Cat Can't Scratch It
- May 9, 2000
Thursday was a sad day for the automotive world when it lost one if its most prolific inventors and designers. It was announced on Friday that Carroll Shelby, the mastermind behind the iconic Cobra, the muscled-up Ford Mustang GT500 and the Chrysler Viper has passed away at the age of 89.
The one-time chicken farmer had more than a half-dozen successful careers during his long life. Among them: champion race car driver, racing team owner, automobile manufacturer, automotive consultant, safari tour operator, raconteur, chili entrepreneur and philanthropist.