I first heard the news that Shelby died while reading my tweets Friday around one in the morning. Besides feeling a personal loss, I knew my sister Donna, my brother Preston and my cousin Chuck Williams aka BB1, would be impacted by the loss of this automotive legend. Here are the emails between the four of us on Mother's Day weekend.
We all should be so fortunate..... to be able to do what we love, inspire others to follow their dreams and realize our God given talent has made a mark!
That is a life of purpose and dimension and I hope that is who Carroll was. If so He really did it right !!
I can just see him cursing in his Cream white Convertible Shelby 500, with those twin blue racing stripes, pulling up to those pearly Gates,..... he gives his Shelby-500 a couple of Rev's, just to let Saint Peter know he is home and to open up the gates..... as he passes on by, Saint Pete slaps him a high five and says "nice ride bro!! Welcome Home."
As Carroll pulls up to his Mansion, he's welcomed by all those who love him. He steps out of his 500 and is embraced by God, who says..... Well done good and faithful servant, enter unto your rest.
But first let's take a ride..... can I drive?
Carroll Shelby RIP.
|Chuck Williams aka BB1.|
He was the only American Manufacturer to beat the pants off of Enzo Ferrari 1964,1965, 1966, with his little Cobra with an American V8 "Ford." The rest is history that won't repeat itself in our lifetime anyway.
Hey Cuz, Hearing about Shelby was a real bad day for the REEEEEL car guy------ME!..... The Rip Chords circa: 1964 had one special song about "The King Of All Cars."..... The Cobra, like the Beach Boys are sittin on top of the world for ALL TIME!!!!! FUN,FUN,FUN, BB1 Love You Cuz.
|Bill Williams Shelby GT 500|
after it crashed.
Me with my dad's cousin, Bill Stroh's, 1965 racing Cobra while I was in Chicago in 1966. Read the whole story under Bill Stroh in my archives.