posted by gaylebr - 05/11/12
Carroll had been in very serious condition for a while, so even though it wasn't really a surprise he passed on May 10th, 2012 it was still a surprise. It's a reminder that we all must go some day.
We wish his family the very best and are pleased with the thought that Carroll was able to see the biography come out in print that he and his family had worked on with author Rinsey Mills for years.
This is the REAL Shelby biography with an exclusive offer from BRE; Included with each book, a 6"x9.25" archive photo reprint of the Carroll Shelby Driving School with Shelby and Peter Brock. Go to our book section with in PRODUCTS to read more.
Rinsey Mills, noted UK author and automotive historian has left no stone unturned in the quest to produce the complete study of a remarkable life. With Carroll’s collaboration, Rinsey carried out extensive research and conducted numerous interviews with Carroll, family, friends and those who have worked with him.
Peter Brock’s thoughts on, and recommendation for, the book: “I, as many, have been talking to Rinsey for a few years now as he’s been researching and writing this book. This biography is not the usual fluff. Here at last is the real, raw, high octane truth, right from Shelby’s first memory as a child through to the present day. Mills has it all in fascinating detail that can be as outrageous as it is funny. It’s all there including the whole deeply researched early automotive history in Texas with Jim Hall, Shelby’s racing days in Europe and, of course, the legendary Cobra and Ford eras, as well as the years with Toyota and Chrysler and including Carroll’s “lost” years in Africa. It’s all etched deeply in the pages of this fantastic 400+ page volume that took Mills several years to research and write.
In his almost nine decades Shelby managed to surround himself with incredible talent and wily scoundrels who created as many byzantine problems as stellar triumphs that made Shelby one of the most colorful and controversial characters of our time. I personally recommend this fine book as one of the most interesting and intriguing biographies you’ll ever have a chance to read. Having spent several years of my life with Shelby I thought I knew more than most…I wasn’t even close. Rinsey has it all.”