Tom Cruise May Play Carroll Shelby in Upcoming Movie
He’s one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Over the course of his career he’s starred alongside quite a few good men; you could say he’s something of a Maverick, but the only thing that’s certain is he’s a Scientologist. Now rumor has it Tom Cruise will be playing the legendary Carroll Shelby in an upcoming movie.

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2013 Shelby Focus ST Gets New Parts, Same Power

Shelby is changing it up with a four-door, turbocharged model based on the already sporty Ford Focus ST.

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Custom Shelby GT500 Sports 850 HP in Tribute to Carroll Shelby

In honor of the late Carroll ShelbyFord Motor Company, Shelby American, and Ford Racing teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind Mustang GT500 that debuted today at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, as part of the Concours d’Elegance. 

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Carroll Shelby to Be Remembered by Memorial Road Trip

A memorial road trip remembering Carroll Shelby will kick off on August 13 in Boulder, Colo. remembering the man and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cobra sports car he created.

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2009 GT500KR Originally Owned by Carroll Shelby Heading to Auction

A 2009 GT500KR that was originally titled to the man Carroll Shelby himself, will be heading to the Vicari’s Biloxi auction on October 7th-14th, 2012.

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Carroll Shelby Family Burial Dispute Settled

More than two months after his death, automotive legend Carroll Shelby’s family seems to have settled the dispute over what to do with his remains.

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Carroll Shelby's Family Still Fighting Over Body

Controversy continues to swirl around the late Carroll Shelby as his children and widow bicker over what to do with the body.

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Carroll Shelby Memorial Live Stream Tonight

Anyone who can’t attend the memorial service for automotive legend Carroll Shelby tonight, and that’s most of us, can catch the event streaming live from 6 to 9 p.m. Pacific time tonight.

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Shelby Cobras to Assemble at Monterey Motorsports Reunion

This year is the 50th anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra, and tragically also the year its creator  passed away.

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Carroll Shelby 'King of the Road' Miniseries Starts Today on Velocity Channel

Carroll Shelby’s passing rocked the automotive world, a man that was peerless in his automotive ingenuity and passion for motorsports.

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Carroll Shelby Memorial Planned for May 30

Automotive legend Carroll Shelby’s passing rocked the world of American performance cars on last Friday and a ceremony is scheduled in his honor for May 30 to be held at the Peterson Automotive Museum in LA.

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AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: MINI JCW GP Revealed, Carroll Shelby Dies

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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Carroll Shelby: How One Man Changed the Automotive World

Yesterday, we reported the tragic news of Carroll Shelby’s passing, a man whose passion shaped the automotive industry over the past few decades.

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Carroll Shelby Addresses Health Concerns on Facebook

Among the notable names in the automotive industry, Carroll Shelby’s is easily one of the most recognizable. Known for his racing career and for his prowess as an auto tuner and businessman, he is a storied hero to many enthusiasts.

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Shelby Cobra Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary

Legendary automobiles are hard to come by these days. A horsepower war engulfs the auto industry, robbing supercars of staying power, but 50 years ago — and still today, Carroll Shelby’s name and legacy remain self-distinguished.

A talented amateur,  Shelby was quickly scouted to become a driver for Cad-Allard, Aston Martin, and Maserati during the 1950s. In 1953, Shelby set 16 U.S. and international speed records, exceeding 160 mph across the Bonneville Salt Flats in an Austin-Healey 100S . Then, Shelby set another record in 1956 at the Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race, breaking the time-trial record with a 10:21.8 seconds run in a specialized Ferrari roadster.

Racing in Formula 1 from 1958 to 1959, Shelby participated in eight World Championship races, for Maserati in his first year, then Aston Martin in his second. Finally, Carroll Shelby and teammate racing driver Roy Slavadori earn the coveted win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 behind the wheels of an Aston Martin.

Despite his talent and success in racing, many of us remember Carroll for what he did after he retired from racing. First revealed at the 1962 New York Auto Show, Carroll Shelby introduced a new “hybrid” sports car that possessed a body from the British AC Cars and an American Ford V8 engine. A game-changer at the time, the Shelby Cobra has now become an icon in automotive history.

While many Cobra fans would believe that the AC Ace chassis and the Ford V8 were necessary ingredients for the perfect Cobra sports car recipe, neither AC Cars nor Ford were Shelby’s first-choice for suppliers. It wasn’t until another British marque, Austin Healey, declined Shelby that he turned to AC. What’s more, Chevrolet quickly refused to supply Shelby with its small block V8, fearing the action would effectively help a man build a car that will compete against its own Corvette sports car.

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