The passing of Carrol Shelby is leaving a big hole in the collective hearts of his family of friends and supporters. On May 30 a memorial was held around the world in his memory. I was lucky to attend the celebration of Carrol’s life at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn Michigan.
There was a great group of cars representing the Shelby marque. We were invited into the theater to watch the web cast of activies taking place at the Peterson Museum. There was a continous roll of photos of Carrol doing what he was known for. Being around race cars and race courses. A nice tribute to his memeory.
We were all invited to return to our vehicles. At 9:54 EST we observed a minute of silence to reflect on what Carrol meant to each of us. At 9:55 EST the comand was given to “START YOUR ENGINES”. We were all treated to almost one full minute of the sweetest music known to any gear head. I don’t think anyone could guess the number of horses that roared at 9:55 EST. I bounced my 550 HP off the rev limiter a couple times. The roar was truly an experience not to be forgotten.