Carroll Shelby

Defgrip reader Reed Avery tipped us off to this amazing interview with Carroll Shelby. In all honesty I’m an auto enthusiast but have never been extremely bowled over by any Shelby automobile, as fast and notable as they are, they just seemed lacking in personality and class when compared to European cars. Not that I haven’t been impressed by them; I’ve just never worked them into my future budget the way I would a, say, Mercedes 300SL Gullwing or even a Ferrari 400i.

One thing Carroll Shelby is not lacking, I came to find, is personality and class. Whether you’re a Shelby fan or have never heard of him, I guarantee that if you watch this interview you will be blown away by the heart and soul that Carroll Shelby has put into his career, as well as the standards by which he lives his life and runs his business.

It’s an overdose of one-liners and inspiration and wise words to live by, from a dude that is days away from being 88 years old, and is still at the top of his game. Click here for the interview.