The Henry Ford mourns the passing of Carroll Shelby—race car driver, champion team owner, automotive designer, true innovator.
From his racing days behind the wheel, to his innovative designs on the track, one common trait threads through all that he accomplished in his more than 50 years in the automotive racing field: passion. He was a firm believer in being passionate about what you did and what you created, always focusing on the future. When asked what was his favorite car creation, he would reply, “the next one.”
We are grateful to Mr. Shelby for his pioneering leadership and all that he has done in the automotive and racing industries and we are proud to display his work in the 1967 Ford Mark IV LeMans Race Car in Henry Ford Museum.
Here’s the OnInnovation interview.
More digitized items pertaining to Mr. Shelby are available for view in The Henry Ford’s online collections. The the 1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car is on display as part of Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibition.