Carroll Shelby, father of the iconic Shelby Cobra, winner of the 1959 24 Hours of LeMans (at the wheel of an Aston Martin) and the man who helped Ford go head to head with Ferrari on some of the greatest racetracks in the world - and beat them at their own game - has passed away at the age of 89.
Carroll was a great friend to Barry Meguiar, and Barry often credits Carroll as the inspiration for our Car Crazy TV show; after spending time swapping old "car guy" stories together, Barry thought that there must be an audience out there who would love to hear iconic car guys, like Carroll, telling their own stories, and thus Car Crazy was born. Carroll even offered to lend his voice to one of our commercials a few years ago. You may recall the NXT Tech Wax commercial with the Dodge Viper asking the Shelby Cobra how he got his great shine - yep, that's Carroll doing the voice over for the Shelby, of course!
Below is an early episode of Car Crazy where Barry not only tells Carroll's story but has a nice, extended chat with the icon himself.