A sad day for motorsports..
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > A sad day for motorsports..

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
UrbanNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
Posts: 934
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default A sad day for motorsports..

Ive never been a Ford fan... but today is the loss of one of the greatest designers to ever live.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-carroll-shelby-20120511,0,7384989.story
__________________
Si vis pacem, Para Bellum.
"If you want peace, Prepare for war"
UrbanNinja is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 05-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
KnurledNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sonova Beach
Posts: 11
Default

__________________
Semper Fi
KnurledNut is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lima,Ohio
Posts: 3,309
Liked 3100 Times on 1395 Posts
Likes Given: 2878

Default

RIP. One of the greats.
rjd3282 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
fmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fmj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Wayne,IN
Posts: 3,454
Liked 753 Times on 437 Posts
Likes Given: 306

Default

I was a HUGE fan!!

Sad day for sure. One the truly great pioneers in auto sports.
__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjammin Franklin

The 1911: Turning useless trash into good fertilizer for over 100 years!!
fmj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9209 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

I'm bawling now...
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,899
Liked 2059 Times on 828 Posts
Likes Given: 2706

Default

That is sad to no end
opaww is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,154
Liked 5738 Times on 3362 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

I wonder if he was either surprised or disappointed that he wasn't killed in a car accident or by an angry ex-wife?
__________________
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
UrbanNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
Posts: 934
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by orangello
I wonder if he was either surprised or disappointed that he wasn't killed in a car accident or by an angry ex-wife?
You know what.. ive never thought of that. He built some of the fastest, most beautiful cars in the world. And yet, he never got hurt in one..
__________________
Si vis pacem, Para Bellum.
"If you want peace, Prepare for war"
UrbanNinja is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wjnfirearms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portersville,Pennsylvania
Posts: 336
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Definately a sad day here. Aside from being a Blue Oval fan forever and a charter member of Ford Racing, I've been a huge Shelby fan for as long as the cars have been around. My dream ride is a 1968 GT500KR convertable. I doubt that I can ever afford one, but if able to choose between anything, that would be the one.

This man epitomized the American dream and what someone can be capable of. He rose from nothing to everything and never lost his humanity. His biography, which I read a while back, was quite an interesting read.

God speed, Carroll.
wjnfirearms is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kytowboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 7,037
Liked 2414 Times on 1504 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Not a ford man, yet a sad sad day for them. I did respect that man for his amazing cars.
__________________
Oh dern....


Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
kytowboater is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes




Newest Threads