Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography by Rinsey MillsCarroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography by Rinsey Mills

Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography

byRinsey Mills

Paperback | March 15, 2014

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The definitive record of the twentieth century's preeminent car builder and racer is now available in an updated paperback edition.It was motoring authorRinsey Mills'passion for AC cars and motorsports history that led to his first meeting with Carroll Shelby. His suggestion that they should collaborate in order to create an accurate record of Shelby's life and achievements at first was rebuffed but later taken up with enthusiasm. This authorized biography is the result.Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biographywas a long time in the making, as Mills left no stone unturned in his quest to produce the complete study of Shelby's remarkable life. He carried out extensive research and conducted numerous interviews, fully capturing the narrative of Carroll Shelby within and outside of the automotive racing world: his childhood in Texas, wartime tenure with the Army Air Force, and postwar entrepreneurship; his earliest race wins in 1952 and his legendary 1959 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; his monumental release of the first Cobra and the formation of Shelby American in 1962; his historical partnership with Ford that would last for decades; all the way through to Shelby's personal hobbies, travels, and present-day legacy. Fascinating photographs from Shelby's personal collection complete a book whose original hardcover edition was published mere weeks before his passing, makingCarroll Shelby: The Authorized Biographya magnificent and lasting tribute to one of the greatest automotive figures of the twentieth century.

Rinsey Millshas owned AC sports cars, both pre-war and post-war, for forty years. He has restored some and raced others. His books includeOriginal AC Ace and CobraandEssential AC Cobra.
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Title:Carroll Shelby: The Authorized BiographyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:552 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760346461

ISBN - 13:9780760346464

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"Shelby's life and achievements are succinctly summarized in Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography. Rinsey Mills, who has written several auto-related books including three about Cobras, the authorized biography leaves no stone unturned. Mills has shone a set of high-intensity driving lights on Shelby's life, and he spent years interviewing not only the man himself, but also his family (including ex-wives), and those most closely connected to his various ventures." - Canada.com "Carroll Shelby: That Authorized Biography is a nice way to remember the man and the legend. With lots of images from Shelby's own collection, this is a book that any enthusiast would enjoy." - AutoWeek"Biography goes full throttle to keep pace with Cobra founder." - Denver Post