Inside Shelby American: Wrenching And Racing With Carroll Shelby In The 1960s

October 3, 2017|
Inside Shelby American: Wrenching And Racing With Carroll Shelby In The 1960s by John Morton
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Inside Shelby Americanis a firsthand account of the iconic sports car builder and racing team from John Morton, champion racer, and personal friend of Carroll Shelby.

In the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. By 1962, his dreams had led him to enrolling in theShelby School of High Performance Driving. In a bold moment after the last class, Morton asked Carroll Shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed Shelby American. The answer was “Yes, here''s a broom. Thus, ended Morton''s college career andbegan his long racing career.

Inside Shelby Americanis his personal account of acompany overflowing with talent, from designer Pete Brock, to fabricator extraordinaire Phil Remington, to drivers like Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, and Phil Hill. Their rides are equally captivating: AC Cobra, Mustang GT350, Ford GT, Daytona Coupe.

More than just a historical account, Morton''s story is intertwined with the memories of other Shelby staffers of the period, revealing through historic photography and anuntold perspectivethe rousing story of America''s most legendary racer and car builder.
John Mortonmoved to California from Illinois in 1962 to enroll in Carroll Shelby''s driving school at Riverside. After completion, with Peter Brock having been his instructor, John asked Shelby for a job on the racing team. He progressed from shop janitor to team driver in 1964, launching a career that spanned over forty years and join...
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Title:Inside Shelby American: Wrenching And Racing With Carroll Shelby In The 1960s
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.1 in
Published:October 3, 2017
Publisher:Motorbooks
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760353615

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