Inside Shelby American

Inside Shelby American

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DIVIn the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the Shelby 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 a€œYes, here's a broom.a€ Thus ended Morton's college career and began his long racing career./divDIV /divDIVOver the next three years, Morton would be a firsthand witness to the evolution of one of the most iconic sports car builders and racing teams of the 1960s. Inside Shelby American is his personal account of a company overflowing with talent, from designer Pete Brock to fabricator extraordinare Phil Remington to drivers like Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, and Phil Hill. The cars were equally captivating: AC Cobra, Mustang GT350, Ford GT, Daytona Coupe. In this book, Mortona€™s story is intertwined with the memories of other Shelby staffers of the period, revealing through historic photography and an untold perspective the rousing story of Americaa€™s most legendary racer and car builder./divBruce Burness had finished the job of replacing the illconceived 2liter Corvair engine in George Follmera#39;s Lotus 23 with a Porsche 904 engine. It was a very big job, requiring extensive frame modification. On thepositive side, the904 Porsche anbsp;...

Title:Inside Shelby American
Author:John Morton
Publisher:Motorbooks - 2013-11-18


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