Carroll Shelby: Racing Legend and Father of the Cobra, GT350 & GT500 - Wide Open Throttle Episode 17
On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang pays homage to automotive icon Carroll Shelby and takes a look at his life and legacy. Though he was born in a small and humble Texas town and worked as both a dump truck owner and chicken farmer, Shelby became a racecar driver who broke records and a visionary designer who indelibly influenced the automotive industry. Wide Open Throttle appears every Thursday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com
Drag racing the Omni GLH SRT4
First time I've ever gotten a chance to see myself drag racing. These are 3 of the runs I made on Friday May 8th, 2009. I'm running 8psi of Boost, E85 for fuel, MegaSquirt is running my 2.4L DOHC motor. I REALLY have a traction problem in 1st and 2nd. The last car I ran against really threw me off, I normally baby my gas in 1st and 2nd to keep the tires connected. I couldn't hear anything but that loud thing, I was quite happy when he ran off and left me to myself. hehehe
Carroll Shelby Goes Racing
Ford provided Carroll Shelby with an engine for his start up sports car company and AC supplied the bodies. Shelby hired a bunch of hot rod builders in California and they created the Cobra. Soon Ford turned to Shelby to beef up the Mustang and turn it into a Corvette beater. The GT 350 was born. But there was more. Henry Ford II had tried to buy Ferrari and was spurned. Not one who was used to losing he decided to beat Enzo Ferrari on the track. After Ford's first forays stalled they turned to Shelby to beef up the GT 40s and take on Ferrari. Pete Brock, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney put the cars through their paces. CO30
1983 Dodge Shelby Charger / May 2013 update
video 2: Since purchasing this 1983 1/2 Dodge Shelby Charger in August 2012, a number of engine updates by turboMopar's 'R/T' and 'BIGBRUDDA" have resulted in a nicely running Shelby Dodge machine. Here is a short video with a few throttle blips to show off the new Exhaust and smooth-running carbed 2.2 liter 4-banger.