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.
Rob McLellan Shelby Charger 10.89_Oct3.2010.mov
On October 3,2010 with a 30km headwind at Gimli Dragway, Rob McLellan ran a
10.89 at 135 miles per hour in his Dodge Shelby Charger.
Update Oct. 2011: This Shelby Charger has now gone 10.28 @ 138.94mph (1.56
60 foot) (Fastest 8-valve 5 speed 4 cyl turbo Dodge on the planet)
Update Oct. 2011: This Car has now gone 10.04 @ 143.28 mph see video
Shelby Charger T1 to T2 #1
video # 1 of 6. My 87 shelby charger. Im converting it from t1 to t2 and
will be showing you the way to do it and the parts you'll need.
Shelby Dodge Tribute
This is a short video dedicated to the forgotten Shelby cars and their turbocharged Mopar siblings.
The photos were taken by me at the annual SDAC convention, that was held in
Chicagoland this year.
For more information on these 80's pocket rockets head over to www.turbo-mopar.com
Note: The beginning dialogue is Shelby talking about a Supercharged
Charger; I couldn't seem to find some useable audio that pertained to the
use of the turbochargers in the numbered
cars that followed... But it still has its merits.
Thanks for watching!
Erik's fastest times to date
This is a little compilation of a few videos of a friend of mine's 86
shelby charger. Just showing what a POS TD is capable of. He has less than
500 bucks in the motor and less than 1000 in the whole car.
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.
Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action!
Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag
Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts
Website - http://www.motortrend.com
87 shelby charger T1 to T2 complete
final product. 2.2 turbo 2 converted to
a Super 60, super 60 cam on 110 centerline, 804 injectors, vibrant front
mount, custom Intercooler
piping, custom air intake, 2 1/2 in swing vavle, 2 1/2 in Exhaust (no converter) soon to be forged
chrysler TII rods and crank, glhs computer 18 psi. thanks to cindy at FWD
Performance for all the help!