Carroll Shelby Continues To Do Awesome Things For Those In Need

Charity

He'll always will be one-of-a-kind.

Some people were destined to be larger than life and Carroll Shelby was one of them. The former chicken farmer not only went on to win Le Mans but also changed American racing and performance forever. Oh yeah, the first car he ever built was something he named “Cobra.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Over three years have passed since his death at the age of 89, and it was a long life well lived, many thanks in part to heart transplant he received in 1990. He once said that "when you hear those words, 'I think we found you a heart' there is nothing so sweet."

Inspired by that experience, he formed the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which helps kids fight life-threatening illnesses, supports organizations that provide medical assistance, funds scholarships in automotive education, and other related educational fields.

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If you’ve been thinking of making a charitable donation somewhere, please consider old Shelby’s Foundation and honor his legacy. We all owe him much gratitude. For more details on how you can help, check out the official Shelby American website by clicking here.

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