My apologies to anyone who needed the services of the library at the October meeting, but I was Up North in God’s Country dealing with a plumbing problem that had to be fixed before the big chill sets in. Hated to miss the Morris Garage Rallye and the anniversary party, but it had to get done. For November we’ll have a new book, Alec Issigonis, the Man Who Made the Mini, which I have not yet read. And a book we talked about at a previous meeting, which I have now read, Shelby. TheMan. The Cars. The Legend. Review follows.
The man. The Cars. The Legend
By Wallace A. Wyss
2007, softbound, 203 pages, b&w photos
“Carroll Shelby is a character, an icon in car culture and has accomplished and failed at many things in life from chicken farmer to an 83 year old man who is now (again) advising Ford on the creation of the Shelby Mustang. The book goes back into Shelby’s history in racing, the beginnings of the Cobra, The Daytona, Ford’s battle for LeMans, the front drive Shelby Dodge, Series I, and the Viper.” Motorbooks review.
I would have liked to seen a little more about his racing career and a fewer Texas witticisms, but all in all a good read, especially for any fan of Shelby or his cars. And who isn’t?