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Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story (2019)

Shelby American (original title)
The story of automotive icon Carroll Shelby who started as a chicken farmer and went on to become one of the winningest racing drivers in American motorsports, and the only man in history to win in Le Mans as a driver and a manufacturer.

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Nate Adams, Adam Carolla
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Credited cast:
Charlie Agapiou Charlie Agapiou ... Self
Chris Amon Chris Amon ... Self (archive footage)
Mario Andretti Mario Andretti ... Self
Zora Arkus-Duntov Zora Arkus-Duntov ... (archive footage)
Richard Attwood Richard Attwood ... Self
A.J. Baime A.J. Baime ... Self
Bob Bondurant ... Self
Peter Brock Peter Brock ... Self
Gordon Chance Gordon Chance ... Self
John Clinard John Clinard
Enzo Ferrari Enzo Ferrari ... (archive footage)
Piero Ferrari Piero Ferrari ... Self
Edsel B. Ford II ... Self
Henry Ford II Henry Ford II ... (archive footage)
Henry Ford ... (archive footage)
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SHELBY AMERICAN tells the story of automotive icon Carroll Shelby, who started as a chicken farmer in East Texas and went on to become one of the winningest racing drivers in the history of American motorsports. When a tragic heart condition sidelined his racing career, Shelby reinvented himself as a manufacturer, creating the Shelby Cobra. The Cobra dominated American sports car racing from its inception, but Shelby's goal was always to win internationally and beat Enzo Ferrari, who he had a personal vendetta against. Henry Ford II noticed Shelby's success and hired him to not only run Ford's GT40 program, but also to beat Ferrari at the biggest race in the world - The 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ford/Ferrari wars at Le Mans would become the most storied racing battles in automotive history, and Carroll Shelby was always center stage. To this day, Carroll Shelby is the only man in history to win in Le Mans as both a driver and a manufacturer. Written by Nate Adams

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Worth seeing even for those who are not into racing
22 December 2019 | by avakay-98287See all my reviews

Good documentary about Carroll Shelby's life and work. Great film footage keeps it interesting. The background music is so loud...at times it drowns out the dialogue.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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