Velocity will pay tribute to Carroll Shelby with mini-series
When Carroll Shelby passed away on Friday, May 11th, the automotive world took a collective moment to morn his death. Even though we knew he was sick with pneumonia at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, it was still a shock and brought incredible sadness to anyone who was familiar with his legendary accomplishments. Now, Velocity will pay a much-deserved tribute to Carroll Shelby in a three-part mini-series event starting on Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 PM.
When Carroll Shelby died, Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member issued this statement. “We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll’s family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry. There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be. However, we promised Carroll we would carry on, and he put the team, the products and the vision in place to do just that.”
The three-part mini-series will be called "King of the Road: Carroll Shelby” and will honor that incredible vision he brought to the automotive world. Each hour-long episode will chronicle an era in Shelby's life: his journey from a Texas farm to the top step at Le Mans where he was the first American to win the cup.