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Carroll Shelby: A Collection of my Favorite Racing Photos

Art Evans

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ISBN 10: 1613253222 / ISBN 13: 9781613253229
Published by CarTech, 2016
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Title: Carroll Shelby: A Collection of my Favorite ...

Publisher: CarTech

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Art Evans was a sports car racer in the 1950s on the West Coast who raced against, and became close friends with, Carroll Shelby. Their intense competition on the track became a lifelong friendship off the track. He and Shelby collaborated on many business projects over the years, including books, marketing projects, projects for the Shelby Foundation, and so on. In his later years, Shelby loved the books about his cars and similar topics, but his eyesight was failing to the point where he had difficulty reading, and really preferred the books that were heavy with photos.

It was from that realization that Shelby and Evans decided to work on one last book together. They both combed through the Shelby archives and selected Shelby's favorite images from his racing career. That is almost the entirety of this book. It is packed with photos selected by Shelby himself, and the captions are quotes from Shelby's commentary on the action in the photo, as well as his memories.

Unfortunately, Carroll Shelby passed away before the book was fully completed, but Evans, following Shelby's instructions, carried this final project through to completion. Filled with images that have never been seen in print, as well as images not published since the 1950s and 1960s, this final work from Shelby is a personally curated collection by the legend himself. If you are a sports car racing fan, Ford fan, Shelby fan, or any combination of the three, this book is a perfect addition to your automotive library.

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Art Evans began his automotive career as a sports car racer during the 1950s. He went on to run a public relations and advertising company representing automotive-related enterprises, serve as a director for the SCCA, publish Sports Car Journal magazine, produce and direct motion pictures, teach photography, and work as a cinematographer on commercials. He has also authored a number of books about motorsports, many covering his close friend Carroll Shelby.

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