Carroll Shelby King Of The Road. To Premiere Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 PM On Velocity Channel.

Carroll Shelby passed away May 10th. Velocity pays tribute to an automotive legend in the definitive profile of America’s car king, Carroll Shelby. A pioneer in racing and automotive design, Shelby put America on the map in a racing culture long dominated by European drivers and styles. In honor of his recent passing, Velocity presents the world premiere mini-series KING OF THE ROAD: CARROLL SHELBY, debuting Sunday May 20th at 8:00 PM (ET/PT).

The three part series will follow Shelby’s exploits as a hard-working Texas farmer all the way to the victory lane at Le Mans, where he became the first American to take home the cup. After his racing career came to an abrupt halt, Shelby would partner with Ford to create two of the most iconic muscle cars to date. Velocity takes you on an exclusive journey, unveiling Shelby’s irreplaceable legacy on car culture.

Part I – World Premiere Sunday May 20th at 8:00 PM
The exploits of the hard charging Texas farmer turned racer are explored. From his humble early stages, Carroll Shelby takes on and conquers the world  of international sports car racing at Le Mans and builds the most iconic American sports car, the Cobra.

Part II – World Premiere Sunday May 20th at 9:00 PM
Carroll Shelby teams with Ford Motor Company in 1965 and transforms the  Mustang into a true race car; the GT 350. Four decades after the original  GT  350, Shelby builds a new GT 350 with Ford’s latest Mustang.

Part III – World Premiere Sunday May 20th at 10:00 PM
Borrowing the concept from his original Shelby Mustang GT 500 of the 1960’s, Shelby and Ford build a boulevard brute with Ford’s new big block Mustang. Shelby American transforms the new Shelby Mustang GT 500 into the world’s fastest production Mustang.

12 Responses to “Carroll Shelby King Of The Road. To Premiere Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 PM On Velocity Channel.”

  1. 1 Bruce Herman May 16th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Thanks. Will watch. And like him I am a Texan.

  2. 2 GuitarSlinger May 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Got my DVR set and ready to go !

    BTW the show is on ‘ Velocity Channel HD ‘ … not Discovery – Discovery as listed

    ( wouldn’t want anyone to miss this you know )

  3. 3 Aloha-Terry May 16th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    One of the all time greats and doing just about anything! I met him a couple of times up at Elkhart Lake at the vintage races and he was truly a nice guy. I that time he was selling his very successful Caroll Shelby Chile in can. Thsi guy could sell ice to Eskimo’s and. Once you met him you knew you were then dealing with a force a nature not a regular human being, but at the same time a real man’s man and honest as the day is long. Watch the show an\d find out what he listed as
    his occupation as when he won Lemans in 1959….

  4. 4 Knucklehead May 16th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I’ll be watching.

  5. 5 motorcycle covers May 17th, 2012 at 1:55 am

    This is my first time to know the legend of Mr. Shelby The King of the Road after all of those years. Maybe he is indeed a man of honor in his profession as a car racer. I believe that he accomplished everything he wants in his life. Salute for him. . .

  6. 6 Johnny May 17th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Not going to feature anything about his Dodge bodied cars?

  7. 7 CafeSportyTC May 17th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    why would you want to Johnny….. j/k , the man was a great of his industry. he will be missed

  8. 8 John E Adams May 18th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Thanks Cyril a must see over here!

  9. 9 ValueTeck Enterprises May 20th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    RIP Carroll.

  10. 10 Jay58 May 21st, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    You will always be remembered! Rest in Peace!

  11. 11 Butchjma May 21st, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Hope this makes it on DVD !!! RIP Carroll

  12. 12 Al Kemerer May 31st, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Carroll passed on my birthday more memorable than my birthday. Can’t find the words.

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