Bibliography: Shelby Racing

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Shelby Racing Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by staff of the Benson Ford Research Center’s Archives and Library Department based on materials in our collections. If you have questions about these resources, please use our Submit a Question feature. If you are interested in duplication, please see our Duplication Resources FAQ.

In 1960, Carroll Shelby retired from auto racing and turned his attention to designing and building high-performance automobiles. While the vehicles were re-engineered and adapted from models produced by other manufacturers, they are considered some of the most successful performance cars ever made.

Archival

  • Acc. 2009.158 Dave Friedman Collection
    • box 2
      • Nassau Speed Week, December 1958 
      • 9th Santa Barbara Road Races, May 31 - June 1, 1958
    • box 9 
      • 1962-1963 (1 of 2) Chavez Ravine at Dodger Stadium, March 1963 (Unprocessed)  
      • 1962-1963 (1 of 2) Riverside C.S.C.C., 2/11/1963 (Unprocessed)
    • box 10 
      • 1962-1963 (2 of 2) Bridgehampton Double 500, September 14-15 1963 Long Island N.Y. (Unprocessed)
      • 1962-1963 (2 of 2) Road America 500, Elkhart Lake, WI, September 6-7 1963 (Unprocessed)
    • box 14 1965-66 (2 of 3) Nassau Speed Weeks, December 1965 (Unprocessed)
    • box 15 1965-66 (3 of 3) Nassau, November 27-December 1966 (Unprocessed)
    • box 16A  Mid-Ohio Trans American Sedan- June 10-11, 1967. Mansfield, OH (Unprocessed)
    • box 17 Slides, Neg, Contact Sheets – Daytona February 3-4, 1968 (Unprocessed)
    • box 24 Nassau Speed Week, December 1963 
    • box 26 1964, March. 12 Hours Sebring
    • box 35 Daytona Continental 2000
    • box 41 Cobra Coupe at Bonneville, November 1965
    • box 43 1966 March. 12 Hours of Sebring
    • box 45 1966 June. 24 Hours of Le Mans
    • box 55 1967 June. 24 Hours of Le Mans 
    • box 57 1967 August. Shelby King Cobra Construction and Testing
    • box 80
      • 1981 August. Shelby-American Reunion
      • 1995 June Shelby-American Reunion
    • box 91-93  Shelby-American International subseries
    • box 98 1962 Shelby Cobra Coupe
    • box 99 1967 Carroll Shelby Promotional
    • box 101 Miscellaneous
      • Shelby Memorabilia, 1995
      • Shelby Reunion at Laguna Seca, 1989
      • Shelby Reunion at Sears Point Raceway, 1995
    • box 108-111 Shelby-American International
    • box 111 Photographs - Head shots - Shelby, Carroll, undated
    • box 119 1965 Shelby-American International Shops
    • box 123 1995 Shelby American Reunion at Sears Point
    • box 133  
      • 1964 Shelby-American International Shops
      • 1990-1991 Shelby Roast
    • box 158  Photographs - Prints - Race Car Builders & Teams - Shelby American International, 1958-1964
    • box 160 Shelby Racing subseries
      • Correspondence and reports, 1962-1968 (6 folders)
      • Clippings and published material, circa 1962-1968
      • Ford Indy Program, 1928-1968
      • Undated
    • box 161 Ford Racing - Carroll Shelby
      • Shelby American Racing - Balcean, Cantwell, Agapian, O'Leary, Stucki
      • Shelby American Racing - Beebe, Negstad, Thompson, Frey, Sutcliffe, Johnson, Pabst, Collins
      • Shelby American Racing -  Box, Donovan, Kirkpatrick, Muhleman
      • Shelby American Racing - Davis, Passino, Simpson, Nedle Deke, Hill, Kwech, Bondurant, Ake, Pike
      • Shelby American Racing - Frey, Chance, Gurney, Joans
      • Shelby American Racing - Gardner, Smith, Culleton, Spencer, Salvadori, Grant
      • Shelby American Racing - Joans, Cramer, MacDonald, Popou, Lang
      • Shelby American Racing - John Cooper, Jones, Eaton, Fitzpatrick, Gerber
      • Shelby American Racing - Kretzschmar, Goodell
      • Shelby American Racing - Leslie, Holbert, Henney, Perry, Pierce, Collins, Negstad
      • Shelby American Racing - Negstad, Mann, Ohlsen, Sears, Uren, Olthoff, Peat, Amon, Whitmore, Burnes
      • Shelby American Racing - Sears, Steele, Gurney
      • Shelby American / Indy & Laguna Seca – Ward, Brabham, Shelby, Geddes, J.L.
         
  • Acc. 1039 James Drake Photographs
    • box 1 
      • 4. Ford Mark IV (winner 1967 Le Mans 24 hour race; A.J. Foyt, Dan Guerney, drivers)
      • 9. Honeycomb Aluminum (for Mark IV sandwich; fabrication for 1967 Le Mans car)
      • 13. Shelby Mustang GT 500 (1967 model; testing in wind tunnel)
      • 16. Mark IV (Le Mans, France)

         
  • Acc. 2012.25 Peter Bryant Papers
    • Peter Bryant papers. Included is information relating to Peter Bryant's racing interests including CanAm and Shelby racing vehicles. The oversize engineering drawings include drawings relating to Bryant's specially designed racing car, the Shadow, as well as the Shelby Series 1 car. 
       
  • Acc. 2015.69 Don "Sully" Sullivan Papers
    • The Don "Sully" Sullivan papers come a former Ford Motor Company engineer, and contain approx. 47 cubic ft. of engineering drawings, notes, and internal documents covering primarily a period from the 1950s into the 1980s. There are also a number of rolled drawings, four audio and two video reminiscences with Mr. Sullivan about his life and experiences with Henry Ford as well as his later extensive time with Ford Racing.
       
  • Acc. 1686 P.J. Gaughan Collection
    • box 4 Box 4 Detroit Auto Show 1967 (includes official program, notes, and photographs)
      • Ford Motor Company (Ford Division Exhibit Area,  Ford Mustang Mach I, Ford Shelby GT 350, Ford Shelby GT 500)
         
  • Acc. 175 Automotive Product Literature Collection
    • Shelby (Shelby-American) (1962-1989)

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  • Acc. 2009.103 Phil Harms Collection
    • Harms Number 5401- 5, C Shelby #46 sports cars

Objects

Audio/Visual Material (materials may be restricted due to format, please contact reference staff in advance for access) 

  • Oral History and Digital Images, 2008.130 Interview with Carroll Shelby, August, 2008 (Reference/research use only)
  • Oral History and Digital Images, 2008.129 Interview with Dan Gurney, August, 2008 (Reference/research use only)
  • Acc. 2007.40.0 Jon Hart Vintage Auto Racing Video Collection
    • The tapes were created by Jon Hart for a television program he was producing. The finished programs are a series of video essays covering topics like automobile museums and their collections, club meets and shows, rallies, racing, and auctions. Also included are interviews with automobile designers, builders and historians. The tapes include raw footage and completed programs. Topics covered include: racing at Elkhart Lake, Watkins Glen, and the Bahamas Grand Prix; car shows at Meadowbrook and other locations; and specific subjects like the Shelby Cobra. The dates range from 1986 to 1993. (Reference/research use only)

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