Carroll Shelby Changes Lanes

  • March 24, 2009
Auto racing legend Carroll Shelby, chairman and founder of Carroll Shelby International Inc., has launched "Shelby Signature Foods." The company will focus on healthy comfort foods, as well as regional specialties such as salad dressing mixes, cornbread, salsa, and fried chicken batter mix, per a release.

After retiring from the race circuit, Shelby started working with Ford Motor in the early Sixties to create the Mustang-based Cobra sports car and Shelby Mustangs.

Shelby also helped start the Chili's restaurant chain with Larry Lavine in 1975. --Karl Greenberg

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