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Before Carroll Shelby's days of taming the mighty Cobra

Carroll Shelby was born on this day in 1923, and while the great Texan is remembered as the man who tamed the Cobra, he was first and foremost a racing driver. Racing sportscars for Aston Martin in Europe in 1958 earned Shelby a drive in four Grand Prix with a Maserati 250F entered by the independent Scuderia Centro Sud outfit. Shelby manhandled the outdated machine to the best of his ability, achieving a fourth place finish at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza during a drive he shared with good friend Masten Gregory However, his close relationship with Aston Martin fueled his desire to drive the manufacturer's new F1 car in 1959. Unfortunately, the potential shown by the beautiful DBR4 when...
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