||When Shelby hired Chuck from General Motors, he got more than an
experienced project engineer. He also got an accomplished driver, a three-time
SCCA Division class champion in cars that he prepared himself. That
background helped Chuck engineer solutions for the Mustang and accurately
evaluate them, even in competition. The Shelby GT350 won the SCCA’s B-
Production National Championship three years in a row, and Ford won two
consecutive Trans-Am Manufacturers Championships in Mustangs prepared
and campaigned by Shelby American.
On a subject as popular as the Shelby Mustang GT350 fresh, definitive
information is hard to come by, but that is exactly what Chuck provides. He
shares fresh technical details, never-before-heard anecdotes, and corrects
popular misconceptions about the GT350's origins and development. Chuck
also covers his work on later cars like the GT500, as well as his critical role
with the Shelby racing team in the Trans-Am series. And his month-by-month
narrative is supported by scores of photographs (including many rare images
from his own collection and those of other Shelby insiders) as well as technical
drawings and company memos. Additional background information, data, and
details are provided by co-author Greg Kolasa, an automotive historian who
has spent decades researching and writing about Carroll Shelby's cars.
Shelby Mustang GT350 is a vivid, fact-filled account of how the man
Carroll Shelby dubbed "Mr. GT350" led the effort to create an American
automotive legend. It's precisely the book that Shelby Mustang owners and
other enthusiasts have been waiting for.