'Shelby American' Spotlights Carroll Shelby's Life as an Automotive Icon

The biographic documentary was made by Adam Carolla and Nate Adams.

By
Entertainment
6,274 Hypes 0 Comments

Following the recent release of Ford V. Ferrari, filmmakers Adam Carolla and Nate Adams have decided to honor Carroll Shelby himself and his life story in a new documentary titled Shelby American.

Where Ford V. Ferrari highlighted the two automotive companies in battle, Shelby American tells the story of how the son of a local mail carrier became an automotive legend. It comes from Carolla and Adams’ research for their documentary The 24 Hour War — which remembers the iconic Le Mans race — as the two found out so much about Shelby’s life they felt it deserved its own work.

Adams said, “The more research we did, the more we learned Carroll Shelby was an amazing character. It wasn’t just him, it was Phil Remington, Peter Brock, Charlie Agapiou, and the others he surrounded himself with. They were all incredible. We knew we had to devote an entire doc to him.”

Spending another 18 months with Shelby’s family to obtain a deeper insight into his life, the two embarked on documenting interviews with his colleagues and competitors including Ferrari’s Le Mans team such as Piero Ferrari, John Surtees and Mauro Forghieri.

Shelby American is two hours long and features vintage racing footage, interview clips with Henry Ford II, a new interview with Edsel Ford II, and various others in Shelby’s life such as Bill Krause, who drove the second-ever race-ready Shelby Cobra.

The documentary is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and is also available to stream on Carolla’s Chassy Media website.

In other news, a Michael Jackson biopic is in the works.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

OVO Unveils the Toronto Raptors' City Edition Uniform
Sports

OVO Unveils the Toronto Raptors' City Edition Uniform

The jersey will make its on-court debut this Wednesday.

Gucci's Dublin Sneakers Get a Cozy Seasonal "Beige Wool GG" Makeover
Footwear

Gucci's Dublin Sneakers Get a Cozy Seasonal "Beige Wool GG" Makeover

Fresh from its Cruise 2020 runway.

size? & adidas Originals Look to Archive With BC Trainer Exclusive Release
Footwear

size? & adidas Originals Look to Archive With BC Trainer Exclusive Release

Arriving in its original 1970s colorway.


Tory Lanez's 'Chixtape 5' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200
Music

Tory Lanez's 'Chixtape 5' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200

Post Malone, Summer Walker & Kanye West also appear in this week’s top 10.

sacai x Nike Rumored to Drop PEG Vaporfly SP Collab Fall 2020
Footwear

sacai x Nike Rumored to Drop PEG Vaporfly SP Collab Fall 2020

Reportedly three colorways.

Buju Banton Signs Partnership Deal With Roc Nation & Shares "Steppa" Music Video
Music

Buju Banton Signs Partnership Deal With Roc Nation & Shares "Steppa" Music Video

Thanks to Rihanna.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.