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Always sad when someone you admire dies. And the saddest part is...or maybe I'm sounding like my age is creeping in around the edges...but who will replace the classic heroes in time?
 

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My hero too.

R.I.P. Carroll.
 

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Carroll Shelby wasn't only a legend in the automotive world, he was also a rock star in the medical world, holding the record for the longest-surviving heart transplant recipient at over 21 years. Typically a heart transplant patient gains about a decade of life, but Shelby more than doubled that. 89 years is a good full life for anyone, but for a double transplant recipient (he also had a kidney transplant in the late 90's, donated by his son Michael) it's phenominal. Let's face it: The guy didn't know HOW to quit!

We lost another racing legend just last month when Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins passed away. It makes me wonder which of the drivers we grew up watching and admiring will be next. So many of the racing superstars of the 1960's and 70's are getting up there in age, so you never know.
 

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I think if you were a test pilot, and then made a profession of motorsports - especially back when safety was an afterthought, and had issues with your heart, and you live to be an old man, you did alright.
 
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