amyb Posted February 3, 2008 Report Share Posted February 3, 2008 All, I go to the club cobra site fairly often. They are all Cobra owners and re-creation, clone and kit car owners. But they all have a love of the cobra car. There is a lot of Carroll and kit car history there. Most not that good. But they have always seemed fair and just and when I have posted they gave me a fair and decent opportunity to reply . Regardless of the opinions, passions, etc,they have always treated me/us well, I have thanked Brent for that and many of his moderators as well. He runs a good site. The members have the same passion as we do, maybe more. Anyway, while I was there tonight, I saw the "tribute to Carroll" thread and how it has stayed clean and focused thru all the recent turmoil and issues. The last post was really an eye opener for me. I copied it here and hope Brent or Mr GlynMeek won't mind GlynMeek Registered User Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Austin, TX Cobra Make, Engine: Lonestar Classics, 302 stroked to 347; Metallic British Racing Green Posts: 207 Perhaps Teddy Roosevelt said it best... "It is not the critic who counts, or how the strongman stumbled and fell, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, and who spends himself in a worthy cause. If he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that he may never be one of those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat. " As someone said earlier, there is always a surfeit of critics for any GREAT man, but Carroll Shelby WAS in the arena, KNEW great enthusiasms, spent himself in a worthy cause, knew victory and defeat and inspired THOUSANDS of us! Well done sir! Whether you like him, hate him, curse him, he does deserve respect for his accomplishments, none of us would have cars to love and dream of, Jobs to love and appreciate, registries to keep, if it wasn't for Carroll's life and accomplishments. I am sure many will disagree, but how can you? we would have none of this without him. Amy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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