It's a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car.
I had a lot of fun driving race cars, but it wasn't my No. 1 priority.
Every morning I wake up with new ideas.
I didn't have time for my children much. I wasn't a very good parent; I had a pretty unhappy home life.
In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, 'Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,' the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can't make a race horse out of a mule. I don't want to do it.' He said, 'I didn't ask you to make it; you work for me.'
The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.