Style Icon: Carroll Shelby's Overalls

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Carroll Shelby at the Cuban Grand Prix
Carroll Shelby is a legend, everyone knows about the cars, his racing, even his famous Stetson hats. But I wanted to take a moment and put together some photos of Carroll in his Bib Overalls, as you can see, he not only wore them while working on the farm, but behind the wheel. In thinking about it I believe it was a just another way for him to assert his Texan persona in the world of racing. While most drivers were dressed in their custom tailored racing suits by Suixtil or Dunlop, Carroll wore denim overalls and a depending on the weather a short sleeve shirt. While he piloted cars for Ferrari, Maserati, and Aston Martin. 

Driving for Aston Martin at Le Mans, no team uniform, just striped overalls and a long sleeve shirt.

Virginia International Raceway, August 1957. Shelby poses with a VIR official after winning the VIR Inaugural in the Maserati 450S.

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, September 1957. Shelby, with then-wife Jeanne, takes a break, sitting on the Edgar Maserati 300S he drove to 2nd place here.

After winning the 200-mile International Grand Prix at the Riverside Raceways in California. Shelby

Vintage set of Striped Bib Overalls in my collection, one of the many brands and styles that Carroll owned over the years. 

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