Posted May 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Many thousands of words have been written since auto designer Carroll Shelby's recent death at the age of 89. Most of them documented his championship driving days, the Shelby Cobra he designed, his innovative run through the auto industry, his fundraising endeavors and his determination to keep going strong even after a heart transplant more than 20 years ago. But to me, there was something missing from the resume. In a word, chili. I'll bet chili heads (as we like to be called) around the world have raised a bowl of red in his memory. Many of them probably are asking: He built cars, too? Ever walk through your grocer and notice a nifty-looking brown paper bag with the words: ''Carroll Shelby's Original Texas Brand Chili Kit?'' That's Shelby. And by the way, the kit is still around more than 50 years after it first showed up. Shelby, simply put, was the Chili King. This is the man who founded the International Chili Society in the 1960s, and the hundreds of competitions held e...
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