Peter Brock
Peter Brock
11/25/20 8:14 a.m.

Time has a way of distorting history so that, if not corrected by those who lived it, it becomes inaccurate fact. Englishman Rinsey Mills, perhaps more than any automotive historian of the chaotic Shelby era, had a firm grasp on the earliest events of the day by being on site at the AC factory in Thames Ditton almost from the day the first tubes were laid in place to create one of the world’s most storied automobiles, Carroll Shelby’s Cobra. 

From that point on, Mills, an enthusiastic historic and vintage car racer and exacting historian of the sport, began making arrangements to cover the Cobra’s earliest successes in America as well as almost every FIA endurance event in Europe. Once Shelby’s snakes, some sheathed in sleek aero-friendly bodies called Daytona Coupes, had crossed the ocean in search of the World Sportscar Championship for GT cars in 1964, Rinsey was always trackside taking notes.

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11/26/20 2:44 a.m.

I like this car, racing! [spam]

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