The dispute between his children and surviving wife has left his body stuck in a Dallas County morgue while a Texas court decides who gets to dispose of his remains.A bizarre custody battle between the children of automotive legend Carroll Shelby and the last of his seven wives has left his body stuck in a Dallas County morgue while a Texas court decides who gets to dispose of his remains.
So death finally overtook cantankerous ol’ Shel. It was a hell of a contest, begun in the 1950s, when Carroll Shelby, who went on to fame and fortune as a sports-car builder, had to take nitroglycerin tablets while driving race cars to keep his iffy heart pumping.
The remains of Joey Whalen were in the ground for less than three weeks.
Brutally beaten last month inside a home in downtown St. John’s, the 47-year-old died in hospital on March 17. He was cremated and buried in a family plot.
But sometime between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, one or more people carrying an axe vandalized the grave site and tried to steal Whalen’s remains.
A limited-liability corporation bought the 34,000-square-foot industrial and office complex in Marina del Rey for $6.5 million.The former Marina del Rey headquarters of automotive legend Carroll Shelby was sold along with two office buildings for $6.5 million.
Carroll Shelby's life has always been tinged with an "against all odds" flavor. In the 1950s the young racecar driver shot to the top of his field, until a potentially deadly heart condition ended his career.