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Kristelle Schmidt, Le Mans 1964, Peter Brock, Shelby Cobra Daytona -

Shelby McLaren has been reflecting on life more than usual this week, or more significantly … the loss of life. He was mostly reminiscing about 1964, not least because of that moment in Stuttgart in the July of that year where he plucked up the courage to ask that tall blonde girl standing beside him in the cafe what her name was. Remembering that nervous 18 year old hearing a perfectly-clipped German accent utter the words, ‘Kristelle Schmidt’, still makes Shelby’s palms a little sweaty.  It proved to be a significant year in Shelbys’ life not least because he and...

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