R.I.P. Carroll Smith - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-23-2003, 01:00   #1 (permalink)
BSR Twin System (tm)
 
smciner1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: The TQE (tm) Plant.
Age: 39
Posts: 4,751
R.I.P. Carroll Smith

Last Friday, Carroll Smith, the American Racing Car Driver / Designer passed away. Carroll is most remembered by Australians as the man who designed / built Allan Moffatts famous Brut 33 XB Falcon GT Hardtop for his 1974 Bathurst assault.

After hanging up his hat, Carroll showed great interest in helping young engineers develop skills through Formula SAE. Carroll was a passionate supporter of Formula SAE, a Formula for Engineering students across the world to design and Manufacture a race car from a clean sheet of paper and race it amongst peers from other Universities.

I have had the pleasure of meeting Carroll and learn from his vast knowledge at Formula SAE events. He always took the time to listen and help students develop their ideas and offer constructive criticism. He will be sadly missed.

R.I.P. Carroll Smith.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg carroll smith.jpg (35.5 KB, 216 views)
__________________
Falcon G.T. Club of Geelong Inc.
Deakin University Formula SAE Car PHANTOM ENGINEERING
LSUG (Leaf Spring Users Group) Twin System Engineer
Official BSR Website - www.bsrcorp.com
Poster of the 150,000th post!
BSR "DARTH HELMET (tm)"
Marcos Ambrose & SBR, 2003 & 2004 V8SUPERCAR Champions

****ADSLSUPERFASTP0RNPIPE (tm)****
smciner1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-23-2003, 01:39   #2 (permalink)
Resident geek freak
 
jemmex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: permanetly lost NSW
Age: 48
Posts: 935
I may be wrong, but I believe Moffat also brought CS out as Team manager on 77, the year they creamed Holden, winning all but one or two races, many of them 1-2. Of course this lead up to the famous Bathirst 1-2 whic Carroll was instrumental in masterminding.

Sad loss.
__________________
"Lightning Strike" XT-Sports, Barra182 auto, 17" 7-spoke alloys, Sports IRS, body kit, Spoiler, Cruise, Premium Audio with mp3, Power Windows all round, Darkest tinted glass, Chrome scuff plate inserts, Phone presenter, Pollen filter, Towpack, Boot liner, 4 Mudspats, Slimline white numberplates.
CLICK HERE!
jemmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2003, 01:40   #3 (permalink)
Resident geek freak
 
jemmex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: permanetly lost NSW
Age: 48
Posts: 935
PErhaps this should be moved to "the Pits"
__________________
"Lightning Strike" XT-Sports, Barra182 auto, 17" 7-spoke alloys, Sports IRS, body kit, Spoiler, Cruise, Premium Audio with mp3, Power Windows all round, Darkest tinted glass, Chrome scuff plate inserts, Phone presenter, Pollen filter, Towpack, Boot liner, 4 Mudspats, Slimline white numberplates.
CLICK HERE!
jemmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2003, 01:54   #4 (permalink)
Mustang Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Bowen Mountain, Sydney, Austra
Posts: 358
smciner1 ,

Yes a great loss, we also cant forget his work with the great Carroll Shelby with the GT40.
__________________
Used to be Mustang1966coupe.

Owns
66 Silver Frost Mustang 289 Windsor
71 XY GS Fairmont in Bronze Wine 302 Windsor
92 EB XR8 302 Windsor

Sure do love those Windsors
66_mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2003, 04:05   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Qld
Age: 65
Posts: 502
Quote:
Originally posted by jemmex
PErhaps this should be moved to "the Pits"
No, i think it should be left here in the PUB. Where we can all have a beer in his memory. RIP, Carroll smith a great loss but at least there are students who will carry his theme into the future and hopefully keep the muscle car alive in whatever its form.
__________________
FORD RULES OK
John McMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2003, 11:43   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
He was first an foremost an engineer, not a theorist, not a draftsman, but a man who actually built what he designed.

I am reading one of his books right now, and maybe I will quote a bit, to show you what a good man he really was.

From "Nuts, Bolts,Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook" (Autos).

"There are only two ways for the human being to learn anything. We can learn from our own experience and mistakes, or we can learn from the experience and mistakes of others.

The experience gained from our own mistakes is likely to be painful and slow. It also limits the amount of knowledge that we can accumulate, simply because there is a limited amount of time available for learning the hard way - and we may not survive.

The second method, learning from other peoples mistakes, is what the teaching process is all about. While the experience is not liable to be so vivid, the knowlege gained will be a lot less expensive , not to mention painful, and you will be able to absorb a great deal more in a given time."


God rest his soul.
__________________
"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."
TopGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2003, 16:26   #7 (permalink)
Crikey
 
Blurter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,015
I'm sorry to hear this, RIP Carroll, thanks for the memories.
Blurter is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Judge Rules: Reproductions Of Carroll Shelby Cobra Design Not Infringment! Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 08-27-2002 04:12
Farewell my friend R.I.P. Wulos The Pub 11 07-16-2002 14:26
R.I.P Ashley Stitchbury FPRXR-6 Ford Racing Across the Globe 7 05-23-2002 06:23
R.i.p Space Lord The Pub 17 12-10-2001 13:16
George Harrison R.I.P Space Lord The Pub 12 12-01-2001 00:41

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:01.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.