Carroll ShelbyBetween his motorsport successes and his varied creations, Carroll Shelby has no shortage of accolades. But he's about to get one more, as industry publication Automotive News announces that they'll be honoring the American motoring icon later this month at the Washington Auto Show.

At the show, Shelby will be decorated with the 2011 Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients have included Ralph Nader and Congressman John Dingell (D-Mich).

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req. | Image: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com]