At 6:55PM PST on Wednesday, engines across the world were revved in unison to honor the late Carroll Shelby, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 89. The raucous tribute was organized by the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, which followed up the synchronized salute of RPMs with an evening of remembrance hosted by Jay Leno and attended by a litany of the auto world's most revered members, including Parnelli Jones, Phil Remington, Don Prudhomme, Linda Vaughn, Ed Pink, Edsel Ford II and Dan Gurney, among others both famous and just friends of Shelby.
The evening was called "Carroll Shelby A Life Remembered," and drew 1,200 to the Petersen Museum in LA. Autoweek was there and shares some nice anecdotes from a few of the evening's speakers here.
Outside of LA, though, many other gatherings were hosted around the world where teams of idling Shelby automobiles – Mustangs, Cobras, GT500s and more – waited for the clock to strike 6:55. Scroll down for some videos of the mass revving that occurred in Carroll's honor last night, as well as some other interesting tribute videos we found.