|Thanks to our relationship with our friends in
the Shelby Club, we were invited to join them for a special meeting at the
San Diego Auto Museum where they had arranged for guest speaker. The
guest was none other than racing legend Parnelli Jones. Parnelli kept
the intimite crowd of about 100 people riveted for at least an hour.
We all had a great time and after the meeting he graciously signed anything
and everything people put in front of him. The event also raised a few
hundred dollars for the museum by auctioning off some signed/framed photos
A quick auction coaxed some bucks out of the anxious crowd and the Parnelli
quickly took the mic and entertained with his racing and other automotive
stories. He also answered a barrage of questions afterwards.
After the speach, everyone linded up to have something signed.
Glovebox doors, other dash parts, books, model cars, jackets, boobs.
Na, just kidding about the boobs.
During and after the signings, Parnelli or should I say Rufus, as we
learned, his real name, was happy to mug with anyone who wanted to capture
the moment. It was a great evening and we sincerely thank the great
folks in the Shelby club for inviting us. Here, Marshall Smith, Bob
and Shirley Harrington, Dave Briggs and Mike Becker get next to this great
icon of motorsports.