My family was lucky enough to know him and he was a fantastic person and a legend in the automotive world. My mama's boss was also a friend of his and adored him. When he had open heart surgery and I believe his heart replaced he would joke that he had the heart of a 22 year old and would outlive them (as in those his age)all! ll cherish my Shelby Cobra duffle bag even more now. May he RIP.