The SHELBY AMERICAN
Winter 2016 16
PROOF OF A PARALLEL UNIVERSE? POSSIBLY
A CHRISTMAS STORY SENDUP
The last issue of this esteemed
] carried an arti-
cle about Ironman Tim Kilinski’s ad-
ventures driving 6S336 from Virginia
to California, back to Pennsylvania
and then home to Virginia: 7,682 miles
in three weeks. It was quite a feat, and
if there was a Shelby Hall of Fame in
a parallel universe, Kilinski would cer-
tainly rate a spot in it. 6S336 would
probably be on display along with a
large map of the U.S. with the route
highlighted. That parallel universe’s
museum would likely have Kilinski/
6S336 apparel such as hats, t-shirts
and jackets as well as a poster and
maybe a diecast model of gool ‘ole 336. The back of the jacket would look something like this. Hey – wait a minute.
There IS a 50th anniversary tour jacket. Have we crossed over into that parallel universe? Maybe Kilinski did, and
came back with a jacket to prove it. Or maybe he found a jacket manufacturer to create a few so he could give them to
people who helped make his trip possible (notably his wife, Leslie, and his brother). They were made by Vincent Galli-
pani of Galli Sports & Shirts Apparel <www.gallishirts.com> The design is composed of over 150,000 stitches and the
jackets were about $200 a pop, should you find yourself with a desire to get one from the manufacturer. Or, you could
always have a jacket made commemorating your own car, now that you know who to contact. And you won’t have to
drive it 7,682 miles to get a jacket made. But you could if you wanted to...
Hagerty Insurance created a six-
minute You Tube spoof of Jean Shep-
herd’s classic Christmas Story, which
is shown non-stop during Christmas.
Shepherd wrote and produced the
story based (somewhat) on his child-
hood quest for a Red Ryder BB gun.
Hagerty’s video is very cleverly done.