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Checkered Flag : Jim Cowles (acman63)

Started by jesSPR, January 04, 2021, 03:48:54 PM

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I wanted to let everyone know that Jim passed away this morning peacefully and surrounded by family.  Jim was a life long Shelby enthusiast who started Shelby Parts and Restoration in 1978. Jim was a member of SOA in the beginning and also one of the first members of SAAC.   
I started working for Jim in 2006 and he always treated me like family. I learned a great deal from him that goes well beyond the cars. I will never forget him or his love for everything Shelby.   
I will do my best to continue what he started at Shelby Parts.   
Please use this thread to post some of your good memories of Jim!

Thank you.   Jes


No way! What the hell??? Condolences to the family.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"


Oh my god - so shocked and sad about the loss of this great person and legend in our hobby !

chris NOS

i can't believe it ! he was so help-full in our hobby , what a loss, Condolences to the family .


Very sad news.  Condolences to his family and friends.

Yes, Jim was a legend in our hobby!
2006 FGT, Tungsten. Whipple, HRE 20s, Ohlin coil-overs. Top Speed Certified 210.7 mph.

Kirkham Cobra 427.  482-inch aluminum side-oiler. Tremec 5-spd.

1968 GT500KR #2575 (1982-2022)
1970 Ranchero GT 429
1969 LTD Country Squire 429
1963 T-Bird Sport Roadster
1957 T-Bird E-model

KR Convertible


Sad News, Condolences to Jims family, RIP



Shelby6t5 Mike HHI, SC

Wow, it was always a pleasure to work with, or just chat with Jim. A huge loss for our community.
God speed.


Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

A loss of someone like him is just so sad
Owned since 1971, now driven over 249,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎


So, so sorry to hear of this very sad news.  I was purchasing parts from Jim shortly after I bought my first Shelby.  I just couldn't wait for those orders to arrive!
My deepest condolences to family and friends.

Craig R.
66 Hertz 6S1564
06 Hertz #446
64 Ranchero V8 4spd
02 Explorer Sport Trac


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Jim was very helpful and honest in all my dealings with him.

An honur to have dealt with him.