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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:27:21 AM »
It is so nice to see that George Dedekian (age 98 and original '67 GT-500 owner) is still with us as noted in the fall edition of the SHELBY AMERICAN.

I haven't seen him in many years but he and his late wife Eleanor were a driving force along with the late Dr. Bob Kerwin ('66 SHELBY #144) as they were the SAAC reps here in New England for many years. George's '67 is pictured in the old SHELBY BUYERS GUIDE wearing the Massachusetts plate HSSSSS. Wishing you many more years sir.
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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 10:35:23 AM »
Many blessings
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 04:13:54 PM »
George is a great guy. Best to him.
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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 05:20:38 PM »
This is great to see!  All the best to George!!

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 08:42:35 PM »
Last time I saw him was in the 70's  8) Time flys by .

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 07:37:54 AM »
Last time I saw him was in the 70's  8) Time flys by .

About 1986 for me. George and his wife were always great company to hang out with.

I remember at John Barnes first Lake George meet, George ordered the shrimp dinner and what was served were like they were from a science fiction movie? They must have been like a pound each? Like lobsters?

I remember thinking, "if those came out of this lake, don't go near the water!"


He had just put the 427 in the car and said, "Doug...it does 100 like nothing!". No comment from his wife. Just a stare.  ;D
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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 10:43:31 AM »
  I hope when I'm 98 year old I can still have the urge to twist the key on #0036.  I'm not the youngest purchaser as I bought it in 1971 when I was 3 weeks shy of my 19th birthday, but I imagine I'm in the top 25.

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 11:09:11 AM »
  I hope when I'm 98 year old I can still have the urge to twist the key on #0036.  I'm not the youngest purchaser as I bought it in 1971 when I was 3 weeks shy of my 19th birthday, but I imagine I'm in the top 25.
Congratulations Rod for being able to have the passion to keep that car for all these years.
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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 03:52:25 PM »
So,apparently we have found the key to longevity.Go ahead turn the key and push that pedal(the right one)..It’s DEMONSTRABLY good for your health!!! 8)

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 03:55:01 PM »
  I hope when I'm 98 year old I can still have the urge to twist the key on #0036.  I'm not the youngest purchaser as I bought it in 1971 when I was 3 weeks shy of my 19th birthday, but I imagine I'm in the top 25.
. 18.5 when I got mine (in 82) so I guess I am “up there”.....

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 09:50:00 AM »
  I forgot to add:  Old Guys Rule

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Re: Oldest Shelby owner George Dedekian
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 01:21:09 PM »
  I forgot to add:  Old Guys Rule
.  Always.........