Hank Williams became an early Shelby customer when he handed over $6380.00 for a 1965 Cobra powered by a 289 cubic inch Ford V-8 a car he owns to this very day. In 1980 I financed through my postal credit union nearly the same amount as Hank, after plunking down a $500 deposit for a former Canadian owned 300 horsepower black 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray with a 327 cubic inch V8 and original stock side pipes exhaust.
Hank was born in 1924 in Louisiana and after returning home from the military and moving to California he went on to performing arts school becoming an accomplished drummer with the likes of Charles Brown and Ray Charles.
Like Hank I too am a minority, having moved to Miami, Florida from Cuba at an early age. Unlike Hank I never felt I experienced what it was like living as a minority in my United States. My ignorance (living in Miami) or could it be my upbringing, my education, the military and working in the government sector my entire adult working career that allowed me to see people and not race, creed or color?