Hate to say it, but I get the impression that Ole Carroll for some reason will put his name on anything now. Used to be something with his name on it was special. but next thing we might see is a golf cart with Shelby on it. Aaarrrhhgggg.
Though my GT500 proudly sports his autograph with the stroke of a Sharpie, and my window sticker...the same
I do sorta agree with you on one front. I really feel for the guys with original GT350's and even the guys with all the cars up to and including 1970 models with Carroll's sig. on them. Not only did those cars age like fine wines and start to command crazy pricing, but his autograph seemed a tad more difficult to obtain, and if you had it......you 'HAD
Sans the golf cart comment, it is apparently more commonplace to get and have his sig. these days. But remember, these days he takes $$$$ for his sig. that go to a GREAT cause!
To you, whom commented on the Focus having a SHELBY nameplate on it: What's so bad about that? Carroll has spread his love around on all kinds of production cars over the years. This would just be another blessed with his insight, input and talent. Ford should be so lucky to have him bless another one of their models. Sure, lot's of young'ns may not know who he is or what his accomplishments are, but they can read books as we all have, to find out why the hub-bub, and their right foot along with all of their other senses will tell them why that new Focus they're driving has his name on the hatch! Thus creating a whole NEW generation of SHELBY owners...right , wrong, or otherwise.
It's kinda like Aerosmith, and some of these other 70's bands with new introductions...the youngsters will eventually figure it out.