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Parker Hall has retired

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by 330gt, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. 330gt

    330gt Formula 3

    Nov 12, 2004
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    Kerry Chesbro
    I just heard that Parker Hall has retired. But the business, Kilimanjaro Designs, will continue. Motion Products in Wisconsin has purchased it. The plan is to continue the business using the same name, have a website (yeah), etc. It looks like some integration with MPI's mercato page has already been done. The link to Stickers and Tags (http://mpi-ferrari.com/Stickers_and_Tags.pdf) has a number of Parker's reproductions shown.

    I wish Parker well in his "second" retirement and hope he will continue to attend Ferrari meets so we can all keep in touch.
     
  2. Nembo1777

    Nembo1777 F1 Rookie

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    Still have a Kilimanjaro design polo shirt he gave me maaaany years ago, class, act, always a pleasure to meet him though it has been a long time too. All the best to him.
     
  3. kevfla

    kevfla Formula 3
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    gone 4 good
    Maybe he can now afford to have his 250 S2 Cab restored!:D

    Great guy. Hope he will continue to judge at Cavallino.
     
  4. Nuvolari

    Nuvolari F1 Veteran
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    Sep 3, 2002
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    Parker Hall is an absolute gentleman and I wish him all the best in his retirement. MPI is the perfect company to take up his mantle and it is great to have them to continue to offer Parker's fine restoration items.
     
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  5. Jack-the-lad

    Jack-the-lad Three Time F1 World Champ
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    All the best to Parker. I recently saw him at a bicycling event in north Texas. He seemed even happier than usual. Perhaps this explains it!
     
  6. Lowell

    Lowell Formula Junior
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    Apr 17, 2005
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    I agree that Parker is a really nice guy. I have several of his products in my 330GT. He was always a pleasure to talk with and was always very helpful.

    Sad, Sad, Sad, I will no longer be getting catalogues with photos that I spent hours trying to figure out what they were.
     
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  7. Ed Niles

    Ed Niles Formula 3
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    Sep 7, 2004
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    Parker, you have been a great friend to all of us, and what you have done for some of us is beyond description. Now relax!
     
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  8. daytonaman

    daytonaman Formula Junior
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    May 1, 2007
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    howard pigdon
    Hi Parker, what will we do without your encyclopedic knowledge and kindness.
    Will miss you greatly.
     
  9. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
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    Parker always had the personal touch, his innovative spirit will be missed. As new Dino owner in 1992 I would call him up and ask Dino variety questions. Always polite and enthusiastic (yet Dinos were not his thing), this is the type of person Ferrari SpA should recognize for his passion.

    Let me add, I'm sure many of us ended up contacting Parker because we could not get what we needed anywhere else or any better quality and he was a saving grace.
    Massive appreciation
     
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