You must feel very blessed to have competed in the Trans am series against legends like Parnelli ...
To quote Mario Andretti ....... "Parnelli Jones was the greatest driver of his era. He had aggressiveness and also a finesse that no one else possessed. And he won with everything he put his hands on, including off-road."
Sadly Parnelli doesn't seem to get much respect from the model car aficionados that frequent this forum