But Not Forgotten
This is a very special award for me to hand out each year in the memory of my father. Billy Gilbert was not only my father, but he was my best friend. We did what seemed like everything together from showing cars to drag racing or just going out for a quick bite to eat. He was, not only in my opinion but several others, a great man.
I now own his 1967 Shelby GT500. When I drive and/or show this car, I feel like he is beside me again. In giving out this award each year, I try to pick someone that has gone over and above in helping others. This person is someone that would remind me of my father in some way, shape, or form.