Ron Fellows has to be one of the most approachable racers I have ever met. I was at the Dallas, Texas Trans Am race in 1996, and happened by a vendor trailer selling t-shirts, and I had always appreciated the Sunoco return to Trans Am, and their sponsorship of a Camaro driven by this Canadian named Ron Fellows. I was admiring a t-shirt, pondering its purchase, when a voice said: "Would you buy it if it was autographed?" I looked up, and there was Ron Fellows. He had arranged to be at this vendors trailer at that precise moment, and I bought the shirt on the spot. He took it out of the plastic bag, and signed it, and it has been there ever since, until tonight.
Years later, at an ALMS race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, I knew that Ron Fellows would be there with the factory Corvette team. I had several Ron Fellows die cast, including the recently released Sunoco Camaro. I found him in the garage area, and presented him with the hoods from three models, two Corvette's, and the Sunoco Camaro.
Here, for the first time, on the world wide web, are these autographed pieces of racing memorabilia, acquired years apart:
Felix, you are so lucky to have the opportunity to have your son meet such a genuine person. Ron Fellows will always be among my favorites.