Jerry Entin (1942-2021)
Another friend we met via Michael Argetsinger, Jerry's time in the sport was as vast and varied as one could be. A former drag racer, Jerry turned into a sportscar driver via Ol Yaller Mk. II and also ran one of Bill Thomas' Cheetahs numerous times and was one Red LeGrand's factory drivers in F5000 in 1968.
Beyond that, his privaeer Can-Am efforts were very noteworthy, as were his efforts managing the Trojan F5000 team in 1973 for a relative unknown in the US by the name of Jody Scheckter.
Jerry also leased his McLaren and Cheetah to Elvis Presley for the movie 'Spinout' and made a great deal for his efforts, much to his surprise.
We met Jerry in 2007 and we immediately drew parallels in our attention to keeping historical cars in place and calling out fakes when and wherever possible. Jerry didn't waste time on people who couldn't keep their facts straight, as it meant there was usually something deeper going on. He wasn't wrong, as we later found out in our own misadventures.
Jerry will be sorely missed. He loved his family, his furry friends and his many friends around the world.
His frequent post on the Atlas F1 Nostalgia Forums brought forth many photographs of faces and cars the world had long forgotten- yet Jerry was able to reintroduce them to another generation with personal anecdotes and tales that make you feel as if you slipped back in time and were there, meeting people for the first time.
He kept the memories of many alive. We think we all owe it to him to do the same.