Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jon Shirley Collection – Interview and Profile

From Sports Car Digest
By Jamie Doyle & Dennis Gray

Jon Shirley makes good decisions whether finding and buying one-off Ferrari 375MMs or guiding Microsoft through its initial public offering.

The son of Navy man, Shirley was born in 1938 and moved with his family in 1941 to a little known place named Pearl Harbor. After the bombing, with his family thankfully well, they moved across the country according to the needs of the Navy. Jon attended a boarding school in Pennsylvania and later enrolled at MIT. Then he decided to leave college.

Sports Car Digest Publisher Jamie Doyle and Senior Photographer Dennis Gray sat down to interview Jon Shirley about his decisions of another sort. Namely, those that have led to his overwhelmingly impressive collection of vintage Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and significant sports racers from the ’50s and ’60s.

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