Pinky Randall Has Passed Away At Age 9415
Well-known Chevrolet enthusiast Murl G. “Pinky” Randall, also known as Mr. Chevy, has passed away in Pensacola, Florida at the age of 94. Pinky Randall was a lifelong car collector, having owned nearly 200 cars, most of which were Chevys.
Pinky Randall’s fascination with Chevy cars began at a very young age. At four years old, on his way to and from school, Randall would stop to check out a local 1932 Chevrolet coupe. Something drew him to the vehicle, which eventually sold, but in 1948, Randall tracked it down and bought it for $30.
Throughout his life, Pinky Randall, along with wife Joyce, would collect anything and everything associated with the Chevrolet brand. The collection included emblems, toys, license plate frames, models, and patches. It didn’t matter what it was, if it was associated with Chevy, Pinky Randall would track it down and add it to his collection.
Of course, Pinky Randall’s collection included plenty of cars as well. It was estimated that he had upwards of 53 cars in his collection at one point, with many more coming and going over the years.
Just one standout example includes a rare 1912 Little Roadster, a product of William C. Durant’s consortium between the Republic, Little, and Mason automakers. Randall would eventually donate his Little Roadster to the Alfred P. Sloan Museum.
Other notable vehicles in his collection include a 1914 Baby Grand, a 1930 roadster pickup truck, and one of the last Chevy Corvairs ever produced, a green 1969 convertible.
As GM Authority reported in 2020, Pinky Randall also bought the final Chevy Impala every built, finished in Cajun Red.
“By golly, the car made it alright,” Pinky Randall said after acquiring the last Impala. “It handles nice. I like it.”
Pinky Randall also served as National Director at The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) between 1980 to 1994, Director of the AACA Library and Research Center from 1988 to 1992, and president of the AACA in 1985.
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Sad to hear and prayer go out to his family. Got to meet him at a Dream Cruise Chevy Triangle and he was extremely nice and has some very cool stories.
I worked with Pinky a lot of years in AACA, he was a good friend and I will miss him. Things won’t be the same at National Meets especially Hershey.
I think it is great that we can celebrate people for their love of automobiles and preserving the history. And what a blessing to be able to do it for 94 years.
Hats off for Pinky – may he rest in peace.
Read about him in crest line books 70 yrs of Chevrolet book that was 1972 rip mr Chevrolet “ pinky
The Mr. Chevy title should now go to Mr. Dennis Albaugh of Ankeny Iowa. Unbelievable collection of Chevrolets.
Pinky Randall RIP.
Too bad he was never in GM or Chevrolet Motor Division executive management. Truly a car guy with a passion for the product.
Now GM auto executives are thirty / forty somethings with a passion for Infotainment centers, chip performance and anything high tech electric – satellite linked, anything with electron movement. Hence the new gm plug in logo. Mary Barra is even a double E.
When all this electric stuff is said and done. Thirty years from now when they measure air quality it will be the same as today and perhaps even worse.
Please bring back the industrial design of the machine age in automobiles versus the digital flavor of the moment we are now enmeshed in.
David you’ve apparently never worked in a UPS center like in do smelling and choking on exhaust fumes from dirty gas a diesel trucks… It has been proven that carbon is produced by gas and diesel no matter how clean they burn and cause cancer but the oil companies made sure cigarettes got the grunt of blame even though less people smoke these days. I welcome the day when I don’t have to smell and inhale dirty exhaust and EV trucks become common place. And if you don’t like EV cars then don’t buy one no one has a gun to your head saying YOU MUST BY EV! Because this is all political as soon as we get another president who supports oil guess where everyone else will follow it’s a game.
Chevy Man: Why is health care now the greatest segment currently of our GNP, versus autos and steel the greatest segment of GNP in the fifties and sixties? Just drive down any commercial street in the USA lined up on both sides are businesses where you can instantly gas up your stomach. Prepared food and beverage today are toxic and killing off Americans like never before. It’s not the atmosphere. Restaurant outlets are now surpassing supermarkets as food sources.
People are buying plastic contained bottled water thinking it is healthy. The toxic plastic compounds interact with the water. Pepsi and Coca Cola make excellent battery terminal cleaners versus a beverage. Wonder how much grease Americans injest through French fries 🍟? And oh don’t forget all the artificial flavoring and preservation additives now in the American food chain.
The recent Tonga undersea volcano blast has put bazillions of tons of toxins into the atmosphere in a few moments. Methane sewer gas puts bazillions of tons of toxic, combustible methane into the atmosphere each day. You cannot reverse this.
BTW: I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. When I was a kid and through my twenties, the biggest part of Cuyahoga County GNP was tangible goods. Currently it is now health services.
I’m currently in Salt Lake City, Utah. the biggest segment of the GNP in Utah County is now health care.
In the fifties the popular adage was ” What’s good for General Motors is good for America”.
In Asia the biggest part of their current GNP are tangible goods, not health care.
Japanese and Koreans don’t eat tons of prepared franchise foods like Americans. Now you know why the likes of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, LG, Hitachi, etc., are eating our lunch. Why are the automakers going to the Asians for battery design and manufacturing collaboration? Tesla with Panasonic and GM with LG as examples.
Just look at current Detroit and compare it to current Hiroshima that was nuked and burned out by us.
We are doing ourselves in. Americans are now living the seven deadly sins. We indirectly financed Covid 19 research with China which has come back to bite and haunt us. We are now into year three of a man made pandemic through a botched research project with the Chinese.
Bring back post WW 2 America and the machine age.
David you yourself and all Americans can choose not to eat McDonald’s and Grease filles don’t blame the companies for making it available to people this is the USA not Communist China or Korea… In my family once in a great while fast food would be a treat… Not to eat it everyday of the week that’s just stupidity on the part of the people eating it everyday and don’t tell me people are uneducated there are Netflix shows, Google searches, a good honest doctor… Yes they still exist and are very hard to find but I found one all these sources will tell you you how bad fast food is for you yet people eat it everyday and wind up diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being over weight it’s like smoking 🚬 used to be in the 50’s-80’s in this country until everyone woke up to the cancer causing sticks in the 90’s when the tobacco companies where taken to court. The biggest difference between us and Asia is we live in a capitalist society in America where the big companies tell us what to do which is your treated like a sheep 🐑 at a health care clinic in Asia and Europe for that matter all you have to do is work to get free yes FREE healthcare. I thought regular soda took paint off of cars I don’t drink regular soda with 75 grams of sugar in it that’s disgusting… Coke and Pepsi can easily make soda with less sugar and artificial ingredients but they want people to get hooked on it did you know in Mexico they are hooked on Coke a Cola like it’s a drug . The biggest problem is that unlike the 1950’s in this country where the people worked and the companies actually cared about the workers… Now your just number and when your number is up your easily replaced in today’s workforce.
Anyone else come here because of dazed n confused? Randall “pink floyd” 🤣🤣🤣 jk RIP MR CHEVY
Lol @ geodotts I forgot about that it’s funny how when trump was in office oil was going to cheaper and everyone opposed the drilling now Biden is pro EV and everyone won’t give EV a chance.