RIP Tiger 6


pe2unia

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
I am saddened to have learned the news of the passing of our GT member Steve Darrah (Tiger 6). Steve was a true gentleman in every aspect of the word and I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure to have known him. Steve had a true passion for cars and really did enjoy driving his GT. Please take the time to review the attached interview from his time serving our country as I know you too will get to know the wonderful person that he was. RIP my friend. God speed

http://www.westpointcoh.org/interviews/i-did-everything-i-could-to-bring-everybody-home-an-attack-helicopter-pilot-in-vietnam

https://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/threads/mothers-day.33617/
 

tpraceman

THEE GT OWNER
Mark II Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 20, 2006
2,757
Washington Michigan
A mans man who was an excellent example of greatness. Sad to lose him way to soon. Prayers for his family
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,332
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Wow, quite a guy by all accounts. My condolences to his family and to all of you who were lucky enough to know him. Rest in peace, Major Darrah.
 

Stef

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Apr 5, 2009
830
Southern California
Very sorry to hear about this loss John. From reading about him he was a really good human and an especially great American. Condolences and prayers for his family. Sorry for you're loss as well.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,238
Belleville, IL
My condolences
 

dr914

GT Owner
Feb 11, 2009
171
Marietta Georgia
wow what a man, rest in peace, Steve
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
974
RIP!
Lost another real car guy!
 

Awsum GT

GT Owner '05 & '18
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 17, 2005
3,872
Central California
Rest in Peace... thoughts and prayers to his family.
 
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Vince H

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 23, 2012
2,349
Southern California
What an incredible life. God's Grace to him.

Vince H
 
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Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,417
NorCal
He might have run into my dad, Staff Sgt EJ Sims, in Vietnam. He was stationed at An Khe & was an aviation firefighter. If a helicopter or plane came in disabled my dad was there. Those men & women were from a special generation. God bless you Tiger 6 & I hope you run into my dad up there!

Ed
 
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SPI

Well-known member
Nov 28, 2018
90
Chicago
RIP Tiger6. God bless him and his family.
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 14, 2006
4,185
North Carolina
Good guy. Met him on way to Rally 1, when he drove his Maranello due to a “bump” at VIR w FGT. Actually Steve and Tommy and Sue were first other FGT owners I’ve ever met and we hooked up in Va. on the way to R1...Good times, good dinners. RIP Steve
 
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STORMCAT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
May 25, 2006
7,413
Ft. Lauderdale
God speed Stephen. . God bless him and his family. Enjoyed the video interview. What he encounter and deemed as a "bad day " is beyond what we can imagine.. Enjoyed the story of the F4 Phantom fly-by . I see while John and those close to him will have a huge hole to fill. Another American Hero has left us.. RIP
 
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gdarrah99

New member
Jan 10, 2020
3
My Ford GT Forum membership was just approved, and the first thing I searched for was my Dad (tiger 6). Thank you for your kind words, he was a wonderful man and I miss him every day. I'm going to take care of his GT for him (I don't think it will ever not be "Dad's car"), so please bear with me as I ask lots of stupid questions.

Thanks for being a community that he absolutely loved being part of.

Greg
 

07XL0027

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
May 20, 2012
1,286
Austin TX
My Ford GT Forum membership was just approved, and the first thing I searched for was my Dad (tiger 6). Thank you for your kind words, he was a wonderful man and I miss him every day. I'm going to take care of his GT for him (I don't think it will ever not be "Dad's car"), so please bear with me as I ask lots of stupid questions.

Thanks for being a community that he absolutely loved being part of.

Greg
Welcome to the Forum.
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
219
Houston Texas
My Ford GT Forum membership was just approved, and the first thing I searched for was my Dad (tiger 6). Thank you for your kind words, he was a wonderful man and I miss him every day. I'm going to take care of his GT for him (I don't think it will ever not be "Dad's car"), so please bear with me as I ask lots of stupid questions.

Thanks for being a community that he absolutely loved being part of.

Greg
Glad to see you are keeping the car as its next caretaker. Too many families flip cherished family heirlooms like this quickly for a quick buck.
 

gdarrah99

New member
Jan 10, 2020
3
This one won't be flipped; Dad loved this car, and we've had too many good times with it together.
 

Spaceman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 1, 2012
248
Central Texas
Condolences to you and your family, glad to see you are carrying the torch!
 

Apollo

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Aug 5, 2006
2,401
Pahrump, NV
Welcome Greg! Glad to hear the good times and memories with your Dad's GT will continue for you.