Well, the reason I am mentioning him today is that it was on this day back in 1940 that he was killed while driving his bright yellow Cord Phaeton. Here are a few pictures of Tom Mix:
This next picture is of Tom standing beside his Phaeton:
The car he was driving, was quite a machine. It had a supercharged engine and it was a convertible. Here is a painting of Tom Mix and his yellow Cord Phaeton speeding along the mountain road:
And here is a picture of a similar car that Mix drove that fateful day:
No, I never met him, in fact, I was not even born when he died. He died in 1940 and I came along on Valentine's Day in 1943. But I did know a bunch of people with the last name of Mix. Now don't go speeding down a mountain road today, but have a great day, you hear.