Those that have been warbird enthusiasts since the 1980s fondly remember Pete Regina’s P-51C restored as Don Gentile’s Shangri- La. After Regina sold the airplane it nearly disappeared from site until Stephen Grey purchased it and began a long term restoration. Changing priorities at Grey’s Fighter Collection led to its recent sale to Jim Beasley. Beasley shares with Warbird Digest his passion for warbirds and all things Mustang and relates the profound impact his father had on his life.