Category 2011 Minutes

Children’s Christmas Party Reminder!

December 2, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

Just a reminder about our annual Children’s Christmas Party held on December 4, 2011 at the Father Solanus Casey Knights of Columbus Council # 3797 located on 16831 Twelve Mile Rd. Roseville, MI 48066 at 1:00pm. We will have Bubbles the Clown on hand for magic and lunch will be served. Then Santa will be there to great all the kid’s young and old. You will need to RSVP no later then today to

Merry Christmas to all from the Board of Directors of MARFC!

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Update for November 2011

November 12, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized


(Left:Rick Sigsby Center: Terry Bougusz Jr. Right: Eddie Sachs)

 October 22nd saw the club raise the lid on the off-season monthly meetings. We gathered at the Kart 2 Kart indoor karting facility where we were entertained by three guest speakers. Rick Sigsby got the ball rolling as he described the book that he has written and is ready to go to print entitled “Living On The Edge”. The book covers the history of Auto Racing in Michigan for the first 1oo years starting with Henry Ford at the Grosse Pointe Track in 1901 right up to Brad Keselowski’s Nationwide Championship in 2010. Rick spoke of the many interviews he conducted with many of those who have formed our history of Auto Racing in Michigan...

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Thoughts from the President for November!

November 9, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

Well, what can I say? Fall is nearly done and we are staring down the face of winter. Now comes the string beans and mashed potato circuit of awards banquets. Enjoy everyone that you go to as Champions and individuals are recognized for their accomplishments of the past season. Our MARFC Banquet will be here in January and at this point I can share with you that the recipient of our President’s Award this year will be Dr. Robert Hubbard, creator of the HANS Device which has done so much to help save lives in racing.

The recipient of our Eddie Sachs Jr. Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is the “Varney” Family. Family patriarch Bob Varney got involved in racing many years ago and brought along his entire family for the ride which is still taking place three generations later...

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Long Time Member Passes Away!

October 24, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

steve steinwebHello fellow MARFC Members,

I am very sad to report to you that longtime MARFC Member Steve Stien has passed away unexpectedly in North Carolina. Steve had been staying with his Brother and was undergoing treatment for Cancer but unfortunately suffered an aneurysm last night that claimed his life. Cremation will take place in North Carolina and a memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later time.

Steve was a longtime MARFC Member and never missed a meeting or a banquet and was always there to lend a hand when needed. Steve spent many years working on the cars of Larry LaMay and in later years, the cars of Arnold Kirsch and Jeff Metdipenningen. Steve also was a driver back in the heydays of the Mt...

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The Passing of Dan Wheldon!

October 18, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

We here at MARFC are saddened by the loss of a young and outstanding driver Dan Wheldon. We are sure that he had many other championships yet to win. We know not why Dan was called home so early in life but we do know the he is in the arms of the Lord now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and team members as well as the others who were injured in the tragic event. May the entire racing community remember Dan always!  “God’s Speed to you Dan!”

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