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August 2000 Minutes

August 31, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized


It’s hard to believe that another racing season has gone by and new Champions have been crowned.  Now all that’s ahead of us in the banquet season.

In August the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Presented NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip with an appreciation award for his 30 years of auto Racing. It was an honor for me to present Darrell with this award in front of 80,000 fans at the Michigan Speedway.

Special Thanks to Tommy Cameron for making all the arrangements to give this award to Darrell and to Steve & Cory Russell for helping with the presentation & photos.  A Special thanks to Rob Michon for designing the award for Darrell.

As always feel free to write me or send an e-mail to

Wild Bill

President MARFC


Fan Club Days


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July 2000 Minutes

July 31, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized


It is hard to believe that it has been one year as President of the club. I have found out a lot on how the club got started and to meet so many new and current members. I hope that I have provided you with some new and updated changes to the club. I look forward to the next year and will continue to better serve the club and it’s members with even more additions and changes. We will soon be 35 years old and that is something to be proud of. Some fan club have come & gone by the wayside but, MARFC continues to grow and that’s my goal. To make it last another 35 years. I would be happy to receive your impute on the changes or if you have an idea that might help build up the club please, contact me anytime.

As always feel free to write me or send an e-m...

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June 2000 Minutes

June 30, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized


Racing Season is in full swing now and many of us have experienced all that racing in Michigan has to offer.  Close battles for the lead, spectacular crashes, sun(both bright and liquid varieties) cold and heat.   There are many more opportunities to enjoy your favorite kind of racing this summer, so go enjoy them.

See ya there!!!

A lot has been happening these past few weeks, hopefully this will bring us up to speed.

We would like to thank Roger Blackstock for his support of our club.  The MARFC Logo flew proudly on the hood of Roger’s ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde car for the Flat Rock Race.  Our logo was also be on the car at the Toledo Race on June 23.

National Association of Auto Racing Fan Club Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana

Members that honored...

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May 2000 Minutes

May 31, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized

Check out our New Archives Page!!

FLASH!!!!  April 13, 2000.  Looks like the Detroit area may get a race track after all!!!

Get more info here at

May 2000

Guest speakers at our April meeting at Capers Restaraunt in Mt. Clemens were Andy Farr-CASCAR driver  and former Mt. Clemens Race Track Champion, Donna Townsend of the Detroit Grand Prix Association, and one of our Club’s founders, Vito LoPiccolo.

Andy Farr explains the LONG drives to tracks on the CASCAR Circuit and his improved engine program which he hopes will afford him a better finishing position in point standings for 2000

Donna Townsend explained how to be come a volunteer for the Detroit Grand Prix

Vito LoPiccolo took us back in time to the early days of the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club an...

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April 2000 Minutes

April 30, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized

Our March 18, 200 meeting was held at the Harley Hotel in Lansing, MI

Our guest speakers were John Turnbull Sr.(Michigan Legends), Jack Calabrase(Auto Value Super Sprints) and, Paul Zimmerman and Gary Parr(Spartan Speedway).

All of them spoke of the upcoming racing season.

Gary Parr told us of all happenings at Spartan Speedway which include new lighting, grandstand work, and increased payouts for special events.

That’s Good…Mo’ money$$$

John Turnbull Sr. introduced the 2000 Legends schedule and the possibility that any race fan can "Rent a Ride".  For more information see the Michigan Legends site from our Links page.

Extended Curfew?!?!?!?!  Yes!! Paul Zimmerman confirmed it.  He has been fighting the township for years to get get his curfew extended...

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