Holiday Thoughts from the President!

December 5, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

Well it’s that time of year again and the Holiday Season is upon us! Racers and race fans across the country are hard at work making their Christmas list of items for Santa to bring. A new chassis, new engine, new body and season race tickets to their favorite race tracks. I hope everyone gets all they ask for on their lists. During this time of year we need to stop and remember those that we lost this season and to give thanks to those who have given their life to protect us so we can enjoy our beloved sport of auto racing. So when you see those men & women you see in the military take the time and say Thank You for all they do. “May the Lord Bless & Keep Us All” throughout this holiday season! Bill Barnhart MARFC President  624708_f520thCA7CRKXG

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Santa Big Hit at MARFC Children’s Christmas Party!

December 5, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

decemberweb1decemberweb2Once again kid’s young and old enjoyed at great time at the Annual MARFC Children’s Christmas Party on December 1st. First thing “Bubbles the Clown” was on hand to make custom made balloon sculptures for all and after a great lunch that was provided Jimmy Gullett and Pizza from Fran Russo Bubbles entertained the group with a magic show. After that the big man himself “Santa” arrived and everyone got to tell him what they wanted for Christmas and received a gift from him to tide them over until Christmas Morning. A raffle was held for all the children and each went home with a raffle prize and a bag of other goodies. Many thanks to all who donated items for the party your support is greatly appreciated. “Merry Christmas to All”decemberweb3

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MARFC 48th Annual Awards Banquet gearing up!

November 11, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

Our 48th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on January 18, 2014. Tickets are now on sale for more information on tickets contact me please and there will be NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR! Two of our top award winners will be present to accept their awards that night and they are the MARFC/Eddie Sachs Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013 is Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famers Jay Woolworth. Our MARFC Media Award winner for 2013 is Bob Dillner’s Speed51.com looking forward to seeing both gentlemen accept their awards in January. We also need your help as we did for the past few years. We need you to send us via e-mail or regular mail a nominee for our 2013 Mechanic of the Year Award. You need to send their name, team, track and a short bio of why they should be chosen for this award...

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Another Great General Meeting for MARFC in November!

November 11, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

bluhmwebhengwebfishelwebThose members who attended our November general meeting had an outstanding time. Ron & Patty Bluhm who run the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum informed our members on how the museum got its start as a Hudson Dealership and about all the cars and automotive items they have on hand. They have many GM displays and they even have a movie prop Tucker on hand along with Kasier’s & Corvair’s. Then Sandy Heng gave us an update on her new book coming out soon called “SHAKEN”. The book is about Dale Earnhardt and the aftermath of the need for safety in our sport of auto racing. Herb Fishel also talked about his part of the safety concerns that he helped with during his time as the head of GM Motorsports Division and where they are now...

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November MARFC Meeting on Track!

October 30, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

November meeting will be on the 9th of November 2013 starting a 6:30pm at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum located at 100 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198 734-482-5200. This will be a private tour of their museum along with our guest speakers Herb Fishel former Director of the GM Motorsports Division and Sandy Heng will be with us to tell us about a new racing book she wrote that will be out this fall. We will need a RSVP of how many members will be attending so the museum can set up a big enough area for our meeting. So I am asking you to please RSVP me no later than November 5th at president@marfc.org. Directions to the Museum: Take I-94, exit 183 (Huron St.) North to Cross Street, turn right and you’re in Depot Town...

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