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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More Racing Still Happening in Michigan!

October 30, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

Attention Race Fans just in case you didn’t know there is still more racing here in Michigan with the Midwest Indoor Racing Series will be at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Saturday, November 30, 2013. For more information check their web site at: www.midwestindoorracingseries.com. They have a series each month all winter long so you can still get your racing fix as the snow comes down and still keep warm inside.

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MARFC Members go Karting at October Meeting!

October 20, 2013 2013 MinutesUncategorized

october1jpgoctober2A great night of fun and racing was had by those who attended our first fall general meeting for 2013. Our members were greeted by owner Mark Dick and staff when we all arrived. Then Mark came in a let us know how JD Karting came about and where they are heading into the future. They have been open from just before Christmas in 2012 and have not yet had a formal grand opening. They have been going on just work of mouth and been very busy since then on. Next up was our guest speaker 2013 Flat Rock Street Stock Champion Grant Hedges. Grant told us oh how he started racing just a few years ago and all the hard work his family and friends have put into his career without anyone looking back. Then we had our 2013 MARFC Fund Raiser Raffle drawing...

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