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News - 2006

November 2006

VMSC/MSC Annual Banquet:

Our annual banquet was attended by over 200 people! It was held in West Bend at the Luxury Sports Bar and Grill after we outgrew our former location in Theresa. We even had room for two cars to be on display inside the hall and one outside the back door. Pat Heaney and Mike Klecker gave an excellent presentation on the history of the sportsman cars. Many former Sportsman stars were on hand for the evening's festivities. Including, Frank Smith, Mike Klecker, Jim Boehles, Dick Duston, Pat Heaney,Jim Grazanna, Al Pochinski, Al Lauth, Bob Zynda, Butch Mierendorf, Dick Stalter, Bill Gagliano, Lee Sohns, Willie Seiske, Rick Lemanski, Fred Zack and more. Former Modified drivers included, Miles Melius, Aaron Solsrud, Bob Robel, Gib Wiser, Bob Wondra, George Giesen, Norm Giese, Ron Luedtke, Ted Rozinski SR and JR, Jerry and Steve Bergdorf and more. VMSC model builders John Frank and Joe Conolly had their models on display as well. Thanks to Ken Hoerig, Doug Drews and Willie Seiske for having thier cars on display for the evening. Awards were given to Terry Hodgson (Car Builder of the Year) , Bob Surges (Attendance Award) and Harry Neitzel (MSC Support Award) Special thanks to Bill Behm and family for organizing such a great event. A good time was had by all. ~ Click link to check out Banquet photos.

September/October 2006

Lake Geneva Play Day and Toucan Custard

Lake Geneva Play Day
LuAnn Fahl and Kathy Thompson after their laps at Lake Geneva
Butch Ermer's car at Toucan
Pete Kolvenbach in the Duston Corvair
Group at Toucan


Group of cars at Cedarburg
More cars and the grandstand

August 2006
Slinger turned out to be a special show. Great Lakes Underground Equipment came on as
the sponsor of the event and we all had a great time!

Line of cars in the pits
Our display on the track
Fuzzy Fassbender and Aaron Solsrud
Dick Duston and fans
The crowd at Slinger
Jerry Bergdorf's car at Slinger
July 2006
Champion Chicken was another fan favorite show on July 11t. Rain was all around but we still
got the show

Charlie and Margie Kline
Phil Paulsen's midget

Fish Days was HOT but still a lot of fun!

MJ Both and Ken Hoerig
Chris Rataczyk

The Eastern Wisconsin Legends night saw the biggest car count of the year so far!
Brian Titel's Car
Norm Giesie's new car
Doug Drews' 57' Chevy
June 2006
We had a great turnout for the Sue Theil Memorial at the Dodge County fairgrounds
in Beaver Dam.

June 25th at the Wind Lake Lyons Club Car Show

May 2006
Cruise The Mile on May 7th was a fun event, plenty of cars on hand and a bunch of laps around the Mile.
Bill Schmitz and others at The Mile
Our display and Dan Erikson's car

May 27th was the Reunion at Powercom park. An excellent turnout of 15 cars were
there along with many former drivers
Ken Markwardt shares a story with fellow drivers
Terry Pulver's #5
Miles "The Mouse" Melius

May 28th was a great time at the Swan City Park in Beaver Dam. As usual we had
the most cars of any club. We had 16 cars for this event.

Line of Cars at Swan City
John Franks Modified Models

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