Relief fund for Mike Garrison and family

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Jim Weise, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Hi Folks,

    As many of you have no doubt seen, one of our Buick Family members suffered a great personal and business loss this morning.

    Mike Garrison, owner of Hi Torque Racing in Merridan Kansas, had his shop completely destroyed this morning by fire. Mike has been a member of our family here at V-8 Buick since it's inception, and was a founding member of the BPG, as well as a life-long GSCA member.

    Many of you know him, have done business with him, and have his great repo parts in your cars. I personally had the pleasure of visiting him and his family at their home years ago. He is one of us.

    While I am sure Insurance will cover the majority of his physical losses, there are always gaps that need to be filled, and the best way that we as a national, and world-wide community can step up, is to help him bridge those financial gaps that are bound to arise in the coming weeks and months.

    For that purpose, today I am establishing a fund here on the board to help meet these needs. We did this years ago when Steven Dove passed away, as a community we put together a couple thousand dollars for his family, and I was honored to send that check to his widow on behalf of the great folks that visit this board.

    Mike has not asked for this, in fact I have not spoken with Mike for a number of years, other than to simply say "Hi" to him at the GS nationals.. but he should not have to, nor would he. We talk a good game about how we are a tight knit community, and I believe that to be true, and it's time we show it.

    It's who we are.

    I am starting this fund off with a $100 donation from, and a $100 donation from Tri-Shield Performance.

    Unless otherwise instructed I will list the contributors name/username in this thread.

    To contribute to the fund, click the "donate" tab on the RH side of the home page That will lead you thru the paypal process, if you wish to donate directly, give me a call at the shop with your cc numbers, and I can run them thru for you. Call me at the shop number listed in my signature. I can also give you directions at that time how to donate thru the mail if you prefer that.



    Fund contributors:
    Tri-Shield Performance ( Jim Weise)
    Dan Habel
    Mike Bucy
    Thomas Mooney
    Joseph Blogref
    Robert Schurwan
    John Schaefer
    Frank St Elmo
    Barrett True
    Shawn Riley
    1967 Big Buick
    Jim Moldaschel
    Roy Wood
    Wade Wasinger
    PBR 400
    Phillip Sedlon
    Allen Pancner
    Michael Trommetter
    Milton Bentley
    Daniel Zinn
    Steve Reynolds
    Stephen Bryan
    Gary Kubish
    Charles Nixon
    John Fritz
    Curtis Stanley
    Michael Bowman
    Brian Young
    Cornel Weber
    Electra Bob
    Korrie Dykstra
    Shawn Bestvater
    James Weinman
    BBall Sam Davis
    Joe Castrigano
    Troy Acton
    Brian Yamanouchi
    James Coughlin jr
    Lucas Johnson
    Brett Jaloszynski
    Brian Pfeffer
    Sam Entgerprise
    Big Ken
    Zachary Hamlin
    Kenneth McMillian
    Robert Floyd
    Jose Gonzalez
    Jim Byers
    Daniel Ankeney
    Guy Parquette
    Alan Wander
    Jason Zerbini
    Annette Fletcher
    Larry Hymowitz
    Bill Grupp
    Brian Albrecht
    Colleen Bell
    Cameron Collins
    David Tumas
    William Sangster
    Chrissy Bolze
    John Wilkinson
    Robert Gibbs
    Dennis Lozinski
    Fred Noah
    Sidney Meyer
    Brian Zielinski
    Greg Burtin
    Stacey Stewart
    Marc Conigliari
    Mark Demko
    Drew Edwards
    George Dwyer
    Jerry Wilson
    Stephen Brisbois
    BA Hunter
    James Wyckoff
    David Newton
    Aimee Peterson
    Brian Woodworth
    John Codman
    Allen Mandeen
    Randal Burns
    Mike Barbarino
    John Grounds
    Jay Davenport
    Louis Walchak
    Dan Habel
    Brad Conley
    Frank McCullough
    Jamie McClinton
    Sam Entgerprises
    Casey Conaway
    Larry Jackson
    Adam Martin
    Justin Taulbee
    Harold Prouty
    James Frankovich
    George Terhesh
    Scott Purcella
    Brett Slater
    Jason Cook
    Caruso Performance
    Pat Harmon
    Roberta Vasilow
    Justin Taulbee
    Mark O'Leary
    Karen Georgal
    Paul Schulz
    Lee Geiger
    Lamar Brown
    Timothy Perkins
    Steve Stankus
    Darren Segrest
    Larry Sachs
    Craig Bonhoff
    Korrie Dykstra
    Dan Zepnick
    Loren Alexander
    Kenneth Lisk
    Andrew Bakies
    Christian Jarpenber
    Mike Gallagher
    Larry Gibson
    Kent Gardner
    Ajesh Parikh
    Gary Steele
    John Moore
    Gary Paine
    David Reber
    Mark Macoubrie
    Chuck Leeper
    Brian Yamanouchi
    Allan Ross
    Bradley Rezac
    Alan Jernigan
    Powersoft LLC
    William Burton
    Mark Gehringer
    Ryan Craig
    Philip Roitman
    V8TV Produtions
    Steve Robin
    Rob Holmes
    Terry Felt
    Sean Ryder
    Jacob Williams
    John Csordas jr
    Brian Steinbrick
    CJ Boyle
    Ted Nagel
    Al Corporon
    Steve Graff
    Michael Pesarchick
    Robert Andrews
    Thomas Trimper
    Martin Ruks
    Unique and Antique
    Nicholas Sloop
    Gary Fanning
    Joe Medrano
    Scott Phillips
    Bradford McAdam
    Tom Telesco
    Patton Glade
    Daniel Bloomingdale
    Jeffery Corey
    Tony Rospotynski
    Patrick Villmann
    BA Hunter
    Shane Butler
    George Spadaro
    David Newton
    Charles Jacot
    Lucas Johnson
    Keith Falkowski
    Rick Marino
    Len m Goldschmidt
    Bob Gibbs
    Christopher OKeefe
    James Pfannenstiel
    Mark Heiser
    Korrie Dykstra
    Gerry Stewart
    Raymond Kammer
    Jeff Horseman
    David Gramlow
    Rickson Wheels
    Dan Habel
    Steve Covington
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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  2. BuickGS65

    BuickGS65 '65 Skylark/GS Enthusiast

    Sorry to hear about this. Donation made.
  3. Wildcat GS

    Wildcat GS Wildcat GS

    Also sorry to hear of this. Great post Jim, very succint and to the point. Bottom line is, at some point, we all will need a helping hand. Donation made.
    Tom Mooney
  4. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    Just sent mine in.
  5. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

  6. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Sent in.
  7. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

  8. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    My mother in law's house burned down two years ago, it was a very trying and difficult time for all involved, despite any insurance relief. I can appreciate the help this fund will serve..
  9. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Done. (Valerie Dishaw is me) used her pay pal

    Never met him personally but always a pleasure to do business with him.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  10. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Don’t know him at all but it’s about time I did something good around here. Sorry to hear about his loss.
  11. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

  12. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

  13. KC Wade

    KC Wade Well-Known Member

    $100 from Wasinger family
  14. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

  15. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Platinum Level Contributor

    Donation sent!
  16. stump puller455

    stump puller455 1970 GS 455

    did what I could do ...rebuild it mike bigger and better
  17. gszinny

    gszinny Platinum Level Contributor

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
  18. MullyClu

    MullyClu Well-Known Member

    Done, met him, bought from him. Great guy.
  19. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Donation done, all the best to Mike, the family and business.

    STAGE III Lost Experimental 455-4 Bolt Main Block.


    Gods blessing and peace on you during this trial .

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