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July 17, 2017
Longtime DC Region member, Frank McBride, 71, died after a short illness on July 17, 2017. Frank was a crew member for over 40 years for Don Taylor, Paul Fleischmann, Bob Houston and Bob O’Connor. Frank assisted with the SCCA Summit Point drivers’ school for many decades. He had an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He served as the DC Region’s counsel for several decades. Further information is available from Bob Houston 703-938-1943.
Please see the obituary.

July 12, 2017

It is with a sad heart that we report the passing of long-time DC Region member, Ernie Stalder.  Ernie passed away unexpectedly late Friday evening at his home in Silver Spring.

Ernie's memorial service will be held Friday 7/14/17 at 3 pm at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Visitation will follow the service until 5 p.m.

Ernie's son Andy says, "SCCA Club Racing and the fraternity of enthusiasts was a big part of his life".  He started racing Porsches in the early ‘60’s and that led to FV which he had pursued for nearly 50 years until the recent events.

Please click here for more info and click here for the obituary in the Washington Post.

March 6, 2017
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of another loss to the SCCA family.  Pete van der Vate was a 20+ year member of the DC Region and was a two-time SCCA National Champion.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, March 9th and funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 10th, both at Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna, VA.

Pete's obituary can be found here.

March 1, 2017
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Douglas Holmes, 30+ year SCCA member and supporter of the DC Region.  There will be a Missing Man Lap in his honor at MARRS 1. Please see Doug's obituary from the Boston Globe

September 23, 2016

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dottie Dorothy Aston Huemmer on Tuesday 09/20 after a long fight with COPD. Dottie was a member of the DC Region for almost 30 years, and was a dedicated worker with husband Steve in the Emergency Services Specialty.

There will be a celebration of her life Thursday, Sept 29 at 11:00 am at the Littlestown Chapel, 1144 Bollinger Rd, Littlestown PA 17340. Lunch will follow the service.

There will be a Missing Man Formation during the MARRS 10 weekend; details will be announced at the track.

August 24, 2016

On August 24th the DC Region lost one of its most dedicated and well loved members. Stan Damren left us after a courageous battle with cancer. His enthusiasm and sense of humor were contagious, his friendliness was universal and his love for all things SCCA was boundless. Anything, anywhere, anytime. We were so fortunate to be his 2nd family. He will be sadly missed, but his spirit will always be present.

Arrangements handled by Stauffer Funeral Home 1621 Opossumtown Pike Frederick MD 21702. Viewings will be held Tuesday 08/30 from 2-4 and 6-8, the funeral is on Wednesday 08/31 at 2pm.

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June 23, 2016
Joe Willer, longtime Glen Region member, Steward, and frequent visitor to Summit Point passed away this morning. Services and arrangements can be found in his obituary here:

June 7, 2016
Mr. Bill Holden passed away on May 30, 2016 in Silver Spring, MD, after battling Alzheimer's for many years.  Bill was born in Failsworth, England on November 19, 1932, and came to the U.S. in 1967. He lived in the Sandy Spring, MD area for over 45 years, owning and operating George's Foreign cars in Rockville, MD.  His greatest passion was cars, and his second home was the Summit Point Race Track, where he enjoyed working, racing, and teaching.  He was a long time member of the Sports Car Club of America where he made many friends.  He leaves behind his wife, Catherine, daughter Vanessa, son-in-law Steve, and grandchildren Zachary and Courtney, as well as extended family in the U.S. and  England.  The family would like to invite friends and family to a farewell memorial gathering at Ashton Baptist Church, 17826 New Hampshire Ave, Ashton, MD 20861     on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association (Alz.org) or to the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Team (Seasons.org).

April 6, 2016
  It is with much sadness to post that Wade Chamberlain (XP 22) passed away on Saturday April 2nd. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go to his family. A memorial service for Wade will be held on Friday, April 8th at 1pm at the Airlie Pavilion in Warrenton, VA. The pavilion is next to the formal gardens. Guest parking is nearby. The tone of the service will be a celebration of Wade's life. 

Airlie - 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton VA 20187
540.347.1300 -- www.airlie.com
Directions/Map: www.airlie.com/map

February 4, 2016
  It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Bob Johnson.  Bob was a long-time driver, and served on the Board as a Region Executive.  He was also on the committee that created - and is considered one of the co-founders of - our Club Racing series, MARRS.  His son, Karl Eric Johnson would like to let everyone know that services will be held at the Witzke Funeral Home at 1630 Edmonson Ave. in Catonsville, MD at noon on Saturday, February 6th, with viewing from 10-12.

April 11, 2015


Age 75, Ellicott City, MD, passed away on March 18, 2015, after a three-month fight to recover from an auto accident on December 12, 2014, in the Baltimore, MD area where he had lived since 1961. Don was born and reared in Pittsburgh, PA. He earned a degree in Mathematics from Allegheny College where he also was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Don worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 53 years, from 1961 until his death. He was active in the Sports Car Club of America, was an avid bicycler, and devoted much time and effort to the Potomac Valley Track Club. He was a licensed track and field official, serving for many events in the region. Don had won trophies in the Senior Olympics. Don was predeceased by his parents, Winston and Margaret Riggs. He is survived by his brothers, Richard "Dick" (Donna) Riggs, of Pittsburgh, PA, William "Will" (Shirley) Riggs of Middlesex, NJ; two nephews, James (Kate) Riggs of Willoughby, OH and Martin (Michelle) Riggs of St. Petersburg, FL; two nieces, Joni (Jim) Chapas of Hudson, OH and Karen Riggs of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by several grandnephews and grandnieces. At Don's request, his body has been donated for medical education and research, and his eyes to the National Eye Bank. No decision about a memorial service has been made at this time. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, 110 S. Paca St., 9th Fl., Baltimore, MD 21201 or The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 750 East Pratt St., 17th Fl., Baltimore, MD 21202 or the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation, 105 Burgess Dr., Zelienople, PA 16063
- See more at: DONALD JAMES "DON" RIGGS's Obituary on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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March 20, 2015

We are sad to report the passing of one of our F&C family, Sam Overstreet.  Sam died Friday morning 03/20 after a prolonged illness.  Her husband Mo asks for no phone calls - please respect his privacy at this difficult time.

February 2, 2015
  The DC Region is sad to inform you that Ernie Stalder lost his wife of 48 years, Diane Stalder last Sunday.  Ernie is a lifetime member of the Region and has been a member of SCCA since 1963. A memorial service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. with visitation to follow from 2 to 4 p.m.


For more information please click this link for Collins Funeral Home.