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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:05 am 
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This is a copy from the UMTR forum.

Today, 08:16 PM #1

As seen on Class Racer

I started this thread at the request of Scott Lemem from Dragraceresults.com. Below is a copy of the thread Scott has started to help the family of Tim Murphy. Click the link below to follow the thread. You can reach Scott Lemem at scott@dragraceresults.com.


Members - You may or may not have known this, but on September 1st of this year Tim Murphy of the Fab Shop passed away suddenly at the age of 45.

Tim has 2 kids, a daughter Jessica and a son Kelley. They will both be heading to college in the next few years.

It has been requested by many members and companies that an auction be conducted on DRR to help his children with their education.

I am working on how this will all play out, with more details to come.

An account has also been established at Fifth Third Bank to make direct donations to. At any Fifth Third Bank you can make a deposit to the "Tim Murphy Memorial Account"

Currently the following companies have committed products for the auction or made a donation.

Mickey Thompson - items to come
JW Transmissions - JW Flex Plate $185 value
Meziere - water pump and fittings of choice up to $450
Jiffy Tite - Trans and Carb quick disconnect line kits - $200 value
Kooks Custom Headers - $250 certificate
Autometer - Sport Comp playback tach $250 value
Star Machine - oil / air seperator $320 value
Flatout Gaskets - Gasket Combo
Shawn Langdon - autographed memorabilia
Todd's Extreme Paint - Helmet Paint Job $400 value
DRE Engine Diapers - Diapers & assorted parts
ThisIsBracketRacing.com - Tuition to TIBR Live Class and 2012 Doorcar Shootout entry
Painless Wiring - wiring harness of choice
1320go.com - 2 Memberships valued $100 each
Par Racing Engines - Vacume Kit and drive $600 value
Racers Mind - $290 package
Lemons Headers - $1700 value custom headers
Comp Cams - Ultra Pro Magnum Rockers
TCI - Outlaw Shifter
FAST - Wide Band Air Fuel Gauge
Bikerhaven.net - $100 certificate
Tuff Paw - 5 pc trailer kit $129 value
PST Inc - Drive Shaft - $300 value
Sullivans Tire Plus - 4 Trailer Tires $400 value
Indy Gear - Rebuilt 3rd member $1000 value
Sunset Racecraft - items to come
World Footbrake Challenge - to be named
Nitroplate - items to come
Motorsports Innovations - EGT Kit and $250 Racepak Certificate
Intensity Racing Products - items to come
JJ Performance - Engine Diapers
Summit Racing Products - Donation, Autographed Greg Anderson Diecast & Leather Jacket $400 value
Abruzzi Racing - Torque Converter $1000 value
JEGS - items to be named
Performance Welding Headers - Merge Collectors of choice - $550 value

And the "Whopper" so far

Mark Horton and Travis Colangelo of American Race Cars have went over the top with help from a few partnering companies (Oakley Motorsports, DragstersForsale.com, and Moser Engineering) and will be donating a 2012 Stage I American Race Cars dragster towards this cause.

I can not thank these companies enough for the generous donations. I'm sure there will be more to come. I just wanted everyone to know what to be expecing in this auction come November 1st right here on DRR.

I'm sorry if I missed anyone and thank you to everyone that is offering help.

Stay Tuned

If you have any suggestions or would like to be involved, please contact me at scott@dragraceresults.com

Thank you,
Scott Lemen
Class Racer.com

Chuck Woloch

Chuck's Automotive
Full line Computech dealer

 Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:18 am 
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And along this same line, Mike Harrell of The Fab Shop, who actually is the one that builds the headers has taken on Tim's responsibilities there at the shop and continus to offer a quality product. In other words, the business Tim started is still going strong thanks to his dedicated workforce. I know this because I bought my dragster headers from Mike after Tim had passed.

In closing let me say that this brings back bad memories for me as my father died at age 45 also of a major heart attack so I've got some idea of what this family is going through right now. My Dad died two weeks before my 21st birthday and I have a brother that was 10 years old at the time. I also saw my Mom struggle with finances afterwards because her only income at the time was from her sales clerk job at Sears so it's important that the Fab Shop business continues to support this family as well and we can help with this by making sure that people know the business is still going strong!

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