NASCAR historian to speak Jan. 15 in Lake Wylie

January 7, 2013 

Buz McKim, NASCAR artist and historian for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, will speak Jan. 15 at the Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at noon at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

McKim’s father competed on northeastern NASCAR race tracks in the 1950s. McKim attempted a driving career in high school, but found it more profitable to paint pictures of the cars instead.

His artwork was included in mid-1970s Indianapolis 500 yearbooks. He also designed many NASCAR race car paint schemes during the 1970s including several Daytona 500 winners. He later developed a line of limited-edition art prints featuring NASCAR legends Richard Petty, Mark Martin and Fireball Roberts.

McKim wrote for the monthly publication “Racing Milestones” for nine years and has added his expertise to nearly 100 books, including the best-selling “NASCAR Vault” and its companion publication, “NASCAR Families.”

His television work includes the ESPN series “Ultimate NASCAR,” two award-winning productions for the Speed channel and biographies of NASCAR Hall of Fame members Bill France Sr. and Bud Moore, and most recently, an episode of “American Pickers.” He was also co-host of the weekly radio show, “NASCAR Collector,” on Sirius Satellite Radio for several seasons.

Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.

Marine Corp group meeting Jan. 8

The York County Marine Corp League’s local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 8, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St.

The league consists of Marine veterans, retired Marines and associates. For information, call 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.

Join MOMS Club

in Lake Wylie

The MOMS Club of Lake Wylie-Clover meets monthly in Lake Wylie.

This is a social group, and everyone is welcome to join.

For information, email momscluboflakewylie@gmail.com or call 803-619-9228.

Art Guild meets monthly

The Catawba River Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St.

Send club news and photos to news@lakewyliepilot.com. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to intended Tuesday publication date.

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