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Clawson MI 48017
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April 14th 2020 – This is the 8- year anniversary of the death of my dear best friend and USMA President Dave King.
Thanks to my old friends who have called; yes, we do miss Dave in USMA every day. Nothing has changed, we will continue on doing exactly how and what Dave would want.
I do put all my efforts into the Billy Sohns / Memorial show Sunday August 23rd to honor two of the most important people I have ever known, Billy Sohns, Dave King.
With great sponsors for awards, sponsors for corrals, entertainment sponsors, Rockin Ronnie puts together a fabulous oldies show for car owners and spectators to enjoy. The show has moved to beautiful Clawson City Park. Please try to join us and bring a friend.
My duty is to carry on in the way things have always been. United Street Machine Assoc. is solid and strong. With help from the greatest dedicated staff of volunteers to all the fantastic car owners USMA will continue to achieve great events. 2020 will be our last season of doing all our charity show full schedule. In 2020 we will host a few less cruises and less charity car shows. Retirement sounds great! I want to go play like those who attend our events.
Since Dave's passing, I have had the opportunity to take Dave's car around the country to areas where Dave was a local cruiser. With fellow member and friend Tim Hopkinson we have been honored to meet and talk cruisin with many of Dave's friends. The greatest was going to Dayton Ohio for the indoor show. We took the Memorial display to Cincinnati, asked his favorite son-in-law Jared to bring over his other car for display, Dave’s family, daughters Carol and Mindy also came to hang out. We even got his favorite pin striper Donnie to bring his cruiser over to join us. It was 4 days of remembering our leader, family and friends.
Since this sharing of Dave's family Tim and I have taken the car to many more events. In Dave's will I was honored to receive Dave's Roadster. One thing I will cherish forever is the look on the faces of family when I gave back Dave's Roadster two years later for them to love and cherish. I felt the car needed to be with those who loved him most. I miss Dave and Linda King very much as partners and friends.
We all wish to be remembered in some way. Dave King started with me in 1973. Together we had some wonderful times. Please take the time to reflect back on Dave or go to our web page and get to know him. Thanks to all in USMA. Our 48th season is about to begin. Cruise on my friends. Ralph Haney
Ms. Dorothy has added a link to our home page of some pictures to share.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
UNITED STREET MACHINE ASSOC. PRESIDENT, DAVE J. KING
Oct. 27, 1946 - Apr. 14, 2012