~ Byron's Gasser Madness! ~
~ Rest in Peace ~
~ Mike Hollander ~
December 27, 1946 - September 23, 2008
Mike passed away Tuesday night, the 23rd, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Editor of Racing Information Systems, Michael F. Hollander was named one of the ten most influential journalists in motor sports by RACER magazine. He was a member of the American Racing Press Association, the Motor Press Guild for which he served as Secretary, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Automotive Historians, the Midwest Auto Media Association, the HTML Writers Guild and the Society of Automotive Analysts. He was a 31 year member of and served as National Vice President for the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. He's written for the Associated Press, NBC and ABC Radio Networks, The Daily Republic, AutoWeek, Money, and many other publications. He's been heard on America On The Road, both as a guest and more recently as a guest host. He is also a member of the Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Club.
An eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, where he rose to the rank of Data Systems Technician First Class and taught machine code programming, number systems, and Boolean algebra, Hollander was a graduate of Solano College and also attended the University of California at Davis. He has been profiled in the first edition of Who's Who in Advertising and has also been included in Who's Who in the West and more recently in Who's Who in America. He was honored with special recognition on the Car Craft "Drag Racing All-Star Team." His work has won numerous awards including the STP/AARWBA Writing Contest for his coverage of the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash for AutoWeek and as Webmaster for The Motor Sports Forum. He was a member of PCGCampbell, a marketing firm in Torrance, Calif. for the past 10 years.
He is survived by his wife Sandra and daughter Sharon.