Martin A. Brown, one of the founders of Quick Fuel Technology, lost his courageous battle with cancer back on March 22. Known to all in the automotive and motorsports industries simply as Marty, the Bowling Green, Kentucky, resident was a devoted family man, a fierce competitor on the dragstrip, and a savvy businessman.
Marty left his mark on the performance automotive aftermarket industry thanks to his many years of service. Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Marty was the former Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Holley Performance Products and was well-known and well-respected throughout the industry.
Marty's ardent attention to detail, keen insight, and great sense of humor are attributes he used to guide both his personal and business life. Marty left distinctive footprints that will be easy for all of us to follow. Most of us here at Circle Track have had the opportunity to work with Marty and his partner Marvin on magazine projects in the past and were in fact discussing an upcoming one just prior to his passing. One thing you could always count on was Marty's sense of humor bringing a fun atmosphere to almost any conversation. It was his sense of humor that, according to those closest to him, he never lost even in the last days of his battle with lymphoma.
A quick browse through internet message boards will tell you how far-reaching this man's influence was--from fellow industry executives with whom he worked closely to hobbyist racers who never had the chance to meet him. Marty Brown will be greatly missed by everyone he touched during his life.
All of us at Circle Track extend our deepest condolences to Marty Brown's family, friends, and co-workers at Quick Fuel. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in Marty's name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 941 E. 86th St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; or Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104. His daughter, Lyndsay, is raising money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by competing in the Nation's Triathlon in Washington, D.C., in September.