Celebration of Life to be held for Bill Finefrock and Scholarship Fund in his Memory
Tucson, AZ February. 8, 2004: On January 25, 2004, Sacramento, Calif: William L. Finefrock died at 5:15 PM of injuries sustained in a house fire.
The Celebration of Life is scheduled for 10:00 AM-2:00PM Sunday, February 22nd, at the Yacht Club at the Lake of the Pines, Auburn, Calif.
One of Bill's last interests was to be actively involved with the International Automotive Media Awards (1996), held first at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino and later at the SEMA Show, both in Las Vegas, Nev. Bill attended and participated in numerous functions at IAMA until it relocated to SardiÕs in New York City in November, 2002, though he continued in an advisory capacity through the 2003 event. It was Bill's desire to see the quality of automotive journalism raised to the highest level possible through journalism scholarships, a program which was announced this past November 18 at Sardi's in New York City. The fund has since been named "The Bill Finefrock Automotive Journalism Scholarship Fund, in his honor and remembrance.
If anyone wishes to make a donation in his name, send it to the "The Bill Finefrock Automotive Journalism Scholarship Fund", ISVP/IAMA, P.O. Box 50046, Tucson, AZ, 85703-1046. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent the law, as ISVP is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.