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Everyone’s invited to Crew MC’s benefit party

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Crew M.C. invites you to its annual benefit Poker Run, raffle and lunch at El Toro Bravo.

The Truckee Crew M.C. (Motorcycle Club) will throw its 14th annual benefit party with a north lake loop Poker Run.

The run will start at El Toro Bravo in downtown Truckee with the first stop at Squaw Valley, then Pete & Peter's in Tahoe City, next is Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach, over Highway 267 to The Pastime in Truckee, and ending with your fifth card pick up to complete your poker hand at El Toro Bravo.

Lunch will be served from noon on and everyone is welcome — even if you don't ride the loop. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Dave Richardson's Memorial Fund.

Dave passed away in a tragic racing accident at Fernley Raceway on May 25, 2013. He was known as a hard‑working family man who had a wry sense of humor and a passion for cars and motorcycles.

He moved from his birthplace Manchester, England to San Diego in 1958. There he obtained the nickname DLD, or Day‑Late‑Dave, a name which stuck with him throughout his life.

In San Diego, he rode motorcycles and gained extensive knowledge in building motorcycles and vintage cars. He moved to Truckee in 1975 and owned Hirschdale Auto Wrecking with his partner Dale. Hirschdale Wrecking was well‑known in Truckee — mostly for its intimidating owner Dave, often referred to as "Hirsch."

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Standing at 6-feet tall with broad shoulders and a beard halfway down his chest, David was not a man to mess with.

David met the love of his life Kari King in 1981, and they married on Sept. 12, 1987.

They spent 32 wonderful years together raising their son Jesse and two girls, Emily and Lacey. Shortly after marrying Kari, David started A1 Truck and Trailer Repair, which then expanded to A1 Automotive about six years ago. He worked hard to be a good provider for his family and did everything he could to give them a comfortable life.

A turning point in David's life was when he became a Bible‑believing Christian in 1992. He transformed from a rough and tough biker to a kind, compassionate and generous man. He actively served at Sierra Bible Church of Truckee for many years, going on mission trips, serving as a deacon and assisting his girls with Awana.

He also loved riding Harleys, sports, history, football, Nascar, racing, politics and was a wine connoisseur.

David was known as a caring and extremely generous man. He didn't just give a needy person a $10 bill and send them on their way; he opened his home and offered his possessions to friends, family and strangers alike. David was a devoted husband, father, brother and son to his family.

He left behind a loving wife, 12- and 16-year-old daughters Lacey and Emily, his son, Jesse and three grandchildren.

Four years ago, he took his elderly parents, Guy and Irene, into his home. They also survive him, along with his sister Gail, niece Windy, and great‑niece Cassy. He is sadly missed by his family and friends, some of whom are in Crew M.C.

The Crew M.C. wishes to help Dave's family with this benefit poker run and invite all who knew him in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nev. and elsewhere to have some fun, food and raffle and auction prizes in his honor.