William "Mike" Barter
November 03, 1948 - May 20, 2009
Mike did many things throughout his life. As a teenager he delivered newspapers for the Denver Post. He was always interested in cars and racing. He owned many cars in his younger years, a 55 Bellaire hardtop, 56 Chevy and many different corvettes. He loved drag racing his cars and working on them. As his best friend in High School Rob Boyce recently wrote: "Mike taught me a lot about cars - and we learned a lot together by trial and error. Like the “trial” of bolting a big Pontiac rear axle with 5.13 gears under his ‘56 Chevy - using the stock U bolts and no traction bars. That 389 Injun motor launched one great wheel stand - until it . . .