Life After the Fast Lane

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Lots of people live their whole lives without fulfilling their dreams. For Marshfield native Steven Arendt, his dream was to show off his specially modified '97 Ford Mustang in a car show before he died, a reachable goal, since he was only 27, but one he would never fulfill.

"My brother had passed away before he was able to show this car in a car show," said Jean Machart, Steven Arendt's sister.

Arendt's sister and brother-in-law took up the reins for him and started this car show in the Marshfield Mall's parking lot and Steven's Mustang is featured in the show along with a couple of dozen other muscle cars.

Along with the hopes of earning a trophy, those entered in the show are there to help raise money to help fight hemophilia, the disease that killed Steven.

Hemophilia affects mostly men and prevents their blood from clotting. The disease is often deadly.

"There are a number of people out there who are affected by bleeding disorders. It's kind of an invisible ailment," said Brian Machart, Steven's brother-in-law.

To help fight that ailment, the Machart’s hold a silent auction and take donations at what has become an annual car show.

They hope to raise several thousand dollars this year, all of which will go to the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation to help prevent what happened to Steven from happening to anyone else in central Wisconsin.

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