About Us

Mission & Purpose


Veterans Motorsports Association is made up of Veterans, Businesses, Community Members, Vintage/Custom Car/Motorcycle Owners, Enthusiast’s and Volunteers who share in the interests of Custom Cars and Motorcycles.

Our mission is to promote awareness and acceptance of people of all ages with disabilities and educating the public of various types of disabilities. There are many types of disabilities which are not always physical or seen.

In addition, our mission will be successfully accomplished by working together in our communities with other organizations, businesses, and community groups. 

We will be networking together and sharing our hobby and interests with everyone who is disabled through social activities within our communities providing activities, events, and creating everlasting friendships. 

The Veterans Motorsports Association (VMA) is honored to announce our partnership with Vintage American Race Cars (VARC) in October 2018. VARC was founded by Mr. Jack Layton in 1978. The mission of VARC with its membership and race promoters is to keep racing of the past in the public eye in a safe and entertaining environment. This will educate the public of earlier years of racing with our traveling museum. VMA and VARC is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. VARC consists of vintage race car owners, hobbyist, and enthusiasts who will put on vintage race car exhibition races throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. 

The Veterans Motorsports Association was founded in 2016 by Charlie who was a six-year Marine Corps Veteran and his wife Gayle Brock. After two years of planning and organizing, VMA will be open for membership starting in April 2019. Our mission and goals is to promote awareness and acceptance of Veterans, individuals, and citizens of all ages and all types of disabilities. Our goal is to educate the public that there are many types of disabilities which are not always physical or seen. Also, this will be accomplished working together with VARC in our communities with community groups and various businesses. Charlie is also an active member of the NAVASEMI.  https://navasemi.wordpress.com/ 

The times were outstanding when through our youth and earlier years of memories of hot rods, drive-in movies, diners, cruising many roads, hanging out with friends at Big Boy restaurants, A & W restaurants, and Daly drive-in restaurants. The memories were guaranteed to last a lifetime. Today, we plan to create everlasting memories and friendships by hosting events at locations like children’s hospitals, Veterans hospitals, long-term care facilities and community events when invited. Entertainment will be provided for all children and adults at these events. 

VMA and VARC will be honoring all Veterans who are in attendance on Veterans appreciation nights at selected racetracks throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  

Mr. Charlie Brock,President and CEO cell phone: 517-798-7449,    cbvmsami@gmail.com  

Mrs. Gayle Brock, President/Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee  gbrock4619@gmail.com

Ms. Anne Marie Coleman, Vice President of Operations (313) 898-1086, annecm@umich.edu

Corporal Jeff Hannak,  Vice President Development/Community Outreach Coordinator and Public Relations Coordinator (313) 359-3755 , HannakJ4425@Hotmail.com 

Ms. Denise Riley Staff Assistant