Bill Foster

I would like to adjourn tonight in memory of Bill Foster, a cherished member of the Santa Clarita community who passed away earlier this year.

Bill was a mentor to many in Santa Clarita on top of being a dedicated businessman, family man and auto racing legend on the West Coast.

At the age of 18, Bill joined the United States Navy and left home to serve his country.

Following his service, he married the love of his life, Marie, and the couple had three daughters, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Many of you know Bill Foster had a passion for cars and you may have even had your car worked on at Bill Foster’s Muffler Service in Newhall.

Racing fans know him as Wild Bill Foster, and he used to dazzle crowds at the Saugus Speedway, sometimes hitting speeds upwards of 80 miles per hour on the track in his famous #9 white Plymouth.

In addition to racing and working on cars, Bill enjoyed spending time with family at his ranch in Agua Dulce, as well as going fishing at June Lake.

We are saddened by Bill’s passing, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

I would like to share some words of wisdom from Bill, which he told with his daughter before his passing: Happiness is not defined by obtaining everything you want, but by appreciating everything you have.

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