Mark Brandow

Profile Updated: September 18, 2016
Residing In Minneapolis, MN USA
Spouse/Partner Eileen Custer
Occupation Owner-Quality Coaches Auto Repair
Children Step children-Sean Toren born 1965
Kirsten Toren born 1969
Grand kids-Cody, Cydnie, Catherine More…Zorn
Bruno Lewis Toren
All live in Minneapolis area

Now the Reunion is over, winter is coming/ booked our flight to Vieques, PR, to spend Xmas holiday. Sean is cing down with his wife & son, Bruno.
Then Georgeanna's family-parents, siblings, are coming to the island for a week vacation. All much fun!
Then on February, Kirsten & Noel come for a visit- the girls come for school break.

School Story

Joined the Peace Corps in 1966
Served 3 years in Malaysia teaching school & Ministry Advisor
Bought a 1947 MGTC to use as a teaching aid for my Industrial
Arts classes with Malay junior high students
Shipped the car home-drove it back to Minnesota in summer '70
Started repairing cars in 1972
Still having fun with my car shop/ hobby
Missed the 45th reunion because I was road racing at Watkins Glen
I plan to be in town for the 50th reunion this year
See you there/ somewhere

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Posted on: Oct 28, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Well- another year gone by, stop in to say hi if you ever get here throughout the year.
Just finished my 46th year, still not clear how I can ever get out of here- car business I mean. We head off to Vieques Island in mid Dec. you may have stoped there while on duty in the Caribbean, but the island is much better now that the military is gone!
Enjoy your Bday!

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Sep 18, 2016 at 11:37 AM

For a special Sunday/ funday- today is Open Streets
Day on Nicollet ave from Lake St to 46th St
So bring your bikes and pedal the distance.
I have a car display at 3738 Nicollet- come by & visit
if you have the time-
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Sep 20, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Posted on: Sep 18, 2016 at 7:54 AM

We did it! Thanks to the coordinating committee, the weather gods, & everyone who came to our birthday party- it was a Great Success!!!
We didn't get to the bonfire and the croquet game!
Maybe next time!
There was a suggestion that we do it more often and build on the momentum if a successful 1st outing! As long as I own the property, it is certainly a possibility.
And of course, if anyone has it in their heads they would like to own a five acre hobby farm, ready to go, let me know- you can take over and continue as custodian of our piece of nature!
The plans could be made so people would plan their summer to be here for a predetermined weekend, and we would let the party roll!
But for a first run, it was perfect!
My wife Eileen, and Maggie Mae, the dog both enjoyed getting to know some of you better.
Thanks for spending the day with us- number of people worked out ideal!
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Oct 25, 2015 at 9:29 PM

You mentioned you have a Jag Roadster. A friend wants me to restore one for him.
R u interested in selling an old timer?

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Oct 10, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Reading the post from Drew, I was at Outward Bound then also!

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Jul 08, 2015 at 3:33 PM

I was shocked to see the obit last Sunday! She and  Pat had the Edina life after high school. I send my condolences to the entire family.

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Mar 24, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Hey, I thought you posted something new, then I realized it was your birthday last weekend!
Happy Birthday!
Read through all the dialogue- you have had great opportunities abroad, even endured Peace Corps in the old days! I wouldn't have traded my 3 years in Malaysia for anything!
The times I have been at Laguna Seca & Carmel, I knew you lived in the area but didn't know how to connect. Now this Facebook contact keeps the Edina pulse alive!
Sorry, but this year I think I am heading east again to go racing in Virginia!
Regards, Mark

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