Fred Alter

Fred Alter

Hard to report the passing of Unlimited owner/driver Fred Alter. Fred passed away Saturday January 9, 2021 in N. Palm Beach, Florida after being hospitalized following a fall on Wednesday. He was 94. His dear friend and partner Peggy Kennard said that there will be a celebration of Fred's life sometime in the Spring. All of boat racing bids farewell to the "Fearless One". Unlimiteds Detroit sends it's heartfelt condolences to Peggy and Fred's family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Great Lakes Maritime Institute/Pioneers of Power Boating, P.O Box 1990, Dearborn, MI 48121. (GLMI/POP is a 501(c)3 organization).

Among several career highlights was the 1957 Detroit Memorial Regatta that Fred won driving the Such Crust III. Here is a video of that race, filmed by George Schulz and narrated by one of Fred's closest friends Sandy Ross.


Meetings and Events

Unlimiteds Detroit monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Club Meeting - Monthly
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Coney Island, 33577 Van Dyke near 14 Mile, Sterling Heights

Regular club meeting

Club Meeting - Monthly
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Coney Island, 33577 Van Dyke near 14 Mile, Sterling Heights

Regular club meeting

Club Meeting - Monthly
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Leo's Coney Island, 33577 Van Dyke near 14 Mile, Sterling Heights

Regular club meeting

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Videos


Miss U.S., Gale V and Gale VII Test Session - Guntersville, Alabama

1963 APBA Gold Cup - A film by Terry Herring and Unlimiteds Detroit.
Gold Cup 2007 - Jimmy King vs Steve David

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