American Muscle Car Club



Robert Matera

June 11, 1965 – January 5, 2024 (58 Years Old)

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Leslye Michelle Brustuen

June 17, 1967 – April 7, 2023 (55 years old)

Michelle is the name her friends and family called her, and she loved cooking and recreating recipes with her own flare and was never afraid of trying something new. She enjoyed reading tarot for her friends and family and believed in destiny, fate, and her favorite, karma. She loved to have a good time wherever she was and made friends easily while always being her true self. She never let anything bring her down and pushed through anything in her way. Michelle grew up riding horses and was the youngest of three sisters. She was a member of the American Muscle Car Club of Panama City and regularly went with her husband to participate in local events. She dabbled in many crafts such as jewelry making, wreath crafting, and silk flower bouquets. Michelle used her many talents to design her daughter’s wedding decorations including the bride and bridesmaid bouquets. Michelle loved all creatures and had an assortment of different pets in her lifetime such as dogs, cats, horses, birds, ferrets and even an iguana.

Marsha Allen

1 December 1957 - March 10, 2023 (65 years old)

Marsha was one of the original founding members of the American Muscle Car Club of Panama City back in 2002. Although her official club title was “Secretary/Treasurer”, she was way more than that; in fact, she was the “Driving force of AMCC”. She organized, coordinated, and advertised all our club activities. Marsha loved her 1972 orange Z28 Camaro (which won her class at Super Chevy twice and was featured in several magazines) and her 1969 VW “Lady Bug” convertible. She was well known to all the car clubs in the NW Florida panhandle and southern Alabama. She was the kind of person everyone loved and admired. Her loss devastated our club, and we are doing our best to fill her shoes and continue her legacy. We will always feel her loss in our club, but we will never forget her and everything she did for us.

Barbara Dean

April 1, 1956 - February 1, 2023 (66 years old)

Barbara was born on April 1, 1956, in Atlanta, GA, to a military family. She grew up traveling to USAF bases in the Philippines, South Carolina, and Delaware. Barbara graduated in 1974 in Delaware and settled in Panama City in 1989. She spent 17 years serving customers at Western Steer and then helping customers in the electronics department at Walmart. Barbara was a member of Classic Cruisers and AMCC Car Clubs for many years, showing off her high school graduation present, a 1976 Firethorn Red Chevy Camaro. Barbara loved her Pittsburg Steelers and her four dogs, Ranger, Yogi, Bear, and Boo-Boo.

Jeff Brannon

April 20, 1972 - July 3, 2022 (50 years old)

Jeff enjoyed and cherished the relationships he developed through his IT work, insurance clients, AMCC car club membership, and PUBG. He and his wife Laura were each other’s best friend and love of their life. He loved his family and many friends. As for his daughter, Samantha, his mirror image he loved and will live on through.

Fujie Kissinger

March 4, 1939 February 15, 2022 (85 years old)

She began a new chapter in her life on January 25, 1965, when she went on a blind date with her soul mate. From that point, she became an exceptional wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and friend. Words cannot express how important she was to those who loved her or how lucky those she loved were to have her. She was the glue of her family, and her legacy will be that they will continue to carry on what she would expect. She will forever be loved, missed, and remembered.

Robert Harris

November 13, 1932 - October 11, 2021 (88 years old)

He retired from the USAF as an SMSgt after 24 years of service. He was a Vietnam War veteran. Bob loved music and was known as DJ “Music Man Bob.”  He played for many organizations and private parties in Panama City until his health prevented him from doing so.

Bob loved his antique and vintage cars, participated in many car shows, and was a member of several car clubs in the area.

Bob said his greatest accomplishment was his 58-1/2 years of marriage to his wonderful wife, Sue.  He will now be reunited with our Lord and will be with the love of his life, dancing in the stars.

William Bruce Wargo

November 8, 1962 – December 20, 2021

Bruce was an avid fisherman and always worked at any endeavor near the water. He had a career in dock building and always built the finest to survive any hurricane. He later pursued his dream of life on the water and became a charter boat captain. His boat, the Reel Pleasure, was renowned in Panama City Beach for his great catches of snapper and grouper. At a later date, Bruce’s ashes will be scattered on the Gulf waters he so enjoyed fishing and boating.

Sue Harris

October 3, 1933 – June 24, 2020 (86 years old)

She was born and raised in Ohio, where she began her civil service career at the Lima, Ohio Tank Company. Later, she transferred to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, and completed her forty years of Government service when she retired from Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, in 1996.

Bradley Brustuen

March 1, 1965 – 27 July 2018 (53 years old)

Brad worked for the United States Air Force for over 20 years. He loved Great Danes, trucks, food, and drag racing. The only thing he loved more was showing off his restored 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass that he had since he was a teenager. He and his wife, Michelle, would regularly show off their Cutlass as they were part of the American Muscle Car Club of Panama City. Brad had a way with people, always meeting new friends while traveling the world.

Kenneth Anderson Jr.

February 21, 1964 - February 21, 2017 (53 years old)

He was a lifelong resident of Bay County. Ken’s parents were Willard and Betty Strickland Anderson. He attended the public schools of Bay County and graduated from Mosley High School. He enjoyed playing with the band during his High School years, and this love for music lasted a lifetime. He received an associate degree from Gulf Coast Community College and later earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Florida State University in Panama City. He was a longtime teacher with the Bay County School System. Ken’s special enjoyment came through the activities and the friendships he made with his membership of car clubs. He had a great interest in old cars, and through the years, he enjoyed the ownership of several.

Patricia Huegel

October 19, 1939 - May 29, 2016 (76 years old)

She was born in Atlantic City and raised in Bargaintown, New Jersey and was a graduate of Pleasantville High High School. Patricia was loved by many and will be missed by all. She enjoyed swimming in her pool, her car clubs, American Muscle Car Club, & Christian Rods and Customs, Football, and especially spending time with her family. Patricia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida. She took great delight in her Sunday School class, “LLL”, and in sharing the word of her lord and Savior.