Episode 205 features Mark McMillin, chairman, racer, legacy builder.


Family legacy racer, Mark McMillin, chairman of the Board of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame shares life in the McMillin family. It’s all about people, with a few race cars and some river-time thrown in. Mark was inducted in the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2018. Mark is why we say; legends live at ORMHOF.org.  Be sure to tune in on your favorite podcast app.


2:46 – My dad used to say, if you want to get something done, give it to somebody who’s busy

12:11 – when I graduated college, there were no jobs for me, interest rates were 19-20%, we weren’t building houses

20:44 – Racing is a big part of our life. It’s not our whole life.

23:07 – why we’ve been successful is because we try hard at everything we do

26:43 – I was never the fastest guy in a buggy, but I always found the finish line

40:54 – “What is your legacy?” Good people!

44:10 – I think this off-road racing fraternity is 99% people cut from the same cloth

49:01 – You don’t have to have a cheat sheet for things you really care about.

Special thanks to ORMHOF.org for support and sponsorship of this podcast.


[00:01:14.950] – Big Rich Klein

On today’s episode of Conversations with Big Rich is the legendary racer from a legendary family. A successful businessman who knows what it takes to win. With five overall baja 1000 wins and an overall win at the Mint 400, all in the 80s, he wins at racing, business and family. He is also a 2018 Offroad Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee and the current chairman of the Offroad Motorsports Hall of Fame Board of directors, Mark McMillan. Well, Mark, it’s great to have you sitting down as a guest on the podcast today and going over your life. Let’s get started.

[00:01:55.910] – Mark McMillin

Well, Rich, it’s great to talk to you, and I feel fortunate that I’ve gotten to know you here personally in the last year and a half or two with the Off Road Motorsports hall of Fame. And thank you for joining us on the board. And I believe wholeheartedly in what we’re doing there. It does blend right in with my family, my personal and family history.

[00:02:18.700] – Big Rich Klein

Right. I believe well, and let’s get into that. To answer that, it has been an extremely exciting year for me working with you guys. I’m learning a lot myself and I’m having a great time, and it’s absolutely worthwhile to be involved. No matter how much time it takes. It’s worthwhile.

[00:02:46.850] – Mark McMillin

It takes a lot of time. And there’s an old saying that my dad used to use, if you want to get something done, give it to somebody who’s busy. READ MORE

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