Meet YOUR Board of Directors for 2017
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Joel Godfredson – President:
My name is Joel Godfredson and I have been a member of the PCA since 2003. My first Porsche was a 2003 Boxster S which I special ordered through the Porsche factory. It took over 8 months to get the car and it was everything that I hoped for! Since I received my first Porsche, many things have changed for Doreen, my wife, and I. We have a 12 year old son named Henry and a 25 year old daughter named Lindsey. Henry enjoys going to the track events, helping where he can and going on tours. With this being said, we recognized the Boxster wasn’t the ideal car for us so in 2010 we sold the car to pursue my dream car…A TURBO! Ironically, my dream turbo was waiting for me at an AMR membership social at the Porsche of Colorado Springs dealership! Doreen and I currently own a 2007 997 Turbo, a 1991 964 “Track Car” that has been converted using GT Racing body panels to a 1974 type RSR, a 2014 Cayenne and a 1986 944. I enjoy many Porsche events including Racing, HPDE, tours and social events. Doreen and I are also the proud owners of GT Racing. The purchase of the business from my dad over 8 years ago, along with the great weather was the big reason we moved to Colorado and changed our region to the AMR. GT Racing is a family run business that manufactures light weight Porsche Body panels. All of our parts are made in the USA, we ship all over the world and we have been serving the Porsche community for over 28 years.
Since moving to Colorado and changing my region to the AMR, I have meet lots of new people and have had a blast! The AMR has a wide scope of fun and interesting people, cars and events. We have a little more “Laid Back” approach that adds to the fun factor and makes it feel more like family. My goal for the AMR is to keep that feeling moving forward while involving more new folks to keep the good ideas coming for our over all membership. Please feel free to reach out to me if you want to be more involved with the AMR. We need you!
John Duclos – Vice President:
For those who don’t know me, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m John Duclos, your AMR Vice-President. I’ve been an AMR member for about six years, having transferred from the First Settlers Region in Virginia upon my retirement and relocation to Colorado Springs. For the past two years, I’ve served on the AMR Board as Vice-President, and before that, as an ‘at large’ member.
I’ve been a Porsche addict most of my life, having bought my first one (a prematurely rust-ridden 5-year old ’63 356 B coupe) as a starving college student in San Diego. That led to a ’71 914, bought new from Dick Barbour Porsche-Audi (yes, I knew Dick Barbour before he became THE Dick Barbour of LeMans and IMSA fame). My 914 and I went through the Air Force together, whereupon it was replaced by a ’58 356 A coupe, which became my daily driver through grad school (60,000 miles worth) during which time I also met Katherine, my wife of 40 years. That car was sacrificed for the down payment on our first house, which then led to a 25-year hiatus from Porsche ownership. That condition was rectified when I bought “Precious,” my velvet red metallic ’89 3.2 Carrera about 16 years ago. While I’ve been a PCA member off and on since 1969, I confess for most of that time I was one of those largely inactive members who pays his dues and gets the Pano each month, but not much else. That condition changed when I joined AMR and immediately felt welcomed and motivated to get more involved. Shortly after joining AMR, I discovered High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) and I’ve been hooked on track days ever since. I bought AMR member (and renowned racer and coach) Ronn Langford’s track car (’86 944 Turbo) about five years ago and became a regular at AMR’s DE events and subsequently an HPDE instructor.
Since joining AMR in 2010, I’ve participated in many of the various AMR activities (i.e., HPDE, autocrosses, tours, board meetings and social activities). The most gratifying experience I’ve had was chairing the “No Excuses” HPDE events at Pueblo Motorsports Park for four years. If you’re at all interested in meeting, working with, and just getting to know some great folks in the AMR ‘family,’ I strongly recommend you volunteer to chair an event. You won’t regret it. See you on the track or at the next social.
Tom Kautz – Past President:
Hmm… what brought me to PCA? Well, that would have to be Jack Heavey. I first met him at PMP some years ago. I did not know anything about the club at that time or even the cars, thought it was just a group car guys, boy was I wrong about that. Everyone was so friendly and helpful with answering any questions I had. They showed me that it was so much more than going to a track to drive fast. It became obvious that the cars were just a commonality that builds friendships, and long lasting ones at that.
As a Board member I would like to build on this experience. To be able to have our club host events that bring the members closer together and just have fun doing it. I will admit that I really do like driving at speed on the track, but have also enjoyed all of the other events that I have been a part of, whether participating or just showing up to help out the event Chair. I look forward to meeting more new people in the upcoming years.
2017 Committee Chairs:
Advertising & Sponsorship – Whitney Strand
Registrar – Brian Griggs
Door Prize – Bull & Kym Whitaker
Rally Master – Karl Kohlgraf
Membership Chairs – Jim Sorensen
Goodie Store – Alex & Kim Ching
Membership Social Chair – Denise Jordan
Newsletter Editor – Bill Cosper
Historian – Fred Veitch
Charity Leader – Barb Treacy
Tech Chair – Fred Sontag
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