eTrails is AMR’s online bulletin for news, editorials, and regional & charity information.
– Membership Corner: New Members (posted 01 May)
– …Low Drag: AMR “Spring Brake” HPDE Recap (posted 30 Apr)
– Board Biz: March Board Meeting Minutes (posted 28 Apr)
– P-Articles: SCAM ALERT – Sellers Beware! (posted 18 Mar)
– Alpine Treks: 2021 Tour Schedule (posted 23 Feb)
Announcements (Latest Update – 11 May)
NEXT MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL: The May social will be held Wednesday, May 19 at Edelweiss Restaurant. Drinks will start at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served from a special menu at 6:30 PM. RSVP is required as space is limited to 75 people! We will be collecting donations for CASA’s “The Hanger”, see Event/Calendar for details. To register, please go to MotorsportsReg.com. (updated 11 May)
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May 22, 2021 – AMR Mountain Roads Tour: Colorado’s mountain roads are renowned for their great driving experience and breathtaking scenery. Our second tour of 2021 tour will provide plenty of both as we drive along the west side of the Rampart Range of the Rockies on Colorado 67. You will enjoy panoramic vistas on the way that include high mountain meadows and rugged peaks as we drive through numerous small towns. The tour will end with lunch at Daniella’s Scratch Kitchen in Castle Rock with individual checks. Make sure you let us know if you choose not to join us for lunch! Registration cost is $10 per vehicle. Registration closes at midnight on May 19, 2021. Please go to MReg to register or get more information. (posted 30 Apr)
May 27-30, 2021 – Roadrunner Region’s Fiesta New Mexico is back on this year. Activities include a Welcome Reception on May 27, Concours on the Santa Fe Plaza on May 28, and a Landmarks/Gimmick Rally around Santa Fe on May 30, along with daily driving tours and an award banquet on the last day. Join your PCA friends for a long weekend of fun, driving, and exploring all that Santa Fe and northern New Mexico has to offer. Learn more about this event at fiestanewmexico.com. Registration is now open on MotorsportsReg. (posted 27 Jan)
June 05-06, 2021 – AMR “No Excuses VI” HPDE: Our second HPDE is being held at Pueblo Motorsports Park in late spring. The 2.2 mile 10 turn track has fun elevation changes with a terrific “flow.” And the weather should be beautiful in early June! Attendance at PMP will be limited to a total of 110 drivers per day, including up to 30 Novice and Beginner drivers depending on the number of Instructors registered. Your priority in being confirmed for an event will depend on the date and time you register. Registration on MReg closes Monday, May 31 so sign up soon. (updated 13 Apr)
NEXT BOARD MEETING: The May Board meeting will be held Tuesday, May 25 at Mollica’s and via Google Meet. (updated 11 May).
NEW HPDE/TOUR MEDIA: For those who missed the AMR HPDE 101 webinar in March, the slides are available on the Technical Reference webpage. There is also a MotorsportsReg tutorial video for DE and Tour Event Chairs available here. (updated 24 Apr)
NEW PCA WEBSITE: PCA has completed its website upgrade on April 22. Check it out at https://www.pca.org. (posted 23 Apr)
NEW SECURITY FEATURE: The AMR web contract forms have been upgraded with anti-spambot features to prevent auto phishing and spam e-mails to the Webmaster mailbox. Correspondence from this website will require additional user input before you can submit the webform. (posted 23 Apr)
SNELL HELMET UPDATES: Due to a shortage of SA2020 and M2020 helmets, PCA has allowed the continuing use of 2010 Snell rated helmets through the end of 2021. (posted 05 Apr)
2021 EVENTS GUIDE: The AMR 2021 Events Guide in printable PDF format is now available for download under the eTrails webpage. (posted 25 Feb)
SAVE THE DATES: The Festival of Cars & Colors has been scheduled for September 23-26, 2021. It is a world-class celebration for automobile, motorcycle and aviation aficionados. Hosting lifestyle enthusiasts from around the world, this event is set in the beautiful town of Telluride, Colorado. This is not a PCA event; however, AMR is planning a multi-day trip for those who wish to attend. Visit https://carsandcolors.com to find out more about this event. (posted 24 Feb)
PCA COVID-19 UPDATE: There is a new PCA Communicable Disease Release form that all event attendees (members, guests, sponsors, spectators, etc.) must sign to enter the facility/event or participate in the activity. Click here to review the release form. Attendees may print and sign the Release form at home and give it to the Chair/Registrar on-site. Note: The form must be printed in color, i.e., we must see the RED letters at the top of the form in order to accept it (You may complete “Fill in Track/Facility Name Above” as “All PCA events” for a one-time signature for events held May 15, 2020 through May 15, 2021.) The color Release forms will be available at all AMR events. (updated 01 Jun)
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