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– Membership Corner: New Members (posted 02 Feb)
– From the President (posted 02 Feb)
– P-Articles: The “Junction” of Safe and Fast (posted 27 Oct)
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A Day at HPDE – by T.J. Vehdheer
Article Published here
Happy New Year from your new AMR President
Hello and Happy New Year AMR!
I am honored to be your new AMR board President, and excited about the many events being offered in 2023.
Definition of a Champion: Robert Prilika
There are many ways to identify a champion. Numerous victories are obvious ones, but the sign of true character is the racer who gives back to the community where he enjoyed his success.
That champion is Robert Prilika. “I may have apprehension before a race. but once I climb into the car, I am very calm” Page 32 – Susan Eastman
In Loving Memory – Mary Jane Hopkinson
Sad to report that Mary Jane Hopkinson, a member for decades, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 31; she was 74. Moving to Colorado in the mid-1970s, she met her life partner Dr. Richard “Doc” Porter, an Alamosa anesthesiologist who raced an early 911. Mary Jane joined right in, and her smile regularly brightened PCA driving events, Parades, and SCCA races. After Richard passed away in 2010, she moved to Tucson and became interested in Arizona history, desert archeology, and RV travel. We’ll miss her!
NEXT BOARD MEETING: The September 2023 Board meeting will be held September 26 at The Wine Gallery, 5903 Delmonico Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Dinner at 5:30, Meeting at 6:00. (updated 30 August).
If you would like an AMR name tag/badge, please click on the link by the membership chair on the AMRPorsche.com website.
Navigate to the About AMR: Year AMR Board of Directors and Advisors: Advisor section: Membership Chair.
- Click on Membership chair wording.
- Complete form.
- To: Membership Chair.
- Subject: Name Tag.
- Comment or Message: Name (s) for the tags and mailing address to be mailed to once complete.
The Membership Chair will then email you with next steps such as where to mail the Check for $10 per tag/badge. Please make the check payable to AMR Porsche Club.
SNELL HELMET UPDATES: Effective January 1, 2022, all DE drivers must have helmets with Snell certification of either SA2015 or SA2020. (posted 09 Mar)
RECARO “Profi SPG XL” RACING SEATS UPDATE: The Driver Education Committee has been made aware of an immediate recall of Recaro “Profi SPG XL” racing seats which were produced from 2017 to 2022 due to failure issues. We ask that you forward this message to all drivers in your DE programs and post to your social media platforms. To enroll on Recaro’s list for replacement seats, please go to the following link. The letter which Recaro sent to the purchasers of these units is here. We are not requiring the Tech Inspection teams to monitor for these seats as it is up to the individual drivers to make a decision how to proceed with Recaro’s recall notification. We do, however, want to issue a warning based on Recaro’s recall and make our DE drivers aware of the situation. (posted 11 Jun)
PCA COVID-19 UPDATE: As states and provinces have eased their restrictions, PCA’s first priority remains the health and safety of our members, volunteers, sponsors and employees. Please continue to follow all local guidelines and restrictions. The intent of the Communicable Disease Waiver (CDW) was to allow us to get back to events as quickly as practical in a responsible manner.
PCA is pleased to announce, effective Thursday, July 1, 2021, PCA no longer requires the use of the CDW. Of course, all other appropriate waivers are still needed (updated 01 Aug)
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