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FROM THE PRESIDENT
As the days have become longer and colder, it means less chances for driving our Porsches on our great mountain roads. Most of us find ourselves more concerned with activities that don’t include our cars. I have spent this last month, as your new region president, getting organized and figuring out my role. I want to thank Denise Jordan, our Past President, and congratulate her in the new role as the Zone 9 Representative. Even in that new role, Denise is continuing her service to the club as the social chair.
While getting organized, AMR held it first board meeting of the year last Wednesday evening, January 27. Normally, it is on a Tuesday, but mother nature decided to give us some much needed moisture and not so needed cold, so we decided to delay the meeting a day for everyone’s safety. Meeting minutes should be approved and posted to our website soon. We are still working on details for the year’s event calendar and we should have everything set in stone by the middle of February… at least as firm as it can be, given our continued restrictions due to the pandemic.
For the calendar, we have some “tentative” DE and AX related dates as follows. We are also considering another AX possibly earlier in the year. More details to come on that.
Events – Dates
HPDE 101 – March 6 (may be a virtual event)
La Junta Raceway HPDE – April 17-18 (Tentative)
Pueblo Motorsports Park HPDE – May 22-23 (Tentative)
Autocross @ PPIR – August 7 (Tentative)
Pueblo Motorsports Park HPDE – August 28-29 (Tentative)
La Junta Raceway HPDE – October 2-3
Due to the need for lead/follow instruction for novice (non-solo) drivers and potential event net cost losses, the board decided to move the April DE from PPIR to La Junta. We need to confirm the date. With luck, PPIR will be back next year when in-car instruction can resume. Additionally, the track management at Pueblo is still in negotiations with the city, so the track is not taking reservations yet, so those dates are also tentative.
All of this upheaval means we still have a number of unknowns right now, but we are hopeful we can pull things off as scheduled. Speaking of unknowns, there are still committee positions that need your assistance as a volunteer. Descriptions of those volunteer opportunities can be found on our website at https://amrporsche.com/home/volunteers. Please get in touch with me or any 2021 Board member to express interest in any of these volunteer positions.
We have a great group of volunteers serving on the board and the various committees. We are excited to serve you and make the club the best place to enjoy your Porsche cars!!
AMR Region President
by Rich Sanders – Zone 9 Rep
A final message from Rich and an announcement for your next Zone Rep. Read More
AMR hosted an autocross at PPIR on the 8th and then a 45th Anniversary Picnic on the 9th at Bear Creek Park. Both events have great turnouts for this busy August weekend. Read More
We are excited to have eleven driving tours planned for 2021. Many of this year’s tours will double as dry runs in preparation for the 2022 Treffen at the Broadmoor event. We are also bringing back the popular multi-day Heritage Fire and Fall Mystery tours, along with the new Telluride Cars & Colors tour. AMR is lucky in that there is an abundant of interesting and great scenic roads in Colorado so there is almost no repeated tour from 2020.
May 15: Cripple Creek Tour
May 23: Mountain Roads Tour
June 13: Red Rocks Tour
June 26: Fossil Beds Tour
July 10: Pikes Peak Hill Climb Tour
July 25: Royal Gorge Tour
July 30-August 1: Heritage Fire/Snowmass Tour
August 14: Bishop’s Castle Tour
August 28: Rampart Range Off-road Tour
September 11-12: Fall Mystery Tour
September 24-26: Telluride Cars & Colors Tour
Rest assured that we will follow all health and safety guidelines as in 2020. Please come join us.
2021 EVENTS GUIDE
The AMR 2021 Events Guide has been published. Due to fluctuating nature of AMR events, we are only providing a digital copy online. You can download and print your own copy by clicking on the image on the left (this PDF file is set up for two-sided printing if you have a duplexer on your printer). This Event Guide will be updated periodically; especially when we begin hosting social events again. (posted 24 Feb)
Although we had to cancel our December holiday party, AMR carried on with our traditional Christmas toy drive for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. And with the hardship many are facing this year, we also combined it with a food drive for Care & Share.
Despite a sunny afternoon on December 13th it was only 25 degrees at the collection point; that didn’t stop the 14 members who braved the cold to donate/collect for these good causes. In all, we collected $750 for Care & Share and a good number of toys for the Salvation Army. Big thanks to Barb Tracey for organizing this event and all the generous members who made this possible; your donations benefited many local area families. (posted 30 Dec)
…LOW DRAG: La Junta HPDE
The “Porsches & Propellers” HPDE on October 3-4 at La Junta Raceway was our only HPDE of the year. Jackie Vance and Michael Onstad were event chairs; it was a nice fall weekend and we had a good turnout. More details to follow. Click here for photos from the event. (updated 31 Oct)
This webpage is dedicated to providing information and activities for AMR’s western region (west of 106 degrees longitude). Read More
A BIG WELCOME to our new/transferred members David Bell, Jim Kane, William McCammon, Jason Nixon, and Louis Yoo of Colorado Springs. We look forward to seeing you at our social, tour and/or track events. (updated 31 Jan)
PCA TREFFEN at the BROADMOOR is coming to Colorado Springs in Spring 2022. See TCS2022 for more info. (posted 22 Jun)
AMR currently need volunteers for the following positions:
– Advertising Chair
– Control Committee Chair
– Technical Chair
– Website Committee Chair
– Web Developer (WordPress)
– Web Content Writer
– HPDE Starter
– HPDE Support
Please see the Volunteers webpage for more information. (updated 31 Oct)
by Alex Ching
My first encounter with Porsche’s first all electric vehicle and I’m a convert. By the way, it’s not really a turbo but it sure performs like one. Read More
The December Board of Directors meeting minutes have been posted. Read More
The PCA 2021 Region Procedures Manual is now available on the Documents and Forms webpage under the References tab.
Porsches and Pancakes is on hold until we can find a venue to fit everyone or when restriction eases. (updated 31 Aug).
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