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FROM THE PRESIDENT
I hope everyone is staying safe and warm after the wet and snowy March that we just experienced. I am not complaining, we really needed the moisture. And as our spring is still trying to decide when to show up there is still a lot happening with the club.
You have probably heard the following PCA mantra … It’s not just the cars, it’s the people! And speaking of people; I would like to start this month’s update with an urgent need for your assistance. The COVID pandemic interrupted AMR’s hosting of Treffen at the Broadmoor Spring 2020. As some of you may know, Treffen at the Broadmoor was rescheduled for Spring 2022 and AMR is again hosting. We are currently looking for a replacement tour leader for one of the Treffen tours in 2022. Most of the work is already done if you want to step in and help us out. We will dry-run the tours this year and need to fill this tour leader position as soon as possible. Please get in touch with me, Arnie Easterly, or any 2021 board member to express interest in helping us show the many Treffen visitors our beautiful mountain roads.
Our first event of the year was the High-Performance Driver Education (HPDE) 101 seminar on March 6 hosted by Robert Baumgartner. This year it was a virtual event with approximately 27 participants. On March 27, AMR held additional Lead-Follow training at La Junta. We now have 12 instructors trained and ready to help novices make the most of their HPDE participation until we can restart in-car instruction. I wanted to thank the volunteers from the training including Chris Lennon (lead trainer), Robert Yen (event CDI), Kathleen Lennon (track control), and Robin Dillon (event logistics) for making the training a success. If the HPDE 101 seminar piqued your interest of our driver education program make sure that you sign-up for the Spring Brake 2021 HPDE event at La Junta Raceway on April 17-18. There is still time to register at MotorsportsReg.
There is also a lot happening behind the scenes this time of year to ensure we can execute on the years’ events. For instance, Arnie Easterly is coordinating tour logistics and Robert Baumgartner is confirming our HPDE dates and arranging rental contracts. These last two Sundays key board members virtually attended the annual Zone 9 President’s Meeting. Todd Benz, PCA Secretary, and Past President Caren Cooper presented the PCA 2021 Strategic Plan and Risk Management Plan on the first weekend. The highlights included PCA expanding its services to the membership and emphasizing safety best practices during our club events. On the second Sunday, many Zone 9 region presidents and vice-presidents discussed challenges that each of the regions face and discussed ways to solve and meet those challenges.
Finally, for those attending Parade this year I will remind you that the Parade phase 2 registration opens on April 7. We will all soon be able to gather for more club events. See you soon!
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 its first membership social of 2021 at La Casa Fiesta Restaurant in Monument. 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 22: 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)
We will be supporting the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region for May and June. Specifically, we will need donations for CASA’s “The Hanger” store where foster teens can shop for donated clothing and accessories free of charge. Watch for the May membership social advertisement for details. (posted 30 Apr)
…LOW DRAG: AMR “Spring Brake” HPDE Recap
AMR’s first HPDE was held on April 17-18 at La Junta Raceway. It was typical Colorado spring wet weather with about 32 members showed up on Saturday to drive around the track. The 20 members who stuck around for Sunday’s drive were rewarded with much better weather and track condition. The “Lead-Follow” instruction format was a success as many novice/beginner drivers finally got the chance to drive on the track for the first time since 2019. A big thank you to Event Chair Jackie Vance, Chief Driving Instructor Robert Yen, and all the volunteers who made this event happen; Big Mission Automotive and Creative Consortium also provided refreshments and snacks. (updated 30 Apr)
This webpage is dedicated to providing information and activities for AMR’s western region (west of 106 degrees longitude). Next up is the Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors. Read More
A BIG WELCOME to our new/transferred members William Cantor, Lucas Farnham, Nancy Fragoyannis, Bertrand & Chris Liang, and Luis Vega of Colorado Springs. We look forward to seeing you at our social, tour and/or track events. (updated 30 Apr)
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
– Membership 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 30 Apr)
by Alex Ching
We are all familiar with the term “buyers beware”, but a new scam is now targeting sellers and has hit home with AMR when someone tried to scam me by posing as a buyer for my item on Alpine Mart. Read More
March 2021 Board Minutes – The March Board of Directors meeting minutes have been posted. Read More
PCA 2021 Region Procedures Manual – is now available on the Documents and Forms webpage under the References tab.
AMR Year End Financials –
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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