Timothy McGrane is a lifelong automotive enthusiast with an extensive background in event management, fundraising, and sponsorship acquisition. He has been involved with classic car auctions for 30 years, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance through various associations for 25 years, and most recently served as Executive Director of Blackhawk Automotive Museum since 2013.
Bio: Started life as a teacher in England, then moved to the US doing event planning in Portland, Ore. Launched Campbell Productions & PR LLC in 1994 to produce and promote both Motorsports and beer festivals.
Bio: I got into Motorsports after being in the hotel industry for many years; my last position was as a Catering Conference Planning Manager.
Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
Favorite Racing Series: All of them, there is something about each of the series that runs with us that I enjoy.
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey, and Scott Pruett
Favorite Sport Activities: Rollerblading, Mountain Biking, Skiing,
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: three months after getting the job at the track, standing at the start…what a rush!
Bio: Dubbed the “Stick & Ball Guy” by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO Gill Campbell, Steve spent his first 10 years after college in the baseball industry with the San Francisco Giants organization where he honed his skills and talents in sports marketing, corporate sponsorships, and strategic business marketing practices.
In 2000 was hired by MGO Marketing Group in Lafayette, Calif. to help manage the opening of three new AAA minor-league baseball stadiums in Sacramento and Fresno, Calif., and Albuquerque, NM.
Bio: 1980 – 1989: Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands), Jersey, Channel Islands, UK; foreign exchange and precious metals dealer
1989 – 2000: National Hot Rod Association, Glendora, Calif.; writer/photographer National DRAGSTER, Director of International Relations, Director of Field Marketing
2000 – 2007: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.: Vice President of Marketing
Hometown: Nottingham, England
College: Nottingham, England
Favorite Racing Series: sprint car racing
Favorite Racer: Gary Page
Favorite Sport Activities: Soccer, fencing
Toepke joined SCRAMP in October 2009 from RWB Marketing & Communications where he was VP of new business, and corporate and product communications at Mitsubishi Motors North America. Prior to RWB, he was director of communications at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which was formerly a longtime client of his at his own agency, VL Communications Group. As president of VL, Toepke oversaw such clients as Automobili Lamborghini USA, Bonhams & Butterfields, and American Cancer Society, among many others.
Bio: Grew up and went to school in Pacific Grove and enjoyed attending events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as a young man. I worked for the Santa Clara County Parks department before moving to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Pacific Grove, CA
Favorite Racing Series: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Favorite Racer: Mario Andretti
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: In 1974 I was selling tee shirts for Young Life at the track and I knew I was hooked.
Favorite Book: It is hard to pick just one.
Bio: I worked in the banking industry for 10 years, and taught an adult education class on Banking Careers. I then decided to take a break for 15 years and raise my family. In 2000 I returned to work in the ticket department at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Marina, Calif.
College: Monterey Peninsula College, University California Santa Cruz.
Favorite Sport Activities: Walking
Favorite movie: Phenomenon, Lonesome Dove
Favorite music: Pop, Country, Christian
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, painting, crafts.
Bio: Grew up around drag racing as the son of supercharger manufacturer and Funny Car driver Mert Littlefield. At age 11, started a newsletter that covered drag racing at West Coast events. Spent 11.5 years at the National Hot Rod Association covering events for National Dragster and NHRA.com. Began working for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as Public Relations Manager in 2017.
Bio: Accounting / Business; I really thought that I wanted to be an accountant.
Hometown: Denver, Col.
College: Community College of Denver, and Chabot College
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP; CART, also known as Champ Car-IRL, I love the open wheel cars
Favorite Racer: Bubba Shobert, Wayne Rainey, Mario Andretti
Favorite Sport Activities: Waterskiing
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: My older sisters had boyfriends that raced Midget cars; the sound and the smell never left me.
Favorite Book: Too many to list.
Bio: Joined the Laguna Seca Team in September of 2017 as the Sales Coordinator and in February of 2018 was promoted to Sales Manager. Formerly the Sales Growth Leader and Director of Operations at National Dentex Corporation Ideal Laboratories – the largest Dental Laboratory in New Mexico. Prior to that, he was the Branch Sales Manager at iMarketing, an integrated marketing service company specializing in services for not for profit, political and association sectors.
Bio: Previously worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years.
Hometown: Marina, Calif.
College: Currently attending Monterey Peninsula College.
Favorite Racing Series: American Le Mans Series.
Favorite Racer: I don’t have one.
Favorite Sport Activities: I enjoy watching football and baseball.
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When I started working at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Favorite Book: Any book written by James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell.
Favorite movie: Sleepers, Top Gun, The Notebook, gotta love those chic flicks!
Bio: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay in 2017 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Communication Design.
Hometown: San Gabriel, Calif.
College: California State University, Monterey Bay
Bio: Joined the Laguna Seca Team in February 2018 as Sales Coordinator. Formerly Guest Services Supervisor and Internship Supervisor for Washington State University Athletics and Instructor for WSU’s Sport Management program. Also worked with organizations such as the Trufant Family Foundation and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.
Hometown: Monterey, California
College: B.A. and M.A. in Sport Management, Washington State University
Originally from sunny Santa Monica, California, I came to Monterey in 2009 to attend California State University Monterey Bay (and to stay by the beach) where I earned my degree in Japanese Language & Culture. After graduating in 2013 I moved home, but it only took about a month for me to decide that Monterey is where I want to be!
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