MICHAEL COTSWORTH VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATE STATEMENT

When Andrew Jordan approached me about running for Vice President with him, I was impressed by his motivation to focus the Club on benefitting its members first and foremost. As a longtime member of various Automotive clubs and organizations, I have seen the need for clubs to periodically“course-correct” their priorities, emphasis, and direction.

I have been an automotive enthusiast, car collector, Vintage Racer, and Auto Journalist for more than 40 years. I have served on the Board of Directors for numerous Car Clubs, in capacities including President, Event Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. Organizations on whose Board I have served include Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing (RMVR), Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG), Ferrari Owners Club, and the Candy Store Automotive Collection. I am currently President of the Board for the South Metro Fire District Safety Foundation, Secretary of Praying Hands Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center, and Treasurer for Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. I am also a Driving Instructor with South Metro Safety Foundation, teaching teen and adult crash avoidance classes; as well as a High Performance and racing Instructor with BMWCCA, RMVR, CECA, CSRG, Ferrari Club of America, and Shelby Club of America.

One of the great rewards of being involved with these organizations for many years are the many friends and acquaintances I have made throughout the country; men and women from different walks of life, with different occupations, focusing their passion on different marques, but all enthusiastic, friendly, and welcoming “car people”. These people are the members who are the essence of any car club.

I have continuously owned and driven a BMW as my daily driver since 1977, when the handling and brakes of a 318i I rented in Europe saved my life. Interesting models I have owned include a grey market M635CSi, an E36 M3, an E46 M3, and both Z3 and Z4 M Roadsters. My daughter and I co-own an E30 M3 race car.

I have been a small business owner for nearly 40 years, including a Real Estate Investment and Development firm, an Independent Auto dealership with two locations, and a nationwide Auto Consulting business with more than 200 Affiliates. I understand the economic realities of operating a profitable and sustainable business.

My background, experience, and extensive automotive involvement position me well to serve in the capacity as Vice President for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of BMWCCA. I look forward to contributing positively to the management of the Club. Please consider giving Andrew and I your Vote.

Thank you.

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