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SVMC M2 Turner Motorsports Article

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I love it when my SVMC M2 project gains any level of notice. While I have done this project for myself it is always nice to have your work appreciated. Back in November 2018 Turner Motorsports reached out to me about doing an article on the M2 for their newsletter. Turner is a great company so I was more than eager to help out. A lot has changed on the M2 since that article but I wanted to share the article link nonetheless. Here is a link to the article.

SVMC showing support for FemPowered

As you can read from SVMC’s vision below I created this club with the idea that motor enthusiasts should simply get together and not get hung up on gender, age, brands, or specific events.

SVMC is a free to join social club for men and women drivers and riders that simply want to get out there and experience the road and track. We are a motor club that welcomes all enthusiasts, racers, and collectors alike to get together and talk, drive, ride, and race.
— SVMC's Vision

I am happy to say that SVMC has a handful of women members which I am very proud of, but at the same time surprised there are not more. While I understand motorsports might attract more men than women in general, I have seen plenty of women at various car and bike events. That leads me to think that there is interest from women but there must also be barriers.

FemPowered is a new organization that is focused on breaking those barriers to create a welcoming environment for women to express their inner motor head. The founders of FemPowered (Nancy, Erika, and Rhoda) have just begun the journey to help women get more connected around motorsports and SVMC is happy to support their effort. I hope to do more things with FemPowered over the coming years because what they are doing should be supported by all of us.

Here is more about FemPowered:

FemPowered was born out of a wish.  A group of women who each were involved in motorsports in their own way but wished there was a community to meet others like them.  So over mimosas one summer day, FemPowered was born.

Our goal is to create the women’s motorsport community that we were looking for.  A place for all women, from the diehard weekend track warrior to the casually interested fledgling.  A place to meet others like them, to learn from others, and most importantly, a place where we belong and are not alone.

Each of us realized how lucky we were to have either grown up around motorsports or had the support structure in place to start our journey.  But many women are not so lucky. For these women, FemPowered will be there for them. We will guide them, support them, and show them the path.  And when they are ready to make their own path, we will still be there.

Winter Break - See You In The Spring

Club members, just a reminder that the club takes a small winter break between Dec and April. We have found that the weather (most years) is too inconsistent and frankly…..I want to ski and snowboard on the weekends. During this break get all those car projects done so that come April you can hit the track or our cars and coffee and show off all your hard work. Once we have our spring dates lined up we will post the event details on our club calendar. See you in April.

Winston, club member 0001

Beta Website Up and Running

I wanted to announce that after some technical issues I got the beta website for the Silicon Valley Motor Club up and running.  Some of you saw a test post yesterday and many have already signed up for the motor club which is great.  Sounds like there is interest for this club.  If you have not done so already go the Join page and sign up for the email list so you can stay updated on club news.  I will be posting to the website and the club Facebook page which is still being built out.

If anyone wants to help with website content (blog / pictures), website design using SquareSpace, graph design for more logos sizes and some merchandise design, or anything else you can think of.....shoot me an email at winston@siliconvalleymotorclub.com.

~Winston

So It Begins

There are many great car events (and clubs) out there, but none really had what I was looking for. I wanted a club of mixed cars and bikes, as well as drivers, that simply wanted to get out there and experience the road on their terms.  So after thinking about it for months I decided it was time to put all this together and create a motor club (not a car club or a bike club, but a motor club) that welcomes enthusiasts, racers, and collectors alike to get together and talk, drive, ride, and race.

The hope is that we can get together at local car and coffee events, the occasional bar, concourses, race events, and track days.  Because the goal of this club is to cut across cars and bikes and marquees and events, this club will tap into other organization events.  If you are interested in joining head over to the Join page and see how you can stay connected and informed.

Winston