Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 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.
Home Town: Red Bluff, California
College: Monterey Peninsula College
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Nicky Hayden
Favorite Sport Activities: Trail running
First time you know you liked racing: At age 8 my Dad built me an electric go-cart I’ve been fascinated with cars, motorcycles and racing every since.
Favorite Book: Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon
Favorite Movie: Office space
Hobbies: Running, travel, riding motorcycles, SCRAMP
Something no one knows about you: I’m an open book!
Bio: First race was in 1966; became Assistant Director in 1998 and joined the Board of Directors in 2004; in 2007 was appointed the track archivist.
Personal Career: Joined the fire service as a Firefighter – 1984 Cachagua (Calif.) Fire Protection District, Volunteer Fire Dept – promoted to Captain in 1996; promoted to Department Training Officer in 1998. Currently department Captain/Training Officer
Bio: Graduated from the School of Optometry at Berkeley (Calif.) and been in private practice in Salinas (Calif.) since 1984.
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
College: University of California Berekely
Favorite Racing Series: I have always enjoyed Open Wheel racing especially on a road course. Most racing on road courses.
Favorite Racer: Bobby Unser Sr.
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When I was a young child and would watch races on TV with my dad.
Favorite movie: Bullit
Favorite music: Rock & Roll, Jazz
Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Approximately 550 vehicles are accepted to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.
The 2013 featured marque has long been considered America’s sports car, the celebrated Chevrolet Corvette, which celebrates its 60th anniversary.
August 16-18, 2013
Advance purchase general admission starts at $50 (Friday) and three-day passes are $130 and includes a complimentary souvenir magazine. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages range from $200-$495.
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP Parking: $75. Gates open at 7 a.m.
A one hour feature on the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will air on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday October 13 at 2 p.m. PT and then again on Thursday October 17 at 9 a.m. PT.