We lost one of our own

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WhuGmiT
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We lost one of our own

#1 Post by WhuGmiT » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:42 pm

Got some very sad news last weekend.
Carl Switzer died last week.

I met Carl, and his brother Matt, through the GGR Autocross program.
In fact, back in 2009 they are the ones that encouraged me to become the GGR AX Chairman for the 2010-11 seasons. I have been working on the timing and scoring for the club ever since. Carl decided to get more into track driving after 2009 but would still make an appearance at our AX events every so often. Last time I saw Carl was last summer when he showed up to a GGR AX in his GT3. He looked like he was having a great time and told me he planned to come out and AX with us more often.
I'll miss Carl.

I plan on showing my support for Matt and the rest of the family by attending the memorial and gathering this weekend in Pleasanton. I will drive my Porsche, in honor of Carl.

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Carl Switzer 1972 - 2017

Memorial:
Saturday, 23Sept2017, 11am-12pm
Graham-Hitch Mortuary 4167 First St. Pleasanton, CA 94566

Gathering of family and friends
Saturday, 23Sept2017, 12pm - 3pm
The McIntyre's residence
2649 Ingrid Ct. Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Re: We lost one of our own

#2 Post by mikey » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:10 pm

I remember meeting Carl when he and Matt were chairing for GGR. Their commitment and drive was infectious and I volunteered to take the least desirable jobs for a couple of years mainly due to their leadership and encouragement. I autocrossed with Carl on a number of occasions at different venues and each time we had the opportunity to sit for a meal together, talk about life and it's challenges. It has been some time since I have seen Carl but he is definitely in my heart. I miss him too.
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Re: We lost one of our own

#3 Post by grant » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Thanks Joe. Carl will be missed.

We lost a couple axcrosseres this year. Jerry Mouton, e type Jag owner who drove his vintage jag in C Street across nor cal passed this month as well. Great guy
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