Worker Highlight – Gary Pitts

March 7th, 2018 by James Chartres

How did you get started with SCCA?

In 1963, I did what they said to do on the back page of Road and Track; phone SCCA HQ in Connecticut (I believe) and ask where is your Region. It was in Montgomery, Alabama (I was in Auburn, AL) and I got in touch with the Regional Executive (Can’t remember his name but I can see his face). I went to their monthly meeting, they got two people to endorse me, and I was in. I found that you couldn’t race until you were 21 but you could work so I became Chief Tech Inspector after one event as Tech inspector. Started racing when I was 21 in 1966.

My Abarth Zagato racer on my parents back slab

What is your current position?

SCCA Steward, Board member of SCCA Enterprises.

What do you I like about the SCCA?

It’s fun and I know all the people and I just have a great time at events.

Why do you like volunteering?

I started because I was too young to race. Flagging and Scrutineering were as close to the action as I could get. Then I began to pull wrenches on friends’ race cars, then I built my own race car and started racing. Now I just like the people.

Chief Steward at the 1995 Monterey Historics

What does your role involve?

Mostly having fun. Some management, as I have held many “management” offices. (Regional Executive San Francisco Region 7 years in 2 terms, Business manager NNJR-SCCA, National SCCA Chairman of Board of Directors (BoD), interim President of SCCA, Treasurer of SCCA and a lot of other stuff.)

What don’t people know about what you do?

I’ll never tell!

October 1972 in “The Bog” at Watkins Glenn

Thank You!

Gary thank you for your dedication, support and participation in the club over these many years! Want to get involved in SCCA? Volunteer today or sign up to Autocross or Road Race.

3 Responses to “Worker Highlight – Gary Pitts”

March 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm, michael lewis said:

the bog in 72??!! lucky bastard!!


March 21, 2018 at 10:39 pm, James Carrawaw said:

Gary understands what’s up in so many areas; not just cars but how about physics, chemistry, law, not to mention the rise and fall of Western civilization, and barbecue to mention a few


January 24, 2020 at 7:54 pm, sam hartstein said:

my alfa needs an oil change!
went to say hello.
can not find any way to communicate with you.

sam hartstein ny


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