ghornor3 - Gurdon Hornor

Tell us about the cars you love to drive

I currently have two, although after talking to Jeremy and Burt, my guess is that by the fall I will have a fairly low budget and durable dedicated track car for AMP. I currently have a 1972 DeTomas Pantera, fairly close to stock with just over 30,000 miles. I purchased it in Southern California and had it shipped out here in December. I also have been driving BMW’s for the last 5 or so years, all prepared by Ron Trochelman of Performing Imports in Roswell with DInan modifications. I have a full 2007 BMW M6, Dinan S3. This car has everything in the Dinan catalog that the prior owner had installed, including a V10 stroker motor pushing well north of 600hp.

Have you ever been trained to drive?

I don’t have much driving experience, although I’ve always been crazy for cars. I spent a lot of time at Lime Rock in the 80’s as a fan. I took a 2 day High Performance class at RoadAtlanta in 2010 and am going to Sebring in early March for a 3 day class in the Formula Skip Barber. So, I’m a novice.

What do you do for a living?

I’m currently not working, on sabbatical I say. I have a strong sales and marketing background in entrepreneurial areas and non-profit enterprises. 

Where do you live?

I reside in Canton, GA, near the Milton line.

How do you use your membership? Business? Pleasure?

I would use this membership for pleasure at this time. 

What do you like most about AMP

I joined the club because this is something I have wanted to do my whole life and I’m fortunate now that I have the financial resources to do so. I believe that this club will be an enormous success, so it was an easy decision to buy now during the construction phase. I plan to be in this area for the rest of my life, and to enjoy many, many days of fun and camaraderie up there! 

What was it about AMP that made you want to join?

I like the concept of AMP because it is within a 45 minute drive of my house, and I can learn to drive a world class course on my schedule and at my speed. I have a busy weekend schedule with my wife and children, so doing track events around the Southeast through Chin and other organizations doesn’t fit my schedule. As well, it is hard to make friends doing things a weekend here and there. As a member of AMP I will get to meet and know other members, to learn more about driving/racing, preparing cars and such 

Anything you would like to say to other potential members?

Nothing really to add to other members or to say, just really looking to make some friends in the car world, to learn to drive well and maybe do some road trips now and then as well.