BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Doug’s love for cars and all things motorized began at birth, and he’s been tinkering, tweaking, tricking out and driving cars all over the country ever since. Currently a Land Rover owner of a KTM 990 Adventure, Doug Landin is a New York native but has lived in Vail for 35 years – making him essentially a local (it takes that long). He taught skiing for 22 years and has been a real estate broker with Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate since 1995. He currently serves as Chairman for the Vail Board of Realtors and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vail Automotive Classic.
Gene Bygd – Board of Directors
Gene has always had an interest in cars. He has restored two Mustangs, (65 Hardtop, and a 66 Hardtop); four Corvettes, (70 Coupe, 71 Convertible, 64 Convertible/Hardtop and a 1958 Convertible/Hardtop. He has been a member of North Central Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society, (“NCRS”), since 1988 and was President of that organization for 3 years. He Co-chaired the National NCRS event in St. Paul, MN in 1996. He is currently a member of r the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NCRS, and the Summit County Cars and Coffee and Vail Cars and Coffee. He currently owns a 1958 Corvette Convertible/Hardtop and a 2008 Corvette Convertible. He lives in Silverthorne, with his wife Fraser Buchanan.
One of the less outspoken but very productive members of the Board, Rich loves to travel and is the quintessential outdoorsman. Vail provides the perfect landscape for his love of four-wheeling, and he often takes his Range Rover out to the back country to camp. While his wife drives a fuel efficient Prius, he also has a Honda Shadow cruiser and a KTM EXC 450 dirt bike. He started dirt biking as a kid and quickly developed an affinity for anything with a motor and wheels. Rich has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally and hopes someday to own a 1969 Camero Convertible RS/SS. Anyone selling??
Mark is a lifelong auto enthusiast. Preferring performance oriented cars, his favorite entertainment is his Mazda MX-5 Miata GT. He enjoys taking “spirited” drives around the region. He is the founder of a large Miata Club in New York. Mark relocated from the northeast in 2016 and makes Vail his year-round home. Mark is a recovering former corporate exec and Realtor®. He is a lifelong volunteer who has led fundraising campaigns for not-for-profit organizations including public radio. community service, arts and public safety organizations. He enjoys giving back to the community. A skier since the age of 5, he was naturally drawn to the Vail Valley.