Former Chrysler group executive Jim Julow takes over as president of the Sports Car Club of America in March.
When he retired from Chrysler in December 2002, Julow was the company's group vice president for motor sports and specialty vehicles. He was general manager of Dodge from May 1998 until June 2002.
"Given my broad background in the automotive industry, and more recently, consulting in high-tech growth marketing, I feel that there is a lot that I can bring to SCCA," Julow, 52, said in a prepared statement. "My goal is to turbocharge SCCA. It already has a great image and excellent program. I want to work to take everything to the next level."
Julow will move from Michigan to Kansas, where the 60,000-member motor sports organization has its headquarters.
While Julow headed Dodge, the current motor sports program was born, the SCCA said in a statement. Additionally, the Street Race Technology (SRT) program was conceived, and Julow oversaw the launch of the Viper SRT-10 convertible and Neon SRT-4, the organization said.
After leaving the Chrysler group, Julow became a partner and senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Swat Team, a consulting firm specializing in the high-tech industry.
Founded in 1944, the SCCA annually sanctions more than 2,000 events. Notable events and series for the club include the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs, the Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals and ProSolo Championship, and the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships.
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