After years racing Formula Fords and various
sports racers throughout the US and Canada,
Chris founded Communication Dynamics Int’l, or CDI, in the early 1980s after attaining sponsorship for a Formula Super Vee development and race program.
CDI rapidly grew to include the following:
-Professional racer in IMSA-with many GTO class starts
and top ten finishes including the Daytona 24 Hours
-Private driver coach and test driver
-Chief Instructor-Bertil Roos Racing School
-Test Driver/Instructor-Goodyear Tire
-Chief Instructor-Mercedes-Benz On Track
-Jaguar Sales Training
CDI’s relationship with Jaguar grew as the company became a preferred marketing communications supplier, eventually achieving Tier One supplier status with Ford Motor Company, Jaguar’s then-parent.
After successfully selling CDI in 2002, both Janice and Chris have continued consulting to the industry through their new entity, Vintage AutoSport LLC. Since then, they've participated in the design, management and implementation of many driving, training and hospitality programs for clients such as Lexus, Jaguar, Honda, Acura, Audi, Hyundai, BMW, Ford and Goodyear.
Chris has also utilized his many years of experience in the collector car field as an Automotive Specialist consultant to Barrett-Jackson, the world's largest collector car auction company. A few of his recent responsibilities include:
-2013-2014 Jaguar Performance Academy-Program
-2013-2014 Jaguar ALIVE Driving Experience-Program
-2012 Jaguar Powertrains Tour-In Dealership Trainer
-2012 Lexus GS Dealer Launch-In Dealership Trainer
-2011-2012 Barrett-Jackson-Automotive Specialist
-2011 Toyota World Conference-Hot Laps Driver
-2010 Lexus ISF/LFA Performance Tour-Hot Laps Driver
-BMW Dealer Show-Precision Show Car Driver
-Honda FCX Clarity Dealer Training-Lead Facilitator
-Ford Fleet Training-Track Manager
-Lexus LS600h Product Launch-Dealer training
-Lexus RX400h Product Launch-Dealer training
-Lexus HS Hybrid Preview-Product representative
-Aspen Ideas Festival-Lexus representative & Driver
-Monterey Historics-Lexus ISF Hot Laps Driver
-Pop Tech Conference-Lexus representative & Driver
When he’s not working, Chris can most often be found exploring the countryside on his BMW motorcycle.
Chris explains the new suspension design of the Lexus GS to sales consultants.
"Energy and persistence conquer all things."
Go for a ride as Chris narrates his way around Laguna Seca in a new Lexus ISF.