Marvin Waters, President
Marvin Waters is Co-Founder and President of the Sandhills Motoring Festival. He is a North Carolina native; New Bern is his hometown and NC State his Alma Mater. Marvin inherited his love of all things automotive from his Father who drove Corvettes and Harley Davidson’s his entire life. Marvin joined the Porsche Club of America in 1995 while living in Jupiter FL and never looked back, he has driven many Porsche’s on the racetrack over the years, including a 1975 911 Carrera and currently tracks a Boxster ClubSport.
Marvin is a 25-year member of the PGA of America but has always been involved in the car hobby. He has written for many automotive magazines, newsletters and websites including: RM Sotheby’s award-winning SHIFT magazine, Hagerty magazine and flatsixes.com. Marvin is currently Director of Sales and Marketing for The Wilson Collection in Jupiter FL as well as owner of automotive services company SWIFTMOTORING LLC. Over the years Marvin has maintained membership in many automobile clubs including the prestigious Oglethorpe Driving Club in Savannah, GA and is also a Judge at the Porsche Werks Reunion on Amelia Island each March.
Marvin enjoys anything and everything automotive and hopes you enjoy the Sandhills Motoring Festival as much as he and his team enjoy sourcing automobiles and hosting the event in the beautiful Village of Pinehurst.
Chris Smith, Director of IT & Operations
Chris is a long time resident of Pinehurst, NC and a life long automotive enthusiast. He is the Vice President of the Triangle Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America and a member in good standing of the Porsche Club of America. His prize 1989 560SL has won the Mercedes-Benz Silver Star Award for Presentation, first place in Hegarty Youth Judging 2018, Best in Class at SMF 2019, and was featured in the September 2018 edition of Popular Mechanics. His other prize possession, a 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T was also featured in Popular Mechanics in the October 2019 edition.
His love of cars and all things Pinehurst has come together in his participation with the SMF Team. With his extensive background in Business Operations and Information Technology, his role as Director is a perfect fit. In his spare time, he owns and operates an Information Technology conglomerate based in Pinehurst, NC.
John MacIntyre, Registrar
John previously served as vice president of the Niagra, NY Miata Club as well as serving as VP of the Sandhills Chapter of the Automobile Club of America where he was responsible for running and or organizing several of the annual club shows. John has taken over “40” first, second or third place awards in several states over the last 28 years. He is the proud owner of a custom classic 1991 miata that he has owned since brand new and has invested in many after market additions including a chromed engine and much more.
Marvin Jennings, Show Field Director
Marty Barrett, PCA Liaison
Marty is the Director of the Sandhills Area Porsche Club of America. In addition to managing SMF, he also manages Sommerfest for PCA. Marty is a Chief Driving Instructor Carolinas PCA & TurnOneMotorsports (retired), as well as a High Performance Driving Coach.