It all started with Rich Moskalik and his wife Kathy Kellogg, owners of a boutique car dealership called Euro Imports. When David Stone, GM at Euro Imports, saw a few racing Porsches come into their shop to have poorly completed work from other shops fixed, he noticed a hole in the market and started a conversation with Rich.
The very first race KMM competed in was the IMSA Firestone Firehawk race at Road Atlanta in 1989. They won! It was enough encouragement to lead the KMM group into the future and establish themselves as a successful, often dominant force, in any series of racing they chose to participate in. Over 30 years later, the same can still be said.
It was a complete shake up and for the better. 1992 was a stellar season, winning 8 of 10 races that year and finishing second in the other two. KMM would have won nine of those races except for a mistake by David that he has never forgotten. He let an infraction by the other team at a Sebring race go, due to a friendship involved with that team. Friends are friends, but on the track it’s a different story. Lesson learned.
By the time 1993 was rolling around, Porsche AG and PMNA had taken notice of the KMM group. In the previous couple of seasons, Porsche had given some sporadic help in ways of parts and technology to KMM, however this year would be another step up. Porsche wanted KMM to be sort of a back up to the older more established Brumos Racing team of Jacksonville, Florida, who would be running Hans Stuck and Hurley Haywood in a pair of 911 Turbo’s. With such a great year in 1992 for KMM and driver Nick Ham, Porsche supplied two 911 Turbo’s to KMM. What could go wrong? Well, that too is another story. It was the worst year in KMM history. We crashed out of 8 of 10 races that year and crashed on the way to those two in testing. We can only smile about it today, but it was nothing to smile about at the time.
What a great year. Fortunately, Porsche did not hold the 1993 SuperCar season against us, and to this day 1994 was the last fully supported Porsche Factory deal a team has had the benefit of. Porsche supplied two 911 Turbo’s and all the special parts you could ask for, not to mention an undisclosed, but substantial amount of cash. It was not going to be an easy year. All the factories had special teams there, Corvette, Nissan, BMW, etc. At the same time, Brumos was going to be running two Porsches in the IMSA Series. The concept was for our cars and the Brumos cars to match in every way possible for interchangeability in time of crisis.
1995 led to big changes for KMM. The Porsche factory was gearing up for the new Porsche AG operated GT1 Program so that meant no more factory funding or support for independent teams. KMM took pride in being chosen by Porsche to handle the logistics for the Factory Porsche AG teams GT1 racing in 1997 for Sebring and Laguna Seca. This was also time to take the business up a notch. Fortunately , several years of success, coverage by the automotive press,, and the advent of Porsche Club racing led to the new concept of “Arrive and Drive” racing.
Kelly-Moss pioneered the concept for amateur racers with the resources to own Porsche cars for the track, but not the time, expertise or inclination to maintain or modify them. Now, they could sign up for a full service, red carpet driving experience and also experience all the famous tracks around the US. They could bring their families, do side trips to wine country in California, shop and enjoy nights of fun in Vegas, enjoy the sun and beaches in Florida, and have private track days with famous race car drivers as their personal coaches. From food catering to every other detail, Kelly-Moss provided the works.
Now in an 80,000 square foot facility in Madison complete with in house engine shop, carbon fiber area, interior & graphics department, along with our large custom project and racing divisions. Home to over 100 working Porsche projects, with 135 team members and 34 National championships under the belt, the company is under the ownership of husband and wife team Andy Kilcoyne (engineer & designer) and Victoria Thomas (vision, culture & finance).