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Welcome to the website of the Blue Ridge Region of the Porsche Club of America (BRR-PCA), chartered in 1980, and now one of 141 PCA Regions across the country. We have about 160 members; only about 0.2 percent of the 63,000 PCA members nationwide. Our geographical center is around Roanoke, but our area extends south to the North Carolina line, into West Virginia, east to the city of Lynchburg, and north to the Shenandoah Region of PCA around Staunton and Waynesboro.

All of our members own Porsches, of course, but we participate in the Club because we like to drive them, keep them up, learn about them, talk about them, and promote them. In other words, about the only other people who can stand to be around us for very long are other Porsche owners who feel the same way. Actually, it's not all about the cars; we seem to do as much eating and socializing as we do driving and talking cars.

Popular annual events include our planning brunch in January, a St. Patrick's party, the Star City Motor Madness and Cruise, a Mexican Potluck, a lake social, the Tudor races at VIR, and our holiday party and charity auction. We schedule at least one event per month. You can click on Calendar on our Home page to see what else we have in store for this year. If you're a history buff, you can read about our earliest years below.

In January of 1980 a group of Porsche enthusiasts in the Roanoke area met at Rose Porsche Audi to discuss forming a region. Dave Shrader was elected President, and current members Caryl and Dick Hatch were chosen as Secretary and Historian respectively. BRR averaged gaining one new member every two and a half days for the first 90 days, and the first issue of the newsletter listed all 43 members. Charter members who are still current members include John and Iva Ferguson, Dick and Caryl Hatch, Sharon Stanley, Keith Martin, and William Reefe.

On June 27, 1980, National PCA Secretary Norm Martin presented our region charter at a dinner at Hidden Valley Country Club. Jack Simmons was appointed chair of the Seal Committee, and the region adopted the design submitted by Claudia Snow for our letterhead and patch.

Elected officers for 1981 were President; John Ferguson, Vice president; Dick Hatch, Secretary; Frieda Sluder, Treasurer; Charlie Schleupner, Editor; Caryl Hatch, Activities; Dave Snow, Membership; Keith and Trish Rowe, and Social; Donna and Jack Simmons. The first by-laws for the region were drafted by Dave Shrader, Charlie Schleupner, Caryl Hatch, and Barney Rosalia.

In 1980-81 the region held several picnics, including one at the Peaks of Otter, a tour and overnighter at Virginia Beach, several rally schools and low key rally events, a wine and cheese party, dinners at La Maison and the Lynchburg Hilton, a dance at the Southampton Community Center, and a Corvette-Porsche Challenge Autocross.

Our Supporters

The Sportscar Clinic

West Salem Collision Center

Euro-Speciality

Precision Motion Motorsports

Brogan Insurance Agency

Porsche of Charlottesville

Kustom Film & Tint