Blog 5/23/2022


New Members

No new members this week.


The Spring Thing 2022 

This past weekend, the Smoky Mountain PCA held its 46th Spring Thing. This has become an East Tennessee tradition. They were at the beautiful Carnegie Hotel/Millennium Center in Johnson City, TN.  Activities included:

      Saturday – Concours d’elegance/Drive Tour or Gimmick Rally/Awards Banquet

      Sunday – Autocross at Bristol Motor Speedway


The Concours was held Saturday morning from 9:00-11:00 AM in the parking garage, on the roof on a beautiful sunny day. The trophies were awarded at the Awards Banquet.

A Concours is a competitive car show to award recognition to the owners of automobiles that are best prepared and presented. There are many classes, but we break them down into three main groups: 

“Street” (also called “Wash and Shine”): This involves the judging of the car’s interior and exterior only (no engine, trunk, or undercarriage). Originality is not a consideration, only cleanliness. “Street” is the class for those interested in showing their cars with some preparation, but not HOURS of meticulous cleaning. 

“Touring Group One”: This judging category takes into consideration the interior, exterior, engine, and storage compartments. The judges look for cleanliness, quality of preparation, lack of damage, and presentation. 

“Touring Group Two”: This judging category takes into consideration the interior, exterior, and storage compartments, and applies to newer Porsches where the engine is not readily accessible.

Our David Hayes showed his beautiful Porsche 356 coupe.

And the winner for Touring Class was ………………………………..David Hayes!

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Audrain Automobile Museum

Newport, RI.


Glory Days of Racing

Steward Lewis Evans unloading his Cooper 500 F3 from atop his Landy at the Crystal Palace Circuit, South London in 1953!

Brands Hatch 1956 Formula 3

Hogan’s Corner

In memory of The Roanoker Restaurant from our 2016 visit. FYI, it is closing!

Porsche Gone Bad


Now that is a Police Car!


And Last

One More

Ferry Porsche, in front of the factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen next to the 1000th car Porsche 356.