Blue Ridge Region

Author: Pete Kauffman

Blog 10/24/2021

Members 40th Anniversary Party Well, the 40th Anniversary Party has come and gone. Kuddos to the organizers, who worked hard and long to create this event, especially given the pandemic. It was a redounding success, attended by 100 members and guests. Dave Hogan wrote a great story, Activities Swannanoa Tour Registration is now OPEN! Register NOW! This beautiful late fall tour is heading to Swannanoa, which is an Italian Renaissance Revival villa built in 1912 above Rockfish Gap on the border of northern Nelson County and Augusta County, Virginia and  sits high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains at Afton. Upon arrival take in the sites of the building, its gardens and…

Blog 10/17/2021

Members If you recently joined Blue Ridge Region and are so inclined, please send me a picture of your car so I can post it in the Blog. Activities Swannanoa Tour – Sunday, November 14 Registration is now OPEN! Register NOW! This beautiful late fall tour is heading to Swannanoa, which is an Italian Renaissance Revival villa built in 1912 above Rockfish Gap on the border of northern Nelson County and Augusta County, Virginia and  sits high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains at Afton. Upon arrival take in the sites of the building, its gardens and the views. Then be sure to join our grop as we tour inside Swannanoa to…

Blog 10/11/2021

Message to Our New Members I moved down to this region about ten years ago. Previously, I was a member of the Potomac Region, which encompasses the MD/DC/NVA area. It is one of the largest regions in the country, with over 2500 members, compared to our region with fewer than 300 members. At one of the first events I attended up there was a speaker, Fred Phelps. Fred welcomed us to the club and ended his talk with the statement: “Its all about the people!” And if you go to the PCA.org website you will see that it is still…

Blog 10/4/2021

Members We have had a slew of new members this past year. I just pulled together this list from our monthly roster. You are the new blood of our club. We welcome you again and hope you will get involved. The first year is the most important. If you get involved, you will remain a member. This club is unique in that so many of the original founding members are still involved today, perhaps a higher percentage than any region in the country. Please try to come to our 40th Anniversary Celebration. It is about our old timers, but it…

Blog 9/20/2021 AND 9/27/2021

Members Welcome to Charles and Donna Aird. The Aird’s have a 2004 Boxster S. They live in Daleville, Virginia. Welcome to Matt Miller from Forest, VA. Matt has a 2013 Boxster. Welcome to Joseph and Damain Ellis from Marion, VA. They have a 1997 Boxster. A Word from our Leader What Makes A Great Club It’s the diverse members that make a great club!  Participating in events, contributing ideas, socializing with other members and supporting our charitable activities are all things that make our club thrive.  Our members have varied interests from social events such as Cars N’ Coffee to track…

Blog 9/13/2021

Members Welcome to Kenneth Fore from Lynchburg. Ken has a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Activities BRR-PCA 40th Anniversary – Registration is open for our 40th Anniversary Celebration!  Early birds get the best deal through September 25th.  See the Information page or the REGISTRATION  site for info and to sign up. Covid Precautions – All attendees are required to wear masks while indoors except when seated and are strongly encouraged to do so while outside.  We will have an ample supply of masks on hand for all.   Also, food service workers will be masked at all times and our caterer follows strict procedures. The…

Blog – 9/6/21

Members No new members this week. Activities BRR-PCA 40th Anniversary Celebration Registration opens Monday, September 6 at 10:00am for our 40th Anniversary Celebration, which is taking place at the Vinton War Memorial on October 17, 2021 beginning at 4:00pm.  Full details and registration are on our Motorsportreg Page.  Register by September 25th to get the early bird deal!  Charter Members will be sent a discount code in recognition of their VIP status.  Please email specialevent@brr-pca.org with any questions or if you cannot use Motorsportreg. Register here! Cars & Coffee – September 25 RSVP Gents Our CarsnCoffee for September will be held on Saturday September 25 2021…

Blog – 8/30/2021

Members We have some new members in our region. Tim Martin and his wife Margaretanne from Rustburg, VA. They drive a 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Welcome to you both. Member Stories Cars & Coffee – Lynchburg Apparently, there were more than a few members up at the Lynchburg C&C this past week because I saw this picture up on Facebook. Cars & Ice Cream – Smith Mountain Lake This past Sunday at 4PM, there was a Cars & Ice Cream at SML. After a morning golf game, I dragged myself over there to see what was happening. Well, the…

Blog – 8/23/21

Members Welcome to Alvin Johnston of Roanoke, VA. Alvin has a 2020 911 Carrera 4S. Heard from Gary Templeton this past Friday. He reports that he is back home and enjoying his favorite chair! He had bypass surgery but should be back with everyone in about 12 weeks. Give him a call or send him a note. Member Stories David Chatntoo sent me some pictures coupled with an interesting story. David has this beautiful 356 coupe. He did not share his history of his ownership but apparently along the way met an artist named Volker Nisch. Volker produced an interesting…

Blog – 8/16/21

Members Welcome to Philip Schall of Radford, VA. Philip has a 2012 911 Carrera! Well wishes for a speedy recovery for Gary Templeton after his recent surgery! Also, best wishes to Kenny Wingfield on his recovery after his accident on his Harley. And of course, a shout out to Dick Hatch, now at the Harmony Collection at 4414 Pleasant Ridge Road. Stop by and say hello! Found this on Facebook. – Today, Laura Hogan (right) won a gas gift card at Cars & Coffee Lynchburg. The winning ticket was drawn by her great nephew, Landon. Activities Festival of the Wheel…