Blue Ridge Region PCA gathering

Author: Pete Kauffman

Blog 5/15/2022

Membership New Members No new members this week. Stories For those of you who ventured out this past Saturday for the Cars N Coffee, we had a terrific time. Shawsville is located just north of Christiansburg at the base of the mountain. A neat little town that was bypassed when I-81 was built but readily accessible along Route 11. Perhaps 30 people attended and enjoyed a delightful breakfast at Hale’s Restaurant. Following breakfast, many of us traveled over to Duncan Imports, a dealer of exotic and bizarre autos, located in Christiansburg. Bizarre is an understatement. I have never seen so…

Blog 5/8/2022

Membership Welcome to David Kirk. David drives a 2018 Macan and lives in Princeton, WV, Also, welcome to Doug Henderson. Doug has transferred from Hawaii and now resides in Forest, VA. He brings his 1966 Porsche 912. Events Cars ‘n Coffee Sat, May 14, 2022 A Cars N’ Coffee event for Blue Ridge Region PCA members only on May 14, 2022 beginning at 9:30 AM at Hale’s Restaraunt in Shawsville, VA.  For those inclined we are invited to tour Duncan Imports, a dealer of exotic and bizarre autos (neayby), after the Cars N’ Coffee.  Capacity is limited and the primary must be…

Blog 5/2/2022

Membership New Members No new members this week. Member Stories I lost a friend this past week, as we all do from time to time. George James, ,who recently moved to Smith Mountain Lake from Northern Virginia. George was just 67. George leaves behind his wife, Suzanne Pender and two sons, Patrick and Kevin. George was a long time PCA member and Club Racer. I spend many fun weekends with him on and off the track. George and Sue were just settling in and refurbishing their new home on the lake. You would have had the chance to meet him,…

Blog 4/24/2020

Membership New Members I thought it might be nice to welcome again our new members over the past four months. David Grigg who lives in Bedford, Virginia. David drives a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Charles Burton of Lynchburg, VA. He drives a 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S. James and Robin Hottel from Catawba, Virginia.  They are driving a 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4S. Kevin Hughes who lives in Penhook, Virginia. Keven has a Porsche: 2017 911 Carrera 4S. Zetao Meng from Blacksburg, Virginia who drives a Porsche 2015 911 GT3. Kimbel Hunter from Salem who brings a 2021 Cayman…

Blog 4/18/2022

Members No new members this month. Chance Meeting Several of our members planned to meet at the Sounds of the Mountains last week. To their surprise, they ran into two other members of the club. Four Porsche guys enjoying cultural diversity and the Lost Art of Storytelling. Jim Wallace, Reid Kuder, Marc Wilson and Jim Laub! Activities Gary Bell Annual Rally April 30th Registration is now open! We have driven in two previous rally’s. They are loads of fun. A chance to see some of our beautiful state on back roads. I guarantee you will enjoy it! Registration will close…

Blog – 4/11/2022

Members Welcome to David Grigg who lives in Bedford, Virginia. David drives a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Comments Thank you David Tuck for your comments on last weeks edition. We try to make it fun! Activities April Cars n Coffee Well, for those of you who did not attend the Cars n Coffee yesterday, you missed a real treat. The Green Goat was fabulous. Amazing food and very reasonable price. Great turnout! The Green Goat (in an environmentally friendly hybrid switching locomotive) is proud to make Wasena Station its home. Originally a rail-yard freight depot, & then home…

Blog – 4/4/2022

Membership New Members Welcome to Charles Burton of Lynchburg, VA. He drives a 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Member Stories From Arthur Silvers Hi Pete I was just enjoying your recent Blue Ridge Blog with photos from the Zone 2 races. My expectation is there are a lot of BRPCA Porsche owners who dream of either racing on track or, more likely since the race driving is so intimidating, just want to see what their Porsche can do on track. First Settlers PCA has a 3 day HPDE driving school coming up April 29- May 1 at VIR. Great group…

Blog – 3/28/2022

Membership One new member this week. Please welcome James and Robin Hottel from Catawba, Virginia.  They are driving a 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4S. Member Stories These pictures were taken on the weekend of July 11-12,1970 about 3 months after George Gorman bought his first Porsche, a basic 1970 914/4.  As he recalled, the 6-hour was run on Saturday and the Can-Am on Sunday (may have been the other way around).   First photo is of the 914-6 driven by Ralph Meaney and Stephen Behr in the 6-hour. Wiki says it was last of the cars still running at the…

Blog – 3/21/2022

Members New Members No new members this week. Member Showcase Donna and Charlie Aird’s Boxsters! Chris Schneider’s 2011 Cayman S! The Snowman and his 914-6! Activities Cars and Coffee We had a great turnout for Cars and Coffee this past Saturday. More than 20 people showed up. The actual count is confidential. However, you can try to estimate from the pictures. Amelia Island From David Cundiff: “I attended my second Amelia Island Concours last weekend – which is a must do( at least once) trip for an automobile or Porsche enthusiast.  There is something for everyone, from important racing legends…

Blog – 3/14/2022

Members No new members this week. Activities Cars and Coffee Our next Cars and Coffee is at the Old Oak Café here in Westlake. THAT IS NEXT SATURDAY! Cars n’ Coffee #2 – Mar. 19 2022, 0930 Hrs. Old Oak Cafe 410 Scruggs Rd. Moneta VA 24121 RSVP by Noon on Wed. Mar. 16 RSVP will be to Gene Reed:  Social Cars n’ Coffee #3 – April 9, 2022 Alert 1000 Hrs. (ie 10AM, not 9:30AM!) The Green Goat 802 Wiley Dr SE Roanoke VA 24015 RSVP by Noon on April 6. RSVP will be to Gene Reed: Social They’re opening a…