Blog 1/21/2023

Membership

Welcome to Igor Erceg from Roanoke, VA. He drives a beautiful 2014 911 Turbo. I had the pleasure of meeting Igor and his two young boys at our Cars & Coffee yesterday.

Also, welcome David Johnson, III. David lives in Lewisburg, VA and drives a 2021 Porsche Macan.

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Feb 8BRR-PCA Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Feb 11BRR-PCA Annual Planning MeetingThe Green GoatRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Mar 8BRR-PCA Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details

Cars and Coffee

We had our first Cars and Coffee under the management of our new Chairman, Ed Clowser. Although it was cold, we had good attendance, over 20 people. Famous Anthony’s put out a great spread. We had three new members, Sean Lynch, who is looking for a Cayman, Lee Armbuster who is looking for a 997 series 2 911 and Igor Erceg, who has a 911 Turbo.

Spring Street Survival on the Schedule

We are planning to schedule a Street Survival School this spring. It looks like April 16, 2023, is our best date available with the Salem Civic Center. That is a week after Easter. There are other possibilities in the fall, and we may entertain that as well, but I think we all agree that Spring potentially offers better weather and more daylight!

Put this date on your schedule. We will need volunteers, in car instructors and a registration crew.

Annual Planning Meeting

All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited and encouraged to attend our Annual Planning Meeting on Saturday February 11, 2023 from 9:30am to 12:00pm.  In addition to great food and socializing with other club members this event is where you can help us decide the types and number of events that we will conduct in 2023.  All members’ ideas for social, driving, charity events are more are welcome and needed.  Attendees are also encouraged to let us know which events they are interested in attending.  So … come on out and help drive the direction and map our travels through 2023!

We need to plan now so we are positioned to have events this year!  

Come have fun and help make this a great year!

Motorsports

Roar Before the 24, Rolex 24 Hours: Schedules, how to watch, etc

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Roar Before the 24, and the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

All you need to know ahead of the 2023 season-opening action for the IMSA.

This year, IMSA reverts to the traditional form of class-by-class qualifying as featured at other rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, rather than the sprint race we’ve seen at the Daytona road course for the last two years.

The first two days of practice at The Roar, which features a total of five practice sessions, will not be broadcast, although the VP SportsCar Challenge can be watched on both IMSA.TV and on Peacock. IMSA.TV will then broadcast qualifying live on Sunday afternoon at 1.20pm ET.

Practice for the Rolex 24 starts on Thursday, January 26th, with four further practice sessions – the last on Friday evening is for GTP class only – but none of these will be broadcast.Read Also:

#52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07: Ben Keating, Paul-Loup Chatin, Alex Quinn, Nicolas Lapierre

#52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07: Ben Keating, Paul-Loup Chatin, Alex Quinn, Nicolas Lapierre

When is the Roar Before the 24?
Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22

When is qualifying for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona?
Sunday, January 22 at 1.25pm ET

How can I watch qualifying for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona?
IMSA TV, with coverage beginning at 1.20pm ET.

How can I watch the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona?
Peacock will broadcast all 24 hours
IMSA TV will broadcast all 24 hours
Saturday, 1.30-2.30pm – NBC
Saturday, 2.30-8.00pm – USA network
Saturday, 10.00-11.59pm – USA network
Sunday, 6.00am-12.00pm – USA network
Sunday, 12.00-2.00pm – NBC

Click here for Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona entry list

917 The Legend

1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D

This rare 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D is said to be a two-owner example that retains its numbers-matching drivetrain. It went for $298,000. Click here for more pictures.

Need for Speed

Shifter Carts – Click Here

Hogan’s Corner

Donna tries out a Cayman R at Parade 2011.

Porsche Gone Bad

First

What is that little green strap hanging down below Ed Clowser’s 944 Turbo?

Second

Very creative 356!

Finally

Day Dreaming!