Blog 1/30/2023

Membership

Well, no new members to report this week.

The real reason is that I am in Florida, enjoying the sun! Hope it is warm back home, but, whatever! Just wanted to make sure you are kept informed of the upcoming activities.

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Apr 20BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee - RoanokeThe Green GoatRegister
May 8BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
May 19BRR-PCA TRSS Volunteer Registration Salem Civic CenterRegister
Jun 12BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Jul 10BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Aug 14BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Sep 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Oct 9BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Nov 13BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Dec 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister

Cars and Coffee

The next Cars and Coffee is at the Green Goat at 9:30AM on February 11th. The Green Goat is located at:

802 Wiley Dr SW,
Roanoke, VA 24015

(540) 904-6091
greengoat2015@brradmin

It will be followed by the Annual Planning Meeting.

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

Porsche Tops Field in the 5th Roar in the Wet

With rain starting more than an hour before the beginning of the two hour final test session of the Roar Before the 24, the only one run in full darkness, less than half the 61 entries ventured onto the track. Nick Tandy, in the No. 6 Porsche Penske Motorsports 963, posted to the top time late in the session, a 1m46.359s lap, about 11s slower than fast times set in the other sessions. His co-driver, Mathieu Jaminet had held the fast time until that point, when Tandy went a hundredth faster. Click here for more.

Acura beats Porsche to pole for 2023 Daytona 24 Hours


The IMSA SportsCar Championship’s new GTP era has begun with a thrilling battle between Acura and Porsche being resolved in the favour of Tom Blomqvist’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura.

The race starts at 1:40PM on January 28th. That is TODAY!

Glory Days of Racing

Spa Summer Classic

Hogan’s Corner

Who eats doughnuts before eating brunch? Several Blue Ridge members do.

Porsche Gone Bad

First

This car has everything, Email and Bacon!

Second

Our History!

Finally

I found the Whatchamacallit!