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 website you will see that it is still very much a part of the mantra of the organization.

But, Blue Ridge Region has something else that you probably won’t find in the Potomac Region or for that matter, probably seldom anywhere. And that is family. By family, I don’t mean your kids, or grandkids. By family, I mean you. People care about one another here. Look at the list of Charter Members below and Past Presidents, and consider the lists that are not shown below, of Club Secretaries, or Treasurers, or Membership Chairs, or Historians, or Event Organizers, or just those folks who want to get away from the day to day and just go out with their cars and have fun. They are our family. You are our family. I can say that in my ten years here, I have met more people, and enjoyed more friendships than I ever did in my over 25 years in PCA. And I have witnessed more acts of friendship than my lifetime prior to moving here. Maybe it is just this part of the country. Maybe its the people!

You have joined this club. Great decision. Now make one more. Get involved. Attend an activity. Come to the monthly meetings. Have pizza and beer. Make a friend. You will not regret it!

It’s the People!

And if you are free this weekend, take a chance. Come to the 40th Anniversary Dinner. Join me and my bride at our table. I look forward to meeting new people! Or perhaps I will see you at the next Cars and Coffee.

Charter Members

Let’s celebrate our Charter Members today, the day after our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

  • John Ferguson
  • George A. Gasparian
  • Leonard D. Hatch, Jr.
  • Jack W. Hobbs
  • Sharon Stanley
  • John Kuykendall
  • Keith W. Martin
  • William E. Reefe
  • Charles J. Schleupner

Past Presidents

Also, let’s celebrate our leadership.

  • Dave Shrader     1980   
  • John Ferguson    1981            
  • Bill Halbert        1982   
  • Dave Snow        1983
  • Maury Hamill    1984
  • Dave Snow         1985
  • Dick Hatch         1986
  • Sue Hamill         1987
  • Kenley Smith      1988
  • Kenley Smith      1989
  • George Levicki   1990
  • Alec Rhudy         1991
  • Jim Michaels      1992
  • Mickey Dowling 1993
  • Earl Hutson        1994
  • Jim Pappas         1995
  • Jim Pappas         1996
  • Don Stefl            1997
  • Don Stefl            1998
  • Manuel Sowers   1999
  • Manuel Sowers   2000
  • Gary Bell            2001
  • Gary Bell            2002
  • Gary Bell            2003
  • Dick Hatch         2004
  • Dick Hatch         2005
  • Ed Clowser         2006
  • Ed Clowser         2007
  • Jerry Hampton   2008
  • Jerry Hampton   2009
  • Jerry Hampton   2010
  • Gary Templeton 2011
  • Gary Templeton 2012
  • Dan DeHart       2013
  • Dan DeHart       2014
  • Pete Kauffman   2015
  • Debbie Repass   2016
  • Debbie Repass   2017
  • Debbie Repass   2018
  • Marc Wilson      2019
  • Marc Wilson      2020
  • Reid Kuder         2021


Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

Jul 10BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister
Aug 14BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Sep 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister
Oct 9BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister
Nov 13BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Dec 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister

Swannanoa Tour – Sunday, November 14

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 see its imported stones and get a glimpse into the lifestyle of its day..

The tentative agenda is:

  • 9:00 Meet at the Montvale Library
  • 9:30 Depart on the tour
  • 12:00 Lunch at Edelweiss German Restaurant in Staunton, VA
  • 1:00 Depart for Swannanoa
  • 3:00 Group tour within Swannanoa
  • 5:00 Tour ends

Registration has not yet opened but bookmark this date.

Hogan’s Corner

MOMO Porsche mows the grass during the 2013ALMS race at VIR.

Porsche Gone Bad

Munsters’ Coffin Car Drag-u-la For Sale!

It could be yours for only ??? Take a look at the video for a laugh from the past. Fast forward to 9:00 for the action.

http://Munsters’ Coffin Car Drag-u-la

911 Music and Dancing on a Hillclimb

Click HERE for some 911 Music and Dancing. BE SURE TO TURN ON YOUR SOUND