Blog 10/3/22

Members

Membership

Welcome to our newest member, Bryan Allen from Salem, Virginia. Bryan drives a 2017 911 Carrera 4S.

Stories

Carolyn and I took a quick trip to Florida for a Grandson’s Birthday party last week and it confirmed the great decision to purchase a 981 and for it to be equipped with the PDK transmission.  The sport leather seats with heat and cool worked perfectly to keep us comfortable the whole trip although getting out after some of the longer stints was a sight for onlookers.  Three days and 1250 miles and we love our Boxster S.  The family loved the Boxster as it is the first time most of them had gotten to look at, drive or ride in it.  Our old 986 was sold two years ago, but we expect to have this one in the stable for a long time.

Kevin & Carolyn Worley

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Dec 4BRR-PCA Holiday Party & Annual MeetingVinton War MemorialMore Details

Cars and Coffee at The Green Goat – October 15

802 Wiley Drive SW Roanoke VA 24015

October 15 at 10:00 AM (That is 10:00, a half-hour later)

RSVP will be required by noon on Oct 12 RSVP to Gene Reed 

Social Chair Wanted

Our beloved Social Chair, Gene Reed is retiring after this season. This is an opportunity to join the leadership of the club in this critical and rewarding position. If you are interested, please contact Gene Reed. Gene promises to help you learn the ropes. 

Rally – Save the date – November 19

We have a rally in the making. Save this date. November 19. It will be a beautiful fall drive thru central Virginia!

Street Survival

As a reminder, Sunday, October 16, 2022 is the next Street Survival School at the Salem Civic Center. 

We have a meeting on October 12 at Sports Car Clinic for last minute adjustments.

For those who don’t know, the Sports Car Clinic is located at the following address:

3328 Peters Creek Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24109

Our numbers for coaches and volunteers has trended upwards but we still need your help,  We have some vacant positions still out there so please invite anyone you can to participate.

Annual Meeting/Holiday Event

Greetings Blue Ridge Region PCA members! I hope everyone is having a beautiful Fall Season.

Time is moving fast and before you know it, the winter season will be upon us.  So it’s a great time to start planning our Annual Meeting/Holiday Event!  To have a successful event we need some Volunteers to Chair and Organize our Annual Meeting/Holiday Event.  This does not need to be one person but hopefully a couple of volunteers, which makes the planning easier and a fun social activity itself.  

The earlier volunteers step-up and start the easier it will be to schedule and plan.  The volunteers will be responsible to secure a venue and a caterer or other food option, decide upon a date in November or December, and to establish the budget with Executive Board input.  The planning team will be supported by the Board and should feel free to engage other Region members too.

Please let me know if you will step-up and help drive a successful  event.

Thank you, Reid & the BRR-PCA Board

Historic Races at VIR

For those who have never attended, the SVRA historic races will be at VIR on October 8-10. It is a fun weekend. The pits are wide open and the driver/owners are more than willing to share their stories. Heacock Insurance is one of the sponsors of this event. They provide insurance for historic cars at their agreed value. You can contact them to get tickets at a considerable discount or buy them at the door at VIR.

Also anyone attending the Hagerty/SVRA event at VIR on October 8 that would like to drive down together, we’ll have a small group meeting up at the One Stop Mart at the intersection of Rte. 40 and 29 in Gretna leaving at 0800 hrs. This is not a PCA event just a chance to arrive and park together.  Contact Gene Reed if you are interested in joining.  Gene Reed 

Here is the registration information from Hagerty. Basically, you are entering your car into their car show. Any car will be accepted. In return, you get two passes, VIP Parking and more.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 The Hagerty Cars & Caffeine car
show at VIR is open to all Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Motorcycles
and Collectible Cars of interest. Each $50.00 Car Show
registration includes:

  • 2 Weekend passes to the Races – Touring laps on the Virginia
    International Raceway in your show car – VIP Parking – Full
    access to the race car paddock.
    September at “America’s Motorsports Resort” has long been a
    favorite weekend on SVRA’s calendar. The SVRA, Trans Am
    Series by Pirelli and International GT will be racing as a part of
    this VIR weekend. In addition, a separate group of first generation
    Mazda Miata competition cars will compete in the Miata Heritage
    Cup Series. Register here:

    Questions call Toni Strollo at 863-698-8620 or tc@svra.com

Racing

Laguna

No fancy transports or tents. Just raw muscle and determination.

The Spa

Pictured is something that you don’t see very often in todays endurance racing. JW Automotive Engineering Teammates Jo Siffert and Leo Kinnunen helping to change a tire on their Porsche 917 K on course during a practice session for the 1000km race at Spa. Practice makes perfect and although they did not have to use this new-found skill during the event, they did manage to take home the 1970 race trophy and the top step of the podium.

Pure Beauty

Hogan’s Corner

Zone 2 DE at VIR 2012.

Porsche Gone Bad

First

Second

Third

“Alright Dad, try it now!”

And Finally