Blog 11/14/2022

Membership

New Members

New Members

Welcome to Baron Becker from Lynchburg, Virginia. He drives a 1999 Porsche Boxster.

Old Oak Cars and Coffee

We had a great turnout at our November Cars and Coffee, a total of 23 attendees. The rain finally stopped and members came from afar!

This was Gene Reed’s final event as Chair of Cars and Coffee and the group gave him a round of applause for his fine work.

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

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

Cars and Coffee

A new leader has stepped up for C&C. Ed Clowser has agreed to take the reins. He has asked for someone to assist him. If you are interested, send Ed a note:

Rally – Sign Up NOW

Rally – Save the date – November 19

It’s a great time of year for our fall 2022 Rally!  This is a fun driving event that is suitable for all kinds of vehicles!  This event can be a great drive for families too!  

The starting point will be across the street from Cave Spring Middle School on Route 221, Cave Spring, VA.  The route is approximately 71 miles taking approximately 90 minutes to complete.  The route will go up Bent Mountain, down though Allegheny Springs, through Bradshaw and Mason’s Cove, ending at Parkway Brewing in Salem on Kessler Mill Road.  

Driver meeting at 10:30 with first car out at 10:45.  It will be a “gimmick” rally with a question component and time component.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers based on driving time based on posted speed limits and score on best of quiz questions.

 http://msreg.com/brrpca-rally1122.

NOTE: I was sitting with David Hay at the Cars N’ Coffee. He was telling me about an event he planned for another club and the attendance was very low. He spent hours and hours of work in preparation.

The same thing is true for our Rally. Tim Wallace has spent countless of hours in preparation for this event. And he had an earlier one postponed.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE ACTIVITIES, YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT THEM.

Sign up now. Come have a good time. It is about the people!

Holiday Party

The Blue Ridge Region PCA Holiday Party is taking place on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Vinton War Memorial in Vinton, VA,

So far 50 of your BRR-PCA friends have signed up!  The cost is $35 per person for early-bird registration, which is valid through November 6th.  Register now before costs increase!  The club is subsidizing the venue and caterer fee to minimize the attendee fee.

Don’t miss out on a great event or the awesome discount!  

Silent Auction

We are considering a Silent Auction at the Holiday Party. This is subject to getting some quality donations for the event. If you have something to donate, please contact Beth Heinzelman by November 28th.

Charity Laps at VIR

Several people expressed interest at the Cars N’ Coffee in the Charity Laps at VIR. Here is the link: Click Here.

Porsche Activities

Porsche 996 GT3 Drift

Crank the volume up! Video

Happy Birthday Peugeot Sport!

More music for your ears! Video

A little Pain for your Eyes

The destroyed Briggs Cunningham owned Porsche 906 parked in some of the warehouse garages here at Sebring after it’s accident during the 1966 12 Hour race.

The car was entered by Otto Zipper and was driven by Don Wester and Scooter Patrick, during the race they were running in 4th place behind the N.A.R.T Ferrari 365P2/3 of Mario Andretti and Pedro Rodriguez in which had spun in the hands of Andretti infront of the Porsche 906 of Don Wester near the Webster turn.

Wester noticed the spinning Ferrari and lifted to slow a little then he made passed the Ferrari but it unfortunately struck the Porsches left quarter pannel then Wester spun and went off track he was surrounded by the cloud of dust while spinning the reason he didn’t realize that he ran over four people during that high speed off track.

Don Wester survived the accident leaving him with a broken ankle and lacerations on his lower right leg and felt terrible at the same time for accidentally killing those four people.

Photo by: Jack Brady.

F1 Headed to Vegas in 2023

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Lunaz Jaguar

I know this is not Porsche but my friend sent me this link to Lunaz Jaguar. They are pretty cool!

Hogan’s Corner

2010 Classics on the Green

Porsche Gone Bad

Dreams begin at any age!