Blog 12/18/2022

Getting ready for Christmas! Merry Christmas to all!

Members

Welcome to Jennifer James from Danville, Virginia. Jennifer drives a new 2023 Porsche Macan. Her husband is Justin James. Welcome to both Jennifer and Justin!

Welcome also to Danny Broom. Danny lives in Roanoke, VA and drives a  
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera.

And welcome to Michael Sobilo who lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Michael drives a 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.

Great month, three new members!

Treffen Georgia Mountains

Registration for Treffen Georgia Mountains at the Barnsley Resort will open on WED 4JAN23.  Treffens are very popular and this one is expected to sell out very quickly (less than 10 minutes is likely). The location is within a reasonable distance of where we live and the location promises some great driving roads. PCA has reserved the entire resort so everyone there will be a club member!  All of the details are on the Treffen North America website. The most important message is to have a gameplan of what you want to sign up for and be on-line when registration opens.

Parade Phase 1 Registration

Parade Phase 1 Registration will open up on WED 1FEB23.  Phase 1 gets you registered for Parade and to reserve a room.  Since Parade is in Palm Springs, CA next year, I expect participation from Zone 2 will be reduced – but the decision time is coming soon!

Tech Tactics East

Tech Tactics East is back post-Covid and will be in Easton PA on SUN 19FEB23.  Registration will open on WED 18JAN23.

Werks Amelia Island

Werks Amelia Island is 4MAR23 and in coordination with the Amelia Island Concours.  This is a great event within reasonable reach of our members.  Registration opened on 14DEC23 and will likely sell out. 

BRR makes the News!

Blue Ridge Region PCA is featured in the December edition of Panorama.  Take a look at the top of page 114.  Keep an eye out for announcements as rumors have it that at least one Tire Rack Street Survival School for teen drivers is being considered for 2023.  Running a successful school takes a lot of volunteers and there are opportunities regardless of skills.   

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 ‘n Coffee

Our new chair, Ed Clowser is on top of things!

A Cars N Coffee is planned for January21,2023 at Famous Anthony’s, Williamson Rd, Roanoke Virginia starting at 9:30am.  New for 2023 registration (free) is being done through Motorsportreg in the same manner for all region events.

Our friend, Mick Michelsen, sends a Merry Christmas Greeting in the form of a German Christmas ad. Enjoy!

Invitation from Delaware Region

(I get these emails from Zoe from time to time. They are a hoot!

Hello sinners, it’s Zoé your Mistress of Pain, …. wait one, “wrong email list?”  ah okay.”

ahem…

Hello Track Fans,

It’s your favorite/most hated/who? Track Registrar with an important announcement.

Once again the Powers to Be have brought me back to impart *important information* to you. I was watching the Twitter Disaster reality show, but it will be there when I get back.

The Delaware region of the Porsche Club will be holding our 15th edition of Thunder Again  Driver’s Education event at New Jersey Motorsports Club. Mark these dates on your calendar:

Friday October 6th – Advance solo drivers
Saturday and Sunday October 7th and 8th – open to all

Registration will open, fittingly, on April 1st.

The first 50 registrations will receive their own Velociraptor*, a 1 year subscription to Bite Me!, the Journal of Home Raptor Care, and a first aid kit including 2 tourniquets.

This is a special weekend as it will be the last Thunderbolt track day for 2023 if not forever. NJMP is closing the track to do some work. I think they may be building tank traps so if you go off in the Octopus, you’re done for the weekend. Of they could be turning the track into a Llama farm. I’m not quite sure, I was looking at my phone at the meeting. Whatever, I’m sure it will be a bit spicy.

And pricing? It should be somewhere between Free and $1000/day. I really should pay more attention at these meetings, but “Twitter Reality Show!”

And since Sebastian Vettel is out of a job, we invited him to be a guest instructor. We haven’t heard back yet. Fingers crossed!

So here are your instructions: On April 1st, pull out your credit card and head to http://msreg.com/DelPCA2023 and sign up. I won’t accept no for an answer. We have sold out every year for the last 6 or 7. My inbox is full in September with the cries and lamentations of the souls who were too late.

http://msreg.com/DelPCA2023

— Zoé
Princess of Pain  Delaware Registrar

* void where prohibited, supplies are limited, must sign waiver, not responsible for any injuries

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Hogan’s Corner

Porsche Gone Bad

First (and) Last

Just say got it! Don’t ruin it!