No new members this past week.
Blue Ridge Region PCA Events
|No upcoming coming events for this organization.
BRR members enjoy the rainbow at Mayberry Drive-in in 2015
Funny and Fun
Are You Out There?
I am always trying to slip something by my audience. Back in the 11/22 Blog, I posted a story about driving my 1977 Porsche Carrera the previous week at VIR. I included the picture below of me coming out of the Oak Tree corner. No one commented on the picture. I am including it once again for your comments.
Cars and Coffee Supporting Toys for Tots at Charlottesville
It is that time of year when many organizations are sponsoring activities in support of the Toys for Tots program. David Hays sent me these pictures from the recent event up in Charlottesville. Some awesome cars.
David Hayes has a friend, Georgia who has a Porsche 356 that she purchased new in 1963. She still drives it! What a car!
High Performance Driving
Last week, I started a short series of High Performance Driving Techniques by Paradigm Shift Racing. http://www.paradigmshiftracing.com They have tons of material on the art of performance driving. I thought I might feature several of their teaching blocks for your reading pleasure.
- The Racing Line
- The Corner Exit Drag Race
- Car Setup Science
- Five Biggest Driving Technique Myths
- Trail Braking
- Racing Cockpit Optimization
- and more.
This week, I am focusing on “The Corner Exit Drag Race”. Hope you are enjoying this.
Imagine a drag race between two identical cars. A very unique drag race as shown in the illustration below. One car starts normally, but the other car showed up late so the race starts right as the driver enters their lane perpendicular to the start line. Which car would win? In this article, we’ll not only look at the answer, but learn how it can help us optimize our driving on a race track. We’ll get to that later, but first let’s play a game. Read More
Wanted and Offered
Dave Snow gave me this book about Stirling Moss. It was an excellent read. If you would like to borrow it, send me an email.
Porsche Gone Bad
Erwin Wurm’s “Convertible Fat Car (Porsche)” currently in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia (on loan from the Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels, Belgium.)
When parking goes wrong: Hotel valet drives Porsche under SUV – ABC13 Houston