Blog 3/13/2023


No new members this week.

Old/New Member

I had the occasion to sit next to Harry Ridenour at the Open Board meeting this past week. Harry and Carolyn moved down here to Brandon Oaks from Gaithersburg, Md a short time ago. Harry has been a member of PCA since August 1969, which is some 53 years ago. Interesting, Dick and Caryl Hatch joined one month before Harry and Carolyn. That gives us four of the oldest members in the club! Like Dick, Harry has retained his original Porsche, in his case, a 1967 911 Targa along with an assortment of older cars. Harry has been active in rallies and car shows. While he is keeping his dual membership with Potomac (as did I), he is full time now in Roanoke and a great addition to the club!


Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

Mar 22BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee/Lunch - LynchburgThe Neighbors PlaceMore Details
Apr 12BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister now on
Apr 15BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee - SMLOld Oak CafeRegister now on
May 10BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDMore Details
Jun 14BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details
Jul 12BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details
Aug 9BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDMore Details
Sep 13BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details
Oct 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details
Nov 8BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDMore Details
Dec 13BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details

Cars and Coffee

We had a good turnout at the C&C at Blue Ridge Bagels this past Saturday. Our photographer, Dave Hogan was having a great time as well.

Our photographer, Dave Hogan was having a great time as well.

Just a heads up, April C/C is 15th at Old Oak Cafe at SML.

Open Board Meeting

On March 8, we had an Open Board Meeting at Shaker’s Restaurant, Valley View Mall. Board members, wives and members all joined in for a nice social evening along with a quick board meeting. Following drinks and placing our orders, our President, Troy Smith conducted a brief but effective meeting. During and following dinner, discussions continued and we all enjoyed a chance to get to know one another better.

In keeping with a tradition of the club, Reid Kuder was awarded a Porsche Jacket for his service as a 2-term President of the club.

Cars and Coffee – March 22

All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited and encouraged to attend Cars N Coffee on Wednesday March 22, 2023 starting at 11:30am.  Come for great cars and food, but most importantly to socialize with other club members!  What an awesome way to connect with club members at this week day special event.  

This is a limited capacity event so register early.  A waitlist will be maintained once the event fills to accommodate additional attendees as cancelations occur. 

The Neighbors Place
104 Paulette Circle
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 455-4300



Barber Motorsports Park – Track Adventure

by Bill Hume

ReZoom Motorsports sent out an email on 2/27  desperately looking for participants. I shared this with Sheldon Bower who immediately stated that if he car is ready then he wants to go……thanks to Sports Car Clinic the car was ready on Wednesday before we left and there begins the great track adventure. We found a place to stay – sleeping in the trailers was not an option with our ladies and we traveled down to Birmingham, Alabama. Sam Lionberger happened to be in Atlanta that weekend and he came over to ride along with Sheldon. A ton of track time on a very fast and short track. I highly recommend the track as the speeds are not high but the excitement is around all 17 turns.

Video and Pictures

If you want to see some beautiful historic motorcycles and bikes, take a look at some of these pictures from the Barber Museum Click here Barber 2023

Barber Museum


Sebring 2023

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has an entry list of 54 cars for its 71st edition, which will be the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

All five classes will be running in the March 18 endurance race at Sebring International Raceway.

There are eight LMDh entries in the premier Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) category, eight in the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), 10 in Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3), eight in GT Daytona Pro and 20 in GT Daytona.

ENTRY LISTWho will be racing in the 2023 Twelve Hours of Sebring

The 12-hour race on the 17-turn, 3.74-mile road course in central Florida will begin at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, March 17. Peacock will have flag-to-flag coverage of the race starting at 10 a.m., and the final six hours also will be shown on the USA Network.

Saturday will mark the Sebring debut of IMSA’s premier GTP class for hybrid prototypes. Last year, the No. 02 Cadillac Racing V.R won the premier DPi class in the Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Hogan’s Corner

Porsche GT3 at Classics on the Green in 2010.

Porsche Gone Bad



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