Blog – 3/21/2022

Members

New Members

No new members this week.

Member Showcase

Donna and Charlie Aird’s Boxsters!

Chris Schneider’s 2011 Cayman S!

The Snowman and his 914-6!

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Oct 15BRR-PCA Cars N' Coffee - Green Goat Fall '22The Green GoatRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Oct 16BRR-PCA TRSS Volunteer Registration Salem Civic CenterRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Nov 19BRR-PCA Fall RallyBRR-PCA Location TBDMore Details

Cars and Coffee

We had a great turnout for Cars and Coffee this past Saturday. More than 20 people showed up. The actual count is confidential. However, you can try to estimate from the pictures.

Amelia Island

From David Cundiff:

“I attended my second Amelia Island Concours last weekend – which is a must do( at least once) trip for an automobile or Porsche enthusiast.  There is something for everyone, from important racing legends to vehicles from pre-war, to displays from current manufacturers. 

For us PCA types I have attached images and descriptions detailing some of the most important Porsches on display.   

Gmund Porsche

Porsche 718

Porsche 917

The 917 is amazing.  The seating position in front of a 12 cylinder engine, literally right behind your head is crazy – your feet are out in front of the front axle.  Top speed 236 at one point.   Good thing it has that spare tire..

Classic Nine Motorwerks 911

The 911 included is a rebuild / reimagine from CLASSIC NINE MOTORWERKS for those that have a spare six figures – they will gladly build one for you.  420 horsepower, center lock wheels, dual front coolers, only 2340 pounds, five speed G50 transmission. 

Ferrari GTO

And one from the dark side – the prancing horse.  The last 250 GTO sold for $48 million….”

Racing

Sebring 1964

Sebring 2022

In only the car’s second race, Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 02 Cadillac DPi-V.R captured the 70th running of prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. In the GTDPro, Corvette won, followed by Lamborghini and Mercedes. Porsche finished fifth and sixth, a lap down. In GTD, Ferrari won. Porsche was in eighth place. Not a good day!

Formula One

Wow! What an exciting race. Won by Leclerc and Ferrari. Second was Sainz, Ferrari and Hamilton in third. And Magnussen in the Haas came in fifth. But the highlights were the passing between Leclerc and Verstappen midrace.

But where was Red Bull, you ask? Well, a fire in a race car forced a safety car with ten laps to go. Red Bull was second and fourth at that point. Then, with the restart, Verstappen seemed to have a problem and could not press the leader. And with four laps to go, he had an engine failure and was out. Then his teammate, Perez with two laps to go, had a failure as well. Neither finished.

Hogan’s Corner

Porsche Parade Laps at VIR 2012, the Climbing Esses.

Found on Facebook

Porsche Gone Bad

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Porsche Art

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