Blog 4/24/2020

Membership

New Members

I thought it might be nice to welcome again our new members over the past four months.

  • David Grigg who lives in Bedford, Virginia. David drives a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.
  • Charles Burton of Lynchburg, VA. He drives a 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S.
  • James and Robin Hottel from Catawba, Virginia.  They are driving a 2012 Porsche 911 Targa 4S.
  • Kevin Hughes who lives in Penhook, Virginia. Keven has a Porsche: 2017 911 Carrera 4S.
  • Zetao Meng from Blacksburg, Virginia who drives a Porsche 2015 911 GT3.
  • Kimbel Hunter from Salem who brings a 2021 Cayman S into the club.
  • Gavin Macbrien from Blue Ridge, who has a 2014 911 Turbo S.
  • Jeff Mangold from Moneta who brings a 2018 911 GT3.

I encourage all of you to come out to our events and give us a chance to welcome you in person!

Member Stories

Scroll down to read Mick’s Piddlings!

Activities

Gary Bell Annual Rally Sat, April 30, 2022

Registration will close soon. Don’t miss out on this great event!

So, register NOW! Click on the button in the box below.

Rally Meeting Time – 10AM at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, 487 Maury River Road

First Car out at 10:30AM.  We anticipate arriving at the finish line around 1pm with lunch to follow.  After lunch, folks will be free to look around the Cartorium and then folks will be on their own for the remainder of the day.

The rally will be approximately 96 miles through scenic Rockbridge, Bath, Highland, and Augusta Counties, ending in Staunton at the Cartorium for lunch.  The Cartorium is a unique car club and car storage facility where one can view eclectic cars and other automobile memorabilia. 

The rally will include a time component as well as a gimmick component where participants will have to answer questions along the route.

BRR-PCA Charity Fun Run, Picnic & New Members’ Greeting Sat, Jun 25, 2022

The Blue Ridge Region PCA will be having a members’ picnic at Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday, June 25th.  In addition to the picnic, there will be the opportunity to tour a local private car collection, make a donation to a local charity, and see other sites with a tour ending at the picnic.  This will also be a new members’ social, with special deals for those who have recently joined our region. 

The day will begin as we gather at the Food Lion parking lot, 14807 Moneta Rd in Moneta at 9:30am.  A Driver’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:45. At this time, we will also be gathering donation cash/checks for the Bedford Boys Tribute Center.  We will depart at approximately 10:00 and drive to the National D-Day Memorial parking lot.  Staff from the Bedford Boys Tribute Center will be meeting us there in order for us to present the donations in support of their mission.  The presentation will begin at approximately 11:00.  We will depart at 11:30 for a fun run to Smith Mountain Lake for the Newcomers’ Social/Picnic at the home of Jeff and Jennifer.  Those interested will also have an opportunity to tour a nearby private car collection, which includes Porsches, a Ferrari and an Amphi-Car, among other vehicles and memorabilia. 

Calendar of Events

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Jun 25BRR-PCA Members Picnic & New Members GreetingSmith Mountain LakeRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Jul 16BRR-PCA Cars N' Coffee - Blue Ridge BagelsBlue Ridge BagelsMore Details
Oct 16BRR-PCA TRSS Volunteer Registration Salem Civic CenterRegister now on MotorsportReg.com

Racing

Road Test

My next door neighbor sent me this link to a Road & Track test of the new Cayenne Turbo he has on order. Road Test

Hogan’s Corner

Visiting Weldon and Phyllis Scrogham in Staunton, VA, 2007.

Piddling’s

Mick says: “From an old 356’er who grew up about 30 miles from me at the base of the Oregon Cascades instead of near the summit like I did— now retired out in the Idaho sagebrush desert.”

     With 1 Million Miles on the Clock, This Porsche 356 Is No Garage Queen

BRIAN SILVESTRO NOV 9, 2016

Most cars struggle to make it much beyond 100,000 miles in their lifetimes. Deferred maintenance, rust, and general lack of care eventually do them in. This Porsche 356 is different, though, because it has just passed the fabled million-miles-driven mark.

Guy Newmark, owner of this blue 1964 Porsche 356C coupe, received the car as a graduation gift from his father, who bought the Porsche from its original owner mere months after it was built. For almost 50 years, he’s been driving “Blu” anywhere he needed to go, accumulating an astonishing number of miles in the process.

And because it’s daily driven, Newmark maintains his 356 religiously, having it serviced every 3000 miles like clockwork. As a result, the car still drives wonderfully and reliably, even as the odometer rolls over for the tenth time.

You need to listen to The Story

Porsche Gone Bad

First

A fifteen-year-old came home with a Porsche, and his parents began to yell and scream

“Where did you get that car?” He calmly told them, “I bought it today.”

“With what money!?” demanded his parents. “We know what a Porsche costs.”

“Well,” said the boy, “this one cost me fifteen dollars.”

The parents began to yell even louder. “Who would sell a car like that for fifteen dollars!?” they asked.

“It was the lady up the street,” said the boy. “Don’t know her name — they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Porsche for fifteen dollars.”

“Oh my goodness!” moaned the mother, “she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what’s going on.”

So the boy’s father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting flowers. He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a Porsche to for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it.

“Well,” she said, “this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I thought he was on a business trip, but I learned from a friend he has run off to Hawaii with his secretary. Then apparently she stole all his money and stranded him there!

Well he called me, without a dollar to his name, and asked me to sell his new Porsche and send him the money. So that’s exactly what I did.”

Second

And Finally