Blog 4/24/2023

Membership

Welcome to Bobby Yang who transferred from Golden Gate. Bobby lives in Lewisburg, WV. He drives a 1969 Porsche 911S!

Also, welcome Richard Turner in Rocky Gap, Virginia. He drives a Porsche: 1986 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
 

From Eddie Fort

It was great seeing you and the Blue Ridge gang last Saturday. We miss seeing everyone.

A couple of notes. I belong to the Sandhills Motoring Club down here in Pinehurst and every year they put on an absolutely fantastic Concourse over Memorial Day Weekend. The pinnacle event is their free car show which is held in the Village of Pinehurst and is absolutely free to attend. You might want to mention it in your newsletter in case a few people are looking for something to do..

Here’s the Concourse’s website showing all the events planned and pictures from past shows.

Also, I noticed that BRRPCA is considering a trip to the Biltmore Estates. We sold our beach home last year and purchased a home in the mountains just outside of Asheville and if whomever decides to take the reigns for that weekend is interested we might be able to arrange to have a lunch or brunch at our clubhouse which has a great facility. Of course I’d have to work it out with the club but they seem to be pretty accommodating.

Here’s a little about the Tavern.

BRR Store

Shop for shirts, hats and jackets all with the Blue Ridge Region logo by visiting our refreshed webstore! Our online store as well as the PCA webstore are easy to find by visiting the Shopping page on our website menu. A portion of the proceeds help fund Blue Ridge Region activities as well as PCA services. So shop often and load-up on BRR-PCA and PCA logo items!

Porsche Toolkits

Here is an interesting site if you are looking for toolkits for your car.

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Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Mar 14BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Mar 16BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee - RoanokeMontano's RestaurantRegister
Apr 10BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
May 8BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
May 19BRR-PCA TRSS Volunteer Registration Salem Civic CenterRegister
Jun 12BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Jul 10BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Aug 14BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Sep 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Oct 9BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister
Nov 13BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Dec 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister

Cars and Coffee – May 20, 2023

All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited and encouraged to attend Cars N Coffee on Saturday May 20, 2023 starting at 9:30am.  Come for great cars and food, but most importantly to socialize with other club members!  Kick off your weekend with friends and a great breakfast!

There is no club cost to attend this event, but members are responsible for their meals and beverages.  Registration is limited to members of the Blue Ridge Region PCA and their family or guest.  Be sure to go all the way through the form and click on the Complete Registration button!

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. 

IHOP – Valley View
4764 Valley View Blvd
Roanoke, VA 24012

Porsche Trivia – from Gary Templeton

Porsche introduced the Cayman in 2005. They named it after the caiman alligator, an elusive, lightweight, sinewy reptile. 

 (Porsche Panorama January 2023, page 91)

Also, the word Carrera means race in Spanish. Although I think they spell it carreras 

Hogan’s Corner

How well do Porsche street cars handle the curves? This stock 911 with M030 suspension holds the VIR track at 1.1 lateral Gs in the Left Hook.

Porsche Gone Bad

First

Looks relaxing enough!

Second

Third

Fourth

And Finally