Blog 4/3/2023

Membership

No new members this week.

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

Cars and Coffee April 15 at Old Oak Cafe

All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited and encouraged to attend Cars N Coffee on Saturday April 15, 2023 starting at 9:30am.  Come for great cars and food, but most importantly to socialize with other club members!  What an awesome way to connect with club members and to fill the cool days.

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. 

Old Oak Cafe
400 Scruggs Rd # 900
Moneta, VA 24121

Motorsports

F1 Drivers Blinded by ….

The opening practice session at Melbourne’s Albert Park was red-flagged after 40 minutes due to a loss of GPS data, which meant teams could no longer track each other on around the circuit.

That problem, which was triggered by a glitch in the distribution of live tyre information, caused several near-misses on track as drivers no longer received traffic advisory calls from their team.

Before the red flag call, AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda narrowly avoiding plowing into a Ferrari in the sweeping second sector, while Aston Martin’s Stroll caught a train of slow traffic that was unaware of his arrival. More

Oldest Porsche in America Found

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Porsche Cars North America embarked on a quest to find the oldest Porsche sold in America. The Porsche Classic Search, conducted online at www.Porsche60Years.com, encouraged individuals from coast to coast to submit documentation that his or her Porsche was one of the earliest in its category to be retailed on American soil.

With awards and bragging rights at stake, the call for entries yielded an impressive collection of finalists, including the oldest U.S.-retailed model found, a lovingly restored 1952 Strawberry Red 356 Cabriolet.

Launched in August, the My Porsche Classic Search received hundreds of submissions from Porsche owners across the country. Among them was a rare 1952 356 Cabriolet owned by Dr. Robert Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla. Wilson’s car was imported in November of 1952 by Austrian businessman, Max Hoffman, in New York, who brought the first Porsche cars to the U.S. beginning in 1950. The 1.5 liter, 60 horsepower gem was discovered in a salvage yard by Wilson years after arriving on U.S. soil and meticulously restored. More

Hogan’s Corner

Our visit to the Swinging Bridge Restaurant in Paint Bank, VA in October 2013. The clouds hung on the mountain tops, but Paint Bank was clear.

Porsche Gone Bad

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Porsche mechanics idea for a heart…

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