Blog 5/15/2023

Membership


No new members this week.

Eddie Forte sent this picture of his granddaughter washing her first “Porsche”! He sends his greetings to all!

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 – 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

Cars and Coffee – June 10, 2023

All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited to attend Cars N Coffee on Saturday June 10, 2023 starting at 10:30am.  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 enjoy 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. 

Acorn Hill Bistro
2134 Old Forest Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Back of the Dragon Tour – June 24th

We will gather late Saturday morning, 11 AM, near Marion, VA.  Specific location TBD.

Depart 11:15 for a tour of the Back of the Dragon.

Finish the drive and gather at the Back of the Dragon Welcome Center in Tazewell, VA.

Enjoy a group barbeque lunch at the Welcome Center.

Depart for trip home on your own after lunch.

Figure 1.5 hour drive from Roanoke Valley to Marion, VA.  

One hour tour to Tazewell, and then a 2 hour drive back to the Roanoke Valley.

Event subject to cancellation, with refund, if enough cars are not registered by June 7th.

Porsche

Bob Ingram, Dies at Age 80

ngram, a car guy for his entire life, got his first ride in a Porsche in 1971, and that experience lead to a lifelong passion for Porsches.

By the early 1990s, Ingram, along with his wife, Jeanie, and sons Rory and Cam, started a collection of special Porsches. The Ingram Collection of about 80 world-class Porsches was the result of their efforts.

The Ingrams were also Porsche scholars, and the cars in their collection were driven frequently. The Ingrams also used their collection to help numerous charities raise funds.

In April of 2019, a gas pipe exploded in front of the warehouse that contained much of the Ingram Collection. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed, and two people lost their lives.

More

Racing

Hogan’s Corner

At the Swinging Bridge Restaurant in Paint Bank, VA (2016) Blue Ridge Region members are joined by a big animal you cannot say no to.

Porsche Gone Bad

First

Second

Jerry Seinfeld Collection Video

Third

Fourth

Fifth

And Finally