Blog – 5/17/2021


May 17

May 17

Blue Ridge Blogger

New Members
We are pleased to welcome Mark and Karen Miller.   The Miller’s live in Roanoke and are the proud owners of a 2015 Macan S. 
Longest Members (40 and 50 years or more)
Dick and Caryl Hatch                        7/1/1969Mick and Dawn Michelsen                4/1 1972Will and Mark Morrison                    5/1/1974Dave Snow and Ellen Flora               5/1/1974Jack Watts and   Sharon Stanley        1/1/1977Billie and Ola Driskell                       7/1/1977Charles and Lynn Schleupner            3/1/1980John and Iva Ferguson                       3/1/1980John and Kimberly Owen                  5/1/1981
Lynchburg Cars and Coffee

Dave Chatntoo reports that he went to Lynchburg cars n coffee last Saturday morning and probably 150 cars showed up. Several pcars were there and he met one of the owners named Robin who knew nothing of our club. He encouraged to join.  Also that evening there was a cruise in at ” Charley’s ” house that he does once a month.  Probably 80 cars there including a few pcars.  There is another on May 22nd.  

Cars N Coffee – Blue Ridge Region
Well, Martin’s had a successful Cars N Coffee.  Also, Lynchburg has had one.   And I know that the Smith Mountain Lake Lake Pipes has had several.   So, where oh where is the Blue Ridge Region Cars N Coffee?   Gene?  Where are you?
Well, actually Gene has been hard at work.  He is shooting to start in June assuming a place will host us.  Two places so far are not ready for a large group.    Also, Gene is looking for places for CnC that can host 20 – 40 attendees.  We have lost a couple of venues.   Any suggestions?  

 One idea at Wednesday’s Exec Board meeting was for an outdoor location with a food truck or pre-ordered food brought-in.   

So, its coming.  Patience


Werks Reunion May 22  Must Register  Amelia Island, FL 
Star City Motor Madness June 25 & 26  Roanoke, VA  

Star City Motor Madness in Roanoke, Virginia will be held this year! Last year with COVID-19 on the loose, state restrictions prohibited large events like ours but this year we’re making plans for our 2-day cruise and car show. 

Thank you for your past participation and we hope that you’ll join us again this year, Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26. The cruise on Williamson Road is Friday from 6pm to 10pm and the car show in downtown Roanoke is Saturday from 10am to 4pm. 

Attached is the car show registration form. Simply print out the registration form, fill it in and mail with your check or money order. You may also register online and pay with a credit card. Just go to thispage on our site and click on the car show online registration button. Star City Motor Madness is now in its 20th year supporting the Virginia Museum of Transportation and other area non-profits. 

Virginia Festival of the Wheel  September 3, 4, 5  

This looks interesting.   It is in the Charlottesville area.  

Festival of the Wheel Video As for our region, there are no events scheduled yet.  Plans are being made to restart Cars n’ Coffee soon.  The Region also is planning a delayed 40th Anniversary celebration in the fall.  Additionally our club is considering running a Tire Rack Street Survival for teen drivers also on the fall.  More to follow.

Bring a Trailer

Many of you have not heard about the website, Here is today’s special.

This four-speed manual transaxle is said to have been part of James Dean’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, from which it was separated at an unknown point following his deadly accident in September 1955. The transaxle was reportedly stored for several decades prior to acquisition from Massachusetts by its current owner in 2020. It is now fitted to a steel display stand with axles, axle tubes, drum brake assemblies, and a starter. This 550 Spyder transaxle is offered by the seller on behalf of its current owner in New York with a copy of a letter from Porsche verifying its origin and a documentation file.  GearboxCurrently the highest bid is $100,000.   It ends in 13 days.

James Dean Tranaxle

Hogan’s Corner

Prototypes at VIR 2011. 

The Action Express Porsche V8 powered car in the center of the 4-car cluster.And Of Course 
A Porsche Gone Bad from Bad Boys For Life

Posted 16th May by Unknown