Blog 5/8/2022


Welcome to David Kirk. David drives a 2018 Macan and lives in Princeton, WV,

Also, welcome to Doug Henderson. Doug has transferred from Hawaii and now resides in Forest, VA. He brings his 1966 Porsche 912.


Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

Jul 10BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister
Aug 14BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Sep 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister
Oct 9BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister
Nov 13BRR-PCA Full Board MeetingBRR-PCA Location TBDRegister
Dec 11BRR-PCA Executive Board MeetingShakers Restaurant - RoanokeRegister

Cars ‘n Coffee Sat, May 14, 2022

A Cars N’ Coffee event for Blue Ridge Region PCA members only on May 14, 2022 beginning at 9:30 AM at Hale’s Restaraunt in Shawsville, VA.  For those inclined we are invited to tour Duncan Imports, a dealer of exotic and bizarre autos (neayby), after the Cars N’ Coffee.  Capacity is limited and the primary must be a BRR-PCA member.   You must RSVP to attend! Others will be asked to leave.

Send your RSVP by noon on May 11 to Gene at and include the number of attendees.

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. 


Carrera 4-Bangers

This schematic is a 1957 Carrera engine. Dual ignition. Distributors on the upper cam ends (most had a v drive). Interesting that these distributors point to the front. The fan belt is at the rear. Roller bearing crankshaft and connecting rods. Bevel gear drive for the cams (no chains). This was an engine!

These pictures are of Heinz Bade’s Collection

Here is a picture of Bruce Jenner and Johnny Cuevas. I watched Bruce race his Carrera many times. Below is a great story about his history.

Giant Killer – Bruce Jennings’ 1958 Porsche Carrera GT Speedster

A fierce competitor, Jennings was always the man to beat.


Locked forever in my memory are the sight and the sounds of Bruce Jennings’ iconic Speedster, blatting hoarsely through its stinger exhaust, jostling and juking with bigger and more powerful Corvettes on the Marlboro Raceway’s tight, twisty turns.

Click here for his story. It is a great read!

Porsche 917

The testing accidents you never see.

Hogan’s Corner

Blue Ridge Region members at the grand opening of Porsche of Roanoke, 2006

Porsche’s Gone Bad





And Finally

It was later restored as a Cabriolet.

Oh, Well, One More – Caption This!