Blog 6/18/2023

Membership

Welcome to Jason Price from Roanoke, Virginia. Jason drives a Porsche: 2018 718 Boxster.

We need your help!

We have several open committee positions that need to be filled.  Our club runs on volunteers power and we need to top off our tank. Please help us staff the following positions:

   Membership Chair

   Driving Tour, Events and Rally Chair

   Tech Chair

Please contact:

Troy Smith, President

Brr-PCA.org

And More!

Can you be one of our Club Sponsors?

To maintain a strong Regional Club and promote interesting activities we are requesting club sponsors.  We welcome both business and family entities.  Having strong financial support gives our club the ability to enhance activities and do more in charitable giving.  Our sponsors are acknowledged at all club events and club publications.  Cost is $200 per year. 

Thank you!

Please forward your questions and interest to:

Jim Laub-Club Business and Risk

Cell: 540-353-3315

Brr-PCA.org

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 Lynchburg

By Dave Hogan

No PCA events were scheduled so several Lynchburg area Blue Ridge Region members attended a cruise-in Saturday sponsored by Cars and Coffee Lynchburg.

It was a perfect morning with sunny skies and cool temperatures. The parking area filled fast with a total of 220 cars attending.

Gene and Rich talked in front of Rich’s 911. Gene brought his Cayenne Turbo. David was there with his 356 and Gary brought his 911 Targa. Dave and Laura brought their Macan, and Doug brought his 912.

With so may different cars it was difficult to see them all. The activities could be a little dizzying as some discovered.

Porsche people love cars, and there were plenty to like. Next month we will do it again if we can.

Cars and Coffee – July 8

All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited and encouraged to attend Cars N Coffee on Saturday July 8, 2023 starting at 9:00am.  Come for great cars and most importantly to socialize with other club members!  This one is a bit different than our usual C&C event and ought to be one you don’t want to miss!

This event is in conjunction with a huge Roanoke C&C where there could be 200 show cars taking place at Lowes in Salem, Va.  Our group will begin to gather at 9:00am and we expect to have a PCA banner to highlight our group. The Roanoke Cars & Coffee event runs from 8:00 -11:00am, which should provide ample time to enjoy the variety of cars and meet some other great car enthusiasts.. 

Donuts will be available for our members. 

 A printed list of Salem restaurants will be available where members can group up to enjoy a late breakfast. (None will reserve for a large group.)

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.

Some additional information. Dan Dehart wrote:

“I wanted to pass along some information to those Blue Ridge members signing up for the Back of the Dragon drive.  Those that are in no particular hurry to get back home could take in a James Taylor tribute show at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, (thelincoln.org).  Bill Griese is billed as the #1 James Taylor tribute artist and is doing his “Sweet Baby James” show at 3:30 and 7:30 at the Lincoln on the 24th, (tickets are available for both shows from $30 – $36).

The murals and the decor of the theatre are unique and an added treat in going to a show.  Should you wish to spend the night The General Francis Marion Hotel is next door to the theatre, (rooms were available starting at $126).”

Racing

After the War

Take a look at what is left of the cars that ran in Le Mans.

Click Here

Hogan’s Corner

I think Porsches are out of this world. Don’t you?

Porsche Gone Bad

First

Click Here

Second

Almost ten years ago…….

And Finally