Blog – 6/28/2021

June 28

Blue Ridge Region Blogger


Our good friend and longtime member, Dick Hatch is still in a rehab facility in Roanoke.  Dick needs our help.  He broke his hip and is struggling to motivate himself to do the rehabilitation necessary to return home.  Please send him a card, give him a call or better yet, take a few minutes out of your day to go visit him.  

Dick is at the Friendship Health Rehabilitation South located at 5647 Starkey Road in Roanoke 24184.  The phone number is 540 777-8300.

We welcome Jeff and Jennifer Coston as new members to our region.  They are dual regions maintaining their membership with the First Settlers Region.  Jeff and Jennifer have moved to SML and drive a yellow Carerra 4S cabriolet.  Also, Jenner is the PCA Zone 2 Treasurer.  I had the pleasure of meeting them at a recent SML Car’s n Coffee a few weeks ago.  Delightful people.

We also welcome John Perry IV, our newest member who lives in Forest, VA.  John drives a 2017 Boxster.Activities
BRR Cars and Coffee June

Saturday, 26 June 2021 we had our first Cars ‘n Coffee since 14 March 2020. The parking lot of Blue Ridge Bagels in Lynchburg was crowded, so there were Porsches scattered all around the building. The bagel shop owners were well prepared for the crowd so the food arrived fast and very delicious. Since this was our first Cars ‘n Coffee in 15 months, there were a large number of Blue Ridge Region members there, 29 in total including four new members, Donovan and Mabel McCorrison with their improved Boxster and Jeff and Jennifer Coston in teir beautiful Speed Yellow 2014 C4 Cab. We were a noisy group, but we had a lot to catch up on from the 15 month gap. After about two hours everyone returned to their cars and headed home with the “glad to do it again” feeling. It was nice to see everyone, and enjoy driving our Porsches. We will look for you 24 July at Old Oak Cafe in Moneta.

BRR Cars and Coffee July 24th  RSVP Required

We have a second BRR Cars’Coffee set for 

               Old Oak Cafe

              410 Scruggs Rd

              Moneta VA 24121              

             July 24,2021              

               0930 hrs

An RSVP will be required by Noon Wednesday July 21

Electronic Waivers

Thanks to all who have signed the electronic PCA Communicable Disease Waivers!  60% of the recent Cars N Coffee attendees had done that in advance and enjoyed friends, bagels, and cars with no paperwork hassle!  

And those waivers are valid for events thru February 2022!  

Haven’t done it yet?  Please grab your “smart” phone or tablet and complete the BRR-PCA CDW now.  Email Reid Kuder at should you need help.

Save The Dates

September 17-19 

For an event being planned jointly with the First Settlers Region.  Details are being refined but rumors are that it will include a driving tour (Fun Run) originating in SML, raising funds and/or food donations for a Franklin, Lunch and at least one dinner. More info will be posted as available.


Our hard working Social Chair is working on additional Cars N Coffee events.

 Fall 2021  

Plans are being developed for celebrating our 40th Anniversary this coming fall.

And Yes there may be more stuff coming.

Virginia Festival of the Wheel  September 3, 4, 5  

This looks interesting.   It is in the Charlottesville area.  

Festival of the Wheel Video

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance October-November 


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Mick sent this great video

A Volkswagen T1 Transporter LM917K vs Ferrari LaFerrari at Monza Full Course

The Race – You MUST see this!

Goodwood Revival

#BTCC champ Andrew Jordan is determined to win the epic touring car fight at #GoodwoodRevival – ride on board his Ford Lotus Cortina in heart of the battle

Hogan’s Corner

(Late) Friday flashback 2018. Laura takes photos while I chase a Corvette, at 100 MPH, through the Climbing Esses at Virginia International Raceway.Photo Credit: A Borrowed Image
And more…..

It’s November 2011 and Mick is trying to get Morgan to pee on Dave’s wheels. Sadly, Morgan is no longer with us, but Mick’s new shotgun seat buddy, Porcia, will surely fit in.Motorheads
Remember the Wankel Engine? Here is the latest on that technology. It ain’t dead yet!

Porsches Gone Bad

What’s wrong in this article?   Look at the cars on the bottom.

Quite the setup