Blog – 7/12/2021
July 12, 2021
The BRR Blogger
For those of you who knew Manuel Sowers, a long time member of our club; who contributed much to our region including his friendship and time serving as President and in Board roles; please read the following invitation from his wife Ann Sowers.
I am having a Celebration of Life get together in honor of Manuel. It is a drop in from 1:00 to 6:00 on Sunday the 18th. There will be food and beverages. It is at our home –959 Orchard Lake Drive Daleville, Va 24083. I would love to have some Porsche people come as the club was a big part of our lives for many years. If you have a special memory of Manuel there will be a time for sharing.
I stopped to see our friend and longtime member, Dick Hatch, at Friendship last week. I was just running errands in the area and jumped in for a few minutes to chat. He is in good spirits but lonely. I dropped off copies of our Blogger for his reading enjoyment.
He wheeled his way out with me to the reception area when I was leaving. Then a nurse came sailing down the corridor after him and grabbed a hold of the wheel chair. She said he has been trying to escape!
Stop by and say a quick hi! He would appreciate it.
He is at Friendship Health Rehabilitation South located at 5647 Starkey Road in Roanoke 24184. The phone number is 540 777-8300.
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
An RSVP will be required by Noon Wednesday July 21
Our next full Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2021 starting at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders in Daleville. The room reservation starts at 6:00 for those who want to come early to socialize and to patronize Bellacino’s in appreciation for the use of their room.
Please reply and indicate if you will be able to attend and include any topics you wish to add to the agenda. As always, Chairs are requested to send Reid any reports for inclusion in the agenda.
Agenda thus far:
- Business updates: Prior Executive Board Minutes approval, Financials, Membership.
- Cars N Coffee Updates
- Tour Update
- 40th Anniversary Celebration
- Fun Run/Social/Charity Joint Event with First Settler’s Region
- Blue Ridge Blogger update
- Website and email hosting update
- End of Year Party preplanning
- Nominating Committee Volunteers
- Candidates for fall Officer’s Elections
Members are always welcome. Unvaccinated attendees are requested to wear masks and social distance.
Save The Dates
September 17-19 SML Charity Driving Tour, Lunch and Optional Dinner RSVP
Register Now before the event fills
The event is 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.
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.
Rumor is that someone was invited to show his 1971 Maserati Ghibli. I looked at the lineup of cars. It is worth the drive up.
Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance November 7
The Templeton’s at Swinging Bridge(a few years ago)
Dick Hatch arriving at Paint Bank
Bring a Trailer
I am not trying to sell stuff for Bring a Trailer but they have an awesome array of cars and I enjoy looking thru the lists and dreaming a bit.
My first love was not a Porsche, but a Jaguar. This one caught my eye.
Someone mentioned to me the other day that they were looking for a Porsche 914. I spotted this one on BAT, a 914-6 with the original engine.
And if you are looking for an early 911 Turbo and like slant-noses and a cabriolet to boot, how about this one?
Ever considered a Singer, or even seen one for that matter? Check this out.
Porsche’s Gone Bad
It was hard to turn this video off. The sounds alone are worth a listen.
CRAZY Porsche 997 GT3 RGT at Rally Legend! – Jumps, Max Attack & LOUD Flat-6 Sound!