Blog 8/15/2022

Membership

Welcome to Daniel Hahnke of Salem, VA. Dan recently converted his Test Drive membership. He has a 2011 Boxster.

An Email from Mark Kilcollin

Thankfully no injuries.  The Porsche protected my wife and she brought it safely to a stop.

So….

I’m looking for a replacement. Would like to find a Macan S,  GTS, Turbo or Cayenne S Coupe, 2019 or newer white/red 2.9L, air suspension, sports chrono, Premium plus.

I’m searching all the traditional car trader sites. Any leads appreciated.

All the best,

Mark

Zone 2 Treasurer Position

Our region is within the PCA Zone 2 and there is an opening for a member to volunteer to fill the position of Zone 2 Treasurer. The job requires primarily tracking P&L for the Club Race, which occurs in March. Deposits may be paid by check and the final VIR payment is via electronic transfer the week after the race. Hence, the treasurer does not need to travel to the track just to write checks. Refunds to the volunteers can also be done via mail. The point being the treasurer does not need to travel to VIR unless they want to watch some great racing. Familiarity with Quicken or QuickBooks is a big plus.

The other busy times for the Treasurer are the two president’s meetings to brief the financials and provide financial support to the Zone 2 Representative when appropriate. 

For more info or to volunteer contact:

Phil Grandfield
Porsche Club of America
Zone 2 Representative
Email: zone2reppca@gmail.com

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Oct 15BRR-PCA Cars N' Coffee - Green Goat Fall '22The Green GoatRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Oct 16BRR-PCA TRSS Volunteer Registration Salem Civic CenterRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Nov 19BRR-PCA Fall RallyBRR-PCA Location TBDMore Details

Cars n Coffee at the Peaks of Otter Restaurant – August 20

85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy

Bedford VA 24533

August 20 2022 at 0900 hrs. 

Repeat, 0900 hrs. Not our usual time.. 

Seating is limited. 

Please RSVP to Gene Reed by noon on August 17. 

Cars n Coffee at Dale’s Diner – September 17

11076 W. Lynchburg-Salem Tompkins

Montvale VA 24122. Next to the defunct Tank Farm

September 17 2022 at 0930 hrs. Our usual time. 

Again seating is limited. Please RSVP to Gene Reed by noon on September 14

Michelin GT Challenge IMSA Weathertech August 27-28

Raceway Fueled by Volunteers! Michelin GT Challenge IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship
August 27-28, 2022
Alton, Virginia
 Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least one shift in the parking Corral or the Hospitality Tent: either a morning or afternoon on either Saturday or Sunday. We need 12 people per day. Specific times for each shift will be determined when the agenda for the racing days are finalized by IMSA. Duties will include directing cars to parking in the Corral and general support to the Hospitality tent. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and complimentary one-day ticket to the race which includes access to the hospitality tent and free parking in the Corral – if you drive your Porsche. Ticket prices for the race, including the Porsche Corral, start at $60, guests are extra. In addition to getting a front row seat to some of the most competitive racing in the world, entrants to the PCA hospitality tent will be able to sign up for:  

  • Paddock tours,
  • Michelin tire workshops,
  • Parade laps,
  • Driver “Meet & Greats”,
  • raffles and much more!

Cathedral of Speed


Good afternoon, Region Presidents! Porsche is hosting a party at the Cathedral of Speed that we know as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 2-4, 2022. This spectacular three-day festival will celebrate car culture, on-track race action, and interactive experiences that will highlight the breadth of the brand. The Festival is family-friendly with a dedicated Fan Zone and infield activities appealing to all ages. Among the planned entertainment is a house DJ, morning Yoga, Kid’s Zone, and live on-stage music performances. Please make sure your login to pca.org is working. Corral Parking Passes are $75 for all three days. Parade laps are $25 per day. Both of these require you to have a Porsche in order to participate. You must purchase a General Admission ticket in order to enter the Speedway. You can purchase your General Admission tickets at  www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/at-the-track/Porsche   Register for Corral and/or Parade Laps Corral – $75 (no refunds) – Open to all Porsches Parade Laps – $25 per day – Open to all Porsches Advanced Solo Only Driver Education event – $650 – Only Porsche GT cars. (click hyperlink for more info)  

Monterey Car Week

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  DREAM IN COLOR with Porsche at the Zentrum during Monterey Car Week. From unique artist collaborations, hands-on maker spaces, and an inspiring speaker series, the Zentrum is the perfect stop for car and art enthusiasts alike.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS  

DAILY SPEAKER SERIES  

Our diverse group of speakers will rev your creative engines and provide insight on everything from chasing your dreams, classic car collaborations, celebrating timeless designs and more!

Learn More

Create and Explore

This year Monterey Car Week transcends the traditions of car week to celebrate the rich culture the automotive world inspires. Get together at the intersection of car culture and art and explore all the Zentrum has to offer.

Learn More

What Drives You to Dream?

Porsche celebrates the dreamers in a new collaboration with lettering artist and designer Stefan Kunz. Create with us by sharing what drives you to dream. Follow our progress on Twitter and Instagram as we connect the dreams that can change the world.

Delaware Region Drivers Education Event

Email:

My fellow American, I come to you with an important message.

Millions of Americans this evening are crying themselves to sleep.

The reason?

They have never experienced the transcendent joy of a Delaware PCA Drivers Education event.
Not signing up for our event has caused divorces, broken homes and more.

“I never signed up and now I can’t work again. I can’t get a job. My kids are ashamed to look at me.”  — Gregg W (not his real name)

Hi, I’m Zoé Brady and I’m running for the Track Registrar position of the Delaware Porsche club and I need your support.

Why am I writing this? Friends, we are in serious trouble. Our registrations are way down, down in the sub-basement level. We need to double our registrations in the next 2 weeks or we may have to pull the plug. In two weeks we are on the hook for the entire weekend amount owed to New Jersey Motorsports Park. The Delaware region is one of the smaller regions. We only put this event on once a year. 

NJMP is an expensive track. Our rental fees have increased every year. This was the first year in 6 that we raised our rates. If we don’t get a serious bump in our registrations, we will have to cancel our event. Our club cannot absorb the financial loss if only 50 drivers sign up. If we cancel in two weeks we’ll still take a serious financial hit, but nothing compared to the entire rental fee.

If we cancel, that will most likely mean the end of the Delaware Region track events.

So here’s your call to action:

If you’re on the fence, sign up now. We need your support.
If we don’t get enough signups, everybody will get refunded. It’s a no-lose situation.

I also need you to reach out to friends, colleagues and the track-curious. Get them to sign up.

Sign up today, our webbots are standing by to handle your registration
our link:   MotorsportReg

Lisa H came to our event one year with her boyfriend “just visiting”. Now several years later, the boyfriend is gone, but she has a new 911 track toy and is in the Black Run group. This event can change your life!

“A shit ton of fun!” – actual quote from Lisa H.

Don’t forget, if we don’t get enough signups, I’ll lose my position as Track Registrar and will have to go live in a refrigerator box in the woods with my huskies. I can only eat squirrel 3 days in a row. Please help! sign up today!

— Zoé
Delaware Registrar
#88 Reefer Box
Deep in the Woods, Delaware

ZoneFest At Sea

Now is your chance to sail with your fellow Porsche enthusiasts aboard the beautiful Regal Princess from Fort Lauderdale on December 10-18, 2022, during the inaugural Zone Fest at Sea. Click Here for more information

Hogan’s Corner

June 2004, Blue Ridge Region member Gary Templeton got to ride in this vintage airplane at New London, VA.

Porsche Gone Bad

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And Finally