Blog – 8/9/21

Blue Ridge Blog


New Members

Welcome to Larry Lamanaca who transferred here from Florida. Larry has a 2916 Porsche 911 Turbo S!

Welcome to Michael Anderson from Radford, VA. Michael drives an 2021 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

Old Members

Don’t forget Dick Hatch has moved to a new location.

  • Harmony Collection
  • 4414 Pheasant Ridge Road
  • Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Room H416
  • (540) 685-0523

Kenny Wingfield had an accident on his Harley last weekend and ended up with seven broken ribs and a punctured lung.  He was in Roanoke Memorial Hospital but may be home now. Give him a call. His mobile number is 540.815.0531.  


Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

Apr 20BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee - RoanokeThe Green GoatRegister
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

Festival of the Wheel – Charlottesville, September 3, 4, 5

Al Durham has been asked to show his 1971 Maserati Ghibli at the Festival of the Wheel up in Charlottesville over the Labor Day weekend. You can still apply to enter a car or just come and enjoy the festival.

Friday night – Social gathering of vintage cars

Saturday – Cars & Coffee, a Jefferson Trail Road Tour

Sunday -Concours sponsored by Ferrari of Washington

Cars & Coffee

Just had a note from Gene Reed. He has a C&C scheduled for September 25. The plan is to meet up in Gretna and take a short drive to South Boston on the back roads. Then we will eat at a local restaurant there, maybe Southern’s. More to follow after he drives the roads a bit.

Hogans Corner

Sometimes going into the pits is a little embarrassing. (Zone 2 DE 2012)

Sponsor of the Month

David Hay is very happy about his Porsche 911 Seats reupholstered at King’s.

Micks Piddlings

Porsche Gone Bad

Idiot with a new GT2

The shenanigan we’re talking about took place in Georgia, a country that’s known for drivers who enjoy street drifting, with some of their adventures resulting in serious accidents.

And since sliding has pretty much become mainstream these days, this is exactly what we have here – the driver tries to get the rear end out, warming up with limited slip angles. However, as the drive goes on, the man decides to really start dancing.

As the one behind the wheel prepares the 700 horsepower machine for drifting, he misjudges the throttle application and the rear-engined machine stars spinning while approaching the concrete barrier on the side of the road.

It even looks like the driver panics, expecting the rotation to have passed the point of no return – he slams on the brakes, which only amplifies the movement of the posterior, but his swift countersteering eventually saves the day, with the Porscha 911 GT2 RS returning to a normal position, albeit not before missing the said barrier by only a few inches.

Of course, the temperature of the tires is also important here, but we can’t be certain of this aspect, so we’ll move right past it.