Blog 9/26/2022

Membership

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Dec 4BRR-PCA Holiday Party & Annual MeetingVinton War MemorialMore Details

Cars and Coffee at The Green Goat – October 15

802 Wiley Drive SW Roanoke VA 24015

October 15 at 10:00 AM (That is 10:00, a half-hour later)

RSVP will be required by noon on Oct 12

Rally – Save the date – November 19

We have a rally in the making. Save this date. November 19. It will be a beautiful fall drive thru central Virginia!

Street Survival

As a reminder, Sunday, October 16, 2022 is the next Street Survival School at the Salem Civic Center. 

We have a meeting on this Wednesday at Sports Car Clinic.  This meeting is intended for Coaches but others are welcome.  There will be a final meeting on October 12, 2022 for last minute adjustments.

For those who don’t know, the Sports Car Clinic is located at the following address:

3328 Peters Creek Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24109

Our numbers for coaches and volunteers has trended upwards but we still need your help,  We have some vacant positions still out there so please invite anyone you can to participate.

Brandon Oaks Car Show


Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10 am-2 pm
Registration begins at 9:00 am

Come out to Brandon Oaks and join us for our 1st car show, featuring some of the best antique and classic cars from the area. There will also be live entertainment and fun for all!


We encourage you to register your antique, classic or special interest car by
October 3 to secure your spot. This show is limited to the first 50 cars so don’t
delay!
The entrance fee is $10 in advance or $15 the day of show.

Please make checks payable to Brandon Oaks and mail no later than October 3rd
to:
Brandon Oaks ATTN: Tresa Walko
3804 Brandon Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24018


Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including Best of Show and
Brandon Oaks Choice (selected by Brandon Oaks Residents).


Please direct questions to Tresa Walko, Arts and Education Manager at Brandon
Oaks. Contact Tresa at 540-776-2600 ext. 8656 or by emailing at
twalko@vlhnet.org

Racing

Porsche at Indy 1980

Check out the engine location!

Club Race at Summit

Penske at 85

So……

…how’s the car business? Roger Penske pulls out his phone. He can evaluate how all his dealerships (more than 150 in the U.S. alone) are doing, and how each of his brands (more than 30) is performing, with numbers as recent as, well, right now. More

Porsche 908 and 917 at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Historic Races at VIR

For those who have never attended, the SVRA historic races will be at VIR on October 8-10. It is a fun weekend. The pits are wide open and the driver/owners are more than willing to share their stories. Heacock Insurance is one of the sponsors of this event. They provide insurance for historic cars at their agreed value. You can contact them to get tickets at a considerable discount or buy them at the door at VIR.

Here is the registration information from Hagerty. Basically, you are entering your car into their car show. Any car will be accepted. In return, you get two passes, VIP Parking and more.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 The Hagerty Cars & Caffeine car
show at VIR is open to all Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Motorcycles
and Collectible Cars of interest. Each $50.00 Car Show
registration includes:

  • 2 Weekend passes to the Races – Touring laps on the Virginia
    International Raceway in your show car – VIP Parking – Full
    access to the race car paddock.
    September at “America’s Motorsports Resort” has long been a
    favorite weekend on SVRA’s calendar. The SVRA, Trans Am
    Series by Pirelli and International GT will be racing as a part of
    this VIR weekend. In addition, a separate group of first generation
    Mazda Miata competition cars will compete in the Miata Heritage
    Cup Series. Register here:

    Questions call Toni Strollo at 863-698-8620 or tc@svra.com

Hogan’s Corner

Engage! Warp Factor 4

I dare you to stare at this picture for 30 seconds and try to stand up and walk!

Porsche’s Gone Bad

First

Torquing the wheels! We used to do this on the rear axle nuts of our 356s. It took a 6 foot bar to get them to 250 Ft#!

Second

And Finally