Blue Ridge Blog – 8/30/2021

Members

We have some new members in our region.

Tim Martin and his wife Margaretanne from Rustburg, VA. They drive a 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S.

Welcome to you both.

Member Stories

Cars & Coffee – Lynchburg

Apparently, there were more than a few members up at the Lynchburg C&C this past week because I saw this picture up on Facebook.

Cars & Ice Cream – Smith Mountain Lake

This past Sunday at 4PM, there was a Cars & Ice Cream at SML. After a morning golf game, I dragged myself over there to see what was happening. Well, the 96 degree weather put a damper on the afternoon activities and only seven cars showed up. An early original owner Corvette and a later model Corvette, a Chevy truck, a clean Oldsmobile 98 convertible, a Fiat X1/9, my Carrera and a 1950 Hudson Hornet.

Original Owner Corvette

Now you might think the day was a bust, but what was interesting was the history of this Hornet.

The owner had gotten in interest in Hornets a few years ago and started shopping around to find one. As you might imagine, there were not very many and those that were available were cheap, ie under $3K. He found one for $3K and offered $1500 and settled for $1600. When he got it home, he found out why. Hudson’s were unibody, ie, no frame and this one was badly rusted. That began his adventure to build a frame, mount the drive gear onto it and a beautiful Chrysler 460CI with twin four-barrel carbs, headers, cutoffs and more. He added disk brakes on the front, a new steering wheel system, traction bars and a front hood along the lines of an E-type. New bucket seats, electric windows and more. Quite a machine. And he and his friends built it themselves. Quite a feat. You do not see something like this at our Cars & Coffee.

As for the other cars, you have to look carefully at the hood of the Hornet and you can see them in the reflection. Not as nice a shot as our friend, Dave Hogan might do, but I am catching on!

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Sep 17-19BRR-PCA Smith Mountain Lake Charity TourSmith Mountain LakeMore Details
Sep 25BRR-PCA Cars N' Coffee - Southern Plenty CafeSouthern Plenty CafeMore Details
Oct 17BRR-PCA 40th Anniversary CelebrationVinton War MemorialRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Nov 14BRR-PCA Swannanoa TourSwannanoaMore Details

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

https://www.vafestivalofthewheel.com/

Don’t Forget – 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. Click on the image above for more information.

VIR Porsche Corral Tickets

Dave Hogan says: “VIR Porsche Corral tickets are for sale now. I do not see any Zone 2 volunteer requests yet.”

PORSCHE CORRAL- Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway on Oct 8, 2021 8:00 AM (etix.com)

SAVE THE DATE

Cars & Coffee – September

Our CarsnCoffee for September will be held on Saturday September 25 2021 At Southern Plenty Cafe

206 Main St, South Boston VA 24592

At 0930 hrs.

For those wishing to drive together in a line at moderate speeds, we will perform the art of the seldom seen two-part caravan´╗┐.

For members NOT located in the Lynchburg area, we will be meeting up at the One Stop Mart located near the intersection of VA Rte 40 and Rte 29 S in Gretna VA and take some back roads to South Boston. Please be ready to ooze off at 0800 hrs sharp.

Lynchburg area members will meet up at Colonial Restaurant

8790 Wards Rd, Rustburg VA 24588

We will depart towards Gretna at 0720 hrs sharp.

This CnC will require an RSVP by Wednesday September 22 before Noon Following breakfast those who wish can proceed to V. I. R for the Hagerty/SVRA event Details below Hope to see everyone there

Hogan’s Corner

Jerry and Dan welcome us back to the Porsche Corral at the 2013 VIR ALMS race.

Advertiser of the Month

Opportunity

Great Opportunity – Seeking members to offer their name as a candidate for the BRR-PCA Board and specifically the position of Secretary.  Many thanks to Dan DeHart, not only for serving in this position for the past 3 years, but also for all of his years on the Board serving as President, Membership Chair, and more.  Its members like Dan that keep our club running in overdrive! So follow Dan’s lead and step up to help your club.  Contact Reid Kuder, president@brr-pca.org, or any Officer to discuss the role.  

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