Blog – 8/30/2021
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.
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.
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!
Blue Ridge Region PCA Events
|Mar 22||BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee/Lunch - Lynchburg||The Neighbors Place||More Details|
|Apr 12||BRR-PCA Executive Board Meeting||Sportscar Clinic|
|Apr 15||BRR-PCA Cars N Coffee - SML||Old Oak Cafe|
|May 10||BRR-PCA Full Board Meeting||BRR-PCA Location TBD||More Details|
|Jun 14||BRR-PCA Executive Board Meeting||Sportscar Clinic||More Details|
|Jul 12||BRR-PCA Executive Board Meeting||Sportscar Clinic||More Details|
|Aug 9||BRR-PCA Full Board Meeting||BRR-PCA Location TBD||More Details|
|Sep 13||BRR-PCA Executive Board Meeting||Sportscar Clinic||More Details|
|Oct 11||BRR-PCA Executive Board Meeting||Sportscar Clinic||More Details|
|Nov 8||BRR-PCA Full Board Meeting||BRR-PCA Location TBD||More Details|
|Dec 13||BRR-PCA Executive Board Meeting||Sportscar Clinic||More Details|
Festival of the Wheel – Charlottesville, September 3, 4, 5
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
Jerry and Dan welcome us back to the Porsche Corral at the 2013 VIR ALMS race.
Advertiser of the Month
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, email@example.com, or any Officer to discuss the role.
Porsche Gone Bad