Blog 6/27/2022

Members

No new members this week.

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Aug 20BRR-PCA Cars N' Coffee - Peaks of Otter RestaurantPeaks of Otter RestaurantRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Sep 17BRR-PCA Cars N' Coffee - Dale's DinnerDales DinerRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
Oct 16BRR-PCA TRSS Volunteer Registration Salem Civic CenterRegister now on MotorsportReg.com

Cars and Coffee

A Cars N’ Coffee event for Blue Ridge Region PCA members only on July 16, 2022 beginning at 9:30 AM at Blue Ridge Bagels in Lynchburg, VA.  Capacity is limited and the primary must be a BRR-PCA member. You must RSVP to attend! Others will be asked to leave.

Send your RSVP by July 13 to Gene at social@brr-pca.org and include the number of attendees.

Just a reminder Blue Ridge Bagels set for July 16 is limited to 30 participants 

BRR-PCA Charity and New Member Event

BRR_PCA Members Picnic  & New Members Social – June 25, 2022

Wow!  This past Saturday a group of 43 BRR members enjoyed a fun drive, an awesome picnic, a tour of a fabulous personal garage, celebrated a group of recent new members and raised funds for a local charity.  Those of you who couldn’t make it sure missed a great event!

The day began with 31 cars converging in the parking lot of the O’Reilly Auto Parts store in Moneta Virginia.  With the drivers meeting completed, waivers confirmed, and headlights on the group departed for a 23 mile tour on some fun roads ending at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. 

Upon arrive at the memorial; the cars were parked as a group and our members once again socialized and browsed the cars.  We were joined by Ken and Linda Parker, Curators of the Bedford Boys Tribute Center for a presentation of a donation from our members.  Through the generosity of our members and guests, $2,100 was raised, including an additional donation after the event, for this non-profit organization.

Our group once again fired up our cars, turned on headlights and departed on a 38 mile tour and a series of interesting roads to arrive at our final destination at Smith Mountain Lake.  Through the kindness of a neighbor our cars were parked in a grass lot surrounded by a wooden fence – kind of our own mini-Porsche Corral!  A short walk and we all toured a garage, opened by the graciousness of a member’s neighbor.  There we took in the sites of a number of interesting cars and memorabilia, while chatting with the owner and each other. 

A short walk took us to the house of BRR-PCA members, Jeff and Jennifer Coston, our hosts for the picnic.  Members enjoyed the great outdoor weather, views of Smith Mountain Lake, and a lunch of BBQ, salads, chips, fruit and desserts.  Members enjoyed not just the found, but each other with a lot of conversations and mingling among our members.  The new members were welcomed to our Region and each took a moment to stand to introduce themselves.

Many thanks to Jeff and Jennifer for opening their house to the club and to their neighbors for the parking and the garage tours. 

Of course, an event like this just doesn’t happen on its own.  It takes work and the members who stepped-up to make this event outstanding were:

Many thanks to Jeff and Jennifer Coston, Beth Heinzelman, Gene Reed, and Reggie Pugh; who had the idea for this picnic stepped-up to plan all the details and made this an incredible event!

Link to the Bedford Boys Tribute Center

Hogan’s Corner

Porsche in a Porsche at VIR.

Racing

Ken Block’s Hoonipigasus FIRST START!! Pikes Peak Hill Climb Monster in the Making!

FIRST START FOR THE HOONIPIGASUS! Ken Block teamed up with Mobil 1 to create the wildest, carbon fiber-iest, all wheel driving-iest, and pink-est Porsche 911 to race up Pikes Peak for this year’s International Hill Climb competition, but a creature as mythical as the Hoonipigasus you can’t just plug and play. The fine folks from @BBi …www.youtube.com

Elections

To All Region Presidents, Zone Reps and National Staff

As required per the Manual of National Policies and Procedures (MNPP), I would like to submit to you the Nominating Committee Report for the slate of officers for the Executive Council for the 2023-2024 term.

Click below for the full report.

Nominating Committee Report

In summary,

For President:            Aaron Ambrosino, Hudson Champlain Region

For Vice President:   Ron Gordon, Chesapeake Region

For Secretary:            Todd Benz, Fox Valley Region

For Treasurer:            Richard Strahota, Connecticut Valley and Arizona Regions

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Sincerely,

Todd Benz

National Secretary Porsche Club of America

Porsche Gone Bad

First

A GT3 even a 356 can outrun!

Second

Finally