Blue Ridge Blogger

  • Blog 1/30/2023

    Membership

    Well, no new members to report this week.

    The real reason is that I am in Florida, enjoying the sun! Hope it is warm back home, but, whatever! Just wanted to make sure you are kept informed of the upcoming activities.

    Activities

    Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

    DateNameVenue 
    Feb 8BRR-PCA Board MeetingSportscar ClinicRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
    Feb 11BRR-PCA Annual Planning MeetingThe Green GoatRegister now on MotorsportReg.com
    Mar 8BRR-PCA Board MeetingSportscar ClinicMore Details

    Cars and Coffee

    The next Cars and Coffee is at the Green Goat at 9:30AM on February 11th. The Green Goat is located at:

    802 Wiley Dr SW,
    Roanoke, VA 24015

    (540) 904-6091
    greengoat2015@brradmin

    It will be followed by the Annual Planning Meeting.

    Spring Street Survival on the Schedule

    We are planning to schedule a Street Survival School this spring. It looks like April 16, 2023, is our best date available with the Salem Civic Center. That is a week after Easter. There are other possibilities in the fall, and we may entertain that as well, but I think we all agree that Spring potentially offers better weather and more daylight!

    Put this date on your schedule. We will need volunteers, in car instructors and a registration crew.

    Annual Planning Meeting

    All Blue Ridge Region PCA members are invited and encouraged to attend our Annual Planning Meeting on Saturday February 11, 2023 from 9:30am to 12:00pm.  In addition to great food and socializing with other club members this event is where you can help us decide the types and number of events that we will conduct in 2023.  All members’ ideas for social, driving, charity events are more are welcome and needed.  Attendees are also encouraged to let us know which events they are interested in attending.  So … come on out and help drive the direction and map our travels through 2023!

    We need to plan now so we are positioned to have events this year!  

    Come have fun and help make this a great year!

    Motorsports

    Porsche Tops Field in the 5th Roar in the Wet

    With rain starting more than an hour before the beginning of the two hour final test session of the Roar Before the 24, the only one run in full darkness, less than half the 61 entries ventured onto the track. Nick Tandy, in the No. 6 Porsche Penske Motorsports 963, posted to the top time late in the session, a 1m46.359s lap, about 11s slower than fast times set in the other sessions. His co-driver, Mathieu Jaminet had held the fast time until that point, when Tandy went a hundredth faster. Click here for more.

    Acura beats Porsche to pole for 2023 Daytona 24 Hours


    The IMSA SportsCar Championship’s new GTP era has begun with a thrilling battle between Acura and Porsche being resolved in the favour of Tom Blomqvist’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura.

    The race starts at 1:40PM on January 28th. That is TODAY!

    Glory Days of Racing

    Spa Summer Classic

    Hogan’s Corner

    Who eats doughnuts before eating brunch? Several Blue Ridge members do.

    Porsche Gone Bad

    First

    This car has everything, Email and Bacon!

    Second

    Our History!

    Finally

    I found the Whatchamacallit!