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Category for articles to appear in the Blue Ridge Blogger section. These posts make up the weekly newsletter.

Blog 7/4/2022

Membership New Members No new members this entire month! If you see a Porsche, invite them to join. We have had 18 new members this year. Currently there are 196 Primary members and 118 Affiliate members for a total of 314 members! Emails from Members Thanks very much for welcoming us new members to the tour to Smith Mountain Lake last weekend! We really enjoyed it and appreciate the hard work that went into organizing it.  We look forward to participating in future events with the club! With best regards,  Pete and Kathleen Engel  1988 944 Glad you enjoyed the event!…

Blog 6/27/2022

Members No new members this week. Activities 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…

Blog – 6/20/2022

Membership No new members this week. Activities BRR-PCA Charity Fun Run, Picnic & New Members’ Greeting Sat, Jun 25, 2022 Sign up NOW! The Blue Ridge Region PCA will be having a members’ picnic at Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday, June 25th.  In addition to the picnic, there will be the opportunity to tour a local private car collection, make a donation to a local charity, and see other sites with a tour ending at the picnic.  This will also be a new members’ social, with special deals for those who have recently joined our region.  The day will begin as…

Blog 06/13/2022

Members No new members this week. Activities BRR-PCA Charity Fun Run, Picnic & New Members’ Greeting Sat, Jun 25, 2022 Sign up NOW! The Blue Ridge Region PCA will be having a members’ picnic at Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday, June 25th.  In addition to the picnic, there will be the opportunity to tour a local private car collection, make a donation to a local charity, and see other sites with a tour ending at the picnic.  This will also be a new members’ social, with special deals for those who have recently joined our region.  The day will begin as…

Blog 06/06/22

Membership New Members No new members this week. Emails from Members From time to time I get notes from members about the content of the blog. Last week, Hi, Pete. Thanks for all you do with the BRR blog.  I enjoyed reading about the RUKUS 22; however, I’d like to have known about it beforehand so I could have gone over and at least looked at all of the air-cooled cars (since I just have a water-cooled Cayman!).  Please let us know if this meeting returns next year.  I could be wrong, but I think the Greenbrier Concours also took…

Blog 5/29/2022

Members New Members Welcome to Stephen Blanchard from Lynchburg, VA who started as a PCA Test Drive Subscriber. Stephen drives a 2014 Cayman. Stories RUKUS ‘22 A few weeks ago now close to 80 air cooled Porsches began arriving in the Star City for the second annual Rukus ’22.  Folks come to this event from Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, New York and everywhere else in between.  This event is not a car show! These cars are driven to the event, driven during the event and driven home.  This year we had one 356, a few 912’s and the rest…

Blog 5/23/2022

Members New Members No new members this week. Stories The Spring Thing 2022  This past weekend, the Smoky Mountain PCA held its 46th Spring Thing. This has become an East Tennessee tradition. They were at the beautiful Carnegie Hotel/Millennium Center in Johnson City, TN.  Activities included:       Saturday – Concours d’elegance/Drive Tour or Gimmick Rally/Awards Banquet       Sunday – Autocross at Bristol Motor Speedway Concours The Concours was held Saturday morning from 9:00-11:00 AM in the parking garage, on the roof on a beautiful sunny day. The trophies were awarded at the Awards Banquet. A Concours is…

Blog 5/15/2022

Membership New Members No new members this week. Stories For those of you who ventured out this past Saturday for the Cars N Coffee, we had a terrific time. Shawsville is located just north of Christiansburg at the base of the mountain. A neat little town that was bypassed when I-81 was built but readily accessible along Route 11. Perhaps 30 people attended and enjoyed a delightful breakfast at Hale’s Restaurant. Following breakfast, many of us traveled over to Duncan Imports, a dealer of exotic and bizarre autos, located in Christiansburg. Bizarre is an understatement. I have never seen so…

Blog 5/8/2022

Membership Welcome to David Kirk. David drives a 2018 Macan and lives in Princeton, WV, Also, welcome to Doug Henderson. Doug has transferred from Hawaii and now resides in Forest, VA. He brings his 1966 Porsche 912. Events Cars ‘n Coffee Sat, May 14, 2022 A Cars N’ Coffee event for Blue Ridge Region PCA members only on May 14, 2022 beginning at 9:30 AM at Hale’s Restaraunt in Shawsville, VA.  For those inclined we are invited to tour Duncan Imports, a dealer of exotic and bizarre autos (neayby), after the Cars N’ Coffee.  Capacity is limited and the primary must be…

Blog 5/2/2022

Membership New Members No new members this week. Member Stories I lost a friend this past week, as we all do from time to time. George James, ,who recently moved to Smith Mountain Lake from Northern Virginia. George was just 67. George leaves behind his wife, Suzanne Pender and two sons, Patrick and Kevin. George was a long time PCA member and Club Racer. I spend many fun weekends with him on and off the track. George and Sue were just settling in and refurbishing their new home on the lake. You would have had the chance to meet him,…