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Blog 1/24/2022

Membership New Members No new members this week. Latest Blau Rain Read the January 2022 edition of Blau Rain online! Limited print versions will be available soon. Racing Porsche 904 Be sure to turn on the sound. Click Here 24 Hours of Daytona The big race is next week. I counted just four Porsche entries. Interested in who is running this year? Click Here Racing in the Snow Gilles Villeneuve – Kawartha Cup, Peterborough, Ontario – 1975 Changes at VIR For the many of you who have driven VIR or even watched races there, you are aware of the long back straight…

Blog 1-10-2022

Membership New Members No new members this week. Zone 2 Treasurer PCA Zone 2 is seeking a volunteer to assume the role of Zone 2 Treasurer. For more information reach out to the Zone 2 Representative. Activities Porsche Parade 2022 Porsche Parade 2022 will be taking place at Kalahari Resort, Pocono Manor, PA, Sunday June 12, 2022 to Saturday June 18, 2022. Registration is expected to open February 2nd. These events fill fast so act accordingly if interested. Latest Blau Rain Read the January 2022 edition of Blau Rain online! Limited print versions will be available soon. Racing Remember the Chapparal? Here is…

Blog 1/3/2022

Members I thought it would be nice to again recognize all the new members that we had in 2021. Our club’s future lies in your hands. We welcome you and encourage you to get involved. I look forward to meeting you all. Driving I thought this video of Summit Point Raceway would be interesting to those of you who have not been to the track and to those who have not yet seen the improvements in Turns 1 and 2. Click here Porsche Gone Bad Please, Do Not Drive Your Boxster With a Bumper Cover in the Trunk Click Here…

Blog 12/27/2021

Members New Members Welcome to Pete Enbel. Pete recently transferred from Potomac Region and lives in Roanoke. Pete has a 1988 944. Aspiring Members Eddie and Terri Fort shared this picture. “Thought you might like to see the expression of our first granddaughter, Cici, (short for Claudia Camille) when we presented her with her first Porsche.” Activities 24 hours of Daytona – January 29th-30th. Sebring – March 19th Formula One – March 25th – Bahrain Blue Ridge Region 2022 Activities – TBD Hogan’s Corner Picture Review from 2021 Click Here to see more! Mick flashes everyone with his 914 sweater.…

Blog 12/20/2021

Membership New Members Welcome to Chris Schneider and Tonya Goodwin. Chris has a 2011 Cayman S. They live in Fayetteville, WV. We will have to schedule a Cars and Coffee up at Paint Bank this spring! Board Meeting Nothing specifically from the Board meeting other than the final election results. No last minute changes. Be Part of the Blue Ridge Region Fun! The winter is a great time to have fun with a focus more on indoor activities and the club is considering two potential events.  The first would be our annual Membership Meeting and New Member Welcoming Social, which could…

Blog 12/13/2021

Membership Elections Unopposed candidates Kuder (President), Bill Hume (VP), Heinzelman (Secretary) and Smith (Treasurer) are the winners with each candidate receiving 41 votes .  There were no write-in votes. Votes came from 26 primary members and 15 affiliate members, and 9 board members voted.  Our voting guidelines indicated the election would be open through Nov 31, however all ballots were received between 11-02-21 and 11-24-21.  Seven of our ballots did not comply with all of our guidelines but were counted since they were understood and did not alter the outcome.  Kudos for our volunteers who step up to run our club! Membership No…

Blog 12/6/2021

Members No new members this past week. Blue Ridge Region PCA Events Date Name Venue   No upcoming coming events for this organization. Hogan’s Corner Mayberry Drive-in BRR members enjoy the rainbow at Mayberry Drive-in in 2015 Funny and Fun Are You Out There? I am always trying to slip something by my audience. Back in the 11/22 Blog, I posted a story about driving my 1977 Porsche Carrera the previous week at VIR. I included the picture below of me coming out of the Oak Tree corner. No one commented on the picture. I am including it once again…

Blog 11/29/2021

Members No new members this week. Hogan’s Corner Remember last year? By August 2020 we were so anxious to have an event we went picnicking in the rain. Glory Days of Racing A photo of George Follmer in his Lotus 23 Porsche at Riverside in 1965. George won the 1965 USRRC driving championship that year. High Performance Driving As I mentioned, I recently was back at Virginia International Raceway where I was instructing a student. We got into a discussion on driving techniques and I found this interesting site on the internet by Paradigm Shift Racing. http://www.paradigmshiftracing.com They have tons…

Blog 11/22/2021

Members No new members this week. Activities Stories Swannanoa Here are a few more of the wonderful pictures that members sent me for the Blog. Thanks to Donna Templeton, Charles Aird, David Hayes, and Alvin Johnston for the pictures. A Driving Tour to Edelweiss and Swannanoa by Dave Hogan A Weekend at VIR For years I raced my 1977 Porsche Carrera in PCA Club Race and Historic Races. The time came to hang up my spurs and in 2015, I sold the car to one of my students, an airline pilot for Delta. This fall, he called me and offered…

Blog 11/15/2021

Members Welcome to Frank Biscardi, who lives in Boons Mill, VA. Frank drives a 2000 Boxster. Activities Upcoming There are no scheduled activities upcoming at this time. Rumor is that we may have a Newcomer’s Party but nothing is finalized at this time. I suggest that you consider putting the Werks Reunion on your calendar. Friday March 04, 2022 to Friday March 04, 2022 | Event Type: Social 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Save the date for Werks Reunion Amelia Island 2022! Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to the sixth annual Werks Reunion Amelia Island on…