Blue Ridge Region

Category: Blue Ridge Blogger

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

Blog 9-13-2021

Members Welcome to Kenneth Fore from Lynchburg. Ken has a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Activities BRR-PCA 40th Anniversary – Registration is open for our 40th Anniversary Celebration!  Early birds get the best deal through September 25th.  See the Information page or the REGISTRATION  site for info and to sign up. Covid Precautions – All attendees are required to wear masks while indoors except when seated and are strongly encouraged to do so while outside.  We will have an ample supply of masks on hand for all.   Also, food service workers will be masked at all times and our caterer follows strict procedures. The…

Blog – 9/6/21

Members No new members this week. Activities BRR-PCA 40th Anniversary Celebration Registration opens Monday, September 6 at 10:00am for our 40th Anniversary Celebration, which is taking place at the Vinton War Memorial on October 17, 2021 beginning at 4:00pm.  Full details and registration are on our Motorsportreg Page.  Register by September 25th to get the early bird deal!  Charter Members will be sent a discount code in recognition of their VIP status.  Please email specialevent@brr-pca.org with any questions or if you cannot use Motorsportreg. Register here! Cars & Coffee – September 25 RSVP Gents Our CarsnCoffee for September will be held on Saturday September 25 2021…

Blue Ridge Blog – 8/30/2021

Members 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. Member Stories 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…

Blog – 8/23/21

Members Welcome to Alvin Johnston of Roanoke, VA. Alvin has a 2020 911 Carrera 4S. Heard from Gary Templeton this past Friday. He reports that he is back home and enjoying his favorite chair! He had bypass surgery but should be back with everyone in about 12 weeks. Give him a call or send him a note. Member Stories David Chatntoo sent me some pictures coupled with an interesting story. David has this beautiful 356 coupe. He did not share his history of his ownership but apparently along the way met an artist named Volker Nisch. Volker produced an interesting…

Blog – 8/16/21

Members Welcome to Philip Schall of Radford, VA. Philip has a 2012 911 Carrera! Well wishes for a speedy recovery for Gary Templeton after his recent surgery! Also, best wishes to Kenny Wingfield on his recovery after his accident on his Harley. And of course, a shout out to Dick Hatch, now at the Harmony Collection at 4414 Pleasant Ridge Road. Stop by and say hello! Found this on Facebook. – Today, Laura Hogan (right) won a gas gift card at Cars & Coffee Lynchburg. The winning ticket was drawn by her great nephew, Landon. Activities Festival of the Wheel…

Blog – 8/9/21

Blue Ridge Blog Members New Members Welcome to Larry Lamanaca who transferred here from Florida. Larry has a 2916 Porsche 911 Turbo S! Welcome to Michael Anderson from Radford, VA. Michael drives an 2021 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Old Members Don’t forget Dick Hatch has moved to a new location. Harmony Collection 4414 Pheasant Ridge Road Roanoke, VA 24014 Room H416 (540) 685-0523 Kenny Wingfield had an accident on his Harley last weekend and ended up with seven broken ribs and a punctured lung.  He was in Roanoke Memorial Hospital but may be home now. Give him a call. His mobile…

Blog – 8/2/2021

BRR Blog Members New Members Welcome to Gary Roach who lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Old Members Dick Hatch has moved to a new location. He is at assisted living memory care center. Harmony Collection 4414 Pheasant Ridge Road Roanoke, VA 24014 Room H416 (540) 685-0523 I visited with him last week. Nothing wrong with his memory. Nor with Caryl’s. We had a nice chat about the old picture books that Caryl painstakingly put together in the early days of the club. Take a look at our Blast from the Past section to see some of the old days of the…

Blog – 3/8/2021

March 8 The Blue Ridge Blogger The Blue Ridge Region Welcomes . . . . New Members . . . Tom Goering who lives in Madison, VA and has a Red 1986 944 Porsche Joel Hailey of Lynchburg, VA and has a Black 1989 944 S2 Porsche , and a Metallic Black 1980 911 Porsche and a Malaga Red 1975 Porsche 914 Eric Hansen who lives in Moneta and has a Silver 2015 Cayman GTS Porsche Brent Holley who lives in Daniels, WV and has a Silver 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet David Kinsler who lives in Roanoke and has a Carmine…