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Stories of lasting interest

Street Survival – Safer Young Drivers

The basic Drivers Education schools that all young drivers attend are designed to teach truly basic skills to get started with driving. This gets the students to the point where they can obtain their driver’s license. There is much more to learn about driving and dealing with a variety of situations on the road. The Tire Rack Street Survival is a nationwide program designed to increase young driver skills with the goal of helping reduce young driver fatalities. Read more about the program below or visit the Street Survival website.

40th Anniversary a Success!

With much planning and hard work from a few people our 40th Anniversary Celebration, though a year delayed, was held on October 14, 2021. The turnout was great with 94 attendees including several of our founding members, a few of our past President’s, several new members. A number of members commented that it was a great event! The Vinton War Memorial was quite the upscale venue and facilitated socializing, dinner, car show, and silent auction. Our dinner was catered by our own Steve Williams and his staff from Professional Catering, Inc. More than a few attendees said the food was…

Porscheplatz October 9-10, 2021

A review of the Porsche Corral, also know as Porscheplatz, during the 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, which took place at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Thanks to Blue Ridge Region member Dave Hogan for publishing this review. Read the full story.

Blue Ridgers at Verona Autocross

Five of the 42 drivers at Shenandoah’s autocross on June 27 were from Blue Ridge Region.  Sharon and Evans Reynolds shared their 1988 911, Dan and Dawn DeHart shared their gray 2010 Cayman S and Greg Micheal drove his silver 1999 911 all by himself.  Greg did a good job all by himself and was the second quickest Porsche on this day.  Jonathon Newhall in a 2006 Carrera S was the quickest Porsche and William Cruz’s 2021 Toyota Supra was the quickest overall.  A friend of the Blue Ridge Region, Sherry Westfall, took honors in the Ladies Division.  There is…

The BRR Logo Story

Written by Dan DeHart The image now used as Blue Ridge Region’s logo on our window decals, name tags, hats and sew-on patches are from a photo taken by Dave Hogan at the Harveys Knob Overlook (milepost 95.5) on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The original logo was the creation of Claudia Snow, Dave Snow’s wife, who passed some years ago. Several years ago, the Club received a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys for the Blue Ridge Parkway claiming our old logo infringed on their registered images.  There were similarities to both circular images with a roadway curving to the right and…

BRR-PCA Members Bring Joy During Social Distancing

What started out as disappointment became happiness for a young boy and delight for a number of Blue Ridge Region PCA members. The story begins with a message from a BRR-PCA member Todd Beard … I have a small dilemma. My youngest son turned 9 today and he is heartbroken because he can’t really have a party that was planned for Saturday; it was to be Porsche themed, actually cool cars in general.Would anybody in the club be interested in doing a “drive by” for him in our neighborhood? If you don’t think this is appropriate, I understand, but just…