The Tennessee Region PCA is proud to announce the 11th Winterfest, February 17-18.

This is the second in a series by Howard LaPlante on his early experiences with cars.

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Picnic @ Long Meadow Park in The Ramble in Asheville on Saturday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m.

This is the fourth year for this event with the first three years being a huge success. It’s a pot luck event with everyone contributing an appetizer, side dish or dessert. The region will provide the main dish, Broasted Chicken from Little Pigs BBQ in Asheville. Cost is $10 per person to cover table, chair and pavilion rental.

We held our December Mixer at the Thirsty Monk South.

July MixerAbout 20 members attended the first Appalachian Region social mixer on July 13, 2016 at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River.

Registration opened 12/15 to show your Porsche at the Amelia Island Werks Reunion.

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Appalachian Region member Doug McKee sent us descriptions of some interesting car shows he attended this year in case you are thinking of attending one in 2017.


Yesterday, our Treasurer, Matt Pohsweg, received an email request apparently from me ( to wire over $8,0000 to a California bank. Fortunately he was properly suspicious and quickly found the e-mail to be bogus.

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Drive & DineThis proved to be a very popular trip with 24 members signing up; for the first time, we had to close registration for a drive and dine.

HolidayThe Appalachian Region held its annual Holiday/Christmas Party, hosted jointly by the Region and Porsche Asheville on December 8 to benefit the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County.

Our club has various social events throughout the year. This provides an excellent opportunity for members to get together in an informal environment, share car stories and enjoy each others company. Our Social Mixer will be held the second Wednesday of each month with the locations varying throughout the year. On July 13th we'll meet at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Start time 5:30 p.m.; please join us and get to know your fellow club member.

Appalachian Region-PCA Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday 12/3/2016, 10 am – Country Club of Asheville, Fireside Room

As a reminder, June is a little different: our Board meeting is still this Thursday (Porsche Asheville conference room, 4pm) but our Drive& Dine is not this Saturday as would be normal: it is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th, to correspond with the Highlands Motoring Festival.

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Just a quick note about upcoming events:

Before we all get caught up in Thanksgiving, please consider RSVP'ing for the Appalachian Region Holiday/Christmas Party to be held on Thursday, December 8th from 6 to 8 pm at Porsche Asheville, 621 Brevard Road, Asheville.

May 2016 DnDOn another sunny day in the western North Carolina mountains, a group of Appalachian members took a senic tour to the very popular Red Bridges BBQ in Shelby.

MixerIn November, we held our monthy Social Mixer at the Thirsty Monk North in Woodfin.

On Saturday June 11th we have a planned a great day of driving and dining with a final stop Higlands NC for the Highlands Motoring Festival. We will be meeting at a coffee shop in Brevard, NC and then taking some curvy roads to a luncg spot in Saphire. The start will be at the Brighter Day Coffee located at 102 College Station Dr, Brevard, NC 28712 with Lunch at the  in Saphire Mountain Brewing Company. Then of to Highlands, NC and the motoring Festival. Please arrive no later than 9:30am so that you have time to sign the release form and socialize.


Registration will open soon.

Here’s your invitation to the Appalachian Region – PCA Holiday/Christmas Gathering to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County.

Just a quick note about upcoming events:

Several events are coming up.

Carl von Schummer spent a day at Smokey Mountain Region's Spring Thing. Here's his report.

VA Car ShowThe Charles George VA medical Center held their 6th annual “Saluting Our Veterans” car and bike show.

PCNA is looking for a few good (concours quality, bone stock) Boxsters.

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Just a quick note: three upcoming events, a reminder and a notice;

The 'Saluting Our Veterans' car show will be held at the Charles George VA Medical Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. it is our November club event. If you haven't registered, you may do so at the show. Even if you don't plan to show your car and you have some time tomorrow, please show up to support our veterans and their recreational therapy programs.

Treffen NAThis is PCA's newest National event, and it takes the place of PCA Escape. This first event will take place in Olympic Valley, California.

Vanessa Becker, wife of Ron Becker, died on Thursday, October 27th. 

Now is the time to plan on joining your Porsche-loving friends and register for Appalachian Adventure, August 12-14 2016, Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Lake, North Carolina. Onsite accommodations are available at the resort at a group rate. The Resort will release their hold on our block of rooms on May 12th and will not guarantee room availability beyond that date.

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Lego 911Thanks to Michael Dietzel for finding this story of a different kind of kit car.

As a quick update, we have several events coming up.

On Saturday May 7th we have a planned a great day of driving, museum visit and a final stop at a bracket winning Barbeque Eatery in Shelby NC.

EuroThis took place on October 22 in Greenville, SC.

New 911 UnveillingOn April 14 Porsche Asheville unveiled the 2017 Carrera at an invitation-only gala at the Asheville Art Museum.

This week, we have two events on Wednesday, October 12th:

in Robinsville, NC, on the Cheoah River, about 25 miles from the Fontana Village Resort.

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You probably noticed that iIn early March we moved our Website to a new host. Since then, we've added several new features to make it more useful, interesting, and easy to use.

After trying to drive the planned Leaf Tour Drive and Dine, the route has changed.

Type 64In October 2013, members of the Mountain Area, Carolinas Region visited the North Carolina Museum of Art to see the Porsche by Design exhibit, which celetrated the 50th anniversary of the 911. The pictures are old; the cars are timeless.

OPDThe first Willkommen (Welcome) to the new Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) Headquarters was sponsored by PCNA and the Peachstate Region on September 21.

Appalachian Adventure is taking shape quickly; here are some updates.

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Twenty Appalachian Region members enjoy the mountain roads of western North Carolina on a beautiful spring day.

We have a pretty busy next couple of weeks: as reminder all Appalachian Region activities (and other car-related events) can be found on our website Events page.

Amelia IslandSteve Goodman shared his pictures of this classic concours.

Coming up this week, we have a social mixer at Highlands Brewing (12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville) on Wednesday from 5 to 7pm.  We will meet on the rooftop unless the weather dictates otherwise; food truck(s) will be on site for food.

Steve and Mary Jo Goodman took advantage of our area's fine roads, weather, and restaurants.

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As the weather turns nicer here in Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Region gets into ‘full song’, it’s time to drive!

PicnicThis was the fourth year for this event and it was a big success with 62 members attending.

We had a great turnout at Stuttgart Motorwerks on a beautiful Saturday morning; I saw a lot of new faces and I apologize for not getting around to meet you.

This takes place at the Ramble on Saturday, September 3, beginning at 5 p.m.

March MeetingThe region returned to Pete Martin's shop to absorb some tech discussion.

The first Appalachian Adventure is in the books: we had over 100 participants with over 50 Porsches in attendance. It was a great success (with a few ‘gitches’) and we raised $1300 for Manna FoodBank:

The Appalachian Region - Porsche Club of America announces Appalachian Adventure-2016 at the Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam, North Carolina, August 12-14, 2016.

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In order to improve our Region, two quick 10-question surveys have been developed to gather feedback regarding experience and preference of our membership. All Region members, primary and associate, are encouraged to complete both surveys:

AdventureOn August 12-14, the Appalachian Region held its first annual Appalachian Adventure in August at the Fontana Village Resort in far-western North Carolina, eight miles from the (in)famous ‘Tail of the Dragon’, three miles from the Fontana Dam.

Jan Davis TiresTwenty-four Appalachian members attended our February 6th meeting at  Jan Davis Tire Store in Asheville. Jan Davis, Robert Allen, and Rich Davis discussed a number of topics,

Summer and fall will be busy in the Appalachian Region. Peter highlights the events.

Wow! Almost a month has passed since my last communication! Our next event is a Tire Tech session at Jan Davis Tire Store in downtown Asheville at 209 Patton Avenue, 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 6th, with coffee, donuts and possibly ‘giveaways’ provided courtesy of Jan Davis.

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Fat Cat CustomsOur first meeting of 2016 featured Richard Booher and Britney Irwin of Fat Cat Customs, who discussed and demonstrated the installation of clear car bras.

Put this on your calendar today: our Annual Picnic and New Member Social will be held at Long Meadow Park/The Ramble in Asheville on Saturday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m.

I would like to wish everyone a safe, prosperous and happy 2016. I am looking forward to serving you for the next two years as your president and I am particularly excited about our upcoming Appalachian Adventure, 12-14 August 2016, and Treffen 2017- Asheville, 20-24 September 2017.