First of all, thank you for the huge response to the ask for Treffen volunteers! Treffen Drive Leads, Mids and Sweeps are still needed but we are much closer to goal numbers.

More on that in a later email.

On the AR-PCA event horizon:

  • AR Board Meeting on Thursday, March 2nd at 4pm in the conference room at Porsche Asheville. All members are welcome to attend.
  • AR Drive and Dine on Saturday, March 4th - weather permitting. We will meet at the Ingles parking lot in Fairview at 9:30am. The drive should take 2.5 hours and we are attempting to arrange lunch at Larkin's on the Lake in Lake Lure. This is a planned Treffen Drive. In case of inclement weather, a tour of the UNCA STEAM studio has been arranged.
  • AR Social on Wednesday, March 8th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This month we visit the Southern Appalachian Brewery tasting room in Hendersonville, 822 Locust St. Please wear your name badges!
  • Treffen Asheville Committee Meeting on Saturday, March 11th at 10am in the conference room at Porsche Asheville. All members interested in supporting the Treffen effort are invited to attend.

In other news, I attended the Zone 3 Presidents Meeting this past Saturday at One Porsche Drive (PCNA Headquarters in Atlanta). Our host, Paul Gregor, Manager - Porsche Clubs North America, announced that there is now a program in place to host PCA regions (Willkommen). Paul soon returns to Germany; I will try to arrange a Willkommen for AR members with the incoming manager, Mark Harston.

One of the highlights were 'Demo Laps' with the Driving Experience instructors: I rode along in a 2017 Targa. Even with a wet track, it was awesome!! The 'Driving Experience' is definitely on my bucket list. There is also a driving simulation lab where you can race 5 of your buddies on any track on which Porsche races; soon, the simulation can include 6 drivers in the new Porsche Experience Center in Carson, California.

By the way, did you know you can have your new Porsche delivered to OPD? This no-cost option includes one-on-one review of car features, a driving experience in a 'like' Porsche with identical vehicle setup and lunch in the 356 café!

I hope to see you at an event soon!

Peter GrahamPeter