Notes from Vic Rola, our Zone 3 Representative

The Music Stadt Region is announcing their spring premier event – Concours in the Park … May 20th. Contact Mike Moody at … michael.moody1@gmail.com … for additional information.

The end of April will include Smoky Mountain Regions annual multi-event weekend … Spring Thing. There may still be spots available at this writing. Contact Region President, Rich McGowan for more information … 423.748.5778.

Treffen Asheville … REMINDER!!! Treffen Asheville is expected to sell out in short fashion, once registration opens. So…make sure to get in early! Registration opens on Wednesday, May 24th, at 3:00PM EDT. The Treffen event dates, once again, are September 20-24, 2017. The Treffen will HQ at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC.

Amelia Island Concours…wow! If you missed this event, along with the Werks Reunion there on Friday of that weekend…you missed a big one! The Werks Reunion (a PCA event), was a home run in its inaugural year. Registrants had to be cut off at 650 cars. There was a corral for Porsche parking, and then there was an area for Porsches to be judged. Once judged, winning cars were driven to a ‘stage’ area for its owner to be interviewed for the crowd. Quite nice. Kudos go out to the PCA National Staff for putting this one together. One has to assume it’s going to happen again in 2018 (and beyond). Why let the guys on the left coast have all the fun?

Just read (after viewing the event on TV several times during its running) the results of the Weather Tech sponsored Sebring 12 Hour. What a disappointing finish for both of the new mid-engined RSR’s! Eight and ninth out of the field of GTLM cars. Finishing like that, does that mean they’re competitive with each other, but no one else?

The Carolinas Region has several super events coming up … April 21 – Carolinas Region Tour of OPD/PEC; April 28 – Blowing Rock Tour; April 29 – Porsche Trails Experience, Off Road Drive in Uwharrie National Forest, Albemarle, NC; May 6-7 - HPDE at Atlanta Motorsports Park, Dawsonville, GA; .June 9-11, Sommerfest - Multi-event weekend at Sheraton Imperial, Durham NC. If you have an interest in any of these, contact Brian Powell, at … bpowell1960@att.net.

Let’s not forget the Barber Historics in May…19th thru the 21st, at Barber Motorsports in Birmingham, AL.

And finally…a non-PCA event, but a huge Porsche gathering annually. The Trissl Sports Cars Uber Region Fest, May 5 and 6, in Florence, AL. Register at www.trisslsportscars.com/urf4.

See you at the next PCA event…

Vic Rola
Zone 3 Representative