The High Country Drive was originally billed as a leaf tour, but the weather and the trees just did not cooperate.

We’ve all done Porsche driving tours and displays, but how many of you have been in a 100 Porsche-only parade down a town’s Main Street?

SocialAs is usual when we meet at Sierra Nevada, our October mixer was well attended.

On today’s scouting drive from Asheville to Brevard we certainly experienced the “wasser” part of the title.

This is a reminder that our first APR PCA group track event is scheduled for June 2nd and 3rd at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Ga and will be sponsored by Coastal Empire PCA.

The September 22 Breakfast Ramble turned into a Drive and Dine when a group of 11 cars decided to drive NC-80, the Devil’s Whip as a caravan on their way to Little Switzerland for this month’s breakfast social.

Our next track event is at Virginia International Raceway on November 17-18. Registration is now open and it is filling fast with over 125 registered since Monday!

Twelve Appalachian members assembled at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain for our monthly social, with occociasional breaks for test drives.

More and more members now own a Porsche SUV or have some other SUV in their garage. Let’s take your SUV off the beaten path with a first-ever off-road drive and dine using Forest Service roads for a different drive experience.

The Appalachian Region, Porsche Club of America is hosting Appalachian Adventure at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Young Harris, GA on August 17-19, 2018.

The Appalachian Region is committed to the support of Manna FoodBank which serves the same 16 WNC counties that compose our Region. September is Hunger Action Month and Manna is in need of additional special event volunteers.

The September Drive and Dine saw a record number of participants as we drove the Cheese Trail from Hendersonville to Fairview to Black Mountain.

Appalachian AdventureThe Appalachian Region held its annual Appalachian Adventure this year at the Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in north Georgia. Approximately 100 attendees representing 10 different Regions arrived in 50 Porsches and enjoyed a weekend of beautiful drives and Porsche-centered events.

Fifty-four members have completed the survey that we ran last month, and I think we have a good picture of our members' interests.

Time is running out with less than two weeks to go until our second Driver Education event of 2018 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC on Sept 8-9.

90 Porsches, Multi-State Drives, a Parade and a Display for the First Luft, Wasser & Brevard

There continue to be recent incidents of scammers, posing as a region officer or event chair, sending an email to a fellow region officer or event chair requesting money or gift cards as rewards or to pay a vendor.

April provides a lot of different opportunities to join in Region/PCA activities: as always, planning and social events are significant ongoing activities:

The Appalachian Region of PCA has finalized the events for the upcoming months and registration is now open.  We have been “selling out” these events so the sooner you sign up the better.

Medinas“Porsches over Lunch” saw 18 Porsches with 30 drivers and navigators ramble their way to Medinas Village Bistro in Chimney Rock.

Irish RambleThe last minute plan for the Irish Ramble at Lulu’s on Main in Sylva, North Carolina to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day turned into a full-blown rumble as the event quickly escalated from a 15 person event to 34+ members.

Our Fall track event is scheduled for September 8th and 9th at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) near Camden, SC and will be sponsored by the Carolinas Region PCA. This is a two day Driver's Education (DE) event and is open for registration.

We held our March social mixer at the Sierra Nevada Taproom on a chilly evening.

Appalachian Region Vice President Don Therien and his wife Lee, were active participants and winners at the Porsche Parade competing with their 2018 Macan GTS.

July 8th through 14th, 2018 marked the 63rd Annual Porsche Parade at The Lake of the Ozarks, Tan-Tar-A resort located in Osage Beach, Missouri.

On March 9, 2018 the PCA-sponsored Werks Reunion for the east coast was held at the Omni Resort on Amelia Island, Florida.

Irish Green is the chosen color of the Porsche family personal vehicles so it is only fitting that the PCA Appalachian Region celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as friends/club with a drive and a traditional Irish meal.

As a reminder, the Region is offering a 10% discount on AR Goodie Store apparel through July 15th: just a few days left before this deal expires.

At the December Holiday/Christmas party, Michael Dietzel won the grand prize, a certificate for the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta or One Porsche Drive (OPD). This is his report on the experience.

We held our July Mixer at the Casual Pint on Hendersonville Road in Asheville, enjoying their food and drink.


The Appalachian Region, Porsche Club of America is hosting Appalachian Adventure at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Young Harris, GA on August 17-19, 2018.

Our first APR Autocross event is at the Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds in Laurens, SC on Sunday July 8, 2018 and is sponsored by the Carolinas Region PCA.

It was great to see so many of you at the Annual Picnic/New Member Social!! We had 33 new members attend amongst a group of 80+ attendees!

Every road-going Porsche from the 356 up to today’s modern 911 can trace its roots to a race car that came before it.

CAN_AMThis article by Appalachian member Roger Gilmore originally appeared in the Sonnenschein PCA Newsletter on September 2014.

The Appalachian Region has quite a few activities scheduled over the next couple of months.

 

On June 9 80 of us met to welcome new Appalachian region members and enjoy each others' company.

Roebling RoadOur first APR Driver Education event at Roebling Road last weekend was a success and all had a great time!

Feb TechAPR Member, Rob Wallace made an outstanding presentation on engine systems to a standing-room-only crowd.

PCA Parade will be held at the Lake of the Ozarks Tan-Tar-A Resort on July 8-14 2018.

CashiersThe new Breakfast Socials continue to be a hit with club members as the recent Breakfast at the Randevu in Cashiers, NC saw 21 cars with 36 participants register to participate.

It was good to see so many of our Region members at the UNCA STEAM Studio with UNCA Motorsports!

The Appalachian Region has two chairs that have requested formation of committees to oversee activities:

Our room block at the Ridges Resort at Lake Chatuge for the 2018 Appalachian Adventure expires on May 16th: if you are planning to attend and have not yet reserved a room, best do it today (call the resort at 706-896-2262).

There are several upcoming regional/national PCA event registration dates to highlight:

About a dozen Appalachian met at the Thirsty Monk South for our monthly social mixer.

Porsche has made available owner manuals for models back to 2009.

Luft-WasserWhen the three-year old Appalachian Region started planning the new Luft Wasser event to bring the air-cooled owners and water-cooled owners together in a Porsche Celebration the goal was 30 Porsches.

STEAMAt our first meeting of 2018 we toured the UNC Asheville's Scirence, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Studio.

Besides the Board meeting coming up on Thursday (Porsche Asheville conference room at 4pm), I am really looking forward to Luft, Wasser & Brevard coming up this Saturday!

...just a quick reminder of AR-PCA events scheduled this month: