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.

BreakfastOn April 14 over 20 members of the Region met at its first breakfast ramble.

The region tried something new and different this week – an Art Ramble at the NC Arboretum.  

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The day started cloudy but once the cars were fired up at the start of The Curves of Madison County tour it was sunny and beautiful. 

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

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

AutocrossOn July 8 several members participated in a Carolinas Region autocross as part of our growiing track program.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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


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.

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

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.

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.

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

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).

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

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.

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

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!

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

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?

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

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

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

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.