Exercise your Porsche Macan or Cayenne, or other make SUV on the terrain it was designed for: the unpaved, gravel roads of the National Forests surrounding the Asheville area. Rob and Susan Doudrick led our first off-road drive in 2018 and it was a big success so Rob and Susan volunteered to lead Off-the-Beaten Path II.
We’ll have the Safety Briefing at 8:00 a.m. with an 8:15 a.m. departure for a 60 minute drive and conclude with breakfast. Our Porsche sports-car-only drivers can meet up with the SUV drivers for a breakfast ramble at 9:45 a.m. The restaurant is Mills River Restaurant in Mills River.
The 8:00 a.m. Safety Briefing will be at the Ingles on Brevard Road across the street from the Asheville Outlet Mall. At our 8:15 a.m. departure we'll proceed down to the Parkway where we'll drive a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway before connecting with Forest Service Road 5000 off the Parkway. A seven-mile drive through the Pisgah Forest provides a nice easy off-road excursion suitable for Macans and Cayennes, even those with low profile tires.
At the conclusion of the drive we'll stop for a late breakfast and meet-up with the Breakfast Ramble sports car drivers about 9:45 a.m.
Two options exist for registration: 1) SUV drive and breakfast or 2) Breakfast only. We can accommodate only 12 cars on the drive. If that option doesn't appear on the registration form, it means we already have that many, but you are welcome to join us at breakfast.
SUV Drive Meeting Location
Date: July 20, 2019
Safety Briefing: 8:00 a.m.
Departure: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Ingles Market Parking Lot, 863 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC (across the street from the Asheville Outlet Mall)
Restaurant: Mills River Restaurant, 4467 Boyleston Highway, Mills River, NC
TIme: 9:45 a.m.
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Appalachian Adventure August 15-18, 2019
The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia
Concours, Tours, Gimmick Rallye, Socials and a lot of fun with over 70 other Porsche owners.
The Appalachian Region, Porsche Club of America is hosting Appalachian Adventure at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge, 3499 US-76, Hiawassee, GA 30546 on August 15-18, 2019. Located in the mountains of Georgia this promises to be a laid back weekend right on a lake in the middle of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Appalachian Adventure offers a great blend of socializing, driving and sightseeing with over 50 Porsche's expected for the event.
- People Choice Concours (7 plus Classes, depending on registrations, plus Best of Show)
- Gimmick Rallye provides a fun, challenging drive through the mountains for a driver and co-driver
- Mountain Driving Tours (unguided) that will pass wineries, a distillery, several state parks, a waterfalls, Indian petroglyphs and some nice North Georgia Mountain views on the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway. through the mountains.
- Porsche historic quiz with award to the top finisher.
- Social Events including a BBQ, lunches, campfire events and an Awards Banquet
- Shopping and Lake Cruise
- Car Talk with over 70 Porsche owners
- Porsche merchandise and garments will be on site and available from Porsche Asheville. Displays will include new Porsche vehicles and personnel available to answer any questions.
Registration is now open on ClubRegistraiton.net Sign in or set up an account and search Appalachian Adventure.
We suggest that before you sign up that you make a reservation with the hotel to insure a room on the property. The hotel stay at the Ridges at Lake Chatuge is not included in the registration fee and must be reserved separately by contacting The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge directly at 706-896-2262. Mention that you are with the Appalachian Region - Porsche Club to get the group rate until 5/18/19.
For information contact Don Therien, event coordinator at email@example.com.
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This tech session is a visit to Ohlins Advanced Suspension Techonlogy facility in Hendersonville, NC: https://www.ohlinsusa.com/suspension-products/Automotive
Ohlins is a leading global company in preparing automotive suspensions. They offer a Road & Track technology that prepares your vehicle for great road driving experience for your daily driving, but with a turn of a knob it is track ready. A full motorsports package is also available.
The engineers at Ohlins will provide us with a tour of their facility, a suspension seminar from the engineering team and Porsche applications. The specific topics for the day will include:
- Suspension basics
- A tour of the shop
- A dyno shock demonstration
- A demonstration of setting up your suspension using member Richard Berg's 996 911
- Services offered by Ohlins that are applicable to Porsche owners
The day starts at 10:00 am at Ohlins Hendersonville facility located at:
- Ohlins USA
- 703-C South Grove Street
- Hendersonville, NC 28792
- Date: Saturday, January 5, 3019
- Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
See you at Ohlins!
Thanks to Richard Berg for identifying the opportunity and connecting us with Ohlins to make this happen.
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