It seems odd to take 31 Porsches to a British Car Club (BCC) Show but for the second year running, the British Car Club of WNC welcomed the Appalachian Region of PCA to their Autumn in the Mountains show.  The venue at Mills River Brewery was expanded this year so the show could accommodate 300 cars.

The 21st was the third Wednesday in September, which meant it was a social mixer night, this time at the BearWaters Brewery in Canton.

The Smoky Mountain Diner in Hot Springs always provides wonderful food and excellent service, and their back porch is a great spot to enjoy breakfast and share stories with club members.

A group of Appalachian Region drivers couldn’t make the traditional Carolina’s Region Fall Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) track event due to a conflict with Appalachian Adventure, so the group decided to try the September 17 and 18, 2022 “Hooked on Driving” (HOD) CMP driving event.

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Many members were extremely active with taking pictures at Appalachian Adventure ’22 that was held in Blowing Rock, North Carolina the weekend of September 8-11, 2022. What we have set up are galleries for each photographer.  Scroll through them to re-live the weekend.

The Appalachian Adventure ’22 Concours was a wet, soggy event but it still delivered winners in nine classes plus the “Best of Show” winner of Allen Peerson with his 1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet.

Eagerly anticipating our first Appalachian Adventure, on a sunny Thursday we loaded the Cayman, stuffing every available space, and set out for Blowing Rock. We took the back roads, enjoying a leisurely drive along Hwy 70 and 221, cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoying the scenery.

Porsche North America held its Second Annual Sports Car Together Fest over Labor Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Appalachian Region members were there for the weekend driving, volunteering and spectating and enjoying the events and races.

One more week and Appalachian Region is in Blowing Rock celebrating Appalachian Adventure ’22; four days of driving, socializing, showing Porsches and eating some great meals. Over 120 PCA members will be participating this year, our biggest Appalachian Adventure ever.

The early morning cloud cover quickly burned off and participants were able to enjoy sunny weather and great coffee and donuts as they checked out the more than 50 Porsches at the Region’s August App Café.

On August 20 we enjoyed drives through the North Carolina mountains to Cedar Mountain, for breakfast near the South Carolina border.

We met at the Eluvian Brewing Company in Weaverville. The event moves each month to make it convenient for a different group of members.

Without much effort I can place myself back to that day in the summer of 1977. My windows were down on my Peugeot 604; the A/C anemic at best. Yeah, it was a rare offbeat car but the V6/4 speed manual was entertaining for the time. The flexible ride and full leather cabin was not bad at all.

As usual we met on the second Wednesday, and because it was another pleasant day we were again on the patio. It was just cool enough that the fire pit was lit, although not really needed.

Eight Appalachian Region members traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, August 8, 2022 to compete in the Wilderness Trail Autocross series.  Appalachian Region represented a third of the participants for the day with drivers in classic and modern Porsches.

When the Region’s VP and Tour Chair John Goetzman first suggested a tour to a vineyard at the Tour Planning meeting, it was unknown whether there were enough Oenophiles (connoisseurs of wine) to make an event out of it. 

The Appalachian Region membership continues to grow unabated as we have now surpassed 600 members in the Region. We are the ninth largest Region of the 16 Regions in the Southeast.

Track time is all about testing the limits of your Porsche and taking your skill to the next level. To assist you with this endeavor, PCA Regions host High Performance Driver’s Education (HPDE) events across the country.

Over 60 Porsche enthusiasts turned out for the Region’s July App Café which featured air-cooled Porsches. The fine summer weather brought out quite a few vintage Porsches including David Stori’s “brand new” 964 cab that was purchased out of Florida.

The new for 2022 PCA “Porsches and Peaks” hiking series began in May with members coming together to hike 5 miles from the Asheville Folks Arts Center to the local ‘lunch rock’ above the Haw Creek Lookout on the Blue Ridge Parkway.