John and Toni Goetzman introduced a new concept to the calendar; a "Date Night Drive and Dine" for folks to enjoy a night on the town.

Exciting changes. As of mid-June, we have added more important detail to the event plan.

The Appalachian Region rolled out the perfect weather of sun and 78 degrees to welcome over 24 new members from the past year to the region.  A total of 128 members registered to attend this annual gathering at Longmeadow Park at The Ramble in South Asheville.

 If you have any doubts about June being a busy month, a look at our calendar should change your mind.

The predicted rain didn't appear until later, and we enjoyed another Black Mountain Perks on the sunlit patio of the Monte Vista Hotel.

The second stop in the HPDE (High Performance Drivers Education) Series brought eight Appalachian Region Drivers to Road Atlanta, a world-class professional race track with fast straightaways, blind corners and challenging elevation changes.  The drivers loved it!

As usual, we have a lot going on in June.

 Too many Events, Not Enough Weekends

Appalachian Region members apparently stayed home in Asheville this Memorial Day Weekend as 39 Porsches attended the May 28 App Café – Porsches & Coffee.

The new for 2022 “Porsches and Peaks” hiking series began with 18 APR 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.

Eggs Up in Hendersonville

The May Breakfast Ramble saw 17 Appalachian Region members come together at the Eggs Up Grill in Hendersonville.  It was a first time stop by the Club at this “new” breakfast spot.

The May Social Mixer saw us meeting on the eastern side of the Region.  Going east brought out 13 members to the Hillman Brewery in Old Fort, North Carolina.

Despite a week of weather forecasters saying Luft Wasser was going to be a day of rain, we were greeted in Brevard with sun, and a clear, beautiful day to enjoy Porsches, Brevard and friends

 

If you are an Appalachian Region PCA member and you want to autocross, you know that you need to go some distance to be able to do that. The Region is forming a committee to investigate options for starting an autocross program and we need two more members to complete the committee. If you are interested, please contact our Vice President, John Goetzman.

It was another perfect spring morning on the patio of the Monte Vista Hotel.

The Appalachian Region is happy to announce that Hagerty Insurance has come on board as a Titanium Sponsor of the Region for 2022. Hagerty provides "insurance for people who love cars." Their goal is to keep collectible cars on the road.

It was supposed to be rainy and dreary but instead the Appalachian Region had sun, a great temperature and the most members ever at an App Café for Porsches & Coffee.

We held our April Mixer at the Sierra Nevada taproom, the site of the very first one in 2016.

The Toothless Jaws of the white crossover invade my rear vision; advancing like a giant angry vacuum cleaner! Does she see that we’re in front of her? Does she know that sports cars are vehicles too?

April’s Ramble returned to Hot Springs and one of our most popular breakfast venues.