A summary of our recent and upcoming events.

Message from the President

It is October so that means it is time to celebrate for the German heritage of our Porsches with an Oktoberfest Celebration. Click here for Oktoberfest details.

While the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 28 is planned for the enjoyment of our members, a key element of our celebration is the Appalachian Region’s community support commitment. The Appalachian Region has supported MANNA FoodBank since before APR was formed in 2015. The impact of food insecurity in WNC has increased since that time so the Region's time and money contributions are greatly needed and appreciated.

We have over 150 members registered for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration that is fundraiser for MANNA Foodbank. George and Cindy Cain have planned a wonderful day of driving, eating authentic German food with a glass of Oktoberfest beer or wine while helping to support MANNA FoodBank.

We have set a goal to raise $10,000 for MANNA FoodBank and we are just short of achieving this goal. Even if you can't make the October 28 Oktoberfest Celebration, considering donating to support MANNA FoodBank. A donation as little as $20 will provide 80 meals for those in need.

If each Appalachian Region member would just donate $40 that will provide 71,520 meals for your neighbors facing food insecurity issues. To make that minimum $40 donation, click on this button and indicate Porsche Club on the MANNA donation page.

Upcoming Events

A Drive to Little Switzerland after Black Mountain Perks - October 10

The fire will be roaring on the patio as Porsche owners sip a coffee with a bite of pastry while talking cars, and preparing for a drive to Little Switzerland for lunch.

There are reports of early Fall colors so you'll want to join Richard and Barbara Little lead a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to lunch on the terrace of the Switzerland Inn. Everyone will first join up for a Black Mountain Perks coffee at The Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street in Black Mountain at 9:00 a.m. on October 10 for a 10:00 a.m. departure for Little Switzerland.

A Coffee and pastry package for $8 plus tax is served starting at 9:00 a.m. when club members start arriving for socializing over a coffee. Registration is necessary for the drive as there will only be one tour group of 15 cars.

Click on this link for registration.

SUV Off-Road Drive and Hike - October 13, 2023

Off-road tour specialist Gerhard Hillmann has announced a new off-road drive on Friday, October 13, 2023 for PCA members with SUV or other off-road vehicles. This drive doesn't require a Porsche vehicle, just one capable of transversing a Category 2 off-road drive as defined by PCA (see description in event details.)

The drive and hike starts in Mills River where you will caravan to the Dupont Forest for a hike to Hooker Falls (.3 mile trail) and Triple Falls (.4 mile trail) to enjoy these beautiful water falls while you eat your picnic lunch.

Near the end of Pinnacle Mountain Road we will stop at Sky Top Orchards for a rest and to enjoy what the orchard has to offer. Folks can purchase apples, cider, and baked goods including pies and apple cider donuts.

For complete details and registration, click on this link.

Burning Blush Social Mixer - October 18

Club favorite, Burning Blush Brewery at 4891 Boyleston Hwy in Mills River is on tap for the October social. Members arrive starting at 5:00 p.m. and are around until 7:00 p.m. or later. Burning Blush is an independently family owned brewery who focus on highly crafted beer.

As you sip your beers, you will notice the decor that pays homage to the Victorian era, instilling a Gothic romantic atmosphere. Appalachian Region will be enjoying a beer and conversation in the large, climate-controlled indoor area or if weather allows, outdoors in the spacious, outdoor biergarten.

A food truck will be on site so you can enjoy dinner with a beer. No registration is necessary, just drop in.

Breakfast at Moose Cafe - October 21

Join Appalachian Region PCA members for a southern-style breakfast at Moose Cafe, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville. Moose Cafe is located on the grounds of the Western North Carolina Farmers Market overlooking the Biltmore Estate grounds.

Great southern cooking requires every meal to be made from scratch and using fresh ingredients in those recipes. The Moose Cafe location at the Farmers Market gives them access to a bountiful selection of fresh ingredients to cook their made from scratch meals.

The breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. but as many of you know, our members tend to be early. Click on this link to register.

2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration - October 28

Register now for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration & MANNA FoodBank fundraiser, scheduled this year for October 28, 2023.

George and Cindy Cain are following up the success of the inaugural event with a new venue at the Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar Mountain.The Biltmore-like estate will double the number who can participate, and provide a remarkable venue of manicured grounds, sculptures, lakes and ponds, with a pavilion that will seat all of us.

The day starts with drives or finding your own way to Cedar Mountain where the award-winning German restaurant Haus Heidelberg will be serving brats, schnitzel or a vegetarian lunch with German beers and wines. There will be door prizes, a ticket auction and games to enjoy. For more details and to register, click on this link.

News in the Region

Articles to Read about Appalachian Region Events

For up-to-date stories and news in the Appalachian Region, be sure to look at our web site on a regular basis and click on the "News" tab. Articles to read from the past month include:

  • The Final AppCafe´ Porsches & Coffee of the Year
  • Appalachian Region at Autumn in the Mountains car show
  • Trying a new (to us) brewery for our social mixer
  • Donate to MANNA and win
  • Digital PCA membership card is now available
  • Driving the Black Mountain Rag after Coffee at Black Mountain Perks

Membership Anniversaries to Celebrate

Congratulate members on their time with PCA as they celebrate milestone anniversaries with PCA. This month we celebrate key anniversaries of long-term members of PCA.

25-Year Anniversary

  • Charlie and Cathy Walker, Pisgah Forest, NC

10-Year Anniversary

  • William Traer, Highlands, NC

5-Year Anniversary

  • Joe Halbeisen, Biltmore Lake, NC
  • Jerry Mattox, Bryson City, NC
  • Kent Smith, Lake Toxaway, NC

Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region

The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us last month. We now have 444 primary members and 691 total members. A Big Appalachian Region welcome to:

  • Mark Adkins
  • Leonardo Gonzalez
  • Hal and Sam Jenkins
  • Walter Leslie
  • David Mann
  • Jeff McMillan
  • Eli Mercier
  • Samuel Olesky
  • Mac Ritchie and Niki Noojin
  • David and Janna Steinman

See you at an Appalachian Region Event!

Jim Moore, President
PCA Member since 1998