A summary of our recent and upcoming events.
Join Members at BearWaters Brewing in Canton Tonight, November 15
Tonight's Social Mixer will go west, as the Appalachian Region visits BearWaters Brewing at 101 Park Street in Canton. BearWaters sits on the Pigeon River and features a great kitchen for eating while you are socializing.
This is an open house type event; come and go as you please between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Have a glass of beer, a bite from the kitchen, or just some fine conversation with fellow Appalachian Region members.
No Registration is necessary.
Turkey Trot Drive Returns to the Calendar - November 25
We’ve all been there… a couple of days into Thanksgiving weekend, too much food in our bellies and too much sitting around. By Saturday morning we’re facing more feet-up time watching football, meanwhile our cars are just collecting dust! But there’s a cure: Doug Menchhofer has brought the Turkey Trot Drive back on the calendar.
The drive starts at the Cedar Mountain Outpost for a 50-mile loop down to Sassafras Mountain, SC to gaze out from the highest elevation in the state. Meet-up time will be 9:45 a,m.; safety briefing at 10:00 and departure at 10:15. The tour will end back at the Outpost located at 8431 Greenville Highway, Brevard, NC 28712, where you can purchase delightful lunch options to enjoy inside the café.
Registration is now open for the Turkey Trot. Click on this link.
To enhance the spirit of Thanksgiving, please bring a non-perishable food donation to be collected after the driving tour. If you can volunteer to transport the collected items to Manna Food Bank in Asheville on the following Monday, please contact Doug Menchhofer (tour leader) to advise. Tour sweeps and potentially a second group lead are also needed; again, please let Doug know if you can assume one of these roles.
Provide Us with Your Opinion on Events and Public Service
We would like your help by having you take five minutes to complete a survey on Appalachian Region event costs and public service/charity activities.
Your input is essential in guiding the direction of our club's activities and ensuring they align with the interests and priorities of our members.
The survey closes end of day, Friday, November 17, 2023. Please respond by then. Contact Jim Moore if you need information on accessiing the survey form.
Sign-up Today for December Events
RSVP Now to Attend the Annual Christmas Party on December 5
The Annual Christmas Party hosted by Porsche Asheville moves to The Laurel Room at High Vista in Mills River. It will be the same terrific night of appetizers and beverages to enjoy while socializing with your fellow Porsche Club members.
The party is Tuesday, December 5, 2023 starting at 6:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:30 p.m.
This year's charity partner will be Western Carolina Rescue Ministries who will be onsite accepting donations to help provide warm meals, safe shelter, clean clothing and medical care to those who need it most. More information about Western Carolina Rescue Ministries can be found at this link.
We are suggesting a donation of $25. Space is limited, so if you plan on attending, you need to RSVP now with your name and your guest's name. Attendance is limited to 100 attendees or RSVP's by November 20, 2023; whichever comes first. Don't wait to RSVP if you plan on attending.
To RSVP, see the recent Porsche Club Sign Up email from Jim Moore.
Annual Meeting at Prescott Auto Reserve - December 2
This year's Appalachian Region Annual Meeting will be held at the Prescott Auto Reserve near the intersection of Asheville Highway and I-26 in Hendersonville.
We'll recap 2023, and discuss 2024 events and plans. We will announce the results of the 2024/2025 Board election, and the results of the event costs and Public Service survey. A 2024 action plan will be presented and open to member input on the events planned and public service efforts to support. If you would like to input the direction of the club's activities for 2024, this is the forum.
After the meeting, you'll be able to tour Prescott Auto Reserve to view the cars in storage and the lounge area for socializing.
The meeting is from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 followed by a tour of the facility.
Prescott Auto Reserve, 37 Maxwell St., Hendersonville, NC
Intro to SIM Racing - December 9
If you haven't had a chance to try SIM Racing, SIM Chair Kirk Fleeman has set up an Intro to SIM Racing session at The Track at Asheville. Limited to 12 participants: 6 on Advanced Rigs at $60 each and 6 on Standard Rigs at $40 each. The session includes:
Practice session and race each in 2x cars
Cars get progressively faster
Debrief between sessions
Registration is now open. To reserve a spot for the Intro to SIM Racing course, email SIM Racing Chair Kirk Fleeman by clicking this link. You will pay on the day of the event (December 9) at The Track at Asheville.
Coffee & Donut Social - December 9
Join us at The Track at Asheville for Coffee & Donuts. New SIM Racers will be trying out the Rigs, while the rest of us will talk cars, enjoy the atmosphere while sipping a coffee and enjoying a donut.
Saturday, December 9 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The Track at Asheville, 9 Reed Street, Asheville, NC
This is a drop-in, no registration necessary event. It is AppCafe´ indoors. Come join us!
Thank you to our Sponsors
See you at an Appalachian Region Event!
Jim Moore, President
PCA Member since 1998