AppCafé Porsches & Coffee is quickly becoming the most popular event on the Appalachian Region calendar.  On Saturday, May 25, 2024 of this Memorial Day weekend, members enjoyed Porsches, coffee, donuts and socializing.

AppCafé Chairs Lance and Christine Swier, with set-up assistance from VP/Event Chair Yohan Sookdeo, hosted over 50 Porsches with 70+ members.

Attendees were welcomed to the new AppCafé location at TGI Fridays in Biltmore Village with new AppCafé banners. The banners were sourced through PCA National Marketing Director Jim Hemig and have already been featured on the PCA National Membership Chair Facebook page.

As is typical for Appalachian Region, Porsches started arriving earlier than the 9:00 a.m. start time. Porsches started to fill up the two rows of the lower lot with overflow filling up the parking line overlooking the lower lot.  Porsches included air-cooled Porsches, the modern water-cooled Porsches, Cayennes and transaxle Porsches.

Lance and Christine have made a raffle of Porsche goodies a staple of AppCafé and this week was no different.  If you bring your Porsche you receive a raffle ticket and have the chance to win. Past President Don Therien drew the tickets while Lance announced the prizes and winners. Several lucky winners walked off with items.

TGI Fridays offered a 15% discount for those who wanted to enjoy lunch after the event. The offer starts at 11:00 a.m. when they open for the day and continues through noon. A dozen members enjoyed lunch as a continuation of the morning’s event.

AppCafé Porsches & Coffee is a monthly event.  The next one is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The discounted lunch offer at TGI Fridays will be available at the conclusion of AppCafé if you are ready for lunch after enjoying coffee and donuts at the start of the event.

See you at the Café!

 Jim Moore – Appalachian Region President

Photos by Yohan Sookdeo