AdventureOn August 12-14, the Appalachian Region held its first annual Appalachian Adventure in August at the Fontana Village Resort in far-western North Carolina, eight miles from the (in)famous ‘Tail of the Dragon’, three miles from the Fontana Dam.

The multi-event weekend featured guided and unguided tours of the area roads including the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway. Other destinations included visits to the Great Smokey Mountains and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Activities during the weekend included a People Choice Concours, BBQ pig picking (this is NC), technical quiz, beer and wine tasting, Fontana Lake boat cruise, and a raffle to benefit MANNA FoodBank, our regions selected charity.

The Saturday evening awards banquet was delightfully entertaining with guest speaker Charlie Schieren, sales manager at Porsche Asheville, giving a humorous address of a recent trip to South Africa to drive new Porsche offerings. Porsche Asheville used the occasion to roll out the new 2017 Boxster 718. Over fifty cars and one hundred region and southeast area PCA members, including Vic Rola our Zone 3 Representative, were in attendance.

The event was a great success, with members reacquainting with old friends, creating new friendships, and enjoying the area roads. Concours Best of Show was presented to Charles Hickey for the just completed restoration of his 1972 Kelly Green 911 T. The raffle included donated items from various region members and a tire certificate contribution from Michelin Tire. $1,300 was raised for MANNA FoodBank whose mission is to end hunger in Western North Carolina. Plans for the second annual Adventure may ‘take a back seat’ to Treffen Asheville to be hosted by the Appalachian Region September 20-24, 2017.

You can sample the weekend with this slide show.

 

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  • Fontana Lake
    Fontana Lake
  • Lodge lobby
    Lodge lobby
  • Members Begin Arriving
    Members Begin Arriving
  • The Parking Lot Starts to Fill
    The Parking Lot Starts to Fill
  • Check-in Table
    Check-in Table
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Friday Evening Social
    Friday Evening Social
  • Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
    Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
  • Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
    Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
  • Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
    Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
  • Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
    Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
  • Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
    Pig Pickin' Bar-B-Que
  • Concours Prep
    Concours Prep
  • Concours Prep
    Concours Prep
  • Goodie Store
    Goodie Store
  • Porsche Asheville Display
    Porsche Asheville Display
  • Porsche Asheville Display
    Porsche Asheville Display
  • Jim, Ready to Guide Concours Participants
    Jim, Ready to Guide Concours Participants
  • Cars Moving to the Concours
    Cars Moving to the Concours
  • Staging the Cars
    Staging the Cars
  • Concours
    Concours
  • Don Therien, Appalachian Adventure Chair
    Don Therien, Appalachian Adventure Chair
  • Concours
    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
  • Concours
    Concours
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    Concours
  • Concours
    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
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    Concours
  • Concours
    Concours
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Cruise Relief Pilot
    Cruise Relief Pilot
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Fontana Dam
    Fontana Dam
  • Fontana Lake Cruise
    Fontana Lake Cruise
  • Beer and Wine Tasting
    Beer and Wine Tasting
  • Beer and Wine Tasting
    Beer and Wine Tasting
  • Beer and Wine Tasting
    Beer and Wine Tasting
  • Don & Lee Therien at the Awards Dinner
    Don & Lee Therien at the Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
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    Awards Dinner
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    Awards Dinner
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    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • President Peter Graham
    President Peter Graham
  • Zone 3 Rep Vic Rola
    Zone 3 Rep Vic Rola
  • Peter Graham with Charlie Schieren, Porsche Asheville Sales Manager
    Peter Graham with Charlie Schieren, Porsche Asheville Sales Manager
  • Event Chairman Don Therien
    Event Chairman Don Therien
  • Bob Herrmann Presenting Awards
    Bob Herrmann Presenting Awards
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Awards Dinner
    Awards Dinner
  • Sunset from Fontana Resort
    Sunset from Fontana Resort