Just a few comments about upcoming Appalachian Region events:

  • AR-PCA Board meeting: Thursday, February 2nd starting at 4pm in the conference room at Porsche Asheville.All members are welcome to attend.
  • AR-PCA Monthly meeting: Saturday, February 4th starting at 10am.Tech session on paint technology by Dan Sasser, one of our newest AR members.Bob Lawrence’s GT4 will be on hand. (If you haven’t seen this car, it almost glows in the dark!)We will be in the shop area for the tech session.
  • AR-PCA Monthly Social: Wednesday, February 8th from 5 to 7pm at New Belgium tasting room, 21 Craven St, Asheville.It’s an informal gathering for ‘cock and bull’ with your Porsche friends!
  • Treffen Asheville Committee meeting: Saturday February 11th starting at 10am in the Board Room of the Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Rd, Asheville.

For those interested in ‘straying a little farther’:

  • The Tennessee Region is holding their annual Winterfest event in Chattanooga the weekend of February 17th and 18th; more information may be found here: Winterfest.
  • Registration for Treffen Hill Country (March 29th – April 2nd) is open.There are several AR members already registered. (I’m pining for a good road trip!!) More information and online registration may be found at PCA Treffen North America.

We are certainly happy to be able to use the conference room at Porsche Asheville again! (Remember to thank Charlie Shieren next time you see him!)

As far as our first-of-the-Month-Saturday monthly meetings, I would like to start driving Treffen Asheville routes (whole or in-part) in March as long as the weather cooperates. We also have the Mini-Appalachian Adventure coming up May 19-21. Don Therien has done an amazing job of scouting out Abingdon, VA, setting up accommodations at the Martha Washington Inn, tickets for ‘Footloose’ at the Barter Theater and a special group bicycle ride of the Virginia Creeper Trail. Details will be forthcoming in a separate e-mailing. Stay tuned…

Jason Howard, our Social Media Chair, did a wonderful job of getting our Facebook page up, but alas, he has sold his Porsche and will be stepping down from the post. Thanks, Jason! If you have an interest in serving as the Social Media or Events Chair (our current vacancies), please let me know. Thanks! And a special thank you to all those who continue to serve our Region: your efforts are appreciated.

As always, you can stay current with Appalachian Region and other area car activities by visiting our website.

Peter GrahamPeter