Track Day and Other Interesting Items...

  • With less than a month to go, a few slots still remain for the Roebling Road Track Day on November 10th (Friday). Our room block at the Hampton Inn and Suites Savannah Airport closes October 25th. It’s time to make a decision and register... Contact Jim Peterson or Dick Maybach for more info.
  • On October 21, Porsche racer and Safari 911 builder, Leh Keen will be appearing at Harper Porsche in Knoxville. Leh Keen will be there in person with one of his Safari 911 project cars to meet Porsche enthusiasts and talk about his exploits as a USSC Porsche racer and his Safari 911 project. Our new event chair, Jim Moore will be attending and wants to see if other Appalachian Region members want to do an impromptu drive to Knoxville to meet Leh Keen and hear about and see his Safari 911 project as featured in Panorama magazine in December 2015. Jim will either make it a Porsche drive or if it is a small group everyone can jump in his SUV and drive over together. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. on October 21, so the group will depart at 8:00 am from Harmony Motors. The group should be back at Harmony around 1:30 or 2:00 pm. Please let Jim know if plan on attending: or call 248-982-4600.

Safari 911

  • Can you volunteer 2 hours per month to MANNA FoodBank? The Appalachian Region is trying to establish a volunteer group to work at MANNA FoodBank monthly on the first Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC, the same foot print as the Appalachian Region. MANNA could not exist without volunteers and donors: in 2016, 6215 volunteers donated 69,914 hours, the equivalent of 33.6 full-time staff members, and 16.4 million pounds of food were distributed in 2016. The Region has identified MANNA as one of our charity partners. With changing schedules everyone can’t make a monthly commitment. Hopefully we can identify approximately 16 – 18 members who can collectively support a commitment of 6-8 volunteers each month. David Butler will coordinate, sending out an email to those who have expressed interest a week prior requesting volunteers for the upcoming Tuesday. The first 6-8 responding will constitute the working group. Please notify David Butler at if you are interested in participating or if you have questions. This is a great way for Appalachian Region to collectively contribute to our community. It’s also a great way to meet fellow members. The MANNA FoodBank Volunteer Center is located at 627 Swannanoa River Road Asheville, NC 28805. Our first work day is Tuesday November 7.

Peter GrahamThanks for your support of the Appalachian Region!