The Region contributed over $11,500 to Western Carolina organizations to help those in need to deal with the hardships of the pandemic.  With the addition of matching funds the total came to $17,500 for these organizations.

The Region Christmas and Holiday Gathering at Porsche Asheville was a great success! We had in excess of 100 members plus the cheerful Staff of the Dealership in attendance.

Despite the chilly evening on the day after our big holiday celebration, eight to ten (depending on when you counted) Appalachian members met on the patio at Oskar Blues in Brevard.

The 2021 annual Appalachian Region/Porsche Asheville Holiday Party welcomed 100 guests to the festively decorated Porsche showroom.

On December 8 we again enjoyed the hospitality of the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain.

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with Family and friends. Christmas is right around the corner and our APR / Porsche Asheville Holiday Party is Tuesday, December 14!

Despite near freezing morning temperatures, over thirty Porsches gathered at Asheville Outlets for our November App Café – Porsches and Coffee which included a toy drive to support Eblen Charities.

We met at Highland Brewing on a warm November evening for our monthly pub crawl.

Don Granger attended another great Petit Le Mans race this past weekend at Road Atlanta; here is his report.

We held our first Black Mountain Perks, an informal Appalachian Region get-together for coffee, on a sunny fall morning November 10.

Hope that you are enjoying the cooler weather and getting your Porsche out for some late season (s)miles. It's been a busy year for our Region and we have many events planned before it is over. Here's what you need to know for the final months of 2021...

With the Mystery Tour being cancelled today, a group of 18 Appalachian Region members gathered at Bear Waters Brewing in Canton.

Our October mixer involved a little more adventure than we planned.

A group of 12 cars and 19 people gathered under warm sunny skies on Tuesday afternoon October 13 at Crabtree United Methodist Church in Clyde.

I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous early Fall weather that we are experiencing. Luft Wasser Saturday was a super example with early fog clearing to reveal a beautiful day.

Luft Wasser returned in 2021 with a fall appearance after a COVID break in 2020. 176 Porsches registered for participation representing seven states and eleven PCA regions.

Hey Zone 3 PCA Members! We have exceeded our member net growth number we set for all of 2020. We were just over 400 net new members in all of 2020 and in August of this year we stood at 497 net new primary members!

Our Appalachian PCA Region turned out in force at the British Car Club Autumn in the Mountains annual car show to support Meals on Wheels.

Despite some scattered fog on the way there, we enjoyed a sunny morning at our event at the Asheville Outlet Mall.

We met at the Eluvian Brewing Company in Weaverville on a warm evening with some occasional rain. As their patio is roofed, we all stayed dry.

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Appalachian Region – PCA, the Nominating Committee (Peter Graham, Charlie Hickey, and Dave White) nominates the following for the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Region – PCA for terms beginning January 1, 2022.

  • President – Jim Moore,
  • Vice President – John Goetzman,
  • Secretary – Dave White, and
  • Treasurer – Jim Symington.

Appalachian Adventure lived up to its reputation as the premier annual event for the Appalachian Region with this year’s four-day extravaganza in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. 122 people with 56 Porsches gathered the evening of Thursday, September 9, 2021 and departed Sunday, September 12, 2021. Nine PCA regions were represented with members from seven states.

Only days until Appalachian Adventure in Blowing Rock! This sold out 4-day event promises to be the premier social weekend of the year for the Appalachian Region. The weather looks great for a welcome change to cooler temps.

Heart O' Dixie 60th Anniversary Celebration

Hey members of Zone 3, its not just the weather, membership is HOT and as of July we are over 9200 Primary Members! We are waaaay ahead of our growth rate for 2020 and that was a good year at least member growth-wise!

22 Members of the Appalachian Region came together at the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park (Hendersonville) on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

We held our August mixer at the Burning Blush Brewery on Route 280 in Mills River with about a dozen Appalachian members.

Appalachian Region of the Porsche Club of America finally celebrated the five-year Anniversary of its founding a year late after a COVID delay, but what a celebration it was.

Two groups participated; both met at the Blue Ridged Parkway Visitors Center and toured the Parkway to the Craggy Gardens Picnic Area.

July was a busy month for our Region. A sold out Dine & Drive to the Peach Farm on the 1st, Fourth of July celebrations with family and friends, the Breakfast Ramble to Pig & Grits and a very well attended Tech Session at Wheel and Paintless Dent Repair in Arden provided something for everyone.

The annual Porsche Parade is a weeklong gathering of people and Porsches from all over the world, held in a different location each year. Porsche Parade is PCA’s crown jewel event.

Club Members were treated to a Three-Ring Circus of a tech session with paintless dent removal at the front of the car, Curb Rash repair at the back of the car and wheel repair on the other side of the shop. The July 24, 2021 Tech Session at Asheville Hail and Dent Repair had 26 members watching three different demonstrations at the same time.

The 65th Porsche Parade was held last week at the French Lick Resort in Indiana and crazy pants were on display. About 150 from Zone 3 attended and approximately 2000 attended the event overall.

Porsche Asheville held a celebration for the Taycan on Tuesday evening.

I was a newbie this year at the PCA Porsche Parade, so I thought that I would share my 10 takeaways from my first Porsche Parade. I believe every PCA member should attend at least one Parade.

By now your region leadership has been made aware by PCA National that PCA no longer requires the use of the Communicable Disease Waiver. Of course, all other appropriate waivers are still needed but less paper to worry with now.

The Mart is one of the most visited parts of PCA.org, recording over 650,000 page views per month. In addition to your online Mart ad, you get a summary version of your ad in Porsche Panorama.

I think it is safe to say that we all had a peachy drive on yesterday’s “Sweet Roads to Sweet Peaches” Drive and Dine planned by David Angelus and Dianne Bienick.

The Appalachian Region New Member Picnic lived up to its name as 86 new members joined 64 current members to be welcomed to the region.  The day featured a picnic and car show on the lawns at The Ramble.

The Appalachian Region of PCA is hosting its fourth Appalachian Adventure featuring the best driving roads in America, social events, a People’s Choice Concours, and a chance to spend time with Porsches and Porsche people.

A historical recap of the background and inception of Appalachian Region – Porsche Club of America (AR-PCA).

Thanks to all who attended the Roan Mountain & Abingdon, VA Event this week.

“Around campfires they tell tales of Run Group 2 that disappeared into the mist on a rainy day on Roan Mountain.”

I hope you and your Porsche are enjoying this beautiful time of year here in the mountains. Maybe it's just that we are escaping from the long COVID winter, but the weather has seemed particularly nice this Spring.

The Straightaway Drive was anything but straight as an actual count of 397 curves challenged the 27 Porsches of Appalachian Region that member Don Lowcavage designed for the Appalachian Region May 8, 2021 Drive and Dine.

PCA offers a lot to do. Whether you like a bit of friendly competition or prefer to socialize, there is something for you.

The Board of Appalachian Region PCA has determined that it will recommend (not require) that all Tour participants have an FRS radio in their car.

The App Café –Porsches & Coffee and the Tech Session at Auto Armor provided a double header on Saturday, April 17, 2021 for Porsche Club members of the Appalachian Region.  A total of 65 members in 58 different Porsches attended the two events with 55 of those Porsches at the App Café – Porsches & Coffee.

We now have proof that Appalachian Region Members are a dedicated group of Porsche enthusiasts. On Saturday, April 10th, 30 Porsches and 48 members (including a dozen New Members!) braved the cold and rain to drive and picnic together in spite of the weather.

The rain that came for the April 10, 2021 Old Friends & New Friends Drive and Dine did little to dampen the spirits of the drivers over the twisty turns and elevations changes of Silversteen Road and NC-215.

Zone 03thmTemps are rising and the ground is drying out across Zone 3. Activity will be ramping up so let's hi-light some important information.

The first Appalachian Region App Cafe - Porsches & Coffee had a 37 car turnout on a 37 degree day, but no seemed to mind the cold.  It was finally just a time to get together with friends and Porsches.

This is an online extension of the biannual in-person Tech Tactics events that is hosted on YouTube.

Happy New Year!! The membership numbers are in for 2020 and Zone 3 grew at 4.8% and now sits at over 8800 primary members.