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.