2021 News Archive
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.
As we wind down a very active 2021 I would like to thank all 16 Regions' Leadership teams for making what we do possible.
The 2021 annual Appalachian Region/Porsche Asheville Holiday Party welcomed 100 guests to the festively decorated Porsche showroom.
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...
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.
Despite some scattered fog on the way there, we enjoyed a sunny morning at our event at the Asheville Outlet Mall.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
“Around campfires they tell tales of Run Group 2 that disappeared into the mist on a rainy day on Roan Mountain.”
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.
The first drive of 2021 was a major driving and social success with 40 Porsches and 72 members enjoying a sunny afternoon in the mountains.