Driving south in the Region saved the drive as many of us woke to snow on the ground in the mountains around Asheville and Waynesville.  The Hendersonville start location just a little further south saved the drive as the temperature was 37° with clear, dry roads.

Welcome to our new Appalachian Region Titanium Sponsor, K&M Collision, a Porsche Certified Collision Repair Facility. One of the goals set by the Board in the 2022 Roadmap was to expand Sponsorship for the Region. K&M Collision will be the Appalachian Region Titanium Sponsor for the Tech Series.

Appalachian Region introduced 12 new members with their seven guests to the popular Drive & Dine series. A total of 26 Porsches with 37 members and their guests drove the mountain roads from Leicester to Hot Springs on a beautiful sunny day.

The 16 Presidents of PCA Regions in Zone 3 met in Atlanta on Saturday, March 26, 2022 for a collaborative event to discuss the 2022 goals for PCA and Zone 3.  The main focus continues to be membership growth as this is bedrock for the Club. Without a solid and growing membership, the Club does not have the base to deliver the events that members expect of the club.

Thirty-nine Appalachian Region members made the journey to the Michelin Proving Grounds in Laurens, South Carolina to work, teach and learn about the performance characteristics of their Porsches. This event was set up to deliver on the Region’s goal of increasing the understanding of a members’ Porsche to improve the driving safety record.

Nine am. is a good time to arrive at the Pig N' Grits on a Saturday morning. We walked in and had our choice of tables; by the time we left, the waiting line was out the door.

Our March mixer took place at the Wedge at Foundry. The beer was great, but the food was missing. Not only did 12 Bones close at 4:30, but the food truck also took the evening off.

Our mountain driving clinic classroom was a sellout, but we were able to accommodate those on the wait list.

High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) Chair David Wells identifies three HPDE (track) events each year.  The first one for 2022 was on March 12 and 13, 2022 at Carolina’s Motorsports Park (CMP) hosted by the Carolina’s Region.

Despite the low dark clouds, several of us manged the trek to Black Mountain for our monthly coffee social.

Everywhere you turned on the PCA Werks Reunion Show Field you saw an Appalachian Region member.  21 members in total were spotted showing their car, walking the field, admiring an engine, eating a Gyro or just talking cars.

Werks Reunion Amelia Island 2022 might have had the largest attendance yet by the Appalachian Region with 22 members sighted on the show field on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Amelia River Golf Club.

The year has started strong with well-attended Social Events as our Porsches huddle from the cold in their garages. Think about joining us during the month at one of our socials: Black Mountain Perks for coffee, the Social Mixer for a beer or the Ramble for Breakfast.

About a dozen Appalachian members met at Burning Blush Brewery in Mills River,

The thaw begins and regions are taking advantage of it all across the zone. PCA has over 95,000 primary members now and Zone 3 has over 9,500 primary members as of January and we are still the 3rd largest Zone in PCA.

As usual on the month's second Wednesday, a group of Appalachian members met at the historic Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain for morning coffee and pastry.

The February Tech Session for the Appalachian Region was a four-region event at the new Blue Ridge Car Club that featured Rod and Lucas Kraft from Griot’s Garage car care products.

I hope that even though it has been cold and snowy in the Appalachian Region, that you are having fun with your Porsche and Appalachian Region members in this New Year.

How to Plan Your Stay at Porsche Parade

Registration for Porsche Parade opens on Wednesday, February 3 at 12:00 p.m. EST so it might be helpful to know what happens at a Porsche Parade.

The Appalachian Region is adding a Sim Racing League to its event calendar to bring you driving fun over the winter months.

Three announcements that I wanted to make you aware of prior to my first of the month Newsletter. You'll also see a list of February events so you can start planning what events you want to attend next month.

It was a cold morning in Asheville, but we still had 34 Appalachian Region members come out for the New Year’s social featuring coffee, donuts, socializing and sim racing.

Come join Appalachian Region Porsche Club members for a New Year's Social at the new Sim Racing Track in Asheville,

We did it! Primary membership exceeded 7% in 2021! The top 3 in Actual Growth were Carolinas, Peachstate, and Hurricane. Top 3 in Factored Growth were Wilderness Trail, Three Rivers, and Appalachian.

Welcome to 2022 with the Appalachian Region. It is a new year and a new Board for the Appalachian Region. As your President I wanted to thank you for your support and wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.