The Appalachian Region is happy to announce that Hagerty Insurance has come on board as a Titanium Sponsor of the Region for 2022. Hagerty provides "insurance for people who love cars." Their goal is to keep collectible cars on the road.

Hagerty Insurance only protects classics and modern collector cars (i.e.,your newer Porsche if it is not a daily driver) so the insurance can be up to 34% lower than your daily driver insurance. In addition to lower premiums, a big advantage is that Hagerty offers "Guaranteed Value" where you work with Hagerty to establish an agreed value on your Porsche so will be paid every cent of your car’s insured value in the event of a covered total loss.

If your Porsche or other collectible in your garage are not daily drivers, you owe it to yourself to have Hagerty provide a quote for their insurance. Hagerty Insurance will be present at the upcoming Luft Wasser Porsche Club Celebration in Brevard on May 14, 2022 so you can speak to their representatives there. I have had my Porsches insured with Hagerty since 1998 so I am a firm believer in their product.

In addition to the lower premiums that you can expect with collector car insurance, Hagerty will be offering Appalachian Region PCA members a 5% discount on your policy. Hagerty will also be providing roadside assistance service for our upcoming Luft Wasser tours should your vehicle experience a service problem on the way to Brevard. For more information on Hagerty products visit their web site.

Thank you to Sponsorship Chair Yohan Sookdeo for making this sponsorship happen and thank you Hagerty for supporting the Appalachian Region.

The big event for May is the Luft Wasser Porsche Club Celebration in Brevard. We have seven tours driving to Brevard and a parade of over 65 Porsches into town that will lead to over 200 Porsches lining the Main Street of Brevard on Saturday, May 14, 2022 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

And, best of all, the Appalachian Region will make a significant contribution to The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County through registration, sponsorship and a generous matching fund donation by a club member.

Come to Brevard on May 14th to view the cars, speak with members and visit the displays of our sponsors Porsche Asheville, Hagerty and K&M Collision. Stop at the Appalachian Region hospitality tent for a bottle of water, and information on the event and The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County.

See you in Brevard!

Sign Up for Events in May Now and for June Starting May 15

Drive and Hike on May 25, 2022

This is a new event on the Appalachian Region calendar for all you outdoor enthusiasts in the club. David Angelus and Dianne Bienick will be leading the first hike of this new series with a hike from the Folk Art Center to the Haw Creek Overlook. There are just a couple spots left on the hike. For more details and registration, click on this link.

New Member Picnic on June 18

New Member Picnic Chairs Carole and Gene Carter have organized a fabulous plan for the Annual Appalachian Region New Member Picnic with a showing of Porsches on the green at the Long Meadow Park in The Ramble in South Asheville.

The Club will provide the chicken, you provide the sides, a sunny disposition and a welcoming attitude to meeting new and existing members. Registration is open now if you are a New Member. Registration will open on Sunday, May 15, 2022 for existing members. Registration and information on the New Member Picnic is available at this link

Date Night Drive on June 29

John and Toni Goetzman are introducing another new concept to the calendar; a "Date Night Drive" so your wife/husband/spouse or partner can enjoy a night on the town with a beautiful late day drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway. The drive ends with a dinner at the fabulous East Asheville French Comfort Food restaurant, Rendezvous. Registration opens May 15 at noon using this link for this event.



May Social Events (No Registration Necessary)

For details on each of the events use this link for the May Appalachian Region Calendar:

Black Mountain Perks (Coffee Social) on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC

The Social Mixer on Wednesday May 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., Hillman Brewery, Old Fort, NC

Breakfast Ramble on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., Eggs Up Grill, Hendersonville, NC

App Cafe: Porsches & Coffee, May 28, 2022, 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at Asheville Outlet Mall, Asheville, NC

News in the Region

For up-to-date stories and news in the Appalachian Region, be sure to check out our Web Site on a regular basis and click on the "News" tab:

Read stories and pictures from our April events:

Anniversaries in the Region

Congratulate members on their longevity with the Porsche Club of America

25-Year Anniversary

Charlie and Janet Hickey, Hendersonville, NC

10-Year Anniversary

Donald Bridenstine, Asheville, NC

5-Year Anniversary

Rollin Stickle, Whittier, NC

Roland Tesmer, Asheville, NC

Kathy and Rick Stumpf, Brevard, NC

Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region

The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us in March. The Appalachian Region now has 577 members. A Big Appalachian Region Welcome to:

Brad and Nancy Attested

Garrett Gomez

Rex Grigg

Joe Halbeisen

Kirk Nugent

James Poole

Grady Wilson III

Haf and Don Zink

Correction: Apologies to March New Member Regie Walburgh for a misspelling of her name last month.

See you at an Appalachian Region Event!

Jim Moore – President

PCA Member since 1998