As usual, we have a lot going on in June.
This year’s Luft Wasser event had the good fortune of a beautiful sunny morning for a fun, safe event in Brevard. By the time the rain came, people were enjoying their lunch and company in one of the many wonderful Brevard restaurants. This was the first year that we used Luft Wasser as a fundraising event. The new Public Service committee identified The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County as the beneficiary. We are happy to report that between registrations that resulted in a club donation, separate member donations and one local PCA member providing a matching donation, the 2022 Luft Wasser Porsche Celebration in Brevard raised $13,005 for The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County.
Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and donated. In five short years this event has gone from an initial idea to one drawing over 200 Porsches to our Region for this one-day celebration that is now a major fundraising event.
Next up is the Summer Picnic on Saturday, June 18 at Longmeadow Park in the Ramble in South Asheville. This is a chance to celebrate new members and introduce new and existing members to each other. The picnic is sold out at 125 participants. If your plans have changed, please contact Carole Carter using this link to let us know so we can admit someone from the wait list. Thank you.
The other big event in 2022 is Appalachian Adventure that returns again to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Save the dates of September 8-11, 2022 to attend this fun, multi-activity get-away. Registration will open July 15, 2022.
See you at the Picnic!
Sign Up Now for the June Events
MANNA Foodbank Volunteer Day
Once a month Appalachian Region members gather at MANNA Foodbank to assist with sorting and packing food boxes for distribution throughout Western North Carolina. It is a great time together in contributing and helping in the region. This month we need several more volunteers for our Tuesday, June 7, 2022 session from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you want more information you can email David Butler. Or, if you are familiar with this day and want to join us, use this link to sign up with code AppPCA.
Date Night Drive on June 29
There are still a few slots open for new “Date Night Drive & Dine” on June 29. The day starts in Maggie Valley with a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway to the highly acclaimed French Comfort Food Restaurant, Rendezvous.
The meal is prix fixe three-course dinner offers multiple choices for your appetizer, entre and dessert. It will be a night to remember for you and your spouse/partner. Register using this link for this event.
June Social Events (No Registration Necessary)
For details on each of the events use this link for the April Appalachian Region Calendar: https://aprpca.org/356B/index.php/events/scheduled-events
Black Mountain Perks (Coffee Social) on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC
Social Mixer on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at Wicked Weed West, 145 Jacob Holm Hwy, Candler, NC
App Cafe: Porsches & Coffee, June 25, 2022, 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at Asheville Outlet Mall, Asheville, NC
Upcoming Events Opening for Registration on June 15
"Drive West!" Drive & Dine July 9, 2022
This drive and dine event explores the twisty roads in the western side of the Appalachian Region with a tour that starts on Cullowee Mountain and ends in Bryson City. Lunch is at the halfway point of the Haywood Smoke House. The drive ends with driving a portion of the Moonshiner 28 before ending in Bryson City for a refreshment.
Here are details and where you will register on June 15.
Breakfast Ramble on July 16, 2022
We are returning to registration for our Breakfast Rambles. The July Breakfast Ramble will be held at the new ZooKeeper Bistro in Cashiers, North Carolina. Join us for a pleasant drive to Cashiers on your own to try this new breakfast restaurant. Information on this Breakfast Social is available at this link.
Porsche to Peaks Hike on July 27, 2022
After the successful first hike to Haw Creek Overlook, Hike Leaders, David Angelus and Dianne Bienick are leading a July hike on the Trombatore Trail to the Blue Ridge Pastures. The Trombatore Trail is a 5-mile (roundtrip) trail that leads to Blue Ridge Pastures, a grassy bald with spectacular views. Details are available at this link. Registration opens on June 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Driving Tour to South Creek Vineyards on August 6, 2022
Our August driving event will take us over the hills and through the woods to South Creek Vineyards and Winery. This drive will explore the roads on the eastern side of the Region. The drive starts in Black Mountain driving the NC-9 Scenic Byway before we cut off and head east to the Vineyard. At the Vineyard we'll share a picnic lunch, and being at a Vineyard, you will of course have the option to enjoy a wine tasting of their award-winning Bordeaux style wines. For more information, view the calendar registration page.
Porsche Parade June 12-18, 2022
Ten Appalachian Region members are off to the Kalahari Resort in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains for the Porsche Parade. There is something for everyone at Parade including socials, concours, rallies, autocrosses and tours. A full report on the activities will be posted on the Appalachian Region web site after the event.
Save the Date for Appalachian Adventure on September 8-11, 2022
Mark your calendars now to register on July 15, 2022 for the 2022 Appalachian Adventure in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. This four-day extravaganza has socials, multiple drive and dines in the area, a concours and an awards banquet. Save the dates, September 8-11, 2022 to attend. For more information on the event, you can read an overview on the calendar page.
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: https://aprpca.org/356B/index.php/news
Read stories and pictures from our May events:
- New Hiking Series takes members to the mountains
- Eggs Up Breakfast Ramble brings Porsches to Hendersonville
- Luft Wasser sets records with cars and fundraising
- Black Mountain Perks record turn-out
Anniversaries in the Region
Congratulate members on their longevity with the Porsche Club of America
Wendy and John Cueller, Arden, NC
Susan and Bob Brogi, Hendersonville, NC
Robert Fox, Asheville, NC
Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region
The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us in May. The Appalachian Region now has 597 members. A Big Appalachian Region Welcome to:
Brendan Brett, Asheville, NC, Boxster GTS, (Transfer from Gold Coast)
Bob Byrod, Bryson City, NC, 914 2.0 (Transfer from Florida Crown)
James Clayton, Biltmore Forest, NC, Cayman
Matthew Fitzgerald, Lake Toxaway, NC, Panamera
Peter and Beth Hallock, Jacksonville, FL, 911 Carrera (Transfer from Florida Crown)
Matthew Leach, Telford, TN, 911 Turbo (Transfer from Wilderness Trail)
Douglas Smith, Asheville, NC, Cayman
Kevin Smith, Arden, NC, 911 Turbo, (Transfer from Chicago)
David and Merelys Stone, Sapphire, NC, 911 Carrera
See you at an Appalachian Region Event!
Jim Moore, President
PCA Member since 1998