If you have any doubts about June being a busy month, a look at our calendar should change your mind.

Summer New Member Picnic on June 18

A reminder, that if you are registered, the Summer New Member Picnic is on Saturday, June 18 at Longmeadow Park in the Ramble in South Asheville. The picnic is sold out at 125 participants.

If your plans have changed, please contact Carole Carter to let us know so we can admit someone from the wait list.

One last note from organizer Carole Carter: please bring two serving spoons for your dish so it can be reached from both sides of the table.

See you at the Picnic!

Final Sign Up for the June Date Night Drive & Dine

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 a prix fixe three-course dinner that 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.

Upcoming Events Opening for Registration on June 15 at 12:00 p.m.

"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, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Breakfast Ramble at the ZooKeeper Bistro 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. Enjoy a pleasant drive to Cashiers on your own to try this new breakfast restaurant. Information and registration for 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 open 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 and to register view the details.

June Social Events (No Registration Necessary)

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

The 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

Are You Interested in High Performance Driver's Education?

If you are interested in trying your first track event with your Porsche, we want to offer a Q&A and discussion on HPDE events with our DE Chair, David Wells and Chief Instructor, Dan Dazzo. They have years of experience with track events and can help you get started. If you are interested in attending this intro Q&A session, please email President Jim Moore so we can arrange a date and location convenient to attendees.

There is no better way to learn about the performance of your Porsche and have fun with it at speed in a safe manner than to attend a High Performance Driver's Education (HPDE) event. On October 8 and 9, 2022 there will be an HPDE at Roebling Road near Savannah. This is an ideal track to try your first HPDE. Registration opens July 1, 2022 so we want to alert you to this opportunity.

See you at an Appalachian Region Event!

Jim Moore – President, PCA Member since 1998