The Appalachian Region is pleased to announce two new sponsors to the Region bringing added benefits to you, a member of PCA: IR Auto Solutions and The Track at Asheville. IR Auto Solutions is the new App Café – Porsches & Coffee sponsor. As a result of their sponsorship, at every App Café, you’ll have coffee from Hav-a-Cup and donuts to enjoy while seeing your Porsche friends. Appalachian Region’s other new sponsor is The Track at Asheville, a facility of immersive professional racing simulators.
IR Auto Solutions specializes in high-end, luxury detailing in the Greater Asheville/Western North Carolina area. IR Auto Solutions also provides ceramic coatings, paint protection film (PPF) and other automobile paint protection services. To learn more about IR Auto Solutions visit their web site at: https://irautosolutions.co
The Track at Asheville will provide discount pricing on a 60-minute simulator session and will be providing special pricing for the Region for our Winter Sim League. Book a session at The Track at Asheville using this link: https://thetrackavl.com It is a fun, exciting experience. To acquire the discount code send an email to President Jim Moore.
To learn about all the Appalachian Region sponsors and the offers for members of the Region click on the Sponsors tab on the web site.
Sign-ups open in July for Appalachian Adventure, one of the Region’s biggest events of the year. As with all our events, sign up early as this is sure to be a sell-out event. Details are below.
See you at an Appalachian Region event!
Registration Opens July 15 for Appalachian Adventure on September 8-11, 2022
Join the Region in Blowing Rock, North Carolina for our weekend of driving, showing and socializing. Appalachian Adventure ’22 will occur September 8-11, 2022 using the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock as the host hotel and base for the socials that start Thursday evening, the drives on Friday, a concours on Saturday and an Awards Banquet Saturday night featuring a noted Porsche Racer as the after-dinner speaker.
We’ll also return to Chip Perry’s “Car Barn” to view his fabulous car collection and to attend a Hagerty Insurance Porsche Valuation Seminar. Of course you can also shop in Blowing Rock, sightsee or attend the Art Fair in the Park that occurs the same weekend.
Registration opens on July 15, 2022 on ClubRegistration.net. Complete details on the weekend and hotel reservations are available by clicking on the Appalachian Adventure logo.
Sign Up Now for the July and August Events
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 is now open.
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.
July Social Events (No Registration Necessary)
For details on each of the events use this link for the Appalachian Region Calendar.
Black Mountain Perks (Coffee Social) on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC
The Social Mixer on Wednesday July 20, 2022 at Mills River Brewery, 336 Banner Farm Rd, Mills River, NC
App Cafe: Porsches & Coffee, July 30, 2022, 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at Asheville Outlet Mall, Asheville, NC
Out-of-Region Car Events You May Enjoy
Porsches with the Brits - Sign Up July 15 for the September 24 Show
The Appalachian Region has been invited to return to the British Car Club’s Autumn in the Mountains Car Show at the Mills River Brewery. Last year we had 30 Porsches attend and we all agreed what a great day of showing our Porsches while viewing other European makes from Britain, Italy, France and Germany. The show has grown so big that entries will be limited with only 40 German car entries. Registration opens on July 15. You can register that day at: https://www.bccwnc.org/autumn-in-the-mountains-car-show/
Driving Autocross with Wilderness Trail Region on July 17
Have you wanted to try Autocross? The neighboring Wilderness Trail Region is hosting the third of their 2022 Autocross events in Johnson City, Tennessee. Johnson City is only an hour from Asheville so the venue is close and the crew in Wilderness Trail are fun and welcoming.
Autocross emphasizes driver skill and vehicle handling rather than just speed. The corners are tight, and there are lots of them, so the driving is exciting and challenging. Autocross speeds do not exceed those normally encountered in highway driving. The skills you learn and practice here; smooth transitions, enhanced braking, and skid correction, will have an immediate impact on improving the safety and skill of your street driving.
If you are interested in this Autocross event, let our VP and Autocross Chair, John Goetzman know with an email so we can travel together to the event. Here is the link to register: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wtr-autocross-cup-event-iii-etsu-parking-lot-22a-pca-wilderness-trail-508306
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:
- Date Night Drive & Dine
- Appalachian Region Welcomes New Members
- Appalachian Adventure Offers New Fun in 2022
- Another Sunny Morning Coffee in Black Mountain
- Track Drivers take on Road Atlanta
Anniversaries in the Region
Congratulate members on their longevity with the Porsche Club of America
Maureen Jobs, Nebo, 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 598 members. A Big Appalachian Region Welcome to:
Antonio Antonelli, Hendersonville, NC, Boxster
Scott Bailey, Asheville, NC, Cayenne S
Kent and Karen Brooks, Oconomowoc, WI, 911 Turbo S Cab (Transfer from Milwaukee)
David Martine, Hendersonville, NC, 911 Carrera 4S (Transfer from Northern New Jersey)
George Deussing, Highlands, NC, 911 Carrera S
Michael, Mclain, Brevard, NC, Test Drive
Anthony and Julie Quebbemann, Hendersonville, NC, Cayman S, (Transfer from Milwaukee)
Stephen Sheppard, Mobile, AL, Boxster S (Transfer from Sonnenschein)
Lance and Christine Swier, Spruce Pine, NC, Boxster (Transfer from Hurricane)
Ian and Teri Turner, Murphy, NC, 911 GT3 RS, Boxster S, (Transfer from Suncoast Florida)
Michael and Joan Wiemers, Hendersonville, NC, 911 Carrera
John Wildy, Fletcher, NC, 928 S4
Mark Windfeldt, Lake Lure, NC, 911 Carrera
See you at an Appalachian Region Event!
Jim Moore, President
PCA Member since 1998