The Appalachian Region membership continues to grow unabated as we have now surpassed 600 members in the Region. We are the ninth largest Region of the 16 Regions in the Southeast.
This growth really impacts our events as they are selling out faster than ever. Appalachian Adventure sold out in 11 hours. The Blowing Rock event will see the largest attendance ever with 65 cars and 121 participants. We have had to close the wait list. All of our events are usually space limited so I encourage you to sign up early when an event opens.
A new event is coming on October 15, 2022 that you will want to be aware of: an Oktoberfest Party with Leaf Viewing Drives. George and Cindy Cain and Jim and Linda Moore are organizing this event to include drives from Asheville, Hendersonville and Waynesville. Larry Koupal, Bill Price and Don Lowcavage are planning beautiful fall mountain drives. All the tours will arrive at The Grand Olde Station restaurant in Lake Toxaway for an Oktoberfest party.
The Oktoberfest drive and party will have a fee per person that includes a donation to MANNA Foodbank, a German-themed lunch and a chance to win one of the door prizes. Details are being finalized. Registration will open on September 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
HELP with Oktoberfest: 1) Do you play in a Polka Band or know of one? We would like one at Oktoberfest. 2) Also, we are looking for door prizes and silent auction items for Oktoberfest. If you have a polka band, door prize or auction item connection, let me know by clicking this email link.
In the meantime, I'll see you at Appalachian Adventure!
Sign Up Now for the August Breakfast Ramble at Cedar Mountain Cafe
Appalachian Region returns to Cedar Mountain Cafe, the breakfast restaurant that kicked off the successful Breakfast Ramble concept. For a Breakfast Ramble you find your own way to the Cedar Mountain Cafe, join other members for breakfast and then off for home on your own. There are many good roads to and from the restaurant to exercise your Porsche. Registration is now open using this link.
August 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
Black Mountain Perks (Coffee Social): August 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC
The Social Mixer: Wednesday August 17, 2022 at Eluvian Brewery, 11 Florida Ave, Weaverville, NC
App Cafe: Porsches & Coffee: August 27, 2022, 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at Asheville Outlet Mall, Asheville, NC
September Events with August Sign-up
Show Your Porsche on September 24 at Autumn in the Mountains
App Cafe will be held in combination with the British Car Club's Autumn in the Mountains Car Show. Porsches are invited to appear in a special German category. A $25 donation is required to participate, but spectators are free.
Autumn in the Mountains is a fun, low pressure show. One award is given per class based on a People's Choice voting. system. The venue at Mills River Brewing provides a wonderful show field with food and beverages to enjoy while you're viewing a variety of European brands including, MG, Triumph, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Jaguar and more... There are currently 27 Porsches from the club entered with a maximum of 40. Sign up now at: https://www.bccwnc.org/autumn-in-the-mountains-car-show/
Drive with the Appalachian HPDE Team at CMP
Nine Appalachian drivers are off to the Carolinas Motorsports Park on September 17 & 18 to drive a High Performance Driver's Education (HPDE) event with Hooked on Driving. We would normally be driving the Carolina's Region HPDE at CMP in September but this year it conflicts with Appalachian Adventure.
If you want to learn about the basics of HPDE events and how your Porsche is protected through on-track insurance, here is an article about the Appalachian Region track program. Basics of High Performance Drivers Education
However several drivers who are not attending Appalachian Adventure are attending the September 10 & 11 PCA HPDE at CMP. If you want to drive on the track, you have a choice of two weekends. Send an email if you are interested in driving one of these events and you'll be connected with the Appalachian Region organizer.
Breakfast at the Smoky Mountain Diner in September
Join Joe's Breakfast Ramble at the Smoky Mountain Diner in Hot Springs, NC on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. This is a club favorite since the food is great, ambiance is terrific and the roads to and from Hot Springs provide driving fun. Smoky Mountain Diner is known for their cinnamon buns, but their full breakfast fare is terrific. Registration for the September Breakfast Ramble opens on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Click on this link to register.
Register for the September Hike to see the Hawk Migration
Hike this double-summit, scenic five mile loop on the Art Loeb and Investor Gap trails, summiting Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain. It’s a sun-drenched, blueberry and blackberry-filled adventure over two bald mountains to some incredible views.
The timing of this hike was chosen to maximize our chances of seeing the Broad Wing Hawks migrate south for the winter. On average, 400-500 Hawks fly past this area daily during late September. For more information and registration, click on this link.
Show Your Porsche at the 25th Annual Euro Auto Festival In Greenville
Euro Auto Festival returns to Greenville after a COVID hiatus to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the BMW CCA Foundation property on October 22, 2022. This show draws a regular display of member's Porsches and some of their other European cars that share the garages. Several member's Porsches are already entered. For more information and registration, click on this link.
Save 10% on Appalachian Region Clothing
Sale ends this Friday, August 5, 2022
Now is the time to order Appalachian Region branded clothing so you can show the Appalachian colors while at Appalachian Adventure. You can save 10% off all clothing items ordered from July 15 – August 5, 2022. All orders received by August 5, 2022 will be delivered by September 5 - in time for Appalachian Adventure.
To view items, click on the “Store” tab on the website: https://www.companycasuals.com/AppalachianRegionPCA/start.jsp Available items include Polo shirts, Activewear, Outerwear, Hats and Accessories. The only item excluded is the name badge.
To order an item, email Kathy Boehm at KathyABoehm@gmail.com After you email your order, follow up with a call to Kathy at 336.566.7501 to provide credit card information and to confirm the order.
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 July events:
- Basics of High Performance Drivers Education
- Appalachian Region Summits its Peak Again!
- Protect Your Porsche with Paint Protection Film (PPF)
- Cross-Region Event Introduces Appalachian Region to Autocross
- Breakfast at the Zoo was Full
- Another Warm Sunny Morning for Black Mountain Perks
- Driving the Twist & Turns as the Region "Goes West"
- How Luft Wasser Supports The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County
Anniversaries in the Region
Congratulate members on their longevity with the Porsche Club of America
- Rick Lopes, Asheville
- Larry and Helen Elliott, Hendersonville
- Rob and Carol Hunter, Cashiers
- Jonathan and Kimberly Hixson, Asheville
- Dennis and Jackie Lyles, Asheville
- Dean and Mary Beth Fender, Asheville
Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region
The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us in July. The Appalachian Region now has 616 members. A Big Appalachian Region Welcome to:
- Eric Aschaffenburg
- David and Lisa Baker
- Thom Coffee
- Donya and Ed Fowler
- Markus Hecker
- Jason Roman
- Charlie Schilling and Natalie
- Matt Tenley and Ann Zakszewski
- Michael Warnock
- David Weinstein
See you at an Appalachian Region Event!
Jim Moore – President
PCA Member since 1998