One more week and Appalachian Region is in Blowing Rock celebrating Appalachian Adventure ’22; four days of driving, socializing, showing Porsches and eating some great meals. Over 120 PCA members will be participating this year, our biggest Appalachian Adventure ever.

Even though Appalachian Adventure hasn’t happened yet, we are announcing our next big event: an Octoberfest Drive and Party that will help raise funds to support our Charity Partner MANNA Foodbank.

MANNA Foodbank, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a private, not-for-profit service organization working to end food insecurity in the 16 counties of Western North Carolina. For every dollar raised, MANNA Foodbank is able to deliver four meals. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 that will deliver over 40,000 meals to your neighbors in Western North Carolina (WNC).

Octoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2022. There will be three drives starting in Asheville, Hendersonville and Waynesville. There will also be an option to “Find Your Own Way” to the Octoberfest Party being held at The Grand Olde Station in Lake Toxaway.

Fundraising for MANNA Foodbank will occur through a donation with your registration fee, Raffle entries, a Silent Auction and donations for matching funds. The cost to participate is $50 per person with half the registration being donated to MANNA. The other half is to pay for your German-themed lunch being served at the Octoberfest party.

You’ll find more details on each activity below and on the Appalachian Region web site calendar entry for this event.

In the meantime, I'll see you at Appalachian Adventure!

General registration for for Octoberfest opens September 15.

Celebrate Octoberfest and Help MANNA FoodBank Put Meals on the Tables of WNC

Appalachian Region launches a new Oktoberfest Celebration for 2022 with drives and a party to help raise funds for MANNA FoodBank. Oktoberfest happens Saturday, October 15, 2022 with three drive options that originate in Asheville, Hendersonville or Waynesville, or you can Find Your Own Way to The Grand Olde Station in Lake Toxaway where Oktoberfest occurs.

The cost per person is $50 with half the registration being donated to MANNA and the other half for a German-themed lunch of Bratwurst, Schnitzel or a Vegetarian Wrap with sides and a dessert. Each registration also receives one entry in the Raffle where you can win a $1,300 Ceramic Coating, a one-of-a-kind Porsche Sculpture or several other prizes.

George and Cindy Cain have put together a great party.

Buy Raffle Entries to Win a $1,300 Ceramic Coating and Support MANNA FoodBank

You can purchase additional Raffle Entries whether you register for Oktoberfest or if you can't attend and just want a chance to win one of the great prizes while you support MANNA FoodBank. One entry is $25 up to 10 entries for $200.

The prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: $1,300 value Ceramic Coating from IR Auto Solutions
  • First Prize: One of a Kind Porsche laser-cut Wood Sculpture valued at $300
  • Three Second Prizes, each valued at $75
  • Porsche Boxster Paperweight or 911 Lapel Pins from Porsche Asheville
  • Hagerty's Driver's Club Membership
  • Griot's Garage Car Care Kit

For more details and the chance to purchase Raffle entries click this button:

Bid in an online Silent Auction for a chance to win a $2,000 value Ceramic Coating from K&M Collision, the Porsche-Certified Body Shop in Hickory, North Carolina.

K&M will provide their Concierge pick-up service to bring your Porsche to their shop. The long-lasting protection of a Ceramic Coating is the main reason Porsche owners choose a ceramic coating over the other options for paint protection. Ceramic Coating is a hard-shell coating that will help prevent water stains, road grime, bird droppings and other substances from reaching and harming the paint. With a quick rinse, the dirt and grime will slide right off.

Symington & Associates is providing four Tax Preparation Services preparing your 2023 personal Federal and State taxes. This is a $500-plus value available for you to bid on to support MANNA Foodbank. For details and an opportunity to bid, select the Place a Bid button below.

All funds raised will go to MANNA FoodBank to help put food on the tables of your neighbors in Western North Carolina.

New Off-road Drive to Pinnacle Mountain

Tour Chair John Goetzman and Gerhard Hillmann have just announced a new off-road drive on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 for PCA members with SUV or other off-road vehicles. This drive doesn't require a Porsche vehicle, just one capable of transversing a Category 2 off-road drive as defined by PCA. Complete details are available here.

September Events

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

Black Mountain Perks (Coffee Social): September 14, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC

Breakfast Ramble: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Smoky Mountain Diner, Hot Springs, NC

The Social Mixer: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Bearwaters Brewery, 101 Park St, Canton, NC

Porsches to Peaks Hiking Series: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sign-up for Upcoming Events

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 $30 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:

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.

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 August events:

  • Another Sunny Morning at App Cafe - Porsches & Coffee
  • Breakfast at the Cedar Mountain Cafe
  • The August Mixer Goes North
  • The First Day I Saw a 928
  • A Relaxed Morning at the Monte Vista Hotel
  • Why Do Miatas Beat Porsches in Autocross
  • The South Creek tour for the Club's Oenophiles

Anniversaries in the Region

Congratulate members on their longevity with the Porsche Club of America

20-Year Anniversary

  • Elfi LaPlante, Arden, NC

10-Year Anniversary

  • Timothy and Amy Scanlan

5-Year Anniversary

  • Liz Prewitt, Old Fort, NC

Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region

The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us in August. There are now 619 members in the Appalachian Region. A Big Appalachian Region Welcome to:

  • William Begg
  • Cyndy Caravelis
  • Christopher Jackson
  • Neal and Robyn Lipschutz
  • Scott Moore
  • Melissa and Michael Noel
  • David Pennebaker and Lisa Piercy
  • John Zeisz

See you at an Appalachian Region Event!

Jim Moore – President, PCA Member since 1998