A summary of our recent and upcoming events.

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  • Octoberfest Hits the Goal
  • November Sign-ups Open: Tech Session, Breakfast and an SUV Drive

Oktoberfest Hits the Goal!

The Oktoberfest MANNA Fundraiser was new to the Appalachian Region calendar and hit the goal with:

  • Great weather
  • Visually exciting drives
  • Tasty food
  • Tight organization
  • Fun Socializing and games
  • And…

Raised funds for MANNA FoodBank that will deliver 42,000 meals to our WNC neighbors facing food insecurity issues.

The goal for the event was to raise $10,000 for MANNA FoodBank. Appalachian Region members rose to the occasion by raising $10,495. One-third of the Appalachian Region membership contributed to reaching the goal thru a Registration Donation, a Raffle Entry and/or a straight donation.

The registration fee was $50 a person. This included a donation to MANNA FoodBank. Appalachian Region supported the donation with a $5 per person contribution so MANNA received a $25 per person contribution.

Oktoberfest was held at the Grand Olde Station in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina and was the perfect setting overlooking the lake with the color of Autumn in full bloom.

A complete article describing the festivities with photos can be viewed on the Appalachian Region web site by clicking this link. You can still contribute to MANNA by using the link in the article. Thank you to everyone.

Sign-Up Now for November Events

Is 3D Printing the Future for Parts? See a 3D Printing Demo at HPTautosport in November

As the temperatures drop, we move Appalachian Region events indoors with the start of our Tech Sessions. The November 5 Tech Session will focus on what could be the future of auto parts production: 3D Printing.

HPTautosport in Arden, North Carolina will provide a demonstration of how HPT uses 3D printing to produce specialized parts for customers of HPTautosport. HPTautosport focuses on parts for Japanese brands but it is known that Porsche is also producing parts with 3D printing so it is a technology we should be aware of as the industry changes.

A "hands-on" demonstration will occur from creating the 3D computer imaging to actual production of some Porsche art "live" while we all watch.

In addition to an interesting, informative demonstration, HPTautosport will be providing attendees with coffee and snacks to munch on while we are together.

Tech Session Details: HPTautosport, 114 Oval Rd, Arden, NC, Saturday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m.

You can register at this link.

Enjoy Breakfast with Friends in Burnsville

Enjoy a good 'ole Southern breakfast with friends in November at the Club favorite Pigs & Grits in Burnsville. As they describe themselves its where "Southern Cuisine meets Southern hospitality."

At a Breakfast Ramble you find your own way to and from the restaurant. You will join 20+ members to share breakfast at this casual restaurant serving full country breakfast favorites. Join us for Breakfast at Pigs & Grits in Burnsville on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. You can register at this link.

New SUV Drive Coming to the November Calendar

Details are still being refined, but following the enjoyment of the October of SUV off-road drive, Gerhard Hillmann is planning another off-road excursion for November 15. This tour will start in Black Mountain and drive up NC-105 (unpaved) to Wiseman's Overlook and Linville Falls for a picnic. The return will be via the Blue Ridge Parkway. Click on this link for more details that will be coming.

See you at an Appalachian Region Event!

Jim Moore – President

PCA Member since 1998