Rhett Blanchard, General Manager of Flow Automotive/Porsche Asheville announced to the Appalachian Region Board that Porsche Asheville has tripled their Porsche Service capabilities.

Unlike modern Porsche engines, classic Air-Cooled Porsche engines can be easily removed for repairs as demonstrated here by Appalachian PCA member, Charlie Hickey. Charlie identified an oil cooler leak in his 1972 Porsche 911T Targa and the only way to make the repair is to remove the engine.

Race 1 of the Appalachian Region Winter Sim League held at club sponsor The Track at Asheville, started like 2022 finished with Michael Delaguardia leading the Championship, Sean McDonald in 2ndand David Wells in 3rd.  Tad Dixon, driving as a reserve for Tim Gallagher was new to the series this year and is currently holding down fourth place in the championship.

As many of you have realized, we here at 924S944.com encourage our front engine/transaxle friends to join the Porsche Club of America. We have been members since 1998, making this our 25th year of PCA membership. But this month we decided to do something different – join up with PCA again.

Moving our meetings to the second Tuesday of each month appears to have been a good idea. Fifteen Appalachian members attended our first one in 2023.

The January 7, 2023 Tech session introduced Appalachian Region members to the underside of the 718 platform with Dan Dazzo’s Racer Yellow GT4 up on a lift.  Over 30 members came out for this first-of-the-year gathering for Appalachian Region.