A summary of our recent and upcoming events.
Message from the President
Porsche driving season is well underway with events almost every weekend. We start the month with the sold-out Drive & Dine Mountain Brook Vineyards tour with 25 Porsches and 43 members. There is a wait list for this drive so if you can't make it, please let us know so we can accommodate others.
On the same weekend, we have 10 members going to Road Atlanta for an HPDE event. Our HPDE program has really become active. If you have ever thought that you would like to learn about the performance of your Porsche in a safe environment, this is the way to experience your car.
Porsche celebrates their 75th anniversary on June 8th and the Appalachian Region will recognize this date with a Steak dinner and program at The Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain. At the dinner we will hear about the start of Porsche, a 356 barn find story and will recognize 50-year PCA members.
Porsche Parade also occurs in the month of June. Its location in Palm Springs, California is limiting attendance by Appalachian Region members. If anyone is attending from the region, please let me know.
On June 20th at Porsche Parade PCA will announce the winner of the Region of the Year, Public Service Region and Enthusiast of the Year. I believe Appalachian Region is deserving of all three awards, but we will have to wait and see what the judges think.
Appalachian Adventure '23 isn't until September, but hotel reservations will open on June 15 so put the event on your calendar and plan on booking your room in June. The event moves this year to the Waynesville Inn & Golf Club. The resort will be welcoming the Appalachian Region after a $27 million renovation to the resort, rooms, banquet facilities and grounds. Waynesville will provide a great jumping off spot for drives and the grounds will provide a beautiful green space for the concours. Read more about the event below or go to the web site www.Appalachian-Adventure.com
Watch for Appalachian Adventure hotel sign-up this month, during the June 15 sign-ups.
Jim Moore, President
Register Today for June Events.
Hike to High Rocks Vista - Wednesday, June 14
Hike to the High Rocks Vista via the Appalachian Trail just over the border in Tennessee. Click this link for details and registration.
Breakfast at Eggs Up - Saturday, June 17
Join the Appalachian Region for breakfast at Eggs Up in Hendersonville, NC. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. For details and registration use this link. If the event sells out, please add yourself to the wait list as we often have cancellations.
Appalachian Adventure Hotel Registration Opens June 15
Appalachian Adventure ‘23 is scheduled for September 7-10 at the Waynesville Inn and Golf Club. The weekend includes driving tours, a People’s Choice Concours, a tech quiz, socials and an award banquet.
Hotel registration for Appalachian Adventure will open on June 15, 2023.
Registration for Appalachian Adventure will be a two-part process similar to Porsche Parade. You will need to first register for the hotel to gain the code that will then let you register for the event on July 15.
Registration instructions and the hotel group code will be included in the mid-month email newsletter and posted on the region’s web site.
For more information, please go to the event web site at: www.Appalachian-adventure.com
June Social Events (No registration necessary)
Black Mountain Perks - Tuesday, June 13
Join Richard and Barbara Little as they host Black Mountain Perks at The Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain. A Coffee and pastry package for $8 plus tax is served starting at 9:00 a.m. when club members start arriving for socializing over a coffee. Now that the weather has turned nice, we'll be on the patio enjoying a chat around the fire.
Social Mixer - Wednesday, June 21
This month the Social Mixer will be at the Thirsty Monk in South Asheville, at the 2 Towne Square location. This is an open house type event, come and go as you please between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Have a glass of beer, a bite from the food truck, or just some fine conversation with fellow Appalachian Region members. No Registration is necessary; just come on out for a beer.
AppCafe´ Porsches & Coffee - Saturday, June 24
AppCafe´ Porsches & Coffee returns to Asheville Outlets in the back of the mall after a 46 Porsche turnout in May. This is the Appalachian Region version of Cars & Coffee and has proven to be one our most popular events.
App Cafe´ runs between 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Come and go as you please, just bring a Porsche and a smiling face. Appalachian Region supplies the coffee and treats courtesy of IR Auto sponsorship. New App Cafe´ Chairs Lance and Christine Swier will be on hand to welcome you.
Check the Appalachian Region web site for details on each month's events.
Pop-up, Meet-up at Prescott Auto Reserve - June 5
Join Porsche owners to greet the Classic Motorsports Road Tour as it stops at the Prescott Auto Reserve. Classic Motorsports magazine has asked if we’ll join them when they stop at Prescott Auto Reserve, the largest luxury car storage facility in North Carolina. Classic Motorsports will be bringing a dozen classic sports cars plus you can tour the Prescott Auto Reserve with their own collection of storage cars and private club area. If you haven’t seen this facility yet, now is a good chance.
Date: Monday, June 5, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Prescott Auto Reserve, 37 Maxwell Drive, Hendersonville, NC
(Flecther Exit 44 off I-26)
News in the Region
Articles to Read
For up-to-date stories and news in the Appalachian Region, be sure to look at our web site on a regular basis and click on the "News" tab. Articles to read from the past month include:
- AppCafe´ Porsches & Coffee Welcomes Summer
- New Member Picnic at Point Lookout Vineyards
- Big Laurel Drive & Dine
- New Belgium Brewery Social
- Black Mountain Perks goes on the road to Little Switzerland
- Porsches to Peaks Caeser's Head hike
Membership Anniversaries to Celebrate
Congratulate members on their time with PCA as they celebrate milestone anniversaries with PCA. This month we celebrate some long-term members of PCA.
- Tom and Barbara Morgan, Hendersonville, NC
- Happy and Linda Del Buono, Hendersonville, NC
- Thad and Sonia Hodgson, Brevard, NC
- Tim and Lutye Kruse, Alexander, NC
Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region
The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us last month. We now have 436 primary members and 683 total members. A Big Appalachian Region welcome to:
- Mark Allbaugh
- Maureen Bay
- Robin Coopet
- Bob and Lisa Dews
- Sam and Jodi Evans
- Barrington Irving
- Michael Pratt and Carol Coplhard
- Sandra Sloan
- Elan Zamora
App Cafe´ Porsches & Coffee Sim Racing
See you at an Appalachian Region Event!
Jim Moore, President
PCA Member since 1998