Appalachian Region (APR) sponsor, IR Auto is a leader in paint protection and correction in Western North Carolina (WNC). IR Auto owner, Nick McDevitt, wanted to share with APR their latest unique paint protection project on the first CyberTruck to come to Western North Carolina.

Actually, it was more like two happy hours at TGI Fridays as the event went from 8:15 a.m. until well past 10:30 a.m. when the author left.  Appalachian Region kicked off the spring season with a new location for AppCafé Porsches & Coffee at TGI Fridays in Biltmore Village.

The Wilderness Trail Autocross Series opened on Sunday, March 24, 2024 with six Appalachian Region members driving in the event.  Wilderness Trail puts on a great Autocross series and since the venue is only an hour away our Autocross interested members participate in their series. 

The Appalachian Region redefined the meaning of a Soirée from an elegant evening of conversation and music to a casual afternoon of conversation and music.  However you define Soirée, it was fun, entertaining and a great event that will be repeating itself on the Appalachian Region calendar.

Spring has come early here, and we cealebrated its arrival with a relaxed breakfast in Black Mountian.

Ten Appalachian Region drivers started their track season at the Carolina’s Region High Performance Driver’s Education at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) this past weekend (March 9 & 10, 2024).

Splitting them up among four restaurants was a good decision, as the smaller numbers require less planning and are easier for restaurants to handle on their busy Saturday mornings.

The February mixer was our fourth event within six days and took place at Trailside Brewing in Hendersonville.

On Tuesday, February 13, Appalachian Region Porsche Club gathered at the Connestee Falls Country Club for an amazing night of fun and glamour.

Fourteen Appalachian members celebrated Black Mountain Perks changing both its day and its format.

The new Breakfast Ramble concept is proving popular as 32 members attended breakfast at the four simultaneous breakfast locations.


The final round of the Winter SIM Championship came to a conclusion today with a three-race series at Road Atlanta.  The 11 drivers were in Porsche GT3 R’s.  Racing action occurred at Appalachian Region Sponsor’s facility, The Track at Asheville.

The Saturday, February 2, 2025 tech session focused on how to clean your Porsche of the grime of winter. Two cleaning techniques were demonstrated.  21 members attended the tech session held at member Scott Rowbotham's shop in Arden, HPTautosport.

The first Porsche Parade was held in 1956 and has been held every year since then (except in 2020 due to COVID restrictions).  This is the national convention for the Porsche Club of America and as a Porsche owner and PCA member you should consider attending at least one Parade for the Porsche experience.

Round two of the Appalachian Region Winter SIM Championship saw the drivers racing at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Porsche GT3-R.  It was decided to offer Sim-Assist to the cars to make the driving a little easier on the challenging VIR track.

After a morning at the Hendrick Heritage Center viewing over 200 Corvettes and American muscle (along with 11 Porsches and six Ferraris), the Appalachian Region field trip to Charlotte returned to its roots as visits to Porsche shops were on the schedule.

Appalachian Region Porsche Owners Enjoy Corvettes and more...

Porsches and Corvettes are opposites in every way. Porsches have a flat-six, rear engine, designed for twists and turns versus Corvette’s V-8, front engine, rear wheel drive designed for speed and acceleration.

We're just days away from the opening of Phase One Registration for the 68th Porsche Parade, set to begin on January 31st at Noon ET.

Despite the chilly evening, about 20 members gathered at Sierra Nevada to celebrate.

The first month of the new breakfast ramble was this morning and met with varying levels of success for the inaugural event. It was a pretty cold January day, which may have had some staying home for some extra warmth. I'll paraphrase what the hosts had to say after breakfast.

The Appalachian Region Winter SIM Racing Championship kicked off on Saturday, January 13, 2024 with a full grid of 12 drivers.