Drive and Dine – the Dragon & Tapoco Lodge

August 6th Drive and Dine – Tail of the Dragon/Tapoco Lodge

 

The Porsche Club had a blast driving the dragon Saturday, August 6, 2016.  They even made it on Killboy’s highlight reel!

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Overnight Drive to Blowing Rock, NC

We are having an overnight drive out on August 20, 2016 to the beautiful town of Blowing Rock, NC. We will stay at the Blowing Rock Inn on August 20, 2016.  Rooms will be $119 per night plus applicable taxes.  On Sunday, we will return to Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway and the drive out will end there.
This trip will be limited to 20 cars due to the available space at the Blowing Rock Inn and we will determine the participants on a first come, first served basis.  An additional 4 villas are available at $159 per night if anyone is interested.  If you are going, please make your own room reservation at the Blowing Rock Inn 828 295-7921.  Be sure and tell them you are with the Porsche club.  Lodging reservations must be made by phone at the above number.  The night has been blocked for us and internet reservations will not be possible.  After making your reservation, please email me at vgsmith1944@gmail.com and let me know you are planning to attend.  I expect this trip to sell out and if that happens, we will start a waiting list.
More information and an agenda for the trip will be available later.

Upcoming Events

August Social

August 9 – Carolina Ale House 6:00PM  please RSVP Louise (lth3232@gmail.com)

We have TWO drives coming up…
August 6 – the Dragon!
August 20 – Drive to Blowing Rock, NC.

At a Glance

DRIVE OUT: August 6 – the Dragon!
DRIVE OUT: August 20 – Drive to Blowing Rock, NC.

 

Spring Thing – April 29 to May 1

Spring Thing attendeesJoin other Porsche fans from around the Region and beyond at Smoky Mountain Region’s 41st annual premier event being held this year in beautiful Greeneville, TN.

This multi-event weekend includes Concours – Street and Touring, TSD Rally or Tour, a Saturday night Banquet, and a Sunday morning Autocross.

Spring Thing ConcoursHost Hotel is the Historic General Morgan Inn (1884) – a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.
Special Rate: $89.00 per night. Make your reservations with the hotel and mention PCA to get the special rate. Deadline is April 4, 2016.

www.generalmorganinn.com
423-787-1000
1-800-223-2679

Don’t miss this great weekend of fun, friends, and Porsches!
Mark the date on your calendar now.

We look forward to seeing you there. Contact PeterLepir plepir@msn.com for more info.

Spring Thing TourSPRING THING 2016 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 29
3:00-8:00pm – Registration
6:00-8:00pm – Welcome Reception in the Hotel Lobby

SATURDAY APRIL 30
8:00-10:00am – Registration
9:00-11:00am – Concours
11:30am-1:00pm – Catered Lunch
1:00-4:00pm – Rally
6:00-7:00pm – Social • Cash Bar
7:00pm – Banquet and Awards

SUNDAY MAY 1
9:00 am Autocross at Greeneville Airport
10:30 am First Car Off


Register On-Line or download the Spring Thing 2016 Registration Form and mail with payment to:

Spring Thing Chair Peter LepirPeter Lepir
154 Oostanali Way
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-3303

PLEASE NOTE: if you register online, you still need to send a check to Peter Lepir at the above address. Make checks payable to “SMT PCA”.
There is no online payment option.

Concours Judging School

Porsche Club Concours Judging School  (No Experience Required)

When:

  • Saturday April 2, 2016
  • 9:30 am to 12:00 noon

Where:

  • Eurotech Knoxville
  • 6965 Karns Crossing Lane  Knoxville, TN  37931
  • Phone: 865-693-8911

What:

  • Concours Judge Training class
  • A short instruction on Concours judging
  • Practice judging in teams on actual cars

Who should attend:

  • Members who want to learn to be a Concours Judge.
  • Members who want to learn about the Concours Judging Process.
  • Members who want to learn more about Concours and Judging in order to help you be a better participant in a Concours competition.
  • Judges who want to get more practice or refresher.

Your Instructors:

  • Mike Parker; national Concours Judge, winner at national Parades, zone and regional Concours events.
  • Peter Lepir; first place Concours winner at the 2015 PCA Parade.

Register by e-mailing Mike Parker, rmp964@comcast.net or phone 865-579-9001 no later than March 31.

Just bring yourself; we will furnish everything you need to learn about Concours Judging

Hope to see you there on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 am.

Mike Parker

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