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FEBRUARY
11 – Social – 7:00pm at Restaurant Linderhof
20 – Great Porsche Show Off at Regal Cinema in Turkey Creek. 10am til 1pm

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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.

Winterfest – TN Region

WINTERFEST – February 19 & 20, 2016

WinterfestThe Tennessee Region PCA invites you to Winterfest 2016 to be held, once again, at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga TN. We will be back in the Conference Center which is an ideal venue for holding a Concours.

Porsche of Chattanooga is hosting the banquet on Saturday night. We have secured a block of rooms at the Best Western, Heritage Inn, right across the street from the dealership. The motel is convenient to I-75 at mile marker 7. The Best Western rooms are modern and up to date. Mention the Porsche Club and the rates are $65.99 for two double beds and $75.99 for a king. The motel has promised a block of parking spaces, as well. It is very convenient to the Volkswagen plant. The Best Western is located outside of the Hamilton Place Mall traffic pattern, but is only a short drive away for the “shoppers” in our group. The on-site City Café is open 24 hours and is owned by a Porsche owner; the food portions are large and the desserts are very impressive.
The Volkswagen Conference Center will open for Concours prep on Friday. We will have appetizers at registration that evening. We will provide beer, soft drinks and wine, as usual. For supper we will feature home-made Chili by our club members. If you have a killer recipe, please let Lesa Clark know by phone at 706 271-6518 and bring it with you.

The Concours will be held Saturday morning. We will have plenty of coffee and Continental Breakfast food at the site. The lighting in the Volkswagen plant is scientifically designed to make all the car colors really “pop.” You need to see how great your car looks. We will also have a Tech Quiz during the Concours, so bone up on arcane trivia. You can never predict what might be on the quiz. A Barbeque lunch will be provided on Saturday afternoon, hosted by RapidRx drugstore.

Jerry Thompson has a tour in store for those who want to see the scenery in the surrounding area. We have plenty of Porsche country around Chattanooga, so you can see for yourself why we are called the “Scenic Center of the South.”

On Saturday evening, we will have a hospitality room before and after the banquet. The hospitality room is located off the Best Western lobby. Come see if we are still young enough to float the keg.

As most of you know, the weather is unpredictable, but Winterfest is, after all, held in the winter. We still have a lot of fun, so we invite you to come and see why so many out-of-towners brave the elements to attend. So, please mark Winterfest on your calendar.

Winterfest Registration will be handled the old fashion way, by mail and check. I am too old to begin to set up the on-line application. Entry fees and Courtney Robbin’s address are on the application. Early applications are appreciated so we can plan our meals and trophies accordingly.

WINTERFEST ACTIVITIES:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
3-8pm: Arrival & and Concours Prep Volkswagen Conference Center
4-6pm: Appetizers and Libations Volkswagen Conference Center
6-7:30pm: Supper at Volkswagen Conference Center

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016
8am: Continental Breakfast & car prep-Volkswagen Conference Center
9am: Concours Begins-Volkswagen Conference Center
9am: Tech Quiz Beings-Volkswagen Conference Center
12pm: BBQ Lunch- Volkswagen Conference Center
1pm: Driving Tour of Chattanooga and Surrounding Area
5pm: Hospitality Room Starts Best Western Lobby – Lee Highway
6pm: Winterfest Banquet Porsche of Chattanooga campus
8pm: Continued Fun Into The Night… Best Western Lobby

LOCATIONS:
Volkswagen Group of America: 8001 Volkswagen Dr.: Chattanooga, TN 37416
Porsche of Chattanooga: 7648 Lee Highway: Chattanooga, TN 37421: 423-424-0500
Best Western Inn: 7641 Lee Highway: Chattanooga, TN 37421: 423-899-3311

We wish you a Happy New Year! See you at Winterfest!

Deems Riddle – 2016 Winterfest Chair 2016
423-322-3886 deemsriddle@yahoo.com

Jon Lancaster -Tennessee Region President
423-424-0500  jlancaster@porscheofchattanooga.com

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