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October Newsletter

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The October issue of “Smoke Signals” is now available.

IN THIS ISSUE: Reports on two events: Overnight Drive to Waynesville; Okteenerfest 2014: CanAm Reunion •  Der Market – Porsche parts and cars for sale. 2014 calendar of events

Fall Fest 2014

It’s that time again! Time for our Region’s annual Fall Fest.

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For additional event information, contact Janis Berry janisberry@frontiernet.net or Vic Rola vicrola1@gmail.com 865-207-4303

The 2014 event will be two parts.

On Saturday afternoon, a short drive-out will begin at Smokies Stadium, exit 407 on East I-40. You should plan on being there at about 1:30pm.
The tour will terminate at Pachangas Grille on Cherokee Lake in Jefferson City, TN at about 4:00pm. The facility will have a cash bar available, appetizers, and a meal for us. Excluding alcohol, the all inclusive price will be $17.50 per person.
There is no charge for the tour portion of Saturday’s events.

On Sunday, we will have an autocross at Splash Country USA. To defer site expense, we’ve invited the SCCA to join us. So, it is an open autocross.
For PCA classing, we will have trophies. Rick Berry and Vic Rola will do the course design and we hope to have the first car off at 10:ooam.
The charge per driver is $35.

Hope you make plans to join in!

Register by Wednesday, November 5, 2014 with Rich Neubauer rnflga@gmail.com or 407-491-3403
When registering, please provide number attending, names, events in which you will participate, car – make and model.

We look forward to your participation.

2015 Planning Meeting

REMINDER – our planning meeting is coming up on Saturday. Please remember to send me any comments you would like to share regarding activities and planning for next year prior to the meeting

To help with planning for refreshments at the meeting, please drop me an Email if you are planning to attend.

Email sent October 5:

PCA_smokeymountain_logoDear Fellow Members,

As it says above, “It’s not just the cars, it’s the people”, and people is what this club is all about. We have opportunities to come together around a common interest – “Porsche” – making friends, sharing resources, and having fun with our cars. This is YOUR club and we want YOUR input as we begin to plan for 2015.

Our Board/Planning meeting will be held Saturday October 18 from 9:00 AM to noon and all members are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at Harper Acura, 9739 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Park at the Sea Ray Building across the street, go to the Acura showroom (about a 90 second walk) and staff will show you upstairs to the meeting room.

To assist us in the planning process, your leadership would very much like to hear your thoughts and ideas regarding club activities for next year. Some of the activities and related questions we will be considering are listed below.

Monthly Socials – Day of Week (currently Tue, Wed, or Thur)? Location? Meal? Drinks/Appetizers? Other?
Autocross – Scheduled at Spring Thing and Fall Fest; How many additional? Location (Splash Country, Pellissippi State College Other)?, When (Saturday or Sunday)?, How many open to other Sports Car Clubs (currently 2 events)?
Driveouts – When? Where? Overnighters?
Tech Sessions – Where? Topics? Hands-on/interactive?
Spring Thing – scheduled for April 24-26, 2015 in Greeneville, TN; Thoughts or ideas on changes or how to make this better?
Fall Fest – Thoughts or ideas on changes or how to make this better?
Great Porsche Show Off – Do you like it? Should we do more than one per year? How do we best publicize it?
Other – Any other ideas or suggestions (dream big) you want to put out for consideration?

If you are unable to attend, but would like to comment, please Email me at rnflga@gmail.com or call 407-491-3403 prior to October 18 with your input.

It is YOUR club and we want YOUR input!

Thanks,

Rich Neubauer
Club President

Harper Auto Square presents Cars & Coffee

The following invitation was received from Harper Auto Square:

spec_imageOn behalf of Harper Auto Square,

I would like to invite your car club to our Cars and Coffee event on Sunday, October 19th at West Town Mall located in Knoxville, TN!

Our Cars and Coffee event is a great way to meet other car enthusiasts, enjoy free refreshments, and check out sweet rides of all makes and models.

We host the largest Cars and Coffee event in the state of Tennessee and the October event will be no different! Cars and Coffee begins at 8 AM and ends at 11 AM.

All makes and models are invited and we urge you to invite your fellow car enthusiasts, friends, and family.

Event Details:
Harper’s Cars and Coffee
October 19th, 2014 : 8AM – 11 AM
Location: West Town Mall (7600 Kingston Pike)
Knoxville, TN

NOTE: Bill Johnson from Harper is holding 2 rows (approximately 18 spaces) for Smoky Mountain Region PCA members. You will need to get there early to get one of these spaces.