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Shenandoah PCA small logo Shenandoah Membership Milestones, June 2022
by John Odden, Membership Chair

   25 Years: Brad Bradford

   20 Years: Harold Cole

   15 Years: James Grichar

   10 Years: Eric Parlet


PCA logo Shenandoah Region PCA  Membership Report
by John Odden, Membership Chair        Posted 2022, June 5

Primary Members–305
Affiliate Members–188
Total Membership–493

New members:

  • Les Bowers of Charlottesville, VA – 1973 911 T

Transfers In

  • Woody Staub of Richmond, VA from Riesentoter Region (PA)
  • David Emory of Maidens, VA from First Settlers Region
  • Edward Wright of Keswick, VA from Potomac Region

Transfers Out

  • No transfers out

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Tech session at Detail Driven Hazy Mountain Driving Tour - May 21, 2022
by: John Odden
Photos by: Tim Foster, Jon Aronson, John Odden



Jonathan Perelman was the tour lead for this terrific drive. We met at Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet which was a very nice and unique setting for the beginning of a region drive. Members were enjoying ice cream, freshly made doughnuts and purchasing some delicious fruit preserves.

We had 35 cars and 55 people attending. We had several members from the local SAAB club join us and we always enjoy having them. Our tour lead had us head south on the Blue Ridge Parkway which provided some breathtaking vistas of the east and west valleys. The elevations were amazing.

Our first stop was the Montebello Store just a short distance from the BRP. The selection of roads heading north from Montebello were nothing short of perfect Porsche Roads! We observed a group of trout fishermen preparing to do some fly fishing in a stream visible from the road.

We arrived at Hazy Mountain Winery and Brewery to our own reserved mezzanine. I was told the views from Hazy Mountain are superb, but I must say they are some of the best Virginia has to offer. Everyone had a wonderful day with excellent roads and great camaraderie at each stopping point.









Tech session at Detail Driven Tech Session - LED Lighting for Classic Porsches - May 14, 2022
by: John Odden
Photos by: Dick Pitman



Region members were provided a very in depth and interesting session on exterior and dash lighting by fellow member Engelbert Meulhaupt. Engelbert has been assembling LED lighting kits to retrofit into classic Porsches for 8 years. He has determined the correct LED for each application. To our amazement, he also has an LED manufacturer producing to his specifications. The kits he provides are all pre- engineered with complete instructions. They are literally plug and play.

We were given demonstrations on the different headlight illumination systems over the many years lighting has evolved. Engelbert has built a Porsche gauge display showing the level of illumination of the original incandescent bulbs and the engineered LED systems. When it comes to taillights, we learned that amber and red must be the color of the LED, not a clear bulb as with used with incandescent lighting combined with a colored lens.

Engelbert's company is Carmagic, LLC






Tech session at Detail Driven Tech Session at Detail Driven - April 23, 2022
by: John Odden
Photos by: Sebastian



Max Shumeyko, the owner of Detail – Driven in Harrisonburg, VA provided our region members an outstanding session on the techniques of installing protective windshield film. Detail – Driven provides paint correction (returning the original vehicle finish luster), vehicle detailing, vehicle protective film, wraps and ceramic coating.

Detail – Driven provided the finish detailing for the 2019 Best In Show Porsche at the Porsche Parade and the Preservation Class winner at the 2021 Porsche Parade. These are the most stringent Concours judged events hosted by PCA.




Shenandoah PCA small logo Shenandoah Membership Milestones, May 2022
by John Odden, Membership Chair

   30 Years: Peter Chapin

   25 Years: Roger Borsink

   15 Years: Eric Huggins

   10 Years: Martin Burks

   5 Years: Jim Tetterton, Michael Evans, Dan Kuchenberg, David Coon


PCA logo Shenandoah Region PCA  Membership Report
by John Odden, Membership Chair        Posted 2022, May 10

Primary Members–299
Affiliate Members–185
Total Membership–484

New members:

  • Roger Cobb of Charlottesville, VA – 1982 911 SC
  • Carol Davis of Crozet, VA – 2022 718 Boxster
  • William McDonald of Charlottesville, VA – 2007 Cayman S
  • David McLeod of Basye, VA – 2022 Cayenne GTS
  • Jesse Schiffres of Harrisonburg, VA – 2002 911 Turbo

Transfers In

  • Randall Citrano of Bumpass, VA from Chesapeake Region
  • Timothy Tucker of Chesterfield, VA from First Settlers Region
  • Robert Weber of Williamsburg, VA from First Settlers Region

Transfers Out

  • Shannon Kennedy to Potomac Region

Please verify and update your postal and email addresses so that we can stay in touch with you. Here are instructions on how to change your PCA member records or renew your PCA membership.


Merrie Mill Farm Winery Merrie Mill Farm and Winery, April 15, 2022
by: John Odden
Photos by: Paula Ironmonger



New member, Cecile Graziano stopped in at Merrie Mill Farm returning from our March 27 driving tour in Orange and Madison Counties. Cecile felt the venue was worth a visit by the Shenandoah members. We have not done many events on a weeknight, but we thought we would give it a try. We began at 5:30 PM on Friday evening with registrations for the event reaching capacity early in the week. The objective was a venue we could mingle and socialize. The second-floor balcony was reserved for our group which provided a gorgeous view looking west over the vineyard and the mountains. We had nothing short of perfect weather to complement the evening. Merrie Mill had live music playing on the ground level. The winery brings in food trucks to compliment their offerings. Friday, we were treated to Salty Bottom Blue Oysters from Gwynn’s Island, Virginia. Their selection was either roasted or raw oysters on the half shell. The oysterman was actually shucking the oysters. The oyster lovers in the group were in heaven! A fantastic evening was had and something we will need to do again.






mukhas backyard tour Mukha's Backyard Driving Tour, March 27, 2022
by: John Odden
Photos by: Ray Chung & Dan Graff



We began the year with our first driving tour which was everything we could have asked for. Ray Chung was the tour lead and provided the region with an outstanding drive through Orange and Madison Counties. We had almost 40 cars and just under 60 people attending. This is an excellent turnout for late March. Bates McLain and Dan Graff provided their assistance to Ray with their knowledge of the two counties and tour organization.

The drive concluded in the Town of Orange at Iron Pipe Alewerks. Iron Pipe had delicious pizza and some of the best brewed beer in the area.







Shenandoah PCA small logo Shenandoah Membership Milestones, April 2022
by John Odden, Membership Chair

   25 Years: Hurst Chadwick

   10 Years: Donald Behnke


PCA logo Shenandoah Region PCA  Membership Report
by John Odden, Membership Chair        Posted 2022, April 1

Primary Members–290
Affiliate Members–180
Total Membership–470

New members:

  • Cecile Graziano of Staunton, VA, 2021 Macan
  • Kurt Gunderson of Bridgewater, VA, 2015 911 Carrera GTS

Transfers In

  • Peggy Plummer of Crozet, VA from Goldengate Region (CA)

Transfers Out

  • Justin Callahan to Suncoast Region (FL)
  • Jonathan Goff to Redwood Region (CA)

Please verify and update your postal and email addresses so that we can stay in touch with you. Here are instructions on how to change your PCA member records or renew your PCA membership.


mt ida Mount Ida Winery & Taphouse
by: John Odden, March 5 2022
Article and Photography by: John Odden



What a spectacular day for the first weekend in March. Early March can be risky planning an outdoor event in Virginia. This was our second social gathering for 2022 and the weather gods were looking out for our region.

Mount Ida proved to be a beautiful venue south of Charlottesville in Scottsville, VA. Dan Graff suggested we place this destination on our calendar. This was a two part endeavor. Our first stop on the Mount Ida grounds was the Craft Cville presents Galentine's Redo Pop Up Market. The women crafters of Charlottesville were displaying and selling their creative work. The level of artistic talent was very apparent. After perusing the craft displays, members drove to the Winery and Taphouse. The beverages were delicious and everyone enjoyed the culinary selection.

Those members sitting with David and Susana Weber were invited to play croquet at their home upon departing Mount Ida. The Webers transferred to the Shenandoah Region from the Northeast after finding Virginia to be such a wonderful place to settle. They love croquet and have a professional croquet course. Those in attendance all thought they knew how to play croquet until they played with the Webers. What a wonderful experience to cap an already fantastic day.


View from Mt. Ida looking west. Wintergreen Ski Resort is Visible.


A great time was had by all


From left to right; Priscilla Carter, Jody Calkins and Susana Weber


Croquet Champions from left to right; David Weber, Harold Calkins and Darnell Taylor


Members enjoying a spectacular March afternoon.


Shenandoah PCA small logo Shenandoah Membership Milestones, March 2022
by John Odden, Membership Chair

   20 Years: David Israel

   15 Years: Gary Hunter

   5 Years: Gordon Ellis


PCA logo Shenandoah Region PCA  Membership Report
by John Odden, Membership Chair        Posted 2022, March 10

Primary Members–289
Affiliate Members–180
Total Membership–469

New members:

  • Michael Appleby of Charlottesville, VA, 2018 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
  • Gregory Harris of Charlottesville, VA, 2022 Panamera 4

No Transfers In or Out for February

Please verify and update your postal and email addresses so that we can stay in touch with you. Here are instructions on how to change your PCA member records or renew your PCA membership.


Shenandoah PCA small logo Shenandoah Membership Milestones, February 2022
by John Odden, Membership Chair

   15 Years: Scott Carpenter

   10 Years: Jeff Sivers, Michael Tucker

   5 Years: Clare Weidman, Jason Hensley


PCA logo Shenandoah Region PCA  Membership Report
by John Odden, Membership Chair        Posted 2022, February 15

Primary Members–287
Affiliate Members–179
Total Membership–466

New members:

No new members joining in January

Transfers In

  • Chuck Coli of Manakin-Sabot from First Settlers Region

Transfers Out

  • Tim Ulvi of Culpeper to Potomac Region

Please verify and update your postal and email addresses so that we can stay in touch with you. Here are instructions on how to change your PCA member records or renew your PCA membership.


pro re nata Rolex 24 at Daytona – Live Streamed at Pro Re Nata Brewery & Taphouse
by: John Odden, January 29, 2022
Photography by: Tim Foster



Pro Re Nata in Crozet, VA welcomed the region with a wonderful reception. They agreed to purchase Peacock + (exclusive live stream source for IMSA) to accommodate a region get together on Saturday, January 29. We had snow over night which was a concern, but we only had 1” or less. The roads were clear and the group had a terrific time. Pro Re Nata owner, John Scheob, is a car guy and visits VIR every year for the IMSA Michelin GT Challenge race. John has invited us back to view the IMSA races for 2022.

We had the Canas's from Fairfax, Virginia drive down for our event. They saw the event posting on motorsportreg and decided to join us. They are Potomac Region members and said they would very much like to participate in our drives this year. We welcomed them and will look forward to having them back.

This was a great gathering for the end of January. We hope you will join us on March 19 for the 12 hours of Sebring race.


picnic 2021 Holiday Party, Michie Tavern
by: John Odden, December 2021
Photography by: Tim Foster



The Shenandoah Region hosted our annual Holiday Party at Michie Tavern after a one year Covid hiatus. Sam Morris, the Tavern general manager of 43 years, welcomed us back with an outstanding evening that everyone enjoyed. Our charity for this event was the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots. We were wonderfully surprised to have two active duty Marines join us to accept the Toys for Tots donations our members so graciously provided.

We filled Michie Tavern to capacity for our annual Holiday Party. We were very fortunate to have Bill Blodgett celebrate his Birthday with us that evening. Bill was rewarded with a full region chorus of “Happy Birthday to You”!


Randy & Christine Johnson


Micky Ogburn & Claudia Muelhaupt


Amber Singh


Priscilla Carter & Darnell Taylor


Charlie Agee & John Odden


Hadley Singh Selecting the Raffle Winners


Ruth's Chris Steak House Winners, Ray Chung & Barbie Babcock


Rennsport Dragon Rally Winner Jonathan Newhall


Porsche Driving Experience Winner Dottie Dilts


picnic Turkeys in the Trunk
by: John Odden, November 30, 2021
Photography by: David Ogburn



The Shenandoah Region hosted our annual charity event to provide meals for those in need by supporting the Blue Ridge Food Bank in Charlottesville and Feed More in Richmond the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Members in Charlottesville met at Flow Porsche and members in Midlothian met at Euroclassics Porsche. The Midlothian event had a great deal of support from First Settlers Region members. Mike and Mary Ball of First Settlers and Harold Singh of Shenandoah assisted with registration.

The Charlottesville team were treated to lunch by the region at Tip Top Restaurant. The Midlothian group did a driving tour to Fine Creek Brewing Company in Powhatan, VA. Each region provided lunch for their respective members at Fine Creek.

The cumulative donations for both events was 1985 lbs of food and $7380 in checks. This is a new record for the region. I would like to thank each participant for their contribution to this outstanding cause. I would like to encourage those of you who were not able to make this event to please join us next year to allow us to continue to increase our annual donation.




picnic Annual Picnic
by: John Odden, October 30, 2021
Photography by: Tim Foster



The Shenandoah Region annual picnic was held on October 30 at the lovely and picturesque Harkaway Farm in Keswick, VA. The Barvarian Chef catered the event with an outstanding selection of German food. The event sold out and we had 100 members in attendance.

The weather provided us a high of 61° and no rain. Everyone had a terrific afternoon. We have traditionally had the annual picnic in August which has always been very warm. The end of October provided wonderful change to a crisp fall setting.


Entrance to Harkwaway Farm

Steve Upman won the auto detailing raffle from Automotive Aesthetics. Dick Pitman, Ray Chung and Mike Early were awarded their Concours Class Winner trophies from RPM.

We would like to thank Mark Sackson for hosting the event at Harkaway Farm.


Singer


Ray Chung receiving RPM Concours trophy


Mike Early receiving RPM Concours trophy


Tim Foster's Lime Gold Boxster


Shenandoah PCA small logo Shenandoah Membership Milestones, January 2022
by John Odden, Membership Chair

   15 Years: Jesse Baldwin

   5 Years: John Dean


PCA logo Shenandoah Region PCA  Membership Report
by John Odden, Membership Chair        Posted 2022, January 3

Primary Members–293
Affiliate Members–182
Total Membership–475

New members:

  • Ian Bowles of Fishersville, VA, 1987 944
  • Benjamin Grasso of Charlottesville, VA, 2011 911 Turbo S Cab

Transfers In

  • James Boschen of Richmond from First Settlers Region

Transfers Out

  • Randy Bell of Richmond to First Settlers Region

Please verify and update your postal and email addresses so that we can stay in touch with you. Here are instructions on how to change your PCA member records or renew your PCA membership.


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