Fall is now upon us. Football, autumn leaves, school, responsibilities. Before we know it, winter will come and, for many of us, fewer Porsche driving days. So as you read this, pause a moment, sit back and fondly remember our September 10th Fun Run from Euroclassics Porsche west of Richmond to the Tyer’s home overlooking the beautiful Rappahannock River. It was a wonderful Porsche memory indeed.
The weather was perfect: a beautiful summer day, temperatures in the mid- 80s, sunny with a light breeze. Many beautiful Porsches and about 60 miles of lightly traveled twisty back roads. It was ideal for our beloved cars. But our club is more than just cars, it is the people and the camaraderie. Especially when 24 Cars and 52 people arrived at the Tyer’s home for a picnic of BBQ, fried chicken, beverages, and the fixings. Plus a spectacular view of the river. I for one can’t think of a better Porsche day.
But that event would not happen without a lot of help. Thanks to Brian, John and Christ plus the staff of Euroclassics for a delightful breakfast to get us started. As well as time to look a new Porsches. The new blue/gray Boaster really caught my eye. You got us started on the right foot. Thanks to Vince and Teresa Canepa for driving the route in its early stages. Thanks to Dave and Nancy Wallace for a fresh set of eyes on the instructions as well as providing many very useful comments and corrections.
Thanks to Gary and Robyn Tyer for opening their beautiful home to us. You are both most gracious hosts. Your home is beautiful and the vista is magnificent.
Finally thanks to my son, Lee, and granddaughter, Lauren, for helping me explore roads and put together this Fun Run. Whenever I ask them to help with a fun run, they always are enthusiastic and eager to help. I also enjoy our time together putting on these events.
As winter slips up on us, I may get my package of instructions and remember that wonderful September Saturday with the folks of First Settler’s Region, PCA. Fortunately our winters are not harsh. So maybe I may take one of those cold, clear winter days and drive the route again.
Since the leaves are off the trees, I might be able to see a dragon near Dragonville, VA. Drive Safe.