Bluegrass Region Porsche Club
Bluegrass Region Porsche Club

8/19/23 20th Anniversary & Member Appreciation Drive

Happy Anniversary!!  Well this has been the 20th Anniversary of the Bluegrass Region, PCA and so far, it’s been a great year.  For those that could attend the Member Appreciation event you know we gave some focus to the anniversary as well.  20 years, to some , I’m sure it feels like yesterday that the Bluegrass Region kicked off.  I commend those that had the fortitude and vision to create this and now look where the club is today.  Too many highlights to mention but I’d like to mention the Member Appreciation/20th Anniversary celebration Saturday the 19th at Ed Steversons house.  First a big thanks to Ed for all the work he put into the event and once again hosting the Membership Appreciation event at his lovely estate.  The event kicks off with a drive that always draws a large following.  Those of you that were not on the drive but waiting at Ed’s, had the distinct  pleasure of hearing all the Porsche’s roll in.  

We kicked the event off with our special guest and Zone Rep Mark Roethemeier.   He started some of our back history, outlined the National events and complemented our region for the high quality activity level.  Next up our Charter Members Philip Doty and Ken Hold picked up where Mark left off on the beginnings and development of our Region.  The President(me) got the toughest job to wrap this portion up while standing between all the attendees and the great BBQ from Stax.  

After dinner we began sharing the souvenir glass with the etched Bluegrass 20th anniversary logo.  But that wasn’t all people could leave with.  As is the custom we had drawings for many prizes.  Big thanks to all our sponsors. Please note the ads in our Rumble and we ask that you use them when in need of each type of service they provide.  Our sponsors have been very good to the Region in donations and support and I personally thank each one. All in all we had drawings for over two thousand dollars in gift certificates including six hundred toward the Atlanta Porsche Experience Center.   I already know that it will be going to use.  Looking forward to hearing about that experience and the expansions done at the Experience Center.  All the guests also made history by signing our 20th Anniversary banner.  Not sure when or if we have had a larger turnout but it was a good time by all.  Stay tuned for a chance to take that Porsche Banner, signed one of a kind, home with you for your garage.   The weather will soon be changing so keep up with our calendar of events posted on the website for more events to attend. 

Article written by Jamie Diehl.

Our annual Member Appreciation Drive was enjoyed by 43 members and friends in 27 Porsches.  We had a good range of cars with a 356 Cabriolet, many Boxster’s, Cayman’s and 911’s along with a great looking Macan GTS.

We gathered at Ramsey’s on old Harrodsburg Road for the Drivers Meeting led by Mike Love.  The cars were separated into two groups with leads and sweeps.  We followed the route we have done in the past but, why not, it’s a great scenic tour with some fun “Porsche” roads.  This includes some horse country through parts of Fayette and Woodford County then we hit 68 south through the “gorge” down to the Ky River and the palisades.  Rising up from the river we come to Shaker Village for a quick break then we continue to Harrodsburg and circle north of town on the by-pass and hit KY 390 till it dead ends into KY 53.  These are both great roads with curves and elevation changes.  KY 53 takes us to US 62 which we followed into Lawrenceburg.  We headed into downtown Lawrenceburg and picked up US 127 north which we stayed on till a right put us on Old Lawrenceburg Rd with just a few miles before we arrived at the Steverson Estate for the picnic and celebration.

Both Groups had a safe and fun time on the drive and everyone was complimentary of the routes.  Thanks to Larry Dukes, Mike Love, Neil Fisher, and Rich Barcellona for putting the drive together, leading and sweeping.  It was a very enjoyable drive.

Article written by David Patrick

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