Happy New Year 2023! A new beginning with a new club board and adventure. As the new president, we will work to continue our growth…
Our board is here to serve the new and current members. We will be adding exciting drives to create comradery among members. We will also get our members more involved on leading drives. Plus, we are working hard to have a charity car show that we have missed, a couple of years now, due to Covid.
Central Chapter cars and coffee will be held in different locations to accommodate and meet other members from Corvallis and Albany. And, we will schedule a couple of Tech sessions to learn more about our cars and newer technologies.
Let’s make 2023, a good and an unforgettable year. As Porsche says, “There is No Substitute.“
– Greg Dino
Cascade Region President
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The below calendar shows 4 different local event categories:
- Cascade Region, Central Chapter
- Cascade Region, Southern Chapter
- Other PCA events
- Non-PCA events of possible interest
Join us for a Drive! to the Yamhill County Historical Society’s Heritage Center. The Heritage Center complex features over 40,000 square feet of displays showcasing the area’s agricultural history, including a collection of more than 100 antique tractors, horse-drawn equipment and buggies, autos from the early 1900s, and fire-fighting equipment from the late 1890s.
Order lunch in advance from Harvest Fresh Grocery in McMinnville, www.harvestfresh.com. Be sure to mention PCA and delivery to the Heritage Center will be arranged.
The starting point for this DRIVE! will be at the Safeway at the north end of Junction City. Plan on meeting at the starting point at 9:00 AM with arrival at the Heritage Center around Noon.
Overnight tour of 13 Covered Bridges in Southern Oregon with an overnight stay in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Picnic on the first day, Saturday. Bring a lunch. A tour of Oregon Aviation Historical Society and Museum in Cottage Grove has also been arranged. Overnight arrangement at Cottage Grove Inn must be made by individuals. Start location will be at Black Rock Coffee Bar in Medford.
Join us at 10 AM at the new Winco Foods (formerly Shopko) on Chad Drive in Eugene for a short, but entertaining Drive! to Thompson’s Mills on the beautiful Calapooia river in Shedd, Oregon. Thompson’s Mills is a unique survivor of times past; the last water-powered mill in the state that still runs the milling machines for demonstrations today. Bring a picnic (we’re scouting locations to pick up lunch near the mill), take a tour, and just chill in this great spot. Don’t forget your State Parks pass, if you have one!
Join us on Saturday, August 13 for one of our prettiest twisty drives! If you haven’t driven Tyee Road before, it twists along the banks of the Umpqua river, from just south of Elkton to the little town of Umpqua, just east of Sutherlin. We’ll picnic (and taste wine, if you’d like) at Henry Estate Winery. For those who don’t want to pack a picnic, we’ll make a stop at the Lighthouse Center Bakery in Umpqua to pick up food. It’s a fantastic drive that is completely paved, even the short bit to the winery.
We meet at 9 AM at Lowe’s on West 11th in Eugene. Hope to see you there!
Join us for one of the more unique drives on the calendar. Meet at the Edgewood Center at E 40th Ave & Donald St in Eugene at 9 AM. After a brief drivers’ meeting, we’ll roll at 9:30. After a quick pit stop at Dorena Lake (which is a little gem all on its own), we’ll enjoy a low-speed autocross-like route through the forest, ending with lunch at the Steamboat Inn on the banks of the Umpqua River. RSVPs are essential so the Inn can accomodate us. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org/
Join us for our final Drive! of 2022, which will end with lunch at Deb’s Cafe in Alsea. Plan to meet at Lowe’s on W 11th in Eugene at 9:00 AM for a brief drivers’ meeting. We’ll roll at 9:30. Routes are still being considered, so watch this space for the latest updates. October usually serves up good weather, but we will drive, rain or shine.