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"Earth to Air Brigade" A Drive to Pisgah Astronomical Institute

The Air Brigade end-of-season drive took 20 members in 12 Air-Cooled Porsches to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, North Carolina. PARI is a former NASA facility from its space heyday and a Department of Defense listening post that is now a non-profit research facility.

Air-Cooled Porsches with Satellite Dish
Air Brigade at the PARI Radio Telescope Dish

Beverly and Allen planned the day’s events of a lunch, a drive and a private tour of PARI for the Air Brigade. The day started at Hawg Wild BBQ in Brevard where the group gathered for lunch and sharing of Air-Cooled Porsches.

Allen and Beverly chose their Guards Red Carrera 3.2 Cab for the day’s drive while TD and Kathleen brought out TD’s pristine white 993 coupe. The fabulous weather of the day allowed for the cabs and targas to be top down while we saw some of the “best” come out of the garage that included our favorite 914 of Mark and Amy’s, the special wide body Carrera 3.2 Targa of Greg’s and our usual assortment of special Carrera 3.2’s, SC’s, a 964 and several 993’s, and Charlie and Janet’s ’72 911 Targa as the only early 911 driving.

Porsche 911, Porsche 993, Porsche Carrera 3.2