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Targa Carolina 2019 - Classic Porsches in the Blue Ridge

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Porsche 964 Turbo, Porsche 911, Porsche 993
Targa Carolina Classic Porsches

Air Brigade visited Little Switzerand, NC on Friday, September 20, 2019 to view the start of Targa Carolina 2019. Targa Carolina is a private by-invitation Classic Porsche drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

All models of Classic Air-Cooled Porsches are participating including one lone Porsche 356, a Porsche Spyder, assorted Porsche 911's including early-911's, 911SC's, Carrera 3.2's, 964's, 912's and various air-cooled outlaws.

A total of 31 classic Porsches were present in the parking lot of the Switzerland Inn, a popular base for Porsche driving tours. The Porsches left in groups of 10 leaving via Chestnut Grove Road to Crab Creek Road and then using US-19 as a connector to pick up NC-80 up to Roan Mountain.

If you would like any of these photos in high resolution for no charge, Air Brigade just asks that you register for Air Brigade and commit to post your car in the online garage for members only.

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Day 1 in the Main Parking Lot. Scoll down for other photos.

Day 1 Continued in the Main Parking Lot

Day 1 Upper Parking Lot

Day 1 Miscellaneous

Classic Porsches Departing on Day 1 of Targa Carolina

Targa Carolina Air-Cooled Porsches On-the-Road

Cars in attendance include Porsche 356, Porsche Spyder, Porsche 911, Porsche 911SC, Porsche Carrera 3.2, Porsche 911 Outlaws, Porsche 964 and Porsche 993.

Air Brigade is an online Community for Classic Air-Cooled Porsches. Registration at provides members with a member's only section of an online garage for your Classic Porsches, the Luft Zeitung™ News and Talk and a driving meet-up platform. Once you post your air-cooled Porsche in your online garage, your Porsche will automatically upload to the Brag Board™. Join today at the home page of

Rallyes and Driving Tours

Air Brigade conducts a monthly driving tour in the Blue Ridge Mountains during driving season (March - November). Through registration on you will receive a monthly email notifying you of upcoming drives.

Tschüs Rallye - Say Farewell to the 2019 Driving Season

This is the last drive of the 2019 driving season. It is a one day drive exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains' Waterfalls.

There will be a 9:30 a.m. Cars & Coffee to start the Rallye on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Rabun Manor in Dillard, Georgia. Cars will then depart at 11:00 a.m. for the first segment of the drive to a lunch break. After lunch the drive continues as we pass four waterfalls with a planned stop at one for a walk behind the waterfalls. The day ends with an exciting Porsche driving road into Clayton, Georgia for a wrap-up refreshment session.

If you register as a member of the Air Brigade and post your Porsche on the Brag Board™, it is free, otherwise it will be $50 per vehicle. If you are interested in participating please notify the Air Brigade Commander, Jim Moore at Space will be limited.

Porsche Carrera 3.2 driving tour
Waterfalls viewing stop at Dry Falls with a walk behind the Falls

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