The Smokies group was started “by accident” by a few Porsche GT3 owners who simply wanted to go for a mountain drive. The drive got bigger and bigger, turned into a weekend and we are now in our eighth year. The group has grown to over 850 GT owners from all over the US and some from Canada. There will be 135 Porsche GT’s at our spring events which are attended by members from all over the US as well a few from Europe.
Our group is informal, a family, and brings together like-minded individuals, many of whom have become lifelong friends through the events. As part of our spring event, we do a track day and Mountain Drives in GA / TN / NC and a few “special” activities that we always keep up our sleeve!
Over the past few years, our group has raised over $1,500,000 for charity. Going forward, we aim to continue doing good for underprivileged communities and causes.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis: a progressive, genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends who face the sobering prospect of a shortened lifespan.
Working alongside the CF community, the CF Foundation has fostered the development of more than a dozen CF treatments and helped add decades of life for people with CF. Yet, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies. Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis – a life free from the burden of this disease – and we will not leave anyone behind.
Read more at cff.org.