Thanks to the contacts and generosity of ARPCA club members, the P3 program continues to help active-duty military service members overseas by providing care packages that show our thanks and help remind them of home. So far this year, we have sent four care packages to service members who are friends or relatives of ARPCA members. We typically include snacks, drink mixes, reading materials, and other items to show our appreciation for the service and sacrifice that these men and women make on our behalf. Also, by establishing a connection with these service members, we are able to provide them with certain items that they specifically request to help them with their jobs – for example, better gloves, eyewear or other equipment that are not available to them but make their jobs easier and safer.
Please continue to think of family members, friends or neighbors that may benefit from this program. The process is very simple, and the club pays the expenses – you just provide a name and contact information, and we do the rest! We contact the service member to get any specific request items or needs, and then we pack and ship the items directly to them.
If you have the names of any service members who would benefit from this program, please contact Michael Coyne at (724)601-7848 or via email at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations targeted to the newest and youngest of drivers on the road… TEENS! On Sunday Sept 28, 31 students (mostly teens and early 20 yr old) gathered along w/ 25 of our instructors and a number of volunteers from the ARPCA and ACBMWCCA along with parents to host the innagural Tire Rack Street Survival program in Pittsburgh at PittRace. Read more…
Please join the 2014 Edition of the ARPCA Porsche Touring Crew Luncheon. Plan to tell some stories, maybe even tell some lies, and add to your social circle! If you have an ARPCA name tag please wear it.
Monthly gatherings for November & December due to holiday activities will be consolidated into one Holiday gathering (Porsche Holiday Party) on December 6 at 5 pm @ Jergel’s in Warrendale, Pa.
For 2015, the Crew will gather at North, South, East & West locations on last WEDNESDAY’S of each month.
All members are encouraged to attend the monthly Business Meeting. They’re casual meetings with light snacks and beverages provided by the Club. Emphasis is on events and programs conducted by ARPCA and fresh ideas are always welcome. Please attend and discover for yourself how much fun a business meeting can be.
Meetings, as you can see are scheduled for 2nd Thursday of each month and promptly start 7:30PM (unless noted otherwise). Occasionally they move due to “competing events” such as Watkins Glen DE in 2014… but any moves are already noted so this schedule is final (until it changes – haha). Mark your calendars now and check back for location which will be posted at least 30 days in advance.
Minutes are published in each monthly issue of Rundschau. See you at the next meeting!
Drive with us at some of America’s greatest tracks!
The 2015 season sill be here soon. Plan to come experience what performance driving is all about. We’ll manage 4 drivers education events on some North America’s most beautiful tracks. Events are Saturday & Sunday with a invitation only “lapping day” Friday for instructors and highly experienced students.
We are returning to 3 favorites: Watkins Glen, PittRace, and Mid-Ohio.
These DEs along with 3 Auto-Cross (solo) events, a Car Control Clinic, and the TireRack Street Survival School will keep us verybusy!
Support Material for Track events (such as Participant Guide, Track map, run-group assignments, etc when published) will be posted when completed. Until then, here is general infor regarding our 2015 DE Schedule. Final dates will posted when our contracts are confirmed.
Watkins Glen International (nicknamed “The Glen”) is located near Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Long known around the world as home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for 20 consecutive years (1961–1980). The Glen has been home to road racing of nearly every class for over 50 years, including Formula One, World Sportscar Championship, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and IndyCar Series.
We run the 3.4 miles Grand Prix configuration which is enjoyed by both new and experienced drivers. Friday we host lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. DE runs Sat and Sun.
Our spousal aux will arrange activities for those who are not interested in being at the track.
Pitt Race (formerly known as BeaveRun) is just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport and is a welcome addition to the Western PA region. It’s North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.
This venue and event is perfect for first time participants! For all “newer” DE divers we structure the event to include a combination DE and Car Control Clinic. In addition to time on main track we include specialized, in-car instruction with activities on the Skid Pad, Slalom Course and Threshold Braking on the VDA.
In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come participate. All that required is a valid state inspection and 2015 ARPCA SAFETY INSPECTION FORM TO INSERT HERE completed by your local mechanic.
Driving event registration is conducted online through MotorsporReg (MSR) at http://arpca.motorsportreg.com. We use MSR to manage the events and communicate with you about up-coming events as well as specific details about events for which you have registered. If you have not used MSR before there is a 2 step process:
Create a username, password and a profile which includes information about your cars and driving experience,
Register for specific events
The earlier you sign up the better we are able to plan – there is limited downside. When registering for an event you will be asked for a credit card. We will not charge your credit card for the event until approximately 30 days prior to event. Due to significant track deposits, each event has a specific cancellation policy which can be found in the MSR registration.
Keep your data current! It is important that we have a current valid email address for you. Please remember to update your information in the future should there be any changes.
What happens if the event is sold out? You are put on a wait list. Both Instructor and Driver applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, provided all eligibility requirements have been met. There are a limited number of Student spaces available for our events. This number may vary from one venue to another. The event registrar will inform you of your status (confirmed or waitlist) before the event.