ARPCA 2020 Driver Education Series

Please contact  ARPCA’s

Track Chairs –  track@arpca.com or

Dave Palmer – chief.instructor@arpca.com               Chief Driving Instructor

  with questions about participating in any DE event.  Click on event track name below to directly register.  Our three events this year are:

WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3.  Drive your car on the iconic road racing circuit in upstate New York.   This event sells out EARLY each year. Don’t wait to register!
 
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX (PittRace), Friday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug 2. See why our “home track” has become a destination for road racers from around the country.   2019 had a loooong wait list.  Sign up right away!
 
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSEFriday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13.   From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.
 
See you at the track!

Porsche at The Lot 2020 Dates Announced

May 16 – June 13 – July 11 – August 22 – September 19
7:30AM – 11:00AM

Start your weekend off right! How you ask?  Well in the company of fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater restaurant in Oakmont, Pa.

There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members.

Porsche Touring Crew – March Luncheon 2020

North and South PTCr’s Call Truce
Schedule Meeting at Civil War Eatery.

March 24th 2020 at 11:00AM

There’s never been any territorial disputes among PTC members, but nevertheless, the Porsche Touring Crew has announced a March 24th luncheon destination that borrows its name from the Civil War era!

 

 

Porsche Touring Crew – April 2020 Event – WVU – (Rescheduled)

PTC Goes Back To School in April
WVU Hosts Gregarious Group Guest Gig

April 24th 2020 at 11:00AM

Image result for erickson alumni centerFollowing in the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s footsteps, the Porsche Touring Crew is going “Back to School” when it travels to the picturesque West Virginia University campus April 21st.

WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center has invited PTC travelers to enjoy a catered lunch in one of its VIP rooms, and get a brief taste of what modern campus life is all about.

Monthly Club Meeting – March 2020

Thursday March 12, 2020

Location: Forza Motorcars2555 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrel, PA 15068
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact: president@arpca.com

Taste of The Track – DE101

Want to drive your car on a race track?

  • Ever wonder what it would be like to drive your car in a safe controlled environment with an instructor on a racetrack?
  • Want to find out what goes on at ARPCA High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events?
  • Not sure you want to make the commitment to a full two-day event?
  • Want to learn more about HPDE events in a no-stress atmosphere at a nominal fee?

THEN THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIttRace),  201 Penndale Rd.,  Wampum, Pa. 16157 Take PA Turnpike Exit 13; follow Rt. 18 north through two stoplights; Penndale Rd. Is .7 miles on the left after the second light.

COST: $25 – Includes 20-minute classroom DE introduction and you’ll drive your car on track with an instructor during paced, lead/follow laps.

THANK YOU FOR GREAT RESPONSE – WAITLIST ONLY BUT PLEASE REGISTER AS SPACE MAY COME AVAILABLE!

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All Member Dinner 2020

ARPCA 2020 All Member Dinner
Sunday March 29th, 2020  4:00PM – 7:00PM

An invitation to new Porsche Club members to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with existing club members at our annual All Members Dinner. This year we return to a fabulous venue, the Blue North. The owner, Grainne Trainor is reserving the restaurant exclusively for our club on Sunday, March 29, 2020 beginning at 4 p.m. Come out and join the club for this wonderful tradition!

         

 

Blue North Restaurant  

1701 Duncan Ave – Allison Park, Pa 15101 (Duncan Manor Shopping Plaza)

412.369.9050

 

 

 

*** Must pre-register by Saturday, March 21st – 11:59PM! ***

Restaurant capacity is limited to 100 persons. Register early to reserve your spot.

Late Registrations will not be accepted for this event.

 



 

Porsche Touring Crew – April 2020 Event – WVU – (Rescheduled)

PTC Goes Back To School in April
WVU Hosts Gregarious Group Guest Gig

Following in the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s footsteps, the Porsche Touring Crew is going “Back to School” when it travels to the picturesque West Virginia University campus April 21st.

WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center has invited PTC travelers to enjoy a catered lunch in one of its VIP rooms, and get a brief taste of what modern campus life is all about.

Image result for erickson alumni center

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Porsche Touring Crew – May Watkins Glen Tour

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Finger Lakes National Forest

The BAD NEWS:  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that Pittsburgh has earned the unenviable distinction of ranking just 4th among U.S. cities with the most cloudy days of the year.*

The GOOD NEWS:  Porsche Touring Crew has come up with a Springtime fix, and the perfect way to wake-up your P-Car after a long Winter.

 

PTC has announced a two-night casual trek to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, and a good way to visit with ARPCA’s track enthusiasts at the world famous Watkins Glen racetrack.

 

The May 1-3 event will start with a morning Meet-Up and scenic group drive through Western Pennsylvania to the Finger Lakes with lunch along the way, and finish, with either Saturday or Sunday (your choice), with participants “on their own” for the return trip.  Hotel suggestions will be provided, but participants will make their own reservations.

 

Participants will plan their own preferred activities for most of the time on the trip. But for those interested, there will be ample time to visit the historic track (former home of the U.S. Grand Prix), talk with ARPCA drivers and watch as our instructors hold “Driver Ed” sessions.  An optional combined group dinner for all ARPCA members will cap-off the Saturday schedule.

 

In the meantime, there will be plenty of free time to plan side trips to taste the natural beauty, wineries, antique stores and other attractions that have made the Finger Lakes a must-do among Western PA weekend-trippers. More urban-oriented attractions are also accessible for those who care to extend their drive.  Among them: The Corning Museum (technology), The George Eastman House (photography/history) and the National Soaring Museum (motor-less flying!).

 

For those unfamiliar – The Finger Lakes extend North and South across Western New York like a pair of outstretched hands.  The “hands” were actually vast glaciers that created lake basins and river valleys extending back to the Ice Age.  The area () is now well-known for its rolling pastoral beauty and blue lakes.

 

SIGN-UP NOW:  Because of hotel and dinner reservation requirements, PTC needs to confirm the number of attendees in advance.  The Sign-up Deadline is April 15, but early sign-ups at Motorsport.reg are appreciated and highly encouraged.  Contact Wayne Desbrow (wdesbrow@zoominternet.net) with questions.  See you at the Glen!

 

 

*Only outdone by Seattle, Portland and Buffalo, and just barely ahead of Cleveland!

Porsche at The Lot – May 2020

Start your weekend off right! How you ask?  Well in the company of fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater restaurant in Oakmont, Pa.

The Lot at Edgewater is a full-service restaurant that offers a wide menu selection including traditional favorites like Belgian waffles, house-cured bacon steak, made-to-order omelets as well as specialties such as avocado toast with pepper jam and a fried egg.  There is a full-service coffee bar with a large assortment of pastries and a full-service bar featuring brunch cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, and craft beers.

The Lot also has attractive lunch and dinner menus, and the adjoining cigar bar features products from Oakmont’s Smoke n’ Guns shop.

The venue has a large parking lot and an outside covered patio that overlooks the parking area.

There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members.