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NEWS FLASH:

PVGP 2015


Attend one of the most Spectacular Vintage Races in the world – and Party ARPCA style!

PVGP 2015

Registration Now Open for PVGP 2015 – Click Here

The Pittsburgh Vintage grand Prix, now in its 33d year, is our Club’s biggest annual event. Come join hundreds of your fellow Club members, guests from other regions, and friends as we again gather on the lawn at Schenley Park to enjoy our cars, races and above all, camaraderie that has grown over the years. Whether this is your first PVGP weekend, or 33d, now is the time to register and get this event on your calendar. The PVGP takes place in scenic Schenley Park in the heart of Pittsburgh. This is one of 2 vintage races that occur on public streets in the world, the other of course being Monaco. It is also our largest fundraiser of the year – proceeds are donated through PVGP to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School ($360,000 for 2014!!).

This year promises to be the best yet, with nothing but sunshine predicted for the ENTIRE weekend! We will bring back the hugely successful Top 10 Peoples’ Choice Concours, which is open to all registered Porsches. We also plan to have a few special cars “under the tent”. If you believe your Porsche fits the bill for special display, send a note to me at the email below. A donation will be required, and display is limited to 4 cars. More to follow on this shortly. Also, we will have a special 60th anniversary PCA and ARPCA hat, free to registrants for the full weekend, and for sale at the event otherwise.

Here are the highlights of the weekend of activities to enjoy:

Friday, July 17:

  • NEW! – Pre-PVPG Glacier Tour Rally – Click Here for Details!
  • Weekend kick-off at the Double Wide restaurant in Cranberry Township PA – our local Club (ARPCA) will host the out of town clubs travelling to participate in the PVGP. This is our third annual hosting. There will be plenty of good cheer at a venue right next to the hotels and turnpike just North of the City. It will also include a nice impromptu gathering of Porsches of all varieties. All local and distant sharks welcome. Starting at 5 pm to ?

Saturday, July 18:

  • International Car Show on the Golf Course – over 2000 cars will be on display covering many marques. (The Cars of Italy comprise the PVGP Marque for 2015 – Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Maserati, and others)
  • Catered Tailgate Party (starts at 12:00 Noon)
  • Top 10 Peoples’ Choice Concours (open to all PVGP registered Porsches)
  • Door prizes
  • Vintage Racing Time Trails (come see many of our club members participating in the races throughout Schenley Park.)
  • A chance to see THE Joplin 356 in person

Sunday, July 19:

  • Porsche Car Show Day 2
  • Catered Tailgate Party (starts at 12:00 Noon)
  • Vintage Car Races (again, cheer our club members on!)

General prices are as follows:

  • Saturday only registration for 1 car and TWO people: $85 (includes parking, door prizes, 2 lunches and soft beverages)
  • Sunday only registration for 1 car and TWO people: $75 (includes parking, 2 lunches and soft beverages)
  • Saturday AND Sunday registration for 1 car and TWO people: $150 (SAVE $10 – includes parking, Saturday door prizes, 2 lunches and soft beverages each day)
  • Additional meal tickets for either day: $20 per person

For more general information about the PVGP click here  or email Ed Rice, PVGP Chair here – pvgp@arpca.com.

See you at the races!

Note: Pre-registration closes Wednesday July 15th at 11:59PM. We may accept a limited number of late registrations but your credit card will be immediately charged. NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING BAD WEATHER, WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JULY 1, 2015 AS THIS IS A CHARITABLE EVENT. Any registrations after close will be completed on-site at a “walk-on” rate. 

 

Hotel Partner for Our Out of Town Guests:

Hyatt Place – Pittsburgh / Cranberry – 136 Emeryville Drive – Cranberry Township, PA16066 – 724-779-7900 – $104 +tax per night

Registration Now Open for PVGP 2015 – Click Here

And did we mention the original Joplin 356 will be on site for the weekend!

Touring Crew Luncheon – June 2015


Next Event:
Tuesday, June 30 11:00 am
Location: Mitchell’s Fish Market in the Mt. Lebanon Galleria
ARPCA-Logo

June’s Luncheon is going to be special. Porsche Touring Crew will be serving up highlights from the 2015 Porsche Parade, June 21 through 26. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of PCA and the Parade and we’ll be showing photos from the week’s events and all the special Porsche models spanning those years.

In addition to the photo highlights, there will be:

  • Special Porsche Parade souvenirs for all attending
  • Special Porsche Parade DRAWING
  • Reserved Parking
  • Continuing discussion on future dining and drives

Mitchell’s Fish Market, located in the Mt. Lebanon Galleria makes for a fun and a unique shopping experience, well worth the drive. Crew members including wives,husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, all welcome!

Email PTC’s Organizers Ray, Bill & Rob  with questions or for future meeting times/dates/lunch location & addresses, etc.

2015 PVGP Registration


 

Click for details / registration for PVGP 2015:

File Feb 18, 8 20 13 PM

 

ARPCA’s 2015 PVGP Janis Joplin 356 Trailer video here:

 

 

Porsche Day at Cars-n-Coffee 2015


Looking for some summer car fun?  Come to Porsche Day with Pittsburgh’s Cars-n-Coffee!

Saturday, August 29th 2014
9:00AM – 12:00PM 
*Rain or Shine*
Generoasta Coffee
901 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086

Porsche will be the featured vehicle on Aug 29th as ARPCA joins Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee!

Cars-n-Coffee Registration not needed.

2015 Car Control Clinic


ARPCA’s Car Control Clinic is a PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you, your new car, or to to brush up on excellent defensive driving skills in a safe environment.  The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training consisting of classroom discussion of vehicle dynamics and human dynamics followed by four hours of in-car instruction.  This is a great course for drivers of new to them cars, new drivers and not so new drivers alike.

More details here but sign up NOW – Space is limited and event SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR!

Direct Link to Registration – Click Here

Pre-PVGP Road Rally – Fri July 17


PVPG Rally1     PVGP Rally2

PVGP is always THE HOTTEST week of year so to help cool off before we hit Schenley Park, Jay Malobicky will lead an ARPCA Glacier Tour sponsored by AutoPalace!

Date: Friday July 17th
Start Time: 2:00 PM  (please arrive by 1:45PM)

Cost: Free – Sponsored by AutoPalace Porsche
Where: Double Wide Grill – Mars (Cranberry Twp.), PA (starts & ends here)

Approximately 3hrs ~ 115 miles Smooth Roads, Limited Traffic, Quality Road Map to ensure nobody gets lost!

Immediately following rally is 3rd Annual Porsche PVGP Welcome Party at DoubleWide!

REGISTER THRU MSR HERE 

EmailTour Director John Malobicky with any questions!

 

2015 Business Meeting Schedule


All members are encouraged to attend monthly Business Meetings.  They’re  casual with light snacks and beverages provided by the Club.  Emphasis is on events and programs conducted and fresh ideas are always welcome. Please attend and discover for yourself how much fun a business meeting can be.

Date Location
Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 AutoPalace  (moved for AutoShow)
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 Sewickley Car Store
Thursday April 9, 2015 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Sewickley Car Store
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 AutoPalace
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 Chez Patterson
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 TBD (moved for Mid-O DE)
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 TBD

Typically they are scheduled for 2nd Thursday each month and promptly start 7:30PM (unless noted otherwise).  Occasionally they move  due to “competing events” such as Pgh Auto Showor DEs in 2015… but any moves are already noted so this schedule is final (until it changes – haha).  Mark your calendars now and check back for  location (posted at least 30 days in advance).

Minutes are published in each monthly issue of Rundschau.  See you at the next meeting!

2015 ARPCA DE Schedule


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.

Click here for more information on what an ARPCA DE is and what it entails.

Click here for great read by our own Ralph Gaudio explaining why you SHOULD do a DE!

We are returning to 3 favorites: Watkins Glen, PittRace, and Mid-Ohio.

These DEs along with 3 Auto-Cross (solo) events, Instructor Clinic, and Car Control Clinic will keep us very busy!

Support Material for Track events (such as Participant Guide, Track map, run-group assignments, etc.) will be posted when completed.  Until then…

Our 2015 venues are:

Location Date Student Cost Contact Register
Watkins Glen (NY) May 8-10 $405 Track Team ARPCA WGI Registration
PittRace (PA) June 6-7 $370 Track Team ARPCA PIRC#1 Registration
PittRace (PA) Aug 8-9 $425 Track Team ARPCA PIRC#2 Registration
Mid-Ohio (OH) Sept 11-13 $395 Track Team ARPCA Mid-O Registration

About each track:

Watkins Glen (May 8-10, 2015) DONE!

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.

Watkins Glen Track Map

Pitt Race

(Jun 6-7 – NORTH TRACK) DONE!

(Aug 8-9 – FULL NEW TRACK – 2.75mi)

Pitt Race 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-cross and car control – PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

This venue and event is perfect for first time participants!

In 2015 the long anticipated South Track opens in time for our August Event.  North and South Tracks combined will provide an awesome course with 19 turns over 2.75 miles… in our own backyard!

PIRC North Track Only

PIRC Full Course – North & South Track Combined

Mid-Ohio (Sept 11-13)

A road course which is one of the great auto racing facilities nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. This 2.4 mile technical road course is enjoyed by drivers of all skills.

Put this on your calendar now! Mid-Ohio is beautiful early-September. Friday we host a lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. DE runs Sat and Sun.

  • Participant Guide: (to be published) Review before attending. Includes directions, hotels, times, etc.
  • Track Info: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Track Map: Mid-Ohio Track Map Turn-by-Turn
  • Event Schedule: TBD
  • Garage Assignments: TBD
  • Run Groups:  TBD

Mid-Ohio Track Map

All types of vehicles welcome!

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 Safety & Tech Inspection (Form Here) completed by a qualified Porsche mechanic. 

Registration Process

Driving event registration is conducted online through MotorsporReg (MSR) – http://arpca.motorsportreg.com.

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.