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NEWS FLASH:

ARPCA 2014 Year In Review Video


 

Thanks to all that Submitted photos for the 2014 Year In Review Video. Look Back at 2014 and the ARCPA.

Mid-Winter Party 2015 – Sewickley Porsche Grand Reopening


Saturday March 7th  5:00PM – 9:00PM 

 

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*** Must Register by 11:59PM – Feb 28, 2015  ***

*Proceeds support Animal Friends Pittsburgh.

Includes an evening of snacks, refreshments (adult bevs too), friends and fun!
Join us for this annual ARPCA kick-off event to learn what all is in store for 2015 and celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Sewickley Porsche and their expanded showroom!

Email Lisa Malobicky with questions.

Click Here to Register on MSR before Sat Feb 28 11:59PM!

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Tire Rack Street Survival Recap


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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…

ARPCA Opera Night 2015


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PITTSBURGHOPERA and ARPCA invite you to

CARMEN
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8 PM
Benedum Center

ARPCA Members and guests can take advantage of
special prices for their evening at the opera:

Section A seating for $130
Section B seating for $90
Pre-show reception (7 PM) for $20

Purchase Tickets Here!

Porsche Projects for Patriots (“P3”) Update


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.coyne11@yahoo.com

 

Thanks again for your support of the P3 program!

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, a Car Control Clinic, and the TireRack Street Survival School will keep us very busy!

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.

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)

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.

  • Event Materials: (to be published)

Watkins Glen Track Map

Pitt Race

(Jun 6-7 – NORTH TRACK)

(Aug 8-9 – FULL NEW TRACK – 2.75mi)

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!

  • Event Materials: (to be published)

Pitt Race (PIRC) Track Map – North

South Track / Combined Track Map To Come

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.

  • Event Materials: (to be published)

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 ARPCA SAFETY INSPECTION FORM TO INSERT 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.

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 TBD (moved for AutoShow)
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 TBD
Thursday April 9, 2015 TBD
Thursday, May 14, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 TBD
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 TBD (moved for Mid-O DE)
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 TBD (may move b/c RennSport Reunion)
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!