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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.

2015 Officer Elections


After a thorough vetting, Larry Collins proudly presents the 2015 ARPCA Officer Slate for your review and approval via online voting.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO / TO VOTE!!!

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!

Tire Rack Street Survival Recap


Pgh TRSS 2014 Group Photo

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…

Porsche Touring Crew


2014 Porsche Touring Crew

 

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.
Click here to: Email PTC’s Organizers Ray, Bill & Rob  with any Touring Crew questions

2014 Business Meeting Schedule


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.

Date Location
Thursday, December 11, 2014 AutoPalace Porsche
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Sewickley Car Store
Thursday, February 13, 2014 AutoPalace Porsche
Thursday, March 13, 2014 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive Street & Track
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Drake/Beth’s Office – Window Systems, Inc.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Sewickley Car Store  (moved due to WGI DE)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive Street & Track
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Home of Greg & Christy Farrell
Thursday, August 21 HRE Automotive (Greensburg / Youngwood)
Thursday, September 11 Drake/Beth’s Office – Window Systems, Inc.
Thursday, October 9,2014 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive Street & Track
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Goosebumps – McMurray, PA

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!

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) TBD TBD Track Team arpca.motorsportreg.com
PittRace (PA) TBD TBD Track Team arpca.motorsportreg.com
PittRace (PA) TBD TBD Track Team arpca.motorsportreg.com
Mid-Ohio (OH) TBD TBD Track Team arpca.motorsportreg.com

About each track:

Watkins Glen (TBD)

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.

  • Registration: Not Yet Open
  • Event Chair: Track Team  Mobile: 
  • Event Materials: (to be published)

Watkins Glen Track Map

Pitt Race (TBD)

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.

  • Registration: Not Yet Open
  • Event Chair: Track Team   Mobile: 
  • Event Materials: (to be published)

Pitt Race (PIRC) Track Map

Mid-Ohio (TBD)

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.

Our spousal auxiliary will be arranging activities for those not interested in being at the track.

  • Registration: Not Yet Open
  • Event Chair: Track Team   Mobile: 
  • 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 your local mechanic. 

Registration Process

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.