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:
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)
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Participant Guide:WGI Participant Guide Review before attending. Includes directions, hotels, access times, etc.
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!
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.
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.