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NEWS FLASH:

New & All Member Dinner


Saturday April 11, 2015 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Willow Restaurant – 634 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh (North Hills), PA 15237 – 412.847.1007  (conveniently located off I-279 North Exit #8)

*** Must pre-register by Thurs April 2 – 11:59PM! – Click Here ***

Cost: $60 each – (plus cash bar) includes a delicious buffet meal with the following:

  • Appetizers
  • Buffet
  • Dessert

*If you were a new member in 2014, please watch your mail for a special invite from Kristy Strohmeier for your FREE dinner! (Here’s where to enter your discount code for a free dinner).  Plus as new members in 2014, you have a chance to win some really cool FREE stuff but you must be present to win:

  • Driver Education (DE) event (upto $425 value)
  • PVGP Admission ($150 Value)
  • Car Control Clinic ($75 value)
  • Auto-Cross (AX) ($30 value)
  • Other misc. Porsche related prizes

Email Kristy Strohmeier with any questions.

  

Porsche Touring Crew 2015


2015 Porsche Touring Crew Upcoming Meets

Please join the 2015 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.

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 questions.

Eat Wings & Raise Funds with ARPCA at BW3


Eat Wings, Raise Funds, and display your beautiful Porsche with ARPCA at Buffalo Wild Wings West Mifflin.  Program is whereby 10% of all ARPCA Club members’ purchases of meals will be donated by Buffalo Wild Wings to the Boys and Girls Club of Western PA (Lawrenceville); Youth Organization; 4600 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Telephone: 412-682-4013.

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Buffalo Wild Wings – 9996 Mountain View Drive, West Mifflin, PA 15122 (Telephone: 412-653-3460)
Cost: FREE – Pay your own way for meals/drinks

A room will be reserved for the ARPCA Club members and part of parking lot will be roped off for our P-Cars. Staff at Buffalo Wild Wings is tremendously excited about hosting our Club and especially our P-Cars.

Please bring a copy of coupon (available here) with you day of event and present with payment.

Register online HERE so we can provide a head count. 

Contact  Lisa Malobicky with any questions!

Meguiars Spring Detailing Session at FAST Co


Concours chair Brian Strohmeier has secured a representative from detailing supply company Meguiars for a session held at our local race shop, FAST Co!

Dan Fowler of FAST Co. is generously donating space for a Saturday morning lecture and demonstration by Dan Yaworski from Meguiars on how to get your Porsche looking like new after a long winter sleep.  (please bring your own folding chair)

When:  Sat April 25, 2015
Time:    9:00AM to Noon
Where:  FAST Co – Fowler Automotiv – 1201 Wm. Flynn Hwy (Rt 8) Glenshaw, PA
Cost:  $5.00 per person includes coffee & muffins plus donation to an ARPCA charity

Register via MSR Here before Tues April 21 11:59PM!

Contact Concours Chair Brian Strohmeier at concours@arpca.com with any questions.

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Autocross Schedule – 2015


Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. AX seldom exceeds speeds of 60 mph and has no “wheel to wheel” competition.

AX is a great entry-level competitive driving event that requires little car prep, time or money. Beginners are welcome and there are no pre-requisites other than a vehicle in safe working condition.  Before each event begins there is a guided Course Walk that takes you step by step through the driving line and explains how to navigate through the cones. This is especially helpful for first-timers and those that want a second perspective.

While the size of the field will determine the number of runs which occur last year we averaged 4 – 6 runs in both the morning and afternoon.

 

The open 2015 AX Season events includes:

Cost:

  • PCA Member: $30 per driver.
  • Non-member: $40 per driver.
  • On-site registration is $40.

Schedule:

  • Gates open 8am
  • Open Course walk 8:15-9:30
  • Registration begins 8-9:15
  • Tech 8:30-9:30
  • Guided course walk 9:30
  • Drivers meeting 9:45
  • First Car off 10:00
  • Number of runs will be determined by number of participants – There will at least be 4 runs per driver in the AM and 4 in the PM session

If multiple drivers in one car must register separately!

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.) 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)

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 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!

  • Event Materials: (to be published)

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.

  • 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 safety inspection 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 AutoPalace  (moved for AutoShow)
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 Sewickley Car Store
Thursday April 9, 2015 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive
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
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!