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2016 New & All Member Dinner

Join your fellow ARPCA members for a People’s Choice Concours with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, followed by a wonderful dinner and dessert (cash bar available) along with the initiation of our 2015 New Members!

Cost: $70 per person

Contact Kristin Strohmeier ( kristystroh “at” hotmail.com ) for additional information.

*If you were a new member in 2015, watch for a special invite from Kristy Strohmeier for your FREE dinner!

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Autocross School Announced For 2016

Autocross has been going strong for four years now.  As we enter our fifth season, we are excited to offer our first autocross school!

The autocross school will be for all levels of driving, and the instructors will be prepared to teach everyone from first-time students to seasoned, veteran drivers.  The school has been developed as much for the novice as for those who want to improve their existing skills.  During the one-day school, drivers will learn about and experience vehicle dynamics through a series of exercises: braking, turning, accelerating, understanding the course, and driver development.

The school is a perfect opportunity for drivers to explore what happens at the performance limit of their cars.  It is a great option for those who want to learn how to autocross, improve their autocross times, or even begin to prepare to drive in a future DE.  Every student will receive in-car instruction from one of our experienced autocross instructors.  The school emphasizes safety, fun, and speed.

The 2015 Autocross School will be held at the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA) at Pitt Race in Wampum, PA, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, and will follow the normal autocross schedule.

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2016 AutoCross Events & Registration

Autocross (AX) will give you 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 2016 AX Season events includes (click to register on MSR):

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Immortalize Your Porsche to Benefit the PVGP

This year, ARPCA’s Vintage Grand Prix committee is offering a truly unique opportunity for members to have their Porsches included in a limited edition panoramic print created by renowned artist Linda Barnicott.  This project is the premier initiative to help the club meet its fundraising goal for the PVGP.

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The final print will be a full color 16×20-inch signed and numbered lithograph.  The pen and ink rendering above is for illustrative purposes only; the final print will feature the specific Porsches of the participating members and be in full color.  Members who choose to donate will be able to reserve a location in the print and have their cars accurately recreated in the scene.  All donors will receive a signed and numbered print valued at $175.  However, the top seven donors will receive an artist-enhanced color archival giclée print valued at $400.  The original work of art will be available for silent auction at the ARPCA tent during this year’s Vintage Grand Prix.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this worthwhile and unparalleled opportunity, please contact John Malobicky at (724) 224-3782 or jmalobicky@gmail.com.

To view a sample of Linda Barnicott’s work, click here.

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ARPCA Announces the 2016 Driver’s Education Event Schedule!

This year ARPCA will once again be conducting four Driver’s Education (DE) events.   DE events provide you an opportunity to drive your car on challenging and iconic racing circuits in a safe, controlled manner accompanied by a PCA-certified driving instructor.   Our DE events are all on the weekend with an invitation-only “Lapping Day” on Fridays for instructors and highly-experienced drivers.

Unsure if high-speed track driving is for you?   We offer a Car Control Clinic as well as a new Autocross School that are an excellent introduction to performance driving techniques conducted in a lower-speed environment.  Additional information on these events will be posted on ARPCA.com when details are available.

Click here for more info on what an ARPCA DE is all about and how it runs.

We are once again returning to our favorite circuits: Watkins Glen International, Pittsburgh International Race Complex and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Support material for track events (participant guide, track map, run-group assignments, etc.) will be posted when they are available.  Until then register early…

Our 2016 events are:

Location           Date       Student Cost    Registration Link
Watkins Glen (NY)  May 6-8        $425           ARPCA WGI
PittRace (PA)      June 4-5       $425           ARPCA PIRC#1
PittRace (PA)      July 29-31     $425           ARPCA PIRC#2
Mid-Ohio (OH)      Sept 9-11      $400           ARPCA Mid-O

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