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Passing of ARPCA Founding Father – Shep Adkins

Shep Adkins - ARPCA Founding Father

Sad news to report to the Allegheny Region.

Shep Adkins your founding father & first president passed away Saturday Aug 1st 2015.
His true love of the brand and the PCA will be a part of us all for ever.
I am thrilled that your regions history recognizes him.
What a huge part of his life PCA was and especially Allegheny Region was.
Please rev your engines just once (or more) for for him…

Thank you
Brian / Malcolm & Sybil Adkins

Last DE of 2015 Mid-O

Be a part of the fourth and final record setting ARPCA DE in 2015 at Mid-O September 12 & 13 (plus lapping day for those approved Fri Sept 11).  Tim, Drake and Paul have already put on three outstanding DEs in 2015 at Watkins Glen and PittRace so join them for the finale at Mid-O.  Garages are 100% sold out and only a few a few spots for students and instructors remain – don’t miss out on the fun!

Register On MSR Today

Mid-O 2014


Porsche Day at Cars-n-Coffee

Looking for some summer car fun?

Come to Porsche Day with Pittsburgh’s Cars-n-Coffee!


Sat, Aug 29th 2014
9:00AM – 12:00PM 
*Rain or Shine*
Generoasta Coffee
901 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086


Porsche will be feature vehicle Saturday Aug 29th as

ARPCA joins Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee!

Registration not needed.

Grand Concours 3.0

2015 Porsche Grand Concours at Station Square


Join the ARPCA for a Porsche Grand Concours at Station Square ver 3.0!

Saturday October 3th 2:00-6:00PM, 2015

Happy Hour(s) at Station Square along with a People’s Choice (topside only) Concours with net proceeds to raise funds for ARPCA’s P3 Fund (helping active-duty military service members who are family or friends of ARPCA serving overseas;  we provide them care packages to show our thanks and to remind them of home.)

West Station Square Drive will be closed down for our club to park for an ARPCA People’s Choice Concours starting from Grand Concourse Restaurant west towards the Hard Rock Café.  We have room for ONLY 50 cars but security guards will be present to monitor the car display.  After voting for your (other than your own of course) favorite P-car, head to the Gandy Dancer patio for a social (meals and drink self pay).  Prizes will be awarded there for the top three Porsches as voted by YOU!

For those who would like to stay for dinner following the happy hour, The Grand Concourse will validate 2 hours free parking in the secure valet lot – PIY (Park-It-Yourself) too!


Come out and enjoy an early Fall Sat afternoon for a fun time, great food, fantastic people and AWESOME CARS!

Email John Malobicky with any questions.

Touring Crew – September 2015

Next Event: Wednesday September 30, 11:30 am ARPCA-Logo

September’s Luncheon – Porsche Touring Crew navigates to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, September 30th.

The Porsche Crew travels to The Cafe at The Frick, one of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants, offering an unique fare and attentive service in a lush, picturesque setting. All three elements to create a truly memorable luncheon experience.

The Frick Cafe offers distinctive soups and salads, sandwiches and delectable desserts all prepared from scratch on the historic Frick grounds. While on the grounds crew members can visit the Frick Car Museum a truly unique experience and see some of the origins of auto development.

Take this opportunity to display your Porsche and experience The Frick Cafe and Historic Grounds 7227 Reynolds Street, The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 at 11:30 am.

Lunch seating is very limited. First 12 reservations guarantee a spot!

Reserve your spot today! RSVP Rob Kaminski

Join us for lunch at The Cafe at the Frick 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412.371.0600

The Frick Cafe

All ARPCA welcome! Crew members including wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, always welcome!

Email PTC’s Organizers with questions, etc.

Night at the Symphony

ARPCA Night w/ the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Date: Saturday Nov 7, 2014 – Time: 8:00 PM – Cost: $49 per person

Join Kristy Strohmeier as she and hubby Brian class up ARPCA for an evening with the world reknowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!



Conductor: Jayce Ogren and the PSO present:

West Side Story – Experience a thrilling new presentation of this iconic film and winner of 10 Academy Awards©, including Best Picture. This cinematic symphony event features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra playing Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs (with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) live while the newly re-mastered film, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, is shown in full high definition on the big screen highlighting Robbins’ breathtaking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents. Don’t miss the chance for you and your gang to fall in love with the magic of West Side Story all over again!

West Side Story© 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. ©A.M.P.A.S.


Please indicate in your registration if you are interested in joining for dinner prior to the wonderful PSO performance.

Contact Kristy Strohmeier with any questions!

Register On MSR before Oct 24

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:


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

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

If multiple drivers in one car must register separately!

ARPCA’s 2015 AutoCross

Season is proudly sponsored by:


AutoPalace Combined

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 Sewickley Car Store
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 AutoPalace
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 Chez Patterson
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 FASTCO – Fowler Automotive
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!

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, Instructor Clinic, and Car Control Clinic 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) DONE!

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.

Watkins Glen Track Map

Pitt Race

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!

Track Info: Pitt Race


(Aug 8-9 – FULL NEW TRACK – 2.75mi) DONE!

Pitt Race south track tour, low speed for studying:

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.

  • Participant Guide: (to be published) Review before attending. Includes directions, hotels, times, etc.
  • Track Info: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Track Map: Mid-Ohio Track Map Turn-by-Turn
  • Event Schedule: TBD
  • Garage Assignments: TBD
  • Run Groups:  TBD

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 Safety & Tech Inspection (Form 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.