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NEWS FLASH:

ARPCA PittRace Full Track Grand Opening Weekend!


Our home track is officially now a world class driving facility with a 2.8 mile road course, 7 acre VDA (Vehicle Dynamics Area) and awesome Karting Track aka Wilson Circuit.  To help kick off our Grand Opening there, plan to spend the first weekend in August at PittRace doing any or all of the following:

Come Out and Join the Fun – See Ya at PittRace!

 

 

 

 

Couple’s Cooking Class


ARPCA Couples’ Cooking Class Social Event

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person

Join us for a cooking class and outdoor grilling paired with wine tasting at Don’s Appliances in their newly remodeled showroom. The class will be given by Chef Anthony Marino.

The showroom will be closed to the public for this private venue and a private parking lot has been secured.

dons_appliances_logo Don’s Appliances – Pittsburgh’s Premier Appliance Retailer
251 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 919-3559 x 124

Register on MSR Here

Contact  Lisa Malobicky with any questions!

Touring Crew – AUGUST 2015


Next Event: Saturday, August 29, 11:30 am ARPCA-Logo

August’s Luncheon – Porsche Touring Crew navigates EAST on Saturday, August 29.

Travel East just off the Donegal Exit of the PA Turnpike, FIRST, crew members will paddle from all directions to catch a meal and meet old & new friends at OUT OF THE FIRE CAFE 3784 State Route 31, Donegal, Pa. at 11:30 am. (BYOB)

Join us after lunch at the STONE VILLA WINE CELLARS 1085 Clay Pike Road, Acme, Pa. Phone: 724.423.5604

Please note: Stone Villa Cellars will have a (OLDIES) band that you can enjoy by the lake while sipping on some of the cellars best wines! Villa requires all patrons: In order to sit outside by the lake, you’ll need to purchase a bottle of wine. Minimum purchase $12.50 per bottle, large selection of wines to choose.

RSVP: jaymthompson@hotmail.com by August 25th so Jay can plan seating & parking arrangements.

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

Email PTC’s Organizers with questions, etc.

Porsche Day at Cars-n-Coffee 2015


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 at Station Square 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!

REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 1 – ON MSR

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.

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!

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

(Jun 6-7 – NORTH TRACK) DONE!

(Aug 8-9 – FULL NEW TRACK – 2.75mi)

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.