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NEWS FLASH:

Strip District Car Show and Crawl


Join the ARPCA on May 7 for the Strip District Car Show and Crawl!

Shadd and Daughter Ava

On May 7th at 6pm bring your Porsche for an evening of art, food, music, drink and charity in the Strip District.  There will be Porsche only parking in reserved lots near Zerrer’s Antiques. At their shop you will find you will find great decorative objects for any room in your house. You can find unique show pieces as well as items suited for everyday use. The Zerrer’s will have wine and cheese and an art show from Michael Lotenero.

Stroll between the Zerrer’s, Savoy and Cioppino for everything from amazing food, live Jazz/R&B,  dessert, wine, whiskey, and cigars.

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. and is the perfect way to spend a Thursday in Pittsburgh.

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This event will benefit Shadd Murphy a local Dad suffering with MS. He was diagnosed at age 30 and has been suffering for a little over 9 years now. Unfortunately the disease has progressed aggressively and Shadd is no longer able to work. He has been denied Social Security Disability and is in the process of appealing, which can take up to 15 months. In the meantime, Shadd has no income and is at risk of his home being foreclosed. Shadd is a car guy and has a 7 year old daughter. Please help him and his daughter during this extremely difficult time in his life. 

Register here via MSR.

Registration will be $10 and additional in-kind donations can be made at the event.

Meeting spot:

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Zerrer’s Antiques

Owners: John and Marla Zerrer
2703 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
zerrers@zoominternet.net

Michael Lotenero, an artist shares space with Marla and John Zerrer antique dealers.

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!

2015 PVGP Registration


 

Click for details / registration for PVGP 2015:

File Feb 18, 8 20 13 PM

 

ARPCA’s 2015 PVGP Janis Joplin 356 Trailer video here:

 

 

2015 Car Control Clinic


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.

More details here but sign up NOW – Space is limited and event SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR!

Direct Link to Registration – Click Here

Porsche Touring Crew 2015


Please join the 2015 Edition of ARPCA’s Porsche Touring Crew Luncheon festivities.  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 PTC will gather at various North, South, East & West locations on the last WEDNESDAY each month.

  • Wed Apr 29, 2015 – 11:30AM – Baja Bar & Grill at Fox Chapel Yacht Club – Directions Here

Email PTC’s Organizers Ray, Bill & Rob  with questions or for future meeting times/dates/lunch location & addresses, etc.

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.

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 Sewickley Car Store
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!