2011 PVGP – BeaveRun Recap

Beautiful (if hot) Weather makes for a great weekend

Two days of sun. Many cars on track. Lots of good discussion with friends. BMW again sponsored a tent on the top of the hill and arranged for great food. Look over the gallery of pictures to see the Porshe Only race on Sunday as well as other great race activities.

Meet Your Porsche Racers

Cheer Them on at BeaveRun or Schenley Park

The following Drivers will be participating in the PVGP race events at BeaveRun on July 16-17 or at Schenley Park on July 23-24.  Please come to the track and support them as spectators.  Its fun to race or they wouldn’t be doing it… but its also fun to see friends, club members and other Porsche fans among the spectators.  And, as is common at sports car raciong events, you can tour the pit areas for a close look at the cars and an opportunity to talk with the drivers and pit crew members.

Porsche entries include the following driverssee below for biographic details:

Note:  BMC = BeaveRun Motorsports Complex;  SP = Schenley Park

  • Dottie Bechtol – 1972 914-6 – BMC & SP
  • John Bechtol – 1972 914-6 – BMC & SP
  • Randy Beck –  2006 Beck 904 – BMC
  • Jordan Beil – 1957 356A Coupe – SP
  • Skott Burkland – 1969 911 – BMC
  • Dave Burton – 1964 356C – BMC & SP
  • L. Bert Cossaboon – 1983 930 Turbo – BMC
  • Randy Evans – 1982 911 SC Euro – BMC & SP
  • Alan Friedman – 1973 911 RSR – BMC
  • John Gatto – 1971 914-4  – BMC & SP
  • Gary Hess – 1973 914-6 2.0L – BMC & SP
  • Joe Hoover – 1972 914 – SP
  • Donald Jacobs – 1974 914-6 – BMC
  • Peter Kauffman – 1977 911 – SP
  • Steve Limbert – 1970 914-6GT – BMC & SP
  • Kevin Maehling – 1971 911E – BMC & SP
  • Peter Maehling – 1972 911 – SP
  • Richard Naze – 1971 911S – BMC & SP
  • Jay Policastro – 2011 GT3 Cup Car – BMC
  • Joseph Policastro – 2011 GT3 Cup Car – BMC
  • Earl Roberts – 1971 911 – BMC & SP
  • Les Roub – 1957 356A Coupe – BMC & SP
  • Michael Schindel – 1974 911 – BMC
  • Dick Snyder – 1959 356A – SP
  • Rick Snyder – 1970 914-6 – SP
  • William Swartz – 1959 356A – BMC
  • David West – 1970 914-6 – BMC
  • Todd Wetzel – 1970 914-6GT – BMC

Driver Biographies

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Wine & Shine Recap at La Casa Narcisi Winery

Well if you listened to the forecasters on Saturday the 18th and passed on our event, you missed a great gathering at the Narcisi Winery. The weather was fine, the wine plentiful and the camaraderie welcome. As revealed by the photos, quite a few of the faithful turned out and had a brilliant time! Truly a great day to be out mingling with Porsche minded people and the facility is wunderbar!

Take a look at a number of the wonderful pictures that Matt Little (photographer extrodinare) took and has posted over at Studio 721 – his automotive Photography Studio.

Be sure to watch for our next event as we close in on the BIG party in July at the PVGP. You don’t want to be left standing on the side of the road for that one. See you all again soon and enjoy your rides!

Wine & Shine Recap at La Casa Narcisi Winery

Well if you listened to the forecasters on Saturday the 18th and passed on our event, you missed a great gathering at the Narcisi Winery. The weather was fine, the wine plentiful and the camaraderie welcome. As revealed by the photos, quite a few of the faithful turned out and had a brilliant time! Truly a great day to be out mingling with Porsche minded people and the facility is wunderbar!

Take a look at a number of the wonderful pictures that Matt Little (photographer extrodinare) took and has posted over at Studio 721 – his automotive Photography Studio.

Be sure to watch for our next event as we close in on the BIG party in July at the PVGP. You don’t want to be left standing on the side of the road for that one. See you all again soon and enjoy your rides!

June 4th Rally Recap

Beautiful Day – Beautiful Drive

Iron Jack providing instructions.

More than 20 cars gathered in the South Fayette Park and Ride lot. E. Paul Dickinson was first to arrive – very early – right after 9:00 AM. He had a challenge – no navigator. Next, Frank arrived in his brand new (well, for him anyway) jet black 356 fresh in from Oregon. By 9:45 we had a real gathering. The morning was just beautiful. The rally planners had ordered teriffic weather.

The Rabeneck vehicle had 2 navigators – Abbi & Rachel. For the 2nd year in a row they were able to “find a driver in need.” This year, Rachel rode with E. Paul and Abbi stayed with Dale. (Note: Last year – Rachel stayed with Dale and Abbi was Scott Mores’ navigator.

Iron Jack Purvis and Frank Bunecicky started the rally meeting promptly at 9:55 with the first car set to leave the parking lot at 10:00 AM sharp. Each car was given the “set of instructions” that was to guide them along the route. There were about an equal number of instructions and questions to answer.

Cars were released approximately 1 minute apart with Rachel and E. Paul out first. The rally route took the participants through Allegheny & Washington counties as well as into West Virginia. There were a number of tricky parts – both from an instruction as well as question point of view.

After approximately 2 1/2 hours of driving scenic highways and by-ways we ended up at A R’s Restaurant. Everyone made it back – though for some it took a bit longer than planned. E. Paul and Rachel left first and were almost the last to arrive at the restaurant. They went “a bit” out of their way. The official route distance was approximately 75 miles – they drove almost 95 miles.

Awards for the “best of the best” were handed out based upon points for correct questions & closest mileage for a “perfect run.”- 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards were distributed.

Thanks so much to Iron Jack & Frank Bunecicky and their wives in making this such a great event.

Take a look through the pictures to see who attended and the fun we had!

June 4 Road Rally

Raising the flag on another Rally

It is time again for another Road Rally.

This time we’re meeting at the old Star Theater in Bridgeville, PA (Route I-79 to Bridgeville Exit; Left onto Hiscory Grade Road, Left to Park and Ride on Right behind theater.)  Look for the Porsche Flag!

We will take a scenic drive through Southwestern PA, WV, and who knows – OH? & end up at a local restruant for good food, great stories, etc.

First car off at 10:00 AM so plan to arrive around 9:30.

2012 PVGP – Come Join the Party!

Attend one of the most Spectacular Vintage Races in the world – and Party with ARPCA!

To register for the 2012 PVGP event: http://msreg.us/2012PVGP

The Pittsburgh Vintage grand Prix is running for it's 30th year. In 2011 Porsche was the Marque of the Year. We had over 500 Porsche's attend this event. While Porsche is not the Marque in 2012 we still plan to have a great party.  PVGP takes place in scenic Scheneley Park.  This is one of 2 vintage races that occur on public streets in the world, the other in Monaco. 

There is a weekend of activities to enjoy.

Saturday, July 21:

  • International Car Show on the Golf Course – over 2000 cars will be on display covering many marques.
  • Catered Tailgate Party (starts at 12:00 Noon)
  • Concours on the Greeen (optional)
  • Vintage Racing Time Trails (come see many of our club memebers running their cars throughout Scheneley Park.)

Sunday, July 22:

  • Porsche Car Show
  • Catered Picnic
  • Vintage Car Races (agan, cheer our club members on!)

The general prices are as follows:

  • Saturday or Sunday regstration for 1 car and TWO people: $75 (includes a mandatory $30 donation to PVGP)
  • Additional meal tickets for either day: $15

For more information about the PVGP click here: http://www.PVGP.org

See you at the races!

For the past 29 years, the Race Weekend has been the focus of the PVGP and no other event in the country can compare to the uniqueness of Schenley Park. See left side of this page for a full schedule of Marque events.

Hotel Information

Mention ARPCA or the PVGP when contacting the hotels to receive the PVGP discount which is listed below for each hotel.

  • Comfort Inn of Mars (Cranberry) Phone number 724-772-2700 Call hotel directly to make reservations before July 6th. PVGP rate is $80.99/night.
  • Pittsburgh Marriott North (Cranberry) Phone number 724-772-3700 Call hotel directly to make reservations before June 24th. PVGP rate is $ 124.99/night. This location has ample parking for those with trailers. This hotel is also a partner hotel for both weekends of the PVGP and will make a donation to the PVGP for each reservation.

To register for the 2012 PVGP event: http://msreg.us/2012PVGP