Whats New:

A Message from the ARPCA President

President’s Message:

Greetings Members – By now, many of you are thinking about waking up that Porsche and getting ready for the upcoming driving season and the plethora of club social events. I know I am! Unfortunately, the Covid-19 corona virus is overshadowing events. With that in mind, I’d like to share with each of you the Club’s thoughts as of right now.

Read more

Porsche Touring Crew – March Luncheon 2020

North and South PTCr’s Call Truce
Schedule Meeting at Civil War Eatery.

March 24th 2020 at 11:00AM

There’s never been any territorial disputes among PTC members, but nevertheless, the Porsche Touring Crew has announced a March 24th luncheon destination that borrows its name from the Civil War era!

 

 

Porsche at The Lot 2020 Dates Announced

May 16 – June 13 – July 11 – August 22 – September 19
7:30AM – 11:00AM

Start your weekend off right! How you ask?  Well in the company of fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater restaurant in Oakmont, Pa.

There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members.

ARPCA February Monthly Meeting 2-6-2020

Greetings ARPCA Members!

I hope this message finds you either anticipating the Mid-Winter Party or enjoying the memories gained from an evening spent there in good company.

Please be aware that the ARPCA February Monthly Meeting is slated for Thursday the 6th at Sewickley Porsche from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  It is open to all members and we hope to see you there.

526 Ohio River Blvd Sewickley, PA 15143

If you haven’t already make sure to like and follow the ARPCA Facebook Page and Join the ARPCA Facebook Group

 

e-Rundschau: January 2020



ARPCA 2020 – 2021 Officer Election Results

Here are the official results from ARPCA’s MSR officer election which concluded on December 31st 2019.  Congratulations to our newly elected officers and thank you to all the members who participated in the election.

  • President – Ed Rice
  • Vice President – Gus Vasilakis
  • Treasurer – Tom Uehling
  • Secretary – Drake Core


ARPCA 2020 Driver’s Educations Series – NOW OPEN! 

Thank you again to all who participated in our successful 2019 DE Season!  
 
We look forward to you joining us in 2020 as we return to our
 
favorite tracks the following dates:
 

WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3.  Drive your car on the iconic road racing circuit in upstate New York.   This event sells out EARLY each year. Don’t wait to register!

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX (PittRace), Friday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug 2. See why our “home track” has become a destination for road racers from around the country.   Last year we had a long wait list.  Sign up right away!

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE, Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13.   From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.

All three events now open for registration!  

Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs,  track@arpca.com , or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor, chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.



Monthly Club Meeting – January 2020

Thursday January 9th 2020

Location: F.A.S.T Company – 1201 William Flinn Hwy, Glenshaw, PA 15116
7:oo – 9:00 pm
Contact: president@arpca.com

Fowler Automotive Street & Track

ARPCA will be providing pizza and beverages



Mid Winter Party 2020

Saturday, February 1st, 2020  3:00 – 6:00PM

Shake off winter’s chill with your Porsche Club friends at the Hofbrauhaus.  The afternoon festivities begin with an OPTIONAL brewery tour at 2:30 followed by appetizers and a sit-down dinner at 3:00.  Select from a choice of traditional German entrees including Shnitzel, Rahm Spatzle, Wurstlteller, and Dunkel Bourbon Chicken.  A Vegetarian option is also available.

The festive and raucous after-party features LIVE MUSIC from The Bavarian Brats……..A block of discounted rooms is reserved for ARPCA party-goers next door at the Hyatt House.  Call 412-390-2477 and select “3” for reservations.  Use “ARPCA Room Block Group”  for the special rate.  The hotel stay includes a complimentary breakfast.  (Cut-off date for the $139 rate is January 6th.)

Please note registration for this event ends on 1/23/2020



Porsche Touring Crew Luncheon – February 2020

February 25* @ 11:30 am

Join the Porsche Touring Crew for a special off-season event at Max’s Allegheny Tavern.

Luncheon attendees will convene at 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 25th.
The Porsche Touring Crew is an ARPCA social group, and is always open to both ARPCA members and guests.The event is no cost; however, attendees pay for their own lunch.  Guests are always welcome.  Registration for this event is through MotorsportsReg (MSR).

Registration closes on February 23rd.

For more information, contact Tom Mueller (ermtcm@verizon.net, 412-651-4232) or Wayne Desbrow (wdesbrow@zoominternet.net, 412-860-5700)

*There was an error in Rundschau December 2019, the correct date is 2/25



Monthly Club Meeting – February 2020

February 13th 2020

Location: TBD
7:oo – 9:00 pm
Contact: president@arpca.com

There is a potential conflict with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – Dancing with the Cars event which also takes place on February 13th.  This meeting may be rescheduled; the calendar and website will be updated as soon as a decision is reached.



PCA Zone 4 Website is now Live

 


ARPCA’s Online Clothing Store –  Show Your Club Pride!
Click image above, follow ‘Merchandise’ menu item on club site, or type into your web browser: arpca.com/store
 



An Important Message From the ARPCA President

President’s Message:
Greetings Fellow Club Members – we are in a surreal time to be sure. Certainly like nothing I have experienced before. By now, many of you have seen cancellations of the All Member Dinner, the Taste of Track, and now our Watkins Glen DE that was to be held at the beginning of May. Like the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, our calendar has become eerily silent. That is how it must be.

Read more

e-Rundschau: December 2019

ARPCA.com



 Mid Winter Party 2020

Shake off winter’s chill with your Porsche Club friends at the Hofbrauhaus.  The afternoon festivities begin with an OPTIONAL brewery tour at 2:30 followed by appetizers and a sit-down dinner at 3:00.  Select from a choice of traditional German entrees including Shnitzel, Rahm Spatzle, Wurstlteller, and Dunkel Bourbon Chicken.  A Vegetarian option is also available.

The festive and raucous after-party features LIVE MUSIC from The Bavarian Brats……..A block of discounted rooms is reserved for ARPCA party-goers next door at the Hyatt House.  Call 412-390-2477 and select “3” for reservations.  Use “ARPCA Room Block Group”  for the special rate.  The hotel stay includes a complimentary breakfast.  (Cut-off date for the $139 rate is January 6th.)

Please note registration for this event ends on 1/23/2020



New ARPCA Bylaws 

Adopted  November 21 2019

New Bylaws



Non-ARPCA Event Promotion Policy

Adopted November 21 2019

Non-ARPCA Event Promotion Policy


 

 



ARPCA 2020 Driver’s Educations Series – Registration Opens January 1st! 

Thank you again to all who participated in our successful 2019 DE Season!  
 
We look forward to you joining us in 2020 as we return to our
 
favorite tracks the following dates:
 

WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3.  Drive your car on the iconic road racing circuit in upstate New York.   This event sells out EARLY each year. Don’t wait to register!

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX (PittRace), Friday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug 2. See why our “home track” has become a destination for road racers from around the country.   Last year we had a long wait list.  Sign up right away!

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSEFriday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13.   From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.

All three events will open for registration on January 1, 2020.  

Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs,  track@arpca.com , or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor, chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.

 
 


ARPCA’s Online Clothing Store –  Show Your Club Pride!
Click image above, follow ‘Merchandise’ menu item on club site, or type into your web browser: arpca.com/store
 



e-Rundschau: August 2019

ARPCA.com

 

*** REMINDER – LAST 2019 DRIVER EDUCATION EVENT for DE101 Participants to Use Your $100 Off Coupon is Mid-Ohio September 7-8 – Details Below!


Porsche Day at Pittsburgh Cars-n-Coffee – Saturday August 24 – 9:00AM

Looking for something to do Saturday morning with your Porsche? Come out for the annual Porsche Day hosted by Pittsburgh Cars n’ Coffee at Generoasta Coffee in Warrendale. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Porsche owners and automotive enthusiasts alike. Entry is free and the section of the parking lot in front of Generoasta will be dedicated to Porsche’s only. We look forward to seeing you there!

 


PTC – Porsche Touring Crew – Tuesday August 27

Join the Porsche Touring Crew for a special off-season event at the Summit Inn, Farmington,PA

Luncheon attendees will convene at 11:00 – 11:30 am on August 27, 2019

The Porsche Touring Crew is an ARPCA social group, and is always open to both ARPCA members and guests.

The event is no cost; however, attendees pay for their own lunch.  Guests are always welcome.  Registration for this event is through MotorsportsReg (MSR).

Registration closes on August 24th

For more information, contact Tom Mueller (ermtcm@verizon.net, 412-651-4232) or Wayne Desbrow (wdesbrow@zoominternet.net, 412-860-5700).

 

ARPCA 2019 Driver’s Educations Series – LAST Event!

REMINDER – LAST 2019 EVENT for DE101 Participants to Use Your $100 Off Coupon!!!
 
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSEFriday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8.
  • Drivers 75% Full, Lapping Day 90% Full, Garages – Waitlist
  •  From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.
Events are open for registration – click event name/venue for details and to register. Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs,  track@arpca.com , or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor, chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.
 
REMINDER – LAST 2019 EVENT for DE101 Participants to Use Your $100 Off Coupon!!!


Narcisi Wine Social – Wednesday September 11

Narcisi Logo

Come join fellow ARPCA members for an evening at Narcisi Winery.  This event is a great way to transition from the heat of summer to the cool evenings of fall.  We have reserved a private pavilion at the winery for your enjoyment.

Cost: $25

The evening will feature a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, Porsche car show, and live music. The menu offers a selection of mount-watering delectables including petite crab cakes, tenderloin crostini, stuffed banana peppers, and flatbread pizzas.

Registration Thru MSR before 11:59PM Sept 6th



Porsche at The Lot – Saturday September 14, 2019

Begin your Saturday with fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater  – 145 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 restaurant in Oakmont, Pa. The Lot at Edgewater is a full-service restaurant that offers a wide menu selection including traditional favorites like Belgian waffles, house-cured bacon steak, made-to-order omelets as well as specialties such as avocado toast with pepper jam and a fried egg.  There is a full-service coffee bar with a large assortment of pastries and a full-service bar featuring brunch cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, and craft beers. The venue has a large parking lot and an outside covered patio that overlooks the parking area. There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members. This is the last “Porsche at the Lot” this year.  Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Contact: social@arpca.com
 


Clark Family Shed Party – Saturday September 28 – 2:00 PM

ARPCA members are invited to the Clark Family Shed Party! Graciously hosted by Melinda and Chuck Clark at Lago de Vita, bring your Porsche, socialize with friends, and enjoy the catered buffet.The party starts at 2:00 pm.NO Charge! Please BYOB and Favorite Cigars!

There is no cost for this event however, you must RSVP before September 22nd to Melinda and Chuck:

MelindaAndChuck@aol.com  OR  text/call 412.304.8500

The Clark Family Shed Party will be held:
 

ARPCA’s Online Clothing Store –  Show Your Club Pride!

Click image above, follow ‘Merchandise’ menu item on club site, or type into your web browser: arpca.com/store

e-Rundschau: July 2019.2

ARPCA.com


Parade Laps for Charity at PittRace – Sat July 27 & Sun July 28

PittRace Logo Want to experience some of the excitement that happens during an ARPCA DE? Curious to drive YOUR car on our home track – Pittsburgh International Race Complex? Is your spouse, significant other, child, friend or neighbor interested in what it’s like to ride on a racetrack?  Feel like helping a great charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind?*     If you said yes to any one of the above then please join us Saturday July 27 or Sunday July 28 during ARPCA’s DE at Pittrace for lunchtime charity laps in 5 easy steps:
  1. Register on MSR via link below – $20 per vehicle (any street legal vehicle welcome as we’ll be driving paced laps at street speeds!)
  2. Arrive no later than 12:00PM at PittRace – 201 Penndale Rd, Wampum, PA 16157, on day you selected (Saturday, Sunday or BOTH!)
  3. Park in designated area next to Timing & Scoring Building (will be marked off just for you)
  4. You and your passengers proceed to ARPCA Tech garage (look for sign just behind where you parked or ask anyone) to sign waiver & obtain on-track wristband.
  5. Line up with group when called & have fun!

Registration Here on MSR – Walk-ups Permitted But Pre-Reg GUARANTEES Your Spot 


Porsche at The Lot – Saturday August 3, 2019

Begin your Saturday with fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater  – 145 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 restaurant in Oakmont, Pa. The Lot at Edgewater is a full-service restaurant that offers a wide menu selection including traditional favorites like Belgian waffles, house-cured bacon steak, made-to-order omelets as well as specialties such as avocado toast with pepper jam and a fried egg.  There is a full-service coffee bar with a large assortment of pastries and a full-service bar featuring brunch cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, and craft beers. The venue has a large parking lot and an outside covered patio that overlooks the parking area. There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members. This is the first of several “Porsche at the Lot” dates this year.  Future dates include:   September 14 Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Contact: social@arpca.com
 
 

Porsche Day at Pittsburgh Cars-n-Coffee – Saturday August 24 – 9:00AM

Looking for something to do Saturday morning with your Porsche? Come out for the annual Porsche Day hosted by Pittsburgh Cars n’ Coffee at Generoasta Coffee in Warrendale. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Porsche owners and automotive enthusiasts alike. Entry is free and the section of the parking lot in front of Generoasta will be dedicated to Porsche’s only. We look forward to seeing you there!

ARPCA 2019 Driver’s Educations Series – ONE Open Event Left!

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX  (PittRace), Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28.
  • Drivers, Instructors, & Lapping Day – ALL 100%+  SOLD OUT!!!
  •  See why our “home track” has become a destination for road racers from around the country.  We had a long wait list last year – sign up today!
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSEFriday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8.
  • Drivers 65% Full, Lapping Day 85% Full, Garages – Waitlist
  •  From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.
Events are open for registration – click event name/venue for details and to register. Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs,  track@arpca.com , or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor, chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.
 
 

ARPCA’s Online Clothing Store –  Show Your Club Pride!

Click image above, follow ‘Merchandise’ menu item on club site, or type into your web browser: arpca.com/store

e-Rundschau: July 2019

ARPCA.com


 

PVGP 2019 Registration Closes This Friday – July 12

Plan to attend the 37th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix with ARPCA.  Join hundreds of your fellow club members, guests from other regions, and friends as we gather on “Porsche Field” in Schenley Park to enjoy our cars, vintage races and the camaraderie that defines PVGP weekend.  Now is the time to register and mark this event on your calendar. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is our club’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds donated through the PVGP charity to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. This year promises to be an outstanding event with new amenities geared toward making your experience more enjoyable.  The club’s PVGP Committee is planning a streamlined check-in process where attendees register through Motorsport Registration (MSR) and receive an email from PVGP_Reg@arpca.com  with their dash plaque and QR code “ticket” as attachments.  As members drive up to the Porsche corral, we will scan the QR code and have your wrist bands, raffle ticket, and PVGP program pre-staged at the Registration tent.  The club will also feature a Dining tent complete with linen tablecloths and new catering partner, Mission BBQ.  In addition, the Full Weekend Packagehas been discounted for 2019 while the balance of registration options remains unchanged from previous years. Remember, you must Pre-Register to guarantee a spot in Porsche Field.  Parking is limited to 250 cars.  With increasing attendance and large contingent from the Chicago Region this year, space is limited.

MSR Registration Open Until 11:59Pm Friday July 12!

 

Touring Crew – Tuesday July 23, 2019

Thanks to ARPCA and Porsche Touring Crew member Dr. Jon Tucker, the PTC has been invited for a return drive and lunch at possibly the most desirable luncheon and golf location in the Pittsburgh Region – the picturesque patio at Nevillewood Country Club.

On Tuesday, July 23, PTC’rs will convene at a set-aside parking area at the Club and enjoy good conversation, a full bar and top-rated cuisine, with a commanding view of one of the award-winning Nevillewood fairways – a unique Summer vantage point enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers, alike. Participants will arrive between 11:00 and 11:30 am. Last year’s Nevillewood gathering was a big success, as PTC’rs in coupes, convertibles and SUV’s experienced sunny skies and great service from Nevillewood’s imaginative culinary team.

The Porsche Touring Crew is an ARPCA social group, and is always open to both ARPCA members and guests. The event is no cost; however, attendees pay for their own lunch.  Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Tom Mueller (ermtcm@verizon.net, 412-651-4232) or Wayne Desbrow (wdesbrow@zoominternet.net, 412-860-5700).

MSR Registration closes on July 20

 

Parade Laps for Charity at PittRace – Sat July 27 & Sun July 28

PittRace Logo

Want to experience some of the excitement that happens during an ARPCA DE?

Curious to drive YOUR car on our home track – Pittsburgh International Race Complex?

Is your spouse, significant other, child, friend or neighbor interested in what it’s like to ride on a racetrack? 

Feel like helping a great charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind?*    

If you said yes to any one of the above then please join us Saturday July 27 or Sunday July 28 during ARPCA’s DE at Pittrace for lunchtime charity laps in 5 easy steps:

  1. Register on MSR via link below – $20 per vehicle (any street legal vehicle welcome as we’ll be driving paced laps at street speeds!)
  2. Arrive no later than 12:00PM at PittRace – 201 Penndale Rd, Wampum, PA 16157, on day you selected (Saturday, Sunday or BOTH!)
  3. Park in designated area next to Timing & Scoring Building (will be marked off just for you)
  4. You and your passengers proceed to ARPCA Tech garage (look for sign just behind where you parked or ask anyone) to sign waiver & obtain on-track wristband.
  5. Line up with group when called & have fun!

Insurance Requires All Eligible and Participating Vehicles Must Be Pre-Register via MSR Link Below – No Exceptions

MSR Registration – Expires Sunday July 21 11:59PM


Porsche at The Lot – Saturday August 3, 2019

Begin your Saturday with fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater  – 145 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 restaurant in Oakmont, Pa. The Lot at Edgewater is a full-service restaurant that offers a wide menu selection including traditional favorites like Belgian waffles, house-cured bacon steak, made-to-order omelets as well as specialties such as avocado toast with pepper jam and a fried egg.  There is a full-service coffee bar with a large assortment of pastries and a full-service bar featuring brunch cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, and craft beers. The venue has a large parking lot and an outside covered patio that overlooks the parking area. There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members. This is the first of several “Porsche at the Lot” dates this year.  Future dates include:   September 14 Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Contact: social@arpca.com
 
 

Porsche Day at Pittsburgh Cars-n-Coffee – Saturday August 24 – 9:00AM

Looking for something to do Saturday morning with your Porsche?

Come out for the annual Porsche Day hosted by Pittsburgh Cars n’ Coffee at Generoasta Coffee in Warrendale.

It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Porsche owners and automotive enthusiasts alike. Entry is free and the section of the parking lot in front of Generoasta will be dedicated to Porsche’s only. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

ARPCA 2019 Driver’s Educations Series – TWO Events Left!

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX  (PittRace), Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28.
  • Drivers WAITLIST, Instructors 99% Full, Lapping Day 99% Full
  •  See why our “home track” has become a destination for road racers from around the country.  We had a long wait list last year – sign up today!
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSEFriday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8.
  • Drivers 55% Full, Lapping Day 75% Full, Garages 90% Full
  •  From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.
Events are open for registration – click event name/venue above for details and to register. Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs,  track@arpca.com , or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor, chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.
 
 

ARPCA’s Online Clothing Store –  Show Your Club Pride!

Click image above, follow ‘Merchandise’ menu item on club site, or type into your web browser: arpca.com/store