Whats New:

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

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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
 



Member Submissions Open

You know what this website is missing? You!

1973 914 Olympic Blue. Photo taken in Ligonier PA 2019 off Rt 711

The ARPCA would like more of you here to share with all of us. Have some images of your Porsche in all its polished glory or maybe a picture from an ARPCA event with your friends and family? The ARPCA is pleased to announce we are now accepting online image submissions!

Click Here or the “Member Submissions” link in the menu at the top of the page.

Currently image size is limited to 20MB per image we accept images in tiff, gif, png, jpeg, raw, and esp formats.  Images should be your own original content.  Images currently subject to copyright, or of an inappropriate nature will not be accepted or displayed by the ARPCA.

ARPCA Joins With PittRace to Offer Defensive Driving Program

by Jack Neff, TVC Program Chief Instructor

Do you have a new driver in your family? PittRace, along with ARPCA, offers a TVC (total vehicle control) program nearly every month for new or experienced drivers looking to improve their defensive driving skills. This program takes place on PittRace’s north track at real highway speeds. The class includes panic stops, threshold braking, skid pad, slalom, swerve to avoid last minute obstacles — all in your car! Read more

A Message from FAST Co – Updated

A Message from FAST Company

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Racers and PCA customers who have forgone their discount normally given to members, which we have matched for a $1600.00 donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  We have also donated proceeds from race car storage (Hartwood Area Racing Drivers).  Thanks to you for feeding people in our area and to Jim & Kathy Stout for helping the effort at Pitt Race today.  I’ve been told that we feed a lot of people.

Dan Fowler

FAST Company

An Important Message From the ARPCA President – May 2020

President’s Message:

Greetings Members – It has been awhile since the last update. Now that we are well into month 2 of the fall-out from the Covid-19 corona virus pandemic, I’m guessing that many of you are feeling quite antsy and are looking forward to when we can reemerge into our more normal lives. None of us really know what the new normal will be, but I am confident that at least from the Club perspective, we will be able to gather and enjoy each others’ company and our Porsches.

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PVGP 2020 – Parade Laps

2020 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – by Ed Rice

Sorry folks – I cannot do it. I simply cannot have a summer go by without having some sort of Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix activity! I know this year’s event was effectively cancelled due to the Corona virus, but there are still some things we can do to celebrate what is our Club’s single biggest social and charitable event each year.

On Sunday, July 26th, we would have been parking on the lawn for Day 2 of the PVGP at Schenley Park. This year, that day is going to be a quiet, uneventful Sunday morning.  Many will go to services or enjoy breakfast out on the back deck and listen to the birds.

I on the other hand, plan to drive down to Schenley Park, and do an informal “parade lap” or two around the road course. Read more

An Important Message From the ARPCA President – June 2020

President’s Message

Greetings Fellow Club Members. Well it is finally here – we are, locally within our Region, largely moving to the “green” status with respect to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Except for Beaver and Erie Counties, all other places in Western PA will be in green. This is indeed good news, since we are able to again resume many of our activities, depending of course, on the availability of the places where we would hold them. This also means we can again hold our monthly meetings in person. Our next one, on June 11th, will be at Fowler Automotive Street and Track Co (FASTCO), a great place for our meetings with lots of cool cars. I have missed sitting down face to face with you at the meetings and other events, and listening to your stories of your Porsches and other life events. The connections are important, and the pandemic really drove this point home for me.

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ARPCA Food Bank Fundraiser – Last Days To Donate!

Dear ARPCA Members,

Thank you to all who have already donated – we are making great progress!  REMINDER – Due to the URGENT need, we will close our fundraiser Sunday 11:59PM.  Your donations including ARPCA match will be distributed to the charities early next week.  These 501(c)(3) charities will greatly appreciate your compassion and generosity!

We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe during these extraordinary times.  Many in our communities are suffering either being affected by economic job loss or infected with the virus.  In some extreme unfortunate cases, possibly both.

Your club therefore wants to help people in our area who may not know where their next meal is coming from.  Please consider joining ARPCA’s Food Bank Fundraiser campaign.  Grab your credit card and click the DONATE NOW button below to be taken to ARPCA’s secure account (you do *** NOT *** need a PayPal account to donate – just a credit card).  Donate your chosen amount.  Because the need is urgent, our Food Bank Fundraiser ends Sunday April 26 11:59PM.  Please donate NOW!

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