Whats New:

ARPCA Posters and Calendars Available

Support the PVGP charities by purchasing a commemorative 50th anniversary poster or 18-month calendar!  These high-quality, great looking pieces (thank you Matt Little and Rob Hoffman for your creative work!) are available for sale.

  • Poster size: 18 x 24; high gloss full-color: $ 20.00
  • Calendar size: 8 1/2 x 11 folded; 11 x 17 open; high-gloss full-color:  $ 15.00

To get yours send an email to info@fotorecord.com and we’ll make arrangements for you.

PVGP – What you Need to Know

PVGP Event Map

Basic information for Satruday’s event

  • When registration closes: Registration via PVGP web site closes on Thursday Register Here
  • When to Start Arriving: After 9:00 am Saturday morning
  • Arrive no later than: 10:30 am (concours cars) or 11:30 (all other cars)
  • Where to Enter:
    • Anniversary Display Cars: see information below!!!
    • All other cars: All vehicles must enter at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Schenley Drive. Proceed on Schenley drive to the break in the fence on the left. This is the entrance for the European Cars.
  • What will happen next?: Volunteers will guide you into the proper parking area. Once parked, go to the registration tables and get your registration packet which will include everything you need/ordered.
  • Saturday Parking Layout

  • Where to Park?: We’ll be attempting to park cars in the following groups so it will help if you know what group you’ll be parking with and have a general idea of where that group will be located. Groupings include:
    • 356’s
    • Concours
    • Boxster/Cayman
    • 924/928/944/968 (front engine cars)
    • 911/912/996/997 (rear engine cars)
    • 914
    • Speicals/Replicas (356 Outaws / Beck 904 / 550’s etc.)
    • Cayenne
  • Support Vehicle Parking: There is no room for support vehicles and tow vehicles under the trees as in past years… they can be parked to rear of BMW/VW/Mini area after unloading. An exception to this is the Carlin vehicle that supports the Goodie Store inventory.
  • Parade Lap: Those who would like to enjoy the Schenley Park race course and show off their Porsche can do so on Sunday during the lunch break. The PVGP fee is $20. If you have already submitted your registration and would like to participate in this event, please send you fee to Ken Jeremiah – make check payable to ARPCA.
  • Donations: If you donate $50 (or more) you will receive a raffle ticket for the $14,000 Home Theater supplied by Goosebumps. If you have made a donation for less than $50 and want to increase your donation to the $50 level; you can do so by sending in your check to Ken Jeremiah. Please make the check out to ARPCA.

Porsche Anniversary Car Display Participants on Saturday, July 23, 2011

Anniversary Cars: On Saturday (June 23rd) we would like to have an example of Porsches from 1961 to 2011. If you would like to participate, please indicate by sending an email to Ken Jeremiah (carrera2s@consolidated.net). The Porsches in this venue will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

Anniversary cars should NOT enter the European gate. They will be met by a guide with a green noodle who will give them directions to their staging area. Details are outilned below.

  • Each Porsche Anniversary Display Participant will enter Schenley Park at 5400 Forbes Avenue between 9:00 and 9:30 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Click HERE for a detailed map of Schenley Park.
  • The participant will proceed down Schenley Drive and stop on the right side of the road across from the European Entrance. At this stop an ARPCA volunteer will confirm that the participant is an anniversary participant.
  • The participant will proceed down Schenley Drive to Tech Street. Turn right on Tech Street and travel 50 feet, then turn left onto Frew Street.
  • The participant will continue on Frew Street to the stop sign. At the stop sign, the participant will turn left and proceed to the staging area. An ARPCA volunteer will stage the participant.
  • At about 10:00 AM, when the track is cleared, the anniversary participants will enter the track under the supervision of the PVGP Race Committee Leadership. The participants will travel on the race track to turn 18 and exit onto East Circuit Road A PVGP representative will escort the participants to the European Entrance and continue where they will be positioned in their location.

Plan for the Porsche racers to visit the Marque of the Year (MOY) area during lunch on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

  • The racers must be assembled at the Starting Grid at 11.45 AM Saturday morning. Dr. William Swartz will have assistance from the ARPCA volunteers to assemble the Porsche race drivers. Click HERE for a detailed map of Schenley Park.
  • The Porsche race drivers will leave the grid and travel the race course to turn 9 at the Westinghouse Pond. They will exit the race course and be escorted by a PVGP representative up Schenley Drive and park on Schenley Drive adjacent to the MOY area.
  • The drivers will arrive at the MOY area at about 12:00 noon, and stay for 45 minutes.
  • At 12:45 PM the racers must leave the MOY area and drive up Schenley Drive to Darlington Road; turn right onto Darlington Road and then turn right onto race course turn 18. The racers will be escorted in one group by a PVGP representative.
  • At 1:00 PM the racers will re-enter the race course and return to the paddock area. Any racer that does not leave the MOY area at 12:45 PM will not be let on the track at 1:00 PM and may miss their opportunity for any afternoon sessions.

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.

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.

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.

An Evening at the Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus

Join Porsche Friends at the Hofbräuhaus

Address:
– 2705 S. Water St
– Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Join the Allegheny Region of PCA in celebrating it’s 50th Birthday in conjunction with the PVGP festivities!

  • Porsche-only parking in the lot across from the Hofbräuhaus
  • Lot opens at 4:00
  • Our goal is to fill the lot with hundreds of Porsches.  The more the merrier!
  • For a $10 donation, each car in the lot will be given a special “cling-on” decal commemorating the event and a ticket for a free beer.
  • The Hofbräuhaus will have a private room reserved for those participants who would like to enjoy dinner.
  • A people’s choice award will be given at the end of the evening to the car receiving the most votes.
  • Lot will close at 10:00pm.
  • Questions?  Email Paul Pigman at ppigman@msn.com

Great Beer

BeaveRun DE in August

ARPCA Drivers Education Series

Come run with us to BeaveRun!






Get ready for the ARPCA BeaveRun DE Event on August 20 & 21

The ARPCA Region would like to invite you join us at BeaveRun for another great weekend of Track Activities. This relatively new facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport is a welcome addition to the Western Pennsylvanian region.

With its North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control BeaveRun caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

Our event will utilize both facilities. For newer students you will not only be running on the North Track as part of your standard run group activities you will also have classes on the VDA to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come and participate. All that is required is that you have valid state inspection and a safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

First time on Track?

First time? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, move to classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds. You will also need a SNELL 2005-rated helmet. All of this will be covered in the detailed student information packet that we’ll provide before the event.

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact:

For a web version of this email: here

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!