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Porsche Prom – Sock Hop

Our last event of ARPCA’s 50th Anniversary year concludes with the Porsche Prom.  “Rock Around the Clock” with your Porsche friends in 50’s attire at an authentic German club.  Teutonia Mannerchor is an authentic German men’s club located in the North Side of Pittsburgh.  German food and beer will be served and the atmosphere will take you back to a fifties high school prom.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 6:30pm
Where: Teutonia Mannerchor, 857 Phineas Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Registration Form: Registration

Fifties attire is recommended, but not required.  Bowling shirts, poodle skirts, saddle oxfords, and fifties costumes can be found from the following vendors online.

Perhaps some of the guys can dust off their letterman’s jacket to wear with jeans and a white t-shirt (with a pack of Lucky’s rolled up in the sleeve).

The event chairperson is Suzanne Carlin.  She would be happy to embroider your name or monogram on your bowling shirt or pearl button cardigan.  Please feel free to contact her with any questions:  724.834.8234 or suzannecarlin@comcast.net


Brunch at Nemacolin – Sunday, 10/16

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Please join your fellow Porsche friends for our annual brunch at the lovely Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

You can either drive to Nemacolin on your own, or you may choose to meet our group at the corner of Route 51 and Interstate 70 (Burger King/BP station) at 9:30am.  We will then depart at 10:00am for an enjoyable fall drive to our destination.  It’s always wonderful to be a part of a Porsche caravan.  Last year approximately thirty five cars participated in our trek.

Upon our arrival, we will be greeted by a representative of Nemacolin who will direct us to the reserved Porsche parking area directly in front of the Chateau Lafayette.  You will have time to mingle with your friends and vote for your favorite Porsche in the “People’s Choice Concours”.  Pose with your Porsche in the group picture that is taken before going inside for Nemacolin’s fabulous champagne brunch at Lautrec Restaurant with seating at noon.

RSVP by Monday, 10/3.  Reservations fill up very quickly.  Email or call Sandy TODAY!

Chairperson: Sandy Zielinski  (sjzielinski@comcast.net, home: 412.487.3536)

Cost: $54/per person (tax & tip included)

Mail to:

Nemacolin Brunch

c/o Sandy Zielinski

3236 Wagner Road

Allison Park,   PA  15116

Nemacolin information: click here

Last DE of the Season – Mid-Ohio

Come Run with us at Mid-Ohio!

Our final Drivers Education event of the season at Mid-Ohio held will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sep 24 and 25. As in our earlier DE’s this year, registration has been running strong (we’re back at the 2008 / 2009 registration rates!) I’ve processed 20 registrations in the last week! We’re again limiting the number of students to 100. There will be a lapping day for experienced drivers on Friday, Sept 23th. We will be renting garages so you can hide from the elements – be it sun or rain!

Running at Mid-Ohio

As you probably know, Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. This 2.3 mile technical road course is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers.

The ARPCA is a very active group. In addition to the on-track activities we also have:

  • Dinner on Saturday at Bucks. You will enjoy yourself being able to relax with both old and new friends!
  • A “spouse auxiliary” that coordinates off-track activities to antique shops, flea markets and wineries.

To register or for more information follow the links below:

  • To Register: Here
  • ARPCA Track Information: Here
  • Track Information: http://www.midohio.com/

Sake & Speed

Sake & Speed

From the President

Fantastic is all I can say about our 2011 PVGP weekend as marque of the year and celebrating our 50th anniversary.

Over the weekend we had 502 Porsches in attendance (Saturday’s group plus the new cars on Sunday). According to our PCA representative – Tom Gorsuch (PCA Treasurer) this could be the largest display of Porsches ever for a single region.

For those of you who unfortunately couldn’t attend, we had Porsches from one end of the golf course to the other end. We had approximately 80+ 356’s thanks mostly to the efforts of Jolene Cicci.

We had cars from twelve states and Canada. There were Porsches from Connecticut, southern Florida and Colorado. We even had people come to our event from as far away as California.

With a scary beginning from a large thunderstorm early Saturday morning, it looked like our months of planning would be a disaster. We had Porsches everywhere; on the streets, parking areas, etc – everywhere except on the golf course. To make things worse all of Earl Seiler’s and his parking team’s Friday’s efforts were washed out by the storms. Once the gates to the park were opened; our club members met the challenge and were able to neatly park all of the 430+ Porsches on the golf course.

We had over forty volunteers assist us – many who volunteered at the park.

Suzanne Carlin sold over $6,000 in club and Porsche items, smashing her all time sales figure.

Our home theater raffle was a success and lucky Wade and Jane Anne Miller will soon have a very high end theater in their home.
We were honored to have representatives from Porsche Cars North America and PCA. I believe we overwhelmed them with our display. The Event Coordinator from PCNA that she was amazed at our efforts and couldn’t have done a better job herself – and that’s her job. We also had folks from both the Sewickley Car Store and Auto Palace with their displays.

Even with the soaring temperatures (especially on Saturday) and high humidity, most people stayed for the majority of the afternoons. I believe they just didn’t want to leave our venue with the record number of Porsches, racing in the streets and meeting new people from all over who had similar interests.

We have volumes of ARPCA people to thank and you’ll be hearing about them in future articles.

As of this writing, we do not have the final financial account obtained from our efforts. I will do so after we meet with PVGP. I couldn’t be more proud of our members with their work ethic and outstanding attitudes.

Home Theater Raffle Winner Selected

A winner has been selected

On Sunday afternoon Randy Evans, Owner of Goosebumps a local home theater sales and installation firm selected the winner for the grand prize that he donated – a new home theater worth over $14,000.

The home theater includes:

  • Runco 50″ Plasma TV
  • Yamaha Receiver
  • Yamaha Blu-ray DVD
  • Episode 6-speaker System
  • Universal Color Touch Screen Remote
  • Installation

Wade Miller, an ARPCA member and active participant in ARPCA DE’s was the lucky winner.

Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets to support our fundraising efforts!

2011 PVGP Recap

Lining up Anniversary Cars

An Amazing 2 weeks – A Great Final Weekend!

We have just wrapped up two weeks of PVGP activities.

We concluded the the 2 weeks on Sunday with good friends, great racing, while raising money for charity. Some random facts to help appreciate the scale of the events:

  • Seventy Porsches were on display at the Hofbräuhaus
  • Over 430 Porsches were on the hill Saturday
  • 1000+ people where served lunch on Saturday by Tambellini’s Catering
  • 102 Porsches participated on the Sunday parade lap
  • Over 500 programs, dash plaques and poster were handed out

George Patterson & Russ Rose

The Kickoff Rallye

Major activities kicked off with the Rallye on Sunday July 10th. Russ Rose (a WXDX personality) and George Patterson (our very own ARPCA Region Vice President) took 1st in the Celebrity category / 2nd Porsche / 5th overall out of 94 entrants. Congratulations to George and Russ.


Hofbräuhaus Gathering on Thursday

People started to gather around 4:00 PM on Thursday. We ended up having over 70 cars come participate. The Hofbräuhaus set aside a big room for the ARPCA / PVGP crowd. A great time was had by all.

There was drama on Saturday in the Park

Saturday did start out “iffy.” As the ARPCA volunteers began to arrive to prepare for the large influx of Porsche attendees the heavens opened up. It rained hard. This was not the first rain of the weekend. Friday evening there was a strong rain as well. Just after Earl Seiler and his team just completed marking all of the parking areas with lines the rain started. Two weeks of preparations and a full day of work on the golf-course literally washed away. The combination of the Friday evening rains and the Saturday morning rain was enough that the golf course grounds keeper told the PVGP officials that no cars could enter or leave the golf course. If this decision continued there would be no car show.

Porsches as far as the eye can see

After 45 minutes the rain began to slow – then stop. Then the waiting began – Around 10:00 AM the decision was relayed from PVGP to ARPCA – we could move the cars onto the golf course but we would need to get them in place quickly. Cars continued to be placed until all available parking spots were full – well past lunch time. Thanks to John Luff for the great panoramic picture of the Porsches on the hill.

Marque Racing

The Marque racing was quite exciting. We had strong representation from our own region including Dottie Bechtol, Randy Evans and Mike Schindel all running strong. Take a look at the gallery of pictures below

General Activities

There were a lot of people and activities. Just look through some of the pictures.

Parade Lap

Take a look at some of the cars participating on the Sunday Parade Lap

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.

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.