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Porsche Day at Cars-n-Coffee

Looking for some summer car fun?

Come to Porsche Day with Pittsburgh’s Cars-n-Coffee!

 

Sat, Aug 29th 2014
9:00AM – 12:00PM 
*Rain or Shine*
Generoasta Coffee
901 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086

 

Porsche will be feature vehicle Saturday Aug 29th as

ARPCA joins Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee!

Registration not needed.

ARPCA PittRace Full Track Grand Opening Weekend!

Our home track is officially now a world class driving facility with a 2.8 mile road course, 7 acre VDA (Vehicle Dynamics Area) and awesome Karting Track aka Wilson Circuit.  To help kick off our Grand Opening there, plan to spend the first weekend in August at PittRace doing any or all of the following:

Come Out and Join the Fun – See Ya at PittRace!

 

 

 

 

PVGP – Final Info 2015 – It’s Here!

It’s that time… PVPG is here! 

Thank you for registering for ARPCA’s 2015 PVPG Party in Schenley Park which will be one for the history books!  Earlier this AM an undercover team snuck into the Rock Hall of Fame in the mistake by the lake and drove off with (shhh….):

When you see Tom M. in the park tomorrow, thank him profusely (but coyly to not expose his identity) for leading ARPCA’s Seal Team 356.

Quick spots about 2015 PVGP… as promised weather is shaping up to make this the hottest weekend of year… 3H’s for Sat and heat index of ~100F on Sunday!  Because it’s a golf course, it’ll feel about +10F warmer!  So, prepare to stay hydrated in the park and don’t forget your shades, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and a lawn chair to enjoy and cheer on the contingency of ARPCAers racing this weekend!

 

LOGISTICAL DETAILS FOR ALL – SAT & SUN

  • Parking officially opens 9:30AM and all cars should be in place by 11:00AM.  Show officially runs until 4PM or the beer runs out… since we’re ‘burghers, that’ll definitely not happen until AFTER 4PM.
  • Entrance is at top of Schenley Drive where it intersects Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill.
  • Volunteers will direct you to proceed down Schenley Drive.
  • Use GATE E – (map here) Look for, say hello and thank Eugene Williams and Mark Sheldon at entrance gate to German Hill.
  • Once on course ARPCA volunteers in tie-dye shirts w/ colorful pool noodles will direct you.
  • Once parked, proceed to registration table/tent for your packet.
  • Registration Packets – along w/ commemorative program, agenda, wristbands, dash placard, dash plaque, door prize ticket (one each day you are registered for), and concours ballot are two thank you gifts.  To stave off many questions later… know one has a battery stop.  Just unscrew top remove it and you’ll be all set.
  • Catered lunch – Begins Noon-ish.  Wristbands (Yellow for Sat – Orange for Sun) are included in your registration packet.  Shortly after lunch will be door prizes, raffle prizes, Concours Winners, etc.
  • Concours – Brian Strohmeier is again running his wildly popular “People’s Choice Concours”.  Everyone registered for Saturday is entered and gets a vote!  Your ballot (brightly colored 3×4” piece of paper) is inside your registration packet.  Find your 5 favorite Porsches on the green and put their Car # on ballot.  Turn all ballots back in to registration table by 12 NOON.  Brian is quoted as saying last night “envelopes full of cash are welcomed and encouraged!”
  • RAFFLES – To help raise additional charity $ this year, Len Richards is again running the raffle table w/ goodies from generous club sponsors.  Swing by w/ a donation for an arms length of tickets for chances to win some cool stuff like: HiFi speakers, Kitchen Aide Blender, Joplin Framed Ablum / Cover, Photographic Canvas Art, etc.  These items have been generously donated by club sponsors in no particular order: Goosebumps, Don’s Appliance, Classic Album Covers, Matthew Little Photography, Almart, Giant Eagle and a few more I’m probably remiss not mentioning right now.  Let’s all support them as they do us!    
  • Door Prizes – As allways, a door prize ticket for each day registered are in your packet – blue or red.  Put correct color for day in bucket to win.

Phew – that’s a lot…  Sunday is repeat of above, just no concours or raffle.  Oh, and on small final note:

*** WEATHER – WEATHER – WEATHER ***  – In the highly unlikely event [cough – last year – cough] there are any weather ‘events’ delaying our party or our entrance to golf course, we will post updates until all flags are green at TOP OF EACH HOUR (minimum with time stamp) STARTING 6AM Sat & Sun on ARPCA’s website:  www.arpca.comEMAILS WILL NOT be sent – Check website for latest info.

As always, we appreciate your support and patience of this PVGP Charity Event staffed by volunteers!

See you at the races!

~ Ed Rice, ARPCA PVGP Chair

 

PS – Stop out at DoubleWide Grille – Mars, PA this evening for some Porsche Car-maraderie – it’s our 3rd Annual PVGP Welcome Party for out-of-towners!

July eblast

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name},

PVGP is officially here!

Make sure you register now for our BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!  Ed Rice STILL manages to hang on to Janice Joplin’s keys from her psychedelic 356 (usually only seen in Cleveland’s Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame ) and will have THE car in Schenley Park!!!  Sign up now and tell EVERYONE!!!


ALL THINGS PVGP – PittRace – Schenley Park Races -ARPCA Tour & Party!!!!!!

    • Did we mention the ORIGINAL Joplin 356 will be here!?!?!?
    • Sat & Sun July 11-12 big Bore Races at PittRace – head out and see the NEW 2.8mi track!
    • Friday July 17 -Pre-PVGP Glacier Tour / Road Rally – More Info Here
    • Friday July 17 – Porsche Welcome Party 5pm – DoubleWide Grill Mars, PA
    • Sat & Sun July 18 – 19 – Ed has a great Schenley Park party planned – Register Here Now!
    • Brian Strohmeier will run his Concours d’Elegance at Schenley Park so get polishing!
    • Come see THE ORIGINAL Joplin 356 on loan from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!

Do not let the fun stop at PVGP…  hit some of these other great ARPCA events:


2015 AutoCross Season brought to you by AUTO PALACE Event Details or to learn more CLICK HERE:

(click below to register for a single event)


2015 Track Season brought to you by Sewickley Car Store 4  3 2 Remaining Driver’s Ed Events for 2015 

Click Here for full season detail or on Individual Event Below to Register:


Thurs Aug 20 – Couples Cooking Class at Don’s Appliances


 

Rundschau Current (and back) issues of your favorite Porsche magazine available electronically here: Click

June 2015 E-blast

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name},

Summer is officially unofficially here until it officially arrives this Sunday June 21st 12:38PM EDT.  Make sure you register now for one or all our great upcoming events – ESPECIALLY PVPG – just one month away.  Ed Rice somehow smuggled the keys to Janice Joplin’s psychedelic 356 from the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and will have THE car in Schenley Park!!!  Don’t tell anyone……… tell EVERYONE!!!

See you soon at one of these events:


SAT June 27 – ARPCA Car Control Clinic! 

  • New Car?  New Driver? Or just brush up on Driving Skills in Safe Controlled Environment!
  • Almost SOLD OUT!!!
  • Details Here

2015 AutoCross Season brought to you by AUTO PALACE Event Details or to learn more CLICK HERE:

(click below to register for a single event)


TUES – Jun 30, 11:00AM Porsche Touring Crew Monthly Lunch Gathering


THURS July 9, 7:30PM – Monthly Business Meeting 

  • Be a part of our club leadership and help plan events or just come for some car-maraderie
  • Thurs July 9 – Location – Chez Patterson
  • All Future Meetings/Locations Details on ARPCA.com

July 18 & 19PVGP Schenley Park Races & ARPCA Party

  • Did we mention the ORIGINAL Joplin 356 will be here!?!?!?!
  • Ed Rice has a great party planned with annual favorites & a few new ideas
  • Brian Strohmeier will run his Concours d’Elegance at Schenley Park so get polishing!
  • Registration is open – Click Here for more details!
  • Own a special Porsche you want featured under the tent?  Email Ed – pvgp@arpca.com for more details
  • Just added – Pre-PVGP Glacier Tour / Road Rally Fri July 17 – More Info Here

2015 Track Season brought to you by Sewickley Car Store 4  3 2 Remaining Driver’s Ed Events for 2015 

Click Here for full season detail or on Individual Event Below to Register:


 

Rundschau Current (and back) issues of your favorite Porsche magazine available electronically here: Click

Eblast May 2015

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name},

With our first Driving and Spring Social events of 2015 in our rear view mirror… time to shift into a higher gear with your fellow ARPCAers and register today for one of these upcoming events:


THURS May 14, 7:30PM – Monthly Business Meeting 


SUN – May 24, 1-4:00PM – Eat Wings & Raise Funds at BW3 – Show & Shine

  • ARPCA is joining forces w/ Buffalo Wild Wings – West Mifflin to raise funds for charity.
  • Secure parking for upto 60 Porsches & private dining area
  • 10% of member food purchases (pay on own) will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Western PA (Lawrenceville branch)
  • Registration free but please RSVP so we can have accurate car/head count- Click Here for more details!

WED – May 27, 11:30AM Porsche Touring Crew Monthly Lunch Gathering


2015 Track Season4  3 Remaining Driver’s Ed Events for 2015

Click Here for full season detail or on Individual Event Below to Register:


SAT June 27 – ARPCA Car Control Clinic! 

  • New Car?  New Driver? Or just brush up on Driving Skills in Safe Controlled Environment!
  • Sells out EVERY YEAR – sign up NOW!!!
  • Details Here

2015 AutoCross Season brought to you by AUTO PALACE  Event Details or to learn more CLICK HERE:

(click below to register for a single event)


July 18 & 19PVGP Schenley Park Races & ARPCA Party

  • Did we mention the ORIGINAL Joplin 356 will be here!?!?!?!
  • Ed Rice has a great party planned with annual favorites & a few new ideas!
  • Registration is open – Click Here for more details!
  • Own a special Porsche you want featured under the tent?  Email Ed – pvgp@arpca.com for more details

 

Rundschau Current (and back) issues of your favorite Porsche magazine available electronically here: Click

Strip District Car Show and Crawl

Join the ARPCA on May 7 for the Strip District Car Show and Crawl!

Shadd and Daughter Ava

On May 7th at 6pm bring your Porsche for an evening of art, food, music, drink and charity in the Strip District.  There will be Porsche only parking in reserved lots near Zerrer’s Antiques. At their shop you will find you will find great decorative objects for any room in your house. You can find unique show pieces as well as items suited for everyday use. The Zerrer’s will have wine and cheese and an art show from Michael Lotenero.

Stroll between the Zerrer’s, Savoy and Cioppino for everything from amazing food, live Jazz/R&B,  dessert, wine, whiskey, and cigars.

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. and is the perfect way to spend a Thursday in Pittsburgh.

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This event will benefit Shadd Murphy a local Dad suffering with MS. He was diagnosed at age 30 and has been suffering for a little over 9 years now. Unfortunately the disease has progressed aggressively and Shadd is no longer able to work. He has been denied Social Security Disability and is in the process of appealing, which can take up to 15 months. In the meantime, Shadd has no income and is at risk of his home being foreclosed. Shadd is a car guy and has a 7 year old daughter. Please help him and his daughter during this extremely difficult time in his life. 

Register here via MSR.

Registration will be $10 and additional in-kind donations can be made at the event.

Meeting spot:

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Zerrer’s Antiques

Owners: John and Marla Zerrer
2703 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
zerrers@zoominternet.net

Michael Lotenero, an artist shares space with Marla and John Zerrer antique dealers.

Autocross Schedule – 2015

Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. AX seldom exceeds speeds of 60 mph and has no “wheel to wheel” competition.

AX is a great entry-level competitive driving event that requires little car prep, time or money. Beginners are welcome and there are no pre-requisites other than a vehicle in safe working condition.  Before each event begins there is a guided Course Walk that takes you step by step through the driving line and explains how to navigate through the cones. This is especially helpful for first-timers and those that want a second perspective.

While the size of the field will determine the number of runs which occur last year we averaged 4 – 6 runs in both the morning and afternoon.

 

The open 2015 AX Season events includes:

Cost:

  • PCA Member: $30 per driver.
  • Non-member: $40 per driver.
  • On-site registration is $40.
Schedule:

  • Gates open 8am
  • Open Course walk 8:15-9:30
  • Registration 8:00-9:15
  • Tech 8:30-9:30
  • Guided course walk 9:30
  • Drivers meeting 9:45 – First Car off 10:00
  • Number of runs determined by # of participants – at least 4 runs per driver in AM and PM sessions

If multiple drivers in one car must register separately!

ARPCA’s 2015 AutoCross

Season is proudly sponsored by:

 

AutoPalace Combined