Whats New:

Autocross School Announced For 2016

Autocross has been going strong for four years now.  As we enter our fifth season, we are excited to offer our first autocross school!

The autocross school will be for all levels of driving, and the instructors will be prepared to teach everyone from first-time students to seasoned, veteran drivers.  The school has been developed as much for the novice as for those who want to improve their existing skills.  During the one-day school, drivers will learn about and experience vehicle dynamics through a series of exercises: braking, turning, accelerating, understanding the course, and driver development.

The school is a perfect opportunity for drivers to explore what happens at the performance limit of their cars.  It is a great option for those who want to learn how to autocross, improve their autocross times, or even begin to prepare to drive in a future DE.  Every student will receive in-car instruction from one of our experienced autocross instructors.  The school emphasizes safety, fun, and speed.

The 2015 Autocross School will be held at the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA) at Pitt Race in Wampum, PA, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, and will follow the normal autocross schedule.

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2016 AutoCross Events & Registration

Autocross is Proudly Sponsored by: 

Premier

 

SGK_ATTORNEYS

 

 

Autocross (AX) will give you 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 2016 AX Season events includes (click to register on MSR):

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Immortalize Your Porsche to Benefit the PVGP

This year, ARPCA’s Vintage Grand Prix committee is offering a truly unique opportunity for members to have their Porsches included in a limited edition panoramic print created by renowned artist Linda Barnicott.  This project is the premier initiative to help the club meet its fundraising goal for the PVGP.

Linda Barnicott PVGP sketch pen and ink1

The final print will be a full color 16×20-inch signed and numbered lithograph.  The pen and ink rendering above is for illustrative purposes only; the final print will feature the specific Porsches of the participating members and be in full color.  Members who choose to donate will be able to reserve a location in the print and have their cars accurately recreated in the scene.  All donors will receive a signed and numbered print valued at $175.  However, the top seven donors will receive an artist-enhanced color archival giclée print valued at $400.  The original work of art will be available for silent auction at the ARPCA tent during this year’s Vintage Grand Prix.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this worthwhile and unparalleled opportunity, please contact John Malobicky at (724) 224-3782 or jmalobicky@gmail.com.

To view a sample of Linda Barnicott’s work, click here.

Jason Sauer P-Car Artist Event Fri Feb 12

JSauer Event 2016-0212

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


 

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