The BAD NEWS: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that Pittsburgh has earned the unenviable distinction of ranking just 4th among U.S. cities with the most cloudy days of the year.*
The GOOD NEWS: Porsche Touring Crew has come up with a Springtime fix, and the perfect way to wake-up your P-Car after a long Winter.
PTC has announced a two-night casual trek to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, and a good way to visit with ARPCA’s track enthusiasts at the world famous Watkins Glen racetrack.
The May 1-3 event will start with a morning Meet-Up and scenic group drive through Western
Pennsylvania to the Finger Lakes with lunch along the way, and finish, with either Saturday or Sunday (your choice), with participants “on their own” for the return trip. Hotel suggestions will be provided, but participants will make their own reservations.
Participants will plan their own preferred activities for most of the time on the trip. But for those interested, there will be ample time to visit the historic track (former home of the U.S. Grand Prix), talk with ARPCA drivers and watch as our instructors hold “Driver Ed” sessions. An optional combined group dinner for all ARPCA members will cap-off the Saturday schedule.
In the meantime, there will be plenty of free time to plan side trips to taste the natural beauty, wineries, antique stores and other attractions that have made the Finger Lakes a must-do among Western PA weekend-trippers. More urban-oriented attractions are also accessible for those who care to extend their drive. Among them: The Corning Museum (technology), The George Eastman House (photography/history) and the National Soaring Museum (motor-less flying!).
For those unfamiliar – The Finger Lakes extend North and South across Western New York like a pair of outstretched hands. The “hands” were actually vast glaciers that created lake basins and river valleys extending back to the Ice Age. The area () is now well-known for its rolling pastoral beauty and blue lakes.
SIGN-UP NOW: Because of hotel and dinner reservation requirements, PTC needs to confirm the number of attendees in advance. The Sign-up Deadline is April 15, but early sign-ups at Motorsport.reg are appreciated and highly encouraged. Contact Wayne Desbrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. See you at the Glen!
*Only outdone by Seattle, Portland and Buffalo, and just barely ahead of Cleveland!