Allegheny Region PCA Announces 2022 High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Events

Are you ready to think about the 2022 track season?

ARPCA will be conducting three HPDE events in 2022. Two of them are at our “home track”, Pitt Race, and one will be at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. All three of the events will provide you the opportunity to drive your own car on a fun and challenging racing circuit in a safe and controlled manner accompanied by a ARPCA-approved driving instructor”.

  • Pitt Race (PA) Jul 29 – 31, 2022 (Friday: Advanced Solo Lapping, Sat/Sun: HPDE)
  • Mid Ohio (OH) Sep 16 – 18, 2022 (Friday: Advanced Solo Lapping, Sat/Sun: HPDE)
  • Pitt Race (PA) Oct 28 – 30, 2022 (Friday: Advanced Solo Lapping, Sat/Sun: HPDE)

All three events are open at ARPCA MotorSportReg

Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs track@arpca.com  or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor at  chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.

We look forward to sharing the track with you at any or all of our HPDEs!

PVGP 2022- Marque Of the Year Commemorative Watch – Available

This year PORSCHE will be honored as Marque of the Year at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. In recognition of this, your officers have designed a commemorative watch. We present to you a classic Bulova dress watch redefined as the 2022 ARPCA PVGP wrist watch. On the face, the logo of your club and on the back is engraved 2022 PVGP Marque of the year PORSCHE, Commemorating the 40th annual Pittsburgh Grand Prix and honoring The Allegheny Region PCA.

Featuring a two tone stainless steel case and bracelet with a silver and white dial and a calendar at the 6 o’clock position, a domed mineral crystal and deployment clasp closure, this watch is the quintessential piece for your day or evening wardrobe.

Specs:

  • 40mm case for comfortable fit.
  • Quartz movement, 4 year warranty! Achieving accuracy to 15 seconds a month
  • Crystal: Dome shaped and angled at the bezel, Mineral Crystal is impact and shatter resistant.
  • Bracelet: two-tone Stainless Steel with deployment clasp
  • Slim movement with calendar
  • Water resistant to 30 meters

Snap up this incredible custom time piece for $325

Contact Mark Frumkin (frumkin@ptd.net) for ordering information

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PVGP 2022 Registration is Live

Plan to attend the 40th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix with ARPCA.  Porsche is this year’s Marque of the Year.  Join hundreds of your fellow club members, guests from other regions, and friends as we gather on “Porsche Field” in Schenley Park to enjoy fine automotive culture, vintage races and the camaraderie that defines PVGP weekend.  The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is our club’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds donated through the PVGP charity to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. Click Here to Learn More

 

PVGP Black Tie and Tailpipes – Event Discount Opportunity

 

Friday, July 15th, 2022 – From PVGP.org “Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charity partners.

Our 2021 Gala at Valley Brook Country Club in Canonsburg was fabulous in every way. Bobby Rahal Auto Group was the title sponsor and Bobby himself attended and auctioned a special Indy 500 trip for our charities. Rahal is back as our sponsor again this year and we’re thrilled!”

Martina Hann has agreed to coordinate registration for our club.  The normal price per ticket is $295, but a full table of eight is $1995. ($250 per ticket)   Martina will consolidate registrants to form eight-person groupings to take advantage of this discount. 

Anyone interested in the discounted rate should contact Martina: mchmouse64@gmail.com
Information about the Black Tie is found at:  https://pvgp.org/events/blacktie-tailpipes-gala/

ARPCA “Taste of the Track” and Dinner – July 3oth, 2022 – Registration Open

Do you want to drive your car on a road racing track?

  • Ever wonder what it would be like to drive your car in a safe controlled environment on a racetrack?
  • Want to find out what goes on at ARPCA High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events?
  • Not sure you want to make the commitment to a full two-day event?
  • Want to learn more about HPDE events in a no-stress atmosphere at a nominal fee?
  • Want to have a fun, social evening with dinner included while you get to know the ARPCA HPDE track drivers?

Then this event is for you!

Click Here to Learn More

Image courtesy of ARPCA member D Tenison

Porsche Touring Crew – June 2022

Sharky’s Café Braces for Steelers Fans;
Hosts Early PTC “Training Camp” Excursion

OK – so most Porsche Touring Crew members aren’t built like NFL middle linebackers.  But on June 28th PTC plans to help a popular Steeler eatery – “set the table” for the return of the team and their loyal fans!

For the past two pandemic preseasons, Sharky’s Café in Latrobe, a magnet for Steeler Nation, has been running at 1/10 wide receiver speed due to the league-ordered Training Camp relocation to Heinz Field and the team’s Southside training facility.  But Sharkey’s is now preparing for the return of the Steelers’ and their regular July camp, located just a stone’s throw away at St. Vincent’s College. The Camp’s return, and the promise of another Super Bowl appearance, are expected to bring hundreds of diners back to the Café. Read more

Women of ARPCA – Shopping at E. N. Miller Antique Mall

Saturday, June 25th – Shopping at E.N. Miller Antique Mall – Come to The Lot first and then continue on to E.N. Miller Antique Mall.

Located at 615 Railroad Avenue, E.N. Miller is 4 FLOORS worth of vintage, antiques, and collectibles.   Home to over 50 dealers, you will find, art, furniture, jewelry, books, kitchenware, clothes, textiles, toys and more.

Saturday hours are 10:30 to 5:00pm. E.N. Miller is only 3 minutes from The Lot.  Off street and On Street parking is available.  Credit cards and Apple Pay are accepted.  Both women and men shoppers are welcomed, bring a friend!  One of our own members, Linda Lorenz, has a boutique on the lower level, stop by for a refreshing Mimosa.

Hopefully good weather will bless us this summer.  Regardless, come out and play!

Linda Scanlon & Donna Bell

“Whether you drive or ride, join us.”
women@arpca.com

Porsche at The Lot – June 2022

Start your Saturday, June 25th in the company of fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater restaurant in Oakmont, Pa.

The Lot at Edgewater is a full-service restaurant that offers a wide menu selection including traditional favorites like Belgian waffles, house-cured bacon steak, made-to-order omelets as well as specialties such as avocado toast with pepper jam and a fried egg.  There is a full-service coffee bar with a large assortment of pastries and a full-service bar featuring brunch cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, and craft beers. Read more

Road Trip and Lunch with Upper Canadian Region

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Meet twelve members of the Upper Canada Region (UCR) at Ohiopyle State Park for an afternoon of scenic driving, lunch at Seven Springs, and international camaraderie.  The driving tour begins at the main parking area located at 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.  After a brief meet and greet with the UCR, we will travel the Laurel Highlands back roads toward Confluence and the Lower Humburt Covered Bridge.   Following the “mandatory” photo opportunity on the bridge, drivers will navigate through New Centerville and on to lunch at the Slopeside Cafe at Seven Springs Resort. Read more

Member Submission – M Kridler

Lori Schultz, Zone 4 rep awarding Bonnie Kridler her Historics Ribbon during the outside display.
Taken at the 2022 Porsche Parade at Kalahari Resort in the Pocono’s June 12-18, 2022

RECAP PTC Hotel Saxonburg luncheon

On May 24 the Porsche Touring Crew kicked off its Summer driving schedule with a luncheon cruise to the historic Saxonburg Hotel. Almost 40 ARPCA members and guests signed up for the event, some of whom are pictured ogling Dan and Janice Cooleys’ beautiful 2017 Racing Yellow 4S.  The next PTC event is set to celebrate the Steelers’ return to St. Vincent’s Training Camp; on June 28th  the group will land at Latrobe’s Sharkey’s Café, a favorite team hangout during training season.  Sign-ups can be completed at Motorsportreg.com Read more