e-Rundschau: July 2019



PVGP 2019 Registration Closes This Friday – July 12

Plan to attend the 37th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix with ARPCA.  Join hundreds of your fellow club members, guests from other regions, and friends as we gather on “Porsche Field” in Schenley Park to enjoy our cars, vintage races and the camaraderie that defines PVGP weekend.  Now is the time to register and mark this event on your calendar. 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. This year promises to be an outstanding event with new amenities geared toward making your experience more enjoyable.  The club’s PVGP Committee is planning a streamlined check-in process where attendees register through Motorsport Registration (MSR) and receive an email from PVGP_Reg@arpca.com  with their dash plaque and QR code “ticket” as attachments.  As members drive up to the Porsche corral, we will scan the QR code and have your wrist bands, raffle ticket, and PVGP program pre-staged at the Registration tent.  The club will also feature a Dining tent complete with linen tablecloths and new catering partner, Mission BBQ.  In addition, the Full Weekend Packagehas been discounted for 2019 while the balance of registration options remains unchanged from previous years. Remember, you must Pre-Register to guarantee a spot in Porsche Field.  Parking is limited to 250 cars.  With increasing attendance and large contingent from the Chicago Region this year, space is limited.

MSR Registration Open Until 11:59Pm Friday July 12!


Touring Crew – Tuesday July 23, 2019

Thanks to ARPCA and Porsche Touring Crew member Dr. Jon Tucker, the PTC has been invited for a return drive and lunch at possibly the most desirable luncheon and golf location in the Pittsburgh Region – the picturesque patio at Nevillewood Country Club.

On Tuesday, July 23, PTC’rs will convene at a set-aside parking area at the Club and enjoy good conversation, a full bar and top-rated cuisine, with a commanding view of one of the award-winning Nevillewood fairways – a unique Summer vantage point enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers, alike. Participants will arrive between 11:00 and 11:30 am. Last year’s Nevillewood gathering was a big success, as PTC’rs in coupes, convertibles and SUV’s experienced sunny skies and great service from Nevillewood’s imaginative culinary team.

The Porsche Touring Crew is an ARPCA social group, and is always open to both ARPCA members and guests. The event is no cost; however, attendees pay for their own lunch.  Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Tom Mueller (ermtcm@verizon.net, 412-651-4232) or Wayne Desbrow (wdesbrow@zoominternet.net, 412-860-5700).

MSR Registration closes on July 20


Parade Laps for Charity at PittRace – Sat July 27 & Sun July 28

PittRace Logo

Want to experience some of the excitement that happens during an ARPCA DE?

Curious to drive YOUR car on our home track – Pittsburgh International Race Complex?

Is your spouse, significant other, child, friend or neighbor interested in what it’s like to ride on a racetrack? 

Feel like helping a great charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind?*    

If you said yes to any one of the above then please join us Saturday July 27 or Sunday July 28 during ARPCA’s DE at Pittrace for lunchtime charity laps in 5 easy steps:

  1. Register on MSR via link below – $20 per vehicle (any street legal vehicle welcome as we’ll be driving paced laps at street speeds!)
  2. Arrive no later than 12:00PM at PittRace – 201 Penndale Rd, Wampum, PA 16157, on day you selected (Saturday, Sunday or BOTH!)
  3. Park in designated area next to Timing & Scoring Building (will be marked off just for you)
  4. You and your passengers proceed to ARPCA Tech garage (look for sign just behind where you parked or ask anyone) to sign waiver & obtain on-track wristband.
  5. Line up with group when called & have fun!

Insurance Requires All Eligible and Participating Vehicles Must Be Pre-Register via MSR Link Below – No Exceptions

MSR Registration – Expires Sunday July 21 11:59PM

Porsche at The Lot – Saturday August 3, 2019

Begin your Saturday with fellow ARPCA members for an upscale cars-n-coffee event at The Lot at Edgewater  – 145 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 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. The venue has a large parking lot and an outside covered patio that overlooks the parking area. There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite P-car and share some coffee, breakfast, and stories with your fellow ARPCA members. This is the first of several “Porsche at the Lot” dates this year.  Future dates include:   September 14 Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Contact: social@arpca.com

Porsche Day at Pittsburgh Cars-n-Coffee – Saturday August 24 – 9:00AM

Looking for something to do Saturday morning with your Porsche?

Come out for the annual Porsche Day hosted by Pittsburgh Cars n’ Coffee at Generoasta Coffee in Warrendale.

It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Porsche owners and automotive enthusiasts alike. Entry is free and the section of the parking lot in front of Generoasta will be dedicated to Porsche’s only. We look forward to seeing you there!


ARPCA 2019 Driver’s Educations Series – TWO Events Left!

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX  (PittRace), Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28.
  • Drivers WAITLIST, Instructors 99% Full, Lapping Day 99% Full
  •  See why our “home track” has become a destination for road racers from around the country.  We had a long wait list last year – sign up today!
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSEFriday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8.
  • Drivers 55% Full, Lapping Day 75% Full, Garages 90% Full
  •  From first-time track drivers to those with many years of experience, Mid-Ohio has something to challenge any driver.
Events are open for registration – click event name/venue above for details and to register. Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs,  track@arpca.com , or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor, chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.

ARPCA’s Online Clothing Store –  Show Your Club Pride!

Click image above, follow ‘Merchandise’ menu item on club site, or type into your web browser: arpca.com/store