Mid August 2023


Greetings and salutations,

If you find yourself in possession of a little pocket money, I might have a suggestion.  A-one-of-a-,kind 1956 Porsche Racer which won its class at Le Mans. This racer, chassis 550A-0104, was purpose built to race at Le Mans and, unlike many of its racing brethren, features a hard top – which sets it apart from many of the spider style racing variants. If spending an estimated 7.5 million on a vintage racing car isn’t in your budget, you are definitely not alone. But you can read more about it here.

Shifting gears from vintage racing Porsches to recent events, the island of Maui and its inhabitants suffered a sudden and unthinkable tragedy.  As a group, you are as generous of heart and spirt as you are passionate about your cars.  You might consider making a donation to help those in need.  The Honolulu Civil Beat has a list of around a dozen organizations and programs that would greatly appreciate any help.  You can read the article here.  I selected the Honolulu paper as it was local but nearly every major media outlet and platform has a similar list of resources available. Find a group, opportunity or program that speaks to you and help out.

Here’s to seeing you out there,

Shawn Cressler – Web Support. Sharon Lunney – Newsletter Editor.

P.S. Registration for the Grand Concourse ends on the 21st, there’s a link to more details below.  Don’t miss out on good food, a great venue, and a chance to show off your favorite example of fine German engineering.


2023 ARPCA HPDE Track Season

Registration now live at: arpca.motorpsortreg.com and ARPCA’s Track Team is offering the following HPDE weekend (format like prior years – Friday Solo Lapping if eligible, Sat & Sun Instructed HPDE)  Register early to save on top of best prices offered by any club or group!

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, OH – September 15-17.
REGISTRATIONS +200% to LY – SIGN UP TODAY – GARAGES over 50% sold out – all run groups filling fast!

  • Friday – Sept 15 – Solo Lapping* if eligible
  • Sat & Sun – Sept 16-17 – In-car Instructed HPDE
 * A, I, and NOW B Solo Students can be eligible for Friday ASL (Advance Solo Lapping)


Porsche Touring Crew – Atria’s – August 22nd

August will find the touring Crew at Atria’s Restaurant in Peters Township.

The original Atria’s in Mt. Lebanon was founded by Joe Atria and opened in 1930. It began as a grocery store and expanded into a barber shop and dry cleaners. In 1933 prohibition ended and Atria’s began to sell beer. Then offered food for the hungry masses during the depression.

In 1998, Pittsburgh natives Pat and Nancy McDonald transformed the historical Mt Lebanon Landmark into an upscale casual restaurant that serves up American Classics.

We are confident that the “Crew” will have a nice drive as well as a fine meal here on August 22nd.

Mark and Tom

Click here to learn more

Porsche Grand Concourse at Station Square – August 26th

Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America is once again hosting a People’s Choice Car Show and Social at Station Square. This is the ninth year of this Porsche-Only event.

Station Square will close West Station Square Drive for exclusive Porsche parking. The display area will begin in front of the Grand Concourse restaurant (just below the Smithfield Street Bridge) and occupy the street westward toward the Hard Rock Café. Space is limited to 50 vehicles. Security guards will be present to monitor the car display. After perusing through the Porsches, make sure to cast your ballot for your favorite Porsche (other than your own, of course).  The Club social is hosted on the Gandy Dancer patio.  Members will be treated to an extensive lunch buffet featuring Lemon Chicken, Vegetable Ravioli, Martha’s Vineyard Salad, desserts, coffee, and tea.  (Alcoholic drinks are self-pay).  “People’s Choice” trophies will be awarded to the top 3 cars.

Click here to learn more

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – September 7th

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Porsche Pittsburgh
4627 Baum Blvd
Pittsburgh PA 15213

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members. This meeting is being held early due to the upcoming Mid-Ohio Track Week

Contact: president@arpca.com

Porsche at The Lot – September 9th

Start your weekend 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 also offers attractive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus; the adjoining cigar bar features products from Oakmont’s Smoke n’ Guns shop.

The venue has a large parking lot and an outside covered patio that overlooks the parking area. Parking space for Porsches has been reserved along the Allegheny Avenue (Railroad Side) of the restaurant.

Click here to learn more

Image by Erich Wagner

Women of ARPCA – UPDATED – Whiskey Walking Tour – September 20th

5:30 -8:00pm

Love whiskey? Walking? Pittsburgh? Then this sounds like the tour for you! From the mill to the still, whiskey has been a cornerstone in Pittsburgh’s history. Come downtown for our whiskey history tour where you will discover how whiskey has fueled political, labor and social movements throughout the region.

Starting Location – Convention Center Pittsburgh, 1049 Penn Avenue.  (Be prepared for approximately 2 miles of walking.)
Cost – $40 per person, rain or shine unless lightening.  MSR preregistration is required.

Click here to learn more


ARPCA HPDE Gift Certificates

Looking for a perfect experience for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or any occasion? We’ve got you covered with a customizable Gift Certificate!  Pick any amount over $100 and certificate is valid for two years from date-of-issue redeemable for any ARPCA HPDE. Contact John at track@arpca.com for more detail.   Or go to MotorsportReg.com and search “ARPCA Gift”.  Is it a surprise?  We can keep a secret! Certificate will be customized for your specified occasion.


Rundschau Cover Photo Contest
The Rundschau Cover Photo Contest is back!  Submissions must be at least 1 megapixel, well exposed, in focus, and have subject matter related to Porsche, ARPCA or ARPCA Members.  Selected photo will appear on cover of Rundschau. If a child appears in a photograph, permission from the child’s parent to use image must accompany photo.
Send images to editor@arpca.com


Buy, Sell, Trade on  The Mart

Rundschau’s member-only classified ad section, The Mart, is now available under its own tab on ARPCA.com.

To place a listing, send the information, including a 1 megapixel or higher photo of the item to be listed to editor@arpca.com.  The ad will appear in the next issue of Rundschau, but should appear on the website within a week. There will be some lag between notification and de-listing so please notify the editor as soon as an item is no longer for sale. You should also email the editor each month if you wish to have your listing continue.

Currently Available on the Mart: Muffler, with new clamps, should fit any 991 turbo variant. 

Member Image Submissions

Click Here or use the “Member Submissions” link in the menu at the top of the ARPCA  homepage.

There’s a rumor there might be a large multi-day event involving cars in the near future, maybe even some Porsches.  It would be great to have images of ARPCA members enjoying the PVGP. Thank you all in advance!

Image submitted by S Schober – In my RS America on the 31 degree banking at Daytona International Speedway.


Currently image size is limited to 20MB per image. We accept images in tiff, gif, png, jpeg, raw, and esp formats.  Images should be your own original content.  Images currently subject to copyright, or of an inappropriate nature will not be accepted or displayed by the ARPCA.

Our members love fun and new events!  Please ensure all club activities are submitted to editor@arpca.com and events@arpca.com as soon as dates and details are finalized.  To appear in Rundschau timely, details need submitted 45 days prior to 1st calendar date of month desired for publication.   Event notices arriving after will be promoted via webFacebook, and email as available.  Include date, time, a short description of event along with cost, and whether registration is required (a photo would be fantastic too!) with your submission.  We look forward helping you host a fun and successful ARPCA event!

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