Mid October 2023


Hello Esteemed Members of the ARPCA,

I was hoping to keep up the Halloween theme with this newsletter.  Unfortunately, searching for haunted car stories yielded a lot of James Dean lore, which is brand appropriate to be sure. I also found a handful of stories that were not nearly the spooky fun I was hoping for.  I did see a post regarding the first self-driving car produced by Detroit was apparently a red Plymouth Fury at least according to Stephen King. Also, oddly appropriate geographically for us as the novel is set in a fictional town between Monroeville and Pittsburgh.

What follows is a list of upcoming ARPCA events that are not spooky or scary in manner.  The Women of ARPCA’s Diamonds Direct event, slated for November 8th, has expanded to include a raffle and an outdoor cigar bar.  There’s a chance to enjoy the local sights on the Der Herbstfahrt 300 as the driving season draws to a close.  The ARPCA Holiday Party at The Grand Concourse has been announced, a favorite tradition for all.

Links and details below.

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


Der Herbstfahrt 300 – October 21st

You’ll enjoy the day-long 300-mile driving route as you pass through rural Somerset County, the Laurel Highlands, crossing into West Virginia and onto the twisties of the upper West Virginia leg of the Dragon Highway. Lunch will be en route at the Fox’s Pizza Den in Fairmont, continuing the trek north through the Wheeling/Steubenville steel country and peak season fall foliage.  Our route will conclude in the town of Beaver for libations and dinner at the Wooden Angel Restaurant.  The Wooden Angel is well known for its excellent wines, flatbreads, surf-n-turf, and lamb.   And of course, we’ll have an area for a Porsche car display!

This is a Porsche Club Event: PORSCHES ONLY

The driver safety meeting starts at 8:00 AM, first cars off at 8:15 AM.

Starting Point: AtHome parking lot:  720 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Click here to learn more

Porsche Touring Crew – October 24th

Franco’s, a hometown favorite here in McMurray, is a family owned and operated restaurant which takes pride in its Fine Italian Cuisine. Franco’s has been in the food business for over 25 years, and uniting people at the dining table for over 20.

The Touring Crew will be the first patrons to have lunch here in many years and we give Joe and Gina Damico a big thank you for that.

We will be arriving an hour later than usual for a 1 o’clock lunch at the convenience of the restaurant. Hope to see all our Porsche minded friends at this most special luncheon!!

Mark and Tom

Click here to register on MSR

Women of ARPCA – Diamonds Direct – All  Member Event – November 8th UPDATED

It will be an evening filled with fun and surprises! The Women of ARPCA will be hosting a cocktail event in conjunction with Diamonds Direct.  There will be snacks and adult beverages to enjoy while socializing among some serious sparkle.  For the first time ever, Diamonds Direct will be showcasing a selection of new and preowned watches for purchase! If there is a specific watch, you have been searching for they may have it in their vast inventory.

Diamonds Direct will also be offering special pricing to ARPCA members for the evening.  Additional jewelry inventory and designers will be on hand.  Their knowledgeable staff will be there to help with purchases or to create the ultimate holiday wish lists.

Diamonds Direct will be raffling a piece of jewelry specifically selected for ARPCA members.  Everyone in attendance will be entered to win and the winner must be present.  Cigarro will also be on hand selling premium cigars and raffling tickets to win a package with a minimum $500 value.  Weather permitting, there will be a cigar lounge set up outdoors.

Tickets are just $20 per person and limited to 60.  All proceeds will benefit the scholarship program at Rosedale Technical College.

Click her to Learn More

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – November 9th

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

Pete’s European Techniques
711 Bairdford Rd
Gibsonia, PA 15044

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

ARPCA – Holiday Party 2023 – November 18th

Occupying the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Station, the Grand Concourse represents an unmatched dining experience and a historical excursion. Constructed in 1901 and still possessing the original look, the station’s accents of brass, marble, and mahogany create Pittsburgh’s most unique dining experience all under the splendor of the majestic stained-glass cathedral roof.

Welcome the holiday season with our Porsche family in the Main Dining Room of the historic Grand Concourse restaurant on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

There will be a sit-down dinner with a choice of five entrees including Filet Mignon, Salmon Rockefeller, Chicken Milano, Vegetarian Ravioli, or Vegan Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Rice.

Appetizers, Martha’s Vineyard Salad, Key Lime Pie, coffee, tea, and iced tea are included.

A private full-service cash bar is available for alcoholic beverages.

Registration Deadline: Thursday Nov 16th, 11:59 PM – $48 per person

Click here to learn more



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



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.


Buy, Sell, Trade on  The MartRundschau’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: Porsche 20″ Taycan Sport Aero Wheels 

Member 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 R Zapko – “2002 911 Targa in October (Independence twp, PA)”

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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