Mid December 2023

 

Greetings and Salutations,

Well, you won’t hear from us again until next year! Classic Dad joke – I couldn’t resist.   I would like to offer a special thanks to ARPCA member D. Mallin for putting this idea in my head with his image submission.

At some point Winter will arrive in earnest and with it the enemy of all vehicles, road salt.  You’ll find yourself needing to store your Porsche for at least a little while.

I’ve reviewed a few lists (pca.org, porsche.com, flatsixes) here’s a few tips that come up on multiple lists.

  1. Add a fuel stabilizer to your gas tank.
  2. Employ a battery tender (the Porsche Charge-0-mat was recommended by a member, thank you!)
  3. Wash and detail your car.
  4. Cover your vehicle.
  5. Rodent proof the area/storage space.
  6. Cover or block your exhaust (dryer sheets are suggested as they apparently act as a rodent repellent.)

Flatsixes.com also suggests “Play racing games, drive simulators and wait for the snow to melt and the salt to get washed away so you can prepare to drive your Porsche again in the Spring.” More practically they also suggest notifying your insurance carrier that your vehicle has gone into storage.

I hope you all have a warm, safe, and happy holiday season.  See you next year!

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

– ANNOUNCEMENTS –

2024-2025 ARPCA Officer Elections – Voting Now Open Until 12/31/23

By: Rob Windsor (Nominating Committee chair); Scott Ischler, Linda Scanlon and Frank Bresz (Nominating Committee)

ARPCA’s Nominating Committee, comprised of Scott Ischler, Linda Scanlon, and Frank Bresz, after careful consideration and vetting, have provided the following candidates for ARPCA’s 2024 – 2025 Executive Council.  We are pleased to present these distinguished club members as candidate for each position and wish to thank them for volunteering their time and dedication, if re-elected, to serve as our club leaders:

  • President         – Gus Vasilakis (Member Since 2009)
  • Vice President – Drake Core (1994)
  • Treasurer        – Tom Uehling (2015)
  • Secretary         – Tim Gustafson (2018)

Voting is now open and will remain so thru December 31, 2023 – 11:59PM.  Results will be published after the election concludes.

We wish each candidate best of luck as Executive Council member and for entrusting the Nominating Committee with this important task.  Cheers to 2023 and in support of our distinguished ARPCA leaders!

Click Here to Vote (after Reviewing Each Bio) – ARPCA 2024 and 2025 Officer Election Survey

– EVENTS –

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – Thursday, January 11th

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

Blackout Tinting
4361 Gibsonia Road
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania 15044

Host: Luke Crawford

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – Thursday, February 8th

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

Murphy Business and Financial Corporation
125 Technology Dr Suite 031
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Host: David Schloss

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

 

Mid Winter Party – Saturday, February 10th

Time 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Blackout Tinting
4361 Gibsonia Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

MSR Link and more information to come!

 

Porsche Touring Crew – Angelo’s – Tuesday, February 27th

The Porsche Touring Crew (PTC) starts the 2024 Tuesday lunch season with our mid-winter lunch.  The diehard Porsche fans with sports cars and those with SUV’s will be able to take their cars out, or bring whatever you want, as we begin the year with a return to Angelo’s restaurant in Washington PA.  Many of the PTC members will remember the memorable lunch we had at Angelo’s in 2022.  This well-known and highly recommended restaurant  has been a fixture in Washington since its founding in 1939 on Chestnut Street.  It has moved out of town to a shopping district, but is still owned by the same family.  Put February 27th on your calendar and join us at noon for lunch.  If you can’t make that date check the calendar for locations starting in April for PTC lunches on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Click here to learn more

 – INFORMATION –

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: Porsche 18” chrome wheels

Member Submissions

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

Image Submitted by D. Mallin – “It was a beautiful day on Friday, and I took my Boxster for a drive before bringing her to a storage unit. Thought the photo might fitting for any discussions of storing cars for the winter. It’s a 2011 987.2 Boxster Base.”

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.

Attention:
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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