Early March 2024

Greetings esteemed members of the ARPCA,

March is upon us. Fear not, I am not about to make a series of bad puns about the Ides of March.  I’ll save that for the mid-March newsletter which is only appropriate.

Instead, I wanted to revisit a newsletter topic from way back in March 2022, so long ago, simpler times.  March madness is upon us again.  For those of you about to engage in the practice of bracketology the NCAA has some dispiriting news.

If create your bracket by guess or random means like a coin flip your odds are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (9.2 sextillion.)

If you happen to know a little about college basket ball your odds in crease to 1 in 120,200,000,000. (120.2 billion)

To put the previous in perspective your odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 292,200,000 or being struck by a meteorite in your lifetime is 1 in 840,000,000.  If you’re looking to gamble maybe stick to blackjack where the odd of being dealt 21 are approximately 1 in every 20 hands.

What’s not a gamble though? ARPCA Events are a sure bet! The High Performance Driver Education season has been set and registration is open.  The All Member dinner is fast approaching.  The Women of ARPCA have plans to socialize and to shop for a good cause.  The Porsche Touring Crew has an April event at an excellent local eatery.  See details below.

Best Regards,

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

– ANNOUNCEMENTS –

2024 ARPCA HPDE Track Season REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

July 12th – 14th, 2024 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex

  • Driver Registration Sat/Sun: $600
  • Instructor Sat/Sun: $100
  • Advance Solo Lapping Friday: $275
    • (approval required – MUST include Sat/Sun registration)

September 13th– 15th, 2024 – Mid Ohio Sports Car Course

  • Driver Registration Sat/Sun: $450
    • Register on/before May 31, 2024 save $50
  • Instructor Sat/Sun: $100 (driving)
  • Friday Lapping Day: $225
    • (approval required – MUST include Sat/Sun registration)  ​
    • Register on/before May 31, 2024 save $25
  • Garages: $150 pull-thru, $200 non-pull-thru (closed end)

ARPCA 2024 track season is racing towards us registration is now live at: arpca.motorpsortreg.com.  The Track Team is offering of 2 full HPDE weekends (format like prior years – Friday Solo Lapping if eligible, Sat & Sun Instructed HPDE) at two of our favorite tracks in July and September!

Register today for some best prices offered by any club or group!

– EVENTS –

Women of ARPCA – 3rd Annual Meet & Greet – Wednesday, March 13th

K.C. Kowalyk, owner of Sewickley Porsche, has offered to host our gathering at Sewickley Porsche, including providing heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.   On hand and taking questions will be representatives from the service, sales and technical departments.   This is a great opportunity to meet other women of ARPCA, and ask questions of knowledgeable Sewickley Porsche personnel about all matters Porsche related.

There is no cost to this event, but we do ask you to RSVP to women@arpca.com.

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – Thursday, March 14th

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

Rosedale Technical College
215 Beecham Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Host: Kim Bell

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

ARPCA – All Member Dinner – Friday, March 22nd

This year’s All Member dinner will be held at the prestigious Edgewood Country Club in Churchill. Edgewood’s clubhouse and manicured grounds are a perfect backdrop for this year’s All Member Dinner. Come out and enjoy the camaraderie of this wonderful Porsche Club tradition!

Show-n-Shine in the parking lot before dinner (Weather Permitting)

If you are a new 2023 member, please watch your email for special instructions to claim your FREE dinner!

Cost: $65 per person – (plus cash bar)

Click here to learn more

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – Thursday, April 11th

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

ExotiCars
100 North Meadow Dr.
Wexford, PA 15090

Host: David Ley

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

Women of ARPCA – Treasure House Shopping Trip – April 17th

Postponed last year due to roof issues, they are thrilled that we have rescheduled.  This is an opportunity to shop for a good cause.  Treasure House is a nonprofit quality women’s resale shop, supporting over 60 agencies in the greater Pittsburgh area.  We will provide light refreshments.

There is minimal cost to this event, which will be presented as a donation to Treasure House.

Registration link via MSR will be forthcoming

Porsche Touring Crew – Sharky’s Cafe – April 23rd

Join the Porsche Touring Crew for lunch at Sharky’s Cafe, Latrobe, PA – Steeler training camps favorite venue. Those attending may want to continue after lunch to drive some of the back roads of western PA.

The Porsche Touring Crew is an ARPCA social group, and is open to both ARPCA members and guests. In keeping with our goal raising money for charity we will be passing the oil can to collect a voluntary cash contribution to this year’s charity Tunnel2Towers Foundation

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: 2010 C4S Stock exhaust

Member Submissions

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

Image Submitted by R. Gross – “Porsche Acceleration – Like Butter! Carrera Cafe – Porsche Driving Center, ATL”   This image is also currently featured on ARPCA.com, it’s a personal favorite.

 

 

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.

How to Submit Events:
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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