Mid March 2024

Hello esteemed members of the ARPCA,

Beware the Ides of March!  Or you may end up with a salad named after you.  I jest.  The Caesar Salad is absolutely not named after Julius Caesar it’s reportedly named after Caesar Cardini, an Italian chef who owned a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, circa 1920’s.

If you fancy Caesar Salad or maybe just the company of some of your favorite ARPCA friends you will find some helpful information below. Admittedly, that is one of the weakest segue ways I have ever written, easily the cheesiest.  They can’t all be gems.  However, if you join the PTC in May the Iron Bridge does absolutely have a Caesar Salad on the menu.

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!

Meet our Member:  Scott Holquist

1. What was the make and model of your first car?

1982 Audi Coupe

2. Tell us your life story in exactly one sentence.

Work hard, and enjoy family

3. What is your dream Porsche car? What color?

GT4RS, silver

4. If your life was a song, what song would it be and why?

Led Zeppelin, Over the Hills and Far Away

5. You’re buying a Porsche, are you looking for an automatic/PDK or manual transmission?

Manual

6. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Avid MTB rider, trail maintenance, wolf dog human

7. What is your favorite movie or television car?

Steve McQueen 1968 Mustang Bullitt GT,

8. You’re taking your Porsche on a road trip, where is your ideal destination?

Nuremberg Ring

9.What celebrity or famous person would you like to take with you on that road trip and why?

I’d take my bride.

10. What is your motto in life?

Pedal, damnit!

And now for our fun question: Name the top five things you would take with you during a zombie apocalypse.

  1. Bride!
  2. Dog
  3. SIG 226 9MM + DD AR-15
  4. 4WD
  5. BOURBON
I Before e Except After c, Except… Continues to be Unconquered!

Attention ARPCA’s resident rhetoricians, glottologists, and lexicographers:  I regret to inform you that the grammar contest on page 20 of Rundschau has still not produced a champion! I suggest you take up your red pens and hunt down any offending comma splices, incomplete sentences and rogue sentence fragments with the zeal of true grammarians!

– EVENTS –

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 – 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

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – May 9th 2024

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

Lucky Sign Spirits
50 Oak Road
Gibsonia PA, 15044

Host: Christian Kahle

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

Women of ARPCA – Wine Tasting at SPiLL the Wine Bar – May 15th

SPiLL the Wine Bar, located on Liberty Avenue. The Wine Bar is a wine connoisseur’s paradise right here in Pittsburgh, PA. They offer a wonderful selection of flavorful white and red wines, all available for tastings and purchase by the glass, bottle, or case. “You will never leave with a wine you don’t love, because we encourage you to do a tasting before you take it home.”  We will provide heavy appetizers. Tastings are offered free of charge; wine by the glass, bottle or case will be your expense.

MSR registration will be required and forthcoming.

 

Porsche Touring Crew – Iron Bridge Inn – May 28th

This May the Porsche Touring Crew heading north to Mercer, PA. For the first time ever we will lunch at the Iron Bridge Inn, one of eight Springfield restaurant locations.

Sign up early if you plan to attend this lunch. Due to the size of the restaurant, we have a firm limit of 26 for lunch. Additionally, with restrictions they impose, we are going to order on arrival from a limited lunch menu. The details are yet to be worked out on the menu and it depends on what is on the spring lunch menu. We do expect to have offerings of beef, fish, and salad(s). They do not allow separate checks for larger groups, so we will be charging $25.00 when registering.  The charge covers the meal, gratuity, and tax and includes a non-alcoholic drink. They will have an open cash bar. We will be passing the “oil can” to collect a contribution to support our 2024 charity, Tunnel2Towers Foundation.

Click here to learn more

Events for June 2024 

– 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: 4 Pirelli P Zero OEM Tires.

Member Submissions

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

Image Submitted by Submitted  by M. Rytel – Pictured is my 1988 944 Turbo parked in Shadyside after a nice evening tour around the city. The Cathedral of Learning looms in the background as the sun begins to set.

 

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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