Mid April 2024

 

Greetings and Salutations,

Welcome to the start of allergy season for those of you that celebrate… I mean suffer.  You know what else has an adverse reaction to pollen?  Your car’s finish.  Apparently, dry pollen is more or less harmless, unless you attempt to wipe it away with a dry cloth. Dry pollen can act like an abrasive. So, much like the excessive use of facial tissues, wiping pollen away can abrade surfaces. Worse still, once it’s gotten wet, it becomes a caustic paste that can damage your car’s finish. Now, don’t panic. This is not an instant reaction but, left to sit, this paste can and will mar your finish.  What can you do to prevent this? Excellent question, while I was learning about this topic, I quickly discovered that apparently the only real way to protect against pollen is to have your car professionally cleaned.  Unsurprisingly, most of those opinions were provided by car detailing and cleaning companies.  The bottom line is that regular washing will protect your car from the ravages of “seasonal allergies.”

Below you’ll find events for April, May and into June.  There’s also an announcement regarding Der Terf, a new touring event, slated for late June and that’s nothing to sneeze at.  Was that an allergy joke? Yes, yes it was.

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

– ANNOUNCEMENTS –

2024 ARPCA HPDE Track Season REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

** SOLD OUT** 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!

New Policy On Walk-In Attendance At ARPCA Events And Late Charge

We have evolved to a point where most of our functions now provide for advance registration and payment through the Club electronic registration portal, MSR. This has allowed for better planning of our events and for more accurate budgeting for food and Club swag. Nevertheless, we have seen on occasion members or their guests who have not registered in advance but who attend our functions. The Club may or may not recover the registration fee from those members, and this can cause shortage issues with food and swag. In an effort to further bolster our advance MSR registration process for Club functions, which also includes a registration cut-off date, the Club is now going to impose automatic late charges and event fees on any member (including for an unregistered guest) who attends an event without having first registered and paid. ARPCA reserves the right to automatically “Back-Charge” the member’s credit account via MSR to cover the member’s attendance and/or the attendance of the member’s guest. The member will be assessed the full registration fee for the event, PLUS an Administrative Late Fee equal to the lesser of $25 or 30% of the full event charge, per person.  These charges will be processed automatically through MSR, or in the case where the member does not maintain an active MSR account, then via personal check payable to ARPCA within 15 days after the event. Failure to pay may result in the member’s restriction to attend future ARPCA events. Any member who hereafter registers and/or attends Club events acknowledges that s/he understands and agrees to these charges and rules. If a member does not agree to these charges and rules, the member shall not register or attend any events.

The full Official Policy, adopted at our January 11, 2024 Board meeting, is set forth here.

Also, please review the other Club Policies in effect:

  • Non-ARPCA Event Promotion Policy here
  • ARPCA Charitable Contribution Policy here

Der Treff 2024: June 28th-30th
Snowshoe, WV It’s time to register for a weekend getaway with 600 miles of spirited driving and great company. Sights along the way include Glade Creek Mill, New River Gorge & Bridge, and the Green Bank Radio Telescope.  A rain or shine event!

  • There is a Friday afternoon run for those who can be there at 12:30 pm, a full day drive on Saturday and a Sunday morning run.
  • You have your choice of rooms and are first-come, first-serve basis. All lodging, meals and refreshments are at attendee’s expense.
  • Make reservations directly with the resort. Please make them at the following lodges: Rimfire Lodge, Allegheny Springs, Mountain Lodge, Highland House, Seneca or Expedition Station. (https://www.snowshoemtn.com/ ).
  • Snowshoe link also in MSR when registering (https://www.motorsportreg.com/).
  • Advance registration is required thru MSR and the ARPCA cost per attendee is $50.
  • Event registration closes MAY 17th.

Kevin Rhule,
Tourmeister

 

– EVENTS –

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

Our gathering in April is at Treasure House Fashions.   This is a nonprofit quality women’s resale shop, supporting over 60 agencies in the greater Pittsburgh area.  We are asking for a $10 registration fee via MSR, to present to Treasure House as a donation. This is a shopping event; they have a great selection of business, casual, and formal clothing plus sleepwear, shoes, purses, jewelry.   Something for everyone.  Please, do not bring any articles to donate, we are coming to shop.  We will provide light refreshments, come whenever, bring a friend!

Treasure House Fashion
7607 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, 15237

Event: 5:30- 7:30pm

Click here to register at MSR. Registration not required but strongly encouraged

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

Join the Porsche Touring Crew for lunch at Sharky’s Cafe, Latrobe, PA – Steeler training camp’s 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 at the Lot – May 25th

The Lot at Edgewater is a full-service restaurant that offers a wide menu selection including traditional favorites like Belgian waffles, house-cured bacon steak, made-to-order omelets as well as specialties such as avocado toast with pepper jam and a fried egg.

Parking space for Porsches has been reserved along the Allegheny Avenue (Railroad Side) of the restaurant.

There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.  Just show up with your favorite Porsche and share some coffee, breakfast, and camaraderie with your fellow ARPCA members.

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

Women of the ARPCA – Tour of Heinz Chapel – June 8th

Lunch afterwards at the Oaklander Hotel. MSR registration will be required and forthcoming.

 

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – June 13th

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

PerLora Furniture
2220 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Host: Perry Sigesmund

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

 

Events for June/July 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: Simpson Hybrid S Head & Neck Restraint

Member Submissions

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

Image Submitted by T. Linder – “2021 PCA Swap meet / Show in Carlisle 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.

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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