Early June 2024

 

Greeting and Salutations,

June is here and it brings with it some amazing driving weather.  However, June unlike May, is not known for its flowers, but the pernicious reemergence of orange barrels. The highway’s equivalent of cicadas. This year it appears we are on track for a record bloom of barrels with a total of 58 projects bid for this year according to PennDOT in an article with KDKA.

If only there was some way for Porsche drivers to avoid these impediments to driving joy. Oh wait, there are! Places free from orange barrels! The dream is real!  Don’t believe me? See below there’s information about and links to Der Treff, the ARPCA Driving Tour! Track ‘n Tour Party, and the PVGP! Locations and events replete with fun and a dearth of barrels, lane closures, and merge points.

Best Regards,

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 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 the ARPCA – Tour of Heinz Chapel – June 8th

We have finalized arrangements with The Oaklander Hotel.  Lunch will be offered from the Breakfast or Brunch menu and includes non-alcoholic beverages, tax & gratuity.  We do have to prepay for the Heinz Tour, so we will have a firm deadline of Wednesday, June 5, 2024 for registration. 

 Click here to learn more

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – June 13th

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

PerLora Furniture
2837 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Host: Perry Sigesmund. The parking lot behind the store has been reserved for attendees.

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

Porsche at the Lot – June 22nd
Start your weekend in style at the Lot at Edgewater.  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.Parking space for Porsches has been reserved along the Allegheny Avenue (Railroad Side) of the restaurant.

Click here to learn more

 

Porsche Touring Crew – Ryan’s Creek House – June 25th

Our June lunch will be at Ryan’s Creek House in Ford City, PA. In keeping with our goal of having wonderful food and time shared with our fellow Porsche club friends, we continue to return to some favorite locations and exploring some first time locations.  This month’s location was provided by a fellow PTC member.

Ryan’s Creek House is located minutes from Crooked Creek State Park and both can be accessed by some good roads to exercise your car.  Ryan’s Creek house is known for the beautiful wood interior, craft beer and wine, and fresh homemade food.

Click here to learn more

ARPCA Der Treff – June 28th to June 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

 Click here to learn more

Something Quite Different for the 2024 ARPCA Driving Tour! Track ‘n Tour Party – July 13th 

It will be here before you know it!

  • Have you ever had your car on the track?
  • Have you ever had Great BBQ (and a cold one) after a long afternoon of driving?
  • We are having the tour early this year and will join the HPDE group already at Pitt Race.
  • Well, then come with us and tour Western PA with a bit of Ohio. After driving some back roads, we finally reach our destination, Pitt Race, our tour group will run a couple of laps on the track (behind the safety car) and then into the car corral for showcasing our beauties to chow down on a BBQ Dinner.
  • This is expected to be the biggest ARPCA participation event of the year with the BBQ, HPDE and Tour, all together at the same time. Tour cost is $45 per person and includes the BBQ, if your spouse and/or family wants to attend at the track, the BBQ is only $35 per person.

Click here to learn more

Porsche at the Lot – July 20th

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.

Click here to learn more

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – June 21st to August 4th

Plan to attend the 42nd annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix with ARPCA.  Join hundreds of your fellow club members, guests from other regions, and friends as we gather on “Porsche Field” in Schenley Park to enjoy fine automotive culture, vintage races and the camaraderie that defines PVGP weekend.  The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is our club’s largest fundraiser of the year with a portion of net proceeds donated through the PVGP charity to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Valley School, and other ARPCA – approved nonprofit organizations.

Click here to learn more (There is a grid with links to PVGP and ARPCA events at the bottom of the page)

Porsche Touring Crew – Sewickley Heights Country Club – July 23rd

The ARPCA Porsche Touring Crew goes to another Country Club. This time to the Sewickley Heights Country Club in Sewickley Pennsylvania.  We thank the club for hosting our July PTC lunch.  This country club boasts a top-level golf course and a clubhouse that is recognized as a top location for hosting social events, meetings, and banquets. We will have reserved parking and a private dining area perfect for sharing the meal.  The clubhouse chef is putting together a special lunch menu with a good selection of items to suit any taste.

Click here to learn more

Events for  – August 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: Tequipment all-weather floor mats

Member Submissions

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

Image Submitted by N. Childs – My Rides

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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