RECAP PTC Angelo’s

 

PTC’s Early Washington Election:
Good Food Seasoned with Jazz History 

Shown above are some of the 30 ARPCA members who registered for the Porsche Touring Crew’s August 23rd outing to Angelo’s Restaurant in Washington, PA.

After the group feasted on Angelo’s turkey panini, homemade lasagna and death-by-chocolate gelato, PTCr’s took a few minutes to admire Mark Frumkin’s 2013 Mahogany Metallic Boxster which, of course, stopped traffic in front of the restaurant.  Mark recently acquired the immaculate, heavily-optioned 6-speed S-variant.

Michael Passalacqua,  Angelo’s current (and third generation) owner, is himself a “recovering” vintage and sports car fanatic, and was thrilled to have 20 P-Cars adorning the front lot of his eatery!  Michael and his staff made good on their promise to take particularly good care of the PTC caravan and their vehicles.

In addition to good food and conversation, the event featured Bob Stark, a multi-instrumentalist, jazz history aficionado and Washington Jazz Society board member, as a guest speaker.  Stark took the group on an informative trip through the social conditions and historical events that shaped the Pittsburgh Region into major incubator for jazz talent.  His passion for the music was obvious as he recounted anecdotes about Pittsburghers Billy Strayhorn, Errol Garner, Art Blakey, Mary Lou Williams, George Benson, and others.

The Porsche Touring Crew is a social group open to all ARPCA members and their guests.  PTC’s next event is a September 27 luncheon at Wooden Angel in Beaver, PA. that features a wide variety of Italian and American favorites, as well as an extensive selection of wines. Reservations are required and can be made at MotorsportReg.com.

RECAP PTC Baja Grill

Several ARPCA members managed to avoid a case of “Porschephile separation anxiety” (commonly diagnosed immediately following the PVGP) by attending the July 26 Porsche Touring Crew luncheon at the Baja Bar and Grill at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club.  Good conversation, good food and a sunny view of the Allegheny were enjoyed by all.  PTC’s calendar of free luncheon events is in full swing, with the next one scheduled for September 26 at Beaver PA’s Wooden Angle restaurant.  Register today at MotorsportReg.com!

RECAP PTC Hotel Saxonburg luncheon

On May 24 the Porsche Touring Crew kicked off its Summer driving schedule with a luncheon cruise to the historic Saxonburg Hotel. Almost 40 ARPCA members and guests signed up for the event, some of whom are pictured ogling Dan and Janice Cooleys’ beautiful 2017 Racing Yellow 4S.  The next PTC event is set to celebrate the Steelers’ return to St. Vincent’s Training Camp; on June 28th  the group will land at Latrobe’s Sharkey’s Café, a favorite team hangout during training season.  Sign-ups can be completed at Motorsportreg.com Read more

RECAP PTC Napoli’s Restaurant luncheon

Shown are several members of ARPCA’s Porsche Touring Crew, part of a larger group that attended PTC’s 2022 kickoff luncheon at Napoli’s Restaurant on April 26.  The Touring Crew has announced a full schedule of calendar year events, with the next lunch-and-drive slotted for the Saxonburg Hotel and Museum, May 23.  All PTC events are free and open to all ARPCA members and their guests, with registration available on Motorsportreg.com.

RECAP PTC Wooden Angel Follow Up

On September 27th 27 members and 2 additional guests of the ARPCA Porsche touring crew descended on The Wooden Angel Restaurant in Beaver, PA. At 11:00 in the morning members started to arrive to display their Porsches and to spend time talking cars. We had cars ranging from an 80’s 944, to a Diesel Cayenne to a new 2022 GT3. After the initial car talk around the cars we heading into the restaurant for a delicious lunch at this historic landmark restaurant in Beaver and dining fun cellar room.  It was easy to tell that all were having a great time judging by the volume of conversations heard around the room.

If you have not already done so, put our next lunch October 25th, at the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, PA. with its wonderful view of the Allegheny River.  This event should be memorable for the fall colors and fun to drive back roads adding to the always fun gathering of the Allegheny Region.

Wrap Up For Zelienople PTC 2021

PTC Celebrates Holidays
At Zelienople’s Log Cabin

Porsche Touring Crew regular John Vecchi and new member Karin Dalton recently honored PTC by announcing their engagement at PTC’s final event of 2021 at Zelienople’s Log Cabin Inn. The weather was chilly, but Karin was welcomed warmly with a great lunch and a round of congratulations and Holiday conversation.

Afterward, the happy couple took a few minutes to huddle around Johann Collins’ beautiful 2007 911 4S.  Johann is also a new member, and his recently-acquired manual coupe is reportedly the only paint-to-sample pastel yellow 997 in the North America!

Congrats to John and Karin – and Johann!

Wrap Up for Nevillewood PTC Event 2021

Some of the 24 Porsche Touring Crew members who attended the Crew’s September 28 drive and dine, cluster around Dan and Janice Cooley’s ‘17 twin turbocharged 4S. The event featured a return trip to the prestigious Club at Nevillewood, with lunch served on a patio perched above the Club’s Nicklaus-designed 18th fairway.  A PTC Fall drive luncheon, now open for registration at MotorsportReg.com. is coming up October 26. Read more

Wrap UP for PTC 2021 Jean Bonnet

Some of the more than 30 Porsche Touring Crew attendees gather under Jean Bonnet Tavern’s sun-speckled “Marriage Tree” after lunch in the inn’s rustic dining room.  The stately oak has served as the backdrop for countless marriage proposals and wedding group photographs.  PTC’s next stop: lunch on  Nevillewood Country Club’s picturesque patio, September 28.  All ARPCA members and their guests are welcome to attend by registering on Motorsportreg.com.

 

 

 

In this photo Don and Carolyn Berry had just arrived at the August 24 PTC luncheon at Bedford’s Jean Bonnet Tavern. Posing with them in this “three-shot,” and dressed in its bamboo metallic coat, is their beautiful 1989 2.7L 8-valve 944.  The Porsche Touring Crew is an informal ARPCA luncheon group whose menu regularly includes friendship and stimulating conversation. All ARPCA members and guests are welcome to join.

Wrap UP for PTC DeNunzio 2021

A gallery of Porsche Touring Crew members (and golfing wannabee’s) cozy-up to one of the sport’s icons at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  Twenty-four PTCr’s had just kicked-off their 2021 season with a PTC luncheon get–together at DeNunzio’s restaurant, located inside the airport terminal in Latrobe.  PTC is an ARPCA social group, with club members and their guests always welcome to join.  (Pictured left-to-right:) Mark Frumkin, Jay Thompson, Tim Gustafson, Mary Lou and Fred Yagulli and Rob Kaminski.)