Allegheny Region PCA Announces 2022 High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Events

Are you ready to think about the 2022 track season?

ARPCA will be conducting three HPDE events in 2022. Two of them are at our “home track”, Pitt Race, and one will be at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. All three of the events will provide you the opportunity to drive your own car on a fun and challenging racing circuit in a safe and controlled manner accompanied by a ARPCA-approved driving instructor”.

  • Pitt Race (PA) Jul 29 – 31, 2022 (Friday: Advanced Solo Lapping, Sat/Sun: HPDE)
  • Mid Ohio (OH) Sep 16 – 18, 2022 (Friday: Advanced Solo Lapping, Sat/Sun: HPDE)
  • Pitt Race (PA) Oct 28 – 30, 2022 (Friday: Advanced Solo Lapping, Sat/Sun: HPDE)
  • Final Pitt Race HPDE of 2022 – Oct 28 – 30 
    • Refer a friend – Earn a $100 Credit for any 2023 ARPCA HPDE (2 Max)

All three events are open at ARPCA MotorSportReg

Contact the  ARPCA Track Chairs track@arpca.com  or Dave Palmer, ARPCA Chief Driving Instructor at  chief.instructor@arpca.com   with questions.

We look forward to sharing the track with you at any or all of our HPDEs!

PVGP 2022- Marque Of the Year Commemorative Watch – Available

This year PORSCHE will be honored as Marque of the Year at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. In recognition of this, your officers have designed a commemorative watch. We present to you a classic Bulova dress watch redefined as the 2022 ARPCA PVGP wrist watch. On the face, the logo of your club and on the back is engraved 2022 PVGP Marque of the year PORSCHE, Commemorating the 40th annual Pittsburgh Grand Prix and honoring The Allegheny Region PCA.

Featuring a two tone stainless steel case and bracelet with a silver and white dial and a calendar at the 6 o’clock position, a domed mineral crystal and deployment clasp closure, this watch is the quintessential piece for your day or evening wardrobe.

Specs:

  • 40mm case for comfortable fit.
  • Quartz movement, 4 year warranty! Achieving accuracy to 15 seconds a month
  • Crystal: Dome shaped and angled at the bezel, Mineral Crystal is impact and shatter resistant.
  • Bracelet: two-tone Stainless Steel with deployment clasp
  • Slim movement with calendar
  • Water resistant to 30 meters

Snap up this incredible custom time piece for $325

Contact Mark Frumkin (frumkin@ptd.net) for ordering information

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PVGP 2022 Registration is Live

Plan to attend the 40th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix with ARPCA.  Porsche is this year’s Marque of the Year.  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 proceeds donated through the PVGP charity to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. Click Here to Learn More

Upcoming Events

 

PVGP Black Tie and Tailpipes – Event Discount Opportunity

 

Friday, July 15th, 2022 – From PVGP.org “Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charity partners.

Our 2021 Gala at Valley Brook Country Club in Canonsburg was fabulous in every way. Bobby Rahal Auto Group was the title sponsor and Bobby himself attended and auctioned a special Indy 500 trip for our charities. Rahal is back as our sponsor again this year and we’re thrilled!”

Martina Hann has agreed to coordinate registration for our club.  The normal price per ticket is $295, but a full table of eight is $1995. ($250 per ticket)   Martina will consolidate registrants to form eight-person groupings to take advantage of this discount. 

Anyone interested in the discounted rate should contact Martina: mchmouse64@gmail.com
Information about the Black Tie is found at:  https://pvgp.org/events/blacktie-tailpipes-gala/

ARPCA “Taste of the Track” and Dinner – July 3oth, 2022 – Registration Open

Do you want to drive your car on a road racing track?

  • Ever wonder what it would be like to drive your car in a safe controlled environment on a racetrack?
  • Want to find out what goes on at ARPCA High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events?
  • Not sure you want to make the commitment to a full two-day event?
  • Want to learn more about HPDE events in a no-stress atmosphere at a nominal fee?
  • Want to have a fun, social evening with dinner included while you get to know the ARPCA HPDE track drivers?

Then this event is for you!

Click Here to Learn More

Image courtesy of ARPCA member D Tenison

Holiday Happenings – Super Shopping in Downtown Pittsburgh – December 7th

Multiple boutiques have agreed to remain open until 7pm., plus the Winter Wonderland Holiday Shoppes in Market Square will be open.  Our special boutiques include:

  • Whimsical Wardrobe – located in Ensemble of Fifth (home to 15+ vendors)- 230 Fifth Avenue
  • Boutique La Passerelle – 417 Wood Street
  • Fresh Nostalgia – Roosevelt Bldg, 143 Sixth Street
  • 306 Forbes Boutique – 306 Forbes Avenue
  • Environs Boutique – 440 Market Square

Gather afterwards at Revel & Roost (226 Forbes Avenue) for refreshments and to show off your finds!  We suggest parking at Market Square Garage, 228 Forbes Avenue.

This is an open event, no need to register.  Feel free to bring a friend!  If you think you might be interested in joining us, send an email to women@arpca.com so we can reserve seats at the restaurant.

An updated list of participating boutiques will be sent prior to the event.

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – December 8th

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

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

Sewickley Porsche
526 Ohio River Blvd
Sewickley, PA  15143

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – January 12th

Thursday, January 12th, 2022

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

Deutsche Rennsport
1301 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15206

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

Mid-Winter Party – February 4th

Shake off those winter blues and cabin fever at the ARPCA Mid-Winter Party.

Luke Crawford, General Manager of North Pittsburgh Blackout Tinting is opening up his expansive automotive shop to host this year’s event.

Numerous automotive exhibits will help to satiate your inner gear-head and give hope that fair-weather driving is just around the bend.

Come join us for hors d’oeuvres, pizza pies, salads, wine, beer, soft drinks, and all the P-car yarns you can swallow. Read more

RECAP PTC Allegheny Grille Follow Up

Porsches on the Porch – On October 25, 25 plus Porsche Touring Crew members took advantage of the 70 degree-plus temperature and one of the most colorful leaf seasons in decades to head to the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, PA.  Read more