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

Porsche at the Lot – June 22nd

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 – Ryan’s Creek House – June 25th

Our June lunch will be a 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.

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ARPCA Der Treff – June 28th – 30th

Snowshoe, WV

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.

Our weekend schedule to give you an overview includes:

  • Friday: 1PM Depart – 3 hours
  • Saturday: 8:15am Depart – 6.5 hours round-trip drive (not including stops & lunch)
  • Sunday: 8:30 am Depart – 3.5 hours

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

It will be here before you know it!  Saturday, July 13, 2024. Something different this year for our ARPCA PVGP Tour!

  • 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.

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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.

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 – 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.   Read more