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)

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

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Women of ARPCA – Narcisi Winery – Wine Tasting and Dinner – September 14th

Narcisi Winery – Wine Tasting and Dinner.

This event was so much fun last year, we’re going to do it again!

Wine – Wine Tasting with Roberto Smiraglio, Director of Operations. 5:00-6:00pm.  “The tasting explores six of our most dynamic wines — the grapes, the overall characteristics, and the aromatics of the wine. During the tasting we also explain how to swirl, smell, and sip — you get the full wine tasting experience.”

Maximum of 30 attendees.

Dine – Reserved outdoor pavilion, delicious buffet.  Additional alcohol is NOT included and on your tab.

Cost is $72 per person, payable in advance and not refundable. Read more

Pistons in the Park Car Show & Cruise – September 10th

From facebook.com The 3rd Annual Pistons in the Park Cruise-In & Car Show which happens on the Northside of Pittsburgh in Allegheny Commons Park West on W Ohio Street and Ridge Ave. Cruise in to enjoy some car clubs, vendors and food trucks. Be one of the first 100 cars to cruise-in and receive a FREE dash plaque and t-shirt courtesy of our sponsors Misfit Autowerks, Distinct Automotive Appearance and Drive Magazine.
**NEW for this year is attendees’ chance to win one of ten custom made trophies from Skeptic Innovations! There is NO FEE to register for a chance to win.

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Porsches at Station Square – August 27th

Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America is once again hosting a People’s Choice Concourse, Car Show, and Social at Station Square. This is the eighth year for this fantastic event.

Station Square will close West Station Square Drive for exclusive Porsche parking. The display area will begin in front of the Grand Concourse restaurant (just below the Smithfield Street Bridge) and occupy the street westward toward the Hard Rock Cafe. Space is limited to 50 vehicles. Security guards will be present to monitor the car display.  After perusing through the Porsches, make sure to cast your ballot for your favorite Porsche (other than your own, of course).  The Club will dine on the Gandy Dancer patio for a Happy Hour social gathering including a buffet of heavy hors-d’oeuvres.  (Alcoholic drinks are self-pay).  “People’s Choice” trophies will be awarded for the top 3 cars.

For those who would like to stay for dinner following the Gandy Dancer social, The Grand Concourse will validate 2 hours of free parking in the secure valet lot – PIY (Park-It-Yourself) too!

All vehicles MUST PRE-REGISTER Read more

Porsche Touring Crew – August 23rd

PTC Treks South in August
For Superb Regional Italian Cuisine

ARPCA’s Porsche Touring Crew – for the most part, a gaggle of good-humored malcontents and aging contrarians — always seems to be doing things “their own way.” And PTC is adding to that reputation with a mid-Summer quest for the best Italian eatery in the area.

The Crew has announced plans to re-convene August 23rd for an excursion to Angelo’s (www.angelosrestaurant.com), a third-generation Washington County eatery with a widespread reputation for excellence and innovative, as well as quality.  It all started back in 1939 with Angelo and Giacomina Passalacqua opened a small neighbor tavern in Washington.  They soon started serving real Italian spaghetti and fresh bread to local workers and travelers, and christened their shop (what else?) The West Chestnut Spaghetti Inn! Read more

ARPCA Cars ‘n Carl’s – August 14th

Sunday, August 14th  –  Noon to 4:00

This event is for the guy or girl who wants great food, super friends, and a cool Porsche car show.  Cars ‘n Carl’s (say that 3 times fast) is sure to be one of the spiciest events of the summer! Carl’s Tavern has been feeding Pittsburgh since 1953.  Carl’s introduced the Car Burger and Pittsburgh’s one-of-a-kind fish sandwich 69 years ago and has served over 1 million meals to their Pittsburgh community.  Carl’s Tavern is a Pittsburgh Landmark with the tradition of this family business starting in 1933. Read more

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Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee – August 13th

Pittsburgh Cars ‘N’ Coffee (PGHCNC) will welcome ARPCA as Porsche will be the featured vehicle for the August 13th meet.  The main parking area will be completely reserved for Porsche-only vehicles.  You are welcome to bring your non-Porsche sports cars but ask that you do not park in the main coned-off area.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation so that we may park the featured vehicles together.

  • No registration required
  • Cost is $0
  • Address: 901 Warrendale Village Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086 at the Generoasta parking area (adjacent to Off The Hook)
  • begins at 9:00 am and concludes at noon.
  • PGHCNC event rules are posted here: https://pghcnc.com/rules/
  • Please note that drones are prohibited
  • For questions relating to this event please contact Cliff Laschon at info@pghcnc.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!

Member Submission – M Kridler

Lori Schultz, Zone 4 rep awarding Bonnie Kridler her Historics Ribbon during the outside display.
Taken at the 2022 Porsche Parade at Kalahari Resort in the Pocono’s June 12-18, 2022