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

Das Chlorofil 300: Ridges, Roadapples, and Rivers Run – October 22nd

A day-long driving tour through northern Pennsylvania’s wild Country

The 300-mile driving route passes through picturesque mountains, Amish farm communities, state and national forests, and fantastic two-lane roads that wind through canopies of brilliant fall foliage.  Lunch en route at the famous Buck’s Pizza of Clearfield followed by a catered dinner and Porsche car show at the Meredith Inn, Kittanning.  City Council is closing North Water Street in front of the restaurant for the Porsche car display.  Dinner selections include Sirloin Steak, Baked Cod Fillet, Chicken Monterey, or Pittsburgh Salad and Homemade Soup. Read more

Porsches, Pizza, and Culinary Exposition an All Member Event Hosted By the Women Of ARPCA – October 8th

October 8th, Saturday evening – The Women of ARPCA are hosting an All Member  (yes, Guys are invited) Pizza and Porsche’s at Don’s Appliances Robinson Experience Center.  Chef Anthony and staff will present amazing food selections prepared on the latest in cooking equipment including a mobile Pizza oven.

We will enjoy custom pizzas, heavy appetizers, wine and beer and of course, each others company.  Maximum is 80 people.
The Experience Center and parking lot will be available only to our group.
Pre- registration is required, deadline to register is October 2nd. 
The cost will be $35 a person, $70 a couple.

ARPCA Monthly Meeting – October 2022

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

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

Prestige Auto Armor
1046 Pittsburgh Road
Valencia, PA  16059

The monthly meeting is open to all ARPCA Members.

Contact: president@arpca.com

Porsche Touring Crew – October 25th

Part of a group of Porsche Touring Crew travelers that enjoyed good conversation and friendship in 2020 at the PTC Allegheny Grille luncheon.

Touring Crew Reprises Foxburg Visit
Featuring Fall Foliage and a Dip

by Wayne Desbrow, PTC Co-chair

That’s right – the Porsche Touring Crew is returning to one of its October favorites — the Allegheny Grille — but No! – no one will be taking a “dip” in the Allegheny River or competing in a ballroom dance contest.

The Grille, located on a scenic curve in the Allegheny at Foxburg, PA an hour and twenty-five minutes north of Pittsburgh, is well-known for its varied menu, which, among other things, features a signature prime rib sandwich called (you guessed it), the AG French Dip. And although it’s unlikely that any PTCers will be bringing their swim suits, the restaurant was recently voted the #1 Waterfront Restaurant in Pennsylvania. Read more

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.