We are following State, Government and CDC directions and recommendations for the prevention of the spread of this virus. The ORPCA Board has decided to apply an abundance of caution on deciding whether to hold, delay or cancel club events. Please read the Announcements below for the current state of events. If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.
Announcements - Updated April 1, 2020
The April Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This will be a virtual board meeting using the online meeting tool, Zoom. One of our discussion topics will be evaluating our May and June events and if we should cancel any or all of them.
If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Peg at email@example.com with your name and email address.
Here are the April and early May rescheduled or canceled events:
- April Social and Dinner scheduled for April 15 will be moved to October 21
- Spring Clean scheduled for April 18 is canceled
- Autocross #2 scheduled for April 19 in Dallesport is canceled
- Walla Walla Spring Tour scheduled for April 24 – 26 is canceled
- Quarterly Mixer scheduled for April 26 is canceled
- Adopt a Road scheduled for May 2 is canceled
- Arrive and Drive scheduled for May 9 is canceled
- SUV Unexpected Tour scheduled for May 10 is canceled
People registered in any events that collected money will be issued a refund or if appropriate moved to the new date.
The Board will consider the remaining events in May as well as those in early June, at the April board meeting on Wednesday April 8.
Please be safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
The March Social and Dinner at Si Señor Family Mexican Restaurant in Cedar Mill has been rescheduled for November 18. If you want to attend in November you do not need to do anything. If you would like a refund, please contact Heinz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This social and dinner is hosted by Heinz Holzapfel and Sylvia Nessan. We have room for about 50 people.
Dinner will be a buffet with Chicken and Steak Fajitas, Rice, Beans and Chips and Salsa. There will be a no-host bar for soft drinks, beer and Margaritas. No outside alcohol is permitted.
Cost is $26.00 (including the gratuity for the wait staff) and is payable when you RSVP. Please go here for all the information: March Social and Dinner
This event is rescheduled to October 21. If you registered for it you will be notified of your options.
Join us for the April Social and Dinner at the Antojitos House in Hillsboro on Wednesday, April 15 starting at 6:00pm. Hosted by Steve and Winnie Miller, we have room for 40 people. There will be a limited menu of freshly made dishes from which to choose. You will need to order and pay for your meal by Sunday, April 12. Simply choose your selection and pre-pay online.
For all the information and to order and pre-pay go to: April Social and Dinner
This event has been canceled.
Join us for the 11th Annual Spring Clean Event was going to be held at Matrix Integrated, located at 4000 SW Macadam Ave in the South Waterfront District. We will have to try later in the year or next year.
For all the information including the vendors go to: 2020 Spring Clean
In compliance with Maryland Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, starting at 5 pm Eastern Time on March 23, 2020, the PCA National Office will be closed until further notice. We will have PCA staffers working remotely in limited capacity. You can always reach them via email.
The PCA Treffen that was going to be on April 29 – May 3 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been canceled. If you were registered for this event, you should have gotten a notice about this cancellation. Here is a link to their message about this cancellation: Treffen Covid-19 Cancellation Notice
The Porsche Parade is in La Quinta, California from June 21 – 27 at the La Quinta Resort. Registration for the event (Phase I) is open. Check out all the information on our web: Porsche Parade 2020
You can now cancel your registration without penalty until June 15.
Phase II, which is registration for Events and Banquets, will be delayed one month, opening on Tuesday April 28th at 9:00am Pacific time.
The Phase II Registration Webinar will be delayed one month to Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm PDT. This webinar will guide you through the Phase II Registration process. You can register for the webinar at Phase II Registration Webinar.
Driver Skills Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. They are doing the class about 3 times this year. The May 2 skills class is now canceled. The next one is Saturday, July 25. They do it at Bremerton Motorsports Park, outside of Bremerton, WA. For all the information go here: PNWR Driver Skills Class. A number of Oregon PCA members have done this class and we highly recommend it.
High Performance Drivers Ed (HPDE) Opportunities
There are a number of HPDE opportunities this year:
BMW Club: May 7, June 4, July 16, August 1 and September 16. Information is here: BMW ACA Web Site. HPDE information is here: BMW HPDE information
The Pacific NW Region PCA has 9 HPDEs at 4 different locations including PIR on October 3. May 8 and May 21 are now listed as SOLO only events with no in-car instruction available. Limited space is available for instructors, and drivers who have been signed off to solo in the A, B, & C run groups. All their information is here: PNWR Drivers Ed – HPDE.
Road Rally Information Updated
Have you ever thought about doing a road rally? Bob Ellis forwarded us information on the Cascade Sports Car Club Road Rally – Gear Grinders group and the plans for 2020. Next up is the is the April 18 Saturday Series Rally. New requirement: You must register online now. Please read all the other new precautions for this rally. Here is a link to their web site: Geargrinders Web Site – Scroll down to the information.
Here is another option from Bob Ellis: The Alfa Club’s next rally is on Sunday, April 19. Registration starts at 9:00am, with the driver’s meeting at 9:45am, and the 1st car out at 10:01am. Meet at French Prairie Rest Area, Far Back Parking Lot, I-5 Southbound at MP 282 (south of Wilsonville).
Here are the event descriptions and schedule: Alpha Club Rally Events. Here is the registration link: Alfa Club Rally Registration Link
Here is some information on some races have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled.
The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled to August 23. This is the first time in it’s history that it has not been held in May.
The GMR (Global Medical Response) Grand Prix is rescheduled to July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and for the first time a NASCAR race will be held the same weekend, also at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The moving of these 2 events has pushed a number of Indy car races, including our own Portland Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway, which will now be held from Friday, September 11 to Sunday, September 13.
The 24 hours of Le Mans has been rescheduled to September 19 and 20.
All Formula 1 races have been canceled or postponed until the June 14, Canadian Grand Prix. (I was sad to see that the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled).
If any of you are fan of the PIR Swap Meet, that has been canceled.
The PCA web site also has a list of canceled/postponed or rescheduled events from around the world: PCA and Porsche Events and Coronavirus
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