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ORPCA News - Updated April 19, 2021

There are still 2 openings for this drive. 

The 2nd SUV drive of the season heads south.  The first of two legs travel on Willamette Valley backroads to Silverton for a rest stop. From there, the next leg leads to Silver Falls State Park, and then a west bound loop to Mt. Angel for either a picnic lunch or lunch at the Glockenspiel Restaurant (depending on COVID guidelines). There are many waterfalls on this drive. It will be beautiful. Total drive time is approximately 3 hours.
There will be one group with a maximum of twelve (12) SUV’s.  We will have a participants safety meeting at 9:00am and and depart at 9:15. All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this event before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 21, and complete all required steps.  Registration is $10.00 per car.

Registration will open on Thursday, April 8 at 7:00pm and close on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00pm here: April SUV Drive 

Join us for the 11th Annual Spring Clean Event at Matrix Integrated, located at 4000 SW Macadam Ave in the South Waterfront District.  Matrix Integrated is a sponsor of the club and they have graciously allowed us to use their garage on this Saturday.

Experts will be on hand to take care of all those niggling cosmetic issues that have been eating at you for who knows how long. Get them all taken care of at once, and at a great price, from our team of pros. Crack open your piggy banks or stop at the ATM, as all services are for cash. Sorry, no plastic is accepted at this event!

Here is the line-up of vendors:
1.  Factory Wheel Outlet  – Wheel Rash Repair
2.  The Leather Guy – Interior Leather and Vinyl Repair and Refinishing
3.  Showroom New – Paint Scratch & Chip Touch-up
4.  The Dent Guy – Paintless Dent Repair

Epic Auto Detailing, a sponsor of the club, will join us to help answer any questions you have about detailing your car.

You must RSVP for this event.  RSVPs will open on Thursday, April 1 at 9:00am.  For all the information and to RSVP go to: 2021 Spring Clean Event

Please join us for the April Autocross. This event will be held in the South Pits at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Registration is limited to 60 participants. It is strongly suggested that you register early for an event to ensure a spot. In the interest of starting on time, walk-up registrations will no longer be accepted. Tech and Check-in begin at 7:30 am. All information on this event is available on Motorsportsreg: Autocross #2
For general Autocross questions, please contact Eric Freedle at axchair@oregonpca.org
For Autocross Registration questions, please contact Anson Lytle at axregistration@oregonpca.org

This event is full.   If you want to get on a waitlist please contact the Tour Chair. You will need to be able to be flexible on which group you join if something does open.

The 2021 Arrive and Drive season starts on Saturday, May 8 with a picnic lunch opportunity! To attend, bring your favorite Porsche (with plenty of fuel), and ideally, a navigator, picnic lunch and chair(s) to sit on. The drive starts in Wilsonville and will end at Marys Peak. No minors are permitted on this drive.

You will receive the driving instructions and where to meet via email after you sign up.

There will be two groups with a maximum of twelve (12) cars in each group.  Group 1 will leave at 8:30 am and Group 2 will leave at 9:30.  We will have a participants safety meeting at 8:15 am and 9:15.

This event is full, but a waitlist has been started: Walla Walla Wine Tour Wait List.

This is a three-day extended weekend event, combining drives on scenic backroads, visits to four leading and upcoming Walla Walla wineries and a joint dinner in downtown Walla Walla. All lunch, dinner and wine tastings will follow the Washington State Guidelines. There will be one group with a maximum of eighteen (18) participants. 
On Day 1, Friday, we will meet in Hood River at 9am and drive on scenic backroads towards Walla Walla with several stops including a lunch stop in Bickelton. We will arrive around 5 pm at one of the most outstanding wineries in Walla Walla, Long Shadows Vineyards for a wine tasting and some little bites. We will be outdoors having the crush pad all to ourselves. Day 2 starts in the morning with a drive on backroads through the Palouse to the conjunction of the Palouse and Snake River and then in a loop back to Walla Walla for wine tastings at three interesting wineries (Rasa Vineyards, L’Ecole 41, Woodward Canyon) throughout the afternoon and a lunch stop in downtown Walla Walla. Saturday evening, we have a joint dinner in downtown Walla Walla. Day 3, Sunday, is for personal use, more exploring of Walla Walla or a leisurely drive back to Portland after a late breakfast.
This event is full, but a waitlist has been started: Walla Walla Wine Tour Wait List.

Looking for authentic Italian food in the Troutdale, OR area? Look no further! Come into Ristorante Di Pompello for a full-course Italian dinner where every dish is prepared with Old-World care. Donn and Ladorna Synder will be hosting the May 19 dinner gathering for us. The Ristorante Di Pompello is located at 177 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060. The restaurant is able to accommodate up to 28 in a reserved private room. Attendees may order from their regular menu and pay individually with cash or a credit card. 
RSVPs will open on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00pm. Check out all the information and including RSVPs here: May Dinner Gathering. If you have questions please email: socialevents@oregonpca.org
Please note you must have a PCA Communicable Disease Waiver on file. A link to the form is on the event web page.

Come join us for the first Casual Midweek Drive of the season. We will travel on many winding roads, up and down hills and traverse through picturesque farmlands and wine country. This is a “moderate” distance casual drive of about 80 miles with the start and finish less than a dozen miles apart.  We will finish at a park for an outdoor picnic in a covered area, so bring your lunch! Face coverings are required outside of your car, except when eating. When eating you must be 6 feet away from people outside your household.
All participants, driver and navigator (if you have one), must register for this drive and complete the required forms. Cost is $10 per car. There is a maximum of twelve cars per group with two groups. The 9:00am start group should arrive at the start by 8:45 am for the Safety Meeting at 9:00am and the 10:00am group should arrive by 9:45am for the Safety Meeting at 10:00am.
Tickets open on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00pm. All information and tickets are here: May Midweek Casual Drive/.
 Please note you must complete and upload a 2021 Communicable Disease Release for each participant before the event.

Kurt Fuerstenau, the new Tours Director, is looking for assistance with Tours in 2021. We have made great progress on the Arrive and Drives and Midweek Casual Drives.  We are only in need of a tour organizer for the October 9 Arrive and Drive and the June midweek (June 22, 23 or 24).  
He is still looking for people to help with our Scenic, the electronic route guidance application. In addition, he needs administrative help with PCA Release Waivers. If you can offer help, please contact Kurt at tours@oregonpca.org.  See the information on the Tours Class in May if you want help doing a tour. 

If you are interested in helping with tours, there is a Tours Class on Sunday, May 23. Registration is open here: ORPCA Tours Class 2021 – May 23.  For questions on this class please contact Eric using his Contact Form.

High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) Opportunities

The Pacific NW Region PCA has some HPDEs at different locations including Portland International Raceway. Please check out their web site here: PNWR Drivers Ed – HPDE.

BMW Club: 
Dates for HPDE with the BMW club are: May 6, June 3, July 15, Sept 2. The May 6 event is open for registration: Portland BMW Club May 6 HPDE

Road Rally Opportunities

Cascade Sports Car Club Road Rally – Please check out the Geargrinders Web Site – scroll down to get all the information. The Saturday rally series dates are: May 15 (Registration is open), June 12, July 17, and August 21.
Please read theirCoronavirus precautions

The Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon (AROO) Rally Cup Road Rally Series dates for 2021 are:  May 16 and June 13. Some information is available here: AROO Rally Cup.

Driver Skills Opportunities

The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. These are held 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. Be sure to understand the restrictions and changes in this class due to COVID-19.

In 2021, we will continue follow state, government and PCA guidelines to keep activities as safe as possible. We will require the use of face masks/face coverings as mandated or recommended by PCA, CDC and state guidelines. PCA also requires the sign-off on a Communicable Disease Release for attendance at any club events.  As you know, there is no “zero risk” when dealing with COVID-19. 

Here is a document with Oregon PCA guidance updated on April 12, 2021.  

If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.

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May 01

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