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 May 29, 2020
Washington county has been approved to open on June 1 for Phase I. Multnomah county is applying and hoping to open on June 12. The Board will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, June 1 to decide if we can hold any of our June events.
Here is the status so far:
- The Arrive and Drive scheduled for June 13 will most likely be cancelled.
- NEW: Autocross on June 14 is cancelled. The Autocross co-chairs are hopeful that we can start this up again on July 19.
- Our June Monthly Social and Dinner on Wednesday, June 17 is on hold as we explore what we might be able to do.
- The Midweek Casual Drive scheduled for June 23, 24 or 25 may still be able to happen. Maybe a bring your own picnic lunch at the end with social distancing.
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. There are still some PCA staffers working remotely in limited capacity. You can reach them via email.
Here is some information on some races have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
- The 60th Rose Cup Races at Portland International Raceway has been postponed to 2021.
- A number of events that are part of Monterey Car Week are postponed to 2021. Go to: Monterey Car Week overview for the list. Please note: You need to scroll down past the picture to see the list.
- Updated: The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance is cancelled. It was to be held Sunday, July 19. The new date is: Sunday, July 18, 2021
- Update on the start of the F1 season: Given the constantly evolving situation with the pandemic, at the moment it is not possible to say for certain when racing will be able to resume, but F1 CEO Chase Carey said on Monday, April 27th: “We’re targeting a start to racing in Europe through July, August and beginning of September, with the first race taking place in Austria on 3-5 July weekend.
The PCA web site also has a list of canceled/postponed or rescheduled events from around the world: PCA and Porsche Events and Coronavirus
Cascade Sports Car Club Road Rally – Gear Grinders group. Next up is the June 13 Saturday Series Rally starting at the Milwaukee Lowe’s. New requirement: You must register online here: June 13 Saturday Rally Registration
Please read all the other new precautions for this rally: Coronavirus precautions
Here is a link to their web site – scroll down to get all the information: Geargrinders Web Site
The next Alfa Club rally is scheduled for Sunday, June 14. The event starts at 9:45 am with the first car out at 10:01 am. You will meet at the French Prairie Rest Area, Far Back Parking Lot, I-5 Southbound at MP 282 (south of Wilsonville). To register for the event, you need to send an email to email@example.com with your intention to join. You will need to print route instructions and the waiver at home and you will be asked not to get out of your car at both the beginning and the end point. This will continue to be a “non contact” event until this pandemic has passed.
High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has some HPDEs at different locations including our own Portland International Raceway on October 3!!! June 18 is a Solo Drivers Only event for women and men, with registration preference given to women drivers signed off to drive solo with PCA/PNWR or other recognized local organizations. Registration is open for PCA members. On June 25 there is a Drivers Ed for solo drivers only at the Ridge Raceway. July 11-12 there is a regular Drivers Ed at Oregon Raceway Park. Please check out this web site here: PNWR Drivers Ed – HPDE.
BMW Club: So far June 4, July 16, August 1 and September 16 are still ok. Information is here: BMW ACA Web Site. HPDE information is here: BMW HPDE information
Driver Skills Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. They have cancelled the May 2 and May 30 events. Not sure if the July 25 has any openings remaining but you can always get on the wait list. Let me know if you sign up and I will link you with others going to that class – Peg Ryan at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
They do these 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.
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