The States of Oregon and Washington have started to open up again. But the pandemic is not over yet.
The ORPCA Board has re-started a few club activities like Arrive and Drives, and Autocross. We will 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.
We have a couple of events planned for August. We will abide by OR State and WA State phased opening guidelines, as well the PCA guidelines.
Here is a document with Oregon PCA guidance as of July 21.
If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.
Announcements - Updated August 5, 2020
Saturday, August 8 – Arrive and Drive is SOLD OUT
Virtual August Board Meeting
The August Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This will be a virtual board meeting. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address.
Adopt-A-Road – Saturday, August 15
Our second Adopt-A-Road trash pickup, in memory of Marlene Ellis MacEwan, has been scheduled for Saturday, August 15. Marlene was an active member of the Oregon Region Porsche Club for many years. Marlene was tragically killed in one of her 911s in March 2017. We have adopted a road near where her accident occurred. It is a 2.1 mile section of Scholls-Sherwood Rd – from Roy Rogers to Stark Rd. (both sides!).
Gary Feldmann is organizing this event and he needs 12 volunteers. No minors are allowed (less than 18 years old). You have to register online and fill out the appropriate paperwork online. There are 3 forms that need to be filled out and uploaded to the web. For all the information, paperwork required and registration, please go to: Adopt A Road
Next Autocross: August 16
Autocross #6 is August 16. We already have the PCA insurance for this event! Here is the link to the information on our web site including links to register: Autocross 6
Sunday, August 23 – Drive and Arrive and Bring Your Picnic
On Sunday, August 23, we will have a special Summer Picnic. This will not be a tour, just “drive” and “arrive” at a location, enjoy a few hours of socializing and eat your picnic.
The picnic is located where there is lots of space to park (grass) and to spread out. To be safe we are asking you to bring your own food, face covering and other PPEs. We will have BBQs available to cook your own meat. We will provide wine, bottled beer, and chilled water. The cost is $30.00. There will be port-o-potties outside along with a hand washing station. Everyone must register and have a PCA Communicable Disease Release completed and on file.
The location of this event will be sent to registered attendees with the PCA Communicable Disease uploaded and verified.
For all the information and to register please go to: Summer Picnic Open House
Summer Picnic, Sunday, August 9
August Social and Dinner, August 19
August Midweek Drive, week of August 17
Portland Cars and Coffee is Paused until September 5
The Portland Cars and Coffee opened on July 4th to over 400 cars ready to celebrate. As of July 10, they decided to pause due to Covid-19 guidelines. They will resume once Washington County moved to Phase 2. Currently their website indicates they are closed until September 5. This means there will not be a Porsche Day this year. Here is their calendar: Portland Cars and Coffee Calendar.
But.. they have started virtual Saturday morning events. To attend one of these go to their site and subscribe, you will be sent the link for Saturday’s virtual event. http://www.portlandcarsandcoffee.com/
We are in need of a new Tour Director and team members to keep our drives going in 2021. Here are the ORPCA Tour Director responsibilities as listed in the Tours Manual:
- Scheduling of all ORPCA Tours
- Budgeting for all Arrive & Drives, Midweek Casual Drives & One Day Tours
- Coordinating all the Tour Leaders
- Tour Training Classes for all Tour Leaders
- Mentoring and Coaching of all Tour Leaders
- Obtaining PCA Insurance once an application has been received from a Tour Leader
- Submit monthly Tours update schedule to the ORPCA board liaison
The current Tour Director, Eric Lewis, is willing to continue the Tour Training Classes for Tour Leaders. If you can help us please contact Eric at email@example.com.
We are also in need of a team of people to help with the Anzeiger. We need volunteers to help with getting articles and reporting on events and organizing all the events and photos for the Anzeiger designer.
If you are able to help please contact Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone doing events has to have a PCA Communicable Disease Release on file. We just need this form signed once and then you are good to go to any events until May 2021.
Please go to: Communicable Disease Release page on our web to review the process. You will need to print the waiver and sign it. Then scan it with a scanner or take a picture of it with your phone. Next upload the file to the web from the page where you downloaded the file. The form to upload is at the bottom of that page.
We also need individual waivers for anyone you plan to take with you to events.
High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has some HPDEs at different locations. Here are the scheduled events:
- August 20 Solo at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA: Motorsportreg August 20 Drivers Ed – Solo
- September 10 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA: Motorsportreg September 10 Drivers Ed – Solo
- October 3 at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR: NOTE: registration for this event is open. There will not be any instructors and only Solo drivers can attend. Registration link: Motorsportreg October 3 Drivers Ed in Portland – Solo
Please check out this web site here: PNWR Drivers Ed – HPDE.
BMW Club: There is an event on Thursday, September 3. Note: this is a new date. Registration is open: Portland BMW Club HPDE Sept 3 registration. General information on their HPDE is here: BMW HPDE information
Road Rally Opportunities
Cascade Sports Car Club Road Rally – The Saturday Series Rally is complete for the year. There is a special event still scheduled:
September 19 – Mountains to the Sea. This is a full-day road rally from Portland to Long Beach on Washington’s scenic back roads. Includes famous beach party. Beginner level time-speed-distance road rally. Registration is here: 2020 Mountains to the Sea Road Rally
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, August 23rd. To register for the event, you need to send an email to email@example.com with your intention to join. Please include team member’s names, Class (Vintage or Standard), a cell phone contact number, and color make/model of the car that you are likely to bring. 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). 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.
Driver Skills Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. The last 2 events are Saturday, September 5 and October 10. NEW Information:
- Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no helmet rentals available. You must provide your own helmet.
- FM Radio: Your vehicle must have a working FM Radio and you must know how to manually tune this radio to a specific FM frequency. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, instructors will not be entering your vehicle. You will receive instruction over FM-radio from an instructor at each station, and other instructors will provide feedback from outside of your vehicle.
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 and we highly recommend it.
ORPCA is a Region in Zone 6 of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). With over 100,000 members, PCA is the largest single-marque car club in the world.
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