The States of Oregon and Washington have started to open up again. But the pandemic is not over yet.
The ORPCA Board would like to re-start club activities like Arrive and Drives, Casual Midweek Drives, Socials 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 few driving events we are looking to hold in July. We will abide by OR State and WA State phased opening guidelines, as well the PCA guidelines.
If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.
Announcements - Updated July 2, 2020
We have 3 driving events we are planning for July. Please note insurance from National PCA is still pending. If insurance is not issued, the event will cancel and registrations will be refunded.
Autocross – Registration Open
Join us for Autocross #5 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in the South Paddock of Portland International Raceway. Registration is open. Please note, this event is pending insurance from National PCA. If insurance is not issued, the event will cancel and registrations will be refunded.
Please note that in-car instructors and loaner helmets are not available for this event due to Covid-19 concerns.
Please check out all the information on this event on our web site: Autocross #5
Arrive and Drive – Event is FULL
The July Arrive and Drive is scheduled for July 11. This event is full.
Maryhill Loops Tour – Registration is Open
The Maryhill Loops Tour will be held Saturday, July 18 starting at 9:00 a.m. Maryhill Loops Road was an experimental road built by Good Roads promoter Sam Hill (what in the Sam Hill?). Generally, the road is only open to pedestrians and bicyclists but on Saturday, July 18th, the Oregon PCA will have private use of this road for a tour. This event was a big success last year!
Registration will open on Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 am. Please note, this event is pending insurance from National PCA. If insurance is not issued, the event will cancel and registrations will be refunded.
Please note that due to Covid-19 issues, this is a participant ONLY event. No spectators are allowed. The number of drivers we can allow is very limited. When you are not driving, you will have to work. We need spotters, starters, road cleaners and other various roles. You must attend all day 9am – 5pm, so please plan accordingly. Please note: No pets or children under 18 allowed.
There are other new requirements including pre-event waivers. Please go to the event web page for all the information: https://wwworegonpca.org/event/maryhill-loops-tour/
- There will be no July Dinner and Social on Wednesday, July 15
- The Porsche Corral scheduled for July 25 and 26 at the Portland Vintage Racing Festival at PIR is cancelled. The Vintage Racing Festival has moved to the Columbia River Classic SOVREN Race Weekend on September 5 & 6.
As mentioned in the Anzeiger, we have been working on a semi-virtual Photo Rally. We have finished the work on this and it is ready to go. Check out the directions and the location to upload your photos here: Photo Rally Link
You have until July 20 to finish the rally! We will award some prizes!
We are in need of a new Tour Director and team members to keep our drives going.
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
As we prepare to potentially open up some of our events in July, we would like to start the work on obtaining your signatures on the PCA Communicable Disease Release. 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 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. On 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: Looks like July 16 can happen given that PIR is opening. This means August 1 and September 16 might happen as well. Here is the link to the July 16 event: BMW Club July 16 Registration. General information on their HPDE is here: BMW HPDE information.
Driver Skills Opportunities
The Pacific NW Region PCA has a great Driver Skills class. The first event will be on July 25. It may be full but you should be able to 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: email@example.com.
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.
Road Rally Opportunities
Cascade Sports Car Club Road Rally – Gear Grinders group. Save the date for the next Saturday Series Rally on July 18. When the registration for this event is published we will add it here.
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, July 26. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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