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Safety Recall for Certain Pittsburgh Automotive Jack Stands

As many members of the club work on their Porsches and other cars, here is some important information for our members. Harbor Freight has issued a safety recall for certain models of their 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, specifically item numbers 56371, 61196, and 61197. If you own any of these jack stands, STOP USING THESE JACK STANDS IMMEDIATELY. When applicable based on current COVID-19 conditions, you can return them to your local Harbor Freight store to receive a gift card equal to the retail

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Club Race Cancellation

To all of our racers, club members and friends, GPR is sad to announce the cancellation of our Club Race and DE event on May 29, 30 and 31 at Motorsport Park Hastings. We have been in close communication with the Governor’s office over the last few days seeking clarification as to whether the event could go forward. Due to the number of Covid 19 cases in the Central Nebraska area, where Hastings is located, the Governor’s office informed us that they would not be able to make any exceptions

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Events

DE 101 Presentation

In light of our cancellation of this year’s DE 101 event, we are making the presentation slideshow available to you on our website. You can download the PDF here, or view the presentation in your browser on our DE 101 Presentation page.

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GPR Covid-19 Response – Updated 8/13/2020

Covid-19 Update – August 13, 2020 The GPR is cautiously returning to social activities amid the ongoing virus concerns. The PCA has mandated that all Regions are required to have event participants sign a document called the “Communicable Disease Exposure” waiver. The waiver releases the PCA and GPR from liability should you suspect you were infected with Covid-19 during one of our events. We are working on ways for our members to electronically sign this and other documents and ultimately have a no-contact process. It will require a bit of

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Events

DE 101-Tech Session – April 4 @ Porsche Omaha

Hosted by Porsche Omaha, we are holding our 2020 DE 101/Tech event again this year for drivers who are looking to do their first DE along with topics for our experienced DE drivers and we’ll have a garage tech session. As in previous editions, we will cover all the DE 101 basics for those interested in doing their first DE. From getting registered, car preparation, to what the day will be like. We’ll make sure you are ready for a fun and memorable experience. For our experienced DE drivers, we

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European Car Vacation Photos

Photos by Rich McGowan. Read the full article in the January 2020 Der Skooner. Rich McGowan, his father (and past GPR president) Bob, and his brother Bill took a European vacation that included visits to the Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, and Mercedes museums, and more. Enjoy some additional photos that didn’t make it into the Der Skooner article.

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Legends of Speed

Photos and article by Kurt Halvorson The Phoenix Art Museum is currently hosting, (through March 10th), an exhibit of prominent racing cars, including turn of the (20th) century cars up through the 1970s.  Access is managed through a time stamp on your ticket, so a limited number of people are in the exhibit at any point in time.  That said, there is no limit on the amount of time you can spend looking, which was a good thing, as we spent nearly two hours enjoying the roughly 22 cars on display. Cars

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RPM Track Update as of 9/2/2019

Rick and Joe went out to RPM this morning to check on the condition of the track and agreed that the track is in good enough condition to proceed with our Oct. 12 DE plans. Their clean-up efforts continue to show improvement and we are confident that there is adequate clean space for the paddock area. RPM Report: Overall track condition is good. Completed 2 full track circuits – during the first stopped at each major corner to inspect curbing (inside and outside) and run-off areas. Curbing is in good

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RPM Track Update as of 7/21/2019

Joe Chambers had the following update on the current status of RPM after the recent floods: A few of us went down and drove RPM Saturday morning. I’m very pleased to say that there is still a track out there. They have done a good job getting it cleaned off, but there is still some work to be done. I was driving at about 80% and felt comfortable. It was fun! There is still some dirt in some of the corners and some weeds are growing in the cracks. I

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GPR Contributes to Angels Among Us

In January the Great Plains Region selected “Angels Among Us” as our 2019 charity. Angels Among Us is a local Omaha 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial support to families whose children have cancer. Families in need are referred to AAU through the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Any family living in Nebraska is eligible to apply. Once approved, they provide families up to $500 per month for a period of 18 months to be used toward payment of bills. While paying a monthly

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