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2019 PCA POTOMAC TECH SESSION SCHEDULE

ONE DATE FALLS ON A SUNDAY

NOTE END TIME IS 12:30 pm (arrive by noon if you need an inspection)


INSPECTION DATE...............................LOCATION


March 16 (Saturday)...........................Autobahn
.................................................. .....3158 Spring Street, Suite A
.................................................. .....Fairfax, VA, 22031


April 14 (SUNDAY!)............................Matt Curry's Craftsman Auto Care
.................................................. ....2733 Merrilee Drive
.................................................. ....Merrifield, VA, 22031
** This Event Includes DIY Lifts (until 3:00 pm), alignment and road-force balancing clinics, and an alignment giveaway **
Note this is at their Merrifield location, not Springfield


May 18 (Saturday)..............................GT Peace Automotive
.................................................. ......4110 Pepsi Place
.................................................. ......Chantilly, VA 20166


June 8 (Saturday)...............................InterSport
.................................................. ......1524 Spring Hill Road
.................................................. ......McLean, VA 22102


June 29 (Saturday)……........................IMA Motorwerke
.................................................. .....25354 Pleasant Valley Road #155
.................................................. .....Chantilly, VA 20152


July 27 (Saturday)…...........................Porsche of Silver Spring
.................................................. .....3141 Automobile Blvd
.................................................. .....Silver Spring, MD 20904


August 17 (Saturday)..........................AutoTherapy
.................................................. ......8027-A Snouffer School Road
.................................................. ......Gaithersburg, MD 20879


October 19 (Saturday)........................Auto Sportsystems Group
.................................................. .....2810-F Dorr Avenue
.................................................. .....Fairfax, VA 22031


Tech Inspection sessions are open to all PCA club members and individuals from other marquee clubs participating in the Driver's Education (DE) activities with an approved vehicle. Even if you are not driving in a DE event you are encouraged to come out and meet fellow club members. If you have a new, or new to you, Porsche bring it along. You can have a knowledgeable tech inspector put your car on a lift and look it over and answer any (well, almost any) questions you might have about the care and maintenance of your car.

Basic Tech Requirements for Drivers Education

All DE participants’ cars must have a tech inspection performed within two (2) weeks of each DE, except for the PittRace DE; that Tech Session is scheduled nearly 3 weeks prior to event (necessary in 2019 due to schedule conflicts).

2019 Tech Inspection Form: You will need this form completed and signed no more than two (2) weeks prior to each DE event, except for cars inspected at the PittRace Tech Session on Sunday, April 14. https://pcapotomac.org/images/PCA_PotomacTechForm.pdf


There are two different inspections for each Drivers Education event. The first is the pre-event tech inspection. This is done prior to each event and all participating cars are required to have this tech inspection. During this inspection the car is put up on a lift and the inspector performing the work carefully goes over the car and fills out the front and top half of the second page and signs the tech form. This inspection is performed free of charge at the Potomac-run tech inspection sessions. Or you can take the car to any authorized Porsche service shop, although some shops may charge for this service. The shop technician must inspect your car while on a lift, complete the first and top half of the second page, and sign the form. Be sure they fill out the shop information (name, address and Telephone number) and staple on a business card, and that they sign the inspection form.

NOTE END TIME: All Potomac pre-DE tech events start at 9:00 AM and end at 12:30 PM. Note: there will be a $20.00 charge for anyone arriving after 12:00 noon for a tech inspection, and no arrivals will be accepted after 12:15 pm, as we need to be cleaned up and cleared out of the shops by 12:30 pm. All proceeds from late arrivals go to one of the PCA Potomac charities.

Note: Tech inspections are not required for the High Performance Driving Clinics (HPDC). However, participant’s cars will be inspected at the track the morning of the HPDC. The inspection times will be provided with the HPDC schedule.

Helmets

Helmets must be SA 2010 or SA 2015. SA stands for Special Applications and is made for use in cars and has fire resistance which M helmets might not have. M helmets are made for use with motorcycles and are not approved for DE for White, Black and Red run group drivers. M 2010 and M 2015 helmets are allowed for Green and Blue run group drivers, but SA rated helmets are highly recommended. But please note the allowance for M-rated helmets may be eliminated later in 2018. So if you have caught the DE bug, but are still using an M-rated helmet, it would be wise to get a SA-rated helmet. Also, the allowance of open-faced helmets in non-modified cars will be ending at some point in the not-too-distant future, so if you are shopping for a new helmet go for a closed-faced model.

Head & Neck Restraint Systems (started July 1, 2018): An approved Head and Neck Restraint System (HANS) device is required when using a harness.


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First Tech Session of 2019 is at Autobahn this Saturday (March 16).

Ring in the 2019 DE Season with jolly ol' Track Ratt and the rest of the PCAP tech inspectors
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The big, big, big Tech Session with DIY lifts, Alignment Demo and giveaway, RoadForce balancing demo and extended hours (DIY lifts only) is just 10 days away!

Curry's new Merrifield location on SUNDAY, April 14.

Please note that they can order just about any tire, so if you need a new set contact them to preorder, and they will do the tire mounting and RoadForce balancing free for the demo!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

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Less than 2 weeks until our inaugural visit to GT Peace in Chantilly!
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GT Peace in Chantilly in just 2 days! Come on out and see a new supporter of the PCAP DE program!
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Intersport next Saturday (June 8). Come on out and bid the Tysons shop farewell, as they will be in the new Ashburn location next year.
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Intersport is tomorrow morning. Come on out and bug Omar while he tries to sell $$$ cars!
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IMA in Chantilly this Saturday (June 29)!!!!!!!!!!

They always have the best doughnuts.
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IMA tomorrow morning!

Ivan is out of time, but his wife Jennifer is making sure we are well taken care of.

Please note the doors may not open until right at 9:00 am, so if you arrive early you will have to hang out outside.
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We are at Porsche of Silver Spring in 1-1/2 weeks! They always take great care of us. This year the food should be in the shop, so people should not need to walk over to the showroom to grab something to eat or drink. There will be a couple give-a-ways, and a couple brief presentations from the dealership letting everyone know what is new with their operations. With temps climbing towards 100 degF outside, enjoy hanging out in a nice, clean, air-conditioned dealership shop!

For those needing an inspection, they will have a couple of lanes set up where you can queue up before coming inside to sign the insurance waiver and get your name on the inspection list. If you are just coming out to hang out for a bit and not get an inspection, please park elsewhere in the complex.
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