Calendar

(*) non-NRPCA function  **Please note: Events not sponsored by NRPCA, are not covered by the PCA Insurance program.**Event List
Oct
29
Fri
2021
Niagara on the Road goes to Virginia International Raceway @ Virginia International Raceway
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

Our Niagara on the Road team has set up another trip to Virginia International Raceway (VIR).  This 3-day fully instructed traditional HPDE school is being conducted by the NNJRPCA.  This three day school is open to all run groups.

Registration for the On the Road Trip to VIR will open on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.

NNJR, our hosts for this 3-day HPDE, advises us to register early as this event sells out quickly. Registration is done via https://www.motorsportreg.com/  If you do not yet have an account, we suggest you create one beforehand.

We do have a limited number of rooms right at VIR reserved. If you would like a room, please reserve one now.

Any questions, please contact Rich de Asis.

A little history about VIR:The track originally opened August 3, 1957 and was created by a group of men using a bulldozer. The track had been closed from 1974 prior to its reopening in March 2000. The track was reopened in 2000 by New Yorker Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm using a “country club” model. Memberships to the track are sold. Each member of the VIR Club receives track time on member days, tickets to all spectator events, and other benefits. VIR’s membership model has since been followed by other racetracks across the United States.

The track hosted the SCCA National Sports Car Championship from its opening in 1957 until the series’ demise in 1964. The IMSA GT Championship visited VIR in 1971 and 1972. After its re-opening, the AMA Superbike Championship held races at VIR from 2001 until 2010 on the North Course. The Rolex Sports Car Series utilized the Full Course from 2002 through 2011. The American Le Mans Series used the Full Course configuration for its inaugural event at VIR in September 2012 where a new track record was set by Klaus Graf driving the Muscle Milk LMP1 car.

Driving a Maserati 450SCarroll Shelby won the feature race on the track’s inaugural weekend in August 1957. The list of other well-known drivers who raced at VIR during its first incarnation includes Briggs CunninghamRoger PenskeMark DonohueRichard Petty, Bob Holbert, Augie PabstCurtis Turner, Dick Thompson, Peter RevsonWendell ScottBob TulliusJanet GuthrieSkip BarberRicky Rudd, Gene Felton, Denise McCluggage, Hurley HaywoodBrock YatesDon YenkoLance ReventlowDan Gurney and Parnelli Jones.

The track hosts many events throughout the year including the annual Gold Cup Historic Race as well as AMA races, ChampCar Endurance Series, SCCA, NASCAR test days, and local car clubs. Various driving training classes are available on the paved and unpaved (off-road) courses. The site also hosts a go kart track.

Since 2014, VIR has hosted a GT only race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

**Please note: This HPDE event is not sponsored by NRPCA, it is sponsored and hosted by the NNJRPCA, hence it will not be covered by the PCA Insurance program. Also, though some of our participants may be part of an informal caravan to head to and back from the track, those activities are likewise not sponsored by NRPCA and therefore not covered by PCA Insurance.**

Nov
6
Sat
2021
Annual Fall Dinner @ Batavia Country Club
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, November 6th, is Niagara Region PCA’s fabulous annual Fall Dinner at Batavia Country Club. Come celebrate the conclusion of Niagara’s 2021 driving season. We’ll begin the evening at 6:00pm with Cocktail Hour including a variety of appetizers and drinks. Then enjoy a buffet dinner and dessert, followed by announcements and awards.

Dinner will be served buffet style.

Buffet Entrées:

Sliced Filet of Beef Tenderloin
Crabmeat Stuffed Broiled Shrimp
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Vegetarian Entrée

Roasted potatoes along with assorted vegetables
Mixed Field Green Salad
Rolls and butter
Coffee and Tea Service

Schedule:

6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Hour (Hors d’oeuvres and drinks)
7:00 – 8:00 Buffet Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 Announcements and Awards
9:00 – Dessert Table  –  Cassata Cake along with assorted desserts
9:00-11:00 – Music by Big City Horns

Dress: Dressy Casual to Semi-Formal

Cost: per person/$25
RSVP by October 29th

Mail checks, payable to NRPCA, to:

Maria Galante
28 Hillside Parkway
Lancaster, NY 14086

Please include attendees names, and a cell number with the check.  You will receive a text confirmation of check receipt.  Please note checks are deposited by the club after the event. 

Charities:

We are continuing our annual charity projects: This year our recipients are: Veteran’s Outreach Center in Rochester and Buffalo United of Afghan Evacuees in Buffalo.

Veteran’s Outreach Center – Founded locally in 1973 by returning Vietnam Veterans, today’s Veterans Outreach Center remains anchored in the community and offers a comprehensive portfolio of supportive services designed to meet the needs of veterans and their families. Through the generosity of our community, all of these programs and services are provided free of charge.  The Mission of the organization is to serve veterans with compassion and advocate for all who have worn our nation’s uniform so they can RISE and live life to the fullest.

Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees – was formed in August 2021 in response to the growing humanitarian challenge caused by the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent evacuation of Afghans to the United States. Recognizing the need for a coordinated response, five local organizations that resettle or serve refugees came together. The organizations comprising this coalition are: Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the International Institute of Buffalo, Jericho Road Community Health Center, Jewish Family Services, and Journey’s End Refugee Services.

Collectively, the five agencies in Buffalo that have historically served refugees and others in our immigrant community – Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the International Institute of Buffalo, Jericho Road Community Health Center, Jewish Family Services, and Journey’s End Refugee Services – have agreed to welcome and support 350 evacuees as they transition to self-sufficiency in WNY.

WHAT IS THE NEED? 

The Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees are accepting grocery store gift cards.

If you would like to write a check, please make it out to: For Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees-
Checks should be made out to: Jewish Family Services
In memo section; they need to write Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees

The Veteran’s Outreach Center is looking for new undergarments, and lightweight socks, women’s hygiene products, diapers and baby wipes, travel size deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, wipes.
Gently used or new boots, new hats, gloves, scarves, heavy socks, hand and foot warmers for the upcoming cold weather.

If you would like to write a check to the Veteran’s Outreach, Check should be made out to: Veterans Outreach Center, Inc

We have two very deserving organizations this year, thank you in advance for your participation and support in this endeavor.

 

Overnight Accommodations in Batavia
Best Western Crown Inn & Suites  (585-344-8882)
8210 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020
$99.00+ tax/night for a king bed or two queen beds.
There will be 10 rooms set aside for us until October 29th

 

 

Nov
10
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Nov
13
Sat
2021
Cars at the Movies @ The Screening Room Cinema
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of dinner and a movie, where we will experience a private screening of the just released racing movie “Ford v Ferrari” at The Screening Room, a boutique, café style movie theater located in the Boulevard Mall. Dinner will consist of pizza & wings with a cash bar (beer, wine, soft drinks). The theater seats 50.  Family and friends are welcome.

Member cost including dinner is $15/person payable at the door. Please RSVP to Hank Beamer by Nov. 8th,  so that we can plan the food accordingly.

Sneak Peek:
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_v_Ferrari

Trailer:
https://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/ford-v-ferrari/207162

 

Nov
16
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Jeremiah’s 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

Happy hour rochester

 

Dec
8
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Dec
21
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Jeremiah’s 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

Happy hour rochester

 

Jan
12
Wed
2022
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Jan
18
Tue
2022
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Jeremiah’s 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
9
Wed
2022
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour