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Detail Johnny’s Tech Session

It looks like there was a great turnout at Detail Johnny’s tech session – here are some great pics from Stephen Lerman



Saturday, June 8 – 9am – 2pm

Porsche of Syracuse, Drivers Village

CNY’s Annual Peoples’ Choice Concour de Elegance

See Our Members’ perfect and not-so-perfect Porsches

All Porsches, All Models, All Years are Welcomed

Get your Porsche out of hibernation, wash off the cobwebs and bring it to show

Lunch & Trophies provided by Porsche of Syracuse & PCACNY


New This Year

Gift Baskets will be part of our 50/50 raffle and will benefit

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York

Want to help?  Bring a basket to raffle!

Raffle Coordinators are:

Marty Pond – 315-440-0779 Email: mpond77@verizon.net

Peg Kohnke- 607-222-7699 Email pegkohnke@gmail.com  


Join other CNY Porschephiles, show your car, see their cars, have a great lunch, and win a trophy or a gift basket!                                      


You can’t win if you’re not there!

Cantech Cars & Coffee – 5/18/19

Cantech Cars & Coffee – 5/18/19  8am to 11am




Saratoga Automobile Museum Spring Auto Show

Saratoga Automobile Museum Spring Auto Show

SPECTATOR ADMISSION IS FREE THIS YEAR – Bring the Family and check out all of the cars.

Join the Saratoga Automobile Museum at the Saratoga Spa State Park for our annual Spring Auto Show, taking place on Saturday, May 18 (rain date is Sunday, May 19) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As a featured display, we welcome Cars of the Sixties to be featured around the Park’s reflecting pool. Don’t forget with a car registration you get a ticket for the Museum, where we will be featuring our new exhibit Wheels of Change: Cars & Culture of the Sixties! Bring out your prized vehicles, It’s only $10 per car!

Fun for the entire family! We’ll be welcoming some awesome local friends to join us!

The day will include: Family Model T rides, as well as fun, interactive activities provided by Mad Science (Capital District), We Rock the Spectrum – Ballston Spa, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga and National Museum of Dance!

Click here to go to the Museum Website

Click Here to Pre Register

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance | May 31st – June 2nd, 2019

2019 will be the 24th Greenwich Concours! Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back. Saturday is the Concours Americana for American cars and motorcycles, while Sunday is the Concours International for imported marques.

2019 will feature special classes of  Zagato, Bentley, Arnolt, Super Cars & Orphan Marques (limited production marques that no longer exist).

For the concours weekend, we will have a waterfront display of cars bodied by the Italian coachbuilder Zagato in honor of their 100th Anniversary. Also on both days, we will feature the hybrid cars of “Wacky” Arnolt and Orphan Motorcycle Marques.

Orphan American Marques and Super Cars will be the special classes on Saturday, June 1st. The Zagato and Arnolt cars will also be on display. With a Saturday ticket, you can also preview the cars for auction in the Bonhams tent. Be sure to join us Saturday night for the gala party at the Greenwich Delamar Hotel, with a sumptuous buffet overlooking the luxurious yachts.

Sunday, June 2nd, there will be a special Bentley class to commemorate their 100th Anniversary. The Bonhams auction begins at noon on Sunday and requires a separate admission – or you can watch through the open side of the tent.

Surrounding the show field will be displays of new cars, including BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Porsche and Miller Motorcars – with Ferrari, Bugatti, Pagani, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, McLaren, Bentley and Maserati. There are even opportunities to test drive some of these amazing new vehicles. We will also have incredible yachts from Castaways Yacht Sales displayed at the Delamar Hotel docks.

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets which include early entry to the Concours, breakfast and lunch with the car owners and judges, lapel pin, poster and a VIP lanyard.

Click Here to go to the Greenwich Concours Website

Click Here to buy tickets


European Motor Club of CNY spring drive

Note: the European Motor Club is the new name for the MG Car Club of CNY – same great folks with a new name!

The European Motor Club’s spring dust off run is scheduled for Sunday, 5/5/19,weather permitting. We will be gathering at 9:30 am in the M&T Bank parking lot in Fayetteville at the intersection of Rts 5,257 and Salt Springs Rd, leaving at 10:00 am. Our destination is the state historic site at the Oriskany Falls Revolutionary War Battlefield by way of some less traveled roads with a couple of stops along the way. It is about 45 miles of driving at moderate speeds. Following our visit we will have lunch in Westmoreland at Grande’s Pizzeria and Restaurant. See their menu at grandes pizzeria.com, Westmoreland location. A couple of routes home are possible, your choice. Please contact me at my home phone, 315-399-5305 or my email at onevalleypark@gmail.com so we will not leave without anyone and I can advise the restaurant how many to expect. Hope for top down weather and plenty of cars!  Thanks, Bill & Judy

Eurocar 2019

Hi Folks – time to get ready to think about car season!

CNY PCA has been well represented at this event in the past – lets get some Porsches of all types in the show!

CNY member Gerrit Wistrup featured in Panorama

Long time CNY member Gerrit Wistrup (son of Gill Wistrup) Porsche was featured in the February Panorama.

A great honor for his effort in restoring a 944.

Cars and Coffee x2!! 4/27

The Car season seems to be starting off with a bang!

On April 27th there will be two different ‘Cars and Coffee’ events.

Cantech (past CNY PCA advertiser and Porsche specialist) will be having their opening Cars anf Coffee on Saturday April 27 at 8am. If you have been to their events before you will know that you need to be early to get a good spot – many high quality cars and enthusiasts shop up for the monthly cars and Coffee at Cantech’s shop – 6267 E. TAFT ROAD NORTH SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13212

As of 3/25 there are already 600 people interested!


The second Cars and Coffee on April 27th is a weekly event at Wegmans in Liverpool


Street Survival young drivers course – April 28th

There is a Street Survival event on April 28th at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park (Old Air Force Base) in Rome NY. These events are for 16 – 21 year olds with a valid permit or licence.


We are helping out at this event by supplying Instructors, cone chasers and organizers, Please contact Dennis Hesse at dhesse@twcny.rr.com if you can help out.

This is not your typical young adult drivers education school! The purpose of the school is to teach new drivers how to handle their cars safely. exercises such as slalom, skid pad and lane change will let the student experience how their vehicle will react in avoidance maneuvers, hard braking and other emergency situations while in a safe environment. I (Chris White) have instructed at several of these events and I recommend them very highly – this is the only safe way to learn how a vehicle reacts in emergency situations – you can’t learn this is a classroom or from a book!

If you know anybody that fits this age group I encourage you to pass this on to them or their parents.

We also need volunteers to help make this event the best it can be. We have training to help you become a coach or you can assist with each of the excessive. This is a great chance to help educate new drivers and keep them safe and proficient drivers!

More information at the Street Survival web site – http://streetsurvival.org/

Or Contact Dennis Hesse at dhesse@twcny.rr.com


Click HERE for Registration

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $95.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Director, @ 864.438.2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)