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Passing of a long time CNY Member – Burt Markowitz

Ithaca – Dr. Burton Steven Markowitz, 73, passed away on Dec. 29, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Tamara Markowitz, daughter Lara Markowitz of El Cerrito, CA, daughter Stacy and son-in-law Todd Matthews of Richmond, VA, and granddaughter Piper Jade Matthews.

The world has lost a giant of a man. ‘Doc’ was a problem-solver, a hugger, a master joke teller, a lover of trivia, puns, travel, and good food. A life-long car enthusiast, he enjoyed annual trips to Watkins Glen to drive his Porsche at top speeds. He was an avid radio control flyer and enjoyed golfing and skiing. He was a dedicated sports fan, especially the Mets, Yankees, and his alma mater, OSU. Starting with two puppies that were a surprise gift to Tammy, they had many miniature schnauzers over the years that were treasured family members.

Doc was born in the Bronx, NY on July 28, 1944 to David and Selma Markowitz. He is also survived by sister Ree Davis of Flushing, NY, niece April (Kevin) Kane and grand nephew Damon of Sterling, MA, nephew Eric Davis of Tempe, AZ, many cousins, and dear friends. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a BS in Psychology and earned his Doctor of Optometry at The Ohio State University. He fell so in love with Ithaca’s beauty that he decided to open his practice here and make it his home. He and Tammy met on a blind date, an ironic twist for an optometrist, and they married in 1969. Over the years he served as president of both the South Central Optometric Society and the Ithaca Lions Club, and volunteered many hours with Head Start. He was an admired Optometrist who practiced in Ithaca for 45 years and treated his patients with care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate if you choose to make a donation in his name to the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) or the Lions Club.

Published in Ithaca Journal from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2018

CNY Holiday Party 2017

The CNY Holiday Party is coming up fast – December 3rd to be exact

Time: 1 – 5 pm
Location: The Whites at 2373 Rt 174 Marrietta, NY 13110
Dinner: Bring a dish to pass and your beverages, we will supply soda and coffee.
RSVP: cathie@cathiewhite.com
Questions: Email, phone 636-7188map

 

 

Pineview Run Lap

A video of a lap at Pineview Run (Mini Cooper S)

one lap Pineview sm

8-19-17 Autocross Results

8/13/17 autocross at Lafayette Motorsports Park

Auto X results

CNY Autocross @ Lafayette Motorsports Park

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Porsche Club Holiday Party

Porsche Club Holiday Party

What: Central New York PCA Holiday Party

When: Sunday December 11, 2015, 2-5 pm

Where: Doug & Carol Schrank, 3129 Hidden Lake Drive, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027. Located in Radisson, driving west on route 31 from route 481 or route 57, turn right at second light after crossing Seneca River (Drakes Landing) go almost to the end and turn left on Hidden Lake , first private drive on left and second house on left (Red). Art Vanore will be our parking attendant again this year. Please only park on one side of the private drive or Hidden Lake drive.

Dinner: Bring a dish to pass and your beverages, we will supply soda and coffee.

RSVP: trboporsch@aol.com

Toys for TOTS: Pleaseg bring an unwrapped gift

Questions: Email, phone 635-9479 or cell 317-6488

Fall Tour Report

Thanks to Doug Schrank for all his efforts – here is his report on the fall tour

CNY Porsche Club Fall Tour

A group of (8) cars made a scenic drive to Pennsylvania for this years Fall tour. The first (5) cars met at the Lafayette McDonalds and paraded to the Binghamton Cracker Barrel for a light lunch where we met (3) cars from the South. After lunch, we drove a combination of Rt. 81, 11 and some back roads to reach the Lackawanna Coal mine outside of Scranton. It was cold and dark down that 190-foot mineshaft, but many including myself, had never been in a mine before. After several caution and red lights, we did keep the cars together through the Scranton rush hour and made our way to the Bartonsville Hampton Inn. Stopped in Nicholson to view the Tunkhannock Viaduct, the highest and largest concrete railway bridge in North America capable of carrying the load of two trains at once. After a very frantic shopping trip and a quick pizza and sub take out order, we just managed to spread everything out as the first of our group arrived at the meeting room at 6:30 exactly.

An interesting thing about buying beer in Pennsylvania, the most any one person can purchase at once is a 12 pack and it must be paid for in the beer section. Luckily there were three of us and so we were able to get the amount we needed, but only after showing our ID’s, paying for each purchase separately and waiting while the cashier carefully wrapped each 12 pack individually.

With Happy Hour finally underway and everyone in attendance, we enjoyed mostly beer, some wine and other snacks, pizza and subs and a full bottle of Glenlivet 12 year old scotch. Thank you Bill!!

The Hampton Inn was fabulous, and believe it or not, our check inn clerk’s name was Porsche.

Saturday we attended the Autumn Timber Fest at Shawnee Mountain ski resort outside of Stroudsburg. The roads up and back to the ski area were nice and winding and enjoyed by all. The Timber festival was not crowded and easy to get around and included lumberjack competition, chainsaw and blacksmith demos, K9 competition and pig/goat races. We had food from the several lunch trucks and a few beers and back to the hotel for a well deserved nap.

Saturday night, we went to dinner at Longhorns Steakhouse in Bartonsville, which was just across the street. We had a very large group of (16) and they get very busy on Saturdays around 6 pm, but they seated us all in the same section at three tables.

After Sunday morning breakfast and checkout, we drove along the Delaware watergap to Port Jervis and then along the Delaware river back to NY. Again, the Pennsylvania roads did not disappoint with lots of curves and a few open stretches for higher speeds. It was a little cool but it never rained and the foliage was very beautiful.

2nd Autocross – 7/17

Autocross Details: Sunday July 17, 2016 THIS COMING WEEKEND!

Thanks to Bill Dawson for getting this site.

Directions: To Corning Community College.

From I 86 (old rt.17) take exit 46 toward Corning Glass Museum. (the glass museum would be a great place to drop off any passengers not interested in auto-x) continue over the bridge then turn left on Dennison Parkway. Make the second right turn to Chemung Street. Chemung St. becomes Spencer Hill Rd. and the main entrance to the campus will be on the right in about 2-3 miles. Other than the Glass Museum, downtown Corning boasts the Rockwell Museum, a variety of specialty glass shops, several outlet stores, numerous eatery’s, a few micro brewery’s and a movie theater.

We will be using Lots E & D see map

When registering via E -Mail Please include :

• name of driver

• Year model of car (class will be assigned)

• Preference of car number if you like .

Send to Gil at : Carol Wistrup <cgw611@twcny.rr.com>

 

Corning Community College .

Registration 11:00 am

First car off Noon will give us time to get there set up and have lunch .

Entry Fee $20.00 US Funds ! Entry fees will be collected at the event .

Club Picnic – 2016

CLUB Picnic – August 28 Sunday  – All club members and guests are welcome

We have been invited to Join Tyler Stephenson and his wife at their place.  Tyler is a member of the Burdick Porsche maintenance team. They have an 02 Boxster and enjoyed the Euro Car event this year  so much that they decided to host our Picnic at their pace.
Plenty of room to display our Porsches there, with shade.

Tyler reports that,
We are located on Route 20 just past Cazenovia in the quaint little town of Nelson. 2993 US Route 20 Cazenovia NY 13035. We house 13 horses at the former and famed Orchard Hill Farm now called Whispering Hill Equestrian Center. We are currently rehabilitating this beautiful piece of Equine History one stall, one board at a time. We offer full horse boarding, riding lessons, and training. Looking to have a Porsche Club Car Meet and BBQ on our front Cross Country Field.  Looking to do “Bring a Dish to Pass”.  The Club will be  supplying burgers, hotdogs, and buns for both as well as utensils (plastic forks, knives, spoons, plates, napkins,and cups).

Barbara Conley reports that in the past we have started around 11:30 to park and show cars, catch up with friends, then eat around 12:30 to 1:00.

Please RSVP to activities@cnypca.org  to let us know how much food to get. This event is open to all CNY members and guests.
(That means if too many show up that we aren’t planning on , somebody that didn’t respond will be making a run to the store)

Gimmick Rally – 8/20

A Gimmick Rally      August 20  Saturday.

Dennis Hesse  Has set up a Gimmick Rally  Starting at the B-52 at Griffiss  Business Park
Details From Dennis Follow.

The plan for the rally will to meet at the B-52 on Griffiss Business and Technology Park, Rome NY. it is on East Chestnut St. and will be looking for everyone to show up between 9 and 9:30. I will be giving a quick outline of the rules and look to start teams about 10AM. I encourage teams as it helps to have a navigator to read the route instructions and write the answers to questions along the way. During the drive teams will be asked to find certain landmarks and answer questions about the landmark.  Each team will receive three playing cards at the start and will get two more at the finish.  The best poker hand will be used as a tiebreaker.  It is not a race, so the fastest time doesn’t get a reward. Teams will get an interesting tour of the countryside, learn a few things, and hopefully, get you to a nice lunch where the winners will be announced. We will finish at a restaurant where it will be pay as you go. What I will need is the names of team individual names, vehicle info, and a team name. If you can’t come up with one, one will be assigned. I can’t guarantee you will like it, however. Email me at fester8two@yahoo.com.