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Octoberfest  in Syracuse    Saturday/Sunday  August 4&5


Look for Your Lederhosen and Brush Up on Your Umlauts


On Saturday August 4th and Sunday 5th the Central New York German-American Society will hold the 58th Annual Great Syracuse Oktoberfest at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, and we have again been invited to display our Porsches.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate the German heritage of our very special cars.   The event takes place from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and noon to 7:00 pm on Sunday;  arrive when you can on either or both days and leave when you want.  They have set aside a nice grassy area for us to display our Porsches which is close to all the action.  The Oktoberfest offers great entertainment, including traditional German folk dancers, bands, and singers, as well as German food, beer, wine and tasty desserts.  Bring your car, an appetite for food and fun, and lawn chairs.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information on the Oktoberfest visit their website at www.germanamericanscny.com and click on the The Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest in the lower left menu.  It will provide event schedules and driving directions.


From the north and south take I-81 to I-690 West toward the NY State Fairgrounds/Baldwinsville.  Take exit #4 and merge onto John Glenn Blvd.  Turn right onto 35/Long Branch Rd.  Follow Long Branch Road to the park on your left.


From the east and west Take I-90 to exit #39 and merge onto I-690 East.  Take exit #4 and merge onto John Glenn Blvd.  Turn right onto 35/Long Branch Rd.  Follow Long Branch Road to the park on your left.


When you enter the park drive straight down the parking lot entry driveway.  A chain link fence will be on your immediate left.  Drive straight to the pedestrian gate, pass through it, and turn left to reach our Porsche display area.


If you need further information contact Rich Ertinger at rertinge@twcny.rr.com

or 315-263-5672.


NEW Event –  Just in from Mark Schultz





                    JIM TAYLOR COLLECTION



We will meet in Utica at Dennys on Genesee st just off the thruway at 8:00 am, coffee up, restroom, short meeting at drive as a caravan to Gloversville NY, to see one of the largest collections in NYS. Jags, 120s.140s, C and D types, mustangs, AC Bristol and maybe even a Porsche for good measure….

will arrive at approx. 10:00 am for a 2-21/2 hr. tour, then drive to Lanzis on the Lake restaurant for lunch on your own, after lunch, we will take a scenic ride back toward Utica and stop at wards for and ice cream cool down, then everyone can head home. APPROX  TOUR  TIME 8-4:30


Mark Schultz did this tour 5 years ago and if you missed it then, here is another chance!!!!


More details will be along shortly


Total cost is a donation  of $10.00 per person to the Saratoga auto museum it will be collected at the door

Lunch cost is on your own

Ice cream stop is on your own


Details. to follow! Save the date!!!!!




FYI  from  hcpblog.pca.org/jim-taylors-garage-a-sensory-overload/


By Gary Richards

Sensory Overload [Sen-suh-ree oh-ver-lohd]. Noun

1) A condition in which one or more of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment;

2) Jim Taylor’s Garage!

It’s a 30,000-foot warehouse located just outside of Gloversville, NY.  You enter through a somewhat cluttered office, past a desk piled high with papers.  Once inside, what you see is a mind-boggling collection of over 100 vehicles displayed in a swirling eclectic style punctuated with old gas pumps, trophies, posters, autographed guitars, neon signs and antique jukeboxes.  This is Jim Taylor’s garage.

As you gaze at the cars (there are over 25 makes represented), it’s hard to know where to begin.  Fortunately, on a recent trip to the garage, organized by the Saratoga Automobile Museum as part of its Spring Auto Show Weekend, Mr. Taylor was on hand to guide a private tour of his collection.

It seems there’s a story behind every vehicle — many of them written by Mr. Taylor himself.  His vehicles don’t sit gathering dust; he displays them at some of most prestigious concours in the world… and he drives them.  He’s raced from Beijing to Paris in a 1941 Buick.  There was the year spent driving a Ferrari 599 across North America to promote the brand, simultaneously raising money for the Ronald McDonald house.  He’s currently contemplating shipping a Jag replica once owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason to the Caribbean for a road rally.   While he’s driven on virtually every continent it’s just as likely you’ll see him pulling into the Auto Museum in Saratoga in one of his cars.

Mr. Taylor’s collection may not be the world’s largest [that distinction goes to the Sultan of Brunei who owns over 7000 cars, including 452 Ferraris]; but, it includes many rare and one of a kind vehicles.  On the floor, not too far from a couple of Chevy Corvairs, sits an Aston-Martin once owned by Eric Clapton.  There’s the old Ford truck, long ago used for revival meetings, and there’s a very different side of Ford- two GT’s and four Hertz Mustangs built for the execs at Hertz Rental, to mention just a few of the Mustangs in the garage.  Mr. Taylor’s passion seems to be Jaguars; there are close to thirty in the collection.  Of course, there are also a couple of vintage fire trucks, a taxi and popcorn wagon.  There is one vehicle with two wheels — Evel Knievel’s last motorcycle.

Mr. Taylor, the Chairman and C.E.O. of the Taylor Group [boating products, not Golf clubs] located in Gloversville, NY is a local guy with a great commitment to the local community. He sits on a number of boards and was a founding director of the Auto Museum.   The museum was created with an eye on staging a Coucours d’Elegance in the Spa City.  In Mr. Taylor’s words, “Eventually I’d like to get back to the idea of a Saratoga Concours. Amelia Island and Pebble Beach, California are the premier events in the nation, but with our setting, I think we could develop a world-class event as well.”  With Mr. Taylor’s passion for cars and knowing what’s in his garage, that would be quite an event.





AUGUST 19th  (Sunday)


BOB’s BARBECUE   Route 281  North of Homer NY.

Just bring yourselves and the car,  the club is covering the dinner for our members and guest.
Plenty of choice space on the grass  to park our cars and they have a great pavilion that we have reserved.
   RAIN DATE:   –   (just in case)  will be the 26th.
RSVP me at williamkohnke@gmail.com
so I have a count to give them plus if we need to use the rain date so I can email you back.

There is no Charity Auction planned this year so we will be asking for donations of $10  to put towards the Charity Fund.
The Board is also soliciting suggestions from the members of the next charity our region to will support.

September 7, 8 & 9    2018

Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen, NY,

Friday   Downtown is the place to be…

Saturday/ Sunday  8&9    Vintage Racers take to the track.   WE have a Great viewing area at the exit of the Bus Stop.  Bring a chair and beverage of choice.
weather permitting we will have hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill plus the usual fare.    Stop By  and join us there.   Lost? My cell is 607-222-5904.

October 7th
CNY is sponsoring a Street Survival for new drivers in Utica at the Air Base
Thanks to a lot of work and planning from Dennis Hesse.
Instructors needed

The usual Fall driving event has been cancelled for this year.  The planner had something come up.   Possibly we could get together for a nice fall drive and end up at a nice place to dine and compare stories?    Anybody have some ideas?

November 10th
Fall Business Meeting.    at the Hathaway House   Details to come.

Thank You All
Bill Kohnke CNY pres

Euro Car Show 2018

Hi folks – its coming up soon – the Euro Car Show 2018!
We have always had a good showing of Porsches for this event – lets see if we can have the most car per car club again!


Here is the registration form and details on the event.

Hope to see you there – Chris White

Tech Session at Detail Johnny

Info on upcoming tech session at Detail Johnny’s courtesy of Rich Ertinger:

Now that the snow is melting it’s time to start preparing to get our cars back on the road.  Based on it’s popularity last year we are once again holding a tech session centered on the cosmetics of car care.  We have scheduled a detailing clinic for those interested in concourse preparation or for those who just want to make their rides shine.  We have timed it so you’ll be able to get your car ready for our club’s big spring event, the Cobweb Concourse, which is scheduled for one week after the clinic.

When:  Saturday May 5th
We will start the session at 9:30 am with a meet and greet and enjoy coffee and donuts.  John  will begin his demonstrations at 10:00, and at noon we’ll break for pizza.  After lunch John will be available for additional tutorials and one-on-one consultations.

Where:  Detail Johnny
101 Johnson Street
East Syracuse, NY  13057
John Cannizzaro  (“Detail Johnny”) has been perfecting his craft for more than 20 years and has built a reputation in Central NY as a premier detailer, servicing corporate accounts as well as private owners.  He is experienced and talented in all aspects of car detailing and will share some of those skills with our members.  For driving directions and to see more about the services John can provide I encourage you to visit his website at www.detailjohnny.com

What:  Based on input from those who attended last year John will be covering a variety of topics, including:
– Clay barring
– Dr. Colorchip paint touchups
– Leather care
– Engine bay detailing

– Glass cleaning/sealants

** Please reply to event chair Rich Ertinger at rertinge@twcny.rr.com or call him at 315-263-5672 before 4/30/18 to register your attendance so we can plan for enough food.

** Bring a folding lawn chair.

**  Bring a non-perishable food item for the Central NY Food Bank.

Street Survival – Driving School for Young Adults hosted by CNY PCA

CNY is putting on its first Street Survival event on April 29th 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.

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)


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

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.

Oktoberfest 2016

Dust Off Your Lederhosen and Practice Your Yodeling

On August 6th and 7th the Central New York German-American Society will hold the 56th Annual Great Syracuse Oktoberfest at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, and we have again been invited to display our Porsches. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the German heritage of our very special cars. The event takes place from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm both days; arrive when you can on either or both days and pharmacy ethics canada leave when you want. They have set aside a nice grassy area for us to display our Porsches which is close to all the action. The Oktoberfest offers great entertainment, including traditional German folk dancers, bands, and singers, as well as German food, beer, wine and tasty desserts. industrial pharmacy courses in canada Bring your car, an appetite for fun, and lawn chairs. Admission and parking are free. For more information on buycialisonline-treated the Oktoberfest visit their website at www.germanamericanscny.com which will provide event schedules and driving directions.

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For further information contact Rich Ertinger at rertinge@twcny.rr.com or 315-263-5672.

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informal car show.

They usually have a good showing and a good time!

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