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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!


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)

Watkins Glen Opening Day – April 6th

On April 6th the CNY PCA is planning drive  to the Watkins Glen Opening Weekend Event.

The drive will start from Dryden Hotel at 9AM – feel free to meet with others for breakfast before 9 and then drive as a group over to Watkins Glen Racetrack for a 10 AM track tour. The cost for the 3 lap track tour is $25.

The proceeds from the track tour will be going to the Nascar Foundation and local charities.

After meeting up at the Dryden Hotel the group will drive to Watkins Glen and enjoy parade laps around the track. After the parade laps we are all free to do as we please for lunch!

Current PCA CNY Calendar

Here is the current CNY calendar as of 3/25/19 – details will be updated as they become available.

This is also available on the PCA CNY google calendar – more details in an upcoming post!

 

April 1        Register for   ZONE 1 48 Hours DE – at the Glen For May 17-18-19, for signup goto –  www.clubregistration.net

4/6               OPENING DAY at WGI – Caravan over to Watkins Glen from the Dryden Hotel for a few laps around the track in your own car. Leaving the Dryden Hotel Parking lot by 9:00 am sharp for 10:00 on the track.

4/20             PORSCHE HERSHEY SWAP MEET (CPA) – The largest Porsche only swap meet and car show in the East.

4/28             STREET SURVIVAL in Utica

MAY

5/11             Tech Session  at DETAIL JOHNNIES – 10:00am 101 Johnson St   East Syracuse, NY 13057

5/17-19        *ZONE 1 48 HOURS WGI

5/30-6/2        *ZONE 1 CLASH WGI 

JUNE

6/8               COBWEB CONCOUR at Porsche of Syracuse – CNY’s annual  Car show. This year we will be outside weather permitting. With parking inside the mall if needed. Lunch there

6/16             EUROCAR  more info coming

6/28-30        IMSA WGI weekend at the Glen – Sahlen’s 6 hours race CNY has a campsite trackside and popups

6/29             1000 ISLAND CONCOUR

JULY-

7/20                NY SAFTY TRACK – We are planning a tour with Hudson Champlain PCA to this track –  more details later

7/21-7/27     *NATIONAL PARADE 

AUGUST

8/10             CNY PICNIC – Bob’s BBQ Homer NY

8/17             CNY PICNIC RAIN DATE

SEPTEMBER-

 9/6-8           VINTAGE RACE WGI – CNY has a campsite trackside and popups

9/20-22        *ZONE 1 RALLY & CONCOUR

9/28-29        OPEN WEEKEND 

OCTOBER-

10/5-6            *ZONE 1 AUTOCROSS 

10/5               OKTOBERFEST

10/6               STREET SURVIVAL

10/19             *ZONE 1 PORSCHE’S ON THE BOARDWALK 

Nov Dec.

11/                 ANNUAL DINNER 

12/                 HOLIDAY PARTY 

Central New York Porsche Summer events 2018

Central New York Porsche Summer events

Things to Do and Places to Be

 

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

SAVE THE DATE!!!!

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SATURDAY,AUGUST 11TH 8:00 am

 

                    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!!!!!

 

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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.

 

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AUGUST 19th  (Sunday)

 11:30 AM       ANNUAL CNY CLUB PICNIC / BBQ


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
williamkohnke@gmail.com

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)