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Eurocar Carshow 2016

Eurocar 2016 – Hosted by the MG Club

Father’s Day ~Sunday, June 19, 2016~ 9

AM to 3 PM

Lorenzo State Historic Site, Routes 13 & 20 Cazenovia, NY

Always a classy event with many fine European autos – lets do our part and fill the Porsche section up with our members cars!!

More info at http://cny.mgcarclub.com/default.html


2016 CNY Autocross Calendar

The autocross season is here .  We have 4 schedule events beginning with Cherry Valley June 26 and yes the Corvette guys & gals have been invited  if they dare to show up .  As matter of fact they have been invited to all  4 events with the challenge taking place at the Aug,6 event . The  5 fasted  times from each club we be averaged , fastest time wins . We will give them a chance to redeem them selves Sept. 18 in Corning but it  will not count for the challenge .

Autocross dates will be:

June 26  at Cherry Valley Motorsport Track    –  4930 Route 20,  Lafayette, NY

July 17   Corning Community College  Parking Lot . Directions to follow .

August 6  Cherry Valley Motorsports park     Sat. date !

Sept 18  Corning Community College Parking lot.


The Cherry Valley events will be a 9:00am registration or check in ,  we are asking that people pre register so we can load the computer with your info prior to the event .  Yes even the Corvettes will be invited to pre register .  ( I know I know we’ll have special folder in the computer for them ) Will save Gil a lot of time . Practice  will begin as soon as we get set up around 10 am .

Drivers meeting ( there will  be a special test for all the Corvette drivers ) and first car off 11:00am

When registering Please include :

• name of driver

• Year model of car (class will be assigned )

• Preference of car number if you like .


Send to either my self : darm911@windstream.net or Gil at :  Carol Wistrup <cgw611@twcny.rr.com>


Things will start a little later at 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 !  (fifty dollar bills only no change )  Ok Ok not true !  Entry fees will be collected at the event .




Hajny Tech 2016


Hajny Tech Session

53 Valley St, Endwell NY


For those that have been to one of John’s “tech” sessions know how informal and informational John can be – as well as very entertaining! John is a hands on craftsmen with great fabrication skills and he knows his way around a Porsche and around a race track.

Bring any questions and john will take a shot at an answer.

Here is John’s blurb on his event:

Beers from the local Farmhouse Brewery in Owego will be provided. Locally sourced ingredients in interesting combinations, brewed right in Tioga county. Fresh, clean, subtle, and delicious. This from a life-long and unapologetic beer snob. Gourmet pizza from local legend Nirchi’s Pizza. Lots of cars, parts, projects, and people. Plenty of time to eat & drink, visit, peruse, chat, and generally hang out and have a great time.

2016 CNY PCA Annual Charity Dinner and Auction

2016 CNY PCA Annual Charity Dinner and Auction

Our club’s highlight for the social calendar has always been a dinner and auction which is the primary fund raiser for the charity we support each year. The charity we are supporting for 2016-2017 is Hope House in Utica, NY, website is hopehouseutica.com which is a non-profit organization established in 1990. The home is for the hungry and homeless people in the Utica area that can come to have a meal and be safe off the streets. As a club we will be able to volunteer for a meal, a day or whatever volunteer activities they may have for us.

The details of this year’s dinner and auction are as follows:

When: Saturday April 2, 2016

Cocktails, & Auction preview 6:00 – 7:00pm

Seated Dinner 7:00 – 8:00pm

Auction: 8:00 -10:00pm

Where: Springside Inn, Owasco Lake

6141 West Lake Road

Route 38 south

Auburn, NY 13021

Cost: $35 per person

Cash Bar

Meal Choices: ( all include garden salad with house dressing, rolls/butter, dessert, coffee / tea )

1.Roast sirloin of beef served with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus

2. Chicken Cordon Bleu served with rice pilaf and asparagus

3.Roasted salmon finished in a cucumber dill cream sauce served with rice pilaf and asparagus

Please bring: One or more items of value to be auctioned off to fellow PCA members for the benefit of Hope House in Utica, NY. New or used items, crafts and gift certificates are welcome.

Lodging (should you choose not to drive home after the banquet):

The Springside Inn does not have any rooms available that night.

The Holiday Inn at 75 North Street in Auburn is offering discounted rooms for the night of 4/2 with a free breakfast. A standard room is $109.00 plus 13% taxes and a king room is $119.00 plus taxes. Call the Holiday inn before 3/25/16 at 315- 253-4531 and tell them you are part of the CNY Porsche Club reserve code “POR” to obtain the special rates.


Please mail charity chair person Jeannette Rockdashil

280 County Route 23

Constantia, NY 13044

with your reservation, check (made out to CNY PCA) and what your meal choice(s) is. I can also be reached at 315-806-9410.

Mitch’s tech session


Mitch VanNordstrand is again opening his garage to CNY members so that we all have a place to go and fantasize about what we can do when the snow disappears and the salt gets washed away.
Mitch has a large, heated work shop complete with a lift, wash bay and paint booth with lots of room for us to hang out. Bring a folding chair if you want to make yourself comfortable!

Beth and Mitch have stocked up on some Brats and German sides from their favorite German Butcher, Mitch has requested a cash donation to be made to their local Food Bank. BYOB!
Come join us for what promises to be a very informative and fun day!! Mitch always has some great cars in his garage for us to look at! Please RSVP to Mitch so he knows how many people are coming.

WHEN: March 19, 2014, Saturday 9:00 AM until ?

WHERE: The garage of Mitch VanNordstrand, 40 South Lake Road, DeRuyter

(directions below).

RSVP: internaut2002@yahoo.com


From Syracuse – Go to Route 80 in Tully and head East towards Fabius. Go past Togenberg and past Highland Forest.
At the next intersection (a 4-way stop), turn Right onto DeRuyter Road. Stay on this road past the lake. On your left as you near the end of the lake, you will pass the foundation of an old barn. Take the next left onto South Lake Road. Go past Middle Lake Road on your right. You will pass 2 houses on the right. The next driveway on the right is ours. Watch for the 2 large boulders with pine trees and 2 large red barns. Go to the second barn–the biggest one.
From Binghamton (South) – Take Route 81 North to the Cortland Exit for Route 13. Turn Right on Route 13 North. Stay on Route 13 past Truxton and into DeRuyter. In DeRuyter, turn left to stay on Route 13. As you go out of DeRuyter past the Big M Market, take the next Left onto Middle Lake Road. Go to the end of this road and turn Right onto South Lake Road. You will pass 2 houses on the right. The next driveway on the right is ours. Watch for the 2 large boulders with pine trees and 2 large red barns. Go to the second barn–the biggest one.

From Ithaca – Take Route 13 to Cortland and follow the directions above.

Need Help: Call Mitch at 315 852-1133

CNY Fall Tour 2015 Program

For those interested in the Fall Tour here

is the Fall Tour Program!

Fall Tour 2015 info

CNY PCA Elections 2015

Hi Pcar people, the nomination committee has done their thing and we have a slate of members running for office. The 2015 BALLOT is at the bottom of this page.

Please check the box for the person you want to vote for and email the ballot to ballot@cnypca.org. if you click on the pdf file there is an email option on the upper left (looks like an envelope). Click on that and it will help you email the ballot.


There is also a ‘regular’ mail option on the ballot with address on the ballot.


The ballot needs to be returned by the end of the day on 11/1/2015.


If you have any questions or would like me to email you a ballot directly please let me know at president@cnypca.org

The ballot will also be available on the CNY website.


It would be a good idea to print out your ballot and keep a copy.



Chris White



Treasurers resumes


Dear CNYPCA Members,

I am honored to have been nominated to serve our region as Treasurer for 2015-2017.

I want to tell you about myself and my qualifications for the position of Treasurer of CNYPCA.

My husband Ed and I joined the Porsche Club of America in 1999 when we purchased our first Porsche, a yellow 1987 944S.  We still own that car which is now used mostly for Driver’s Education events.  Our other Porsches include a 1986 928 and a 1995 968.  We also own an Audi S5 which I have tracked once.  My current track car when not driving the 944S is a blue Mustang Cobra convertible.

We enjoy participating in many CNY and other regions’ events such as Driver’s Education, autocross, rally, concours, the charity auction, tours, tech sessions, and other social gatherings.  I am currently a Driver’s Education national instructor.  In the past several years, Ed and I co-host  the annual SVRA vintage race weekend CNY picnic at Watkins Glen.  I have also served as Registrar for Zone One which covers the 18 or so regional clubs in the northeast and Canada.

I have also been active in the Glen Region Sports Car Club of America where I served as Treasurer.  As Treasurer I oversaw an annual operating budget of $300,000.  My responsibilities included managing all aspects of the club’s financial records including races, track rental, autocross, banquets, rallies, donations, charitable contributions, insurance, receipts and disbursements, and investments utilizing Quickbooks computer software.

In my professional life, I retired after 30 years in law enforcement to change careers to become the Director of the Emergency Communications Center for Tompkins County.  After 7 years, I retired again and now work for a not for profit transportation company for senior and disabled persons.

Thank you for your consideration,

Lin Hurd




Bruce is the current Treasurer and has served CNY for the past 2 years.  He is particularly well suited for the position as he has been a CPA for 35 years.  After graduating from Cornell University with BS and MBA degrees, he worked in his chosen field since 1977 and opened his own firm in LaFayette 20 years ago.

Bruce is a 10-year PCA member who grew up in CNY.  Married with two grown children, he is an admitted “motorhead”, with a broad-ranging interest in automobiles, and is most proud of his beautifully-prepared 1984 944.  He spent many hours bringing this car back to prime condition.  His interest in cars began before junior high, racing karts in high school and getting his first motorcycle at 15 and still owning his 1968 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle purchased in college.  This background, and his 2004 acquisition of a very rough 944, prepared him for his involvement in PCA.

Bruce enjoys many of the events CNY offers particularly driver’s education which he has participated since 2005, concours, social events including planning & hosting the summer CNYPCA picnic’s with Sue Penny the past 2 years, and especially meeting and interacting with our CNY members as well as those from other PCA regions.  He is a firm believer in “It’s not just the cars, it’s the people.”

He also summarizes the accounting and prepares the Zone 1 tax return.

Bruce states that he would like to serve CNY as Treasurer for the next 2 years.

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on 9/12/15 Cantech Automotive will be having their final “Cars and Coffee” get together from 8-12 am

Rocco has been http://celebrexonline-pharmacy.com/ a long time supporter of our Porsche community and if you haven’t seen his shop its worth the trip to take a look and to chat with other car people.

Cantech Automotive


6267 East Taft Rd

North Syracuse NY 13212


Fall Tour 2015

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Lake Placid NY October 2, 3 & 4th

The plans for the 2015 CNY PCA Fall Tour are coming together, we is 20mg cialis safe are finishing up the details but we have the ‘big picture’ items all set.

The 3rd and 4th is Oktoberfest weekend at Whiteface Mountain Ski area – what could be better than a German festival during the fall foliage weekend? http://www.whiteface.com/events/oktoberfest

We will be starting viagraed-noprescription from Syracuse on Friday morning with a lunch stop on the way up to Lake Placid. At Lake Placid we will be staying at the Wildwood Motel http://www.wildwoodmotel.com/


Wildwood is holding several rooms at a special rate until Labor Day – please call them with you reservation as soon as possible.

Wildwood on theLake

2135 Saranac Ave

Lake Placid N.Y. 12946



Standard Lakeside/ Lakeview Rooms with 2 queen beds – Rate is 128 per night plus tax.

Specialty Accommodations.

# 115 – 2 queen beds, Whirlpool tub ( 40 gallon & Fireplace. – Rate is 158 per night plus tax – Lakeview

# 116 – 1 King bed, Whirlpool tub ( 40 gallon & Fireplace – Rate is 158 per night – Lakeview

# 134 – 1 King , whirlpool,( standard tub) & Fireplace – Rate is 148 per night plus tax – Lakeside

# Cottage 118 – King bed, Whirlpool, Fireplace, Kitchenette – Over lake-fed pool – Rate 168 per night plus tax

# Cottage 107 – 2 bedroom, 1 bath , full kitchen & Living area with a Franklin stove – @ 225 per night plus tax

# Cottage 108 – 2 bedroom , 2 bath , full kitchen, Living area with a fireplace @ 225 per night plus tax.


As we get closer to the date we will be sending out details on the starting point / time, lunch stop, dinner arrangements and details on Oktoberfest.


Please respond to Bill Kohnke with yourRSVP – williamkohnke@gmail.com


Thanks! Hope to see you there


Chris White – President CNY PCA

Porsche vs Corvette

Mr Darminio has, in his own inimitable fashion, send a special notice over to our friends at the Syracuse Corvette Club regarding the once famous and now recently resurrected Porsche vs Corvette autocross challenge!

After an invitation like that we had better be on our best game for the next event – 8/23/15!   info on Autocross here

From Mike to Corvette Club:

Yes Virginia there was a Corvette Challenge  in the past !


The Porsche factory sent over there top engineer !


And yes there was forced beer drinking ! (After the event ) Losers were given beer to easy the pain !  Yes his shirt reads ” Junk the Porsche’s ”


(Ed Sutton)

Once again at the same track another challenge to take down the mighty fiberglass pigs !  Yes I said it Pigs !  8 cylinders my butt !  Bring it !!!!

Central New York Porsche Club Of America