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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





                    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

Eurocar 2018

Eurocar coverage news from Dick Jeffers – thanks to Dick for organizing this for our club!


Eurocar: There were 38 Porsches and 23 VWs on the field, but VW got the award for most club representatives. I think that many VWs who pre-registered did not show up. Also some PCA members probably neglected to note their club affiliation on the registration form. However, there were several Porsches that I did not identify as PCA members. Next year I will try to get PCA applications into the packets of non-members. There was a big problem with cars being put in the incorrect classes. Some Porsches even were classified as VWs! I have volunteered to review all Porsche registrations prior to next year’s event to correct this problem. The official winners list has not been published yet, but I recorded the following (names in brackets are a guess based on what I heard):


Class 14:

1st Bill Noroski 356

2nd Bob Chevako 356

3rd Peter (Korn) 356


Class 15:

1st Mark Malfitano 911 C2S

2nd Glen George 911S

3rd Gerard Reginelli 911S


Class 16:

1sr Mike (Sastra) Boxster

2nd Chad Wilcox 911 Carrera

3rd Mike (Cermo) Cayman S