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Observation Report for April 7th 2024

Twenty-four hours before the celestial spectacle of the total eclipse, the CNYPCA congregated to inaugurate the opening of Watkins Glen Speedway in their signature style – with a spirited rally. Despite a crisp chill in the air, the sun radiated warmth and brightness, setting the perfect tone for the occasion. Gathering at Kohls in Ithaca, twenty vehicles convened where the day’s regulations and routes were meticulously outlined. A diverse array of Porsches, ranging from the classic 914 to the timeless 911s, adorned the gathering. Notably, the convoy was led by an unconventional “cousin,” the Audi R8, adding a dash of variety to the mix. Blessed with picturesque routes winding through the majestic mountains between Watkins Glen and Ithaca, the kickoff to the 2024 season couldn’t have been more auspicious. Upon arrival at Watkins Glen Speedway, the group was greeted with open arms and whisked on an exhilarating tour of the race track. With a blend of novice enthusiasts and seasoned drivers, the convoy followed the pace car with gusto, embodying the essence of those fortunate enough to grace Watkins Glen’s hallowed grounds. Undoubtedly, this spirited start marks the beginning of yet another remarkable year for CNYPCA enthusiasts.