Category Archives: Activities

What’s better than Porsche’s and racing? BRUNCH!!

Folks, I am hoping to see many of you at this event at the Saratoga Auto Museum on Sunday the 28th. There is still space available. There will be great food, your friends (old and new), and I hear there … Continue reading

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October D&D: die Fahrt zum Oktoberfest

By Bryan Hollenbaugh — What a great way to wrap up this season’s Drive & Dines, with a leaf-peeping excursion into the Catskill Mountains, where the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort was hosting it’s annual Oktoberfest!  Plenty of Fall colors to enjoy … Continue reading

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HCP Weekend Getaway: Enjoying the slow of Stowe

By Bryan Hollenbaugh – You could not have asked for more perfect weather for a HCP weekend getaway!   While Vermont has yet to feel the crisp Fall air or witness the exuberance of color from its seemingly endless supply of … Continue reading

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August D&D: Road trip to RPM

By Bryan Hollenbaugh — A fantastic August day for a PCA Drive & Dine to Vergennes, Vermont!  Mother Nature seemed to be at peace with the perfect mixture of sun, breeze, and countryside as 18 cars participated in a road … Continue reading

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Covered bridges and a brewery

By Bryan Hollenbaugh — This past Sunday, I decided I wanted to accomplish three things… 1) Go for a lengthy drive;  2) Enjoy lunch at a relaxing, no rush place at a scenic location; and 3) Track down several covered … Continue reading

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Enjoying Rural Schenectady County

By Gary Richards — Our Porsche is not a daily driver; but, since I hate letting it sit in the driveway for any length of time, I sometimes take it to run errands.  Truth be told, even though I’m in … Continue reading

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July D&D: Roadside attractions in the Catskills

By Bryan Hollenbaugh —  You simply could not ask for a better day for a Drive & Dine in late July; warm, a bit overcast, and barely a breeze.  That was motivation enough to create our own breeze through the … Continue reading

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July D&D – “Must See Attractions” in the Catskills

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 22nd, as Andy Dorman & Amanda Brinke have planned a great route for our upcoming July drive.  You’re invited to relive a 1950’s road trip, complete with roadside attractions!  We will meet at the Price … Continue reading

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A perfect day for a picnic

You could not have asked for a better day for the annual HCP picnic, held June 11,  at Saratoga Spa State Park.  With 58 cars shined and ready to be shown off, this was perhaps one of the most well-attended … Continue reading

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Driving the Cabot Trail

By Bryan Hollenbaugh — We’re fresh off a 2,600-mile adventure through some of the Maritime Provinces of Canada; exploring New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.   And, as you might imagine, there are a dozen pieces I could write … Continue reading

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May D&D: Lake Placid and The Wild Center

By Bryan Hollenbaugh The Adirondacks provide the perfect setting for putting the marvels of our cars to the test.  Numerous twists and turns, through boundless crags speckled with short-lived straightaways as you buzz past wild turkeys or an occasional backpacker … Continue reading

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Nothing to Do… And All Day to Do It

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By Bryan Hollenbaugh One of the by-products of owning a performance car is the sense of restlessness and the insatiable urge to be behind the wheel. So it should come as no surprise when I had a Saturday with nothing … Continue reading

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Club Visits Historic Kingston and the Maritime Museum

“Then came one of the savages that swarn away from us at going up the river with many others, thinking to betray us.  But we perceived their intent and suffered none of them to enter our ship.  Where upon two … Continue reading

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Update: May’s Overnight Drive and Dine to Placid and the Wild Center

  Good news- all the more reason to consider what should be a great get-away to Lake Placid.  Contrary to info on the Wild Center website, the Wild Walk platform with its views of the Adirondacks will be open to … Continue reading

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April Drive and Dine: Kingston’s Historic Waterfront-Maritime Museum

  Our first drive and dine is set! Get ready for a great road trip to the Historic Rondout Waterfront of Kingston, NY, on Sunday, April 23rd.  We will all meet at 9:30 am, at the Panera Bread location, at 241 … Continue reading

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February’s Drive and Dine: Back to The Roaring 20’s

Join Andy Dorman and Amanda Brinke at Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Speakeasy Review and step back in time for an evening’s entertainment 1920’s style.  The Review is packed with chills and thrills, music and dancing, and magic and comedy- all wrapped … Continue reading

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Monthly Dinner-Business Meeting Date Announced

Here’s a list of Club dinner-business meeting dates and sites for 2017.  This info can also be found on the blog calendar. No meeting January and February.  All meetings are on Monday unless noted.  Monday meetings begin at 6:30 pm. … Continue reading

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The New Year is Here: First Drive and Dine of the Season is Scheduled

Kick off HCP’s 2017 activities calendar and join your fellow club members for Sunday Brunch @ the finish line of the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday January 29 from 10:30-2:40 pm.  This event will be held … Continue reading

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HCP Members Come Together for Annual Banquet

It was a long and winding road, er, driveway, that brought 120 HCP members to Malozzi’s Clubhouse for the 2016 edition of the Club’s annual banquet.  A cocktail hour and a chance to socialize gave way to an excellent dinner … Continue reading

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HCP’s Weekend Get-Away: 2016 Edition

Clayton, New York:  Birthplace of 1000 Island Dressing and the destination for 2016’s HCP Get-away weekend.  Actually, the Iroquois arrived in the area a bit ahead of the Club, hunting and fishing in the region as early as 700 AD.  … Continue reading

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Leaf Peepers: HCP’s October Drive and Dine

Bryan and Joyce Hollenbaugh have a way of picking great roads and places to eat.  How they managed to arrange for a top-down day going into the last part of October- they still have to explain that.  Notwithstanding an explanation … Continue reading

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The Last Cars and Coffee?

Say it ain’t so Christian.*  Say it ain’t the last Cars and Coffee of the season.  The rain  held off and the temperature rose into the mid-sixties as four-score or more people hied themselves to Porsche of Clifton Park for the … Continue reading

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Club Members Come Together for One Moe Time

Moe’s Mexican was on the menu for October’s business-dinner meeting hosted by Porsche of Clifton Park, the last such meeting for 2016.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that members were braving a most unwelcomed six inch snow storm to … Continue reading

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October Drive and Dine: Leaf Peeping Through the Catskills

The changing of the season is upon us and one of the true jewels of living in our region comes with the changing of the leaves.  To enjoy this annual spectacle, we’ve scheduled a terrific D&D over the Helderberg escarpment … Continue reading

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Rural Albany and Schoharie Counties

If you’re looking for a longer drive, here’s one that will take the good part of a day, especially if you take in some of the sights along the route. Should be great in leaf season. It starts across from … Continue reading

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Saratoga Auto Museum Hosts Monthly Dinner-Business Meeting

He’s written a book on model railroading and worked with the Tour de France; but he’s best known for his career in auto racing.  Starting as an amateur sports car racer, Sam Posey established himself as one of America’s racing … Continue reading

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Lime Rock Historic Festival 34 – Sunday in the Park

Thanks to the folks at Lime Rock for providing a look at this year’s festival.  Tropical storm Hermine stayed away, the skies were blue and the cars were outrageous. All photos by Greg Clark and Casey Keil except Russ Truelove … Continue reading

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Helderberg Jaunt

If you’re looking to get out in your car on a nice day and don’t have a lot of time, here’s a relatively short drive into the Helderbergs.  It starts in Albany across from Stuyvesant Plaza can end either in … Continue reading

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What a Drive!

A drive of not much more than five minutes.  It will cost you fifteen bucks, twenty if you have a passenger. Is the 5.2 mile trip to the top of Mt. Equinox on Skyline Drive, the longest private paved toll … Continue reading

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Fall Get-Away Announced: 1000 Islands Weekend

This year for our Fall Getaway we are going to the 1000 Islands!  The trip will begin on Friday afternoon, October 28th with a pleasant drive to Clayton, NY where we will check in to the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel.  (http://www.1000islandsharborhotel.com)  Our … Continue reading

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September Drive and Dine: Lime Rock Historic Festival 34

Join us on September’s Drive to Lime Rock Park for Sunday in the Park and Historic Festival 34; then finish the day with a optional meal at the Black Rabbit Bar and Grille.  Day starts at 7:45 am, ends at 4:30… … Continue reading

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Polo: August’s Drive and Dine [Without the Drive!]

August Drive & Dine – Sunday August 14, 2016, 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.  Welcome to SARATOGA POLO!  Barrantes Cup Tournament Finals this SUNDAY AT 5:30PM August 14, 2016  This event will be held at Saratoga Polo Field at the Whitney Field, 2 … Continue reading

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Glenville Hills – Charlton Drive

Following up on Paul Budlong’s Adirondack Drive [March 2016], here’s another drive that should appeal to members looking for some interesting roads.  It runs up and down the ridgeline that stretches along the Mohawk River from Schenectady to Amsterdam and ventures … Continue reading

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July’s Monthly Meeting Offers Look at New 718

Porsche of Clifton Park was the venue for July’s monthly meeting- a chance for members to socialize, dine on fried chicken, catch up on Club news and get a look at Porsche’s new 718 Boxster.  The customary reports from the Club’s … Continue reading

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July Event Details Released: Race Cars and Race Horses

July Drive & Dine – Saturday July 23, 2016, 6:00A.M. – ?:?? P.M.  Drive to Lime Rock Park  Porscheplatz hospitality tent to watch in comfort the 2016 IMSA Weather Tech Sportcar Championship Race,  then finishing the day with a optional meal at Black Rabbit Bar and … Continue reading

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June’s Car and Coffee: Test Drive the New 911 Turbo

“It’s better in every way.”  That’s the assessment of the new 911 turbo from Jeff  Robillard, a man who knows his Porsches.  Jeff, who has been an instructor with Porsche’s U.S. Sports Driving Program since its inception, was in the … Continue reading

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Annual Picnic Draws Large Crowd Despite Chilly Weather

There were no reported cases of hypothermia and the white flecks flying through the air were probably from plants and not snowflakes; still many wished for long johns, and down parkas were the day’s fashion statement.  Hard to believe nearly … Continue reading

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A Feast for the Eyes at New Country’s May Cars and Coffee

Porsche, Ferrari, MG, Oh My!  Travelers along the Yellow Brick Road found themselves, not in Oz, but at New Country Porsche for May’s Cars and Coffee event.  The weather was hot but so were the cars.  Sprinkle a curvaceous Ferrari … Continue reading

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Club Heads to Cooperstown for May D&D

What would Natty Bumppo have thought: twelve Porsches winding their way through Leatherstocking Country towards Cooperstown, NY, the destination for May’s HCP-PCA Drive and Dine.  Cooperstown,  which began with William Cooper’s purchase of 10,000 acres of land along Otsego Lake … Continue reading

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Members Gather for May Dinner Meeting

Over forty HCP-PCA members gathered for May’s monthly dinner meeting at German Auto Parts in Halfmoon to socialize, catch up on club news and to hear owner Mark Davidson describe what German Auto Parts has to offer to club members. … Continue reading

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A Successful April Drive and Dine

The reviews are in- the April Drive and Dine was great success.  With some drivers starting at R&D Automotive  in Albany and others joining the caravan along the way, eighteen Porsches found their way to Poughkeepsie, NY and Dyson Racing- … Continue reading

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New 911 Unveiled at Auto Museum

HCP members were well represented among the over three hundred people who ventured to the Saratoga Auto Museum on April 8th for the unveiling of Porsche’s new 911, hosted by Porsche of Clifton Park.  The event was the area’s first look at … Continue reading

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Coming Attraction: May Drive and Dine to Cooperstown

Don’t miss a great trip to Cooperstown led by Bryan and Joyce Hollenbaugh.  Here’s Bryan’s description of what they have planned… Spend the day in scenic Cooperstown, NY. Whether you’re in it for the scenic drive (great back roads along … Continue reading

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Monthly Meeting Goes On Despite Weather

April is the cruelest month- T.S. Eliot… It felt like a betrayal.  Almost six inches of snow after a winter of record warmth.  Porsches confined to garages or sitting in driveways, covered with snow.  But, not enough snow to keep … Continue reading

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A Great Adirondack Drive

With cars coming out of storage it’s time to start thinking about great drives in our area- you know- more than the trip to the local market or hardware store.  Here Paul Budlong describes one of his favorites- a hour … Continue reading

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Cars and Coffee Kicks Off Season

Sunny skies and temperatures well above average produced March Madness of a different kind as Porsche of Clifton Park hosted its first Cars and Coffee event of the season on Saturday, 3/11.   The event, taking place a month earlier than … Continue reading

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HCP Welcomes New Members

HCP-PCA welcomed thirty-eight new members at the Club’s annual new member luncheon held at the Century House in Latham on March 5th.  The thirty-eight attending were part of a 2015-2016 “freshman” class of forty-seven that pushed total club membership to over … Continue reading

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Activities Chair Announces Club Events for Season

Activities chair, Louis Dahoda, has released this year’s Club activities calendar.  You can find  events using the calendar feature of our blog. Or, if you rather see all the events on one printable page, here they are in PDF format.  Just click the link:  2016 … Continue reading

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Brunch at Prime Kicks off 2016 Season

Even though many of our cars may be hibernating for the winter, HCP’s 2016 season is underway.  On the last day of January, club members journeyed to Prime at Saratoga National to enjoy brunch and to watch the conclusion of … Continue reading

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Drive and Dines for January and February Announced

Louis Dahoda, HCP activities chair, is hard at work on a series of Drive and Dines that will make for an entertaining 2016 Club season.  Here’s information on the first two events Louis has planned:  January Drive & Dine – Sunday … Continue reading

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