Category Archives: Featured Story

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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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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HCP Member Phil Caruso Receives Lifetime Achievement Award [Updated]

For his thirty-five years of work with some of the biggest names in the film industry, HCP member Phil Caruso was recently  honored by the Society of Camera Operators with its lifetime achievement award.  Here’s a piece written by Paul Grondahl … Continue reading

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It was all going swell, until the bolt head sheared off….

  Allen Schwartz makes another stop along his “Long and Whining Road” as he tackles his first brake job… You may recall my post from last spring when I lamented the fact that I was raised in NYC by a father … Continue reading

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Open House at Unobtanium Revisted: New Photos Added

If you frequent Porsche events in our region, chances are you’ll run into Adam and Matt Wright, owners of Unobtanium.  As restorers and resellers of vintage Porsches, specializing in pre-1974 356s, 911s, and 912s, the brothers make a point of … Continue reading

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Refinement- At What Price?

Every now and then Allen Schwartz and I do our own Drive and Dines.  We agree on an interesting route, pick a spot for lunch and head out on the road.  The gods willing, our tops come down.  Allen drives … Continue reading

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Corvette Karma

Jeffrey A. Meyers treats us to a day at the Monticello Motor Club…   Flashback: twenty-seven years ago, my nineteen year old eyes welled with tears of joy as I tore open the envelope from the Skip Barber Racing School … Continue reading

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Tool-less In the Bronx

For this installment in his Long and Whining Road series, Club member Allen Schwartz reminisces about his upbringing in the Bronx and his aptitude for things mechanical.     We have a large club, so most members don’t know me at … Continue reading

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The Long and Whining Road

Allen Schwartz will be writing a regular humor column for our blog, which he calls, “The Long and Whining Road.”  For his first article, he describes his experience at last August’s Zone 1 Autocross. He bought his first Porsche in … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up

If there’s one thing the over 600 members of our Club have in common, it’s a love of cars and a belief that Porsche makes some of the finest automobiles in the world.  Even so, there are other capable and … Continue reading

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A Racing Hero

Danielle Badler writes about cars and driving and offers her columns to regional PCA newsletters. We’re grateful to be able to feature Diane’s work in Open Roads.   I Found a Modern Racing Hero! Periodically, people chastise me for being an … Continue reading

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Janice’s Porsche Sells for Record Amount

The record for the highest  amount ever paid for a 356c at a public auction was shattered when Janis Joplin’s Porsche sold for $1.76 million dollars on December 10th at Southeby’s in New York City.  Celebrity ownership of a car doesn’t … Continue reading

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No Mercedes for Joplin

With some irony, or at least with her tongue planted firmly in her cheek, Janis Joplin sang, “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.” Of course, Joplin drove … Continue reading

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