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Hudson Champlain hosts first Zone 1 Weekend

By Chris Klapper — The Hudson Champlain Region recently hosted the first PCA Zone 1 Weekend Getaway, September 29-October 1.  WOW, our region did us proud! Activities began that Friday afternoon at the Gideon Putnam Hotel with George Earle, Donna … 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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September Autocross puts drivers on fast track

HCP Autocross chair Matt Rutten reports the setup team built a fast course in the McCarty Avenue parking lot this past Sunday, in Albany.  The course challenged the 22 drivers (among them 4 first timers) to maximize speed in fast … 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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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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Fun-filled June Autocross

Fifteen drivers took advantage of our second Autocross of the year.  This time around, the event was held at the McCarty Avenue parking area, on the south side of Albany.  Neither heat or humidity would stop drivers from having fun … 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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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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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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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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John H. Shafer Does It Again

Congratulations to Hudson Champlain member John H. Shafer for winning the 2016 Class C Porsche Club of America Club Racing championship.  It’s John’s third consecutive victory driving his 1984 928S.  Here’s a press release announcing John’s victory:   LAKE GEORGE … Continue reading

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Update: HCP Charity Efforts for 2016

A lot of kids will be warmer this winter thanks to the work of HCP members on this year’s Coats for Kids drive.  The campaign collected an astounding seventeen bags of winter coats, hats and gloves that Jim and Kerri … 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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October AC at SPAC

Performing arts of a different sort could be found at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as twenty-one drivers descended on the SPAC parking lot to test their driving skills at HCP’s last autocross of the season.  It was the Club’s … 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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Great Day for HCP Team at Zone 1 Autocross

Could it have been the new team t-shirts?  Most likely, it was the skill of the drivers that lead the HCP  autocross team to finish an impressive fourth out of eleven teams in the recent Zone 1 competition held the … 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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Threat of Rain Doesn’t Deter Autocross Drivers

  Despite heavy overcast and a significant threat of rain, 21 drivers came out to the McCarty Avenue parking lot for the second Hudson-Champlain auto-cross of 2016. Car models included 356, 944, 993, 996, 997, Caymans, Boxsters, and others (yes, we welcome … 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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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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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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Fine Day for April 17th Autocross

A beautiful April day provided a great beginning to this season’s HCP autocross series.  Take a drive around the course with Audrey Engelsberg in her 2012 Cayman R and check out the slide show for a look at some of … 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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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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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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Club Member John Shafer Wins National Club Racing Championship

At seventy-seven years of age, John Shafer is  the Porsche Club of America’s 2015 National Class C Club Racing champion.  It’s John’s second championship in as many years…     In this article John tells of the road that took … 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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Holiday Festivities in Berne

The hills were alive with the sound of music but the Von Trapp family was nowhere in sight.  Those who followed the balloons and PCA signs into rural Albany County instead found Kevin McGrath picking folk tunes on his guitar at … Continue reading

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Mystic Getaway Weekend

What’s the common thread: Riding motorcycles on the Isle of Mann at 200 mph; climbing an Adirondack Mountain in a snowstorm; facing drawn police revolvers during a traffic stop and hunting down the best Earl Gray tea? Aside from what … Continue reading

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