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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Sean McCullough

Sean McCullough Number of Porsches owned:  2 Current car:   1964 356C Although I was asked to write about “my first Porsche”, our current 356C is actually my 2nd Porsche.  I owned a 1960 Super 90 in 1966, but sold it when … Continue reading

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There’s a story behind the plate

By Gary Richards — “You’re so vain…” The voice of Carly Simon in my head.  “Give me a break,” I shot back.  “I don’t post pictures of my breakfast on Facebook and the only tweeting around our house comes from … Continue reading

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Fire Extinguisher Recall

By Mike Tucker — A few years ago, I had a minor fire when checking the spark on a Husqvarna dirt bike and it burst into flames. The first fire extinguisher I tried did not work; despite being nearly new.  … Continue reading

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Mouse Hunting Tips

By Mike Tucker — Mice love to chew.   In fact, if they don’t, their teeth will grow too long and they will starve. Mice damage is the number one non-warranty issue for the RV Industry and most car manufacturers. A … Continue reading

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Club Hosts Annual Dinner

It was a great night to recap the year for the Hudson Champlain Region of PCA.  Fun, food and charity were highlights of the evening’s agenda at Mallozzi’s Clubhouse at Western Turnpike Golf Course.  Outgoing President Jim Morgan, along with various … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Chris Klapper

Chris Klapper Number of Porsches owned:  3 Current cars:  2006 Basalt Black Cayman S and 1986 Guards Red 944 Having always been a Lotus fan, I attained my dream car, a 1994 Lotus Esprit S4.  As marvelous as the car … Continue reading

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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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Camp4 Canada: Winter driving experience

In case you didn’t read about this in the eBrake newsletter, here’s a link to driving experience events happening this winter in Quebec, for those who’d like to know what it feels like to drive a Porsche in winter conditions. … Continue reading

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Board of Director Nominees

If you’ve not already received a letter from our nomination committee, please be looking out for it in your physical mailbox, as it’s time to vote for our board of directors.  This is done via formal mail (aka “snail mail”) … 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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HCP Club Member Adam Wright Featured (Again) By PCA

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to read the latest PCA eBrake, it features an article penned by HCP club member Adam Wright.  It’s the second article in recent months PCA has featured from Adam, and this one is … Continue reading

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Poll: Your Favorite Porsche Model

Poll – Your favorite Porsche model?  

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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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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Chris Pedersen

Chris Pedersen Number of Porsches owned:  1 Current car:  1999 Boxster My love for Porsche all started when I was very young.  My parents good friends David and Susan owned a red/orange 1970  Porsche  911.   I think I was around … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Curt Austin

Curt Austin Porsches owned:  4 Current cars:  1982 911 SC, 1987 928 S4, 2017 Macan I had been suppressing my interest in cars for many years, since a 1991 Miata. During a bike ride in 2013, while resting on this … 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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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Gary Richards

Gary Richards Porsches Owned: 2 Current Car: 2013 Boxster S A kid’s love affair with cars (I could name every make and model);  an endlessly played 24 Hours of LeMans board game; a late night ride on a country road … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Jeff Meyers

Jeff Meyers Porsches owned: 2 Current car: 2000 Base Boxster & 2011 Cayenne S (Excerpts taken from the actual 2008 logbook, when the 2000 Boxster was purchased with 32,500 miles on it) Scratch me. I am a generally cautious individual, … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? John Eaton

John Eaton Porsches owned: 1 Current car: 2001 Base Boxster I was stationed in Germany for three years during the late sixties.  There was a Major who would drive his silver 911 on the flight line; block the wheels ( … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Allen Schwartz

Allen Schwartz Porsches owned: 1 Current car: 2005 Base Boxster In the spring of 2014, my health was rapidly deteriorating from a chronic health condition; when I was 28, I contracted a dangerous virus while caring for a patient in … 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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HCP Member Lands PCA’s Photo of the Week

HCP’s Eric Spooner’s photo has been selected as PCA’s Photo of the Week in the June 27th e-Brake News.  Below is taken from the e-Brake News.  You’ll be able to vote for your favorite photo in the last newsletter of … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Todd Fischer

Here’s another great submission to share for our new segment…   Todd Fischer Porsches owned:  Too many to recall! Current cars:  Four.  A 1959 356 Convertible D (one of only 1330); 1970 914/6 (one of only 3332);  2004 550 addition … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Adam Wright

It didn’t take long to receive our first submission.  Adam Wright shares his story of how he came to own his first Porsche: Adam Wright Porsches owned:  Too many to recall an exact number Current cars: Six.  1960 B Roadster; 1995 … Continue reading

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Why did you buy your first Porsche? Bryan Hollenbaugh

At the picnic, fellow HCP member Allen Schwartz mentioned a segment idea he had for the blog.  Essentially, it was about “Why did you buy your first Porsche?” As every one of us has a story about what may have … 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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Camp 928 invades Adirondacks

By Bryan Hollenbaugh — Anytime there’s a group of Porsche owners and their cars, there are always a couple of models that stick out among the masses.   Whether it be a newly-acquired creation straight off the showroom floor to the … 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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New gadgets from a rearview perspective

 By Gary Richards — A nice treat are the Cars & Coffee hosted by Porsche of Clifton Park; but as more than one club member can tell you, these gatherings can get expensive.  It was at such an event, in … Continue reading

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Jim Taylor’s 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 … 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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May Autocross Results

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The Torch is Passed

Mama take this badge from me; I can’t use it anymore.  There’s a new sheriff in town- Bryan Hollenbaugh is now the law in the blogosphere.  Two years ago I answered the call for someone to fill the vacant position … 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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Reality Check

Thanks to Paul Budlong for passing this along:

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Join the Appalachia Region for Treffen Asheville

The newly formed Appalachia Region, in conjunction with the PCA is sponsoring Treffen Ashville, September 20-24, 2017.  Here’s a link to the Treffen driving series and what looks to be a great event in North Carolina:  http://treffen.pca.org/  

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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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Zone 1 48 Hours at the Glen Registration Open

Registration for the Zone 1 Drivers Education event, (Zone 1 48 Hours at the Glen), at Watkins Glen is now open.  Registration does fill up for Green and Yellow drivers, so it’s important to register early if you want to participate.  (There … Continue reading

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Zone 1 Concours and Rally Announced For Canton/Dedham Massachusetts

Click the headline for the official event announcement.  Any questions can be addressed to Murray Kane (mskane55@hotmail.com)  (973) 476-9528 or me (jjmc356@ptd.net)  (201) 410-3171.

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How Many of these DE-tails Do You Know?

Well, February was the third warmest on record and March came in like a lamb.  We can only hope the good weather continues. It’s time to get our cars back on the road- and for many of us, back on … Continue reading

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Thinking About Trying Your Car on the Track? Read this…

With DE season and the Club’s first track days rapidly approaching, here’s a look at how the Club’s mentor program makes it easy for drivers to get involved with performance driving on a race track.  This piece is largely based … Continue reading

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PCA-Pacific NW Region Announce 2017 Porsche Parade

Here’s a link for more information on the Parade: Porsche Parade Spokane

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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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