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HCP Members Go Exploring

Twenty members of the Hudson Champlain Porsche club gathered for a scenic drive through the Catskills toward a destination of the Rail Explorers. But the first stop was the Phoenicia Diner, originally built in 1962 and then moved to the … Continue reading

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Hudson-Champlain Porsche Club August Monthly Meeting at The Shop Automotive Detailing

The August monthly meeting of the HCP club took place at The Shop Automotive Detailing located at 3223 Guilderland Avenue in Schenectady.  Dawud Haider, the manager, took us on a tour of the facilities, with an extensive presentation – from … Continue reading

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2021 Hudson-Champlain Porsche Club Picnic at Henry Hudson Park

It was raining hard the morning of the picnic. But club members were undeterred by the weather and were treated to tasty club cooking from the grills manned by several great cooks from our club. And the weather ended up … Continue reading

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A Rare Occurrence at the Rare Air Exhibit

Not since March 2020 has the Hudson Champlain region had a chance to gather indoors for an evening of companionship, food, and an exemplary collection of rare air-cooled Porsches.  The day was Friday, May 21st and the setting was the … Continue reading

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HCP at the 2021 Spring Auto Show

From the early morning hours, people poured out in droves to show off their vehicles on a beautiful Saturday, May 15th to meet friends, new and old, in a face-to-face setting rarely seen since 2019.           … Continue reading

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Upcoming May 2021 Events!

The May 9th “Porsches on the Lawn” event has been canceled by the Saratoga Auto Museum.  It may be rescheduled to August.  The “Rare Air” Porsche exhibit inside the museum will still be opening to the public.     Saturday, May … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path Foliage Tour October 11, 2020

A wonderful Fall weekend was the backdrop of two great events within our Hudson Champlain PCA community. On October 10th, two of our esteemed club members Amanda Brinke (Membership Chairperson) and Andy Dorman (Chief Instructor and Historian) exchanged vows and … Continue reading

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October Cars and Coffee

As we’ve all witnessed, 2020 has been a sparse year for Cars & Coffee events in the area, yet the Hudson Champlain PCA Region managed to squeak one in for the Fall season at the Saratoga Auto Museum in the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events!

Sunday, Oct 4 at 9:00am      HCP Fall Cars & Coffee, Saratoga Auto Museum Please join your fellow HCP Colleagues on Sunday, October 4 from 9:00-11:00am for a Fall Cars & Coffee at the Saratoga Auto Museum in the Saratoga … Continue reading

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Wine Time!

The weather was perfect for our event at Sabba Vineyard on Sunday, August 30th.  While the sun slanted over the hill offering a break from the seemingly unrelenting heat of the summer of 2020, laughter and conversation rippled across the … Continue reading

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Sunny Days and Ice Cream

After a hiatus of Porsche Club events due to COVID, the Hudson-Champlain Porsche Club got together twice this past week. Happy Birthday, Steve Marlow! The July 15th birthday celebration for long time member Steve Marlow was a surprise drive-by event … Continue reading

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HCP Club April Newsletter

Greetings Fellow HCP Club Members, The past month has indeed represented unprecedented times for us and most importantly I hope that you and your families are all staying healthy and doing well! Our club continues to be good citizens complying … Continue reading

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Frohe Weinachten! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

The holiday in any language is filled with fun and festivities, and the Porsche Club party was no exception. It was already in full swing when we arrived at the home of Ken and Karen Blass on Saturday, December 7th.  … Continue reading

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Hudson-Champlain Porsche Club at the PCA Zone 1 Autocross

The sky was threatening upon arrival at Moore Field located at Fort Devons in Devons, MA on September 14th,  but that did not stop the Hudson-Champlain Porsche owners who were looking forward to the Zone 1 autocross weekend. Club members … Continue reading

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A Picture-Perfect Porsche Weekend

There is no other way to describe the fall getaway this past weekend (September 27th through 29th) other than fantastic. The air was chilly as thirty-eight members of the Hudson-Champlain Porsche club gathered in Schodack for a run-down on the … Continue reading

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Sixty-Years: The Young and Old of It All

 On June 23, 2019, seventy-eight members of the Hudson-Champlain Porsche club gathered at the Saratoga Auto Museum to begin the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the club. Sponsors included Brewtus Coffee by owner and member Steve Pivonka of Delmar, … Continue reading

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Can You Beat A Sunny Sunday, Delicious Sundaes, and Porsches? No!

When Rick and I pulled into the Walmart parking lot in Brunswick on Sunday, August 11th at about 10:10, there were already at least a dozen (maybe more) members milling around under the chilly, blue sky. We smiled, shared some … Continue reading

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A Drive and Picnic with Neighboring PCA Friends

By John Pellerin Saturday July 20th was touted by the local news to be a scorcher of a summer day with temperatures reaching near 100F.  Even the Saratoga thoroughbred racing track had declared it a day too unsafe to race!  … Continue reading

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It Started Over Cars and Coffee…

Although it was a chilly start to the day on Saturday morning, the sun broke through the clouds as Rick and I made the drive in our Boxster from Malden Bridge to New Country Porsche in Clifton Park. It would … Continue reading

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Save The Date!

May 11, 2019 Drive and Dine to Equinox Hotel 9:00 a.m. Leave  New Country Porsche, 205 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY Drive to:  Manchester Vermont. Noon: Lunch at the Marsh Tavern located at: Equinox Golf Resort 3567 Main Street, Manchester, … Continue reading

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Cars, Cars, Cars, and Conversation

Hudson Champlain Porsche Club Visits the Northeast Classic Car Museum The Drive The trip to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY was worth the beautiful, snowy drive. Yes, it was snowing as we drove over the back roads … Continue reading

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Fire! Fire!

A Porsche Drive and Dine to FASNY Impressive is the only way to explain what I thought as I pulled into the parking lot of the FASNY Museum. FASNY, an anacronym for Fireman’s Association of the State of New York, … Continue reading

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Arrive and Dine at the CIA

As we stepped out of the car into the parking lot at the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY, our senses were immediately engaged in the delicious scents wafting through the campus. As we climbed the stairs, and then … Continue reading

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Rain, Rolex 24 and Prime

The snow was falling, and there wasn’t a Porsche in sight when we pulled in to the Prime parking lot this past Sunday for the first club event of 2019. Thanks to Lou Dahoda’s technical abilities, the gathered club members … Continue reading

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