Category Archives: For Our Members

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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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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My First Porsche: Monk Schane-Lydon

On my wall in my office is a list of cars. There are 36 cars so far and 10 motorcycles. That list includes a few VW’s, some British sports cars, a couple of Isuzu Troopers, several Hondas, and at least … Continue reading

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Why I Bought My First Porsche: David Cathers

Let me admit this right away. I drive a 1983 911 SC cabriolet, and it’s the only Porsche  I’ve ever owned. As PCA’s e-Brake News said recently, this model is a forgotten car, one that many Porsche-philes consider little more … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Autocross Results

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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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Reality Check

Thanks to Paul Budlong for passing this along:

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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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Running Out of Garage Space?

If you are looking for more garage space, or are just curious to see what is out there, here is a sample!  I am a Realtor, and thought our members might like to see what’s available; so, with permission of … 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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Porsche Parade: First Look

Just in… A couple of photos from HCP President Jim Morgan who is spending time at the Parade.

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