Let’s take a leisurely ride to Coudersport, PA for a tour of the Eliot Ness Museum. Eliot Ness was made famous from the series “The Untouchables “, In real life he was a detective that was assigned to stop the mobs in Chicago and Cleveland. After his success in the police force, he settled in Coudersport PA. where his fame started, in fact the original script of the Untouchables was written in the Crittenden hotel across the street from the museum. See artifacts of al Capone, Tommy guns and countless other items from the era.
The drive is approx. 112miles, 2 1/2 hrs. There is a 50’s style diner called Fezz’s 4 miles east of town if we wanted to stop for lunch. Fezz’s is a original silk city diner built in Patterson NJ. in 1954 and trucked to its current location.
For those who may want to spend the night there is the historic Hotel Crittenden (only 6 rms), Millstream Inn or the Westgate just out of town.
Arrive at Terry Hills – 8:00am, drivers’ meeting – 8:15am, on the road by 8:30am. Rest stop at Quicklee’s about halfway.
Niagara Region PCA membership meeting. Talk P-cars, upcoming events, club news, and anything else Porsche related. This is a low-key informal get together. Come as you are for dinner or for an after-dinner beverage.
The buffet menu: Chicken French, mashed potatoes, roast beef with demi glace,
house salad with all the fixings and cookies and brownies.
RSVPs are being requested to help in meal planning
Please contact Ken Buschner to let him know you plan on attending. Thank you.
Please join us at 6:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:00pm.
All club members, family, and friends are welcome!
Meeting held in the club house.
Questions to Ken Buschner.
We’ll be meeting Saturday morning at 7:45AM for ‘Cars and Doughnuts’ at Village Bakery in the Culver Road Amory, 145 Culver Rd, Rochester. Everyone and all cars are welcome. We’ll grab a few rows to park on the east side of the lot. Get your car out for a drive, have some coffee and baked treats, then be home in time for your other plans. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please contact Bruce Smith with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can join Bruce at the Bryne Dairy to drive over to Porsche Buffalo. Please see that calendar listing for more details.
“Cars & Coffee” has become a perennial favorite among the local crowd. Porsche talk over a cup of coffee while checking out the cars in attendance. There is no organized drive involved during the event
We will meet from 9:00 till 11:00 at CHRUSCIKI’S BAKERY @ Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221
We’ll meet at 9am, have a cup of coffee and donut / muffin / bagel, hang out in the parking lot for an hour or so, and then hit the road. We’ll plan to move it around from month to month, so you’ll have to watch the calendar and Renee’s updates.
We’ll do this on the second Saturday of the month from May through October and will start the evening happy hours again as the weather turns this Fall.
Bruce Smith just let me know that Porsche Rochester is also having a 75th Anniversary Celebration today. Have fun!!
The Niagara Region PCA, Finger Lakes Region Volkswagen Club, and the Volkswagen Association of Western New York, are invited by the Rochester Touristen Verein (RTV) German Club to display their Porsches and vintage Volkswagens under the trees at the 88th annual German Blossom (Baumblüten) Festival. This is a traditional German spring festival, with authentic German food, beer, fantastic homemade desserts, and musical entertainment. If you display your car, club members get free parking and admission. It is advisable to bring a lawn chair to relax in the shade and your favorite beer stein!
Meeting Time: Between 10:45 and 11:25 am, we will gather and meet in the parking lot next to Don and Jennie Brown’s historic Centennial Firehouse (c. 1820) for snacks and coffee. The building entrance is through the side door facing the parking lot. At 11:25 am, we will depart from the firehouse and caravan over to the RTV Blossom Fest “Camp Lima” event site for parking and admission.
Directions: The Centennial Firehouse is located at 7315 E. Main St., Lima, NY 14485, in the charming village of Lima, on the northeast corner of SR 5/20 and 15A/Rochester Street, in the block of historic buildings across the street from the iconic American Hotel.
An RSVP email or text is requested for planning purposes: email@example.com or 585-202-0765.
Don’s cell phone number for the event day is 585-202-0765.
We are headed north again this year to visit our friends in Ontario, Canada. We are looking forward to seeing our Canadian friends and drive with them at this iconic racetrack and our friends at DriveTeq!
A little background for those who aren’t familiar with the track. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport Park and Mosport International Raceway) is a multi-track motorsport venue located north of Bowmanville, in Ontario, Canada, 64 km (40 mi) east of Toronto. The facility features a 3.957-kilometre (2.459 mi), 10-turn road course; a 2.9-kilometre (1.8 mi) advance driver and race driver training facility with a 0.40-kilometre (1⁄4 mi) skid pad (Driver Development Centre) and a 1.5-kilometre (0.93 mi) kart track (Mosport Kartways). The name “Mosport”, a portmanteau of Motor Sport, came from the enterprise formed to build the track.
They currently host:
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
It was announced in September 2013 that Canadian Tire Motorsports Park was chosen to host an annual round of the IMSA United SportsCar Championship beginning in 2014. The new series replaced the American Le Mans Series as the feature race during the tracks annual SportsCar Grand Prix, which is Canada’s largest annual sportscar race.
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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series began racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September 2013, marking the first time the series has raced in Canada. Chevrolet was announced as the title sponsor and the race is known as the Chevrolet Silverado 250.
NASCAR Pinty’s Series
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series has visited the facility at least twice annually every year since its inaugural season in 2007. Currently the race is known as the Clarington 200 and takes place during the tracks Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend and its Chevrolet Silverado 250 weekend.
The track also hosts vintage racing series, motorcycle racing, and Canadian Automobile Sport Club (CASC) amateur events and lapping days.
For more information, visit: http://bmwclub.ca/activities/ADS/
For track information, visit: http://www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/
**Please note: This HPDE event is not sponsored by NRPCA, it is sponsored and hosted by the DriveTeq, hence it will not be covered by the PCA Insurance program. Also, though some of our participants may be part of an informal caravan to head to and back from the track, those activities are likewise not sponsored by NRPCA and therefore not covered by PCA Insurance.**
Join us for the 21st Annual CLASH AT THE GLEN CLUB RACE June 16th – June 18th, 2023
Hosted by the Regions of Zone 1 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY
If you’re a PCA racer, Watkins Glen has got to be on your bucket list of tracks to drive. If you’ve driven it before, don’t miss this chance to come back to improve your times and win on this track where great racers such as Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney found glory.
Maybe it’s the sheer joy of racing on this superb, well-maintained track with its thrilling elevation changes, or imagining they are running with Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx or Derek Bell, that brings out over 250 racers from all over the USA and Canada to make this Zone 1 Club Race the largest on the PCA Club Racing circuit. PCA members are welcome to attend and perhaps consider how they may make the transition from Driver Education to Club Racing.
All participating drivers will receive a special “Port Authority” Clash Jacket with 20th Anniversary Commemorative embroidery as seen in our PCA Club Racing magazine ad! Friday will begin the weekend with a full day of race practice and Fun Races/Practice Starts. Saturday will feature 2 Sprint Races for all classes in four race groups. Immediately following the last race, there will be an optional Social Hour with open bar, Dinner, Raffle, and Race Awards Announcements in the Watkins Glen Media Center.
On Sunday, following the morning warm-up sessions, we will have 3 – 60-minute Enduro races that will run back-to-back through the normal Watkins Glen lunch hour. This will allow for maximum participation with no refueling and drivers being able to do the whole Enduro with or without a co-driver or team support. The change also makes for an earlier finish and the ability to get home at a more reasonable time. Tentatively the last Enduro race will end at 12:45 PM with the Pirelli Awards ceremony at 1:00 PM.
Early Registration and hotel reservations are recommended (registration usually opens in April). Additionally, the Volunteer Registration page is up on MotorsportReg.com.
Visit the Zone 1 website at http://zone1.pca.org or http://register.pca.org for more details.
For additional information, contact Pete Tremper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.221.3854 or Jim Morgan at email@example.com or 518.677.0881.
Established in 2001 as part of the Porsche Club of America Club Racing Program, “The Clash at the Glen” is an event you must attend, either as a racer or as a volunteer. Held at the historic Watkins Glen Race Track, nestled in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, this track is one that cannot be missed. There will be almost 300 racing Porsches!! This is one of the biggest Porsche racing events in the country. The three day event is free for club members (bring your club membership card to get in the gate) and is great chance to get see Porsche racing up close with open access to the paddock and pits. And another great reason to go: there are 10 or so racers from the Niagara Region who will be racing at the three day event. Let’s support our region!!
Held in late May/early June, this event is one where racers must register early. Being such a historic track and one of the best drives in the country, race classes fill up quickly. Not only can this race accomodate up to 300 racers, the volunteer effort over 50 volunteers from various Regions throughout the Zone is an effort second to none. In order to make this event a success every year we rely on the volunteers to make it happen. Without their effort this race would not be possible. We look forward to seeing you at The Clash this year!
Early registration and hotel reservations are recommended.
Visit the Zone 1 website for event details.
Clash at the Glen Tentative Schedule
There is no better way to help support Zone 1, than by volunteering for this year’s Clash at the Glen Club Race. Held at one of the best and most historic racetracks in the country, the Clash brings together club members for 3 days of fun and exciting racing, which you can be a part of. Volunteers are what enable us to put on one of the best club races in PCA. We encourage you, your family and friends to register as volunteers for this year’s Zone 1 Clash at the Glen Club Race.