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2019 HVR/PCA Driver Education Schedule

Posted on January 17th, 2019 3:50 PM by Jeff Kriz

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Tuesday, April 16: Lime Rock Park

Advanced Drivers (White, Black, Red run groups)

  • No Noise Restriction
  • Registration opens 2/1/2019

Taste of the Track- two 15 minute on track sessions following a Pace car and a 20 minute classroom chalk talk.

  • No helmet is required
  • Registration opens 2/1/2019

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 17, 18, 19: Zone 1 “48 Hours at the Glen”

All run groups including beginners on Saturday and Sunday, Instructors and Advanced drivers on Friday. This is an opportunity to drive at Watkins Glen International with PCA members from throughout the Northeast US and Canada.

  • Registration opens 4/1/2019

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17: Shared DE with Hudson Champlain Region at Lime Rock Park.

All run groups including beginners on both days. Sign up for one or both days.  Register at clubregistration.net (search for Hudson Champlain Region "Driver's Ed" events)

  • Registration opens 2/3/19

Saturday, September 21: Lime Rock Park

Advanced Drivers (White, Black, Red run groups)

  • Noise restrictions apply
  • Registration opens 2/1/19

Taste of the Track- will be one 15 minute on track with a 20 minute classroom chalk talk.

  • Registration opens 2/1/19

All registration is through clubregistration.net.

Contact Kevin Challacombe, HVR Track Chair, for more info: kchally@aol.com

PCA Club Racing Champs in HVR!

Posted on January 2nd, 2019 11:23 AM by Jeff Kriz

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Congratulations to HVR members, James Clemens, and Richard Glickel, for their victories in the 2018 PCA Club Racing National Championships! James won first in Class F and Richard won first in GT5.  Sponsored by SpeedwerkNY.

Way to go guys!

2019 HVR Board Election Results

Posted on December 15th, 2018 11:10 AM by Jeff Kriz

The HVR Board Officers for the 2019 term are:

  • Bruce Coopersmith, President
  • Fred Webster, Vice President
  • John Barna, Treasurer
  • Kevin Challacombe, Director
  • Lisa Eckler, Director
  • Jeff Kriz, Secretary

A total of 26 ballots were received.

Respectfully submitted,
Jeff Kriz
Secretary HVR PCA

HVR Annual Holiday Party

Posted on December 2nd, 2018 11:41 AM by Jeff Kriz

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Join us for the Hudson Valley Region - Porsche Club of America

Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, January 27, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farmers & Chefs Restaurant and Catering
40 Albany St., Poughkeepsie

Enjoy buffet style culinary fare prepared by CIA grads at Poughkeepsie's popular new venue!  We'll have engaging speakers, entertainment by Paul the Magician, door prizes, 50:50 drawing and slide show photos of this year's events.  Cash bar will be available.

Tickets available at $50 per person, with payment due no later than January 10, 2019.  Please make checks payable to "HVR PCA" and forward to:

Lisa Eckler
HVR Social Events Chair
124 Washington St.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

For more information, contact Lisa directly at elisaeckler@gmail.com

Photos from Hawk's Nest Tour and DE at Lime Rock

Posted on October 4th, 2018 5:20 PM by Jeff Kriz

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We have two new photo galleries: The Hawk's Nest driving tour on September 15, and our Advanced DE on September 22 with Taste of the Track paced laps and a "chalk talk" by our own Rico Diaz.  Follow the PHOTOS link above and check them out!

Photos from the 2018 Picnic and People's Choice Concours

Posted on September 13th, 2018 4:05 PM by Jeff Kriz

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Check out the new gallery on the PHOTOS page of the 2018 Picnic and People's Choice Concours d'Elegance! You'll find even more on the HVR Facebook Group page.  Enjoy!

DE and Track Tour at Lime Rock Park

Posted on August 22nd, 2018 9:29 AM by Jeff Kriz

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HVR is holding a Driver's Education event at Lime Rock Park, Saturday September 22, 2018.  This event is open to all marques with only 40 entries accepted.

Our track day is for Advanced Drivers (White, Black, Red). We will have two run groups that will be organized by a variety of factors including driver experience, prior run group assignment(s), and what car is being driven. This is a shared event with the Lime Rock Drivers Club and we will run in alternating hours starting at 09:00.  Track will open at 07:00 am for final tech inspection and registration. Each run group can expect to get 2 hours of track time. This is a muffled event.

We have added a "Taste of the Track" Track Tour for first-time Driver Education participants to our September 22 Advanced DE.  The cost is $25.00 for one 15 min. pace car controlled session on track at 60 mph and a 20 min. classroom "chalk talk". Helmets are not required.  Vehicles licensed for road use must have a current state inspection, but a track tech inspection is not required.

Go to www.clubregistration.net or www.motorsportsreg.com to register.
For more information, contact Kevin Challacombe, Track Chair, via email at kchally@aol.com.

Driving Tour to the Hawk's Nest

Posted on August 1st, 2018 8:43 AM by Jeff Kriz

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Meet up at Orange County Airport in Montgomery at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 15th

The group will begin the 140-mile journey as we head along the Wallkill River Valley and then cross the picturesque Shawangunk Mountain ridge before stopping in quaint Hurleyville in Sullivan County for lunch at the Pickled Owl. 

After lunch, we will wind our way towards the Delaware River and experience the twisty and scenic Hawks Nest and then end up in Bloomingburg for ice cream at Twin Cone.

The tour is limited to 25 cars. Rain date is 9/16. The driving tour is free. Lunch will be $13 plus tax and tip.

Contact John Muller (jlmuller.g60@gmail.com) to register; please let him know how many will be in your car. Link to tour map: https://goo.gl/maps/cpzLeU5btPL2.

Mark your calendar for the Annual Picnic!

Posted on July 29th, 2018 2:17 PM by Jeff Kriz

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Join us for the HVR Annual Picnic and Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, September 9th from 1 to 4 pm.  We will once again be at the Hudson River Rowing Association boathouse in Poughkeepsie NY (directions are HERE).

Polish up that Porsche and get together with fellow HVR members for a catered lunch on the scenic Hudson River. After lunch, we will feature our annual People’s Choice Awards for the nicest Porsche in various categories.  Bring some folding chairs and enjoy the views!

Cost of the event is $25 per person, $12.50 for kids 12 and under.  Please mail your check made out to HVR/PCA to: Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary, 9 Ogden Road, Ossining, NY 10562 by September 1st.