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Spring Breakout Record Turnout!

Posted on June 27th, 2018 9:54 AM by Jeff Kriz


On June 10th, the Hudson Valley Region had a record turnout of members and their Porsches for the annual Spring Breakout. The event was held at Advanced Automotive of New Windsor.

Shop owner and Hudson Valley Region immediate past president, Tom Florio, relinquished his usual grilling duties as members were treated this year to delicious German Food provided by the Essen Express Food Truck. Tom was put to work, however, by doing a Technical Inspection demonstration. In addition, long time HVR member, Allen Littlefield, conducted an informative auto detailing clinic focusing on using a clay bar and orbital buffer.

Also helping out making the event successful was Giani Florio, Social Chairman Tom Tully, President Mark Maserjian, and Vice President Bruce Coopersmith.

Spring Breakout postponed until June 10!

Posted on May 11th, 2018 12:41 PM by Jeff Kriz

PLEASE NOTE: Because of pending rainy weather, the Breakout has been postponed until Sunday June 10th!

Even if you have already signed up, please RSVP to Tom and Giani Florio to confirm that you can make the new date (link is below).

Spring Breakout at Advanced Automotive

Posted on April 17th, 2018 5:24 PM by Jeff Kriz


Join us for Spring Breakout at Advanced Automotive of New Windsor, Saturday May 12th.

What’s better than bringing your Porsche to a Porsche specialty shop, not for repairs, but to hang out on a Saturday afternoon with Porsche Club members and talk about Porsches?  How about adding the Essen Express Food Truck specializing in German food? Sounds like a great day!  Lunch is on the club.

Essen Express Menu:

  • Bratwurst Sandwich
  • German Meatball Sandwich (with gravy)
  • German Sausage & Pepper Sandwich
  • Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich (with gravy)


  • German potato salad
  • Fries
  • 1 potato Pancake
  • Macaroni Salad

Water and soft drinks

Bring your own preferred beverage and some folding chairs.  Event is from 12 noon to 4:00 pm.  Please RSVP to our hosts, Tom and Giani Florio.


Hope to see you there!

HVR Tour at Jack Daniels Porsche

Posted on March 17th, 2018 5:40 PM by Jeff Kriz


Jack Daniels Porsche has generously agreed to host HVR at their dealership in Upper Saddle River, NJ on Saturday April 7 from 10am to 12 noon.  There will be a tech talk and dealership tour - the latest Porsche vehicles will be on display, and refreshments will be served.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Tom Tully (ttully@hvc.rr.com), HVR Tour Chair, by April 2nd.  Attendees will meet at the dealership (https://jackdanielsporsche.com/about_us/find_us.php); please contact Tom with any questions.

HVR Advanced Driver Ed at Lime Rock Park

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 6:17 PM by Jeff Kriz


Advanced Drivers Education at Lime Rock Park - Tuesday, April 10th.
This is a great opportunity to start off your driving season and get the cobwebs out!
There will be plenty of track time for the advanced driver in a relaxed atmosphere. Cars do not need to be muffled for this event.

We have added a "Track Tour" for first-time Driver Education participants to our April 10 Advanced DE.  The cost is $50.00 for two 15 min. pace car controlled sessions 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.

Remembering Craig Atkins

Posted on February 13th, 2018 8:46 AM by Jeff Kriz

The Hudson Valley Region Porsche Club of America regrets to announce the passing of one of our members, Craig Atkins. Craig died on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Craig was a frequent participant at driving events in his black 944 Turbo and became a National PCA Driver Education Instructor. Craig worked as a Tax Preparer and volunteered his services for the club. His wife, Mary Ann, also helped out with registration at driving events.
Craig's friendliness and good humor will be missed.

HVR begins 2018 season with successful Annual Banquet!

Posted on February 12th, 2018 2:31 PM by Jeff Kriz


In case you missed it, we had an exciting and well attended afternoon banquet at Plated American Bistro in Hopewell Junction on February 11th. As usual, our resident raconteur (and DE Chair), Kevin Challacombe, acted as emcee. President Mark Maserjian thanked everyone for attending as well as welcoming new members. Kevin, along with Social Activities Chair, Tom Tully, announced the planned events for the year. Following a delicious meal, we were treated to an enlightening presentation by our guest speaker, Continental Tire Race Series driver (and PCA/HVR member), Aurora Straus.
Thanks to all attendees and those who volunteered in making this a successful event!

Starting March 2018 - Cars and Coffee!

Posted on February 1st, 2018 3:59 PM by Jeff Kriz


Get together with HVR pals for caffeine and chat about our cars or whatever!

First Sunday of each month, meet at:

Starbucks Coffee
3434 North Rd. (across from Marist College)
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Third Sunday of each month, meet at:

Barnes&Noble at Newburgh Crossing
1245 Route 300
Newburgh, NY  12550

Events are from 8:00 am to 10:00 am (weather permitting).  For more information contact the HVR Tour Chair, Tom Tully, at ttully@hvc.rr.com or (914)489-9890.