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HVRPCA Community Service Event - Veterans Headstone Cleaning

Posted on September 25th, 2021 5:43 PM by Jeff Kriz


On Saturday, Sept 18th, HVRPCA members conducted a community service event to honor America’s first and mostly forgotten Veterans by cleaning the headstones of Revolutionary War Patriots and their families. The event took place at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery adjacent to the Hopewell Reformed Church in Hopewell Junction. Cleaning supplies and protective gear were donated by HVRPCA and Williams Lumber. 

Sharing quality time on a beautiful day, HVRPCA teams of two successfully realized their objective of cleaning two headstones per team. Bob Farrell, HVPCA Director At Large, coordinated the entire effort, provided historical background, identified eligible headstones and supervised the cleaning.

It was a satisfying day for the participants. Headstone phrases and information revealed as a result of the cleaning imparted context and connectivity to our ancestors, their heroic efforts and their sacrifices. HVRPCA looks forward to offering future similar opportunities for members to connect with the past while working together in the present. Our thanks to everyone who participated!

RESCHEDULED - Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Driving Tour

Posted on September 14th, 2021 3:43 PM by Jeff Kriz


On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, HVRPCA will host a driving tour and visit to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Living Museum. HVRPCA members will have a reserved parking area at the Aerodrome. Tickets for the Museum and Air Show are required and will be available onsite the day of the event. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Aerodrome or you are welcome to bring your own. 

The driving tour will depart from Taste of NY, 4640 Taconic Pkwy N at 9:30 am. Signed PCA liability waivers are required and will be distributed/collected at the Taste of NY mandatory drivers meeting. The detail route map and written route instructions will also be provided at the drivers meeting. For those going directly to to Aerodrome, reserved parking will be available from noon.

The number of cars for the Driving Tour will be limited per PCA guidelines so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible. Whether you decide to join the driving tour or meet at the Aerodrome, we're looking forward to seeing you on October 2nd!

Please RSVP to Tom Tully at ttully@hvc.rr.com no later than Saturday, September 25th and indicate whether you will participate in the driving tour or meet directly at the Aerodrome.

2021 Welcome New Members Picnic and People's Choice Concours

Posted on September 5th, 2021 5:14 PM by Jeff Kriz


Sunday, September 26th, 12 noon - 4:00 pm, Blackrock Fish & Game Club, 5 Pleasant Hill Rd., Mountainville, NY 10953. https://www.blackrockclub.org

Shine up your P-Car and join us for a delicious box lunch at the Pavilion on the pastoral grounds of the Blackrock Fish & Game Club to welcome our more than forty new 2021 members. Meet new members, check out our region’s beautiful Porsches and maybe come home with a People’s Choice award!  Attendees will vote for their favorite Porsche in various categories including Best in Show.

Enjoy a box lunch for $10 per person, non-alcoholic beverage included. Families are encouraged to attend and you are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages if you wish. Adult beverages will be available in the Blackrock Club bar for purchase. There is no charge for attendance or participation in the Concours. 

Please RSVP no later than September 15th to Tom Tully, HVR Social Committee Chairperson at ttully@hvc.rr.com. Please indicate the number of box lunches desired. Mail your box lunch check made out to ‘HVR/PCA’ to Fred Webster, 471 Ridge Rd, Campbell Hall NY 10916 by September 17th. 

Communicable disease mitigation measures in effect by participating entities, PCA and government agencies will be observed.

HVRPCA Community Service Event - Veterans Headstone Cleaning

Posted on August 30th, 2021 3:53 PM by Jeff Kriz


The event will be held on Saturday, September 18th at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery adjacent to the Hopewell Reformed Church on 148 Beekman Road in Hopewell Junction from 9:00 am through 1:00 pm(*). Rain date is September 25th, 2021.

A headstone cleaning demonstration can be seen at:


Please join us in this opportunity to honor our veterans while sharing some quality time with our PCA members. For additional information or to volunteer please contact Bob Farrell, HVPCA Director At Large at lrf914@optonline.net.

(*) the estimated time to clean two headstones per team is 4 hours or less. If a cleaning is still in progress at 1:00 pm, the team and a coach should remain onsite until the headstone cleaning is complete.

CANCELLATION - Aug 21 HVRPCA Aerodrome Driving Tour and Visit

Posted on August 21st, 2021 12:34 AM by Jeff Kriz

Event Cancellation

Due to Tropical Storm Henri, the Saturday, 21 Aug HVRPCA Aerodrome driving tour and visit is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future time. We look forward to seeing you at our future events.

CANCELLATION - Aug 22 HVRPCA Cars & Coffee Newburgh

Posted on August 20th, 2021 8:06 PM by Jeff Kriz


The Aug 22nd 8-10am Newburgh Barnes & Noble HVRPCA Cars & Coffee has been cancelled due to Hurricane Henri predicted landfall path. We're looking forward to seeing you at future events.

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Driving Tour and Aerodrome Visit

Posted on July 21st, 2021 7:21 PM by Jeff Kriz


Save the date! On Saturday, August 21st, 2021 HVRPCA will host a driving tour to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Living Museum. HVRPCA members will have a reserved parking area at the Aerodrome. Tickets for the Museum and Air Show are required and will be available for purchase onsite the day of the event. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Aerodrome or you are welcome to bring your own.

Driving tour meeting location, time and other details will follow in a future announcement. Whether you decide to join the driving tour or meet at the Aerodrome, we're looking forward to seeing you on August 21st!

HVR Logo Merchandise is on Sale Now!

Posted on July 18th, 2021 6:08 PM by Jeff Kriz


With social events resuming, now is the time to get your quality club logo merchandise by visiting our online store at Queensboro using the link below.  Check for promotions that change weekly. The current deal is a 30% discount with free shipping on any size order:

“Shop embroidered apparel & accessories this week and instantly save 30%. There is no minimum purchase required and no limit to how much you can save. Plus, we'll ship your order for FREE, no matter how big!”


HVRPCA Spring Breakout 2.0!

Posted on May 29th, 2021 2:42 PM by Jeff Kriz


Due to circumstances beyond our control we were forced to cancel our traditional Spring Breakout 2021.  Very disappointing...but wait...it’s back!

Welcome to HVRPCA Spring Breakout 2.0!!!

It’s our club members that make our events truly great, so be sure to come out and be part of the action!  RSVP number of attendees to Social Activities Chair, Tom Tully (ttully@hvc.rr.com), by June 12th.

HVR Cars & Coffee - Restarting May 2021!

Posted on April 24th, 2021 2:13 PM by Jeff Kriz


Get together with HVR pals for caffeine and chat about our cars or whatever!  First event May 23rd in Newburgh - check the HVR calendar for details.  Signed PCA Communicable Disease Waiver required (available at the event); face masks per NYS COVID guidelines.

Second Sunday of each month, meet at:

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

Fourth 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 Social Activities Chair, Tom Tully, at ttully@hvc.rr.com or (914)489-9890.

Advanced Driver Ed at Lime Rock Park

Posted on March 10th, 2021 6:58 PM by Jeff Kriz


Registration for our un-muffled Advanced Drivers Education Event at Lime Rock Park scheduled for Tuesday April 13, 2021 is open now. This event is open to White, Black and Red run group drivers. We will be following the same half day format used in past un-muffled events at LRP (starting at 12:00 noon going to 5:00). Un-muffled cars cannot be started before 12:00 noon. We will be limiting the event to 50 drivers. Please go to Clubregistration.Net for details.

Hope you can attend,
Kevin J. Challacombe
Track Chair, HVR PCA

2021 HVR Board Election Results

Posted on January 16th, 2021 5:04 PM by Jeff Kriz

The HVR Board Officers for the 2021 term are:

  • Fred Webster, President
  • David Sill, Vice President (by Executive Committee appointment)
  • John Westerman, Treasurer
  • Suzanne Schubert, Secretary
  • Kevin Challacombe, Director
  • Bob Farrell, Director

A total of 43 ballots were received.

Congratulations to all members of the 2021 HVR Board of Directors!

Holiday Greetings from the HVR Board

Posted on December 19th, 2020 4:10 PM by Jeff Kriz


The incoming and outgoing members of your Board of Directors would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your family for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season! We remain hopeful for returning to a more normal calendar of events in 2021 and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Please stay safe and Happy Holidays!!

HVR Annual Picnic and People's Choice Concours - Winners!

Posted on October 2nd, 2020 6:04 PM by Jeff Kriz


We held our Annual Picnic and People’s Choice Concours at Black Rock Fish and Game Club on Sunday, September 13.  Despite COVID-19 "adjustments", those in attendance enjoyed getting together for a bit of socially-distanced HVR camaraderie and had fun voting for their favorite Porsches.


Winning in the Early 911 category was Kevin and Denise Dollard with their 1970 911T. Taking the award for 1999 to present 911’s was Josh Aaron’s awesome 2018 GT2 RS. In the Boxster/Cayman category, President Bruce Coopersmith had to hand the award to himself for his 2014 Boxster! Finally, the Best of Show award went to Rich Triggiani’s 2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet.  Check out the photo gallery on our site!

Meet 'n Greet at Saunderskill Farms

Posted on September 26th, 2020 4:26 PM by Jeff Kriz


Enjoy the tastes and sights of the Fall season with your fellow HVR members, but hurry - it's filling up fast so don't miss out!

Saunderskill Farms

5100 Rt. 209, Accord, NY 12404
Sunday, October 18th, from 10 am to 12 noon!

Saunderskill Farms features local, seasonal fresh produce, baked goods and a variety of coffee, as well as ready made lunches and soups. You can also buy pumpkins and apples from their own orchard. This event is limited to 25 cars. Members must RSVP to Bruce Coopersmith at hvrpca@gmail.com by October 12th and indicate how many people will be in their car.  All attendees must wear a mask/face covering (except when eating) and observe social distancing.

Watch for more information via our Facebook Group.

HVR Annual Picnic and People's Choice Concours - UPDATE

Posted on August 27th, 2020 9:37 PM by Jeff Kriz

The HVR PCA Board is pleased to announce that we will be proceeding with our Annual Picnic and People’s Choice Concours event on September 13, but due to the restrictions imposed by NY State, we are holding it with some modifications:

The event will be limited to the first fifty (50) people who register, first come, first served. The cost will be $10 per person and all attendees must pre-register, pre-pay, and complete the required PCA CDW (Communicative Disease Waiver) in advance. Although we normally encourage full family participation at our events, in order to accommodate a maximum number of our members who desire to attend, due to the state-mandated attendance limitation we are limiting the event to members and one spouse/family member/guest. No walk-ins will be allowed. Face coverings/masks will be required and all customary social distancing protocols will be followed.

Unfortunately, due to the complexity of offering food to our members within NY State guidelines, we are asking all attendees to please bring your own desired food, snacks, and soft drinks/water to this picnic. If you wish, alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at the bar near the pavilion. We still anticipate plenty of fun by getting together with your fellow HVR buddies for good conversation, as well as admiring and voting on your favorite Porsches, with a chance to win and take home a handsome award!

HVR members will receive an email with details on how to register for the event. You may contact the HVR Secretary for more information.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you!!

HVR PCA Board of Directors

HVR Annual Picnic and People's Choice Concours

Posted on July 17th, 2020 11:10 AM by Jeff Kriz


HVR Annual Picnic and People’s Choice Concours
Sunday, September 13th 2020, 12 noon - 4:00 pm
Blackrock Fish & Game Club
5 Pleasant Hill Rd., Mountainville, NY 10953

Plan to join fellow HVR members for a delicious catered lunch at the Pavilion on the pastoral grounds of the Blackrock Fish & Game Club while checking out our region’s beautiful Porsche’s and maybe come home with an award!  To ease compliance with COVID restrictions, all attendees will need to pre-register (no walk-ins).  We will use ClubRegistration.net and expect to have registration open by mid-August, so save the date now!  Cost will be $25/person.

Watch for another e-blast in the near future with more details including how to use the ClubRegistration web service.

Stay safe and happy driving!

Update from Bruce Coopersmith, HVR President

Posted on June 13th, 2020 1:37 PM by Jeff Kriz


The Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Region, Porsche Club of America, would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. Even though in-person social and driving activities have been on hold, we want you to know that the planning of events is going forward. As a start, our April Driver’s Education event at Lime Rock Park has now been rescheduled for July 28th (due to COVID-19 restrictions, only Solo Drivers will be permitted). Registration and details can be found on ClubRegistration.net or contact Track Chair Kevin Challacombe for more information.

We want to encourage members to make use of the many resources that your PCA membership makes available to all members. Log on to the pca.org website and explore informative PCA Spotlight and Tech Tactics Live videos, or get your questions answered about your particular Porsche model in the Tech Q & A section.

Stay safe.
Bruce Coopersmith, President

Spring Breakout has been canceled due to COVID-19

Posted on May 14th, 2020 2:12 PM by Jeff Kriz


While we were all hopeful that Spring Breakout could be held as scheduled on June 7th, it has become evident that such a gathering is not possible at this point in time. Regrettably, this is the first time in 30 years that we have had to cancel this cherished event. We are looking into holding a similar event later in the year.

Stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your understanding.

HVR DE at Lime Rock Park has been Canceled

Posted on March 21st, 2020 9:52 AM by Jeff Kriz


Lime Rock Park has announced closure to public events until April 30 due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Therefore, our Driver Education event on Tuesday, April 14th, is now canceled. We plan to reschedule the event as soon as it is feasible. So, for the time being, we ask you to be patient and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Those who have registered for the event will receive further information from the Registrar.

Thanks for your understanding and remember to take care of yourselves and each other.

HVR/PCA Winter Banquet - A Great Time!

Posted on February 3rd, 2020 1:08 PM by Jeff Kriz


50 members celebrated the start of the HVR PCA’s 45th anniversary year with scrumptious food, live music, presentations, door prizes, and good friends--old and new!

The Hillbilly Parade featured modern Top 40 Country music, with John Repko on keys, Jason Casterlin on guitar and vocals, and Cheyenne See as lead female vocalist, giving us some acoustic entertainment to enjoy. After the meal, presentations were made by Bruce Coopersmith, President, that included the introduction of the newly elected Board, recognition to new members, and a tribute to past presidents of the club, among whom the 1973 founding members, Dick and Maggie, were present.  Special thanks to Jessica Klee, who prepared a slide show showcasing the 2019 HVR events.
Peter Bohlig won the 50/50 Raffle, and the door prizes included a variety of fine quality merchandise that made for a host of winners!  Thanks to everyone who attended. Looking forward to an excellent 2020 for the club! [courtesy Heather Dyshuk]

HVR/PCA Annual Winter Banquet!

Posted on November 24th, 2019 10:47 AM by Jeff Kriz


Sunday, January 26th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Farmers and Chefs Restaurant
40 Albany Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Come help us celebrate the start of the Hudson Valley Region, Porsche Club of America’s 45th anniversary year with scrumptious food, live music, presentations, door prizes and good friends!

Buffet Menu:

  • Appetizers: Artisanal Cheese and Fruit Platter, Fried Artichoke Hearts with garlic aioli & Hungarian paprika, Roasted Shishito Peppers
  • Wellfleet Oysters on a half shell
  • Farmers Salad (local seasonal greens, grilled Fishkill Farm apples, goat cheese, dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds)
  • Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with carrots and herbs
  • Farmers & Chefs Truffle Mac 'n Cheese
  • Pan-Roasted Murray’s Chicken with white wine, garlic, cherry tomatoes, leeks and fresh dill
  • Roasted Autumn Vegetables
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Desserts: Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting and Cinnamon, Apple Blueberry Crisp, Walnut Vanilla Chocolate Brownies

$55 per person - Please RSVP by sending your check made out to "HVR/PCA" to:
Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary
9 Ogden Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Successful "Taste of the Track" at Lime Rock Park

Posted on November 5th, 2019 9:41 AM by Jeff Kriz


Among other ToT participants at the Sept 21 HVR Advanced DE was Donna Pederson, who was all smiles after her experience at historic Lime Rock Park.

HVR Members Enjoyed a Scenic Fall Tour

Posted on November 5th, 2019 9:36 AM by Jeff Kriz


HVR members took advantage of a beautiful autumn Saturday in October as they followed the Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway to take in the flavor of the colorful season. Led by our tour leader, Fred Webster, the group enjoyed stops for complimentary coffee and donuts at Saunderskill Farm and then to view the awe-inspiring Ashokan Reservoir, with a final stop for lunch at the Hurley Mountain Inn.

Remembering Ike Garrido

Posted on October 27th, 2019 7:18 PM by Jeff Kriz


The Hudson Valley Region Porsche Club of America regrets to announce the passing of one of our members, Enrique "Ike" Garrido. Ike died on Sunday, June 30th, 2019.

Ike joined HVR in May of 2017.  Our deepest condolences to his wife, Laura, and family.

"Taste of the Track" at Lime Rock on Sept 21

Posted on September 13th, 2019 8:10 AM by Jeff Kriz


Don't miss the "Taste of the Track" Track Tour at our September 21 Advanced DE at Lime Rock Park. The cost is $25.00 for one 15 min. pace car controlled session on track at 60 mph, with a 20 min. educational "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.

If you have been itching to get your Porsche on track but aren’t quite sure about doing a PCA Driver Education event, this is your opportunity to get a taste of what it’s like at a minimum cost!  Bring a folding chair and watch the Advanced drivers or socialize with DE participants.

Go to ClubRegistration.net to register for this event (search for Event Type = "Driver's Ed" and Event Host = "Hudson Valley Region PCA"; if you haven't already done so, you'll need to set up an account first).  Contact the HVR Track Chair, Kevin Challacombe, if you have any questions.

HVR Annual Picnic and People's Choice Concours

Posted on July 30th, 2019 8:41 AM by Jeff Kriz


HVR Annual Picnic and People’s Choice Concours
Sunday, September 8th, 12 noon - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Fish & Game Club
5 Pleasant Hill Rd., Mountainville, NY 10953

Shine up your P-Car and join us for a delicious lunch at the Pavilion on the pastoral grounds of the Black Rock Fish & Game Club while checking out our region’s beautiful Porsche’s and maybe come home with an award!

Attendees will vote for their favorite Porsche in various categories, as well as Best in Show.

Cost to HVR members is $25/person ($12.50 for kids 12 and under).

RSVP by sending your check made out to "HVR/PCA" to:

Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary
9 Ogden Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Bellvale Creamery Meetup

Posted on July 19th, 2019 4:11 AM by Jeff Kriz


Attention HVR PCA members!   We're having a meet up on Sunday, July 28th 12-3pm at the Bellvale Farms Creamery (1390 Rte. 17A, Warwick NY 10990).

The Bellvale Creamery is located on the top of Mount Peter with a spectacular view of the Warwick Valley. It is a frequent stop for hikers on the Appalachian Trail and Trip Advisor ranked the Bellvale Creamery #2 among Top 10 Ice Cream Parlor’s in the United States. 

Come join us for a relaxing afternoon of socializing, ice cream and admiring the great views (and the cars too!). For more information about the farm and creamery be sure to check out the official website at www.bellvalefarms.com.

Just a couple of reminders - the ice cream, food and beverages are on you and the parking on 2 gravel lots, although ample, can fill up so plan to arrive early. This is a destination meet up, so there is not an HVRPCA driving tour to or from the location. Of course, you are free to make your own private individual arrangements to drive together if you like.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Format Change for Aug 16-17 Shared DE

Posted on June 14th, 2019 12:54 PM by Jeff Kriz


A change has been made to the August 16-17 Lime Rock Park HPDE with Hudson Champlain and Hudson Valley PCA.

The format for the event will now have:

Friday 8/16/19 will be 4 x 60 minute open track sessions for advanced drivers (>5 days in PCA white run group or equivalent - $349).

Saturday 8/17/19 will be for Novice drivers ($299) and instructors ($49), with the Green, Yellow and Red run groups each receiving 4 x 20 minute run sessions. Drivers in the White run group with less than 5 days are welcome to register for Saturday and run in the Yellow run group.  Drivers new to DE are especially encouraged to take part in this great introduction to High Performance Driver Education.

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

Get Ready for Spring Breakout!

Posted on May 9th, 2019 9:20 AM by Jeff Kriz


Sunday, June 9th: 12 noon - 4:00 pm

(Rain Date June 16th).

It’s time to bring that Porsche out of hibernation and come on out to Advanced Automotive of New Windsor, 2450 State Route 32, for our fun and informative annual Hudson Valley Region PCA gathering! The Essen Express Food Truck is back again offering delicious German specialties. Lunch is at no cost for HVR members and their guests.

This year we will feature a demonstration on Ceramic Coating by “Exclusive Autoworks” Automotive Detailing Specialists. There will also be a presentation on preparing your car and yourself for High-Performance Driver Education events.

Feel free to bring some folding chairs and your preferred adult beverage.

RSVP to our hosts, Tom and Giani Florio, at Advanced Auto by phone at (845) 562-0346 or via email at ADVANCEDAUTOMOTIVENW@GMAIL.COM by June 3rd.

See you there!

2019 HVR/PCA Driver Education Schedule

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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.

Aurora Straus to speak at the HVR Holiday Banquet!

Posted on December 17th, 2017 12:14 PM by Jeff Kriz


Registration is open for the HVR Annual Holiday/Winter Banquet Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 1-5 pm at Plated Modern American Bistro, in Hopewell Junction, NY. Get ready for an enjoyable afternoon repast and get together with your fellow Porschephiles.

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series rising star, Aurora Straus, will speak at the HVR Holiday/Winter Banquet about the challenges she has encountered in entering the racing world being young, female and not a naturally gifted driver.

The cost is $70 per person, beer and wine included (there will also be a cash bar).
Send your checks made payable to HVR PCA, to:

Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary
9 Ogden Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Don't miss out on this chance to hear first hand about the competitive world of Porsche racing!

2018 HVR Board Election Results

Posted on December 16th, 2017 3:31 PM by Jeff Kriz

The HVR Board Officers for the 2018 term are:

  • Mark Maserjian, President
  • Bruce Coopersmith, Vice President
  • John Barna, Treasurer
  • Tom Tully, Director
  • Dennis Jenny, Director
  • Jeff Kriz, Secretary

A total of 25 ballots were received.

Respectfully submitted,
Jeff Kriz
Secretary HVR PCA


HVR Annual Holiday/Winter Banquet

Posted on December 1st, 2017 12:32 PM by Jeff Kriz



Save the Date!
HVR Annual Holiday/Winter Banquet Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 1-5 pm at Plated Modern American Bistro, in Hopewell Junction, NY.
Mark your calendars for an enjoyable afternoon repast and get together with your fellow Porschephiles.
The cost will be $70 per person, beer and wine included. Watch for upcoming emails for additional information!


  • Fried Calamari
  • Mozzarella Caprese
  • Cold Plate (Italian-style deli)

 Main Course (Family Style)

  • Momma Lucy (chicken cutlet)
  • Prime Rib
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Penne Vodka


  • Cheesecake
  • Coffee, Tea and Soda

House wines and beer included
Cash bar will be available


Congratulations to HVR “People’s Choice” Award Winners!

Posted on September 27th, 2017 9:18 AM by Jeff Kriz


The following HVR members won trophies at the recent Brunch and Concours at Shadows on the Hudson:

  • Wayne Campbell (pictured above receiving his trophy from HVR President Mark Maserjian)-Best in Class 356, for his 1965 356 Cabriolet and Best in Show!
  • Frank Parrella-Best in Class 911 1973-1998, for his 1985 Turbo Carrera.
  • Willard Parks-Best in Class 928, for his 1987 S4.
  • Bart Dyshuk-Best in Class 914/924/924S, for his 1988 924S.
  • Steve Gargano-Best in Class 944/968, for his 1993 968 Cabriolet.
  • Howard Amchin-Best in Class 911 1997-Present, for his 2014 Carrera 4S.
  • Paul Madsen-Best in Class Boxster/Cayman, for his 2017 Cayman.
  • Glen Mayo- (prospective member and guest of Howard Amchin) Best in Class Cayenne/Macan/Panamera for his 2009 Cayenne.

Nice job, HVR members!

Angry Orchard Drive & Dine

Posted on September 15th, 2017 10:32 AM by Jeff Kriz


Enjoy the Fall season on this driving tour to the Angry Orchard Brewery in Walden, NY on Sunday, October 22nd for hard cider tasting. A Gourmet Food Truck will be available. This event is limited to 30 cars.

The driving tour route can be downloaded here: (https://hv.pca.org/assets/sitedocuments/Angry_Orchard_Drive.pdf)

The tour is optional, and if you'd like to meet at Angry Orchard at 11am, the location and other info is available at their website (https://www.angryorchard.com/our-orchard/visit-our-orchard).

If you would like to join in, please contact the HVR Tour Chair, Tom Tully (mailto:ttully@hvc.rr.com).

See you there!

Upcoming Track Event!

Posted on August 30th, 2017 4:28 PM by Jeff Kriz


HVR Advanced Driver’s Education at Lime Rock Park-Saturday, Sept.16th

Plenty of track time to hone your driving skills at this beautiful and historic race track.
Go to clubregistration.net or motorsportsreg.com to register.
For more information, contact Kevin Challacombe, Track Chair via email at kchally@aol.com.

HVR Brunch and Concours at Shadows on the Hudson

Posted on August 11th, 2017 6:26 PM by Jeff Kriz


Sunday, September 10th 1:30-3:30 pm

Join us on the Sunrise Deck West, for a beautiful view of the River while enjoying a delicious Brunch menu and the company of your fellow HVR members at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.  Afterwards, we will have our annual People’s Choice awards for the nicest Porsches in various categories.  Please park in the Lower Parking Lot when you arrive.

Cost is $35 per person. There will also be a cash bar.

Please send your check made out to "HVR PCA" by August 31st to:
Jeffrey Kriz, HVR Secretary
9 Ogden Road
Ossining, NY 10562


View the New Photo Galleries

Posted on August 4th, 2017 3:45 PM by Jeff Kriz


We've posted two new photo galleries - "Spring Breakout 2017" from the recent event hosted by Advanced Automotive, and "HVR Tour at Dutch's Spirits".  View these and other galleries by clicking the "PHOTOS" link above and selecting an album.  Enjoy!

HVR Spring Breakout - Come Try the Race Simulator!!!

Posted on May 25th, 2017 2:17 PM by Jeff Kriz



Another reason to join us at the Spring Breakout on June 3rd (12 noon) at Advanced Automotive in New Windsor: There will be a Race Car Simulator at the event (check out this short video!). This simulator is super realistic with 3 screens and the ability to actually feel the track surface and car motion. There will be no charge to participants but you will have to register when you arrive to reserve your time slot.  This should be a super fun addition to an already enjoyable event!  Contact Tom Florio at ADVANCEDAUTOMOTIVENW@GMAIL.COM to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

HVR tour at Dutch's Spirits - June 25th

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 3:40 PM by Jeff Kriz


Fun and tasty event at Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm in Pine Plains, NY on Sunday, June 25th. Tour the site of the Prohibition era moonshine distillery and secret tunnels of famous mobster, Dutch Schultz. (Learn more about  Dutch's Spirits here: https://www.dutchsspirits.com/)


Arrival time is 1:00pm. A box lunch with a choice of sandwiches, a side salad, and dessert,  will be provided for $10, payable at the event. Tour starts at 2:30pm and is free. Then, visit the tasting bar and shop at the farm market. Sounds like fun, right?


Please email Social Activities Chair, Dean Avery (drravery@yahoo.com) with any questions and to RSVP, as well as to request your choice of sandwich: Turkey, Chicken Salad, Roast Beef, Tuna or Ham.  If you are interested in helping to organize a group drive to the event, please let us know that, too!

HVR Spring Breakout at Advanced Automotive

Posted on April 28th, 2017 8:08 AM by Jeff Kriz


Please join us on Saturday, June 3rd from 12 noon to 4 pm, for our annual Spring Breakout at Advanced Automotive, at 2450 State Route 32, New Windsor, NY 12553.
So shine up your Porsche and drive on over for a cookout and friendly conversation with fellow P-car enthusiasts!
There is no fee for this event. Food and soft drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring beer or wine and a folding chair. It would be appreciated if attendees could RSVP to our hosts, Tom and Giani Florio via email at advancedautomotivenw@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 31st.


HVR Advanced DE day at Lime Rock Park

Posted on January 18th, 2017 12:47 PM by Jeff Kriz

Driver's Education event at Lime Rock Park, Tuesday April 11, 2017 [Note change of date!]. This event is open to all Marques with only 50 entries accepted.
Our track day is for Advanced Drivers only (White, Black, Red) and is un-muffled.
Run groups 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 half day event and we will run from 12 PM to 5 PM. No un-muffled cars are to be started before noon.
So if you have a car that you have not been able to run at Lime Rock because of it's noise level, now is your opportunity to run on this historic track. Track will open at 10:00 am for Tech inspection and Registration.
For those who plan on attending the Club Race on April 21-22 this is a great opportunity to get seat time prior to the race as it is the only un-muffled event prior to the race.

Registration opens Feb. 1 at ClubRegistration.net - hope you can make this Event.

Kevin J. Challacombe
Hudson Valley Region PCA

HVR PCA Annual Gathering and Dinner

Posted on December 19th, 2016 3:49 PM by Jeff Kriz


Please join with fellow PCA members to celebrate the New Year at our Annual Holiday Gathering.  The festivities will be from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, January 29 at Vinum Café, The Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville NY, which offers excellent dining in a comfortable setting. There will be a delicious cheese board and cocktail/social hour from 1~2pm prior to the main meal.

We will have an exclusive group tour of the Brotherhood Winery and tasting prior to the social hour. Those interested should arrive at the Winery at 11am for the tour start; cost is $9 per person, payable at the event.

The Menu: Buffet Style

 Waldorf Salad

  • Penne A la Vodka
  • Hickory Smoked, Slow Cooked Beef Brisket and Horse Radish Sauce
  • Chicken Milanese
  • Salmon Fillet with oriental glaze.  

 Rosemary Roasted Red Bliss Potato
 Haricots Verts, ( Sweet, Tiny Green Beans )

 Dessert, Mixed Fresh Berries with Crème Chantilly

The cost is $50 per person, which includes your meal, soft drinks, coffee and dessert.  There will be a cash bar.

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK made out to HVR PCA for the number of persons attending.  Send your check to Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary, 9 Ogden Road, Ossining, NY 10562.  We MUST receive payment no later than Friday, 20 January 2017!  Be sure to include a mailing or email address where we can send confirmation.

Directions to the restaurant can be found at the Vinum Café Directions page (https://vinumcafe.com/directions).

Cheers and Happy Driving!

2017 HVR Board Election Results

Posted on December 19th, 2016 1:31 PM by Jeff Kriz

The HVR Board Officers for the 2017 term are:

  • Mark Maserjian, President
  • Andrew Barlet, Vice President
  • John Barna, Treasurer
  • Dean Avery, Director
  • Bruce Coopersmith, Director
  • Jeff Kriz, Secretary

A total of 17 ballots were received.

Respectfully submitted,
Jeff Kriz
Secretary HVR PCA


Drive and Dine at Madava Farms - Crown Maple Producer

Posted on September 27th, 2016 12:16 PM by Jeff Kriz


Join your fellow HVR members for a splendid Fall drive to Madava Farms in Dutchess County NY for a tour of the Crown Maple Syrup production facility.  Our tour will begin Sunday, October 30 starting at 12 noon.  Please plan to arrive by 11:30am to place your lunch order from the Cafe menu (https://www.crownmaple.com/visit-madava-farms/farmstand-cafe); after the tour concludes (about 1 hour), our lunches will be ready to enjoy!

Cost for the tour is $10 per person, plus lunch and beverage.  Payment will be made on arrival at the facility.

Please send a message to Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary (mailto:jwkriz@verizon.net, phone:914-434-8382), letting us know if you plan to attend and the number in your party.  Please respond no later than Friday, October 21.

If anyone would like to organize a group drive to Madava Farms, please let us know the details.

Directions to Madava Farms can be found here: https://www.crownmaple.com/visit-madava-farms/plan-your-visit.

See you there!

HVR Picnic and People's Choice Concours - Saturday, Sept 10

Posted on August 15th, 2016 12:23 PM by Jeff Kriz



Come and enjoy the annual Hudson Valley Region PCA picnic and People’s Choice Concours!  Mark your calendar NOW for Saturday 10 September starting at 1 pm.


 HVR member Peter Ludwig has again generously invited us to his gorgeous estate in New Paltz.  The meal will be catered by renowned Rosticceria Rossi & Sons.  The delicious Italian-style menu includes: 



  • Caesar Salad
  • Rigatoni Bolognese
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Broccoli in Garlic & Olive Oil
  • Pastries and Cookies for dessert!


Soft drinks and coffee are included; beer will be donated by Al Daniels, owner of Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie. COST PER PERSON IS $30.



Incredible location, fabulous food, a great time for catching up with fellow members and beautiful Porsche’s to admire.  We will have a People’s Choice judging in categories to be announced, with fabulous trophies for the winners in each category and, of course, the BEST OF SHOW!



PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK made out to HVR PCA, indicating number of members in your party.  Send your check to Jeff Kriz, HVR Secretary, 9 Ogden Rd., Ossining, NY 10562.  We MUST receive payment no later than THURSDAY, 25 AUGUST 2016!  Be sure to include an email address where we can send confirmation; directions to Peter’s house will be included in the confirmation message.



So polish up your Porsche!  Rain or shine, we look forward to seeing you and your members of the HVR family.


Cheers and Happy Driving!


PCA and Merkur Club Garage Tour / BBQ

Posted on July 27th, 2016 10:26 AM by Jeff Kriz

The PCA and MCA (Merkur Club of America) garage tour/BBQ/ Paintless Dent Removal will be from 12pm - 4pm Saturday August 13th at 21 School House Lane in Rosendale, NY 12472. Delicious food and non alcoholic beverages will be provided with some help from the PCA and MCA. If you would like to bring a favorite side dish or dessert, that would be great! Bring your own alcohol if you would like, no race tracking or burnouts through our neighborhood afterwards.

An excellent paint-less dent removal tech (Jeff Voorhess) will be on site . Please let me know if you would like to hire him to remove dents ahead of time , so Jeff knows how to schedule his Saturday. Food, friends and cars what more can I say!! 

Please contact Bart at: 1-845-346-5340 or bartdyshuk@hvc.rr.com;  Bart would like a headcount for food purchase.

     Looking forward to seeing you,
     Bart Dyshuk and Family

Spring..er..Mid Summer Breakout

Posted on July 9th, 2016 10:20 AM by Jeff Kriz


Well it looks like we will have a "Mid Summer Breakout" this year. Date is set for Saturday July 30th at Advanced Auto in New Windsor. Please rsvp to Jeff Kriz (jwkriz@verizon.net) if you can make the event. Dogs, burgers and sausage will be provided by the HVR. Bring a folding chair and an adult beverage if you so desire. We will begin at 12 noon and wind it up around 4pm. So come on out, talk cars, show off your latest modifications etc. Meet your other members and have a general good time talking P-car.


Trip to New Hampshire

Posted on May 31st, 2016 10:38 AM by Jeff Kriz


Here is a message I received from Frank Parrella:

Hi Allen, in this month PANORAMA pg 37 there is this nice outing up in Claremont NH, I was wondering if you might interested? We also might be able to get others interested, on June 18, it’s a tour with 7 cover bridges followed by a pig roast, Chris and I are going to try to attend. Frank & Chris


I talked to Frank and he is willing to lead a group up for this event.  If you are interested please post your intent here and get in touch with Frank on his cell phone;   1-845-239-3100    This may call for an over-nighter if some so desire.


HVR Annual Holiday Banquet - Sunday, 31 January 2016

Posted on January 6th, 2016 12:09 PM by Jeff Kriz



Please join with fellow PCA members to celebrate the New Year at our Annual Banquet.  The festivities will start at 1pm on Sunday, January 31 at Chalet on the Hudson in Cold Spring NY, which offers excellent dining and fabulous views across the Hudson River. 


The menu will include tossed salad, fresh baked breads, red roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cake, coffee and tea.  We will also have an appetizer table of assorted salami's with fresh mozzarella. 


You may choose your main course from: A. Prime Rib, B. Chicken Piccata, or C. Tilapia Puttanesca.  Cost per person is $50, which includes appetizer, dessert and coffee.  A cash bar will be available. 


PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK made out to HVR PCA, indicating meal choice(s) (A., B. or C.) and the number of each choice.  Send your check to John Barna, HVR Treasurer, 46 South Grant Avenue, Congers, NY 10920.  We MUST receive payment no later than Thursday, 21 January 2016!  Be sure to include an email address where we can send confirmation.


Directions to the restaurant can be found at the Chalet on the Hudson Contact Us web page. (https://www.chaletonthehudson.com/contact-us/) 


Cheers and Happy Driving!


HVR Picnic and 40th Anniversary Celebration - Sun, 13 Sept

Posted on August 17th, 2015 10:02 AM by Jeff Kriz



Come and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Hudson Valley Region PCA!  Mark your calendar NOW for Sunday 13 September starting at 1 pm.


This promises to be an outstanding event – not to be missed!  HVR member Peter Ludwig has generously invited us to his gorgeous estate in New Paltz.  The fabulous feast will be served up fresh from the grills and steamers of All Smoked Up Catering, whose chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America.  We’ll have three menu options:




A.  Sirloin Menu - $45 per adult


  • Wood Grilled 4oz Carved sirloin w/ horseradish mustard cream sauce

  • Skin on chicken thighs dry rubbed Carolina vinegar sauce on the side

  • Sweet & white blend potato mash

  • Cheddar & smoked gouda mac & cheese or cheddar / parmesan

  • Corn coblet

  • Cabbage & jicama slaw

  • Mixed green salad

  • House cornbread




B.  Lobster Menu - $55 per adult


  • 1.5 lb lobster w/ drawn butter tails split, claws cracked w/ lobster bibs

  • Sweet & white blend potato mash

  • Cheddar & smoked gouda mac & cheese or cheddar / parmesan

  • Corn coblet

  • Cabbage & jicama slaw

  • Mixed green salad

  • House cornbread




C.  Kids Menu - $20 per child under 18


  • 4oz cheeseburger w/ ketchup & mustard

  • Hot dog w/ ketchup & mustard

  • Sweet & white blend potato mash

  • Cheddar & smoked gouda mac & cheese or cheddar / parmesan

  • Corn coblet

  • Cabbage & jicama slaw

  • Mixed green salad

  • House cornbread




Soft drinks and ice will be provided; you are welcome to bring adult beverages as desired.




Incredible location, fantastic food, a great time for catching up with fellow members and beautiful Porsche’s to admire.  We will have a People’s Choice judging in categories to be announced, with fabulous trophies for the winners in each category and, of course, the BEST OF SHOW!  And, there will be a 40th Anniversary commemorative memento for all members attending.


PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK made out to HVR PCA, indicating meal choice(s) (A., B. or C.) and the number of each choice.  Send your check to George Beuselinck, HVR Treasurer, 172 Hardenburgh Rd., Ulster Park, NY  12487.  We MUST receive payment no later than THURSDAY, 27 AUGUST 2015!  Be sure to include an email address where we can send confirmation; directions to Peter’s house will be included in the confirmation message.


So polish up your Porsche!  Rain or shine, we look forward to seeing you and your family as we celebrate forty years of HVR.


Cheers and Happy Driving!


Unobtanium Open House - September 5th

Posted on August 7th, 2015 12:42 PM by Jeff Kriz


This sent in by Adam Wright of the Unobtanium Porsche restorer in Ravena, NY:

Unobtanium Open House
Saturday, September 5th, 2015
12pm to 3pm
I want to invite everyone out to our 2nd Annual Open House at our location in scenic Ravena, NY. We have finally moved our whole operation from the old leather factory in Gloversville, NY. Cars that have not seen the light of day in over a decade are now back in the sun.
There is plenty of parking that is super safe as the Police Station is the only other building on our dead end street. We encourage everyone to bring their Porsche, but if you can't please bring yourself and a few friends. We will have food and drink on hand and the Unobtanium crew of Adam, Matt, and Big John will be there to answer any questions. We might even talk Big John into doing some feats of great strength!
The warehouse normally has 15-20 early Porsche projects to look at as well as shelf after shelf of parts for all your restoration needs. You won't be disappointed if Porsche 356's and early 9 series cars are your passion. In addition, some of our personal collection will be on hand like the 356 A Coupe that won Daytona in 1966. You can also check out the latest shop project - we are converting a 914-6 into a 904 using a real 904 body!
We are hoping Wray from Proshaper can come out with the latest metal he is shaping for our aluminum 550 Spyder project. His website is https://www.proshaper.com if you want to check out his work.
If you want to see pics from last year's open house you can check them out on our blog:
Last year we lined the street in so many Porsches you would have thought you were in Germany! The shop address is:

14 W Shore St.
Ravena, NY 12143
Hope to see you there!
Adam Wright

VIP Wine Tasting at Brotherhood Winery

Posted on July 29th, 2015 7:34 AM by Jeff Kriz



The VIP wine tasting and tour will be held on Sunday, Aug 9th at 11 am sharp.   $15 a person.  This will be at the historic Brotherhood Winery 100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr.,  Washingtonville, NY,  10992.  We will have a private tour and sample select wines from their international wine portfolio (not available at the general tasting).


You are free to bring your own lunch / snacks and enjoy the patio area at the Winery or there is a cafe on the premises (The Vinum Cafe is where we had our banquet last January).   If you can not make to the 11am tasting, you are free to join us on the patio later in the day, and the winery has tasting and tours open to the general public that you can do on your own.


We need a headcount for the VIP tour so please get back to Steve Gargano, who organized this event, at:





DO NOT RESPOND TO ME respond to Steve.




2015 HVR Spring Breakout @ Advanced Auto

Posted on May 31st, 2015 2:13 PM by Jeff Kriz


 Event went very well as 52 members showed up, some of them first timers.  Ron Schaeffer took over as Head Chef and turned out some delicious dogs & burgers to complement the many snacks and goodies that our generous attendees brought along.

 Again we have to thank the Florio's for making their facility open to the membership along with providing the grill facility.  A good time was had by all and the region had a great kick off for the summer driving season.

Andrew Barlet - 2014 HVR Rookie Driver of the Year

Posted on May 31st, 2015 1:53 PM by Jeff Kriz



Due to Andy's dedication and abilities demonstrated at our DE events we award him the Rookie of the year award.


Annual HVR Banquet

Posted on November 13th, 2014 12:52 PM by Jeff Kriz



Our annual banquet will be held on 25 Jan. '15 at the Vinum Cafe  84 Brotherhood Plaza Dr.  Washingtonville, NY 10992 from 12 noon till 4 pm.  

Check out the place at:   vinumcafe.com.  The cafe is located at the Brotherhood Winery, the oldest winery in America.  They do give wine tasting tours.  The location is near the center of our region so the turnout should be good.  Let me know if you will need any lodging information as I think the nearest motels are in the Newburgh area.  The cost will be $50 a person.  Checks can be made out ahead of time and sent to our current treasurer, Linda Eurich   2790 Salt Point Turnpike  Clinton Corners, NY  12514.  Make check out to HVRPCA.  Be sure to let me know that you are coming so I can keep an accurate headcount.   aklon30@yahoo.com



The Menu: Buffet Style



Composed Salad

-Penne A la Vodka
-Roast Beef Carving Station, with Bearnaise and Horse Radish Sauce
-Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushroom & Black Truffle Sauce          
-Salmon Fillet with oriental glaze.   


Rosemary Roasted Red Bliss Potato
Haricots Verts, ( Sweet, Tiny Green Bean )



Dessert, Mixed Fresh Berries with Crème Chantilly

From noon till 1pm we will have a cocktail cheese board available.  Cash bar. Since it is buffet style you can sample a bit of all the offerings but I would like to know your preference, i.e. meat, fish, fowl, just for logistic planning purposes. There will be a deadline for reserving a spot of the 20th of Jan.  Any one wanting to attend after that date will have to contact me to see if space is available.  (Allen K. Littlefield   aklon30@yahoo.com) We will have a 'snow date' if needs be.  Hope to see many of you again and have a very good holiday season.



A Gathering of Old Cars - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Posted on October 15th, 2014 4:20 PM by Jeff Kriz


Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh State Historic Site


See classic cars in a "Great Gatsby" type setting, during peak leaf-peeping season. Free admission, but donations gladly accepted. 


Mills Mansion’s Classic Car Event is on for October 19, 2014


Last year we had a great turnout with over 20 cars.


Come and stay the whole day or come by and see the 900 + Classic cars on display.


You can come in costume for the year your Porsche was made, or any other year you desire.


Cars are asked to be there around 10:00am and the event runs to about 4:00pm. Please note; you are not required to stay the whole day, only if you want to.


Things you may want to bring if you decide to come to the Mills Mansion Event:


* Lawn chairs


* Cooler with your lunch and favorite beverage


There are vendors who sell things, but I am unsure


of their menu and pricing.


Ray and I are looking for a head count for the event, so the planners can make space enough for our cars.


We would also like to know if anyone would like to meet for dinner afterwards at a restaurant in which I can make reservations.


Please get back to me no later than the 15th.




Ray or Linda Eurich






PCA Zone One 48 Hours of Watkins Glen

Posted on May 7th, 2014 10:40 AM by Jeff Kriz


PCA Zone One
48 Hours of Watkins Glen
June 6, 7 & 8, 2014

The Zone 1 48 Hours at Watkins Glen began in 1974. Continue the tradition and join us for the 40th consecutive year on June 6, 7 & 8. Watkins Glen International is the continuation of a road racing tradition dating back to 1948, when sports cars raced on the 6.6 mile course through the village of Watkins Glen. The permanent road course was built in 1956 and has remained the home of a great racing tradition for 55 years.

�We plan to add an extra hour of track time on Friday and Saturday, which means the track will be open until 5:30 PM in order to maximize track time. 
�We will allow for expanded passing in the Instructor Run Group throughout the weekend. 
�PCA National Instructor Training will occur on Friday for those who qualify with a referral from their region's chief instructor. 
�Friday is still instructor day, however all drivers in the white (intermediate), black and red run groups will be accepted to drive on Friday. The intermediate group will be given four driving sessions on Friday. 
�The Zone will host a Saturday evening cocktail hour and dinner.
�A form of Zone 1 swag will be provided to all registrants who attend. 
Don't miss the Friday evening track walk available to all registrants. Saturday and Sunday will be run in the traditional DE format with the track open until 5:30 PM on Saturday. 
We will also allow for early trailer drop off beginning Thursday evening from 6-8PM. There will also be
camping at the track from Thursday through Saturday for those who are interested. 
For more information regarding this and other Zone 1 PCA events, please visit https://zone1.pca.org. Registration for the event will open on April 15, 2014. To register for the event, log onto www.clubregistration.net For further information, contact your local track chair or email the registrar: Lou Dauerer at Zone148Hoursreg@gmail.com.
Green & Yellow (Sat & Sunday):  $295
White & Black (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $395
Instructors & Instructor Candidates (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $250

Zone 1 Events for 2014

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 2:38 PM by Mark Browne


Hi everyone,

Please be sure to check out https://zone1.pca.org to see the Zone events planned for this year.  

May 30 – June 1, 2014     Zone 1 - Club Race - Clash at The Glen

June 6 – 8, 2014     Zone 1 - 48 Hours - Drivers Education at Watkins Glen

June 15 -21, 2014     PCA Parade in Monterey California

August 23-24, 2014     Zone 1 Autocross - Devens, MA

November 6-9, 2014     PCA Escape – Escape to Magical Orlando

We're looking forward to seeing you out there!


HVRPCA Holiday Banquet

Posted on December 12th, 2013 9:35 AM by Allen Littlefield


Banquet will be held on Sat. Jan. 18th at Shadows on the Hudson,  176 Rinaldi Blvd.  Poughkeepsie, NY  12601 from 5 pm till 8 pm.  Cost is $52 a person.   Cash bar.  There will be 4 appetizers on the table to start us off and then around 6 pm we will begin being served.  This will give us time to socialize before actual sit down meal.  There will be no speaker this year as the venue does not lend itself to projectors, audio equipment etc.  Depending on the size of our group we will be along the windows facing west overlooking the Hudson or windows facing South looking down the Hudson.  The menu will include 4 munchies prior to meal, choice of two salads, choice of Salmon, Strip steak, Chicken or vegetarian. Choice of two desserts and unlimited coffee, tea and soft drinks. You do not have to indicate your choice of entree until you are seated at your table.  I do, however, need you to make your commitment to attend so I can reserve the right area for our group.  

Please register and pay on our Webstore for you and any members who are joining you:  https://hvpca.clubstore.us.com/product_info.php?cPath=500000&products_id=500004

Our deadline for registration is December 30 to reserve with Shadows. If you need to send a check for any reason please email me at aklon30@yahoo.com and I will provide a mailing address. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Allen & Pat

Another Picnic Update - Map Link Included. Need your RSVPs!

Posted on August 26th, 2013 5:25 PM by Allen Littlefield

OK folks, we are a little less than a month away from our annual picnic. This year it will be held at the home of Charles Dermody and Lois Alimonti at 43 Morse Hill Rd. in Millerton, NY from 12 noon until around 5 pm. From noon till one will be snacks and drinks and then fried chicken from 1 pm on. Bring your own beer or wine.

Trophies for our peoples choice, first second and third place will be again provided by HVR member Bart Dyshuk and will display our new logo on them. I will also have a number of logo patches will me for sale in both sew or iron on configuration. $5 and profit from them go to the club to help expenses. We will also hold our 50/50 raffle and have some door prizes.

I now need you to make your commitment so we can have a fairly accurate head count. You can contact me or register on the website but do let me know as soon as you can. You know it will be a nice day so go ahead and commit....!!!!

RSVP here:


Save the Date! Annual HVRPCA Picnic

Posted on August 14th, 2013 3:45 PM by Allen Littlefield


Save the date, Sunday Sept. 22nd at the Dermody/Altimonti residence in Millerton NY from noon until...? More details to follow to include menu and directions when closer to the date but for now mark it on your calendars. Inform relatives, friends etc. that all weddings, hangings, BIG parties etc. must be put on hold and held another day than 22 Sept. We will also hold our annual Peoples Choice award for the top three cars voted on by the attending membership. You may acknowledge by responding on the website. Hope we have another great turnout this year.

Please RSVP via the webstore if you can join us:


Registation OPEN for our DEs at Lime Rock and Watkins Glen

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 11:32 PM by Kevin Challacombe


Dear Drivers:

Registration is now OPEN for our July 29, 2013 event at LRP as well as our Aug 28-29, 2013 Driving Into Fall DE at WGI.

As always our events at Lime Rock are not shared with the Lime Rock Club.

Our Driving Into Fall event at Watkins Glen will offer a unique format with only two run groups (assigned at registration time) and sessions that vary in duration. There will be something for everyone by offering both Driver's School and Open Track with lots of track time for both. We'll be inviting BMW club drivers and others, so there will be opportunity to make new friends and drive with makes other than Porsche. Those who have run with our Region before know that we offer a relaxed, low key event. Since this is a new event for us, we expect to have 50-60 drivers so we estimate the run groups will be empty with lots of passing opportunities.


  • The Open Track sessions will be run with Driver's Education rules, however, there will be open passing with a signal anywhere the track is straight.
  • Approved instructors can ride or take passengers at any time. Unapproved instructors and regular open track participants cannot. Approved instructors may or may not be utilized instructors for this event.
  • Open track participants are typically Black and Red drivers


  • This group will be Green/Yellow (Novice) drivers, some with in-car instructors, and others approved for solo.
  • White (intermediate) drivers will be assigned this run group until signed off for open track.


  • Applicants must provide references from their Region or Organization's chief instructor
  • At the event, a checkout ride can be requested for promotion to Open Track Participant status.
  • Registrations are not assignable.

Kevin J. Challacombe
Track Chair/Registrar

Detail session at Peavy home

Posted on July 9th, 2013 11:40 AM by Allen Littlefield

  On Sunday 4 August from 10 am till 1 pm we will hold an informal "tech" session involving various products & techniques to keep your cars appearance in top shape.  Members are encouraged to bring a product or process that works for them that they can share with others.  I will bring orbital polishers, clay bar, plastic window polish and a few other items.  There is a lift in the garage so one could inspect the underside of their car.


  Alfred & Jane Peavy have graciously opened their home  for this avent.  The address for GPS is: 140 Water Works Rd.,  Phonecia, NY 12464   Home phone is:  845-688-7361  Please rsvp if you are planning on coming.


  This is a bring your own beer or soft drinks & snacks.  We can send out for lunch (pizza or deli sandwiches) around 12:30 so we would be finished up around 1 pm.  Brng a folding chair along for your comfort.


   Thank you all and hope to see some of you there.


  Allen K. Littlefield

PCA Escape 2013 - Registration opens July 15

Posted on June 19th, 2013 3:53 PM by Mark Browne


From PCA National:

"For several years now the Escape has been one of the most sought after and exciting events on the PCA calendar. Consisting primarily of tours and social events, this non-competitive weekend is the perfect relaxing PCA holiday. Held each year in a different area of the country, this weekend is rich with regional flavor and draws a national audience that enjoys a long weekend of spending time with their Porsche cars, Porsche friends and participating in Porsche activities.

Escape to Los Angeles is the theme for 2013; and registration will be opening soon, on July 15."

Check out the website at https://escape2013.pca.org, or download the flyer at https://zone8.pca.org/escape2013.pdf. Looks like a great time!

Potential 2013 Yuengling Brewery trip

Posted on June 19th, 2013 3:40 PM by Kevin Challacombe


Hi everyone,

We are trying to plan a trip to the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, PA, and right now we have a tentative date of September 7, 2013.  If we hear that more than 15 people are interested, we will confirm the date with the brewery.  More details about the planned trip are available on our RSVP page:


Please let us know as soon as possible if you're interested so we can firm up plans.  Thanks!

June 30 Storm King Art Center trip - RSVP Today

Posted on June 19th, 2013 3:11 PM by Allen Littlefield


I need to have feedback for a headcount of those interested in a visit to the Storm King Art Center on Sunday the 30th of June. After the tour we will drive to the new Cafe at Orange County Choppers which has a nice reasonably priced menu and will hold a group of tables for us. Pat & I visited on Sat. and were very pleased with the venue.

Cost of the tour is $12 for adult, $10 for seniors and $8 for students with i.d. card. If we get enough people we will be assigned a docent to conduct the tour. There are also open trollies that will take us from area to area as the center covers many acres. This is the place you can see from the thruway below Newburgh. Since this is all outdoors we will call it off if it is raining.

Please use our events page RSVP at https://hvpca.clubstore.us.com/index.php?cPath=500000. As the date is not that far off I suggest you RSVP as soon as possible if you are interested.


JLG Autocrib Roundup

Posted on June 10th, 2013 11:01 PM by Allen Littlefield


What a great day after the threat of rain from the storm. Only 16 of us showed up for this great tour. We were greeted with a sign with our new logo on it made by Kim the great assistant that the Gish family has working for them. We then had a choice of a Mimosa, coffee, bagels and other finger snacks provided as a complimentary breakfast, thank you Dr. Jack & Alice. After a introduction Dr. Jack and his lovely and gracious wife, Alice gave us a tour of most of the 35 car collection. The recent prize winner was not out of the trailer yet. Great people and what a great facility. There will be another tour this fall so stay tuned and make plans to visit this great 'museum'. What a timely way to celebrate 50 years of the 911. More pics to follow.


Porscheplatz at Lime Rock - July 5 and 6

Posted on June 10th, 2013 10:55 PM by Mark Browne


From our Zone 1 Representative:

Porscheplatz at the ALMS Northeast Grand Prix, July 5 – July 6, 2013.

The 2013 ALMS Northeast Grand Prix returns to Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT on July 5 – July 6, 2013. Porsche Cars North America and PCA, in conjunction with ALMS and IMSA will again host our annual Porscheplatz during the races. Join us for this exclusive PCA member and Porsche owner opportunity! Display your Porsche in the Porscheplatz, meet your friends in our PCNA sponsored hospitality tent, watch Porsches in action packed racing and take part in the following Special Events:

  • Driver and Team presentations
  • Exclusive Porsche Parking
  • Dedicated infield parking
  • Sponsor presentations (Michelin/Mobil 1)
  • Prize Drawings (Tires and Hot Pit Tour)
  • Parade Laps for first 50 Porsche sign ups
  • United Sports Car Racing series update

For more info contact: Jennifer Webb, Zone 1 Representative (jenniferbischoff@hotmail.com) or Dennis Primavera, Connecticut Valley Region (jprimo527@verizon.net). For tickets go to https://tickets.limerock.com/ and follow the links to American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix Tickets and Car Corral passes.

July 29 HPDE at Lime Rock - Registration OPEN

Posted on May 21st, 2013 9:33 PM by Kevin Challacombe


Dear Drivers:

Registration is now OPEN for our July 29, 2013 event at LRP.

HVRPCA is pround to annonunce our Driver's Education Event on July 29, 2013 at Lime Rock Park.

As always our events at Lime Rock are not shared with the Lime Rock Club.

Our third and final track event will be our Advance/Novice "Driving in to Fall" annual at Watkins Glen International on August 28 & 29, 2013.

Register now at https://www.clubregistration.net.

Kevin J. Challacombe
Track Chair/Registrar

JLG Autocrib on June 8 - Last Call for RSVP

Posted on May 14th, 2013 2:08 PM by Allen Littlefield


Since we only have 20 signed up and Alice Gish suggested 25, I will close out the reservations when I reach 25. However we will be holding another trip to the Auto Crib this fall where members who missed the June trip will be able to participate. I will announce that trip later this year and member of the Board of Directors, Dean Avery will be leading this group. Stay tuned and see some of you this coming Sat.



Spring Breakout on May 18 - RSVP Today

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 8:14 PM by Allen Littlefield


Time to think about the upcoming Spring Breakout, our annual "coming out" for the driving season.

This year it will be held three weeks after the Club Race on Sat. the 18th of May. From noon until around 4.

HVR will provide grilled Sausage, dogs & burgers along with soft drinks and snacks. Bring your own beer if you would like along with a snack or something you would like to contribute. I usually bring a six pac and a bag of chips and pretzels (my personal vice!) cookies are also welcome. Also bring a folding chair as there is no seating at the Advanced Auto shop.

Advanced Auto is located on rte. 32 just south of the five corners in New Windsor NY. After the light for the Hannaford grocery store, keep to the left as the entrance is ahead on the left.

Tom & Gianni Florio have again agreed to graciously host the event so we give them double thanks for both hosting the Club Race and now the Breakout.

This is mainly members only. You can just drop by for a brief visit if you have other plans or stay for the duration. Either way hope to see many of you then. This is a great way for new members to meet the board and other P-car owners with similar interests. Also I should have the logo patches if they have arrived. They are $5 each so please bring correct change for the number have ordered.

Please RSVP on the Social Event Registration page of our store. Thank you!!!!

Spring Breakout location:
Advanced Auto of New Windsor
2450 State Route 32
New Windsor, NY 12553
Phone: 845-562-0346

Our New Social Event Registration Page

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 8:09 PM by Mark Browne

Starting with this season's Spring Breakout, we're asking the membership to take advantage of our web-based event registration and RSVP in the Store section of our web site. A link is below:


If the link doesn't work for you, please go to https://hv.pca.org, click "Events" from the top menu, then "Social Event Registration" from the right-hand menu.

For our no-cost events:

  1. Look for the "Your Event Options" section of the event you wish to RSVP for.
  2. Type your name, your email address, and the number of people you're bringing in the comments.
  3. Click "Go!" and you will be instantly added to the Attendees list tab on the event.

For our paid events:

  1. Click "Sign In" at the top of the events page, and click "Continue" to register for the first time, or type your login info and sign in.
  2. After registering or signing in, you will be returned to the main Store page. Click "Register for an Event" in the left column.
  3. Look for the "Your Event Options" section of the event you wish to register for. Click "Continue" and you will be guided through a checkout process.

Going forward, any member who emails their RSVP will be asked to follow the directions above instead. This will help streamline our planning so we can focus on making our events the best they can be. Thank you!

Paterek visit roundup

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 10:33 PM by Allen Littlefield


Around 10 members journeyed down to the Paterek Bros. Restorations as per invitation issued after his appearance and presentation at our annual banquet. This was the annual Open House that the brothers hold and most of the attendees were members of Northern New Jersey region so it was nice that our region was included this year and we wish to thank John for the hospitality. Snacks were provided and visitors could tour the shop "complex" in Chatham, NJ. A number of restored and in progress cars were on display. John also went over some of the history of the cars on display and showed some of the things they find when stripping down a car for restoration.

A few photos of the event have been posted on our gallery. Please send us more if you have them.

Group drive to Club Race this weekend

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 1:51 PM by Allen Littlefield


Frank Staron has volunteered to lead a group from the park & drive area on the East side of the Kingston/Rhinebeck Bridge. They will leave Sat. morn. 10 am sharp. Area is on right hand side of road after you go through the first traffic light after crossing the bridge. Let us know if you would like to join this group so Frank knows who will be coming: aklon30@yahoo.com.

If anyone in the more southern parts of the region would like to volunteer to lead a group up to Lime Rock Park, please let us know where and when your contingent will rally from. Thanks and see you at the Advanced Auto tent in the lower paddock area.

REMINDER - HVRPCA Hospitality Tent at Lime Rock Club Race

Posted on April 19th, 2013 10:24 AM by Allen Littlefield


Don't forget that next weekend, Sat. the 27th, is the Club Race at Lime Rock Park.

The region is hosting a lunch and place of respite for our attending members.

Still in the lower paddock on the right hand side but this year to the right of the big tree rather than on the left as in the past.

If you haven't contacted me yet with your intent to show up, please do as it is very helpful for ordering food.

Now all hope for a sunny warm day.

See you soon,


Details for drive to Paterek Bros. shop on April 14th - CORRECTED ADDRESS

Posted on March 29th, 2013 11:35 AM by Allen Littlefield


If you want to travel as a group, at least somewhat what with the traffic on I-287, we will leave the Ramapo rest area off the thruway at 10am for the hour trip down to the shop. This is the last rest area before the cut off for I-287 south exit. Park as far from the bldg. as possible back near the trucks. I will repeat the address for you to use your GPS device or for Mapquest. I recommend this as we may get separated on the drive down as traffic can be heavy. Probably traveling in groups of less than five makes the most sense as I am sure we will become somewhat separated with traffic patterns.

The correct address for the shop is 13 Commerce St. Chatham, NJ.  33 Minton Ave is John's home addy.    

His directions read as follows:  I-287 to NJ rte 24 east.  Exit 7 off of 24 onto River Rd.  Summit. Go 1.2 miles and turn right onto Commerce st. when the road curves.  Event opens at 1 pm.

If you would just rather meet us there that would be fine too. Maybe we have a few members that may want to take a different route down so I recommend you make arrangements for time and place to meet. I imagine we will return piece meal as some may have other pressing business later in the day. Light snacks will be served at NO COST! but you will not get a full lunch so be advised.

Do respond to me directly at: aklon30@yahoo.com and NOT to JODI!!! There are 26 already on the list to go so if you already let me know you don't have to reply again unless you know you can no longer make it. Now let us hope all our trips this year will be on dry pavement as we have been so lucky in the past. Until that time.

June 8th Trip to JLG Autocrib collection in CT

Posted on March 29th, 2013 11:14 AM by Allen Littlefield


We will leave for the hour trip to Brookfield CT to view the Porsche collection of Dr. & Alice Gish, JLG Autocrib. at 9:15am. The "Girls", as Alice puts it, will be open for our inspection in groups of 25. I need to develop a roster of attendees for this event so if you are interested please get back to me at: aklon30@yahoo.com I encourage you to visit www.jlgautocrib.com to get a preview of what we will be experiencing.

We will rally for the trip at the 84 diner, just off I-84, exit 12, 853 rte 52. You can see the diner on the right as you exit if coming across the Newburgh-Beacon bridge. If you are up early come and have breakfast before we head out. I will post the address of JLG Autocrib as soon as I have it.

At this point I don't know what kind of lunch arrangements we will have, if any. If something develops I will keep you informed. So now I just need to know who would like to be part of this event.


New HVRPCA Logo and site updates

Posted on March 18th, 2013 12:13 PM by Mark Browne


Our HVR logo has been updated to a new logo designed by Allen Littlefield and Mark Browne, and approved by the board. The now-classic "river" roundel will be retired, but is still available to anyone who is interested in a piece of HVR history. We've updated the site's look and feel to match the logo design.

Classic Logo / New Logo

Along with our new logo and look, there are some significant changes to the website:

  • HVRPCA Store - Merchandise printed or embroidered with our logo, with a portion of the proceeds going toward club events. There are over 250 items in the store and more will be added over time.
  • Member Classifieds - As part of the new store, we've added a classifieds page for cars, parts, or anything else you want to buy or sell. Create an account and get started!
  • Event Registration - For those of you used to emailing your RSVP to Allen, we've now got an event registration page that will simplify RSVPs and send you confirmations. HPDE registrations will still go through clubregistration.net. Events in the coming months will be added to the registration page. If you've already registered for an event with Allen there's no need to register again on the page.
  • Better organized, more content - We've added more content from the region as well as from Zone 1, PCA National, and other useful resources. Everything should be easier to find and more logially grouped.

Check the menu bar at top for links to these new resources. We welcome your feedback, and hope to hear from members who want to contribute new content. This is your site–help us make it the best region site in PCA!


Survive the Drive events

Posted on March 11th, 2013 7:42 PM by Allen Littlefield


Sent from Lori Zaharek at Survive the Drive:


Survive the Drive, dedicated to motivating and informing teenage drivers to understand and adopt safe driving behaviors, is offering car and racing enthusiasts a unique opportunity to view unique street and racecars at three of New England’s premier restoration facilities. With one tour scheduled each month from March through May, the tour offers enthusiasts the opportunity to view and discuss the history and restoration of the various collections in each of the shops. 

March 23rd, 2-4 PM - Don Breslauer’s – DB Enterprises in Salisbury, CT

Don’s credentials include competition and restoration at Group 44, the Triumph racing team in northern VA, Milestone Racing in Wilton, CT fabricating and maintaining Tony Adamowitz’s Trans Am Championship U2 Porsche and, later, Tony’s series winning Gurney Formula A Eagle. Don opened shop in Salisbury Ct in early 1985. His creative craftsmanship, engineering and detailed restorations have gained him a solid reputation in his field. Don’s present project list includes a rare, Vanden Plas (all aluminum bodied), 1934 Alvis, a 1967 Piper GT, Sam Posey’s Formula Ford track day car, and three 1953 Cunninghams, two of twenty coupes and one of five convertibles produced.

Single Day Event $100.00

April 20th, 2-4 PM - Kent Bain’s – Automotive Restorations in Stratford, CT 

Kent’s shop has a staff of 40 trained professionals to handle any form of automotive restoration work, from forming bodywork to tuning your injectors. Kent oversees racecar prep and support, concours transport, participation and can frequently be seed judging at the more prestigious car shows. His facility is packed with Vintage Rolls Royce and Austin, Gullwing Mercedes, Alfa Romeos, even a hot rod 1930’s hearse.

Single Day Event $100.00

May 11th, 2-4 PM - Brian Donovan’s – Donovan Motorcar Service in Lenox, Ma 

Brian began Donovan Motorcar Service  in 1990 and offers both restoration and vintage racing support services. His successful E-type Jaguars can be seen campaigning at the major vintage events in the northeast along with the client cars he supports.

His road cars include Arlo Guthrie’s Mercedes 220A SC Cabriolet, a uniquely restored 1966 E-type Jaguar, an XK 150 FHC, a 1937 Cord Beverly Sedan, and yes even a very nicely restored 1941 Ford pick up.

Single Day Event $100.00

Attendance is limited to 25 enthusiasts per event.

To Register contact Joy Martorell:


860-435 105

860 671-1543 cell

The ‘Garage Tour’ benefits Survive the Drive, an educational presentation for high school assemblies, offering information and understanding to teenagers, our most vulnerable drivers. 

Go to www.survivethedrive.org for more information about Survive the Drive and its mission.

John Paterek Open House - April 14

Posted on March 11th, 2013 7:24 PM by Allen Littlefield


We have been invited down to John Paterek's open house on Sun. April 14.

If you are interested please let me know as I will need a headcount for Donna as
they provide refreshments.

Their shop is down in northern NJ off 287.

I am starting the list now so let me know even if tentatively that you want to go. aklon30@yahoo.com


2013 Driver Education Events - Registration OPEN

Posted on March 11th, 2013 7:17 PM by Kevin Challacombe


Dear Drivers:

Registration will be opened February 14, 2013.  Go to Clubregistration.net and sign up.

HVR PCA is proud to announce our 2013 Driver's Education Events. April 9,2013 we will be at Lime Rock Park. This is an all day event but will be UNMUFFLED in the afternoon for advanced drivers and instructors.

July 29, 2013 will be our second event at Lime Rock Park. 

As always our events at Lime Rock are not shared with the Lime Rock Club.

Our Third and final track event will be our Advance/Novice "Driving in to Fall" annual at Watkins Glen International on August 28 & 29, 2013. 

Please mark your calendar.

2013 Board Election Results

Posted on January 1st, 2013 8:45 PM by Mark Browne

Here are the results of the 2013 Hudson Valley PCA election:

  • John Barna, President
  • Tom Florio, Vice President
  • Mark Browne, Secretary
  • Linda Eurich, Treasurer
  • Mark Maserjian, Director
  • Dean Avery, Director

Happy New Year to all.


HVRPCA Banquet Update

Posted on January 1st, 2013 2:15 PM by Mark Browne


From Allen:

Hi all, we have been finalizing the details for our Jan. Club Banquet. It will be held Sat. afternoon Jan 26 from 5 till 9 pm at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY. 5 till 6- drinks/talk among yourselves, 6-7:30 -dine. Presentation etc. after dessert.

Plenty of parking behind the Inn so that should not be problematic.

The cost is $40 a person. Mail a check to me for total and meal choice: Filet, Duck or Salmon (A veggie dish will be available, just let me know). Mail check made out to HVRPCA to:

Allen K. Littlefield 1 Bridge Creek Rd. New Paltz, NY 12561

Be sure to write your choices on the check.

I need this for food headcount and attendance roster. Jan 14 is the cutoff date.

Also 12 rooms have been set aside if you would like to stay over. Contact Andrea at:

info@beekmandelamaterinn.com or call: 845-876-7077 ext. 360 or 361 Rates in the main bldg. are $155 or $175.

Our speaker will be John Paterek from Paterek Bros. down in NJ. He will give a presentation of some of the restorations they have done. Go to:


Check out some of their award winning work over the last 30 some years. Move the cursor around and info. and photos will appear.

So save the date if you can and let me know asap by sending in your check. I already have some of you down on the list so you don't need to get back to me on your intent. Your check will confirm your dinner reservation. Hope to see many of you there and have a good holiday season.

Annual Picnic/Concours Update

Posted on August 27th, 2012 1:04 PM by Allen Littlefield

If you haven't already notified me and plan on coming to our annual picnic and Peoples Choice concours on Sept. 23, a SUNDAY, please do as soon as you are certain you will be able to attend.  This roster helps with the food planning, etc.

It will be held in the James Baird St. park in Dutchess county at the Eagles Nest restaurant. There is a convenient exit off the Taconic Parkway onto the Baird park grounds.  It will start at 12 noon and go until???  Below is the menu for the event and it is totally on the Hudson Valley Region, i.e., free food!!! to say nothing of the camaraderie of Porsche ownership. 

We again will have trophies for the top three Peoples Choice concour winners.  This is where you vote for what you think are the top three cars in attendance at the event.  In the Past,region member Bart Dyshuck, has produced the trophies for the region  and we hope he will do so again.  Voting will be restricted to both member and assoc members only.  You can't bring all of your kids to vote for you...!!!  LOL!

The facility has indoor (real!) restrooms and a full bar.  We will be under the large semi permanent event tent just behind the Eagles Nest restaurant that enjoys a nice overlook due west over the golf course.

I encourage members from various parts of our region to plan group drives to the event.  Pat & I will be joining with the Eurichs at the Eagles Nest early to set things up so we will not be leading a group drive from the New Paltz area.  Just post where you will be leaving from and see if any members would like to join with you.

Septemeber is just around the corner and the 23rd will be here before you know it so plan now, even if it is "tentatively", for our major wind up event of the year.


The Hudson Valley Region PCA Annual Picnic Menu

September 23, 2012

12 noon till?



Chips and Pretzels

Lunch around 1:00-1:30

BBQ Ribs

Herb and Garlic Chicken or BBQ Chicken

Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, and Hot Dogs

Corn on the Cob

Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Cole Slaw, and Tossed Salad


Fresh Fruit, Brownies, and Cookies


Water, Sprite, Orange, and Pepsi are included in price

Discounted Cash Bar

Beer $2

Wine $2

Mixed Drinks $3

Army Football Trip Cancelled

Posted on August 26th, 2012 1:26 PM by Allen Littlefield

Due to what I gather would be logistical security concerns getting cars on campus during such a large event prevents us from doing the tailgate party.  We hope next year we can possibly do a lunch/cruise from the point.  We will keep you posted.

Mills Mansion Event on October 21st

Posted on August 26th, 2012 1:24 PM by Allen Littlefield


The Mills Mansion car show is on for the 21st of October.  Ray & Linda Eurich are again running this event.  For particulars please email them at lindaeurich@optonline.net.  They are planning a breakfast/gathering place for a group drive to the site and possibly a meal out at a local steak house post event.  Go to www.staatsburgh.org to see the calendar of events. 

Be sure to rsvp to the Eurichs as they need to submit a total car roster to reserve parking space.  This will be a great day out showing your P-car with club friends along with the 800 other cars on display.  A beautiful setting with beautiful cars.  A nice way to wrap up the summer.

Jack Daniels Trip Update

Posted on July 25th, 2012 8:40 AM by Allen Littlefield

 OK, we will be going down to the Jack Daniels dealership in Upper Saddle River NJ, off rte. 17 on Saturday the 4th of August.  We will arrive at the establishment at 10am for breakfast.  I will now quote Gary Price who graciously agreed to set up this event...

"Hi Allen,

We are all set for Saturday, Aug 4th…We have set up Bagels, coffee, tea, juice in the morning…let’s say 10am. We will offer free multipoint inspections to all club members Porsches. We will have a walkaround presentation of the new Boxster. We will have a door prize of the use of a new Boxster and a Panamera Hybrid for our drive. Let me know if I missed anything…Gary"....  

   Pat and I will leave the New Paltz thruway at 9am and if anyone would like to join us for the trip down please let me know.  If any other members are going from different areas and would like to form a drive down group please let us know you plans.  Also please let me know if you are interested in attending so I can get a good headcount for Gary and his breakfast plans.  I already have 10 signed up and would like to see more for a good turnout.  Let me know.


HVRPCA Wine Tour

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 9:39 AM by Allen Littlefield


We will meet on Sunday the 15th of July, 10am in the Chester Industrial Park (exit 126 off of Route 17 (Quickway), Chester NY in lower Orange county. Across the street from Lowes-Home Improvement is a park and ride lot, we can meet up there and then drive into Warwick (30 minutes). Cost is $15 a person. $10 covers the coctail on the patio, wine tasting, and tour $5 will cover food – cheese/fruit (small snack to pick at when we arrive) People can then buy their own lunch, wine, cider etc and sit outside for the rest of the afternoon. Steve Gargano is the originator of this event and we wish to all thank him for it. At this point we have 20 members signed up for it. Hope to see more of you but please let me know as soon as you are sure.


Porsche World Roadshow

Posted on June 29th, 2012 12:06 PM by Mark Browne


Some of our own HVRPCA members took part in the Porsche World Roadshow in early June, and had a chance to drive the new 991 and 981 at Monticello Motor Club.  Although there was a bit of rain, everyone in attendance was all smiles. 

Porsche has kindly posted their event photos on the Porsche World Roadshow website.  Every current Porsche model was on hand, so there are lots of photos of the new 991 and Boxster.  Enjoy!

Trip to Norman Rockwell Museum

Posted on May 29th, 2012 12:29 PM by Allen Littlefield


On Sunday 10 June, HVR will be holding a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum and then lunch at the Red Lion Inn all located in Stockbridge MA. This is in the heart of the scenic Berkshire Mts. and there are plenty of Antique shops and other galleries in and around the area which you can enjoy on the return trip if you so desire. We will be traveling through Great Barrington, MA which has a number of traffic lights so the group may be split up but we will wait on the other side of town. We will will take Rte.23 to Great Barrington, left on Rte. 7 thru town, right over the bridge, continue on Rte 7 and then left onto Rte. 183 to the Museum. There is pull over space on this side of town to gather the group together again if split up.

We will gather at the Martindale Chief Diner on rte. 23 just off the Taconic Parkway on the right side. We will leave there promptly at 10 and arrive the Museum 10:45ish. We will allow a hour and a half to enjoy the Museum before driving a short distance to Stockbridge proper where we will park behind the Red Lion Inn for lunch at 1pm. If we are early we have time to explore the shops and galleries in the immediate area or perhaps after lunch. I am including the address below for GPS purposes:

Martindale Chief Diner 1000 Rte. 23 Craryville, NY 12521

Norman Rockwell Museum #9 Rte. 183 Stockbridge, MA 01262

Red Lion Inn 30 Main St. Stockbridge, MA 01262

So far we have the Beckmanns, Mendelsonss, Klebaurs, Krizs, Clevenger, Eurichs, Challacombes and Littlefields. This amount qualifies us for a reduced admission at the Muesum. If anyone else wishes to join in please let me know as soon as possible so I can make accurate lunch reservations: aklon30@yahoo.com

My cell phone # is: 914-450-1480 Phone will only be turned on that morning and during the trip. Now let's hope the weather holds for us again as it did last year and so far... this year.

July and August Driver Education Events

Posted on May 14th, 2012 12:03 PM by Lou Dauerer

Registration for our July and August HVR Driver Education events will open May 4. As of May 7 it will open to everyone. If you are considering registering for the events, you should do so between May 4 and May 7 as the novice group for both will surely sell out.

In order to register, visit www.clubregistration.net. Create a profile or login, and search for the following events under Hudson Valley Region PCA:

  • Summer Driver's Education at Lime Rock – July 30th
  • Driving into Fall at Watkins Glen – August 29th and 30th

If you have any questions please contact the registrar, Lou Dauerer at LDauerer@aol.com.

Spring Breakout Update

Posted on April 29th, 2012 12:57 PM by Allen Littlefield


On Sat. 12 May from noon until around 4ish, our Annual Spring Breakout will be again hosted by the Florio's at Advanced Auto just south of the 5 corners on rte. 32 in New Windsor NY. Dogs and burgers, snacks on the region. BYO beer. I always bring a 6-pac and some chips and pretzels to add to the bounty. I hear we are also have a secret recipe cole slaw on tap. We are always grateful to the Florio's for their generosity in sharing their facility with us plus all the rest they do for our region.

We will feature Dan Piperato's 550 Spyder replica. Dan will explain the build of the car and we will be able to view the car on a lift. This will be a treat for all those who are curios about replica cars in general and Porsche replicas specifically. We wish to thank Danny in advance for his offer to explain his car.

I will bring my "Little Wheezer" $30 Sears shop vac. and do a front radiator clean out for the Boxsters and 996 cars. I will also bring the plastic window polish for early boxster rear windows.

We will also have some door prizes and our first 50/50 drawing of 2012. Be sure to bring your tickets along. If you haven't already purchased yours and don't plan on it, please return them in the self stamped envelope provided. Our next drawing will be at our annual BBQ in the fall. You do NOT have to be present to win.

This gathering is a great way to introduce yourself to other members of the region, show your car, meet old friends and make new ones and generally have a nice P-car day. Let us know if you are planning to attend. Meanwhile, see you at the Club Race next Sat.

Club Race and Hospitality Tent

Posted on April 25th, 2012 11:05 AM by Allen Littlefield


The club race will be on Sat. the 28th of April at Lime Rock Park. Come join other club members for an day of Porsche motorsport featuring some of our own region members, Ron Cohn, John Barna, Jeff White, Jeff Burger to name a few. Lunch will be on the region at 12 noon at the Advanced Auto tent. Again graciously sponsored by the Florio's at Advanced Auto in New Windsor NY and the HVR region. Tent donated by club president Kevin Challacombe.

Send me an email at aklon30@yahoo.com if you would be interested so we can get a head count for food. We will probably have a group drive over from the same rally point as we did last year. The parking area after crossing the Rhinebeck Bridge and going through the first traffic light.

Important HVR DE Information

Posted on February 12th, 2012 12:00 PM by Lou Dauerer

Please be advised that registration opens February 12 for Hudson Valley Region members for our April 2 DE at Lime Rock. To register for the event, please go to https://www.clubregistration.net. If you don't have a profile, create one, then search for our event under Porsche Club of America ("PCA") then Hudson Valley Region.

As of Tuesday, February 14, registration will be open to everyone, so if you want to get in, register immediately. The novice group will sell out.

Please see the following page to learn more about Drivers' Education.https://hv.pca.org/drivereducation.html

If you have any other questions, please email the track chair/registrar Lou Dauerer:LDauerer@aol.com

HVRPCA Online Yahoo! Group

Posted on January 1st, 2012 12:00 PM by Allen Littlefield


The Connection, our online Yahoo! group exists to let HVR PCA members stay in direct contact with each other. At present we have around 60 members.

If you would like to ask questions about the kind of tires that are best for your car, where to find a replacement part for your '82 911, what types of products members have used and to what results this may be the place to find your answers. Members are always generous about sharing knowledge from their experiences. In addition you will have some of the first information about events sponsered by the club and get quick answers to any questions you may have.

To join just send an email to Allen at aklon30@yahoo.com.