Welcome Porsche Enthusiast

Thank you for visiting the Finger Lakes Region website. Please visit the Calendar tab above to see what is happening next. And under Membership you’ll see a list of our newest members. Visit our HOME page to learn about what we do as a club. We are always looking for volunteers and look forward to you being with us!               

One of our signature events is coming up that started as an idea by several FLK members. It incorporates a scenic group drive through our region. This follows with a documentary on our regions racing, a drive on an historic “old course”, and dinner surrounded with history. Many members who participated last year felt this was our best event of 2018.

We are altering one part of the event being the “Tour” part. A number of participants are from surrounding parts of our region and arriving in a central meeting spot such as Canandaigua would cause many to backtrack their drive. The preference is to arrive right at the facility. So please arrive to the Research Center at 610 S Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. www.racingarhives.org. Again we do ask that you respond so as we can plan on approximate attendance.

                               NEXT UP TOUR, LEARN, AND DINE!                                           On Saturday August 24th please arrive between 3:30 and 4:00 pm at the International Motor Racing Research Center. http://www.racingarchives.org The address is 610 S Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY. We will have refreshments, a tour and lecture discussing racing at The Glen. Then at 5:30 we’ll follow the historic route around the town with a destination ending at the Seneca Lodge for dinner at 6:00. This will be a great way to spend a Saturday evening with people and Porsches. Please let us know your interest by again responding to events@flk.pca.org.

There are several monthly events going on as well that members may want to attend. Our regular 2nd Saturday of the month being September 14th “Coffee and Cars” at Leo’s Bakery in East Rochester. This is a great time to meet new members, talk cars, and have a great coffee and pastry. Also we will be adding a dinner the second week of September and will be posted shortly. Last month August 14th was at Castaways. We look for a view that is spectacular,  food that is reasonably priced summer fare, and a great drive. If you have ideas please pass this long to events@flk.pca.org so we can add to our calendar.

Fox Run Vineyards hosted our relaxed concours event on Sunday July 28th Show, Taste, and Tour.  This year we had over 28 members showing 18 cars. We had members from Pennsylvania, visitors from Connecticut, Turbos, Targas, Cabs, 4 doors, and no rain. Please provide your feedback since we are always looking to hold events to bring in surrounding membership. We’ve had 2 good years at Fox Run and may want to patronize other wineries in our region. We have pictures below but also go to our Events page for more content.

Name tags are in for our most recent members. You can pick them up at most events when you attend. These are normally brought by one of the officers so if you know you will be attending one of our events we’ll be sure to have your tag available. Please go to the Membership page for a list of tags that have just come in. This is an expense to our club in return for your attendance and enjoyment. I’ll soon include a list of established members that have not yet picked up their name tags.

We had a beautiful summer evening for our “Dinner in Letchworth State Park” at the Glen Iris Inn. Fourteen members attended taking advantage of the scenic drive, pleasant company, and stunning views. We had a special treat as we lined up for a group pictureas seen below. Several of the brilliantly colored hot air balloons came over the gorge and hovered over the falls. You’ll see Steve at the left more interested in the scenery than the group photo. Next up we’ll have “Dinner in Naples” at Bob and Ruth’s. This had been mentioned by several members and was an original favorite of FLK members back in the early years. Since this is a week destination we’ll look to start at 6:00 pm. More details will follow, and always check our calendar.

On June 12th we had eight members take advantage of our first “Thumb Drive”. This is a spontaneous, or (semi) get together that any member can initiate. Just shoot an email to events@flk.pca.org and we’ll add it to the Thumb Drive tab on our website flk.pca.org. It will show under the current event tab. Below is Laura, Neil, Kathie, Bea, Doug, Gini, Curt, and Jim. This is from their gathering at the Twisted Rail Brewing Co. in Canandaigua, NY. We always have our Coffee and Cars the second Saturday of the month at Leo’s Bakery in East Rochester between 8:30 and 10:30 am. That weekend I may become a first time grandfather so I may be drinking more than coffee that day.

We had a great turnout for our annual celebration in the Glen Club for the national PCA Porsche Clash. And yes weather allowing for a competitive track full of Cayman’s, 911’s, some 968’s and a host of beefed up front and rear engine Porsche’s. Our attendance had members from Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier, and Monroe County. Many brought family members as well as this is a great event to enjoy the drive and meet fellow members.                                                                       Below are some of our cars in attendance as we were able to take advantage of the The Glen Club parking. We were alos joined for lunch by Mike and Pam Bryan our Zone One reps and heard a brief history of the Clash event by Luis Martinez.

Thank you to some new attendees to our Glen Club meet up being Doug Archer, Jennifer Heine, Gary Wilcox, and their family members.

Members enjoying one of our Coffee and Cars event held 2nd Saturday each month at Leo’s Bakery.

Yes we did complete our Track Day at the Glen. It was a wild ride as you can see below. We had nine cars drive as a group from our starting point in Canandaigua and another six met up with us at the Glen. After the drive a number of members converged together for lunch and enjoyed the day. All said and done with the crazy weather we had just one less car than in 2018. Thanks again to Luis Martinez for setting up the track date and Mike Sullivan for leading the drive.