Hello FLK members and welcome to winter 2021 in the Finger Lakes Region. So who is driving their Porsche in the winter? And for some it’s not just a 4 door in the winter but some 2 doors make their way around as well. Please send a winter pic if you have one and we’ll post on our website.
We have entered our 25th year as a region of PCA since we began in the late Spring of 1996. To commemorate this PCA National sent our citation, and a commemorative letter. The citation is below. And we understand PCA Zone One has reserved WGI Track for the weekend of June 4-6. This is the traditional Clash weekend and our anniversary celebration at the Glen Club. Keep that date open!
Porsche is always on our minds regardless of the season as we have four new members that have joined us in the winter months. A big welcome to Charles McLaud with his 2016 Cayman S in Racing Yellow, Ben Pearson with his Dark Blue 2007 Cayman, Glenn Gilmore with his 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet in Gold, and Doug Parkinson driving a 2013 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Black.
The current slate of elected officers are also entering the final year of their final term. We had a video call board meeting on February 2nd. The minutes will be posted on the website as well. The important part of our discussion was updating our by-laws, and succession. Secretary John Malvaso, and Vice-president Neil Freson reviewed these and have updated several sections. Once the revisions are ready, we will send this out to membership. You will then have a minimum of 20 days to review prior to a vote.
We also had a brief review of the duties requested of the elected board members. We felt this was necessary in order for future candidates to consider these positions. We’ll be publishing more details on these with information here as a start. President leads the region through action or delegation. The President also represents the region as a board member of PCA. The vice-President stands ready to act on behalf of the President, helps to coordinate events, and lead ad hoc activities. The Secretary keeps club records, updates information with national, and refers to the by-laws. The treasurer keeps the financial records, reconciles the credits from PCA, monitors expenses, and charitable contributions. There are appointed or volunteer positions such as social chair, safety, newsletter editor and membership. These are fairly self-explanatory. All positions are open to volunteers in either leadership or assistance. If you have any interest please respond to email@example.com
ZONE ONE of PCA which is where the Finger Lakes Region resides had it’s semi annual meeting on a virtual format Saturday November 21st. This was the final meeting presided by Mike Bryan the outgoing President of Zone One. Many of you have gotten to know Mike as he attended several of our region events. In fact his first region visit in Zone One was at our planning meeting back in January 2016. He’s been a tireless worker and a true advocate for PCA and our region. I also welcome Rico Diaz as the new ZONE ONE President. Rico is well known by many, for his consistent high level of work with Driver’s Ed. He knows the regions, the people, and how to get events done. We look forward to working with Rico and all officers of ZONE ONE.
We do have a few dates that we can plug in for 2021. Watkins Glen will hold their Opening Day on Saturday April 10th at noon. Our region has been able to schedule our own track day and that will still be the case. Please follow this space for additional dates at the Glen that will be held by our region and ZONE ONE.
Finger Lakes Region Coffee and Cars continues on Saturday December 12th from 9:00 am to 10:30. This is at Leo’s Bakery in East Rochester. It is a great place and time to learn about PCA, introduce new members, and discuss plans for the new year. If you have a four door Porsche or a year round driver this a great time to visit.
October 10th Saturday 1:00 pm Lunch Gather At Tags in BIG Flats, NY.
We completed three out of five major events with our Meet Up at Tags in Big Flats held this October 10th. The facility was very accommodating with our own parking lot and a separate well, ventilated dining area. This was our second visit to Tags and my first. The drive through the Southern Tier was very scenic with the leaves showing their colors. Once at Tags it was fun to see the display of guitars from Trace Atkins, Ted Nugent, and many more. Below are guitars from Foreigner and The Charlie Daniels Band
We have also finalized our charitable contribution which the board agreed to assist Habitat for Humanity in providing smoke and CO2 detectors. Assistance is going to Habitat of Seneca County for $300.11, and Yates/Schuyler Habitats for $338.29. Thanks to Laura Butler for proposing this as it benefits those who need in our region. Always consider making recommendations for a contribution we can make to better our community. Also I do want to remind members that the funds we have are your dollars coming back to us from PCA National. This money can also be used to benefit our members and grow membership.
August 29th we had a modified Tour, Learn, and Dine at the Curtiss H. Glenn Museum in Hammondsport. It truly is a significant treasure of American history in mechanical motion. There are historic examples of the first motorized bikes, motorcycles, automobiles, and airplanes right here in our region. We were only able to do self-guided tours which allowed us to view and enjoy at our own pace. This will be worth a second look and we hope to repeat this again in 2021 under better conditions.https://glennhcurtissmuseum.org/
The conclusion of the tour took us on a short but scenic drive to the Lakeside Restaurant that provided outdoor seating and a beautiful view of Keuka Lake. The weather was spotty earlier in the day and did provide a clear evening for an enjoyable dinner and a spirited ride home for all. We had a good group from all areas of our region including Pennsylvania, Horseheads, and Rochester. We were able to go maskless and pose for a few pictures courtesy of Rita Pullano.
For sale: Set of 4 Goodyear Eagle F1, Asymmetric 2 tires for Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman with 18” rims. $500 Tires are the original equipment from a 2019 Boxster/Cayman with about 1k miles on them. 2 fronts 235/45ZR18 94Y NO spec : 2 rears 265/45ZR18 101Y NO spec. Tread depth on all 4 tires averages between 8.5 32nds and 8.75 32nds vs 9 32nds new. Contact Craig Urciuoli Call: 585-742-1342 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
For sale: Set of 4 Pirelli 275/45 R18 Winter tires mounted on 5 spoke wheels. Wheels are in excellent condition with just a few surface smudges. Tires have about 10,000 mostly highway miles. email email@example.com or text 5857471015. Pics are available at flk.pca.org or request. $850.00 for all or make an offer!
Porsche’s and FLK members at Glenora for Show, Taste, and Tour 2020
We had a successful outing with Glenora Wine Cellars for our third annual Finger Lakes Region PCA car display at a regional winery. We are taking suggestions for a mid week dinner meet. Several suggestions are Glen Iris Inn, NY Kitchen, and the new Inn on the Lake restaurant. We do ask that it can accommodate outdoor seating, and follow NY and CDC safety guidelines for up to 16 attendees. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce our Spring 2020 Newsletter. This was sent in our June 20th email, posted in our newsletter section and has a link below. We encourage members to share this with others and consider contributing. We have contributing articles on the 2019 Treffen Vermont trip, 914’s on the road, and member updates.
We wrap up our major events in October with our second hosting in the Southern Tier. We did a visit to Tags in Big Flats last year and would forward to doing that a second time. We’ve had good success visiting our venues twice so this seems likely.
|www.pca.org / This is the site for Porsche Club of America. Here you will find guidance, and information on national PCA events. There are also some entertaining features reviewing Tech Tactic sessions, repair videos, and YouTube features.|
www.theglen.com / Since we have numerous events involving Watkins Glen International it’s a good idea to check their events calendar. They also are reviewing their policy and publishing this information for visitors and drivers to stay informed. Remember The Glen is home not only to national, and world famous driving events but also to regional driver ed, and club racing series.
flk.pca.org / We don’t have much on our calendar for now so we won’t hesitate to make announcements and add entries as they become available. Also check the thumbdrive tab for announcements and information from Zone One, Niagara, and SCCA.
Our membership gathering/ meeting at BEEF and BREW was a great success as 28 members attended! Also please go to our Archive tab and to Gallery to view pictures taken by Tim and Jordan Wise at the Amelia Island Concours 2020.
We have our latest FRONTRUNNER newsletter in the archives section. Please enjoy the cover article on the PCA Parade. We also have articles on racing at IMSA, driving in Sicily, as well as updates on our elections, membership, and contacts. Our calendar and events list dynamic and will be updated periodically here on the website.
Please consider printing the newsletter and distribute it to car establishments, gathering places, or handing out to other car enthusiasts. Also consider writing about a special Porsche experience that you may have had or a unique driving event to share. We will also be needing another publisher as our assistant in this Karen Schwartzman is retiring. We truly thank her for assisting and guiding us in this necessary part of our club. We were one of the first regions to go fully digital in our newsletter and Karen was a big part of this for us.
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!
We had an enjoyable evening beginning with a reception at the IMRRC in Watkins Glen. About twenty members attended learning the history of motor racing and the artifacts housed in our own region. We presented to Jim and Laura Butler recognition for their service to the Finger Lakes Region of PCA. They have always been willing to assist in a leadership position attending events, planning meetings, and coordinating what needs to be done. They have been consistent members participating through our regions inception and appreciate all they have done.
From there a number of members drove their Porsche’s on the historic “old course” and ended at the charming Seneca Lodge. A few more members met us for dinner as we filled the room to capacity. Paul and Christine Corter told us about their experience attending their first PCA Porsche Parade. It was a great presentation that gave us an informative review of how to get there, what to do, and the fun you can have. Dinner was great as we had time to socialize and talk people, Porsche’s, racing, and dining. We have a few pictures included.
Scenes from the Seneca Lodge party room with historic posters of the races at The Glen, and our reception at the IMRRC.
There are several monthly events going on as well that members may want to attend. Our regular 2nd Saturday of the month being October 12th “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.
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 email@example.com 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.