Come with us on a pastoral three-state rally event into the western upcountry of New Hampshire and down to the Connecticut River Valley. We’ll kick off the tour in Dublin, NH, convening at Carr’s Store and Gas Station at the intersection of Route 101 and Route 137 – great place to top off the tank, perhaps get a cuppa and a treat.
After Waiver Signing and the Drivers Meeting, we’ll travel up through Dublin, home of Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Then, we’ll head north and west to pass through the neat little towns of Harrisville (well-preserved 19th-century mill town, nine lakes and ponds), Nelson (origin of Contra-Dancing), Sullivan, and Gilsum (Home of Badger Balm and The Annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show) on our way to intersect with the Connecticut River just south of Walpole, NH (L.A. Burdick Chocolates & home of Ken Burns).
We’ll follow the River south along little travelled River Valley farm country and the towns of Westmoreland, Chesterfield, Hinsdale and Winchester before crossing into Northfield, Massachusetts, on toward Bernardston, MA, and proceed to a beautiful, welcoming location for our lunch – dedicated parking for our cars, dedicated dining area for our group, individual ordering (and checks) off the menu – pub style.
After lunch, your options are open: continue with the group drive or … in Bernardston there is the “Destination Shopping Area” of the Kringle Candle complex, an interesting off-shoot of Yankee Candle (Kringle was started by father and son team, the founders of Yankee Candle), founded in 2009. For those wishing to continue the drive, we will head north, scooting past Satan’s Kingdom, entering Vermont (our third state!), continuing along the Connecticut River, on the west bank, through interesting small towns including Vernon and Guilford before arriving at Brattleboro, a dynamic 60’s throwback town where we will end our trip.
Planning for this NCR Rally Event is courtesy of Doreen and Harv Ames.
Assembly Point: Parking lot on the West side of Carr’s Store, 1561 Main Street, Dublin, NH (corner of Route 101 and Route 137 (Brush Brook Road). Various drinks – Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Soda, etc. -- and snacks available inside.
Sign-In & Waivers: 9:00 am; Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 9:30 am Departure: 10:00 am; Goal for Lunch Stop: 12:30 pm
Registration on MotorsportReg Required. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.
Come and join us on Saturday, July 21st at Bug Light State Park from 11 AM to 2 PM as Porsches gather along the magnificent rocky coast of Maine in an all Porsche car show to benefit the Dempsey Center. The Dempsey Center provides free support services to anyone impacted by cancer. Last year 100 Porsches participated and this year we are expecting more than 150 cars.
There will be Porsches from all over the northeast with models ranging from the classic 1960’s model 356, to the latest Porsche 911’s, Panamera’s, and SUV’s. Air-cooled, water-cooled, rear-engine, front-engine and mid-engine. They’ll all be there! This will be the largest gathering of Porsches in Maine since 1986.
This will be car enthusiast heaven. Most people will never have the opportunity to see so many iconic cars in one place. And all money raised will go to the Dempsey Center. Food will be available for purchase from various food trucks and there will be opportunities to buy Porsche memorabilia as well as to talk cars with the people who own them and love them.
This event is open for viewing by the public with a requested donation of $5 per attendee. Children are welcome and those under 12 are free. Please join us for what has become Maine’s car community’s most exciting car show of the summer. And all to benefit the Dempsey Center.
Join us on Sunday, July 22, at 10 am for a tour of Richie Clyne's car collection. It consists of about 30 cars from the Richie Clyne collection from Las Vegas, NV. Cars change all the time and range from from Duesenbergs to Ford Model Ts. There is also a boathouse which held, the last time I was there, two beautiful classic runabouts. On the way down to the boathouse, visit the small chapel and gazebo.
The location is 105 Bay Street, Wolfeboro. As you come up the drive, bear right and loop back to the way you came in for parking.
Friday, 27 July 2018 08:00am - Sunday, 29 July 2018
(Saturday-Gimmick Rally, Long Island) (Sunday- Concours at Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, Long Island)
A while since you’ve been to NYC? Well, it’s one of America’s truly great cities, so why not take a trip this summer and incude our fabulous Concours d’Elegance across the water in the grounds of the Vanderbilt Museum set among the pretty coves and villages of Long Island’s north shore. We have a block of rooms booked at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington, so for hotel reservation and event registration details, see the flyer at https://www.zone1.pca.org/events-cee5 .
The weekend starts with a Friday evening reception at the hotel and then on Saturday the fun begins with a Gimmick Rally through Long Island. You’ll be given instructions to follow and questions to answer about things you’ll observe along the route. No experience required for this light-hearted challenge, just an odometer, notepad/pen and two pairs of eyes. Then it’s back to the hotel for Concours prep or some R & R before cocktails and the evening’s Pizza Party dinner.
On Sunday morning we’ll make the short drive to the Concours site at the Vanderbilt Museum. We’d love it if you’d enter your Porsche in the Concours, but of course you’re welcome to come along as a spectator, whether of not you participated in the Gimmick Rally. So lots of options, but don’t miss out on this special Zone 1 / Metro New York weekend of fun. See the flyer at https://www.zone1.pca.org/events-cee5 for full details.
Here is another opportunity to participate in the NCR autocross series. A great chance to learn car control, compete with some friends, and have a great time. Located close by in Ayer, MA, this is the perfect chance to learn just how well your Porsche handles in a safe, controlled setting.
The event takes place at the Moore Airfield near Ayer, MA. We usually run a full loop course that is about a mile long. We have a great Novice program which includes guided course walks and instruction throughout the day. No experience is necessary!
Registration is open to any licensed driver. The cost is only $40 for PCA members, $45 for RMC members and $50 for non-members. Registration is limited to 80 entries.
Online registration is required (closes Wednesday night before the event). There will be no on-site registration.
Location : Moore Airfield
Register at http://msreg.com/2018-NCR-AX4 or at ncr-pca.motorsportsreg.com