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What an outstanding car month this has been. Stewart and Sue Teichman have outdone themselves with the last trek of the season. The roads, scenery and restaurant were all top notch. Jeff Goldberg (my navigator) and
I were lucky enough to get behind Stew and
Sue for the second half of the trek and we had
a blast following them. If you’ve never had the opportunity to explore the Seven Lakes Road/ Bear Mountain region, you need to. It is so beautiful, especially this time of year. The winding roads and undulating hills make for the perfect driving experience. Then add our incredible Porsches to the equation, and the experience rises to a new level. The trek was sandwiched between two other remarkable events. Driven
to America – 3 (DTA3) and the Concours D’Elegance. Driven to America, a celebration of the history of Porsche and Max Hoffman, the man responsible for bringing Porsche to America, gets bigger and better every year. The display of air- cooled Porsches left nothing to be desired. Then there was the Americana Concours D’Elegance in Manhasset. Another great showing of incredible cars.
Thanks to the new 992 coming on the scene, Rolling Stone Magazine, in conjunction with Porsche, put on a party to celebrate. Six of our Metro NY members graciously volunteered their cars to make this event extraordinary. I would like to thank Joe Bognanno for his 1969 911T,
Vasilios Mesimeris for his 1974 911 Targa, the Orrico Family for their 1986 911 Slant Nose,
Lou Giordano for his 1996 911 Turbo and Ben Ohebshalom for his 2006 Club Coupe. These cars were displayed as soon as all the guests walked in and were beautifully lit up to create
an amazing effect. Members from Metro were also invited, and about sixty attended the party, despite the horrible weather. The next day, Porsche of South Shore had a 992 unveiling
and did an outstanding job presenting the new Porsche model. 911’s from the 1970’s to present were on display – a brilliant example of how the 911 is truly a timeless automobile.
With only a few months left in the year, things have been going smoothly for the most part. We have had some behind-the-scenes hiccups as the year progressed. However, things seem to be working themselves out. The big stumbling block this year was our Concours Program. Due to the unexpected vacancy of the Concours position, we had to operate in “limp mode” to get through the year. A big thank you to John Orrico for stepping up and saving the Old Westbury Gardens Great Marques Concours for Metro. We had over one hundred members show their cars, and everyone had a great time. Going forward, the Concours Program will be as it was, thanks to Paul Celentano, who is already planning events for next year. I would also like to welcome our new Social/Program Chair Julie Reimann. She is motivated and energetic, so keep an eye out for some great events.
There are still driving events left on the calendar. DE and Autocross will be finishing out their seasons in early November. November 10th will be the Election Meeting at Panera Bread in Little Neck on the Horace Harding Expressway. The new board will be there, so come on down and break bread with us. Our last and biggest event of the year is our Holiday Party, which will be held at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle. We’d love to break last years record of 230 guests, so sign up early! See you there!!!

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