2019 Fall Foliage Tour & GMR Members’ Business Meeting
As promised Pete and Ellen Arnold put together a wonderful drive through the Vermont country side under a perfect “Kodak” blue sky on Saturday, October 5. The day began in a chilly Berlin, Vermont where over 25 cars gathered for the Tour. The tour wound its way from Berlin through Williamstown on Route 14 then proceeded on a ‘west – east ” direction to Chelsea followed by Vershire Heights. We then headed north towards Corinth Corners and turned onto the Chelsea Road then the Brook Road with their spectacular foliage views eventually driving to Bradford for a rest and refreshment stop. From Bradford we travelled south through Thetford, Union Village and Norwich to the Public House in Quechee for lunch and the GMR Annual Meeting. By the conclusion of the tour we had travelled over 94 miles with the highest point at 1,102ft. A big thank you to Pete and Ellen!
See below to download the tour map with turn by turn directions.
At the GMR Business Meeting the membership approved the proposed amendments to the Green Mountain Region bylaws. The review was precipitated at the request of national PCA, who want the Region’s bylaws to better align with National bylaws.
Upcoming GMR Events
Green Mountain Region 2019 Holiday Party / December 7
“Calling all GMR members”! The 2019 Holiday party has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7th at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier, Vermont. The hotel is holding a number of rooms for those who would like to stay overnight at the GMR rate ($105 plus tax). For the discounted rate, call the hotel at 802-223-5252 by November 7th and ask for the Green Mountain Porsche Holiday Party block. Be sure to save the date and stay tuned for further details.
GMR Report: The 29th Gran Premio Nuvolari from Mantova, Italy
I couldn’t help but think of the GMR club today! Bernie and I planned to visit the town / small city of Mantova, Italy, not knowing that it was hosting the start and finish of the Gran Premio Nuvolari, a 3-day road rally throughout Italy in its 29th year. All cars entered had to be built between 1919 and 1972, and the cars were spectacular. We arrived at the start of the rally, around car #40 – there were 320 entered, all being started individually for the rally.
I’ve provided the link (in English) if you like to see what this is about:
And, I took a couple hundred pictures of many classics: I couldn’t begin to name all the brands. Porsche was very well represented, and had its own support truck. I’m including a few pictures of some of the Porsches we saw. Especially some yellow ones for you to enjoy, Peggy! And, I included a couple pictures of the staging area that shows some of the many makes that were represented. This was certainly an unexpected blast, and made for a pretty fun day.
Be sure to check out “Ask Jason” in Tech Talk
- When I step on the pedal from a dead stop in low gear, my ’99 Boxster is not taking off like it used to. The last time I changed plugs was seven or eight years ago at 90,000 miles, now I have 122,000. Should I change plugs?
- How often should I get a wheel alignment?
- I am getting some oil drip on the garage floor under my 1971 911E. Is that a problem, what should I do?
Welcome New Club Members
The Green Mountain Region membership continues to grow with over 180 members not including spouses, partners and children. This month we welcome 4 new members. Please join the Board in extending a welcome to the following new members.
- John Murphy, South Burlington, Seal Gray 2002 911 Carerra
- Norm Frates, Woodstock, Blue 2008 Boxster
- Rick Sheftic, Essex, 2014 Boxster
- Cindy Feloney, Richmond, Black 1985 944
If you are a new member and we have not welcomed you in a GMT PCA Newsletter please email Sandy Gilmour at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also a good idea to ensure that your membership status and data are correct by checking on PCA.org/members
Would you like to have a Green Mountain Name Badge for GMR Events?
If so, name tags can be ordered by emailing a request to our Treasurer, Christina McCaffrey at Christina.McCaffrey@uvmhealth.org. The cost is $15 per badge. Be sure to spell your name(s) correctly! All members and spouses/ significant others are encouraged to use the name badges on tours and other club events.
Green Mountain Region Board Meetings. Are you interested in “attending” our Board meetings? The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm EDT via video conference. If you would like to join us please let Carl Wulfestieg (email@example.com) know and he will provide you with the log-in protocols using the Zoom Video Conferencing application.