GMR Member Potluck BBQ

Registration Closes on Wednesday, August 17

The 2022 GMR Potluck BBQ will take place on Saturday, August 20 from noon to 4.00pm. GMR members Lee and Brenda Roy are generously sharing their home on Goodsell Pt in Colchester for the BBQ. The site is a peninsula within Malletts Bay. It is approximately 4 miles off from the I-89 Colchester exit .

The club will be provide the main course – hamburgers and hot dogs. However, as we’ve done for past BBQs we ask that members bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share among the attendees as well as beverages for personal consumption. You might also consider bringing a portable chair for your added comfort.

There is no charge for GMR members to attend the BBQ but you must pre-register by clicking here

The location should prove ideal for a BBQ and for lawn games (e.g. bocce and corn hole). There is also access to a cove for those who might want to take a dip. Should the weather threaten there is a covered deck that can accommodate lots of people, with a terrific view west across Mallets Bay to the Adirondack Mountains.

The rain date is August 27  

GMRParking Corral at the Annual Vermont Antique & Classic Car Meet – August 12-14

The Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts [VAE] are holding their 65th Annual Vermont Antique & Classic Car Meet from August 12 through 14 at Farr Field in Waterbury,  Vermont (1901 US Route 2). The location is about 2 miles west of Waterbury village.  This show, one of the largest and oldest in New England, is a cherished summer tradition in Vermont.  Among the weekend’s activities are the flea market, car corrals, auto judging, automobile parade, antique tractors, race cars and much more. For more information about the festivities please visit https://vtauto.org/vermont-car-shows/antique-classic-car-meet/registration/

This year, the VAE has extended an invitation to the GMR to have an exclusive Porsche parking corral at the event.  All GMR members attending the meet are encouraged to park in the Porsche Corral adjacent to the GMR display which will be open on Friday [12 August] and Saturday [13 August].  Additionally, GMR members can purchase spectator admission at the discounted price of $30 per vehicle with up to 2 occupants, the single admission is valid through the weekend. To obtain the discounted admission you must purchase tickets on-site and will need to identify yourself as a GMR member.

A glorious day for a “Porsche” drive

The Green Mountain Region’s July 2022 Tour was a rousing success. Thanks to tour leader, Brad Kennison, we had a great 63 mile drive from South Burlington to Middlesex. The tour took us on well paved country roads, twists and turns including a west to east ascent and descent on the App Gap [Rt 17]. After a short leg down Route 100 south we stopped at the Warren Store for a short break and snack. The final leg started with us proceeding to Waitsfield on the East Warren Road with its spectacular views of Sugarbush, the Green Mountains and Mad River Valley. From there we had a pleasant ride through Moretown to our destination at the Red Hen Baking Company in Middlesex. Click here for a link to the driving route.

Note: Our driving tours are always in need of middle and sweep radio communication assistants. If you are willing to help or have a question, please drop us a line at gmrpca@gmail.com ahead of time to allow for coordination. Doing so will expedite the tour start and more important, allows for a more efficient and enjoyable drive. 

GMR Welcomes New Members

The Green Mountain Region welcomed new members at the New Member Welcome event on Saturday, June 18th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Burlington. While the weather was more reminiscent of late March rather than June the cold wind and moist air did not dampen the mood of the attendees. To those new members who could not make this event we look forward to seeing you at upcoming GMR event.

August 12 – 14 -65th Annual Vermont Antique & Classic Car Meet

The 65th Annual Vermont Antique [VAE] & Classic Car Meet will take place at Farr Field 1901 US Rte. 2 Waterbury, Vermont 05676 (2 miles west of Waterbury village). The Green Mountain Region and VAE are discussing the feasibility of having a designated Green Mountain Porsche area. Be sure to check back for more details as they are finalized.

September –

The Club would very much like to have a driving tour in south central Vermont. If you are interested in leading or working on planning such a tour please drop a note to gmrpca@gmail.com.

October 15, 2022 GMR Annual Meeting & Officer Election

The GMR Annual Meeting and luncheon will once again be held at the Sugarbush Resort. The 2022 business meeting is an important one as we will hold the election of officers in addition to other business. Ann Pettyjohn and Lou Krieg are planning a driving tour to Sugarbush from the Burlington area and we hope to have a similar tour from south central Vermont.

Responses to the – “What is your favorite Vermont drive?”

  • From Tom De Moya
  • From Skip Wareham [While the following are just sections and not a loop they could easily be made into one]
    • Route 17 – Route 100 in Waitsfield to Route 116 in Bristol
    • Route 232 – Route 302 in Groton to Route 2 in Marshfield
    • Route 140 – Route 103 in East Wallingford to Route 30 in Poultney
    • Skyline Drive – Route 7A in Arlington to Mount Equinox Summit
    • Route 132 – Route 14 in Sharon to Route 5 in Norwich
    • Route 73 – Route 100 in Rochester to Route 7 in Brandon
    • Route 125 – Route 100 in Hancock to Route 7 in Middlebury
    • Lincoln Gap Road – Route 100 in Warren to Route 116 in Bristol
    • Route 102 – Route 3 in Guildhall to Route 114 in Canaan
    • Route 108 – Route 100 in Stowe to Route 15 in Jeffersonville
    • Camp Brook Rd-Bethel Mountain Road – Route 100 to Route 12 in Bethel
    • Route 242 – Route 118 in Montgomery to Route 101 in North Troy
    • Route 9 – Route 7 in Bennington to Route 5 in Brattleboro
    • East-West Rd. – Route 30 in West Dummerston to Route 5 in Brattleboro

If you are willing to share a route or two please send a description to gmrpca@gmail.com.

Southern Vermont Weekend (August 20 & 21)

GMR Member Dave Kaynor was good enough to share some photos from the May 15 Tour.

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 gmrpca@gmail.com. The cost is $20 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 a meeting please email gmrpca@gmail.com to request the Zoom logistics.