Scroll down to see the responses to the “What is your favorite Vermont drive” question and information about upcoming GMR events.
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.
Registration is Open
July 16, 2022 – VAE Cars & Coffee “Porsche Day” followed by a GMR Driving Tour to the Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex.
Attend one or both!
VAE – Porsche Day [7.00am – 9.00am]
Saturday July 16 is “Porsche Day” at the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts Cars & Coffee event. It will be held at the University Mall (155 Dorset Street, South Burlington) from 7:00am – 9:00am. No registration/fee is necessary to attend the Cars & Coffee.
GMR Driving Tour [9.00am – 12.30pm]
At the conclusion of Cars & Coffee, Brad Kennison will lead a GMR Driving Tour. The Tour will leave from University Mall no later than 10.00am with the drivers meeting at 9.30am. The tour expected to take about 2 hours not including a rest stop (restroom) at the Warren Store, Warren, Vt.
There is no charge for the Driving Tour but you must pre-register at msreg.com/PorscheCarsandCoffee.
The tour will include well paved country roads, twists and turns as we ascend and then descend the App Gap on Rt 17, followed by a cruise down Rt 100 to Warren Village. After the break we will head up East Warren Rd for spectacular views of Sugarbush, the Green Mountains and Mad River Valley. From there we will travel back into Waitsfield via a one-way covered bridge to Rt 100. From this point, it will be pleasant ride through Moretown to our destination at the Red Hen Baking Company in Middlesex, Vt. Food and beverages are available on an individual basis with indoor and outdoor seating. The Red Hen is one quarter mile from the entrance to I-89 for both north and southbound traffic.
Note: Our driving tours are always in need of middle and sweep radio assistants. If you are willing to help or have a question, please drop us a line at email@example.com ahead of time to allow for coordination. Doing so expedites the tour start and makes for a more efficient and enjoyable drive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
August 20, 2022 – GMR Potluck BBQ
The GMR Potluck BBQ is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 20. The details will soon to be finalized and will offer members a great venue on Lake Champlain.
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 email@example.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.
Obituary – Dick Jamieson who was President of the Green Mountain Region in 1996 passed away recently in Salt Lake City. Dick led the GMR delegation to the PCA Parade in Cincinnati in 1993. Word has it he also officiated a member wedding in October of that year. Click here for his obituary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Zoom logistics.