Here are a few photos from the drive. Thanks to Mark F
Join us for a great drive & dine while enjoying the beautiful Fall colors in North Central Pennsylvania.
Limited to 24 – 28 MEMBERS MAX.
12 -15 PORSCHE MAX
DRIVE IS @165 MILES (GIVE OR TAKE)
START : 9 AM BREAKFAST CASH ONLY!!!
TRAIL’S END RESTAURANT RT 118 WEST FROM DALLAS PA
SIGN UP SHEET AND DRIVERS MEETING AFTER
SCENIC TOUR SULLIVAN AND LYCOMING COUNTIES
ALL REST ROOM STOPS 45 TO 1 HOUR BETWEEN STOPS
ROSE VALLEY HILL CLIMB PA HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION
ALL ROADS PAVED
WORLDS END STATE PARK:
VISTA OVERLOOK ARRIVE TURKEY HILL BREWING COMPANY BLOOMSBURG AT 4:30 PM TO 5:15 PM
WE WILL TRY TO PARK TOGETHER IF POSSIBLE
RESERVATIONS FOR 2ND FLOOR
Mark, Jim and Andre
Last update 9/24
November 11th, 2017 -Don Bernsteins Garagemahaul Tour -Our own, Mr. Mark Golden has secured the date of this November 11th for our final Garagemahaul over at Mr. Don Bernstein’s Antique Cars Warehouse located at 1028 Reeves St., Dunmore, PA 18512 for 11AM.
We will meet for breakfast over at Perkins Restaurant 1130 Ravine Street, Scranton, PA 18508 at 9:00 AM which should give us plenty of time to enjoy a great breakfast and catch up on goings on with friends. We will then embark on the short drive over to Mr. Bernsteins’ where we will be treated to an absolutely stunning collection of pre-war vehicles as well as some classic Italian/American and British marques to name just a few – no cheating, but who can name the most cars just by looking??!!
Mark sent directions to get to Don’s Antique Cars Warehouse so make sure you print these out (just in case!):
As always, please respond to Len’s recent email blast. Thanks, and a special thank you to Mark Golden for bringing this event to us as well as a special thank you to Mr. Don Bernstein for being so gracious in opening his doors to our club.
September 30th, 2017 – Ayre Garagemahaul Tour – This event will not be your typical garage tour folks, nope. This one will be much, MUCH more!!
Our day will start at Perkins Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre 1085 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 at 9:30 A.M. for a great breakfast, from there we will embark on a great drive put together by our host Mr. John Ayre, The drive will bring us to his families very large garage located at 207 Church Road, Mountain Top, PA 18707, where we will be treated to some of the most unique working vehicles, machinery and equipment most of us will EVER see!!
You DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!
SO MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP TODAY!!!!
October 7th, 2017 – Arthur Berry Garagemahaul Tour – Oh yeah, this is it! – For those of you who don’t know Mr. Berry, let me introduce you to a very unique and interesting individual – best word to use is diversified. Mr. Berry is the current co-owner of Camelback Resort (how cool is THAT!) and has long been an avid automotive enthusiast who is not afraid to go after and acquire unique vehicles for his collection. For us to be able to experience his pallet of cars is a great treat and a very rare opportunity!
We will start our day with a breakfast at Perkins Restaurant 3267 PA-940 Mt. Pocono, PA 18344 at 10 A.M. and then work our way via a scenic, challenging drive (twisties galore!!) on our way to Mr. Berry’s garage at 2176 Glenbrook Divide Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Mr. Berry has confirmed that he has NO parking restrictions, so we can accept more than our usual 10 car maximum – thank you Art!
There were a bunch of P-Cars parked at Grotto Pizza for last night’s Member Meeting, and since it was a Tuesday night in September and the summer crowd isn’t on the lake, more than half the cars in the lot were Porsches. The crew from Grotto was taking the opportunity to admire the cars and, while I was taking some pictures for a Facebook post, one of them approached me and offered a panorama he’d taken with this phone.
Needless to say, I asked him to send it to me and our site boasts a new header pic.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get his name, but if he sees this: Thanks for the awesome shot!
Maybe John needs an apprentice?
Some of us got an early start with breakfast an Van Guilder’s Jubilee, and six cars met at the Hickory Run Service Plaza for a spirited drive to Philadelphia. Len was attending an NSX event, so he brought his beautiful red Acura along for the drive. On arriving, we were mistaken for part of Southern New Jersey Region, who had parking set aside for them in the back of the museum. Randy parked his 928 and Shawn his 944 among the 911s, Boxsters, and Caymans of the SNJ folks, which is sure to cause confusion when they spot the two oddball cars in the background of their group picture!
Of course, the focus of the trip was the ‘Demo Day’ of the German sportscars. This is a special feature of Dr. Simeone’s museum, wherein they bring out a handful of priceless automotive artifacts, fire them up, and drive them around the back of the museum. This weekend was ‘Der Best von Deutchland’, and the cars were a 1927 Mercedes Benz Sportwagen, a 1937 BMW 328, a 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, and a 1970 Porsche 917LH. Dr. Simeone gave a short talk about the historical significance of the each model, and what made each of these cars individually special.
For instance: The BMW was hidden in a barn in the Netherlands at the beginning of World War II to keep it from the Germans. Over the years, more hay was piled on it and it was forgotten. It wasn’t rediscovered until 1980! At that point the owner contacted Dr. Simeone and asked the doctor to buy the car for his collection because the owner wanted it left as it was, and not frame-up restored to better-than-new, which was normal at the time. The car appears as it was found, and it’s gorgeous. It runs like a new car.
The 917LH is the special long-tail version of the incredibly powerful, flat-12 917 race car. This car is the last of the Le Mans ‘sportscar’ class, which was replaced by the ‘prototype’ class afterward. Thie 917 has two seats and enough lights to at least theoretically be a road car. It won second overall that year and still holds the record for top speed on the Mulsanne Straight: 240mph!
Dr. Simeone’s collection essentially ends with this 917 because Le Mans moved to the prototype class. You can’t collect everything, and the doctor decided to concentrate on classic ‘drive to the race, race it, drive it home’ sportscars that ruled international motorsports racing in the 30s through 60s.
It was amazing hearing these cars fire up and drive (except for the Mercedes Sportwagen, which was having a fuel supply issue). The BMW and 300SL sounded like modern roadcars. The 917 sounded like a cross between a six-cylinder 911 and a tractor.
The remainder of the museum was just as amazing and full of incredibly rare, stunning, and significant cars. The day started cold, but finished beautifully in the 60s and a sunny afternoon drive back to NEPA. This was a treat for any car enthusiast, so plan on going again next year!