Empire Lambda New York Automobile Club

Monthly Meeting- Kabul Grill – Hicksville 1/24/18 – 7:00PM

by Roger on Jan.02, 2018, under Upcoming Event


Come out for our general membership and board meeting, held at Kabul Grille in Hicksville, NY.

The food at the Kabul Grill is excellent, and in addition to eating, socializing and car talk, you can make your voice heard on the direction of the club. THE BOARD WILL BE DISCUSSING WITH MEMBERS THE LIST OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE YEAR. PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT AS THE NEXT MEETING WILL NOT BE UNTIL MARCH.

This dinner meeting starts at 7PM and the restaurant is located just a few short blocks from the Hicksville train station.

See you there!

Kabul Grill
129 N. Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801

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Empire Expedition to Old Spokes Auto Orphanage – Home of the Hudson

by Roger on Apr.09, 2017, under Club News, Outing

Mike writes:
Saturday March 18th was a great day for our visit to Bob’s Old Spokes Museum/Auto Orphanage, dedicated to the memory of the fabulous Hudson. This is one little jewel of a museum tucked away on rural Old Route 22 in the hamlet of New Smithville Pa.

Empire Lambda member, Wade, set up this special event for us with the museum owner. George chauffeured Chris, Joe and me (swinging into Manhattan –thanks) in his comfy Lincoln Town Car. This was my first much needed escape from NYC in a while. We met up with more of our guys and fueled up with a hearty pre-museum breakfast at the Starlight Diner in Allentown.

When we landed at the Orphanage we got a warm greeting from the caretakers who could not have been more gracious. More of our group members and friends showed up, for a good total turn out of fourteen.

What gorgeous cars!! I’ve always loved the step down generation and as a kid I admired their sleek looks on the road. Several stunners from that ’48 to ’54 generation were there as well as older beauties, e.g. Agnes Moorehead’s ’41 Woodie Wagon. There were also two knockout interlopers, a ’47 Pontiac and a ’60 Chrysler 300 F –convertibles both. I liked the Twin H Power six on a stand and the vintage diagnostic equipment. There was an impressive showing of pre-war Hudsons from the twenties and thirties – all in fine condition.

I donated two vintage Dinky Hudson toy cars from my collection, a ’48 and a rare ’57 as I felt they should be there. Do check out our pictures for stunners from the final years after the Nash/Hudson merger. Note the very rare Hudson Rambler wagon and Hudson’s extravagantly styled Nash bodied ’55, ’56 and ’57 models, all with wild continental kits.

We hated to leave but we certainly made a few new friends. Finally, we enjoyed a festive late lunch at Fegley’s Brew Works in Bethlehem. This was a perfect ending to the day and the handsome young waiters didn’t hurt. A fun event – all agreed.

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Empire Lambda Annual Bowling Event 2/19/17 – CANCELLED

by Roger on Feb.12, 2017, under Club News, Outing


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Empire Holiday Party 12/3

by Roger on Nov.24, 2016, under Club News, Party

Let’s celebrate another great year at our annual Holiday Party at the Davenport Press in Mineola NY.

Empire Region will have our annual Holiday Party at the Davenport Press. We will continue to have our own room upstairs with a private cash bar (soda is provided at no cost at the bar) followed by a sit down dinner. As we have done in the past the Empire Region will cover tax and gratuity cost for each member and associate member.

When: Saturday December 3rd

Time: 6:30pm Cocktails and appetizer’s a t the upstairs Cash Bar followed by a sit down dinner.

Cost: Empire Region will once again subsidize this event providing a reduced cost to 2016 Paid Members and Associates at $55.00 each (cash only) Non-Members are welcome to join us at the full rate of $65.00 each (cash only). Any Non-Member who&n bsp;joins at the Holiday Party will get the discounted rate of $55.00. All you need to do is fill out an application and bring a check or cash for your 2017 membership dues (applications will be available). Or you can sign up on line and bring your confirmation/receipt with you (no discounts can be provided without a receipt).

Where: Davenport Press 70 Main Street, Mineola NY 11501. The restaurant is a short walk east of the Mineola Long Island Rail Road Station (one block east of the station on the south side of tracks). Set in a historic building is this fine continental restaurant. Built in 1862 as a bank, it later became a printing company, and finally, in 1976, a restaurant. It still possesses all the charm and character of its past.

We will have a 50/50 raffle too!!

We need an accurate headcount for the restaurant so please RSVP to David at LCCBaron@aol.com before December 1st.

6:30 – 7:30: Cash Bar, pass around Hors D’oeuvres

7:30 Dinner:
First course: Baby Shrimp in garlic sauce, crispy calamari or Rigatoni a la vodka.

Second course: Caesar or tossed salad

Third course: Sirloin Steak, Chicken Francaise/Marsala, Broiled Salmon, Shrimp Scampi. All served with vegetables & roasted potatoes.

Fourth Course: dessert, coffee or tea.

See you at the Holiday Party
George, Peter, John, and David

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