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Empire Fall Foliage Weekend 2016

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


Mike Writes:
Spectacular weather and gorgeous peak Fall colors were the hallmarks for Empire’s 2016 Fall Foliage event. This year the venue was moved to the Hunter Inn at scenic Hunter Mountain in the Catskill’s Greene County. On Friday afternoon, I met up with Patrick and his vintage Charger in the Bronx at a Citgo/DD stop on the Hutch. It was a lovely drive upstate for our mini-caravan. The leafy red carpet extending up the hillsides really glowed in that warm autumn sunlight!

I knew this would be my last shot this year at either top down or tops off motoring. The Firebird T/A convertible and I both enjoyed the open air- including on the trip home.

We had good member participation and our weekend kicked off at the Friday night pizza party. Inspecting everyone’s cool rides always goes with that. David K’s impressive 1968 Pontiac Executive “woodie” wagon was a fresh sight. George debuted another new baby, a 1970 Ford LTD sedan in amazing original condition. It was great that our NJ members drove up and some of the Nutmeg fellas stayed over too – adding to the fun. There were various options for spending Saturday.

After the breakfast, a bunch of us headed out to the beautiful Hunter Mt. ski resort. Fortunately, nobody fell off as we rode the lift to the top – what a view! Our hike descending down the mountain was going well until my thigh muscles gave up. Alas, I was saved with a little help from my friends. Those repeated immobilized ‘face down’ periods post assorted eye surgeries are now being compensated for with more exercise.

Next on the Saturday agenda was a fabulous feast graciously hosted by David and Michael. Their lovely historic country home actually dates 1781. You would never know that the tranquil meadow and stream in back was the scene of terrible damage done by Hurricane Sandy. The destruction of a number of their vintage cars was traumatic and debris was deposited everywhere. David and Mike also now had a new baby, a 1970 Cadillac Deville 4 door hardtop – another newbie in remarkable original condition. Thanks again guys!

The Saturday night dinner was festive (we are Gay after all!) and the food at the Hunter Inn was excellent. Sunday morning looked perfect for the Mills mansion car show. A hose was available for pre-show fluffing. George led us all on a beautiful curving back road tour to the Staatsburg “Gathering of the Cars”. I loved that. Sam did his usual excellent job with the club’s show arrangements. We therefore have the best perch over looking the Hudson. Our Nutmeg buddies turned out in force to again make us the biggest club presence. A stunning newly restored 1959 Ford Ranchero came with them. Steve T.’s knockout 1964 Bonneville really should be mine! Lots of pretty cars decorated the mansion grounds as always and without snow this time. Of course, the best part of this event is always the reconnecting with good friends.

Thanks to George and our Board for all their efforts in planning our event!!

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2015 Belmont Autumn Car Show

by Roger on Dec.05, 2015, under Club News, Outing


Mike Writes:
Many of us at some point have been to one of the big Belmont Race Track car shows organized by the Long Island Cars crew. Heavy on diversity, these shows invariably include rides from every subset of the car hobby, cars for sale all over the place, assorted vendors and a real Nu Yawkuh vibe. This year’s November season-ender was no exception. The weather was crisp, the sky blue, and the autumn sun just sparkled off all those gleaming paint jobs; well, except for the Rat Rods.
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Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Weekend October 2014

by Roger on Nov.06, 2014, under Outing


Bill & Peter Report:
Empire Region hosted our annual autumn club event “Fall Foliage” during the weekend of October 17-19 in Upstate New York with the Nutmeg Region of Connecticut as our honored guests. Anyone who has visited the Catskill and Mid-Hudson regions in October can attest it is a picturesque part of the state at its “Fall Foliage” peak.
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MacArthur Airport Car Show and Lunch at Larry’s House September 2014

by Roger on Nov.04, 2014, under Outing

Peter Writes:
Many of our members attended the MacArthur Airport Car Show in the morning which was was a busy show with many interesting cars to see.

Around 1:00PM, we all gathered at Larry’s house in Bay Shore for lunch. One thing I can say about Larry is that he really knows how to put on a luncheon. He had everything organized by the time we got there and he shopped and cooked for us too! Sunny, our mascot for the day, greeted us with licks and kisses too.
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