Touring the Green Mountain State Since 1986!

Saturday, September 25

Drive through Adirondack Park in Upstate New York.


Plans are set for the GMR September Driving Tour through Adirondack State Park in New York. GMR member Stu Friedman, who has led three previous tours through this area, has put together a tour full of twists and turns among some of the most scenic areas of New York.

The tour will take place on Saturday, September 25th. We will depart from the Lake Champlain Visitors Center in Crown Point, NY. From there we will wind our way to the Whiteface Mountain Resort where we will take a short break to grab lunch from the Cloudspin restaurant located in the Resort Lodge.

After lunch, the final leg will take us to Au Sable Chasm, New York where we will conclude the tour. The tour is approximately 94 miles in length and we anticipate total driving time of 2.5 hours plus the break time spent at Whiteface. There is no charge for participating on the tour and you will be “on your own” for lunch. The anticipated timeline is below; needless to say the ultimate finish time is contingent upon a timely departure from Whiteface Resort.

  • 10.00am - Begin gathering at the Lake Champlain Visitors Center
  • 10.30am - Drivers Meeting
  • 11.00am - Tour Start
  • 12.30pm - Break at Whiteface Mountain Resort
  • 1:30pm - Depart for Au Sable Chasm
  • 2.15pm - Tour ends at Au Sable Chasm

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Registration tips:

If you don’t already have a Motorsportreg account you will need to create one.
Need to register another person? You can do so by adding a second profile to your Motorsportreg account or creating an additional account. Be sure the contact information for each profile is unique otherwise you will run into problems. That said, the cleanest option is the latter option.

Signing the PCA digital waiver form requires the use of a mobile phone with messaging capabilities. Once you complete the Motorsport registration (including your mobile #) you should receive a text message on your phone. The message will provide a link that will allow you to complete and sign the required PCA Liability waiver. You will need to take a “selfie” as part of the waiver signing process.

If you don’t receive the message with the SpeedWaiver link you can scan the below QR code with the camera on your mobile phone or click here to be directed to the requisite link.

Please direct any questions to [email protected].

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See you there!

Alessandro [Al] Iuppa
President, Green Mountain Region PCA

Remember it's not just the cars -- it's the people!

It's not just the cars --- it's the people!
Remaining 2021 Season

Save These Dates!

Saturday, October 30. The 2021 GMR Annual meeting will take place at the Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont and will be accompanied by two “Fall to Winter”tours, one from the north and another from south central Vermont. The schedule is being finalized but for planning purposes – we expect the tours to begin gathering around 9.00am and leave their respective locations at 10am with arrival at Sugarbush around noon. A lunch buffet will begin at 12.30pm followed by a short business meeting. We expect to be done no later than 2.00pm.

December. Holiday Party -Date TBA- GMR's 35th Anniversary Gala
Welcome New PCA Members!

Please say hello to the following new Green Mountain Region Porsche Club members who have joined PCA here, or moved and changed regions recently or allowed their membership to lapse and then rejoined. If the latter, welcome back!

(Updated September 13, 2021)

John W. Vineyard, Danville, 2014 Boxster

Name Tags: We recommend that new members and their spouses or partners purchase "official" Green Mountain Club name tags for use at all GMR events. Please email [email protected] to request them for you and your spouse or partner, and our treasurer, Christina McCaffrey, will try to get them for you in time for the next event. The cost is $20.00 per name tag.

Ask Jason!

By Jason Eastman, GMR Member and owner, Bullfrog Auto, Milton

Dear Jason,

How often should I change my brake fluid?

It comes from member Bob Costella. His Porsche dealer told him every two years for his 911 but his Audi dealer has never brought up the subject when he has taken in his A5 for service. (And I would add our manual for our 2019 VW Tiguan demands every three years. --Editor).

Here's what Jason has to say:

Brake fluid is to be changed every 2-3 years no matter the car brand. More frequently if the car is tracked or driven aggressively.
The reason for the fluid change is moisture. Most brake fluids are hygroscopic, meaning they will absorb moisture when exposed to air. The main enemy of brake fluid is moisture which can be absorbed through brake lines or the brake fluid reservoir even when the vehicle is not driven. This moisture does three things.

  • It lowers the dry boiling point of the brake fluid
  • It causes contamination that can lead to corrosion of the internal components.
  • It can freeze in cold weather resulting in blockages and loss of braking ability (very rare).

All brake fluid manufacturers have two boiling points, dry and wet. The dry boil point is the point at which the fluid will boil when fresh. A car with new brake fluid will have a dry boil point (e.g. 500 degrees) set by the manufacturer.

A car with older brake fluid that has absorbed moisture will have a wet boil point that is lower (e.g. 350 degrees). The wet boil point is lower due to moisture accumulated over time in the fluid. When the brakes are used, they generate heat.

This heat radiates into the brake calipers where the fluid is pushing onto the brake pistons. The fluid in the calipers absorbs the heat. If the fluid gets to the wet or dry boiling point, it will boil. The boiling causes air bubbles to form in the brake system.

Brake fluid does not compress, but air does. As a result, the air in the fluid causes a mushy brake pedal and/or brake fade (i.e. loss of braking ability). By flushing out the fluid, the boiling point is restored to the dry point or close to the dry point.

Thanks Jason! If you have a car question you'd like shared with our membership, just reply to this email and we'll send it to Jason, who with his wife Sue (GMR Secretary) owns Bullfrog Auto in Milton.

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Green Mountain PCA Newsletters?

When you joined PCA (recently or forever ago) you no doubt listed your partner or spouse as a co-member. Many co-members however have not provided their email addresses. If your spouse/partner would like to receive the Mountaineer as well as yourself, have them call PCA HQ at (410) 381-0911‬ and give PCA the information. It only takes a few minutes as PCA is very efficient. That way you both will receive The Mountaineer and other pertinent club emails.

If your co-member remembers his or her co-member login (it is separate from the main member) you can do it that way too-- but calling is probably the quickest.
Member Feature:
Send us your photos!

We have started a feature highlighting a different member in the GMR Mountaineer with his or her Porsche. If you would like to be featured in future newsletter please submit some photos of you and your car along with a paragraph or two explaining why you joined the GMR, your favorite drives or whatever!

Please reply to this email with your photo and information.

Sandy Gilmour
Check out our GMR website and Facebook page for event updates and club news.
Your Green Mountain Region Club Officers
Alessandro Iuppa
Dave Whittall
Vice President

Christina McCaffrey
Susan Eastman

Sandy Gilmour
Communications Chair

Don Jones

Brad Kennison
Membership Chair

Peggy Larson

Albert "Duffy" Miller

Ann Pettyjohn

About These Email Communications: 

Replies to these newsletters come to me (Sandy Gilmour), not the entire membership; however, I can forward to our president and other board members if needed or you may email the president, Alessandro Iuppa, directly at [email protected]. We welcome any comments on ways we can improve communications.

Join Green Mountain PCA -- If you are receiving this email as a "friend of Green Mountain Porsche Club," please consider joining PCA. You get a great magazine, Panorama, and membership in Green Mountain Region is included in the annual dues of $46 a year. Go online at, or simply call headquarters in Maryland at (410) 381-0911‬.

We welcome any submissions to this newsletter and to our website by members who have some fun experiences, photos, tech stuff and other adventures to share! Email me at [email protected]

Remember also, it's a volunteer organization. Any help you can provide -- especially with event planning -- is most appreciated by all!

"It's not just the cars; it's the people."

Sandy Gilmour ('99 Boxster)  
Communications Manager
Green Mountain Region
Porsche Club of America