Touring the Green Mountain State Since 1986!

Thanks to Duffy Miller, our Events Chair, we have updated tour information for our July and August outings. They look great and they look safe. More refining is being done on them but for now, note that we need to make our own arrangements for lunch in Windsor on July 11, so reservations, where possible, seem to be in order; same for the West Dover gathering August 15 (more on West Dover later).

It's great to look forward to a club tour!
Meantime, in other good news, our prez Carl Wulfestieg (photo, left) is recovering at home in Woodstock very nicely from his heart pump installation. He thanks everyone for their calls and best wishes.

Safe Driving!

Sandy Gilmour
Communications Chair/ Board Member

It's not just the cars, it's the people!

Updated GMR Summer Tour Schedule

From Events Chair Duffy Miller:

Saturday July 11

Driving tour starting in Berlin and ending in Windsor.

The GMR PCA will hold its first driving tour of the season on Saturday, July 11. Given the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines, the event will focus on the drive itself, ensuring that the health guidelines recommended are followed.

Meeting place: we will meet at the Maplewood Gas / Truck Stop just off I-89, Exit 7, in Berlin, at 8:45 a.m. Take Exit 7, proceed to the first light, turn right, and Maplewood is about 1/4 mile on the right side of the road. There is plenty of parking and easily accessible gas pumps.

The balance of the tour route is currently being developed and will start in Berlin, and end in Windsor.

Drivers’ meeting at 8:45 a.m. with the drive to start at 9.00 a.m. You will need to sign the PCA and Communicable Disease Waiver forms.

Drivers and passengers are asked to wear masks at the drivers’ meeting, and to follow distancing guidelines.

Dining and visiting local sites after the tour is On-Your-Own: Securing a venue for 30-50 club members at this time was not possible given the current health restrictions. Restaurants are still only offering take-out or limited seated dining. So, there is no official luncheon or event after the drive. However - there are numerous places to visit, eat, picnic, and tour in the greater Windsor area, and members are encouraged to make arrangements to eat or visit local sites on their own, or when possible in small groups with other members.

Please note - if you plan to dine at any local establishment, reservations are needed, and seating will be limited. Plan ahead, and plan early to make sure you are able to enjoy sites or the restaurant of your choice once the tour ends. If you are considering takeout, you may want to plan a picnic in the region.

Here are some suggestions for eating or after-the-drive sights to visit:

Harpoon Brewery - Brew house in Windsor, dining and tours available, reservations required, limited seating inside and outside. or call 802-674-5491;221

Windsor Station Restaurant, located in the old Windsor depot. Reservations required, limited seating, and takeout available. or call 802-674-4180, online ordering is also available for takeout.

Au Jus - indoor and outside seating, reservations required, (Facebook page) call 802-674-4638.

Boston Dreams, Coffee House, ice cream, sports gallery. Online / takeout orders online order only

Brownsville Butcher and Pantry (, (802) 546-2900

Maple Kitchen, 802-484-7711 at the Ascutney Resort (Brownsville) dinner only, opens at 4pm for folks wanting to eat after touring the area.

Woodstock is a short drive away, less than 20 miles

There also are plenty of local sites to visit - this page from the town website has information on historical sites:

American Precision Museum
Old Constitution House 802-674-6628
Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site
Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
Fowler-Steele House - Heritage site

Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15

August 14th and 15th, Friday evening and Saturday, tour starting and ending in West Dover, VT

Club member Bob Rubin has put together a stayover at the Grey Ghost Inn, in West Dover on Friday, August 14, and will lead a tour through the roads of Vermont’s southern region on Saturday, August 15th.

Grey Ghost room reservations: Club members are offered a special room and breakfast rate at the Grey Ghost Inn. Visit their website or call 802-464-2474 to make reservations. Space is limited, so call early to reserve a room for this event. If Grey Ghost rooms become sold-out, check out the region for other overnight room possibilities - there are plenty of places to stay in the West Dover area.

Driving Tour: Saturday, August 15: The driver’s meeting will be held at the Grey Ghost Inn parking lot at 8:30 a.m. with the tour starting by 9 a.m. The tour will end back in West Dover, where members are encouraged to join others for lunch, picnic, touring or other activities. More information about local dining possibilities will be shared closer to the event.

Note: While the schedule settles, the Events Committee still needs help and would like to hear from you if you are interested in leading or helping with one or more tours. If you can help out, or have questions or other suggestions, please contact events chair Duffy Miller at [email protected].
Membership Musings
Brad Kennison, Membership Chair

The Green Mountain Region had impressive membership growth in 2019 and it was our hope to continue that momentum into 2020. Although we started off strong, the global coronavirus caused a speed bump in the spring and early summer. Both our region and PCA national experienced a slowdown that lasted several months. However, by the middle of June new memberships at PCA had returned to normal and at Green Mountain we are holding steady at 181 Primary members.

Each week I receive membership data from PCA. In every report the majority of people who become new members were recommended by current members. You are the best form of advertising! Sharing your excitement, enthusiasm and personal stories makes a difference.

It’s time to throttle up! I am asking all our members to make at least one connection over the next several months with a Porsche owner who is not currently a member or someone that may have expressed an interested in becoming a member. Many of you already have copies of the blue and white PCA application/brochure to hand out. If not, please contact me for copies or direct an interested party to or  where they can complete an application online.

In an effort to communicate more effectively with our diverse membership your GMR Board approved the Green Mountain PCA Facebook page as another means of staying connected. Our Webmaster, Al Iuppa and member Stephen Restelli, acting as administrators, have been doing a great job posting topics of interest and pictures. If you are not yet a member of the Facebook page simply log on and send a request to join. They will approve your request so that you can post content, pictures and interact with other members.

A sincere thank you to all our members for maintaining or renewing their membership. We value you as a member and look forward to your participation in club events.
Brad Kennison
Membership Chair
Welcome New PCA Members!
Info updated June 26, 2020

Please say hello to the following new Green Mountain Region Porsche Club members who have joined PCA here, or moved and changed regions, since our last newsletter, according to monthly data supplied us by national PCA. Note: if a member lets his or her membership lapse and then signs up again, they will appear as a "new member." In which case, welcome back!

James Kozinski, Waitsfield, 2007 Black Cayman S

Reginald Carter, Plattsburgh, NY, transferring to GMR, 2004 911 Carrera, no color listed

Welcome James and Reginald!

Name Tags: We recommend that new members and their spouses or partners purchase "official" Green Mountain Club name tags for wearing at all GMR events. Please email our treasure r, Christina McCaffrey , to r equest them for you and your spouse or partner, and she will try to get them for you in time for the next event. The cost is $15.00 per name tag.

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If you have any comments or suggestions on the website, please contact our Webmeister, Al Iuppa
Your Green Mountain Region Club Officers
Carl Wulfestieg
Dave Whittall
Vice President
‭(802) 843-2482
Christina McCaffrey
Peggy Larson Secretary
Sandy Gilmour
Communications Chair
Alessandro Iuppa
Don Jones
(802) 359-3606
Albert "Duffy" Miller
Events Chair
‭(802) 613-3169
Bill Root
Immediate Past President

Brad Kennison
Membership Chair
About These Email Communications: 

Replies to these GMT PCA emails come to me (Sandy Gilmour), not the entire membership; however, I can forward to President Carl Wulfestieg and other board members if needed. I always welcome any comments on any ways we can improve communications with GMT PCA members.

Join GMR 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 $45 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!
~ Sandy
Sandy Gilmour ('99 Boxster)  
Communications Manager
Green Mountain Region
Porsche Club of America