2017 Calendar

Please note this page will change often and new items added will be in “Blue” Coffee and Cars at the Saratoga Auto Museum Please refer to these dates. Start time is around 8:00AM and concludes with a short ride at 10:00AM.  saratogaautomuseum.com  Cars & Coffee; 6/17; 7/15; 8/19; 9/16; 10/21

April 2017 April 17 – NY International Auto Show – Jacob Javits Conv. Ctr (Bus available thru SAM April 30 – The first run of the season. The Greenwich to Brown’s brewery number 2 with a Moose thrown in for good measure. Maps are on the Drives Page.

May 2017 May 21 – SAM Spring Auto Show & Family Fun Day (All makes and models Pre Reg. $10; Day of $15 heidi.shull@saratogaautomuseum.org May 28 – Lime Rock Park – The Royals’ Garage Car Show

June 2017 June 1- Weeknight ride through the countryside of Washington County. The Middle Falls Loop by George and Allison Pine. June 17- Gas up Ride in the Southern Tier with Jim Sweeney.  Check your email for details. June 17 – Visit to Campbell Racing,Saratoga Springs, right after Cars and Coffee to view the Racing Miatas of Tom Campbell. We will also tear down two engines on that day.  

July 9 Drive

This Sunday is supposed to be a great weather day.  I will be leading a Mountain and River Drive on Sunday July 9 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the McDonalds off exit 18 on the Northway I87.  We will meet at 9:45 a.m. and depart by 10:00 a.m.  The ride will take over twisty roads on West Mountain to Lake Luzerne and then along the Hudson River north to “The Glen”  then back down along the Hudson on the north side back to Warrensburg for a stop and Oscars Smoke House. We finish by proceeding back south on the Northway to McDonalds at exit 18.  Total drive time is approx. 2 hours plus the stop at Oscars.  You should be back to Exit 18 by 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. at the latest.  I have driven this route many times and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  Bathroom breaks will be at the exit 18 McDonalds and at Oscars. Attached is the map for this drive.

 July 25 Drive.

Washington County ride by Tom Barton . Tom will be leading an evening drive in Saratoga County on July 25, weather permitting.  We will meet at the Landmark Motor Inn at 6 p.m. and depart by 6:15.  The drive will take us to Gansevoort and Bacon Hill on farm country roads.  From Bacon Hill we will travel north along the Hudson River to Fort Edward and South Glens Falls, finishing at Mr. Bill’s Drive In.  The food and ice cream is great and they still have car hops there. Maps are in the email and will be posted on drives page.

August 12

The ride will start at 2pm at the Thatcher Park overlook,  as usual.  2 hours or less through Schoharie county ending at Brooks’ BBQ in Oneonta.

August 26

The Mt Greylock run that encompasses three mountains, semi spirited and casual driving with outstanding views and as of yet to be determined a place to eat but there are many options so watch your email. Meeting time will be at 10:00AM at the Brunswick Walmart’s parking lot on route 7.

October 15th 
This ride is limited to the first 20 people to RSVP. 

We will meet at Thacher Park at 1:45 leaving the park at 2pm.  A scenic ride through the Helderberg mountains will lead to the Catskills mountains and end at The Mountain View Brasserie for dinner at 4pm.  Expect to pay around $50 per person for dinner.  

October 22nd

Vermont Country Store run with a trip up Mt Equinox. We meet at the Hannafords parking lot in Greenwich NY. on Route 29 and 40. We meet at 10:00 AM and part of our excursion will be a trip up Mt Equinox before we ascend up the mountains to the Vermont Country Store, in Weston, Vt. There are no reservations at Bryant House but they accommodated us last year very nicely and there are plenty of other options. 

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