Next Membership Meeting Is Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Start the New Year off by coming out to a membership meeting. Meetings are held the first Wednesday night of each month at The Orchard Tavern in Albany, NY. Meetings are located in the back room of the restaurant, and start at 7:30pm, but folks usually gather beginning around 6:30pm to catch up while getting a bite to eat before the meeting starts. Come on out!
MoHud: The Documentary
Mohawk-Hudson Region (#65) of the Sports Car Club of America is based in upstate New York’s Capital District and Adirondacks, bordering New York Region (downstate), Southern New York Region (along the PA border), Central New York Region (Syracuse – Utica – Rome), Canada, and New England Region (everything east of the NY border).
MoHud members participate in active Club Racing, Solo, and PDX programs. MoHud’s annual club race, the John Stim Memorial, takes place at beautiful Lime Rock Park each summer. Want to learn how to go racing? Contact our race or membership chairs to receive more information.
Don’t own a race car? Try our Solo (AutoCross) or PDX (track day) programs, which allow you to drive your regular street car on a closed course at speed. Solo events are held in large open parking lots, with one car at a time around a course delineated by traffic cones. You’re timed and grouped with like cars, and there’s always a novice walk-through in the morning and other drivers willing to lend a hand.
Track days are hosted at famous road courses like Lime Rock Park, where you’ll get seat time driving full-out on the track in your own vehicle. We pair you with an instructor when you’re starting out and the day includes classroom instruction.
For fun on open public roads, try a RoadRally (also called TSD or Time-Speed-Distance). TSD rallies take place at legal speeds and follow a carefully plotted course mapped out and distributed the morning of the event — so bring a navigator!
Don’t like to race? Don’t worry because in addition to the driving-related, MoHud also hosts a variety of extracurricular group outings each year courtesy of activities director Pete Smith. Annual events include duck tours, go karts, and golfing — in addition to our award banquets and regular monthly meetings. There’s always a strong social aspect even at the race track.
To get started: Read about MoHud, learn how to join, and check out our monthly newsletter the Knock Off. If you’re new and don’t know where to start, contact our membership chair or the chair of the program you’re interested in.
Join the forums! Not a member of our forums yet? Give them a try, register today. You’ll get the first updates and be able to take part in event discussions. Talk shop and bench race, or try selling those spare parts cluttering the garage.
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• Next Membership Meeting will on January 7th, 2015, 7:30pm at The Orchard Tavern in Albany, NY.
• The current slate of officers ran unopposed and were elected at the Annual Awards Banquet the evening of December 6th, 2014.
• We are considering running some go-kart outings, and maybe even an R/C racing outing. Check here and on the MoHud Facebook Page for details.
• The Snow Flake Rally date has been chosen – Saturday, January 31st, 2015. We should have more details coming soon.
Check out all the information about our Street Survival program here