Next Membership Meeting Will Be November 2nd
Our next membership meeting will be held in the back room at The Orchard Tavern, in Albany on Wednesday, November 2nd. Stop by and share some food and drink with your fellow members. Formal meeting starts at 7:30pm, but we start gathering around 6pm.
Annual Award Banquet & Membership Meeting – December 3rd, 2016
Last year’s site for the annual awards banquet and membership meeting was such a hit that we decided to repeat that recipe for success!
- What: Mohawk-Hudson Region Annual Awards Banquet & Membership Meeting
- When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 6pm to ??
- 6pm – Hors d’ouvres and cash bar
- 7pm – dinner served
- Club Racing and Solo Awards following dinner
- Where: German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St, Albany NY 12205
- Price: $25/person, $10/child
- RSVP: Must be received by 11/23/16 to Eric “EJ” Smith, 7 Oneida Ct, Slingerlands NY 12159
Please include your check made payable to “MoHud SCCA” and your guest counts. The meal will be buffet style like last time. Questions? Please email me at EJEvo8@gmail.com.
2016 Solo Season Is Complete
The 2016 MoHud Solo season is in the books! The Solo schedule/results page has been updated with provisional results for both Event 6 and the season championship battle. Thank you to all competitors for your participation in one of our best attended seasons in recent memory. See you at the Awards Banquet.
Nov. 6th Tire Rack Street Survival Registration is now open
Please see the Street Survival page on our website for links to both student and instructor registration links. Volunteers are also needed – please consider helping us out!
MoHud Logo Merchandise Now Available
Mohawk-Hudson Region logo gear is now available via SCCARegionGear.com. MoHud member Rich Welty has recently ordered a logo’d Nike Dri-Fit polo shirt and reports he’s impressed with the quality of the product (you can see pictures of it on the MoHud Facebook page). You can order items now, or if there’s enough interest, we can arrange a group order for an additional discount. Look for details in an upcoming Knock Off newsletter.
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 a golf outing, August’s family go-kart night — 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 MoHud Facebook page! Our Facebook page has a lot of activity and is a place to get quick notice of news and notes. Activity has slowed considerably on our forums here, but you’re welcome to check them out. Not a member of our forums yet? Give them a try, register today. You’ll get the updates and be able to take part in event discussions. Talk shop and bench race, or try selling those spare parts cluttering the garage.
Found a broken link, something missing, or incorrect information on the website? Have something to add or want to contribute yourself? Send it all to your webmeister-slash-Assistant-RE EJ at EJEvo8@gmail.com.
Check out all the information about our Street Survival program here