MBCA HudMo 2018 Upcoming Events Calendar
Here's what we're working on for our 2018 events: (check back for more confirmed dates)
- Aug. 15 - 6:00 PM
Leadfoot Lucy gathering at Kohl's Plaza, Central Ave, Colonie NY
It's time to spiff up those beautiful Mercedes and show them off at Lead Foot Lucy's car meet this Wednesday,
August 15th at 6:00 till 8:00 at Kohl's Plaza, Central Avenue, Colonie. The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny,
(no rain) and the display of cars is amazing from vintage to hot rods to new coupes.
There have been over 100 cars at each meet with lots of car talk, raffles, and new and old friends.
Come relax and show off your "ride." Look for the Mercedes sign for our club and bring a comfortable chair.
Rain date, will be the following Wednesday, August 22.
Contact Vickie Parker at Vparker2@nycap.rr.com to save a space for your car.
- Labor Day Weekend Aug 30 - Sep 3
Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park
Historic Festival 36 & Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2018
Now in its 36th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982.
Enjoy vintage car racing at its best.
Visit their web site for details.
- Sep 7
Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen
The featured highlight of the Festival is a tribute to the original Grand Prix races using the original 6.6 mile road course.
The Watkins Glen Grand Prix Tribute is designed to recreate the ambiance of the 1948-52 Watkins Glen street races.
Visit their web site for details.
- Sun. Sep. 9
Family Picnic and Car Meet at John Boyd Thacher State Park
Please join us in September at beautiful John Boyd Thacher Park
outside of Albany for a family picnic and car meet. Bring family and friends!
The 2017 Picnic here may well have been our best event ever!
The area features spectacular views of the Capital District!
Here is a Wikipedia page on the Park
and some quoted content follows:
John Boyd Thacher State Park is a state park located 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Albany NY,
near Voorheesville, in Albany County on State Route 157. Located mostly atop the Helderberg Escarpment
[one of the best fossil-bearing formations in the US],
the park has several hiking trails that offer panoramic views of the Green Mountains in Vermont and the
Taconic Mountains of the Hudson Valley. The Indian Ladder Trail
[was used by the Mohawk Iroquois Indians to reach the trading post run by Henry Hudson].
There are over 12 miles of trails in the park including the famous Indian Ladder Trail.
- Sat. Sep. 22 - Starts 9:00 AM, with early evening dinner
2nd Annual Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally
Commemorating the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run following the historic 1903 route over the Catskill Mountains
to the Susquehanna River along a 75 mile course with six host/checkpoints, festivals and attractions.
We travel from the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper to Unadilla,
following one of the most beautiful drives in New York State.
The route follows the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway along the historic Ulster and
Delaware Turnpike and then finishes along the Catskill and Susquehanna Turnpike.
The road crests four hills over 2000 feet elevation along the way.
Your car should have good brakes and good power to run the Catskill Conquest.
As a MBCA-HudMo member, the entry fee is only $20 per car (non-refundable - rather than the individual car rate of $50)!
Numerous corporate sponsors including Hagerty Insurance, who has offered free roadside and flatbed towing coverage for all entrants,
so this is a great event to take your rarily driven classic Mercedes-Benz for a historic drive and to show your fellow club members!!
View the flier here,
and print & mail to register.
Sat. Jun. 16 - 11:00 AM Rain or Shine Postponed until fall.
FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hudson NY
Bring the children/grandchildren!
There are several interactive and virtual displays for the youngsters, however this is not just an event geared to the young
as most visitors are adults unaccompanied by children. If you visit their web site at FASNYFireMuseum.com, you will find a wealth of information about the museum.
This event is organized by our Past President Ron Tanner.
Here are our plans for the visit:
- Meeting place: Golden Harvest Farm, Niverville NY (may also be listed as Kinderhook)
- Caravan to Fire Museum at 117 Henry Howard Ave, Hudson NY 12534
- One and half to two hour visit
- Brunch in downtown Hudson at the Red Dot on Warren St. (weather permitting we will do brunch in the garden)
- Child friendly activity and restaurant
- Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult
Admission for adult is $10.00, children between ages of 4 and 17 is $5.00 (children 3 or younger can not participate in all youth activities)
- Oct. 19-21
Fall Car Rally - Farberallye XLI (41st)
The Rally is a friendly competition where participating cars leave a starting point individually being directed to follow a specific
route (respecting all Speed Limits, and representing our club well) to a predetermined finish point.... At which point everyone "Rallies".
Everyone is encouraged to drive slowly since the rally will be a nice drive through the country,
over scenic back roads while searching for answers to a number of questions along the way. Bring your camera!
Each participating car should have at minimum of a driver and a navigator. Friends and family are welcome to participate,
and 2 or 3 navigators have been known to make an even more fun adventure!
This year's is Farberallye XLI, organized by the MBCA-Minuteman Section,
is held on the weekend of October 19 at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock MA.
Also at Jiminy Peak are Hiking trails, Alpine super slide, and The Mountain Coaster to name a few. Come early and enjoy the resort.
This year's rallye is a tri section event with our Hudson-Mohawk Section,
Northern New England Stars, and hosted by the
They are happy to have our Hudson-Mohawk section joining this year and at future Farberallyes.
There will be a time and distance rallye, and quiz rallye. Prizes will be awarded for both.
Plan which rallye you would like to participate in.
Friday's reception (6 PM-9 PM) is hosted by Mercedes Benz of Springfield,
served Hors d'oeuvre, Carving station, and Jimminy Peak's Welcome Special. You don't want to miss the reception, so arrive in time for it.
Saturday is the rallye and banquet.
Sunday at 10 AM will be a guided tour of Hancock Shaker Village.
Rallye fee $110 per person. Includes two full breakfast, Banquet meal, and rallye cost.
The Buffet includes Hendricks Stuffed Chicken and Sliced Top Round Beef.
Resort reservations can be made individually with the hotel reservations department on or before Sep 19 2018.
In order to receive the contracted group rate, telephone callers must request their reservation be made in the
MBCA Farberallye XLI room block. King bed rooms and Condos are available.
View the flier and registration form.
- Sat. Dec. 1