Hudson-Mohawk Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America
- Sun. Mar. 3 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Cabin Fever Party
at O'Toole's Restaurant Pub,
1814 Central Ave, Albany NY 12205.
- Sun. Mar. 17 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Temptations and the Four Tops
at Proctors theater,
432 State St, Schenectady NY 12305.
Join the Mercedes Benz Club Fund Raiser Event
7:00 PM performance - Ticket price $55 per person Orchestra Seating.
- Sat. Apr. 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Mercedes-Benz Club Tech Session at:
Keeler Motor Car
1111 Troy-Schenectady Rd - Latham
Come join other members and see the new technologies for the care and maintainance of your car.
Friends, family, and non members are welcome.
Keeler's Rick Walker wrote: "We will have access to some new vehicles to explore.
We will attempt to have some interesting components and processes to go over.
We can also talk about new features and functions on the horizon."
- Sat Apr. 27 - 10:00 AM - 3~ PM
- Jim Taylor's Garage and Lunch at Lanzi on the Lake
1751 State Hwy 30, Mayfield NY 12117.
The Hudson-Mohawk section of the MBCA has planned a fantastic spring event in the foothills of
the Adirondack Park. The main feature is tour of Jim Taylor's "Garage". This is a tour of one of
the premier private collections of classic automobiles in the Americas. It rivals that of Mr. J. Leno.
Many of the cars having an interesting provenance such as Les Mans racers, an Aston Martin
purchased from Eric Clapton and Evel Knievel's Harley road bike. In addition to the 80 plus cars
on display, there is plenty of automobile and rock and roll memorabilia to view.
Following the tour we'll gather for lunch at Lanzi's on the Lake in Mayfield, NY, We have reserved
a private lake view dining room for the group and we'll order separately off their menu.
After lunch we'll have an optional drive around Sacandaga Lake. This will be a good chance for
those who have just pulled their MB's out of hibernation for a warm up exercise for this year's
Rally. Participants need not circle the entire lake since there are several cut offs to the Northway,
Saratoga, and NY 30.
Cost: Cost for the tour is a $10 per person as a donation to the Saratoga Auto Museum - SAM.
Mr. Taylor is an avid supporter of SAM and often lends them cars for display.
Starting Location: Jim Taylor's garage is located in Gloversville NY, just off route 30A. To respect
Mr. Taylor's privacy and garage security, the exact address will be given only to those who register.
Attendance is limited: Garage capacity is limited to 32 persons; therefore attendance is limited
to MBCA members with spouse or 1 guest. Reservations will be made on a 1st come 1st served
basis. Pre-payment of the SAM donation is required to cement your reservation.
- 10:00 AM - Meet in Gloversville, NY at the garage parking lot 10:00 AM.
- 10:30 AM - The two hour tour starts 10:30 sharp.
- 1:00 PM we're off to Lanzi's for lunch, a 6.5 mile drive north.
- 3:30 PM - assemble in Lanzi's parking lot for the optional 'round the Lake drive ending at Russo's Adirondack Grill at the intersection of NY Routes 29 and 30.
There'll be points of interest to see on the way and early turn off back home is permitted, but only with a note from
your parents, kids, doctor or mechanic.
George will track attendance limit, collect SAM donations, provide exact location of Jim Taylor's
Garage or simply provide additional information on the day's activities.
George can also provide local inexpensive hotel info to those coming from afar.
Summary: Jim Taylor's Garage is a must see for car aficionados even though he has only one Mercedes —
what else but a 300SL roadster! There are cars to see that you probably have only read about
like a Jag D type, or perhaps only remember like the 21 window VW bus.
Ever Seen a 1931 Cadillac V 12? Ever seen a Bugatti, or a real 429 AC Cobra?
This event will also be a good time for our section to get together and discuss this year's events
during lunch and a great opportunity to exercise our cars coming out of winter storage.
It may be even warm enough for tops down!
View the flier.
P.S. Well, it wasn't warm enough for tops down, in fact it snow flurried!
But a few of us did drive around Great Sacandaga Lake, and we all had a fantastic time with our host Jim,
and even enjoyed a great lunch with him at Lanzi's!