KYPCA Activity Report for August 2017

The driving season is starting to wind down here in the Bluegrass State with November 1 as our season cut-off. All the more reason to have an event filled August!

We kicked off the month with a backyard pool party at the home of Anthony and Vycki Minstein. A large gathering of members had BBQ dinner, cocktails and evening swim. Members enjoyed backyard mingling and sitting by the lovely pool setting. The street was packed with three blocks of Porsches, joined by one Aston Martin and a 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser. The evening beginning with members standing out front talking cars.

Our 2nd event, a week later, was a drive out to Patoka Lake winery. Event Chairman TH Morris led a group of 12 cars out into the back roads of southern Indiana. After sampling some of the (actually decent) wines, the group had BBQ lunch next door.

Not letting weeds grow under the tires, the club drove south the following weekend for the “Chihuly at Maker’s Mark,” exhibit. Three of the featured works are newly made and the others are works famed sculptor Dale Chihuly has installed in other exhibitions (most often at botanical gardens). We viewed the exhibition in combination with a late afternoon distillery tour, catching the sculptures in evening light. Some members chose to stay for a gourmet dinner, while others chose to return home, avoiding driving on the rural roads in the dark.

Our final event of the month was a visit to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) track where a small but determined group went out for touring laps during lunch break for an in-session DE, a great opportunity to visit with our members residing in the southern part of the state.

Meanwhile, in preparation for our own DE September 9/9 to 9/10, two members of our executive board, Robert Klein (Secretary) and Anthony Minstein (Membership Chair) drove out to Watkins Glen, NY spying out the competition running in the NorthEast Region HPDE. Besides sampling great Italian food, eating ice cream and viewing Mark Twains grave, Robert and Anthony found time to run cars on the magnificent Watkins Glen raceway, truly one of the best in America.

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