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a local chapter of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America located in
Central New York State centered around the Syracuse area.
We are a new club hoping to bring together VWs and VW hobbyists for
information sharing, camaraderie, and general good times sharing and
experiencing our interest in Volkswagens, attending shows in groups,
GTGs and general cruising throughout the wonderful Upstate NY landscape.
Updates on VWCCNY member Mike Barrisford, Mike is out of ICU and awake. He’s in some pain with good spirits and happy pain medications. The family is looking for a rehabilitation home for him, but is finding many aren’t long term, where his extensive leg fractures will take months before he can even put weight on them. Mike is planning on being out by Monday, and sad to be missing the Apple-Umpkin but eager for toys for tots. note I said happy pain medications. He is on the good IV drip stuff.
Regarding Carm, he hasn’t accepted her condition at this time and the Dr’s and family are only discussing her if/when he asks.. it is complicated how the mind protects you from trauma & pain. If any VW friends(family) visit we ask to be sensitive to this and use discretion, focus on Mike and his healing.. time will tell and there are certainly more difficult times to come. As some have asked, Yes the family has retained legal counsel, but it is slow at this early stage.
He is in Upstate Medical center on Adams street on the 5th floor, you must check in with an ID at the entrance to get a visitor pass. Parking is reasonable at the Upstate parking garage, but the ceiling height is low ~7ft. https://goo.gl/maps/X64d6Q8gTMF2 we will have a moment of reflection at Webster’s pond at the beginning of our Apple-Umpkin fall cruise.
*note that this Saturday Oct 7th is the VWCCNY annual fall Apple-Umpkin cruise.. Also note that the route will change as this weekend is also the annual Lafayette apple festival and the area roads will be busy & crowded.. We’ll still meet 10am at Webster’s pond and depart at 11am sharp. We’ll take a route that won’t involve crossing Rt20 and stop again at Navarino Orchards for apples and goodies. If you want apple fritters get in line for those quickly and 1st. At 12:30 we’ll depart Navarino Orchards and head to Hourigan’s farm for Pumpkins
VW Empire camping change/update….. location change… same dates Fri/sat Oct 13&14 Fairhaven is still under construction and doesn’t have any places for anyone who hasn’t made an RSVP yet.. with only 3 confirmed VWs in before the sites locked. We’ll have to MOVE/CHANGE or MAKE your reservations for Taughannock Falls state park just to the west of Ithaca NY. https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/taughannock-falls-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=218 Sites (at this time) 064,065,067,068,069,070,071,074 (74 shares a tight driveway with already non-VW taken #72) Certainly not the spectacular sunsets of Fairhaven, but it is better to camp with more friends right? A great place for the kids and kid at heart is the nearby Museum of the earth. https://www.priweb.org/ (local mastodon skeleton on display) Exhibit: Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound, a multimedia exhibition, offers a unique approach to our corner of the universe: the Solar System. Large-scale silk batiks SITES WILL GO FAST AS THERE ARE VERY (EXTREMELY) LIMITED CAMPGROUNDS OPEN WITH ANY SITES THIS LATE IN THE SEASON.. BOOK ASAP AND LET ME KNOW YOU’RE COMING.. WE’LL KEEP THE FIRE ON FOR YOU..
courtesy of Steve
14th annual Salt City VW Show 2017
For Barletta Photography photos of the 2017 show click HERE
Meetings: Are held at DENNY’S Restaurant on South Bay road, just North of
Northern Lights plaza Usually on the 2nd Monday of the month in the back
room from 7pm-9pm, come @ 6pm for VW dining.
6/4 Show in the Shade, *NEW location Clay town park on Wetzel road
off Buckley rd
6/10 CNY Corvair show (Sat) Funkhanna Racing. Bring out and display
your Classic Aircooled VW. 6004 Fair lakes Rd - East Syracuse
6/9-10 Empire VW camping - Grass Point S.P Alexandria Bay sites
6/12 VWCCNY monthly Meeting. 7-9pm DENNY’S Restaurant on South Bay
6/18 Euro cars 2016 Cazenovia, NY on the great front lawn @ Lorenzo
Mansion a NY State park property (Pre-register in VW class)
6/19 VW Sundaes on Mondays (6-8pm) Plank Road Ice cream stand, Rt 11
in the Village of North Syracuse
6/24 Cruise’n and Dine’n Saturdays (5-8pm) at Rudy’s in Oswego, NY
on lake Ontario http://rudyshot.com/
7/10 VWCCNY monthly Meeting. 7-9pm DENNY’S Restaurant on South Bay
7/14~16 Syracuse Nationals, VWCCNY Club Display during this HUGE
8000+ Street/Hot rod car show (contact Albert parking/volunteer)
7/17 VW Sundaes on Mondays (6-8pm, Sno top in Manlius, NY next to
the Swan Pond) Classic car nite at the swan pond
7/21-22 Empire VW camping Sacandaga Campground (DEC) (across the
bridge- island loop) (sites 106-116 on the river)