UPSTATE NY CHAPTER


 BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA

established 2005

2017 Northeast Regional

Last Updated April 25, 2017                                                                                     View Flyer
 Sept 29- Oct 1 2017 
Northeast Regional Meet
 Clifton Park, New York

The Upstate New York Chapter is pleased to host this year's Northeast Regional in Clifton Park, New York. Just a short driving distance from the foothills of the Adirondacks, this location offers you the opportunity to enjoy Upstate New York during one of its most beautiful seasons. Come join us for this exciting three day event. There are many points of interest just a short drive away; the State capital, Saratoga Raceway and Lake George to name a few. Our driving tour on Sunday will introduce you to even more of this historic area. So make plans to join us this fall. The registration form is at the end of this page. Instructions on how to complete it are also included. 

Here are complete event details




MEET ITINERARY  
Friday 9/29: Plan to arrive early for a self guided tour of the Saratoga Auto Museum. Participants will be directed to the museum where reduced admission of $5.00 per person will be charged at the door. In addition participants will be given a list of other area attractions all within 40 minutes drive from the host hotel. There are lots of things to see and do in our area so be prepared to explore.
Saratoga Auto Museum Website

Friday Evening: Dinner Cruise to PJs-Bar-B-QSA. This is an informal restaurant which appeals to the classic car crowd. It specializes in BBQ with a menu that’s sure to please. Interested participants can line up at the host hotel prior to the 5:30pm departure for the ½ hour drive to the location, or just meet us there. Participants will order off the menu and pay as you go. And yes, there should be ice cream available. PJ's Bar-B-QSA Website

Saturday 9/30: The Buick Only car show will be held on the site of the host hotel. The show field will be available for entry around 8:30 am and open to the public at 9:00 am. There are 9 classes for vehicle judging and awards plus a Display Only Class. Arrive by 10:00 am for the peer judging. There will be three awards per class. Awards are scheduled for presentation at 2:00 pm. NOTE: Pre-registration before September 15th enters you in an exclusive contest for one of five $20.00 gas cards! Lunch vendors will be on-site, with additional food vendors within walking distance. Plus there will be a hospitality room with light snacks. Entertainment and announcements will be provided by DJ. The show ends at 3:00 pm, but stay as long as you like. Bring your Buick related toy cars and models for display.

Saturday Evening: cocktail hour and banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn. Scroll down for complete details. 

Sunday 10/1:  Please join us for a day-long “After Tour”. Line up at the host hotel for a 9:00 am departure. Plans are for a relaxed jaunt around the area to some unique attractions. Participants can join for all or any part they wish. There will be a lunch stop included. All attractions are pay as you go and everyone is free to choose where they want to participate. We do plan to travel country roads and stop occasionally for some photo shoots. The all day tour will include roughly 80 miles round trip and contain about 4 hours of driving. The tour will conclude at the host hotel. If you prefer the ¼ mile type touring, you’ll find the meet location is about 40 miles away from the Lebanon Valley Speedway. We expect they will be open for that weekend as evidenced by information on their website. This is not a BCA sponsored event. 
Lebanon Valley Speedway Website

BANQUET AND HOTEL INFORMATION
  
HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Homewood Suites : Clifton Park Center: 42 Clifton Country Center Road, Clifton Park, NY. All rooms are suites in this hotel, with kitchenettes. Kings and doubles available. Hot continental breakfast included. Non guests can purchase the breakfast for $6.96 + tax. Car show site and preferred meet parking lots. $135.00 + Tax per night, with rates extended to Thursday and Sunday nite. Reservation code: BCS  
Homewood Suites Website

Overflow Hotel:
 Hilton Garden Inn: Clifton Park Center: 30 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY. Attached to the shopping mall. Standard rooms with amenities. Restaurant is on-site, but breakfast is not included. $125 + tax per night, Thursday through Sunday night. Reservation code: BCA
Hilton Garden Inn Website

Call 1 800 HILTONS for either hotel. Note: there are other conventions and activities occurring in this area on the weekend of our event. Therefore we recommend you book your rooms as early as possible

BANQUET INFORMATION

Cocktail hour begins at 5:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn right next door. The hour will feature a cash bar with light hors d’oeuvres and plenty of friendly conversation. Please join us for cocktails whether or not you attend the banquet which follows. 

Banquet: The banquet begins at 6:00pm, and is a sit down dinner. Participants have a choice of one of the following three entrees:
 1) Sliced New York Sirloin: Rosemary qnd Garlic seasoned, Mushroom Demi, Grilled Zucchini, Oven Blistered Tomatoes and Roasted Fingerlings.
 2) Chicken Marsala: Sauteed Scallopini, Cremini Mushrooms, Shallots, Sweet Marsala Wine sauce, Asparagus, and Creamy Polenta
3) Honey Soy Glazed Salmon: With Mango Chutney, Basmati Rice Pilaf, and Stir-fried Carrots and Peppers

 All meals include a salad, dessert, and iced / hot tea or coffee and water. Soft drinks are available at the cash bar. There is no formal program, just a good time with our friends. Dress is casual. 




DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE
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Registration form instructions
 For your convenience, the registration form found here is an executable PDF. You can either: Print this form out , and complete it by hand. Or, complete it on your PC (if you have Adobe Reader). Once completed, please print the form and mail it with your payment to: 
Christine Timber, Registrar 
12 Austain Ave
 Albany, NY 12205 
NOTE: if the form is completed using the computer, you will need to add the vehicle registration fee based on the fee schedule shown. However, you will only need to include the number of banquet meal choices and T shirts (by size). There-after the banquet and t shirt totals along with the grand total will be automatically calculated. Thank you.



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