2020 pcs international meet

Paul Steinberg

Staff member
Super Site Supporter

JUNE 22-27, 2020


Holiday Inn Express, 400 Old Loudon Rd. Latham, NY
Host Hotel:
Holiday Inn Express
400 Old Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110
(518) 783-6161
Welcome to New York, THE EMPIRE STATE!
The Loudon Rd. Holiday Inn Express is close to the Albany International Airport (ALB) if you're flying in for the meet. The hotel offers amenities like a 24 hour business center, fitness center, free high-speed wi-fi, an indoor pool and whirlpool. On Tap, adjacent to the hotel, is a great place to have a drink and dinner! Use THIS Google search for other nearby restaurants.​
(There is a $20 refundable charge for incidentals).

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Monday, June 22, 2020 Pre-meet Activities

Things you might want to do on your way to Albany or in Albany:

Details are still being ironed out, but expect a visit to the world-renowned falls one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and all that is offered on both the Canadian side and the American side. (Bring your passport or EDL for the border crossing.). The Niagara Falls area offers attractions such as Maid of the Mist, Prospect Point Park, Skylon Observation Tower, Cave of the Winds, and dozens of other things to do in addition to gazing at the powerful wonder of nature. After a day at the falls, continue on to Albany to for the Monday evening welcome reception at the host hotel.
Details are under construction, but expect to enjoy the the beauty of the Hudson Valley, including the FDR Museum and Library, and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Unfortunately, Springwood, at the FDR Home National Historic Site, will be closed for construction in 2020. If you're a foodie, you already know the Culinary Institute of America is located in Hyde Park. After a day in Hyde Park, head to the host hotel for the Monday evening welcome reception.

In addition to being the Capital City of New York "The Empire State", there are art museums, parks, the New York State Museum, theaters, the USS Slater, a Destroy-Escort ship, the New York Capitol building, old mansions, and much more. Check out Trip Advisor's 15 best things to do in Albany here.

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones and we kick off the 2020 PCS International Meet with a Welcome Reception at the host hotel.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Baseball, Farmers and a Carousel

Board the motorcoach for a trip to Cooperstown! We'll visit the Museum of the All-American game, the Baseball Hall of Fame. Considered mecca to baseball fans, the collections, history, and experience of the Baseball HOF is like none other. You'll be immersed in the great all American pastime and come away with a greater appreciation of the past, present and future of Baseball!

After the Baseball HOF, the bus will take guests to the Farmer's Museum, also in Cooperstown. Among many exhibits and more than two dozen authentic historic farm buildings at this 200 year old farm is the beautiful Empire State Carousel. There's lots to learn and fun to be had at the Farmer's Museum!

Cost is $60/person which includes bus trip and museum admissions.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 A Cave, an Indian Nation & A Board Meeting

Another motorcoach trip is in works for today, this time to Howe Caverns and the Iroquois Museum.

The Howe Caverns tour is about 90 minutes, descending 156 feet under ground (by elevator) and six million years back in time. The tour is a walking tour and includes an underground boat ride. After the tour, we'll "resurface" and enjoy lunch (on your own) at the Cavern's restaurant. Be sure to also visit the fun Howe Caverns Mining Company. After lunch, we're back to the bus for our next stop.

The Iroquois Museum is also in Howes Cavern, NY. We'll have a guided tour through the most comprehensive collection of Iroquois art, all housed in a traditional but modern interpretation of an Iroquois "long house."

​Cost is $70/person including motorcoach transportation, cave and museum admission.

The Professional Car Society, Inc. Board of Directors will meet at the host hotel at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020. PCS Board Meetings are open -- all members are welcome to attend and observe.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 Saratoga: Springs, Cars and Dance

Our day begins early with an 8:00 A.M. General Membership Meeting at the host hotel. All members are encouraged to attend.

No bus trip today, we are driving our professional cars a half hour to Saratoga Springs, New York! On the agenda today:

Saratoga Automobile Museum. A fairly new museum (2002), the SAM is housed in a 1934 water bottling plant and is in the 2400 acre Saratoga Spa State Park. Our guided tour will encompass exhibits that celebrate the history of the automobile, particularly the deep history of New York's role in automobile manufacturing and development. Interestingly, the SAM is also home to the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame.

Lunch in the Park: We'll enjoy beautiful weather (we hope!) as we have a box lunch picnic in Saratoga Spa Park. The average high temperature in Saratoga in June is 79 degrees.

National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame. Our professional cars will be a featured display at the front of the Museum while we have a guided tour the permanent and rotating exhibits celebrating the history of all forms of dance and a special exhibition of Square Dance! Famous dancers are celebrated in the Hall of Fame.

There are many other things to do in Saratoga while visiting, including Horse Racing, Polo and horseback riding, the Saratoga Casino, and shopping the boutiques in downtown Saratoga. Unfortunately, the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga is closed while we are there.

Cost of today's adventure is $25/person including museums and picnic lunch.

Lac Du Saint Sacrament -Image (c) LGSCo.
Friday, June 26, 2020 Lunch on the Lake

We'll take a motorcoach trip to the 200-year-old Lake George Steamboat Company and board the flagship (pun intended) of the fleet, the 190' Lac Du Saint Sacrament for a two-hour narrated cruise on beautiful Lake George. Entertainment and an extensive buffet lunch are included.

Cost is $55/person, including motorcoach transportation, cruise and lunch.

After the cruise, we'll return to the host hotel. Dinner is own your own. Many will prepare their professional cars for the car show the next day, and there's always late-night parking lot camaraderie.
Saturday, June 27, 2020 Show Day!

The morning starts early with assembling the professional cars in the hotel parking lot for display and judging at the 2020 Professional Car Society Concours d'Elegance, which will continue through mid afternoon.

The meet concludes with the Banquet and Awards Presentation Ceremony Saturday evening, followed by the always popular light show.

Buffet banquet is $40/person with your choice of chicken, seafood or prime rib.

Tony Karsnia - Deceased - 1971-2020

September 12, 1971 - November 2, 2020
Dear PCS members and friends,

Being proactive with health and safety as we face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, I hereby announce that the 2020 Professional Car Society International Meet, previously scheduled for June 22-27 in Latham, New York, has been cancelled. As PCS President, I have communicated with the Vice-President, Meet Host, and the Chairman of the International Meet Review Committee. We all agree that the health and safety of our members and guests is the top priority of our family-focused organization.

Registration and payment will be returned to anyone who may have already submitted these to the Meet Host. Please remember to contact the host hotel to cancel your reservation if you had previously made one.

My wife Kim and I, along with the entire Executive Committee and Board of Directors of The Professional Car Society send our best to you for continued health and wellness as we journey through the pandemic. Please stay tuned to the official PCS website for future meet announcements and details. As always, please feel welcome to contact me directly with any questions or concerns.


Tony Karsnia
The Professional Car Society

Bill Marcy

Super Site Supporter
Super Site Supporter
As disappointing as this cancelation is, this was definitely the right decision, at least in my opinion. We were looking forward to attending, but health of our members is much more important.

Paul Steinberg

Staff member
Super Site Supporter
We could start by all the directors having discussions on our Director To Director forum on these forums to get all the mundane issues out of the way first, and after that is done, we could have a video conference or just a sound conference of the Board of Directors (D to D), and set it up, so all the members could listen in to the meeting. The same could be done for the membership meeting. It will take some preparation in advance, however, I believe that all the Officers and Directors are up to the task. Since the Discussions on the D to D will be informal discussion, we could start that immediately. All it will take is for someone who has the email list of the directors to email all of them and let them know of ongoing discussions in the forums, if they are not a regular visitor to these forums. The D to D forum was well received when I was President, and worked well. Should any of our Directors forgotten their password, the system allows for them to create a new password with a few mouse clicks and inserting basic information. If anyone should require a new password immediately, I am available by PM, and can call them and give them a temporary password, along with the information of how to change it to whatever they like once they get into the forums.
Lets us not waste time, and get started on dealing with the business of running the Society.
Paul Steinberg
PCS Past President

Steve Lichtman

PCS Elected Director 2019 - 2022
I have used a new app, Zoom.us, for conducting an online meeting. It seems to work very well, is very easy to use, and quick to download to a computer or a phone.

Abe Bush

I have used a new app, Zoom.us, for conducting an online meeting. It seems to work very well, is very easy to use, and quick to download to a computer or a phone.

We use zoom rooms for all our collaborative meetings here at work, and it works great! Both for audio, and white-boarding or presentation sharing. And you can either call in with a phone, or headset attached to your computer, whichever you prefer.

NJ Dorsey

Registered User
If we use Zoom, which I think we should, we should do a test at least a day in advance to trouble shoot and make sure it's working on everyone's end. I'd volunteer technical assistance in whatever way I could. We should also have a moderator- it's very easy with enough participants for people to accidentally talk over one another otherwise.

I think it would be great and could give some the opportunity to participate or view who otherwise couldn't.

John ED Renstrom

PCS Member - Elected Director 2019-2022
Super Site Supporter
me two, I have been promising Kandy another cruse. could have duck it with this one