Cruise Control Rally 3.75 – Recap & GalleryTim S
The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire isn’t happy on a chilly late October morning in New York. When temps are in the 40’s and you haven’t had time to scrub some heat into the sticky summer compound you tend to skate about, even in something as balanced as a 981 Cayman GT4.
But that didn’t stop us from jumping in and joining up with Race the North and Garden State Motor Club for their latest Cruise Control Rally (version “3.75”).
Besides, we knew once we hit the road we’d get the Cup 2’s back up to operating temp in no time.
After heading up NY-17 from Tuxedo Park, we were warmed up and ready for the twisties winding through Harriman State Park on our way towards Bear Mountain and beyond.
After crossing the Hudson and passing through the tunnel at Breakneck Ridge, we had to make an unplanned detour to regroup in Beacon as our original rallying point was closed off. A few three-point turns later we were all back together for the last leg of the rally down the Taconic State Parkway to The Time Hotel in our own backyard of Nyack.
It was a great route with an excellent mix of enthusiasts and their cars. There was also a fair share of Porsches along with our GT4. From a 991 Carrera, a 991.2 Carrera T and a TECHART-equipped 991.2 Carrera to a 996 and 997 Turbo, an aircooled RUF and even a 911 sporting a not-so-common Subaru swap, there was something for any Porsche enthusiast to enjoy.
There was also a faction of American muscle represented (Viper ACR, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, Camaro ZL1, Challenger, Mustang, etc.), BMW’s, AMG’s, a Ferrari F8 Tributo and FF, a Huracan Spyder and Performante, and an Audi R8, among others, helped round out the eclectic mix of rally goers.
Ending the rally in Nyack was especially notable for us, as our new performance and service center is just a few minutes up Route 9W from The Time, and many of us on the rally hail from Rockland County. It only added to our anticipation to host events and rallies this spring with this crew.