Winding through The Hawk’s Nest with Rally 2 Give and Classic Car Club ManhattanTim S
As the driving season winds down and the trees desperately cling to their rust-colored leaves, we took our longest rally to date with a run up through The Hawk’s Nest along the New York/Pennsylvania border near Port Jervis, NY.
The rally, one of the near-weekly drives hosted by Classic Car Club Manhattan, had the added benefit of supporting Rally 2 Give–a non-profit organization that brings together members of the car community to raise money for those in need.
The Hawk’s Nest Highway, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, dates back to the mid 1800’s when it was a single-lane dirt road. Overlooking the Delaware River, it offers breathtaking valley views as you wind your way through.
Naturally, the fall season delivers a burst of color that regularly attracts drivers of all types. On our way up, we encountered a group of Fiat Abarths that would go on to traverse The Hawk’s Nest as well.
Taking our Sapphire Blue 981 Cayman GT4 and our 991.2 GT3 RS decked out in a Battleship Gray wrap with TECHART carbon fiber, a tune and a full Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system (with Akrapovic’s limited-edition CMC tips), we were well-equipped to handle the twists and turns of Hawk’s Nest and the surrounding roads.
We were in good company, too. With everything from Rally 2 Give’s McLaren 720S, a Rick and Morty-themed GT-R, a Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 458, more Porsches, BMW M’s and even an older SLK32 AMG that hung in there with the big dogs, it was a head-turning crew.
Fortunately for us all, the moisture building in the sky waited until we were well on our way back toward the city before the rain began to fall.
This may be the first time we traversed The Hawk’s Nest, but it surely won’t be our last.