March – May 2015
Many of us have put our track car away for the season and are looking for the next activity that will provide the thrill of speed and test our skills at carving through corners. Can’t make it to Camp 4, then Skiing and snowboarding naturally come to mind. The PCAUCR ski day is on Friday March 6 at the beautiful Osler Bluff Ski Club, which is just south of Collingwood and about a two hour drive from Toronto. The ski club provides some of some of the finest skiing in the area with trails for all levels of ski ability. The variety of terrain from the multiple sharp S turns of “Gulch” to the steep fast straights of “Laurie’s Bluff” will appeal to those missing the thrill of the track. The private club environment and high speed lifts maximizes your skiing enjoyment. The past PCAUCR ski day had 50 participants and we had a truly amazing day.
The day is open to UCR members, their families and a limited number of friends they may wish to bring along. The lift ticket cost for the day is $80.00 per person and is paid to Osler Bluff Ski Club on the day. If your ski equipment is out of date and no longer safe, Squire John’s ski shop is at the Club and provides rentals of skis, boots, snowboards and helmets with easy prior arrangements. There are many other activities for those in your group that may not ski or snowboard. The Club has snow shoe trails (equipment rentals at Squire Johns) or if relaxation and pampering is more to their liking, the stunning Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is a short drive away ( www.scandinave.com/en/bluemountain ). Shopping and art galleries are also close by at the Village at Blue Mountain and in historic downtown Collingwood. The ski club has restaurant facilities or you may bring your own lunch.
After the day on the hill, everyone is welcome to an après-ski wine and cheese and a warm fire at a nearby log cabin. Your host for the day is UCR member Don Lewtas. Please contact Don at [email protected] to register or with any questions. Your valid PCAUCR membership number is required for registration. Past days have been well attended so please sign up so we can plan for the group.
The venue for our March social has been changed to Braidan Tire. Brad Shimbashi has generously agreed to host this social at his Hwy 48 retail location in Markham. Come out and meet our guest speaker, Stephanie Wallcraft, an automotive journalist from the Toronto Star, who will be talking about the upcoming Porsche GT3 Cup racing series in Canada.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend: [email protected]
Venue: Stay tuned
RM Auctions is a tremendous Canadian success story that will make for an informative and intriguing Social. RM Auctions is a global leader in the car collection auction industry with 2014 auction sales exceeding $470 million and fetching over $25 million for the most valuable Ferrari sold at auction last year. With auction locales ranging from Monterey, California to Paris, France to Villa Erba, Lake Como Italy, RM’s footprint is extensive and their auction cars are exquisite. Come hear the inside story of the elite car auction industry from our own well known UCR member and avid DE track member and Varac racer, Jack Boxstrom. Jack has worked with RM Auctions since 1996 and has extensive knowledge about car collector values, trends and is highly involved in a number of RM’s U.S. and international auctions. If you have a passion for cars and collectibles, this is an evening not to be missed. Please do join us.
RSVP if you can attend to: [email protected]
Saturday, May 2nd: Muskoka Spring Fun Run
Join us for the 7th annual Muskoka Spring Fun Run. We will meet in Bracebridge then travel along the winding roads of Muskoka in several ” Run Groups ”. Along the route there will be several stops including lunch. Following lunch, our routes take us past lakes and Muskoka landmarks and we’ll conclude with a mid-afternoon reception in Bracebridge. Please contact David Forbes to register: [email protected].
Spring Fling Event
Please see http://pcaucr.org/driving/driver-education/ for more information and how to register
Victoria Day Speedfest – GT3 Cup Challenge Canada