Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11am-2pm
Venue: Braidan Tire, 9399 Markham Road (north of 16th Avenue), Markham
Driving Directions: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//9399+Markham+Rd,+Markham,+ON+L3P+3J3firstname.lastname@example.org,-79.3344328,12z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d529deedfdf27b:0x76d7e3cbed10d442!2m2!1d-79.2643927!2d43.8968892!3e0
Braidan Tire will host a light lunch for our members and discuss technical maintenance issues. When you register for this event at www.clubregistration.net, please answer the questions by including topics that you want to discuss and we can let Braidan Tire know in advance
Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
- Saturday, Feb. 24 (registration opens immediately, closes Feb. 21)
- Saturday, March 24 (registration opens Feb. 26, closes March 21)
PRICE: $49 per person (includes gourmet three-course dinner)
CANCELLATION FOR REFUND: One week prior
NUMBER OF PORSCHES: 20
Driving isn’t seasonal and driving a Porsche needn’t be either — so come on out to one of two PCA UCR winter driving tours, formerly called fun runs, set for Saturday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, March 24, proudly sponsored by Porsche Centre Oakville which will be providing the lead SUV.
The only prerequisite: your Porsche must wear, at minimum, all-season tires but, preferably, winter tires.
This is a fantastic opportunity to stretch the legs of a Cayenne, Macan or Panamera, leave the 911 or Boxster tucked away in winter hibernation. Plus, as a bonus, the larger Porsches allow you to bring along more than just one passenger. The more the merrier, fun is best enjoyed when shared.
But all Porsches, including even two-doors, are welcome with the appropriate seasonal footwear. No summer performance tires are permitted. And, sorry, no Volkswagen winter beaters.
These driving tours follow the Niagara escarpment, starting just outside Hamilton and wrapping up in Queenston Heights and Old Town Niagara-On-The-Lake on the Niagara River.
Porsche heaven awaits with some of the escarpment’s best twists and turns and ups and downs.
Total mileage is around 120 kilometres, total drive time is about two and a half hours. We meet at 1 p.m. and, at the end, at 5 p.m. we enjoy a nice gourmet dinner with fellow club members and friends in a dining room overlooking our very own reserved personal private Porsche parking lot.
Spots are limited, so register today!
Perhaps book a hotel in Niagara-On-The-Lake and make this a mini winter vacation.
The dinner is a delicious three-course meal at the fabulous Old Winery Restaurant in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Cost is $49 per person which includes tax and 18-percent gratuity. Appetizer is a choice of soup, caesar salad or mixed artisanal greens. Main course is choice of prosciutto-wrapped chicken with carbonara pasta, house-made gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce, or catch of the day (likely pan-seared salmon but to be determined). Dessert is a decadent surprise! Bread service, coffee or tea are included, other beverages are extra.
WeatherTech’s presentation promises to be exciting — the company has requested audio visual equipment, so club members can look forward to a couple great videos. Their innovative products will be on display and they are looking at bringing in a Porsche decked out in WeatherTech gear. Don’t miss it!
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until around 9. A delicious dinner will be offered for only $30 per person. A cash bar will also be available. Address for Islington Golf Club is 45 Riverbank Drive in Etobicoke.
Weather permitting, maybe we’ll see a bunch more Porsches in the parking lot, particularly those elusive two-door sports cars, freshly out of their winter hibernation slumber. ‘Tis the season, spring has sprung!
Please register at ClubRegistration.net
Event Name: UCR Spring Rally
Event Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 11:30am
Starting Point: The Meadowvale Club, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 (located behind the Hilton Hotel on Mississauga Rd at Argentia Drive, just south of 401)
Ending Point: 427 Auto Collision, 395 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K8
Register At: www.clubregistration.net Register Opens: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 9:00pm
Rally Registration: $20 (per car)
Come join UCR members on a half-day journey through some of the most thrilling roads to drive on, surrounded by scenic sights of the countryside and cityscapes to end at the 2017 UCR Open House at 427 Auto Collision.
There will be lots of prizes and the Rally entry fee is a nominal $20 per car. Lunch is not included in the registration fee, but available at the end of the rally at the UCR Open House for a charitable donation by purchasing meal tickets.
Participants must be at the Meadowvale Club, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 (located behind the Hilton Hotel on Mississauga Rd at Argentia Drive, just south of 401) at 8:00am sharp to register and attend the drivers briefing while snacking on coffee and donuts. Cars will depart at 8:30am.
A Rally is a technical driving event. Multiple checkpoints time the cars and penalize early or late arrivals at checkpoints. Trip odometers are set to zero at the calibration point after a short drive from the starting point to get drivers and navigators accustomed to the written instructions of the route. From the calibration point forward, there will be no information about road names. Navigators must pay careful attention to the way points, landmarks and constantly check with drivers for odometer readings. Driving directions forward of the calibration point are provided in Kilometres and Miles, such as “Drive 3km (1.86 Miles) and turn right” followed by step-by-step distance to each way point for navigation of the entire rally. The route instruction sheet will also have questions about significant landmarks to score points for observation, so familiarize yourself with the questions before you drive off and keep eyes open to recognize and record the landmarks.
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018
Spring into Action Muskoka Driving Tour
Start the 2018 driving season off right! For our 10th annual Spring into Action Muskoka Driving Tour, this year hosted by your Driving Tours Co-Chairs Peter Hoffman and Stefan Walther, we will meet at Tim Horton’s (naturally) just north of Orillia, then travel along some of the best winding roads of Muskoka in several “Run Groups” enjoying the crisp spring air and breathtaking lakeside views. Along the route, there will be several stops including the best hot chocolate in the Muskokas, a picturesque setting for lunch and a place at the end to regroup and share memories. Our route will start at the north end of Lake Simcoe and wind through Severn Bridge, Khashe Lake, Housey’s Rapids, through Gravenhurst, along the western shore of Lake Muskoka with a stop in Bala, through Port Sandfield, then north between Lakes Joseph and Rosseau for lunch at Crossroads in the town of Rosseau. In the afternoon, we will twist and turn our way south along the western shores of Lakes Rosseau and Muskoka, along Frank Miller Memorial Route towards Gravenhurst, where we will conclude with a mid-afternoon get together.
Hosted by Peter Hoffman and Stefan Walther (e-mail: [email protected])
25 Porsches, 200 kilometres, 3 hours total drive time, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost $40/person (includes fabulous lunch, non-alcoholic beverage, tax and tip).
Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, March 18 at 9 p.m.