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IMPORTANT NEW DE RULE – Applies to DE DAYS July 2018 onward


  • 2018 Driving Tours (Formerly Fun Runs) – Lots of Events already posted! –  click here
  • 2018 AutoCross link/info – click here
  • LOG into Driver Education registration click here
  • 2018 October SOCIAL: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm Click Here
  • See the Gallery from the 2018 Can/Am Challenge Club Race: Click for  Cars and People
  • UCR 2018 Concours & Picnic on June 10, 2018: Click to see VIDEO and GALLERY

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Story and photos by Dan Proudfoot, UCR Member

EVERY OLD PORSCHE HAS A STORY

First, though, consider my contention that anyone with an eye for older Porsches will feast on the details as will anyone with an interest in older cars in general, I’ve come to think.

Park anywhere at all: the supermarket, the movies, Chapters. A passerby will pause, look again, and amble over. “Nice car! What year is it?” The ensuing conversation will continue as long as the Porsche pilot cares to answer questions, share memories.

It’s pure delight. As well, it’s obligatory. For the rewards of ownership, the feel of the steering (especially pre-1985 before power assist), for the symphony of an air-cooled flat six, for the catapult propulsion you feel in your gut beyond 4,000 rpm, the richly-blessed driver of an older 911 really needs to share his or her car’s place within Porsche’s unique success in automotive history.

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By Roger Stopford, UCR Tech Sessions Chair Photos by Elliot Alder, Provinz Photographer

944/ 968 Tech Session

On a lovely evening, the first day of summer, June 21st, PCA UCR Porsche 944 racer Jon Dunski gen­erously opened his home garage and workshop to fellow 944/968 owners for an evening of in-depth, all-things 944/968. Jon’s driveway is big, but it was overflowing with various types of 944 and 968, as well as 911s, Boxsters and Cayennes.

Guests enjoyed seeing Jon’s 944 Cup race car and learning about how the car has been modified and setup for perfor­mance and reliability improvements. This was a story of escalating performance and investment as the 944 became ever more optimized for track. A contrast was provided by Jason Dunski who used his cheap and cheerful 944 track car to show a low cost path to track fun, focusing on DE with a super-lightweight normally-aspirated 944. The Dunski brothers work together at track events as Team Ultraray Motorsports and have both become highly competent and fast track drivers using their 944 cars.

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Story and photos by Peter Blake, UCR Member

The Porsche Museum

No visit to Zuffenhausen is complete without visiting the Porsche Museum. Here, the history and DNA of the company is on display ( https:// www.porsche.com/museum/en/ ). You can also find the Mercedes Benz Museum and better understand the his­tory between Dr. Porsche and Mercedes Benz ( https:// www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/ museum/ ). Either self-guided, audio or guided tours are available in a variety of languages. Advance online reser­vations are recommended, and Porsche Club members enjoy discounted access. An app “Porscheplatz” is available for orientation and is worthwhile.

The Museum itself is a striking piece of architecture situated centrally in Zuffen­hausen adjacent to the Porsche Factory complex. In addition to the car display, the Museum houses two res­taurants – Christophorus and Boxenstopp, a coffee shop, restoration shop for the Museum’s exhibits, souvenir shop and Porsche Drive. Separate architectural tours are also available for the museum.

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By Peter Oakes UCR Director

Clive Van Vert, 1992 UCR President

Clive passed away peacefully on January 30, after a short battle with cancer.

He is missed by his wife, Eunice, son Jason, daughter Lindsay, daughter-in-law Cat, son-in-law Matthew, grand-daughters Audrey and Zoe, and newborn grandson Benjamin.

Clive was my best friend, a true friend. Clive and I met in 1965 at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in Montreal. We ended up growing up (i.e. maturing) and shar­ing accommodation in both Montreal and Toronto before his marriage to Eunice. My wife Beth and our family have always been close to the Van Werts.

Clive loved his family, his dogs (Bouvier des Flandres) and, of course, his PORSCHES! At the time of his passing he was the proud owner of a 1972 911 (fully restored) and a 1997 911 Turbo (mint condition). During the days he was active at the track he ran a 944S. He took great pride in driving his Porsches and his involvement at UCR.

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