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.
By Emma Sachs – UCR Member
Interested in learning more about Porsche cars & events? Join us for our annual PCA-UCR Open House, the 2018 Shift into Spring at 427 Auto Collision in Etobicoke, Ontario on Sunday April 29th, 2018.
There will be some Porsche race cars on display, Tech Centers info, Vendors selling Porsche accessories, a Parts Swap Table, as well as a Goodies Store featuring a large selection of Porsche apparel.
You will also find information about our annual UCR Events and Activities such as Autocross, Club Racing, Concours d’Elegance, Driver Education, Driven to Smile, Driving Tours, Rallies, Introductory Driving School, monthly Socials, Street Survival School, Appraisals, Membership Benefits, Club History and more.
In addition, a free barbeque lunch will be provided by our Host 427 Auto Collision, with $5.00 cash donations accepted, with all the proceeds going to their favourite charity: Make-A-Wish Canada.
Each lunch donation will be recognized by a ticket and all tickets will enter a draw for 10 Gift Certificates at $50.00 each from a Goodies Store.
Also, same as last year, the UCR Spring Rally will end at the 427 Auto Collision – ETA 12:00 Noon. The winners’ trophies will be awarded on the spot, with us cheering!
Don’t miss out on the first PCA-UCR big event of the year; bring your families and friends, we hope to see you there!
Shift into Spring – PCA UCR Open House 2018
Date: Sunday April 29th, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 427 Auto Collision – 395 Evans Avenue (south of QEW – west of Kipling), Toronto ON
Cost: Free admission
Parking: Free parking available at the back – behind the 427 Auto Collision buildings;
Enter through a driveway on the east side of the 427 Auto Collision.
There will be off-duty Police Officer to help with the traffic to / from the driveway.
Event Chair: Gregory Sachs [email protected]
Vendor tables: Peter Helston [email protected]
Parts Swap: Mark Soloman [email protected]
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.
Kick off the 2018 driving season in style! With many Porsches emerging from their winter hibernation slumber, get the juices pumping once again in not only your car but also your own body with this fantastic drive up and down and around the mighty Niagara escarpment — starting in the Hamilton area and wrapping up with a mini car show on the south lawn of Canada’s largest winery Peller Estates, complete with a gourmet wine and canapé reception!
The route begins at the top of the escarpment with spectacular views of Lake Ontario, various towns and villages, and even Toronto’s skyline; then twists up and down some beautiful rolling back country; dips below the Welland Canal by way of the Thorold tunnel (gear down so we can hear you sing!); then connects with the picturesque Niagara River Parkway and heads into Old Town Niagara-On-The-Lake.
A happy ending awaits as we pull onto the south lawn of Peller Estates winery for a mini car show and gourmet reception of fine wine and scrumptious canapés created by Executive Chef and Cityline personality Jason Parsons, inspired by local Niagara farms and growers. If desired, extend the enjoyment with fellow Porschephiles on the patio of Peller’s Barrel House Grill as the sun sets over the vineyards — and our beautiful cars.
- Hosted by Stefan Walther [email protected],
- 25 Porsches, 200 kilometres,
- cost $53.25 per person (includes mini car show with wine and canapé reception)
Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 9 p.m.
Cost: FREE to families with life challenges, and for UCR members, their families and friends. If you’d like to donate, Driven-2-Smile is a registered charity. Donations are welcome here.
To Register: Red/black drivers need to register via UCR’s DE Registration site. Everyone else needs to register via this link. Please register early as numbers are needed for planning purposes. If you have any questions, contact our registrar via [email protected].