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].
UCR June 2018 Rally
- WHEN: Sunday June 10, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
- START POINT: Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery, 1220 Eglinton Ave West (near Allen Road), Mississauga, Ontario L5V 1N3.
- Ending Point: Boyd Conservation Area – Hillview. 8739 Islington Ave, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1A6.
- COST: $20 (per car)
- Register At: www.clubregistration.net
Come join UCR members on a two-hour journey through some of the most thrilling roads to drive on, surrounded by scenic sights of the countryside and cityscapes to end at the 2018 UCR Concours & Picnic in Vaughan.
Rally registration fee is $20.00 per car, and this includes lots of prizes.
Starting Point @7:30am (Sharp!): Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery, 1220 Eglinton Ave West (near Allen Road), Mississauga, Ontario L5V 1N3. Participants must be at Coffee Culture Café at 7:30am sharp to register and attend the drivers briefing while snacking on coffee and donuts. Cars will depart at 8:00am.
Ending Point @10:00am (UCR Picnic): Boyd Conservation Area – Hillview. 8739 Islington Ave, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1A6. Separate registration on clubreg for the picnic. $10pp (incudes park admission and a gourmet BBQ lunch). UCR is subsidizing the picnic for advance registration. Walk-in price will be $21.50 pp ($6.50 admission paid directly to park + $15.00 lunch).
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.
Sportscar Together Day – 70 Years of Porsche Celebration
Registration at www.clubregistration.net
Date: Sunday June 10, 2018 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Boyd Conservation Area – Hillview. 8739 Islington Ave, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 1A6 (~30 to 40 min drive from Mississauga, Markham, or Downtown Toronto).
Theme: The Porsche brand was born on June 8, 1948 when the first Porsche, a 356 “No. 1” roadster, was launched. Join us in a historic group picture/video with our Porsches to celebrate Porsche’s 70th Anniversary.
Advance Registration Price per Person: $10.00/person, which includes park admission and a gourmet BBQ lunch.
Walk-in Picnic Price per Person: $6.50 park admission for Adult (pay directly to Park) + $15.00 BBQ lunch for $21.50/person.
Concours Entry Fee per Classic Car (1948-2004, models 356 to 996): $35.00. Participants will receive gift bagsand there will be prizes for Concours winners.Concours cars should arrive by 9:00 am.
Show n’ Shine: you can display your Porsche at Show n’ Shine for free to win People’s Choice Awards.
There will be various door prizes throughout the day. The Porsche dealers, Provinz Advertisers and UCR Goodie Store will also be present.
Registration: When registering for the Social through www.ClubRegistration.net, please also identify whether you’ll be attending the Members Meeting at 6pm, so we can plan accordingly. The materials for this meeting is available on this webpage. A limited supply of printed materials will also be available for those who request such materials in advance.
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact our Socials registrar for any registration-related questions via [email protected], or contact the Club’s Secretary, Foster Zanutto via [email protected] if you have any questions about the Members Meeting.
For official documents and proxy, please log-in to view the page
Venue: Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario M9A 5B8
UCR Advertisers Appreciation Event
Drive your favourite Porsche to the private and secure parking lot at Islington and enjoy each other’s company and cars. The main course will be a freshly carved hip of beef.
Cost: Register in advance via www.ClubRegistration.net and pay $30.00 per person, which includes dinner, door prizes, taxes and gratuities. Cash bar. Members and guests are welcome.
FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2018
Muskoka Locks Driving Tour (Trent-Severn Waterway)
The tour will feature three types of locks used in the Trent-Severn waterway, a canal system initially conceived for military purposes, then commercial considerations and finally recreational use by the time it was finished. Our tour will kick off in Brechin, east of Lake Simcoe and south of Orillia. The firs stop will be the Kirkfield Lift Lock, originally completed in 1907, and modernized in 1969. This is the smaller of the lift locks on the Trent-Severn waterway, with a lift of 49 feet. The route from Kirkfield will head north west through Washago, taking a brief blast up Highway 11 to follow Route 13, a wonderful route that dances over the Canadian Shield into Bala where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will head out along Highway 38, full of nice sweeping curves to Highway 400 for a short run down to Route 34, which will take us to the Big Chute Marine Railway. Originally built in 1917, the current carriage is the third, completed in 1978, and is capable of carrying boats up to 100 feet long. It is an impressive feat of engineering. After a visit we will continue to Port Severn, where we will visit a classic lock, which is also the last lock of the Trent-Severn system before Georgian Bay. We will have a brief stop for refreshments, after which participants can arrange to return to the GTA or enjoy a weekend in cottage country.
Date: June 21, 2018, 6:00-9:00pm
Venue: Workshop of a UCR 944 enthusiast located in the Carlisle/Freelton area, north of Hamilton, South of 401. Private residence and the exact address will be disclosed to those who register.
Once Porsche enthusiasm strikes there’s no telling where it will lead. Our host for this tech session is a 944 enthusiast with lots of experience of home maintenance, modification and restoration of 944 cars (which applies equally to 968) for road, DE and race use. He will have four of his 944 cars on hand to demonstrate what can be done by an enthusiastic (and brave?) owner:
- A 944 street car with restored interior – dash, carpets, seats, lights
- A 944 Turbo Outlaw street/DE car with mods including engine and suspension
- A 944 cheap-and-cheerful DE/race car, lightened
- A 944 Cup race car, showing a low-cost alternative to going the GT3/spec-Cayman route
A partially-disassembled 2.5 NA engine on a stand will be a focus for reviewing typical engine maintenance and repair work. Replacement of belts, rollers, seals; noisy lifters, DME, idle air controller – all the things that can be done to keep the engine running great. And review of good online information sources and parts sources.
A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with someone who has actually done and knows all about all those maintenance jobs on these classic sports cars to keep them looking great and running great. Registration is at www.ClubRegistration.net