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Spring Into Action Muskoka Driving Tour
PCA UCR’s first driving tour of the 2019 traditional driving season is our big 11th annual Spring Into Action in Muskoka! After meeting at 9 a.m. in Orillia, about an hour from Toronto, this tour heads north in several driving groups with clear views of the lakes and streams through the naked forests, while we enjoy the fresh spring air and lack of summer traffic. Quickly we find ourselves off the beaten path, winding through the woods and marveling at the spectacular scenery as we make our way to Gravenhurst and on to Bala, where we have our first stop of the day. Then it’s onward and upward on some amazing curvy roads through Port Sandfield and then into Rosseau, where we enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Crossroads restaurant — a destination that has proved extremely popular with past driving tour participants, with a wide array of scrumptious meal and dessert items. After a quick stop for a group picture with Lake Rosseau as the stunning backdrop, we wind our way down to Gravenhurst to conclude the great drive with a mid-afternoon get-together at a craft brewery.
Hosted by Larry Funnell, [email protected], 30 Porsches, 300 kilometres, cost $42 per person (includes Crossroads buffet lunch)
Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 9 p.m.
Full Details on the event and costs can be found here: https://pcaucr.org/driving/autocross/
It is going to be a fantastic route where both drivers and navigators will enjoy winding and hilly roads through scenic rural Ontario. Bring a navigator, clip-board, calculator and pen. You will be given a route sheet with distance, speed and directions. There will be controls on the route to record your times and to make sure you are on route.
Trophies awarded and there will be lunch available at the Open House at the end of the rally at 427 Auto Collision Centre
Look forward to kick starting the 2019 rally season.
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Location: 427 Auto Collision Centre on 395 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K8
Showstopper Spring Awakening Niagara Driving Tour
Kick off the 2019 driving season in style! And show off a bit — this driving tour starts with a Porsche car show and ends with a Porsche car show!
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 Burlington with a car show and breakfast at the large flagship store of Denninger’s Foods Of The World and wrapping up with a car show on the south lawn of Canada’s largest winery Peller Estates, complete with a gourmet wine and canapé reception!
After departing Denninger’s, the route travels to 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.
Tucked into the Beamsville Bench, Thirty Bench winery hosts a midway pit stop with a couple of tastings — discover this boutique winery and the extraordinary flavour crafted from premium small lots and the unique mineral-rich terrior, including what is perhaps the best riesling in all of Niagara, if not the world. Thirty Bench offers a special PCA UCR club discount of $10 off per person on a purchase.
A happy ending awaits as we pull onto the south lawn of Peller Estates winery for a 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], 30 Porsches, 200 kilometres, cost $67.50 per person (includes Thirty Bench wine tasting, Peller Estates car show with wine and canapé reception)
Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 9 p.m.
Discover and explore some of the best black asphalt of Ontario’s Muskoka backcountry, twisting and turning around various lakes and other waterways, rugged rock and mature forest — an invigorating drive set amongst breathtaking scenery, led by someone who knows the area best, a local cottage resident and fellow longtime Porsche Club member. Get your heart pumping and your engine roaring with this incredible drive! The day’s adventure begins mid-morning in Orillia, just an hour north of the Toronto area. Afterwards as the throaty flat-sixes wind down and low-profile performance rubber, now burned just a tad more low, cool down, so do we with a wonderful meal at the host’s cottage, overlooking the lake, back in the Orillia area. Mingle and refresh before heading home.
Hosted by Kathrin Menge, [email protected], 20 Porsches, 300 kilometre, cost $37 per person (includes après meal at the host’s lakeside cottage)
Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 9 p.m.
Enjoy a fun and memorable adventure in picture-perfect Prince Edward County! This driving tour explores some of the best country roads, with wonderful twists and turns, that PEC has to offer. Take in the scenery and treat your taste buds to a family-style lunch, served outdoors on the veranda at the picturesque Closson Chase Vineyards. Sample some of the best expressions of the county’s terroir via key varietals — pinot noir and chardonnay. After lunch, the driving tour continues into Adolphustown by means of the Glenora Ferry. Tune up your appreciation of the culinary arts with Angelo Bean, master artisanal sausage maker. Through Angelo’s salumi tasting workshop, learn his traditional methods of salumi and sausage making — one of the best-kept secrets of the county. At last we end our tour at the charming Parsons Brewing Company. Relax, unwind and revel in the company of fellow Porsche enthusiasts with a delicious local craft brew.
Hosted by Eric Wang, [email protected], 15 Porsches, $128 per person (includes wine tasting, lunch, salumi tasting workshop, beer tasting)
Registration via ClubReg is currently open
This popular driving tour is back for 2019! Explore the beautiful countryside along the southern shores of Georgian Bay. As usual, the group meets at 8:30 a.m. at a Tim Hortons just off Highway 400 in Innisfil before departing in two run groups, winding our way through the backroads of Clearview Township (motto: beautiful landscapes, friendly people). The first stop is at Edenvale Aerodrome airport where we visit the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation (http://www.classicaircraft.ca) to have a look at its classic planes. We then continue along the shores of Southern Georgian Bay to Penetanguishene for a visit to Discovery Harbour (http://www.discoveryharbour.on.ca) and enjoy lunch at the wonderful dockside restaurant at the edge of the water. After lunch, we continue on to nearby Midland and visit — back by popular demand — the Wye Marsh Conservation Centre (https://www.wyemarsh.com) where we are treated to a guided tour of the facility and a very special presentation. The drive wraps up at a nice restaurant for a drink and a bite to eat and some chat about the day’s adventure.
Hosted by Martin Hederich, [email protected], 25 Porsches, $55 per person (includes Discovery Harbour dockside lunch and entrance fees to attractions)
Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 9 p.m.