Niagara Winter Driving Tour (Formerly Called Fun Run)
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • 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)




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.

IDS – April 14, 2018 @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Apr 14 all-day

Introductory Driving School

Please see Driver Education for more information.

UCR Spring Rally @ The Meadowvale Club
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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:        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.

DE Spring Fling – May 2018 @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Driver Education

Spring Fling Event

Please see for more information and how to register

Spring into Action Muskoka Driving Tour
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.



Spring Awakening Niagara Driving Tour
May 19 all-day

HOST: Stefan Walther, [email protected]

Limits: 20

Registration Date: Sun, Mar 25, 2018

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Street Survival School @ Brampton Powerade Centre
May 27 all-day
Driven-2-Smile and Solo Lapping @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Jun 1 all-day

Event Details: UCR’s red and black run group drivers are invited to participate in one of the most rewarding days of UCR’s Track Season. As an advanced driver, in the morning, you’ll offer laps around the racetrack to families dealing with “life challenges” – for people of ALL ages with medical, physical, cognitive, sensory and/or social-emotional considerations, and their supporters. UCR members, along with their families and friends, are also invited to share in this exceptional experience – as volunteers or just to enjoy and experience the day. Invite your family and friends! After lunch, red and black group drivers will do some solo lapping and advanced training.

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].

DE Event – June 2018 @ Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Please see for more information and how to register

Southern Georgian Bay Driving Tour
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Southern Georgian Bay Driving Tour

We will meet as usual at 0800 at the Tim Hortons in Thornton (intersection of Innisfil Beach Rd and Hwy 27).  After the sign-in and briefing, we will leave in two groups, winding our way through the backroads of Clearview Township (motto: beautiful landscapes – friendly people).  Our first stop will be the Edenvale Airport, where we will visit the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation ( to have a look at their classic planes.  We will then continue along the shores of Southern Georgian Bay to Penetanguishene, where we will visit historic Discovery Harbour ( and have lunch in their beautiful dockside restaurant at the edge of the water.  After lunch, we will continue to travel to Midland and visit the Wye Marsh Conservation Centre ( where we will be treated to a guided tour of the facility.  We will cap off our travels with a drive to Martin’s farm in Angus, where we will arrive around 1700 for a scrumptious BBQ, concluding our program for the day.

  • Hosted by Martin Hederich(email: [email protected])
  • 30 Porsches, 200 kilometres, 3½ hours total drive time, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost $65/person(includes admissions to venues, 3 course lunch, evening BBQ)
  • Registration via ClubRegopens Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m.


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