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May
27
Sun
Spring Awakening Niagara Driving Tour
May 27 all-day

Spring Awakening Niagara Driving Tour

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.

 

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

SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018

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 (http://www.classicaircraft.ca) 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 (http://www.discoveryharbour.on.ca/dh/en/Home/index.htm) 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 (https://www.wyemarsh.com) 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 29 at 9 p.m.

 

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/

Jul
13
Fri
The Land Between Driving Tour
Jul 13 all-day

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018

The Land Between Driving Tour

An exceptional route is being carefully designed that meets the needs of Porsche enthusiasts and their high-performance cars – minimal traffic and great pavement! Please join us for a great day exploring a very rural area northeast of Toronto with fabulous roads and breathtaking rugged sights you likely have never seen. The Land Between has been described by author Brian Robert as “the chaotic collision of the St. Lawrence Lowlands and Canadian Shield,” a large swath of area that runs from Georgian Bay in the west to Kingston in the east — “rolling hills, flat plains, hard rock and conifers.” Further details will be published here prior to registration opening, stay tuned!

  • Hosted by James Biggar [email protected]
  • 25 Porsches
  • Cost: $40 per person (includes lunch, tax and tip).
  • Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9 p.m.

 

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/

 

Jul
14
Sat
The Best of East Wine Country Driving Tour (PEC)
Jul 14 all-day

Best Of Wine Country Driving Tour (East Edition: Prince Edward County)

Join us for a fun and memorable adventure in Ontario’s enchanting Prince Edward County. This driving tour explores some of the best twists and turns that PEC’s country roads have to offer. First stop is the Norman Hardie Winery, where we will sample some of their critically acclaimed varietals. Next stop is Huff Estates, where we will indulge our taste buds with a special lunch, served on the winery’s scenic outdoor patio. After lunch, we can take in an art exhibition at Oeno Gallery, where Canadian contemporary artists’ creations shine.

Hosted by Eric Wang [email protected], 20 Porsches, cost $38 (includes wine tasting and special lunch)

Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9 p.m.

 

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/

Aug
18
Sat
Driving Tour To South Coast Jazz Festival (Port Dover)
Aug 18 all-day

Driving Tour To South Coast Jazz Festival (Port Dover)

Sign up early for perhaps the most interesting driving tour of the 2018 season! We currently plan to leave from either Oakville or Milton, and follow a special route over and around Hamilton Mountain and then stop for a group lunch enroute to Port Dover in Norfolk County, the home of a number of wineries. Jeremy organized a great event in 2017 which had us crisscrossing the escarpment on some exciting roads, which many of us felt was the best event we had been engaged in that year; this driving tour will encompass a number of those elements.

Port Dover is the home of the South Coast Jazz Festival, now in its fifth year and attracting top-tier jazz and blues performers over the festival weekend (starts Friday and concludes Sunday afternoon), with the main event taking place Saturday evening, the day of this driving tour. This driving tour includes a ticket for each person to the festival, which includes a reception hosted by Dini Petty, dinner and the evening performances. A special “Porsche paddock” is planned next to the main event venue, so parking at this busy festival is taken care of!

For those who wish to stay overnight, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved but be warned — the number of hotel rooms in Norfolk County is rather limited so, if you want to reserve a room, please register early and then contact John Buckingham regarding the available hotel options. In any case, the block of rooms will be released by June 1, in fairness to the demand from other festival participants. And, for those staying over, a group breakfast is being considered AND your festival ticket will give you access to any of the other performances that day.

Cost for the event is $130 per person and includes lunch and the festival events (reception, dinner, performances). For more information on the South Coast Jazz Festival, please visit http://www.southcoastjazz.com/

  • Hosted by John Buckingham and Jeremy Gunness, [email protected],
  • 25 Porsches, 225 kilometres
  • cost $130 (includes reception, dinner, music performances)

Registration via ClubReg is currently open

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/

Aug
25
Sat
The Best of West Wine Country Driving Tour (NOTL)
Aug 25 all-day

SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2018

Best Of Wine Country Driving Tour (West Edition: Niagara)

 

Enjoy a fun day touring Vineland and Niagara-On-The-Lake in your Porsche with fellow club members —  starting with Southbrook Vineyards, we visit their thoughtfully designed and LEED-certified hospitality pavilion. Through the guided wine tasting, we learn about Southbrook’s award-winning, sustainable and biodynamic viticulture practices. A picnic lunch and wine pairings are served. After lunch, stretch your legs as we take the scenic route to Vineland. Next stop is 13th Street Winery where we sample a couple of Ontario’s quintessential varietals, tour the estate, and don’t forget to treat yourself to butter tarts and other goodies from the famous 13th Bakery! For the art lovers, the gallery at 13th showcases original works by Canadian artists. Last but not the least, a pit stop at Cherry Lane for snacks and juices, before we head back home.

  • Hosted by Eric Wang [email protected]
  • 20 Porsches, cost $48 (includes wine tasting and gourmet picnic lunch)
  • Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9 p.m.

 

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/

Sep
29
Sat
Nickelball Driving Tour
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

Nickelball Bay to Shining Bay Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Tour

On Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, our Nickelball Tour takes the group North from Parry Sound across the newest and smoothest section of Highway 400, with its playful exits and on-ramps, past the historic canoe route to the west, then through the Canadian Shield for lunch in Sudbury overlooking one of the city’s 330 lakes.  After lunch, our route heads to the famous Big Nickel and then further North past the picturesque A.Y. Jackson Lookout returning for our dinner and overnight stay.   Sunday brings breakfast and takes us West across the Trans-Canada Highway to the curves and white quartzite mountains of our approach to Manitoulin Island. We’ll grab lunch and touring the largest freshwater island in the world along open and clear roads, with a stop or two along the way to shop local stores and galleries. Running back and forth on the island roads, we’ll arrive at South Baymouth where some of us will catch the return ferry while others may take the North route back through Little Current on the mainland route. All told, this event presents the most diverse, varied and unexpected landscapes in the province.

Note: Once you are registered, we will send you detailed instructions for hotel and ferry bookings.

  • Hosted by Greg Oldenburg ([email protected]) & Dennis Centis ([email protected])
  • 30 Porsches – 1,200 kilometres – endless hours of thrilling driving
  • Cost(to be confirmed)– Tour: $220 (per person), + Hotel: $140 (double occ.) + Ferry: $65 (per car).
  • Registration via ClubRegopens Sunday, August 5 at 9 p.m.

 

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/

Oct
7
Sun
Niagara Autumn Colours Driving Tour
Oct 7 all-day

HOST: Stefan Walther, [email protected]

Limits: 20

Registration Date: Sun, Aug 12, 2018

To register for UCR events including Driving Tours, please go to: https://clubregistration.net/

For the latest updates to the Driving Tours schedule, please go to: http://pcaucr.org/driving/fun-runs/fun-run-event-list/