TIRE PRIMER: You can learn a lot from looking at your tires!

By Tony Backler, UCR Member, Photos by Randy Gananathan, Provinz Editor (from July 2017 Provinz page 34) When we check out a car, we often “ooh” and “ah” over its cabin and technical features. Likewise, we may pay critical attention to the performance and complexity of its engine. But we seldom give much thought to the Read More …

UCR TECH SESSIONS: Pfaff Autoworks – Comparing New and Old 991s

By Laurance Yap, Director of Marketing, Pfaff Motors Inc. Pictures by Pfaff Autoworks (from June 2017 Provinz page 22) Pfaff Autoworks, one of Canada’s premiere collision repair centres, and Bodyshop Magazine’s 2015 Bodyshop of the Year, hosted an information session at its Vaughan facility on April 25th, 2017 for the Porsche Club of Canada – Read More …

Nunc Est Bibendum: Michelin Pilot Sport4 S Performance Report

By Randy Gananathan, Provinz Editor (from March 2017 Provinz page 22) Porsche has innovated since 1949, producing the finest sports cars that become better with every new generation while maintaining links to their past. Michelin has been doing very similar improvements to the tires that go on our ever-improving Porsches with a history dating back to Read More …

BACKFIRE: Porsche Inspection Notice

 Announcement by Porsche Cars Canada (from March 2017 PROVINZ page 9) Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., issued a press release on January 27th informing that Porsche was inspecting 16,429 vehicles around the world in the 911 Carrera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines, of which 427 are in Canada. On the affected vehicles, it is possible Read More …

How Fat is Fat, How Wide is Wide… How bad is a 934?

Story and photos by Jay Lloyds, UCR Member (from Provinz October 2016, page 24) It happened by chance. For me, it was perfect tim­ing, but “dire misery” for the owner. Owning a 930 proper is a real privilege and for some the true feelings that you really are fulfilling one’s dreams… Who that loves Porsche Read More …

Unwanted Porsches – Part II

Story and Photos by Dan Proudfoot, PCA-UCR Member (from Provinz August 2016 page 28) Before beginning any involvement with an aged, needy but still desirable Porsche, the first step must be establishing how much work and how many dollars separate eventual perfection from present condition. Otherwise you risk breaking the bank, your heart, possibly both. Read More …