Driving Tours – 2018 Events & Dates

 

Below are the confirmed events for 2018. If you haven’t been on one of these events before, click here for more information about what you can expect. As each event approaches, the hosts will provide further details to each registered member, including event logistics and meal plans. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the relevant event host.

To register for Driving Tour events, contact the host directly OR if the host has chosen Club Reg for their event, please go to www.clubregistration.net.  If you have difficulty registering, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register.

2018 Season

Many more will be added so check back often.

 


SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

Fall Rally

 
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.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2018

Pfaff Porsche GTA Urban Circuit Driving Tour

You don’t need to venture outside of the Toronto area to have an amazing Sunday drive — you just have to get out on the road early enough. Starting with coffee and refreshments at Pfaff Porsche in Vaughn, this Sunday drive strings together some of the most picturesque roads in the GTA — as well as some of its best on- and off-ramps. It’s a great way to explore the city in your Porsche, then end the day with lunch and an opportunity for socializing with fellow Porsche aficionados. For more information, please contact Diana Kwok at [email protected].

  • Hosted by Pfaff Porsche [email protected] 
  • 25 Porsches, no cost (includes refreshments)
  • Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2018

Autumn Colours Niagara Driving Tour

Enjoy the vibrant splendor of autumn in Niagara, at its very peak at this time in October, as we pilot our Porsches along the top of the escarpment, beginning just outside Hamilton and wrapping up in Queenston Heights and Old Town Niagara-On-The-Lake on the Niagara River.

Introduce your Porsche to some of the great driving roads in Niagara’s breathtaking back yard! This run features some impressive twists and turns, ups and downs, traversing the mighty Niagara escarpment as well as the surrounding area, dotted by beautiful conservation areas, snaking rivers, quaint villages and fine wineries.

Several opportunities exist to stop, chat, snap some photos and enjoy the best of Porsche and Niagara — including a relaxing stop into the Wine Lodge at Fielding Estate Winery for a sample or two, with its expansive balcony overlooking an incredible valley of vineyards.

Your eyes will delight in not only Niagara’s colourful leaves cranked up to their highest volume, but also the spectacular panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the various towns and villages tucked among the escarpment.

This driving tour wraps in style — back by popular demand from May’s Spring Awakening run — 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.

Daylight fades with each passing day, hibernation for many Porsches is just around the bend, so don’t miss this opportunity for one of 2018’s final great drives!

  • Hosted by PCA UCR Driving Tours [email protected],
  • 25 Porsches, 200 kilometres
  • Cost $55.55 per person (includes wine tasting at Fielding Estate Winery, and mini car show with wine and canapé reception at Peller Estates winery)
  • Registration via ClubReg opens Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2018

Kawartha Lakes Autumn Blaze Driving Tour

Fire up your Porsche for one of 2018’s final — and best — driving tours as we carve our way through Kawartha Lakes’ rolling hills, rugged rock and flat plains, set ablaze in all their autumn glory, via some of the smoothest and curviest highways, with a relaxing gourmet lunch stop at Stone 21 restaurant at the fabulous Pinestone Resort in Haliburton.

This extraordinary drive begins at 10 a.m. just north of Toronto, in Uxbridge, warming up with some sweeping curves and straight blasts as we head into rural lake country. We snag a quick pit stop in Bobcaygeon and then tackle some seriously fantastic highways on our way to Haliburton and a delicious lunch at Stone 21 restaurant, relaxing among Kawartha Lakes’ tremendous natural beauty, amped up by fall’s foliage and crisp clear air.

After lunch, we snake our way back towards civilization through the heart of the Kawarthas, again on some of the area’s best roads, nestled among various waterways and marshlands, scattered farms, mature woods and sprawling countryside.

To wrap up, we pop into a diner for a refreshing beverage, possibly a snack, to share some stories of the day’s great adventure before dispersing and setting off for our respective homes.

This event is an encore presentation of the summer’s popular Land Between Driving Tour, carefully designed by host James Biggar to meet the needs of Porsche enthusiasts and their high-performance cars — minimal traffic and great pavement! It has been slightly tweaked for additional fun.

It won’t be long before many Porsches are tucked away into hibernation for the cold winter, so don’t miss one of 2018’s final exciting driving tours! Limited spots. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

  • Hosted by PCA UCR Driving Tours, [email protected]
  • 25 Porsches, 300 kilometres,
  • Cost $50 per person (includes gourmet lunch at Stone 21 restaurant)
  • Registration via ClubReg is currently open

SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2018

One Last Blast Fall Muskoka Driving Tour

Fall colours at their very best can be difficult to guarantee as it depends on the weather — but what can be absolutely guaranteed is some fantastic driving on the smooth incredible roads that twist and turn through Muskoka cottage country!

This is the very last PCA UCR driving tour of the season, so don’t miss out! It will be many chilly months, with many Porsches sleeping away in hibernation, before the next outing.

Beginning with a 10 a.m. meet-up in Orillia, this driving tour follows a wonderful route that heads through tiny picturesque Bala and then on to Rosseau for a delicious buffet lunch at Crossroads restaurant overlooking the marina and lake. Afterwards, the route snakes to Bracebridge, wrapping at Sawdust City Brewing in the late afternoon.

Oct. 20 is typically past the peak of colours, but if the leaves are gone, then there are better views of the various pristine lakes and waterways.

  • Hosted by Larry Funnell [email protected]
  • 25 Porsches, 200 kilometres
  • cost $42 per person (includes full lunch buffet at Crossroads restaurant)
  • Registration via ClubReg is currently open

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