By Laurel Ward, UCR Socials Co-Chair (from Provinz April 2014, page 11)
All Photos by Michael A. Coates
Brian Donato and Rick Bye gave a very engaging presentation to 100 UCR and BMW Trillium members who attended the March Social. What an interesting and multi-layered story, filled with Porsche stories—including Brian’s beautiful 912 catching fire while he was in it, and how he drives his car with hand controls now. Members enjoyed the slide and video presentation (Brian Donato ) of their preparation for racing in the Targa Newfoundland road rally this fall.
Thank you to Rick and Brian for their inspiration in not letting hurdles get in the way of living life to its fullest potential. Both have suffered life-altering accidents and are clearly role models to admire. We look forward to seeing Rick and Brian at the track this season to fine-tune their skills, and to hearing about their race after the competition. We wish them all the best—they have over 100 new friends now cheering them on!
Members were also shown the video prepared for our submission for the PCA Region of the Year Award, filled with pictures of all of our events and accomplishments in 2013 (2013 Review). Kudos to Mike Welker, new Director of Communications, and his team for pulling together this video. The evening ended with many attendees receiving amazing raffle prizes, including posters of very special Porsche cars, kindly donated by Botho von Bose. Congratulations to Don Richardson, a new UCR member and first time social attendee who won the piece de resistance raffle prize of the evening—a free UCR Introductory Driving School! A huge thank-you to Dave Osborne, our DE Chair, who very generously donated this prize!
Mimico Cruising Club was the perfect venue for this fullhouse event. Thank you to all for attending and helping make it a very memorable evening!