JohnAdamTower2By John Adams, UCR Historian (from February Provinz, page 42)

In the middle of winter, when the wind is howling, it’s nice to think about summer and Parade. A winter’s dream? Not really—it will soon be time to book our events.

Panorama carries the registration details for Parade 2016. Remember, Parade Registration must be completed online, starting April 4th. Be ready, as there is always a limited capacity. Anyway, it’s planning time and we’ll need to arrive at Jay Peak Resort in time for the events, starting Sunday, June 19th.

If you want to join us for any part of the fun, we’d be happy to have you along for the ride. Put it on your 2016 calendar! We had a great time when it was in Michigan a few years ago because so many from UCR attended. It’s not going to be quite as convenient for us UCR members this time around, but still, it is not too bad—just a long day’s drive.

Speaking of drives, the eastern edition of PCA Tech Tactics is to be held February 27–28 at the Porsche Cars North America Training facility in Easton, PA. That’s about three hours south of Syracuse, NY, and a 700km drive from Toronto (each way). It used to be a Zone 1 weekend in Connecticut. It’s more technical and less social than it used to be, but it’s a great winter event for those who are technically inclined. See pca.org’s “Events” section for more info.

A past favourite is coming up again May 26–29, with PCA Vancouver Island Region (VIRPCA) at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, BC. We’ve had great fun with VIRPCA in past years and their event sells out in a matter of a day. If you want to explore Vancouver Island, this is a great way to do it. Booking details here: http://virpca.org/br2016 .

Canada’s biggest sports car race of the year returns to CTMP July 7–10. Though nothing is official at the moment, there should be a Porscheplatz, as usual.

When you stop and think about the benefits of belonging to PCA, you realize time after time that “it’s not just the cars, it’s the people”. So often they come to your rescue when you’re in need of help. Many throw themselves into the effort of making the club truly worthwhile for all. On the other hand, some join, stay a while and then drop out—nothing here for them. They just didn’t bother getting involved?

New people bring fresh ideas. Recycled old hands bring experience and stability. Which way is better? Your new board is on the job and we have some of each.  We’re looking forward to a great year!

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