THE WAY WE WERE . . .

JohnAdamTower2Contributed by John Adams, UCR Historian
(from March 2016 Provinz, page 7)

35 Years Ago

Membership was about 100 and the Region was talking incorporation at a cost of $500.  Participation was considered poor at 25% of membership.  Provinz reported on Dr. Ernst Furhmann’s retirement, the appointment of Peter Schutz, and the passing of Peter Gregg.  Bruce Farrow was both buying and selling parts.

30 Years Ago

Colin Black took on Provinz advertising responsibilities and helped with layout.  DE chair BruceFarrow had arranged three single days at Shannonville.

25 Years Ago

Port Credit Yacht Club was the new location for monthly Socials.  Bruce Farrow helped Marc Plouffe select a 356 Cabriolet as a desirable vehicle to purchase.  UCR had ended 1990 with 713 members and came in second for membership growth at 19.6%.  DE chair Marc Plouffe had arranged five single track dates at Mosport and Shannonville, all on Fridays, plus one Mosport  Weekend.  Cost was $75 per day.  Howard Dexter had organized a one-day pre-track training session.  In a tech feature, Mantis checked the rod bearings on the Adam’s 951 and they found excellent protection from Mobil 1, unlike the bearings on another 944 in the shop.  David Gaunt wrote a feature about his first year with a Porsche and a second about replacing your tires after five years.

20 Years Ago

Rolex 24 at Daytona was the big topic.  Doug Trott, Rick Bye, and a lot of UCR talent were at the track.  Paul Roberts hosted a Ski Day.  Andy Wright and Ian John promoted a May Multi-Event Weekend.  Super Dave Osborne went on about graduated licences.  Edwin Morrow visited Alois Ruf in Pfafenhausen and also Porsche in Stuttgart.

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