THE WAY WE WERE

johnadamBy John Adam, UCR Historian (from Provinz July 2014 page 8)

25 Years Ago

The Porsche-powered March 89P Indy car was featured on the cover and at the July Social at Downtown Fine Cars. The Rothmans-Porsche Turbo Cup series was running at Mosport. Parade was at Traverse City, Michigan, where the Adam family introduced the Porsche 944 Cabriolet to Americans—the same one now named Flitzer driven by Renate Weidner. The new 964 (Carrera 4) was introduced to Porschephiles at the University of Toronto by Hermann Burst from Weissach. Several Porsche notables attended, among the 300 guests. Alex Gandeski, Tenzin Gyalstan and David Tennyson were some of the new members. Howard Dexter had his debut as chief instructor. A DE day at Shannonville was $65. A review of a car cleaning event indicated that the green Lawnboy, now in the hands of Andy Wright, was treated to a wax job by one of our sponsors. Jack Christie wrote an item about a test that Scott Goodyear did with Audi at Hockenheim.

20 Years Ago

Parade was held at Lake Placid and the July Social was back at Downtown Fine Cars. Editor Gaunt wrote about tire air pressure while Bruce Farrow covered Classic Porsches as well as vintage racing. The first idea of a PCA race series was being introduced by Randy Smith. Rupert Bramall had a lengthy and humorous review of his trip to France.

15 Years Ago

Parade was at Mont Tremblant. Our third Club Race was coming up. Peter Buckland achieved 20 years membership. Ben Ciantar wrote at length about Ontario’s Drive Clean program. Judy Meier wrapped up the Spring Blossom Tour organized by Helmut Brosz. The tour was great fun. The annual financial report by David Langton showed an excess of revenue over expenses. As well, Provinz was profitable when membership fees were factored in. When an event ran a negative net, the loss was below $100. Erin Davis was to be our guest speaker at the Awards Banquet. Mike Acerra’s band would provide the music.

 

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