THE WAY WE WERE…

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Contributed by John Adam, UCR Historian (from Provinz April 2015 page 8)

35 Years Ago
Both Downtown Fine Cars and HJ Pfaff Motors featured the 924 in their advertising. The PCA Zone 1 DE event at Watkins Glen was $45 with dinner at $7.50. President Pateman needed $500 to cover the cost of Region incorporation, which eventually happened in 1988. One ad caught my eye: “911 Supersprint muffler and 6 chromed exhaust pipes. Looks and sounds beautiful. I am forced to sell due to uncooperative wife with oversensitive ears.”

25 Years Ago
Provinz expanded to 36 pages. Parade was to be in Monterey, CA. UCR had 596 members and grew 28 percent from the previous year. Hank Franzak joined. Our DE program was at Shannonville for five single weekdays plus an April weekend at Mosport. NNJR had a weekend event at Mosport and Mid-Ohio. One of the Shannonville days followed on the heels of NNJR at Mosport for a two-track long weekend. Howard Dexter’s Novice School was $25 and that included lunch. Porsche General Manger Fred Dubee was to attend the April Social to tell us about the new Tiptronic transmission. (Old) Phil White wrote about radar jamming–his peeve of the day.

20 Years Ago
PCNA took over Porsche distribution. Irene Orr was organizing a wine tasting with Tony Aspler as speaker. Zone 1 DE at Watkins Glen was US$160 + $20 for dinner with payment via money order—a quaint custom. Kremer Porsche Spyder K8 won at Daytona and the team stayed at the same hotel as I did. Big deal to a fan! Paul Newman drove in the race at age 70 in car #70 and his Roush Mustang won its GT1 class.

15 Years Ago
Ian John and Andy Wright were promoting a multievent weekend in Stratford. Provinz was up to 40 pages. Mosport DE weekends were $220. Fun Runs were scheduled May thru August. Barry McKee was talking about the Concours + Picnic.

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