THE WAY WE WERE…

 

johnadamContributed by John Adam, UCR Historian

(from Provinz April 2014, page 8)

35 Years Ago

Provinz postage was 12 cents for one page, folded. Noteworthy news was that a Holiday Inn Parade hotel could be had for $30.10/night. The April Social at Boulevard Club included a tech quiz. There was to be a 356 restoration talk and if you had spare parts, you were to bring them along. The club had decided to charge a $10 levy and then offer reduced event prices to members who had paid their levy.

30 Years Ago

A winery tour was coming up, along with a convoy to the Zone 1 Concours d’Elegance and Swap Meet. The Social was at Gasthaus Schrader and a LeMans film was to be shown. A new logo design contest was underway. Jackie Ickx was a pictured visitor at our Downtown Fine Cars event. A “for sale” 911 included a “direct dial phone”.

25 Years Ago

My, how we had grown. Half of Canadian PCA members were in UCR. Eighteen new members that month. The precursor to Shift Into Spring was called Tire Tech and was on April 9. Guenther Mueller of Downtown Fine Cars would show the new ’89 Porsches at the Social. Provinz inserts included application forms for DE, rally and autocross. Watkins Glen DE weekend registration was $90. Provinz had loads of advertisers, probably more than 50 percent of the space.

20 Years Ago

The big activities report was all about the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Besides local racers like Rick Bye and Ludwig Heimrath, perhaps 20 UCR members were found wandering the environs. Lots of news and some pictures. Bruce Farrow addressed the factory certification of your older Porsche using the Kardex system. Clive Van Wert was going On Track, explaining all to newbies. One Greenie paid for the entire DE season with a single cheque, according to registrar, John Adam. Photo radar was all the rage.

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