OVER 140 CLUB MEMBERS tuned into our March 9 virtual Club Member Show-and-Tell social sponsored by Porsche Centre Oakville. It was an event loved by all that gave a look at some limited-edition Porsche models as well as allowed us to dive into our fellow club members’ in-house passion for Porsche.
Club President Stefan Walther kicked off the evening by welcoming everyone to the event and provided some club updates. He then passed the floor over to our guest host of the evening, Anthony Poole, general manager and vice-president of operations at Porsche Centre Oakville. Poole shared a rare collection of cars that the dealership keeps on-hand for use at special events such as charity drives or school events. Specifically, some of the cars presented were of extra-special importance, not only because of their beautiful Porsche essence, but because they had a Porsche-specific production number that designates a car made in a limited series, making the car even more rare and valuable. Of note, Anthony Poole showed off a Voodoo Blue six-speed 2019 991.2 Speedster, 911 R in GT Silver with green stripes, Speed Yellow 2019 GT3 RS Weissach edition, and a 911 (991) 50th Anniversary Edition in Geyser Grey. He mentioned that the Weissach edition model has a carbon-fibre hood and roof that saves an astonishing 14 pounds by not having to be painted.
Anthony Poole then passed the floor over to Bryce Green, assistant pre-owned manager, who discussed Porsche Centre Oakville’s consignment program, car values, what’s hot on the market, and also shared some tips with our members on aftermarket sales. For more information on Porsche Centre Oakville’s consignment sales, contact Bryce Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-825-4530. They are always looking for new pre-owned Porsche inventory, as well they can assist you in finding your dream Porsche.
The Porsche Centre Oakville team went on to discuss their classic restorations, track preparedness support program and motorsports program. They are restoring a 356 for the 2021 Porsche Classic Restoration Competition.
To wrap up the collection tour, Anthony Poole displayed the two race-simulation rigs that their in-house racing team uses to practice on and participate in the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge through
iRacing.com. Drivers Juliano Romagnuolo and Suellio Almeida are representing Policaro Motorsport in the eight-race series which is streamed on Facebook (search “Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada”). The race schedule is below for those wishing to tune in and cheer on our local drivers:
• Feb. 18: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve — completed
• March 4: Nürburgring — completed
• March 18: Interlagos — completed
• April 1: Suzuka — completed
• April 15: Le Mans
• April 29: Laguna Seca
• May 13: Hockenheim
• May 27: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Following the Porsche Centre Oakville presentation, the evening shifted gears as Dave Walker, Provinz editor, and Michael Pohlmann, past president, took over the social and hosted a Club-Member Show and Tell event. They identified seven specific categories, each of which Porsche Centre Oakville generously donated a prize for the winner of the category. Over 25 members came on screen and presented their prized Porsche treasures from home, new and old.
The winners of the seven Show and Tell categories were:
• Rarest Official Porsche Item: Ted Youngs with a 1:18-scale model of a Porsche 356 Number 1, 1948, the very first Porsche
• Rarest PCA or UCR Item: John Van Atter with a vintage UCR leather jacket circa 1995
• Homemade Porsche Item: Frank Di Liso with a craft of paper Porsche 911 Targa and note that says “If your Porsche breaks, let me know and I will fix it for you” made by his then nine-year-old daughter
• Signed Item With Porsche Significance:
Kevin Kurnik with a 30th Anniversary UCR hat that he got signed by famous Porsche race drivers Hurley Haywood, Danny Sullivan and Jacky Ickx at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California in 2015
• Oldest Porsche Book: Helmuth Vorkoetter with Porsche by Mike McCarthy, 1986
• Oldest Porsche Toy: Darin Kramer with a red patina 993 GT2 Hot Wheels
• Porsche Artwork: Darin Kramer with a painting done by his daughter of his dream, red GT3 RS with a special licence plate “MY GT3 RS”
Members showed off many other cool items including but not limited to handmade paintings and drawings, a cross-stitch of the Porsche crest, stained-glass Porsche crest, vintage UCR memorabilia from past club events and anniversaries, handmade drink coasters with “Porsche” engraved, hub-cap clock, sentimental artwork and photos, and so much more!
Thanks to all of our club members who participated in this Show and Tell event and to Dave Walker and Michael Pohlmann for organizing and judging the contest.
Eight new club members also tuned into the social — Frank Di Liso, Rob Duench, Ivan Ing, Jack Kraft, Mike Lalande, Jim Masterson, Dave Moore and Garry Przyklenk. Welcome to the club! Each new member will receive their official PCA UCR club pin in the mail.
Thanks to Anthony Poole and Bryce Green of Porsche Centre Oakville for taking the time to present to our club members and for providing prizes to the Show and Tell winners. We’d also like to give a special thanks to Bonar Bulger of Steak+Sizzle for helping with the professional on-site camera operation during the Porsche Centre Oakville presentation as well as Linda Frey, marketing director for the Policaro Group, for helping to coordinate the event.
Porsche Centre Oakville is very much open for business for new-car sales, pre-owned sales, parts and service, but it is best to call ahead before visiting at 905-825-4530 as you may require an appointment, depending on current provincial guidelines. All health protocols are being followed, including the sanitizing of vehicles. Test drives can occur on your own, without a sales person in the vehicle. </>