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14Volume 43, Number 10, Issue 439 • October 2019 THE JOURNAL OF 4
30 7
President’s Forum 42
Driver’s Seat
UCR Calendar 10
The Way We Were 12
New Members 13
Members’ Anniversaries 34
Track Talk
Peripheral Vision 14
2019 UCR Annual Banquet 30
Social Events 38
Pfaff Tech Session 40
Got a Great Ride? Share it!
South Coast Jazz Driving Tour 45
Trail Ride: Driving the Cabot Trail 46
It’s a Wrap! 2019 Concours d’Elegance 46
The Porschephile: Porsche or Nothing 46
Downtown Porsche Driving Tour
June Picnic Rally

UCR Board of Directors
UCR Volunteer Contacts
Tech Centres
PROVINZ Publishing Data
Ad Index
UCR Classifieds Website Link

40 UCR is on social media.
Are you? Follow us on
OCTOBER 2019 Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Cover: Photo by Facebook:
Frank Tsang. Comparing
notes at the Concours.
See P22 for the story. Twitter: Instagram:

The Journal of Upper Canada Region 3


Michael Pohlmann, President, Porsche Club of America Upper Canada Region

S eptember is a great month for our Porsches, so what better way than to have a great drive
car shows and events. On my north through the country to Cobble Beach. Next year it
usual list of events to choose would be great to see more members attend. Porsche Cars
from is the bi-annual International Canada was the title sponsor and provided breakfast and
Auto Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt lunch for UCR members who parked in the club parking
Germany, The Vintage Grand Prix area.
festival in Watkins Glen, NY, and the Our Dealer Driving Tours have become very popular.
Barrie Automotive Flea in Oro Market (I love to hunt for stuff Thank you to Downtown Porsche, Porsche Centre North
and have actually found Porsche items). Toronto and Pfaff Porsche for hosting recent tours. Due
This year we brought back our UCR Concours d’Elegance to their popularity, we have run into a number of issues
as a stand-alone event. As we had anticipated, a club the size in registration and waiting lists. Our goal is to be fair to
of UCR can easily have a stand-alone event and draw a crowd. everyone and accommodate as many members as possible to
It was held on Sunday of the Labour Day weekend, and this these great dealers’ driving tours. Kathleen Wong explains
has proven to be a popular date. This year’s Concours was a this further in her Downtown Porsche driving tour article
tremendous success, with over 120 registered Porsches. This found in this month’s issue.
surpassed our previous registration of 98 cars. Thank you to We look forward to seeing Anthony Poole and his team
all members that attended as participants or as spectators. again soon at Porsche Centre Oakville for our October
Co-Chairs Kye Wankum and David Walker organized a great 8th Social. It will be a great evening of socializing with
event and we thank them both as well as all of the volunteers, fellow UCR members, enjoying some great food and being
advertisers and our host Wundeba Restaurant. Also a big thank surrounded by beautiful Porsches. Always remember, if
you to our title sponsor Porsche Centre Oakville. It was a great you have someone who is interested in becoming a Porsche
pleasure working together with Anthony Poole (GM of Porsche owner or thinking about joining the club, bring them out
Centre Oakville and VP Operations, Policaro Group) and his to a Social. I recently met a Ferrari club member wanting to
team. Anthony is a big supporter of UCR and was on site all switch to a Porsche so I encouraged him to sign up for the
day speaking to our members. Thank you again Anthony for PCA Test Drive program. This provides the prospective new
bringing an array of beautiful cars, including a fully restored Porsche owner/club member a free six-month subscription
944 Turbo. to Porsche Panorama and a temporary account to log on to
Each year Zone 1 holds their Concours d’Elegance in a the PCA website; giving full access to the classified section.
different region within the zone. UCR has been asked to hold He will be joining me at the Social and is currently shopping
the Zone 1 Concours next year. We have discussed this at the for a Porsche. As always, please register on clubregistration.
Board and we are ready to take on the challenge. We are in net so that we can inform our host of the expected
the preliminary planning stages but we anticipate holding the attendance numbers.
event on the 2020 Labour Day weekend, based upon our past Our annual banquet is on Saturday October 26 at the
experience. The location of the event is yet to be determined but Islington Golf Club. The guest speaker is Lucas Scarfone, a
ideally may be located in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area to take professional automotive photographer and the publisher of
advantage of the proximity of the USA border, the wineries, Autostrada magazine. UCR members and their guests pay
hotels, shopping, etc. The Zone 1 Concours itinerary usually $50pp for a three-course meal plus a glass of wine, and an
involves a cocktail reception on the Friday evening, Concours entry to win exciting door prizes! We had 150+ members at
on Saturday with an awards dinner that evening. Sunday there this event during the past few years. Advanced registration
may be a rally or driving tour. We are very excited to be hosting is required at clubreg and registration closes on Friday
this event and I will share our progress as we work through the October 18.
planning. Happy Autumn everyone! October can be one of the
Although not a UCR event, the Cobble Beach Concours nicest driving months especially when it’s warm and the sun
d’Elegance, held September 14/15 , is organized and hosted by is shining onto the colourful trees. See you at a PCAUCR
our UCR member Rob McLeese. Rob and his team are very event soon!
passionate regarding this event, raising funds for charities
such as the Sunnybrook Foundation. This was the third time I
attended the Sunday Concours and every year the collection of
rare and beautiful automobiles becomes more outstanding. The
event is located just north of Owen Sound. We all love driving


UCR Board meetings are held on the 1st DRIVER’S SEAT
Tuesday of every month. Minutes are available
upon request from the UCR Secretary. Editorial by Rhonda Rose-Roberts, Editor-In-Chief

BOARD OF DIRECTORS W hat does it mean to volunteer? To many,
the word volunteer conjures up various
President images and it’s different for everyone.
Michael Pohlmann The dictionary defines a volunteer as someone
[email protected] who freely offers up their time to do something
or partake in a task. Volunteering is an altruistic
Vice-President endeavour and is usually undertaken to make
Terrence Tong something better or to get enjoyment from something generally having
[email protected] positive benefits. Each of us has particular talents and when shared,
those talents combined with others can make for a better environment
Past President and in our case, a better club. Are you someone with an obvious or
Kathleen Wong hidden talent that you’d like to share with our Porsche club?
[email protected] The PCA-UCR editorial team is looking for three more volunteers to
round us out and help to make improvements to Provinz. Going digital
Treasurer is still on our horizon and in doing so, we want to expand the team
Peter Oakes to cover various positions. We also require individuals to back up the
[email protected] existing team as our editorial team is made up of volunteers who have
full time jobs and families and are generally very busy people. Each of
Secretary us at times are required to manage our work loads and move in and out
Kim Willis of work, family and volunteer positions, sometimes juggling all three at
[email protected] once. And so, it’s with regret, that both Derek Cheung, Provinz Digital
Editor and Provinz Print Assistant Editor and Jillian Weir, Provinz
Director Assistant Editor are taking temporary leaves from Provinz to manage
Dave Walker their work loads. I too, require back up as the Editor-In-Chief and would
[email protected] like to ask you to share your talents with the team and our club.
Specifically, we’re looking for an Assistant Editor-In-Chief to help
Director with putting together the monthly publication, an Assistant Digital
Terry Cassan Editor to help launch and maintain digital Provinz and an Assistant
[email protected] Editor to manage the Editor’s email inbox. The addition of three new
people to our team will vastly help to produce a quality product and keep
Provinz fresh and alive.
If you’re willing to give some of your time each month, please contact
me at [email protected]
Your talents will be greatly appreciated by the team and you will be
part of an active and dynamic club.
Here’s hoping to hear from you soon

Director Rhonda Rose-Roberts, Editor-In-Chief, Provinz PCA UCR
Jackie Metcalfe Write to me about everything Porsche: [email protected]
[email protected]

Roger Stopford
[email protected]

Director Rhonda Rose with husband Ian Roberts, Photo by Rhonda Rose-Roberts Provinz editor 5
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Jan ’19 2 Wed Board Meeting Jul 20-21 Sat-Sun Education CTMP GP Track
8 Tue Social - Islington Golf Club - Celebration 21-28 Sun-Sun 64th Porsche Parade -
of Life, Angie Herring Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
26 Fri Muskoka Locks Driving Tour
Feb 5 Tue Board Meeting 28 Sun Autocross - Powerade Centre
9 Sat Driving Event Luncheon - Chatham (Brampton)

12 Tue Social - Downtown Porsche - Chinese Aug 1 Thu Test & Tune Day, CTMP GP Track
New Year Celebration 2-4 Sat-Sun Can-Am Challenge Club race -
16 Sat Tech Session - Mantis Racing (Oakville) 2-4 Sat-Sun Advanced Solo Lapping -
Mar 1 Fri UCR Ski Day - Osler Bluff Ski Club CTMP GP Track
3 Sat Driving Tour - Summer Cruise & Gourmet
5 Tue Board Meeting BBQ, Reif Estate Winery (Niagara)
9 Sat Winter Driving Tour - Niagara Escarpment 6 Tue Board Meeting
12 Tue Social - Porsche Centre North Toronto. 10 Sat Driving Tour - Erwin Komenda (Oakville
to Beamsville)
Speaker: Lori Schutz 13 Tue Social
23 Sat Tech Session - Braidan Tire (Markham)
Apr 2 Tue Board Meeting 17-18 Sat-Sun Driver Education CTMP GP Track
17 Sat Driving Tour - South Coast Jazz Festival,
9 Tue Social - Islington Golf Club - Speaker: Port Dover
Jim Kenzie 24 Sat Autocross - Powerade Centre
13 Sat Introductory Driving School 25 Sun Driving Tour - Downtown Porsche
CTMP Driver Development Track
Sep 1 Sun PCA UCR Concours d’Elegance,
27 Sat Introductory Driving School Wundeba, (Burlington)
CTMP Driver Development Track
3 Tue Board Meeting
28 Sat Autocross- Powerade Centre (Brampton) 11-23 Wed PCA UCR Discover Porsche And
28 Sun Shift Into Spring - UCR Open House
Germany Trip
Sun (427 Auto Collision, Etobicoke) 15 Sun Driving Tour - Porsche Centre North
28 Sun Spring Rally
May 4-5 Sat-Sun Driver Education CTMP GP Track Toronto Enthusiast Cruise
22 Sun Driving Tour - Pfaff GTA Urban Circuit
7 Tue Board Meeting 22 Sun Autocross - Powerade Centre
14 Tue Social - Speaker: Jonathan Thomson,
Porsche Cars Canada 27 Fri Instructor Day - Red Run Group -
24 Fri Driving Tour - Spring into Action Muskoka
25 Sat Driving Tour - Spring Awakening Niagara CTMP GP Track
31 Fri driven2smile and Red & Black Run 28 Sat Autocross - Powerade Centre

Groups - CTMP (Brampton)
Jun 1 Sat Driving Tour - Best Back Roads Muskoka 28-29 Sat-Sun Driver Education CTMP GP Track
Oct 1 Tue Board Meeting
1-2 Sat-Sun Driver Education CTMP GP Track
4 Tue Board Meeting 4 Fri Muskoka Fall Driving Tour
8 Sat Summer Rally 8 Tue Social - Porsche Centre Oakville
8 Sat UCR Picnic - Boyd Conservation Area 12 Sat Autumn Colours Niagara Driving Tour
19 Sat Rally
11 Tue Social and Annual Business Meeting 19-20 Sat-Sun Driver Education CTMP GP Track
15 Sat Driving Tour- Prince Edward County 26 Sat UCR Annual Banquet
Nov 5 Tue Board Meeting
Culinary Tour 6 Wed Tech Session - Pfaff Porsche, Vaughan
22 Sat Driving Tour - Southern Georgian Bay 12 Tue Social and UCR Annual Elections
23 Sun Street Survival School Dec 3 Tue Board Meeting
Jul 2 Tue Board Meeting 10 Tue Social - Pfaff Porsche, Vaughan
6-7 Sat-Sun Porscheplatz - CTMP GP Track

7 Sun Autocross - Powerade Centre (Brampton)
9 Tue Social
12 Fri Driving Tour - The Land Between
19 Fri Driver Education CTMP Driver

Development Track
19 Fri Driving Tour - Niagara Falls VIPDriver Tour

More Calendar Info at: Event Registration at:


THE WAY WE WERE... Porsche of London –
a destination where
30 Years Ago your dreams can
come true.
Harry Bytzek hosted a picnic and mini car show. Stephen
Goodbody joined. Uli Furtmair began advertising in Visit our intimate showroom
Provinz. Our Awards Banquet was threatening to repeat a where some of the finest Porsche’s
previous sell out. There was a 24-hour endurance race at are showcased. Have a coffee and
Mosport with John Band et al running an ‘86 Rothmans talk with our knowledgeable staff,
Porsche series car. The elder Phil White promoted a tech or take a test drive through the
session called Maintenance Day. The autocross review country side.
covered the Supercar Challenge, hosted by the Corvette
Club. Howard Dexter did a feature article on suspension Whether you’re purchasing,
improvements. servicing, or selling your Porsche,
we invite you into our home.
25 Years Ago
Porsche of London. The best in
Movenpick was the Awards Banquet venue. October the west.
Mosport DE weekend was $175. Ben Ciantar promoted
a mini-tech on preparing your P-car for winter. After 50 Porsche of London
years of being represented in Canada by Imperial Oil, 600 Oxford Street West
Mobil decided to do its own marketing. A few years later, London, ON N6H 1T9
Exxon and Mobil merged and guess what? Mobil products (519) 601-1322
were back in the Imperial Oil warehouse. Today, Mobil
1 is the factory fill in all Porsches. Abe Reinhartz wrote
about some Mosport Armco-rash his 928 suffered when
Chief Instructor Howard Dexter was along for the ride.
Abe blamed Howard rather than the wet track and overly
heavy throttle use. Yeah, sure.

20 Years Ago

Kye Wankum & Greg Doff bought a 2000 996 GT3R
factory race car for upcoming endurance races. Porsche
AG reported on a successful fiscal year with sales up 20%
to 43,980 units. The members of Mike Acerra’s band were
pictured – they were the entertainment at the Awards
Banquet. Paula Sellner reviewed the Watkins Glen Grand
Prix Festival.

Contributed by John Adam, UCR Historian

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NEW MEMBERS...Welcome!

Name Location Model Thanks To

John Bai Toronto 07-911 Turbo Downtown Porsche
Joanne Birch Aurora 19-718 Boxster S Downtown Porsche
Alexandra Brion Toronto 19-Cayenne Downtown Porsche
David Browne Toronto 18-911 Targa 4 Downtown Porsche
Matt Busbridge Toronto 06-911C4S James McLean
Robert Celej Toronto 19-911 Targa 4 Downtown Porsche
Salima Changpar Toronto 19-911 Turbo Downtown Porsche
Xianmin Chen Gwillimbury 18-Cayenne
John & Aliona Ciocioiu Toronto 83-911 SC Downtown Porsche
Francesco De Palma Toronto 12-911 Carrera S
Adam Doeler Toronto 18-Macan GTS Downtown Porsche
Nicholas Dykeman La Salle 06-911 Carrera S Transfer In
Joel Fenwick Toronto 19-Macan S John Tipper
Silvano Ghirardi & Jeff Marquis Niagara on the Lake 93-911 Carrera 2 Downtown Porsche
Mark & Kim Henry Campbellcroft 74-914 Downtown Porsche
Giao Dao Huy Toronto 19-Macan S Steven Noh
Nga Shi Huynh Markham 19-GT3 RS
William Janes McDougall 18-718 Boxster Tom Mills
Rodiluck & Jose Luis Jimenez Scarborough 11-911 Carrera 4S Peter Bleakney
Peter Jobling Oakville 10-Panamera 4S Downtown Porsche
David Johannesson Oakville 08-Boxster S Downtown Porsche
Jodi Kasten Toronto 19- Macan Laurel Ward
Wendy Kelley Toronto 18-Macan Goldwing Autocare
George & Voula Kiousis Toronto 19-GT3 RS Downtown Porsche
Sylvain Lavoie Ottawa 05-Boxster
Lin Lin Liu Richmond Hill 18-Macan GTS Downtown Porsche
James Ma Toronto 18-718 Boxster S
Sean Macintosh Toronto 18-Macan GTS Downtown Porsche
Scott Millar & Steen Jensen Windsor 04-911 Carrera 4S Brad Morden
Louis More Toronto 19-718 Cayman S Don Semana
Chris Morrison Dundas 18-GT3 Downtown Porsche
Kenn Mukherjee Mississauga 04-911 Ryan Coleman
Stephen Nelson Toronto 19-911 Carrera Cab
Benjamin Olaiya Toronto 04-Cayenne Turbo Gordon Ristic
Ian Parkhill Burlington 84-911 Carrera
Tony Pasquale St. Catharines 17-911 Carrera S Cab Jameel Abraham
Davor Perhot Niagara Falls 02-Boxster S
Chris Perron Richmond Hill 12-911 Carrera GTS Klaus Reif
William Russell Toronto 04-911 Carrera Cab Brian Ebbinghouse
Konrad Sauer Kitchener 81-911 SC Downtown Porsche
Roger Stanbury Waterloo 06-911 Carrera 4S Downtown Porsche
Peter Tonini Fonthill 19-GT3 RS
Don Uffen London 06-Cayman S Downtown Porsche
Zhi Xiang Wang Markham 19-Cayenne Downtown Porsche
Zhuo Wei Newmarket 19-Panamera GTS
Adam Weitner Toronto 08-911 Carrera S
Yuchao Wu Toronto 19-Panamera 4S
Tengda Yin Richmond Hill 16-Cayenne GTS



Membership Information by Mark Herring and Laurel Ward, UCR Membership

30YEARS 15YEARS 5YEARS Rhonda & Ian Roberts
Jeremy Saunders
Dennis & Donna Czosnek Scott & Bonnie Strapp Fredrick Andrew Brad & Carolyn Stewart
David Dozois Amar Varma
25YEARS 10YEARS Morgan & Leah Elliott
Martine Holjevac Primary UCR Members
Syed & Natasha Ali Harold Hynscht & Marylou Larry Kotseff
Vanderhorst Jonathan Lee & Joanna May 2664
20YEARS Terry Karaim Ian Morck
Paul & Antoinette Schurter Rino & Nancy Mostacci Total UCR Membership
Paul & Maryanne Hennig M & Christopher White Nick Nicolaou & Susan
Dennis & Carol Sakamoto Cockburn 4012
Eric & Wendy Orchard
To change your address, enjoy no-hassle renewal and ensure your Robert Rames
uninterrupted subscription to Panorama and Provinz, simply phone
Laurel Ward at (416) 278-6886 or Mark Herring at (905) 854-3332 or
email them at: [email protected]

Just like a Porsche.
I deliver a high level of performance.

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Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

1911 Avenue Road, North York
ON M5M 3Z9

O: 416-785-1500 C: 416-817-7100
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SOCIAL EVENTS Photo courtesy Porsche Cars Ltd.

U CR’s Socials are designed to warmly welcome all club members, new and existing, and to help our members get involved. Photo courtesy of Pfaff Porsche
As the saying goes, “It’s not just the cars, it’s the people!” At each Social, you can meet many like-minded Porsche owners
who are just as passionate about their cars as you are, perhaps more so! Socials generally start at 6:30pm, but some
members like to get there earlier. The Golf Club Socials usually start at 7pm. We have elegant sit-down dinners and interesting
after-dinner speakers. Please check Provinz and UCR’s website for the latest information. If you know someone who may be of
interest to our members as a speaker, please let us know. And if you have any other comments or suggestions regarding UCR’s
Socials, let us know that too. You can talk to us at an upcoming Social. Registration: UCR members and guests must register for
socials via . The cut-off for registration is 11pm on the Sunday before each event. When registering,
please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and if you are a new member or first-time Social attendee. Register early, as
the number of attendees is essential for catering purposes. Using ClubReg is quite easy, but if you’d prefer to follow step-by-step
instructions, please see: If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]

Coming Events
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Venue: Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Etobicoke
Guest Speaker: Lucas Scarfone, a professional automotive
photographer and publisher of Autostrada magazine.
6:00pm Reception & cocktail hour (cash bar)
7:00pm Three-course dinner
Advanced registration and payment is required at:
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Venue: Pfaff Porsche, 105 Four Valley Drive,
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 4V8
Taycan and alternative propulsion: For more details please
see the article on page 13. Refreshments will be served.
Advanced registration is required at:
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Venue: Pfaff Porsche, 105 Four Valley Drive,
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 4V8
Pfaff Porsche will be hosting a December Holiday
Social again for UCR members. These holiday events
are always great fun for everyone who attends. Please
see the club website for future announcements of the
planned functions at this event.
Once again, advanced registration is required at:



By Roger Stopford, UCR Dirrector, photos courtesy of Porsche

PCA UCR Pfaff Tech Session + Taycan Launch
P orsche recently unveiled two electric vehicles,
marking big steps in the age of electromobility. trained staff. The evolution of these complex, efficient,
On September 4th, the Taycan was globally and high-performance powertrains will be traced from the
simul-launched in Germany, China and Canada, with Cayenne Hybrid and Cayenne/Panamera E-Hybrid through
alternative energy production as the backdrop. A day to the 918 Spyder, the next-gen E-Hybrid system in the
earlier, the Porsche 99X electric car for the FIA Formula Panamera and the upcoming all-electric system in Taycan.
E Championship was unveiled, and whereas Taycan got a With Porsche anticipating a significant percentage of its
globally scaled traditional launch, 99X was unveiled via a volume will be electric by 2025, this will be an intriguing
“Formula E Unlocked” video game and generated 14 million look into the brand’s future.
contacts on Twitch, reflecting the diverse market being
engaged by Porsche with these new electric vehicles.

To learn more about these exciting new developments
being rolled out by Porsche, Pfaff Porsche is hosting a
tech session for UCR as detailed below. Space is limited
and early registration is advised (Registration at https://

WHEN: November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Pfaff Porsche, 105 Four Valley Drive, Vaughan,
Ontario L4K 4V8
CONTACT: Roger Stopford ([email protected])
TOPIC: Taycan and alternative propulsion.
DESCRIPTION: This tech talk will be an exploration of
Porsche alternative drive systems, given by Pfaff Porsche’s

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Sun, Twisty Roads and All That Jazz – Who Needs More?

Story by John Buckingham, photos by Jeremy Gunness, UCR Member

“E verything will be all right in the end…. and that he had the only set of walkie-talkies. However, there was
if it’s not all right, it’s not yet the end’. A line a three-way tussle that followed (who knew this was such a
from the film `The Most Exotic Marigold popular position?!) and Randy Gananathan won the role. We
Hotel’ and one of my favourite quotes. Also applicable to set off on a challenging route Jeremy had worked out, including
the period before we started this year’s tour. Twiss Road (we renamed it `Twist Road’ over lunch) and the
appropriately-named Snake Road, on our way to lunch at
Last year’s version of the driving tour was so well- Rousseau House in Ancaster.
received that we started off this year thinking bigger- a
full weekend of events for tour participants, with an Rousseau House didn’t disappoint (same as last year): a
included brunch and boat tour of the Grand River on the three-course lunch that more than satisfied everyone – the
Sunday, with musicians to accompany
us. Turned out a full weekend was Our group enjoying brunch at Schofields.
more than many participants could
commit to, so about six weeks before
the event, we reconfigured the tour so
that Saturday-only participation was the
offer (at a lower price point too!) with
a pay-as-you-go brunch option on the
Sunday. That made a difference.

On Saturday, August 17th, we met at
a Starbucks in Milton, with rain coming
down and an `iffy’ weather forecast
ahead of us. But, as my co-leader of the
tour, Jeremy Gunness liked to say, `The
weather gods were smiling on us’; five
minutes before we got in our cars, the
sky cleared and the sun came out. And
stayed like that the entire day!

One of our ever-prepared
participants, Cal Balcomb, volunteered
as `sweep’ for our 10+ car group, noting


Opposite page, top: the group outside the Starbucks, just as the sky is clearing. Above: Our cars lined up at Bonnieheath

The delicious lunch plate at Rousseau House. main Festival venue, the Community Centre in Port Dover,
where a dedicated security guard let us into the hall and
food was excellent! And a lot of smiles around the table watched our cars while we enjoyed the evening.
from the fun we had had that morning. Then back into our
cars for a scenic, and occasionally spirited, drive along the Dinner was surprisingly good – the Festival organizer,
shores of the Grand River, for a quick stop at `Timmies’ in Juliann Kuchocki, did a great job this year in picking an
Cayuga. With that behind us, we then headed to Lake Erie excellent caterer and also in assigning our group a `Festival
and drove the long road that closely hugs the lakeshore; Ambassador’ (or is it `Ambassadress’?) to ensure our group
we certainly got a good view of how high the water level is had all our needs taken care of. So pampered.
there, much like Lake Ontario has experienced this year.
The main performances included an ensemble group
We arrived at Bonnieheath Estate Winery and Lavender of five jazz musicians, with Juno Award winners Dave
Farm, just as a wedding was concluding next to the Restivo on piano and Alison Young on saxophone, and with
newly-harvested lavender fields. The owner offered us vocalists Fawn Fritzen, Alison Young (double threat) and
a wine-tasting and a short seminar on the harvesting Juliann, the Festival organizer. And, at one point, performer
and processing of lavender, as well as an introduction to Ryan Foley was tap-dancing to the music (awesome!). The
a variety of lavender products. Again, the weather gods headline performers were Tom Lavin and the Legendary
had been smiling on us, as the owner told us they had had Powder Blues Band. There’s a good reason they have been
heavy rain, ending just before we arrived, such that the performing for more than 40 years: they deliver a great
driveway had been flooded; luckily, lavender likes a sandy, show!
fast-drying soil!
A number of us re-grouped on Sunday morning for
Leaving the lavender farm, we split up as some brunch at Schofields in Port Dover. For those who like Eggs
participants wanted to check into their accommodations Benedict and variations thereto, this is the place! We invited
before the dinner and performances that evening. We met Dave Restivo and Fawn Fritzen to join us, and so they did.
up again at our roped-off `Porsche Paddock’ next to the Before we wrapped up, Juliann and her assistant stopped
by to thank us for our support. What a nice way to end our
driving tour!

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[email protected] 
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If the Cabot Trail isn’t on your 17T h e J o u r n a l o f U p p e r C a n a d a R e g i o n
bucket list it should be!

Story and photos by Shaun Simrod, UCR Member

I had planned to be in Halifax for work so we
decided to take our summer vacation on the East
Coast. The vacation was planned and I made
arrangements to ship my 911 Cab to Halifax.

Thorsons Enclosed Vehicle Transportation picked
up my car and delivered it to Halifax. The car arrived
ahead of schedule so we dropped the roof and headed
out to Peggy’s Cove for the day. Peggy’s Cove is a small
rural fishing community and site of the Peggy’s Point
Lighthouse. The large boulders that make up the
coastline are really impressive and fun to explore.

The next day we headed out to Cape Breton Island.
We decided to take the scenic route along the Eastern
Shore on our way to the Cabot Trail. The Cabot
Trail winds through stunning landscapes through
the rugged highlands of the Cape Breton Highlands
National Park.

The weather was hot and sunny and the drive was
fabulous with lots of impressive views of the Atlantic
Ocean. On our way we stopped in Guysborough and
headed to Authentic Seacoast Distillery and Brewery.

This is a bit of a funny story but we had previously The car gets a lot of attention. There’s always someone
met our host, Glynn Williams, owner of an impressive who wants to talk about the car and I’m happy to oblige.
Porsche Panamara 4 E-Hybrid Executive, at the annual The car went through many builds before I decided on
Exotic Car Show in Toronto. Glynn was at the distillery chalk with black wheels, black leather interior, red seat
the day we arrived and he took us on a tour and tasting belts of course and black sports exhaust. The interior
experience. The distillery and brewing facility produces beltline is painted in chalk to reflect Porsche’s of the
award-winning spirits and craft beers. past.

Following the East Coast hospitality we headed out to We headed towards the top of the Island and Cape
Baddeck, the entrance to Cape Breton Island. The views North eventually stopping for the night at the Silver
and the drive only got better from here. After a short Lining Inn in Cheticamp. Our drive the next day
drive we entered the Cape Breton Highlands National into the mountains was spectacular and the winding
Park. Our first stop was the Keltic Lodge in Ingonish. mountain roads were made for a Porsche. There were
We spent a couple of days relaxing and site seeing. lots of places to stop and take in the amazing scenery of


the Atlantic and Mackenzie River Valley. Along the way We stopped at the Glenora Distillery in Glenville, North
we came along a moose, a truly amazing animal to see in America’s First Single Malt Whisky Distillery. We took a
its own habitat. tour of the distillery and had some lunch before heading
to PEI.
We left the Cabot Trail and headed to Highway 19.
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Story by Kye Wankum, UCR Concours Co-Chair

The 2019 PCA-UCR Concours d’Elegance
and Show & Shine Event Report

W hew, what a day it was, and what a lead-up to it! folks started to question whether we should not maybe
So much work done by so many volunteers to postpone but I decided to stay the course and trust my
make it all come together... So many beautiful instincts, to keep the momentum going, and well, I suppose
cars covering nearly the entire Porsche model spectrum. In I just happened to luck out!
the end, it all turned out really very well and the weather
pretty much cooperated too. Blessed with just a sprinkle The many who did come out enjoyed a great day of
toward the end of the event, we got off quite lightly. Not Porsche-Cars, Porsche-Talk and Porsche-People. With
so, other areas in the Upper Canada Region, apparently the shared passion for our favourite marque, the general
causing some to decide to stay home. As the weather camaraderie, meeting up with old friends and making new
forecast worsened over the two days before the meet, some ones, enjoying the food and refreshments from our host
venue, Wundeba, all in a beautiful setting – this really was


as good as it gets in the Porsche enthusiast’s world. Many thanks to our event supporters:
My heartfelt thanks go out to all of our
Our Title Sponsor, Porsche Centre Oakville; our Premier
supporters and all of the volunteers who helped to Sponsors, JRP-Sonax, Restoration Design and The Forbes
make this event possible – Thank You!
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Photos by Graham Jardine, Provinz photographer

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2019 Turbo S Cabriolet, Winner of 2019 UCR Concours d’Elegance Class 11 – Photo by Eshel Zweig


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2019 CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE...continued from page 23. Photos by Eshel Zweig, Provinz photographer
Cooper Group; our advertising sponsors, Auguste
Automobile, Great Circle International, Just Detailed,
Ultimate Transportation Products, Roadshow Auto. Last
but not least, Porsche Cars Canada provided us with some
awesome swag for the goodie bags. Thank you!

A big thank you to our volunteers:

The cadre of judges, led by Bruce Farrow, Randy
Gananathan and Danny Kroll, including: Stefan Uriadka,
Mike Martin, Ken Pustai, Peter Hoffman, Mike Dunn, Joy
Singh, Kevin Zimic, Raffaele Sasso, Tom Kidd, Anthony
Battista, Michael Pohlmann, and Rosemary and John Q.
Adam (Score Tabulation).

And all of the helpers who worked tirelessly on
registration, goodie bags, placing cars around the field
in their respective areas, managing the general parking
for spectators and visitors, tabulating peer-judging
and people’s choice scores, and on and on, including:
David Walker, David Forbes, Anne Forbes, Toni Clyke-
Wankum, Zachary Wankum, Kim Hojo and Ariana
and Natasha, David Dozois, Richard Shepard, Chris
Ralphs, Joseph Dren, Michael Hutton, Mark Solomon,
Grace Dasberg, Wally Muraki, Frank Tsang (Photos),
Eshel Zweig (Photos), Laurel Ward and Mark Herring
(Membership), Kathleen Wong (Pre-registration and
Promotion), and Mario Marrello (Pre-registration).


Photos by Graham Jardine, Provinz photographer

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The Numbers: Photo by David Dozois, UCR Member

118 Pre-Registered Cars in 18 out of 21 classes
20 Pre-Registered No-Shows
10 Drive-Ups, with one opting for Full-Concours
108 Cars on the Concours Field in total

(the most in the last 10 years)
35 Peer-Judging Trophies awarded to

First and Second Places in 18 classes
30 The number of cars entered in

the Full-Concours
14 Full-Concours Trophies awarded to

First and Second Place entrants.
4 Special Awards Trophies Presented by our

Title and Premier Sponsors
108 Goodie Bags with special gifts from Porsche

and other sponsors, along with an Enameled
Metal Grill Badge commemorating the event
was given out to all participants.
18 The number of Classes of Porsche models
that were represented on the field;
conspicuously absent: the four-door models,
Cayenne, Panamera and Macan.
350 The estimated number of people at the event,
including entrants and spectators.

Special Awards:

People’s Choice Alex Dejonge 1952 356 Coupe Presented by JRP-Sonax
Most Original Survivor Robert Shatilla 1988 911 Presented by Restoration Design
Best 914 in Show John Thurwachter 1973 914 Presented by The Forbes Cooper Group
2001 Boxster Presented by Porsche Centre Oakville
[top trophy:]
Judges’ Choice Ian John

Photo by Eshel Zweig, Provinz photographer


Peer Judging Show & Shine Results:

1 1st Alex Dejonge 1954 356 Speedster photos will be
356 Pre-A/A 2nd Mike Martin 1958 356A Coupe made available on
2 1st Dave Tiessen 1965 356C Coupe the UCR website
356 B/C 2nd – – gallery as soon
3 1st Uttam Kalicharran 1972 911T as this issue of
911/912 – Pre- ‘74 2nd Kye Wankum 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Provinz is in the
4 1st Joseph Dren 1976 911 Coupe members’ hands;
911/912 – ‘74-’77 2nd – – these will include
5 1st Johan Carnell 1978 911 “Carrera RST” all of the photos
911 – ‘78-’83 2nd Jerry Fis 1982 930 Coupe from the awards
6 1st Sheldon Borges 1987 930 Coupe presentations.
911 – ‘84- ‘89 2nd Robert Shatilla 1988 911
7 1st Steve Bates 1990 S2
964 – ‘89 2nd Desmond Tam 1991 911 Turbo
8 1st Roy Tam 1997 911 C2
993 – ‘95- ‘98 2nd Syed Ali 1995 911
9 1st Anthony Wong 2004 GT3
996 – ‘99- ‘05 2nd (Tie) John Perfetto 2003 911 Carrera
10 2nd (Tie) John-Paul Reyes 2002 911
997 – ‘05- ‘12 1st Terrence Tong 2011 911 GTS
11 2nd (Tie) Steve Bates 2012 991.1
991 – ‘13- ‘15 2nd (Tie) Larry Kotseff 2009 911 Carrera 4S
12 1st Joeie Tsang 2019 Turbo S Cabriolet
914 2nd Peter Blake 2013 911 C4S
13 1st (Tie) John Tipper 1973 914
924/944 1st (Tie) John Thurwachter 1973 914
14 2nd David Case 1973 914
968 1st Wallace Muraki 1984 944
15 2nd Robert Prusic 1986 944
928 1st Gregory Sin 1993 968 CS
16 2nd – –
Boxster 1st Adam Henderson 1987 928
18 2nd Matt basso 1988 928 S4
Cayman 1st Dan Proudfoot 2008 Boxster S
21 2nd Joy Singh 2016 Boxster
Special Interest 1st Roy Tam 2016 GT4
2nd Gerry Cornwell 2006 Cayman S
1st Gary Turner 1972 911 ST
2nd – –

Full Concours Judged Classes:

Class 1 - All 356
First place Alex Dejonge 1952 356 Coupe
Second Place Mike Dejonge 1954 356 Speedster

Class 2 - Early cars 1965 to 1973 - 911 and 914
First Place Uttam Kalicharran 1972 911
Second Place David Stewart 1972 914

Class 3 - 1974 to 1989 - 911 SC and Carrera and 930
First Place Michael Pohlmann 1989 911
Second Place Steve Dobrenski 1988 911

Class 4 - 1989.5 to 1998 - 964 and 993
First Place Jeff Thrasher 1997 993
Second Place Desmond Tam 1991 964 turbo

Class 5 - Early Water Cooled - 924, 944 928 968 all years
First Place Gregory Sin 1993 968
Second Place Wallace Muraki 1984 944 Photo by Kye Wankum,
UCR Concours Co-Chair

Class 6 - Water cooled 911 1998 to 2004/5 - 996 and 996 turbo, Boxster
First Place Ian John 2001 Boxster S (also Judge’s Choice for event)
Second place Anthony Wong 2004 GT3

Class 7 - Race, modified, rare or special cars
First Place Johan Carnell 1978 911 special
Second Place Gary Turner 1972 911ST Tribute

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Story by Jillian Weir, Provinz Assistant Editer, photos by Nadim Abdo, UCR Member

“Porsche or Nothing” recent years when Nadim finally decided to change things
up and seek out the favoured Turbo, it was an emotional
F or UCR member, Nadim Abdo, there really is no moment for himself and his family. His children had grown
substitute. From the age of 10 living in Lebanon, up with the Carrera and they were very sad to see it go. The
Nadim has understood what makes Porsche so Carrera ended up in good hands according to Nadim but he
“unique and special.” As a boy, a family friend took the has plenty to remember it by.
young, impressionable Nadim out for a ride. From that
moment, he was infatuated and it would be “Porsches or continued on page 32...
Nothing!” from then on.

Nadim’s model preference has always been the 911.
According to him they are “built a certain way. It’s just you
and the car.” The dream of owning a Turbo was a deeply
rooted desire. However as life goes, dreams can sometime
take time to reach fruition. For a variety of reasons, the
Turbo was never quite justifiable and not quite in the

Then a sharp looking triple-black, 1987 911 Carrera Cab
came his way. He loved its classic looks. Its smell, its sound
and he was sold. He joined the UCR shortly after the
purchase and never looked back. That was 20 years ago and
Nadim admits that, he’s “…never got sick of it and every
drive was as good as the first time I took her out.”

Driven seasonal and always babied, the Carrera became
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The personalized plate originated
10 years ago when Nadim’s nephew
declared, while on a camping
trip, that he would refer to Nadim
as ‘Deemsy’ from that moment
forward. The nickname stuck and
in December 2016, the Carrera
was selected as one of Panorama’s
Pictures of the Month. The image
(seen here), hangs as a 4x3 poster on
his wall at home.
Nadim’s commitment to the
Carrera however, goes even further.
tesNNtea. adrimthgeoetnadtoaftthoios ownership,
as a of the model on

his bicep. An admittedly permanent
and lifetime commitment to the
brand he loves.
The search for the Turbo began
in earnest a year before he found the
model he ended up falling in love
with. He was seeking an all stock,
6-speed, non-modified 996 turbo
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want anything that had been, in his words, “abused or With ownership of the Turbo achieved, Nadim assures
altered.” He found his 2002 996 Turbo at a dealer in Ohio. me that no, this will hopefully not be his last Porsche.
“It’s a beauty” he told me with pride. He says he enjoys the While he’s made some lifetime commitments to his
amazing torque it offers, its stability and 959 side profile. vehicles and Porsche brand, something new might be in his
As he describes it, he “…goes for a drive and when I come future. Five to 10 years in his future, that is!
back. I’m buzzing for hours.”

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TRACKTALK 132 Photo by Kathleen Wong, UCR Past President, 2017-2018

By Dave Osborne, UCR Track Chairman
W hile I often talk about
upcoming events and assuring your safety by checking the next flag stand, is
provide information all for a single goal. The goal is to get through the next
corner as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. No
helpful to the “trackies” amongst sooner is one corner complete than the next presents
us, it occurred to me that itself as your new single challenge.
performance driving itself is a It’s that single focus that results in mental cleansing.
huge benefit to our members. You don’t have the time or the capacity to think about
Studies have shown that those individuals who have the kids going back to school, inventory problems at
something to look forward to are generally happier and work or the latest political outrage. It’s just time alone
healthier than their counterparts. Of all the things we can with your favorite car and a series of corners. Your only
look forward to, the ones that create a single focus are the competition is your previous performance and physics.
best. Sure you can take up golfing, but you can also golf We help you with the physics and you supply the
with business associates, customers and neighbors. They performance. So when you return from your weekend
can all be a distraction from your single minded focus. of advanced driving, you return physically tired
Not so in motorsports. but completely mentally refreshed. It’s like a mental
It’s easy to make friends in UCR. You are surrounded by vacation with just a Porsche as company.
individuals who attend our events to work on their driving If I was Doctor Dave this is what I would recommend;
skills. There is paddock time and there is track time. The I would recommend that if you have one of these
social interaction during paddock time allows you to share track capable cars, that you come out and enjoy it. I
information and enjoy other diverse people’s company. recommend that you have six events to look forward to
Track time however is yours. From the moment you leave each season and the whole winter to look forward to the
the staging area your single focus is the next corner. next season. I recommend that you clear your mind and
Everything you do, from positioning your car correctly to only concentrate on the next corner. You will be happier,


healthier and you’ll be a lot nicer to be around for those performance product into a market brimming with
who don’t participate. Use that as a selling point with ho-hum grocery getters is brilliant. They will leave the
your loved ones! Everyone needs something in life that electric daily drivers to the Volkswagen division and
belongs to them. The Driver Education Program is yours, focus on what they do best. Make driving your own car a
enjoy it. lot of fun!

The new Taycan has been released and the world has Just a quick reminder that our Oktoberfest event is the
gotten its first look at what Porsche can contribute to final DE for the 2019 season. As in past years we will be
the electric car world. As expected, it’s exceptional. Not having a Saturday evening dinner in the CTMP banquet
only is it fast, but it has extended range, beautiful to look centre. It’s a great opportunity to dine with everyone
at and costs more than a small house. One of the many you shared the season with. Good people sharing good
things Porsche got right was that they didn’t make the food and telling great stories. We even provide a piano
name sound electronic. They didn’t name it E-this or player so you don’t have to listen to everyone chew! I
I-that, like so many electric car brands. You remember hope everyone comes out and shares the final event of the
you’re driving an electric car every time you step on the season with us, so we can thank you for your support.
throttle, so it doesn’t need to be written on the trunk.
The car is exceptional in every way. It’s not designed to
compete with the Tesla market in production numbers,
yet due to the Porsche dealer support network, it will
be easier to service and repair than any of the Musk
creations. It seems to me that the Tesla engineers are so
focused on producing a self driving car that they forgot
to focus on making a great driving car. Sure the Tesla
is fast from zero to sixty mph but any electric car can
produce loads of torque on demand. Porsche has spent
their huge development budget on producing a real
driver’s electric car rather than a driverless one. That’s
something you might expect from a luxury sports car
company whose owners want to drive their cars, not take
a nap in one.

I think Porsche has introduced the right car at the
right time. Their decision to design an exceptional

Because not everyone drives like you do.

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A great drive on a picture-perfect day

Story by Kathleen Wong, Past President 2017-2018, photos by Frank Tsang, UCR Member

Downtown Porsche hosted an inaugural driving any vehicles separated from the group. Stefan gave the route
tour and a buffet lunch for our members instructions sheet, which included turn-by-turn directions
on Sunday August 25. I would like to take with kilometres, to every driver and asked all drivers to zero
this opportunity to thank Derek Chen (Marketing the odometer. He also told us to input the two addresses
Manager) and Hollie Leong (Marketing Coordinator) of (stop by and lunch destination) into the GPS. He finished
Downtown Porsche and Stefan Walther (UCR Director, the meeting by reminding us that we are all responsible for
Driving Tour Chair, Social Media Chair and Insurance maintaining PCA’s excellent history of safe driving tours.
Chair) for organizing this event, and Frank Tsang (UCR
volunteer) for taking pictures. Tour Route
The driving route was approximately 60km from
We had 26 Porsches and 55 members (including Downtown Porsche to the lunch destination at the Scarboro
several children) gathered at Downtown Porsche at Golf & Country Club. We stopped by the Bluffer’s Park to
9:30am. All participants checked in at the registration take some pictures. Then we drove past the Toronto Zoo
desk and signed the PCA liability waivers. All PCA before we arrived at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club at
“moving car events” require an event insurance about 12:15pm. We were ahead of our schedule for our 1:00pm
certificate (listing the date of the event, and the start and lunch reservation. It was such a picture-perfect day with
end points for the event) in place and all participants
(drivers and passengers) must sign the PCA
“Release and Waiver of Liability” form (aka
waivers). Parents also sign minor waivers on
behalf of their children. Participants then
enjoyed the pastries, fresh fruit and coffee
prepared by Downtown Porsche.

Mandatory Safety Meeting
At 10:00am, Stefan Walther conducted the
safety meeting. He emphasized driving tours
are not competitive or high-speed driving
events, and each driver is responsible for
operating the vehicle safely and obeying speed
limits and traffic laws. No passing is allowed
during the driving tour. Stefan was the group
leader, so he set the pace for the group; and I
was the sweeper at the tail of the group and
my job was to assist any tour vehicle that
pulled over and advise the group leader if


temperatures at approximately 25 degrees C by noon.
We spent some time admiring all the 26 Porsches in the
parking lot, mingling with each other and then Frank took
a group picture of the driving tour participants.

Latest News at Downtown Porsche Peller Estates winery), it’s already 50% full.
Derek Chen welcomed our group before the buffet lunch. Porsche Dealers Host Driving Tours for UCR Members
He mentioned that Downtown Porsche is completing a In 2018, Pfaff Porsche was the only dealer that hosted a
major renovation project, which will transform the space
into a state-of-the-art, customer centric Porsche experience driving tour for our members, and we noticed there was a
in Canada. He encouraged us to drop by the dealership to long waiting list. In order to accommodate more members,
check out the newly renovated showroom and the eighth Stefan Walther approached several Porsche dealers in
generation Porsche 911 - the 2020 model 992 which is early 2019. Both Downtown Porsche and Porsche Centre
launching in mid-September. Derek also mentioned that North Toronto kindly agreed to host driving tours for our
Downtown Porsche will continue to give a free first-year members this year. In early August, we noticed we still
Porsche Club of America – Upper Canada Region (“UCR”) had very long waiting lists for the three driving tours to be
membership to every customer who buys a car from them. hosted by Downtown Porsche, Pfaff Porsche and Porsche
I reminded our group that Downtown Porsche has been Centre North Toronto. This was our oversight because we
a major supporter of our membership growth by giving free had some enthusiastic members who signed up for more
UCR memberships to customers since 2011. This makes us than one dealer’s driving tour. The Board discussed and
the largest region among 145 regions at the Porsche Club decided to limit members (including all executives, except
of America. We currently have ~2,700 primary members the Driving Tour Chair) to register for only one dealer’s
(those who own one or more Porsches). Including the driving tour. This allows us to accommodate as many
family or affiliated members, we have more than 4,000 members as possible to the dealers’ driving tours. When
members. At this driving tour, 30% of the participants we notified our driving tour registrants about the issue,
joined UCR since the beginning of 2019 and I already saw many of you responded by cancelling the dealers’ driving
a few familiar faces at several UCR events during the past tours and keeping only one. We really appreciate your
few months. understanding and we will ensure to give advance notice for
UCR Driving Tours are Highly Sought-After Events 2020 dealers’ driving tours. Please stay tuned!
Stefan Walther has been organizing or overseeing 13
driving tours so far in 2019 (and 18 driving tours since he
became Driving Tour Chair in 2018). Our driving tours
are always in such high demand that they get sold out
very quickly. For instance, within the first two hours after
the registration opened for Saturday October 12 Niagara
Autumn Driving Tours (25 Porsches, 200km, cost $79 per
person includes wine tasting at Fielding Estate Winery, and
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A super way to get to a picnic!

Story and photos by Sajjad Butt, UCR Rally Master sights were included. She likes scenic sights, while I like
to get the cars swiftly out into the countryside, taking the
R ally days are always exciting for me, but when it most interesting city roads. Ensuring there’s sufficient
is sunny and the temperature is perfect, I have mixture of hills, curves and straight road driving adds
noticed energy levels hit highs. On June 8th, it technical variety for the driver. Incorporating all these
was the balmiest of days and optimum for the UCR- criteria can be tricky and many times we debate on what
PCA annual picnic and rally. Out of the 18 entrants, 13 the participants will enjoy the most.
showed up at Coffee Culture, in Mississauga. Each rally’s
colour pallet varies, sometimes subdued colours and Rally participants went through three checkpoints,
other times it’s like opening a smarties box. This year answered two questions about their surroundings and
the rally participants brought their red ones out! There were able to see the Caledon Hills badlands, many scenic
were many new faces and young budding ‘ralliers’ with views along the Credit River watershed area and late
their parents. After a lively briefing, drivers lined up spring greenery in the Forks of the Credit. While enjoying
their Porsches and left the starting line one minute apart. these aspects, they followed the rally route instructions,
Unbelievably, in that one minute before I hand out the with no-one getting lost and everyone finishing in very
rally sheets, there’s room for conversation, questions and good time. In fact, the first five finishers were only one
car revs. point apart from each other as they drove into Boyd
Conservation Park, the last checkpoint, to enjoy the
When planning this rally, the Mrs. and I spent many
days driving to ensure that the best roads with wonderful Annual Picnic.
Car No. 1, driven by Steve

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by Sengdeaune Phanthavong
was the first to leave. This
being their first rally, they lost
most points on the first leg.
The rest of their performance
was almost perfect, and they
finished first with only 9
points lost.

In second place, with 10
points lost, was Car No. 9
driven by Joy Singh and
navigated by Laura Zwier.
Car No. 3, with Minesh and
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By John Adam, Past President and UCR Historian

J ust back from France and some winter works or perhaps just an oil change before
Switzerland, we are setting hibernation sets in.
out for the Mediterranean
area next month. Retirement can Might as well give some thought to the 2020 Parade
be very busy! in California. It is a long way from Mississauga. When
visiting the far-away Parades, the organizers have always
Upcoming is the UCR election. planned area visits which proved to be very enjoyable. We
It’s time that you checked the would never have had these opportunities otherwise. For
slate which has been put forward for your consideration. example, one such visit was a tour of the Penske racing
We have some very strong candidates and we need your shop with tour guide Tim Cindrick, General Manager.
help to create the 2020 executive line up as well as adding How about the Brumos private museum with guide
event chairs. Hurley Haywood?
On October 26, we will host our Awards Banquet
recognizing 43 years of UCR existence. It will be a major Yes, June 21-28 is still way off in the future but there is
celebration of what we have become–the largest Region in nothing to prevent you from planning ahead if you feel so
PCA! This is no fluke. A lot of caring people put a lot of inclined. Watch Pano for registration details.
work into achieving our many successes.
The mind tends to wander at this time of year. October Also, continuing in 2020 will be the PCA Treffen series,
is chancy for DE events. But there is always NNJR at VIR, started a few years ago across the U.S. It has come to
if you want to take a 1,200 km drive. Well, maybe. Or not. Canada too. If you have a mind to visit Vancouver Island
The weather could be cold or even snowy. Winter works in 2020, check out the late May weekend event at Ucluelet
projects need to get done and the P-car is always due for and Tofino sponsored by Vancouver Island Region.
Online registration will likely be in February and it is sure
to sell out in a single day!


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VOLUNTEERS Driver Education Tech Open House Cayenne Special
Adam Holland Mark Solomon Interest Group
Advertising / Sponsorship [email protected] Co-Chair Stefan Uriadka
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Appraisals 1066 Gardiners Rd. 416-236-7852 [email protected]
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Club Racing Mississauga, ON L5N 2B8 [email protected]
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ClubRegistration John Adam [email protected]
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416 278-6886 Special Interest Group [email protected]
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905 854-3332 Social Media Editor
driven2smile 2091 Cameron Dr. RR#1 914 Special Interest Group [email protected]
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Downtown Porsche Georgian Bay Motors Auguste Automobile Service
68 Parliament St., Toronto, ON M5A 0B2 Springmount Business Park, 113 Cushman Rd., Unit #24,
416 603-9988 Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N7 St. Catharines, ON L2M 6S9
519 371-9600 [email protected] 905 682-4242 [email protected]
G-Tek Automotive
26 Cranfield Rd., Toronto, ON M4B 3H1 Hockley Autosport Auto Evolution
416 755-7884 [email protected] 8981 Hockley Rd. RR#1, Palgrave, ON L0N 1P0 1149 Speers Rd, Unit #3, Oakville, ON L6L 2X5
905 729-2971 [email protected] 905-842-8200 [email protected]
HPCARS Service
1890 Lawrence Ave E., Keltech Performance Furtmair Auto Services Inc.
Scarborough, ON M1R 2Y5. 60 Bullock Drive, Unit #2, Markham, ON L3P 3P2 51 Bridge St.E., Kitchener, ON N2K 1J7
416 752-7280  [email protected] 905 472-9688 [email protected] 519 576-9972 [email protected]

Import Auto Service Pfaff Porsche German Autotech Inc
12 B Jutland Rd., Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2J9 105 Four Valley Drive,Concord, ON L4K 4V8 621 Colby Dr, Unit#1, Waterloo, ON N2V 1B4
647 427-4556 905 851-0852 519 880-0227 [email protected]

Jay Lloyds Klassix Pfaff Tuning J.B. Hunter Motorsports
1711 Mattawa Ave., Mississauga, ON L4X 1K5
1195 Meyerside Dr, Unit #7, 33 Autopark Circle, Woodbridge, ON L4L 8R1 905 272-5137 [email protected]

Mississauga, ON 647 990-0959 phone: 905 907-1001 Mantis Automotive
1029 Speers Rd., Units #5 and 6,
[email protected] Speedstar Oakville, ON L6L 2X5
905 844-6219 [email protected]
MVS Motors Ltd 185 Bullock Dr, Unit #8. Markham, ON L3P 7R4
Porsche Centre Oakville
1520 Warden Avenue,Toronto, ON M1R 2S8 905 294-3442 [email protected] 2250 South Service Rd., West,
Oakville, ON L6L 5N1
416 412-3777 [email protected] Sports Car Boutique 905-825-4530 [email protected]

Refined Motorsports 31 Torbarrie Road, Toronto, ON, M3L 1G5 Porsche of London
600 Oxford St. West, London, ON N6H 1T9
2773 Dufferin St. Toronto, ON M6B 3R6 Tel. (416) 398-0909 519 601-1322 [email protected]

416 248-9777 The Garage Rayzer Automotive
4000 North Talbot Rd. Unit #5,
NORTH 25 Hart Dr., Unit #2, Barrie, ON L4N 5R8 Oldcastle Ont, N0R 1L0,
Alex McIntyre and Associates 705 790-3733 [email protected] 519-737-9999 [email protected]

PO Box 517, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3J5 EAST RSP Motorsports
705 567-3266 15 Springfield Way, Komoka, ON N0L 1R0
Blaszak Precision Motorsports 519 474-7700 [email protected]

Auto Select 4835 Holmes Rd., Inverary, ON K0H 1X0 Tatra Motor Sport
100 Bessemer Rd., Unit #2, London, ON N6E 1R2
1228 Gorham St., Units #8 and 9, 613 353-7012 [email protected] 519 870-9642 [email protected]

Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Z1 Braidan Tire Zorotech Inc.
905 853-0442 [email protected] 339 Fruitland Rd., Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5M8
9399 Markham Road, Markham, ON L3P 3J3 905 643-5538 [email protected]

Bestline Autotech 905 209-7979 [email protected] RENNSPORT AND US

40 Doughton Rd., Unit #3, Concorde, Competition Motors Athol Motor Car
ON L4K 1R2 184 Reading St., Buffalo, NY 14220
203 Sunningdale Drive, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 716 824-2276 [email protected]
905 482-3955 [email protected] 613 967-1481 [email protected]
Auto Import
Daytona Auto Centre Harmony Road Porsche Parts 1777 Woodward Drive, Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9
5309 Highway 7, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1T4 and Service 613 226-7902 [email protected]
905 264-9982
3217 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa, ON L1H 0K7 Mark Motors
611 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON K1K 0T8
D & R Enterprises  905 655-5644 [email protected] 613 749-4275
[email protected]
1243 Derland Rd., Callander, ON P0H 1H0 Lee’s Autoworks Ltd.
705 752-4808 [email protected] 712 Wilson Rd. S., Unit #13, Tapp Auto
39 Cleopatra Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 0B6
EU Autowerks Oshawa ON L1H 8R3 613 225-8780 [email protected]

681 Chrislea Rd., Woodbridge, ON L4L 8A3 905 240-8820 [email protected]

905 850-7600 [email protected] Madeley Automotive & Diagnostic Service

Exurocar Elegant Automobiles 1736 Bath Rd., Kingston, ON K7M 4Y1

4296 Carlyon Line, Orillia, ON L3V 0W8 613 634-0306 [email protected]

705 327-8672 [email protected] RoadShow Automotive Appraisals

Fiorano Racing 118 Woodview Dr, Pickering, ON L1V 1L2

171 Fenmar Dr., North York, ON M9L 1M7 905 391-6917 [email protected]

416 742-3713 ext 242 Response Engineering
[email protected] 12051 Ashburn Rd., Port Perry, ON L9L 1Z9

Greenlink Auto 416 526-3487 [email protected]

23 Harlech Court, Thornhill, ON L3T 6L5

905 707-1921 [email protected]

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Volume 43, Number 10, Issue 439 • October 2019 ADVERTISER
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427 Auto Collision..................................... 34
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & PORSCHEPHILE EDITOR Auguste Lecourt ....................................... 39
Rhonda Rose-Roberts Bergmanis, Preyra .................................... 37
[email protected] Braidan Motorsport ................................. 48
Bruce Farrow Licensed Appraiser ................ 15
ASSISTANT EDITOR & DIGITAL PROVINZ EDITOR Dent Doctor ............................................ 44
Derek Cheung Downtown Porsche ................................. 43
[email protected] Doxa Detailing ........................................ 41
Furtmair Auto Services Inc. ...................... 9
ASSISTANT EDITOR Garage Living ........................................ 2
Jillian Weir Jeffrey Wagman ....................................... 9
JRP/OZ Wheels........................................ 18
PROOFING EDITORS Keltech ................................................... 41
Gerry Cornwell, Jay Armstrong, Larry Kotseff, Ted Youngs MantisSport ............................................ 31
Mount Pleasant Group ............................ 44
SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Pfaff Autoworks ........................................ 20
Stefan Walther Pfaff Porsche .......................................... 21
Porsche Centre North Toronto .................. 11
SUBMISSIONS EDITOR Porsche Centre Oakville .......................... 47
Garth Stiebel Porsche of London ................................. 7
[email protected] Restoration Design .................................... 35
SportsCarBoutique .................................... 31
TECHNICAL ADVISOR SRT Carriers ............................................ 42
Professor Thomas Brown, Technical Proofing & Validation The Auto Loft Inc. ..................................... 32
Track Day Insurance ................................. 33
PROVINZ PHOTOGRAPHERS WeatherTech .......................................... 19
Elliot Alder, Eshel Zweig, Graham Jardine, Wolfgang “Sonny” Lott Whale Tail ............................................... 37
Zorotech .................................................. 36
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