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Did You Know? April 2020

I hope all of you and your families are well and practising everything thats now necessary for safety. We are experiencing unusual circumstances at this time that is affecting our daily lives like nothing before. I remain hopeful that we will end this crisis soon with everyones collective efforts over the next few weeks or months. I expected to be listening to the roar of my exhaust pipes as I was out for a drive to burn off the winter gas,… Read More »Did You Know? April 2020

Did You Know? February 2020

Well, here we are in the “Dog Days of Winter”.  If you are like me you have seen enough white stuff or if you are in Winnipeg “ brown snow “ courtesy of the city dumping sand after every snowfall. The days are getting noticeably longer and soon our cars will be coming out of hibernation and be preparing for the 2020 driving season. In that regard we are currently planning several events for us and our cars. Some exact… Read More »Did You Know? February 2020

Winter Preparation

5 tips to prepare your vintage ride for storage, by hagerty CHECK YOUR COOLANT Water expands as it freezes, and that expansion packs enough power to split engine blocks. If you run straight water in your cooling system, now is the time to drain it before you end up with an unintentional two-piece engine block. Storing with zero coolant in the system is one option, but that allows the walls of the metal surfaces to corrode and may lessen the… Read More »Winter Preparation

Did You Know? November 2019

It is that time of the year. I’ve put my car into storage, but I had to wait for the snow to melt after that mess we had at the beginning of October! I’ve also made the switch to the collector car MPI coverage when I put it into storage. I initially resisted this switch strictly on pure vanity, since I didn’t like the colours of the plates (black on yellow, going back to Manitoba’s original plate colours, for those… Read More »Did You Know? November 2019

For the love of all things Porsche

THE FAMILY’S GETTING TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND FOR THE ANNUAL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE WILLY WILLIAMSON – WILLY’S GARAGE The Red River Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in grand style on Sunday with its annual Concours d’Elegance car show taking place in the afternoon, followed by a gala dinner and awards presentation in the evening — all of which takes place at the Gates on Roblin. Although the dinner and awards presentation is a private… Read More »For the love of all things Porsche

Did You Know? September 2019

Alas, the end is neigh (at least for those of us who put our Porsches away for the winter). The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Let’s hope we have a warm and dry fall so we can get a few more days of driving before the snow flies! So far this year we’ve tried to do as much as we can to celebrate our 20th year as a Porsche club in Red River Region. We had… Read More »Did You Know? September 2019

Porsche Cars Canada – 20 years of Red River Region

On June 17, 2018, Porsche Cars Canada (Toronto) delivered a glass plaque to Red River Region PCA in recognition of our club’s 20th anniversary. The plaque states: Porsche Cars Canada congratulates PCA Red River Region on 20 years 2019 President Gord Favelle and Vice President Dennis Duncan presented the plaque to our club members at the July 3, 2019 General Membership meeting at the Gates on Roblin.

Special Collector Plate

Owners of qualifying classic cars will be able to insure them in Manitoba with a special collector plate.The program is open to cars, light trucks and motorcycles that are at least 25 years old, are valued at more than $5,000 ($4,000 for bikes), and are driven only for “Pleasure” use. The program recognizes that classic cars are generally used for only part of the year and are laid up in storage during the winter months. The premium charged will reflect… Read More »Special Collector Plate

Did You Know? June/July 2019

At last summer is officially here! I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and driving. As you probably know we have just finished our 20th anniversary drive to the Rockies Tour which was a great success (even though I’m a little biased)!We officially had 37 cars coming from many Regions on the western side of North America (Red River, BC Interior, Red Rose, Inland North West, Polar, Vancouver Island, Pacific North West, and Silver Sage). We even had one person… Read More »Did You Know? June/July 2019

Did you know? April 2019

Its now official………Spring that is. I know because on Saturday the car was uncovered and I paid my visit to my local Autopac agent and activated my insurance. Then quickly returning home the car was backed off the tire cradles onto the driveway for the first time since the snow of last fall. For those who use Visa to pay MPIC you will see a change as April will be the last month you can use a credit card. All… Read More »Did you know? April 2019