Infolettre avril 2018 | April 2018 Newsletter

PDF
RSR_Web_site_banner_logo_35th_anniversary_Full_width_Ver_2
Accueil RSR Info CCA Calendrier Social Médiatèque Les Annonces

 Click here for english version

Comme plusieurs d’entre vous, j’apprécie les paysages féériques d’hiver mais lorsque je vois pointer le printemps mes pensées sont tournées vers ma Porsche qui s’apprête à quitter sa période d’hibernation. Pourtant à en juger par la neige qui tombe devant ma fenêtre, je dois me résigner à patienter encore un peu.

Heureusement ça ne sera pas long et pour garder un bon moral, voici un aperçu de ce que l’équipe Rennsport a préparé pour la saison 2018.  Il y a de nombreux événements qui son déjà prêts et organisés, tandis que d’autres sont à l’étape de la planification.  Une chose est sûre, ce sera une grande saison qui démarre à toute vitesse !

Soupers mensuels

N’oubliez pas les soupers mensuels, le lieu de rencontre de la communauté Rennsport. C’est l’occasion unique de créer de nouveaux liens et d’échanger avec nos amis porschistes. Les soupers ont lieu le premier mardi de chaque mois à Ottawa et le second mardi à Montréal. Allez visiter notre page Facebook et le site du site web du club pour plus de détails.

Balades à Ottawa

Les dates des balades en voiture à Ottawa ont toutes déjà été fixées. Les dates sont disponibles sur notre site web et la page Facebook.

Planification des balades à Montréal
31 mars - 10h30

De nombreuses balades pour la région de Montréal sont en cours de planification. Nous organisons une session de remue-méninges pour les gens intéressés par ces événements; que ce soit en tant que participant ou si vous voulez vous impliquer à la planification des événements. Alors venez en grand nombre à notre brunch de remue-méninge le 31 mars au Barbies Resto Bar Grill (7850 boulevard Taschereau à Brossard). Si vous désirez vous joindre à nous, veuillez contacter Marc Gentile au : mtl.social@rennsport.ca.

Dates d’événements de conduite avancée pour 2018

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes. Tous les événements sont disponibles sur Clubregistration.net

Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant

21-22 mai : Lun-Mar
18-19 juin : Lun-Mar
23-24 juillet : Lun-Mar
24-25-26 août : Ven-Sam-Dim
17-18 septembre : Lun-Mar

Calabogie Motorsport Park

01-02 octobre

Autres événements PCA
Zone 1 les 48hrs à Watkins Glen

18-19-20 mai

Les inscriptions débutent le 1er avril sur le site clubregistration.net.

Écoles théoriques de Montréal et Ottawa

Toutes les personnes intéressées à participer aux cours théoriques de conduite sont les bienvenues et la participation est gratuite.  Le cours s’adresse aux novices c’est -à-dire les personnes qui sont désireuses de conduire leur Porsche sur une piste ainsi que celles qui planifient d’assister à leur premier événement de conduite avancée (DE). Le cours théorique n’est pas obligatoire pour les pilotes intéressés à participer à un événement de conduite avancée sur piste. Par contre, nous avons un nombre limité de places dans le groupe des verts (novices) pour tous les événements. Si plus de pilotes désirent participer qu’il n’y a de places disponibles nous donneront la priorité à ceux qui auront suivi le cours théorique.

Le cours théorique couvrira des sujets tels que s’asseoir correctement dans votre voiture et ajuster les miroirs pour éliminer l’angle mort. Cette session pour les « novices » offrira aussi toute l’information dont vous aurez besoin à votre premier événement sur piste. Des questions comme : comment se déroule une journée et que dois-je faire avant un événement seront abordées durant la première partie de la session d’information. Si vous désirez participer, veuillez confirmer votre présence à president@rennsport.ca. En confirmant votre présence nous nous assurons d’avoir assez de matériel pour tous les participants.

Si des pilotes intermédiaires et avancés désirent participer, nous vous conseillons d’arriver tôt pour que vous puissiez partager vos expériences de conduite avancée avant les novices. Encore une fois, si vous désirez participer, veuillez confirmer par courriel.

 École théorique de Montréal

Le cours théorique de la région de Montréal aura lieu le samedi 14 avril dans les bureaux de Porsche Prestige (3535 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N5) à 9h 30.

École théorique d’Ottawa

Le cours théorique de la région d’Ottawa aura également lieu le 14 avril dans les bureaux du Synergy Data Centers (2100 Thurston Drive, Unit 17, Ottawa, ON K1G 4K8). Marc Bélanger et Eric Gutkecht seront les instructeurs de l’événement qui débutera à 9h 30 et se terminera aux alentours de 12h 30.

L’école de conduite sur piste

N’oubliez pas d’ajouter le 28 avril à votre calendrier pour la journée de conduite sur piste. Comme nous l’avons fait par les années passées, l’événement aura lieu à l’Autodrome St-Eustache. La session du matin consistera à une série d’exercices afin d’aider les pilotes à peaufiner le contrôle de leur véhicule, la session d’après-midi consistera à effectuer des tours de piste avec un instructeur à bord pour aider et améliorer les techniques de pilotage.

Le coût de participation de l’événement sont de 125$ et incluent un repas. La journée débute à 8h 30 et se termine à 16h 00. L’enregistrement se fait sur le site web www.clubregistration.net. Cet événement est ouvert à tous et n’est pas limité uniquement aux membres du club ni aux propriétaires de Porsche. Pour toute question, veuillez envoyer un courriel à : president@rennsport.ca.

Matinée Technique chez  WeTune

La saison de piste arrive à grands pas. Il est temps de commencer vos préparatifs qui devraient inclure une inspection technique, après un bon nettoyage de votre véhicule bien sûr. Pour souligner l'importance des inspections techniques, Rennsport en collaboration avec WeTune organise une journée technique le samedi 21 avril.

Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre en avant-midi pour une séance technique instructive où Andrew Grubb de WeTune, nous guidera à travers une inspection technique approfondie. Il nous montrera comment les contrôles individuels de l’inspection devraient être exécutés ainsi que le raisonnement derrière ceux-ci.  Il nous expliquera également le rôle des composantes de la suspension ainsi que leurs interactions. Ce sera une session interactive donc, nous vous encourageons à poser des questions.

Cette année, nous avons aussi une session avancée en après-midi. Andrew nous guidera à travers le processus des ajustements d’une suspension et les impacts sur les différents changements de ses composantes. La session d’après-midi débute à 13h 00 et se termine à 14h 30.

Cet évènement est une excellente opportunité pour voir des belles voitures qui se font préparer pour la saison et discuter avec vos amis de Rennsport. Les places sont limitées aux premières 40 personnes, veuillez RSVP avant le 14 avril au mtl.social@rennsport.ca.  

Cafés et beignes seront servis à compter de 9h 00 et la session du matin se termine à midi. 

WeTune, 1900 Norman Road, Lachine, QC H8S 1A9

Session technique présenté par Touchette Mortorsports
17 avril

Touchette Motorsports a le plaisir d’annoncer la tenue prochaine d’une rencontre qui se déroulera le 17 avril prochain au Circuit ICAR.

Cette soirée a pour but de permettre les échanges et la présentation d’une courte conférence d’Orazio Mastracchio, responsable des pneus de compétition Pirelli pour l’Amérique du Nord. Ainsi les professionnels du secteur et les passionnés de conduite sur circuit auront l’opportunité de se rencontrer et de partager leurs connaissances et expériences.

L’événement se déroulera au bâtiment principal du circuit ICAR qui ouvrira ses portes à 17h. Un repas vous y sera servi à 18h. La conférence se déroulera ensuite de 19h à 20h. Enfin, vous pourrez vous amuser sur les simulateurs de course D-BOX présents sur place.

Merci de confirmer votre présence en envoyant un courriel à Derek Russell-Murray au liaison@rennsport.ca.

Lancement de la saison 2018
Brunch au Château Montebello
29 avril

Cette année encore, nous allons lancer la saison 2018 avec un brunch au Château Montebello le dimanche 29 avril. Des détails supplémentaires vous seront transmis ultérieurement. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Bruno Bastien par courriel à vp@rennsport.ca.

C’est une célébration!

L’année dernière nous avons célébré le 40ème anniversaire de la fondation du club Rennsport membre de PCA. Cette année, le  8 juin marquera le 70ème anniversaire de la sortie du premier véhicule à porter le nom Porsche. Des événements soulignant ces anniversaires sont encore en cours de planification, plus de détails seront disponibles sous peu.

 



 
Greetings Rennsporters,

Like many of you I enjoy our snowy winter season, but by the time March rolls around I’m more that ready to wear some lighter clothing and take the P-car out of hibernation. However, judging by the snow falling past my window I will have to keep these thoughts on the back burner for a while longer. Drat, but help is on the way. To help keep my and your spirits up here is an overview of some of what we have planned for 2018. There are many events that have already been fully set up, but there are also a host of others that are still in the planning stage. I must admit that the season is getting off with a Bang!

Monthly Dinners

Don’t forget that there are monthly dinners where members can get together and talk about Porsches, driving and whatever happens to tweak our interest. Dinners are held of the first Tuesday of the month in Ottawa and the second Tuesday in Montréal. Check Facebook and club’s website for more details.

Coffee Runs Ottawa

The dates of the Ottawa Coffee Runs have already been set. Dates are available on the web and via Facebook.

Montreal Coffee Runs and Planning
March 31st - 10h30

Many of the Montreal Coffee Runs are still in the planning stage. We are planning a brainstorming session with anyone curious about these events; either as participants, but also members who would like to help with the event planning. So come one, come all to our Brainstorming Brunch 31 March at Barbies Resto Bar and Grill (7850 Taschereau Blvd, Brossard). If you would like to attend please contact Marc Gentile at: mtl.social@rennsport.ca.

2018 Drives’ Education Events

Registration is open. All events listed on Clubregistration.net

Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant

21-22 May: Mon-Tues

18-19 June: Mon-Tues

23-24 July: Mon-Tues

24-25-26 August: Fri-Sat-Sun

17-18 September: Mon-Tue

Calabogie Motorsport Park

01-02 October

Other PCA Events
Zone 1 48hrs at Watkins Glen

18-19-20, May

Registration opens 01 April on the clubregistration.net site

Ground School Theory in Ottawa and Montreal

All are welcome to the Ground School Theory session and there is no cost attend. The main focus will be on “novices”, it consists of people who are curious about driving their Porsches on a track, as well as those planning to attend their first Rennsport Driver’s Education (DE) event.  The Ground School is not mandatory in order to participate in a Driver’s Education event. However we can only register a limited number of Green (novice) drivers for any event. Should more drivers register that there is space for preference will be given to drivers that have attended the Ground School Theory session.

The Ground School will cover general subjects like how to properly sit in your car and how to set the mirrors to eliminate the “blind spot”. This ‘Novice” session will also provide a lot of information for members planning their first DE.  Subjects like; what happens at a DE, and what do I have to do prior to the event? These subjects and more will be covered during the first part of the session. Should you want to attend I would ask that you contact me president@rennsport.ca to confirm your attendance. Confirming your attendance assure that we will have enough material for all of the attendees. 

Should any intermediate or advanced drivers which to assist, please arrive a bit early so you can share your DE experiences with the novices. Again should you plan on attending please confirm by sending me an email.

Ground School Theory Montreal

The Montreal Ground School Theory class will take place Saturday 14 April at Porsche Prestige (3535 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N5) the day will start at 9:30am.

Ground School Theory Ottawa

This year the Ottawa Ground School will be also be held on the 14 April in the offices of Synergy Data Centres (2100 Thurston Drive, Unit 17, Ottawa, On K1G 4K8). Marc Bélanger and Eric Gutkecht will be your hosts for the event and it will start at 9:30 and will run until about 12:30. 

Ground School Practical

Reserve 28th April on your calendars for the Practical Ground School. As we have done over the last few years we will use the Autodrome St-Eustache for the event.  The morning will consist of a series of exercises to help everyone fine tune their car control, and the afternoon session will consist of running laps around the track with an instructor on board to coach and help improve the driver’s skills. 

The cost of the event is $125 including lunch and will run from 8:30 to 16:00. Registration is via www.clubregistration.net. This event is open to non-member participation. It is also not limited to Porsches.  Should you have any questions please send me an e-mail at: president@rennsport.ca

Morning Tech at WeTune 21st April 

The DE season will soon be upon us and we hope you will be starting your track day preparations, which should include a thorough technical inspection of your vehicle, after a good spring-cleaning of course. To emphasize the importance of technical inspections, Rennsport in collaboration with WeTune, will be holding a session on the importance of Technical inspections on Saturday 21 April.

We invite you to the morning session for this fun filled informative technical session where Andrew Grubb of WeTune will walk us through a comprehensive pre-season technical inspection. He will demonstrate how individual inspection checks should be executed and explain the rationale behind each.  The role of the different suspension components and their interactions will be explained. This will be an interactive session, so we encourage you to ask questions. 

This year we will also have an advanced suspension session in the afternoon. Andrew will guide us through the process of suspension setups and impacts of various changes to suspension components. The afternoon session will begin at 1 pm till 2:30 pm.  

This event is also a good opportunity to look at some beautiful cars being prepared for the upcoming season and chat with your fellow Rennsport track junkies. Places are limited to a maximum of (40) participants. Please RSVP before April 14th, and specify which session you will be attending at: mtl.social@rennsport.ca. Coffee and donuts starts at 9:00 am and the session ends at noon. 

WeTune, 1900 Norman Road Lachine (QC) H8S 1A9

Touchette Motorsport Tech Session
17 April

Manuel Solis of Touchette Motorsport has invited us to an evening Tech session at ICAR with Pirelli’s Orzario Mastracchio. The event will also include dinner and a chance to try a D-Box race simulator. Things get started at 17:00 and space is limited.  To reserve a spot please contact Derek Russell-Murray at: liaison@rennsport.ca.

The Season Kick-Off
Brunch Chateau Montebello
29th April

Again, this year we will kick off the 2018 season with a brunch at the Chateau Montebello on Sunday April 29th. More details will be announced, as we get closer to the event date. For more information please contact Bruno Bastien at: vp@rennsport.ca

It’s a Celebration!

Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Rennsport getting its’ PCA Region charter. This year the 8th June will mark the 70th anniversary of the release of the first car to carry the Porsche name.  Events are still at the planning stage, but more information will soon follow.

 

 

Home About RSR DE Info Calendar Social Gallery Classifieds

Copyright © 2018 Porsche Club of America - Rennsport Region. All Rights Reserved.

 

Greetings Rennsporters,

   Like many of you I enjoy our snowy winter season, but by the time March rolls around I’m more that ready to wear some lighter clothing and take the P-car out of hibernation. However, judging by the snow falling past my window I will have to keep these thoughts on the back burner for a while longer. Drat, but help is on the way. To help keep my and your spirits up here is an overview of some of what we have planned for 2018. There are many events that have already been fully set up, but there are also a host of others that are still in the planning stage. I must admit that the season is getting off with a Bang!

Monthly Dinners

  Don’t forget that there are monthly dinners where members can get together and talk about Porsches, driving and whatever happens to tweak our interest. Dinners are held of the first Tuesday of the month in Ottawa and the second Tuesday in Montréal. Check Facebook and club’s website for more details.

Coffee Runs Ottawa

   The dates of the Ottawa Coffee Runs have already been set. Dates are available on the web and via Facebook.

Montreal Coffee Runs and Planning

  Many of the Montreal Coffee Runs are still in the planning stage. We are planning a brainstorming session with anyone curious about these events; either as participants, but also members who would like to help with the event planning. So come one, come all to our Brainstorming Brunch 31 March at Barbies Resto Bar and Grill (7850 Taschereau Blvd, Brossard). If you would like to attend please contact Marc Gentile at: mtl.social@rennsport.ca.

2018 Drives’ Education Events

Registration is open. All events listed on Clubregistration.net

Le Circuit

21-22 May: Mon-Tues

18-19 June: Mon-Tues

23-24 July: Mon-Tues

24-25-26 August: Fri-Sat-Sun

17-18 September: Mon-Tue

Calabogie Motorsport Park

01-02 October

Other PCA Events

Zone 1 48hrs at Watkins Glen

18-19-20, May

Registration opens 01 April on the clubregistration.net site

Ground School Theory in Ottawa and Montreal

All are welcome to the Ground School Theory session and there is no cost attend. The main focus will be on “novices”, it consists of people who are curious about driving their Porsches on a track, as well as those planning to attend their first Rennsport Driver’s Education (DE) event.  The Ground School is not mandatory in order to participate in a Driver’s Education event. However we can only register a limited number of Green (novice) drivers for any event. Should more drivers register that there is space for preference will be given to drivers that have attended the Ground School Theory session.

   The Ground School will cover general subjects like how to properly sit in your car and how to set the mirrors to eliminate the “blind spot”. This ‘Novice” session will also provide a lot of information for members planning their first DE.  Subjects like; what happens at a DE, and what do I have to do prior to the event? These subjects and more will be covered during the first part of the session. Should you want to attend I would ask that you contact me president@rennsport.ca to confirm your attendance. Confirming your attendance assure that we will have enough material for all of the attendees.

 Should any intermediate or advanced drivers have questions about the Driver’s Education program we will gladly answer them in during the later part of the Ground School. Arrive a bit early so you can share your DE experiences with the novices. Again should you plan on attending please confirm by sending me an email.

Ground School Theory Montreal

 The Montreal Ground School Theory class will take place Saturday 14 April at Porsche Prestige (3535 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 2N5) the day will start at 9:30am.

Ground School Theory Ottawa

This year the Ottawa Ground School will be also be held on the 14 April in the offices of Synergy Data Centres (2100 Thurston Drive, Unit 17, Ottawa, On K1G 4K8). Marc Bélanger and Eric Gutkecht will be your hosts for the event and it will start at 9:30 and will run until about 12:30.

Ground School Practical

Reserve 28th April on your calendars for the Practical Ground School. As we have done over the last few years we will use the Autodrome St-Eustache for the event.  The morning will consist of a series of exercises to help everyone fine tune their car control, and the afternoon session will consist of running laps around the track with an instructor on board to coach and help improve the driver’s skills.

The cost of the event is $125 including lunch and will run from 8:30 to 16:00. Registration is via www.clubregistration.net. This event is open to non-member participation. It is also not limited to Porsches.  Should you have any questions please send me an e-mail at: president@rennsport.ca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Morning Tech at WeTune 21st April

The DE season will soon be upon us and we hope you will be starting your track day preparations, which should include a thorough technical inspection of your vehicle, after a good spring-cleaning of course. To emphasize the importance of technical inspections, Rennsport in collaboration with WeTune, will be holding a session on the importance of Technical inspections on Saturday 21 April.

We invite you to the morning session for this fun filled informative technical session where Andrew Grubb of WeTune will walk us through a comprehensive pre-season technical inspection. He will demonstrate how individual inspection checks should be executed and explain the rationale behind each.  The role of the different suspension components and their interactions will be explained. This will be an interactive session, so we encourage you to ask questions.

This year we will also have an advanced suspension session in the afternoon. Andrew will guide us through the process of suspension setups and impacts of various changes to suspension components. The afternoon session will begin at 1 pm till 2:30 pm. 

This event is also a good opportunity to look at some beautiful cars being prepared for the upcoming season and chat with your fellow Rennsport track junkies. Places are limited to a maximum of (40) participants. Please RSVP before April 14th, and specify which session you will be attending at: mtl.social@rennsport.ca. Coffee and donuts starts at 9:00 am and the session ends at noon.

WeTune, 1900 Norman Road Lachine (QC) H8S 1A9

Touchette Motorsport Tech Session

17 April

Manuel Solis of Touchette Motorsport has invited us to an evening Tech session at ICAR with Pirelli’s Orzario Mastracchio. The event will also include dinner and a chance to try a D-Box race simulator. Things get started at 17:00 and space is limited.  To reserve a spot please contact Derek Russell-Murray at: liaison@rennsport.ca.

The Season Kick-Off

 Brunch Chateau Montebello

 29th April

Again, this year we will kick off the 2018 season with a brunch at the Chateau Montebello on Sunday April 29th. More details will be announced, as we get closer to the event date. For more information please contact Bruno Bastien at: vp@rennsport.ca

                                                                              It’s a Celebration!

  Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Rennsport getting its’ PCA Region charter. This year the 8th June will mark the 70th anniversary of the release of the first car to carry the Porsche name.  Events are still at the planning stage, but more information will soon follow.