Greetings fellow Rennsporters,
As the weather starts to warm up our thoughts usually start to think about upcoming club events, but our 2020 season will be a bit different. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus will impact our 2020 season.
The Rennsport executive and all the various organizing committees have been following all the latest developments. At this point the governments of Ontario and Quebec are banning all indoor and outdoor gatherings until mid April at the earliest. As soon as it is safely possible, our goal will be to run our outdoor events and re-evaluate our indoor events. These events will be adapted to follow all the latest COVID-19 public health guidelines.
Until further notice all regular scheduled indoor club activities like monthly dinners and breakfast meetings have been put on hold.
Stay well, and we will be back in touch with new information as soon as possible
Destination Porsche is here on 27-29 September and we need your help.
The final races of the 2019 Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup Canada will be at Le Circuit Mont -Tremblant that weekend and Porsche Cars Canada, with the help of PCA regions across the country, has organized a weekend of activities called Destination Porsche so that Porsche owners will be at the centre of the action.
A large section of the spectator area, that we are calling the Coral, has been reserved for us to park our Porsches. The full reserved area includes the paddock for all of the GT3 Challenge race teams and a display of the classic Porsches that have been restored by 12 of the Porsche Centres across Canada.
We are looking for volunteers to ensure the success of this event. You must be available for a minimum of four hours per day, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. As a thank you for your support, Porsche Canada and Rennsport offers; a free entrance ticket to the races, reserved Porsche parking and based on availability volunteers shirts. Please contact Bruno Bastien firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Delaney email@example.com to confirm your availability before September 19th.
Rennsport members wishing to attend the event but cannot volunteer please take note; we are currently in discussions with Le Circuit management in order to obtain a potential discount for event tickets. Please stay tuned for more details.
Join us on Sunday May 5th at 11:30 for our 2019 season kickoff for a Brunch at the Chateau Montebello.
Please RSVP to Bruno via email, firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of persons before April 21st 2019.
Cost; $46.00 per person + taxes and service ($60.82 including taxes)
We will have a special parking for our Porsche and a tent for socialising before and after the brunch.
Rennsport Coffee Run June 11, 2011
Coffee Run leaders are advised to drive their planned route a few days before the run to ensure that there are no unexpected surprises; and with good reason.
For a variety of reasons I got around to driving the route on Thursday evening. By 7:45 I’d made it about 5 minutes west of Lanark on County Road 12, then disaster struck. The road was completely torn up for widening construction. I had to improvise in short order and then drive a new route that night.
Continue reading “Rennsport Ottawa Coffee Run June 11 2011”
The weather forecast for Saturday June 19th was less than encouraging with the threat of thundershowers developing late in the morning. Regardless, thirty optimistic individuals arrived at the Starbucks at the IKEA Mall on Pinecrest in a total of twenty-two Porsches. This was the largest number of cars to take part in a Coffee Run in the last seven or eight years as I can recall. A wide variety of Stuttgart’s engineering efforts were on hand ranging from the usual assortment of 911’s, (964, 993, 996, 997), 944’s, Boxsters, Boxster S’s plus a single 951 and 928.
Continue reading “Ottawa Coffee Run June 19th 2010”
By Bob Power
The May Coffee Run in the Ottawa area is traditionally the first of the season and is normally well-attended – first off, members are usually itching to get their cars out of storage and give them some exercise after a long winter and secondly, summer activities haven’t yet started to occupy weekend schedules. This year, however, Paul Fecteau led the first-ever April Run, which was a howling success, so it was uncertain what kind of turnout we would have in May. No need to worry- we had a great attendance with 15 cars and 23 members sitting down to breakfast. And what an array of Porsches- 944s, Boxsters, and a variety of 911/Carreras from the early 1970s to present. Also, Andy Evangelidas drove up from Montreal with his friend John for what may be another Ottawa Coffee Run first- a Cayenne.
Continue reading “Ottawa Coffee Run – May 15 2010”
The usual suspects met in late March for the annual RSR Ottawa coffee run organizers meeting. Having one extra volunteer, and with the an early spring looming, I floated the idea of starting earlier this year. So, it came to pass that we scheduled the first run for mid-April, the first Ottawa coffee run to be held so early. Yours truly was behind the wheel to organize the run. I was tempted to pull an old run out of my bag of tricks, a run with a lot of twisty road that my neighbour and I drove on Easter weekend. However, it is a touch on the long side and I was expected back in Ottawa in the early afternoon. So, I started looking for other options. I had always wanted to find a way to do a loop on some of the inviting roads in Quebec, but couldn’t find one the right length. While looking on Google Maps I found a nice loop made possible by an Ottawa river crossing I had not known about. Finally, I had a plan, pre-drove the route and started getting the word out.
Continue reading “Ottawa Coffee Run 17-Apr-2010”