Wild Rose Porsche Club

Yesterday I had an interesting thing happen, I had to go out and get milk and my 5 year old, Mitchell, asked “Daddy, can we take the Porsche?”

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It was from the time he was 4 that I’ve had Mitchell in the front seat of the Targa with me, as it has no airbags, and he absolutely loves it. I had not realized that this had made such an impression on him. What surprised me was the impression on the neighborhood children as well. The thumbs up we would get as we cruised to the store just shows that every kid loves a Porsche. [click to continue…]

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Riki Pereyl Memorial Drive

by Sales Team on October 10, 2011

What a beautiful day for a drive in the mountains. 48 cars including Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and others left the Crowfoot Parking lot Sunday morning, October 2nd, at 11:00 with a throng of people looking on. Perfect weather with an amazing backdrop of colors kept me and my son awing and ooing all day. The Porsche Club put on a great lunch at the Highwood House and an even better car show in the parking lot. This show of cars attracted a lot of attention (including a helicopter) with lots of cars and motorcycles stopping to take a look. A great job by the Club!

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Porsche Club Track Day

by Sales Team on October 5, 2011

The Wild Rose Porsche Club hosted the final Race City Track day on September 30th. I was lucky enough to be invited by Paul Botting (Track Chair) to come and watch. I was really lucky when I was able to not go on one but two sessions around the track in Paul’s 996 Turbo (500 HP…no 499.5HP – sorry Eric) and Doug Connons GT3. After a quick change of underwear I enjoyed watching everything from Porsches to Ferraris to Vipers circle the Calgary track for the last time.

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Domino No Start

by Sales Team on September 26, 2011

Domino has had a nasty habit of not starting at the most inopportune times. The first time was the Porsche BBQ at Fritz’s, next in front of the gym, another time in front of Lick’s Ice Cream store. Every time it required an embarrassing push start from anyone who would help. I put my arms up in despair and left it up to Ron (our Shop Foreman) to track it down. For two days he had it on the hoist and of course started every single time! Finally she displayed her temperamental ways and refused to start. Ron tracked it down to a corroded battery cable inside the positive battery terminal (see pictures below). This repair is just in time for the Porsche club’s Oktoberfest car show this Saturday and Final Official Drive on Sunday. Hope to see you there.

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1st Drive With The Refurbished Targa Top

by Sales Team on July 7, 2011

I will be attending the monthly Porsche Club meeting this evening so I was able to drive Domino this morning. New Targa roof refurbishing by Chinook Upholstery has cut the wind noise down by 80%. Looks great as we used the original German vinyl and replaced the headliner/underlying foam and new Porsche hardware. Now I just have to adjust the Targa seals to the windows and that should take care of the rest.

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Garage Days Re-Revisited

by Sales Team on June 20, 2011

I attended Ken and Dina’s Garage Day on Saturday,a popular Wild Rose Porsche Club event. We were met with an immaculate garage full of Classic Porsches as well as a BBQ (thanks Dina!) fit for a king. The grey skies did not keep members away as the garage and back yard soon filled up. Jamie from Chinook Upholstery was on hand to demonstrate a dash repair,which he performed on my car.See pictures below for the miraculous transformation…highly recommended.

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Wild Rose Porsche Club – BBQ

by Sales Team on May 31, 2011

Late May had Fritz hosting the annual Wild Rose Porsche Club BBQ. Approximately 20 cars attended the event and enjoyed some fantastic food and the company of fellow Porsche enthusiasts. An impending black cloud forced some members to quickly leave except for me. Domino was dead. After a quick replacement of the DME relay, I realized the starter had given up. This lead to a photo opportunity seeing the Porsche Parts Manager getting a push start! I am amazed at the helpfulness of the club as I was quickly offered a starter (which Fritz had in his garage) and a hoist to work on! As I had Mitchell with me I chose to drive home and replace the failed starter on my own. See the “embarrassing moment” in the pictures below…

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Wild Rose Porsche Club Season Opener

by Sales Team on May 16, 2011

Sunday morning we were greeted with a brisk wind but that did not deter the Wild Rose Porsche Club from getting a great turnout. The club met at the Starbucks in the Crowfoot area at 9:00 am to head out on a 200+ km trip through the Alberta country side. My son Mitchell was animate about having the Targa roof off, so we headed out towards Sundre with the “cold” wind blowing in our hair. We followed the bright red 1986 928S4 of Chris and his son Sean, which made wonderful sounds, more like a LT1 than a Porsche. We arrived in the little town of Bremen to take over the General store and of course, put the top back on. We then proceeded to an open field to take pictures of the good turnout and spectacular machinery. On the way home Mitchell fell asleep so we skipped the dinner at Symons Valley, but it looks like a good time was had by all.

Here is the link to the Wild Rose Porsche site for more pictures.

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