The last time we updated you on the 1980 SC the motor was still out and the major odds and ends had been assembled. Big things like the glass, wiring, fuel system, suspension and brakes were all factory fresh and installed by our expert foreman Rob Boznik and our speedy and efficient tech Brad Helmer. They spent countless hours making sure everything worked properly and would re and re parts 100 times until they were 150% sure they were correct. After the tools were finally put down and the guys could step back from the build, we were left with a brilliant looking and smooth-running Super Carrera.
A while after the car was completed the truck showed up to ferry the car across Canada to the Porsche Canada “Destination Porsche” event in Mont Tremblant in Quebec. Waiting there was a panel of judges from Porsche and a few 3rd party experts to pry into every little detail of the 911. On Friday the 27th of September 2019 representatives from Porsche across Canada gathered at Destination Porsche to see one another’s work and await the final countdown and awards for the top contenders in the Classic Restoration Competition. Everyone brought out some wonderful classic Porsches from Porsche Centre Victoria’s beautiful Targa S to Oakville’s tastefully modified and immaculate 944 turbo. We couldn’t believe the workmanship and level or restoration taken on by each Porsche Centre.
After some greetings and speeches, it was time to announce the award-winning builds in the lineup of vintage Stuttgart beauties. We didn’t have time to stand around as our team was called on for the Technical Excellence award, we were congratulated by Marc Ouayoun the CEO of Porsche Canada and given a hefty glass trophy that now resides in Robs office.
That award is in good company too, the presenters began counting down the Porsche stores from 12 to the top 3. After the first 5 we were already getting excited and then the video roll stopped and the room became quiet. At this point we were already excited to be this far into the competition and then Victoria was announced, TOP 2!! The room was like an ocean swell about to crash as the next place was announced…..”Porsche Centre Langley. That’s right we brought home 2nd overall in an insanely tough undertaking against 12 other Porsche Centres and 12 other expert teams. Saskatchewan was awarded first place for their restoration on a wonderful 1962 Porsche 356 and we were more than elated to be holding two massive trophies for our hard work! The evening rolled on and we all congratulated one another while talking about each others cars. The little 1980 SC was no longer a forgotten and run down old 911 but a running and driving hero car that would come home as a beloved mascot for our team here at Porsche Langley!
We would like to thank everyone in house who worked on the car including our collision team at Open Road Autobody, the detailers who helped get the car show ready, the techs who all lent us their time in the shop to help out and everyone who organized the event in Mont Tremblant. This experience has taught us a great deal and we have plans for the next time Porsche Canada wants to challenge us.
Date Posted: October 15, 2019