October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Nord Stern Newsletter

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Oktoberfest 2018

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September 2018 Nord Stern Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

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Reminders for TWO upcoming fun events of interest to Nord Stern members:

First is an Open House at Autoplex in Chanhassen hosted by long-time Nord Stern members Sami & Roland Ugarte:

1. Shine and Show Your Porsche! Saturday, August 25, 2018

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2018 Annual Nord Stern Fall Color Tour!

1st Annual South Shore Fall Color Tour
September 28-30, 2018

Come enjoy the fall colors as we motor along the South Shore of Lake Superior en-route to Bayfield, WI and Madeline Island.

We’ll drive Wisconsin Hwy 13, with wonderful twists and turns along with great views of the lake. Fall Color Tour HQ: Pier B Resort Hotel in Duluth MN.

Gather Friday evening harbor side for the Welcome Party. The party will be located next to our Porsche Corral (parking).

Pier B  is the ideal spot to host our event. The resort offers a number of amenities including a pool, hot tub, fitness room, fire pits, bikes, paddleboards, kayaks and a boat launch and 21 slip marina.

Details: Book NOW @ Pier B resort
40 Rooms available Friday 9/28 and Saturday 9/29. If you want to arrive Thursday 9/27, we have 10 rooms available. 218-481-8888 – USE PROMO CODE: 44323. If you are planning on dining at Silos/Pier B Saturday night, make your reservations when you book, www.pierbresort.com.

Costs: Rooms: Classic View Rooms – $199/night + taxes & resort fees
Harbor View Rooms: $229/night + taxes & resort fees

Welcome party: Appetizers & Cash bar; approx. $25/couple.

Ferry: $24 RT/car + $13 RT/per person. One P-car and 2 passengers=$50 RT

Lunch: Estimate $18-20/PP. E-mail: Jim @ fallcolor@nordstern.org with questions and to let him know you’re attending!

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August 2018 Newsletters

August 2018 Newsletter

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Club Race And Driver Ed Weekend at BIR

It’s Time for the LOONACY: July 27, 28, 29, 2018

Just around the corner, it’s our annual club race and driver Ed Three-Day event up at Brainerd International Raceway. Lots of track time for both, located in the heart of the ‘Up North’ culture of Minnesota this event is one of highlights of our driving season and perennial favorite among members, drivers, attendees, spectators – just plain a lot of fun and action along with our signature Charity Silent and Live Auctions!

Come on up and enjoy the activities, watch the racing action, drive the wheels off ourself and your Porsche with all the DE sessions, get together with newer and long-time Nord Stern friends. This is one of the events that brings everyone out (after all, our summer days in Minnesota ARE numbered!)

Schedule has been approved!


5:00 pm Thursday, Track opens/big rigs into paddock first
7:00 am DE & Test-n-Tune Registration – Classroom
8:00 Drivers Meeting – Classroom
9:00 DE1
9:30 Club Race Test-n-Tune group
10:00 DE2
10:30 DE1
11:00 Club Race Test-n-Tune group
11:30 DE2
12:00 Lunch
1:00 DE1
1:30 Club Race Test-n-Tune group
2:00 DE2
2:30 DE1
3:00 Club Race Test-n-Tune group
3:30 DE2
4:00 DE1
4:30 Club Race Test-n-Tune group

3:30-6:00 Race Registration and Tech
5:10 Hospitality in front of Quattro Garage
5:10-5:35 Chalk Talk – Classroom
5:35-6:00 Steward & rookie ride-around laps
6:00-7:30 Club Race Orientation Meeting – Classroom

7:00 am Race Registration and Tech
7:30 Corner/Safety Workers w/ Steward
8:00 Drivers (all) meeting – Classroom
9:00 PCA Racers – Practice 1
9:25 DE1
9:50 DE2
10:15 PCA Racers – Practice 2
10:40 DE1
11:05 DE2
11:30 PCA Racers – Practice 3
12:00 Lunch/Parade Laps
1:00 DE2
1:30 PCA Racers Practice Starts
2:15 DE1
2:45 DE2
3:15 PCA Racers – Qualifying
3:45 DE1
4:15 DE2
4:45 PCA – Porsche Minneapolis Sprint #1 5:20 Track Closed

1 – 6:30 Silent Auction – Quattro Garage
5:30 Hospitality – Front of Quattro Garage
6:00 Charity Live Auction in front of Quattro Garage
6:30 Silent Auction ends 10 min. after Live


7:45 am Race Registration and Tech
7:45 Corner & Safety Workers meet with Steward/base of race control tower
9:00 DE1
9:25 PCA Racers – Warm-up
9:55 DE2
10:20 DE1
10:45 PCA – Porsche Minneapolis Sprint #2
11:35 DE2
11:45 PCA Race Driver Meeting – Enduro Classroom
12:00 Lunch and Parade Laps
1:00 PCA Racers Enduro: 90-minute
2:45 DE – all groups
3:45 Checker
3:00 Awards – in front of Quattro Garage!

6:00 Gate closed

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2018 Vino in the Valley!

Mark your calendars as this year’s Vino in the Valley Drive is set for Saturday, August 11!

Join us for a summer drive on Wisconsin’s great back roads. Enjoy some of the most beautiful hills, winding roads and valleys of the area. Our drive will begin in Prescott at the confluence of the St Croix and Mississippi rivers, ending at Vino in the Valley for dinner. We will have our first rest stop in Pepin with a second rest stop at the Eau Galle Cheese Factory near Durand. Browse the gift shop, sample the cheese, or grab an ice cream cone. Bring a cooler along if you wish to bring home some of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses. Upon arrival at Vino in the Valley, approximately 4 pm, we will line up our cars for a Porsche show for the patrons to enjoy. Vino in the Valley is a truly unique and beautiful venue offering outdoor dining with a great view and live music. Enjoy gourmet pizza and pasta dishes cooked outdoors in their wood-fired brick oven. After dinner take a stroll around the vineyard and along the Rush River, or relax near one of the bonfires. For more information and pictures check out their website: http:www.vinointhevalley.com.

  • The Details:
  • Date: Saturday August 11, 2018
  • Start Location: Point Douglas Park, Prescott, WI
  • End Location: Vino in the Valley, W3826 450th Ave, Maiden Rock, WI
  • Time: Arrive by 10 am, The drive will begin at 11 am
  • Please get gas prior and allow enough time to sign the waiver, get a map & itinerary, and the brief drivers meeting
  • The event will be open to the first 70 Nord Stern club members who register by August 8th. 2018
  • No registration will be accepted the  day of the drive
  • To register please send an email to: rswalker@baldwin-telecom.net
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July 2018 Nord Stern Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

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2018 Nord Stern Events UPCOMING!

JULY 2018

7-8 Ralleye De Valleye
See Nord Stern newsletter for Details

15 SuperSunday AutoCross I – Sign up now open
Dakota County Technical Center, Register Onlne at CLUBREGISTRATION.NET!

27-29 Nord Stern Club Race and Driver Education
Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Jim Bahner, Registration: CLUBREGISTRATION.NET


11 Nord Stern Vino In The Valley – Drive
Maiden Rock, WI; Eventmaster: Randy Walker


3 Rochester Labor Day Picnic and BBQ
Location: Brian and Gina O’Neil’s home
Questions: Jeff Boehm, jeffandbj@gmail.com

15 2018 Oktoberfest
Location: Automotorplex in Medina,
Details TBA

12-16 PCA’s Treffen Banff (Alberta, Canada) pca.org

28-30 Nord Stern Fall Color Tour – Duluth
Headquarters: Pier B – See newsletter for DETAILS


5 Nord Stern Fall Fling Driver Training
Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Jim Bahner, Registration: clubregistration.net

6-7 Nord Stern Fall Fling Driver Ed
Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: TBA, Registration: clubregistration.net

14 Bark & Beer Tour
Questions: Jeff Boehm, jeffandbj@gmail.com

Car Events of Interest, Not organized by Nord Stern or PCA:

“Third Thursdays” of each month
Informal ‘Post-Work’ Social, 5:30 p.m.
Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave No. Mpls, 55405

Site of the old Glenwood Englewood Water Co. on near Further Performance Motors (Nord Stern Advertiser!)

MN Cars and Coffee – First Saturday of the Month, Shakopee’s Canterbury Park 8 am to 11 am

Cars and Caves – LAST Saturday of the Month, Chanhassen Autoplex 8 am to Noon

**Please note: Nord Stern sponsored events are officially designed ‘Nord Stern’ and/or PCA (Porsche Club of America) activities. All other events of potential interest to club members may be added, upon request and dependent on space availibility, to the calendar as a courtesy to the organizer, or organizing entity at the discretion of the editor.

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