Nord Stern Region just successfully hosted the largest ESCAPE in PCA history! For all of the Nord Stern members who attended, and volunteered, it was truly an amazing week / weekend.
Incredible roads, approximately 300 P-Cars from 37 states and 5 Canadian Provinces, Drives, Tours, a Porsche Car Show, and a final Banquet with PCA’s National President and other PCNA Executives telling great stories and reminding all of us it is an amazing time to be a fan of all things Porsche. That sentence is almost as long as the train of Porsche cars that left Rapid City routinely for the drives and tours throughout the entire weekend.
Taking a deep breath after the weekend . . . but not too deep as we have our LAST FLING Driver’s School scheduled at BIR for October 16. We also have advanced lapping scheduled in the morning on the short track October 16 and then advanced lapping on the long course in the afternoon. Our DE is scheduled for October 17 – 18. Register now! clubregistration.net gets you ontrack . . . Winter will be here soon enough and it is going to snow, be cold and generally just be unpleasant. Get off the fence, sign up, and come drive with the Nord STern one more time this year. Come January, it will give you something to look back on and warm you up a bit.
For all students, new members, and regulars, Steve Meydell is hosting a Porsche and Pancakes at Lynde’s in Osseo on October 10 at 7:30 a.m. Ron Johnson, our Driver’s School Chair and Chief Driving Instructor will be present to put on a short presentation about the LAST FLING Driver’s School and will answer any question anyone may have about the event. Address is 209 County Road 81.
– Mike Sabers, Nord Stern Prez 2015
Posted in Events, National Events
Tagged 2015, BIR, DE, driver education, Escape, events, October, Porsches and Pancakes, Prez Sez, Rushmore, Schedule
October 16, 17, 18
Last Fling Driver Training and Driver Education – Brainerd International Raceway
Nord Stern Driver Training
Eventmaster: Ron Johnson, see newsletter for contact information
Saturday and Sunday – Driver Education
Don’t miss our last track event of the year! Register now and enjoy the late Fall weather and fast track at BIR.
Thought we’d share the recent press release from Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) on the Rennsport Reunion V’s recent conclusion at Laguna Seca, CA
In addition, a ‘live blog’ on the event is featured on the home page of www.pca.org is well worth a visit!
Porsche Rennsport Reunion® V Delights Record Crowd with 24 Hours of Le Mans Celebration
Over 57,000 automotive enthusiasts experience extraordinary Porsche Family Reunion
ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The record three-day number of 57,531 fans that came to Monterey’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Porsche Rennsport Reunion® V experienced an event like no other. Over 50 legendary Porsche drivers and engineers came together with more than 75 Le Mans specific and significant models to celebrate “Porsche at Le Mans” and the most recent 17th overall victory this past June.
With 100 Porsche Concours racecars; 320 racecars competing in seven race groups on the track, 1,400 Porsche streetcars in 20 different corrals, the senses were easily overwhelmed. Modern Porsche factory werks drivers like Patrick Long, Jorg Bergmeister, Wolf Henzler and Mark Webber mingled with legendary drivers such as Co-Grand Marshals Jacky Ickx and Hurley Haywood, plus Derek Bell, Vic Elford and Hans Herrmann for three days of multiple autograph sessions, on-stage interviews and various meet-and-greets around the Porsche Park in the Paddock.
Of course, the most recent overall winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans were on hand, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber along with their LMP1 919 Hybrid racecar, making hot laps on the famous Laguna Seca racetrack. The 911 RSR from the Factory Team Porsche North America also made quick work of the circuit.
The Ingram Collection, Brumos Racing, Revs Institute, Gunnar Racing, Canepa Design and many others joined thousands of Porsche Club members in bringing their prized Porsche cars to display and race. Celebrating their 60th year, the Porsche Club of America (PCA) had amongst their 1,400-car corral a special display vehicle for each year since 1955.
The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama held its final two rounds of the year, with the Championship still undecided heading into the Rennsport Reunion weekend. Elliott Skeer, a 2014 Porsche Young Driver’s Academy attendee clinched the Championship with a race win on Saturday.
Video from the event may be viewed at http://youtu.be/4iZq-wxLwkI
More information can be found at http://porscherennsportreunion.com/
Social Media Hashtag: #PorscheRRV
About Porsche Cars North America, Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, human performance center, and fine dining restaurant. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
Annual gathering in Rochester, MN for all members, near and far, always a great time:
Annual Rochester Labor Day Picnic
Monday, September 7
1 to 4 p.m.
BYOBB! Bring Your Own Beer and Brats (families welcome!)
Location: Brian and Gina O’Neill
4400 Rossi Ct NW
RSVP to Jeff Boehm, email@example.com
Porsche Picnic LR