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
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.
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.
9 a.m..- 1 p.m.
The AutoMotorPlex is proud to bring you its 5th Annual Oktoberfest German Car Show! We are thrilled to again partner with Sears Imported Autos who is our presenting sponsor. This event will be a celebration of all things German including cars, food and beer. By popular demand, we again will be having the “Ladies in Lederhosen” (actually its dirndl) to do photo ops for charity . . . this year the proceeds go to Gillette’s Children’s Hospital.
100’s of German cars, German music & DJ, German food, German beer, Ladies dirndl dresses and More . . .
Food and beer will be provided by the good people at Deutschland Meats, the same people that own the great German restaurant Glockenspiel in St. Paul. We hope you come hungry for great food..
Sears Imported Autos, Luther Westside Volkswagen, Motorwerks BMW, Dent Kraft, Gas Monkey Tequila
Food – Deutschland Meats in Lindstrom MN
We are excited again to be working with the Mercedes-Benz Club of America | Twin Cities. They started the original German Car show held in June many years ago and now are helping us carry on the tradition.
Register Your Car Help us to ensure we have enough display space for each brand of German car by letting us know what you are bringing! With your help we are going to have one of the largest all German car shows in the country. Win a door prize too!
It has been a while since the last email blast . . .
Summer is drawing short but Nord Stern’s activities calendar is warming up as fast as the most recent dialogue on Club Talk. Here are some events you should get on your calendars and get out and enjoy:
First, and just announced, a Rally being conducted by Porsche of Minneapolis with Magnus Walker. This is not a “sanctioned” Nord Stern event per se but they wanted an invite to go out to all Nord Stern Members:
Who: Porsche of Minneapolis event with an invitation to all Nord Stern members
What: Porsche of Minneapolis Grand Opening / Rally with Magnus Walker (a legendary Porsche collector and restorer)
Where: Porsche of Minneapolis; 9395 Wayzata Blvd
When: August 24th, with a 9:30 a.m. tour of the new facility, a 10 a.m. rally, and an 11:30 rally conclusion at CoV in Wayzata for lakeside beverages and lunch with Magnus Walker.
How: By driving your Porsche.
Please RSVP for numbers to Eddie Rediske at:Eddie@ERediske@carouselmotor.com
****And for those who cannot make the Rally there is an invite for the grand opening Tuesday night at the facility from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that all Nord Stern members are also invited to by Porsche of Minneapolis. RSVP information is the same.
Second, the Nord Stern Labor Day Porsche Picnic in Rochester is fast approaching:
Who: Nord Stern
What: Annual Rochester Labor Day Porsche Picnic
Where: Brian and Gina O’Neill’s home at 4400 Rossi Ct. NW
When: Monday September 7, 2015, 1-4 p.m.
How: By driving your Porsche to this great annual Nord Stern Event.
Bring your own Brats and Refreshments, and please RSVP to Jeff Boehm
Third: Escape to Rushmore 2015. If you have NOT heard about this event, you live in a more secluded world then I do (:)) and are not one of the more then 250 persons who have already signed up. Take a look at the article in Panorama that just came out and it will fill you in (with great pictures) but here are the bones of it:
Who: PCA generally, but sponsored by Nord Stern and Dakota Region
What: Escape to Rushmore 2015
Where: My backyard…..the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota
When: October 1-3, 2015
How: By driving your Porsche to the Black Hills, and then driving on some of the most amazing roads you have ever seen in a time of year that is perfect for drives / tours in the Hills.
Register on Clubregistration.net and hurry as the organizers of the event are doing their best to open up new drives / opportunities but the numbers already registered are filling them up quickly!!
Mike Sabers, 2015 Nord Stern Region of PCA President