Paint Restoration/Repair Tech Session Saturday, May 16

News Flash! Paint Restoration-Light Repair Tech Session
Saturday, May 16
10:30 a.m.

There will be a tech session at Raymond Auto Body,  Saturday, May 16 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Jerry Slomkowski will be hosting the session. The session will focus on paint restoration and light repair damage for old and new cars alike.  This promises to be a good session for those who want to understand the products and techniques for doing your own restoration of your car’s paint surfaces.

Jerry is going to have his in-house expert, Skip, perform the demonstration.  Skip has some 40 yrs of experience in paint restoration and repair and is Jerry’s “go to” guy for this type of work at the Raymond shop.  And this event is in St. Paul which a number of people have requested!

Jerry is going to serve pastries, sandwiches, refreshments, etc. also as part of this event.  This is a great opportunity to learn from and ask questions of an expert in the world of paint restoration!

Raymond Auto Body
1075 Pierce Butler Route
St. Paul, MN 55104

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Post First Fling post!

The Club had a fantastic weekend at First Fling.

The weather, barring some rain on Friday, was perfect. Saturday and Sunday ended up being bluebird days and everyone was able to get as much track time as they could handle. When I left late Sunday afternoon cars were still circling and I think we “closed” the place with cars running in the last session.

Our DT Class ended up with 29 new students. That is a great number and some great new folks, with their P-Cars, are joining the Club. Great to see so many new faces.

Our final number was 78 cars for what constitutes an early “First Fling” DE. No snow this time – and not a single accident or bent piece of metal the entire weekend. That is a very, very good thing.

I saw lots and lots of folks catching up and enjoying the company of people that they may not have seen since last fling. Also enjoyed watching many of the new students go quicker throughout the weekend and again doing safely with smiles on their faces.

I want to state a special thank you to Dave Anderson, our registrar, Paul Ingebrigtsen, our safety chair, Chuck Porter, our eventmaster, Ron Johnson, the Chief Driving Instructor who put on the school, and all of the other Nord Stern volunteers, numerous Instructors who took time out of their busy lives to contribute to a great event and a great club. These events do not happen without these volunteers and again thank you for everything.

As always, Nord Stern is always looking for ways to improve these events. If you have any suggestions, thoughts, concerns, or heck even any complaints – fire them to me at president@nordstern.org.

Everyone have a great week and hope your drive home from BIR was as safe as your track weekend!!

Mike Sabers, 2015 Nord Stern Prez

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May 2015 Nord Stern Newsletter

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Tech Session Scheduled!

Just Confirmed!

Saturday, May 16
10:30 a.m.

Raymond’s Auto Body
1075 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN
Near the State Fairgrounds

651.488.0588

Jerry is going to show us how to restore paint on a car that may have oxidation as well as paint/chip repair and the proper paint treatment/ sealing, detailing, proper products to use.

It should be a good session for the beginning of summer!

Eventmaster: Keith Fritze, techsessons@nordstern.org

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All Porsche Show and Swap Meet

All the details!

All Porsche Car Show

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PCA Escape 2015

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Escape to Rushmore’s website is live. Check here for all the details on events and dates and locations:

http://escape2015.pca.org/

Escape is one of the “big” Porsche Club events of the year. It’s often the case that Parade is on one coast or the other, and not everyone has the time or budget for a trip like that, perhaps all the way across the country. Escape provides you with another option.

Escape, like Parade, moves around each year and is typically held on the opposite side of the country from Parade. It is a multi-event weekend, with a national attendance list. While the Parade has a competitive focus, Escape is purely non-competitive. It is a socially oriented weekend focusing on camaraderie and friendship. It is a great opportunity to show off your car, see old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the good will and fellowship of other Porsche owners. All of this without the pressure of: “Did I miss that speck of dirt?” or “Is this the fastest line through the track?” or “Was that a rally landmark?”

Typically a held over a long weekend, such as Thursday through Sunday, Escape usually consists of banquets, driving tours, drives to local area attractions and perhaps a “people’s choice” car show. Other activities may include an “off road” event for our Cayenne enthusiasts. There may also be organized group lunches or free time (either day or evening) to allow you to explore area restaurants and culture on your own. Memorabilia for Escape or the local region may be available for purchase at a goodie store. The primary goals are to provide a fun venue for club members to congregate and show off the highlights of a new part of the country.

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June 20: Rallye Time! Sign up Now

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Saturday, June 20: Grab your Dad, put him in the driver’s seat and tell him where to go.

Please join us for a fun, time, speed, distance rallye in the greater North Western quadrant.

Registration at 10 a.m.
Drivers Meeting at 10:30 a.m.
First car on course at 10:45 a.m.

Cost: $40 per car

Lunch and Awards at the conclusion of the rallye.

Please RSVP to lon@snscabling.com

The starting point is the Greenfield City Park located at the intersection of Co. Rd. 50/Rebecca Park Trail and Greenfield Road in Greenfield MN.

From 494 take Hwy. 55 West, Co. Rd. 19 North, Co. Rd. 50/Rebecca Park Trail West, Greenfield Rd. South.

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April 2015 Newsletter

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2015 Event Schedule

Join us at any of the upcoming events, questions call the eventmaster or any of the officers as listed on our contact page. Check here for additional drives, socials or other events as they are organized!

MARCH
29 Membership Social and Tech Session

Sunday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Imola Motorsports
2980 Empire Lane, Plymouth, MN 55418
Jeff, 763.205.2561

APRIL
11 Membership Social AND Tech Session!

Auto Edge, see Advertisers for exact location
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

14 Nord Stern Business Meeting

Location: Lifetime Fitness Center
755 Prairie Center Dr, EP
6:30 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. Business Meeting
All Members welcome!

19 Membership Social! Rochester Area

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. See page 11 for details

24 Nord Stern Driver Training

Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Ron Johnson
Registration: clubregistration.net

25-26 Nord Stern First Fling!

Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Chuck Porter
Registration: clubregistration.net

MAY
3 Auto Fair

Porsche of St. Paul, Maplewood
Contact: George Andeweg, 651.765.2340
gandeweg@hotmail.com

JUNE
15-16 Nord Stern Annual Cheese Fling

Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
Eventmaster/Registrar: Dave Anderson
Registration: clubregistration.net

20 Father’s Day Rallye

Start: Greenfield City Park located at the intersection of Co. Rd. 50/Rebecca Park Trail and Greenfield Road in Greenfield MN.

Meet at 10 a.m. to register, driver’s meeting at 10:30 with first car out at 10:45 a.m. Lunch and awards at the end of the event. RSVP now with Eventmaster Lon Tusler,  lon@snscabling.com

28 All Porsche Show

Central Park, Roseville
Co-Chairs Phil Saari and Mark Koegler

JULY
24-26 Nord Stern Annual Club Race and Driver Ed

Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Doug Anderson
Registration: clubregistration.net

August
8 Vino in the Valley

Details TBA, contact event master Randy Walker

SEPTEMBER
7 Annual Rochester Labor Day BBQ and Picnic

Details TBA, Questions Jeff Boehm at 507.261.9407

19 AutoMotorplex Oktoberfest

(replaces German Carfest)
Contact: Paul Bergquist 952.937.1822
Time: approximately 9 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m.
Flyer in April newsletter with further details!

25-27 Annual North Shore Fall Color Tour

Headquarters: Tofte, MN
Eventmaster: John Dixon, eyerack©tcq.net

OCTOBER

1-3 Escape to Rushmore!

Drives, tours, hospitality: http://escape2015.pca.org/
Eventmasters: Jim and Arylce Lilligaard

11 Informal Bark and Beer Drive

Details TBA, Questions Jeff Boehm at 507.261.9407

16 Nord Stern Driver Training

Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Ron Johnson
Registration: clubregistration.net

17-18 Nord Stern Fall Fling Driver Ed

Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: TBA
Registration: clubregistration.net

NOVEMBER
8 Old Log Theater Outing with Mercedes Benz Club

Details TBA, Questions Paul Bergquist,
952.937.1822

“Third Thursdays” of each month – An Informal ‘Post-Work’ Social:

Club Jager
923 Washington Ave. North,
Mpls, MN 55401
612.332.2686
http://clubjager.com/

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March 2015 Nord Stern

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