Prez Sez . . .

Hello Nord Stern Members!

It’s time to shake off those winter car covers and welcome a new season of club activities. We have a rich and full slate of events coming up for April and early May, so get these events on your calendar now! I think it is fair to say there is something for everyone. This week’s rain is washing all that nasty salt away, so let’s get those Porsches out and have some fun!

April 2 (Saturday) MN Cars and Coffee

Chanhassen Motorplex
8150 Audubon Road, Chanhassen MN 55317
8:00-11:00  Free!

April 9 (Saturday) New Members/All Membership Social
Auto Edge, 900 Wildwood Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
10 – Noon – Informational Gathering
Auto Edge Pizza Lunch/Tech Session: Noon – 2 p.m.

April 12 Nord Stern Business Meeting (Tuesday)

Location: Grizzly’s in Plymouth
220 Carlson Pkwy N., Plymouth, MN 55447
6:30 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. Business Meeting

Members welcome!

April 16 (Saturday) New Members/All Membership Social

Imola Motorsports
2980 Empire Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447
Contact: Jeff, 763.205.2561
Noon to 2 p.m.

April 17 (Sunday) New Members/All Membership Social Rochester Area!

Gina and Brian O’Neill’s Home, 4400 Rossi Ct. NW
1 p.m.
R.S.V.P. Brian: 507.251.0975 or oneillblo@aol.com

April 29 (Friday) Nord Stern First Fling Driver Training
Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Ron Johnson: DT@nordstern.org
Registration: clubregistration.net  Limited space – register now!

April 30-May 1 Nord Stern First Fling Driver Education!
Brainerd International Raceway
Eventmaster: Steve Meydell: DE@nordstern.org
Registration: clubregistration.net

Here’s a heads-up preview for upcoming events in May:
May 1 (Sunday) 2016 Annual Auto Fair

DOC032816Porsche of St. Paul
2780 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109
10am – 1pm
Food/Refreshments/Prizes/Awards
$20 per car to benefit the Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Contact: Trevor Lunn  tlunn@carouselmotor.com

May 7 (Saturday) MN Cars and Coffee

Chanhassen Motorplex
8150 Audubon Road, Chanhassen MN 55317
8 – 11 a.m.  Free!

May 14 ((Saturday) Autocross

Nord Stern and Corvettes of MN
Met Council Autocross Series Points Event
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, MN

Pre-Register at: motorsportreg.com (opens April 15)
Pre-Registration cost: $30 (recommended)
Registration at event if available: $35 Limited to 100 drivers

Contact: Andy Golfis: agolfis@gmail.com or Wally Mahlum: 952 431 0630

Tech Inspections:

For those of you planning to attend the First Fling Driver’s Training or Driver’s Ed events, you will need a signed 2016 Tech Inspection Form to participate. You can find the form on the club website (nordstern.org), or in the Newsletter. There are a number of local shops who can do the inspection for you. Don’t leave it until the last minute in case work needs to be done, parts ordered, etc.

Helmets:

Following National PCA Guidelines, 2005 dated helmets will be accepted at our driving events through June, 2016. After that you will need a 2010 or newer helmet.

Nord Stern Charity Calendar

Please watch for a separate mailing on a new Charity project, led by Chris Tobkin, our Charity Chair, Michael Grabner, a professional photographer, and ably assisted by Christie Boeder, our Newsletter Editor.

Whew! What a line-up! That’s it for now. I hope to see you all soon!

Paul Ingebrigtsen, Nord Stern Prez, president@nordstern.org

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