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  • Nord Stern Region PCANovember 2014

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    D e d i c a t e d t o t h e b e l i e f t h a t . . . g e t t i n g t h e r e i s h a l f t h e f u n .

    N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 4

    N o r d S t e r n

    Nord Stern is the official monthly publication of the Nord Stern Region, PCA Inc. Articles herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of PCA, the Nord Stern Region, or their members.

    The editor reserves the right to edit all material. Articles and classifieds for publication in Nord Stern must be submitted by the 15th of each month prior to publication.

    Permission is given to chartered regions of PCA to reprint articles in their newsletters if credit is given to the author and Nord Stern.

    Nord Stern membership is $30 per calendar year. Nord Stern subscription for non-PCA members is $40 per calendar year.

    Want Ad insertions are free for Nord Stern members, $10 for non-members and should be sent to the editor. Contact the advertising manager for further retail advertising information.

    Christie Boeder, Editor 11919 Hilloway Rd. W. Minnetonka, MN 55305 612.845.4509 (cell) or

    Jill Daneu, Ad Mgr. 952.432.3486, see Officer listing for contact details.

    Jill Daneu, Photog952.432.3486Ron Faust, Staff Writer/Photog218.961.1617

    Please contact staff for any event coverage you may neede-mail address: website:

    Online issues, past and present are available in pdf format at

    Cover Photo courtesy Auto Edge and Sideline Sports Photography,LLC Nord Stern member Gary Yees Cayman at the Circuit of America track in Austin, Texas

    Table of Contents

    Departments4 2014-15NordSternOfficersandCommitteeChairs5 ThePrezSez...6 Welkommen...6 So,JustWhatDoWeDoInNordStern??!7 FromtheEditor...7 PrezSez...9 CarBizBoard...OneStopShopping!17 FunScansfromAugust1987NordStern22 AdvertisersApex...33 BookReviewsforPorschephiles...FastLadies:FemaleRacing Drivers1888-197040 TechQuizFun:2013ParadeQ&A44 Classifieds

    Features11 FabulousFallFun,FriendsandFoliage201412 FabulousFallFun,FriendsandFoliage201413 FabulousFallFun,FriendsandFoliage201414 LetterstotheEditor:WheresthePrezandSeptemberCoverPhoto15 Hey,BigShot!16 OctoberBusinessMeetingMinutes17 2015NordSternOfficersElectionTime18 Monterey,2013:TheSkinnyWoodWheelTour20 FallColorTourinWords:PicturesareAwesome28 AisforAutobahn30 M96andM97TechSessionKudos31 TimetoRenewYourSubscription32 LetterstotheEditor...35 Exhaust-ExcitementWanted!

    UpcomingEvents8 2014-15Calendar...GetAroundwithNordStern

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    Historic Archivist Kim Fritze 612.275.4891

    Insurance Chair Michele Deml Johnson 952.476.7445

    Membership Ed Vazquez 612.720.0760

    Met Council Bob Kosky 952.938.6887

    Newsletter Christie Boeder 612.845.4509

    Rally Lon Tusler

    Safety Paul Ingebrigtsen Keith Erickson 612.805.3565

    Shop Relations Keith Fritze 612.275.3123 Michael John 612.386.5255

    Tech Sessions Keith Fritze 612.275.3123

    Touring Randy Walker 715.441.6084

    Track Relations - BIR and RA Trackrelationsnordstern.orgJim Bahner 651.492.9459

    Webmaster webmasternordstern.orgMark Kedrowski

    Zone 10 Rep: Kim Fritze

    30851 Fish Trap Lake DrCushing, MN 56443


    Addresses available upon request for chairperson/s or Board members. Call Christie Boeder 612.845.4509

    2014-15 Nord Stern Officers and Committee Chairs

    How to Join PCA And tHen

    nord Stern region of PCA

    1. First, Join the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Please visit for membership instructions, then . . . 2. Join (or renew) Nord Stern via check:

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    download/print application Complete form and send with

    check payable to Nord Stern directly to Ed Vazquez.

    3. Or, to join/renew a Nord Stern membership via Pay Pal, visit and select Join and follow the instructions.

    Or, call Ed directly and leave your name, address and both home and

    work phone numbers. Your application/s will be sent out

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    Address Changes: Please send Ed any address

    changes or updates directly via snail mail, email

    or just give him a call!

    Ed Vazquez 18918 Dorenkemper Place Eden Prairie, MN 55347

    email: or 612.720.0760 (cell)

    Reminder, Annual Dues are: $30 per year (to defray monthly

    newsletter costs!)Nord Stern membership Options:

    $30 per year $80 for three years!

    Check your mailing label for your expiration date

    Contact Ed with any membership inquiries or updates


    Dave Anderson 7965 Egret Drive Independence, MN 55359 763.479.8231 or 612.850.7411 (c)

    Vice President Mike Sabers 605.721.1517 (w)

    Secretary Betsey Porter

    Treasurer Jeff Bluhm 6767 Marsh Ridge Ct. Eden Prairie, MN 55346

    952.975.5931 (h) or 612.371.1148 (w)

    Advertising Jill Daneu 952.432.3486

    Autocross Harvey Robideau 952.361.4872

    Board of Directors

    Bret Bailey 952.240.4782 Jim Bahner 651.492.9459 Ron Johnson 612.730.2351

    Charity Fundraiser Keith Jones 952.829.5989 ext 203

    Porsche Show Phil Saari 651.484.0303

    Club Race Doug Anderson 507.273.5346

    Driver Education Steve Meydell 763.416.1655

    DE Registrar Dave Anderson 763.479.8231

    Driver Training Ron Johnson 612.730.2351


    Fall Color Tour John & Suzanne Dixon

    German Car Fest Paul Bergquist 952.937.1822

    Mercedes Benz Club

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    The Prez Sez . . . by Dave Anderson

    They say that November is a month for giving thanks, but Id like to add my gratitude to Nord Stern membership at large. In my year at President Ive come to learn that this is a phenomenal group of folks from all walks of life with a widely varied collection of interests when it comes to our common enjoyment of Porsches. Ill be the first to admit that I have approached Nord Stern from a track-centric point of view which has left me somewhat blinded by the other activities and benefits that Nord Stern offers.

    Since my last column Ive been on three separate drives: Fall Color Tour to the North Shore, Bark and Beer in Rochester, and a re-run of the Vino in the Valley tour as an October Wheres the Prez destination drive. All three drives were well planned and executed to the enjoyment of the drivers. Heartfelt thanks to John Dixon for the Fall Color Tour, Randy Walker for the Vino in the Valley tour, and Jeff Boehm for the Bark and Beer tour. If you havent been on one of the Clubs tours yet you should consider one or more in 2015. Ill also make this a call

    for additional drives in 2015; especially in the spring when were getting our cars out of hibernation. Would some of you grab a friend or two and map out a spring drive to start the 2015 social driving season?

    I do have a humorous story to relate about the Fall Color Tour. Raffle tickets

    were handed out during the lunch stop at the Chocolate Moose and as

    luck would have it my ticket number ended with 951. I didnt believe the coincidence of owning an 89 951 (944 Turbo S) and getting handed a similar ticket. Must be my lucky day! Ultimately that wasnt the case, but I believe it was Susan Arndt that did win with ticket number 944 to which Bruce Boeder quipped that

    the next ticket to be pulled will have to be 911. Guess what ticket was pulled from

    the bucket? Yep, 911. Thats so freaky that I kept

    the tickets so that I could share the story with you this month.

    As mentioned in Octobers column, Nord Stern business meetings have resumed after our summer break. After some lower than expected participation in DE track events in July and September, it appears that the Club is financially on track or at least wont be severely impacted. Its our track events that fund much of the other activities such as socials and drives. The Clubs chairpersons discussed some possible solutions to advertise or otherwise get the word out about our Driver Training and Driver Education events. Were also looking into moving the Road America event to June to fill the spring gap between First Fling and Fast Fling (Club Race) . Watch for 2015 track dates in upcoming ne

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