Nord Stern Chronicles
Snapshots of Nord Stern’s very rich history

Nord Stern History Post 32 – 1959 Road America Film

Nord Stern History Post 32 – 1959 Road America Film

Charter member Tom Countryman was a filmmaker as well as a Porsche enthusiast.  1959 he made a film about racing at Road America called "Road America."  It was filmed during the 1959 June Sprints SCCA National event. All the in-car footage, extremely cutting age 60...

Nord Stern History Post 30 – Fallon part 1

Nord Stern History Post 30 – Fallon part 1

In 1987, then 6 year old Minneapolis ad agency Fallon McElligott, now called Fallon, was awarded the Porsche Cars North America account. Founding Partner Fred Senn joined Nord Stern shortly thereafter thinking it would enhance his understanding of the Porsche...

Nord Stern History Post 29 – PCA Region of the Year 2008

Nord Stern History Post 29 – PCA Region of the Year 2008

The Ferry Porsche Award was given by Ferry and Dorothea Porsche in 1961 to the Porsche Club of America as a traveling trophy to recognize the outstanding PCA Region for the previous year.  The Nord Stern Region was its 47th recipient.  Peter Porsche, 3rdson of Ferry...

Nord Stern History Post 28 – Nord Stern @ BIR 50th Show

Nord Stern History Post 28 – Nord Stern @ BIR 50th Show

In February 2020 Nord Stern held a lovely dinner at the Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka. While it was the annual "let's get dressed up" dinner the theme was a celebration of Nord Stern's 50 years of driving events at what started as Donnybrooke and is now Brainerd...

Nord Stern History Post 27  Peter Schutz 1981 Visit

Nord Stern History Post 27
Peter Schutz 1981 Visit

Peter Schutz was CEO of Porsche between 1981 and 1987. His predecessor was Ferry Porsche himself. Very much a sales guy, he is credited with saving the discontinued 911. His logic was simply that if people wanted to buy it, we should keep making it.  He also addressed...