THE NORTHLAND CHAPTER
OF THE PROFESSIONAL CAR SOCIETY, INC.

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Preserving the World's Professional Car History™ since 1989.

 
ABOUT  US:  THE  NORTHLAND  CHAPTER  STORY

     In February of 1989, a senior at Detroit Lakes (MN) High School decided that a local chapter of The Professional Car Society, Inc. would be appropriate. Tony Karsnia, then 17 years old and a two-year member of PCS, set about making telephone calls and writing letters to see if there was enough interest in the Minnesota area to form the chapter. Not long afterward, six people got together at a meeting of the North Dakota Funeral Directors’ Association, signing a petition to form what was to become the 10th PCS chapter:  The Northland Chapter!

     The first meet was held in June of 1989 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Several enthusiasts from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba brought their professional cars out for a weekend of fun and fellowship. The Northland Chapter was officially granted a charter by the officers of The Professional Car Society, Inc. on August 18, 1989 to service PCS members in the above mentioned states and Canadian province.

     Since that time, we have grown from a dozen members to over 70 members, not only from the established territory, but other areas of the United States and Canada. Wisconsin, a “chapterless” territory, has been “adopted” by the Northlanders. The club has held many meetings and gatherings over the years, and created an informative quarterly newsletter, The Northland Crown Journal. We are a member of the Minnesota Car Club Association, which facilitates interaction with other car clubs and participation in a variety of scheduled activities. An event of which the our club is especially proud was the hosting of the 1996 PCS International Meet in St. Paul, Minnesota.

     As the computer age has progressed, our club quickly established an online presence with an informative and educational website. This web site is home to the Northland Photo Archive Database, an ever growing photo library that is “Preserving the World’s Professional Car History.” This is the largest online collection of professional car photographs and history known to exist.  If you have interesting photographs, please share with us and the visitors to the Archives!

     We invite your membership! Our club is all about having fun with our special cars, welcoming new people into the club, and learning from each other while encouraging the proper restoration, preservation, and display of professional cars. Check out our Membership Section for more information on joining.

     Keep a close eye on the Events page, too.  Throughout the summer car show season there are many events where professional cars can be seen and shown. 

     The officers of the Northland Chapter are here to serve you.  We welcome your comments and questions!

 

The Northland Chapter:
In Service For
Professional Car Enthusiasts
Since 1989.

President/Editor
Tony Karsnia
East Bethel, MN
612.325.2344

Vice President
Gene Rafferty
Blaine, MN
763.780.0386
Secretary/Treasurer
Jon Wurm
Forest Lake, MN
651.464.6524
Webmaster
Jeff Stanton
Eagan, MN 

Co-Webmaster
Dennis Goethe
St. Louis, MO


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