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2009
MID-WINTER WARM-UP MEET
RAMSEY, MINNESOTA

The Northlanders pulled off the incredible feat of having a sunny, 40 degree day in February for their first meet of the year.  On Saturday, February 7, 2009  there were 17 Northland Chapter members in attendance at the meet at Baines Professional Vehicles in Ramsey, MN, for a great, informative meet.  A delicious potluck lunch was provided by Northland Members and Tony Karsnia brought a picture cake celebrating the 20th birthday of the Northland Chapter.  Several scale model professional cars were on display including 1/18, 1/43 and 1/64 size, plus books and other artifacts.  Since we were at a professional car dealership, there were 10 full-size professional cars on display, spanning 45 years from 1964-2009. 

Alan Clark, the Cadillac-LaSalle Club's chief photographer for their international meets, gave a very interesting presentation on proper photography of cars.  Joe & Trudy Klein showed a video of their ambulance restoration, Jon Baines took us back to the 1980s with a video (VHS, not beta!) of the 1985 Limousine Show, and Dennis Goethe showed a DVD of Pierce Brother's "Perfect Remembrance" video made in 1943 of their operation, including shots of Henney Packard limousines, hearses, and sedan-ambulances in action.

For additional photographs, see Kevin Kocur's smug mug album.

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Joe Klein & Tony Karsnia, two of the original Northland Chapter members, hold the 20th birthday cake with John Baines' 1964 Victoria as a backdrop. Alan Cark gives pointers to the group on professional car photography.
The Northland Chapter's 20th Birthday Cake, featuring a picture of Tony Karsnia's 1975 M-M Cadillac Volunteer Ambulance in its previous color scheme. John Baines, Tony & Kim Karsnia make sure the Victoria doesn't drive off during the presentation.
We're grateful to our gracious and fun host, John Baines of Baines Professional Vehicles of Ramsey, Minnesota, who gave up his Saturday off to hang out with us! Alan Clark's summary of the points covered in his presentation.
John thoughtfully welcomes us with a new Eagle Cadillac at the door. Packards, Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles, all in a row....
And another new Eagle, this time a Chrysler hearse, welcomes visitors. More of the items on display brought by Northland Members including new membership items, previous issues of The Northland Crown Journal, and the PCS award to the TNCJ for publication excellence.
Peggy Goethe, Jon Wurm, Tony & Kim Karsnia wonder why I'm taking their picture.  I have no answer. The S&S wheelcovers and "Victoria."
Dennis did learn something from the photography presentation.  An artsy shot of John Baines' 1965 S&S Cadillac Victoria, showing three trademarks of S&S:  The gas door with the S&S emblem, the traditional S&S landau bows, and the cobra-grain top. Some of the many things Kevin Kocur brought to display.  Not shown were the delicious home-made sloppy joes that Kevin brought for lunch!
Some of the Northlanders gather for social time.    
 

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