MID-WINTER WARM-UP MEET
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
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.
~CLICK THE PICTURES FOR THE
||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.
Northland Chapter's 20th Birthday Cake, featuring a picture of Tony
Karsnia's 1975 M-M Cadillac Volunteer Ambulance in its previous color
||John Baines, Tony & Kim
Karsnia make sure the Victoria doesn't drive off during the
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.
thoughtfully welcomes us with a new Eagle Cadillac at the door.
Oldsmobiles, all in a row....
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.
Goethe, Jon Wurm, Tony & Kim Karsnia wonder why I'm taking their
picture. I have no answer.
||The S&S wheelcovers and
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.
PROFESSIONAL CAR SOCIETY
Upcoming Events |
Past Events | Featured
Pro Car | Links
Copyright © 1998 - 2011
▲Email the Webmaster