We had a wonderful 25th Anniversary celebration in Brainerd for the Audi Club North America hosted by the Glacier Lakes Chapter. The days were exceptional and unseasonably cold, but all had a great time. 54 drivers from all over the country were instructed in the skills of performance driving by over 35 Audi Club driving instructors. Uwe Fricker (Audi Driving Experience) joined us to assist in our driving instruction and give all of our instructors some extra tips. We were also honored to have Johan de Nysschen (President of Audi of America) join us at the track and speak at the banquet. Marilyn Beddor and Steve Beddor were honorary guests. Go to www.audiclubna.org for some pics and videos.
More to be posted in the coming weeks.
A very special THANK YOU to all of our instructors for their time in helping each student driver reach their objectives and potential throughout the weekend.
In addition, we’d like to thank the following individuals from the Club for making the event such a success:
Kent Anderson (Director, ACNA and GLQC) – overall event coordinator
Mark Gottwalt (Vice President, GLQC) – overall event support
Karen Chadwick (Executive Director, ACNA) – event coordinator, national and international liaison
Marianne Goren – non-driving event coordinator and registrar
Bill Tippie and Steve Nelson – driving school chairs
Jon Hansen, Bruce Bonine, and Joe Stifter – Carousel Audi and Maplewood Audi
Barb Weernink (Secretary, GLQC) and Chan Sam (Membership Committee Chair, GLQC) – marketing and silent auction
Peter Puffer (Director, GLQC) – classroom instructor
Keith Anderson (Director, GLQC) – lead instructor
Louis Zachary (President, GLQC) – overall leadership and instructor support
Tom Mahoney – caravan and fall drive coordinator
Jim Hidding - sponsorship support
Jeff Millikin (Red Fly Motorsports) – videography
Dean Esmail – photography