German Car Day Sunday June 19

german16-1024x689We always like to see the Audi marque and NAAC well-represented, and you can read more about this event below. If you come by the NAAC table, you just might be able to pick up a nice little logo flashlight/keychain!

You can also take in the new MOT exhibit, “Marque of Excellence”, featuring vehicles such as the Porsche 959 and 962, a BMW M1, and a collection of photographs by legendary motorsport photographer Jesse Alexander. More information about the exhibit may be found. Bring your Audi (or anything else German) to the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation German Car day, and show off that German engineering.

This is a very family-friendly event so bring your kids with you and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the park, meeting other enthusiasts, and gazing at German engineering at its finest. There will be ballots, judges and trophies for the taking, as well as food and entertainment. NAAC will have a tent/banner, so drop by and say hello.

The show starts at 10 am and runs until 2 pm. The Lars Anderson Museum is located at 15 Newton Street Brookline, MA 02445. More info HERE

NAAC Annual Meeting Saturday May 14

The NAAC annual meeting took place on May 14 at Moonstones, Chelmsford, MA. After a bit of socializing and ordering meals, and the usual approval of past minutes and a review of finances, outgoing President Buddy Gregory led a review of the past year’s events, with special thanks to the event masters Scott Hochgraf, Charlie Learoyd, William Ellis, Faviana Olivier, Michael Collier, Michelle Gregory and Chris Miller.

May annual Meeting (June) William Ellis replaces Buddy Gregory as President; Michael Collier is continuing as Vice-President; Buddy is assuming the treasurer’s position; and Charlie Learoyd is continuing as Secretary.

Ian Duff, Paul Belmont, and Bailey Bishop come on to the board as members-at-large. Unfortunately Bobby Karol subsequently resigned, citing insufficient time to do the position justice. This leaves an open position on the board, so if you are interested please contact President William Ellis, william.ellis@naac-club.org.

More info HERE

2016 NAAC and Northeast Track Days partnership

The North Atlantic Audi Club is again partnering with Northeast Track Days (NTD) to provide High Performance Driver Education schools in 2016. These schools will be held at three premier road courses in the local area: Thompson Motor Speedway; Palmer Motorsport Park; and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. All schools will be one day events, focused on safe, fun and affordable track time for all levels of driving enthusiast.

NAAC will be providing the classroom talks and instructors to support NTD’s third year of track days. Run groups are small so that drivers will get 4 sessions on the track, (approx. 2 hours per day), several classroom sessions focusing on high performance driving techniques, and novice drivers will receive one-on-one coaching with an in-car instructor.

Events are planned for April 26, July 13, August 9 and October 18 at Palmer Motorsport park, June 22 at Thompson, CT and September 15 at NHMS in Loudon, NH. Click here for more information about NTD and links to registration through motorsportreg.com. You can indicate your NAAC affiliation when you register. If you have questions, check out the Frequently Ask Questions here.

NAAC 2016 Event Calendar

We are diligently working on our calendar, please let us know if there are events that are of interest to you and we will try our best to add them.
Event Date  Location
Winter Driving School II Feb 27-28 Dalton, NH (CANCELLED)
Rob Siegal Talk April 3 VFW, Natick, MA
Beer/Winery Tour April 16 So. NH
Track Day April 26 Palmer, Ware, MA
Cars & Coffee May 14 Audi Burlington MA
Annual Meeting May 14 Moonstones, Chelmsford MA
German Car Day June 19 Museum of Transportation Brookline, MA
Track Day June 22 Thompson, Thompson, CT
Track Day July 13 Palmer, Ware, MA
Track Day August 9 Palmer, Ware, MA
Track Day Sept. 15 NHMS, Loudon, NH
Fall Rally Oct. TBD TBD
Track Day Oct. 18 Palmer, Ware, MA

Talk by Rob Siegal, the “Hack Mechanic” in partnership with PCA

On Sunday, April 3 2016 the Northeast Region of the Porsche Club of America has generously invited NAAC members to attend a talk by the knowledgeable and humorous Rob Siegal, tech writer for the BMW club, former contributor to Road & Track magazine, and author of Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic. Rob will entertain us with his trials and tribulations and stories of skinned knuckles and showers of engine fluid in his quest to restore and maintain older cars.

More info here including registration info