2016 Street Survival Circle of Excellence
The North Star Chapter has been awarded the Circle of Excellence award from the BMW CCA Foundation for our leadership in Street Survival classes! A lot has gone into this passion for teaching people, especially teens, the concepts of vehicle dynamics necessary to successfully navigate the curves thrown them at out on the road. In 2002, Sheldon Nelson and Jay Gubrud led the initiative to develop our first driving school curriculum specifically for teenage drivers, and offered two schools per year through early 2006.
North Star then chose to switch to the Foundation’s Street Survival curriculum. As a Street Survival host, the North Star Chapter has hosted 2-3 schools a year since 2006 and 4 schools planned for 2017. In total, the club has hosted over 30 schools, placing North Star as one of the top Street Survival hosts amongst participating BMW CCA chapters, Porsche Club of America, Sports Car Club of America, Audi Club of North America and other organizations na- tionally. Every school hosted since 2013 has sold out, frequently with double digit wait lists as well as an average 10% rate of student return.