Monday, September 30, 2013

Final Race Logo

Final graphic for the shirts this year. Keeping with the vintage race theme, its an adaptation/recreation of the 1932 National Air Races patch. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hotel Update (with updated link)

I just got word that the Comfort Suites is booked solid for Friday night. I called around and there is still plenty of rooms at other local hotels and bed and breakfasts. Click the link below for more information.

If you will need ride between the hotel and airport, please let me know. I an happy to shuttle anyone back and forth.

Link to Waupaca Hotels

Please make sure to make sure the date field is correct.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

An Evening with Bill Brennand

Years ago when my Sonerai was based in Oshkosh, I met Bill when he drove past my hanger and stopped to see the little airplane. Over the years Bill would stop by to say chat and see what I was working on. On one such visit, Bill handed me a CD that contained over 300 pictures taken by him or given to him by Steve Wittman, many of them unpublished. Not long after, he dropped by again and handed me a DVD of race footage that he had shot from the same era.

This past year I asked Bill if he would come to the Northwoods race and share those pictures, videos and experiences with us and he happily agreed. Its possibly a once in a lifetime chance to hear and see what it was like to be involved in the old days of air racing from someone that lived it.

A few years ago, Jim Cunningham wrote a book called Bill Brennand: Air Racing and Other Aerial Adventures. Bill is going to bring copies of the book and autograph them. The books will be $25 for a soft cover and $30 for the hardcover version.

Below is a small sample of the pictures. Please join us if can!

2013 Race Logo and Shirt Graphic!

Backup Course Briefing


The link below contains the information for our backup course. We will use this only in the case of poor weather on the primary.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Just a quick update,

As previously mentioned, there is a PRIMARY and a BACKUP course for the Northwoods 100 this year.

Click below for a link to the preliminary briefing for the PRIMARY course:

I will post the preliminary briefing for the BACKUP course soon. For what it is worth, the backup is the same as last year's course and the briefing will look much the same.

Also, I had failed to mention the race entry fee in the previous post. The race entry fee of $30 includes the Friday night cookout and the post race lunch, an awesome T-shirt and a certificate for all of the racers. I will also update the previous post. 

I will post the graphic for the shirt soon!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Race Course and Details

Pack some warm clothes and head "up nort" for the third running of the Northwoods Air Race!

When: October 5th, 2013
Where: Waupaca, WI (KPCZ)
Sectional: Green Bay
Airport Manager: Peter Andersen

Race Host: 
Jeff Lange

Schedule of Events:

4-8pm: Racer Arrival and registration 
8-??PM: The Golden Age of Air Racing - An Evening with Bill Brennand (more details to follow)

10:00am: Race Briefing
10:30am: Race Staging
11:00am Race Start
11:30pm: Race Awards and Lunch

Rental Car
Enterprise Rental Cars
U.S. Highway 10 East
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 341-1200

They will deliver the car right to the airport if you reserve in advance.

Hotel Info
Comfort Inn
199 Foxfire Drive
Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 942-0500

Shuttle between airport and hotel provided (by the hotel or myself)

The race entry fee of $30 includes the Friday night cookout and the post race lunch, an awesome T-shirt and a certificate for all of the racers. 

Registration Link:

Race course – 122.2nm

Depart: KPCZ (Waupaca, WI)
Turn 1: KCLI (Clintonville, WI)
Turn 2: KISW (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
Turn 3: Y50 (Wautoma, WI)
Finish: KPCZ (Waupaca, WI)

More details to follow!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 Northwoods 100

Less than a month till the race! Course and details will follow shortly.