The Chicago Region of the Porsche Club of America was established in 1957 as the Chicago-Milwaukee region, making the 6th region in the country. The region was the host of the fourth Parade in 1959 at Nippersink Manor in southern Wisconsin. By 1960, the northern Illinois membership had grown so large that it could support it’s own region and a split at the border could be made. Beginning in 1960, the original Chicago-Milwaukee region became the Chicago region and a new region was created in Milwaukee. We are one of the largest regions with more than 3800 members and are part of PCA’s Zone 13.
For more on how the region started, click here.
The members of the Chicago Region of the Porsche Club of America are joined together and are mutually pledged to the furtherance and promotion of the following:
- The highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads.
- The enjoyment and sharing of good will and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche and engaging in such social and other events as may be agreeable to the membership.
- The maintenance of the highest standards of operations and performance of the marque by sharing and exchanging technical and mechanical information.
- The establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche dealers and service sources to the end that the marque shall prosper and continue to enjoy its unique leadership and position in sports car history.
- The interchange of ideas and suggestions with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world and in such cooperation as may be desirable.
- The establishment of such mutually cooperative relationships as may be desirable with other Sports Car Clubs.
- Mutual cooperation with Porsche Club of America, Inc. and with other regions of PCA.
For more information about becoming a member, see our membership page here.
If you have any questions regarding membership, click here to contact our membership chair.
These are the events that are happening in the next three months. See our Event Schedule for our events looking out a year.
01apr8:30 am11:00 amPorsches & Pastries 1 and Show and Shine 18:30 am - 11:00 am Labriola Bakery & CafeNotes:Registration is open
Please join us for Porsches & Pastries #1 at Labriola Bakery & Cafe 3021 Butterfield Oak Brook, IL 60523 8:30-11:00am We are going back in for another great Porsches & Pastries at
Please join us for Porsches & Pastries #1 at Labriola Bakery & Cafe
3021 Butterfield Oak Brook, IL 60523 8:30-11:00am
We are going back in for another great Porsches & Pastries at one of our favorite venues.
Please register in advance…we want to give our hosts an idea of how many members are coming and for us to reach you if there are any last minute changes.
Once again, we will be holding a “Show and Shine” in conjunction with the Porsches & Pastries. In these new events there will be a much simpler judging of the exterior only of the car and there will also be a peoples choice. All you need to do is clean the outside of your car (body, wheels and glass) and you are ready to participate. Cars will be judged by the concours judges, all attendees with the People’s Choice and by youth judges. Every level is welcome. If you’ve never participated in concours before, this fun and informal Show and Shine-type event will definitely be a great start to learn the ins and outs of concours and participating in the concours events later in the summer.
Show and Shine participants are restricted to Porsche vehicles only.
Please let us know if you are planning bring guests.
See you there!
Robert Safeemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 11:00 am
05apr11:00 am12:00 pm2023 Parade Phase II Registration Opens11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phase II Registration opens April 6, 2022 at 12 noon ET (11 CT) See Welcome | Porsche Parade 2023 for more information.
Phase II Registration opens April 6, 2022 at 12 noon ET (11 CT)
See Welcome | Porsche Parade 2023 for more information.
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
16apr11:30 am4:30 pmSpring Tech Session11:30 am - 4:30 pm Northstar MotorsportsNotes:Registration is open
The 2023 Track Season is about to begin and it’s important to make sure that both the car and driver’s equipment are all up to the job. This Tech Session
The 2023 Track Season is about to begin and it’s important to make sure that both the car and driver’s equipment are all up to the job. This Tech Session will feature include:
- a discussion of items to have inspected on your Porsche before the driving season starts;
- a preview of new products for 2023 from Alpinestars, Arai, Bell, Endless, HJC, OMP, Pagid, Pyrotect, Recaro, Sabelt, Schroth, Sparco and Stilo; and
- a review of the Tech Form and a Mock Tech Inspection for new drivers.
- Pizza, beer, wine & pop!
People you will meet
Owner, Northstar Motorsports: Our Host, Chicago Region Chief Driving Instructor, is a Grand-Am, IMSA, Daytona, Sebring and PCA Racer. John will be on hand to discuss equipment, requirements, options, what works and what doesn’t.
PCA Chicago Region: Experts covering Track, Autocross, Drivers Education, Racing and Porsche set-up will be on hand to shed light on questions you have that they have come up against previously. Knowledge is well shared within our PCA Chicago Region community.
Where? Northstar Motorsports, 28144 W. Industrial Ave, Suite 108, Lake Barrington, IL (847) 304-5515. When? April 16, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Contact: Jody Freund at 847-609-4265 or email@example.com.
Please pre-register at Clubregistration.net.
Jody Freundpca.firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-609-4265
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
23apr9:00 am2:00 pmConcours Judges School9:00 am - 2:00 pm Midwest Performance Cars - NorthbrookNotes:Registration is open
The 24th Annual PCA-Chicago Region Concours Judges School will be an in-person event. How to judge and be judged. Refresh your concours judging skills. We will discuss
The 24th Annual PCA-Chicago Region Concours Judges School will be an in-person event.
How to judge and be judged. Refresh your concours judging skills. We will discuss the fundamentals of
concours judging and the judge’s role.
All PCA Members are welcome. Please note: This session will not cover how to prepare your car.
Midwest Performance Cars
1848 Holste Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
9:00am Check-in / Coffee & Donuts
9:30am Introduction; The judges role; Score sheets overview
10:30am Judging scenario and discussion – exterior, interior and storage, engine and chassis
12:00pm Lunch / Q&A
1:00pm Optional Session – Porsche Parade Concours Judging
Registration required on clubregistration.net.
Note: There is no fee this year for the event. There will be a lunch served and participants are encouraged to bring a folding chair.
Questions: Michael Grove (708) 363-1294
Midwest Performance Cars
MPC Professionals care about the performance of your import vehicle and overall satisfaction. We stand behind our work with triple the industry standard warranty — 3 years or 100,000 miles. Our integrity, values and morals are clear, we understand you have many choices for your auto service and we aim to be an open book with all the steps and services we perform as part of the MPC experience.
Henrique Regina & Alex Blockconcours@pca-chicago.org
(Sunday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Midwest Performance Cars - Northbrook
1848 Holste Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
29apr7:00 am4:00 pmPrecision Car Clinic - AX School7:00 am - 4:00 pm Wintrust Field (aka Boomers Stadium)Notes:Registration is open
Porsche Club of America-Chicago Region is hosting this unique opportunity to learn the fundamental skills necessary for Precision Care Control from our talented members and instructors. Fundamentals include extreme braking,
Porsche Club of America-Chicago Region is hosting this unique opportunity to learn the fundamental skills necessary for Precision Care Control from our talented members and instructors. Fundamentals include extreme braking, importance of vehicle balance, fastest and safest line through a turn and many other skills that directly transfer to daily driving, autocross, high speed Driver’s Education and even racing! Experience what it looks and feels like to REALLY control your Porsche in a safe, controlled environment.
Who should attend?
Anyone wanting to improve their driving skills, has a need for speed, or wishes to understand and experience the capability of their vehicle in a safe, closed-course environment. This is also great for folks who plan to participate in other extreme car control, Autocross or Driver’s Education events.
What should I expect?
Classroom and in-car instruction with a heavy emphasis on driving because we believe the best way to learn is to do it! The classroom sessions cover the fundamentals of performance driving and Autocross, the events our club use to test and improve these skills. You’ll also receive personal in-car instruction while navigating through various exercises marked by traffic cones. Finally, you’ll be coached by volunteer PCA-experienced drivers as you negotiate a complete, untimed Autocross course, at your own speed. This event will occur rain or shine (besides, some driving exercises are more fun in the rain!).
Autocross School co-coordinators Adam Kern and Joe Morsello, along with a whole host of volunteer instructors, will be putting on this first driving event of the season.
Pre-registration by April 18th is required. Lunch and a t-shirt are included in the registration fee and must be ordered in advance. Those who do not pre-register by the 18th will not be provided lunch or a t-shirt.
Please be prepared to display a valid driver’s license. Minors must provide junior waivers signed by at least one parent (preferably both).
Snell 2015 SA- or M-approved or newer helmets are required but a few loaner helmets will be available. See the sponsors section of our website for PCA Chicago supporters who can provide you with appropriately sized equipment to meet your needs.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
05may6:45 am5:00 pmBlackhawk 1 - Novice Day6:45 am - 5:00 pm Blackhawk Farms RacewayNotes:Registration is open
Now’s the time to schedule some springtime excitement! Driving your Porsche at speed on a track, in a safe and controlled environment, with an instructor sitting right next to
Now’s the time to schedule some springtime excitement! Driving your Porsche at speed on a track, in a safe and controlled environment, with an instructor sitting right next to you!
Blackhawk Farms Raceway, in South Beloit (near the Wisconsin/Illinois border), is a complex 1.9 mile, 7-turn track that provides an ideal learning environment that will keep you focused all day.
We typically have 40+ novice drivers, so this is a great way to meet fellow enthusiasts, learn the track, learn the car, and have a GREAT time doing it. We also incorporate a group of more experienced drivers, so no matter what your experience, this is an excellent “season opener” for you track enthusiasts, or soon-to-be track enthusiasts.
This event is open to all sport cars that pass tech (Cayenne, Macan or other SUV’s are not allowed) and to all drivers 18 and older with an emphasis on the novice driver. This is the event to attend if you are new to the club and are interested in learning how to drive your car on a race track. Novice drivers get a morning and afternoon classroom sessions and in-car instruction.
This event also has an online classroom session on Wednesday, May 3rd, starting at 7:00 PM where you will learn the basics of safely driving on a race track and what to expect during the event. If you have never driven on a race track, attending this session is highly recommended. Access information for attending the session will be emailed to new drivers in advance of the session.
We typically have 40 or more novice drivers at this event so in addition to learning how to handle your vehicle. It is also a great way to meet fellow club members. Again this year we will be incorporating one experienced group at this Novice Day event. This group is open to all who have previous track experience but have not reached the Instructor level.
This event is sponsored by longtime PCA Chicago supporter The Porsche Exchange in Highland Park, which will be providing an event souvenir and a free lunch (what’s not to like?)
By the way, we’ll need instructors for our new or less-experienced drivers, but as a thank-you, volunteer instructors will receive a voucher for use at a future PCA Chicago event.
The Porsche Exchange
The Porsche Exchange is a Porsche exclusive dealership that operates out of Highland Park. We have been here for over 30 years and we have worked with thousands of Porsche customers and enthusiasts over the years. We would love to work with you. Though we may be a large dealer with over 100 new Porsche models routinely in stock, we are still a family-owned dealership, and we look forward to each and every customer interaction.
Todd Conforti & Pete Hackensonblackhawkemail@example.com, 847-254-1527
(Friday) 6:45 am - 5:00 pm
06may8:00 am11:00 amPorsches & Pastries 28:00 am - 11:00 am Calibrè CoffeeNotes:Registration is open
Spring is already upon us, so spring your Porsche out of the garage, enjoy the ride, and enjoy a beautiful spring morning with your friends! This event will happen, rain or
Spring is already upon us, so spring your Porsche out of the garage, enjoy the ride, and enjoy a beautiful spring morning with your friends!
This event will happen, rain or shine! Come join your friends for our second P&P of the season. Our host, Calibre Coffee, located in The Arboretum of South Barrington, is an independent coffee house offering a variety of blends and food items. (www.calibrecoffee.com) Share a cup of coffee, enjoy some tasty snacks (both infused with a healthy dash of camaraderie) and spend a fine morning catching up with a hundred of your closest PCA-C friends!
Please register by May 3 so we can give our host a heads up on what to expect. And then keep an eye out for the owner’s 1966 Volvo 122S, lightly used with only about 600,000 miles on it.
Please wear your club name tags to help break the ice for many new members attending their first club event. You are encouraged to donate in support of the Club’s charity of the year, Mobile Makers when you register for the event. (www.mobilemakers.org)
See you there!
Robert Safeemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 11:00 am
100 W Higgins Rd Ste H-60, South Barrington, IL 60010
07may8:30 am5:00 pmRallye School8:30 am - 5:00 pm Engineering Systems Inc
Ever wonder what a rallye is? Want to polish up your rallye skills? Want to learn the basics of rallying? Then join us for Rallye School on May 7, 2023. $30.00 registration fee
Ever wonder what a rallye is?
Want to polish up your rallye skills?
Want to learn the basics of rallying?
Then join us for Rallye School on May 7, 2023.
$30.00 registration fee per team. Each team must consist of a licensed driver over the age of 18 and a navigator over the age of 16. We are unable to partner individual attendees to run in the practice rallye, though individual registrants may attend Rallye School for a $15.00 registration fee.
Registration opens at 8:30am on the day of the event. There will be light snacks and beverages served. School will start promptly at 9:00am.
Following Rallye School, a practice rallye will be held beginning at 12:30 PM, giving attendees the opportunity to practice newly acquired rallye skills.
See you at Rallye School!!
(Sunday) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Engineering Systems Inc
4215 Campus Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
13may8:00 am4:00 pmAutocross 18:00 am - 4:00 pm Wintrust Field (aka Boomers Stadium)Notes:Registration is open
Autocross is an inexpensive opportunity to enthusiastically drive your Porsche or other make, in a controlled, and safe environment. Drivers navigate through per-determined course outlined with road cones. You will test
Autocross is an inexpensive opportunity to enthusiastically drive your Porsche or other make, in a controlled, and safe environment. Drivers navigate through per-determined course outlined with road cones.
You will test and improve your driving skills while experiencing the impressive handling performance of your car.
Everyone is encouraged to attend, particularly if you plan to participate in any other driving events throughout the year. Join us for some fun while becoming a better driver!
Registration opens: 8:00 am
Course Open to Walk 8:30 am
Registration closes: 9:00 am
Drivers meeting: 9:20 am
First group starts: 9:30 am
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
25may(may 25)8:00 pm28(may 28)5:00 pmRoad America Driver's Education (RADE)8:00 pm - 5:00 pm (28) Road AmericaNotes:Registration is open
The Chicago Region Porsche Club presents RADE, a novice driver school with an emphasis on safety, in Elkhart Lake, WI at Road America—one of the premier racetracks in the country.
The Chicago Region Porsche Club presents RADE, a novice driver school with an emphasis on safety, in Elkhart Lake, WI at Road America—one of the premier racetracks in the country. This program, held over the Memorial Day weekend, was developed to teach novice drivers 18+ the skills necessary to drive your sports Porsche (no SUVs) at its limits in a safe and controlled environment. All students will be provided an in-car instructor to show you the proper “line” around the track, teach how the principles of accel- and deceleration impact your vehicle, and help you learn car awareness on this 4-mile, 14-turn track.
All drivers who have not driven Road America previously should attend the valuable, novice driver’s orientation meeting on Thursday, May 25th at 8pm in the Siebkens Resort dining room, featuring veteran Club Race drivers John Ruther and Greg Turek, after which instructors will be assigned. Additional classroom sessions will be provided throughout the weekend.
Registration for this event is exclusively at clubregistration.net where the price schedule is outlined—including premium rates for Early Birds, discounts for 2-driver cars, golf cart rental and an event long-sleeved t-shirt (may not be available if not confirmed prior to May 12th). Online waivers are required for all participants. Your entry will not be not be confirmed if the e-waiver is not completed and payment is not made. Be sure to opt in for text communications to stay up to date with all event announcements.
Cancellations must be made via email to the event coordinator or registrar and will incur a nominal fee after April nd. There will be no refunds after May 19th or for no shows at the event due to the cost incurred by the club to rent the track to put on this event.
We recommend booking your hotel room as soon as possible as this is traditionally a very popular weekend in this resort town. Mention PCA Chicago if booking at the Osthoff Resort to receive the discounted block room rate. Siebken’s Resort and the Shore Club are also great options. Alternately, camping is offered through Road America’s website at https://www.gatemastertickets.com/store/products.aspx?catid=206%2C254%2C255&CompanyID=GM206&clear=false.
All applicable COVID protocols in place at the time of the event will be recognized and enforced.
INSTRUCTORS: To accommodate in-car instruction for novice drivers, please sign up as an instructor, if you are comfortable. Instructors will receive a non-transferable, non-divisible $75 voucher for 2 days and $100 for full weekend instruction that can be used toward another PCA Chicago track event or the annual holiday Dinner Dance. Instructors will be notified at least a week prior if a student will be assigned.
Email questions to Cheryl Lehman Collier or Cliff Horn at email@example.com.
The track was resurfaced after last season, so be one of the first drivers to experience the new, smooth, faster experience at Road America.
Cheryl Lehman Collier & Dave Mansfieldroadamericafirstname.lastname@example.org
25 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 28 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
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