Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region

PCA Chicago Region News

May 19, 2019
9:30 AM

West Aurora Plaza
2131 W. Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506

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Take a driving tour on the country roads in and around Kane and Kendall Counties to commemorate the 483rd anniversary of King Henry VIII quickie annulment from Anne Boleyn. You won’t lose your way (or your head) on this rallye as long as you mind your speed and time. We’ll finish the day at Hardware Sustainable Gastropub and Brewery for amazing food and beverages.

May 24 - 26, 2019

Road America
N7390 State Highway 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

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The Road America Drivers' Education “RADE” event is a driver school put on each spring by the Chicago Region Porsche Club with an emphasis on safety. Held in Elkhart Lake, WI at Road America, one of the premier racetracks in the world. This program has been developed over many years to teach you the skills you need to drive your Porsche at its limits in a safe and secure environment.

We have offered a limited number of spots to Badger BMW members.  Those with previous Road America experience along with their BMW’s will be allowed to participate.

This event is held over Memorial Day weekend and you must pass technical inspection (SUV’s, Cayennes or Macans are not allowed), and to drivers age 18 and older with an emphasis on the novice driver.  Starting Thursday night, May 23rd with a novice driver meeting, and ending Sunday, May 26th, RADE leaves Memorial Day open to celebrate with friends and family.

June 1, 2019
July 20, 2019
August 24, 2019
September 21, 2019

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PCA Chicago’s autocross mission is to provide a safe and structured environment in which to promote the development and improvement of driving skills. Autocross is a timed competition where drivers navigate through a temporary course created by traffic cones. Autocross places emphasis on car control, handling and driver skill rather than sheer horsepower. PCA Autocross has many classes which allow any model and vintage Porsche to compete with other Porsches exhibiting similar performance characteristics. The constant attention required for continuous precision turns, plus braking and accelerating, makes autocross one of the highest adrenaline motor sports you may ever attempt. At every event, we are treated to a unique course layout, with lap times in the 40-60 second range. 

June 8, 2019
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

St Joesph Church Parking Lot
17951 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430

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Last year we had so much FUN touring the famous Murals with Homewood’s Event Manager Allisa that we decided to come back this year for a even larger event...The Street Artisan Fair. The fair is a 2 day event with 105 artisan booths, several bands, and street food vendors that attracted over 5,000 people last year. 

This event looks like so much fun that we have invited our brethren from the Michiana Chapter to jump in their cars and join us. It’s only 80 mile/1.5 hour drive from South Bend (don’t forget about time change). Michiana’s Region President Murray Bartel and I met at last year’s parade. We thought we should try to bring our two great Regions together for some fun this summer.  

We will start out by parking in the St Joseph parking lot (Homewood Police Dept is directly across the street) at 10:30AM where we will meet up with Allisa. 

At 11:30...We will take a short 2 minute walk to the Vice District Microbrewery, 18027 Dixie Highway. The owner Jessie will have plenty of room in their 120 seat taproom and take us in small groups for tours of the brewery. Jessie is arranging a food truck from Famous Mae’s Que to supply us with a great BBQ lunch. To make thing super simple...drinks and lunch are on your own tabs, but I need everyone to register online to help make sure Mae’s Que has enough food.

After lunch you are welcome to stay as long as you like at the taproom before heading into the Artisan/Music/Food Fair which is open until 9PM. Homewood has their Farmer’s Market open for business in the morning so we might want to walk across the street before we leave for our walk to the Vice District. 

June 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL

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Celebrate Concours 1 on Father’s Day at the Promenade in Bolingbrook. Bring the family.

April 26, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 26, 2019
September 28 - 29, 2019

Blackhawk Farms Raceway
15538 Prairie Road
South Beloit, Illinois 61080

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Three Friday events plus our two-day Oktoberfest weekend.

The season begins with our Novice Day event on Friday, April 26th. This event is dedicated to the novice driver. This is the event to attend if you are new to the club. 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.

The June 21 and July 26 events are open to novice and experienced drivers. Run groups will be based on driver experience. A novice group with both on track and classroom instruction will also be provided. A Special 50th BHF Anniversary event will be on June 21 - Stay Tuned!!

The season ends with the Oktoberfest two-day weekend event. This is open to drivers with previous experience. No novice instruction will be provided. The weekend event includes dinner party Saturday and pizza at the track Sunday.

June 23, 2019

Mariano’s
1822 Willow Road
Northfield, Il 60093

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Join us for a Sunday drive through the North/Northwest Suburbs for the second rallye of the season. This rallye will be a combination of rural and suburban roads with opportunities to enjoy the scenery.

June 29, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

LaBriola Café
3021 E Butterfield Rd
Oak Brook IL 60523

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Refresh your spirit with a Sweet Drive in your uncompromising Porsche! Experience it’s razor sharp handling & performance that makes your soul soar!

Come join us for a cup of coffee paired with excellent fresh baked Italian pastry that are infused with a bit of camaraderie with your PCA friends!

July 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

24075 W Chardon Rd
Grayslake, IL

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The summer tradition continues at the Fischer`s... Thank you to the Fischer Family! Come and enjoy a day of Porsches, friends, fun, food, beverages, games and music.

July 19 - 22, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

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There will not be a Spring Driving Tour in 2019. Instead we will have a Summer Driving Tour. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is one of two vintage car races on city streets in the U.S. We will be driving to Pittsburgh on Friday 7/19. We will stop for a nice barbecue lunch along the way in central Ohio. We will arrive in Pittsburgh at 6:00 pm or so. Friday night is a free night, nothing is planned. Go out and explore the city!

I have reserved a block of 55 rooms at the Hampton Inn University Center Pittsburgh/Oakland for each night (Friday thru Sunday). The discounted room rate is $139.00 per night plus tax. Same price as in 2016 when we last visited!

The Allegheny Region PCA (ARPCA) runs a great event in Schenley Park (where the race course is....). Attendees park their Porsche’s on a fairway, on the golf course. The parking location is a 2 minute walk to the race course. The ARPCA provides a wonderful catered lunch on Saturday and Sunday right on the golf course. Did I mention that every single fairway will be covered with cars from every imaginable marque? It’s an honest to goodness cargasm! Attendees are welcome to tour the paddock area which is just full of amazing and historical race cars. You can walk right up and touch them! There is free shuttle bus service to and from the paddock.

We will caravan to the event from the hotel on Saturday and Sunday morning. The qualifications/racing is through by 5 or 6 pm each day. The hotel will provide a segregated parking area for our Porsche’s. A washing area is also available for the “concours” diehards!

On Sunday evening, we will dine as a group in one of Pittsburgh’s better restaurants. We will travel by motor coach. The view of the city is remarkable. You will see why they call it “Three Rivers Stadium”! (Ask anyone who has been there....) This event is limited to 92 participants!

We will make sure that you have time to explore Pittsburgh which is a great town that has lost its rust-belt reputation! Great shopping, dining and sightseeing are available.

The hotel has approved a Porsche Club cocktail party in the hotel lobby on Saturday evening/night. So we can take over the lobby and party like it’s 1999! (Unfortunately without Prince.)

August 17 - 18, 2019

Gingerman Raceway
61414 County Road 388
South Haven, MI 49090

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The Chicago Region invites you to join us for our 24th annual Drivers Education weekend at GingerMan Raceway, which is located just outside the scenic Lake Michigan resort community of South Haven, Michigan.

We hope you can join us for one of the season’s premier DE events.

GingerMan Raceway is a challenging 2.21 mile road course with 11 turns, a number of elevation changes, and plenty of runoff areas. Not only is it fun to drive, but it was built with optimal driver safety in mind, which makes it a great choice for less experienced drivers.

October 18 - 20, 2019

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Come out and explore the “Great River Road” from La Crosse, WI to Burlington, IA. Our adventure starts in West Chicago, IL on Friday 10/18 and proceeds to Lena, IL where we will dine at the now famous Lena Drive Inn. After lunch, we drive up the Mississippi River to La Crosse, WI where we will stay overnight at the Fairfield Inn. On Saturday 10/19 we cross the river and proceed south along the Mississippi River. We will have lunch riverside at the Off Shore Bar & Grill in Bellevue, IA. Then we continue down the river to Burlington, IA where we cross back into Illinois and proceed to Canton, IL. We will stay overnight Saturday in Canton and we will dine together at the American Grille. On Sunday 10/20 we will head for home on a (more or less) direct route to the Chicago area along the Illinois River.