Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region

PCA Chicago Region News

January 20, 2019
11:00 AM

The Onion Pub and Brewery
22221 N Pepper Rd
Lake Barrington, IL

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The Club’s General Membership Meeting is taking place on SUNDAY, January 20, 2019, at The Onion Pub and Brewery, located at 22221 N. Pepper Road, in Lake Barrington IL. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m., and the Onion’s German Fest Buffet will be open for business beginning at noon. This is a great chance to catch up with old friends after the holidays, before the driving and competition season starts in earnest. It's also a fine opportunity for new members to get acquainted with the Club and all the fun things we do with these great cars, with these fine friends.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION through Club Reg IS REQUIRED for food count purposes, so don't miss out on this one, my friends.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Don't forget that Club Chief Driving Instructor John Ruther has invited us all to a post-event open house, from 2:30 p.m. onwards, at Northstar Motorsports, right down the street from the Onion at 28144 W. Industrial Ave., Suite 108, Barrington, IL. Club members will get a 10% discount on any purchases made at the open house, so be there to take advantage of this deal!

January 26, 2019

Tap House Grill
1472 Market St
Des Plaines, IL
Big Noise Theatre
515 E Thacker St
Des Plaines, IL

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We will be meeting at the Tap House Grill in Des Plaines at 5PM for drinks and dinner. 1472 Market St, Des Plaines is the address. Everyone will be in charge of their own tab at the Tap House.

We will leave the Tap House at 7PM for a short 10 minute drive to the Big Noise Theatre at 515 E Thacker St, Des Plaines.

The Play begins promptly at 7:30 so we need to be in our seats by no later then 7:20.

The Big Noise Theatre production of Robert Harling's 1987 Comedy-Drama Play Steel Magnolias we will be transported to Truvy's Beauty Spot in NW Louisiana. The 1989 hit film was based on the play.

After the play we will have a very special Cast Meet and Greet with coffee and cookies.

We are limited to ​just 50 seat​​s at the theatre so please sign up as soon as possible. The last play with meet and greet we did as a club sold out very quickly so please don't get caught on the outside looking in.

The regular price for the play is $30, but we are getting a great group rate discount of just $15 per person.

There is an option of just doing the Play/Cast Meet and Greet. If you are skipping the Tap House please let us know by use the Option of Play Only at Clubregistration.net.

Sunday, February 17, 2019
5:30 - 8:30 PM

Cooper's Hawk
798 W Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL

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Join our St Valentine’s Dinner at one of of club’s favorite venue’s...Cooper’s Hawk Winery. Two years ago we had a complete sell out of 100 members with a long waiting list so please sign up at Clubregistration.net as soon as possible. We will be in the private Cellar Room which is located downstairs and is an absolutely beautiful space! It has wine barrels that line the walls, private bathrooms, a full bar and coat check.

February 24, 2019

Porsche Exchange
2300 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

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Chili tasting and edible Porsche art continues to be one of the year’s most anticipated events. This along with the car appearance clinic for new and old Porsches will get you ready for the many great events of the 2019 season.


March 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Napleton Westmont Porsche
201 E Ogden Ave.
Westmont, IL

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If you ever had an interest in showing your beautiful Porsche, this is the seminar just for you. It will be moderated by long-time national certified judges and winners who will take the mystery and misery out of what can be an intimidating experience. The seminar will cover the judging basics and show you what both local and national judges are looking for at a judged contest. Sample judging sheets will be provided.

We will advise you on the type of products to use to get the maximum effect when preparing your car. Using various Porsches, we will also show you how to address common faults and what techniques to use to correct them. Whether you have an older Porsche or the newest model, both respond well to proper cleaning and preparation. We will address: Exterior, Interior, Storage area, Engine and Chassis. Even if you are not a competitor these classes will be of great benefit to the caring of your Porsche.

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.)

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.