Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region


The term Concours come from the early French car shows where owners would show their prized autos to a public audience.  These eventually became judged events where the most minute detail of the machines were judged for quality and cleanliness.  In the Chicago Region we have five formal Concours that are competitive events that judge the cleanliness, preparation and condition of Porsches in several classes.  These range from the ultra-detailed judging of the entire body, engine and undercarriage to just a wash and wax for fun.  Many of our members are national class winners and are always available for answering questions and giving advise.   Each year we conduct a Concours Preparation seminar which will give you tips on keeping your Porsche as pretty as new.

Our members and judges have restored and competed at local and national events and will share both mechanical and cosmetic restoration tips with you.  We also have low pressure “Show and Shine” events which are not judged and allow us to get together and just enjoy showing our special Porsches.

Sunday, March 22
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Napleton Westmont Porsche
201 E Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL

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Shaffer, manager for Porsche Classics and curator of their Heritage Gallery at the Experience Center in Atlanta will tell us about the Classics program. His responsibilities include Factory restoration and coordination of the heritage vehicles at the Center. His past experience includes General Manager of Brumos Porsche. He is a frequent panelist and speaker on Porsche and auto racing.

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.

Sunday, June 21
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Promenade
631 E Boughton Road

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Celebrate Concours 1 on Father’s Day at the Prom- enade in Bolingbrook. Bring the whole family. for Porsches, fun, food and shopping.

COACHING CORRAL If you are new to concours and are not quite ready to have your car judged, then be part of our coaching corral. One of our many experienced judges will look at your car and give you help- ful tips and guidance to get you ready to compete. A great way to get started, meet new members and become a regular concours partici- pant.

REMEMBER let the registration team know that you want to be part of the coaching corral when you pay your entry fee.

Sunday, April 5
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fluid Motor Union
2108 Ferry Road #102
Naperville, IL 60010

Fee: $20.00

This is the event to learn how to judge at the Chicago Region Concours events and at Porsche Parade.  All PCA Members are welcome.

Questions: Michael Grove (708) 363-1294 RSVP by April 1st on clubregistration.net

Please note: This session will not cover how to prepare your car.  Please see the Concours School info.

Sunday, February 23
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Porsche Exchange
2300 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park

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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 2020 season.

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Requirements for Concours Judge Certification:

  • Maintain a Concours Judge Log Book and have all events signed off by the Chief Class Judge or Event Chair
  • Attend Concours School at least once every two years
  • Attend Concours Judges School at least once every two years
  • Display a Porsche in a judged class at a Regional or National PCA Concours event at least three times during the past two year period
  • Attend at least five Regional Concours events as a Judge during the past two year period
  • Demonstrate your judging skills at a Regional Concours to two Chief Class Judges sufficient to receive certification

Requirements for Concours Chief Class Judge Certification:

  • Obtain Concours Judge Certification
  • Attend at least three Regional Concours events as a Judge during the past year
  • Commitment to attend at least four Regional Concours Events in the upcoming year as a Chief Class judge
  • Display a Porsche at a National PCA Concours in a Full or Touring Class at least once during the past five year period
  • Participate in the Judging process at a national PCA Concours at least once during the past three years
  • Demonstrate your judging skills at a Regional Concours to two Chief Class Judges sufficient to receive certification


  • All Certified Concours Judges will receive a Chicago Region Concours Judge patch to display proudly
  • All list of all Certified Concours Judges will be maintained and updated by the Chicago Region Concours Chair
  • A list of all Certified Concours Judges will be listed on the Chicago Region website to recognize their commitment to the Region Concours Program