Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region

Concours

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.


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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

Recognition:

  • 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