Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region


Now that you own at least one Porsche, perhaps you would like to enjoy its road going capabilities on a driving tour with some of your PCA friends and acquaintances. Driving tours are for people who want to have fun and make new friends. Whiners and complainers are not tolerated.

The Chicago Region currently offers two driving tours per year. One tour is in the springtime and the other is in the fall. The tours are typically two or three days long and they are usually to an interesting destination. Many tour destinations have had an automotive theme but the tours are not limited to points of interest with automotive themes. All of the destinations are fun places!

On any tour where overnight accommodations are required, blocks of discounted hotel rooms are reserved for our members. On many tours, group dinners are arranged so all the attendees can dine together, socialize and make new friends. Some of the tours will be restricted to a certain number of hotel rooms, but PCA members can participate in the tour and dining but must find accommodations on their own. Reservations will be first come, first serve.

Typically there is no charge to participate in the driving tours themselves. Most tours avoid interstate highways when possible. Country (Porsche) roads are always preferred. Some tours may be held in conjunction with other PCA regions.

Got a free weekend? Join in on one of the tours. Exercise your pride and joy and enjoy the countryside.

If you have any questions, please contact John Diwik, the Driving Tour Coordinator, at 630-962-9224 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.