Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region

PCA Chicago Region News

Sunday, March 19

Burr Ridge, Illinois
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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If you ever had an interest in showing your beautiful Porsche, this is a serious seminar just for first time beginners. It will be moderated by long- time national judges and winners who will take the mystery and misery out of what can be an intimidating experience. Attendance is open ONLY to first-timers or those that tried it once and got frustrated by the experience.

LIMITED NUMBER OF OPENINGS
This seminar will be limited to twenty students so there is time to take you through the what and how it is done.

CURRICULUM
The seminar will cover the judging basics and show you what both local and national judges are looking for at a judged contest. We will advise you on the type of products to use to get the maximum effect when preparing your car. Using actual 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 show you how.

March 25, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 PM

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

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Join us for our second Chicago Region Dinner Social of 2017. Help Celebrate our Region’s 60th Year and have a great meal with other PCA Members.

Registration is limited to 80 people, so register now at https://clubregistration.net or download, print, fill out and mail the attached Event Info PDF.

April 2nd, 2017
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Northstar Motorsports
28144 W. Industrial Ave, Suite 108
Lake Barrington, IL
(847) 304-5515

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The 2017 Track Season is about to begin and it’s important to make sure that both the car and driver’s equipment are up to the job. This Tech Session will feature a discussion of the following:

  • List of items to have checked on your Porsche before the driving season starts. 
  • Preview new products for 2017 from Alpinestars, Arai, Bell, Cobra, OMP, Pyrotect, Pagid, Recaro, Sparco and Stilo 
  • Review of the New Tech Form and a Mock Tech Inspection for new drivers. 
  • Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Bleeding/Flush Demonstration featuring The Steaks and Brakes Players!

Sunday, May 7
9:00 AM -  3 PM

Perfect Power
1009 Commerce Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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If you are thinking about trying a Rallye this year, this is the event to attend. Learn the Rallye basics or brush up on your skills for the upcoming season and Porsche Parade.

Porsches are not required but if it’s a nice day it’s always more fun in a Porsche! This is an opportunity to drive your car in a non-track situation with Porsche friends.

Sunday, May 21
9:30 AM -  3 PM

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

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Come out and explore what adventures await just west of Chicago as we travel the country lanes beyond the western suburbs. We promise a rallye that will introduce you to some of the basic challenges of navigation and time-distance management (aka SPEED).

April 23, 2017

Boomers Baseball Stadium
1999 Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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Porsche Club of America-Chicago Region is hosting this unique Schedule opportunity to learn the fundamental skills necessary for Precision Care Control from our talented members and instructors. Fundamentals include extreme braking, importance of vehicle balance, fastest and safest line through a turn and many other skills that directly transfer to daily driving, Autocross, high speed Driver’s Education and even racing! Experience what it looks and feels like to REALLY control your Porsche in a safe, controlled environment.

Who should attend?  Anyone wanting to improve their driving skills, has a need for speed, or wishes to understand and experience the capability of their vehicle in a safe, closed-course environment. This is also great for folks who plan to participate in other extreme car control, Autocross or Driver’s Education events. 

What should I expect?  Classroom and in-car instruction with a heavy emphasis on driving because we believe the best way to learn is to do it! The classroom sessions cover the fundamentals of performance driving and Autocross, the events our club use to test and improve these skills. You’ll also receive personal in-car instruction while navigating through various exercises marked by traffic cones. Finally, you’ll be coached by volunteer PCA-experienced drivers as you negotiate a complete, untimed Autocross course, at your own speed. This event will occur rain or shine (besides, some driving exercises are more fun in the rain!).

Friday, April 28, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017 

Blackhawk Farms Raceway
15538 Prairie Ave,
South Beloit, IL 61080

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Looking for a little excitement in your life? Experience the kind of driving your Porsche was designed for! Come find out! Let our seasoned PCA instructors show you what you’ve been missing. We will teach you the skills required to drive your Porsche or other sports car at its limits in a safe and secure environment. Blackhawk Farms Raceway is a challenging track incorporating a variety of undulating curves and straights that provide an ideal learning environment. Novice drivers get instruction throughout the day until they are ready to go on their own. Blackhawk is a 1.9 Mile, 7 turn track.

April 30, 2017

Boomers Baseball Stadium
1999 Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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For participants who attended the Precision Car Control Clinic/Autocross School on April 23, 2017, this is your chance to test and refine the skills you learned there. Returning participants will enjoy this season opener at this central location, which has quickly become a favorite.

June 3, 2017

Boomers Baseball Stadium
1999 Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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We are back at Boomer’s; this me on a Saturday! After a fun day of friendly competition, please help us rehash the excitement of the day at Pilot Pete’s (905 Irving Park Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193), a flight-themed eatery with a full bar and runway views.

May 26 - May 28

Road America
N7390 State Hwy 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.

This event is held over Memorial Day weekend and is open to all Porsche sports cars that can pass technical inspection (Cayennes or Macans are not allowed), and to all drivers age 18 and older with an emphasis on the novice driver. Starting Thursday night, May 25th with a novice driver meeting, and ending Sunday, May 28th, RADE leaves Memorial Day open to celebrate with friends and family.

Pre-registration is required for this event, as on-site registrations will not be accepted. Novice drivers, who have never been on a road course, are strongly encouraged to attend the Autocross Precision Car Control Clinic, as well as, Novice Drivers School at Blackhawk Farms Raceway.

June 10 - 11, 2017

Spring has sprung (Not really....) and it’s time to take the Porsche out and explore the countryside. How about a weekend tour around northern Illinois that will emulate the original Mille Miglia endurance race that was run in Italy from 1927 thru 1957? This is Johnny D’s take on the event!

June 24, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1060 W Addison
Chicago, IL 60613

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Our VIP walking tour includes the Seating bowl, Press box, Bleachers, Visitor's clubhouse, Cubs' dugout and the Field. The tour will be conducted rain or shine. Don't forget your cameras!

Pre-Registration and credit card payment is required on Club Registration before May 15. Space is limited to 100 PCA Chicago participants. Additional information, including parking options, to be provided prior the event. 

After the tour, we are planning to gather at Murphy's Bleachers to socialize over lunch and drinks (on your own). Questions? Contact David Angelus ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

July 30, 2017

Boomers Baseball Stadium
1999 Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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This will be your last chance to autocross at this centrally-located venue before we head South and Southwest for the remainder of the season.

August 13, 2017

Autobahn Country Club
3795 Centerpoint Way
Joliet, IL 60436

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Come join us for a fun and exhilarating day of driving at this fantastic venue. We will set up a fun and challenging course on the go-kart track. PCA Chicago Region will also be hostng a Concours onsite. Take the opportunity to check out these beautiful Porsches!

September 16, 2017

The Tire Rack
7101 Vorden Parkway
South Bend, IN 46628

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We finish the season at Tire Rack where we will set up a fast course on their official tire test track. Always a very popular location among our regular par ticipants. Tire Rack is located about 1.5 hours outside of Chicago, just off of Interstate 80.