Calendar of Upcoming Events

Midwest 356 Club events are planned and put on for the benefit of the club's members.  That being said, we do invite prospective members who want to learn about the club to join us for events.  If you are not a member and would like to participate in one of our events, please send an email to our Events Coordinator at .


Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17

Three-day drive to Brown County, Indiana.   We will meet at the Cabela's parking lot in Hammond, Indiana (click here for a map), at 7:30 AM on Friday morning for a backroads drive to Nashville, Indiana, east of Bloomington. Our destination is the Quality Inn, which will serve as our base of operations for the weekend.  A cocktail party with your favorite hors d’oeuvres is planned for Friday evening on the patio of the hotel, followed by an impromptu game night.  There will be food aplenty.  Bring a deck of cards or your favorite board game to play with others, or just relax and enjoy the camaraderie and conversation.

Saturday morning’s driving tour begins promptly after breakfast and coffee.  The first leg of our journey will take us through the hills and hollows, twists, and turns of SR446 in the Hoosier National Forest.  Your Porsche will thank you.  Turning east, we will visit three gorgeous covered bridges as we continue on our journey.  We will stop to take photos, and admire each bridge in turn.  Lunch will be at Linda’s Log Cabin Restaurant, billed as “Your Home Away From Home”.  Two more covered bridges await, as we make our way back to the hotel.  During the course of the day’s tour, our odometers will have logged one hundred and fifty miles, all of them on inviting state roads, as we traverse six counties, with great views of the surrounding countryside.

Dinner will be at the charming Brown County Inn, featuring mainstay dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken, and imaginative offerings such as peach and bourbon salmon.

Sunday September 17 is Drive Your 356 day!  After breakfast, we will visit our seventh and final bridge of the weekend, the Bean Blossom covered bridge (just north of town) for a fun photo session, to cap off our weekend adventure.  From Bean Blossom, we will do a short backroads drive, as we make our way back to Bloomington.

From Bloomington, you may choose to hop on the Interstate for the drive home.  For those who prefer the countryside, consider remaining with the group, as we drive Friday’s route in reverse.  Either way, you will gain an hour as we switch back to Central time.  Please refer to this flyer for more details on the weekend’s itinerary.

Act Now! Urgent Registration Information and Deadlines!!!

Lodging Reservations:
We have reserved a block of rooms for this popular destination at the Quality Inn in Nashville, at the rate of $199 per night.  A buffet breakfast is included.  Use this link to make your reservations no later than midnight on Friday 8/18.

Event Registration:
Please reply to to register for this event no later than August 31.

Registration Fees: $20 per Car
· Please remit the registration fee no later than August 31.
· Please include the names of the participants.
You can pay by Zelle to  If you prefer to pay by check, please refer to the email announcement of this event that you received on August 10 for instructions.

Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24

Porsche 356 Registry East Coast Holiday, Blowing Rock, North Carolina. 

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Breakfast Meeting at Tiffany's Restaurant & Cafe, located at 2179 W. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL, 9:00 AM.

The state line drive originally scheduled for this date has been cancelled.

Saturday, November 11

Save the date!  Two national speakers will be presenting at the Midwest 356 Club luncheon at WeatherTech headquarters in Bolingbrook, Ill.

Lori Schutz will present the highlights of her father's career as Porsche CEO.  Peter Schutz began at Caterpillar before eventually being recruited in the early ‘80s to help save Porsche during the period in which they were going to discontinue the 911.  He worked with Ferry Porsche and revamped the 911 product line and got Porsche back into racing.

Tony Callas was awarded Mechanic of the Year by Porsche at both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  His full-time job, at Callas Rennsport, is restoring classic collector cars including vintage Porsche 911s, 914s, and 356s.  It is one of the few premier shops in the country that service the famous and rare Porsche 959.

Registration is mandatory so watch for upcoming announcements.

Sunday, December 3

Annual Holiday Party at the Alpine Banquet Haus in Westchester, IL.  Starting time 4:00 PM.  Details TBA.