Calendar of Upcoming Events


Saturday, August 4

Lauderdale Lakes Drive and Picnic.  Starting at Gurnee Mills, we will drive back roads through the Chain of Lakes, past Lake Geneva, and into the scenic and rolling hills of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine.  Our destination is Lutherdale, on beautiful Lauderdale Lakes, where we have rented the pavilion for fellowship and a picnic lunch.  After lunch, you may stroll along the lakeshore, paddle a canoe, or simply relax with friends on a summer afternoon.

Meet in the Gurnee Mills Parking Lot, near the McDonald’s [map].   Arrive at 9:00 AM, for a 9:30 Departure.

Please arrive with a full tank of gas.

The cost is $10 per person.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Please RSVP to by July 29, so that we can plan accordingly. If you are unable to join us, please let us know. Please advise us of your cell number and passenger name.

Sunday, August 19

Luftgruppe One Gathering, Winnetka, IL, 11:00 AM to 3:00PM. This is a Fuelfed gathering limited to air-cooled Porsches.  Pre-registration is required, but participation is not restricted to Fuelfed members.  Details can be found at the link above.

Sunday, August 26

Geneva Councours, Geneva, IL.  This year we will again have the block of Campbell Street between 3rd and 5th as a place to show off our 356s.

Due to space constraints this year, we will not be displaying our cars in a historical sequence with the informative signs we have used in past events of this type.  Instead, we will simply use the south side of Campbell Street as a reserved parking area.  We will be sharing those blocks with the PCA Chicago Region, who will be using the north side of the street.

Nevertheless, the Geneva Concours organization requires that each participating 356 be registered with them in advance.  There is a $20 fee for registering, which will be donated to charity and is tax-deductible.  Click here for a copy of the registration form.  Please note that although the registration deadline is August 21, the Geneva organization would appreciate it if you could register as soon as possible.

We plan to prepare a printed information card for each participating 356 to be displayed on its windshield.  To facilitate this, when you register please be sure to notify the club, at, that you have done so.  Be sure to include the year and model of your car in your email.

Participants will be advised before the day of the event on how to navigate Sunday's street closures in Geneva.

Sunday, September 9

Our third visit to a site along the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in southern Wisconsin.  Starting in Wilmette, we will take a leisurely drive up Sheridan Road to Racine, where we will go on a free 1-hour guided tour of Wingspread, the home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for H.F. Johnson, Jr.  Along the way we will stop for Sunday brunch.

The drive along Sheridan Road will be scenic and relaxed, a world away from the traffic and noise of Interstate 94.  The total drive time is less than 2 hours.  Our starting point will be the Starbucks in the Plaza del Lago shopping center in Wilmette.

September 14-16

VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at Road America, with featured marques Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget,

Saturday, September 22

Monthly breakfast meeting, at the Elmhurst Family Restaurant, 441 West Lake Street, Elmhurst, IL, 9:00 AM.

Saturday, October 6

A backroads drive through Southwest Michigan.  We will tour the beautiful dunes country and the historic cradle of Michigan’s winemaking region.  More details to come.

Sunday, October 14, at noon

Annual fall picnic at the Van Nortwicks' home in Geneva. Jane and Bill will be hosting the Fall Midwest 356 Club picnic at thier home again this year.  The town of Geneva is always a nice destination as the leaves turn in October and this year should be no exception.  The picnic kicks off at noon and they will have some delightful food and drink that the Club treasury will be glad to pay for.  Drive your 356 and park in the front yard, alongside the other Porsches!  Bring a guest or spouse to share the afternoon.  Be sure to dress appropriately for this outdoor event.

RSVP to Bill at 630-639-6879, or, by Thursday, October 11.

Saturday, November 3

Monthly breakfast meeting, 9:00 AM, at Cantigny Park, 27w270 Mack Road, Wheaton, Illinois.  (NOTE: Access to the Red Oak Room, where our breakfast will be served, is via the Mack Road entrance at the south end of the park, not the main entrance on Winfield Road.)  Click here for a map to the site.

Breakfast will be followed by a presentations by Club events co-chair Leo Dreisilker, who will tell us about driving his 356 from Illinios to Alaska.

Saturday, December 8

Monthly breakfast meeting, at the Elmhurst Family Restaurant, 441 West Lake Street, Elmhurst, IL, 9:00 AM.