Calendar of Upcoming Events


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

A drive up Sheridan Road to southeast Wisconsin. Our original reservation for a tour of Wingspread in Racine fell through, and the restaurant we went to for brunch at last year's event is no longer in business, so we will instead have an outdoor brunch at the Kenosha Yacht Club, followed by visits to the Southport Light Station Museum and the Kenosha History Center. All three destinations are located together at Simmons Island Park in downtown Kenosha.

The Light Station Museum includes a 55-foot-high lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's home, which dates to 1867 and has been restored to the way it was furnished in 1908.

A highlight of the visit for us car enthusiasts will be a special exhibit at the the History Center celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Kenosha's own sports car:  AMX: A New and Bold Direction, where 5 unique AMX cars are on display.

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.  We will meet there at 9:30 and depart at 10:00 sharp.

We will need to provide a head count to the restaurant, so if you would like to participate please email Jim Hinde at no later than September 5.

September 14-16

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

Sunday, September 15

CheckedItOut Chicago, a juried Porsche event at the Haymarket Brewery on Randolph and Halsted in Chicago, 9 am - 3 pm. It is described by its organizers as follows:

"A convergence of all Porsche models in Chicago to honor our friend Karsten Aufgebauer, who died recently of cancer and always loved to check out Porsches. It's in a great urban setting with views of the skyline. We will have DJs with music, and food and beverages available from the Haymarket Brewery. Selected Porsches will be provided instructions on where they will park on the properties we have reserved for the event. We have Porsches coming from as far away as Canada, Kentucky, New Jersey so far."

They have indicated to us that they would like to include more 356s in their show.  Pre-registration is required—by August 15—and the entry fee is $35.  For details, visit the link above.

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.