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Sportscar Together Festival 2022

Friday, September 02, 2022 to Sunday, September 04, 2022 
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Porsche will return to Indianapolis over the Labor Day weekend to celebrate its long history of performance road and race cars, along with trackside activities for families and fans of all ages. The Sports Car Together Fest, the second annual marquee event at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) by Porsche, will highlight the German sports car manufacturer’s highest performance models: the GT line of road cars as well as its top one-make race series. Punctuating the September 2 – 4 event is what is expected to be the world’s largest gathering of Porsche GT cars and a spotlight on the 50th anniversary of the RS model. While the Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by the Cayman Islands will headline the racing action on the track, multiple aspects of the Porsche automotive and sports culture will entertain and educate Porsche fans and casual attendees alike at the three-day end-of-summer event.

“Porsche at its heart is about community and passion. Coming together to celebrate some of our highest performing cars in action is like a family reunion for us,” said Kjell Gruner, President, and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “We look forward to welcoming enthusiasts, fans, and just the curious to share the thrill of the track, the heights of sports car engineering in the real and virtual worlds, and the spirit of Porsche heritage.”

Purchase General Admission Tickets:

Corral – $75 (no refunds) – Open to all Porsches:

Parade Laps – $25 per day – Open to all Porsches:

Advanced Solo Only Driver Education event – $650 – Only Porsche GT cars. – SOLD OUT

More details: Newsroom Article

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Car Events Near Us

We have many car clubs near our region including other PCA regions. I collected some of these into a merged calendar available on our events page. It is the calendar you see below the LTR calendar. This includes Chicago, Central Indiana, and St. Louis region calendars as well as several others.

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Mix & Mingles Starting Back Up

With COVID receding rapidly and restrictions being lifted, we are finally starting our Mix & Mingles again. Our first one will be Saturday March 26th at 5pm at the Indigo Restaurant, 3013 Lindbergh Blvd, Springfield Illinois. We will also have an in-person board meeting at the same place starting at 4pm. Marcus sent out an RSVP email earlier.

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Grandview Drive to Lasalle Drive

The Lincoln Trail PCA will have a driving tour from Grandview Drive in Peoria, to downtown Lasalle on Saturday, October 16th.  We will meet at the park at the South end of Grandview Drive at 9:30am.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a survey of member feedback, this year we will not have lunch as part of the event but it will end at the same place. The PCA also has a new waiver that all attendees must sign before the event.  Everyone making the drive will need to sign the PCA liability waiver and new COVID forms.  Any minors riding in any of the cars in the event must have both of the parents sign the PCA minor and parents form as well. 

Here is a link to the map of the route. Note: interim destinations are only to create route and not actual stops, except the one in Sparland where we will regroup. Please study the route prior to the event.  Click here for a flyer describing the routeHere is a more detailed MyMaps route.

Here is a compressed video of the route (except this does not include Grandview Drive).


PCA minor form: Minor_and_Parent_Form-WAIVER-PCA2009

Grandview Drive to LaSalle route
Meet at the park at the South end of Grandview Drive in Peoria
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Destihl Mix & Mingle

Lincoln Trail will be sponsoring a Mix & Mingle on Saturday, September 11th at Destihl Beer Hall 1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal, IL at 5pm. This will be Destilhl’s Octoberfest celebration. Lyn Webber will host and provide some tables. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on. This is the second year LTR has sponsored a Mix & Mingle at Octoberfest. We will set up in the same location in the parking lot as last year (northwest corner). You can purchase food, drinks and listen to music furnished by The Polkaholics. They will also have a new feature this year Axe Throwing but if you want to participate must have closed toe shoes.

Last year LTR had a good turn out even in the middle of COVID, no RSVP needed just show up and enjoy the Cars and Company.

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Member Appreciation 2021

September 25th will be the Lincoln Trial Membership Appreciation Dinner at Davis Lodge Lake Bloomington.

Since we were unable to get together much in 2020 the Club is giving back and will provide a afternoon of camaraderie starting with a Mix & Mingle, followed by a drive and and close with a free dinner. For those who have never been to one of the Clubs events at Davis Lodge it is truly a scenic venue with beautiful log cabin overlooking the lake.  Mix & Mingle will start at 1PM snacks & beverages will be provided. Drive will start at 3:00PM and I have test drove the route and timed it to 1 hour and 15 minutes

Diner will be at 5PM. Baxter’s Bloomington will be providing a plated dinner. Menu: Baxter’s Salad, Filet with Cabernet Au Jus, Smothered Chicken, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans. Meal will have both entrees. If someone needs a vegetarian meal let me know in your RSVP.

So far I have 18 RSVP and if any of the first group need a vegetarian meal let me know.

This will be a RSVP event so we know how much food to order: RSVP to Jim Petruska at later than September 17th. On the 18th I will turn in final count to Baxter’s

Look forward to seeing everyone at the event. this is our 58th year as a club.

Jim Petruska                                                                                                Vice President LTR

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Newsletter History

Back in the day we had created, published, and mailed out a newsletter on a fairly regular monthly cadence. It was called the Potpourri until May 2008. After that it was called “Lincoln Trail News”. In 2006 we bought Adobe publishing software and began creating a color newsletter. There was a significant amount of work to collecting the articles and authoring the content. It was also very costly to print and mail hard copies so we went online only. We changed from a monthly newsletter to a quarterly newsletter in 2011. We stopped creating an official newsletter at the end of 2012. Now we use the blog on the home page as our primary mechanism to communicate with our members.

We do have some old newsletters in the bog section of this website. We have more dating back to about 2006 if anyone is interested.

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Sportscar Together Fest 2021

Porsche presents Sportscar Together Fest 2021

A vibrant celebration of car culture and Porsche community September 10-12, 2021

Taking place at the American home of motorsport, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the perfect backdrop to the festival, which at its core hosts three major Porsche one-make race series. The action won’t just be limited to the racetrack, with the chance for attendees to get involved through autocross and off-road experiences, a Classic Restoration competition, a Family Fun Zone, and more. Join Porsche at the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for a spectacular three-day festival celebrating car culture, on-track racing action as well as themed interactive experiences highlighting the breadth of the Porsche brand.

For more information and to buy tickets…open link below

Porsche Sportscar Together Fest – Indianapolis Motor Speedway › porsche

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Autohaus to Lasalle Drive

The Lincoln Trail PCA will have a driving tour from Autohaus in Peoria, to downtown Lasalle on May 1st.  We will meet at Autohaus by 10am.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a survey of member feedback, this year we will not have lunch as part of the event but it will end at the same place. The PCA also has a new waiver that all attendees must sign before the event.  Info about this new waiver, and how to electronically sign both waivers is here.  We will use (the official PCA event registration website) to register for this event.  Please register here before April 30th to participate. Make sure all attendees also sign both waivers as part of the registration.

Here is a link to the map of the route.

Here is a link to the route step-by-step instructions.

Here is a compressed video of the route.

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2021 Events Survey Results

Here is the results of the survey we conducted for 2021 LTR PCA events.

The board is reviewing these results to help plan 2021 activities.