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Vote for Midwest Performance Cars

August 3rd, 2016 by

Midwest Performance Cars was selected as one of ten finalists in the AT&T Agility Challenge. Please visit the link below where you can view our brief presentation and vote once per day, every day until July 26th. Help us in getting the highest vote tally! We are very proud to be the only business in Chicago to

Toyota Camry Battery Reconditioning

August 3rd, 2016 by

A very astute hybrid owner brought his 2007, 80,000 mile Toyota Camry Hybrid to our shop after seeing his check engine light. Computerized analysis of the hybrid battery pack found 2 severely compromised V-blocks in the pack. Replacement of the 2 V-blocks, followed by 2 power-cycling operations, resulted in this pristinely clean hybrid pack coming

Takata Airbag Recall Update

August 3rd, 2016 by

We are posting this as part of the continuing awareness campaign regarding Honda and Acura airbag recalls. This information was provided to us today by American Honda Motor Company, to be forwarded to anyone that we believe may have a defective Takata airbag in their vehicle. The following information has been provided by American Honda

Google 360° Photo Shoot Day!

August 3rd, 2016 by

In addition to a busy week of maintenance & repair on some of the most fun and interesting cars in the Chicago area, we all pulled double duty in getting the shop ready for our first ever Google 360° photo shoot. The end result can be seen by clicking on the photo below. Take a

1978 Porsche 911 Engine Rebuild – UPDATE

August 3rd, 2016 by

Our ongoing rebuild of this 1978 Porsche 911 SC engine deserves an update, if for nothing more than the beautiful new pictures of the sandblasted, repainted engine! Extensive tinwork needed to be modified, as the original pieces had already been removed, discarded, or otherwise altered from their stock configuration. The fan was replaced as well,

One-of-a-kind Porsche 912 Engine Rebuild

August 3rd, 2016 by

Seeing the finish line on an extensive engine rebuild job, along with a laundry list of other issues on this one-of-a-kind 1969 Porsche 912! This car rolled into Midwest Performance Cars with a Frankenstein-like engine. Sourced with many aftermarket parts – very little stock – all of the internal tolerances were one-offs. As beautiful as

Porsche CEO confirms addition of a 7th model

August 3rd, 2016 by

Read this enticing bit from Car & Driver on Porsche declaring a new model…………sometime in the future. As per usual, not a whole lot of detail fleshed out, but there is an enticing pic! Read on for the full story: CAR & DRIVER: Porsche Confirms Seventh Model, But It’s Probably Counting To Nine