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Volume 54, Issue 8, August 2016
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Zone 5 Presidents..........................................1
Shifting Gears (President’s Column).............2
Maverick of the Month.................................2
List of Officers and Board Chairs.................4
New Mavericks and Anniversaries................9
Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)...........36
Film Noir Department...................................6
Destination Restoration............................... 10
COTA Driver Education..............................16
August Board Meeting..................................7
Maverick Lunch Series.................................7
Lone Star Le Mans......................................14
August Monthly Social...............................23
Past Event Recaps
Autos in the Park.........................................12
June Social: Silver Fox................................22
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
3 Board Meeting
9 Lewisville Lunch
14 Autocross 6: LSP
18 Mav Social: Embassy Suites, Frisco
25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
2 Autocross 8: LSP
5 Board Meeting
11 Lewisville Lunch
15 Saturday Drive: Rancho Sereno
20 Mav Social: Love&War in Texas
22-23 DE: MSR
27 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
29 Halloween Rally: TBD
30 Autocross 9: BHS
Driving Event Venues
BHS Burleson High School, Burleson
COTA Circuit of the Americas, Austin
ECR Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell
LSP Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie
MSR MotorSport Ranch, Cresson
MW Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells
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4 Autocross 7: LSP
7 Board Meeting
13 Lewisville Lunch
15 Mav Social: Arthur’s, Addison
18 Time Trial 2: MSR
22 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
24 Saturday Drive: MSR
24-25 DE: MSR
2 Board Meeting
5 Holiday Gala: NYLO Irving
8 Lewisville Lunch
12-13 DE: MSR
13 Autocross 10: LSP
17 Mav Social: TBD
24 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
On the Cover: Mike Harling’s
class winning 1956 Porsche 356
Speedster at the 2016 Autos in
the Park Car Show
Photo by Andrew Barber
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2016 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative
ZONE 5 REP
Shifting Gears: Fall Activities are Around the Corner
By Jim Falgout, Region President
irst gear: Well, we are in the midst of the
warm North Texas summer, and as a result
our club activities are limited. We do still
have social events and an autocross which
is run by Equipe Rapide at Lone Star Park. Hopefully
you have been able to enjoy your Porsche in other ways.
2nd Gear: What is exciting to us are all the new
members. I frequently see emails and Facebook postings
about or from new members. It is great to see the
responses from current members welcoming them to
the club. I want to encourage all new members to attend
any of our events including our monthly board
meeting, which is held at the Hackberry Creek Country
Club on the first Wednesday of the month. We have
dinner at 6:30 pm, with the meeting starting at 7:00
pm. If you want to have dinner, we will pay for your first
one but you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
and then you’ll be contacted to select from the menu.
3rd Gear: Activities will pick up in September, as you
can see on the calendar on page 1. In addition to the
social events and autocross, we will also have a Time
Trial at MotorSport Ranch (MSR), a Saturday Drive
to MSR, and a Drivers’ Education (DE) at MSR. If
you have been thinking about participating in a Drivers’
Education but are hesitant, then I would strongly
recommend that you do the Saturday Drive to Motor-
Sport Ranch. You will learn about the activity and get
to drive on the course in a controlled series of laps. I
participated in a drive to MSR and learned that DEs
are not intimidating or dangerous or detrimental to my
Porsche, and eventually enjoyed participating in a few
of these events.
4th Gear: As I have requested previously, we have
had a social event in the past in the November/December
time frame, formerly known as Founders’ Day, and
we are encouraging any suggestions that would make it
an event you would like to attend. So please send any
suggestions to me (email@example.com) or our social
5th Gear: I will always encourage you to help make
your club the best club in PCA. If there is an activity that
you enjoy, think of how you could assist us to make it
one that others would enjoy. Also I encourage all chairpersons
to seek an assistant that possibly could succeed
them. That person could be you. Please contact Jim
Gallegos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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6th Gear: MAV OF THE MONTH. I know I have said
this before, but it never ceases to amaze me how the
talent we have in our club volunteers to help improve
it. One of your fellow members came up with the idea
of putting digital picture frames in the offices of
Porsche dealers, which show a series of slides about our
club. We can control the pictures that are displayed
remotely. He has succeeded in placing one in Autobahn
Porsche and one in Park Place Porsche and has
requests for more. Our Mav of the Month is Bill Orr.
Thanks, Bill, for having great ideas and following up
with the implementation. Keep up the good work!
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Jim joined Maverick Region in August,
2008. He drives a 2003 996, which is
the third Porsche he has owned. Jim
enjoys attending Maverick Region
social and driving events.
Club Race Co-Chair
David fell in love with the Porsche
911 when, as a child, he would have
his parents stop by the old Forest Lane
Porsche in Dallas so he could dream of
someday owning one. He bought his
first Porsche 911 in 2011. He and his
wife Tracy enjoy being active members
in the Maverick Region.
Time Trial Chair,
Club Race Co-Chair
DE Chief Driving Instr.
Wendy and husband James joined
Maverick Region in 1997, when
their daughter was only 9 months
old. Jasmine is now 18. They own 3
Porsches including a 1978 911SC as
a dedicated racecar, which she enjoys
autocrossing. Her daily driver is a 2016
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2012 when he fulfilled a 30+ year
dream to own his first (of many) 911,
a 2009 Silver Carrera! Although fairly
new to the club, he is excited about
being more involved and meeting more
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Film Noir Department: The Case of the Missing Tail Light
he Big Heat enveloped
the Metroplex like a wet
blanket over a coal fire.
The mercury hadn’t
touched 100° yet, but it
was hot enough for the cicadas to
be wearing sunscreen. Lance Armstrong
tested positive for Snapple.
I even saw a squirrel carrying his
nuts with a potholder. You get the
picture. It was hot.
It was just before midnight. I
was sidling into my local joint after
a long day of beatin’ feet when a
hand I could have sat in came out
of the dimness and took hold of my
shoulder and squashed it to a pulp.
Then the hand moved me through
the doors and casually lifted me up
a step. The large face looked at me.
A deep soft voice said to me, quietly:
“What are you, a cop?”
“No, I’m your fairy godmother.” I
“Private dick, huh? What’s your
“Hammer, what’s yours?”
“They call me Moose.” It didn’t take
a genius to get the analogy.
The big meat hook let me down
slowly. He lit half of a cigar and
threw the match on the floor, where
a lot of company was waiting for it.
His voice said bitterly:
“I need you to find my Velma. Last
time I saw her, she said she was taking
my new 911 in to get the right tail light
fixed. That was eight months ago. I ain’t
seen or heard from her since.”
“Eight months is a long time not to
hear.” I confided. “Maybe she just got
up and left.”
The big hand came out again,
but this time I was prepared.
“Look pal, I get fifty bucks a day plus
expenses. I’ll find your Velma . . . and
your 911, and maybe get your tail light
fixed in the process.”
The big hand stopped.
For some pathetic reason, I empathized
with the big lug. The last
time I trusted a dame was in Paris in
1940. She said she was going out to
get a bottle of wine. Two hours later,
the Germans marched into France.
“So how do I get a hold of you when I
find her?” I asked.
Not a flinch. The big man peeled
off a couple of C-notes; handed
them to me and then disappeared
into the dark night.
Somehow I had a feeling that
he’d have no trouble finding me.
When, and if, I found his Velma.
Or his 911. With or without the tail
I snooped around for a while
but was getting nowhere fast when
I decided to check out the local
Porsche dealership. The building itself
wasn’t much. It was smaller than
Buckingham Palace and probably
had fewer windows than the Chrysler
I sparred with the guy behind the
parts counter for a couple of minutes,
but it was like trying to open
a sardine can after you broke off
the metal lip. There was something
about Benjamin Franklin’s picture
that loosened him up.
“Yeah, we hear that all the time.
People think that one of their tail lights
is ‘out’, but it really isn’t. The light they
think is ‘out’ doesn’t exist.”
“What do you mean, it doesn’t exist?”
“It’s just not there. There’s an extra
tail lamp located in the light cluster on
the left side of the car that is known as
a rear ‘fog tail lamp’. It’s a European
thing; mandated by law even. But there
is no such lamp on the right side. So
Porsche owners think that one of their
tail lights is ‘out’ when they switch on all
“So why is there a ‘fog tail lamp’ at
“Listen friend, when you’re screaming
down the Autobahn in the fog, the left
rear fog tail lamp lets approaching drivers
know your position from a distance.
So you don’t get smacked from behind.
And so you know where to pass someone
in front of you. Kapish?”
Suddenly, it all made sense to
me, like a slap in the face, or the
slug from a .45. Velma knew all
along that the tail light didn’t exist.
She absconded with the big man’s
Porsche for her own means; probably
sold it for fast cash on Craigslist.
I didn’t have the heart, or the
constitution, to tell the big man
what I discovered, so I laid low for
a couple of days, hoping something
would develop. Then one day, while
chomping down some Egg Foo Yung
at a local Chinese joint, SHE walked
in. There was no mistaking her.
Wearing a dress that was too tight a
year ago, Velma stood before me.
“Hey doll, there’s a guy the size of a
beer truck lookin’ for you, and his new
911.” I paused to gauge her reaction.
“I took his 911 to a Porsche dealer,
honest I did. The mechanics there said
it’s possible to run a jumper wire from
the left socket to the right socket and then
install another bulb, so both would illuminate.
But they wouldn’t do the modification
because it was against Porsche
company policy. So I panicked and ran. I
can’t go back to Moose now with only one
rear fog lamp lit. He’s on the lam, and if
he ever gets stopped by some flatfoot for
having a rear light out, he’s headin’ for
the slammer for sure!”
“Can you help us out?” She stared
at me with large doe eyes that
looked like pools of Aqua Velva, except
without the smell.
“I get fifty…….”
“Yeah, yeah, I know. You get fifty
bucks a day plus expenses. At least you’re
cheaper than the dealer.”
I strolled outside to where the
Porsche was parked and turned on
the lights. She was right. With the
one rear fog light lit, the Porsche
stuck out like spats at an Iowa picnic.
I lifted the engine lid and removed
the carpet covering the light
cluster, then calmly removed the
rear fog bulb from its socket. Problem
solved. As long as Moose and
Velma didn’t drive the Autobahn on
a foggy day.
I took the two hundred Moose
gave me plus the fifty bucks she
slipped me and donated it all to a
local charity: the barkeep at my local
joint. He’s registered as a 501(c)(3)
organization. Go figure. I drank all
night for free, and then took his sister
home. Right then, life was good.
Many thanks and apologies to Raymond
Chandler, David Goodman, and
Neil Simon. Astute readers will recognize
It’s Easy to Play!
Play here for fun and find the answers below
Play for prizes on the web at http://mav.pca.org, with
the answers and winners to be posted here after each
month’s contest has closed. Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for
putting this and the Web Trivia together.
The Winner for this month is,
getting 4 of 5 correct.
Tom, please contact Kirk at Zim’s
to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.
Thanks to all for playing!
1. The first street-going Porsche to be turbocharged came out in
1976. It had a 3.0-liter engine and was known as the 930 or
Turbo Carrera. How many were made for the US?
a. 356 b. 530 c. 789 d. 930
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 53
2. There was also a 3.0-liter non-turbo 930/02, badged as the
Carrera 3.0, that produced 200 HP. How much HP did the Turbo
a. 250 b. 260 c. 275 d. 290
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, pp 50, 54
3. What was the Turbo’s compression ratio?
a. 6.5 b. 7.2 c. 7.8 d. 8.1
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 50
4. Which was NOT an optional interior that year?
a. McIntosh Blue/Black b. MacLaughlan Red c. Black Watch
Green d. MacKenzie Brown/Beige
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 52
5. Twenty years later Porsche built a racing version of the famous
930 Turbo, known then as a GT2. The regular Turbo used an
M64/60 engine, but the GT2 used an M64/60R engine with two
HP configurations. The road legal version had 430 HP. How
much HP did the full race version have?
a. 460 b. 470 c. 480 d. 490
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 128
Answers: 1) b 2) b 3) a 4) a 5) c
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Destination Restoration: Just a little Wiggle
By Ash Seidl-Staley
Photos Courtesy of the Author
ome cars are just quirky. Some cars have
sticking door handles, squeaky window
rollers, and what seems like a mind of their
own. My 1987 944 embodies this categorization.
It is a little tricky getting the driver’s side door
open, the window regulator makes weird noises going
up and down, and sometimes she just doesn’t want to
start! Thankfully most of the issues on my 944 are cosmetic,
or at most, not mechanically essential. It could
definitely use a fresh coat of paint, metal repair, and
interior work, but to be honest, none of that really matters,
as long as I can drive it.
Lately, the 944 has started to act up in the mornings.
On days where I don’t have to pick up Hans from
daycare, I look forward to taking one of the Porsches to
work and school. As always, on these days in particular,
the 944 decides she has other plans. She refuses to start.
Last week I lent my daily beater, a Suzuki Vitara,
to my sister, as her car was in the shop. I hopped into
the 944 early the next morning expecting it to start, as
she had done two days prior, but I should have known
not to expect any guarantees from a classic Porsche.
I turned the key and heard both the starter and fuel
pump kick on, but the car didn’t fire up. As always I
tried the key a few more times, but to no avail. Not
wanting to be late I had Jenny take me to work, as the
914 is bone dry and awaiting a valve job. I spent the
entire day at work wondering why the 944 didn’t fire.
Was it a sensor again? The dizzy? A fuse? Or did the
dew-filled air infiltrate my contact points? When I got
home later that day I immediately went out to the car
and attempted another start. Unfortunately I was not
able to chalk up the occurrence to perspiring contact
At this time the
hood came up and I
started checking all
the usual suspects.
The flywheel sensor
was plugged in, my
spark plug wires were
distributor was in its
proper place, and all
cables looked good.
Now that I was sufficiently
by the conundrum
before me, I popped
open the car’s fuse/
control unit, located
Table of relay and fuse functions;
note relay G-2 is also
near the window cowl, and started checking the relays
and fuses. All the fuses checked out, just as I thought
they would, but what about the relays? I have yet to
replace any of the relays, and it is unknown whether
or not the previous owner did either. According to the
nicely placed diagram/table on the fuse box lid, the
G-14 relay is the ignition relay, so, naturally I inspected
this one first.
Taking a trick
out of my Grandpa’s
I merely wiggled
the relay to see
that is was seated
then stood back
in deep thought.
to me to attempt
another start. I always
after adjusting anything,
so I know
that what I just
adjusted was the
culprit keeping Author pointing to G-14
ignition relay fuse
the car from starting.
I didn’t think
that just wiggling the relay would produce a result, but
as always the 944 surprised me. She fired right up!
Now this might seem weird, but if you really think
about it, quick -- almost magical -- fixes occur all the
time. We all know of at least one story, event, or experience
where a mechanic friend or family member
merely touches the car, or one of its components, and
the car starts working again. In this moment I was
“That Guy!” On a more realistic level, this quick fix is
just that, a quick fix. The issue is more than likely going
to pop up again, and who knows if the wiggle method
will work next time. Because of this reality, I decided to
pull the relay and clean its prongs with a wire brush. In
addition to the cleaning I also ordered an extra relay
from Pelican Parts.
Quick fixes work on the fly, but it is important to
address the real issue head on when time is available. I
am thankful I figured this quirk out, but as we all know
there will be many others . . . . Wrench on Mavs!
Italian CarFest: Unique Car Display in September
By Richard Cross, Maverick Member and 1964 356 Owner
Photo Courtesy of the Author
averick members always enjoy looking for
new destinations for a weekend drive. If it
turns out that the destination also includes
an opporunity to view unique cars, it’s even
better! So, here is an opportunity for your September
Bob Dezzany, Chairman of Italian CarFest, announced
that the 13th annual Italian CarFest will take
place on September 10 at Nash Farm in Grapevine,
Texas, from 10 am to 4 pm. This will be our 8th year at
Nash Farm, a 160-year-old beautiful 4+ acre property
in downtown Grapevine. Spectators get free admission!
ICF is one of the best all-Italian car shows in the
Southwest and features 75 to 80 magnificent Italian
machines each year. We always enjoy a wonderful turnout
of Alfa Romeos, and 2016 will be no exception!
In addition, a group of Lamborghini owners formed
Lamborghini Club Dallas last year, and we are celebrating
their first anniversary with a beautiful display of 12
of their cars.
Join us for an exciting day of “show and tell” as Italian
car owners proudly show their cars and two-wheelers
for all to enjoy.
Registration is now open at
For all the show details, please visit
2014 Best of Show
1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior
Alloy body race car
Judged a Success: Autos in the Park 2016
By Bill Orr
Photos by Andrew Barber and Bill Orr
The Porsche area at Autos In The Park 2016 (Photo: Andrew Barber)
Photo: Andrew Barber
he 11th Annual Autos
in the Park car show
took place on Sunday,
June 12 at the Cooper
Aerobics Center in Dallas. This was
a week later than originally scheduled
due to weather concerns, but
that did not diminish the quality of
the automobiles that showed up.
From classic Corvettes to vintage
Jaguars and modern day exotics,
Autos in the Park had something
The event is put on by longtime
Porsche owner and PCA member
Jack Griffin, and it benefits the
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and
The Cooper Institute. There were
175 registered cars from various
car clubs and individuals, including
the Maverick Region of the Porsche
Club of America, the Corvette Club
of North Texas, the Ferrari Club of
Dallas, the Italian Car Club of the
Southwest, the Lamborghini Club
of Dallas, the Rolls Royce Club of
North Texas, the Austin Healey
Club, and Micro Cars. Maverick Region
had the largest turnout, with
45 registered cars on display.
Photo: Andrew Barber
Bill Orr has created an online
Autos in the Park 2016 photo
album. To view it, please visit
or use the QR code below to
access the Flickr album on your
phone or other mobile device.
This Porsche is a well-traveled example (Photo: Andrew Barber)
Pictured from left to right: Wayne Corley, Rob Wallace, Victor Verissimo, Rob Adams, Chuck Lawson,
Jason Bourque, Umesh Oza, Larry Brownell, Mike Harling, Frank Briggs, Michael Mann, Charles White, Ajai Cadambi,
Mark Palmer, Michael Baynton, Susan Froehlich, Andrew Barber, Chris Sorrells [not pictured: Mark Hanna] (Photo: Bill Orr)
As we have in years past, Maverick Region hosts
a car show within a car show, and this year Porsches
were judged in 10 divisions. This was our first attempt
at a timed, judged event. The judges were local PCA
members, and judged areas were Interior, Exterior, and
Storage. Two medals were awarded to each class. Here
are the winners from each division:
Division 1: 356 All Years
Mike Harling and Chuck Lawson
Division 2: 914-4 and 914-6
Rob Wallace and Mark Hanna
Division 3: 911 and 912 (1965-1973)
Umesh Oza and Larry Brownell
Division 4: 911 and 912 (1974-1989)
Charles White and Wayne Corley
Division 5: 994 and 993 (1989-1998)
Michael Mann and Frank Briggs
Division 6: 996 and 997 (1999-2012)
Victor Verissimo and Ajai Cadambi
Ajai Cadambi’s class winning 2008 Porsche 911 GT3RS
(Photo: Andrew Barber)
Division 7: 991 (2012-on)
Jason Bourque and Chris Sorrels
Division 8: 924,944,968 and 928 (1977-1995)
Rob Adams and Brad Simmons
Division 9: Boxster and Cayman (1997-2012)
Michael Baynton and Susan Froehlich
Division 10: Boxster and Cayman (2013-on)
Mark Palmer and Andrew Barber
Andrew Barber’s award-winning 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4.
(Photo: Andrew Barber)
The awards for the Autos in the Park main event
were divided into two categories: Pre-1980 and Post-
1980. There were awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
and classed by country of manufacture. Here are the
winners from Germany. They were all Porsches!
1st Mike Harling 1956 356 Speedster
2nd Chuck Lawson 1958 356 Speedster
3rd Zane Moore 1977 911S
1st Jim Mango
2015 911 Turbo
2nd Bob Aines
2008 911 GT3
3rd Rob Adams 1994 968
We would like to thank Park Place Porsche for providing
lunch and a new 2017 Miami Blue Porsche 911
Carrera 4S to have on display at the event.
Calling All Maverick Race Fans!
The Lone Star Le Mans event offers
you the opportunity to experience
two premier sports car series:
the global FIA World Endurance
Championship (WEC) and the North
American-based IMSA WeatherTech
This year’s races will take place September 15th-17th.
PCA is very excited to announce the return of
Porscheplatz with new and improved benefits as a part
of the program! The new Porscheplatz hospitality tent will
be located in the Grand Plaza near Turn 19 with paved
parking available in lot A! Spaces are limited and will go
quickly now that we are less than 2 months away.
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COTA Driver Education: Everything Else Is . . . Just Waiting
By Ed Reynolds
Photos Courtesy of the Author
id-engine with a sequential gearbox and
paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Those may be the only things my 2014 Cayman
S has in common with a Formula 1 car,
but nonetheless, I’m having my own personal fantasy
as I’m “just waiting” to enter the paddock at Circuit
of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, the current site of
the U.S. Grand Prix. Finally, I get my credentials at the
checkpoint and drive through the tunnel entering an
area that is impossible to access during a Formula 1
race – unless you are an A-lister or have a net worth
with as many zeros as the national debt.
After participating in 12 DEs at MotorSport Ranch
(MSR) and Eagles Canyon Raceway, and being an avid
F1 fan for 20-plus years, I am looking forward to the
experience of driving a true Formula 1 circuit. This is a
real bucket-list item for me; an opportunity to not only
be inside of the fence, not just cruise or tour the track,
but an opportunity to attack it at speed.
I have planned on attending the Advanced Solo DE
at COTA for nearly a year, and have spent countless
hours studying the track layout and watching in-car
videos to learn the driving line. When my first session
on Friday morning arrives, I elect to get in line for a
“lead-follow” group where an instructor would lead
a line of cars to demonstrate the proper way to drive
the circuit. This exercise is a slow run by design, but
after one lap, I find that I was “just waiting” to go much
much faster! As soon as I see a passing signal entering
the front straight, I mash the throttle and take off. The
sun is still low in the sky as I fly down the front straight
past the massive but empty grandstands, up the steep
hill into a blind hairpin like I’ve seen so many times on
TV. This is awesome.
The Circuit of the Americas track shown in full with elevation
changes. Studying this in advance was helpful
I take it easy as I carve through the first set of challenging
switchbacks and other early corners. When I
come to the long back straight, no other cars are near
me and I go full power. Approaching the end of this
straight, I hear the PDK upshift to fifth gear, and I say
to myself “holy crap, this is fast.” And then I hear a faint
voice in the back of my head. It sounds like Rafael Serralta,
my first DE instructor: “Just remember: nothing
bad happens when you brake too early!” So I hit the
brakes at the 300-meter marker and nearly come to a
dead stop well before I can even see the corner. I have
a laugh at myself, and get back on the gas to finish the
straight. I’ll gradually move my braking point to about
160 meters over the rest of the weekend. That’s what
Driver Education events are about: learning, but learning
safely, and in a controlled manner.
DEs are not just about high speed, although the
author took advantage of that long back straight
In driver meetings at MotorSport Ranch, DE Chair
Chris Tabor made a point about MSR being a great
track for learning with its varied corners and configurations.
In Chris’ words, “if you can drive MSR, you can
pretty much drive any circuit in America.” I found this
to be true, with many of the corners at COTA being
similar in nature to those at MSR. The skills and cornering
techniques that I learned at MSR allowed me to
learn COTA in just five laps. MSR really is a great track
to learn high performance driving.
But DEs are not just about high speed. People that
haven’t driven on a racing circuit will almost always ask
the same question: “How fast did you go?” I tell them,
“Well I hit 141 mph on the back straight” and they say
something like “wow, that’s fast.” What they should ask
is “how quick did you go?” That question covers the
driving skill aspect of how quickly you can get through
a corner while carrying speed and momentum.
Hitting 140+ on the back straight may sound really
exciting, and it does get your attention. But when the
track is clear, I find myself at full throttle for 20 seconds
with not much to do until that 150 meter marker. Basically
it was straight-line acceleration, and I am “just
waiting” for that marker, then brake hard, get the proper
turn-in, power through the apex, and feel the lateral
forces as the car rushes forward out of the turn. The
real fun is in the turns, but we Porsche owners know
that, don’t we?
car” – a total connection. For me, the experience of
taking a Porsche to its limit is simply pure elation and
satisfaction. The marketing folks are right: “there is no
A car from a marque with a racing heritage should
really be experienced at a true racing circuit. I’ll echo
past articles in encouraging new and current members
to try one of the upcoming DEs. There are events
planned for September and October at MSR. With the
amount of focus on safety and education, there is a
near-zero chance that you or your car will experience
any mishap. Rather, you have a 100 percent chance of
having a blast and truly experiencing the performance
that is engineered into your Porsche. So come on out
and meet some great people.
For Porsche drivers, this is where the fun is
For PCA, the first priority in any DE is safety, always!
And honestly, I was concerned that there would be 55-
60 cars in a run group at COTA, since I think MSR is
crowded when we have 30 cars on the 3.1-mile course.
COTA would be up to 60 cars on a 3.4-mile circuit! But
there were no issues at all, as everyone was prompt in
signaling for passes and very courteous. I heard that
there were some “trains” on the first day, but my experience
was that a line of cars usually sorted itself out
within half a lap.
At every PCA DE I have found this friendly and cooperative
spirit among the participants and have made
many new friends. At COTA it was just as good. The
atmosphere and energy level among all of the PCA
members was fantastic. Everyone was buzzing around
like a seven-year-old on Christmas morning, sharing
their experiences, swapping stories, and sharing what
When I participate in a DE, I set goals for myself,
which can range from braking and cornering skills to
visual skills in seeing farther around the track. But I
usually reserve one of my last sessions to “just drive.” I
hit the track and drive at 8/10ths, not trying anything
new, just using what I know. Clearing my mind of all
the “remember this, do that,” the experience becomes
organic. Since I’m not trying anything new, everything
is smooth and in control. Then magic happens and I
instinctively drive faster to the point where I’m driving
flat out at 10/10ths without even thinking about
it. In other sports it’s called “being in the zone”; to me
it feels like I’m flying the car rather than driving it. I
can only describe it as a feeling of “being one with the
The author in a rare moment alone with his
Cayman on the Formula 1 COTA track
For me, driving the Formula 1 circuit at COTA was a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Wait, that’s not right; I
have to go back! And while I am looking forward to the
upcoming events at MSR, I’m already “just waiting” for
the 2017 Advanced DE at COTA.
Editor’s note: the next Maverick Region DE is coming up in
September. Look for more information in the September issue of
Slipstream and online.
Mavericks in Vermont: 2016 Porsche Parade
By Carey Spreen
Photos courtesy of the Parade Staff
ne of the many nice
things about living in
North Texas is that one
can drive to any location
in the Lower 48 in three days or
less. OK, if you want to drive from
here to Olympic National Park in
Washington, you’ll be on the road
for about 33 hours, which is three
11-hour days plus rest stops, but my
point is that you could get there in
half a week if you had a good reason
to do it.
By comparison, Jay Peak Resort,
a remote ski area in northeastern
Vermont, is “only” about 1800
miles from North Texas, or three
9-1/2 hour days, again, if you had
a good reason to do it. Believe it
or not, over 30 Maverick Region
members thought that attending
the Porsche Parade at Jay Peak was
a good enough reason to make that
drive, myself included. If you have
attended a Parade, you probably
don’t need more justification; if
you haven’t attended one, perhaps
knowing that these folks chose to
spend at least three days driving
each way, plus a full week at the
Parade, might convince you to try
one sometime. As it so happens –
hint, hint – the 2018 Parade will be
at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage
Beach, Missouri, a mere 500 or so
miles away, and you have two years
to plan for it. But I digress -- this
story is about the 2016 Parade.
As you may know, the Porsche
Parade is PCA’s annual national
convention, held in a different
part of North America each year
(and yes, there has been a Parade
in Canada). The event runs seven
days and contains four traditional
competitive Porsche-related events,
as well as several more events that
are less Porsche-centered but just
as competitive. But the competition
is not the main reason to go;
many entrants don’t compete at all.
There are driving tours, banquets,
an art show, goodie store, hospitality,
technical seminars, driving
tours, a golf tournament, wine and
beer tastings, RC car races (for
kids of all ages), and did I mention
driving tours? So if you are not the
competitive type, there is still a lot
to keep you and your Porsche busy.
However, much of the Maverick
contingent did turn out to be of
the competitive variety. As I mentioned,
there are four traditional
competitive events: the Concours
d’Elegance, the Time-Speed-Distance
(TSD) Rally, the Autocross,
and the Technical Quiz. Maverick
Region had competitors in each of
these events, as well as in the Gimmick
The Concours is a car show
in which a group of experienced
judges examine the cars for cleanliness
and originality. There is also
often a display of historic Porsches,
and this year was no exception.
Normally, Maverick Region has
several entrants in the Concours,
but this year we had only one: Mark
Roberts. Mark represented us very
well, though, with a first place in
Mark Robert’s 2016 Boxster S
class PP10S (Street Preparation,
2013-on Boxster/Cayman) with his
2016 Boxster S. Mark drove his car
2100 miles and then spent 14 hours
preparing it for the Concours. Class
PP10S is very competitive, and this
was Mark’s first Parade! Congratulations
Don and Carey at the TSD Rally
As anyone who has entered a
Rally can attest, a TSD Rally is not
a race. It is a competition based on
precision timing and navigation.
Each car, which must contain a
driver and navigator, is given a set
of instructions that give them as
little information as possible as to
where to go and when to get there.
There are usually several Mavericks
in the TSD rally, but this year there
was just one team: Don Breithaupt
(driver) and yours truly (navigator).
But again, Don and I represented
Maverick Region pretty well,
taking third place in Class R04 (Unequipped
Plus) and 11th overall in
Much less stressful than the TSD
Rally is the Gimmick Rally, in which
time, speed, and distance are not
nearly as important as finding certain
signs and landmarks along the
way. There are two Gimmick Rally
classes: one for cars containing two
participants, and one for cars with
more than two participants. Mavericks
participated in the former
class, with Bob and Linda Knight
taking home a ninth place trophy.
Also competing (and actually finishing,
which is no mean feat itself)
were John and Chris Hamilton,
Mark Roberts and Renee Rentzel,
and Ralph and Barbara Kauffman.
Included in this event was a Selfie
contest, in which Bob and Linda
took third place for their self-portrait
in front of the Kissing Bridge.
What a cute couple!
Bob and Linda Knight captured a
winning selfie at the Kissing Bridge
The Parade Autocross takes
place over two days because of the
number of drivers entered. This
year it was held on the runway of
a local airport, and proved to be
trickier than it looked, with many
drivers getting lost on the course
for at least one of their three runs,
and even a few drivers never actually
getting in a clean run. Unfortunately,
Day 1 was wet and cold for
most of the drivers, with a sunny
respite for the final run group in
the afternoon. Day 2 proved much
nicer, with a cool day and a dry
Five Mavericks participated in
the Autocross, and almost all took
home trophies. Fred and Denny
ran on Day 1 on a wet course,
hence the difference in best times
from the other drivers, who ran on
Fred Stubbs’ 2011 Boxster Spyder
Denny Payne’s 2016 Cayman GTS
Ed Mayo and Julia Underwood shared
driving duties in Ed’s 1972 911S
Carey Spreen’s 1982 911SC
As a side note, a 918 Spyder actually
ran in the autocross, which is
a first. How did it compare to the
other, mere mortal Porsches? Alas,
we’ll never know, because the driver
got off course (DNF’d) all three
runs and did not receive an official
Parade Autocross Results
Class Driver Car Best Time Place
S09M Fred Stubbs 2011 Boxster Spyder 51.101 1
S09M Denny Payne 2016 Cayman GTS 51.404 2
P06M Ed Mayo 1972 911S 46.671 1
P06L Julia Underwood 1972 911S 52.766 2
P07M Carey Spreen 1982 911SC 44.114 1
The Tech Quiz is a combination
of historical and technical trivia
questions, consisting of 50 general
questions about Porsches and their
history, as well as 25 more modelspecific
questions, with the model
depending on which quiz the
entrant elected to take. This year,
the only Maverick to take the Tech
Quiz was your obedient servant,
who garnered a first in class Q06M
(914) and third overall.
PCA also awards Zone and
Regional websites, and our own
Wendy Shoffit took third place for
the Zone 5 website, for which she is
webmaster. Unfortunately, Wendy
and James were unable to compete
in autocross this year (see James’
article about WHY on page 28).
We also had an Art Show entry
from Julia Underwood, who won
first place in the Artisan Crafts
for a quilted hanging of her
Porsche. Congratulations Julia!
Quilted hanging of her Porsche
by Julia Underwood
You can view photo galleries and
all results on the Parade website,
The 2017 Parade is set for Spokane,
Washington, another threeday
drive from here, but you can
bet that Maverick Region will be
there. We hope you will be too!
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What a terrific evening with Porsche friends!
Thanks to Silver Fox and Saul Fraire (Proprietor) for exceptional
hospitality and delicious complimentary appetizers!
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Stephanie Ho welcoming new
member Landon Strogner
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Travelog: James, Wendy, and Jasmine’s Excellent Adventure
By James Shoffit
Photos Courtesy of the Shoffits
n Wednesday, June 15,
we had the Cayenne
loaded and got rolling
before 7 am. We made
great progress through Memphis,
but then just past Jackson, TN, the
Cayenne started “dropping out.”
The fuel delivery seemed impaired
for three-second increments. It
would shut down all power, then,
after three seconds, resume. It did
this about once every couple of
minutes for almost 100 miles. After
the outside temperature dropped
from 95 to 75 it stopped happening,
but we decided to have the error
codes checked on the computer
at the dealership in Nashville to
determine what was causing it, how
serious it was, and what needed to
I called the Nashville area PCA
Region president (Mike Moody,
Musik-Stadt Region) and he was
very helpful trying to find us someone
who could read error codes
at 7 pm at night. None could be
found, but he even called us back
several times to make sure things
were getting taken care of.
We got to Porsche of Nashville at
7 am the next morning (Thursday,
June 16) and Nick went right to
work diagnosing the problem, finding
a fault on the high pressure fuel
pump internal valve. He replaced
that valve, but then had another issue
with the crank position sensor.
He cleaned that, and then still had
a few other stalling issues, but they
went away, and Nick knew we were
in a rush, so we buttoned it up,
paid the bill, and went on our way,
hitting the road around noon.
Two hundred trouble-free miles
ensued, but then the same problem
started happening again. It is
hilarious now in hindsight that we
decided to NOT stop in Bowling
Green, KY to see the Corvette Museum
and new race track because
we wanted to get to Jay Peak Vermont
and didn’t have time. We had no idea
of the delays that would befall us.
Cincinnati Porsche dealer showroom
The problem got worse and
worse over the next 70 miles. The
nearest Porsche dealership was in
downtown Cincinnati, and we were
rolling through in rush hour, in a
car that would be cruising along
at 50 mph and then suddenly die,
completely, and roll to a stop. This
was frustrating and terrifying, as
cars around us swerved to miss us,
honking at our idiocy. We limped at
barely 15 mph into Porsche of the
Village in Cincinnati. Service was
closed, but they got us scheduled
for the next morning to be looked
at. Unfortunately, we still had 900
miles to traverse on Friday, since
our hotel reservation in Jay Peak
started Friday night! No time for
We even considered purchasing
a newer Cayenne. Or Macan. Heck,
we even looked at a Volvo (not seriously).
Nothing seemed like the
best option, so we locked up the
Cayenne on the dealership front
parking lot, packed to the gills, and
Uber-ed to the airport to rent a car.
We looked up rental prices on
vehicles -- Suburbans, trucks, anything
but a minivan. I would rather
walk to Parade than show up in a
minivan! There was a crossover
Dodge Journey that we walked
past on the way to the Hertz office,
and we priced it at $423 a week on
our phones. But I went to the desk
to see what else they had, and if I
could get a better last-minute price.
They told me they didn’t have ANY
minivans or crossovers at all, and
so I asked about the Dodge Journey
I had just seen, and they said it
wasn’t available, and even if it was,
the price would be $800 a week,
So, while standing at the desk,
fuming, I booked that exact car
using my phone, and showed the
counter agent the confirmation
number. She acknowledged the
$423 price and handed me the keys,
we told them we would see them in
two weeks, and we got in our Journey
and left. After a few minutes of
lackluster driving, a question occurred
to me, so I Googled “Dodge
Journey horsepower.” Google said
“no results found.” I kid. It has dozens
of horsepower. Dozens!
The rental with “dozens of horsepower”
We got on I-71 to head back to
the Porsche dealership. It was now
7:30pm, and we hoped to transfer
all our belongings from our Cayenne,
parked in the front lot, to
the Journey, which looked like it
just might have enough space for it.
Still on the way to the dealer,
we saw a plume of smoke on the
horizon. “Looks like something
caught on fire,” we commented.
Traffic was beginning to build a bit,
but Google assured us there was
only about a mile to get past the
incident, so instead of exiting the
highway, we stayed on, to just slowly
roll through it. Only we didn’t roll.
We stopped. For over 2.5 hours
we didn’t move an inch. A car had
hit a semi, which caught fire, and
spilled hazardous materials all over
the highway, which required days/
weeks/months of cleanup. Finally
after 2.5 hours of sitting there, the
police helped reverse the flow of
traffic, and we were able to go get
dinner (hadn’t eaten since lunchtime
near Nashville). The only
place open was McDonalds. And I
spilled mustard on my pants. And
we were exhausted. And we still
had to unpack everything out of
the Cayenne and pack it into the
Journey, which we completed about
A truck fire closed the highway
So we determined to just get
to the other side of Cincinnati,
and booked a room in Blue Ash
for the night. It was about nearing
midnight, and this was one of the
worst travel days we had ever experienced.
Then for some reason we decided
to try one last-ditch effort to turn
the day around. So we Googled “ice
cream near me,” knowing full well
nothing would be open. But something
WAS open. It was called Rhino’s
Frozen Yogurt and Soft Serve
in Blue Ash, Ohio. It was open 24
hours. Yay! But it was located in a
Froyo to end a forgettable day
Mount Washington - then and now
gas station. What? Boo! But we got
there, and it was the best damned
froyo place we had experienced!
Clean, fresh, AMAZING choice of
flavors and toppings, and they had
coolers for the toppings that needed
it and lids that kept everything
fresh. We devoured our delicious
treat and went to bed, very glad the
day was behind us.
The next day we drove up
through Cleveland, and had lunch
in Conneaut, OH, at a Subway overlooking
Lake Erie. A quick jaunt
through Pennsylvania on highway
90, up to Syracuse, then north
through Watertown, paralleling
the St. Lawrence River, arriving at
Jay Peak before 10 pm. In a Dodge
Porsche Parade 2016 Jay Peak
was great, but this story is about the
travels, not Parade itself.
While there, we took the tram
to the top of Jay Peak and stood on
the concrete summit marker and
So we left Sunday morning, June
26, heading for Mount Washington
in New Hampshire. Back in the
early ‘90s, Wendy and I and a few
friends drove much of this same
itinerary, knocking interesting
things off our checklists and picking
up all the states in the Northeast.
This was way before Jasmine
was born, so we wanted to show Jasmine
all the cool stuff. We did NOT
bother to show her the Longest
Covered Bridge in the world, near
Hartland, New Brunswick. We also
skipped the largest tidal whirlpool
in the Western Hemisphere (Bay of
Fundy). Both were . . . lackluster.
But back to Mount Washington.
Maverick member Denny Payne
and I bought tickets for the Cog
Railway to the top. We met there
just before 11 to get a quick snack.
Now the last time we went to the
top of Mount Washington, it was 80
degrees at the bottom and 45 degrees
at the top, with 10ft visibility,
massive cloud cover, and wind blowing
a steady 30-50 mph. INSANE
conditions. We warned Jasmine
that she would be entering Hell on
earth. The most extreme weather
on the planet. The ONLY place to
record 231 mph wind speeds with
humans checking the instrumentation.
So the cog train (VERY COOL,
BY THE WAY) stops at the top, and
. . . it is 60 degrees. Sunny. Clear.
They told us you could see Jay
Peak, which was 120 miles away, if
you knew which direction to look.
We didn’t even need jackets. DIS-
APPOINTING. But this time we
climbed up to the summit (20 feet
away), shopping and museuming
for a while, then took the cog train
back down. (VERY COOL, BY THE
WAY). We ate lunch at the train station,
after which Denny went his
way and we went ours.
on the way
up in the
Jasmine has a friend from art
school, Chad, who happens to live
in Maine, about an hour from Acadia
National Park, which was on
our must-see list. We had reservations
for the Bar Harbor Inn right
on Mount Desert Isle, and we had
enough time to try and arrange
a visit. Wendy and I had become
good friends with Chad’s mom
during our many visits to Savannah
for our kids and their college adventures.
They agreed to meet us at
a little town in between called Ellsworth,
and this time we finally got
to meet Chad’s dad, Jimmy, who is
a real life Maine lobster fisherman.
I am a huge fan of Deadliest Catch,
and love hearing about fishing and
boats and how all that works; so different
from my software development
life. Jimmy and I had a great
time at dinner while he told me all
about his industry and his boat and
what it takes to succeed in the lobster
Chad and Jasmine had fun
catching up on the three weeks
they hadn’t seen each other, and
Wendy and Becky caught up on
their perspective of the school and
how the next few years might go.
We finished up with ice cream (of
course) and got to our room before
We left the curtains open so we
could watch the sun rise, and were
glad we did. You can’t get much
further east in the continental US
than Bar Harbor, Maine, and we
woke up with twilight just after 4 am.
We watched it fully rise (did a time
lapse shot on Wendy’s iPhone) and
just listened to the birds and lobster
boats setting traps until about 5 am.
Then we closed the blinds and got
some more sleep!
Off to Acadia National Park,
one of our favorite places! We went
to Thunder Hole, which was not
very dramatic or deadly on this day
-- the tide was coming in, but the
seas were calm. We drove to the
top of Cadillac Mountain, and then
James and Wendy on
hiked the rest
of the way to
week! We had
great views of
East of the
We ate lunch
at the Jordan Pond House, and the
service was slow, but the food was
great (everything had blueberries)
and the weather was amazing. No
Then we piled in the car, heading
to Boston. We arrived at the Omni
Parker House Hotel in downtown
Boston, right on the Freedom Trail,
around 10 pm. The Parker House
is the longest continually operating
hotel in the USA. It also was where
the Boston Cream Pie originated,
and where the Parker House Rolls
were invented. So of course, we had
to have both of those.
The next day we got on a tour
bus and started exploring Boston,
hopping off at Faneuil Hall / Quincy
Marketplace, and were amazed
at all the dining options. We took
pictures at one of the THREE
“Cheers” bars in Boston (from
the TV show). Jasmine was mainly
looking for stuff she recognized
from Fallout 4 (video game based
in past-future apocalyptic Boston).
We of course had to have some pastries
from Mike’s in Boston, which
were pretty tasty.
We left Wednesday morning and
headed towards Cincinnati, touring
through Providence to pick
up Rhode Island and then Connecticut
after that. Took I-80 across
Pennsylvania for the first time.
Since we got a late start, we only
made it to Ashland, OH (700 mile
day - below par).
Thursday morning we decided
to call Porsche of the Village again
to make SURE the Cayenne was going
to be repaired when we came
to pick it up around 10 am; we had
a LONG drive back to Dallas ahead
of us. We were glad to hear they
had determined what the problem
was. We were glad to hear they had
ordered the correct parts. We were
not glad to hear the parts wouldn’t
arrive until the following Tuesday.
Not glad at all. We brought our
displeasure to their attention in
the nicest possible manner and
they were able to get the parts at
around 11 am, and they targeted 3
pm for us driving out of the dealership.
They loaned us a Macan so we
could try that out and tour the city
So we unpacked everything from
the Dodge Journey into the service
manager’s office. We should have
taken pictures of the avalanche of
luggage there. And then we drove
our borrowed Macan and our rented
Dodge Journey to the airport to
return it. We said our goodbyes to
the Journey, while listening to Journey
and reflecting on our Journey
in the Journey, finally heading out
in the Macan. Jasmine didn’t mind
the back seat at all since it had its
own climate control - something
missing in our Cayenne.
We had a great time across the
river at the Levee in Newport, KY,
and tried Tom and Chee for the
first time. Google it. Then go there.
You will NOT regret it!
Finally we got back to the dealership,
and it was taking a bit longer
than expected, but at 4:15 we
started loading it up, paid the bill
(FAR less than we expected for all
they did), and started driving.
The Cayenne ran great without
any further issues. We did have to
stop one more night in Jackson,
TN. We stopped to visit another of
Jasmine’s friends for a few hours
while we were driving through Arkansas.
And we made it back home,
safe and sound, around 5:30 pm on
Friday, July 1.
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For Sale: 1981 911 Euro SC race car. Has track
records at Hallett and Eagles Canyon. 2 sets of 15”
Buckley Wheels, Buckley race headers. Recent
transmission overhaul/major tune up. No wrecks or
rust. Lives at MSR Cresson. $30,000 or best offer.
Trailer also available. Contact Myron Krupp at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-888-3804. (08)
For Sale: Aluminum deck KwikLoad tilt trailer.
Custom tire rack/toolbox, holds up to 8 wheels, 4 gas
jugs, & a bicycle. 2 spare tire/hubs. Remote control
winch. 2 in. deck lockable storage boxes. Est. weight
1950#. Would cost $7,850 to build a similar trailer
today. For sale for $4,000. Contact Rocky Johnson at
email@example.com or 972-816-1769. (08)
For Sale: 2007 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5.
5.7 V8, 6 speed AT, 2WD, TRD off-road, 10k factory
trailering package, Roll-n-Lock bed cover w/2 keys,
back up camera...more. Asking $15k. 109k miles.
Perfect tow vehicle. Original Owner, Non-smoker,
Everything works, Excellent truck. All maintenance
current w/receipts. Maverick PCA member/instructor.
Text for details & pics. Contact David Linder at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-773-4491. (08)
For Sale: 2006 Porsche Carrera. Beautiful Seal
Gray Metallic, 28250 Miles, fully serviced at 20183
miles at Roger Beasley Porsche, Sunteck clear bra on
hood, bumper and lights, new Michelin Pilot Sport
tires. Installed Options: Bi-Xenon Headlamps, leather
sport seats, heated front seats, rear window wiper,
Sport Chrono Package Plus, Bose Sound Package,
exterior matching console and Porsche Crest in
Headrest. $39,500. Contact Steven at 817-874-8399
or email@example.com. (08)
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LEADING TO RETURN of my 1968 Porsche 912.
YIN 12801841, removed from Wes Hildreth’s shop
in Plano. Car was originally burgundy, repainted red,
and then white. Original set of Fuchs (“S”) wheels
with engine removed. Contact: Charles Armstrong at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-987-1400. (08)
For Sale: 2011 Porsche 997.2S. White with black
leather interior. Naturally aspirated with direct
injection! 21500 miles, manual transmission,
ventilated seats. Remainder of warranty until 04/17.
All maintenance completed, like new. Stunning car!
Includes window sticker and Porsche COA. Asking
$62,000. Contact Jack Krielen at email@example.com
or 817-307-9447. (07)
For Sale: Mercedes-Benz 2013 C250 Coupe.
Palladium silver with ash grey leather interior. 1.8liter
Turbocharged direct injection. 7 speed automatic
transmission. Aluminum trim, sport suspension, AMG
6 Twin spoke wheels. Loaded with options. MSRP
$46,200 when purchased at Park Place, Grapevine on
10/13. All MB service up to date. Remaining MB full
warranty until 05/17. Asking $23,000. Contact Jack
Krielen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-307-9447. (07)
For Sale: 2007 Cayman S. Black/black. Streetable
track car, 6 speed, 36K, 20K on engine, new paint and
clear bra, great interior, all the performance mods,
faster than stock Cayman R. See link for full details...
http://panjo.com/l/286240. Asking $43,000. Wheels
and trailer also available. Contact Leif at leifp@
yahoo.com or 817-681-3038. (07)
For Sale: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0. White with black
interior. Purchased new at Forest Lane Porsche Audi
with extra 2.0 engine and working air-conditioning. I
have the original window sticker and owners manual.
Owned vehicle since 2004. Receipts from 2004
available. Optioned with factory front and rear sway
bars. $10,000. Contact James at email@example.com or
For Sale: 2001 Porsche Carrera. Black on Black,
89K miles. New engine with less than 5K miles,
IPD Plenum, new clutch, new front rotors, Cayman
R Brake Pads, GT3 Control Arms, H&R Springs and
Sway Bars, Turbo Twist and OZ Allegeritta Rims, GT3
Seats and Heated Leather Seats. Always serviced at
Porsche of Plano by lead tech only. Always garaged.
Flawless car. $27,500. Contact Kevin Kim at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-693-5699. (07)
For Sale: 2014 Cayman S. Guards red, black interior,
red belts. 9000 miles, PDK. Never seen rain or snow,
always garaged. Never tracked. Bose Surround, Sports
Seats Plus, Sport Exhaust, 20” Carrera S wheels,
Sirius XM, Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS, PASM,
Sport Design steering wheel with paddles, and power
folding mirrors. Full service history available, still
under factory warranty. $62,000 Contact Tim Orton at
817-437-6148 or email@example.com. (07)
For Sale: 2015 911 Carrera S. Black exterior, Black
interior, 5,700 miles, one owner car. Original MSRP
$114,875, PDK, 20” Carrera S Wheels, Steering wheel
heating, Smoking Package, Bi-Xenon Headlights
including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS),
Sport Chrono Package, Slide/Tilt Sunroof, Power
Sport Seats (14-way), Premium Package Plus, Bose
Audio, Tint, Non-Smoker, Clean Carfax, $89,990.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. (06)
For Sale: Open trailer. 18’ steel bed, F & R tie
downs, locking tire rack and fuel jug rack, swing
away fender for driver’s door, tool box and ramps.
Dual axle, electric brakes. $1950, with winch $2300.
Contact Lee Wilkins at email@example.com or
For Sale: 1999 Porsche 996. 153,xxx miles. Freshly
professionally rebuilt engine, 50k on new dealer
installed transmission. New Michelin Pilot Super
sport tires all around, new Sachs clutch, LN IMS
bearing, new oil separator, water pump, brake pads,
window regulators. Current Texas state inspection.
Factory Aero kit. Contact Chris Amond at amondc@
verizon.net or 817-896-5825. (06)
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Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.
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deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 8
DFW Garage Design (972) 416-4545 Page 24
DFWRE Services (817) 807-2053 Page 14
Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 26
Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 20
Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 21
Garages of Texas (214) 435-4898 Page 5
Innovative Autosports (972) 418-1996 Page 25
Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 21
Louden Motorcar Services (972) 241-6326 I.B.C.
Marvelous Home Makeovers (214) 458-1932 Page 32
Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 31
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OCD’tailers (817) 948-8538 Page 35
Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Pages 15, 27
The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 20
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RKT Techniques (817) 624-1322 Page 31
Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 26
Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2
Stuart’s Paint and Body (214) 221-6999 Page 33
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PRINTER OF SLIPSTREAM SINCE 1982
Service & Maintenance
Around the Bend...
By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor
o, I’ve been thinking a bit about change
during this past month. It could be that getting
off of the main highways while on these
last two road trips totaling over 5,500 miles
has made me fully realize how much our small towns
and rural areas have changed in the past 60 years.
Abandoned storefronts, main streets and even sections
of highway reminded me again and again that
times have changed. Certainly the travel expectations
of today’s drivers have changed and are perhaps the
cause of us routing around these small towns to save 10
minutes of drive time over that section of road.
It’s easy to reminisce about the “good old days” and
bemoan these types of changes in our road trip adventures.
And then I read the Shoffit Travelog on page 28
of this issue and realize that adventures can still be had
on these great roads of ours if we have the time to take
the less-traveled way.
The only constant in our lives is change, so this
quote from Dr. Ferdinand Porsche helped put things
in perspective as I was writing this.
Change is easy.
far more difficult.
That leads me to inform you, “Constant
Readers” (as Stephen King would say), of a change
in one of the features I’ve been promoting in
Slipstream since January.
Maverick Photos of the Month was meant to be an ongoing
opportunity for Mav members to submit photographs
and share them with our readers without
having to write articles. We’ve had good participation
over the months, but I’ve realized that my highlighting
a particular focus area each month was too confining
for those members who like to take photos “in the moment”
without wondering if they fit that month’s focus.
So, Photos of the Month is no longer a monthly feature.
To follow in Ferdi’s way of thinking, coming soon
is a change, and hopefully an improvement, to our effort
to include photos from members in each issue of
Slipstream, as well as online in easy to access albums.
Bill Orr is the driving force behind this effort and we
should all be the lucky recipients of having access to
more member photos than ever before.
Page 12 in this issue previews what we can expect
in the future. Articles will continue to include as many
photos as possible with the space we have, while URLs
and QR codes will take you to online albums with dozens
of additional photos.
Bill has chosen to use Flickr as our online respository.
Those members who currently have Flickr accounts
can join the group Bill has created and even submit
photos already. If you are interested, visit
The September issue of Slipstream will include a full
description of the Porsche of the Month process to get
your photos published online.
Hang in there Mavericks. While we are still in the
throes of summer heat, looking ahead to our
events calendar shows a big increase in the
number of member driving events coming up .
That must mean cooler weather for us, right?
That change would be a big improvement!
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