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May 2016

Published by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America

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May at Mayo’s

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Volume 54, Issue 5, May 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

Maverick Minutes.........................................6

New Mavericks and Anniversaries................9


Advertiser Index..........................................34

Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)...........36



Destination Restoration............................... 10

GT3 versus 650S: You’re the Winner..........16

Finding a Road Less Traveled.....................18

Maverick Photos of the Month....................31

Upcoming Events

March Board Meeting...................................7

Porsches 2 Prescott........................................7

COTA Club Race and Advanced Solo DE..11

Maverick Lunch Series...............................11

Rocky Mountain Highway..........................17

PCA Treffen Lake Tahoe.............................19

Autocross Schedule.....................................20

Time Trial #1: MW.....................................20

Autos in the Park.........................................22

May Saturday Drive: Revolver Brewing.....23

May Monthly Social....................................27

Past Event Recaps

March Sunday Drive to Mitas Hill..............12

April Driver Education at MSR..................13

Maverick Region Autocross Series.............14

March Social: Love & War in Texas...........26


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

Day May

1 All British and European Car Day

4 Board Meeting

6-8 COTA Club Race & Adv. DE

10 Lewisville Lunch

14 Saturday Drive: Revolver Brewing

19 Mav Social: Shuck N Jive

26 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

28 Time Trial #1: MW

29 Autocross 4: MW

Day July

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Mav Social: TBD

24 Autocross 5: LSP

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

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


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

Day June

1 Board Meeting

5 Autos in the Park

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Mav Social: TBD

19-25 PCA Porsche Parade 2016

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day August

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

14 Autocross 6: LSP

18 Mav Social: TBD

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover: Spring in

Texas. Capturing a Porsche

Boxster surrounded by fields of


Photo by Tom Martin

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Ken Chandler



Bryan Kerrick



2016 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative


Michael Globe



Scott Spradley


Jim Woolly




Mike Hamza




Rod Nordstrom



Tracey Gross



Charles Bush



Jim Falgout



Randal Goodman


Leonard Zechiedrich




Lynn Friedman




Shifting Gears: What do YOU want from Founders’ Day?

By Jim Falgout, Region President

The month of May is one of our most

active, with plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy

your Porsche and your fellow Porsche enthusiasts. Be

sure to participate in at least one if not more events

this month!

Now I am really going to shift gears on you: I am

going to talk about Founders’ Day. Last year I heard

some members were asking “What is Founders’ Day?”

Basically, it has been several things through the years.

Some clubs have monthly membership meetings; the

Maverick Region does not. Some clubs have an annual

meeting. Founders’ Day is the closest thing we have

to an annual meeting. One important function that

occurs during Founders’ Day is the election of officers.

Our bylaws require it. However, if that was all we did, it

would not be much of a meeting.

As I said previously, it has been many things.

Previously, awards for our Autocross and Time Trial

series were given out during Founders’ Day. That

activity was changed to a different occasion. One thing

that does happen during Founders’ Day is a silent

auction to raise funds for our charitable endeavors.

We choose this event to support our charity, which has

proven to be a fun activity and helps the cause. In the

eight years that I have been a member, there have been

a variety of speakers and it has been “black tie optional.”

While some may not like that criteria, in reality very

few exercise that option. The event has been a sit-down

dinner with a cash bar, although none of this is set in


The reason I am bringing up Founders’ Day is that

attendance has been declining over the years. We

have begun re-evaluating the event. We want to know

what you want the event to be. In what way would

you like to celebrate the anniversary of the founding

of the Maverick Region? Please send any suggestions

to social@mavpca.org or president@mavpca.org. We

certainly want to hear from you.

Another thing we want to hear from you about is

what activity you would like to help make successful.

You didn’t think I would forget to solicit volunteers,

did you? Please contact Jim Gallegos at volunteers@


YOUR CLUB WANTS YOU . . . Volunteer! You will

be glad you did.

SAUL FRAIRE, Chef-Proprietor

1235 William D. Tate Ave

Grapevine, TX 76051


Mav of the Month

Many people contribute to the success of your club.

One of the most successful of your club’s endeavors is

Slipstream. It has won national awards. In addition to

the tireless work performed by the editors, the excellent

articles contributed by members make it the success

it is. One of our members, who has a very busy

schedule, finds time to write some of those excellent

articles. Ash Seidl-Staley, thanks for all your contributions

to Slipstream. Keep up the good work!

Ash Seidl-Staley balances his family, school, and

work while still contributing an article each month

In what way would you like to celebrate the anniversary

of the founding of the Maverick Region?

2 May

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2016 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs


Jim Falgout


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.

Autocross Chair

Mark Schnoerr


Club Race Co-Chair

Pat Heptig



DE Chair




Vice President

David Robertson

C 617-797-0516


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,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard



Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis


DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky




Wendy Shoffit

C 972-977-9821


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

Cayman GT4.

TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard



Club Race/DE Registrar

Slipstream Event Ads

Wendy Shoffit



DE Equipment Mgr.

Hunter Allen



Richard Solomon

C 903-530-8281


Richard joined Maverick Region in

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

Porsche fanatics!

Charity Chair

Chris Hamilton


Concours Chair

Andy Kay



DE Sponsorship

Daren Kirbo



Email List Moderator

James Shoffit




Email List Moderator

Brian Scudder



Email List Moderator

Matt Platts



Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh



Histographer, Tenured

Charlie Davis


Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton



Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho


Online Calendar

Brendan Eagan


Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert



Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher


Safety Chair

Joe McGlohen


Slipstream Advertising

Cindy Bliss



Slipstream Editor

Jim Hirsch



Slipstream Article Ed.

Carey Spreen



Slipstream Wrangler,

Public Relations

Brenda Dranow


Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears



Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

972--438-8344 (W)

817-481-8342 (H)


Social Co-Chair

Tracy Robertson



Social Co-Chair

Phyllis Gallegos



Sunday Drive Chair

Tom Martin


Tech Sessions Chair

Ed Mullenix



Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo



Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos



Web Site Chair

Denny Payne



Please contact any of these club event chairs with your questions!

4 May





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Gimme a Minute: April Board Meeting

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary April 6, 2016

President Jim Falgout

began promptly at 7:00 pm.

Social Co-Chair Phyllis Gallegos

mentioned a date for Founders’

Day. Unfortunately, it conflicted

with our Club Race in November,

so another date will be worked out.

May at Mayo’s is all set with Blue

Mesa catering. She needs more RS-

VPs, though.

Volunteer Chair Jimmy Gallegos

sent out a form for event chairs to

complete and return to him. He will

pair up job needs with willing volunteers.

Editor Jim Hirsch continues to

create 40-page issues. Current printing

of 1825 covers our needs. In the

past five months we have had over

100 new members join the club, so

he will continue publishing articles

recapping what our events are about.

We have 31 advertisers. The Photos

of the Month feature is going well

and is always looking for pictures for

articles and on the cover. He will be

gone in May, so Carey Spreen will

finish the June issue.

Co-Editor Carey Spreen reminded

everyone that the Phase II of registration

for the Porsche Parade in

Jay Peak, Vermont, opened Monday,

April 4.

Goodie Store Chair Chris Flaugh

has had requests for a Maverick

window sticker. He found a source

for $1.29 each (500 minimum). The

board approved a motion to purchase

them. He will have them available

for sale, but cannot do so on

the Goodie Store website directly.

He will investigate the best method

for selling and report later. He will

also purchase several moderately

priced items from our Goodie Store

to make them available for sale.

Safety Chair Joe McGlohen

has been training Bob Kramer

and Wayne Elliot as assistants. His

current focus is on our Drivers’

Education events. He will continue

looking for an additional younger


6 May

Advertising Chair Cindy Bliss is

still getting a feel for her new position

and will work with Jim Hirsch.

Sunday Drive Chair Tom Martin

reported his first event of the year

was to the Mitas Hill Vineyard,

which was attended by 111 cars and

183 people, the largest ever. His new

sound system worked perfectly. Because

the group was so large, he had

six drive leaders to split the group

up into manageable chunks. The

next drives will be to Ben Wheeler,

TX, and the Revolver Brewing in


Bob Kramer looks forward to getting

more involved in the club while

not stepping on too many toes. He

noticed some issues at the last DE

and will help to make improvements.

PR Chair Brenda Dranow continues

to work on issues to help with

Slipstream, despite being away.

DE Chair Chris Tabor reported

the April 2-3 DE had over 100 attendees.

The DEs this year to date

have been more successful than last

year’s to this point of the year, partly

due to better date selections. He

will be looking to increase the price

of the September event by $25 to

adjust for increasing costs. He has

been reaching out to new members

by sending event discount coupons.

Bill Orr is assisting Tom Martin

with Sunday Drives. He shared a

new phone app called “Porsche GTS

Routes” that records routes and

makes them available to publish, a

possible great tool for the events.

Concours Chair Andy Kay is set

for May at Mayo’s on April 30. He

has his awards and other items prepared,

but needs several volunteers

to help with parking and vote tallying.

He is also working to get volunteer

judges for the June 5 Autos in

the Park concours. If he cannot get

enough judges, it will be a people’s

choice event.

Calendar Boy Brendan Eagan has

the Google calendar up to date and

is looking for a replacement helper,

as his last one moved away.

Rally Chair Don Sebert has his

first event on April 16, a Puzzle Rally

from Plano to the San Martiño Winery

in Rockwall. He is taking RSVPs

to rally@mavpca.org.

Secretary Wendy Shoffit reported

for several absentee chairs. Membership

Chair John Hamilton stated

we had a net gain of 12 from last

month, bringing us to a total of 2529

primary and associate members.

Autocross Chair Mark Schnoerr

said that, after three events so far,

19 Mavericks have participated in

the series, but no one has swept the

new classes. The AX school was held

March 19 in Mineral Wells, followed

the next day by a mirrorcross. The

third event was at Lone Star Park

where he was course designer and

event master – a great event with

some close battles in the Porsche

classes. The next event is May 29,

the day after the first Time Trial this

year, both in Mineral Wells. Time

Trial Chair Travis Howard is ready

for that event and will be running

TT Course #1. More information

later. Historian Charlie Davis will

begin working on dates for the next

Photo School and contest. He will

report on those later, as details are

decided. Lastly, as Club Race registrar,

Wendy reported that the COTA

event is shaping up. Attendance is

currently down from past years, but

will work to increase those numbers.

Jim Falgout announced that Ash

Seidl-Staley is the Maverick of the

Month because of his continuing

tech article writing for Slipstream,

despite a very busy school and life

schedule. If you have suggestions

on someone you would like to see

receive Mav of the Month, contact


Meeting was adjourned at 7:45

pm, as our fearless accountant leader

had to return to work because of

tax season. Possibly the shortest

meeting ever!


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 this month is,


getting all 5 of 5 correct. We had a lot of folks getting

4 of 5, but Tom got them all.

Tom, please contact Kirk at Zim’s

to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanks to all for playing!

1. Porsche’s newest 911 derivative is the 911R, considered by

many to be a 50th Anniversary throwback to the very rare 911R

of 1967, of which only ________ were built, with three of those

as prototypes.

a. 18 b. 23 c. 28 d. 33

Source: http://goo.gl/UItkUn (Motor Authority)

2. The new 911R had been rumored for some time but was

actually introduced at the _________ Auto Show on ________.

a. Tokyo-Oct 30, 2015 b. Detroit-Jan 11, 2016 c. Chicago-

Feb 11, 2016 d. Geneva-March 1, 2016

Source: e-BrakeNews, March 1

3. Like the 911R that came in 1967, the new 911R is the lightest

in the model line, weighing in at 3021 lbs - a far cry above the

original curb weight of ________ lbs in 1967.

a. 1685 b. 1715 c. 1765 d. 1810

Source: e-BrakeNews, March 1

4. While the 1967 model had an engine from the 906 race car, the

new 911R uses the 500HP GT3-RS Engine. How many of these

new 911Rs will be built?

a. 906 b. 911 c. 991 d. 999

Source: e-Brake News, March 1

5. In a throwback to the original 911R, one of the following is

NOT available in the new 2017 Porsche 911R. Which is it?

a. Radio b. A/C c. PDK d. Automatic Spoiler e.

Houndstooth Plaid Seat Inserts

Source: e-BrakeNews, March 1

Answers: 1) b 2) d 3) b 4) c 5) c


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Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

Christopher Balian


2016 Macan S

Alycia Bellah (Lloyd)


2010 Boxster

Sean Bodkin


2007 Cayman

Frederic Chang


2004 Cayenne S

Roger Chung (Yooni)


2014 911 Carrera S

Johan Cronje


2013 911 Carrera S

Alex Einspruch


2006 911 Carrera 4

Jack Freudenfeld


2006 Cayenne Turbo S

Damien Fuller-Sutherland


2014 Cayman S

Scott Hall


2013 Cayenne

Troy Hall


1977 911S

Michael Harrison


2015 Boxster S

Christiaan Hattingh


2008 911 Carrera 4S

Alex Holmburg


1988 944 Turbo

Say hello to your fellow

Porsche drivers!

Flashing your high beams at fellow Porsche

drivers is a time-honored tradition . . .

Keep the flash alive!

John Lounsbury


2008 Cayman

Chris Mull


2013 911 Carrera

Mark Palmer


2015 Cayman

Paun Peters

Fort Worth

1989 911 Turbo

Derek Pitner


2003 911 Carrera 4S

Nick Porter


2001 Boxster S

Kyle Reynolds


2013 Panamera Turbo S

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

contact John Hamilton at


Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,649

Affiliate Members ~ 880

Total Membership ~ 2,529

Isaiah Robbins


1974 914 2.0

Chris Robinsoin


2014 911 Carrera

Shannon Warren


2008 Cayman

Robert Watson


2006 Cayman S

Richard Wray


2010 911 Carrera S

Transfers In

Jason Bentow


Transfer From: LA

2016 Cayman S

Anniversaries: May

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Charles Armstrong Jr.


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Marc Tuno (Laura Peterman) Plano

20 Years

Jim Collier (Diane)


William Kruder


Samuel Moultrie (Robin)


15 Years

John Camp (Phyllis)


10 Years

Gregory Hanson (Barbara) Southlake

Nikolaus Klemmer


Christopher Summers


5 Years

Scott Boyd

Joseph Chicoskie (Chris)

Jeffrey Cohen (Ellen)

Christopher Drake (Katrena)

Gary Harman (Nancy Cleland)

Steve Plybon (Cheryl)

Richard Robinson (Rebecca)

Ryan Schall

Ash Seidl-Staley (Jennifer)

M Speer (Christi)

Reginald Stewart













Destination Restoration: Jacking It Up

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Photo Courtesy of the Author

One of the most beautiful aspects of the

Porsche, as a car, is its low profile. Whether one drives

the classic 911, a nimble 914, a scathingly fast Carrera

GT, or one of the various front engine Porsches, the

truncated stance screams power and agility. It is undeniably

accurate to state that this look is gorgeous and

advantageous for high speed cornering, but having the

car so close to the ground can often make upkeep of

the vehicle difficult. Many maintenance procedures can

be accomplished without having to raise the vehicle up

into the air, but many more cannot. To avoid unnecessary

damage to our precious vehicles, it is important

to know where the car’s jack points are and how to

properly use them. For the purposes of instruction this

article will focus its attention on how to lift both front

and rear engine-mounted Porsches, specifically a 911

and a 944—though these procedures and jack points

can be carried over to newer models and body shapes.

Let’s begin with a nice diagram depicting a 911’s

jack points. As you can see, there are six main points

underneath the car that should

be used to jack up the vehicle.

Two of them sit directly behind

the front wheels of either side

of the vehicle and the four other

points lie directly in front of the

rear wheel wells. On most vehicles,

when rust is not an issue

or the structural integrity of the

rocker panels isn’t threatened,

this section of the floor pan has

little nodes that stick out signaling

the exact position a jack

should be placed. If the front of

the vehicle needs to be lifted the

best places to lift, include directly

in the center of the Crossbeam or

at the A-Arm mounting points.

Jack points are

marked with an X

Many home mechanics, myself included,

choose to lift the rear of

the car via the sump plate cover

on the bottom of the engine. I have read and seen multiple

discussions pertaining to this procedure and have

determined that using the engine for a jacking point

is really up to each individual owner. As long as care

is taken throughout the lifting procedure your car will

be free of damage. Remember, patience and common

sense are our friends.

No matter what position you wish to raise your vehicle

by, it is important to always use an item, usually

a small chunk of wood, as a buffer in between the jack

plate and the metal of the vehicle. This not only provides

an added measure of stability but helps protect

your vehicle’s metal if a slide or jack slip were to occur.

A procedure that is doubly important is always, and I

repeat always, utilize jack stands in conjunction with

the floor jack itself. Too much can go wrong when using

the floor jack alone; jack stands provide additional

support and save lives. Thankfully Porsche has courteously

provided many points where jack stands can be

inserted. These include: the rear torsion bar covers,

the front torsion bar mounting points, the front cross

beam connecting the A-arms, and the rear torsion tube



the car

has been


up and


on jack



the floor

jack and


Notice that the jack point for a 944 is in the

middle. Jack stands can be inserted at the four

corners of the floor pan.

away from the vehicle. Allow the weight of the car to

settle on the stands for a few minutes. Then administer

a test on the vehicle by pushing and shoving the car.

There is no need to get angry like the Hulk, but it is

important that you do this to make sure that the car

will not slip or fall off of the stands while you are under

the vehicle. It is better to have the car fall off the

stands when you push on it then it would be to have the

car shift while torqueing a bolt or breaking free one of

those trailing arms. For added security, as my family has

experienced the detrimental effects of a jack failure

first hand, I always place two extra tires underneath the

floor pan. This only eases my mind, as well as my wife’s,

but is not strictly necessary.

To lower the car after your work is done, replace

the floor jack to the point where you chose to lift the

car. Lift up, carefully remove jack stands and any other

form of safety measure present, then slowly lower the

vehicle down to its iconic stance.

That’s about it my friends! Remember, the Internet

is full of beneficial “how to” videos, discussion boards,

and technical articles that adequately describe how to

jack up each specific Porsche model. It wouldn’t hurt

to invest in a Haynes manual either . . . Wrench on,


10 May


Mitas Hill Vineyard Sunday Drive Recap

ByTom Martin, Sunday Drive Chair

Photos by George Luxbacher

Would you have any

Grey Poupon? It was the first

day of Spring, just hours after the

vernal equinox. The neo-Druids

were spent from their time at

Stonehenge, the Australian Grand

Prix was already in the books, and

somewhere in North Texas, a bevy

of the Porsche faithful gathered in

a parking lot in Plano.

Actually, it was more than a bevy

of Porsches. More than a cadre, a

covey, a crowd, or a flock, too. In

fact, it was more of a horde. Maybe

even a legion. It was the biggest

dang turnout of Porsches and people

that the Club has ever seen for

a Maverick Tour.

Yes, 111 Porsches and 183 people

turned up for the first Sunday

Drive of the 2016 season.

The drive was a relatively short

62.1-mile jaunt, designed as a sort

of primer for new members to the

12 May

A record number of Maverick members

participated in the first drive of the year

Leaving the lot to start the drive

All told, six drive groups were required

to accommodate all of the participants

Maverick fold. And there were a lot

of new members present: almost

50% according to a quick show of


The first section of the drive

led drivers out of the confines of

the Metroplex; the second took

us through towns

like Farmersville

where the roads

opened up somewhat;

and once the

drive groups passed

through Blue

Ridge, the third leg

was devoted to doing

what Porsches

do best . . . killing

bugs. Quickly.

Because of the

total distance of

the drive, and the

relatively short elapsed time needed,

it was decided to forego the

mid-drive restroom break that most

Sunday Drives include. It seems

that many members appreciated

the streamlining. Plus, the service

station in Princeton at the halfway

point would not have been able to

handle the 100+ Porsche swarm

clogging their parking lot and utilizing

the sole rest room.

Upon arrival at the Vineyard,

we were greeted by our gracious

host Rob King, who had a social

area dedicated for our group, in

addition to the normal bar and

restaurant areas. Truth be told, the

establishment was overwhelmed

by the influx of customers, even

though it was alerted well in


The Porsche Club is welcome

back next year; we will be working

closely with


to establish a

prix fixe, limited

menu to

alleviate this


While the

wait time was

a little longer

than normal,

my wife and

I enjoyed Our club Porsche cars

some great filled the Mitas lot

gourmet cuisine.

She had a delightful chicken

Caesar salad, and I had sea scallops

paired with a mozzarella caprese.

Not only was the food superbly

prepared, the presentation was also

excellent. And of course, there was

the wine, which was also very good.

Many thanks to our Drive Leaders:

Voy “Mitch” Mitchell, John

Harvey, Jon Glover, Young Slack,

and Bill Orr, for helping to make

this Drive a resounding success.

Also, a big shout-out to my sweep

Kevin Creed for doing an excellent

job of cat wrangling.

Next stop on the tour: Ben


Hope to see you at the next Sunday


Tom Martin giving instructions

Driver Education 2016: April DE at MotorSport Ranch

By Chris Tabor, DE Chair, and Carey Spreen

Photos by Gary Glover*

Maverick Region’s second Driver Education

(DE) event of 2016, held at MotorSport Ranch

on April 2 and 3, was a very successful one for us. The

Green (beginner) and Blue (novice) groups were full,

and the Yellow (intermediate/experienced) and White

(experienced) groups were mostly full. Several drivers

advanced to higher run groups, and two advanced students

became new driving coaches – quite a feat!

*Photo by Andrew Barber

Your Porsche and the track were made for each other

The next DE on the calendar is the Advanced Solo-

Only event at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, the

weekend of May 6-8, held in conjunction with a PCA

Club Race, and put on by Lone Star and Hill Country

Regions along with your Maverick Region.

After that is our summer hiatus, with the next event

coming up on September 24-25. DE-ers are already

looking forward to September to kick off the Fall portion

of this popular series.

Driving your Porsche (or other car) on a real racetrack

is educational and exhilarating, and of course just

Classroom instruction helps everyone learn the track

plain fun. As a beginner, you always have an instructor

in the car with you to help you learn about your car, the

course, the rules, and racetrack etiquette. Safety is our

highest priority, but fun and camaraderie rank right up

there too!

Your Porsche, right off the showroom floor, is a competent

racetrack vehicle – all you need is some track

time, along with the basic skills and proper attitude,

which is where the instructor comes into play. He or

she will help you understand that the correct application

of steering and brakes, as well as the throttle, are

what make you both fast and safe on a racetrack. If you

are worried about wear and tear on your car, tires and

brake pads are the typically the only items that wear out

more quickly than normal street driving.

Opportunities to learn from many Maverick members

Chris Tabor welcomes the DE participants

Because we feel so strongly about new Porsche owners

and drivers understanding the capabilities of their

cars, Maverick Region is now mailing invitations to all

new members to try it out, including a $50 discount.

Additionally, if you refer a friend who has never driven

their car (Porsche or not) on a track, you will receive a

$50 referral bonus when they register.

Come on out to a DE – you’ll be glad you did!


Maverick Region AX Series: Events 2 and 3 Results

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

Photos Courtesy of the Author

With three events into the ten-event season,

we have 19 Maverick PCA members in the series, and

no one is sweeping any of the new 2016 PCA classes.

Equipe Rapide’s annual Autocross School was held

March 19 at Mineral Wells, where entrants were able to

work with experienced coaches on a figure-8 skid pad,

a low- and high-speed slalom, a fast switchback section,

and a full autocross course. Breakthrough car control

skills were experienced by all participants and seat time

was a priority.

The next day followed

with the second

Autocross series event,

a dual course Mirror-

Cross on March 20.

In a MirrorCross, a

Christmas Tree start

light releases two cars

for a drag-race type

start that turns away

to identical left and

right side courses. The

cars change sides and

repeat. The best times

on each side are added

Ed Mayo ready for the drag

race start at Mineral Wells


First quick Porsche

was Ed Mayo in his

early 911S on both

fast and challenging

courses. Porsche drivers

came home with

some trophies and

cash at this event.

Challenge Cup #2- Sun 03-20-2016

together to determine

overall winners.

Randall Sieg’s fast Boxster GTS

PCA 2 Course Best Time Total

1T Matthew Cords Porsche Cayman S Black Right 54.958 110.87

Left 55.912 [-]0.891

2T Chris Alkier Porsche 997 C2 Grey Right 54.940 111.76

Left 56.821 0.891


1T Randall Sieg Porsche Boxster GTS White Right 55.224 110.79

Left 55.562 [-]1.814

2 Charles Sieg Porsche Boxster GTS White Right 56.154 112.6

Left 56.446 1.814

3 Fred Stubbs Porsche Boxster Spyder White Right 58.520 117.24

Left 58.717 4.637


1T Edward Mayo Porsche 911S Silver Right 53.500 107.62

Left 54.121 [-]3.484

2T Mark Schnoerr Porsche 914 Green Right 55.756 111.11

Left 55.349 3.484

3 Sigrid Schnoerr Porsche 914 Green Right 56.083 112.59

Left 56.502 1.48

4 Julia Underwood Porsche 911S Silver Right 63.684 129.14

Left 65.458 16.557


1T Erik Holt Porsche 911 Carrera 4S White Right 56.010 111.87

Left 55.861 -

Event 3 returned

to Lone Star Park

where yours truly was

the course designer

and Event Master. We

set up a challenging

course that favored

cars with both good

A race truck ready to drag race handling and the ability

to change speed

start vs Sigrid in her 914

both up and down

quickly. Some close battles continued in all the Porsche

classes with wins

coming down

to just tenths

of a second.

New driver this

season, Mike

Syler, 997S, put

in a great run to

take top Porsche

award. Fred

Stubbs’ Boxster

Spyder was close

but for that final

heat. Nice

trophy and cash

awards to the

Porsche drivers




Challenge Cup #3 - Sun 04-03-2016

Douglas Edney’s Cars and Coffee quality

996 came to Lone Star Park and traded

the lead with Mell Stanley’s Cayman S

to the last heat when Mell put in a great

flyer to win the class

PCA 2 Best Time Diff.

1 Cords, Matthew Porsche Cayman S Black 66.454 -


1T Syler, Mike Porsche 911 Carrera S Red 63.140 [-]6.421

2 Stubbs, Fred Porsche Boxster Spyder White 69.561 6.421


1T Schnoerr, Mark Porsche 914 Green 63.207 [-]0.365

2T Spreen, Carey Porsche 911SC Guards Red 63.572 0.365

3 Schnoerr, Sigrid Porsche 914 Green 65.288 1.716

4 Crimm, Sue Porsche 911 SC Guards Red 73.796 8.508


1T Stanley, Mel Porsche Cayman S 67.441 [-]1.749

2 Edney, Douglas Porsche 996 Black 69.190 1.749

The next Autocross is May 29, the day after the May

28 MAVPCA Time Trial, both at Mineral Wells. The

Autocross will be another special MirrrorCross dual

course event, just a week before the SCCA Pro-Solo

Tour comes

to Mineral

Wells. Come

out and join

us for these

events at the

famed Mineral


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GT3 versus 650S: You’re the Winner

By Bob Kramer

Photos Courtesy of the Author

About a year ago, I received

an invite to the McLaren

Sports Series Reveal Event, hosted

by Park Place McLaren and the

McLaren factory. A new car, the

570S, was to debut as the marque’s

entry level model. Factory reps

were there to present the cars and

answer questions along with dealer

personnel. The pre-production

model on display was stunning,

a true beauty, but as it was not a

complete car, it could not be fully

experienced. Heck, we couldn’t

even sit in it.

Luckily, they said I was welcome

to try out its “big brother,” the 650S,

instead. The nicest of individuals,

I’ll call him Chris, took me out on

a test drive that highlighted some

of the car’s more performanceoriented

attributes. I think at one

point, one of us might have even

exceeded the speed limit. To say

the least, the car is a hoot on the


I happened to mention how I

had become a track junkie with my

Porsches over the last couple years,

and that it sure would be nice to

get a ride in one of the McLarens

on the track. As luck would have

it, he said the dealership was hosting

a private customer track day at

MotorSport Ranch in Cresson the

following week. Further, he might

be able to get me a drive in one

then . . . and would I be available

on Wednesday? Hmmmm . . . OK!

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The McLaren 570S

The following Wednesday

turned out to be one of those

bluebird days you dream about,

especially while living in Texas. The

sun was out, and yet the temperature

and humidity were both pleasant.

What a perfect day to test the

merits of the 650S, and see how it

would stack up against my current

track car, a 2015 Porsche 991 GT3.

Admittedly, this would be a tall order

for the McLaren as I happen to

love the way my “3” works on the


The author’s Porsche GT3

I got two sessions driving the

650S that day. As it turned out, that

was just enough to plant the seed. I

bought one six months later.

So, which one do I like better

-- GT3 or 650S? I love them both.

How are they different? My observations

of the differences include

the following:

Power: 80% of the 650S’s rather

substantial torque is available at

2800rpm. Four hundred lb-ft at

2800 rpm pulling to 500, vs the

GT3’s maximum of 324 lb-ft developed

at around 6200rpm. The only

thing I’ve experienced that’s similar

was my CBR900RR race bike.

You definitely feel the difference.

Sound: The way the GT3 bangs

and howls downshifting through

the gears coming hard into a corner

(like Rattlesnake at MSR),

screaming through the GMG, is

intoxicating. The 650S sounds best

under acceleration with the back

window down. And it’s good, but

never quite gets to the GT3’s 9000

rpm note.

Ride: I’m sure a good chunk of

the extra $$$ charged for a 650S is

because of the suspension. As far

as I’m concerned, it’s worth it. The

ride is unbelievable. It’s better on

the road than my ‘16 Macan T with

AS, to say nothing of the GT3. Even

in track mode, on the track, the

ride is surprisingly smooth and flat,

even under braking and cornering.

That’s some kinda technology.

Handling: I’m a bit more comfortable

near my limits in the GT3.

Some of that may be due to the fact

I’ve tracked it a lot more. Some of

it is likely due to the difference in

tires (Pirelli P Zero Corsa A vs Michelin

Pilot Sport Cup 2). Some of

it is because the GT3 is more adjustable.

Expendables cost: The McLaren

goes through tires at least twice as

fast as the GT3 does. It also appears

to have a serious appetite for rear

brake rotors because of its brake

steer / open diff technology. By the

way, a set is about $8000. Don’t ask

me how I know.

Driver data: The GT3 displays

readable numeric data (oil pressure,

oil temp, water temp, tire

pressure). The 650S displays tire

pressures and tire temperatures,

but there’s no way I can read them

while the car is moving. Further,

engine data is shown in the form of

four-stage bar graphs. While they’ve

never moved off “normal” when in

use, I wonder what the actual range

has been . . . and just how bad abnormal

would be . . . and how close

I’ve been to it.

View: Visibility out of the 650S is

excellent. While the GT3 rear view

mirror shows me a great view of the

wing, I can actually see other cars

out the back of the McLaren. The

view out the front is much better

also. The lower deck height along

with the raised fenders makes it much easier to place

the 650S exactly where you want it. That’s quite handy

on the track.

Braking: Both have exceptional

brakes. I can, however,

brake slightly later, even

though I’m going slightly

faster, in the Mclaren. Did I

happen to mention the cost

of the McLaren’s rotors?

Fun factor: I can’t imagine

two better cars to have at the same time, given their

price points. One could argue an RS and a 675LT

would be a better pair but others might argue the $$$

difference would be better spent on a Billet Silver Metallic

Viper ACR. Just thinking out loud . . .

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Member Travel Notes: Finding a Road Less Traveled

By Melissa Nichols

Photos Courtesy of the Author

My husband has been an avid motorcyclist

for 20+ years and his primary requirement in trying to

find the perfect ride was to figure out the most crooked

path to the destination. Since we purchased “Greta,”

our 2008 Boxster, a little over two years ago, the same

rule has applied. Because we live east of the Dallas Metroplex,

most of our travels have been north of Hwy

380 and east of I-35.

One of our rides had the

target of destination of Bug

Tussle, Texas. We’d read that

it was quite the photo stop, so

we decided to see for ourselves.

Google Maps is our friend when

finding locations. I simply type

in the location, avoiding highways,

toll roads, etc., to keep us

away from the traffic, and then

I alter the course and move the

lines around until the route is

as curvy as possible. These maps

are before and after playing

Bug Tussle original route

Bug Tussle altered route

with the route to Bug Tussle.

Along the way we stop in quaint

little downtown

eateries, always

in search of the

perfect piece of

pie. One such café

that deserves a


is Sabine’s on the

Square in Trenton.

The owner is a lively

rock-n-roll chick

who serves large helpings of pretty decent food. Don’t

forget to try her pecan

pie if you stop

in. As for Bug Tussle,

well, it is certainly

worth the trip for the

photo op, but don’t

blink or you will miss

the one and only

dilapidated building

at the intersection of

two cotton fields.

A Bug Tussle photo op

Durant original route

On our most recent excursion, we drove to Durant,

Oklahoma for a concert and a little bit of gaming action.

We decided on a straight shot to get to the destination

but took the leisurely route home. In doing so,

we found a beautiful bridge that spans the Red River

between Oklahoma and Texas, and the countryside

is gorgeous with endless rolling hills. We stopped for

a few pictures and then drove through Bonham State

park as well. Our advice is to always make the detour

for state parks. The usual entry fee is $4.00 per person

but in this case, they will let you drive the scenic loop

for 15 minutes as a courtesy. It’s a quaint little park that

we will consider going back to for a picnic lunch. Here

are the before and after maps of the Durant trip as well

as pictures of the bridge and Bonham State Park:

As a general

rule of thumb, our

day trips are usually

3-5 hours in

length which includes

a stop for

lunch. We usually

have a target destination

in mind

and work around

how to get to and

from that point.

We’ve found that

Durant altered route

Bridge at the Oklahoma-Texas border

the people in local eateries often have good advice on

other things to see in the area, and they’re usually

friendly. Most of all though, our goal is just to enjoy the

experience of the drive.

Melissa and her husband, Craig, live near Royse

City, Texas and have been Maverick PCA Members since

November 2014.

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Revolver Brewing: May Saturday Drive Preview

By Tom Martin, Sunday Drive Chair


Beer Run !

Do you remember the malt shops of your youth?

Yeah…… neither do I. Well, our May Saturday Drive

leads us Mavericks to a malt and hop shop, courtesy of

Revolver Brewing in Granbury.

Come escape the confines of the urban sprawl and

explore with us some of the less traveled backroads of

the western sector of the Metroplex. The route is 101

miles in length, so we should arrive at our destination

just in time for a refreshing afternoon libation.

Every Saturday, Revolver Brewing opens its property

to the general public to partake of their most excellent

wares, and also those of a food truck or two. Admission

is $10.00, and

includes a logo

pint glass, beer

tasting, live music,

and a tour

given by one

of their genius


Some picnic tables and chairs are available, but it

is recommended that Mavericks bring their own lawn


The Drive will be held on Saturday, May 14th. Starting

point is the parking lot of WalMart Supercenter,

located at 6360 Lake Worth Boulevard in Lake Worth.

Starting time is 10:00 am, so plan to get there a little

early to sign up and attend the Drivers’ Briefing.

Of course, attendees are not required to participate

in any of the destination’s offerings, so if one desires,

one may head straight home after the Drive on their

own route.

If you plan on attending the Drive, it is imperative

that you RSVP before the Drive. Just shoot an e-mail

to tours@mavpca.org with a simple “I will be attending

(by myself, with my wife, with a friend, etc.)” and you’re

in. When you RSVP, it gives us an accurate count to

supply to the proprietor of the destination, plus three

days before the Drive, you will receive an e-mail with

the following attachments: a Garmin .gdb file of the

route, a route overview, and turn-by-turn instructions.

Hope to see you (and your Porsche of course) at the

Beer Run!


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Maverick Monthly Social: Love & War in Texas

By Brenda Dranow, Slipstream Wrangler

Photos by George Luxbacher

Well, another fun social night out was experienced

with the Maverick Region Porsche Club and this time it

was at “Love & War in Texas,” located in Grapevine.

This monthly social for March was well attended by

Porsche Club members to catch up with each other

and to just have a good time in spite of the rain. There

was an array of great looking Porsches to admire in the

parking lot, which kept you from questioning if you

ended up at the right place. We can expect to always

have a good time at these socials, thank you Stephanie

Ho (PCA Maverick Region Monthly Social Chair) for

coordinating another great event.

Dreanna Belden with new

member Sherri Fair

Welcome new members

Joann and Pat Talty

Denny Payne with Tracy Mackay

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Norm McCollough and Ben Connell welcoming

first time attendee Michael O’Connor (left)

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Maverick Photos of the Month: Engines

Photos by Members as Noted

1987 924S - Chris Flaugh

1987 928 S4 - Andy Kay

1984 928 Supercharged

Jim Thompson

1978 911SC - Jack Krielen

2007 997 Twin Turbo - Matt Wilson

1977 911S 2.7 - Troy Hall

3.2 short stroke - Bob Aines Porsche 914 - Sigrid Schnoerr

1996 911 valve springs

Will Levin

1976 911S

Jason Morski

964 Power

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For Sale: 1999 Porsche Carrera. Red with tan

interior. Very well maintained. New IMS bearing

upgrade kit, flywheel and clutch installed at 72,435

miles. Front strut brace, VF Engineering Supercharger

kit, Dansk Exhaust, Big Brake Kit, GT3 Aero kit with

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front bra, Aluminum accents and pedals, all records

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TRACKED. 73,127 miles. $27,900 OBO. Contact

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For Sale: 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo S. SP3/stock F

with log book. Approx. 20 hrs on motor and 10 hrs on

transmission. Looks good and handles great! Exhaust,

brakes, suspension, and multiple performance

upgrades. $9500 OBO. Contact Mike Brodigan at

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For Sale: 2000 Porsche Boxster. Rare Arena

red, black top, grey leather interior. Five-speed,

windstop, crest wheel centers, 17” turbo wheels, great

Michelins, radio upgrade w/CDR 220. Sport touring

package, L&N IMS upgrade by Moorespeed, RMS,

pilot bearing, throwout bearing, Sachs HD clutch,

new motor mount, coolant reservoir, horn contactor

ring, top safety switch, new battery. New spark plug

tubes, seals & water pump @ 44k. Body, interior, &

top excellent. 52,000 miles Always garaged, no DE’s,

senior owner. Asking $12,900. Contact Harry Filbey

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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.

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For Sale: Aluminum Open Tommy Trailer. 6 years

old. Used as a Porsche transporter. $6500. Contact

Myron Krupp at 682-888-3804 or krupp981@icloud.

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For Sale: 1995 911 Carerra Cabriolet (993 Model).

Unique Guards red, tan top, champagne interior, 6

speed manual. Garaged TX car since new. Second

owner. VIN WP0CA299XSS341792. Original

window sticker, records, car cover, Porsche battery

tender and wind deflector included. Original paint in

excellent condition. Driver and passenger power seats

and windows. Well maintained, 28,000 true miles.

Never tracked, wrecked, or smoked in. All tools,

spare, compressor, and manuals. Leather, 17” wheels

with crests, premium sound, remote CD changer. Has

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For Sale: 2015 Porsche GT3. White, black Alcantara

leather, red stitching. Porsche warranty. Garaged,

excellent condition. NEVER TRACKED. Shield

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Escort laser radar. Mileage 3255. $162,490.

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“in and out” for sales tax, no additional cost to TX

buyer. Contact Reginald Stewart at 972-733-3304 or

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For Sale: 1986 944. White/burgundy all original,

unrestored, telephone dial wheels. Updated clutch,

belts, water pump, radiator and brakes. Second owner

and have all documents. Needs some work. 114,000

miles. $5000 OBO. Contact Taylor Rice at 817-688-

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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

The Joy of Porsche. I have not been able to

find a tome with that title, although there is a legion of

books under the heading of “The Joy of ...”.

No, I’m not about to begin writing the Porschespecific

entry into that genre. Instead, I’m going to

encourage our Maverick Region members to write your

personal chapter of The Joy of Porsche and be willing to

share your experiences with our readers.

For example, I happened

to be out at the

April 12 Track Night

in America and had

a chance to see firsthand

how one of our

members experienced

The Joy of Porsche. Mike

Mike Barnett and his 2007

Porsche Carrera at MSR

had not been out

to the track with his

Porsche 911 for almost

three years. After four

sessions that evening, the Joy for Mike in getting back

on the track was readily apparent.

And, as many of you know, your Porsche also experiences

its own version of Joy after a bit of vigorous exercise.

All of its many computer-adaptive systems come to

full attention when you ask your Porsche to stretch its

legs as it was originally engineered to do. Its Joy is that

all systems stay at close to full attention for some time

after you complete your track time. The response as

you drive it on the street for the next few days brings an

even greater amount of Joy to you!

This issue is filled with many other examples

of The Joy of Porsche. For example, Melissa Nichols

shares her family’s driving strategies when

looking for some Joyful time on the road.

Bob Kramer shares the Joy of comparing the driving

experience of wonderful cars that many of us only get

to dream of driving. Ongoing contributor Ash Seidl-

Staley provides Joyful strategies for suspending your

Porsche in the air safely.

And, new for this issue, member David Cavazos

shares his Joy of sketching Porsche-based cartoons.

David is titling his series as “Pcar -Tunes”. I hope this

becomes a regular feature of Slipstream.

Whatever your Joy of Porsche includes, please share

those experiences with our readers by sending your

stories to me at editor@mavpca.org.

Finally, in our continuing Slipstream initiative - Mav

Photos of the Month - the focus for this month was

engines. Thanks to our members for submitting these

great photos shown on page 31.

For the June issue, our focus is interesting

backgrounds with your Porsche in the

foreground, so send your photo submissions to

editor@mavpca.org or post them on our

Maverick Region Porsche Club of America

Facebook group page by May 10.

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