Slipstream - March 2016


The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

March 2016

Published by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America

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Volume 54, Issue 3, March 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


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17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30



Five Speed Chatter....................................... 10

Autocross Q & A.........................................14

Intro to Rallying..........................................16

A History of Enthusiasm: Linda Bambina..18

Concours d’Elegance Info...........................23

The Year of the Dragon...............................31

Maverick Photos of the Month....................36

Upcoming Events

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

Driver’s Education.......................................10

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

Autocross Schedule.....................................14

Volunteer Opportunities..............................19

March Sunday Drive...................................20

All British & European Car Day.................23

Monthly Social............................................26

Past Event Recaps

All Member Party.......................................12

Rolex 24 at Daytona....................................22

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Day March

2 Board Meeting

8 Lewisville Lunch

17 Mav Social: Love & War in Texas

19 Autocross Novice School: MW

20 Sunday Drive: Mitas Hill Winery

20 Autocross 2: MW

21 COTA DE and CR Registration

24 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

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: TBD

26 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

29 Autocross 4: MW

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

Day April

2-3 Driver’s Education 2: MSR

3 Autocross 3: LSP

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

16 April Rally

21 Mav Social: TBD

24 Sunday Drive: East Texas Tour

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day June

1 Board Meeting

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Mav Social: TBD

19-26 Porsche Parade 2016

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover: Longtime Mav

member Jerry Sutton discussing

the finer points of a classic 912

with Ricardo Miranda at the All

Member Party in January.

Photo by George Luxbacher

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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: Volunteers are our Lifeblood!

By Jim Falgout, Region President

As I sit here composing this article I am

looking at the beautiful weather. Hard to believe it

is February. Of course, by the time you read this the

weather could be totally different -- we are in North

Texas after all. Anyway, this weather is very conducive

to driving your Porsche. Soon we will have several

opportunities for just that.

First gear: Our first Drivers’ Education weekend is

scheduled for February 27-28 and our first Autocross

on February 28. Both will have been successfully

completed by the time you read this. In March there

is an Autocross Novice School followed by another

Autocross at Mineral Wells as well as a Sunday Drive to

Mitas Hill Winery. We do not have a Drivers’ Education

in March because in years past there were several

conflicts, such as spring break, but there will be several

club-sponsored events coming up in April and May. Just

check the website or the calendar in this Slipstream.

Second gear: I want to mention a couple of events

that are coming up later: All British and European Car

Day, and a Club Race and Solo Drivers’ Education at

Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin. The All

British and European Car Day folks have invited us to

attend, and will provide a separate class and parking for

Porsches. It will be held on Sunday, May 1 at White Rock

Lake. The Club Race and DE at COTA is a joint effort of

your club, the Hill Country Region and the Lone Star

Region. If you want to participate and are qualified as

a Solo driver, registration will open on March 21. If you

cannot enter, but would like to either be a spectator or

a volunteer, it would be a great opportunity to see this

very nice track. The event at COTA is May 6, 7, and 8.

Third gear: your club includes over 2,500 others that

appreciate and own a Porsche in the North Texas area.

We were in the top five clubs in the country for growth

in 2015. That speaks volumes about your club. It means

we have something that many people want. As you have

heard me say many times, it is only possible because of

the many volunteers. Here it comes…..

Fourth gear: YOUR CLUB NEEDS

YOU . . . volunteer! You will be glad you

did. As I have mentioned previously, we

now have a Volunteer Chairman, Jim

Gallegos. Just contact him at volunteers@ and he can assist you with

getting the most out of your membership

by helping your club to continue to be the organization

many enjoy.

SAUL FRAIRE, Chef-Proprietor

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Grapevine, TX 76051


Mavs of the Month

Speaking of volunteers and Jim Gallegos, Jim and

his wife Phyllis have both gotten very involved with the

Maverick Region. Phyllis is co-chairperson of social

events and was instrumental in the All Member Party

being the success it was. It is really nice to see a couple

being involved in the same organization. So this month

Jim and Phyllis Gallegos are the Mavs of the Month. I

hope they both inspire other couples to get involved.

“This weather is very conducive to driving your Porsche. Soon we will have several opportunities for just that.”

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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

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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

Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert


Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton


Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher

Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho

Safety Chair

Joe McGlohen

Online Calendar

Brendan Eagan

Upcoming Events

• Father’s Day Pic

• Sunday Drive

• Rally School

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

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Social Chair

Tracy Robertson


Sunday Drive Chair

Tom Martin

Tech Sessions Chair

Ed Mullenix


Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo


Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos


Web Site Chair

Denny Payne


June 2

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

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Last “Minute” Substitution: February Board Meeting

By Carey Spreen, Interim Minutiae Wrangler February 3, 2016

The Board meeting began

at 7:00 pm.

President Jim Falgout noted

that nominations for PCA National

Awards are due March 1. These are

annual awards that PCA presents at

the Porsche Parade for Enthusiast

of the Year, Family of the Year, and

Region of the Year, as well as for

Public Service awards. To nominate

someone, please contact a board

member (page 4).

Jim announced that the West

Texas Region is hosting their first

ever Swap Meet on Saturday, April

23 in Lubbock. PCA members

can reserve a 10 x 10-ft space free

of charge. Contact Larry at larrycrs46@hotmailcom

or 806-777-

7857 for details.

The All British and European

Car Day on Sunday, May 1 at Dreyfuss

Club Point on White Rock

Lake, will have a Porsche class this

year. All participants and spectators

are asked to bring a pair of new

closed-toed shoes to donate. Register

online for $20 or $25 at the gate.

Jim announced that Cindy Bliss

has taken over as Ad Manager. She

will be the main point of contact for

Slipstream advertisers.

Jim reported for absentee Board

members. Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho said that the February

18 event at Lavendou Restaurant

had already received 136 RSVPs.

The initial limit was 40 RSVPs, so

Stephanie will work with the owner

to try to accommodate more. Rally

Co-Chair Don Sebert noted that

he and George Luxbacher plan an

April Gimmick Rally.

The PCA Zone 5 Presidents

Meeting is to be held in Austin on

Saturday, February 20. Treasurer

Richard Solomon suggested that

the region pay Jim’s travel expenses

to attend that meeting. Joe McGlohen

so moved, Chris Tabor seconded,

and the motion passed.

Content Editor Carey Spreen

(filling in for Secretary Wendy

Shoffit) reported for absentee

Managing Editor Jim Hirsch. Jim

had asked Carey to respond to any

time-sensitive email while Jim is out

of the country. Jim expects to get

the March issue to our proofreaders

on time.

6 March

Time Trial Chair Travis Howard

plans two Time Trial events this

year. The first will be in Mineral

Wells on Saturday, May 21. Prior

track experience is not required to

enter this one. The second will be

on the MotorSport Ranch 1.3-mile

course on Sunday, October 2. Prior

track experience is required, as no

instructors will be available. Travis

will also be performing routine

maintenance on the Truxster.

Treasurer Richard Solomon

asked if we could move the contents

of our current storage facility in

Colleyville to another location, as

the facility is increasing their rent.

The consensus was that consolidating

it is a possibility.

Member Bill Middleton, who was

actively involved in the rebuilding

of the Hope Shelter, advised us that

the Shelter often has items stolen,

including portable hair dryers. Bill

wants to purchase hotel-style hair

dryers that mount to the wall with

tamper-resistant hardware, but do

not require an electrician. The plan

is to purchase seven of these hair

dryers at a total cost of $360.93.

Joe McGlohen made a motion to

fund this purchase, Cindy Bliss seconded,

and the motion passed. The

Hope Shelter will have a clean-up

date in April.

Sunday Drive Chair Tom Martin

told us that all Drives for this year

are “in the can” and ready to go.

This year he wants to focus on the

destinations and do recaps of the

Drives afterwards.

Concours Chair Andy Kay is writing

an article for Slipstream that describes

how Concours events work.

Our annual May at Mayo’s dinner

and People’s Choice Concours will

be Saturday, April 30 this year, due

to conflicting events in early May.

The annual Autos in the Park Concours

at the Cooper Aerobics Center,

will be Sunday, June 5.

Andy relayed that Lone Star

Region Concours Chair Tom Roy

held an event using online preregistration,

allowing them to order

the exact number of T-Shirts and

awards needed. Andy would like

to do this for the Porsche classes at

Autos in the Park, and is working

on classifications. His goal is to reintroduce

timed judging to our region,

in which judges examine the

cars under a time limit. He will ask

for assistance with on-line registration

from Wendy Shoffit.

Lastly, he noted that there are

lots of Mavericks that attend local

Cars & Coffee but no other events.

We’ll be working on ideas to improve

that situation.

Safety Chair Joe McGlohen

handed out safety and insurance

guidelines to all Chairs who put on

moving car events. He is searching

for a successor by the end of 2016.

Autocross Chair Mark Schnoerr

noted that, since our events are

actually hosted by Equipe Rapide,

their insurance covers those events,

and PCA insurance is not required.

Joe will confirm with PCA National.

Treasurer Richard Solomon

reported that the club has over

$159,000. He reminded us that a

Charity Committee will be formed

before the March meeting. Each

charitable organization that the

Committee approves should update

the Committee and Board on their

status annually, avoiding donation

of funds to any organizations that

are not communicating their status.

He reminded us to use the online

Check Request form, and to

report use of club debit cards within

72 hours. He also forwarded a

press release about region member

Nick Boulle, who took second place

in the Prototype Challenge race at

the Rolex 24.

Drivers’ Education Chair Chris

Tabor announced that the first DE

of the season, on February 27-28

on the MotorSport Ranch 3.1-mile

course, has 75 entries to date. He

expects a sellout in green and blue

groups. Coach training, which vets

potential driving coaches to confirm

that they will attend a majority

of our DEs, has filled up. Chris

wants to extend discounts to new

members via email to increase

awareness of the program. He

wants to put on one or more nighttime

DEs this year.

Our new Goodie Store Co-Chair,

Chris Flaugh, will partner with Jim

Hirsch to run our online Store.

Chris joined PCA last year.

Social Chair Assistant Phyllis Gallegos reported a

successful All Member Party, with 280 attendees and

150 Porsches. Tracy Robertson and Phyllis are looking

for ways to streamline the event for next year and fix

parking issues.

Volunteer Chair Jim Gallegos noted that Chris and

Cindy are recent new volunteers. He has lots of members

asking what they can do to help out. Jim wants

brief descriptions of each Chair position to explain

what duties the potential volunteers could assume.

He wants a way for interested members to volunteer

online in advance of certain events. Cindy suggested a

Volunteer tab on the website, and Joe suggested

that we ask what the potential volunteers are

interested in, so as to match up their interests with the

club’s needs. For example, the corner worker position

provides a front-row seat to on-track action.

Autocross Chair Mark Schnoerr noted that there

are three schedule conflicts between autocrosses and

DEs this year, but with seven more autocross events

available, those conflicts should not hurt either series.

Slipstream Content Wrangler Brenda Dranow is on

the lookout for potential article contributors. Unfortunately,

some fail to give her their contact info, making

them difficult to reach.

Ad Manager Cindy Bliss is excited about her new

position on the Board.

Finally, President Jim announced the Mavericks of

the Month as Phyllis and Jim Gallegos for both stepping

up and becoming involved in club operations.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.


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1. Porsche started developing the 718 RSK in the winter of 1956

for the ‘57 race season. It was a continuation of the 550A

Spyder with a lighter space frame and stronger brakes. It

weighed just _________ lbs.

a. 1065 b. 1168 c. 1269 d. 1372


2. The original 718 RSK had a 1.5L flat four that developed

________ HP.

a. 134 b. 142 c. 152 d. 155


3. For 1959 Porsche upgraded the RSK with a lightweight

transaxle and a 1.7L flat four that produced _________ HP.

a. 158 b. 166 c. 170 d. 175


4. For 2016, the 718 Boxster variant has a target weight of about

________ lbs, compared to the Boxster at close to 2900 lbs.

a. 2500 b. 2550 c. 2600 d. 2700


5. It will be powered by a turbocharged flat four based on the 911

engine. There will be a 2.0L developing 250 HP, and a 2.5L that

develops _______ HP.

a. 335 b. 350 c. 365 d. 390


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Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

John Allen


1994 911 Speedster

Andre Batky


2004 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Jeff Benken

Highland Village

2015 Macan S

Nadine Bielling


2004 Boxster

Kanishk Borra

The Colony

2014 Cayman S

Dave Brigman

North Richland Hills

2016 Macan S

Gregg Brunk


2011 911 Carrera S

Mark Carroll

Cedar Hill

2010 911 Carrera

Lawrence J Cohen

Hudson Oaks

1969 911S

Allyson Cunningham


1978 911 Turbo

Curt King


1987 944

Mario Marquez


2010 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Christian Miller


2016 911 Carrera

Scott Peacock


2001 911 Carrera

Simon Rex-Lear


2008 Cayman 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 ~ 1,641

Affiliate Members ~ 890

Total Membership ~ 2,531

Alwyn Villanueva

The Colony

1989 944 Turbo

Stephen Wells


2016 Cayman GT4

Transfers In

Gregg Brunk


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2011 911 Carrera S

John Boucher

Fort Worth

2014 Cayman S

Bruce Boyle


2004 Boxster

Dan Hagenseker

Flower Mound

2003 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Jeff Kempf


2016 Macan S

Joyce Rositas

North Richland Hills

2006 Cayman S

Mark Spencer


2013 Boxster S

Say hello to your fellow

Porsche drivers!

Flashing your high beams at fellow Porsche

drivers is a time-honored tradition . . .

Keep the flash alive!

Anniversaries: March

William George

** 50 Years **

30 Years

William Sutton (Diane)



15 Years

Robert Jones (Janet)

Gerry Krupp (Nathan)

Clay Perrine (Betty)

Robert Turner (Kimberly)





25 Years

Edward Glover (Bonnie)

20 Years

Larry Brownell (Marcella)

Richard Johnson




5 Years

Scott Cepak

Fort Worth

Rick Evans (Jane)

Fort Worth

Jay Martin (Karla)


David Nelson (Carolyn Knapp-Nelson) Evergreen, CO

Christian Newsom


David Robertson (Tracy)



Five Speed Chatter: This One Is Deep

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Photos Courtesy of the Author

Have you ever stopped and wondered:

Why am I a PCA member? Once you rule out the obvious

answers like: “We’re awesome!”, “Because we love

Porsches!”, and “I have a need for speed!”, what are

you left with? For many of us, the reasons for our membership

are rooted in family, while others enjoy the

feeling they get creating long lasting relationships with

like-minded Porsche fanatics. Maverick Region’s own

Bambina family has, and will always, graciously remind

us of the existence of this cohesive Porsche family unit.

“It’s not just the cars, it’s the people!” We all know this

quote, and for many it has become the club motto, but

for most it has become a creed we have all come to

live by. I absolutely love this quote because it speaks

volumes, not just of our congenial dispositions, but also

to our passion for camaraderie.

However, you are probably members because of the

Porsche automobile itself. The exotic styles, voluptuous

curves, roaring engines, and intricate handling experiences

have attracted many people since the 1960s. A

person’s first Porsche, at least to the other PCA members,

is a monumental point in his or her life. I do not

mean to use the term “monumental” to place it on

the scale of getting married, having children, and or

graduating from college, though for some this is true.

I simply mean there is an overwhelming sense of accomplishment,

pride, and exuberance that washes over

a person purchasing a Porsche. And then that person

drives it!

My reason for being a member of the PCA falls into

the family category, but could be argued to draw from

the others. I grew up in a PCA family. My Papa, my

mother’s father, lived, breathed, and bled Porsche. I

was lucky to have Porsche models, R.C. cars, and posters

as a kid, but

like all children

my attention span

could not be held

on one thing, so I

ended up trying

everything. The

memories I have

of my Papa revolve

around the

Porsche crest; it Papa and grandson: heart and soul

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has just taken

me years to figure

this truth

out. Nearly

every picture I

have of him, either

with me in

frame or not,

the Porsche

brand is represented.


cars, books,

apparel, and

stickers fill our

Delbert Milleson Jr. with his 2.4 liter 1972

911 T.V (euro spec) sporting a custom K3

Kevlar 935 body kit

family photo

albums. Even though I was young, one of my deepest

regrets in life is not walking out to the garage and asking

my Papa anything about what he was doing on his

Porsches. After my Papa’s passing, my curiosity had

built up to capacity, forcing me to set out and find the

reasons why he loved Porsches so much. Once I finally

got my hands on one, a rambunctious little ‘87 944,

well you can probably guess the rest!

It is because of my Papa that I am a member of the

PCA. What’s your reason? Contemplate, and as always .

. . Wrench on Mavs!


All Member Party: It’s Not Just the Cars, It’s the People

Photos courtesy of the Members as Noted

The yearly All Members Party (AMP)

on January 23 was an unqualified success judging by

the turnout alone. A special thank you to the AMP

Co-chairs – Tracy Robertson and Phyllis Gallegos – who

did a magnificent job of putting all of these pieces together

for our new and current members to enjoy. In

addition, thank you to all of the Board Event Chairs

who shared information about our club activities with

the attendees.

And, of course, thank you to all of our new and current

members who joined in a fun-filled afternoon.

Beyond great food and libations, the conversations

heard throughout our time together were those of new

and old friends sharing good times together. With 160+

Porsches in the parking lot ferrying over 250 members

to the event, we certainly made the Hackberry Country

Club the place to be that afternoon.

It’s Not Just the Cars....

One partygoer, Bill Young, was attending his first

AMP even though he has been a Maverick Region

member since 2008. In addition to serving as a parking

lot volunteer and getting to see all of the Porsches as

they arrived, Bill shared the following comment: “What

was so interesting to me was all the members had the

same reason for being at the Party, and that was to have

these great cars called Porsches brought into one location.

In addition to being able to see friends and learn

about all the upcoming events, I got to see what I had

been missing all these years.”

So, the PCA motto – “It’s not just the cars, it’s the

people” was evident to all who attended the 2016 AMP.

Consider this to be your early invitation to attend the

2017 even next January. Enjoy these photos from the





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It’s the People!












Thanks to Our Photographers

1. Charlie Davis

2. George Luxbacher

3. Andrew Barber

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4. Linda Bambina

5. Carey Spreen


Autocross Q&A: Asked and Answered at the All Member Party

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

Editor’s Note: At the All Member Party in January,

each event chair described their events. These are the

questions that came up about the very fun, safe, and affordable

sport of autocrossing.

Q: Where can I find this year’s schedule, rules, and


A: Log on to, click Events, then select

Autocross/Time Trial. There you’ll find the 2016

schedule, and under the ER Classification link is a description

of Porsche autocross classifications.

Q: How do I register on line?

A: You can go to the ER website,, and

follow the links to set up an account. They have kindly

extended their member price to PCA members. You

pay $35 per event, or you may preregister for all ten in

advance for $245.

Q: Can I register on site?

A: Yes. Plan to be on site by 8 am.

Q: How long is a day at an autocross?

A: Normally 8 am to about 4 pm. There are no formal

lunch breaks, so you may want to bring lunch with

you. Water is provided, but you may want to bring your

own, and in the warmer months, be sure to bring a hat

and sunscreen!

Q: Are all events on Sundays?

A: Yes, PCA / ER autocross events are on Sundays,

except for the Autocross School on Saturday, March 19.

Q: Do I need to have my car pre-teched?

A: No. Tech inspection is done on-site before timed

runs begin. Your car will need to have numbers and

your car class designation displayed to pass tech.

Q: Do I need a helmet?

A: Yes, but there are also loaner helmets available at

the event if you don’t have your own.

Q: Can I autocross my Panamera, Cayenne, or Macan?

A: Yes. If it’s a Porsche, there is a PCA class for it!

Q: Can I autocross my non-Porsche?

A: Yes. Equipe Rapide has classes for almost any car.

Some high-cg (center-of-gravity) vehicles are excluded.

Q: Is there an Autocross School?

A: Yes, on Saturday, March 19, followed by an autocross

on March 20. But sign up early for the school as

limited spots fill quickly.

Q: Is there a Novice program?

A: Yes, at every event. Experienced instructors are

available to guide you through the day.

Q: Do I have to work at these events?

A: Yes. Autocross is normally a work / run activity.

You must work a portion of the event in order for your

runs to count. However, you learn a lot observing and

discussing with others. It is a very social atmosphere.

Q: Are the course layouts always different?

A: Yes! No two courses are exactly alike. This makes

it quite exciting!

Q: How many timed runs will I get?

A: Normally six, but sometimes more, depending on

how many drivers turn out.

Q: Is it true that autocross will help me learn car

control that will help at DE?

A: Absolutely!

Q: Are there other autocross clubs in the area?

A: Yes. All told, there are about 33 autocross events

in North Texas from February to November. Links to

the other clubs are on the ER website,

Q: Are there trophies, awards and prizes?

A: Yes, and they are awarded at each event. There

are even performance-indexed cash awards. There is

also a year-end awards banquet.

14 March

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Intro to Rallying: Or, Who Wrote These #@*! Directions?

By Don Sebert and George Luxbacher, Region Rally Co-Chairs

Rallying. The word probably

brings to mind buzzing down

the road in a convertible, scarf

flying in the wind, based on Hollywood

concepts like “The Great

Race” (1965) or “Cannonball Run”

(1981). While we may be somewhat

biased (being the Maverick

Region Rallymeisters), our rallying

is a great chance to combine a love

of Porsches, some great scenic driving

on rural roads (typically at legal

speeds!) and a little bit of an intellectual

challenge. Rallying is similar

to a card, computer, or board game

with roads representing the playing

field in motion. Sound interesting?

Read on!

Basically, while driving on public

roads at legal speeds, the team (consisting

of a Driver and a Navigator)

interpret and execute instructions

we provide in accordance with a set

of rules (the General Instructions)

that define the terms. The Navigator

is critical – it is impossible for

a Driver to drive, read instructions

and make required observations

without help – and passengers are

permitted, although you may find

they don’t improve your score (possibly

related to the comfort factor

of being folded in the back seat

of a 911 on curvy roads for a few

hours). While the traditional rally

is a TSD (Time-Speed-Distance)

event, where the key is to correctly

execute the instructions and arrive

at fixed checkpoints at the proper

time, we instead have what we think

is a lot more fun: gimmick rallies.

In a gimmick rally, precise timing

and speed don’t matter. Instead, as

long as you can follow the instructions,

the key is the gimmick. Gimmicks

we have used include photos

that have to be placed in the correct

order as observed along the

route, and cryptic questions related

to signage encountered along

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the route. Granted, the pictures

required sharp powers of observation

and were of things that could

easily be overlooked; the questions

required some interpretation of

the rallymeisters’ states of mind

and the creative answers of the participants

challenged the scoring . .

. but the goal was fun and we had a

lot of that!

While the #@*! directions might

at first glance seem complicated,

definitions are fairly straightforward.

While “Right”, “Left” and

“ASAP” (As Straight as Possible)

are fairly self-explanatory, terms

such as “RIP” (“Reads in Part”) or

“FLIR” (“Follow the Lined Road,”

just like Dorothy and the yellowbrick

road) take more thought and

observation. While the Rallymeisters

are not trying to trick you with

the directions, they also expect you

to follow the rules; do that, and the

drive should be relatively painless!

We always have some issues that

crop up: in addition to the four or

five times we pre-drive the route in

preparation, one of us drives the

route the morning of the rally to

look for changes. Last spring, some

of our rally route was flooded up

until the evening before, and we

had an alternate route on higher

roads as a back-up. Our fall rally was

redirected by a Farmers Market in

Celina that didn’t set up until midmorning

as the rally participants

arrived! Murphy’s Law at work.

In 2015, we held two gimmick

rallies, one with photos and one

with questions – the question rally

was run at Halloween and we invited

participants to dress in costume.

If you saw the photos in Slipstream,

the turnout exceeded our expectations,

unleashing witches, vampires,

the Blues Brothers, and all sorts of

scary (and some cute) creatures

on the roads in Collin and Denton

Counties, in addition to a group of

beautiful cars; this was our Drive to

the Spirits where we finished up at

Witherspoon Distillery. By popular

demand, we plan to have another

costume rally at Halloween this

year, Preliminary plans will tie that

into graveyard visits, so watch Slipsteam

for further details.

Our first rally this year will be on

Saturday, April 16. While plans are

still fluid, be prepared for Easter

Eggs (meaning surprises hidden in

video games – for us, some form of

puzzles)! Then, in addition to our

Halloween rally, we are going to try

some experiments: possibly a Stick

rally, in which you are provided a

map that looks like a stick with

crosslines representing every intersection;

a Hare & Hound, where

the correct route and intersections

are marked with lime dust at critical

points on the road; and maybe

even a TSD, which, if we do that,

will be an easy introductory event –

we promise! If you have done other

gimmick rallies, please give us your

feedback as to what you would like!

Don’t worry if you have not rallied

before! We have great fun and,

while we issue first, second and

third place awards, we also have the

traditional and prestigious DLBF

award: Dead Last But Finished! In

2015 we had a great turnout for

both our rallies and, based on the

feedback, everyone had a great

time. If you have that competitive

spirit but don’t quite want to do DE

or Autocross, we have the solution

for you!

Rallying is similar

to a card, computer,

or board game with

roads representing

the playing field

in motion.

Meet your Rallymeisters

George Luxbacher

When we lived in Kentucky, Dee and I tried our

hand at a TSD (Time-Speed-Distance) rally sponsored

by the SCCA and the Bluegrass Region of PCA. In a

TSD, the key is to correctly execute the somewhat

cryptic instructions and, driving at designated speeds

and allocating for stops and slowdowns, arrive at fixed

checkpoints at exactly the right time, neither too late

nor too early. With Dee navigating and me driving, we

managed to come in dead last, with our marriage in tatters,

beaten even by a couple that included a pregnant

woman, and we constantly saw them driving off course

for rest room stops. After that experience, Dee drove

and I did not give up; rather we reversed roles, finding

that Dee was much better at driving consistently and I

was better at interpreting the directions (navigating).

Low and behold, not only did our marriage stay secure,

we significantly improved our TSD results (although

we still had a lot of anxiety on rally day!).

Since moving to Texas we discovered a different type

of rallying that the Maverick Region offered – the gimmick

rallies. After running the first, we were hooked

and now run the gimmick rallies at the Porsche Parade

as well. Less anxiety, a great drive on fabulous roads

and lots of fun – who could ask for more?

Don Sebert

Forrest Gump’s Mama said that Rallies are like a box

of chocolates -- you never know what you’ll get. (I think

that’s a close quote.)

Being involved with the Kansas City Region for

many years, I experienced many types of drives, including

various Rally types, TSD, Gimmick, etc. I learned

early on that in order to continue my marriage, I better

never ask my wife to navigate a TSD Rally. Even trying

to bribe my children into substituting for their Mother

was received with laughter and their quick disappearance.

So, I decided when moving to Dallas and joining

Maverick Region, I would never do a TSD Rally. With

that said, it doesn’t mean we wouldn’t do a TSD, if the

demand were there and we have marriage counselors

on site.

Now that I’ve become the 2000-year-old man, I’ve

learned it’s a lot more fun doing what makes us happy.

So, happy/fun Gimmick Rallies are on the top of the

list, with enough challenges to make it interesting.

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A History of Enthusiasm: Linda Bambina

By Wendy Shoffit

Photos by Linda Bambina and Wendy Shoffit

If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting

Linda Bambina, one of the first things you might

notice about her is the way she seems to sparkle. She

smiles through her eyes, conveying the joy in her heart.

She has an effervescent personality that matches. She

has been known by several names in the club since she

joined with her husband, Alan, in 1981. First Lady,

Madam Secretary, Tigger, Spark Plug, Watch/Worker

B*tch, and Slipstream Wrangler, but I’ll get to those.

Born and raised in West Texas, she had a fun-loving

mother who encouraged her creativity. She used that

upbringing and an incessant thirst for creativity to teach

for 39 years in the Carrollton/Farmers Branch School

District. From Special Education to Gifted and Talented

(a different kind of Special Ed) to Texas History

and finally the library, she used her amazing creative

talents to engage her students and keep them wanting

to learn. She herself never quit learning, completing

TWO Masters Degrees and multiple certifications during

her tenure. Although she was busy with her career,

she found a way to make time for the Porsche Club.

Within a year of joining, she was asked to be the Advertising

Chair by Region President Joan Gibbs, which

she did for several years before becoming the Autocross

Watch B*tch. While you might find that insulting,

she never did! Never one to rest on her laurels, she

moved on to be the Worker B*tch, helping organize

the autocross events. She not only worked the events,

but she was an active participant, driving the wheels off

of Alan’s 911, even though many women weren’t doing

that at the time. Don’t ask her HOW she got the fast

times she did. She couldn’t tell you -- for her it was just

a feeling. Talk about seat-of-the-pants racing! She has

plenty of trophies to prove that her method worked!

Over the years, she continued to serve the local region

(Secretary 1985, First Lady 1986-87, and co-VP with

Alan in 1991-92), she also found a love of the Porsche

Parade and wanted to help out there. Her first Parade

was in 1983, and just four short years later she served

as Registrar for the 1987 Parade, held in D/FW. It was

Mike Robbins, Linda, and Peter Porsche

at the Salt Lake City Parade

the first time

that computers

were really used

for that event.

Have her tell you

stories about her

computer tutor,

Charlie Davis


Back then local regions even had to “bid” for the

chance to host a Parade. Linda again used her creative

background and love of photography to help Charlie

and Teri create fabulous presentations until D/FW

won the bid. That was no small feat, mind you -- they

were pitching a Parade headquartered at DFW Airport!

Her love of Parades continued through the years when

she was Art Show Chair at the 1997 San Antonio Parade

(finally involving the kids at Parade) and in 2004 in

Fort Worth as the “Entertainment”

Chair. Her

enthusiasm and love of

costuming has showed

up many times, dressing

like Dolly Parton, Dale

Evans, Miss Piggy, and

for her beloved “Costume

Concours.” All this

to make sure everyone is

having a good time. She

ropes in those around

her to have fun with her.

Linda and her Porsche

“vest” made from an upside

down pair of blue jeans

Linda as Miss Piggy

Hans-Peter Porsche can tell some tales of his Linda

encounters: dressing as Roy Rogers and, believe it or

not, going to Wet ‘N Wild and sliding down the infamous

waterslide named Der Stuka. I think Linda can

convince just about anyone to do just about anything.

Just ask Alan!

Over the years she has

helped put on many Round-

Up and getaway weekends,

and more for fun. While

she was co-VP, she was the

“Spark Plug” social chair,

arranging monthly dinners

complete with programs

that members would be interested

in. But that’s not

all she’s been involved with!

She has a heart of pure gold.

Although she took a severalyear

hiatus from volunteering

for everything to focus

a little more on her own

studies and work, in 2010

President Mike Brodigan

implored her for help with the Hope Shelter. The region

was in the middle of helping build them a new

facility, which needed her special talents. Not only

did we finally build a new house, a few years later they

needed a safe backyard playground for the kids. Enter

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Linda along with Clara Lewis in

tandem with the Hope Rock

Linda once again, who spent countless

hours planning, preparing,

and prodding others to help out.

Through her organizing, the project

was completed with all money

coming from individual donors.

Her boundless energy earned her

the name “Tigger” from Mike.

But wait . . . there’s more! A

newly energized and retired Linda

was ready to help again with the

club. After the Hope Shelter projects

were completed, it was time

for our Region’s 50th Anniversary!

She had a huge part to

play in the festivities,

most substantially with

the “Family Portrait.”

The goal was to have

each year of the Maverick

Region’s existence

represented, not just

with any random car,

but cars belonging to

people who have contributed

to the success

of our region. After

hours and hours on

the phone and email

arranging it all, Mission

Accomplished! The last

Linda enjoying herself on

the slide in the backyard

of the Hope Shelter

few years, she has focused her energies

on helping with Slipstream as

a PR chair and Content Wrangler.

She has written numerous articles

about garages, our people, and our

advertisers to make everyone feel

included. I’m sure you have enjoyed

her pieces.

Through her many years of service

to the club, Linda

has earned our region’s

highest honor, the Selcer

Award, twice! She

probably should have

earned it more than

that, but I don’t know

of anyone who can

catch up to her to give

her another one!

Thank you, Linda, for

your continued help to

make this club great. I

look forward to the

next time you return

from a hiatus. Look out



Wine and Cheese but No Mustard: March Drive Preview

By Tom Martin, Sunday Drive Chair

Ah, spring. That time of year when a young

man’s fancy turns to the ladies, and a mature man’s fancy

turns to . . . getting the Porsche out of hibernation and

back on the road for the driving season! And with spring

just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about

where and when to purge the winter cobwebs from your


Consider the inaugural event of the 2016 Sunday

Drive Program: “Would You Have Any Grey Poupon?”

– The Mitas Hill Vineyard Tour. The Drive will be held

later this month on Sunday, March 20. The starting

point is the parking lot of Fry’s Electronics, located at

700 East Plano Parkway in Plano. Start time is 1:00 pm,

so plan to get there a little early to sign up and attend

the Drivers’ Briefing.

The route is a breezy 62.1-mile jaunt (exactly 100 km,

in keeping with the Continental theme). Once out of

the confines of the urban sprawl, the route reverts to the

solitude of obscure roads that lead to bucolic places like

the Mitas Hill Vineyard.

Upon arrival at the Vineyard, Mavericks can elect to

take a tour of the vineyard, conducted on a farm wagon

with bench seats, pulled by the grounds’ tractor. Vineyard

tours take about 1.5 hours. Another option is to

indulge in a wine tasting, where a flight of four wines can

be enjoyed. One could even go “full wine and cheese”

with the house’s “Little Slice of Heaven,” a food and wine

pairing flight. The Vineyard also houses a full restaurant

for fine dining. The menu includes exotic Wagyu beef

steaks, as well as gourmet Neapolitan pizzas wood fired

in a brick oven.

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, following

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 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 account to supply

to the proprietor of the destination. Additionally, 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 out there!

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ROLEX 24 at Daytona: Rookie Finishes Second

Courtesy of de Boulle Motorsports

Nick Boulle’s debut at

the 54th Annual ROLEX 24 Hours

of Daytona resulted in a secondplace

finish in the Prototype Challenge

(PC) Class. Nick Boulle, the

26-year-old son of Denis and Karen

Boulle — of de Boulle, an independent

jewelry salon in Dallas and

now Houston— was the first retail

Nick Boulle hoisting the second

place trophy

jeweler which carries Rolex to compete

in the demanding 24-hour

sports car race.

The race requires four-driver

teams. Rounding out the team was

returning PR1 driver Tom Kimber-

Smith, Robert Alon and Jose Gutierrez.

The team raced in the Le

Mans Prototype Challenge car. The

car featured an open-cockpit and

technology such as a carbon fiber

chassis, carbon brakes and sequential

gearbox. Weighing in at 1990

pounds, the PC car reached top

speeds of around 190 mph during

the 24-hour event.

The race consisted of 24 hours

of straight racing waged on the

legendary Daytona International

Speedway. It’s the first major auto

race of the year, and it brings out

some of sport’s biggest names. The

team completed 698 laps and 25

pits around the 3.56 mile circuit.

Each driver spent about six hours

crammed into the car whizzing

around the track.

Boulle was also the PC class leader

during the exciting race. “Half

way through the race (12 hours)

we were still first, but we had mechanical

issues and lost 12 laps

so we ended up in fourth during

the night,” said Boulle. The team

moved back into second place. If

not for a faulty $14 part, the team

likely would have won.

Boulle, who had stepped away

from racing for a few years to pursue

social media business and cycling

ventures, never missed a beat

when it was time for him to take

over driver duties at the Rolex 24.

With his dad’s love for cars, Nick

was drawn to motorsports and began

racing go-karts at age 12. By the

time he was 20 years old studying

at Southern Methodist University,

Boulle had produced top results in

national events and was racing as

a Volkswagen Junior Driver in addition

to coaching drivers in karts

and racecars. “I have always loved

motorsports,” he says, “and racing

in the Rolex 24 has turned a dream

into reality.”

Nick and his father Denis are

long time Maverick members.

22 March

Concours d’Elegance: Literally, “Competition of Elegance”

By Andy Kay, Region Concours Chair

A Concours d’Elegance is an assembly of

automobiles in competition, based on their relative

merits in coachwork, design, finish, and appointments.

In other words: how good do they look?

There are several different formats. “Show and

Shine” or “People’s Choice” events are judged by the

spectators and other competitors. There are no formal

judges, score sheets, or stopwatches involved. The spectators

and competitors vote for their favorite entries,

and whichever cars earn the most votes win.

“Top Only” or “Street” events employ judges to evaluate

the condition of the cars, but they are not restricted

to a time limit. They judge only the “top” of the cars, in

other words, only the portions of the car that you can

see from above, which includes mainly the condition of

the bodywork, wheels and tires, and the interior.

“Touring” category is a judged and timed event

in which each car begins with a perfect score of 180

points, with points being deducted for imperfections

and flaws. Judged areas include storage areas in addition

to those judged in “Street.”

“Full” Concours competition is the highest category,

and the most serious; competitors can spend months

preparing their cars, and often trailer them to the

event. Judging is allowed for all areas of the car, including

engine compartments, undercarriages, and wheel

wells, in addition to the aforementioned areas. The

Porsche Parade Concours includes Street, Touring,

and Full categories.

In Maverick events, cars are judged in eleven distinct


We need your help! If you are interested in judging,

registration, or timekeeping, please let us know at

We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

2015 Autos in the Park

2016 Maverick Region Concours Schedule

Date Venue Format

April 30 May at Mayo’s People’s Choice

June 5 Autos in the Park Touring

Class Porsche Models

1 All 356

2 All 914/4 and 914/6

3 1965-1973 911 and 912

4 1974-1989 911 and 912

5 1989-1998 911 (964/993)

6 1999-2012 911 (996/997)

7 2012-on 911 (991)

8 1977-1995 924/944/968/928

9 1997-2012 Boxster/Cayman (986/987)

10 2013-on Boxster/Cayman (981)

11 2003-on Cayenne, Panamera, Macan

Most of the competitors use their Porsches as daily

drivers. We prepare our cars in a few hours and drive

them to the events. Our goal is to create a fun, low- or

no-stress social event for the entrants and their families.


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Maverick Monthly Social: Don’t Miss the Fun Each Month!

By Brenda Dranow, Region Wrangler

Every month, club members get a chance

to get together and enjoy each other’s company, talk

about Porsches and meet new people with the same

passion - Porsches. These Monthly Socials happen every

third Thursday of the month with the first one this year

on February 18th at the French restaurant Lavendou

in Dallas to celebrate a club event around Valentine’s

Day. Normally, the hours for the Monthly Social start at

6:00pm and are slated to end around 9:00pm. Most of

the time, everyone is having such a good time, they stay

longer and the end time is at your own discretion. You

get to meet up with new friends you’ve made from the

last event, and then meet newly joined members. You

never find anyone not having a good time.

The next Monthly Social will be held on Thursday,

March 17th at Love & War in Texas near Grapevine

Mills mall. Fun was had by all last year with a live band

and dancing later in the evening. At this time, the locations

for April and beyond are still being determined.

Look in your monthly Slipstream for the upcoming

month’s social event. Some months you must RSVP

because of limited space while on most you can just

mark your calendar and show up. The times are just

a suggestion, so if you can’t make dinner, then come

at anytime and enjoy the company and a few cocktails.

These Monthly Socials are informal with no seating assignment

allowing you to mix and mingle throughout

the evening.

Greg and I joined the Maverick Porsche Club in

October, 2014. We didn’t know what to expect at our

first Monthly Social event, but the minute we arrived

Stephanie made us feel welcomed and introduced us

to everyone. We all know how it is to walk into a sea

of people not knowing anyone and making that first

introduction can be hard, but Stephanie and the other

members won’t give you a chance to feel any other way

but welcomed. You will definitely leave with a smile

and glad you came to the event. Greg and I have made

some great friends from the club, and some of them

we have met at these Social Events (others at monthly

drives, etc.).

As for the other perks of coming to a Monthly Social,

you get to see a parking lot filled with every type of

Porsche you can imagine. So, for many of the reasons

you joined the club, you will find several of them in one

evening at a Monthly Social. Hope to see you there!

26 March


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30 March

The Year of the Dragon: Enter the Boxster

By Tom Martin

Photo by the Author

The year was 1992. Recently remarried in the spring,

my wife Jan and I were starting a new life together, literally

from scratch, in North Texas. After a day of job

interviews, I stopped by the now defunct Steak & Ale

restaurant in Plano for a quick 5 o’clock gin and tonic.

The young bartender who served me was very enthusiastic

about an article he had just read in one of the

mainstream auto enthusiast magazines.

He inched the magazine towards me, which was

opened to a picture of an incredibly sensual looking twoseater

sports car. It almost appeared like silvery molten

metal was poured over its spartan frame. The rumor mill

was rife with stories of a brand new Porsche, one that was

a complete departure from the venerable 911. This was

that car: the Porsche Boxster.

I gazed longingly at the artist’s sketch of the proposed

Porsche Boxster concept car. It was a deliberate throwback

to the revered Porsche 550 Spyder of yore, with a

targeted MSRP of $29,995. It may as well have been all

the money in the world at the time; at this point in our

lives there was no way we would be able to justify buying

it, let alone affording it. The image of the Boxster

became but a fading image in the back of my mind.

The Boxster was a huge success right at the onset.

Initial production allocations sold out quickly. Stuttgart

couldn’t handle the demand, so Porsche farmed the

project out to the Valmet Automotive facility in Uusikaupunki,

Finland. Sharing a basic platform with the

next generation 911 (996), the Boxster essentially saved

Porsche from financial ruin.

In the ensuing years, I enjoyed long-term relationships

with three Nissan 240SX sport coupes, in both S13

and S14 configuration. They were all wonderful, pure

kinesthetic driving machines. And ultra-reliable, too.

Occasionally I would spot a Boxster on the road, and

my mind would drift back to the artist’s sketch of the

concept car. On my daily commute home, when traffic

on 635 was backed up (usually on days ending in the

letter “y”), I would take Northaven Road travelling east.

For a short time there was a pristine

Arctic Silver Boxster parked outside

a semi-affluent residence with a “For

Sale” sign on it. Another time, I came

upon the 2008 orange Special Edition

model on the highway and gave

the driver a huge “thumbs up”.

The fading image of the Boxster

concept car catapulted to the forefront

of my mind when my retirement

loomed on the horizon. I was

Tom’s Boxster - “Scarlett”

rounding third and heading for home. Being empty

nesters, owning a lithe two seater was too hard to resist.

At least that’s what I told my wife. In actuality, I had

owned sports cars most of my life, and was now itching

to get back into that lifestyle.

From previous racing experience, I knew that a midengine

layout provided the best setup for optimum handling.

Ultimate speed was not important. A lightweight,

small-displacement, mid-engine sports car would prove

to be most nimble for real world driving, especially the

occasional blast on winding backroads.

There was a tiny handful of modern day cars to

choose from: the Boxster, the MR2, and the exotics. The

exotics were out, so it was down to the Boxster and the

MR2. I drove multiple examples of each. The MR2 was

light, extremely nimble, yet woefully underpowered.

It reminded me of my old 914. It also had a storage

compartment that would barely accommodate a ruddy

English schoolboy’s lunch kit. The Boxster, while a bit

heavier, was more refined, but not to the point where

the kinesthetics were lost on the driver. It also had two,

count ‘em two, trunks. Weekend travel bliss.

I opted for the Boxster, more so for practicality than

loyalty to the marque. I allowed myself a full year to find

a suitable example that my wife and I would both appreciate.

Five months later, after kissing a lot of toads,

we came upon a beautiful Arena Red example, quite by

chance. I just happened to be checking Craigslist when

the owner’s ad posted. I called immediately and made

an appointment to view the car. The owner had basically

zeroed out the drivetrain, with a new water pump,

AOS, serpentine belt, and coolant expansion tank. The

dreaded IMS issue was addressed with a new IMS bearing.

All fluids were recently refreshed, including the

gearbox oil. Records substantiating all maintenance

were provided. After a test drive with my wife Jan, she

was pleading with me to buy the car. So I did, right then

and there. We came back the next day with cash in hand

and completed the transaction.

Shortly afterwards, we joined the

PCA and were enlisted in the Maverick

Region. It’s hard to believe that

after almost 40 years of Porsche ownership,

we finally joined the PCA.

The experience since then has been

priceless; we have participated in and

enjoyed many great events, and we

especially appreciate the friendship

of some truly delightful and interesting



32 March



Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region members and are $5 for all others (contact editor@mavpca for payment details). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines. Ads will run for 3

issues, after which they will be removed unless you request that they be run for an additional 3 issues. E-mail your ad to by the 10th of the month to have your ad run in the

following month’s Slipstream. Be sure to include year, make, model, color, mileage, and asking price, as well as a contact name, phone number and/or email address. All parts will be advertised

on our website. Check your ad for accuracy the first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled sooner. Due to space constraints, photos may or may not be included. No dealers please!

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

shown competitively in full Parade Concours. $58,500.

Contact Hiram Saunders, at (03)

For Sale: 2005 Porsche 997S. Rare Yellow Exterior

with Black Interior. One owner, 36k miles, no accident

history, well maintained with no track history. Sport

chrono, 6-speed, sunroof. All items work except Bose

Amp. Need garage space for new 991. Asking 35k.

Contact Steve Nguyen at or

972-740-4380. (02)

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. $30,500 or best offer.

Contact Myron Krupp 682-888-3804 or gt3krupp@ (02)

For Sale: 2015 Porsche GT3. White, black Alcantara

leather, red stitching. Porsche warranty. Garaged,

excellent condition. NEVER TRACKED. Shield

on hood, front and rear fenders. Bumper mounted

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

Transaction processed through local Porsche dealer

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

buyer. Contact Reginald Stewart at 972-733-3304 or (02)

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-

7161 or (02)

For Sale: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S, Guards Red,

PDK, Sport Chrono, PSE, 23K miles, XPEL clear

bra (full hood/fenders). CPO warranty to 6/23/2020.

105K Firm. Contact Derek Stutsman at derek@ (01)

For Sale: 1973T Porsche 911 Race Car. Green, built

to RS Specs. 2.7 liter aluminum case, 233 hp and 199 ft

/lbs at rear wheels. 8 hours on engine by Jim Buckley.

40 IDA Webers, 915 gearbox. Buckley suspension.

930 Brakes. FuelSafe fuel cell. Full welded roll cage.

Fire system. Removable passengers seat for DE’s.

Two sets Fuchs wheels. PCA and Vintage Logbooks.

$38,000. Contact Lee Wilkins (972) 503-8825 or (01)

For Sale: 1971 Porsche 914. Orange/black with

black interior. 2.5L highly modified engine. 916 front

and rear bumpers, orange and black exterior with

pinstripes, black interior, 4 fiberglass flared fenders,

fiberglass rocker panels, solenoid trunk release, gas

spring lifts on rear trunk, rear spoiler, 3rd brake light,

euro tail lights, racing driver’s seat, both seats are

adjustable, harness bar, 5 point harness and standard

seat belt /shoulder harness with retractors. 911 front

suspension with 5 bolt wheels, drilled rotors, 944

brakes, 23mm sway bar, 180 lb rear springs, 5 bolt,

genuine Fuchs 7” front and 8” rear wheels painted to

match the car, new Kuhmo Ecsta 205/225-15 street

tires, body stiffening kit, 13” steering wheel, side

shift transmission. 2.5L 4 cyl., 105mm bore with

stock stroke, new dual Weber IDF 44 carbs, Web

Cam, ported and polished ss valves, 38mm intake,

28mm exhaust valves, dual valve springs, 911 clutch

and pressure plate, lightened balanced flywheel and

crank, 911 starter, Perma Tune CD ignition, headers

(no heater), additional remote oil cooler in front with

electric fan assist and thermostat. Motor assembled by

Mayo. Issues: motor must be turned off via kill switch,

minor tears in upholstery, small oil leaks, some flaws

in body and paint. $15,000. Contact Kim Lackey 817-

845-8993 or (01)

Name tags are available for $10.

Please email us at nametags@ to obtain them.

Include your name, city, and vehicle

(up to 2) as shown below.

Slipstream Advertiser Index

34 March

These advertisers support our Maverick Region – Tell them you saw their ad in Slipstream!

Ascot Diamonds (972) 991-0001 Page 25

Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 8

DFW Garage Design (972) 416-4545 Page 24

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 28

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 27

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 21

Garages of Texas (214) 435-4898 Page 5

Hoosier Tires Direct .com (515) 203-3503 Page 22

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 30

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 28

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 35

Advertising rates - 1/4 page: $425; 1/2 page: $850; Full page: $1700

For more information contact Cindy Bliss at

Nine-Eleven Automotive (972) 243-4911 Page 27

OCD’tailers (817) 948-8538 Page 35

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Pages 15, 29

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 27

Porsche Plano (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 30

RKT Techniques (817) 624-1322 Page 30

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 28

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Stuart’s Paint and Body (214) 221-6999 Page 33

The UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 35

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 35

Victory Motorcars (713) 783-6555 Page 11

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 17


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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

“A Porsche is not an Everyday Sports Car.

It is a Sports Car for Everyday.” This truism greeted

every visitor to the “Porsche Zentrum” located above

the front straight at Laguna Seca during Rennsport Reunion

V. It reminds me, as it should remind you, that

the true joy of owning a Porsche vehicle happens when

you drive it as often as possible.

There is nothing more exciting to a Maverick member

than seeing a Porsche on the road to anywhere - the

grocery store, coffee shop, one of our many toll roads,

or even to a club event. These engineering marvels

from Germany were designed to be “driven hard and

put away wet”, as the saying goes.

I certainly understand the time we all put into keeping

our club rides clean and polished to a magnificent

lustre means we don’t want to repeat the effort. Remember

that dust, dirt, the occasional piece of gravel,

and even a rain drop or two, were all anticipated by

the Porsche engineers as they designed and built these

amazing machines. You’re actually creating the future

patina of your vehicle each time you drive it!

So, the next time you decide to keep your Porsche

in the garage because it’s too clean to drive, remind

yourself that it is a sports car for everyday

and needs regular exercise rain or shine. The

smile on your face that you get while driving

it will more than replace any additional time

needed to clean your vehicle when you return.

I’m pleased to welcome two new members to our

club Board this month. Cindy Bliss has agreed to be our

Advertising Chair. She will be responsible for communicating

with our advertisers in Slipstream and making

certain that everyone benefits from their sponsorship.

If you have any questions regarding our advertising

program, you can contact Cindy at

By the way, I hope you mention that you saw their ads

in Slipstream each time you visit or contact one of our


In addition, Chris Flaugh has volunteered to be our

Goodie Store Chair. A great way to show your Maverick

pride is to wear items specifically designed with our

club logo. Check out the offerings via the Goodie Store

link on our web site. If you find an item in the PCA web

store that you would like to be in our own store, contact

Chris at Also, if you need a

club name badge, you can contact Chris at nametags@ and he will assist you in that order.

Finally, in our newest Slipstream initiative - Mav Photos

of the Month - the focus for this month was wheels.

Thanks to our members for submitting these great

photos shown below.

For the April issue, our focus is interior/

upholstery, so send your photo submissions to or post them on our

Maverick Region Porsche Club of America

Facebook group page by March 10.

Maverick Photos of the Month

Nick Johnson

Bob Molyneux

Andrew Barber

David Cavazos

Jim Hirsch

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