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November 2016

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Departments

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

Unclassifieds...............................................34

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

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

Features

Trivia.............................................................7

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

Know Your Porsche.....................................11

Kruder’s Cars & Conversation....................12

DE “Rookie”Experiences............................18

Signing Up Is Easy: Registration Tips........28

Care Care: Waterless Wash.........................30

Porsche of the Month..................................31

Upcoming Events

November Board Meeting.............................7

Maverick Lunch Series...............................14

Autocross Schedule.....................................16

Coffee, Cones, & Scones............................16

Treffen North America: Hill Country.........17

Drivers’ Education......................................19

Past Event Recaps

Maverick AX Series....................................16

PCA Tours Recap........................................17

September Social: Arthur’s.........................22

November

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 November

2 Board Meeting

5 Annual Celebration: NYLO Irving

8 Lewisville Lunch

12-13 Club Race/DE: MSR

13 Autocross 10: LSP

17 No Mav Social This Month

24 No Richardson/Southlake

Lunches This Month

Day January

4 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

19 Mav Social: TBD

26 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

28 All Member Party

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

December

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 December

7 Board Meeting

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 No Mav Social This Month

22 No Richardson/Southlake

Lunches This Month

Day February

1 Board Meeting

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Mav Social: TBD

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

25-26 DE: MSR

On the Cover: Another

example of a striking Porsche

engine cover, this one from a

very original 1971 Porsche 914.

Photo by John Jiles

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ARK-LA-TEX

Ken Chandler

bad968@bellsouth.net,

COASTAL BEND

Bryan Kerrick

bksailspadre@

sbcglobal.net

2016 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

LONE STAR

Michael Globe

president@lsrpca.com

MARDI GRAS

Scott Spradley

OZARK

Jim Woolly

jim.carol_NOSPAM@

sbcglobal.net

WHISKEY BAY

Mike Hamza

mikehamza944@

gmail.com

CIMARRON

Rod Nordstrom

rnordstr50@gmail.com

HILL COUNTRY

Tracey Gross

president@hcrpca.org

LONGHORN

Charles Bush

president@longhornpca.org

MAVERICK

Jim Falgout

president@mavpca.org

WAR BONNET

Randal Goodman

WHITE RIVER

Leonard Zechiedrich

whiteriverregionpca@

gmail.com

ZONE 5 REP

Lynn Friedman

zone5rep@pca.org

www.zone5.pca.org

1


Shifting Gears: New Region Logo and More

By David Robertson, Region Vice President

ell, it is hard to believe that November is

W

here already. It doesn’t seem like it should

be so close to the end of the year yet! What

better time to get the car out of the garage

and get together with other club members!

We have many opportunities in the club for you to

get out and enjoy your Porsche with other folks that

are just as excited as you about owning such a great

automobile. Not only can you go out on a group tour

that always ends at a fun destination, but you can also

participate in a driving event where you can learn

about your Porsche and experience firsthand what it

can really do on the track. We also get together for

social events around the DFW area to just meet and

greet other people in the club. There is something for

everyone, so check the Maverick PCA calendar. There

is always some type of event coming up soon.

The Maverick Region hosts a board meeting every

month, and all PCA members are welcome to attend.

The board meeting is where all the committee chairs

report on their past and future activities, as well as take

care of club business. The October meeting was very

significant, in that a vote was taken to choose the new

Region logo.

You may or may not know that the last Maverick Logo

was first developed over 50 years ago, and has been

layered on over the years to the

point where it was not workable

The current

Maverick

Logo was first

developed

over 50

years ago

for modern digital production

and other uses. A committee

was formed by experts Bill Orr,

Charlie Davis, Teri Davis, and

Fran Ussery to get together and

come up with proposals to present

to the board. All the designs

were beautiful and well thought

out. I want to think the committee

once again for the amazing

job they did in designing the logo and the many, many

hours of work they put in on this project. The committee

met several times in person and exchanged countless

emails to come up with three designs that were

presented for a vote. I was intrigued to see this process

evolve until the committee felt that, as an outsider getting

nervous about this actually coming together, I was

cut out of the communications, although I must say,

that was probably a smart move on their part! I was assured

that progress was being made and, as promised,

club history was made. You will begin to notice the new

logo popping up as we get it into print and onto all the

Maverick Region materials.

2 November

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817-329-6995

As always, we are looking for volunteers and I am

sure that we have just the job for you.

MAV OF THE MONTH: George Luxbacher

If you have attended one of the many Maverick

events over the past few years, you probably recognize

George as the guy that always has a high end camera

around his neck, taking great pictures of all the amazing

people and cars. Many of the photos you enjoy

across all of the Maverick media outlets such as Slipstream,

Facebook, and our website have come from

George. As Rally Co-Chair, George has also been instrumental

in keeping that program not only alive and well

but thriving like never before. Recently George has

stepped in and taken over the big responsibility of

managing the annual photo contest in the middle of

doing extensive

travel

for his

so-called

“part time

job” in retirement!

Thank you

George for

all of your

time and

energy!

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2016 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs

President

Jim Falgout

president@mavpca.org

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

ax@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Pat Heptig

214-649-7907

cr@mavpca.org

DE Chair

ChrisTabor

817-371-4888

de@mavpca.org

Vice President

David Robertson

C 617-797-0516

vp@mavpca.org

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

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis

cr@mavpca.org

DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

cdi@mavpca.org

Secretary

Wendy Shoffit

C 972-977-9821

secretary@mavpca.org

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

214-991-0873

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Club Race/DE Registrar

Slipstream Event Ads

Wendy Shoffit

crreg@mavpca.org

deregistrar@mavpca.org

DE Equipment Mgr.

Hunter Allen

deequip@mavpca.org

Treasurer

Richard Solomon

C 903-530-8281

treasurer@mavpca.org

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

hope@mavpca.org

Concours Chair

Andy Kay

817-948-8538

concours@mavpca.org

DE Sponsorship

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

desponsorship@mavpca.org

Email List Moderator

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Email List Moderator

Brian Scudder

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Email List Moderator

Matt Platts

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh

214-288-5300

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Histographer, Tenured

Charlie Davis

historian@mavpca.org

Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton

817-907-7823

membership@mavpca.org

Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho

hh@mavpca.org

Online Calendar

Brendan Eagan

calendar@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Tom Martin

tours@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Bill Orr

tours@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert

214-613-6900

rally@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher

rally@mavpca.org

Safety Chair

Joe McGlohen

safety@mavpca.org

Slipstream Advertising

Bill Kruder

214-497-0711

ads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Editor

Jim Hirsch

972-740-7377

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Article Ed.

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Wrangler,

Public Relations

Brenda Dranow

pr@mavpca.org

Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

mailing@mavpca.org

Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

972--438-8344 (W)

817-481-8342 (H)

printing@mavpca.org

Social Co-Chair

Tracy Robertson

817-944-5490

social@mavpca.org

Social Co-Chair

Phyllis Gallegos

214-695-3376

social@mavpca.org

Tech Sessions Chair

Ed Mullenix

972-417-0997

techcorner@mavpca.org

Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos

214-697-0792

volunteers@mavpca.org

Web Site Chair

Denny Payne

webmaster@

mavpca.org

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

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Gimme a Minute: October Board Meeting

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary October 5, 2016

he meeting began a little

T

early at 6:44 pm, as Drivers’

Education Chair

Chris Tabor needed to

leave early. He reported that the

September DE event was the highest

attended in a long time. Everyone

had a great time, including the tour

drivers who showed up on Sunday to

drive parade laps, despite the rain.

He expressed appreciation for his

entire DE committee.

VP David Robertson was again

standing in for a recovering Jim

Falgout. Bill Orr led the discussion

about the newly revised logo, submitted

by the logo committee. They

discussed overall design and color

and showed multitudes of iterations,

eventually showing the final three,

which the board voted on by secret

ballots. The final design received

17 votes, while the losing two got

7 and 0 votes respectively. It will be

unveiled at the Annual Celebration

on November 5.

Editor Jim Hirsch reported for

Membership Chair John Hamilton

that we are down seven members

from last month. We have 1,687

Primary and 2,570 total members.

He expressed his appreciation for

members who help make Slipstream

better, including George Luxbacher,

Charlie Davis, Carey Spreen, and

Wendy Shoffit.

Advertising Chair Bill Kruder

said Autoscope is rejoining as a

Slipstream advertiser. He has been

contacting all advertisers and has

been soliciting new ones, including

trying to get a national company on

board.

Volunteer Chair Jim Gallegos reported

that someone stepped up to

help out with the online calendar.

We still need more people to fill

open positions.

Social Co-Chair Phyllis Gallegos

said the Annual Celebration is on

Nov. 5 at the NYLO Hotel. This will

be a more casual, fun affair, with no

formal sit-down meal. She and others

are working on donations for

the silent auction. She has also set

up May at Mayos for 2017.

Goodie Store Chair Chris Flaugh

has many decals with the soon to be

retired logo on it.

PCA Tours Chair Tom Martin set

a goal to collect $1,500 for the Hope

Shelter from the MotorSport Ranch

tour drivers. Because the rain caused

many to opt out, we only collected

$941 in cash and cards. He asked

no-shows to bring the gift cards to

a future event. The next tour is to

Rancho Sereno, which has some of

the best roads. He has a tentative

2017 schedule planned out and has

two potential co-chairs to help. He

expressed his appreciation for the

DE committee for being so welcoming

to the tour group and showing

them such a great time.

Monthly Dinner Social Chair

Stephanie Ho reported that the

Porsche Birthday party at Arthur’s

was a great success. Because of space

constraints, she had to limit attendance,

which included roughly 20

new members. She thanked several

board members for talking to the

attendees about their events. October’s

event will be at Uncle Buck’s

in Grapevine. There will not be an

event in November, but she will get

one together for December.

Rally Co-Chair George Luxbacher

mentioned the October Rally

event should be interesting. He and

Don Sebert hope to have all attendees

in costume. The rally will end at

Fortunata Winery in Aubrey, where

they will fire up the pizza ovens

just for us. They have been doublechecking

all the rally roads.

George also reported on the photo

contest. He has had many inquiries

so far and has 15 entrants (21

photos). He is working with Charlie

Davis and Tracy Robertson on the

details and display. He vows to start

planning earlier next year.

Charlie Davis wants to designate a

special place on our website to store

logos and such to create consistency

for the new artwork. We will publish

the logo in the December issue.

Safety Chair Joe McGlohen reported

that we have safe events.

Secretary Wendy Shoffit reported

for Autocross Chair Mark Schnoerr,

who had a great event with 11

Porsches participating (64 cars total),

including an SUV. He is putting

together an article for Slipstream and

looks forward to the final two events

of the season on Oct. 30 in Burleson

and Nov. 13 at Lone Star Park,

where Bill Orr will have a Cars and

Scones activity.

Although he was there, Bill Middleton

had to leave before giving a

report, but left a note thanking Tom

Martin and the DE committee for

the great collection for Hope.

Wendy also reported that we have

a DE event in October and then a

Club Race and solo-only DE at MSR

in November. The date of the COTA

Club Race in Austin is now in March

instead of May, hoping to draw a

larger crowd, taking over the Texas

World Speedway date. She received

an email from the President of Hill

Country Region, Tracey Gross, asking

if Maverick was working on PCA

license plates for Texas. Bill Orr and

David Robertson will contact her to

coordinate efforts. Wendy also mentioned

that we could use ClubRegistration.net

for more social, tour,

and rally events, and offered help to

anyone wanting to learn.

DE Safety Committee member

Bob Kramer has met with other

members and is working to improve

procedures and management at the

events.

6 November


Time Trial Chair Travis Howard reported that the

event on Sept. 18 was a great event. It filled up and

participants enjoyed 14 timed runs each. Even with so

many runs they still finished early. A Porsche got top

time of day after several years it being an “other” car.

He awarded silver coin trophies. He has been the TT

chair for nine years, but with a job change, he’s not

sure if the program will continue. He hopes an enthusiast

will take it over. Reporting for wife, Robyn, she has

a Swap Meet on Oct. 8 at Zims Autotechnik.

Slipstream Content Editor Carey Spreen said that

UNT has begun to archive Slipstreams. They discovered

all 1998 issues missing. He hopes to find replacements.

Treasurer Richard Solomon said that the region is

healthy with over $150K in the bank. We have roughly

half the advertisers paid up for the year. The cost of

printing Slipstream is on the rise. We netted a good

amount from the last DE and finally received a check

for a small amount from the COTA race in May. He

wants to work on sending money to our two charities,

the Hope Shelter and the Boot Campaign.

David Robertson encouraged every chairperson to

have a backup for their position. Lastly, he congratulated

George Luxbacher for being Maverick of the

Month!

Meeting adjourned at 8:38 pm.

SEPTEMBER TRIVIA

It’s Easy to Play!

Play here for fun and find the answers below

OR

Play for prizes on the web at http://mav.pca.org, with

the answers and winners to be posted here after each

month’s contest has closed. Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for

putting this and the Web Trivia together.

The Winner for this month is,

TOM MARTIN

getting 5 of 5 correct.

Tom, please contact Kirk at Zim’s

to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanks to all for playing!

1. Some people feel that changing spark plugs can be a real hassle,

and on a 911 Turbo it can be even worse. Which plug on a 2002

911 Turbo 996 X50TT is considered the worse?

a. 1 b. 3 c. 4 d. 6

Source: Porsche Panorama, August 2016, p 118

2. On some of the newer 997 Porsches there is an extra-cost Sport

Exhaust option which, according to some 997 experts, is meant

to __________ on most Porsches!

a. Sound sporty b. Weigh less for racing c. Deliver more

power at high RPMs d. Deliver more low end torque

Source: Porsche Panorama, August 2016, p 108

3. It seems that Macan GTS sales are doing very well, getting new

folks to the Porsche brand. In fact, some 73% of Macan buyers

came from outside current Porsche owners; 50% are between 35

and 55; and some 62% ordered customized Macans. But what is

the ratio of male to female buyers?

a. 45% male, 55% female b. 51% m, 49% f c. 58% m, 42% f

d. 69% m, 31% f

Source: Porsche Panorama, August 2016, p 51

4. An interesting aspect of the new Macan is the brakes. The front

rotors are some 14.2” while the rear are only 13”. The front

calipers are fixed with 6 pistons, but what are the rear calipers?

a. Fixed w/2 pistons b. Fixed w/4 pistons c. Floating w/1

piston d. Floating w/2 pistons

Source: Porsche Panorama, August 2016, p 50

5. The Cayman GT4 has a Carbon Bucket Seats option that costs

an extra ________. They hold some drivers snugly in place,

though they don’t work well for all builds, and can make

ingress/egress difficult.

a. $2,640 b. $3,230 c. $3,980 d. $4,730

Source: Porsche Panorama, August 2016, p 47

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

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Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

Anthony Baccam

Dallas

2015 Cayman S

Richard Boyett

Denton

2016 Cayenne

Paulo Diaz

Dallas

2013 Boxster

Todd Eldredge (Sabrina)

Prosper

2014 911 Carrera S

Brandon Haggard

Frisco

2011 Boxster Spyder

Rick Jones

Justin

2014 911 Turbo

Jake Jordan

Dallas

2003 911 Turbo

Keith Kadesky

Dallas

2017 911 Carrera 4S

Jason Owsley

Dallas

2008 911 Turbo

Daniel Phipps

Heath

2016 Cayman GT4

Luis Pina (Cynthia)

Dallas

2015 911 Carrera S

Zack Singer

Plano

2014 Cayman S

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

contact John Hamilton at

membership@mavpca.org

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,687

Affiliate Members ~ 883

Total Membership ~ 2,570

Transfers In

Eduardo Blas

Carmel, CA

Transfer From: MBY

2013 Boxster

Timothy Ryan

Plano

Transfer From: NST

1995 911, 2006 Cayenne

Eddie Gou

Southlake

2017 911 Carrera 4S

Quinn Guillory

Frisco

2014 911 Carrera S

Sumit Kumar

Dallas

2015 Cayman S

Oliver Letz (Edith)

North Richland Hills

2009 911 Carrera

Carl Squibb

Mabank

2013 Boxster S

Randell Tomlinson

Dallas

1955 356 Speedster

Albert Merrifield

Mansfield

Transfer From: OHV

2008 911 Carrera S

Norman Hacker

Southlake

2016 911 Turbo S

Keith O’Neal

Dallas

1999 911 Carrera

Say hello to your fellow

Porsche drivers!

Flashing your high beams at fellow Porsche

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Keep the flash alive!

Anniversaries: November

** 30 Years **

Julia Underwood

The Colony

20 Years

Terry Barker (Karen)

Keller

H Harrison (Taylor)

Plano

15 Years

Steve Hensel (Patty)

Grapevine

Greg King

Lewisville

Raymond Smerge (Mark)

Dallas

John Taylor (Nancy)

Lewisville

5 Years

Hunter Biederman (Finn)

Ken Brabender (Sandra)

George Connell (Colt)

Pierce Marshall

Robert McDowell (Mary)

Ronald Meyer (Sylvia)

Daniel O’Brien (Thomas)

Paul Ramos (Veronica)

Matthew Warmuth

(Andy Rohrbacher)

Frisco

Haslet

Bedford

Dallas

Shady Shores

Parker

Dallas

Plano

Dallas

10 Years

Jim Disharoon (Alyssa)

Toby Reese (Jake)

Fort Worth

Rockwall

9


Five Speed Chatter: You Gotta Be Able to Stop!

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Photos Courtesy of the Author

elcome back Mavs! I hope all have been

W

taking advantage of the beautiful weather

these last couple of weeks. Moderate temperatures

are perfect for driving a classic

Porsche, and with winter rapidly approaching, driving

days are numbered. The past two articles discussed in

this miniseries have dealt with improving your Porsche’s

performance. First we hashed out some cheap engine

upgrades, and then we discussed how to increase the rigidity

and stability of our Porsche’s frame. This month

I want to take time to postulate on the various brake

upgrades and maintenance procedures we can utilize

to increase our stopping power, because it’s cool to go

fast, but it’s even cooler when you’re able to stop.

To understand what upgrades are out there we must

first look to the past. The development of the Porsche

brake disc is fascinating. From the annular disk brakes

employed on the 1962 356 B Carrera 2 to the 420mm

ceramic brake disc being stopped by the 2015 Cayenne’s

ten-piston brake calipers, the developers in Stuttgart

have kept up with power gain in the engine bay. During

this span of time and development the brake disc

itself has gone through many different changes. In the

early 1970s, brake discs were internally vented; this allowed

for the heat generated while braking to dissipate

between the friction surfaces of the disc. In 1974, crossdrilled

brakes made their debut on the 911 Carrera

3.0. The precisely drilled holes on the brake disc were

designed to disperse the buildup of brake pad grit as

well as any water splashing up from wet roads. From the

late seventies to the turn of the millennium, Porsche

brake discs maintained these two forms with only variations

in thickness and diameter being altered. During

this lull, Porsche development turned to improving the

brake calipers themselves. The 1977 911 Turbo saw the

introduction of the four-piston brake caliper, the 928 S

of the 1980s employed anti-lock

brakes, and the 1996 Boxster

introduced the Monobloc aluminum

brake calipers. By 2001,

Porsche had launched its most

extensive brake disc upgrade

with the PCCB (Porsche Ceramic

2015 PCCB assembly

Photo by

Stephan Chevalier

Composite Brake). Replacing the

bulky and heavy cast-iron discs

with lighter ones made from ceramic

composite not only shaved

off half the weight of the braking system, it improved

driving comfort and increased braking performance.

When you are lucky enough to purchase a new

Porsche from our good friends at the dealership, you

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are bombarded with a barrage of brake packages and

upgrades that can be bolted onto the car at varying

prices. Determining which package to get, which really

comes down to the amount one is willing to spend,

depends on how the car will be used. If racing is in

the car’s future, opt for the racing package; if style and

comfort are more important, the standard brake package

will suffice. To each his own.

But what about those

of us that already have

older Porsches? What

can we do to upgrade

our stopping power?

Well, just like we saw

with engine and suspension

mods, brake

options are boundless

and are really only

limited by your pocketbook.

Upgrading

your classic Porsche’s

brake system can be extremely

advantageous

right from the get-go.

But new packages, like

those found on Pelican.com,

can get really

Wayne Dempsey’s book

continues to be a valuable

resource for these projects

pricey. There are, however, minor things you can do at

home to increase your braking power without breaking

the bank. Replacing brake pads, replacing worn discs

and upgrading them to cross-drilled behemoths, and

replacing the stock brake line system for a set made of

stainless-steel and Teflon can quickly bring the grit back

to your brake pedal. You can even choose to rebuild

brake calipers, or replace the original brake master cylinder

for a slightly larger aftermarket one. Porsches are

unique vehicles because their parts, modifications, and

upgrades can usually be interchanged between models.

My 914, for example, can house 911 M calipers on the

disc of my choosing, and I have even seen others make

use of 944/951 brake calipers for their mods.

No matter what you choose to do with the brake systems,

it is important to be extra cautious of your work.

Tampering with brakes of a car can be really dangerous,

and should only be accomplished by those with

patience and a tech manual. Bleeding the brakes will

be a must, and it would be a good idea to get your work

inspected by your trusted mechanic before really opening

the car up on the roads.

As always, stay safe, and Wrench on Mavs!


Know Your Porsche: WHERE’S MY DIPSTICK!?!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

Photos Courtesy of the Author

S

o you’ve been driving your new Porsche for

a while and are wondering how to check the

oil level?

OR,

An indicator in the display screen comes on

“MINIMUM OIL LEVEL REACHED”.

How the heck do I check my oil level?

OIL LEVEL MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS:

Since the 2010 model year, oil level measurement

in Porsches is done electronically. However, there

is a change in the method since there is no longer a

physical dipstick. Here’s the process:

OIL FILLING INSTRUCTIONS

Once you have measured your oil, and if you have

gotten the “MINIMUM OIL LEVEL REACHED”

indication, it is important that you ONLY ADD ONE

QUART OF OIL AT A TIME. If you over-fill your oil,

you will get a warning that the oil level has exceeded

the maximum. This warning will be displayed each

time you start your Porsche until such time as the oil

level has been reduced to the normal operating level.

OPERATING WITH TOO MUCH OIL CAN DAMAGE

YOUR ENGINE. Your service center can correct

this, but it usually requires an oil change to solve the

problem.

To top off your oil:

1. The engine must be at operating temperature.

This requires running your Porsche sports car

for at least 10 minutes. The Cayenne, Macan, or

Panamera require driving about 10 miles to get

them sufficiently warmed up.

2. Your Porsche must be on a level surface and not

moving.

3. ENGINE ON OR OFF? In some Porsches, the

engine must be running. In others, the engine

must be off. Your display will tell you as you

attempt to measure the oil.

4. The oil measurement is done through the

“Multifunction Display” (the round LCD display

just to the right of the tachometer, in front of

the driver).

a. Change the Multifunction Display to the

screen named “Vehicle”. (image 1 below)

b. Press your selector in (toward the front of

the car).

c. Highlight “Oil level” and press the selector

in again. (image 2 below)

5. The graphic display will show the side-profile of

an engine with a vertical bar. (image 3 below)

1. TURN THE ENGINE OFF.

2. The engine will still be hot so have a glove or

protective cloth to insulate your hand.

3. Locate and remove the oil filler cap.

4. Pour in one quart of the recommended weight

(see your owner’s manual) synthetic oil.

5. Re-measure the oil level using the previous

instructions.

6. If the oil level shown is between the minimum

and maximum levels in the graphic display,

DO NOT ADD MORE OIL.

7. Replace the oil filler cap.

8. You’re done!

Thank you for loving your Porsche so much that you

are maintaining it properly. Let us know how we can

continue to serve you best!

IMPORTANT: The difference from minimum to

maximum IS ONLY ABOUT 1 QUART OF OIL.

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations

By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair

Photos Courtesy of the Author

his month we are taking

T

a different approach.

A few months back

Slipstream Editor Jim

Hirsch and I decided to stop in a

local shop to see what was going

on. After coffee we headed over

to H&H Enterprises in east Plano.

Well, once you find it -- and let me

tell you it’s not easy -- we had the

opportunity to learn a lot more

than we bargained for. Afterward

I told Jim that I think our club

would enjoy hearing about people

and places that are right amongst

us. So, that being said, it was that

first chance meeting that gave me

the idea to write these interviews.

So here is the next in my series

of “conversations” I would like to

share with you . . .

Jay Hildreth, proprietor of H&H

Enterprises, 1987 911 Cabriolet

owner, member since 2008.

Bill Kruder: Jay, tell me about the

shop.

Jay Hildreth: Well it’s kind of

a long story. My Grandpappy, my

Dad’s Dad, actually started the shop

in the 1940s in Big Spring, TX.

They decided on the name H&H,

as it was a father-son partnership,

using our last name. It started out

as a “fix and repair” body shop by

Grandpappy, while my Dad would

transform street cars into what we

would call today “hot rods.” Then

in the 60s, my Dad Wes took it over

Legendary air-cooled man,

Wes Hildreth

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and started to concentrate on just

the “hot rod” part of it, essentially

moving away from the body shop

and engine building.

BK: So how did your Dad go from

building hotrods to little air-cooled engines?

JH: Dad had a love for the VW

air-cooled engines; he found them

interesting, in that they were such

simple engines, yet could be made

to produce so much more.

BK: So is that when he started his

work on the air-cooled?

JH: Well like I said it’s a long

story. About that time a VW dealership

opened in Big Spring and they

needed a mechanic, so Dad went

there.

BK: How did you guys end up in

Plano?

JH: Well that’s kind crazy actually.

The owner of Economy VW/

Porsche of Dallas was driving thru

Big Spring and had an issue with

his car, so he came into the dealership.

Dad fixed his car in no time,

and the owner offered my Dad

a job in Dallas, saying that if he

would move there he would send

my Dad to Porsche School. Think

this was about 1968-69; shortly

thereafter it became I think Forest

Lane Porsche+Audi and he worked

and built engines till about 1978.

BK: What did you think of all this?

JH: Heck, it was pretty cool because

it got me started working on

them too. I was only about twelve

then and I would go to work with

my Dad. I even had my own shop

uniform and I would help Dad

rebuild air-cooleds in what they

called the “unit room.”

BK: So when did H&H Enterprises

resurface?

JH: Think it was 1978. My Dad

decided he could do better if he

was on his own; my Dad was never

in it for the money, but because

he loved the cars. So Dad literally

started up again in his garage. That

lasted for about three years, until

the city noticed it was no longer a

“hobby,” and he would need a store

front. So in 1981 we opened the

shop we are standing in.

BK: And you have been here the

whole time?

JH: Oh no; I worked with Dad all

through high school until I graduated

in 1980. Then a couple years

went by and my Dad FIRED me.

BK: Fired you?

JH: Yes; he said “this is not the

life I want for my son.” He knew I

could do more, I guess.

BK: So what did you do?

JH: I went to college to study Mechanical

Engineering.

BK: And how did that work out?

JH: Pretty well actually. I went on

to work for Frito Lay as a project designer,

where I rolled out the packaging

systems for the launch of Sun

Chips. Then for the next twentyplus

years I moved as opportunities

arose, and eventually became a VP

with several firms designing high

speed packaging systems. But every

chance I had to be home I would

be in the shop working on cars with

my Dad.

BK: So how in the world did you go

from engineering systems to working on

air-cooled engines again?

JH: Well, about 2008, Dad wasn’t

in the best health, so I moved back

and started to help him while still

commuting to my job in Louisville

KY; that lasted about four years. So

finally about 2012 I called it quits

to the corporate life and partnered

with Dad in the shop.

BK: That was a pretty bold move.

JH: Yes and no; Dad’s health was

failing and I knew how much he

loved the shop, so I thought, why

not do what we both love.

BK: And I understand your Dad

passed away not long ago.


JH: Yes, Dad passed away two

years ago, but the neat thing was

that he worked in the shop doing

what he loved right till the end.

BK: So tell me about your first

Porsche.

JH: Because of Dad I always was

working on them as a teenager, and

one day wanted to own one – funny

that Dad never did own one -- so in

1992 I acquired a 73 Alpine White

914 1.8L.

BK: And what happened to it?

JH: I still have it; it’s painted

neon purple now. It’s kind of a

project car still, as I’m building it

with a 2.5L four-cylinder naturallyaspirated

engine. My goal is to get

it to about 250HP; not sure if it can

be done but I’m going to make it

happen.

BK: And what are you actually driving

today?

JH: My daily driver is a 1987 911

Cab in Alpine White with Oxblood

interior; I’ve done a few things

like add B&B exhaust, opened the

throttle body and intake. Think at

stock it had 217 HP and now produces

about 240HP. Well, I should

say, at its best it produced that. It’s

been a tad neglected with the shop

and everything.

BK: I know you have a few other favorites

tucked away.

JH: I do; there’s a ‘69 white Beetle

that I turned into a street rod of

sorts, and also a 73 Squareback VW

that’s kind of special. The Squareback

was my Grandpa Jim’s car.

BK: I hear that, despite how busy the

shop keeps you, you’re doing some volunteer

work?

JH: I am. As a graduate of Plano

Senior High, I was involved in the

Vocational Industrial Clubs of

America program, and was even

president of it my senior year. So

recently I decided I would get back

involved with what I loved and I’m

going to help on a project they are

working on.

BK: You have certainly had quite the

journey, ending up with what you love

the most here in the shop.

JH: I guess I have, but I realized

long ago that this place was special

to me; my goal as the third generation

of “car guys” is to maintain

the legacy that Grandpappy and

my Dad created. And just maybe a

fourth generation of father-son Hildreths

will decide to keep it moving

forward.

Well once again, it never ceases to

amaze me: the people we meet along the

way if we only take a minute to stop and

listen.

Jay, the third generation of H&H

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2016 Autocross Series: Event 8, Burleson High School

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

Photo Courtesy of the Author

quipe Rapide, with whom Maverick Region

E

partners to put on our Autocross series,

once again found a way to set up a very

interesting course at the Burleson High

School Stadium site. Challenging and very busy, the

site is much like the Pennington Field location that we

used to use for Autocross events.

We had 11 Porsches (including an SUV) participating

in the P classes, out of a total of 64 cars. John

Massey in his Cayman S won class P2 and top Porsche

PAX payout. Mark Steele, driving his 2014 991 GT3,

won class P3 and took second quickest Porsche PAX.

Mark Schnoerr in his 914 2.0 won class P4 and third

quickest Porsche PAX, in spite of being the quickest

Porsche at this event in terms of run times. No wonder

Wendy calls PAX Black Magic! By the way, PAX stands

for Professional Autocross indeX, and is used by many

autocross organizations to equalize the times of participants

running cars in different classes so that they can

be directly compared, kind of like a golf handicap.

Evan Schwobel drove his dad’s 996 DE car at his first

Autocross for a win in class P7.

October 2 Autocross #8 Results

PCA 1

Best Time Diff.

1T Brian Harnish Porsche Boxster White 45.640

2 Sue Crimm Porsche Cayenne Meteor Grey 53.836 8.196

PCA 2

1T John Mossey Porsche Cayman S Silver 43.498

2 Joseph Takahashi Porsche Cayman S Silver 47.183 3.685

3 Matthew Cords Porsche Cayman S Black 47.247 0.064

PCA 3

1 Mark Steele Porsche 911 GT3 White 44.076

2 Mike Syler Porsche 911 Carrera S Red 47.686 3.61

PCA 4

1T Mark Schnoerr Porsche 914 Green 42.979

2 Sigrid Schnoerr Porsche 914 Green 43.666 0.687

3 Carey Spreen Porsche 911SC Guards Red 45.569 1.903

PCA 7

1 Evan Schwobel Porsche 911 Red 48.989

The last two events of the season are October 30 at

Burleson again, where CarStooms (say it out loud to

get the full meaning) will be recognized for Halloween,

and then the November 13 season finale will be at Lone

Star Park, where PCA is planning a Cars and Scones

activity to coincide with the Guns and Hoses Charity

Autocross.

Come out and play with us. Your Porsche needs the

exercise!

Mark Steele and his 2014 911 GT3 turned

in the second quickest Porsche PAX Indexed time

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PCA Tours Recap: “Everyone Loves a Parade” at MSR

By Tom Martin, PCA Tours Co-Chair

Photos by Bill Orr

utumn officially started on Thursday, September

22, but it wasn’t until three days

A

later that associated weather descended

upon the Metroplex. Heavy rain and thunderstorms

threatened to force the cancellation of the

September PCA Tour to MotorSport Ranch.

Early Sunday morning,

the weather reports called

for overcast skies, with a

17% chance of rain for

the start point, and a 24%

chance of a thunderstorm

at MotorSport Ranch. Live

weather radar showed

no precipitation in

Duncanville, with a small

storm approaching Cresson,

the home of MSR. The

decision to proceed with

Just follow the club flags

to find the start of

our PCA Tours

the Tour was made with

the hope that the storm

in Cresson would pass by

the time the Tour groups

arrived at MotorSport Ranch.

Elsewhere, in the western sector of the Metroplex,

heavy rain fell. Several Mavericks decided to forgo the

Tour. Eventually, 39 hearty souls in 26 Porsches showed

up to brave the elements, and possibly conduct some

wet-weather testing.

About 12 miles into

the Tour, light rain

began to fall. Rain was

consistent for the rest

of the event, in varying

degrees of intensity,

but not so hard

as to exceed the capabilities

of the drivers’

Porsches. Exit strategies

were discussed

Some of the 26 Porsches that

made the wet drive

with the Tour Leaders beforehand, but most of them

stuck to the original route, even the somewhat harrowing

corners of Massey Road. Some drivers bugged out,

but those who remained made it safely to the track, and

ahead of schedule.

At the track, Chief Driving Instructor John Sandusky

conducted a short classroom session, and answered

questions about the Maverick HPDE program. Shortly

thereafter, Tour drivers gridded up for parade laps in

three groups, headed by Porsches with large numbers

on their doors. I assumed the “large numbers” thing

was a good sign. Drivers then surrendered their $25.00

Walmart gift cards to Wendy Shoffit before heading out

onto the track.

The track was wet, and MotorSport Ranch in the wet

can be very slippery. Correction: MotorSport Ranch

in the wet IS very slippery. Delicate inputs of steering,

acceleration, and braking were required to keep the

Porsches pointed in the right direction.

After three parade laps, drivers headed back to the

clubhouse for some lunch, provided by Del Norte Tacos.

As a testament to Del Norte, I had seconds.

In the end, Tour drivers contributed $525.00 in

Walmart gift cards and cash, and together with the

DE program, a total of $941.00 was collected for the

Huffaker-Hughes Hope House.

Drivers who didn’t make the Tour were encouraged

to donate their $25.00 Walmart gift cards at a future

PCA event.

Thanks and kudos to Tour Leaders: Jon Glover, John

Harvey, Bill Orr, and Mark Pitarresi, and big shout outs

to Chris Tabor, John Sandusky, Wendy Shoffit, and

Rose Gohlke for their warm welcome and for accommodating

us at the track.

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DE “Rookie” Experiences: You’ve Got To Try This!

By Peter Wen and Mark Palmer

Photos Courtesy of the Authors

ditor’s Note: the Maverick

E

Region High Performance

Driver Education (DE for

short) events are one of the

most popular member programs offered

in terms of number of participants.

What follows are two recent “rookie”

HDPE experiences to encourage even

more members to participate in future

events. Tony Lisotta also drove in this

event as a rookie DE driver, but had previous

track time at MSR with SCCA’s

Track Night in America program.

Peter Wen, 2014 Cayman

Do you secretly look forward to

the next red light, just so you can

cycle through the gears again? Do

you enjoy spirited drives and hearing

that flat-six engine roar at 6,000

rpm? Do you want to find out what

your Porsche is capable of? If the

answers are yes, yes, and yes, then

the Drivers’ Education (DE) events

may be for you! My name is Peter

Wen. I was a DE virgin.

Peter and his 2014 Cayman

A relatively new, proud Porsche

owner for just about a year, I fulfilled

my childhood dream last

Thanksgiving. I immediately joined

the PCA and became a Maverick.

According to the Mavs website: DE

is an opportunity for Porsche owners

to explore the handling of their performance

cars and to learn the basics of

high performance driving done safely.

Still, I had my doubts. Do I really

want to subject my baby to the harsh

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conditions at the track? Thankfully,

after talking with fellow Mavs and

seeing their show-room-condition

“track” cars, I was convinced to sign

up. I knew my baby wanted to run

as much as I did.

Another large DE event turnout

DE day started with check-in at

6:30 am, then a mandatory drivers’

meeting at 7:30. By then I had already

received a couple wrist bands

(by signing my life away), rented a

helmet, and artfully taped my car

numbers on the car. I felt like Tom

Cruise in Days of Thunder before

the Daytona race. I still could not

believe how fortunate I was to drive

on a real race track, full throttle,

for 4 hours over the next two days!

Sweet!

Drivers were assigned into

groups based on their skill level.

Newbies were in the Green group.

I was paired up with my instructor,

Yann Watts, who rode shotgun

with me the entire weekend. There

were so much to learn and it was

overwhelming at first. But Yann was

there to coach me through it

all via a little microphone in

my helmet. Occasionally, he

would reach over and grab

my steering wheel, no doubt

saving our lives. From drive

line, turn in, apex, to track

out, I learned a whole new set

of vocabulary.

With the completion of

each session, my confidence

grew as well as my appreciation

of my little Cayman.

Eventually, I memorized the

track. I started to anticipate

the next turns and to visualize

where I should position my car on

the track (the line). The reward

and feedback were immediate: I

was going faster than ever before!

Going full throttle into a hairpin

turn is one experience all Porsche

owners should know first hand.

Late trail braking, when done

properly, well, required a spare

pair of underpants for the uninitiated.

The DE experience lived up

to my expectations and more. It

was simply amazing that I could go

all-out on the track, then just pack

up and go home at the end of the

day in the same car! DE instructors

were wonderful, skilled drivers who

loved to share their knowledge with

others. Above all else, the event was

about education. Safety for all participants

was job #1.

I hope you will consider signing

up for the next DE event. Take advantage

of this unique opportunity

our club has to offer. It is an experience

few people ever get to enjoy.

After two days at the beautiful MotorSport

Ranch, my show-worthy

Cayman is still shiny. The only

change is that I now look for the

apex whenever I make a turn on

the streets, ramps . . . everywhere,

really! I need help. And the only

cure is more DE’s! See you at the

track.

The two Caymans on the night before the

DE event - still clean and shiny!


Drivers’ meeting with Mark right up front

Mark Palmer, 2015 Cayman

PCA.org says that the “mission of

the DE program is to provide a safe,

structured and controlled teaching

and learning environment.”

My first experience at MotorSport

Ranch (MSR) definitely adhered to

the above mission statement. Safety

was first, there was great structure

both days, and the teaching/coaching

was terrific. My instructor for

both days, Peter Phoenix, could not

have been nicer or more encouraging,

and his instruction was superb.

My comfort level improved

with every track

session, even in the

rain Sunday morning.

The DE experience

lets you begin to see

what your Porsche is

capable of, and you

learn that track driving

and street driving

aren’t even close to

the same thing. I will

say that if you see a

Porsche owner behind

you on the street with a helmet on,

quickly put your window down and

stick your arm out!

The people with PCA were all

friendly and ready to help in any

way. The experience allowed me

to meet other Porsche owners of

all driving skill levels and share

the excitement of the day’s events.

Peter Wen, a friend, fellow Porsche

owner, and first timer like me went

to DE and we enjoyed the weekend

on the track and dinner with

new friends. We went down for the

driving but left realizing that the

people we hung out with for two

days made all the difference, even

our new Lambo friend!

Finally, from PCA.org. I quote:

“One giant word of caution: this

adventure can become very addictive.”

No Kidding! I am on my way

back in October for another awesome

adventure with Porsche Club

of America’s Driver’s Education

Program.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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Maverick Monthly Social: Porsche Birthday Party at Arthur’s

By Stephanie Ho, Region Monthly Social Chair

Photos Courtesy of the Author

tarting last year, our PCA Maverick Region began a new tradition of celebrating Ferdinand and Ferry

S

Porsche’s birthdays in September! Our 2nd Annual Porsche Birthday was a big hit again. All the limited

seating in the private elegant VIP room at Arthur’s was reserved within days after our email invite! Yes,

we once again sang our special rendition of Happy Birthday to the Porsches! Come join our next funloving

happy hour and dinner social, traditionally on every third Thursday of the month!

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Great hospitality from Mohsen Heidari

(the owner of Arthur’s), along with

Michele Helstrom’s phenomenal help!

If you missed us

this year, plan

to join us at the

2017 Porsche

Birthday Party!

Maverick Region Monthly Social Chair,

Stephanie Ho, toasting Melinda Lee

(Special Events Manager at Arthur’s)

for helping to put on a wonderful event!

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24 November


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27


Signing Up is Easy: Registration Tips for DE Events

By Wendy Shoffit, Registrar

o you’re interested in signing up for a Drivers’

Education event but feel intimidated

S

by the registration process? Have no fear!

I’m going to give you some tips to hopefully

make the process smooth. This will not be a screen by

screen walk through, but more about HOW registration

works smoothly. It might also help seasoned veterans

who still make a mistake here and there.

Clubregistration.net (aka CR.net) is the website

MRPCA uses for all our DE and Club Race events. It’s

been approved by PCA National and so we won’t be

changing it any time soon. Other organizations use

sites like Motorsport Reg and that works fine for their

needs. We use CR.net.

You only have to sign up

for an account once, so plan

to spend a little time doing it

right. Please use proper Upper

Case and lower case letters. It’s

takes an extra few seconds, but

sure helps people like me who

have a T-shirt that reads “I am

silently correcting your grammar.”

Correct email addresses

are imperative, as that’s how

we contact you if there are issues! And for goodness

sakes, if you drive a Boxster, please make sure you spell

it right! Otherwise the misspelling is there forever (like

in elementary school – on your permanent record). If

you’ve forgotten how to spell it, it’s written on the back

of your car. I’ll wait here while you go check.

Make sure you also include your PCA membership

number in your profile, if you are a member. We give a

discount for PCA members and I DO check when you

sign up. Don’t sign up for a DE as a PCA member if you

aren’t one. It just causes more work for registrars and

28 November

I am

silently

correcting

your

grammar.

delays your entry into an event. The discount pays for

the PCA membership in less than 2 events and you get

many other wonderful benefits of membership!

When entering your experience information in the

profile, it doesn’t do any good to fluff it up like you

would a resume. Driving a go-kart when you were 12

isn’t as helpful as you think it would be. However, if you

have driven with other organizing bodies that provide

instruction on a race track in your car, that IS helpful.

We want to make sure people are placed properly in

run groups with great driving coaches. Over-exaggerating

your skills so you can “Go FLAT OUT” will only

serve to frustrate you and the other drivers on track

with you. We don’t like demoting people, but will do

so if needed. If you’re placed in a less experienced run

group but drive well, trust me when I say the coaches

WANT to promote you and WILL do so at the earliest

opportunity. We want everyone to have a good time.

So, once you have your profile all set up and are

ready to sign up for an actual event, it can really be

an easy experience! Event registration opens exactly 30

days prior to the event, so you can plan ahead. Start

by logging into your account. If you’ve forgotten your

username or password, DO NOT CREATE A NEW

ACCOUNT! Every person’s account contains their

registration history, payment history, driving evaluations

(yes, coaches write notes to help in the future).

Just click the “forgot password” link and it’ll step you

through it. If you still have troubles, CALL customer

service. The people at CR.net are very nice and would

much rather help you with a username/password situation

than deal with merging seven different accounts

in the future.

Now that you’re logged in, you will have to click

“Search for Events” to find the one you want. It should

default to our local region events, but if it doesn’t,

you can search for Maverick and it should pull up our

list. Then click “Register” and it will give you all the

details of the event, including price, sponsor, and track

configuration. You can then click on “Register” to proceed.

The next screen has you choose your Event Fee.

If you’re a PCA member, click on “PCA members.” If

you’re not, click on “NON-PCA members.” See how

easy that is? Then you select your Vehicle. Don’t worry

about a car number. If you’ve run with us before, it

will automatically assign what you used last time. If you

don’t have a number, it will automatically assign one

to you.

If you HATE that number and want to use a different

one, fear not. You can search for reserved numbers by

going to “My Account” > “Search Reserved #s” to find a


number you

like that is

not already

in use. Finish

registering

and

then email

the registrar.

There

is nothing

You can always search for a number not in you personally

can do

use, but good luck getting “911” or “918”!

online to

change your number; only the registrar can do that.

Your run group will also be assigned for you. If you

were promoted to Blue at your last event but it’s still

showing Green, don’t panic. Just email the registrar

after you get done registering. We will take care of it.

Sometimes coaches forget to put information into your

event profile and other times there are slight mistakes

that can be discovered and fixed.

If you want to sign up a Co-Driver for this event, you

BOTH must register for the event! You can’t just put

someone’s name in the Co-Driver field and share your

track time; it unfortunately doesn’t work like that. Remember

when I said before that every driver’s profile

keeps track of driving history and all? That’s where this

is important. Yes, it would be lovely to share the fee with

someone else, especially if you THINK you only want to

drive half the time. Trust me when I say when you get

out there, you won’t WANT to share your driving time.

Next up for most DEs is the possibility of purchasing

lunch for each day. You don’t have to do this, but if you

don’t want to bring a lunch or leave the track, it’s a convenient

way to eat. We have a great caterer that brings

delicious food for us to eat, and $10 is a good deal.

Emergency Contact info is a must. We take every

safety precaution at the track, but it’s still driving all

out in your vehicle and things can happen. We need to

know who to contact on your behalf just in case.

Click the final Register button and you’re nearly

done. It will then take you through the payment process,

which goes through PayPal. If you have an account

already, great. If you don’t you can easily sign up

for one or opt to pay as a guest.

You can also choose to buy other fun things available

from CR.net if you want or you can always come

back to that later on their website. Vinyl car numbers

are cool to have and look better than painter’s tape,

BUT if you aren’t sure if you’re going to like DE’ing,

just use the blue tape to make your numbers and save

some moolah.

Once you get registered, it takes about one to two

weeks to get your event confirmation. There’s nothing

wrong if it takes longer -- it just means the registrar got

busy. Do watch your email, though, in case there are

issues that need addressing. Registrations that are NOT

PAID, or ones that have unresolved questions, will not

be confirmed and could be delayed. Delayed confirmations

might result in your being put on a waiting list if

your group fills up. It’s more likely for the less experienced

run groups to fill than the higher ones, so don’t

wait to sign up!

Also, don’t be afraid to pay. If you have to cancel

prior to 10 days before the event, we will gladly refund

your money. If it’s within 10 days, refunds are not guaranteed.

If we can fill your spot with another driver, no

problem. Other requests are taken on a case-by-case

basis. Failure to show up at the event forfeits your entry

fee.

Final confirmations go out the week of the event.

That’s when you will receive an event schedule, map,

and all kinds of other goodies. Prior to that you will

receive a tech form that you MUST have filled out by

an approved inspection station. Forms are available

on our website under the Events > DE tab. Before you

ask: YES . . . you MUST have an inspection done before

EVERY event, even if you just drove in a DE last week.

Your car’s brakes, tires, etc. can be significantly different

after each event. Remember, safety is paramount.

Oh, and unless you are approved to self-tech your car,

you must have a shop do it for you. The approved ones

(mostly the places listed in Slipstream) will do it for you

for FREE. If a shop wants to charge you, go someplace

else. They must sign the form and YOU must sign it, as

well. You are responsible for the safety of your vehicle.

Getting them to tech it a week before the event is a

good idea in case there’s a problem that needs to be

fixed. Oh, and please remember to bring your form

when you come to registration Saturday morning. We

will ask you for it and you won’t be allowed to drive

without it. After you get it tech’ed, just leave it in your

car so you won’t forget it!

Regarding helmets: MotorSport Ranch has some

rentals available, so you don’t need to go out and buy

your own right away, unless you know for sure you want

to do this many times and you’d much rather have a

helmet with your own sweat in it instead of someone

else’s. Buy it from a performance racing shop or a motorcycle

shop, but they MUST be Snell 2010 approved

or newer. You will need an SA helmet designed for auto

racing and not an M helmet rated for motorcycles.

If you have a question, feel free to ask. We do our

best to educate you at every turn so you not only know

the answer, but you know WHY it’s the answer. We want

you to have a great time and spread the love to all your

friends. Then they tell two friends and so on. . .

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Car Care: Waterless Wash and Shine Products

By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair

Images Courtesy of the Author

o do you wash your car

S

once a month? Once a

week? Every other day

maybe? How about after

a rain or driving through lawn

sprinkler overrun?

When you decide it’s time, you

drag out the hose. It kinks up of

course. You grab the bucket, add

your favorite liquid carwash product,

and grab the sponge. You are

now ready for an “enjoyable” time

in your driveway with the Texas sun

bearing down on you. First, the initial

rinse: wash one side of the car

and rinse it again, because if not

you get the dreaded water spots.

Then you move to the other side

and repeat. Now for the final rinse

and race to dry it before it leaves

any spots. Needless to say we have

all done it, and at best we have a

“clean” car.

30 November

Typical car wash tools

Now what if it could be done in

twenty minutes or less with only a

bucket and NO hose, while in your

garage? No worries about the water

spots. No hose to kink up and

best of all for the “tree huggers,”

no wasted water running down the

driveway. (Editor’s note: California

may have invented the waterless wash

concept, but it’s definitely needed here in

Texas too)

With this being said, I’m sure

many of you are familiar with the

ads for waterless or no-rinse products.

In fact, there are several products

out there: Mothers, Griot’s,

and Meguiar’s, just to name a few.

And to each his/her own as to what

brand you like, or the reason you

buy it.

The one I was turned on to is Optimum

No Rinse Wash and Shine.

Unlike some of the other products,

the best source to purchase the

Optimum products is Amazon or

other online retailers.

Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine

Optimum No Rinse Wash and

Shine is somewhat unique, in that

it contains polymers as well as other

lubricants. The polymers bond to

the paint and protect it during the

wash, in addition to adding a great

shine and water beading protection.

The other lubricants coat the

paint, creating a deep shine while

even adding some UV protection.

It’s also a multi-purpose product

that serves as a rinseless wash, a

quick detailer, and a clay lubricant,

depending on how much water you

add.

So now grab a bucket, fill with

two gallons of water, and add one

ounce of Optimum No Rinse. Using

a micro fiber wash mitt and two

or three micro fiber towels, you are

now ready to get started. I suggest

starting top to bottom doing a section

or panel at a time. Wash it and

The result is shown immediately after

the wash with my 1982 911 SC

dry it. Move on to the next section

or panel, saving the wheels for last.

And yes, in 20 minutes or less

you will have a spotless car with an

incredibly smooth finish, a finish

that you can see yourself in! If it

rains the water beads up like you

just applied a fresh coat of carnauba

wax. Remember those wheels I

said save for last? Your wheels will

no longer have that annoying brake

dust building up so quickly.

So next time you’re dreading

dragging out the hose in this Texas

heat, try one of the no-rinse products.

I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.

Now don’t misunderstand,

you may not win a Concours,

but you will have a finish that looks

as good as the day it left the dealer.

To see the process in action, use

the QR code below to view a video

or visit https://goo.gl/bdxH4u.


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Selected by Bill Orr

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33


Unclassifieds

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 classifieds@mavpca.org 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: 2004 Carrera Cabriolet 911. Black/black.

3.6 L engine, 6-speed, 320 HP. New: Michelin Pilot

Super Sport tires, Porsche battery, heater core, clutch,

equalizing tank, wiper blades, water pump and IMS

retro bearing. Asking $27,759. Has a JVC radio

(original radio in the box). All service done at Porsche

Plano. Last oil change August 2016. 87,470 miles.

Contact Bob Barber at robertrxbarber@aol.com or

903-356-2985. (11)

For Sale: 2006 Cayman S. Black/Black. 76,000

miles. Sold new from Park Place Porsche for $62,900.

All standard “S” equipment plus “Preferred Package”,

including self-dimming mirrors and wiper rain sensor,

heated seats, wheel caps, and Bose sound. Also, sport

shifter and steering wheel. New tires. Books and

service records included. Asking $23,700.

Contact Jeff Kraemer at cjeffkraemer@gmail.com or

469-481-2383. (10)

For Sale: 2011 997.2 Turbo S Coupe. Guards red/

brown natural leather. 41K miles. Original owner,

MSRP $171,085. Meticulously over-maintained by

myself and Porsche Plano. Always garaged, never

smoked in. Never tracked. Absolutely perfect

condition. Incoming 2017 991.2 Turbo S has a build

date of November, expected delivery in January.

Asking $105K. First offer of that can take it as soon

as you want. Otherwise; best offer by the time the new

one is delivered. Please call or for details. Contact

James Weber at weberengr@attglobal.net or 972-377-

0900. (10)

For Sale: 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo. Alpine White with

black leather interior. 92,800 original miles. Texas car

and owned since 1992 (second owner). All original

except performance chip, headers, and performance

exhaust. Always garaged and well maintained, Recent

servicing included replacing the timing belt. Two sets

of wheels/tires- original plus OEM. Asking $18,000

OBO. Contact Bob Evans at rdevans@mac.com or

817-219-3601. (09)

For Sale: 2006 Porsche Carrera. Beautiful Seal

Gray Metallic, 28250 Miles, fully serviced at 20183

miles at Roger Beasley Porsche, Sunteck clear bra on

hood, bumper and lights, new Michelin Pilot Sport

tires. Installed Options: Bi-Xenon Headlamps, leather

sport seats, heated front seats, rear window wiper,

Sport Chrono Package Plus, Bose Sound Package,

exterior matching console and Porsche Crest in

Headrest. $39,500. Contact Steven at 817-874-8399

or srcbmw@sbcglobal.net. (08)

For Sale: 2007 Cayman S. Black/black. Streetable

track car, 6 speed, 36K, 20K on engine, new paint and

clear bra, great interior, all the performance mods,

faster than stock Cayman R. See link for full details...

http://panjo.com/l/286240. Asking $43,000. Wheels

and trailer also available. Contact Leif at leifp@

yahoo.com or 817-681-3038. (07)

For Sale: 2001 Porsche Carrera. Black on Black,

89K miles. New engine with less than 5K miles,

IPD Plenum, new clutch, new front rotors, Cayman

R Brake Pads, GT3 Control Arms, H&R Springs and

Sway Bars, Turbo Twist and OZ Allegeritta Rims, GT3

Seats and Heated Leather Seats. Always serviced at

Porsche of Plano by lead tech only. Always garaged.

Flawless car. $27,500. Contact Kevin Kim at

kevinkim89@me.com or 214-693-5699. (07)

For Sale: 2014 Cayman S. Guards red, black interior,

red belts. 9000 miles, PDK. Never seen rain or snow,

always garaged. Never tracked. Bose Surround, Sports

Seats Plus, Sport Exhaust, 20” Carrera S wheels,

Sirius XM, Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS, PASM,

Sport Design steering wheel with paddles, and power

folding mirrors. Full service history available, still

under factory warranty. $62,000 Contact Tim Orton at

817-437-6148 or timorton@att.net. (07)

If you see an item in the PCA

store online that is not in our

Mav store, we can request it.

Send an email with the specifics

to goodiestore@mavpca.org.

Name tags are available for $10.

Please email us at nametags@

mavpca.org to obtain them.

Include your name, city, and vehicle

(up to 2) as shown below.

Slipstream Advertiser Index

Advertising rates available upon request.

For more information contact Bill Kruder at ads@mavpca.org

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

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

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 13

Competition Motorsport (844) 438-7244 Page 36

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

DFW Garage Design (972) 416-4545 Page 24

DFWRE Services (817) 807-2053 Page 14

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 26

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 20

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 21

Garages of Texas (214) 435-4898 Page 5

Innovative Autosports (972) 418-1996 Page 25

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 21

Louden Motorcar Services (972) 241-6326 I.B.C.

Marvelous Home Makeovers (214) 458-1932 Page 32

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 31

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 26

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 35

Nine-Eleven Automotive (972) 243-4911 Page 23

OCD’tailers (817) 948-8538 Page 35

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Pages 15, 27

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 20

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

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 31

RKT Techniques (817) 624-1322 Page 25

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 26

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

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

The UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 35

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 35

Victory Motorcars (713) 783-6555 Page 20

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 14

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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

riving your Porsche is certainly a regular

D

theme of my Around the Bend musings each

issue. This month has me reflecting on

a derivation of a quote from Ferdinand

Porsche: “Life itself is a drive, marked by a start and a finish.

It is what we learn during the drive, and how we apply it,

that determines whether our drive was worthwhile.”

Being a member of the Maverick Region affords

each of us so many opportunities to regularly exercise

our Porsche rides. At times, these are well organized

performance driving events, while just as often, club

social events like monthly lunches and the monthly

evening event, give members a great reason to drive

their club vehicle to gather with fellow members.

You will also find individual club members posting

impromptu opportunities for drives such as Route 455

north of Dallas or the Twisted Sisters south of Fort

Worth, or even local coffee gatherings to see the latest

Porsche acquisition of a member. There simply is no

limit to the number of driving opportunities afforded

to our Maverick Region.

In all cases, contemplating the quote above hopefully

gives you the sense that each drive in your Porsche

is an occasion to be fully enjoyed. Further, each drive

should build even greater anticipation for the next

time you decide to exercise your Porsche!

Just looking back on the months of September and

October provides examples of hundreds of our members

that participated in a very large number of events

that included driving as the focus.

September started with the seventh Autocross

of this year. That was followed shortly by

our second Time Trial event, with a club High

Performance Driver Education (DE) event the

very next weekend along with a PCA Tours drive

that ended with parade laps at that DE event.

October featured even more club driving opportunities.

The month started with our eighth club Autocross

event, followed less than two weeks later by another

PCA Tour - this one to Rancho Sereno - always an exciting

and well-liked driving route. The next weekend featured

yet another club DE event, with the last weekend

of October featuring our club Halloween Gimmick

Rally. The final day of October saw our ninth Autocross

event of the season successfully completed.

In addition to these focused driving events, your

fellow Mav members enjoyed many drives associated

with attending a multitude of social gatherings, both

scheduled and impromptu.

And, our most seasoned and competitive members

will enjoy driving

at the Club

Race event at

MSR on Nov.

12-13. Spectators

are welcome to

come out and

experience the

fastest driving

venue our club

offers.

Finally, look ahead to major events such as the November

PCA Palooza in Eureka Springs and the Treffen

North American Hill Country coming next spring

for extended driving opportunities.

In every case, be sure to enjoy the drives in your

Porsche from start to finish and make each ride

worthwhile - even to the grocery store. Please

consider sharing your driving adventures by writing

an article for Slipstream and posting photos

on the club Flickr stream!

36 November


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