Skipstream - July 2001

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

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Volume 39, June 2001, Issue 6

Departments

Zone 5 Presidents ..........................................................1

List of Officers/Board Chairs .......................................4

Prez Says..........................................................................5

Pam’s Page ......................................................................6

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

New Wheels..................................................................27

Anniversaries................................................................27

Unclassifieds.................................................................28

Advertiser Index...........................................................28

Events

Calendar of Events..........................................................1

Post-Parade Dinner........................................................2

Happy Hour ....................................................................3

Board Meeting ................................................................3

Porsche Lunches .............................................................3

Gimmick Rally................................................................7

May at Mayo’s recap.......................................................8

“Santa-Cross” at Mineral Ring ...................................10

Autocross and Time Trial #2 recap and results ........12

Happy Hour at Champps............................................14

Moonlight at the Oasis recap......................................15

One Lap of DFW recap ...............................................16

Time Trial #3 and Autocross #4..................................18

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park ..............................................20

Club Race at TMS ........................................................25

Features and Tech Articles

“How Fast”by Charlie Davis.......................................19

Hope Happenings ........................................................23

Day July - Events

1-7 Parade

12 Board Meeting*

15 Gimmick Rally

17 Porsche Lunch

21-22TT #3 & AX #4 (Mineral Ring)

26 Happy Hour

31 Porsche Lunch

Day August - Events

4 Time Trial #4 (Mineral Ring)

9 Board Meeting*

11 Post-Parade Party

25-26TT #5 & AX #5 (Mineral Ring)

Day September - Events

6 Board Meeting*

8-9 Safari Round-Up

16 Autocross #6 (Standridge)

22-23DE at MSR

Day October - Events

11 Board Meeting*

6 Time Trial #6 (Mineral Ring)

12-14Maverick Club Race at TMS

20-21Lone Star’s DE at TWS

27 Run Whatcha Brung Charity AX

Day November - Events

3-4 Fall Foliage Tour

8 Board Meeting*

10 Founder’s Day Banquet

Day December - Events

6 Board Meeting*

8 Holiday Party

*Please note that the board meetings have changed to

Thursdays for the remainder of the year.

Photography

Kevin Hardison, Wendy Shoffit, Carlton McMillan, Mike Oakes,

Tinker Edwards, and Lanean Hughes.

Cover Photos of porsches parked for viewing at Grapevine Mills Mall during the

One Lap of DFW. Photo taken by Wendy Shoffit.

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2001 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents

ARK-LA-TEX

Bob Kelley (Shirley)

h- 318-635-2617

bkelley968@aol.com

CIMARRON

John Nanny

h- 918-743-6043

jnanny@swbell.net

COASTAL BEND

Peter Kendig (Cindy)

h-361-853-5350

peter@carczar.nu

HILL COUNTRY

James Morrison

h- 512-388-0100

forwheels@aol.com

LONE STAR

Steve Olsen (Peggy)

h- 281-360-2311

stevenholsen@cs.com

LONGHORN

Bob Towsley (Joyce)

h- 210-494-5467

MARDI GRAS

Brad Bradford

h- 504-835-7874

MAVERICK

James Shoffit (Wendy)

h-972-506-7449

james@shoffit.com

OZARK

Bud Thurman (Phyllis)

h- 501-666-7486

arsailor@aristotle.net

OZARK MOUNTAIN

Gregg Welsh (Tracy)

h- 501-636-0881

twelsh@nwark.net

SWAMPLAND

(tbd)

WAR BONNET

Walt Kendall (Barbara)

h- 405-749-1776

wkendall@mmcable.com

WHISKEY BAY

James Broussard (Melinda)

h- 225-216-9556

jfbroussard@email.com

ZONE 5 REP

Jan Mayo

h- 817-595-4651

jlmayo@celanese.com

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Saturday,

August 11th

6:00 P.M. P

Ya’ll Come On Out

To The Post-Parade

Dinner Social

at The Prairie House

Didn't make it to the Porsche Parade this year? Or maybe you did, and want to

show off your new hardware and software (trophies and photos)? Well, come

on out to the Prairie House restaurant in Carrollton on Saturday, August 11, for

Maverick Region's Parade Recap Dinner.

We're asking everyone who went to the Milwaukee Parade to please bring their

hard-earned swag for show-and-tell in our private room. If a lot of folks have

video to show, we'll do our best to arrange a way to display it. Please mention

this in your RSVP.

Dinner will be a brisket & chicken BBQ plate with mashed potatoes

and cream gravy, tossed salad, rolls, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce

and peach-blackberry or

apple cobbler for dessert. Yum! Soft

drinks and iced tea are also included in

the fixed price of $17 per person ($6 for

kids 8 and under). A cash bar will be available,

too.

Please RSVP to Mimi and Carey Spreen

(NOT to the Prairie House) at 972-420-

9953 or the.spreens@gateway.net

by Wednesday evening, August 8.

Late RSVPs and walk-ins will be charged

$20 per person, so plan ahead and get

those reservations in by Wednesday!

The Prairie House is located at 1006 W.

Main in Carrollton ("Old Town") just south

of Belt Line and just east of I-35E.

The phone number is 972-446-2060.

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Come Get Happy!

Thursday, July 26th

6:30 p.m. at

Stone Trail

14833 Midway Road

(SW corner of Midway Rd. and

Belt Line Rd. in Addison)

972-701-9600

For more information about Happy Hours contact: Benjamin Witry - n.a.r.t@worldnet.att.net,

Dennis Chamberlain - Dennis@dennischamberlaincpa.com

or Tinker Edwards - tinkedwards@mindspring.com

Dinner Board

Meeting

THURSDAY, JULY 12TH

6:30 pm

at the home of

James and Wendy Shoffit

1112 Santa Fe Trail

Irving, TX 75063

Pizza &

beverages

provided!

(972) 506-7449

All Members Are Welcome!

Belt Line Rd.

Belt Line Rd.

1112

Rodeo

Hwy. 635

Santa Fe Trail

Mac Arthur

I-35 E

N

PORSCHE

LUNCHES

At Good Eats

Tuesday, July 17th

11:30 AM

Collin Creek Mall in Plano

- AND -

Tuesday, July 31st

11:30 AM

Midway Road in Addison

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2001 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs

Maverick Region President

James Shoffit

W - (972) 506-7449

H - (972) 506-7449

james@shoffit.com

1112 Santa Fe Trail

Irving, TX 75063

A member since 1997, James has also been

co-editor of Slipstream and the Timing &

Scoring chair of AX. He owns a ‘90 911 C4

Cab and a ‘78 911 SC.

Vice Presidents

Carey and Mimi Spreen

W - (972) 501-3400

H - (972) 420-9953

the.spreens@gateway.net

709 Reno Street

Lewisville, TX 75077

Carey has been a member since 1979 and

Mimi since 1989. Carey has been an active

member of four different regions. They

own a ‘70 914-6.

Secretary

Andy Mears

W - (972) 969-0390

H - (940) 321-8683

amears@attglobal.net

1512 Shadow Crest Dr.

Corinth, TX 76210

Andy has been heavily involved with the

mailing and distribution of Slipstream for

several years. He now hopes to attend more

driving events since he has completed his

911 Coupe project.

Treasurer

Bob Knight

W - (214) 461-1426

H - (214) 349-1108

bknight@lgt-cpa.com

9047 Oakpath

Dallas, TX 75243

A member since 1986, Bob has previously

held the offices of President and Vice

President, edited Slipstream, and has won

the Selcer Memorial award. He owns a 2000

Boxster S.

Driving Events - Chair

Keith Olcha

W - (817) 706-7678

H - (817) 251-6865

OLCHA@aol.com

711 Manchester Court

Southlake, TX 76092

Keith has been a regular at all driving events

and has recently been heavily involved in our

Driver’s Education program.

Logistics & Support - Chair

Joe McGlohen

W - (817) 366-1678

H - (817) 861-2792

retread@ix.netcom.com

704 Bowen Court

Arlington, TX 76012

Joe has been involved in virtually every type

of event that the Maverick Region holds.

He currently owns a 912 and a 914 2.0 liter.

Communication - Chair

Wendy Shoffit

H - (972) 506-7449

wendy@shoffit.com

1112 Santa Fe Trail

Irving, TX 75063

A member since 1997, Wendy has recently

completed a two year stint as the editor of

Slipstream and was the year 2000 recipient

of the Selcer Memorial Award. She owns a

‘90 911 C4 Cab and a ‘78 911 SC.

Activities - Chair

Teri Davis

H - (940) 682-4719

chuxter@rennlist.com

P.O. Box 213

Weatherford, TX 76086

Teri is a past Slipstream Editor and the

current Rally Chair. She has also been a

major force behind Round Up and the

recent Rally Schools.

Autocross

Graham Lane

W - (817) 421-0141

H - (817) 421-0086

ghlane@email.msn.com

Safety

Joe McGlohen

W - (817) 366-1678

H - (817) 861-2792

retread@ix.netcom.com

Mentor Program

Tinker Edwards

W - (972) 447-2723

H - (972) 393-1580

TinkEdwards@mindspring.com

Goodie Store

Kay Leibel

H - (214) 739-3355

W - (972) 934-7191

outftr@aol.com

Time Trials

Bill Dugan

H - (817) 265-0704 (


Prez Says:

by James Shoffit, Maverick Region President

All the preparations had been done. Tires were

balanced and inflated. Everything loaded. Trailer all

hooked up to our new Expedition. Brake controller

working perfectly. Sure I was leaving for the Zone 5

Shootout in College Station a little later than I had

planned, but I still had plenty of time. I should be

able to arrive by 9 or 10 and still get plenty of sleep.

I was fully loaded and just picked up speed passing

through downtown. I saw a rented U-Haul truck pulling an open

trailer with a silver 914 on the back with the widest flares I have ever

seen. I kept up with them for a while. Then the phone rang.

Wendy called to tell me that our 1990 C4 Cab was running poorly

and was about to make her late. She had our daughter Jasmine in the

car, and they were desperately trying to get to her dance rehearsal on

time. Our nephew Cameron was in the car as well. Wendy said it just

pretty much died in the middle of the road and smoke was pouring

out of the back. Not good. After several minutes of discussion I

decided to turn back around.

Thirty minutes later had me arriving at the scene and a friend

took Wendy and the kids to the dance rehearsal. Late, but still in time

to practice some. In the mean time, I could not get Ivory started, so

began unloading Ebony from the trailer. Boy it was hot. After getting

Ebony off the trailer and parking her a short distance away, I began

loading Ivory. I had to push it to get it lined up (another guy in an

83SC – not even a club member) stopped to help me push her up

close. Luckily he left before he saw the entire comedy of errors. It

started with me not putting down the trailer’s rear stabilizers before

winching the car up. So the rear of the trailer dipped down and the

tongue went up. In a fit of insanity, I thought that releasing the tongue

from the Expedition was the solution and would bring the trailer back

down. Quite the opposite! The front of the trailer rocketed into the air

as I released the hitch. So I start jacking up the back end of the trailer.

After a little bit of bending metal I had it level enough to continue

winching.

Then I heard the sprinklers. Then I realized I had parked Ebony

right next to the sprinklers. Then I realized I had left the windows down.

Wendy and the kids got back from the dance rehearsal just as I

had finished loading Ivory and wringing the water out of the seat of

Ebony. We towed Ivory back to the house and I had to unload all my

packed stuff from the Expedition and load it into our 78 911SC. Not

a pretty sight. The passenger seat was loaded to the point that 5th gear

would be a REAL challenge. I had to leave the Expedition as Wendy

(with 2 kids) would have otherwise been without transportation. And

so again, I departed for College Station. It was now after 9 p.m.

The grey skies faded and the blue skies came out (even though it

was dark). I arrived at the motel only a little after midnight and got

my 6 hours of sleep. The next morning, we got the course set up and

ran a pretty smooth, very fun event. It was the lowest-stress autocross

I had ever been to. We had hired corner workers (who also got fun

runs at the end of the day), and so people came and went as they

chose. Some people dropped by just for their runs; others stopped and

chatted a while.

Maverick Region was VERY well represented there. Out of the

18 drivers at the autocross, 11 were Mavericks (the Houston guys

who didn’t show up blamed a rain storm or something like that). The

only class we didn’t sweep was the 84-89 Carrera class, but none of

our members brought 84-89 Carreras, so what could we do ?

As I write this, we are getting

ready for Parade. Maverick will be

well represented there as well.

Lanean has packed up the

Enthusiast Of The Year trophy and

we are ready for another fun-filled

week of Porsches and Porsche

People. If you have never tried a

Parade, you must really make an

effort some time. You can’t imagine

it till you go to one. I am sure I will

have more to write about next

issue (after we get back).

The board meeting (they aren’t called Bored Meetings anymore

– show up to find out why) will be July 12th, a THURSDAY, at my

house. There will be plenty of Parade stories there, I bet. And there is

an SCCA Rally on the 15th. Then on the 21st and 22nd, is our

Mineral Wells TT/AX weekend. So come on out, and join the fun!

PRINTER OF SLIPSTREAM SINCE 1982

USSERY PRINTING

3402 CENTURY CIRCLE IRVING, TEXAS 75062

972-438-8344

FAX 972-721-1847

Lanean Hughes

2000 Enthusiast of the Year.

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Pam’s Page

by Pam Abdalla, Slipstream Editor

Despite the heat, I was glad I participated

in autocross #3 at Standridge on June 3rd.

Also, despite the well-intentioned discouragement

from several folks, I was glad I insisted

that my husband, George, be my instructor.

You see, it’s well known that husband instructors

tend to get too worked-up and might bop

the wife on the head if she happens to take a

corner improperly. I was quite confident in

mine, however, and he proved to be a great instructor, staying

calm and collected, directing me through the course. I didn’t get

bopped once, not even when I kept “shuffle-steering” (a no-no)

and kept bumping the windshield wipers, accidentally turning

Maverick Minutes

by Andy Mears, Maverick Region Secretary

Maverick Region’s June Board meeting was

held on June 6th at the home of Wendy and

James Shoffit.

The meeting started around 7:00 PM,

immediately after a pizza dinner.

Sunday AX was a great success, but we still

need more people to register online if possible.

Online registration expedites the check-in

process as well as maximizing driving time during events. Go to

the web site and check out the form located in the “Driving

Events” section (www.pca.org/mav).

One Lap of DFW had over 80 cars participate and raised a lot

of funds for both Hope Shelter in Mineral Wells and Familiar

Footsteps in Dallas. Congratulations go out to the One-Lap team

for putting in all the extra time to make the event the success that

will hopefully encourage more participation next year.

In the interest of keeping things interesting the board voted

to move the monthly board meetings to Thursday nights. The

July meeting will be held on July 12th. Since the board meetings

them on over and over again. He also maintained his cool when

I kept looking in the rear-view mirror to see if I had just hit a cone

(also a no-no).

My decision paid off in the end. I kept improving my time,

and was able to achieve top time for ladies in my class. I’m very

proud of that, considering it was only my second time ever. I

must thank my instructor for a job well done. Of course, some

could argue that the windshield wipers gave me an advantage,

acting sort of like ‘spoilers’ as I went through the turns.

Look for more highlights of autocross #3 in the August issue

of Slipstream. See you then.

are open to all club members, everyone is welcome to come and

see how the club’s elected board members tackle the really hard

decisions, like where to order pizza from. Look for the map in this

month’s issue and get involved.

After many years of hard service the club’s radios are starting

to show their age. With the combination of failing batteries and

failing units the board passed a motion to purchase additional new

units and additional batteries. The new units will be compatible

with the existing ones and should offer more flexibility as the club

continues to grow and participate in more events that require the

need for better radios.

The meeting was brought to a close around 9:00 PM.

See you at the July board meeting - and remember, it’s on a

Thursday night!

Please note that all remaining Board Meetings for

2001 will be held on a Thursday night,

rather than a Wednesday.

Check the website or Slipstream for the correct dates.

Maverick Region PCA board

meetings are held once a month.

The board meetings are open to all PCA members and your

suggestions and opinions are welcome . . .

. . . and there’s FREE Pizza!!!

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May at Mayo’s

by Carey Spreen

After long minutes of research in my Slipstream archives, I

have discovered that Maverick Region's dinner meeting known as

May at Mayo's had its humble beginnings in 1998. Ussery

Printing was having their company picnic on a Friday afternoon

in May, and the tables and chairs that they had rented were not

due back at the rental place until Monday. "What the Heck," said

Fran and Carl Ussery (I'm paraphrasing here), "why don't we put

these tables and chairs to work again and have the Maverick

monthly dinner meeting at Mayo Performance?" And a tradition

was born.

Well, this year the Ussery company picnic is in the fall, but

that didn't prevent Fran and Carl from renting tables and chairs

anyway (old habits are hard to break, I guess) and having them

delivered to Mayo Performance for another go at North Main

Barbecue's delicious all-you-can-eat dinner.

More than 80 Mavericks showed up and got their fill of

brisket, sausage, ribs, chicken, and all the fixins, as well as all the

beer and/or soft drinks they could consume. (Well, if they didn't

get their fill, it was their own fault!) This year's dinner was

actually the final event of a Porsche trifecta. The afternoon began

in Haltom City at the Sturgeon Vehicle Collection, a group of

over 60 vehicles owned by Ron Sturgeon and cared for by our

own Bill Dugan. Then a poker rally designed by Joe McGlohen led

from Haltom City to Mayo Performance in Euless. A poker rally is

just what it sounds like--you draw cards at each "checkpoint" and

whoever has the best poker hand at the end of the event wins!

An added bonus at Mayo Performance were scale models of

a four-stroke engine, a 4-speed transmission, and a differential.

All were hand-operated and cut away at strategic locations so the

uninitiated, like me, could see what actually happened inside

those big old hunks o' metal under our cars! Provided by the

Sturgeon Collection and arranged by Bill Dugan, these working

models helped explain a lot about how engines, transmissions,

and differentials actually do what they are supposed to do.

Thanks again to the Usserys, the Mayos, Bill Dugan, Ron

Sturgeon, and Joe McGlohen for another fun afternoon and

evening in our Porsches.

Enjoying the barbeque.

Fran Ussery, holding the National Enthusiast Trophy,

Ed Mayo and Lanean Hughes.

Jan Mayo looking on as Linda Bambina gives Ed a hug for good luck in

winning the National Enthusiast of the Year award at the upcoming Parade.

Noby Takahashi and Kim Lackey

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Dan and Linda Ruehs and Tricia Henderson.

Charlie Davis telling a tall tale.

Joe McGlohen presenting Teri Davis with her rally award.

Mike and Mary Bellinghausen with Candy and Bill Miller.

Aubrey Sutton and friend.

Geneva Spreen, Jasmine Shoffit and Morgan-Marie Pederson

Carey and Mimi Spreen.

Susanna Kavanaugh receiving her raffle winning.

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“Santa-Cross” at Mineralring

by Richard Louis Todd

Twas 2 days before May

and what did dawn bring?

Some 50+ autocrossers to the Mineral Ring!

They showed up in Boxsters and 944s,

914s, 911s and oh so much more.

Then what to their wandering eyes did appear?

But a new kind of course, one that seemed awful queer!

"Who did this?" they shouted, "and what does it mean!?"

"It's Charlie's," they said, "and we think it's quite keen."

"The four boxes at center have four gates apiece!"

"And there's a hundred different ways to navigate this beast!"

"We've added a slalom and one pivot cone,

in hope of you all finding your way home."

So they walked it and walked it and still scratched their heads.

"This is way too much thinking! We just got out of bed!"

But James grabbed the green flag and started the show

And they scrambled to see which ways the first ones would go.

Some of them did great, some only did fair.

Some did so bad we won't even go there!

But they'll always remember, and that's a sure thing,

the day Charlie went "boxing” at the Mineralring.

Charlie’s crazy course.

Santa Cross

Graham Lane

Charlie Davis

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Time Trial Results - Mineral Wells

Course 1

April 28, 2001

Andy Mears

Cody Sears

Mark Gluck

Noby Takahashi

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Autocross #2 and Time Trial #2

by Dean Yamada

The North Texas (Maverick Region) Porsche Club put on an

excellent autocross event the weekend of April 28 and 29th. It

was quite a fun, fast, and challenging course. I highly recommend

their events if you want great seat time! The event ran smoothly

and was well organized. We had 8 run and the course was 84-120

seconds long, depending on which line you took!

The Porsche Club is one of the most genuinely friendly

group of car owners that I have ever come across. I felt right at

home even though I don't own a Porsche. The members are

more than kind and helpful and seem to appreciate the person

behind the car, and not just the car that you drive.

I had the decision of going to the Texas Region SCCA SoloII

event in Bedford (25 mins from my house) or Mineral Wells

(1.5 hours) and am quite glad I chose to go this Porsche event.

I only regret not being able to attend the time trial event

on Saturday; I got food poisoning on Friday afternoon and

my stomach told me to stay home and drink 4 gallons of water!

By Saturday evening, I was ready to race on Sunday.

Fred Wynn

Kim Lackey

Mark and Lisa Steele with their new numbers.

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Custom car numbers start at $75.00.

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Graphics

Layout • Design • Hats • Shirts

Banners • Posters • Calendars

Track Photography • Car Numbers

Digital Photo Editing

Kevin Hardison

Irving, Texas • (214) 957-8193

John Halla

Paul Adams

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Autocross Results - Mineral Wells

Funbeam Screwmaster

April 29, 2001

Su Collenburg

Mark Steele

Ed Mayo

Ken Hawkins

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Happy Hour at Champps Americana

by Tinker Edwards

The regular Happy Hour in May was held on Thursday the 17th at Champps Americana

on Beltline in Addison.

The day before the Happy Hour, I receive a phone call from Dennis Chamberlain. His

voice had a tone of concern wondering if he did the right thing by inviting a "guest" to our

happy hour. I assured him it wouldn't be a problem. Dennis is a conservative CPA, very

laid back so I couldn't understand his concern about his "guest."

Well, it's happy hour day and I am waiting to meet our invited "guest"(I have to admit

I made Dennis tell me who it was). I'm trying very hard to not stare when the invited

"guest" arrives, as you can see from the photo it was none other than “Cher” aka Karen

Kelley. I had to leave early that evening but I understand she did sing for the group!

Besides Cher, we had Sandy and Mike Lapp join us from the Houston Region along

with new members Ford Howland, Mike Billinghausen, and Tom Widmer. Also, Steven

and April Dodd found us on the web while looking for a 911 and decided to check us out.

We’re glad they did!

Join us for our next Happy Hour Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Stone Trail in

Addison. See page 3 for more details!

Dennis Chamberlain and Karen Kelley as “Cher”

Join Us

Thurs., July 26th 6:30 p.m.

at Stone Trail

See page 3 for details.

The Happy Hour Group

New members Ford Howland and Mike Billinghausen.

Mike and Sandy Lapp with Lanean Hughes.

Mark Gluck with new member Tom Widmer.

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Moonlight at the Oasis

by Mike Oakes

Yes, Virginia, there is life south of I-30! At the beginning of May, we decided to do

something a little different for a Thursday night Happy Hour. We headed south to the

Oasis restaurant on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie.

The evening started out overcast, which didn't bode well for later planned activities

(more on that later), but there were no damp spirits at the Oasis bar. At least 15 to 20

Mavericks filled up the entire bar area, including new member Bill Rosenberg, and reactivated

members Ed and Kim Vanderveen. I won't try to list all the attendees as I'm sure I'll

forget a few, but I will mention that it was good to see some of my fellow southern DFW

residents such as Keith Bird and Bob Morris who were glad to have a short drive to a

Maverick event. We still had plenty of the Happy Hour regulars, and I think Karen

Pederson probably took the long-distance award, driving in from McKinney (luckily she

didn't know where the Oasis was when she set out, otherwise I don't know if she would

have made the trip).

After a dinner of fried catfish & hushpuppies (there was other food, but who cares?),

a devoted group set out for the aforementioned night activity. The Oasis sits adjacent to

the dam on the northern end of Joe Pool Lake. There is a closed road along the top of the

dam, which is perfect for running, biking, or blading. It is especially nice under a full

moon. Luckily, the weather gods were good to us, and the clouds had cleared out nicely.

After inspecting the Cochran's Boxster S missile defense system, an intrepid band set

out for a moonlight blade/stroll, with myself and Keith Bird braving the in-line skates, and

Bob Benson, Tinker Edwards, and John and Suzanne Cochran taking to tennis-shoes.

Although Bob and Tinker swear there was not a lake out there, Keith and I know better -

you just have to walk a little farther.

Luckily there were no casualties, and after a great night of food, fun and fellowship,

we all headed back to our cars, only to find a wayward Maverick wandering the parking

lot in his 911, looking for the party (name withheld to protect the innocent, okay Ofer?).

John Cochran digging in!

Bob Morris with reactivated members Kim and Ed Vanderveen.

Setting up a rollerblade autocross!

Mike Oakes and Keith Bird taking a break.

Suzanne and John Cochran and Mike Lockas taking a stroll.

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One Lap of DFW - A Hounding Success!

By Linda Bambina, Registrar

All shined up at the winner’s circle inside Texas Motor Speedway.

The Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America can be

extremely proud of its latest charity accomplishment. Our club

raised over $5,000 to be divided between two local charity organizations

that are lesser known by most folks, but who have great

needs. While the members of our club know about the Hope

Shelter in Mineral Wells, Nelson Hodges, originator and chair of

this day-long event, wanted his favorite charity, Familiar

Footsteps to benefit as well. Familiar Footsteps is a home for

mentally challenged adults.

The format of the event was basically to bring as many

specialty car clubs of North Texas together to show, parade and

visit with other people who have a passion about their vehicle

marque and to generally have fun. We had about 90 cars representing

14 different car clubs. The Z Club of Texas won an award

for the largest showing and they could have won an award for the

Most Exuberant group, if we’d had such recognition. They even

had one member, Tomi Bailey, who drove in from Houston for

the day! Other groups in attendance included Texas IMOC,

Metroplex Early Birds (Ford Thunderbirds), GTO Association,

Texas Cobra Club, Morgan Motor Car, Viper Club, S2000, Lone

Star Corvette Club, BMW Club, and the Mini Cooper Club.

The day began at dawn, Saturday, June 2nd for our own BB1

and BB2 (that’s Bob Benson and Bob Bianconi, mighty Mavs who

were the nuts and bolts, Click and Clack, Co-Chairs of the entire

day’s activities) at Six Flags Mall where there was a People’s

Choice Car Show and an appeal for “votes” with donations.

While the event attracted few visitors from the local area, the

participants themselves chipped in even more cash and the two

People’s Choice awards went to Mavericks Kent Haven and Nancy

Dugan. I personally voted for Carlton McMillan’s white Xterra,

artfully splattered with mud on just ONE side and oh-so-clean on

the other!

Thank You To These Participating Car Clubs:

Maverick Region – Porsche

Club of America

Lone Star Corvette Club

Z Club of Texas

Z Club of Houston

Southwestern Xterra Club

Texas – IMOC

Metroplex Early Birds

GTO Association of North Texas

BMW Club

Texas Cobra Club

S2000 Club

Morgan Motor Car

Mini Cooper

Viper Club

Thank You To The Generous Sponsors:

Porsche Club of America

Sears

Gameworks

6 Flags Mall

Grapevine Mills Mall

Texas Motor Speedway

Flower Mound Police Dpt.

Farmers Branch Police Dpt.

Lewisville Police Dpt.

Finish Line Events-TMS

Hodges-Boggus Architects

Carlton McMillan Photography

Blue Bell Ice-cream

Wal-Mart, The Colony

Big Ideas!, Nola Blanton

Independent Design, Denton

Mean Green Travel, Denton

National Semiconductor Corp.

Ussery Printing

Streetwerks, Denton

NAPA Auto Parts, Denton

Community Pharmacy, Little Elm

Advertising Concepts Inc., Denton

911 Enterprises

Courtesy Nissan

Lone Star Classics, Inc.

Tweeks.com

Darrell Whitsel Florist

Thank You for the publicity:

Dallas Morning News

98.7 – KLUV

102.9 – KDMX

103.7 – KVIL

The parade of porsches was quite a sight.

Police escort to Grapevine Mills Mall.

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At mid-morning, the car show caravanned to Texas Motor

Speedway for lunch, for photos, to buy MORE raffle tickets and

for a chance to watch practice laps by Team Texas (a driving

school on location). Or you could purchase practice laps of your

own for a Fall Charity Event at TMS. This portion of One Lap

was expertly organized and orchestrated by Lanean Hughes and

included some surprise Air Conditioning! Thank you, Lanean.

We were then escorted to Grapevine Mills Mall by the Flower

Mound and Lewisville police departments. We thank Sam

Morehouse (Corvette Club) for getting this part of the day safely

organized. It was now time for the Awards and Raffle portion of

the event as well as a presentation of the checks to our adopted

charities. Shelia Wilson had graciously come out from Mineral

Wells to accept our donation on behalf of the Hope Shelter and

Nelson accepted for Sarah Thomas whose own son was the impetus

behind the creation of this particular type of home for those with

severe and persistent mental illness.

There were actually only about 35 Mavericks who were present

at this new event. Ten of those folks were part of the One Lap

committee and then about 10 more were volunteers who either

entered and worked or just came to help out at one or more of the

locations. Several Maverick people not yet mentioned in this

article deserve your thanks for an incredible job on a difficult

“invent the wheel” event: Jan Mayo, Jay Walker, Kay Leibel,

Lanean Hughes, Doug Molny and Hill Bullock. Ed Mayo, Fran

Ussery, Susanna Kavanaugh (who brought in $260 in personal

sponsorship pledges!), Tinker Edwards, Annette and Tom

Snodgrass, Wendy Shoffit, Al Stickley and Al Leibel all helped

with various aspects of pulling this class-act off in Mahvelous

Maverick style!

Jean Marshall, a special friend to Warren Bushey, Mr. Zcrazy

himself, and One Lap committee member, had some comments

to make about the event.: “Thanks to all the Porsche people who

took the time to work out all the details. Some of them put in a

lot of time and effort to make this enjoyable for all. These people

worked really hard to pull this together and deserve a big hand of

applause. But most of all, thank you Nelson Hodges for your

dream. For being there all these months with your dedication,

strong will, but most of all for helping us see this through. To all

of those who couldn’t make this, you missed a great time. Let’s all

look forward to next year when we can do this again. Look out

Nelson, it will be bigger and better.”.

(If you were not able to participate in Maverick Region’s First

Annual One Lap of D/FW, but would like to contribute to the

event, please send your donation to Bob Knight, club treasurer.)

A vintage Morgan.

Spectators enjoying the show.

Nelson Hodges congratulating the car club participation

winner “Z Crazy” Warren Bushey.

A procession of boxsters.

Voting for the People’s Choice at Grapevine Mills Mall.

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Coming Soon:

Time Trial #4 in Mineral Wells

on August 4th.

Watch website for details!


How Fast?

By Charlie Davis

One of the most common questions I see on the Rennlist is

something like: "When my speedometer reads 70 MPH, my

tachometer reads 3200 RPM. I have different tires and I'm sure

my speedometer is not accurate. How fast am I really going?"

Unfortunately, this question is often answered incorrectly.

The most common incorrect answers are:

1. Measure the error of the odometer, by comparing it with

highway mile markers, then assume that the speedometer error is

the same.

2. Look up the answer in the back of your Owners Manual

(there is normally a transmission diagram that shows the relationship

between RPM and MPH, assuming standard tires), then

calculate the difference between the diameter of the standard tire

and the new tire and use that to compute the real velocity.

3. Use one of several on-line "calculators" to figure out the

answer.

The last two are difficult and rarely give good answers. The

first one has a serious flaw. The relationship between the

speedometer and odometer is tenuous. They both normally are

driven from the same cable, which comes from a fitting on the

transmission. They are also commonly mounted in a single case.

But they are separate instruments. If the speedometer cable

breaks, both the odometer and speedometer stop working. Other

than that, there is no connection...the "calibration" of the

speedometer is totally separate from the odometer.

A normal analog speedometer is an eddy current motor. This

involves a non-ferrous rotating conductive disk or cup and a

stationary magnet (or the opposite...a rotating magnet and a

stationary conductive disk or cup). The relative motion between

the two induces an eddy current in the conductive disk or cup.

This eddy current creates a drag torque that is directly proportional

to the relative velocity. If the stationary component is

suspended with a spring, the drag force will "wind up" the spring

until the spring force exactly equals the drag force induced by the

rotational velocity of the speedometer cable. The stationary

component is attached to a pointer, which indicates the velocity

on a scale.

Normally, speedometer shops that perform "calibration", use

the fourth technique. They fully magnetize the magnet (from the

outside of the speedometer case, without opening it), then they

operate the speedometer drive at a specific, accurate rotational

velocity and note the indicated speed. It will be high. They then

demagnetize the magnet in small increments until the speedometer

gives the correct reading. Most VDO speedometers are marked

with the RPM and speed at which they are calibrated.

Notice that this adjustment of the speedometer doesn't affect

the odometer at all! The odometer is directly (gear) driven off of

the speedometer cable and can not be adjusted.

So when you change tire sizes, you can adjust the speedometer

to be accurate again, but it's difficult to adjust the odometer.

The bottom line is that you need to check your speedometer

and odometer separately. So how is a speedometer checked? Go

out and find a lightly traveled road with mileage markers. A

straight, flat road is best. The TxDOT has some special 10-mile

highway sections that are designed for speedometer and odometer

calibrating...they are more accurate than the normal mileage

markers. Drive for 10 miles at a constant speed and measure

the time (in seconds) that is required. Your correct speed can be

computed by this formula: MPH = 36,000/Time

For example, if your speedometer indicated 70 MPH and it

took 550 seconds (9 minutes and 10 seconds) to travel 10 miles,

your speed is really 65.45 MPH and your speedometer reads

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Hope Happenings

By Lanean Hughes

We recently sent a check to the folks at Hope in the amount

of $2,300, which was the amount collected from the One Lap of

D/FW. The shelter is in need of some repairs to their facility, and

this will sure come in handy. I believe there is more being collected

at this time, and will keep you posted.

A trip was also made to the shelter in June to deliver a washing

machine donated by Barney Barnes, a friend of Jan Mayo’s,

and a beautiful Oak table with 6 chairs, which we received from

Kelly Stellar, an employee of The Porsche Store.

The shelter would like to take the clients and their children

to some fun places this summer, such as the Imax, Zoo, and a

water park, and I hope that we as a club can help fund these trips.

Please stay tuned for more information.

Thanks for helping us to keep “Hoping”!!

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Mark Your

Calendars Now

For One Of The

Greatest Racing

Events To Come To

Texas Motor

Speedway!

Maverick Region PCA and Autobahn Motorcars

will be hosting a Club Race at Texas Motor

Speedway October 12-14, 2001.

Many of our Porsche family from all over the country

will be coming to Texas. Become a part of this exciting

event by volunteering your time and energy to helping

Maverick Region make this an experience to remember!

Watch upcoming Slipstreams ands our web page

(www.pca.org/mav) for further updates!

Be a Club Race sponsor and get your name imprinted on

the shirt, and other items yet to be determined!!

We again are asking for individual sponsors of this great event.

The cost will be $100/per name.

Please contact Lanean Hughes at 972-484-3040 or

lhughes@fmsech.com if interested. More information

is available on the web page, as well as e-mail list.

Thanks in advance for your support!!!

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New Wheels

If you have any changes that you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call Joel Nannis at (972) 722-2735

by Joel Nannis, Membership Chair

Pat Arlington

8712 Racouet Club Drive

Fort Worth Tx 76120

1988 911

John & Phillis Camp

421 Fairview Drive

Richardson Tx 75081

1974 911

Barry Kelly Clute

208 Circleview Dr N

Hurst Tx 76054

1988 911

Paul & Linda Deeley

2312 Ryan Place Drive

Fort Worth Tx 76110

2000 Boxster

Craig & Carol Edwards

607 Courtney Lane

Mc Kinney Tx 75070

1990 911

John & Tina Farrell

5210 Long Prairie Road

Flower Mound Tx 75028

1988 911

Richard & Reva Fisher

4425 Durango

McKinney Tx 75070

1973 914

Philip & Ruth Jones

6916 Maple Creek Lane

Dallas Tx 75252

2001 Boxster

Ronald & Kathy Knight

715 Athenia Way

Duncanville Tx 75137

2001 Boxster

Ron Knight in his new Boxster S.

Freenasp & Marit Mobedjina

2217 Ivan Street #707

Dallas Tx 75201

2001 Boxster

Richard & Kathy Neinast

7001 Clayton Avenue

Dallas Tx 75214

1967 912

Christian O'Donnell

112 Cobbelstone Row

Denton Tx 76207

2001 Boxster

Mike & Mike O'Neill

3513 Asbury Street

Dallas Tx 75205

2001 Boxster

Byron & Mac Smith

301 Aston Drive

Richardson Tx 75081

1986 944

Marc & Bonnie Powell

306 Wrotham Lane

Allen Tx 75013

1990 944

Jacklin Vetkoetter

11113 Promise Land Drive

Frisco Tx 75035

2001 Boxster

Lee Wall

1420 Foxhollow

Denton Tx 76205

1995 993

Thomas Bradford

527 I Ave Box 1043

Sheppard Tx 76311

1984 944

Transferred From Whiskey Bay

Michael Griffin & Tyler Cooper

6423 Tulip Lane

Dallas Tx 75230

2001 996

Transferred From Northern New

Jersey

James E. Dotherow’s 1969 912.

Anniversaries

5 Years

Chuck & Jamie Blum, Grand Prairie

Edward & Jackie Cullen,Roanoke

20 Years

Donald & Lyn Herring, Arlington

10 Years

Gary & Karen White, Sherman

Tom & Laurie Petrushka, Euless

Brian & Tracey Barr, Wiltonark, CT

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Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region Members and are $5 to all others. Please limit size to no more than 6 lines.

Payment to MR-PCA must accompany ad. Ads will run for 3 issues. Call 972-208-7725 or e-mail pa.abdalla@verizon.net by the 12th

to have your ad run the following month. Be certain to include a contact name and phone number. Check your ad for accuracy the

first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled sooner.

For Sale: 1990 911 C2 Black/Tan $23,900 obo. Professionally

maintained by Zims, could use minor repairs i.e. paint touch up &

tune up, otherwise beautiful and mechanically near perfect. No

add-ons or modifications. I was planning to keep it for life until

recent divorce left me with no choice. New owner must be loving!

Call Daniel @ 817.329.2793. (1)

For Sale: Toyota 4 Runner Limited, white, lthr, loaded, 40K,

$28,000 obo. Jud Arnold 817-777-3785 or 817-763-0609. (1)

For Sale: Pristine 1988 911 Coupe, #WPOAB0919JS121688.

Grand prix white/black leather, sunroof, 16" black Fuchs, limited

slip, factory short shift, sport shocks. 31,000 mi., 30K service

completed. Stock, showroom condition. No smoke/salt/racing.

All records back to window sticker. Flawless inside and out, meticulously

maintained. Priced to sell at $31,900. Brian Hurst,

214/978-3075, brian.j.hurst@bakernet.com. (1)

For Sale: BLACK MAGIC is for sale! 1984 911 Carrera coupe.

Beautiful triple black, full leather interior. A/C, PW, PB, PSR, PM,

LSD, alarm, cruise, Blaupunkt Monterrey cassette stereo, polished

and painted Fuchs wheels, like new BFG T/As, recaro cloth racing

seats, black with red inserts, MOMO sport wheel, Weltmeister

22mm adj. sway bars, Koni adj. shocks, K&N, Optima, Euro tail

lenses, Cibie Z-beams. Package includes ultra light Gotti 3-piece

racing wheels (7&8X15), gold 5-spoke, polished rims with mounted

BFG T/A R-1’s and all OEM parts. 57K miles, never wrecked,

always garaged, serviced and pampered. No door dings, scratches

or rust. Ultra clean. $20K. Contact Steve Fallon 972-239-6969. (1)

For Sale: 1995, 993 C2 Coupe, #WPOAA2990SS321400,

metallic slate color (rare) with gray partial leather interior. 3.6

litre, 6 spd, 17" wheels with crests. 2nd owner. AC, cruise, AM/FM

Alpine 6 CD changer; built-in radar detector; power seats/windows/locks/sunroof/side

mirrors, tinted windows, bra, garaged, all

services current, all books & records; mechanically perfect, body in

excellent condition. Accident free 49k miles. Asking $45,500.

Georges Michaud 972-867-0833 or michaudgm@earthlink.net.(1)

For Sale: 993 headlights, $300/pair. Fabspeed muffler, $500.

Air filter cover - regular, $40. Air filter cover - Motorsound, $70.

964 Factory workshop manual, $150. 964 Colored wheel caps,

$100/4. Contact Kevin Chen at (972) 480-0713 before 6:00 PM or

email kchen75075@hotmail.com (2)

Wanted: New or gently used pistons and rings for a 1981/82

924 Turbo. Needed for engine rebuild. Block is to be bored/sleeved

so they can be standard, 1st-over, or 2nd-over in size. Contact

Craig at (972) 789-7685 (W), cboland@greyhound.com or

(817) 370-9319 (H), rcbolander@hotmail.com (2)

For Sale: Race Parts: Brake bias/proportioning valves (2).

One Titlon unit with seven position lever handle. $40.00. One

Stainless Steel Brake Corp unit with round knob. $20.00. Both in

car for less than six months. Call John Deford 410-625-6358 or

eves until 10pm at 410-356-0837 or at jdeford@home.com.(2)

For Sale: 1983 911sc Targa, Pewter Met./ Black leather. Bought

new in Dallas, have window sticker, books, records, garaged, 92k

on 3.0 motor, Carrera updates, pop off valve, K&N, short shifter,

lowered, Bilstein sport shocks, 16" Fuchs. (Beautiful car no room

in garage) $18,500. Contact Ray Anderson at 817-291-1764. (2)

For Sale: 1986 911 Cabriolet, Black/Black/Black. One owner.

Meticulously and professionally serviced. All records. Never

tracked or run hard. Car is in excellent condition, has been recently

serviced, and is ready to go. 145k miles. $21,000 or best offer. Call

Mike Baggett, 214-745-5400. (3)

For Sale: Pristine 2000 Boxster S. Partial leather seats, 2,850

miles. Guards red black /black. Six-speed manual; heated front

seats; Boxster S sport package; CD shelf center console; wheel caps

with colored crest. Garaged, covered, no accidents $53k. For details

contact Carl Hill at carlh1966@aol.com or (214) 956-2901(w);

(972) 991-6993 (h). (3)

For Sale: Gorgeous 1995 Porsche 968 Cabriolet, 34K miles, 6

speed, white with gray leather, gray top and 17" wheels. Rare car

in perfect condition, must see to appreciate. This vehicle is

equipped with power locks, power windows, power steering,

alarm, cassette, AM/FM stereo, alloy wheels, ABS, dual airbags,

leather seats, cruise control, great A/C and new floor mats. I

guarantee you will not find a cleaner car at this price! Contact

Ralph Trevino work 972-788-1030, cell phone 214-454-4948 or

email ralph@iebsolutions.com. (3)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

These advertisers support the Maverick Region . . . the Mavericks support these advertisers!

Baris Italian Cuisine Page 24 (940) 325-0333

Bobby Archer’s Motorsports Page 23 (817) 877-1772

Eurowerks Page 24 (972) 733-4907

Executive Inn Page 24 (940) 328-1111

German Technologies Page 19 (817) 540-0712

Glen Gatlin, Jr. Page 21 (214) 761-7907

Grey Mouser Graphics Page 12 (214) 957-8193

Louden Motorcar I.B.C. (214) 241-6326

Jerry DeFeo Designs Page 20 (972) 240-5800

Mayo Performance Page 22 (817) 540-4939

Mean Green Travel Page 23 (940) 243-3788

911 Enterprises Page 22 (972) 241-2002

Park Place Porsche Page 26 (214) 559-4222

PartsHeaven Page 25 (800) 767-7250

The Porsche Store I.F.C. (214) 576-1911

Royal Purple (N. Texas Lubr.) Page 25 (972) 241-2011

Soundwerk Page 20 (817) 281-9381

Ussery Printing Page 5 (972) 438-8344

Zim’s Autotechnik B.C. (817) 267-4451

For ad rates and for more information contact Graham Lane at (817) 421-0141 (work)

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