Volume 39, August 2001, Issue 8
Zone 5 Presidents ..........................................................1
List of Officers/Board Chairs .......................................4
Pam’s Page ......................................................................6
Calendar of Events..........................................................1
Happy Hour ....................................................................2
Board Meeting ................................................................2
Porsche Lunches .............................................................2
TSD Rally Workshop ...................................................16
Father’s Day Picnic recap.............................................17
Driver’s Education at MSR Application ......................7
Autocross #3 recap and results ...................................10
Happy Hour at Sea Grill..............................................15
Zone Shoot Out recap .................................................14
Maverick Region Driver’s Education recap...............12
Time Trial #5 and Autocross #5....................................3
Fossil Rim Wildlife Park ................................................9
Club Race at TMS...........................................................8
Features and Tech Articles
“Tires, Brakes, Wheels,...” by Keith Olcha.................19
Hope Happenings ........................................................21
How To Get Involved in Your Club ...........................22
356 East Coast Holiday................................................25
Day August - Events
4 Time Trial #4 (Mineral Ring)
9 Board Meeting*
11 Post-Parade Party
16 Happy Hour
21 Porsche Lunch
25-26 TT #5 & AX #5 (Mineral Ring)
28 Porsche Lunch
Day September - Events
6 Board Meeting*
8-9 Safari Round-Up
16 Autocross #6 (Standridge)
22-23 DE at MSR
Day October - Events
11 Board Meeting*
6 Time Trial #6 (Mineral Ring)
12-14 Maverick Club Race at TMS
20-21 Lone 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.
Kevin Hardison, Tinker Edwards, Wendy Shoffit,
and Lanean Hughes.
Eric and Karen Erz’s 911 in front of the Texas Pythian Home at the TSD rally.
Photo taken by Wendy Shoffit.
Correction from the July issue: Mike and Sandy Lapp are members of the
Hill Country Region, not Houston (Happy Hour at Champps Americana, pg. 14).
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2001 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
Bob Kelley (Shirley)
Peter Kendig (Cindy)
Steve Olsen (Peggy)
Bob Towsley (Joyce)
James Shoffit (Wendy)
Bud Thurman (Phyllis)
Gregg Welsh (Tracy)
Walt Kendall (Barbara)
James Broussard (Melinda)
ZONE 5 REP
Thursday, August 16th
6:30 p.m. at
1701 Crossroads, Grapevine, TX, (Hwy 121/114 split)
For more information about Happy Hours contact:
Benjamin Witry - email@example.com,
Dennis Chamberlain - Dennis@dennischamberlaincpa.com
or Tinker Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone’s Invited to the
Saturday, August 11th
6:00 p.m. at
The Prairie House in Carrollton
$17 Per Adult,
$6 per child 8 and under
($3 additional charge for no RSVP)
Includes brisket & chicken BBQ, mashed potatoes
with gravy, tossed salad, rolls, peach-blackberry or
apple cobbler, and a soft drink or ice tea.
A cash bar will be available, too.
RSVP by Wed. Aug. 8th to
Mimi & Carey Spreen at
The Prairie House is located at
1006 W. MainStreet in Carrollton
(“Old Town”) just south of
BeltLine and just east of I-35E.
Their number is 972-446-2060.
Thursday, August 9th
at the home of
James and Wendy Shoffit
1112 Santa Fe Trail
Irving, TX 75063
All Members Are Welcome!
Belt Line Rd.
Belt Line Rd.
Santa Fe Trail
At Good Eats
Tuesday, August 21
Collin Creek Mall in Plano
- AND -
Tuesday, August 28
Midway Road in Addison
2001 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs
Maverick Region President
W - (972) 506-7449
H - (972) 506-7449
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.
Carey and Mimi Spreen
W - (972) 501-3400
H - (972) 420-9953
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.
W - (214) 360-9221
H - (940) 321-8683
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.
W - (214) 461-1426
H - (214) 349-1108
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
Driving Events - Chair
W - (817) 706-7678
H - (817) 251-6865
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
W - (817) 366-1678
H - (817) 861-2792
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
H - (972) 506-7449
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
H - (940) 682-4719
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.
W - (817) 421-0141
H - (817) 421-0086
W - (817) 366-1678
H - (817) 861-2792
H - (972) 208-7725
H - (214) 739-3355
W - (972) 934-7191
H - (817) 265-0704 (
by James Shoffit, Maverick Region President
Ah yes, the first article after Parade – finally
it is easy to pick a topic to write about! There are
several big stories of this year’s Parade. It was a
very good year to be a Maverick in Milwaukee,
that’s for sure. We did very well in every event,
and brought home many trophies. The biggest
shock would have to be that Wendy, Jasmine,
and I won the Porsche Family of the Year award!
I thought that was reserved for people who had been going to
Parades for dozens of years, but it was wonderful to have our
efforts recognized at a national level. It was a spectacular follow-up
to Lanean’s Enthusiast of the Year award for 2000.
The other big shock was to find out my tires were the wrong
size for the Parade Driving Event (autocross). I had 45 series tires,
and for P14 you cannot have lower than 50 series tires. So Wendy
and I got disqualified from the autocross even though each of our
three times bested our nearest competitor’s best time. Wendy
even had one lap where she killed the car and restarted it, and still
finished with a time that would have won P14L. (Yes, there were
other drivers there – I think 9 men and 3 or 4 women).
The trip up and back were pleasantly uneventful. No
blowouts, no spins in the middle of the highway, no flats – we even
spent the night where we planned and got decent amounts of
sleep! Jasmine was an angel for the entire trip, and had so much
fun with the Porsche People. Her favorite event was probably the
kids’ autocross, organized by our own Lanean Hughes. Lanean set
up a wonderful little course of pylons and tires and the Michelin
Man waved the green flag to start the tiny entrants on their way. A
great time was had by all – spectators and competitors alike.
Look for a full write-up of Parade and all the Maverick
results and pictures in next month’s issue. Having just gotten
back, there isn’t enough time to do a quality job of summarizing
the week full of events before the printing deadlines.
Every month, I get a publication from PCA national that
talks about a different topic. This past month dealt with Boxster
owners, and how to get them more active in the club. This is a
topic that is important to me, as this seems to be an underserved
market for PCA. The proliferation of other Boxster clubs shows
James Shoffit driving at Standridge with his “illegally equipped” 911.
that the Boxster owners are indeed interested in organized events
and socials, but might not be aware of the benefits that PCA has
to offer. So a few of us are going to try to organize some Boxster
events coming up very soon. Of course anyone would be able to
attend, but the focus will be on getting some member and nonmember
Boxster owners together to discuss and compete with
their new toys.
The board meeting will be on Thursday, August 9th, so mark
it on your calendars. We are getting some new faces now that we
moved the date to Thursday, which will be good for all of us.
The Post-Parade Party will be August 11th at the Prairie
House, and you don’t want to miss that. If you have never been to
a Parade, but are even remotely interested, come find out what all
the fuss is about. You just can’t imagine how much fun there is to
be had with other Porsche people till you experience it firsthand.
August 25th and 26th will be the Mineral Wells Family
Reunion. We are trying to get all the people who used to be
MineralRing regulars to come out and remember the good old
days. As always, all members will be welcome at the events, but it
would be really neat to see a bunch of faces out there that we
haven’t seen in a while. I am really looking forward to this event!
So come on out, and join the fun!
Ray Anderson with his new numbers at MotorSport Ranch.
Forget the racer tape and shoe polish!
Your car deserves a new set of custom numbers.
Custom car numbers start at $75.00.
Choose from vinyl, magnetic, or full digital graphics.
We also have individual, custom, handcut numbers on extra heavy
magnetic material. You can’t buy these number from any catalog.
For more information call
214-957-8193 or email us at:
Layout • Design • Hats • Shirts
Banners • Posters • Calendars
Track Photography • Car Numbers
Digital Photo Editing
Irving, Texas • (214) 957-8193
by Pam Abdalla, Slipstream Editor
As I got ready for my first time-trial the
weekend of July 21st, packing my umbrella and
sun block, I wondered what exactly I was thinking?
It’s 200 degrees outside and driving in this
kind of heat without air conditioning (to make
the car perform better) and with a hot helmet
on, you’d think a person would have to be crazy.
I certainly thought the idea was, and therefore,
was considering going as a spectator only. But
my husband and Wendy Shoffit talked me into participating
instead. Well, now that it’s all over, I’m glad I did it! Yes, it was
hot. In fact, it was extremely hot. However, I must say that the
part that was hot was when I wasn’t driving. Once I got in the car
by Andy Mears, Maverick Region Secretary
First off, thanks to Teri Davis for taking the
minutes for the first half of the meeting.
James called the meeting to order at 7:01,
well sorta to order. Control was eventually
regained and the meeting progressed. First item
up for discussion is the use of PCA message
boards to be placed at the area Porsche dealerships.
Club members have volunteered to
update messages and restock the boards as necessary. The club
currently owns one board and will be purchasing two additional
boards. The boards will be placed at Park Place Porsche, The
Porsche Store and Autobahn.
The nominating committee is looking for anyone interested
in getting involved in Maverick Region management at a board
level. The club has 4 position that are decided by election of the
membership as a whole. President, Vice President, Secretary, and
Treasury. Please contact any of the current or past board members
if you would like to throw your hat into the ring or would like to
find out more about any of the board positions.
The club will purchase one tent/canopy for use at the next
DE event. Charlie Davis has volunteered to act as “Interim
Equipment Chairman” and will begin the task of research and
and on the track, I forgot all about the heat and was totally
concentrating on the task at hand. Even after my run was over, I
didn’t begin to notice the heat until a good 15 or 20 minutes went
by, as I was still absorbed in the afterglow of my run, talking
about how I did, what I could have done better, and etc.
In the end, nobody who was there could argue it wasn’t hot,
but I guarantee very few, if any, would say that once they were out
there on the track that they didn’t forget all about the heat and
think only about how they were going to approach the next
turn. All in all, it was a great day and I am glad I was talked into
participating. I look forward to next one, no matter what
temperature it is outside.
“anal-yzing” the club’s needs for both storage and transportation
of equipment. If you are interested in helping please contact
Charlie Davis (email@example.com).
PCA National will begin permitting 16 and 17 year old drivers
to participate in PCA events. There will be additional forms that
must be signed by both parents. If you have questions please
contact James Shoffit for more details.
Charlie Davis requested that the 914 Special Interest Group
(SIG) event in October to be run concurrent with the MRPCA
October “Run Whatcha Brung” autocross. The morning will
operate the same as the annual event and the SIG group will
autocross in the afternoon with 914 classes. Contact Charlie for
Maverick Region is planning a “Drivers Family Reunion”
August 25 in Mineral Wells. Look for the ad on page 3. Also,
Teri Davis reported on Round-Up in September and is taking
reservations and for accommodations. There is a full weekend of
activities including things to do for both the adults and
children. Contact Teri if you wish to attend or want to help out.
(See ad on page 9).
Meeting closed at 9:01. Remember, the monthly board
meetings have been moved to Thursday nights.
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!!!
YOU Can Help
Of The Greatest
Racing Events To
Maverick Region PCA and Autobahn Motorcars
will host a Club Race at Texas Motor Speedway
October 12-14, 2001
YOU can help sponsor this event and
get your name in print!
* All sponsorships of a minimum $25 will have
their name listed in the Official Race Program.
* BONUS! Sponsorships of $100 or more will also
have their name listed on the Official Race T-Shirt!
SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10TH
Contact Lanean Hughes at 972-484-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for your support!
PRINTER OF SLIPSTREAM SINCE 1982
3402 CENTURY CIRCLE IRVING, TEXAS 75062
by Dean Yamada
75+ speed racers drove in on Sunday, June 3 for the third
Autocross Event held at a windy Standridge Stadium in
Many “Porsche Club Wannabee's” such as myself and several
friends showed up bright and early for yet another fun filled
autocross event with the Maverick Region Porsche Club. Albeit
we don't have our corral of Porsches, we were once again sincerely
greeted and treated as welcomed friends - something rarely seen
in specialized car clubs.
Although I don't know what a 996 is from a 930 or a VW
Bug from a 914, the large active participation of various Porsches
gives you a good hearty confirmation that Porsches are true race
ready cars with excellent balance and awesome braking abilities -
the perfect combination for testing your driver skill at these
relatively low speed and very safe autocross events.
The course was tight, but very straightforward - you had to
keep your eyes looking ahead, else you would miss your braking
zone, enter the turn too hot (or blind), and cook your front
wheels with no turning traction.
The old racers' adage, “Sometimes you need to go slow to go
fast” proved true on that sunny Sunday. I was able to shave 2
seconds off my worst time by slowing done to almost a crawl to
get through the tight turns - where previously my front tires
would squeal and scream to let me know they were over their
available traction limitations. (Instinctively I thought I was going
too slow for the turns, but looking at the actual lap times proved
that wrong) Excessive squeal = no acceleration = slow times and
this proved quite true once again. Smooth and boring to watch =
fast times. I decided to go for loud and aggressive - oh well, at
least I had a blast.
Mental note to myself: Get a bigger ice chest to hold more
bottled water! Encourage Club President to hold new Porsche
raffle and enter contest repeatedly. Rig contest if necessary.
Gathering for the driver’s meeting.
Autocross #3 - Standridge Stadium
June 3, 2001 Results
Maverick Region Driver’s Education
by Carlo Malana
It was hot. Okay, it was very hot. Yet track temperature
aside, the Maverick Region Drivers Education (DE) event at
Motorsport Ranch held on June 23-24 was a very fun event,
with overwhelming participation from a lot of Maverick track
junkies (or track junkies-to-be). Since MSR, as the Ranch is
oftentimes referred to, is one of the closest racetracks to the
Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, many Mavericks joined in on a
weekend of turns, apexes, passing signals, and good old race
track driving. There were also some friendly faces from Hill
Country and Lone Star regions, both students and instructors.
The primary objective of the Drivers Ed event is to present
a safe environment to better learn how to take advantage of
the superb German engineering within our cars. The day starts
out with a driver’s meeting where flags and safety protocols are
reviewed. Drivers go out for four 20-25 minute sessions per
day, grouped into 5 different run groups based on driving
experience. Instructors are required for the beginners and
novices (green and blue), while the more advanced students
are given the option to have an instructor ride shotgun.
As an instructor, the day flew by, as I hopped from car to
car, either as a passenger or as a driver, taking students for
instructional rides. Both of my students did excellently. My
Green group first-timer in a gorgeous white 930 slantnose
learned to drive a car that delivers power all at once, through
a tight twisty track, definitely enjoying the rare opportunities
where 16 pounds of boost pressure would catapult his Porsche
quickly through any of the longer straightaways. I’ve driven
many cars, but this one tops the list in terms of crazy acceleration
when the turbo boost gets a chance to build up.
My novice Blue Group student was a first-timer to
Motorsport Ranch, but had several DE’s on other tracks under
her belt. She was nervous initially, but soon looked very
comfortable muscling the I-mean-business 911 RS America
(no power steering) around the track at a very good speed.
I was definitely proud of the improvement that these two
drivers showed, and are two good examples on why I enjoy
instructing so much.
The Porsche Store, the event’s sponsor, also showed up in
style, staying out of the sun with an impressive canopy.
Represented by a collection of Boxsters, 944’s, and several
911’s (including John Gladwill’s 996-engined Boxster S), the
Porsche Store showed its support for the event with several
employees like John Hrad, Wayne Corley, and Rick Jordan
driving alongside their customers.
Mavericks now look forward to September, when the next
DE is scheduled. Hopefully, cooler weather will prevail,
but there is one thing that is sure to stay the same – it’ll be a
weekend of fun, fast driving in one of the most challenging,
technical racetracks in Texas.
John Gladwill leading the pack.
A procession of boxsters.
Zone 5 Shoot Out
Excerpts from articles Vonnie Grether, Steve Olson, and Dan Taylor of Lone Star Region
The Zone 5 Shoot Out, which took place June 9th and 10th,
was a huge success. Shadow Canyon brought together the 40th
anniversary celebration that was truly Texas style with lots of BBQ,
beer, and all the wonderful people of the Zone 5 region. The event
included an Autocross organized by Joe "Retread" McGlohen,
which had a "shooting star" course layout that was a hoot. Later
that day many Autocrossers enjoyed a longer course at Texas World
Speedway for the famed Driver's Education sampler session.
Not one to be left out of the anniversary excitement, the
Concours committee put together an event that was held in the
"Cold Pits" of the Texas World Speedway. The occasional rain
sprinkles kept them scrambling to keep their cars in pristine form.
Jim Valenti of Maverick Region scored 395 points with his P6 Class
1992 Carrera and he also won the overall concours award. There's
was also a silent auction, which included a beautiful Marakesh Red
BMW R1100RSA motorcycle, raised $11,678 for Magnificat
House, a charity in Houston.
A HEARTY THANKS to all who helped out and special kudos
to Joe McGlohen of Maverick Region for making the Autocross
happen, Jan Mayo for her moral support and Lanean Hughes for
her generous assistance. YOU ARE THE BEST... We hope we have
started something for a continuing string of Zone 5 events hosted
on a rotating basis by the Zone 5 member regions.
Zone Shoot Out Autocross Results
Driver Car Time Class Place
Charlie Davis 1973 914 55.720 914 1
Cody Sears 1974 914 2.0 59.692 914 2
Mike Lockas 1986 944 62.617 944 1
Noby Takahashi 2001 Boxster 61.475 Boxster 1
Bart Cook 1985 911 Carrera 56.821 Carrera 1
Tim Muir 1986 911 Turbo-Look Slantnose 62.788 Carrera 2
Terry Muir 1986 911 Turbo-Look Slantnose 63.798 Carrera 3
Ben Smith 1986 911 Turbo-Look Slantnose 82.913 Carrera
Keith Olcha 1993 911 RS America 55.199 Late 1
Bob Glowacki 1996 993 C4S 58.070 Late 2
Jan Mayo 1975 914 53.679 Mod 1
Ed Mayo 1975 914 dnf Mod
James Shoffit 1978 911 SC 55.065 SC 1
Joe McGlohen 1978 911 SC 56.107 SC 2
Bill Miller 1981 911 59.702 SC 3
Gary Becroft 1982 911 SC 65.718 SC
Dino Guerro 1989 911 Carrerra 66.615 SC
Robert Manson 1992 325i 75.109 Other 1
Mitch Samuels in his class-winning concours 914.
Maverick Members Carlo Malana and Bruce Hecht
Maverick President James Shoffit, with Board members
Joe McGlohen and Graham Lane
Tricia Henderson, Dulcie Miller (The First Lady of the PCA),
and Lanean Hughes
Happy Hour at Sea Grill
by Tinker Edwards
The Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain (co-chair),
Tinker Edwards (chair) & Ben Witry (co-chair)
Sea Grill in north Dallas was the setting for the June 21st Happy Hour. Even
with a threatening sky we had another good turnout of more than 30 members.
You could've fooled me that Marc Thaler and Bonnie Powell were new
members at their first happy hour, they fit right in with the friendly group.
Prospective member Scott, who just purchased a '77 911, stopped by to get
some advice on tweaking his car. We met Mike Jones' daughter Kathleen and
Scott and Tricia Guenther, who frequent the monthly Tuesday lunches, came to
their first happy hour. Just about everyone stayed for dinner, which served us
some wonderful seafood. I recommend giving it a try!
Attention Midcities Members!
You've been asking for a happy hour in your area, so we
are coming your way. The August 16th happy hour will be at
Carrabba's Italian Grill in Grapevine! See page 3 for details.
Also, there is a SpeedZone happy hour in the works and
maybe something at Texas Motor Speedway.
Remember, members are always welcome to suggest a location
for an upcoming happy hour, but be prepared to set it up
with the establishment. That's the best part of planning a happy
hour. Contact myself, Ben or Dennis with your suggestion.
See you at Carrabba's!
Mark Campbell with Kelley Baughman.
Traci Parsons, friend of Dennis Chamberlain, and prospective new
member, Scott, who just purchased an older 911.
Scott and Tricia Guenther
Alan Lage and fiance Debbie.
TSD Rally Workshop
By Carey Spreen
Dateline Weatherford, Texas (MRPCA) -- This sleepy North
Texas town west of Ft. Worth was brutally awakened on Saturday,
June 16, when a marauding band of TSD (time-speed-distance)
Rally School students, led by their instructor, held the Texas
Pythian Home hostage for most of the afternoon. The small but
vocal group commandeered one of the libraries at this Texas
Historic Landmark and blockaded themselves in, discussing rally
tactics and strategy, as well as traps and tricks that they might
encounter in the Porsche Parade Rally, which was to be held less
than three weeks later. Authorities later determined that the
group was composed of members of the Maverick Region of the
Porsche Club of America, but by that time they had abandoned
their makeshift fortress and made away in their rally vehicles.
But this was just the beginning of Parker County's worst
nightmare since the clock stopped in the Weatherford Town Hall.
This reporter has learned that the leader of the entire incident, as
well as the group's instructor, had designed a "simple" TSD rally
for the students to cut their teeth on, and they did just that. The
rally route travelled little-known roads south and east of
Weatherford, cutting a swath of destruction all the way to tiny
Aledo, TX, where the rebels finally surrendered.
The details of this rampage have finally emerged. Teri Davis,
Maverick Region's Rally Chairperson, set up the TSD Rally
School for Parade Rally hopefuls, and anyone else interested in
honing their rally skills. Four students were up to the task: rally
neophytes Karen and Eric Erz, who were to attend the Parade in
July; journeyman rallyist Carey Spreen, who had been rallying
off-and-on with various PCA regions since 1980, and had put on
his first one just last year; and grizzled rally veteran Joe
McGlohen, who had been putting on rallies himself since--well,
let's say his first sortie as a Rallymeister was well before there was
any such thing as a water-cooled Porsche. Karen navigated for
Eric in the Novice class, driving their recently-acquired Turbo-
Look 911 Targa, while Joe navigated for Carey in the Experienced
class, driving Joe's battle-hardened Stealth Suburban.
The rally started off well, with both sets of contestants
holding their own in each class, until they encountered the first
Manned Route Control, at which point disaster struck. Due to an
ill-fated misprint in the Special Instructions handed out at the
MRC by James and Wendy Shoffit (for which they were later
exonerated), both sets of contestants got off course, and for what
seemed like lots and lots of minutes, wandered aimlessly though
the wilds of southern Parker County.
It was finally through sheer perseverance, and a bit of luck,
that the teams of Spreen/McGlohen and Erz/Erz got back on
course and made it to the Underwood Road timing control,
exhausted but ready to continue. The second leg was a breeze by
comparison, and ended without further incident at Aledo's
leading burger bar for the awards ceremony. All contestants left
with trophies that fateful day: very pretty (and useful) glass bowls
with the PCA logo affixed to the bottom.
All involved in the incident have been released on their own
recognizance, after it was determined that they learned at least
two very valuable lessons: (1) everyone makes mistakes, even
experienced rallyists; and (2) no matter how many rallies you
have participated in, whether as competitor, worker, or
Rallymeister, you always learn something new.
But seriously, folks, it was a good time and, like I said, everybody
learned something. Many thanks to Teri Davis and her lovely
husband Charlie for putting on the school, and thanks to the
workers and participants that made it a success.
Last minute tips before we get started.
Cary Spreen, Joe McGlohen, Karen Erz, Teri Davis,
James Shoffit, and Eric Erz
Taking a burger break.
Father’s Day Picnic
By Mimi Spreen
The 13th annual Father's Day Picnic at the lovely home of
Dave and Doris Casey was jam packed with good food, good fun,
great cars and of course, great people. As the RSVP's slowly came
in, I wasn't sure we'd reach 50, but surprise, surprise, surprise, we
had 73 actual RSVP's. Good thing the Casey's have the room to
accommodate that many people, plus the 16 cars entered for the
Charlie Davis graciously volunteered to head up the concours
and he divided the cars into 2 groups. The Blue Class and the
Prestigious Orange Class. He had a very secretive and highly
technical method for this, but he wouldn't divulge it. The results
are as follows:
The Blue Class
1st, with 12 votes, Richard Cross, Red 1964 356 Coupe
2nd, with 11 votes, Michelle DeJong, Tangerine 1974 911T Coupe
3rd, with 10 votes, Fred Pretzer, Red 1965 356 Cab
Relaxing by the pool.
The great water balloon toss.
Richard Cross and friend by his 1st place 356 Coupe.
The Orange Class
1st, with 13 votes, Hiram Saunders, Red 1995 993 Cab
2nd, with 11 votes, (tie) Chuck Blum, Silver 1994 928
2nd, with 11 votes, (tie) Ed Mayo, Metallic Green 1971 911T
The Saunders and their 1st place 993 Cab.
My personal favorite was the very beautiful Silver 1994 928
GTS and Chuck even let me sit in the car. It was all I could do to
not start it up and take it for a spin!! All the other cars were
beautiful as well, but I have a huge soft spot for 928 GTSs, especially
when it's a five speed. Thanx Chuck!
Wendy Shoffit headed up the games for the little ones and
some of the big ones too. We started with a water balloon toss
which was great fun. Mike DeJong and his daughter Emily were
partners and both did very well, until Mike threw the ball to
Emily and she couldn't catch it. I was standing next to her and
saw her bottom lip start to tremble, so I said, "that's ok" and she
looked up at me with tears in her eyes and said "I couldn't reach
it" I just wanted to hug her, but of course she ran to her Daddy
in tears. Maybe next year Emily! The winners, for the second year
in a row, were Joey and Jodi Berdis. I think someone else should
pick out their balloon for next year!
Hopefully the Casey's will be willing to host this event next
year, but if not, maybe some of the other members with a pool
and enough room to accommodate approximately 80 people, will
step up and volunteer. I know I look forward every year to this
Thanks Dave and Doris for a wonderful time.
Tires, Brakes, Wheels And Things That Go
Bump In The Night At The Race Track…
By Keith Olcha
So an instructor, who shall remain nameless, spins out at
Motorsport Ranch in the June Drivers Education event. He
comes in to the black flag station and we chat. Later in the day he
come up to me and says: "Good news. I know why I spun. My
right rear tire had 51 pounds of air pressure in it!" Well that's just
dandy. The tire is rated for a maximum of 44 pounds, and in a
911 of that particular weight, he should have had about 41
pounds hot in the rear tires after a run session. Another instructor,
who also shall remain nameless, corded two Hoosier DOT racing
tires by running them under-inflated for two run sessions. You’d
think instructors would know better. Well, they did once, and
then they got lazy. Fortunately nothing happened with either
driver or their cars, but it never hurts to review safety items again.
Let's remember three very important areas of safety:
1) Proper tire inflation, tread surface wear, and lug nut torque
2) Brake fluid level, cleanliness, and air-bleeding
3) Brake pad and rotor wear.
Safety belts, seats, and airbags work after you get into trouble.
The three items above, when properly maintained, keep you out
of trouble. The four tires on your car, and the palm-sized contact
patch they maintain with the ground is all that connects your car
to the track. It's not a relationship to abuse. Let's start with item
number one above- the tires. Tires are filled with air, and it's this
air which maintains the tires structure and conformity to the
road. The tread contact patch rubber creates friction against the
road surface that allows acceleration, braking, and turning to
occur. Air pressure varies greatly with outside temperature and
heat generated from the friction. You should check your tire
pressure at least twice per day, once first thing in the morning,
and again after lunch.
Street tires generally should have 2-3 pounds more than the
factory pressure when cold before a run session under the theory
that they need to be stiff to avoid rolling over on their edges, and
that they will increase 4-6 PSI during a 25 minute run session.
Keith Olcha and his RS America.
However, if the rear factory recommendation plus 2-3 pounds
would exceed the maximum inflation (found by reading the tire
sidewall) don't add air to the rear tires. Also, most manufacturers
recommend high under steer-inducing pressure differentials
between front and rear tires. A good example is my Boxster. The
factory pressure is 29 Front, and 36 rear. On the track, that would
have the rear about 42 pounds in hot weather after a 25-30
minute run session.
I, along with others, have found that with street tires starting
at front 32 pounds (3 lbs over as mentioned above) and rears at
about 34 PSI works very well with minimal sidewall rollover and
decreases under steer.
With DOT track-tires such as Kumhos, Hoosiers, and
Yokohamas, those manufacturers have specific pressure recommendations
that can be found on their websites, or The Tire
Rack's website. For example on a 911- a Kumho V700 Victoracer
should be 1 pound for every 100 lbs in the front and 2 pounds
more in the rear. So if your 911 is 3000 pounds, a cold inflation
starting recommendation is 30 pounds in each front tire and 32
pounds in the rear. Kumhos like a hot maximum pressure of
36-39 pounds. So depending upon your driving style, the track,
and outside temperature in that same 911 above, you might start
28 F 30 R or 32 F 34 R for the desired outcome—but not 51 pounds!
Lug nuts should be torqued to 90 lb-ft. There's no need to
discuss why tires need to stay on the car, is there? And what about
the second item, brake fluid? Brake fluid is the hydraulic fluid
that converts foot pedal pressure through vacuum assist (in most
all newer street cars) into caliper and drum pad pressure so the
rotors/drums slow down. Where does all that momentum or
movement of the wheel turning go? It turns into heat and goes
into the air, the rotor, the tire, wheels, and the brake calipers.
After several minutes of heat, it is easy to boil the accumulated
moisture (water boils 212 degrees) that has been absorbed by the
brake fluid in the caliper. Once that happens the resulting boiled
water yields air bubbles, which creates space and thus the dreaded
"soft, ineffective" brake pedal. The only solution is to brake
less and let the brakes cool down and "bleed" off the air-bubbled
fluid in the calipers. How do you keep your brake fluid fresh so
that doesn't happen? Bleed the brakes twice per year with fresh
fluid and keep your master-cylinder topped up with fresh fluid.
What about brake pads and rotors? You can use up an entire
set of pads in one weekend DE at a track. Always start with more
than _ pad material remaining. Change your rotors every 2-3 sets
of pads, or better yet—measure them for acceptable remaining
thickness. Porsche has very clear specs for that. On some rotors,
it's stamped right on the rotor.
So check your car over after every run session, for tire cuts
and abrasions. Brake fluid and pad wear twice per day, and
inflation pressures twice or three times per day. And have fun.
By the time you read this we will be accepting registration forms
for our September Drivers ED at Motorsport Ranch.
By Lanean Hughes
Last month was a busy time for deliveries to Hope. Thanks
to John Garcia & Bill Kasdorf for helping to take two truck loads
to the shelter. On the way, we stopped at The Porsche Store (see
pic), which was a great place for Barney Barnes to transfer a
washing machine to John’s truck. The Porsche Store has always
been very helpful to us and has offered us many services. We really
appreciate the friendly folks there.
A special thank you goes out to those members who are calling
and making the trip to the shelter on their own. The staff so
appreciates your donations, and the opportunity to thank you
personally. Keep up the good work Mavericks!
Bill Kasdorf and John Garcia delivering the goods to the shelter.
John Garcia and Barney Barnes loading up a washer at The Porsche Store.
Hope offering a “Pay Back”!
At the Mineral Wells Reunion Event (TT#5 & AX#5), being
held the weekend of August 25 & 26, our friends and families at
the Hope Shelter will provide us with a Picnic Dinner on
Saturday evening the 25th at the track. They are excited to have
an opportunity to say thank you to the many Mavericks and their
friends for the support given to them. Look for the ad on page 3,
and let us know if you are coming. Hope to see you in “Hot
Mineral Wells, Texas”. Remember you pass through Cool, Texas
before arriving, that should lower your temperature some!
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How To Get Involved In YOUR Club
by Wendy Shoffit
I assume if you’re reading this article, you
want to get involved. There’s only one way to
begin – show up. You can choose to come to
scheduled fun events or you can dive right in
to the board meetings. These meetings are
held monthly, with dinner and drinks provided.
Dates and location are listed in Slipstream
and on our webpage (www.pca.org/mav).
Board meetings are always open to all members – just show up
and join in the discussion. You will be welcome.
One of the most important things to do when wanting to
help in any organization is to first WATCH and LISTEN. See
what people are doing. Hear why they are taking that particular
approach. If you see something you would like to help with,
offer to help them in a way they would like you to. THEN you
can make educated, helpful suggestions if a change is needed.
Communication is the key.
If you are someone who has come out to an event, helped
do some of the “grunt” work, and THEN made suggestions,
your opinions will be significantly more credible and your
suggestions will be taken more seriously. Educate yourself
about the process before you look to revamp it. There is usually
(but not always) a perfectly logical reason why something
is being done the way it is.
If you offer your help and the organizer politely says,
“Well, there’s really not much you can do right now.
Everything is taken care of,” don’t despair. You have probably
come into the process a bit late and everything has already
been delegated. It’s nothing personal. At that point, offer your
help for the NEXT event and make sure early on that the event
chairman knows you are available. Please don’t assume that
since you said, “Sure, I’ll help” four weeks/months/years ago
that he or she will remember to call on you.
Make your presence known and re-affirm your commitment
to volunteer your time, services, or other resources. If
you don’t know whom to contact to volunteer, just call one of
the board members listed on page 4 of every Slipstream. If
he/she doesn’t know, you will eventually be directed to someone
who does know. As a final resort, you can volunteer to the
current President (James Shoffit). He is the one who makes
appointments to particular committees. Be consistent and be
visible. Let us know your talents and we will hopefully put
them to work!
Finally, when the time comes (and it may be immediate)
for you to help out, please be there. If you say you will do
something, do it. Be someone who can be counted on and you
will be treasured. MRPCA is run solely on volunteers. Not a
single person is paid for their time or energy. Without people
like you to become one of the “doers” by giving of yourself, we
would be nowhere. Please make the choice to volunteer and
let’s give some of the people who have been doing this for years
a little chance to rest. They deserve it!
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that is unmatched in the Metroplex. When you trust your car to us, you will have the
peace of mind that it will be serviced correctly the first time. Every time.
We strongly believe in access to those who will actually work on your car. Our
technicians are available in person, by phone, and even by pager if you have questions
or need timely information about your car.
Our clean shop, well-stocked parts department, and comfortable waiting room ensure
that you and your car will get the kind of service you deserve. Maintained tools and
equipment. Clean cars. We are meticulous about details.
Our parts department is also second to none. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in
finding that necessary part or after-market option you require. We are an authorized dealer
for high-performance Recaro seating, Yokohama Tires, Bilstein Shocks, Bosch, and many
others. This ensures that whether you are a casual driver or an enthusiast who needs race
prep assistance, Nine-Eleven has the experience and knowledge to keep your car running
at peak performance.
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We are conveniently located near the intersection of Stemmons and LBJ Freeways
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Attention 550 Spyder Owners:
Mark Your Calendars Now!
The 2002 356 Registry East Coast Holiday will
be held April 11-14, 2002 in Charleston, South
Carolina at the prestigious Middelton Place
Plantation. The event planners are trying to set a
record for the most 550 Spyders in one place at
one time. If you own a Spyder, or are a Spyder
fan, you won’t want to miss this event!
For more information:
email Mike Duck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1118 S. Airport Circle, #120
Euless, Texas 76040
Metro (817) 540-0712
Member Automobile Service Association
Porsche 356, a largely hand-made automobile, is the original
Porsche manufactured in Germany between 1948 and 1965. The
356 Registry is an owners group organized to preserve and enjoy
the original Porsche. There will be several hundred of these vintage
sports cars at the above event. The 550 Spyder is the racing version
of the Porsche 356, renowned as an excellent racer in the 1950’s.
THE PORSCHE STORE
5930 W. PLANO PARKWAY
PLANO, TX 75093
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
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Carrollton, TX 75010
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923 Amanda Drive
Mansfield, TX 76063
Coppell, TX 75019
John & Sonya Biggers
2035 Wanderlust Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067
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204 Madison Square
Colleyville, TX 76034
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5724 Clarendon Drive
Plano, TX 75093
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1321 Blairwood Drive
Flower Mound, TX 75028
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P.O. Box 38413
Dallas, TX 75238
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1208 Chinkapin Place
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5300 Colonial Drive
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7208 Glenview Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76180
Me Glen & Beverly Martin
5825 Cypress Pt.
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Brian & Vickie Mundhenk
7105 Romford Way
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
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4 Alameda Circle
Wylie, TX 75098
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Dallas, TX 75287
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5001 Village Court
Dallas, TX 75248
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Irving, TX 75032
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Bryan & Patricia Henderson, Bedford
Michael H. & Kay Mead,Carrollton
Phil & Myra, Migicovsky, Dallas
David & Carolyn Sacks, Dallas
Richard A. Vorwerk, Dallas
Paul Von Heeder, Dallas
(Affiliate member of Bill Nelson)
David Reynoldson,Grand Prairie
(Affiliate member of Warren Kline),
Robert and Kelli Yonker, Dallas
Bill and Sharon Dawson, Cedar Hill
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 email@example.com 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
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1985 944 Guards Red/Black Leather Interior, 175K miles, 2nd owner past
13 yrs, all records since new – serviced at Porsche Store and Louden. New
clutch, starter, shocks, brakes, battery, Michelin tires and alignment past
18 months. Alpine CD; sport seats, very cold air. Excellent condition.
$4800. Call Mike (214) 762-0652.(1)
1981 911 SC Coupe Zinc metallic with tan leather. Power sun roof,
window and mirrors. A/C, 3.0 motor, 16” Fuchs, excellent condition.
128K miles. $11,000 obo. Call Mario Omoss at 817-488-5787. (1)
1996 993 twin turbo, 530 horsepower, polar silver with black leather.
Upgraded exhaust,kkt24 turbos,intercooler and rollcage.The dials,brake
calipers and intercooler have been custom painted to match the car.
Aluminum shifter and brake, cd 6-year extended warranty and lowjack
tracking system. 21,600 miles. $105,000 obo. Photo by e-mail upon
request. Scott Cunningham wk: 9724735917 or hm: 9726127191 (1)
Factory C2/4 bra (964 body) like new $50. Factory cup mirror bras
(92-98) like new $15. Set of factory metal centercaps silver w/ black
crests off phone dial wheels,fair cond $20. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 972-278-6767. (1)
1972 911 T coupe, owned since 1981. 68,000 original miles, new paint
(glass out, trim off) in Aubergine (original color!). Tan interior, factory
alloys, Euro headlites. Email photos available. $9,900. Always garaged
and covered. Bob Reich (214) 691-8686 days, (972) 934-1049 eves. (1)
1988 911 Coupe, Pristine. #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. Cold AC. All records back to window
sticker. Flawless example inside and out, meticulously maintained. Kids’
tuition forces reluctant sale at $31,900. Brian Hurst, (214) 978-3075,
email@example.com. E-mail for photos. (2)
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. (2)
Toyota 4 Runner Limited, white, lthr, loaded, 40K, $28,000 obo. Jud
Arnold 817-777-3785 or 817-763-0609. (2)
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. $20K.
Contact Steve Fallon 972-239-6969. (2)
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. Excellent condition. Accident free 49k miles. Asking $43,000.
Georges Michaud 972-867-0833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.(2)
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 email@example.com (3)
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
983 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. (3)
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. Call Craig at (972) 789-7685 (W),
(817) 370-9319 (H) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (3)
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