Slipstream - September 2002

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Volume 40, September 2002, Issue 9

Departments

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

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

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

Because I Said So (Editor’s)..........................................8

Maverick Minutes..........................................................8

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

“Moonlight at the Oasis” Happy Hour .......................2

Board Meeting ................................................................2

Autocross #5....................................................................2

Exotic Feline Tour...........................................................3

Porsche Lunches .............................................................5

Tech Session at Park Place .............................................6

Boxstoberfest...................................................................7

DE at Motorsport Ranch.............................................11

Swap Meet .....................................................................11

914 SIG Mid US Ramble.............................................11

Club Racing School......................................................13

Deep in the Heart of Texas Charity Gala ..................13

American LeMans Report ...........................................14

Tour to Eureka Springs................................................23

Southwest Airlines Classic Car Show.........................23

Past Event Recaps

Happy Hour at Mondo’s ...............................................9

Time Trial #4 & AX #4.................................................20

Boxster Boulevard Tech Session .................................23

Miscellaneous

Trivia Contest..................................................................3

Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder (Part 2/3)...........12

Shift Rod Coupler Replacement.................................17

The Making of a Track Car.........................................19

Nominating Committee..............................................26

New Member Photos...................................................26

Day September - Events

4 Board Meeting (p. 2)

7-8 Lone Star DE @ TWS

11 Charity Gala (p. 13)

14 Autocross #5 (Pennington) (p. 2)

17 Plano & Bedford Lunches (p. 5)

19 Happy Hour (p. 2)

21-22 DE @ Motorsport Ranch (p. 11)

24 Addison Lunch

27 Southwest Air. Classic Car Show (p. 23)

28 Exotic Feline Tour (p. 3)

Day October - Events

5-6 Time Trial #5 and 6

9 Board Meeting

11-13 Club Racing School (Hallett) (p. 13)

15 Plano & Bedford Lunches

17 Happy Hour

Photography

Dennis Chamberlain,

Michael Wingfield, Doug Molny,

Bill & Marilyn Stafford, Mike Bridges,

Bill Dugan, & Bob Bianconi

Cover Photo

Having a little fun with Barbie, Ken,

and her two Porsches. Ken is lucky

that Barbie is so generous!

Photo by Wendy & James Shoffit

Day October - Events (cont.)

19 Autocross (MW)

*26* Swap Meet (p. 11)

29 Addison Lunch

31-11/3 914 SIG Mid US Ramble (p. 11)

Day November - Events

1-3 Tour to Eureka Springs (p. 23)

1-3 Boxstoberfest (p. 7)

2 Charity Autocross (Pennington)

6 Board Meeting

9 Founder’s Day

16 Lone Star DE @ TWS

19 Plano & Bedford Lunches

21 Happy Hour

23 Tour to Winnsboro

26 Addison Lunch

Day December - Events

7 Holiday Party

11 Board Meeting

17 Plano & Bedford Lunches

19 Happy Hour

31 Addison Lunch

Celebrate

Labor

Day

Thanks!

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2002 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents

ARK-LA-TEX

Bob Kelley (Shirley)

h- 318-635-2617

bkelley968@aol.com

COASTAL BEND

Peter Kendig (Cindy)

h-361-853-5350

peter@carczar.nu

LONE STAR

Stan Wenger (Janelle)

h- 713-467-0453

Stan.R.Wenger@conoco.com

MARDI GRAS

Brad Bradford (Sandra)

h- 504-835-7874

sandrahh@pipeline.com

OZARK

Bud Thurman (Phyllis)

h- 501-666-7486

arsailor@aristotle.net

WAR BONNET

Steele Ford (Genie)

h- 405-954-5203

blusteele@yahoo.com

ZONE 5 REP

Jan Mayo (Ed)

h- 817-595-4651

jlmayo@celanese.com

CIMARRON

John McDermott (Erin)

h- 918-747-6840

johnanderin2@home.com

HILL COUNTRY

Dan Germain

h- 512-426-8695

dang@mip.com

LONGHORN

Ron McAtee (Phyllis)

h- 210-654-6639

roncarrera88@aol.com

MAVERICK

James Shoffit (Wendy)

h-972-506-7449

james@shoffit.com

OZARK MOUNTAIN

Leslie Morse (Margee)

h- 501-530-1537

therainmeister@netscape.net

WHISKEY BAY

Ray Quick

mercuray1@yahoo.com

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September 19

“Moonlight at the Oasis”

The Oasis on Joe Pool Lake

5700 Lakeridge Pkwy in Grand Prairie

(817) 640-7676

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2002 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs

Maverick Region President

James Shoffit

W - (972) 506-7449

H - (972) 506-7449

president@mavpca.org

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. 2001 PCA Family of

the Year. He owns a ‘90 911 C4 Cab and a ‘78

911 SC.

Vice-President

Eric Erz

H - (972) 396-2900

vicepresident@mavpca.org

122 Estelle Lane

Lucas, TX 75002

Eric has been a member since 1997. He is

active in many types of events. He currently

owns a '72 911E targa, and a '87 Turbo Look

targa.

Secretary

Andy Mears

W - (214) 360-9221

H - (940) 321-8683

secretary@mavpca.org

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

treasurer@mavpca.org

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.

Joe was the 2001 Selcer Memorial award winner.

He 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 is the editor

of Slipstream and has won the Selcer

Memorial Award. 2001 Porsche Club Family

of the Year. 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

Cody Sears

W - (214) 357-7000.

H - (817) 540-1076

ax@mavpca.org

Safety

Joe McGlohen

W - (817) 366-1678

H - (817) 861-2792

retread@ix.netcom.com

Managing Newsletter Editor

Wendy Shoffit

H - (972) 506-7449

editor@mavpca.org

Goodie Store

Dee & John Lersch

W - (214) 697-3291

DeeLersch@compuserve.com

Time Trials

Bill Dugan

H - (817) 265-0704 (


Prez Says

by James Shoffit, Maverick Region President

Unfortunately, I am prohibited from talking

too much about Parade in this issue – next month is

the full writeup about all the fun we had. But I can

tell the story of us getting up there and back.

1,800 miles of driving – each way -- with a 5

year old in the car. Who would have thought it could

go so smoothly? No flats, no tickets, no trailer

problems to speak of. Ok, so the running lights on

the trailer didn’t work, but since we always stopped around 7:00 PM

for the night, that posed no problem at all.

Jasmine handled the trip very well. She had her toys, her games, a

PlayStation II, DVD player, VCR, and plenty of books to read. She

proved her stamina on the trip up when we arrived in Trinidad,

Colorado after driving over 600 miles. When asked if she wanted to get

out of the car for a while or drive another hour and a half to get to

Pueblo, she exclaimed, “Let’s keep on going, Daddy!”

The trip up took 3 days. I had budgeted 4 days, since I wanted to

go several of the places I had lived as a child. Day 1 brought us to

Pueblo, and Day 2 started so early that we took a quick detour through

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. What amazing scenery! And

all of those tight mountain roads (include a complete turnaround on

a 2-lane road) with a Porsche on a trailer behind our Expedition!

Back on the memory tour, we stopped briefly in Rawlins,

Wyoming, and found the exact place I used to live. What a dump!

Then on to Rock Springs to find the mountain I used to climb

as a child. I had no idea if I was remembering things accurately or

not (childhood memories are often a little askew), but as we

approached the general area, I spotted the mountain, nearly exactly as

I remembered it from so long ago. We drove right up to the base and

found some of the places I used to play.

The final memory stop on Day 2 was in Evanston, Wyoming. We

lived there twice when I was a kid. My dad worked in seismograph and

hunted all over Wyoming and Utah for oil reserves, so we traveled

around quite a bit. I found where I used to live, and my best friend’s

house – an enchanting, magical Victorian house that had three stories

and a secret passageway from the kitchen all the way to the attic. And

a silver-leaf maple in the front yard that had doubled in size.

Then we went by my elementary school. I couldn’t find a single

thing that had changed since I attended Kindergarten, and later 3rd

and 4th grades there. It was exactly as I remembered it. A sign on the

door said it had closed, but no mention of when it ceased operation.

There were only 5 classrooms in the building, and most classes had

about 10-15 kids each. Amazing how little had changed.

Day 3 took us to the Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake,

then to the Great Salt Lake, and the Bonneville Salt Flats. Jasmine

scraped up some salt to show her friends back in Texas. (No, I didn’t

pull the Porsche off the trailer and try to find the top speed – our home

tracks are plenty capable of extracting every ounce of performance out

of my car).

Twin Falls, Idaho was one of the biggest surprises. We drove

through the town wondering what all the fuss was about. Then we saw

a big bridge up ahead. We had no idea that it was hundreds of feet wide

and hundreds of feet down to the valley below! The lush vegetation in

the basin was just amazing. Many spectacular pictures were taken there

as well.

Now that everyone is sound asleep, I suppose I should talk about

what a great vacation going to Parade can be – great for the whole

family! Our family certainly enjoys the outings, and since Parade

moves around from place to place, we get to see a new part of the

country each year.

Locally, we have a few events coming up quickly. The Board

meeting has been moved up to September 4th. Our autocross

season resumes September 14th – THIS IS A SATURDAY – at

Pennington Field in Bedford. On the 17th, we have our Porsche

Lunches at the Good Eats in Bedford and Plano. The Happy Hour

on the 19th is our Second Annual Moonlight At The Oasis on Joe

Pool Lake in Grand Prairie. Bring bikes, rollerblades, jogging shoes,

or just relax (like I will).

Then on the weekend of the 21st of September, we will be having

our Drivers’ Education event at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson,

sponsored by Boardwalk Porsche (formerly The Porsche Store). Come

on out and watch if you want to find out what all the fuss is about!

Last but not least, the Exotic Feline Tour will be on September

18th. See page 3 for all the details.

We’ve got something for everyone, so come on out, and join

the fun!

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Because I Said So

by Wendy Shoffit, Editor

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since

the terrorist attacks on September 11th of last

year. So much has happened this year. I’m sure

the media will be inundating us with a recap of it

all, so I certainly won’t get into it here. All of this,

however, makes me want to hug my family a little

longer and a little tighter. I would imagine you feel

the same way.

I have enjoyed putting this issue together. I am finally catching

up with printing all the wonderful articles so many people have provided

to me. I still have a few more to go, but I’m getting there! I hope

you enjoy the variety of articles and authors in this issue. Since I’m

running out of other articles…you know what you need to do. *grin*

As James mentioned, Parade coverage will be seriously limited

this month. I want to include it all in next month. It was quite a trip!

The pictures and stories are wonderful. Maybe I’ll get two months in

a row where publishing Slipstream is a lot of fun. Not that it’s ever not

fun… it’s just ‘extry’ this time!

As others talk about the Maverick events, I’d like to draw your

attention to a few non-Maverick ones. First up, on Wed. September

11th, the Speedway Children’s Charities are hosting a “Deep in the

Heart of Texas” gala at Texas Motor Speedway. This could be your

opportunity to meet an IRL driver and do a good thing for

charity. See page 13 for all the details or contact Lanean Hughes at

(972) 484-3040 or Lhughes@fmstech.com.

Maverick Minutes

by Andy Mears, Secretary

The regular monthly Board Meeting was held

on August 7, 2002 at the home of James and

Wendy Shoffit. The meeting was preceded by

dinner and a fresh-made dessert.

The meeting was brought to order at 7:00 PM

but with no particular agenda except what notes

James had jotted down just minutes before the meeting

started. First up was the official announcement

that Maverick Region’s bid to host the 2004 PCA National Parade was

accepted from the many bids, read as few. Despite the competition, we

were selected to host the next three Parades as well….just kidding. The

team lead by Jan Mayo created an impressive presentation.

Next up was a recap of the many awards won by Mavericks at

Parade 2002, look for the article in next month’s issue.

Dennis Chamberlain gave an update of the last happy hour and

the plans for the few remaining happy hours left this year. Check the calendar

and come out and share a round of drinks and dinner with the

same folks that share your passion for Porsches.

Teri Davis reminded everyone that Maverick Retreat/Round-up

weekend is this month and that they need to make their reservations

ASAP.

Autocross chair, Cody Sears, updated us on the upcoming

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Another event you might have missed (page 23) is the Southwest

Airlines 4th Annual CNS Classic Ride show on Fri. September 27th.

It looks like it will be a hoot!

There is so much going on that I would find it hard believe that

you could ever be bored! That’s one thing I’m so thankful for PCA.

There is always something going on.

On a final note, BIG GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS to

Lanean Hughes! After getting advice from several members, putting

up with endless teasing from even more members, she finally found

her Porsche, a 1987 944 Turbo (previously belonging to Don

Meredith). She held true to her belief that when the right car came

along, she would know. Now she can actually come to PORSCHE

club events in her PORSCHE. Congrats again…you deserve it!

Lanean and “Red Hot Red”

autocrosses on September 14th to be held in-town at Pennington Field

and October 19th in Mineral Wells. Also Bill Dugan, Time Trial chair,

updated us on the upcoming two-day time trial October 5th and 6th.

An important discussion was held regarding Slipstream costs,

including postage rates, advertising rates and circulation numbers.

A motion was passed that advertising rates should be raised after the

advertising chair researches how much is an acceptable amount to be

competitive with other similar publications. All advertisers will be given

ample notice before any rate increases go into effect.

Lanean Hughes presented the list of nominees for the 2003 elected

board seats. For President, Keith Olcha; Vice President, Noby Takahashi;

Secretary, Mimi Spreen; and Treasurer, Bob Knight. The ballot for

election will appear in the October Slipstream.

The meeting was closed at 8:23 PM. The next board meeting is

scheduled for September 4 at the same time and location.

Maverick Region PCA Board

Meetings are held once a month.

The meetings are open to all PCA members and

your suggestions and opinions are welcome.

And there’s free food!

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Happy Hour At Mondo’s

by Tinker Edwards

Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain,

Dee Lersch, and Mark Gluck

The July happy hour took us to

Mondo’s in the Galleria area,

and I believe this is was our

third happy hour there. They have a

very eclectic menu, a great list of

wines by the glass, plenty of Porsche

parking, and space to mingle.

Mondo’s holds a special spot

in Dennis Chamberlain’s heart,

without even taking the food into consideration. Imagine

attending your first Porsche event, before even taking delivery of

your new Porsche, to find out from John Hrad that, yes, his

Boxster S was on the truck that had arrived at the Porsche Store

that day! This was May of 2000. Well, you just had to be there to

see the grin on Dennis’ face, which lasted the whole evening.

Come to think of it, he’s still grinning.

...to see the grin on Dennis’face ...

This happy hour had 42 members, including new members

John and Dorothy Teichgraeber, Ty Staviski, and Michael Scott

Rankin. Long time member Jack Griffin was attending his first

happy hour, and so was Pat Benson, who drove across town from

the Ft. Worth area. Also, George Edwards was attending for his

first time. We must’ve really enjoyed visiting with old and new

members because Dennis had a very hard time getting us to sit

down for dinner. He later told me he was getting excited just

thinking about the shrimp and spinach ravioli, which is the same

dish he ordered that night in 2000. It has become some kind of a

tradition for him.

We finally did sit down, later than normal, with most of the

members staying for dinner.

The next Happy Hour is the annual “Moonlight at the Oasis”,

at the Oasis Restaurant on Joe Pool Lake. Hope to see you there.

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

John and Dorothy Teichgraeber

Michael Scott Rankin

Ty Staviski and Tom Snodgrass

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Driver Education At MotorSport Ranch

Sept. 21-22, 2002 Sponsored by:

Spectators and Volunteers are Always Welcome!

Maverick Region invites you to our PCA Driver

Education event at Motorsport Ranch, www.motorsportranch.com,

located in Cresson, Texas on highway 377,

16 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Novices are encouraged

and will be provided comprehensive instruction.

All cars must be inspected for track worthiness (tech)

prior to the event. Tech locations, dates, and forms,

along with further information will be sent with your

acceptance package but also look for DE information on

the Maverick Region web site www.pca.org/mav/DE.

Join us for a cookout Saturday evening (moved from

Friday) back at the track after the event at 7:00pm. If it’s

too hot, we will go inside the newly completed

(with SpeedChannel) upstairs clubhouse, which holds

150 people.

Clean up at your hotel or right at the track (showers

and plenty of hot water). There will be beer and soft

drinks included as well. Please let us know below if

you’ll join us Saturday, and the $10.00 per person covers

everything.

This is our last racetrack event for 2002.

Spectators are welcome and volunteers are treasured!

www.pca.org/mav/DE

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Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder - Part 2: Removal

By Michael Wingfield

Photo by Michael Wingfield

Last time in Part One of this series, we identified a leaking

hydraulic clutch master cylinder, gathered up our tools, and

purchased the necessary replacement parts. Looking ahead,

replacing the hydraulic clutch master cylinder has three phases:

1. Clutch Master cylinder removal

2. Clutch Master cylinder installation

3. Bleed the clutch system

This time, in Part Two of this three-part series, we will remove

the hydraulic clutch master cylinder. Part Three will conclude the

series by covering installation and bleeding the system.

Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder – Part Two: Removal

Clutch Master Cylinder Removal

1. Remove hoses and other components within the engine

compartment that block access to the clutch master cylinder. In

my case, this included several vacuum lines, assorted hoses, and

regulators to which the lines and hoses attach. Even with the

removal of these items, the cylinder remains rather well hidden,

but accessible behind one of the main wiring harnesses. Figure 3

shows the placement of the clutch master cylinder behind the

wiring harness. Again the easiest way to locate the clutch master

cylinder is to follow the fluid feed blue hose from the brake

reservoir. Within Figure 3, label “A” identifies the fluid feed blue

hose from the brake reservoir. The dotted line rectangle indicates

the placement of the clutch master cylinder behind one of the

main wiring harnesses.

Figure 3

2. Clamp off the fluid feed blue hose from the brake fluid

reservoir. I used needle nose vice grips to pinch the hose, placing

the vice grips near the brake fluid reservoir in order to leave as

much access room as possible close to the clutch master cylinder.

Don’t worry about damaging the hose by crimping it flat. You

bought a replacement hose in Part One (didn’t you?).

3. Loosen the hose clamp attaching the fluid feed blue hose to

the top of the clutch master cylinder.

4. Remove the fluid feed blue hose from the top of the clutch

master cylinder and fold out of the way. Note that a small

amount of brake fluid will drip from the hose, but is easily caught

with a small piece of paper towel. Since the hose is pinched (step

2 above), only the fluid still in the hose will drip. Note: the small

plastic fitting connecting the hose to the clutch master cylinder

may break or come out of the clutch master cylinder rather than

slip out of the hose. It may be easier to just pull the hose with the

plastic fitting still attached, free from the clutch master cylinder

...follow the fluid feed blue hose from the

brake reservoir . . .

rather than pull the hose off the fitting. Since the new replacement

clutch master cylinder has a new fitting, this is not an issue.

5. Disconnect the high-pressure line from the forward end of

the clutch master cylinder. A brake-line wrench works best here

since you do not want to round off the head of the line nut. Use

care to not bend the line, but gently push it aside, toward the

center of the car. The line does not need to move far to allow the

clutch master cylinder room. Cap off the end of the line with a

rubber cap or catch the dripping fluid. Only a small amount of

fluid will drip from the line since it feeds the clutch slave cylinder

below the line.

6. Cap off the open line end of the clutch master cylinder.

The plastic plug that ships on the new master cylinder works

well here to prevent fluid

from leaking out of the clutch

master cylinder.

7. Loosen the lock nut on

the pushrod where it attaches

to the clutch pedal clevis in the

interior foot well. This step

requires some creative body

contortions as you work

upside down in the foot well.

Figure 4 illustrates the

pushrod lock nut tight

against the clutch pedal clevis.

Within Figure 4, label “A”

identifies the lock nut; label

“B” identifies the pushrod.

The clutch master cylinder

bellows can be seen on the

right end of the pushrod.

Figure 4

8. Unscrew the push rod

from the clutch pedal clevis. This will free the pushrod for

removal with the clutch master cylinder.

9. Remove the clutch master cylinder mounting nuts and

spring washers from the firewall attachment bolts inside the

engine bay. A 12-inch socket extension and universal joint aid in

the removal of the nuts. Likewise, having a magnetic socket to

hold the nut and a washer will prevent you from searching for

dropped parts.

Photo by Michael Wingfield

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Photo by Michael Wingfield

10. Remove the clutch master cylinder, pulling the bellows

and pushrod through the firewall.

11. Remove the paper gasket from the firewall. Figure 5

shows the opening in the firewall (illustrated by the arrow) after

removing the clutch master cylinder and gasket.

This concludes Part Two of this series. Next time, in Part

Three, we install a new hydraulic clutch master cylinder, and

bleed the clutch system.

Club Racing School

By Gary Bernard

Cimarron Region in cooperation with PCA National will be

conducting a first ever National Club Racing School at the

Octoberfast Club Race and Driver Education at Hallett,

October 11-13.

This event will include classroom and track sessions that

focus on teaching race specific techniques and skills. We're not

just talking about the basics of high performance driving here.

The course will be fairly in-depth and have low student-toinstructor

ratios. It will include written evaluations and instructed

track sessions specific to racing, and more. Upon successful

completion of the course, students will receive race credit and

have the option of running in Sunday’s enduro event.

If you know of a potential driver in your area that may be

interested in this program, please make them aware of it. More

information and event registration forms can be found on our

website at http://www.pca.org/cim.

Entry into this group will be limited and early registration

(postmarked by 9/13/02) is required! For more information, visit

www.pca.org/cim or contact event registrar, Christy Thomas, by

phone at 918-622-9123 or by e-mail at autoexam@cox.net.

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American LeMans Report

By Bill and Marilyn Stafford

When we arrived at the NEW Sears Point International

Raceway this year for the Fosters Lager Grand Prix of

Sonoma, I thought I was at the wrong track.

As I mentioned in last year’s article about the ongoing construction,

it’s different. This year, NASCAR style Grandstands have been built

along the main straight and all of the above ground bleachers are

gone. Everything has been built into the hillsides. They say that

wherever you sit, you can see 80% of the track. It’s amazing what a 50

million dollar renovation can do. Unfortunately, moving the bleachers

into the ground required the removal of most of the trees that used to

be around the outside of the track giving the track a more sterile look.

The ALMS “for the fans” slogan is more than just that. This year

they have added a series of three lights on the sides of the cars so that

anyone unable to hear the track announcer (that’s everyone, during

the races) can tell the lead cars. If one light is on, that car is leading its

respective class, two lights is second, etc. No lights usually means “not

in the running”, unexpected incidents, or Lucas electrics. They have also

added the ability of the drivers to speak on their radio to the crowd

during the race as well as a “Helmet” cam that can be seen on television.

Driver comments on new track layout

Andy Pilgrim (#4 Corvette C5-R) did not mind the changes. He

stated that they did take away some of the over-taking spots, and you

have to follow the leader through 3 corners. James Weaver (#16 R&S

MKIIIA/Lincoln) stated that it is probably safer, but the NASCAR

kink at turn 7 was creating a traffic jam. David Donohue (#49 Panoz

LMP) said that the track changes were fantastic for the spectator, as

they get to see the whole back of the track and all the action. From

the driver’s standpoint, it is still bumpy, but not as harsh as it used to

be and no one gets airborne at the carousel any more. You can’t

please everybody.

The Race

The timing of this year’s event dictated that several of the big gun

LeMans Prototypes (LMP) factory teams would not show due to the

ongoing testing at LeMans for the 24 hour race in June. (The calendar

spot that Sears has had for the past few years has been taken by a new

Washington, D.C. event.) The Audi factory “borrowed” a two-year-old

car from Champion Porsche Audi of Florida because their new cars

were in France. Their thinking was hey, even if they didn’t win, there

was still a good chance that the new model Champion R8 would be

on the podium and Audi still sells cars on Monday. Cadillac chose to

concentrate on LeMans and did not show (the Champagne is better

in France anyway). Other LMP teams are just running a few events

this year, so it was Panoz and Audi as far as Factory cars go. Rob Dyson

was there with his Riley and Scott hot rod Lincoln and there were two

Lola EX257-AER MG’s that qualified 4th and 6th. (They really need a

shorter name.)

The race started in a drizzling rain and progressed to a downpour,

got colder and finished dry and warm. It seemed to suit the

Photo by Bill Stafford

Photo by Bill Stafford

Alex Job's #22 leads the Justin Jackson/Mike Fitzgerald

J3 Racing 911 GT3 RS

Kevin Buckler on his way to a second place finish in GT

Photo by Bill Stafford

Photo by Bill Stafford

911 GT3 RSes also have rears. This is at the end of the race.

Johnny Herbert in a new Audi R8 leads the Audi Factory entry

(Biela, Pirro, Capello) in a leased 2-year old model

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Panozes as they pretty much led the entire race finishing 1st and 3rd

with the Champion Audi in second place. In the GTS category, there

were only 6 entries. Two factory Corvette C-5R’s, Franz Konrads’

German team driving a Saleen S7R (nee Mustang), an Italian team

with a Ferrari 550 Maranello and two Vipers. The once invincible

Vipers have been penalized with so many restrictions that they just

aren’t competitive in the class anymore. Konrad has deserted Porsche

to campaign the Saleen. Co-driver Terry Borcheller was seen

communicating by hand signals to the German speaking Konrad

team. The GTS race was never close. The Corvettes driven by Ron

Fellows and Andy Pilgrim were never really challenged and finished

one & two. The apparent third place finisher was the Ferrari, but was

disqualified after the race (with no reason given), which gave the

points to the German Mustang. In the GT class (aka the Porsche class)

there were eleven cars on the grid and ten were 911GT3 RS’. This was

a good race with the two Alex Job cars pitted against the ever-stronger

Kevin Buckler Racers Group cars. Buckler was on the pole for the first

time ahead of the Job entries.

Pit Rat Notes

Johnny Herbert (former Formula 1 driver) was trying to do a

“Robbie Gordon” on Sunday. He was going to attempt to qualify

Sunday morning for the Indianapolis 500 and fly to Sonoma for the

ALMS race. Herbert said he was unable to secure an aircraft with

sufficient range and speed (the Corporate F-18 was busy) to allow the

Indy/Sears Point double. It’s been a lifelong ambition for Johnny to

compete at Indy but unfortunately the time available to accomplish

both feats was just too tight to make it work (contract clauses being

very unforgiving). Johnny co-piloted the Champion Audi to 2nd

place in LMP.

Kevin Buckler’s Racer’s Group has been invited to participate in

LeMans, but that necessitates big sacks of money as well as new

clothes and a funny hat. Pit rumor has it that the owner of Suncoast

Porsche is going to write the check. Apparently, their sponsorship of

the Racer’s Group has helped sales and increased Suncoasts’ allotment

of Porsches.

. . .doomed to watch pseudo cars with

carburetors turn left . . .

Human Interest

Earlier this spring Corvette drivers, Andy Pilgrim, Kelly Collins,

Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell spent five days visiting U.S. Navy

personnel in the Persian Gulf. The group visited military installations,

including an aircraft carrier. No word on lap times.

Finally

Friends and associates tell me that attendance, as well as

participation, is down about 50% at most of the small tracks in

California which are the training grounds for almost every type

racing in America. This could be due to the recession. However, the

number of people attending the NASCAR type events is growing and

the ALMS and GARRA series are suffering pronounced declining

attendance, and if you don’t believe me, look at the stands during the

televised races. Are we shooting ourselves in the foot here? Are we

doomed to watching pseudo cars with carburetors turn left and

racing without any semblance of reality? Support your local racetrack.

Go to an ALMS or GARRA race. They won’t be there forever.

Photo by Bill Stafford

Photo by Bill Stafford

Pole sitter Kevin Buckler's GT class 911 GT3 RS ahead

of Andy Pilgrim's Factory Corvette in the Carousel.

Jorg Bergmeister leaving a wake ahead of Larry

Schumacher/David Murry #99 911 GT3 RS

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Shift Rod Coupler Replacement

By Ted Glover

Is the shifting in your 911/912/930 more sloppy than usual for

a Porsche? Did you get into your Porsche and find you could

not shift into reverse? Well, the latter happened to me and the

first thought that went through my mind—after I said “dang-it”

was, “Great! My transmission is shot, it will cost a million dollars,

and I have a tour to go on!”

As I usually do when I have a problem for the first time, I ask

around to see if any other owners have had this same problem.

No sense in re-inventing the wheel when I can copy excellence.

After getting opinions ranging from maladjusted clutch to major

(read expensive) internal transmission problems, I decided to start

from the pedal box and work back towards the engine to start

eliminating possible problem areas.

Behind the front seats and under the carpet is a metal cover

secured to the tunnel by four Phillips head screws. Under this

cover is the shift rod coupler, which connects the shift rod,

which is connected to the gearshift lever, to the input shaft of the

transmission. The shift rod coupler allows you to engage a gear by

making it possible to push or pull or rotate the input shaft,

thereby letting you select a gear.

The weak links in this coupler are the two cheap plastic bushings

which connect the rod and the yoke. (Aftermarket suppliers

realize this and sell superior polyurethane.) Also available from

aftermarket suppliers are aircraft quality “precision” or “universal”

couplers, which will “eliminate slop,” give you “a more positive feel

of your transmission,” and allow you to “shift with confidence and

precision.” The problem with my coupler was a failure of one

(left side) of the plastic bushings, and this prevented engagement

of reverse gear. (My car is a 1977 930 with about 56,000 miles.)

Since I was doing this repair on a Saturday and needed the car

yesterday, I did not have time to order new bushings to rebuild the

coupler. A phone call to a local Porsche dealer revealed that the

coupler is indeed available and in stock. The price was less than

$100, which is pretty good for anything Porsche, but I do not think

plastic, mild steel, and coke bottle cap metallurgy will stand up as

long as the over-twice-the-price aircraft-quality couplers.

. . .it will cost a million dollars and I

have a tour to go on . . .

Installation of the coupler is only about a ten-minute job,

which, again, is good for Porsche. The critical step is to mark where

the coupler is situated in the rod and how it is clocked in relation

to the rod. If you over-insert or under-insert the coupler into the

shift rod, or clock it in a different rotational position, you will find

you are not getting into the gears you want and will have to try to

find the proper position of the coupler by trial and error.

After the new coupler was installed, gear selection was back to

normal. Even with the new coupler, there was still a slightly sloppy

or rubbery feel, so I believe I will be trying the aircraft-quality ones

the next time I have a shift rod coupler failure.

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The Making of a Track Car

By Doug Molny

Photo by Doug Molny

As a 2nd year DE student, I have taken my 1979 911 SC from a full

street restoration to a bonafide track car. (If you are questioning

my motivation....you needn't read further.)

The following is my account of this very exciting, sometimes

frustrating, yet thoroughly rewarding endeavor. I admit I have an

obsessive need for speed. (who doesn't?) This passion compelled me

to begin my adventure and education in “lighter = faster.” I began

with the removal of the AC/Heat units and all the belts, mounts, fans,

windshield washer tank, and hoses that go with this equipment. The

console, seat belts, seats, mats, ash tray, air pump, spare tire and trunk

carpet went as well. I added the racing seats you saw in the last

Slipstream article, but did I stop there? You don't even have to ask, of

course not! The front bumper and bumper shocks, rear deck lid, and

rear bumper were next. Hank at GT Racing provided a fiberglass 911

IROC whale tail, RSR bumper with a front mount oil cooler opening,

and a rear RSR bumper to replace the items removed. The cost was

slightly over $1,100.00 (see the pictures shown). These items come

with a gel coat in white which just happened to almost match the

color of my 911. Park Place Porsche agreed to share in my excitement

transforming my 23-year old Porsche into a pre-club racer.

Fiberglass parts to help with the transformation.

Jimmy Hayes, the service shop foreman for Park Place, initiated

the removal of all of the bumper and tail assemblies and began installation

of the oil cooler and fiberglass parts as soon as they arrived at

the dealership. The fiberglass parts weighed in at approximately 8 lbs.,

or less, each. The spoiler and tail should add quite a bit of down force

...should give me more ofwhat I need ...

Photo by Doug Molny

and the weight loss should give me more of what I need.....speed!

Unfortunately, I could not remove the rear bumper as I would then

lose my trailer hitch. I decided to return the rear fiberglass bumper to

GT Racing and they were kind enough to have their shipper pick it

up. As you can see, in the next set of pictures we removed the oil loop

cooler in the right front fender and used the oil cooler braided lines

provided by Power Haus II to connect into those oil lines to the front

cooler (don't ask me about the 2 new oil lines I had to purchase due

to the fact they were both severely crimped.... there goes my sway bar

and torsion bar budget). The brackets took some special modifica-

Removing the oil loop cooler from the right front fender.

tions to make the bumper fit flush with the fenders and the oil cooler

took a little extra coaxing to fit into the opening securely along with

some special mounts to attach into the frame rather than the bumper.

This was designed to protect the oil cooler in case the bumper makes

contact with another object.

Power Haus II custom builds a 20" long x 6" tall x 3" wide oil

cooler with 12 rows of fins, full flow continuous circulating to keep

the Porsche cool in this Texas heat under racing (DE) conditions

($750.00) including the mounting brackets and a protective front

screen. Once the oil cooler was mounted and secured we added the

front RSR spoiler. The tail was easy enough but I had to forfeit the

hydraulic lifts and will be using half of a broom stick to hold up the

deck lid. We will also have to mount some type of a hook for towing

in case I ever have one of those off track experiences we hear about

and dread... when help is needed to make it back to the grid for the

“pull of shame.” The clearance is approximately 3 1/2" in the front

from the ground to the bottom lip of the spoiler. Torsion bars will be

added to help stiffen the ride to keep the car from bottoming out

(I will happily accept donations).

Upon finishing our project I took a test drive and immediately

noticed the lighter feel. The engine was running cooler and...she looks

gorgeous! The ultimate test was to be the very next day at TMS for the

DE event. She passed with flying colors.... she ran great...plenty of

down force and greater stability under heavy braking. (see the picture

below) I swear those numbers did not have flames when I started the

first run group. If you have any technical questions please feel free

to contact Jimmy Hayes at Park Place Porsche. Jimmy was a tremendous

help to me and I enjoy working with him. Also, Park Place has

expanded their operation to include these specialty additions needed

to make your Porsche handle better and run just a little faster.

Photo by Doug Molny

Lighter = Faster = Flaming Numbers

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TT #4-Hope these new tires/wheels improve my times

By Mike Bridges

I’ve been consistently

driving at the PCA

Time Trial events

starting this year with the

Autocross 102/Time Trials

class last March (which I

highly recommend to

everyone). Up until

recently my ’94 Z-28 has Mike’s old wheels and tires

been mainly stock, running on my daily driver street tires on 16”

wheels.

But, then I decided to get some new wheels and tires (17” up

front, 18” in back). I’m hoping that my times improve with the

better rubber. What do you think?

Photo by Mike Bridges

Photo by Bill Dugan

George Edwards getting even more track time.

tail! (Didn’t know tigers came in blue, did’ya?) I spun out twice on

corner 4 (we were running course #1), and had the tires squealing

and complaining everywhere else. Going into turn #3 was great

fun, screaming into the hairpin in 3rd gear at better than 100 mph

(according to my HUD), down into 2nd gear, powering off the

corner towards that EVIL corner 4. “Please, Lord, don’t let me

screw up!” Finally, Mike’s consistent “smooth, Smooth, SMOOTH!”

Photo by Mike Bridges

The new upgraded wheels and tires.

She’s a 2000 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe that I got the Friday

before Father’s Day (gonna be hard to top that one next year!) I’ve

been wanting a Vette for 30 years, and finally sold enough unused

toys to pay for it.

On to the time trials. It’s commonly said that the secret of

success of any group is the people involved, and that’s certainly the

case with MR PCA’s time trials and autocrosses. Literally everyone

works together to help each other out. Mitch Williams and Mike

Lockas have been instructing me in both cars, and the one thing

I’ve learned is I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE! On the other

hand, that’s what makes racing at the Mineral Ring so much fun!

Now, on to the racing. The first time I took my new “wheels”

on the track I left the traction control system engaged in the name

of sanity, but felt I wasn’t really learning what the car would do. So,

the 2nd time out I disengaged it, and WOW, did I have a tiger by the

Photo by Bill Dugan

. . . don’t let me screw up . . .

entered my hind-brain and I slowed down in both turns 4 and 5

(felt like I was just coasting), and dropped my lap times down by 1.2

seconds! So, when you hear someone say “slow down to go quicker,”

you REALLY need to slow down!

Anyway, PCA’s time trials are just the greatest fun I’ve ever had

in a car, and the people are the best! See you at the next time trials!

Myra Sutton winning top family honors in their 911!

Photo by Bill Dugan

Photo by Bill Dugan

David Baker cornering hard.

Alan Lage looking ahead.

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Photo by Bill Dugan

Time Trial #4 Results

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.

Class 2

1 Sears, Cody Red 914 71.379 1 9

26 Bailey, Ron Blue 914 77.357 2 7

Class 3

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 72.400 1 9

Class 4

332 Baker, David White 911 T 72.108 1 9

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 73.023 2 7

21 Halla, John Tangerine 911E 75.771 3 5

55 Gauthier, Rick Black 911 E 80.519 4 4

Class 5

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 70.001 1 9

Class 5L

11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 71.757 1 9

Class 6

311 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 69.826 1 9

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 72.580 2 7

3111 Machala, Charles Silver Boxster 73.342 3 5

68 Lage, Alan Black 968 73.692 4 4

750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 74.963 5 3

62 Boone, Rick Maroon 944 Turbo75.109 6 2

Class S6

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 73.510 1 9

Class 7

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 69.076 1 9

Class S7

619 Johnson, Rocky Silver Boxster S 73.033 1 9

222 Edwards, George Black 911 C4 79.909 2 7

Class 8

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 67.653 1 9

Class 8L

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 72.524 1 9

Class 13

242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S73.996 1 9

Class 15

5 Mayo, Ed Black 914 (Cockroach) 65.107 1 9

Class 16

550 Diller, Richard Red 911S 67.519 1 9

Class OG

999 Name Withheld Red 328is 77.808 1

66 Copeland, Scott Gray TT 79.711 2

Class OGL

1999 Name Withheld Red 328is 83.510 1

Class OJ

148 Balachandra, Sanjeeva Yellow S2000 71.325 1

74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 73.883 2

Class DD

61 Bridges, Michael White Camaro Z-28 73.969

141 Boss, Brian Blue 911 78.352

125 Solorzano, Mike Green Boxster 78.652

Top Time Of Day Men : Mayo, Ed Class 15 Time 65.107

Top Time Of Day Ladies : Shoffit, Wendy Class 5L Time 71.757

Drivers arriving early at the track were greeted with a beautiful sunrise.

Autocross #4 Results

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.

Class 2

37 Davis, Charlie Green 914 72.067 1 9

1 Sears, Cody Green 914 74.305 2 7

26 Bailey, Ron Blue 914 77.625 3 5

Class 3

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 73.173 1 9

Class 4

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 73.419 1 9

332 Baker, David White 911 T 73.862 2 7

54 Sutton, Jerry Red 911T 76.352 3 5

55 Gauthier, Rick Black 911 E 83.007 4 4

Class 4L

45

154

Sutton, Myra

Sutton, Aubrey

Red 911T

Red 911T

73.404

83.088

1

2

9

7

Class 5

64

911

Shoffit, James

Stafford, Bill

Black 911 SC

Brown 911 SC

70.446

70.940

1

2

9

7

Class 5L

11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 72.644 1 9

Class 6

311 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 71.844 1 9

3111 Machala, Charles Silver Boxster 74.293 2 7

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 74.541 3 5

750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 77.178 4 4

Class S6

76

176

Miller, Bill

Miller, Grant

Black 911 Coupe

Black 911 Coupe

74.793

77.252

1

2

9

7

Class 6L

108 Dugan, Nancy White Boxster 76.940 1 9

Class 7

27

257

Olcha, Keith

Takahashi, Noby

Red Boxster S

Silver Boxster S

69.591

72.433

1

2

9

7

Class S7

619

222

Johnson, Rocky

Edwards, George

Silver Boxster S

Black 911 C4

74.802

79.554

1

2

9

7

Class 8

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 69.635 1 9

Class 8L

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 75.677 1 9

Class 13

242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S73.545 1 9

Class 15

5

48

Mayo, Ed

Dugan, Bill

Black 914 (Cockroach) 66.979 1

Black 914 (Cockroach) 71.760 2

9

7

Class OA

818 Yamada, Dean Black Firebird 71.395 1

50 Prilliman, Steve Red Trans Am 72.391 2

49 Jacobowski, Brian Black Mustang 80.958 3

Class OG

999 Name Withheld Red 328is 77.176 1

88 Name Withheld Arctic Gray 325is 78.239 2

26 Name Withheld Red M Roadster 78.300 3

Class OGL

1999 Name Withheld Red 328is 84.341 1

Class OJ

61 Esmond, Greg Blue S2000 71.233 1

75 Peebles, Iain Green Miata 72.485 2

67 Lochhead, Jason Silver WRX 72.982 3

91 Garcia, Jeremy White S2000 73.188 4

74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 74.432 5

199 Lo, James Green Integra 77.845 6

Class DD

72 Heragu, Keerthi Speed Yellow Boxster S 78.427

Top Time Of Day Men : Mayo, Ed Class 15 Time 66.979

Top Time Of Day Ladies : Shoffit, Wendy Class 5L Time 72.644

Time Trial - Top 10 Autocross - Top 10

Mayo, Ed 65.107

Diller, Richard 67.519

Steele, Mark 67.653

Takahashi, Noby 69.076

Machala, Chuck 69.826

Shoffit, James 70.001

Balachandra, Sanjeeva 71.325

Sears, Cody 71.379

Shoffit, Wendy 71.757

Baker, David 72.108

Mayo, Ed 66.979

Olcha, Keith 69.591

Steele, Mark 69.635

Shoffit, James 70.446

Stafford, Bill 70.94

Esmond, Greg 71.233

Yamada, Dean 71.395

Dugan, Bill 71.76

Machala, Chuck 71.844

Davis, Charlie 72.067

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Boxster Boulevard - July 20th Tech Session

By Bob Bianconi

There’s no question about it. On July 20th, Southlake had the

biggest collection of Boxsters it’s ever seen. The occasion was

the Boxster Tech Session held at the home of Bill Kasdorf.

Fifteen Boxsters lined the street and the full color-spectrum was

represented: red, grey, silver, green, blue and yellow. Present were: Steve

Frost, Mike and Melissa Solorzano, Garry Chandler, Rocky Johnson,

John Kenefick, Eric Beeby, Mike Jones, Scott Olson, Bob Bianconi, Dee

Lersch, Darron Shaffer, Keethi, soon to be newest Mav member David

Sumner, tech guru, Keith Olcha, and of course, our host Bill Kasdorf.

Bill’s garage is the home-mechanic’s dream. We used his lift to

great advantage that day. First up was an oil and filter change on

Mike Jones’ arctic silver Boxster. Next, Keith Olcha demonstrated

how to change the brake fluid on Scott Olson’s guard’s red Boxster.

After Scott’s car was completed, we took a short break from the lift

and demonstrated the process to access the engine compartment on

Bob Bianconi’s car. Many of those present hadn’t had a chance yet

to see the engine, up close and personal. We also took the time to

show how to change the air and pollen filters.

The final demonstration consisted of changing the front brake

pads on Darron Shaffer’s car along with a brake fluid change.

Keith makes the pad-change job look easy. During the fluid change,

we ragged on Darron for twice letting the fluid drain tube fall

into the collection container where he had to fish it out! All in all,

everything finished up smooth.

While the work progressed, there was much talk about what to

Photo by Bob Bianconi

do at the next Boxster tech session. The consensus was to have

an electrical ‘hack’ session to install the so-called “OBC” hack

(on board computer) using a dash mounted rocker switch or the

factory column-mounted stalk. Several of the guys have already

performed this mod. This modification allows you to access the

temperature, MPG, etc., readings if you don’t have the factory

installed option. We’ll also do the driving light hack and top-down

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Keith Olcha demonstrates a brake fluid change.

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show off your ride and win a trophy!

TROPHIES, GIVEAWAYS,

RAFFLES, FOOD,

DRINKS AND MORE!

For more info about entering your vehicle, phone

Rod Stallings at 214-792-7140 or email him:

rod.stallings@wnco.com

Friday, September 27, 2002

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Southwest Airlines Data Center

(2425 Wyman St., Dallas - off Denton Drive)

- non-entrant parking at HDQ (2702 Love Field Drive)

or outside parking lot gate -

Live Music provided by “Cruise Control”

- Presented by Southwest Airlines Co. Systems Computer and Network Services Group -

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214-965-6102 or 1-800-527-5746

100 Crescent Court, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75201.

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Nominating Committee

By Wendy Shoffit

There has been some discussion regarding how people are

nominated for Maverick Region offices. I thought it would be educational

for people to see exactly what the bylaws say.You can view the entire bylaws

online at www.pca.org/mav/by-laws.htm.

ARTICLE IX: Election of Officers - Section 1: Nominations

At the July Board Meeting, the Board shall appoint a Nominations

Committee consisting of three members who are not currently serving as

elected officers. The August newsletter shall contain the names, addresses,

and phone numbers of those serving on the Nominations Committee, as

well as a call for nominations for the following year's elected officers from

the membership. The Nominations Committee shall provide the Club

Secretary with a slate of candidates willing to run for the four elected

offices. Should a member wish to place his or her own name on the ballot,

he may do so by presenting the Club Secretary with a petition so requesting

before September 1. Before any member's name can be placed on the

ballot there must be at least three (3) members entitled to vote sponsoring

each candidate. The Club Secretary shall cause to be printed in the October

newsletter an official ballot listing all candidates for office. Should no nominations

be received for any office, the current officer shall remain in office

until the succeeding Board of Directors can appoint a replacement.

This year’s committee is as follows:

Lanean Hughes 972-484-3040, LHughes@fmstech.com

Bill Dugan 817-265-0704, NYDU@attbi.com

Wendy Shoffit 972-506-7449, Wendy@shoffit.com

Welcome!

Charles Chilcoat and his 2001 996 Turbo.

Gregory Smith and his brand new 2002 996 Turbo.

Complete Collision Repair

Featuring the latest Shark & Hunter Equipment.

We work closely with your insurance company on all repairs.

• Track Alignments and Suspension Setups

• Your convenient Drivers Education

inspection location for

North Dallas

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Steve Watkins in the Streetwerks 944 S2 at Motorsport Ranch.

5401 I-35 • Corinth, Texas 76205 • 940-270-8000 • Fax 940-270-8001 • www.streetwerks.com


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

Michael Allen & Michael Ivy

5913 Harbor Town Drive

Garland, TX 75044

1977 911

Robert & Robert II Backus

9607 Custer Road #318

Plano, TX 75025

1999 986

Clay & Shiela Bailey

2200 Hickory Hill

Argyle, TX 76226

1973 911

Glen Barlow

5521 Roland Drive

Plano, TX 75093

2002 986 S

Doug Bridges

5217 Seascape Lane

Plano, TX 75093

2002 996

Scott & Janice Calkins

2402 Arbor Trail

Colleyville, TX 76034

1986 911

Scott & Inge Carson

4413 Lansbury Lane

Plano, TX 75093

1981 928

Michael Dunagan

3024 Westminister Avenue

Dallas, TX 75205

1998 911

John Erickson

6301 Kenwick Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76116

2002 996 C4

Mike Fleischer

1353 Kesser Drive

Plano, TX 75025

2002 986

Rahim Hassasally & Ron Gorski

5103 Spyglass Drive

Dallas, TX 75287

2002 911 Turbo

Randall & Sandi Jones

4901 Silverweed Drive

McKinney, TX 75070

2001 986

Bryan & Joanna Lipinski

4308 Castle Rock

Irving, TX 75038

2002 986

Edel Manalastas

1005 Ontario Drive

Garland, TX 75040

1987 924

David Martindale

5913 Newgate Lane

Plano, TX 75093

1998 911

John Mayes

5353 Keller Springs Road #1527

Dallas, TX 75248

2002 996 Turbo

Harry Moulter

7123 Blythdale Drive

Dallas, TX 75248

2002 996

Don Perry

1734 Anglers Plaza

Grapevine, TX 76051

2002 996

Frank & Terry Roberts

611 Griffith Avenue

Terrell, TX 75160

1997 911

Robert & Ann Schults

5864 Bridle Bend Court

Plano, TX 75093

2002 986

Mark & Debra Spagnolo

6641 Woodland Hills Lane

Dallas, TX 75024

2002 996

David Sumners

2835 Keller Springs Road

Carrollton, TX 75006

2002 986

William Uhr

5401 Byers Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76107

1989 944

Stanley Zalewski

1012 Hackberry Court

Carrollton, TX 75007

2002 986

Brady Scott

5907 Willow Wood Lane

Dallas, TX 75253

1985 930

Transferred From Lone Star

Alan Lancello’s gorgeous 1997 993 C2S.

Anniversaries

5 Years

Mike & Kathleen Christodolon .......................Dallas

Donald Crusios............................................Arlington

John & Emily Pinkston .....................................Dallas

Robert & Dina Redmon.........................Wichita Falls

20 Years

Ed & Susan Cullen ......................................Southlake

35 Years

William Evans.................................................Garland

Happy y Anniversar

ersary!

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Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region Members and are $5 to all others (Payment to MR-PCA must accompany ad). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines.Ads

will run for 3 issues. Call 972-506-7449 or e-mail ad to unclassifieds@mavpca.org by the 10th 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. Photo inclusion based on space constraints.

1991 911 C2 Turbo White with Supple Cashmere, 99K miles, complete B&B

exhaust, H&R Springs, garaged, records, excellent throughout, have all takeoffs,

$32K, Steve Maynard, 972-424-1398 or sbmaynar@garlandisd.net (1)

1973 914 with Trailer Race ready, 2.0L, speed yellow w/black interior, 71K

miles, includes harness, seatbelt, helmet, aluminum wheels, 4-wheel double

axel trailer. $5500 Call (817) 261-1100. (1)

1991 Mercedes 500SL Red with stone interior. 49,600 miles. Dallas car bought

at Autohaus. Chrome wheels. Windscreen. No accidents. Serviced at Nine-

Eleven Enterprises. $29,000. Two PSL Tickets at Texas Motor Speedway $2050.

Ted Glover 972-248-7751. (1)

1987 911 Turbo, Guards Red / Black lea., In dash CD, radar f & r, 17k miles,

extra clean. $37,500. Charley Poellet 817 994-0451 or cd356@aol.com (1)

944 Phone Dial Wheels 4 from 1987 944 with 215/60 Pirelli P6's - Inner wheel

painted black with gold crest - been collecting dust for ten years,

somebody might want to use'em! Email for pics if interested. One-million

dollars. Will consider a counter offer. Contact Michael J. Martin at

h: 214-328-2886 / o: 214-328-9091 / e: mjmar10@aol.com (1)

1987 911 Carrera Coupe, Red / tan interior, 68K miles, factory whale tail,

sunroof, new rear tires. $18,000. Mike Underwood 972-370-0407 or

mu-jcu@swbell.net (1)

Early 911 Fuchs Factory early deep offset 911 wheels 15x6. No center caps.

Freshly refinished and verified straight and true by Wheels of America. Never

had a tire mounted since refinishing. I decided to put flares on my 914, so this

set of wheels are too narrow. 1000.00 or will trade for 2 16x8 Fuchs

that are in usable condition. Contact Clay Perrine. Home: 817-514-9892,

Work: 469-775-7262 or e-mail clayp@microsoft.com (1)

1997 911/993 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Metallic/Savannah Beige, black top.

Tiptronic, Premier stereo w/CD mag. Full electric seats, coca floor mats,

43,000 miles and excellent condition. Dennis Clark, 214-789-3125 (cell) or

email dennis.clark@verizon.com $50,500 (2)

911/930 parts. G50 racing Ring&P., gas tank, 930 flares, BBS wheels. Dyno

adapter. Call for other parts. Brian 214 352-3019. (2)

2000 C2 Cabriolet, Mirage/Space Gray, 23K miles. Black top, 6 speed manual,

CD, all leather, 18" Rally II rims with new Dunlop 9000's. 3 spoke steering

wheel, aluminum doorsills/instrument cluster/shifter, Litronic headlights,

power seats with memory. Great condition, a few small stone chips on the

bonnet. Carfax report available. Moving out of state, need the money.

Contact JSMackay@aol.com (2)

1991 911 C2 Targa. Grand prix white/blk lea power seats plus blk cloth Recaro

seats, 5-speed, only 17,100 mi, AC, power windows, mirrors, alarm, cruise,

dual airbags,AM/FM/CD, bra, garaged, covered, $36,500. Rick Burleigh,

817-237-2766, or burlerott@dellepro.com. (2)

1983 911 SC Coupe White/Brown Interior, 5 speed, 1??K miles, Motor

removed and Cleaned/Resealed/Powder Coated/Polished, new Paint, new

Wheels and Tires, White Face Gauges, about 5K miles since above work, new

Stereo w/CD, Stainless Steel Sport exhaust, Sunroof, Garaged, Professionally

Maintained, Interior needs a few touch ups, can finish out to Concours level,

$15K OBO (as is), Call 972.754.5345 or email khaven@dfwidc.com (2)

1999 427 Shelby Cobra Kit Car – Hottest ride around. Silver with red racing

stripe, red leather interior. Made by Lonestar Classics in Forth Worth.

Professionally built with 1965 FE 428 (bored 0.030), rated around 425 HP,

with Edelbrock intake manifold and Harland Sharp roller-rockers. No top, no

A/C, no heater, just lots of motor. Includes extra set of Firestone Firehawk

high performance tires on Team III all-aluminum psuedo-knock-off rims.

4xxx miles. Asking $32,000 O.B.O. Contact Hill Bullock at

hbullock@raytheon.com or 972 867-0257. (2)

1986 944 Turbo WPOAA0952GN154948 Red w/Black interior. 89K. All

original. Garage kept w/car cover. Mobil 1. Dealer serviced & records.

Immaculate inside & out. A must see! $12,400.00 or trade for same condition,

older 911. Contact Jerry. 817-431-5078. (2)

1995 993 C2, guards red/black leather int., 6-speed trans., new 17" 996

wheels/michelin pilot tires, sound pkg., chrome exhaust tips, k & n filter,

original 17" alloy wheels, colgan bra, all records, original window sticker,

DFW area car, garaged, no dings or scratches, excellent cond., $45,500,

Dave Raffa, 817-579-0893 (2)

1991 911 Carrera 2, 7800 original miles, mint condition always garaged. Red

with tan interior, sun roof, 5 speed, $44,000. Call Steve Haines @ 254-631-0754

or e-mail: steve@westtexasrealestate.com (2)

1998 911 C2 Coupe, Last 993, Black/Black, 2 power seats, 18" Technology

wheels, Hi-Fi sound, 16,500 miles, garaged, all records, New rear P-Zero

@12K, Excellent, $60K OBO, Nobuo @972-758-7270, nobuo.tani@gte.net. (3)

1990 911 C2 Black Exterior/Tan Interior, 5 spd. 123K Miles, sunroof, a/c,

alarm, all original. Near perfect condition. Runs exceptionally fast.

Professionally maintained by Zims. $19,900. Contact Dan 817-235-7155. (3)

1995 Carrera Coupe, 22K miles, Tiptronic, Black metallic/grey, 17" light allow

wheels, Hi-Fi Sound PKG/10 speakers, active brake differential, sunroof,

computer, 6-CD changer added. Never in shop for repairs, garaged, all

records, great condition. $39.500. 214.999.4757 (day ph.) (3)

1964 Chris Craft: Classic mahogany 17' Deluxe Runabout boat with custom

trailer. Chevy 283 cu. inch V8 inboard with very low hours. New interior with

fresh varnish and bottom paint. I have owned this boat for 24 years and the

second overall. Excellent condition and a great ski boat! $9,500.00. Steven

Snay @ 940-464-3289 (3)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

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

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 10

Bobby Archer’s Motorsports (817) 877-1772 Page 22

Dallas Auto Sports (214) 320-2228 Page 25

Eurowerks (972) 733-4907 Page 9

German Technologies (817) 540-0712 Page 16

Glen Gatlin, Jr. (214) 965-6102 Page 24

Gray Mouser Graphics (214) 957-8193 Page 18

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

Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 16

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 7

Mean Green Travel (940) 565-8111 Page 15

Metro Volkswagen (972) 659-9999 Page 18

911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 22

Park Place Porsche (214) 559-4222 Page 6

PartsHeaven (800) 767-7250 Page 16

Pithy Productions (512) 914-3826 Page 25

Royal Purple (800) 364-3025 Page 13

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

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 25

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 18

Watkins Streetworks (940) 270-8000 Page 26

Zim’s Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 B.C.

For ad rates and for more information contact Mike Brodigan at (817) 488-8520

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Jan Mayo, Slipstream

2973 Timbercreek Trail

Ft. Worth, TX 76118

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