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Slipstream - September 2002

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


2002 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs Maverick Region President James Shoffit 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Safety Joe McGlohen W - (817) 366-1678 H - (817) 861-2792 Managing Newsletter Editor Wendy Shoffit H - (972) 506-7449 Goodie Store Dee & John Lersch W - (214) 697-3291 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! 5

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