Slipstream - December 2002

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

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~ Porsche Cars North America<br />



Visit us at 5930 W. Plano Parkway, just East of the North Dallas Tollway.<br />

Phone 214.576.1911 www.boardwalk-porsche.com

www.pca.org/mav<br />

Volume 40, <strong>December</strong> <strong>2002</strong>, Issue 12<br />

Departments<br />

Zone 5 Presidents ..........................................................1<br />

List of Officers/Board Chairs .......................................4<br />

Prez Says..........................................................................5<br />

Because I Said So (Editor’s)..........................................8<br />

Maverick Minutes..........................................................8<br />

New Wheels..................................................................27<br />

Anniversaries................................................................27<br />

Unclassifieds.................................................................28<br />

Advertiser Index...........................................................28<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

Calendar of Events..........................................................1<br />

Happy Hour at Nuevo Leon .........................................2<br />

Board Meeting ................................................................2<br />

Stocking Stuffing.............................................................2<br />

Rally School & Short Rally ............................................2<br />

Holiday Party ..................................................................3<br />

Parade for Dummies......................................................5<br />

Porsche Lunches .............................................................5<br />

Driving Rules Meeting...................................................8<br />

DE at MSR Application ...............................................13<br />

Past Event Recaps<br />

Happy Hour at Sea Grill................................................9<br />

Park Place Tech Session-993 C4S 30K Inspection ...11<br />

Leadfoot Reunion TT #5 and #6................................14<br />

Hallett Club Racing School.........................................18<br />

Autocross #6..................................................................21<br />

MUSR #4 .......................................................................22<br />

The REAL Boxster Boulevard.....................................24<br />

Miscellaneous<br />

Trivia Contest..................................................................7<br />

Day <strong>December</strong> - Events<br />

7 Rules Committee Meeting (p. 8)<br />

7 Holiday Party (p. 3)<br />

11 Board Meeting (p. 2)<br />

17 Plano & Bedford Lunches (p. 5)<br />

19 Happy Hour (p. 2)<br />

31 Addison Lunch (p. 5)<br />

Day January - Events<br />

12 Parade for Dummies (p. 5)<br />

14 Board Meeting<br />

16 Happy Hour<br />

18 New Member Party<br />

21 Plano & Bedford Lunches<br />

25 Rally (p. 2)<br />

28 Addison Lunch<br />

Day February - Events<br />

1 Time Trial 104<br />

11 Board Meeting<br />

Photography<br />

Kevin Hardison, Kay Leibel,<br />

Dennis Chamberlain,<br />

Doug Molny, Lanean Hughes, Bob<br />

Bianconi, Charlie Davis, Linda Bambina,<br />

& Wendy Shoffit<br />

Cover Photo<br />

Fran Ussery’s Boxster on its way to the Boise<br />

Parade this summer.<br />

Photo by one of the “Trio Grande.”<br />

Day February - Events (cont.)<br />

7-9 Lone Star DE @ TWS<br />

15 Ladies Only AX School (Penn.)<br />

16 AX 101 School (Penn.)<br />

18 Plano & Bedford Lunch<br />

20 Happy Hour<br />

22-23 DE at Motorsport Ranch<br />

25 Addison Lunch<br />

Day March - Events<br />

1 Dinner Social<br />

8-9 Autocross 102 & Time Trial 103 (MW)<br />

11 Board Meeting<br />

18 Plano & Bedford Lunches<br />

20 Happy Hour<br />

21-23 Lone Star Club Race @ TWS<br />

25 Plano Lunch<br />

29-30 Time Trial #1 & Autocross #1 (MW)<br />

*Dates subject to change*<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> (USPS 666-650) is published monthly by the Maverick Region Porsche Club of America, 2973 Timbercreek Trail, Ft.<br />

Worth, TX 76118. Subscription price is $24.00 per year. Periodical postage is paid at Ft. Worth, Texas.<br />

Postmaster: Send address changes to Jan Mayo, <strong>Slipstream</strong>, 2973 Timbercreek Trail, Ft. Worth, Texas 76118.<br />

Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily endorsed by the Club’s membership or officers. Contributions will be printed on a<br />

space available basis. Chartered regions of PCA may reproduce items from this issue provided the author/artist and <strong>Slipstream</strong><br />

are credited. <strong>Slipstream</strong> is printed by Ussery Printing Company in Irving, Texas.<br />

<strong>2002</strong> Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents<br />

ARK-LA-TEX<br />

Bob Kelley (Shirley)<br />

h- 318-635-2617<br />

bkelley968@aol.com<br />


Peter Kendig (Cindy)<br />

h-361-853-5350<br />

peter@carczar.nu<br />


Stan Wenger (Janelle)<br />

h- 713-467-0453<br />

Stan.R.Wenger@conoco.com<br />


Brad Bradford (Sandra)<br />

h- 504-835-7874<br />

sandrahh@pipeline.com<br />

OZARK<br />

Bud Thurman (Phyllis)<br />

h- 501-666-7486<br />

arsailor@aristotle.net<br />


Steele Ford (Genie)<br />

h- 405-954-5203<br />

blusteele@yahoo.com<br />

ZONE 5 REP<br />

Jan Mayo (Ed)<br />

h- 817-595-4651<br />

jlmayo@celanese.com<br />


John McDermott (Erin)<br />

h- 918-747-6840<br />

johnanderin2@home.com<br />


Dan Germain<br />

h- 512-426-8695<br />

dang@mip.com<br />


Ron McAtee (Phyllis)<br />

h- 210-654-6639<br />

roncarrera88@aol.com<br />


James Shoffit (Wendy)<br />

h-972-506-7449<br />

james@shoffit.com<br />


Leslie Morse (Margee)<br />

h- 501-530-1537<br />

therainmeister@netscape.net<br />


Ray Quick<br />

mercuray1@yahoo.com<br />


<strong>December</strong> 19<br />

Nuevo Leon<br />

3211 Oak Lawn, Dallas 75219<br />

214-522-3331<br />



<strong>2002</strong> Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs<br />

Maverick Region President<br />

James Shoffit<br />

W - (972) 506-7449<br />

H - (972) 506-7449<br />

president@mavpca.org<br />

1112 Santa Fe Trail<br />

Irving, TX 75063<br />

A member since 1997, James has also been<br />

co-editor of <strong>Slipstream</strong> and the Timing &<br />

Scoring chair of AX. 2001 PCA Family of<br />

the Year. He owns a ‘90 911 C4 Cab and a ‘78<br />

911 SC.<br />

Vice-President<br />

Eric Erz<br />

H - (972) 396-2900<br />

vicepresident@mavpca.org<br />

122 Estelle Lane<br />

Lucas, TX 75002<br />

Eric has been a member since 1997. He is<br />

active in many types of events. He currently<br />

owns a '72 911E targa, and a '87 Turbo Look<br />

targa.<br />

Secretary<br />

Andy Mears<br />

W - (214) 360-9221<br />

H - (940) 321-8683<br />

secretary@mavpca.org<br />

1512 Shadow Crest Dr.<br />

Corinth, TX 76210<br />

Andy has been heavily involved with the<br />

mailing and distribution of <strong>Slipstream</strong> for<br />

several years. He now hopes to attend more<br />

driving events since he has completed his<br />

911 Coupe project.<br />

Treasurer<br />

Bob Knight<br />

W - (214) 461-1426<br />

H - (214) 349-1108<br />

treasurer@mavpca.org<br />

9047 Oakpath<br />

Dallas, TX 75243<br />

A member since 1986, Bob has previously<br />

held the offices of President and Vice<br />

President, edited <strong>Slipstream</strong>, and has won<br />

the Selcer Memorial award. He owns a 2000<br />

Boxster S.<br />

Driving Events - Chair<br />

Keith Olcha<br />

W - (817) 706-7678<br />

H - (817) 251-6865<br />

OLCHA@aol.com<br />

711 Manchester Court<br />

Southlake, TX 76092<br />

Keith has been a regular at all driving events<br />

and has recently been heavily involved in our<br />

Driver’s Education program.<br />

Logistics & Support - Chair<br />

Joe McGlohen<br />

W - (817) 366-1678<br />

H - (817) 861-2792<br />

retread@ix.netcom.com<br />

704 Bowen Court<br />

Arlington, TX 76012<br />

Joe has been involved in virtually every type of<br />

event that the Maverick Region holds.<br />

Joe was the 2001 Selcer Memorial award winner.<br />

He owns a 912 and a 914 2.0 liter.<br />

Communication - Chair<br />

Wendy Shoffit<br />

H - (972) 506-7449<br />

wendy@shoffit.com<br />

1112 Santa Fe Trail<br />

Irving, TX 75063<br />

A member since 1997, Wendy is the editor<br />

of <strong>Slipstream</strong> and has won the Selcer<br />

Memorial Award. 2001 Porsche Club Family<br />

of the Year. She owns a ‘90 911 C4 Cab and<br />

a ‘78 911 SC.<br />

Activities - Chair<br />

Teri Davis<br />

H - (940) 682-4719<br />

chuxter@rennlist.com<br />

P.O. Box 213<br />

Weatherford, TX 76086<br />

Teri is a past <strong>Slipstream</strong> Editor and the<br />

current Rally Chair. She has also been a<br />

major force behind Round Up and the<br />

recent Rally Schools.<br />

Autocross<br />

Cody Sears<br />

W - (214) 357-7000.<br />

H - (817) 540-1076<br />

ax@mavpca.org<br />

Safety<br />

Joe McGlohen<br />

W - (817) 366-1678<br />

H - (817) 861-2792<br />

retread@ix.netcom.com<br />

Managing Newsletter Editor<br />

Wendy Shoffit<br />

H - (972) 506-7449<br />

editor@mavpca.org<br />

Goodie Store<br />

Dee & John Lersch<br />

W - (214) 697-3291<br />

DeeLersch@compuserve.com<br />

Time Trials<br />

Bill Dugan<br />

H - (817) 265-0704 (

Prez Says<br />

by James Shoffit, Maverick Region President<br />

Founders’ Day is finally over, and most of the<br />

trophies and awards were presented. If you<br />

weren’t there to receive your of the driving<br />

award, contact Cody Sears or Bill Dugan to find out<br />

how you can get your award. SouthFork Ranch was<br />

a great place to have our annual event, and the staff<br />

and food were wonderful. Tricia Guenther arranged<br />

for us to have entertainment while eating – we were<br />

treated to a fabulous dance program by Jazz Express!<br />

Thanks to everyone who made that event possible, and so much fun!<br />

Earlier that same day we had a Charity Autocross with one of the<br />

. . . don’t think Ed wants me to remind<br />

anyone of the results . . .<br />

Autocross, and even more from the silent auction and “Angel Tree” at<br />

our Founders’ Day event.<br />

Since this is my last President’s article, I just wanted to take the<br />

time to thank you all for allowing me the privilege of being President.<br />

It really meant a lot to me, and I truly enjoyed it. So, THANKS!<br />

The annual Holiday Party will be hosted by Alan and Kay Leibel<br />

this year, who have graciously offered up their home for the club! This<br />

will be on <strong>December</strong> 7th; see page 3 for all the details. Come on out,<br />

and join the fun<br />

best turnouts of the year. We even had a loaned Boxster from<br />

Boardwalk Porsche for our own IROC series, where four of our newer<br />

pilots each took turns with the same car to see who could take home<br />

the bragging rights. None other than Bill Miller – who normally<br />

drives a 911 – beat out the other Boxster owners by a nice margin!<br />

Bill just recently recovered from a broken wrist, so it was impressive<br />

to see him do so well. Last time I saw someone recover so well from a<br />

broken wrist was when Jan Mayo went to Parade and drove for the<br />

first time this year, and well … I don’t think Ed wants me to remind<br />

anyone of the results there!<br />

We raised a tidy sum for the Hope Shelter from the Charity<br />

Photo by Linda Bambina<br />

James and Wendy enjoying Founders’ Day.<br />


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©<strong>2002</strong> Park Place Porsche<br />


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FAX at (817) 267-4939<br />




O.E.M.<br />






Because I Said So<br />

by Wendy Shoffit, Editor<br />

So here it is, my final article (again). James<br />

said that his last one was the easiest to<br />

write. Unfortunately, mine doesn’t seem to<br />

be flowing as naturally as his did.<br />

I want to thank all the people who have<br />

taken their valuable time to write articles for me<br />

during my tenure as editor. I understand the<br />

sacrifices that it takes to fulfill commitments and<br />

truly appreciate every one that has been made to make this<br />

newsletter as great as it is. It has been a lot of work, but very<br />

rewarding. I know that you all appreciate receiving it every month,<br />

even if it *is* “late” sometimes.<br />

I have no doubt that many of you will not shy away from<br />

helping Matt Platts as he takes on the editorship next month.<br />

He has a lot of great ideas that he will be steadily working to<br />

implement as the year progresses.<br />

As Matt gets accustomed to the process of doing the<br />

newsletter, I would like for you all to be a little patient. Most of you<br />

don’t know what sort of timing is involved in putting this<br />

publication together. Unfortunately, the date that the editor<br />

finishes her/his work (assuming that all the articles, ads, etc. are in<br />

on time) is NOT the same as when it gets mailed to you. It takes<br />

between 1-2 weeks AFTER we send it to the print shop to get it<br />

ready for press, printed, stapled, labeled, and mailed. Then, once it<br />

gets mailed...it’s up to the United States Postal Service to deliver<br />

the goods. We have no control over that timing. So, the next time<br />

it is “late” getting to your mailbox, think about this entire process<br />

before you automatically think that it’s the editor’s fault. Like I<br />

said... it’s a process.<br />

That being said, I’m sure you all have become accustomed to<br />

my rantings and ravings by now. I’m not certain what happened<br />

to me this year to make me so opinionated. Oh...wait...I guess I<br />

was born and raised that way (thanks, Mom!). I think maybe it<br />

just came out a little more in print this year. I apologize if I have<br />

offended anyone or rubbed you the wrong way (a.k.a. the way I<br />

did not originally intend). My mother was a very strong minded<br />

and opinionated woman and taught me to be the same. I would<br />

do her and myself an injustice if I were to behave in any other way.<br />

So, I guess now the only way for you to hear my opinion on<br />

something is to hear me rant and rave in person! While James and<br />

I will be taking a small step back from the daily activities of the<br />

club, we are certainly not going anywhere. In between my helping<br />

Matt in the beginning as editor, being registrar for the Club Race,<br />

Autocrosses, and Time Trials, and helping organize the Fort Worth<br />

Parade in 2004, I’m hoping to rest a little here and there.<br />

I am definitely looking forward to a year of “resting” and<br />

attending events like Tinker says, “as a member at large.” I look<br />

forward to seeing you all at an event soon. Maybe it’ll even be at<br />

the “Parade for Dummies” event in January. See you soon!<br />

Maverick Minutes<br />

by Andy Mears, Secretary<br />

Maverick Region’s monthly board<br />

meeting was held on November 6 in<br />

Irving, TX at the home of James and<br />

Wendy Shoffit. The meeting was called to order<br />

at 7:00 PM.<br />

Charlie Davis wanted everyone to carefully<br />

consider each of the items on the PCA national<br />

by-laws changes ballot. Many of the items are<br />

intended to clarify the terms and words that describe and<br />

define PCA.<br />

Dennis Chamberlain gave an update on the last Happy<br />

Hour at Sea Grill and the great turnout and, to remind<br />

everyone of the upcoming Happy Hour locations; look for ad<br />

in <strong>Slipstream</strong>.<br />

Bill Dugan announced that Mark Steele has agreed to be<br />

TimeTrial Chair next year.<br />

Lanean Hughes wanted to let everyone know that this<br />

year’s “Angel Tree” donations for Hope Shelter will include<br />

time/work donations to help work at the Hope Shelter. An<br />

example of a work donation includes basic building repairs.<br />

She also updated the board on the status for next year’s DE<br />

sponsors. And she mentioned that she got Boardwalk Porsche<br />

to loan a car for the Charity Autocross.<br />

Eric Erz reported that the expected attendance for Founders<br />

Day would be 95 with room for a few more.<br />

Cody Sears reported on the results of AX #6.<br />

<strong>December</strong>’s board meeting will be on the 11th. Meeting<br />

was closed at 8: PM<br />


Happy Hour at Sea Grill<br />

by John Hamilton, First Time Happy Hour Attendee<br />

If you missed our October 17th<br />

happy hour at the Sea Grill in<br />

Dallas, you missed a terrific<br />

get-together! Over sixty people<br />

showed up with their Porsches to<br />

share stories, make plans, and meet<br />

friends: old and new.<br />

Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain,<br />

Dee Lersch, and Mark Gluck<br />

Since everyone gets a nametag,<br />

it’s easy to get into conversation<br />

with some interesting people who you may not have met<br />

before. Of course, much of the conversation revolved around<br />

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain<br />

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain<br />

Chris & John Hamilton in their 993.<br />

Frank and Bobbie Briggs<br />

our Porsches and our experiences with them: road-trips,<br />

rallies, autocrosses, and the story of how you acquired your<br />

current “baby.” And every once in a while, we even strayed<br />

from the topic of cars (but avoided the topic of work like the<br />

plague)!<br />

...avoided the topic ofwork like the<br />

plague . . .<br />

The conversation was so interesting that over 40 of us<br />

stayed to enjoy the great seafood at the restaurant. And the<br />

restaurant was so very accommodating: they blocked off their<br />

front row of parking so we could have all our Porsche’s lined<br />

up in a row! Dennis Chamberlain caught some great photos of<br />

the great selection of Porsches: old, new, Boxsters, 968’s, 911’s<br />

and at least one Turbo, that lined the parking lot.<br />

So if you missed this one, you missed one good time. But<br />

here’s the good news: more events are coming in the near<br />

future. So check out our calendar of events; watch your<br />

e-mails, and even if it’s a last-minute decision, plan on making<br />

our next happy hour. A great time is a sure thing!<br />

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain<br />

Marie & Frank Bray<br />



Park Place Tech Session -993 C4S 30K Inspection<br />

by Kay Leibel<br />

Since this was the August Tech Session, I delivered my car,<br />

a/k/a Big Boy, to Park Place Porsche the day before so they could<br />

get it prepped for the Saturday session. The intent was to show<br />

some of the highlights of the inspection and wrap it up by<br />

noon, when it really started to heat up in the work bay.<br />

We started the morning with a continental breakfast and<br />

then Jimmy Hays got our attention and the session began. With<br />

about 18 in attendance at various stages during the morning –<br />

including one of our Ft. Worth members, there was lots of discussion<br />

about various aspects of the car, including tires, spark<br />

plugs and the wonderful placement of that last one, seals, headlights<br />

– after seeing that it is one big unit, now I know why they<br />

are so expensive, as well as minor things like fuses. In addition<br />

to my car, they had three other C4’s in varying stages up on lifts,<br />

so we had the chance to go from car to car looking at different<br />

points for comparison.<br />

“...feeling confident about the 30k inspection<br />

and knowing more about my car...”<br />

the fender scrap repaired and it looks as good as new.<br />

Since Park Place was going to have the car well into the<br />

following week for the warranty work, they loaned me a Boxster<br />

to drive. It was a fun week, needless to say, tooling around town<br />

in the Boxster. I picked up Big Boy at the end of the week<br />

and went on my way, feeling confident about the 30K inspection<br />

and knowing more about my car. I want to thank Park Place<br />

Porsche for hosting the event and making us more knowledgeable<br />

about our cars.<br />

In addition to the inspection, the technician found a couple<br />

of items needing repair, which ended up being covered by my<br />

extended warranty. Thank goodness for extended warranties!<br />

While it was spending the week at Park Place Porsche, I also had<br />

Photo by Kay Leibel<br />

A good turnout, even one member from Fort Worth!<br />

Photo by Kay Leibel<br />

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Driver Education At MotorSport Ranch<br />

February 22-23, 2003<br />

Sponsored by:<br />

Postmark Date: January 9, 2003<br />

Maverick Region invites you to our PCA Driver<br />

Education event at MotorSport Ranch,<br />

(http://www.motorsportranch.com) located in<br />

Cresson, Texas on Highway 377, 16 miles southwest of<br />

Fort Worth. Novices are encouraged and will be provided<br />

comprehensive instruction. All cars must be<br />

inspected for track worthiness (tech) prior to the event.<br />

Tech locations, dates, and forms, along with further<br />

information will be sent with your acceptance package<br />

but also look for DE information on the Maverick<br />

Region web site (http://www.pca.org/mav/DE).<br />

Acceptance priority will be: Maverick Region<br />

members and all instructors, other PCA members,<br />

other Porsche drivers, and other cars, in that order, all<br />

based upon postmark date within assigned run group.<br />

Expect to have a response (In/Out/Waiting List)<br />

approximately three weeks before the event date. Event<br />

Cost: $195 per driver<br />

registration will open with Jan 9th postmark dates.No<br />

postage meters, please. The cost is $195 each driver,<br />

payable to Maverick Region PCA. Applications without<br />

payment cannot be processed. Sorry, due to limited<br />

availability we are unable to issue refunds once you are<br />

accepted. Please use a separate application/check per<br />

individual entrant, even if sharing a car! Fill out the<br />

form completely – missing data means you are placed<br />

at the bottom of the priority list.<br />

** Saturday Evening – McGlohen’s Barbeque - Join<br />

us for a cookout Saturday evening back at the track<br />

after the event at 7:00pm. If the weather’s agreeable,<br />

we’ll be outside; otherwise, we will be inside the upstairs<br />

clubhouse. There will be beer and soft drinks included<br />

as well. Please let us know below if you’ll join us<br />

Saturday, and the additional $10.00 per person covers<br />

everything.<br />

Mail Application with check to:<br />

Bill Dawson, Registrar<br />

1041 Nottingham Drive<br />

Cedar Hill, TX. 75104<br />

972-291-8817 before 9:30 pm<br />

billdawson@worldnet.att.net<br />

General Information:<br />

John Sandusky<br />

817-777-0421<br />

John.C.Sandusky@LMCO.com<br />

Instructor Information:<br />

Bryan Henderson<br />

2416 BedfordCircle<br />

Bedford, TX 76022<br />

817-354-6045<br />

BDHender@Home.com<br />

Tech Information:<br />

Ray Luedecke<br />

972-342-7412<br />

rluedecke@sbglobal.net<br />

Entrant:<br />

Sharing Car With:<br />

Address: City: St: Zip:<br />

Phone: Day ( ) Eve. ( ) e-mail:<br />

Do You Prefer Contact By: US MAIL / E-MAIL Driver's Lic #: State:<br />

PCA Region: PCA # Helmet type: M95 / SA95 / M00 / SA00<br />

Year Make Model Color Cabriolet Yes No<br />

If pre-996/986 cab must meet<br />

new reqmts - see web site)<br />

List last DE event - each category<br />

below:<br />

Track Run Group at end of last event Car #<br />

--Maverick Region (list date) MSR / TMS Green / Blue / Blue-solo / Yellow / White<br />

CAR<br />

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Leadfoot Reunion Time Trial #5 and #6<br />

By Embittered Outgoing Editor<br />

We had our final Time Trials #5 & #6 on October 5-6. It was<br />

also our Leadfoot Reunion weekend. We all had a great<br />

time. This article would be longer, but the person who<br />

agreed at the event to write it…didn’t. So, all you get are photos and<br />

results. Enjoy!<br />

. . . had a great time . . .<br />

Oh, and hopefully the next time you say you’ll do<br />

something, please do it or everyone else might have to suffer the<br />

consequences.<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Richard Diller and David Baker (in newly acquired “White Lady”)<br />

Eric Erz, James, Shoffit, and George Edwards chillin out.<br />

Photo by Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Pit crewman Kyle Edwards meticulously taping his dad’s headlights.<br />

Gurol Suel locking up his tires trying to slow down for the chicane.<br />

Rick Randall cornering hard.<br />

Photo by Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Photo by Kevin Hardison<br />

Noby Takahashi squeezing through the chicane.<br />

Lanean Hughes and Lisa Steele helping the always-increasing<br />

GROUP of guys assisting Alex Cobb with his frozen rotors.<br />


Time Trial #5 Results<br />

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.<br />

Class 2<br />

1 Sears, Cody Red 914 86.863 1 9<br />

111 Hardison, Kevin Red 914 87.302 2 7<br />

Class 3<br />

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 88.423 1 9<br />

Class 4<br />

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 89.459 1 9<br />

332 Baker, David White 911 T no time 2 7<br />

Class 5<br />

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 84.977 1 9<br />

Class 5L<br />

11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 87.042 1 9<br />

Class 6<br />

311 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 84.067 1 9<br />

158 Gage, Dan Red 944 Turbo 89.067 2 7<br />

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 90.297 3 5<br />

62 Boone, Rick Maroon 944 Turbo92.652 4 4<br />

750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 93.594 5 3<br />

Class S6<br />

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 88.024 1 9<br />

Class S6L<br />

401 Hughes, Lanean Red 944 Turbo 101.778 1 9<br />

Class 7<br />

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 84.009 1 9<br />

Class S7<br />

222 Edwards, George Black 911 C4 93.805 1 9<br />

Class 8<br />

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 85.166 1 9<br />

Class S8<br />

19 Georgas, Bill White 911 90.164 1 9<br />

Class 8L<br />

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 90.236 1 9<br />

Class 16<br />

550 Diller, Richard Red 911S 84.481 1 9<br />

Class OA<br />

61 Bridges, Mike Blue Corvette 86.796 1<br />

47 Yetzer, Matt Black Trans Am 88.110 2<br />

92 Boldt, Steven Blue Camaro 91.662 3<br />

26 Ishmael, Nizam Black Mustang 96.680 4<br />

Class OG<br />

67 Garcia, John Yellow Atlantic 75.216 1<br />

6 Nannis, Joel Yellow Atlantic 78.300 2<br />

999 Name Withheld Red 328is 91.039 3<br />

Class OJ<br />

94 Bottorff, Damon Blue RX-7 85.257 1<br />

95 Altschul, Jonathan Green Supra Turbo86.202 2<br />

74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 87.606 3<br />

186 Williams, Mitch Red Miata 89.412 4<br />

23 Moriyasu, Yusuke Sapphire 240SX 93.925 5<br />

97 Leverington, Justin Black 3000GT 99.522 6<br />

Class DD<br />

141 Boss, Brian Blue 911 94.661<br />

125 Solorzano, Mike Green Boxster 96.517<br />

Top Time Of Day Men : Garcia, John Class OG Time 75.216<br />

Top Time Of Day Ladies : Shoffit, Wendy Class 5L Time 87.042<br />

1 Garcia, John 75.216<br />

2 Nannis, Joel 78.300<br />

3 Takahashi, Noby 84.009<br />

4 Machala, Chuck 84.067<br />

5 Diller, Richard 84.481<br />

Top 10 Times of the Day<br />

6 Shoffit, James 84.977<br />

7 Steele, Mark 85.166<br />

8 Bottorff, Damon 85.257<br />

9 Altschul, Jonathan 86.202<br />

10 Bridges, Mike 86.796<br />

Time Trial #6 Results<br />

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.<br />

Class 2<br />

1 Sears, Cody Red 914 78.731 1 9<br />

111 Hardison, Kevin Red 914 79.641 2 7<br />

2 McGlohen, Joe Yellow 914 85.471 3 5<br />

Class 3<br />

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 82.309 1 9<br />

Class 4<br />

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 81.911 1 9<br />

Class 5<br />

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 77.548 1 9<br />

Class 5L<br />

11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 79.431 1 9<br />

Class 6<br />

311 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 77.272 1 9<br />

158 Gage, Dan Red 944 Turbo 80.110 2 7<br />

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 82.135 3 5<br />

750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 82.829 4 4<br />

Class S6<br />

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 81.432 1 9<br />

Class 6L<br />

401 Hughes, Lanean Red 944 Turbo 92.671 1 9<br />

Class 7<br />

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 77.201 1 9<br />

Class S7<br />

222 Edwards, George Black 911 C4 82.967 1 9<br />

Class 8<br />

80 Abdalla, George Black 993 C2 76.093 1 9<br />

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 79.584 2 7<br />

Class S8<br />

19 Georgas, Bill White 911 81.589 1 9<br />

Class 8L<br />

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 83.072 1 9<br />

Class 16<br />

550 Diller, Richard Red 911S 75.420 1 9<br />

41 Baker, David White/Maroon 91476.830 2 7<br />

Class OG<br />

67 Garcia, John Yellow Atlantic 67.550 1<br />

6 Nannis, Joel Yellow Atlantic 71.342 2<br />

Class OJ<br />

74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 79.784 1<br />

97 Leverington, Justin Black 3000GT 85.056 2<br />

156 Suel, Gurol Yellow Protégé 87.501 3<br />

56 Mishra, Shan Green Protégé 91.392 4<br />

Class DD<br />

999 Name Withheld Red 328is 82.710<br />

8 Jehl, Ila Black 993 C2 84.551<br />

141 Boss, Brian Blue 911 86.550<br />

Top Time Of Day Men : Garcia, John Class OG Time 67.550<br />

Top Time Of Day Ladies : Shoffit, Wendy Class 5L Time 79.431<br />

1 Garcia, John 67.55<br />

2 Nannis, Joel 71.342<br />

3 Diller, Richard 75.42<br />

4 Abdalla, George 76.093<br />

5 Baker, David 76.83<br />

Top 10 Times of the Day<br />

6 Takahashi, Noby 77.201<br />

7 Machala, Chuck 77.272<br />

8 Shoffit, James 77.548<br />

9 Sears, Cody 78.731<br />

10 Shoffit, Wendy 79.431<br />


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Hallett Club Racing School<br />

By Doug Molny<br />

Photo by Doug Molny<br />

Day 1<br />

Filled with anticipation and excitement we headed for the club<br />

race in Oklahoma October 10. The four of us, all neophytes,<br />

caravanned together. The ride from Dallas to Hallett was<br />

longer than expected due to many construction delays...we<br />

conversed via walkie talkie to pass the time, Noby Takahashi, Rocky<br />

Johnson, Jorge Vargas and myself. We'd read about and researched<br />

the track as this was to be our initiation into Club Racing.<br />

We arrived at the track late Thursday afternoon around 4:30.<br />

Promptly found our race port and pulled in. Hallett is a 1.8 mile<br />

10 turn asphalt road racing track with 80' elevation changes.<br />

Immediately after unloading, the race school participants were<br />

told to check in and attend a 2-hour race school orientation<br />

...the occasional turtle on the track . . .<br />

meeting at the control tower. We were given a long list of subjects<br />

to be covered in the 3-days, and we each received the newest copy<br />

of Skip Barber's book on racing. Our instructor, John Bolcha,<br />

started with a video presentation of the best line at speed around<br />

the track and then broke down each corner. I counted about 35<br />

people in the classroom, we were each assigned an instructor<br />

strictly for advice and pointers, as the instructors were not<br />

allowed in the car at anytime.<br />

Spectacular site on track...is that “The Bitch?”<br />

We discussed the topics to be covered including, turn-in,<br />

track out points, flag stations, pit entry, exit, proper gearing,<br />

different track surfaces, tire grip, passing lines inside and outside<br />

of the school line, and the occasional turtle on the track. The<br />

average times for Hallett are in the mid-1:30's running counterclockwise<br />

with the fastest Porsches around 1:21. We talked about<br />

escape routes, run-off areas, double apex, driving off line and the<br />

art of passing anywhere you can get by safely, co-existing with<br />

other drivers and who owns the corner. We were told how to drive<br />

effectively, staying away from driving on the "ragged edge" which<br />

I should have interpreted as "how to finish the race without<br />

Photo by Doug Molny<br />

breaking your car!" I will be quoting from some of the material<br />

we were provided with the credits at the end of this article and<br />

book recommendations.<br />

Doug’s car was happy in its covered carport.<br />

Day 2<br />

Began at 8:00 AM in the classroom. We opened with one of<br />

racing's most important issues the "concept of predictability"!<br />

Then onto the race track, the 11 race students started out on the<br />

grid with a dozen laps of "lead follow" around the track. Since<br />

instructors may not be a passenger in the car this was the next<br />

best way to learn the "ideal line" as most of us were unfamiliar<br />

with this track. As we followed John around the track, the car<br />

directly behind John would drop to the rear as we finished 1 full<br />

lap so that each of us had a run in the front. We returned to the<br />

classroom and talked about how important is was to keep the<br />

RPM's up during the race and shifting at red-line.<br />

An important rule in Club Racing is learning to be "assertive<br />

not aggressive" as we progressed into talking about draft passing,<br />

trail and threshold braking. Many factors come into play when<br />

coming into a corner, making a conscious effort to ease off the<br />

brakes while turning, and then being smooth back onto the<br />

gas. Tire slip, the traction circle and line recovery made for an<br />

excellent topic as getting back onto the ideal line which is very<br />

important after a pass. During a PCA Club Race "blocking" is not<br />

permitted although you are not expected to give up your position<br />

easily. We concluded the morning class by setting up a well<br />

formed grid and practiced side by side starts. This was fun! We<br />

gained a great deal of knowledge, the right gear to start in, which<br />

in my car is 2nd and when to shift and how to position yourself<br />

for the first turn and find the most advantageous line while in a<br />

battle for position into turn one.<br />

After lunch we talked about "PCA style" racing, the main<br />

thrust on how to pass and how to be passed. John Bolcha and<br />

Bryan Henderson discussed 4-types of passes, 1. Under braking,<br />

2. horsepower pass 3. draft pass 4. passing due to another's racer's<br />

mistake. Racing is a mental activity and learning to plan your pass<br />

makes for good sense racing. It was suggested that we practice<br />

passing during the rest of the practice sessions. We were all so<br />

interested in this information that the time seemed to really go by<br />


Photo by Doug Molny<br />

Photo by Lanean Hughes<br />

quickly, so many light bulbs went off in our brains we felt<br />

like neon signs. Most importantly we learned that it is the<br />

responsibility of the overtaking car to make a clean pass. The car<br />

ahead at the turn-in point has the corner! This is where you cannot<br />

make a mistake going into a corner side by side. We then were let<br />

loose on the track with the approval to pass anywhere during the<br />

rest of our practice session. This was an excellent adventure: Club<br />

Racing was quickly becoming my newest passion. They would<br />

have to chain me to the grandstands to keep me away!<br />

The students were eager to learn from the pros.<br />

Day 3<br />

We worked all morning on finding the best line, passing<br />

in corners, draft passing, and working towards the upcoming<br />

qualifying laps for the enduro. I stopped by the scales prior to<br />

qualifying and found that I was about 80 pounds under weight so<br />

I rushed back to the race-port and asked for help. Keith, Bryan,<br />

Jorge jabbered in along with Joe and added a 50 pound weight at<br />

the sub-bolt hole for the seat belt at the passenger side and I<br />

borrowed Bryan's spare tire and mounted it under the hood.<br />

Filled the gas tank to the brim and made sure we were as close to<br />

the necessary weight as possible. We were given about 2-laps to<br />

warm-up and then approximately 4-laps to qualify, the best of<br />

which counted towards our starting position in the enduro. The<br />

rookies were started in the back of the pack. For qualifying our<br />

instructors have told us to be smooth, use our brains, find our<br />

turn in points, apex and track out marks use a 360 degree view<br />

at all times. Drive the line when possible and find clear air, if<br />

necessary pull over and let traffic go by so that we can get a clean<br />

qualifying run.<br />

Mavericks were there in force.<br />

Photo by Lanean Hughes<br />

I had decided to ask Keith Olcha to co-drive with me since he<br />

had a broken rotor and was not able to find a replacement before<br />

the start of the races. I felt comfortable during qualifying and felt<br />

like I had run some good laps, I believe that both Keith and I were<br />

close as far as our times were concerned. But when Keith drove<br />

into the hot pits he was pulled over into the scales for weighing.<br />

Thanks goodness we were 6 pounds over. I was really sweating it.<br />

At least we did not start at the very back of the pack qualifying<br />

35th out of 41 cars. After the sprint races we prepared our pit<br />

strategy and went back to the race-port for pre-race preparation<br />

and dinner in the registration tent. Steaks and chicken were<br />

cooked out on a large grill with lot's of extras, Halloween candy,<br />

and free beer. The Cimmaron Region had a raffle and a grand<br />

time was had by all.<br />

Day 4<br />

We lined up with the rookies in the very back and I must<br />

admit my heart was pumping enough blood for 3-people. I could<br />

not believe that we were to have a rolling start with 41 cars at the<br />

same time! We did and it was very cool, I was really having the<br />

time of my life. I got off ok and passed a couple of cars, around<br />

the 5th lap I passed 2-F class cars and the smile on my face<br />

was huge. The 6th lap I was passed by the GT cars blowing by<br />

everyone and they squeezed by me in turn 10. As I was heading<br />

into the straight I missed a shift and went from 2nd to 5th, as I<br />

was being passed because I had no power I was rooting around<br />

for a gear and trying to stay up with the 2 cars I just had passed,<br />

I ended up in 4th and mis-shifted again trying to get 3rd for turn<br />

one and unfortunately I believe that 1st was the gear I found<br />

Hey...how did Eric Erz get the pole position?<br />

and the transmission literally blew up! That being the end of the<br />

weekend for me I watched the rest of the race from the other side<br />

of the tire wall between turn 2 and 3, this turned out to be the best<br />

seat in the house. That was certainly a different perspective!<br />

Anyway after the race was completed I accomplished another<br />

first which was being towed back to the race port.<br />

As I reflect on the whole experience there was not a minute<br />

I would take back, except for the transmission, as it was the best<br />

time yet in the 2 years as a member of PCA. The race school<br />

was a success and if you get the chance to attend the next one I<br />

highly recommend it. The book we used was "Going Faster" by<br />

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Autocross #6<br />

by Lisa Steele<br />

Considering this was the last official autocross of the season<br />

and we just bought new tires, I wasn’t going to miss this one.<br />

However, I guess this was not the mindset of others because<br />

we only had 13 people show up to the “you never know what<br />

the weather will be like” Mineral Ring. I’m not sure if lack of<br />

attendance was due to weather or people forgetting that we were<br />

actually having an Autocross on a Saturday.<br />

When Mark and I drove up, I quickly realized that I was<br />

going to be the only lady driver not to mention that I was the<br />

ONLY female of the group. Before I could even get out of the car,<br />

I was told, “This is a Chick Free Zone.” Well, this “chick” did not<br />

crumble because I had two things going my way. First, I knew I<br />

would have Top Time of Day - Ladies (I know this is not much of<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

So this is it...the entire group?<br />

Photo by Lisa Steele<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Cody Sears demonstrating (im?)proper flagging<br />

techniques at the driver’s meeting<br />

a challenge but I’ll take what I can get). Second, I knew I would<br />

be assigning worker positions very quickly and with only six to<br />

seven people in a run group, some people would have “multiple<br />

positions” to cover.<br />

The course was well planned by Cody. He designed a very<br />

open, not too technical, and rain friendly (just in case) course. He<br />

also held a very unique Driver’s Meeting in the back of his truck<br />

while driving (not walking) the course. Who needs a map when<br />

you have a truck?!? The people in the back reminded him that it<br />

The Top Time of Day “Team Steele”<br />

would be a good idea not to take the course at speed. My job<br />

of assigning worker positions was actually very simple…. one<br />

person to each of the three corners, one person timing, and one<br />

person running grid. I believe the comment was made that this<br />

was the smallest group for an Autocross in Maverick history. We<br />

had a Blast!! We did two sets of five runs, about thirty minutes of<br />

...a Chick Free Zone ...<br />

fun runs, picked up all pylons, and loaded up our cars and were<br />

finished by approximately 11:30am. What a fine day of racing!<br />

And NO rain to top it all off! Okay, I can’t end this article<br />

without mentioning that Mark “the Man of Steele” and Lisa’s<br />

husband had his First Top Time of Day. Therefore, it was a Steele<br />

TTD Autocross. What a way to end the season.<br />

Autocross #6 Results<br />

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.<br />

Class 2<br />

1 Sears, Cody Red 914 48.072 1 9<br />

37 Davis, Charlie Green 914 51.313 2 7<br />

48 Dugan, Bill Red 914 51.555 3 5<br />

26 Bailey, Ron Blue 914 53.837 4 4<br />

Class 3<br />

87 Platts, Matt Red 924S 52.711 1 9<br />

Class 6<br />

311<br />

161<br />

Machala, Chuck<br />

Randall, Rick<br />

Silver Boxster 50.530<br />

Black 911 Carerra 51.147<br />

1<br />

2<br />

9<br />

7<br />

Class S6<br />

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 51.689 1 9<br />

Class 7<br />

64 Shoffit, James White C4 Cabriolet 50.641 1 9<br />

Class S7<br />

619 Johnson, Rocky Silver Boxster S 51.754 1 9<br />

Class 8<br />

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 47.555 1 9<br />

Class 8L<br />

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 50.014 1 9<br />

Class OG<br />

187 Name Withheld Black 325is 53.528 1<br />

Top Time Of Day Men : Steele, Mark Class 8 Time 47.555<br />

Top Time Of Day Ladies : Steele, Lisa Class 8L Time 50.014<br />


Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

MUSR #4 (Mid US Ramble)<br />

By Charlie Davis<br />

Iknow that MUSR #4 was not strictly a Maverick Region event, nor<br />

was it sponsored by MR. But several MR members attended it, so I<br />

guess it’s relevant. We renamed it the Mid US RainRamble<br />

(MUSRR), because of light rain for 4 days. The nice weather we<br />

ordered showed up Sunday afternoon and really came out in force on<br />

Monday...lasted all week. Darn!<br />

This year, we met in beautiful SE Oklahoma. This part of the<br />

state has some of the bets Porsche roads anywhere. For example State<br />

routes 1 and 2. We explored both of them. We stayed at the Kerr<br />

Mansion south of Poteau for 2 days, then rambled over to the Belle<br />

Starr Lodge at Robbers Cave. Both were wonderful locations! I’m<br />

thinking about organizing a MR tour next year and using these<br />

venues. Ted? You listening?<br />

The cars wait as we explore the Robbers Cave.<br />

party. About half came in uniform. No tricks...just treats. We may do<br />

this again, in spite of the interesting costume worn by Joe Yoder. He<br />

wore part of his costume all weekend. I think he was trying for the<br />

Dave Darling look—pony tail and all!<br />

A couple of entrants went back and actually found the<br />

Runestones the next morning. The effect would have been better on<br />

Halloween night in the dark!<br />

The seminars were WONDERFUL!!! Jon Lowe’s session about<br />

the “Evolution of the 914” was superb. He presented a few pictures<br />

nobody had ever seen before, plus we learned a lot about how and<br />

why the 914 came to be. Most importantly, we learned how lucky we<br />

are that some of the proposed designs never made it to production!<br />

Dave Darling’s talk about “Suspension 101” was equally well<br />

attended and generated lots of good discussion, including arguments<br />

about the best setup. But the panel discussion about “Why would<br />

you ever want to become a CW”...well, it was actually called, “How<br />

and Why to Prepare Your Car for Concours, was the best of all. The<br />

climax of this seminar was when Jean Yoder (a retired physician and<br />

1st time MUSR attendee) stood up (everybody else just asked<br />

questions sitting down) and announced that she had found a new<br />

career. She now understands Joe better and knows that we are all<br />

terribly sick. Even has a clue what is wrong with us and thinks she<br />

can help us. Next year, after going back for a psych refresher, she will<br />

conduct group therapy. She doesn’t understand that we are in denial<br />

and don’t WANT to be cured...<br />

Photo by Bill Dugan and Wendy Shoffit<br />

While the weather didn’t cause anything to be canceled,<br />

it did encourage us to spend more time indoors and talk. We<br />

bonded a lot...<br />

We had 55+ people and 25+ cars this year, down somewhat<br />

from previous years. We have a little bit of money left, which will be<br />

used next year. That’s the way we planned it.<br />

Can you believe that my navigator didn’t see the sign to the<br />

Runestones and we drove around for hours in the dark, leading a<br />

P-train? Everyone else saw the sign but didn’t say diddly. Later in the<br />

event, they gave me a WONDERFUL “Crimson Shaft” award that<br />

Lawrence “Rusty” Bonkoski made, for devotion to duty beyond all<br />

reason or the biggest screw up or something. Oh joy...<br />

After the futile search for the Runestones, we had a Halloween<br />

Who would have thought you could find this scenery in Oklahoma?<br />

Photo by Bill Dugan and Wendy Shoffit<br />

Smiles all around at the Cave.<br />

Everyone agreed that Jean is a saint to put up with Joe and his<br />

obsession with old German sports cars. This weekend, she saw that<br />

Joe is not alone in his obsession. She liked MUSR 4 and plans to<br />

return...plus, she has work to do. Actually, I think she liked us and<br />

starting to get an obsession?<br />

The Winding Stair Mountains were fogged in. Bummer! The<br />

fox didn’t like the fog either. Neither of us saw the other until too late.<br />

Oh, yes...Al Swanson collected the “Deerslayer” award this year, but<br />

not in the fog on the Mountain. It’s been 2 years since the last one<br />

was awarded. The car was drivable. The deer wasn’t.<br />

We had the Concours in the rain. Went like this: Each car was<br />

driven under the portico in front of the Kerr Mansion and the<br />

peanut gallery inside the lobby (where it was warm and dry) would<br />

clap and assign a score. Teri would write them down. Then the next<br />


car would drive up. Actually, we did it the old fashioned way, but if<br />

there had been a portico...<br />

John Swanson ended Rich Johnson’s monopoly and took home<br />

the “Peoples Choice” award, the Hildreth Trophy. The new this year<br />

“Elegance” award went to Charles Stephens from New Ulm, MN. He<br />

also was awarded the Long Distance Award...about 750 miles each<br />

way.<br />

The rain ruined a diode in Betty Perrine’s alternator, so Clay and<br />

Dave Darling made a quick trip to the local AutoZone looking for a<br />

914 alternator. No such luck. Instead, they picked up a couple of<br />

spare batteries, a charger, and hurried to re-join the tour over to the<br />

Belle Starr Lodge.<br />

Before dinner on Saturday, we took Clay Perrine’s tech quiz. It<br />

was quite fiendish, with some questions on real minutiae. And some<br />

very good ones—the 914-6 relay board question was very tricky!<br />

This year marked the demise of Ed Mayo’s long reign as Ramble Tech<br />

Master. Jon Lowe won, with Dave Darling 2 nd . Ed was 3 rd . But there<br />

was one point separating each of them!<br />

...the demise ofEd Mayo’s long reign . . .<br />

The banquet on Saturday evening was fun, especially<br />

considering the thousands of $$$ of door prizes that Rich Johnson<br />

collected. Everyone got something, thanks to our generous sponsors,<br />

who are listed at:<br />

http://vista.pca.org/914/SIGsiteEventsMUSR4Sponsors.html<br />

The box that Rusty made for storing my “Shaft” was nice, but it<br />

didn’t fit in a fully packed 914 very well. It will be good to have<br />

though, as it completely hides the “Shaft” from view. We did get it in.<br />

After packing the car, we drove across the highway to pay for the<br />

last 2 meals and Darlene (the food lady at the Belle Starr) mentioned<br />

that we didn’t drink enough! She had several cases of beer and half<br />

of the wine left...since she doesn’t drink the stuff, she wanted us to<br />

buy it and haul it away! We explained that we didn’t have much<br />

room...little green car...4 days of clothes, spare parts, tools, leftover<br />

T-shirts, cameras, etc. But we felt sorry for her, so we hauled her<br />

cooler out to the car and stuffed 63 cans of beer in all the little nooks<br />

and crannies in the car, then found a place for two 5-liter boxes of<br />

California’s finest box wine (we couldn’t afford the jug stuff) in the<br />

car. This devotion to duty is especially notable if you realize that<br />

the beer is OK beer...3.2% stuff! There is an old urban legend that<br />

Dr. Pepper is the drink of choice to clean out the oil passages in<br />

crankshafts... I may pour it into the cute box Rusty made and see if<br />

3.2% beer will dissolve the entire “shaft”?<br />

Oh, yes: the drink statistics:<br />

We had 3 wines on Saturday evening...Merlot, White Zin, and<br />

Chablis. We drank all the Merlot, half the Zin, and none of the<br />

Chablis. But it would have been different if 911 owners had been<br />

there and if we had cheese (which we didn’t). I didn’t get a count of<br />

the beer, but since it was all 3.2% it probably doesn’t matter.<br />

In contrast to the beer and wine on Saturday evening, we<br />

drained the coffee pot on Sunday morning. This was mostly a result<br />

of the contingent that was up until 5 AM Sunday, drinking some sort<br />

of hard stuff. They mostly didn’t make the morning tour over to the<br />

Cave, the subsequent exercise, and the group pictures. Even the sick<br />

and lame survived the hike up to the Cave...but not the hung over<br />

contingent. You can look and see who is missing from the pictures<br />

and figure all this out...<br />

But the 5 AM group was so mellow (or inebriated?) that they<br />

took up a collection for us and coerced Ron Mott to give it to us (he<br />

may have been the only one of the group able to stand?)...suggesting<br />

that we treat ourselves to a fancy breakfast on the way home. Much<br />

appreciated, guys, but look as we did, there was no place in OK to<br />

spend that much on breakfast! Had we not collected 6-months<br />

worth of beer and wine, the donation could have been used for<br />

beverages. I guess we’ll have to use it more creatively, like doing<br />

something nice for Jean, who has some pending education costs...<br />

We had a some special guests this year. John Straub, who is the<br />

Special Interest Group Coordinator and his wife Monique, flew in<br />

from San Diego to see what all the excitement is about. John, BTW,<br />

has a 914-6 race car. Gudmund Olsson and his cute girlfriend, Rikke<br />

Hallengren, flew over to the US to pick up a car and timed the trip<br />

to attend the Ramble. We enjoyed and appreciated these guests. They<br />

all seemed to have fun.<br />

MUSR 4 was hosted by Cimarron Region. Thank you John<br />

McDermott for all your help! The other helpers were:<br />

Lawrence Bonkoski, who designed and fabricated wonderful<br />

trophies and who also organized the Car Show/Concours; Clay<br />

Perrine, who wrote the Tech Quiz; the Davises who constructed the<br />

Rallye/Tours, handled registration, and did the T-shirts and caps;<br />

Diane Johnson for her cute goodie bags and name badges; Rich<br />

Johnson for the door prizes; and finally Dave Darling, Jon Lowe,<br />

John Straub, and Ed and Jan Mayo, who contributed their expertise<br />

and advice in the various seminars. Thanks guys!<br />


The REAL “Boxster Boulevard”<br />

By Bob Bianconi<br />

Photo by Bob Bianconi<br />

They came from Texas, New Mexico, Michigan and<br />

Arizona, forty-one Boxsters in all and over 80 Porsche<br />

people. They were there to participate in Boxstoberfest<br />

<strong>2002</strong>, the forth such Boxster gathering in Fredericksburg, Texas<br />

on the weekend of November 1-3. Fredericksburg was selected as<br />

host city because of its rich German heritage and because it sits<br />

on the doorstep to some of the most Porsche-friendly roads in<br />

Texas. Of course, there was always the added incentive of<br />

Fredericksburg’s great German beer, but that’s another story.<br />

The three-day event was sponsored by Hill Country Region<br />

with assistance from Maverick Region. Fourteen Boxsters drove<br />

down from the Dallas-Ft.Worth area including Maverick members<br />

Paul and Stephanie Seiler, Mike and Melissa Solorzano, David<br />

Photo by Bob Bianconi<br />

A beautiful sight at the Hilltop Cafe on a not-so-beautiful day<br />

including one from Roger Beasley Porsche in Austin that had<br />

made the trip that morning especially for the show.<br />

By late morning it was off to the famous Hilltop Café, an<br />

unassuming little restaurant on the outskirts of Fredericksburg.<br />

While there, we were treated to a gourmet-style lunch and some<br />

words of encouragement for a great weekend from Hill Country<br />

Region President, Dan Germain.<br />

“...do hereby proclaim Fredricksburg’s<br />

Main Street as ‘Boxster Boulevard.’”<br />

41 Boxsters participate in a soggy car show...<br />

Mize, Scott and Robyn Olson, Arli and Kyle Wilkes, Brandon<br />

Wulz, David Sumners and a host of new members.<br />

Like the Boxstoberfests of the past, this latest gathering was<br />

inspired by the camaraderie established through Porsche Pete’s<br />

Boxster Board; this website site has established itself as ‘the’<br />

place for Boxster discussions and contributed greatly to the<br />

success of this and previous Boxstoberfests.<br />

Boxstoberfest weekend kicked off with a Friday night<br />

hospitality and welcome party at the Auslander Restaurant on<br />

Main Street. Oops, I meant to say: “Boxster Boulevard”, the official<br />

name of Main Street as proclaimed by Fredericksburg Mayor,<br />

Tim Crenwelge. The Mayor graciously issued a city proclamation<br />

re-naming Fredericksburg’s main thoroughfare after the Boxster.<br />

The proclamation provides a hearty “Willkommen” and an<br />

invitation to make Fredericksburg the Boxstoberfest annual<br />

headquarters. What a great suggestion! Welcome packets provided<br />

notes on the weekend events, maps of things to do in<br />

Fredericksburg and a free Klammer. If you’re not a Boxster<br />

owner, you’ll just have to ask one what a Klammer is.<br />

Saturday morning the 41 Boxsters lined up along<br />

Fredericksburg’s Nimitz Parkway for a rain-shorten car show.<br />

Despite the rain, spirits remained high and everyone loved the<br />

display including the local constabulary who seemed to be<br />

admiring the show. There were Boxsters in just about every<br />

imaginable configuration and color, and from the debut year of<br />

’97 though the newest ’03. There were in fact, two ‘03’s present<br />

Photo by Bob Bianconi<br />

With belly’s full, the Boxsters were off to a four-hour tour of<br />

the best roads Hill Country has to offer. Hills, twists, curves and<br />

some spirited driving greeted the line of cars that seemed to<br />

stretch forever across Routes 336 and 337. It was top up for all<br />

but the lead car that –in the spirit of open-top driving – spent<br />

most of the rainy tour with an open cockpit. Lead car, Mike<br />

Rentner from HCR, had to keep a keen eye out for deer, several<br />

of which were seen at the edge of the road. It was, after all, the<br />

beginning of deer season and I guess the P-cars didn’t look as<br />

threatening as the camouflaged pickup trucks covered in mud<br />

seen throughout the weekend.<br />

With some time to rest after the tour, the Boxstoberfest-ers<br />

met at the Plateau Café to talk about the day’s drive, eat fajitas<br />

and if lucky enough, win a door prize. Several locals provided<br />

Melissa & Mike Solorzano with David Mize (center).<br />


door prizes including Boardwalk Porsche and Zims Autotechnik;<br />

just over half of the participants managed to snag a door prize<br />

including several Mavericks. After dinner, crack photographer,<br />

Gottfried Hogh from Michigan, treated folks to a slide presentation<br />

of the day’s events. Gottfried always seems to capture the essence<br />

of Porsche ownership, whether it’s washing a car in the rain or<br />

holding a mug of German beer.<br />

Sunday was time to sample Fredericksburg’s shops, restaurants<br />

and wineries, say farewell to the Boxstoberfest crew and urge<br />

for a return next year. And yes, I suppose there will be a<br />

Boxstoberfest 2003…<br />

Search Porsche Pete’s Boxster Board for “Boxstoberfest” for<br />

additional pictures.<br />

The letter from the Mayor of Fredericksburg<br />

officially declaring Main Street “Boxster Boulevard”<br />


214-965-6102 or 1-800-527-5746<br />

100 Crescent Court, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75201.<br />


New Wheels<br />

If you have any changes that you would like to make to the<br />

MRPCA membership guide, call Joel Nannis at (972) 722-2735<br />

by Joel Nannis, Membership Chair<br />

Alexander, David (Lori)<br />

5030 Airline Road<br />

Dallas, TX 75205<br />

2001 996 Turbo<br />

Christensen, Steven (Trish)<br />

5321 Timberwilde Circle<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76112<br />

1984 944<br />

Dayton, Robert<br />

2508 Morning Glory Drive<br />

Richardson, TX 75082<br />

<strong>2002</strong> 996 Carrera<br />

Gomez, Mark (Tracy)<br />

2916 Fountain Head Drive<br />

Plano, TX 75023<br />

1990 911 Carrera 4<br />

Gutierrez, Joseph ( Steve Jaime)<br />

2201 Wolf Street #5204<br />

Dallas, TX 75201<br />

2000 986<br />

Hescock, Brad (Laura)<br />

7018 Lattimore Drive<br />

Dallas, TX 75252<br />

1983 911 SC<br />

Holmes, David<br />

925 Highwoods Trail<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76112<br />

<strong>2002</strong> 986<br />

Marzloff, Steve<br />

4301 Hanover Street<br />

Dallas, TX 75225<br />

1983 911 SC<br />

Moehlenhof, Chad<br />

2600 Ventura Drive #922<br />

Plano, TX 75093<br />

<strong>2002</strong> 986<br />

Powley, Bob<br />

809 Elk Hollow Court<br />

Crowley, TX 76036<br />

1999 996<br />

Steen, Erick<br />

3713 Lands End Street<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76109<br />

1982 928<br />

Tichenor, William (Meredith)<br />

3625 Potomac Avenue<br />

Dallas, TX 75205<br />

<strong>2002</strong> 996 Cab<br />

Wilson, Mark<br />

119 E Erwin Street #D<br />

Tyler, TX 75702<br />

1988 911<br />

Johnson, Lee (Mary)<br />

4701 Preston Park Blvd #724<br />

Plano, TX 75093<br />

1996 993<br />

Transferred From Oregon<br />

Kendall, Raymond<br />

2648 Legacy Point Drive<br />

Arlington, TX 76006<br />

1979 911 SC<br />

Transferred From Costal Bend<br />

Smith, Kevin (Betsy Woods)<br />

3201 Cherry Lane<br />

Austin, TX 78703<br />

1979 993<br />

Transferred From Hill Country<br />

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New<br />

Members!<br />

Anniversaries<br />

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Daniel Koffman .........................................Grapevine<br />

Arthur Nisle .............................................Fort Worth<br />

James & Wendy Shoffit.....................................Irving<br />

J. Royston & Nancy Brown ...............................Plano<br />

Lee A. Morgan & Tamara Hopkins.........Fort Worth<br />

Randall & Brenda Grubbs ................................Plano<br />

20 Years<br />

Edward M. Petrushka ..............................Fort Worth<br />

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ersary!<br />


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Your Personal Clothier In<br />

Downtown Arlington<br />

<strong>2002</strong> Maverick Member<br />

100 S. West & Main<br />

Downtown Arlington<br />

Convenient Private Parking<br />

Telephone: 817-265-1116<br />

Mon - Sat 9-6 • Thursday till 7:30<br />


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