Slipstream - June 2003

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Time Trial #2

Centerville Tour

Autocross #2 & #3

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Volume 46, June 2003, Issue 6

Departments

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

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

Road Ramblings (President’s Column)......................5

Curves Ahead (Editor’s Column)...............................8

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Happy Hour at Champps..............................................2

Porsche Lunches .............................................................2

July 4th Picnic & Fireworks...........................................2

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

Board Meeting ................................................................5

356 West Coast Holiday.................................................8

McKinney Library Concours......................................11

Father’s Day Picnic.......................................................13

Past Event Recaps

Happy Hour at Speed Zone ..........................................9

Centerville Tour ......................................................14-15

Drivers Education at Other Tracks.............................17

Autocross #2 ............................................................18-19

Autocross #3 ............................................................20-21

Time Trial #2 ...........................................................24-25

Miscellaneous

Trivia Contest..................................................................7

Retread’s Ramblings.....................................................11

Heal & Toe.....................................................................23

Boxster Email List.........................................................24

Day June - Events

3 Board Meeting

7-8 Time Trial #3 & Autocross #4 (MW)

7-8 Jefferson Tour

7-8 LSR Drivers Education (TWS)

12 Happy Hour

15 Father’s Day Picnic

17 Plano & Bedford Lunches

21-22 Mav Drivers Education (MSR)

24 Addison Lunch

22-28 Parade - Tampa, Florida

Day July - Events

4 Davis Picnic & Fireworks

8 Board Meeting

12 McKinney Library Concours

13 Autocross #5 (Penn)

15 Plano & Bedford Lunches

17 Happy Hour

19 Gimmick Rally

20 Whitesboro Tour

26 Post Parade Party

29 Addison Lunch

Photography

Matt Platts, Dee Lersch

Kevin Hardison, Bill Stafford,

Dennis Chamberlain

Cover Photo by Matt Platts

Kevin Hardison’s 914 stands ready in the

paddock area before Time Trial #2

at Mineral Wells

Day August - Events

5 Board Meeting

9 Maverick Social

16-17 LSR Drivers Education (TWS)

19 Plano & Bedford Lunches

21 Happy Hour

23-24 Nacogdoches Tour

26 Addison Lunch

Day September - Events

6 Time Trial #4 (MW)

9 Board Meeting

11 Happy Hour

13 Palo Pinto Tour

16 Plano & Bedford Lunches

19-21 Mav Drivers Education (MSR)

27-28 Time Trial #5/Autocross #6 (MW)

27 Leadfoot Reunion (MW)

30 Addison Lunch

Don’t forget

to signup now for

our annual Picnic.

And why don’t you help Dad

clean his car for the concours!

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2003 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents

ARK-LA-TEX

Kenneth A. Chandler

318-865-8210

bad968@aol.com

COASTAL BEND

Tinker Floyd

361-993-5757

tinker986@aol.com

LONE STAR

Stan Wenger

713-467-0453

stan@stanandjanelle.com

MARDI GRAS

Brad Bradford

504-546-0964

sandrahh@pipeline.com

OZARK

Ron Mott

501-954-9162

pcar_914_6@msn.com

WAR BONNET

Mike Lindsey

405-773-4568

mlindsey21@cox.net

ZONE 5 REP

Brooke Van Horne

tvdrug@flash.net

CIMARRON

Dick Dobson

918-251-3310

dickdobson@webzone.net

HILL COUNTRY

Weston Dillard

512-423-8327

westondillard@austin.rr.com

LONGHORN

Ruth Parks

830-537-4242

porscheladyruth@earthlink.net

MAVERICK

Keith Olcha

817-251-6865

olcha@aol.com

OZARK MOUNTAIN

Leslie Morse

501-530-1537

therainmeister@netscape.net

WHISKEY BAY

Ray Quick

225-767-7666

mercuray1@yahoo.com

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June 12

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(near Beltline & Midway)

(972) 991-3335

Tuesday, June 17th

Good Eats at Collin Creek Mall in Plano

Tuesday, June 17th

Good Eats at Hwy 183 & Bedford Road in Bedford

Tuesday, June 24th

Texana Grill on Beltline at the Tollway in Addison

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2003 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs

Maverick Region President

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 of our driving

events and has recently been heavily involved

in the planning of our Driver’s Education

program. Keith has also started driving his 911

in PCA Club Races.

Vice-President

Noby Takahashi

W - 972-761-4311

H - 214-327-8911

vp@mavpca.org

9201 Garland Road, #115A

Dallas, TX 75218

Noby has been a member since 2000. He is an

active participant in many Maverick driving

events and has helped out with the Autocross

schools. He drives a 2001 Boxster S.

Secretary

Mimi Spreen

H - 972-420-9953

secretary@mavpca.org

709 Reno Street

Lewisville, TX 75077

Mimi has been a PCA member since 1989,

including being actively involved in 2 other

regions. She served with husband, Carey,

as Vice President for 2 years. She drives a

1970 914-6.

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

John Sandusky

W - (817) 777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

John has been a member since 1986. He has

become increasingly involved in Drivers'

Education events over the past few years. He

drives a track prepared 1990 964 C2.

Logistics & Support

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

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.

Rallies & Event Ad Design

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 - (940) 381-9070

C - (940) 206-4338

ax@mavpca.org

Driving Rules

Bill Dugan

H - (817) 265-0704 (


Road Ramblings

by Keith Olcha, Maverick Region President

Membership has its privileges. Not with

the American Express Card, but with

PCA, of course. Did everyone receive

their coupon for $100 discount off $200 or

more parts/accessories purchased from any

authorized dealer, in the mail last month? Every

PCA member on record as of March should

have gotten one. PCA/PCNA did the same

coupon deal last year and also gave you $1000 back if you bought

a Boxster S – so I did both! Now you might ask- is that coupon a

good deal? For me it is, because the dealer I happen to frequent

first applied the 15% PCA club discount to their parts prices, and

then subtracted the $100. Last time I was able to buy everything

except the oil to provide both a tune-up on my 911, and a 15,000

mile service on the Boxster. My labor, factory parts. It worked out

to about $230 in list price parts for $100 using the formula above.

They’ll honor the coupon on boutique items also. I haven’t used

the new coupon yet, but I‘ll hopefully be able to get some car-care

items as well as some parts.

June is the month with the most daylight. I guess the light

and the warmth just make it seem earlier and easier to stay out

later than in the shorter winter days. Good time for working on

the cars after dinner, no? 8:00pm is about right to start a car wash,

and then take the wiener dog for a walk just as its getting dark.

June is also the month for that most-hallowed event, the 24 hours

of Le Mans. Once each year 125 miles southwest of Paris, the

public and private roads near the Sarthe River are transformed

into the long race circuit where all the legends have raced. I guess

it wouldn’t surprise you if I mentioned that Porsche has the

most overall wins as well as the most in-class wins in the race’s

history. Coincidentally, that classic racing film Le Mans, starring

the also legendary Steve McQueen is finally available in widescreen

DVD with Dolby 5.1 sound. I’ve got the VCR version

(Amazon $9.99- deal), but I’m planning to buy the DVD soon.

I’ve heard it’s reasonably priced. Unlike the movie “Grand Prix”,

which isn’t a bad flick overall, Le Mans is narrower, but a real car

nut’s movie, perhaps the best racing film.

Speaking of car nut stuff- the cable people came to my house

yesterday- this is not an exaggeration, and told me I’m not

supposed to be getting channels 33-100 on Charter and disconnected

them. Now I’ve got Dish Network Satellite and Charter

Cable. The cable is for high-speed Internet (no DSL in my area)

and local channels etc. and Dish Network for movies and other

stuff. Speed Channel was channel 65 on Charter cable. I’ve had

this arrangement for two years, so now I’ll have to add the

package with Speed Channel to Dish Network, because I can not

even remember what life was like before Speedvision the Speed

Channel predecessor before Fox bought the network. Okay, so

I’m overdoing it, but I can’t imagine how people cooked before

microwave ovens and if you told me it was a choice between the

microwave and Speed Channel, well…

June is a power packed month of club activity- the Jefferson

Tour appears to be another Ted Glover winner. The part I like

about it is the whole afternoon and evening is free in Jefferson to

visit historic homes, shop for antiques and then have dinner at the

Stillwater Inn. The Father’s Day picnic on June 15th is a Maverick

tradition which also includes a low-pressure show and shine

concours. We’ve also got an autocross and time trial at Mineral

Wells, plus another Drivers Education at Motorsport Ranch. If

you’re in town and just want to come by- please do- they’ll be

about 200 people there as usual. It’s a good time for everyone

including spectators. Many of us are also going to the annual

national Porsche Parade. This year it is being held at the Saddle

Brook Resort near Tampa, Florida. Remember next year,

Maverick Region is hosting Parade with the Worthington Hotel

and Texas Motor Speedway being the main event venues. One

final comment for the month: What is it with these Trivia

Contests? What do you have to do to win? I don’t think I’ve ever

gotten more than 3 correct. From now on I’m just guessing like I

did on the SATs back in high-school. Till next month.

Photo by Matt Platts

Keith Olcha at the TMS Club Race.

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Curves Ahead

by Matt Platts, Editor

Wow! I can’t believe that I’m actually

going to drive at Texas Motor

Speedway! I’m sure that any of you

reading this have already driven there, but my

first time is coming up very soon. I’ve heard

about how hard the track is on brakes, I guess

going to 4-turns of NASCAR high-banks will do

that. I have been told to be prepared with a spare

set of brake pads and my brake bleeding equipment.

Could there be anything more exciting than actually using

up a set of brake pads in just a few track sessions? I am used to

Drivers Ed’s at Motorsport Ranch which is a little gentler on

brakes, this will be an entirely new experience for me.

Maverick Minutes

by Mimi Spreen

The May Board meeting was held at the

Olcha's house on Tuesday, May 6.

Attendees were: Charlie and Teri Davis, Noby

Takahashi, Matt Platts, Joel Nannis, Cody Sears,

Mike Brodigan, Lanean Hughes, Wendy Shoffit,

Jan Mayo, Dennis Chamberlain, Bob Knight, Joe

McGlohen and Tinker Edwards. The meeting was

called to order at 7:20 pm with Keith's Round the Room:

Dennis - Happy Hour at Speedzone went well. The next HH

is at Cafe Vienna in Irving, BYOB. Check Slipstream for details.

Dennis has matched up 2 new members with mentors. Happy

Hour at Main Event in Plano may work instead of a Saturday

night social. Will discuss with Mimi via email.

Mike - Advertising is current. Sending out letters to keep in

front of billings. Ads look great in the latest issue.

Teri - Activities: Father's Day Picnic at Dave and Doris

Casey's house in Copper Canyon. Look in Slipstream for info.

Come to the Davis' house on the 4th of July for a BYOFF (food &

fireworks) party. Call Teri for info on the fireworks situation. May

be too dry. Gimmick tour on the weekend of 7/17 to end up at the

New Museum of Art. Lee Pepper, Maverick member, is a docent

at the museum.

Jan - 2004 Parade the Victory Banquet is locked in at TMS.

Matt - Slipstream will be in the mail on Wednesday.

Wendy - TT #2 made $350. AX #2 made about $150. Expense

reports passed on to Bob. The scrapbook has been completed

with the help of Jan and Linda Bambina and will give to Lanean

to pass onto National. While doing Region of the year, she noticed

we lost 20% of the total members (over 200) and wanted to

discuss with Board to come up with a proactive way to retain

their memberships. Teri offered to help compose a letter that Joel

will send to new members to find out what their interests are in

the club and we can call or email them encouraging them to come

out to an event.

As I promised last month, I finally got out and drove in a couple

of Autocrosses and a Time Trial. As expected, they were both very

interesting. We have some wonderful course designers who come up

with ingenious ways to lay out cones just to give the driver a hard

time. I must admit that they are not nearly as difficult to drive as they

first appear, but eek-ing out that little bit of extra speed can be very

challenging. The competitive aspect of comparing your times with

others in your class has a great way of forcing you to try new things to

shave a few hundredths of a second off. Occasionally a cone (or two)

end up taking the brunt of your small mistakes during the search for

the quickest route for you, your abilities, and your car.

I hope to see some of you at more of our events, I may even

run into you at Parade in Tampa at the end of the month.

Bob - We're good/and we're still good.

Joel - First new member with a Cayenne joined our region.

Joe McGlohen - our events have been safe for the last month.

Joe said we need 6-8 radios and per Keith, Joe is to procure prices

on 6-10 new radios and get back with the Board so we can decide

when and how many to buy.

Lanean - CR has 54 entrants and DE has 35, with more still

planning on attending. Could reach 100 total entrants. Cayenne

will be there and will probably be a pace car or used for the

Charity laps. Nancy Dugan sent a list of volunteers and we are

lacking. Lanean to get a list of positions in need and post it on

MRPCA list. The Show and Shine is sponsored by Wash

Solutions. Kids AX on Sun afternoon. Addison lunches now at

Texana.

Charlie - Truxter lives!! Maintenance items completed Brakes

are important and need to be addressed. 914 SIG had HCR

sponsored tour at Lodge on Lake Buchannan.

Keith - talked again with the Omni Theatre on Montgomery

near Camp Bowie and they said we can have protected Porsche

parking, rows where we can sit together and get a break on the

price of tickets. Requested we have this event on Sun 8/10 about

3:30 with dinner afterwards, possibly at Dos Gringos, but other

suggestions welcome. The Saturday 8/9 social will be replaced

with the Sun social. Keith will speak at the McKinney Library

Concours in July. See Slipstream for information.

Cody - Heads up on future request for buying equipment for

AX. Bar code reader and display for times. James and Charlie are

creating new software. Equipment will take some time, so we

need to get working on this. Wants to have further discussions for

adding a charity event at TMS, possibly to count towards points

total, or use as a make up. Safety supplies needed for AX and will

be purchased.

Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:04 and passed.

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Happy Hour at Speed Zone

by Dennis Chamberlain

Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain,

Tinker Edwards, and Mark Gluck

Keith Olcha’s Slipstream article about his favorite ten

Porsches was a hot topic at the April 17 Happy Hour

at the Malibu Speed Zone. One of the first questions

that new members wanted to ask was “is Keith Olcha here?”

and “has he owned all ten of his favorite Porsches?” I told

them that I was just guessing, but that I’d bet that even though

he might have driven several of those cars, it was highly

unlikely that he’d owned all of them. Then again, I told them

that with Keith, nothing would surprise me.

New members Shelly and Michael Caolo were in attendance, and while they had just

joined PCA, Michael has owned several Porsches in the past. He recently acquired a 928

GTS (with 20,000 miles on it) from Boston, and meanwhile, Shelly drives a speed yellow

1996 993.

The lap timer for the Grand Prix Racers was inoperative, possibly due to management

remembering our last happy hour at the Speed Zone!

With a Stars playoff game in progress, and a club race at TWS the coming weekend, the

turnout for this happy hour at Malibu Speed Zone was moderate – about thirty-five members.

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Jasmine and James ham it up

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

We had perfect weather

for driving the go-karts, but

due to school being out the

next day (Good Friday), the

lines were long and rowdy.

For the June 12 happy

hour, we’ll be returning to

Champps American Grill in

Addison.

Hope to see you there.

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Garry Chandler & Andrew Ciccarelli

Would you buy a used car from any of these people?

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Shelly and Michael Caolo

356 West Coast Holiday

October 2nd–5th, 2003

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Retread’s Ramblings : Pads & Rotors

by Joe McGlohen

The best combination of pads and rotors that I have found

over ten years of on track research: Un-slotted frozen rotors

in combination with KFP Blue brake pads. These very hard

carbon fiber pads provide excellent life and braking efficiency. The

pads are made with a ceramic insulator to keep the fluid from boiling.

Frozen rotors just last and last and last, and the efficiency is

way up… all other things being equal.

Love Mintex as I do, they fry in severe usage and the good

compounds are not readily off the shelf available from my local

suppliers. And they are just as expensive as any other mentioned

in previous posts here and the KFP pads.

Track Brakes: Expect high temperatures, be prepared. Use of

extreme service moly wheel bearing grease in front bearings is

mandatory. I recommend Red Line wheel bearing grease. Read

the General Motors wheel bearing service manual, it states:

“Create a ‘dam’ of grease on both sides of the bearing to retain

hot grease in place in the bearing races.”

Absolute Must: *The wheel* is the radiator for most Porsche

brakes, especially the fronts. The contact patch between the hub

carrier and the rotors, and between the wheel and the hub carrier

must be very clean. A *thin* coat of silver or copper anti-seize

on the flat mating surfaces will serve as a conducting "bridge"

between the wheel and the mating surfaces. This attention to

wheel conductivity is worth almost as much as (in some applications

more than) ducting cool air.

Remember, you do not go fast using the middle pedal, so use it

earlier, and use it less. You will be amazed at the difference it makes.

All this talk about friction leads nicely into the need to bleed

your brakes. You should bleed or flush your brake fluid often if

you drive hard on the street or track, so an efficient bleeding

technique helps quite a bit. There are three types of "one person”

brake bleeding systems that I would like to familiarize you with.

Photo by Matt Platts

Downside: The first time I needed to use these they failed,

clogged or otherwise stuck, and the originals were sitting on my

workbench hundreds of miles away.

2) Vacuum Bleed - A vacuum system pulls fluids (including

air) from each bleed zerk. Upside, less moisture in the fluid.

Downside: I could seldom make this system work reliably, and if

it did, it emptied the reservoir (this system really sucks).

3) Pressure Bleeders: Motive et al. I made one of these from

a garden sprayer before they became readily available, then I

bought one. Downside: The reservoir cap gasket easily deforms

on the commercial one I bought, so special care was needed to

keep the gasket intact. If the gasket doesn’t retain a good seal, this

system can easily make a big mess.

Example of a vacuum bleeding system

Saturday, July 12th, 11a.m.-1p.m.

101 E. Hunt Street, McKinney, Texas

Photo by Matt Platts

Example of a pressured bleeding system.

(Sample provided by Zims Autotechnik)

Here is a quick summary that will explain the major differences

between them. This may help you to decide which system

is the best choice for you.

1) Speed Bleeders – This system uses a ball check valve built

into the bleed valve. It allows you to open and pump the brake

pedal until the old fluid is flushed, then simply close the valve.

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Centerville Tour

For those of us who could not get enough wild flowers on the

Hill Country Tour this spring, Ted and Bonnie Glover took

us out to east Texas and Henderson on Sunday, April 27th.

The weather was, again, wonderful and traffic sparse so we got

in dozens of wonderful runs. We also had our first (to my

knowledge, anyway) touring dog, Hannah. Hannah rode in a

black, '87, whale tail turbo, outfitted with a custom dog seat,

driver Myron and navigator Donna.

Seventeen cars and 30+ folks started from the Mickey D's at

Hwy 80 and Beltline and drove along 64 east towards Henderson.

Lunch was to be a picnic on a beautiful shady island in Martin

Creek Lake State Park near Tatum.

Almost 30 years ago when he was a baby

electrical engineer in Boston, Massachusetts,

my husband worked on the design of an

electrical power plant built somewhere in

east Texas. As we drove, John struggled to

remember its name and location. As we

walked around the bend of the lovely lake,

John saw the power plant and gasped,

"That's it! I recognize the layout!"

Martin Creek Lake is not only a haven

for picnickers and fishermen, it is also the

cooling water source for the largest ligniteby

Dee Lersch

Photo by Dee Lersch

fired generating power plant in the world. The plant produces

electricity for the equivalent of half a million homes and is fed by

...17 cars, 30+ folks, and 1 dog...

a 26,000 acre surface coal and mining operation. We drove

through areas that had been mined in the past and have been

reclaimed with pine trees and purple velch.

In the afternoon we were poignantly reminded to be

thankful for the sweetness of our Sunday. In Winona and

north Henderson, flags flew in every yard and yellow ribbons

fluttered on every telephone pole for troops

far away this day. We passed the Pleasant

Hill Cemetery and the monument erected

by New London for the more than 300 of

its teenagers killed by a gas explosion in

their school in 1937.

With gratitude for the opportunity to

do so, the whole pack cheerfully U-turned

in Lindale to get 20 year old Douglas Grant

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Drivers Education at Other Tracks

by Keith Olcha

Last month I reported on the Club Race held in College Station at

Texas World Speedway (TWS). Many of you have commented that

either you would like to drive at another racetrack other than

Motorsports Ranch (MSR) or some of you have missed events at MSR

because they fill up fast and you did not make the lottery for the green

and blue run groups. Drivers education has five run groups- green, blue,

you get a hotel reservation promptly as College Station can have a

shortage of hotel rooms during A&M events. Of course another venue

is the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma 40 miles from Tulsa.

Hallett is different yet from TWS or MSR. It is challenging and

relatively safe with lots of run off and minimal Armco.

. . .it’s a learning curve and there’s no

substitute for track time . . .

yellow, white, and red. Green are pure novices who often have 0,0,0-

which means zero days of drivers- education track experience, zero days

of experience at the track the event is being held at, and zero days driving

within Zone 5 or Maverick Region in other events such as autocross,

time trials, or professional schools (Panoz), etc. Red group drivers are

instructors who have extensive familiarity with the track, many days of

driving their cars on track, and driving with Maverick and Zone 5, etc.

The colored run groups in between have drivers displaying varying levels

of experience combined with varying levels of car speed so they are

placed between the two boundary groups. It’s a learning curve and there

is no substitute for seat time. The green and the blue run groups fill up

fast and that’s where the over-subscription happens. So how can you get

more experience, and/or vary your experience?

This track map of Hallett can’t show you it’s dramatic elevation changes.

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usually a large group of Mavericks that come down for the weekend as

drivers, instructors, or workers of some sort. It is quite common for

12-15 Mavericks to be there for a DE weekend. Check out the track at

Lone Star’s website- www.lsrpca.com. MSR is considered a more

technical track than TWS, and it is a lot shorter at 1.7 miles versus TWS’s

2.9 miles. TWS has higher speeds, but still takes about 30-35 seconds

longer to lap on average for any given car. It has more elevation changes

and is more of a 3rd-4th-5th gear track versus 2nd-3rd-4th for MSR.

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Autocross #2

By Wendy Shoffit

We have been busy gearing up for next year’s Parade in Fort Worth.

On April 13th, we held an autocross event in the parking lot at

Texas Motor Speedway, the site for the Parade Autocross. We

wanted to try some new procedures to handle a large group of cars. We had

nearly 70 drivers participate! While it might not be as large as the Parade

crowd, we did manage to give everyone 8 laps AND be done by 4 PM

(Parade only gives you normally 3 laps).We’re working very hard to prepare

ourselves to give all of PCA a Parade they won’t soon forget. There are still a

few “kinks” to work out here and there, but with the group of people we

have, it won’t be hard. Fortunately, our new timing trailer, the “Truxster”

(named after finder and fixer-upper Charlie Davis, a.k.a. “Chuxster”), is

working extremely well. Thanks to Charlie’s hard work we finally have a

timing vehicle that is mobile, can store all our equipment (organized, no

less), gives us a perch from which to see the entire course, AND gives the

timing goddesses (and sometimes the men,too) a little bit of a/c.But enough

of all that, let’s get to the action.

The course, designed by Charlie, was a fun and challenging course. It

had lots of tight turns, switch-backs, and a skidpad near the end. The average

time was just under 70 seconds. Parade Competition Rules say that lap

times must be approximately 60 seconds when driven in a moderate car by

a moderate driver. I forget the actual wording and have spent far too much

time trying to look it up, but trust me... that’s generally what it says. Again,

we were trying to warm up to Parade. I think we accomplished that goal.

The competition was very strong as Chuck Machala took Men’s Top

Time of Day with Keith Olcha only 3/10ths of a second behind him. Lisa

Steele, who is driving very fast this year, not only took Ladies’ Top Time of

Day, but also beat her husband, Mark’s, time. Was that the first time, Lisa?

Photo by Matt Platts

Drivers Meeting as viewed from atop “the truxter”

If so, it certainly won’t be the last. If you want to know her theory about why

she’s driving so well, just ask her.

Everyone seemed to have a great time and was very appreciative of

there being food and drinks provided at the track. We’re planning another

Parade warm-up event out at TMS on October 26th. We need even more

cars out there to help test our improvements. I hope you will consider

joining us,even if you’ve never autocrossed before.In 2004 we’re going to get

all kinds of people!

Photo by Matt Platts

Photo by Bill Stafford

Cyril Reif navigates a left-hander

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Darren Shaffer circles the skidpad


Autocross #2 Results

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.

Class 2

66 Sears, Cody Red 914 64.492 1 9

37 Davis, Charlie Green 914 66.763 2 7

26 Bailey, Ron Blue 914 67.234 3 5

41 Swanson, Allen Yellow 914 73.596 4 4

Class S2

124 Pajares, Luis White 914 71.861 1 9

24 Pajares, Rowdy White 914 72.346 2 7

Class 3

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 67.146 1 9

Class S3

666 Easley, Jay Blue 944 73.001 1 9

Class S3L

137 Zaruba, Anastasia Blue 944 82.89 1 9

Class 4

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 65.81 1 9

54 Sutton, Jerry Red 911T 68.064 2 7

Class S4

120 de Jong, Michael Orange 911 T 70.842 1 9

Class 4L

45 Sutton, Myra Red 911T 66.392 1 9

Class S4L

210 de Jong, Michele Orange 911 T 74.817 1 9

Class 5

911 Stafford, Bill Brown 911 SC 65.566 1 9

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 65.794 2 7

Class 5L

11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 66.316 1 9

Class 6

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 64.245 1 9

176 Miller, Grant Black 911 Coupe 66.622 2 7

750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 66.661 3 5

750A Weintraub, Donald Black Boxster 73.788 5 3

Class S6

105 Snodgrass, Tom Yellow Boxster 68.424 1 9

1111 Smith, Ray Black Boxster 74.69 2 7

Class 6L

15 Burbank, Shelly Red 911 70.463 1 9

Class 7

1 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster S 63.444 1 9

27 Olcha, Keith Red Boxster S 63.799 2 7

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 64.954 3 5

216 Fry, Terry Silver Boxster S 65.271 4 4

145 Reif, Cyril White 911 C2 66.857 5 3

Class S7

273 Bebic, Youri White Boxster S 67.446 1 9

72 Heragu, Keerthi Yellow Boxster S 70.182 2 7

Class S7L

720 Kavanaugh, Susanna Black Boxster S 72.011 1 9

Class 8

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 66.78 1 9

Class 8L

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 65.73 1 9

Class 10

111 Hardison, Kevin Blue 914 65.817 1 9

Class 12

619 Johnson, Rocky White 968 66.94 1 9

58 Gage, Dan Red 944 Turbo 69.002 4 4

Class 13

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 66.725 1 9

242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S68.782 2 7

Class 16

21 Gonzales, Rick Yellow 914-6 68.786 1 9

Class 17

30 Swanson, John Blue 914-6 70.76 1 9

Photo by Matt Platts

Autocross #2 Results (continued)

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.

Class OA

85 Hanna, Al Red Corvette Z06 64.370 1

47 McCall, Jason Blue Firebird 68.750 2

46 Tatro, Todd Blue Cobra 72.732 3

Class OE

881 Lo, Joseph Pewter X-Type 72.965 1

818 Yamada, Dean Pewter X-Type 73.357 2

Class OG

999 Name Withheld Red 328is 66.475 1

123 Name Withheld Silver Cooper S 68.686 2

318 Name Withheld Black 318i 69.838 3

87 Name Withheld Black 325is 70.623 4

23 Name Withheld Silver Cooper S 70.920 5

62 Name Withheld Red M Roadster 72.009 6

25 Colletti, Mark Silver Golf 73.192 7

Class OJ

75 Peebles, Iain Green Miata 64.026 1

7 Wagner, Jon Green Miata 64.445 2

74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 66.037 3

451 Machala, Tim Silver S2000 67.274 4

126 Williamson, Ron Blue Miata 68.369 5

162 Williamson, Ryan Blue Miata 68.513 6

199 Lo, James Green Integra 69.632 7

91 Suel, Gurol White RSX 70.676 8

311 Machala, Charles Silver S2000 72.122 9

65 Gallup, Duane Silver Miata 75.288 10

Class DD

19 Petri, Brian Black Boxster S 69.102

130 Hensley, Steve Green 914 80.456

44 Name Withheld Silverblau 525i 80.909

53 Abdul Mujeeb, Adam Red 924S 82.448

The scoreboard was a popular place to hang out

Top 10 Drivers

Car # Name Car Time

1 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster S 63.444

27 Olcha, Keith Red Boxster S 63.799

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 64.245

66 Sears, Cody Red 914 64.492

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 64.954

216 Fry, Terry Silver Boxster S 65.271

911 Stafford, Bill Brown 911 SC 65.566

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 65.730

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 65.794

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 65.810

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Autocross #3

by Al Swanson

The alarm went off at 4:30 AM on Sunday morning the 4th of

May. I staggered to the kitchen to start coffee and breakfast.

This is how a day of autocross fun starts out, when you live 75

miles East of Dallas. After the coffee was brewing and the biscuits

were in the oven, I went to make sure my son and my father were also

on their feet. This was going to be another 3-generation autocross

event for the Swansons. My father had driven down from Fairfield

Bay, Arkansas the day before, pulling his muscular 914-6 on a trailer

behind his Tahoe. The Ozark region does not have many driving

events, so he tries to run with us Mavericks whenever he can. My son

and I would be sharing the 1973 914 2.0L 4 cylinder we had restored

together as a father and son project (we finished the restoration, just

in time for him to drive it to his senior prom 4 years ago).

After checking fluid levels and tire pressures, our small convoy

rolled out of the dark driveway at 5:45 AM. We pulled into

Pennington Field just after 7:00 AM, waving at Noby and Cody,

still carefully placing the last few cones on the course. Since the

stadium facilities were still locked up, the first order of business

would be a trip to the McDonald's across the street. We next set

...Some people called it a squeeze play...

After the Funnel, was a tight left-hander. It was this turn where

James Shoffit demonstrated his 911's ability to perform a 360-

degree spin. After the lefty, was another creative new feature, the

donut! You entered the donut from one side, drove around the

sweet pylon filled center one half revolution in either direction,

then exited the other side. After the donut, was a 6 cone optional

slalom with a dogleg at the beginning. The combination of the

optional donut direction and the optional slalom direction

probably generated the most discussion all day about the fastest

way around the course. I think I witnessed every possible

combination. After the slalom, was a very misleading 90-degree

turn, which more than a few people missed. I actually had to use

reverse gear on one occasion after missing the turn in a four-wheel

drift (thanks Lisa for announcing this on the PA system). After the

90-degree turn, was a right hand sweeper, which led to the finish.

The original goal was for each driver to get 5 runs in the

morning and 5 runs in the afternoon. Due to a combination of fast

lap times, efficient event organization, and threatening weather

conditions, each of the 37 drivers had completed their 10 runs

before lunch. The overcast sky, combined with a nice breeze, made

for a very comfortable morning of racing. I don't think anyone

minded finishing early.

about preparing our cars for racing and the all-important Tech

Inspection. People that live a good distance from the Metroplex

should know the mandatory Pre-Tech Inspection is not really all

that mandatory. Just talk to Cody Sears to arrange for a Tech

Inspection the day of the event.

By 8:00 AM we had signed the waiver form, picked up a course

map, and started walking the course. I could tell right away this

was going to be a 2nd gear only, 914 type of course. After a trio of

tightly spaced offset gates, there was a feature I had not previously

seen. Some people called it a squeeze play, but I liked to call it the

Funnel. The Funnel started out with the cones a good distance

apart, gently forcing you into a right hander, but towards the exit,

the cones on each side narrowed to the point where you were not

sure your car would fit through.

Photo by Matt Platts

Photo by Matt Platts

Al Swanson rounds the last corner heading to the finish line

Wendy Shoffit shows us all how to “lift” and turn

My favorite car to watch was the Black 911 Targa Carerra of

Rick Randall. As he would reach the apex of the Funnel, he would

hit the gas hard, causing his car's front tires to leap off the

pavement. That sure gave me the urge to put a big 6 in my little

yellow 914. I guess I should repair my hood and bumper damage

(close encounter with an Oklahoma Deer) before worrying about

a power upgrade. Charlie Davis is starting to give me a hard time

about running without a front bumper. I guess he thinks I'm getting

an unfair weight advantage.

Thanks a bunch to all the members who helped orchestrate

this event, especially the Steeles, Shoffits, and fellow Texas Aggie,

Cody Sears. What a great way for a father, son, and grandson to

spend a little quality time together, with their Porsches of course.

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Photo by Matt Platts

Photo by Matt Platts

Photo by Matt Platts

Photo by Matt Platts

Tom Snodgrass goes left through the “donut”

Lisa Steele goes right through the “donut”

Rick Randall shows how close he can get to the cones in turn 2

James Shoffit navigates the chicane at the end of the slalom

Autocross #3 Results

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.

Class 2

66 Sears, Cody Red 914 29.336 1 9

37 Davis, Charlie Green 914 29.765 2 7

41 Swanson, Allen Yellow 914 32.373 3 5

371 Davis, Kevan Green 914 32.927 4 4

14 Swanson, Michael Yellow 914 33.342 5 3

Class 3

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 32.185 1 9

87 Platts, Matt Red 924S 32.386 2 7

Class S3

666 Easley, Jay Blue 944 32.804 1 9

Class S3L

137 Zaruba, Anastasia Blue 944 38.455 1 9

Class 4

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 29.990 1 9

54 Sutton, Jerry Red 911T 31.545 2 7

Class 4L

45 Sutton, Myra Red 911T 31.084 1 9

Class 5

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 29.887 1 9

911 Stafford, Bill Brown 911 SC 30.774 2 7

Class S5

40 Fleming, Jerry Silver 911SC 32.327 1 9

Class 5L

11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 31.026 1 9

Class 6

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 30.281 1 9

Class S6

105 Snodgrass, Tom Yellow Boxster 32.290 1 9

Class 7

27 Olcha, Keith Red Boxster S 30.949 1 9

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 31.676 2 7

Class 8

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 29.460 1 9

Class 8L

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 30.647 1 9

Class 12

619 Johnson, Rocky White 968 32.308 1 9

Class 13

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 30.027 1 9

242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S31.333 2 7

224 Shaffer, Ted W-Green Boxster S33.741 3 5

Class 17

30 Swanson, John Blue 914-6 32.571 1 9

Class OA

818 Yamada, Dean Silver RX-7 33.973 1

Class OJ

32 Conti, Joseph Green Miata 30.497 1

711 Jandrucko, Robert Black 350Z 31.544 2

126 Williamson, Ron Blue Miata 31.585 3

199 Lo, James Green Integra 32.859 4

Class DD

19 Petri, Brian Black Boxster S 32.683

Top 10 Drivers

Car # Name Car Time

66 Sears, Cody Red 914 29.336

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 29.460

37 Davis, Charlie Green 914 29.765

64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 29.887

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 29.990

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 30.027

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 30.281

32 Conti, Joseph Green Miata 30.497

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 30.647

911 Stafford, Bill Brown 911 SC 30.774

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Heel and Toe

by Mike Lapp

How many of you know how to heel and toe? How many of

you know why you need to heel and toe?

When I was a young wannabe Mark Donohue, reading Road

and Track, Car and Driver, and Car Life, I was always reading

about “heel and toe”. I tried it in the Buick and took it to heart,

actually attempting to heel and toe – literally. I didn’t know why

I should do it, just that it was something I needed to learn to do.

Although, in fact, my corner approach method always included

down shifting to help slow the car, negating the need for heel

and toe.

As a driving instructor I often find myself instructing a student

who has gotten to the point where his/her inability to heel and toe

is slowing the entry speed to a corner. Let me explain.

The typical approach to a corner that requires braking is as

follows: brake, roll back onto the throttle, and turn. If a downshift

is required, you now have something that needs to be done in

parallel with one of the other 3. Since we would want to accelerate

after the downshift to get the most from the downshift, the downshift

needs to be done at the same time as braking.

...I recommend you practice every chance you

get - in everyday driving...

If you are at say 4,000 rpm in 3rd gear when you brake, you can

downshift smoothly to 2nd and accelerate without upsetting the

car. At that speed, if you don’t downshift, you will lug the engine, so

2nd gear will put it well within its comfort zone.

If you are at 6500 rpm when you enter the braking zone and

you downshift to second during braking, the engine, which has

slowed to just over an idle during braking is now being asked to

perk up to say 4000 rpm. The rear wheels will lock briefly, upsetting

the car, and possibly causing a spin if a 911. In any case, not a

smooth experience, and not one the equipment much likes, either.

And not fast!!

After a couple of these, sensible students usually start braking

enough to prevent the drama, slowing the car sufficiently for a

comfortable downshift. Note there is no mention of the entry speed

being too high for the corner, just for the downshift. The downshift

is now controlling the entry speed!!

If during braking, you were able to blip the throttle to bring

the engine speed up so it would accept the downshift, even if it

means the engine would need to be at 4000 rpm when the clutch

comes out, you could now enter the corner at the correct speed. The

wheels won’t lock, and you can make a smooth transition from

braking to acceleration, and turn-in.

This technique requires heel and toe. For me, and many others,

the term is a misnomer as I place the left side of the ball of my right

foot on the brake and roll the foot to blip the throttle. I have size 12

feet and that works best for me. On my early 911 I needed to modify

the throttle pedal. In road tests of early 911s through the 993,

Photo by Kevin Hardison

testers always complained the cars weren’t heel and toe friendly.

However, the pedal arrangement on Boxsters and 996s accommodate

most drivers.

After you have modified (if necessary) your pedal arrangement

to facilitate the technique, do several dry runs through the gears

with the engine off until you think you have a comfortable feel for

it. For some it may literally be heel and toe. For most, the foot roll

method will work better; try them all and find what works best for

you. Then, I recommend you practice every chance you get – in

everyday driving.

We recently got this suggestion from one of our driving

instructors.

You can get a better feel for the RPM matching you will be

doing on your downshifts with this drill on a deserted highway or

backroad. As you are driving along in 5th gear at a steady speed,

downshift to 4th and rev the engine a little as you let out the clutch,

trying to maintain a constant speed. You already do this on the

upchange by letting the revs drop, now practice doing it on the

downchange by revving. Go back and forth between 4th and 5th.

When you get comfortable with that, do 4th and 3rd and then back

up (be careful not to over rev if you go to 3rd). Once you get the

hang of it you can even try 5th directly to 3rd. Having this down

will make it a lot easier when you start to add braking to the mix for

a proper heel and toe downchange.

All this being said, please prioritize the important aspects of

driving. I really don’t want to hear from you after you have run into

the back of a Ford pickup during a botched heel and toe attempt.

Once you have learned, make it a habit, as you don’t want to

have to think about whether you need to or don’t need to heel and

toe. Whether you are on a hi speed milk run up Lime Creek road or

at Texas World Speedway, you don’t want to have one more thing

to think about. The more you commit to habit, the more you can

concentrate on the matter at hand - driving.

Finally, we have several club members that can help teach the

technique or make suggestions for modifications. Some of the local

Porsche shops can be helpful, also. If you want more information,

give me a call at: 512-467-6773.

Mike Lapp “practicing” his heel and toe at the TMS Club Race.

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Time Trial #2

by Mike Bridges

Ever had one of those days where you started off with great plans

for driving that perfect lap, but by the end of the run you really

thought you had forgotten how to drive, PERIOD???

That was me at Time Trials #2 in Mineral Wells,

(http://www.pca.org/mav/Autocross/graphics/Course2New.html)

but I’ll get to the details in a minute. I’ve always enjoyed the drive to

the Mineral Ring, even though Saturday is the only morning I get to

sleep in at home. Since Granbury is only a bit over an hour’s drive

away, the alarm clock went off at the cheery hour of 5:30, and I

arrived a bit before 8:00, with an absolutely magnificent sunrise.

One of the great things about the Corvette is how easy it is to get

set for a day’s racing. I drive from home on my race (street legal) tire,

unload an ice chest, toolbox, camera, etc., pop the hood, and I’m ready

for tech inspection. I’ve had some people question me driving to the

event on my track tires, but I believe that they take WAY more abuse

from a day’s worth of racing than they ever could from 120 miles

(round trip) highway cruising.

...how about mowing the lawn

at my house . . .

The rest of the time is spent assisting newcomers getting their cars

ready, visiting with old friends, and generally socializing until it’s time

for DRIVER’S MEETING!!! Although, I must admit, hearing Lisa

Steele’s gentle voice amplified over the intercom is much different from

the regular Shoffit Role Call! "Driver’s meeting, five minutes. Five

minutes, please. Thank you." Then Mark goes over the Do’s and Don’ts

(basically, Do use your brain and Don’t do anything stupid!), we get

our work assignments and run groups, and introduce any newbies to

the group. Then, it’s off to the cars or corners, whichever you’re doing

first. I was working corner 2 first, and was solo, since there are very few

cones to knock over. I really enjoyed watching the different lines each

of the drivers were taking, braking points, etc. Except for Mike Lockas.

Mike, if you REALLY feel the need to mow some grass, how about the

lawn at my house, OK?

Then it was my turn at the course. There are five corners on

course 2, and I NEVER got all five right on a single lap. Of course, that’s

the fun and challenge, trying to find that "perfect" lap. One thing I’ve

learned is that, when I was driving on normal street tires, my first lap

was usually their stickiest, because once they warmed up they got slick

and greasy. My track tires, on the other hand, NEED some heat in them

to get their best grip.

So, the first lap I kept telling myself "easy, Easy, EASY!!! Then,

I started picking it up on the 2nd lap, but overdrove corner 1. Corner

2 was OK, as was #3, but #4 (which is just plain EVIL, downhill, offcamber,

double-apex) I overdrove and almost went off course. Not

enough heat in the tires yet. Corner 5 brought me to the Start/Finish

line to start another lap, which went pretty good, except this time I

almost spun coming out of the left turn just past the Start/Finish line,

and that just killed my lap time.

Every single lap was like that: on one I broke too late coming into

Corner 2, the next I was too early. Both kill your exit speed before that

LONG (and great fun!) straight before Corner 3 (which should be

renamed the "Brakes, Don’t Fail Me Now!") corner!

My last lap felt like my worst. I had problems in every single

corner, and of course, it turned out to be my best time of the day!

I actually set fastest time of day in the Other American class (of course,

I was the ONLY entry in OA).

The only thing I really wish for was to have MORE people come

out and enjoy a day of making tires either sing for joy or scream in

anguish! If you’ve never raced your Porsche, your car’s life is

incomplete, and you NEED to satisfy that unsatisfied urge your car has!

Are you on the Boxster E-mail List?

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Cody Sears shows us how it’s done

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Photo by Matt Platts

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Mike Bridges turns a hard-left in the infield

Mike Lockas focuses on the next corner

Sometimes you have to watch your back at the finish line

Participants line up in grid awaiting their turn

Time Trial #2 Results

Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts.

Class 2

66 Sears, Cody Red 914 86.849 1 9

Class 3

31 Lockas, Mike White 944 87.285 1 9

87 Platts, Matt Red 924S 92.568 2 7

Class 4

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 85.695 1 9

332 Baker, David White 911 T 87.807 2 7

Class 6

1 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 83.580 1 9

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 85.529 2 7

49 Wolthuis, Scott Burgundy 911 91.612 3 5

Class S6

105 Snodgrass, Tom Yellow Boxster 89.271 1 9

Class S6L

15 Burbank, Shelly Red 911 93.612 1 9

Class 7

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 84.292 1 9

Class S7L

720 Kavanaugh, Susanna Black Boxster S 90.017 1 9

Class 8

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 81.270 1 9

Class 8L

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 85.962 1 9

Class 10

111 Hardison, Kevin Blue 914 88.424 1 9

Class 12

619 Johnson, Rocky White 968 83.208 1 9

158 Gage, Dan Red 944 Turbo 87.147 2 7

Class 13

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 86.380 1 9

242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S87.289 2 7

Class 16

550 Diller, Richard Red 911S 81.873 1 9

Class OA

61 Bridges, Mike Blue Corvette 86.522 1

Class OG

166 Ingram, Don Red Corrado 90.021 1

168 Hawkins, Ken Red Corrado 91.543 2

Class OJ

39 Hedderick, David Blue Miata R 87.243 1

186 Williams, Mitch Red Miata 88.018 2

Class DD

98 Poquiz, Dennis Black Boxster S 92.721

86 Marzo, Melvin Black Boxster S 93.894

43 Swedberg, James Silver C32 94.341

68 Poquiz, John Black Boxster S 94.544

28 Grasso, Randall Black 911 103.225

Top 10 Drivers

Car # Name Car Time

99 Steele, Mark Red 993 81.270

550 Diller, Richard Red 911S 81.873

619 Johnson, Rocky White 968 83.208

1 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 83.580

257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 84.292

76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 85.529

102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 85.695

9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 85.962

161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 86.380

61 Bridges, Mike Blue Corvette 86.522

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Gateway Racing, the exclusive Toyo Tire High-Performance

Distributor for the Southwest Region, is pleased to announce

it’s recent relocation to the North Dallas area.

Dale Gates • 469-621-2591

Carrollton, Tx 75006

racing@thegatewaygroup.com

www.gatewayracing.us

We have opened a Race-shop in Carrollton, Texas and are

offering Racecar Rentals for DE Events, Performance Services,

Maintenance and Track-Side Support for DE and Club-Races.

Stop by and visit the Gateway Racing Team at the upcoming

club race at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, look for us at

your next Driver Education event.

Independent Service for

Porsche - BMW

Mercedes Benz - Volvo

Specializing in Porsche

service and restoration

See our Quality!

Visit us on the web!

972-243-4911

www.dallaseurocars.com

1111 Ables Lane, #114

Dallas, TX 75229

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New Wheels

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

MRPCA membership guide, call Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600

by Joel Nannis, Membership Chair

Bryon Adinoff

909 Findlay Drive

Arlington, TX 76012

1999 986

Scott Ball

9000 Poppy Drive #9045

Dallas, TX 75218

2003 986 S

Chris & Jeannie Bellairs

5713 McCall

Plano, TX 75093

1995 993 Cab

Steve & Lynne Brody

18907 Fortson Avenue

Dallas, TX 75252

2003 996 Carrera

Stephen Coomes

14 Sherwood Court

Aubrey, TX 76227

2000 986

Vaughn Duarte

401 Beacon Hill Drive

Coppell, TX 75019

2000 996 Cab

Jeff & Ray Golden

5928 Club Oaks Drive

Dallas, TX 75248

1992 911 Carrera

Mary & Jerry Hiatt

10570 Olympic Drive

Dallas, TX 75220

2003 996 C4S

Stan Hirschman

2600 Rutgers Court

Plano, TX 75093

2000 986

Frances Kwan

25 Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

1983 911 SC

Thomas Lang

5524 Byers Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76107

2003 996

Joy Macci

2531 Oak Creek Drive

Carrollton, TX 75007

2003 986

Tom & Carol Mahon

6507 Garlinghouse Lane

Dallas, TX 75252

1996 993 Cab

Tami Nantz

1400 Gatewood Drive

Denton, TX 76205

2001 986

David & Susan Parrish

1525 Rivercrest Court

Fort Worth, TX 76107

2003 986

Michael & Holly Nelson

19502 Wittenburg

San Antonio, TX 78256

2003 Cayenne S

Steve & Norma Priester

2002 Turtle Creek Road

Wichita Falls, TX 76309

1978 911 SC

Ray & Janet Smith

4413 Elmhurst Drive

Plano, TX 75093

1999 986

Costa Triantaphilides

304 Cedar Creek Court

Fort Worth, TX 76103

1988 930 Cab

Ron Trollinger

2916 Milton

Dallas, TX 75205

2003 996 C4S

Scott & Debra Green

7005 Stephanie Court

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

1981 911 SC

Transferred From Hill Country

Remember to Renew!

Contrary to magazines which start reminding you to

renew 17 years before your current subscription

expires, PCA only sends out one renewal notice. If

you do not pay your dues before (or *slightly* after)

your membership expires, you will be dropped from

the national roster.

That means you'll no longer get Panorama,

Slipstream, or first priority into DEs! PCA makes it

easy to renew with both mail-in forms and online

registration. Besides, it's only $42 per year!

If you are thinking of not renewing, please contact

one of the board members on page 4 so we can

know what we're doing that isn't suiting you. If we

don't know that there's a problem, we can't fix the

problem. We want you to be happy in the club and

are doing our very best to schedule a variety of events

for everyone.

Help us help you and RENEW!

Anniversaries

5 Years

Kay Leibel (Alan)..............................................Dallas

Fagg Sanford (Charlotte) ...................................Tyler

John Calhoun (Laura) ..............................Carrollton

Lee Morton (Annette) ......................................Frisco

10 Years

Dr. Mark Merriweather (Patrice)............Richardson

20 Years

Gerald Zinn (Karen)..............................Round Rock

25 Years

Phil Bragg....................................................Arlington

Henry Gruver (Gary) .......................................Dallas

Craig Pulley (Cathy Means).............................Dallas

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Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region Members and are $5 to all others (contact Matt Platts for payment details). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines.Ads will

run for 3 issues. Email Matt Platts at unclassifieds@mavpca.org or call 817-919-1253 (email preferred) 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.

2001 Audi TT Roadster Pristine, 18,000 miles, loaded, with warranty. Asking $29,800.

contact Patricia, 817-354-6045. (1)

1999 Boxster Ocean Blue, gray leather interior, rare M030 sport chassis, Hurley

Haywood tested and approved, sports touring package, traction control, 5 speed,

17 inch wheels, Porsche crest center caps and valve stems, needs nothing, all receipts,

cd player, 38k miles, $26,400 negotiable. Call Walter 703-920-2617 Located in Arlington,

Virginia. (1)

2000 911 Carrera Very low miles (under 11,000 mid-May 2003), 6-speed, one owner,

always garaged with tender loving care, Guards Red, full black leather interior, 18" turbo

alloy wheels, CD player, hi-fi stereo sound system, Porsche stability management and

tuned suspension. Richard Voreis @ 214-361-1919 or rdvoreis@mindspring.com (1)

993RS (VIN#WPOZZZ99ZTS390586), speed yellow, only 30K miles and Texas

inspection/plates (I paid $15K for shipping and EPA/DOT certification in 2002). The

car is perfect (no paintwork) and all service at Park Place Porsche. Asking $85,000. Also

available area rare set of factory 993RS Recaro Nomex racing seats (Speed Yellow

seatbacks) for this car $1,800/pair. Steve Patti 214-219-1350 x21 (1)

2002 C4S Sunroof Coupe Tiptronic transmission, Lapis Blue Metallic with full

leather Metropol Blue interior, supple leather option, driver/passenger lumbar, Porsche

mats, CD player, colored crests, 525 miles, flawless and original, 30 year PCA

member-owner; asking $78,000; contact Milton C. Barley (817) 732-4275 or e-mail at

miltonbarley@msn.com (1)

914 Track Car strong 2 liter, front oil cooler, accusump, Oberg oil filter plus spin on oil

filter, balanced and blueprinted motor, new 44 Webers carbs, fiberglass hoods, roll bar,

racing bucket seat, 5 point harness, yellow Koni shocks, adjustable spring perches, fuchs,

$7600 Ph 972-344-0119, Mark_Hanna@raytheon.com (1)

1992 C2 coupe Silver/Blue(sport seats).62,000 miles.New P-Zeros and 60k service.

All original and in excellent condition. $27,000.Contact John @ 817-860-2020 or

h 817-921-0771 (1)

1978 911SC Coupe Guards Red with Black Interior. Sun Roof and Cold A/C. Polished

alloys with black centers and Michelin 205-55-16 and 225-50-16 v's. Painted center caps.

All upgrades performed. Excellent orginal condition with 84,000 miles. Garaged and

covered. $16,000. Contact Gary at 972-234-2923 (1)

1987 Targa 130,000 miles New tires, Updated radio, Excellent Condition, All records!

$18,900 OBO Dave 817-366-6038 Email davenuccetelli@charter.net (1)

1999 911 C2 Silver/black 17k miles "PERFECT" 18" sport design wheels with new

conti tires. 6 spd, CD, sunroof, hi-fi,bra. This car has been meticulously maintained with

only porsche service. Always garaged fair weather car. Car has been in Dallas Texas

since new. Books and complete records. $52,500 Brian at 972.530.4000

RatcliffFinancial@yahoo.com (1)

1982 911SC Sunroof coupe, 101,600 miles, Chiffon White, brown leather seats,

pampered, very good condition, 2 new Bridgestone tires in front, fresh tune up,

new Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD in dash, repainted four years ago, rotary AC pump,

oil cooler, front sway bar, bra & cover. $15,000, Alan Bambina, 972-241-7556,

bambinaa@cfbisd.edu (1)

944 Parts Years 83 - 87. Used parts and one new part, all in good working condition.

Ignition relay $10, digital OEM clock $50, Colgan Bra, fits 82 - 86 with crest cut-out

(rare) $35, Sunroof motor assembly with relays and microswitches $90, 944 Turbo oil

cooler pipe (new) $35 lists $90 new. Contact Taylor (817) 466-2295 or e-mail

trice366@aol.com (1)

1989 928S4 Stone Grey Metallic with Supple Leather. Beautiful stock chrome wheels

with Yokohama AVS's. 316 hp 32V 5.0 V8, automatic. New A/C with rear controls,

resent timing belt and water pump service. New Brakes. Has On Board Computer

with Multi-Function Display and digital OD. Everything on this car works perfectly.

Always garaged and driven on weekends. Alpine CD with MB Quart speakers and

Precision Power Amp, lightly tinted windows. I have the original owners manual,

framed window sticker, all original keys with Porsche Crests and working lights. Needs

nothing. A 9 out of 10. 87,000 miles. $19,900 obo. Call Ryan at 214-207-0506. (2)

1988 911 Coupe Sunroof, brand new tires, aligned and balanced, fresh Mobil 1 oil

change, new rear speakers, tan leather interior, black exterior, Alpine stereo / CD player,

5 speed, 129,000 miles, tight motor, runs and drives great, must see, North Dallas,

$18,000 214-882-1687 deguzzi@attbi.com (2)

1974 911 Silver Metallic. Completely original! Excellent Condition. New Tires

and Shocks. 2nd Owner. 76,800 original and actual miles. No Rust, No Dents,

No Dings. Garaged and Pampered. $14,500. Call John at 972-208-4950 or email:

dgidallas@hotmail.com (2)

1988 911 Carrera Coupe 89,000 miles. 5 Speed Manual transmission. Guards Red ext

and black leather int. Front and rear spoilers. Cold air. AM/FM Cassette & CD. Electric

windows, locks, and sunroof. Car is in very nice shape. Windows are good. Windshield

has a few small chips but no cracks or stars. No interior rips or cracks. I believe you will

be impressed. $19,500. Contact Bob Baker, 580-251-4047 (W) or 580-252-2618 (H) (2)

Used Hoosier R3SO3's 15,17 & 18's Call for prices 80% of new. A great way to save.

Contact Rene Molina, rmj928s@swbell.net 956 789 5469 (2)

Porsche Wheel 7JX15 ET23.3 Phonedial style rim, Part# 951.362.104.00, Fits 944 and

possibly others. $125 US/best.Rick 401-782-3624 (RI/USA), leave message or evenings

(best after 8:30PM EST) or email zxrick@yahoo.com (2)

1980 911SC Targa This car is TIGHT. Paint is less than 2 years old. CLEAN black/tan

interior, TURBO seats. NEW Porsche A/C. Needs very little to be perfect - roof should

be recovered to look nicer. I have most records – serviced @ same shop in AZ, since

the mid-80s. AZ car. 113K miles. Car doesn’t look, drive, handle 23! MUST SELL

IMMEDIATELY! $12,750. Tom Hershey, 214.397.0878 or 972.980.4800 (3)

1998 986 Boxster 5-speed 2.5L-6 Black. grey leather, black top, chromed alloys,

chromed large single exhaust, Bridgestone agressive treaded Potenza R17

radials, cabin wind deflector, mats,68,000 miles. $27,500 Call Cliff Mathews

214-762-6784 (3)

1983 SC Sunroof Coupe This is the one! White/Chocolate Leather. White Wheels.

Factory Lowered. Black tint windows,New Blaupunkt AMFM/CD. New Yokahama

tires. Owned and babied since "85. 110K miles. Special Auto. $18K. Contact Pat

(214)630-5881 or pat@pathaverfield.com (3)

1999 996 C2 6 Speed, Carrera White/Savannah Beige full leather package, original

owner, all maint records, always garage kept, 27k, factory DSP stereo with in dash CD,

storage and six disk changer, traction control, stainless steel exhaust, 3 spoke sport

steering wheel, 17" factory wheels with new continentals and 18" factory Turbo look

wheels with painted crest and kuhmo track tires, Brey Krause harness mount, Sparco

5 way harness for both driver and passenger, asking $49,500 OBO. Todd Patin,

817-416-9125, txpatin@msn.com (3)

1987 911 Carrera Coupe Grand Prix White/ Navy Blue leather, Car was bought

new in Ft. Worth, orig. paint, always garaged, all standard equip, Blaupunkt Reno

AM/FM -Cass w/ 6 CD changer, Clifford alarm w/ central locking fob,16" Fuchs

w/ Yokohama AVS sports, This car has been setup for DE events, you can find a

cheaper 911 but you'll spend this or more to build a 911 as will sorted and refined. All

books and records, 183,000 miles with top end rebuild less than 1,000 miles ago, asking

$25,000 with all performance and track equip. Ray Anderson, 817-453-5401 or

corkey560 @cs.com (3)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

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

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 10

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

Bobby Archer’s Motorsports (817) 877-1772 Page 16

Dallas Auto Sports (214) 320-2228 Page 22

Dallas Euro Cars (972) 243-4911 Page 26

European Parts Network (866) 799-3984 Page 15

Gateway Racing (469) 621-2591 Page 26

German Technologies (817) 540-0712 Page 14

Glen Gatlin, Jr. (214) 965-6102 (returning soon)

Gray Mouser Graphics (214) 957-8193 Page 22

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

Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 12

The Man’s Shop (817) 265-1116 B.C.

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 7

Mean Green Travel (940) 565-8111 Page 15

Metro Volkswagen (972) 659-9999 Page 12

911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 16

Park Place Porsche (214) 559-4222 Page 6

PartsHeaven (800) 767-7250 Page 14

Pithy Productions (512) 914-3826 Page 18

Royal Purple (800) 364-3025 Page 17

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 15

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 22

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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Slipstream Advertiser

for 25 years!

Louden Motorcar Services has been

servicing fine European motorcars in

Dallas since 1977. From the moment you

drive in, it is apparent that quality is our

number one priority. From the comfortable

waiting room to the well-kept workshop,

Louden Motorcars exhibits professionalism.

We’ve been winning awards for the

quality of our service for years. Louden

has been rated “Best in Dallas” twice by

D Magazine, “Best in Texas,” “Top Ten in

the U.S.” and “Best in the West” by the

Robert Bosch Corporation (worldwide

leader in fuel injection and electronics).

And we’d like the opportunity to show

you why.

11454 Reeder Road

Dallas, Texas 75229

(972) 241-6326

www.loudenmotorcars.com


Jan Mayo, Slipstream

2973 Timbercreek Trail

Ft. Worth, TX 76118

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