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Rally School<br />

Autocross 101<br />

Time Trial 104<br />

Ladies Autocross School<br />

Happy Hour at Railhead<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>2003</strong> - Published by Maverick Region<br />

Porsche Club of America


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www.pca.org/mav<br />

Volume 43, <strong>March</strong> <strong>2003</strong>, Issue 3<br />

Departments<br />

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

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

Road Ramblings (President’s Column)......................5<br />

Curves Ahead (Editor’s Column)...............................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 Saltgrass Steakhouse...........................2<br />

Porsche Lunches .............................................................2<br />

Happy Hour ....................................................................2<br />

Time Trial #1 and Autocross #1....................................3<br />

Board Meeting ................................................................5<br />

Hill Country Tour ........................................................11<br />

Palestine Dogwood Trail Tour ....................................11<br />

TMS Club Race & Drivers Education........................21<br />

Past Event Recaps<br />

Happy Hour at Railhead ...............................................9<br />

Ladies Autocross School ........................................14-15<br />

Christmas at Hope Shelter ..........................................17<br />

Autocross 101..........................................................18-19<br />

Time Trial 104...............................................................23<br />

Rally School.............................................................24-25<br />

Miscellaneous<br />

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

Carrera GT Unveiled....................................................13<br />

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

1 Swap Meet<br />

1 Dinner Social<br />

2 National Judges Seminar (Denver)<br />

4 Board Meeting<br />

8 Autocross 102 (MW)<br />

9 Time Trial 103 (MW)<br />

18 Plano & Bedford Lunches<br />

20 Happy Hour<br />

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

23 Dogwood Trail (Palestine) Tour<br />

25 Plano Lunch<br />

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

Day April - Events<br />

5 Rally<br />

8 Board Meeting<br />

11-13 Hill Country Tour<br />

13 Autocross #2 (TMS)<br />

15 Plano & Bedford Lunches<br />

Photography<br />

Kevin Hardison,<br />

Matt Platts, James Shoffit,<br />

Wendy Shoffit, Dennis Chamberlain,<br />

Lanean Hughes<br />

Cover Photo by Matt Platts<br />

A 1974 Limited Edition 914 2.0 liter<br />

owned by Luis Pajares. Photo taken at<br />

the Pennington Field during the<br />

Intro to Autocrossing school.<br />

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

17 Happy Hour<br />

26 Time Trial #2 (MW)<br />

26-27 LSR Drivers Education (TWS)<br />

27 Whitesboro/Centerville Tour<br />

29 Addison Lunch<br />

Day May - Events<br />

4 Autocross #3 (Penn)<br />

6 Board Meeting<br />

10 May at Mayo’s<br />

15 Happy Hour<br />

17-18 HCR Deivers Education (MSR)<br />

20 Plano & Bedford Lunches<br />

24-26 Maverick Club Race (TMS)<br />

27 Addison Lunch<br />

Day June - Events<br />

3 Board Meeting<br />

7 Time Trial #3 (MW)<br />

7-8 Jefferson Tour<br />

7-8 LSR Drivers Education (TWS)<br />

8 Autocross #3 (MW)<br />

12 Happy Hour<br />

15 Father’s Day Picnic<br />

21-22 Mav Drivers Education (MSR)<br />

22-28 Parade - Tampa, Florida<br />

*Dates subject to change*<br />

Convertible 1957 weather<br />

PORSCHE SPEEDSTER<br />

is finally here!<br />

Get out<br />

there and<br />

enjoy it!<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 />

2002 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents<br />

ARK-LA-TEX<br />

Bob Kelley (Shirley)<br />

h- 318-635-2617<br />

bkelley968@aol.com<br />

COASTAL BEND<br />

Peter Kendig (Cindy)<br />

h-361-853-5350<br />

peter@carczar.nu<br />

LONE STAR<br />

Stan Wenger (Janelle)<br />

h- 713-467-0453<br />

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

MARDI GRAS<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 />

WAR BONNET<br />

Mike Lindsey<br />

mlindsey21@cox.net<br />

ZONE 5 REP<br />

B rooke Van Horne<br />

tvdrug@flash.net<br />

CIMARRON<br />

Dick Dobson<br />

dickdobson@webzone.net<br />

HILL COUNTRY<br />

Weston Dillard (Caren C)<br />

h-512-423-8327<br />

westondillard@austin.rr.com<br />

LONGHORN<br />

Ron McAtee (Phyllis)<br />

h- 210-654-6639<br />

roncarrera88@aol.com<br />

MAVERICK<br />

Keith Olcha<br />

h- 817-251-6865<br />

olcha@aol.com<br />

OZARK MOUNTAIN<br />

Leslie Morse (Margee)<br />

h- 501-530-1537<br />

therainmeister@netscape.net<br />

WHISKEY BAY<br />

Ray Quick<br />

mercuray1@yahoo.com<br />

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<strong>March</strong> 20<br />

Saltgrass Steak House<br />

560 West 635, Irving (Valley Ranch), 75063<br />

at MacArthur & LBJ<br />

972-373-9944<br />

Tuesday, <strong>March</strong> 18 @ 11:30AM<br />

Good Eats at Collin Creek Mall in Plano<br />

Tuesday, <strong>March</strong> 18 @ 11:30AM<br />

Good Eats at Hwy 183 & Bedford Road in Bedford<br />

Tuesday, <strong>March</strong> 25 @ 11:30AM<br />

TGI Fridays on Beltline at the Tollway in Addison<br />

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<strong>2003</strong> Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs<br />

Maverick Region President<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 of our driving<br />

events and has recently been heavily involved<br />

in the planning of our Driver’s Education<br />

program. Keith has also started driving his 911<br />

in PCA Club Races.<br />

Vice-President<br />

Noby Takahashi<br />

W - 972-761-4311<br />

H - 214-327-8911<br />

vp@mavpca.org<br />

9201 Garland Road, #115A<br />

Dallas, TX 75218<br />

Noby has been a member since 2000. He is an<br />

active participant in many Maverick driving<br />

events and has helped out with the Autocross<br />

schools. He drives a 2001 Boxster S.<br />

Secretary<br />

Mimi Spreen<br />

H - 972-420-9953<br />

secretary@mavpca.org<br />

709 Reno Street<br />

Lewisville, TX 75077<br />

Mimi has been a PCA member since 1989,<br />

including being actively involved in 2 other<br />

regions. She served with husband, Carey,<br />

as Vice President for 2 years. She drives a<br />

1970 914-6.<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 />

John Sandusky<br />

W - (817) 777-0421<br />

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com<br />

John has been a member since 1986. He has<br />

become increasingly involved in Drivers'<br />

Education events over the past few years. He<br />

drives a track prepared 1990 964 C2.<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 />

Driving Rules<br />

Bill Dugan<br />

H - (817) 265-0704 (


Road Ramblings<br />

by Keith Olcha, Maverick Region President<br />

Last month I mentioned how much I look<br />

forward to February as the start of the<br />

racing season. It begins for me with<br />

the Daytona 24 hour Sports Car Race.<br />

Congratulations to Kevin Buckler and his Racers<br />

Group team for an overall win this year in the<br />

#66 Porsche GT3RS. I began buying parts<br />

through the mail seven years ago from Kevin<br />

when he and his wife Debra were the whole<br />

company. Kevin walked me through many an installation talking<br />

to me on my cordless phone while I was leaning over the car.<br />

Kevin still club races with PCA and is a regular guy.<br />

Of course, a GT class car never should have won Daytona<br />

in the first place. It was only because of problems with many<br />

of the cars in the brand-new Daytona Prototype class that<br />

attrition allowed a lower-category car to win first place overall.<br />

We’ll see how Grand-Am does this year. I still don’t think there<br />

is enough fan and sponsor interest in three sports car organizations-<br />

SCCA, Grand-Am, and American Le Mans. We’ll see…<br />

So what have I done so far starting in February? I attended<br />

Autocross 101 – an introduction to autocrossing, and Karen<br />

attended the ladies-only autocross school the day before at<br />

Pennington field. She loved it. I’ve only driven my Boxster on<br />

the street for the past three months and I forgot where the<br />

steering wheel was pointed a few times when the car was sliding.<br />

By the time you read this we will have completed our first track<br />

event, the Drivers Education at MotorSport Ranch. So what is<br />

going on in <strong>March</strong>? A full calendar, of course, as the weather<br />

improves.<br />

you can enjoy working on your own car with your hands and do<br />

a better job than most paid-services is good old-fashioned<br />

washing, waxing, and interior cleaning. It can be time-consuming<br />

but there is nothing like a clean Porsche in-and-out! There are<br />

various websites such as www.carcareonline.com that will tell<br />

you about techniques, and sell you the cleaning products.<br />

Another thing is an oil and filter change, and/or changing the<br />

pollen or particle filters on the newer cars. Again, this is about<br />

50% of the total scheduled maintenance on a daily driver over<br />

time. There are people who also think routine brake services<br />

such as pad replacements and fluid flushing are too complicated<br />

for the novice. It’s easier than you think, and in just a couple<br />

of years can save you enough money to spend more on other<br />

fun car-related stuff. There will be opportunities over the year<br />

to attend tech-clinics designed to demonstrate the things you<br />

can work on yourself on your Porsche.<br />

Finally, next month I’m going put on paper, a frequent<br />

dream of pretending what I would acquire (money being no<br />

object) if I had to fill a 15-stall warehouse collection of<br />

Porsches. Racecars, road cars, and special editions- you name<br />

it. All these cars should be drivable. While I might not put<br />

much mileage on them, they are theoretically able to run as<br />

intended with reasonable notice. Factory mechanics on call!<br />

Why don’t you all think about it also and email me with your<br />

favorite road and race Porsches. You don’t have to list 15. I’ll<br />

take everyone’s favorites and compile a weighted list of our<br />

readership’s 15, and my 15. Feel free to add your comments. I<br />

bet your list will be more interesting than mine!<br />

...I forgot where the steering wheel was pointed<br />

a few times when the car was sliding...<br />

There is one more set of autocross and time-trial schools,<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 8-9 this time being held at Mineral Wells, and the<br />

first regular timed-event autocross and time-trial weekend of<br />

the year will also be out at Mineral Wells at the end of <strong>March</strong>.<br />

Time trials are on Saturday, and autocrosses are on Sunday.<br />

The schools are low-pressure, instructive, and fun. Our first<br />

dinner social is <strong>March</strong> 1 as well as our first tour of the year<br />

along the Dogwood Trail to Palestine on <strong>March</strong> 23rd. Please<br />

look over the calendar on the first page for the rest of the<br />

month’s activities.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15 marks the long-awaited and much-ballyhooed<br />

introduction of the Cayenne Sport Utility Vehicle. I don’t know<br />

about you, but feel as if this thing has been written about,<br />

talked about, and sneak-previewed for ten years already. And<br />

just when a gallon of gas is almost as expensive as a gallon of<br />

milk. I guess timing is everything. I read that every Cayenne<br />

they will produce for the next 18 months is spoken for.<br />

Hopefully our area dealers will have some unveiling parties, etc.<br />

I think the Cayenne and the Hummer H2 compete for the most<br />

exotic medium-duty tow vehicle.<br />

I have often heard people talk at our socials about what<br />

services they can or cannot do on their Porsches as far as owner<br />

maintenance is concerned. Many people think if you can’t<br />

perform a tune-up then you might as well not work on the car<br />

at all. I’m not sure about that. One of the biggest areas where<br />

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Curves Ahead<br />

by Matt Platts, Editor<br />

We have had another interesting February<br />

here in Texas. I can’t think of any other<br />

place where you can have 70 degree<br />

top-down weather within a week of getting 2<br />

inches of sleet that totally shuts down a metroplex<br />

of over 3 million people, then right back to<br />

pleasant sunny days just as quickly! One can only<br />

wish for nice weather on our event weekends, but<br />

that just wasn’t the case for our Ladies Autocross School and<br />

Autocross 101 at Pennington Field a few weekends ago. There<br />

wasn’t any precipitation, but the temperatures did nothing but drop<br />

for the entire weekend. The temperature was somewhere around 30<br />

degrees with a wind chill in the teens for the Sunday morning<br />

driver’s meeting! It didn’t seem to matter though, all participants<br />

and workers had a great time.<br />

Cold weather and all, the driving season is officially under way.<br />

February was chock-full of teaching and learning, and there’s still<br />

ground to be covered. Make sure to examine the calendar closely,<br />

you don’t want to miss a Drivers Education, Club Race, Autocross,<br />

Time Trial, Rally, or Tour because you failed to plan appropriately.<br />

Don’t forget that all of the DEs in our area fill up quickly. If you<br />

would like to get in, you must follow the entry rules to the letter.<br />

We are also quickly approaching the 2002 Tampa Parade in<br />

Maverick Minutes<br />

by Mimi Spreen<br />

The February board meeting was held on Tuesday February 4th at<br />

Lanean Hughes’ abode. Joe McGlohen provided barbeque for<br />

dinner. In attendance were Lanean, Wendy Shoffit, Mimi Spreen,<br />

Keith Olcha, Michael Wingfield, Mark Steele, Matt Platts, Noby<br />

Takahashi, Joe McGlohen, Teri and Charlie Davis, Mike Brodigan, Cody<br />

Sears and Bob Knight. The meeting started at 7:05 with Keith's "Round<br />

the Room" reports.<br />

Mike Brodigan advised that advertising was going well. We've<br />

added 2 ads and dropped 1, collected some back fees and plan on<br />

selling more 1/4 and 1/2 page ads because of the ease of handling and<br />

the higher revenue. Matt Platts stated that the February <strong>Slipstream</strong> is<br />

at press and should be mailed out in the next few days.<br />

Teri reported that the rally school was good, although it lost a<br />

small amount of money. Teri can forward the class materials to<br />

anyone who didn't go to the school. Parade for Dummies which was<br />

held at The Prairie House in Carrollton was well attended, even<br />

though we had our first SNOW of the year.<br />

Noby is planning on requesting insurance for the upcoming<br />

events. Mark Steele said TT104 had 25 attendees, which gave<br />

everyone plenty of runs. Wendy actually drove Mitch's Miata and beat<br />

Bob Benson AND Jan Mayo!! (Oops, should I not have said that ;-)<br />

Lanean said that the New Member Party was very well attended,<br />

the beautiful weather helped that I'm sure. I want to take a moment<br />

to thank Lanean for taking over my part of putting this party<br />

together at the last minute. My 100 year old grandmother passed<br />

away and I was in Shreveport for her funeral. Thanks again, Lanean.<br />

June. If you haven’t made your plans already, there may still be a few<br />

available spots, so act quickly! You should also consider renewing<br />

your PCA membership early if possible. Imagine the disappointment<br />

if you were trying to get into a DE only to find out that your<br />

membership had lapsed and you had to scurry to renew before the<br />

event. You can renew early online at the www.pca.org website.<br />

Once again this month, you will have the pleasure of reading<br />

articles written by our region’s members. The different points<br />

of view expressed<br />

by these talented<br />

writers is colorful and<br />

creative, you can<br />

really get a feel for<br />

being at the event<br />

right along with<br />

them. In fact, why<br />

don’t you attend the<br />

next event with them?<br />

Imagine how much<br />

fun you could have!<br />

Look for me at<br />

your next event, I’d<br />

love to say “hi”.<br />

A reminder of our <strong>2003</strong> “sleet attack”<br />

Photo by Drew Campbell<br />

Lanean also said that the February Happy Hour is at Sherlock's<br />

Pub. The April 13 Bus lot for AX will have bathrooms and concessions.<br />

It will also have bleachers. Due to an IRL conflict at TMS, we<br />

can't have the October 12 date, so the alternative is Oct 25 and 26.<br />

Sponsor checks for club race have been received.<br />

Wendy brought up an addition to the event calendar for July 12<br />

from 11-1 PM at the McKinney Library. It will be an informal<br />

concours for kids ranging in age from 12-18. Motion made and<br />

passed to add this to the calendar.<br />

Joe mentioned that 9 radios need to be replaced for a total of<br />

approximately $2300.00 which included carrying boxes. It was decided<br />

that we could wait until after the Feb DE to make the expenditure,<br />

since we would not need the radios until after that event anyway.<br />

Cody requested volunteer workers and instructors for the<br />

upcoming driving schools. Volunteers are needed for the Ladies AX<br />

on 2/15, AX101 on 2/16 as well as the Mineral Wells event on <strong>March</strong><br />

8 & 9. Contact Cody if you are available and would like to help.<br />

Last, but not least, the truck! Charlie informed us of a truck that<br />

he has found. He actually drove it and said there were some things<br />

that would need to be fixed, but overall it looked ok. He checked into<br />

insurance coverage. A motion was made to buy the truck for<br />

$2000.00. The motion was seconded and approved.<br />

Meeting was adjourned at 9:10 pm.<br />

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Photo by Dennis Chamberlain<br />

Happy Hour at Railhead<br />

by Claire Athy<br />

Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain, Tinker<br />

Edwards, and Mark Gluck<br />

One of our most fun and unexpected<br />

Christmas gifts this year<br />

was given to us by two of our<br />

children - a membership to the Porsche<br />

Club of America. We received lots of<br />

PCA materials in the mail, including<br />

"<strong>Slipstream</strong>". We looked them all over<br />

and observed that it seemed the<br />

Regional Mavericks Club had a large<br />

number of active members who did a<br />

variety of exciting and fun things. Then Dennis Chamberlain called<br />

and invited us to the Happy Hour at The Railhead on January 16,<br />

<strong>2003</strong> to get acquainted with some of the members and to hear more<br />

about the various events that the club had to offer. During the phone<br />

Gregg and Claire Athy<br />

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain<br />

discussion, Dennis and my husband, Gregg, had a discussion about<br />

DE, which was the event in which Gregg was most interested.<br />

Since the Railhead was relatively close we decided to go to find<br />

out what it was all about. Despite being a bitterly cold night there<br />

was a good turnout for the get together, we enjoyed the drinks, the<br />

food, and good conversation. The big barbeque sandwiches were<br />

delicious, and the french-fries smothered with grilled onions were<br />

most unique.<br />

John and Marlo Pulliam<br />

We had an opportunity to meet quite a few Porsche owners<br />

and hear about the specific activities and events they each enjoyed.<br />

Since the Goodie Store was open and doing a good business, we<br />

ordered our name badges from John, Dee, and Demi Lersch. We<br />

did discover that most of the members with whom we spoke had<br />

belonged to the PCA for quite a few years and it was obvious while<br />

listening to them that their enthusiasm for their cars and the club<br />

had not diminished.<br />

I can't begin to remember the names of all those that we<br />

met, but in addition to Dennis and the Lersch’s, we had the<br />

opportunity to talk with Jay Easley and Anastasia Zaruba, Debbie<br />

Lage, Joe Rode, Annette Nolte, Mike Brodigan, Keith Olcha, and<br />

Tinker Edwards. They all made us feel welcome.<br />

Living in Fort Worth we probably won't make it to all the<br />

Happy Hours in Dallas but we'll try to make as many as we can.<br />

We're also looking forward to doing some of the tours and other<br />

scheduled events. According to Dennis, the <strong>March</strong> 20 happy hour<br />

returns to the Saltgrass Steakhouse in Irving, at 635 and<br />

MacArthur.<br />

It was an enjoyable Happy Hour and we thank all of you for<br />

your hospitality.<br />

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain<br />

Annette Nolte and Joe Rode<br />

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Carrera GT Unveiled in Geneva<br />

by PCNA<br />

ATLANTA, FEBRUARY 4, <strong>2003</strong> --- Stuttgart, Germany-based Dr.<br />

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The Carrera GT has a pure racing engine. Its 10-cylinder powerplant<br />

with dry-sump lubrication is based on Porsche's 5.5-liter V10 naturally<br />

aspirated engine developed especially for racing. For production,<br />

technicians at the Development Center in Weissach, Germany, have<br />

increased the displacement to 5.7 liters. Maximum output is 612<br />

horsepower (DIN*) at 8,000 rpm, with peak torque rated at 437 poundfeet.<br />

The Carrera GT has a top test-track speed of 205 miles per hour<br />

(330 k/h) and accelerates from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds.<br />

Its specially developed six-speed manual gearbox allows it to go from zero<br />

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Porsche developed a new construction concept for road and racing<br />

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Ladies Autocross School<br />

by Alicia Reich<br />

Have you ever washed your car at 5:30 AM? I did, in<br />

preparation for my first Autocross School, held on Feb<br />

15 at Pennington Field in Bedford. I am not an early<br />

bird by definition, so this took significant commitment on my<br />

part to finally fall out of bed. My Dad told me that the car had<br />

to sparkle like a gem or it would not pass Tech Inspection. Of<br />

course, I didn’t really believe that bluff, but I’m a wee bit of a<br />

neat freak and I just had the urge to make my car shine. With<br />

one exception, everyone else at the autocross school had also<br />

washed their car at 5:30 AM, because they were all clean despite<br />

significant recent rain!<br />

And what beauuutifuuuul cars they were! The Boxsters<br />

are neat, and the 911’s are cool, but my heart was won over by<br />

the new Mini. What a cute car! My snazzy ride is a 1990<br />

BMW 525i (Dad calls it “my daily driver”), which clocks at just<br />

under 100,000 miles. Dad bought it for Mom when it was<br />

three years old, and we’ve taken good care of it since, and it is<br />

now most definitely “mine”.<br />

...My dad told me that the car had to sparkle like<br />

a gem or it would not pass tech inspection...<br />

I am a junior at Ursuline Academy and started driving to<br />

school a year ago, six months after I earned my license. It took<br />

a while for Dad to acknowledge that I was a safe driver and<br />

grant me the freedom of the road in my own car. Although I<br />

have driven a go-cart on a number of occasions and definitely<br />

enjoyed it, I had never participated in a driving competition<br />

before.<br />

Like everyone, I went onto the track as a passenger in<br />

itially as my instructor zipped round the skid pad. While she<br />

was cranking the gas, little old me was mashed against the<br />

passenger door, heavy helmet jammed up against the glass.<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

After the first ride, I gulped and feebly told my instructor<br />

that I have had “minor” encounters with motion sickness<br />

throughout my life. Amazingly, when I took the drivers seat<br />

and slowly passed the first few cones, I found that I had left the<br />

motion sickness behind in the passenger seat!<br />

My instructor, Lisa, specified that the counterclockwise<br />

rotation should feel easier than running clockwise, but I found<br />

my best results when circling clockwise. After my third run<br />

clockwise, the facilitator at my station told me I was driving<br />

with only three wheels on the ground! I was shocked and<br />

started apologizing, but he laughed at my reaction and said a<br />

“three-wheeley” was a good thing. And it sure felt awesome,<br />

too!<br />

Alicia Reich tests the cornering limits of her 525i<br />

After lunch, our group rotated to the slalom and braking<br />

exercises. Out of all the simulations, I found the braking to<br />

be exceptionally helpful. Lisa instructed me to calculate the<br />

braking distance of my car, and then apply that information to<br />

determine a braking point for each corner. This was excellent<br />

information and I find myself applying it constantly to my<br />

driving habit on the road only a week later.<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

A wide variety of cars turned out<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

The driver’s meeting was quite brisk!<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Bob Benson sends the next student on-course<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

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Twice during the day I encountered the members of a<br />

girl’s soccer team in the restroom. The first time, one of the<br />

girls asked if I was a professional race car driver. I immediately<br />

giggled and said, “No, just having some fun.” But when I<br />

encountered more of the same team later in the day, I surprisingly<br />

responded with a proud “yup” before I even realized I<br />

opened my mouth. Could this be a subconscious recognition<br />

of my goal in life? The girls responded, “that’s so cool,” and<br />

as I walked out of the restroom waving bye to my new friends,<br />

I sighed giddily after my first encounter with fan adulation.<br />

I sure am glad the PCA and Maverick Region decided to<br />

let the younger crowd learn a bit about car control in an<br />

autocross setting. It was pure fun packed with good information<br />

(thanks, Lisa and School Crew!). I am planning to run the<br />

entire autocross series, so hope to see you there! Does anybody<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

have a g-Analyst or Geez Cube that I can borrow or buy? I plan<br />

to write a report for my Physics Class using it once I find one (no<br />

kidding!).<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo by Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo by Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo Kevin Hardison<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

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Christmas at Hope Shelter<br />

By Lanean Hughes & Wendy Shoffit<br />

Once again this year, the Maverick Region was able to help<br />

out at the Hope Shelter during the 2002 Christmas season.<br />

Many members contributed gifts, stuffed animals, stockings,<br />

and stocking stuffers. Several deliveries were made during the<br />

month of December, all gifts were well received and enjoyed by<br />

everyone at the shelter.<br />

Dorothee Thielisch’s hand-made stockings were great, they<br />

were so big that some of the children could almost fit inside<br />

them! If you attended the holiday party at the Leibel’s house, you<br />

probably helped to contribute to the the huge pile of stuffed<br />

animals and toys under (and around) the Christmas tree. Can<br />

you believe that all of that plush was squeezed into Lanean’s 944<br />

Turbo for the trip out to the shelter? We joked that if Lanean got<br />

pulled over while driving home that night, that she would surely<br />

be able to talk herself out of that situation. What police officer<br />

could resist all those cute bears staring out of the back window?<br />

Here are some photographs to help us remember the season<br />

and maybe even start thinking about what we will be doing to<br />

help this worthy cause throughout <strong>2003</strong>.<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Photo by Lanean Hughes<br />

Just look at all the great gifts!<br />

Helpers sorting through the stuffing<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Maverick members pose for a group picture<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

You could almost step right inside...<br />

Lanean finds a new friend<br />

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Autocross 101<br />

By Bob Lewis<br />

This past fall I purchased a Porsche. After the sale I was told<br />

that PCA organized great events. I was told that they provided<br />

an opportunity to exercise the car and your abilities. Some<br />

events were held at high speed race tracks. My eyes glazed over in<br />

anticipation. I later found a <strong>Slipstream</strong> and discovered where and how<br />

to join. After receiving my first <strong>Slipstream</strong> I saw an announcement for<br />

a DE event. I applied. There was a new member welcoming party<br />

which I attended. There I was encouraged to attend Autocross events<br />

to learn some of the potential of my car. After all, the car has too much<br />

speed to test it’s limits among the civilians on urban streets.<br />

When I enrolled in Intro Autocross 101 I thought that this<br />

venue might be classroom only. As it turned out a classroom might<br />

have been a welcome break from the weather, but that’s another<br />

story. The morning was filled with exercises for the car and driver.<br />

My group started with braking. Next we went to a counterclockwise<br />

skid pad. Then we went on to a clockwise skid pad. Lastly, we had 3<br />

slaloms with different cone placements. These were comprised of a<br />

constant distance between cones, an increasing, and decreasing<br />

distances between cones.<br />

We were assigned an instructor for the entire day. This<br />

instructor was with us each time we drove the car. What a great<br />

method to learn. At each exercise he drove first and explained the<br />

good, bad, and ugly of the strategy of that exercise. Then we got to<br />

drive and discovered the ugly, bad and sometimes the good of our<br />

maneuvers.<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

We had a drivers meeting that outlined the morning activities<br />

and previewed the afternoon. My first exercise was the braking one.<br />

I launched the car at full throttle. At something past 7,000 RPM in<br />

second I hit the brakes. The car stopped short by a couple of feet<br />

Bob Lewis getting the “feel” for his new C4S<br />

from the target line. The next times I slowed somewhat, but each<br />

time was beyond the target line by a few feet. The car stopped in<br />

much less distance and time than I expected.<br />

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The next two exercises were on the skid pads. We learned that the<br />

car would take a different radius with only a modulation of<br />

the throttle. I held the steering wheel in one position and was able to<br />

change the line of the car using just the throttle. Later in the day I was<br />

a corner worker at a skid pad and was able to see the other cars doing<br />

this very thing. Having both experiences was very educational.<br />

...At something past 7,000 RPM in<br />

second I hit the brakes...<br />

Next were the three slaloms. My instruction, Jason, showed how<br />

to blip the throttle at strategic places to bring the rear end around<br />

the cones. They were telling us that the best line is a straight one<br />

with only minor amounts of steering wheel action. I was to feel the<br />

handling action thru my seat. I either need more practice or thinner<br />

pants. I could conceptualize the throttle steering but didn’t seem to<br />

reduce it to practice very well. I need more practice with this<br />

skill. It should be pretty easy but would be tailored to your car’s<br />

performance.<br />

We broke for lunch. The event leadership arranged the cones<br />

into an autocross track. We had a drivers meeting. They showed us<br />

how this track layout was an extension of the very exercises we had<br />

practiced in the morning. They added a 360 degree hairpin which I<br />

never did do as well as had hoped. My times decreased except for the<br />

last time where I think I reverted to my instincts not the teaching.<br />

Knowing our times was great instant gratification.<br />

It was an awakening to see an automatic heavy Corvette have<br />

the fastest times among the students. The he and she drivers of this<br />

car were able to accelerate between the sections of the track and<br />

brake with their left foot. I did not practice that. He and his wife<br />

were experienced autocross participants according to my instructor.<br />

The Miatas displayed a great deal of balance and turned in good<br />

times also. Horsepower was not a much of a requirement for this<br />

track design. You needed great handling, knowledge of your car’s<br />

potential, and the skill to unleash it.<br />

The weather was cold and very windy this Sunday. The wind<br />

chill factor must have been well below freezing. There were twenty<br />

or so Maverick Region volunteers out in this miserable weather<br />

helping us newbies learn the ropes. These people must be fanatical<br />

and dedicated. They seem to be my kind of people. When I commit<br />

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this event. My instructor did not drive a sport type of car to the<br />

track. I offered to let him drive mine during the fun runs, but he<br />

declined. After two days his face was wind burned, he was cold, and<br />

only wanted a hot bath at home.<br />

I had a great time. Thanks again to those that worked at this<br />

event.<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo Matt Platts<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

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Photo Matt Platts<br />

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Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Time Trial 104<br />

by James Shoffit<br />

It was early on a Saturday morning when we arrived. Wendy and<br />

I had spent the night at the new Best Western in Mineral Wells<br />

(four thumbs up, by the way!), and quickly noticed the cars were<br />

all covered in a thick frost. The drive to the MineralRing saw the<br />

temperature dip 30...29...28...27...26... where it stopped and started<br />

moving back up. The sun was soon up, and the clear day without<br />

wind slowly warmed us as we unloaded the car, set up timing,<br />

trailer, and course.<br />

Charlie Davis was taking a few spins in John Garcia’s<br />

Formula Atlantic race car to see if his size-12 body would fit in<br />

the size-5 car. Someone yelled “hey, the space shuttle should be<br />

passing over!”<br />

Eyes turned upward, we saw the streak – air molecules<br />

turned to plasma by the extreme force of an object flying 12,000<br />

...they both complained about their instructors<br />

and having students that just wouldn’t listen...<br />

miles per hour reentering our atmosphere 40 miles up. Then<br />

something seemed to fall off. Then another something, and then<br />

another. Soon the main streak split into two, and we heard a loud<br />

boom. We hoped that this was normal reentry process, but the<br />

radio soon confirmed nagging doubts.<br />

The time trial school went on, though it was somewhat<br />

delayed in the confusion. Once underway, students and<br />

instructors alike were treated to a year’s worth of time trials<br />

all compressed into a single day for one low, low price.<br />

The day started with everyone working on Course 1.<br />

Students and instructors were paired up, hopped in a car with the<br />

instructor driving, and were treated to 3 slow(er) laps each,<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

who was the student and who was the instructor. They both<br />

complained about their instructors and about having students<br />

that just wouldn’t listen.<br />

Chuck & Noby disagreeing about the line<br />

Bill Miller learned the most valuable lesson – never bring<br />

really old tires to ANY event and try to drive on them. His spins<br />

resulted in at least 3 new nicknames : calls of “Spin Miller”,“Thrill<br />

Miller”, and “Tractor Bill” followed him around all day.<br />

(I won’t mention the times that Wendy and I ended up kneedeep<br />

in weeds – or John Garcia nearly lost a wheel)<br />

David Pang gives his aero kit a workout<br />

Many thanks go to the organizers and contributors – Kevin<br />

Hardison, Cody Sears, and Wendy Shoffit, to name a few.<br />

Let’s hope we do this one again next year – it was the best<br />

value I have seen!<br />

Ben Hartsell crosses the finish line<br />

followed by two more sets of 3 hot laps. Then the driver became<br />

the passenger in the former passenger’s car and again did a set of<br />

3 slower laps, followed by 2 sets of 3 laps. Then worker changes,<br />

rinse, and repeat.<br />

Then we set up course 2 and each entrant had 2 sets of 3 hot<br />

laps both as a driver and a passenger. Then the same was repeated<br />

for course 3. The day was finished off with a shootout for top<br />

time of day (which can’t be published since this was a school).<br />

The newest people to time trials received instruction from<br />

the most experienced drivers, while those closer together in skill<br />

were often placed together. Chuck and Noby are still fighting over<br />

Photo by Wendy Shoffit<br />

Mike Bellinghausen puts his turbo brakes to good use<br />

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Rally School<br />

by Russell McLellan<br />

From the passenger seat, my partner’s eyes darted back and forth<br />

between the surrounding landscape and a set of directions that<br />

slightly resembled Egyptian Hieroglyphics as he tried to find the<br />

next turn. I watched the speedometer for any movement off 25, and<br />

tried to estimate how much faster I should go to compensate for the<br />

last Stop sign.<br />

Why were two people so concentrated on driving 25 mph which<br />

should be so easy for one of the best performance cars in the world?<br />

We were competing in our first T-S-D (Time-Speed-Distance) Rally.<br />

We, along with about 20 other people, had spent the morning<br />

attending Maverick Region’s Rally School. We learned how to read a<br />

tulip diagram, understand “all” the rules, e.g. what is a “rally road,<br />

and what is not. Most importantly for that day’s competition, what<br />

was “protection”. Which turned out to be a concept that would trip<br />

up many cars during the afternoon, including ours?<br />

We learned that the key to a T-S-D rally was to have the closest<br />

Driving a Porsche at 25 MPH. It Can be<br />

Tough... Really!<br />

time to the “perfect” time calculated in advance by the Rally master.<br />

That time would be measured at a series of checkpoints on course,<br />

and we would not know the location of those checkpoints. If we got<br />

off course we would not only add time as we found our way back, but<br />

we might actually miss a checkpoint. It seems that good Rally Master<br />

could, and would, put traps along the course that would allow us to<br />

continue on what appeared to be the course, but in fact wasn’t.<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

We also found out why a Rally master was that diabolical.<br />

Besides making the course more challenging for us, they and their<br />

team, had invested about 150 hours and driven about 1000 miles to<br />

create our 50 plus mile course.<br />

So what was all this about? What’s a rally? Why are they so<br />

challenging, and maybe most importantly, why were we all doing this?<br />

A classroom full of enthusiastic students<br />

I had heard about road rallies ever since my fascination with<br />

sports cars had begun many years ago. I never really understood what<br />

was involved, let alone why so many people, both amateurs and professionals,<br />

were involved in rallies around the world. Maverick<br />

Region gave me the opportunity to get the scoop a few Saturdays ago!<br />

Teri Davis from the Maverick Region had assembled a great<br />

team of people to take our class through everything we needed know<br />

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to compete in a Rally. We learned there are several different types of<br />

rallies. Routed rallies like the Time-Speed-Distance type that we’re<br />

going to do that afternoon, and Gimmick routed rallies. Gimmick<br />

rallies which might be a scavenger hunt, Hare and Hounds where the<br />

hare (The leader) leaves markers along the course and the hounds<br />

(the competitors) have to follow the route; and Poker Runs where<br />

instead of a time slip at each checkpoint you get a “card”. Finally<br />

Performance Rallies that include SCCA national ProRallies and<br />

divisional ClubRallies. These are done on blocked roads and are run<br />

like Routed Rallies.<br />

Then we were on the course. A course that required both of us<br />

to totally concentrate on our respective jobs. His as navigator, which<br />

I quickly learned I was totally dependent, and mine as driver, on<br />

which he was totally dependent. A great part of rallying is that it truly<br />

is a partnership and a shared competition. We found out later in the<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Teri Davis & Carey Spreen clarify with a diagram<br />

After a great morning of cramming our heads full of an amazing<br />

amount of information we were off to the roads around Texas Motor<br />

Speedway for some practice runs before the afternoon’s actual<br />

rally. We practiced how we would communicate directions, share<br />

decisions, and generally tried to figure out together how we were<br />

going to end up finishing with a respectable, and hopefully winning,<br />

time.<br />

Apparently Mark & Lisa had enough time to stop for refreshments...<br />

day that we managed to finish in the middle of the group, but more<br />

importantly had learned a lot and had met, and spent a wonderful<br />

day with, a group of terrific people.<br />

Would we do it again? Absolutely! In fact a few emails have<br />

been exchanged “plotting” our next event, and beginning to develop<br />

our strategy. We had a chance to discover a new and curiously very<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Photo by Matt Platts<br />

Clay & Betty Perrine accept their 1st place award<br />

challenging way to enjoy our cars, and share that experience with<br />

someone, in a very controlled, but also very competitive way.<br />

Some people drove the family van, while others were their in their<br />

“daily driver”. It’s definitely something that should be added to<br />

“must try” list.<br />

Short Rally Final Scores<br />

Betty & Clay Perrine 221 1st place<br />

Dave & Jean Frick 259 2nd place<br />

John and Elizabeth Chamberlain 261 3rd place<br />

Jim Sidler and John Leto 282<br />

Russ McClellan and Matt Platts 306<br />

Jim & Marjy Chadwick 326<br />

Keith Olcha & Charlie Davis 358<br />

Mark & Lisa Steele 366<br />

Scott & Stanley Ripley 378<br />

Jesse & Sheri Hill<br />

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Gateway Racing, the exclusive Toyo Tire High-Performance<br />

Distributor for the Southwest Region, is pleased to announce<br />

it’s recent relocation to the North Dallas area.<br />

Dale Gates • 469-621-2591<br />

Carrollton, Tx 75006<br />

racing@thegatewaygroup.com<br />

www.gatewayracing.us<br />

We have opened a Race-shop in Carrollton, Texas and are<br />

offering Racecar Rentals for DE Events, Performance Services,<br />

Maintenance and Track-Side Support for DE and Club-Races.<br />

Stop by and visit the Gateway Racing Team at the upcoming<br />

club races at TWS and TMS. In addition, look for us at your<br />

next Driver Education event.<br />

With the expectation of continued lower interest rates in the years ahead, you have to turn to the stock market if<br />

you hope to achieve above-average returns. But doing it right means not looking for the fast buck or the quick kill.<br />

It means building wealth steadily and patiently over a period of years by holding the shares of high-quality growth<br />

companies. And giving them time to work for you. Let us help you reach your goals.<br />

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

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New Wheels<br />

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

MRPCA membership guide, call Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600<br />

by Joel Nannis, Membership Chair<br />

Duaine & Susan Appleton<br />

814 Clearlake Drive<br />

Allen, TX 75002<br />

1973 914<br />

Danny Cupp<br />

2619 Rosewood Drive<br />

Mesquite, TX 75100<br />

1982 928<br />

Nirmal Jayaseelan<br />

7233 Paldao Drive<br />

Dallas, TX 75240<br />

2002 996 C4S<br />

John Soules<br />

3509 Woods Blvd<br />

Tyler, TX 75707<br />

<strong>2003</strong> 996<br />

Bruce & Sue Bartl<br />

14232 Marsh Lane #454<br />

Addison, TX 75001<br />

2001 986 S<br />

Bill Davidson & Tom Plichta<br />

2016 Justin Road #300<br />

Lewisville, TX 75077<br />

1977 911 S<br />

Dean Kennedy<br />

5400 LBJ Freeway<br />

Dallas, TX 75240<br />

2002 996<br />

Mike & Maria Stafford<br />

2059 Sienna Trail<br />

Lewisville, TX 75067<br />

1982 911<br />

Raymond Burch III<br />

6501 A Hickock Drive<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76116<br />

1984 911<br />

Walter Burkett<br />

1805 Scouts Vista #321<br />

Arlington, TX 76006<br />

1999 996 Cab<br />

Michael & Shelly Caolo<br />

3524 N Versailles Avenue<br />

Dallas, TX 75209<br />

1996 911<br />

Eric Cline<br />

5141 Boca Raton<br />

Dallas, TX 75229<br />

2000 996<br />

David & Jean Frick<br />

4120 Audras Way E 3117<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76116<br />

<strong>2003</strong> 986<br />

Charlie & Natalie Garcia<br />

9821 Queenswood Lane<br />

Dallas, TX 75238<br />

1985 911 Carrera<br />

John & Magee Grundman<br />

6230 Silver Creek Azle Road<br />

Azle, TX 76020<br />

2002 986<br />

Rick & Jana Hale<br />

5900 Diamond Oaks Court<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76117<br />

1979 930<br />

Robert & Clara Lewis<br />

300 Sewell Court<br />

Irving, TX 75038<br />

2002 996 C4S<br />

Andy Macaluso<br />

6624 Myrtle Beach Drive<br />

Plano, TX 75093<br />

1984 930<br />

Bill & Paula Mcbride<br />

10711 Ferguson Road #102<br />

Dallas, TX 75228<br />

1965 356 C<br />

Oliver & Patrick Mcgonigle<br />

2217 Ivan Street #1118<br />

Dallas, TX 75201<br />

2002 996 Cab<br />

Patrick & Susan Sullivan<br />

5812 Hilton Street<br />

Plano, TX 75093<br />

1993 911<br />

Buddy Wainwright<br />

206 James Drive<br />

Heath, TX 75032<br />

2002 986<br />

Julie & Derald Walker<br />

1600 Central Drive #180<br />

Bedford, TX 76022<br />

2001 986<br />

Dale & Pamela Gates<br />

14860 Montfort Drive #205<br />

Dallas, TX 75252<br />

1988 944<br />

Transferred From Lone Star<br />

Trent Conrad<br />

3553 Wheeler Street<br />

Dallas, TX 75209<br />

<strong>2003</strong> 996<br />

Simmie Cooper<br />

6513 Sudbury Road<br />

Plano, TX 75024<br />

2002 996 C2<br />

Mark & Diane Howell<br />

6009 Louisville Drive<br />

Frisco, TX 75035<br />

2000 986<br />

Thomas & Kristen Hyatt<br />

7601 Churchill Way #314<br />

Dallas, TX 75251<br />

1986 930<br />

Robert Prince III<br />

5708 Mcshann Road<br />

Dallas, TX 75230<br />

2002 996<br />

Paul & Patricia Smyth<br />

1312 Alexandra Court<br />

Colleyville, TX 76034<br />

2002 996 Cab<br />

Emmett Murphy<br />

4747 Hidden Lane<br />

Fort Worth, TX 76017<br />

1986 911<br />

Transferred From Monterey Bay<br />

Sean & Janet Rackley<br />

2415 Lake Point Drive<br />

Keller, TX 76248<br />

1996 993<br />

Transferred From Orange Coast<br />

Anniversaries<br />

5 Years<br />

Gates, Dale (Pamela) ........................................Dallas<br />

Hunse, Tom (Denise) .......................................Dallas<br />

Keens, David (Arianne)..............................Arlington<br />

10 Years<br />

Hensley, Steven .................................................Dallas<br />

15 Years<br />

Stahl, John W. (Victoria) ..................................Plano<br />

Poor, John G. (Melody) ............................Oro Valley<br />

Becker, Karl B. (Elaine).....................................Aledo<br />

20 Years<br />

Sullivan, Patrick (Barbara) ........................Granbury<br />

Berdis, Joey (Heidi)....................................Mckinney<br />

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Unclassifieds<br />

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<br />

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<br />

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.<br />

1984 928S Guards red/tan leather, auto, fully loaded, no dents or scratches, very tight body,<br />

non-smoker, bought new in NM. and driven in west Texas. Always garaged. 83K $9,500 Don<br />

Johnson (817) 654-4649, djohnson8809@sbcglobal.yahoo.com. (1)<br />

1988 Carrera 911 Targa Grand Prix white, black leather int, 5-sp, pristine condition inside<br />

and out, whale tail, front spoiler, chrome fuchs, lowered to Euro specs, short shift, euro<br />

headlights with H5 bulbs, believed "chipped" by prior owner, new in-dash CD, Cerwin-Vega<br />

speakers, amp, C-V subwoofers, garaged, runs great, excellent daily driver/light<br />

competition; 60,000 mile service, Mobil 1, cold A/C, tight Targa top, 71,000 miles, $23,000.<br />

Contact Randy at 214-417-7900 or rgrasso@bigplanet.com for photos. (1)<br />

1978 911SC White/Brown leather, 82,000 miles. PW, AC, Power mirrors, Sunroof. $10,000<br />

Ask for Steve (214) 536-0329. (1)<br />

Hand Painted Center Caps Fuchs/cookie cutter & phone dial/flat/carrera/late model 5 & 7<br />

spoke center caps for sale - $150/set + $6 shipping. The crests are handpainted in authentic<br />

Porsche colors to match the hood crest. I can also handpaint your existing center caps<br />

for $100 + $6 return shipping. Samples at http://cars.desertworld.com/ctrcaps.html. Steve<br />

Rosenzweig 510.701.8998 or steven_rosenzweig@yahoo.com (1)<br />

Parting out 1976 and 1985 Porsche 930 Turbos I prefer you e-mail requests to<br />

a930guy2@swbell.net attn: Brian 214 352-3019 (1)<br />

Wanted 1996 - 1998 Carerra 2 or 2S with Tiptronic Transmission Private party seeks from<br />

original or 2nd owner. Very stock Coupe or Cabriolet in Exc Condition. Car should have all<br />

original paint and svc records. Please contact Howard at: hkkimbro@nationwide.net (1)<br />

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

large single exhaust, Bridgestone aggressive treaded Potenza R17 radials, cabin wind<br />

deflector, mats, 68,000 miles. $27,500 Call Cliff Mathews 214-762-6784 (1)<br />

2000 911 Carrera 9,700 miles, 6-speed, one owner, always garaged with tender loving care,<br />

Guards Red, full black leather interior, 18" turbo alloy wheels, CD player, hi-fi sound<br />

system, Porsche stability management and tuned suspension. Richard Voreis at<br />

214-361-1919 or rdvoreis@mindspring.com (1)<br />

Brey-Krause harness guide bar (Model R-1010) and camera mount (Model R-9010) for '74<br />

and newer 911. Guide bar sells new for $259 (will take $175) and camera mount for $139<br />

(will take $85). Both in perfect condition. Set of perfect Fikse FM-10 wheels just purchased<br />

from Wheel Enhancement in rare jewel finish (18"x10" rear, 18"x8" front) for 993/996 retail<br />

for $3600. Will take $2500 wheels only, or $3500 with fresh Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires<br />

(1 DE event). Buyer pays shipping on all items. Steve 214-219-1350 x21. (1)<br />

1997 Mustang Sally needs a new home. Mustang GT, V8, 5 sp, 4.6 L, 84K miles. Flowmaster<br />

mufflers, tinted windows, red with gray cloth. Dealer/Mayo maintained, with records. You<br />

know it's been well loved, $8,500. Jan Mayo 972-443-3916w or 817-595-4651h. (2)<br />

1984 944 Champagne/Brown, new air, timing belt, all maintenance records, 2 new tires,<br />

runs great, approx 235,000mi (odo broke), ready for autocross/TT now, $4,000 firm; set of<br />

gold BBS 15" wheels $300; Elaine 972-991-7715. (2)<br />

1999 Mercedes Benz SL 500 Sport Immaculate Black/Black, Sport version with two tops.<br />

Very low miles (19,500) and one owner. This non-smoker vehicle has power seats, tilt wheel,<br />

zenon lights, heated seats, cassette/CD player, all the basic options without a phone. It has<br />

been garaged and waxed often. Just replaced four tires, is detailed, and under manufacturer's<br />

warranty. New $92,000. Asking $46,000 firm. Can be reached at dbielefeld@earthlink.net<br />

or 214-739-3001. (2)<br />

1995 993 Carrera Cabriolet Polar Silver/Grey with Black top. 6-speed and all available<br />

factory options with 17" relatively new Pirelli P-zeros. 38k miles $44,800, nearly perfect<br />

condition, contact Mark Nesselroad at 972.571.3375. (2)<br />

1999 Boxster Stuttgart built. Guards red/black; 5-spd; factory hardtop, sport tech pkg, CD,<br />

amp, & 6-spkr stereo; alarm; wind deflector. Cover; floor mats; Mag bra; no winters; one<br />

owner. 33,000 miles. $35,000. Call Bill (817) 297-3752. (2)<br />

1974 911 Carrera Grand prix white/black graphics. Parchment/black interior. All numbers<br />

match. Very low miles. Polished 7" & 8" Fuchs with white centers. Blaupunkt. 22mm F & R<br />

sway bars. Turbo tie-rods. Mono-ball front suspension pickups. Drilled rotors. SSI headers.<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Advertiser Index<br />

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 10<br />

Boardwalk Porsche (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.<br />

Bobby Archer’s Motorsports (817) 877-1772 Page 16<br />

Dallas Auto Sports (214) 320-2228 Page 20<br />

Dallas Euro Cars (972) 243-4911 Page 24<br />

European Parts Network (866) 799-3984 Page 18<br />

Gateway Racing 469-621-2591 Page 26<br />

German Technologies (817) 540-0712 Page 12<br />

Glen Gatlin, Jr. (214) 965-6102 Page 26<br />

Gray Mouser Graphics (214) 957-8193 Page 13<br />

Louden Motorcar (214) 241-6326 I.B.C.<br />

Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 12<br />

The Man’s Shop (817) 265-1116 B.C.<br />

Monty muffler.Lowered. Car is immaculate inside and out driver. I have all parts to make<br />

100% stock for the purist. Price $19,500. Contact Gary Lambert at 972-991-2422 (W) or<br />

817-453-9873 (H) or gklamb@aol.com. (2)<br />

1973 Silver 914 2.0 Drew has moved away from home and we have too many cars around<br />

the house, his 914 needs a new home. Runs great and looks great. The interior needs a<br />

little loving care. Air Conditioned with new compressor. Tires are new with Fuchs wheels.<br />

Fuel injected, 2 roofs, CD player AM/FM radio, $5000 Contact Bill or Drew Campbell<br />

972.329.1504. email: boxsterbill@attbi.com. (2)<br />

Rare RS/RSR cars Euro-spec RS, RSR, and ClubSports available for immediate import and<br />

DOT/EPA registration. 1992 964RS (#WPOZZZ96ZNS490500), Guards red, 24k, factory<br />

Recaro's, dyno shows 272hp, top condition, $49,900. 1995 993RS<br />

(#WPOZZZ99ZTS390125), Guards red, 55k, factory Recaro's, 3.8 liter/300hp, dual airbags,<br />

18" Speedline RS rims, showroom condition, $59,900. 1993 964RSR<br />

(#WPOZZZ96ZMS409079) GT2 Uniball susp., racing ABS, fresh rebuilt 3.8liter/6-speed<br />

gearbox, $62,000. Two 1992 964RS ClubSports (silver, yellow) only 140 ever made, prices<br />

range from $42K to $60K. All prices exclude shipping. More details & pic's at www.pca.org<br />

(The Mart). I own 993RS and 964RSCS myself. Steve (214) 693-3276. (2)<br />

1995 911 Carrera (993) Coupe # WP0AA2995SS323045. White/burgundy lea, 6-spd, 17"<br />

wheels crests, new tires, 6 CD changer, bra, garaged, full set workshop manuals & records,<br />

not raced, accident free, 43,000 mi. Asking $41,000. Contact James: 214-707-1083 or<br />

jbielak@augustmail.com (2)<br />

2002 911 Turbo from Long Center raffle in Austin for sale. Car has X50 performance<br />

package, 6 speed, Navigation system and leather package. Car has total of 95 miles on it and<br />

is currently in storage. MSRP $145,000. Asking $120,000. Serious inquires only at<br />

purdomt@yahoo.com. (2)<br />

1990 911 C2 Cabriolet Black with Tan Interior, 5 speed, 120K miles, Professionally<br />

Maintained, Garaged, Many new and custom features (have original parts also), passed<br />

emissions 01/<strong>2003</strong>, new Alpine Stereo w/6 disc changer & 200W Amp, B&B Tri-Flo headers<br />

& muffler (dual output for performance, loud but tunable), new Leather, Almost Perfect,<br />

asking $28K, Call Kent Haven @ 972.754.5345 or email khaven@dfwidc.com. (2)<br />

1986 911 Carrera Cabriolet Iris blue metallic/navy blue interior/new top, 5 speed, 82k<br />

miles, full leather interior, factory short throw and sport shocks, 16" bright fuchs, crests,<br />

K40, JVC CD, full power options (except top), dual power seats, complete books and<br />

records, Dallas car. This car is nearly perfect and in original condition including paint.<br />

$23,950, Kevin Mixon 972-424-2706 Plano Texas. (3)<br />

Seats from 91 C2 Carrera Black/leather/power, like new/5000mi. Will fit 74-98. $1200.<br />

Camber Truss, will fit 69-89 911. $75. Rick Burleigh at 817-237-2766 or<br />

burlerott@dellepro.com. (3)<br />

1990 Mercedes 300CE Pampered non-smoker with records. 104K Miles. A fantastic road<br />

car! 17" AMG Wheels & 217hp to move you smoothly down the road and a $3,000 Becker<br />

sound system to heighten your driving experience. Power driver & passenger seats(with<br />

memory),power steering, power windows w/ 1 touch down function & telescoping steering.<br />

Paint and interior in excellent condition. Always hand washed and waxed often. Car has<br />

been hard wired for a Valentine 1 radar locator, however it does not include the unit itself.<br />

With proper care, this one will take you well past 200K miles! $12,900. Email me at<br />

nhl_27@yahoo.com for pictures or call me at (214) 850-4555. (3)<br />

1990 944S2 Cabriolet Triple black, 122K Miles. Always garaged, non-smoker. Service<br />

performed by Porsche and all Porsche parts. New 17" Boxster wheels, 2 yr. old top in great<br />

condition, and a $3,500 sound system (Boston pro speakers, Becker unit and 6 disc changer<br />

with sub). Car wired for a Valentine 1 radar locator (V1 not incl). Full set of records and<br />

pictures to e-mail you. Why spend $45K on a Boxster when you can enjoy this and save<br />

thousands! $15,500. Email nhl_27@yahoo.com for pictures or call (214)850-4555. (3)<br />

1995 Suburban 1500 LT 5.7L V-8, 103,000 mi, Light Autumn/tan, automatic, leather, front & rear A/C,<br />

power steering, windows, and locks, tilt, cruise, premium AM/FM cassette, third seat, roof rack, privacy<br />

glass, running boards, alloy wheels, towing package including oil and transmission cooler, four new BFG<br />

tires, excellent condition, great tow vehicle. $9,990. Bill Dawson 972-291-8817 (3)<br />

These advertisers support the Maverick Region . . . the Mavericks support these advertisers!<br />

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Metro Volkswagen (972) 659-9999 Page 22<br />

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Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 18<br />

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

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<strong>Slipstream</strong> Advertiser<br />

for 25 years!<br />

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waiting room to the well-kept workshop,<br />

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We’ve been winning awards for the<br />

quality of our service for years. Louden<br />

has been rated “Best in Dallas” twice by<br />

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leader in fuel injection and electronics).<br />

And we’d like the opportunity to show<br />

you why.<br />

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(972) 241-6326<br />

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Ft. Worth, TX 76118<br />

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