• New Members Party
• Happy Hour at Spaghetti Wharehouse
• Hill Country Tour
• Spring Swap Meet at Zim’s
• March Drivers Education Application
February 2005 - Published by the Maverick Region
Porsche Club of America
Porsche Perfect Service Award
No.1 in the nation for customer
satisfaction for our second consecutive year
Audi Magna Society
Honoring the top 30 Audi dealerships
Volkswagen Wolfsburg Crest Club
Honoring the top seven Volkswagen
dealerships in six regions
At Boardwalk Auto Group, the brands we offer would
mean very little if our customers didn’t prefer the
brand of customer service they receive from us. This
year, we’re proud to have earned all three of our
manufacturers’ highest awards for delivering the finest
possible customer satisfaction to our customers. Which
proves the measure of a fine dealership isn’t which
brands it represents but how it represents them. We
chose the brands, and we continually thank our customers
for choosing us.
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Volume 62, February 2005, Issue 2
Zone 5 Presidents ..........................................................1
List of Officers/Board Chairs .......................................4
The Inside Track (President’s Column)......................5
Passion and Performance ...........................................10
Calendar of Events..........................................................1
Happy Hour at Salt Grass..............................................2
Hill County Tour ............................................................2
Early 2005 Driving Events .............................................3
Board Meeting ................................................................5
Spring Swap Meet.........................................................18
Dallas Tub Club ............................................................18
Tour Notice - Palo Pinto North.................................21
Past Event Recaps
Happy Hour at Spaghetti Warehouse.........................9
2005 Goodyear 25th Anniversary ..............................16
New Members Party ....................................................22
Needs More Cowbell....................................................14
Early 911 Restoration: No. 5..................................20-21
March Drivers Education Application.......................24
Day February - Events
7 Board Meeting
15 Plano & Bedford Lunches
17 Happy Hour
19 Ladies AX School (Penn)
20 AX101 (Penn)
22 Addison Lunch
26-27 Drivers Educations (MSR)
Day March - Events
5-6 AX/TT School (MW)
7 Board Meeting
13 East Texas Tour
15 Plano & Bedford Lunches
17 Happy Hour
29 Addison Lunch
Day April - Events
3 Autocross #1 (TMS)
4 Board Meeting
8-10 Hill Country Tour
16-17 Drivers Education (MSR)
19 Bedford & Plano Lunches
21 Happy Hour
23 Time Trial #1 (MW)
24 Auotocross #2 (MW)
26 Addison Lunch
Kevin Hardison, Matt Platts,
Joel Nannis, Charles Freeman
& Charlie Davis
Cover Photo by Matt Platts
Michael Epping’s Red 356
Day May - Events
2 Board Meeting
14-15 Time Trail #2 & 3 (MW)
14 Palo Pinto North Tour
17 Bedford & Plano Lunch
19 Happy Hour
28-29 Club Race (MSR)
31 Addison Lunch
Photo by Matt Platts
Michael Epping with his Red 356
See the New Member Party article on page 22
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Rocky is active in Club Racing, Drivers
Education, Autocross, and Time Trial. He also
instructs at Drivers Education and Autocross,
and Time Trial events. His daily driver is a
Boxster S and his track car is an F class 968.
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Mark drivers a Boxster S and has been a
Maverick member since 1999. He is active
with Drivers Education, Tours, and Social
events, as well as with many Hope Shelter
Michael has been a PCA member since 1982
He has been President, VP, editor, and membership
chair in two other regions. He is on
the DE staff and a member of the PCA
National Club Racing staff. He owns a race
prepared ‘86 944 Turbo.
1904 Diamond Ridge Ct
Carrollton, TX 75010
Jeff has been a Maverick member since 2003.
He is active in Drivers Education events as well
as Autocross and Time Trial. He drives a 1988
911 Targa and is a CPA.
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The Inside Track
by Rocky Johnson, Maverick Region President
Well gang, it won't be long now.
Based on all the conversations I
overheard, at both the Holiday
Party and the New Members Party, a lot of
people, including me, are really looking
forward to getting back behind the wheel of
their favorite “P” car. In fact, by the time
you read this, the 2005 driving season will
be underway. The first autocross school kicks off in
February and is a great start for both newcomers to the
sport and experienced drivers, as well. The “old hands” get
to freshen up their skills as instructors and the newcomers
have the opportunity for some fun, informative seat time
with knowledgeable, one-on-one instruction. If you have
ever given any thought to really learning what you and
your car are capable of, I highly recommend this as a
... Driving in the wet is a good
learning experience. ...
February also is the starting point for the year’s
Driver Education program, with the Lone Star Region event
at Texas World Speedway on the 12th and 13th and the
Maverick DE at Motorsport Ranch on the 26th and 27th of
the month. Some people shy away from these early events
because of the uncertainty of the weather. I urge you not to
let that hold you back. Driving in the wet is a good learning
experience. It requires a lot of emphasis on car control and
smoothness, that will pay big dividends down the line.
Driving in the rain is also a fun equalizer between the big
horsepower beasts and smaller displacement cars.
Hats off to Eric Erz, the chair for our Tech Sessions,
for organizing a Dyno Day in February. This should prove
to be informative for all those involved. No doubt some
participants will be pleased with the results and others
dismayed. At a minimum, it will lead to some spirited
discussions. By the way, if you have ideas for a Tech Session
or would like to volunteer your car as a guinea pig, don't
hesitate to contact Eric.
March marks what, for many of us, will be the start
of the Club Racing season with the Lone Star Region Race
at TWS in College Station. The number of Maverick club
racers, which is already significant, continues to expand. It
looks like Colin Graidage, Chuck Machala and Mark Steele
are preparing to join the fray. (There may well be others and
I apologize for any unintentional omissions).
In addition to continuing the Autocross and Time Trial
schools, March also brings us the first of several Photo
Rallies and scenic Tours of Texas and surrounding states.
Also, in the spirit of “One man's/woman's trash is another
man's/woman's treasure”, the first swap meet of the year is
in March. This is an ideal opportunity to clear out some of
those valuable “antique” auto parts you have been hoarding
for so long. Of course, the real challenge is to leave with
less than you started with, because there is always lots of
good “stuff” available for purchase or trade.
The observant reader will notice that no mention is
made of any yearly kickoff of a Concours. The reason
being, so far, no one has shown an interest in chairing the
Concours Committee position. If some, as yet unidentified,
individual would like to revitalize what in recent years has
been a dormant program, all they need to do is give me a
So there you have it; a quick rundown of what looks like
a fantastic start to the 2005 Maverick driving year. I can't
wait to get rolling. We have a solid core of participants in
all of our events.
However, in an effort to promote a little cross-pollination,
I encourage you to try something new this year.
Wendy Shoffit and Steve Boyd have created a full year calendar,
in printable PDF form, on our website. Be sure to
print a copy, so you will know what's going on all year. If
appropriate, print two, so your significant other will not
accidentally schedule something silly (like a wedding, for
example) on a key driving date.
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Ruf Auto Center Dallas hosted the January
2005 Maverick Region Board meeting on
January 3, 2005. Thanks to Hans Hoffmann
and Wayne Corley for staying late and putting up
with 18 additional Mavericks as we brought in the
For 2005, the region will hold the monthly
board meeting on the first Monday of the month with two exceptions.
The region will hold the July 2005, and September 2005
board meeting on the first Tuesday of the respective months. The
January meeting had the following 20 members in
attendance:Executive Council: Rocky Johnson, Mark Gluck, Jeff
Atkins, Michael Wingfield; Board Members: Mike Brodigan,
Chuck Machala, Bill Dawson, Lanean Hughes, Mike Holloway,
Joe McGlohen, Bill Miller, Joel Nannis, Andy Miller, Dennis
Chamberlain, Wendy Shoffit; Membership: Bob Knight, Noby
Takahashi, Albert Sansores, Hans Hoffman, and Wayne Corley.
Rocky Johnson: called the meeting to order at 6:55 PM,
and began a “round table” format. Anyone present could present
a report or issue to the Board for discussion. Mike Brodigan:
Slipstream ads are current with the exception of one advertiser.
He will contact the merchant one more time for payment before
the end of the month. Otherwise, he may pull the ad from
Slipstream. He has a waiting list of other advertisers should he
have to pull the ad for non-payment. Bob Knight: Transfer of all
Treasurer items complete to Jeff Atkins. The region completed
and passed the IRS audit. The transfer of the region bank
accounts from Bank of America to J.P. Morgan has almost completed.
Outstanding checks prevent the closing of the Bank of
America account. Once those checks clear, the region can close
Chuck Machala: AutoScope will open from 5-7:00 PM on
2/26 and 3/2 to tech cars in support of the AX schools. Bill Miller
will set up AX tech with Mayo Performance. AX school registration
will only appear online at the Maverick web site
(http://www.pca.org/mav/). This year, the region will limit the
number of attendees to the AX schools to 26 and 28 for the
February and March events respectively. He would like to have a
copy of the AX tech form available on the Maverick web site.
Wendy Shoffit: On behalf of Teri Davis: Teri plans to investigate
the possibility of a summer Round Up, possibly hosted in
Granbury. The region can receive a National subsidy for holding
the multi-event weekend. The board expresses interest in a ’05
Round Up, provided the event has economical accommodations.
Joe McGlohen and Rocky Johnson suggest “economical “ means
the maximum host location charge should not exceed $70 per
day. Wendy Shoffit: On behalf of Jan Mayo: The region has
approximately 60 garment bags left over from Parade ’04.
Proposed dispositions of the bags include donating to Hope
Shelter, selling at events, and selling through the Goodie Store.
Per Lanean, Hope Shelter received 12 garment bags from Parade.
The bags will appear at the New Members’ party for sale at $15
each (a bargain price!). All proceeds from the sales will go directly
to the Hope Shelter.
Wendy Shoffit: Her Girl Scout troop will sell cookies beginning
Friday (1/7) this year to benefit Hope Shelter. Bill Dawson:
February DE registration opens Thursday (1/6). He will finalize
the contract this month with Motorsport Ranch for the four DE
events in ’05. Lanean added that Ruf Auto Center would sponsor
the February DE, and that Mr. Ruf himself will attend.
Lanean Hughes: She has talked with Steve Boyd, the
Maverick Region Webmaster, to get the ’05 information updated.
Hope Shelter held a groundbreaking ceremony on December 19,
2004, for the new building. She will serve as Club Race chair again
this year. Ben Witry Bank of Source Mortgage, will sponsor the
New Members’ Party on 1/16. However, the region will still need
to pay for the tables and chairs. She would like to step down from
the Hospitality chair position. The person filling the Hospitality
Chair vacancy will need to find locations for Founder’s Day and
the Holiday party, as well as coordinate food for each event.
Mark Gluck: Has received transfer of VP responsibilities
from Noby. He will have insurance in place three weeks before
events as necessary. Mike Holloway: Set the 18th of the month as
the Slipstream deadline for article submission for publication in
the following month. He has worked with Matt and Wendy to
slate the regularly appearing articles. Requests that photo submissions
have at least 300 dpi resolution and will buy a beer for
anyone who reads his silly articles and admits to it.
Joe McGlohen: Reminded the Board that at the December,
2004 meeting, the Board approved $800 dollars for the AX
Committee to purchase radios. He located Motorola 7100 series
radios for $75 per pair of radios, and invites the AX Committee
to investigate the purchase of these radios. He will add a “Beer”
flag to the standard flag set used for DE events, motivated by the
Patti Mascone article appearing in the December 2004, issue of
Panorama. Bill Miller: He needs payment from the Treasurer to
secure the AX event dates and locations.
Albert Sansores: He would like to see the region present more
Tech Sessions. The Board directed him to contact Eric Erz, who has
taken on the responsibility for Tech Sessions this year. Joel Nannis:
He still has problems getting a membership list from National.
Andy Miller: He has taken over Tours this year, and will submit
Slipstream articles to Mike H. Dennis Chamberlain: Saltgrass
Steak House will host the January Happy Hour. February location
not yet set. He will create event ads for Slipstream this year, and
needs event info. Reminds everyone that the Maverick web site
now has a “Photo of the Week”, and he would like to encourage
membership participation in submitting photos.
Rocky Johnson: Reiterates that the 2005 Board will meet the
first Monday of each month with two exceptions. The exceptions
include July 2005, and September 2005, when the Board will meet
on the first Tuesday of the respective months. The Jaguar Club has
invited Maverick region to co-host a Concour's d'Elegance. Board
unanimous consensus to not co-host the event. However, the
region will notify the membership of the event and allow
individual members to participate in the Jaguar hosted event.
Park Place Porsche will host the next Board meeting on Monday,
February 7, 2005. The January meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Happy Hour at Spaghetti Warehouse
Photo by Dennis Chamberlain
by Dennis Chamberlain
Happy Hour Crew: Dennis Chamberlain, Monda
Degan and Mike Lockas
The December 16th happy hour at the
Spaghetti Warehouse in Plano was sandwiched
between the Maverick Region
Holiday Party on December 12 and, of course,
Christmas. Nevertheless, a determined group
of twenty-eight Maverick partiers braved the
Christmas traffic to venture out in the cold and
the astonishing traffic.
New members included Mark Ellen
(2004 Boxster S), and Mary and Jim Caton
Photo by Dennis Chamberlain
Jennifer Bush & Mark Hannah
Photo by Dennis Chamberlain
Photo by Dennis Chamberlain
For the February 17 happy hour we’ll be
returning to one of our favorite places – the Sea
Grill at Trinity Mills and the Dallas North
Tollway, and then for March 17 we’ll be heading
to Cantina Laredo. Hope to see you there!!
Photo by Dennis Chamberlain
Mary & Jim Caton
Photo Curtesy of Aimee Mullins
Passion and Performance
by Mike Holloway, Slipstream Managing Editor
Porsche owners typically have a
unique outlook on life. Often, they
are people who demonstrate both
performance and passion, achieving high
levels of excellence through their unique
outlook, internal motivation, life
experiences and personal philosophy.
The Porsche Club of America has been a
great place to meet new and interesting
people. Slipstream’s Passion and Performance segment
offers a chance to do just that. Please meet Aimee Mullins.
Aimee Mullins is a close family friend. She was born
without the fibulae in both her legs. During her first year,
her parents made the difficult decision to have her legs
amputated just below the knee. Aimee grew up wearing
prosthetic wooden legs. She excelled in academics and
athletics such as swimming and softball. She was granted a
full academic scholarship to Georgetown University where
she studied international diplomacy and foreign relations.
While at Georgetown, she worked at the Pentagon (Defense
Dept.) for Colin Powell. In her sophomore year, Aimee
heard about a track meet in Boston for amputees. Without
any formal training in track and field, Aimee entered the
100 and 200 meter dashes and the long jump. That meet,
she set US records in the 100 and long jump. Back at
Georgetown with Gold around her neck, she decided
to contact the Georgetown University track coach (the
legendary Frank Gagliano) for
a try out. Georgetown
University is a division 1 school
which offers full athletic scholarships.
After three months of
private training with him, she
earned a spot on the team.
After Aimee made the team, laterthat
season she qualified
to run in the Big East
Championship track meet.
Aimee demonstrates many
talents including helping to
design the carbon fiber artificial
limbs she runs with. Aimee
graduated from Georgetown Summa Cum Laude. She has
become an accomplished actor and runway model and has
been ranked People's magazine top 50 most beautiful
people for several years.
MH: I remember once you told me that when you were
16, your first driving experience was in a Porsche 911
Carrera with a Tiptronic transmission on an airport
AM: It was actually my first experience driving a
manual transmission, and it was the car of a friend who
shared my love of flying. We went out to a small, familiar
airport runway and I practiced driving stick shift all around
Photo Curtesy of Aimee Mullins
the runway. It was an entirely different driving experience
in that I felt truly in control of the car: I felt as though I
were part of it. It was exhilarating and that night I feel in
love with Porsche and its design.
MH: The Tiptronic was essentially designed to give the
driver the control of a standard transmission without the
leg strain of having to press the clutch. Aimee, what was
your impression of the car?
AM: It was incredibly freeing for me to drive this way –
feeling that I was really driving the car rather than the
detachment that accompanies an automatic transmission. I
appreciate the feeling of having a manual transmission
without the physical problem of me having to press down a
clutch. Since I don’t have ankles on either side, I use
my entire leg to press down and release pressure on the
pedals by lifting my thigh muscle. This situation makes a
traditional clutch problematic, whereas the Tiptronic
allows me the sensation of connecting with the car through
the gear changes without both thighs having to work. In a
word, it is thrilling.
MH: Porsche seems to do a great job of blending
passion and performance. That combination reminds me
of you. What can you say about that?
Big East Track Meet
AM: What’s to say? It’s the winning combination for
any person or any company. It’s what makes something go
beyond just being “good” to becoming iconic, standing the
test of time and having the relevance of being trailblazers
for each coming generation.
Here are a few of Aimee’s awards and accomplishments: Lead actress
in the A&E Agatha Christie’s Poirot drama series, named to HBO’s
list of “Up and Coming” actors, named to Rolling Stone Magazine’s
annual “Hot List”, featured in the Track and Field Hall of Fame,
named as one of Sports Illustrated’s 2001 “Coolest Girls In Sports,
named “The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People
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by Mike Holloway, Slipstream Managing Editor
Sometimes if you are going to play the part,
you have to talk the part. Anyone wanting
to get into autocross (AX), track racing and
even rallies should know some of the common
(and not-so-common) jargon, slang words and
phrases. I got together with a bunch of friends
and here are a few we came up with. These are
the things they don’t teach you in DE.
Adding Perspective: Making the things in the mirror look smaller.
Back Marker: Lapped traffic.
Balled Up: The condition of a car after a major off and contact with something
Bench Racing: Discussing what an awesome driver you are after the race /
event is over.
Big Moment: See “Tank Slapper”
Boy Racer: The guy that shoes up to DE with every imaginable racing item
and only does DE's.
Brain Fade: Stupid mistake by driver usually occurs in corners or when
attempting to out brake someone in a higher class.
Brown Out: What happens during a scary "Off" or "Tank Slapper".
Bus Stop: A Chicane built into the track in order to slow down the pace at
that section of the track. (aka "The Inner Loop" at Watkins Glen)
Cayenneing or Farming: An off track excursion.
Clag or Klag or Pick-up: Refers everything that sticks to the hot race tires,
mostly rubber from off line.
Collect: Hit another car. For example: the guy spun out and stopped in the
middle of the track just waiting for someone to collect him.
Cornering on its Door-Handles: The car has lots of body roll, lean.
Crossed Up: Usually the direct result of a severe "tank slapper".
Dialed In or Sorted: Refers to optimum chassis or engine setup.
Dicing: Fighting for track position with another competitor.
Earlied: Took the early-apex line through a corner.
Early Apex: When the car is nearest the inside of a turn earlier on in the turn.
Floor Pedal: Either when you go to hit the brake and it goes to the floor
(see pucker factor) or when your instructor or passenger makes braking
motions in the passenger seat.
Freight Train: Line of cars in single file.
Groove: The clean line that provides the fastest way around the circuit. The
groove can change during the course of a race depending on track conditions,
e.g., heat, cold, moisture, etc., as well as oil, water and rubber from the
Hole-shot: A good start.
Hooked Up: Means: Having good traction.
Hunan: Sound heard when a Porsche passes by on the track. You have to add
the Doppler sound effect Huuuuuuunaaaaaaaann!
Hustling the Car: A driver's ability to push the race car to the limit, even if it is not
handling well. A critical factor in determining that winning edge. Winning drivers
adjust and adapt better to overcome mechanical or weather related problems.
Invisible Flag: The blue (you are about to be passed) flag.
Jesus Handle: If you are carrying a passenger this part of the car will help to
indicate how hard you were driving. It is so named this because this is usually
who the passenger screams for to save them from a particularly late braking
Keep it Between the Grass: Stay on the asphalt, don't fly off the track.
Keep the Shiny Side Up: Be safe, don't flip your car.
Landscaper: A car that early apexes.
Late Apex: When the car is nearest the inside of a turn later on in the turn.
Late Brake: Passing in the braking zone.
Leaning On: (see "NASCAR pass")
Line: Simply the quickest way around a race circuit. To run the fastest racing
line, a driver must take advantage of all of his abilities as well as that of the
race car, taking advantage of a racer's braking, cornering and acceleration
Loose: Going off the road backwards.
Marbles: Small bits of rubber that have broken off tires during a race.
'Marbles' are usually found in the corners of American Le Mans Series road
racing circuits, often gathering on the outside of the racing line.
Meatball Flag: (Black flag with Red dot in the middle): mechanical problem
with your car.
Momentum Car: A low hp car.
NASCAR Pass: Bumping another car while passing them; or bumping them
to allow you to get past them. Sometimes shortened to "NASCAR'ed".
Needs More Cowbell: Often heard in the pits. No one really understands
what it means, but it sounds cool.
Opposite Lock: Making a left hand turn but yet turning the steering wheel full
PEBSAS Issue: A bad driver. (Problem Exists Between Seat and Steering
Pit Tootsie: Scantily dressed women in the pits.
Pucker Factor: Just how scary something was. ("That one had a pretty high
pucker factor, there!")
Pull a Monty: Anyone who pulls a Montoya like suicide move.
Push / Plow or The Car's Tight: Under-steer.
Push: Going off the road front-end first.
Ran Away And Hid: built up a huge lead.
Red Mist: Anger that makes you do stupid things
Roll: As in 4 wheel drift not roll-over .
Rolling Chicane: Stupid back marker.
Sideways: Significant over-steering.
Slingshot: Drafting for a pass.
Shunt: Smacking a wall with your car.
Tail-out: (see "Sideways")
Tank Slapper: (from bikes, only slang for cars) waggling the tail back and
Throttle Steer: Turning the car by the amount of gas you give it.
Unplanned Agricultural Excursion: Going off course.
Wall Tats: Short for wall tattoos where a car has hit the wall and leaves a mark.
Zen Thing: You know it when it happens, words can’t explain it.
Goodyear Eagle 25th Anniversary
By Joel Nannis
In December Lanean informed me that Goodyear was looking
for cars for a dealer conference. The process for selection was
to submit a picture of your car between the years of 1981 and
2005. I submitted my 1981 928. In January I received notification
that my car was one of 25 cars out of 104 entries that had been
selected. As an incentive for showing the car I received a set of
new Goodyear Eagles. The show was at the Gaylord Hotel in
Grapvine. I had the tires mounted, polished the car and was off to
We had to have the cars at the Gaylord at 10AM on January
30. There were a few requirements in order to bring the cars
into the hall. You had to have less than a quarter of a tank of gas
and once inside, the positive terminal needed to be disconnected
and the gas cap had to be secured. These requirements were
sent several times. Unfortunately, the car in front of me had just
filled up with 24 gallons and was not allowed into the show. The
cars were led into the hall and placed in no particular order.
The fire marshall inspected the cars around noon and we
were free until 6PM when the show started. In addition, they
provided a room at the Gaylord for anyone showing their car
who wanted to stay the night. I showed back up around 6 in the
Goodyear racing shirt that was also provided. We had no particular
function to perform. Many of us stayed around our cars
to answer any questions. There was a box in front of each car so
the people could vote for the car they liked the best.
Goodyear provided a tremendous spread of free food and
drink. I found out that 1800 people were attending the conference.
As I was wandering around, several NASCAR drivers were
led in to sign autographs. They were Bill Elliott (my favorite
driver), Rusty Wallace, and Ricky Rudd. I had them sign the
shirt that Goodyear provide and will put it under glass. In addition,
they had 6 fabulous impersonators. Dolly Parton was one
of them and did she look good!
Later they were giving out awards to the dealers and they
brought in Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip. Unfortunately,
they were led out as quickly as they were led in. No chance to
get their autographs. The show included all sorts of items that
the dealers could sell like rims and tire changers as well as many
items from vendors for the dealers to improve their bottom
The show ended around 10:30, so I loaded up the car and
then enjoyed my beautiful and spacious room. An e-mail came
the next week saying that the top voted was a 2003 Chevrolet
SSR that had the engine chromed and had digital read outs in
the dash and rear license plate. It also had LED’s along the
inside of the hood, interior, door handles, etc. The owner, Tom
Snodgrass (not ours), received an all expense paid trip to the
Brickyard 400. The next two highest voted for cars received paid
trips to Bob Bondurant Driving school for 2 and seven others
received another set of tires. Goodyear really went all out for
this show! What an honor it was to be part of it. Thanks,
Photo Curtesy of Joel Nannis
Photo Curtesy of Joel Nannis
PPhoto Curtesy of Joel Nannis
Joel’s 1981 928 - Complete with New Shoes
Joel with his Favorite Driver Bill Elliott
Joel with His Other Two Favorites “Dolly Parton”
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2620 West Pioneer (Hwy 303), Suite B
Photo by Charles Freeman
Early 911 Restoration: No. 6
by Charles Freeman
Some of you have asked former editor, Matt Platts, if you
can contact me and I welcome the opportunity to discuss
my project with you. Just get with Matt as he has my
Well, things are now starting to look a little better for me. The
car is starting to be reassembled! I finally got the floorpan welded in
and am quite pleased with the quality of the welding. My father and
brother are welding inspectors and their impression of the weld
quality was favorable. Of course I did the typical amateur welder job
of probably welding too much. After I used the rosette welds (making
a mushroom-like puddle in the middle of the drilled out spot weld) I
put a continuous bead of weld around the entire car. I figured better
safe than sorry. However, I did employ a technique called
“stitch-welding”. This is where you weld a little line, say 2 inches, then
skip 6 inches forward, then weld 2, and so on. Again this is to prevent
too much heat build up in the sheet metal. I will say that when I
stopped welding sometimes I could hear the metal popping because
of heat distortion. After seeing the bare insides of the car I was almost
shocked to find the small amount of metal that keeps my backside
from touching the road!
So, the floorpan is in place but I do have a small gap where the
steering rack goes. To make a secure connection, I bought some 20
gauge sheet metal to overlap the old and new sections of floorpan.
There are a lot of bends and angles in this location, so I decided to
patch the gap with many small pieces about 4 inches square. I had to
hand form every inch of the piece because of the multiple
compound angles and curves. This was very challenging and
rewarding at the same time. All I had to work with was a small body
hammer and the anvil on my 5 inch bench vise. I had to be very
creative as to how I was going to form the sheet metal. Every piece
took at least an hour to form. I had to shape it, lie on my back to check
it, re-shape, lie on my back, re-shape, etc. I took my time with this
process because I knew I needed intimate contact between the metal
to get a good weld. When I had a piece ready, I tack-welded it in place.
That is very challenging because you can’t really get the MIG weld gun
in the tight confines of this area. I had to be a little creative to make
this work. Also, since I am upside down all of the sparks will drop
down on me. I got a few nice burns from this task. I could have
invested in a nice leather welder’s jacket, but I am just too cheap.
With the floorpan done I needed to think about how to protect
Photo by Charles Freeman
the metal from rust. I had decided very early on to use POR15 as a
preventative undercoat. This works differently than most other rust
inhibitors I have seen. It works by forming a barrier for rust to travel.
Most other inhibitors undergo a chemical reaction to convert the
iron oxide to a more stable form. The product information for the
POR15 says it is very tough and impact resistant. Therefore, I
decided to use it on the floorpan, trunk, wheel wells, and engine bay.
I had to remove the undercoating from these areas using a propane
torch, spatula, and wire wheel. It is very difficult to get into the inner
rear fender area but I felt it was important to verify that there was no
rust hidden deep in the structure. I also wanted to make sure that I
would seal it with the POR15 which adheres best to “seasoned” metal.
Once the undercoating was removed I lightly sanded the metal to
provide good adhesion. I prepared the metal surface as instructed by the
manufacturer and was ready to apply the paint. POR15 is a watery thin
liquid that the manufacturer recommends applying with a paint brush.
It can be sprayed but must be thinned to apply correctly. Using paint
brushes was cheaper and didn’t require me to buy a spray gun.
The instructions recommend wearing gloves as once the paint
has dried it cannot be removed from skin until the skin is shed by
natural processes. I also used a respirator for organic solvents. So
after using a tack rag to verify that the car was perfectly clean, I mixed
up some of the paint and began to apply it to the bottom of the car. I
soon realized that the paint was so thin that it would run down the
paint brush, over my gloves and right down my sleeve. I was extra
careful to not lie under where I was painting at that point and to stay
away from areas already painted. Since the paint is thin, it would
run and drip off of the car so there are a lot of little puddles on my
After I completed painting the floorpan I took off the
respirator and almost passed out from the fumes in my garage (the
garage door was open!). Man, that is powerful stuff. Well, by the time
I finished painting the underside of the car, the paint had dried on my
arm. I tried to remove it by pouring thinner on my skin, no luck.
Then I tried brake cleaner, no luck. This stuff sticks to your skin just
like the manufacturer says. By the way, being an old chemist, it was
common for us to clean our hands in what is now considered to be
carcinogenic. So, unless you want to shorten your life, don’t pour
chemicals on your body! It took about 3 weeks to come off my arm
(my co-workers quietly wondered what disease I had since I had these
large black spots on me).
At a later date I painted the front and rear inner fender
area, the engine bay, and the interior of the car. If you’re counting,
this took 4 quart size cans at $32 each. The manufacturer recommends
that two coats be applied. In order to fill some small holes
around the car I bought some POR epoxy. This is a two-part epoxy
that is activated by water. I used this material to smooth out the
rough weld joints and any small holes. After this I would apply the
second POR15 coat. Because it had been 2 months since I applied
the first coat of POR I had to scuff sand the first coat to give the
second one something to “bite” to. I used some 180 grit sandpaper I
had lying around to scuff all the areas then applied the final coat
of POR15. This only took 2 quart size cans (I did not paint the
passenger compartment with a second coat).
The POR15 is available in clear, silver, flat, or gloss black. I tried
both the flat and gloss black. I prefer the shine of the gloss black.
However, it is tough to tell where I painted previously. My recommendation
would be to use the flat black, then put a coat of gloss so
that you can tell where it has been painted. The paint does not leave
a perfect finish as it has some runs and experiences solvent pop
(evaporation of solvent under the hardened outer surface resulting
in a small bubble that has popped). It is my plan to leave the inner
fenders, trunk, and engine bay with the gloss black paint. It is my
understanding that the very early 911s had black inner fender wells
up until about 1972.
I kind of like this look as it gives a nice contrast to the red
paint I plan on using. Additionally, some owners I have discussed
this with say that when fender wells get dirty the black is more
difficult to tell versus the color matched.
Palo Pinto North Tour
When: May 15, 2005
Meet at 7:30am, Driver’s
meeting at 8:00am,
return to Dallas about
McDonald’s at 121 South
& Harwood in Bedford
roads of Palo Pinto.
Hard Eight BBQ in
Andy & Cindy Miller will
be leading this tour
FRS radio, extra key,
full tank of gas, etc
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New Member Party
by Jean Frick
Dave and I were excited to be going to the New
Member Party. After all, we attended our first New
Member Party back in 2003 BEFORE the February
delivery of Dave’s new Boxster. He only had the VIN
number, but had already joined PCA, and we were anxious
to meet other Porsche owners. We were welcomed by the
great folks in the Maverick Region and learned about the
many activities available to us.
So here we came, ready to meet new members and share
the love of cars with them. We were pleased to have such a
good turnout, but after all, the weather was BEAUTIFUL
…who wouldn’t want to be out on a day like that?
I was enjoying this conversation immensely and noticed
that Dave was still visiting with Michael, the red 356 owner –
so motioned for them to come on over. We introduced Jack
and Michael, and they shook hands and then studied each
other a bit…seemed like they had met before, but thought it
was probably at a 356 meeting.
Photo by Charlie Davis
Photo by Charlie Davis
Monda Degan - Always the Smile!
Early on we met Michael Epping, a nice young fellow
who has a red 356. Since Dave had a 356 in college at Penn
State, they enjoyed a brief discussion. Meanwhile, I came up
to someone I had not seen before…but looking at his
nametag, I immediately recognized the name. I had seen
messages from Jack Griffin on the Maverick discussion
group frequently. He spends a lot of time with other Porsche
groups – the 356 Club, 914 Club, and 912 Club. He is very
interested in vintage rallies and tours. He doesn’t attend
many Mav events, but had come that day, in his black 356.
Photo by Matt Platts
Mark Gluck Holding Court
This went on, then suddenly it clicked – they had raced
on the same team 15 years ago. Back then there was an
indoor Go Cart track out on White Settlement called the
Indoor Grand Prix. They held endurance races with 5 on a
team, going 250 laps. Jack drove there often, and one night
his team was short a driver. You can guess the rest…Michael
Epping was there as a single driver in a team set-up. As he
stood around Jack asked him to fill in on his team. They
Photo by Charlie Davis
Dennis Chamberlain Planning the Next Happy Hour
P-Cars Lined Up and Ticketed
continued to drive together for 2 or 3 months, then Michael
left Texas for about 12 years. He moved back a couple of
years ago, now lives in Keller, and had come to the New
Member party to find other 356 owners.
Imagine standing there as they put it all together.
Whatever your favorite car is, this time it was the 356 that
brought them back together. Just another example of what
can happen at our Mav events…expect the unexpected.
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May 28-29, 2005 in conjunction with
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1973 911T Texas car, no rust, 60,000 mi on total restoration, white with
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exchangers,webbers, turbo tensioners, electronic ignition and distributor -
911310095. $10,000 takes all. Contact John Haley at 214 823-1537. (1)
1980 911 SC Petrol Blue w/ tan checker fabric int. 100096 mi w/ complete
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