Slipstream - April 2007


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

Upcoming Events

• Sunday Drive

• May at Mayo’s

• Concours d’Elegance

Past Events

• Time Trial School

• Autocross Schools

• Happy Hour at Go Fish

April 2007 - Published by the Maverick Region

Porsche Club of America


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

My Thoughts (Editor’s Column) ................................3

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

Catch My Draft (President’s Column) ........................5

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

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

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


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

Upcoming Events

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

Autocross #3....................................................................2

Time Trial #2 ..................................................................2

Sunday Drive ..................................................................2

Happy Hour at Mac’s ....................................................3

Maverick Lunches ..........................................................3

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

May at Mayo’s..................................................................7

Concours d’Elegance......................................................7

Club Race at MSR ........................................................10

Driver’s Education at MSR..........................................13

San Antonio Fiesta Challenge ....................................22

Past Event Recaps

Ladies/Teens & Autocross Schools ............................14

A View from the Outside ............................................15

Thank You ....................................................................16

Tales from a First Timer ..............................................17

Happy Hour at Go Fish ..............................................24


Trivia Contest................................................................18

Day April

1 Autocross #2 (MW)

3 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

13-15 Spring Fling, Cimarron Region

14-15 Drivers’ Education at MSR

17 Bedford & Plano Lunches

19 Happy Hour at Mac’s Grill

21-22 TT#2, AX#3 (MW)

21-22 LSR DE at TWS

24 Addison Lunch

29 Sunday Drive w/ Clint Blackman

Day June

3 Sunday Drive

5 Board Meeting

9-10 LSR DE at TWS

10 Rally School

12 Lewisville Lunch

17 Father’s Day Picnic

19 Bedford & Plano Lunches

21 Happy Hour at Razzoo’s

26 Addison Lunch

30 TT #5 Mineral Wells

Volume 47 April 2007, Issue 4

Go Online For Latest Updates on Events

DE - Drivers’ Education event

HCR - Hill Country Region (Austin-centered)

LSR - Lone Star Region (Houston-centered)

MW - Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells, Texas

MSR - Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson, Texas

TWS - Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas

TMS - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

Penn - Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford, Texas

Day May

1 Board Meeting

5 May at Mayo’s

5-6 LSR DE at TWS

5-6 Cimarron Region DE at Hallett

6 Autocross #4 (Penn)

8 Lewisville Lunch

15 Bedford & Plano Lunches

17 Happy Hour at Bavarian Grill

19-20 TT #3 & #4 Mineral Wells

26-28 Club Race/DE at MSR

29 Addison Lunch

Day July

1 Autocross #5 MW

1-5 Parade in San Diego

10 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

17 Bedford & Plano Lunches

19 Happy Hour at Rio Mambo

21 Rally to Post Parade Party

31 Addison Lunch


Charlie Davis,

Dennis Chamberlain

Cover Photo by Charlie Davis

Eric Erz enjoys showing Mryon Krupp

the course at the TT103 School

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2007 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents


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My Thoughts

by Jan Mayo, Slipstream Managing Editor

We have now completed two weekends of

schools for new autocrossers and what a

wonderful time it was. Last year it was

snowing and sleeting, this year, while it WAS a bit on

the chilly and windy side, it was sunny and wonderful.

Look later in the issue for pictures and articles

by three lovely and witty ladies that thoroughly

enjoyed themselves. You’ll wish you had been there.

If you missed the schools, don’t despair – coming up are

more autocrosses and time trials plus an April DE (14-15) and

May Club Race / DE combo (26-27-28). More driving than you

can stand and you’ll still be wishing for more.

Clint Blackman has his first Sunday Drive scheduled for

April 29. It looks like such fun with early car perusal and drooling

then a drive through Ennis to see the blue bonnets. With

PCA-ers there’s always food involved so there’s a lunch stop in

there too. Wish you could be there?

That’s all the moving car stuff. Would you rather it hold still

and let you look ALLL over it? May at Mayo’s on Cinco de Mayo

(appropriate enough?) will have a Concours. The judges WILL

be looking ALLLL over each car checking out the dust bunnies

and cigarette butts (don’t laugh, these have been found in Mayo

cars – ask Ed, he’ll be thrilled to tell you all about it). Want to see

a beautifully kept and meticulously cleaned car? Check out Bob

Bianconi’s 997. The concours chair must be above reproach,

shouldn’t he! Wish mine was as clean.

Looking a little farther down the calendar is Parade. James

mentioned a little about it in his last Catch My Draft article.

Parade is several days of meeting up with old friends and cars,

competing for that list concours point or fraction of a second on

the autocross, and, of course, lots of eating. If you didn’t get registered

on March 6th you’ll be wishing you hadn’t dawdled.

OK~ do you have your Wish List made? Come to some

Maverick events. You’ll find that wishes do come true!

For those of you that watch the Anniversary section at the back

of the book and comment, “Gee, I didn’t know they’d been in the

club THAT long…” take notice that this Editor did not catch an ever

so minor goof of the Membership chairman last month. Joel reported

that Ed Mayo was a 30 year member (wow). We both have now

been thoroughly chastised and corrected that Ed is a FORTY (40)

year member (WOW). And yes, this is the same guy mentioned

with the cigarette butts above. When you come to May at Mayo’s do

give him appropriate congratulations on his longevity with PCA.


2007 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs


James Shoffit

H: 972-506-7449

C: 972-786-6246

James joined PCA in 97 and is active in Club

Racing, Drivers Ed, Autocross and Time Trial.

He instructs at DE, AX, and TT. Track Car is

a 78 911SC, and the search for a daily driver

Porsche is in progress. James is a co-owner

of a software development company in



Mark Gluck

C: 817-706-9061

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

charity projects.


Charlie Davis

H: 940-682-4719

Charlie joined PCA & MR in 1970,

having a 1969 911S. He's been Pres. V-Pres,

Zone Rep, & PCR Chair. He's currently the

914 Advocate and drives the Truxster to

AX/TT events. He has a 1972 911S and a

1973 914 2.0.


Bob Kuykendall

15801 Ranchita

Dallas, TX 75248

W: 214-535-9852

H: 972-385-9008

Bob has been a member of PCA since 2004

and is active in Autocrosses and Time Trials.

He is also an instructor for Driver’s Ed events

and drives a 1988 911 Carrera.

DE Co-Chair /

DE Co-Chief Instructor

John Sandusky

W - (817) 777-0421

AX, TT Chair, Chief Instructor

Bryan Bell

C - (214) 789-6895


Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis

H - (972) 722-2735

Managing Editor

Jan Mayo

H - (817) 595-4651

C - (817) 313-9406

Sponsorship & DE Co-Chair /

DE Co-Chief Instructor

Keith Olcha

W - (817) 706-7678

H - (817) 251-6865

AX/TT Timing & Scoring

Darron Shaffer

H - (972) 390-9709

C - (972) 898-3002


Club Race Co-Chair

Bill Miller

W - (972) 830-2676

Photo & Layout Editor

Matt Platts

C - (817) 919-1253

W - (817) 440-2090

DE Registrar

Michael Wingfield

H - (972) 491-2766

AX/TT Tech Inspection

Travis Howard

H - (972) 438-5388


Ed & Tracey Gross

(H) - (972) 491-2104

Content Edior

Wendy Shoffit

H - (972) 506-7449

C - (972) 977-9821

Safety, DE Tech Insp

Joe McGlohen

W - (817) 366-1678

H - (817) 861-2792

AX/TT Worker CoChair

Shelly Burbank

H - (817) 978-4899

Goodie Store

Christy Dominick

(H) - 817-909-0966

Event Ad Design

Mark Gluck

C - (817)706-9061

Club Race Registrar

Wendy Shoffit

H - (972) 506-7449

C - (972) 977-9821

AX/TT Worker CoChair

Mike Lockas

C - (972) 422-0264

Web Site

Denny Payne

Club Photographer

Kevin Hardison

H - (972) 401-3955

W - (972) 438-8344

Rally Chair

Teri Davis

H - (940) 682-4719

AX/TT Schools

Tom Snodgrass

H - (972) 939-7967

C - (972) 754-2064

Email List Moderator

Bob Benson

W - (817) 264-8357

H - (817) 457-8833


Fran Ussery

W - (972) 438-8344

H - (817) 481-8342

Swap Meets Chair

David Mock

H - (817) 795-4149

C - (817) 907-5413

AX/TT Schools

Kevin Hardison

H - (972) 401-3955

W - (972) 438-8344 ext. 154

Email List Moderator

Matt Platts

C - (817) 919-1253

W - (817) 440-2090


Lisa Steele

H - (214) 709-6418

Concours Chair

Bob Bianconi

C: (817) 932-4155

Sunday Drive Chair

Clint Blackman

H: (214) 696-8000

Mentor Program

Dennis Chamberlain

W - (972) 788-0871

Mailing & Technology

Andy Mears

H - (940) 321-8683

W - (214) 360-9221

Zone 5 Representative

Caren Cooper

C - (512) 698-2747


Past President

Rocky Johnson

H - (903) 356-6531

C - (972)816-1769

Please help us to keep growing!


Catch my Draft

by James Shoffit, the Maverick Region President

It was 1966, and my parents were living in

Cairo, Egypt. My dad was over there working

for an oil company, helping them determine

the best places to drill. Both my parents were 40

years old, and I was only months away from being

born. Fresh off the boat, they received a brand

new 66 VW beetle – a 1300cc engine, baby blue,

with a luggage rack on top. AM Radio. My mom

drove it every day through the narrow streets of Cairo. She would

pay street people a dime to park it for her. They didn’t need the

keys – she just left it out of gear and they pushed it around by manually

turning the wheels to get it nicely parked. Then December

came and it was time for me to make my grand entrance. The doctor

had told my mom I would need to be born caesarian, so she got

in that VW beetle and those 4 horizontally opposed cylinders

whisked her, and me along for the ride, to the hospital where I was

born later that day.

When I was about 6, my dad had added other VW’s to the

stable. He had always been a Chevy guy before my birth – I still

don’t know why he fell in love with the Volkswagens. So we were

driving across the country in our VW bus, when the engine blew.

A valve snapped right off. Luckily we were close to a cousin’s

house, where he brought the bus and its tired engine, and he and

my uncle replaced the engine themselves. I just watched in awe,

too young to do much more than retrieve tools.

By the time I was 10, that Beetle I was almost born in was

getting a bit long in the tooth. Something – I don’t remember

what now – went wrong and he decided it was time for an

upgrade. So we bought a new crate engine for it, and in my

grandmother’s garage, he and I put a brand new 1600cc engine

in it. I got to see all the parts separately, see how they interacted,

and got a much better understanding of how engines work.

For a birthday in that time frame, he bought me one of those

visible engine models – clear engine block so you can see how the

parts all move together. He taught me what everything was called

and how the motion of all the parts worked together. He taught

me, and showed me, so much.

When I was 16, my mom taught me how to drive in that

same Beetle. My parents agreed that I should learn to drive a stick

shift first. After I had finished my driver’s education class at

school, I needed a car to drive. So naturally, he gave me the keys

to the Beetle. I drove it for my entire high school career. I always

raced other kids from school on the drive to and from work. We

were careful, but I did bend a rim one time when I slid into a

curb. And I burnt up the clutch in short order. So my dad taught

me about clutches and flywheels and pressure plates as he and I

replaced the clutch. And about a year later we did the same thing

again. After that I learned how to make a clutch last a LITTLE bit


Whenever we would be driving together in the Beetle, he

would tell me that someday he was going to put a Porsche engine

in it. My father was not particularly well-educated (book-learnin’

at least), but he knew how to pronounce Porsche. And he always

thought that would be the best engine for our little Beetle. And

when a friend of mine at school got a 914, my dad and I were both


Years later, I bought my first 911 and my dad couldn’t wait to

ride in it. He loved every second of it. He always wanted one, but

for some reason never made it happen. I guess most people don’t

realize how affordable the older ones can be. And when I got the

second 911, the race car, he couldn’t wait till I got him strapped

into the racing harness (at age 75) and took him on some fun

runs. It was quite a thrill for him.

Last year, my dad at age 80, with two new high-tech knees,

was up on Jasmine’s trampoline, enjoying the view. And for his

80th birthday, he insisted on going to Six Flags with us so he could

ride the Titan. He taught me to live life to the fullest.

I was born with the sound of a flat boxer air-cooled engine

behind me. That sound has propelled me through my youth and

now into my 40s. And all because of my dad.

He passed away March 11th after a massive stroke. I sure

hope they have Porsches in heaven for him.


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Concours d’Elegance

by Bob Bianconi

Saturday, May 5 th

4-6 PM at May@Mayo’s

Register here:

It’s Cinco de Mayo! It’s May@Mayos and it’s our first-in-a-long-time Maverick Concours d’Elegance. A

Maverick Hat-trick! Time is running out for you to sign up and show your car. Go to our automated registration

website “” and look for the listing: May@Mayo’s Concours. Sign up now so we’ll know

you are showing your car. Remember this will be a lightly judged concours that will not look at the engine

compartment or undercarriage.

Concours Tips

Exterior: Interior: Storage Compartment:

Clean and shiny Freshly vacuumed & dusted Freshly vacuumed

Wheels clean Remove items not with vehicle when it was Extraneous items removed

delivered (maps, pretzels, gum wrappers)

Concours tips and tricks are available on the Maverick website; click on the “Events” tab and then “Concours.”

Judging guidelines are available on the website as well. Note that abbreviated judging guidelines (based on

those on the website) will be used this first go-around.

For more information, contact me at

or by cell at 817 932 4155


Maverick Minutes

by Charlie Davis

In Attendance: James Shoffit, Bob Kuykendall,

Michael Wingfield, Dennis Chamberlain, Bob

Bianconi, Jan Mayo, Tracey Gross, Lisa Steele,

Kevin Hardison, Teri Davis, Charlie Davis, Robyn

Howard, Travis Howard, and Wendy Shoffit.

James called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

He reported that Keith Olcha and John Sandusky

would share duties as temporary DE chair. He further said that

the Mother’s Day DE at Eagle Canyon was still pending but that

the track probably won’t be finished in time.

Dennis said that the Happy Hour at Go Fish had a small

turnout due to weather. The next Happy Hour will be at

Saltgrass. We discussed the possibility of having a Happy Hour

/driving event at the new kart track near La Grave field in Ft.

Worth. It seemed to be well liked, but we need more information

about group events. Before Dennis left (carrying a small cookie…James

wouldn’t let him have the big one), he and Bob K discussed

the audit. They will work out the details offline.

Bob K said we still have money, then went back to writing


Michael said that he had intended to discuss DE’s, but after

James’s report, there was nothing further to say. Except that the

recent DE made a little less than $3000. It was not full. He noted

that our DE events help pay for the Club Race.

Bob B said that the website concerning our new Concours

series has been started. He has not yet picked a date for the fall

event. He will do that later.

Jan is anxiously awaiting 2 articles regarding our Autocross

Schools from Lisa. We then had a lengthy discussion about who

planned the PorschePlatz, but I didn’t understand anything that

was said. [ed. Lanean Hughes had done most all the planning

for 2006 PorschePlatz with possibly some help from Shelly

Burbank and Bryan Henderson. Our Zone Rep Caren Cooper

will do the planning for 2007. If anyone is wanting to help please

contact Caren.]

Tracey reminded us that the Wine Tasting at Premiere Wines

in Plano was only a few days away. She has only four openings

left at this juncture. The next social event will be our annual May

at Mayo’s on May 5th (note that this is Cinco De Mayo!). Finally

she corrected the February Minutes, which had reported that

founders day would be at Austin Ranch…this was incorrect

reporting by your secretary. Oops… We discussed the pros and

cons of several Father’s Day venues.

Lisa reported that she had gotten phone calls for several

unclassified ads. We decided this was due to her name and telephone

number being displayed prominently on page 28 (the font

size was large enough that members could read it, in contrast to

the tiny size of the correct information at the top of the page).

Jan said she can fix that…and would. Lisa gave an accounting

of the attendance at our recent Autocross and TimeTrial

schools: Ladies & Teens = 17, AX 101 = 24, AX 102 = 24, and

TT 103 = 14.

Kevin announced that he has lots of old Slipstreams (from

the past 9 years). He no longer has room to keep them and

inquired if anybody had a place? They are in 8 standard-size

moving boxes. Anybody?

Teri reported that the Rally on Sunday, March 11th, is

planned. She needs to make one more trip to finish all the details.

She suggested there be a where she could

receive rally oriented e-mails. She also needs to be set up so that rally entrants can pay


Charlie asked Jan to let him know which of the pictures (that

he posted on his web site) taken at the AX schools she wanted for


Robyn said she liked Jan’s blue hair thingie (you had to be at

the first autocross school to understand).

Travis suggested that our DE price should be set at $199

(there had been a brief discussion of what price point would get

the most customers). He sort of volunteered to be the AX/TT

safety inspection guy. He got a lot of encouragement. YES…a

volunteer! Go, Travis!

Wendy reported that the Club Race registration was open now.

James adjourned the meeting at 8:10 PM and grabbed that

last (BIG) cookie.




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Ladies/Teens/AX102 Schools

by Denise Sanchez

Notes from the newbie... Wow! Man, that was a blast! Better

than...hmmm (ice cream?)! Can't we go around again?! Cold?

Didn't feel it - too much adrenalin, too much concentration! Can't

wait till next time! What more can I say?

The ever infectiously enthusiastic Lisa Steele has twisted my

arm to provide some observations of a newcomer to the

Autocross schools: Ladies and Teens AX School (held at

Pennington Field) and AX 102 (at Mineral Wells). I admit that after

wanting to take these classes for so many years, the level of nightbefore

excitement was great enough to keep me from sleeping

much. With so much anticipation, I suppose there could be a danger

of the experience not living up to the dream. No such case. The

classes more than delivered. To other new members: This is a great

group of diverse individuals with a common passion; it's wellplanned;

and it's seriously fun. You've got to try it. And here's what

you can expect.

In my eagerness, I arrived too early the first day, but this provided

an opportunity to meet people.

Second only to their warm welcome was the clear sense of

organization. While the student set-up unfolded (sign-in, name

tags, donuts and coffee, car numbers and parking spots, empty

the car, tech inspections, meet your instructor), the AX volunteers

were busy setting cones out to mark the morning exercises. After

spending years in organizations where four people seem to do all

the work, it's great to see the number of members who are

involved, and how smoothly everything came together. A quick

general meeting and introduction by Bryan Bell and Tom

Snodgrass, then instructions to students and instructors, and we

were off to the good part - squeals and smoke on the braking

exercise; flying cones on the skid pad; and swinging rear ends on

the slaloms.

A note about tech inspections: The new procedure is to perform

these the morning of the event during sign-in, rather than

having it done during the week prior; which means drivers need

to be sure everything's in order before arriving, or not drive that

day. Take advantage of this chance to ask questions. I received

numerous suggestions for improvements, and even though

everything passed, some things could be tweaked.

I'm sure all the Maverick instructors are excellent, but Shelly

Burbank's excitement and clear direction (“Gas! Gas! Gas!”) were

fantastic. Making it 2 for 2 in top-notch instruction was Eric Erz,

who patiently explained the physics of why things work the way

they do on the course, at the second class. Mornings were spent

with instructors driving the exercises first, then students taking

half a dozen runs at each.

After a quick lunch provided by the club (brilliant way to

keep people from leaving and showing up late for the afternoon),

the volunteers set up the AX course and timing lights, and we

walked it with our instructors. Yes, it all sounded so logical, as

Shelly and Eric pointed out the best line to follow, when to brake,

when to hit the gas, and where to look. Driving the course while

attempting to apply all the skills we'd practiced in the morning

was a different matter, but the whole point was to improve with

each run, and we did.

The classes were divided into two groups, one to take several

runs on the course while the other learned to work corners,

with a switch half-way through. Actually, working the corners is

just as instructive as driving. Besides chasing flying cones and

radioing in hit cones and DNFs, this is the opportunity to analyze

how other drivers are running the course, what works, and

what doesn't.

Thanks go to everyone who works on a committee or volunteers

for a day, for their professionalism and dedication to

making these events enjoyable and educational. Can't think of

a better way to go home exhausted and exhilarated.

See you at TMS!

A hooded mystery instructor gives Lisa Savage some early morning tips

Shelly burbank pointing the way for Denise Sanchez


A View From the Outside

by Lisa Savage

When we first pulled into the Pennington parking lot the

morning of the Ladies school and saw all those beautiful,

little European cars, my first thought was, “Oh my gosh,

am I going to stick out in this crowd!” I wondered how I’d be

accepted in my big, old, brown 1979 Corvette…….I had nothing to

worry about.

Wendy had already been a dear; answering ALL my emails

before the event. Then there was Lisa and Andrea – what a great

welcoming committee! Tom got all the students comfortable

with the day’s agenda. And lucky me! Bryan was my instructor

the first day. Joel followed the next day at Autocross 101 and then

Gabby two weeks later at the Autocross 102 and Time Trial 103


I was SO impressed by the level of professionalism, skill and

patience shown by all of the instructors…..especially mine! I’m

not easy to teach and I know I tried all of their patience throughout

the day……but each of them stayed with me and didn’t give

up on me. And now I am COMPLETELY hooked on AutoX and

Time Trial!

A few of the things each of my instructors taught me in these

four days of schools included:

1 - Be smooth to be fast.

I learned the hard way that at higher speeds, my ‘vette (and

probably just about any car) doesn’t like to be jerked around. I

went on more than one quick 360º tour of the course before I

put it all together that high speed plus jerking the wheel equals a

very noisy, embarrassing spin or just as embarrassing but somewhat

impressive slide. In relation to that, in the slalom, there

shouldn’t be any pauses. Just a smooth flow of the wheel as you

move left and right.

If you are pausing, you can go faster through that slalom.

2 - When getting around a circle or sweeping turn, get your

hands/wheel set to get around it and use the gas to get closer to

the cones or to move out away from them. There may be some

wheel movement, but a lot can be done by coming “off the gas”

or “on the gas” just a little bit.

3 - NO COASTING! You’re either on the gas or on the

brakes. You do NOT coast in AutoX!

4 - RELAX and breath! Before your run, take a few deep

breaths, wiggle your fingers, sit back in your seat, close your eyes

and RELAX!

During your run, remind yourself to take a breath every now

and then.

5 - The one most important thing I learned and practiced at

all four schools was to left-foot brake. It takes some getting used

to in an automatic, but I see where this will be an advantage as my

skill-level increases.

6 - HAVE FUN! There’s nothing to compare to the rush

you’re going to feel at the end of a good run.

I have enjoyed my brief time with the Porsche Club

immensely. These folks like to welcome and encourage “newbies”

to the auto sports world and make everyone feel right at home.

Gals don’t need to be intimidated by this so-called “man’s

sport”… as I have witnessed numerous female drivers that are

excelling in this arena. This is FUN and I have enjoyed my time

behind the wheel each and every time I am out on the course.

Mike Lockas shows Dalia Elzeny the line on paper,

then she execucutes the maneuver in the car

Mitch Williams has the rapt attention of his two students



Thank you to all the helpers of all sizes. Without the cone pickeruppers,

corner watchers, registrars, and instructors these schools

would not happen.

[ed. A big thank you to Charlie Davis for all the school photographs,

including the one of me with my blue hair which will never be seen

in print.]

Lisa Steele

Bob Kuykendall

Chairman, Tom Snodgrass

Andrea Bell

Conner Bell

Bryan Bell

Mark Steele

Ed Gross

Jan Mayo


Tales from a First Timer

by Trish Moncus

On a cool Sunday in March at the young age of 47, I was able

to experience a first- my first ever driving school event! My

husband Les, who has been involved with Porsches forever,

as a driver, club member, instructor, official and all around

aficionado, felt it was time that I learned what my 06 Cayenne S

could do, in a safe and controlled environment and with

instructions from someone I wasn’t married to. So he signed me up

for Time Trial School 103 and I was ready to try this.

We headed out to Mineral Wells on Saturday, so I could have

a peek at the track and get an idea what a school was like. My first

thought was- Ohmigosh, I’m supposed to drive my Cayenne,

which looked like a Winnebago next to all these sports cars,

around all of these cones without hitting them and try not to

embarrass the Moncus family name- what have I gotten myself in

to! By day, I am an executive at Citigroup and pride myself that

I can usually adapt to most situations, but I was way out of my

element here. At Saturday nights’ dinner, I had nothing to add to

the conversation as I realized I’m basically car illiterate and even

the women could talk cars!!

But things improved on Sunday as I was saved in the form of

my instructor, Bryan Bell. Bryan had ‘volunteered’ to take the

Cayenne S as he is a Touraeg driver and very comfortable driving

the RV, albeit at much faster speeds. So, after a pretty tentative

morning and minimal cone damage, we headed into the

afternoon of actual time trials and I was nervous. With each lap,

I gained more confidence, I stopped pointing at my apex (again,

thanks to Bryan), I braked faster, I accelerated quicker- basically,

I was pumped and it was cool. At the conclusion of the day, I had

achieved my goals; I improved times with each subsequent try,

starting at a 101, and ending with an 86, with only 1 DNF. I

hadn’t brought shame to the Moncus name and I realized

underneath all the SUV-ness of my car beat the heart of a

Porsche. It was also helpful that I was surrounded by some of the

nicest people, giving me encouragement, sharing their experiences

and not making me feel like I was completely illiterate along

with a fabulous instructor who knows how to make you take it to

the edge you are comfortable with. So I will be back, but next

time it will be in the husband’s new Cayman S……

Trish enjoyed maneuvering her “winnebago-ish” Cayenne S

Jonathan Lin’s beautiful Cayman S

Adam Ussery in a 1973 914 is at home on the course...

... as Edward Romero in his 2006 911 Carrera S


Trivia Contest


It’s Easy To Play:

Enter online at or email

answers to: Thanks to

Bob Kuykendall for putting this together!

Rules: 1 Point per each correct answer. 1 entry per

member. Drawing to tie break. Deadline 4/30/07.

Congratulations to our February winner,

Chuck Stafford

Honorable mention to: Cyril Reif and Mark Hanna

Feb. Answers: 1) d 2) d 3) b 4) c 5) d

April prize:

$25 gift certificate to:

1. Our own Maverick member, Ed Mayo, had which earlier

claim to fame? a. National President of BMW North

America; b. Owned a Porsche dealership; c. Competed in the

last Cannonball Baker sea-to-shining-sea cross country race;

d. Knew Ferry Porsche personally

2. The color of Bryan Bell’s 996 is: a. Black; b. Silver; c. Red;

d. Ocean Blue

3. The standard PPF (Predicted Performance Factor) rating

for a 1984 Porsche 944 without performance enhancements

is 0.84 and places the car in AX/TT Class: a. 2; b. 3; c. 4;

d. 5

4. This is a picture of a:

a. Porsche Type 908;

b. Porsche Type 917;

c. Audi R10 Le Mans


d. Volkswagen Beetle kit


5. The tread wear rating for Toyo RA-1 DOT-certified tires

is: a. 50; b. 280; c. 150; d.100

Zim’s Autotechnik


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FAX 972-721-1847

2007 Calendars



Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Dallas, TX 75209 . 214.525.5400

Mockingbird and Inwood)

This full color 17”x22” twelve month calendar features

many of the Porsches from the Maverick 2006

Autocross and Time Trial seasons!

They’re done and ready for sale through the Maverick Goodie Store.

Thanks to everyone who purchased calendars at Founder’s Day!

I can’t wait to start working on next year’s versions!

Hats • Shirts • Banners • Posters

Calendars • Track Photography

Car Numbers • Digital Photo Editing

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Irving, Texas • (972) 849-8512





(817) 332-6547

(817) 332-6548 FAX

We are now building and taking orders for Porsche 924/944's for SCCA, PCA and NASA racing for

the 2007 season.

With the addition of the PCA 944-SPEC (SP1-SP3) series, there is now a greater than ever venue

to economically race these cars. In SCCA, you can have a GT2, GT3, EP, or ITA racer. With PCA,

you can pick from a number of classes, dependent upon your car.

Cars are built from mild to wild, depending upon what class you plan to enter and to what level

you want to participate.

Our experience building and racing Porsches goes back to our 911's in the mid and late 70's,

924's and 944's in the 80's in SCCA, IMSA GTU and Firehawk, PCA in the late and early 80's/90's,

and Speedvision GT, Rolex GT and GT in 2000 up. In addition to the Porsches, we have had a

hand in building five AUDI S4's for the Grand AM Cup, and a couple of AUDI TT's for SCCA.

We can build on our inventory of chassis's, or take yours and develop it into the race car you want.

Get ready for the 2007 season NOW!! We plan to attend and support as many race events for

2007 as our racing schedule will allow.

Don Istook and B.J. Jones

Owners: Bill Bernick & Rick Jordan

28 Years Experience Porsche Trained


• Track Set-up

• Exhaust Upgrades

• Performance Alignments

• Suspension Modifications

• Performance Maintenance

Maintenance & Repair

• Professionals

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San Antonio Fiesta Challenge

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Join the Longhorn Region

San Antonio Fiesta Challenge





Phone#____________________________ e-mail ______________________________________


Year & Model of Porsche entered ___________________________________________________

Event # Entered Cost

Tech/Trivia Quiz ___________________ $5.00 per Person

Friday, April 27 th


Friesenhaus Restaurant

New Braunfels, Texas

Concours ___________________ $10.00 per Car

Saturday, April 28 th Display Only $5.00

Fair Oaks Country Club

Set Up: 7:30 AM

Judging: 9:30AM

Luncheon ___________________ $17.50 per Person

Fair Oaks CC


Wine Tour ___________________ $5.00 per Car

Saturday April 28 th


Starts from Fair Oaks CC

Awards Banquet ___________________ $15.00 per Person

Vistro Restaurant

Boerne, Texas

Mark each event you plan to enter, total the costs and send

Your registration and check to Jim Basey 1212 Pinnacle Pkwy

New Braunfels, Texas 78132

Make checks payable to “Longhorn Region PCA”





972-867-7467 (972-TOP-SHOP)

Official Texas Distributor/Install house for

G.I.A.C. Porsche Software:

Featuring GIACʼs Hammer Program. Flash-loaded Performance software installed

through the OBD port directly into the carʼs ECU. The Flashloader TM Software

Switcher allows switching between as many as five GIAC-Tuned programs. No more

sending out your ECU and waiting for it to return to have some fun, no more messy

chip soldering or ECU swaps. Itʼs simple plug and play with programs including 91-

octane performance or 100-octane performance, as well as Valet and Anti-Theft

and back to Stock settings.

“European Car” magazine (March issue) tested a GT2 with GIACʼs 91-octane software,

stock engine, free flowing air filter, free flowing exhaust and a diverter valve

which obtained a Whopping 600 bhp and a Thundering 630 bhp on the 100-octane

performance software. 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds and high 10ʼs in the 1/4 mile.

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Software available for :

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For 23 years, Autoscope has been dedicated to catering European Car owners of the Dallas

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Autoscope understands the meticulous care and pampering you give your Porsche, from the routine maintenance

services to perfomance add-ons, we have the latest in diagnostic tools by Porsche and Bosch to troubleshoot

and maintain it’s integrity.

No other independent facility in Plano can match our combined expertise and training.




Happy Hour at Go Fish

by Dennis Chamberlain

This was the evening that the weathermen warned would be

the coldest and windiest of the year, and for once, they were

right. It was brutal! Go Fish was almost empty, except for

18 brave Mavericks who ventured out into the cold and into the

restaurant’s warmth. Whenever the front door would open, we’d

feel the frigid cold all the way back in the depths of the bar.

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Still, there was something

warm and cozy

about our little group

gathered around the bar,

which held us together like

a glowing, crackling,

amber fireplace. There

were no new members on

this particular evening,

but there was something

about our small, intimate

group of regulars that I’ll

Tinker Edwards

remember for years.

One of many examples was Tinker Edwards, who gave Mark

Gluck, Cathy Walther and I a great history of the Maverick Club.

In the process we learned, among other things, that Charlie Davis

was the President who is responsible for the Happy Hours and

the Mentor Chair, which Tinker initiated. Thanks, Charlie. I didn’t

know that, or I would have thanked you before.

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Bob Lewis

Clara Lewis

Photos by Dennis Chamberlain

Photos by Dennis Chamberlain

Doug & Melinda Molny

For our April 19th happy hour, we return to Mac’s Steaks and

Seafood in Colleyville, which was a tremendous hit last summer.

You’ll find it on the west side of Highway 121, just South of the

Railhead Smokehouse, and right next to Rio Mambo. Hope to

see you there!




New Wheels

by Joel Nannis

Cardy, Douglas

Plano TX 75023

2000 996

Griffin, Michael

Dallas TX 75252

1988 911

Harkey, Edward

Dallas TX 75208

1981 911 SC

Keith, Gerald (Laura)

Fort Worth TX 76123

2004 986

Lincoln, James

(Karen True)

Dallas TX 75214

2006 Cayman

Palmer, Jim (Alyson


Arlington, TX 76012

2006 987

Scott, David (Tina)

Aledo, TX 76008

1986 944T

Szucs, Viktor (Amy)

Dallas, TX 75287

2006 Cayenne

Tate, James (Dolores)

Mansfield, TX 76063

2002 986

Thomson, Sheldon

Arlington, TX 76016

1986 944T

Wenninger, Jeremy

Dallas TX 75298

1986 944 T

Wiggins, Jeffrey (Lisa)

Plano TX 75093

2001 996

Bullock, Marc

Dallas TX 75275

Transfer from Cimarron

Courtney, Tom (Sylvia)

Dallas, TX 75219

1995 911

1986 911

Transfer from Northeast

Herrmann, Jeff

(Tannia Dobbins)

Florence, TX 76527

1966 912, 2003 986

Transfer from Hill Country

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call

Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600

Peters, Edward

Irving TX 75038

2004 996

Transfer from Potomac

Welcome, New Members!

You have just joined one of the best and most active PCA

Regions in the country! Some clubs focus solely on social

events, while others focus on just show and shine concours

events. Maverick Region is a club that focuses on providing our

members with the tools necessary to have the ultimate in driving


You will notice that our region has many Time Trials,

Autocrosses, and Drivers’ Education (DE) events (in addition to

a yearly Club Race). This has been the spirit of the region for

quite some time. We have some of the finest instructors in the

country. Make sure you take full advantage of the driving experiences

we have to offer.

Racing is not ALL we focus on, though. If racing doesn’t

suit you, we have monthly happy hours, three monthly lunch

gatherings, regular dinner socials, frequent driving tours on

some fabulous roads in and around Texas, driving rallies (fun

for the whole family), and regular opportunities to support

our perpetual charity, the Hope Shelter.

If we don’t have what you’re looking for, just ask us... we

might just add something extra to the calendar.

Please also feel free to share article ideas (and submissions)to

We’d love to hear from you!


5 Years

Repnicki, Edward


Burbank, Shelly (Trish Christensen) Arlington

Jarvis, Kenneth (Andrea)


Rankin, Michael

Fort Worth

Crysdale, James (Linda)


10 Years

Willard, J Steven (Barbara Hoffman) Dallas

Eddleman, Mickey L (Lou Ann) Arlington

Harrigan, Tom (Jan)


Hyatt, Dorothy I (John)


Noe, Don (Kathleen)


15 Years

Amond, Carl (Chris)

Gardner, Robert (Sarah)

20 Years

Foster, Steven B. (Beth)

Butts, Dan (Tom Stephens)





40 Years

Ed Mayo

Fort Worth

[ed. With most humble apologies, I misprinted Ed’s

anniversary last month as 30 years. He really is a 40 year

member! wow]



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