• Sunday Drive
• May at Mayo’s
• Concours d’Elegance
• 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
Calendar of Events..........................................................1
Time Trial #2 ..................................................................2
Sunday Drive ..................................................................2
Happy Hour at Mac’s ....................................................3
Maverick Lunches ..........................................................3
Board Meeting ................................................................5
May at Mayo’s..................................................................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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Ron J. Gaubert
ZONE 5 REP
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 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 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
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.
Dallas, TX 75248
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.
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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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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org where she could
receive rally oriented e-mails. She also needs
ClubRegistration.net 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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It’s a program designed specifically for all skill levels. We provide the education you’re seeking. You
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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
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
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
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
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
During your run, remind yourself to take a breath every now
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
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
Chairman, Tom Snodgrass
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
It’s Easy To Play:
Enter online at http://mav.pca.org or email
answers to: Trivia@mavpca.org. 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,
Honorable mention to: Cyril Reif and Mark Hanna
Feb. Answers: 1) d 2) d 3) b 4) c 5) d
$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;
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
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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
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
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
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by Joel Nannis
Plano TX 75023
Dallas TX 75252
Dallas TX 75208
1981 911 SC
Keith, Gerald (Laura)
Fort Worth TX 76123
Dallas TX 75214
Palmer, Jim (Alyson
Arlington, TX 76012
Scott, David (Tina)
Aledo, TX 76008
Szucs, Viktor (Amy)
Dallas, TX 75287
Tate, James (Dolores)
Mansfield, TX 76063
Arlington, TX 76016
Dallas TX 75298
1986 944 T
Wiggins, Jeffrey (Lisa)
Plano TX 75093
Dallas TX 75275
Transfer from Cimarron
Courtney, Tom (Sylvia)
Dallas, TX 75219
Transfer from Northeast
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
Irving TX 75038
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!
Burbank, Shelly (Trish Christensen) Arlington
Jarvis, Kenneth (Andrea)
Crysdale, James (Linda)
Willard, J Steven (Barbara Hoffman) Dallas
Eddleman, Mickey L (Lou Ann) Arlington
Harrigan, Tom (Jan)
Hyatt, Dorothy I (John)
Noe, Don (Kathleen)
Amond, Carl (Chris)
Gardner, Robert (Sarah)
Foster, Steven B. (Beth)
Butts, Dan (Tom Stephens)
[ed. With most humble apologies, I misprinted Ed’s
anniversary last month as 30 years. He really is a 40 year
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