• Father’s Day Picnic
• Sunday Drive
• Rally School
• Wild Wildflowers
• May at Mayo’s
September June 2007 2008 - - Published by by the 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
Volume 46 September 2008, Issue 9
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Calendar of Events................................1
Time Trials #5 & #6..............................2
Sept Sunday Drive at MSR...................3
Oct Sunday Drive to Commerce...........5
September Drivers’ Education...............7
October Drivers’ Education.................12
Return to RoundUp.............................21
Happy Hour at Reata’s........................24
Past Event Recaps
Lost in a Rally.....................................11
Happy Hour at Southlake Tavern........24
Anyone Can Drive, Part II...................10
By the Numbers...................................13
996 Water Cooling...............................18
Post Office Report...............................27
3 Board Meeting
9 Lewisville Lunch
14 Autocross - BISD
18 Happy Hour - Reata’s
20-21 Drivers’ Education - MSR
21 Sunday Drive at MSR
27 Time Trial #5 - MW
28 Time Trial #6 - MW
5 Board Meeting
8-9 Drivers’ Education - EC
11 Lewisville Lunch
15 Founders Day Banquet
20 Happy Hour
22-23 Round-Up Resurrection
BISD - Birdville Ind School District, NH
DE - Drivers’ Education Event
EC - Eagle’s Canyon, Slidell
MW- Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells
MSR- Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson
RS - Ranger Stadium, Arlington
TMS- Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth
Penn- Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford
1 Board Meeting
11 Swap Meet at Zims
14 Lewisville Lunch
16 Happy Hour
19 Sunday Drive to Commerce
25-26 Drivers’ Education - MSR
3 Board Meeting
9 Lewisville Lunch
13 Holiday Party
14 Sunday Drive, Christmas Lights
18 Happy Hour
Charlie Davis, Bob Lewis
Cover Photo by Bill Stafford
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2008 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
C - (512) 698-2747
by Jan Mayo, Managing Editor
Today’s thought is about details
and possibly overdoing a cliché or
two or three. Everyone’s heard,
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That goes
for last month’s Slipstream. How many of
you noticed it says July on the cover? (btw,
last month was August) So now that one
has become a “collector’s item” that I know
you all will savor as one of the unique pieces of Maverick
history that it is. Another little goof in Slipstream has been
the heading on the Maverick Region Board - Officers &
Chairs. That detail has been wrong for eight months and if
anyone noticed they sure didn’t speak up. See if you can
tell what it is.
In the spring 2009 we will be issuing
a Maverick Region Directory
of names, addresses and phone numbers
of our members. If you do NOT
want to be listed please notify the
President, Editor or Membership Chair
as listed on the following page.
The directory will be mailed only
to members requesting one.
Some of you may be wondering why the scores and
other fun stuff about the June double Time Trial have not
been published. It seems the written score sheets have been
misplaced and without that information there is no way to
tell which of the computer times are valid. A little detail,
but an oh so important one.
In this issue is an article by Michael Wingfield that I
have reprinted, in part, from Club Racing News. It’s about
car numbers on race cars. I have snipped out the pieces that
refer specifically to Club Racing as the rest of the information
is excellent for DE drivers as well as autocrossers and
time trial drivers. “If you can’t read the program you don’t
know who the players are.” [well, it’s something like that]
People in timing and control as well as corner workers must
be able to accurately identify a car in order to know who is
inside and what is to be done to or about them.
The thing is, if you don’t open the book, or you can’t
read the car number, or you can’t find that piece of paper,
you might very well miss out on something very important.
So look closely, what you find may be fun, it may be informative
or important, or it may be something necessary to
know to avert a life threatening incident.
Yeah, “The devil’s in the details!”
2009 Nominating Committee
Travis Howard - 214-616-6152 C
Wendy Shoffit - 972-506-7449 H
Jan Mayo - 817-313-9406 C
James joined PCA in 97 and is active in
Club Racing, Drivers Education, Autocross
and Time Trial. He instructs at DE,
AX, & TT.The track car is a 78 911SC.
James is a co-owner of a software development
company in Lewisville.
AX Chair Clay Perrine
TT Chair Travis Howard
AX/TT Registrar Andrea Bell
AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis
AX/TT Schools Bryan Bell
& Lisa Steele
AX/TT Tech Insp Jeff Herrmann
AX/TT Timing Darron Shaffer
AX/TT Workers Mike Lockas
Club Race Chair Joel Nannis
Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit
Concours Jack Griffin
DE Chair Colin Graidage
DE Chief Dvg Instr. John Sandusky
& Keith Olcha
DE Registrar Joel Nannis
DE Safety Bob Benson
Email List Modr. Bob Benson
& Matt Platts
Goodie Store C. Dominick
Happy Hours Monda Hanna,
& Mentors Mike Lockas
& Bob Lewis
Membership Joel Nannis
Past President Rocky Johnson
Advertising Lisa Steele
Editor Jan Mayo
Event Ad Design Mark Gluck
Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears
Printing Fran Ussery
Staff Wendy Shoffit, Matt Platts,
Andy Mears, Mike Kuhn,
Richard Bradley, Tannia Dobbins
Zone 5 Rep.
Ed & Tracey
Mark drives a Boxster S and has been
a Maverick member since 1999. He
is active with Drivers Education and
Social events, as well as with many
Hope Shelter charity projects.
Charlie joined PCA & MR in 1970,
having a 1969 911S. He’s been Pres.VP,
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.
Jack Griffin &
Ed & Tracey Gross
Please help us to keep growing!
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
Drivers Education events and drives a
1988 911 Carrera.
Catch My Draft
by James Shoffit, President
It’s good to be back. Wendy and I took
a much-needed vacation in July. Since
she was a young girl she has always
wanted to go to Paris. The one in France. The
one with an Eiffel Tower that does not have
a cowboy hat on top of it. And for the past
few years all our vacations have either had to
do with my work (I can write off my portion
of the trip since I am there on business), with PCA (Parades
and other regional activities), or family. Wendy had a lot of
anticipation for our upcoming trip – she was having recurring
nightmares about missing the flight for one reason or another
(forgotten passports, missed connections, etc). But the
stars finally aligned, and we bought the tickets in April, spent
months developing the itinerary, and executed the plan.
We arrived on July 19th, stayed in a 100 year old hotel
(well maintained, and much larger room than we expected),
and started our adventure. We saw the Arc de Triomphe
(climbed all 288 stairs to the top), Notre Dame (no hunchback
spotted, but we did see some really amazing artifacts),
Sainte-Chapelle (most amazing stained glass in the world),
Ile St. Louis, the Eiffel Tower (our cheapest meal in Paris
was at midpoint on the tower!), the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries,
Jardin du Luxembourg, and a few thousand other things.
We were in the room about 6 hours per day – all sleeping – it
seemed. We got to see TWO other Statues of Liberty – the first
one was a small model and the other, the larger, more famous
one, was on Granelle Island facing her even larger big sister
in New York.
We ate crêpes every day, and if we missed a day, we ate
more the next day. But despite all that, we were VERY glad to
return home to the land of ice in drinks, where not every food
has Ham and Eggs in it, and you can afford dinner without taking
out a mortgage on the Porsche. So it is good to be back.
This past Sunday was our hot autocross at the Ballpark in
Arlington. Clay managed to wrangle us a rental of their parking
lot, and we made the most of it. You may remember that I
blew up the engine and transmission of the track car last November,
and therefore it had been nearly a year since Wendy
or I had driven a well-prepared car with spirit and enthusiasm.
The car has been ready for a few weeks now, and we couldn’t
wait for the next autocross. It was so nice to be back at the
wheel, even if we didn’t do quite as well as we would have
liked. It was good to be back!
Check the calendar for upcoming events – we have fun
stuff for track rats, Sunday drivers and people who just want to
socialize. So come on out and join the fun! See you soon!
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Father’s Day Picnic
by Tracey Gross
Back in the spring, we were sitting at a board me
Photos by Charlie Davis
Tracey gives Mommy Bonnie a break
with new Maverick Miss Addison
Hostess Nicki Bray likes
water balloon volleyball
as much as the kids
Water balloon volleyball
by Charlie Davis, Secretary
Maverick Region Board Meeting
on August 6th 2008…
In attendance: Teri Davis,
Charlie Davis, Clint Blackman, James Shoffit,
Mark Gluck, Bob Lewis, Wendy Shoffit, Jan
Mayo, Lisa Steele, Travis Howard, Robyn
Howard, Bob Kuykendall, Tracey Gross,
Richard Segui, and Richard Bradley.
James called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
James said he was investigating whether ICAL can be
used successfully with Microsoft Outlook…it’s supposed
to and he’s working on it. It will give Windows users
somewhat the same automatic calendar functions as the
Mac users have enjoyed for years.
Clint said we have Sunday Drives…or at least we will
Teri said her August 23 “Loopy” rally was almost
complete. It will end at Braums for ice cream…seemed
appropriate for the summer.
Charlie said Richard Diller wants help getting the
sweeping machine at the Mineral Ring operating. Wendy
offered to get him the name of the BMW club member who
“owns” the sweeper. Richard has volunteered to sweep the
track on Friday night prior to our TTs. Charlie admitted he
was a failure at doing TT scoring. He has not been able
to find the manual logs for Time Trial #3 and #4. Without
these logs it will be impossible to determine which runs
were the official runs.
Travis has two more time trials coming up this year. He
then switched hats and said that the Nominating Committee
was leaning toward re-nominating the existing officers. After
the laughter died down, we squashed that idea! He went to
Plan B. He still plans to schedule a debriefing meeting for
Time Trials #3/#4.
Robyn announced that we have a calendar (as she madly
took notes about changes/additions).
Richard Segui was visiting us again and admitted that
he needed driving instruction. It became clear to him when
he had a spin at the recent DE event. We told him to come
to the autocross on Sunday… we also have instruction available
at our autocrosses and it’s a little slower speed.
Lisa said we have 27 advertisers and she has sent out 27
invoices to them.
Jan announced that the editor is getting tired and
error prone. For example, the August Slipstream cover says
“July!” Richard B, Jan’s Slipstream assistant, said he was
just observing (everything except the front covers).
Tracey said again that the Father’s Day Picnic was a
good event. She is planning more recognition for members
at the Founders Day banquet, which will be a casino night.
She plans to not have a DJ. Roundup will be the weekend of
November 22. Linda Bambina and Angie Gaines are heading
up this activity.
Bob K said we have money, as he waived the $130 he
got from Teri in the air. He said he has paid for Pennington
Field and the Mineral Ring and has also written a check to
the Hope House for $1390 which Bob Lewis delivered.
Bob L announced that Clara is doing well, after throat
surgery…but she’s mute for a month. He said the Southlake
Happy Hour event went well, however the Southlake Tavern
filed for Chapter 11 and closed the day after our Happy Hour
was held there! We literally “closed the place.” The Happy
Hour this month will be in Frisco. Then in September we
are going to Reata in downtown Fort Worth. It’s going to be
a bit expensive, but they have free valet parking after 5:00
PM. But he doesn’t know what they do with the cars while
we’re having dinner!
Mark said he had a fresh list of ads to create and would
get started. He said he was current on insurance certificate
Clay said the Autocross at Lot F of the Ballpark in
Arlington on Sunday would start at 7:30 AM. We decided
that due to noise concerns by this City of Arlington, we
would exclude un-muffled cars for this event and run the
loud, muffled cars in the second group. The problem is the
proximity of the Sheraton hotel. Clay wanted the Swap
Meet advertisement to be sent to Zone 5 Regions. Clay also
said a volunteer had already designed the next Autocross,
which will be back at Birdville stadium.
Wendy, working with Linda on planning for Roundup,
wondered if a 2 ½ day event (as is traditional) is the best
format? We decided it was.
Clint, changing hats, said he was going to attend
Boxtoberfest in Fredericksburg. He said any car, not just
Boxsters, can attend. Wendy decided to attend, in Jan’s car.
All the news that’s fit to print!
James adjourned at 8:12 PM.
Anyone Can Drive Part II
By Bryan Bell
Editor’s Note: Bryan’s Top 10 Puzzle Pieces is continued
from last month ...
Anyone can drive fast, right? You just jam the gas
down and turn the wheel when needed! It is not
that easy as it turns out. It is like a never ending
puzzle of different pieces that once you fit one in there is
another that needs worked on. That is the very reason I am
forever hooked on driving. You can never do it right, perfect
Marilynn Moseley looking for
that “perfect lap”
1. Have Vision
2. Be Smooth
4. Brake Hard
5. Push on the Gas
6. Use the Whole Track
7. Be Ready with the Gas
8. Grip with the Ground
9. Don’t Look Back
10. Put them All Together
Easy right? Now, let’s
talk about 6 through 10!
6. Use the whole
track – Almost touch the
turn in and almost touch
the track out. Don’t leave
an inch for the next driver
to get that you didn’t.
7. Be ready with the
gas – This is important!
I think the long list
of great Maverick drivers
would also tell you there is
no such thing as a prefect
lap. I have learned the best
thing to do is keep things
simple and only work on
one or two of them at a
time. Here are my top ten
puzzles pieces to work on:
Adam Ussery thinking about his
last run and using the whole track
Get your braking & shifting done, clutch out and foot over
the gas pedal before you turn in to a corner. Trail braking
(dragging the brake into a corner to get the rear to slip around
until the front is pointed the direction you want) is for the
unskilled to overheat the rear tires or the very skilled to use
rarely & wisely.
Photos by Charlie Davis
Here are the three ways “being ready with the gas” can
a. You do it just right - You drive into the corner covering
the gas, looking ahead, smooth and confident with good
b. You are done early – You have to wait a second or
two and then drive into the corner covering the gas, looking
ahead, smooth and confident with good grip.
c. You do it late – Your right foot is on the brake pedal,
left is on the clutch, your eyes are on the cone your about to
hit. Then sweat runs down your face as you slide nervously
sideways into a corner slower than the person in either a or
As you can see it is
always better to be early on
the brakes than late.
8. Grip with the ground
– This is the big trick to going
fast. If you are slipping,
sliding, spinning wheels or
locking up brakes you may
be having a lot of fun, but hmm ... an example of how not
your lap time is paying for to “grip with the ground”
your fun! Drifting is not a
timed event due to it is “slow and for show”! If you are
sitting there about to start your last run thinking “where can
I knock off more time?” think about the areas where you are
sliding. Look for a slower, shorter, tighter line. Did I just
say slower? Yes, a slower, shorter line with grip takes less
time than a faster, longer slipping line. Here is a secret for
you: all those buzz word things like “heel-toe” & “left foot
braking” were invented to keep grip with the ground.
9. Don’t look back –
If you are looking or thinking
behind you will do just that,
“Don’t look back”
Even if it WAS the checker!
be behind more! At an
autocross turn your mirrors
so you can’t use them. At a
DE only check the mirrors
when you start going down a
passing straight. Remember
#1 – Look ahead!
10. All of the above work together – The first 9 on this
list are like a team. Your lap time (compared to other like
cars) reflects what level of skill you are at with all of these
Now go out there and get some seat time!
Lost in a Rally
by Ethan Bradley
It was a hot, bright, sunny day as my dad and I drove
up in his Boxster. We were the second car there. As
we got out of the car to say hello, another Boxster
drove up and so began the arrival of cars. Once the final
car had arrived we gathered under the shade of a tree and
listened to the instructions. The rally chairman said the rally
should be easy, but then stopped short and said, “Well, not
including that you have to look for directions, tiebreakers,
and questions all at the same time, but besides that it should
After sitting in the car and trying to figure out the directions,
we hit the road. The first couple of directions were
easy to follow, but then came the dreaded “T”! The “T” was
at the end of a couple of directions and my dad and I couldn’t
figure out what it meant, causing us to go off course, way off
course. We were so confused we drove probably about 2 1/2
to 3 miles in the wrong direction! Finally, we pulled over.
While I re-read the directions, my dad searched where we
were on his iPhone. After a couple minutes we pulled out
and began to drive the opposite way we came. We drove
around for a couple more minutes until we found the right
road. During this time, occasionally I would say something
Photos by Charlie Davis
like “Great jumping jeepers, Auto Man, we’re lost!” Then
my dad would say something like, “You’re right, Boxster
Boy, but alas, what the heck does a ‘T’ mean!” Eventually
we came to the meeting spot. When we arrived, the chairman
gave us fifteen minutes to answer the rest of the tiebreakers
and to find as many questions as we could around
the park. Some answers were printed in the brick, some on
the ground, and/or the statues. The questions were mostly
about “cowboy wisdom” and such. After racing around trying
to find the answers, we all sat down and listened to the
chairman as she announced the winners.
Unfortunately my dad and I didn’t get in the top three,
but for all our troubles with the “T” and getting lost, it was
worth it because I got to spend time with my dad doing
what we love, and that is driving a Porsche!
Linda Bambina and
after the rally
By the Numbers
by Michael Wingfield (paraphrased and snipped by Editor)
Michael’s article appears in full in the April-June issue of
Club Racing News. It is with his permission that I have used
pieces and parts that pertain to our DEs that are coming up
in the next few months. Though not as stringently required,
timers and corner workers also need to be able to identify
your car for autocrosses and time trials. [ed.]
Everyone has a number. Whether it is your
phone number, sleep number, or SSN, you
have a number. If you’re a racer, you have a
car number. The racer’s car number serves to identify the
car, and ultimately the driver, to fellow competitors, corner
workers, and race officials.
All cars must display easily readable numbers for identification.
The numbers must be displayed on each side on a
contrasting background. Numbers should be at least 8 inches
high with 1-1/2 to 2 inch strokes. Magnetic numbers should
be securely taped in place.
When you design and apply your car numbers, try to envision
how the car will appear at full speed from a distance
away. Remember, the corner workers, control officials and
timers typically see your car at speed, and from more than
10 feet away.
Control is just one place that needs to identify cars by
number. Corner workers must also readily identify cars by
number. Suppose a car starts dropping fluid on the race
track. If you’re that car, you want to be flagged off the track
before you damage your car further or cause harm to fellow
competitors. If you’re a fellow competitor, you want the
offending car off the track before you get caught in the slippery
stuff dripping on the track. The corner workers must
clearly identify the car number so the offending car can be
removed from the track. If the car number is difficult or
confusing to read, the incorrect car might receive the black
flag, leaving the leaking car on track longer than necessary.
Both this car and it’s car number appear in the same
color - white. When viewed at speed and from the control
to have no
n u m b e r
white numbers on a dark car. This makes the car numbers
easily readable when the car is at speed and viewed from the
Photos by Michael Wingfield
control tower or a corner
To further illustrate
the smallness of the numbers
on the car a digit is
entirely covered by a US
dollar bill. The US dollar
is 6-1/8 inches in length
and 2-1/8 in width. Thus, if you can cover a number on your
car with a dollar bill, then the number is too small in height.
have to modify a car
number at an event.
One of the most
common car number
modifications is the
addition of either a
leading or trailing 1.
Can you easily
identify this car
number? Here is a hint; the car number is not 10.
Below is a close up view of the same car number, showing
the addition of a
piece of gray tape.
It is impossible to
tell if this strip of
tape is part of the
car number or used
as a repair.
The added tape
is supposed to represent the addition of a trailing 1 to make
the car number 101. The 1 becomes just another graphic on
the side of the car leaving the
car number to be incorrectly
identified as 10 rather than
So next time you are
preparing and cleaning your
car, give a little thought to
your car numbers. Think about
those folks standing in the bunkers, or sitting high above the
track in the control towers trying to uniquely identify your
car from the other competitors on track. We really want to
see that car number. Large clear numbers make everyone’s
task more efficient, and it ultimately keeps you and your
fellow competitors safer on track.
996 Water Cooling System R & R
By Chuck Freeman
If you live in north Texas the weather will eventually
get hot. With increased heat comes an increased
cooling demand on my 2000 996. About two months
ago I noticed the temperature gauge slowly creep up when
sitting at a light. I have one particularly long traffic light on
my commute that will sometimes run through three cycles
before I get through it. Sitting at this light concerns me.
Usually the temperature gauge reads to the left side of the 0
on 180. At the light it may go to the right side of the 0.
I did some research on the internet and found a site with
good information: www. renntech.org. On this site I found a
common problem to be debris that builds up between the air
conditioning condenser and the engine radiator. After linking
to some other sites on this topic I performed this task on
my own car. To do so you must remove the front bumper,
the inner fender panels and some underbody panels. Plastic
rivets and nuts are used extensively in these locations. So I
purchased extras from the dealer since they are quite inexpensive
and easy to tear apart.
Getting to the radiators is not a tough job. Just jack the
car up, remove the front wheels, and then the body panels.
It is fairly easy to figure out what you must remove to get
the panels off. Once that is done remove the A/C condenser
and begin the cleaning process. I was really amazed at the
amount of dirt and debris that was wedged in there. I have a
small pile worth of this stuff. Also, I found that there was a
lot of road tar between the
radiator fins so I worked a
stiff plastic tool in there to
scrape this material clear.
I also gave the radiators
a thorough rinsing with a
hose and let it dry.
So everything was
buttoned up and back
on the road. However, I
noticed no change in the
temperature readings. On
one particularly warm day
I got out of the car to check
the radiator fans were
turning. The passenger side
was spinning away since I
could feel the suction with
my hand. I felt nothing
from the driver’s side.
searching led me to check
the fuses (DUH) and the
Photo by Chuck Freeman
relays. The fuse for the driver’s side fan was blown. So I
replaced it and it burned out again. There are four relays for
the fans. One relay is for slow speed and another for fast
speed per each side. Since I knew one fan was working I
swapped the driver and passenger relays. The passenger side
still worked but driver’s side did not. It is my understanding
that the low speed fan comes on at engine temperatures less
than 100F and with no A/C on. At temperatures above that,
and with A/C on, the high speed fans run. There is a very
loud roar from the high speed fans so it is easy to tell if they
Since the relays were okay my next thought would be
the ballast attached to the fan. If you crawl under the front
of the car there is a metal round tube that is the ballast for
the radiator. I figured this was out so I replaced it for a part
cost of $90. Still the fan didn’t work and I got burned from
grabbing the ballast when the car was running. After the
car shut off, and was cool, I reached under the car into an
air intake duct and could spin the passenger side fan. The
driver’s side would not spin so my problem turned out to be
the fan itself was burned out. After spending so much time
working on the car myself I decided to take it to the dealer
to get fixed for $350. Now both fans run but the temperatures
still creep up a little bit. That may be normal.
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Owners: Bill Bernick & Rick Jordan - 28 Years Experience Porsche Trained
1425 FM 407 • Suite 950 • Lewisville, TX 75067 • 972-317-4005
601 COIT ROAD @ PLANO PARKWAY
PLANO, TEXAS 75093
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.
Many of the worldʼs fastest Porsches use GIACʼs software. Letʼs flash your Porsche.
Software available for :
911, 911 Turbo, 959, Boxster, Cayenne and Cayenne turbo.
For 23 years, Autoscope has been dedicated to catering European Car owners of the Dallas
and Plano area with two locations.
Dallas- 9796 Ferguson Road. 214-320-8280
Plano- 601 Coit Road, 972-867-7467
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.
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Happy Hour at Southlake Tavern
by Bob Lewis
The July Happy Hour went to Southlake Tavern
on Southlake Blvd. and you guessed it, in Southlake,
TX. This was a first time location for a
Happy Hour. John Hamilton and I frequently go there for
lunch. It is a friendly, cozy, place with good food. We had
a good attendance of about
The waitresses did
a good job of getting
us drinks and arranging
tables. We had one room
all to ourselves and 26 of
us ate at one long stretch
of tables. One of the
regular members treated
us all to appetizers. Clara
and I thought they were
celebrating something or
had some special occasion
to celebrate, but alas they did not admit to anything. Being
involved in political campaigns, I thought he was running for
something. Maybe they had something personal or special to
announce, so we were disappointed, except in the appetizers
that were great.
The food was served pretty quickly realizing the size of
this place. The dinner items were enjoyed by all. We were
socializing in such a very relaxed atmosphere that it was
9:30 before we decided to end the event. This amount of
time is easily one half hour longer than normal. Most every
one said, what an enjoyable Happy Hour location Southlake
Tavern was. I was relieved that they had such a good time at
a place I had recommended.
Well, next week the hammer dropped. You have read
where the corporate entity for Steak and Ale plus Bennigans
filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We had a third party tell us that
Southlake Tavern belonged to that corporation. Sure enough,
the place was locked at the lunch hour when we drove by. I tried
to look at their web site and it was gone. What a bummer. While
we may have lost a
great Happy Hour
location and lunch
spot, the employees
have abruptly lost
their jobs. We have
Now this is a lady
who was having fun!
Ann and Chris Christensen
enjoying a night with friends
with the managers and
wait staff, I’m sure
they were shocked
beyond belief with
Photos by Bob Lewis
You remember, this past May Bonnie and Marc Thaler
were blessed with
the arrival from
the stork with baby
here it is barely two
months later and the
delivery this time is
from Boardwalk. A
brand new beautiful
911 Cabriolet white
with black interior Marc Thaler in his new 997
trimmed in red.
In September, the Happy Hour Committee has a special
treat for you. We are going to Reata Restaurant in downtown
Fort Worth (3rd and Houston). This is an upscale restaurant
with exceptional food and ambiance. They have an outside
bar on the third and forth floors overlooking Fort Worth.
The view is fabulous. A number of people recommended
this place and told me to be sure we go to the terrace bar.
Clara and I went there recently and came away very favorably
impressed with the bar and dinner food. So, mark your
calendars for Sept 18.
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Delivery Systems & Compressors
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(High Security Containment & Hands Free
for Garage Doors & Gates)
• Audio-Visual Centers
• Nitrogen Tire Inflation System
• Equipment & Tool Procurement
• Underground Vehicle Storage
Commercial – Residential
By American GarageWorks
America’s Premier Garage Improvement Specialist
by Joel Nannis
Applewhite, A.J. (Blanca)
Dallas, TX 75205
2004 Boxster S
Ford, Jeanette (Jim)
Pittsburg, TX 75686
Richardson, TX 75080
2008 Cayman S
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide, call
Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600.
Richardson, TX 75080
Balmer, Tony (Natalie)
Dallas, TX 75240
Fordham, Steve (Lilly)
The Colony, TX 75056
Mixon, Wehlan (Lee)
Euless, TX 76039
Dallas, TX 75230
2004 996 C2
Dallas, TX 75218
2007 Boxster S
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Newton, Ricky (Sheau-Lin)
Fort Worth, TX 76134
2007 Boxster S
Plano, TX 75025
Richardson, TX 75080
Dr. Jerry and Katherine Newton
Juanita and Richard Miller
Howell, Harold (Judy)
Southlake, TX 76092
Tim and Sherie Machala
Brett and Mary Sheldon
Prochaska, Kevin (Nancy)
Roanoke, TX 76262
2007 Cayman S
Plano, TX 75024
Witty, Deborah (Jim)
Southlake, TX 76092
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For Sale: Silver 1997 Boxster, Only an “8” cosmetically, but meticulously
Boardwalk maintained mechanically for 112k miles. Great candidate
for a Spec Boxster! $10,200 or will do the conversion RIGHT for $35k.
Carl Amond (817)481-8371. (1)
For Sale: 1994 Porsche 968 E Stock Class Race Car, The engine has
been recently refreshed and it has a current logbook. Please see the following
link for more information: http://www.ecarlist.com/cgi-bin/showroom.cgi?mode=show&id=133944&d_id=947
Please contact Wayne
Corley at 214-269-1571 or email@example.com See picture on the
Maverick Website. (1)
For Sale: Fuchs OEM “9x16” and “8x16” , OEM Porsche Anodized,
Professionally Restored. These factory Porsche Fuchs have zero indentations,
bends and zero curb rash. Freshly Anodized Spokes and Lips fresh
out of box. Made in Germany Porsche Forged Alloy. Part # 911.362.119
ET “9jx16” and 951.632.117 ET 23.3 “8jx16” sale $2,600, 2149574385
or firstname.lastname@example.org. (1)
For Sale: Dunlop SP Winter Sport Tires, Fronts 205/55R 17 with 9 -
10/32” tread. Rears 255/40R 17 with 8 - 9/32” tread. No plugs or patches.
$125 takes them all. $150 and I will mount and balance on your rims,
scratches at your risk. Carl Amond. Phone 817-481-8371. (1)
For Sale: SPARCO EVO 1 SEAT, Red, excellent condition, also includes
Brey Krause mounting brackets with slider. Must see - Asking $350 or
Best Offer. Please contact Terry 214.288.2904 or terry.blechar@yahoo.
For Sale: Fikse FM5, Black Finish (2) 8.5x17 ET47 (2) 10x17 ET52
$1500 (2) Cup 2 style OE 9x17 ET55 (2) Cup 2 style OE 9x17 et 47 $500
Hoosier R6 (11) 245/40/17 about 50% tread (15) 275/40/17 over 50%
tread. All tires $2000. Individual please call. The wheels are NOT concourse.
Tires and wheels where mounted on 944 S2. All tires have even
tread wear. Steve Coomes day 940-440-0400 X3 cell 940-391-1897. (2)
For Sale: 1986 911 Carrera, Targa Turbo-Look with 5 speed manual
transmission wide body and a 3.2L engine with 217 HP. 1 of 2 built
in 1986. Very well maintained and driven, not a garage queen! Guards
Red over black leather, 930 sport steering wheel, turbo tie rods & H1
headlights. Alpine AM/FM/CD with upgraded speakers. Cruise control,
M-491 wide body turbo look, locking differential, auto heat control, power
windows, power mirrors, power drivers seat, rear wiper, front and rear
spoiler and Porsche mats. Ruf 17”x 9” and 10” rims with Bridgestone
Potenza ZR 730 make this car look great! 126K well maintained miles.
Also has spare tire, air compressor, jack, tool kit and mirror covers.
Last of the ‘bullet proof” Porsches, and this one’s exceptionally fine.
Email for more photos or info. Contact Rob – Rgreeny2@yahoo.com
Price - $28,000. (3)
For Sale: 1987 944 Turbo, $12,900 & 89,220 miles. Track ready. Very
solid engine and trans. Body and interior features Sparco seats, 5 point
harness and a $4500 custom roll cage by Autofab Race Cars. One set
of factory type 90, 16” wheels, one set of Fikse 17” FM5 wheels with
10” rears and 8.5” fronts. Racing equipment: removable steering wheel,
PCA approved transponder, external kill switch, fire extinguisher.
Interior: mostly intact except modification for roll cage. Mechanical
upgrades: Turbo S front brakes. Upgrades to Leeda Coil over Race
Shocks with extra springs of various rates. Alcon billet lower A-arms
and adjustable camber plates. 3” stainless exhaust front to back with
high flow muffler. No cat, but set up with a bypass tube. Kiss oil cooler
upgrade lowers oil temp by up to 50 deg. Auto Authority and stock
chips. Multiple receipts within the last 3k miles. Runs and drives great.
Very reliable & race ready! Contact Bill Bernick @ 972-317-4005 or
For Sale: Eibach PRO-KIT, Gently used lowering springs for 987
Porsche. Less than 1 year on car. Lowers car by 1 inch in front and rear
greatly improving looks without sacrificing ride quality. PN 7218.140.
Contact John at 214-450-7053, email@example.com. $200. (3)
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A&H Award Pro (972)986-5724 Page 26
American Garage (866) 326-4422 Page 26
Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.
Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 23
Boardwalk Porsche (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.
Buckley’s Precision Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 9
The Complete Garage (972) 789-1500 Page 19
Dallas Euro Cars (972) 243-4911 Page 9
Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 26
Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 22
Istook’s MotorSport Svcs (817) 332-6547 Page 15
Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 17
Louden Motorcar Svcs (214) 241-6326 I.B.C.
Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 13
For advertising rates and information contact
Lisa Steele at (214) 709-6418
Mean Green Travel (940) 565-8111 Page 8
Metro Volkswagen (972) 659-9999 Page 5
Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 15
911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 19
Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 6
PartsHeaven (800) 767-7250 Page 17
RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 17
RUF Auto Centre (214) 269-1571 Page 25
Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 19
State Farm Insurance (214) 387-0003 B.C.
UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 15
Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 17
Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 20
for 25 years!
Louden Motorcar Services has been
servicing fine European motorcars in
Dallas since 1977. From the moment you
drive in, it is apparent that quality is our
number one priority. From the comfortable
waiting room to the well-kept workshop,
Louden Motorcars exhibits professionalism.
We’ve been winning awards for the quality
of our service for years. Louden has been
rated “Best in Dallas” twice by D Magazine,
“Best in Texas,” “Top Ten in the U.S.” and
“Best in the West” by the Robert Bosch
Corporation (worldwide leader in fuel
injection and electronics).
And we’d like the opportunity to show
Jan Mayo, Slipstream
2973 Timber Creek Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76118
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