Slipstream - September 2008

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• Sunday Drive

• Rally School

Past Events

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• May at Mayo’s

• Results

September June 2007 2008 - - Published by by the the Maverick Region

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Departments

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

Unclassifieds.......................................28

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

Volume 46 September 2008, Issue 9

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Upcoming Events

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

Time Trials #5 & #6..............................2

Lewisville Lunch...................................2

Board Meeting.......................................2

Sept Sunday Drive at MSR...................3

Oct Sunday Drive to Commerce...........5

September Drivers’ Education...............7

October Drivers’ Education.................12

Swap Meet...........................................14

Founders Day......................................17

Return to RoundUp.............................21

Happy Hour at Reata’s........................24

Past Event Recaps

Lost in a Rally.....................................11

Happy Hour at Southlake Tavern........24

Miscellaneous

Anyone Can Drive, Part II...................10

By the Numbers...................................13

996 Water Cooling...............................18

Trivia Contest......................................20

Post Office Report...............................27

Day September

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

Day November

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

Day October

1 Board Meeting

11 Swap Meet at Zims

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour

19 Sunday Drive to Commerce

25-26 Drivers’ Education - MSR

Day December

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

13 Holiday Party

14 Sunday Drive, Christmas Lights

18 Happy Hour

Photography

Charlie Davis, Bob Lewis

Michael Wingfield

Cover Photo by Bill Stafford

Porsche Spyder at Laguna Seca

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My Thoughts

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.

Maverick Directory

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

thoward914@yahoo.com

Wendy Shoffit - 972-506-7449 H

wendy@shoffit.com

Jan Mayo - 817-313-9406 C

janmayo@att.net

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President

James Shoffit

H- 972-506-7449

C-972-786-6246

president@mavpca.org

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.

Position Chairperson

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

Rallies

Teri Davis

Slipstream

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

Socials

Sponsorship

Sunday Drives

Swap Meets

Trivia Chair

Web Site

Zone 5 Rep.

Ed & Tracey

Gross

Keith Olcha

Clint Blackman

Clay Perrine

Jerry DeFeo

Denny Payne

Caren Cooper

Vice President

Mark Gluck

C-817-706-9061

vp@mavpca.org

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.

Andrea Bell

H-817-270-4132

Bryan Bell

C-214-789-6895

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Bob Benson

H-817-457-8833

bbenson1@airmail.net

Clint Blackman

W-214-696-8000

cb3law@sbcglobal.net

Caren Cooper

C-512-698-2747

zone5rep@hcrpca.org

Charlie Davis

H-940-682-4719

secretary@mavpca.org

Teri Davis

H-940-682-4719

rally@mavpca.org

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Christy Dominick

H-817-909-0966

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Mark Gluck

C-817-706-9061

vp@mavpca.org

Secretary

Charlie Davis

H-940-682-4719

secretary@mavpca.org

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 &

Frank Briggs

concours@

mavpca.org

Ed & Tracey Gross

H-972-491-2104

social@mavpca.org

Monda Hanna

W-972-450-3835

monda.degan@opco.com

Travis Howard

C-214-616-6152

TT@mavpca.org

thoward914@yahoo.com

Rocky Johnson

H-903-356-6531

C-972-816-1769

rrjjaj42@aol.com

Bob Lewis

972-255-8629

binabob@augustmail.com

Mike Lockas

W-972-540-0245

mikeldean@earthlink.net

Jan Mayo

H-817-595-4651

C-817-313-9406

editor@mavpca.org

Andy Mears

H-940-321-8683

andy@mavpca.org

Bill Miller

W-972-830-2676

bill.miller@tm.com

Colin Graidage

C-214-455-6242

de@mavpca.org

Please help us to keep growing!

Treasurer

Bob Kuykendall

15801 Ranchita

Dallas, TX 75248

W-214-535-9852

H-972-385-9008

treasurer@mavpca.org

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.

Joel Nannis

H-972-722-2735

membership@mavpca.org

Keith Olcha

W-817-706-7678

H-817-251-6865

keith.olcha@charter.net

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

Clay Perrine

ax@mavpca.org

Matt Platts

C-817-919-1253

W-817-440-2090

Matt@Platts.net

John Sandusky

W-817-777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

Darron Shaffer

H-972-390-9709

C-972-898-3002

darron.shaffer@gmail.com

Wendy Shoffit

H- 972-506-7449

C- 972-977-9821

crreg@mavpca.org

Lisa Steele

H-214-709-6418

ads@mavpca.org

Fran Ussery

W-972-438-8344

H-817-481-8342

fran@usseryprinting.com


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

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Maverick Minutes

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

in September.

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

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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

requests.

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.

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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

or flawless.

Marilynn Moseley looking for

that “perfect lap”

1. Have Vision

2. Be Smooth

3. Relax

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

go down:

a. You do it just right - You drive into the corner covering

the gas, looking ahead, smooth and confident with good

grip.

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

b above!

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

together.

Now go out there and get some seat time!

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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

be easy.”

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

Angie Gaines

after the rally

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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

tower, the

car appears

to have no

number.

An example

of a

good car

n u m b e r

contrast is

the large

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

worker station.

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.

Drivers often

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

101.

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.

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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.

More internet

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

are on.

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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have the peace of mind that it will be serviced correctly the first time. Every time.

Access.

We strongly believe in access to those who will actually work on your car. Our

technicians are available in person, by phone, and even by pager if you have questions

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Our clean shop, well-stocked parts department, and comfortable waiting room ensure

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Parts.

Our parts department is also second to none. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you

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PLANO, TEXAS 75093

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

www.autoscopeltd.com

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

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Many of the worldʼs fastest Porsches use GIACʼs software. Letʼs flash your Porsche.

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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

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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

30 persons.

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

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Now this is a lady

who was having fun!

Ann and Chris Christensen

enjoying a night with friends

become acquainted

with the managers and

wait staff, I’m sure

they were shocked

beyond belief with

the news.

Photos by Bob Lewis

You remember, this past May Bonnie and Marc Thaler

were blessed with

the arrival from

the stork with baby

Addison? Well,

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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New Wheels

by Joel Nannis

Applewhite, A.J. (Blanca)

Dallas, TX 75205

2004 Boxster S

Ford, Jeanette (Jim)

Pittsburg, TX 75686

2004 Boxster

Lee, Tom

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.

Rodrigue, Jason

Richardson, TX 75080

2001 Boxster

Balmer, Tony (Natalie)

Dallas, TX 75240

2008 911

Fordham, Steve (Lilly)

The Colony, TX 75056

2000 Boxster

Mixon, Wehlan (Lee)

Euless, TX 76039

1988 911

Stern, Michael

Dallas, TX 75230

2004 996 C2

Cline, Francis

Dallas, TX 75218

2007 Boxster S

Friendshuh, Matt

Fort Worth, TX 76114

1987 911

Newton, Ricky (Sheau-Lin)

Fort Worth, TX 76134

2007 Boxster S

Stiles, Mark

Plano, TX 75025

2005 911

Falgout, James

Richardson, TX 75080

1992 968

Anniversaries

30 Years

Dr. Jerry and Katherine Newton

15 Years

Juanita and Richard Miller

Howell, Harold (Judy)

Southlake, TX 76092

2004 911

Palestine

Sachse

5 Years

Richard Bradley

Peter Gushanas

Tim and Sherie Machala

Brett and Mary Sheldon

Dennis Post

Michael Williams

Prochaska, Kevin (Nancy)

Roanoke, TX 76262

2007 Cayman S

Argyle

Tyler

Plano

Plano

Aledo

Plano

Vartak, Dinesh

Plano, TX 75024

2004 Boxster

Witty, Deborah (Jim)

Southlake, TX 76092

2003 Boxster

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Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region Members and are $5 to all others (contact editor for payment details). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines. Ads will run for 3 issues,

then removed unless you request that it be run for an additional 3 issues. Email your ad to unclassifieds@mavpca.org by the 10th to have your ad run in the following month’s Slipstream. Be

sure to include a contact name and phone number. If you are selling a car, include mileage and price. Check your ad for accuracy the first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled

sooner. Due to space constraints, photos may or may not be included.

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 sales@rufautocentre.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 wiggins.jeffrey@verizon.net. (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.

com (2)

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

bbernick@fifthgear.biz. (3)

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, jrperser@yahoo.com. $200. (3)

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Slipstream Advertiser Index

These advertisers support the Maverick Region... the Mavericks support these advertisers!

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

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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


Slipstream Advertiser

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

you why.


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2973 Timber Creek Trail

Fort Worth, TX 76118

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