• Father’s Day Picnic
• Sunday Drive
• Rally School
• Wild Wildflowers
• May at Mayo’s
January 2010 - Published by the Maverick Region
June 2007 -
Porsche Club of America
Zone 5 Presidents.........................................1
Drifting (President’s Column)......................2
Maverick of the Month.................................2
List of Officers/Board Chairs.......................4
Windscreen (Editor’s Column).....................5
New Member Spotlight..............................21
Calendar of Events.......................................1
Time Trial School MW................................3
Autocross School Penn................................5
Driver Education EC...................................7
Happy Hour at Blue Mesa..........................24
2010 Porsche Parade..................................31
Past Event Recaps
Hare and Hound Night Rally......................14
Happy Hour at Trinity Hall Pub.................24
Feels Like Home........................................10
The Longest Road to Porsche Happiness...12
The Perfect Guy Trip..................................18
Volume 48 January 2010, Issue 1
Go Online for Latest Updates on Events
1 HAPPY NEW YEAR
6 Board Meeting
12 Lewisville Lunch
21 Happy Hour
28 Southlake Lunch
31 Member’s Party
3 Board Meeting
6 & 7 Driver Education ECR
9 Lewisville Lunch
14 Autocross School Penn
18 Happy Hour
20 Time Trial #1 MW
21 Autocross #1 MW
25 Southlake Lunch
28 Sunday Drive
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
3 Board Meeting
9 Lewisville Lunch
18 Happy Hour
25 Southlake Lunch
27 Time Trial School MW
7 Board Meeting
11 Sunday Drive
13 Lewisville Lunch
15 Happy Hour
17 Time Trial #2 MW
18 Autocross #2 MW
22 Southlake Lunch
24 & 25 Drive Education MSR
Cover Photo by
Slipstream (USPS 666-650) is published monthly by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America, 155 Jellico
Southlake, TX 76092. Subscription price is $24.00 per year. Periodical postage is paid at Fort Worth, TX. Postmaster:
Send address changes to Hiram Saunders, Slipstream, 155 Jellico, Southlake, TX 76092.
Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily endorsed by the Club’s membership or officers. Contributions will be
printed on a space available basis. Chartered regions of PCA may reproduce items from this issue provided the author/
artist and Slipstream are credited. Slipstream is printed by Ussery Printing Company in Irving, Texas.
Kenneth A. Chandler
2009 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
ZONE 5 REP
C - 972-786-6246
Mike Brodigan, President
Lose weight, put the toilet seat
down (not my idea), exercise
more, make the bed everyday
(also not my idea), eat healthy food (good
luck with this one, only if hamburgers are
deemed healthy), pick up my clothes and
keep my closet neat (you guessed it, also
not my idea!)
OK, you get the idea. These are all my New Year’s
Resolutions. It is a safe bet that most, if not all of them will
have been broken by the time you are reading this. That
is ok, but it is nice to have goals and dreams to keep me
focused and going in the right direction even if there is a
stumble or two along the way. In that spirit, there are a
couple of resolutions I do plan on keeping.
I absolutely pledge to do everything I can as President to
improve the quality of events and activities of the Maverick
Region and do as much as I can to see that every idea is
Sunday, January 31st. is our “Member’s Party.” We
used to call it the New Member’s Party, but it is more than
that. The Member’s party is the perfect place to renew old
acquaintances, and make new ones. It is also a time to learn
about all our events and let us know what we can do to make
them better. This year we will have a suggestion box. I am
counting on you to fill it up with ways to help us make this
club even better!
Last month I talked about the
Huffaker-Hughes Hope House (HHHH)
and our goal of making the backyard of
the home a pleasant and safe place for
the moms and children. Well, we are
going along at full steam. Linda (spit
the bit) Bambina is taking the lead. As
of this writing, plans are being drawn,
and equipment and materials are being
selected. If you would like to help us,
there is plenty of ways to get involved.
Just contact Linda, Clara Lewis or
myself. We will find a way to get you
in the game.
Tracey started the “new member of the month” and helps
with everything from driving events to Founders’ Day.
For being the Maverick of the Month, The Silver
Fox in Grapevine is giving Tracey dinner for two at
their award winning steak house.
Tracey thanks for all you do!
See y’all soon, Mike
Mav of the Month
Our Mav of the Month is Tracey
Gross. Tracey is a contributor in
almost everything that goes on. She
was the Social Chair and more recently
held the club Public Relations position.
Mike enjoys the Maverick social events,
is a Drivers Education instructor and
does a little Club Racing as well. His first
Porsche is a 1999 Boxster that he intends
to own forever. He also has a track
prepared 1989 944 Turbo S (Chouncey).
Position Milton, James Chairperson
AX Chair Tannia Dobbins
Lewisville Milton, James
TT Chair Travis Howard
AX/TT Lewisville Registrar Andrea Bell
AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis
AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy
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 Co-Chair Joel Nannis
Club Race Co-Chair Bill Miller
Club Race Ads/PR Lori Mauthe
Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit
Concours Jack Griffin
DE Chair John Hamilton
DE Chief Dvg Instr. John Sandusky
& Keith Olcha
DE Registrar Joel Nannis
DE Safety Bob Benson
Email List Modr. Bob Benson
Goodie Store Christy Payne
Happy Hours Monda Hanna,
& Mentors Mike Lockas
& Bob Lewis
Membership Joel Nannis
Past President James Shoffit
Public Relations Andrea Bell
Advertising Jan Mayo
Editor Richard Bradley
Event Ad Design Mark Gluck
Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears
Printing Fran Ussery
Staff Wendy Shoffit, Matt Platts,
Andy Mears, Jan Mayo
Zone 5 Rep.
Bryan bought a 1999 996 and joined
PCA in 2003 after longing for a 911 his
whole life. Then fell in love with driving
one! He is active in Drivers Education,
Autocross and Time Trial. Bryan
works at Digital Print, Inc. located at
Motorsport Ranch in Cresson.
Jack Griffin &
Lisa has been a member of Maverick
Region since 1995 and has had several
Porsches currently driving a 1999 red
911. She is active in Drivers Education,
Autocross and Time Trial. For the past
year Lisa’s 911 wore number 11 identifying
her as the Ladies Top Driver of 2007.
Please help us to keep growing!
Jim just joined Maverick Region in
August, 2008. He drives a 1992 968
cab and has recently enjoyed several
social events. Jim is looking forward to
participating in all the driving events.
Richard Bradley, Managing Editor
As we start another year, I for
one have to admit 2010 is
going to be a good year if I
can help it. I know many of us were forced
to make some adjustments last year, but
we made it to the dawn of another. I hope
each and every one of you made the most
of what you were blessed with. Hopefully
you came out and made some new friends at an event or two
and enjoyed your car for the many reasons you bought it.
Look over the calendar and make some plans to enjoy what
we have with other Mavericks even more this year. I know
I plan to.
I hope you enjoy this issue as it’s packed full of a variety
of stories that normally don’t appear between these covers.
This isn’t because I wouldn’t like to see it more often, but
because a number of our good members stepped up and sent
in a slice from their world. Don’t you love hearing what
others are up to? We are fortunate to have articles that take
us from Germany to Arkansas, to the love of cars, to the seat
of Porsches newest creation. Man, I have to get a drive under
my belt before I pass judgment. From everything I have
heard, the Panamera is a four door like no other!
- Bilstein RSR Series Threaded Body
Coil-over Shock and Strut Kit
- Blueprinted & Balanced 3.4L Engine
- Billet Camber Plates w/Spherical
Monoball cartridge bearings
& triangulated Strut Tower Brace
- Billet sway bars; front through-body &
rear with reinforced mounts &
adjustable spherical drop links
- Front Control Arm & Rear Spring Plate
PolyBronze bushing kits
- Turbo Tie rod kit w/anti-bump
- 930 Turbo Front Calipers and Rotors
- Period-correct RS ‘long hood’
Factory fenders, hood, etc.
Park Place Porsche:
As a Porsche enthusiast, you understand the thrill
of driving that only a Porsche can deliver. Texas’
only Porsche Premier Dealer, Park Place Porsche,
has a team of experts who appreciate your passion
and will help you modify your vehicle into something
unique: Built by Porsche. Designed by you.
The owner’s dream was to design a modern version
of the revered 1973 911 RS. The engine, chassis,
and body had been significantly reconstructed
to ‘create’ that ’73 RS from an ’89 911 Carrera.
Since the RS was known for legendary handling,
our prime focus was to balance the chassis
dynamics and overall handling with the increased
engine performance. The combined body
enhancements, weight reduction, suspension
mods & performance upgrades have transformed
this 911 into a ‘modern classic’.
Now, thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment and
factory-trained technicians, this car stays glued to
the road and is even more of a blast to drive. Park
Place Porsche has the expertise you need to get
your Porsche up to speed.
your source for higher performance
6113 lemmon avenue | Dallas, tX 75209
214.525.5400 | www.parkplaceporsche.com
service hours: m - f 7:00am - 7:00pm | sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lisa Steele, Secretary
Mr. President started off
the meeting with saying
that “November was an
AWESOME month” and he confirmed
several chair changes for the upcoming
year. Tannia Dobbins will be our
new AX Chair with help from Robyn
Howard. Robyn plans on attending
Board meetings and reporting on AX activities. Christy
Payne will be the new Social Chair. Our new PR Chair
will be Andrea Bell while Chris Christensen will be
helping out with Thursday night Happy Hours. That was
about all from Mike and now on to our round the table
reports from each Chair.
Carey Spreen was up first with a report on his Night
Rally. He had about 5 cars join him but quickly found
out that someone (not a MRPCA member) was following
the route of glow sticks and decided to pick them up for
themselves…how rude! Carey learned an important
lesson: Use less portable markers when marking a route.
Carey is still in search for a new volunteer to take over as
Chair or Co-Chair for Rallys. He also had a great idea
about trying out the SCCA Rally to get some ideas to
implement for a Maverick Rally.
Bob Lewis reported that November’s Happy Hour
at Trinity Hall Irish Pub was good with about 25-26
people. It was a lively place and the food was nice. Bob
announced that December’s HH will be at Big Buck’s
Brewery and Steakhouse. Bob also reminded the group
that the Hope House Christmas Party will be on Dec.
19th at the Presbyterian Church in Mineral Wells. A live
German band will be providing some lively entertainment
and Larry Ramsey will be dressing up as good ol’ Santa
Chris Christensen was present. He has recently been
writing those wonderful articles telling us about all of
the fun they are having at Happy Hours. WELCOME
Richard Bradley reported that Slipstream is going
well. He did make mention that the information on the
website had the correct date, but incorrect day for the
Christmas Party. If you read and I mean “really read”
Slipstream, you already had the correct information.
Keep those articles coming in.
Jan Mayo announced that she has a possible new
advertiser. His name is Kevin Fortier with KAF Systems.
They specialize in really cool functional art furniture.
Look for them coming soon to a possible ½ page in
Slipstream. We welcome our newest advertiser Invisibra!
Believe me when I say that there were several people in
the room that got the wrong idea on this product…it had
to be explained that it is a high quality paint protection
film that helps protect your car.
Wendy Shoffit started her report with a many thanks
to all who helped make Founders’ Day a success. The
Silent Auction went really well and had a net profit of
$2,840 all going to the Hope House. Wendy also wrote
out “Thank You” notes to all sponsors who gave to the
auction and raffle. Before Wendy hands over her Social
Hat to Christy, she has the Holiday Party all planned with
Macaroni Grill catering. There are only 15 people who
have signed up to attend so an email blast will go out to
encourage more people to get signed up.
Linda Bambina had two items on her agenda to share
with the group. She announced that Clara and Bob Lewis
will not be able to attend the Christmas Party, so Linda
will be bringing the cute little “Hope House” Clara made
to hold the Wal-Mart gift cards. The second item Linda
talked about was Round-Up. She is investigating some
different possibilities to change up Round-Up so that it
will not require so much time and preparation for this
event. Apparently, the 356 Club goes to some great
places (mostly touring and places to eat) without giving
goodie bags, shirts, and there are no competitive events.
It would be a very “organized tour.” Jack Griffin spoke up
and reminded the group that PCA has a wonderful event
every year called Porsche Palooza in Arkansas. Linda
loved the idea of maybe “piggybacking” on their event.
Stayed tuned for the latest updates!
Lisa Steele gave big thanks to Jack Griffin for
helping make our last DE a success with Hooters as our
caterer. Everyone really liked the food and the price was
absolutely unbeatable. I plan to see if we can get them
back out at the track again and maybe even for our Club
Christy Payne will be officially taking over as Social
Chair for the Member’s Party in January (with some
helpful guidance from Wendy.) She already has some
ideas for some social events for next year. One being the
idea to combine Founder’s Day and the Christmas Party
combining both of the budgets in to one…sounds like this
could be a great idea! Christy also shared an idea that
James Shoffit had. It was suggested that we start having
a Thursday lunch at Kincaid’s in Southlake. Apparently,
this place has some awesome burgers.
Pat Friend wanted to talk about some possible changes
we could make to the Goodie Store website. Pat spoke
with National about how they do their goodie store and
he found that most regions use a company that sets up
the website and manages pretty much the whole thing but
does take 80% of the net profit. Since we make no profit
as is, if we went with this type of service, we would start
making 20% on all of our goodies sold. Pat is going to
investigate this further with the help of some information
that Christy has on a company that provides this same
type of service. They will compare notes and see if this is
the direction we want to go with our Goodie Store.
Jack Griffin (my hero) reported that the Concours at
the Cooper Aerobic Center was a good event. The food
was furnished by Rockfish and was loved by all. Jack
mentioned that the Cooper Aerobic Center would love to
have more events at their place.
Bryan Bell, Mr. Vice President, will be “running”
the next board meeting and rumor has it that it will be
finished in record time. I can’t wait!
Travis Howard announced a schedule change for the
Time Trial at Motor Sport Ranch from May 16 to 23rd.
Just keep an eye out for the calendar because next year’s
events are posted and filling up dates quickly.
Speaking of calendar…Robyn Howard said that the
calendar is good and all Autocross and Time Trial dates
are all on it.
Mike finished up the meeting with three more items
of discussion on his agenda. First, he received an email
from 5th Gear telling him they would love to have a Swap
meet or Concours at their new facility. Everyone really
liked this idea. The second item really sparked some
excitement in the room. Apparently, the backyard at the
Hope House is in shambles. Mike thought it would be
nice to create a garden area for the mothers to sit and enjoy
a peaceful place and have a nice play area for the kids.
Linda Bambina immediately volunteered to get some
quotes and line up some possible landscape architects.
The goal for this project to be complete is some time in
Spring…just in time to see the flowers bloom and enjoy
the beautiful weather. The last item on Mike’s list was
announcing Mav of the Month…here it comes…are you
really ready…well, if you have already read this issue
of Slipstream, then you know that Tracey Gross is being
honored for all that she gives to this club.
Meeting Adjourned around 8:30.
Feels Like Home
by Bob Beck
Porsche likes to speak of its DNA. Study the
Porsche family of cars and you’ll understand
what Porsche’s DNA is all about. It’s a family of
technology, passion and proportion in motion. It is perhaps
best said that nothing drives like a 911. If you are going to
build the ultimate sports car it goes without saying that it
will be compared to a 911. Introduced in 1964, the archetype
911 defines the sports car.
On the other hand if you are going to build an ultimate
sports sedan it would typically be compared to an Audi/
Mercedes/BMW/Maserati-ish sort of thing. There are a lot of
good choices in the luxury sports sedan category – A8, M5,
CLS AMG, Quattroporte. At one time it would have been
hard to choose, but no longer. Today there is really only one
choice and it is unequivocally the Porsche Panamera. It’s that
good. You simply
need drive it to
As a born
skeptic, I traveled
off to sample the
as a 911 man.
On the roads of
Milwaukee and the track at Road America, I would test the
Panamera as a 911 devotee. Being a 911 man I really don’t
do automotive change well. With apologies to Porsche, I
haven’t even completely accepted the Cayenne. I have owned
or driven every type Porsche made and enjoyed them all but
I’m a 911 man at heart. There is something intangible that
gets in your blood with the 911. It is driving perfection.
Now, frankly, my automotive world order has been
rocked. A middle age fog could be clouding my vision but
I’m rethinking the whole 911 man thing. Maybe a Panamera
could fit in my garage, too? Maybe I’d like to take the wife
and kids when I lap the Nürburgring. No, my manhood is
not withering as we speak. I am still loyal to the 911 but
the Panamera is an amazing car. Perhaps it’s even worthy of
consideration as the perfect Porsche.
The technology and numbers of the Panamera have
been well documented by now. It brings a lot to the game
with an efficient direct injection engine mated to a smooth
7-speed PDK transmission with all of the suspension and
engine tuning buttons one could dream of located on the
center console. S and 4S versions sport a 4.8-liter, 400 hp
V8 engine, while the Turbo version pumps out a conservative
500 hp to all four wheels. When the launch control feature
activates, it’s nothing short of amazing. Prices range from
$90K to over $130K.
Porsche Panamera, embrace the moment.
All this tech goodness delivers stunning performance.
The performance is beyond the sports sedan expectations.
It’s really a super sedan. The Panamera Turbo has a Porsche
stated zero-to-sixty of 3.8 seconds, only three-tenths slower
than the 911 Turbo. In usual Porsche fashion, these numbers
are a bit conservative as the street times are rumored to be
3.5 for the Turbo Panamera. The 400 hp normally aspirated
Panamera turns in a healthy 5.2 second zero-to-sixty. Tie
this together with the legendary Porsche chassis and brakes
and we’re off to the races.
But numbers and factoids don’t make a Porsche. (Heck,
the Corvette has good numbers but it ain’t no Porsche, my
friend.) The roads and race tracks of the real world is where
Porsche has earned its’ reputation. My Panamera test drive
came with real world extremes. Milwaukee has some of
the worst weather rutted roads in the world. Contrast this
with Road America, just outside of Milwaukee, one of the
best driving, well-storied tracks in the country. So how does
it drive? As expected in a six-figure car, the Panamera is
prefect for a long haul drive in the city or country. The long
wheelbase and sophisticated suspension tuning make for
a perfect compromise of supple ride and top of the class
handling. With smooth PDK transmission, efficient direct
injection power in the 400 or 500 hp range, it takes off like
your favorite executive jet. To complete the experience,
Porsche adds to that what it calls an “executive class interior”
(think Bentley meets lear jet).
Porsche is very, very good at most things, but they have
yet to master Mother Nature. So I tackled Road America in
the wet... very wet. An ark would have been more appropriate
for the biblical proportions of rain. Chassis dynamics and
physics come to play much earlier in this kind of weather.
Fortunately for me I had Porsche factory driver Patrick Long
riding shotgun to help temper my driving skills.
Belted in a six-figure car with 500 horsepower on a very
wet track I had never driven, Patrick and I paddled up to
Feels Like Home continued
by Bob Beck
speed. Once settled into the cockpit, I would have sworn
I had jumped into a 911. It felt like home. The IP and
cockpit are designed to feel like home for the 911 driver.
The power and handling are world-class good. The car
feels completely neutral and begs to
be pushed hard even in the wet. The
steering is precise, but a little numb
on feedback compared to the 911, but
this is understandable with the large
engine up front. The Michelin Pilot
Sport PS2s offered amazing grip as
I found out when I unleashed the
500 hp Turbo on the back straight.
The thrust was astonishing. The only
thing that felt out of sorts were the
sweet engine sounds coming from
the wrong end of car. Oh well, lots of
Le Mans winning cars have had the
engine up front.
A lot has been made of the exterior design. Some say it’s
not the best looking car ever made. Certainly, the same was
said of the original Beetle and even the first 911, the 901. The
Panamera looks like a Porsche and one must see it in person
to judge how well form follows function. My experience
is that when you see it in person and drive it at speed and
the Panamera morphs into a thing of absolute beauty. Form
so very much follows function. The proportions of the car
in motion define its beauty. Porsches are not static objects.
Touch the Panamera, drive it, and you will see the beauty.
Whether driving on Road America or up to your favorite
valet parking event on Saturday night and you are front row
The most important design feature of the Panamera is
the interior. Fittingly this is the first Porsche that focuses
on passengers as well as the driver. It is a unique interior
synthesis between sports car and luxury sedan. It is a
distinctly Porsche interior with a splash of English-like
coachwork and luxury to boot. This the most luxurious
interior seen from Stuttgart. Four things immediately stand
out: first, the ascending center console, reminiscent of the
Carrera GT; second, the four individual seats, all 911-style
sport seats for great support; third, the amount of space in
the rear, where even taller passengers will find plenty of
legroom and headroom (with room for those well over 6 feet
tall); and fourth, the versatility of the luggage compartment,
thanks to the folding rear seats. The driver feels coddled
by all the dynamic features of the Panamera interior - seat
position, pedal placement, instrument panel and so on.
Fortunately the dynamic luxury the driver feels is shared
with all the passengers - the experience is indistinguishable
Reprinted with permission from PCA.org
from one seat to the next. The center console extends into the
rear seats, so the rear passengers can access their individual
gadgets for climate control and seating options. Every
surface can be covered in the rich leather with wood and
metal touches. In fact
the only people who are
not going to enjoy this
interior are the folks at
Mercedes or Bentley. It
I sense a paradigm
shift coming and it is the
Panamera. Perhaps this
is the first archetype for
the super sedan. Porsche
definitely built a better
sedan and in the process
they may have built one
of the best Porsches ever. Sixty plus years ago, Dr. Ferry
Porsche built the car he wanted and the world loved. Now
Porsche has built the car you and your family will want. The
Panamera has arrived. Embrace the moment and take a trip
to your local Porsche dealership.
E X P E R T S
Owned and operated by Jay Walker, II,
maverick region member since 1997.
1021 W. Prairie at UNT | meangreentravel.com
The Longest Road to Porsche Happiness
by Marty Lumpkin
Hello everyone! Last I let you all into my head
we were getting ready to start the autocross
season, now we are in the summer break part of
the season. My 10 mm wrench left a second-degree burn on
my hand: that will teach me to leave it outside for 10 whole
As shocking as it may seem I still have the same car!
and I have touched just about every bolt it has at least once.
I have even had other Porsche club members touch them
hoping their blood mixed with mine would create a DNA
sequence the car would accept as the correct sacrifice. I have
worked very hard to make it the perfect compromise, street,
autocross, time trial car. The 944 Turbo does multitask well,
but it is the hardest car to drive smoothly I have ever been
in. The power comes on like a switch and the throttle is not
directly connected to the motor, (i.e.) lag. It is a wonderful
streetcar with AC that blows cold, handles bad roads fine and
has no problems passing anything including the gas station.
I now have a little more time on my hands as I am not
searching for my car anymore, so I thought I would run down
some of the cars I have raced with all of you. You must now
set your mental clock back to 1977 (if you were not born
yet good for you! keep it to yourself! and rent the movie!)
I was a 10 year old boy when family went to the Drive In
Movies (a place you could see a movie on a huge screen from
the comfort of your car while the mosquitoes get their fill
of free O+ as I lived in Pensacola, FL) to see a movie called
Smokey and the Bandit, you may have heard of it. Sure there
were some famous people in it, I think his name was Burt
and I had a little crush on Frog, and then there was “IT” that
1977 black SE Trans Am I had more than a crush on that. So
what started as a seed with Speed Racer was now blooming
into a car love addiction. I joined the navy in the late 80’s
and worked on cars on my off time, my first car was a 1972
Camaro, beige with a brown vinyl top and yes it was that
ugly. It ran on a weekly basis and broke on a daily basis.
Most notably the car had a hood scoop not because I need
more room under the hood but because it back fired though
the carburetor and lit the air cleaner on fire. As there are few
carburetors anymore I will try to get you a visual. You are
sitting at a stop light you hear a POP under the hood and
the car stalls, your first instinct is to try to start the car so
you turn the key the starter engages still turning, you check
the gas gauge hmm still has gas?? Pump the gas a bit then
you notice smoke (NOT GOOD) and bubbling paint on the
hood. (Do not attempt the following, as this was when I was
young and still had a bucket of luck.) You then leap from the
drive’s seat (this car accounts for 98% of my total assets the
other 2% would be the tools I have to work on the car) open
the hood to give the fire more oxygen (BIGGER FIRE), in
a moment I reacted, grabbed the radiator over flow tube and
vented the radiator cap, now I’m a fireman!!! New fuel line,
rebuild carburetor, cut hole in hood to remove bad paint, rivet
bad hood scoop on!! Sold the car, road my motorcycle for 2
years and picked up my first Trans Am not the 77 I wished
for, but a black 1979 SE (SE’s were black and with gold birds
and the John Player Special style pin stripes) with T-tops. I
was uber cool in my little world (Still am).
I Left the Navy and moved to Dallas. A Black Trans Am
with T-tops in Texas is also known as Shake-n-Bake; it was
traded in on my first sports car an ‘83 RX-7 GSL. I traded that
car for a very rare 1977 Trans Am SE black on black, but this
car had a 4 speed which was one of 1251 made. Worth quite
a bit today, Burt would be so proud. Traded that for a Buick
Grand National, very cool, but still had a T-top fun car.
Next I went drag racing, built a 1978 Trans Am this time
white with baby blue bird a 7.4 liter, sleeper if there ever was.
That car was running 12 second quarter miles when I got
beat by some very loud red necks in a 55 Chevy. My pride
then built a 605 hp 1970 Camaro bright yellow. This car was
anti sleeper, when I drove it, bricks fell out of buildings, and
mothers gathered the children in storm shelters. It was SSF
(scary stupid fast). I still did not own a trailer so I drove the
car to work, put the slicks in the back seat and drove to the
motorplex, the car ran a best of 10.98 at 124 mph, the 55
Chevy ran a not so close 11.84 at 111, pride was all better!
One last red neck note, they used that car on Walker Texas
Ranger, no really, it was Chuck Norris tough.
With pride restored I went back to Pontiac, but this time
I wanted a GTO. While driving a friend to look at a V8 Vega
a glint of gold caught my eye, it was a 1970 GTO! She was
running on 7 of her 8 cylinders, but the price was right and
after I purchased the car the old man said “Oh I forgot to give
you the wing for the back,” I smiled and sputtered home in
my 1970 GTO Judge. The Judge was built to my liking after
5 months of hard work, competition yellow with tan cloth.
The original engine was hurt so I replaced it with a 468 cid
brute. I owned this car for longer than any other and “The
Judge” was directly responsible for me meeting my wife,
Alicia (it was a very good car!). While working on the Judge
and many of my other projects, Mike Underwood’s 944 turbo
gave me that 1977 giddy 10 year old crush on a car and after
a lot of attempts and failures, I have built, with the help of my
Porsche Club friends and my wife, another uber cool car.
This is just a small review of happy memories, I have owned
over 100 cars over the years. This is my 5th Porsche and I am
very happy with it. I have noticed there are 2 kinds of Porsche
drivers/people, those who keep them and those that build
them. I am the latter. As a parting note, the Turbo is resting
well in the garage and there is a 1970 Cougar Eliminator
Clone in my front yard so I can build without selling this
time. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon.
Hare and Hound Night Rally - Lesson Learned
by Carey Spreen
am not sure when Maverick
Region last put on a Hare and
Hound Rally, but I know it has
been a few years, so I decided to do
one this year. And as a twist, based on
suggestions from previous participants,
I planned to run it at night. I was able
to enlist the assistance of Betty and Clay
Perrine, who agreed to run the “sweep” car, departing
after the last participant, to help in rounding up strays and
picking up markers.
You may be wondering what a Hare and Hound Rally
is. Also known as a Lime Run, it is basically a Road
Rally (on public roads, at legal speeds, driving licensed
vehicles) in which the Rallymaster (the Hare) drives a
route from point A to point B, going as straight as possible,
but marking any intersections at which he or she makes
a decision to turn... or NOT to turn. It is the job of the
entrants (the Hounds) to find the route that the Hare took.
At the end of the event, the Hound whose elapsed mileage
most closely matches that of the Hare wins. Speed is not
a factor in an event like this; it all boils down to miles
The intersections at which the Hare makes a decision
are marked somehow, typically with bags of lime (hence
the traditional name “Lime Run”) that are thrown down
on the pavement so that they break open and spread lime
on the road. To confirm the correct direction away from
the intersection, another bag of lime, thrown down less
than 3/10 mile from the intersection, marks the direction
that the Hare took. For a night rally, broken bags of lime
are not visible until you are right on top of them, and even
then are easy to miss, so the idea was to use Glow Sticks
to mark the intersections. I bought a few 10-inch-long
Glow Sticks as a test, and found that, once lit, they glow
brightly for almost 12 hours, and are visible from at least
1/10 mile away in the dark. Additionally, Clay and Betty’s
Maverick Region Rally Chair
experience with a recent Hare and Hound night rally also
indicated that the Glow Stick plan should work.
The night of the event, we had 5 cars show up at the
meeting point, and after the drivers meeting, we left en
masse on the Odometer Check leg. An odometer check
allows the calculation of the difference between the
Hare’s odometer reading and that of the Hounds, so that
differences in odometer readings can be accounted for by
mathematically adjusting everyone’s reading to the same
Once we all arrived at the end of the odo check leg,
the Hare (that’s me) continued on to put out markers,
while Clay and Betty held the entrants to give me a 15
minute head start, and then began releasing the Hounds
at 5 minute intervals in order to keep them spread out.
All seemed to be going well until I started receiving calls
on my cell, indicating that markers were missing and the
Hounds were all gathered at one particular intersection
with no idea about which way to go. Not a good sign.
As it turned out, the Glow Sticks were just a bit TOO
easy to see in the dark. Someone apparently happened to
see the Hare putting out the Glow Sticks, and decided they
were just too attractive to pass up. As they were sweeping
the route, Clay and Betty actually saw someone with their
car mired off road and walking around with a Glow Stick
as a souvenir. Hope it was worth it!
Eventually, all but one Hound had to open their
emergency bail-out instructions in order to make it to
the end. Not the way I had hoped it would turn out, but,
against all odds, everyone seems to have had a good time.
At least they said so at the Ice Cream Social and Trophy
Presentation, hosted by Linda and Dan Ruehs.
So the take-away? Next time use markers that are not
quite so portable!
Thanks to all who braved the rain, the heat, and the
darkness to attend Maverick Region rallies this year!
Hare and Hound Results:
Place Driver Navigator Vehicle Corrected Mileage
1st Allan Jacobs David Sparks Porsche Carrera 74.19 (did not open Bail-Out Envelope!)
2nd Mike DeJong Emily DeJong BMW 325i 67.71
3rd Jim Bowen Janet Pelchat Porsche Carrera 73.96
4th Mark Luxbacher Jimmy Luxbacher Porsche Boxster 88.54
5th Wayne Elliott Megg Elliott Porsche Turbo DNF
RAC Performance is THE Authorized dealer for RUF Automobiles and Conversions in America. But that’s not
all. At RAC Performance, you can get expert maintenance and repair services at very competitive prices. You also
get one-on-one treatment – you are a person, not a job number. So, whether you need an oil change, a major repair,
or just want your car to look like new again, there’s only one place you need to look – RAC Performance.
• Sales of New RUF Automobiles and Conversions
• Sales and Consignments of Pre-owned Luxury and Exotic Automobiles
• Full Service and Repairs for 944 to 997 and Everything in Between
• Preparation of Your Porsche for Track Days and DEs
•Show-Quality Detailing • Free Loaner Cars Available • PCA Discounts
3219 Commander Drive, Dallas, Texas 75006
by Cliff Blackshear
Every now and then something shows up in the
shop and we need Porsche to help us in getting
to a correct resolution. There are times that
only they can find an answer. It does not happen often, but
it can happen. I was involved in one case that could only
be solved by them in a reasonably timely manner.
It was a check engine light issue on a 04 Boxster.
Owner says that check engine light is intermittently
flashing while driving. It doesn’t do it every day but it
happens pretty often.
So we check the DME (fuel/ignition microprocessor)
for fault codes. No faults recorded. I drove the car and after
awhile I experienced it. Duplicated the symptom. Brought
the car into the shop. Kept it running to preserve everything
possible in system software and interrogated with system
tester. No faults...
This is not supposed to ever happen per EPA
mandated OBD2 requirements. OBD system is there to
help keep cars running clean. Combustion process has to
be very complete under all circumstances. The monitoring
software is designed to be very sensitive to any minor
abnormality. A flashing light is supposed to be the highest
priority warning. It means that a problem has occurred that
can damage catalytic converters and totally compromise
not only emission output, but also the performance level
should be greatly reduced. With a flashing light there is a
high probability that one or more cylinders are misfiring.
This 04 Boxster ran like a scalded cat. It never
exhibited any uneven running problems for me. I get John
Gladwill involved and discuss this with him. His ability to
think out of the box is unrivaled in my world and I look
to his thoughts often. We help each other out all the time
and it’s kinda fun. He drives the car a few times and looks
at data as I had and also came up blank. He did however,
establish a way to drive the car and reproduce the event
more consistently. Which happened to be “Drive it like ya
stole it.” There is a surprise (If ya know John yer chuckling
In our shop we take a lot of pride in getting things
done without any help. It is important to us that we get it
done correctly and then report to Porsche what we found.
We are one of 20 monitoring dealers and reports flow from
us all the time.
Yet this car had us stumped. So I file request for
technical assistance. The reply was “That cannot happen.
The design of the software will not let that happen,
ever! Are you positive it is the check engine light that
That’s Not Possible!
After a few phone conversations we are told someone
is coming out to see this and lend a hand.
The gentleman that came out (and I will not name
factory people here ever) was amazing. He told me about
writing the software for the 02 vario-cam plus application.
The system that not only varies cam timing, but also valve
lift. Indicated that the variable valve lift was the hardest
thing he ever dealt with. Trying to get smooth engine
operation when a system goes for 4mm to 9mm valve lift
was quit an undertaking... now I ramble.
So anyway, he brings his own laptop to plug into the
car and John takes him for a drive. He finds the root of the
check engine light in minutes.
In Germany in 04 (I dunno about now,) they had
an emission inspection process that was way different
In the trunk of a Boxster is a relay board on the left
side behind the trim panel. Not all of the relay positions
are occupied by relays. Some are open positions. When a
vehicle is due for an emission/safety inspection across the
pond, the technician accesses that board. They apply a 2
pronged jumper wire in one of the open relay positions.
This puts the system into diagnosis mode to ensure all
systems are on line and functioning in the fuel ignition
world. When the pins are jumped, the check engine
light flashes to indicate the DME is running a self
So guess what? Inside the wire harness that exited that
board and went straight to the DME, was an intermittent
short between these two circuits. We did not find any place
on the harness that showed any signs of pinching, incorrect
routing, nothing. When nothing was found with the harness
the DME became suspect. So we eliminated these two
circuits to the DME and test drove. Over and over and over
and over. Problem was eliminated. We monitored every
input to the DME while driving and found everything to
be absolutely spot on. Car was declared right and has not
had a single problem since........
I cannot say definitively that only a factory engineer
could have found that, but the information about those
circuits and their purpose has never surfaced on this side
of the Atlantic. In our wiring diagrams at that time, the
wires and their connections were innocuous to us. They
had no meaning and no explanation. I have not looked
lately to see if maybe the connections have at least been
given a name. Like ROW emissions or something.
Love what I do!
The Perfect Guy Trip
by Bob Kuykendall AIA
Last June, my wife had this great idea.
She dearly wanted to take our daughter to
New York this fall to see the sights, catch some
Broadway shows, and even sign up for the “Sex and the
City” tour. A true
Cosmo’s of course.
Luckily for me I said
“yes, that sounds like a
She was excited,
and as I helped her
book a nice NY hotel,
and find the best airfares and show tickets on the internet,
it dawned on me to ask “hey- this is a world class trip, so
where do the guys get to go?”
And then it hit me…..my son Robert and I would go
to Germany and visit car museums, including the new
Porsche museum at Zuffenhausen. Yes, a perfect guy’s trip
- Autobahn, German cars, Porsche, and Oktoberfest. My
wife agreed, that sounded like a good idea. So, we had our
green light. Yes!
Open Itinerary. That’s the way my son and
I prefer to travel. No advance reservations,
no pressure to be anywhere at any time, free
to roam and stay where the staying was good.
All we had to do was catch that flight back on
Monday. Five days of German bliss and open
I’ve decided that planning and dreaming
about a trip is almost more fun than actually
being there. Let’s see, we land in Frankfurt
and need an Autobahn worthy car. But at 1.6
dollars to the euro, I’ve got to go easy here.
Just a cheap ride, like a VW Golf, is going to
run about $500 for 4 days. No Porsche Carrera
S on this trip, although Avis did have them at
the airport. Luckily, I used my upgrades and at least moved
us up to a Mercedes C class, a C180 Kompressor with built
in navigation. This would do….our Autobahn warrior was
As soon as we land, we are southbound to Stuttgart.
When the gray circular sign with a diagonal white stripe (no
speed limit) finally appears, we are immediately hammer
down, but not for more than three to four kilometers at a
time due to heavy traffic. Aaargghhh- we are finally on the
autobahn, but can’t go maximum speed just yet. Patience!
photos by Bob Kuykendall
After touring downtown Stuttgart, we go to bed early
so that we would be fresh for tomorrow’s two museums-
Porsche and Mercedes. I could barely sleep!
As Clint Blackman reported in a previous issue of
Slipstream, the new Porsche museum is world class and you
can easily take the train to within 300 feet of the front door.
Robert and I spent all morning there, and after about 3-1/2
hours of seeing every important 917, 962, Gmund no. 001,
Carrera RS, RS Spyder, and development history of all the
early cars, I told my son we needed to leave. Did I just say
that? I simply couldn’t take any more, as I was mentally
wiped out- too much, too great, beyond mere mortal sensory
overload. You have to see this place!
But don’t leave Stuttgart without seeing the Mercedes
museum on the other side of town. After a quick lunch and
another train ride, I was gaining my strength back. As we
approach the MB museum, I am taken by the architecture.
Yes, it’s the building you see on the US commercial where
they crash the new E-coupe through the lobby glass. So
industrial, high tech, over-engineered, and Bauhaus inspired.
Yes, this is Germany all right.
At the Mercedes museum, it’s all about development of
the automobile over time, as each ramp takes you down thru
the next decade
of world history
and the evolution
race car display
to display all
race cars from
300 SLR to
H a m i l t o n ’ s
Formula 1 world
McLaren. In fact, a simulator ride puts you in the McLaren
at Monte Carlo. Wow!
That evening, it’s on to Bavaria. As a respite from
automotive heaven, we will spend the next day going
“castleing” as we spent the night at Füssen near the Austrian
border at a Zimmer Frie. The food was unexpectedly 5-star
at our cheap inn. The bacon-wrapped venison was typical
German cuisine. The next morning, it’s on to the castles of
Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Maybe I’ll add a
throne room to my house!
Bavaria to Munich, what great country roads, green
meadows that look like the Sound of Music, flower
balconies, and cows wearing bells. Wooden barns and
the friendliest people on earth
(except for Texans of course.)
We enter the Autobahn west
of Munich in an unrestricted
section. Whooosh- a screaming
black M6 goes by at what
looked to be 300 kph. OMG!
It takes three kilometers before
we dare enter that 3rd lane.
We push our little 4-banger to
230 kph (about 143 mph) and
are finally able to stay up with
the big boys. But, that M6 is
probably already in Munich.
Oktoberfest! Yes, it’s the
last weekend and it’s Friday,
so I booked a hotel in advance,
which was smart. The whole downtown area is sold out.
We are staying out by the airport, and the train stop is not
far away. The perfect logistics for getting to/from the beer
I had no idea! We arrive at the Theresienwiese only to
find about 200,000 people already there. They have been
drinking beer since 10:00 in the morning. Just imagine a
Texas State Fair and two Cowboy games letting out at the
same time. And this size crowd every day for three weeks!
But, we are taken by the fact that the Germans are
there to have fun, not just drink, so there are no fights
or drunken brawls. Just singing and chanting. Yes,
I’ll have another liter of Augustiner. Prost!
Our last day takes us to the BMW museum
near the old Olympic grounds. Here we go again!
Unbelievable architecture, world class displays,
fantastic cars. The fabric Z car, my old 3.0 CS,
M-class development, history of the aviation
engines. It’s all here, in an underground sustainable
building with a green roof. We are so far behind in
Alas…it is time to go. But we still have a few
hours before our flight from Munich to London,
then home. What could we do to kill a few hours?
AUTOBAHN! we both say at the same time, so we
head north on the A9 towards Berlin. After wringing
out the C-class for all she had, we were finally done.
Everyone wondered why we were laughing and smiling so
much as we boarded the plane. What’s wrong with those
I didn’t have the heart to tell them – after all, this was all
my wife’s idea!
2700 B West Pioneer PkWy
(125 feet s. of Pioneer, on the W. side of Corzine st.)
Arlington, texAs 76013
It’s Easy to Play:
Play here for Fun and Education and find the
Play for Prizes on the Web at http://mavpca.org
Answers and Winners to be posted at the end of
Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this and the
Web Trivia together!
Congratulations to our November Web Winner
getting all five correct and will
receive a $25 Gift Certificate to
Honorable Mentions for getting all 5 answers correct;
Carey Spreen, Cyril Reif, and Mark Hanna. The Tie-breaker is by a Drawing!!!
1. The Maverick Region is in Zone 5 of the PCA. How many Zones are
there in the PCA
a. 5 b. 10 c. 11 d. 13
2. In the Porsche World we have lots of initials that stand for something.
Just as we learned PDK, we now find there is ‘PTV’ which stands for?
a. Porsche Torque Vectoring b. Porsche Transmission Velocity
c. Porsche Transaxle Velocity
d. Porsche Timing Venturi
3. The newest special 3.8L car to come out of Porsche is the 250 Limited
Edition 911 Sport Classic. You will be able to order one unless you live
in the _____?
a. UK b. USA c. Middle East d. Netherlands
4. One of the rarest Porsche’s ever built was the one-off Hispano-Aleman
Vizcaya. It was a re-bodied ______?
a. 1967 911 ST b. 1973 911 RS c. 1970 914-6
d. 1970 908/3
5. A new Porsche Driving Experience has now opened at the Silverstone
Track in the UK. A Half-day YouDrive@Porsche course cost just
_____ per person and you can book this for yourself or as a gift. Just
visit the Website at www.porsche.co.uk/experience for all the info.
a. 115 GBP b. 135 GBP c. 165 GBP d. 195 GBP
Answers: 1) d 2) a 3) b 4) c 5) c
New Member Spotlight: Rich Wiegard
by Andrea Bell
This month’s spotlight is on Rich
Wiegard. Rich says he’s always
been a sports car nut. After
graduating from college, he had a 1994
Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo and helped start
the Twin Turbo Z’s of Dallas club. After
that he owned several BMWs. He thought
he’d stick with those for a
while, until a friend told him he should drive a
Porsche. Always one to love a good test drive,
he didn’t think it would hurt to just drive one.
That started a search all over the country for
just the right car. He ended up finding his 2002
911 Turbo with X50 package with only 8,500
miles on it just 15 miles away from his Frisco
home. This proud Porsche owner was already
attending his first DE event at Motorsport
Ranch within a month of owning his Porsche.
Rich is originally from Houston, where his
parents still live. He’s been mostly in the DFW
area since graduating from Texas A&M in 1994. He has a
sister living in Frisco about a mile away with her husband
and twin children. Rich got engaged back in August with
wedding plans in Kauai in March. She’s attended two DE
events with him and loves the “P-Car,” so he figured she was
a good catch. He says he just needs time to convince her to
trade in her VW Beetle for her own “P-Car.”
Besides being a car nut and participating in DE events,
he enjoys a wide variety of other activities. He played
racquetball competitively in college and still plays a couple
times a week. He
loves to travel, see
new places and
try new foods. In
his spare time, he
enjoys playing on
his Xbox 360. He
going to movies and
been told he is pretty
good in the kitchen
and adds that he enjoys spending time with his fiancée who
shares many of the same hobbies.
MRPCA welcomes Rich!
We can help you earn Deductible Rewards. Earn $100 off
your deductible for every year you don’t have an accident,
up to $500 total. Call us today.
7500 STONEBROOK PARKWAY,
Feature is optional and subject to terms and conditions. Available in select states now and in most states by
1/31/06 (subject to regulatory approval where required). Deductible Rewards apply to collision
coverage.Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL. © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company
Experience Your Porsche in a New Way!
By driving on a real North Texas racetrack
Eagles Canyon Raceway is the beautiful culmination of years worth of
research, planning & design into the rolling hills of North Texas near DFW.
Eagles Canyon Raceway features 2.55 miles, 4 straights over 1,300 feet long, 11
turns, and 340 feet of overall elevation change. Eagles Canyon is a true driver's
track, and is planned to host all classes of events from the top level racing series
to club racing and private HPDE days.
We are proud to receive PCA events including Club Racing and look forward to
each and every event!
With an EC Membership you can enjoy driving on a track that is quickly
becoming history in the making. We offer all that you need including a
challenging track, high octane fuel & a grill for lunch. Join us by signing up at
www.eaglescanyon.com or call for information at 940-466-9775.
Complete Porsche Service
3029 Caddo Trail
Lake Worth, TX 76135
New! BHP Stainless 911 Headers
Expert Suspension Set-ups
Custom Roll Cages
Parts, Service, Restoration
Happy Hour at Trinity Hall Pub
by Chris Christensen
Okay, so you say you’re tired of
Mexican Food and would like
to try something different?
Well, at this month’s Happy Hour located at
The Trinity Pub, there were an assortment
of options ranging from Irish fare such as:
Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and
Mash (Pork Sausage) – or a French Dip
(not sure how that got there), burgers or a Pulled Pork BBQ
or Texas BBQ or Lamb Chops. Nothing was left out and it
seemed everyone was satisfied with the food.
But food is not the only option on the menu – how about
157+ choices of brews, 22 Irish Whiskey’s and 22 different
wines. Now if beer is a comfort food for you – and I think
there are a few of us who would admit to that – then this is
the Pub for you. Some of the ale’s have rather interesting
names such as; Arrogant Bastard (who knew), Double-Wide
– India Pale Ale (US housing in India?) and The Sixth Glass
– Quadrupel Ale (we would walk home). We passed on the
whiskey, to avoid negotiating the local law enforcement in
our Porsche, but if you have a ride and like the Irish Mash
you shouldn’t be disappointed.
Somewhat concealed directly off Mockingbird Lane in
Mockingbird Station – the Pub is relatively easy to find. But,
parking can be a problem; the best bet is to use the parking
garage while the restaurant is a short walk up a couple of
flights of outdoor stairs to the front door. Seating outside
is available weather of course permitting, where smoking is
plenty of seating
for even large
we had a few new
members join us.
It’s nice to know
Ed Boudreau with Robert & DebbieThompson
Region continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Madhu and
Roshni Rao, the owners of a new 911S coupe joined in the
festivities along with Dan Boudreau (recently purchased a
928) – so with our new members we had a little over 25
enthusiasts sharing Porsche stories at dinner.
So, to diverge for a moment and talk about the new
Panamera, a sports sedan that is too cool. We are sure some
of you have been curious and seen one of these sedans
close up- perhaps at Parade? In our view seeing a new car
on the road is a telling sign of its proportions and overall
attractiveness. Since its “behind” seems to be the talk of
most enthusiasts – this writer is interested in seeing the back
photos by Bob Lewis
end on the road along with the rest of it of course. Internal
seating and other features are something akin to the seating in
a high performance aircraft-only better. But of course, only
time will tell if the Panamera is a success. It certainly has
once again sharpened
the comments of all
Porschefilles, but then
so did the Cayenne
when it was launched.
Now Porsche is
scheduling a new
mini-version of the
the new Panamera
will be the kind of “Change” we can all live with.
Once again we look forward to the holiday season and
wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving – it is upon us
again. Why does time seem to go faster the older you get?
We hope to see you all at next month’s Happy Hour
which will be held on December 17, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at
Big Bucks Brewery and Steak House, located at 2501 Bass
Pro Drive, Grapevine. As always everyone is welcome….
see you there.
by James W. DePetro
First impressions of a Minnesota guy racing a
Porsche in Texas: First, the Boxster is much
more responsive than a snowmobile. Second,
I enjoy having the instructor sit in the seat next to me
rather than behind me with his hands wrapped around
my waist. Third, the Porsche will actually spin in a 360
whereas a snowmobile that spins out usually results in
being buried under the snow with the sled on top of
you. I have decided that the Porsche is the preferable
mode of transportation.
I would like to thank Michael Pelletier for inviting
me to the event, allowing me to drive his silver bullet,
and being my driving instructor. Michael, you provided
me with a phenomenal experience and I thank you. I
know that I was initially hard on your clutch, given the
white smoke pouring out of the car during my spinout
into the cones not to mention the rancid stench that
persisted all the way home, and I appreciate that you
didn’t punch me. My favorite quote in the car was
when you yelled “two hands on the wheel, quit driving
like a gangster.” Even today, I am cognizant of the
by Clint Blakman
Maverick Region members took a “West
Texas Sunday Drive” to Mineral Wells. I
teamed up with the Mad Maps Company
and ran the “Sidewinder” route of the Mad Maps “Get
Outa Town” series. This “Wild Wild West” tour started
in Weatherford by their 100 year old courthouse and
snaked through the northernmost part of the Texas Hill
County. Thirty two Porsche cars crossed the high plains
to enjoy scenic vistas of big blue skies and Texas “Wide
Open” spaces. From the
mesas to the meadows...
smiles came with every
curve. After two hours
on the trail, the we arrived
in Mineral Wells; famous
for mineral “healing
waters” in the 1930s.
Judy Garland, Clark
Gable, Marlene Dietrich,
all came to Mineral Wells
to “take the waters.” The
three and nine positions as I drive my SUV down the
I would like to thank the Maverick Region of the
Porsche Club of America for allowing me to drive
at their Charity Autocross. The members of the
organization seemed to relate to each other like a family
and I felt welcomed as if one of them. You provided
me a professional and safe experience.
Lastly, I thought y’all would like to know the song
that was running through my mind throughout each of
the ten laps. Check out the song “Going the Distance”
by the band Cake. If you don’t, here is a little snippet:
Reluctantly crouched at the starting line~Engines
pumping and thumping in time~The green light
flashes, the flag goes up~Churning and burning, they
yearn for the cup~They deftly maneuver and muscle
for rank~Fuel burning fast on an empty tank~Reckless
and wild they pour thru the turns~Their prowess is
potent and secretly stern.
Thank you all, my bucket list’s one line shorter!
Mavs stopped at the “Famous Mineral Water Company,”
home of the world famous “Crazy Water!” The name
stuck when a known crazy lady became sane after
drinking this famous mineral water. After a glasses of
Crazy Water No. 3, we all reported we were “Rarrin to
Go!” So if you find yourself near Mineral Wells, Texas
stop by and have a glass of “Crazy Water”.... “you’ll be
glad ya did!”
Additional information about the Crazy
Water Co. can be found at
Additional information about Mad
Maps can be found at
photos by Clint Blackman
Save the flash!
Owning a Porsche is a unique experience.
Do your part to preserve the experience...
keep the flash alive!
by Brian Shiu
love November. With it comes cooler weather,
Thanksgiving and Porsche Palooza. This past
November my very understanding wife, Maire
Shannon, and I were fortunate to be able to attend Porsche
Palooza for the second
time. If you’ve never
heard of Porsche Palooza,
it’s a weekend long feast
for the Porsche junkie.
The annual event is based
in a quaint, tourist town in
northwest Arkansas called Eureka Springs. Back in the day,
someone must have discovered both gold and water there
and then named the place accordingly. I haven’t used my
mad interweb skills to verify that though.
This year, 294 people brought 173 cars to Palooza. One
attendee came all the way from North Carolina and one of
my best friends and his son came from Colorado. I was glad
to see several others from the Maverick Region attend for
the first time.
everyone from a
car show to tech
sessions to my
miles and miles of
curves of all types – high speed sweepers, hairpins, uphill,
downhill and yes, blind - that hug the topography of the
Ozark Mountains. Now imagine them lacking expansion
joints, potholes and all other sworn enemies of our tightly
suspensioned cars. Now imagine virtually no traffic (except
for the occasional deer). You getting the picture?
These drives provide more fun than my limited
vocabulary can effectively communicate and for a native of
Dallas, where the roads are patterned after a sheet of graph
paper, they are pure nirvana. Four of your five senses are
on the “giddy” setting as a train of 60 or so Porsches rip
through the Ozarks. They’re so much fun that I chose to
forego most of the other events, instead opting for more pure
driving pleasure. These roads are the kind that the good
doctor had in mind when he created the first Porsche……..
and every one since then.
Another personal highlight was that for the second year,
we offered the use of our Carrera GT to Palooza’s organizers
to benefit a local non-profit organization. The idea was to
sell raffle tickets where the winner of a drawing would go
for, you guessed it, a spirited drive in the car and all the
proceeds raised by selling tickets would go to the non-profit.
The organizers chose Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center as their non-profit. Morning Star takes in injured
wildlife with the goal of
rehabilitating the animal
to where it can be released
back to its natural habitat.
As it turns out, each
year, a senior citizen won
the raffle. Now driving the
CGT is often an exercise in sheer terror even if you take it
easy on the volume pedal. Having warned the winners that
I have scared myself senseless more times than I care to
admit, I was surprised when both of them wanted to really
experience the capabilities (within my lame driving skills
of course) of the CGT. I was more than happy to oblige,
but when the rides were over, I’m not so sure they were.
I’m happy to report that both winners are still upright today
and it’s been a privilege to help out Morning Star in a small
Most importantly, Palooza is about the people. That
same phrase is repeated about every Porsche event, so why
should Palooza be any different? I’ve met a lot of people
at Palooza and many now go way beyond being mere
acquaintances. These are genuine people who don’t care if
your Porsche’s a Carrera GT or if it’s radio controlled, and
don’t care if you’re an air cooler or water cooler. These are
the kinds of friends that I now stay in touch with throughout
the year and can share life’s victories and concerns with and
are without a doubt the best part of Palooza.
All too soon,
the “depart for
home” alarm on the
iphone is chiming
and it’s back to
reality. Now a
month later, I call
on my failing
memory and feel so
blessed to have been able to attend Palooza. I got to spend
the weekend with my aforementioned very understanding
wife and great friends driving some of the best roads this
great nation has to offer. How much better can it get? It
can’t until I can figure out how to stuff our 3 kids into our
cars and bring them along. The Good Lord willing, Porsche
Palooza will be an annual pilgrimage for us. November
can’t get here soon enough. I invite you to look up and see
what Palooza is all about at www.pca-palooza.com.
- 11,000 sq Feet of the Top Technology
- Comfortable Waiting Area with WIFI
- 100+ Years of Technician Experience
- Fully Air Contitioned Shop
- Green Building, Eco Friendly
- Convenient Location
- Competitive Pricing
- Same Friendly Service
Specializing in: Porsche
We service all makes and models • Come see us in our new shop!
1975 Archer Way • Lewisville TX, 75077 • 972-317-4005
1 mile West of I-35 behind Sonic!
German Engineering With Southern Hospitality
At Nine-Eleven, we’ve built a reputation for understanding our customers’ needs —
quality service, convenient location, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and personalized
service that is unmatched in the Metroplex. When you trust your car to us, you will
have the peace of mind that it will be serviced correctly the first time. Every time.
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
or need timely information about your car.
Our clean shop, well-stocked parts department, and comfortable waiting room ensure
that you and your car will get the kind of service you deserve. Maintained tools and
equipment. Clean cars. We are meticulous about details.
Our parts department is also second to none. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you
in finding that necessary part or after-market option you require. We are an authorized
dealer for high-performance Recaro seating, Yokohama Tires, Bilstein Shocks, Bosch,
and many others. This ensures that whether you are a casual driver or an enthusiast who
needs race prep assistance, Nine-Eleven has the experience and knowledge to keep your
car running at peak performance.
Cindy Lane Lane
Joe Field Field Rd. Rd.
Nine-Eleven Enterprises, Inc.
Service, Accessories & Parts for BMW,
Mercedes & Porsche
2120 Cindy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229
We are conveniently located near the intersection of Stemmons and LBJ Freeways
in Dallas. We offer emergency towing service 24 hours a day and have arranged
for special rental car rates with area rental agencies. Come by for a visit between
7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or call for a service appointment.
911/930- 1969 to 1989
800-840-6162…For More Info..
by Joel Nannis
Dallas, TX 75204
Baker, Jon (Laura)
Dallas, TX 75214
2003 911 4S
David, Mary & Shanti
Denton, TX 76208
Hershman, Bill (Betty)
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Grapevine, TX 76051
2001 Boxster S
Reid, Brian (Suzanne)
Lantana, TX 76226
2006 Carrera S
Arlington, TX 76010-7418
Potadle, Mark & Maria
Roanoke, TX 76262
Del Monte, Betsy
Del Monte, Richard
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide, call
Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600.
Dallas, TX 75230
The 2010 Porsche Parade
St. Charles, Illinois · July 3-9, 2010
PCA’s National Convention offers:
Autocross · Concours · Rally
Driving Tours · Tech Sessions
Social Events · and more!
Explore the beautiful Fox River Valley
and nearby Chicago-area attractions.
Learn more and
March 9, 2010
so start planning now!
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. E-mail your ad to email@example.com by the 10th to have your ad run in the following month’s Slipstream. Be sure to
include car year, make and model, its mileage and asking price, as well as a contact name, phone number and /or e-mail address. All parts will be advertised on our website. 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: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, Beautiful example of a rust free Texas/
Florida Carrera Coupe, Guards Red/Brown Leather Interior 91,000 miles. All
original except for newer cup wheels. Have many records and original window
sticker. Great daily driver, runs and drives wonderfully. In a pinch and need to sell.
Asking $19,500 OBO Steve Wright - 972-359-9425 firstname.lastname@example.org. (1)
For Sale: 2000 Boxster, black,black, 35,000 miles, tiptronic, 2nd owner, always
garaged, 30kmi maintenance done, no mechanical issues, new frt brake shoes, back
shoes and rotors excellent, top excellent, minor front apron paint chips, battery
and spare excellent, tool kit complete. Asking $16,500 for outstanding original
example, contact Howard by email: email@example.com. (1)
For Sale: 2000 GT3 Cup Car, ‘04 brakes, shocks, air box and rear quarter vent
windows. Lexan windshield, Aim dash. 3 sets wheels (2 dry, 1 wet). Gurney flap,
monoboall front control arms, current PCA logbook, consistent podium finisher.
Sealed engine, fresh oil, one race on pads and rotors... ready to race today. Tie
downs included. $71,500. Street trades considered. Carl Amond 817-481-8371
or firstname.lastname@example.org. (1)
For Sale: 2002 C4S, WPOAA29912S623410. Seal Grey metallic/Graphite grey,
no dents, dings, scrapes or scratches. 27k one non-smoker owner miles. Turbo
(genuine hollow spoke) wheels. “Clear bra”, LoJack, Certificate of Authenticity,
Advanced Technic Package, surround sound with 6pack CD, colored crest wheel
caps, lumbar support leather seats, floor mats, carbon trim package, Gel cell
battery. Always garaged. Zero track days. $41,500. Street trades considered,
but I am not generous. Carl Amond, phone (817) 481-8371 or email carlamond@
For Sale: 2008 Boxster S, black/black, 9500 miles, 6 speed, red dials/seat
belts, Cayman S wheels, Bi-Xenons, chrome exhaust pipe, clear side markers,
Bose, Preferred Package, Porsche Windstop, auto climate control, Cert of Auth.
Orig MSRP -- $62.5. Sale price -- $42,900. Contact Mike at 972-824-4470 or
email at email@example.com (2)
For Sale: 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, 100,000 Miles-Asking
$20,500.00 Brian 832-618-0056, firstname.lastname@example.org (2)
For Sale: 1984 Porsche Carrera Cab, white with black top, 71,400 miles.
Pirelli tires with only a couple 1000 miles on them. Excellent condition, only
driven on sunny days. $17,900. For information call 817 - 301 – 8140 Gunter
Pawlowski email@example.com (2)
For Sale: 1990 911 C2 Cabriolet 5 spd, White with blue. 66,000 mi., 2nd
owner (first CA, now TX). Always garaged. No mechanical issues what so ever.
Serviced at Mayo and Zim’s. Body & Paint (9/10). Original Top (8/10). Completely
rebuilt AC including in dash module (Remanufactured by Otto’s in Venice, CA).
New Brakes, rotors, and lines. Over $30K invested. Asking $21,500.00 Contact
Frank Labriola Office: 817-812-3166, Mobile: 516-384-4987 or firstname.lastname@example.org (3)
For Sale: 1997 911 Carrera Coupe, Glacier White with Classic Gray leather
interior, 88,000 miles, sunroof, power seats, 17” wheels, top end rebuild at 63,000
mi, AC rebuild at 82,000 mi, orig recs, car orig from Texas. $32,000. Contact Paul
at 214-930-4697 or BueterPaul@gmail.com (2)
For Sale: 1999 996 Coupe, Triptronic, Alpine White, leather, Navigation, 6
disk CD, new wheels and tires, SS lower engine shield, car is bone stock except for
new areo front bumper, 34K miles, Email for pics and info. $26000 mudduck0@
swbell.net, Home phone 817-921-2468 (2)
For Sale: 2005 987 Boxster , Guards Red $25,500, 37K 5 speed, Bose, auto
climate control, power seats, black leather, wind deflector excellent condition.
Owner is now working in Kuwait and has no need for this great Porsche. Call: Bob
Nordin at 817-806-1616, cell 817-821-9051 bob.nordin@Lhoist.com (2)
Slipstream Advertiser Index
These advertisers support the Maverick Region... the Mavericks support these advertisers!
All State Insurance (972) 377-7788 Page 21
Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.
Autocrossnumbers.com (972) 670-2483 Page 25
Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 16
Boardwalk Porsche (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.
Boxster Spec (817) 896-5825 Page 13
Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 23
Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 22
Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 29
German Technologies Inc. (817) 540-0712 Page 27
Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 27
Istook’s MotorSport Svcs (817) 332-6547 Page 25
Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 20
James L. Falgout, P.C. (972) 669-2370 Page 13
Louden Motorcar Svcs (972) 241-6326 I.B.C.
For advertising rates and information contact
Jan Mayo at email@example.com
Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 19
Mean Green Travel (940) 565-8111 Page 11
Mullenix Motorsport (972) 231-5356 Page 22
Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 20
911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 30
Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 6
RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 15
RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 30
Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2
Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 30
State Farm Insurance (214) 387-0003 B.C.
UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 21
Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 13
Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 23
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
Hiram Saunders, Slipstream
Southlake, TX 76092
Paid at Fort Worth, TX