Slipstream - January 2010


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

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January 2010 - Published by the Maverick Region

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Maverick Region

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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

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

Cliff’s Ramblings.......................................17

New Member Spotlight..............................21

New Wheels...............................................31



Advertiser Index.........................................32

Upcoming Events

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

Time Trial School MW................................3

Member’s Party............................................3


Autocross School Penn................................5

Driver Education EC...................................7

Board Meeting..............................................8

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

Charity Autocross.......................................26

Crazy Water................................................26


Goodie Store................................................9

Feels Like Home........................................10

The Longest Road to Porsche Happiness...12

The Perfect Guy Trip..................................18

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

Porsche Palooza..........................................28

Volume 48 January 2010, Issue 1

Go Online for Latest Updates on Events

Day January


6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Happy Hour

28 Southlake Lunch

31 Member’s Party

Day March

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

Day February

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

18 Happy Hour

25 Southlake Lunch

27 Time Trial School MW

Day April

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

Richard Bradley


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January 1


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.


January 3


Mike Brodigan



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


Carey Spreen


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

Tannia Dobbins



Sunday Drives

Swap Meets

Tech Sessions

Trivia Chair

Web Site

Zone 5 Rep.


Christey Payne

Keith Olcha

Clint Blackman

Robyn Howard

Ed Mullenix

Jerry DeFeo

Denny Payne

James Shoffit

Vice President

Bryan Bell


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.

Andrea Bell


Bryan Bell


Bob Benson


Clint Blackman


Richard Bradley


Chris Christensen


Jerry DeFeo


Tannia Dobbins


Mark Gluck


Jack Griffin &

Frank Briggs

John Hamilton



Lisa Steele


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.

Monda Hanna


Jeff Herrmann


Robyn Howard


Travis Howard


Bob Lewis


Mike Lockas


Jan Mayo


Chuck McCoy


Andy Mears


Bill Miller


Ed Mullenix


Please help us to keep growing!


Jim Falgout



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.

Joel Nannis


Keith Olcha



Christy Payne


Denny Payne

Matt Platts



John Sandusky


Darron Shaffer



Wendy Shoffit

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James Shoffit



Carey Spreen


Fran Ussery




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!

January 5

Selected Highlights:

- 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

steer adjustment

- 930 Turbo Front Calipers and Rotors

- Period-correct RS ‘long hood’

Factory fenders, hood, etc.

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January 7

Maverick Minutes

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.

January 9

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

new Panamera

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

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

is stunning.

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.



Owned and operated by Jay Walker, II,

maverick region member since 1997.



1021 W. Prairie at UNT |

January 11

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.


January 13

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


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January 15


Cliff’s Ramblings

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

about now.)

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

is flashing?”

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

from ours.

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

diagnostic routine.

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!


January 17

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

Cosmopolitan ladies’

weekend, drinking

Cosmo’s of course.

Luckily for me I said

“yes, that sounds like a

dream trip.”

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… 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

road adventure.

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

of Daimler-Benz

products. The

race car display

is phenomenalusing

a banked

track section

to display all

the important

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

the US!

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!

January 19

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January Trivia

It’s Easy to Play:

Play here for Fun and Education and find the

Answers below


Play for Prizes on the Web at

with the

Answers and Winners to be posted at the end of

the Month

Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this and the

Web Trivia together!

Congratulations to our November Web Winner

Josef Stuhlreyer

getting all five correct and will

receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

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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 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

enjoys entertainingfamily

and friends,

going to movies and

landscaping. He’s

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and adds that he enjoys spending time with his fiancée who

shares many of the same hobbies.

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January 23

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

permissible, and

plenty of seating

for even large


This month

we had a few new

members join us.

It’s nice to know

Ed Boudreau with Robert & DebbieThompson

the Maverick

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

Cayenne. Hopefully

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.

January 25

Charity Autocross

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

Crazy Water

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!


January 27

Porsche Palooza

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.

Palooza has

something for

everyone from a

car show to tech

sessions to my

personal favorite,

the “spirited”

drives. Imagine

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


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January 29

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Alkier, Chris

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2006 911

Baker, Jon (Laura)

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2003 911 4S


Martelle, Edward

Neil, William

Webster, Jerry

Williams, Tom

Wood, Stuart

Fisher, William

Houghton, William

David, Mary & Shanti

Denton, TX 76208

2002 Boxster

Hershman, Bill (Betty)

Flower Mound, TX 75028

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Grapevine, TX 76051

2001 Boxster S

Reid, Brian (Suzanne)

Lantana, TX 76226

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Sample, Ron

Arlington, TX 76010-7418

1999 Carrera

Potadle, Mark & Maria

Roanoke, TX 76262

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Barnett, Robert

Blanchard, Andrew

Danielson, David

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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 (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: (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 (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@ (1)

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 (2)

For Sale: 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, 100,000 Miles-Asking

$20,500.00 Brian 832-618-0056, (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 (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 (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 (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@, 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 (2)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

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All State Insurance (972) 377-7788 Page 21

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Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 23

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Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 20

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911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 30

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 6

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 15

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