• Father’s Day Picnic
• Sunday Drive
• Rally School
• Wild Wildflowers
• May at Mayo’s
November 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
Maverick Minutes ........................................8
Cliff’s Ramblings .......................................19
New Member Spotlight .............................23
Tech Corner ...............................................28
New Wheels ...............................................31
Advertiser Index ........................................32
Volume 48 November 2010, Issue 11
Go Online for Latest Updates on Events
Calendar of Events.......................................1
Celebration & Awards Dinner......................3
Sunday Drive - Turkey Chase ....................... 5
Board Meeting .............................................8
Driver Education - EC ...............................11
Founders’ Day & Holiday Party .................12
Happy Hour at Mac’s Steak & Seafood 24
Tech Session - Mullenix ............................28
Celebration & Awards Dinner....................28
Past Event Recaps
Fall Season DE Arrives ..............................10
Zims Swap Meet & Concours ...................17
Happy Hour at BJ’s Restaurant ..................24
My First Porsche... Club ............................26
Trivia Contest ..............................................7
New Porsche Speedster ................................9
3 Board Meeting
6 AX/TT End of Season
Celebration & Awards Dinner
9 Lewisville Lunch
13-14 Driver Education EC
18 Happy Hour - Mac’s
21 Sunday Drive - Turkey Chase
27 Tech Session @ Mullenix
1 NEW YEARS
5 Board Meeting
11 Lewisville Lunch
20 Happy Hour - Love & War
27 Southlake Lunch
EC - Eagle’s Canyon, Slidell
MW- Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells
MSR- Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson
TMS- Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth
Penn- Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford
8 Board Meeting
11 Founder’s Day & Holiday Party
12 Sunday Drive-Christmas
14 Lewisville Lunch
16 Happy Hour - Bavarian Grill
23 Southlake Lunch
2 Board Meeting
8 Lewisville Lunch
17 Happy Hour - TBD
24 Southlake Lunch
By Blair Hartsfield
Warming up the track!
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2010 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
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Mike Brodigan, President
Well another great year of
fun and fellowship with our
Maverick Porsche buddies
is coming to an end. Just think, there
are only two Sunday drives, a DE at
Eagles Canyon Raceway, three more
Porsche Lunches (well, there are four
scheduled, but I think we might blow
off the one on Thanksgiving Day), and two more really
cool Happy Hours, (one in Plano, one in Colleyville).
In addition to all this, we have the Autocross and Time
Trial award celebration at Dave and Busters, and our
annual FOUNDER’S DAY and HOLIDAY
CELEBRATION! What an ending! This Year Founder’s
Day is at the fabulous Gaylord Texan Resort on Lake
Grapevine. This is a can’t miss event. Christy Payne
and her gang have put together an awesome program
that is long on fun, and short on award presentations.
The price is
great, and I will
even buy you a
drink. Check the
web site, or the
ad in this issue
for more details.
Bell was tending
to our Region
Judy and I
were on a longanticipated
and Ireland. We
sure had a blast. Besides the beautiful scenery, there were
lots and lots of castles, churches, sheep, and pubs. Lots
of pubs. Now you have to understand that on most of our
travels Judy is in charge. She does a great job of seeking out
all the great places to visit and what to see. This trip Mike
took control. We had seven days in Ireland, with most of our
activities pre-planned by our tour group. When we had free
time, I announced that I had set a goal of visiting at least 30
different Irish pubs, and have at least one drink in each one.
Now I know that this was a very lofty objective, but I had
a lot of encouragement from our fellow travelers, and Judy
was a pretty good sport about it. I made number 30 on our
last day at 4:30 pm. Success!
Mav of the Month
This month, Andy Mears is our Mav of the Month. Andy
is in charge of the distribution side of our Slipstream team.
He has had the job for over 10 years. Andy works with the
printers, mail service agency and the Post Office to get our
Magazine out as soon as possible.
For being the Maverick of the Month, The Silver Fox
in Grapevine is giving Andy dinner for two at their award
winning steak house.
Andy, thanks for all you do.
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).
AX Chair Tannia Dobbins
TT Lewisville Chair Milton, Travis James Howard
AX/TT Lewisville Registrar Michael
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
DE Registrar Joel Nannis
DE Safety Bob Benson
Email List Modr. Bob Benson
Goodie Store Pat Friend
Happy Hours Chris
& Mentors Christensen
& Mike Lockas
Membership Joel Nannis
Past President James Shoffit
Public Relations Andrea Bell
Advertising Pat Friend
Event Ad Design Christy Payne
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.
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
One more month, and we will be
looking at the end of another
year... Where did the time go?
Remember, it’s not too late to become
more involved with our club, there’s lots
of great people to meet and things to do.
Make the effort and you will be rewarded.
Please send in articles from any club
event you participate in. We all want to know how much
fun you had and what makes you hit your rev limiter! Just
remember I do have a deadline which you are probably
wondering about and where it went. I continue to strive and
get Slipstream out in a timely manner, but there seems to
always be something that delays its delivery, and for that I
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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 September Web Winner
for getting five out of the five correct.
Carey will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to
1. At the Father’s Day weekend outing at Speed Zone, which
Driver got TTOD (Top Time of the Day)?
a. James Shoffit b. Bryan Bell c. Wendy Shoffit
d. Conner Bell Aug, 2010 Slipstream, p 17
2. Which is the Virtually Invisible Film Material usually used to
make the Invisible Bra that so many people install on their
Porsches? a. Polyethylene b. Polypropylene c. Polystyrene
d. Polyurethane Aug, 2010 Slipstream, p 12
3. In what years did the Porsche 914 have the Plaid Seat Inserts
as an option?
a. 1972-73 b. 1973-74 c. 1974-75 d. 1975-76
914 Restorer’s Guide by Dr B. Johnson, p 72
4. In what year did the Adjustable Passenger Seat become
available in the 914? a. 1972 b. 1973 c. 1974 d. 1975
914 Restorer’s Guide by Dr B. Johnson, p 71
5. In 1973 an Optional Console with Gauges became available
for the 914. The early ones had a Temperature Gauge that
was different from later in the year and all subsequent years.
What was the difference?
a. had a larger Red Area b. had a smaller Red Area
c. had the Temp in degrees Fahrenheit
d. had the Temp in degrees Centigrade
914 Restorer’s Guide by Dr B. Johnson, p 62
Answers: 1) d 2) d 3) d 4) a 5) a
Lisa Steele, Secretary
If you thought last month’s minutes
were short and to the point, just keep
reading these minutes…it won’t take
long I promise. You see, our fabulous
President Mike Brodigan, decided to
take on the challenge of running a very
quick but efficient meeting. We began the
meeting promptly at 7:00pm.
Christy Payne started our round the table discussion
with several updates on upcoming Social Events. She
passed around a list of sponsors and other generous people
who have always donated items for our Silent Auction at
Founder’s Day. Many people promised to call and collect
items for the Silent Auction. Christy also announced that
the AX/TT Awards Celebration at Dave and Busters is all
set to go. She also reported that the Club House for the New
Member Party is no longer available on Sundays, therefore
the party will be scheduled for Saturday, Jan.29th.
Robyn Howard speaking for Travis Howard reported that
the Oct. 2-3 Time Trial and Autocross was good but had low
attendance. There were just enough people to run the event
safely. Robyn also announced that there is only 1 Time Trial
and Autocross event remaining for the season.
Robyn reminded the group about the Swap Meet at Zims
on October 9th. 15% discount on parts…what a great deal!
Bryan Bell had nothin’ to say except that he is looking
forward to the Club Race at Hallett on the weekend of
Oct.16th-17th. Good Luck to ALL Maverick Club Racers!!
Jim Falgout was grinning from ear to ear because he was
happy to announce that he completed his first DE and he
only had 3 spins. Jim was also very happy to report, “We
have money!” Speaking of money, there are a few advertisers
who have still not paid so Pat Friend said he would make
a few calls to those advertisers so they won’t get their ad
pulled from Slipstream.
Pat Friend was pleased to announce that we have 3
new advertisers coming on board to Slipstream. Pat also
reported that the orders for badges had not been what he
was expecting. After some discussion, Wendy Shoffit and
Mike Brodigan said they would look at clubregistration.net
for member information. Hopefully, an order can be placed
Ed Mullenix said that he would try to get a Tech Session
set up for the 27th of November.
Richard Bradley was very excited to announce that
he might have some more help with Slipstream. One of
our members may help take on designing some of the
announcements for our events because she has a graphic
design background. This would really help Christy who
currently designs most if not all of the Event Ads.
Lisa Steele (me) reported that we had a wonderful turn out
for our September DE. We tried a new caterer for this event
and got rave reviews from everyone. We hope to have Del
Norte serving their wonderful cuisine at all of our upcoming
DE’s and all events on the calendar for next year.
Madhu Rao was present to see the true artistry of taking
minutes at our Board Meetings…wink, wink. If you
carefully read last month’s Slipstream, you noticed Mr.
Rao’s name on the Board Officers Ballot for Secretary for
Wendy Shoffit reported that we collected over $500 during
Charity Laps at the September DE. Thank you very much
to Clint’s Sunday Drivers for coming out and donating so
Carey and beautiful daughter Geneva Spreen were present
but did not have much to report. Carey is still working on
Rallies for next year.
CEO Takes Wraps Off New Porsche Speedster
Courtesy Porsche AG
Stuttgart - September 29,
2010 - Matthias Müller, the
new Chief Executive Officer
of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG,
Stuttgart, unveiled the new Porsche
911 Speedster as well as the 911
Carrera GTS Coupé and Cabriolet
models at the Paris Motor Show on
Thursday, September 30. An event organised by the
Volkswagen Group on the evening before this
autumn’s leading motor show opened its
doors the official handover of
responsibilities on the Porsche AG
Board of Management was
seen. After a successful
tenure Michael Macht will
symbolically hand the
Porsche steering wheel to
his successor Matthias
Müller. Matthias Müller’s
assumption of office as
Photos courtesy Porsche AG
Chief Executive Officer coincides with three world
debuts. Only the fourth Speedster to have been
built in Porsche’s history is a model steeped in
purist tradition and reflects the forward-looking
nature of the brand, while the new Carrera GTS
range with wide body and rear-wheel drive
underscores all this.
Clint Blackman announced that the upcoming Sunday
Drive would be through the streets of East Texas. He will
probably using a Mad Maps Route.
Jerry Alprin was a new face at the Board Meeting this
month. He just wanted to see how efficient we truly are!
Welcome Jerry…we hope you come join us at many more
Mike Brodigan finished up the meeting with announcing
the Mav of the Month…Andy Mears deserves this title for
Meeting adjourned at 7:31pm.
Save the flash!
Owning a Porsche is
a unique experience.
Do your part to preserve
keep the flash alive!
Fall Season DE Arrives
By Carrie Carrera
Photos by Blair Hartsfield
September 18-19th started the Maverick Region
Driver Education season. So what is wrong with
Summer officially ends September 22nd, so that’s
why it was still so blasted hot. Afternoon temperatures
in the mid-90s yet we did have sunshine and a mild
breeze. Not quite Fall.
Then there was registration and OH NO – where was
Joel? Wendy Shoffit was managing registration instead,
and did a fine job getting everyone their stickers, wrist
bands and schedules.
Instructor session started pretty much on time, and on
grid we had - OH NO – where was Jan? Our ‘grid babe’
instead was Travis Howard, who made his debut for
Drivers’ Education events from the Auto-X and Time
Trial events. Parade laps each day over lunch raised
a healthy sum of $500+ cash for our club’s favorite
charity –The Hope Shelter. Okay, he’s not quite as cute
as Jan, however grid ran efficiently and without issues
all weekend. Great job Travis.
Yellow group on Saturday seemed to be plagued with
several cars going off course. The not-so-new mown
hay (those from Indiana will get it) caught fire easily
once 3 feet from the edge of the track. So their first few
sessions were cut short so that the safety crews could
put out the grass fires. And so we had to count on Black
Flag to marshal the cars off track and OH NO where
was Joel? James Shoffit, our Zone 5 Rep was handling
black flag this weekend, and at least he wasn’t too busy.
John Hamilton and John Sandusky ran the driver’s
meetings for entrants and instructors respectively. Our
fine hostesses, Andrea Bell and Lisa Steele were making
laps between the paddock and grid restocking water, ice,
a few advanced
promotions – great
So this proves
that even if we are
missing some of our
club has depth
and experience, and can still put on a first class event for
our students and friends. We look forward to seeing you
back again for the October and November Fall DE
snacks and making sure our students were having
fun and getting their cars ready for their run groups.
Okay, GOOD at least that was all normal!! And we
had Sophie the wonder dog at Team 1, although she
spent most of Saturday afternoon not on grid – not
only a good dog, but smart too.
The 3.1 mile course at MotorSport Ranch was
fun and challenging as ever. Several students
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Zims Swap Meet & Concours
Robyn Howard, Swap Meets
This is the best time of year
to clean out the garage, and
it pays to get up early on
Saturday morning! I did, and I found
some great deals as well as some
sweet donuts and coffee to open my
eyes at our annual Zims Swap Meet.
Al Zim gave 15% off all parts at the
counter, another great bonus! All sizes of parts were to
be found, including entire cars. This year a Concours
Photos by Robyn Howard
was included where members could participate in an
informal car show. Believe it or not, Jack Griffin, one of
our Concours Chairs, won with the entry of his beautiful
356 with the matching luggage! What a great way to
spend a beautiful fall morning. See you there next year!
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Cliff’s Ramblings: Riding The Fine Line In A Porsche Workshop
By Cliff Blackshear
With a Porsche that is in its
warranty period, defining
the line between what is
warrantable and what is not, is an issue
that has become most interesting in the
past decade for me. So many owners
now enjoy DE’s and other pursuits with
their P-Car. I’ve been thinking about
that subject a lot lately as I have slowly realized just how
different things are now.
From a pure technician’s perspective it has been an
interesting role for me. In my environment we want to
represent the owner’s needs to the factory. Porsche adjusts
their perspective only when a workshop can properly show
a failure that should not happen when a vehicle is driven on
limit in totally stock (unmodified) form.
Imagine presenting a warranty issue to the factory from
my side. Flywheel seal leak in a GT3, early clutch failure
in a Cayman S, failed synchro in a 997 Twin gearbox,
or overheated power steering fluid issue in any Porsche
assembled since 1997 (intro of Boxster). I could go back
further in time but I’ll go to Boxster intro year for this. All
of them tracked in stock configuration.
Imagine you are looking at these failures and the car
has GT3 seats, harness bar, 5 point harnesses, etc. etc. I
face that dilemma a lot and I’m the one at our shop that
communicates with the factory on failure issues.
Yet it is not hard to deal with. Porsche does not shut the
door on failures that have nothing to do with the car being
driven on the track or modifications to make the car more
track friendly. I can readily answer, “Yes the car is tracked”
to anyone I deal with at PCNA and that has no bearing on
final warrantable decision. Sometimes I get the feeling that
if the car is tracked, they take the failure personally and do
not want it to happen again. I’m serious here.
Certain areas require much thought and understanding.
Example: Drive any Porsche with stock suspension and tires
at the track and lubrication issues rarely occur. Change the
overall grip level with sticky track tires and or suspension
set up strictly track related (hence higher lateral G’s) and
things are much different. Oiling the engine can become an
issue. In our shop, we have worked hard to educate owners
in this area. If you change the car from street design when it
comes to lateral and longitudinal G’s to a track oriented set
up, these forces have to be dealt with. A different lubrication
dynamic has to be considered. Oil separator needs work,
windage tray in oil pan needs “race style” set up. As far as
the factory is concerned that is what GT3RS and Cup Cars
are designed for.
Going to short throw shifters with stock synchros can also
be a problem. The system works well until an owner is really
running some adrenalin and trying to get better lap times,
even then really good drivers do not wear down synchros.
In the past the cars and the technology available were
pretty primitive. A stock Boxster built today has so much
potential it is amazing. Minor upgrades to suspension or
brakes are easy and results are huge. Work on these cars as
long as I have and come out of a 356 as your starter car and
you would understand.
Anyhow. Here is what I’m getting to. I’ve spent time with
factory people for decades at the repair level. Met engineers
that came out to investigate issues way back (for me, actually
first time was early 1972 911S car, late in the year 1972; I’ll
never forget that one).
They still come out today if I report anything new or
unusual on a new car. It is quite different now. There is a
team of engineers that 20 of us dealers report to monthly. I
am required to get in a minimum of 10 reports a month to
them. High res pics are a must and written documentation
of every step taken to resolve an issue is required. We 20
reporting individuals have a special site we go to, set up
just for “product reporting”. There we log on and send our
information. If a part failed we take pics of bar code on part
so they can view production date, where produced, etc. Plus
our feedback on a failure must include symptoms failure
caused, any consequential failures that result in the vehicle,
and pics of all damage etc.
The engineering team is a group of very passionate
people. I absolutely love conversing and reporting to them.
No failure of anything is considered beneath investigating
for them. Something as simple as a light bulb failure can
produce some interesting results.
The cars now have monitoring software that can show
mechanical over-rev situations. Any idea how many people
accidentally pull second gear when intending fourth gear
and at redline in third gear? We see quite a few yearly... It
happens. It is human to make a mistake. Unfortunately that
is an expensive mistake. We’ve seen GT3’s that recorded
11000 RPM over-revs. Amazingly this usually only results
in things like ring gear on flywheel shifts out of position
and often times the clutch disc explodes into pieces. If
the engine checks ok otherwise as far as leak-down tests
and compression check goes, it still leaves many unknown
possible damage that may rear its ugly head at a later time.
Like stretched rod bolts, minutely bent valves that kissed a
piston, etc. I do not ask the factory for assistance in repairs
like that. That is the owner’s responsibility.
It is a moving target for me when people track their cars
and failures occur. I want honesty on all fronts. Porsche
responds well to honest data. I enjoy every minute of being
in this position. It keeps me interested in so many ways.
Cruising along! Cliff
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Member Spotlight: Paige Hamrick
Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair
This month’s new member
spotlight is on Paige Hamrick.
Paige owns a beautiful red
2009 Cayman S. (She actually shared
with me that the car is named Sexy
Sadie.) Paige has had her car since
this past July. Her first sports car
was a 1986 red Fiero GT. She also
currently owns a 2004 BMW Z4 roadster and just sold
her 2006 Mini Cooper S. (I should have asked her if
the other cars had names as well.)
Paige has one sister in Nashville, TN and a niece and
nephew. Her niece went with Paige on a recent trip
to Italy (her graduation present.) Her nephew has not
graduated yet and has not decided where he wants to
go. She gushed that they both “are beautiful/handsome,
smart, and talented.”
Paige has been in the DFW area
for 30 years. She says she came
here from Florida as quick as
she could! Paige also
enjoys traveling, jewelry making, tracking her cars, and
taking road trips. She hinted that she might participate
in an upcoming Sunday drive. Based on what she
shared, it sounds like she’ll have a great time.
Look for Paige and Sexy Sadie at the next PCA event
you attend and extend a warm welcome into our
Maverick family. If you are a new member and would
like to be considered for our monthly “SPOTLIGHT”
feature, please contact me at email@example.com.
Happy Hour at BJ’s Restaurant
Chris Christensen, Happy Hour Chair
We had over 30 Mavericks join us
at the September Happy Hour.
This was our first Happy Hour
at BJ’s; it seemed that
most everyone was
enjoying some pretty
good looking pizzas
or salads. No food
complaints were apparent. However,
we will need to generate a vote of
confidence before we return…was it
thumbs up or thumbs down? Send us
an email so we will know for the future,
your vote counts!
By the time this article hits the press,
we will have had our first speaker at a
Happy Hour. Perhaps this was done
in the past, and if so we are not the
first. From time to time and certainly
not every Happy Hour we thought it
interesting to invite someone from the
club or maybe outside the club if he or she has the right
stuff, to speak for a short while towards the end of dinner.
Anyway, maybe another vote is in order as to whether this
is good addition to our venue or not.
Certainly, Jack Griffin who was our speaker at October’s
Happy Hour has the credentials. He also still owns his first
two Porsches that are now over thirty years old…and we
Photos by Chris Christensen
has met that has driven in major races such as the 24 hour of
Le Mans. That is pretty impressive by all accounts regardless
of the finish. The race has had an interesting history, and
not always the most
pleasant, but certainly
If anyone would like
to talk about racing or
Porsches in any way
that would keep our
Happy Hour audience
nearly spellbound, do
not hesitate and step
right up. There is no
money involved but
the bragging rights
By the way, we
forgot to mention that
the parking was pretty
decent at BJ’s. Most everyone parked in an open area with
Porsches on both sides. And we noticed a new black 911
Doug and Cheryl Koeppen and Maria Stafford welcome
you to our next Happy Hour.
Greg and Robin Himebauch,
enjoying a night out.
thought we were collectors of stuff. (Just sold a Boxster after
10 years never thought we would own a car that long!) So,
as we write this we might ask Jack for a tour of his garage, or
should we say museum? Jack is the first person this writer
Cab in the midst…now who might own that?
For our November Happy Hour, we are back to a tried
and true favorite, Mac’s Steak and Seafood located at 5120
Highway 121, Colleyville, TX. 76034 – (Cross Streets:
Between Gateway Drive and State Highway 121;) Telephone
no. 817-318-6227. This is a week before Thanksgiving so
we shouldn’t worry too much about our waistlines.
Tom and Susan Froehlich are great fun!
See you all there.
Mike and Judy Brodigan would love to enjoy
the evening with you.
My First Porsche ... Club
By Mark Wilkinson
was invited to join my brother, James,
at a Time Trial event in Mineral Wells.
He offered to let me drive his car at the
event. This would be my first Time Trial,
and I didn’t really know what that meant. I
knew I would be driving fast around a lot
of cones. I was also told it was similar to
an Autocross, but with higher speeds and
less turns. Well this was going to be fun! I love to drive fast,
and thanks to my brother, I just had to show up.
I found out this event was organized by a Porsche Club
(PCA Maverick Region). The odd part is, I wouldn’t be
driving a Porsche. You see, this Porsche Club welcomes
people to their event. More people ease the burden of
working the course, and make it a safer driving environment.
Although I wouldn’t be directly competing in the official
Porsche Club member times, I can compare my lap times to
theirs, and see how I stack up in my brother’s Ford Mustang.
This was my first experience with a Porsche Club, and I
wasn’t sure if I would end up sucking exhaust smoke at the
end of the day, but I was willing to find out!
The course I would be driving isn’t a strip of asphalt
where the driver just keeps the car off the grass. This is a
wide open 60+ acre asphalt lot with cones spread out to
mark the track at key locations. It’s not thousands of cones,
and the cone spacing makes it difficult to see the course at
first, but once I put a few laps on the tires, the track came
into focus and became second nature to follow.
Since it was my first time at the Time Trial, I was assigned
an instructor/coach to help me visualize the course. The
stars aligned for me that day because I was assigned Bob
Kuykendall. Bob was the top driver of last year’s events,
and was a tremendous help. After a short wait in the grid,
we hit the course for my first warm up lap. Bob was quick to
point out the correct line. He kept his hand in my peripheral
view, constantly pointing to the correct line. Verbally, he
would keep me
what was coming
up next. “Left
radius.” After the
corner he would
give me words of
“Not bad. Enter
a little tighter
Mark Wilkinson running solo after successful
mentoring from Bob Kuykendall.
Photos by Charlie Davis
We quickly came up to my first hot lap. Bob let me know
it was time to go as fast as I could drive. I didn’t want to
disappoint, so I gathered all my courage and stepped on
the gas. I could hear the excitement in Bob’s voice as we
approached each corner. He told me when to brake, pointed
me to the apex, and told me when to hit the accelerator.
Coming out of the corner, I can still hear his encouragement,
“Step on the gas. Go!
Go! Go!” All I had to do
was have the courage to
follow his instructions.
The box exit was problematic for
several drivers, including
I was flying around
the course! My heart
was beating fast in my
chest, I just knew I was
squeezing every ounce
of power out of the car.
Bob was correcting my
mistakes, but after the
first couple of laps, he
wasn’t making major corrections anymore. I was picking
my lines, choosing when to brake or accelerate, and Bob
encouraged me the entire time! It was definitely the fastest
I could push the car around the corners, and I was sure it
couldn’t take any more.
Then on the third hot lap, Bob said something that
surprised me. “You’re doing great. Now, you just need to
go fast.” WHAT! Was Bob not watching the same brilliant
driving of my warm up lap, and my amazingly hot laps? I
wasn’t sure my heart could
take any more adrenaline.
He didn’t say go faster,
or speed it up. He said go
fast. That meant I must
have been going slow.
How could I go any faster
without killing myself and
the top driver from last
year? I was already at the
limit, or so I thought.
I’ve been with Bob for
less than 5 minutes on
...and Carey Spreen.
the course. I already trusted him to keep me from killing
everyone, so it was time to put up or shut up. If Bob trusts his
life with a guy he’s known for less than 5 driving minutes,
then I was going to have to trust him as I pushed the car
beyond where I thought the limits were.
I pushed my heart as far down from my throat as possible,
and kept my foot on the accelerator. As we approached the
My First Porsche ... Club (continued)
corner, Bob would motion with his hand to brake, but I knew
the brakes were strong, so I waited until the inevitable crash
moment. To me, this is the moment when you take action to
avoid a crash, and if your brakes don’t work, there isn’t time
to do anything else. It’s all or nothing! I think this point was
a little further than Bob wanted because after a few corners,
he was pumping his
hand to let me know it
was time to brake, but
I held it just a little
longer. The car slowed
hard to the corner.
picked up. “That’s
it! Keep your speed.
Brian Petri wobbles it on his way by. Now, Go! Go! Go!”
If I wasn’t on the
brakes, I was back on the accelerator. Bob was right! The
car held the line at a much higher speed. I could feel the
rear tires slipping out on me, but they kept holding just long
enough to get me through the corner. I knew I was going
faster, but I wouldn’t know how much faster until my laps
After 6 hot laps, I finally got to check my times. The
difference was amazing! When I thought I was giving it
all it had, I was running 85 to 86 second laps. After Bob
provided the phrase that will haunt me forever, “Now just
go fast,” my lap times were down to 71 and 72 seconds.
A 13 second difference from one set of laps to the next! I
really was driving slow, and for the record, a Porsche driver
pointed it out to me.
Not bad for my first experience with a Porsche Club.
Everyone shared information on how to set up for the
corners, encouragement of smoother motions, and the extra
special yell when I spun the
car in the corners. There are
many more stories I share
with friends as I regale my
adventure at the event. 90
degree sweeping corners at
speeds over 100 mph, lift
off over steer at 70mph in
an increasing radius turn,
applying power instead of
brakes to keep the back of
the car from sliding out
from under me when I push
the corner too hard, and
Jeff Herrmann, while instructing,
shows his student Chris
Harsdorff exactly how it should
For me, the main story that stands out in my experience
with my first Porsche club is the encouragement,
improvement, excitement, and camaraderie I felt as I spent
my weekend with a group
of people who, despite not
knowing me, wanted to
help me achieve everything
I could on the course I
wasn’t a member of their
club. I didn’t own a
Porsche, and I wasn’t a
good driver, but that’s
changing since I’ve
experienced the PCA
Robyn Howard and Tannia
Maverick Region Time
Dobbins keep logging the
Time Trial #6 Results
NAME TIME CLASS
Tannia Dobbins 74.092 4
Robyn Howard 77.235 4
Carey Spreen 72.278 5
Michael Pelletier 68.046 6
GaryRay Kelley 68.688 6
Jeff Herrmann 71.421 7
Richard Diller 73.112 10
Autocross #7 Results
NAME TIME CLASS
Brian Petri 88.574 3
Gary Vincent 98.235 3
Russ Rosenberg 90.827 4
Tannia Dobbins 93.488 4
Robyn Howard 93.874 4
Carey Spreen 87.242 5
Thomas Spitzer 88.340 5
Avery Murphy 90.036 5
GaryRay Kelley 85.648 6
Michael Pelletier 85.650 6
Jeff Herrmann 86.537 7
Chris Harsdorff 90.599 7
Richard Diller 91.358 10
Ed Mullenix, Tech Chair
have all the electrons
gone” is not a song by
Peter, Paul, and Mary. It
is a question pondered by us when we turn
the ignition key of our beloved Porsche and
nothing happens. The electrical system
of any Porsche made after 1965 is very
robust. We generally do not experience
the wiring and component issues that other marques do.
And no, your Porsche will not catch dreaded Lucas disease
if you park it next to a Jag.
The weak link in our
electrical system is the
usually the battery. Modern
automotive storage batteries
are very reliable. They require
no maintenance and sit in their
mounting doing their thing
until one day, they decide to
quit. A battery is a service
item just like brake pads and
oil filters. We know when
we need to change the oil or
change our brakes, but a battery
does not have a recommended
replacement interval and there
is not a light on the instrument
panel telling you your battery
is about to die!
Sometimes you get a hint that
things are not well electrically.
If the engine cranks slowly
and the battery is more than
three years old, one would be
advised to have the electrical
system checked. I stated
“electrical system” and not
just battery. The humongous batteries that are fitted to a
Porsche are usually 100 amp-hour batteries.
Theoretically, one could place a one amp draw on the
battery for 100 hours. In practice, if you leave the trunk
open for more than a day, the trunk light will discharge
the battery to the point that it will not start the car. Often
overlooked when we experience battery problems is what is
called “static draw”. It is how much current is flowing out
of the battery to run the clock and computer memories when
everything else is turned off. The 996’s and 997’s have all
sorts of whistles and bells that are computer controlled. The
normal static draw on a 997 can be as much as 70 milliamps.
An older 911 will have a static draw around 10-25
Photos by Ed Mullenix,
A quick way to determine if you have something left on
or drawing more than the normal current is to place a test
light in series with the negative battery cable and the battery
post (see accompanying photo). An automotive test light
resembles an ice pick with a wire attached to the handle. It
has a small bulb in the handle that glows when current is
run through it. They are inexpensive (usually around four
bucks) and available at any auto parts store or even Wally
World in the auto section.
To perform the test, make
sure everything is turned off.
Open the trunk and either
disconnect the trunk light or
remove the bulb. Also, if
you have a car fitted with an
alarm, you need to disconnect
the switch connected to the
trunk latch (the alarm system
will draw 240 milliamps if it
detects an open door or trunk).
Disconnect the negative battery
cable from the battery (some
twisting of the cable connector
might be required to free it.)
Connect the alligator clip on
the end of the test light wire to
the negative cable. Place the
metal tip of the test light (the
ice-pick looking end) on top of
the battery post. The test light
will usually be brightly lit at
this point because you have
not reset the alarm or computer
memories. With the light still
connected, touch the side of
the battery cable connector to
the battery for a couple of seconds then move it away. If no
unusual draw exists, the light will glow very dimly with a
slight pulsing caused by the quartz clock. If the light is still
brightly lit, something is still on and needs to be addressed
or the battery will continue to be discharged.
Basic electrical troubleshooting and battery servicing
will be one of the topics presented at the next Tech Session
at Motorsport Engineering in Richardson on Saturday,
November 27th from 9:00 until 12:00. We will have the
usual donuts and coffee and an excuse not to go to the
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