Slipstream - April 2010

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Departments

Zone 5 Presidents ........................................1

Drifting (Presidents 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 .............................21

Tech Corner ...............................................28

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

Anniversaries .............................................31

Unclassifieds ..............................................32

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

Volume 48 April 2010, Issue 4

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Upcoming Events

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

Driver Education at MSR ............................3

Lunches ........................................................5

Hope House Renovation Project ..................5

Sunday Drive - Bluebonnets ........................7

2010 Porsche Parade ....................................7

Time Trial & Autocross #2 ..........................7

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

Sunday Drive - Magical Mystery Tour ........9

Time Trial & Autocross #3 ..........................9

Club Race & Solo DE at EC ......................16

Happy Hour at Bavarian Grill ....................24

Tech Session - Tops ‘n Dogs ......................28

Past Event Recaps

Mavericks Build With Habitat ...................10

And The Green Flag Waves .......................16

Happy Hour at iFratelli ..............................24

Autocross, You’ll Love It ...........................26

Learning Car Control Via Time Trials .......27

Miscellaneous

New Goodie Store .....................................11

So you want to drive a Racecar? Part II .....14

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

Day April

7 Board Meeting

10 Hope House Phase 2

11 Sunday Drive

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour

17 Time Trial #2 MW

18 Autocross #2 MW

22 Southlake Lunch

24 & 25 Driver Education MSR

Day June

2 Board Meeting

6 Autocross #4 Penn

8 Lewisville Lunch

13 Sunday Drive

17 Happy Hour

19 Father’s Day Outing

24 Southlake Lunch

27 Autocross #5 Penn

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 May

5 Board Meeting

8 Tech Session

9 Sunday Drive

11 Lewisville Lunch

16 Autocross #3 Penn

20 Happy Hour

23 Time Trial # 3 MSR

27 Southlake Lunch

28-29 Test & Tune EC

29 & 30 Driver Ed/Club Race EC

Day July

3-9 Parade - St. Charles IL.

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour

22 Southlake Lunch

25 Time Trial #4 MSR

Cover Photo

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kenneth A. Chandler

(318) 222-4400

bad968@bellsouth.net

CIMARRON

John Shafer

(918) 828-2802

jlshafer@easytelmail.com

COASTAL BEND

Russell Adams

(956) 592-3468

radams@rgv.rr.com

HILL COUNTRY

Lenny Zwik

lzwik@austin.rr.com

2010 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents

LONE STAR

Lynn Friedman

bromilia@hal-pc.org

LONGHORN

Jack Merrell

(830) 303-3640

president@longhornpca.org

MARDI GRAS

Richard Martin

(504) 861-4175

rmmjr@cox.net

MAVERICK

Mike Brodigan

(817) 233-0068

president@mavpca.org

OZARK

Chuck Weeks

(501) 580-4347

clwweks@mac.com

WAR BONNET

Louis Lackey

louis.lackey@

anheuser-busch.com

WHISKEY BAY

Mike Hamza

mhamza1@bellsouth.net

ZONE 5 REP

James Shoffit

C - 972-786-6246

james@shoffit.com

April 1


Drifting

Mik e B rodig an, Pr eside nt

Snirt. We don’t have any in

Texas. Snirt is the mixture of

snow, dirt, and ice that marks

early spring in North Dakota. Snirt

happens when all the snow that falls

between November and March just gets

“saved up” for the spring thaw. Snirt is

very ugly, but the people of the state are

not. It always amazes me to see the vitality and enthusiasm

of the people who live in North Dakota. Very Refreshing.

The Huffaker Hughes Hope House (HHHH), as most

of you know, is the Maverick Region’s primary charity. I

reported last December on our plan to turn what is now a

bit of an eye sore into an outdoor sanctuary for the women

and children at the home. Knowing how enthusiastic the

Maverick Region is, I know we will continue to make a

difference in the lives of those at H4 and contribute to

the fund-raiser. I am happy to report we are well on the

way to making that happen. Now, all we need to do is

pay for it. All of us can help. We are forming two very

elite clubs: The HHHH Millennium Club, and the HHHH

Century Club. To be a member, all you need to do is give

a contribution of at least $1,000 for the Millennium Club

or $100 or more for the Century Club. We will publish

the membership in a later addition of Slipstream, and you

will receive a memento in recognition of your generosity.

Please give us a shout and a

check. Thank you.

For being the Maverick of the Month, The Silver

Fox in Grapevine is giving Richard dinner for two at

their award winning steak house.

Richard, thanks for all you do!

Mike

Mav of the Month

Our “Mav of the Month”

is Richard Bradley. Richard

was a five year member who

was willing to take on what is

arguably the most challenging

position in our club: Slipstream

Editor. Richard keeps on

expanding and improving our

newsletter. Under his watch,

Slipstream has gone color,

expanded by four pages, and

added several new monthly

features. He continues to make

an award winning newsletter

better and better.

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April 3


President

Mike Brodigan

H-817-488-8520

C-817-233-0068

president@mavpca.org

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

TT

Lewisville

Chair

Milton,

Travis

James

Howard

AX/TT Lewisville Registrar Michael

Pelletier

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 Christy Payne

Happy Hours Monda Hanna,

& Mentors Mike Lockas

Bob Lewis & Chris Christensen

Membership Joel Nannis

Past President James Shoffit

Public Relations Andrea Bell

Rallies

Carey Spreen

Slipstream

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

Socials

Sponsorship

Sunday Drives

Swap Meets

Tech Sessions

Trivia Chair

Web Site

Zone 5 Rep.

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Christey Payne

Keith Olcha

Clint Blackman

Robyn Howard

Ed Mullenix

Jerry DeFeo

Denny Payne

James Shoffit

Vice President

Bryan Bell

C-214-789-6895

vp@mavpca.org

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

H-817-270-4132

pr@mavpca.org

Bryan Bell

C-214-789-6895

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Bob Benson

H-817-457-8833

bbenson1@airmail.net

Clint Blackman

W-214-696-8000

tours@mavpca.org

Richard Bradley

C-214-763-5338

editor@mavpca.org

Chris Christensen

817-442-9809

hh@mavpca.org

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Tannia Dobbins

C-254-338-9392

ax@mavpca.org

tldobbins@embarqmail.com

Mark Gluck

C-817-706-9061

mark@markgluck.com

Jack Griffin &

Frank Briggs

concours@mavpca.org

John Hamilton

C-817-907-7823

de@mavpca.org

Secretary

Lisa Steele

H-214-709-6418

secretary@mavpca.org

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

W-972-450-3835

monda.hanna@opco.com

Jeff Herrmann

C-254-338-1758

Rider81@embarqmail.com

Carl.G.Herrmann@us.army.mil

Robyn Howard

C-214-991-0873

ax@mavpca.org

red86944@yahoo.com

Travis Howard

C-214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

thoward914@yahoo.com

Bob Lewis

972-255-8629

hh@mavpca.org

Mike Lockas

W-972-540-0245

mikeldean@earthlink.net

Jan Mayo

C-817-313-9406

ads@mavpca.org

Chuck McCoy

H-972-956-0776

Andy Mears

H-214-394-5857

andy@mavpca.org

Bill Miller

W-972-830-2676

cr@mavpca.org

Ed Mullenix

C-972-231-5356

techcorner@mavpca.org

Please help us to keep growing!

Treasurer

Jim Falgout

W-972-669-2370

C-972-345-3009

treasurer@mavpca.org

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

H-972-722-2735

membership@mavpca.org

Keith Olcha

W-817-706-7678

H-817-251-6865

keith.olcha@verizon.net

Christy Payne

H-817-909-0966

social@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

Matt Platts

C-817-919-1253

W-817-440-2090

Matt@Platts.net

John Sandusky

W-817-777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

Darron Shaffer

H-972-390-9709

C-972-898-3002

darron.shaffer@gmail.com

Wendy Shoffit

H- 972-506-7449

C- 972-977-9821

crreg@mavpca.org

James Shoffit

C-972-786-6246

James@shoffit.com

http://zone5.pca.org

Carey Spreen

C-817-422-3480

rally@mavpca.org

Fran Ussery

W-972-438-8344

H-817-481-8342

fran@usseryprinting.com


Windscreen

Richard Bradley, Managing Editor

Spring is in the air in North

Texas and we have a chance to

start over in the new season.

And that means NO MORE SNOW!

What a winter it’s been. So hold on to your

seat and buckle up, there’s plenty of new

articles to peruse and upcoming events

to take part in. The Maverick Region is a

very active group of Porsche lovin’ individuals of all ages.

Get out and make some new friends.

One very important event I hope you consider becoming

involved in is the beautification of Huffaker-Hughes Hope

House’s back yard. We are transforming their backyard from

nothing to nothing less than fabulous. If you can’t make the

April 10th...Hope House Phase 2 Assemblage day, don’t

worry, there will be a third phase where we will finish off

the beautification with flower beds and the like. Keep an eye

out for info in the coming months. The Phase 2 information

is below so check it out and contact Linda and let her know

you can help.

As always, please send in any ideas for changes that

might benefit Slipstream as well as any articles that you

have brewing. I’d love to hear from you!

April 5


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Start Packing!

The 2010

Porsche

Parade

St. Charles, Illinois

July 3-9, 2010

PCA’s National

Convention offers:

Autocross · Concours · Rally

Driving Tours · Tech Sessions

Social Events · and more!

Explore the beautiful Fox River Valley

and nearby Chicago-area attractions.

Learn more and register at

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Registration closes

June 20, 2010

so start planning now!

April 7


Maverick Minutes

Lisa Steele, Secretary

Our fearless leader was a man

on a mission this month. He

had a lot of “HOPE” in his

heart. Mike shared his passion about a

new project for the Hope Shelter. Mike

has learned that the backyard of the Hope

Shelter is in dire need of an “extreme

makeover.” He made the comment that

the yard looks “junkie” and not kid friendly. Linda Bambina

has been doing a lot of research on playground equipment,

irrigation, and landscaping. The projected cost of

this project is around $22,000. Linda has found a great deal

on playground equipment that would need to be purchased

quickly to get a more than half price discount. The cost of

the equipment will be about $8,000. Currently, we have

$2,400 to give to the Hope Shelter (donations from various

driving events and donations made on clubregistration.

net). A motion was called by Christy Payne for the club to

commit to pay up to $6,000 with the intent that the club will

recover all or part of our donation and that we will gather

these funds by May 1st. Lisa Steele 2nd the motion. A vote

was taken and it was a unanimous vote in agreement of the

motion. Christy agreed to make an ad for Slipstream and

we will follow up with a Fun Drive to collect donations.

Jim Falgout passed out the Budget for 2010. All Chairs

submitted their budgets for each of their events for the 2010

budget. Wendy Shoffit made a motion to approve the 2010

budget that runs from January thru December. John Hamilton

2nd the motion. Unanimous approval! Jim finished

with telling us that “We have money!”

Chris Christensen is looking for any recommendations

for good places to have a Happy Hour.

Bob Lewis showed the board a great brochure designed

by his granddaughter, Sabrina Gunica. This brochure contains

general information and requests for what the club

wants at happy hour locations. Great idea!!

John Hamilton reported that we have 85 actual drivers

registered for the upcoming DE at Eagles Canyon. John

was excited to announce that we will be expecting some

very important guests at the DE. Kurt and Angie Gibson

(our national president and his wife) are registered to drive

with us. Something new for this DE will be name badges

for all drivers.

Carey Spreen thinks it would be fun to have a Drive/

Rally to Scarborough Fair. He will talk with Clint Blackman.

Carey is looking at May 9th for this “medieval adventure.”

Jan Mayo speaking for Richard Bradley wants to make

sure that recent events and upcoming events will have people

to write articles. Also, events need to have ads ready to

place in Slipstream.

Jan Mayo speaking for herself reported that there are

about 6 advertisers that have still not paid…”I pity the people

who still need to pay, cause Jan is gonna get mean.”

Bryan Bell would like to be John Hamilton’s instructor

at the upcoming Autocross School (could it be the car???).

Christy Payne reported that there was a great turn out

at the Thursday Lunch at Kincaid’s with 12 people. She

has also been working very diligently on her Social Budget

which includes some great upcoming social events. Christy

announced that she is planning a Father’s Day Outing at

Speed Zone. Zoom! Zoom! She has also been busy working

out all of the details for the combined Founder’s Day

and Holiday Party at the Gaylord Texan. Christy is looking

at December 4th for this event pending the Gaylord’s calendar.

Ms. Event Planner herself, Christy has also arranged

for the Autocross/Time Trial Awards Dinner to take place at

Dave and Busters. She will talk with Tannia Dobbins (AX

Chair) and schedule accordingly.

Wendy Shoffit announced that the Parade registration

form is on the website. Actual registration opens on March

9th.

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Ed Mullinex would like to remind everyone to plan on

attending a Tech Session on May 8th at his place. See Slipstream

or checkout our website for detailed information.

Pat Friend was excited to announce that the Goodie

Store will go live in the next day or so…check it out!

Travis Howard is looking forward to the Autocross/

Time Trial season to start. He reminded the group that there

are 2 Time Trial events scheduled at MSR. Good Times!!

Robyn Howard reported on the Time Trial School at

Mineral Wells. There were 8 students and there were no

major problems. The Autocross School set for March 14th

already has 18 students registered.

Last thing on the agenda for the evening was to announce

the Mav of the Month. If you read Slipstream carefully,

you already know that RICHARD BRADLEY has the

well deserved title this month. Congratulations Richard and

Thank You for all you do!!!

April 9


Mavericks Build With Habitat

by Tom Snodgrass

Maverick Region volunteers joined many

others for the first build day on the 50th

house for Habitat for Humanity of South

Collin County. Saturday,

February 20th started with

a pleasant, cool morning.

Standing on the concrete

slab surrounded by dirt, it

was hard to imagine that we

would have all the inside

and outside walls up by the

early afternoon. Prominent

is the homeowner who gets

to drive the first ceremonial

nail. Jasmine Anderson was

all smiles as we were about

to get started building her

house!

It probably seemed

more real as everybody

loaded up with hammers, nail

aprons, and big 16 penny nails. Maybe we were going to

get some work done after all! Then we walked half a block

Great job at helping build the community

away to a parking lot that was big enough to spread out the

wall sections and put them together. Jasmine worked on the

slab, so we weren’t exactly elbow-to-elbow with her, but

whenever we went back,

she was right there earning

her sweat equity. Of course,

building walls isn’t all that

simple! The 2x4’s need to

be lined up exactly, and the

right number of nails need

to be pounded in straight.

If they get bent, they have

to be pulled out and started

over again. Once the walls

were done and quality

checked, they were carried

down the middle of the

street back to the slab where

they were put together like

puzzle pieces.

Lunch time was well

received. Not just because it was late, but because we also

needed a break. Most weekday office dwellers are not used

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to this much physical exercise, and maybe not used to

getting up that early on a Saturday!

Once all the walls were up, we put sheets of OSB (like

plywood) on the entire exterior. We covered the doors

and windows

most of the

way around the

house. Then

some brave soul

used a router to

cut the doors and

windows out.

Brave because

it is noisy and

surrounds you

with a sawdust

Wendy, Jan, Mark, Linda & Tom

cloud. After

that, it was time for cleanup. The city of Plano likes a clean

work site, so we cleaned up the extra wood, put away the

tools, swept the floors and our work was done for the day!

Thanks to the Maverick volunteers who helped make

one more simple, decent, and affordable house for a

deserving person like Jasmine Anderson.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of

South Collin County, go to: http://www.habitat-scc.org/

New Maverick Goodie Store

by Pat Friend

The Maverick Region has just launched a “new

and improved” version of the Goodie Store. The

changes were made in order to totally automate

the Goodie Store so that Maverick Members will find it much

easier to order and receive Maverick Region merchandise

from such names as Izod, Tommy Hilfiger, Bill Blass, Calvin

Klein, Reebok, PGA Tour, and many others. You can access

the new Goodie Store NOW simply by “clicking” on the

Goodie Store button on the Maverick Region website just

as in the past.

The new Goodie Store is administered by Charlton

Commerce which has created goodie stores for over 25

other PCA regions.

They have extensive

experience creating and

managing merchandise

stores for non-profit

organizations such as

the Maverick Region.

We currently have

approx. 160 items in

the store plus Maverick

Region specialized

products such as the

Maverick Region name

tags and helmet bags.

All of the products

can be embroidered

with our Maverick Region logo. All items can be paid for

via credit card or PayPal. The items are then shipped via

UPS using standard freight to overnight delivery. The profit

margins on the products are kept very low for the benefit of

our members.

Please take advantage of the new Goodie Store. It is

quick, easy, fun and it is created exclusively for the benefit

of the Maverick Region and its members.

If you want something added, please let me know and

we will try to get it. If you have any questions, comments or

problems, please contact Pat Friend, p.friend@att.net or call

(214) 616-2477.

April 11


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Nick Abbott,

PArk PlAce Porsche

eNthusiAst:

PushiNg the

PerformANce

eNveloPe.

I purchased my 911 back in December 2006 from Park Place Porsche. I’ve always driven German

cars, but never a Porsche. Randall, the parts manager, introduced the PCA world to me. After

the first try I was hooked, and since then, I’ve done frequent DE events with Park Place.

Park Place has, by far, the best service department. The technicians are very skilled, friendly

and informative, and their attention to detail is superb. It is also a comforting feeling that many

of them are involved in motor sports, which takes the guesswork out of performance upgrades.

They’re unlike any other dealership I’ve worked with in recommending and helping you not only

with Porsche parts and accessories, but also after-market products to improve performance

while maintaining your warranty.

Among the upgrades I’ve made are a short shifter, spacers, a high flow filter, and performance

brake pads, but my favorite changes are the suspension modifications and straight flow exhaust,

because of the performance and sound. I’ve been really impressed with the whole family of

Park Place. From service to parts, everyone really works together to meet all your needs at

great prices.

Another thing I really like about Park Place Porsche is that they really focus

on building a relationship. Going to Park Place doesn’t feel like going to a dealership; it feels like

a fun place to hang out and talk cars. The overall experience at Park Place has been above and

beyond any other car dealerships, and I’m definitely going to be a lifelong customer.

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April 13


So You Want To Drive A Racecar!

by Bob McAfee

At this point, you should have the car back now

from getting the rollcage installed. You will need

to paint the cage so that it looks good and doesn’t

rust. We usually paint the cage and the interior at the same time

since Porsche does not paint the floorboards completely since

the carpeting and seats

cover this area. One of the

things that requires a lot of

time doing is removing all

unnecessary wiring. This

is a painstaking process

and really isn’t something

recommended for the

average homebuilder.

Ok, so now it’s time

to finish out the cockpit

with all of the safety

equipment, race seat and

harness included. There

are a lot of variables in seats

and harnesses so your own personal preferences will help you

decide what to use. Something that is highly recommended is an

on board fire system with a pull handle on the inside of the car

within the driver’s reach while buckled in. It’s not a bad idea to

also have a cable outside the car in case a safety worker needs

to get to it. Next you need a battery shutoff switch that can be

activated outside of the car, again in case a safety worker needs

to shut the engine off. You might also install a removable steering

wheel to facilitate getting in and out of the car more easily. A

data acquisition system is a great addition to any racecar. This

can help improve your lap times by recording a track session

and then downloading the info to a laptop computer. You can

then evaluate each corner and see where to improve your laps.

This is a very small

list of things that

can be done inside

the car. Again your

own preferences

will help you

decide and create

the racecar that fits

like no other.

The next step

is getting the car

to handle and

run better and longer. As far as handling goes, the rulebook

is very specific in the components that can be used. Without

going into great detail the main components are Bilstein PSS9

coilovers with 450lb front springs and 500lb rear springs. The

control arms can be changed to GT3 street arms allowing more

camber. The front and rear sway bars and drop links can be

changed to adjustable units. Also, the rear toe arms can be

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Part II

changed to aftermarket parts. The rulebook gives the specific

parts that can be used so make sure to check that out. All other

suspension parts must remain stock.

The engine must remain stock internally with a few minor

changes to help longevity of the engine. You might think about

replacing the stock oil cooler with one

from a Boxster S. An oil pan extension

should be installed to increase the

amount of oil in the oil pan, which

helps keep oil from sloshing away

from the oil pump pickup. Think

about installing an Accusump system

to keep oil pressure in the engine

under hard cornering where the

g-forces try to push the oil out of

the oil pan. Installation of a center

3rd radiator in the front bumper will

also help with cooling. The front

bumper can be cut out only to allow

air to the center radiator. Wire mesh in

front of all three-radiator openings will help keep debris from

possibly damaging your exposed cooling system as well. As

far as exhaust goes, the stock exhaust manifolds have to be

used, but everything from the manifolds back is open. There

are different thoughts about what works best, but we have

found that an ex-pipe configuration exhaust system works best.

We have also found that this helps keep the torque and power

curves smoother.

The transmission

has to remain

completely stock

inside and out. A

lightweight aluminum

flywheel can be used

along with a specified

clutch if you would

like. The transmission

and engine mounts can be urethane because solid mounts are

not allowed. To help you run through the gears, a short shifter

can be used, but not recommended as it puts more strain on the

transmission and stock shift cables are a must. Another way to

personalize your car is with the height of your shifter, which

can be raised if so desired. The only tires allowed in the Spec

Boxster Class are the Toyo R888 and the wheels have to be

stock 17” Boxster wheels or an equivalent aftermarket set.

Well, by this time you should have a pretty good idea what

it takes to build a Spec Boxster whether you do it yourself or

have it done. If you ever have questions that haven’t been

covered including anything about the car or class, feel free to

ask, I’m always willing to help. Feel free to call and I’m sure

your dreams can be realized. For more info on the specifics go

to www.boxsterspecracing.org.


April 15


And The Green Flag Waves

By Carrie Carrera

And the green flag waves – the Maverick Region

Driver Education season is on and were you

there? If so, then you had a great time with your

PCA buddies at Eagles Canyon Raceway on March 6th &

7th. Many of the club members returned this year in their

committee positions,

with John Hamilton

as our chairman,

to ensure that our

events run smooth

and clean.

We were honored

with special guests,

the President and

First Lady of PCA

National, Kurt and

Angie Gibson. They

arrived from Missouri

with their silver GT3, and quickly learned their way around

the 2.5 mile road course.

The day opened with registration, where Joel Nannis

greeted all of our students, and what a great guy to work

on his birthday for the Maverick Region. Birthday cake

for lunch is becoming an opening event tradition. HAPPY

BIRTHDAY JOEL!

John Sandusky resumed his role as the fine Chief

Driving Instructor, for the 4 teams of instructors. This year

we have several

new instructors

who successfully

completed the clinic

in November, and

are enjoying the

additional practice

for the club racing

weekends. This

means that we can

accommodate even

more students so

bring your friends.

Oh, you did!! Yes you did bring your friends; we had a

fine crop of new green students and many returning blues.

With the instruction from our teams, we had so many

promotions to yellow. Did you see all those log books!! And

Green students getting ready to see what a Porshe is all about

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the blue shirts – yes, those are

our Advanced Instructors – AI –

not to be confused with artificial

intelligence – yes, they are smart

and wow, can they drive.

Jan Mayo, our grid queen,

kept everyone safe as they

headed out of grid to the track.

We overused the message

board, unfortunately, yet how

happy we were to have a way to

communicate on grid of the ever changing track conditions.

Lisa Steele and Andrea Bell made sure we had fantastic

lunches and snacks on the tables. And those coolers were

always full of assorted beverages so we stayed hydrated and

happy.

The weather is

about the only not

wonderful aspect

of the weekend

so that’s North

Texas in March.

The thermometer

said 62 degrees,

however with

All smiles from Angie, Kurt, Lori, & Bryan

Seeing the advanced group on track is altogether something different

the clouds and wind, many of us needed a jacket. In the

words of Chief Driving Instructor for Eagles Canyon Bryan

Henderson; “this is the worst good weather day we’ve had

out here.” So what made us appreciate the Saturday weather?

Sunday weather, the rain arrived for the first run group and

stayed all day. Many drivers spent the morning learning the

‘Art of racing in the rain’ (a great book by the same title

would have been a good way to spend the rest of the day.)

The rain shortened our time on the track on Sunday, but not

our fun. Lots of bench racing in the club house and on the

deck.

Special thanks go out to Autobahn for their sponsorship

that started our driving season. We hope to see many of you

back again at our April Driver Education event at Motorsport

Ranch on the long course.

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Cliff’s Ramblings

by Cliff Blackshear

I

was not sure what I wanted to

write for the April issue until

after today was over. I’m driving

home around 7:30 at night and my mind is

racing as I work my way through the day

all over again during the commute. I went

in this morning and looked at a Lotus that

I wanted to work on. Transmission has to

come out for input shaft seal leak plus install new flywheel

seal, and new clutch assembly, while in that area. I’ve already

adjusted the valves, replaced cam belt, resealed intake

manifold, resealed both exhaust and

intake camshaft housings. Put some

touches on electrical connections

and other odds and ends that I

knew need a little care to maintain

optimum system performance.

Started engine after above work and

was rewarded with an engine that

sounded much healthier than it did

before work began. So I’m driving

home thinking about the day and

wishing I could concentrate on this

Turbo Esprite tomorrow.

Yet my most favorite thing about my job is its’

diversity with all things Porsche. I knew the Lotus had to

wait, as the shop was busy this morning when I arrived. Went

to my office and jump-started the computer. Looked for a

reply from Porsche technical about two cars we were dealing

with. One was a ’05, 997 that had been at a DE the previous

weekend at Eagles Canyon. Check engine light came on

and the analysis log indicated multiple problems. Other

car was a 997 Grand Am series racecar. Mike is finishing a

conversion on it to meet new rules in the Grand Am series. It

had a Bosch system that was running everything and the new

rules required stock control units for fuel/ignition systems.

That means reinstalling everything. The techs for the race

team had already installed factory wire harness and all new

control units, DME (fuel ignition processor), PAS (alarm/

immobilizer), gateway control unit, front and rear control

units, ignition switch, ELV (locking mechanism for steering

that is electrically active yet mechanically disconnected for

safety reasons). All we needed to do was get all this fresh

software to talk to each other, not an easy task. Our PIWIS

(Porsche Integrated Workshop Information System) tester

could not interface with any one of them. Nothing we tried

was working. The CAN (Controller Area Network) system

was asleep and we were unable to wake it up.

So I entered the shop anticipating those cars to

resolve problems with. A Cayman pops up on my radar right

away. Jeff had it and was trying to find a noise problem. I had

ridden with the owner the day before and knew the conditions

A Day In A Porsche Workshop

(speed, RPM, etc.) that noise was occurring at. The car

had been through some trauma. It had rolled unattended

backwards into something and a brick fell through the back

window. Another shop had replaced the glass. We discovered

that a lot of glass fragments were still inside the metal frame.

You could simply open the rear lid and hear the fragments

slide towards the lower areas. OK, so now it is a noise that

might not be a warrantable issue... Good grief. Contact

owner. Long story from there. Ultimately glass fragments are

removed, a test drive follows and yet another noise rears its’

ugly head. Finally put Abel behind the right seat with his head

poked under rear hatch (“Lizard” is

small enough and willing to help),

and drove him around to try to

further isolate where it is coming

from. Find that brushed aluminum

panel immediately behind engine

bay cover is making the noise.

Removed and replaced with new

part. Problem solved. There went 2

hours of my day....

Next I get a call from

PCNA technical. We discuss Grand

Am car and possible avenues of getting all the control units

to talk to each other. Finally decide that the car owner needs

to bring another racecar they have that has all factory ECU’s

installed and use it to program the new control units one by

one. Next a discussion about our 997 with multiple faults

(many occurred at 6500 rpm). We knew that some of the high

priority faults (O2 sensing and catalyst aging) were real. We

also knew some of the others (vario valve lift implausible

signal), were just software issues. The problem was sorting

which to follow and which to ignore. Technical guys were

awesome as they walked along with us through the data. We

threw out ideas, they threw out ideas. Ultimately we sorted

it out and fixed the car with an O2 sensor and a new catalyst

for bank 2. The valve lift faults were deemed irrelevant as the

valve lift system passed every test we threw at it. Monitored

actual values and all were spot on. Appears to be a software

issue to report and let factory resolve. The car was driven in a

very “spirited manner” for quite a while and valve lift faults

did not come back.

Next Fred has an unusual electrical problem he is

dealing with in another Cayman. Owner drives car every day.

Commutes to work in the car and commutes about 20 miles.

Car had been in a couple weeks before with a dead battery.

Battery was replaced, charging system checked ok, and

parasitic draw was nice and low. Now it is back with another

dead battery. Owner had driven to a store was out of car a

few minutes and when he came back it would not turn over.

We get it and the battery is heavily drained. Has not enough

energy to crank the engine. Charge battery and checked

April 19


every way possible; each cell had excellent specific gravity

and load tested with flying colors. Check charging system

output (again ok) then check parasitic drain (all good). Huh?

So I take the car and just start over with it. All is good.

Nothing fails any test I can throw at it... Huuuummmm. So I

just let it run for a while. Heat soak it. Check to see if some

fan is staying on too long after shut down. Nothing.... Run

it some more and suddenly the alternator charging voltage

starts skewing. It is all over the place. 15+ volts then barely

13 volts. Turn on lights and they are dimming then getting

brighter then dimming again. Check all grounds; check all

B+ positive connections (all ok). Fred replaces alternator

while I go back to see what else is in the shop. The alternator

replacement seems to have resolved unstable voltage

problem, but still the reason battery was drained is not really

apparent... I dunno at this point. I do know we spent a huge

amount of time to get to where we are and it is not satisfying

us yet.......

Meanwhile, we have a 959 in the shop from overseas.

People are hearing about it and coming by to look at it. This is

somewhat worrisome to me. I’m driving home and worrying

over a car in the shop that everybody wants to examine up

close... Been thru that with Carrera GT introduction etc. Yet

this car is somehow much more special and interesting than

any Carrera GT I’ve been around.

A day in the rambling life eh?

I have to admit I love it! Cliff

2700 B West Pioneer PkWy

(125 feet s. of Pioneer, on the W. side of Corzine st.)

Arlington, texAs 76013

817-366-1678

April TriviA

It’s Easy to Play:

Play here for Fun and Education and find the

Answers below

OR

Play for Prizes on the Web at http://mavpca.org

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 February Web Winner

Cyril Reif

who will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

Zims Autotechnik

1. What was the standard equipment wheel for the 1972 & 1973 911T?

a. 5.5J x 15 painted steel b. 6J x 15 painted steel

c. 6J x 15 Chromed steel d. 6J x 15 Fuchs Forged Aluminum

‘Original Porsche 911’, p 46

2. Did you know that Porsche considers the 3.8 Liter Engine in the 911

GT3 it’s first All-New Engine in ______ years?

a. 12 years b. 17 years c. 28 years d. 35 years Dec, 09 Pano, p 70

3. The very first Porsche Turbo in 1976 was a 3.0 Liter producing some

234 HP. The New 2010 Turbo is 3.8 Liter producing 500 HP. In what

year did the Turbo first make or exceed 400 HP?

a. 1991 b. 1994 c. 1996 d. 2001 Dec, 09 Pano, p 70

4. Many people feel filling their Tires with Nitrogen is better than

Compressed Air since it does not leak out as fast. C/A leaks out at

about 1-2 lbs a month; while Nitrogen leaks out at 1-2 lbs every _____?

a. 3 months b. 6 months c. 9 months d. 12 months

Dec 22, 09 PCA E-Brake

5. Nitrogen just may be better in your Tires for which of the following

reasons.

a. Nitrogen has less pressure fluctuations with Temperature

b. Nitrogen molecules are larger than Oxygen molecules

c. Nitrogen will not cause Rust nor Corrosion d. All of the above

e. None of the above Dec 22, 09 PCA E-Brake

Answers: 1) a 2) d 3) c 4) b 5) d

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Member Spotlight: Matt Lemons

by Andrea Bell

This month, I am pleased to

introduce another one of our

new members, Matt Lemons.

Matt actually owns two Porsches, one for

ten years now and the second for three years.

He added, “I guess I’ve just been slow to

join PCA.” Both cars are 1986 944 Turbos.

His daily(ish) driver is Alpine white

and the “track car project” is Zermatt silver. He said

he started doing some small modifications on the silver

car and it snowballed into a much larger project. Matt

missed having it on the street so much, that he bought

the white car from a close friend. According to Matt,

the white car is still pretty tame. He added, “I cranked

the boost a bit and added some Bilstein coil overs and

HRE wheels to make Dallas traffic a bit more fun!”

Matt reports that he has been driving for 19

years and has owned over 20 very different vehicles.

However, he claims, “the vehicles I keep the longest

and stay interested in have been Porsches.” Matt fell

in love with Porsches as a child and started working around

them when he was 16 years old. He says he washed cars and

mopped floors at DC Racing & Development in Irving. A few

jobs and several years later, he opened his own shop in 2005.

Running Lemco Motorsports has been a childhood dream

come true. They specialize in custom vehicle fabrication. He

said, “People who are passionate about cars are great to work

with and I love being able to help them realize their goals.”

Matt was born in Dallas, and although he has traveled as

far as Germany, he just never found a good enough reason

to live outside the DFW area. Matt also loves spending time

with family and friends. Most of the time, cars

are not far away. He said he tries to involve

as many people as he can in his car hobby.

He reports that he is a certified gear head and

enjoys everything from car shows to racing

in events, like the 24 Hours of Lemons, (the

name is just coincidence). He added that he

is looking forward to being an integral part of

the PCA community and participating in our

events.

Keep an eye out for Matt, at one of our

next events, and extend your welcome into the

Maverick Region family.

If you are a new member and would like to be considered

for our monthly “SPOTLIGHT’ feature, please contact me at

pr@mavpca.org.

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April 23


Happy Hour at iFratelli

by Bob Lewis

This month we met at one of the

Happy Hour locations that has

been very well attended in the

past. This

is because

of its

central

location

in the metro-plex and the

quality of their Italian

food. This year was no

exception. We had a good

crowd of about 40 people

including first time Happy

Hour attendees Roxanne

Koepsell, Ed and Jean

Sims, and Don Sebert.

Don Sebert is a transfer

from the Kansas City

region where he was active,

as well as being a club racer. It was easy for him to find us

through our web site as well as our newsletter, Slipstream.

He had a number of questions about our events so we talked

about his interests. When I learned he had been active in the

club-racing program, I introduced him to James Shoffit, our

zone representative. He and James talked at length about

our tracks in this area as well as other support activities.

We had some excitement at iFratelli’s. Even though I

requested their back room for our function a month earlier

they did not give it to us exclusively. We had to share the area

with an adult birthday party group, which made our space

seem cramped. However, this fiasco has a silver lining. My

Happy times with other Mavs at iFratelli

photos by Bob Lewis

Next month we are going to the Bavarian Grill. This is

the only German restaurant in our rotation. It is in north

Plano and is a very popular place. They have authentic

German food, drink,

and music. In May

we are going to Joe T

Garcia’s in Fort

Worth. Hope to see

you soon.

Ed Sims & Pam Owens

grand daughter constructed a list of the needs of our Happy

Hour. She included a graphic to add some flair. It tells the

potential establishment of how we advertise their location,

and of course there is the article in Slipstream about the

event.

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Another part of the iFratelli crowd


Barbara Minnella & B J Henson

Roxanne Koepsell & Jack Griffin

April 25


Autocross, You’ll Love It

By Michelle Barton

My friend Tannia had been pestering me for

months to sign up for the PCA autocross

school and finally enrolled me herself just

to get me going; nothing like a gentle kick in the

butt. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I

figured it would be mostly a group of men that

would be impatient with a woman driver on their

course. I figured I didn’t have anything to lose by

participating, so off we went, road trip to Dallas, one

instructor, one student and one fast Carrera.

We arrived at Pennington early in the morning,

registered, started looking at cars and visiting with

students and instructors while the course was being

set up. I was surprised and reassured to see several

women there as students, instructors, and course

workers. There were also a variety of cars, not just

Porsches. We took everything out of the cars for the tech

inspection. The course was divided into two sections and

students were put in cars with their instructors. Lisa, my

instructor, drove the course first and showed me what to do

and how the car would react. Then it was my turn. I loved

the 2 slalom runs, even made a cone wiggle. The chicane

was a little harder for me and it seemed that I always wanted

to brake too early. After several practice runs, the students

switched sides of the course and we practiced hard-braking,

skid pads, and pivots. During the skid pad exercise we

were told the Carrera was making a funny noise. It was

reassuring to know that everyone is watching out for each

other. We got the car checked out, determined that it was

not mechanical, and back in the saddle we went.

After lunch, a great boxed lunch provided by the club,

we walked the course with instructors. Student/instructors

teams were divided up – work the course, and then drive

the course. Some

advice to next year’s

students: don’t work

corner one if you just

want to stand and

Just a wiggle

watch. We ran out

a lot to reposition

cones since this was

the long slalom and

it seemed almost

everyone hit a cone there. As it got closer to our turn to drive

the course, I started to get a little nervous. Was I going to

stall the car? Would I take out a bunch of cones? Was I going

to be the slowest? Alas, all that was forgotten after the first

run with the instructor driving. I couldn’t wait for my turn!

It felt a little like sitting at the front of a roller coaster, just

much smoother. Then it was my turn, the hardest part is

Photos by Charlie Davis

waiting for the green light. I was ready to go! Green light!

And I’m off, my instructor Lisa was great, she calmly gave

me instructions, give it the gas, brake, feather it, hard right,

give the gas, hard left, give it

gas, hit the brake, towards the

gate, turn it hard, give it the gas,

give it gas, stop. I LOVED it

and couldn’t wait to go again.

My favorite part of the course

was the short fast slalom and

the pivot cone. Sliding around

the cone was unbelievably fun.

Loved it, loved it, loved it. I got

better/faster with each run.

Everyone was friendly,

All smiles

encouraging. Club members

made sure we all had a good time while watching out for our

safety. At the end of the day, I felt like I had learned a lot,

made some new friends and am looking forward to seeing

them and the pivot cone again in the near future. I want to

especially thank Tannia for opening my eyes to a really fun

sport … and for letting me borrow her car for the ride of my

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Learning Car Control Via Time Trial

By Russ Rosenberg

I

have been waiting awhile to get started in racing.

Now 53, I have been a car fanatic since birth. As

finances allowed, I have always owned nice cars,

usually sports cars. In no particular order, I’ve owned a 914,

911, MG, MR2, TT and most recently a TVR. When my

TVR died in a freak accident last October, I was heartbroken.

I was and still am building a Brunton Super Stalker (Lotus

7 clone) in my garage, anticipating an opportunity to try

my hand at racing, something I have wanted to do since my

20’s. I had planned on using the Super Stalker

when it was complete, but took the opportunity

to buy a Miata to replace the TVR. According

to GrassRoots Motorsports magazine, a Miata

is the answer to all questions automotive. I

thought why not start in the Miata and once

comfortable in a car that is not too powerful

upgrade to the nearly 300hp Supercharged

1400 lb Super Stalker.

I decided to look for a venue to try my luck.

I had some limited Autocross experience, but

I knew enough to know that flat out racing would require

a much different skill set than Autocross. I looked around

the usual places on the web to find a school or event to try

when I came across the Maverick

Region of the PCA. A couple of

emails and I was introduced to

Robyn Howard who answered my

questions, seemed real friendly and

made me feel like this was the event

for me. I booked my reservation

and had about 3 weeks to get my

Watch out for the cone

Miata ready. The night before

the TT, I got my Helmet, tools and stuff I thought I’d

need at the track, packed my car and tried to get a good

night,s sleep.

Finally, it’s the morning of February and Time Trial

School was finally here. I arrived right about 8:00 am

and was one of the last people there. Not knowing

what to do, I walked towards the group and introduced

myself. Before I could even get a word out Robyn asked if

I was Russ. She told me I had a “special” instructor who

also drove a Miata, referred to him as Miata Mitch. Mitch

came in from helping set up the course and we started

talking. I was a little nervous, but ready to get started so

after we inspected my car we just started talking about what

to expect. Mitch has been racing for a lot of years so I felt

comfortable that I was in good hands. He explained what

we would do throughout the day so I knew what to expect.

Mitch gave me two great pieces of advice right off. He said

Photos by Charlie Davis

to make sure I go over the limit so I can see where the limit

is and he also reminded me to have fun.

Our first event was the skid-pad. Mitch went first, then

me. I met my first cone there, and I ate it. It was a great

exercise to understand how the car would perform at the

traction limit. I found that the Miata was pretty neutral unless

pushed too hard at which point it would over-steer. Next we

were off to the half course. Mitch went first and it was fun

to see how he handled the course. He really squeezed a lot

out of my little Miata, but the best

part is he missed a corner on his first

try. That made me feel better, even

the instructors aren’t perfect. Then

it was my turn. There was only two

words to describe how I felt after

my first run, and that would be Holy

%(*&! Several more attempts and

Mitch decided to step out of the car

and let me go solo. Or maybe he

was thinking it might be safer…….

I got faster and faster. After many turns we switched to the

other half. Braking exercise, then slalom and then the other

half of the total course, which had more straights and higher

speeds. It was fun, but different than the morning because

it was much simpler.

All too soon it was time for lunch. We discussed the

morning with the other students, and generally just took a

break to relax. After lunch was the actual time trial. Once

again Mitch went first, and ran a 92 second average on his

laps. Then it was my turn. First time through I missed a

turn and the start/finish line. I found

throughout the day the most difficult

part for me was reading the cones

in the center of the course. Once I

ran a section a couple of times I was

fine. I guess I’m a slow learner. In

my last set of laps I really started

Control at turn-in to get it. I ran a 102, 101 and 100

second consecutively, eight seconds behind Mitch. I started

to feel more confident, anticipate the course and find better

racing lines. I was becoming better by the lap. Then we

took our turn at a corner station. It was very interesting

seeing other cars drive the course. I know I have a lot to

learn, but I couldn’t have had a better day (or more fun) of

learning. Several days later I still have a smile on my face.

Thanks to Mitch, Robyn and all the other club members

for the most fun day I have ever had in a car. See you in

April at TT #3.

I met my first cone...

April 27


Tech Corner

by Ed Mullenix

A

special thank you to Steve

Fordham, of AUTOSCOPE for

hosting the dyno session held

on March 13th. We had a good turnout with

15 club members showing up on a beautiful

Saturday morning. John V. brought his 993

Turbo that puts 450 horses to the rear wheels

and made the windows of the viewing room

shake. Robert P’s 996 GT3 was next with 330 HP from a

naturally aspirated motor. We had a pair of Cayman S’s that

came out dueling for bragging rights. One made 266 HP

and the other topped 277HP. A pair of “stock” Boxsters that

produced a respectable 206 and 217 HP was next in line. Andy

K’s ’79 SC topped 150 HP at the rear wheels. Everyone had

a great time and we were all pressed against the windows of

the viewing room to see the numbers on the dyno monitor.

After the dyno session, we all drove to “Babe’s Chicken” in old

downtown Carrollton where Steve picked up the tab for our

lunch! Thanks again, Steve!

I attended the Time Trial School on Feb 27th and the

Autocross (AX) school on March 14th. Unfortunately, my

SC is still in several boxes in the garage so I was forced to

drive my Bavarian wonder. Robyn gave me nothing but grief

at both schools (the BMTroubleyou is an automatic.) When it

was my turn to drive, my pulling up to the start grid with the

A/C blowing and Wagner playing on the radio didn’t impress

Robyn. With the exception of Christy Payne boiling the brake

fluid on a 350Z that she was instructing in, there were no

casualties. Everyone had a great time at the schools and I can’t

wait to challenge Marty and Alicia’s M3 at the next AX. For

the record, she whipped my tail. My best AX time was 50.005

sec. Alicia’s was 48.48 sec.

The next Tech Session will be May 8th at MOTORSPORT

ENGINEERING in Richardson. It will be a DIY where you

can learn how to apply convertible top preservative. The Texas

sun wreaks havoc on a canvas top and if you haven’t treated

your top yet this year; this is an opportunity to do so. Boardwalk

Porsche is offering a special price on genuine PORSCHE top

preservative for sale at the Tech Session for $10.00 (normally

$15). Your top needs to be clean before you apply the

preservative so hit the car wash sometime during the week

before you come. There will also be a demonstration on basic

electrical system troubleshooting, how to use some simple

tools like a test light and a multi-meter, and how to preserve the

smoke in electrical devices (if you’ve ever let the smoke leak

out of something electrical, you notice that it doesn’t work

anymore!) There will be burgers and brats compliments of

MOTORSPORT ENGINEERING. RSVP at techcorner@mavpca.org.

See y’all there! Ed

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For Sale: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo 930, 46,000 miles. Third owner, the first

was the owner of the Porsche dealership, the second a mature gentleman in Atlanta.

All treated her as Garage Queen. Meticulous maintenance, never parked outside,

never smoked in, never driven in bad weather. Guards Red over black. All original,

down to the compact spare and original tool kit. Complete records, everything in

great working order except the clock, which finally stopped working last year.

Maintenance at Porsche Store and Mayo. Asking $34,900. Mike Bellinghausen,

972-733-1154 or michaelangelo@sbcglobal.net (1)

For Sale: 2004 Porsche 996 Turbo Cabriolet, Excellent condition, 25k

miles with many additions, to what is already a phenomenal car. Includes power

mods like, KKK K24 Turbos with diverter valves, with silicone boost hoses.

Milltek exhaust and GIAC flashloader programming. Bilstein’s PSS9 coil overs

were installed to improve handling. Other mods include, Tech Art rear wing,

Factory GT2 front bumper, 19” Porsche wheels, and short shifter, Porsche’s PCM/

Navigation package and 100% carbon fiber trim package. Asking $59,900.00.

Visit www.fifthgear.biz or call Chris or Bill at (972) 317-4005 (1)

For Sale: 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, Glacier White with Classic

Gray interior. Final production year of the air cooled 3.6 liter, 282 HP engine.

Speed activated rear spoiler. Sirius satellite radio. Sunroof. Michelin Pilot Sport

tires on 17” wheels with Cup Design rims and Porsche crest rim caps. $9,700 top

end rebuild at 63k miles. A/C rebuild at 82k miles. 90,000 miles. $32,000. Contact

Paul at 214-930-4697 or BueterPaul@gmail.com. (1)

For Sale: 1986 911 Carrera Targa, Guards Red with Champagne leather

interior. $9,655 top end engine rebuild at 91,000 miles. New Porsche leather

front seat covers at 97,000 miles. Performance Yokohama tires on custom wheels.

Competition momo steering wheel. 120,000 miles. $18,000. Contact Paul at

214-930-4697 or BueterPaul@gmail.com (1)

For Sale: 1987 Porsche 944, White with Martini vinyl stripes (no-hassle

removal possible), beige leather interior. Very clean interior and exterior. Manual

5 speeds. Runs great, maintenance records, with all parts from name brand

manufacturers (sachs boge, weltmeister, zimmerman). 155,552 miles, strong

engine. Non-smoker, power everything, new brakes, suspensions, spark plugs, fuel

filter, air filter, oil filter, all fluids changed 2000 miles ago, and new plugs on the

transmission. Clutch has half of its life (24mm for 18 new and 36 worn). No rust

even under the jacking points! Engine has protective plate unlike many others.

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Title is clean. Check Autotraders for pictures. $7499 OR BEST OFFER. Call 214-

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collectible, last of the breed and considered to be the best year to own. Silver

with special grey leather interior with whale tail. 164,000 miles, runs great, with

records. Good tires, AC works great, G50 gearbox sunroof, new shocks, spark plug

wires, fuel pump, starter and much more. Extra tires. All original except for newer

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For Sale: 1973 Mercedes 450SE, “Best sedan in the world”. That’s what

Road and Track said about the 1973 450SE, S class, short wheelbase. It was the

last year of Mercedes’ free-breathing engine and chrome steel bumpers. (Think

‘73 911S) Bought from original Dallas owner 12 years ago. Heavily optioned,

low mileage car (58,965 mi.) including sunroof, cruise, and a/c. Original maple

yellow with brown MBTEX interior. A modern classic that’s light, tight, and fast

that you can drive anywhere. $7,900.00. If interested, call Gary 972-234-2923 or

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For Sale: 2003 Porsche 996 Carrera, Guards Red over Savanna Beige.

Six speed, full leather, navigation system, Bose stereo w/ six disc changer, and

power everything. 19” black & silver 997 Turbo wheels with new tires. Purchased

from Boardwalk and have service/maintenance records. In excellent mechanical

condition with no issues. Only 57,000 miles, but I have already had the 60k service

performed by Ruf Auto Centre. Clean “Autocheck” and the body & interior are

in excellent condition. All cosmetic changes (wheels, shift knob, dash emblem,

rear deck script etc.) were installed without permanent modification and can be

returned to stock if desired. Garage kept and adult driven. Comes with the stock

exhaust tips and an extra set of rear wheels without tires. Asking $36,500. Contact

Jeff at 214-986-7704 (2)

For Sale: 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 17,200 miles. Cobalt Black with

sand beige/black interior. Premium wheels; GPS; Premium Bose sound; Garage

kept; One owner, no wrecks. Beautiful. $57,500 Please call (972) 345-1943 (3)

For Sale: 2000 Boxster “roller”, Needs engine, seats (tan) and ignition

switch. Decent tires. Small dents in rear deck lid and front bumper. Rod bearing

gone but still runs...i.e. a good “core”. 17” wheels. $3500 obo. Contact Carl

Amond at (817) 481-8371 or carlamond@verizon.net. (3)

For Sale: 1999 Porsche Boxster “roller”, Navy Blue with tan interior

and tan top, 65,920 miles, Does not run, due to engine failure in October 2008.

Less than 1 year old Pirelli tires at the time of engine failure, Good condition,

one owner. Make an offer (we had been offered $4,000 from a parts dealer in

Oklahoma initially, but felt uncomfortable at the time giving it up for scrap.)

Additionally, the Porsche is titled in California (clear Title), but was registered in

Texas in 2006. Should be a fairly easy transaction though. Contact Kym Donachie

@ (214) 263-9125. (3)

For Sale: 914/6 gt4s club racer, Highly modified and very successful in club

racing and AX/TT. After perusing the info/photos at www.rubicon-racing.com,

you’ll see that it’s well worth $29.95k for car & trailer.

Wayne at prsch914@hughes.net (3)

For Sale: 1986 944 Turbo 2.8L, Very fast. Invested over $40,000 in this car.

Selling for $8,000! NON-SMOKER. Approx 196,700 miles on chassis. Approx

10,000 miles on rebuilt engine. Approx 50,000 on trans-axle. Rebuilt Engine by

Powerhaus in Phoenix, Arizona. contact for a list of upgrades (512) 934-2379, and

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