Slipstream - August 2010

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Departments

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

Cliff’s Ramblings .......................................19

New Member Spotlight .............................23

Tech Corner ...............................................26

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

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

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

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

Volume 48 August 2010, Issue 8

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Upcoming Events

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

Maverick Round Up in Grapevine ...............3

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

Time Trial /Autocross Weekend - MR .........5

Driver Education - MSR ..............................7

Board Meeting ...........................................17

Sunday Drive to MSR ................................20

Happy Hour at Trinity Hall Irish Pub ... 24

Boxstoberfest .............................................28

Past Event Recaps

Porsches and Ponies .....................................8

Porsche Parade Take Two .............................9

Parade 2010 ...............................................10

Father’s Day at Speed Zone .......................16

I Found My Thrill...On Blueberry Hill ......20

Happy Hour at Wildwood Grill .................24

Miscellaneous

A Brief Look at the “Backyard Project” ......3

Trivia Contest ..............................................7

Help Wanted ..............................................28

Membership Directory...............................31

Nominating Committee .............................31

Day August

4 Board Meeting

6-8 Round Up

10 Lewisville Lunch

19 Happy Hour - Trinity Hall Pub

26 Southlake Lunch

Day October

2 Time Trial #6 MW

3 Autocross #7 MW

6 Board Meeting

9 Swap Meet & Concours

10 Sunday Drive - Autumn Trails

12 Lewisville Lunch

16-17 Driver Education MSR

21 Happy Hour - Uncle Julio’s

23 Time Trial #7 MW

24 Autocross #8 MW

28 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

Day September

8 Board Meeting

11 Time Trial #5 MW

12 Autocross #6 MW

11-12 Boxstoberfest

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour - BJ’s

18-19 Driver Education MSR

19 Sunday Drive - DE Drive

23 Southlake Lunch

Day November

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

13 Charity Autocross TMS

13-14 Driver Education EC

18 Happy Hour - Mac’s

21 Sunday Drive - Turkey Chase

25 Southlake Lunch

Cover Photo

By Charlie Davis

GT3 R Hybrid

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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

August 1


Drifting

Mik e Brodig an, Pr eside nt

As I write this, Porsche Parade

has just ended. As always, we

had a bunch of trophy winners.

Slipstream received 2nd in class for the

largest regions, and our members had a

great showing in several areas, including

cars going fast, and cars looking beautiful.

Look for more stories in this issue...

The cars looking beautiful (Concours d’Elegance) is the

competition that gets me. Now don’t get me wrong, I like a

clean car as much as the next guy, but these guys go crazy.

One time I asked Ed Mayo how long it took to prep a car. I

thought maybe a day or two. Wrong! Some guys take several

months to prepare their cars. I think the real fanatics wrap

them in cellophane and place them in an airtight containers.

At last year’s Parade, I watched the judges do their thing. I

think they are darn near as crazy as the contestants. They

can find nooks and crannies that even Porsche AG doesn’t

know exist. Anyway, those are some CLEAN cars.

I hear a lot of members discussing what their favorite

model Porsche is. Lets take a poll. What is your favorite

model Porsche? Mine is a 1987 Porsche 911. Zap me an

e-mail at president@mavpca.org and let me know yours. I

will report the results next month.

This is Mike’s “get your money’s worth” advice. There are

a lot of folks out there who have not yet taken an opportunity

to take part in our events. We are one of the most active

PCA regions in the country. Take a minute to look at our

calendar of events and pick one. Our event chairs go to great

lengths to provide our members with fun, well-run events.

So whether you like driving,

showing your car, or having fun

at a social, we have something for

you. Come join in.

Every year about this time

the region starts the process of

election of officers. The first

step is to appoint a nomination

committee. This year James

Shoffit is the chairman. If you are

interested in running for an office

or know someone you think

would be interested, let James

know at james@shoffit.com.

Mav of the Month

This month’s Mav of the month

is a couple. Charlie and Teri

Davis have been active Mavs for

years. Charlie is everywhere taking pictures. He also takes

care of the “Truckster” (our autocross storage and timing

truck), and is an active part of our autocross team. Teri

ran our rally program, and is very involved with PCA on

the national level. The Davises are at most of our monthly

meetings, giving us their valuable insights.

For being the Mavericks of the Month, The Silver Fox in

Grapevine is giving Charlie & Teri dinner for two at their

award winning steak house.

Charlie & Teri, thanks for all you do.

Mike

2


A Brief Look Back at the “Backyard Project”

By Linda Bambina

It was the end of October, 2009 when

Prez Mike approached me about being

the “project manager” for a big plan

that he and Clara Lewis had come up with:

a major renovation for the backyard at the

Huffaker-Hughes Hope House, Maverick

Region’s chosen charity for close to two

decades.

Some of you might have seen the “From the Regions”

article in Panorama with an excellent picture of Mike

and Joel Nannis

(thanks, Charlie!)

assembling a

section of the

playground

equipment that

took more than 10

hours to complete.

They ran the

picture, but not the

caption: “Check

out the fine effort

from President

Mike Brodigan

and long-time

Membership

Chair, Joel Nannis

as they assemble

one of the 2,000

parts on this playset with the infamous Star Wrench!”

And like so many aspects of big projects, there are 857

stories behind the scenes….. just ask James or Wendy

Shoffit about that wrench!

Getting the playground equipment delivered, unloaded

and installed was just one piece of the Big Picture. There

was also drainage issues, sprinkler system re-routes,

flagstone fitting, cement patio design and implementation

as well as landscaping design, prep and planting, plus the

infamous Kiddie Cushion requirements. To quote myself in

the Pano article: “While Mavericks have donated clothing,

appliances, furniture, toys and more for more than a decade

now, this project would require cash and physical labor to

bring it up to our Porsche Excellence is Expected standards!”

Yep! The project was scaled back to “just” $14,361. Once

again, there are MANY stories behind the fund-raising for

this much money in the short amount of time I had to get it

done. With Parade in early July, I knew that the middle of

June was my absolute deadline to be finished.

Somehow it happened. Special thanks to Wendy, Jan

Mayo, Lisa Steele and Christy Payne for their hard work. Bit

by bit, piece by piece, 31 Mavericks came through. That’s

right. 31 people stepped up and made it all possible. Eight

couples even gave $1,000 each, joining the Millennium

Club that Mike created. (Those generous folks will be

getting their names on the bricks outside the Hope House,

joining the few who were the builders and the shakers for

building the Hope House 3 ½ years ago.)

Another miracle happened. An “old Maverick,”

landscape artist

Eric Devonport,

proposed driving

out to Mineral

Wells and

spending two

12 hour days

with one of his

landscape design

workers and

stone fitters to

get the rest of

the job DONE.

And we did. Lisa

Huffaker stepped

up, put in at least

10 hours a day on

this project, got

her husband to

do the cement work, took down part of the fence to increase

access, invited Eric and his worker to stay at her home,

saving money for the project in that way, even fed us as part

of her contribution! May 18th … Mission Impossible…

was completed.

About a month later, Prez Mike and wife, Judy, had a

wonderful celebration for everyone who contributed their

time, energy or money to the successful outcome of this

amazing event. Once again, Charlie took some fantastic

pictures at the party. He also took the most beautiful sunset

view of the entire backyard with a fabulous wide angle

lens. They even presented an engraved rock to add to the

Hope House’s backyard ambiance in honor of Clara Lewis

and me. It says, “The foundation for HOPE is built one rock

at a time.”

Jan Mayo encouraged me to come up with an alliteration

to explain my passion for this Hope House Transformation:

From Down and Dirty ~ To Positively Pleasant

Hugs to all of you who helped. You all ROCK, too!

We should all be proud of this...

Photo by Charlie Davis

August 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 CHAIRPERSON

Milton, James

AX Chair Tannia

Dobbins Lewisville Milton, James

TT Lewisville Chair Travis Howard

AX/TT 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 Pat Friend

Happy Hours Chris

& Mentors Christensen

Monda Hanna

& Mike Lockas

Membership Joel Nannis

Past President James Shoffit

Public Relations Andrea Bell

Rallies

Carey Spreen

Slipstream

Advertising Pat Friend

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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Christy 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

Frank Briggs

concours@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

concours@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.

John Hamilton

C-817-907-7823

de@mavpca.org

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

Mike Lockas

W-972-540-0245

mikeldean@earthlink.net

Pat Friend

C-214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@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

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

The Boxster is back and I’m finally

in the driver’s seat. Man have I

missed this car. Thank you to Hans

and Bob, as well as everyone at RAC

Performance that helped make it better

than it was when I purchased it. As far as

I’m concerned, RAC is fabulous!

As you look through this month’s issue,

I hope you notice a few of the many changes I have started

making. Every year at our National Parade, there is a national

competition where Regions around the country go head to

head, or should I say, cover to cover in a newsletter contest.

Last year, Jan Mayo was awarded 2nd Place in our class of

800 members or more. This year, I was able to do the same

with another 2nd. We are so close... Slipstream was as close

as 16 points from winning First in Class and 25 points away

from wining the best of the best and bringing the Heinmiller

Award to Texas. I want to ask for your help in elevating

your newsletter to a new level. Slipstream is for Mavericks

and is about Mavericks, so please help us reach the pinnacle

next year in Savannah. Please contribute in whatever way

you can. I’m open to any and all suggestions and help.

Hope to hear from you soon, Enjoy

August 5


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6


July 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 June Web Winner

Pierce Hooper

for getting four out of the five correct with an

Honorable Mention going to Cyril Reif for also

getting 4 of 5 correct.

Pierce will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

Zims Autotechnik

1. According to one Magazine, one option no GT3 should be built without is

the pneumatic nose lift, which, at the push of a button, raise the chin 1.2”

for curb cuts and driveways. Just how much does that cost?

a. $1895 b. $2460 c. $2985 d. $3490 May 2010 Car & Driver, p94

2. The “Break-in Hints” on page 13 of the GT3’s Owner’s Manual include:

“Never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds, do not exceed an engine

speed of _____ RPM, and avoid full-throttle starts and abrupt stops.” What

is the engine RPM you should not exceed?

a. 4000 b. 4200 c. 4600 d. 5000 May 2010 Car & Driver, p92

3. Many of us feel that the tires we put on our Porsche’s are expensive, and

some are. As a bit of Trivia, how much does a replacement set of Factory

Michelins cost for a Bugatti Veyron? a. $12,400 b. $14,500 c. $17,000

d. $19,200 Cable TV 1 hour on the Veyron, May 2010

4. Porsche is supposed to bring out the new ‘Baby Boxster’ in the Spring of

2013. It should weigh less than _____ lbs and have a turbocharged four;

selling for less than $40,000. What is the “less than” weight target?

a. 2500 lbs b. 2700 lbs c. 2850 lbs d. 2950 lbs

May 2010 Car & Driver, p58

5. The ‘new concept’ Porsche 918 Spyder is both mean and green. A prototype

lapped the Nurburgring in less than 7 minutes 30 seconds which is quicker

than a Carrera GT. But driven in Economy Mode it can get _____ MPG.

Just what can it get? a. 48 mpg b. 58 mpg c. 68 mpg d. 78 mpg May

2010 Road & Track, p39

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

August 7


Porsches & Ponies

by Christy Payne

Photos by Wendy Shoffit

Denny Payne collaborating with Shelly Burbank

and Steve & Trish Christensen

Longshot winners, Trish Christensen and

Judy Brodigan!

First, let me say that I’m not a big gambler. I tend to

lose all the money I “play” with and decided a long

time ago to just see the shows in Las Vegas and shop!

However, we were all big winners at the Porsches & Ponies

event at Lone Star Park!

I know what you’re thinking...wasn’t it too HOT?

Nope.

The East Trackside area was wonderful! It was so cool

that some of us had to step outside once in a while to warm

up! What a great way to see the races! We were very close

to the track, and the finish line! It was fun just trying to

figure out all that information about the horses and jockeys.

Ultimately, it was just dumb luck, I think!

Some of the horses we bet on were Ready to Smokem, Wee

Be Gone, Aggie Friend, Tropical Doll, Tellittomestraight,

Salty Chick, Stormin Missile ...I just love all the silly names!

The lunch buffet was delicious too! Brisket and BBQ

chicken and salads so good, they were discussed around the

tables. The potato salad had bacon in it, and we all know

that everything’s better with bacon! What a great day with

friends, fun and laughter!

Okay, so now I guess I have to fess up. I actually ended

up ahead by the end of the day...by fifty dollars!! Denny

gets some of the credit, since we teamed up to make our

picks. I guess I’m not such a loser after all!

Thanks to all who attended! It wouldn’t have been as

much fun without you!

Christy with her

big winnings!

8


Porsche Parade….Take Two

By Frank Briggs

It was about a year ago when four couples returning

from a wonderful week in Keystone, Colorado agreed

to collectively converge on St. Charles, Ill. For the 55th

Porsche Parade

the following year.

Bobbie and I had

never been to St.

Louis, MO so we

decided it had to be

a stop on the way for

our four-car caravan. Our group consisted of John and Chris

Hamilton, driving their beautiful, almost new C4S with

only 10,000 miles followed by Doug and Cheryl Koeppen

in their Arena Red 1996 993. Covering the back door were

George and Dee Luxbacher in their beautiful 2006 Carrera

S Cab while Bobbie and I had the pleasure of leading the

group in our 1995 993 Coupe.

Our departure date was June 30, from Sanger, Texas.

We were to meet slightly before 11 AM and leave shortly

thereafter. At about 10:55 my phone rang and it was Dee

stating that they were on their way to meet us, but it was the

first long trip they had taken in their 2006 Cab and finding a

place for everything presented a challenge. Word has it that

UPS was involved in their return trip.

One of our original four couples, (Chris and Ann

Christensen) was not able to make the trip as originally

planned, however, they surprised us by seeing us off at our

departure point. Getting a chance to visit with them made

the morning even more special.

After a group photo we were on our way. After several

missed turns trying to find a lunch stop (remember, I was

leading) we grabbed a bite to eat and were back on the

road for our first night in Tulsa. I know that sounds like a

short drive, but four or five hours surrounded by most of

the clothes from one’s closet are about as long as one can

tolerate.

Thursday morning we were finally off to St. Louis. Our

Tulsa hotel was in the middle of a construction zone so

our group finally made it to I-44 after wandering around

a residential neighborhood for a few minutes looking for

the freeway (remember, I was still leading). It wasn’t long

before Tulsa was in the rear view mirror (along with three

of the most beautiful cars in the world) as we made our way

to the Will Rogers Turnpike. Turnpike is another word for

pay as you go. As we approached St. Louis I convinced John

and Chris to take the lead as I was the only car without a

GPS. There we were, cruising into St. Louis when over the

horizon the famous Arch came into view. What a great photo

opportunity with the back of John’s C4S framed by the St.

Louis Arch. After checking into our hotel and unloading

Photo by Frank Briggs

our cars we decided it was time to relax and enjoy a dinner.

Three couples strolled to Copia Wine Bistro for a terrific

dinner while John and Chris took in the baseball game at the

beautiful ball field

downtown.

Friday morning

was time spent

riding to the top

of the Arch and

general sightseeing

before heading off to St. Charles for the 55th Porsche

Parade. The afternoon consisted of driving through some

beautiful farmland filled with cornfields. At about 6:30 PM

four Porches filled with very tired drivers, passengers and

lots of gear pulled into Pheasant Run for hotel check in.

Saturday was Parade Check-In with all the excitement of

things planned. If you have ever attended Parade, you know

that Check-In is an event in itself. Saturday evening found

us enjoying food catered by several famous Chicago eateries

in an airport close to the headquarters. We were surrounded

by a combination of fantastic vintage flying machines as

well as extremely rare Porsches.

Sunday was Concours day with a display that is only seen

once a year. The number of 356’s as well as other models

was incredible. Each car was a work of art. The golf course

was a perfect setting with trees for much needed shade.

The remainder of the week was filled with well-prepared

banquets and well organized driving tours. I have never seen

so many cornfields as we passed on the drives. The state

parks were fun to visit and the wonderful catered meals kept

our strength up for more driving.

With the resort being west of Chicago about an hour, the

committee organized bus tours to the city that included a

Chicago River cruise as well as a tour of Oak Park, famous

for homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

I can’t write this article without congratulating Wendy on

her winning the Top Lady Driver time in the Autocross. I

would also be remiss if I didn’t thank Jan, James and Wendy

for all of their work in making this another successful

Parade. It was also great to see so many Mavericks make the

trip. There were lots of Texas License Plates in the parking

lot.

After a week of everything Porsche and Chicago, two of

our number took separate routes home visiting sites and

friends while the Hamilton’s and Briggs’ returned by way of

St. Louis and Tulsa.

A wonderful time was had by all and as soon as our cars

(and us) have had a chance to recover from our 1000 mile

one way trips, we will discuss our next adventure.

Now, how far is Savannah?

John, Dee, George, Chris, Bobbie, Ann, Chris, Cheryl, & Doug

August 9


Parade 2010

By Wendy Shoffit

St. Charles? Where’s that? An hour west of Chicago?

Well, that has some interesting possibilities! That’s

what we thought two years ago when the location

was announced during the Charlotte Parade. It turns out

it’s a lovely town near the Fox River and loaded with other

amenities that were NOT as available in Keystone, CO last

year. Maybe you’ll remember our near disaster from last year

with the broken shock and not much auto parts/hardware

shopping nearby (if you don’t, check out page 12 of the

Sept. ‘09 issue of Slipstream)? This year we made certain to

locate all “necessary” shops before Parade began... just in

case. Luckily, everything ran very smoothly.

Parade this year returned to a seven-day format, to the

delight of the majority of Parade attendees. The past

few years they’ve tried compressing it to as little as five

days without losing anything. Talk about BUSY! Events

overlapped and by the end of the week we were exhausted.

This year both James and I got an afternoon nap and we

even caught National Awards Chair, Jan Mayo, sunning

herself on her outdoor patio. Relaxing. *smile*

We were blessed this year to be able to have the Concours

on the golf course at the host hotel, the Pheasant Run Resort.

It was nice being able to walk to see the cars, take a break

in the room, and later walk back to see what we missed.

The setting was spectacular and three brave Maverick

members cleaned their cars with q-tips and toothbrushes to

enter in the Concours d’Elegance. Not only did they enter,

but they did very well. Tom and Barb Minnella took 2nd

place in their class, Charles and Pam Armstrong took 1st

place in their class, and Ed Mayo took 1st place in his class!

Congratulations! Quite a feat for Mavs to have such a great

showing.

The TSD Rally this year was...ummm... how shall I put

this delicately? Challenging, tricky, devilish? At a usual

Parade Rally the trophy winning scores might end up in the

hundreds, but this year they were in the thousands. By the

end people were hot, tired, frustrated, and ready for a sweet

treat at the ice cream social! Somehow that always seems

to cheer people up. Once again, a few brave Mavericks

Photos by Linda Bambina & Wendy Shoffit

stepped up to the challenge. Dave and Jean Frick performed

spectacularly in the Unequipped Plus category, taking 4th

place. Carey Spreen partnered once again with Gerry Brown

(from Golden Gate Region in California) and this time took

6th place in Unequipped. Way to keep your cool and bring

home some hardware! Awesome job.

The Gimmick Rally had many takers this year, giving

people an opportunity to see the sites with a longer time

frame and more chance to relax. It also allows more people

in the car (even if it’s a rental), hopefully to see more of the

clues and answer the questions better. Taking home the very

top honor was the team of Jerry, Myra, and Aubrey Sutton

and Jess Holzer (Aubrey’s long time Parade friend since

they were kids). Fabulous!

The Parade autocross is an area that we Mavericks like to

shine. We don’t have many Concours events or Rallies on

our local calendar. Not that we haven’t tried... it just seems

like most of the entrants who sign up would rather go as

fast as possible, whether it’s on a race track or a parking

lot filled with orange pylons. It’s hard to understand, but it

seems inevitable. This year a few of us figured we’d give

it a go at the course. It was a good design, utilizing some

of the interesting surface issues on the parking lot. Water

drains provided some on- and off-camber opportunities,

often lifting a wheel during cornering and definitely making

it a bit of a bumpy ride. Bringing home more well deserved

trophies were Fran Ussery, winning 2nd in her class

(Showroom Stock Boxsters), James Shoffit getting 2nd in

his class (I04 - progressed cars), and my getting 1st in my

class. I was also blessed to be able to finish with the Ladies

Top Time of Day again this year, despite being 1.3 seconds

slower than James and 5.2 seconds slower than Men’s TTOD

winner, Leeds Gulick. Keep your fingers crossed that the

other women drivers leave their zoomie race cars at home

next year. I’ll gladly take a three-peat!

Parade competition isn’t always about doing things with

your cars. The Tech Quiz tests competitors’ knowledge

about technical and historical aspects of Porsches. It

is certainly not for the faint of heart. I’ve taken it in the

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past and much of the time walked out of there feeling like

an idiot. However... at times I’ve still managed to score a

trophy. This year I opted out, but several Mavericks opted

in. Unfortunately, their scores were just out of trophy range.

They remain undeterred, though, so look out Savannah

2011! We WILL be back.

Several national awards are also presented during Parade.

Enthusiast (individual and family), Region of the Year,

Public Service, Website, Newsletter, and many

more trophies are handed out. Our very own

Richard Bradley won a 2nd place trophy in

Class V (the largest class) for Slipstream!

Talk about some HARD work put in. So well

deserved!

There were other competitive events,

including a golf tournament, RC cars, RC

boats, art show, and 5K run/walk. If you

wanted to compete OUTSIDE of your car,

there were lots of opportunities. The toughest

part is scheduling it all.

While I’ve spent a lot of time talking about

competition at Parade, that’s not all that it’s

about. Driving tours have really come alive in

recent years. From drives on Route 66 to a track

experience on Road America, you could take

your car to fabulous (albeit far away) places.

For those wanting to leave their cars behind,

they had bus tours taking people to Frank Lloyd

Wright sites,

Ed & Alan

architectural

working for Ed’s

river boat

1st place winner!

tours, and

tours of

downtown

Chicago.

There was

something for

everyone.

Kids this

year were treated to tons of activities, many centering

around the indoor/outdoor pool at the resort. Add to that the

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor in the hotel and you have a

winner! There were activities for young kids, as well as a

complete schedule for teens. If they wanted to participate,

there was always something going on. Jasmine, our 13 year

old, had a blast (despite being a teenager)! She finds friends

wherever she goes.

Banquets! How could I forget about the banquets? Each

year they get better and better. This year kicked off with

a welcome banquet in an airplane hangar. We joined with

a fundraiser for a local children’s hospital and had a ball.

Typical Chicago food was provided (deep dish pizza, hot

dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, frozen cheesecake, etc.) and

we gobbled it up. We were treated not only to fabulous cars

and planes on display, a Cayenne Turbo raffle, “The Blues

Wendy Shoffit, our top lady

drive for year two !

Brothers” in concert, but also an air show outside during

dinner. What more could you ask for? I can’t imagine.

Three of the last four banquets were held in the “Mega

Center” at the hotel. That was certainly no misnomer. It

was enormous! Having that much space allowed for the

Concours banquet to have the division and overall winning

cars ON DISPLAY. Not to be out done, the autocross

banquet also allowed the winning cars (Showroom Stock,

Production, Improved, and

Modified) to be displayed

(mine included, front and

center). I’ve never seen that

done before (this was my

10th Parade) and was thrilled

with both displays. There’s

something special and very

tactile about being able to

get that close to amazing and

beautiful vehicles.

Fran, Linda, Jan & Alan

after checking in

The Rally banquet was taken off-site to the Morton

Arboretum, complete with a live hedge maze and some

amazing floral displays. Mother Nature, however, must

not have wanted us to be outside that night, as she sent us

pouring rains. Fortunately the organizers planned ahead and

had enormous tents to be under. The real trick was keeping

your food plate from drowning going from tent to tent. This

will be one of the few banquets I’ll never forget!

The victory banquet was the final one held in the “Mega

Center.” While no Maverick member won the trip to

Germany, I keep holding out hope.

One of the most special parts of Parade for those who

attend year after year is the opportunity to visit with friends

from around the country. While it’s great keeping up with

them on Facebook throughout the year, it’s so much better to

be able to hug them in person. I’m always amazed at how

each year we meet someone brand new and seem to bump

into them throughout the week, building a friendship that

only takes minutes at a time, but lasts for years to come. The

slogan rings true year after year after year... “It’s not just the

cars, it’s the people.” There were 34 Mavs who attended this

year. I hope even more will attend next year in Savannah,

Georgia from July 31st - August 6th, 2011. See you there!

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Cliff’s Ramblings

by Cliff Blackshear

Driving home today, I was thinking

about all that had transpired in the

shop over the last 12 hours. The

one thought that kept standing out was how

overwhelmed we are with new technology.

Software and computer driven systems

were the hot topic today. As technicians,

the effort to keep up with new offerings

is becoming more than just a challenge that

requires reading the latest technical info. It

seems that Porsche has given us advances

in technology in the last one and one half to

two years that is huge in new applications.

The latest ideas come off an

engineer’s drawing board, then are executed

into production and we are barely given the

heads up before the cars are on a ship and on

their way over the pond. Usually, training has

begun, but we have often only had our hands

on a prototype. Not to frighten anyone, but

that has been my experience since the early

70’s as a Porsche technician.

So much has to be learned with new

offerings. We have seen: DFI introduction,

“generation 2” flat 6 water filled engines,

dual clutch sequential shift transmissions and huge advances

in on board electrical systems; all in a very short time

frame. Plus just keeping up with the latest improvements

on systems we are familiar with. Brakes, suspension, air

management, climate control, navigation, alarm system,

lighting, passive and active safety items to name a few

things that are always changing. With every change comes a

new approach to diagnosis and repair applications.

I thought to myself tonight, “this truly is more

change in a short period of time than I’ve ever witnessed.”

It is interesting and I know that the newest ideas are always

so cutting edge. We are switching from PIWIS (Porsche

Integrated Workshop Information System) to PIWIS 2 and

the change is huge. The latest system tester is a “Toughbook”

laptop and the entire way of interrogating on board systems

has changed. Coding, programming, fault analysis, analysis

logs, factory hand over to civilian use, has all changed.

Current analysis logs run between 400 to 500 pages of data,

it can be overwhelming, I love it! As an old timer, this is

what keeps me thinking and trying to maintain an edge for

understanding new technology.

I have learned to spend as much time in the cars

driving them for one reason or another and observing

what works correctly and how it behaves. It is so helpful

to truly know what is normal; “operating as designed”

engine, gearbox, brakes, PCM (Porsche Communication

PIWIS 2(Porsche Integrated

Workshop Information System)

Technology Moves On

Management) etc. behavior. The cars have a personality

that has to be understood. An engineering direction that can

make them sometimes seem odd unless you understand the

goal of “system performance” is important to experience.

I ramble.............

Porsche has some pretty awesome technical people

over here to help us with any new model. Most often these

days we need these guys to lead us through the electrical

system diagnostic sequences. CAN (Controller Area

Network) is so different from the past. Two

wires that allow data from multiple control

units to communicate with each other at the

same time has been the norm for many years.

Yet these systems become more complex

every year. The front control unit drives

everything from windshield forward; the

rear control unit handles everything in the

rear. Lighting, hood opening servos, alarm

system components, spoiler activation, etc.

and that’s the low speed network. High

speed “CAN” handles fuel and ignition,

traction management, active suspension,

transmission commands, ABS, etc.

There are times when I look at all

the software on board and just get

overwhelmed. It is like a cartoon to me. A microprocessor

reports, “That microprocessor is handling this or that.” That

microprocessor says “No I only handle some of it,” then they

stop talking to one another, or start talking to the driver. “So

and so is being bad and not listening to me” (a warning light

comes on.) We then go in as overlords and tell them what

they are going to do and to stop bothering the owner with

their petty problems, such as (one doesn’t like the signal

the other sends.) Implausible signal, below limit value,

above limit value, no communication, short to ground, short

to B+, open circuit, incorrect coding, etc. etc. It is truly

comical the stupid things computer driven information can

generate. And all the while the car is behaving fine except

for the instrument cluster warning display. Fortunately these

problems are rare. “I forgot” is another favorite of mine.

Suddenly a car no longer has navigation or heated seats. We

just reintroduce all the systems to each other and then they

get along again.

I’m so old school I cannot look at these problems from a

computer background. I understand them, yet it seems so

weird. There are times when I wish I was dealing with

distributor points and spark plug heat range issues, or

carburetors that need synchronizing. Maybe an adjustment

to the float levels or even acceleration enrichments that are

a bit off.… HAHAHA! Give me a 356 with tired

synchros..... Running out of RAM! Cliff

August 19


“I found my thrill….on Blueberry Hill”

By Clint C. Blackman III

June 13th, the Maverick Sunday

Drive crew took off in search of the

blueberry hills of East Texas. Forty

“blueberry craving” Porsche fans took

off from

Mesquite,

Texas in

search of the

sweetest Cyanococcus. East

Texas has become famous

for the sweetest blueberries

because of the high acid content

of the sandy soil and the Texas

sun.

Boardwalk Porsche loaned a

new Panamera 4S to serve as

our lead car. Everyone enjoyed

trying out the driver’s seats…front and back! The car is

“all Porsche” with great design lines and handling. The

Panamera is a terrific addition for touring Porsche fans

who want true sports car travel with four adults. Everyone

enjoyed watching the Panamera take to the road in true

Porsche style.

After leaving the metroplex, our smiling “health foodies”

arrived in Edom, Texas after great stretches of interstate

highway followed by scenic “farm to market” roads. FM

roads are fun to drive because they follow farm property

lines. After years of

farm truck and tractor

travel, the roads are 90

degree banked turns of

pure driving pleasure.

Edom is an artist

colony of potters,

painters, and sculptures

that enjoy farm life.

The town also has some

of the finest East Texas

comfort food. We got

everyone’s attention

Pick one... eat one... pick one...

as the Porsche parade

stopped at the Shed

Café and the Edom Bakery. Cold, sweet iced tea never

tasted so good. After the “pit stop” and a short drive we

arrived at Echo Springs.

The Echo Springs farm is the second largest blueberry

farm in Texas. They cultivate 60 acres of the finest grade of

“high bush” blueberry plants. After a brief discussion of the

finer points of blueberry picking, Mavericks took to the

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Photos by Clint C. Blackman III

fields. Porsche people proved they could pick & pluck with

the best pickers! It was easy…you pick one and eat one…

and pick one and eat one! After work in the fields we

enjoyed, a tour of the harvesting machines and the production

Come join us on our next Sunday Drive.

plant was held. In the country store everyone stocked up on

more blueberries, blueberry ice cream, blueberry pie and

everything else made with blueberries. We found our thrill

in the blueberry hills of East Texas. Join us on our next

thrilling adventure as we find new and fun Porsche places to

drive.


August 21


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turns, and 340 feet of overall elevation change. Eagles Canyon is a true driver's

track, and is planned to host all classes of events from the top level racing series

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Member Spotlight: Josh Noble

by Andrea Bell

This month, our new member

spotlight is on Josh Noble. Josh

purchased a black 2006 Cayman

S in 2009. His first car was a 1995, red,

BMW M3. While completely impractical

for a 16 year old, that little red sports car

made the weekends the best. He said that it

may have been the cause of some troubles,

but he has no regrets now. Then came college; and although

the lack of practical space was without restriction,

if not an advantage to a teen, the opposite was true

for a co-ed. His freshman year, he sold the BMW

and purchased a 2002 Acura TL Type S.

This past fall he was finally in a position to

go back to the impractical, yet overly satisfying

driving experience he had been missing for years.

After initial investigation of the market he was

looking into a BMW 3.35i, secondary to the great

experiences with his first car. With pre-owned

manual 3.35s in very limited supply, and new ones

being a bit overpriced, he was in no rush to jump

into a purchase. Then by chance, he happened to

visit the Park Place Mercedes dealership across the

street from his home on recommendation to see

their trade-ins. He said, “I wish I had a photo of

the salesman’s face when I told him I had no interest in a

Mercedes.” He walked around the back lot, and sandwiched

between an Aston Martin with awful orange interior, and

a Mustang of the worst generation, he found his Cayman.

According to Josh, it was in pristine condition, and with

only 6K miles, it was apparent that it had been someone’s

second love for the past few years. Josh mentioned an

interest, but assumed that a car of that quality would be out

of his price range.

He left the dealer without thoughts of any quality

prospects, but a call 1 hour later with a quote changed his

position. He said he had no doubt that his girlfriend was

hiding overwhelming thoughts of scorn when he told her

they needed to drop what they were doing so he could

test drive a Porsche. He added, “I have no doubt she was

calculating how I would be making up for my testosterone

driven foolishness later.” After 10 minutes in the car he was

ready to sign, and said he would have done it on the side

of the road even. Josh said, “Critics be damned, the kick

of that throttle sparking the roar of the 3.4L mid-engine

mounted inches from my head cannot be ignored. This is

what driving is supposed to feel like.”

Josh is single at the moment. Then he said, “Correction, I

am currently “not married” as my girlfriend would not find

the term “single” to best describe my relationship status.”

His girlfriend, Andrea Gimple is finishing up her degree

Photo by Andrea Gimple

from TCU in special education. Josh then explained further,

“Don’t worry, I just graduated in 2008 so the Porsche and

college girlfriend is not a mid-life crisis sign.” He also has

a two year-old, 120 lb. Rhodesian Ridgeback. Fortunately

Andrea drives an X5 to help tote him around.

Josh grew up in Colleyville with a brief time near the end

of high school in Alexandria, VA. He came back down to

Fort Worth to attend TCU. He received his undergraduate

degree there and will be returning this fall for a professional

MBA.

His friends would say

that work is his hobby, but

swears he is more fun than

that. He loves to do just

about anything that allows

him to interact with others.

Although not very good yet,

he recently picked up golf

and has been trying to get

out as much as possible. Josh

also enjoys cooking with his

friends. He confessed, “I am

not very good at coming up

with innovative concoctions

from scratch, but I am

darn good at reading a cookbook. Cooking together is a

phenomenal way to bring friends together because everyone

likes to eat and the food is that much better when you made

it.”

He also enjoys going to the gun range with friends. He

shared, “Whether you are shooting clays or handguns, there

is something oxymoronic in the exhilarating yet relieving

feeling of firing off a few rounds.” Josh enjoys traveling,

so much in fact, that this summer he will be finishing off

visiting every state including Alaska. When traveling to

someplace tropical, he also enjoys scuba diving. Josh also

greatly enjoys learning about art. He is a member of the

Kimbell Art Museum’s Cosmopolitans, which host special

events for young professionals interested in art. If he could

list his oddest interest, it would have to be that he is a hot

sauce fanatic. He always has a random bottle on the table

and just about everything imaginable in the cupboard.

Josh stays involved as an Alumni Advisor for his college

fraternity. He said, “The Greek system gave me the

opportunity to build my skills in financial management,

people management, interpersonal relationships, and

philanthropy. I work with the active fraternity executive

board to provide a fresh perspective on their projects and

plans.”

We are proud to welcome our new member Josh to the

Maverick family.

August 23


Happy Hour at Wildwood Grill

by Chris Christensen

Formerly known as the Southlake

Tavern, the Wildwood Grill is

now owned and operated by Dave

Garner. As those of you know who were

there, we are sure you will attest to the

fact that Dave pays

attention to the

details. He was

seen on numerous occasions in the

parking lot making sure all of the

Porsches were correctly parked

in reserved spaces he designated.

We think Dave had as much fun

overseeing the parking of the

Porsches as examining them as they

arrived. But then who wouldn’t,

there were as usual, a great array

of cars of many vintages including

a beautiful 1990 944 cab. But it is

hard to drop anchor on any one of the cars…that is why we

own Porsches, they are all beautiful.

About 30 Mavericks made the trip to Southlake to

enjoy the food and Porsche inspired camaraderie. We all

enjoyed very tasty hors

d’oeuvres that seemed to

keep on coming. The new

restaurant was completely

remodeled by Dave Garner

after he purchased it. It

is not recognizable from

the old Southlake Tavern.

Although tucked into

the town of Southlake

and maybe a little hard

Cheryl Koeppen & Chris Hamilton

Cheers...

to find, it represents a

moderately priced menu of

a blend of Southwestern,

Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Prices are moderate and

certainly worth it. Soups, sauces and marinades and salad

dressings are made fresh in-house. The salmon was very

good, and as a $15.00 entrée it would be north of $20.00

elsewhere. We do not want Dave to know this, so let’s keep

it a secret so we can come back and enjoy the good food and

spirits again and save a few bucks.

Happy Hour notification; we try and send out invitations

to Mavericks via email that have not joined the MRPCA@

YahooGroups.com email list. If you have not done so, it

is highly recommended that you join. First of all you get

race chatter and other technical information from our more

communicative members and you learn about happenings

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Guess who just got married?

Congratulations to John & B J Harvey

Photos by Chris Christensen

around the Maverick PCA community. Secondly, when

we email out alerts regarding Happy Hour you are sure to

receive a timely reminder email about four days prior to the

event. We try and pick up all new Mavericks’ emails that

are sent to us from PCA corporate, but some of the older

emails that we have on file are no

longer working. Just a thought for

those who want to be kept up to date,

so please join-up. Go to mav.pca.

org for more information regarding

joining.

So with that said, we had a few new

Mavericks visit us at Happy Hour this

month. They were; Becky Freeman

who owns a pretty sporty 2002 911

with her name on the plate. We will

know her forever coming and going.

Also welcome Scott Mesenbrink

who drives a 2007 C4S Cab. As some

of you may know, I want a 911 very badly. So whenever

you new 911 guys show up I get very jealous. Lastly we

want to recognize Tommy Snyder who became a member


the same day as Happy Hour. He is a principle at Alpen

Motor Sports located in Colleyville. A small plug for his

new business and a big good luck also. By the way, Tommy

was driving the 944 Cab.

One of a few Porsches that

he has available.

As mentioned we had

a good turn-out, but

although we do not know

the specifics we heard that

there were newlyweds in

the crowd. I don’t want

to embarrass them of

Dee Luxbacher & Doug Koeppen

course….but you may

guess who they are in a

picture in this HH news bulletin. It is a good testimonial to

Porsches slogan that “it is not about the cars, it is about the

people” or something like that. I suppose it is about meeting

people with common interests and what better venue then

Happy Hour…..and Porsches.

In July we returned to Big Buck’s in Grapevine which is

located next to the Bass Pro Shop in front of the

Grapevine Mills Mall, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine

Texas. Each month we will try and move around the

Metroplex so that almost everyone gets a chance for a short

drive to Happy Hour.

2700 B West Pioneer PkWy

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

Arlington, texAs 76013

817-366-1678

August 25


Tech Corner

By Ed Mullinex

Here we are in August already.

Parade has come and gone and

Roundup is this month. June and

July just sort of whizzed by, distinguished

only by lots of heat, and lots of rain in June,

followed by lots more heat. I recall in May

wishing the cold weather would go

away so as the old saying goes, be

careful what you wish for!

Again this year, as I have done for the past two,

I employed summer help. I collaborate with the

Richardson School District to help provide summer

jobs for High School kids. Mark

Mester, the automotive program

manager at RHS, has a pretty good

handle on the kids in his program

that have the talent and want to pursue a career as auto

technicians. He has his candidates prepare a resume and

arrange a job interview. Excellent training for youngsters

just leaving the nest. This year, Mark gave me a list of five

potential candidates. I interviewed all of them. It’s sort

of like going to get a new puppy. You see an entire litter

of them, so picking just one is difficult. Out of the five,

two stood out as being particularly talented (extensive

experience taking stuff apart at home and for the most part,

getting it back together) and really wanted to be technicians.

Every year when I go through this process, I think back to

the days of my youth when I too, was eager to be a “Jedi

Porsche Mechanic.” Master Yoda, aka Sid Checkaj, was

a patient man! I was only going to employ one apprentice

this year, but as with the puppy selection process, I took

on two. They are good kids and other than my being run

ragged making sure they follow procedure and not breaking

anything, I don’t regret taking on the additional help.

Summer driving brings with it some unique considerations.

Those of us who, from time to time, are forced to leave our

cars parked outside for hours in the sun know only too well

how uncomfortably hot leather upholstered seats and

steering wheels can be. I usually bring towels along and

drape them over my dash, steering wheel, and seat. This

time of year, one would be advised to apply plenty of leather

dressing to the seats and dash. Some other issues that are

common in summer are degraded A/C cooling and cooling

system failures. Other than the Cayenne that has huge

condensers up front, Porsches will usually not freeze you

out while driving on a hot day. The water-cooled variants

seem to have better A/C cooling than the pre 1990 air-cooled

predecessors. If you have an air cooled 911, you should

make sure the A/C is turned off before you open the engine

lid to check your oil. The primary condenser is located

under the air intake grill. The engine fan pulls air across the

condenser to dissipate the heat. With the engine lid up, no

air flows across the condenser and the A/C system pressure

rises dramatically in just a few seconds. Not good for the

A/C compressor! On the subject of cooling system failures,

if you have a water-cooled type that experiences overheating

while driving, pull off the road and turn off the

engine. Do not immediately go open the radiator

cap! The cooling system is pressurized to 22 psi.

Normal operating temperature is 190 degrees F. A

hot engine can exceed 250 degrees. My bride still

has a scar on her thigh from a nasty burn she received

after opening the radiator cap on an

overheating engine. After waiting

several minutes, the coolant level

can be checked and if needed, topped

off with coolant mix that is no more than

50% anti-freeze. On the air-cooled cars, that skinny little

belt back there turning the fan and alternator provide all of

the cooling for the engine. If the belt breaks, pull over and

stop the engine (this applies to the water-cooled as well.)

Running the engine without a belt can cause extensive

engine damage (think $) in only a few minutes.

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New Wheels

by Joel Nannis

Billings, Jacki

Garland, TX 75042

2009 Cayenne

Neal, Craig

Bedford, TX 76021

1983 944

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call

Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600.

Blandford, Keith (Carol)

Mc Kinney, TX 75071

2000 Boxster S

Collette, Steve (Lance)

Dallas, TX 75214

2007 Cayman

Easterly, Arnie (Susan)

Southlake, TX 76092

2002 911

Fain, Chris

Granbury, TX 76049

1995 993

Schmidt, Jason (Hugh Rucker)

Dallas, TX 75225

2001 Carrera

Snyder, Tommy

Colleyville, TX 76034

1990 944

Tendoeschate, Paul

Garland, TX 75040

2008 Cayman S

Vecchio, Joel (Ernie Tacsik)

Dallas, TX 75287

1991 964

Green, Chris (Kukai

Sunakapakdee)

Irving, TX 75062

2008 911 C4S

Havlik, Sheree

Allen, TX 75103

2010 Carrera

Johnson, Ken

Plano, TX 75025

2006 911

Lazzara, Paul (Sheila)

Flower Mound, TX

2010 997 C4S

Anniversaries

Rink, Virgil

Cohen, Van

Gabriel, Simon

Martin, Wallace

Watkins, Stephen

30 Years

10 Years

White, Gary

Keller, TX 76248

2001 911

Woolsey, Thomas

Dallas, TX 75206

2010 Boxster

Zimmerman, Dan

Heath, TX 75032

2002 911

Save the flash!

Owning a Porsche is

a unique experience.

Do your part to preserve

the experience...

keep the flash alive!

Naperville, IL

Arlington

Dallas

Garland

Denton

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee appointed by President

Mike Brodigan is chaired by James Shoffit and is

comprised of James Shoffit, 1112 Santa Fe Trail,

Irving, TX 75063, 972-786-6246, james@shoffit.com,

Carey Spreen, 4748 Gerald Ct, Keller, TX 76244, 817-422-

3480, cmgspreen@verizon.net and Robyn Howard, 1701

Cypress Dr, Irving TX 75061, 214-991-0873, red86944@

yahoo.com. The Nominating Committee is soliciting

suggestions or nominations from the general membership,

so if you know of someone that wants one of the four elected

positions, or if you would like to serve your region yourself,

let one of the nominating committee members know.

5 Years

Csanadi, Randy

Diliberti, Thomas & Danielle

Friedauer, Max

Gerrish, Scott & Windsor

McBee, David & David

Potadle, Mark & Marla

Vaughan, Mark

Fort Worth

Dallas

Colleyville

Weatherford

Dallas

Roanoke

Colleyville

August 31


Unclassifieds

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

include car year, make and model, its mileage and asking price, as well as a contact name, phone number and /or e-mail address. All parts will be advertised on our website. Check your ad for

accuracy the first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled sooner. Due to space constraints, photos may or may not be included.

For Sale: 2000 Boxster S, One owner Texas car with 8,700 miles (not a

misprint). Guards red/tan in excellent condition. Has won (best in show) and

placed in local Concours. Near new Bridgestones, Bird Automotive center

armrest, matching hardtop, Porsche bra, coordinated cocoa mats. Was to be

shown at Parade this year but illness forced cancellation. This is a great car and

you will not be disappointed. $22,500, contact Chris at 817-917-6725 or email at

cvillereal@aol.com. (1)

For Sale: 1988 Porsche 924S, 944 engine, single owner, garaged with a

Porsche cover, always in DFW area. 7,800 original miles. All original paint, fire

engine red, & interior, tan leather upholstery, with automatic transmission, power

windows & original security system. New battery. No scratches or dents. Mint

Condition. Really beautiful. $12,000 OBO. for more information E-mail George

at georgematuskey@gmail.com. (1)

For Sale: 1987 Porsche 944, Vin# WPOAB0946HN477034 Second owner.

Very clean 944 reliable and runs very well. Just painting in the original charcoal

gray and burgundy interior is in very good shape. Approx 280k original miles,

A/C is very cold. Tires are in good shape, Clutch was replaced 10k miles ago and

hydraulic slave and master cylinder replaced at that time. Engine tuned up 5k ago,

timing belt replaced 15k ago, and Transmission shifts smooth and solid. AM/FM

CD player. $6500.00 Kevin Fortier Ft. Worth, Tx. Phone# 682-225-7888 e-mail:

kevinafortier@yahoo.com (2)

For Sale: 1986 944 Turbo (951), Copenhagen blue exterior/Linen interior

Painted in 99, front seats reupholstered. Maintained by GTI, ZIM’s, Mayo

Performance and owner. Autothority Stage II chip, Lindsey boost enhancer &

blow off valve. Garaged and used on a limited basis, mileage est.@ 84,000. VG

condition. $12k Call Bill, 817-354-9010 or email bevans118@hotmail.com for

additional information. (2)

For Sale: 74 911 Targa, rebuilt engine, brand new alternator, shocks, struts,

re-padded top, good floor pans, OK interior with after market red + black seats,

red + black steering wheel, aftermarket wheels, new rear tires. Body and paint in

really good shape- no damage, a couple minor rust bubbles. Burns a little oil on

start-up, then clears out when hot, runs bulletproof. 52k and I have put about 6k on

it in 7 years. Serviced at Fifth Gear. I have about $14-15,000 in it, but would sell

around $11,000. Contact Bill at 214-616-4168 or bill.thompson@points.com. (2)

For Sale: 1988 911 Carrera Coupe, Marine blue/silver leather: 103K:

Lowered, corner balanced, Koni adjustable, front strut brace: Original Fuchs

wheels: Sunroof: New clutch, flywheel, synchros: New starter: New Optima

battery: New SSI headers and new stainless Dansk dual exhaust: Rebuilt AC:

Recent 15,000 mile tune up: Photos available. $22,800. Kenneth Grossmann

575-382-5912, pigglywiggly66@earthlink.net (2)

For Sale: 1977 Porsche 911S Targa , $14,000. 79000 miles, Red with Tan

interior. Low miles on Motor Meister engine rebuild. Service records back to

original owner and many reference / repair manuals included. Contact Cal Byson

at calbyson@yahoo.com for additional pictures and details. (2)

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Boardwalk Porsche (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 15

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 22

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 29

German Technologies Inc. (817) 540-0712 Page 12

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Istook’s MotorSport Svcs (817) 332-6547 Page 21

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For Sale: 1988 924S with 944 engine, Single Owner, garaged with a Porsche

cover, always in DFW area. 7,800 original miles. All original paint, fire engine red,

& interior, tan leather upholstery, with automatic transmission, power windows &

original security system. New battery. No scratches or dents. Mint Condition.

Really beautiful! $12,000 OBO. E-mail George at georgemat@att.net for more

information. (2)

For Sale: 1990 C2 , Arctic Silver with Black Interior. New Stereo/CD Player.

Recent AC recharge and new gaskets, etc. Car runs and drives perfect. 72,000

miles. $21,900. Contact John at jcastro@maximusalliance.com (2)

For Sale: 1988 Porsche 911 Targa, Popular features of G50 trans. and whale

tail! Excellent condition with recent top-end & clutch rebuild and targa top liner

replaced. Updated suspension ready for the track or street; extra set of Fuchs

included (4 7x16, 2 8x16). Updated Alpine CD stereo with Infinity speakers. Also

included are tool kit, air compressor, original stereo and steering wheel - plus I’ll

throw in whatever books I have. 138,700 miles - asking $21,500. Contact Info:

Jeff at 972-939-0893 or jeffatkins@verizon.net. (3)

For Sale: 1978 Euro 911 SC Club Race “E” Car, Complete, fully sorted,

nothing spared proven winner. PCA Club Racer “E” Class. Professionally prepared

car includes full cage with NASCAR doors, new Cobra Evolution HALO seats,

data acquisition, 8 & 9” Fuchs, complete state of the art suspension, LSD and all

the other expected goodies and modifications throughout the car. Low time on very

strong Euro Hi-Comp engine and trans. Straight clean white with Martini livery.

All new expendables, way too much to list, needs absolutely nothing. Forced to

sell quickly at significant loss. $36k offers encouraged. Contact David Keens at

817-228-2948 or dkeens@sbcglobal.net. (3)

For Sale: 1998 Spec Boxster, Highly developed race built by Speed Gallery

to the limit of the rules; 4 hours on rebuilt motor, Sachs clutch, S oil cooler, GT3

front and rear lower control arms, Bilstein PSS9 coilovers with upgraded spring

package, Terrat front drop link and rear toe links. New Pagid pads, zero hour

battery, New Sparco Hans race seat, removalbe steering wheel, Schroth belts,

Nascar cage, Alcantara dash, Motorola radio, cool suit, 996 front bumper. Way

too much to list. The trickest, quickest, sharpest and funest race car available for

this exciting spec Boxster class. Beautiful new Speed yellow paint and custom

graphics and custom painted wheels. Over $45,000 invested $38,250 OBO

Paul Fairchild 602-363-8449. (3)

For Sale: 1977 Porsche 911S Targa, $14,000 & 79000 miles, Red with Tan

interior. Low miles on Motor Meister engine rebuild. Service records back to

original owner and many reference/repair manuals included. Contact Cal Byson at

calbyson@yahoo.com for additional pictures and details. (3)

For Sale: 1979 911 SC, Black $17,000.00 Fauk rims and tail new stereo

system and speakers with a new driving Momo wheel with approximately 116,000

miles as I have not used the car for 3 years, but is under a roof and with its own

protective cover. contact hectoralfarobejar@gmail.com. (3)

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Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 25

911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 30

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 6

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 30

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

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State Farm Insurance (214) 387-0003 B.C.

Texas World Speedway (979) 690-2500 Page 27

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UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 14

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 15

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