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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Haffaker-Hughes Hope House Christmas ..3

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

Sunday Drive - Holiday Lights ..................... 5

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

All Member Party ......................................17

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

Tech Session - Autobahn ...........................29

Past Event Recaps

Porsche Palooza 2010 ................................10

From the Bunker ........................................11

Race of Champions ....................................11

Fall Season DE Complete ..........................12

Happy Hour at Uncle Julio’s ......................24

Racing with PCA at Mineral Wells ............26

Miscellaneous

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

The Foundation of HOPE ............................9

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

Volume 48 December 2010, Issue 12

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December

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31

Day December

8 Board Meeting

11 Founder’s Day ~Holiday Party

12 Sunday Drive-Christmas

Lights

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour - Bavarian Grill

18 Huffaker-Hughes Hope House

Christmas

23 Southlake Lunch

25 CHRISTMAS

Day February

2 Board Meeting

8 Lewisville Lunch

17 Happy Hour - Fox Grill

24 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

January

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

Day January

1 NEW YEARS

5 Board Meeting

11 Lewisville Lunch

15 Tech Session - Autobahn

20 Happy Hour - Love & War

27 Southlake Lunch

29 All Member Party

Day March

2 Board Meeting

8 Lewisville Lunch

17 Happy Hour - Abuelo’s

24 Southlake Lunch

Cover Photo

By

Richard Bradley

Time for a

Tech Session

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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

December 1


Drifting

Mike Brodigan, President

Ok, the changes in my life over the

next several months are going to

take a bit of getting used to. I am

really going to miss hearing “Hail to the

Chief ” whenever I walk into a room. I

have grown quite fond of some of my

secret service agents (especially the one

with the long hair and Bambi eyelashes

[just kidding, Judy]). The political junkets were fun too,

and the pay was quite generous. I do think Judy is getting

kind of sick of referring to me as “Mr. President.” Lately

she has been adding some pretty disturbing adjectives. After

December, I will become just another John Q. Maverick.

All good things must come to an end.

I consider it a privilege to have served as the Region’s

President for the last two years. The Region just keeps

getting stronger and stronger because of the awesome

people who put their time and effort into making this a

fun organization. Another exciting thing about this club is

the number of new faces we are seeing. Almost all of our

leadership positions have changed in the last 2 years. New

people spark new ideas.

Slipstream, under Richard Bradley’s guidance continues

to get better and better. Take a look at a 2008 issue, and

compare it to today. Wow! Bigger, new features,

great event ads, and COLOR! It takes a whole

team of volunteers to keep this award winning

newsletter going. We did some marvelous things

with the Hope House, our Social Events, Sunday

Drives and Happy Hours as well. Our driving

events remain “second to none!”

I want to thank everyone who made this an easy

job for me. There are so many who have done so

much in all our activities. With the new slate of

officers I believe we will keep getting even better.

Hey everyone, thanks for all you do, and I will

see ya’ll next year.

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

Grapevine is giving James dinner for two at their award

winning steak house.

James, thanks for all you do.

Mike

Mav of the Month

Please congratulate James Shoffit. Our latest

Mav of the Month. James is everywhere. Driving

events, lunches, socials, and at many of our board

meetings. James also is a tremendous help to us

in his role as Zone 5 Representative.

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December 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

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 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 Christy Payne

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

817-917-6725

hh@mavpca.org

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Tannia Dobbins

C-254-338-9392

ax@mavpca.org

tannia.dobbins@gmail.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

I

can’t forget the excitement I was

feeling when we finished up last

month’s Board Meeting. We had tons

of attendees, lots of new faces and lots

of enthusiasm around the table. If you

ever want to be a part of something fun,

as well as encouraging that involves an

automobile that Dr. F. Porsche designed,

this is it! Come be a part of your club by joining our core

group at the Board meetings. You will find somewhere to

plug in, and if you don’t, we can find something for you to

do.

As I finish off my 24th issue, I can still remember when

Jan passed the baton to me as I thought to myself, “I don’t

know what to do!” Now Jan’s in Colorado bracing for a cold

winter and I’m still havin’ fun. This club is full of wonderful

people that will become wonderful friends if you plug in.

So I encourage every one of you to take a step of faith

and become more than you are by yourself. Thank you to

every one that has given me the encouragement I needed

at the time I needed it, to do something I can for the ones

that can’t.

Here’s to a wonderful Holiday season...

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OctOber 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 October Web Winner

Mark Hanna

getting 4 of 5 correct.

Carey will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

Zims Autotechnik

1. Porsche has announced a new version of the historic 911. It

is called a Carrera GTS and while it still has a 3.8L engine;

it packs _______ HP compared to the Carrera S’s stock 385

HP.

a. 396 HP b. 404 HP c. 408 HP d. 414 HP

Autoweek online 9-15-10

2. In 1982 Porsche came out with the 944. It was in production

for a number of years. What was the last year of the 944’s?

a. 1989 b. 1990 c. 1991 d. 1992

3. In what year did the Porsche 944 get a major upgrade; so

major in fact some call it a half-year model?

a. 1983 b. 1984 c. 1985 d. 1986

Wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_944

4. In what year did the Porsche 944 get ABS and Air-bags?

a. 1983 b. 1985 c. 1987 d. 1989

Wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_944

5. His name is Mark Porsche and he is 32 years old. Which of

the following is NOT true?

a. Mother is Gidi b. Father is Ferdinand c. First member of

the Porsche Family to have his name on a Porsche Race Car

d. Came in 3rd in his very first race e. He is from Austria

Excellence Aug, 2010, pg 87

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

December 7


Maverick Minutes

Lisa Steele, Secretary

As the Thanksgiving Holiday

approaches, this Secretary is very

thankful that our Board Meetings

are starting and finishing in such a timely

manner. We began the November meeting

promptly at 7:00 PM. Bryan Bell was

running this meeting and he was eager to

“get it started.” Bryan assured the group

that all insurance is covered. He also had information from

Andy Mears about Slipstream. Apparently, the mail service

agency has raised their prices from our current price of

$150/month to $500/month. Andy did some research and

found another company that will do the job for $280/month.

Jim Falgout reports with a smile on his face that “we have

money.” Well…until that hospitality chick buys the pizza

and beer for the next DE.

Pat Friend introduced his friend, Paul Jason, to the group.

Paul was just sitting in on this meeting, but it won’t be

long until we convince him that he needs to volunteer for

something. Pat was also happy to announce that he delivered

his first order of 30 name tags to Chris Christensen for his

Happy Hour folks. Can I hear a Woot Woot? Keep those

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orders coming in! Pat reported that as of November 15th the

on-line Goodie Store may have a slightly different look to

it the next time you go on there to order something because

there has been a change in management. It should still offer

everything Porsche that your heart desires.

Richard Bradley introduced his friends, Larry and Donnetta

Ramsey. Donnetta has agreed to help with Slipstream Ads

so Richard and Christy Payne (who currently does all of the

ads) can have a little relief. Both Richard and Christy are

doing the Happy Dance! Can’t wait to see your awesome

work, Donnetta!

Michael Pelletier would like for Donnetta to make a special

ad for him that says “WANTED: Registrar for AX/TT.” If

anyone is interested in this job, please contact Michael.

Christy Payne reminded the group to sign up for the AX/

TT End of Season Celebration and Awards Dinner. She also

announced that registration for Founder’s Day will be up on

the website soon. Did we mention that it is at the Gaylord

Texan?!! Anyone who is anyone, will be there so sign up

early!! I have it from an inside source that the dress code is

a nice dress shirt and jeans for the gentlemen and a beautiful

blouse or your best Christmas sweater with a pair of jeans

for the ladies. I already have my outfit picked out…do you?

Robyn Howard was present, but had nothing to report.

Travis Howard had a tear or two running down his face

as he announced that the AX/TT season is over. Travis was

excited to report that he tried a new TT course at the last

event and there were mixed reviews…keep those new ideas

coming! He also announced that the Mineral Wells dates

for next year are all set. Tannia Dobbins is working on the

AX dates.

Wendy Shoffit was present, but had nothing to report.

Carey Spreen attended several SCCA Rallies this year

and he made the comment that “they make you stop and

think too much.”

Madhu Rao was present, but had nothing to report but he is

anxiously awaiting the January Board Meeting when he gets

to put his awesome secretarial skills to work. I personally

cannot wait to read your Maverick Minutes, Madhu!

Clint Blackman announced that the next Sunday Drive is

a Turkey Chase in East Texas. Clint also announced that he

will be stepping down as the Sunday Drive Chair. It will

be hard to fill your shoes Clint…Thank you for all that you

have brought to the ever growing Sunday Drive Group!

Clint introduced John Harvey as the new Sunday Drive

Chairman. Welcome, John!!

Ed Mullenix announced that there will be a Tech Session

at Autobahn on January 15th.


Jack Griffin is planning a Concours/Prep for the near

future…stay tuned for specific dates!

John Hamilton reported that the October DE sold out!

Can I get another Woot Woot? He also announced that the

November DE is looking good. Of course it is John because

we have absolutely the BEST Instructors, Corner Workers,

and Staff at our DE’s. Come join our FUN!!

Meeting adjourned at 7:23pm…yes, you heard me right..

the meeting lasted a total of 23 minutes! Now that calls for

a triple Woot Woot!!!

Save the flash!

Owning a Porsche is

a unique experience.

Do your part to preserve

the experience...

keep the flash alive!

The Foundation of HOPE

By Linda Bambina

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; this time

it also speaks of at least a thousand hours. Maverick

Region began a

massive project for their

beloved charity, The Huffaker-

Hughes Hope House. The

basic idea was to turn a small,

drainage challenged backyard

into a beautiful, playgroundsafe

place for children to

have fun, and a place where

their mothers can be at ease

and take care of healing

themselves while building a

new life free from domestic

violence. Making that happen

took a little over seven months

with both volunteer and

professional service. At a

celebration party in June, coleaders

Linda Bambina and

Clara Lewis were surprised

with an engraved boulder that

said it all: “The foundation for HOPE is built one rock at a

time.” Of course, getting that 350 lb. baby out to the newly

landscaped flowerbeds

took another four

months to complete!

But............

COMPLETE it is!

December 9


PCA Palooza 2010

By Chris Christensen

This was the sixth year for PCA

Palooza. It is a gathering of Porsche

enthusiasts sponsored by PCA that

includes: an arrival mixer, spirited and

scenic drives, a Concours, a Saturday night

dinner, and an Autocross on Sunday. It is

over a weekend that gives those that work

a chance to partake in the activities and the

splendor of Eureka Springs. It is truly a beautiful area of the

country, the fall colors were waning but enough left to even

surprise a New Englander.

We left at 8:00 AM sharp on Friday morning

from the Sanger area where we met three other

cars to join in a Caravan. The drive was a bit

wet along I-40 as we hit numerous rain showers

along the way. But as we got closer to Eureka

Springs the weather started to clear a bit. The

drive was very scenic if not spectacular in

spots…passing through the Boston Mountains

was a highlight. Beautiful countryside and

autumn colors in the trees made the drive very

worthwhile. We logged over 400 miles from

Southlake to Sanger and on to Eureka Springs.

Checking in to the hotel and then into the PCA Palooza event

was painless. The folks running Palooza have it figured out…

we felt very welcome. Everyone was smiling…guess it had

to do with the fact in part that they had just gotten out of their

Porsches. I am learning that driving Porsches or just looking at

them can make everyone really happy.

We counted about 13 Mavericks in attendance. Not a bad

crowd considering the distance to get there. There were probably

about 200 Porsches in attendance. I might add that there were

some spectacular cars that

made the trip –including a

handful of beautiful 356’s

and one bright yellow

Carrera GT and everything

in between.

Friday evening we were

treated to a buffet mixer

hosted by the Palooza folks.

The food was plentiful with

more than enough to feed a small army. There were a few

purchases that could be made, such as tee shirts, golf shirts, and

other Porsche accessories. We did make a small purchase and

then restrained ourselves.

After a good night’s rest, we had breakfast in town at a very

quaint restaurant. For those of you who have never been to

Photos by Chris Christensen

Eureka Springs it is a very scenic town and of course a bit

touristy. The streets are very narrow and in spots quite hilly. It

makes for some interesting driving, especially when meeting an

oversize vehicle head-on.

Our group had signed up for the scenic tour on Saturday

morning. It was not a long tour but again very scenic and

interesting. From a one-way wood

covered bridge to an almost all glass nondenominational

church located in a very

remote section – in a heavily wooded

area. You can see from the photograph,

it really was a beautiful location and the

church was very cleverly constructed.

We heard the folks that took the spirited

tour really enjoyed themselves, if you

know what we mean.

Late morning we went on our own little tour of

the town. Visiting some old hotels and the like,

returning to wash the grime off of our cars for

the Public Choice Concours. Hot water in an ice

bucket and a towel…works wonders but not quite

the best. It was a bit chilly – in the high 30’s in

the morning. We lined our cars up in the People’s

Choice Concours. So after about three hours the Concours was

complete – with hopes of winning at least something.

We retired to our rooms to get ready for dinner and the

Concours awards…we didn’t win. Matter of fact no Maverick

won. Jack Griffin had a spectacular ’85 Carrera in the show

along with Frank Briggs and Doug Koeppen with their 993’s

and Mike with his very nice and clean 928. We were all a little

disappointed but not shocked. In addition this writer discovered

that even a 2010 C2 Cab is not good enough to bring home the

bacon. Such is the life in a Concours…there were great cars to

compete against, so we shouldn’t grumble too much and just

be happy we were there to enjoy it all. Dinner and drinks and a

keynote presentation from Vic Elford – Born in London, Elford

was one of the fastest drivers in the sixties and seventies….he

was well known in the Porsche circuits at the time and known

as quick Vic. His stories were entertaining and informative.

Sunday brought out the Autocross…with James and Wendy

Shofit assisting. It was a relatively short course, cars had

difficulty reducing speed…probably 20 mph could be reached at

maximum. We watched for a while but had plans to return home

through Hot Springs, so we did not stay for the conclusion…

All in all it was a fun trip with good friends and a beautiful

setting. We are looking forward to next year and highly

recommend a trip through the Ozark twisty roads to Eureka

Springs…your Porsche will love it.

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From the Bunker…

By Howard Kimbrough

Greetings fellow Maverick Region members.

The 2010 Maverick Region track season has

concluded with six high performance Driver

Education events and a thrilling Club Race.

Not that long ago in North Texas, if you wanted to

track your car it meant a trip to College Station or the

Tulsa area of Oklahoma.

Fortunately, a few people with parcels of land and a

vision have grown the ribbons of asphalt in our area,

from one point seven miles of track surface to over seven

miles at the three nearby venues.

What has not grown significantly are the numbers of

workers needed to perform the duties required at each of

the corner stations. More specifically, there has not been

an increase of younger people (18 to 25 year olds) to the

ranks of the sport.

Race of Champions

By Porsche North America

Stuttgart/Atlanta on November 16 -- The Porsche

911 GT3 Cup is the most-produced race car in

history. To date, over 2,000 vehicles have been

delivered to customers around the world. And now,

the 450 hp GT racer from Weissach belongs to the

official competition cars at the Race of Champions,

where a number

of the world’s

most talented and

famous racing

celebrities from

the most diverse

disciplines

come together

in Dusseldorf,

Germany on

November 27 and

28.

Joining the

ranks of the

world class starter

field is Porsche

pilot Jeroen

Bleekemolen. The

29-year-old driver

from the Netherlands won the GTC class of the American

Le Mans Series with Tim Pappas this season at the wheel

of a 911 GT3 Cup and knows the car from many years

For the last half century, it has been the Sports Car Club of

America that has trained and developed the majority of ontrack

officials for use at SCCA club races, and many of the

professional road race events held around the country. PCA

relies on the practices and procedures of SCCA workers at

it’-s on-track events too.

There is always room for people who are eager, and willing

to learn the methods of track flagging & communication.

People who have the ability to concentrate on the task at

hand, who have the heart of a first responder, and people who

want to see the PCA track experience from a completely

different perspective are encouraged to join.

Feel free to contact me, Howard Kimbrough (404qcd@

sbcglobal.net or Bob Benson (detech@mavpca.org ) if

you’d like to join the fun at the next PCA track event.

of racing. In 2008 and 2009 he won the Porsche Mobil1

Supercup, the fastest international brand trophy series. In

2008 he earned a victory in the LMP2 class at the Le Mans

24 Hours with a Porsche RS Spyder.

In Dusseldorf, Bleekemolen will be up against the likes of

Formula 1 pilots Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel

as well as World Rally

Champion Sébastien

Loeb and World

Touring Car Champion

Andy Priaulx.

“I’m proud to be

part of the Race

of Champions for

the first time,”

says Bleekemolen.

“Obviously, I’m

hoping to contest as

many heats as possible

with the Porsche 911

GT3 Cup - not one

of the participating

drivers knows the car

like I do.”

continued on page 12

December 11


Race of Champions continued

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, based on the road-legal 911

GT3 RS sports car, is powered by a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder

boxer engine delivering 450 hp. The spectacular-sounding

race exhaust system features a fully controlled catalytic

converter. The rear-engine concept and the wide track give

the racing 911 excellent traction and razor-sharp handling.

Pilots operate the sequential six-speed gearbox manually.

Power from the high-revving engine (max. 8,500 rpm)

is distributed to the wide rear wheels via a mechanical

differential.

“I’m very pleased that the racing elite from all over the

globe will be seen driving the world’s most produced race

car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup,” says Hartmut Kristen, head

of Motorsport at Porsche. “I’m sure that fans and drivers

alike will have just as much pleasure in the spectacular

sound and the superb handling of this vehicle.”

This marks the return of the Race of Champions to

Germany since its first meet here in 1989. The event will be

broadcast by the German national TV, ZDF. “Aktuelle

Sportstudio” provides coverage on Saturday, with

“Sportreportage” broadcasting the spectacular action from

Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena on Sunday. Get more information

and follow the action on the event’s official site www.

raceofchampions.com.

Fall Season DE Complete

By Carrie Carrera

There were two remaining fall Driver Education

events for 2010. What? You didn’t hear about the

one in October? Well, that is because all of the

fast loud guys were up at the Club Race in Hallett. So we

didn’t have quite the roar of horsepower that is typical at

one of our events. Nonetheless, there was an abundance of

horsepower with several GT3s, GT2s, Carreras and a flock

of Caymans and Boxsters. We ran the Motorsport Ranch 1.7

configuration going clockwise, for a change of pace. With

a balance of cars in each group we had a fun full event.

Our remaining instructor team was joined by several of our

reserves and guests from other clubs so that we were able

to provide instruction to all. Parade laps at lunch was very

well attended, with donations going to the Komen Race for a

Cure, in support of instructor Lori Mauthe’s Team Walking

On, which is participating in the 3-Day 60 mile walk in San

Diego in November.

Our season finale was at Eagles Canyon Raceway in mid-

November. With a full team of instructors, including the

loud guys, we finished our year with another great event.

The “regulars” were back – Joel Nannis at Black Flag,

John Sandusky as chief driving instructor, Team Leads

and Advanced Instructors with their Club Racing Porsches,

and our new regular Travis as our Grid Marshall. Travis got

his exercise running up and down the grid, around the new

tech building, to manage the exit onto the track for each run

group and did a fine masterful job in his 2nd event with us.

We sure hope he is back next year.

Lisa Steele and Andrea Bell discovered a new caterer from

Cresson who provided our lunches at MSR, and the food

was so wonderful, that they invited them back to ECR. They

bring a whole new meaning to the concept of “track food” –

wow was it tasty and enjoyed by all. Lisa and Andrea worked

all weekend to keep of us well hydrated and fed with coffee

and treats in the morning, cold drinks all day, and of course

the fine lunch and pizza for dinner Saturday. The instructors

GREATLY APPRECIATE their blue buckets of snacks at

the grid stations.

Due to the fine work of our instructors and excellent

students, there were many promotions and solo stickers

presented. We were a bit chilly in the wind, yet thankful

that there wasn’t any rain all weekend. A special shout out

to Bob Benson and his team of corner workers that kept us

running smooth and safe all day. Without them we couldn’t

begin to have this much fun.

The spring schedule is published for 2011 starting in

March at Eagles Canyon, and April at MSR, and then back

at Eagles Canyon for Memorial Day. Watch for email alerts

and check out Slipstream and the website for more details.

Happy Holidays to all and big thank you for all who

participated in the 2010 Driver Education Season.

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Cliff’s Ramblings: Hallett Club Race

By Cliff Blackshear

I

love the Hallett track. It is a driver’s

track. I have not met a driver/racer that

does not like this road course. Plus the

atmosphere is awesome. Beautiful setting

with rolling hills, wooded surroundings,

and a wonderful family that built and

runs it to this day. Food at the Finish Line

Café is not bad at all, especially breakfast.

I’ve been to that track many, many times. Started out going

there to support a friend racing in the Hallett “COMMA”,

(Competition Motorsport Association) series. He was

racing an Alfa in the GT3 class in the 90’s. Took the GT3

championship in 1998. My friend gave me the plaque after

it was presented to him that year. I have it on the wall in

my room to this day. It was a special time for us. We grew

up together and remain tight even today... He is responsible

for my being a Porsche technician. His dad bought a 1957

356 new back in the day. Turned it over to his son when he

was old enough to drive and grilled him with proper driving

techniques. I was right there and drove that 356 many times,

full on, tail hanging out steering crossed up, throttle pinned

to the floor.

So in the middle of October, I was off to Hallett, once

again this time to witness a PCA club race, with the goal

of helping anyone I could to overcome any difficulties with

their machines. Gladwill went and paddocked up with six

other competitors. They rented three nice rigs to stay in

for the weekend in the paddock and had them set up as a

compound and parked their cars right there. Nice set up for

the drivers. Get some sleep, wake up, have some food and

a little coffee (motion lotion I call it), step out the door and

there is the race car.

I stayed off track nearby and came in each day in stealth

mode. Wanted to look in from the outside and observe. Then

help when I could when

someone was

in need. Sent

out an email

on Maverick

site letting

folks know I

would be there

and help in any

way I could

if they had a

problem that wa s

inside my realm of knowledge. My expertise is really road

going Porsches, so my ability to help is limited to mechanical

issues. Track settings, handling problems, etc. are not things

I have a lot of experience with. Come to me and tell me

the car feels loose and I’m lost. So many variables. Tires

Photos by Cliff Blackshear

(condition, heat cycles, pressures), sway bar settings, spring

rates, shock settings, alignment, etc. all vary from track to

track.

Friday one of the guys

in the compound, Mike

Redenbaugh, had an off

exiting turn 10 on an

early lap. Slicks were

still a little cold when

he got on throttle at exit

and the car came around.

He ended up hitting the

tire wall with

both front and

rear of car. His

GT4R 993 was

not happy with

the resulting

Taking a well deserved nap! damage. I

looked it over

from the bottom and tried to push the body parts back

out to make it drivable. Was not totally successful in my

efforts. Fortunately Steve Watkins was there. His body shop

expertise really paid off. He made the car right. The rest of

Mike’s weekend went well.

Saturday I got up and was kinda lazy. Hit the track a

little after 8:30. Went to “Finish Line Café” and had some

pancakes, bacon, milk and coffee. Felt

good; morning air was crisp and cool,

sky clear, good day I’m thinking.

Drive over to compound, barely out

of car and Gladwill says “Can you

help Edwin? He had an off that

resulted in some front damage to his

car this morning and his Sp Box has

a broken radiator!” Absolutely, I’m

thinking and reply. So off I go up the

hill to check it out. Brian Amond

comes along and I see that he is

most concerned for Edwin’s situation.

Turns out Edwin had what started out with a simple

off, then he encountered a small ditch that sent his car

somewhere near 4 feet in the air. Nose comes down first

and front of car is not pretty. Oh my! Most air management

components under front of car are either destroyed or

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completely missing. Right radiator is broken and mountings

are bent. So, while I am pulling off entire front nose and

assessing damage, Brian takes some time to just look at the

car from every angle. He comes up with many observations

that were most helpful. Ultimately we got Edwin back out

there. He missed qualifying and had to start from the back

of the field. In sprint race three on Sunday he finished 8th in

SPBOX class. Nice… That felt good…

Some great racing went on that weekend. Spec Boxster

class was amazing. John Gladwill and Steve Watkins

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Henderson went after one another in the same class and

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his own and showed some amazing skills. Billy Stevens

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having none of it. The HP of a GTA2 was just too much for

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Porsche. He also drives a BMW 750il.

Before the Porsche, he drove a BMW M6

and before that, a Dodge Viper.

Chris is married to Carrie Rittenmeyer. He grew up in

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Happy Hour at Uncle Julio’s

Chris Christensen, Happy Hour Chair

We had a very good turnout at

this month’s Happy Hour with

over thirty-five enthusiastic

Mavericks

joining in

the fun. Two

long tables

increased to

three long tables that normally

seat about 15 or so at a table….

a good crowd and it seemed

everyone enjoyed the food and

camaraderie. We even had a

couple drop in who now live

in Germany, Alan and Verena

Lage.

About a month or so ago I

spoke with Jack Griffin asking

him if he would be interested

in speaking at an upcoming

Happy Hour about his racing

history. Jack agreed, being the

great guy that he is.

Many of the Mavericks came to hear Jack talk about his

experiences at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Some of us knew

Jack had driven in this race, not once, but twice with a third

attempt that was foreshortened. Jack had also driven in the

12 Hours of Sebring, as well as others. This writer has always

thought the Le Mans race is “une course extraordinaire.”

Photos by Chris Christensen

Jack’s talk was informative and fun to hear…along with

mementos…and a tennis trophy?!! Wow, it was good he

came home healthy and with some bragging rights. But in

reality, anyone

who has driven

in the “24 hours

of Le Mans” has

bragging rights

for a lifetime

from our point

of view. We

thank you Jack

for a great

presentation and

a job well done.

It never ceases

to amaze us how

many Mavericks

own more than

Jack Griffin, with one of his many Porsches...a 1985

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one Porsche…

what a testament

to the marque!

Derek Stutsman and his wife Susan enjoying a night out!

Anyone attempting it was certain to prove himself on earth

(hopefully not heaven - at least not immediately) as a great

racecar driver.

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And of course they were all lined

up outside Uncle Julio’s, even

impressing the young manager

of the restaurant who had to go

out and take a peek. It really

doesn’t matter the year or model

of the car you own, it is still

a Porsche. We run into many

people who will say ”you know

I should never have sold that 356

that I owned many years ago.”

And many of us still own their

original Porsches, it is hard to

let go of such a wonderful sports

car!

Kimberly Rote and Wade Andres.

At this month’s HH, we will be

ordering free nametags for all those who signed-up to receive

one. We hope to have them completed by the November HH

- or if we run late by December’s. If you missed out we will

have additional forms available at next month’s HH.

Next month Happy Hour will return to and close out the

year at the Bavarian Grill on December 16th…a fun German

cuisine with a beer garden atmosphere.

See you all there.

December 25


Racing with PCA at Mineral Wells

By Garrett Dexter

Garrett Dexter contemplates the

day ahead

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Since my brother Josh

started racing with the

Porsche Club back in

March of 2010, he expressed

to me that I needed to come out

and race because, in his words,

“that’s the most fun I’ve had in a

car with my pants on.” So once

he told me that after his first

time out, I knew I needed to

make it out for a race weekend.

We planned a short trip for the

weekend of October 2nd and

3rd; I had no clue what I was getting myself into.

We made it out to Mineral Wells airport early Saturday

morning and all I saw was a large patch of asphalt, cones

and race ready cars. I’ve got to admit I was really nervous

when we pulled up and walked around, but the butterflies

soon settled with the generous greetings from all the other

participants and instructors. Josh and I hoped we would be

getting into a Porsche, but found ourselves in his Nissan

350Z driving around the Time Trial course at 50% speed.

In the car he pointed out the breaking points, apexes and

speeds he was going to try to achieve throughout the day.

I was a little unsure on how I was going to do, but I then

drove the track at half speed with Jeff and he instructed me

more on what I needed to do throughout the track and slowly

everything fell into place when we picked up the speed.

My first few laps with Jeff were far from smooth, but the

guidance he gave me stuck in my mind, and by the time I

rode with an instructor named Gabby everything fell into

place. I then started running faster more smooth times and

by the end of the day

I was only 2 seconds

off of my brother’s

time. Not too bad for

my first time racing. I

told Josh that day that

I had done things to

a car I’ve never done

before, it was great!

It’s something else

when you’re able to

run a car to the edge

of its breaking point

and it still goes; I’ve

got to give the Z

credit there.

OUCH!! I am not sure what was hurt

worse ...

At the day’s end we

stayed and picked up

Photos by Charlie Davis

the Time Trial course and then set up the Autocross course

for Sunday, and thanks Tannia and Robyn for showing me

how to drive a box truck like a race car!!! The Autocross day

opened at sun rise with a nice cool breeze, and I was feeling

pretty good about myself. We had to walk the course and

determine our lines as if we were in the driver’s seat. I was

in the first group with Josh and rode the course with him

to find some more lines throughout the track. After each

run we talked about different things we could do to make

the next run faster, such as making this corner wider and

turning into the gate between the box and turning into the

witches’ corner.

Time Trial #7 Results

Garrett getting to know pylons ... up close and personal.

Name Date Class

Chuck McCoy 76.015 3

Mike Lockas 73.234 4

Robyn Howard 84.350 4

Carey Spreen 76.384 5

Joel Nannis 79.447 5

Michael Pelletier 71.447 6

GaryRay Kelley 73.308 6

Jeff Herrmann 73.368 7

James Shoffit 70.916 8

Wendy Shoffit 74.348 8

Bryan Bell 68.610 9

Richard Diller 80.190 9

It came time for my 6 runs and Michael jumped into the

car to instruct me and his expression of gas, gas, gas, brake,

brake, brake helped me figure out how to run through the


Racing with PCA ... (continued)

Chuck McCoy ponders how he can

get another second out of the course

so he can catch Brian Petri.

course as fast as possible.

And at one point around

the big circle, I responded

to his gas, gas, gas with

too much gas and spun the

car out in nothing less of

excitement and adrenaline.

I turned to Michael with a

grin from ear to ear, because

the safety was impeccable

and I knew I couldn’t hurt

or injure anything or anyone

out there. After that spin out

I knew the car and began

to run faster more efficient

times. By the day’s end

for Autocross I was only 4

hundredths of second off of my brother, and I’m glad I didn’t

beat him cause Jeff even told me that you’re not supposed to

beat the car owner’s time. So I abided by that standard, but

next time bro, I’m going to kick your butt, or if the old man

comes out he’ll probably end up putting us both to shame.

In all this was the best weekend I’ve had in a long time

and I look forward to doing it again. Hopefully soon I can

call it a hobby. So thanks, bro. I love you and a special

thanks to Jeff, Tannia, Robyn, Gabby, Michael, Travis,

Charlie, everyone else and the Porsche Club of America. It’s

great to see your love and compassion for cars and racing

expressed on the track. Thanks again for everything; I will

hopefully see you all next year.

Autocross #8 Results

Name Date Class

Brian Petri 79.232 3

Chuck McCoy 80.589 3

Mike Lockas 79.766 4

Thomas Spitzer 80.700 4

Robyn Howard 83.398 4

Tannia Dobbins 84.799 4

Carey Spreen 77.354 5

Joel Nannis 79.558 5

Avery Murphy 81.205 5

GaryRay Kelley 74.601 6

Michael Pelletier 75.399 6

Jeff Herrmann 78.384 7

Ray Nannis 80.499 7

Chris Harsdorff 81.133 7

James Shoffit 73.630 8

Wendy Shoffit 76.516 8

Bryan Bell 73.892 9

Richard Diller 81.464 9

Travis Howard 85.284 2X

Garrett and Josh’s results (from TT#6):

Joshua Dexter

Garrett Dexter

73.810 7X

75.657 7X

Joel Nannis giving it all she’s got.

December 27


Tech Corner

Ed Mullenix, Tech Chair

Last month’s topic was electrical

system maintenance. I will

expand on that subject briefly and

then touch on the subject of storing your

Porsche for an extended period.

I have seen several articles on the various

threads about battery tenders (low current

battery chargers) and cut-off switches. If

you drive your Porsche every day or at least several times

during the month, you probably don’t need to worry about

it starting as long as the battery and charging system are

in good condition (re: last month’s column). If you have a

special car that only gets exercised occasionally

and only during nice weather, you might

consider one of the aforementioned items.

A battery cut-off switch is a heavy-duty

switch that you connect to your Porsche’s

battery ground cable. It usually has a red

plastic lever/key that turns the switch on and

off and is removable should you choose to do so

(great idea if you’re worried about your teenager

sneaking the car out

while you’re away,

bad idea if stuff gets

misplaced in your

garage). With a

battery switch turned

off, the static current is no longer an issue. You also lose

all of your radio preset stations or seat positions because

the memory power is disconnected. If your battery is fully

charged and you turn the battery switch off, you can come

back in several weeks and turn it back on and the car should

start. If you plan on not driving the car for several months,

a battery tender would be a better choice. Even when fully

charged and with no current drain (as in sitting on the shelf in

a parts store) an automotive lead-acid battery will discharge

after several months. A battery tender is connected to the

battery as one would any battery charger. A tender only

generates one to two amps of current so there is no worry

about overcharging. If you choose the battery tender and

leave the trunk lid open, remember to disconnect the trunk

light and micro-switch on the trunk latch. You can employ

both options and not have to bother with the trunk light,

etc. The battery tender requires that you leave it connected

to an extension cord plugged into a wall receptacle in your

garage. I have seen several cars that had a tender installed,

the trunk lid was closed, and the cord was not visible. The

result was the tender was ripped out by the roots when the

driver failed to disconnect same and drove away.

In addition to the battery issue, if you are not going to

drive your Porsche for several months there are some other

considerations as well. I had the opportunity several years

ago to place my car in long term storage when I won an allexpense

paid vacation to Iraq via the Navy! Here in Texas

we usually do not have harsh winters with months of rain

and snow. If your car is parked in a garage that protects

it from rain and cold, you don’t absolutely have to top off

the fuel tank. Moisture condensation inside a steel fuel

tank will cause rust formation. The less steel exposed to

moisture-laden air (as in full of fuel), the less possibility

of rust formation. I would recommend that you have

your oil changed shortly before you store your car. Any

combustion engine produces all sorts of weird

compounds that become acids in the presence

of water. For you non-chemistry majors,

the combustion of a gallon of gasoline will

produce more than a gallon of water. Most

of it goes out the exhaust but some finds its

way past the rings into the engine oil where

it combines to form acid (bearing-destroying)

compounds. Fresh oil has sufficient corrosion

inhibitors to prevent any corrosion for several

months. Brake fluid

absorbs moisture from

the air. If you’ve had

the brake fluid changed

within the past year, I

would not be too concerned

about it but I would get it changed when I returned the car

to service. Next, tire pressure. The tires are not perfectly

sealed to the wheels which is why we periodically have to

correct our tire pressure. Increase the tire pressure to around

45 psi. before storage to account for the slight air loss.

Lastly, rodent damage. I live next to a creek and from time

to time, I see evidence of little visitors in my garage. I place

trays of rat poison in my garage to give them something

to eat besides the insulation on my car’s wiring. Not sure

why, but there is something about the insulation on German

wiring that is irresistible to rodents. I have dogs (four at last

count) so I have to be careful where I place the poison.

Because Maverick Region encompasses the entire metroplex,

we will be having a tech session on the west side of

DFW at Autobahn Porsche. The Tech Session at Autobahn

Porsche will be on January 15th. Primary topic will be

brake system maintenance. We will discuss how driving

habits affect brake wear and have some training aids (worn

brake components) to illuminate when and why servicing is

required.

Ed

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December 29


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We strongly believe in access to those who will actually work on your car. Our

technicians are available in person, by phone, and even by pager if you have questions

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Facility.

Our clean shop, well-stocked parts department, and comfortable waiting room ensure

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needs race prep assistance, Nine-Eleven has the experience and knowledge to keep your

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Cindy Lane Lane

IXXI

Royal Lane

Joe Field Field Rd. Rd.

Emerald

I-35

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972-241-2002

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New Wheels

Joel Nannis, Membership Chair

Cathey, Buzzy

Dallas, TX 75223

2007 Carrera S

Griffin, Herrick

Dallas, TX 75206

1963 356

Perrin, Michael

Dallas, TX 75201

2005 911 S

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call

Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600.

Conway, Frank

Fort Worth, TX 76102

1994 911

Devlin, Mike (Judy)

Dallas, TX 75230

2011 911

Feagins, Brian (Kelley)

Parker, TX 75002

2011 Boxster S

Ghuge, Raghu

Tyler, TX 75709

2007 997 TT

Ghuge, Raghvendra

Tyler, TX 75709

2007 997

Givan, Mark (Cynthia)

Fort Worth, TX 76132

2003 911

Greer, Tom

(Sharon Bost-Greer)

Fort Worth, TX 76179

2008 Cayman

Jones, Mike (Rebecca)

Richardson, TX 75082

2011 911

Lee, Mike

Dallas, TX 75204

2009 911

Lien, Justin

(Allison Wininger)

Dallas, TX 75218

2008 Cayman

McAnelly, Mark

Frisco, TX 75034

1982 911 SC

McCamey, Kendall

(Regan)

Dallas, TX 75287

2000 911

Nigro, Tony

Aledo, TX 76008

1972 911

Rittenmeyer, Chris

Frisco, TX 75034

2011 911 Turbo S

Sonsteby, Charles (Cheryl)

Dallas, TX 75206

2010 Panamera

Tucker, Jason (C)

Dallas, TX 75246

2008 911 Turbo

Wroclawski, Rich (Vicki)

Colleyville, TX 76034

1987 911

Waldie, Norman

Kernes, TX 75144

1994 968

Anniversaries

McMillen, Cameron

Ussery, Carl (Fran)

McMahon, Thomas

Santo, Dennis

Brady, Scott

Cokes, Ellis

Kelley, Konrad

Lewis, Lynn

McCoy, Charles

Molny, Douglas

Watkins, Philip

Yoder, Joe

40 Years

35 Years

15 Years

10 Years

Dallas

Grapevine

Coppell

Tyler

Highland Village

Dallas

Aledo

Dallas

Lewisville

Dallas

Denton

Richardson

Feighner, Matthew

Gann, Jeff

Hamlett, Debra

Hamlett, Kenneth

Hatton, Jane

Karunatileka, Muditha

Michel, David

Molny, Melinda

Summers, Christopher

Tayem, Alex

Tayem, Cindy

5 Years

Colleyville

McKinney

Dallas

Dallas

Lewisville

Dallas

Dallas

Plano

Dallas

Rockwall

Rockwall

December 31


Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region members and are $5 to all others (contact editor for payment details). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines. Ads will run for 3 issues, then

removed unless you request that it be run for an additional 3 issues. E-mail your ad to 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: 1988 Porsche 928 S4, Immaculate condition. Rare color, Everything

works perfectly and have service history 93K miles asking $15,999 Contact Travis

214-642-8278, or tsatterca@aol.com (1)

For Sale: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S, Very well equipped and maintained.

Excellent condition. 69,950 miles. White exterior with saddle leather interior and

rosewood trim. Navigation, XM radio, CD, heated seats, heated steering wheel,

Bi-xenon headlights, automatic transmission, electric sunroof, automatic climate

control with rear vents. Integrated 3 button garage door opener. $28,500 or

possible trade for 993 C4. Contact Jim Buckley at 817-239-7969 (1)

For Sale: 1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, Black/Black/greyseats, 28K miles

garaged/no track use, beautiful gloss paint with gemballa side skirts, Champion

wheels/ new Michelin tires 225 front 315 rears, 100 Hp upgrade from dealer /155k

purchase price, carbon fiber interior/new battery/zenon headlights, full power

heated adj seats/A/C cold, all instruments work/new front brakes. This car was

owned by former Ranger Pudge Rodriguez as he had it shipped to spring training.

Beautiful example of one of the last air cooled classics. Also on www.autotrader.

com. $89,000. Contact Doug at 214-533-5844 or dbielefeld@sbcglobal.net (1)

For Sale: BOXSTER RS 60 SPYDER, Limited production model # 1159,

of 1,960 built world wide, and one of 800 imported into the USA. GT Silver

metallic, with Carrera Red leather interior and matching red top. Excellent

mechanical and cosmetic condition, only 8,000 miles by original owner and PCA

Maverick member; annual low mileage service by Autobahn Porsche, certificate of

authenticity, commemorative book, and service records available. Special features

standard on this model include 303 HP engine, aero front end, sport exhaust, PSM,

PASM, sport seats; 19” sport design wheels, sport steering wheel, rear wheel

spacers, and numerous special cosmetic details. Factory options include 6 speed

manual with sport shifter, Bose hi end sound system, Bi-Xenon lights, painted

wheel crests, and self dimming mirror and rain sensor. Car is all original, and has

Weather Tech floor mats, Porsche cargo mats front and rear, and Covercraft soft

cover. PRICE: $55,000 Contact: Milton C. Barley, 817-731-8256 home; 817-733-

2233 mobile; or e-mail to: milton.barley@charter.net (1)

For Sale: 1996 Carrera Coupe, Midnight Blue Metallic , grey leather interior,

Tiptronic, cruise control, LoJack security,K-40 integrated radar detector,5 spoke

Porsche wheels, tinted windows, Porsche FM radio and CD player, maintained by

RUF of Dallas, immaculate car,47,000 miles. $37,000. contact Dave Corl at 817-

706-7222 or dncorl@yahoo.com (1)

For Sale: 1985 later model Porsche 944, Garnet Red in Duncanville Texas,

just outside of Dallas. $6500.00 Equipped with sun roof and considered a daily

driver, with 77,250 miles. Have repaird and performed routine maintenance on

the car since buying it last fall. Includes new rear tires, new brakes and master,

rebuilt wiper motor, new radiator, paint repairs, dash pad, floor mats and sheepskin

seat covers. The car is great shape, everything works and comes with the original

radio,a newer Blaupunkt model has been installed with new front speakers.

Manuals, receipts, misc. parts and extras are included. email at tedcarrington@

Slipstream Advertiser Index

These advertisers support the Maverick Region... the Mavericks support these advertisers!

Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.

Autocrossnumbers.com (972) 670-2483 Page 25

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 18

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

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 12

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 22

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 15

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 21

Istook’s MotorSport Svcs (817) 332-6547 Page 20

Jerry DeFeo Designs (972) 240-5800 Page 14

James L. Falgout, P.C. (972) 669-2370 Page 14

Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 23

Louden Motorcar Svcs (972) 241-6326 I.B.C.

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 9

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hotmail.com or call 817-538-2316 or 817-509-3357. (1)

For Sale: 1980 Porsche 928 , $4000 OBO Car runs... Replaced the cooling

system, timing belt, seats, overhauled motor. I have done lots of mechanical work

however it does need some minor body and interior work. Has been stored in the

garage. Contact: 817-262-2003 or chieftalafuse@gmail.com (1)

For Sale: PCA “E” class 911 SC Euro, Very nicely prepared 1983 911

Euro SC for PCA E-class club racing or DE. Buckley Racing preparation with a

winning formula for success and fun! More info and pics at http://buckley-racing.

com/for-sale.html Or email me at buckleyracing@att.net Or call at : 817-239-7969

Jim Buckley (1)

For Sale: 2003 Porsche Boxster, 54k mi, EXCELLENT CONDITION!!

VERY CLEAN!! This is a beautiful car that drives great. No problems. Selling

to make room for family car. Red with Black Leather Convertible top works

perfectly. Xenon Lights Must see!! Please contact me if interested. Serious buyers

only. Miguel @ 817-946-9449 e-mail me for more info & pics if interested.

2003porscheboxster@gmail.com (2)

For Sale: 2003 Porsche Boxster S, Just under 46,000 mi. Huge list of options

and in great condition with several upgrades including front and rear strut braces,

K&N Filter charger and a short shifter. Has Bose stereo with 6 disc CD changer

and much more. Original sticker price $66,000, now asking just $23,500. Call Tom

Froehlich at 214 729-9155(cell) or 214 368-8122 (home). (2)

For Sale: 2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet, Carrera white exterior color with cocoa

brown roof and interior. Excellent care and condition with 18,400 miles. Tiptronic

sport transmission, Sport Chrono Turbo package, leather heated seats, parking

assist, adaptive sport seats, Turbo entry threshold and Michelin pilot sport tires.

Price $102,000. Please contact Joe Restivo at 561-350-1440 or

email at jrestivo@gviss.com. (3)

For Sale: 1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, Black/Black/grey seats, 28K miles

garaged/no track use, beautiful gloss paint with gemballa side skirts, Champion

wheels/ new Michelin tires 225 front, 315 rears100 Hp upgrade from dealer. $155k

purchase price. Carbon fiber interior/new battery/zenon headlights, full power

heated & adjustable seats, cold A/C. All instruments work, new front brakes. This

car was owned by former Ranger Pudge Rodriguez, as he had it shipped to spring

training. A beautiful example of one of the last air-cooled classics. $89,000 also

on www.autotrader.com (click on the link from the Maverick on-line classified

section) Contact Doug Bielefeld @ 214-533-5844 or dbielefeld@sbcglobal.net (3)

For Sale: 1987 Porsche 924S, with 944 engine. third owner, always in DFW

area. 135,000 miles. All original paint, red, & interior, black upholstery, power

windows new alpine radio, new tires and battery, air conditioning, sun roof, the

time belt broke and damage a valve. For sale as is $2,300.00 Contact Gerardo

Ramirez by e-mail gram@griconsulting.com or (469) 223-7277. (3)

For advertising rates and information contact

Pat Friend at ads@mavpca.org

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 231-5356 Page 22

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 20

911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 30

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 6

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 30

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 30

Speed Shield (817) 999-5925 Page 16

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

Texas Performance Concepts (817) 657-6608 Page 16

Texas World Speedway (979) 690-2500 Page 7

UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 14

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 14

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 21


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