Slipstream - July 2011

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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 .......................................14

Advertiser of the Month ............................22

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

New Wheels & Numbers ...........................31

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

POrsche Fun, Porsche Parade ......................5

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

Board Meeting .............................................9

Rennsport Reunion IV ...............................19

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

Past Event Recaps

Autos in the Park .......................................10

Father’s Day @ Speed Zone .......................12

Red River Rally .........................................16

Happy Hour at Ruggeri’s Italian Kitchen ..24

Time Trial People are All Winners .............26

The “Other” Driver ....................................28

Miscellaneous

Hope is NOT a Dream .................................3

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

Membership Directory...............................32

Volume 49 July 2011, Issue 7

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July

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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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 July

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Happy Hour - Uncle Buck’s

28 Southlake Lunch

31 Parade - Savannah

Day September

7 Board Meeting

10-11 Boxstoberfest

10 Time Trial #5 MR

11 Autocross #6 MR

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour - Trinity Hall Pub

22 Southlake Lunch

24-25 Drivers’ Education MSR

25 Sunday Drive - Intro to DE

August

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 August

1-6 Parade - Savannah

9 Lewisville Lunch

10 Board Meeting

18 Happy Hour - Mac’s Grill

25 Southlake Lunch

Day October

5 Board Meeting

8 Time Trial #6 MR

9 Autocross #7 MR

11 Lewisville Lunch

20 Happy Hour - Christina’s

23 Time Trial #7 MSR

27 Southlake Lunch

29-30 Club Race & Driver Ed EC

EC - Eagle’s Canyon, Slidell

MW - Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

MSR - Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson

TMS - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

TRS - Texas Rangers Stadium, Arlington

Penn - Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford

Cover Photo

Autos in the Park

By

Richard Bradley

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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

2011 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

John Hamlton

C-817-907-7823

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

July 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

Savannah here we come! That’s our

cry as 29 Maverick Region cars

head for Savannah, Georgia, to

attend the 56th annual Porsche Parade

(yours truly among them). Hopefully

you’ve read one of the many articles here

in Slipstream about all the fun events at a

Porsche Parade, but I’m here to tell you

“it’s not [just] the destination; it’s the journey!”

Each of the previous two years we caravaned to the

Porsche Parade (first in Keystone, CO, then in St. Charles,

IL) with three other couples. How did we decide who we

were going with? Only by meeting people at our Happy

Hours who had similar interests and thoughts of going to

Parade. Those thoughts turned into actions as we started to

commit ourselves to going. One couple volunteered to have

a planning meeting at their house and then each of the rest

of us took roles: route selection, roadside hotel selections,

printed calendar of events. By the time of our first planning

meeting, we were well-organized and all we really had to

do was select our activities at Parade and decide if we were

going to take two or three days to get there (we compromised:

three days going and two days coming home). Note: these

discussions took place in January and February so we were

all ready to select activities when registration opened in

March.

One of the things that worked out well

for us was that we agreed to take three

days to drive there. That meant we

were only on the road for about five or

six hours a day, which meant we could

stop as often and wherever anyone

wanted. This left plenty of time for

sight-seeing and breaks. We visited

the Valley of the Gods on our way to

Colorado, and toured the Arch in St.

Louis as examples of each of our trips.

But the greatest outcome of all didn’t

turn out to be the Porsche Parade or

just the trip and tours. It was (and is)

the true friendships that we developed

with four other couples as a result of

our now shared memories that will live

with us forever. So if you see me and

my wife, Chris, clustering at Happy

Hours with three or four other couples,

please understand: we’re just there reliving

those great memories and friendships to which we

will add at this year’s and many future Porsche Parades.

Savannah here we come!

So once again our Alan Bambina is proven correct with his

famous words: “It’s not just the cars, it’s the People!”

Mav of the Month:

Our Mav of the month for June is our fabulous Autocross

Chair: Tannia Dobbins. She continues to drive the program

with new activities and locations, to meet the needs of

our autocross enthusiasts

and wanna-be’s. She was

instrumental in finding a

new location for our spring

Autocross Academy at the

Ball Park in Arlington, after

Pennington Field in Bedford

became unavailable. The “Get

a Grip Autocross Academy”

held in April was a blast! (if

you couldn’t be there, read

all about it in last month’s

Slipstream on page 28).

So for her leadership in getting

a new location for our “Get a

Grip Autocross Academy,” and

for the work she does driving all

the other Autocross events

during the year, we award Mav

of the Month and a gift

certificate to the Silver Fox

restaurant to Tannia!

John

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HOPE is Not a Dream

Chris Hamilton, Hope Chair

HOPE is not a dream, but a way

of making dreams become

reality and that’s exactly why the

Mavericks continue to give to HOPE, Inc.

The following

is the mission

statement of HOPE,

Inc.: “HOPE exists

to eliminate domestic violence

through intervention, offering

shelter, counseling, support, and

education to promote the healing of

abusive relationships.” It has proudly

served the people of Palo Pinto,

Parker, Erath and Hood counties

since its conception in 1983. Hope

is a non-profit organization governed

by a volunteer board and is staffed

with trained professionals. Hope is a United Way member

agency.

The Maverick members have been generous with cash

donations and Wal-Mart Gift Cards for the holiday party

and other essentials for the shelter throughout the year. The

shelter calls us and we help them with the basic needs: paper

towels, tissues, razors, shampoo, conditioner and more, and

they leave a message asking “is this asking too much?”

We help them out with things as

simple as games to entertain the

children while their mothers checkin.

Clara Lewis continues to make

beautiful travel bags filled with the

essentials to make them feel better

when they first arrive.

Oh, the things that we take

for granted day in and day out.

Please continue to give to this

very appreciative charity through

the donation can at Happy Hours,

Wal-Mart gift cards and money

for the holidays, and new/used clothing delivered by Chris

Hamilton or Clara Lewis.

It’s never too late to give with your heart to a worthy cause.

If you’d like to donate at any time, please call Chris Hamilton

at 817-421-7486.

HONEYMOON

E X P E R T S

Owned and operated by Jay Walker, II,

maverick region member since 1997.

940-565-8111

800-441-2431

1021 W. Prairie at UNT | meangreentravel.com

July 3


President

John Hamilton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

John enjoys DE’s, Happy Hours, Porsche

Parade and other social events. He and

wife Chris have owned Porsches since

1996 and joined the Club in 2002. John’s

Grandfather in New Jersey owned a 1960

356B Coupe and later a 1965 356SC Cab

so that’s how it got in his blood.

POSITION Milton, James CHAIRPERSON

AX Chair Tannia Dobbins

Lewisville Milton, James

TT Chair Travis Howard

AX/TT Lewisville Registrar Michael

Pelletier

AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis

AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

& 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 Mike Brodigan

DE Chief Dvg Instr. John Sandusky

DE Equip. Mang. Luke Edson

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 Lisa Steele

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, Amanda Bradley

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

John Harvey

Robyn Howard

Ed Mullenix

Jerry DeFeo

Denny Payne

James Shoffit

Vice President

Chris Christensen

C-817-917-6725

vp@mavpca.org

Chris has been a Maverick for over ten

years and owned a 2000 Boxster S. He

recently sold it with tears in his eyes…

Welcome, dream car; a 2010 Carrera

Cab. Now that the tears have dried up,

he’s having a blast! Here’s to sharing

the fun in our events with many Mav’s

throughout 2011.

Andrea Bell

H-817-270-4132

pr@mavpca.org

Bob Benson

H-817-457-8833

bbenson1@airmail.net

Richard Bradley

C-214-763-5338

editor@mavpca.org

Frank Briggs

concours@mavpca.org

Mike Brodigan

C-817-233-0068

de@mavpca.org

Chris Hamilton

Hope@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

Pat Friend

C-214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Jack Griffin

concours@mavpca.org

Secretary

Madhu Rao

C-214-282-5360

secretary@mavpca.org

Madhu has been a member of the

Maverick Region since 2009. He and

his wife, Roshni, really enjoy meeting

members of the club at various social

and driving events. “It’s not the

cars... it’s the people” that make this

club great. He is currently driving

a red 2008 Carrera S and loves it!

Monda Hanna

W-972-450-4341

monda.hanna@ubs.com

John Harvey

C-214-808-1414

tours@mavpca.org

rocky@airmail.net

Jeff Herrmann

C-254-338-1758

Rider81@embarqmail.com

Carl.G.Herrmann@us.army.mil

Robyn Howard

C-214-991-0873

ax@mavpca.org

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Travis Howard

C-214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

thoward914@yahoo.com

Mike Lockas

W-972-540-0245

mikeldean@earthlink.net

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

Your Name

yourname@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.

Lisa Steele

H-214-709-6418

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

Is it really the middle of the year?!!

It’s way too HOT!

Well, I’m proud to announce that my

daughter, Amanda, will be working by my

side this summer as our Slipstream Intern.

I’m looking forward to seeing how she

grows and develops our newsletter as we

prepare for our 50th Anniversary. She has already attended

several events and has been pleasantly surprised to find out

that she really loves driving a Porsche. Of course, I knew

she would!

This is also the time to register for this year’s Parade if you

have been planning on doing so. It promises to be a lot of

fun and if you attend, I look forward to sharing your photos

and experiences with the rest of the club, so take lots of

pictures and write an article... PLEASE!

To all the contributors of this and the many issues I have

behind me, THANK YOU so much for sharing. Without

your input, there’s no way Slipstream could be what it is

today. You make the club what it is, so come out and get

involved.

It’s not just the cars, it’s the people...

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May 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 May Web Winner

Gerald Zinn

getting all 5 of 5 correct.

Gerald will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

1. In 1986 Porsche started to produce the 959. It was the most

expensive car made in Germany at the time. Before the 959, what

was the most expensive car made in Germany?

a. M/B 600 b. Porsche 935 c. BMW 850i d. Audi Quattro

Car & Driver, March 2011

2. In 1970 at Sebring, Steve McQueen is in the Record Books by

coming in 2nd in the race. When he got home his young son had

already gone to bed, but had made a big sign that said, “2nd Place

isn’t Bad!” Who was McQueen’s co-driver?

a. Mario Andretti b. Peter Greg c. Peter Revson d. Brian Redman

Sebring Racing Fact

3. At that same race, what kind of Porsche was McQueen and his codriver

driving?

a. Porsche 906 b. Porsche 908 c. Porsche 911 d. Porsche 917

Sebring Racing Fact

4. The Porsche 944 was built from 1983 through 1991. What year did

it finally get Power Steering?

a. 1984 b. 1985 c. 1986 d. 1987

April 2010 Excellence, p 100

5. The Porsche 944 was built from 1983 through 1991. What year did

it finally get Anti-lock Brakes?

a. 1984 b. 1985 c. 1986 d. 1987

April 2010 Excellence, p 100

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

July 7


Maverick Minutes

Madhu Rao

Our June board meeting reviewed

our recent and future regional

events in 2011. We have been

very fortunate to receive the ongoing

support of you, our membership, as well

as the volunteers and board chairs who

contribute their energies to make these

events happen. On behalf of the board

officers, thank you very much.

John Hamilton, our President, started the meeting at 7pm

and summarized the positive reception to our recent events

and thanked everyone for their participation. He described

our ongoing relationship management activities with other

PCA regions, local automobile dealers, and our membership

at large. He then requested updates from the board.

Madhu Rao, (full disclosure that’s me), described an

initiative to survey the entire Maverick Region membership

(that’s you) to gain your feedback on our regional operations

and obtain your suggestions for improvement. He reviewed

the survey goals and format (electronic, 2 pages). He then

described the steps to field the survey to the entire region.

One such step is a pre-survey email communication you

will receive from John Hamilton describing the intent of the

survey. Your feedback is extremely important and will help

ensure we are delivering a great membership experience for

you. On behalf of the board, thank you for your participation.

Madhu also described the upcoming Maverick Region

2012 officer elections. The process steps and timeline will

be presented at the July 6th board meeting. Thereafter,

an election committee will be established to manage the

nomination process. If you have any questions please feel

free to contact the election committee or any of the current

officers.

Carey Spreen, our May Maverick of the Month, described

the very successful Saturday rally which was held in May.

Twenty rally participants drove all over north Texas and

ended up at Rancho Sereno, on time. How is that for a

successful event! He acknowledged the contributions of

Linda Bambina and John/BJ Harvey in this regard.

Travis Howard updated the board about the May 21-22 AX/

TT at Mineral Wells. He recognized Wendy Shoffit, who at

the last moment, volunteered onsite to help out. He noted

that an opportunity exists for more instructors to help the

students at the AX/TT events. If this sounds like something

you would be interested in please contact Travis at tt@

mavpca.org or Tannia Dobbins at ax@mavpca.org. The

board brainstormed about holding specialty AX/TT events

(e.g., ladies only, Sunday Drive Tours). Full disclosure: I

was caught up in the moment and may even dip my ‘heel

and toe’ into this event. Watch out cones, here I come!

Robyn Howard noted that a swap meet is planned for

October 1. These are great opportunities to get stuff for

your Porsche! Stay tuned for more details.

Ed Mullenix discussed holding a Tech Session in late Q3 or

Q4, 2011. These are great opportunities to learn more about

your Porsche! Stay tuned for details.

Fresh from a well-deserved vacation (after tax season) our

treasurer, Jim Falgout, reported that our financial condition

continues to be healthy.

Mike Brodigan noted that we are halfway through Drivers’

Education season. He noted that attendance was strong at

the May Drivers’ Education event with over 100 participants

(drivers, volunteers, and instructors). Mike also noted that

reception to the 2011 Drivers’ Education incentive continues

to be positive. Yellow level drivers receive a 1 free event

after 4 and white level receives 1 free event after 3 events.

If you have an interest in Drivers’ Education events or just

want to volunteer as an instructor or helper please contact

Mike at DE@mavpca.org.

Wendy Shoffit noted that the Maverick Region directories

have been printed. You can order a copy for $5 at www.

clubregistration.net.

As expected, the Concours team presented a ‘detailed’

update. Frank Briggs noted that the May at Mayo’s Concours

event was very successful with over 80 members and guests.

Jack Griffin also described the upcoming Autos in the Park

event at the Cooper Clinic on June 5th. Good luck to all

who enter. Here’s hoping that we Mavericks earn a ‘clean’

sweep of all medals. Don’t you think my word choice above

is very punny?

Pat Friend said he really enjoyed the May Saturday drive

in his new 996. He brought several new Maverick Region

badges to the meeting. Lisa Steele will be distributing

these to our members along with some related membership

information.

Chris Christensen noted that recent Happy Hours continue

to be well attended and the new format involving several

couples hosting/coordinating these events is working well.

If you have an interest in hosting/coordinating a Happy

Hour please contact Chris at vp@mavpca.org.

Mike Ferrar has been enthusiastically attending our board

meetings and volunteering at various events since November

2010. Thanks Mike! On behalf of the board, we always

welcome your interest in volunteering on behalf of our

region. Please let any board member know your interests

and they’ll take it from there.

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June 1, 2011

Christy Payne noted the success of the recent Concours

event at Mayo Performance Center in Euless. Twenty-six

cars entered the Concours event. She also confirmed that the

Margaritas were excellent (as always). She then described

the upcoming Father’s Day event at Speed Zone in Dallas.

Lastly, she noted that the Maverick Region 50th Anniversary

committee will be meeting in early June. FRIENDLY

REMINDER - The kick-off for the 50th Maverick Region

Anniversary celebration will occur at Founders’ Day on

November 11. Please consider yourself invited! Stay tuned

for details.

Lisa Steele reviewed our recent membership trends which

continue to be favorable. She discussed initiatives to recruit

new members and grow our current membership base. If

you know someone who wants to join the Maverick Region

please contact Lisa at membership@mavpca.org. We always

welcome your referrals of new members into our region.

John Harvey recapped the recent May Saturday driving

tour. A total of 89 people participated in the drive. He noted

that there were several new attendees and that one couple

drove all the way from Ohio just to join us at this event. He

updated everyone on some potential drive locations for the

September time frame. Stay tuned for details on these.

Richard Bradley is the managing editor of Slipstream.

Richard and Pat Friend acknowledged the support of our

advertising sponsors and discussed some new tactics to

recognize this group.

Maverick Moments. Our Maverick of the Month is

Tannia Dobbins. She is a real trooper and has a multi-hour

commute to our AX/TT events in the DFW metroplex. She

and the volunteer team at these events are always willing to

go the ‘extra mile’ for you. Congratulations Tannia! You

deserve it!

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.

July 9


Autos in the Park

By Linda Bambina

Sunday, June 5th was hot-hot-hot, but 23 Porsches

looked oh-so-cool under the canopy of huge oaks at

the Cooper Institute in Dallas. Thanks to Jack Griffin

(for our primo location), Frank Briggs (our Concoursmeister),

and Pat

Friend (our Boardwalk

Prizes procurer

extraordinaire), it

was an extremely

successful occasion.

This is the 6th year

for the Cooper

Aerobics Institute to

sponsor this charitable

(Texas Scottish Rite

Hospital) event,

and the Maverick Region has supported it with growing

enthusiasm. Hoping to get brand new members and make

connections with members who rarely participate in Mavscheduled

activities, yours truly visited with many, many

folks who were cruising thru the vast displays

of historic vehicles, foreign and domestic, as

well as Garage Queens and road racers of many

marques. I met a current new member who was

attending his very first event. While only 31, he

has had “a good year”…and so was the owner of

two amazing Porsches: 2009 Cayman GTS AND a

newly acquired ’07 GT3 RS! Steve Harrison: we

need to see more of you! I also met another “big

kid”…Brian Bell. No, not our Bryan Bell. This

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Photos by Amanda Bradley & Linda Bambina

other fellow works for Boardwalk and has some “magic

fingers” in the mechanical realm. Now if he can just find

the right First Porsche, he’ll join in a millisecond!

Speaking again of Boardwalk, a huge Thank You goes

out to them for Grand Prizes all-‘round for our Winners:

Best of Show: Mike Harling ’58 356 Speedster; Rich

O’Day -914; Steve Cole and Alan Bambina-tied for 964

class; Bob Aines-911; Michael Sherman -997; & Tom

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July 11


Father’s Day at SpeedZone

By Amanda Bradley

First off, I would like to introduce

myself. I’m Amanda Bradley, the

summer intern for Slipstream, and

Slipstream’s editor, Richard Bradley’s,

daughter. I am a senior at Oklahoma State

University majoring in communications. I

have never really taken an interest in the

PCA before, but have very much enjoyed

my part in it the last month from board meetings and car

shows to time trials and the Father’s Day event at SpeedZone,

as well as getting to know many of the members at each

event.

After spending a week learning to drive a stick and going

through my first Time Trial, I was ready to kick butt (most

importantly my brother’s) at SpeedZone. Though driving

go-karts around a little track is nothing compared to Time

Trials and Autocrosses, it was a ton of fun for everyone

Photos by Amanda Bradley & Lisa Steele

involved. Mike Brodigan and I had a competition going on

throughout the day and I’m proud to say I beat him! He

blamed it on a weight advantage, but I like to think my Time

Trial skills paid off (thank you Tannia Dobbins for teaching

me!) I am looking forward to the next Time Trial event in

September so I can practice more.

The highlight of my day at SpeedZone was my sibling

rivalry. My little brother, Ethan, did not want to let me pass

him, but I did, and it caused him to spin out. It was a glorious

moment for a competitive older sister!

Those who attended enjoyed a nice “tail gate style” lunch

that included burgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, cookies,

and refreshing lemonade and cokes. We all took part in the

races on the tracks, and some of us even played the arcade

games. It was a fun way to unleash our competitive driving

and still have good old-fashioned fun.

SpeedZone was a lot of fun for everyone who attended, but

let’s not forget the reason we were there – Father’s Day. For

all the fathers in the PCA, thank you for being a part of our

lives and loving us through everything, even scratched cars.

It means the world to us.

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Cliff’s Ramblings

By Cliff Blackshear

I

worked at a Porsche dealer in Boulder,

Colorado, from 1974 to 1983. I worked

at three more here in the DFW area

until I found a home where I am at now.

At each one, really weird events occurred

that were very unexpected.

In Boulder, we once had a car disappear.

I came to work in the a.m. and it was

missing from inside the workshop where it had been parked.

It was a near new 911SC. Ultimately, we found that thieves

had expertly cut out a window in the overhead door, crawled

inside, cut off the lock and opened the door. Then swept up

dust from sawing on the door and put the window back in

place. Thus night patrol security saw nothing unusual when

they cruised by. The car was never recovered.

Here in the DFW area we once had a customer come in

looking at new 944’s. The salesman took him for a drive.

While testing the car, the prospective buyer pulls a gun,

and handcuffs the salesman to the steering wheel and says

“Drive where I tell you to go.” They cruise out Loop 820

on the west side of town. The sales guy is told, “Pull over

on the shoulder, yer time is up.” Next, his handcuffs are

removed and he is told to get out. He gets out and the thief

moves towards the front of the car. The salesman takes off

running behind the car and jumps off the siding and rolls

down the embankment. The thief drives away. I saw the

poor sales associate when he came into the dealership after

it happened. Poor guy was really shaken up. Police reported

that a motorcycle officer performing radar on 820 watched

a white Porsche go by him at over 120 mph and decided to

not give chase, as the speed was too dangerous. The car was

never recovered.

At the same dealer we once had a car stolen from the lot

(I cannot remember now how they got the keys), and it was

recovered. Burned to a crisp. The only 944 I’ve personally

seen that completely burned. It was amazing. When they

stole the car, they simply drove it through our chain link

fence gates by ramming them open. I don’t know what they

accomplished other than maybe a joy ride. Then they set it

on fire and completely destroyed it.

Once we had a brand new 930 stolen. It was found on

the side of I-30 around the Arlington area on the shoulder

(intact and unharmed), with the thief sleeping behind the

wheel. A set of blueprints of our dealership was found in the

back seat area. Very odd. I was never given information as

to what was found out from that point going forward.

At another dealer in Fort Worth, a guy ran into our detail

bay and stole a near new Honda loan car. The detail guy ran

in and explained what had happened. The car was recovered

Weird Things That Happen

with a person shot to death in the passenger seat the next

day.

A couple years ago, my dealer (which has alarm systems,

cameras monitoring the lot, and police cruisers coming by

during the night), had the wheels stolen from a near new

GT3. We found the car sitting with one side jacked up and

one side lying on the ground, wheels gone. We now take

an extra measure of packing our shop each night with any

car that has special wheels etc. The wheels were never

recovered, the thieves never caught.

Once (a couple of decades ago), we had a new 911 come

in from factory that a person had special ordered to their

liking. It was sent to valet to fuel the car before delivery to

the excited owner. Valet did not return. Later we get a call

that the car had gone over a fence at about 100 miles an hour

and basically flipped front over rear multiple times (end over

end). It was totaled. The valet decided to joy ride apparently.

The 20 something year old valet walked away unharmed.

Poor guy waiting to take delivery of his new Porsche

ordered another one with some special compensation for

any additional features he wanted.

I was driving a Carrera GT one day a very short distance.

As I approached the intersection of Plano Parkway and the

North/South Tollway, the light was green. I was in the right

hand lane going east and one block from the dealer going

35 mph. A car going north on the access road gets to the

intersection and decides to stick their nose into my lane

approximately 30 feet in front of me. Fortunately for me

no one was in the lane next to me and I avoided collision. I

nearly became one of the stories I do not want to be a part of

when it comes to dealer/workshop bad happenings.

Trying to not early apex in life. Cliff

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Red River Rally

By Jerry Sutton

Gosh, I haven’t written a Slipstream article in over

two decades. At least I don’t remember writing

any during that time. So maybe it’s my turn again.

Here goes...

When I saw the announcement for the Red River Derby

Tour and Gimmick Rally I marked it for follow-up. Myra

noticed the announcement in her own email and told me

she wanted to participate in the tour. So I sent our Tour

Meister an email. I was in

trouble when Myra said

we should do the rally

instead of the tour in order

to practice for Parade.

We intended to get

an early start towards

McKinney on May 14th,

but our intentions to start

early failed, ... something

to do with aging I guess.

We got to the Westgate

Shopping Center parking

lot in time. We were

delighted to see a sea of

Porsches; we had 46 cars

total for the tour and rally.

At the end of the day twenty cars were scored in the rally.

I understand twenty cars started the rally ... Yay, we didn’t

lose a one!

Carey had prepared a gimmick rally with a small taste of a

TSD (Time-Speed-Distance) rally thrown in. Other than an

overall minimum/maximum time limit, time and speed were

not a part of scoring and deviation from the ideal distance was

used only as a tiebreaker. The instructions Carey provided

were written in the style of a full-scale TSD event: General

instructions with a supplemental glossary for “ONTO”

and “LINED ROAD”, route following priorities, valid and

invalid rally road definitions, and so forth; numbered route

instructions utilizing the PCR (Parade Competition Rules)

Rally Glossary (which was included in our event packet)

along with the supplemental glossary terms.

We were following route instructions without any specified

speed, elapsed time, or elapsed distance (which would be

specified for a TSD type event). Carey provided instructions

designed to not trick us into being off course, when most

rally instructors would do the opposite. The spirit of

PCR’s requires rally masters to “loop” such “traps” so that

inexperienced rallyists are automatically brought back

onto the course, but their score will be penalized in that

their arrival time at the next checkpoint will be off. Carey

followed this guideline as several people went off course.

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The objective of the rally was to find signs with partial quotes

on the answer sheet and fill in the missing words. There were

fifteen such signs that we encountered in the order listed

along the route. In addition we were to look for cemeteries

(or signs indicating cemeteries) from the end of the odometer

check leg to the end of the numbered route instructions;

there turned out to be six of these. In the end it was one

of these that caused us to take third place instead of first -

Carey tells me

the sign was

edge on at a T

intersection.

After arriving

at the tour/rally

destination

“Rancho

Sereno” in

Whitesboro

we turned in

our answer

sheets to Carey.

After dinner

we learned

the following

trophy results:

Place - Driver/Navigator - #Correct - Mileage Error

First: - George Luxbacher/Ethan Strong - 21 - 0.29

Second: - Gary White/Vanessa White - 21 - 1.20

Third: - Myra Sutton/Jerry Sutton - 20 - 0.09

Oh, hey, that’s us. Too bad we were not off another .02

mile. If we had been, Mike and Emily De Jong would have

taken third and I would not have to find room for yet another

pair of PCA trophies.

A special thanks to our hosts, former Maverick Region

members and Rancho Sereno owners, Mike & Lisa Maberry,

for welcoming an abundance of Maverick folks with a great

barbecue dinner. A very deserving hand especially goes out

to John & B J (Tour Meisters) Harvey, Carey Spreen (Rally

Meister), along with their helpers; Brendan Eagan, Mahdu

Rao, Dee Luxbacher, Linda Bambina and Jasmine Shoffit

for putting together a fun filled day and a good excuse to

drive our Porsches and be with friends.

Hopefully, none of you will read this all the way through,

especially not potential employers. In keeping with my

desire to maintain a very low social media profile, any future

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Rennsport

Reunion IV Update

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for the Rennsport Reunion Cup Race

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be the

world’s greatest gathering of Porsche race cars

and the drivers that drove them to victory, held

at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from October

14 to 16, 2011. Hosted by Porsche Cars North America,

it will assemble the wide variety of Porsche’s most

historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of

the mid-fifties through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of

the seventies and eighties to the highly successful RS

Spyder of the last decade. Special tribute will be paid

to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911

and their countless victories on the dawn of what will

become another milestone of this iconic sports car.

The Porsche Club of America is honored to assist

the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV with several

activities: History of the Porsche 911 Display, Porsche

Model-Specific Parking Corrals with Parade laps of

the track, PCA Hospitality and Membership Center,

two race groups: Rennsport Reunion Cup for Porsche

Cup Cars and PCA Club Racing for PCA race cars, and

PCA Volunteer Pool—workers to assist with the club’s

involvement. Enhancing the Rennsport Reunion Cup

race, Michelin Tire Company comes on board as the

spec tire manufacturer for that exciting contest.

We are looking for exceptional examples of

Porsche 911 production models for the History of the

Porsche 911 Display at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

during the event. It will be a display representing the

911 model throughout its generational life. Please

contact Tom Provasi for information and registration

at tprovasi@netgate.net or 408/947-0980.

PCA members will be invited to use a terrific PCA

Hospitality and Membership Center that will be open

for all days of the event, October 14-16, to park safely

in one of the Porsche Model-Specific Parking Corrals

(a corral parking ticket will be required— please visit

www.mazdaraceway.com for ticket information), and

to enjoy Parade laps of the track with their Porsches.

We will need PCA volunteer workers to assist

with our activities at the Rennsport Reunion IV.

If you are interested in supporting this memorable

event, please contact Sharon Neidel with the

PCA Volunteer Pool at sharonneidel@yahoo.com

or 650/508-1308. We will have a very special event

memento for the volunteer workers.

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Porsche

Race Car Classic (PRCC) have announced that the

organizations have coordinated their event activities to

allow all Porsche enthusiasts to take full advantage of

what will be an unprecedented celebration of Porsche’s

rich motorsport history around the Monterey Peninsula

over the third weekend in October. The early run

groups (1 and 2) of Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV

will conclude their racing activities at Mazda Raceway

Laguna Seca on Saturday, October 15, so that they may

fully participate in the PRCC activities at Quail Lodge

on the following day upon invitation.

The Porsche Race Car Classic, a gathering of significant

race cars from Porsche’s break-out era of

1950-1965, will take place on Sunday, October 16, at

the Quail Lodge in Carmel. Event producer Steve

Heinrichs is pulling out all the stops to bring rarelyseen

race cars out of private collections and museums

and into the light of day on the grassy fields at Quail.

While the cars are by invitation, the event itself is

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Member Spotlight: Steve & Carol Locke

Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair

This month’s new member spotlight

is on Steve and Carol Locke. For

about a month now, Steve has

owned a silver 2007 Carrera S and loves

it! This is coming from a guy whose prior

cars included: a 1978

Chevy Z28, a 1996

Trans Am, a 1999

Trans Am, and a 2002 Trans Am. Steve

and his wife Carol have been married

for eight years. They just got their dog

Snoop a couple of months ago. Steve

grew up in Garland, went to college at

UNT and moved back to Dallas after

school. Steve enjoys boating and wake

boarding as much as possible in the

summer. They both also like to travel.

Steve shared,

“We just got back from the Kentucky

Derby,” Steve said, “and are getting

ready for a trip to Belize to dive the

Blue Hole.”

Please look for Steve and Carol at a future PCA event and

extend a warm welcome into our Maverick family. If you

are a new member and would like to be considered for

our monthly “SPOTLIGHT” feature, please contact me at

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July 23


Happy Hour - Ruggeri’s Italian Kitchen

Column & Photos By Frank Briggs

June 16th was a great day if you

happened to be a Maverick (the

Porsche kind or the basketball kind.)

For those that won the

NBA Championship

there was a great parade

and celebration at the

American Airlines

Center. For those who love all things

Porsche, there was a well attended Happy

Hour at Ruggeri’s Italian Kitchen in North

Dallas. The venue was great with first class

service and food as well as a beautifully

appointed bar and dining room. Our host

was Mike Farrar who not only owns

Ruggeri’s, but is a fellow Maverick Region

PCA member.

In all, 33 Mavericks braved 101 degree temperatures

thru rush hour traffic for a chance to wine and dine with

their extended

Porsche family.

Not only were

immediate past

president Mike

Brodigan and

his lovely wife

Judy present,

but our current

leader John

Now this is where the rubber meets the road, Hamilton and

or should we say the food meets the palate? his lovely Chris

were there

to welcome “us regulars” as well as several who were

attending one of their first Maverick events. Some of our

newest attendees included Anne Scheuerle, Pat Jones, Scott

Boyd and Renee Farinella.

“A day for all Mavericks”

If you have not had the pleasure of attending our “third

Thursday night of the month” Happy Hours, please join us

Judy, Chris, B.J. & Lisa are one of the greatest welcoming committees we have!

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Time Trial People Are All Winners!

By Mitch Williams

Have you ever been to a Maverick Time Trial event?

How about a Maverick Autocross? If you have

been a regular attendee, then what I would like to

share will be familiar. If not, then read on and see some of

what you’ve been missing.

Time Trial #4 took place on a hot Texas June day at Mineral

Wells Airpark. We don’t run during July and August to avoid

the heat. June is normally cooler than it was last June 11.

But those of us addicted to driving our cars at the limit will

put up with a lot to get more seat time. And you get LOTS

of seat time at a Maverick event. If you have a Porsche, you

should really enjoy these events…considering you have a

car DESIGNED for just such fun. You can learn more about

just how well designed your car is for handling.

Even though our turn-out was low, our leader, Travis,

managed to run the event and make it a very good one. I

believe everyone had a great time. Our Slipstream Editor

Richard Bradley’s young daughter, Amanda, got her feet

wet in her first driving event. It was great to see her start

very slow, but steadily improve to where she looked like

she was driving pretty good at the end. Being in Daddy’s

great Boxster helped a lot, I’m sure. Mike Lockas was

back after getting his transaxle fixed…and turning great

times. Chuck McCoy did well, as did Travis and Robyn

Howard, Tannia Dobbins, Richard Diller, and quite a few

other regulars. But the big story is that Ray Kelly in his red

1985 911 Carrera saved the day. There was a Lotus at this

event. Now when you take a slot-car and a very talented

driver named Nathan, you get some very fast times. Ray

concentrated on his driving and got Top Time of the Day in

his last run set. The Lotus is going to do some suspension

work and be back…so the battle will continue. I hope

everyone can come out and cheer Ray on to victory again.

This shows you one of the best parts of the Time Trial and

Autocross events: diversity. Yes, there are non-Porsches

out there. Some of them are very fast. All of their drivers

are great people just like any other Maverick Region

member. I enjoy my Mav friends and the new friends I meet

at every event. It is a mini-social event. Everyone catches

up on what the others have been doing. Like a happy hour

in the sunshine around a lot of beautiful cars. Anyone new

coming out, just strike up a conversation and see what I

mean. Sometimes, you almost forget you came out there to

drive. Find someone else with a model like yours and find

out what they’ve done and how they drive their beautiful

machine to the limit.

I had the opportunity at this event to relearn a couple

of things that I learned long ago. Let me share them with

you. First I have a fresh engine in my car and it’s creating

about 60 hp less than the previous engine. So, I relearned to

concentrate on carrying as much speed as possible through

the corners. I also was downshifting more and really using

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a lot of rpm. Another club member riding with me thought

it sounded like I had a “lot of bumble-bees” under the hood.

Well, I could easily hear why he thought so, but I had a

blast until the very last session…but even then had a good

experience. I’ll explain in a minute.

Secondly, I rode with a new attendee Oleg Perelet, to help

him learn the course. I knew very well I should check his

car out before hand, but was in too big a hurry to get in his

car so we could run. I got in his car and settled in the nice

aftermarket seats and remarked about them. He said he got

them to keep the factory seats looking new. Good move I

thought. I asked what year 911 and which engine it had.

I heard 2.6L. I asked what tires, he told me street tires by

Kumho. Ok, being new to our events I thought we would

do fine. As he got more and more familiar with the course,

and I encouraged him to go faster, I noticed that the car was

pulling really well. I asked if there were any engine mods…

no, it was stock. When he entered a corner too fast once I

remarked “too hot” to slow him down, but the car turned

beautifully (but of course, it IS a Porsche). I was getting

more puzzled. So when I was outside his car, I looked at

the tires. They were the max summer tires Kumho Estra XS

(think XS = extreme stick). These tires are one of the front

runners for true street tire competition with SCCA (STS

class). They are one of the better ones because they can

tolerate track days very well. Very good choice on his part.

Then I walked around back and saw “Carrera 2”. DUH! I

misheard…it was a 3.6 not a 2.6…that explained a lot. So

I relearned to look over the car before getting into it so I

would know what to expect. I later learned that Oleg used

to have a BMW 2002 and had some driving experience. It

was good to see him now in the “right” German car.

The third lesson was an easy one that I’ve experienced

many, many times. This group is the greatest bunch of

people out there. Helpful is not enough to describe them.

Passionate to help each other is closer. I had a heater hose

burned by an EGR pipe, and lost most of my coolant (yes,

it’s a water-pumper.) So immediately Oleg offered to take

me into town to an auto parts store. There he bombarded

me with options for repair when they didn’t have the special

pre-formed hose I needed. We left with two good fixit

possibilities…the one I used I probably wouldn’t have

thought of on my own. Once we were back, I had a crowd

gathered around my car. As I started to work, I heard “let

me get my tools.” A minute later I had FOUR tool boxes

on the ground in front of the car…all more complete than

the tiny box I had brought. Long story short, with the help

of the PEOPLE at these events, I had a repair done in very

short order and was able to drive home. So as I see almost

every event, the people at these events are passionate to help

others out. They are a clear example of a motto-like saying

I’ve heard ever since I joined our club in 1999: “It’s not just

the cars, it’s the people.”

There won’t be another Time Trial or Autocross event until

September 10 and 11th. But take my advice, and mark your

calendars and plan to come out to Mineral Wells and see

your new friends, and have a great time in your car. My

favorite saying on the driving experience is that it is, “the

most fun you can have with your clothes on”. Hope to see

you there.

July 27


The “Other” Driver...

By Pat Silva

So, you enjoyed Wendy Shoffit’s article last month

about bringing your spouse or “Other” to a Maverick

driving event, and you’ve decided to give it a try?

Here’s a brief rundown of what it’s like to plan, pack, prepare

for and participate in a couple of events - an Autocross/

Time Trials weekend and a Drivers’ Ed weekend -- with the

person you love the most, sharing the car you love the most.

First and most importantly, remember whose idea/fault

the whole thing is. If the Other is doing it grudgingly, it’s

because it’s the only way they get to spend time with you

on weekends, and you are very grateful that they are being

such a good sport. If the Other is excited about it, you can’t

believe how lucky you are to have such a supportive and

understanding and fun-loving Other.

Next, you need to pick the event, the weekend, and ensure

that each of you signs up separately. We thought -- oops

-- Al thought -- it might be a good idea to try a Time Trial/

Autocross event, minimizing potential damage to the

vehicle and the relationship. Tannia Dobbins, Lisa Steele

and Wendy Shoffit had been working on me to attend one

of these, with assurances that no experience was necessary,

and that we would have expert instruction available. That’s

all we needed to hear.

Logistics follow - do you drive back and forth each day

and night, get a reservation for Friday and Saturday nights

at the Ritz Carlton - Mineral Wells, or take your chances

on Hotels.com. We chose the Best Western, which turned

out to be a clean and convenient choice. And then there’s

packing for two -- overnight bags, folding chairs, sunscreen,

cooler, laptop (in case someone thinks they’re going to get

any work done during the weekend) and the car stuff, which

depending on your level of dedication, you might be able to

stuff into your Porsche, or you can go nuts and bring a trailer

filled with tools and racing tires.

Saturday morning we arrive, and after HMIC (Head

Mavericks In Charge) determines how many people we have

and who’s driving vs. working corners, things get underway.

As I had a slightly (only very slightly) better time by the

end of the day, I was assured of not losing my standing to a

rookie (after all, I just got promoted to Drivers’ Ed Blue),

and we thoroughly enjoyed the great company of Robyn

and Travis Howard, and our two incredible and patient

instructors, Mike and Ray, at dinner. It was awesome, and a

real highlight of the weekend.

Sunday was a different story. Seems like the Other has

chops, and a fast learning curve. Al proceeded to “get”

autocross and started turning in some pretty respectable

times (read: better than mine). I had to think quickly to try to

regain some standing, so the best I could do was to hand him

the keys just before his run and tell him I thought we might

be a touch low on gas. Unfortunately, the gambit failed, and

he bested my times again. Should this happen to you, you

must prepare to hear a play-by-play of each run during the

long drive home, as well as thoughtful suggestions on where

you might be able to pick up a few seconds the next time.

Still being together by Sunday evening, we considered the

weekend a success, and stepped up to a Drivers’ Ed event

at Eagles Canyon in May. This was Al’s first DE, which

put him in Green group, meaning that we could still share

the same (my) car. You will need a tech inspection (one

tech inspection will cover both drivers). Be sure to let the

mechanic know that there will be two people driving the

car in the current weather conditions at high speeds; you

want to be sure all of your fluids, tires, and parts are up to

the task.

What you will not be able to share is the car same number,

so try to get assigned numbers that are one digit off or

have some other easy way to switch back and forth quickly

between run groups. If you have any questions, I’m sure

Joel Nannis would be happy to enlighten you. He will also

point out that even though it’s close to 100 degrees, your

feeble attempt at using painter’s tape and melting plastic

numbers will not cut it.

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It’s up to you and your Other if you want to share the same

helmet; if you’re ok with sharing toothbrushes, you probably

won’t mind.

During the drivers’ meeting

the first morning, you’ll get the

run group schedule. Make sure

to confirm where the car will

be parked between runs. You’ll

both be busy attending class and

trying to switch out numbers,

checking tire pressures and keeping

hydrated, and before you know it,

your run group is up again. Here

are a couple of tips we learned the

hard way: 1) make sure each of you

has a separate car key -- it’s easy to

pocket it and walk far away, causing

mild panic if your Other’s run

group has been called to the grid

and there’s only one key between the two of you. 2) Check

your gas gauge after each run. You’ll go through fuel like

bottled water, and filling up a bit more frequently is better

than trying to calculate whether you have enough petrol to

finish your run while a couple of GT3’s are grinning in your

rearview mirror.

And now for the fun stuff: the driving and the people. Al’s

run group was pretty polite, which made learning the track

less stressful. He was soon able to focus on the driving,

and came back from each run with more information about

speed, braking,

apexes, turning, etc.

A natural talker,

I knew he would

be fine after I saw

him connecting

with other drivers,

instructors and

HMICs; he was

experiencing what

makes these DEs so

much fun for me.

Given the run group

schedules, we didn’t

get a lot of time

together during the

day, but bringing a split of Champagne in that cooler ensures

a pleasant debrief in the late afternoon. Dinner with new

and old friends is always something to look forward to.

On the ride home we had plenty to discuss, but most

important was which car he’s thinking of driving if he gets

promoted to Blue anytime soon.

July 29


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New Wheels

Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

Alford, Mark

Fort Worth, TX 76109

1984 911

Harman, Gman

Richardson, TX 75081

2011 Carrera

Petersen, Randy

Euless, TX 76039

2005 Boxster S

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

call Lisa Steele 214-709-6418.

Maverick Member Totals

Bond, Kevin

Dallas, TX 75231

2003 996TT X50

Hawkins, Craig

Dallas, TX 75214

1977 911

Plybon, Steve

Bullard, TX 75757

2011 Carrera C2

Members ~ 1,162

Affiliate Members ~ 779

Total Membership ~ 1,941

Boyd, Scott

Plano, TX 75093

2005 Turbo S

Chicoskie, Joseph (Christopher)

Plano, TX 75025

2007 911

Cohen, Jeff (Richard)

Dallas, TX 75248

2011 Cayenne S

Collard, Brad (Leticia)

Arlington, TX 76016

2001 Boxster

Heflin, Bud

Plano, TX 75093

2001 911Carrera

Kunst, Alan (Lynelle)

Mansfield, TX 76063

2007 Cayman S

Legg, John

Dallas, TX 75205

2001 Boxster

Maurice, Gareth (Elizabeth)

Frisco, TX 75034

2009 Carrera S

Rall, Dustin

Fort Worth, TX 76109

2011 Turbo

Robertson, David

Colleyville, TX 76034

2009 911

Robinson, Rick (Rebecca)

Trenton, TX 75490

2007 Cayman

Schall, Ryan

Dallas, TX 75204

2009 997 Turbo

Speer, M

Dallas, TX 75240

2007 911

Thompson, Scott

Dallas, TX 75219

2007 Cayman

Thornton, Charles

Dallas, TX 75225-1109

2011 Boxster

Cox, Ken

Arlington, TX 76011

2006 Boxter S

McKenzie, Mark (Susie)

Burleson, TX 76028

2007 911

Seidl-Staley, Ash

Allen, TX 75002

1987 944

Debo, Vance

Fort Worth, TX 76179

2008 Boxster S

Duckworth, Paul (Alana)

Highland Village, TX 75077

2010 911 C4S

Fuller, Clint

Mc Kinney, TX 75070

2010 997 GT3

Anniversaries

Dawson, William C.

Yonker, Robert A.

Boutris, Leonidas

Henderson, Bryan

Mead, Michael H.

Migicovsky, Phil

Reynoldson, David

35 Years

20 Years

15 Years

Mihailovich, Robert

Rockwall, TX 75087

2011 GT3

Peck, Gregg

Coppell, TX 75019

2007 911

Cedar Hill

Dallas

Grand Prairie

Bedford

Carrollton

Dallas

Grand Prairie

Save the flash!

Owning a Porsche is

a unique experience.

Do your part to preserve

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Altman, Shane

Veltkamp, Daniel L.

Fry, Terry F.

Merritt, James

Santoyo, Rick W.

Selner, Matt S.

10 Years

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Dallas

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Atlanta

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July 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

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For Sale: 2000 Boxster S, All original except radio. White with black interior.

Outstanding condition with recent tune-up, 97,000 miles never wrecked or

tracked. Always garage kept includes bra,hood cover and car cover. Maint records

available. Priced at $18,000 OBO call Kent at 214-585-1269. (1)

For Sale: 2000 Boxster S, Arctic Silver with full leather/supple leather Boxster

red interior. 53,000 miles. Heated seats, 18” Fikse LM10 wheels (with original 18”

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Car cover, Bra, full 15 volume shop manual, Durametric diagnostic cable and

software, and even factory snow chains (although never used)! A great package

on a great car! $15,000. Car is in Tyler, Tx. Contact Jim @ mcandrew@pol.net or

cell 903-780-1319. (1)

For Sale: 1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet, Grand Prix White, Black interior.

6-spd, 150,000 miles. All original, except radio/CD player upgrade. Maintenance

Records kept; well-used and well-maintained. Rather rare car. $10,000 OBO.

Contact information:

Jim in Dallas; 214-485-1000; iamwhereiam@hotmail.com. (1)

For Sale: 1995 Porsche 993 Cabriolet, Rare Porsche 911 (993) cabriolet

with tiptronic auto/manual transmission. Excellent one owner Porsche for 16 years.

White with new navy blue power convertible top and camel leather interior. 98,000

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Excellent mechanical condition. Expertly maintained by a respected independent

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$24,500 For more information and appt. To see, call pat at (214) 616-2477. (1)

For Sale: 2004 Porsche 911 40th Anniversary Edition, Pristine condition

Limited Edition 996 that is exceptionally well taken care of. This car is in

perfect condition inside and out with no dings, scratches or paint repairs. Always

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This Limited Edition #car comes with the X 51 power enhanced engine (345

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definitely a head turner! Please contact me for more info and pictures.

53,000 miles. Selling for $38,000!

Contact Erik at 940 613 3777 or ethunold@mac.com. (2)

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