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Departments

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

Drifting (President’s Column)......................2

Maverick of the Month.................................2

Windscreen (Editor’s Column).....................5

List of Officers/Board Chairs.......................4

Cliff’s Ramblings.......................................17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Time Trial/Autocross Weekend at MW........3

Drivers’ Education - EC...............................3

Autocross #2 - TRS......................................5

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

Sunday Drive - Bluebonnet Drive................7

From Pralines to Porsches............................8

2011 Porsche Parade - Savannah .................9

Fiesta New Mexico - Roadrunner Region..11

Happy Hour at Abuelo’s.............................24

Autocross Academy - TRS.........................29

Board Meeting............................................31

Past Event Recaps

Maverick All Member Party.......................10

Happy Hour at Fox Sport Grill...................24

Miscellaneous

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

Calling ALL Mavericks..............................11

Membership Directory...............................23

917 - 020 For Sale......................................26

Volume 49 March 2011, Issue 3

Go Online for Latest Updates on Events

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March

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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Day March

2 Board Meeting

6 Sunday Drive

8 Lewisville Lunch

12-13 Drivers’ Education - EC

17 Happy Hour - Abuelo’s

19 Time Trial #1 - MW

20 Autocross #1 - MW

24 Southlake Lunch

Day May

1 Autocross #3

4 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

14 Tour Rally - Red River Derby

19 Happy Hour - BJ’s

21 Time Trial #3 - MW

22 Autocross #4 - MW

26 Southlake Lunch

28-29 Drivers’ Education - 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

April

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Day April

6 Board Meeting

9 Autocross Academy - TRS

10 Autocross #2 - TRS

10 Sunday Drive - Bluebonnets

12 Lewisville Lunch

16-17 Drivers’ Education - MSR

21 Happy Hour - Wildwood Grill

28 Southlake Lunch

30 Time Trial #2

Day June

1 Board Meeting

11 Time Trial #4 - MW

12 Autocross #5 - MW

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour - Uncle Julio’s

23 Southlake Lunch

26 Sunday Drive - Blueberry Hill

Cover Photo

Savannah Georgia

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kenneth A. Chandler

(318) 222-4400

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CIMARRON

John Shafer

(918) 828-2802

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COASTAL BEND

Russell Adams

(956) 592-3468

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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

March 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

Hello, fellow Mavericks!

By the time you read this, the

snow and ice will be long gone

and we’ll have our cars cleaned up for a

full season of great events. The weather

was so bad in February (cue: “How

bad was it?”) that we had to cancel our

once-postponed board meeting. We’ll be

continuing our work on our 50th anniversary celebration at

the March board meeting. I hope you made it through the

weather without incident.

However, the weather DID clear up magnificently for our

All Member Party on January 29th! As we had hoped, many

new Mavericks (and a few not-so-new) came out to their

first Maverick event to see what our region is all about and

meet some great people who have at least one common

interest: the Porsche. Great thanks go to Christy Payne and

Lisa Steele and the rest of our social committee who made

it all happen for us. I’ve heard first hand from several firsttime

attendees that they really enjoyed meeting the people

in the club and finding out more about our many different

events.

By the way, you do realize that we have one of the most

active Porsche Clubs in the nation, right? You don’t have to

attend everything, but hopefully there are several activities

that you will enjoy.

Speaking of active, it appears that the good weather and

good driving season is upon us. Look at some of our

activities for March:

- Our first Sunday Drive of the year is back

on March 6th

- Drivers’ Education is back March 12 & 13

- Autocross is back on March 19

- Time Trial is back on March 20

And of course our very popular Happy Hour

(most everyone stays for dinner) is back on

March 17th at Abuelo’s. See details later in

this issue of Slipstream.

Mav of the Month

Speaking of this issue (and all issues) of

Slipstream, I’m very happy to announce

our March Mav of the Month. The winner

is our amazing, tireless volunteer editor of

Slipstream, Richard Bradley! He spends

countless hours each month acquiring

articles and photos, then moving them all

around to make them fit. One of his biggest

jobs is BUGGING US to get our articles in on time (sorry,

Richard). But he makes it happen, month-after-month. And

just when he finishes one issue, he’s starting all over again

on the next.

So congratulations and thanks, Richard. And don’t you

dare edit any of this praise out! You deserve it!

For being the Maverick of the Month, The Silver

Fox in Grapevine is giving Richard dinner for two at their

award winning steak house.

So THANK YOU, Mr. Editor, for all you do!

John

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March 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 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

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

Mike Brodigan

C-817-233-0068

de@mavpca.org

John Harvey

C-214-808-1414

tours@mavpca.org

rocky@airmail.net

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

Your Name

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!

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.

Your Name Joel Nannis

H-972-722-2735

membership@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

drivingschools@mavpca.org

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

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

know I may be a little different than

most, but tell me if I’m that far off

base when I tell you my heart races

when I see another Porsche on the road.

Am I the only one that gives the go pedal

a little more with the attempt to catch up

and elevate my driving experience next to

another enthusiast? I found myself in this

situation just the other day on my way to work when I saw

a Seal Grey 996 Turbo on the road. I never got quite close

enough to see the driver, but the experience was memorable.

That very evening, I saw the beautiful shape of that same car

in the distance, but was denied the chance to catch up again.

Twice in the same day...

I hope you will find this issue as interesting reading as I did

at putting it together. With our National Parade coming up

soon, we need to begin making plans to enjoy not only our

Porsches, but also some pralines.

Thank you again for choosing me as the Mav of the Month,

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January 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 December Web Winner

John Stahl

for getting all five correct.

Honorable Mention goes to Jack Griffin, Bob Bowland,

and Cyril Reif who also got all 5 correct; with the Winner

being chosen by a Drawing.

Bob will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

1. Porsche has just brought out their limited run (only 356 of them) 2011

911 Speedsters, which now gives Buyers some ________ different 911

style models from which to choose! How many are there?

a. 14 b. 16 c. 18 d. 20 Official Porsche Website in Dec of 2010

2. Newer Porsches have a very sophisticated suspension system option

that allows you to switch between Normal and Sport settings. This

advanced ‘option’ continuously adjusts the damping force at all

four corners of the car to suit your driving style and changing road

conditions. What is this known as?

a. PABS b. PSRS c. PABD d. PASM Known Porsche fact

3. According to Porsche, in what state would you be to take “A course that

will leave you begging for homework?”

a. AL b. AZ c. CA d. GA Porsche Advertisement for Driver Training

4. Dean Polopolus of CA has developed a very unique engine for specialty

Porsches. It is known as a “Polo Motor” and costs some $28,000-

$32,000. How many cylinders does it have?

a. 4 b. 6 c. 8 d. 10 Excellence Feb 2011, p 92

5. This same engine was first developed using which well known Porsche

engine as its base model for design.

a. Furhmann DOHC-4 b. 917 Flat 12 c. Porsche GT V-10 d. Porsche/

VW Pushrod 4 e. Porsche OHC Flat 6 Excellence Feb 2011, p 92

Answers: 1) d 2) d 3) a 4) a 5) e

March 7


From Pralines to Porsches…

By Cole Scrogham

Anyone who has visited Savannah knows the “Old

Town” part of downtown, the riverfront area of

Savannah, is replete with history. Walking on

cobblestone streets and exploring storefronts and small

restaurants is a calming vocation to be sure. Actually they

are ballast stone streets, as English ships would leave their

ballast stones in return for American merchandise, tea and

cotton; but that doesn’t sound as quaint, does it? On these

streets you can find handmade pralines, the curious local

favorite of boiled peanuts (think Japanese edamame) and as

many oysters as you care to eat. If you prefer, you can walk

a block or so to the park bench made famous by “Forrest

Gump,” and recall that life is like a box of chocolates. What

is really surprising about Savannah, however, is that this is

just the beginning of an exploration that many have spent

entire lives embracing.

To be in Savannah is to be in history. Everywhere you turn

there is another reminder of this port city’s involvement

in the growth of America. One website, http://www.

savannahga.net/, literally has hundreds of destinations

neatly organized alphabetically for lodging, dining, tours

and other activities. Georgia’s first city has much to offer,

not the least of which is that it will be shared with thousands

of Porsche enthusiasts the first week of August. This is one

of those areas that Porsche people will love; the Southern

Hospitality that is legendary all over the world, the small and

intimate settings where friends can enjoy a casual evening,

and the small town feel that can lead you out of the city to

country roads in a matter of minutes.

Location, location, location is the focus of Parade 2011.

Parade headquarters is the Convention Center which is

located on picturesque Hutchinson Island. The view of

downtown Savannah across the river is unforgettable. The

Convention Center is surrounded by Parade activity sites.

The autocross will be held adjacent to headquarters, as for

the first time in recent memory sufficient asphalt exists

for a good size course within walking distance! But if you

still need to get your track fix the local region will hold a

Driver’s Education event at nearby Roebling Road Raceway

the last weekend of the Parade. With the Concours event

held at downtown’s Forsyth park and the Rally featuring

lovely local roads, the main attractions of this year’s Parade

are all in the same neighborhood!

When you are ready to relax from the competitive events,

feel free to take in a Carriage Ride, Ghost Tour, Fishing Trip,

Dolphin Watching Expedition, Casino Boat, Local Beaches

and Museums including the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum

as well as local sporting events. The list goes on and on. You

can try out a cooking class or go on a shrimping cruise, and

of course the local towns of Bluffton and Beaufort feature

very historic downtown areas as well. Savannah itself has a

feel more like a big town than a bustling city, and as with

many of the port cities in the South you can find open spaces

quickly and easily. Tybee and Hilton Head Island are famous

for their white sand beaches and slow pace…you may want

to stick around the area for a while after the Victory Banquet

concludes!

Be sure to check out the Parade activities at http://

parade2011.pca.org so that you don’t miss any of the

action. Registration begins on March 8th, so bookmark the

registration site now and be ready when it opens! You will

also be able to view the traditional Parade event schedule

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for the week at the website, and learn about air conditioned

Concours prep areas; Parade 101 classes, that make sure the

first time Parade goers are prepared for the week; Hospitality

and Goodie Store hours; and opportunities to volunteer as a

Parade worker for some of the featured events that you may

not be competing in (a great way to get a front row seat to all

the action!). Other events like the popular RC Car races, Ice

Cream social, Tech Academy, Art Show and Driving Tours

will complement your week, unless you plan to spend it

studying for the very competitive Tech Quiz…you can make

your Parade experience in Savannah as action-packed and

exciting, or as laid-back and relaxing as you prefer.

Won’t you join us for a spectacular Parade, the highlight of

our PCA experience this year? Anyone that has attended a

Parade can tell you this is not just a normal multi-event

weekend, this is the highlight of what PCA has to offer, full

of exciting things to do and see with literally thousands of

Porsche owners in attendance. Everything has been planned

out and is ready for you; all you need to do is bring yourself,

your family and your Porsche for a vacation experience that

you won’t soon forget! Check http://parade2011.pca.org for

more information and be ready to register on March 8th…

see you there!

March 9


Maverick All Member Party

By Lisa Steele

Photos by Lisa Steele & Madhu Rao

What a GREAT party! It was so nice to see some

very familiar faces and some wonderful new faces

mingling around the Heritage Clubhouse

in Keller. We had a good turnout of about 70 people

and 20 of those were “new members.” I phrase it in

quotes because

I talked with

several people

who have been

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Erika & Myra have fun talking

about old times...

members of

our club for a

while but this

was their first

event they have

attended. I have

a feeling we will

be seeing many

if not all of these

“newbies” at our various events this season…so much

enthusiasm in the room!

As I walked around the room, I heard discussions

about Sunday Drives, Happy Hours, Autocrosses,

Time Trials, Drivers’ Education, Tech Sessions,

and the various Social Parties we put on throughout

the year. So many questions about all of wonderful

events offered by this club and I had the pleasure

to talk to several people about my passion within

the club…driving on our two great tracks, Eagle’s

C a n y o n

Raceway and

Motorspor t

Ranch on

our Drivers’

E d u c a t i o n

w e e k e n d s .

Watch out

men…several

ladies are

anxious to get

on the track!

Our 2011

Enthusiastic President, John Hamilton, had a few

words for the group about all of our events and

encouraged everyone to get involved in the club.

Whether you want to participate or volunteer, this

is YOUR club to make it a wonderful place to meet

new friends and talk about our passion…Porsches!

I had the opportunity to walk out front during the

party and it was a glorious sight to see the diverse

collection of Porsches parked in the parking lot.

Many thanks must be given to Christy Payne for putting

this wonderful party together with the yummy food, beer,

and wine. She also gave away

some great door prizes and

some special gifts to the New

Members. Also, thank you to

Carey Spreen for getting the

Clubhouse for us. I feel so

fortunate to be a part of such

a wonderful group of people

who put so much time and

effort in this organization…

It’s not just the cars, it’s the

people!

Patrima & Pat Patel

enjoying their first club event!

B.J., Susan & Roshni

making plans for

the new year.

Travis & Jim

congratulating

Christy on the

party!

Jasmine having a wonderful afternoon

with friends...

John & B.J. sharing the fun with

someone new.


By Dennis Ledbetter

Porsche lovers everywhere can’t wait to drive their

amazing cars, especially on new and twisting roads.

Fiesta New Mexico has just what those enthusiasts are

looking for and more. Our State’s marketing group describes

our state this way: “New Mexico welcomes you with color

and art, music and dance, breathtaking landscapes, and a

heritage of Indian, Anglo, and Hispanic cultures that cannot

be found in any other state in the union.”

Over Memorial Day Weekend you will have a chance

to see for yourself how true this statement really is. The

Roadrunner Region of the PCA is once again hosting Fiesta

New Mexico (formerly Fiesta del Porsche). This year we

are returning to our State capital with our theme “Return

to Santa Fe.” In addition to drive outs through some of our

breathtaking landscape our event will also include a Show

& Shine Concours, Autocross and a Gimmick Rally with a

twist. The Schedule of events includes a welcome party at

6:00 PM Thursday, May 26th at our host hotel, the Hilton on

the Plaza. Friday will feature a Show & Shine Concours at

www.fiestanewmexico.com

Museum Hill (www.museumhill.org) featuring the Museum

of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International

Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and the

Wheelright Museum of the American Indian and followed

by a splendid buffet at the Musem Hill Cafe. Saturday will

feature an autocross at a special location.

Because we will be in Santa Fe and within walking

distance to the famous Santa Fe plaza, Fiesta organizers are

turning attendees loose on Saturday evening to seek out and

enjoy one of the many fine restaurants that surround the

Plaza. The Gimmick Rally will be ongoing throughout the

weekend and conclude on Sunday. If you are not into

competition, each day will also include a choice of two

Tours. As always our farewell awards banquet will be held

Sunday evening at our host hotel. Check our new website

www.fiestanewmexico.com for registration and other

information. Registration is open and our events are filling

fast so don’t delay, log on to our website today.

March 11


Your Porsche deserves a new home!

Let me help you find one… .

Laurie

Wirth

REALTOR

Serving North Dallas Suburbs

Phone: 214-223-7488

Email: LaurieWirth@kw.com

Website: www.LaurieWirth.com

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Cliff’s Ramblings: Sebring 2011

By Cliff Blackshear

Here we go. Return to Sebring for

the Mavs. 7 drivers have signed on

including Michael Hsu, Bernard

Nussbaumer, Greg Wallace, Denis Boulle,

Thomas Jones, Billy Stevens and my

Porsche workshop’s John Gladwill.

Monday, Jan 31st the transporter showed

up and picked up the cars. Greg Wallace

came to the shop in his RV and hooked up to a 30 foot race car

hauler belonging to Michael Hsu. We packed it full of spares,

tools, gear etc. John talked to Greg and transport driver about

what we consider ideal spot at Sebring paddock, hoping they

could grab that location. If not available they would do what

they could. Greg really made a great gesture by coming by

and lending his RV for towing, caring for everything we

should have at track. Michael readily offered his hauler for

the effort. My dear Maverick friend Kim Zeh indicated she

was willing to come out and use her photo skills to record

everything. Plus about a dozen others we all know were in

attendance. This is what makes a family out of a group of

people going racing. Good stuff.

Arrived at track Feb 3. Left 19 degree F weather

behind that morning. It was mid 70’s when we arrived at the

track. In DFW the winter storm from hell was occurring.

Called home that night and they again reported 19 degrees.

Wow. Even Houston was shutting down for bad weather.

Good time for a club race in Florida

Gary (a life-long friend, track rat, safety/flag guy)

and I arrived at the end of test and tune day on Thursday. I

was most anxious. My wish was for all cars to be performing

correctly and drivers to be working on their skills. That’s all

I wanted. Arrived at Chateau Elan Hotel and as we got out of

car Michael Hsu cruised up on his pit bike. He was running

to his hotel room to get something. He informed us of the

following:

John recorded a 2:31 flat that day (not official but from

Track Mate Data Logger) during practice with ¾ tank of fuel.

That’s over a second off the Spec Box lap record (which he

set at this time

last year). Oh

my!!!!!! All cars

were performing

as designed.

No problems

have occurred.

Honestly I really

expected this kind

of news but was totally paranoid something awful might have

happened. That’s racing… no matter how well you prepare

expect the worst is my motto……..

Michael was in the 2:34 range and unhappy. I was not

worried and knew his times would improve. Besides, 2:34’s

Photos by Kim & David Wilks, RaceShotsResource.com

were very competitive for Box class. He is only going to get

better with experience. I installed a communications radio

in his car Thursday, consisting of antenna, radio, steering

wheel, microphone button and connection for helmet. It was

so weird when I was installing it sitting on right floor board,

temp was near 83, no ventilation inside car and I was sweating

like crazy. Hours earlier I was in cold weather directing dash

vents to blow at steering wheel 10/2 position to warm my

hands while heading to DFW airport in 19 degree weather.

Thomas seemed happy. He has just started racing in last

year or so in P club like Michael and his times were amazing

for someone with so much time to learn in front of him. He

was turning mid 2:33’s. Wow!

Denis and Bernard were learning the track and having a

great time. The two of them had Topp Racing looking after

their cars after we got them to the track. There was no way

John and I, even with Gary’s help, could deal with 6 cars that

weekend, so that was great to have Todd looking after them.

Plus Billy Stevens was there with his GTC4 Cup car also

with Topp. I wish he had come

out with his SP Box car,

but if I owned a Cup

car that is what

I’d take to

Sebring.

G o o d

c h o i c e

B i l l y .

B i l l y ,

D e n i s ,

a n d

B e r n a r d

all hung out in our

paddock when not on the track. As a group

we were having the time of our lives in Florida enjoying the

weather. Everyone got a tan while DFW was frozen over.

Greg had everything under control. His car performed

flawlessly all race weekend. Just needed tire maintenance

and fuel which he took care of himself. Twist the key and

go. He provided so much lateral support for the entire effort.

“Thank You So Much Greg.” Greg’s quiet support cannot be

underestimated. It was extremely necessary and helped so

many things go as well as they did.

Friday was a great day for Gary and myself. No one broke

anything or had an issue of any kind. John accused us of

“sloughing off.” Watched night race practice Friday night.

Always interesting. Witnessed a Cup 997 whose lights went

completely out for about 2 seconds on entry to turn 14. Do

not know who that driver was but jeeezzeee did he or she

have an interesting moment….. This track is not lighted and

is very dark where the lights blipped off and then on. Oh well

car was only carrying about 90 mph into corner...

continued March on page 1719


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Cliff Rambles on: continued

Saturday all hell broke loose. Thomas got squeezed going

into turn 5 (I think it was 5, not positive about that). In the

corner just before 5 a couple cars went off track (driver’s right)

and kicked up a huge cloud of dust. The huge pack of cars

coming in could see near nothing in front of them. Car in front

of Thomas suddenly came in from driver’s right, immediately

off his nose and he had to make a millisecond decision.

Have a metal to metal collision or drive off track driver’s

left and deal with

whatever happens. He

chose driver’s left. It

happened at the worst

possible place on the

track. A bridge was

there with a tire wall

protecting it. He could

not avoid the tires and

the impact was severe.

I have seen video from

a car that was behind him and it was really a very, very violent

impact. Tires from the wall flew

into the air and it looked like an explosion had occurred. The

whole left side of the car was severely damaged. Front nose

as well with left radiator involved. Driver’s door mirror was

gone, impact intruded all the way to his seat halo. There was

a scrape mark on the seat from the impact.

I cannot begin to explain how well all the safety equipment

worked for Thomas. Cage, window net, Hans device,

harnesses, drivers helmet, face shield etc. all did their job.

He came away sore, yet intact. The car was another story.

I simply looked at it in the Paddock and went blank as to

whether we could get it put back together for Sunday or

not. I needed to process what I was looking at. John had no

hesitation in his assessment. “We do not show up and not

finish” was exactly what he said to us all. I had to agree as it

was now a mission for all of us to get Thomas back out there.

And I mean all of us.

Michael also had come in with problems. While everyone

else started taking Thomas’s car apart for damage assessment

I looked into Michaels’ problem. He reported on the radio

to me during that session that the engine just died then

came back to life after a few seconds. Plus he was down on

power big time. I hooked up the PIWIS system

tester and found that the air mass circuit was

open circuited and his car was running on a

default software map. Removed top, accessed

engine compartment and found MAF (mass

air flow meter) connector had disconnected.

Reconnected, started engine and looked at

MAF numbers to

see if all was well. It

was not. The voltage

reading was flat and

completely out of

range. Replaced MAF

with spare we brought

and all was well.

Back to the Thomas

situation I went. By

then the guys were

pulling off the front nose

and getting ready to

remove hood and left

fender. Everything

came together

from there. Door

was beaten out

and still latched

properly. Another

racer that was out

for the weekend due

to an incident loaned us his

driver’s door mirror assembly.

Left fender was removed and John

beat it back into a usable shape. We replaced the radiator

with a spare John had that was somewhat questionable yet

had been proven to be ok. It had a crack that had leaked on

John’s car some time back. He repaired it with plastic repair

material. Bryan Henderson had borrowed it when in a pinch

and it had worked ok for him. So we installed it. Reassembled

everything and bled cooling system.

When we started the engine it ran terrible. Barely idled and

had sluggish throttle response. Hooked up system tester and

ran some checks. Found O2 sensors flat lining and indicating

air leak. I had pulled the left air inlet off earlier during repairs

as it was smashed in and air snorkel leading to air cleaner was

continued on page 25

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Member Spotlight: Jill & Scott Williams

Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair

This month’s spotlight is on new

members Jill and Scott Williams.

Jill and Scott own a beautiful white

Carrera 911 4S. They actually purchased

the car on the day after Thanksgiving

this past year. They went shopping for a

vacuum cleaner and came home with the

car. In case you were wondering, they

got the vacuum too!

Jill said, “It was a

pricey one, that’s

for sure!” When

Jill and Scott got

married, they had a

company car and a

1990 Mazda RX7

Turbo. It was a

great, racy red car

that they thought

moved pretty nicely.

They sold it just before the birth of their first son who

is now 18. Since then, she has been driving anything

that can fit 3 boys comfortably, mostly GMC Yukon

XLs. Scott has been driving Mercedes sedans. Now

that the boys have (or will have) their own rides, they have

been contemplating a revival of youthful ideas.

Scott loves motorcycles, but Jill is not too keen on the

danger aspect of driving around Dallas. She shared, “It’s

not his driving that I’m worried about, it’s everyone else’s!”

Subsequently, he always has been fond of his first car, a VW

Bug. Before they were married, he almost bought a Porsche

924, but went with a Toyota Supra instead. Jill added, “This

Porsche has replaced all of his desires for a

motorcycle. We both feel it is VERY fun to

drive and truly a sports car experience.” As

mentioned, Jill and Scott have 3 boys. They

are 13 (almost 14), 15 (almost 16), and 18.

Their 18 year old would have suggested we

purchase a GT3, GT2 or GTS. She added,

“Maybe on the next one.” They have both been in the DFW

area nearly all of their lives. Jill and Scott work in their

company and when time permits, enjoy playing golf. Of

course, they have things keeping them busy with the boys.

She said, “We are interested in participating in Porsche

events, including driver instruction and racing on a track.”

I think they are “on track” for making that happen! Look

for Jill and Scott (and the boys) at a future event and please

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March 23


Happy Hour - Fox Sports Grill - Plano

By John Hamilton

What a turn-out! Over 50

people came out to our first

warm-weather

Happy Hour of the year,

including several firsttime

attendees. Relocated

from the San Francisco

area, Ben and Suzanne

Hidalgo and their niece joined us and met

their Porsche cousins. David Visser brought

Denise, a first time attendee, and they met

quite a few friendly Mavericks (is there any

other kind?) Plus, the former Miss Georgia,

Kristyl Evans, was in attendance and plans

to attend the Porsche Parade in Savannah

this summer, so I hope you do!

Our overwhelming turn-out surprised us

and the restaurant, so they kept on moving

in tables and chairs to fit the demand.

Fortunately, we had reserved their big room which barely

held us all!

So we had yet

another great Happy

Hour get-together,

where we caught up

with old friends and

made new ones. The

rest of the February

Larry & Donetta Ramsey Happy Hour is best

reviewed in the

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We can’t wait until our next Happy Hours in March at

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Come and join our table!

Denise & David

This was one of our best turnouts...

Cliff Rambles on & on: continued

blocked with broken debris. Cleared debris and reassembled.

Only thing I could deduce was that we had some kind of

intake air management issue. The car ran as if it was running

lean or that is to say “false air was entering combustion

chambers that MAF could not see.” Bryan Bell comes by as

we are accessing engine compartment and got involved. We

all agreed that it had to be an air leak somewhere based on

everything we knew. All of us looked and looked in engine

compartment and listened for the noise of an air leak. That’s

not easy on the water cars as they already have a lot of air

movement noise that is inherent to design. Finally I put my

hand on throttle valve housing to rev up the engine and by

shear accident I found the leak. A tube coming off intake

that is normally blocked by a closed plug for race application

had come off. My index finger covered it as I reached for

the butterfly shaft cable mount and the engine perked right

up. How funny and lucky is that? About a 3mm inner

diameter pipe was allowing air into the engine that was not

being managed by DME system. Next we had to find a plug.

Could not find the one that came off and no one in paddock

had one… Jeeeze. Then in just the right light Bryan spots

it. We fish it out after some trials and tribulations. It had a

huge crack in it and apparently the impact forced it loose. I

repaired it with some shrink tubing Michael had and all was

well once again.

John drove it around paddock for final determination of

suspension clearance, looked to see if steering wheel was

on center and determine if suspension might be suspect. We

had found no suspension damage that was apparent to that

point. Plus Thomas had reported that 3rd gear was starting

to be a problem on upshifts (grinding). John came back

and indicated trans was not good and suspension needed

alignment assessment/adjustment. So at 7pm we began

replacing trans with a spare we brought along. At 10 pm

trans was replaced and working correctly. We had to wait till

morning and get Topp to align and give us vital numbers for

suspension geometry.

That morning Todd at Topp was overwhelmed with things to

do. John went over and eyeballed the suspension into what he

thought would be close. Todd checked it with his equipment

and it was dead on. How cool is that? During warm up runs

the repaired radiator let go. While we pulled off nose another

radiator was found and borrowed. Installed, bled and here we

go. Whew!

Ninety minute enduro. Each car had to come in for a

mandatory 5 minute stop. I talked with drivers and each gave

me the time they wanted to pull in. Michael was coming in

at 30 minute mark. Thomas wanted to come in at 45 minute

mark. John at 1 hour and Greg at 1 hour 5 minutes.

Thomas suddenly showed up at 18 minute mark. I went

over the wall in hot pits to see what was up (only driver

with a radio was Michael so had no idea why he was in). He

reported a huge vibration from the rear. I looked at right rear

wheel quickly and found dirt fully packed around the wheel.

continued on page 27

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917 in existence. It is also the only

917 known to still have its original

Porsche Factory Invoice. While it

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overall victory at the gruelling 12

Hours of Sebring, this is but one small part of this most

fortunate vehicle.

Chassis 917.020 is

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Porsche 917 Coupes

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of being the winner

of the Sebring Twelve

Hour Race in 1971,

driven by Vic Elford

and Gerard Larrousse.

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remaining outside of Factory ownership today.

917.020 started its racing life on April 2, 1970 when it

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liter Flat-1 2 engine. Attwood and Herrmann qualified 9th

and finished 3rd in a race run in atrociously wet conditions.

Monza was the next venue for 917.020 for the 1000 Km

race held April 25th. Attwood and Herrmann were teamed

up again but, despite running 6th, were forced to retire when

the engine failed.

The very fast Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium

was the venue for the next race, another 1000 Km event

where Attwood and Herrmann finished in sixth place. For

Submitted by Jerry DeFeo

the 1971 season, “020” received a new 4.9 liter engine plus

wider wheels and a four-speed gearbox. 917.020 was used as

a practice car for the opening race at Daytona but at Sebring,

for the 12 Hours Race in March, “020” was to be driven

by Vic Elford

and Gerard

L a r r o u s s e .

“020” was

qualified 4th by

Vic Elford and,

in the first hour,

was delayed by

contact with a

back-marker,

which cost the

car a complete

lap. Elford and

Larrousse then

began to press

on and by the third hour, “020” was up to 4th place. The

leading Sunoco-sponsored Ferrari 512 was now in collision

with Pedro Rodriguez’s Gulf-entered 917K, leaving “020”

in second place, behind an Alfa Romeo T33.

Lapping ever faster, Larrousse caught up to and

passed the Alfa Romeo to leave “just” 572 miles

to go for the well-earned victory which awaited

the English/French driver combination. At the

end of the season, Vasek Polak bought all three

of the Porsche Salzburg Team 917’s, chassis

numbers “019”, “020”, and “023”.

Mr. Polak sold “019” to an American

collector and kept the LeMans winner, chassis

“023” and

the Sebring

w i n n e r ,

chassis #

“ 0 2 0 ” .

917.020 has

b e e n

meticulously

rebuilt and

restored by

R o b e r t

H a t c h m a n

Autocraft of Grants Pass, Oregon with all the mechanicals

being restored by Gustav Nitsche, Vasek Polak’s ex-Porsche

Factory Team engineer. There are no finer sports-prototype

racing cars than the Porsche 917. This coupe, with its

Sebring Twelve Hour Victory and immaculate preparation

is, arguably, the finest 917 today.

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Cliff Rambles on & on & on: continued

Asked if he had gone off track. He answered “yes I spun off

into the dirt.” This became his 5 minute stop. Cleared dirt

from both rear wheels and checked car over. Got him back

out and all was well.

Just before Michael was due in, a 944 Turbo had an engine

grenade on the front straight right in front of us. Gigantic

cloud of smoke, looked like when engine

let go it locked up and simultaneously

locked up rear wheels and poured oil

beneath car. The locked up rear wheels

sent the car spinning by us going straight

down the front straight. The car did not

hit anything it just spun round and round

and came to a stop, driver’s left, 2/3rds of

the way down the straight. Holy cow! Full

course yellow condition.

You cannot pit under yellow in this PCA

race. So Michael stayed out. Clean up took

forever. Workers were picking up debris

from engine and cleaning oil from track

surface forever. His stop was starting to

crowd when John and Greg were supposed

to come in. Finally the yellow flag lifted

and full on racing was on again. The green

flag came out just as Michael was entering

area of “pit in.” He immediately ducked in. Bad move. After a

yellow you have to go by start finish, complete a lap then come

in. I was caught off guard and did not realize we had screwed

up here. Guys in pit next to us ran over and made sure I knew

this was not going to count toward 5 min stop. Arrrgh. Sent

Michael back out. Before he could get another lap in another

yellow flag came out. Someone dumped coolant all over turn

10. More waiting to get all stops completed. The folks next to

us knew we had 4 cars to deal with, only 2 pit boxes assigned

to us, 3 cars still in need of a stop and came over to let me

know the pit box behind them was available (not assigned

to anyone). So when green flag came back out all three cars

came in. I ran and stopped John as far forward as possible,

checked his tire pressures, then moved to Michael’s car with

same check, while looking upstream for Greg. Sure enough

here comes Greg. I ran into neighbors pit area and let them

know I had 3rd car about to pit behind them. Pointed Greg

into position and checked him over. Good grief……

Next year we will have radios in all cars or I’m gonna kill

somebody. Plus I will be more attentive to pit strategy. Make

better notes, and have more meetings with everyone over

entire effort. We will get better at this effort in all phases.

End results? John Gladwill 1st place in our class. I never

doubted that outcome barring any mechanical malfunctions.

Denis Boulle 6th in class as he drove with great consistency.

Thomas Jones 8th, watching him come all that way from

the rear after his car was reconstructed was awesome. Greg

Billy Stevens with his winnings!

Wallace 10th, again good consistent driving in a huge field

for a driver that had never seen the track before. Michael Hsu

11th. I owe Michael an apology for not keeping him out when

green flag dropped. It cost him many places in the race as his

sprint finishes were stellar. He was 3rd in Sprint race 1, 4th

in Sprint race 2. That’s among near 20+ cars in class. Michael

was really quick and improving with every

lap. Bernard Nussbaumer 12th in class in

enduro. Bernard was having fuel delivery

problems and his car was down on power

in the enduro. He was finishing in top 10

prior to fuel delivery problems.

Next year we must do even better. That is

my mantra for next year. All cars finished

this year and that is very important. We

have to go back next year. So John, Denis,

Bernard, Thomas and Michael start getting

ready! Plus Steve Watkins, Glen Smith,

Bryan Henderson and Cheryl McCally

need to join us… Ha!

I wish I had more space to write here.

Billy Stevens spent all his spare time in our

paddock despite the fact that he was driving

a cup car. While we worked feverishly he

brought us all food. He constantly worked

with everyone and helped in a huge number of ways. Billy

was always there to help calm drivers and give advice. He

absolutely was on fire in his GTC4 Cup Car class winning

both sprints. Turning pretty consistent 2:13’s-2:14’s… WOW!

When the enduro came along his car suddenly developed

brake bias issues (the weather and track temps had changed

quite a lot). We watched him lock up the front wheels “big

time” going into bus stop (massive smoke from tires). He had

front tires replaced twice before all could be sorted in pits. I

believe a cut tire started off his bad luck very early. It was not

hard to see that he was simply making the best of his situation

and still turning respectable times. Ended up 4th in class in

enduro. Way to go Billy. We rooted him on during enduro as

the class our Spec Boxsters’ were in was over. We were able

to relax and watch his race. For someone that is just getting

going in Cup class I believe a gauntlet has been thrown down.

TWS Club Race is coming up and it looks like everyone is

going including Billy in his SP Box car, Steve Watkins, Glen

Smith and all that were at Sebring this year plus many more

Mav folks in the same class. This is a drivers’ venue. Many

of the cars have been prepped in our shop and I know they

are legal. That makes them equal in capability. A true driver’s

venue. The racing in this class is very pure for now as far as

car build goes. Everyone should come out for this one as it is

close to home. Gonna be very entertaining and fun!…. Pray

for good weather……..

It’s All Good! Cliff

March 27


Tech Corner

Ed Mullenix, Tech Chair

Our thanks to Aaron Woods, the

service manager, and Larry Irby,

the parts manager at Boardwalk

Porsche, for their help in our most

successful tech session to date! Not

counting Bob Benson, the Safety Chair,

Mike Brodigan, the DE

Chair, and myself, 46

eager Porsche owners showed up to listen

to Bob explain the what’s and why’s of the

tech sign-off sheet. My Teutonic heritage

compelled me to jump in and pontificate

about things technical. I think we were

successful at showing and explaining

what to look for on a tech inspection and

how it relates to track safety. There were

a lot of questions and folks appeared

to enjoy the presentation. We might

entertain having another one of these

sessions next year prior to the start of the driving season.

As always, we ask for our members’ feedback on how the

sessions were received and what we could do to improve

them.

Photo by Cliff Blackshear

Spells, Incantations, and Service Procedures

Other than I am happy to see the end of the ice and snow

for this year, not much news to report from Lake Wobegon,

or central Richardson for that matter. Last May, we had a

tech session at my shop where we applied preservative to

convertible tops.

That session had

a great turn-out

and we might

have another one,

although I want

share the love and

host it at another

location. I invite

our members to

suggest topics

that we might

present in future

tech session. We try not to keep rehashing the same old

thing. Some topics merit encore presentations, but we are

always looking to expand our horizons.

Just sayin’ Ed

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New Wheels

Joel Nannis, Membership Chair

Ashley, Garron (Deborah)

Keller, TX 76244

2000 Carerra

Brabec, Richard

(Christine)

Granbury, TX 76048

1989 911

Charlson, Tracey (Luke)

Coppell, TX 75019

2007 911 GT3

Connors, Larry (Kathy)

Plano Texas 75093

2008 Carrera S

DiBlasi, Vic

Dallas, TX 75209

1999 911

Drake, Jon

Carrollton, TX 75010

2004 GT3

Dunigan, Vicki (Dan)

Grapevine, TX 76051

2000 Boxster

Elkins, Ed (Vale)

Dallas, TX 75205

2010 Carrera S

Eugenio, Nick

Fort Worth, TX 76132

2005 911

Fillmore, Chad

Fort Worth, TX 76109

1986 911

Flowers, Brian J.

W. Worth Village, TX 76114

1984 911

Groesbeck, Ted

Frisco, TX 75034

2010 911 GT3RS

Grundhoefer, Neil

Dallas, TX 75370

2006 997

Heilman, John (Kimberly)

Southlake, TX 76262

2004 Carrera 4S

Holmsen, Erik (Jackie)

Dallas, TX 75214

2010 Panamera S

Larralde, Carlos

Flower Mound, TX 75022

2009 Carrera 4

Lawton, Colt (Debbie)

Grapevine, TX 76051

1990 911

Moore, Bruce

Keller, TX 76248

2010 911

Muncy, Stephen (Jennifer)

Keller, TX 76244

1974 914

Nicholas, George

Dallas, TX 75230

2009 911Carrera

Patel, Pat (Pratima)

Hurst, TX 76054

2011 Boxster

Polikov, Scott

(Heather Pullen)

Fort Worth, TX 76107

2003 Carrera

Sopianac, Mark

(George Mathew)

Dallas, TX 75228

2010 911

Wade, Jermaine

Mc Kinney, TX 75070

2007 Cayman

Williams, Jill (Scott)

Rowlett, TX 75088

2011 Carrera 4S

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call

Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600.

Maverick Member Totals

Members ~ 1,148

Affiliate Members ~ 783

Total Membership ~ 1931

Anniversaries

Osborne, Don

Knight, Bob

Beene, Don

Lannom, Jim

Harling, Michael

35 Years

25 Years

20 Years

15 Years

Colleyville

Dallas

Fort Worth

Pottsboro

Dallas

Piot, James

Scholes, David

Zafar, Khalid

Burington, Renate (Robin)

Cook, Chuck (Jeannine)

Cornelsse Robert

Leto, Gary

10 Years

5 Years

Dallas

Dallas

Colleyville

Royse City

Irving

Flower Mound

Hurst

March 31


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For Sale: 1970 Porsche 917, Chassis No: 917 020. $2.25m Contact: Wayne

JacksonTelephone: +001 (410) 493 2883E-mail: Wayne@962.com (1)

For Sale: VERY RARE : 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Targa, Displayed

indoors for the last 5 years in a private collection. Current professional appraisal

is $62,000. Outstanding example of one of the last true 911’s ever produced

by Stuttgart. Grand Prix White/ Tan Leather interior. This 911/930 Turbo Targa.

Bring your mechanic, paint meter, appraiser and checkbook as this Porsche has no

excuses that it is a 22 year old car - it is fabulous. This may be a once in a lifetime

chance to acquire a real head-turning, drop dead gorgeous, 930 Turbo Targa. I

am asking $39,900, but if you think about it, you can buy this $62,000 Porsche

for LESS than $26,000 when you consider the $14,087 of work just completed to

make it like new. Please call me, Wilf Pinsonneault @ (902) 640-2445 or (902)

982-3764 (1)

For Sale: 2004 James Dean Anniversary Edition Boxster S, 27,000

miles, GT Silver Metallic with Cocoa Top and Interior. Only 1,953 were

manufactured and only 500 are in the United States--I have the Certificate of

Authenticity. This vehicle has been meticulously maintained. It’s been garaged

and the paint and interior are in premier condition. 3.2 Liter, Six-Cylinder Engine,

265 HP, Mid Engine, Hydraulic clutch, Power Steering, Front and Rear Stabilizer

Bars, Cruise Control, Alarm System, Heated Leather Seats, Automatic climate

control with A/C, Bose High-End sound package. For more information, call Tim

Mitchell 916-769-0262 or email timmitchell@buzzoates.com asking $32,000 (1)

WANTED: 2004-2005 Porsche Boxster, Serious buyer desires 2004-2005

Porsche Boxster in excellent condition. Automatic is a must. Prefer one-owner,

grey metallic with red leather interior, but will look at others. No red. Must have

service records. Contact is Larry Levy 972-490-3858. Please let me know what

else I need to do. P.S. My neighbor hit and destroyed my beautiful 2000 Porsche

Boxster. I am brokenhearted and need a replacement (2)

For Sale: 1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, NEW PRICE! 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. $75,000 . Contact Doug at 214-533-5844

or dbielefeld@sbcglobal.net (2)

For Sale: 2003 996 GT2, DE/Track Car, Beautiful fully set up track ready!

25K miles, Seal grey, Moton suspension, Gt3 seats, harnesses, GIAC tune. 500

Horsepower. Can be quickly converted back to stock with optional original seats

and wheels. Very clean and dealer serviced. Records. $85,000 Doug Bielefeld

dbielefeld@sbcglobal.net or 214-533-5844 (2)

For Sale: 1999 Boxster, Midnight Blue, grey interior. The car is in

mechanically a 10, cosmetically an 8. 93k, all work since I have owned it

(3rd owner) by 5th Gear in Flower Mound. Upgrades include the following:

Tarrett Adjustable Sway Bars front and rear, GT3 Adjustable Front Control Arms, 2

sets of wheels and tires both low mileage (1 set Hankook RS3 for autoX < 1 season

the other set Sumitomo


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