Slipstream - November 2011

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Upcoming Events

• Father’s Day Picnic

• Sunday Drive

• Rally School

Past Events

• Wild Wildflowers

• May at Mayo’s

• Results

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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.....................................20

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

2011 Holiday Party.....................................3

Sunday Drive - Holiday Lights...................3

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

Drivers’ Education - MSR..........................5

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

Founders’ Day Celebration.......................11

AX/TT End of Season Awards..................14

Happy Hour at Blue Mesa - Dallas...........24

Past Event Recaps

Escape to Arizona.....................................16

Boxstoberfest 2011...................................18

Swap Meet at Zims...................................21

Happy Hour at Cristina’s - Southlake.......24

Maverick History

The Grey Eagle & The Yellow Cabriolet...10

Volume 49 November 2011, Issue 11

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November

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

Day November

2 Board Meeting

5 AX/TT End of Season Awards

RESCHEDULED to 1/14/12

8 Lewisville Lunch

12 Founders’ Day Celebration

17 Happy Hour - Blue Mesa

19-20 Drivers’ Education - MSR

Day January

4 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

14 AX/TT End of Season Awards

19 Happy Hour - TBD

26 Southlake Lunch

28 All Member Party

December

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Day December

2 Holiday Party

7 Board Meeting

11 Sunday Drive/Christmas Lights

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour - Bavarian Grill

17 Hope House Holiday Party

22 Southlake Lunch

Day February

1 Board Meeting

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour - TBD

23 Southlake Lunch

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

Miscellaneous

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

What’s a DE?............................................14

USPS notice..............................................28

Hope, Making a Life.................................30

Election Ballot..........................................30

Goodie Store.............................................32

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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

Tribute to

Dick Selcer

Upcoming Events

• Father’s Day Picnic

• Sunday Drive

• Rally School

November 2011 - Published by the Maverick Region

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Past Events

• Wild Wildflowers

• May at Mayo’s

• Results

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

November 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

Fall is finally

upon us along

with some

cooler weather. What

a great time to go

for a car ride! That

top can finally come

down, those windows can be opened,

and we can enjoy some fresh air. I

hope you’re taking some time in

your Porsche to enjoy the season!

As we wrap up many of our driving

events for the year, we’ll also take the

time to do a little celebrating. Our

annual Founders’ Day Celebration

(this year celebrating 49 years of the

Maverick Region) is taking place

on Saturday, November 12th at the

Southlake Hilton. Several Porsches

will be on display in the banquet hall,

and you may even spot a 356 or two!

There will be a Silent Auction for

many Porsche-related items PLUS

a fun Casino night (both benefiting

our charity, the Hope Shelter in

Mineral Wells). I hope you have

already made your reservations [mav.

pca.org] and plan on joining us!

Our next celebration is our Holiday

Party on Friday, December 2nd

starting at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse at

Heritage (where we also hold our All

Member Party at the end of January).

There’s a catered dinner by Macaroni

Grill and lots of camaraderie with

your fellow *Porschephiles. Sign

up by going to our website (mav.

pca.org) and clicking on the link

on the calendar. It’ll be a blast!

Then don’t forget our last Sunday

Drive of the year on Sunday evening,

December 11th for our Christmas

Lights Tour of Dallas. This is always

a special (low-speed) drive, which

is fun for the whole family (so

feel free to bring your kids in the

SUV, even if it isn’t a Porsche!)

I look forward to seeing you at

one of our upcoming events!

Mav of the Month

November’s Mav of the

month goes to Madhu

Rao, our volunteer

Club Secretary, who

single-handedly drove

the implementation,

tabulation and

presentation of our

Member Survey this

year (you may have seen

his article on the survey

results in September’s

Slipstream.) Thanks to

his efforts, we received

responses from 190 members

(that’s a response rate of over

15%, folks!) with some great

suggestions to help us grow.

We’ve already implemented

the monthly email with the

following month’s events and

we’re adjusting the schedule to

avoid competing events (just

two of your many suggestions.)

Madhu- you’re a forwardthinker

who is always working

on continuous improvement.

That helps each member

get more from the club, and

that’s what it’s all about.

Thanks and congrats,

Madhu, have a great meal

at the Silver Fox!

John

*Porschephile - (from urbandictionary.com): “One

who is addicted to Porsches to the point of owning

one or many; studying the history of them so as to be

knowledgeable of everything Porsche.”

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November 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 Robyn Howard

AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis

AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

AX/TT Tech Insp Jeff Herrmann

AX/TT Timing Darron Shaffer

AX/TT Workers Mike Lockas

Charity Chair Chris Hamilton

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 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

Chris Hamilton

hope@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

Joel Nannis

deregistrar@mavpca.org

cr@mavpca.org

Please help us to keep growing!

Treasurer

Jim Falgout

W-972-669-2370

C-972-345-3009

treasurer@mavpca.org

Jim joined Maverick Region in August,

2008. He drives a 1992 968

cab which is the second Porsche he

has owned. Jim has enjoyed

several social and 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

It’s cooling off, the Ranger’s are in the

World Series ( I sure want to say they’ve

won, hopefully next month) and we, as

a collective group, still love our cars. Now

it can’t get much better than that! I hope we

all realize how fortunate we are to be a part

of something as grand as PCA and more

specifically, The Maverick Region. If you dare to take a step

and become involved, it doesn’t have to be 24/7. We all

know you get out as much or more then you put in. The year

isn’t over so check out what’s coming up and take your step.

This issue has something for everyone and than some, so

take your pick.

I hope you are enjoying the progression of Slipstream as

it’s morphing into it’s new look. If you have any ideas, I’m

ready to hear them so send me an email at editor@mavpca.

org. I’ve been around creative people all my life and know

greater things come when we share ideas. Drop me a note

and send in your ideas.

To us, the Maverick Region and our 49 years. Get ready,

here comes our 50th!

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

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September 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 September Web Winner

Pierce Hooper

for getting 4 out of 5 correct!

Honorable Mentions go to Cyril Reif

and Jheri Zinn for getting 4 out of 5 correct. The

winner was chosen by a drawing

to break the three way tie.

Pierce will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

1. Back in about 1980, the name that was used by Porsche

staff to describe a 911 with Sportomatic was ________

Porsche?

a. Sluchenboxen b. Dorothea c. Sportlich

d. Fualer Mann

Feb/March 2011 Christophorus P. 53

2. At Daytona in Feb of 1968 Porsche placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

with which car?

a. 906 b. 907 c. 908 d. 910

Feb/March 2011 Christophorus P. 10

3. Where did the world premiere of the new Porsche 911 GT3

RSR take place?

a. Outside the cafeteria at Weissach b. At the Porsche

Museum Grand Room c. At the Porsche Villa Home in

Stuttgart d. At the Porsche World Headquarters

Feb/March 2011 Christophorus P. 13

4. The Engine in this 4 Liter, Boxer 6 develops some 455 HP

at _____ RPM.

a. 7,800 b. 8,100 c. 8,250 d. 8,500

Feb/March 2011 Christophorus P. 13

5. This same NEW 911 GT3 RSR now has ______ inch wide

wheels on the front.

a. 8” b. 9” c. 10” d. 11” e. 12”

Feb/March 2011 Christophorus P. 14

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

November 7


Maverick Minutes

Madhu Rao, Secretary

John Hamilton

welcomed everyone

and thanked them

for attending.

John presented the

first update on behalf of

Carey Spreen regarding

the upcoming Sunday Drive Rally

on October 23. According to Carey

the Rally will have several twists and

turns for a total length of about 2

hours. Carey also presented an update

regarding a special guest who will

join us at Founders’ Day this year on

Nov. 12. This guest’s family has a

special involvement with the Maverick

Region. Who is this special guest?

Make plans to join us at Founders’

Day and this will be revealed to you!

The Maverick Region has been very

fortunate to have several guests join us

at events this year. Jacques Krielen,

from Amsterdam, will be joining us at

Founders’ Day this year. We recently

had another guest, David Owen, join

us from Akron, Ohio. He participated

in the May Driving Tour and the most

recent Sunday Drive in September. Go

ahead and raise your hand – how many

of you would love to drive 1000 miles

in your Porsche right now? Apparently

David and another Maverick. You’ll

find out his or her name shortly.

Mike Brodigan reported that

attendance at the September Drivers’

Education event was great with over

75 participants. He noted that plans

for 2012 are in development with

some new twists and turns to keep

everyone excited. These include a

combined 1 day DE and Time Trial

as well as the “buy 3 get 1 free”

promotion for advanced drivers.

Jim Falgout reported that our

financial position continues to improve

and should continue to do so as

advertising and club racing entrance

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fees are collected in October.

Robyn Howard noted that the

October 1, Swap Meet at ZIMS

was very successful with over 60

Mavericks in attendance. Apparently

the donuts were well received, too!

Ed Mullenix noted that the

success of the recent Swap Meet

may indicate that two Swap Meets

could be held in a year, one in the

spring and fall? Fellow Mavericks,

what do you think about this?

Pat Friend reiterated Jim’s point

that efforts are underway to collect

unpaid advertising fees. He noted that

revenue from advertisers represents

a significant portion of our budget.

Madhu Rao noted that a full ballot

is in place and that voting for the

2012 election will commence on

October 11th. He is looking into

developing a PDF of the ballot that

can be sent out to the entire region

via email to increase awareness

and interest in the election.

John Harvey described the recent

Boxstoberfest event which was held in

the Hill Country of Texas. Over 100

cars participated in the event; about

half of these were from the Maverick

Region. John also described the recent

Sunday Driving Tour which included

a visit to the Drivers’ Education

session held at Motorsport Ranch.

Over 40 cars made the journey and

several were able to complete at least

5 parade laps around the 1.7 mile

circuit. Fellow Mavericks described

how much fun they had during the

event. About 25% of the attendees

were new to the Drivers’ Education

experience. John Harvey thanked his

co-organizer, Brendan Eagan, for all

of his help with this event. Ditto that.

Brendan Eagan described a new

initiative to introduce the Maverick

Region to new Porsche owners. He

has developed a kit which contains

Maverick Region membership

brochures, a copy of the awardwinning

Slipstream and Panorama

magazines. This will help describe all

of the benefits associated with PCA

membership to new Porsche owners.

Richard Bradley has introduced a 3

column format to Slipstream. This

will enable the copy to be easier to

read wherever you choose to read it!

Wendy Shoffit described the recent

PCA Escape event in Flagstaff

Arizona. Speaking of driving, James

Shoffit her husband and Zone 5

Representative, drove 1000 miles

in one day to this event. I bet he

raised his hand to my question above!

Wendy noted that the event was very

casual and a dozen Mavericks were

present. She is looking forward to the

PCA Escape event November 8-11,

2012, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

This is truly a beautiful place to visit.

Lastly, Wendy described the upcoming

Maverick Region Club Race and the

current registration is at 31 Porsches.

Christy Payne described the

upcoming Autocross & Time Trial

banquet to be held on November

5th at Dave & Busters Restaurant in

Frisco, Tx. Christy also described

that she will be using a new software

system called Punch Bowl to track

invitations and RSVP’s to Maverick

Region events. She noted that the

Founders’ Day event this year will

be sponsored by Autobahn Motors

(thank you!) and will feature a lot of

fun activities. I know I will be there!

Lisa Steele noted with enthusiasm,

a lot of ENTHUSIAM, that our

region membership is now up to 2038

members! Wow! That is a new record

and relates to the initiatives put forth

by the membership team to contact

new and renewal members. She


also noted that a Halloween theme

would be featured at the October

Club Race. Sounds like fun.

Teri and Charlie Davis were

in attendance and described an

upcoming initiative to review the

current Maverick Region badge/

logo and decide on whether it

should be changed/updated. An

idea was raised to form a committee

to review this more formally.

Linda Bambina was enthusiastic

(when is she not enthusiastic) about

the upcoming Founders’ Day event.

She has contacted several previous

Selcer award winners to ensure their

presence (in-person or virtually) at

this year’s Founders’ Day event.

Travis Howard (aka Gridmaster

T) noted that the turnout was very

good at the recent Autocross event

in September and that the October

events should be well attended in

Mineral Wells. He noted the last

Time Trial event of 2011 will be at

Motorsport Ranch on October 23.

Our guest attendee was Ryan Schall

at this meeting. I met Ryan at a

driving event earlier this year. It was

great to hear his perspective on the

Maverick Region. He noted that the

number of benefits associated with

PCA membership is exceptional,

ranging from parts discounts at select

retailers to free event participation

and learning clinics. He noted that

it is sometimes difficult to keep

track of all of the activities. Ryan,

we hear you. Thank you for your

feedback. In August John Hamilton

began a monthly email digest that

lists all of the events on a single

October 5, 2011

“page.” We hear this is making

it easier for our membership.

To this point, please continue to send

us your suggestions via the suggestion

box on the Maverick Region website.

Meeting adjourned 8:17pm.

November 9


The Grey Eagle and the Yellow Cabriolet

By Carey Spreen

Anyone who

has attended a

Founders’ Day

celebration, Maverick

Region’s annual awards

banquet/anniversary

party, knows that, as

part of the festivities, there is a very

special presentation made by the

Region President, known as the

Richard F. Selcer Memorial Award.

As the years go by, and as new members

arrive and long-time members

leave, fewer and fewer of us actually

know the history behind this award.

The plaque on the award reads as

follows:

Richard F. Selcer Memorial Award

Superior Performance and Dedication

Maverick Region / PCA

Dick Selcer (as many Mavericks

later knew him in the 60s and early

70s) was born in Georgia and grew

up near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He was a champion wrestler in high

school, and later went on to own his

own airplane, with which he used to

barnstorm, a popular activity in the

30s. He would travel the southeast

US, participating in flying exhibitions

as well as selling rides in his plane

to folks that had gathered to watch.

Dick married his wife Peggy in 1937

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Peggy and Dick in front of the Yellow Cab.

A Brief History of the Richard F. Selcer Memorial Award

in Chattanooga, TN, and they moved

to Ft. Worth in 1940 when he got a

job as a pilot with American Airlines.

When the US got involved in World

War II, he enlisted with the Army Air

Corps, and was stationed in the Pacific

and later in Washington, DC. He was

sometimes assigned to fly high-level

military personnel to wartime conferences

and other meetings. When the

war ended in 1945, they moved back to

Ft. Worth, and Dick picked up where

he left off with American Airlines. Not

long afterward the Selcers had two

children, Janet Lee and Richard, Jr.

In 1964 they purchased a yellow 1961

356B Cabriolet, and the September

1965 issue of Slipstream welcomed

Peggy and Richard Selcer as new

members of the Maverick Region.

They soon began participating in

many of the events that the region

hosted, including rallying, concours

d’elegance, and the occasional

gymkhana. In 1969, Dick was elected

club Treasurer and held that office

through 1971. He is said to have

coined the phrase “We have money!”

which has been repeated in uncounted

Maverick Region Board Meetings

over the years (and in fact to this

day) by his successors. He was also

known for his skill on the ukelele and

other instruments, and sometimes

led impromptu sing-alongs at club

gatherings, including Board meetings!

The July 1970 issue of Slipstream

contained a column titled “Getting

to Know You,” which highlighted

a few “active and outstanding

Porsche enthusiasts,” two of whom

were the Selcers. The column

had this to say about them:

“Dick and Peggy Selcer

are known to all Maverick Region

members for Peggy’s bubbly

personality, Dick’s incomparable

Treasurer’s reports, and their duets

with the ukelele. They drive a ‘61

Cabriolet and Dick especially enjoys

A wave from the past.

working on it now that he has retired

from nearly 30 years with American

Airlines. As an American Airlines

pilot, Dick has flown everything

from DC2s to 707s. Dick has every

Porsche lover’s dream of a garage for

working on Porsches and assorted

other cars. In his spare time he has

been helping Peggy redecorate their

Fort Worth home. Peggy is presently

serving on the Telephone Committee

for Porsche Club, which involves

constantly calling to remind us all

of meetings and events. The Selcers

have two children: a son in college

and a daughter who is married.”

Many would have called Dick Selcer

a “shadetree mechanic.” He enjoyed

working on all manner of mechanical

devices, from cars and motorcycles

to lawn mowers and refrigerators.

Basically he loved to tinker, although

he did not have much, if any, formal

training. The Selcer household always

had several cars and other equipment

in various states of repair. One of

the cars that the family had for many

years was a 1966 Pontiac GTO sporting

a 389, which Dick also loved to

work on. But the 356B was special.

The yellow Cabriolet was not a daily

driver, rather it was used for weekend

drives and club events, and driven

almost exclusively by Dick, unless

one was granted special permission

to get behind the wheel. He was also


known to don his driving cap and

give the occasional ride to the Selcer

family poodles, Ci-Ci and Monet,

who enjoyed standing on the passenger

seat, paws on the armrest, their

tiny tongues flapping in the wind.

When Dick retired from American

Airlines in December 1968, he joined

the association of retired American

Airlines pilots known as the Grey

Eagles. Due to this association he

was affectionately known to some

Mavericks as The Grey Eagle.

At around the time of his retirement,

he began an association with Roger

Chaney, a Maintainability Engineer

with General Dynamics. Roger was

already a long-time Maverick Region

member, and went on to become the

PCA National Technical Advisor for

many years. Slipstreams from the

60s and 70s are chockfull of Roger’s

technical articles, and his expertise

was well-regarded throughout PCA

in general. Roger was, in some ways,

a sharp contrast to Dick; he was a

trained engineer, very meticulous

and precise, who always followed

procedures by the book. But like

Dick, he was an avid lover of anything

Porsche. It may very well have been

Roger who inspired Dick’s pronouncement

one night to the family that

the word “Porsh” would be forever

banished from the household, to be

replaced thenceforth by “Por-sha.”

Roger was thinly built and about 6

feet tall, while Dick was about 5’ 7”

and had the stocky build of a wrestler,

so seeing the two together sometimes

invited comparisons to Mutt and Jeff

or Laurel and Hardy. Whether they

realized this or not is lost to history,

but they certainly didn’t seem to care.

Dick and Roger used the ample dimensions

of the Selcer garage to work

on club members’ cars, as well as taking

on other projects. There was never

any record of money changing hands

for work done, except to pay for parts;

for Dick and Roger, the “labor” cost

was strictly the labor of love. It must

be said that they each had their own,

He was also known to don his driving cap

and give the occasional ride to

the Selcer family poodles...

sometimes very different, ideas about

how a certain project or repair should

be handled, and it was not out of the

question for the neighbors to hear bits

and pieces of a heated argument emanating

from the open garage, followed

by the clang of a tool being dropped

(or thrown) to the concrete floor, and

a moment later, the rasp of Roger’s

Porsche starting up and accelerating

away down the street. Nevertheless,

they would be back at work again an

evening or so later, as if there had been

no disagreement at all. In fact, Roger

was known to show up at the Selcer

November 11


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door at 7:30 am on some Saturday

mornings, itching to get his hands on

the next Porsche project or repair.

On November 26, 1972, the Selcer’s

son, Rick, was driving from Fort

Worth to return to classes at Austin

College in Sherman, TX. On the way

there he had car trouble and had to

pull over by the side of the road. As

luck would have it, friends of the

Selcer family were driving in the other

direction and noticed Rick’s car parked

on the shoulder. They stopped to see if

he needed assistance, and Rick asked

that if they were headed home, could

they contact his dad to see if he could

help out. They did so, and without a

second thought, Dick drove up to meet

Rick and get the car running again.

As Dick was working on the car, a

passing vehicle veered off the road

and struck him. An ambulance arrived

quickly, but tragically, he died of his

injuries on the way to the hospital.

Eventually, with Dick not around to

maintain or even drive the Porsche,

Peggy asked Roger to advertise and

sell the Cabriolet for her, and of course

he took the task to heart, beating the

bushes for the best buyer, yet asking

for neither a commission nor finder’s

fee when the car was finally sold.

In 1976, two Maverick Region members

collaborated in creating a meaningful

remembrance of Dick Selcer’s

spirit of generosity after his untimely

passing. In the December 1976 issue

of Slipstream, Leon Cowan, who was

Maverick Region President at the

time, wrote this about the new award:

“At the Founder’s Day Banquet in November

a special award was presented

for the first time. The recipient will

keep the trophy for one year, and it will

be passed on in subsequent years. The

award was made possible by an individual

who wishes to remain unnamed.

Each year the President of the club

may select the recipient who, in his

opinion, represents the singular outstanding

performance and service to

the Region. This award will be known

as the Richard F. Selcer Memorial Trophy,

and was given to Charlie Davis

for 1976. Congratulations to Charlie

and many thanks to the thoughtful

person who conceived this tribute.

“Some of us called him Richard

and some called him Dick - but we

all called him ‘friend’. Those of us

who knew him still miss him very

much, although four years have

passed since his death. We were

pleased that Peggy, his widow, was

available to present this award.”

As we now know, the idea for and

creation of the award came from Don

Spaulding, former Maverick Region

President and Zone 5 Representative,

as well as - no surprise - from Roger

Chaney. Don did the graphic design

for the award, featuring a drawing

of the 1600 N engine from the Grey

Eagle’s Cabriolet. Don purchased the

plaque itself using a cash prize that

he had won for a Slipstream article

that he had written (with accompa-

Charlie Davis receives the first Selcer

Memorial Award from Peggy Selcer in 1976.

nying drawing) about the Porsche

907 race car. And since 1976, the

Selcer Award has been presented to

the deserving folks listed below.

Don Spaulding recently had

this to say about the original

intent of the award:

“The purpose of the award was to acknowledge

outstanding contributions

to Maverick Region and to inspire others

to do likewise, as Dick had so unselfishly

done. It was not conceived as

a ‘Member of the Year’ award. It was

not conceived as an annual award. It

was not conceived as a ‘gimme’ for

serving as Region President. It was

not conceived as just another plaque

for the trophy case. Just a simple

expression as Dick would have liked.”

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Don

Spaulding (who still prefers anonymity

but kindly allowed the use of his name

here), Charlie Davis, Al Zim, Tom

Clayton, Ed Mayo, and especially Dr.

Richard F. Selcer Jr, without whom

this article would not have been

possible.

1976 Charlie Davis

1977 Sharron & Bill Dawson

1978 John Halla

1979 Joan & Barry Gibbs

1980 Susan & Milton Barley

1981 Teri & Charlie Davis

1982 Carl & Fran Ussery

1983 Bob Manskey

1984 Alan & Linda Bambina

1985 Jeff & Joyce Hammill

1986 Jerry & Myra Sutton

1987 Jan Mayo & Fran Ussery

1988 Don & Taxi Breithaupt

1989 Ed Mayo

1990 Joel Nannis

1991 Julia Underwood

1992 Howard & Debbie Rife

1993 Bob Knight & Bob Ande

1994 Lanean Hughes

1995 Gordon Smith

1996 Fred Seipp

1997 Kevin Hardison

1998 Lanean Hughes

1999 Bryan Henderson

2000 Wendy Shoffit

2001 Joe McGlohen

2002 Bill Dugan

2003 Cody Sears

2004 Lanean Hughes

2005 Wendy Shoffit

2006 Tracey Gross

2007 Joel Nannis

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November 13


What’s a DE?

By Mike Brodigan

When I first joined PCA (a long

time ago) I kept wondering

what all the fuss was about.

Why were so many people signing

up for a driving school? Did every

Porsche owner need the insurance

discount, or did they all have speeding

tickets they needed excused?

I finally just asked someone,

and that was when I got hooked

on performance driving.

Drivers’ Education, also know as

a DE, is really a couple of things.

First, and most importantly, it’s an

event where you learn to drive your

Porsche, (or any other car) well. It is

an opportunity for you to explore the

handling of your performance car, and

learn the basics of high performance

driving done safely. Second, for many

of us it becomes a great hobby.

Some of those among us feel “it’s just

not for them,” and that might be true.

If you don’t enjoy the exhilaration of

the power and handling of your P car,

or if you do not enjoy cruising on a

small, winding country road, maybe

this is not your thing. For everyone

else---you betcha! Come out and

enjoy a weekend with us at the track.

Let’s dispel a few myths

about Drivers’ Education.

1. Your car does not need

any “upgrades.” In fact, it is

better if you leave it stock.

2. DE’ s are about as hard on your

car as a pleasant Sunday drive.

3. The only special gear you need

is a helmet, and at some tracks they

will rent you one. A fairly recent

motorcycle helmet is fine. Borrow one!

4. DE’s are not dangerous. You

learn at your own pace with a

certified instructor. We have never

had an injury as a result of a DE.

Your day at a DE event is spent

in three ways. First, you will have

classroom sessions where some very

experienced drivers will work with

you on driving skills. Second, you will

be on the racetrack for four sessions

each day with an instructor by your

side. Finally, you will spend time with

other participants “bench racing” and

generally having a great time. You will

be amazed at how fast you improve.

By the end of weekend, you will

have learned a ton and may already

be addicted to this thrilling hobby.

For more information, go to the PCA

national web site http://www.pca.org/

click on activities, and then click on

Driver Education. Or better yet, just

give me a call at (817) 233-0068. I

would love to give you the scoop.

See ya at the track, Mike.

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Escape to Flagstaff

By Frank Briggs

Escape is one of

PCA’s national

events and

involves a variety

of activities over an

extended weekend.

It originated several

years ago and is an

alternative to Parade for folks who,

for whatever reason, could not make

the trek to Parade. It is so popular that

many members actually attend both.

For five Maverick families, Escape

was a great way to get away from the

HEAT for a few days. Those who made

the 2,000 + mile round trip included

the Koeppens, Staffords, Christensens,

Shoffits and Briggs.

We turned a long weekend into a week

and a half of Porsche fun. While Escape

did not start until Thursday evening, we

decided to leave on Monday, September

12th. Our first day took us to Amarillo.

It was just an overnight stop, but it was

nice that the Ashmore Suites had FREE

adult beverages and pizza for guests

when we arrived. This worked for my

budget really well.

On Tuesday we got an early start to

Santa Fe, arriving at our Hotel (Inn of

the Governors) around lunchtime. We

enjoyed lunch at the hotel and made our

way to the Plaza for some shopping.

The weather was great with daytime

highs in the 70’s. If you have never

visited Santa Fe, put it on your bucket

list. The most beautiful sunsets over the

mountains can be found any time of

the year in Santa Fe. Our hotel was one

block off the plaza and featured rooms

with fireplaces. That is something that

comes in handy with 40 degree nights

in September.

Wednesday involved driving to

Flagstaff thru the Painted Desert with

a couple of side trips on Historic Route

66. Arriving in Flagstaff about 5:30

Wednesday evening allowed us to

register early and enjoy a great dinner

at the Little America Hotel…our

headquarters.

Thursday began with a self-guided

tour to Sedona. Beautiful red rocks

rising from the

valley floor

surrounded us as

we enjoyed lunch

in an outdoor

setting. The road

to Sedona (Hwy

89A) is listed as

one of the 10 best

roads in America

and is a “must

do” in a Porsche.

The afternoon

event was a car

show at the host hotel followed by a

welcome barbeque dinner that took

place in the hotel’s main ballroom.

We turned a long weekend

into a week and a half of Porsche fun.

There were plenty of options for tours

during the weekend. They included

Route 66, a tour to some small mining

towns, tours to the Grand Canyon and

a winery tour. We opted for the winery

tour on Friday and the Grand Canyon

tour on Saturday.

Both were excellent choices. The

winery tour included three wineries

by bus. This was a safe way to conduct

the tour, as our first stop was at 10:00

AM. “It must have been 5:00 o’clock

somewhere!” After two more wineries

it was definitely time for lunch.

Saturday morning was crisp and clear

as we drove to the rim of the Grand

Canyon. Our first stop was to take in an

IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon

then on to the real thing. We were

able to view the canyon from several

vantage points and enjoy a lunch in the

National Park.

Saturday night closed with a nice

Parade type banquet with speakers and

prizes.

While many folks began packing for

the trip home, our caravan returned to

Mike & Maria Stafford, Frank & Bobbie Briggs and Cheryl & Doug

Koeppen, the “Magnificent Six!”

the DFW area via Santa Fe again for an

additional day of sightseeing.

Should you feel like becoming an

Escapee next year, the tour will be

held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in

November. If you enjoy driving one of

the best cars made on roads to match,

please consider joining us in mid

November 2012 in Eureka Springs.

Until then… Happy motoring.

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November 17


Boxstoberfest 2011

By Tom Froehlich

Texas State Trooper.

Friday, September 9th dawned

clear and pleasant for our

drive to Fredericksburg for

this year’s Boxstoberfest. Eleven

cars from the Maverick Region

gathered at the Waffle House on US

67 in Alvarado to caravan under the

leadership of John and BJ Harvey.

After everyone ate what they wanted,

we pulled out and headed southwest

for our drive to the hill country.

We passed through Cleburne and

as we crossed the county line into

Somervell County heading to Glen

Rose, a state trooper had a new Chevy

Camaro pulled over for an infraction.

We passed by, well within the posted

speed limit with the Harveys leading

and the Froehlichs last in the sweep

position, secure in the knowledge that

we were not going to fall prey to the

trooper on the side of the road. But

just a mile down the road, there he was

in my rear view mirror with his lights

flashing. So I moved over to stop, but

he went by me so I pulled back on the

road and followed. He did this with

each of the 11 cars in our caravan and

when he got in front of the Harveys he

pulled us all over. What was this for we

all wondered, as Officer Acker talked

with John at the front of the pack, then

collected all our driver’s licenses and

license plate information and let each

of us know that we were all guilty of

not displaying our front license plate.

He sat in his car for half an hour

checking us all out on his laptop while

we all stood on the side of the road

Photos by Steve Farnham and Tom Froehlich

providing the entertaining sight of 11 hit the road for the relatively short drive

Porsches all lined up behind the trooper’s

left to Fredericksburg hoping to stay

car for the passing motorists. When awake at the wheel after that prodigious

he finally emerged, he handed each lunch. We all arrived at our destination

of us our own official warning for our

safely and most of us checked

infraction and he cautioned us not to into the Hangar Hotel, the center for

follow so closely and to drive safely. So the weekend’s events. After unloading

other than the time lost, we all emerged our bags, John had another adventure

with our driving records unscathed. for us, a trip to Becker Winery where

Following this delay we proceeded

we tasted some of Dr. Becker’s best

through Glen Rose and on toward our

wines under the tutelage of Henri,

destination. John had plotted a route

who John and BJ refer to lovingly as

that took us off the beaten path and

the “crazy Frenchman.” Now we were

somewhere we left US 67 onto a mix

all sleepy so we returned to the hotel

of state highways and county roads.

where some napped while others of

us felt the need to wash our cars for

Officer Acker talked with John at the front

of the pack, then collected all our driver’s licenses...

I think we all saw parts of Texas we

had never seen before. Eventually

we made our way to Llano where we

stopped at Cooper’s Old Time Pit

Barbeque for lunch. If you have never

been there, this is a Texas experience

you need to have, unless you suffer

from liver or kidney disease. You start

by going by the pit and picking your

The Salazars

enjoy a Pork Chop at Cooper’s

meat(s), then entering the restaurant

where you get all the other goodies.

Because we were all hungry when we

got there, I think everyone ordered

more than really wanted, but since we

were on a road trip, we ate it all. It

then took two hand washings before I

dared touch my steering wheel again.

We all waddled out of Cooper’s and

the next morning’s display. So John,

Don Sebert and I went to a local coin

operated car wash I had found last year

and spent a few quarters plus some

tender loving care cleaning up our cars.

After this we returned to the hotel

and guess what, time for another meal!

So those of us who had any room

left to stuff in a few more calories

headed downtown to the Altdorf

Biergarten for a little German cooking.

We had a wonderful meal of a

variety of German delicacies and a

little German brew then headed back

to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

The next morning, around 8 o’clock,

people started to line up their cars for

the car show. Over 100 cars were there

and they included almost every model

of Porsche road car made since 1950. It

was a mighty impressive collection of

the marque, but true to the name of the

event, Boxsters were in the majority.

We wandered around talking to people

about their cars and drooling over some

of them for the next couple of hours as

we mentally prepared ourselves for the

upcoming drive. Around 10:30 we gathered

for the driver’s meeting. A hundred

cars can not drive in one long line, so

we were divided into 4 different groups,

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2 driving the loop clockwise and 2 in

the opposite direction. The route was

similar to last year’s, but because our

group went the opposite direction we

travelled last year, I can’t say if it was

identical and it sure felt different.

Another thing that was obvious was

the devastating effect of the 2 year

drought on the region. Almost nothing

was green and there were almost no

cattle. Near the end of the drive we saw

a ranch with a small herd of longhorns,

but the earth moving equipment was

out trying to dig down to some groundwater

without much luck and I wondered

how long it would be until those

steers went to market. We drove two of

the three famous “Twisted Sisters,” 336

and 337, and stopped for lunch again

at the Hog Pen in Leakey, where 336,

Nothing like hundreds of Porsches...

337 and US 83 all come together. By

this time, the coolness of the morning

had disappeared, we were all well

sunned and those of us with our tops

down put them up for the afternoon

portion of the drive. After lunch

we continued on and after another

100 miles, some of us got lost and

ended up on a shortcut back to

Fredericksburg. We arrived back

at the Hanger around 4 o’clock

and convened in the Officer’s

Club for libations and storytelling.

That evening we all converged for

the awards dinner in the big hall at the

hotel with an island tropical theme. I

had neglected to read about the theme

for the evening in the email that arrived

earlier that week so I didn’t have the

requisite Hawaiian shirt nor was Susan

dressed in a grass skirt. But looking at

the crowd, we obviously weren’t the

only ones who missed the dress info

for the evening. In addition to awards

and door prizes, we did hear a brief talk

by Robert Turner, the author of a new

mystery series whose main character

is a race car driver, that was interesting

eeny, meeny, miney or moe?

and

inspiring. As

the evening’s festivities wound

down, some of us headed to Hondos

in downtown Fredericksburg for some

live music and dancing. Good music,

good beer and a place to dance to a live

band, a great finish to a really fun day!

Sunday morning, we didn’t go on the

special “mystery” tour, but instead

headed back to Big D. It was a great

weekend and I know all who attended

had a blast. So plan to be part of the

Maverick contingent at next year’s

Boxstoberfest the weekend after Labor

Day. You won’t regret it!

November 19


Cliff’s Ramblings

By Cliff Blackshear

I

was thinking about my recent conversation

with Bob Aines and the fact that he

and multiple others were about to embark

on a road trip to Laguna Seca and the

Rennsport Reunion in California. Predominately

early P cars (911’s) taking back roads

all the way out. They are meeting up with

others along the way and planning a great adventure getting

to and from a great event.

This set me to thinking about how roads developed in our

country and how the generation before me enjoyed that period

in time. My dad was totally in love with taking road trips.

I remember as a kid, how we always loaded the car with

provisions and headed out every year on an adventure. The

roads were two lane (yes, I was born before interstate road

systems were invented) and driving these roads required attention

and skill. Passing a slower car on a two lane road

could be a thing of beauty. Set up the pass before topping a

hill and having 10-20 mph higher speed than the slower car

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just making its way into American lives and it really was an

adventure. In 1938 my grandfather decided that the family

needed to travel from Ft. Worth to New York and attend the

1938 World’s Fair in the trusty family car.

Now, I know absolutely nothing about the cars of that time,

but I believe they traveled in a Model T or it could have been

a Model A. Not sure. He told me that at least once a day

they would pull over and his dad would look around the side

of the road and find two rocks. Next he would hold one on

the bottom and take the other and beat the suspension back

into good order. I wonder if it was a king and link set up

that required this sort of attention. Tie rod ends? Ball joints

in general? I don’t know. The roads were so rough that the

suspension became too loose after a while. Flat tires were

common and expected. The whole sequence of dealing with

a flat was routine stuff.

He told me about working in a stone factory that cut stone

for various applications (buildings, bridges, headstones

etc.). The saw that cut the stone was driven by a Model T

engine and fueled by natural gas from a pipe coming out

of the floor. It was his first job at 14 years old. The engine

would be started up in the morning and run all day. If it

started knocking, or acting up, they had to shut down the

mill and look for the problem. The bearings failed quite

often under the constant load and there was only time for a

quick overhaul before they would light it up again followed

by more maximum loads all day long.

One interesting thing he told me about was delivering the

stone in the Ford truck of the day to the buyer. The fuel delivery

system to carburetor was so anemic that fuel starvation

was not uncommon. Delivering stone to Dallas from Ft.

Worth required going up “Chalk Hill.” It was so steep that

there was a turn-around area at the bottom and the top of the

hill. They would arrive at the bottom of the hill, turn around

and back up the hill to keep the engine from dying from fuel

starvation. So the solution was to keep the fuel tank higher

than the carburetor. Reach the top, turn around and continue

on the delivery. Believe it or not, this was routine.

I wish I could have grown up in that era. Yet my father

passed along his memories in such a way, that it feels like

I did.

Rambling thoughts, eh?

Cliff

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Swap Meet at Zims

By Alan Bambina

Making a swap for cash!

It has been said that “timing is

everything.” The swap meet

at Al Zim’s shop in Bedford

was well prepared for and well

presented. Unfortunately, the Good

Guys Rod and Custom Show at

Texas Motor Speedway was also

well prepared for, with a slightly

bigger advertising budget. This

may have affected attendance.

Nonetheless, the swap meet at

Zims was a blast. I thought I’d

get there early and arrived at 7:50.

Much to my surprise, there were

half a dozen pick-ups and SUVs

already set up or unloading. OK

then, claim my spot and get ready.

Not surprisingly, Al Zim was there to

open the shop and parts department.

Not only did Al supply free donuts

and coffee, but offered an additional

10% off anything you wanted to

purchase from the parts counter. We

owe Al a big “thank you” for his

generosity and allowing us to squat

in his driveway for the morning.

Once there and set up, most of the

“vendors” abandoned their own table

or pick-up bed to check out what

everyone else brought. The entire

idea of a swap meet is to swap your

stuff for someone else’s stuff. You

name the model number, and there

was something representing that

car. 356, 911, 914, 928, 930, 944,

968 and all the rest had parts spread

Photo by Travis Howard

out on the parking lot to display. I

think the most surprising item I saw

was a rear section of a Targa body

sans engine, trans, wheels, paint,

hardware and everything else with

a sign stating FREE. I thought

the sheet metal shell would make

a lovely backyard seat for some

enterprising Porsche owner. I don’t

know if anyone else took it home or it

returned with the fellow what brung

it, but it did attract a lot of attention.

All in all, about 15 to 20 vendors

showed up to sell/trade parts, and

perhaps 100 people were there to

meet and greet, check out car parts,

cars or each other and spend a

lovely Fall morning with friends.

Personally, I sold more old 356 parts

than I thought I would and bought a

few items that, in all likelihood, will

show up at a future swap meet at

Zims.

November 21


Advertiser of the Month: Invisibra

Not all clear bras are created

equal, just as not all cars

are created equal. Norm

Schilling, owner of Invisibra, has the

goal of making everyone aware of

this fact. Paint protection film, also

known as clear bra, is a clear urethane

film designed to make rocks and

other debris bounce off your vehicle

instead of chipping your paint and

has been available for a few decades.

Norm’s entry into this industry 17

years ago preceded the software and

computer designed kits that are so

prevalent today. While having these

computer-cut kits available as an

option, he is better known for having

perfected the “Art of Paint Protection”

with custom installations. However,

his art is as invisible as possible.

“My biggest compliment is when

a customer has to get within a few

inches of their own car to figure out

where the film is,” says Norm. Without

knowing how invisible paint protection

film can actually be, many people

have become accustomed to mediocre

installations and film quality. If you

would be bothered by seeing the edge

of the film on your hood, you may

opt to protect the entire hood making

the protection virtually invisible.

Invisibra also uses the only film in the

industry backed by a manufacturer’s

Lifetime Warranty. This gives you

confidence that no matter how long

you own your car, or where you move,

your car can look as good as the day

you bought it for years to come.

The first time you drove a Porsche,

your level of excellence was raised.

Visit Invisibra and raise the level of

excellence in paint protection.

“I have had four cars receive clear

bra treatment in the past few years

and Norm’s work is by far the best.

I expected good things based on

reviews and cars that I had seen

that he had worked on, but seeing

the work on my own car surpassed

even those high expectations. Norm’s

attention to detail is superlative… I

have honestly never seen as good an

installation as the one he did on my

2011 Porsche GT3 RS… Fantastic!”

- Alex

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Member Spotlight: Mike and Sharon Malone

Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair

This month’s

new member

spotlight is

Mike and Sharon

Malone. They are

the proud owners of

a 2009 Cayman S,

which they purchased new about two

years ago. Mike and Sharon have two

grown children (a son and a daughter)

and three grandchildren. Both

children live in the DFW area. They

have actually been in the area about

forty years. Mike also is a hobbyist

farmer, into amateur radio, and of

course loves driving the Porsche.

Please look for Mike and Sharon 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

pr@mavpca.org.

November 23


Happy Hour - Cristina’s Restaurant

Article and photos by Chris Christensen

Between

the World

Series and

road construction,

attending this month’s

Happy Hour was

not top priority

among our Mavericks, which is

understandable. The good news was;

The Rangers won, the bad news is:

road construction is going to continue

for some time to come. Not only

does construction slow everyone

down, but it can be downright

treacherous when navigating through

it. So thanks to those that did join

in the camaraderie and good food.

We had seven new members join us

this month, they were; Ed Newsom

with the recent purchase of a 2011

911S, Mark and Robin Fider with

a 2011 Cayman, Wes and Natalie

Lincoln owning a 1994 911 and finally

K.Y. and Jill Panayides who take the

top honors with owning a 2009 911

C4S and a 2011 GT3....I wonder if

they would adopt me? Well, welcome

new Mavs. Thanks for joining us and

hope to see you at a Sunday Drive or

Rally or many of our other events,

which can be found on our website

(http://mav.pca.org) or in our award

winning Slipstream Magazine.

So, as time

marches on y’all

may have noticed

that we have not

been to every

Happy Hour and

that is because

we now have a

second home in La

Quinta, Ca. We

have decided to

Ed Newsom

turn over the Happy Hour reigns to

a very capable Mav whom I’m sure

most know, Mike Farrar. Mike, as

some of you know, owns Ruggieri’s

restaurant in North Dallas. We had a

very nice HH there earlier this year.

What better person to take over HH

than Mike, a well-known restaurateur.

We look forward to his direction and

guidance in selecting great venues in

the coming months….good luck Mike!

Finally we want to remind

everyone of next month’s

HH location, which will be

held at the Blue Mesa Grill,

7700 W. Northwest Hwy.,

Dallas TX. - 214-378-8686.

We hope you will join Mike

and your fellow Mavericks

at this great location.

See you there!

Natalie and Wes Lincoln

Mark and Robin Fider enjoying HH with K. Y. and Jill Panayides.

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1992 968 Cabriolet

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

James L. Falgout

President

Helping business owners make profitable decisions

and giving people peace of mind about their taxes.

Main Office: 2929 N. Central Expressway, Suite 235

Richardson, TX 75080

McKinney Office: 114 1/2 East Louisiana St., Suite 203

McKinney, TX 75069

Main Phone (972) 669-2370 ̶ Fax (972) 669-9202

www.falgoutcpa.com

1992 968 Cabriolet

H

a

Evolve your 944 Porsche® into the 21st Century

road grabbing sports machine it is meant to be!

1987 944 Turbo with

GM® LS1 Transplant

Replace that aging, expensive, under

performing 1980’s engine with 260 to +350HP

of high performance fun. Don’t compromise

your 944 experience, call us today.

We specializing in tranplanting GM® engines into the

944 platform.

* Complete Engine Transplant Services for GM® LS1,

LT1, and V6 Gen III motors.

* Transplant Kits and components for the DIY’r

* Fiberglass Body Panels, accessories and other upgrades

For more information call us at either 817-657-6608 or 214-679-6346 or visit our web sites at:

and

www.TexasPerformanceConcepts.com or www.944Transformations.com

November 25


Experience Your Porsche in a New Way!

By driving on a real North Texas racetrack

Eagles Canyon Raceway is the beautiful culmination of years worth of

research, planning & design into the rolling hills of North Texas near DFW.

Eagles Canyon Raceway features 2.55 miles, 4 straights over 1,300 feet long, 11

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

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

to club racing and private HPDE days.

We are proud to receive PCA events including Club Racing and look forward to

each and every event!

With an EC Membership you can enjoy driving on a track that is quickly

becoming history in the making. We offer all that you need including a

challenging track, high octane fuel & a grill for lunch. Join us by signing up at

www.eaglescanyon.com or call for information at 940-466-9775.

940-466-9775

www.eaglescanyon.com

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2700 B West Pioneer PkWy

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

Arlington, texAs 76013

817-366-1678

Parts or Service, We Deliver Excellence.

Over 300,000 parts in stock.

Expert service and repair.

Parts and Service for: Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini, and Smart Car.

817-267-4451

Visit us online at:

1-800-356-2964

www.allzim.com

zimips@allzim.com

1804 Reliance Pkwy. Bedford, TX 76021 M-F 8am to 5:30pm

Zims Autotechnik is not affiliated with Porsche AG or PCNA Registered Trademark of Dr. Ing h.c.F. Porsche A.G.

November 27


German Engineering With Southern Hospitality

Personal Service.

At Nine-Eleven, we’ve built a reputation for understanding our customers’ needs —

quality service, convenient location, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and personalized service

that is unmatched in the Metroplex. When you trust your car to us, you will have

the peace of mind that it will be serviced correctly the first time. Every time.

Access.

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

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

or need timely information about your car.

Facility.

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

that you and your car will get the kind of service you deserve. Maintained tools and

equipment. Clean cars. We are meticulous about details.

Parts.

Our parts department is also second to none. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you

in finding that necessary part or after-market option you require. We are an authorized

dealer for high-performance Recaro seating, Yokohama Tires, Bilstein Shocks, Bosch,

and many others. This ensures that whether you are a casual driver or an enthusiast who

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

car running at peak performance.

Newkirk

Crown Rd.

Cindy Lane Lane

IXXI

Royal Royal Lane

Joe Joe Field Rd.

Emerald

I-35

Nine-Eleven Enterprises, Inc.

Service, Accessories & Parts for BMW,

Mercedes & Porsche

2120 Cindy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229

972-241-2002

www.nine-eleven.com

Convenience.

We are conveniently located near the intersection of Stemmons and LBJ Freeways

in Dallas. We offer emergency towing service 24 hours a day and have arranged

for special rental car rates with area rental agencies. Come by for a visit between

7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or call for a service appointment.

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In early July, I got an invitation to attend the Rolex Grand Am race at Laguna Seca as a guest of Kevin Buckler’s, The

Racer’s Group (TRG). My company is looking into some kind of partnership with TRG and it gave us a taste of what

the team was all about. Two g

November 29


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New Wheels

Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

Beytell, Ryan (Bianca)

Fort Worth, TX 76244

1999 Boxster

Marshall, Jim

Dallas, TX 75204

2008 Cayman

Walters, Mary (Dave)

Dallas, TX 75211

2006 Cayman 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

Boldt, Steve (Jelena)

Dallas, TX 75204

2009 Cayman S

Brochner, Michelle

(James LeBrun)

Frisco, TX 75034

2012 Cayman R

Brown, Alan

Frisco, TX 75034

2012 Spyder

Coder, Kevin

Fort Worth, TX 76179

2009 Cayman S

Foster, Kyle

Frisco, TX 75034

1995 911

Hale, Rusty

Dallas, TX 75252

2001 Boxster S

Hartley, Bruce

(Cristina Robinson)

Dallas, TX 75230

1998 Boxster

Irving, Joseph (Anne)

Mansfield, TX 76063

2006 Cayman

Parkhill, Mike

Arlington, TX 76012

2002 911

Peccarelli, Brian (Jane)

Plano, TX 75093

2007 Carrera 2S

Pitts, Bob

Grand Prairie, TX 75050

1992 C2

Pogue, Kyle

Dallas, TX 75201

2011 Turbo S

Radosevich, Kip (Jennifer)

Highland Village, TX 75077

2005 Cayenne

Salmon, Arthur (Jennifer)

Frisco, TX 75033

2006 Cayman S

Taylor, Al

Dallas, TX 75205

2008 Cayman

Wagenknecht, Amber

Plano, TX 75093

2004 911 Turbo

Wood, Brian (Shelly)

Wichita Falls, TX 76310

2010 Panamera

Members ~ 1,219

Affiliate Members ~ 819

Total Membership ~ 2,038

Specializing in all years and models of

Porsche exclusively for more than 30 years

Complete and Meticulous Maintenance and Repair

Tuning and Diagnostics (Carbs, MFI, CIS, OBD I & II)

Custom Engine and Transmission Rebuilds

Competition Car Preparation (Track or Autocross)

Lincoln, Wesley

Northlake, TX 76247

1994 911

Anniversaries

1521 Baccarac Ct Euless, TX 76040

817 540 4939

www.mayoperformance.com

email: Mayos@imagin.net

Smith, William L.

Underwood, Michael G.

Holloway, Wendell

Snodgrass, Thomas C.

25 Years

20 Years

Dallas

The Colony

Dallas

Carrollton

King, Greg

Stout, Jessie R.

Taylor, John H.

Disharoon, Jim R.

Ford, Alex

Norman, Jay R.

Reese, Toby L.

10 Years

5 Years

Lewisville

The Colony

Lewisville

Fort Worth

Roanoke

Irving

Rockwall

November 31


Unclassifieds

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

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

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

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

For Sale: 2002 Roock RSB 340 Boxster S, Seal Grey Metallic/Metropole

blue leather, heated sport seats, complete Aero kit, Roock competition 18” wheels

with new rubber. 996 Carrera 3.6L Engine, Power: Est. 340 bhp Torque: Est. 273 ft

lb. 0 - 60 mph: Est. 4.9 sec Top speed: 180 mph, Suspension: Roock Sportsystem/

H&R coilovers, 996 Brakes. Hard wired for a V1. 27,000 + miles. $26,500.

Contact Richard at r2rbradley@yahoo.com (1)

For Sale: 1994 911 Carrera 2 Speedster, WPOCB2964RS465232 white/

black, 5 speed, 68,500 mi. original power black leather seats, AC, LSD, always

garaged, Pirelli P Zero tires on 17” painted wheels, spare sport muffler, new

battery, all records, very original, well maintained and cared for. I’d love to see

this car stay a Maverick! $58,000, Alan Bambina, Dallas, TX 972-241-7556,

bambinaa@cfbisd.edu, mailto:bambinaa@cfbisd.edu. (1)

Wanted: 993 Series 911, 993 Series 911, years 1996-1998 only, either C2 or

C2S. MUST have varioram engine, 6-spd manual, & complete service and repair

records to view. (No black exterior) Email information and pictures to Glenn:

gcweber1@verizon.net (1)

For Sale: 2008 GT3, Guards Red with black interior. Options include

full leather with red deviated stitching, red seat belts, heated seats, Bi Xenon

headlights, PCCB brakes, Sound Package Plus, Sport Chrono, Self-Dimming

Mirrors, Rain Sensor Wipers, and black wheels. Upgrades include 3M clear shield,

tinted windows, GT3RS lightweight flywheel and clutch, and lightweight battery.

Original delivery and all service through Boardwalk Porsche. Fresh brakes, tires,

and recent service. Warranty through October 2011. Very good condition. 18,000

miles. Asking $83,500. For additional information, contact Mike at 214-202-9555

or via e-mail at langfordmg@yahoo.com (2)

For Sale: 2001 Boxster, Tiptronic Transmission, AM/FM CD player, Heated

leather seats, Trip computer, All stock. Gray Metallic with Black top and interior.

Looks and runs good with 82,000 miles. $13,500 OBO. Contact: Steve in

Richardson. (214)578-5047 or Adkinssteve@hotmail.com (2)

For Sale: 2008 Carrera, blk/blk, sunroof, 14,500mi, Excellent condition,

$53,500. Contact Phil at 817-925-1470 or mackbailey@aol.com (2)

For Sale: 1989 Porsche 911 Targa, Beautiful car in excellent condition.

Burgundy and cashmere leather. 83,000 miles. G50 gearbox. Upgraded suspension,

22/28 torsion bars, Bilsteins, TRG sway bars. Upgraded a/c. Car has a sport chip

and sport exhaust otherwise stock. The car handles beautifully and is ideal for

street or DE. I have owned it and loved it for ten years with zero problems. Our

move away from Dallas forces sale. Spare set of 15 inch wheels and some spares.

$22,000 OBO. Contact me at 214-455-6242 or colin.graidage@live.com (3)

Parts/Miscellanies

For Sale: OEM Porsche Recaro GT3 seats, Includes two full sets of black

leather plus two full sets of black Alcantara seat inserts, plus spares for both. The

OEM runners are direct bolt-in for 986/987, 996/997, and Mk1 Audi TT (as shown

in picture.) No mods necessary, just add your own seatbelt receptical. GT3/Recaro

seatbelt receptical bolts and spacers included. $2800 or best offer. Located in

Lewisville. Contact: bob.lafebre@yahoo.com (1)

For Sale: 2006 Porsche 9114S RIMS/TPMS, 235/35 19. 305/30 19 19500

miles on rims ( these were the tire sizes on this as a new factory delivered vehicle )

LOBSTER CLAW STYLE ( THEY CAME PAINTED BUT I HAD THEM

POLISHED AND SEALED.) ASKING 150.00/RIM or make an offer. Daniel T.

McDonald. 760-996-4605. dantmc1@charter.net

I will deliver if in the DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX.(1)

For Sale: Carbon Fiber E-Brake/Shift Lever pair, Came off low mileage

08’ 997. No Scratches or Damage. Asking $800.00 Seller pays Shipping within

Continental US. Contact rickrobinson@qmcdfw.com (1)

For Sale: 10 years of Porsche collectables, dozens of very special models

most with their original box, nicely framed collectable pictures and rare posters,

Porsche desk clock, numerous books on the marc and racing, including the entire

full set of Upfixen Der Porsche repair manuals, metal signs, Porsche leather jacket

Large, 10 years of Panorama, key chains, Rennsport and Daytona items, cuff

links, fire suit, helmet, driving shoes size 10, way too much to list! $ = Priceless!

Contact: Douglas Molny, dmolny@jimlakeco.com 469-726-3854 direct

214-686-5930 cell (1)

For Sale: Speedster Humps, Speedster humps for an early model Boxster.

Painted Seal Grey Metallic. Perfect condition with storage bags. $600.00. Contact

Richard at r2rbradley@yahoo.com. (1)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

For advertising rates and information contact

Pat Friend at ads@mavpca.org

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

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

Autocrossnumbers.com (972) 670-2483 Page 29

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 17

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

Boss Garage (214) 735-9025 Page 7

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 28

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 26

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 15

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 22

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

Dallas Karting Complex (903) 527-5278 Page 9

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 25

Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 25

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

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 31

Mean Green Travel (940) 565-8111 Page 20

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Mullenix Motorsport (972) 231-5356 Page 23

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 27

911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 28

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 6

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 26

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 26

Speed Shield (817) 999-5925 Page 19

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

Texas Performance Concepts (817) 657-6608 Page 25

Texas World Speedway (979) 690-2500 Page 29

UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 27

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 28

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 27


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