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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
Advertiser of the Month..............................22
New Member Spotlight...............................23
New Wheels & Numbers............................31
Calendar of Events........................................1
Time Trial - MSR..........................................3
Time Trial/Autocross Weekend.....................3
Sunday Dive - Tour/Rally Combo.................5
Club Race - EC.............................................7
Founders’ Day Celebration..........................19
Happy Hour at Cristina’s - Southlake..........24
Past Event Recaps
Too Fast, Too Furious..................................10
Is PCA a Car Club?.....................................12
Driving the Tail of the Dragon....................16
Happy Hour at Trinity Hall Irish Pub..........24
To Savannah & Back - Parade 2011............26
“Enchanting” Drive to High Plains.............18
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15 Happy Hour - Bavarian Grill
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2011 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
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John Hamilton, President
Did you know
region is one
of the most active of
all the Porsche Club
regions? Well, it’s true
and was mentioned
several times at the National
Porsche Parade this summer. Our
recent and upcoming events prove
that we continue to be that way.
As I write this, about 23 Maverick
cars have just returned from
Boxstoberfest in Fredericksburg,
while several more are caravaning
out to Porsche Escape in Flagstaff,
Arizona. Meanwhile, our Autocross
and Time Trials were going on at
Mineral Wells for those of you who
preferred to stay more local. Plus
our fall DE’s are starting and it’s
about to get a little cooler out!
Of course, as a Porsche enthusiast
you’ve probably been hearing about
the upcoming 7th edition of the
Porsche 911 Carrera (code named
991). It made its world-wide debut
on September 14th at the Frankfurt
Auto Show to much acclaim!
Its U.S. debut will be at the
Rennsport Reunion IV at
Mazda Raceway Laguna
Seca October 14-16, 2011.
The first U.S. deliveries of
the car to customers will
be on February 4th, 2012.
The new Porsche 911 is
quite the car. I encourage
you to visit Porsche.com/
usa to find out all about it.
How about some more great
news? Our region has now
grown past 2,000 members!
Nationally, the Porsche Club
of North America is now well
over 104,000 members (an
all-time high), and continues
to be the largest singlemarque
club in the world.
What events are
1. Please turn back
to page 1 and look
at our calendars and
references to ads in each
issue of Slipstream
2. Please visit our
website mav.pca.org and
check out the upcoming
events at the bottom
of the homepage.
3. I’ve started
sending out a Calendar
preview email at the
end of each month
so you’ll know about upcoming
events since the following month’s
Slipstream hasn’t arrived yet.
Please, If you’re not getting
my email, but would like to,
please send the email addresses
for you and/or your associate
member to president@mavpca.
org. I’ll edit the list and keep
your email addresses up to date.
Thanks for all your suggestions
and participation. We’re looking at
updating our website as well, and
have had two or three members
with those skills already volunteer
to help us. We’ve each got our
talents and likes, so please feel free
to jump in where you can assist.
Mav of the Month
Each month we look for the volunteer
or volunteers who stand out in how
they’ve contributed to the club.
Sometimes because they’re so efficient
and effective, we overlook the ones
who have contributed continuously
year after year. Such is the case
this month when we discovered our
faux-pas by not recognizing the
ongoing contributions by Bill Miller,
who is the Cochair for the Club Race
that we host each year. Bill runs
meetings, coordinates with National,
gathers the workers, adjusts the
schedule and makes sure everything
runs smoothly. And does so quietly
without any hiccups. So Bill, we
finally figured it out - you’re Mr.
Steady whom we can always count
on. So receive your just rewards:
Mav of the Month and a gift card to
the Silver Fox. Enjoy your dinner!
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
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
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
& Mike Lockas
Membership Lisa Steele
Past President James Shoffit
Public Relations Andrea Bell
Advertising Pat Friend
Event Ad Design Christy Payne
Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears
Printing Fran Ussery
Staff Wendy Shoffit, Matt Platts,
Andy Mears, Amanda Bradley
Zone 5 Rep.
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
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!
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.
Richard Bradley, Managing Editor
Can you believe it’s already October?
With less then 90 shopping days left
before Christmas, we’re in full swing
with no less then ten Club events in this
month alone. How fun is that?!!
I want to take a moment and tell you that if
you aren’t already involved in one or more
aspects of the Maverick Region, you’re missing out. Over
the summer, as well as this last month, I’ve had more fun
with my daughter, Amanda. At first it was working on Slipstream
together, but lately it’s become more intense. You
see, she caught the itch that so many of us have in driving
our cars. She has found out how fun it really is when you
are at full throttle running against the clock. Have a look at
the cover, can’t you see the excitement? If any of you have
a spouse, children or other family members watching from
the side line, get them behind the wheel and experience
the thrill and the fun of building your relationship. I look
forward to each and every time Amanda comes home from
school so we can have another triple D weekend... Daddy,
Daughter and Driving! It truly is a blast so before the year is
over, sign up and share the excitement.
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It’s Easy to Play:
Play here for Fun and Education and find the
Play for Prizes on the Web at http://mavpca.org
Answers and Winners to be posted at the end of
Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this and the
Web Trivia together!
Congratulations to our August Web Winner
Mark Hanna for getting all 5 correct!
Both Cyril Reif and Bob Bowland
also got them all correct.
The Winner was chosen
by a random drawing.
Mark will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to
1. Who was Ferdinand Porsche’s chauffeur?
a. Kurt Pohl b. Stefan Wanahous c. Josef Goldinger
d. Karl Kausch
2. What device was used to determine the amount of gasoline in the
a. the oil dipstick b. dipstick attached to the gas cap
c. fuel gauge in the gas cap d. wooden dipstick
VW/Porsche History known item.
3. Who was the OE manufacturer of the carburetors on the first
a. Weber b. Zenith c. Bosch d. Solex
Porsche History known item.
4. In Jan 2011, Porsche brought out the new King Carrera, the
Carrera GTS. Its HP was up significantly and delivered
________ HP per liter which is outstanding for a factory
warranted normally aspirated engine.
a. 101 b. 103 c. 105 d. 107
Jan, 2011 Panorama, p. 10
5. This same Carrera GTS comes standard with the “Powerkit”
power tuning package which is a _________ option on a regular
a. $12,850 b. $14,600 c. $16,900 d. $18,350 e. $19,900
Jan, 2011 Panorama, p. 10
Answers: 1) c 2) d 3) d 4) d 5) c
Madhu Rao, Secretary
would like to thank Lisa Steele for her
willingness to record the minutes from
this meeting on my behalf.
John Hamilton started off the meeting
with the statement, “I hope this meeting is
efficient and not lengthy.” Everyone in the
room looked happy to keep their reports
quick and to the point.
Madhu Rao was unable to attend the meeting but John
happily reported information on Madhu’s behalf. Madhu
thanked everyone in the region (that is you!) for your
great response to the Maverick Region survey. Our region
generated☺190 completed surveys for a 16% response rate.
Great job! For more information check the September
edition of Slipstream for an article which presented a
synopsis of the survey.
Additionally, Madhu presented an update regarding
the 2012 Maverick Region elections. He thanked the
nominating committee for their help with the election as
they have produced a full ballot for the Executive Council
offices now. The ballot will be printed in the October issue
of Slipstream. Those interested in voting may do so via mail
and/or in person at the Founders’ Day event on November
12, when the results will be announced. Madhu also shared
a concept idea of posting the ballot on the Maverick Region
website. He is looking into the feasibility of doing this.
Robyn Howard confirmed to everyone that there will be a
Swap Meet on Oct.1st at Zims. She also reminded everyone
of the Time Trial and Autocross for the upcoming weekend.
Jim Falgout reported that $14,000 still needs to be paid by
advertisers. We have a current club balance of $38,000.
Richard Bradley announced that Slipstream is going very
well and he still has several Parade articles to publish in the
Chris Christensen informed the group that all insurance is
covered. He also reminded the group that the next Happy
Hour will be at Trinity Hall Pub which is always a great
location for Mavericks to get together.
Carey Spreen announced that there will be a Tour/ Photo
Rally to San Martino Winery on Oct. 23. Carey also brought
a few samples of older Slipstreams and would like for them
to be on display at this Founder’s Day to show how far our
club has come over the past 50 years.
Ed Mullenix is still working on possibly confirming a Tech
Session for October. He plans on talking with Nerces at
Autoscope to set up a Dyno Day for October 22.
Brendan Eagan has been busy contacting the local
dealerships to help promote and encourage people to join
PCA. Park Place, Boardwalk, and Autobahn all agreed to
put a Slipstream, Panorama, and our local brochure in every
right seat of new and used Porsches that go out the door.
Way to go Brendan! Are you trying to tell Lisa Steele that
you want the Membership Chair position?
Mike Brodigan noted that he had a meeting with the
DE committee. The focus of the meeting was to decrease
expenses. One idea that came out of the meeting was a
special one day DE/TT event. This one-day event will run
two events, a DE in the first half and a Time Trial in the
second half. This exciting event is scheduled for May 2,
and the event has a special name, The Texas 2-Step! More
John Harvey was excited to announce that he would be
leaving Friday for Boxtoberfest in Fredericksburg. He sure
was excited that we will have 23 couples from the Maverick
Region attending this year. The event has an all time high of
111 cars this year. John also reported that on September 25,
the Sunday Drive group will drive to Cresson and visit the
track, Motorsport Ranch, to get a little introduction to DE.
Denny Payne reported that for the first time ever we
submitted our local Web Page at Parade. He was pleased
to announce that we received high marks from two judges
with some really good feedback that Denny plans on
incorporating. Denny is also looking for people to help
redesign the website.
Christy Payne did not have much to report. She reminded
the group that this year’s Founder’s Day will be on November
12, at the Hilton in Southlake.
Lisa Steele was very excited to report that we have
exceeded the 2,000 mark for membership. We currently
have 2,012 members in our wonderful club. She was elated
to share that the number of non-renewals is decreasing each
month. WooHoo! Way to go Membership Team!!
Linda Bambina is working hard with the 50th Anniversary
events and activities. She is starting to write Articles
containing special events, activities, or quotes from
Mavericks. She will be contacting people via email so
make sure you respond with all of your special memories of
the Maverick Region Porsche Club.
Wendy Shoffit announced that she has about 30 directories
available. She also noted that our local Club Race registration
will open this weekend. Wendy has also been busy getting
ideas from other editors of other regions. She shared with
September 7, 2011
the group a printed postcard from one Region, which listed
several upcoming events. Another region has a Wounded
Warriors Project which helps people injured in war. These
individuals are invited out to various events. She posed the
question: “Are there additional charities we should look at
in addition to Hope Shelter?”
Barbara and Tom Minnella were present and had nothing
to report. However, you will see Tom’s name on this year’s
Officer Ballot as he will be running for Vice President.
Look for the Ballot soon with these names: President – John
Hamilton, Vice President – Tom Minnella, Treasurer – Jim
Falgout, Secretary – Madhu Rao.
Travis Howard noted that 11 people were currently signed
up for the upcoming Time Trial and 14 cars were registered
for the Autocross.
John Hamilton ended the very efficient meeting with
announcing that Bill Miller has been chosen as this month’s
Mav of the Month. Congratulations, Bill!
Meeting adjourned at 8:11 pm.
Too Fast, Too Furious
By Amanda Bradley
It’s that time of year
again - Time Trial
and Autocross are
back. The Mavs met
on September 10th and
11th in Mineral Wells
to kick off the second
half of the season. It started with a
bang – literally! There was even a
track puppy, Femke, and a track bird,
Birdy, or “Chicken” as we called it.
It was my second time to attend a
Time Trial. I felt a lot more confident
this time – especially in driving a
stick. I started out with a slower
time, but quickly knocked off eight
seconds or more with the help of Ray
Kelly, our Region’s number one male
driver, instructing me. The track was
slightly different than last time, just
enough to make it more interesting.
And the best part, my dad, Richard
Bradley, was participating as well. My
inner-competitive nature came out,
but he still beat me, just barely! It is
so nice to be able to share such a fun
weekend experience with my dad.
It was a little difficult having to share
the Boxster all day, (all the more reason
to get my own, right?), but it got
especially hard when my last run came
around. I was finally going to drive on
my own. My dad had just finished his
last run of the day and had spun out
several times (way to go daddy-o!).
As I pulled up to the starting line,
everyone came running towards me
telling me not to go anywhere. My
back tire was corded. I tried to look
on the bright side by telling myself I
drove so fast I burnt through my tires.
The same day, Robyn Howard drove
so fast she cracked her top driver
numbers. Deane Yamada drove so fast
in his beautiful Chevy Corvette that he
broke his front rotor. To follow that,
Michael Pelletier over heated and had
to be pushed back to the tarmac. But
Photos by Richard Bradley
Jeff and his P-Hen.
Michael being pushed in after over heating.
you know what they say, “You got to
risk it to get the biscuit!” We were
all pushing the limits, and most of us
were very happy with our outcomes.
Time Trial #5 Results
Class Name Car Best
3 Travis Howard Yellow 914 84.613
3 Robyn Howard Red 87 924S 87.023
4 Tom Leavitt Tan 944 86.141
5 Tannia Dobbins Red 98 Boxster 84.177
5 Joel Nannis Yellow 911 S 85.610
6 Ray Kelley Red 85 Carrera 78.100
6 Michael Pelletier Silver Boxster 78.249
6 Richard Bradley Grey Boxster S 89.586
6 Amanda Bradley Grey Boxster S 93.866
7 Ray Nannis Blue 99 911 85.876
8 Al Silva Green 01 Carrera 82.593
8 Pat Silva Green 01 Carrera 83.911
9 Jeff Hermann White 911 79.679
10 Richard Diller Red 72 911S 83.172
Autocross #6 Results
Class Name Car Best
3 Travis Howard Yellow 914 95.371
3 Ed Mayo Silver 914 'Killer' 98.597
3 Robyn Howard Red 87 924S 99.301
5 Carey Spreen Red 911 SC 92.019
5 Joel Nannis Yellow 911 S 95.669
5 Avery Murphy Yellow 914-6 98.172
5 Tannia Dobbins Red 98 Boxster 99.907
5 Amanda Bradley Red 98 Boxster 105.950
6 Ray Kelley Red 85 Carrera 93.119
7 Ray Nannis Blue 99 911 102.459
8 Al Silva Green 01 Carrera 97.032
8 Pat Silva Green 01 Carrera 101.653
9 Jeff Hermann White 911 96.657
10 Richard Diller Red 72 911S 105.117
That evening we went to dinner at the
Mesquite Pit with Tannia Dobbins, Jeff
Herrmann, Travis and Robyn Howard,
Al and Pat Silva, and Joel Nannis. We
enjoyed drinks, barbeque, fried food –
even fried bacon! It was a nice time.
The next morning started off bright
and early again. Tannia Dobbins was
nice enough to let me drive her Spec
Boxster in the Autocross since my
tire was still ruined. It was a little
bit of a change having to shift with a
lightweight flywheel. Who knew such
a little change could make such a big
difference? However, I still was able
to get my times down and had my
fastest time, a 105, in the afternoon
run. It may not have been a great
time in comparison to others, but it
was enough to please me. I’m sure I
could have done better in my own car,
but there is always next time. At the
end of the day, Ray Nannis, corded
his tires as well. I guess we were all
driving too fast and too furious, but
hey, sometimes you got to drive it like
you stole it. It is more fun that way.
The Autocross event had a lot more
drivers than the Time Trial, as well
as several attendees driving Nissans,
Mazdas, and Infinitis. It was nice to
see other people enjoying the Maverick
events as much as we do. At the
end of the day, we all had a great time.
The weather was not too bad, and
although we were exhausted, it was
well worth it and a great experience.
Oh, and Travis, don’t forget you have
two cases of water left for the next
“You got to risk it
to get the biscuit!”
Is PCA a Car Club?
Article and Photos by Charlie Davis
Why do we attend
Is it because of
the cars or the people? The
short answer is, of course,
“Yes.” The longer answer is,
“We are attracted to people
who love Porsche cars,” but it’s more
complex than that. That complexity is
the reason for this article...read on.
Years ago, a wise MR member coined
the slogan, “It’s not just the cars, it’s
the people,” and this has become the
PCA motto. Those of us who attend
Parade yearly go for the people. We
have made friends who are almost
extended family members. We only get
to see most of them once a year. And
each year, we make new friends. Sure,
we like the cars, but the real reason
we go back each year is our friends.
At Savannah, I learned that one of
my old friends had passed away.
I first met Gary Johnson at the Portland
Parade in 2006. There was a row of
folding chairs and he was sitting in one
of them, in the shade surrounding the
Concours d’Elegance. I struck up a
conversation because Gary had the most
interesting face I had ever seen! It was
mid-day and many people were getting
in line for lunch. I was taking pictures
with fewer bodies in the way. Gary
didn’t have a lunch ticket. Hmmm... I
asked why? He said he was the truck
driver for Skip Shirley and hadn’t been
provided with a lunch ticket. Knowing
Skip, I knew it was an oversight and
I offered to go talk with Skip, but
Gary declined my offer...something
about not wanting to be a bother? I sat
down and made a new friend. Took a
few pictures of his amazing face and
learned that he was very poor. Gary
had a tough life and his face showed it.
I loved one of those pictures of Gary
and sent him a copy of it. I saw Gary
again at the San Diego Parade in 2007
and we went to lunch together. He
hadn’t gotten the picture I sent! I got
his address again and sent him another
one. I never found out if he got it? He
said he wanted to give it to his kids...
This year, I asked Skip about Gary
and he told me that Gary had died of
a heart attack. Sad, but I was pleased
to have had this friend, even for just
a brief time. Skip’s obituary for Gary
was short: “He had a good heart!”
Skip told me a story this year about
Gary: When he was 17, he was in a
bad car accident and his left eye was
left dangling. The doctors put it back,
but it was a bit lower than it should be.
I guess that contributed to the “look”
that I found so intriguing? Without
Parades, I would never have met Gary
or seen/photographed his fantastic face.
This year, I was on the Photography
Team. One of my fellow
photographers on the Team is now
my best friend in PCA! We’ve been
using e-mails, Facebook, and the
phone to extend our friendship.
Jean-Francois Bulycz (Americans
can’t pronounce his last name...he
says “bullets” is close enough) has
some amazing stories! He’s a 35-year
PCA member, but this was his 1st
Parade! During that time, he also
was a member of the Porsche Clubs
in Hong Kong, England, France, and
Germany. He explained that his jobs
took him to much of the world and he
was never able to get active with PCA...
but he always kept his membership.
He lives in Old Greenwich, CT and
is a member of CVR. He is now an
active CVR member...helps Prescott
Kelly with events and takes pictures
for their newsletter. He’s an old man
at 76, but doesn’t look it. He runs and
cycles and he’s small and wiry like a
runner/cyclist. He shaves his head, but
he showed me a picture with hair...he
looks better with a shaven head. [grin]
So, how did this Frenchman get to
the USA? He graduated from Adelphi
University in 1958 and was anxious
to make some $$$, but he received a
nice letter from the French government
with a one way ticket to Algeria’s
killing fields (you youngsters can
Google this and learn some history). He
discovered that the USA and France had
a reciprocity agreement that allowed
him to serve in the US Armed Forces
Gary Johnson of San Diego, a man with a good heart.
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obligation. The US Marines were glad
to have him...his fellow Marines could
not pronounce his last name, so they
gave him his nickname: “Bullets.” That
seems an appropriate name! Best of
all, he managed to stay out of Vietnam,
in spite of being fluent in French.
Bonus: He got his US citizenship!
His 1st Porsche was a 1970 911S
Targa. He sold it years ago, but has
recently located the current owner
and plans to go see it this summer...
he is thinking about making the guy
an offer? He has decided that his old
1970 911S was/is his first love. His
current Porsche is a 2008 C4S Cab.
He’s gotten the racing bug and is
thinking about getting a race car, so
that may dictate what his next car is.
He didn’t bring his car to Savannah,
so we gave him a few rides. We went
to dinner on an off night. He bought
the bottle of wine (I owe him now).
Now to the important stuff: He has
Nikon gear. I have difficulty liking
people with Canon kits! [joke]
Jean-Francois LOVED his 1st
Parade! He is planning to attend the
2012 Parade in Salt Lake City. I told
him about all you guys in Maverick
Region...said you were friendly,
active, and some of you were crazy
(you know if I’m describing YOU).
If you attend Parade next year (and
you should!), I’ll introduce you to
my new best friend, Jean-Francois.
Heck, he could be one of our many
Honorary Maverick Region members?
You new members really should try
a Parade. The People are outstanding!
And there are some nice cars too...
Footnote: After I had completed this
article, I got an e-mail from Jean-
Francois...he was in the Emergency
room! He went out for his normal
25 mile bike ride on back-country
roads...he says it was a beautiful
morning. About 6.5 miles into his
ride a truck pulling a trailer had to
stay right to avoid oncoming traffic
and hit Jean-Francois. He doesn’t
Jean-Francois “Bullets” Bulycz
remember the hit, just the driver telling
him he was sorry. So far, he seems to
have “dodged the bulycz”...nothing
broken; brain and spine intact. I asked
him how he felt and he answered:
“Sore like when you get hit
by a truck or spent the night
in a food processor!”
I’m just thankful I didn’t lose another
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Driving the Tail of the Dragon
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Jean and Dave Frick ready to run the
Tail of the Dragon!
When we first decided to
attend the 2011 Porsche
Parade in Savannah, we
looked at an AAA map to see the
best way to get there. A straight
shot on I-20 would mean two long
days or three easy days. As we did
reviews of the map a few other ideas
began to form. We had relatives in
Nashville, TN, we had not seen in a
few years and this would be a nice
time to visit. From Nashville, the route
became a little more interesting.
Looking at a Mad Map of the area,
BINGO... The Tail of the Dragon
seemed to jump off the page. We
had heard about it and wondered
if we would ever get a chance to
drive it. Now was our chance.
Further review of the Mad Map, plus
searches on the Internet, resulted
in our scheduling a week for our
trip to Parade. After Nashville, a
stop in Knoxville, TN and a stop in
Dillsboro, NC, would give us some
time to enjoy the Cayman on roads
other than straight line interstates.
The first road of interest is named
the Devil’s Triangle located north of
Oak Ridge, TN. Considered a little
more challenging than the Dragon,
it wound its way up the side of a
mountain and down the other side.
Taking about two and a half hours for
the 44 mile drive, we arrived safely at
the other end. No problem with “road
boredom” here. Not only are the turns
and switchbacks a challenge, a coal
mine at the top had trucks lumbering
down. This must be a real thrill for
those drivers. No other Porsches or
motorcycles were encountered on
the triangle, which was a surprise.
After a night in Knoxville, we drove
to the top of the Dragon. We stopped
at a motel/restaurant for a breather
and to see if there was any news we
should be aware of. While talking to
the owner, two orange Porsches pulled
up. Lee and John out of the Chicago
Region had stopped to take a break.
The contrast of the Boxster and the
GT was striking and we wondered
which would have more fun. Talking
to them at Parade, they both had fun.
At least 20 or more motorcycles
drove by while we chatted. Since this
was a Thursday, we were curious as
to why they were not at work. We
later found about 80 cycles at the
bottom of the Dragon, so I guess this
is where they spend their vacation.
But I digress. We turned on the GoPro
camcorder I had mounted on the dash
and entered the Dragon. Ten point five
miles and 318 turns showed us why
the Dragon is considered one of the
best motorcycle drives in the country.
As we drove, I remembered
something an instructor kept telling
me during one of my early Drivers’
Ed classes. “Use the whole road - you
paid for it, so use it.” I wished many
times I could use the whole road, but
this is not practical on the Dragon.
Jean had a ball taking pictures with
her new VR lens. One highlight
was passing a cyclist during the
run. We were passed by a few, but
think we think we held our own.
At the bottom, we stopped at the
Deals Gap Motorcycle Rest Stop.
Lots of cycles, but only a few cars.
After a few pictures to record the
moment, we left for our stop that
night at Dillsboro, NC. To find
additional information about the
Dragon and other great roads in
Tennessee, go to tailofthedragon.com.
Now, next year’s Parade is in Salt
Lake City, UT. Hummm... if we drive a
little south of Denver, I think there are
some neat roads in Colorado. Have to
get a Mad Map of that area.
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to get out of town and hit the road!
And so, the journey begins……..
First up, get the car packed. Radar
detector- check! iTunes synchronized
with the classics- Stones, CCR, Three
Dog Night, Doobie Bros - check!
OK - so I’m an oldie, but goodie!
My Michelin Sport Cups, fresh brake
fluid bleeding, a spare tire in the back
seat of the 997, and a car jack. Oh,
and my helmet and car numbers.
OK, so August is a hot and
awful time of year in north
Texas. My water and electric
bill just hit all time highs! Worse
yet, there are no Maverick track or
driving events to look forward to.
Guess I will just have to wait until
September. But, as I peruse my
latest copy of Panorama, I began to
wonder about events in other states
that are within reasonable driving
distance from Dallas/Ft Worth, where
the temps might be a little more
bearable. And then I saw it- the PCA
Club Race and DE in Denver. Yes!
It would be fun to try that new track
that the Club Racers were raving about
last year- High Plains Raceway, just
east of Denver. So, I signed up online
for the Driver’s Ed, and was good to
go. Now, for route planning. Google
showed the same route that I took two
years ago for the Denver Parade- up
through the panhandle, Amarillo,
corner of New Mexico, Raton pass,
and I-25. Boring, but scenic once
you finally get out of Texas. So,
what could I do to enliven the trip?
I have always wanted to drive
an area of northern New Mexico
known as the “Enchanted Circle,”
considered one of the great driving
roads in North America. Hey, it’s
not too far out of my way. The
communities of Taos, Questa, Red
River, Eagle Nest, Angel Fire, and
Taos Ski Valley are challenging me
Amarillo by morning- just as
George Strait beckons on the
radio. Gotta stop for two things
I’ve got a full tank of gas, it’s not dark...
and I’m wearing sunglasses.
in Amarillo, besides gas- The Big
Texan Steakhouse, and the (weirdly)
infamous Cadillac Ranch. T-bones
and tailfins - only in Texas!
On to New Mexico. Next morning,
I jump off the Interstate, and take
back roads around the east side of
Sandia Peak instead of going through
The Enchanted Circle.
Albuquerque. I actually used my
in-car navigation here, and I was
surprised at how well the factory
system works. It guides me through
a small valley area just south of Santa
Fe into the small town of Madrid.
Where have I heard of this place?
Wild Hogs! I am transformed into
the set of the movie as I stop by
Maggies’ Diner. Yes, this is where
John Travolta and Tim Allen duke it
out with the notorious Del Fuegos
biker gang. Too bad the Diner is
now a touristy t-shirt shop, but
the town itself is a really cool art
and antiques shopping village. I
sat outside a local B&B sipping a
cappuccino and bought a copy of
the “Green Chile Bible,” after all,
hatch peppers will be here soon.
I actually skipped Santa Fe, even
though it is one of my favorite towns,
as I have been there numerous
times. I’m anxious to get to Taos
and start my “drive” around Wheeler
Peak. But first, I will be stopping at
Michael’s Kitchen Café and Bakery
in downtown Taos for real “New
Mex” food. It’s where we always ate
on our way up to the ski mountain
years ago. It’s still the best!
OK, now for the fun part- It’s 53
watch out for the Del Fuegos!
miles to Red River, I’ve got a full tank
of gas, it’s not dark... and I’m wearing
sunglasses. Hit it! Unfortunately, the
road north of Taos has been freshly
graveled, so it’s slow going for twelve
miles to avoid rock chips. But then,
the going gets good as I drive the
twisties into the mountain pines
on Route 38. Windows down, A/C
off, no more Doobie Brothers, this
is sheer nirvana. And I’m in a 911
with Sport Cup tires. Geez Louise!
Red River is a cool little mountain
town and good for a double pit
stop. A nice local person spots
my car and laments: “You’re
not from around here, are you?”
No, but I would like to be.
More mountain roads. Slow moving
traffic ahead, so I pull over and give
them a 10-minute head start. I’ll
catch them in five, but no hurry here,
this is the good stuff and I’m loving
every minute of it. The Audi station
wagon I pass thinks about keeping
up, but soon becomes lapped traffic.
Oooh, getting a little nippy as clouds
move in, better put on that jacket.
Alas, the mountain roads east of
Eagles Nest eventually give way
to flatlands, but I have gotten my
fix, for now at least. All I have
left to look forward to is two
track-filled days in Denver…….
is this a great country or what?
High Plains is one hour east of
Denver, next to a pasture filled
with Buffalo. What a great 2.5
mile track! Lots of topo and
similar to Laguna Seca, including
the corkscrew blind drop.
There are at least ten Mavericks
here, including a Texas flag proudly
flying over the Spec Boxsters and
other race cars. Awwww….the
smell of Cup cars in the morning.
I’ve decided it’s not just the cars or
the people, it’s the Enchanted Circle
and High Plains Raceway!
Cooling down between runs...
Cup Cars at High Plains.
Proudly flying the Texas flag!
By Cliff Blackshear
want to use this space to say farewell and,
“May the wind be always at your back”
to a great Maverick member/friend that
is moving away.
Colin Gradaige is moving away to North
Carolina soon. I will miss seeing Colin at the
Club Race events.
I would like to share some moments that stand out for me
when it comes to interacting with him.
About my 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of working as Chief Bottle
Washer/Tech Inspector/Technician for the Maverick Region
at the annual Mav sponsored club race I met Colin. The
scrutineer at the event decided he wanted to check all cars in
Colin’s class (F, I believe). Scrut decided we needed to pull
all fuel/ignition control units (DME micro-pressors) out and
open them up. Remove the chips inside and ensure software
map was legal.
So here I go; dive through a cage, work my way under
the driver’s seat, remove the fasteners holding the unit
down, disconnect the harness and hand it over to our
scrutineer. Then reinstall it after his check is done and send
the tired driver on his way after the wait. Most drivers are
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disinterested in doings, some agitated and almost all have
suffered through this check many times.
Car after car I perform this menial task. It became readily
apparent to me that these were some very experienced race
cars. Many had the DME unit barely held in place with one
fastener. Some even had the DME metal cover held in place
by plastic tie wraps as they had been opened multiple times.
We’re going to miss seeing # 21 on track.
Then this one 911 is next on my to-do list. It seems cleaner
than the rest. Yet had rubber tire marbles collected all over
it, much black tire fine mist all over it. It had seen much
competition and was ready for more combat. It looked super
well cared for. I dove through the cage and as I was starting
to look under the seat, I thought, “Man this floor is clean.”
When I looked under the seat it was absolutely spotless
under there. The DME was firmly anchored to the floor
and fasteners felt good when removed. Break away torque
As I came out of my crouched position and found myself
exclaiming, “Who is the driver/owner of this car?” A man
in a driver’s suit steps up and says, “That would be me!” I
looked at him and said, “This is the cleanest race car I’ve
ever seen!” “You should look at the engine!” he replies,
beaming with pride. We open the deck lid and it was spotless.
Spotless after a test and tune day and a day of qualifying.
Two days of track work and this car was absolutely as clean
as any I’ve seen after one session at the track.
Since that time I have had many interactions with Colin and
always thought, “What a great guy to have in our Region.”
At Hallett Club Race a couple years ago, Colin was having
a very good weekend. Things were going well. He was
showing good lap times and finishing well. I think it was
Sunday morning that I saw him talking to other drivers in
his class. He walks by and he starts talking about all things
occurring. At some point in the conversation he says, “Ya
know I never seem to pass anyone that is not having a
problem! Tires going off, down on power!” He then gives
me that wry smile and goes about his business of enjoying
We will all miss you Colin, be safe my friend...
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S. He said the car is a recession baby
and he is the third owner. Someone
was liquidating a collection. He saw it
on eBay and hit “Make Offer Now!”
Kevin said he’s wanted a Porsche
since he was about 12. He had the
poster of a mid 1980’s Gembella
Mirage 911 Turbo Cabriolet on
the wall in his room. He shared,
“At an early age, that car had me
answering life’s difficult questions
with, ‘Will that help or hurt’ my
quest for a kick-ass 911 Turbo?” He
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Kevin and his wife have been
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When asked about his family, he
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Happy Hour - Trinity Hall Pub
Article and photos by Monda Hanna
Irish, Irish, Irish, that was our theme as
our Maverick group descended through
Dallas traffic to Trinity Hall Pub at
Not only did our group enjoy, Irish stew,
bangers and mash, as well as shepherd’s pie,
Alan and Linda Bambina, had just returned
from Savannah, where Porsche Parade was held. They said
it was a wonderful time, visiting with friends old and new.
Mike and Judy Brodigan, shared their stories of their past
travels to Dublin Ireland. Mike and Alan even had Irish
shirts on from their travels, see Mike’s in the picture. We
had new members join us, Steve and Carol Locke, they have
a Porsche 997. A warm welcome to them and we hope to
see you again at one of our events. One of our Maverick
member, Bob Aines, has purchased a Black 964 and is
modifying it at his race shop in North Carolina. Bob hopes
to have it delivered soon.
To all members, new old and in between, if you have
hesitated to join one of our events, our Happy Hours are
the best place to stick your toe in the waters. We have
members representing all areas of our club from Autocross
and Time Trial, to Tours, DE events, Club Racing and even
opportunities to join in preparing some incredible events
for our 50th Anniversary. We will be celebrated it over the
entirety of 2012. Many of our Club Racers are prepping
their cars for the October 29 - 30th Club Race at Eagle’s
Events that have been in our newsletter lately that are for all
of us certified Porsche nuts, include the RennSport Reunion
IV held in Monterey, CA October 13 - 16 at Laguna Seca.
Mark and I will be attending for the first time along with
other Maverick members. I can’t wait! We have both been
busy working and racing with Corinthian Vintage Auto
Racing, so this should be fun.
Next month’s Happy Hour will be at Christina’s Mexican
Restaurant Thursday, October 20th at 6:30PM - 9PM 2707
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Linda Bambina and Mike Brodigan talking about Dublin.
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With the approach of cooler weather
we are all anxious to take our
Porsches out for a nice drive.
Hopefully this year we will actually have
some pleasant weather before winter. This
year’s spring was beautiful, both days of it!
If you’ve been driving your car all summer
and observing the recommended servicing, just check the
tire pressure and oil level (and coolant level for those that
have it), pack a blanket, a nice bottle of wine, the main
squeeze, and find a destination. If you haven’t driven your
Porsche for a while, I would encourage you to look at the
belts and investigate any unusual fluid spots on the garage
Porsche builds a wonderfully reliable car and when properly
serviced, failures that would leave one stranded on the side
of the road are rare indeed. I have my own personal list of
things to inspect or address before I head out on a road trip.
I have just added another item to the list!
With the introduction of the 964 in 1990 and 993 in 1995,
Porsche changed the shift linkage for the G50 transmission.
The new linkage made a world of difference in the ease of
gear changing. As part of the linkage, a shift lever stabilizing
rod with a nylon ball socket on either end attaches to a ball on
the bottom of the shift lever
and on a bracket mounted
forward in the tunnel.
This past week, I have
replaced the stabilizing rod
on three cars. As the nylon
ages, it becomes brittle
and less resilient. The rod
is mounted directly to the
bottom of the linkage so if a ball socket fails (see attached
photo) the rod falls to the bottom of the tunnel and changing
gears is no longer possible. The transmission will be in
whatever gear was last selected. The shift lever has the feel
of a spoon stirring soup. This failure is one of those that
absolutely will leave you stranded.
Accessing the stabilizing rod requires removing the tunnel
closing panel (on the very bottom of the car and has 30
10mm bolts). Replacing the rod takes less than an hour and
the rod itself (it comes in two parts) costs around $230.
There is not a recommended replacement interval for the
rod, but compared to the expense of a having to call a tow
truck and the inconvenience factor (envision this happening
on some winding road in Arkansas on a Saturday night) the
replacement of the rod every ten years or so would seem a
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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 email@example.com (1)
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 (1)
For Sale: 2008 Carrera, blk/blk, sunroof, 14,500mi, Excellent condition,
$53,500. Contact Phil at 817-925-1470 or firstname.lastname@example.org (1)
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 email@example.com (2)
For Sale: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, Guards Red/Black 911
Carrera Coupe w/sunroof and G50 transmission. 110,500 miles. All original minus
the stereo and tires. A factory whale tail has been added by a previous owner and
the factory deck lid comes with the car. I have a 3-ring binder with the service
history detailed by month and year. I’m the 4th owner and the 3rd owner owned
the car from 1995-2011. The car has had paint work done on the driver’s side as
the result of being keyed. To my knowledge, the car has never been in an accident
and has a clean car fax. The odometer/speedometer stopped working twice during
the life of the car and both times it was removed by the Porsche dealer and sent for
factory repair. This caused a mileage note on carfax, but the mileage is accurate
per the history of the car, inspections, dealer services and the title statement by the
previous owner. Receipts for the service are in the file. The car has just undergone
an extensive cosmetic freshening and is in great mechanical condition. The engine
doesn’t leak a drop of oil and the recent updates are listed below. $20,500
Chris- 214-354-9220 (2)
For Sale: 1978 Porsche 928 Euro, Cockney Brown, Black leather / Tan
cloth insert interior, No Sunroof (rare) & No side “Rub strips” (rare), 5 speed
manual Transmission, S wheels & original phone dials, Current odometer reading
is 14,883 miles ( Estimated 65,883 miles ), Immaculately maintained, Headlight
“Dip” Switch (currently disabled), 2008 Dallas Autorama Outstanding in Class
Award, $9,500 or trade for TDI Mike 972-786-3978 cell. (3)
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For Sale: 2003 Carrera 4S, Only 34k miles. Beautiful Seal Gray Metallic
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