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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

Tech Corner.................................................26

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Time Trial - MSR..........................................3

Time Trial/Autocross Weekend.....................3

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

Sunday Dive - Tour/Rally Combo.................5

Club Race - EC.............................................7

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

“Enchanting” Drive to High Plains.............18

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

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

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

Volume 49 October 2011, Issue 10

Go Online for Latest Updates on Events

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October

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

Day October

1 Swap Meet/Concours

5 Board Meeting

8 Time Trial #6 - MW

9 Autocross #7 - MW

11 Lewisville Lunch

20 Happy Hour - Christina’s

23 Time Trial #7 - MSR

23 Sunday Drive/Rally

27 Southlake Lunch

29-30 Club Race & Driver Ed - EC

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

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

1

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

8 Lewisville Lunch

12 Founders’ Day Celebration

17 Happy Hour - Blue Mesa

19-20 Drivers’ Education - MSR

24 Southlake Lunch

Day January

4 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

19 Happy Hour - TBD

26 Southlake Lunch

Cover Photo

Amanda getting

excited for TT

By

Richard Bradley

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kenneth A. Chandler

(318) 222-4400

bad968@bellsouth.net

CIMARRON

John Shafer

(918) 828-2802

jlshafer@easytelmail.com

COASTAL BEND

Russell Adams

(956) 592-3468

radams@rgv.rr.com

HILL COUNTRY

Lenny Zwik

lzwik@austin.rr.com

2011 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents

LONE STAR

Lynn Friedman

bromilia@hal-pc.org

LONGHORN

Jack Merrell

(830) 303-3640

president@longhornpca.org

MARDI GRAS

Richard Martin

(504) 861-4175

rmmjr@cox.net

MAVERICK

John Hamlton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

OZARK

Chuck Weeks

(501) 580-4347

clwweks@mac.com

WAR BONNET

Louis Lackey

louis.lackey@

anheuser-busch.com

WHISKEY BAY

Mike Hamza

mhamza1@bellsouth.net

ZONE 5 REP

James Shoffit

C - 972-786-6246

james@shoffit.com

October 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

Did you know

that our

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

upcoming?

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

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October 3


President

John Hamilton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

John enjoys DE’s, Happy Hours, Porsche

Parade and other social events. He and

wife Chris have owned Porsches since

1996 and joined the Club in 2002. John’s

Grandfather in New Jersey owned a 1960

356B Coupe and later a 1965 356SC Cab

so that’s how it got in his blood.

POSITION Milton, James CHAIRPERSON

AX Chair Tannia Dobbins

Lewisville Milton, James

TT Chair Travis Howard

AX/TT Lewisville Registrar Michael

Pelletier

AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis

AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

AX/TT Tech Insp Jeff Herrmann

AX/TT Timing Darron Shaffer

AX/TT Workers Mike Lockas

Club Race Co-Chair Joel Nannis

Club Race Co-Chair Bill Miller

Club Race Ads/PR Lori Mauthe

Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit

Concours Jack Griffin

DE Chair Mike Brodigan

DE Chief Dvg Instr. John Sandusky

DE Equip. Mang. Luke Edson

DE Registrar Joel Nannis

DE Safety Bob Benson

Email List Modr. Bob Benson

Goodie Store Pat Friend

Happy Hours Chris

& Mentors Christensen

Monda Hanna

& Mike Lockas

Membership Lisa Steele

Past President James Shoffit

Public Relations Andrea Bell

Rallies

Carey Spreen

Slipstream

Advertising Pat Friend

Editor Richard

Bradley

Event Ad Design Christy Payne

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery

Staff Wendy Shoffit, Matt Platts,

Andy Mears, Amanda Bradley

Tannia Dobbins

Socials

Sponsorship

Sunday Drives

Swap Meets

Tech Sessions

Trivia Chair

Web Site

Zone 5 Rep.

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Christy Payne

Keith Olcha

John Harvey

Robyn Howard

Ed Mullenix

Jerry DeFeo

Denny Payne

James Shoffit

Vice President

Chris Christensen

C-817-917-6725

vp@mavpca.org

Chris has been a Maverick for over ten

years and owned a 2000 Boxster S. He

recently sold it with tears in his eyes…

Welcome, dream car; a 2010 Carrera

Cab. Now that the tears have dried up,

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

the fun in our events with many Mav’s

throughout 2011.

Andrea Bell

H-817-270-4132

pr@mavpca.org

Bob Benson

H-817-457-8833

bbenson1@airmail.net

Richard Bradley

C-214-763-5338

editor@mavpca.org

Frank Briggs

concours@mavpca.org

Mike Brodigan

C-817-233-0068

de@mavpca.org

Chris 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

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.

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

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August 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 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

early Volkswagens?

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

production 911’s?

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

Carrera S.

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

October 7


Maverick Minutes

Madhu Rao, Secretary

I

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

upcoming months.

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

to come...

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

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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.

October 9


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

Time

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

Time

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

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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

event!

“You got to risk it

to get the biscuit!”

October 11


Is PCA a Car Club?

Article and Photos by Charlie Davis

Why do we attend

PCA events?

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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and it would fulfill his French military

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...

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Driving the Tail of the Dragon

By Jean and Dave Frick

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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October 17


“Enchanting” Drive to High Plains

Article and Photos by Bob Kuykendall

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.

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Early departure.

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

Michaels Kitchen,

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!

October 19


Cliff’s Ramblings

By Cliff Blackshear

I

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

seemed correct.

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

the event.

We will all miss you Colin, be safe my friend...

Cliff

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October 21


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I

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representing State

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my agency because they know that I

am honest with them, treat them with

respect, dignity, tell them and show

them that I appreciate them and their

business. State Farm is a company that

represents value, the best policy in the

industry, stands behind their product

and pays what they owe. That is why

they stay with State Farm. I have been

a member of the 356 Registry and PAC

for at least ten years. When I moved my

agency from the Dallas area to Frisco

in july 2006, a phone call was made to

the editor at that time requesting a wish

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years later when Jan became editor, my

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membership with the Chamber of

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year. I support the Chamber and their

activities by participating with their

various programs. Currently my

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For the past three years I have

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Member Spotlight: Kevin Bond

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This month’s

new member

spotlight is on

Kevin Bond. Kevin

is the proud owner of

a 2003 996 X50 also

known as a 911 Turbo

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

added, “I mean, I love all Porsche’s

pretty much, but I need the power

that turbo puts out - I am a torque

junkie!” (Sounds like a few other

Maverick members I know!)

Kevin and his wife have been

married about 15 months now.

When asked about his family, he

responded, “It has eight paws and

four tires.” He has been in the DFW

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He is just moving back again as

he was in the northeast for work.

Kevin said he

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include anything

mechanical

- Porsche or

otherwise. He

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outside. He

added, “I run,

cycle, hike and

camp regularly. I plan to drive Rocky

Mountain National Park later this

summer and stop by some “Cars and

Coffee” events in California, too.”

Please look for Kevin and his wife at

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October 23


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

Mockingbird Station.

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

Canyon.

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

Southlake Blvd, Southlake Texas 817-488-2095,

See you there!

Linda Bambina and Mike Brodigan talking about Dublin.

Bob Aines and Mark Hanna discussing Bob’s black 964.

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October 25


Tech Corner

Article and photo by Ed Mullenix

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

floor.

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

bargain.

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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

October 29


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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.

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

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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

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

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New Wheels

Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

Andras, Chris (Kelly)

Frisco, TX 75035

2008 911

Lacy, Charlie

Aubrey, TX 76227

1991 911

Richardson, Wesley (Joseph)

Plano, TX 75023

2009 911

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

Conner, Daryl

Fort Worth, TX 76102

2007 Cayman

Lindner, David

Allen, TX 75013

2004 Boxster S

Robinson, Mike (Carole)

Fort Worth, TX 76109

2007 Boxster S

Members ~ 1,203

Affiliate Members ~ 809

Total Membership ~ 2,012

Efune, Maurice

Dallas, TX 75252

2009 Cayman

Nguyen, Nhan (Joseph Truong)

Dallas, TX 75219

2007 Cayman

Westberry, Dave (Carolyn)

Dallas, TX 75230

2009 911 Carrera

Fitzau, Bernd (Valerie)

Mc Kinney, TX 75071

2009 997 TT

Nowlin, Ryan (Diana)

Grapevine, TX 76051

2007 911 Turbo

Gibbs, Brent

Southlake, TX 76092

2003 911

Goodpasture, Sean (Amy)

Frisco, TX 75035

1984 930

Kutner, Bill

Fort Worth, TX 76179

1976 911

Pulver, Ross (Karen)

Dallas, TX 75204

1969 911S

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a unique experience.

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Anniversaries

Curtin, David J.

Sandusky, John C.

Leavitt, Tom

Reeves, Richard W.

25 Years

20 Years

Dallas

Aledo

Plano

Fort Worth

Bowen, Jim

Gauthier, Richard

Georgas, Bill

Jackson, William

Middleton, William R.

Miller, Andy

Rzechula, Joseph Mario

10 Years

Frisco

Bedford

Allen

Dallas

Arlington

Grapevine

Tyler

Dysert, Peter A.

Shanks, John L.

15 Years

Dallas

Dallas

Brock, Lane

Crouch, William L.

Rowe, Fred

Vicars, David A

5 Years

Wichita Falls

Tyler

Dallas

Plano

October 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: 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 (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 mackbailey@aol.com (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 colin.graidage@live.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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Autocrossnumbers.com (972) 670-2483 Page 29

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 18

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

Boss Garage (214) 735-9025 Page 11

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 28

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 22

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 15

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 9

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

Dallas Karting Complex (903) 527-5278 Page 14

Falgout, Ray & Associates, PLLC (972) 669-2370 Page 25

Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 25

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

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sold

For Sale: 2003 Carrera 4S, Only 34k miles. Beautiful Seal Gray Metallic

over Black Leather (optional supple, full leather) with Porsche crest in headrests

and heated front seats. Optional carbon interior package with Bose sound system.

Optional 3-spoke Carbon/Leather steering wheel. A very fine example with

clean CARFAX, this C4S has never been tracked or abused and always garaged.

$39,900. For more information, call Mark at 214.850.9696. (3)

For Sale: 1999 Boxster, Artic Silver/black, 5-speed, am/fm/cd, only 40,000

miles, runs & looks great except for minor damage to left front fender, $12,500

contact Rick Stein @ 817-888-2153, rlsteincpa@yahoo.com. (3)

For advertising rates and information contact

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Mean Green Travel (940) 565-8111 Page 20

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 231-5356 Page 23

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 27

911 Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 30

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 6

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 26

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 26

Speed Shield (817) 999-5925 Page 21

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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