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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
Drivers’ Education - MSR............................3
Sunday Drive to MSR..................................5
Club Race - EC............................................7
Rennsport Reunion IV...............................19
Happy Hour at Trinity Hall Irish Pub.........24
Past Event Recaps
Parade TSD Rally.......................................10
Parade 2011 Awards and More...................16
Happy Hour at Mac’s Grill.........................24
To Savannah & Back - Parade 2011...........26
Who Are We?.............................................12
The Cover That Never Was.........................20
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25 Sunday Drive - Intro to DE
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12 Founders’ Day
17 Happy Hour - Blue Mesa
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It’s September and the heat... is not
quite as hot!
PLEASE READ: In this issue are the
results and feedback from our Maverick
Region survey. Madhu, our club secretary,
did a fabulous job of creating,
implementing and reporting the survey.
Speaking of results, we had some terrific performances
at August’s Porsche Parade in Savannah:
Concours d’Elegance - Ed Mayo 2nd Place, Performance
Group, Division SMI - Street Modified Division, Full
TSD Rally - Fran and Carl Ussery 1st Place, Unequipped
(69 total competitors!) Myra and Jerry Sutton 7th Place,
Autocross - Travis Howard - 1st (by a half second) in the
986 Boxster class against seven other competitors. Robyn
Howard - 1st (by 2.2 seconds) in the 986 Boxster class
against two other competitors. Fran Ussery - 2nd in the 986
Boxster S class against three other competitors. Jerry Sutton
was 4th out of five in the Cayenne class. Myra Sutton
was 2nd out of three in the Cayenne class. Ed Mayo (on
400 treadwear street tires on his concours car) got 3rd out
of three - the other car in his class was a two-driver 914-6.
James Shoffit - 1st (by .5 seconds) in
the I04 class (5th fastest time overall)
- fastest run was his first :) Wendy
Shoffit - 1st (by 4.2 seconds) in the
I04L class and Ladies Top Time of
Day (17th fastest time overall, out of
196 competitors) - also first Threepeat
for Ladies Top Time in PCA
Tech Quiz - Travis Howard - 3rd
And in case you haven’t heard, this
newsletter, Slipstream, and its editor,
Richard Bradley, were awarded
FIRST PLACE in Class V (regions
with over 1,000 members)!!!
AND ALL OUR CONTRIBUTORS.
Well it’s back to busy with all the
events we’ve got scheduled for September
(see page 1). If you’re looking
for a good, fun way to get introduced
to our Drivers’ Education (DE) program, join us on the September
25th Sunday Drive which will end up at Motorsport
Ranch in Cresson with one of our DE’s going on. You’ll
also get to drive your car (low speed) on the track to experience
the thrill and a little classroom time.
Mav of the Month:
Our Maverick of the Month award goes to TWO people,
Susan and Brendan Eagan, who have jumped in to assist
John and B.J. Harvey
on setting up, pre-driving,
and managing our
Sunday Drive program.
How did they get involved?
to our monthly board
meeting, listened, perceived
a need in an activity
that they already
enjoyed, and decided
to contribute. That’s it,
folks: giving back to a
so it can continue to
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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
Parade, it’s a wonderful thing! For
all of you out there that have attended,
you know what I’m talking
about. For those of you who still are confused
about all the hype, read through
this month’s issue and you’ll see what
I’m talking about. To be honest, I have
only been able to enjoy the Maverick
hosted 2004 Ft. Worth Parade, but next year’s looks to be
taking advantage of another one of America’s beautiful
locations, Salt Lake City, Utah. As PCA members, we are so
fortunate to be associated with an organization that puts
100% into everything they do. I hope you put everything
you can into it as well. I’ll have more of this year’s Savannah
Parade to share next month, so if you went and have
an experience to share, send it to me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I want to thank everyone of you that has ever
contributed to Slipstream, because without your continued
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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 the Month.
Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this and the
Web Trivia together!
Congratulations to our July Web Winner
Cyril Reif for being the only Player
to get all 5 correct!
Cyril will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to
1. Porsche has a little known repair and restoration shop known
as ‘Porsche Classic.’ It does ALL of the restoration work for the
Porsche Museum, but it also does work for everyday customers.
The Porsche Museum makes up ____% of its total business.
a. 5% b. 10% c. 20% d. 40%
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2. ‘Porsche Classic’ is located in __________ Germany.
a. Leipzig b. Weissach c. Stuttgart c. Wolfsburg
Canada.Com Newsletter, April 14, 2011
3. Porsche says that 70% of their cars are still on the road, and
‘Porsche Classic’ will repair or maintain any older Porsche up to a
a. 1965 b. 1973 c. 1982 d. 1993
Canada.Com Newsletter, April 14, 2011
4. Ruf has now built a V8 for the 911’s. It is a 4.5 (4474-cc) Litre, 90
degree V8, that weighs 88 lbs less than Porsche’s latest DI-6, and
it has a lower C of G, but makes considerably more HP. Just how
much HP does this normally aspirated V8 produce at 8500 RPM?
a. 435 b. 475 c. 510 d. 550 Feb 2011 Excellence, p 76
5. Some years ago the crusty old master of Ferarri, Enzo, made
a profound statement. He called the _________, “The most
beautiful car ever made.”
a. 62 Ferarri GTO b. 73 Porsche Carrara RS c. Bugatti Type 57
Atlantic Coupe d. 61 Jaguar XKE e. Porsche Speedster
f. 38 Talbot-Lago
Autoweek May 2, 2011, p 40 & Jaguar E-Type of Wikipedia
Answers: 1) b 2) c 3) d 4) d 5) d
Madhu Rao, Secretary
Our August 2011 board meeting
started at 7pm with a review of
the recent Porsche Parade event in
Savannah, GA. John Hamilton reviewed
the successes of the region which include
several first place awards for driving events
as well as, (cue the trumpets, please), a first
place finish for Slipstream! As the results
were announced, we began to drum the refrain “We will rock
you… We are the champions.” Have you ever had that kind of
fun at a board meeting? Well then, why not join us at a future
John opened the meeting with a simple comment, to let the
Maverick Region know that “we hear them.” To this point, the
recent Maverick Region survey highlighted the need to optimize
our communications with you. To achieve this, John will
be sending out a monthly summary of events via email. As a
follow up to the July meeting John asked everyone to forecast
their anticipated expenses and utilize a ‘revenue favorable’ budget
mindset going forward. At the meeting committee chairs
discussed how they could achieve this objective in their report
Madhu Rao, (yours truly) reviewed the recent Maverick Region
survey. The results and number of responses were extremely
encouraging. Thank you for your feedback. This will
help all of us plan more expediently for the future. Additional
survey information is contained in an article in this edition of
After presenting the survey data, Madhu reviewed the timeline
associated with the Maverick Region 2012 election. Maverick
Region members interested in an executive council office may
contact Brendan Eagan, John Harvey or Carey Spreen at email@example.com.
Brendan noted that the Vice-President
position for 2012 is currently open. The next issue of Slipstream
will contain the ballot of candidates and instructions for
voting. Results will be announced at Founders Day on November
Fresh from his victory lap, Richard Bradley was smiling from
ear to ear. He mentioned that it has been helpful to have an intern,
Amanda, assist with the copy and layout of Slipstream. He
also reminded each committee chair to submit their articles and
photos to him before the 17th of the month. If you are reading
this next month, you’ll know I was compliant!
Jim Falgout noted that our fiscal position continues to improve.
He reviewed our cash position and discussed our future
expenses and revenue from upcoming events.
The team of Carey Spreen, Brendan Eagan, and John Harvey
described their plans for upcoming Sunday Tours and Rallies.
It appears that members of the region really enjoy these events
as evidenced by your recent survey feedback.
Carey described a Bring Your Own Porsche (BYOP) Rally
event scheduled to be held on October 23 in conjunction with
the Sunday Drive to San Martino Vineyards. Oops, did I just
disclose the final destination of this Rally event? Judging from
the success of the May Sunday Drive mark your calendars to
join your fellow Mavericks on this date. You can always watch
the Cowboys game later…
Brendan and John reviewed the historical success of Sunday
Drives and shared some concept ideas to incorporate these
events with other Maverick Region events. Brendan noted that
tour maps for Garmin GPS units are available on the Maverick
website. If you have a question or a different brand GPS unit
(e.g., Magellan, Tom Tom) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information.
John reviewed the upcoming Boxstoberfest event in Fredericksburg,
TX, September 9-11, 2011. The event is open to all
Porsches. John also described the next Sunday drive on September
25 which includes a brief visit to Motorsport Ranch.
Details are here > http://mav.pca.org/Events/Calendar.asp.
Bring your Porsche, your driving partner, and your Maverick
Region badge and introduce yourself to everyone.
Pat Friend noted that advertising placements are healthy and
discussed some advertising ideas for our 50th anniversary celebration.
Stay tuned for details.
James Shoffit also reviewed the recent Parade event in Savannah,
GA, and next year’s event in Salt Lake City, July 8 –14,
2012. (Note to self – post the event on the refrigerator at home).
James also reviewed our current Facebook page and opportunities
to update/integrate this into our regional communications
plan. Based on feedback from the survey we know this is important
for several Maverick Region members.
Wendy Shoffit updated us about how other regions are communicating
with their membership (e.g., websites, newsletters,
etc.). She noted that an opportunity may exist to create videos
of our various events (e.g., Autocross, Drivers’ Education, etc.)
to provide an overview of these for region members. She also
reminded us that Maverick Regional directories are available
for $5 at www.clubregistration.net.
John Hamilton presented a report on behalf of Christy Payne
and the Social Committee. The 2011 Founders’ Day event
will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the Hilton Hotel in
Southlake, TX. Please join us at this fun event! John also described
the upcoming Holiday Party and All Member’s Party.
Additional information will be posted on the Maverick Region
website about these two events.
Lisa Steele announced that in July we gained 27 new and
August 10 , 2011
transferred members, thus growing our total membership to
1984 total members (1188 primary & 796 affiliate). The process
outlined by the membership committee to contact new and
existing members is resulting higher new and renewal memberships.
Lisa is also seeking your photos from recent or past
Maverick Region events. Find your four best photos and send
them to Lisa at email@example.com.
Linda Bambina described the process to develop an anniversary
logo for the 50th Maverick Region celebration. She also
presented an idea to create awareness for the Hope Shelter at
various Maverick Region events. For additional information
about how you can help the Hope Shelter, please contact Chris
Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Brodigan described the upcoming Drivers’ Education
events September 24-25. Early registration is strong with 50 registrations.
Mike described the value of Maverick Region events
as they offer a significant amount of instructor time. Building
on this theme Mike described a concept idea of ‘Texas 2-Step’
event. This could include a mini Drivers’ Education event in
conjunction with a Driving Tour or AX/TT event. I have seen
Mike and his wife Judy dance the polka so when he starts talking
about “two-stepping” get ready for something special!
Fresh from their victory laps at Parade, Travis and Robyn
Howard described the AX/TT events on September 10-11. Travis
discussed the value of Maverick Region driving events as
these include up to 10 runs per session. That is great value for
the total cost! Travis discussed the opportunity to return to Pennington
Field in Bedford for AX/TT events in 2012.
Robyn mentioned our upcoming Club Race on October 29-
30. Robyn, Travis, and Mike stressed the need for safety at all
driving events including recruiting and fairly compensating the
corner workers at such events.
Our guests attending this meeting were Bob Lewis, Mike
Picolla and Jason Trent. Bob Lewis has been a longstanding
contributor to the success of this region in various roles. Mike
provided some very relevant insights about Maverick Region
events from a member perspective. Jason drives a 2007 Cayman
and attended the June Happy Hour at Ruggeri’s. He enjoyed
the event and described his interest to help out the Maverick
Region. If you have an interest to help out the region please let
any Board member know your interests and we’ll take it from
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.
Parade TSD Rally
By Fran Ussery
I’ll start by saying that I’m married
to the infamous Billy Bob Evil, rally
master for both the DFW ’87 Parade,
and Oklahoma ’96 Parade. He
evaluates EVERYTHING, and takes
this pretty seriously. I’ll continue by
saying that I Rally when arm-twisted
and I’m not very serious. This time,
I did the arm-twisting, and after much discussion,
we decided to Rally, Carl the driver and myself the
navigator. Now our goal was to finish without tears,
without yelling, and still married!
Carl attended the Parade Rally class, and came out
with great notes and a grocery list of items we needed,
including sticky notes. He made three sticky notes
that we put on the steering wheel, the passenger
window and the radio – “Have Fun.” Those silly little
notes and the message, that this was a fun thing to
do, actually worked! We laughed about the odometer
magically changing to kilometers (we had to read the
manual to go back to miles), and Carl’s inventive math
skills to recover from our “pause” error.
Photo by Wendy Shoffit
It worked so well, that we actually won the unequipped
class! How did that happen? The Rally Master
used tricks that were not punitive, his instructions
were clear and fair, with signs that could be seen at
Rally speeds, we paid attention to CAST speed changes
and WE HAD FUN. The area around Savannah is
beautiful with lovely little towns and waterways. We
discovered the key to having a great Rally experience
is to enjoy the moment, enjoy the scenery and enjoy
each other – just HAVE FUN.
Fran & Carl off for the win.
Who Are We?
By Madhu Rao
After completing our initial review of
the 2011 Maverick Region survey
it is very obvious that those who responded
(you) are very passionate about the
region, its success, and are willing to share
feedback. As we approach Maverick Region’s
50th year of existence this is a great foundation
to build our future on. Listed below is a
brief overview of survey responses.
Rationale - In 2009 I bought my first 911 (mid-life crisis
Red) and became a member of the Maverick Region through
PCA membership. In 2010, I was fortunate to join the executive
council as your secretary. At our board meetings this year
we began to discuss the need for a membership survey to better
understand the current situation and future expectations of the
Methodology - On July 6, 2011, John Hamilton, our Maverick
Region President, sent out an email to all primary members
containing a link to an electronic survey. An overview follows:
Survey Overview - Surveyed Members 1200, Completed
Surveys 190, Response Rate 15.83%, Number of questions 18,
Survey completion time 5’30”.
1. The response rate is extremely encouraging in light of the
many competing priorities we all face.
2. The survey completion time reflects the fact that many questions
allowed respondents to submit additional comments. For
example in question 15 nearly 50% of respondents provided
3. Throughout the survey the number of completed responses
was very high.
Current Situation - Here are some selected highlights from
the survey. The responses help illustrate our current situation.
1. 30% of respondents purchased their first Porsche in the past
three years. 25% purchased their Porsche between four and nine
years ago. 45% purchased their first Porsche over ten years ago.
2. Nearly 50% of respondents joined the region in the past three
3. Respondents connoted a high level of satisfaction in regional
membership, recommending the region to others, and event activities.
4. 33% of respondents are members of another car club. The
region compares very favorably to other car clubs in terms of
satisfaction, friendliness, communication, and value.
5. A majority of respondents participate in Drivers’ Education
and Sunday Drives. These were the most favorite events as well.
6. Location preferences for events include: 1st choice = Dallas,
The Maverick Region Survey SAID!
2nd choice = Plano, 3rd choice = Grapevine, 4th choice = Las
Colinas. Total mentions (1st to 4th place) include: 1st= Grapevine
71%, 2nd = Dallas 65%, 3rd = Las Colinas and 4th = Plano.
7. Quality of communications, Slipstream awareness and quality
were all very high.
8. Nearly 60% of respondents are aware of the Maverick Region
50th Anniversary in 2012.
9. Top three most common Porsches owned: 911(all): 75%,
Boxster (all): 26%, and 944 (all): 22%.
Communications • 76% of respondents prefer email updates
about upcoming events or noteworthy activities.
• 40% suggested a Facebook site and event updates:
• Communicate events as early as possible either
through Slipstream, website, email, Facebook.
• Reminder preference: 1st email, 2nd Slipstream, 3rd
General • Better timing of events listed in Slipstream.
• Afraid to demonstrate my ignorance of car, driving, trivia,
Porsche history, etc.
• Events are fun, sometimes cliquish, but people are very nice
• Increase number of driving events and locations for Autocross.
• Increase types of combined driving or specialty events (e.g.,
young driver’s day, Ladies day, Brand new to driving a Porsche
• Reach out to new members more.
• Increase number of tech sessions or video these for future
• Increase awareness of driving events (e.g., describe club racing,
• Eliminate competition between events.
• Involve family if possible.
Respondents from the Maverick Region really enjoy their
membership and would recommend the region to others. Satisfaction
is very high. Opportunities include more timely communications,
event reminders, and greater opportunities for
camaraderie and information exchange between members.
On behalf of the Maverick Region Executive Council, thank
you for your participation and continued support of the PCA
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suddenly remembered something
from the past tonight and was dwelling
It has been so hot lately - 100-109 temperatures
daily. I found myself fondly
remembering working in a no AC shop
in Boulder, Colorado. We rarely suffered
from severe heat in the dead of summer.
A 90 degree day there seemed harsh. The winters could
be brutal outside, yet we had sufficient heating, so it was
not a big deal inside the workshop.
How we P Techs dealt with the weather is what I am remembering
fondly right now.
The first snow in the fall always produced monumental
snow ball fights amongst us. We wanted to be first to
drive a Porsche in with about three to seven inches of
snow built up on it so you could hit somebody with the
first-lobbed three- to four-incher that’s well packed after a
carefully planned attack. This will incite carefully planned
counter attacks as well as major offensives for the rest of
the day. It was not unusual for managers to get involved
and then be on the list of “High priority targets” for us.
We were first and foremost a family and knew how to
have fun at work while being productive, much like the
terrain I am currently deployed in. I feel so lucky to do
what I have been doing.
Anyway, when an environment like this exists it is only
a matter of time until something unfortunate happens.
One day, a tow truck pulled inside to drop off a 911. The
weather outside was awful. The 911 had a dead battery
and engine temperature was about 15F. There was no way
to jump start it without extreme measures. The pavement
outside was so slick and cold that it would have taken
every breathing soul in the dealer to push the car up the
mild incline into the shop.
The tow truck backed it in. There was about ten inches
of snow on the car. A tech who had harassed me earlier in
the day with multiple well placed ninja strikes was in front
of the tow truck and had begun peppering me with shots
as I was directing the tow driver. I gathered up a large,
well packed, retaliation shot.
I lobbed it over the 911 and tow truck in his direction
as he bent down to gather more ammunition from the
truck’s front bumper. He stood up, looked up, and boom,
my incoming ordnance landed directly in his wide open
right eye. Off he went to ER.
Mind you, this kid was a hockey player from Minnesota.
He had a huge scar on his cheek from a high stick incident.
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He just indicated snow that had fallen into his eye and it was
most unfortunate. I do not remember the story he gave now,
as it was near 30 years ago. When he came back to work,
his eye was red as a beet and swollen up like a tomato. We
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Parade 2011 Awards and More
Wendy Shoffit winning the first 3-peat for Ladies Fastest time of Day... Think of the dynasty!
The first ever 3-peat, Wendy Shoffit!
Richard Bradley with our First Place
Travis & Robyn Howard make a family
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Concours Judge, Alan Bambina James Shoffit as AV Producer .
Myra & Jerry Sutton award bound...
Jean & Dave Frick dealing goodies.
James & Wendy Shoffit staying out of the sun!
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Rennsport Reunion IV
Will Feature Porsche Park
With the rolling landscape and park benches
on a perfectly-groomed lawn, you might
think you were in Bavaria, which is exactly
what Porsche Cars North America intends
with its Porsche Park-in-the-Paddock—located
amongst the vintage race cars at Mazda Raceway
Laguna Seca for Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV,
October 14-16. This area, located behind the media
center (where the tire companies usually set up for
a race weekend), will feature an authentic German
biergarten as well as German food and and a park
atmosphere so Rennsport attendees can take a break
from the on-track activity and absorb the experience.
But Rennsport fans will still know that they are at a
Porsche event, as the Park-in-the-Paddock will have
plenty of sports car activity as well, according to
Bernd Harling, Porsche’s Principal Communications
Counsel and coordinator for Rennsport.
“Besides the food and drink, our Park-in-the-Paddock
will include a center stage where driver introductions
and all the autograph sessions will take place and
live music will be played, as well as the very popular
model car display, photo opportunities with the CARS
movie star Sally Carrera—maybe our most famous
911—and a Porsche Sport Driving School activity center,”
“We also hope to have a sneak showing of a future
Porsche model in the Park, but it’s a little too early to
be able to confirm its appearance,” Harling teased.
Other activities around the paddock are taking
shape as well for the October event. “Porsche Motorsports
North America, headquartered in Santa Ana,
will have a display not only to show its modern and
vintage race car parts and service capabilities, but
to encourage the many Porsche race car owners to
take advantage of the company’s free technical advice
offered to anyone who asks,” said Harling.
With the Porsche 911 being the featured race car
of Rennsport IV, fans will also be able to view two 911
displays which help capture the history of this iconic
sports car. The first is a special collection of the most
significant 15 race cars in 911 history. The other 911
display is being assembled by the Porsche Club of
America, and proved to be very popular at Porsche
Rennsport III at Daytona in 2007. In order to show
the progression of the Porsche 911 model, the club
has assembled 40 examples representing significant
models across time.
PCA will assist Rennsport Reunion IV with several
activities: History of the Porsche 911 Display,
Porsche Model-Specific Parking Corrals with Parade
laps of the track, PCA Hospitality and Membership
Center, two race groups: Rennsport Reunion Cup
for Porsche Cup Cars and PCA Club Racing for PCA
race cars, and PCA Volunteer Pool—workers to assist
with the club’s involvement. Enhancing the Rennsport
Reunion Cup race, Michelin Tire Company
comes on board as the spec tire manufacturer for that
The assembly of exceptional examples of 911
production models for the History of the Porsche 911
Display is well underway, representing the 911 model
throughout its generational life. To apply to participate
in the display, please contact Tom Provasi for
information and registration at tprovasi@netgate.
net or 408/947-0980.
Many PCA workers have volunteered to assist
with our activities at the Rennsport Reunion IV. If you
are interested in supporting the effort, please contact
Sharon Neidel with the PCA Volunteer Pool at sharon
email@example.com or 650/508-1308. We will have a
very special event memento for the volunteer workers.
Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport
Reunion IV are published on the following Porsche
web site: www.porsche.com/usa/rennsport-reunion-iv/.
For additional information and event tickets please
visit the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca web site at
www.mazdaraceway.com or 800/327-7322.
The Cover that Never Was...
Article and Photo By Charlie Davis
Sshhhh...it’s a secret! Don’t let him know...
We all love surprises and the Savannah Parade had
more than a few. But, at least for me, one surprise was
special. It started about a week before Parade when I got an
e-mail from Linda Bambina...she was forwarding a query
from Lynn Turner-Kessler for pictures of her father at work at
Parades. The “at work” part is unnecessary, because it
seems like Leonard is always taking pictures! Anyone who
has looked at Porsche Panorama has seen his talent...go to
Parade and you’ll see how much effort and dedication is
required. Lynn wanted pictures for some kind of tribute to
Leonard...I sent her a bunch. My security clearance is not
high enough to ask about the details, so I didn’t.
A little history...
I met Leonard in 1971 at the Sun Valley Parade (that was
my first). He was an engine judge in the Concours...I have
a prized picture of him at work. An interesting factoid: That
was the only time Leonard was a Concours judge. He holds
the record for the longest tenure as Zone 3 Representative...20
years! Note that during those years, Zone 3 included
a MUCH larger area, but with much fewer members than it is
today! Following that job he had a long stint as Policy Chair-
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man. The Porsche
Photographer is a
rather late undertaking
and his current
Leonard and I
have been friends
for many years...not
only because of the
but also because of the
Nikon connection. We
both carry Nikon gear
around and like to take pictures. I remember an incident at
the first San Diego Parade in 1977...Porsche AG introduced
the 928...it was located on stands in the middle of a big pool
(to keep people away)...it was illuminated with spotlights
(it was nighttime), but they were not very bright. Leonard
wanted to take a picture and use a long exposure time, but
he had not brought his tripod. He borrowed mine. Friends.
When I got to Savannah, Lynn whispered in my ear: Leonard
was going to get the Sholar Award. She had a “special”
video/slide show to accompany his recognition. She asked
that I take pictures of Leonard during the video and afterwards.
I was, of course, thrilled to do this!
Lynn apparently had made similar requests of other photographers,
because as the moment drew near, I noticed that
I was not the only one heading for Leonard or the stage. I
crouched in the isle to Leonard’s left. He’s used to me taking
pictures of him (he hates it!...we often compete to see who
can surprise the other with a photo ambush)...I think he at
first just thought I was being a pest and ignored me. I took a
couple of pictures to reinforce the idea that my drawing near
was nothing other than one of his friends being invasive...I
didn’t want him to figure out what was happening until later!
It worked. Lynn and Betty Jo had put together a wonderful
video production and I was subsequently able to get some
very nice pictures. I liked one so much that I asked Betty Jo
to break the “rule” prohibiting having people on the cover
of Panorama...that was not to be. Leonard is in charge of
selecting/processing Panorama covers and wanted no part
of putting himself there! I still think it’s a good picture of
Leonard enjoying his “moment”...one that he very much
deserved. I printed it up and sent one to the Turners, just for
their enjoyment. I titled it “The cover that never was...” and
now you get to enjoy it too...
Leonard may be too modest to do this, but I’m not! After
all...what are friends for if not to publicly humiliate each
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(997). They have had the car about
two and a half years. Ashish shared that
he had a LeBaron convertible when he was
16, then an Isuzu Rodeo in college. However,
he says, he got serious in grad school
with a 1998 E36 BMW M3. He loved that car but lost it to
an accident in 2008. After that, he bought his first Porsche.
He said his favorite part of his car is the retro red tail lights.
He added, “I love the throwback to the Porsche heritage.”
He also shared, “The love for Porsches runs in my family.
My uncle has a beautiful cherry red 911 from the early
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Although Ashish was born in Mumbai, he’s grown up in
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moved to Dallas in 2006 for his fellowship and he has stayed
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Happy Hour - Mac’s Steak & Seafood
By Ralph Kauffman
Despite the hot temperature and vacation
season, we had another excellent turnout
of Mavericks at the August Happy
Hour. About 44 Mavs gathered at Mac’s Steaks
and Seafood restaurant on Highway 121 in Colleyville.
Early arrivals socialized in the bar and
then moved to the dining area as more people
arrived. Those who attended Parade this year had stories to tell
about their experiences en route and at Parade.
As Happy Hour regulars know, this event is one of the best for
new (and not so new) members to get to meet and talk with
other members. Among new and relatively new attendees
this month were Pat Patel with his 2011 Boxster, also Debbie
and Randy Leal with his and hers Porsches - his: 2005 Turbo S,
and hers: 2002 C4 - and their guest Lee. Another new attendee
was Dave Nelson driving his 2011 Turbo S. Some longer-term
Mavericks who were present this month included Carey
Spreen of Rallymaster fame who said this was his first Happy
Hour in years, also Frank and Lois Olson (2003 Boxster) who
are 13 year members but this was only their 2nd Happy Hour,
Bobby and Mimi Norbin, Frankie Andrew, Denny and Christy
Payne, Alan Lage, Clarence Wyatt, Gordie and Sylvia Cohen,
and Myra and Jerry Sutton. Myra and Jerry were among Mavs
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who brought home numerous awards from Parade this year.
We also had prospective member Glen Weber who currently
drives an E550 Mercedes, but was lured to Happy Hour by
John Hamilton who is in the process of interesting him in converting
to Porsche – way to go John! Happy Hour should be a
great way to convince prospects to sign on to the world’s best
In addition to socializing, everyone enjoyed Mac’s varied
dinner menu, including bottomless salad, the large variety of
draft beers and wines, and the convivial atmosphere.
Next month’s Happy Hour will be Thursday, September 15, at
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To Savannah & Back - Parade 2011
By Travis Howard
This was the year. I’ve listened to
the regular Parade goers for eight
years now about how much fun
and great friendship they have made at
Parade. No excuse this year of it’s too far
away or I don’t have enough vacation,
we were going to Parade. Something the
regulars said I did abide by was, don’t
try to do everything. There is too much
to do and you will need your down time.
This is a vacation.
The first priority was to decide which
of the four competitions that makes up
Parade, Concours, Rally, Autocross, and
Tech Quiz, we wanted to participate in.
Well, the Concours was out, between
Robyn and myself our Porsches are
either daily drivers or track cars. Not
a garage queen in the bunch. I thought
about doing the Rally, but on the drive to
Savannah we had already spent fourteen
hours in a car together. I figured it was
best not to push my luck because we still
had to drive home together.
Robyn and I have autocrossed with
the club since we joined in 2003. Autocrossing
at Parade would be a challenge
since we would be driving the Boxster
which Robyn had just purchased at the
end of May. I autocross a 1974 914, and
Robyn runs a 1987 924S, we would not
get a chance to autocross the Boxster
before Parade and get a feel for it. I
also signed up to take the Tech Quiz to
test my knowledge of 914’s. Next step
was to log on to the Parade website and
register. The process was very straight
forward. Select what you want to do,
and select what you don’t want to do.
Pick the banquets you want to attend
and choose a tour or two to places you
want to see. Here is a hint, if you are
going to Parade register early. I waited
too long and all the tours to Brumos
Autowerks were full. I won’t make that
After the plans were made we waited
two months before leaving for Savannah.
We used two days for the trip stopping
in Atlanta the first night, then arriving
“...the most important
bolt-on to make a car go faster
is the nut behind the wheel.”
in Savannah early afternoon on Sunday.
The first stop at Parade is the Welcome
tent where you can ask questions such
as where do we go now? We were given
a bag full of snacks, a couple bottles
of water and pointed to Parade checkin.
The organization was excellent, at
check-in we were given our name tags,
Parade information and a check list to
complete as we visited each event table.
After completing the process and running
across numerous Mavericks, like
John and Chris Hamilton, it was time
to check into our room and get ready
for the Welcome Party. The delicious
food that night was an authentic German
menu complete with apple strudel
for dessert. After dinner we beat a hasty
retreat to our room.
Our first volunteer assignment was
helping park the cars for the Concours
starting at 5am. The next morning came
early as our group of twenty volunteers
started placing the 120+ cars on
the grass of Forsyth Park in downtown
Photos by Wendy Shoffit & Charlie Davis
Travis, beating the challenge of driving the Boxster in an AX!
Savannah. By 8:30am all the beautiful
machines were parked and their owners
were completing last minute cleaning
before the judging started. Robyn and I
used the rest of the day to explore the local
Savannah scenery and visited Tybee
Island to see the beach and the 100 year
old Tybee Lighthouse. We made it back
to town in time to listen to Terry Zaccone
(one of the best autocrossers ever)
give an autocross chalk talk at Parade
Headquarters in the Savannah Convention
Center. Autocross is like any other
competition, you never stop learning
and you never stop trying to improve.
The next morning started with a drive
we signed up for going to Jekyll Island,
home of the rich and famous during
the early 1900’s. A guided tram tour
described the history of the mansions
on the island and the Spanish moss
draped from the surrounding live oaks
immersed you into the narrative. After
returning from the drive, Robyn made
a beeline for the Goodie Store. The Parade
Goodie Store is the only place you
can buy real Porsche sanctioned jewelry.
Robyn grabbed two Porsche necklaces
and a set of Porsche shield earrings. If
you see her at a local PCA event check
them out, I’m sure she will be wearing
This day was also the first opportunity
to walk the autocross course. We headed
over to the venue to learn the course
by walking it at least four times. With
only five runs the quicker the course is
learned the quicker your times will be.
We headed back to the room after getting
a feel for the course and got ready
for the Concours banquet. The Concours
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banquet is the fanciest dinner of the
whole Parade and where numerous PCA
National award winners are announced.
Again it was a night of great food and
meeting new friends.
Wednesday was another early start.
This was the day Robyn and I would be
Autocrossing the Boxster for the first
time. We were in the first run group at
8:00am. Robyn was very nervous; if you
have followed Parade autocross results
from the last few years you would know
the Maverick Ladies are an autocross
powerhouse. Wendy Shoffit was going
for her third straight class and Fastest
Time of the Day (FTD) trophy. Fran
Ussery and Myra Sutton always trophied,
and Robyn did not want to let the
Ladies down. I was going to run before
Robyn and as some of the other drivers
finished their first runs I watched to see
what kind of time I would need to be
competitive. I’ve seen times between
58-61 seconds, except for a Boxster S
that rips off a super fast 51 second run.
But he is not running in my class so I’m
Robyn, doing her part in bring home a win!
not worried about him. I complete my
first run and figure if I get a 57 or 58 second
time I’m in a good position since I
always get faster with each run. I see my
time and it’s a 54.4 and all I can think
is this Boxster is a great autocross car.
I remember back to the autocross chalk
talk by Terry Zaccone when he said the
most important bolt-on to make a car go
faster is the nut behind the wheel. I’m
feeling really good because I’m beating
my closest competitor by over three seconds
and I know my last run will be my
fastest. After my next three runs, I’ve hit
a cone and only dropped .1 seconds off
my first run. Now I’m only a half second
ahead of the second place driver and he
has knocked three full seconds off of his
first run. On my last run I take a third
second off my best time and he also
drops a third second. But it is too little
and too late. I take first place in class
S02 showroom stock Boxster.
Now Robyn knows what the Boxster
can do and when we autocross she is
at most one or two seconds off my best
time. Her first run is a test the course
time of 63 seconds. By her fourth run
she had taken six seconds off her time
and was in first place by one second. By
now her nerves had settled down and on
the last run she drops one and a half seconds
to clinch first place in class S02L.
Also running in showroom stock class
was Fran Ussery who placed second in
S03L in her Boxster S, and Myra Sutton
who placed second in class S11L in her
Sights from Savannah.
On Thursday we headed back to the
autocross venue so Robyn could work
her volunteer shift and we both could
cheer on James and Wendy Shoffit, and
Ed Mayo who was Autocrossing his
Concours winning 1967 911S. James
and Wendy both took first place in their
class, and Wendy continued her three
year reign with the FTD Ladies win.
On Friday I competed in my other
event, the Technical and Historical
Quiz. I had an hour and a half to answer
50 questions on Porsche history and 25
question specifically on 914’s. What I
did learn from the quiz is I know more
about 914’s than I do Porsche history.
Missing only five questions about 914’s
and 25 questions on Porsche history, the
score was good enough for third place.
I lost second place to Manny Alban,
the PCA National President, by one tie
I’m not sure what Robyn did Friday
because I spent the next six hours at the
PCA Tech Academy learning subjects
ranging from how to properly detail
your Porsche to how ODBII works in
newer cars. I ended up the day earning a
PHD and becoming a “Doctor of
Porschelogy,” I’m serious, I have the diploma.
That evening at the Autocross
banquet the Mavericks received their
trophies. As Parade drew to a close on
Saturday we attended the Victory banquet
where a preview of next year’s Parade
is presented. I asked Robyn if she
had had a good time and enjoyed the
experience of the Porsche Parade. With
a big smile on her face she said she can’t
wait till next year, Salt Lake City, here
we come. What I have learned from being
in the Porsche Club is that owning a
Porsche can be a special experience, but
that experience is not complete till you
share it with 1500+ other Porsche enthusiasts.
Start making plans for the 2012
Porsche Parade in Salt Lake City and we
will see you there.
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Dallas, TX 75231
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Allen, TX 75002
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2009 911 S
Corpus Christi, TX 78403
1996 Carrera 4S
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Southlake, TX 76092
2002 996 GT2
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Dallas, TX 75244
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Sachse, TX 75048
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Carrollton, TX 75007
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Dallas, TX 75201
Fort Worth, TX 76137
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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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 o.b.o Contact me at 214 455 6242 or firstname.lastname@example.org (1)
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. $20,500.00
Chris- 214-354-9220 (1)
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. (2)
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. (2)
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, email@example.com. (2)
For Sale: 2000 Boxster S, All original except radio. White with black interior.
Outstanding condition with recent tune-up, 97,000 miles never wrecked or
tracked. Always garage kept includes bra,hood cover and car cover. Maint records
available. Priced at $18,000 OBO call Kent at 214-585-1269. (3)
For Sale: 1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet, Grand Prix White, Black interior.
6-spd, 150,000 miles. All original, except radio/CD player upgrade. Maintenance
Records kept; well-used and well-maintained. Rather rare car. $10,000 OBO. Contact
information: Jim in Dallas; 214-485-1000; firstname.lastname@example.org. (3)
For Sale: 1995 Porsche 993 Cabriolet, Rare Porsche 911 (993) cabriolet
with tiptronic auto/manual transmission. Excellent one owner Porsche for 16 years.
White with new navy blue power convertible top and camel leather interior. 98,000
original miles and engine rebuilt at 95,000 miles. Body in flawless condition. No
scratches, door dings or dents. The 993 series is the last of the air-cooled Porsches
and is quickly becoming a collector car. The tiptronic transmission makes it a
dream to drive in traffic. No damage history. All maintenance history available.
Excellent mechanical condition. Expertly maintained by a respected independent
Porsche service center in Dallas. Don’t miss a chance to acquire a one owner
collectible Porsche that runs great, looks great and is a blast to drive for only
$24,500 For more information and appt. To see, call pat at (214) 616-2477. (3)
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