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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.......................................14

Advertiser of the Month.............................22

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Drivers’ Education - MSR............................3

Sunday Drive to MSR..................................5

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

Who Are We?.............................................12

The Cover That Never Was.........................20

Election Announcement.............................30

Membership Directory...............................32

Volume 49 September 2011, Issue 9

Go Online for Latest Updates on Events

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September

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 September

7 Board Meeting

9-11 Boxstoberfest

10 Time Trial #5 MW

11 Autocross #6 MW

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour - Trinity Hall Pub

22 Southlake Lunch

24-25 Drivers’ Education MSR

25 Sunday Drive - Intro to DE

Day November

2 Board Meeting

8 Lewisville Lunch

12 Founders’ Day

17 Happy Hour - Blue Mesa

19-20 Drivers’ Education MSR

24 Southlake Lunch - Kincaid’s

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

October

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 31

Day October

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

27 Southlake Lunch

29-30 Club Race & Driver Ed EC

Day December

7 Board Meeting

11 Sunday Drive - Christmas Lights

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour - Bavarian Grill

22 Southlake Lunch - Kincaid’s

Cover Photo

FIRST PLACE,

CLASS V

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ARK-LA-TEX

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(318) 222-4400

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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

September 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

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,

Navigational

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

history.

Tech Quiz - Travis Howard - 3rd

place!

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)!!!

CONGRATULATIONS RICHARD

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?

They came

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

volunteer organization

so it can continue to

improve.

Thanks, Susan and

Brendan, for all you

do, we honor you as

our Mav of the Month,

and reward you. Enjoy

your dinner at the Silver

Fox!

John

Woo Hoo!

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September 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

Your Name

yourname@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

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, editor@mavpca.org.

Finally, I want to thank everyone of you that has ever

contributed to Slipstream, because without your continued

help and support, it wouldn’t be what it is today.

Today, for the third time ever in our almost fifty years,

we have won first place. Our past two winners are Julia

Underwood in 1991, and Teri Davis in 1984.

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

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July 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 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%

Canada.Com Newsletter, April 14, 2011

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

_______ model.

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

September 7


Maverick Minutes

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

board meeting?

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

outs.

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

Slipstream.

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 nomination@mavpca.org.

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

12, 2011.

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 tours@mavpca.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

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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 membership@mavpca.org.

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 cheerin104@hotmail.com.

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

there.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

September 9


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.

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September 11


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

Maverick Region.

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

feedback.

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

years.

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%.

Suggestions/General comments

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

Facebook.

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

and helpful.

• 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

day).

• Reach out to new members more.

• Increase number of tech sessions or video these for future

reference.

• Increase awareness of driving events (e.g., describe club racing,

autocross, etc.).

• Eliminate competition between events.

• Involve family if possible.

Conclusion

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

Maverick Region.

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September 13


Cliff’s Ramblings

By Cliff Blackshear

I

suddenly remembered something

from the past tonight and was dwelling

on it.

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.

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September 15


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

Slipstream trophy!

Travis & Robyn Howard make a family

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Concours Judge, Alan Bambina James Shoffit as AV Producer .

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James & Wendy Shoffit staying out of the sun!

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Park-in-the-Paddock

includes genuine German

biergarten, real turf, and

lots of opportunities to

relax and enjoy the magic

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,”

said Harling.

“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

exciting contest.

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

neidel@yahoo.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

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September 19


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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Photographer is a

rather late undertaking

and his current

passion.

Leonard and I

have been friends

for many years...not

only because of the

Porsche connection,

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

other?


September 21


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Member Spotlight: Ashish & Reina Patel

Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair

This month’s new member spotlight

is on Ashish and Reina Patel. Ashish

and Reina own a 2008 911 Carrera

(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

1980s. He loved it so much; he named his daughter Portia

so he could say he had two!”

Although Ashish was born in Mumbai, he’s grown up in

Texas - almost all of his life in College Station. (Gig ‘em

Aggies!!) He met his beautiful wife Reina in 2003 while in

residency in Temple. They were married in 2006. They also

moved to Dallas in 2006 for his fellowship and he has stayed

on at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. They live in the

Lakewood area - which they love. He also loves basketball

and is a huge San Antonio Spurs fan. They

enjoy traveling all over the world and are

always looking for their next adventure.

Please look for Ashish and Reina at a

future PCA event and extend a warm welcome

into our Maverick family. If you are a new member and

would like to be considered for our monthly “SPOTLIGHT”

feature, please contact me at pr@mavpca.org.

September 23


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

marque!

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

Trinity Hall Pub, 5321 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX (214-887-

3600). As usual all are welcome. We hope to see you all there.

Clarence Wyatt, Christy and Denny Payne,

Alan Lage who is in from Germany

Mavericks (Frank & Lois Olson, Gordie & Sylvia Cohen, Frankie

Andrew, BJ Harvey & Glen Weber) enjoy a great

Happy Hour at Mac’s.

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September 25


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

mistake again.

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

them.

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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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

Cayenne.

September 27


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

breaker question.

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.

Jerry Sutton giving the engine bay

the once over.

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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

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New Wheels

Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

Blount, Bruce (Kerry)

Fort Worth, TX 76132

2011 Cayman S

Juliao, Miguel

Fort Worth, TX 76107

2003 Boxster

Sartin, Elizabeth

Dallas, TX 75209

2008 Cayenne

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

Caldwell, Robin (Evelyn)

Dallas, TX 75252

2004 Boxster

Kinn, Eric (Terri)

Flower Mound, TX 75022

2012 911 Turbo

Smith, Clark

Fort Worth, TX 76244

2011 Cayman S

Members ~ 1,188

Affiliate Members ~ 796

Total Membership ~ 1,984

Donnelly, Ian

Dallas, TX 75252

2009 Carrera

Longanecker, Mike (Debbie)

Dallas, TX 75231

2007 Cayman

Spears, Adrian (Michelle)

Allen, TX 75002

2008 987

Gates, Roger

Fort Worth, TX 76109

2009 911 S

Martens, Chip

Corpus Christi, TX 78403

1996 Carrera 4S

Taylor, Jason (Christie)

Southlake, TX 76092

2002 996 GT2

Golden, Tom (Conner)

Dallas, TX 75244

1981 911 SC

PeCoy, Michael (Heidi)

Sachse, TX 75048

2009 Carrera S

Weese, Roy (Monica)

Carrollton, TX 75007

2004 Boxster S

Goldwell, Wesley

Dallas, TX 75201

2011 Boxster

Hackman, Heinz

Fort Worth, TX 76137

1988 Carrera

Jones, Mark (Cathy)

Colleyville, TX 76034

2011 Panamera

Rader, Jeff

Plano, TX 75025

2005 996

Rajunov, Manuel

Frisco, TX 75033

2009 Carrera S

Save the flash!

Owning a Porsche is

a unique experience.

Do your part to preserve

the experience...

keep the flash alive!

Anniversaries

Dyer, Richard A.

Olcha, Keith

Baker, David

30 Years

20 Years

10 Years

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South Lake

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Elliott, Wayne C.

Freeman, Chuck E.

Hutmacher, Greg

Mar, Dan H.

Marker, Jeffory

Walther, Catherine A.

Zollars, Thomas B.

5 Years

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Denton

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Dallas

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September 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

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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 colin.graidage@live.com (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, rlsteincpa@yahoo.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; iamwhereiam@hotmail.com. (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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