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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 M inutes ........................................8

Cliff’s R amblings .......................................14

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

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

Tech Corner ...............................................28

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Drivers’ Education - EC ...............................3

Time Trial/Autocross Weekend at MW .......3

2011 Porsche Parade - Savannah ................5

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

May @ Mayo’s Concours ............................7

Time Trial/Autocross Weekend at MW .......7

Sunday Drive - Ennis Bluebonnet Festival . 9

Board M eeting .............................................9

Red River Derby ........................................10

Happy Hour at Wildwood Grill .................24

Past Event Recaps

Hill Top Sunday Drive ...............................11

So The Journey Begins ..............................17

Happy Hour at Abuelo’s .............................24

Miscellaneous

Calling ALL Mavericks ...............................5

Trivia Contest ..............................................9

So, What is this Parade Concours thing? ...19

Desert Classic Concours D’Elegance ........25

993 TT Transformation ..............................26

Membership Directory...............................31

Volume 49 April 2011, Issue 4

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April

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Day April

6 Board Meeting

9 Autocross Academy - TRS

10 Autocross #2 - TRS

10 Sunday Drive - Bluebonnets

12 Lewisville Lunch

16-17 Drivers’ Education - MSR

21 Happy Hour - Wildwood Grill

28 Southlake Lunch

30 Time Trial #2

Day June

1 Board Meeting

11 Time Trial #4 - MW

12 Autocross #5 - MW

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour - Ruggeri’s

23 Southlake Lunch

26 Sunday Drive - Blueberry Hill

EC - Eagle’s Canyon, Slidell

MW - Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

MSR - Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson

TMS - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

TRS - Texas Rangers Stadium, Arlington

Penn - Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford

1 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

May

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 May

1 Autocross #3

4 Board Meeting

7 May @ Mayo’s

10 Lewisville Lunch

14 Tour Rally - Red River Derby

19 Happy Hour - BJ’s

21 Time Trial #3 - MW

22 Autocross #4 - MW

26 Southlake Lunch

28-29 Drivers’ Education - EC

Day July

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Happy Hour - Uncle Buck’s

28 Southlake Lunch

Cover Photo

PCA , it’s not just the

cars, it’s the people.

By

Richard Bradley

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kenneth A. Chandler

(318) 222-4400

bad968@bellsouth.net

CIMARRON

John Shafer

(918) 828-2802

jlshafer@easytelmail.com

COASTAL BEND

Russell Adams

(956) 592-3468

radams@rgv.rr.com

HILL COUNTRY

Lenny Zwik

lzwik@austin.rr.com

2011 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents

LONE STAR

Lynn Friedman

bromilia@hal-pc.org

LONGHORN

Jack Merrell

(830) 303-3640

president@longhornpca.org

MARDI GRAS

Richard Martin

(504) 861-4175

rmmjr@cox.net

MAVERICK

John Hamlton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

OZARK

Chuck Weeks

(501) 580-4347

clwweks@mac.com

WAR BONNET

Louis Lackey

louis.lackey@

anheuser-busch.com

WHISKEY BAY

Mike Hamza

mhamza1@bellsouth.net

ZONE 5 REP

James Shoffit

C - 972-786-6246

james@shoffit.com

April 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

Welcome to the Spring season

of events, fellow Mavericks,

and it certainly is a busy one!

Here’s what you can look forward to (and

hopefully, participate in):

-Get a Grip Autocross Academy, April

9th at Texas Rangers Stadium: If you’ve

never driven your beloved Porsche

anywhere but on the street, here’s a great safe way for you to

learn how your car can handle. You drive in a flat parking lot

with only orange traffic cones as obstacles with an instructor

showing you how to improve your driving skills. This IS the

best way to start learning what your car (and YOU) can do!

-The Bluebonnets Sunday Drive, April 10th. This is the

PREMIERE Sunday driving event of the year! Join Porsches

of almost every model and year as we tour the Texas roads

and the beautiful Bluebonnets along the way. We’ll stop and

park our “girls” in the ‘bonnets for photo opportunities. So

remember to bring your camera so you can capture some of

the great scenery, which will include Bluebonnets, Porsches

and People!

-April Drivers’ Education, April 16-17 at Motorsport

Ranch in Cresson. This is typically the best-weather DE

of the year: not too hot and not too cold. I hope you already

signed-up since these are selling out fast. If you don’t want

to drive but just want to observe, feel free to come down in

your Porsche, let our own Cathy Howard at the gate know

you’re a member, and come watch us on the track. Who

knows? You might catch the DE fever!

-Happy Hour at the Wildwood Grill,

Southlake, Thursday, April 21st. Come

join a bunch of us at a great local

restaurant for Happy Hour, and stay for

dinner like most of us do. You may want

to bring your photos from the Bluebonnets

Sunday Drive!

-Time Trial #2 at Mineral Wells,

Saturday, April 30th. Come develop your

skills and improve your lap times around

the course. Full instruction is available!

And these are just some of the events

this month. There’s also Autocross #2 on

the 10th at Texas Rangers Stadium, the Lewisville lunch on

the 12th and Southlake Lunch on the 28th.

Did I forget to mention our Board Meeting on Wednesday

the 6th!?! Hey- all members are invited (and there’s a free

meal involved, too). Just RSVP to social@mavpca.org so

we will know what to feed you.

Our 50th Anniversary Celebration. Planning has begun!

Our committee was officially formed at the March board

meeting, and the committee had their first meeting on

March 15th. We’ve got about a dozen volunteers so far,

but we’ll need more along the way. If you’d like to help in

the planning and/or execution, please contact Lisa Steele at

50th@mavpca.org. They’re planning some REALLY BIG

FUN!!!

Mav of the Month

You know our club is run by a bunch of fun-loving AND

hard-working volunteers, right? Well, there aren’t many who

work harder to make

sure the club keeps

running than our

own Treasurer, Jim

Falgout. Jim pays

the bills, collects

the money, keeps

the books, builds the

budgets, and reports

out at each month’s

meeting: “We have

money.” So for all

you do, Jim, here is

your well-deserved

Mav of the Month award.

For being the Maverick of the Month, The Silver Fox

in Grapevine is giving Jim dinner for two at their award

winning steak house.

So THANK YOU, Jim, for all you do!

John

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April 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

& Lisa Steele

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 Joel Nannis

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, Jan Mayo

Tannia Dobbins

Socials

Christy Payne

Sponsorship Keith Olcha

Sunday Drives John Harvey

Swap Meets Robyn Howard

Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix

Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo

Web Site Denny Payne

Zone 5 Rep. James Shoffit

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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

Mike Brodigan

C-817-233-0068

de@mavpca.org

John Harvey

C-214-808-1414

tours@mavpca.org

rocky@airmail.net

Richard Bradley

C-214-763-5338

editor@mavpca.org

Frank Briggs

concours@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

Your Name

Jack Griffin

concours@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!

Please help us to keep growing!

Treasurer

Jim Falgout

W-972-669-2370

C-972-345-3009

treasurer@mavpca.org

Jim just joined Maverick Region in

August, 2008. He drives a 1992 968

cab and has recently enjoyed several

social events. Jim is looking forward to

participating in all the driving events.

Your Name Joel Nannis

H-972-722-2735

membership@mavpca.org

Monda Hanna

W-972-450-3835

monda.hanna@opco.com

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

Pat Friend

C-214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

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

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

By now I’m sure every one of you

has had a chance to get out and

enjoy your favorite ride! If you

haven’t, make some plans to join the rest

of us on a drive or at one of our other

events. There’s a lot to choose from

including Drivers’ Education, Time Trials,

Autocrosses, a fabulous Saturday Tour/

Rally that looks to be out of this world (see page 10 for

more details). “May @ Mayo’s” will also be coming back

by popular demand, so clear your calendar and get cleaning.

If you would rather go on a weekend getaway don’t forget

about the Fiesta New Mexico, hosted by our neighbors to

the west, the Roadrunner Region, in Sante Fe, New Mexico,

which was featured in last month’s issue. There’s always

something fun to do if you want to do it.

By the time you read this, our 50th Anniversary Committee

will have had two meetings getting us pointed in the right

direction for next year’s celebration. We could still use more

ideas and energy, so if you have either one of these, please

come and help make our golden anniversary one that will be

remembered for another fifty years. Until next month, get

out and enjoy your Porsche, and make some new friends.

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April 7


Maverick Minutes

Madhu Rao

As President, John opened the

meeting by reiterating the need

to create a culture of inclusion,

fun, and fellowship in all Maverick

Region activities. He reviewed several

administrative items (e.g., nominations,

regional communications, meetings,

etc.) relating to the 2011 Porsche Club of

America (PCA) Parade in Savannah, GA. He also discussed

increasing our engagement with our membership through

follow up communications and potential programs for our

newest members. John also shared the name of the next

Maverick of the Month. Stay tuned for that!

Separately, John reviewed our 50th Anniversary

celebration. He suggested using the same structure as the

2004 Ft. Worth Parade. Committee objectives, structure, and

responsibilities are being determined. On this point Linda

Bambina shared her spirited enthusiasm and experience

with previous Porsche Parades by offering to help out on the

50th Maverick Region anniversary event in 2012.

As Treasurer, Jim reported that ‘we have money’ and

requested budgets from the activity chairs to for 2011. For

his hard work, Jim was voted the next Maverick of the Month

in March 2011. How fitting, he gets the award during tax

season!

Richard Bradley, the managing editor of Slipstream,

continues to produce an outstanding publication.

Congratulations to Richard for being the February 2011

Maverick of the Month. Richard notes that if you have any

photos from Maverick Region events or an article of interest

for Slipstream, please contact him at editor@mavpca.org.

Pat Friend noted that our advertiser finances are current.

Pat also manages our name badge ordering process. So, if

you are a new member, we want to recognize you at events

by providing you a Maverick Region name badge. Please

contact Pat at ads@mavpca.org with your name, your city,

and car(s) you drive and we’ll distribute your badge to you.

John Harvey and Carey

Spreen described their

upcoming Sunday tours

and road rally. The

April 10th tour features

a tour of Ennis to see the

Bluebonnets. The May

14th event is the Red River Derby Tour/Rally. Options

include either a road rally or a driving tour. Both will end

at Rancho Sereno in North Texas (www.ranchosereno.com).

Looks great doesn’t it?

Our first Drivers’ Education event will be held in March.

Mike Farrar will be serving as the equipment manager. This

is Mike’s third meeting and it is great to see his enthusiasm

and desire to help out Luke Edson at these events.

Lisa Steele noted that the hospitality arrangements are

set for the upcoming Drivers’ Education events. Hey Lisa,

what’s for lunch?

Continuing on the Drivers’ Education theme, Mike

Brodigan noted that registration for the March Drivers’

Education exceeds 100. He also described the following

new incentive. Yellow level drivers receive a 1 free event

after 4 and white level receives 1 free event after 3 events.

Spaces are filling up fast. Contact Mike at de@mavpca.org

if you have any questions.

Mike also described the recent tech sessions at Autobahn

Porsche and Boardwalk Porsche. There were over 50

passionate Porschephiles in attendance. Credit Ed Mullenix

and Bob Benson for great events. Cliff Blackshear also was

very helpful at the event.

Wendy Shoffit is serving as the acting Drivers’ Education

registrar and presented several updates at the meeting. By

the time you read this, registration will open for the 2011

PCA Parade in Savannah, GA and Wendy is the Parade

webmaster. She described the great events at Parade and

the potential to caravan there. Wendy also presented the

concept of publishing Slipstream in full-color and noted

that the Maverick Region directories are available at

www.clubregistration.net for $5. Wendy is also updating

our regional history and researching other 50th PCA

Anniversary celebrations. Please contact her at wendy@

shoffit.com regarding any of the above.

James Shoffit is our Zone 5 PCA representative. He

recently attended the National Board meeting and shared

PCA national goals: Retain and recruit new PCA members.

If you know of potential PCA members please contact Joel

Nannis at membership@mavpca.org.

Monda Hanna described the February Happy

Hour at the Fox Sports Grill in Plano. Over

50 Mavericks were there! Future events are in

Slipstream or on our website.

Travis Howard updated the group about the

April Autocross events to be held at Rangers

Ballpark Parking Lot F on April 9 and 10, 2011.

To learn more, contact Travis at tt@mavpca.org.

Check Slipstream or the Maverick Region website for future

events.

Maverick Moments. Attending this meeting were two

members, Don Sebert and Charles Armstrong. Don

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volunteered to write an article for Slipstream about the

March Sunday tour. Charles joined the Maverick Region

in 1970 and shared some excellent history about the region.

Contact Christy Payne at social@mavpca.org if you would

like to RSVP to attend a meeting. It is great to see new

faces and get their ‘on-the-spot’ input at these meetings.

Lastly, speaking of feedback, the board will survey our

membership (that’s you) to determine your perceptions

about our region, events, and processes. This feedback will

help us to better understand your needs and expectations.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

February 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 February Web Winner

Cyril Reif

getting 4 of 5 correct.

Cyril will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

1. Porsche made the 914 for just 7 years. The year that produced the most

cars was ______ with just 27,660?

a. 1971 b. 1972 c. 1973 d. 1974 Panorama Aug 2010, p 54

2. The new 914-4 entry level Porsche sold in 1970 for ______?

a. $2995 b. $3195 c. $3395 d. $3595 Panorama Aug 2010, p 50

3. The new 914-6 Porsche sold in 1970 for ______?

a. $4999 b. $5499 c. $5999 d. $6599 Panorama Aug 2010, p 50

4. While the weight of a 914 was about 2000 lbs, the Wheelbase of the

914’s were somewhat longer than a 911. Approximately how much

longer was the Wheelbase?

a. 5” b. 7” c. 9” d. 11” Panorama Aug 2010, p 48

5. In 1974 Porsche built a special production run of 1000 914-2.0’s to

commemorate the Can-Am successes in 1972 & 1973. The cars were

offered in only two color combinations, and only in North America.

Most were Light Ivory w/Red Trim; what was the other color

combination?

a. Light Ivory w/Blue Trim b. Polar White w/Red & Blue Trim

c. Polo Red w/Black Trim d. Jet Black w/Yellow Trim

Panorama Aug 2010, p 56

Answers: 1) c 2) d 3) c 4) b 5) d

April 9


Red River Derby

By John Harvey, Tourmeister, Carey Spreen, Rallymeister

Come join us on Saturday, May 14, for the Red

River Derby Tour and Rally! This will be a fun

afternoon tour from McKinney to Rancho Sereno,

north of Whitesboro near the Red River. As a bonus for

the competitive, you can enter the Gimmick Rally, which

will be held in parallel with the tour, although it will use a

different route.

The tour will begin at the Westgate Shopping Center,

US 75 (Central Expressway) exit 40A, on the northbound

service road. We will meet at noon, and the first Rally car

out will be at 12:30pm, with the Tour group leaving after

the Rally entrants have started out. From there we will wind

our way through Texas horse country over some excellent

“blue roads,” ending up a couple of hours later at Rancho

Sereno, run by former Maverick Region members Mike and

Lisa Maberry.

And if you have been reading or hearing about Road

Rallying, this is your chance to experience it for yourself -

optional of course! It will be an easy one; think of it as an

Introduction to Rallying. If you elect to enter the Rally, you

will need to bring a clipboard, a pencil or two, and make

sure that there are at least two people in your vehicle. You

will get a route sheet that tells you your route, and, to make

sure you followed that route, you will answer questions

related to landmarks along the way. This is not a TSD (timespeed-distance)

Rally, so you will not need a stopwatch, just

a working odometer. The car (driver/navigator) that answers

the most questions correctly, and gets closest to the official

route mileage, will be the winner. A bail-out map will be

included, but if you use it, you will not be scored.

Rancho Sereno (www.ranchosereno.com), our destination,

is a 165-acre private ranch with two personalities - it is a

reigning horse breeding operation as well as a Bed and

Breakfast, with a 115-acre wildlife preserve thrown in for

good measure.

Our hosts at Rancho Sereno plan to give us a tour of their

operation (including baby horses, of course) and then feed

us afterwards, with a wine tasting to boot! To offset the cost

of the barbecue, we will be charging a nominal per person

fee of $15. We will shortly announce an Evite web page,

where you will be able to RSVP and pay in advance. Please

note that we need an RSVP from you to get an accurate head

count for the meal. Drive-ups may not be able to partake in

the barbecue!

We expect to be finished by 7:00 PM, and the trip back to

the Metroplex will take a little over an hour on main

highways, although you can go back any way you like!

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Hilltop Sunday Drive

By Ralph Kauffman

The first Sunday drive of the 2011 Cleburne was very scenic and interesting with many farms

season proved be a “baptism by and horses of all colors. One had a sign that said “Deer

fire” or maybe “baptism by GPS” Ranch” although none of the antlered creatures were visible

for new Tourmeister John Harvey and his to us. For those who remember the 2009 Granbury Roundup

associate, BJ. More on that later. Thirty rally, there were many cemetEries along the route.

cars and 57 Mavericks turned out at the

John and BJ thoughtfully included one rest stop that we

Duncanville Whataburger on Highway 67

made at a Tigermart on the south side of Cleburne. We filled

on a perfect day for a drive in the country.

and overflowed both the parking lot and the waiting line

The weather was bright and sunny and warm enough for most

space for the restrooms.

to fold their soft tops. The line-up of cars in the Whataburger

parking lot was

After depleting

almost concourslike.

A wide

lines and

the waiting

variety of models

enjoying Porsche

were represented

camaraderie we

including a 1973

were off once

914, a 928S,

more heading

and at least

northwest on

one 911GT3 in

route 171 toward

addition to an

the heavenly

A great time by all who showed up for an afternoon fun and friends!

assortment of

community of

other 911s, Boxsters, and Caymans.

Godley. At Godley we turned east on route 917, and blasted

down the road toward Joshua. After several miles our caravan

We caravaned south on Route 67 for about 20 miles,

came to a stop. Soon John and BJ’s Seal Gray Boxster came

following John and BJ and with Jack DuFon in the “sweep”

back toward us signaling everyone to turn around. We did

car at the back. At route 157 we turned east, stopping almost

not know it at the time but it later turned out that John’s

immediately at the Venus town square for a top-lowering

GPS apparently did not stay long enough in Godley and had

opportunity. We parked under the watchful eye of the Venus

become devil-possessed. The turning-around exercise for 30

Police Department who very nicely blocked traffic so we

cars on a narrow country

could all get underway in one group. While stopped there

road reminded me of the

a young boy inquired if this was a funeral procession. He

old Willis Brothers truck

was assured that it was not, and anyway we were sans

driving song, “Give Me

hearse. From Venus we proceeded southeast to Maypearl.

Forty Acres” (and I’ll

Approaching a stop sign there, sirens wailed in the vicinity.

turn this rig around).

Fortunately they proved to be coming from a fire engine and

Anyway, all followed

not a police cruiser.

the leader and went back

From Maypearl the fun began when we proceeded

out of town for a few miles and turned right on

a byway named Brindley Road. At first it seemed

like it was part of the route although a marker for

route 916 was nowhere in sight. After about a mile

the pavement thinned out and became gravel. At

that point we started to have doubts as to the routepicking

skills of our fearless leader. Fortunately

the gravel section was extremely short and soon

we had better pavement. After a few more miles we

arrived at an intersection, turned left, and found we

were then on route 916. John said later that he flat missed

the turn at Maypearl and GPSed us back to the correct route.

All new Tourmeisters are entitled to a mulligan or two.

The countryside from Maypearl to Parker and up to

Photos by Brendan Eagan

Long time Maverick

member, Jerry Sutton,

enjoys talking to one

of the yung guns.

John Harvey making

sure everyone is

ready to roll...

to Godley where we turned north on route 171 briefly and

then north on route 2331. After several miles at the top

of a big hill we turned right on appropriately named Sky

Road where, after everyone had turned, we stopped again.

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Again the signal came to turn around. At this point some

of our intrepid group apparently lost faith and took off

ahead of fearless leader. No matter, most of us followed

and continued north on 2331 to

route 1187. There we turned east,

passing through Crowley and north

of Burleson en route to Mansfield

where we rejoined our original

route. Although it seemed much

longer because of the stops and

turnarounds, by my calculations

the alternate route was only about

4 miles longer than the original one (not counting retracing

distances).

From Mansfield to Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Cedar

Hill was a pleasant and scenic drive across Joe Pool Lake,

up Cedar Hill past the broadcasting towers, and into the

downtown and Babe’s.

Thirty-two of us enjoyed Babe’s very tasty and plentiful

dinner. Over dinner John said that the reason for the

turnarounds and alternate route was that his GPS was telling

him that the original route was incorrect and was incessantly

recalculating. He decided that maybe there was a problem

ahead and changed

the route.

In sum the glitches

were really very minor

and those who stuck

with the program (and,

I think, those who did

not) had a very

enjoyable first Sunday

drive of the 2011

season. John and BJ

are to be commended

and thanked for

selecting an interesting route and for all the organizational

effort that is necessary for a successful drive.

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Cliff’s Ramblings

By Cliff Blackshear

The other day, Jason and I were

returning from lunch and found

ourselves stopped immediately

behind a flat bed tow vehicle with a 911

on the bed in front of our workshop. A

rat about 6-7

inches long (not

including its

tail), was running back and forth

at the end of the bed. It seemed

to be looking for an escape from

where it was. We have seen so

much rodent damage over the

years that it was amazing to

actually see the critter that was

executing that damage, on a

flatbed. If a vehicle sits for long

periods of time, a creature may

think it’s part of the landscape and

rats, mice, squirrels etc. can sometimes view a vehicle as a

place to live. Then they move in!

It turns out the car had sat for a long period of time and a

rodent had built an elaborate home in the engine. It stored

Rodent Intrusion

enough food to last through the winter even though it had

eaten wiring on the engine and rendered it useless.

We pulled in next to the flatbed and I asked the driver if it

was a no start tow in ”Yep,” he replied. We watched the rat

disappear back up into the car as the tow truck stopped prior

to my question.

It is amazing how much

damage a critter can do to a

car if the car is left unattended

for a long period of time. They

love the taste of wire insulating

material and find the engine

compartment to be a great

place to make a nest.

Amazingly, it’s something

we see quite often so please

bait the area you park your car

in for rodents. It can save you

thousands of dollars. This time, we had to pull the engine

and replace some major wire harnesses plus clean up the

mess and make things right.

Just Sayin!

Cliff

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So The Journey Begins

By Cara J. Peterson

We have a slogan at work that

every person has their own

unique journey. My journey

starts when the love of my life, Leif,

purchased the car of his dreams in

2010, a 911. Since then, I have learned

the meaning of a variety of terms such

as “grid” (don’t park here), “996” and

“PSM” (Please Save Me!) I’ve since watched my husband

drive 100 miles an hour from the side lines many times. Leif

loves it, he lives it and breathes it, but all the while I only

watched. Finally, instead of watching I decided to dive in

and see what the big deal was.

I did my first Time Trial on March 19 in Mineral Wells.

Tannia Dobbins was my instructor. The first thing we did

was get into my car and drive a Parade lap to learn the

course, probably the most important part of the day. I was

driving and felt like I was really flying. It was exhilarating!

Oh, but then we got in Tannia’s Boxster for a “real” lap

around the course. During those 73 seconds I was gritting

my teeth, screaming, holding my breath and loving every

minute of it; Tannia laughing the whole way! She is an

excellent driver with no fear and was by my side the

remainder of the day, both on and off the track. I learned a

lot in just a short period… things like “get loose” (sometimes

good), “traction control” (bad), “turn in and track out”

(good), “DNF” (bad) and the coveted “spin out” (you’ve

pushed the car to learn the limits, good). So for all of you

sideliners... get in the car, get on the gas (gas, gas, gas!) and

I guarantee you will be grinning from ear to ear the whole

way too!

Time Trial #1 - 2011 Results*

Name Class Car Time

Dominick 3 944 73.620

Payne, D 3 944 74.100

McCoy 3 944 74.318

Howard, R 3 924S 76.331

Leavitt 4 944 80.115

Dobbins 5 Boxster 73.757

Kelley 6 Carrera 68.604

TTOD

Pelletier 6 Boxster 68.720

Higgs 7 Cayman 75.386

Thompson 7 911 C4S 76.190

Yanez 7 911 80.109

Photos by Tannia Dobbins

Peterson 7 911 84.020

Herrmann 9 912 69.920

Sayles 10 70.423

Diller 10 911S 71.692

The cars are awesome ... but so are the people; especially

as we enjoy dinner after a fun day of competition.

Autocross #1 - 2011 Results*

Name Class Car Time

Fitch 1 914 130.186

Ussery, A 3 914 110.016

Ussery, F 3 914 110.767

McCoy 3 944 117.095

Payne 3 944 117.902

Howard, R 3 924S 120.762

Spitzer 4 944 112.426

Reif 4 C2 113.689

Dominick 4 944 116.685

Spreen 5 911SC 107.239

Murphy 5 914-6 111.658

Dobbins 5 Boxster 111.957

Kelley 6 Carrera 104.875

TTOD

Pelletier 6 Boxster 105.142

Higgs 7 Cayman 113.599

Nesbitt 7 911 C4 119.184

Herrmann 9 912 107.676

Sayles 10 911 108.636

Diller 10 911S 114.049

Nesbitt L Boxster 129.063

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So, what is this Parade Concours thing all about?

By Cole Scrogham

Photos by Cole Scrogham

That title question really seems to be the most common

thing asked by new Parade attendees…what is this

Concours thing all about? Well, I guess it might be

considered one of those questions where the answer depends

on your perspective. If you have an autocross perspective,

then the “Q-tippers” are slightly off their rocker and the

display is just a nice way to spend the day before the autocross

starts (other than the race cars on display of course!). To the

Rally folks, the display is a little more palatable, but if you

are going to spend that much time with your car you should at

least include a few calculations to correlate the speedometer

with your GPS. I’m not

even going to discuss

the Tech Quiz only

crowd…

The Concours can

be as simple or as

complicated as you

like, from a nice display

of Porsches to enjoy on

a beautiful summer day

to the last details of restoration perfection,

and anywhere in between. The Parade

Concours is the premier Concours event of

the year for PCA; a truly awesome display

of over 60 years of Porsche history in

America and beyond. The Parade location

this year is Savannah, Georgia, a charming

destination city that is sure to provide you

with your fill of pralines and peanuts once you have had

enough of the Concours.

For the first time in the Park’s history, an automotive

display will be allowed on these grounds, courtesy of the

2011 Parade Concours. Porsche Club of America members

will stroll the lawns and gardens festooned with possibly the

finest display of Porsches in Parade history. Reds, Blues,

Yellows and Blacks will add to the Green of Forsyth Park,

as Porsches in all shapes and sizes converge on the grounds.

The Monday event is open to the public and will be buzzing

with activity all day long.

Featuring over a hundred cars, the Concours will display

competitive vehicles in classes, divisions and groups in four

major areas: Preparation, Preservation, Restoration and

Performance. The crowd favorite Historic Display should

feel right at home in this location as well! And if competition

is not your thing, the Corral is another possibility. Several

hundred Porsches will be displayed (grouped by model)

in the non-competitive Corral. To join this collection of

Porsches, you just need to submit a regular entry to the

Parade before registration closes…but if you can’t bring

your Porsche and want to view the Concours, just bring

yourself as this event is open to the public.

The four groups of cars are grouped in roughly the following

criteria (memorize this to impress any innocent bystander at

Forsyth Park that asks the “What’s this Concours thing all

about…” question!):

Preparation-This is the group comprised of mostly newer

cars, they are being judged on how well prepared they are

(ie-clean). There is not so much emphasis on originality as

how completely free of dirt the car is, so watch out for those

Q-tips!

Preservation-This group is the opposite of

Preparation, it is reserved for cars that have been

faithfully maintained and kept original over many

years, so you will see mostly older Porsches

here with decades of careful care and attention.

Cleanliness is not so

important, but all of the

original bits and pieces

certainly are!

Restoration-This group

is made up of cars that

have been restored to their

original condition. This

time consuming process is

evaluated by experienced

teams of judges, some of

whom actually remember

what these cars looked like when they were new! Cleanliness

and originality are judged, making this group a difficult

proposition for entrants, so thankfully there are cars judged

in Touring (top only) and Full (top and bottom of the car is

judged).

Performance-This group of cars ranges from all out racers

to modified street cars, most of them “personalized” to their

owner’s liking. You will see a lot of variety in this group,

which is judged on cleanliness only and feature highly

modified and performance oriented Porsches.

I hope that little refresher course on the Parade Competition

Rules helps you spot the different groups at the Concours,

and make more sense of the myriad of awards and trophies

at the banquet. You can also browse the Porsche Corral

and Historic Display for cars that are not competing, but

certainly add a lot to the display. Feel free to come a day

or so early and enjoy the prep area (air-conditioned!) in the

convention center and see all the work that goes on behind

the scenes of our Day at the Concours!

Won’t you join us there? For more information see

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Member Spotlight: Stephen Muncy (and his family)

Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair

This month’s new member spotlight

is on Stephen Muncy (and his

family). Stephen has a 1974 914

2.0. This is his first Porsche. He searched

a little over two years before finding ‘the

one’ for them. It is originally a Texas car

that was imported in Houston and sold at

a dealership in Laredo. He found it near

Chicago, where it had

been rescued from 15

years in a barn and

partially restored by

the previous owner.

He was determined

to turn the whole

experience into an

adventure, so a friend

and Stephen rode

Amtrak from Fort

Worth to Chicago

-and spent the next 2 days driving it the 925 miles back

home to Texas. Since owning the car, he had it repainted

and replaced the aftermarket wheels with original Fuchs 2.0

alloys. It is currently his daily driver.

Jennifer (his wife) and Stephen both grew up in the Texas

Panhandle. He’s from Amarillo and she’s from Miami

(Texas!) She is from Miami and he is from Amarillo. They

were married in 1995. Jennifer is a funeral director who

does independent consulting. Stephen worked for BNSF

railway for 15 years. His time with the railroad has taken

them from Amarillo to Dodge City, KS then Wichita, KS

and now to Fort Worth. (The Muncy family moved to Keller

in June, 2008.)

Their daughter Berkley is 11 and has appointed

herself the official co-pilot and iPod DJ of the 914.

All three of them are HUGE Texas Rangers fans

and go to the ballpark as much as they can. They

also are very big University of Texas football fans.

They enjoy traveling and are taking a cruise over

spring break. Berkley sings in the choir at her

school and loves to play volleyball. She will be a

cheerleader in the 7th grade next year.

Look for Stephen, Jennifer, and Berkley at a

future event and please extend a warm Maverick welcome.

If you are a new member and would like to be considered

for our monthly “SPOTLIGHT” feature, please contact me

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April 23


Happy Hour - Abuelo’s, Lewisville

By Frank Briggs

Spring has sprung and the gathering

at Abuelo’s was great when you

consider the other

activities taking place

on March 17th. We had

thirty plus Mavericks

and guests join us as we

competed with places

serving green beer, March Madness and

Spring Break.

There was the always enjoyable fellowship

as we shared Porsche stories over adult

beverages before being served wonderful

Mexican food in plates the size of serving

dishes.

With Spring-like weather on this “last

week of Winter,” the parking lot was full

of beautiful P-cars in their top-down state.

It just doesn’t get any better than a 78 degree evening to

enjoy your favorite

ride, visit with

both old and new

friends and discuss

looking forward to

your next Maverick

event. The license

plate on Dee’s and

George’s beautiful

997 Cabriolet says

it all.

Speaking of upcoming events, we are all looking forward

to getting back together at our April 21st Happy Hour at

Wildwood Grill in Southlake. It is a wonderful venue with a

menu to match. I hope to see you there!!

Photos by Frank Briggs

Come join Allan, Cathy, Mark & Randy as well as Froelichs, Susan and Tom

at our next Happy Hour!

Bobbie Briggs, George Luxbacher. Right Side: Doug and Cheryl

Koeppen, and Dee Luxbacher

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Desert Classic Concours D’Elegance

By Chris Christensen

We are still kicking in the California

desert, for those who wondered

where we are. So, this brief note is not

about us, but about The Desert Classic

Concours D’Elegance we visited on 27

February in La Quinta, CA….home of

PGA West and other great golfing venues.

It was the fourth

year for this event, and promoters

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1992 968 Cabriolet

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a backdrop. The problem with all of this; you may lose it

and bid on a car while being taken-in by the surroundings,

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April 25


993 TT Transformation

By Travis Cearley

So we started with a 4,400 mile, bone-stock 1997

Porsche 911 Turbo, in metallic black. Then we tore

the whole car apart.

We began what the Germans call a “transformation.”

That’s a pretty apt description when you go from Porsche’s

superbly designed pinnacle of air-cooled performance in

3.6L form, then enlarge it to 3.8L and add a few other trick

pieces along the way. Not to mention my personal favorite

part, raising the

boost.

The teardown

started by

removing the

engine and

transmission as a

unit, then securing

the engine to a

work stand for

convenience.

Next, we started

peeling away

layers upon layers

of parts so that we

could get to the heart of the matter, the engine case. Once

the cylinder heads were removed, they were sent to John

Day at Day Custom

Engines to be

machined so that the

larger pistons would

clear the combustion

chamber, since the

993 turbo pistons

actually raise out of

the cylinder and into

the head by about 6

millimeters or so.

Since this particular

build requires us to

install new, upgraded

connecting rods,

the case must also be split. Once the cases were separated,

everything was cleaned, and examined for any unusual wear.

Carrillo rods were fitted with new bearings and torqued to

specification while the crankshaft was bolted to a fixture

secured in a vise. New bearings were also installed in the

case halves for the intermediate shaft, and the oil pump was

clearanced further from the factory notches for the slightly

larger connecting rods. At this point, the cases were coated

with flange sealant, and the cases were bolted back together,

while following a specific torque sequence.

After the core of the power plant was reassembled, it was

time to file fit the rings. This procedure takes time and

patience, since one wrong move means you have to start

over with another

new set of rings.

The end gap

when the rings

are on the piston

and installed

in the cylinder

are absolutely

critical for such

Before and after the

transformation!

Photos by Mark Plummer

a demanding

environment.

Too much gap,

and the car loses

compression, too

little and the rings bind under extreme

heat and seize the piston in the cylinder,

causing a catastrophic failure. Once this

painstaking step was finished, the pistons

rings were installed on their matched,

forged pistons and pre-fit into the billet

cylinders. Installation of the “P’s and

C’s” started at the rear of the motor, one by one, and finished

at the front. Now we go back to the cylinder heads

At this point, the “bottom-end” has been completed

and assembled. The heads have been returned from

the machine shop, and it’s time to install them.

The camshaft housing has been loosely bolted on

after the heads are slid onto the studs, so that the

dowels line up after the

heads have been torqued.

The head stud nuts were

lubed and tightened

in series, and the cam

boxes were sealed and

bolted down as well. The

camshafts were wiggled

in, and the retrofit-kit of

mechanically adjusted

rockers were put in place

and adjusted. Old-style

cam gears slide on, so

that the new, upgraded

cam timing can be set to

a whopping 2.3 mm of lift at overlap. Once all of the basic

mechanicals are set, it’s simply a matter of stacking the

remaining components on in order

Aside from the previously mentioned parts, the rest of

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the engine build remains largely stock. The turbos, fuel

pressure regulator, mufflers, and DME unit were replaced

with modified units. A BMC, high-flow air filter was

installed as well. Once the engine was assembled, the

stronger clutch was installed and the power train was

reunited and inserted into the car. An additional oil cooler

was installed behind the A/C condenser on the driver side to

assist with cooling the enhanced engine. Mobil One oil is

the recommended oil from Porsche, and that’s the blood of

choice for this particular animal. Surely, we had to get the

blood pumping…

We pulled the DME relay from the fuse box and cranked

the engine over until we had oil pressure showing on the

gauge. Then it

was time to wake

up the beast. We

plugged the DME

Turbo S fog light/brake

ducts painted body

color. Stratishield

Customs protected

this investment by

wrapping the damageprone

areas with clear

film over the entire

front clip, including

mirrors and the entire

hood and fenders,

along with the rockchip

prone bumper

area behind the rear

tires. Wheels and tires

The interior with its new

steering wheel and gauges.

could not be left unnoticed, so they were replaced with a set

of OZ racing wheels, and the best Michelin rubber available.

Final analysis, this car rocks!!! Tasteful, yet potent.

Smooth, but fierce. I heard there are some heavily modified

Nissan GT-R’s that got embarrassed on the toll way…

Nonetheless, this is what the 993 turbo should have been

from the factory. Now, it’s a reality, watch out!

Once the new cylinder

heads where in place,

it’s time to start the

reassemble.

relay back in, doublechecked

everything,

and fired it up. After

a little coughing and

puffing, the 3.8L lit

off, and settled into a

lopey idle. Great Success!!!

On top of the engine upgrades, we also updated and enhanced

the exterior and interior. The black stitching was replaced

throughout with red, by Johnny Saunders of Exclusive Auto,

who works directly behind our shop at RAC Performance.

We also replaced the stock seats with factory Porsche Sport

seats, with red stitching, and seat backs painted to match the

exterior of the car. The interior was finished out with red

seatbelts, and a set of red-faced gauges, along with Turbo S

door panel inserts and a full carbon interior set from Porsche.

The gear shifter was replaced with a carbon fiber knob, and

to top the interior off, a carbon and leather steering wheel

with red stitching replaced the old unit. The only exterior

modifications were a Turbo S front lip spoiler, and a set of

April 27


Tech Corner

Ed Mullenix, Tech Chair

The last two tech sessions have

been focused on brake system

maintenance and the tech

inspection sheet the club requires prior

to a DE. Our intent was to illuminate the

importance of a mechanically sound car

before it is taken to a track event. A DE

(Drivers’ Education) is high speed spirited

driving that puts stress on the brakes and suspension that are

not normally encountered in every-day driving.

I had the pleasure several years ago of driving a 3.2 liter

Carrera in Germany and down through the Italian Alps. At

that time there were several sections of the Autobahn that

didn’t have speed limits.

Spending most of my

time in the passing lane

was an experience like

no other. Here in the

“flatlands” where one

rarely gets to exceed

the posted speed statute,

it is still exciting to

“mash the right pedal

to the floor” even if

only briefly. Motoring

along on the Autobahn

at 250 kph (more than

140 mph!) was a joy and

knowing that any curves

were well marked and were designed to be taken at high

speed (no 40 kph hairpins) made it that much better.

I enjoy the thrill of driving fast, but I prefer to do it

somewhere where I stand a good chance of surviving the

event. Taking our Porsches to venues like Eagles Canyon

or MotorSport Ranch is absolutely the appropriate place

to experience the capabilities of our cars. Prior to my

“all expense paid vacation” to Iraq in 2003, my shop was

located in McKinney. I recall working on a customer’s 930

that would misfire at 140-150 mph. I performed the repairs

that I thought would cure the problem and took the car up

on Highway 380 to test the results. Then McKinney was

a pastoral setting with only the occasional State Trooper

running radar. I made a low speed run to check for local

DPS activity and after finding none, started my high speed

run. As I shifted through the gears with my right foot firmly

shoved to the floor, I reflected how the small rolling hills and

passing power line poles along the road took on a different

perspective at 140 mph! I also remembered having seen

humongous John Deere four wheel drive tractors pulling

twin 20 row harrows that took up both driving lanes and

Photo from Pelican Parts

the shoulder while motoring along at 25 mph. Were I to

encounter such, as I crested the next hill, I most certainly

would not have been able to stop in time. I lost my nerve

and slowed down. The goal in life is to be “seriously old

and wrinkled when you die.” My thoughts were that I was

neither old nor wrinkled enough yet! This brings us back to

the present AND our tech inspection sheet.

The club is experimenting with the “self-inspection”

concept for those drivers who would like to be able to

sign the “inspected by” line on the inspection sheet.

The program is still in work. At present, the Executive

Committee, Safety Committee, and the Tech Committee,

are all in agreement to permit those drivers in the “Yellow

or White” experience groups to selfinspect

should they feel competent to

do so. Several enthusiastic “Blue”

group drivers’ have expressed interest

in self-inspection as well. At present,

my suggestion would be to exercise

a little patience while we “work the

kinks out!” First and foremost is the

safety of all of the participants. One

of our members offered up the idea

of a “Tech Logbook” similar to the

drivers’ logbook. We’re considering

how to implement something like

that. Training someone about what to

look for and how to prepare or correct

discrepancies on one’s car is not

something that is achieved in one three hour tech session.

Several members have extensive experience working on

their own cars and have invested lots of money in tools

and equipment. Mark and Monda H, who at last count

have five Porsches, have an automotive lift in their garage.

James S, our current Zone 5 Rep, has no reservations

about disassembling his 915 transaxle trackside. For

those contemplating becoming qualified to self-inspect,

talk with other club members who share the enthusiasm

for greasy fingernails and the occasional loss of skin on

their knuckles. Obtain a repair manual and invest in some

tools that will allow you to perform the tasks required to

prepare your car for the track. Prepare your car as well as

you possibly can and then present it to a qualified repair

facility to see if you missed anything. All three Porsche

Dealers in the Metroplex, Autobahn, Boardwalk, and Park

Place, as well as RAC Performance, Zim’s, Mayo’s, Fifth

Gear, and Motorsport Engineering, perform complimentary

tech inspections. I would call one of these club supporters

to arrange an appointment.

Ed

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Your Porsche deserves a new home!

Let me help you find one… .

Laurie

Wirth

REALTOR

Serving North Dallas Suburbs

Phone: 214-223-7488

Email: LaurieWirth@kw.com

Website: www.LaurieWirth.com

April 29


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

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

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Parts.

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

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Emerald

I-35

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New Wheels

Joel Nannis, Membership Chair

Adams, Andy

Westlake, TX 76262

2002 911

Bischoff, Warren

Highland Village, TX

75077

2000 Boxster

Bogda, Pete

Dallas, TX 75252

2011 Panamera 4S

Chevaillier, Mason

Fort Worth, TX 76102

1995 Carrera 2

Chin, Ed (Melanie)

Keller, TX 76248

2006 Cayman S

Cioch, John

Dallas, TX 75219

1979 911

Cole, Bobby

Carrollton, TX 75006

2002 911

Connors, Larry (Kathy)

Plano, TX 75093

2008 Carrera S

Coryell, Dana (Jeffrey)

Richardson, TX 75080

2007 Carrera

Drake, Chris (Katrena)

Wylie, TX 75098

2011 Cayman S

Dzurik, Matt

Fort Worth, TX 76110

2004 911 GT3

Fox, Dave

Allen, TX 75002

2000 Boxster

Francis, Troy

Keller, TX 76244

1995 Carrera

Haiduk, Flo (Kim)

Arlington, TX 76012

2003 911

Kinsman, Roger

Southlake, TX 76092

1987 944

Krysil, Steve (Nichole)

Aubrey, TX 76227)

1959 356

Lawson, Matt

Rockwall, TX 75087

2000 Carrera

Loder, Melissa (David)

Plano, TX 75024

2009 Cayenne GTS

Pennington, Brent

Irving, TX 75063

2007 Boxster S

Reddin, Charles

Frisco, TX 75034

2006 911

Schuster, Mike

(Anne Denise)

Bedford, TX 76021

2010 Boxster S

Taber, Tommy

Dallas, TX 75201

2006 Cayman S

Trent, Jason

Dallas, TX 75243

2007 Cayman

Wright, Cliff (Karri)

Waxahachie, TX 75165

2007 Turbo

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call

Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600.

Maverick Member Totals

Members ~ 1,157

Affiliate Members ~ 789

Total Membership ~ 1,946

Anniversaries

George, William

Luecke, P

Sutton, William

Lannom, Jim

Coward, Kevin

Seipp, Frederick

Brownell, Larry

Hinkle, John

Lindsay, James

Vanderpool, Jeff

45 Years

40 Years

25 Years

20 Years

15 Years

Paris

Dallas

Richardson

Pottsboro

Denton

Dallas

Garland

Dallas

Mc Kinney

Colleyville

Butler, Donald

Jones, Robert

Krupp, Gerry

Perrine, Clay

Turner, Robert

Hausegger, Siegfried

Jarvis, Andrea

Krupp, Angela

Schar, Tom

Sivadasan, Rekha

Szysh, Ian

10 Years

5 Years

Fort Worth

Pittsburg

Colleyville

Hurst

Argyle

Arlington

Plano

Colleyville

Coppell

Dallas

Colleyville

April 31


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For Sale: 2003 Porsche 911 C2, Midnight Blue Metalic, Gray Interior, 6

speed, Bose High End Sound System, Leather Seat Package, Power seat package,

rear window wiper, 18” Turbo wheels, Cd changer. 32,00 miles, this car is as new.

Phone: 214 358 1178 E-Mail: vdiblasi@swbell.net $33,500.00 (1)

For Sale: 2003 996 Carrera Coupe, Perfect, inside and out. Still smells

new. Classy seal gray with gray interior. All scheduled maintenance, kept covered

and garaged (rained on only 3 times - no snow), 18K original miles-only driven

weekends, all maintenance records available, new Michelin Pilot Sport N3-rated

tires, no accidents or curb rash or even a scratch, sun roof, non-smoker. Upgrades

include: Bose sound system, sport suspension, 18” GT3 wheels, GT3 rocker panel

flare ground effects, white instruments with brushed aluminum bezels, full 3M

clear bra on hood, fenders, mirrors and behind rear wheels, Porsche OEM Quad

Tip Exhausts, transferable EasyCare warranty. Original owner stated this car

was one displayed by Porsche North America in the Detroit Auto Show, thus the

extra features. You won’t find a nicer 996. $34,900. Contact Allen Shoulders at

817.980.8553 or allen.shoulders@ey.com (1)

For Sale: VERY RARE : 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Targa, Displayed

indoors for the last 5 years in a private collection. Current professional appraisal

is $62,000. Outstanding example of one of the last true 911’s ever produced

by Stuttgart. Grand Prix White/ Tan Leather interior. This 911/930 Turbo Targa.

Bring your mechanic, paint meter, appraiser and checkbook as this Porsche has no

excuses that it is a 22 year old car - it is fabulous. This may be a once in a lifetime

chance to acquire a real head-turning, drop dead gorgeous, 930 Turbo Targa. I

am asking $39,900, but if you think about it, you can buy this $62,000 Porsche

for LESS than $26,000 when you consider the $14,087 of work just completed to

make it like new. Please call me, Wilf Pinsonneault @ (902) 640-2445 or (902)

982-3764 (2)

For Sale: 2004 James Dean Anniversary Edition Boxster S, 27,000

miles, GT Silver Metallic with Cocoa Top and Interior. Only 1,953 were

manufactured and only 500 are in the United States--I have the Certificate of

Authenticity. This vehicle has been meticulously maintained. It’s been garaged

and the paint and interior are in premier condition. 3.2 Liter, Six-Cylinder Engine,

265 HP, Mid Engine, Hydraulic clutch, Power Steering, Front and Rear Stabilizer

Bars, Cruise Control, Alarm System, Heated Leather Seats, Automatic climate

control with A/C, Bose High-End sound package. For more information, call Tim

Mitchell 916-769-0262 or email timmitchell@buzzoates.com asking $32,000 (2)

WANTED: 2004-2005 Porsche Boxster, Serious buyer desires 2004-2005

Porsche Boxster in excellent condition. Automatic is a must. Prefer one-owner,

grey metallic with red leather interior, but will look at others. No red. Must have

service records. Contact is Larry Levy 972-490-3858. Please let me know what

else I need to do. P.S. My neighbor hit and destroyed my beautiful 2000 Porsche

Boxster. I am brokenhearted and need a replacement (3)

For Sale: 1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, NEW PRICE! Black/Black/

greyseats, 28K miles garaged/no track use, beautiful gloss paint with Gemballa

side skirts, Champion wheels/ new Michelin tires 225 front 315 rears, 100 Hp

upgrade from dealer /155k purchase price, carbon fiber interior/new battery/

zenon headlights, full power heated adj seats/A/C cold, all instruments work/

new front brakes. This car was owned by former Ranger Pudge Rodriguez as he

had it shipped to spring training. Beautiful example of one of the last air cooled

classics. Also on www.autotrader.com. $75,000 . Contact Doug at 214-533-5844

or dbielefeld@sbcglobal.net (3)

For Sale: 2003 996 GT2, DE/Track Car, Beautiful fully set up track ready!

25K miles, Seal grey, Moton suspension, Gt3 seats, harnesses, GIAC tune. 500

Horsepower. Can be quickly converted back to stock with optional original seats

and wheels. Very clean and dealer serviced. Records. $85,000 Doug Bielefeld

dbielefeld@sbcglobal.net or 214-533-5844 (3)

For Sale: 1999 Boxster, Midnight Blue, grey interior. The car is in

mechanically a 10, cosmetically an 8. 93k, all work since I have owned it

(3rd owner) by 5th Gear in Flower Mound. Upgrades include the following:

Tarrett Adjustable Sway Bars front and rear, GT3 Adjustable Front Control Arms, 2

sets of wheels and tires both low mileage (1 set Hankook RS3 for autoX < 1 season

the other set Sumitomo


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