• Father’s Day Picnic
• Sunday Drive
• Rally School
• Wild Wildflowers
• May at Mayo’s
February 2011 - Published by the Maverick Region
June 2007 -
Porsche Club of America
Zone 5 Presidents.........................................1
Drifting (President’s Column)......................2
Maverick of the Month.................................2
Windscreen (Editor’s Column).....................5
List of Officers/Board Chairs.......................4
New Member Spotlight..............................23
New Wheels & Numbers............................31
Calendar of Events.......................................1
Tech Session - Boardwalk............................2
Drivers’ Education - EC...............................7
Time Trial/Autocross Weekend at MW........9
Happy Hour at Fox Sports Grill............... 24
2011 Porsche Parade - Savannah................31
Past Event Recaps
Hope for Christmas 2010...........................10
Happy Hour at Love & War in Texas......24
It’s REALLY the People.............................26
Calling ALL Mavericks..............................11
A “Sound” Review.....................................17
Volume 49 February 2011, Issue 2
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2 Board Meeting
8 Lewisville Lunch
17 Happy Hour - Fox Sports Grill
19 Tech Session - Boardwalk
24 Southlake Lunch
6 Board Meeting
9 Autocross Academy - TBD
10 Autocross #2 - TBD
12 Lewisville Lunch
16-17 Drivers’ Education - MSR
21 Happy Hour - Wildwood Grill
28 Southlake Lunch
30 Time Trial #2
EC - Eagle’s Canyon, Slidell
MW- Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells
MSR- Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson
TMS- Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth
Penn- Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford
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6 Sunday Drive
8 Lewisville Lunch
12-13 Drivers’ Education - EC
17 Happy Hour - Abuelo’s
19 Time Trial #1 - MW
20 Autocross #1 - MW
24 Southlake Lunch
1 Autocross #3
4 Board Meeting
10 Lewisville Lunch
19 Happy Hour - BJ’s
21 Time Trial #3 - MW
22 Autocross #4 - MW
26 Southlake Lunch
28-29 Drivers’ Education - EC
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2011 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
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John Hamilton, President
We’ve got a busy 2011 ahead!
By the time you read this, we
will have had our All Member
Party to kick off the New Year. Plus, we
had a Tech Session in January on brake
maintenance, and one coming on February
19th on Self-Teching your car for DE (see
the ad later in this Slipstream). Our Happy
Hours continue to be extremely well-attended – hope to see
you at the Fox Sports Grill in Plano on Feb. 17th.
Our Board Meeting had a number of very positive reports,
AND the beginning of discussions on our Maverick
Region’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Our committee will
be forming over the next two months, so if you’re interested
in contributing, please contact me and I’ll be sure to pass
along your interest to the soon-to-be-formed committee.
Also at our board meeting, Mike Farrar offered to help our
Drivers’ Education Equipment Manager, Luke Edson, with
the equipment. Thanks, Mike! Brendan Eagan joined us to
see how he could contribute. I invite each of you to join
us at a board meeting which includes a free dinner and see
what we do and see how you could give a little back. Just
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take care of the rest.
Our next Board Meeting is Wednesday, March 2nd.
Speaking of Drivers’
Education (D.E.), our new
schedule has been posted
for 2011. Our first event is
March 12-13 at Eagles Canyon
Raceway just outside Denton.
I hope to see you there.
For being the Maverick of the Month, The Silver
Fox in Grapevine is giving Mike dinner for two at their
award winning steak house.
So THANK YOU, Mike, for all you do!
Mav of the Month
Who is more deserving of our
Mav of the Month award than
Mike Brodigan – our larger
than life president, for the
last two years, who has kept
the focus on our core values:
the people and activities of
the Maverick Region and
our Hope Shelter charity?
Congratulations, Mike, and
thank you for all you’ve done
as president, and will continue
to do as our new Drivers’
John enjoys DE’s, Happy Hours, Porsche
Parade and other social events. He and
wife Chris have owned Porsches since
1996 and joined the Club in 2002. John’s
Grandfather in New Jersey owned a 1960
356B Coupe and later a 1965 356SC Cab
so that’s how it got in his blood.
POSITION Milton, James CHAIRPERSON
AX Chair Tannia Dobbins
Lewisville Milton, James
TT Chair Travis Howard
AX/TT Lewisville Registrar Michael
AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis
AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy
AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard
& 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
& Mike Lockas
Membership Joel Nannis
Past President James Shoffit
Public Relations Andrea Bell
Advertising Pat Friend
Event Ad Design Christy Payne
Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears
Printing Fran Ussery
Staff Wendy Shoffit, Matt Platts,
Andy Mears, Jan Mayo
Zone 5 Rep.
Chris has been a Maverick for over ten
years and owned a 2000 Boxster S. He
recently sold it with tears in his eyes…
Welcome, dream car; a 2010 Carrera
Cab. Now that the tears have dried up,
he’s having a blast! Here’s to sharing
the fun in our events with many Mav’s
Madhu has been a member of the
Maverick Region since 2009. He and
his wife, Roshni, really enjoy meeting
members of the club at various social
and driving events. “It’s not the
cars... it’s the people” that make this
club great. He is currently driving
a red 2008 Carrera S and loves it!
Please help us to keep growing!
Jim 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
Richard Bradley, Managing Editor
Today is the day to make a difference!
We all have the opportunity to make
a difference if we so choose. We can
start in the garage, with a neighbor, even
in our community. Let’s work together
as a community, a tight knit, well oiled,
German machine and make a difference.
We can see the changes we have shared in
as we look back at the changes that have taken place at the
HOPE Shelter. We can also see a difference on page four
with our newly elected officers, and if you look real closely,
you will see a blank space, a space waiting for you to step
up and make a difference in our Region. Please consider
joining us as we begin planning for the Region’s 50th year
anniversary. It’s going to be an awesome event!
As you enjoy this month’s issue, I hope you notice some of
the changes taking place. We’ve added the number of
members to the New Wheels page so you can see how our
region is continually growing. Even in today’s environment,
we added 22 new members to our roster which only indicates
to me, that this club is about the people. Thank you Alan
Bambina, one of our past Presidents, for coining the phrase,
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Play here for Fun and Education and find the
Play for Prizes on the Web at http://mavpca.org
Answers and Winners to be posted at the end of
Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this and the
Web Trivia together!
Congratulations to our December Web Winner
for getting all five correct.
Honorable mention also goes to Carey Spreen, Andrew
Hoetger, and Gerald Zinn for also getting ALL 5 Correct.
The Winner was determined by a Drawing.
Bob will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to
1. Ferdinand Porsche was the Designer of the Volkswagen from which the
Porsche 356 was derived and designed by Ferry Porsche. Who is the
credit for the design of the 911 is generally given to?
a. Ferry Porsche b. Peter Porsche c. Butzi Porsche d. Wolfgang Porsche
- Porsche know item for years
2. If you were to buy a Used Porsche from an Authorized Dealer that was
eligible as a Porsche Approved Certified PreOwned vehicle that was 6
years old and had 79,999 miles on it; how long would the new Limited
Factory Warranty continue?
a. 1 years/12,000 miles b. 2 years/20,000 miles c. 2 years/24,000 miles
d. 3 years/30,000 miles - Porsche Website for PreOwned Cars
3. Many Porsches have KONI Shock Absorbers as standard equipment, and
many owners add them for track use. Where are KONI Shocks made?
a. Germany b. France c. Switzerland d. Holland - Their Box
4. The new GT2 RS may just be the best 911 ever. Its performance numbers
certainly suggest so. Zero to 60 is just 3.6 seconds. What is the Porsche
claimed time for 0-100?
a. 5.9 b. 6.3 c. 6.5 d. 6.8 seconds - Autoweek, Oct 25, p33
5. The new GT2 RS cost some $245,000 and it comes standard with Turbo
Noise-Damping, Power Steering, and PASM, but no A/C nor Sound
System. Can you even talk Porsche into letting you have A/C and a
a. YES b. NO - Autoweek, Oct 25, p33
Answers: 1) c 2) b 3) d 4) d 5) a
Secretary, Madhu Rao
Make it smooth. That’s my first
thought as I compose these
meeting minutes. Lisa Steele
has been so helpful to me by creating
a smooth transition for me into this
role. This is a great opportunity to
say Thank You to Lisa for all of
your past, present, and future contributions
to the Maverick Region.
The January meeting briefly reviewed 2010
accomplishments and focused on plans for 2011-2012.
The 2011 Maverick Region Board Officers were installed
and include: President – John Hamilton, Vice-President
Chris Christensen, Treasurer – Jim Falgout, and Secretary
– Madhu Rao. A brief bio of each officer and their contact
information appears on page 4 in this edition of Slipstream.
Please contact us with your comments, suggestions, and
As President, John opened the meeting by thanking the
previous officers and chairs for a great year. He then
outlined the need to create a culture of inclusion, fun, and
fellowship in all Maverick Region activities. John described
a goal to increase the involvement amongst our nearly
1800 members through a strategy of Fun & Fifty. The fun
part is synonymous with how this Region approaches our
events, no explanation needed there! The fifty relates to our
region’s 50th anniversary coming up in 2012. John noted
that a subcommittee will be established to help plan this
wonderful event and asked for any potential volunteers.
Those responding “yes” included Mike Farrar (see below),
BJ Harvey, Christy Payne, Lisa Steele, Richard Bradley
and Madhu Rao. Additional information is forthcoming.
Lastly, John mentioned that an update on the Hope Shelter
would be available later this quarter.
As Treasurer, Jim reported that “we have money.” Jim
requested budgets from the activity chairs to facilitate his
planning and review work for 2011. Those in attendance
thanked Jim for his leadership in this role.
Driving right along, Robyn and Travis Howard (aka
“Gridmaster T”) shared the upcoming Autocross and Time
Trial (AX/TT) events in 2011 and their interest in finding
a large outdoor venue to host future events. If you are
aware of such a venue please contact them! AX events are
currently scheduled for March 19th and April 9th, 2011.
Please check the Maverick Region website and future issues
of Slipstream for information.
Pat Friend noted that our sponsor relationships and
payments continue to develop to a very high level. This
may be due to the value associated with Slipstream and our
Maverick Region activities. He noted that the Goodie Store
is running smoothly.
Shifting gears, Ed Mullenix mentioned two upcoming
Tech sessions in Q1 2011. The first one is on January
15th at Autobahn Porsche in Fort Worth. The second is on
February 19th at Boardwalk Porsche in Plano. These are
great opportunities to learn more about your Porsche from
individuals who are passionate about their Porsches.
Richard Bradley, the managing editor of Slipstream, is
really Happy! The January 2010 Slipsteam includes two
features about Maverick Region Happy Hours. Great news!
Richard also noted the Drivers’ Education ad on page 9 of
the January edition of Slipstream should read; March 12-13,
2011. You really didn’t want to wait until October, did you?
Christy Payne, the Social Chair, noted that the total
proceeds from Founders Day exceeded $3800! Total
attendance was 90. (Thank You to Christy and everyone
involved for organizing such a wonderful event.) Christy
also provided an overview of the January All-Member
party and shared some very interesting future venues under
consideration. Christy also presented the 2010 Maverick
Region Top Driver award to Robyn Howard (female) and
Ray Kelly (male). Congratulations! Given the caliber of
drivers in this region this is a great achievement.
Mike Brodigan is DE man this year. Seriously, he really is!
Mike is the new Drivers’ Education (DE) chair this year. He
noted the strong attendance in 2010 and thanked everyone
for their help to make these events great. His vision for
2011 is to increase DE participation. His first proposal is
to assign mentors to DE participants. His second relates
to offering a promotional incentive for advanced drivers to
sustain their participation throughout the year.
John Harvey chairs the Sunday Drive events this year.
Arranging these drives requires lots of planning. He and last
year’s chair, Clint Blackman, received recognition for doing
so. John noted that 25 drivers took part in the December
2010 Holiday Lights Tour. He also noted that March 6th
will be the first Sunday Drive this year. He also presented
a concept idea of an overnight Saturday/Sunday in the
John Harvey and Mike Brodigan shared information from
our Rally Chair Carey Spreen. John H. noted that he and
Carey would be conducting site visits to evaluate locations
for a Rally event. Mike B. noted that Carey is writing
an article about Richard Selcer and the history of the award
bearing Mr. Selcer’s name. Carey welcomes any additional
information from Maverick Region members about
Chris Christensen was a Happy man too! He noted that
all of the Happy Hour restaurants were already secured for
2011. Some of the venues are favorite Maverick Region
locales and some are new to the Region. He looks forward
to handling the procedural details associated with our
Region and noted a smooth transition in responsibilities
from Bryan Bell.
Maverick Moments. Since this is a member-driven
organization based on transparency the Board encourages
members to attend the monthly board meetings. Meetings
are typically held on the first Wednesday of the month.
Attending this meeting were two members, Mike Farrar and
Brendan Egan. Having been a member for 10 years, Mike
attended his first meeting in December to determine how
he could ‘give-back’ to the region. At this meeting Mike
volunteered to help out Luke Edson (the DE equipment
manager) as well as serve on the 50th anniversary committee.
Thank you very much! Brendan Egan also attended and
mentioned that his goals were to meet more people in the
Region and participate in more activities. Sounds great,
Brendan. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events
Meeting adjourned 8:10 pm.
Hope for Christmas 2010
By Clara Lewis
Photos by James Gunaca & Dave Frick
It was a happy and jolly December 18th as we Mavericks
celebrated Christmas with the Huffaker-Hughes Hope
House. For the second year in a row
we met at the First Presbyterian Church in
Thanks to the
Wall and his
Rev. Paton Wall with Santa Hamilton and
arrived with gifts, Lisa Huffaker and her
merry elves had been at work. The tree was
trimmed, decorations adorned the dining
Lisa Huffaker & Santa
hall, tables were set, and a bountiful array of food
Jean Frick leading songs
At the appointed time “High Noon,” Santa flew
down to give gifts to 17 mothers and 23 anxious
children, residents and past residents of Hope
Back by popular demand was the STV Almrausch Bavarian
Dancers. This is the second year they have given of their time
and talents of music,
dance and song.
Three children of this
traveling group were
so touched by their
of last year
Annika & Ethan
Keesecker,& Alyssa Kramer
S t a r t i n g
2 0 1 0 ,
A n n i k a
Keesecker 12 and Alyssa Kramer 10 started baby sitting
and performing other jobs small and large to save money
for the Hope Children’s Christmas. Ethan Keesecker, 7
took money from his savings account to participate in this
fund. Parents Rich and Susan Keesecker matched the total
funds raised. The children purchased WalMart gift cards
and gave them to the mothers and children.
To finish the fun filled day, Jean Frick
with her violin led us in Christmas
Carols. It wouldn’t have felt like a
complete Christmas without Jean’s
Maybe next Christmas you will be
blessed at seeing the happy faces of
the mothers and their children at the
Huffaker Hughes Hope House
A great time
by all enjoying
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A “Sound” Review
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to meet many, many famous
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opening of the
last January. Dieter
one of my favorites. Dieter is the
Deputy Director at Porsche in charge
of the Porsche Archives located on
the upper floors of the Museum.
The Museum has a library of every
photograph taken of a Porsche...every
movie... every article..... everything
that ever said Porsche! (They even
have copies of our Slipstream!)
Dieter is the author of several
Porsche books including Die Marke,
Porsche Chronicle, The Porsche Way
and others. Dieter recently published
his new book, Porsche Sounds.
Porsche Sounds is terrific! Dieter
has produced a collection of
incredible Porsche SOUNDS from their most famous
Porsche sportscars! This unique book contains
outstanding stereophonic CD reproductions of thirty of
Porsche’s finest engines from the Number 1 Roadster to
the Panamera Turbo. The recordings are so fine that you
can “feel” these great cars as they roar past you, “right to
left” on the track. In addition to the Sounds CD, Dieter
also included a collection of great “Performance” driving
music...with “Can’t Slow Down” by Foreigner and other
contemporary driving tunes. The third “Elegance” CD is
a collection of terrific classical music that “waltzes you
down the road.”
Besides these great recordings... this collector quality,
hard cover “Ear Book” is an outstanding collection of
photographs from the Porsche Museum archives. 219
pages cover the 30 cars represented on the Sounds CD.
The photos on each car include full color publicity
photos, candid racing photos to photos that have not
been seen in years. Page 5 is a thumbnail photo page of
each car on the Sound CD that makes it easy to match
each CD track to the specific Porsche auto. The book has
a European flair as it is written in both German and
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Cliff’s Ramblings: “off the wall department” of my mind, I ramble.
By Cliff Blackshear
originally intended this article to
be an interview/ramble about the
Flying Lizard race team and the 2011
season. Our workshop’s resident Lizard
(Abel Jimenez) has been away for many,
many weeks with the team preparing for
24 Hour Le Mans race and ALMS GT2
season. Plus I know from talking with him
they have prepared a prototype for the Grand Am 24 Hour
race and it has been laborious to develop to now. Getting the
car ready has been grueling for them.
I will have to delay that article for now. I hit a writers’ block
on how to write it and did not get with Abel soon enough.
Now I have something put together for the article, but do
not have permission from Flying Lizard PR department to
send in. Hummmm… He showed me some great pics he
has taken in the shop, but can’t share any without proper
permission, most understandable. I would not submit
anything here without the official permission of the Flying
Lizard PR department. A rough draft has been submitted to
them and I’m awaiting permission for it as well as photos I
like from the prep shop.
So from the “off the wall department” of my mind, I
Here is something I have been thinking about for quite
some time. I’ve been pondering all the changes with our
fuel injection systems a lot lately. Mainly I reach back
to when I started and love how things have evolved; it is
interesting to me. Porsche introduced mechanical injection
way, way back. 911E I believe. Purists can get all upset if
I do not know exact year etc. or list all the other cars that
ran this system. I honestly do not care. I grew very intimate
with this system, how it works, how to set it up etc., at 1
mile above sea level in Colorado. It was challenging to say
the least. I learned how to make that system sing. Once
correctly set up it needed little attention afterwards. T’s E’s
and S 911’s all set up differently in that environment. It was
a system designed to get HP at high R’s. At low revs it was
dirty, and wasteful. The howl from a mechanical injected E
or S at wide open throttle between 4500 and redline is still
one of the most awesome sounds an engine can make as far
as I’m concerned.
In 1972, I went to training for the introduction of the 1973
911T. The car had 1 battery instead of 2 and introduced
CIS injection. Mechanical injected and CIS injected cars
were sold side by side for a short period afterwards. CIS
injection was a huge change. It was fraught with early
production problems. Porsche hammered us with training
on the system over and over for years. The system became
pretty darned efficient. Introduction of oxygen sensing in
1980 really made it an environmentally friendly system. Yet
that system was quite flawed in retrospect. It was the leading
edge technology of the day though.
Then Digital Motor Electronics (DME) was introduced and
is still with us today. 1987 944S was first to have adaptive
control. Disconnect the battery on this car, then reconnect,
start engine, and it will run erratically (especially at idle).
Yet after a few minutes it adapts to all inputs and smooths
out. The 1984 Carrera was basically bullet proof. We just
had no problems with it. It ran clean. HP output was always
as designed and EPA was kept happy. Porsche never stopped
pushing the boundaries. More HP while meeting emission
mandates was their theme. It has morphed into an amazing
system too. LSU O2 sensors, direct injection fuel metering
that we can see and monitor in micro grams per injection
stroke. My little blue-collar mind loves this stuff.
Today the injection system constantly strives to put fuel and
ignition moments exactly on point for both environmental
needs and power demands. If you drive a new 997 GT3RS in
heavy traffic today it will stay on lean limit, putting out near
nothing as far as carbon monoxide, hydro carbon, oxides of
nitrogen, pollutants are concerned. Grandma this car around
and the combustion chambers will not care. They will stay
clean and be ready for combat any time. It will run smooth
under any conditions. Take that same car to the track and it
will just scream with awesome performance. It does not get
any better than that, period!
Direct injection combined with the trusty DME has been
an amazing system. It makes the combustion process so
much more efficient. Combine a very efficient injection
process with a monitoring system that constantly monitors
input data, then edits all output fuel and ignition point data
in micro seconds and it is pretty amazing to witness.
Today we can go to an “actual value menu” and see the
edits the system is making. Witness the combustion process
monitoring, determine if required exhaust gas output is “on
point” and what small edits were made in injection stroke,
cam timing, and ignition points. When everything is inside
the design boundaries the engine is making all the HP it
can, while burning as little fuel as possible, thus creating the
smallest amount of emissions possible.
When a fuel stroke edit is created we can see it. If the
engine is a little lean on one bank a bit of fuel is added to
compensate and maximum efficiency is once again reached.
If its too rich then a little fuel is taken away to keep the
combustion process correct. There are numbers we can look
at that tell us what changes were made to keep everything
stoichiometric…….. continued on pg 20
Cliff’s Ramblings: continued
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scoops, is constantly evolving and Porsche refers to this
as “Charge Air” or “Cylinder Filling.” Intake manifold
air columns that are constantly messaged with “manifold
expansion technology,” are variable turbine technology, etc.
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Member Spotlight: Tom Greer
Andrea Bell, Public Relations Chair
This month’s new member spotlight
is on Tom Greer. When I initially
contacted Tom about this story,
he hesitated because he felt like he was
boring. After some encouragement from
his wife however, he finally agreed to
participate. Tom retired after thirty-one
years as a police officer, but said he got
bored within a few months. So he now works for another
police department reviewing red light videos and as a desk
officer. During his years in law enforcement, he has worked
patrol, narcotics, and various other plainclothes assignments.
He was also a police emergency driving instructor and he
taught motorcycle safety for several years in the DFW area.
Tom said that he has always wanted a Porsche, but until
recently just had other places to put his money. He and his
wife purchased a 2008 Cayman a few months back and
say they love it. He said, “We’re planning on taking it on
weekend getaways. I still ride my Harley, but the Cayman is
the first choice now when we go someplace.”
Tom is a native Texan and has basically lived in the DFW
area all of his life. (He has lived in Garland, Dallas, and
now is in Fort Worth.) His father was in the Air Force so
he moved around in the States and even lived in England
briefly. He attended school in Denison. He then joined the
Marine Corps and spent time in the Philippines.
Tom keeps busy with three daughters and three
grandchildren all living in the DFW area. Tom said he also
enjoys traveling, reading, and F1 racing. However he added,
he spends most of the time chasing the grandkids! (I can
almost see him grinning from here.)
I think you will agree that Tom is definitely not boring and
I owe his wife a big thank you for giving him “the look” that
helped convince him to be in our Spotlight! I imagine he
has all kinds of stories to share – just ask him. Please look
for him and his wife at future Maverick events and welcome
them into our family. If you are a new member and would
like to be considered for our monthly “SPOTLIGHT”
feature, please contact me at email@example.com.
Happy Hour - Love and War in Texas
Chris Christensen, Happy Hour Chair
cold day may have deterred a few
from attending Happy Hour; in
a d d i t i o n ,
an error in
i n d i c a t i n g
Happy Hour would be held
at the Love and War, Plano
location. Since there are
only two locations in the
Metroplex, it is hard to get it
wrong, but mistakes happen.
We apologize and hope no one
is too upset with us. We will
try harder next time, hopefully
preventing this from happening again.
This was our first Happy Hour at Love and War; we
will schedule it again next year since all (Happy Hour)
restaurants have been
selected (please check
the Maverick Calendar)
John Hamilton with Robin,
Richard & Ethan Bradley
for this year. We had
thirty hardy Mavericks
come out and join in the
camaraderie- the food
and service was very
good-definitely a repeat
This writer will be out of town next month; John Hamilton
has graciously accepted responsibility and is taking charge
of Happy Hour. It will also be a first time visit to the
Fox Sports Grill - there is a private room reserved for the
they own a
4S Cab. We
to seeing you
both at future
It was great
Denise and Bruce Moore enjoying
their first club activity!
visiting with our Editor and his family; Robin and their
son Ethan. Great to have families join in the fun, and since
Photos by Chris Christensen
Ethan is slightly taller than his Dad, we know (Dad) looks
up to him for good reason.
Next month we will hold
Happy Hour at the Fox
Sports Grill located at 5741
Legacy Drive, Plano, TX.
75024 – tel. 972-312-1369.
The BMW club meets there,
so it should be good (right?).
Sorry about that, but they
have been meeting there for
years. How bad could it be?
Finally, I want to thank all
of those who have joined in
making Happy Hour a
Come out and join in the fun!
success in 2010. We hope
that our dinners will continue
and more of you will come out and meet new members.
“It’s not just the cars, it’s the people”… well okay, the cars
are pretty nice too. Y’all take care and see you when we get
It Really IS the People!
Tannia Dobbins, AX Chair
2010 is over and the 2011 season
is just around the corner. Yes, I
still have much to do to get my
car ready. What do I want to upgrade
now before the season starts? Do I
want to go ahead and get a set of tires?
I also have to make sure that all the “To
Do” items are done for getting ready
Tannia Dobbins for the AX season. Did I get all the
dates lined up for
the events this year? Do they conflict
with other Maverick events? Do they
conflict with non-Porsche club driving
events? Will people turn out this year?
Will those that did last year be back ?
Did they enjoy the events? And, did
others get their cars fixed?
For those of us that participate in
Maverick’s Autocross and Time
Trial events there is a lot to do to get
ready for events days. Tires, check.
Brake fluid, check. Helmet, check. Car
numbers, check. Register, check. Pay, check. Hat, check.
The list goes on and on. And, when events are over, we wait
anxiously for the scores to be posted so we can see who had
the fastest time of the day, fastest in class, etc. Yes, this is
Truth be told, we do focus on the results and the journey
to the acclaimed “Top
Driver” award. However,
today that is not my focus
as I want to recognize
the dedicated individuals
who do all of the above,
but also help make
these events fun
and available for
car enthusiasts to
enjoy - both for
and other local
Travis Howard clubs. Without
them, there would
be no Autocross and Time Trial events. It is about
the cars; but, it is also about the dedicated volunteers
who consistently and unselfishly roll up their sleeves
to help continue the AX and TT traditions! If you are
not that familar with the events, you might remember
the cars they drive more than the faces behind the cars
-- especilly since their cars often get more exposure in
Photos by Charlie Davis
Slipstream. So, now you
get to take a look at the
people behind the cars!
Travis Howard, TT Chair,
had some interesting
words not long ago when
he mentioned that as he
volunteered he didn’t
really think about his
“exit strategy.” I
guess not since
he is the Chair for the 2011 season, too! I, for one,
am glad. Travis is always there, with a smile, and
will do whatever he needs to do to help out at the
events - TT or AX alike.
Carey Spreen doesn’t have an official role in the
AX and TT events, but his absence would be greatly
noticed. Carey always helps clean up the course
and has on every occasion has said “sure” without
a second thought when I’ve asked if he could be our
chief driving instructor for the day.
Mike Lockas is responsible for the AX and TT worker
assignments but he always helps in any way he can - often
instructing others, helping
with course setup and
cleanup, etc. He can always
be counted on and does so
Chuck McCoy is another
person that doesn’t have
a formal role. But, that
doesn’t stop him from
contributing to the overall
success of the season. I
think that Chuck is always there!
He helps with “cone management,”
instructs, and helps do tech
Richard Diller is our resident
“Guard Dog” taking on the role of
watching over our gear and cars
while we are off sleeping in our
dry, warm hotel rooms, grabbing
lunch, or enjoying the company of
the club members at dinner after
the events. Thank you, Richard.
Also, special thanks to Carole for the great cupcakes!
Robyn Howard didn’t have formal role in 2010, unless you
It Really IS the People! continued
really want to count keeping
me in line. Literally, she
was the force behind me
getting the schedule out, the
awards completed, and, did I
mention talking me into the
job of AX Chair? Hmmm.
Lesson here: Do not answer
the phone when Robyn calls
Jeff Herrmann is our “tech
inspector” so he seems to be busy buzzing around making
sure everyone else is ready to drive - before getting his own
car ready. He always helps breakdown the course and, most
of the time, is the last to leave
the event when the day is done.
He also helps Richard as the
backup for “Guard Dog” duty.
Darron Shaffer was noticeably
absent during the 2010 season,
but that didn’t stop him for
answering the phone and
patiently helping us newbies
Jeff Herrmann figure out
equipment (again). It only took me the
whole season lots of Darron’s patience,
but I think I FINALLY know what to do
with the gear.
Charlie Davis, our esteemed Truxster
driver, and resident photographer.
Charlie has slowed the pace lately but
that doesn’t mean his contributions
have. In fact, it was Charlie that gave Darron Shaffer
me Truxster driving lessons ... objects
flying out the door and all. The good news is that we managed
to actually find
them the next day
when picking up
Kristi Kelly gets
-- since she doesn’t
actually drive in the
events. She comes
out to support Ray
and often times
helps us post or work timing when we are short handed.
And, did I mention that she also has a nice warm trailer and
feeds us occasionally? Hmmm.
Better not let that word get out.
Michael Pelletier probably has
one of the most challenging jobs
- TT and AX registrar. While he
runs the job out of his Boxster,
unlike Andrea Bell who seemed
to have a whole office setup, he
does manage to get it all done and
remembers who did what, who still
owes, who needs to be classified, etc. Thank you, Michael.
This would not be complete
without mentioning others
including those that are not
Porsche drivers! We have lots
of other drivers attend our events
and take part in the rivalries,
and many of these drivers
contribute to the success of the
season as well. Special mention
goes to Mitch Williams, James
Michael Pelletier Wilkinson, and Joshua Dexter.
They may not make every event,
but when they do you can count on them helping
anyway they can. They will make ice runs, setup
the course, breakdown the course, and even feed the
whole lot occasionally!
For those of you that came out and play with us,
thank you! For those that contributed to the fun, you
See you in 2011.
Ed Mullenix, Tech Chair
Our first ever tech session in Fort
Worth was a huge success.
Sixteen or so enthusiastic Porsche
owners showed up at Autobahn on a chilly
rainy Saturday morning. Our thanks to
Beth Hooker, the service manager, and Jeff
Knoebel, the shop foreman at Autobahn,
for providing an informative session on
brake system maintenance. Jeff fielded a lot of questions
and everyone went away with a better understanding of
brake operation and maintenance.
Our next tech session will be at Boardwalk Porsche on
February 19th before the DE season kicks off on March
13th. We will be discussing the pre-event tech sheet and its
relationship to track safety.
Spells, Incantations, and Repair Procedures
This past month, I had three 964/993 Carrera variants in
the shop with alternator problems. One failure is an anomaly,
two a coincidence, and three is a trend. On the ’89 -’98
Carreras, Porsche separated the cooling fan and the
alternator. They each have their own drive belt. To minimize
the power loss of the cooling fan, it turns at a slower speed
than the alternator. The fan housing is made of magnesium.
The engine case on which it mounts, is made of aluminum.
Even though the two metals are neighbors on the periodic
table, they are considered dissimilar metals and as such,
subject to galvanic corrosion. Porsche also quit installing a
ground cable on the alternators. The return path of all 110
amps of current produced by the alternator is via the engine
case/fan housing interface. Take two dissimilar metals, 110
amps or so of electrical current, and a little moisture from
the atmosphere, voila! A corrosion cell to die for. A
remanufactured alternator on a 964 or 993 is more than
$600. After replacing one of those babies on a 993, it still
only produced 50 amps, way less than the 100+ amps
specified. Thinking it was a faulty remain, I obtained and
replaced another with the same result. Some head scratching,
a lot of cussing, and several trouble-shooting tests later, I
determined that the corrosion between the fan housing and
the engine case was so severe as to limit the current transfer
to only 50 amps. The correction was to take a rotary wire
brush on an electric drill and remove the corrosion from
both fan housing and engine case. To ward off “evil spirits”
and to slow down future development of corrosion, I also
installed a ground cable on the alternator and attached it to
a case bolt. Of the three cars with charging system problems,
only one really had a faulty alternator. Things that make you
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Lancaster, TX 75146
Dallas, TX 75238
2010 Carrera S
Dallas, TX 75226
Schellhorn, Bob (Amy)
Dallas, TX 75254
Wade, Jermaine A
McKinney TX 75070
Dallas, TX 75225
2008 Cayman S
Southlake, TX 76092
Fourment, Chris (Carly)
Dallas, TX 75201
Gibbins, Craig (Tommie)
Haltom City, TX 76117
Glasgow, Tee (Nikki)
Frisco, TX 75034
Dallas, TX 75231
Fort Worth, TX 76109
2010 997 GT3
Frisco, TX 75034
2008 911 C4S
Plano, TX 75034
Nazhat, Alan (Asal)
Plano, TX 75025
2008 Carrera S
Mesquite, TX 75150
Dallas, TX 75225
2010 997 Turbo
Rawlinson, Stacie (David)
Midlothian, TX 76065
Reynolds, Rob (Sherry)
Waxahachie, TX 75165
2011 Cayman S
Sosa, Rod W
Frisco, TX 75034
Burleson, TX 76028
Garland, TX 75042
Maverick Member Totals
Members ~ 1146
Affiliate Members ~ 783
Total Membership ~ 1929
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