Slipstream - January 2012

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January 2012 - Published by the Maverick Region

Porsche Club of America


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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

Carey On... (Editor’s Column) ...................5

Maverick Minutes ......................................8

Cliff’s Ramblings.....................................21

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

All Member Party ......................................3

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

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

AX/TT End of Season Awards .................20

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

Past Event Recaps

RAC Toy Run 2011 ....................................7

Porsche Palooza .......................................10

2011 Maverick Holiday Party ..................12

Park Place Porsche Brining Porschephiles

Together ...................................................15

2011 Founders’ Day Celebration .............16

Fun in the Cold ........................................19

Happy Hour at Bavarian Grill ..................24

Miscellaneous

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

Volume 50 January 2012, Issue 1

Go Online for Latest Updates on Events

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January

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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29 30 31

Day January

4 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

14 AX/TT End of Season Awards

19 Happy Hour - Wildwood Grill

26 Southlake Lunch

28 All Member Party

Day March

7 Board Meeting

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour - Blue Mesa

22 Southlake Lunch

EC - Eagle’s Canyon, Slidell

MW - Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

MSR - Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson

TMS - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

TRS - Texas Rangers Stadium, Arlington

Penn - Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford

February

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Day February

1 Board Meeting

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour - Ruggeri’s

23 Southlake Lunch

Day April

4 Board Meeting

10 Lewisville Lunch

19 Happy Hour

21-22 Drivers’ Ed - MSR

26 Southlake Lunch

Cover Photo

Porsche, There is No

Substitute

By

Amanda 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

January 1


Drifting

John Hamilton, President

Welcome to

2012, our

Maverick

Region’s 50th year!

Yes, that’s right

friends, your

local Porsche

Club was established 50 years ago

(December, 1962) by several local

Porsche enthusiasts. And by the

way, the very first Porsche Club was

established 60 years ago (1952)

in Germany. So we’re one of the

earliest and largest Porsche Club

regions. We’ll be having articles

and celebrations throughout the

year, with a special committee

focused on communications and

events for our year-long celebration.

So watch for announcements!

We had a great year in 2011, with

our membership growing to over

2,000 D/FW area members. And

there was tremendous participation

in our many

events and

activities, from

Autocross to

Founders’

Day; from All

Member Party to

Sunday Drives;

from Rallies to

May at Mayo’s

- they were all

great fun.

So what are

your plans for

the new year?

Going to join us

on one of the

great Sunday

Drives or finally

sign-up for Drivers’

Education?

Or just drop

in on one of

our monthly

Happy Hours.

Whichever it is,

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I’m sure you’ll have a

great time and meet

some new friends. Yes:

it’s truly “not just the

cars, it’s the people!”

Mav of the Month:

Our December Mav of

the Month is awarded

to Christy Payne, for

her terrific service

throughout the year

(and especially at the

end of the year) as our

Social chair. Yes: Christy

is the one in charge of organizing

our parties like our overwhelmingly

successful Founders’ Day celebration,

and our Holiday Party. All who

attended had a great time, and Christy

makes sure it goes so smoothly

(which makes it fun for everyone!).

So thank you Christy for all you

have done as Social chair, and thanks

for continuing in 2012. Enjoy your

gift certificate to the Silver Fox

Restaurant. YOU deserve to be the

“entertainee” for a change.


January 3


President

John Hamilton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

John enjoys DEs, Happy Hours, the

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 which is how it got into his

blood.

POSITION Milton, James CHAIRPERSON

AX Chair Tannia Dobbins

Lewisville Milton, James

TT Chair Travis Howard

Lewisville

AX/TT Registrar Robyn Howard

AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis

AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

AX/TT Tech Insp Jeff Herrmann

AX/TT Timing Darron Shaffer

AX/TT Workers Mike Lockas

Charity Chair Chris Hamilton

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. Mgr. Luke Edson

DE Registrar Joel Nannis

DE Safety Bob Benson

Email List Modr. Bob Benson

Goodie Store Pat Friend

Happy Hours Mike Farrar

Mentors Monda Hanna

Mike Lockas

Membership Lisa Steele

Past President James Shoffit

Public Relations Andrea Bell

Rallies

Position Open

Slipstream

Advertising Pat Friend

Editor Carey Spreen

Event Ad Design Christy Payne

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery

Staff

Wendy Shoffit

Matt Platts

Andy Mears

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

Tom Minnella

W-972-867-3100

C-972-965-2631

vp@mavpca.org

Tom has been a Maverick for over

30 years. He and his wife Barbara

have owned a 914, fully restored a

‘71 911T Targa, and currently drive a

Speed Yellow 996TT with license plate

“NOOWAY”. Tom looks forward to

participating in many Maverick Region

track events in the years ahead.

Andrea Bell

H-817-270-4132

pr@mavpca.org

Bob Benson

H-817-457-8833

bbenson1@airmail.net

Your Name

your name@mavpca.org

Frank Briggs

concours@mavpca.org

Mike Brodigan

C-817-233-0068

de@mavpca.org

Chris Christensen

817-917-6725

hh@mavpca.org

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Tannia Dobbins

C-254-338-9392

ax@mavpca.org

tannia.dobbins@gmail.com

Pat Friend

C-214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Jack Griffin

concours@mavpca.org

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

Secretary

Madhu Rao

C-214-282-5360

secretary@mavpca.org

Madhu has been a member of the

Maverick Region since 2009. He and

his wife, Roshni, really enjoy meeting

members of the club at various social

and driving events. “It’s not the cars--it’s

the people” that make this club great.

He is currently driving a red 2008

Carrera S and loves it!

Monda Hanna

W-972-450-4341

monda.hanna@ubs.com

John Harvey

C-214-808-1414

tours@mavpca.org

rocky@airmail.net

Jeff Herrmann

C-254-338-1758

Rider81@embarqmail.com

Carl.G.Herrmann@us.army.mil

Robyn Howard

C-214-991-0873

ax@mavpca.org

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Travis Howard

C-214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

thoward914@yahoo.com

Mike Lockas

W-972-540-0245

mikeldean@earthlink.net

Chuck McCoy

H-972-956-0776

Andy Mears

H-214-394-5857

andy@mavpca.org

Bill Miller

W-972-830-2676

cr@mavpca.org

Ed Mullenix

C-972-231-5356

techcorner@mavpca.

Please help us to keep growing!

org

Joel Nannis

deregistrar@mavpca.org

cr@mavpca.org

Treasurer

Jim Falgout

W-972-669-2370

C-972-345-3009

treasurer@mavpca.org

Jim joined Maverick Region in August,

2008. Jim drives a 1992 968 cabriolet,

which is the second Porsche he

has owned. Jim enjoys attending

Maverick Region social and driving

events.

Lisa Steele

H-214-709-6418

membership@mavpca.org

Keith Olcha

W-817-706-7678

H-817-251-6865

keith.olcha@verizon.net

Christy Payne

H-817-909-0966

social@mavpca.org

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

Matt Platts

C-817-919-1253

W-817-440-2090

Matt@Platts.net

John Sandusky

W-817-777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

Darron Shaffer

H-972-390-9709

C-972-898-3002

darron.shaffer@gmail.com

Wendy Shoffit

H- 972-506-7449

C- 972-977-9821

crreg@mavpca.org

James Shoffit

C-972-786-6246

James@shoffit.com

http://zone5.pca.org

Carey Spreen

C-817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

rally@mavpca.org

Fran Ussery

W-972-438-8344

H-817-481-8342

fran@usseryprinting.com


Carey On...

Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

Welcome to

Maverick

Region’s

Quinquagenary

year! Huh? If

I called it the

Semicentennial,

would that help?

Maybe the term Golden Jubilee

rings a bell? I am of course

referring to the fact that Maverick

Region has officially entered

its 50th year of existence.

From a small group of Porsche

enthusiasts that first gathered at the

Arlington Fiesta Best Western Motel

in November 1962, the Maverick

Region of the Porsche Club of

America has come a long way. Our

Fiftieth Anniversary Committee

has already been at work for

almost a year, planning and

preparing for a full year’s worth

of celebration, culminating in a

2012 Founders’ Day celebration

that no one will want to miss! Be

sure to check out these pages over

the coming year to make sure

that you are in on the festivities!

For those of you who noticed the

new name and photo at the top of

this page, you will understand that

I am trying to fill some big shoes

left over by our outgoing Editor,

Richard Bradley. Richard has

been Editor-in-Chief of Slipstream

since the beginning of 2009, and

is stepping down to focus on his

business. Last year, Slipstream won

a First Place in Class V (Regions

over 800 members) in the National

Newsletter Contest at the Porsche

Parade, due in large part to

Richard’s efforts, so I will be doing

my best this year to maintain the

high standards that Richard has set.

Having said that, though, I am

just now recognizing how steep

the Editor learning curve really

is. Richard is actually putting the

finishing touches on this, the

January issue, but I hope to be able

to move into more of a leading

role soon. All I ask at this point

is that you have your cameras

handy whenever you are at any

Maverick Region events this year,

and don’t be bashful if someone

asks you to write an article - we

love new and budding writers!

Now I’d better go work on a catch

phrase . . .

January 5


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RAC Performance


© 2011 RAC Performance, Glenn Zanotti Art Director/Photographer.

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RAC Toy Run 2011

By Donald Rose

President-D/FW Chapter Ferrari Club of America

To all of the members of the

Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

of the Ferrari Club of

America and Friends of RAC

Performance, including PCA

Maverick members: after a gloomy

and wet Friday and Friday evening,

the next day shone bright for the

7th Annual D/FW-FCA Toy Run.

The ORIGINAL D/FW-FCA Toy

Run opened it’s doors at RAC

Performance at 7:45 AM and we

had people and cars waiting. We

had great coffee supplied by Office

Perks and delicious pastries

supplied by Stratashield Customs

and the people and the cars just

kept coming. We had 100 maps

printed and 1 test print map and we

gave out all of them. Carolyn and I

were in the last group and we ran

with three people that did not have

a map. So by my

calculations we had 105 cars

and about 200 people. The

second page of the map this

year included a RAC

Performance $50.00

coupon off of your next

service. So by attending the

run you received something

in return. The toy donation

was huge and perhaps the

biggest we have ever

collected. In addition we

raised over $1250.00 for the Collin

County Children’s Advocate. I want

to thank all of you that participated

and if you didn’t or have not

participated in the past please think

about doing so next year. Everyone

had a blast on the run (no drama

this year) and we all had a good

meal and a lot of fun chatting with

To all the boys and girls this Christmas season.

each other at the restaurant. With

the donation that we gave the Justin

Fire Dept., all of us should have had

a good feeling. A whole lot of kids

will have a much happier Christmas

because of your generosity. My

sincerest thanks to all of you for

making this year’s Toy Run so

successful.

NOVEMBER 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 November Web Winner,

Cyril Reif,

who was the ONLY person to get ALL 5 Correct.

Cyril will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

1. The stoichiometric ratio is the optimum air to fuel ratio for a

gasoline engine to run based on old data before the new lean burn

engines and such. What is the ratio?

a. 14.2:1 b. 14.7:1 c. 15.3:1 d. 15.6:1

Known fact

2. The earliest carburetors were known as __________?

a. Wick carburetors b. Surface carburetors c. Bernoulli

carburetors d. Venturi effect carburetors

Jan 2011 Road & Track, p 90

3. The mixing of the air and the fuel so as to have combustion is

known as _____________?

a. Fuel metering b. Bernoulli’s principle c. Atomization

d. Venturization

Jan 2011 Road & Track, p 90

4. The first carburetors on the 911s were not very good and they

were changed in mid 1966 to Webers. What was the original

brand of carburetors on 911s?

a. Zenith b. PMO c. SU d. Solex

Known fact

5. Where are Weber carburetors manufactured now?

a. Germany b. Austria c. Italy d. England e. Spain f. France

known fact from Wikipedia

Answers: 1) b 2) a & b 3) c 4) d 5) e

January 7


Maverick Minutes

Madhu Rao, Secretary December 7, 2011

Dear Fellow

Mavericks,

I would

like to thank

Wendy Shoffit,

who wrote the

following meeting

minutes in my

absence at this meeting. Wendy,

thank you very much.

Meeting began at 7:04 PM.

John Hamilton started it out by

announcing that the National

Awards Chair, Tuffy Von Briesen,

sent all presidents an email

reminding them to start thinking

about nominees for Region of the

Year, Enthusiast, Family, Public

Service, etc. So, he’s looking for

nominations. He also reported

for Christy Payne that we had 104

attendees at Founders Day. We

made over $5000 for the Hope

Shelter, not including the $500+ in

gift cards received at the Holiday

Party, at which there were 64+ in

attendance. We decided to keep

board meetings at Hackberry

Creek this year, but are not going

to have a meeting in July because it

would conflict with Parade. Lastly,

John reported that the Veteran’s

Day group wants us to be yearly

participants. He will keep in touch.

Mike Brodigan announced that he

has more help for DE’s, including

Promotions Chair Pat Heptig.

He also said hat they have a new

one-day event format to couple

with a Time Trial event. The

April DE he wants on the 3.1 mile

track at MSR. To help defray the

costs, he will try to promote more

and include other clubs. Linda

Bambina suggested a women’s only

DE group or mini event, which

Mike will consider. Jack Griffin

also suggested a teen driving

school similar to BMW Club’s

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“Street Survival.” That can’t be on

a racetrack, though, and would

be more like an Autocross event.

Luke Edson said that the DE

Equipment is mostly in good

shape, except for needing

some new “whip” antennas.

Jim Falgout reported that we

have money, with over $10K

in receivables and $25K in the

bank. Non-paying advertisers

may be pulled from Slipstream.

Richard Bradley said that

Slipstream is moving right along.

Although he is stepping down

as editor, he wants to share

some new ideas with the next

editor (more about this later).

Chris Christensen noted that

since he is moving, he found

his Happy Hour chair, Mike

Farrar. Replacing Chris as Vice

President is Tom Minnella.

We will miss Chris and Ann.

Tom Minnella received

a flash drive with all the

pertinent VP information

from Chris and is all set.

Jack Griffin reported that he has

no official Concours dates set,

but will work on it and include

non PCA events on the calendar.

Wendy Shoffit suggested the

possibility of having a slightly

more critical judging event,

in case there are more serious

Concours folks out there.

Pat Friend continues gathering

money from advertisers and

is considering writing official

advertising contracts for them to

encourage more timely payments.

Carey Spreen has agreed to

replace Richard Bradley as next

year’s editor of Slipstream. The

only bad news is that now we need

a new Rally chair, as Carey can’t

do both! He has been pairing

up with Sunday Drives, which

seems to be successful. A full time

Rally chair may not be necessary.

Interested volunteers should

contact him at rally@mavpca.org.

Brendan Eagan is continuing to

work with dealerships to get them

to include PCA packets in their car

sales. He wants to make sure they

include cars such as Panameras

and Cayennes, not just the sporty

racecars. For Sunday drives, he

continues to find solutions for

navigation systems. John Harvey

has purchased 2 additional GPSes

to help keep the group on course.

They are looking at making a drive

that goes to Meacham Airport

& Museum and ends finally at

Joe T Garcia’s in Fort Worth.

John Harvey mentioned that

the latest Wine Tour and Rally

was a great event. He looks

forward to having a new rally

chair include a Hare and Hound

event possibly in March.

Rick Schwausch is wanting to get

more involved in volunteering for

the club, like his friend Mike Farrar.

He reported for Mike that the

December HH will be at Bavarian

Grill in Plano, January at Wildwood

Grill in Southlake, and February

at Ruggeri’s in north Dallas. The

goal is to have several couples

host a few HH’s during the year to

reduce the burden on everyone.

Linda Bambina reported that the

50th Anniversary events are coming

right along in their planning

stages. She mentioned such events

as a Cinco de Mayo at Mayo’s,

complete with bounce house,

and a return to the Casey’s home

for the Father’s Day Picnic and a

Costume Car Concours. More later.

Lisa Steele was excited to report

that membership continues to

rise. We now have 2074 total


members. The net increase this

month was +22. The membership

committee makes an effort every

month to call new members

to invite them to the Happy

Hours as a jumping off point.

Wendy Shoffit had nothing

to report, but was busily

scribbling notes as a substitute

for absent Madhu Rao.

James Shoffit reported that he

went to Houston for the Lone

Star Region’s 50th Anniversary

dinner featuring guest Vic

Elford. Most regions only

have one main anniversary

celebratory event, but is

impressed that Mavericks are

going all out for the year.

Travis Howard was preparing

for a Saturday Autocross

to make up for the event

that was rained out. Entrant

numbers were low, but he

was planning to promote it

to get more attendees. While he

hasn’t gotten AX/TT dates yet

on the calendar for 2012, he was

working with the University of

Dallas to rent out the parking lots

they own at the old Texas Stadium.

He continues to look for local

venues. Luke Edson suggested a

place in Plano he noticed being

used once for a car event.

John Hamilton adjourned the

meeting at 8:07 PM, after

announcing this month’s Mav of

the Month is Christy Payne!

January 9


Porsche Palooza

By Rob Turner Photos by Staton Breidenthal and Kelly Shipp

Cool, cloudy

and very

windy.

Northwest Arkansas

in the fall.

The leaves have

almost finished

their fall turn,

freezing nights are more the

norm. People walking the streets

are bundled up, a few hardy souls

sporting tee shirts, and the rest

adapting to the change of season

with more layers of clothing.

Friday was 11-11-11, and most

every restaurant and gathering

place was filled to the brim: weddings

collided with festive gatherings.

Saturday morning seemed

quiet, the town recuperating from

the festivities the night before, the

pace up and down Main Street

ambled along. But appearances

can be deceiving, like the calm

before the storm: the sudden wail

of the all too familiar Porsche

flat six announced the arrival of

an annual event. Sleepy Eureka

Springs was sleepy no longer: she

was up, and like a caffeine-fueled

jolt, wide awake as a steady stream

of Porsches flashed past.

Browns, yellows, reds and oranges;

these were not the colors of leaves

shedding their summer-green livery,

but the color pallet of Porsches.

You could spot a few green ones,

along with black, white and a host

of silver and gray. But those shapes,

a pastiche of color, looked the

same to anybody unfamiliar with

the German marque. For those of

us in the know—356s, 914s, 911s,

996s, 997s, Boxsters and of course

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Caymans—flashed past us. We

can recite the differences down to

the smallest details but that shape

is unmistakable: PORSCHE.

This was the seventh iteration of

Porsche Palooza. A celebration

of our favorite cars, punctuating

the end of the year, a last hurrah

before winter closes in. This year, a

record: 205 Porsches attended (up

from 193 the previous year), along

with the 360 owners and guests

who take care of them. There was

a little bit of everything, almost

all the road-going models present

and accounted for. There was

even a Speed Yellow Carrera GT,

which by the way, was AWESOME.

I think for most attendees, the

highlights were the Spirited Drives,

We can recite the differences down to

the smallest details, but that shape

is unmistakable: PORSCHE.

consisting of three courses: War Eagle,

Kings River and Roaring River

routes. Each route was two-and-ahalf

to three hours long. Judging

by the maps, each had a LOT of

very small squiggles on them. What

did this mean? Lots and lots of

turns! For those less interested in

twists and turns and finding out

the proper balance between torque

Time to fuel up...

curve and shift points, there were

two scenic routes: Beaver Dam

and Thorncrown. The meandering

kind of trip, easier on the

senses—and tires. Better for those

who wanted to marvel at the color

of the leaves versus those who saw

them in a blur of frantic motion.

But no matter the route, the result

was the same—smiles all around.

I had planned to participate in

one of the Spirited Drives. But

during a routine oil change, metal

particles in the oil filter media necessitated

the 2006 Cayman S stay

home until this issue gets sorted

out. We took my wife’s car, a 2007

VW Passat. It was very comfortable

on the road and we probably did

arrive more relaxed and less hearing

impaired. That Fabspeed Full

race exhaust sure sounds great

around town and at the track,

but after five hours, it beats you

down. I can only imagine its sound

bouncing off sheer rock cliffs or

swirling among the trees hugging

the road, echoing for miles. Those

in front or behind the CS, either

enthralled or numb. I digress.

The roster said fourteen Caymans.


There was at least one less…

mine. Being a Cayman guy I had

the chance to meet several fellow

Cayman drivers. Bob Smith brought

his 2008 Black Cayman S (CS) and

Joe Gates brought his red one.

Both were properly mod’ed for the

track. I was most impressed. And

most important? They each bought

my book! Yeah, my kind of Porsche

guys. Hope they enjoy the read!

Speaking of the book (The Driver

Book I – Decision by Robert L.

Turner), the organizers let me

set up a table and sell/autograph

books. I got to pilot a tech session,

too. I discussed how to get involved

in blogging, writing and developing

a voice as a Porsche expert (or at

least enthusiast). The fact is, the explosion

of social media means that

the hordes are crashing the gate

of conventional (and just maybe

old school) automotive journalism.

More and more people are adding

their voices to the rich dialog of all

things automotive. Each one of us

brings a unique perspective and

expertise to the party. I encouraged

the audience to get involved.

Topping it all off, the big event:

the dinner/awards banquet. Wow,

it was fun! It was LONG, and I

actually won something: a nice

Wurth tool set. On the Cayman

front, Bob Smith won Peoples’

Choice for best Cayman. Well,

duh! It’s a fantastic car. But bottom

line—the other Cayman peeps

and I—we were there to represent!

The big news announced at

the dinner: No Palooza in 2012.

But we will get Escape, the other

large national Porsche gathering.

And, get this: instead of 200+

cars, they’re expecting more like

600+. So book your hotel early

and make sure you’re registered!

Palooza itself will be back bigger

and stronger than ever in 2013.

Here’s the deal. The Ozark Region

of PCA works very hard on

this event. Leonard and Melody

Zechiedrich and Chip Gibbons put

in countless and thankless hours

to make it happen. They deserve

our thanks and support to keep

events like this happening. It’s

like my wife said: when the event

seems to flow, to run without any

hitch, you just know that it was

well planned, down to the last and

smallest detail. Yep, the Ozark PCA

team planned it down to the last

(and smallest) detail. They rock!

We’ll be back next year for Escape

and in 2013 for Palooza. But next

time in the Cayman S, damn it!

January 11


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Park Place Porsche Bringing Porschephiles Together

By Chris Harsdorff

Porsche enthusiasts in the

Dallas/Fort Worth area are

finding exciting new ways to

participate in motorsports events,

and are building friendships in

the process. By working through

Park Place dealerships, more and

more owners are participating

in organized “track days” to

explore the true limits of the

Porsche cars they drive every

day. These events are very well

run, incredibly safe and create

a lively exchange of enthusiasm

and friendly competition. Some

drivers have even organized

special private track day events.

Ken Huston, father of Park

Place General Manager Patrick

Huston, organized a private track

event on October 18th at Hallett

Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings,

Okla. Attendees included,

among others, Chris Harsdorff,

M.L. Speer, Charlie Lacy and

Wade Andres. All were relative

strangers just a few years ago, but

after being brought together by

Park Place and their interest in

Porsches, they now participate

together regularly in organized

motorsport events every year.

“We’re just a bunch of guys that

enjoy the cars and experiencing

the level of performance that

they are really designed and

built to provide,” said Andres.

While the guys in the group attend

many big motorsport events each

year, they admitted that a small

event like Hallett can be a nice

change of pace, and a good way

to hone their skills. The event is

set up in such a way that drivers

are grouped according to skill

and comfort level, and instructors

are provided to give advice and

counsel on how best to handle the

track. But more importantly, it’s

a great way to bond with others

who have similar interests.

“It was a lot of fun on the driving

level,” said Lacy. “It’s nice to not

feel the intimidation of going to a

new track with 300 other people.

But it was also a big relationshipbuilder

for everyone involved.

You get to go with 15 people,

and you usually know 10 of them

because they’re friends of yours.”

Lacy, who works in the

motorsports division of Park Place

Porsche, met Harsdorff, Speer

and Andres when servicing their

cars. They all started out as clients

he didn’t know, but are quickly

becoming his good friends.

Harsdorff, Speer, Lacy and Andres and a fabulous weekend

enjoying their cars as well as each other.

“We would have never met if

it hadn’t been for Park Place,”

said Harsdorff. “They have a

great motorsports setup that

connects you with specialists like

Charlie. He works on my car; he

works on Wade’s car; he works

on M.L.’s car. Charlie is like the

hub that connected us all.”

Park Place has now reached out

to Harsdorff, Andres and Speer

to help form the Park Place

Motorsport Advisory Board. The

board will increase Park Place’s

involvement in both amateur

and professional motorsports

activities, in addition to helping

create opportunities for potential

Porschephiles who are looking to

get more involved in motorsports

with the support of organizations

like Park Place. But mostly, the

board will be there to help facilitate

fun, educational events (and

special trips) like the one at Hallett.

“I think if you’re a Porsche owner,

and you really want to appreciate

this car that you’ve bought, it’s

important to take the car to

the track and really learn what

it can do,” said Speer. “I think

you get more out of owning a

Porsche if you really understand

the power of what it can do, and

through that, what you can do.”

To learn more about the Park

Place Motorsports Advisory Board

and future events, contact Chris

Harsdorff at ChrisHarsdorff@

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January 15


2011 Founders’ Day Celebration

By Wendy Shoffit

Photos by Charlie Davis and Carey Spreen

What do

you get

when

you add 25-plus

former Selcer

Award winners,

one current Selcer

winner, Richard

Selcer, Jr., a casino for charity,

an incredible silent auction,

three brand new Porsches on

display, an open bar, and a

fabulous gourmet meal? Maverick

Region’s Founders’ Day 2011.

You might ask why this year’s event

was so massive. Well, we HAD to

kick off the start of our 50th year

in a big way. If you can believe

it, next year’s event will be even

BIGGER! Go ahead and mark your

calendar for December 1st, 2012,

for our actual 50th Anniversary

celebration. It’s going to be EPIC!

Dick Selcer added a special dimension

to the evening.

So, without going into all the

minute details of the planning

of this event, suffice it to say that

we have a team of people already

working on celebrating the 50th

anniversary all year long. One

member of this team is Linda

Bambina, who decided early on

that we should celebrate the best

of the best of our region at this

year’s event. So, she personally

contacted every single Selcer Award

winner for the past 36 years. One

of them was so hard to reach that

it required a personal visit to their

home for Linda to leave a note

on the door. Seriously? That’s

dedication. Well, apparently emails

and phone calls failed and she is

NOT going to accept failure!

We remind

you that the

Selcer award

in Maverick

Region is

our Number

1 Award for

the most

enthusiastic

and dedicated

member.

Imagine that...

more than 25 of

the MOST enthusiastic members in

the same room with all the rest of

us car nuts. Topping it off, we were

delighted to meet Dick Selcer’s son

Rick, who truly was in awe of the

legacy that his father passed on. He

gave a most entertaining speech to

the crowd about his dad and how

Porsche affected his life. Very cool.

As if that wasn’t enough, we then

were joined by Steve Krysill, the

regional manager of Porsche Cars

North America. While you might

consider a speech by someone from

PCNA to be dry and uninteresting

(trust me - I’ve been to a few

Parades where I’ve had to endure

some seriously boring speeches),

this was not. English was his first

language, so he was pretty easy

to understand - except for that

pesky Boston accent (Joel Nannis

felt right at home). He showed

some pretty cool videos and teased

about some upcoming news. One

exciting announcement was that

Porsche is getting BACK into

racing, including targeting the

overall win at LeMans in 2014.

Who’s up for joining us for the

Ultimate Sunday Drive to LeMans?

Thanks to the tremendous

sponsorship of Autobahn who

not only provided THREE display

cars (German flag: yellow, red and

black) as well as several fabulous

Robin Bradley and Christy Payne taking in all the

Surprises of the evening!

silent auction items (a set of

Cayenne wheels anyone?), but

they also provided money for the

open bar. Yeah, you read that right

. . . OPEN BAR. I wonder if that

helped to open more wallets than

usual, but I think more money was

raised through the silent auction

for the Huffaker-Hughes Hope

Our SD Chair and his wife enjoying a glass of

wine and a Carrera.

House than I’ve ever seen. We had

some amazing contributors for

those goodies (see the complete

list at the end of the column*). In

addition to the silent auction items,

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You can see the joy of the evening on Joan and Barry Gibbs faces.

there were also plenty of door

prizes given away so everyone had a

chance to go away with something!

The banquet menu at the Hilton

Southlake was truly one of the

best banquet meals I’ve ever had.

Everything was cooked just right

and the hotel staff couldn’t have

been better. My daughter, Jasmine,

is getting tired of me still talking

about that crème brûlée dessert.

We might have to make a special

trip back to the hotel just for that!

A true honor to be awarded the Selcer Award

on this particular evening.

Oh, you might be interested

in knowing who won the Selcer

award this year. None other than

our illustrious editor, Richard

Bradley! Not only has he done an

outstanding job with the newsletter,

culminating in a first place victory

in Class V in the national contest,

but he’s also really engaged his

daughter, Amanda, this past year

in all things PCA. It’s tough to

get that kind of excitement from

the next generation. He has been

absolutely superb and a true

enthusiast this year, I’m sure you

will agree. We will miss him next

year as he takes a half step back

from the club to focus on business,

but I’m sure he won’t be gone

entirely as he helps Carey Spreen

take over as Slipstream Editor.

Another Maverick Region Award

that is presented every few years

is the Gregg Murrell Award for

driving enthusiasm. This year it

was presented to Bill Miller, who

has been our Club Race co-chair

for several years now. He and Joel

Nannis have an agreement. Bill

is the event chair BEFORE the

event, but once the day arrives,

Joel takes over so Bill can race.

Now THAT’S dedication! Bill is

also moving on this year, making

room for new blood (Pat Heptig)

Mark Hanna always has something in mind...

to take over his spot. I just realized

that our illustrious president,

John Hamilton, gave these two

major awards to people who were

leaving their posts next year.

What’s up with that? Anyway, we

know the enthusiasm from these

two won’t go away; it will just be

channeled into something else. I

know we have a slew of new and

old members in the club willing to

pick up where these two have left

off. Are YOU one of those? There’s

always room on the board for

enthusiastic members. Just ask John

about how you can get involved.

Speaking of board members, we

had a hotly contested election

for the four elected positions.

Returning to their currently held

positions are President John

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Hamilton, Treasurer Jim

Falgout, and Secretary

Madhu Rao. NEW to the

office of Vice President is

Tom Minnella. Welcome,

Tom! The year 2012 is

sure to be tremendous

and we’re happy to

have you all lead us.

This night could not

have happened without

the tremendous work by

Christy Payne, Lisa Steele,

Andrea Bell, and Linda

Bambina. A few more of

us pitched in at the end,

but these ladies truly did

the lion’s share. It was an

absolutely amazing event.

Thank you, Christy, for all

your hard work leading

the team! I can’t wait to

see what you all have in

store for next year.

*And once again, a HUGE thank you to our super

supportive Founders’ Day sponsors:

Autobahn Porsche

Boardwalk Porsche

Park Place Porsche

RAC Performance

Jim Falgout

Joel and Erika Nannis

James and Wendy Shoffit

Dave and Jean Frick

Travis and Robyn Howard

Eagles Canyon Raceway

Fifth Gear Motorsports

MotorSport Ranch

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Fun in the Cold

By Tannia Dobbins

Well, you know what they always

say about good things coming

to an end ... so they indeed do

end. Autocross #7 marked the last

of the autocross events for 2011.

Hmmm. Yes, it was indeed an AX

in December! This year was odd to

say the least. You all remember the

drought of 2011 right? How about

the 100 consecutive 100+ degree

days? Of course we all do! (Just ask

my cows who saw their water tank

dry up by the beginning of July.)

However, what you might not have

known that AX7 in December was

the result of a rescheduling due to

torrential rain! Yes, I did say RAIN!

As we sat in the race trailer that

day trying to stay warm and dry,

we really did have this grand

notion of doing a “rain” make-up

day. After all, some people were

actually in the hunt for 1st place

in their class and really needed

to drive! It couldn’t all be a miss

just because of some rain could

it? So, a deal was made that day -

we would scheduled a December

autocross! I even remember Travis

Howard saying that, “It isn’t as cold

in December as it is February/

March when we do the schools.”

We should have known then ...

nonetheless, we booked the lot

and made the announcement;

the game was afoot.

As the time drew closer the doubt

started. Registration on clubreg

was late so we really didn’t have

an idea of who was really going to

show up and, the COLD weather

was here! Yes, was it going to be

how cold that morning? Below

freezing? In Mineral Wells? You

can add the wind to a below

freezing morning and end up

becoming a popsicle instantly. The

feelers were sent out and mild

interest was the response. Whew.

Maybe frozen tundra would have

to wait for inhabitants when we

did the schools in 2012. But ...

what about all those people who

registered before? Time to get

serious and make contact. Much

to my surprise I had a people

calling me right after my email

was sent. YES, we want to run!

It will be three months before

we have the chance again. And

besides, it is supposed to warm

up to the upper 40s (maybe even

the lower 50s) by mid-afternoon!

I was hearing excitement from

Porsche and non-Porsche drivers.

Enough said. Time to get going.

The turnout ended up being light

(yes, it WAS cold that morning).

But the faithful were there and our

Class Name Car Best

Time

3 Travis Howard 1974 Porsche 914 (Yellow) 60.102

4 Tom Leavitt 1983 Porsche 944 (Tan) 56.318

4 Robyn Howard 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 58.281

4 Jeff Herrmann 1998 Porsche Boxster (Arena Red) 59.043

4 Tannia Dobbins 1998 Porsche Boxster (Arena Red) 60.743

5 Carey Spreen 1982 Porsche 911SC (Guards Red) 55.806

6 Gary Kelley 1985 Porsche Carrera (Red) 53.680

7 John Higgs 2009 Porsche Cayman (Silver) 55.644

7 Ray Nannis 1999 Porsche 911 (Blue) 57.122

8 Al Silva 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot green) 54.198

10 Richard Diller 1972 Porsche 911S (Red) 57.727

1X Russ Rosenberg 2007 VW GTI (Red) 59.726

2X Jim Harris 2007 Mazda Miata (White) 53.823

6X Jose Orihuela 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR (Gray) 53.305

6X Robert Jones 2000 Honda S2000 (Blue) 54.851

7X David Whitener 1988 Honda CRX (Blue) 52.371

8X Dean Yamada 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Red) 54.131

8X James Lo 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Red) 57.465

January 19


numbers were enough to have

the event. Richard Diller arrived

a day ahead of time to clean the

course (Thank you very much!).

Robyn supplied a course map -

loosely based on the AX course

at Parade this year. And, in spite

of the freezing cold, the battery

in the Truxster finally decided to

give in and start for Travis. What

I do remember most from the

day, however, is that everyone that

showed up came to compete - and

came to help! There wasn’t a

person sitting around waiting

to run - everyone was willing to

help get the show started. What

a show it was, too! The course

was a fun one and everyone got

12 runs (except those of us that

were tire challenged .... is silver

stuff showing through the tire a

bad thing? All I can tell is that is

sure makes for a slippery course).

Travis had a special treat for the

fastest time of the day winner

-- both Porsche and non-Porsche

drivers were eligible to compete

for a Maverick shot glass. Odds

favored Dean, and Travis jokingly

started to give it to him at the

end of the driver’s meeting. But

the drivers who came out to a

freezing Mineral Wells came out

to DRIVE. When it was all said

and done, David Whitener ended

up taking the prize. Way to go

David!! (PS - Thanks for helping

setup the course too.) And for

Dean - I completely understand.

Your tires were bigger so that just

meant you had more ice cubes to

maneuver around the course. :-)

I personally would like to send a

big thank-you out to all that

supported Maverick’s AX events

this year. And this goes out to

Porsche and non-Porsche drivers

alike. Without you we do not have

an AX program. Your support,

enthusiasm, and willingness to

come out in spite of the many

obstacles and reasons otherwise

keep me also coming back for

more. See you in 2012.

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Cliff’s Ramblings

By Cliff Blackshear

Today I spent

a couple

hours trying

to get a 997 Twin

to remember it has

“Sport Chrono.”

When you press

the Sport mode

button on the center console,

nothing happens. Problem is caused

by the VIN number being corrupt

and none of the microprocessors

like each other as a result. Tried

simple re-coding, reprogramming

multiple control units, putting all

processors into final assembly mode

(known as Transport mode), then

doing what is called “hand-over”

to activate for road usage. Porsche

Technical is fully involved and it is

just not what any of us think is the

problem. I will get this resolved.

Yesterday I looked at a two-year-old

987 with one of my techs and tried

to figure out where it is bleeding

coolant from. There is a huge build

up of pink crust on the top of bank

one. There is never a drop left on

the floor from coolant leakage.

Seems to only leak when fully

warmed up and running. Engine

will go about three weeks before

losing enough coolant to be below

minimum level in expansion tank.

We let it sit and run in the shop

until radiator fans cycled off and

on indicating maximum heat load.

Then I drove the car around and,

just before bringing it into the

shop, ran at 4000 rpm for a few

blocks then red lined multiple

times. Immediately pulled into bay,

opened engine compartment and

went in with a bore scope looking

everywhere for fresh coolant. Found

nothing. I thought maybe it had a

porous head, yet could not prove

it. It could be a head gasket but the

head gaskets sealing on water cars

has been absolutely bullet proof.

They just do not leak.

I have seen a couple

porous heads in past 10

years on flat six water

cars. It is rare and will

drive you crazy trying to

diagnose. We have pulled

heads and had them

pressure tested. Passed

pressure test at machine

shop. Reinstalled with a

fresh gasket and problem

reoccurred. Replaced

the head and problem

resolved. In my opinion, when

pressure tested under machine

shop environment, temperature is

too low and vibration is not present;

real world operation is not present

when tested. So I had a decision

to make. Replace the head and see

what happens? This is a Generation

2 Boxster. The engine is somewhat

different. Maybe it is a head gasket.

That is what I thought yesterday.

Then I come in today after letting

the engine sit overnight with 18 psi

pressure on the system, and low

and behold a drop of coolant is

under the car. Coolant was slowly

seeping from a hose connection

to the filler neck mounted in the

trunk. Liquid was running about

18 inches down the hose and

dripping on top of the engine

on the left bank (Bank 1 side or

passenger side). It was something

that was extremely hard to find.

John had a seemingly simply

problem to fix on a 997 Twin today

- a buzzing noise from driver’s door.

Pulled the door panel and noise

eliminated. He insulated areas

where panel clips to door shell and

insulated all main contact points

between panel and shell. The

noise was still there. He hot glued

all panel areas where different

surfaces are joined. The noise was

still there. He replaced the entire

Is It Not Amazing?

Just another day at the shop...

door panel. Noise eliminated.

Weird. He spent a huge amount

of time trying to find the origination

of the sound in that panel.

Meanwhile, I will fill detailed

reports to a group in Atlanta about

such odd issues. My reports will

reach a group of engineers that

will look at every aspect of owner

complaint, cause of complaint,

and correction made. I will file

the reports with photos and date

of manufacture of parts, bar codes

from parts and part numbers.

They will in turn investigate what

they see and forward to Germany

for further investigation. This will

generate better diagnosis procedures

for us, quality improvements

in suspect parts, and/or a slapping

of vendors that manufacture outsourced

parts. On rare occasions

someone on the assembly line will

be tracked down and given some

new direction on their procedure.

Or I will be told we could have

diagnosed in a different manner.

I sometimes wonder what others

think about their jobs. What they

do to earn a living. I love what I do,

yet it can be so taxing at times. I

get up each day and have no idea

what challenge will present itself.

C

January 21


Advertiser of the Month: Zims Autotechnik

Zims Autotechnik is a long

time Slipstream advertiser

that should be familiar to all

Mavericks. In addition to hosting

an annual Swap Meet, they sponsor

the monthly Trivia Contest and provide

door prizes or gift certificates

for every Maverick Region event.

Established in 1971, and at their

current Bedford location since

1980, Zims is one of Maverick Region’s

oldest supporters. Zims has

one of the most experienced staffs

in the country. Forty-five year PCA

member Al Zim has been working

on Porsches since 1962. Parts

Manager Dennis Butts has been

with the company for thirty-two

years, Parts Advisor Kirk Pruitt for

twenty-eight years and Warehouse

Manager David Nikirk for thirteen

years. Porsche Technician Darren

Caswell has been with the company

for twenty-eight years, and

recently returned Service Manager

Wayne Hall has been with the

company for sixteen years. Technician

Jeremy Mahon has been with

Zims for six years and new-to-Zims

Restoration Specialist Bernhard

Grundle brings forty-five years of

Porsche experience with him.

Zims Parts Department boasts one

of the largest Porsche parts inventories

in the US and ships parts world

wide. Low overhead and shrewd

purchasing enables Zims to have

some of the lowest prices on parts

to be found anywhere. Longtime

advertisers of PCA at the national

level, you can find Zims full page

ads in the back of Panorama. They

also have full page ads in Excellence

and 356 Registry magazines.

One of the first Bosch Authorized

Service Centers in D/FW, Zims

has the latest tools and diagnostic

equipment to repair today’s

cars, as well as the experience

to take care of vintage Porsches.

All cars in for scheduled service

receive a complimentary alignment

check on a state-of-the art

Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment

System. Zims also performs all

mechanical repairs from A/C

service, Check Engine lights, and

SRS lights, to engine and transmission

rebuilding. They provide

purchase advice and as a licensed

dealer can help you sell your car.

“I would personally like to thank our

customers for their patronage and would

appreciate your consideration in deciding

where to get your car serviced.”

Al Zim

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Member Spotlight: Wesley Lincoln

Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

This month, our

new member

spotlight is on

Wes Lincoln. Wes

recently acquired

a Forest Green

Metallic 1994 911

Carrera 2 that he purchased

from a PCA member after seeing

it at High Plains Raceway in

Colorado. Wes has owned the car

for almost 3 months and he has

already driven it 5,000 miles.

Wes began reading Road & Track

in the ‘70s, and it was at this time

that he became an admirer of

sports cars, knowing that one day

he would own his own 911. After

going through many different

types of vehicles like trucks and

SUVs, the strangest and slowest

vehicle he owned was a 1981

Volkswagen Diesel Pickup.

Wes had made many trips to

Colorado, where his dad currently

lives, and couldn’t help but think

that it would be a much better

drive through the mountains

in a Porsche. Wes shared a

wonderful story about his dad.

“We are from New Zealand,

and my dad loved to talk about

four things: hunting, rugby,

cars, and racing. He would

eloquently speak to me about

his racing heroes, Stirling Moss

and Jackie Stewart, and how they

were real race car drivers. His

enthusiasm for cars and racing is

the reason why I started reading

Road & Track as a child.

“The day I flew up to Denver to

pick up the car, Dad and I went

for a drive. Or I should say he

drove and I rode along. If you

ever want to see what a 73-year-old

was like as a teenager, put him in

the driver’s seat of a 911 for the

first time. As I drove home from

Colorado the next day, I could not

help from thinking of the huge

smile that was on Dad’s face as

we sped through the mountains.

I know we are both looking

forward to doing that again.”

Please join me in extending a

warm welcome to Wes and his high

school sweetheart and now wife of

10 years, Natalie, to our Maverick

Region family.

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late for a

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January 23


Happy Hour: The Bavarian Grill

Article and photos by Frank Briggs

Food and Fun

from the

Homeland!

A cold and rainy

December 15th

became warm and

friendly as about

30 Mavericks

gathered at the Bavarian Grill

in Plano for a festive evening of

food, music, and a little dancing.

The restaurant was crowded

as they were hosting several

holiday parties that evening, but

it just added to the festivities.

As always, the food was great and

the atmosphere was lively. We

were entertained by our own Rich

Keesecker on the accordion as

we dined (and drank.) I sat close

to Rich as he was playing, all the

while worrying that he was going

to make me do the

Chicken Dance. I think

I narrowly escaped

that, which was good,

as I had only had one

German beverage of

choice by that time.

It was great to see that

some of our newer

members were able to

join us for the evening.

They included Bernd

Fitzau along with Tony

and Susan Kirch.

If you have never

been to a Maverick

Happy Hour, please

consider joining us. Mike Farrar

is our Happy Hour coordinator

this year and we have some great

evenings to look forward to.

Please hold the date of

Rich Keesecker does his best to ignore VP Tom Minnella’s

“accompaniment” as Randy Csanadi looks on .

January 19th and plan to join

your Maverick friends at the

Wildwood Grill in Southlake.

Until then…Happy motoring!!!!

“Prosit!” David Loder, Susan Kirch and Tony Kirch hoist their beer steins

to toast a fun evening!

The Bambinas & Brodigans certainly were having fun as well.

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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

Evolve your 944 Porsche® into the 21st Century

road grabbing sports machine it is meant to be!

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GM® LS1 Transplant

Replace that aging, expensive, under

performing 1980’s engine with 260 to +350HP

of high performance fun. Don’t compromise

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We specializing in tranplanting GM® engines into the

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* Complete Engine Transplant Services for GM® LS1,

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* Transplant Kits and components for the DIY’r

* Fiberglass Body Panels, accessories and other upgrades

For more information call us at either 817-657-6608 or 214-679-6346 or visit our web sites at:

and

www.TexasPerformanceConcepts.com or www.944Transformations.com

January 25


Experience Your Porsche in a New Way!

By driving on a real North Texas racetrack

Eagles Canyon Raceway is the beautiful culmination of years worth of

research, planning & design into the rolling hills of North Texas near DFW.

Eagles Canyon Raceway features 2.55 miles, 4 straights over 1,300 feet long, 11

turns, and 340 feet of overall elevation change. Eagles Canyon is a true driver's

track, and is planned to host all classes of events from the top level racing series

to club racing and private HPDE days.

We are proud to receive PCA events including Club Racing and look forward to

each and every event!

With an EC Membership you can enjoy driving on a track that is quickly

becoming history in the making. We offer all that you need including a

challenging track, high octane fuel & a grill for lunch. Join us by signing up at

www.eaglescanyon.com or call for information at 940-466-9775.

940-466-9775

www.eaglescanyon.com

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2700 B WEST PIONEER PKWY

(125 FEET S. OF PIONEER, ON THE W. SIDE OF CORZINE ST.)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013

817-366-1678

January 27


German Engineering With Southern Hospitality

Personal Service.

At Nine-Eleven, we’ve built a reputation for understanding our customers’ needs —

quality service, convenient location, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and personalized service

that is unmatched in the Metroplex. When you trust your car to us, you will have


Access.

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

technicians are available in person, by phone, and even by pager if you have questions

or need timely information about your car.

Facility.

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

that you and your car will get the kind of service you deserve. Maintained tools and

equipment. Clean cars. We are meticulous about details.

Parts.

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

in finding that necessary part or after-market option you require. We are an authorized

dealer for high-performance Recaro seating, Yokohama Tires, Bilstein Shocks, Bosch,

and many others. This ensures that whether you are a casual driver or an enthusiast who

needs race prep assistance, Nine-Eleven has the experience and knowledge to keep your

car running at peak performance.













www.nine-eleven.com

Convenience.

We are conveniently located near the intersection of Stemmons and LBJ Freeways

in Dallas. We offer emergency towing service 24 hours a day and have arranged

for special rental car rates with area rental agencies. Come by for a visit between

7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or call for a service appointment.

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January 29


IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE REPAIR

SHOP OF THE FUTURE WILL LOOK LIKE,

DRIVE TO 6134 DENTON DRIVE

From the moment

you turn in from

Denton Drive, you’ll

start to notice the

special details that

makes AUTOSCOPE

a car-friendly heaven.

It’s quite simply, the most incredible

independent repair facility in the

world

It even has its own Race-Track

Simulator and Side-By-Side, All-

Wheel Dynos!

www.autoscope.net

Dallas-Park Cities 214-350-3050 . Plano 972-867-7467 . Dallas N/E 214-320-8280

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New Wheels

Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

call Lisa Steele 214-709-6418.

Biederman, Hunter

Frisco, TX 75033

2001 Boxster S

Guest, Jay

Paris, TX 75462

2008 Carrera

O’Brien, Dan (Thomas)

Dallas, TX 75214

2011 Boxster

Maverick Member Totals

Brabender, Ken (Sandra)

Haslet, TX 76052

2009 Boxster

Hitch, Bill

Garland, TX 75042

2011 Cayman

Ramos, Paul (Veronica)

Plano, TX 75025

1999 Carrera

Members ~ 1,242

Affiliate Members ~ 832

Total Membership ~ 2,074

Brooks, Jeff

Dallas, TX 75205

2007 Cayman S

Browning, Earl

Dallas, TX 75218

2003 C4S

Connell, Jack (Justin)

Bedford, TX 76021

2005 911 S

Cowden, Jon

Ennis, TX 75119

1993 968

Davison, Omera

Kilgore, TX 75662

2012 Cayman

Jarrett, Sherry

Allen, TX 75013

1999 Boxster

Marshall, Pierce

Dallas, TX 75230

2011 997 Turbo

McDowell, Kim (Mary)

Shady Shores, TX 76208

2012 911 GTS

Meyer, Ronald (Sylvia)

Allen, TX 75002

2012 Cayenne

Nutkis, Dan

Frisco, TX 75034

2012 911 GTS 4

Richard, Dax (Lisa)

Dallas, TX 75231

1984 911

Riddick, Frank

Dallas, TX 75225

2011 911 Turbo

Warmuth, Matt

(Andy Rohrbacher)

Dallas, TX 75209

2009 911 4S

Wheeler, Paul

Plano, TX 75074

2001 Boxster S

White, Alan(Jordan)

Southlake, TX 76092

2012 Turbo S

Womack, Hank

Rainbow, TX 76077

2011 Boxster

Save the flash!

Owning a Porsche is

a unique experience.

Do your part to preserve

the experience...

keep the flash alive!

Anniversaries

Brown, Wayne

Tucker, John N.

Carrollton

Wallach, Steven J.

Dickman, Joseph

Frost, Steven M.

Hamilton, Craig

Hanna, Monda P.

Parli, Frank E.

Petrushka, Tom

20 Years

15 Years

10 Years

Palestine

Dallas

Trophy Club

Dallas

Fort Worth

Plano

Plano

Euless

Bolton, Brian W.

Harrington, C Kent

Macarthur, Ross E.

Martin, James E.

Morgan, Larry D.

Quiett, Tom T.

Valdez, Paul J.

5 Years

Flower Mound

Fort Worth

Plano

Flower Mound

Roanoke

Dallas

Dallas

January 31


Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region members and are $5 to all others (contact editor for payment details). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines. Ads will run for 3 issues, then

removed unless you request that it be run for an additional 3 issues. E-mail your ad to classifieds@mavpca.org by the 10th to have your ad run in the following month’s Slipstream. Be sure to

include car year, make and model, its mileage and asking price, as well as a contact name, phone number and /or e-mail address. All parts will be advertised on our website. Check your ad for

accuracy the first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled sooner. Due to space constraints, photos may or may not be included.

For Sale: 1998 Boxster, 68,500 miles. Very clean.

White with Navy interior/top. Good condition. Listed

on Auto-Trader Asking $11,000. Contact info: Wes

Kenney, wes@weskenney.net (580) 933-6940 cell (1)

For Sale: 2005 911 Coupe, Arctic Silver, Certified

Pre-Owned through March 2013. Stone Grey leather

interior, Bose high-end sound package, Navigation for

PCM, PSM, Xenon head lamps, 19” Carrera S wheels

with colored crests, rear window wiper, and 59,800

miles. Never tracked. Garaged. Well maintained. New

brakes and front tires in March. For Sale by Owner, so

CPO is transferable. Ron Willbanks, San Antonio, TX.

210-269-8734 rwillbanks@gmail.com (1)

Looking for: 2003-04 911 C4S, manual

transmission, Coupe or Cabriolet. Please contact

sphickman@sbcglobal.net (2)

For Sale: 1986 Carrera Targa, Rare 1986 Porsche

Carrera Targa with 75,000 original miles. Excellent

condition Targa with white exterior and blue leather.

3.2 liter flat 6 air cooled engine. Five speed manual

transmission. Targa top recently recovered. Blaupunkt

stereo with power amp. Headlight washers, cruise

control, 6-way power seats on both seats and power

windows. Leather interior in excellent condition.

Excellent mechanical condition with current service

on engine. Air conditioner recently serviced and

works great. 10,000 miles on 17” continental tires. No

damage history. Original paint. No door dings.

Priced at $22,900. Call pat at (214) 616-2477 for

more info (2)

For Sale: 1988 944, $5,000, 3-speed automatic

transmission; 217,000 miles; garage kept, 2.5 liter,

electrically retractable and removable moon roof,

electrically adjustable drivers seat, heatable rear

window, electrically adjustable outside side mirrors,

perfect operating condition with all maintenance

records (catalytic converter needed). I am the only

owner of the car except for the first 2,500 miles. It

has never been in an accident except for someone

who backed into it while it was parked (minor body

damage that has been repaired). Contact Fred Di Orio

(972) 850 - 4518 work or (972) 416 - 2473 home. (2)

For Sale: 1980 911SC Targa, Classic light blue

exterior with dark blue leather interior. Weekend

driver with only 39,000 miles. Runs great! Asking

$19,911. Contact Mike at 903-746-1898 or farren.

mike@juno.com (2)

For Sale: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe,

3.2l 5-speed manual transmission. This car is all

original, finshed in guards red with beige leather

interior. 42,400 miles . Always garaged driven only

on weekends. Clutch was replace about 8000 miles

ago. New oil seals, new bushing installed in gear shift

2-29-2011. Tires are new with only about 1000 miles

on them. This Porsche runs fantastic and is reliable.

Mechanically perfect needing nothing. All service

done have receipt for service work. email: wayne.

holmes@ei-ets.com. Call me at 1-800-643-9017. 8am

to 4pm central time. or 972-978-9010 any time. (2)

For Sale: 1986 Porsche 944, Good condition only

84K miles. $5700. Contact Dave Garner 817-773-

8949. dave@wildwoodsoutlake.com (2)

For Sale: 2008 GT3, Guards Red with black

interior. Options include full leather with red deviated

stitching, red seat belts, heated seats, Bi Xenon

headlights, PCCB brakes, Sound Package Plus, Sport

Chrono, Self-Dimming Mirrors, Rain Sensor Wipers,

and black wheels. Upgrades include 3M clear shield,

tinted windows, GT3RS lightweight flywheel and

clutch, and lightweight battery. Original delivery and

all service through Boardwalk Porsche. Fresh brakes,

tires, and recent service. Very good condition. 19,000

miles. Asking $82,000.

For additional information, please contact Mike at

214-202-9555 or via e-mail at langfordmg@yahoo.

com (2)

For Sale: 2002 Boxster S, Roock RSB 340, Seal

Grey Metallic/Metropole blue leather, heated sport

seats, complete Aero kit, Roock competition 18”

wheels with new rubber. 996 Carrera 3.6L Engine,

Power: Est. 340 bhp Torque: Est. 273 ft lb. 0-60 mph:

Est. 4.9 sec Top speed: 180 mph, Suspension: Roock

Sportsystem/H&R coilovers, 996 Brakes. Hard wired

for a V1, 28,000 + miles. $29,800. Contact Pat at

214-616-2477 (2)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

For Sale: 1994 911 Carrera 2 Speedster,

WPOCB2964RS465232 white/black, 5 speed, 68,500

mi. original power black leather seats, AC, LSD,

always garaged, Pirelli P Zero tires on 17” painted

wheels, spare sport muffler, new battery, all records,

very original, well maintained and cared for. I’d

love to see this car stay a Maverick! $58,000, Alan

Bambina, Dallas, TX 972-241-7556, bambinaa@

cfbisd.edu, mailto:bambinaa@cfbisd.edu. (3)

Wanted: 993 Series 911, 993 Series 911, years

1996-1998 only, either C2 or C2S. MUST have

varioram engine, 6-spd manual, & complete service

and repair records to view. (No black exterior) Email

information and pictures to Glenn: gcweber1@

verizon.net (3)

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

Boss Garage (214) 735-9025 Page 12

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 5

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 26

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 13

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 28

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Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 25

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State Farm Insurance (214) 387-0003 B.C.

Texas Performance Concepts (817) 657-6608 Page 25

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