Slipstream - June 2012


The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Upcoming Events

• Father’s Day Picnic

• Sunday Drive

• Rally School

Past Events

• Wild Wildflowers

• May at Mayo’s

• Results

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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

Trivia Contest for March ...........................7

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

Driving Friendships (50th Anniversary)...10

Advertiser of the Month ..........................18

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

Tech Corner..............................................25

New Wheels .............................................31

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

Father’s Day Picnic.....................................5

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

Sunday Drive: Blueberry Farm.................12

Autos in the Park: Cooper Aerobics Ctr....15

June Happy Hour: Trinity Hall Pub...........24

Autocross 4 at Texas Motor Speedway......26

2012 Porsche Parade.................................26

Past Event Recaps

March Sunday Drive: Flying Museum .....11

Cinco de Mayo at Mayo’s.........................14

Fifty Years of Porsches.............................16

Maximum Smiles per Mile: April DE......20

April Happy Hour: Uncle Julio’s..............24

Volume 50, Issue 6, June 2012

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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Day June

2 Drivers’ Ed, ECR

3 Autos in the Park

6 Board Meeting

9 Father’s Day Picnic

12 Lewisville Lunch

16-17 Time Trial 3/Autocross 3, MW

21 Happy Hour: Trinity Hall Pub

24 Sunday Drive: Blueberry Hill

28 Southlake Lunch

Day August

1 Board Meeting

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour: Fox & Hound

23 Southlake Lunch

ECR - Eagles Canyon Raceway, 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


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31

Day July

1 Autocross 4, TMS bus lot

8-14 Porsche Parade, Salt Lake City

10 Lewisville Lunch

19 Happy Hour: Joe T. Garcia’s

26 Southlake Lunch

Day September

5 Board Meeting

8-9 Time Trial 4/Autocross 5, MW

11 Lewisville Lunch

15-16 Drivers’ Ed, MSR

20 Happy Hour: Cristina’s

27 Southlake Lunch

29 Wine Tasting Tour/Rally

29 Time Trial 5, MW

On the Cover:

The bluebonnets were

out in force for the

April Sunday Drive.

Photo by

Brendan Eagan

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Kenneth A. Chandler



Russell Adams


2012 PCA Zone 5 Presidents


Greg Platt


Richard Martin



Chuck Weeks



Henry Carter


Dan Arthrell


Courtney Gross



Jack Merrell



John Hamlton



Louis Lackey



James Shoffit

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June 1


By John Hamilton, President









• Total membership in

your Maverick Region

broke through 2,200!

• Attendance at “50 Cars for 50

Years” was almost 300 people

(and well over 100 Porsches)!

• The past two Sunday

Drives had 57 and 46

cars respectively!

• Happy Hours have

been PACKED!

• Autocross School at Pennington

was full despite the rain!

• April Drivers’ Education was

FULL in Green & Blue groups!

• Attendance at Cinco

de Mayo at Mayo’s exceeded

100 people!

I’m sure I’m missing something,

but it’s been great. I hope you have

joined us at one or more of these

great events, because each has been

a lot of fun! It has been especially

rewarding to meet so many firsttime

participants at each of these

events. We’ve even had several

Porsche owners join our club right

after attending one of these events.

But if you missed these events,

DON’T WORRY, because we have

many more spectacular events

coming in the months ahead.

Take a look at the calendar on

the preceding page (or better

yet, on our homepage: mav.pca.

org) and see which appeals to you.

Then write it on your calendar and

JOIN THE FUN! I look forward to

seeing you at one

of the many events

that our great

volunteers create.

Mav of the Month

Each month we

select someone in

our club as “Mav

of the Month” for

going “above and

beyond the call of

duty” for our club.

This month was especially

difficult to

decide, because so

many had worked

so hard on so

many of the fantastic events listed

above. But there was one individual

who was just so outstanding in his

dedication to creating an incredible

memory for us all that he had to

be chosen. Our Mav of the Month

is our 40-plus-year member Charlie

Davis, who has filled many roles in

our club from time to time,

but has continuously been

our club’s photographer

(and photographer for the

national Porsche Parade.)

Even if you haven’t met

him personally, you probably

SAW HIM above you at the

50 Cars for 50 Years event,

where he was high above us

all in a cherry-picker using

some amazing photographic

equipment to capture the

51 cars on the parking lot

at Texas Motor Speedway.

And after taking the pictures

(the one picture is actually

made up of 20 photos

stitched together!) he spent

countless hours perfecting

the picture, which will also

appear in a feature article

in Panorama magazine.

So Charlie, for all you do, this

one’s for you. You have been and

continue to be simply AMAZING!!!

Charlie receives a gift card to the

Silver Fox in Grapevine as recognition

for his outstanding efforts.


June 3


John Hamilton


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



AX Lewisville Chair Milton, Al Silva James

TT Chair Travis Howard


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 Workers Mike Lockas

Charity Chair Chris Hamilton

Club Race Co-Chair Joel Nannis

Club Race Co-Chair Pat Heptig

Club Race Ads/PR Jim Buckley

Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit

Concours Jack Griffin

Frank Briggs

DE Chair Lori Mauthe

DE Chf Drvng 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

Membership Lisa Steele

Past President Mike Brodigan

Public Relations Linda Bambina


Position Open!


Advertising Pat Friend

Editor Carey Spreen

Event Ad Design Christy Payne

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery


Linda Bambina

Wendy Shoffit


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


Vice President

Tom Minnella



Tom has been a PCA member 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.

Linda Bambina


Bob Benson


Frank Briggs

Mike Brodigan


Jim Buckley

Jerry DeFeo


Mike Farrar

Pat Friend


Jack Griffin


Chris Hamilton

Monda Hanna



Madhu Rao


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!

John Harvey


Jeff Herrmann


Robyn Howard


Travis Howard


Pat Heptig

Mike Lockas


Lori Mauthe

Chuck McCoy


Andy Mears


Ed Mullenix


Joel Nannis

Please help us to keep growing!


Jim Falgout



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


Lisa Steele


Keith Olcha



Christy Payne


Denny Payne

Your Name Here

John Sandusky


Wendy Shoffit

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James Shoffit


Al Silva

Carey Spreen


Fran Ussery



Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor



learned that


has been around

for millenia. The

Egyptians, and

later the Greeks

and Romans, used

to advertise on papyrus posters

and billboards. Other civilizations

used to paint ads on walls and even

rocks. During the Middle Ages,

when most people did not know

how to read, tradesmen advertised

their wares with simple images

depicting what product or service

they provided, eventually becoming

what we know today as logos.

Print advertising appeared as early

as the 18th Century in British newspapers,

and were mainly unpaid

promotions about new books and

other periodicals. But in 1836 the

French newspaper La Presse was the

first to run paid advertisements.

This allowed the paper to offset

its costs and charge half the cover

price that other papers were charging.

The rest is, as they say, history.

Slipstream started out as just a

one-page newsletter, with the sole

purpose of getting information

about upcoming events, and about

events that recently took place, to

the club members. There was no

advertising back then, because it

cost next to nothing to produce.

Of course the newsletter grew

into the magazine that you now

have in front of you. And as you

can guess, each issue costs quite

a bit to produce and mail every

month, so we sell advertising

space to help offset those costs.

All of this is sort of a long-winded

way of reminding you to think

of our advertisers when you are

looking for a product or service,

whether it is Porsche-related or

not. They pay us to place their

ads in Slipstream, and in return

expect a return on their investment

in the guise of new or

repeat customers. That’s why we

ask that, when you do business

with one of our advertisers, you

tell them that you saw their ad in

Slipstream. That way they know

that their ads are doing their job.

Two advertisers that have just

recently joined us are Pro-Tect Mobile

and The Phoenix Insurance.

You can see a full list of our advertisers

on page 32. Without them,

this would be more of a newsletter

than a magazine, so let them know

that you appreciate their support!

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It’s Easy to Play:

Play here for fun and education

and find the answers below


Play for prizes on the web at, with the

answers and winners to be posted here

after each month’s contest has closed.

Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this

and the Web Trivia together.

Congratulations to our April Web Winner,

Mark Hanna,

who got 4 out of 5 correct.

Mark will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

1. In 1967 Porsche came out with the outstanding and remarkable 911R. They

only made 24 of them, but there is great discussion as to whether they were

built as model year 1967 or 1968. Based on VIN Numbers, how many were


a. none b. 4 c. 20 d. 24

Source: Excellence magazine, May 2012, p. 157

2. Based on VIN Numbers, how many 911Rs were ‘68s?

a. none b. 4 c. 20 d. 24

Source: Excellence magazine, May 2012, p. 157

3. The 1967 911S (considered by many to be the purest of the 911s) has a

weight-to-power ratio of 14.2 lbs/hp; the 2005 996 Turbo is 8.3 lbs/hp; and

the 2012 Cayman R is 8.6 lbs/hp. What is the weight-to-power ratio of the


a. 8.1 b. 8.2 c. 8.4 d. 8.6

Source: Excellence magazine, May 2012, p. 15

4. A big change in 911 Electronic Fuel Injection came in 2009 with the

introduction of Direct Injection systems. Porsche’s initial application of this

technology was on which model?

a. 2007 Boxster S b. 2008 Cayenne c. 2006 Cayman S d. 2006 Cayman


Source: Porsche Panorama, March 2012, p. 86

5. In the Direct Injection system, the fuel is delivered at a very high pressure

of ____ into the combustion chamber.

a. 1280 psi b. 1490 psi c. 1610 psi d. 1740 psi e. 1960 psi

Source: Porsche Panorama, March 2012, p. 86

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

June 7

Maverick Minutes

By Madhu Rao, Secretary May 2, 2012

Our May



at 7:05pm.

President John

Hamilton welcomed

the group

and our three

guests, M.L. Spear, Bruce Mc-

Quaid, and Renee Farinella.

Secretary Madhu Rao reminded

the board that planning for our

2013 election starts in June by

identifying a nomination committee

to manage the election process.

Stay tuned for more information.

VP Tom Minnella noted he

has followed up on the insurance

certificates for upcoming

events. He also discussed the

Possum Kingdom area as a possible

venue for upcoming events

later this year or next year.

Newsletter Editor Carey Spreen

updated the board that Slipstream

production is going well. He

is moving forward the mailing

date by a few days so you can

get your monthly copy earlier.

Next up was M.L. Speer, who

stated he was “enjoying the meeting.”

M.L., glad you could join us.

Concours Chair Jack Griffin

described the annual May at Mayo’s

event. This year it will be on May 5

so yes, it will truly be a “Cinco de

Mayo” event. Sounds like a lot of

fun. I have heard about the worldfamous

margaritas and Mexican

food served there from people who

previously attended. That sounds

good to me and so does checking

out the early model Porsches that

the Mayo team is working on. It’s

a busy month for Jack as he is

hosting a tech session on May 19

at “Jack’s Garage” on the “The Art

of Preparing Your Car,” not just


for Concours competition, but

for the daily rigors of everyday

driving. Demonstrations will be

done by PCA Member Andy Kay of

Blue Ribbon Detailing. Jack also

reminded us about the upcoming

Autos in the Park event June 3 at

the Cooper Clinic. That was a great

event last year and I am looking

forward to it again this year.

Pat Friend shared an update

about several new Slipstream

advertisers. That is great news!

Pat also mentioned that we are

current on advertising receivables.

That is great news, too!

Bruce McQuaid, another one

of our guests, was interested in

attending a board meeting and

finally was able to do so. Bruce,

we are glad you could join us.

DE Chair Lori Mauthe noted that

April Drivers’ Education event was

profitable. That is great news! She

also described the recent training/coaching

for instructors as

being well received with several

comments and compliments. She

mentioned that having separate

registration categories for instructors

is going well. Lastly, Lori enthusiastically

described the registration

for the June 2 DE which continues

to build. If you are interested,

please sign up as soon as you are

able to for this one day event.

The entire DE team really does

go to great lengths to provide the

Maverick Region the best driving

experience. Hey Lori, can you do

anything with the 635 corridor?

Tourmeister John Harvey was very

happy with the turnout for the

April Bluebonnet drive. A total of

46 cars and 85 people participated.

There were four group leaders to

help manage the flow. John also

reminded everyone about the May

27 Sunday Drive, which has an

Introduction to Autocross event

incorporated into the tour. Lastly,

he reminded us about the June

24 Echo Springs Blueberry Farm

Sunday Drive. For more information


Renee Farinella, our third

guest, shared some ideas about

regional communications by

increasing our “share of voice”

with the local media. Renee, we

are all “ears” about this idea.

Membership Chair Lisa Steele

was excited to annonunce that

our total membership exceeded

2100 for the first time ever!

Social Chair Christy Payne mentioned

that the 50 Years of Porsches

car, food, and photo event at the

Texas Motor Speedway on April 28

had 292 attendees. She also noted

the event was profitable. As many

of you know, Christy and the rest

of the social team do a great job

planning and managing our events.

If you have an interest to help

out, please let them know. Our

“Help Wanted” sign is up all year!

PR Chair Linda Bambina added

that it was great to see some surprise

faces (from the past and

present) show up at the 50 Years of

Porsches event. I had the opportunity

to attend and I am glad I did.

There are some great Porsches in

our region and I enjoyed meeting

their owners at this event. The food

was excellent and I appreciate the

dedication of all of the volunteers.

Charlie Davis took some great

aerial photos from a boom crane of

the Porsches. Kudos to Mark Steele

who took some great “land based”

photos at the event as well. You will

be seeing the photo and article in

upcoming issues of Slipstream and

Panorama. Check the Maverick

Region website for additional

details and the opportunity to

order a poster of the photo shoot.

Wendy Shoffit planted a couple of

“idea seeds” for the consideration

of the board. She described an

idea to hold a Porsche Car Show,

inviting advertisers to participate to

increase their recognition. Regarding

advertising she suggested

capturing the website hits for

advertisers to generate a return on

investment analysis. It was decided

to create a subcommittee to discuss

this. She also asked if there is interest

in reprinting the membership

directory. Wendy – my two cents is

yes. It would be great if we could

download this or create a Maverick

Region application to quickly connect

with each other and access the

major functionality of the website.

Lastly, Wendy mentioned that

over 30 Mavericks will be traveling

to Salt Lake City

for Parade this year.

Due to his position at the

table following immediately

after Wendy, James Shoffit

admitted, “I got nothing.”

Robyn Howard said the

Autocross school in April

had a good turnout and that

she is looking for instructor

help. She noted that

the next Time Trial and

Autocross weekend is May

26-27 in Mineral Wells.

Al Silva concurred and

noted that volunteers are

needed and encouraged

to help out at Autocross

and Time Trial events.

John Hamilton thanked

everyone for their help and

participation in region

events. Meeting adjourned at


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By Linda Bambina, PR Chair and MRPCA 50th Anniversary Committee



Just the

perfect blendship.

When other

friendships will

be forgot . . . ours

will still be hot.

Cole Porter’s lyrics said it seventy

years ago (and Larry Ramsey and

I sang it at Cinco de Mayo at

Mayo’s), but I really felt it when I

learned from Champion-Registrar

Wendy Shoffit that all 50 cars

had indeed checked in for the

once-in-a-lifetime 50th Maverick

Anniversary photo shoot and car

show. They came! Everyone came!

It was the perfect blendship of

friends and those amazing cars.

One of the main reasons I was

so excited (ecstatic, actually) was

that for the last three weeks prior

to the event, 23 of the 50 cars had

to cancel. Keep in mind that I had

been getting commitments from

our past Presidents, Slipstream

Editors, Selcer Award Winners,

Board Members, Past Parade chairs,

people who have been major

contributors and folks who have

been highly involved in the club

for years and years at one time or

another. Finding replacements

meant I just had to dig a bit deeper

and talk to more people! I turned

to some Major Mavs for help. A

huge hug goes out to James Shoffit

who has one of those overflowingwith-information-brains

and helped

me find a number of owners/

cars that would fit empty spots.

But one of my Major Mavs was Ed

Mayo. He knows members from

waaaay back, AND he knows cars

and whether or not a certain year

can substitute for another year

(yes, I HAD to fudge a little on

certain years!). He also ended up

bringing four of his early 911s to

the shoot. FOUR. Now finding

trusted and available drivers to

a last minute all day event? Well,

that’s a whole ‘nuther story!

We didn’t have a Long Distance

Award, but if we had, there would

have been several contenders:

Richard & Carole Diller from

Killeen; Tannia Dobbins from

Florence, south of Killeen;

Charlie and Teri Davis from

Weatherford; Joel Nannis from

Rockwall . . . and Jan (Mayo)

Michel from Colorado Springs!

Over 80% of Maverick Region

Presidents, starting with Don

Spaulding (’72), were present.

Barry Gibbs (’73) had suggested

we take an “encore” of the photo

that appeared on the ’83 Slipstream

cover (and again on our February

2012 cover). So we took that

one and then gathered all the

other Past Presidents for more

pictures. Talk

about a “family



Take a look at

the list of the

owners of the

50 cars (OK,

51 cars, since

we had a 1962

AND a 2012)

for our 50th.

1962 Alan Bambina

1963 Ed Cullen

1964 Mike Orlie

1965 Bob Morris

1966 Richard Diller

1967 Ed Mayo

1968 Jerry DeFeo

1969 Bob Aines

1970 Jack Griffin

1971 Ed Mayo

1972 Ed Mayo

1973 Fran Ussery

1974 Jan Michel

1975 Cody Sears

1976 Ed Mayo

1977 Michael DeJong

1978 James Shoffit

1979 Erika Nannis

1980 Lisa Steele

1981 Darold Marckman

1982 Carey Spreen

1983 Dave Casey

1984 Travis Howard

1985 Al Zim

1986 Bill Middleton

1987 Brian Scudder

1988 Michael Griffin

1989 Mike Brodigan

1990 John Sandusky

1991 Brian Amond

1992 Jim Falgout

1993 Alan Lage

1994 Randall Johnson

1995 Hiram Saunders

1996 Mike Doherty

1997 Tannia Dobbins

1998 Wendy Shoffit

1999 Joel Nannis

2000 Bob Knight

2001 Bill Dawson

2002 Christy Payne

2003 Robyn Howard

2004 John Harvey

2005 Don Spaulding

2006 Linda Bambina

2007 Madhu Rao

2008 Bob Blakewell

2009 John Hamilton

2010 Jerry & Myra Sutton

2011 Milton Barley

2012 Park Place Porsche


March Sunday Drive: Vintage Flying Museum

By Belinda Bush


morning I

was contemplating

going on

the Sunday drive

since I hadn’t been

to one in a couple

of years and I always

had such a good time driving

with a group. This one started right

here in Fort Worth, and just a few

miles from my house, so I couldn’t

use that as an excuse not to go.

Everyone on the Sunday drives is

sociable and is there to have fun.

Each Porsche owner has a special

story to tell about their car, and

one always learns something interesting

about the people they meet.

In the meantime I had to make

plans to clean my car and get

ready for Sunday. My husband

and son were at a scouting event

and my son had homework he

needed to finish Sunday.

I really don’t like going to functions

by myself, but my husband

encouraged me to go because he

knows how much I love to drive

my 911 Carrera S. Last year he put

a new exhaust system on it and I

haven’t had a chance to test it out.

I arrived about 12:45 at the Wal-

Mart parking lot in Lake Worth to

an astonishing number of

Porsche cars. A complete

range of Porsches was represented

including a Cayenne

and Panamera. There

were so many beautiful cars

it is hard to mention them

all, so I won’t even try.

So off we go! We were

zipping down these

beautiful winding roads

at a brisk pace. I’m not

sure what roads we were

Come fly the friendly skies!

on because I had to concentrate.

I am so sure the couple in front

of me in their 991 twin turbo

would be happy to know that!

One of the many WWII-era aircraft on display

at the Vintage Flying Museum

Dee Luxbacher checks in with Barb Minnella

Anyway, I had my head into

driving. Before we left I think

someone said we were around

Eagle Mountain Lake, which

sounded right. I have been around

these roads for years, but never

like this! We were twisting, turning,

and having a blast. I was

bonding once again with my car.

We stopped in Springtown for a

short break, then off we went again

on 51 headed to 114. We traveled

through Boyd to Aurora through

Newark, close to Eagle Mountain

Lake. Kind of a cool-down time.

The backroads were sure fun.

Next we headed for Meacham

Field to the Vintage Flying museum.

What a sight it was to see so

many Porsche cars all lined up in

front of the hanger. Airplanes and

Porsches seem to go together.

If you haven’t been there before,

the Vintage Flying Museum is one

of Fort Worth’s great historical

secrets. If you are an aviation buff

and enjoy vintage WWII planes,

this is the place to cruise around

for a couple of hours. Everyone

there is a volunteer and has

great passion for these ole gals.

I met a B-17 pilot who flies out

of Houston. He was working

away on a plane (the big black

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one in the front) at the time and saying that they

hoped to get her flying again some day. They have

pictures of “Chuckie,” a B-17G bomber that was

restored here and moved to Virginia last year.

Many people love this museum. One of my son’s

friends just finished his Boy Scout Eagle project

at the Vintage Flying museum last October. He

was out there on Sunday volunteering. His Eagle

project was cleaning the room that contains aircraft

engines, replacing ceiling tiles, and mounting

an instructive plaque on each engine.

So after a day of riding and a bit of socializing

it was time to head to Joe T Garcia’s, one of Fort

Worth’s mainstays, to have a great meal with friends.

It is the people that make the cars so much fun!

Thank you B.J. and John Harvey for including me at

your table. I truly enjoyed the fellowship. And a big

“Thank You” for putting this Sunday drive together.

Note from your TourMeister, John

Harvey: A special “thank you” to

our Route Leaders and Sweeps:

Brendan Eagan, Gareth Maurice,

Khalid Zafar, Myra Sutton, John

Hamilton, Paul Dippel, and Frank

Labriola, for keeping all 57 cars

and 107 people on course! Hoo-


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June 13

Cinco de Mayo at Mayo’s

By Silva Cohen

Cinco de

Mayo at


proved once

again that the

Mavericks have to

be the friendliest

and most heartwarming

group of people to ever

get together over a bunch of cars.

From the bounce house for the

kids that also allowed adults after

they had warmed up the Margarita

Machine, to the Concours

in the parking lot, to the buffet

provided by On The Border, the

stage was set for a great time.

The focus of the get-together was

the Concours held in the parking

lot in front of Mayo Performance in

Euless. Twenty five owners committed

their time and effort to get

their cars ready for the event. It

was my first Concours event, and it

should be obvious to all that I have

a lot to learn about gearheads and

their passion. But I was happy to

hear some

of the


of other


I was not

the only



on a car

because its

color complimented

my dress,

or because

This year’s event

had a decidedly

Mexican theme

I thought

the staging

of the


Photos by Linda Bambina

Buffet catered by On the Border -

two lines, no waiting!

suitcases in the back complimented

the antiquity of the car.

Technical issues of the vehicle

just overwhelmed the processing

of my brain and couldn’t be considered.

Fortunately, there were

plenty of people there to assess

those issues and vote accordingly.

After much deliberation, congratulations

were given to Richard


Adams (924/944/968/928), Colt

Klatt (Boxster/Cayman), Frank

Briggs (964/993), Jason and Carrie

Morske (996/997), and Myra

and Jerry Sutton (Cayenne).

A great dinner was enjoyed following

the voting, along with

music provided by the Greatest

DJ in the World, John Hamilton.

The afternoon closed out with the

John Hamilton skillfully jockeyed

disks for our entertainment

Cross for his 1964 356 (356 class

and Best in Show), Betty Perrine

(914), Steve Skelton (Early 911),

Jay Moore (911 SC/Carrera), Rob

Jasmine Shoffit and Sydney Steele

made sure the bounce

house was always bouncing

Our perennial host and

event namesake, Ed Mayo

vocal stylings of Larry Ramsey and

Linda Bambina, serenading us with

“Friendship,” by Cole Porter, and

herding us out the door with Happy

Trails. Thank you to our gracious

host, Ed Mayo of Mayo Performance,

and to our Social Chair,

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June 15

Fifty Years of Porsches: Family Portrait at Texas Motor Speedway

By Steve and Jonathan Perrin

Photos by Mark Steele

Editor’s Note: Long time Maverick

Steve Perrin and his son Jon

participated in this historic photo

shoot, which featured a Porsche representing

every year that Maverick

Region has been in existence. Here

are thoughts from both of them.

From Steve:

Imagine if you

will, our Linda

Bambina all

excitable and nervous.

Now, for the

few days immediately

leading up to

and including Saturday

April 28, double that level of

anxiety. As I understand it, as early

as last October, Linda had arranged

commitments for a representative

car for each of the 50 years that

Maverick Region has been around

Richard Bradley and Ken Vaughan

set up the time-lapse video camera

Christy Payne: “Come on, come on,

come on, RIGHT THERE!”

for a special anniversary photo

shoot. As of three weeks before

the event, 23 of those cars had

dropped out for various reasons.

Months ago, Linda had called and

asked if I could get my ‘72 911 up

and running for the event, but unfortunately

I had to decline as it was

too much to do in too little time

(shamefully, it has been dormant

for over 10 years). Just days before

the event I received another Lindacall

with a proposition: Ed Mayo’s

1972 911 was

available but it

needed a driver,

as he was

already driver/


stretched after

already providing

three other

cars. Would

I be willing

to drive Ed’s

“Elvira”? YES,


So Saturday


Jonathan and

I were on our way to the track in a

shiny, “better-than-new” 1972 911.

I had told Jon that we were going

to park the fifty-plus cars and then

Charlie was going to take their

picture with his motorized camera

setup. I thought to myself that it

would take a couple of hours. Jon

was figuring 30-35 minutes. We

were home … after eight hours!

From Jon:

The ride

over was


to remember; the

last time I was

in a Porsche was

well over a decade

ago. Shortly after arrival, Dad and

I were met by many friends of old,

as well as the readily welcomed air

conditioning. Linda called out for

a strapping young man to help her

arrange water bottles into tables,

after the facility didn’t follow

through with providing furniture in

the clubhouse, and I just happened

to be there. After that, we were

all treated to a lunch of hotdogs,

something that of course I would

take any day of the week, and after

a while I caught on to the theme

of German cars, food, and drinks.

Three 356s waiting patiently for their

final parking assignments


Charlie Davis with his Gigapan

camera in the eagle’s nest

Cars finally in place, the owners proudly posed for the first photo

The tell-”tail” look of ‘80s 911s

After a while spent chatting with

people that we haven’t seen in

quite a while, we all drove into the

adjacent parking

lot to get ready for

the pictures. When

I was told about the

idea of what we were

going to do I could

hardly believe the

amount of planning

that must have gone

into the project.

The meticulous

lining up of the

cars by their headlights

took several

hours, but it was worth

it after you got out of

the cars and admired

the large final arrangement.

The complete cooperation and

understanding of each and every

driver and event staff member was

needed in order to get it right.

After watching Charlie Davis flying

high in the cherry-picker getting

his pictures, it was finally over. Time

to head back to air conditioning

and more hotdogs. I definitely

wouldn’t have expected the sun to

be so low in the sky when we left,

but in the end it was a good day,

and I’ll definitely remember it.

Spanning half a century: Alan Bambina and his 1962

356B Cabriolet, parked tail-to-tail with a 2012 Carrera S

June 17

Advertiser of the Month: Park Place Porsche

By Linda Bambina, PR Chair

Park Place

Porsche has

been part

of the Maverick

Region for more

than 25 years. For

those of us who

were involved

with the DFW ’87 Parade, we

remember the original flagship

Dallas area Porsche Dealership

(Forest Lane Porsche) as the

sponsor for the Parade volunteer

workers. Besides some memorable

T-shirts, the dealership hosted the

400-member Worker Party (including

Mariachi Band, massive vases

of yellow roses, and tables and

tables of Mexican food). We packed

the place, taking over the entire

showroom floor and both huge

staircases, spilling into the office

and lobby areas upstairs and down!

Little did I realize how truly

undersized that earlier dealership

was until I recently got a tour of

Park Place Porsche. Parts Manager

Randall Johnson (Maverick member

for a decade) and I viewed

the city-block-sized site and other

surrounding Park Place facilities

from the third floor of the parking

garage. Provisions have been made

to facilitate adding a fourth level to

their parking garage when desired.

Park Place Porsche is a Porsche

Premier Dealer and has earned this

coveted award 15 times (only 25

dealers out of 215 are awarded annually

nationwide). Huge. They are

also the only Texas Dealer to have

ever been awarded both Premier

Dealer status & the Porsche Perfect

Service Award simultaneously.

Again: Huge. Recently, Park Place

BodyWerks won the collision repair

industry’s first National FIT Sustainability

Award. Doubly Huge.

Park Place Dealerships has over

1,500 employees, and was voted one

of the Top 100 Best Places to Work

in D/FW. There is virtually nothing

that Park Place cannot do for you

and your Porsche (or other high

end European car). They provide

an astounding variety of services

all handled on site: paint touch-up,

wheel repair, window tinting, and

they can install a variety of clear bra

products. They can wrap just the

outside mirrors and headlights, or

literally cover the entire car with

clear bra paint protection, or even

race graphics if you wish. They will

fill your tires with nitrogen, or align

and corner balance your street

and/or race car suspension for

track use. They can even arrange

transport for your car to the tracks

of your choice and provide full

trackside tech support at your next

Club Race or DE for you or your

race group as needed, through

their Motorsports program.

Randall, Motorsports Team techs

Charlie Lacy and Steven Taylor,

along with other employees, and

many of their clients, are regularly

active at various track events - Autocross,

Drivers’ Ed, and Club Racing

- they know “serious fun.” The parts

department walls are covered with

their magnetic car numbers, while

Randall’s race schedule is colorcoded

and kept by his computer

next to pictures of his Porsches. He

talks, walks, and breathes Porsche!

Service is key at Park Place and

is headed by Service Director and

29-year veteran Terry Powell. He

and his team of Porsche-certified

technicians all are trained at

dedicated Porsche technical centers,

and have unique expertise

in all aspects of maintaining and

servicing Porsches that you won’t

find at independent shops.

Recently Park Place has expanded

their newest multi-acre

complex in Grapevine to include

a second BodyWerks shop.

With the two shops, their Body

Shop Director, Eric McKenzie,

revealed that they are #1 in the

country for both volume & dollars

of body work and paint on

high-end European vehicles.

In 2009, Patrick Huston was

promoted to General Manager

of Park Place Porsche. He joined

Park Place in 2003 as the Porsche

Pre-Owned Sales Manager and

helped build Park Place Porsche

into the #1 Pre-Owned Porsche

dealer in the country. With his

leadership Park Place has continued

to garner National Awards,

and consequently they have an

over-the-top inventory of both new

and Pre-Owned Porsches. We’re

talking acres of amazing cars.

Park Place Porsche and its predecessors

have sponsored events of

all kinds for fully half of Maverick

Region’s existence. Besides providing

monetary support annually for

several driving events, social events,

three-day weekend Round-Ups, as

well as two Porsche Parades, they

have also given generously from

their Premier Porsche Goodie

Store for all of our Founder’s

Day events since we started the

charity raffles and silent auctions

over 18 years ago. For those of

you who came out in April to the

50 Years of Porsche Car Show at

TMS, you know that they were our

Premier Sponsor AGAIN, for this

amazing and historical event!

To quote Ken Schnitzer, Chairman

and CEO of the Park Place

Dealerships, “Excellence is hundreds

of small things done right.”

We thank Park Place Porsche for

all the hundreds of small things

done right for our Maverick Region

members over the past 25 years.


You don’t have to pay a premium

for premium porsche service.

Give us a chance to meet or beat your service estimate,

and get a Master-Certified Porsche experience.

At Park Place Porsche, you’ll find high-performance service at competitive prices. Our

Master-Certified technicians and advisors work exclusively on Porsche vehicles, giving them

a focus and passion that can’t be matched. We also have the only on-site Porsche body shop

in the area, giving you comprehensive service, all in one place.

Best of all, we’ll try to meet or beat any service estimate from another shop. So you can

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June 19

Maximum Smiles per Mile: Drivers’ Ed Maverick Style

By Lori MautheAny Drivers’


(DE) event

is a success due to

the coordination

and cooperation

of our DE Committee


to manage the complexity of

the various aspects of registration,

hospitality, instruction, and

safety. I want to express my sincere

thanks to the DE Committee for

their contribution, and to our

driver participants for this, my

first event as your DE Chair. Here

is how the weekend unfolded.

Park Place Porsche was our proud

sponsor for the April DE at Motorsport

Ranch on the 3.1-mile course.

Thank you so much Park Place for

your setup of the decorative flags

to welcome our guests. Park Place

provided fantastic long-sleeved polo

shirts for every participant along

with expertise for our Porsches,

and a shady place to visit between

run groups in the paddock.

While drivers and instructors gathered

and the sun rose, they enjoyed

coffee and donuts sponsored by

Falgout & Associates, P.C. Thank

you to Jim Falgout, Region Treasurer,

for the energy start to our day.

Our day began with Registrar

Joel Nannis, assisted by Region

President John Hamilton, greeting

the participants and handing out

packets. Thanks to Wendy Shoffit

for her help in the preparation

of individual registration packets

for each entrant. The Novice

and Intermediate run groups

were full, and our Advanced run

groups were very well attended.

After our drivers’ meeting, the

participants and instructors got

their cars ready for a great day of

run group sessions. The weather

cooperated famously in spectacular


Texas Spring time fashion for

which Joel accepts responsibility.

He tried to order up a cloud in the

afternoons; however we settled for

a nice breeze. After registration,

Joel took his next position for

the weekend at Black Flag. Once

the drivers meeting is concluded,

no driver wants to have to talk to

Joel again, because that means

that they either had an on-track

event, or something is wrong with

their car and the corner workers

signaled them to the pit lane.

John Sandusky, our Chief Driving

Instructor (CDI), organizes

our four instructor teams led by

Mike Langford, David Hodges,

Rocky Johnson and Ron Bibb.

Instructors ride with our drivers

in the Novice and Intermediate

sessions to guide and coach them

on safety, track position, driving

the line and car management. We

have a team of Advanced Instructors

(AI) with lead Jim Buckley

for our Advanced groups. At this

event we introduced a sign-up book

at the Team 4 station, where our

Advanced drivers could reserve a

session with the Advanced instructor

of their choice throughout the

weekend. Our AIs were very busy

as most drivers took advantage of

the AIs’ expertise, and improved

their skills and performance. No

matter how many track days you

have under your belt, there is

always more to learn and improve,

and we encourage experienced

drivers to join us to leverage

our AI team expertise. As our

participants learn and grow in

their track aptitude, they can go

through a check ride process and

progress to the next group level.

Our Driver Education events

follow a schedule that sequences

through our run groups which are

categorized by color. Green is our

novice group for first-time and early

experienced participants, and their

day begins with a classroom session

led by John Sandusky on the basics

of the track layout, instruction on

driving the line, and terminology.

Meanwhile the other groups have

their initial run session. Lisa Steele

did a great job as our Grid Master,

substituting for our regular Travis

Howard, who could not join us.

The Grid Master manages the

preparation and release of the run

groups to the track. This person

gives the 5- and 3-minutes-to-go

signals, and then does a final check

to make sure that all doors are

closed, helmets are strapped on,

windows are down, and seat belts

are fastened tight. Lisa was our

added ray of sunshine with a smile

that brightens everyone’s day!

Our Instructor group is the Red

run group, and they are first on

track to check out track conditions

and get the adrenaline pumping.

Next out is the White group, our

most advanced driver team. They

are experienced enough to not

require an instructor, although

they often take the opportunity for

assistance from our AI team. Blue,

our Intermediate group, is next

out. Each driver in the Blue group

has an instructor in the car for

the first session to check-ride for

those previously certified as Solo;

otherwise, instructors are assigned

to stay with the drivers until they

are ready for a Solo check ride.

The fourth group is Yellow, our

Advanced Intermediate group,

whose members, along with White,

are eager to learn as much as they

can from our AI team members.

When the Green and Blue drivers

arrive at the staging area, called

“grid,” they are greeted cordially

by their instructor to prepare for

the weekend and discuss what

the goals are for each driver

and ensure the car is ready.

Each run group has their time

in classroom. Thanks to our classroom

instructors: Craig Janssen

provided advice and answered

questions for the Blue group;

Yellow was led by Keith Olcha, and

White by Brian Amond. I heard

rave reviews all weekend with

the only request being that the

classroom sessions last longer!

So by now the Green classroom

session has concluded and the

drivers arrive at grid, the first

time without helmets so that they

can have a clear look at the track

at slower speeds. The instructor

typically drives the first one or

two laps, and then the student

drives for the rest of the sessions.

The remaining three sessions

are run with helmets on, and

the speed and performance

improves throughout the day.

Each run group has four sessions

each day. Based on driver capability

and demonstration of awareness

and skill, a driver and instructor

may mutually agree that the time

has come for a test to promote

the driver to the next higher run

group. The test is called a check

ride, where another instructor or

team lead will ride with the student

to determine if they indeed qualify

to be promoted to the next run

group. Progressions are Green to

Blue, Blue to Blue Solo, Blue Solo

to Yellow, and Yellow to White. The

check ride is also the team lead’s

way of evaluating the effectiveness

of the instructors on their

team as we all strive to improve.

Our lunch break featured fine cuisine

catered by Del Norte, arranged

by Lisa Steele, also our Hospitality

Queen for the day. We had tables

and chairs arranged under the

covered paddock by the clubhouse

so that our drivers could socialize

and mingle with the instructor

teams and corner workers. During

lunch we feature our Charity

Parade Laps, which provide the

chance for drivers and spectators

to drive the track at street speeds,

and which raise funds for the

region charity, the Hope Shelter.

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Thanks to Luke Edson, our equipment

manager, for transporting

the safety radios and supplies,

and assisting with the setup of the

lunch area. And speaking of corner

workers, thanks to Bob Benson,

who arranges and manages our

track safety with a team of trained

corner workers who diligently

watch our cars on track and communicate

via flags and radios. Our

goal is to make the day very boring

for them, which we did! While

there were a few spins and off-track

events, we ran on schedule both

days with no significant delays.

Jim Buckley is leading a program

to expand and enhance our instructor

teams. The certification

to be a Driving Coach includes

classroom and on-track exercises,

which are designed to improve

and evaluate the quality and

quantity of instructors, and in turn

increases our event capacity for

more drivers. This Driving Coach

certification program is receiving

rave reviews for the first two

occurrences in our 2012 season,

and we look forward to the fall to

have more existing instructors and

recruited candidates to have the

chance to go through the Driving

Coach certification program.

Maverick Region DEs are open to

cars other than Porsches, as long

as they pass the tech qualifications

and inspections. Registration for

each event opens approximately

one month prior (we will send

out email notifications), so check to sign

up. All events will offer the option

to pre-purchase lunch served

at the track, and Charity Parade

Laps during the lunch hour.

Sept 15-16 Sponsored by Boardwalk

Porsche at Motorsport Ranch

on the 1.7-mile course run counterclockwise.

Come out and try to

qualify for Solo status, so that you

can also join the October event on

the same track configuration. We

will feature a track walk at the end

of the run groups Saturday, with

narration provided by our instructor

team. A BBQ dinner provided

by our sponsor Boardwalk Porsche

will close out our Day 1 activities.

Oct 27-28 Sponsored by Boardwalk

Porsche at Motorsport Ranch,

when we will feature Maverick

Region’s event in the National Club

Race Series and DE sessions for

certified Solo drivers only on the

1.7-mile course counter-clockwise.

Nov 10-11 Sponsored by Park

Place Porsche at Eagles Canyon

Raceway. It will be a great way

to end our 2012 season on this

challenging 2.5-mile course.

Porsches, sunshine and good

friends is what our club is all about.

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Member Spotlight: Cyndee Ebeling

By Lisa Steele, Membership Chair




is on Cyndee

Ebeling, who is

the proud owner

of a 2008 Cayman

S. Her niece and

nephew have even given it the

name “Sally” from the movie Cars.

Cyndee’s favorite features of the

car are the sport exhaust and the

manual transmission. She loves the

way Sally sounds when she accelerates

and revs the engine…vroom!

Cyndee and her husband Mark

have an “empty nest” and they

love trying new places to eat. This

adventurous couple will jump in

Sally and go anywhere to eat a great

meal. A friend told them how good

the food was in Santa Fe, so Cyndee

and Mark packed up the car and

took Sally on her first road trip.

This lovely couple has lived in

Valley Ranch/Las Colinas for over

20 years. They recently joined

our Maverick Region and have

already jumped in or should I say

“driven in” a Sunday drive and a

Drivers’ Education event. Watch

out boys, Cyndee would like to

someday drive competitively…a

woman after my own heart!

When Cyndee is not jumping in

her car for a great meal, she manages

a home and gift showroom at

the World Trade Center in Dallas.

Mark and Cyndee also love to

travel. They have been to Germany

and would like to go back again

someday to purchase a Porsche

and drive it on the Autobahn.

Please join me in giving Cyndee

a warm Maverick WELCOME!

If you are a new member and

would like to be considered for our

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please contact me at membership@

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June 23

April Happy Hour: Uncle Julio’s

By Mike Farrar

Photos by Linda Bambina

The club

turned out

in force at

this month’s Happy

Hour, held at Uncle-

Julio’s in North

Dallas. Originally,

we had confirmed

30 attendees with Uncle Julio’s, but

many more showed up. In fact, the

attendance was so great that members

resorted to commandeering

tables recently vacated by other patrons

in order to have a place to sit.

The ebullient Linda Bambina

was on hand selling $50 raffle

tickets for the upcoming drawing

for a trip to Germany for two.

Only 300 will be sold, so anyone

interested in a chance to win this

wonderful trip had better hurry

up . . . if it’s not already too late!

The crowd had a great time

meeting and visiting with many new

members, and with a track event

scheduled the following weekend,

it turned into an opportunity to

promote the Region’s “other”

activities. The club is involved in

many different activities, ranging

from these social gatherings to

the hard-core track-junkie events,

and more importantly to the

support of our Region’s favorite

charity, the Hope Shelter.

Rick and Rebecca Robinson

We even had a Yankee

join the festivities,

all the way from New

York! Actually, he had

lived in NY and had

been a member of

Connecticut Valley

Region, but he got here

as quickly as he could.

Several of the attendees

excitedly discussed

their upcoming trip

to Fiesta New Mexico in Mike Lockas brought his parents to show them the

Santa Fe during Memorial

Day weekend, spon-

type of people with whom he associates

sored by Roadrunner Region PCA.

Unfortunately Porsche is not

exactly dominating in the American

Le Mans Series so far this season,

Paul and Veronica Ramos

talking to BJ Harvey

but the Porsche Club definitely

dominated the scene at Uncle

Julio’s in north Dallas. While the

venue and location can sometimes

determine the number of attendees

at activities like this, we encourage

you to participate when you

can, to share the common passion

of Porsche shared by all of us.

Join us on Thursday, June 21, for

our Happy Hour at the Trinity Hall

Irish Pub!

John Poakeart, formerly of

Connecticut Valley Region PCA


Tech Corner: Much Ado about Nothing!

By Ed Mullenix

think The Bard

I would agree. A

couple of times

this year I have had

clients come to the

shop and ask me

to put nitrogen

in their tires. My

reply is that I use a special blend of

gases: 80% nitrogen, 19% oxygen,

and 1% other gases. This special

blend is more commonly known

as AIR. Several area repair shops

are touting “they use only nitrogen

for tire servicing.” The equipment

these shops are using produce

nitrogen gas that is only about

85-95% pure. Some oxygen does

get into their servicing equipment.

Nitrogen in tires has its roots in

aviation. When airplanes started

flying higher than 12,000 feet, the

pilots and aircrew would suffer

from a condition called hypoxia

(oxygen-deficiency). A mild case

gives you a headache, while a

severe case makes you take a nap at

the controls (recall Payne Stewart a

few years ago) and become seriously

dead. Researchers discovered

that if you inhaled pure gaseous

oxygen, you would not get hypoxia

until you reached an altitude of

50,000 feet. Oxygen for aviators,

hospital oxygen, and the oxygen in

my welder are all produced cryogenically,

i.e., cooled under pressure

until the desired gas liquefies.

Since air has only 19% oxygen,

what does one do with all of the

nitrogen that is produced as well?

Unlike air, pure nitrogen does not

support combustion. High speed

aircraft have a tendency to overheat

their brakes, and sometimes the

fluid in the brake systems will ignite

causing a brake fire. What better

gas to put into an aircraft tire than

non-burning nitrogen. Commercial

nitrogen is called anhydrous,

meaning that the moisture is

removed. Since there is no moisture

in the gas, it also prevents

rusting of steel lines and valves.

So why put it in car tires? Race

cars started using nitrogen in

their tires back in the 1950s for

the same reason that aircraft do.

In the event of a fire that would

spread to the tire and cause it to

blow out, pressurized air would

contribute to the conflagration,

while a tire filled with nitrogen

would have a suppressing affect.

If you are a club racer or serious

DE-er and worry about a fiery crash

and burning tires, by all means,

continued on next page


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continued from previous page

put pure nitrogen into your tires.

I have also heard folks say that tire

pressures are more stable with N 2

than with air. In order to get that

engineering degree hanging on

my wall, I had to pass a bunch of

chemistry and physics classes. A favorite

topic was gas behavior under

varying temperature and pressures.

Until you compress them or cool

them sufficiently to the point that

they are thinking about becoming

a liquid, gasses, be they nitrogen,

oxygen, carbon dioxide, or air, all

behave according to the “ideal gas

law” and its mathematical equation

PV = nRT

In a car tire, you can calculate the

temperature of the gas by looking

at the pressure change. For the

purposes of this discussion, the

“V” in the equation is the volume

contained by the tire and wheel;

“n” is the chemical amount of the

gas in moles; “R” is the ideal gas

constant; “P” is pressure, which

can be whatever your tire gauge

says (psi, kPa, bar); and “T” is

temperature in degrees Kelvin,

named after the dude that did all of

this boring research in the 1800s.

Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit,

which is 0 degrees Celsius

and 273 degrees Kelvin. If you

have 36 psi in your tires and it’s 32

F outside, at 104 F (40 C, 313 K),

your tire pressure increases to 41.3

psi, according to the equation

Pi/Ti = Pf/Tf

which in this example would be

36 psi/273 K = “X” psi/313 K

And to end the suspense, solving

for “X” results in 41.3 psi.

All of this is terribly exciting! OK,

maybe not. But think about how

exciting it would be NOT to spend

$40 to inflate your tires!






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June 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

the peace of mind that it will be serviced correctly the first time. Every time.


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.


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.


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.


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Joe Joe Field Rd.



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Service, Accessories & Parts for BMW,

Mercedes & Porsche

2120 Cindy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229



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.


June 29




From the moment

you turn in from

Denton Drive, you’ll

start to notice the

special details that


a car-friendly heaven.

It’s quite simply, the most incredible

independent repair facility in the


It even has its own Race-Track

Simulator and Side-By-Side, All-

Wheel Dynos!

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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.

Ali, Reiza

Duncanville, TX

2012 Cayenne

Barrera, Jesus

(Pilar Gilabert-Barrera)

Plano, TX

1999 911

Bryan, Doug

Dallas, TX

1976 911S

Champange, Perry


Bedford, TX

2002 986

Cury, Tom (Wendy)

Dallas, TX

2009 911

Earsing, Mike

Dallas, TX

2005 Boxster

Frankenfield, Guy

Cedar Hill, TX

1992 911

Garb, Howard (Julie)

Tyler, TX

2012 Cayenne

Gibson, Ralph


Georgetown, TX

1982 911 SC

Hansen, Brian


Dallas, TX

2006 Cayman S

Hennigar, Derek

Princeton, TX

2008 Cayenne

Hrivnak, Bob (Valerie)

Southlake, TX

2009 911 4S

McConathy, Richard

Fort Worth, TX

2004 911 Turbo

McDaniel, Ron

Fort Worth, TX

2012 Cayman S

McKeel, John (Dena)

Flower Mound, TX

2005 911

McPherson, Patrick

Aubrey, TX

2010 911

Moseley, Paul

Fort Worth, TX

1985 911

Newman, Terry

Mansfield, TX

1986 911

Pearson, Garry

Euless, TX

2008 Cayman

Pinion, Doug

(Joyce Thompson)

Grapevine, TX

2005 Boxster S

Riley, Lou

Coppell, TX

2004 911

Romack, Randy

Arlington, TX

2006 Cayenne

Sargent, David (Kari)

Arlington, TX

2007 997TT

Sherman, Charlie

Wylie, TX

2007 Carrera 4S

Maverick Member Totals

Members ~ 1,277

Affiliate Members ~ 845

Total Membership ~ 2,122

Smith, Terri

(Kathleen Benson)

Rhome, TX

2000 986

Stark, David (Beverly)

Dallas, TX

2007 Cayman S

Turner, Bart

Dallas, TX

2007 Carrera

Tyson, Roger

Double Oak, TX

1993 928

Uremovich, Michael

(JR Braun)

Dallas, TX

2006 Carrera S

Wirth, Craig

Addison, TX

2001 Carrera


Fulton, John R.

Smith, Barbara S.

35 Years

30 Years

Fort Worth


Amond, Brian A.

Bahash, Robert M.

Hardin, Wally

McKay, Daniel S.

10 Years





Geiger, Barbara

White, Steven L.

Lane, Graham H.

Worrell, Branton

25 Years

15 Years



Trophy Club


Akl, Robert

Briggs, Roger M.

Friedauer, Max

Koeppen, Doug W.

Labriola, Frank

Lyschik, Richard V.

Perricone, Charles M.

5 Years


Highland Park



N Richland Hills



June 31


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For Sale: 2004 GT3, Guards Red, VIN:

WP0AC29924S692118, about 51,500 miles. Xenon

headlamps, A/C with Climate Control, Radio/single

CD player. Carbon Fiber small trim package, Carbon

Fiber door sill with model insignia, Aluminum

instrument dials, Door and Dash exterior color

matching stitching. Recaro Speed seats, black w/

red inserts, GMG world challenge harness/roll bar,

Schroth red 4-pt harness (driver’s side), GMG Thrust

Arm bushing kit, BMC air filter, Short shift kit, Pagid

Yellow pads, GiroDisc slotted front rotors, Hankook

Ventus V12 evo (235/40 Front & 295/30 Rear) on

18” Factory wheels, RAC (Ruf Auto Centre) street/

track alignment. Lovingly maintained by RAC and

Boardwalk Porsche. $49,000. Contact Troy Matz at (06)

For Sale: 1983 911SC. This is the one! Less than

10K miles on $20K meticulously rebuilt engine.

Upgrades where it made sense

(Carrera Lifters,etc). All records. Sunroof/A/C. Cocoa

Brown Interior. Never raced. My pride and joy since

1985. Always garaged. $28,500. Contact Pat at 214-

630-5881 or (05)

For Sale: 2008 Limited Edition Boxster,

Beautiful, rare orange exterior with black interior and

Alcantara seat inlays. Only 500 of the Boxster and

Boxster S were made; this is 178/250. Convertible, 5

speed manual, HomeLink, Bose sound package, Bi-

Xenon headlamps, 18 inch black alloy wheels. 37,460

miles. Garage kept, well maintained. $35,000. Contact

Robert at 713-530-2755 or


For Sale: 1993 911 Carrera 4, 5-speed, 89k

miles. Black w/beige leather interior. Second owner.

Extensive service records (last 7 years serviced

by Fifth Gear, Lewisville, TX). Asking $20,000.

Will consider trading this car plus cash for a 997.

PCA Member, Maverick Region. Contact William

at ph 214-502-3679 (leave msg if no answer) or (04)

For Sale: 1980 911 SC Euro race car. If you

want to run up front with the other Euro SCs, this

is the car for you. Raced as 1981 Euro SC PCA E

class, Club Race car. Built from the ground up in

2008. This is a non-sunroof car so it is light weight.

Engine was rebuilt with new 9.8:1 compression

pistons and cylinders in 2009. Transmission rebuilt in

late 2011, plumbed for oil cooler and brand new GT

LSD. Suspension setup by Buckley racing with Smart

racing and Elephant racing components so it handles

as well as it goes. Car is fully sorted and ready to race.

Includes 2 sets of 16” Fuchs and various spares parts.

Build sheet available upon request. $35,000. Call 214-

356-2005 or email for more

details. (04)

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Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 3

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