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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
New Wheels .............................................31
Advertiser Index ......................................32
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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10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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
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
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8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
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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
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
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The bluebonnets were
out in force for the
April Sunday Drive.
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2012 PCA Zone 5 Presidents
ZONE 5 REP
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By John Hamilton, President
I’M SO JAZZED
WELL OUR CLUB IS DOING!
• 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
• Happy Hours have
• 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
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
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
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.
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
POSITION Milton, James CHAIRPERSON
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
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
Advertising Pat Friend
Editor Carey Spreen
Event Ad Design Christy Payne
Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears
Printing Fran Ussery
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
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.
Madhu has been a member of the
Maverick Region since 2009. He and
his wife, Roshni, really enjoy meeting
members of the club at various social
and driving events. “It’s not the cars--it’s
the people” that make this club great.
He is currently driving a red 2008
Carrera S and loves it!
Please help us to keep growing!
Jim 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
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By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor
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for millenia. The
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.
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on page 32. Without them,
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and find the answers below
Play for prizes on the web at
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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,
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
By Madhu Rao, Secretary May 2, 2012
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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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
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
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
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-
There’s nothing like a table filled with Tex-Mex
and friends after a long Sunday Drive!
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Cinco de Mayo at Mayo’s
By Silva Cohen
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
I was not
on a car
This year’s event
had a decidedly
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,
Christy Payne. You continue to
amaze with your organizational skill
and dedication to us all!
Your Porsche deserves a new home!
Let me help you find one… .
Serving North Dallas Suburbs
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.
Imagine if you
will, our Linda
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
I be willing
to drive Ed’s
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!
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
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.
lining up of the
cars by their headlights
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
Advertiser of the Month: Park Place Porsche
By Linda Bambina, PR Chair
of the Maverick
Region for more
than 25 years. For
those of us who
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
enjoy all of the exceptional Park Place service and amenities—like complimentary Porsche
loaner cars and hand car washes—and spend less than you’d think.
Park Place Porsche
6113 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX 75209
Maximum Smiles per Mile: Drivers’ Ed Maverick Style
By Lori MautheAny Drivers’
is a success due to
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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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.
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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
http://clubregistration.net 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.
We hope to see you at a future
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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!
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would like to be considered for our
monthly “SPOTLIGHT” feature,
please contact me at membership@
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April Happy Hour: Uncle Julio’s
By Mike Farrar
Photos by Linda Bambina
in force at
this month’s Happy
Hour, held at Uncle-
Julio’s in North
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
Region, but he got here
as quickly as he could.
Several of the attendees
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
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
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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
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$40 to inflate your tires!
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Cury, Tom (Wendy)
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Garb, Howard (Julie)
1982 911 SC
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