Slipstream - May 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

Tech Corner..............................................11

Cliff’s Ramblings.....................................20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Time Trial 2 / Autocross 2 at MW .............3

Tech Session: Detailing, Jack’s Garage......5

Autos in the Park: Cooper Aerobics Ctr....12

Father’s Day Picnic.....................................9

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

2012 Porsche Parade.................................12

Cinco de Mayo at Mayo’s..........................12

Considering the Parade Concours?............15

Sunday Drive: Intro to Autocross..............18

May Happy Hour: Love & War in Texas....22

Maverick Lunches.....................................24

Drivers’ Ed at ECR....................................25

Past Event Recaps

Time Trial 1 / Autocross 1 at MW ...........14

A (Road) Trip to Germany........................18

March Happy Hour at Mac’s.....................21

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Day May

2 Board Meeting

5 Cinco de Mayo at Mayo’s

8 Lewisville Lunch

17 Happy Hr: Love & War in TX

19 Tech Session: Detailing

24 Southlake Lunch

26 Time Trial 2, MW

27 Autocross 2, MW; Sunday

Drive: Intro to Autocrossing

Day July

1 Autocross 2, Penn

8-14 Porsche Parade, Salt Lake City

10 Lewisville Lunch

19 Happy Hour: Joe T. Garcia’s

26 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

Day June

2 Drivers’ Ed, ECR

3 Autos in the Park

6 Board Meeting

9 Father’s Day Picnic

12 Lewisville Lunch

16 Time Trial 3, MW

17 Autocross 3, MW

21 Happy Hour: Trinity Hall Pub

24 Sunday Drive: Blueberry Hill

28 Southlake Lunch

Day August

1 Board Meeting

4 Main Event Family Outing

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour: Fox & Hound

23 Southlake Lunch

On the Cover:

Myra Sutton and Lisa

Steele at speed in the

Suttons’ Cayenne at

the 2012 Autocross

School. Photo by

Carey Spreen

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Kenneth A. Chandler



Russell Adams


2012 PCA Zone 5 Presidents


Greg Platt


Richard Martin



Chuck Weeks



Henry Carter


Dan Arthrell


Paul Goodwin


Jack Merrell



John Hamlton



Louis Lackey



James Shoffit

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May 1


By John Hamilton, President

Game On!



that is. We’ve

already had a

fabulous Sunday

Drive from north

of Fort Worth

that attracted 57 cars, and by the

time you read this, we will have had

several more great driving events:

• Bluebonnet Festival Tour

• Drivers’ Education at

Motorsport Ranch

• Autocross School at Pennington

Field in Bedford

• 50 Years of Porsche car show

at Texas Motor Speedway!

Of course it’s almost impossible

to make it to all our events, but

that’s the amazing thing about

our Maverick Region Porsche

Club: we have so many volunteers

who work hard to provide

lots of fun driving events!

Recently, I’ve been asked “which

should I do first: Autocross (AX)

or Driver’s Education (DE)?”

There’s no simple answer!

• Autocross is fantastic because

you get to discover, with an

instructor, what your car can

do and how you can control

it. It’s run on a flat surface

with traffic cones marking

the course, so there’s no

danger of hitting anything

(other than a cone, that is!).

• Drivers’ Education is great

because you get to drive your

car on a real track, with an

instructor in your car, teaching

you how to best drive your car

through turns and elevation

changes. It’s controlled and it’s

safe - you’re not permitted to

pass except in the designated

passing zones, and even then


only if the car

in front of you

gives you a

passing signal.

You’ll be amazed

by either event how

much more there is

to learn about driving

your Porsche,

and by how much

you need to unlearn,

since you’ve

created bad habits

all the time you’ve

been driving! The

thrill of learning

something new

while having fun is unbelievable!

Mav of the Month

Passionate? Committed? Focused?

Those words and many more

describe our Mav of the Month, Jim

Buckley. Jim has been

passionate about

our D.E. instructor

program and making

improvements in the

way our instructors

teach our students.

Jim, Wally Ruiz and

Bill Miller (with

help from Bill’s son,

Grant) put together

a presentation at a

board meeting to dramatically

improve the

training for our instructors

through the

use of a standardized

script and videos.

They went ahead and

implemented the

program through

their time and expense,

and then at

the following board

meeting the board

approved the expenditure for the

improvements. Thanks to Jim’s

leadership, we will reinvigorate our

D.E. program and our instructors.


truly appreciate the PASSION that

you demonstrate to support your


May 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

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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C- 972-977-9821

James Shoffit


Al Silva

Carey Spreen


Fran Ussery



Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

As I write

this column,


Fifty Years of

Porsche event

at Texas Motor

Speedway is still

a few days away.

But it will be over by the time you

read this. I can only hope that

you were able to make it there,

to be a part of our second 50th

Anniversary event of the year.

Other events on the horizon are

shown in the calendar on page 1

of this issue. An event that was just

recently scheduled is a Tech Session

on Saturday, May 19, dealing with

the topic of car detailing. Maverick

member Jack Griffin will be hosting

this event in his garage, which oddly

enough he calls “Jack’s Garage.”

See the ad below for more details.

Another event that Jack is involved

with in June is the Autos in the Park

car show at the Cooper Aerobic

Center. I went last year (my first

time but definitely not my last!)

and spent the entire afternoon wandering

among a couple hundred

beautifully prepared cars representing

the US, Europe, and Asia. I had

no idea that there was such a wealth

of concours-quality cars in the area.

Most marques were well-represented

by owners’ groups or clubs,

and Porsches were no exception.

If you are interested in showing

your car this year, see the ad on

page 12 for contact info. Or if you

just want to spend the afternoon

wandering amongst some gorgeous

examples of automotive art, admission

is free, so make it a point to

visit the show on Saturday, June 3.

Otherwise, watch Slipstream and

our website,,

for more special events coming

up later this year, including the

Father’s Day Picnic, a family outing

at Main Event, and a combination

tour/rally to a wine tasting.

Read on!

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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.

Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this

and the Web Trivia together.

Congratulations to our January Web Winner,

Travis Howard,

who got 5 out of 5 correct. Honorable Mention goes

to Mark Hanna, who also got 5 out of 5. Travis was

chosen by a random drawing between the two.

Travis will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

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

Fuchs forged aluminum wheels. They were 15” in diameter, but

how wide were they?

a. 4.5” b. 5” c. 5.5” d. 6”

Source: Original Porsche 911: The Guide to All Production

Models, 1963-98 By Peter Morgan, John Colley, pg 28

2. The original 5-spoke Fuchs wheel design that made Headlines in

1967 was available on Porsches all the way to what year Model?

a. 1973 b. 1980 c. 1985 d. 1989

Source: Esses Magazine for the Early 911S Registry, Dec 2011

3. What is the recall that is affecting some 20,000 2011 and 2012

Cayenne SUVs that was just announced?

a. Headlights fall out b. Parking brake releases on its own

c. Steering wheel comes off d. Radio falls out

Source: Car Pro Weekly Newsletter of March 1, 2012

4. Porsche came out with their passenger car OHC boxer six-cylinder

in 1964 with a displacement of just 2.0 liters. What was the last

year you could buy a Porsche with the 2.0 boxer six as the factory

equipped engine?

a. 1969 b. 1970 c. 1971 d. 1972



5. What is the largest displacement boxer six-cylinder Porsche ever

produced as a standard engine for the 911 series cars?

a. 3.6 b. 3.8 c. 4.0 d. 4.2


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

May 7

Maverick Minutes

By Madhu Rao, Secretary April 4, 2012


Our April



at 7:05pm with

a welcome from

Region President

John Hamilton.

He shared an

update from Christy Payne about

our Maverick Region 50th Anniversary

Raffle Trip to Germany.

As of April we have already sold

100 tickets. That is exciting and

great to hear! That means there

only 200 tickets left. To purchase

yours, visit the Maverick Region

website. By the way, have you

visited the newly updated website?

Check it out, it is quite nice.

At this point, Lisa Steele, started to

distribute her homemade chocolate

chip cookies. Meeting adjourned

7:08pm – just joking, April Fools.

The cookies were that good. Lisa,

the region wants the recipe.

Al Silva reported that the turnout

to the March Autocross and Timetrial

events (AX/TT) was decent.

Next up, Lori Mauthe, our

new Drivers’ Education (DE)

chair, reminded everyone about

upcoming events including the

MotorSport Ranch 3.1-mile course

in April. She also noted that the

March DE event was profitable and

appreciated everyone’s support in

this regard, especially our sponsors.

Lastly, she described the 1-day

DE on June 2 which sounds like

a lot of fun. Her racing interest is

evident - just check out the cover

and related articles in the March

2012 issue of Slipstream. Suggested

reading time, 8 minutes. Do with

that information what you will!

Linda Bambina described the 50

Years of Porsche Car Show event on

April 28 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Spectators are welcome as the entrance

fee is only $5. The 50th Anniversary

Committee has arranged

for an overhead photo shoot of

50 years of Porsches to celebrate

our anniversary. It is a big event,

worthy of inclusion in Slipstream

and Panorama. Congratulations

in advance for getting our region

anniversary and this event covered

in Porsche Panorama. It is a lot

of hard work and deserves worthy

praise from within the Region,

and now, nationally. Check out the

Maverick Region website for additional

details and the opportunity

to order a poster of the photoshoot.

Linda also described the world

renowned, often imitated but never

duplicated, May at Mayo’s event on

May 5. Plans include great Mexican

food, beverages of choice for a Cinco

de Mayo event, and a Concours

event. And yes, plans call for a DJ.

Maybe we’ll find the next “Grandmaster

Mayo Mel” for this. (Note

to self: curb your irrational exuber-

ance by citing examples of early-hip

hop music you listened to in 1985.)

Linda also described a “costume

concours” event to be

held in June. Sounds like fun.

Lisa Steele announced the second

most important news item, “WE


our DE events”. Woo Hoo! Here’s

to raising our blood glucose just

before the start of a DE classroom

session. Thanks to Jim Falgout of

Falgout and Associates for doing

this. The most important news

item from Lisa, though, is that our

Region continues to grow. Our

total membership is now 2085!

Wendy Shoffit noted that Parade

registration is open now.

Details are available on the

Maverick Region website.

Jack Griffin and Frank Briggs

discussed upcoming Concours

events at May at Mayos and the

Autos in the Park event on June

3 at the Cooper Clinic. Frank

described the Concours for May

at Mayos which will be a People’s

Choice event. He is planning on

40 registrants for this. Staging

starts at 4:30pm. Fantastic prizes

will be available for the winners.

Ed Mullenix is working on

a tech session to be held on

May 19. Details are available

elsewhere in this issue and on

the Maverick Region website.

Tom Minnella, our Vice-President,

noted the insurance certificates

are complete for April.

Carey Spreen noted that we should

update page 4 of Slipstream which

lists all of the board members and

executive council. If you have an

updated photo or contact infor-

mation please send it to editor@ Carey has a couple

of issues now under his belt and is

doing a great job as editor. Carey,

congratulations on a job well done.

Jim Falgout, our Treasurer,

noted that our March DE event

was profitable. Our finances are

trending in the right direction.

We have all taken to heart the

need to be more fiscally prudent

about expenses this year.

Our guest, Gareth Maurice, was

excited about attending his first

board meeting and getting “more

involved.” He has been helping

Brendan Eagan and John Harvey

with their Sunday Drive Tours and

all of the pre-driving work that

is involved. Sounds like a great

excuse to get your Porsche out

there on the open roads. Gareth,

we look forward to seeing you at

upcoming events and helping out

the Region in any way you choose.

Brendan Eagan, brimming with

enthusiasm, noted that nearly 60

cars participated in the March

Sunday Drive which included the

tour, stops at the Vintage Flight

Museum, and at Joe T Garcia’s

restaurant in Ft.Worth. He reminded

us that the next drive will

be on April 29, which features a

tour of Bluebonnet country in

the Ellis County area. Lastly, he

noted the May 27 Sunday Drive

will feature an “Intro to Autocross”

theme, so make sure you

can join us for that fun event.

Jim Buckley and Bill Miller

described a series of recent initiatives

to increase the quality of our

DE events. One component of

this is to record on video different

aspects of the DE experience to

better prepare drivers for the program.

Another component is to

launch a comprehensive training

program containing video modules

and classroom

instruction for the

DE instructors.

My read: this will

be a “best-in-class”

program that will

be unsurpassed by

others. In fact, they

have reached out

to, and received

financial commitments

of support

from, other nearby

PCA Regions to

support the development

of this integrated


John Hamilton

concluded by

thanking everyone

for their help and

participation in

Region events.

Meeting adjourned

at 8:25pm.

May 9

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

As Maverick



Historian for this

50th Anniversary

year, I have found

it great fun to

dig into past

“archives” and then try to figure

out a way to recapture some of

the more memorable events in an

updated way. One of those events

is the “Costume Concours.”

The idea was sparked for me at a

Porsche Parade when one of the

visiting dignitaries from Porsche

AG commented on the differences

between Concours d’Elegance competitions

held in the States vs. those

held in France. She said the French

took the event as significantly

less serious than the Americans.

In France, they spent more time

creating costumes for themselves

instead of cleaning

their cars

for months on

end with q-tips,

super-soft cotton

baby diapers, and

every cleaning

solution known

to man. And so

the concept of

dressing up one’s

car and oneself

(and/or one’s

family) grew

into a competitive

event at our

yearly RoundUp

weekends (invented by Teri Davis in

the ‘80’s). Over the years we have

had Ladybugs,

Snoopy and the

Red Baron, Calvin

and Hobbs, a

surgical patient,

a picnic basket,

a tree frog, and

Eggplant Parmesan


with a plastic

piece of mozzarella

and a crazy

Italian cook.

In the spirit

of craziness,

the Costume

Concours is returning! This time

we will combine it with another

exceptionally memorable event:

our Father’s Day Pot Luck Picnic

held at THE CASEYS’ home in

Copper Canyon, north of Flower

Mound. While we will picnic eight

days before the official Father’s

Day (due to a conflict with a DE

date), we’ll still do all the traditional

fun stuff from the “olden

days”: swim, eat, play games, create

Father’s Day crafts, and have the

Water Balloon Toss! All the details

you need are in the ad by Christy

on page 9. We’ll need your RSVP

since we have food involved, and I

have to make sure I have plenty of

prizes for the Costume Concours!

By the way, if

you are looking

for costume ideas

for this bit o’

frivolity, please

contact me I’m

now officially

part of the Board

- see page 4!


Tech Corner: Snakebit!

By Ed Mullenix, Tech Session Chair



of experience,

the use of

genuine Porsche

parts, and the

utmost care, every

once in a while a

project just refuses to cooperate!

I had a 968 in the shop recently to

correct several issues. The power

steering pump had been leaking

for years, as had the oil pan and the

rear crank seal. The rear seal had

been leaking so much that it caused

the rubber drive plate (a Tiptronic

auto trans) to fail due to oil contamination.

I pulled the engine out

and replaced the drive plate and

the offending seals and gaskets.

The car had 60K miles, was 18 years

old, and had never had anything

changed but oil and brake pads.

I convinced the car’s owner that a

timing belt might be a wise investment,

since it had to be removed

to replace the front crank seal. It

not only needed a belt (the current

one had chunks of rubber

coming off) but a tensioner and

all of the idler pulleys as well.

The timing belt of any 928 or

944 variant has a recommended

replacement interval. Not so for

all of the pulleys that spin under

the belt. I have seen “rubber band”

drive engines with catastrophic

failures because the bearing in an

idler or tensioner pulley seized and

caused the recently-replaced timing

belt to break. Whenever I replace

a timing belt on anything, I spin

the pulleys with my fingers. If the

pulley stops spinning after just a

couple of revolutions and the teeth

look ok, it is still serviceable. If the

pulley spins for several seconds,

that is an indication that there is no

longer any grease in the bearing to

slow it down. Those get replaced.

But I digress. The 968 engine gets

reinstalled and running. I still had

an oil drip at the rear crank seal.

It didn’t leak while the engine was

running and it only had a drip or

two that appeared on the bottom

of the pan five minutes after the

engine was switched off. Argh!

A 968 engine is not easy to remove.

I decided to pull the trans

and drive tube to access the rear

seal. That too was an exercise

but not as painful as pulling the

engine out again. I removed

the seal and inspected the seal

flange on the crank and the old

seal to see if there was any damage.

Nothing that I could see.

Another rear crank seal gets installed.

This time I ran the engine

with just the bell housing installed

(the starter mounts on the bell).

Same thing! I removed the seal

again and pondered why it is that

I want to work on cars for a living.

The photo above is of the rear seal

flange and oil pan on the recalcitrant

968. On the 944, the rear

main bearing cap forms the lower

half of the seal mount; the upper

half is on the block. The drain

for the rear seal is on the right

side where the main bearing cap

mounts to the block. Approximately

two tablespoons of oil collect in

the area below the drain. That oil

WILL seep out. I have noticed the

same symptom on other 944s but

because of the expense involved

to repair, those owners opted

to ignore the occasional drip.

A new crankshaft would probably

correct the problem but the 968’s

owner would have to sell a kidney

to afford it, so no, we’re not replacing

the crank. Time for “Plan B”.

Most other engines have some

kind of oil drain at the bottom of

the seal. Since there are no oil galleys

in the rear main bearing cap,

I elected to install a 3mm drain

hole in the main cap at the bottommost

point. A 3mm round hole

does not violate the integrity of the

bearing cap and I was careful not

to hit the crank with my drill bit.

Voila! Success. The 968 gets

reassembled and I take it out for a

spin. Hmm, no steering assist; I’m

sure I put fluid in the reservoir.

After a brief description of the

latest misadventure, the owner

confides that he had put an entire

can of “Trans-medic” in the

power steering to stop the leak.

I affectionately refer to additives

like the aforementioned as “snakeoil.”

Typically they only provide a

temporary repair of whatever issue

they were designed to address.

The can of transmission leak-stop

was intended to be placed into

an automatic transmission that

contains 10-12 quarts of fluid.

The power steering system on a

968 holds maybe 1.5 quarts. The

chemicals in the additive did stop

the steering pump from leaking.

They also swelled the seals in

the proportioning valves in the

steering rack so as to make them

stuck in the bypass position. No

amount of swearing would unstick

the proportioning valves. A power

steering pump on a 968 costs a

little over $500. The $4 can of

additive caused the failure of a

$2000 steering rack and a bunch

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May 11

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Time Trial 1 and Autocross 1 at Mineral Wells

Results compiled by Deane Yamada

The first Time Trial and Autocross events opened the

2012 season in March at Mineral Wells Municipal

Airport, sometimes known as “the MineralRing.” Here

are a few comments from the competitors themselves.

Had a great time at Saturday’s time trial. The

weather was great, the course was fun and the event

was smoothly run. Thanks to everyone who puts

these together. I can’t wait for the next one!

-- Lane Roathe

The Saturday Time Trial was a lot of fun - if you did

not attend, you really missed out. The day started

overcast and comfortable and stayed that way most of

the day. We had a little drizzle in the morning runs

(remember to wash your windows before you go out

on course! I didn’t and could not see the course well

for my first two runs) but that cleared up for the

afternoon runs. We had some new faces and some

familiar ones with new cars. I even got to take some

rides instructing in a Boxster Spyder which was a lot

of fun. Hard to tell from the times but I think I improved

my best ever on Course 1 by about a second.

If you missed this one, you should come out for

the next one - Mineral Wells is always a lot of fun. A

large concrete pad with courses which are repeated

year after year where you can compare your times

from event to event to get an idea of improvement

with 4 sets of 3 consecutive runs each. Low

cost / high fun, what more can you ask for?

-- Tom Leavitt


Time Trial 1 - Best Times by Class

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

5 Scott Wolthuis 75 Porsche 911S (Blue) 56 70.626

5 Ray Nannis Blue 911 722 72.296

5 Tom Leavitt 1983 Porsche 944 (Tan) 23 72.985

5 Oleg Perelet 1990 Porsche C2 (red) 26 75.487

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6 Travis Howard 2002 Porsche Boxster S (Black) 95 74.219

6 Robyn Howard 2002 Porsche Boxster S (Black) 65 80.656

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7 John Higgs 2009 Porsche Cayman (Silver) 21 72.077

7 Lane Roathe 2009 Porsche Cayman S (Arctic Silver) 999 72.638

7 Billy Slocum 1999 Porsche 911 (blue) 515 73.405

7 Abdelqader Husseini 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder (Carrera White) 777 76.890

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

8 Al Silva 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot green) 713 69.677

8 Chris Andras 2008 Porsche Cab (Blk) 5 72.663

8 Pat Silva 2009 Porsche Carrera S (Metallic Green) 613 74.440

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

9 Jeff Hermann Black 912 81 72.585

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2X Mitch Williams 1995 Mazda Miata (Red) 186 71.953

2X Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 74 73.413

2X Brian Brooks Blue Miata 75 75.238

2X Bobby Nordin 1990 Mazda Miata (Red) 135 75.239

2X Greg Walsh 1991 Mazda Miata (Blue) 17 78.335

2X John Bartlett Red Miata 117 78.800

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6X Larry Laabs 2005 Ford mustang gt (Red) 43 75.585

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7X James Hollinsworth 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Silver) 71 67.427

The Time Trial was the best driving event I have

attended, including three or four DEs. Saturday

was completely relaxed and was all about a

fun day at the track. I really got a better feel for

my car at the Time Trial and any DE event- I’ll

be back! Thanks again for a great time!

-- Billy Slocum

Sunday’s Autocross was divided almost evenly between

Porsches and Others. And when it turned out that the

Others weren’t enjoying the course as much as they

would have liked (too much shifting, apparently), we

took a vote and decided to redesign the course for

the afternoon! Is that democracy in action or what?

Come on out to the next TT/AX weekend, May 26-27,

to see what it’s all about. Instructors are available to

show you what to do and how to enjoy doing it!

-- Carey Spreen

Autocross 1, Morning Course

Best Times by Class

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

5 Carey Spreen 1982 Porsche 911SC (Guards Red) 590 88.595

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6 Travis Howard 2002 Porsche Boxster S (Black) 95 90.411

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7 Marcus Taylor 2008 Porsche CarreraS (White) 8 87.475

7 John Higgs 2009 Porsche Cayman (Silver) 21 88.907

7 Chuck Frahm 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo (Black) 721 93.555

7 Ray Nannis Blue 911 722 94.533

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

8 Al Silva 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot green) 713 92.253

8 Pat Silva 2009 Porsche Carrera S (Metallic Green) 613 100.378

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2X Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 74 91.284

2X Ryan Monheim 1994 Mazda Miata (Montego Blue) 94 96.121

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6X Iain Peebles 2001 Honda S2000 (silver) 75 86.540

6X Tom Monheim 2005 Honda S2000 (Gray) 4 90.096

6X Lane Roathe 2000 Honda S2000 (Silverstone) 999 94.466

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7X Dean Yamada 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Red) 18 83.714

Autocross 1, Afternoon Course

Best Times by Class

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

5 Carey Spreen 1982 Porsche 911SC (Guards Red) 590 72.138

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6 Travis Howard 2002 Porsche Boxster S (Black) 95 72.395

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7 Marcus Taylor 2008 Porsche CarreraS (White) 8 71.262

7 John Higgs 2009 Porsche Cayman (Silver) 21 72.036

7 Chuck Frahm 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo (Black) 721 76.197

7 Ray Nannis Blue 911 722 79.246

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

8 Al Silva 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot green) 713 75.990

8 Pat Silva 2009 Porsche Carrera S (Metallic Green) 613 80.069

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2X Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 74 74.463

2X Ryan Monheim 1994 Mazda Miata (Montego Blue) 94 78.643

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6X Iain Peebles 2001 Honda S2000 (silver) 75 68.311

6X Tom Monheim 2005 Honda S2000 (Gray) 4 74.283

6X Lane Roathe 2000 Honda S2000 (Silverstone) 999 DNS

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7X Dean Yamada 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Red) 18 70.033

Considering the Parade Concours?

By Hiram Saunders

Editor’s note: Hiram

and Emily Saunders,

long-time Maverick

Region members,

entered their 1995

911 Carrera in

the Preparation

Group (Touring)

at the 2009 Porsche Parade,

and won their class, 1990-1999

911/964/993, on their first attempt.

If you are planning to go to

this year’s Porsche Parade, you

should seriously consider entering

the Concours d’Elegance. Your

car will love you for it. You will meet

some great people; the Concours is

more about “meet and greet” than

anything else. Go for it! Any late

model car entered in the Touring

category has a good chance of getting

a trophy if it is driven to the Parade,

as opposed to being trailered.

I have a 1995 Cabriolet with just

over 20K miles, which I entered in

the 2009 Colorado Parade. Yes, it

is pretty good. However, most of

the time that I spent preparing the

car was spent on the wrong things,

and my first-in-class was much

more a function of having driven

it to Keystone than the “perfect”

condition or preparation of my

car. I placed quite a few points

behind an IMMACULATE trailered

Concours-only car and a local car.

But because I drove to Parade,

which by the way is what Porsches

are really all about, the Touring

class points for driving moved me

from third to first in a class of five.

If you carefully clean the compartments

and do a thorough paint

clean and wax, you can win with

a daily driver IF you drive the car

there. Salt Lake City is a long way

from the DFW area, and the miles

driven are worth a lot of points.

Most of my preparation time

was spent removing Cosmoline

from barely visible suspension

parts and wheel wells, which it

turned out were not judged in

Touring class. I did spend about

eight hours cleaning the engine

compartment, which I wanted

to do anyway because it was very

dusty after a long detour on a dirt

road during a previous road trip.

It is not necessary to wax wheel

wells or spend any time under the

car. I do wax my wheels because

Photo by Linda Bambina

it is much easier to clean brake

dust from them every time I put

it back under cover. It is also not

necessary to do a lot of Q-tipping.

Probably 50 Q-tips with rubber/

plastic preservative in rubber seal

cracks, dash vents, and a couple

other spots where judges can readily

see but not touch is all you need.

Everything else inside is basically a

good overall car cleaning, and application

of your choice of leather/

rubber/plastic preservatives could

win. A good weekend of prep

before the Parade and another day

of prep once you arrive could make

you a winner. Joel Nannis did this a

number of years ago and his story

gave me the courage to try it. We

both came home with trophies!

A few paint chips are not a problem,

although A DE-sandblasted

front end might be a handicap,

unless you enter one of the Competition

car classes. But even if you

do have chips, only one of several

judges can deduct points and then

only for “finish,” so one chip or one

thousand chips do not make much

difference. Anyway, no matter what

you do, the judges will find a few

things for which to deduct points.

They will do this to everybody.

And since you will be driving you

do not need to be concerned about

the space required for the 5 gallon

bucket of cloths, cleaners, etc.

you might otherwise wish to take.

There will be several Mavericks

who are driving a larger vehicle

or are trailering a race car and

will happily throw in a package

of things you need to transport

but don’t have the room.

If you are at all interested, give it a

try - you may be pleasantly surprised

with the results!

The Saunders’ 1995 993 on display at the Parade Concours in Keystone, Colorado

May 15

A (Road) Trip to Germany and the Porsche Museum

Article and Photos By Ed Boudreau

Editor’s Note: Maverick Region is currently

selling raffle tickets for a sevennight

stay for two in Stuttgart, including

round-trip airfare, a $500 rental

car allowance, a Porsche Factory Tour,

and admission to the Porsche Museum.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Dec

1 at the Founder’s Day banquet. Here is

a taste of what could be in store for the

lucky winners, graciously provided by

Maverick Region member Ed Boudreau.

Each year my wife and I make

at least one trip to Zurich to

visit our twin granddaughters,

our daughter and son-in-law.

This year we decided to combine

our visit with a week-long driving

trip into southern Germany. As a

Porsche owner my interest was a

coveted visit to the Porsche Factory

in Stuttgart, along with a visit to the

museum. My wife’s interest was to

drive the Romantic Road and see

the quaint villages, churches and

castles along the route. We decided

to combine the two in one trip.

First step was to get an invitation

from Porsche to the factory tour.

Your best bet is an early email to, which my

daughter and son-in-law handled

for us. Specify that you want an

English language tour and hopefully

in a week or so your request

will be granted. The Stuttgart plant

is very compact so tour groups are

necessarily small. Stuttgart builds

the 911, Cayman and Boxster.

If your interest is in the larger

vehicles (Cayenne and Panamera)

you will need to specify the Leipzig

factory in northeast Germany.

Since our tour was for 10 am

we decided to pick our rental

car (Audi A3) in Zurich and

leave for Stuttgart a day early.

The Autobahn

Driving in Germany is very

straightforward and should not

be a problem. Signs are in meters

and kilometers (1 meter = approx

1yd; 1 kilometer = approx

.60 mile). You might also want to

spend 15 minutes or so on the

internet becoming familiar with

German road signs and common

terms. We programmed our hotel

into the GPS and took off!

My Garmin shows the speed

limit on the screen so it was easy

to stay legal. Germany uses cameras

for traffic enforcement and

the drivers are quite obedient.

Imagine my surprise when about

an hour into Germany the speed

limit vanished on the Garmin…

we were on the Autobahn!

The interesting thing about the

no-speed-limit Autobahn is that

it comes and goes, depending on

where you are on the road. As you

enter a city limit area the speed

limit will reappear (typically 120

km/h) and disappear as you move

out into the open road. My 2.0

Audi was no match for the left hand

lane BMWs and Porsches blowing

by at over 230 km/h, so I stayed to

the right except when passing. This

is extremely important as these

vehicles are approaching at high

closing rates so you must check

carefully before pulling out to pass.

The Autobahn is always a divided

highway; however it often is only

two lanes, not always three. This

presents a challenge due to a high

A rare 356A 1500 GS Carrera Speedster on display at the Porsche Museum

level of truck traffic in the right

hand lane and high speed traffic

to the left…keep your eyes open

and use the signal flashers. We were

not in a huge hurry and wanted

to see the countryside so I kept

the Audi at around 130 km/h.

Stuttgart and Zuffenhausen

We arrived at our hotel in Stuttgart

in the early afternoon, Hotel

Wurtz (http://www2.hotel-woertz.

de/index.php). The hotel was

close to the city center and just

a couple of tram stops from the

main “Bahnhof” (train station).

The room included free parking,

internet and breakfast. We found

the staff accommodating and helpful

to our interests in Stuttgart. We


purchased a two-day general train

ticket that is only sold through the

hotel (great deal), as we wanted

mobility out to Zuffenhausen and

to the BMW museum the following

day without having to take to the

car. If you stay at the Wurtz, try to

allocate one evening meal at their

very nice restaurant and wine cellar.

The next morning we took the

train out to Zuffenhausen, about

12 km from the city. The train

(S-6) stops right at Porscheplatz

and you simply walk across to the

museum and factory. I am sure you

have seen pictures of the museum,

but to see it up close was really

stunning. We met up with our tour

guide inside the museum, were

issued badges, turned over all our

phones and cameras (security)

and left for a short walk across to

the factory. Finally here…I was

so excited I felt like a kid again!

I could take up this magazine

with details of the tour. A few

of the facts and impressions:

• All three models (911, Cayman,

and Boxster) are produced on the

same assembly line in two shifts.

• Every Porsche is made to order

specification from the buyer

(usually a dealer) with an infinite

number of variations in colors,

models, engines, trim, options,

etc. Identical cars are typically

built only once every 18 months

due to variations in specs.

• This is the most efficient automobile

factory in the world and

once you see it you will believe.

• Every part for every car arrives

at the various assembly work stations

just as that unique Porsche

arrives at each work station.

• Logistics are amazing as

trucks arrive day and night to

off load parts into the factory.

Automated wheeled delivery units

move continually along the floor

to the factory assembly stations

A classic example of the 959 “Gruppe B” coupe

delivering parts just in time for

each vehicle at each station.

• Some parts of the factory date

back to pre-war time; however

most of it is new and still being

expanded even as work continues.

• For me the engine assembly

area and the leather fabrication

areas were the most interesting.

This is not some sanitized

tour behind glass viewing walls.

You are there, walking the factory

floor (or above it) among

the workers, the motorized parts

delivery system and all the rest.

A few of things that surprised me:

the beer breaks for workers (talk

about a strong union), the relative

quiet throughout the factory,

and an almost total lack of robots

in the process (yes, a Porsche is

still mainly assembled by hand).

All too soon it was time to wrap up

the tour (about two hours total).

The factory tour ended, we collected

our phones and cameras,

and began our museum tour. If you

can’t work out a factory tour, the

museum alone is worth the trip.

You will learn the amazing life story

of Ferdinand Porsche from his early

days in Austria to the present day

Porsche SE. While we also toured

the Mercedes Museum, the fact

that the Porsche museum is more

focused on the sports car and has

a relatively shorter history, made

for a more in-depth experience.

Romantic Road

After two nights in Stuttgart, it

was time for us to move down the

road. For us the Romantic Road

began in Wurzburg, a charming

city about 150 km north of Stuttgart.

In Wurzburg we toured the

large Residence Palace, completed

in 1744, and had lunch in the

palace café. Later that afternoon

we drove about 70 km south to

Rothenburg, where we spent

two nights at the Hotel Rappen.

Rothenburg is a typical walled city

with at least a day’s worth of charm

and interest for the casual tourist.

The Hotel Rappen was fairly

plain, but the rates were good,

the location was excellent, and it

was just a block from the entrance

to the walled city. One word of

caution: the food in this area can

be a bit similar day after day - bratwurst,

schnitzel, etc. That said,

you can always find Italian or a

least pizza for a change of pace.

We found prices for the hotels

and restaurants to be comparable

to the U.S., with the exception of

the exchange rate (1 EUR = 1.31

USD). While in Rothenburg, try

to schedule an evening walk with

the Town Crier (7 Euros) starting

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May 17

continued from page 17

shortly after dark in town center.

After two nights in Rothenburg,

we again headed south along the

Romantic Road toward Augsburg.

Stops along the route included

Dinkelsbuhl, Wallerstein, and

the Hamburg Castle. I can’t go

into much detail here, but you

should know this is a really pretty

drive, with lots of rolling farm

land and many opportunities for

photos and wandering around…

not a place to rush through. The

roads were very good quality, not

high speed and they take you

through many quaint villages.

Augsburg is an interesting town,

but probably not worth the two

nights we allotted. I can definitely

recommend our hotel, the Dom

Hotel, so named for its proximity to

the Dom (Cathedral) (http://www.

If you stay in Augsburg, two

recommendations for restaurants:

Pastissima for great Italian (http://

and the Ratskeller for a traditional

Bavarian experience (http://

Leaving Augsburg our last day

we headed for Neuschwanstein

Castle, on which the Disney Castle

was modeled. Near Schloss, this is

the number one tourist attraction

in Germany, so be forewarned.

Because we traveled in the offseason

of March, crowds were not

bad, and we enjoyed the 30 minute

tour after only an hour wait.

After the castle tour and a brief

No, it’s not a drawing - it’s a real cutaway 991!

lunch our Romantic Road came

to an end and we headed back

west toward Zurich. Our route

was along the northern foothills

of the Alps, so this was one of

the most enjoyable and scenic

afternoons of the entire trip.

Unfortunately we had to deal with

Zurich traffic at the end of the day.

If you would like a copy of

our route, just email me at

Happy Driving!


Chris Harsdorff,

Park Place Porsche

Enthusiast and Porsche

Club of America Member

“The technicians don’t just

know my car, they know me.”

I’ve been a big fan of Park Place Dealerships for years, and I’ve bought from them multiple

times. So when it came time for my third, a 2010 Carrera C4S, purchasing from Park Place

Porsche was a no-brainer.

It’s an extraordinary car, but I didn’t realize just how extraordinary it was until I watched

Porsche hand-assemble it at the factory in Europe. I was so impressed, I purchased my

Cayman S the very next year. And Park Place made it possible.

Whether it’s sales, service or parts, Park Place really makes you feel like you’re

getting the best. Everyone there bends over backward to help me equip my car for Driver

Education and PCA events, and that just goes to show how much they value ongoing

customer relationships.

I know the Park Place Porsche Team on a first-name basis, and they know me. More

importantly, they know my car. That’s what the Park Place ownership experience is all about.

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May 19

Cliff’s Ramblings: Mentors

By Cliff Blackshear

This September


mark my

40th year working

professionally on

Porsches at the

dealer level. It

is a benchmark

that I have thought about for some

time. Wondering if I should go

for 50 years. I so enjoy what I do.

It is just something I am pondering.

What I do has never stopped

being stimulating. Porsche owners,

Porsche technicians, and Porsche

engineers are such interesting

people. The cars are amazing.

I have been thinking about all the

people that have influenced and

helped me be a better technician.

Decided to tell stories here and in

future issues about people I have

known that had an impact on me

and how I behave as a Porsche

workshop repair professional.

Neil Storgard hired me at Green

Oaks Porsche+Audi in 1972. He

was the service manager. I cannot

find any information on Neil now.

He drove a Cortina at the time and

lamented that racing was not as

cool in the 70s as it was 10-20 years

prior. He simply encouraged me

to do what I liked doing. I liked

him immensely and his enthusiasm

was infectious. I found myself

always looking to him for advice.

Ed Mayo was the lead Porsche

tech at Green Oaks at the time

when Neil hired me, and I was in

awe of Ed’s talents. He took me for

a ride in a 356 Super 90 one day

and executed a beautiful heel/toe

downshift to first gear while cranking

in huge steering input to take a

90 degree right turn. At that time,

he had no idea I had spent a lot of

my early drivers license time in a

356 practicing just such maneuvers.

I washed brake parts from a 356

for him my first day there. Then

adjusted the valves on a Karmann

Ghia that had been traded in. That

first day in a Porsche dealership as

a new hire for repairs, on all that

came in, was magical to me. It was

precisely what I wanted to do.

In 1974 I was young and felt

adventurous. My wife of two years

was on the same page with me.

We had no children and were not

ready for children at that time. We

wanted to experience mountain

life. I applied for and took a job

in Boulder, Colorado at a dealer

that was new and considered to be

something of an experiment. It

was a small town but it was packed

with educated people and a large

college. Boulder cannot grow due

to greenbelt boundaries north and

south of city limits, foothills too

rugged for expansion to the west,

and industry to the east. Our dealer

started in an old Pep Boys building

downtown on Pearl Street. It was so

fun and amazing to just be there.

Our first child was born in Boulder

on May 29, 1975. It was snowing

while the sun was shining, moments

after her birth. A moment permanently

burned into my memory.

I went there and had recently

trained on CIS 911s. The 914s

were selling like hotcakes as

well as the new 911s. Had training

on Bosch injection for

914s and that was about it.

Suddenly I had to learn how

to make the cars work in an

environment with crazy altitude

changes. Set the car for 5400

feet in Boulder and owner drives

home where it is 7000 feet. Or

drives home to 5000 feet. Most of

these cars had carburetors - dual

downdraft 3-barrels. Plus CIS cars

were being sold at a rapid pace

and we were learning them on

the fly. Then there were the 914s.

MPC injection and AFC injection.

I could write a novel here.

Turns out, lots of people from

round the world loved the Boulder

area. It had a climate much

like the homeland of Europe, so

the city enticed many to move

to that location. Adolf Stammler

owned the dealership. Wolfgang

Dahlem was his service manager

and my immediate boss.

Wolfie was very German and

became a dear friend. He and his

wife had moved to Colorado from

Egypt. He told me stories of being

an aircraft mechanic there, working

on Egyptian MIGs. He indicated

that the build quality of the planes

was just awful. Rivets that stuck out

1mm high on wing surfaces, etc.

Wolfgang loved diving in the

Red Sea when living in Egypt.

He made an underwater camera

setup himself. Used a pressure

cooker and mounted the camera

inside. Showed me many pictures

from his adventurous dives. Also

talked a lot about driving in the

desert in a DKW and stumbling

upon many mummified wrapped

bodies. Sand shifted around and

they simply were uncovered on the

desert floor. He passed away some

years ago. I miss him immensely.

Many foreigners came through

and worked there during my 9-½

years in Colorado. Germans, Austrians,

Brits, and one from Australia;

it was interesting to say the least.

Oh yeah, and one Japanese guy

there who was quite talented.

Another person that stood out

for me was from Manitou Springs

Colorado, Lynn Henningsen.

He was pushing 40 years old at

that time and seemed ancient to

me. He taught me everything I

continued on page 24


March Happy Hour: Mac’s American Grill

Article and Photos By Frank Briggs

When asked

to host

the March

Happy Hour last

January, I eagerly

agreed, as it is one

of my favorite

monthly activities.

I get to drive my favorite car and

enjoy food and drink with people

who share my passion for the best

automobile on planet Earth.

her response was “no problem.”

Do I have a great wife or what?

What better evening could a guy

have than to enjoy an evening of

car club activities with his “best

friend”? Thank you, Bobbie.

And a great time it was. We

had 34 Mavericks enjoying wonderful

conversations with one

another over great food in an

enjoyable atmosphere. The parking

lot was filled with its share

Christy Payne and Shelly Burbank remind

us that it’s not just the cars . . .

Happy Hours are a great way for new members to learn more about the

variety of events that Maverick Region offers throughout the year.

Since Happy Hour is always

on the third Thursday of each

month, and Bobbies’ and my

43rd wedding anniversary was in

the middle of the month, I did

not anticipate any conflict. Well,

guess what? March 15 happened

to fall on the third Thursday.

When I revealed this to my bride,

of beautiful P-cars, as is evident

in the accompanying photo.

I had the pleasure of meeting

two ladies new to the Mavericks

and attending their first Porsche

activity. Andrea McMillen arrived

in her beautiful Cayenne,

and Stephanie Ho showed off

her red Cayman “Dashing.”

If you missed the most recent Happy

Hour, please mark your calendar

for May 17 and join us as we invade

Love and War in Texas at Grapevine

Mills for a fun evening of

Porsche fellowship and great food.

Happy motoring!!!

Porsches filled the parking lot around Mac’s

May 21

Advertiser of the Month: Mullenix’s Motorsport Engineering

By Ed Mullenix


have been at my current

location in Richardson for

four years. The shop was

located in McKinney from

1994 until 2003 when I was

mobilized for the Gulf war.

I started working on cars in 1968

as a “step-n-fetch it” at Economy

VW in Dallas while I was in high

school. In 1971 I went to work

as a tech at Davis-Bell Porsche/

Audi (later named Forest Lane

P/A). I went to work at Town

North P/A in 1978 as their shop

foreman and later as the service

manager. Town North Porsche

eventually became The Porsche

Store, and the new owners brought

in their own management team. I

decided to “hang my shingle up”.

I have never regretted opening my

own shop. Sometimes the hours are

long and occasionally

I will work 12 days

straight, but I am

passionate about what

I do and enjoy going

to work every day!

I joined PCA three

years ago when I

bought another

Porsche (my first

was a 1971 914, which some say

wasn’t really a Porsche). I now

own two, a 1982 Targa and a

1984 928, both of which are currently

undergoing restoration

(read: they are in various boxes

in my shop and do not run yet).

I get to work on an amazing

array of Porsches, from early A-

model 356s to 997 GT3s. I provide

complete servicing and repairs

but also performance modifications

and track preparation.

I teamed up with the Richardson

School District four years ago and

every year provide summer employment

for some of their students.

This past February, I retired from

the Navy Reserve as a Senior Chief

Petty Officer after 24 years of

service. Now I can participate in

Sunday drives, autocrosses, and

such since there are no more “Drill



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Member Spotlight: Veronica Law

By Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

This month’s

spotlight is on

Veronica Law.

Veronica recently

purchased a beautiful

black 2011 Cayman

in December. She is

no stranger to sports

cars, as her previous car was a white

Corvette coupe. Maybe we can convince

her to bring her new Porsche

to some of our driving events.

Veronica and her husband

Tom live in Fort Worth near

the south side. She is originally

from Colorado but her husband

is from Fort Worth.

“I’ve been in the DFW area for almost

17 years and love Fort Worth.”

Other than driving her Cayman,

Veronica loves to travel

with her husband and enjoys a

good game of tennis. She is a

corporate and real estate attorney

with Decker Jones, P.C. Veronica

says “clients who drive Porches

get extra special attention!”

You may recognize Veronica’s

Porsche when you see her personalized

license plates that read

“VEELAW.” Many people know

her as Vee. Please join me in giving

Veronica (Vee) and her husband

Tom a warm Maverick WELCOME.

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would like to be considered for our

monthly “SPOTLIGHT” feature,

please contact me at

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1992 968 Cabriolet

May 23

continued from page 20

know to this day when it comes to

being a pure, hands-on guy. His

parents owned a wrecking yard

in Manitou and it had become

his property/business as they had

passed away. Yet he worked in

Boulder as a favor to Wolfgang

to help get the dealer going.

Lynn had mad skills. He would

leave every year for one month

and go work the Baja 1000 with a

team. Always came back with some

crazy stories to tell. He also did the

Pikes Peak Hill climb with a team

every year. More crazy stories.

Technically (and I know this

sounds nuts), he taught me how

to better interpret the feel of a

car. To find its soul. To simply get

in and drive it and feel how it has

been treated and cared for. What

it is crying out for. Very difficult

to explain. But he knew. And

I learned with time. He taught

me to study the owner of the car

and to understand their personal

expectations of a Porsche. Then

how to meld that owner with what a

Porsche could do to meet what they

wanted. Again a difficult thing to

explain. Yet they are things I have

tried to do to the best of my ability

through the years. It is my passion.

His mechanical skills were amazing.

How to weld a metal fuel tank

rupture? No problem. Start a car,

run a hose from its exhaust pipe

into the filler neck of the tank

to be welded. Get all the oxygen

out of the inside and go to work.

Broken huge B+ battery cable and

need to make work today without

having a new harness requiring 20

hours work? No problem. Get some

copper piping and start fabricating

a quick very large splice that

is bullet proof and will not fail.

He was the best I have ever been

around when it came to making

it work, getting it right, and never

starting a repair without being

confident of the outcome. Sounds

easy but diagnosis and executing

a lengthy repair sequence

can be very difficult at times.

It has been an adventurous

near 40 years. I have so much

more I want to share with my

fellow Porsche people . . .

Trying to not early apex in life!

Your Porsche deserves a new home!

Let me help you find one… .




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May 25

Experience Your Porsche in a New Way!

By driving on a real North Texas racetrack

Eagles Canyon Raceway is the beautiful culmination of years worth of

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

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

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

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

to club racing and private HPDE days.

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

each and every event!

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

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

challenging track, high octane fuel & a grill for lunch. Join us by signing up at or call for information at 940-466-9775.


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May 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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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.


May 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!

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


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.

Archer, Christopher


Southlake, TX 76092

2011 Panamera 4

Beirnes, Ian (Kathy)

Mc Kinney, TX 75071

2008 Boxster

Bradford, Kyle

Dallas, TX 75205

2008 C4S

Clay, Bill

Colleyville, TX 76034

2003 911 4S

Fitzgerald, Shelton

Dallas, TX 75219


Frost, Jamie

McKinney, TX 75070

2004 Carrera 4S

Gonzalez, Marino

Southlake, TX 76092

2006 911 Carrera S

Hannan, Geoff

(Lori Schroedter)

Fort Worth, TX 76116

2010 Cayenne S

McMillen, Andrea

Grapevine, TX 76051

2006 Cayenne S

Northover, Peter

(Lisa Kittredge)

Addison, TX 75001

2012 Panamera

Price, Will (Adrienne)

Allen, TX 75002

2012 911

Rapfogel, Steve (Bob)

Fort Worth, TX 76109

2012 911 Carrera S

Maverick Member Totals

Members ~ 1,254

Affiliate Members ~ 831

Total Membership ~ 2,085

Siuda, Jerry

Frisco, TX 75035

2005 Carrera S

Creed, Kevin (Linda)

Colleyville, TX 76034

2008 Cayenne GTS

Hardin, Mark

Dallas, TX 75205

1997 Boxster

Sears, Steve

Dallas, TX 75208

1990 Carrera 2

Taylor, Steven

Rhome, TX 76078

1998 Boxster

Ferguson, Kyle (Christy)

Frisco, TX 75034-2633

2002 911

King, Carl

Dallas, TX 75234

2007 911 C4S

Shaw, Craig

Keller, TX 76244

1986 951

Winkelman, Mark (Susan)

Plano, TX 75094

2008 911


Ellis, Richard W.

Gade, Michael J.

Beaumont, Gary N.

Lowry, Wade

Sebert, Donald

Sebert, Jeff

35 Years

30 Years

25 Years

20 Years

15 Years



Highland Village




Bailey, Dusty C.

Chambers, Garret W.

Hale, Bryan

Snyder, Steve

Allen, Scott D.

Bradfield, David A.

Byrd, Bryant

Farris, Gary H.

Keirstead, Steve

10 Years

5 Years

Mc Kinney




Mount Pleasant

Fort Worth




May 31


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

10K miles on $20K meticulously rebuilt engine.

Upgrades where it made sense (Carrerra 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


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

356-2005 or email for more

details. (04)

For Sale: 1983 928S, Guards Red, set up for track

use. No engine mods, 5 speed, lsd, MSDS headers,

Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks, 928 International

front swaybar, Devek radiator. Recaro SPG seats,

Brey-Krause seatback brace, 5 point harnesses, kill

switch, roll cage by RaceFab in Rusk Texas, BBS and

Forgeline 8x16 wheels. Owner since 1990; $10,000.

Contact Brian Scudder at 972-548-0380 or brian. (03)

For Sale: 1984 Carrera Targa, Red/Black, 113K

miles, recently restored Targa in excellent condition.

Rebuilt transmission, new suspension, and restored

interior. No issues - ready for top-off spring weather.

$17,000. Contact Mark Steele at 214-356-2005 (03)

For Sale: 2007 Boxster, White, only 17,000 miles.

Tan interior, chocolate convertible top, $34,000.

Contact Charlene Ryan Clopp at 214-701-5671 (03)

For Sale: 1973 914 1.7, Orange Clear Coat,

rust- free New Mexico car. 1.7L engine with Weber

carburetor; good base to build a track car or to get

into a 914 “cheap”. Lots of spare parts; needs tune-up,

valves adj, TLC, radio, heater controls repaired, and

some overall fix-up. $2850 OBO. Contact Jerry DeFeo

at 972-897-5800 or (03)

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.

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Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 30

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

Boss Garage (214) 735-9025 Page 12

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 3

Dallas Karting Complex (903) 527-5278 Page 3

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 26

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 23

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 13

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 28

Istook’s MotorSport Svcs (817) 332-6547 Page 29

Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 24

Louden Motorcar Svcs (972) 241-6326 I.B.C.

Maverick Region Goodie Store Page 32

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 26

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 231-5356 Page 22

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 27

Nine-Eleven Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 28

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 19

Pro-Tect Mobile (903) 241-4132 Page 27

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 6

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 26

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 7

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

Texas World Speedway (979) 690-2500 Page 29

UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 27

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 7

Wells Fargo (800) 727-1819 Page 23

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 25


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