Slipstream - September 2012

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Departments

Zone 5 Presidents ......................................1

Drifting (President’s Column) ....................2

Maverick of the Month ..............................2

List of Officers/Board Chairs ....................4

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

Trivia Contest for July ...............................7

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

Driving Friendships (50th Anniversary)...10

Cliff’s Ramblings.....................................11

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

2013 Board Election Announcement..........3

Saturday Drive/Tour to Wine Tasting..........3

October Club Race at MSR........................5

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

September DE at MSR..............................12

2012 Boxstoberfest....................................20

Maverick Lunch Series..............................12

September Happy Hour: Cristina’s............24

September TT/AX.....................................29

Past Event Recaps

AX4 Results..............................................14

57th Porsche Parade..................................16

July Happy Hour: Joe T. Garcia’s..............24

Buying and Owning a Porsche..................25

Volume 50, Issue 9, September 2012

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September

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Day September

Day October

5 Board Meeting

3 Board Meeting

7-9 Boxstoberfest, Fredericksburg 9 Lewisville Lunch

8-9 Time Trial 4/Autocross 5, MW 13 Swap Meet, Zim’s Autotechnik

11 Lewisville Lunch

14 Time Trial 6, MSR

15-16 Drivers’ Ed, MSR

18 Happy Hour: BJ’s, Plano

20 Happy Hr: Cristina’s, Southlake 21 Sunday Dr: Glen Rose Ramble

27 Richardson/Southlake Lunches 25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

29 Wine Tasting Tour/Rally 27-28 Club Race/DE, MSR

29-30 Time Trial 5/Autocross 6, MW

Day November

4 Holiday Party

7 Board Meeting

10-11 Drivers’ Ed, ECR

13 Lewisville Lunch

15 Happy Hour: JR’s Grill,

Colleyville

22 Thanksgiving Day

25 Sunday Drv: Tryptophan Tour

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

October

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

Day December

1 Founders’ Day Gala, TMS

2 Charity AX, TMS

5 Board Meeting

8-9 Time Trial 7/Autocross 7, MW

11 Lewisville Lunch

16 Sunday Drv: Christmas Lights

20 Happy Hour: Ruggeri’s, Plano

27 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover:

2009-2011 Slipstream Editor

Richard Bradley accepting his inaugural

Betty Jo Turner Award from National

Newsletter Chair Wendy Shoffit.

Photo by Charlie Davis

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kenneth A. Chandler

318-222-4400

bad968@bellsouth.net

COASTAL BEND

Russell Adams

956-592-3468

radams@rgv.rr.com

2012 PCA Zone 5 Presidents

LONE STAR

Greg Platt

president@lsrpca.com

MARDI GRAS

Richard Martin

504-861-4175

rmmjr@cox.net

OZARK

Chuck Weeks

501-580-4347

clweeks@mac.com

WHISKEY BAY

Henry Carter

hjcarterod@gmail.com

CIMARRON

Dan Arthrell

darthrell@csctulsa.org

HILL COUNTRY

Courtney Gross

courtney.e.gross@

gmail.com

LONGHORN

Jack Merrell

830-303-3640

president@longhornpca.org

MAVERICK

John Hamlton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

WAR BONNET

Louis Lackey

louis.lackey@

anheuser-busch.com

ZONE 5 REP

James Shoffit

C - 972-786-6246

james@shoffit.com

September 1


Drifting: Suggestions - I Love ‘Em!

By John Hamilton, Region President

No one can

think of

everything

by himself. And

even a small group

runs out of objectivity

when they’ve

been working together

for a period of time. That’s

why we have “The Suggestion

Box” link on our homepage (mav.

pca.org), and why we invite ALL

members to our monthly Board

Meeting (see ad later in this issue).

I recently received an anonymous

suggestion: “More activities for the

members that are NOT interested

in racing.” I think that’s a great

idea! One of the cornerstones of

our club is “inclusion,” which for

us means to find more activities

that will interest a broader group

of our members. You can see what

our current activities

are on Page 1 of every

issue. Please send us

your suggestions for

more activities that

would interest YOU!

Volunteers Needed!

As you know, this is

an all-volunteer organization

that sustains

itself by the passion of

its members for the

enjoyment of the group.

Every year we need

to keep our volunteer

group fresh, which includes

some volunteers

changing positions,

leaving other positions open and

available. Right now we’re looking

for a few good women and men to

fill some open positions, including

club Secretary

(primarily reporting

the activities at

the board meetings),

Autocross

chair (scheduling

and organizing the

Autocross program)

and Social

chair (scheduling,

budgeting and

organizing our

social activities). If

you have a talent

that you could

contribute, won’t

you please let us

know either by

writing me at president@mavpca.

org or by coming to one of our upcoming

board meetings? Because:

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Mav of the Month

Our Mav of the Month is one of

our unsung heroes who, behind

the scenes, has contributed his

talent to benefit an activity he

loves. Craig Janssen has worked

tirelessly over the last 7 months

producing the Maverick Region

instructor and “company line”

videos for Eagles Canyon Raceway

and Motorsport Ranch.

Not only has he willingly

donated his time

(lots) and company

resources, he has

recruited professional

volunteers to provide

equipment and expertise

to create a very

polished product. These

videos will help the Maverick

Region achieve a

high level of consistency

and professionalism

from our present and

future DE instructors

and improve the quality

and viability of our DE

program. So thank you,

Craig, for your contributions to

your club. Enjoy your gift certificate

to the Silver Fox Steakhouse!

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Announcing the 2013 Maverick Region

Executive Council Election

Nominating Committee

Lori Mauthe, Chair 972-890-7405

Bruce McQuaid, Member 214-649-6277

Luke Edson, Member 214-796-2241

For additional information, or to submit your

name as a nominee for any Executive Council

position (President, Vice President, Secretary,

or Treasurer), please call Committee Chair

Lori Mauthe.

Deadline for self-nomination is

September 20, 2012

Final voting and announcement of the

2013 Executive Board will be at the

Founders’ Day Gala on December 1, 2012

September 3


President

John Hamilton

C-817-907-7823

president@mavpca.org

John enjoys DEs, Happy Hours, the

Porsche Parade, and other social events.

He and wife Chris have owned Porsches

since 1996 and joined the Club in 2002.

John’s Grandfather in New Jersey owned

a 1960 356B Coupe and later a 1965

356SC Cab which is how it got into his

blood.

POSITION

Milton, James

CHAIRPERSON

AX Chair Al Silva

Lewisville Milton, James

TT Chair Travis Howard

Lewisville

AX/TT Registrar Robyn Howard

AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis

AX/TT Safety Chuck McCoy

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

AX/TT Tech Insp Jeff Herrmann

AX/TT Workers Mike Lockas

Charity Chair Chris Hamilton

Club Race Co-Chair Joel Nannis

Club Race Co-Chair Pat Heptig

Club Race Ads/PR Jim Buckley

Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit

Concours Jack Griffin

Frank Briggs

DE Chair Lori Mauthe

DE Chf Drvng Instr. John Sandusky

DE Equip. Mgr. Luke Edson

DE Registrar Joel Nannis

DE Safety Bob Benson

Email List Moderator Bob Benson

Goodie Store Pat Friend

Happy Hours Mike Farrar

Histographer, Tenured Charlie Davis

Mentors Monda Hanna

Membership Lisa Steele

Past President Mike Brodigan

Public Relations Linda Bambina

Slipstream

Advertising Pat Friend

Editor Carey Spreen

Event Ad Design Christy Payne

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery

Staff

Linda Bambina

Wendy Shoffit

Socials

Christy Payne

Sponsorship Keith Olcha

Sunday Drives John Harvey

Swap Meets Robyn Howard

Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix

Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo

Web Site Denny Payne

Zone 5 Rep. James Shoffit

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Vice President

Tom Minnella

W-972-867-3100

C-972-965-2631

vp@mavpca.org

Tom has been a 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

214-6161936

pr@mavpca.org

Bob Benson

817-457-8833

bbenson1@airmail.net

Frank Briggs

concours@mavpca.org

Mike Brodigan

817-233-0068

de@mavpca.org

Jim Buckley

cr@mavpca.org

Charlie Davis

chuxter@1derful.info

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Mike Farrar

hh@mavpca.org

Pat Friend

214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Jack Griffin

214-739-2600

concours@mavpca.org

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

Secretary

Madhu Rao

C-214-282-5360

secretary@mavpca.org

Madhu has been a member of the

Maverick Region since 2009. He and

his wife, Roshni, really enjoy meeting

members of the club at various social

and driving events. “It’s not just the

cars, it’s the people” that make this club

great. He is currently driving a red

2008 Carrera S and loves it!

Monda Hanna

972-450-4341

monda.hanna@ubs.com

John Harvey

214-808-1414

tours@mavpca.org

rocky@airmail.net

Jeff Herrmann

254-338-1758

Rider81@embarqmail.com

Carl.G.Herrmann@us.army.mil

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

ax@mavpca.org

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

thoward914@yahoo.com

Pat Heptig

cr@mavpca.org

Mike Lockas

972-540-0245

mikeldean@earthlink.net

Lori Mauthe

de@mavpca.org

Chuck McCoy

972-956-0776

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

andy@mavpca.org

Ed Mullenix

972-231-5356

techcorner@mavpca.org

Please help us to keep growing!

Treasurer

Jim Falgout

W-972-669-2370

C-972-345-3009

treasurer@mavpca.org

Jim joined Maverick Region in August,

2008. Jim drives a 1992 968 cabriolet,

which is the second Porsche he

has owned. Jim enjoys attending

Maverick Region social and driving

events.

Joel Nannis

deregistrar@mavpca.org

cr@mavpca.org

Lisa Steele

214-709-6418

membership@mavpca.org

Keith Olcha

W-817-706-7678

H-817-251-6865

keith.olcha@verizon.net

Christy Payne

817-909-0966

social@mavpca.org

calendar@mavpca.org

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

Wendy Shoffit

H- 972-506-7449

C- 972-977-9821

crreg@mavpca.org

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

James@shoffit.com

http://zone5.pca.org

Al Silva

ax@mavpca.org

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

rally@mavpca.org

Fran Ussery

W-972-438-8344

H-817-481-8342

fran@usseryprinting.com


Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

Astronomers

tell us that

Autumn

arrives this year

on the 22nd, but

for the Porsche

Club, September

signals the

return of our driving events.

Daily temperatures are finally

topping out in the 90s instead

of the 100s, which makes being

outdoors at a racetrack, or standing

in the middle of a sea of

cones, or on your favorite twisty

road in a Cabriolet with the top

down, that much more fun.

But having said that, we were not

completely inactive or shut inside

in the air conditioning this summer.

A group of Mavericks made

the trek to Salt Lake City in July

for the 57th edition of the Porsche

Parade, and took home some hardware

for our efforts. See the center

spread for who did what and when.

And even before that, Park Place

Porsche held a special

2013 Boxster Introduction

at the Dallas

Arboretum on June

20. Several Mavericks

spent the evening

admiring a couple of

type 981s standing

on the lawn, which at

first were completely

covered in what appeared

to be black silk.

And in keeping with the

Arboretum theme, two

decidedly herbaceously

dressed ladies pulled

the covers off. The cars,

that is. You can see

the video at http://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=j227zEf92fU.

Anyway, put the top down and

enjoy the “cooler” weather with the

Porsche Club!

Mavericks at the 2013 Boxster Introduction

by Park Place Porsche, which took place at the

Dallas Arboretum, l to r: Mark Hanna, Tom

Froehlich, Susan Froehlich, Jim Sherman of Park

Place Porsche, Renee Farinella, John Harvey,

“mystery Mav,” BJ Harvey, and Steve Skelton

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PRINTER OF SLIPSTREAM SINCE 1982

JULY TRIVIA

It’s Easy to Play:

Play here for fun and education

and find the answers below

OR

Play for prizes on the web at

http://mav.pca.org, with the

answers and winners to be posted here

after each month’s contest has closed.

Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this

and the Web Trivia together.

Congratulations to our June/July Web Winner,

Bob Bowland,

who got all 5 correct. Bob will receive a $25 gift

certificate to

1. Ferdinand Alexander ‘Butzi’ Porsche (1935-2012) was known best for

designing the Porsche 911. In what year did the car make its debut

at its first Auto Show?

a. 1962 b. 1963 c. 1964 d. 1965

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_911_classic

(Introduction section)

2. What did Butzi partially “tear-up” when he was just 4 or 5 years old?

a. First Porsche car prototype b. Wooden mock-up of a tractor

c. First Porsche engine test stand d. Wooden mock-up of a tank

Source: May 2012 Panorama, p 16

3. How old was Butzi when his Grandfather Ferdinand died?

a. Not Born b. 5 c. 10 d. 15

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Porsche (date of

death) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Alexander_

Porsche (date of birth)

4. At one time there is a quote credited to Butzi where he paraphrased,

“Cars which are simple and as good as __________”?

a. a nice pair of shoes b. a three-speed bicycle

c. my Grandfather’s Volkswagen d. a nice pair of blue jeans

Source: May 2012 Panorama, p 22

5. Which one of the following did Butzi NOT design?

a. 911 Targa b. 904 Carrera GTS c. 804 Formula One car

d. 356 B 2000 GS/GT e. 917K Porsche Short Tail

f. sun glasses g. kitchen knives

Source: May 2012 Panorama, p 20; and the History of Ferdinand

Piech

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

September 7


Maverick Minutes

By Gareth Maurice, Guest Scribe August 1, 2012

Dear Mavericks,

I’d like to thank Gareth Maurice for attending

this meeting and typing up the

following notes. Merci! - Madhu Rao

Our August

Board

Meeting

was back in full

swing after taking

the month

of July off, since

many members

Not Gareth Maurice attended the

Porsche Parade

in Salt Lake City. Region President

John Hamilton was unable

to attend but was able to find

someone with the same initials to

take his place, and so John Harvey

presided over the meeting. Madhu

Rao, our Region Secretary, was

enjoying some time off and so I

have attempted to fill his place.

The meeting began just after 7pm

and lasted for approximately an

hour and forty minutes. We had

a great turnout with twenty-five

people showing up, but best of all

we had three new members attend

for the first time. Marlee and Craig

Shaw, who have been with various

Porsche Clubs for years and are

former DE Instructors, joined

Shaina Drummond who recently

moved here from the Carolinas

as our three first time guests.

Wendy Shoffit kicked off the

meeting with a very special award

to Richard Bradley, the previous

Managing Editor of our monthly

newsletter, Slipstream. His wife

Robin and son Ethan were in

attendance for Richard to receive

the inaugural Betty Jo Turner

Award for Newsletter Excellence,

recognizing his work in making

this the #1 Regional newsletter

in the land. Great job, Richard!

Christy Payne, filling in for

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Membership Chair Lisa Steele,

informed us of how well we are

growing. The Maverick Region

now has a total of 2,164 members,

which is up almost twenty members

since May. Keep inviting your

Porsche friends to join. While the

membership is up, the number of

raffle tickets to Germany is down.

WOOOHOOO! They now stand at

less than (100) tickets for the One

Week Trip for Two! Let Christy

know if you have changed your

mind, but you had better hurry.

Marlee Shaw, our new member

from Idaho, then informed us the

Lions Club in Keller will be hosting

a special benefit for a friend

with cancer on Saturday, August

25. Please watch for additional

details in the President’s email.

Webmaster Denny Payne said

many of us have mentioned how

frustrating it is to go through the

classified ad placement process,

but he hears us and is working on

a fix with the National office to

automate the process and hopefully

feed the National system as well.

Treasurer Jim Falgout stated that

the Maverick Region has a positive

cash position and Pat Friend mentioned

the Advertising renewals for

Slipstream are about to go out. The

annual advertisements are a great

way to reach over 2,164 members

both in print and on-line and so if

you know any businesses looking to

reach a new audience, please let Pat

know. Not to let the boys share all

of the good news, Drivers’ Ed Chair

Lori Mauthe casually let it slip that

all Driver’s Education events (DE’s)

this year have been cash-positive.

We all especially seemed to like

the June one-day event as well!

Speaking of the DE events, Lori

confirmed that in the July 18

DE Committee meeting it was

determined that Big Brothers Big

Sisters will return for the next

DE event at MotorSport Ranch

in September. (I personally attended

the June DE and it was

a great experience to share my

car with a child as we drove the

Charity Laps during lunch. Apparently

he did not like the No

Passing rule though. Hehehe).

The September DE will have all

sorts of extras too: an instructor

led Track Walk teaching the

finer points of how to attack

the track, and Boardwalk will

be bringing a new 2013 Boxster

for everyone to see, along

with hosting a BBQ dinner.

Our Nominating Committee informed

everyone there will be a few

positions opening up for next year

and so if you want to take a more

prominent role within the Club

please reach out to Lori Mauthe,

Bruce McQuaid or Luke Edson.

After showing off Richard Bradley’s

trophy to everyone, Wendy

Shoffit informed us that thirty-eight

Mavericks attended the Salt Lake

City Porsche Parade. Way to represent

the Club, everyone! Seeing

you liked Salt Lake so much, get

ready because the 2013 Parade is

in Traverse City, Michigan, and the

2014 edition will be in Monterey,

California. (Strange that no one

plans anything for Texas in July…

oh well, maybe 2015.) Registration

for Escape to the Ozarks will

open August 13, and the event

will be held November 8-11.

Driving School Chair Robyn

Howard and Time Trial Chair

Travis Howard, along with Autocross

Chair Al Silva, gave us a

great update on the Time Trial

and Autocross events that were

held June 16 and 17. They had a

fantastic turnout, and several new


attendees came out to learn how

to handle their car better. As usual

everyone loved it. Also, Robyn

and Travis both competed in the

Parade Autocross, with Robyn

winning her class. (Now I am

not saying she beat Travis, but

he is no longer undefeated.)

Happy Hour Chair Mike Farrar is

looking forward to everyone joining

him for the next Happy Hour at

the Fox & the Hound in Lewisville

on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm.

PR Assistant Renee Farinella

attended the Autos in the Park

event and reiterated that it went

very well. See her article in the

August Slipstream for details. She is

going to begin taking on a bigger

role in promoting the Club from

a PR perspective and will be working

more with Linda Bambina.

Carey “the Kilt Wearing” Spreen

(see the August Slipstream cover)

is going to resurrect a “Hare and

Hound” Rally in parallel with

the upcoming September

29 Wine Tasting Drive. The

Hare takes off ahead of the

others, leaving markers as he

drives his route. The Hounds

follow later and the closest

to the Hare’s final mileage

wins. This can be a lot of fun

for the kids, too, to help the

driver spot the markers!

John Harvey wrapped up the

meeting by inviting everyone

to attend the Bartonville

Wine Tasting Drive. There

will likely be four groups

going for an afternoon drive

ending at Grapes to Wine in

Bartonville, with Italian food

from Carraba’s. They have a

large back room reserved for

our group and you are guaranteed

to have a GRAPE time.

And on that note the meeting

closed!

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September 9


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

Last month’s

column

listed

Mavericks who had

received a National

Award or a Top

Place Trophy in

a National Competitive

Event through last year’s

Parade. Needless to say, we “did it

again!” at the Salt Lake City Parade

as noted elsewhere in this issue.

As it turns out, our Maverick

Family “did it again” in another

special way - Mavericks were there

for other Mavericks who needed

help. Rather than go into all the

gory details, I will just encourage

you readers to ask Joel Nannis and/

or Clay and Betty Perrine about

their individual SAGAS in “Gettingto-the-2012-Parade”

and about the

support and problem solving that

was contributed by fellow Parade

Caravanning members Travis and

Robyn Howard and Carey Spreen.

I knew other storied “sagas” existed,

and Parade is a perfect venue

to gather those stories, so off I

went. Ed Mayo

is a gold mine

of memories

when it comes

to bizarre tales

of ingenuity

over mechanical

failure in

God-forsaken

locations.

Apparently

Ed learned,

via an article

that PCAer

Mike Robbins

wrote for 356

Registry magazine

some

40+ years ago,

about which

replacement

parts (some 350 lbs worth!) are

best to carry with you on a road

trip. By the way, Mike Robbins has

now attended 54 (yes, fifty-four)

Parades, so even back then he knew

a thing or two about road trips.

Ed recounted a few amazing

stories: replacing a 356 carburetor

on the back roads of Arkansas, pulling

a front bumper off a 914 to get

to a hood release so Carl and Fran

Ussery could put fuel in their car

on a Weekend Tour, as well as helping

at countless Autocrosses with

“surprise” engine malfunctions.

Speaking of “surprises,” I will

personally never forget receiving

a phone call at about midnight

from Ed explaining that the truck

we loaned him to haul a bunch of

racing tires for various members

had overheated and died near Jolly,

Texas. Where? Oh, one of those

God-forsaken locations in West

Texas. Long story short, I can tell

you with a straight face that when

we called Bob Knight at close to 1

am (who was the closest person we

could think of who owed an SUV

large enough to accommodate

all those tires in Ed’s pickup),

all he said was “Sure, you can

borrow it, but I just washed it so

bring it back clean.” What a guy.

Fran Ussery recounted a great

story of how Joel (sans shirt of

course) crawled under her 914

on the hot pavement at Mineral

Wells, covered with gasoline leaking

from a broken fuel line. According

to Joel, replacing the fuel line

in that small hot space wasn’t the

problem - the real problem was the

burning he felt from getting all that

fuel into a big cut on his finger!

There are lots of other bizarre

tales: a “Mangled Maverick” award,

a Bob Manskey ski rope tow in New

Mexico, when Mavericks used to

herd to the Santa Fe region’s

annual Fiesta Del Porsche. There

are flat tire stories and “vanishing

oil” stories, but mostly there are lots

of laughs and somehow fond

memories that drive home our

deep appreciation for the cars we

love to drive and for the friends

who drive them.

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Cliff’s Ramblings: Track Work

By Cliff Blackshear

ALMS race last

Saturday was

extremely

exciting to watch.

Jorg Bergmeister was

put into the position

of keeping first place

in class when he

took over for the final stint. Patrick

Long came in and had a flawless

stop. Bergeimester took over. Came

out and Oliver Gavin came up

from behind. Gavin’s Corvette was

on the second lap after a pit stop.

Tires were on temp and giving lots

of grip. Going into 4, Jorg could

not defend adequately. Tires were

just too cold in the braking zone.

Gavin got by, a battle ensued,

but it was just too late in the race

and the RSR was understeering.

Second place by two tenths.

I spoke with Abel tonight. He is a

tech on the Flying Lizard number

45 car and has been there for multiple

years. He thought it was funny

that, when the race was over, some

Bergmeister had said “I cannot

catch [Gavin] in time” and

Gavin had said “I won’t be

able to hold [Bergmeister] off.”

Good stuff.

of the Corvette guys and his teammates

were talking, and each driver

of the cars had indicated during

final laps that each could not hold

off the other. Bergmeister had

said “I cannot catch him in time”

and Gavin had said “I won’t be

able to hold him off.” Good stuff.

Moving on: During the race

broadcast they actually took a

moment and did a segment on

corner workers. Went to a corner

and interviewed the workers.

Talked about how no one raced

until these folks were on station

and ready to do their jobs.

I sat and watched and thought

about my limited experience

doing that job over the last couple

of years. I’m a novice and always

feel like a deer in the headlights

when something occurs on my

corner, yet have been fortunate

enough to always be on a corner

with folks that know what to do.

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continued from previous page

I’ve witnessed roll-overs, monstrous

crashes with no one hurt, mechanical

failures, and drivers that simply

were not watching the flag station

for warnings. I ran with a 30 lb

fire bottle for 50 yards to be ready

when a car pulled over, smoking

in a serious way. Worried over a

driver that did not look up and

wave acknowledgement to let us

know he was OK after an incident.

Yet to date the hardest physical

work of being a corner worker for

me has been track clean up after an

incident. The worst I have experienced

was at Texas World Speedway

during a Corinthian Vintage Auto

Racing (CVAR) event. A Formula

Ford broke an oil line going into

turn one. The FF has a large

external oil tank (it is a dry sump

system), and it did not run out of

oil till turn 13! It was the final turn

in the configuration being run. By

then the driver got an oil warning

light and shut it down. What a mess.

We ran out of oil absorbant (we

call it “Kitty Litter”) multiple times.

Track officials had to go offsite and

buy more; it was a gigantic delay in

race activities. I was working turn

4 and we cleaned the asphalt all

the way to 6, from the beginning

of our corner all the way up the

hill. A lot of pavement. The oil was

clean and the pavement was hot.

Tar was somewhat shiny and it was

difficult to discern oil from hot tar

spots at times. Pour the absorbant,

scrub with a broom, and scatter

the remains after pick up. Wait for

sweeper equipment to go by. Did I

say it was hot? Had to immediately

get back on station, check in with

control and be on point afterwards.

Flag stations are filled with hard

workers that love racing. They get

involved in a very special way. Lend

a hand and contribute to the event

in a very important way—cars on

course, here we go, get it together,

pay attention, concentrate—drivers’

lives depend on a corner worker.

It is interesting.

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Autocross 4: Texas Motor Speedway

Results compiled by Dean! Yamada

The fourth event in the Maverick Region

Autocross Series took place on July 1 in the

bus lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Autocrosses

that we run at this location almost always have a large

turnout, and this one was no exception. We had

67 drivers show up at this popular (but expensive)

venue, many of them using it as a final practice for

the Porsche Parade autocross. The smooth (some

would say “slick”) surface of this large parking lot

never fails to entertain both drivers and observers.

In case you missed this one, you have another chance

to autocross at Texas Motor Speedway this year: After

being absent from the calendar for the last couple of

years, our Charity Autocross returns to TMS on Sunday,

December 2. In years past, this has been a “run

what ya brung” event, where not all entries are serious

autocross vehicles. It’s a great opportunity to see

what your Porsche (or other vehicle) can do, without

worrying whether it is competitive; it’s just for fun!

The Charity Autocross is not part of our regular

series, and points are not awarded. All proceeds go to

Maverick Region’s charity, the Huffaker Hughes Hope

House, a shelter for battered women and children.

Meanwhile, there are three more events left in our

regular Autocross series, which returns to Mineral

Wells for the rest of the year. Autocrossing is a safe and

fun way to explore the limits of your Porsche, and instructors

are always available if you need or want one.

And remember that our Time Trial series, which

features multiple consecutive laps on a closed course,

also has three events left, two at Mineral Wells and

one on the 1.7-mile track at Motorsport Ranch.

We hope you’ll come out and experience an Autocross

or Time Trial soon!

Betty Perrine in her 1974 914, waiting at the start line

to make a timed run, with grid worker Marty Lumpkin

photo by Wendy Shoffit

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

1 Myra Sutton 2012 Porsche Cayenne (Jet Green Metallic) 45 62.624

1 Jerry Sutton 2012 Porsche Cayenne (Jet Green Metallic) 54 64.133

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2 Betty Perrine 1974 Porsche 914 (Orange) 914 60.617

2 Lisa Steele 2005 Porsche Cayenne (Grey) 9 60.827

2 Clay Perrine 1974 Porsche 914 (Orange) 94 62.057

2 Mark Steele 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (Gray) 99 62.345

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

3 Travis Howard 1974 Porsche 914 (Yellow) 95 58.007

3 John Stahl Porsche 944 (black) 46 59.702

3 Erin Ussery Porsche 914 (silver) 191 60.625

3 Ed Mayo Porsche 911 (blue) 5 60.749

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

4 Mike Lockas 1986 Porsche 944 (White) 31 57.789

4 Chuck McCoy 1986 Porsche 944 (White) 131 58.047

4 Jeff Atkins Porsche 911 (red) 83 59.900

4 Mike Doherty 1995 Porsche 911 C4 (Aventurine Green) 419 59.931

4 Thomas Spitzer 1988 Porsche 944 (Blue) 21 61.577

4 Brian Klienfall Porsche 944 (black) 146 64.600

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

5 Carey Spreen 1982 Porsche 911SC (Guards Red) 590 57.693

5 Fran Ussery 2000 Porsche Boxster S (yellow) 16 57.829

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6 James Shoffit Porsche 911SC (black) 64 54.840

6 Wendy Shoffit Porsche 911SC (black) 164 56.927

6 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 65 59.489

6 John Poakeart 2011 Porsche Boxster (Gray) 908 60.306

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7 John Higgs Porsche Cayman (silver) 12 55.420

7 Jonathan Lin 2010 Porsche Cayman S (white) 112 56.280

7 Christy Payne Porsche 996 (grey) 199 56.392

7 Denny Payne Porsche 996 (grey) 991 56.719

7 Jason Neill 2006 Porsche 911 (Slate Grey) 997 57.147

7 Joel Nannis Porsche 996 (red) 3 60.699

7 Valerie Hrivnak 2009 Porsche 911 4 S (Black) 571 62.389

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

8 Rick Gonzales 1974 Porsche 914 (black) 91 53.343

8 Al Silva 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot green) 713 57.204

8 Pat Silva 2009 Porsche Carrera S (Metallic Green) 613 59.367

8 Jeff Herrmann 1987 Porsche 951 (Blue) 81 60.721

8 Ryan Schall 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo (Black) 14 64.277

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

10 Gary Kelley 1985 Porsche Carrera (Red) 1 54.604

10 Scott Cepak 1974 Porsche 911 RSR (whi/black) 442 56.907

10 John Leto Porsche 914 (green) 151 58.271

10 Gary Leto Porsche 914 (green) 15 61.251

10 Richard Diller 1972 Porsche 911S (Red) 550 65.294

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

1X Kenny Baker Mazda Miata (red) 22 52.228

1X Jerrett Jan 1993 Mazda Miata (Dirty Undie White) 72 53.286

1X Ashley Leonard 1990 Mazda Miata (Red) 71 54.874

1X Ryan Monheim 1994 Mazda Miata (Montego Blue) 49 56.468

1X Lorin Stolz 1996 Mazda Miata (blue) 2 56.666

1X John Clark 1996 Mazda Miata (red) 17 57.125

1X James Schwan 1993 Mazda Miata (White) 172 57.401

1X Russ Rosenberg 2012 Mazda MX-­‐5 (Liquid Silver) 317 59.852

1X Katelyn Johnson 1988 Honda CRX (blue) 26 60.581

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

1R Jim Harris 2007 Mazda Miata (White) 62 53.292

1R Mark Cameron 1996 Mazda Miata (Blue) 52 54.843

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2X Armstrong Vongsavath 2004 Honda S2000 (Sebring Silver) 177 52.667

2X Chris Hunt 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (Blue) 51 54.001

2X Patrick Dyer 2004 Nissan 350Z (Blue) 41 55.860

2X Andrew Jensen 2007 BMW 335i (Montego Blue) 77 57.091

2X Tom Monheim 2005 Honda S2000 (Silver) 24 57.541

2X John Fuerst 2010 Subaru STI (Blue) 69 57.755

2X Alicia Lumpkin Mini Cooper (red) 949 59.182

2X Anndee Jayne 2011 Subaru STI (white) 4 59.790

2X Marty Lumpkin Mini Cooper (grey) 944 61.158

2X Jim Bunch 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-­‐5 (Tungstun Gry) 19 61.170

2X Stuart Hopson 2007 Infiniti FX35 (Black) 18 62.238

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2R Ken Orgeron 2003 BMW M3 (Silver) 111 50.757

2R Jeremy Ault 2005 Mitsubishi Evo (Red) 75 51.671

2R Kent McKnight 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (Rally Red) 175 53.852

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

3R Thomas Hiromoto 2006 Lotus Elise (Red) 78 51.012

3R Joseph Kan 2006 Lotus Elise (Canyon Red) 178 51.084

3R Kurt Bruce 2004 Chevy Corvette (Red) 117 53.917

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September 15


The 57th Porsche Parade: Mavericks in Salt Lake City

photos by Charlie Davis and Linda Bambina

Maverick Region acquitted

itself very well this

year at the Porsche

Parade in Salt Lake City. Here,

in words and pictures, is how

we did and who we saw . . .

Betty Jo Turner Award for

Newsletter Excellence

(replaces the Paul Heinmiller

Trophy for Best Overall Newsletter,

which has been awarded

every year since 1970):

Richard Bradley, Slipstream

Time-Speed-Distance Rally

Driver: Myra Sutton / Navigator:

Jerry Sutton, Class R02 (Navigational),

473 points, 19th place

Driver: Tim Drummer (Alpine

Mountain Region) / Navigator: Kevan

Davis , Class R03 (Unequipped

Plus), 256 points, 9th place

Driver: Jan Michel / Navigator:

Joe Michel, Class R03 (Unequipped

Plus), 434 points, 14th place

Driver: Lisa Steele / Navigator:

Christy Payne, Class

R03 (Unequipped Plus),

552 points, 17th place

Driver: Carey Spreen / Navigator:

Gerry Brown (Golden Gate

Region), Class R04 (Unequipped),

371 points, 22nd place

Driver: Carl Ussery / Navigator:

Fran Ussery, Class R04 (Unequipped),

427 points, 30th place

Driver: Joel Nannis/ Navigator:

Steve Fallon (Roadrunner Region,

ex-Maverick), Class R04 (Unequipped),

829 points, 58th place

Gimmick Rally

Driver: Bob Knight /

Navigator: Linda Knight,

2-person class, 10th place

Driver: John Hamilton /

Navigator: Chris Hamilton,

2-person class, 17th place

Driver: Robert Bowen /

Navigator: Sandy Bowen,

2-person class, 28th place

Driver: Clay Perrine /

Navigator: Betty Perrine,

2-person class, 69th place

Driver: Myra Sutton /Navigators:

Jerry Sutton, Aubrey Sutton

2--plus class, 8th place

Autocross

Travis Howard, Class S02

2003 Boxster, 58.111, 2nd place

Robyn Howard, Class S02L

2003 Boxster, 57.644, 1st place

Fran Ussery, Class S03L

2000 Boxster S, 55.733, 1st place

Jerry Sutton, Class S11

2012 Cayenne, 61.066, 2nd place

Myra Sutton, Class S11L

2012 Cayenne, 61.436, 1st place

Mark Steele, Class S12,

2005 Cayenne Turbo,

61.402, 2nd place

Lisa Steele, Class S12L

2005 Cayenne Turbo,

62.366, 1st place

Clay Perrine, Class P02

1974 914 1.8, 58.405, 1st place

Betty Perrine, Class P02

1974 914 1.8 , 59.928, 3rd place

(in the men’s class!)

Carey Spreen, Class

P07, 1982 911SC,

55.388, 1st place

Joel Nannis, Class

P10, 1999 996,

57.868, 5th place

Ed Mayo, Class

I03, 1967 911S,

53.978, 1st place

James Shoffit, Class I04, 1978

911SC, 52.254, 1st place

Wendy Shoffit, Class I04L,

1978 911SC, 55.532, 1st place

Denny Payne, Class M05, 2001

911R Turbo, 56.766, 6th place

Christy Payne, Class M05L, 2001

911 RTurbo, 55.244, 3rd place

Technical and Historical Quiz

Carey Spreen, Class Q06M

(914), 96 + 8, 2nd place

Clay Perrine, Class Q06M

(914), 90 + 4, 6th place

Travis Howard, Class Q06M

(914), 75 + 5, 10th place

Joel Nannis, Class Q08M

(928), 70 + 6, 5th place

Art Show

Charlie Davis, Enhanced Photography

Professional category, 2nd

place and Honorable Mention

Joel Nannis and

Lori Mauthe at the

Welcome Party

At the Concours Banquet, l to r:

Fran Ussery, Wendy Shoffit, Myra Sutton, Jess

Holzer, Aubrey Sutton Skinner, and Lisa Steele

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Betty Jo Turner holding her namesake award with

Maverick Region President John Hamilton, alongside

National Newsletter Chair Wendy

Shoffit and PCA National President Manny Alban

Robyn Howard to

husband Travis: “Don’t

be surprised when I beat

your Autocross time!”

Hans-Peter Porsche

about to take a run on

the Autocross course

Linda and Bob Knight

brandish a certificate for a

set of Pirellis that they won

at the Welcome Party

Ed Mayo with his 1967

911S at the Concours

d’Elegance Historic Display

Christy (or maybe it’s Denny) Payne,

forced to run in a Modified class

because of all that horsepower . . .

Fran Ussery on her way to posting the fastest

Ladies’ time for the first day of the Autocross

Teri Davis shares a moment with

Sandra Mayr, the Worldwide Porsche

Club Coordinator at Porsche AG

James Shoffit knocking the dust off a cone

continued on page 18

September 17


continued from page 17

The Concours d’Elegance took place on the grounds

surrounding the Utah State Capitol building

Mike Robbins of Indiana Region, whose

signature appears on Maverick Region’s

1962 Charter, captured in a position that

may not seem altogether unfamiliar to him

Maverick Kevan Davis and

Liz Shaw of Roadrunner Region

help set up the computers

provided for use by Parade

attendees in the Internet Cafe

Hans-Peter Porsche provides a writing surface for Ferdinand

Porsche to sign an autograph as Wolfgang waits his turn

Membership Chair Lisa Steele and

Social Chair Christy Payne with

Hans-Peter Porsche at the Concours Banquet

Ferdinand Porsche, 19-year-old son of

Wolfgang, grandson of Ferry, and great-grandson

of Dr Ferdinand Porsche, was no slouch at

the Autocross, turning a 53-second lap in one

of the VIP cars, a 2012 Carrera S Cabriolet

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September 21


Advertiser of the Month: Dallas Karting Complex

By Linda Bambina, PR Chair

We’d

like to introduce

everyone to one

of our newest

Slipstream Advertisers,

Kevin Adds.

Besides being

owner of DKC, the Dallas Karting

Complex, he is an inventor, visionary,

and all-around-amazing-dad

to his Go-Karting-Kid, Nathan.

Kevin and his son had been

traveling all over the country going

to Karting events, but couldn’t

find exactly what they wanted or

needed, so just about a year ago,

Kevin built a world class facility

just 35 minutes east of Dallas

instead. The road course is 8/10

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His facility has 10,000 square feet

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of all kinds. He has storage

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check out his claim of the “fastest

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has all the answers to your questions

about where, when and how

much. Plus there are some great

photos of his shops and the people

who make everything happen.

Kevin is good friends with our

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doesn’t own a Porsche (yet!). Right

now he’s having a pretty good time

“experiencing the speed one inch

off the ground” along with his

13-year-old son. If you drive out to

visit the complex (just 10 minutes

east of Joel and Erika Nannis’ home

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Member Spotlight: Ramon Lopez

By Lisa Steele, Membership Chair

This month

our New

Member

Spotlight is on

Ramon Lopez.

Ramon’s gorgeous

ride is

a Grand Prix

White ’91 964 Carrera 2 coupe.

Ramon has owned the car for a

little over a year now. It took him

about 6 months of daily monitoring

of 964 listings across multiple

websites and forums. Finally, the

right car appeared in El Paso, TX.

He took a morning flight to El

Paso and drove his Porsche home,

arriving shortly before midnight.

“It’s a trip I will never forget.”

Since buying the car, Ramon

has been in the garage getting

his hands dirty maintaining and

upgrading the 20-year-old sports

car. He has serviced all fluids,

adjusted the valves, and done

other work. Ramon says “It has

kept me busy and learning.”

Ramon grew up in a car family.

His father has been an avid

street rodder since the 60s, so as

a child Ramon spent a bunch of

time in the garage with his dad

as he worked on his chopped

top ’27 Ford Model T coupe and

attending various gearhead events.

Ramon also built and raced radio

control cars when he was young.

You may have seen Ramon and his

964 at some of our driving events;

he has autocrossed with Maverick

PCA, BMWCCA, Equipe Rapide,

and the North Texas Autocross

Series. Ramon says “driving the

964 at the limit has proved to

have a very steep learning curve,

but it has been very rewarding.”

Ramon and his wife Nadia are

originally from Laredo, TX. They

both moved to the DFW area to

earn degrees in Accounting at

University of North Texas. They

reside in Carrollton and periodically

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Please join me in extending a

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September 23


July Happy Hour: Joe T. Garcia’s

By Rick and Katie Schwausch

The dog days

of summer

in North

Texas usually

signal an end to al

fresco dining, when

diners retreat

to the air-conditioned

comfort of

the indoors. Not

so for the dedicated

members of the

Maverick Region

who toughed it

out on the patio

at Joe T. Garcia’s

for the July Happy Hour. Cooling

fans and cold drinks provided

some relief for the group of thirty

or so, many of whom agreed that

taking the summer off from track

events is indeed a wise decision.

In hindsight,

we probably

should have

waited for one

of the cooler

months to

attract our

Fort Worth

area members

to attend a

Happy Hour.

Thanks to all

of the attendees

that made the trek from

both near and far to attend the

event. The more the merrier.

Speaking of track events, new

PCA member Matt can’t wait to get

his new generation 991 Carrera

S out on the track. Turns out, his

wife loves his car so much that she

decided she may need one as well.

Another attendee is looking

forward to getting his uberpowered

car back on the track

in September after an extended

“break” from the action. He ran

into a few problems while upgrading

his 996 Turbo.Try to spot it as

the 800-hp blur goes flying by.

Another member, Denver, was

excited to be able to attend the

Happy Hour. He is usually traveling

from one track to another to

assist in setting up various race

cars, from the Ferrari Challenge

series, to Porsches of various series,

to the “lowly” Formula Mazdas

that he also helps wrench on.

What a way to make a living!

Photos by Charlie Davis

in. From the Sunday drives,to the

national events, to the track rats

out to improve their own personal

driving skills and learn more about

these awesome

machines

we call

Porsche, it is

truly amazing

to learn more

about our

members. If

you have not

had a chance

to attend

a Happy

Hour, come

on out and hear for yourself

some of these amazing stories.

If I may end by quoting one of my

favorite movie lines, “Porsche . . .

there is no substitute.”

Barbara and Ralph Kauffman

maintained what I am sure is a

perfect record of attendance.

Summer trips to Europe and

Hawaii have them on the go.

It is always amazing to hear the

stories and see the range of activities

that our members participate

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Buying and Owning a Porsche: A First-Timer’s Experience

By Rick Robinson

It’s Por-Sha,

once you own

one. That’s

what the salesman

told us at Boardwalk

Porsche when

we purchased our

Cayman. That was

the first indication

that we may have just made

a hasty decision to buy a Porsche,

and that it might be viewed as a

bit extravagant. Not that it necessarily

is, mind you, just the way

that it could be viewed by others.

After all, “there is no substitute.”

As we closed on the car, I found

myself saying over and over that “I

am buying a car that I can’t drive!

My clients can NOT see this car!

My employees can NOT see this

car. They’ll want a raise!” Perception

IS people’s reality, after all.

The first person that I decided

it was safe to share the news with

was my eldest son Dan. After all,

we had been “car guys” together

as he grew up. I had owned many

very nice cars that he shared my

passion for. He had bought one

of my 300ZXs, and his first car

was a classic 1969 Mustang. So I

decided, that’s it, I can call Dan in

LA and tell him about the “Porsh,”

excuse me, “Porsha.” He would

understand and be excited for me.

He answered the phone, and

when I told him the great news,

he replied “ YOU BOUGHT A

(expletive deleted) PORSCHE?”

“But Dan! It truly was about the

cost of the Prius!” He repeated his

response. Sigh. I just had confirmation

of the reaction some may have

to the news of our new sports car.

We bought the Porsche quite by

accident. We were looking for a

sports car again. We had decided

on ordering a new car in the $40K

range when I thought it would be

wise to check and see just what

$40K would buy first. A quick

search of cars filtered to a few year

models yielded a 2007 Cayman.

WOW! We could own that gorgeous

Porsche for less money! Who knew?

But was it the right car for us?

Any great car has to be the whole

package. A driver spends most

of his time behind the wheel of

his car, and only a small amount

of time walking up to it. It needs

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September 27


continued from page 25

We took a test drive and ended

up buying the very Cayman at

Boardwalk Porsche that popped

up on the Internet search. We

were fortunate to score the very

enthusiastic Mark Laurenzi as our

salesman. Mark took each of us

out for a “spirited” test drive that

demonstrated the Cayman perfectly

and we were hooked. We bought

our first Porsche, never having

considered a Porsche before. We

did so spur of the moment without

the usual agonizing and research

we normally would have done.

I posted a thread on a Porsche-related

chat board that the response

to our purchase was a mixed bag at

best. The responses ranged from

dead silence, to those similar to

my son’s. The thread exploded in

twelve hours to ten pages long. The

responses ranged along the lines of

“I don’t care what anyone thinks” to

“We just ordered our first Porsche

and my wife has already given me

the list of people who can and can’t

see it.” My personal favorite was

“I hate it when my boss sees me

driving the Porsche. (It) makes it

difficult to whine about my salary.”

Good to know I was not alone.

The point of my story is this:

there is a place to enjoy your

vehicle among those who own

Porsches and share your enthusiasm.

Activities of all kinds and

interests abound. You can partake

of a few, or fill your calendar.

We joined PCA to learn more

about our purchase and to get

the most out of owning the vehicle.

We started reading about

all of the activities in Slipstream. It

took us a little while to “get out

on the dance floor” so to speak,

but we are so happy we did.

Our first Maverick function was

a Thursday evening social. We

have already met many wonderful,

open and welcoming people.

There are socials, rallies, Sunday

drives, car shows, Autocross,

and the list goes and on.

We plan to register for the Driver

Education events this fall. Did you

know that you can visit the track

without being registered for the

event, or waiting for an “Intro

to DE” drive to be scheduled?

You can show up, watch, listen,

and learn a lot about DEs. You

can purchase a lunch at a low

cost while there. And, for a small

donation to the club charity, you

can drive your car out on the

track for several parade laps during

the lunch break either day.

We have driven the parade laps

at both Eagles Canyon and Motorsport

Ranch. They were more

spirited, the time on the track

was longer, and they were more

fun than we imagined possible.

A visit to the track during a DE

gives you an excellent opportunity

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to familiarize yourself with what

a DE is all about and a chance to

learn if you would be seriously

interested in registering for one.

I highly recommend seeing for

yourself what they are all about.

So if you are one of the people we

have already met, thank you so

much for the time and effort that

you put into the many activities and

the club. We are having a blast! If

you have not attended any of the

events yet, give it a try. You just

might end up elevating your enjoyment

of your incredible car to a

whole new level.

September 29


30


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.

Baab, Larry

Southlake, TX

2010 911 Turbo

Drummond, Shaina

Dallas, TX

2008 Cayenne

Gill-Ottinger, Nicole

Dallas, TX

2007 Boxster

Maverick Membership Totals

Banks, Clarence

(Anita)

Holly Lake Ranch, TX

2010 911

Crawford, Carrie

Dallas, TX

2011 Cayenne

Darlow, Rick

(Christine Smith)

Dallas, TX

2007 911 4S

Dyess, Richard

Fort Worth, TX

1970 911

Farrelly, Matt

Dallas, TX

2012 Carrera S

Gatlin, Cindy

Dallas, TX

2011 Boxster

Gilkey, Glenn (Nancy)

Roanoke, TX

2011 911 Turbo

Jacques, James

(Jacqlene)

Fort Worth, TX

1986 951

Perser, Philip (Barbara)

Garland, TX

2005 Boxster

Quin, Louis (Linda)

Fort Worth, TX

2001 Boxster S

Roberson, Wayne

White Oak, TX

2006 Boxster

Members ~ 1,302

Affiliate Members ~ 862

Total Membership ~ 2,164

Roddy, Bill (Paula)

Aledo, TX

2011 C4S

Toler, Donnie

Reno, TX

2008 GT3TRS

Save the flash!

Flashing your high beams at

fellow Porsche drivers is a

time-honored tradition . . .

keep the flash alive!

Anniversaries

Bland, John C.

Aines, Robert W.

Nottorf, Eric

Walker, Mark J.

Lockas, Michael D.

40 Years

35 Years

30 Years

20 Years

15 Years

N Richland Hills

Plano

Fort Worth

Richardson

McKinney

Briggs, Frank J.

Hamilton, John S.

Roffe, Jacob E.

Sorokolit, Dave

Villemez, Russell

Barnes, Charles R.

Carn, Richard A.

Carr, Canda J.

Gabriel, Ginger A.

Jenkins, Craig M.

Jirovec, Todd J.

Stevens, Billy D.

10 Years

5 Years

Flower Mound

Southlake

Dallas

Fort Worth

Plano

Plano

Valley View

Rockwall

Dallas

Plano

Dallas

Argyle

September 31


Unclassifieds

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

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

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

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

For Sale: 2004 996 Carrera, Seal gray with full

black leather, 54,500 miles, 6 speed manual, Bose,

xenon, PSM. New LNE IMS bearing, clutch, water

pump, rear tires, front rotors, all pads. Clear bra on

front clip and headlamps, black wheels, red calipers,

body color center console, quad tips. See http://

db.tt/9OW7o6jp for pics and docs. Priced to sell

quickly. $26,900 OBO. Leif Peterson, 817-681-3038

or leifp@yahoo.com (09)

For Sale: 1986 944 Turbo race car, red, Club

Race Class E, current PCA log book. Less than 5 hours

on the following: Rod Bearings; Clutch; Flywheel;

Torque Tube (rebuilt); Trans w/LSD (rebuilt); Moton

Club Sports (refreshed by AST); Guards Red Paint

(exterior). Weltmeister sway bars, Lindsay exhaust

and cross-member, brand new fire system and much

more. Wired for radio. Purchased from a local DE

instructor in 2008, with all receipts since I purchased

the car. Just put numbers on it and go right to grid.

All work done by the shop foreman at Ruf Auto

Centre since 2008. Approximately $18k spent on the

car in the last 6 months. $17,000 or make an offer.

Michael_Williams2000@hotmail.com or call/txt 972-

740-0486. (09)

For Sale: 1999 996, 59K miles. Absolutely

hammered flat beyond belief in hail storm.

Mechanicals, wheels, tires good, might need the “jaws

of life” to see the interior. Color moot because front

and rear glass gone, most body panels are done, some

assorted exterior pieces might be salvaged. Photos

available from .

Suitable for some sort of conversion to club racer

or demo derby vehicle. Asking $10,500 but willing

to negotiate, but no poultry. 214-546-4359, ask for

Mark. Bill Stafford, mobile 214-677-8612 (09)

For Sale: 2009 997.2 C2S Cabriolet, White/

Red interior (full leather), black top, 16K miles.

PDK, Sports chrono, Sharkwerks bypass pipe, full

power vented seats, Bose audio, I-Pod connection,

all weather mats, tint, CPO warranty until 2015. In

excellent condition. $78,000. Contact Mike Lee at

mikehlee69@gmail.com (09)

For Sale: 1987 911 Carrera Targa, Marine

Metallic Blue with Linen interior. Used as a daily

driver and in DEs. Complete engine rebuild at 65,000

miles by one of the best in the business. Current

mileage: 92,900 on chassis, 27,900 on motor. 7”

and 9” Fuchs, 400 miles on Yokohama AVS-I tires.

Electric seats, Blaupunkt San Francisco stereo, 100

watt amp and sub-woofer, remote controlled alarm

and two sets of floor mats. New cross drilled rotors,

Pagid pads, Ate fluid. Owned and cared for by

Porsche club members for the last 15 plus years. Full

receipt history. Maintained by Eagle Racing Porsche.

$23,000. Contact Vince at 512-422-6548 or vincel@

austin.rr.com (09)

For Sale: 2000 Boxster S, Arctic Silver/ Nephrite

Green Special Leather, 6 speed, sport chassis, Litronic.

Original owner, 121k miles, new warranty engine at

32k, new battery, rear window, windshield. Porsche

dealership maintenance, good condition inside and

out, no modifications, no accidents, needs 120k

service. $12,000. Contact russellholloway@juno.com

For Sale: 2002 996 Carrera Coupe, Silver,

6-speed with factory spoiler, 43,500 miles, new tires

in 2011. $30,000. Contact Bob at 214-732-8304, or

email rkdenninger@gmail.com (09)

For Sale: 2009 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet,

Basalt Black Metallic, in excellent condition. Cab

roof is black with Stone Grey standard leather

interior. Sports Exhaust System, Self Dimming

Mirrors, Dynamic Cornering Lights, Bluetooth

Phone interface, Bose High End Sound Package w/

XM Radio. Floor Mats in matching interior color,

universal Audio Interface, heated and air conditioned

front seats. PDK, Sport Chrono Package Plus

(includes launch control), 13,194 miles - one owner,

smoke-free. 20” wheels. Maintained perfectly. Asking

$82,000. JoAnne Curtin, Mobile 214.450.4091, email

address: JoAnneCurtin56@gmail.com (08)

For Sale: 2009 911 Carrera 4S, 1,550 miles,

Meteor Grey Metallic, PDK, Carbon Fiber Sport

Bucket Seats. Bluetooth, Universal audio interface

(iPod, USB stick, AUX interface), Navigation

system, XM Satellite Radio, Bose sound system,

more. $80,000.00. Bill May, 817-503-0007, or email

wemayjr@aol.com. (07)

For Sale: 1985 911 coupe, champagne/black,

competitive E class car. Smart Racing, Bilstein struts

and shocks. Suspension set-up, gearbox rebuild

and exhaust by Buckley Racing. Fresh engine with

excellent leak-down. New rotors, calipers and axles.

7 and 9 inch x 17 Fikse and CCW wheels. Kirky,

Teamtech harnesses, Momo. Double axle trailer.

A great car truly ready to race. See lap from this

year’s Road Atlanta at http://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=fjeJdz9_93M Build sheet and photos call

214-455-6242 or email colin.graidage@live.com

$32,000. Car is in Huntersville, NC. (07)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

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3 Locate LLC (817) 886-6861 Page 5

Ascot Diamonds (972) 991-0001 Page 11

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 15

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 22

Dallas Karting Complex (903) 527-5278 Page 22

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 21

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 15

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

Maverick Region Goodie Store http://mav.pca.org Page 32

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 23

For advertising rates and information contact

Pat Friend at ads@mavpca.org

Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgmt (972) 980-8618 Page 26

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 231-5356 Page 25

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 27

Nine-Eleven Enterprises (972) 241-2002 Page 20

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 19

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 15

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

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 6

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 20

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 7

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

UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 27

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 7

Wells Fargo (800) 727-1819 Page 21

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 9

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