Slipstream - March 2013

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To us, a checkered flag doesn’t mean stop.

After each race, the question is always: where do we go next to compete? Sebring? Watkins Glen? Mid-Ohio?

Texas World Speedway? Eagles? When the race is set, we are always ready to go. Lap records are usually

set in class. Wins come with hard work and everyone contributing. Even when a win doesn’t come or if we

go metal to metal during the race, when the track goes cold, we are still a family. That is what it is all about.

Proven performance in the workshop or at the track,

at Boardwalk Porsche, it is our passion.


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Departments

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

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

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

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

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

Maverick Minutes ........................................6

January Trivia ...............................................7

Destination Restoration ................................8

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

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

New Wheels and Anniversaries ..................31

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

May at Mayo’s...............................................2

Sunday Drive: Cavanaugh Flt Museum........5

Board Meeting .............................................7

Your First DE, Part 2 ..................................12

DE 1, Eagles Canyon Raceway...................12

Autocross Academy, Dallas Raceway.........22

Maverick Lunch Series ..............................22

Happy Hour: Love & War in TX ................29

DE 2, MotorSport Ranch............................30

2013 Membership Directory.......................30

Past Event Recaps

All Member Party.......................................10

Willkommen in Stuttgart ............................16

Happy Hour: Wildwood Grill .....................24

Volume 51, Issue 3, March 2013

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March

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 March

3 Sunday Drive: Flight Museum

6 Board Meeting

9-10 Drivers’ Ed 1, ECR

12 Lewisville Lunch

12 Porsche Parade Registration opens

21 Happy Hr: Love & War in TX

24 Autocross Academy, DR

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day May

1 Board Meeting

4 May at Mayo’s

5 Sunday Dr: Rancho Sereno

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hr: Blue Mesa Grill

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Driving Event Venues

COTA - Circuit of the Americas, Austin

DR - Dallas Raceway, Crandall

ECR - Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell

MW - Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

MSR - MotorSport Ranch, Cresson

TMS - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

April

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 April

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

14 Autocross 2, DR

18 Happy Hr: Joe T. Garcia’s

20-21 Drivers’ Ed 2, MSR 3.1

21 Sunday Dr: Intro to DE

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

27-28 Time Trial 1/Autocross 3, MW

Day June

1 Drivers’ Ed 3, ECR (1 day)

5 Board Meeting

11 Lewisville Lunch

16 Autocross 4, DR

20 Happy Hr: Mac’s, Colleyville

23-29 Porsche Parade, Traverse City, MI

27 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover:

Long time Maverick Richard

Cross (in black beret) with his

beautiful 1964 356SC coupe

at the All Member Party

Photo by Carey Spreen

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kirk Bristol

kbristol911@gmail.com

COASTAL BEND

Jose Carreras

missionortho@aol.com

2013 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

LONE STAR

Greg Platt

president@lsrpca.com

MARDI GRAS

Rick Payton

rpayton35@aol.com

OZARK

John Bullen

JohnCBullen@gmail.com

WHISKEY BAY

Henry Carter

hjcarterod@gmail.com

CIMARRON

Bill Jacobi

bjacobi@sbcglobal.net

HILL COUNTRY

Courtney Gross

courtney.e.gross@gmail.com

LONGHORN

Jack Merrell

911scracer@gmail.com

MAVERICK

John Hamlton

president@mavpca.org

WAR BONNET

Grady Buckhalter

grady.buckhalter@gmail.com

WHITE RIVER

Leonard Zechiedrich

uber930@gmail.com

ZONE 5 REP

Lynn Friedman

zone5rep@pca.org

March 1


Drifting: Support Our Advertisers - Please!

By John Hamilton, Region President

Your Slipstream

newsletter is

supported primarily

through

the businesses

that advertise on

these pages. They

advertise expecting

that they will receive good will

and customers by doing so. One of

the ways in which we can help them

is by patronizing them whenever

we can. When you do patronize any

one of our advertisers, please do

us all a favor: let them know that

you’re a Porsche Club member

and that their advertising pays

off! Otherwise, they won’t know

the true value of their ads.

Spring is coming!

As you can see by our activities

calendar, things are heating up

just as the weather is warming

up. So March includes a broad

range of activities, including

Autocross, Time Trial, Drivers’

Education and a Sunday Drive.

I frequently receive

emails (president@

mavpca.org) asking

what Autocross is and

how to get started.

The quick description

of Autocross is

on our website (mav.

pca.org) under the

tab “Events.” How to

get started? Go to our

Autocross School on

March 24 at Dallas

Raceway. It is absolutely

the best way to

learn the capabilities

of your Porsche,

and YES, TWO CAN

SHARE A CAR!

Mav of the Month

This time our Mav of

the Month is a relative “newbie!”

When we started looking for a new

Social Chair last fall, we had several

qualified applicants, and Tracy

Robertson got the job. Tracy rose

to the occasion and

literally took over

everything Social. She

and her team

did a spectacular

job of organizing

and executing

our “New/All

Member Party”

in January. So

congratulations,

Tracy!

ALEXIS A. V. CAMPBELL, Proprietor

1235 William D. Tate Ave

Grapevine, TX 76051

Thanks for already jumping in

with both feet to keep us running.

And enjoy your gift certificate

to the Silver Fox Steakhouse!

P.S.: The Silver Fox Steakhouse is

one of our Advertisers.

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March 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 CHAIRPERSON

AX Chair Travis Howard

TT Chair Travis Howard

AX/TT Registrar Robyn Howard

AX/TT Rules Charlie Davis

AX/TT Safety

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

AX/TT Tech Insp Jeff Herrmann

AX/TT Workers Robyn Howard

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 Chief 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 Susan and Tom

Froehlich

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

Social Chair Tracy Robertson

Sponsorship Keith Olcha

Sunday Drives John Harvey,

Brendan Eagan

Swap Meets Robyn Howard

Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix

Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo

Website

Denny Payne

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Vice President

Gareth Maurice

C-817-821-2940

vp@mavpca.org

Gareth still remembers the cover of

the car magazine that drew him into a

lifetime of loving cars. He spent many

afternoons riding his bike as a young

kid to the local newsstand to buy and

read everything he could. He now

owns a Midnight Blue 911S and enjoys

driving it in wonderful Texas!

Linda Bambina

214-616-1936

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

Renee Farinella

C-972-571-4412

secretary@mavpca.org

Renee works in healthcare, and

enjoys fundraising for the military’s

CarryTheLoad.org. Her passion for cars

manifests in how to integrate the highperformance

driving experience into

relationship building. She says, “Can a

Porsche BE too loud on a Sunday drive?

The hills are aliiive with the sound of

music!” Renee owns a 2008 Boxster.

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

ax@mavpca.org

Pat Heptig

cr@mavpca.org

Susan & Tom Froehlich

membership@mavpca.org

Lori Mauthe

de@mavpca.org

Chuck McCoy

972-436-3164

magpedler@yahoo.com

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. He 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

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

Tracy Robertson

817-300-3340

social@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

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

rally@mavpca.org

Fran Ussery

W-972-438-8344

H-817-481-8342

fran@usseryprinting.com

Your Name Here!

rally@mavpca.org


Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

By the

time you

read this,

Maverick Region

will have had our

first social event

(the All Member

Party) and first

competitive event (Autocross at

Dallas Raceway) of the year, as well

as the inaugural Getaway Weekend.

If you missed them, there’s

more where that came from.

In this issue you will find Part 2

of Joel Nannis’ and Lori Mauthe’s

article about what to expect for

your first Drivers’ Ed event. If you

have decided that this is the year

that you will take the plunge and

see what it feels like to drive your

Porsche on a real race track, that

article is where you should start!

The first event in our ever-popular

Sunday Drive series takes place on

Sunday, March 3 -- see the ad below.

Depending on the whims of fate

and the USPS, you may or may not

have received this issue by then; if

not, I hope that you were able to

visit our website, http://mav.pca.

org, and find out about this Drive,

whose destination is the Cavanaugh

Flight Museum at Addison Airport,

with a large collection of airworthy

aircraft ranging from World War I

vintage to the Vietnam era.

The next weekend opens our Drivers’

Ed season at Eagles Canyon

Raceway in Slidell; again, see “Your

First DE Part 2” in this issue. And

for another flavor of driver training,

our annual Autocross Academy

will take place on Sunday, March

24 at Dallas Raceway in Crandall.

Autocrossing is the time-honored

tradition of navigating your way

through a course delineated by

pairs of traffic cones set up in a

large parking lot. The goal is to get

from one end of the course to the

other in as little time as possible

without hitting any cones. Those

of us who have been autocrossing

for a while know that there are

two main benefits to the sport:

(1) you learn how your Porsche

behaves at, and sometimes beyond,

the limits of traction, and you

learn how to use that behavior

to its utmost effect; and (2) you

have a great time, spending very

little money, with virtually no risk

at all of damaging your “baby.”

Check out the calendar on page 1;

if something sounds interesting, I

can assure you that it is!

March 5


Maverick Minutes: February Board Meeting

By Renee Farinella, Region Secretary February 6, 2013

At 7:08pm,

Region

President

John Hamilton

began the meeting

by introducing our

new Social Chair,

Tracy Robertson

and her husband Don. Tracy has

big ideas for us, and asked that

any ideas for social functions be

sent to her at social@mavpca.org!

Richard Cross delivered a card

that folks at the New Member

gathering signed for Myra Sutton,

and said that the chemo is working!

Radiation is next… Please continue

to keep the Suttons in your prayers.

Projected budgets are due next

month. Treasurer Jim Falgout

has forms, which are available

electronically, for each committee

chair. Please email Jim to

request a form if you did not get

a hard copy at the meeting.

John will be sending in nominations

for National awards via email,

which are due before the end of

February. Lisa Steele, our former

Membership chair, was mentioned

as a candidate for Enthusiast of

the Year. Region of the year? We

may have a shot because of our

50th anniversary this past year. And

we will try again for the Overall

Newsletter Award, which was an

excellent victory for us last year!

John noted that Tracy Robertson

jumped right in and did a great

job with the New / All Member

gathering January 26. The event

was an excellent opportunity to

get to know folks, and learn more

about all the various functions and

facets available to club members.

Suggestions were made requesting

possible new locations for this

annual Member party, as it appears

Heritage is kind of far away for

some folks. Also, John introduced

Susan and Tom Froehlich as our

new Membership Co-Chairs. We

are thrilled to have their support

and experience, which will substantially

contribute to our board and

strengthening of our membership.

With that, John turned to Tracy

for her report on her first social!

She said we hosted about 120

attendees. She ensured that

more information was shared by

each committee in an organized

fashion about what we do as a

club to inspire involvement.

Mark your calendars for May 4,

when we reconvene for our annual

May at Mayo’s Concours and

dinner. Sunday Drive assistant

Brendan Eagan mentioned that the

May Sunday Drive may be moved

to follow this Saturday gathering.

Tracy is in the processes of gathering

transition details regarding her

new role, like needing accesses,

becoming familiar with the PCA

calendar, other board volunteer

roles, and related policies and

procedures, etc. Brendan is also

our new Calendar Boy (yes, that

is what he prefers to be called!)

PR chair Linda Bambina is continuing

to work on, and is getting

very excited about, the Fredericksburg

Getaway. People from as far

away as the Austin, San Antonio,

and Tyler areas will be going.

The Feb Slipstream was out really

early this month. Kudos! She

submitted an article to Porsche Panorama

for the “From the Regions”

section about our 50th Founders’

Day Gala. She is soliciting planning

support for more Getaway Weekends,

and member Marlee Shaw

has experience from her days in

San Diego; they were called “Marvelous

Mystery Tours” there. Linda

is working on more Advertiser of

the Month articles, and everyone is

excited to be interviewed and featured.

Thank you for all your hard

work, Linda! It is showing up as

lots of fun, and you are clearly very

much enjoying what you are doing.

Wendy Shoffit reminded us that

the PDFs of Slipstream are available

to advertisers, as well as ad clickthroughs

to capture data. Also,

we will be putting a link for Lisa

Steele’s interview video on-line,

in addition to the time lapse of

the 50th Anniversary celebration

at Texas Motor Speedway.

Reminder: Registration for the

Porsche Parade (Traverse City, MI)

opens Tuesday, March 12. Parade

2014 will be in Monterey, CA.

She asked if we want to do the

Regional Directory again; the

majority said yes. They will be

available to any club member

for $5.00, as long it is not used

commercially. It will not be made

available electronically. We sold

about 70 last year. We will print

200 this time. They are typically

done in April. An opt-out notice is

published in March. On the New

Member page, we will advertise

that they will be available. An email

will be sent to members as well.

Wendy mentioned the idea of

having a Car Show, possibly this

fall, so as not to conflict with the

Autos in the Park show at Cooper

Aerobics. This time we would invite

vendors to put up displays on-site.

We would need a chair. Linda said

she has a friend in California who

has done this. I mentioned sponsorship

and philanthropy partnering.

Bill Miller and James Shoffit then

gave us a Club Race report. They

put together a five-member co-

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chair team combining a DE and

Club Race, tentatively scheduled

for May 10-12, at the COTA track

in Austin. Verbal agreement was

reached and a signed contract is

pending. This will be a sellout.

Look for an email regarding

when registration will be open.

DE Chair Lori Mauthe reported

with a reminder that business cards

printed with the 2013 DE schedule

are now available. Keith Olcha

will be standing in for her at the

March DE, as she will be out of

town that weekend at the Amelia

Island Concours in Florida. For the

April DE, parade laps are planned

for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

From last meeting, a budget

request is still pending for training

equipment. Last year there

were seven new and four existing

Instructor re-certifications. We

are building. The unpredictability

factor is challenging; Green and

Blue groups will be limited to 25

entrants each to help remedy this

planning issue, so we can be assured

of enough instructors. iPads

are being requested; they can

connect to the Internet at Eagles

Canyon, but not at MotorSport

Ranch. $2500 is being requested.

This upgrade will allow capture of

the ratings /progress which would

be uploaded and stored digitally.

Histories could be looked up by

Instructors without referring to

student notebooks. Various possible

options were discussed. Some

board members offered that theirs

be used as a trial first. An Apple TV

(box) sells for $100, and Lori offered

to donate hers. The idea is to

put camera in students’ cars, then

reviewed in class later. Jim Buckley

will discuss enhancements for the

coaching program: data acquisition

in the car, analysis, and feedback.

Tom Froehlich affirmed what a

helpful mechanism that would be.

An extra fee for this service would

be charged. Lori proposed borrowing

the two iPads, try with Apple

TV, and go from there. Tom also

asked if the screens were readable

in sunlight, and the answer was yes.

The DE committee meeting venue

got moved. Terry Powell is the new

manager at Park Place, and Lori

continued on page 27

JANUARY 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 January Web Winner,

David Griswold,

who got all 5 correct.

David will receive a $25 gift certificate to

1. Porsche has produced over one million cars. When did the millionth car

come off the line?

a. July 15, 1996 b. June 29, 2000 c. Sept 3, 2006 d. August 6, 2012

Source: Porsche Panorama, Nov 2012, p 88

2. Which model was the millionth off the line?

a. 993 911 Carrera b. 996 911 C4 Cabriolet c. 997 911 Carrera S

d. Cayenne Turbo S

Source: Porsche Panorama, Nov 2012, p 88

3. In 1952, at the urging of importer Max Hoffman, Porsche built a small

aluminum two-seater known as the America Roadster. What was the

Porsche numerical nomenclature?

a. 356AR b. 357 c. 540 d. 656

Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept 2012, p 97

4. The iconic Fuchs wheels are being produced once again for Porsche cars,

by a company in SoCal. They are available in which of the following

diameters?

a. 15”-16”-17”-18”-19” b. 17”-18”-19” c. 18”-19” d. 19” only

Source: www.fuchsperformance.com

5. Fuchs now uses the latest drop-forged technology, and they say it is stronger

and lighter than cast aluminum wheels, resulting in reduced unsprung

weight. According to Fuchs Performance, using a forged aluminum wheel

in place of a cast aluminum wheel can save up to what percentage of

weight?

a. 10% b. 15% c. 20% d. 25%

Source: www.fuchsperformance.com

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

March 7


Destination Restoration: Breathing Life Back Into a 914

By Ash Seidl-Staley

The beautiful

little

Carrera

914-6 (pictured

on this page) and

my uncle have

had a stop-andgo

relationship.

My grandfather originally bought

the car in 1988, and then sold it

to my uncle in 1989, only to sell it

back to my Grandfather in 1990.

Within that year, though, he drove

it, tinkered with it, and fell in love

with it. Still to this day he says the

only reason he sold it back was

because he wanted the money so

that he could use it towards buying

a more practical car that he needed

while he served in the Army.

In the next 7 years, while in the

hands of my infamous Grandfather,

the car evolved into something

altogether unique. To this day I

cannot even begin to tell anyone

what he did to it. And since I can’t

ask him, all we have to go on is our

own research and bits of documented

evidence scattered about.

I have found that the car was last

registered with the Palmetto Region

in South Carolina, and before

that it was a documented Germany

Region track car which my Grandfather

used mostly to race in AX/TTs.

From what we can see in the car

itself, my uncle and I have come

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The 914-6 waking from

its 15-year slumber

to realize that my Grandfather

was never satisfied with the drive

train. He took the original 2.0-liter

flat four as far as it would go but

ultimately upgraded to a more

powerful flat six. Whether you

Raised off the floor,

inspection begins

hate 914s or love them, you can

at least agree that these cars can

utilize the interchangeable Porsche

parts catalog just as well, if not

better, than their 911 brothers.

After a long hiatus, my uncle

acquired the car again in 1997, and

since then it has been cooped up

in the garage, hiding underneath

various boxes and moving blankets.

When I moved down to the Dallas

area from up north I insisted that

something be done with this car.

Little did I know that what we were

about to get into would change my

perception of car mechanics

and strengthen my admiration

of Porsches forever.

We started the first phase

of restoration as anyone

else would: lifting the car

up, banging for rust, and

diagnosing problems while

generating a new parts list.

Doing even this was no

simple task because we had

no idea the full extent of

customization my Grandfather

put into the car.

Photos by the Author

We do know that the car is a 1973

914 that had been converted into

a 914-6. It has a unique-looking

916-style body kit, the hubs were

changed to the 5-lug variety, the

rear brakes are stock but the fronts

are from a 911, and, based on serial

numbers, the engine is a 1983 3.0-liter

911 SC engine with 40 IDA Webers,

hooked to a 901 transmission.

As we looked around we found

that the body was practically rust

free, minus a couple of bubble

spots near the targa bar. We took

to the easy tasks first: replacing all

the fuel lines, pumps, and cleaning

out the sludge-filled gas tank.

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By Gareth Maurice, Region Vice President

Well, if you

didn’t do

anything

the afternoon of

Saturday, January

26, you will be

kicking yourself

after reading this

article. The Maverick Region held

our 2013 New Member Party at

the Heritage Clubhouse

in Keller, and we had an

absolute blast! Where

else can 120 people get

together to stare at each

other’s cars and have no

one be offended if a few

people drop their tops!

(Car tops of course . . . )

The meeting kicked off

at 2pm and thanks to our

new Social Chair, Tracy

Robertson, as soon as the

rumbling began she unveiled

lunch. Now the rumbling was

actually coming from the 24 Hours

of Daytona on the TV in the other

room, which tied in perfectly.

Everyone spent the next few

hours mingling, getting to know

each other, and asking each other

where they got various items on

each other’s plates. Tracy’s deli

A sextet of Guards Red Porsches greeted party

attendees as they entered the Clubhouse

Photos by Linda Bambina and Carey Spreen

platters to the left and Sherry

Zafar’s homemade desserts to

the right . . . just awesome!

At about the halfway point, Region

President John Hamilton invited

several of the Event Chairs up

to share what our region offers

its members. There are so many

events of all different types that

this region really has something for

everyone to enjoy.

Lori Mauthe, Drivers’

Education (DE)

Chair, shared how

much fun and safe

it is to learn to drive

various racetracks,

with her coaches

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the passenger seat.

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Region President John Hamilton, incoming Social Chair

Tracy Robertson, and outgoing Social Chair Christy Payne

awarding door prizes. Must be present to win!

of the pants” control in an environment

meant for high speed driving.

Carey Spreen, Editor of the

award-winning Slipstream magazine,

described the various Rallies that

the club puts on, and mentioned

that he is looking for an Assistant

Editor. Great news - at least two

people threw in their names.

Mike Farrar heads the club’s

Happy Hours, and pointed

out there is always an event

going on each month which

everyone is invited to attend.

Jack Griffin and Frank Briggs are

our Concours Co-Chairs, and they

invited everyone to join in the

various Concours d’Elegance events

that they set up each year. While

some are more light-hearted, there

are also events for serious diehards.

Both types allow you to compete

at your own level by allowing you

to show off your hard work.

John Harvey deserves “props”

for his presentation. In fact, he

brought his

own props, in

the form of

hats representing

all of

the themes

for the Sunday

Drives

he hosts. He

and Brendan

Eagan plot

out various

routes and

lead 40-50

cars, broken

into 10-15

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Chair John Harvey

wearing just one

of the many hats

he brought for his

presentation

continued on page 23

March 11


Your First Drivers’ Education: Part 2 - The Day of The Event

by Joel Nannis, National Club Race Scrutineer, and Lori Mauthe, Drivers’ Education Chair

When you

arrive

at the

track, you and

your passengers

will be asked to

sign the track

waiver at the front

gate. Proceed

to find a place

to park in the

paddock. At

Eagles Canyon,

this is to the right

after you pass

the gate shack; at MotorSport

Ranch, turn left at the T and park

along the grass. At both locations,

registration will be open at

6:30 in the clubhouse upstairs.

Please proceed to registration as

soon as possible after your arrival.

Bring your helmet and completed

and signed technical inspection

form with you. At the registration

table, you will sign the club waiver,

and you will receive a packet. Please

do the following with the contents

after you return to your track car:

• Green wrist band – put this

on your left wrist and leave it

on for the entire weekend.

• Green group sticker -- place this

on the outside of your windshield

above the rear view mirror.

• Tech sticker -- place this in

the upper left corner (driver

side) of the windshield.

• Name tag showing your car

description, car number, and team

to which you have been assigned –

wear this for the entire event.

• A schedule and track map --

keep this with you all day.

• Lunch tickets – if you preregistered

for lunch, bring

these to the lunch line.

When you return to your car

after registration, take care of

the following items before heading

to the drivers’ meeting:

• Remove any loose items from

the passenger compartment and

trunks, and place them neatly

in front of your car on the grass

or beside your car on the pavement.

Be sure to weigh down

light items to prevent them from

being carried off in the wind.

• Check your fluids to assure

that they are at the correct

levels, including fuel -- at least

half a tank. There is gasoline

available at both track venues.

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continued from page 12

• Check your tire pressures,

and ensure that your lug nuts

or lug bolts are torqued to

the correct specifications.

• Ensure that your car numbers

are fastened securely to

the car (doors and front lid)

- you will be driving at highway

speeds (at least!), so make

sure they will not blow off.

Once you and your car are

ready, please join the other

participants for coffee and

refreshments at the club house

before the drivers’ meeting.

Drivers’ Meeting - Mandatory

You must return to the club house

by 7:30 am for the drivers’ meeting,

which is mandatory for all

registered drivers. You will receive

a sticker at the meeting, which

you should place on top of the

tech sticker on your windshield,

indicating that you attended the

drivers’ meeting. This sticker is

necessary to participate in the first

run session each day of the event.

At the drivers’ meeting, the DE

Chair will introduce key members

of the DE Committee, and review

the logistics for the event. They will

review the safety rules and expectations,

and announce any changes

to the regular event proceedings.

The meaning of the flags displayed

at the corner worker stations will

be explained, as will be the passing

zones. Passing is only allowed

in designated areas, indicated

with a signal from the car being

passed. Your instructor will review

the process in detail with you.

Classroom Instruction - Mandatory

Your schedule for the day will

include a classroom session for

each Run Group. At 8:00 am the

Green student group will have

mandatory classroom instruction

-- please plan to attend. A training

coach will explain the track

line, and standard procedures

for managing track activity.

On-Track Run Group Sessions

The Run Group colors have corresponding

flags flown 15 minutes

prior to the session start time,

visible from the paddock area. We

do our best to stay on schedule;

however, track activities sometimes

cause schedule shifts, so please listen

for announcements and watch

for the flags. Green run sessions

typically follow the Yellow group.

There are four planned sessions

each day. These sessions are 20-25

minutes long - two sessions before

lunch and two sessions after lunch.

There are four teams; each team

has a Team Lead and an Assistant

Team Lead for the weekend, and a

group of certified driving coaches/

instructors. The Chief Driving

Instructor (CDI) is responsible

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Willkommen in Stuttgart: A Maverick’s Trip to Germany

By Madhu Rao

We Mavericks

like to travel,

don’t we? What if

I told you that two

Mavericks unexpectedly

bumped

into each other

while overseas?

Stay tuned for the rest of that story.

As I write this somewhere over

the Atlantic, I am reminded of

the miracle of modern transportation.

In a little over a day, my wife Roshni and I have

dutifully utilized all major modes of transportation:

car, bus, plane, train, bicycle and boat. It is hard

to believe you can wake up in Europe, fly home,

and still have time to watch the Cowboys game on

TV the same evening. Amazing stuff indeed.

The reason for

our European

travel was to

celebrate our

10th anniversary.

Admittedly we

are doing this

a year late,

but this was a

special trip. Our

Porsche buildings in Zuffenhausen travels included a

wonderful six-day

barge trip through the heart of Burgundy in France,

on the French Country Waterways boat Nenuphar.

Prior to the barge trip, we traveled to Stuttgart to visit

Roshni’s cousins and TOUR THE PORSCHE MUSE-

UM. (We also saw the Mercedes-Benz Museum, which

is definitely worth a visit, as well!) Can you believe this?

What an awesome anniversary present! I really want to

thank and recognize

Roshni

for tolerating

all things “car”

for a few days.

Our Stuttgart

journey began

with a quick ride

on the Metro

to the Porsche

Museum. From

there it’s a four The Porsche Museum

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Photos by the Author

minute journey

from the Metro

to the museum.

On these pages

are photos of

the Porsche

complex and

the right half

of the museum,

which

Professor F. A. Porsche exhibit

you may have

seen in other

publications. You’ll have to head to Zuffenhausen

to see the left half! It is worth the trip.

We arrived at noon and toured the museum. While

there, we saw several of the cars one would expect

to see there, as well as several experimental models.

See above for one unique off-road model, the Panamericana.

Of interest was the newly-opened museum

exhibit about the recently deceased Professor Ferdinand

Alexander Porsche, also known as Butzi, eldest

son of Ferry Porsche, and the designer of the 911. As

you might expect, the automobile displays were spectacular,

as was the

exhibit about Dr.

Porsche. I highly

recommend the

audio guide too.

As spectacular as

that sounds, what

I am going to describe

to you next

is a true blessing

for an autophile

The 1989 Panamericana concept car

The Porsche 904, another

of F. A. Porsche’s designs


like me. As many of you know, I attended my first

Porsche Parade this year in Salt Lake City. While

there, I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Dieter

Landenberger, head of the Porsche Archives section,

present the history of Porsche engineering and Dr.

Ferdinand Porsche. Dieter is a very approachable

guy and a truly great ambassador for the company.

I mentioned to Dieter that I would be visiting

Stuttgart to see the museum. He invited me to

contact him while visiting (a gesture that I think

speaks volumes about him) and guess what - I did

just that! I contacted him upon arrival and, and he

left me a message to meet him at 2pm, as he wanted

to introduce me to some fellow PCA members who

were also visiting. At 1:59pm, who should I see but

Dieter on

the escalator

with fellow

Mavericks

Clint and Judy

Blackman!

They had

just arrived

from Paris, and,

Dieter with the last

Cayman R produced

having known

Dieter for some

time, were having

a personal meeting with him. Dieter had no

idea that we already knew each other! Imagine

traveling several thousand miles to Stuttgart and

seeing a fellow Maverick at the Museum.

Dieter graciously gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of

the Porsche archives. One photo depicts the “library”

area used by journalists and researchers - very cool

stuff. There are hundreds of Porsche magazines,

books, and manuals right there. You really could spend

a day just looking around and learning about Porsche.

As the head archivist, Dieter escorted us to the storerooms

containing thousands of photos, videos, and

interesting items from various Porsche clubs all around

the world. All of these are arranged with the German

sense of efficiency and expediency you would expect.

Sanjay Tripathi, Dieter Landenberger, Schlok Tripathi,

Madhu and Roshni Rao, and Clint and Judy Blackman

In all, was truly a great happening, one that both

Roshni and I really enjoyed. We are forever grateful to

Dieter, and happy we had a chance to meet fellow

Mavericks Clint and Judy while in Stuttgart. It is a small

world after all.

The group in the Archive Library

March 17


Advertiser of the Month: Louden Motorcar Services, Inc.

By Linda Bambina

Long time Maverick Steve

Louden has been a Slipstream

advertiser since 1978. SCCA

racing was the foundation of Steve’s

mechanical passion. It started when

he built from scratch an H Modified

Devin-bodied Crosley-powered

race car at age 18. As he was too

young to get a competition license,

he had a friend race it at SCCA

races at Daytona and Sebring.

He later drove at such tracks as

Road Atlanta, Riverside, Sebring,

Daytona, Mexico City, and numerous

other tracks, while winning

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and setting several track records.

When Steve left his 12 year FORD

management and SCCA racing

career behind (ask him about

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he opened his shop with a

contract to build an IMSA GTU

911. He later transitioned into

retail maintenance and repair. He

opened his shop with 4 jack stands,

a card table and a full set of tools.

Steve then put the simplest ad in

Slipstream to grab our attention,

which he certainly did, because

that tiny business took off. In

fact he still has his first retail

customer, and many more, who

have been with him 30-plus years.

Steve accredits his loyal following

to his personal and business code of

integrity, attention to detail, and a

strong, strong sense of courtesy and

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Cliff’s Ramblings: Driver Assist Systems

By Cliff Blackshear

Heading to

Atlanta

for training

on suspension

and alignments. I

suspect the class

will focus at least

one full day on

ACC (Automatic

Cruise Control) and LCA (Lane

Change Assist) systems. We have

been dealing with these systems

for a few years now, and so far they

have been pretty bullet proof.

Setting up calibration equipment

is cumbersome and timeconsuming.

Everything depends on

accurate set up when calibrating

these systems. I have only done

the set ups for LCA and (oh yeah)

back-up camera in class, and it

has been a while. Meanwhile our

main alignment technician, Robert

McDaniel, has got a good handle

on the ins and outs of set up.

Several others in the shop have also

done this at least in a training class.

The ACC set up seems the most

interesting to me. Sensors are

set up on a jig (or adjustment

device as the factory likes to

call it) and on the rear wheels.

Once everything is leveled and

steering toe angle is set to the

optimum setting, a laser beam is

then used to see if the radar unit

is also ready for calibration. If

the laser isn’t happy, you pretty

much have to tweak everything.

If you have not driven a car

with Automatic Cruise Control,

it is, to say the least, interesting,

especially if you become brave

enough to try it in town traffic.

The car will brake all the way to

a stop when car in front stops for

a red light. The system can be set

up to maintain different distances

from cars. It’s kinda spooky at

times. On the highway it is a nice

feature for long trips, where spirited

fun driving isn’t possible.

There is one thing that is particularly

aggravating, and isn’t a

fault of the ACC system. When

in heavy traffic, like around DFW

tollways, and the system is trying

to maintain, say, three car lengths

from the vehicle ahead, if people

keep diving into your lane in front

of you, the car immediately applies

the brakes to get back to distance

at which it is set to run. Either

you set it to follow as closely as it

will allow, or just do not use it.

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housing light up when a car is off

yer 6 and hard to see. It too is a

cumbersome system to calibrate.

The back up camera is the same

thing, although I gotta admit that

the back up camera, especially

when backing up in the workshop,

is an extremely useful device.

Again, I have to say, as complex as

these systems are, they have been

virtually trouble-free systems. The

only Auto Cruise system I have seen

that needed adjustment was on a

Cayenne that had been crashed

and the front unit had been replaced.

It is possible Robert has

done some that I am unaware of.

Anyway, off to Atlanta on Monday.

We will of course look at PASM

(Porsche Active Suspension Management),

PSM (Porsche Stability

Management), PDCC (Porsche

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sure much will be discussed about

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own wheel sensor but other cars’

sensors as well. If the system is

put into “learn” mode to calibrate

This Hunter alignment

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to new sensors, or recalibrate to

existing sensors, the car has to be

out of the shop and not too close to

other Porsches. We can monitor the

system while in motion and see the

sensors identified to each wheel.

Values are available for each showing

not just tire pressure, but also

battery life left and temperature of

the sensor. When the battery life

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This seems far from that first 1962

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As always, the club provided

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celebrates the drive. Next up: the

Cavanaugh Air Museum. John says

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(I know, but apparently they

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By the end of the party, about

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January Happy Hour: Wildwood Grill

By Rick Schwausch

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cars, and especially Porsches. The

January Happy Hour was spent

at Wildwood Grill in Southlake.

Alan Bambina and Region

President John Hamilton

This year, the accommodations

turned out a bit better than last

year. A year ago was the first time

my wife, Katie, and I hosted a

Happy Hour. She had called ahead

at least a month in advance to

reserve space at the restaurant.

When we arrived there to set up,

the manager was a little concerned

because the private room had already

been booked, and we ended

up on the patio in January. Luckily,

it was not too cold and the restaurant

provided heaters to take off

the chill. A little while later, Katie

received a call on her cell phone

from the manager asking if we were

coming. She informed him that we

were already there. It turned out

Photos by Katie Schwausch

they had the private room booked

in her name, not for the Porsche

Club. (I kept wondering why the

private room remained empty all

evening as we sat outside on the

patio.) Oh well, best laid plans.

This year we had all of the logistics

worked out - the private room was

ready and waiting when we arrived.

Doug Koeppen, Rich Schwausch,

and Cheryl Koeppen

817-239-7969

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The restaurant also provided

some delicious appetizers which

the group quickly devoured.

The evening was filled with

many familiar faces, including

Maverick Region President John

Hamilton and his wife, Chris.

It also helps that they live in

the area -- John works at Autobahn

Porsche in Fort Worth.

Once again, Linda Bambina was

busy working the crowd, promoting

a new concept for the club:

Driving Friendships Getaway #1.

The idea is to get a group of fellow

club members to take weekend

trips together. The first of these

events is scheduled for February

15 through 18 and the destination

is Fredericksburg, TX. The drive

to Fredericksburg is beautiful and

will be a lot of fun in your Porsche,

plus the town itself is a great place

to explore. It is also known for

the shopping and restaurants.

There is also a number of wineries

in the area. I highly recommend

Becker Vineyard, located just west

of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290. It

is my understanding that President

George Bush bought out the entire

inventory of their 2002 Merlot

to serve to dignitaries visiting

his ranch in Crawford. I personally

prefer the Cabernet Reserve,

sold exclusively at the winery.

John Harvey and his wife BJ were

also in attendance. I understand

that John has added another

Porsche. He recently purchased

Madhu and Roshni Rao, Happy

Hour Chair Mike Farrar,

and BJ and John Harvey

a 997 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, in

red no less, to go along with his

Boxster. (I assume that Porsches

are another shared passion

between BJ and John, like their

love for tandem bicycling.)

I was also able to spend a lot of

time visiting with Doug and Cheryl

Linda’s promotional flyer

for the first Getaway Weekend

of the year. If you missed this

one, there will be more! continued on page 29

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817-366-1678

continued from page 7

continues to develop her idea of

having the DE orientation meeting

hosted there. Gareth asked if the

meeting could be recorded, edited

and posted? Bill said that there is

a plan to do a “Welcome to DE”

video. Saturday, February 23 will

be the inaugural gathering, which

will feature a very special guest.

Jim Falgout followed next with

his Treasurer’s Report. We have

collected from the raffle and

charity auction. Our cash position

is positive, and we have accounts

receivable outstanding. DE, TT, and

AX track deposits have been made.

Registration income is flowing,

now that DE registration is open.

Brendan Eagan said we had a

good year in 2012. Last year we

did eight drives; this year we will

do six. The Sunday drives have

made many Slipstream covers. We

usually get 35-50 folks participating

in each Sunday Drive.

The March 3 Sunday Drive will

start out in the Garland area and

end up at the Cavanaugh Flight

Museum at Addison Airport, where

they have 30-50 flight-condition

planes, then dine at Uncle Julio’s.

The April 21 Sunday Drive that

starts in Duncanville will end up

at the DE at MotorSport Ranch.

The May 5 Rancho Sereno drive

will head toward Red River horse

country and feature a wine tasting.

John asked if there are any updates

to GPS software. Brendan prints

map and detail and turn-by-turn

instructions. Sygic is available

for $30 to download (all untethered)

for iPhone and Android.

The meeting then turned to Travis

Howard, our Time Trial and Auto

Cross Chair. Autocross will pick up

a sponsorship check from Mayo

Performance; thank you Ed Mayo!

Revisiting software needs: Travis is

looking at AXware, which is used by

other clubs in the area. Travis and

team are testing formatting compatibility,

including car classing,

modifications, seasonal point totals,

and could update our website

automatically. Dean Yamada does

our scoring now. Dean, who is not

even a PCA member, helped remedy

the delay factor in 2012; it used

to take a few days to get TT and AX

results to the website, whereas now

he can get it there in one to two

days. However, this new technology

would be virtually instant, and

better serve our participants. Travis

considers this a speedbump as to

why many folks don’t run with us

and instead run with other local AX

groups, such as SCCA. I mentioned

that we ought to plan to do a

continued on page 30

March 27


continued from page 14

for all of the instructor teams.

Unlike your Run Group color,

the team number assignment

is complete arbitrary, and may

change from event to event.

Your First Time On The Track

Please drive your car to grid 15

minutes prior to the start time in

the schedule. The first run session

on Saturday is without helmets,

so please leave your helmet in

the paddock. The team to which

you are assigned is indicated by

a number on your name tag and

registration materials – please

park your car with your assigned

team. Once you are on grid,

your instructor will find you.

During the first run session,

your instructor will drive your

car (with your permission) slowly

for 2-3 laps. Then you will pull

in to the pit lane and change

seats, after which you will drive

the remainder of the session.

Remaining Sessions of the Event

You will be wearing a helmet

for all subsequent sessions, so

please bring it with you. Arrive

on the grid when the green flag

is flying, or 15 minutes prior to

the scheduled time (adjusted by

announcements if needed).

The Grid Master will give the

signal indicating five minutes to

go; this is your cue to get into the

car and secure your seat belt and

helmet. Shortly you will receive the

three minute signal; start your car

if it is not already running, with

sunroof closed and side windows

down. Turn the air conditioning

and radio off, and check your

gauges. Your indication to the Grid

Master that you ready is to give the

thumbs-up signal out your window.

He will signal to you and wave

you out of grid. Proceed slowly to

the pit lane and onto the track.

Your instructor will be with you

both days. If you have any questions,

or for some reason you

are not comfortable with your

instructor, please talk to the team

lead or the Drivers’ Education

Chair, and a different instructor

can be substituted if necessary.

Second Day

For two-day events, a mandatory

drivers’ meeting takes place at 7:30

on the second day, and once again

there will be a Green group meeting

at 8:00. Please repeat the car

preparation process from Saturday.

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continued from page 25

Koeppen. They split their time

between Texas and New Hampshire.

Doug is a retired pilot with

American Airlines, and they now

live in a fly in/fly out community

in Sanger where they each have

their own planes. Cheryl recently

earned her pilot’s license and flies

a classic 1946 Cessna “tail dragger.”

This is an airplane that is built for

cruising and not for speed, but

sounds very cool nonetheless.

Chris Hamilton and Bobbie Briggs

I will also have to admit that since

I am a long way away from any

retirement, a mere mention of

someone retiring for the second

time makes me doubly jealous.

Frank Briggs is doing just that. He

worked in the banking industry

for a long time, and he is also one

of the hosts for the PCA Happy

Hour circuit, contributing many

articles to Slipstream over the years.

He had gone back to work for

Boardwalk Porsche and seemed to

truly enjoy his time being around

customers and their cars, but

now he is now giving all of that

up to live the easy life that is welldeserved.

Is Bobbie smiling in that

photo because Frank will be home

more often, or is that a grimace?

Be sure to join us in Grapevine at

Love & War in Texas for the March

Happy Hour!

March 29


continued from page 27

promotional piece to get the information out, targeted

to the folks that have not been running with us.

As of this writing, we already have enough folks

signed up for the Feb 24 Autocross at Dallas Raceway

in Crandall (which is bigger than Pennington

Field, our AX site in Bedford) to break even. A

bonus is that there is a concession stand there,

open from 11am to 2pm - good burger-type food.

Bill Miller quipped “I might bring my 914 -- is there

a fire station nearby?” (laughter all around…)

Region VP Gareth Maurice shared that there are

new observer reports and new insurance provider

requirements. Gareth is also writing the New Member

Party article - see elsewhere in this issue. Thank you!

Slipstream editor Carey Spreen took his report platform

opportunity to add to Brendan’s report about

the Rancho Sereno Tour in May by saying that the

plan is to have a Rally to the destination as well, although

taking a different route. He also noted that,

at the All Member Party, he had a couple of people

express interest in the Assistant Editor position.

The meeting went full circle back to John,

who announced that the Mav of the Month is

the new Social Chair, Tracy Robertson. John

then closed with “Great job on the New Member

Party, Tracy! And thank you, everyone!”

Meeting adjourned at 8:39pm.

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New Wheels

By Lisa Steele, National Membership Chair

Barham, Paul

Southlake, TX

2013 Panamera

Barreyre, Carol

Addison, TX

2007 Cayman S

Beago, Chuck (Mary)

Dallas, TX

2007 Boxster

Bryant, Keith

Fort Worth, TX

1987 944

Cumberledge, Brian

(Jennifer Frankel)

Frisco, TX

2013 Boxster

Dial, Jeff

Forney, TX

1999 Boxster

Dietrich, Bill (Julie)

Murphy, TX

2011 Cayman

Fahrenthold, Kyle (Debbie)

Princeton, TX

2009 Carrera S

Gardner, Jeremy

(Liz Dominguez)

Keller, TX

2012 911

Gregory, Ronnie

(Nick Abbott)

Frisco, TX

2003 Boxster

Hibbs, Billy

Tyler, TX

1968 908

Killeen, Mike

Coppell, TX

2002 Boxster S

Luna, Jacob

(Carol Blaine)

Fort Worth, TX

2007 Cayman

Mancini, Ron

(Gena Konopka)

Dallas, TX

1974 914

Martin, Colin

(Jana Nobles)

Dallas, TX

2008 911

Martin, Stephen

(Lee Hooper)

Keller, TX

2004 911

McKinley, Danny

(Robin Roderick)

Allen, TX

2013 991

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

call Lisa Steele 214-709-6418.

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,345

Affiliate Members ~ 892

Total Membership ~ 2,237

Rodriguez, Aurora

Dallas, TX

2013 Cayenne

Schrunk, Jeff (Heather)

Garland, TX

1972 911

Strauss, Jeremiah (Sarah)

Fort Worth, TX

2012 Cayman R

Testa, Frank (Lei)

Fort Worth, TX

2002 911

Williams, Jarred

Dallas, TX

2006 911

Anniversaries

30 Years

Hanna, Mark (Monda)

Orlie, Michael F. (Chris)

25 Years

Foltz, Werner (Jacqueline)

20 Years

Epperson, Chester N. (Debra)

15 Years

Barney, John C. (Janice)

Jones, Darrell D. (Karen)

Plano

Fort Worth

Bartonville

Plano

Plano

Granbury

10 Years

Sundaram, Vin (Rekha)

5 Years

Castillo, Nilo (Dana)

Cox, Tom

Golaz, Jo A. (Russell Richards)

Keesecker, Rich (Susan)

Martin, Cory A. (Kristen)

McCally, Bob M. (Cheryl)

McRee, Dan

Minnella, Thomas J. (Barbara)

Solohubow, Tim C. (Roxy)

Dallas

Bedford

Bullard

Joshua

Frisco

Broadway

Pilot Point

Fort Worth

Plano

The Colony

March 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: 1996 911C2 (993), Guards Red with

black and tan leather interior, 98,000 miles. Excellent

condition, all original, never tracked. Second owner,

records, history, well maintained, recent 90,000

mile service. Great, solid car, $32,750. Contact Jim

Buckley at 817-239-7969 or buckleyracing@att.net

(03)

For Sale: 2006 Cayman S, 68K miles. Arctic

Silver with special full leather Terracotta Red interior.

Nicely optioned: New motor from PCA at 43K

miles,Sport Seats, Auto Climate, NAV with PCM,

Xexon, Sports steering wheel, New Michelin Super

Sport tires, PASM, Sport Chrono, Bose, Mantis Sports

UDP, Extended oil sump, SSBL, Canton Accusump,

hidden trailer hitch and more. Contact Rob Turner at

pcarfan@gmail.com if you want to see this great car!

(03)

For Sale: 2006 911S (997) Cabriolet, mint

condition, one owner, 19,000 miles. Black exterior

with black leather and black convertible top. Still

under extended factory warranty into April 2013. 3.8

liter 6 cyl. with 355 hp, 6-speed manual transmission.

Optional equipment includes 12-way heated power

seats, self-dimming mirrors, Sport Chrono package,

Bose surround sound system, and stainless steel

exhausts with an awesome sound. 19” Porsche alloy

wheels, new rear tires. Dealer maintained, garage kept.

No track use. For more information and appointment

to see, please call Pat at (214) 616-2477. (03)

For Sale: 2008 Boxster S, 36K miles. Black with

Black interior and Black soft top. 6-spd manual,

Sport Chrono package, Bi-xenon headlights, power

and heated seats, power windows and locks, cruise

control, Bose premium sound, 6-disc CD changer,

self-dimming mirrors, garage door opener, wheel

spacers, wired with Valentine detector. Transferable

Porsche Certified Pre-owned warranty with coverage

through March 2015 or 100k miles. Asking $35,000.

Contact John at 469-544-8228 or jwardeward@

hotmail.com (02)

For Sale: 1976 912E, White/Red, 109k miles.

Rebuilt from ground up. Looks and runs like a new

all-original car. Won Best in Class and earned overall

Best in Show honors in a recent car show, $24.5k.

Greg Metzger, 817-879-1144 or gm912e@yahoo.com

(01)

For Sale: 1987 928S4, Very clean, 41,500 miles.

Auto trans, sunroof, heated seats, A/C, Bilstein

shocks, alarm. Original (X wheels). $19,500. Contact

Ed at 469-576-6090 or eboudreau@ccmcnet.com (01)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

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3 Locate LLC (817) 886-6861 Page 23

Ascot Diamonds (972) 991-0001 Page 11

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

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

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 24

Dallas Karting Complex (903) 527-5278 Page 22

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 19

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 21

Ebby Halliday--Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 10

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 14

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 9

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

Jack Junkies (972) 881-5DIY Page 14

Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 15

Louden Motorcar Services (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 13

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 15

Pro-Tect Mobile (903) 241-4132 Page 28

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 24

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 10

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 17

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

UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 27

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 22

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 15

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