Slipstream - February 2013


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

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February 2013 - Published by the Maverick Region

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Maverick Region

Porsche Club of America

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.


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

December Trivia ...........................................7

Destination Restoration ..............................12

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

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

Member Spotlight.......................................30

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Getaway #1: Fredericksburg.......................10

Your First DE, Part 1 ..................................12

Autocross 1, Dallas Raceway......................17

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

Feb Happy Hour: Uncle Julio’s, Dallas ......25

Feb Board Meeting .....................................29

Past Event Recaps

Pucker Up: DE at Daytona International ...16

Hope Shelter Christmas Party. ...................22

Dec Happy Hour: Ruggeri’s, Dallas ...........24

Time Trial 7/ Autocross 7 Results ..............28

Volume 51, Issue 2, February 2013

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Day February

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

15-18 Getaway to Fredericksburg

21 Happy Hour, Uncle Julio’s

24 Autocross 1, DR (new venue!)

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day April

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

14 Autocross 2, DR

18 Happy Hour, TBD

20-21 Drivers’ Ed 2, MSR 3.1

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

27-28 Time Trial 1/Autocross 3, MW

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


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3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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17 18 19 20 21 22 23

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Day March

6 Board Meeting

9-10 Drivers’ Ed 1, ECR

12 Lewisville Lunch; Porsche

Parade Registration opens

21 Happy Hour, TBD

24 Autocross Academy, DR

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day May

1 Board Meeting

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Happy Hour, TBD

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover:

A real Texas Road Hog. The

hindquarters of Brendan

Eagan’s 911 just as he passes an

unexpected pork in the road.

Photo by Abbey Maurice

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Kirk Bristol


Jose Carreras

2013 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative


Greg Platt


Rick Payton


John Bullen


Henry Carter


Bill Jacobi


Courtney Gross


Jack Merrell


John Hamlton


Grady Buckhalter


Leonard Zechiedrich


Lynn Friedman

February 1

Drifting: New Faces!

By John Hamilton, Region President



to have

several members

step up and

take over from

members who

have served their

term in one of our volunteer

positions. So on page 4, you’ll see

some new faces (or, in some cases,

same faces in different roles).

Here they are:

• Gareth Maurice succeeds Tom

Minnella as Vice President

• Renee Farinella succeeds

Madhu Rao as Secretary

• Travis Howard succeeds Al

Silva as Autocross Chair

• Susan and Tom Froehlich

succeed Lisa Steele as Membership


• Tracy Robertson succeeds

Christy Payne as Social Chair

• Rose Gohlke succeeds Lisa

Steele as Hospitality Chair

• STILL NEEDED: Rally Chair

and Slipstream Assistant Editor -

contact to find

out more about either position

I’d ask you to thank our retiring

chairpersons for their service over

the previous year(s), and to welcome

and congratulate our incoming

chairpersons for “stepping up!”

Speaking of retiring, I’d like to

pass along a BIG THANK YOU to

James Shoffit, who for the past four

years has been the Zone 5 representative

to the national organization.

His responsibility was to represent

(read: herding cats) the TWELVE

regions of Zone 5 in portions of

Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and

Louisiana, to PCA. And he did a

fantastic job, as the growth in membership

will attest.

Thank you, James!

Speaking of PCA

National, your

Maverick Region

continues to fill a

lot of roles for the national


• Wendy Shoffit

National Newsletter


• Ed Mayo

Technical Committee,

914 and

1965-1973 911/912

• Bryan Henderson

National Club

Race Chair

• Michael Wingfield

National Club Race

Chief of Timing and Scoring,

AND Editor of Club Racing News

• Teri Davis

Parade Hospitality and

Internet Cafe Co-Chair

• Bob Knight

National Finance Chair

• James Shoffit

Porsche Parade

Multimedia Presentations

And newly appointed for 2013:

• Joel Nannis

Club Racing Scrutineer

• Lisa Steele

National Membership Chair

So thanks to all of you who

give or have given on a local

or national level!

Mav of the Month

One of our unsung heroes is the

volunteer who works full-time

hours to put this publication, our

Slipstream newsletter, together every

month. Carey Spreen took over as


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Managing Editor beginning with

the February 2012 issue, and we

haven’t missed a beat! In fact, Carey

has kept the quality developed by

his predecessors, and has improved

the timeliness of when Slipstream

is completed, delivered to Ussery

Printing, and then delivered to you!

So THANK YOU, Carey, for taking

our award-winning magazine one

step higher for our readers. And

enjoy your Silver Fox Steakhouse

Gift Certificate as a token of our

often unspoken appreciation for all

the work you do!


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February 3


John Hamilton


John enjoys DEs, Happy Hours, the

Porsche Parade, and other social events.

He and wife Chris have owned Porsches

since 1996 and joined the Club in 2002.

John’s Grandfather in New Jersey owned

a 1960 356B Coupe and later a 1965

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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


Past President Mike Brodigan

Public Relations Linda Bambina


Advertising Pat Friend

Editor Carey Spreen

Event Ad Design Christy Payne

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery


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


Denny Payne


Vice President

Gareth Maurice


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


Bob Benson


Frank Briggs

Mike Brodigan


Jim Buckley

Charlie Davis

Jerry DeFeo


Mike Farrar

Pat Friend


Jack Griffin


Chris Hamilton


Renee Farinella


Renee works in healthcare, and

enjoys fundraising for the military’s 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


John Harvey


Jeff Herrmann


Robyn Howard


Travis Howard


Pat Heptig

Susan & Tom Froehlich

Lori Mauthe

Chuck McCoy


Andy Mears


Ed Mullenix


Please help us to keep growing!


Jim Falgout



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


Joel Nannis

Lisa Steele


Keith Olcha



Denny Payne

Tracy Robertson


John Sandusky


Wendy Shoffit

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C- 972-977-9821

James Shoffit


Carey Spreen


Fran Ussery



Your Name Here!

Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

As I write this

in mid-January,

it has

already snowed

twice in the DFW

area, so it’s not

easy to wrap my

brain around

the fact that our first Getaway

Weekend (to Fredericksburg) and

our first Autocross of the season

are both only a little over a month

away. And by the time you read

this, only a couple of weeks away!

The Getaway Weekend concept is

the brainchild of our Public Relations

Chair, Linda Bambina. Her

idea is to have a fun, but totally

non-competitive, weekend drive

to somewhere a bit further away

than the Sunday Drives typically

take us, and to give us a chance to

get to know each other a bit better

over meals and during other

activities, in this case a visit to the

National Museum of Pacific War,

and seats at the Rockbox Theater

for an evening celebrating the

“golden age” of rock and roll.

The idea is sort of like the annual

PCA Escape weekend, but

a bit shorter (two nights with a

third optional) and with a lot

fewer people. See the ad on page

10 for more information, and if

you are interested, please contact

Linda soon, because the event

will be limited to 15 cars, and the

deadline to register is February 5.

As for the other “first” event this

month, we have a new Autocross

venue: the parking lot at Dallas

Raceway, in Crandall, about 25

miles southeast of downtown

Dallas. The facility itself is a drag

strip, but we won’t be doing any

“hole shots” there. The track

management began renting out

the parking lot for Autocross events

last year, and several clubs have

already used it, with good reviews.

So for those of you on the east side

of the Metroplex who have been

putting off attending an Autocross

because there were all too far away,

this month is your chance to try

it out. Plus we will be hosting our

annual “Get a Grip” Autocross

Academy at Dallas Raceway in

March, if you’d like to learn more

about what Porsches were made for.

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February 5

Maverick Minutes: January Board Meeting

By Renee Farinella, Region Secretary January 2, 2013

Greetings to

you from

me, as

your 2013 Maverick


Thank you to

everyone for your

support, and I

look very much forward to serving

as the club’s Secretary and bringing

you a summary of the minutes from

the board meetings each month.

The first meeting of the year

started promptly at 7pm with a

welcome from our board President

John Hamilton. He began by introducing

two visiting guests, Marlee

and Craig Shaw. We were glad to

have them there, and hope their

interest in participating continues

to grow! Any Porsche owner is

always welcome, and we encourage

everyone to consider bringing

and sharing your experience and

insights on how to increasingly

value our efforts on behalf of all

members and aficionados!

John then announced that he

sent an email to PCA National to

support and recognize a recent

promotion of our Region Membership

Chair, Lisa Steele, to National

Membership Chair. Talented folks

continue to move forward from the

Mavericks! Kudos! Your contributions

and smile will be missed!

Good luck; we are very proud, and

know you will do a great job. Another

of our volunteers has gotten

grabbed up and will serve as a Club

Race Scrutineer at the National level:

Joel Nannis. Great work by, and

great opportunity for, each of you.

We are grateful for your service!

Membership Chair Lisa Steele said

we are now at 2,215 total members.

PCA is still growing nationally,

with 1,800 new members annually

nationwide. Maverick Region was

a significant part of that growth,

with an increase of 144 members

last year in our region alone.

Drivers’ Ed Chair Lori Mauthe

asked again about where we are at

with promoting our club through

the relationships we have with

the area Porsche dealership. The

application process appears to

be a sticking point, but Lori is

working on developing a smooth

process, so that awareness is

increased, more Porsche owners

know about the club, and

have the opportunity to join!

Gareth Maurice is our new VP.

Welcome, Gareth! We are glad you

are with us, and excited about your

fun and insightful contributions.

He began his report by thanking

DE Chair Lori Mauthe and

Autocross/Time Trial Chair Travis

Howard for providing the dates for

this upcoming year’s events. This

takes a lot of work to coordinate

and nail down! Please look for

updates on the Maverick website

for this information. We also

talked about the best places to get

this information out to members,

and to promote the events. Lori

created business cards containing

the DE dates to distribute at other

Maverick as well as non-Maverick

events. Treasurer Jim Falgout

reminded everyone that forms

need to be submitted for expense

reimbursement. Brendan Eagan is

helping out with on-line calendar.

Travis Howard, now the Autocross

chair in addition to Time Trial

Chair, began his report by addressing

complaints regarding issues the

Mineral Wells venue has, like gravel.

We had previously been using a

10-year-old sweeper. Richard Diller

went out on his own and bought a

replacement, which was previously

owned by the Navy! So, this additional

equipment added to Ray

Kelly’s rolling blower, means the

gravel issue has been successfully

addressed! Mineral Wells is considered

to have an “aggressive” surface

but good size, and its location (45

miles west of downtown Ft. Worth)

is more convenient for members

living on the west side of DFW.

However, the new Autocross venue,

Dallas Raceway in Crandall (25

miles southeast of downtown Dallas)

is more convenient to those on

the east side of DFW. The venue became

available in late 2012, is bigger

than the Pennington Field lot,

and has a great concrete surface.

Travis proposed the need for

new timing equipment, since

ours is now 11 years old. AX-Ware

is the most popular software,

used by Equipe Rapide and

other clubs. We are taking a look

at the cost of refurbishing our

current system, which requires a

person to manually log times.

The Maverick website needs

updating. Lori Mauthe is working

on getting the Drivers’ Education

information online updated as

well. The rules need updating, too.

Travis said the rental check will

go to Mineral Wells this month.

At this point in the meeting,

Gareth Maurice mentioned that

he was driving by DFW airport

and saw a parking lot near Amon

Carter Blvd, which he thought

could be a possible viable AX/

TT site option. Lisa Steele replied

that we had issues with the city

when that was tried years ago.

Someone else asked about the

Texas Stadium lot as well. We

imagine that, as enterprising as the

Cowboys are, that option might

be pretty expensive, but the question

is being looked into further.


Robyn Howard, AX/TT School

Chair and Registrar, is working

on getting Mayo Performance to

sponsor the Autocross series again.

Public Relations Chair Linda

Bambina thanked all the Slipstream

content contributors and said that

she very much appreciates timely

delivery. Also, she is thrilled about

her idea for the Mavericks to host

a Driving Friendships “Getaway

Weekend.” Brendan Eagan helped

with the route. This fun weekend

is targeted to drive from West,

Texas (a Czech community north

of Waco) to Fredericksburg, then

back to DFW, with the dates set as

Feb. 15-18. John Hamilton added

that he appreciates the “inclusion”

element. This adds a dynamic

option value offering to the club.

John Harvey mentioned the giantwild-pig-walking-in-the-middleof-the-road

on a route checkout

(only in Texas, right?! Love it!)

story, the photo of which he plans

to submit to Panorama. I mentioned

at this point that I thought

this was a great idea, because it

is so regionally and culturally

relevant. We are always seekin’

to represent with excellence!

Christy Payne and Lisa Steele are

meeting with a candidate to take

over Christy’s soon-to-be-vacated Social

chair position. John Hamilton

requested that we keep Myra Sutton

in our prayers as she endures a

second round of chemotherapy.

Lori Mauthe said that the 2012

DE season ended on a high note.

Joel Nannis will still help us with

Drivers’ Education, even though he

is now on the National Club Race

staff. DE will have a committee

meeting on January 7 to develop

the 2013 plan. There will probably

be two more meetings this year.

Rose Gohlke will be handling

the hospitality for Drivers’ Education.

Lisa Steele also passed her

DE instructor certification! Lori

asked that I help create and

develop ideas to promote the

DE events. The April DE will

coincide with a Sunday Drive,

continuing the tradition of the

Sunday Drives introducing other

aspects of the club to the tourers.

We will continue to promote

Big Brothers Big Sisters. They

will be with us for two DE events.

Jim Buckley’s team’s requested

improvements (A/V) were well

received. Lori requested $3,000

for these to transpire. John

asked for more details from her

in email form. We were $16,000

in the black for DE. This will

be addressed further at the Feb

meeting, pending a P&L report.

John Harvey has the Intro to DE

Sunday Drive scheduled for April

21, did a pre-drive, and said it

continued on page 11


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Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this

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Congratulations to our November Web Winner,

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who got all 5 correct. Honorable Mention goes to Bob

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1. Thieves have recently been stealing Porsche Xenon Bulb headlights so

much so that a judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Porsche for

the design. In what US City did this take place?

a. New York City b. Miami c. Los Angeles d. San Francisco


2. Which Porsches have been primarily hit by the headlight thieves? (Be sure

to keep your car locked in the garage, or sleep in it, armed!)

a. 911s & Caymans b. 911s & Boxsters c. Panameras & Cayennes d. 911s

& Panameras


3. Why are they stealing these headlights?

a. Sell the exotic metal for scrap b. Retro-fit to older 911s c. Light up

poppy fields for night harvesting d. Growing Marijuana


4. What Porsche models are most Porsche magazines and experts now

recommending as the “Best Porsche Bargain”?

a. 1974-77 911s b. 1973-76 914s c. 1977-82 924s d. 1983-85 944s

Source: 2012 Excellence Porsche Buyer’s Guide

5. Porsche Zuffenhausen has used many different numerical series for their

cars, but only ONE Porsche was ever in the 800 Series. What was it?

a. 801 Spyder b. 802 2.5L Formula 2 c. 803 Diesel Tractor d. 804

Formula 1

Source: Porsche - A Tradition of Greatness by Richard Langworth, p 167

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

February 7

Destination Restoration: Diagnosis and Observation

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Iwas only

nine years

old when my


passed away and

left me his 1972

911 Targa. Since

then I have had

to endure 15 brutal years filled

with dreaming, planning, and

speculating about how amazing

it will be when I get to drive it.

Unfortunately, life is never that

easy. When finally I towed the

car home from its 20-year resting

place in Northern Oklahoma, the

car was in no condition to drive.

The engine was bone dry, the tires

were flat, the brakes had seized,

and the transmission was stuck in

first. Needless to say, getting the

car up onto a trailer was extremely

difficult, but that is another story.

I have made it a life goal of mine

to get this car up and running so I

can make my grandfather proud.

This brings us to Step One of

a segment I like to call Destination

Restoration: Diagnosis

and Observation. This article

is going to focus on every car’s

number one enemy . . . Rust!

There are many places on a car

where rust can occur, and if left

unattended, can really damage

the car’s structural integrity. It is

getting harder and harder to find


Rust spot on the passenger

side front window cowl

old Porsches that are truly “rust

free.” So whether you inherited

an early Porsche or are planning

on buying a used one, here are

some places you must check for

this metal-deteriorating disease.

Driver’s side longitudinal

wheelhouse panel and rocker panel

To start simply, as you walk around

the car, soaking in the Porsche

beauty, look for small bubbles in

the paint. Pay special attention

to the cowl and rear windshield

areas. Weather stripping works

well, but has a shelf life just like

anything else. If the car happens

to be a Targa, look closely at where

the Targa bar meets the body just

behind the doors. If everything is

clear, you are doing well so far, but

there are plenty of hiding places

for rust to sneak out of. Some

of these spots will require you to

get a little dirty, so I would advise

not to wear your Sunday best.

Next, crouch down by the rear

wheel wells. Feel for any chips

or flaking, while also noting the

condition of the longitudinal wheel

house repair panel. This is the part

of the frame that curves down to

join with the torsion tube and the

back of the heel plate. If rust here

is too severe it can potentially be

a “Car Killer.” While down here

look up to the underbelly of the

floor pan, and note the condition

of the back of the rear seats. Next,

open the driver’s side door and

look along the door lock panel

and all around the window seals.

Continue your search to the front

of the car; open the hood, and

if carpeted, check underneath.

Pay special attention to the front

suspension pan, all around the fuel

tank, and battery boxes, as moisture

seems to collect in these areas.

If all is clear, head to my favorite

part of a Porsche, the engine and

the engine bay. Luckily, thanks

to German Engineering, not

many things can rust out on a

well-maintained engine. But still

take a look at the heat exchangers,

muffler, engine mounts, and

shock tubes. If it is also visible,

look up at the bottom of the parcel

shelf; water is notorious for leaking

through the back window.

Driver’s side floor pan

At this point if you have not

found many issues then I would

say that you have a well-maintained

Porsche within your grasp. If not,

don’t get too discouraged - we

live in an era thriving with early

911 restorations. There are shops

and websites that will mold and

ship the original quality sheet

metal right to your door.

If you are like me and are determined

to own a piece of Porsche

history, buckle down, take some

welding classes, and help eradicate

metal cancer!


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February 9


continued from page 7

looks promising. Brendan is working

on the Sygic routing app.

Treasurer Jim Falgout told us that

the Eagles Canyon and MotorSport

Ranch deposits are covered. We are

awaiting Founders’ Day sponsorship

dollars (about $5000 in receivables

from some advertisers). We will discuss

budgets at the next meeting,

by reporting categories. Jim will

get the forms out to the chair and

committee heads for budgets to be

turned in by March meeting. Linda

recognized and thanked Jim Falgout

for five years of service as Club

Treasurer! (Applause all around.)

Member Bruce McQuaid thanked

the board for making the club so

much fun! He belongs to three car

clubs and says that we are the best!

Marlee and Craig Shaw suggested

that that we have an event with

the theme “A Night With George

Follmer,” as they are acquaintances

of the famous racer. John pointed

to the fact that we had former

Porsche CEO Peter Schutz speak

at a DE a couple of years ago, and

it generated a great turn-out! Lori

suggested the possibility of holding

it during the September DE.

Slipstream Editor Carey Spreen

bumped up the number of monthly

copies to 1550 to keep pace with

our growing membership numbers,

but the magazine remains

at 32 pages. Andy Mears, who

handles newsletter mailing and

distribution, is working with Ad

Manager Pat Friend to make sure

that the mailing lists are up to date,

including copies to advertisers.

Mike Farrar is the Happy Hour

Chair, and we need a location for

February! (Editor’s note: It was later

decided to hold it at Uncle Julio’s in

Dallas.) Tech Chair Ed Mullenix

was present but had no news for us

about upcoming Tech Sessions.

John Hamilton will send a formal

thank you to Mark Shevitz

for emceeing the Founder’s

Day gala on December 1.

Regarding the All Member

Party, scheduled for January

26, I suggested that all board

members bring their PCA business

cards, be intentional about

driving traffic to the website, and

that perhaps we do a drawing.

John asked Linda to create an

agenda for the party, as well as

ideas for a drawing, and email to

him. The All Member Party is our

way of introducing new members

to our upcoming events, an informal

Q&A session for those who

would like to learn more about

what we do and why we do it!

Mav of the Month – for his efforts

throughout last year: Slipstream

editor Carey Spreen!

February 11

Your First Drivers’ Education Event: Part 1 - Preparation

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

So you’ve

made the

decision to

have a date with

your Porsche,

and learn about

how to REALLY

drive your dream

car. Now what is

next? This article,

including Part

2 next month,

will provide

the step-by-step

guidelines for

what to do and what to expect.

Event Registration

To register to attend a Maverick

Region PCA Drivers’ Education

(DE) event, you first log into the website.

You will have to create an account

and credentials, and then

you can search for the event.

You can find our events by clicking

on the “Search for Events” menu,

then “Find Events.” Complete the

form with the “By Category” option

and make the

selections shown

in the graphic

to the right.

Select the event,

then complete

the questionnaire

form. You

will have the ability to pre-register

for lunch, which is catered at the

track, and some events also have an

optional dinner. You will be asked

to provide a car number, or one will

be assigned for you. If you are sharing

a Porsche (or other car) for the

event with another driver, please

also provide this information so we

can place you on the same team.

After you register, you will receive

a confirmation email stating that

you have been accepted. The

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acceptance will indicate you are

in the green group and you are

assigned a unique car number.

This number will be yours so long

as you attend at least one event a

year. You can make the numbers

for your car using painter’s tape

of a contrasting color to the color

of your car. For example, blue

on black is not acceptable. The

numbers need to be at least 8” tall

and must be placed on both doors

and optionally on the front hood.

Readiness Activities – Two

Weeks Prior to the Event

There are several important

email attachments that require

action prior to the event.

Technical Inspection Form. The

Tech Inspection Form is certification

that your vehicle has passed

the safety inspection criteria

required for track activity. An

authorized dealer or Club-approved

mechanic must fill out the form

and sign it, indicating that your car

is ready for the event. You also must

initial and sign the form. The Tech

Form must be turned in during

registration on the day of the event.

When on track, you are required

to wear a safety helmet with Snell

2005 or 2010 approval sticker. Not

all helmets meet this requirement,

so be sure to check the sticker

inside the helmet or on the back

of the helmet. Note that a Snell

2005 helmet will only be legal for

PCA events until 2015, so if you are

going to purchase a helmet, a Snell

2010 would be a better choice. A

limited number of approved helmets

are available to rent from the

track facility for a fee, so if you plan

to do so, be sure to reserve this

option early with the track directly.

Emergency Contact Form. This

form is required if you have not

already entered this information

during pre-registration on the website.

DE Handbook. A detailed

document containing the rules

and regulations for a drivers’

education event, for review

before the event, and for reference

if there is a question during

an event. You do not need to

bring a printed copy with you.

The Night Before the Event

Prepare your car for the track by

ensuring that the gas tank is full

and that you have your helmet

and forms. A clean car is a safe

car, so be sure especially to clean

the windows. Hydrate yourself

with water and/or sports drink

the few days prior to the event.

The night before the event, please

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and get a good night sleep.

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Pucker Up: On Track at Daytona International Speedway

By Bob Kuykendall

Editor’s Note: Maverick Region

member Bob Kuykendall attended

Florida Citrus Region’s

OctoberFast Club Race/Drivers’

Ed event last October. He was

kind enough to share his experiences

with us in this article.





is no big deal,

provided that you

don’t mind the

31-degree banked

turns, the long straightaway, the

Horseshoe, the Kink, the Bus Stop

chicane, and the hair-raising speed.

Oh yes, and getting passed by

Porsche Cup and SuperCup racing

machines. Other than that, hey, it’s

just another DE weekend surrounded

by Porsche enthusiasts. Right?

I chose Daytona as this year’s quest

to drive world-class tracks away from

home. Although finding something

a little closer than 1100 miles away

might have been smarter, this

track was definitely on my bucket

list, especially after watching races

there at Rennsport Reunion and

the annual 24 Hours. The event was

the Florida Citrus Region’s annual

PCA Club Race/ DE, and advanced

solo drivers are allowed to play, if

you sign up fast, as online registration

is full in about three hours.

First up, logistics. How do I

get me, my car, and four new

R-compounds to Florida without

a truck and trailer? Easy, I just

used the Carey Spreen method.

Carey once told me at the Colorado

Parade how he had thrown all

four tires into his ‘82 SC. I almost

didn’t believe him, but he was

right, and I managed to get all

four additional race tires into my

997, with ample leg and shift room


Photos by Colour Tech South Motorsports Photography except where noted

left over. The front trunk swallowed

up my race jack, gear, and

travel bag. Now, I could drive all

the way to Florida on street tires.

There were no other Mavericks

attending, as most were at Hallett,

but I enjoyed getting to know John

Cochran from Baltimore, who used

to be a Maverick Region member,

Photo by Bob Kuykendall

A decidedly economical tire

transportation method

and he remembers fondly the

Shoffits, Bob Knight, Joe McGlohen,

Keith Olcha, and other legacy


And then

I ran into

Bryan Henderson,



Club Race

Chair, so at

that point I

didn’t feel

so far from




me that

this track

Dealing with infield traffic

definitely has a “pucker” factor.

Now I was starting to get nervous.

The best part of the weekend for

me was getting high-quality instruction

on Thursday night when I arrived.

The one-hour Chalk Talk was

put on by pro driver Cory Friedman,

with corner-by-corner insights

and in-car video. Then, a two-hour

track walk with the 50 or so DE drivers,

by our host Ron Zitza with Zotz

Racing. These are the guys that

drive the 24-Hour every year, so

they shared insight on such things

as turn-in markers, like the chipped

curb just before the Kink, since

there are no cones. Great stuff!

Someone said this is the highest

speed sports car track in North

America. I believe them, and my

heart was pounding as I took the

track for the first time. My 997 3.6

crossed start/finish at slightly over

150 mph. These are Autobahn

velocities, which gave my little car a

chance to stretch its legs. Porsches

are made for this. Simply amazing!

But, as I have discovered on other

high speed tracks, it’s not just max

velocity that makes it fun. Handling

the “Kink” at 85 mph without lifting

was always a test on the infield

track. Or, finding the fastest entry

speed into

the Bus

Stop chicane.


not dying is

good too!

I spent all


going from

worst to

first, at least

with the

other street

cars in my

group. But


The license plate beginning

to show signs of loosening

is king on this track, so the Turbos,

GT2s, and Cup Cars reel you in

and spit fireballs at you as they

pass on the high-speed banking.

The key is to stay low to let others

pass high and to the right. And

to use your turn signals for passing

instead of hand signals - you

might lose a left arm at 150 mph!

Finally, some general observations

about driving Daytona:

• I squeezed the wheel so

tightly, my leather gloves

wore out thru the thumbs

(they really did!)

• I used profanity while

screaming on the banking

that I have never used

before (Sorry, Mom!)

• Be sure and use the restroom

before staging on grid.

• Watch the fuel level. I used

one-third of a tank per

30-minute run session.

• The high speeds sucked out

my third brake light lens and

my back license plate flew off.

• The black flag guy is a lot

meaner than our local

black flagman, Joel Nannis.

(Ask me how I know!)

• When you carry all four

tires inside the cabin,

it stinks like rubber.

• Radar detectors are a necessity

through Alabama.

• In Florida, it rains every

afternoon - Saturday’s Club

Race had nine incidents.

• Take your iPod - it’s a

long drive home.

All in all, an incredible, yet safe,

weekend. Let’s see, for next year

- Road Atlanta? VIR? Watkins Glen?

Tough choices . . . .

Crossing start/finish on the

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Cliff’s Ramblings: Modern Automotive Safety Equipment

By Cliff Blackshear

The other night I

was making my way

home on my usual

60-mile commute. It

was raining hard.

Water on the road

was deep. My new

Michelins were

working well. I was

running what I felt was about 9/10 of

what the conditions allowed. Crossed

over a patch of road where, a year or

so ago, I found myself rendering aid

to someone in the same conditions.

Then wrote an article about it the same

night. It made me think about safety

requirements and how they save lives

of drivers that are not enthusiasts.

You know what I mean? People that

own a car just because they need one

to get around. So I wanted to repost

what happened, as I feel we all need to

remember just how the average driver is

not dialed in to their minute-by-minute

situation. Situational awareness is not

exactly the average driver’s “mantra.”

So the car protects them from harm

when they make stupid mistakes. I

suppose natural selection is somewhat

interrupted but “HEY, WHATEVER!”


have been wanting to write

something here about air

bags/supplemental restraint

systems for quite some time. Over

the weekend I started looking for

information about air bag deployment

speeds, how they are deployed,

and what makes the systems

do what they do. I know that when

the systems were introduced to us

Porsche techs in mid 80s we were

told a driver’s air bag goes from no

deployment to full deployment to

full deflation in around 280 milliseconds.

The entire safety aspect

of seat belts and things like thorax

air bags and side curtain airbags

are something we Porsche techs

deal with daily. I have always found

these systems to be very interesting.

Then tonight I’m on my way

home in a driving rainstorm. It was

raining so hard at times that traffic

on I-35 slowed to 15-20 mph; folks

were driving with their 4-way flashers

on. Something like driving thru

a car wash. I exited I-35 and got on

I-20. The rain slowed but the water

was deep in places on the road. Just

past the Hulen exit I’m in the far

left lane and a car about 100 yards

in front of me suddenly changes

lanes to the middle lane. About

200 yards further ahead is a car

crashed into the left lane divider.

The vehicle was sitting perpendicular

(I mean 90 degrees), to

the flow of traffic, with the left

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blocked. I hit the 4-way flashers

and the brakes at the same time,

while considering changing lanes.

Ahead, as I slowed, I saw a person

sitting on the ground with drivers’

door open, lying against the door

sill. The driver was a young girl

wearing shorts, no shoes, and a tee

shirt, sitting in the rain with her

head down between her knees. I

jumped out and asked if she was ok.

“I don’t know” she replied. She

was crying, hysterical, and just

sitting on the pavement up against

the car between the door and

the door sill. I grabbed for my

cell and dialed 911 while looking

upstream to see if we were

gonna get run over. I saw two

more people had stopped behind

me and had their flashers on plus

exiting their cars to render aid.

I explained to 911 operator the

location, direction of travel, lane

blockage and current driver situation.

Driver was moving in such

a way as to indicate to me that

she had no broken bones. Good

head movement, legs, arms, etc.

No bleeding that I could see. I

found myself looking at the car

and saw both air bags deployed.

Front end heavily damaged.

Next I turned my full attention

to her. She was absolutely hysterical,

crying, and had no idea what

happened. I thought of my girls

for some reason while all this was

transpiring. I found myself stroking

her hair and telling her she was

ok, that her car was not that badly

damaged. Trying to calm her while

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Huffaker-Hughes Hope House: Christmas Party

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February 23

December Happy Hour: Ruggeri’s Italian Kitchen

By Don Siebert

Twas five

nights before


And all thru Ruggeri’s

All the Mavericks

were stirring . . .

Their drinks!

Even the guests.

The food in the kitchen

Was cooking with care

In the hopes that St. Maverick

Soon would be there.

OK, so I’m not a poet.

The wonderful thing about

holidays is that most everyone is

out for fun, and the December

Happy Hour was no exception.

Along with our members were

many new guests to partake.

What is more enjoyable than

visiting with old and new friends

while enjoying food & drink?

Happy Hour Chair Mike Farrar,

former Ruggeri’s owner, greeted

us with a big smile and introduced

us to the new owners, Farid and

Rebecca Sabounchi. We wish them

well and hopefully we’ll soon

Angela and Galen Caraveau

Photos by Linda Bambina

Paul Ramos, Rick

Robinson, and Mark Hanna

return for another happy hour.

There were quite a few new members

and guests to help celebrate.

We pretty well dominated the

restaurant. Conversations ran from

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many as time allows. The great

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With the end of 2012 approaching,

you can’t help but reflect on

all the wonderful events the Maverick

Region puts on, whether it

be social events, DEs, Autocrosses,

Sunday drives, lunches, etc., including

this year’s 50th Anniversary

events. The amount of friends

you make along the way is what

makes our club so outstanding.

Happy Hour is one of the most

relaxing events that we can attend

Nancy Manar and Clara Lewis

Bobbie Briggs and

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- a chance

to visit with

all in attendance.


Farrar and

all the other

people who


to the successful


Happy Hour

series are

to be commended;

it takes more than listing

the dates in Slipstream. Also, what

would we do without Linda Bambina

and her camera, to record the

happy faces at our many events?

Your input is always welcome,

whether you’re a new or old member,

and if you decide that 2013 is

the year to volunteer for any of the

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officer or board member, don’t be

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By the time you read this, we will

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is for a happy and healthy year.

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Merrill Lynch

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Dallas, TX 75240

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February 27

Time Trial 7 / Autocross 7: 2012 Finale at the MineralRing

Results compiled by Dean! Yamada

Time Trial 7 Official Results

Autocross 7 Official Results

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

3 John Stahl 1988 Porsche 944 (Black) 46 76.638

3 Travis Howard 1974 Porsche 914 (Yellow) 95 77.813

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

4 Sigrid Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914 (Lime Green) 914 71.772

4 Mark Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914/2.0 (LIME GREEN) 14 73.503

4 Wesley Lincoln 1994 Porsche 911 (Green) 644 77.005

4 Oleg Perelet 1990 Porsche C2 (red) 26 78.479

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

5 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 65 78.620

5 Barry Bartee 1995 Porsche 993 (Black) 971 80.813

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

6 Scott Wolthuis 1975 Porsche 911S (Blue) 56 72.791

6 Casey Wolthuis 1975 Porsche 911 (Blue) 156 75.331

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7 Ray Nannis 2004 Porsche 996 (Red) 722 70.396

7 Brandon Bartee 1972 Porsche 911 (White) 592 79.472

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

8 Jeff Herrmann 1987 Porsche 951 (Blue) 81 71.561

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

10 Richard Diller 1972 Porsche 911S (Red) 550 74.058

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

1X David Whitener 1988 Honda CRX (Blue) 199 70.915

1X Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 74 74.001

1X Mitch Williams 1995 Mazda Miata (Red) 186 75.256

1X Robert Payne 1992 Mazda Miata (Red / Black) 417 77.329

1X Andy Sanchez 2006 Honda Civic SI (Silver) 408 83.951

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2R Maggie O'brien 1996 BMW M3 (Silver / Orange) 194 77.062

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2X Alejandro Moreno 2005 Toyota X-­‐Runner (Black) 2 76.322

2X Sebastian Sanchez 2005 BMW 330i (Black) 311 79.684

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2R Chris Craig 2007 Subaru WRX STi (WR Blue Pearl) 69 70.636

2R Jake Wile 1996 BMW M3 (Silver / Orange ) 94 72.564

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

3X Jeff Rackley 2006 Lotus Elise (Silver) 72 70.722

3X John Higgs 2011 Chevrolet Corvette (White) 21 72.432

3X Josh Hahne 2005 Pontiac GTO (Red) 22 74.292

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

3 Travis Howard 1974 Porsche 914 (Yellow) 95 90.703

3 Ed Mayo Porsche 911S (Silver) 5 95.570

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

4 Thomas Spitzer 1988 Porsche 944 (Blue) 21 90.635

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

5 Dan Ali 2012 Porsche Panamara 4S (Black) 34 93.374

5 Barry Bartee 1995 Porsche 993 (Black) 97 97.148

5 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 65 97.406

5 Darren Houk 1992 Porsche 968 (Guards Red) 160 102.681

5 Lisa Bartee 1995 Porsche 993 (Black) 971 108.979

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

7 Ray Nannis 2004 Porsche GT3 (Red) 722 86.671

7 Brandon Bartee 1973 Porsche 911 (White) 592 98.816

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

8 Jeff Herrmann 1987 Porsche 951 (Blue) 81 88.081

8 Al Silva 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot green) 713 88.994

8 Yutaka Yamato 2012 Porsche Cayman R (Peridot Green) 813 96.962

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

10 John Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 151 90.971

10 Gary Leto Porsche 914 (Green) 15 94.385

10 Richard Diller 1972 Porsche 911S (Red) 550 101.383

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

1X David Whitener 1988 Honda CRX (Blue) 199 83.626

1X Brad Henderson 2000 Mazda Miata (Silver) 71 83.707

1X Jerrett Jan 1993 Mazda Miata (Skid White) 72 85.219

1X Kim Whitener 1988 Honda CRX (Blue) 99 85.368

1X Kenny Baker 2006 Mazda Miata (Red) 22 86.870

1X Jim Harris 2013 Scion FR-­‐S (Silver) 62 88.889

1X Leilanie Jan 1993 Mazda Miata (White) 172 94.168

1X Jason ? ? 2 111.486

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

2X David Kleinhans 2002 Honda S2000 (Silver) 7 87.248

2X Aqib Kazi 2002 Honda S2000 (Sebring Silver) 17 88.409

2X Sam Graff 2010 Subaru WRX (Black) 14 88.448

2X Dru Dickerson 2002 Honda S2000 (Silver) 23 90.876

2X Ryan Boys 2002 BMW M3 (Silver) 334 92.747

2X Kevin Aeneh 2001 BMW M3 (Carbon Black) 333 94.976

2X Anil Khimani 1995 Saab 9-­‐5 (Silver) 11 97.696

2X Sharjeel Saeed 2009 Acura TL (Black) 12 106.469

2X Ali Kassan 1995 Saab 9-­‐5 (Silver) 10 112.818

Class Name Driving Car# Fastest

3R Dean Yamada 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Red) 18 83.242


continued from page 21

She probably has burn marks on

her arms and chest from the impact

with the airbag. The seat belts will

have burn marks where they wrap

around the buckle. This is normal

for impact situations above 25 mph.

The front of the car has controlled

deformation zones that absorbed

energy as the car hit the wall.

There was no damage inside the

car from impact as the forward

structure absorbed all the energy.

A g-force sensor sent a signal to

a control unit (microprocessor).

That unit compared that signal

to a program map and then sent

a signal to deploy both the air

bags and to tighten the seat belt

to a pre-determined tension. All

in a few thousandths of a second.

Signals were sent via gold plated

contacts at every connection point.

Wiring completely dedicated to

these circuits. (A system we test for

readiness every four years on all

cars.) Plus, doors were unlocked

and the fuel pump was shut off.

That is how the safety systems work.

There are a ton of drivers out

there who have no interest in

their car or what it does. It is

just an item they need to have,

like a refrigerator or stove. They

comply with whatever is needed

to allow them to operate this

item in their lives. Then, when

driving home one night in the

rain, this item keeps them alive

and well in an ugly situation.

These drivers simply are carbon

units in a machine to me. Until

something like this happens.

I wish I could contact her and

make sure she is ok. Yet I know

she is ok. The little Dodge econobox

she was driving did what it

was mandated to do by the DOT.

What a weird thing for me to deal

with, right when I have been

thinking about safety mandates.

February 29

Member Spotlight: Rick and Becky Robinson

By Lisa Steele, National Membership Chair

This month’s


spotlight is

on Rick and Becky

Robinson. This

wonderful couple

is not new to our

Maverick family as

they have become quite active over

the past two years. Rick and Becky

own a 2008 Speed Yellow Carrera

4S and a 2007 Cayman respectively.

This couple has definitely owned

their fair share of sports cars over

the years, having a few BMWs,

Becky’s love of convertibles, and a

‘96 300ZX TT that was number 246

of the last run of 300. Once you

get to know Rick, you will quickly

learn that he also LOVES his Prius.

It is his daily commuter and his

third one in four years. Hopefully,

it has great gas mileage because

Rick works in Plano and lives out

in the country on six acres outside

Trenton, 45 miles NE of Dallas.

Rick and Becky have been together

for 12 years, and have four

children and two grandchildren.

They have been empty nesters now

for about four years and they are

absolutely LOVING IT, according

to Rick. Becky works in accounting

for an international company, and

Rick has been a self- employed

commercial general contractor for

about 30 years. You won’t catch

these two at home much these

days because they are also avid

motorcycle riders. They recently

traveled to New Orleans, along

the coast into Florida, up into the

mid-section and across Alabama,

Mississippi, Louisiana, and back

to Texas. Wow! What a ride!

It is wonderful to see Rick and

Becky becoming so involved

with our Maverick family. You

will always see this pair helping

out at any event they attend.

Rick shared a few kind words

of thanks to the volunteers:

“You’ve heard it from us before,

but we would both really love to

have it said that we are in awe, and

humbled by the level of dedication,

energy, and effort that is put into

the club by all those who volunteer

their time, just so we can have such

a great time doing all of these wonderful

things. A huge thank you

to all of those who work so hard

making it all possible. A special

thank you to all those who make

our newest passion, Drivers’ Education,

possible. Thank you to corner

workers, support staff, instructors

and all those give up their valuable

time to make it safe, educational

and an absolute blast of an event.”

If you would like to be considered for

our monthly “SPOTLIGHT” feature,

please contact me at


New Wheels

By Lisa Steele, National Membership Chair

Bibawi, Sam

Plano, TX

2013 Carrera 4

Boltinghouse, Bennett


Dallas, TX

2002 Carrera 2

Covington, Scott

Dallas, TX

2005 911

Crimmins, Phil (Diane)

Frisco, TX

2013 911

Harrison, Brian

Garland, TX

1974 911

Johnson, Lily (John)

Arlington, TX

2006 911 C4

Johnson, Nick

Dallas, TX

1966 912

Masterson, Jim (Dee)

Highland Village, TX

1993 911

McClelland, Scott

Dallas, TX

2004 GT3

Oppermann, Todd

Granbury, TX

2005 GT3 cup

Riseman, Ryan (William)

Dallas, TX

2013 911

Sircely, Joe

Flower Mound, TX

2006 Cayman

Sisneros, Mike

Carrollton, TX

2004 911 C4S

Terrell, Megan (Jesse)

Benbrook, TX

1983 944

Venanzi, Pietro

(Inger Dalen)

Dallas, TX

1997 911

Vodek, Jason

Mc Kinney, TX

2007 Carrera 4S

Wondoloski, Rob


Richardson, TX

2013 911

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 ~ 1,335

Affiliate Members ~ 880

Total Membership ~ 2,215

Save the flash!

Flashing your high beams at

fellow Porsche drivers is a

time-honored tradition . . .

keep the flash alive!


30 Years

Berdis, Joseph (Heidi)

Hensley, Steven

20 Years

15 Years

Reif, Cyril G. (Marion)

Williams, Glenn D.





10 Years

Clarke, Darrell W.

Kosdrosky, Rick A. (Cheryl)

Petri, Brian R. (Doreen)

5 Years

Cerny, Don R.

Chevier, Steve (Jackie Morneau)

Gaines, Hank (Angie)



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February 31


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 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

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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@ (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


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 (01)

For Sale: 2011 Panamera 4S, 4800 PCA Member

miles, Basalt Black Metallic/Black Leather. V8, All

Wheel Drive, All 4S Equipment plus PDK/Servtronic,

Sport Chrono Package, Adaptive Air Suspension,

Front Seat Ventilation, ParkAssist F/R, Rear Camera,

XM Satellite Radio, 6-CD Changer, Bose Surround

Sound System, Moonroof. Also has $6k 20-Inch

Panamera Black Sport Wheels and Tires. Was tuned

by RAC, including upgrading to a $6k German

Exhaust and Chrome Tips and K&N Air. This head

turner is perfect, no smoke, $95,000. Call 214-450-

7298 or email at (12)

Wanted: 1967-1973 911T, E, or S. Long time

PCA member looking for a great car. Contact Frank at

970-708-0383 or (12)

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

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

Buckley Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 26

Dallas Karting Complex (903) 527-5278 Page 22

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

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 21

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

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 9

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Jack Junkies (972) 881-5DIY Page 14

Laurie Wirth Realtor (214) 223-7488 Page 15

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

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Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 23

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

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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 27

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 24

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 5

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Soundwerk (817) 281-9381 Page 12

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

UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 27

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