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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

New Mavericks and Anniversaries..............31

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

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

Features

Trivia.............................................................7

Five-Speed Chatter......................................10

Garage Glimpses.........................................12

Commentary from the Left Seat.................14

Porsche 918 Spyder.....................................18

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

Insurance Tips............................................ 24

Upcoming Events

June Sunday Drive to Lake Texoma..............5

Board Meeting..............................................6

TT1/AX3 at MW and AX4 at Pennington....8

Maverick Lunch Series...............................24

Monthly Social: BJ’s, Plano........................26

Summer Rally to Islamorada......................27

Save the Date: Sept 28................................30

Past Event Recaps

April Drive to Muenster Germanfest..........16

Monthly Social: Trinity Hall Pub................26

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Volume 52, Issue 6, June 2014

June

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30

Day June

1 Drivers’ Education 4, ECR

1 Autos in the Park: Mav Concours

4 Board Meeting

7 Time Trial 1, Mineral Wells

8 Autocross 3, Mineral Wells

8 Sunday Drive: Lake Texoma

10 Lewisville Lunch

15-21 Porsche Parade, Monterey, CA

19 Monthly Social: BJ’s in Plano

26 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

29 Autocross 4, Penn

Day August

2 Summer Rally to Islamorada

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Monthly Social: TBD

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Driving Event Venues

COTA Circuit of the Americas, Austin

ECR Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell

MSR MotorSport Ranch, Cresson

MW Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

Penn Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford

July

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 July

8 Lewisville Lunch

17 Monthly Social: TBD

24 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day September

3 Board Meeting

5-7 Boxtoberfest

6-7 Drivers’ Education 5, MSR 3.1

9 Lewisville Lunch

13 Time Trial 2, Mineral Wells

14 Autocross 5, Mineral Wells

18 Monthly Social: TBD

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

28 Save the Date!

On the Cover:

No, it’s not the 919 Spyder . . . it’s

the Shoffits’ 1978 911SC Club Race

car. How long must it have taken to

paint all of those squiggles by hand?

Photo by Linda Bambina

Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily endorsed by the Club’s membership or officers. Contributions will be

printed on a space available basis. Chartered regions of PCA may reproduce items from this issue provided the author/

artist and Slipstream are credited. Slipstream is printed by Ussery Printing Company in Irving, Texas.

ARK-LA-TEX

Kirk Bristol

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COASTAL BEND

Jose Carreras

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2014 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

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Drifting: Great Times!

By John Hamilton, Region President

What a great month we just

had, with tremendous participation

in our Maverick Region

events!

• Our April Drivers’ Education

event at MotorSport Ranch had a

huge turn-out (over 130 drivers) despite

the rain on Sunday morning.

• Our Drive to Germanfest in Muenster had an incredible

91 Porsches on the tour – an all-time high!

• The annual May at Mayo’s car show and dinner

attracted 45 pristine Porsches (plus a special

Jaguar XK140) and over 160 members, the largest

crowd in the 25-year history of this event!

• Plus our Autocross, Time Trials, Maverick

Monthly Socials and lunches are all well-attended.

Thank you for participating in the events that are

being held, and for inviting other Porsche owners

to join our club. Each month we are setting new

records for our total number of members, and we’re

inching closer to the 2,500 number for the Maverick

Region. My hope and expectation is that we shall

surpass that number before the end of 2014.

So take a look at the calendar in this magazine on

page one, visit mav.pca.org or watch for my monthly

email and check out the events that appeal to you.

Then come join us as we find more ways to have a

little more fun in life as a part of the Porsche Club.

Mav of the Month

The name of this Mav of the

Month has been in every Slipstream

for many years. It’s our member in

charge of the Office of Publication,

ALEXIS A. V. CAMPBELL, Proprietor

1235 William D. Tate Ave

Grapevine, TX 76051

who has his name on the back cover of each issue.

Hiram Saunders has served many roles in the Maverick

Region over the years, but this one he has kept.

One of his interesting duties is to handle the magazines

that are returned to him due to mailing address

problems. Earlier this year Hiram implemented a

new process of follow-up that has already resolved

several address issues that have existed for years!

So Hiram: this one’s for you.

Thank you for staying the course

for Slipstream over the years, and

thank you for improving the way

in which we ensure it gets to our

members. Enjoy your gift card to

the Silver Fox . . . you deserve it!

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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 Schools Robyn Howard

AX/TT Tech Insp Position Open

AX/TT Workers Robyn Howard

Charity Chair Chris Hamilton

Club Race Co-Chair Jim Buckley

Club Race Co-Chair Pat Heptig

Club Race Co-Chair Joel Nannis

Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit

Concours Chair Andy Kay

DE Chair Chris Tabor

DE Chief Drvng Instr. John Sandusky

DE Equip. Mgr. Luke Edson

DE Registrar Wendy Shoffit

DE Safety Bob Benson

DE Sponsorship Daren Kirbo

Email List Moderator Bob Benson

Goodie Store Pat Friend

Histographer, Tenured Charlie Davis

Membership Susan and Tom

Froehlich

Monthly Socials Paul and Veronica

Ramos

New Member Welcome Stephanie Ho

On-line Calendar Brendan Eagan

Past President Mike Brodigan

Public Relations Linda Bambina

Rally Chair Don Sebert

Slipstream

Advertising Pat Friend

Editor Carey Spreen

Event Ad Design Gareth Maurice

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery

Content Wrangler Linda Bambina

Mentor Wendy Shoffit

Social Chair Tracy Robertson

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

Mike Brodigan

817-233-0068

Jim Buckley

cr@mavpca.org

Secretary

Wendy Shoffit

C-972-977-9821

secretary@mavpca.org

Wendy and husband James joined

Maverick Region in 1997, when

their daughter was only 9 months

old. Jasmine is now 17. They own 3

Porsches including a 1978 911SC as

a dedicated racecar, which she enjoys

autocrossing. Her daily driver is a 2000

Boxster. She also serves as the PCA

National Newsletter Chair.

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

John Harvey

214-808-1414

tours@mavpca.org

rocky@airmail.net

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

ax@mavpca.org

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

ax@mavpca.org

Your Name Here! Pat Heptig

214-649-7907

cr@mavpca.org

Charlie Davis

chuxter@1derful.info

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Brendan Eagan

calendar@mavpca.org

Luke Edson

214.796.2241

ledson@edsontech.com

Pat Friend

214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Susan & Tom Froehlich

membership@mavpca.org

Stephanie Ho

mrpca.nmhhwt@gmail.com

Andy Kay

817-948-8538

concours@mavpca.org

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

daren@huckabee-inc.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 2003 996, which is

the third Porsche he has owned. Jim

enjoys attending Maverick Region

social and driving events.

Joel Nannis

cr@mavpca.org

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

Paul & Veronica Ramos

972 821-9333

hh@mavpca.org

Tracy Robertson

817-300-3340

social@mavpca.org

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

Don Sebert

214-613-6900

rally@mavpca.org

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

james@shoffit.com

Wendy Shoffit

972-977-9821

crreg@mavpca.org

deregistrar@mavpca.org

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Chris Tabor

817-371-4888

de@mavpca.org

Fran Ussery

W-972-438-8344

H-817-481-8342

fran@usseryprinting.com


Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

With the 59th Porsche Parade

taking place this month,

and with Maverick Region

member Travis Howard nominated

for Enthusiast of the Year, we thought

it might be interesting to print a

list of former big winners at past

Parades. Linda Bambina pored

over past issues of Slipstream, Porsche Panorama, and

previous Parade Results, and came up with this list.

Enthusiast of the Year (Lazar-Blanchard Trophy)

Fran Ussery, 1985, Costa Mesa, CA

Lanean Hughes, 2000, Sacramento, CA

Wendy Shoffit, 2005, Hershey, PA

Porsche (PCA) Family of the Year

Jerry, Myra, and Aubrey Sutton, 1995, Portland, OR

James, Wendy, and Jasmine Shoffit, 2001, Milwaukee, WI

Zone Representative Award

(for outstanding contributions to the club)

Charlie Davis, 1984, Chicago, IL

Lanean Hughes, 2007, San Diego, CA

Region of the Year (Ferry Porsche Trophy)

Maverick Region, 1998, Steamboat Springs, CO

Public Service Award (charity activity)

Maverick Region, 1996, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, OK

Maverick Region, 2007, San Diego, CA

President’s Parade Trophy (PCA Region with the most

members traveling the longest distance to a Parade)

Maverick Region, 2003, Wesley Chapel, FL

1st place in Newsletter Competition

Julia Underwood, 1992, San Diego, CA

Laura Phillips, 1996, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, OK

Richard Bradley, 2011, Savannah, GA (1st in class)

Richard Bradley, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT (1st overall)

Autocross Top Time of Day

Carey Spreen, 1989, Traverse City, MI (TTOD)

Jan Mayo, 1994, Lake Placid, NY (LTTOD)

Wendy Shoffit, 2009, Keystone, CO (LTTOD)

Wendy Shoffit, 2010, St. Charles, IL (LTTOD)

Wendy Shoffit, 2011, Savannah, GA (LTTOD)

Overall High Tech Quiz score

Ed Mayo, 1999, Mont Tremblant, QC

Ed Mayo, 2002, Boise, ID

Read on!

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Gimme a Minute: May Board Meeting

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary May 7, 2014

The meeting began at 7:05

pm. President John Hamilton

welcomed back guests

Wesley & Natalie Lincoln. He asked

that reports be concise so the meeting

could end earlier than recent

times. A suggestion was made to

have all event chairs produce a written

report to help the secretary with minutes and

to keep the reports on topic as much as possible.

VP Gareth Maurice mentioned that he has been in

contact with the PCA National chair and is excited

to work on the Street Survival course for Maverick

Region. He wants to reach out to younger members.

He’s looking for sponsorship opportunities. The

biggest need will be for instructors. Target date will

be a single day in the fall, avoiding bad days like SAT

and ACT test days, etc. The fee is $75 nationally,

encouraging teens to show up after they sign up (it

used to be free, which makes it too easy to cancel).

Concours Chair Andy Kay talked briefly about the

upcoming May at Mayo’s event, which was all set. Has

great Porsche-approved medals as awards. On May

18 will be the detailing

clinic at Jack Griffin’s

garage. He’s also looking

ahead to the Concours

event at the Cooper

Aerobics Center (needs

easels & signs). He wants

to elevate the Concours

program this year for

more serious participants.

Social Chair Tracy Robertson

also commented

that May at Mayo’s is

all set, with helpers in

place. She hopes most of

the board members will

come. There were already

over 100 people signed

up. She has also been

working to support other

events through the year.

PR Chair Linda Bambina

has been working hard

on her “Garage Glimpses”

feature for Slipstream. She

has also been working

with Billy Hibbs from Tyler to bring an event to his

garage. They’re working on guest speakers, a silent

auction for charity, etc. Mr. Hibbs wants to charge $100

per person, since it’s a charitable event, but there were

some board members thinking that was too high. Too

many details up in the air to report on, but once she

nails them down, she will get information out there.

Tourmeister John Harvey reported that the drive to

Muenster had 91 cars and over 150 people! Despite

many adverse conditions, the drivers seemed to have

fun, particularly at Germanfest. It was the largest

drive participation ever and they continue to look

for ways to make the events even smoother. Plans

are on for the June 8 drive to Grandpappy Point,

which is about 140 miles. The committee decided

that the pre-drive events will be limited to leaders

and sweep cars only to prevent insurance problems.

Rally Chair Don Sebert said the Gimmick Rally is

set for Saturday, August 2, beginning in the morning

to avoid the heat. The route has been chosen from

Plano through the Lake Country to the Isla Morada

restaurant on Lake Ray Hubbard. Details were to be

determined. He expressed great appreciation for the

work done at the COTA

event by Wendy Shoffit and

staff. It was a smooth event

and we all did a good job.

Brendan Eagan mentioned

that the tour to

Grandpappy Point will be

going across a great onelane

wooden bridge over

the Red River. He echoed

John’s comments that they

are working on Sunday

Drive improvements.

AX/TT Chair Travis

Howard worked grid at the

COTA Club Race and had

a great team. He reminded

everyone about the May 18

Autocross School coming

up that needs volunteers.

He also added that there’s

a normal Autocross Series

event at Pennington Field

on Sunday, May 25.

6 June


Membership Chairs Tom and Susan Froehlich gave

their report that our membership continues to climb to

record levels. We have 1,437 Primary members and 2,365

total members! PCA National is very close to their stated

66K membership goal. They want to change the article

name in Slipstream to “New Mavericks” rather than “New

Wheels” to eliminate confusion about the article naming

owners of new vehicles. They are also going to add transfers

to their report every month. Perhaps we can find a

way for existing members to announce new purchases.

Drivers’Education and Club Race Registrar Wendy

Shoffit reported that the April DE at MotorSport Ranch

was a huge success and signups for the May/June event

were going well. The Club Race at COTA was a great

event and we’re hoping to get positive news about the

financials of it. One of the greatest parts about the

COTA event was that the track allowed us to do Parade

laps at lunchtime for charity. We raised nearly $4500 in

total for three regions to split amongst our charities.

Editor Carey Spreen said that the May issue was in

the mail the prior week and the June issue is in the

works. He will need to get the July issue done early,

as his normal processing time would be while he’s

traveling to Parade. So, he moved his deadline up

to June 1 (or thereabouts) for content submission.

John Hamilton finished up by announcing

the Maverick of the Month, Hiram Saunders,

for his many years of service helping with Slip

Slipstream mailing issues (no pun intended!).

The meeting was adjourned at around 8:30 pm.

Hey, Where’s the Trivia Contest?

By Jerry DeFeo, Trivia Chair

Editor’s Note: Due to an oversight, the April

On-Line Trivia contest did not get posted to

our website in a timely fashion, so we have no

winner to announce for this month. Rest assured

that it will be back for July! Meanwhile,

here is another challenge from Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo.

Battle of the

Sexes. Does

that sound

familiar to you? That

was the tagline given

to the Bobby Riggs vs

Billie Jean King tennis

match some 40+

years ago. Yep, it was

that long ago and it took place on September

20, 1973.

Well, Maverick Region PCA was up and

running and about 10 years old by then.

Somewhere along the line, someone

came up with the idea of a Trivia Column

all about Porsches, and someone else got

Zims to donate a $25 Gift Certificate to the

Winner of each month’s Trivia Contest.

I remember my first entry into Trivia back

in August of 2007, where I got four of five

correct and was an Honorable Mention.

Made me so angry at myself, as I knew

the answer to the question I missed, but I

was thinking in pounds vs kilograms, and

marked it wrong. So I was “just” an Honorable

Mention, not a Winner!

Well, I had so much fun with it, and

thought about all of little bits of knowledge

I had from owning a 1961 356B Normal, a

1963 356B Super, a 1978 European 930

Turbo, and then a 1967 911S Targa, that I

stepped up and offered to write the Trivia

Contest for ONE MONTH. Bob Kuykendall

accepted and offered for me to take it

over, as he would liked to have had some

time off. Well, Bob, “It has been almost 7

years now, are you all rested up yet?” Just

kidding -- I am still having fun.

OK, OK, I will get to the point. In the almost

seven years I have been doing this, I

have ONLY had TWO (2) entries from the

Ladies!!! TWO!!!

What is the problem here? You gals

do NOT seem to worry about kickin’ our

Male Butts on the Autocross Track. Do

you Myra, Jan, Wendy, Sigrid, Robyn,

Betty, and Fran? And I have personally

been outscored by a “goil” in a Hill Country

Rally Trivia Quiz, and she offered NO

apology whatsoever.

I remember growing up in the 50s and

60s, when none of the girls wanted to

be too much of a “jock” or too studious.

They just wanted to be feminine and

dateable. Well OK, but it is now 2014,

and I know that a number of you gals are

very Porsche-knowledgeable, and you

darn sure are not worried about who will

ask you to the Prom. But where are your

entries? I know you know how to read

magazines, and I know you know how to

do research on a subject with Google; so

where are your entries?

Oh, I know, you don’t want to be embarrassed

because you may not do well.

Do NOT worry about that, as no one

sees YOUR answers but Wendy Shoffit

and me, and we know Wendy will never

tattle on you. And even Wendy does not

know the answers until I publish them; no

one does! And trust me, my memory is

reserved for getting items at the Grocery

Store without calling home and asking

Mary what else she wanted, so I would

never remember how you did.

Now you may be asking yourself, “Self,

just what does Zims have that I might ever

want, should I win?” Well first of all, you

could always send the $25 Gift Certificate

to me, as I have no way of winning; or

you could give it to that handsome devil

you reside with, or date, for his Birthday;

or you could donate it for the Founder’s

Day Silent Auction; or you could just go

get something for yourself.

Hey, you can get a Porsche 914-

4/914-6 handbook for $22.50 + tax and

have 64 cents left over. Or how about

some Porsche Tire Valve Stem Caps for

$16.25, or a Genuine Porsche Crest Key

Ring for your Gift Certificate and $5, or

how about a nice White Porsche Crest

Cap to wear to hide your Helmet Hair in

between Autocross runs while you are

kickin’ our Male Tails at the Track!!!

Come on “gals”, Billie Jean will be proud

of you!!!!

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Five-Speed Chatter: From Space Race to Street Race

By Ash Seidl-Staley

I

am sure that

it is common

knowledge

how technologies

developed for

space have made

it into the average

world of consumers.

Thanks to the engineers at

NASA, we have products available

for purchase, like scratch-resistant

eye glasses, memory foam, athletic

shoe insoles, cordless power tools,

and water filters. But what if I told

you that NASA and other spacebased

corporations are taking a

different path by helping car companies

design and engineer technologies

for our vehicles? BMW and

Lexus have already paired up with

mechanical engineers developing

new technologies for their lineup

of luxury vehicles; is Porsche next?

Images courtesy National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA and automobiles go way

back. In the 1960s, NASA developed

safety grooving for aircraft

runways at the Langley Research

Center. Civil engineers were

amazed at how well the grooves

improved the safety of taxiing

aircraft, and decided to use the

concept on regular roads. The

result later became to be known as

the “rumble strips” that are on our

highways today. Lately the space

agency has been working with BMW

and Lexus developing technologies

that improve fuel efficiency and

protect various areas of the vehicle.

For NASA’s space probes that

venture out into deep space,

engineers invented a radioisotope

thermoelectric generator (RTG)

that transfers the heat created by

decaying plutonium into useable

electricity. Now our cars don’t run

on plutonium (man, that would be

one hot 911!), but BMW has taken

the RTG concept and applied it to

an issue that all cars face: the loss

of energy in a combustion engine.

Most heaters in cars today use

excess heat from the exhaust system

and re-direct it into vents controlled

on the console. BMW wants

to do more, and is currently trying

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to develop a system that uses the

wasted heat of the engine and converts

it into useable energy that can

be stored in the vehicle’s battery. To

do this they have settled on using

a semi-conductive element called

Bismuth Telluride and placed it as

a link between the engine’s coolant

and exhaust manifold. The

result is an induced charge that

is created when the two separate

ends of the element are heated and

cooled. The current provided by

this system is then directed to the

battery. Mass application of this

technology in BMW production is

still years away. Some of the issues

that are hindering the development

are the cost of the technology, the

cost of the materials used, and

storage capacities (beyond that

of the battery). But if they can

successfully achieve their goals,

fuel efficiency of BMW mid-sized

sedans could increase by 10-15%.

Lexus has already implemented

their NASA-collaborated technologies

on their cars. On most new

model Lexus vehicles (2012 and

up), the company sprayed a protective

ceramic coating that was

originally developed by NASA. The

coating, which is sprayed on the

body of the car, protects against

outside elements, like the effects

of gravel, rock chips, scratches,

and keeps the paint color vibrant.

The coating is also used on the

interior of the vehicle; the treated

upholstery protects against dirt

and dust, and keeps the interior

looking like new for longer.

One of the most important automotive

technological advances

pioneered by NASA is the Low

Temperature Oxidation Catalyst

(LTOC). The LTOC is basically a

catalytic converter, meaning that

it greatly reduces the amount of

carbon monoxide emissions produced

by a combustion engine by

filtering it. The difference between

the LTOC and a typical catalytic

converter is that the latter only

starts to work after the entire system

has been heated up. When a driver

hops in his car and turns the key,

the first few minutes while the car is

running, the engine exhaust is relatively

unfiltered. The LTOC, as the

name implies, means that the filtration

starts earlier and at a much

lower temperature. This greatly decreases

the amount of carbon monoxide

emitted with the exhaust.

In the NASCAR racing world, the

Penske Racing team implemented

the LTOC in their fleet, and

miraculously took the technology

even further. Their goal was to

improve air quality around the

race track and pit areas. Driving

at high speeds with extremely

powerful engines, race car drivers

are exposed to massive amounts of

carbon monoxide, both within the

pit lanes and while on the track.

To combat the issue, Penske developed

a filtration system that, when

combined with the LTOC, converts

carbon monoxide into carbon

dioxide. This greatly improves the

driver’s quality of air breathed in,

and provides a safer environment

for all that are involved in racing.

No one knows what the next

space-based technology will be, but

one can surely bet that derivatives

of it will trickle down to automobile

developers and into our garages.

11


Garage Glimpses: Classics – Frank and Bobbie Briggs

By Linda Bambina, Region PR Chair

My visit to Frank and Bobbie

Briggs’ garage turned out

to be the most delightful

of surprises. The photos here

absolutely do NOT do his garage

or his two prized cars justice at

all. Even the color versions of

this issue on our website will not

reveal the amazing paint colors on each car.

His gorgeous example of a 2005 993, which needs

to be viewed in daylight to be fully appreciated.

Frank’s 1930 Ford Model A, which has been

in his life longer than Bobbie has . . .

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Photos by the Author

The Aventurine Green Metallic paint on his “classic

air-cooled and air-conditioned” 2005 993 (with the

unique-to-the-model “basket handle” deck lid) has

its own matchless “story,” including why it is named

Frog 1. This color reminds me of those chameleon

paints on hot rods, but it is much more subtle and

rich depending on the angle and type of light.

Frank’s classic 1930 Model A is a deep navy blue with

a thin pin stripe in pale yellow, which is just below the

famous Henry-Ford-Black that is perfection. Frank

didn’t restore the paint, but he did do the engine

himself (a fearless and self-taught engineer/mechanic),

adding many

modern safety

features as well as

the entire interior!

Frank and Bobbie

have traveled all

over the country,

including several

years at the Winnsboro

Autumn

Part of the trophy display

Trails Event, collecting trophies, friends and memories

as they went. Again, there are some grand stories associated

with Frank’s years of being a very active Antique

Automobile Club of America member. Ask him about

the time he and his car were cast in the Award winning

movie “Places

in the Heart,”

and hobnobbing

with Ed Harris,

Sally Field, Danny

Glover, and

John Malkovich.

Both he AND

the car got paid!

Fortunately, the Attack Frog was

not on duty at the time of this visit.

Frank was first a

Navy Officer and

then a banker, so

details and organization are part of his world. While

his working garage is meticulously clean and wellplanned,

the walls are filled with art and memories

with the cars. He and interior decorator wife Bobbie

painted the walls gray and added a dramatic wide red

stripe. Bobbie is also a professional water color artist,

and her painting of a rusty old car in a farm yard is a

perfect complement to the trophies, photos, plaques,

and signs that harken back to the 1930s era of their

Model A. The other walls hold a banner from the St.

Charles Porsche Parade (another story!), posters from

Fiesta del Porsche (ah, those were the days!) and a

Highway Patrolman’s

warning ticket inside

an empty front license

plate from Boardwalk

that has a GREAT story

behind it. Too bad I’m

out of space; I know

you’d love to hear the

story about when

Frank had his own

Rock ‘N Roll band!


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Commentary from the Left Seat: The Great Texas BBQ Tour, Part III

By Robert L. Turner

Editor’s Note: Rob Turner is author

of The Driver, a Marc Lange series

of novels (available through Amazon),

and member of

Maverick Region.

You know, the

thing with writing

a multi-month

continuing story

is that you need

to understand

the context, the back story to pull

everything together. So you could

go back and open the past couple

of issues of Slipstream and catch

up, or you could take if from me,

it’s pretty long and convoluted.

Ready? Here it goes…pay attention,

as it gets complicated: BBQ,

Austin’s SXSW and a Porsche

Cayman S. Whew, that was tough,

glad you stayed there with me.

So to pick up the thread, we had

so far visited two BBQ joints, two

Tex-Mex places, two food truck and

heard something like ten bands, so

when Saturday hit we were pretty

worn out. I may have still had a bit

of a food baby thing going from the

previous day. But Saturday turned

out to be a carbon copy of the previous

day. Cloudy, looking like rain,

but all you felt was the high humidity.

This was going to be our two-fer

day. Nearby Lockhart features two

of the top five BBQ restaurants in

Texas: Smitty’s and Kreuz. So we

pointed our Cayman S down Highway

183 and headed to Lockhart.

First up in Lockhart was Smitty’s

Market (208 S. Commerce St,

Lockhart, TX 78644 / 512-398-9844

/ www.smittysmarket.com), and

like everywhere we visited so far,

we lined up. The line snaked past

the open flames feeding the pits.

I was wearing shorts and could

feel the heat almost singe my bare

skin. We got up to the counter and

I ordered a half pound of brisket

and a half pound of ribs. We’d

gotten smarter. We paid for the

meat, cash only, and went inside

the dining area to get our sides

of slaw and beans and drinks. We

sat at a bench outside the dining

area in the hallway leading to the

pits. A few fans tried to blow a cool

breeze in the hallway;it was hot but

we still chowed down. The brisket

was moist, with a deep pink ring

of smoke, not as pronounced as

Mueller’s and Franklin’s, but still

it was very good. The ribs were on

I glanced down at the

odometer. We had traveled

about 740 miles

and used less than two

tanks of gas. Not bad

for a little two-seater

with plenty of power.

the sweet side, which was surprising,

as I expected them to have

a bit of kick to them. We liked it,

but not like Franklin’s, which had

spoiled us, setting the standard.

Still, I could see why people swear

by this place. It’s that good.

Driving a short distance, we circled

under a railway overpass to Kreuz

Market (619 N. Colorado St Lockhart,

TX 78644 / 512-398-2361 /

www.kreuzmarket.com). Another

BBQ place, same routine: get in

line. The line moved a bit slower

than Smitty’s but we made our way

to the front in about thirty minutes.

We did the same thing, half pound

of brisket, half pound of ribs,

same sides. Gotta say, we were a bit

disappointed in the brisket -- it was

a little dry and a bit tough. Maybe

it was just a subpar slab of brisket.

Oh well. But the ribs! They were

great! Peppery, with that perfect

crunch on the ends. I loved them.

On this trip, I ranked them second

to Franklin’s. Then there were the

beans. They were heavenly. I could

have eaten a quart. If you go to

Kreuz, order the ribs and beans.

You will not be disappointed.

We ended our SXSW part of the

trip by watching one more concert

featuring one of my favorite bands

from the 80s and 90s: The Cult.

Hard to believe, but these guys are

still going after it, and Ian Astbury

did not disappoint, belting out

song after song, even kicking some

equipment off the stage for old

time’s sake. Guitarist Billy Duffy

can still wail on that guitar, hitting

all the solos, note for note, just like

I remembered. Ahh, Fire Woman, I

Love the Rain, and She Sells Sanctuary

never sounded better. Score: two

BBQ restaurants, two bands, and

a plate of late-night veggies afterwards.

I know I’m gaining weight.

Sunday dawned as usual, cloudy

and humid. This time, Nick and I

stopped by my friend’s restaurant

Hoover’s Cooking (2002 Manor Rd

Austin, TX 78722 / 512-479-5006

/ www.hooverscooking.com). It

is mandatory that I stop in to see

the Hoov. We go back thirty-five

years and he is a very dear friend.

His restaurant has taken home

cooking to new levels and has

been featured on national TV.

Breakfast tacos and coffee were

perfect and got us ready for the

sprint home. We even bought

homemade peach and blueberry

cobbler to take home to my wife.

OK, you’ve hung with me this

long, and surely you must be

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wondering where the heavy

duty Porsche stuff is. Your patience

will now be rewarded.

After a short stretch on I-35,

watching a couple of miles of

stupidity, aka people heading north

from SXSW, Spring Break and the

usual weekend craziness, I decided

to take to the back roads. Ahhh,

finally it was time to let the CS’ legs

stretch. We took RM 1431. Its two

lanes snake along Lake Travis to

Marble Falls. Falling in behind a

BMW cycle, we hugged the turns,

barely noticing the yellow caution

road signs telling us to take the corners

at 35 mph. Yeah, right. The CS

was born to take those roads; the

more they twist and turn the better.

Its suspension geometry and

ample brakes are up to the task.

Deeply banked turns and extreme

dips can come close to bottoming

the car but are a blast to hit at

speed. All too soon we came on a

slow-moving SUV. Why is it always

a slow-moving SUV, minivan or

camper? A tiny passing zone appeared,

and both the BMW cycle

and the CS hit the throttle almost

as one, shooting past the crawler.

A Camaro had joined our group,

but he didn’t hit the throttle fast

enough to get past the crawler

when we did, so he was left behind.

We sprinted until we got to Marble

Falls, where the BMW went one

way and we went another, in order

to gas up. We then turned north

on Highway 281, which is blessedly

four lanes and smooth for miles on

end. We ended up getting in with

a fast-moving bunch and averaged

only a few miles over the posted

75mph speed limit. No really!

Finally the four lanes cut down

to two and it was time to play the

passing game. I must admit I am

not the most patient person being

stuck in line behind -- you guessed

it -- a slow-moving SUV, minivan

or camper. Problem is, stacked up

behind the usual suspects were

even more of the same, and they

were not going to make the pass

-- no way, no how. Fortunately the

road has plenty of passing zones

with long sight lines or cut-out

lanes, so we did what we had to,

taking sometimes five and six cars

at a time. We easily put them in our

rearview and streaked forward, no

doubt as they shouted invectives

our way . . . whatever. The radar

detector gave us plenty of warning

on those occasions when we went a

wee bit over the posted speed limit.

Here, the great heart of the Cayman

S was in its element. Dropping

down to fourth gear and burying

the throttle, the flat six shouted

that familiar Porsche roar as the

car leapt forward, piling on the

speed. It was the perfect car for

this kind of cut-and-dice passing.

I am respectful of others on the

road and will not wind it out to

see what it will do; that’s what the

track is for. But on these kinds

of roads, what a great car to be

in! Once we hit Interstate 20, I

dialed in the cruise control and

tuned to the local ESPN station

to check the NCAA basketball

scores as we headed home. When

we arrived, I glanced down at the

odometer. We had traveled about

740 miles and used less than two

tanks of gas. Not bad for a little

two-seater with plenty of power.

If you ever have the opportunity

to drive to or from Austin, consider

taking the roads less travelled.

Both Highways 281 and 16 offer

great roads, beautiful vistas, cool

little towns, each featuring one

or two BBQ spots, and less stress

than the craziness that is Interstate

35. It took us a little longer,

but we had more fun on 281.

If you decide you want to do a

BBQ tour of Texas, download the

Texas Monthly BBQ app. It will help

you find those great BBQ joints in

little towns you didn’t know existed.

Oh, and do what the pros do: when

visiting multiple BBQ joints, order

two slices of brisket and two ribs

and some sides -- no more! It simply

doesn’t get any better than that,

other than doing that tour in a

Porsche.

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April Sunday Saturday Drive: Muenster Germanfest

By Nikolaus Klemmer

Photos by Linda Bambina and the Author

The Department of Sunday

Drives is reporting on the first

Saturday Drive in almost three

years, when we drove out to Rancho

Sereno in May 2011. This time we set

out to the 38th Annual Germanfest in

Muenster, TX. Tourmeister John Harvey

had organized what proved to be

the largest turnout so far for any of our Drives.

their own school district and

hospital, and throw one of the

biggest parties in Texas every

year during the last weekend in

April (mark your calendar).

This three-day festival attracts

thousands to mouthwatering

German Bratwurst, Schnitzel,

Pretzels, Kraut, hearty cheeses

and homemade breads, Apfelstrudel,

cakes, and pies. Bavarian

beer is on tap and can be

had in a Masskrug. “Guten Appetit.”

Festivities on the fairgrounds

included merry-go-rounds, exciting

rides, Naegelschlagen,

Ring-the-Bell, and lots of music

Tourmeister John

Harvey, proud

of the turnout

Lining up for the fun ride to Muenster

An unbelievable 91(!) cars and 150(!) participants

gathered in Flower Mound, in beautiful, sunny Texas

spring weather to get ready for a three-run-group,

70-mile adventure on nice twisty back roads north

of the Metroplex towards Muenster. Go Mavericks!

Muenster is a unique, small (pop. 1600) German

community in North Texas. It was founded in 1889 by

German Catholic settlers along the Missouri-Kansas-

Texas railroad. German was the main language and

was spoken exclusively until the 1930s. The community

remains closely tied to their heritage, as can be seen in

the architecture and spirit of the town. They maintain

Muenster Main Street with

Metric Century Bike Ralliers

in a “Tanzhalle” and the “Texas Stage.” Other activities

included a 5k and 15k Germanfest Fun Run, and a

Sausage-and-Rib Cook-Off.

Photo by Sue Crimm

A German flag in every car

The rest stop proved challenging

with so many cars to park

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“Third Generation” band

playing in the German Tanzhalle

Along the way, we witnessed the Metric Century Bicycle

Rally, a 100km, 65km, or 35km bike run on the same

beautiful, scenic, and rolling-hills Texas roads that our

Tourmeister had picked for us.

Germanfest is an authentic

Village Party for everyone

The turnout was huge, and not only for our club. The

little town was literally overrun with Party-goers from

wide and far. The town had reserved a parking lot

for us, which in hindsight would not have been large

enough for all of our cars, but was also fully closed in

by other vehicles and motorcycles when we got there

around lunch time.

Texas Longhorns along the way in Cooke County

Celebrating German Tradition

The Fest had entertainment for the whole family, with

mimes, magicians, clowns and storytellers, Karneval

and Kinder Theater for the children.

What a memorable outing! Muenster – we’ll be there

again next year.

Delicious Bavarian Pretzels, Oktoberfest style

One of our three groups on their way into town

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Porsche 918 Spyder: Greater Than the Sum of its (Magnificent) Parts

By Jeff Van Sicklen

Editor’s Note: Jeff Van Sicklen is a Porsche

Sales Consultant at Park Place Porsche in

Dallas and a member of Maverick Region.

I

just returned from Road Atlanta,

where I received extensive training

on the Porsche 918 Spyder

-- including driving it! I will try to

share my experience. My expectations

were high, but I had no idea. I can confidently say that

your ownership experience will be like nothing you

have ever experienced either. In short, the Porsche

918 Spyder is far greater than the sum of its parts!

Regarding the car and my experience learning

and driving it: I know you have seen videos of the

car, read the specs, seen the performance figures,

and read about the advanced materials and technologies

used in its construction, but until you

see it first hand, experiencing the build quality

and driving dynamics, you cannot possibly understand

how superior your Porsche 918 Spyder is!

The Porsche 918 Spyder features not just raceinspired,

but race-derived components, such as the

Dallara Automobili-sourced Carbon Fiber Reinforced

Polymer (CFRP) monocoque chassis. The 298-lb 608

bhp 4.6-liter 90° V8 engine, based on that used in the

RS Spyder LMP2 race car that was campaigned from

2005 through 2010, features a drop-forged 180° throw

Photo courtesy of the Author

flat-plane crankshaft, titanium connecting rods, and

Formula 1-inspired “Inconel” top-pipes which route

the exhaust up and out behind the passenger compartment.

It is boosted by the most highly engineered

and most technologically superior hybrid drive system

ever developed, bringing your Porsche 918 Spyder’s

power output to 887 bhp and 994 lb.-ft. of torque.

The high voltage lithium-ion battery is designed for

maximum output and power absorption that provides

both unheard-of electric driving performance

and amazing recuperation, allowing the Spyder to

achieve maximum performance that far exceeded

my expectations whether in E-Power or Race modes.

The suspension, drive train, electromechanical four

wheel steering system, and the extremely fast-shifting

(less than 50 milliseconds per shift) PDK transmission

made my ridiculously quick pit exit effortless in

all-electric e-power mode. An attack of Road Atlanta’s

Esses and our 177 mph cruise down the back straight

blew my mind! All in a comfortable environment, featuring

a configurable “Gorilla Glass” touch screen center

console that provides heretofore never seen connectivity

and intuitive operation. Lethal and civilized!

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a Hyper Super Sports Car

that is not only race-inspired, but race-derived. Plus it

delivers unimaginable performance in all conditions.

Again, it is truly is more than the sum of its parts.

The author in the driver’s seat of a 918 Spyder.

18 June


19


Cliff’s Ramblings: Macans and Cup Cars and Panameras – Oh My!

By Cliff Blackshear

The Macan

is coming

soon. It

looks once again

to be a car/truck/

sport ute/crossover(?)

that breaks

new ground. I

dunno. Havin’ a hard time getting

wound up about it, yet everyone I

know that has seen and driven one

comes away seriously impressed.

Much like when the Cayenne was

introduced. Or the Panamera.

Speaking of the Panamera: I was

at COTA last weekend working

tech inspection (basically weighing

163 race cars in three days

time from sun up to near sun

down) and watched a Panamera

lead a group of Carrera Cup

Cars down the hill after Turn

1 in the Enduro on Sunday.

In a drivers’ meeting it had been

brought up by one of the Cup guys

that the pace car was driving too

slowly under yellow flag conditions,

and this was creating a cooling system

overheat situation for the cars’

engines. You have to understand

this: these factory-built race cars

have a cooling system specifically

designed for high speed driving.

As much as possible is left off of

the cooling system to save weight,

and everything is engineered

around downforce and high speed

cooling system efficiency, as well

as brake cooling air management.

Take a look at the front of one

of these cars and see how brake

cooling and radiator flow is set up.

The answer that came back at

the meeting was, “We are aware

of this, and our pace car driver

had been told that, when on the

course with the Cup Cars, to

drive as fast as is comfortable.”

So I’m standing on the walkover

bridge at the bottom of the hill

after Turn 1. The pace car was

out under yellow flag conditions.

The group had packed up and

the Panamera led them down the

front straight. I heard them coming

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above average pace car speed.

I do not know what model Panamera

was on the course leading the

pack. It had to be at least a GTS if

not a Turbo or Turbo S. Folks, that

car exploded off Turn 1, heading

into 2 at full cry, with the PDK

rowing through the gears, and

the Cups were NOT lazily weaving

back and forth, trying to keep

heat in the tires. I could not hear

the Panamera but could hear the

Cup Cars shifting pretty quickly to

keep up. It was interesting. They

flew into the S-curves and disappeared

after Turn 6. Fun to watch.

I know that the Macan has performance

abilities with its size

and an awesome power-to-weight

ratio. Hummmmm. Sounds like

a pace vehicle that can also carry

multiple people in comfort to me.

Meanwhile, at the shop, I returned

from COTA and tried to catch

up with goings on today. A diesel

Cayenne had been addressed that

The Panamera exploded off

Turn 1, heading into 2 at

full cry, with the PDK rowing

through the gears, and the

Cups were NOT lazily weaving

back and forth, trying

to keep heat in the tires.

had a NOx sensor failure. It was

interesting. A Panamera had come

through with a bad fuel tank level

measurement sensor. It was out of

fuel even though the fuel gauge

was reading well over ¼ tank, yet

when tank was opened up, both

sensors were lying in correct position.

After just raising and lowering

both level measurement sensors

by hand, they started reading

correctly. Weird. No fuel level

measurement issue in this model

or NOx sensor failure in a diesel

had been seen before in our shop.

The NOx sensor failure I forwarded

to front desk engineering. What

I found interesting about it was

that, with this component failure

and subsequent recording of a

sensor issue in fault memory of the

fuel management system, a warning

in the instrument cluster was

displayed. It read “Adblu low” while

displaying a check engine light.

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Insurance Tips: Insurance Coverage Fundamentals

By Justin Husman, The Phoenix Insurance

Editor’s

Note: Justin

Husman is

one of the

principals

of The

Phoenix Insurance, an independent

insurance agency specializing in

classic, custom, and exotic car insurance.

He has been in the business for

a decade, and was awarded “Best

of Dallas 2013” by D magazine.

Also a member of Maverick Region,

Justin is on his second 944, and can

generally be found in and around

car shows with his daughter in tow.

So at this point, I have kind

of gone over how to cover

your “Special” Porsche – the

one that you aren’t driving every

day. However, let’s say you aren’t

calling my office because your

Porsche is your commuter car.

That’s fine, but here are the first

three things you should be looking

at on your regular auto policy to

make sure you are getting what

you pay for, insurance wise.

1. Liability. This is the first coverage

on your declarations page, and

I would argue, the most important.

There are two different ways liability

is sold in Texas: “Split limits”

or “combined single limits.” If you

have split limits, you have three

numbers there: 100/300/100.

These numbers mean the Bodily

Injury per person/BI per accident/

Property damage. If you have

CSL coverage, you just have one

number for everything. So there

are the facts – but here is the good

advice. You need to max out those

limits. 100/300/100 is a little low,

but that is the minimum coverage

you should have when driving a

Porsche. You are a millionaire,

right? Anyone who gets into an

accident sure thinks so, and so will

their lawyer. Too often I see people

driving nice cars with the state

minimum limits of liability. That’s

silly, and asking for trouble in an

accident. We live in a sue-happy

society (hell, I’ll bet half of you

reading this paid for your Porsches

by billing hourly) and perception

says nice car = money. Liability

coverage is cheap, so load up.

2. Deductibles. This is generally

the one that everyone focuses on,

because this is the one that they

will have to come up with out-of-

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pocket if there is an accident. This

coverage is all about what makes

you comfortable – but do be aware

that the highest deductible isn’t

always the best value. Sometimes

the difference between a $500

deductible and a $1000 deductible

is as little as $100 a year in

premium. If that’s all you are

saving, you are better off having

the lower deductible. Also, be sure

to ask about glass coverage. Quite

often, glass is covered with a zero

dollar deductible, but it may be an

optional coverage, so be sure to ask.

3. Custom Parts. Even though

your Porsche is a daily driver, that’s

not to say you haven’t tweaked it

a bit, so you can get to The Mansion

in time for happy hour on

Tuesdays. Most daily policies will

cover you for custom parts and

equipment if you ask. This is not

as big a deal if you wreck the car

(as they can see the parts you

have put on) but it becomes very

You drive a Porsche, so you

are a millionaire, right?

Anyone who gets into an

accident sure thinks so,

and so will their lawyer.

Too often I see people driving

nice cars with the state

minimum limits of liability.

important if your car is stolen. CPE

coverage is pretty cheap, and will

ensure that the money you spent

on wheels isn’t lost forever if your

car ends up stolen and shipped

to the Ukraine for use as some

Russian mobster’s rainy day car.

We have lots more coverage to talk

about, but these are the big three

you need to be concerned with

today. Too often I see people with

nice cars that have a policy written

by someone who is using the cookie

cutter approach: everyone gets

state minimum liability, $1000

deductibles, and have a nice day.

I’m sure that when you bought your

Porsche, you spent plenty of time

on the website building just the

right car. You should allow us to

help you build your insurance

policy the same way. Feel free to

call my office, and we will go over

your policy to ensure that you are

covered properly with a policy that

fits your needs.

Since 1971

Providing personalized service

on all Porsche automobiles.

• Complete servicing and repairs

on all air or water cooled models

• In-house machine shop

• M96/M97 reconditioning

• Performance and track mods

2530 Tarpley Road • Suite 700

Carrollton, Texas 75006

(972) 417-0997

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Maverick Monthly Social: Trinity Hall Irish Pub

Photos by Stephanie Ho

We’re just going to let the

pictures do the talking for

the Maverick Monthly

Social that was held at Trinity Hall.

Be sure to join us for the next one

at BJ’s in Plano on Thursday, June

19!

New members Nick and Betts Cade

New members Mary Anderson and

Tom Cundari with Maverick Social

regulars Ben and Sue Connell

New member Jim Campbell

with Tom Minnella

New members R W Smith

and Thomas Fitch

New members Joe Mike

and Patrick Bukowitz

Karen and Ed Reynolds

flanking new member Larry Keen

New members Maggie

and Henry Rosenbohm

New members Jon and

Saundra Hamel

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investment

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designed clear bra applications for a nearly

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Serving Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding areas.

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(125 feet s. of Pioneer, on the W. side of Corzine st.)

Arlington, texAs 76013

817-366-1678

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Colleyville, Texas 76034

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Lewisville

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Lewisville, Texas 75067

972-459-6919

Allen

111 Central Expressway North

(Inside Stacy Furniture Center)

Allen, Texas 75013

214-547-8144

Plano

3500 Preston Road

(at Parker)

Plano, Texas 75093

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New Wheels Mavericks

By Susan and Tom Froehlich, Membership Co-Chairs

Editor’s Note: Due to popular acclaim, we are finally changing the name of

this column to New Mavericks. Apparently a lot of folks thought that New

Wheels was a listing of new Porsches that our members had just acquired,

so we hope that the new name more accurately conveys the purpose of this

column, which of course is to welcome new members, and now also transfers!

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

contact the Froehlichs at

membership@mavpca.org

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,437

Affiliate Members ~ 928

Total Membership ~ 2,365

Berry, Mark

(Carola Hauer-Berry)

Lewisville, TX

2011 911 GTS

Drennan, Shea

Dallas, TX

2003 996

Dumford, John (Charlotte)

Rockwall, TX 75087

1965 912

Transfer from Lone Star Region

Felton, Rex (Brandi)

Lucas, TX

2012 911

Fitch, Thomas

Dallas, TX

1991 964

Foss, Eric (Tila)

Dallas, TX

2011 GT3 Cup

Friedman, Jason

Dallas, TX

2008 Cayman S

German, Cody

Dallas, TX 75202

2009 Cayenne

Transfer from Ark La Tex Region

Hood, David (Melissa)

Coppell, TX

2002 Carrera 4S

Jensen, Keith (Tracy Tallon)

Fort Worth, TX

2011 Cayenne

Larson, Tim (Sandy)

Bedford, TX

2008 911 4s

Llewellyn, Frank (Arleen)

Fort Worth, TX

2008 Carrera

Miller, Ron

Irving, TX

2009 911 Turbo

Missildine, Larry (Deborah)

Allen, TX

2013 Boxster

Rosendahl, Paul (Jenny)

Richardson, TX

1983 911SC

Sansone, Victor

Irving, TX

2014 911

Nance, Norvis

Tung, Edward (Sara Chan)

Dallas, TX

McKinney, TX

2009 Carrera S

2006 997

Transfer from Ark La Tex Region

Parikh, Maulik

Colleyville, TX

2013 Cayenne

Pennington, David

Arlington, TX

2012 Panamera

Phan, Hai

Garland, TX

2007 Cayman S

Whittemore, Douglas

Dallas, TX

2004 911 Turbo

Wood, Steve (Eric)

Southlake, TX

2014 Carrera 50th Annv Edition

Anniversaries

25 Years

Faulconer, Gerald L.

20 Years

Binek, Darwin P.

Gordon, Robert W.

Wickey, Douglas O.

15 Years

Dippell, Paul C.

Strakele, John A.

Dallas

Midlothian

Coppell

Richardson

Plano

Plano

Gearner, Mark

Hallenbeck, Philip R.

Beam, Donald

Jones, Keith D.

Karl, Bob

Young, Bill L.

10 Years

5 Years

Dallas

Killeen

Fort Worth

Rowlett

Dallas

Plano

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

issues, after which they will be removed unless you request that they be run for an additional 3 issues. E-mail your ad to classifieds@mavpca.org by the 10th of the month 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 email address. All parts will be advertised

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

For Sale: 2004 Boxster S, Lapis Blue Metallic

with Graphite Grey leather interior, power seat

package, Bose sound package, Xenon headlamp

package, Tiptronic S, 18” Turbo Look II wheels

and Porsche Stability Management, 14,434 miles.

$29,900. Contact Michelle Bresette, 817-479-3074,

817-929-8737 (cell), or itsmbresette@gmail.com (06)

For Sale: 2000 Boxster, Silver/Grey top, tan

interior, daily driver, 112K mi., A/C blows cold,

heater works great. 5-spd. manual. Two keys, owner’s

manuals. Last maintenance done by Autobahn. Asking

$9K. Can provide pics. Contact Faye at flparkhill@

gmail.com or (817) 807-5658. (06)

For Sale: 2006 Cayenne, Silver w/black interior,

V6, Tiptronic, AWD, Silver, 2006, satellite radio,

radar detector, 82,300 miles, new spark plugs, tires,

battery, $24,000. Contact 817-692-1479. (06)

For Sale: 2008 Boxster Limited Edition, VIN

WP0CA29848U710389, 8400 miles, manual trans,

Orange/Black, Cruise Control, Leather Heated Seats,

Power Mirrors, Rear Window Defroster, Side Curtain

Airbags, Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel. This is the

most PRISTINE LIMITED EDITION Boxster in the

world. NO blemishes, absolutely PERFECT! If you

do not want the most pristine 2008 Porsche Boxster

Limited Edition -- do not call. CarFax available.

Porsche wind stop, Sport Chrono package, Bose

High End sound package, floor mats interior cover,

black w/Alcantara seat inlays, Bi-Xenon headlights

and Cabriolet roof in black, $35,900. Contact Glenn

Douglass, 214-649-9105 (06)

For Sale: 2007 Cayman S, 26,200 miles. 3.4 liter,

295 HP. Arctic silver metallic, black leather interior,

6-speed manual. New Michelin Sport-2 tires & TPM

sensors; original manuals and tools. ‘Clear Bra’

protection on bumper, nose & mirrors. 18” Cayman-S

wheels; self-leveling bi-xenon lamps; 8-way heated

power seats; Bose sound & CD changer; plus, plus.

Current on maintenance. Never raced (older owner).

Pristine condition; this beauty deserves to be more

than my garage queen. VIN WP0AB29877U783310;

$35,700. Contact for photos. Jack (214) 402-4122;

Jack@Howley.me (05)

For Sale: 2008 Boxster, Arctic silver / black.

Manual transmission, excellent condition. 35k miles.

Garaged. Not track driven. $24,449. Contact Renee at

972-571-4412 (04)

For Sale: 1986 944 Turbo, Alpine White/

Black interior, 144k miles. 286HP, 297ft/lbs torque;

Autothority Stage 2 chipset; 1988 Turbo S LSD

transmission. 968 M030 F/R sway bars; Koni Sport

adjustable inserts in stock housings; Ground Control

adjustable ride height coilover conversion kits with

Eibach 400lb springs; 30mm torsion bars; Koni Sport

shocks. Very Rare Italian Speedline “Competition”

3-piece wheels, 8.5/9.5 x 17” with 235/255 BFG

Super Sport AS tires; Custom CCW “Classic” 3-Piece

wheels, 9.0/10.0 x 17” with satin black centers with

new Nitto NT01 255 / 275 DOT-R tires. Sparco

seats, Sparco 5-point track harnesses, Sparco leather

track steering wheel with hub; New Rennline rollbar.

Custom installed trailer hitch with phantom powered

hitch wiring harness. Track trailer set up to haul extra

set of tires and tools.Much more -- no room to list it all.

$13,000.00 (with track trailer) or quid-pro-quo trade

for Boxster S, 968 Cab or 928 (looking for automatic

version of each). Contact Rob Turner, pcarfan@gmail.

com or 817-296-8835 (04)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

For advertising rates and information contact

Pat Friend at ads@mavpca.org

These advertisers support Maverick Region -- Tell them you saw their ad in Slipstream!

Ascot Diamonds (972) 991-0001 Page 22

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

Dallas Fort Worth Clear Bra (469) 682-3497 Page 27

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 9

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 23

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 22

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 28

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 10

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

Hoosier Tires Direct .com (515) 203-3503 Page 11

Innovative Autosports (972) 418-1996 Page 21

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 20

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

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 28

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 25

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 27

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 24

Porsche of Plano (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 28

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 28

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Sorted Out Organizing Services (713) 724-9543 Page 15

Stuart’s Paint and Body (214) 221-6999 Page 19

Tomato Werks Detailing (956) 453-5515 Page 30

The UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 22

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 30

Yard Art MyYardArt.com Page 29

Zims Autotechnik (817) 267-4451 Page 23

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SLIPSTREAM Advertiser Since 1978

WHY YOU SHOULD TRUST YOUR

PORSCHE TO LOUDEN MOTORCARS

• Award winning service for 35+ years

• Rated “Best in Dallas” a record 3 times

• Rated “Best in Texas”

• Rated “Top 10 Shops in U.S.”

• Rated “Best in the West” by the Robert Bosch Corporation

• A Better Business Bureau accredited business for 3 decades with an A+ rating

• The first ASE “Blue Seal of Excellence” business in Dallas

• Racing background at Daytona, Sebring, and Riverside

• Master Certified Technicians

• Bosch Authorized Service Center

• Air conditioned shop for technician efficiency and comfort

• We do not sell cars, thus we must survive on our 35+ year service reputation

See what our customers are saying about us at:

LoudenMotorCars.com

Theresa@LoudenMotorcars.com

11454 Reeder Road

Dallas, Texas 75229

(972) 241-6326


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155 Jellico

Southlake, TX 76092

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Paid at Fort Worth, TX

©2013 Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all traffic laws at all times. Porsche recommends four winter tires when driving in cold, snowy, or slippery conditions.

Simultaneously breaks new ground,

while clinging to the current one.

Take the performance that Porsche is known for. Then add to that the strength of a 400 horsepower engine, the design and

greater stability of a wider body, the extraordinary traction and agility of all-wheel drive, and an unmistakable illuminated rear light

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(817) 336-0885

www.Autobahn.PorscheDealer.com

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