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Zone 5 Presidents .........................................1
Drifting (President’s Column) ......................2
Maverick of the Month.................................2
List of Officers/Board Chairs .......................4
Carey On (Editor’s Column) ........................5
Maverick Minutes ........................................6
New Wheels and Anniversaries ..................31
Advertiser Index .........................................32
March Trivia .................................................7
Destination Restoration ..............................10
The Concours Corner .................................12
Commentary from the Left Seat ................14
Of Special Interest: Tub Club .....................16
Cliff’s Ramblings .......................................20
Insurance Tips ............................................24
May at Mayo’s ..............................................5
Board Meeting .............................................7
Autocross Academy .....................................8
Autocross 2, Pennington Field .....................8
Time Trial 1/Autocross 3, MineralRing .......8
Detailing Clinic at Jack’s Garage ...............12
Maverick Lunch Series ..............................24
Carrera of the Americas Club Race ...........23
Drivers’ Education 4, Eagles Canyon.........27
Monthly Social: Mac’s Steaks & Seafood ..27
Past Event Recaps
Autocross 1 Results ......................................8
March Sunday Drive: Chicken Run ...........18
Monthly Social: Tolbert’s ...........................26
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7 Board Meeting
10 May at Mayo’s
13 Lewisville Lunch
18 Autocross Academy, Penn
18 Detailing Clinic, Jack’s Garage
22 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
22 Monthly Social: Mac’s, Colleyville
25 Autocross 2, Penn
31 Drivers’ Education 4, ECR
8 Lewisville Lunch
17 Monthly Social: TBD
24 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
Driving Event Venues
COTA Circuit of the Americas, Austin
DR Dallas Raceway, Crandall (RIP)
ECR Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell
MSR MotorSport Ranch, Cresson
MW Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells
Penn Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford
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1 Autos in the Park: Mav Concours
4 Board Meeting
7 Time Trial 1, Mineral Wells
8 Autocross 3, Mineral Wells
10 Lewisville Lunch
15-21 Porsche Parade, Monterey, CA
19 Monthly Social: TBD
26 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
29 Autocross 4, Penn
2 Gimmick Rally to Islamorada
6 Board Meeting
12 Lewisville Lunch
21 Monthly Social: TBD
28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
On the Cover:
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Drifting: When is a Porsche . . . Part II
By John Hamilton, Region President
My March “Drifting” article focused
on some of our legacy
Porsches like the 928s, 356s,
914s, 968s, etc. But we must also
include the newer members of this
great big Porsche family, namely the
Porsche Cayenne and Panamera
(soon to be joined by the Macan SUV
and the 918 uber-car!). Porsche has been working on
expanding its product line-up to cover the life-cycles of
its owners, while still maintaining that special Porsche
feel (luxury, sportiness, exclusivity) in each car. And
by the way, Porsche sold just over 42,000 new Porsches
in the U.S. last year – roughly what GM sells in 4 days!
Many Porsche owners like me have gone through
the cycle: single-no-kids; married-with-kids; married
with empty nest, and have modified their automobile
needs (and wants) along the way. Some of
our members have been fortunate enough to solve
those challenges with multiple Porsches: a sports
car and a Cayenne or Panamera (must be nice!).
One nice thing about having a Porsche Panamera
or Cayenne, is that it doesn’t have to cramp your
driving style one bit. Last month I participated in the
pre-drive for one of our Sunday drives. Of the ten
cars checking the route, TWO were Panameras! And
check out our Autocrossers: we have all types and have
national award-winners Myra and Jerry Sutton who
compete in their Cayenne! Plus we’ve had Panameras
and Cayennes at our Drivers’ Education events, too.
So which Porsche you drive
doesn’t matter. You’re a member
of the largest single-marque
car club in the world, and as
such, you’re just getting a little
more enjoyment out of life!
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Here’s a trivia question for you: Who contributes to
every Slipstream every month and has never been recognized
for Mav of the Month?
Hint: his column always has as many questions as answers.
Hint: if you go online and reply to his piece, you could
win a prize!
Okay, if you didn’t get the answer
by now, we’ll give it to you: He’s
our Porsche Trivia Master, Jerry
DeFeo, who has created the Slipstream
and online Trivia quizzes for
years. So here’s to you, Jerry: thank
you for your passion and contribution
to making our club just a little
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He and wife Chris have owned Porsches
since 1996 and joined the Club in 2002.
John’s Grandfather in New Jersey owned
a 1960 356B Coupe and later a 1965
356SC Cab which is how it got into his
AX 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
Monthly Socials Paul and Veronica
New Member Welcome Stephanie Ho
On-line Calendar Brendan Eagan
Past President Mike Brodigan
Public Relations Linda Bambina
Rally Chair Don Sebert
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,
Swap Meets Robyn Howard
Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix
Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo
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!
Susan & Tom Froehlich
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.
Please help us to keep growing!
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.
Paul & Veronica Ramos
By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor
The events are cranking up. The
Club Race at COTA runs the
first weekend in May. If you
have never been to this world-class
race track, this is your opportunity to
get in for free!
Remember to RSVP for May at
Mayo’s, to be held on May 10 -- there
will be good food, friendly folks, and lots of cars being
shown. The Autocross Academy at Pennington Field on
May 18 is a great way to safely learn what your Porsche
does at its limits. The Sunday Drive to Grandpappy
Point has been pushed back to June -- watch mav.pca.
org for updates.
Drivers’ Ed Chair Chris Tabor is looking for an Equipment
Manager. You can contact Chris at de@mavpca.
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Gimme a Minute: April Board Meeting
By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary April 2, 2014
Solomon and new
member Javier Guillermo and
friend Svetlana Trukshamania.
John attended the Zone 5 meeting
in San Antonio. Maverick Region
was mentioned several times
very positively. PCA is strong and
continues to grow. It remains the
largest single marque car club in
the world! Because of its financial
strength, we will be getting a region
rebate from PCA of about $7 per
member. He also again mentioned
the Street Survival Course, with
which VP Gareth Maurice is interested
in helping. One possible
venue is Texas Motor Speedway,
which John will investigate.
John reported for Editor Carey
Spreen. Slipstream was delivered
to our mailing house on time,
but was short by eight advertiser
copies. He has increased
the print copy count to 1650 to
keep up with expanding membership.
Good problem to have.
Treasurer Jim Falgout reported
that the April DE financial numbers
are very strong. We are up
to around $80K total in the bank.
Jim declared, “We’ve got money!”
Tyler-based member Richard
Solomon, despite being new, has
already been working hard with
Linda Bambina and his friend,
Billy Hibbs, to organize an event
in Tyler. Billy has a huge car barn
and is happy to show it off. They
are working it as a charity event to
benefit the Hope Shelter and Billy’s
charity. Currently, Sunday, Sept 28
is the best weekend available. More
details to be announced, including
a Sunday Drive to get there.
Concours Chair Andy Kay is
writing an article about car Spring
Cleaning. He’s also working on
a Show & Shine Concours at our
annual May at Mayo’s event on
Saturday, May 10. He will have
great awards for winners and is
hoping to have Griot’s products
to raffle. He is working diligently
to grow and elevate the Concours
d’Elegance program for more
serious interested parties. He has
set up a tech session at Jack Griffin’s
garage on May 18. Autos in
the Park at the Cooper Aerobics
Center is set for June 1, where he
will have a lightly judged event.
He is also working on another
judged event, possibly in October.
Social Chair Tracy Robertson is
working on the May at Mayo’s event
and will help promote the improved
Concours awards. Sign up
for M@M through the link on the
website calendar. She mentioned
that she uses Slipstream distribution
numbers to negotiate catering discounts.
She has booked Hackberry
Creek Country Club, where our
monthly board meetings take place,
for the New/All Member Party next
year. She would like to continue
promoting events to other Porsche
special interest groups to increase
event participation. She is working
on a location for the November 22
Founder’s Day (new date). We all
discussed entertainment options.
VP Gareth Maurice said all insurance
requirements were done
and he’s working on getting
ads completed for Slipstream.
Drivers’ Education/Club Race
Registrar Wendy Shoffit said that
registrations looked good for
the April DE event. To continue
improving the DE program, Jim
Buckley wants to purchase two
data acquisition systems which we
would rent to interested entrants
for $20 per run set. It was approved
for $1600. The COTA event is
currently in the black, although
we are still trying to increase
registrations for the Club Race.
In late-breaking news, DE Chair
Chris Tabor announced that
he needs a new DE Equipment
Manager. If you are interested,
contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Drive Chair John Harvey
said that despite bad weather, we
had 46 cars total in four groups
for the Chicken Run, and most
people stayed for dinner at Babe’s.
Due to increased popularity of
the “pre-drives,” he will look to
have insurance coverage. He is
considering asking for drivers to
pre-register for events. He has
combined several lists of interested
Sunday drivers into one that he
will use. The next drive is on
Saturday, April 26, to Muenster
for Germanfest. Later in the year,
there will be a Sunday Drive to
Lake Texoma and The Point Bar &
Grill. He is working on the date, as
well as details for the trip to Tyler.
Membership Chairs Tom and
Susan Froehlich reported another
record month. We are up
to 1435 primary members and
2361 total for March. They are
continuing to contact people to
renew memberships each month
and find that email works best.
Autocross/Time Trial Chair Travis
Howard is using an event-free April
to work on the Truxster, our driving
event support vehicle. May 18
is the Autocross School at Pennington
Field in Bedford, and a week
later (May 25) is Autocross #2, also
at Pennington. He will officially
be Gridmaster at the COTA Club
Race/DE. There was a discussion about again doing
a Ladies Only Autocross school. Look for a survey
out soon, or contact Travis to show your support.
PR Chair Linda Bambina continues to work on perfecting
the Slipstream process with all involved. She reported
that we have over 25 Mavericks going to Parade
this year (registrations were over 850). To show region
unity, she is suggesting to attendees that they buy
Maverick Region windbreakers from the Goodie Store
to wear at the Welcome Party. She’s working on details
for the pre-Parade party in May at Spring Creek BBQ.
Rally Chair Don Sebert has scheduled a gimmick rally
in July and will announce details later. Right now he’s
trying to wrangle up volunteers for COTA. The registration
website is hard for new comers to use, so he’s
trying to make the process easier for those interested.
John finished the meeting by announcing the Maverick
of the Month: Jerry deFeo, for his many years of doing
the Trivia Contest for the website and for Slipstream!
Congratulations Jerry, and thanks for all your hard
The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 pm.
It’s Easy to Play!
Play here for fun and education
and find the answers below
Play for prizes on the web at http://mav.pca.org, with the
answers and winners to be posted here after each
month’s contest has closed. Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for
putting this and the Web Trivia together.
Congratulations to our March winner,
who got four out of five correct. Honorable Mention
goes to Mark Hanna and Jack Krielin getting exactly the
same questions correct. Thanks for playing!
Question 2 was very tricky and will probably be debated
somewhat, but we went with the answer
from the article in Excellence.
Jack will receive a $25 gift certificate to
1. With all of the Tesla fires, and sometimes a Ferrari or Lamborghini,
it seems as if Porsche is now also having a problem with spontaneous
combustion. What Porsche deliveries have they held up until they
identify the problem and can build a safe car?
a. Cayenne Turbo b. GT2 c. GT3 d. 911 Turbo
2. As the Type 901 (which became the 911) was being designed, Porsche
knew they would need an entry level car with a four-cylinder engine,
so the Type 902 (which became the 912) was also designed. What
was the original idea for the 902 engine?
a. 1600cc Pushrod b. 1800cc Pushrod c. 1300 (1327cc) OHC
d. 1500 (1463cc) OHC
Source: Excellence, April 2014, p 66
3. In 1965, the number of 911s built was ______?
a. 3157 b. 4578 c. 6401 d. 7572
Source: Excellence, Apr 2014, p 68
4. In 1965, the number of 912s built was ______?
a. 3157 b. 4578 c. 6401 d. 7572
Source: Excellence, Apr 2014, p 68
5. The DFW area 356 Tub Club first started in 1988. Where did they first
a. Mayo Performance b. Mustard Racing c. Zims Autotechnik
d. Mullenix Motorsport
Source: Slipstream, Feb 2014, p 20
Answers: 1) c 2) c 3) a 4) c 5) c
Autocross 1 Results: Pennington Field
Results compiled by Dean! Yamada
The first Autocross of the year, held the first
Sunday in March, ended up being very wet,
but the entrants still got some runs in before
it was called because of the weather. April had no
competitive driving events, but Autocross/Time Trial
Chair Travis Howard and Autocross School Coordinator
Robyn Howard are making up for it in May.
May 18 is our annual Autocross Academy, held
at the large parking lot at Pennington Field in
Bedford, where you get an instructor to show you
what Autocrossing is all about, and how to get
the most out of your Porsche. The next Sunday,
May 25, is our second Autocross of the year, also
held at Pennington Field, so you can put those
freshly-learned autocrossing skills to work.
A couple of weeks later is our first Time Trial/
Autocross weekend (June 7-8) at Mineral Wells Airport,
aka The MineralRing. Time Trials are higherspeed
events (you get into fourth gear) and the
Autocrosses held there have long courses for a lot of
seat time. Come on out and see what your Porsche can
Class Car Name Driving Fastest
1 91 Betty Perrine 1974 Porsche 914 (Orange) 42.39
3 5 Ed Mayo 1971 Porsche 911 (Blu/Slvr) 35.083
4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914 (Lime Green) 36.573
4 51 Erik Holt 1996 Porsche 911 (White) 38.211
4 23 Tom Leavitt 1996 Porsche 911 (Silver) 38.867
4 19 Andrew Hoetger 1986 Porsche 911 (White) 40.494
5 14 Mark Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914/2.0 (LIME GREEN) 36.112
7 196 Cody Sears 1974 Porsche 914 (Red) 34.768
9 39 Leif Peterson 2007 Porsche Cayman S (Black) 37.398
10 151 John Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 37.962
10 15 Gary Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 39.886
10 15 Gary Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 43.247
1.X 4 Gerry Terranova 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 37.061
1.X 172 Jerrett Jan 1993 Mazda Miata (Undie Oreo White) 37.094
1.X 117 John Clark 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 37.512
1.X 21 lorin stolz 1996 Mazda Miata (blue) 39.961
1.X 94 Travis Howard 1996 Mazda Miata (Green) 40.483
1.X 721 Francisco Curiel 1993 Mazda Miata (White) 41.037
2.X 41 Joseph Kan 2010 Subaru WRX (Black) 35.937
2.X 141 Sam Graff 2010 Subaru WRX (Black) 37.117
2.X 71 Armstrong Vongsavath 2004 Honda S2000 (Sebring Silver) 37.408
2.X 56 Jonathan Altschul 2002 Honda S2000 (Red) 37.57
2.X 191 Brad McCann 2010 Hyundai GenCoupe (Red) 39.214
2.X 96 Aaron Walker 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (Red) 39.869
2.X 29 Michael Busby 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen (Red) 40.306
2.X 29 Michael Busby 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen (Red) 41.54
2.X 95 Cristina Clay 2002 Honda S2000 (Red) 43.739
3.X 92 Cory Nix 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (White) 40.475
3.X 55 jon miller 2014 ford mustang (white) 41.165
3.X 24 Anthony Acosta 2008 Mustang V6 (Vapor Silver) 41.951
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Destination Restoration: Darrell Jones’ ‘72
By Ash Seidl-Staley
It has been well over a year
since I introduced the column
“Destination Restoration” to
our prestigious and award-winning
newsletter, Slipstream. My original
intention for the column was to
create a space where all Mavericks
could flaunt pictures of their gorgeously
finished restoration projects, or at the very
least, a space where they could share a heartfelt story
about their Porsche so that everyone in the Region
would know that they are truly Porsche enthusiasts.
I am happy to report that I finally received a submission
for a Destination Restoration article that wasn’t
about one of my cars! (Must have been the spiffy
advertisement.). Darrell Jones, a member of the
Maverick Region for 15 years, sent me the three-yearplus
restoration story on his 1972 911T, and since I
have had it in my inbox, I haven’t been able to wait
to submit the story on down the road to publishing.
Darrell’s 911 story begins in 1982, when he and his
wife found a killer deal on a 1972 911T. After the
purchase, Darrell rebuilt the engine and drove it daily
Photos by Darrell Jones
The 2.4-liter engine, clean and ready for installation.
until 1995. The thirteen years of driving was amazing,
but what he really wanted to do was conduct a complete
Grade-A scale restoration on the vehicle. Due to
insufficient time to begin the intense project, though,
Darrell put the 911 in storage. While the 911 slept,
Darrell continued work on other car projects, something
he has been doing since a young age. According
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told what a wrench was until he was four, and wasn’t
allowed to drive by himself until he was at least six!
All joking aside, working on and driving cars has been
an important part of his life from the very beginning.
The fact that Darrell served in the United States Air
Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer for 27 years
only added to his extensive knowledge in mechanics.
In September of 2011, after 16 years of hibernation,
Darrell decided it was time to restore his 911.
His first action was to visit our good friends at Zims
Autotechnik in Bedford, TX. There he sat down
with Al Zim and discussed everything he would
need to do in order to accomplish the vision and
goals he had set for the car. Darrell really wanted to
keep the ‘72 completely original; that choice added
to the time the rebuild would take, and required a
considerable amount of machine work on the engine
components, but man, was the end result worth it!
With his strict plan in place, and with the reassurance
that Zims had his back in the event that something
were to go wrong, Darrell set out on the tedious
and daunting task that is a Porsche Restoration.
The finished car, loaded up for
final inspection at Zims.
“One of the most important things to remember
when rebuilding any car,” Darrell says, “is to establish
a schedule of events, and make a complete inventory
of everything that is going to be reused, or replaced.”
Darrell did everything right: he took gobs of pictures,
he checked for rust on the bare tub, he cleaned
the oil tank, fuel tank, fuel lines, and he inspected/
replaced all suspension and braking components.
As far as the engine goes, the magnesium case used
on his MFI 2.4 T engine had warped a whole .005 in.
over 40 years. To get it back into spec, it had to be
completely torn down and line bored; Zims took care
of this, as well as rebuilding and cleaning the heads
and cam towers. When Darrell finally received all of his
engine components back from the shop, he initiated
the next step in the build: reassembling the engine.
Ready to roll!
As any mechanic knows, or rather should know, the
first step in rebuilding an engine is to make sure all
of the pieces are clean so they will fit properly when
bolted together. “Clean it, clean it again, check to see
if it’s dirty, and then clean it again” was the mantra
Darrell followed during the entire build process.
Weeks went by, months went by, and after each work
day, the car was getting closer and closer to completion.
When he finally finished his rebuild, the last
step he took was to put the car on a flatbed truck
and send it off to Zims for a final inspection. Darrell
admits that this might be an unnecessary added cost
to some, but he would rather be safe and have his
worked double-checked than to destroy the fruit of
all of his efforts after the first turn of the key. After a
few minor changes and adjustments, Darrell received
the keys to his car and has never been happier.
Darrell has had many cars during his life. He has built
four street rods and three custom cars, one of which, a
‘37 Dodge with a 392 Hemi, posted a blistering 193
mph top speed at a Formula 1 Track near Madrid,
Spain! But as many of us Mavericks know, there is just
something about a Porsche that grabs your attention
and holds on for life. Darrell and his wife are firmly in
the Porsche grip and are planning on driving their ‘72
across the United States. Sightseeing in an early 911, is
there anything better? I think not!
The Concours Corner: Looking Good!
By Andy Kay, Region Concours d’Elegance Chair
Concours d’Elegance is an
assembly of automobiles in
competition, based on their
relative merits in terms of coach work,
design, finish and appointments
-- that is, how good do they look?
There are several different formats.
“Show ‘n’ Shine” or “People’s
Choice” is an event judged by the spectators and other
entrants. There are no formal judges, score sheets, or
stopwatches. The winners are determined by the total
number of votes earned by the end of the contest.
Photo by Linda Bambina
Andy’s 1979 911SC at Jack’s Garage.
“Top Only” or “Street” is a judged event, not timed,
and based on the condition of the outside and inside.
“Touring” is a timed event with each car starting
with a perfect score of 165 points. Areas to
be judged include Interior, Exterior and Storage
Areas. Point deductions are based on condition
and cleanliness of each area. The contestant
with the most points per class wins.
“Full” is the highest level of competition. Entrants
usually spend months preparing their cars, and often
trailer them to the
event. The intense
wheel wells and
addition to the areas
judged in other
events. This is one of
the typical “Porsche
Cars are judged in eight different Classes:
P1 -- All 356 and 914 models
P2 -- 911 models from 1965 to 1984
P3 -- 911 models from 1985 to 1998
P4 -- 911 models from 1999 to the current year
P5 -- All front engine models: 924, 944, 968, and 928
P6 -- Boxster and Cayman models
P7 – Panamera and Cayenne models
P8 -- Race-prepared cars of any model
Visit the Maverick Region website, http://mav.pca.
org/Events/Concours.asp, for more information.
Most of us use our Porsches as daily drivers. We
prepare our cars in a few hours and drive them to the
event. Our goal is to create a fun, low/no-stress social
event for the entrants and their families. To learn
more about Concours preparation, we are having a
Detailing Clinic at
Jack’s Garage, aka
Jack Griffin’s house,
located at 6007
Northaven Rd in
Dallas, on May 18
from 10am to 3pm.
2014 Concours Events
Date Venue Format
May 10 May at Mayo’s People’s Choice
June 1 Autos In The Park Street
Oct/Nov TBD Touring
Photo by Carey Spreen
People’s Choice voting at May at Mayo’s last year.
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Commentary from the Left Seat: The Great Texas BBQ Tour, Part II
By Robert L. Turner
Editor’s Note: Rob Turner is author
of The Driver, a Marc Lange series of
novels (available through Amazon).
So last month,
we had made
if out of
our driveway and
down my least
favorite stretch of
as I-35. Our mission -- to sample
some of the best BBQ in Texas
(and probably in the world for that
matter . . . ), check out some music
at South by Southwest (SXSW),
and of course drive the Cayman
S. Not too shabby ingredients
for a road trip if you ask me.
Our first taste was before us and
we had built up quite an appetite
as we rolled into Taylor by 2:30,
easily finding Louie Mueller BBQ
(206 W. 2nd St Taylor, TX 76574
/ 512-352-6506 / www.louiemuellerbbq.com).
Many consider this to
be the mecca of BBQ in our great
state. Walking in the place sure
felt like it -- the smell of smoking
meat was everywhere. The walls
were covered in dark brown soot;
the business cards tacked to the
wall had turned brown and brittle
from years in a smoke house.
Even though we arrived late, we
stood in line twenty minutes to get
the Q. We ordered one pound of
brisket and two pounds of pork
ribs and three sides. What were
we thinking? It was almost a case
of our eyes being bigger than our
stomachs, but you know what? We
ate all of it. The meat was moist
with a deep pink ring of smoke
surrounding the edges. The fat was
rendered nicely and it had a deep
salt and pepper crust on it. The
ribs were tender against the bone
and got chewy at the tips -- just how
I like them. We were transported
to BBQ nirvana. We ate ourselves
into a BBQ coma and a food baby.
Just ask your nearest teenager if you
do not know what that means . . .
SXSW started calling to us from
twenty-nine miles away. There are
so many venues to go to, you could
close your eyes and throw a dart at
a street map, easily hitting two or
three places crammed with bands.
My friend, Kelly Knapper, opened
a food truck called Rainey Street.
Think tacos, but with a kick-ass rock
and roll attitude. He had bands
stacked up to play into the evening.
You’ve seen it. It’s that
smug hipster glance that
says “We’re saving the
world, one gallon of gas at
a time.” But, since Nick
and I were in a Porsche,
we were decadent.
So to get there, we went back
roads. Smart old Austin “hand”
that I am, I figured my knowledge
of the back way in to downtown
would come in handy. Problem was,
all the other old Austin “hands”
figured the same thing. To add
insult to injury, all my secret parking
spaces were taken. Hmmm . . .
maybe I’ve been away from Austin
too long. Note to self: find new
back way to downtown and add
a few new secret parking spots.
We loved Kelly’s new food truck
and stayed to hear two bands, but
we wanted more so we walked
about twelve blocks to the heart
of SXSW, the Sixth Street/Warehouse
district. Nick had never
been to Sixth Street before and
was in for a shock. The street was
closed to vehicular traffic and was
filled with thousands of people,
some just hanging out, but mostly
hundreds in lines, all waiting to
get into clubs to hear music.
For those not wanting to stand in
line, there were street musicians galore,
from solo acts with an acoustic
guitar, to full bands with batterypowered
portable amps. There
was something for everybody. We
roamed for hours and listened to
several bands. I wanted to go hear
one of my favorite British bands,
The Kaiser Chiefs, but was told
there was no way we could get in.
Fair enough, so we called it a night.
Score: one BBQ restaurant,
four tacos and about six bands.
Not bad for a first day.
Friday morning, it was cloudy and
humid, courtesy of early Spring in
Central Texas. Nick and I decided
we didn’t care. The February issue
of Texas Monthly featured a story
about two BBQ pit masters who had
recently opened up new BBQ joints
in Austin. One was said to have
brisket that was magical -- sweet and
spicy at the same time. So tender,
if you cut a big bite, it fell off your
fork. People stood in line, waiting
up to three hours for a taste of the
smoky meat. There were whispers
that this new kid was special,
otherworldly even, the Q was that
good. Of course we had to go.
We pointed the Cayman towards
Franklin BBQ (900 E. 11th St
Austin, TX 78702 / 512-653-1187
/ www.franklinbarbeque.com) to
see and taste for ourselves. We got
there at 10:30 and already the line
snaked down the hill through the
parking lot. People had started
lining up at 8:30. As it got closer to
opening time, an employee came
out with the unenviable task of
finding the “Last Man Standing”:
the last person in line who was
assured of getting ribs. The rest of
us would at least get brisket, but
ribs? Maybe. Some people decided
to leave, and the line closed up. We
were hopeful. The skies opened
up for twenty seconds, a few more
left, and the line closed up some
more. We snaked forwards slowly,
making friends with those around
us, becoming a BBQ community.
We waited two hours to get to the
front of the line. This time we
ordered a brisket plate and a rib
plate with coleslaw and beans. We
ended up sitting with the folks
that we’d been in line with, a high
school teacher and her husband,
also on Spring Break. We all
laughed that we’d waited in line for
well over two hours for BBQ. We
took that first bite. It got real quiet
at our table. Some serious BBQ
consumption took over. Somehow
two hours didn’t seem that long.
There are those who will argue
with me, but the brisket from
Franklin is the best ever. In fact, I
will say it right here and now, best
brisket on the planet. The meat
had a deep rouge ring of smoke
and was seasoned by a master.
The fat was rendered into an
almost silky smooth consistency.
It was perfect. We each ate the
entire slice, even the fat. Every few
seconds, I had to lick my fingers
just to make sure I did not miss
anything. The ribs are my second
favorite ever (my favorites are
from Arthur Bryant’s in KC), but
these are great. The first taste is
sweet, then a bit of heat sneaks
up and hits you, POW!, just when
you don’t expect it. Incredible. If
you go to Austin, go to Franklin
BBQ. Yes, you’ll wait two to three
hours. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Funny thing about Austin: it’s truly
hipster heaven. They’re everywhere,
and even more so at SXSW. They
aren’t hard to spot. Usually pierced
and tatted with funky accessorizing,
accompanied by too-hip
cowboy boots or Converse All Stars
without laces, of course oversized
too-hip glasses and the ubiquitous
Fedora hats. As we drove from
one venue to another, Nick would
say “Hipster Alert,” but got tired
of saying it every five seconds.
Normally when I drive a Porsche
through streets thickly packed with
people, I get the occasional thumbs
up or approving nod. Not so much
in Austin. Now, if we’d been driving
a Prius or were on an electric
powered scooter, we’d have gotten
those approving looks and nods.
You’ve seen it. It’s that smug hipster
glance that says “We’re saving the
world, one gallon of gas at a time.”
But, since Nick and I were in a
Porsche, we were decadent. I’d
venture, they secretly want one, but
their hipness meter might take a
dip if they admitted it. Please note
that their disapproving glances
did not make me think, even for
a second, of trading in the CS for
a Prius, Leaf or Volt. I’m totally
cool with my personal hip factor
based on fifty-plus years of experience.
And that hip factor includes
a Porsche. Just ask my boys. They
say I’m pretty cool for an old guy.
We drove the CS to another
friend’s food truck. Owned by long
time Austin restaurateur Hoover
Alexander, it’s called Hoover’s
Chicken and Biscuits (2021 Manor
Rd Austin, TX 78722 / www.hooverscooking.com)
and is famous for
its Chicken in a Waffle. Don’t ask,
just order it, you’ll be happy. It’s
also famous for its frozen Margaritas.
Thank goodness they’re
smallish. We listened to a couple
of bands before heading out to
have dinner with an old friend. My
poor son had to endure hours of
stories based on a thirty-year-plus
friendship. Hope it didn’t give him
any future ammo -- just saying.
Score: one BBQ restaurant, Chicken
and Waffles, two bands, more
Tex-Mex, and yet another food
baby. Think I’m gaining weight! On
that exhaust note, we’ll see you
next month when we continue our
adventure sampling BBQ, hearing
great music and finally taking one
epic drive home.
Of Special Interest: The Tub Club Tour to Nacogdoches
By Barbara Madsen
Leafless trees gradually morphed
into tall, green pine trees
as we drove over 200 miles
through the gently rolling land of
East Texas toward Nacogdoches, the
oldest town in Texas, where there
are many reminders of individuals
who played a significant role in
the state’s establishment and development. Six
signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence
have their final resting place in Nacogdoches.
Photos by the Author
Chris and Bob Morris at the head of the 356 lineup.
The group parked on downtown
Nacogdoches’ brick streets.
Our group of a dozen 356s arrived there on Friday,
March 14. Locals James and Becky Standley
coordinated the weekend excursion with Tub
Club Prez Jim and First Lady Lee Usher. James
had a fabulous schedule of events planned during
our stay at Nacogdoches, starting with a social
hour supplied with snacks at the hotel. Yummy!
The itinerary for the Saturday events James had
planned for us was quite extensive. Our first stop
was at the home of Randy and Joyce Legler, where
we had an opportunity to browse through an amazing
toy collection, which reflected a time gone by.
Every square inch of the building was jam-packed
with an astounding variety of old toys, all of which
had been restored to their former glory.
After the toy collection visit, James had seven different
tours around the Nacogdoches area planned
for us. Due to the inclement weather, however,
our group chose to remain together and focus our
sight-seeing experiences within the town itself. We
first visited several gardens at Stephen F. Austin
State University with James as our guide. He told us
about the Texas-sized beavers that lived there, but,
unfortunately, we never saw them. A number of us
in the club are avid gardeners, so the numerous
plants in these gardens were an intriguing sight.
356s in the midst of East Texas’ Piney Woods.
Lined up in front of the Old Stone Fort, on the
campus of Stephen F. Austin University.
We left the gardens to go on the historic sites tour
around town. James had provided everyone with a
packet describing the various notable locations, and
those of us not driving were able to read aloud detailed
An impromptu roadside
repair by Alan Bambina.
information about the places we
were observing, including their
historical significance. I was struck
by the impeccable condition of
these old buildings, most of which
had been built in the 1800s.
Nacogdoches was a journey to the
past for the Tub Club members,
and one that we, as Texans, can
reflect upon with pride as we
consider the founding fathers of
our great state.
Hidden treasure: Frank Olson
stands amongst Randy and Joyce
Legler’s dazzling toy collection.
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March Sunday Drive: The Chicken Run
By John Harvey, Region Tourmiester
Finally!!!! Finally!!!! Spring is
here and the Sunday Drive team
got to fly the coop. We’ve been
busy scratching around planning our
spring series of drives, and they’re
finally here. Even though we had a
huge rain storm the Saturday before
the drive, and a lot of wind on Sunday
morning, there was no stopping us as Sixty-Four
participants took to the roads in south Dallas County.
Photos as credited
Photo by Linda Bambina
First-timer Natalie Stewart poses with the
Chicken Runners at the Drivers’ Briefing.
After gathering everyone for a Drivers’ Briefing, we
lined up and blew the “Myra Sutton Whistle” to kick
off our drive. With four drive leaders and sweeps
we split into groups of about 12 cars and were off
to some of my favorite backroads: Hwy 916 to the
south and west and Hwy 917 to the north and east.
These roads were just made for Porsches, with many
twisty switchbacks and some long, carving sweeps.
If you weren’t there, you missed a good one!
Photo by Victor Anderson
Mike and Faye Parkhill take home a few leftovers.
To finish off a great day of driving, we converged
onto Babe’s Chicken House for an early dinner,
“Family Style.” Platters of fried chicken, creamed
corn, home style green beans, mashed potatoes,
and homemade biscuits all shared by our Mav PCA
family. It was great fun catching up with our Sunday
Drive Pals and meeting many new members.
Special thanks to our Sunday Drive team for making
this such a great event: Brendan & Susan Eagan,
Gareth & Elizabeth Maurice, Mark & Cyndee Ebeling,
Botond Laszlo & Kristyn Starr, B.J. Harvey, and Gabe
Photo by Natalie Stewart
Photo by Linda Bambina
When Babe’s says “Family Style,” they’re not kidding!
Elizabeth and Gareth Maurice caught redhanded
with a “few” leftovers of their own.
Cliff’s Ramblings: I Cannot Believe I Did That!
By Cliff Blackshear
ago all of
were enduring a
very busy day with
in the workshop.
showed up with seven or eight
new cars on board. When new
Porsches arrive from PAG, many
buyers are already awaiting the
arrival of their new baby, so we
always have to integrate new arrivals
into a busy work day. Each has
to be prepped for delivery to the
new owner: the car is in transport
mode, PCM is shut down, top
speed is limited to 25 mph, and
thick shims are installed on the
shafts of the front shocks to keep
ground clearance at a higher level
and avoid scraping spoilers, etc.
One of the cars was delivered
with the shims still on the shocks.
Owner returns and is pretty sure
the suspension has a problem.
I drive the car a short distance,
come back to the workshop and
immediately look into one of the
front fender wells. Pull the shock
boot up and see the shims are still
there. Arrrggghhhhh. Remove
them and problem resolved.
There is no technician on this
planet that has not made a mistake,
an oversight, an incorrect
diagnosis, or slipped with a tool
and damaged something. It Happens!
Being open and honest when
something like that occurs is the
mark of a truly caring technician.
Making certain it never happens
again is the signature of a Meister.
I know that I have had a few situations
like that over the decades, and
I beat myself up over it for a good
Anyway, that incident led me to
thinking about one of my biggest
blunders, and how that blunder led
to a saying that I have. I finished
replacing the clutch assembly on
an early 80s 911 Carrera, let the
car down off the lift, washed up,
and hopped in for a test drive of
the work I had done. Zinnnggg
goes the starter when I twisted the
key. I forgot to switch over the ring
gear from old clutch release plate
to the new one. The starter had
nothing to engage when activated.
One guy mixed up the
breather hoses on a
996 Turbo oil tank,
which resulted in massive
smoke plumes after
starting the engine.
Mind you I was a 10+ year veteran
when that occurred. I had probably
replaced 50 or more clutch
assemblies. Cleaned, inspected
everything, lubricated all the right
moving parts, packed the throw out
shaft needle bearings with great
care. Adjusted the cable, actuated
the clutch multiple times and rechecked
the adjustment geometry.
“!@##$%^&***” comes out of my
brain as I realize what I have done.
I took the engine/trans assembly
back out and switched over the
ring gear. So -- was it that someone
came up and started talking to
me, did I get called away to talk
with an owner about something,
or was it just brain fade? I don’t
know, but things like this happen!
“You are not a true Porsche
technician until you have replaced
a clutch and forgot to switch over
the ring gear” became a saying
I use from time to time. Then I
usually follow that with, “. . . or
you do what you have just done.”
This always flies out of my brain
when I see a mistake in the shop by
someone that I know would rather
be stabbed in the eye than screw
up a repair procedure. Someone
I know that could, or is, developing
into a Meister care giver.
A couple weeks ago I posted an
inquiry on PPN to all techs asking
them to share things they are
certainly not proud of, yet are
honest enough to talk about. I
broadened my inquiry to hopefully
include the silly mistakes
we can sometimes make. The
responses were so fun to read. This
request went out to all Porsche
dealers in the U.S. and Canada.
First response on the forum
was from an old timer like me.
He admitted to a mistake I have
witnessed happen to the person
that was training me in the early
70s. He had replaced transmission
synchros in an early 915 gearbox.
When he re-installed the trans
ring gear, he installed it on the
wrong side. Folks, this results in
the transmission having five gears
in reverse. When you shift it into
reverse gear the car goes forward.
The overwhelming mistake reported
was one that has happened
in my workshop. There is a special
tool we use to align the drive shaft
(cardan shaft is the proper name)
on a Cayenne. It is a black plastic
molded tool that is placed against
the body, and the cardan shaft
housing is pushed into its cradle,
thus aligning the shaft between
transmission and rear differential.
Push the shaft into place and
torque all bolts from front to rear,
then forget to remove the tool.
It takes so much time to tighten
everything that apparently many
of us are looking at final procedures
that we forget to extract the
tool. Just to prevent this sort of
thing from happening, one shop
reported that their tool now has a
bright yellow paint job. Another
reported they have a two foot red
flag permanently attached to theirs.
One guy pinched a wire under a
Think you have all of the door
panel clips aligned, then apply
quick sharp energy (hit it with yer
palm) to pop them into place, but
have one that became misaligned,
thus destroying the clip. This
results in removing the panel
(undoing inner pull cable, connection
after electrical connection),
and chasing down a new clip.
Forgetting to re-install a major
ground cable which is way up high
and not easy to see. This happens
on 996/997 cars after reinstalling
the engine/transmission assembly.
This results in the starter going
“click” when you twist the key.
One guy mixed up the breather
hoses on a 996 Turbo oil tank, which
resulted in massive smoke plumes
after starting the engine.
One tech was under pressure to
finish a car and did not ask someone
to counter-hold a front pulley
on a Turbo motor. In the attempt
to simultaneously counter-hold
and torque the very large bolt, the
torque wrench slipped off and broke
his nose . . . Arrrggguuugghhh.
I once had a full plate of work for
the day and suddenly had to stop
and look at an A/C problem on
a new (just delivered to owner)
911. Found it to be out of Freon
and the compressor shaft seal
was leaking at a rapid rate. I ran
to parts and procured a new seal
and drier, then moved forward
with old seal extraction. Forgot
to remove the Freon with which
I had charged the system for a
leak check. When I removed the
circlip holding back the pressure/
seal assembly, the Freon exploded
out and into me with an initial 270
lbs. of force. That is a dangerous
mistake. No injury, close call.
Mistakes like these make us all
pause and reflect. Sometimes someone
demanding this or that has to
be correctly dealt with. Sometimes
we have to look at how we go
about a procedure and reset what
we are doing to avoid mistakes.
Sometimes it is something new we
are performing and whatever else
is on our plate has to be completely
forgotten while we figure out and
implement a correct repair.
To me it is interesting. Forty-two
years and counting, working on
P cars. It never becomes dull
or mundane. I do find myself
reflecting upon and marveling
at how techs evolve, engineering
evolves, owners evolve.
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By Justin Husman, The Phoenix Insurance
one of the
Phoenix Insurance, an independent
insurance agency specializing in
classic, custom, and exotic car insurance.
Justin has been in the business
for a decade, and was awarded “Best
of Dallas 2013” by D magazine.
Justin is on his second 944, and can
generally be found in and around
car shows with his daughter in tow.
So if you have read the columns
I wrote earlier in the
year, you know how to properly
insure your street cars. However,
I’m not stupid (or at least quantifiably
so) and I know what you all really
want to know. Everyone reading
this either has a fast car, wants a
fast car, or is in the bathroom of
someone with a fast car, and the
big question is, “How do I cover it
on the track?” Unfortunately for
most of you the answer to that is “if
you’re an amateur, you don’t.” That
doesn’t mean you can’t cover your
car if it’s a vintage (or modern)
racecar, it just means that you can’t
buy on-track physical damage coverage
– but you can cover your car for
most of the other time you have it.
So what makes a racecar? We
should probably establish that first.
Very simply, a racecar, for the purposes
of this article, is any car that
you are driving on the track fast. It
can be street legal, it can be pure
racecar, it can be caged, numbered,
liveried, or it can be stock rhodium
silver metallic – but all we are talking
about here is covering it when
you are in and around the track.
So I’ll get the easy one out of the
way first: if you are an amateur
racer, you are going to be self-insuring
most of the time when you get
on the track. Just about any insurance
that you can have on your car,
whether it be a classic policy or a
(shudder) Geico policy, won’t cover
you when you go racing. Some
agents will tell you that they can get
it, or that they can cover it, but unless
they are named Lockton Motorsports,
they are misinformed. Even
through Lockton, the coverage only
applies to approved road courses
and only to certain approved events
on those specific courses. The
coverage is agreed value coverage,
and is fairly inexpensive, but as I
said, it is only available for certain
events on certain tracks, and only
for the duration of the event.
There is no blanket coverage for
the year that covers your car, and
there is no coverage available
on a random Saturday at Eagles
Canyon. Lockton is a national PCA
advertiser, and I can confirm that
when it comes to on-track coverage,
they are the only game in town.
So what if you are a professional
racer, and you happen to be in
a championship series, and also
happen to be in the reading room
of a PCA Maverick member, and
for some reason you have not yet
secured coverage for your race
team? Then today is your lucky day.
Your team can get on-track physical
damage as part of your complete
race team insurance package. This
type of coverage is for an entire
season, and usually is purchased for
Just about any insurance
that you can have on your
car, whether it be a classic
policy or a (shudder)
Geico policy, won’t cover
you when you go racing.
all cars the team owns. It generally
starts around $100,000 and goes up,
depending on the series, the team
record (crashes), and the value of
the cars. This coverage is an option
if you buy the race team insurance
package, which includes General
Liability, Workers Comp, and Inland
Marine (tools and equipment)
coverage, but it is not available unless
the base package is purchased.
I generally won’t write about
something I don’t sell (Lockton
on-track coverage) but in this case,
I think it’s important to make it
crystal clear what is available to you
as a consumer. Unfortunately, there
are lots of what I call “jailhouse
agents” out there – people who are
not insurance agents, are not
licensed, but are more than wiling
to give insurance advice as if it’s
gospel, despite being very misinformed.
Before purchasing any
insurance policy, be sure to talk to a
specialty agent, especially for a
specialty policy. Would you take
your Porsche to Firestone? No.
Treat the insurance on your car the
same way and deal with an expert;
not all agents are created equal.
When all HAIL breaks loose...
By Darren Houk
2700 B WEST PIONEER PKWY
(125 FEET S. OF PIONEER, ON THE W. SIDE OF CORZINE ST.)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013
Showroom by Appointment
5500 Meandering Rd
Ft. Worth, 76114
Maverick Monthly Social: Mavericks Meet at Historic Tolbert’s
By Frankie Andrew
48 members of the Porsche
Club celebrated with a “bowl
of red” at Tolbert’s Restaurant here.
Frank X. Tolbert, the restaurant’s
namesake, was food editor and
chili aficionado at the Dallas Morning
News, along with Wick Fowler,
whose chili mixings are available at most grocery
stores. Tolbert was one of the originals who started
the chili-cooking contest at Terlingua, Texas.
Photos by Stephanie Ho
Judy and Mike Brodigan, Sue and Ben
Connell, and new member Daniel York
“Hostess with the mostest” was Stephanie Ho. Stephanie
always helps introduce attendees to each other and
promotes great good will at the gatherings. It is said that
Stephanie can work 24 hours and still be at Happy Hour.
B. J. and John Harvey, early at the social, opted
for a Frito Chili Pie. Jerry and Myra Sutton were
early as well in their new Baylor-green Cayenne.
New Members Margrit and Mario Bazan
New members like Allen and Barbara Liebnick
said it was their second meeting and thoroughly
enjoyed the socializing. Mike Brodigan, who has
been a member for quite some time, was still talking
about the fun of the club’s Driver’s Education
events. John Harvey was telling exciting stories
about coming to a stop at 100 miles per hour. Joe
McGlohen and Terry Laney spoke proudly of his 1976
912E and her 1974 914, known as “The Dragon.”
New members Javier Guillermo,
Mollie Moxey ,and Jouni Hiltunen
New members Deanne and Kirk Kindred
and Barbara and Allen Liebnick
Enjoying the live music were long-timers Barbara
and Ralph Kauffman. Barbara always has a great
smile for everyone. Denise and Bruce Moore talked
about grandchildren and their 911 C4S Cabriolet.
Many were commending Paul and Veronica Ramos,
who have been doing a wonderful job of selecting Dinner
Social locations that are central and easy to find.
Paul said they are looking for more location suggestions.
Photo by Frank Briggs
month. Contact Stephanie to be added to the monthly
notices, and please join us at Mac’s Steaks & Seafood
in Colleyville for our May Dinner Social on Thursday,
Linda Bambina, Stephanie Ho, and Bobbie Briggs
New members, “seasoned” members, and guests are
encouraged to see how much fun can be had at our
Monthly Dinner Socials on the third Thursday of each
Barb Minnella with husband and
past Region VP Tom Minnella
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490 Oak Bend Drive
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Lewisville, Texas 75067
Highway 75 North @ McDermott
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Highland Village, TX
Bello, Hector (Maria Rojas)
Flower Mound, TX
2014 Cayman S
2003 911 C4S
2013 Boxster S
2007 Cayman S
Conway, Candy (Joe Mikulik)
2006 Cayman S
2011 911 Carrera S
Davault, Vernon (Julie)
2012 991 Carrera S
2014 Carrera 4
Gray, David (Laura)
Fort Worth, TX
Hirsch, Jim (Sharon)
2014 Boxster S
2014 Cayman S
Johansson, Michael (Helena)
Kieweg, Irene (Ken)
2012 Cayman R
2014 911 C4S
Pritchett, Robert (Linda)
Flower Mound, TX
Samaniego, Luis (Jeanette)
2014 Boxster S
2014 911 Carrera S
2002 Carrera 4S
Terleski, Tim (Kristin Kritz)
2007 997 Carrera
Uselton, Dutch (Ginger)
Little Elm, TX
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide,
contact the Froehlichs at
Maverick Membership Totals
Members ~ 1,435
Affiliate Members ~ 926
Total Membership ~ 2,361
Verissimo, Victor (Maria)
Highland Village, TX
2008 911 Carrera S
Davis, Charles L.
Cross, Richard A.
Nannis, Joel D.
Kelly, D M.
Sims, Henry E.
Smith, Wayne R.
Fritz, Bernhard H.
Boss, Brian W.
Edney, Doug A.
Frisbie, Curtis N.
Kellner, Judy E.
Weber, James W.
Birk, John K.
Hintz, Scott R.
Kilpatrick, Mike A.
O’Neill, Lawrence M.
Parrish, David L.
Rollins, Bob D.
Van ‘t Westeinde, Erick
Vincent, Gary A.
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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;
For Sale: 2008 Boxster, Arctic silver / black.
Manual transmission, excellent condition. 35k miles.
Garaged. Not track driven. $24,449. Contact Renee at
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. Can provide photos. Last maintenance
done by Autobahn. Asking $10K. Contact Faye at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 807-5658 (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)
Wanted to Buy: 997 or 993 Carrera. Local
Maverick member looking for a well-maintained
997 with manual transmission. Cabriolet or coupe,
including S and 4S, considered. Alternatively, looking
for a 993 Cabriolet with manual transmission. Contact
Dan McElroy, email@example.com or (214) 763-
For Sale: 2008 Boxster S RS60 Spyder, Limited
Edition #xx/1960. GT Silver Metallic, Carrera Red
Natural Leather interior, Hard Top, Sport Exhaust, 6
speed, Bi-Xenon Headlamp pkg, Self-Dim Mirrors &
Rain Sensor, Heated Seats, Sport Chrono pkg w/o
PCM. Outstanding condition, 19K miles, $41,950.
Call Tom at 214-536-0930 (03)
For Sale: 1996 911 Cabriolet, Guards Red with
Gray top and Gray Lthr interior; spectacular and
unique color combo. Excellent condition, 111,000 mi,
majority highway, never tracked. 6 Spd., Fab-Speed
Stainless Exhaust, Fikse 17 in. wheels with Custom
Machined Center Caps, Bird Engineering Console,
Hard Wired Valentine One, Valve Guides at 87,000
mi, always garaged and covered. Porsche car cover
included. $42,500.00. Contact Tom Mahon, 214-244-
8315 or firstname.lastname@example.org (03)
For Sale: 2008 Cayman S, only 15,000 miles.
One owner and still in Porsche factory warranty
until July 2014. Silver with black leather interiro.
Absolutely pristine condition. No track use. Just the
perfect toy car. Many options including Sport Chrono
Package with sport suspension, CD player, bi-xenon
headlamps, Bose premium sound. No damage history.
Garage kept, dealer maintained. If you’re looking
for one of the world’s great performance cars with
incredible handling at a fraction of the original price,
this is the one. Priced to sell quickly at $34,900. For
more information and appt to see, call Pat at (214)
For Sale: 2012 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, GT
silver, black interior and top. 11,800 miles w/
remaining factory warranty. Excellent condition
and properly serviced. PDK, ceramic brakes, torque
vectoring, adaptive sport seats, center locking wheels,
new tires, Sirius XM w/phone, Sport Chrono, 6-disc
CD changer. Priced for quick sale $137,500 or best.
Contact George Reich at email@example.com (03)
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