Slipstream - May 2014

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May at Mayo’s

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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

Unclassifieds ..............................................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

Upcoming Events

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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Volume 52, Issue 5, May 2014


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Day May

2-4 COTA Club Race

4 All British & European Car Day

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

Day July

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


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

10 Lewisville Lunch

15-21 Porsche Parade, Monterey, CA

19 Monthly Social: TBD

26 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

29 Autocross 4, Penn

Day August

2 Gimmick Rally to Islamorada

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Monthly Social: TBD

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover:

Objects in mirror may be

Mavericks participating in the

Chicken Run Sunday Drive!

Photo by Elizabeth Maurice

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

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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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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

Randy Csanadi

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,

Brendan Eagan

Swap Meets Robyn Howard

Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix

Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo


Denny Payne

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Vice President

Gareth Maurice



Gareth still remembers the cover of

the car magazine that drew him into a

lifetime of loving cars. He spent many

afternoons riding his bike as a young

kid to the local newsstand to buy and

read everything he could. He now

owns a Midnight Blue 911S and enjoys

driving it in wonderful Texas!

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Bob Benson



Mike Brodigan


Jim Buckley


Randy Csanadi


Charlie Davis


Jerry DeFeo



Brendan Eagan


Luke Edson



Pat Friend




Susan & Tom Froehlich



Wendy Shoffit



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.

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the third Porsche he has owned. Jim

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Carey On...

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.


Also, please welcome two new advertisers to Slipstream:

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Read on!


Gimme a Minute: April Board Meeting

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary April 2, 2014

The meeting

began at

7:05 pm.

Region President

John Hamilton

welcomed returning

guest Richard

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 de@mavpca.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

6 May

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

Source: http://tinyurl.com/jwuppnz

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

really do!

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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to Darrell, he was “neglected as a child;” he wasn’t

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

judging includes

wheel wells and

undercarriage, in

addition to the areas

judged in other

events. This is one of

the typical “Porsche

Parade” formats.

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

interstate highway,

otherwise know

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

14 May

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

16 May

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

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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.

18 May


Cliff’s Ramblings: I Cannot Believe I Did That!

By Cliff Blackshear

Not long

ago all of

my techs

were enduring a

very busy day with

multiple Porsches

in the workshop.

A transporter

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

20 May

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

cam cover.

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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Insurance Tips: On-Track Insurance

By Justin Husman, The Phoenix Insurance


Note: Justin

Husman is

one of the


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

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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.

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Maverick Monthly Social: Mavericks Meet at Historic Tolbert’s

By Frankie Andrew

GRAPEVINE, Texas—About

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.

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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,

May 22.

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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New Wheels

By Susan and Tom Froehlich, Membership Co-Chairs

Belden, Ted

Highland Village, TX

2002 Carrera

Bello, Hector (Maria Rojas)

Flower Mound, TX

2014 Cayman S

Chan, Alfonso

Colleyville, TX

2003 911 C4S

Collins, Brian

Colleyville, TX

2013 Boxster S

Colyer, Michael

Dallas, TX

2007 Cayman S

Conway, Candy (Joe Mikulik)

Keller, TX

2006 Cayman S

Cundari, Tom

(Mary Anderson)

Denton, TX

2011 911 Carrera S

Davault, Vernon (Julie)

Mansfield, TX

2012 991 Carrera S

Flaherty, Bill

Dallas, TX

2014 Carrera 4

Gray, David (Laura)

Fort Worth, TX

2007 911

Griffy, Tim

Richardson, TX

1997 993

Hirsch, Jim (Sharon)

Plano, TX

2014 Boxster S

Hull, Chandler

Dallas, TX

2014 Cayman S

Johansson, Michael (Helena)

Plano, TX

2014 911

Kieweg, Irene (Ken)

Colleyville, TX

2012 Cayman R

Kuehn, Scott

McKinney, TX

2013 Boxster

McMillin, Justin

Richardson, TX

2004 911

Padilla, Fernando

Dallas, TX

2014 911 C4S

Pritchett, Robert (Linda)

Hurst, TX

1987 911

Reed, Race

Dallas, TX

1999 996

Robeim, John

Flower Mound, TX

2011 Carrera

Rosendahl, Paul

Richardson, TX

1983 911SC

Samaniego, Luis (Jeanette)

Dallas, TX

2014 Boxster S

Smartt, Jim

Dallas, TX

2014 911 Carrera S

Syrinek, John

Dallas, TX

2002 Carrera 4S

Terleski, Tim (Kristin Kritz)

Richardson, TX

2007 997 Carrera

Thomas, Bryan

Carrollton, TX

2013 911

Uselton, Dutch (Ginger)

Plano, TX

1987 911

Veca, Austin

Little Elm, TX

1993 Porsche

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.

Dobbie, Gary

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35 Years

30 Years

25 Years

15 Years

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10 Years

Edney, Doug A.

Frisbie, Curtis N.

Kellner, Judy E.

Weber, James W.

5 Years

Birk, John K.

Hintz, Scott R.

Kilpatrick, Mike A.

McCall, Mike

O’Neill, Lawrence M.

Parrish, David L.

Rollins, Bob D.

Thomas, Bernie

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

972-571-4412 (04)

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

flparkhill@gmail.com 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, dan@mcelroy-law.com or (214) 763-

5251 (03)

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 t_mahon@swbell.net (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)

616-2477. (03)

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 greich@echex.net (03)

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

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 23

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 30

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

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

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 28

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 30

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 25

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13

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