Slipstream - August 2014


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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

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

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




Garage Glimpses...........................................8

Cliff’s Ramblings........................................10

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

Upcoming Events

Summer Rally to Islamorada........................5

Photography Workshop.................................6

2015 Nomination Committee Notice............7

Le Auto Grange with Elford and Wakefield..9

Drivers’ Education 5.....................................9

Board Meeting............................................24

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

Monthly Social: Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar..27

Past Event Recaps

2014 Porsche Parade...................................16

Autocross and Time Trial Results...............20

Maverick Macan Raffle Winners................24

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

Volume 52, Issue 8, August 2014


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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Day August

2 Summer Rally to Islamorada

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 Monthly Soc’l: Whiskey Cake Kitchen

23 Photography Workshop, Park Place

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day October

1 Board Meeting

5 Time Trial 3, MSR

12 Sunday Dr: TBD

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Monthly Soc’l: TBD

18 Swap Meet: Zim’s Autotechnik

19 Drivers’ Education 6, MSR

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

25 Time Trial 4, Mineral Wells

26 Autocross 6, Mineral Wells

31 US Grand Prix, COTA

Driving Event Venues

COTA Circuit of the Americas, Austin

ECR Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell

MSR MotorSport Ranch, Cresson

MW Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

Penn Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford


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 September

3 Board Meeting

5-7 Boxtoberfest

6-7 Drivers’ Education 5, MSR 3.1

9 Lewisville Lunch

13 Time Trial 2, Mineral Wells

14 Autocross 5, Mineral Wells

18 Monthly Soc’l: TBD

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

28 Le Auto Grange Event, Tyler, TX

Day November

1-2 US Grand Prix, COTA

5 Board Meeting

6-9 PCA Escape, Orlando, FL

8-9 PCA Club Race, MSR

11 Lewisville Lunch

15 Time Trial 5, MW

16 Time Trial 6, MW

20 Monthly Soc’l: TBD

22 Annual Founders’ Day Banquet

23 Sunday Dr: Tryptophan Tour II

On the Cover:

Up close and personal with a

mockup of a 919 Hybrid, on display

at the Porsche Parade Concours

Banquet. Photo by Carey Spreen

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Kirk Bristol


Bryan Kerrick

2014 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative


Michael Globe


Rick Payton


John Bullen


Henry Carter


Randy Kaplin


Robert Price


Jack Merrell


John Hamlton


Grady Buckhalter


Leonard Zechiedrich


Lynn Friedman


Drifting: Porsche Parade 2014, Monterey, California

By John Hamilton, Region President


..ou know what they say: Location,

location, location. And

that does make for a great

lifetime experience. This year’s

Porsche Parade location made

it extra special, as did the many

tours and events that many (65!)

of your fellow Mavericks enjoyed.

First of all, the weather! How about waking up to 55

degrees on June 16? Yes, it got a little warmer each day

of the week, and by the end of the week we almost hit

77! Next: the driving tours. Driving down the Pacific

Coast Highway to Big Sur – what a thrill (especially in

a Porsche)! Next, the tour to the Hearst Castle (talk

about wealth!), once again returning on the PCH

(I’m trying to learn the California lingo). Then the

tour to the Canepa Design car collection. Fabulous!

But wait . . . there’s more!

There were tours of the wine country, an Autocross

competition, Art Show competition, a Time-Speed-

Distance Rally, and a Gimmick Rally. The Autocross

event is a favorite of your fellow Mavericks, and they

won awards! A Drivers’ Education event on Saturday

at a little track called Laguna Seca (if you’re not

familiar with it, ask your child to show it to you on

their Xbox driving game). And that’s where the

grand finale took place with our Parade of Porsches.

There were banquets almost every night, where

we ran into great friends from Porsche Clubs in

other parts of North America (Canada and U.S.).

We cheered our Mavericks on as they won awards in

many, many categories: especially our Slipstream Editor,

Carey Spreen, who walked away with three trophies!

Okay, my wonderful wife, Chris,

insists that I share my personal

embarrassment from this trip:

While I was driving down the

PCH on the tour to Big Sur, a

California Highway Patrol car

pulls out behind me. So, not

knowing whether this stretch of

the highway is 55 or 45 mph, I

slow to 45 (as does the Porsche

in front of me) to ensure I avoid

a speeding ticket. So the officer

gets on his P.A. and blares out:

“This is a 55 mile-per-hour zone.

Either speed up or pull over!”



1235 William D. Tate Ave

Grapevine, TX 76051

ME TO SPEED UP!?! Well, as they say, there’s a

first for everything.

Bottom line: it was a great event, a great drive (stayed

in a Route 66 motel again), and we’ll do it again!

Mav of the Month

As you may recall, my last month’s column was about

volunteering. This month, we celebrate one of our

newest volunteers, Richard Solomon. Richard started

coming to our monthly board meetings about six

months ago, looking for a place where he could give

back. He found his niche and has jumped in with

both feet, helping to organize our September charity

event in Tyler, Texas. Richard

lives in Tyler, but his banking

job brings him to the D/FW

area every week. Now we have

a great event with a fun drive

to support our charity cause.

So Richard: thank you. You

have gone out of your way to

bring something special to the

club, and you set a great example

of how one can be a

contributor by attending and

listening. Congratulations and

enjoy your gift card to the Silver

Fox restaurant in Grapevine!

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John enjoys DEs, Happy Hours, the

Porsche Parade, and other social events.

He and wife Chris have owned Porsches

since 1996 and joined the Club in 2002.

John’s Grandfather in New Jersey owned

a 1960 356B Coupe and later a 1965

356SC Cab which is how it got into his



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,

Brendan Eagan

Swap Meets Robyn Howard

Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix

Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo


Denny Payne

4 August

Vice President

Gareth Maurice


Gareth still remembers the cover of

the car magazine that drew him into a

lifetime of loving cars. He spent many

afternoons riding his bike as a young

kid to the local newsstand to buy and

read everything he could. He now

owns a Midnight Blue 911S and enjoys

driving it in wonderful Texas!

Linda Bambina


Bob Benson


Mike Brodigan


Jim Buckley


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.

Chris Hamilton

John Harvey


Robyn Howard


Travis Howard


Your Name Here! Pat Heptig


Charlie Davis

Jerry DeFeo


Brendan Eagan

Luke Edson


Pat Friend


Susan & Tom Froehlich

Stephanie Ho

Andy Kay


Daren Kirbo


Andy Mears


Ed Mullenix


Please help us to keep growing!


Jim Falgout



Jim joined Maverick Region in August,

2008. He drives a 2003 996, which is

the third Porsche he has owned. Jim

enjoys attending Maverick Region

social and driving events.

Joel Nannis

Denny Payne

Paul & Veronica Ramos

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Tracy Robertson


John Sandusky


Don Sebert


James Shoffit


Wendy Shoffit


Carey Spreen


Chris Tabor


Fran Ussery



Carey On...

By Carey Spreen, Managing Editor

As our summer hiatus continues,

I should remind you that

‘the Maverick Region typically

does not hold a July Board meeting

due to the Porsche Parade and

other vacations, so those of you who

look forward to reading the Board

Meeting minutes every month will

be disappointed with this issue. Rest assured that the

Board re-convenes on Wednesday, August 6, and as

always, all members are invited to attend! Our Board

Meetings are held at the same central location each

month: Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving. If

you would like dinner there too, it’s only $10 -- what a

bargain. Just RSVP to and our Social

Chair Tracy Robertson can send you an invitation.

This issue has some catching up to do. You will find

May and June Autocross and Time Trial results, as

well as a column from Cliff Blackshear on the COTA

Club Race, and of course, results from the Porsche

Parade that took place in mid-June. Not all results, of

course -- Porsche Panorama does a better job of that

than we can -- just the results for Maverick Region.

Also in this issue is an invitation for you photographers:

our Tenured Historian, Charlie Davis (who

has also been known to take a snapshot or two over

the years) is offering a short course on what sort of

photos we are looking for, to place on our website as

well as Slipstream. It will happen at Park Place Porsche

on Saturday, August 23, but please RSVP by August 8

so we can order the food (yes, lunch will be served!).

Perhaps you have wondered about the “save the

date” ads that have appeared in the last couple of

issues, featuring photos of a Porsche 908 race car.

Well, the curtain is being pulled back this month; see

Linda Bambina’s “Garage Glimpses” article on page

8 for details, but you won’t want to miss this truly

unique event, to be held on Sunday, September 28.

Finally, at the risk of blowing my own horn, I wanted

to let you know that Slipstream was awarded Second

Place in Class V in the National Newsletter Contest at

the Porsche Parade. This is a volunteer effort, and we

are always looking for new contributors, so if you

would like to be a part of an award-winning newsletter,

let me know at Read on!


Photography: A Short Course

By Charlie Davis, Histographer

W.hen I spoke up I quickly “got

volunteered” to take charge

of my issue. We have many

members interested in photography. I

thought, “Let’s take that interest, give

them some training, a little competition,

and increase our good photo

content . . . plus have a little fun.”

Thankfully, I signed up some enthusiastic assistants,

especially the dynamic duo of Tracy Robertson and

Linda Bambina, who can organize anything. And soon

there was a big committee that meets monthly to get

this thing rolling.

Our initial task was to investigate how other Regions

go about this. The answer was quickly apparent: They

have a yearly photo competition. So we scheduled a

Photo Contest in conjunction with our Founder’s Day

Banquet. Next, how to get entries in the contest?

Again, the answer was apparent: This led to our firstever

Photo Workshop being scheduled at Park Place

Porsche in Dallas. See the ad below for details.

I call it a “Short Course” because we are going to pack

a lot into 4 hours:

• How to Operate your Camera

• How to Edit your Photos

• Expert Secrets for Success

• Lunch

• A walking Photo Tour of Park Place Porsche

• Discussion of everyone’s Tour Pictures

• Q&A

We encourage any member with an interest in taking

better photographs to join us at Park Place on August

23. Please RSVP by August 8 so we don’t run out of

food, plus there will be reading materials prior to the


Workshops like this normally cost multi-$100. It’s free

to members, as we hope to inspire you to become a part

of our cadre of photographers. We need your talent,

and promise to make it fun and loaded with information.

Be sure to bring your camera!

6 August

Announcing the 2014 Maverick Region

Executive Council Election

Nomination Committee


David Robertson (Chair)

Chris Tabor (Member)

Wesley Lincoln (Member)

For additional information, or to submit your

name as a nominee for any of the Executive

Council positions (President, Vice President,

Secretary, or Treasurer), please contact any

member of the Nomination Committee.

Due date for nominations is

Monday, September 1, 2014

Final voting and announcement of our

2014 Officers will take place at our

Founders’ Day celebration,

Saturday, November 22, 2014


It’s Easy to Play!

Play here for fun and education

and find the answers below


Play for prizes on the web at, 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 June winner,


who got all five correct. Honorable Mentions go to

Cyril Reif and Thomas Fitch, who also got all five

correct. The winner was chosen by random drawing.

Thanks to all for playing!

Tom will receive a $25 gift certificate to

1. In 1968, a new “Automatic” Transmission called the “Sportomatic” was

introduced for 911s. Which of the following statements is NOT True?

a. It was really just a Semi-automatic b. It still had a clutch of sorts

c. It was a 5-speed Manual Shift d. It was built by Zuffenhausen

Source: Porsche – A Tradition of Greatness, p 113

2. What was the first Racing Porsche that would do at least 200 mph?

a. 1967 906 b. 1968 908 c. 1967 910 d. 1969 917

Source: Porsche – A Tradition of Greatness, p 256

3. What was the last year for the 6-Cylinder 914?

a. 1970 b. 1971 c. 1972 d. 1973


4. In 1974 there were about 1000 specially-painted Porsche 914s to

commemorate the Can-Am Success. About half were Black with Yellow

Trim and was known as the “Bumblebee.” There was also a Light Ivory with

Phoenix Red Trim known as the ____________?

a. Strawberry Sundae b. Roman Candle c. Firecracker d. Creamsicle


5. Porsche is known for naming some of their engines for the Head Engineer

that originally designed them. What is the name given to the engine that is

currently being used and developed in the 911 GT3 RS 4.0?

a. Butzi b. Komenda c. Metzger d. Polo

Source: Autoweek, June 27, 2011, p 36

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


Garage Glimpses: The Glimpse that Turned Into an Event

By Linda Bambina, Region PR Chair

Photo by the Author

As I am always looking for

interesting garages to bring

‘to this page, I ask for suggestions.

Richard Solomon, a new

member from Tyler, had been involved

financing an unusual garage

in Tyler belonging to another new

member, Billy Hibbs. The more I

heard, the more intrigued I became. Adventure! My

husband Alan and I drove the two hours to arrive

at a French BARN known as Le Auto Grange. While

Billy has some AMAZING “other” cars, my focus

(literally!) was on his Porsche factory 908 short tail

coupe, all eight cylinders, gull wing doors, crazy

license plate, original race memorabilia, and much

more. But Billy wasn’t interested in an article about

himself or his cars. He wanted to send some kids,

who otherwise couldn’t afford to go, to Tyler Junior

College (TJC) to study Automotive Technology.

In order to do that, an endowed scholarship in

honor of a fellow named Ron Wakefield is being

created. Wakefield, who graduated from Mineola

High School (just north of Tyler) in 1957, became

the Engineering Editor for Road and Track magazine

in 1965, and its Editor in 1972. Billy refers to this as

the “golden era of automotive journalism,” when

most enthusiasts consumed every magazine copy and

hung on every word in the age prior to the Internet.

“I had no idea the guy doing the tests and writing

the articles went to high school with my mother,”

Billy says. TJC has one of the best automotive training

centers in the country,

and “The Ron Wakefield

Scholarship in Automotive

Technology” will allow

some deserving young

gearhead to pursue a lucrative

career as a highlycredentialed


To fund this scholarship,

Billy is opening up Le Auto

Grange to 175 lucky PCA

members who will receive

lunch and a tour of the

facility, as well as the opportunity

to participate in

a silent auction, and even

have their photo taken

while sitting in the 908!

Ron Wakefield, who lives in San Diego, will be there

to tell the club about his experiences testing some

of the very first Porsches in America, and what it was

like in the Sixties driving every cool exotic car you

can imagine. According to Billy, Mr. Wakefield is also

one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, and is

truly a walking encyclopedia of automotive history.

But wait! There’s more! Billy reached out to famous

Porsche factory driver Vic Elford to see if he would be

willing to join the conversation. He drove the same 908

(which Billy now owns) in the Austrian Grand Prix,

aka the 500 km Zeltweg, back in 1968. Mr. Elford has

accepted the invitation, which should make this one

of the most interesting Porsche events in club history!

There will be an auction to raise money for the Maverick’s

Regional Charity, the Hope House in Mineral

Wells. Vic Elford will be donating some unique items

for that auction, and Slipstream advertiser Maurice

Efune of Ascot Diamonds has generously donated a

piece of women’s jewelry (worth $1,500) to the Hope

House cause. You can also have your picture made with

Vic or Ron or sitting in the 908 if you’ll just “open your

heart and your wallet and give Hope House the biggest

bill you’ve got!” However, please note: for security

reasons, NO personal photography will be allowed.

Here are the details:

• Sunday, September 28, 12:30-4:30pm, in Tyler,

TX. After lunch there will be presentations from

TJC, Ron Wakefield, and Vic Elford, followed by a

Silent Auction, and the opportunity to have yourself

photographed in the

Porsche 908 shown

below. Directions to the

event will be provided

once you register.

• Ticket price: $75 per

person, with $50 being

tax deductible for the

TJC Scholarship Fund,

and the balance covering

lunch and valet parking.

• Prepayment is a must;

no walk-ins allowed.

Register at by

September 18. Only 175

entries will be allowed!

8 August

The Wait is Over. It’s time to Register!

September 28, 2014

Le Auto Grange

Tyler, Texas

supporting the

Ron Wakefield Scholarship in Automotive Technology

Tyler Junior College

with special guests

Ron Wakefield and Vic Elford

Tickets and information at

High Performance D.E.

Sponsored By:

Registration Begins August 6 th at 8am

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Cliff’s Ramblings: Motorsports PCA Style

By Cliff Blackshear

My daughter took the shot below

at Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

in May. I was there working in

Tech Inspection, a task I have been

enjoying locally at the Maverick

gig for a little over a decade. I

have found that I absolutely love

this task, as it gives me a really

unusual perspective of the entire event. I’m a

natural born observer, always watching others to see

how they deal with moment-to-moment events.

Photos by Layla Blackshear

to a car and to have the driver stand there telling

me about what happened is interesting. I see

the car and my little technician mind considers

the amount of impact damage, g-forces involved,

and how well the safety equipment worked.

This really hit me a few years ago at Sebring.

I was there helping a group of our Mav Tex Spec Box

folks. I wrote extensively about that event in a previous

column. I have to say that looking at Thomas Jones’

car that day really hit me hard about safety requirement

mandates. He was simply standing there next

to the car ready to help get it repaired for the next

day – the whole left side ripped off. Major front end

impact damage as well. A mark on the seat halo from

debris, just inches from where his head had been.

That cage, net, seat integrity, harness anchoring – and

in that situation I strongly believe the arm restraints

– were very active participants in his well-being. In

this case the crash was due to no error on his part.

Yet it happened and he walked away unharmed.

Moving on . . .

Going through the rigors of a Club Race Tech Inspection

It was an interesting experience having multiple cars

sent to “Scales” after a heavily-contested qualifying

session on a near 100 degree day at Eagles Canyon a

few years ago. I was immediately sympathetic for the

drivers. Their cool suit systems were running out of

ice. They were covered in sweat. Their dispositions

when arriving ran the gamut. Some were unhappy with

the stint’s outcome. Possibly angry with another driver,

disappointed with their personal effort, concerned

about a mechanical issue, it could be many things.

Some were completely relaxed, tired and happy.

As drivers exit the track, a sign is put up saying

“Scales” or something else that sends them my way.

I want to make this go quickly for them: have ready

a bottle of water for each driver; roll them over the

scale efficiently; simply try to help in every way. Yet it

is important to make sure everyone is legal for their

class – and more importantly – safe. If we are checking

safety equipment I become most interested.

I have been involved in repairing the cars after

a bad shunt more than once. To see the damage

You know what is the best part of working

Tech? It is meeting so many cool people. My

daughter went nuts when this driver (above)

came through inspection. Remember Atari?

If you do not, I bet you have kids that do.

The drivers’ meetings are always interesting.

Track conditions are usually discussed. Any specific

concerns a driver may have can arise in the

meetings: questions about which sprint establishes

points, or starting positions usually come

up. I find that the folks at the podium are working

hard to keep everyone safe and informed.

10 August

Drivers’ meeting

Interaction at every level can be fun to observe. Just

look at these three characters (below). I use that term

with great fondness for these folks.

a good finish. I have seen someone managing a driver,

sending him out over and over again on marginal

tires, making him get his best under those conditions,

with the serious good-grip tires set aside. Seat

time under adverse conditions, observed and timed,

calculating this into a race. It made sense to me.

At the end of a race day, everyone goes home and

simply salivates for the next “Hot track/cars on course

warm up session.” It is so much about that release of all

else in life and just concentrating on doing something

exhilarating. Something on the maximum edge of

concentration, something requiring study, care about

detail, preparation, and ultimately execution of all

involved down to millisecond decisions on the track.

It feels like a great big family at the track to me.


Everyone helps everyone. If someone breaks down

and needs an unusual part, everybody that sees their

dilemma will do anything to help find the part. Or if

an extra hand or tool is needed, that is not a problem.

If a driver is struggling with a certain corner at the

track, trying to find a better entry, or possibly entertaining

a car setup change to remedy the issue, people

are ready to give away valuable information and help

them be quicker. Ok, most of the time that happens.

Tires are always an interesting subject at the track.

Track temperatures have so much impact. I have

watched folks hone a set into the “sweet spot” during

practice, then remove the wheel/tire set, and

put them aside for the most important race, with

pressures noted down to the 1/10 (or less) psi. Then

on race day, the conditions can be so different that

suddenly the car does not rotate on command, rotates

way too much with input, or perhaps the driver

overheats them chasing someone, and they go away

completely losing proper grip. Warming the tires up

and maintaining them during the race is so pivotal to

The diversity

of classes and

people in PCA


is incredibly

interesting . . .


12 August

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Commentary from the Left Seat: The French Kid

By Robert L. Turner

Editor’s Note: Rob Turner is author

of The Driver, a Marc Lange series

of novels (available through Amazon),

and member of

Maverick Region.

My Mom

and Step-

Dad sent

me over to France

in 1969 to stay

with his parents

for a while. They thought, correctly,

that it would be a great cultural

experience (it was), and I might

learn a think or two (I did). Who

knows, I might even learn to speak

French (I did that too). I had met

them one time each in ’68 when

they came over to check out this

American woman and boy who had

married into the family. They were

nice; they brought me presents and

a lot of treats. I finished my school

year, and my parents promptly put

me on a Boeing 707 (by myself no

less) and sent me over the pond.

My Step-Dad worked for TWA,

so I got to fly first class. Back then

there was probably a thick fog of

cigarette smoke and worldly Jet

Setters sitting up near the front

of the plane. But on that jet I was

a star, a brave little kid travelling

by himself. The Stewardesses

(yes back then they were called

Stewardess) swooned and fawned

over me the whole flight over. If

only I had been 10 years older . . .

but it is doubtful that they would

have spread the same affections

for a scruffy teen. But a nine-yearold?

Man it was great -- an endless

supply of Coca-Cola and a smile.

Arriving at the Paris Orly airport,

some nice lady took me through

customs into the arrival area AND

there was nobody there to meet me.

I immediately started crying; I wanted

to go home. The poor woman

did not know what to do. Then, off

14 August

in the distance we heard a noise,

someone shouting my name. I

looked and saw two tiny legs running

as fast as they could in heels.

It reminded me of a short terrier

dog; that fast, frantic, almost stiff

motion. As she came closer I could

see she was crying too. It was my

Mameé. I ran to her and hugged her

tight. There had been an accident

on the highway and she was stuck

in traffic. She was sorry she was

late. Relieved, the woman handed

her my documents and we left.

He nailed the throttle to pass

a slow moving truck, and as

he did it, the Chevelle hit a

bump. The shock jolted me,

and I swallowed the candy

whole, getting it stuck in

my wind pipe – I could not

breathe. I started to panic. He

looked at me and instinctively

knew something was wrong.

She drove a white Renault 8. This

tiny French sedan was slow and

boxy -- it felt little even to me. She

opened up the hood and dropped

my baggage inside. Where was the

motor, I asked her? In the rear,

she said. The windows did not roll

down in the back; they slid side

to side . . . but only part ways. I

thought that was strange. But she

drove it with such verve, rowing

the spindly gear lever and stomping

on the throttle. It was like

she was asking the car to give her

everything it had . . . too bad it did

not have very much to begin with.

We arrived at their flat in Paris,

although to call it a flat or apartment

did not do it justice. It took

up the whole floor of a Mid-19th

Century building. It was in le 7`eme

(7th) Arrondissement in Paris. From

what I understand, it is like a

tony Park Ave New York address,

but nicer, much nicer. They had

whole wings they did not even

use. They had maids that cooked,

maids that cleaned, even maids

that cooked and cleaned for the

other maids. It was pretty posh . . .

Every morning I had breakfast

with my Papa on the balcony overlooking

the Champs du Mars with

the Tour de Eiffel as our backdrop.

I had absolutely no clue how good

I had it. To duplicate that life style

today would cost something very

close to a third world country’s

entire GDP. Ahh, Papa – the Boss,

the Dictator, the Commander in

Chief, a captain of French industry,

he knew it all. And if he did not, it

was such a triviality that it simply

did not matter. He had married

Mameé in 1935 and she came with

a dowry of $1M (in 1935 dollars;

$17.3M today!). He took that

money and made a fortune. His

company manufactured most of the

commercial typeset for the French

market. And he sold it for a huge

profit before he retired and typeset

went electronic (he was no dummy

either; he knew a massive change

in the market was coming). When

Papa spoke or made a pronouncement

(which he frequently did)

everyone took note, or with natural

Gallic disdain, at least pretended to.

And . . . he had this crazy car (you

knew I would get around to it at

some point, right?). It was a 1967

Chevy Chevelle SS 396 convertible

with white body, white top, and a

red interior. It was loud and fast,

and for France at that time, such

an “in your face” statement. It was

Papa’s way of thumbing his very

large Gallic nose at French automo-

tive common sense. It screamed

money, as in “I can afford the gas

and you can’t.” He would drive it

one-half a block to the Tabac for

some cigarettes or a paper, leave

the car running outside and then

drive the half-block back. He loved

that car; it was so . . . American.

And of course I drove with him

the whole half-block, both ways.

I gotta say though: I was terrified

of the man. He had this deep

gravelly voice and such a stern

look. He always wore a suit, even

at dinner, and when he spoke to

me I listened closely for fear I

might forget something he said.

Later in the summer, Mameé told

me that I would have to drive with

him (by myself) from Cannes back

to Paris. I was mortified. To keep

me placated, he sat a whole bag of

Bon-bons in my lap and told me

to have as many as I wanted. As

he chained smoked our way back

to Paris, I ate piece after piece.

Until I started eating a lemon

one. He nailed the throttle to pass

a slow moving truck, and as he

did it, the Chevelle hit a bump.

The shock jolted me, and I swallowed

the candy whole, getting it

stuck in my wind pipe – I could

not breathe. I started to panic.

He looked at me and instinctively

knew something was wrong.

Pulling over to the shoulder of the

highway, Papa quickly got out of

the car and walked around to the

passenger side. He literally pulled

me up and over the door (since

of course the convertible top was

down AND, as you can imagine,

there were no seatbelts) and gave

me one huge open handed slap on

the back. It dislodged the candy

and sent it flying to the ground,

breaking into tiny shards. I took

a deep breath and started crying.

He hugged me tenderly telling me

everything was going to be okay. He

also suggested that maybe, just maybe,

try not to eat the lemon ones.

I looked up to him with tears in

my eyes and knew everything was

going to be fine. Looking at his

watch, he said we needed to move

tres vite (very fast) or we would be

late for dinner back in Paris. He

hated being late for dinner . . .

The Chevelle shot forward once

again, it’s mighty 396 cu in. V-8

engine screaming its brutal song.

But for the rest of the trip to

Paris, I left the rest of the candy

in the bag. Better not to press

one’s luck too much . . . . And we

did make it on time for dinner.

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2014 Porsche Parade: Maverick Region Was There In Force!

By Carey Spreen

16 August

A ‘Parade




always a little different

from a Parade

in any other part

of the country.

Perhaps it’s the

weather, or the scenery, or the caroriented

culture that the Left Coast

seems to encourage, but more likely

it’s the fact that there are Porsches

present at a California Parade that

you will not see anywhere else. The

Golden State seems to be where old

Porsches go, not to die, but to live

on, and even have a second childhood.

It is still not all that unusual to see

356s and 912s driven on the streets,

and even in autocross events, where

914s still hold their own. Vintage

Porsche race car collections dot the

California landscape like windmills

and oil wells permeate Texas.

The 2014 edition of the Porsche Parade,

held in and around Monterey,

was no exception to the California

Parade “rule.” In spite of the distance

from Maverick Region (over

1600 miles), more than 60 members

of our region attended. Not only

that, but many of us competed and


So herewith, accompanying a few

photos of the Parade, are the results

for events in which Mavericks (and a

few others) showed their stuff!


Preparation Group, Class PP05S

7th Place: Frank and Bobbie Briggs,

1995 993

Preparation Group, Class PP06S

23rd Place: Tom and Barb Minnella,

2002 996 TT

Preservation Group, Class PS05F

2nd Place: Don and Harriet Sebert,

1993 RS America


Unequipped Navigational, Class


20th Place: Myra Sutton (Driver), Jerry

Sutton (Navigator), 2012 Cayenne

Unequipped Plus, Class R04

14th Place: Don Breithaupt (Driver),

Carey Spreen (Navigator), 2014 Boxster


Showroom Stock, Class S02M

2nd Place: Travis Howard,

2003 Boxster

Showroom Stock, Class S02L

1st Place: Robyn Howard,

2003 Boxster

Showroom Stock, Class S08M

3rd Place: Denny Payne, 2008 911

Showroom Stock, Class S11M

5th Place: Jerry Sutton,

2012 Cayenne

Showroom Stock, Class S11L

1st Place: Myra Sutton,

2012 Cayenne

Production, Class P06M

1st Place: Ed Mayo, 1972 911S

Production, Class P07M

1st Place: Carey Spreen, 1982 911SC

Production, Class P07L

2nd Place: Sue Crimm, 1982 911SC

Progressed, Class I04M

3rd Place: James Shoffit,

1978 911SC

Progressed, Class I04L

3rd Place: Wendy Shoffit,

1978 911SC

Progressed, Class I04L

5th Place: Jasmine Shoffit,

1978 911SC

Special note: Jasmine is 17 years

old and ran as an entrant in the

Junior Participation Program!

Photos by Linda Bambina and Carey Spreen



356 Model Range, Class Q01M

5th Place: Alan Bambina

914 Model Range, Class Q06M

4th Place: Carey Spreen

6th Place: Travis Howard


Overall, 2 People

11th Place: Bob and Linda Knight

13th Place: George and Dee


29th Place: Jerry and Myra Sutton


Crafts, Amateur

2nd Place: Alan Bambina



2nd Place Team: Chris and Ann

Christensen (Maverick) and Ed

and Tracey Gross (Hill Country)



Class V, Regions with over 800


2nd Place: Slipstream, Carey Spreen

(in a tie with Connecticut Valley Region)



Jack Merrell, Longhorn Region

(San Antonio) Hey, he’s in Zone 5

-- close enough!

Congratulations to all competitors,

and a special thanks from me to

everyone that has contributed to

Slipstream -- a part of that Newsletter

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Autocross and Time Trial Series: May and June Results

By Sue Crimm

Back In May

I attended

the Autocross


and a week later

my first Autocross,

and my life will

never be the

same! The Autocross Academy,

is designed to let you experience

what your car is designed for and

what its limits are. It also gives you

a firm foundation for what cars

can and can’t do on the road, so if

you ever get in a tight spot you can

handle it. We practiced braking

without locking the wheels, knowing

where the corners of your car

are so you can negotiate a slalom

course, and most fun -- using the

throttle to control your steering

on a skid pad. To borrow a phrase

from reigning Autocross queen

Wendy Shoffit: “It’s the most fun

you can have with your clothes on!”

The next weekend I attended a

full Autocross: no exercises, just

driving! Travis and Robyn have this

thing down to a science. You arrive,

get signed in, have your car inspected,

and get in line to do your timed

Results Compiled by Dean! Yamada

runs. It’s amazing to watch the first

group of Autocrossers negotiate the

course and then make refinements

after each circuit to end up several

seconds faster on their final run!

The best part is the camaraderie of

the competitors. Some of them

have it in their blood and have

been racing for twenty or more

years. Others are newer to the

sport, but however long they have

been Autocrossing, they welcome

newcomers with open arms and are

excited to share this fantastically

fun sport!

Autocross 2, Pennington Field

Class Car# Name Driving Fastest

1 45 Myra Sutton 2012 Porsche Cayenne (Jet Green Metallic) 40.315

1 54 Jerry Sutton 2012 Porsche Cayenne (Jet Green Metallic) 40.393

2 914 Betty Perrine 1974 Porsche 914 (Orange) 39.112

3 245 Denny Payne 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 38.833

4 14 Roy Clingman 1974 Porsche 914-­‐6 (Red) 37.878

4 644 Wesley Lincoln 1994 Porsche 911 (Green) 38.402

4 25 Clay Perrine 1973 Porsche 914 (Red) 38.750

5 590 Carey Spreen 1982 Porsche 911SC (Guards Red) 36.230

5 65 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 37.702

5 90 Sue Crimm 1982 Porsche 911SC (Guards Red) 40.032

6 5 Garry Pearson 2008 Porsche Cayman S (Black) 39.914

7 196 Cody Sears 1974 Porsche 914 (Red) 35.024

7 7 Douglas Edney 1999 Porsche 911 (Black) 39.933

9 164 Wendy Shoffit 1978/Black Porsche 911SC (White Camo) 35.151

9 64 James Shoffit 1978/Black Porsche 911SC (White Camo) 35.331

9 39 Leif Peterson 2007 Porsche Cayman S (Black) 37.177

9 641 Jasmine Shoffit 1978/Black Porsche 911SC (White Camo) 42.427

10 91 Rick Gonzales 1974 Porsche 914 (black) 34.393

10 151 John Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 36.937

10 15 Gary Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 37.903

1.X 17 John Clark 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 34.538

1.X 49 Ryan Monheim 1994 Mazda Miata (Montego Blue) 34.763

1.X 74 Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 35.883

1.X 4 Gerry Terranova 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 36.320

1.X 121 Jerrett Jan 2007 Mazda Miata (stormy mica blue) 36.391

1.X 21 Lorin Stolz 2007 Mazda Miata (stormy mica blue) 37.040

1.X 24 Brooks Oakley 1994 Mazda Miata (White) 37.703

1.X 67 Robert Jackson 1967 Volvo 122 Amazon (Silver) 39.064

1.X 94 Travis Howard 1996 Mazda Miata (Green) 39.501

2.X 18 Armstrong Vongsavath 2005 Honda S2000 (Gray) 34.155

2.X 8 Tom Monheim 2005 Honda S2000 (Gray) 34.824

2.X 214 Sam Graff 2010 Subaru WRX (Black) 35.497

2.X 12 Brandon Slater 2011 Subaru WRX (blue) 35.641

2.X 13 Jeffrey Walker-­‐Medina 2009 Nissan 370z (Black) 35.903

2.X 227 Chris Mancha 2010 Subaru sti (white) 36.258

2.X 112 Jeremy Ault 2011 Subaru Imprezza WRX (Blue) 36.335

2.X 1 Alex Montminy 2007 Saturn Sky (Grey) 37.211

2.X 95 Bryan Buckley 2013 Ford Focus ST (Tangerine Scream) 37.355

2.X 70 Blanton Payne 2014 Hyundai Veloster (White) 37.854

2.X 81 Jeff Herrmann 2011 Nissan 370Z Nismo (Gun Metallic) 38.089

2.X 19 Jim Bunch 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-­‐5 (Tungstun Gry) 38.181

2.X 142 Eric McGill 1998 BMW 323iS (Alpine) 38.515

2.X 42 Ashlea Brooks 1998 BMW 323iS (Alpine) 39.326

2.X 29 Tim Eames 2009 BMW 335i Sedan (Gray) 39.795

2.X 9 Michael Busby 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen (Red) 40.618

2.X 71 Sara Lucas 2013 Ford Focus ST (Blue) 43.225

3.X 111 Ken Orgeron 2011 BMW M3 (White) 34.868

3.X 131 Robert Jones 2003 chevrolet Corvette (Blue) 35.545

3.X 77 Erik Thomas 2000 dodge viper (black) 36.622

3.X 92 Cory Nix 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (White) 38.526

Autocross 4, Pennington Field

Class Car# Name Driving Fastest

1 9 Betty Perrine 1974 Porsche 914 (Orange) 35.834

3 5 Ed Mayo 1973 Porsche 911 (Silver) 33.213

3 245 Denny Payne 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 34.986

3 246 Joyce Rositas 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 36.900

4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914 (Lime Green) 34.674

4 644 Wesley Lincoln 1994 Porsche 911 (Green) 35.725

4 57 Joel Nannis 1975 Porsche 911 (Yellow) 35.937

4 24 Clay Perrine 1973 Porsche 914 (Red) 37.008

4 52 Anna Zimmermann 1996 Porsche 993 C4 (black) 38.444

4 6 Steve Hensley 1975 Porsche 914 (Green) 38.901

5 14 Mark Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914/2.0 (LIME GREEN) 33.694

5 65 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 34.795

5 27 Kevin Lewellen 1995 Porsche 911 (Polar Silver) 35.526

5 17 Todd Coon 1985 Porsche 911 (Clr) 36.014

6 23 Tom Leavitt 1996 Porsche 993 (Silver) 35.325

6 51 Erik Holt 1996 Porsche 911 (White) 36.152

6 175 Ben Connelly 19xx Porsche 911 (Maroon) 41.544

7 196 Cody Sears 1974 Porsche 914 (Red) 31.998

7 11 Brian Ogle 2006 Porsche Cayman S (Wht) 35.492

7 7 Douglas Edney 1999 Porsche 911 (Black) 36.416

7 66 Michael Colyer 2007 Porsche Cayman S (Silver) 38.107

7 486 Jim Falgout 2003 Porsche 911 (Seal Gray) 39.486

9 91 Rick Gonzales 1974 Porsche 914 (black) 32.549

10 151 John Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 33.741

10 15 Gary Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 35.225

1.X 172 Jerrett Jan 1993 Mazda Miata (Undie White) 32.488

1.X 42 James Schwan 1990 Mazda Miata (Red) 33.308

1.X 21 lorin stolz 2007 Mazda Miata (stormy mica blue) 33.835

1.X 72 Michael Holzmann 1993 Mazda Miata (White) 36.642

3.X 78 Greg Scherer 1978 Pontiac Trans Am (Gold) 36.382

20 August

Time Trial 1, MineralRing

Class Car# Name Driving Fastest

3 245 Denny Payne 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 72.886

3 246 Joyce Rositas 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 83.095

4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914 (Lime Green) 74.849

4 23 Tom Leavitt 1983 Porsche 944 (Tan) 75.117

5 14 Mark Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914/2.0 (LIME GREEN) 73.802

5 65 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 74.245

7 78 Curtis Frisbie 2004 RGT RUF (Blue) 70.127

8 39 Jim Hedderick 2001 Porsche Boxster S (Silver) 70.124

9 81 Jeff Herrmann 1987 Porsche 951 (Blue) 84.999

10 550 Richard Diller 1972 Porsche 911S (Red) 70.282

1.X 41 David Whitener 1990 Honda CRX (White) 68.817

1.X 75 Nathan Wainwright 2002 Mazda Miata (Red) 68.821

1.X 17 John Clark 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 70.207

1.X 74 Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 71.628

1.X 20 Tan Nguyen 1994 Mazda Miata (poop) 72.195

1.X 9 Gerry Terranova 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 73.621

1.X 27 Jeff Lee 1994 Mazda Miata (Poop) 74.119

1.X 94 Travis Howard 1996 Mazda Miata (Green) 74.454

1.X 38 Chris Thai 1996 Mazda Miata (Blue) 76.519

2.X 24 Sam Graff 2010 Subaru WRX (Black) 69.932

Autocross 3, MineralRing

Class Car# Name Driving Fastest

3 245 Denny Payne 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 87.45

3 246 Joyce Rositas 1987 Porsche 924S (Red) 94.779

4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914 (Lime Green) 87.552

4 644 Wesley Lincoln 1994 Porsche 911 (Green) 88.859

5 14 Mark Schnoerr 1974 Porsche 914/2.0 (LIME GREEN) 85.806

5 65 Robyn Howard 2003 Porsche Boxster (Blue) 91.29

6 22 Charles Frahm 1983 Porsche 944 (White) 95.55

10 15 Gary Leto 1972 Porsche 914 (Green) 90.724

1.X 17 John Clark 1999 Mazda Miata (Green) 79.36

1.X 41 David Whitener 1990 Honda CRX (White) 81.408

1.X 74 Gabby Garner 1995 Mazda Miata (Merlot Mica) 83.685

1.X 4 Grant Watkins 1988 Honda Crx (White) 83.94

1.X 21 lorin stolz 2007 Mazda Miata (stormy mica blue) 84.528

1.X 90 Zach Lemoine 2013 Scion Fr-­‐s (grey) 86.022

1.X 94 Travis Howard 1996 Mazda Miata (Green) 87.512

1.X 190 Daniel Frank 2013 Scion Fr-­‐S (grey) 90.468

1.X 45 Andrew Tabone 2002 Mazda Miata (Silver) 92.572

2.X 1 Ryan Monheim 2005 Honda S2000 (Silver) 80.017

2.X 75 Iain Peebles 2001 Honda S2000 (silver) 80.592

2.X 175 Armstrong Vongsavath 2004 Honda S2000 (Sebring Silver) 81.73

2.X 18 Tom Monheim 2005 Honda S2000 (Gray) 81.946

2.X 42 Sam Graff 2010 Subaru WRX (Black) 82.283

2.X 11 Lawson Crain 1998 BMW M3 (Red) 86.211

2.X 19 Jim Bunch 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-­‐5 (Tungstun Gry) 89.857

3.X 8 Jonathan Altschul 2002 Honda S2000 (Red) 82.305

3.X 131 Robert Jones 2003 chevrolet Corvette (Blue) 82.748

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By John Hamilton, Region President

Our Maverick Region

Raffle for a one-year

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January of this year. The

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Shortly after they won, they custom-ordered

their 2015 Porsche Macan S from sponsor

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months of waiting for the newest model from

Porsche (which is being called the big brother

to the 911) to be built and arrive, they were

presented with their new Macan S on Saturday,

July 5 at the dealership. Congratulations

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24 August

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Maverick Monthly Social: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

By Michael Manley



Social was another

blast. I’m

not sure how many

showed up, but it

was a bunch; I’m

guessing 50 or so.

BJ’s in Plano did

a great job with

hospitality and everyone had a great


New members Jim and Linda

Strand (left) with Stephanie Ho

and Karen and Ed Reynolds

What I’m really looking forward to

seeing though, is everyone showing

up with a genuine, official, honest-

Sunday Drive Guys Brendan

Eagan and John Harvey with Tom

Martin and Jouni Hiltunen

to-goodness Maverick Region

nametag. You can get them at mav. for only 14 bucks.

They are super slick and come with

a magnetic attachment so you don’t

have to punch holes in your favorite

Porsche shirt just to wear a nametag.

You can put your name, where

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Ho

Jon and Saundra Hamel with

new member Fernando Padilla

donations are accepted. The 968

could use a new exhaust system.

Here’s a challenge: let’s shoot for

The cool thing I keep noticing

is more and more new members.

And they keep coming back! That

speaks volumes about how friendly

(and social) our members are. I

don’t remember seeing so many

new faces and stick-on nametags

since Barbie and I were newbies

over a year ago. Stephanie did

a great job of improvising with

Post-Its to label attendees.

Judy and Mike Brodigan with

new member David Temming

you live, and you can list up to two,

count ‘em two, of your Porsches

right on the tag! How cool is that?

It’s a great conversation starter. And

before you ask: no, I’m not getting

a piece of the action. However, all

New members Chris Reedy

and Todd Coon

getting 75 attendees next time at

the Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar.

Everyone call their Porsche loving

buds and get them in the game.

Maybe we’ll run out of nametags

and Stephanie will have to break

out the Post-Its again!

New members Edward Tung and

Henry Rosenbohm with Membership

Chairs Tom and Susan Froehlich

and Susan and Brendan Eagan

26 August

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28 August


6407 Colleyville Blvd.

(Highway 26)

Colleyville, Texas 76034



490 Oak Bend Drive

(35E - North of Round Grove Rd.)

Lewisville, Texas 75067



111 Central Expressway North

(Inside Stacy Furniture Center)

Allen, Texas 75013



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Plano, Texas 75093



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Carrollton, Texas 75006


30 August

New Mavericks

By Susan and Tom Froehlich, Membership Co-Chairs

Ron Charles

Richardson, TX

2010 Boxster S

Mel Stanley (Sunny)

Denver, TX

2014 Cayman

Geof Ferfort

McKinney, TX

2004 911 Carrera 4S

William Bradley

Flower Mound, TX

2006 911 Carrera


Konnie Clayton

Dallas, TX

1986 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Michael Rabbass

Fort Worth, TX

2006 Cayman S

Ralph Doherty

Dallas, TX

2012 Panamera 4S

Richey Madison

Allen , TX

2007 911 Turbo

Michael DiPiero

Fort Worth, TX

1949 356

Fernando Ortiz

Fort Worth, TX

2007 Cayman S

David Temming

Dallas, TX

2015 Macan S

Chris Richter

Murphy, TX

2011 Boxster S

David Gross

Allen, TX

2008 Cayman S

Karl Villa

Red Oak, TX

1987 924S

Sam Palmgren

Frisco, TX

2014 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Philip Steed

Plano, TX

2011 911 Carrera

Les Francisco

Benbrook, TX

2001 Boxster

Save the flash!

Flashing your high beams at

fellow Porsche drivers is a

time-honored tradition . . .

keep the flash alive!

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

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contact the Froehlichs at

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,456

Affiliate Members ~ 911

Total Membership ~ 2,367

Transfers in:

Donald Adam

Flower Mound, TX

Michael Primeaux

Flower Mound, TX

David Hull

Richmond, TX

Peter Roberts

Irving, TX

Anniversaries: July and August

40 Years

Milton Barley (Sheila) Fort Worth

35 Years

Douglas Johnson (Millie) Denton

Randall Kara Fort Worth

30 Years

Philip Guthrie (Beverly) Dallas

25 Years

Christopher Hart

20 Years

Ernest Conrad (Deborah) Ovilla

Robert Neumeier Irving

15 Years

Randy Watson (Tess) Weatherford

Toby Pennycuff (Reagan) Dallas

Jeff Herrmann (Lisa Gaffney) Florence

Charles Brodnax

Chuck Machala


10 Years

Shawn Mobley (Kelly) McKinney

Bryan Corbell (Joy) Arlington

Michael Langford Dallas

Weldon Johnson Fort Worth

Michael Holloway

5 Years

Ed Mullenix (Donna) Plano

George Wright (Patti) Dallas

Jeff Wier


Roy Whitehead (Elizabeth)Dallas

Scott Lamb (Jeanette) Tyler

John Young


Chuck Heflin (Lisa) Fort Worth

Ronnie Gyure Rockwall

John Malonis Ft Worth

Ray Nannis (Misty Oropeza) Dallas

David King


Ram Vasantharajan

(Srikanth Krishnan) Plano

Troy Freiburg (Serena) Azle



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For Sale: 1996 911 Carrera Cabriolet,

Midnight Dark Blue metallic paint, Provence light

blue INTERIOR leather; OEM canvas unlatchingfolding

convertible top in original like-new condition,

Tiptronic, paddle shift on steering wheel, 282 HP;

only 48,277 original miles! Sport suspension, digital

sound w/in dash CD, automatic speed control; vented

disc brakes w/ABS, 18” Wheels w/Technology Rims,

265/35 ZR18 Tires, OEM wheel cover emblems,

speed activated rear spoiler, power windows & seats;

locks, keyless entry; alarm, full factory gauge package

including tach and 180mph speedo, book manuals,

clean Carfax; it’s that kind of collector Porsche! No

damage history. Garage kept, dealer maintained.

New Porsche Battery, oil and fluids + flush. $48,500.

Contact Joy at 281-222-2176 or (08)

For Sale: 1987 944 Turbo, complete car roller and

separate motor ready for install. Car is red over blk,

motor has 167k miles and was running great when

removed for V8 conversion car. $4000 for car and

motor, may sell separately if needed. Contact Sean@ 817-929-7259 cell/text. (08)

For Sale: 2001 Carrera, Black w/ black interior

and black painted wheels. 63,000 miles/inspection

done. 6-speed/sun roof/upgraded control arms/toe in/

ceramic brakes/extra set of wheels. Great for street

and/or DE, $23,000. Contact Bud @ 214-202-3390.


For Sale: 2005 Boxster S, Arctic Silver w/

black top and black interior. Original owner, daily

driver, dealer maintained with all records. 6MT, 19”

Carrera Classics, Bi-Xenons, sport steering wheel,

sport shifter, factory chrome exhaust tip. Complete

with both keys, original window sticker, certificate

of authenticity, etc. Never tracked, raced or abused.

See photos for door dings and mild wheel rash - 108K

miles daily driver, after all! Transaction to close when

my Boxster GTS arrives first week of September 2014.

Asking $16,900. (07)

For Sale: 1996 996 Cabriolet, Midnight Blue

exterior with blue fabric top, Sand/tan interior

leather. Single Maverick region owner, 49,800 miles.

Additional hard top and wind defector. Rear main

seal, intermediate bearing and clutch new. GT 2 and

3 suspension. B & B Tri-flow headers and exhaust.

$27,000. Contact Bruce Hecht, 214.365.2712 Direct,

214.769.5576 Cell, or (07)

For Sale: 2004 Boxster S, Lapis Blue Metallic

with Graphite Grey leather interior, power seat

package, Bose sound package, Xenon headlamp

package, Tiptronic S, 18” Turbo Look II wheels

and Porsche Stability Management, 14,434 miles.

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

817-929-8737 (cell), or (06)

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

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

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

manuals. Last maintenance done by Autobahn. Asking

$9K. Can provide pics. Contact Faye at flparkhill@ or (817) 807-5658. (06)

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

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

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

battery, $21,000. Contact 817-692-1479. (06)

For Sale: 2008 Boxster Limited Edition, VIN

WP0CA29848U710389, 8400 miles, manual trans,

Orange/Black, Cruise Control, Leather Heated Seats,

Power Mirrors, Rear Window Defroster, Side Curtain

Airbags, Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel. This is the


world. NO blemishes, absolutely PERFECT! If you

do not want the most pristine 2008 Porsche Boxster

Limited Edition -- do not call. CarFax available.

Porsche wind stop, Sport Chrono package, Bose

High End sound package, floor mats interior cover,

black w/Alcantara seat inlays, Bi-Xenon headlights

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

Douglass, 214-649-9105 (06)

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

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

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 12

Eagles Canyon Raceway (940) 466-9775 Page 23

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 25

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

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 15

Goodie Store Page 32

Hoosier Tires Direct .com (515) 203-3503 Page 28

Innovative Autosports (972) 418-1996 Page 30

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 22

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

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 21

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 25

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 27

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Page 13, 18

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 27

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RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 21

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

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Sorted Out Organizing Services (713) 724-9543 Page 28

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

Tomato Werks Detailing (956) 453-5515 Page 30

The UPS Store (972) 420-1250 Page 25

Ussery Printing (972) 438-8344 Page 30

Yard Art Page 29

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