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Volume 53, Issue 12, December 2015

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Departments

Zone 5 Presidents..........................................1

Shifting Gears (President’s Column).............2

Maverick of the Month.................................2

List of Officers and Board Chairs.................4

Maverick Minutes.........................................6

New Mavericks and Anniversaries................9

Unclassifieds...............................................34

Advertiser Index..........................................34

Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)...........36

Features

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

“... it’s the People”.......................................10

Five Speed Chatter......................................12

Rennscape..............................................................18

The Tub Club..........................................................23

Concours on the Avenue.......................................30

Upcoming Events

Hope Holiday Party.......................................7

December Board Meeting.............................7

All Member Party.......................................11

Maverick Lunch Series...............................15

Past Event Recaps

Autocross Update........................................13

Saturday Drive............................................14

Driving to the Spirits Rally.........................16

Maverick Social: Love & War in Texas.......26

December

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31

Day December

2 Board Meeting

8 Lewisville Lunch

12 Hope House Christmas Celebration

17 No Mav Social this month

24 No Richardson/Southlake

Lunches this month

Day February

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

18 Mav Social: TBD

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

27-28 Driver’s Education 1: MSR

Driving Event Venues

COTA Circuit of the Americas, Austin

ECR Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell

LSP Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie

MMS Mesquite Memorial Stadium, Mesquite

MSR MotorSport Ranch, Cresson

MW Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

January

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

Day January

6 Board Meeting

12 Lewisville Lunch

21 No Mav Social this month

23 All Member Party

28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

Day March

2 Board Meeting

8 Lewisville Lunch

17 Mav Social: TBD

24 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

On the Cover: Rennsport

Reunion V was a great way to

see many historic Porsche race

cars back on the track.

Photo by Paul Moseley

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ARK-LA-TEX

Kirk Bristol

kbristol911@gmail.com

COASTAL BEND

Bryan Kerrick

2015 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

LONE STAR

Michael Globe

president@lsrpca.com

MARDI GRAS

Rick Payton

rpayton35@aol.com

OZARK

John Bullen

johnc8551@yahoo.com

WHISKEY BAY

Henry Carter

hjcarterod@gmail.com

CIMARRON

Randy Kaplin

rwkaplin@swbell.net

HILL COUNTRY

Robert Price

president@hcrpca.org

LONGHORN

Jack Merrell

president@longhornpca.org

MAVERICK

Jim Falgout

president@mavpca.org

WAR BONNET

Grady Buckhalter

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gmail.com

WHITE RIVER

Leonard Zechiedrich

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gmail.com

ZONE 5 REP

Lynn Friedman

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Shifting Gears: Founders’ Day and Another Year is a Wrap

By Jim Falgout, Region President

As I sit on the deck of our beach

house listening to the surf and

feeling the breeze, life is good.

You could have had the opportunity

to enjoy this also if you had gone to

Founders’ Day. One of our members

had the winning bid on a weekend

at our beach house. There were several

other very nice items offered in the silent auction

during the event. The proceeds benefit the Huffaker-

Hughes Hope House, one of our charities. Steve Krysil,

of Porsche Cars North America, gave us some interesting

insight into Porsche’s victory at Le Mans. There was

also a display of the photo contest entries which were

very well done, and we were able to vote for the People’s

Choice. There was also excellent food and great camaraderie.

Next year, put the Founders’ Day event on your

calendar as a must-do.

Of course, this is the time of year when there are several

events that require our time and attention: holidays

and end of year activities at work. I want to briefly recap

the successes of your club. As of the end of October, we

had over 2,500 members! Your club is in a very strong

financial position. We have overcome the loss of a significant

member who contributed greatly to our track

events. We have adopted an additional charity, the Boot

Campaign, which helps veterans. Our Drivers’ Education

Program has been successful. We had two successful

Club Races, one at COTA and one at MotorSport Ranch.

Our monthly socials have been very well attended. The

Saturday/Sunday drives have drawn many attendees as

have our monthly socials. Our Rally program has been

successfully revived.

All of these successes have been made possible because

of the time and talents that members have contributed

in each area. Now to make it easier to volunteer,

we have a chairperson for volunteers. So if

someone wants to volunteer and does not know

where they can help, the volunteer chairperson

can guide them. Jim Gallegos is that chairperson.

Next month I will be talking about exciting

programs we are planning for 2016.

Your club officers for this coming year were

elected at Founders’ Day as follows:

President: Jim Falgout (incumbent)

Vice President: David Robertson

Treasurer: Richard Solomon (incumbent)

Secretary: Wendy Shoffit (incumbent)

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on this challenge and made it very successful. Don Sebert

and George Luxbacher have done a great job and

deserve sharing Mav of the Month honors.

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President

Jim Falgout

president@mavpca.org

Jim joined Maverick Region in August,

2008. He drives a 2003 996, which is

the third Porsche he has owned. Jim

enjoys attending Maverick Region

social and driving events.

POSITION CHAIRPERSON

AX Chair Wesley Lincoln

TT Chair Travis Howard

TT Registrar Robyn Howard

AX/TT Rules Travis Howard

AX/TT Schools Robyn Howard

Charity Chair Chris Hamilton

Club Race Co-Chairs Jim Buckley

Pat Heptig

Joel Nannis

Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit

Concours Chair Andy Kay

DE Chair Chris Tabor

DE Chief Drvng Instr. John Sandusky

DE Equip. Mgr. Hunter Allen

DE Registrar Wendy Shoffit

DE Sponsorship Daren Kirbo

Email List Moderator

Goodie Store Pat Friend

Histographer, Tenured Charlie Davis

Membership Susan and Tom

Froehlich

Monthly Socials Stephanie Ho

Member Welcome Chair Stephanie Ho

On-line Calendar Brendan Eagan

Past President John Hamilton

Public Relations Linda Bambina

Rally Co-Chairs Don Sebert

George Luxbacher

Safety

Joe McGlohen

Slipstream

Advertising Pat Friend

Editors Carey Spreen

Jim Hirsch

Event Ad Design Jasmine Shoffit

Mailing & Tech. Andy Mears

Printing Fran Ussery

Content Wrangler Linda Bambina

Mentor Wendy Shoffit

Social Chair Tracy Robertson

Sunday Drives Tom Martin

Neill Flood

Swap Meets Robyn Howard

Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix

Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo

Website

Denny Payne

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Vice President

Gareth Maurice

C 817-821-2940

vp@mavpca.org

Gareth still remembers the cover of

the car magazine that drew him into a

lifetime of loving cars. He spent many

afternoons riding his bike as a young

kid to the local newsstand to buy and

read everything he could. He now

owns a Midnight Blue 911S and enjoys

driving it in wonderful Texas!

Linda Bambina

214-616-1936

pr@mavpca.org

Jim Buckley

cr@mavpca.org

Charlie Davis

chuxter@1derful.info

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Brendan Eagan

calendar@mavpca.org

Neill Flood

tours@mavpca.org

Pat Friend

214-616-2477

ads@mavpca.org

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Susan & Tom Froehlich

membership@mavpca.org

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

John Hamilton

817-907-7823

jhamil3@msn.com

Pat Heptig

214-649-7907

cr@mavpca.org

Secretary

Wendy Shoffit

C 972-977-9821

secretary@mavpca.org

Wendy and husband James joined

Maverick Region in 1997, when their

daughter was only 9 months old.

Jasmine is now 18. They own 3 Porsches

including a 1978 911SC as a dedicated

racecar, which she enjoys autocrossing.

Her daily driver is a 2016 Cayman GT4.

She also serves as the PCA National

Newsletter Chair.

Jim Hirsch

972-740-7377

editor@mavpca.org

Stephanie Ho

hh@mavpca.org

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

Andy Kay

817-948-8538

concours@mavpca.org

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

daren@huckabee-inc.com

Wesley Lincoln

940-597-7152

ax@mavpca.org

George Luxbacher

rally@mavpca.org

Tom Martin

tours@mavpca.org

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

andy@mavpca.org

Ed Mullenix

972-417-0997

techcorner@mavpca.org

Please help us to keep growing!

Treasurer

Richard Solomon

C 903-530-8281

treasurer@mavpca.org

Richard joined Maverick Region in

2012 when he fulfilled a 30+ year

dream to own his first (of many) 911,

a 2009 Silver Carrera! Although fairly

new to the club, he is excited about

being more involved and meeting more

Porsche fanatics!

Joel Nannis

cr@mavpca.org

Denny Payne

webmaster@mavpca.org

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Tracy Robertson

817-944-5490

social@mavpca.org

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

john.c.sandusky@lmco.com

Don Sebert

214-613-6900

rally@mavpca.org

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

james@shoffit.com

Wendy Shoffit

972-977-9821

crreg@mavpca.org

deregistrar@mavpca.org

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Chris Tabor

817-371-4888

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Gimme a Minute: November Board Meeting

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary November 4, 2015

The meeting

began

at 6:59 pm.

President Jim Falgout

announced

our Region would

again participate

in the Club Race

at COTA in Austin in collaboration

with Lone Star and Hill Country Regions

next year. He also presented

the Treasurer’s report. The club is

in good financial standing. We have

nearly $159K available with some

Slipstream ad revenue and sponsorship

money due.

Jim also presented the Membership

report. We had another recordbreaking

month, and currently have

1616 primary and 2524 total members,

up 27 for both primary and

total members.

Safety Chair Joe McGlohen needs

all chairs to submit paperwork and

work with him. He explained the

necessity of following the Region

Procedures Manual closely, and is

working to set up a meeting early in

2016 to discuss issues that need fixing.

He later stated he would like all

paperwork submitted electronically,

if possible, and wants computer

equipment to archive them. David

Robertson made a motion to authorize

up to $300 to spend on two 1 TB

hard drives. Motion was seconded

by Don Sebert. Motion passed.

Bill Orr mentioned he helped create

the Rennsport Reunion slideshow

for display at the Founders’

Day banquet.

From the refrigerator gallery

6 December

Social Chair Tracy Robertson is

ready for Founders’ Day. Phyllis

Gallegos will be helping out. She

needs more people to sign up. She

has been working hard on the silent

auction with help from others. The

All Member Party is set for Saturday,

January 23 at Hackberry Creek

Country Club in Irving. We will also

continue having board meetings at

Hackberry next year.

Editor Jim Hirsch is again increasing

the number of Slipstreams being

printed to accommodate our growth

(up to 1800). He’ll be contributing

articles for “From the Regions” for

Panorama. He is working on calendars

and directories for sale with a

Nov 23 deadline. Tracy Robertson

made a motion to pre-order 75 directories

for sale. Linda Bambina

seconded. Motion passed. Chris Tabor

made a motion to pre-order 50

calendars for sale. Seconded by Ed

Mullenix. Motion passed.

Tech Session Chair Ed Mullenix

is planning an event on Saturday,

January 16 for a Boxster front suspension

session. He might have

another session in March about DE

tech inspections. More details to follow

on both events.

Rally Chair Don Sebert said that

the Rally to the Spirits was a big hit,

with 27 cars participating. Everyone

had a great time and had lots

of costumes to judge. Had 1st, 2nd,

and 3rd for the rally finishes and

costume contest. He is open to suggestions

for future events.

Phyllis and Jim Gallegos are looking

forward to volunteering and

have suggested creating a volunteer

core database for people who can

help out in small ways.

PR chair Linda Bambina is stepping

back to let Brenda Dranow

step forward in her place. She is finishing

up by wrangling articles and

providing lights for Founders’ Day.

She encourages volunteering, even

for the smallest tasks that help for

larger events.

Brenda Dranow is learning from

Linda and proofed her first Slipstream

while monitoring the process.

Husband Greg also helped the

club out by leading a group during

the last Sunday drive.

Monthly Social Chair Stephanie Ho

is working on the event at the Hilton

Garden Inn for a sort of Thanksgiving

celebration. It’s the last social

event of the year.

DE Chair Chris Tabor is working on

the last DE of the year in conjunction

with the Club Race. He has set

dates for next year’s DEs, with the

first one being Feb. 27-28. He’ll be

writing an article for Slipstream and

wants to have an Intro to the Track

day, perhaps during lunchtime at

one regular event. He suggested we

have another Sunday drive event

end there.

DE/CR Registrar Wendy Shoffit reported

that we have over 50 signed

up for the Club Race and nearly that

many for the DE. It should be a great

weekend. The monthly lunches continue

to be popular.

Jim Falgout finished by announcing

that November’s Mav of the

Month is Don Sebert for his excellent

rally program. Don shared his

award with our other rally meister,

George Luxbacher. Meeting was adjourned

at 8:16 PM.

Other members in attendance were

David Robertson, Cindy Bliss, and

Mike Brodigan.


OCTOBER TRIVIA

It’s Easy to Play!

Play here for fun and education

and find the answers below

OR

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 this month’s winner:

JIM HIRSCH,

getting all 5 out of 5 correct.

Jim, please contact Kirk at Zim’s

to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanks to all for playing!

1. To take its 911 Turbo Racing in the FIA’s Group 4 under 1976

Rules, Porsche had to produce and sell a minimum number of

road-going examples in a 24-month time period. How many did

they need to sell?

a. 300 b. 400 c. 500 d.600

Source: Hemmings Daily Online, 8/4/15 (http://goo.gl/bxwk79)

2. Porsche’s efforts to add forced-induction to the air-cooled 911

started back in _________. When did Porsche start production

for the 911 road cars?

a. 1968 b. 1970 c. 1972 d. 1974

Source: Hemmings Daily Online, 8/4/15 (http://goo.gl/bxwk79)

3. And at the 1974 _________ Auto Show the prototype 930 was

presented to the public for the first time. At which Auto Show

did this occur?

a. Frankfurt b. Paris c. Los Angeles d. Geneva

Source: Hemmings Daily Online, 8/4/15 (http://goo.gl/bxwk79)

4. In 1987 the Porsche Turbo for the US had to be modified

due to American Crash Test Requirements. What was the

modification?

a. Rubber bumpers like on earlier Pontiacs b. Shocks to absorb

20mph crashes c. No front mounted oil cooler d. Slant-nosed

only 930 Turbos

Source: Porsche Exclusive Museum Book, p 117

5. By 1989 Porsche needed something a bit more exclusive so

they developed the 911 Turbo S for ________ select customers.

How many were produced in 1989?

a. 10 b. 20 c. 40 d. 50

Source: Porsche Exclusive Museum Book, p 120

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

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Welcome Our New Mavericks

By Susan and Tom Froehlich, Membership Co-Chairs

Julya Billhymer

Fort Worth

1999 911 Carrera

Dan Carrozza

Plano

2008 911 Carrera 4S

Jonathan Clarke

Dallas

2008 911 Carrera

Ryan Cluck

Carrollton

2016 Cayenne

Cecily Curnyn

Fort Worth

2013 Boxster

Greg Davis

Dallas

2007 Cayman S

Michael Harvey

Dallas

2015 Cayman

David Hauck

Frisco

2015 Macan Turbo

Scott Hawkins

Dallas

2014 Cayman S

Jacob Herron

Dallas

2012 911 Carrera 4S

Jerry Hill

Argyle

2004 911 Carrera

Idris Jatoi

Colleyville

2011 Cayman S

Brad Morian

Fort Worth

2009 Boxster S

Jane Mullins

Richardson

2014 Cayenne Diesel

Mark Nagiel

McKinney

2014 911 Carrera

Albert Plunkett

Allen

1993 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet

Philip Resch

Plano

2007 Cayman

Renee Schollmeyer

Keller

2002 Boxster S

Chris Schrobilgen

Southlake

2008 911 Carrera

Cabriolet

Mark Schwobel (Evan)

Hurst

2001 911 Carrera

Thomas Scott

Weatherford

1986 911 Carrera

Jim Sipe

Hurst

1993 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet

Raymond Smith

Mansfield

2010 Panamera 4S

Jacob Stineman

McKinney

2015 911 Turbo S

Devlin Trace

Dallas

2007 Cayman S

Say hello to your fellow

Porsche drivers!

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

MRPCA membership guide,

contact the Froehlichs at

membership@mavpca.org

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,616

Affiliate Members ~ 908

Total Membership ~ 2,524

Karen Turner

Bedford

1998 Boxster

Transfers In

William Barna

Falls Church, VA

Transfer From: Potomac

1987 924S, 1986 944

Anniversaries: December

20 Years

Danny Piott

Carrollton

Dennis Santo (Dianne)

Tyler

15 Years

Bill McGannon (Sharon)

Dallas

Brian O’Hearn (Mary Lavery) Colleyville

James Usher (Lee)

Fort Worth

10 Years

Bernie DiFiore (Anne)

Dallas

Andrew Pestell

Fort Worth

5 Years

Christopher Bell (Christina)

Paul Clark (Evyn Temperton)

Brian Huffman

James McCloud

Harry Owens

George Walker (Amy Curtis)

Dallas

Dallas

Fort Worth

Dallas

Mesquite

Garland

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“. . . it’s the people”: Mr. Goodwrench, Ed Mayo

By Linda Bambina, Region PR Chair

I

remember Ed

being called

“Mr. Goodwrench”

when all

those TV commercials

came out

in the mid-80s.

He had already

established his reputation as a 356

and early 911 guru for Maverick

Region, at all the War Bonnet Tech

Sessions up in Oklahoma, and even

with National events as a member

of PCA’s Technical Committee

featured in Panorama. I remember

being astounded when he literally

“laid his hands” on an ailing engine

and quickly diagnosed the problem

from the sound and feel of the engine.

He is the only person I have

ever known who carries carefully

pre-determined tools and Porsche

PARTS in his cars at all times for

helping someone who breaks down

on a tour, a rally, driving event, or

even at the Porsche Parade! The

“Good” in Goodwrench has a much

wider meaning when you are talking

about this amazingly kind and

helpful man. He is also a fantastic

TEACHER and is always willing to

take the time to explain the problem

or the engineering behind your

particular Porsche situation.

Interestingly enough, Ed WAS a

High School Industrial Arts teacher

for seven years in Ohio. He loved hot

rodding and all that entails: racing,

10 December

Ed winning the

Selcer Award in 1989

improving engines, fixing engines,

and helping others do the same. At

the time, Ed had a very HOT 1937

Ford, and was enjoying some “trash

talk” with a friend who owned a ’59

356A Coupe. Ed recalls he was more

than PO’ed when that “little piece

of you-know-what” managed to beat

him on the wonderful back roads

of Southern Ohio -- actually, he was

impressed! Fast forward a few years

to 1967 and the story takes a turn toward

Ed joining his first PCA group,

where he met and learned from

Chuck Stoddard! Eventually he and

Al Zim (his college roommate and

frat brother) came to Texas, and

many of you know the story of that

early partnership.

Speaking of stories, Ed has so many

interesting stories that he needs to

write a book!

Here’s a very short list of stories

that Ed and I decided to call

“Life by the Numbers”:

• 5 minute fan belt story in “Vic”

on the Extraterrestrial Hwy at

125mph

• 7 tickets in 1 ½ years story

• 19: Granddaughter Marissa’s age

when Grampa discovered her

No Fear/Lead Foot DNA!

• 356-1970s His first race car at

Road Atlanta, TWS and other

tracks

• 911-2015 His semi-retirement

project for CVAR-Vintage Racing

Yes, you read that correctly. Ed has

sold Mayo Performance and is OF-

FICALLY in Semi-Retirement. That

means he only works at the shop

three days a week! The rest of the

time he’ll be preparing a 1970 911S

he affectionately calls Methuselah

for CVAR.

He may also take some time to explore

all kinds of places he hasn’t

Photos courtesy of the Author

had time to visit before. I overheard

him talking about seeing the other

side of Grand Canyon and also going

on a Canadian Train Vacation from

Toronto to Vancouver! I fully expect

him to continue, if not increase, his

involvement in all the Porsche National

and Parade groups that he is

so well-respected for:

Ed serving as a Concours judge

at the 2009 Parade in Colorado

Concours d’Elegance Head Judge,

Panorama’s Technical Committee

go-to person for 1964-1973 911s

and all 914s; Tech Quiz Consultant

as well as the writer of Parade Tech

Quizzes in 2004 (Fort Worth) &

2009 (Keystone, CO). Ed was also

one of the Founding Fathers of a

group called the “Early 911S Registry.”

He currently holds the title

of Texas Region Advisor. His Gulf

blue and orange 1967 911S was featured

on the Summer Edition cover

of ESSES magazine. There was a

matching story Ed wrote about their

annual Hill Country Rally of almost

100 911S models.

Ed winning yet another

award at the 2009 Parade


Here’s a list of Ed’s cars, special names and all:

1967 911S: “VIC” (for Vic Elford)

1970 911S: “METHUSELAH”

1971 911T: “SLIME”

1972 911S: “ELVIRA”

1972 911S: “ESTHER”

1976 914: “KILLER”

Being involved with so

many of the oldie-butgoodie

models, Ed can

barely walk ten feet at any

car-related event without

being stopped by a fan or

someone seeking advice

from this walking-car-manual

for early 911 and 914

models. He literally takes it

all in stride as he patiently

visits with person after person,

hour after hour

throughout the length of

the event. Remember, he

really is Mr. GOODwrench.

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Five Speed Chatter: Hit and Run, Part 2

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Where has

the time

gone?

Can anyone believe

that it is December

already?

The air is cooler,

the ominous threat

of winter storms loom on the horizon,

and Santa is busy filling various

Pelicanparts.com orders for all the

Porsches across the world. This time

of year has always been very special

for my family. This year happens

to be immensely special as my wife

and I will be celebrating our son’s

first Christmas! I hope all Mavericks

will have a great Holiday Season

and get exactly what they and their

cars want for Christmas. As for me,

I would like nothing more than to

find the Grinch that hit my car backing

out of a parking spot a couple

months ago—though I will settle for

a signed and notarized letter from

Santa stating that he filled the culprit’s

stocking with enough coal to

fill a Peruvian mine!

All joking aside, getting to the

point where I could shed my anger

and think optimistically took quite

a long time. I spent many

nights thinking about my

914’s body panels, money,

time, and how I was going to

fix my problems. I still jump

up to look out the window

whenever I hear a strange

clunk outside, but my situation

has definitely gotten

better. Now, I would love to

say that I took the 914 into a

body shop, payed “x” amount

of money, and came out with

an immaculate concoursworthy

car. Though ideal,

this is not what I decided to

do.

First of all, upon further inspection,

the dent wasn’t all that bad. Although

the metal had been pushed

far into the wheel well, the natural

lips and seams of the body panels

were not affected. This meant that

with the right tools and a little ingenuity,

I could easily pop the metal

back out myself. I obtained a set of

dent-pulling suction cups (the ones

that you might have seen on late

night infomercials) from a coworker

and started pulling the metal back

out one Saturday after I got out of

work. Amazingly, the largest dent,

located just behind the driver’s side

door, popped out almost instantly.

Elated with joy I moved on further

back to the quarter panel. With

one hand pulling the suction cup

attached to the car and my other

hand gently tapping the back of the

sheet metal with a rubber mallet, I

watched in amazement as little by little

the quarter panel took its former

shape. After about 30 minutes of

shaping metal and about two hours

of inspecting at various angles, I felt

satisfied with my work.

The main reason I took this route,

as opposed to sending the car to a

Photo courtesy of the Author

Sometimes the simplest

tools get the job done!

body shop, is because most of the

car needs body work done to it.

The 41-year-old paint is peeling,

cracking, and losing its clear coat in

various areas. The two dents from

the Grinch only added a few chips

and a hair line fracture in the paint,

so if I wanted to take the car in for

body work I would want the ENTIRE

car overhauled, not just one panel.

The amount of money and time to

achieve this ideal and pristine car

is just out of my realm of possibilities—at

least for now.

The most important thing for me

regarding my Porsches is to keep

them running. I am more concerned

about mechanical

maintenance and upgrades

than I am aesthetics. Eventually

(when I make my millions

in the stock market!)

all my cars will get to flaunt

the bodies they deserve. But

for now I am content with

brakes that stop and engines

that roar.

Again, I want to wish everyone

a pleasant and safe Holiday

Season. See you next

year, and as always Wrench

on Mavs!

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Autocross Update: Final Results For Mav Members

By Mark Schnoerr

We had the final PCA / ER Autocross

Sunday, November

8th. Crisp and cool but a

very nice day overall.

This was the annual Guns and Hoses

charity event. The Garland Police and

Fire Fighters send teams of 4 each

to drive fully loaded Police Cars and

race for individual as well as team

awards. Competitors can buy back

cones they hit for $5.00 each, make

donations on site, and the joint

club can donate all profits from the

event, this year including 100% of

the PAX payouts earned by the top

competitors. The estimated total

was $3,000 this year.

Over 100 competitors made six official

runs on a fast and challenging

Photo courtesy of the Author

course on the rolling hills of the Lone Star Park site

which was set up by Multi-Time SCCA autocross National

Champion, David Whitener. Full event results can be

seen on autocross.com

Thirty-three PCA members participated in the Autocross

Program in 2015.

The Porsche 2015 Rapide Pax Season Points are shown

below. This is used for season awards at the January

Awards Dinner, best 7 events count,

date TBD as of this writing. On the

bottom of the online PAX sheet is

the overall MAVPCA PAX based

year-end rankings for the top 7

events. These are used for Porsche

Male and Female Driver of the Year

Awards. For 2015, the Top Male

Driver is Mark Schnoerr and the

Top Female Driver is Sigrid

Schnoerr.

Garland Police in action

Porsche 2015 Rapide PAX Season Points

Rank Name Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6 Event 7 Event 8 Event 9 Event 10 Total # Events Best 7 6+ bonus Best 7 with bonus

1 Schnoerr, Mark 25 24 25 25 25 24 25 173 7 173 50 223

2 Holt, Erik 24 23 22 24 24 22 22 22 183 8 161 50 211

3 schnoerr, sigrid 21 22 19 21 20 21 20 24 24 192 9 149 50 199

4 Leto, John 21 18 22 19 18 23 21 142 7 142 50 192

5 Cords, Matthew 23 17 16 19 23 21 22 141 7 141 50 191

6 Leto, Gary 18 14 20 18 17 20 107 6 107 50 157

7 Mayo, Ed 24 23 23 25 25 120 5 120 0 120

8 Underwood, Julia 16 17 17 17 21 88 5 88 0 88

9 Spreen, Carey 22 24 23 69 3 69 0 69

10 Lincoln, Wesley 20 17 23 60 3 60 0 60

11 Sears, Cody 25 25 50 2 50 0 50

12 Ogle, Brian 23 24 47 2 47 0 47

13 Gibson, Ray 15 22 37 2 37 0 37

14 Moore, Marissa 16 16 32 2 32 0 32

15 Wolthuis, Scott 25 25 1 25 0 25

16 Johnson, Eric 23 23 1 23 0 23

17 Sieg, Charles 22 22 1 22 0 22

18 Henderson, Kevin 21 21 1 21 0 21

18 Wolthuis, Casey 21 21 1 21 0 21

18 Urani, David 21 21 1 21 0 21

21 Spreen, Geneva 20 20 1 20 0 20

21 Hirsch, Jim 20 20 1 20 0 20

21 Sieg, Randall 20 20 1 20 0 20

21 Gonzales, Rick 20 20 1 20 0 20

25 Hardison, Kevin 19 19 1 19 0 19

25 Reeves, Richard 19 19 1 19 0 19

25 Jones, Timothy 19 19 1 19 0 19

28 Howard, Robyn 18 18 1 18 0 18

28 Edney, Douglas 18 18 1 18 0 18

30 Cullen, Edward 16 16 1 16 0 16

31 Mars, Catherine 15 15 1 15 0 15

32 Ho, Stephanie 14 14 1 14 0 14

33 Cavness, Scott 13 13 1 13 0 13

13


Saturday Drive: “Lunch on the Square” - The Trek to Granbury

By Tom Martin

The final Saturday/Sunday

Drive

of the 2015 season

was held on Saturday,

October 17.

Over 50 Porsches

assembled in the

parking lot of the

Walmart Supercenter in Lake Worth

bright and early that morning,

poised for a lively jaunt through the

backroads of the southwest corner

of the Metroplex.

Neill Flood put together a 100-

mile route that stretched from

Lake Worth, through Weatherford,

across the Brazos River into Lipan,

through Bluff Dale and Paluxy, before

ambling into the Town Square

in Granbury.

We couldn’t have ordered better

weather for the drive. At the 9:30

Mav members gathering for the

start of our Saturday Drive

Photos courtesy of the Author

start, the ambient air temperature

was slightly brisk, but as the day

and the drive progressed, the temperature

rose into the mid-70s, with

bright sunshine throughout. Perfect

top-down weather!

The first leg of any drive is typically

dedicated to escaping the congestion

of the suburban sprawl. This

drive was no exception. It wasn’t until

we rolled into the sleepy town of

Lipan that the roads really opened

up and our Porsches could properly

breathe, and the drivers could fully

enjoy the twisties. Lipan was also the

site of our rest stop. One can only

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It was almost 1:00 when the first drive group entered

downtown Granbury, which is always packed with people

visiting the Square on the weekends. Parking demonstrated

the theory of the “survival of the fittest.” Four

dining choices surrounding the Square were offered

to the Mavericks: Babe’s Chicken, Ketzler’s Schnitzel

Haus and Biergarten, Farina’s Wine Bar & Café, and

the Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge. I had already

eaten at Ketzler’s at the pre-drive (great schnitzel), so

this time we elected to dine at Farina’s with a group of

fellow Maverick friends (great lasagna).

Shout outs go to the drive leaders Neill Flood, John

Harvey, Jon Glover, and Greg Dranow, along with

sweeps Voy Mitchell and Mary Anderson. Thanks guys!

We are working on finalizing the schedule for next year,

with potential drives to the Mitas Hill Winery in McKinney,

the Revolver Brewery in Granbury, to MotorSport

Ranch for parade laps on

their most excellent road

course, an East Texas tour,

and possibly a revisit to

Rancho Sereno, and the

Bluebonnet Tour. Stay

tuned to mavpca.org and

Slipstream for updates.

See you all in 2016 on a

Sunday Drive!

Overwhelming the locals

with our many members

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15


Porsches and Costumes: The “Driving to the Spirits” Rally

By Meg Moore

It was a couple of weeks before Halloween.

My husband had been invited

out of town to play roadie for

a buddy’s band. I was left to my own

devices. Then it was there, in my email

inbox: “Driving to the Spirits Rally, October,

31 - Halloween.” The Maverick

Region of PCA would ensure that my

Halloween would be special! The details had us meeting

at the Frisco Heritage Museum to wind, more like

find, our way to the Witherspoon Distillery in Lewisville.

To make things more interesting, in addition to rally

awards being given, participants were encouraged to

dress up with an award for best costume.

It took me longer to find my phone than to actually

send the text to ask my best girlfriend, Tammy, if she

was up for a run, in costume no less. She called me

right back saying, “yes, I’d love to,” but what was this

costume requirement? I replied with, “what costume do

you already have?” and

I’d come up with something

to complement.

She would be the Great

Pumpkin, a.k.a. navigator,

to my Linus Van

Pelt, of Charles Schultz

“Peanuts” greatness. She

had been my navigator

for the Texas Hill Country

Boxstoberfest and

reminded me that this was NOT a timed event. She had

experienced that side of things, and she didn’t have an

appreciation for it.

As what seems to often be a prelude to these gimmick

rallies, a good soaking rain included localized flooding

in the hours right before our scheduled start. I feared

the attendance would be down due to the rain, but as

we arrived in the parking lot, we joined 30+ Porsches

of every model and variety with costumed characters.

The drivers’ meeting began in the light rain and we

were given instructions with a glossary of terms. Then

the questions were handed out. Tammy and I pored

through those pages like they were clues to the location

of the Holy Grail. Questions as simple as the past and

present population of a tiny town to more clever, and

vague, observations such as what several points along

our drive had in common.

The brief opportunity to review and commit all the

questions to memory was over and it was time to start

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Linus and the

Great Pumpkin

Photos by George Luxbacher

our engines. Shortly -- very shortly -- after leaving the

parking lot, we encountered the first answer to our list

of questions. This, of course, caused me to slow my car

to a crawl along the main street of Frisco, a very unrealistic

motion for my car or for me. So after a few blocks

I rejoined the recommended speed limit range and we

were off to find more answers to the clues.

Our route instructions were simple to follow. The first

half had the distances between route changes provided.

The route took us through some beautiful areas of Collin

and Denton counties, McKinney, Celina, Weston,

Prosper, Little Elm, The Colony, and Lewisville.

Around the middle of things, there was a small unforeseen

route change. As we entered the small hamlet of

Celina, TX, the town square was cut off for a festival.

Tammy had to adjust her navigation antenna and find

her bearings, and then we headed onward. As we approached

the designated course rest stop, we saw one

of our group participants turning out of the parking

lot. It was my inclination to pass it up because it wasn’t

necessary for us to stop. However, Tammy stayed on top

of things, encouraged me to stay the course and drive

into the parking lot. As we discovered, skipping this step

would have taken us in a wrong direction. My trusty

navigator kept us on track.

Along the way, we were exhilarated as we found answers

to questions and felt confident with our progress. That

was until we reached the end of the route, turned in our

answer sheet, ordered a wonderful Witherspoon beverage,

and began to

socialize with other

participants. We

quickly learned we

had some earnest

competition, and

we chuckled about

how serious we took

ourselves. Group

photos were taken, Mav members came out

voting for costumes in full costume mode

completed, question

sheets tallied, and awards given. As we walked out

into the late afternoon, we realized the sun was finally

shining and were a little sad that it was over.

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Rennscape: 5600 miles in a Cayman GT4

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary and Track Event Registrar

Photos courtesy of the Author

Rennscape.

Never

heard of

the term? That’s

because James and

I made it up. Early

this year when we

realized Rennsport

Reunion V and PCA’s Escape were

on back-to-back weekends, we had

the dream of doing BOTH events .

. . thus “Rennscape” was created. In

February we dreamed even bigger

-- we put a deposit down for a Cayman

GT4. What if? What if we got

it in time to take it to Rennscape?

Wouldn’t that be something?

Months went by and no GT4. After

a great deal of effort on the part of

our dealership and ourselves, three

days before we left on our journey,

that part of the dream became a reality!

Barely enough time to figure

out how to pack two weeks’ worth of

luggage into the two trunks of a Cayman.

It was no problem, though, as

there was even enough space for six

pairs of my shoes, a foam roller, two

laptop cases, and James’ car cleaning

supplies. I know, right? James

actually CLEANS cars on occasion.

Tuesday morning came and we

were off! We left a day earlier than

we needed to

because we

wanted to go

through Winslow

Arizona,

Death Valley,

and Yosemite

National Park.

Breathtaking! Oh,

Along the way

we saw some and the scenery too

phenomenal

scenery and took as many pictures

as you would of a new infant. I guess

this WAS somewhat of a replacement

for our now away-at-college

daughter, Jasmine.

James, the GT4, and Winslow, AZ

We arrived in Monterey on Thursday

and first on the agenda was a car

wash. The bugs loved our car! We

weren’t the only ones there from

PCA. Botho Von Bose from Upper

Canada (Toronto area) had driven.

Wow! That was a long way. Even longer

than our 2000 miles.

Friday morning was a bevy of excitement!

We are lucky to know

David Bunch, the coordinator of

the PCA corral at Laguna Seca. He

knew many folks would want to take

a closer look at a GT4 in person, so

he sent us a special Island Corral

parking pass. Awesome! It was fun

watching people ooh and aah over

it. There still aren’t many in the US.

(There were twelve 918 Spyders on

the Island, but only one GT4!)

While we were volunteering in

the PCA hospitality area, Tom and

Sandy Provasi (organizers of the

PCA Werks Reunion, held during

Monterey Car Week) got word that

Porsche wanted a customer-owned

GT4 to be driven on track by a pro

driver. Maybe even Patrick Long.

Were we interested? I couldn’t say

yes fast enough! Waiting for more

details, we went on and enjoyed

walking around the paddock areas,

taking it all in.

There were amazing cars on the

track, including historic racecars:

917s, 356 roadsters and speedsters,

911s, 914s, 908s, 910s, 906s, 935s,

Cup Cars, 962s, RSRs, and on and

on. There was even a class just for

PCA Club Racers that included several

Maverick members (Pierce Marshall,

Niels Meissner, Siggi Meissner,

Bill Smith, and Pat Heptig). You

would think the historic big dollar

cars would be basically taking parade

laps around, but no . . . they

were RACING! Oh, and did I mention

there was a 919 there? The Le-

Mans-winning car wasn’t racing, but

would periodically go out on track

for demonstration laps. O.M.G.

There were hundreds of cars out

there lined up in the Porsche Corrals,

all arranged by model. It was

an amazing display! An even finer

display was the tent of historic cars.

It felt like every car that had some

significance in Porsche history was

there for us to drool on, at least

when they weren’t out racing on the

track. Maverick Member Billy Hibbs

was invited to bring his 908 to show,

driven by the legendary Vic Elford.

Just getting started at Rennsport

and it’s already overwhelming

When we weren’t watching the racing

or ogling the cars, there were

vendors all around selling cool

Porsche merchandise, parts, services,

and souvenirs. We saw so many

friends there it was unreal! We are

truly blessed to know so many wonderful

people.

Saturday morning was our second

opportunity to take it all in. We were

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finally able to use our purchased

special hospitality suite passes, allowing

us access to nice air conditioned

suites where we could get

food, drinks, and watch racing from

the front straight and pit row. It was

a cool place to meet up with friends

and recharge our batteries. (I highly

recommend it for future events.)

Then Saturday afternoon everything

really started ramping up. You

might remember my mentioning

Patrick Long? Well, we made the

right connections and got to the

right place at about 3:30. A representative

from Jeff Zwart’s team

let us know that one from a list of

racers would be driving our car, as

well as several others’ cars who were

asked to join. (This was the same Jeff

Zwart who films most of Porsche’s

commercials, who also won the

Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb

in a GT3 Cup car, and does art photography

for Panorama). The anticipation

was almost too much to take.

The next thing we knew, Mark Webber

(former Formula 1 and current

World Endurance Championship

driver for Porsche) was coming up

to OUR CAR to take a few laps! Jeff

Zwart would be sitting in the passenger

seat, interviewing the drivers for

a commercial. What? Too cool! With

a few technology pointers of the car

from James, Mark and Jeff were off.

A few laps later, they returned. Wanting

to capitalize on this phenomenal

opportunity, we asked Mark

to sign the underside of the hood.

He graciously agreed and even took

pictures with us. What a day! But

Porsche’s top drivers on track

with the Shoffit’s GT4

Derek Bell in the Shoffits’ GT4

wait… there’s more?!?! NEXT, Sir

Derek Bell (Five time LeMans winner)

climbed into the driver’s seat

for a few laps and signed the hood.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat: 2015 LeMans

winning 919 driver, Earl Bamber, was

next to pilot the car and sign. Finally,

legendary driver Jochen Mass (formerly

of Formula 1, as well as racing

956s and a 962 with Derek Bell,

Jacky Ickx, and Bob Wollek) took a

few laps and signed! We enjoyed a

few minutes to talk with a friendly

Jochen and his lovely wife, Bettina.

Sadly, Patrick Long was not lucky

enough to drive the car around the

track, but was happy to take photos

with us and sign, as was Jeff Zwart.

In the meantime, James and I were

about to pass out from the excitement!

We were able to share the moments

with friends Robyn and Travis

Howard and Carey Spreen, who also

gave us some great photos to commemorate

the occasion. Talk about

a once in a lifetime experience!!!

We were on Cloud Nine!

The next day our feet still had

not touched the ground as we happily

recounted the story of the prior

day’s adventure. Surprisingly, our

luck still had not run out. PCA had

a series of drivers and important

Porsche employees come to their

tent to give talks and presentations

about various topical issues. One of

the scheduled times had Porsche

GT boss and creator of the GT4, Andreas

Preuninger, talking about the

GT program. So, what did he need?

Our GT4, of course! So, we carefully

drove it into the tent so he could use

it as a display. He gave an entertaining

speech and answered all kinds

of questions from the crowd. Our

favorite question and answer was regarding

the lack of a sunroof in the

GT4, to which he replied, “I don’t

need a sunroof, so why would I put

one in?!?” Love his German humor.

At the end of the talk, he also generously

signed our hood. As a side

note: does anyone know how to preserve

Sharpie graffiti on paint?

The Shoffits with

Andreas Preuninger

Sadly, our time at Rennsport Reunion

V had to come to an end.

As we drove away from all of our

friends and the most phenomenal

event we’ve ever been to, we

couldn’t help but wonder what in

the world could ever top what we

just experienced? We were at the last

Rennsport (IV) in Monterey, have

been to 15 Parades, to the Porsche

factory, and the Porsche museum

twice. NOTHING will keep us from

the next Rennsport Reunion! You

never know what could happen at

the next one. Magic is REAL!

The now infamous hood with the

signatures of Porsche team members

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After our magical time at Rennsport,

we drove our now famous

Cayman GT4 northeastward to the

next leg of our journey. Having

experienced breathtaking scenery

in Death Valley and Yosemite, we

wanted to add Yellowstone to our list

of adventures. We spent nearly an

entire day taking in as much Yellowstone

as we possibly could. It is absolutely

amazing. I’d never been there

and had to see

Old Faithful.

Along the way

we saw more

bison than

I ever have

before. When

we stopped

to have lunch

Old Faithful and

bison on the way

to the PCA Escape

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and bison

burgers were

on the menu,

it just felt

wrong. Moving

on . . .

We ended up taking the Northwest

exit out of the park and, thanks to

the recommendation of Maverick

member Charles Armstrong, we

drove on the Beartooth Highway (up

to Red Lodge, Montana). OH.MY.

GOODNESS! What a phenomenal

route that was, with seemingly endless

switchbacks, high elevation

lakes, and scenery that took your

breath away! Some claim it’s the

best drive in America. We couldn’t

agree more. The next day we drove

on to Rapid City, South Dakota by

way of Montana and North Dakota.

For those of you looking at a map,

you might notice ND is slightly out

of the way. How else are a couple

of Texans going to pick up ND as a

state? Gotta get there somehow and

a specific trip there seems unlikely.

But I digress . . .

We arrived in Rapid City and got

checked in to Escape. We found

out we weren’t the only ones crazy

enough to do both Rennsport V

and Escape! Probably a few dozen

folks managed that trip, including

Maverick Bob Aines!

We got up the next day (Thursday)

and had our own adventure driving

to Devil’s Tower, Sturgis, Lead and

Deadwood. Cool places for sure. The

next order of

business was

another car

wash. That

night was

a people’s

choice car

show and we

didn’t want

to be embarrassed

by the

thousand

bugs on the

Devil’s Tower

and the GT4

front. While

three GT4s were signed up for Escape,

ours was the only one to make

it. The car drew a crowd at times

and we were happy to tell our story

behind the signatures (and hide the

Sharpie from any erstwhile graffiti

artists). We voted for our favorites

and enjoyed the nice welcome dinner

in the park.

On Friday was a planned group

drive to Crazy Horse and Mount

Rushmore. The only problem? Fog

had descended, erasing all evidence

that either place existed. While we

Fog was a constant companion

for much of Escape

enjoyed the film, museum, gift shop,

and delicious Indian Tacos at Crazy

Horse, we never saw the monument.

So, we skipped Rushmore that day

and instead went to Bear Country. I

wanted – nay -- NEEDED to see bears

this trip, so we did. Fun place and

a nice distraction from the annoying

fog. Making lemonade, I guess.

That night was free, so we went with

friends to a cool bar and pizza restaurant

in Rapid City for dinner.

Saturday was still foggy, so we headed

out again on our own in another

direction. This time we went to the

Badlands. Another place that was

amazing and dramatically different

from anything we’d seen before.

The story behind it is very cool if

you have time to look it up. On our

way back we stopped at the world famous

Wall Drug in Wall, SD. It’s like

no place else I’ve ever been, complete

with a giant Jackalope statue

you can sit on. We enjoyed lunch

and the best cake donuts I’ve ever

eaten (another interesting story behind

the place)!

That night was the final dinner, for

which we had been asked to park our

car in the banquet room along with

a lovely new Macan and gorgeous

356. Something for everyone! More

car cleaning beforehand, but it was

worth it. The dinner was fun and we

were honored to accept the trophy

for people’s choice in the Cayman

series! Might be the only time in our

lives to ever win something like it!

The next morning, with somber

hearts that another event had ended,

we left the hotel and thought

we’d give Mount Rushmore one

more chance. We drove there in

patchy fog, parked in wispy fog, and

walked to the viewing area hopeful

it might clear. James was ready

to give up, but I suggested we visit

areas of the museum so I could at

least know some history. As we were

about ready to leave, the fog finally

cleared and we were able to see it!

Our luck had returned.

Our route home took us right

through Wall, SD again, so of course

we had to stop for more donuts. Although

we were ready to be home,

we had to take a route that briefly


took us through Minnesota (see

reasoning above), Iowa, Nebraska,

Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas to

my favorite Subway in the world in

Waldron, AR. I can get anything I

want there . . . it’s like I own the

place!

Finally we reached home after 17

states in 14 days and 5664 miles. The

car is fully broken in now. Throughout

the journey it performed flawlessly.

From the scalding hot 116°

temps in Death Valley to a frost-covered

24° in West Yellowstone, MT,

How many Mav members’

hoods have experienced frost?

It’s hard for James to share his toy

the car remained perfectly temperate.

People asked me if it was comfortable.

I told them it was bumpy,

noisy, and a bit tight . . . but it was a

heck of a ride! You know what you’re

getting into when you climb in the

passenger side. Oh, and for those

of you scoring at home, in the 94.5

hours it took us for this entire journey,

I drove for exactly ONE hour.

Not because I couldn’t or wouldn’t

-- it’s because James is an only child

and is NOT good at sharing his toys.

That’ll change . . .

We didn’t know that this would be

the last PCA “Escape,” until they

announced it at the final banquet. It

turns out they’ve renamed it to

“Treffen North America” and will be

soon doing two per year. Whatever

you want to call it, it’s a blast to go

and see scenery that you might not

get to see, living in Texas and all!

James has now visited 49 states and I

have 48. Now, how many hours will

it take to get to Alaska (via Oregon)

so I can catch up?

Mount Rushmore finally made an

appearance so the PCA Escape to

Rushmore could live up to its name

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at http://bit.ly/mavphoto5

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The Tub Club: Happy Birthday, Dr. Porsche

By Barbara Madsen

Photos courtesy of the Author

The Tub

Club went

on a drive

through back

country roads to

the Veldhuizen

Cheese Shoppe

near Dublin, TX

for our “Drive Your 356 Day” event

on September 19, which is also

Ferry Porsche’s birthday. Bob Morris

organized the drive, and many

of the Tub Club members from the

Fort Worth/Dallas area joined him

on this adventure. Our caravan of

cars wound its way through rolling,

tree-covered countryside on its way

to our two destinations: the Veldhuizen

farm and the Loco-Coyote Grill,

a picturesque restaurant hidden

away on one of the back roads in the

area.

Dennis Mokaren, Liz Mokaren,

and Bob Morris with their

Porsches in front of the

Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe

Lois Olson, Lee Usher, and Hertha

Hughes tasting samples of cheese

The Veldhuizens pride themselves

on the fact they use only natural

methods of both feeding the cows

providing the milk for their cheeses,

and making only artisan raw milk

cheese. The whole family is involved

in making the 15 different types of

cheeses produced.

Stuart and Connie Veldhuizen took

the Tub Club members on

a guided tour of their farm,

and we thoroughly enjoyed

learning about their

cheese-making process

while watching one of their

cheeses being made and

visiting the places the cheese

wheels were stored while

they were aging. Everything

during this process was

done by hand, from taking

the cheese curd out of the

vat, to coating the cheese

during

the aging

process,

to turning

the cheese

wheels twice

daily. We

can all attest

to the fact

that their

method

produces Stuart Veldhuizen

a terrific telling the Tub Club

cheese, as

about their cheese

we had the

and how it is made

opportunity

to sample

the different varieties!

What a wonderful way to celebrate

September 19, the Drive Your 356

Day! Both the humans and the cars

had a great time!

356s waiting for their owners while

having lunch at the Loco Coyote Grill

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President Jim Falgout and Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho (both in the middle) welcoming new members

Evan (on left) and Mark (on right) Schwobel who

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Concours on the Avenue: To Carmel-by-the-Sea and Back

By Andy Kay, Region Concours d’Elegance Chair

As you recall

in the October

issue, I

was busy prepping

a Porsche 928 for

the Carmel concours

event. This

month takes you

through an adventure

they make movies about: four

men over 50, in a van, for a 1500-mile

road trip. My,

how you get

to know each

other! Roger

Tyson, owner;

Sean Ratts,

mechanic;

Jim Mayzurk,

photographer;

and of course

me the OCD’

tailer.

Roger Tyson

The corner in Winslow, AZ

Friday, Aug. 7, we traveled 800

miles via Route 66, staying the night

in Gallup, NM. A rather uneventful

day, but we pushed hard to play the

next day. Saturday, we played tourist

with our first stop in Winslow, AZ.

We took pictures, bought T-shirts,

and literally we literally tried to

“Take it Easy,” “Standing on the corner

in Winslow AZ” paying tribute

to the Eagles.

Photos courtesy of the Author

From Winslow, we traveled to Meteor

Crater, AZ, where 50,000 years

ago a meteor crashed into the earth

leaving a hole a mile wide and eighteen

stories deep. Scientists have

been exploring the site for years,

digging five stories into the crater

for research. NASA even used the

site to simulate a moon walk.

Meteor Crater, AZ

Off to the Grand Canyon. On our

way, it was incredible to see how trees

were literally burned on one side but

not the other from wildfires. As we

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continued

our journey

towards

Needles, CA,

the smoke

from the

wildfires had

essentially

blocked the Wildfire smoke

sun.

Entering California, we thought,

“how cool to take the Pacific Coast

Highway (CA SR1), ocean to the left

and land to the right!” Little did we

realize that the weight of the trailer

with the van was too much for the

hills and turns -- our brakes were

actually smoking! Turning back we

took the 101 into Carmel.

Monday was a day to settle in and

get ready for the event. Looking for

a car wash, I went to work.

had a good showing, we didn’t win.

First place went to Mark Woodsma

with his white OB (original body)

928 from San Jose, CA. Mark’s

engine was immaculate. He had just

re-zinced every nut, bolt and washer.

First place 928

Although we were there for the

show, the highlight of my day was

showing my eight-day detail to longtime

friend Richard Griot, who as it

happened started Griot’s Garage in

this exact place 25 years ago.

Wednesday we loaded up the van

and headed toward home. Our trip

would not be complete without stopping

by the general store at Blackwells

Corner. Where, you ask? The

location where the famous James

Dean made his last stop before

crashing his 550 Spyder, nicknamed

“Little Bastard.” The store has since

changed its name, adding a Forever

Young Cafe and fudge factory with

murals to keep his memory alive.

Forever Young Cafe wall art

Getting three days of dirt cleaned off

After cleaning up three days of dirt

and grime it was time for some car

guy fun, and what a better place

than Baja Cantina & Grill with two

dozen of your 928 Porsche buds.

The 928 group gathering

Tuesday: Showtime! Our class was

front engine, water cooled, including

models 924/944/968/928. There

were a dozen cars in the class, nine

of which were 928s. Although we

Andy and Richard Griot

After the judging, I walked over to

the Meacham Auction booth and

met Dana Meacham, founder of

the auction. This was no ordinary

event. In Carmel fashion, the headliner

was a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo

Carrera originally owned by Steve

McQueen. I had a chance to meet

the current owner Mike Regalia

and Steve’s

son Chad

McQueen.

The Porsche

sold for

$1,950,000,

with proceeds

benefiting

the Boy’s Republic

charity,

where Steve

grew up.

Mike Regalia and

Chad McQueen

We welcome articles

from all Mav members.

If you enjoyed the

stories of travel and

adventure in this

issue, please consider

sharing your story with

us. Send the text and

photos to

editor@mavpca.org.

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

following month’s Slipstream. Be sure to include year, make, model, color, mileage, and asking price, as well as a contact name, phone number and/or email address. All parts will be advertised

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For Sale: 2004 Boxster S, Beautiful Lapis Blue

Metallic with Graphite Gray Convertible Top &

Leather Interior, 22k, Tiptronic Auto, PS, PB, Bose

Sound Package with CD, Bi-Xenon headlights, 18”

Turbo II Wheels, Porsche Stability Management

Package, L&N IMS Upgrade, Battery & Alignment.

Superb Condition! Looks, drives & smells like a

brand new car. Have 2 keys, Owners Manual, Window

Sticker. Never Raced. Clean CarFax. No Wrecks.

Needs Nothing. $20,995. Call for photos. Contact

James Ford, 214-886-6141 or SailboatTherapy4@aol.

com (12)

For Sale: 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera, Carrera

White w/black leather interior. 16,000 miles. Second

owner - purchased Porsche Certified in 2013. One

year of Porsche transferrable Warranty remaining.

Very well cared for excellent condition. Original and

unmodified w/maintenance records, original two keys,

and all Manuals. Options: Sports Seats, Sport Chrono

Package, Bose Surround Sound, SiriusXM Satellite

Radio, Porsche Dynamic Light System, Self Dimming

Mirrors, Seat Heating. Asking $56,500.

Contact Jason Harper, 214.437.9625 or harperjason@sbcglobal.net

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For Sale: 2011 Porsche 911, Black exterior with back

interior. Original owner, still under original warranty,

PDK, 12 way power heated/vented seats, BBS 19”

wheels, Texas car, clear bra, bi xeon headlights, sport

crono, Bose stereo, active suspension mgmt, Dynamic

cornering lights, Navigation, 3 spoke steering wheel,

always covered and garaged, looks, drives, and

smells like new. annual oil changes since new at

dealer. Mileage:6,700 miles, asking $56,000. Contact

Richard Lester, 817-307-4815 or Lesters1984@

verizon.net. (11)

For Sale: 1995 993 Porsche 911 Convertible, Red

with tan interior. 49,100 original miles. Air Cooled 6

cyl engine, Tiptronic transmission. New tires. Bone

stock original car. Maintained by Park Place Porsche

for the last 6 years. Car is in excellent condition,

everything works. Asking $38,000. Contact Bud

Carmichael, 214-957-7707 or budcar3773@gmail.

com. (11)

For Sale: 2000 Porsche Boxster, 5sp. Rare Arena

red, black top, grey leather interior, windstop, crest

wheel centers, 17 in turbo wheels, great Michelins,

radio upgrade w/CDR 220, sport touring package,

L&N IMS upgrade by Moorespeed, rms, pilot

bearing, throwout bearing, Sachs HD clutch, new

motor mount, coolant reservoir, horn contactor ring,

top safety switch, new battery. New spark plug tubes,

seals & water pump @ 44k. Body, interior, & top

excellent. 52k Always garaged, no DE’s, senior owner.

Asking $14,900. Contact Harry Filbey, 972-768-6839

or hfilbey@aol.com. (10)

For Sale: 1986 911 Carrera Targa, 138k miles new

paint runs great. $28k. Contact Jacob Horn and email

me for photos, jacobhorn2@icloud.com (10)

For Sale: 1981 euro sc Race Car, Black; recent major

tune/transmission overhaul; buckley headers; 2 sets

buckley wheels. Weight 2450 with extra lead weights

if needed. Holds track records at Eagles Canyon and

Hallett when a D car; now an E car with rare euro sc

engine with approx 200 hp. Never wrecked; stored at

MSR. Selling car as I am getting too old. $24,500.

Contact Myron Krupp at GT3KRUPP@ATT.NET or

682 -888-3804. (10)

For Sale: 1972 Porsche 914, with a zero mile 1.8

freshly overhauled engine. Older repaint in Ivory white

is holding up well. Just tuned by Zims Auto Technik.

Upgraded side shifter transmission, shift linkages

nearly new. Pedal cluster overhauled. Battery tray

nearly new. Original fuel injection working perfectly

and reliably. New sail and roll bar trim, new bottom

seat covers, original AM radio. Fuchs wheels painted

and polished with Porsche center caps. Chrome

bumpers front & rear, leather steering wheel ,center

seat pad, center console, driving lights in bumper with

chrome grilles. Engine professionally overhauled by

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TX/North-Richland-Hills/76182/979311. Contact

Brad Bailey, 817-371-2255 or BradandJeannette@

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store online that is not in our

Mav store, we can request it.

Send an email with the specifics

to goodiestore@mavpca.org.

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Garages of Texas (214) 435-4898 Page 5

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

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OCD’tailers (817) 948-8538 Page 35

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Pages 22, 29

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 15

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RKT Techniques (817) 624-1322 Page 25

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

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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

At the risk of alienating some

of our most passionate Mav members, this month I’m

thinking about the unimportance of speed

Admit it, one of the first items many of us look for when

reading an announcement or review of a new car is the

0-60 time and/or the Nurburgring lap time.

Not that there is anything wrong with an enthusiast using

those as a barometer of possible car satisfaction, but in our Porsche-centric

world, there is also a pretty close alignment with price and performance

measures as mentioned above. In other words, if you want the bragging

rights for 0-100 mph, simply get out the bigger checkbook.

I’m reminding you this month to simply

enjoy the driving experience in your

Porsche. In other words, move your

mantra to the motto: “Life is too short

to drive boring cars”. Whether it’s the

sublime way your Porsche handles every

corner and curve on your commute and

trip to the grocery store, or the sound

of that fabulous engine as it revs past

4,000rpm (only in first gear when in town

unfortunately), let your smile grow wider

each and every time you twist that key.

Pure driving pleasure is primarily an ethereal thing, which is why every

Porsche gets it right. Whether or not a car is enjoyable to drive is much

more than its performance prowess.

So, get out this month and drive your Porsche as often as possible to get

that never-ending feeling of having purchased the most responsive and

best driving vehicle available, no matter which year and model you own.

On a Mav update note, as our club gets ready to put a bow on 2015,

please welcome two members to our team of volunteers.

Joe McGlohen is taking over the helm as our safety director for all club

programs that involve a measure of risk when participating.

And, long-time volunteer extraordinaire, Linda Bambina, is going to take

a brief respite from formal duties and turn over the “content wrangler”

title for Slipstream to Brenda Dranow. Brenda shares that her background

in wrangling people together stems from over 20 years of experience of

getting doctors, lawyers, engineers, CPAs, etc. all in the same place, and

on the same page. Expect to hear from Brenda as she rustles up content

for each issue of Slipstream.

On a final note, I apologize for the limited number of photographs in

some of the articles in this issue. We had a lot of content to squeeze into

40 pages, so please take advantage of the included links

to see the entire collection of images in full-color online.

Happy Holidays to all of our Mav members. We look

forward to a great 2016!

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