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Volume 53, Issue 11, November 2015
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Zone 5 Presidents..........................................1
Shifting Gears (President’s Column).............2
Maverick of the Month.................................2
List of Officers and Board Chairs.................4
New Mavericks and Anniversaries................9
Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)...........36
“... it’s the People”.......................................10
Five Speed Chatter......................................12
A GT4 Roadtrip.....................................................14
My Second Porsche: The First Water Pumper...22
Lone Star Le Mans................................................30
Member Directory Order Info.......................7
September Board Meeting............................7
Maverick Club Calendar Order Info...........11
Maverick Lunch Series...............................19
October Social: Hilton Garden Inn.............27
Autocross 10: LSP......................................36
Past Event Recaps
The East Texas Tour....................................16
Time Trial Results.......................................23
Maverick Social: Arthur’s...........................26
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
4 Board Meeting
7 Founders Day Celebration
8 Autocross 10: LSP
10 Lewisville Lunch
13-15 Club Race & Solo DE: MSR
19 Mav Social: Hilton Garden Inn
6 Board Meeting
12 Lewisville Lunch
21 Mav Social: TBD
23 All Member Party
28 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
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
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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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
2 Board Meeting
8 Lewisville Lunch
17 No Mav Social this month
24 No Richardson/Southlake
Lunches this month
3 Board Meeting
9 Lewisville Lunch
18 Mav Social: TBD
25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
27-28 Driver’s Education 1: MSR
On the Cover: A large
number of Maverick members
enjoyed great drives during
Boxstoberfest in October.
Photo by Tom Gomer
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2015 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative
ZONE 5 REP
Shifting Gears: End of the Driving Event Season is Nearing!
By Jim Falgout, Region President
November is an exciting month
in the life of the Maverick
Region member. We have our
Founders’ Day Celebration, again at
the Bent Tree Country Club. Founders’
Day includes the conclusion of
our Photo Contest, a Silent Auction
to raise money for our charitable endeavors,
and election of officers for the following year.
There will be some brief speeches and presentations.
Hope you attend and enjoy.
For our driving pleasure, we also have an autocross,
Club Race and Solo DE at MotorSport Ranch, and a
Driving Tour. November is the last month of the year
for driving events and most social events, so I hope you
enjoy some or all of them.
the last month
of the year for
and most social
events, so I hope
you enjoy some
or all of them.
I really want to encourage
wants to learn how to
drive their Porsche
better, even in regular
driving, to try at least
one Drivers’ Education
Event. I know that after
my first DE I had a
better appreciation of
what my Porsche could
do, and I am a better
driver on a daily basis.
I don’t mean that I drive my car fast on the streets -- I
mean that I am more alert to traffic situations, and I
respond quicker. For example, I had gotten lazy and was
driving with only one hand on the wheel. After participating
in a DE, I always have two hands on the wheel
(except briefly when shifting through the gears of my
six-speed). So try at least one DE, and you will be glad
you did. DEs will begin again in February, 2016.
All our events are possible because of several members
who contribute their time. On October 11, I visited MotorSport
Ranch during a Drivers’ Education program. I
noticed that Amber was filling in for Mary Coney, who
is ill. Not only was she filling in, she was training someone
to eventually take her place. Chris Tabor, who is the
Drivers’ Education Committee Chair, is also training a
replacement for himself. Joe McGlohen, who has taken
over as Safety Chair, will find someone to train as his
We need people to step up and volunteer to help assure
that all of our programs can continue seamlessly.
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Just like Bill Orr did at the October Board Meeting,
and Mark Zimmerman did by e-mail. It’s your club
and only you can make sure that it continues to provide
the experiences that members can enjoy.
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU - Volunteer!
You will be glad you did.
Mav of the Month
As I mentioned previously, Chris Tabor is the Chair of
the Drivers’ Education Committee. This program is a
major program of
our club. Chris took
it over a couple of
years ago and it has
his direction. There
have been some
glitches along the
way, but Chris has
adjusted and met
the challenges every
time. For all these
reasons, Chris Tabor
is Mav of the
Month. Chris, keep
up the good work.
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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
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 Safety Joe McGlohen
DE Sponsorship Daren Kirbo
Email List Moderator
Goodie Store Pat Friend
Histographer, Tenured Charlie Davis
Membership Susan and Tom
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
Advertising Pat Friend
Editors Carey Spreen
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
Swap Meets Robyn Howard
Tech Sessions Ed Mullenix
Trivia Chair Jerry DeFeo
Gareth still remembers the cover of
the car magazine that drew him into a
lifetime of loving cars. He spent many
afternoons riding his bike as a young
kid to the local newsstand to buy and
read everything he could. He now
owns a Midnight Blue 911S and enjoys
driving it in wonderful Texas!
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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
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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
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Gimme a Minute: September Board Meeting
By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary October 7, 2015
at 7 PM.
He continues to
work forming the
committee to help
field charities, including
and Mark Zimmerman.
Recent volunteer Bill Orr joined
the club in April and is now helping
Charlie Davis with photo contest
Co-editor Carey Spreen had a great
time attending the Lone Star Le
Mans at COTA and Rennsport Reunion
V in California. Slipstream
was on time this month. Sue Crimm
provided lighting for Founders’ Day
last year, but she won’t be able to
this year. She provided several inexpensive
alternatives. Linda Bambina
said that Charlie is in the hospital,
but still plans to do the contest.
They are working out all the details.
Concours Chair Andy Kay is preparing
his second article about the
event in Carmel and said the 928
group is holding their “Third Coast”
event in November in Marble Falls.
David Robertson reported for
social chair wife, Tracy, that she is
working on Founders’ Day.
Newly appointed Safety Chair Joe
McGlohen is making sure that all
events have proper paperwork. He
wants to form a safety committee of
volunteers for the future. He is looking
closely at the Region Procedures
Manual provided by PCA national.
Editor Jim Hirsch said that we are
printing 1700 copies of Slipstream
each month. He appreciates the
event recaps and special interest features.
He had additional copies of
guidelines he passed out last month.
He also showed a sample version of
the calendar that will be for sale
later this year. All were impressed.
Sunday Drive Chair Tom Martin
reported that the Ben Wheeler
drive was a good event. and 37 cars
enjoyed many straights and a few
sweepers. The next event ends in
Granbury. He is working to increase
the number of drive leaders to keep
the group sizes smaller, but needs
volunteers. Safety is paramount.
Monthly Social Chair Stephanie
Ho said the event at Arthur’s was a
Porsche birthday celebration and
it had over 100 people (only 50
planned). November’s Social will
again be at the Hilton Garden Inn,
but in their ballroom. No event in
December because of the holidays.
Treasurer Richard Solomon reported
that the club is in good financial
position with ~$168K in the bank.
The September DE netted $2K and
charity laps raised a total of $1673
extra to donate to Mary Coney. Joe
McGlohen suggested to increase our
club’s donation to Mary Coney, as
well. Chris Tabor made a motion to
donate an additional $2500. Don Sebert
seconded; motion passed. Rich
then made a motion to donate $300
to the Boot Campaign in honor of
Jim Falgout’s father, who recently
passed away. Chris Tabor seconded
the motion. The motion passed.
Rally Chair Don Sebert looks forward
to the October 31st rally to
Lewisville, which will include a costume
contest. After the event, registrants
have the option of touring the
distillery and having lunch in Lewisville.
About 20 have signed up so far
for the primarily fun focused event.
Calendar Boy Brendan Eagan
continues to maintain the online
calendar and needs people to send
him info to include. He is working
to have an assistant help and learn
Time Trial Chair Travis Howard
recently moved the Truxster from
Zims to Mayo’s. The TT event at MotorSport
Ranch had perfect weather
for the 34 drivers in attendance (full
event). Maybe lost a little money, but
it was a quality event with 14 timed
runs for entrants. Received positive
feedback and might do a TT event
in the spring in Mineral Wells. He
reported for Swap Meet chair wife,
Robyn, that the event is upcoming
Oct. 17th at Zims. They attended
Rennsport, as well, and said it was
Publicity Chair Linda Bambina
introduced Brenda Dranow to
help her with Slipstream duties.
She strongly recommended that all
board members RSVP for Founders’
Day and promote it as much as possible.
We will be collecting raffle items
and wants help soliciting them.
Brenda and Greg Dranow also attended
Rennsport and thought it
was great. First time ever at such an
event and both loved it.
DE Chair Chris Tabor continues
to focus on safety at events. Amber
Stice stepped up in place of Mary
Coney. The September event was
very successful with lots of positive
comments. November’s DE will be
in conjunction with the Club Race.
He has dates scheduled for 2016 and
will share those shortly. Recognizing
2-day events can be difficult, there
is a proposal to have a “PCA Track
Night” on a weeknight targeted to
new Porsche owners. Choice of instructed
laps or lead/follow. Several
driving sessions and a catered meal.
Will work on details.
Secretary Wendy Shoffit thanked
Rich Solomon for taking the minutes
at the last meeting while she
was also at Rennsport. She and
husband, James, later attended PCA
Escape to Mount Rushmore. Stories
of their adventures will be in the December
issue. Club Race registration
is in full swing and the Solo-only DE
registration will open 10/14.
Absentee Membership Chairs Tom
and Susan Froehlich reported we
have 1608 primary and 2518 total
members for the month, an increase
of 19 primary and 21 total members
from last month.
Lastly, Jim Falgout announced the
Mav of the Month is Chris Tabor.
Meeting was adjourned.
Deadline to order: November 23
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month’s contest has closed. Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for
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1. Porsche has indicated there may not be a Manual transmission for
the new 911. As long as the gearbox exists, we will use it,” Brandl
said, “but it would be very difficult to justify the investment needed
to develop a new gearbox when little more than _____% of buyers
choose it.” What is the percentage?
a.10% b. 14% c. 18% d. 20%
Source: Edmunds.com, 9/14/15, http://goo.gl/lSTOhI
2. The gearboxes have been engineered to work with the new twinturbo
3.0 engines which will power the next generation 911 which
should be around until at least _______. Based on this, when might
be the last year to get a Manual Transmission in your new 911?
a. 2018 b. 2020 c. 2022 d. 2025
Source: Edmunds.com, 9/14/15, http://goo.gl/lSTOhI
3. The Porsche Mission E being developed to do battle with the Tesla
Model S is a hotbed of Technology. It is expected to have more than
____ HP. And how much is that?
a. 600 b. 650 c. 725 d. 800
Source: PCA Online, 9/14/15
4. It should do 0 to 100km in less than 3.5 seconds, and 0 to 200km
in less than 12, and can lap Nurburgring in less than 8 minutes. But
the impressive aspect is its range of about _____ miles; assuming
you are not lapping Nurburgring at the moment!!!
a. 280 b. 310 c. 325 d. 350
Source: PCA Online, 9/14/15
5. Also very impressive is what you can get for mileage on a short
‘recharge’ in amount of time most drivers take to fill up, use the
restroom, and get something cold to drink, which is about 15
minutes. What % of charge can they get?
a. 50% b. 60% c. 70% d. 80%
Source: PCA Online, 9/14/15
Answers: 1) a 2) d 3) a 4) b 5) d
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Melissa Schlenker (Rick)
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“. . . it’s the people”: Rocketing and Glowing Red Hot - Stephanie Ho
By Linda Bambina, Region PR Chair
new member who
joined in 2012.
This “rocket” person
Ho, who burst on the scene from
a quiet place on the sidelines to a
“front and center” position.
Stephanie took on responsibility
and stepped up when she saw a need
in the club, but not because it was
an elected position, or even a position
that existed on the Executive
Board at all! She chose to revamp
the club’s social activity as an unofficial
“New Member Welcome
Chair,” inviting new members to
our Monthly Socials. Her personal
invitations to newbies significantly
increased our attendance at monthly
meetings. Wearing her signature
red silk and her mega-watt smile,
she ensured that our members felt
part of the events. Stephanie was
achieving above and beyond what
anyone else had ever done for our
Socials and it got her noticed by the
Board, especially since she was doing
most if not all this work on her
own. Little wonder that she is now
OFFICIALLY a Board Member for
our Happy Hour/Monthly Socials.
Her enthusiasm has attracted others
and made these monthly events a
huge part of the club’s focus!
When Stephanie was awarded Mav
of the Month for a second time, Prez
Jim said it so well:
“We have many members who have
passion for their Porsche and the
club. No one exhibits that more
than our MAV of the MONTH. I
asked her to take on a committee
and she has gone above and beyond
in fulfilling that role. She cares especially
deeply about new members.
Even with a career that demands a
great amount of her time, she finds
time to not only do an outstanding
job with her committee, but also
helps other* committees.”
[*I found out from Stephanie that
when she is promoting the Monthly
Socials, she also puts a plug or two
in for our other upcoming events,
such as DEs, Rallies, and Sunday
Drives. She is quite a champion for
our Maverick Team!]
Stephanie always overlooked
enjoys Porsche the race
social events course.
What a location
that had to have been! She
heard the word Porsche way back
then, and knew of the car and its
superior engineering. Although she
never did a test drive, she bought herself
a beautiful Guards Red Cayman
with only 1400 miles on it for her
Photos courtesy of Stephanie Ho
2010 birthday. Recently she bought
a second Guards Red Porsche for
another birthday, but this time it
was a 997.2 Turbo S! Again, no test
drive! She never doubted what an
amazing car that it was. She enjoyed
receiving Peoples’ Choice Concours
d’Elegance Awards for her Turbo S
at May at Mayo’s events two years in
a row. She has only participated in
one Autocross, but unfortunately
it was on one of our sweltering hot
days and there were some technical
issues . . . not the best introduction
to that event. She will have to go
Stephanie tackles every new challenge
with great focus, energy, and
dedication. She came to the US when
she was 18 to become an Aggie! Her
brother was attending school at UT
Austin, so there’s a great story there!
During her freshman year, she paid
a short summer visit to her brother
and fearlessly enrolled for 12 hours
of summer school. Like I said: focus
and energy! She majored in
Computer Science with a minor in
Mathematics, but originally wanted
to become a veterinarian. She loves
animals, and has a 12-year old Shih
Tzu named Teddy (Bear) who “has
an attention deficit disorder.” That
dog is nothing like its owner!
Stephanie and her two Porsche loves - always in red!
Stephanie with her brother and her 911 Turbo S
Admittedly dedicated to her work, Stephanie is the
Chief Product Owner and Core Network Architect for a
top-of-the-class North America product in a leading Information
and Communications Technology company
with over 110 thousand employees globally. Her strong
commitment and determination to excel rarely permits
her more than 4-5 hours of sleep on a weeknight. Despite
her taxing schedule, we reap benefits because she
is somehow able to give us so much of her time.
Her latest interest is photography. She has attended
both courses offered by Maverick member Charlie
Davis, and is very impressed with him as a teacher. She
took the October cover shot for Slipstream, but she
mainly wants to learn to do better people pictures for
Stephanie told me she is indebted to a number of club
members, especially Frank Briggs, John Hamilton, and
myself, who welcomed her to the club and encouraged
her enthusiastic participation.
In my email to Stephanie for her Lavendou Social
event, which had over 110 Mavericks attending the best
French Provençal restaurant in North Dallas, I wrote,
“You will be long-remembered for this ‘out of the box’
During the Social event at Arthur’s, which celebrated
the birthdays of Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche with over
100 Mavericks, ex-Prez John Hamilton told Stephanie,
“You have taken Socials to the highest level, and any
potential successor would have big shoes to fill!”
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Five Speed Chatter: Hit and Run, Part 1
By Ash Seidl-Staley
to you how livid
I am right now!
We have a saying
in our club: “It’s
not just the cars,
it’s the people,”
which, when used to describe PCA
members, is an accurate and welcoming
statement; but what about
the rest of the people in the world?
Does this credo apply to everyone?
Recently, I have learned that the answer
is no. Unfortunately for the rest
of us kind hearted souls, there will
always be negative, inconsiderate,
selfish, and irresponsible people,
many of them living in the same city
as us! This two-part article, although
mainly used as a vent to my frustrations,
will describe my current situation,
as well as give you some tips on
some quick fixes in regards to body
panel repair. Even though my emotions
are running high, I promise to
keep the language G-rated!
On one fine Friday last month, I
decided to hop in the 914 after I
got home from work. With my busy
schedule of work, graduate school,
and home life with an infant boy, it
had been a few days since I sat in the
car. I was so excited to take the time
to cruise around town; those little
cars are so agile, fast, and just an
absolute dream to drive. As I started
the car, I looked in my driver’s side
mirror and saw the most horrifying
sight a Porsche owner can see. The
driver’s side rear quarter panel was
pressed in past the wheel! I jumped
out of the car and inspected the disgusting
A hard hit on the driver’s side
quarter panel of the 914 that
obviously will not simply “buff out”
Sure enough the car had been hit,
but by what I couldn’t tell, at least
initially. Expletive after expletive
escaped from my mouth while I
stormed around the parking lot. Inside,
my gut twisted, I felt so much
anger boiling up that I thought I
was going to “stroke out” on the
pavement. The first call I made was
to my wife; my voice shuddered and
cracked as I told her the news. Her
tone was composed and supportive
but I could tell she was just as concerned
about the situation and was
trying her best to ease my frustra-
Photo courtesy of the Author
tions. All attempts to subdue my
temper failed; I wouldn’t let myself
calm down. I couldn’t believe that
this had happened to me or my car.
After calling the police and my insurance
company, the investigation
began. The officer that came out
was very sympathetic and helped me
look for evidence. One of the first
things we noticed was a few black
marks on the driver’s side of the
car. As the lines, found just behind
the door-jam, streaked towards the
wheel, the large dent increased
in concavity. This monstrous dent
pushed the metal further and further
in until the fender lip was well
within the parameters of the wheel
well and resting on the tire. The
most definitive piece of evidence we
collected was the fact that my tire
had specks of my paint on it. This
meant, as the officer explained it to
me, that someone with a larger vehicle
i.e. a truck or SUV was backing
out of the spot right next to mine,
and hit my car with their tire. As
they pulled back out of their spot,
the section of tire that had rubbed
against my car rotated and transferred
my paint from the body panel
to the rubber of my tire.
Since no one saw the act, and the
offender hadn’t left his insurance
information or even a note, my
options for achieving justice were
extremely slim. The police officer filed a report and
told me that they would keep the case open until any
new information became available. Her advice to me
was to conduct my own investigation, to go out looking
for cars in the area that might have red paint on their
passenger side front tire. My insurance company was
a little more forthcoming with their help. I was lucky
to have uninsured motorist coverage on my policy, so
a check would come in the mail in the wake of the released
For me, the real issue was not the claim payment or
the cost of fixing the car, but the indecency of the individual
who willingly failed to leave his or her information!
I mean we all know that accidents happen, and
the responsible thing to do is to own up to your mistakes.
Was I the only one raised with a sense of conviction
or honor? In the days that followed, the incident I
went out in the early morning and late evening hours
searching for any tire that would lead me to the culprit.
After a week of searching I had come up empty. I then
shifted my focus to what I was going to do about repairs.
Join me next month when I reveal how I made
the best of this horrendous situation, and how I ended
up fixing the 914. Wrench on Mavs!
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A GT4 Roadtrip: Diane, Sofia and the Trip Out West
By Greg Dranow
Late this summer, I was fortunate
enough for Brenda (my wife)
and I to enjoy our new GT4 on
the roads and canyons of Southern
California. Having grown up in the
area, this was a combination of dream
come true, homecoming as well as
checking an item off the proverbial
I would be remiss if credit was
not given to Bob Aines. This
dream would not have been
such a smooth reality had it
not been for Bob’s referral of
a professional transport contact.
Enough of the formalities...
Holy jeez was this fun!! The
car arrived in So Cal with 371
miles on the odometer and as
I now write, this same odometer
reflects 1731 miles. 436 miles
over 4 days of Mulholland Drive,
Greg’s GT4 was the
first one delivered at
Porsche of Plano
Photos courtesy of the Author
The GT4 ready to tackle Mulholland Drive
Potrero Road, Encinal Canyon with a bit of Pacific
Coast Highway thrown in. This may not sound like a lot
of driving but the proximity of these locales provided
an incredible “quality over quantity” tire tread reducing
opportunity. The only thing more consistent than the
ups and downs with twists and turns were the smiles on
our faces. We were able to attend a local PCA Breakfast
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(shout out to the Santa Barbara Region) as well as Supercar
Sunday which is a well established weekly show
and shine type of event frequently attended by other
automobile aficionados such as Jay Leno, Jeff Dunham
and Jerry Seinfeld. Not sure if our welcome at each was
the result of our glistening personalities or the GT4
(likely the latter) but it was appreciated regardless.
Heading towards Malibu Beach
Some of you may have noticed in my odometer reference
above that 371 and 436 does not equal 1731. The
A few days later, I was able to return to Southern California
and continue the journey. A leisurely trip up the
coast, over the San Marcos Pass and up the 101 to San
Francisco. Bittersweet as this portion of the journey was
done with an empty passenger seat but I don’t get the
feeling any complaints will be met with any sympathy
so I will refrain. From there, Brenda joined me for the
continuation of this journey to Laguna Seca to attend
Rennsport Reunion V.
Brenda joining up with Greg for the
drive to Rennsport Reunion V
What a gathering! As a newcomer, I didn’t know exactly
what to expect. As a Porsche addict, however, I was
not disappointed. James and Wendy Shoffit were kind
enough to share some intel and suggestion over dinner
on the Monterey Pier the evening prior but as first time
attendees, we were still pleasantly overwhelmed. Old
to new to everything in between. Watched some great
cars perform on a beautiful track. Brenda’s favorite was
the GT3 Cup cars with their mesmerizing exhaust notes
paired with popping fuel cut offs of the rev limiters
sounding like an angry swarm of bees. She was giddier
After Rennsport, with souvenirs and sunburns, we
headed back to Southern California along Highway 1.
While there was a fair amount of traffic, it was still a
beautiful drive in a phenomenal Porsche with plenty
of opportunities to play. One of the highlights was engaging
the Sport Exhaust entering covered areas and
tunnels, downshifting, and assertively sharing the right
foot activated music with anyone and anything within
100 meters. Brenda finally looked at me after my third
symphony and said, “Are you having fun?” My response
was simply a smile...
The GT4 performed flawlessly. Having come from the
911, this was a completely different experience. While
the 911 (2009 997.2 S, in my example) is certainly no
slouch, I could swear the GT4 was made with canyon
driving as its blueprint. While we certainly were not
driving at racing speeds, this seemed the perfect vehicle
for this spirited style of driving. Those who know me
know I am about analogies. Not to disappoint, here
Let’s correlate the 911 to Diane Lane. Great looking,
full of class and definitely lights up any venue. (I have
met her and she is all that and more). The GT4 is more
of a Sofia Vergara. Holy crap I’m glad my heart is healthy
as a trip to the ER could otherwise happen sooner than
planned! Again, I am in no way implying the GT4 (or Ms.
Vergara, for that matter) is without substance or that the
911 (or Ms. Lane) is any less amazing or to be inferior in
any way. The 911 is the iconic Porsche dream. They are
both impressive by
their own right and
draw stares but for
Sometimes we want
to bring something
home to meet mom
while other times
we want to drive
past the homestead Amazing scenery and GT4
with our hair on fire
making the dogs bark and the car alarms wail.
Sofia, oops, the GT4 is currently tucked in under a
cover in a garage in Southern California. Looking forward
to the next adventure concluding with a return to
Texas afterward. The suggestion box is open.
The East Texas Tour: Who is Ben Wheeler, and Why did Brooks
Gremmels Buy His Town?
By Tom Martin
needed a place where I could go
for a beer. So declared Brooks Gremmels
when asked why he dedicated all
his efforts and a lot of his own money to
resuscitate a tiny town in East Texas. One
could only imagine that Brooks’ tongue was
planted firmly in his cheek when he uttered
Ben Wheeler isn’t much more than a bend in the road, 12
miles east of Canton, in a land where men are men and sheep
are nervous. The town is named after its first mailman from
the 1870s. Benjamin Wheeler delivered the mail on muleback.
If postman Wheeler were
alive to deliver mail on this
particular day, he’d see 37
sparkling Porsches and a
couple of exotic sports cars
along his route, along with a
dozen or so Model A Fords
that gathered in the parking
lot of Moore’s Store
on the main drag in town.
The Model A Club just happened
to be holding one of
their events on the same day
. . . at the same place . . . at the
same time. Go figure.
An eclectic collection of
cars in Ben Wheeler
Poor Ben Wheeler had suffered the fate that so many towns
had. Some towns came out winners, some didn’t. Ben Wheeler
did not. The place was falling down. Buildings were vacant.
Roofs were gone. Doors were missing. Weeds grew in the sidewalks.
So, Brooks went to work to see if he could recapture the
sense of community that existed before.
Last year, some Maverick Region members from Tyler
suggested holding a Saturday Drive somewhere between
Dallas and Tyler. We extended an invitation, and Kurt
Reuland came up with a pleasant 67.1-mile jaunt on the
smooth, gently winding roads of East Texas.
The town park was cleaned up, and now there is a gazebo
and a stage. Musicians showed up and started playing fiddles
and guitars. Soon there was a farmers’ market. An old wedding
chapel and a library were physically moved to the town.
The Children’s Library of Ben Wheeler got help from Half
Price Books through their book donation program, “Half-Pint
Books.” Children are encouraged to select five books to keep
upon each visit and then pass them on to five more kids when
they finish reading them. Kids now learn how to read because
of Brook’s leadership.
Photos by Tom Gomer
Shortly after 10:00
am, the first of four
drive groups headed
out, led by Kurt in
his voluptuous Ferrari
458 Italia. He
was joined by a Lamborghini
and seven Porsches.
The remaining Kurt’s Ferrari 458 Italia
groups left at five
minute intervals. The route was neat, clean and quick,
and the roads were super smooth. And as expected,
everyone’s radar detector went off while rolling into
Brooks Gremmels transformed Ben Wheeler, turning the Van
Zandt County town into a thriving arts mecca. He and his
wife Rese convinced artisans, including a hat maker, an embroidery
expert and a master knife maker, to relocate to Ben
Wheeler by offering them space, virtually rent-free. They created
art galleries and shops, as well as two restaurants that feature
live music. Gremmels created a non-profit foundation for Ben
Wheeler, and obtained a federal grant to install a sewer system.
The route was comprised solely of gentle sweepers and
straights, so the pace seemed to be more leisurely than
the typical Maverick drive of twisties that sap all of one’s
concentration and attention. In fact, I discovered that
there are these things called “cows” populating the very
countryside that we hold all our drives on! Is that cool
Brooks was as generous with
humor and fun as he was with
money. He had Ben Wheeler
declared the Feral Hog Capital
of Texas, and then he created a
huge party to celebrate what others
find a nuisance. And boy,
do they celebrate: there’s a hog
queen, a parade with hog floats,
and a pig bus. Instead of candy
or Mardi Gras beads, plastic pig
noses fly into spectators’ hands.
And so after an hour enjoying the perfect weather out
in the boonies, we landed once again at Moore’s Store
for some lunch and camaraderie. After a chicken fried
steak meal, my wife and I enjoyed the best apple cobbler
we’ve ever had. A couple more things Ben Wheeler and
nearby town Edom are known for: cobbler and pies.
In January of 2014, Brooks Gremmels passed away at the
age of 70, from pancreatic cancer. He continues to be held in
the utmost highest regard in Ben Wheeler and its surrounding
A picture of Brooks
on the wall at
Go into any Italian joint in Hoboken,
NJ, and you will see a picture of
“Old Blue Eyes,” a Hoboken native,
hanging on the wall. In Ben Wheeler,
pictures of Brooks Gremmels shine
upon those who come to visit the
town he rebuilt. And why exactly did
he do it? Because, in his own words,
he came to realize that “Building a
town from scratch was what I was
meant to do with my life.”
Many thanks to the drive group
leaders: Kurt Reuland, John
Glover, and Voy Mitchell, and to
all the Mavericks who ventured out to East Texas for the
drive. Kudos to Lindsey at Moore’s Store and her staff
for accommodating us, and special thanks to Sherri Reuland
and her Boot Campaign crew for speaking at the
drivers’ briefing to raise awareness of the plight of our
military veterans returning from the battlefields.
See you on the next Drive!
Jon Glover and Isabele Lombard, along with many
other members, enjoyed lunch at Moore’s Store
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Boxstoberfest 2015: A Weekend Driving Hill Country Backroads
By Nolo Contendere
Photos by Tom Gomer
Signs that signal
and the beginning
• The beginning
of a new
• Labor Day
• Switching from white straw
to black felt cowboy hats
• The autumnal equinox
Oh yes, and then there’s Boxstoberfest,
the annual Porsche Festival
held in visitor-friendly Fredericksburg
in the Hill Country of Texas.
This year marked the 18th meeting
of the event.
Photoshoot at the Gillespie
Since 1998, the year after the
Porsche Boxster first landed on our
shores, Boxstoberfest has been held
in Fredericksburg, where the Boxster
and Porsche faithful gather for
a weekend of camaraderie, dining,
driving, and partying. Fredericksburg
is a mecca for sports car and
motorcycle aficionados who come
to take on the Hill Country roads,
in particular the infamous “Twisted
Sisters,” three Ranch Roads where
one’s skills are challenged by a
constant succession of tight switchbacks,
sweepers, hairpins, and dips,
and often with more than moderate
elevation changes, offering a truly
kinesthetic and thrilling driving experience
for the driver.
Heading off on a drive
Early arrivals to Boxstoberfest
take advantage of the many attractions
that Fredericksburg offers:
the boutiques, restaurants, winery
tours, and health spas, as well as the
Nimitz Museum, Enchanted Rock
State Natural Area, and especially
the pre-drives offered by the organizers
of the event. Early Friday evening,
registration takes place at the
Officers Club of the Hangar Hotel,
where Porschephiles meet with old
friends to chat and imbibe a favorite
For most, the highlight of the weekend
is the Saturday Drives. There
are four scheduled spirited drives,
a scenic drive, a gimmick rally, and
this year a special “extended” drive,
led by our former Tourmeister John
Harvey, was added to the program.
After the early Saturday morning
photo-op lineup of Porsches along
the tarmac of the Gillespie County
Airport, we set off with the first
group of the spirited drives, tackling
Lots of participants
the tight twisties of Old San Antonio
Road and State Highway 16 before
veering off onto Ranch Road 337,
the first of the notorious Twisted Sisters
on our route. After a very civil,
yet unwelcome, chat with Constable
Chalmers, we were back on track,
climbing into the craggy hills until
we happened upon a small group of
extremely slow motorcyclists. Boxstoberfest
rules dictate “no passing,”
so we were stuck behind this 25 mph
moving roadblock until our first
stop. Major pain.
Midway through the drive, the
group stopped at the Frio River Canyon
Motorcycle Shop for a quick rest
stop and some nourishment. On the
road again to finish up RR 337, and
then after a short break on the relatively
tame SH 55, we ventured onto
RR 335, the second of the Sisters. It
was quite a thrill to attack the twisties
here, which were punctuated by
roller coaster “yumps” that quite literally
take your breath away.
Getting to the bottom
of some “yumps”
Unfortunately, Maverick member
Paul Farley suffered a slight “off”
along the fallen rocks that line this
part of the route, and suffered a
cut sidewall on one of his front
tires. His newer model Boxster is
not equipped with a spare tire, so
he and his wife, along with our tail
gunner team, were stranded on the
hills of RR 335 until a truck arrived
to tow his ride to San Antonio to get
a new tire fitted . . . but not until Tuesday, three days
later! This really made me appreciate that fact that the
older Boxsters carry a usable donut in the frunk.
the event: The Hangar Hotel, Stallion Capital Management,
Xpel Technologies, Park Place Porsche, Griot’s
Garage, Cool Caps, the Fredericksburg Convention
Bureau, and Lone Star Region PCA. Some lucky party
even won 3-day passes to the USGP at COTA this fall,
courtesy of Stallion.
Twisty roads everywhere you look
The drive this year seemed rather long to us. It almost
had me wishing we had packed a bedroll. Five and a half
hours from the start, we rolled back into the parking lot
of the Hangar Hotel, where I fantasized that there was
a very large gin & tonic with my name scribbled in the
frosty sweat of the glass holding that sweet elixir. And
thanks to Mary at the Officer’s Club . . . there was.
Barely got back in time to change into our tropical
garb for the ending banquet, which was liberally fueled
by libation. Many prizes were handed out at the
final ceremony, courtesy of the generous sponsors of
Mav member Tom Martin was a drive leader
Many thanks to Michael Shasshere, Steve Boyd, and
Walt Doyle, who consistently dedicate their efforts every
year into orchestrating this wonderful event.
See you all next year in Fredericksburg at the “Big
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My Second Porsche: The First Water Pumper
By Tom Martin
Photos courtesy of the Author
The Porsche 924 started life as
Volkswagen’s flagship sports
car. VW commissioned Porsche
to design the car, which developed a
chassis and transmission that would
work with the existing Audi 100 engine.
VW also handled the suspension,
utilizing a Golf steering rack, safety
column and MacPherson struts, and control arms from
the Scirocco. Porsche decided on a rear wheel drive
layout, and the new design sported a four-speed transaxle
moved back to drive the rear wheels. The clutch
remained up front with the motor, and a rigid tube connected
the motor and transaxle.
VW abandoned the project before it could market the
car, so Porsche jumped at the chance to introduce it
to the public as their entry level model, but not before
revising the coachwork and updating the interior.
Initially, the water cooled, front engine layout of the
924 was met with disdain by Porsche purists. Little
did they know that the stellar 928 was waiting in the
wings, poised to displace the venerable 911 as Porsche’s
flagship model. History will show that this result never
happened, but it is interesting to note that Porsche was
seriously considering a front engine, rear wheel drive
configuration as their path into the future.
The launch 924 was available in four standard colors:
Black, Rallye Yellow, Mars Red, and Signal Green. Two
metallic colors, Marina Blue and Diamond Silver, were
also offered as options. I ordered mine in Black, along
with the Touring Package, which included alloy wheels
and leather steering wheel, plus stabilizer bars.
The original sticker showing included options
Two months later, my new Porsche ported in New York.
I picked her up from the dealer one night after work
during the first week of January 1977 - in an ice storm
on secondary roads. On secondary roads, one hour
from home. It was borderline white knuckle driving, but
the superb balance of the Porsche helped my fiancée
and me get home in one piece.
She was absolutely gorgeous, resplendent in her shiny
black paint, complete with unmistakable new car smell.
The shifter was short and smooth, a stubby affair with
a rubber accordion boot; rowing through the gears
was akin to sliding a hot knife through butter. With
a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, handling
was phenomenal, but the engine was rather anemic.
It didn’t matter though. Once you wound her up to
redline in the gears, it was all about maintaining speed
and keeping the momentum alive.
Front and rear views of the beautiful 924
Three months later, I was winding her above redline at
autocrosses. I had some good results, but soon tired of
the confined space and restricted speed. The 924 was at
her best breathing freely, flat out in top gear on winding
country roads. So I found solace there. And also several
speeding tickets. It became necessary to retain an
attorney. Some may regard this as the reckless abandon
of youth; I look upon it as the result of an absurd,
politically-mandated 55 mph speed limit in place at the
time. But then again, I’m just sayin’ . . . .
Some major life milestones occurred in that car. I
brought my new wife home in the Porsche after our
wedding. A few years later, I drove her to the hospital
where she birthed our son, and brought them back
home in the Porsche a few days later.
Because many VW and Audi parts were incorporated
into the 924, buying replacement parts became
somewhat of a game. For example, when a new oil drain
plug was needed, I got a better deal by asking for an
Audi 100LS part. I had a bad habit of leaving my gas cap
behind at gas stations when I refueled. When I went to
the dealer and asked for a replacement cap for a 1977
Porsche 924, the quoted price was
about $25.00. I quickly changed my
request and asked for a gas cap for a
1975 VW Rabbit. “But I thought you
had a Porsche?” asked the attendant.
“I was mistaken,” was my reply. The
VW cap was $7.00.
The 924 was my daily driver. In the
winter of 1978, the Great Blizzard of
’78 descended upon the Northeast.
I was at work when it struck with
alarming speed and intensity. It
became rapidly apparent that the
Porsche would have to remain in
the factory parking lot. I parked
her close to the side of the building
and affixed a neon ball to the top
of the radio aerial. Three days later,
after the snow subsided, and after
the snowplows moved the snow
away from her, I found the Porsche
completely enveloped in a huge
block of snow. I hand-shoveled the
snow away from the driver’s door
and the exhaust pipe, crawled
inside, and started her right up. She
was a great trooper, that 924, never
let me down.
After seven great years and 107,000
miles of ownership, the 924 met
an untimely demise one sunny
afternoon when a speeding Cadillac
ignored a stop sign at a two-stop,
four-way intersection and collided
violently with the Porsche. In the
ensuing crash, my head shattered
the windshield. Concussed, I was
somehow able to crawl away from
the wreckage. An ambulance was
dispatched and transported me
to a nearby hospital. Failing the
standard recognition tests, I was
kept for observation. Then the
A sad ending to Tom’s
well-owned and driven 924.
arduous procedure of removing the
glass shards from my face began . . .
Several weeks later, after obtaining
the insurance settlement, I
purchased another 1977 924.
Draped in Diamond Silver Metallic
paint, she was a fine example of the
model. She also served me well --
until the divorce. I had to sell her to
settle. After the smoke cleared, I
tried to reclaim the past and
purchased my third 924. Acting on
impulse, and without due diligence,
I ended up with a Porsche with
problems. Enough problems to have
me park her before her time. But
not before my next Porsche.
October 4 Time Trial Results
Class Car# Name Driving Fastest
4 239 Tom Leavitt Porsche 944 (1983/Tan) 76.460
5 25 Mark Schnoerr Porsche 993 (1996/Black) 70.790
5 590 Carey Spreen Porsche 911SC (1982/Guards Red) 73.580
5 5 Travis Howard Porsche Boxster (2003/Blue) 74.005
5 65 Robyn Howard Porsche Boxster (2003/Blue) 77.219
6 56 Scott Wolthuis Porsche 911S (1975/Blue) 71.450
6 156 Casey Wolthuis Porsche 911 (1975/Blue) 72.579
6 510 Mike Farrar Porsche boxster s (2002/silver) 73.830
6 245 Denny Payne Porsche Cayman (2007/Yellow) 73.919
7 981 Ed Reynolds Porsche Cayman S (2014/Silver) 70.314
9 916 Rick Gonzales Porsche 914 (1974/black) 69.282
10 4 Rick Schwausch Porsche 911 (1999/Red/White) 65.800
10 177 Chris Tabor Porsche GT3 (2015/White) 67.159
10 93 David Hedderick Porsche Boxster S M030 (2001/Silver) 67.923
10 39 Jim Hedderick Porsche Boxster S (2001/Silver) 69.781
10 81 Jeff Herrmann Porsche 912 (1966/White-‐ish) 71.475
10 15 Gary Leto Porsche 914 (1972/Green) 81.038
1X 17 John Clark Honda Civic Si (1989/Red) 71.477
1X 99 Kim Whitener Honda CRX (1988/Blue) 72.051
1X 172 Jerrett Jan Mazda Miata (1993/Oreo White) 72.660
1X 74 Gabby Garner Mazda Miata (1995/Merlot Mica) 74.011
1X 77 Willie Manell Mazda Miata (1993/Black) 74.583
1X 42 James Schwan Mazda Miata (1990/Red) 75.581
1X 88 Mick Harrison Mazda MIata (2002/Yeller) 77.527
2X 96 Scott Steider Nissan 350z (2003/Daytona Blue) 66.812
2X 213 Chris Park Nissan 350Z (2003/Blue) 68.005
2X 91 Armstrong Vongsavath Honda S2000 (2004/Sebring Silver) 69.246
2X 199 David Whitener Honda CRX (1988/Blue) 69.492
3X 159 Gary Kelley Lexus RC-‐F (2015/black) 70.939
3X 61 Gene Arrington Chevy Stingray (2015/Black) 75.894
3X 59 Richard Diller Lexus RC-‐F (2015/black) 79.204
3R 111 Ken Orgeron BMW M3 (2011/White) 64.690
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Maverick Monthly Social: Arthur’s Restaurant
Photos by George Luxbacher and Stephanie Ho
More than 100 Mavericks attended our birthday celebration Social for Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche in the private elegant VIP
room at Arthur’s restaurant! Perfect night with an array of stunning Porsches sparkled under the starry night! Some Mavericks
stayed to dance the night away with the live band.
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919 Hybrids at COTA: Lone Star Le Mans 2015
By Carey Spreen
The only appearance
919 Hybrids in
this year took place
at the Circuit of
the Americas Formula One track
near Austin. The fifth round of the
FIA World Endurance Championship,
along with the eleventh race
in the IMSA Tudor United Sports
Car Championship series, brought
a total of eight national and international
racing classes to Texas,
including production-based GT cars
and purpose-built prototypes.
You can read all about the race
results elsewhere (spoiler alert: a
Porsche 919 Hybrid took the overall
win in the 6-hour endurance race),
so I’m going to talk about the experience
from the PCA members’
point of view.
This year, as in 2014, Porsche Cars
North America hosted a Porscheplatz
hospitality tent next to the
Turn 1 grandstands at the top of the
hill. But it was much more than just
a place to sit down and get out of the
sun – PCNA had arranged for special
guests to drop in between track
Porsche Team drivers Patrick Pilet,
Nick Tandy, Brendon Hartley, Neel
Jani, and – wait for it – Mark Webber
put in an appearance on Friday.
The Porscheplatz tent
Apparently Mr. Webber was at first
a bit fan-shy, perhaps from his experience
with European F1 fans,
but after a while he began to warm
up to the group of knowledgeable
Porsche Club members. Although
he didn’t make another appearance
on Saturday, the hope is that he will
make more of an effort to meet with
his PCA fans in the future. Unfortunately,
though, the PCA ladies were
disappointed when Patrick Dempsey
failed to make an appearance in the
Porscheplatz tent this year . . .
Porsche LMP1 and GTE-Pro drivers
Saturday was race day, with the Tudor
United SportsCar Championship
race running from 11:30 am to
2:15 pm, and a 6-hour World Endurance
Championship race beginning
at 5 pm. This meant all of the drivers
were busy focusing on their jobs, but
they still found time to drop in again
for a question-and-answer session.
This time we saw and heard Brendan
Hartley, Marc Lieb, Romain
Dumas, and Timo Bernhard talk
briefly about how much they liked
COTA as a race facility, and racing
in the US in general. Also in the
lineup were Paul Gregor, PCNA’s
Manager of Porsche Clubs in North
America; Alex Hitzinger, Director of
Engineering of the LMP1 project for
Porsche Motorsport; and Andreas
Seidl, Team Principal of the LMP1
works team at Porsche Motorsport.
After they spoke, the floor was
opened for questions from the
audience. One fan asked which
track the drivers liked the most to
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drive the 919 Hybrid on. Before
anyone could hand him a microphone,
Timo Bernhard shouted out
“Nordschleife!”referring of course
to the infamous north loop of the
Nürburgring. This brought out
laughter all around from the crowd,
although ultimately the other drivers
agreed, acknowledging the historic
14-mile racetrack as their true
Other PCNA and Porsche Motorsport
North America dignitaries
made a brief appearance, including
Owen Hayes (PMNA Director of
Operations), Jens Walther (PNMA
President and CEO), Andre Oosthuizen
(PCNA VP of Marketing),
and even Detlev von Platen (PCNA
President and CEO).
And of course PCA President
Caren Cooper was there, as well as
Zone 5 Representative Lynn Friedman,
and Regional Presidents Tracy
Gross (Hill Country) and Jack Merrill
(Longhorn) worked all weekend
to keep things on schedule. Other
PCA folks in attendance were past
National President Manny Alban,
National Treasurer Aaron Ambrosino,
and Porschplatz/Car Corral
Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen.
On-track Porsche action
If you haven’t been to a Porscheplatz
yet (and there are several
around the country each year, not
just at COTA), make it a point to get
to one next year. It will be a memorable
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Around the Bend...
By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor
What’s in a name?
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
― - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
You probably remember studying Shakespeare and that
particular line in high school a year or two ago. If not,
you need to take a refresher course on the classics, and
no, I’m not offering that here!
“Porschephile” is a name often given to members of the Maverick Region,
and rightfully so. The Urban Dictionary provides this definition: One who
is addicted to Porsches to the point of owning one or many; studying the history of
them so as to be knowledgeable of everything Porsche.
In case you’re still wondering if that name fits you or not, do you exhibit
any of these behaviors?
• The pattern on your front lawn says PORSCHE and you have a Porsche
crest on your driveway.
• If you think 944 is followed by 951 and not 945.
• Your house is Guards Red. The front door is Speed Yellow and the trim
is Silver GT. Or any combination of the above. You think it looks great!
• And finally, is your motto “You Can’t Buy Happiness But You Can Drive
A Porsche And That’s Pretty Much The Same Thing”?
Yes, I guess Porschephile is a name we can all identify
with, so get out this month and enjoy your Porsche!
On a sad note, we lost a long time Maverick Region
member, Les Moncus to cancer in early October. Les and
wife Trish have a home in Spicewood Texas.
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