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Slipstream - March 2015

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Gimme a Minute: January

Gimme a Minute: January Board Meeting By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary February 4, 2015 President Jim Falgout began the meeting promptly at 7:00. He first reported for absent Membership Chairs Tom and Susan Froehlich. We have reached a new all-time high of 1506 primary members and 2371 total members. Our region was ranked 4th nationally last year for actual member growth. Jim mentioned that it’s time again for the National Awards (Enthusiast, Family, Public Service, and Region of the Year) submissions. The board members will think of possibilities and make suggestions directly to Jim. Monthly Dinner Social Chair Stephanie Ho said that there were more than 80 people at the December event and more than 60 in January! Our February event is at the Hilton Garden Inn, where they will give us 50% off drinks. The May event is scheduled for Lavendou in Plano, with a 25% food discount. She is also working to organize a wine dinner in addition to the normal scheduled events. VP Gareth Maurice has all insurance taken care of for DE events. Concours Chair Andy Kay has set up a detailing session for Saturday, April 18 at Jack Griffin’s Garage (see ad for details). May 2 will be the May at Mayo’s Show and Shine Concours event, and June 7 will be the Autos In the Park concours at the Cooper Aerobics Center. He is working with Griot’s Garage for giveaway items for concours events. Social Chair Tracy Robertson reminded us that board meeting dinner needs to start promptly at 6:30 to ensure there’s enough time for food serving and consumption before the 7 PM meeting start. Due to the huge success of the All Member Party, she has already reserved next year’s date again at Hackberry Creek Country Club. Many thanks to the event chairs for being there, and for those who came early to help organize everything, particularly the parking! Even with this year’s sponsorship from Vatter Financial, the club spent around $1000, but it was well worth it for our turnout. She will be looking for a sponsor for next year. She is also working on the details for the May at Mayo’s event. We might have to limit attendance to avoid overcrowding. We discussed several solutions, including limiting dinner to just those who pre-registered. A date for Founders’ Day has been set for Saturday, Nov. 7, moving it back to the traditional time frame. PR Chair Linda Bambina thought the parking at the All Member Party was fantastic this year! The Slipstream target date is to be in mailboxes by the 1st of the month. Carey Spreen has consistently been spot on with his part of it. The only delays have been with others. She is excited to be helping new Editor Jim Hirsch as much as possible. Incoming Editor Jim Hirsch mentioned that Richard Solomon recently started a MRPCA Linked In group and suggested that we could utilize other social media outlets like Twitter. Jim is willing to manage the Twitter feed for us. We were in agreement to try and also that the Linked In site should be kept professional, with Facebook having the more casual social content. Editor Carey Spreen reported that we are up to 1700 printed issues (+50 from last month) due to increasing membership. Tech Session Chair Ed Mullenix has planned an event on Saturday, March 21 (see ad for details). He commented that at the All Member Party, once we had the “formal” presentation, there was no time afterwards to talk with people. Several suggestions for improvement were made. Sunday Drive Co-Chair Neill Flood said that the drives planning is coming along nicely with guidance from past chairs John Harvey and Brendan Eagan. They are set for 2015. Rally Co-Chair Don Sebert is planning a Gimmick Rally for Saturday, April 25. He is looking for an interesting destination. Several members tossed around ideas and he will continue asking for other suggestions. Mike Brodigan mentioned that Alexis Campbell has retired from the Silver Fox, but the chef has taken over in her place and will graciously continue to provide us with gift certificates for Mav of the Month. Mike will be working with Stephanie Ho to help find monthly dinner social locations. The concept is to alternate months East and West of I-35E in the metroplex. He also inquired about reviving the Round Up event for the summer. It’s a 2-3 day “multievent weekend” that is a lot of fun, but a lot of work. Linda Bambina will take it under advisement, as the most recent event chair. Travis Howard announced that there will be an end-of-year Autocross Awards banquet on Feb 21 at North Main Street BBQ in Euless. AX/TT awards will be presented. The location has an all-you-can-eat buffet, but is BYOB. Autocross Chair Wes Lincoln reminded everyone that Feb 22 is the first event under the Equipe Rapide umbrella. He encouraged everyone to sign up by going to autocross. com and following the links. Sign up for one or all (for a discount). Events will be nearly every month. Sunday Drive Co-Chair Tom Martin has the first Sunday Drive planned for March 22. He was 6 March

thankful that the pre-drive he did showed a major road closed, so he can now re-route appropriately. Starting at the Firewheel Mall (Potbelly Sandwich Shop) and ending at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, it should take maybe 2½ hours. He is looking to take RSVPs, as the drives are getting too large for “driveups.” He also wants to upgrade the technology we have to make sure all drive leaders have a good GPS to use. Saturday, April 18 will be the next Drive to the Ennis Bluebonnets. He is busy planning others. DE Registrar Wendy Shoffit mentioned that the Feb 14-15 event has lower attendance than expected, probably due to it being Valentine’s Day. Still hoping to have a surplus at the end, but we’ll see. July 18, the War Bonnet Region in Oklahoma City will be hosting a Ladies’ Autocross and wants to get some Maverick ladies to attend (quite possibly will have an instructional element). Jim Falgout reported for absentee Treasurer Richard Solomon that we have money. He passed out financial reports for everyone to see. As a follow up to last month’s board meeting, Jim suggested that the club hold $120K in reserves for future club needs. Lastly, Jim announced that the Mav of the Month is Daren Kirbo because of all his hard work at DEs (sponsorship and filling in for the DE chair). The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 PM. JANUARY 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 our January winner, TOM MARTIN, getting all 5 of 5 correct. Tom, please contact Kirk at Zim’s to claim your Gift Certificate. In the event of a tie, the winner is selected by random drawing. Thanks to all for playing! Tom will receive a $25 gift certificate to 1. At the 2014 LA Auto Show, Porsche debuted a VERY LIMITED run of the Panamera Executive Series with Stretched Wheelbase that were much more expensive than the standard Executive Series. They totally sold out in just 48 hours; they are all gone! Who said, “I wish we’d offered more cars for sale; the response has been incredible. I am sure we will do more in the future.” a. Kurt Pohl b. Wolfgang Hatz c. Peter Porsche d. Detlev von Platen Source: http://tinyurl.com/msraaj2 2. How many were to be made? a. 50 b. 100 c. 150 d. 215 Source: http://tinyurl.com/msraaj2 3. How much was the wheelbase to be stretched? a. 4” b. 6” c. 8” d. 10” Source: http://tinyurl.com/msraaj2 4. What color combinations are they available? a. Black w/Maroon b. Black w/Chestnut c. Black w/Silver d. Black or Silver or Dark Chestnut or Maroon Source: http://tinyurl.com/msraaj2 5. A standard Panamera Executive sells for about $200,500. How much did these sell for? a. $249,000 b. $265,000 c. $299,000 d. $310,000 Source: http://tinyurl.com/msraaj2 Answers: 1) b 2) b 3) b 4) b 5) d 7

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