Slipstream - February 2017

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February 2017

Published by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America

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Departments

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

Sprockets (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

Historicizing Porsches................................. 11

Kruder’s Cars & Conversation....................12

PCA My Plates............................................14

Autocross Overview....................................17

Golden Anniversary....................................18

PCA Tours Overview..................................19

Personal Experience....................................22

Volunteers Needed......................................23

Porsche of the Month..................................23

Santa Boots.................................................27

Financial Statement.....................................29

Upcoming Events

February Board Meeting...............................7

Treffen North America: Hill Country.........10

Fiesta New Mexico.....................................10

Maverick Lunch Series...............................10

Drivers’ Education......................................14

Autocross Schedule.....................................17

PCA Tours Schedule...................................19

Valentine Social..........................................23

Club Race/Solo DE.....................................28

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Volume 55, Issue 2, February 2017

February

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

Day February

1 Board Meeting

9 Mav Social: Porsche Valentine Party

14 Lewisville Lunch

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

25-26 DE: MSR

26 Autocross #1: BHS

Day April

2 Autocross #2: MW

5 Board Meeting

11 Lewisville Lunch

15 PCA Tour: Ennis Bluebonnets

20 Mav Social: Hard 8 BBQ, Coppell

23 Autocross #3: MHS

27 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

29-30 DE: MSR

Driving Event Venues

BHS Burleson High School, Burleson

COTA Circuit of the Americas, Austin

ECR Eagles Canyon Raceway, Slidell

MHS Mesquite High School Stadium, Mesquite

MSR MotorSport Ranch, Cresson

MW Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells

March

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 March

1 Board Meeting

3-5 PCA Club Race/DE: COTA

14 Lewisville Lunch

16 Mav Social: Uncle Buck’s, Grapevine

23 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

26 PCA Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard

29-Apr2 PCA Treffen Hill Country

Day May

3 Board Meeting

9 Lewisville Lunch

13 May at Mayo’s

18 Mav Social: TBD

19-21 DE: COTA

20 PCA Tour: Fortunata Winery

25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches

28 Autocross #4: MW

On the Cover: Driving

Friendships! Maverick driving

events can often be found by

looking for the club flags at the

starting location.

Photo by Bill Orr

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

printed on a space available basis. Chartered regions of PCA may reproduce items from this issue provided the author/

artist and Slipstream are credited. Slipstream is printed by Ussery Printing Company in Irving, Texas.

ARK-LA-TEX

Ken Chandler

bad968@bellsouth.net,

COASTAL BEND

Bryan Kerrick

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sbcglobal.net

2017 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

LONE STAR

Steve Bukoski

president@lsrpca.com

MARDI GRAS

Scott Spradley

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OZARK

Jim Woolly

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sbcglobal.net

WHISKEY BAY

Mike Hamza

mikehamza944@

gmail.com

CIMARRON

Joy Jones

presidentcmr@gmail.

com

HILL COUNTRY

Tracey Gross

president@hcrpca.org

LONGHORN

Charles Bush

president@longhornpca.org

MAVERICK

David Robertson

president@mavpca.org

WAR BONNET

Randal Goodman

drtoys42@aol.com

WHITE RIVER

Leonard Zechiedrich

whiteriverregionpca@

gmail.com

ZONE 5 REP

Jon Jones

zone5rep@pca.org

www.zone5.pca.org

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Sprockets: Coming this Spring

By David Robertson, Region President

n North Texas, February is always a hard

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month to call as far as weather goes. One

day I could be sitting by my pool writing

Sprockets in 75-degree sunny weather as I

am now, and tomorrow there could be six inches of

snow and ice on the ground. I for one am always ready

to go out for a drive in my 911 this time of the year

whenever there is a good day for it. If you need a good

excuse to get out, we always have a couple of lunches

during the month where we meet up, and at least one

happy hour/dinner. If you follow the various social media

outlets that we use, you will see from time to time

impromptu gatherings for coffee, lunch, drinks, or cigars

-- pretty much anything that gives us a good excuse

to get together on a nice day. Many of these impromptu

or even semi-planned gatherings are not Maverick PCA

sanctioned events, but we just enjoy getting together

for just about any reason!

Registration is open for the Spring Treffen in The

Hill Country. These new Treffens are national multiday

PCA events (replacing the previous PCA Escapes)

with driving tours as well as fun non-driving events such

as winery and brewery visits, a tour of some of the food

trucks that Austin is so famous for, and other great options.

The Hill Country Treffen will be held March 29

through April 2 at the Lost Pines Resort east of Austin.

The fall Treffen will be in Asheville, NC.

Coming the last weekend of February is our first big

driving event which is a Drivers’ Education out at MotorSport

Ranch. There is also the Carrera of the Americas

PCA Club Race and Advanced DE sponsored by the

Maverick, Hill Country, and Lone Star Regions at Circuit

of The Americas in Austin, March 3-5. This takes

the place of the previous TWS race. You may notice

that the Carrera of the Americas event has been moved

so it doesn’t conflict with Mother’s Day anymore!

I have been asked a couple of times how I came up

with the name Sprockets for my column. It certainly

stands to reason that sprockets come to mind when

we are discussing any of the Porsche automobiles. In

the past, you could see them right there on the engine

performing various tasks. Now when I look behind the

rear deck lid of a newer 911 there doesn’t even seem

to be an engine to look at. But, as I reminisce about

the olden days when Porsches had engines that were

visible to the naked eye, I also reflect on the old Saturday

Night Live skit named Sprockets that was a spoof

on German seriousness, efficiency, and precision, and

always included a certain monkey. If you are not familiar

with this particular skit then you need to look it up

because I cannot explain it to you.

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Volunteer coordinator Jimmy Gallegos at volunteers@

mavpca.org. I look forward to seeing all of you at one

of our great events this month!

MAV OF THE MONTH: Chris Flaugh

Chris is one of our relatively recent Maverick members

who almost immediately looked for a way to get

more involved and contribute to our club activities. As

it turned out, we needed someone to chair our Goodie

Store effort and Chris took on that challenge without

hesitation. When you order your Maverick name tag,

that’s Chris who gets the process going and sees that

your name tag arrives quickly. In addition, he has

helped move our club store into its use of our new Maverick

logo and works with PCA on the items available to

order. His most recent Porsche is a 30-year old extremely

original red 924S, and he also has a 31-year-old

Alfa Romeo to keep him busy. Congratulations Chris!

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2017 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs

President

David Robertson

C 617-797-0516

president@mavpca.org

Vice President

Jim Falgout

vp@mavpca.org

Secretary

Wendy Shoffit

C 972-977-9821

secretary@mavpca.org

Treasurer

Richard Solomon

C 903-530-8281

treasurer@mavpca.org

David fell in love with the Porsche

911 when, as a child, he would have

his parents stop by the old Forest Lane

Porsche in Dallas so he could dream of

someday owning one. He bought his

first Porsche 911 in 2011. He and his

wife Tracy enjoy being active members

in the Maverick Region.

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.

Wendy and husband James joined

Maverick Region in 1997, when their

daughter was only 9 months old.

Jasmine is now in college. They own

three Porsches including a 1978 911SC

as a dedicated racecar, which she enjoys

autocrossing. Her daily driver is a 2016

Cayman GT4.

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!

Autocross Chair

Mark Schnoerr

ax@mavpca.org

Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Charity Chair

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Pat Heptig

214-649-7907

cr@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis

cr@mavpca.org

Club Race/DE Registrar

Wendy Shoffit

crreg@mavpca.org

deregistrar@mavpca.org

Concours Chair

Andy Kay

817-948-8538

concours@mavpca.org

DE Chair

ChrisTabor

817-371-4888

de@mavpca.org

DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

cdi@mavpca.org

DE Equipment Mgr.

Hunter Allen

deequip@mavpca.org

DE Hospitality

Rose Gohlke

de@mavpca.org

DE Sponsorship

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

desponsorship@mavpca.org

Email List Moderator

Brian Scudder

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Email List Moderator

Matt Platts

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh

214-288-5300

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Histographer, Tenured

Charlie Davis

historian@mavpca.org

Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton

817-907-7823

membership@mavpca.org

Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho

hh@mavpca.org

Online Calendar

Karl Poulsen

calendar@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Tom Martin

tours@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Bill Orr

tours@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert

214-613-6900

rally@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher

rally@mavpca.org

Safety Co-Chair

Wayne Elliott

safety@mavpca.org

Safety Co-Chair

Bob Kramer

safety@mavpca.org

Slipstream Advertising

Bill Kruder

214-497-0711

ads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Event

Ad Design

Kurt Scaggs

eventads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Editor

Jim Hirsch

972-740-7377

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Content Ed.

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

mailing@mavpca.org

Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

972--438-8344 (W)

817-481-8342 (H)

printing@mavpca.org

Social Co-Chair

Tracy Robertson

817-944-5490

social@mavpca.org

Social Co-Chair

Phyllis Gallegos

214-695-3376

social@mavpca.org

Tech Sessions Chair

Position Open

techcorner@mavpca.org

Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos

214-697-0792

volunteers@mavpca.org

Web Site Chair

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

webmaster@mavpca.org

4 February

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Gimme a Minute: January Board Meeting

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary January 4, 2016

he meeting began at

T

7:01 pm with new President

David Robertson

explaining he would

continue the “around the room”

board meeting format. The Zone 5

meeting will be held this year Feb.

17-18 in Grapevine and invited the

board members. It’s a great opportunity

to get to know the region

presidents. He mentioned the upcoming

joint DEs at COTA with the

BMW Club in May and November.

Registration is now open for the

Treffen Hill Country, taking place

3/29 - 4/2. Also coming up is our

All Member Party (AMP) January

28. He would also like to revive our

tech sessions, although we don’t

currently have an event chair. He is

taking suggestions. Andy Kay will do

a detailing one. Several mentioned

ideas to enhance the program.

Treasurer Richard Solomon

joined the meeting via speaker

phone. He is keeping a close tab on

the financial side and will publish

the region’s financial statement in

Slipstream. We have ~$130K in the

bank currently, which is down slightly

from last year. There are some

outstanding invoices needing to be

collected. Expenses were higher

this year, mostly attributable to track

cost increases.

Guests Leslie and Michael Flores

have been in the club for 4 - 5

months. They are looking forward

to becoming more involved.

Social Co-Chair Phyllis Gallegos

has been ill for a few months, but

is feeling better and looking forward

to the upcoming AMP. She

will try very hard to have the entire

front parking lot areas reserved for

Porsches only.

Volunteer Chair Jimmy Gallegos

is always looking for people to help

out, even at the AMP (parking,

check in, etc). He is adding Tech

Session chair to his list of openings.

6 February

Tours Co-Chair Bill Orr has been

working on custom PCA license

plates. We have 291 people who

registered interest out of the 400

needed with only a small effort. He

has worked on updating an interactive

version of Slipstream. The January

issue has had 1300 views already.

Editor Jim Hirsch has been producing

40 page issues for 12 months

now, which only features content

from our members. He is thankful

for that and hope it continues. He

is looking for an editor-in-training.

He reported for Membership Chair

John Hamilton that we have 1,687

primary and 860 affiliate members

for a total of 2,547.

Autocross Chair Mark Schnoerr

reported that our program with

Equipe Rapide will continue for this

year. The BMW club is also looking

to share some events with us, including

the COTA DEs. He wants to

include links to other AX programs

from our website to make sure our

members are informed. The Lone

Star Park venue has been temporarily

lost due to a Cirque du Soleil

show and they are looking for other

sites. He might want to try to do another

Time Trial at MSR on the 1.3

mile course.

Drivers’ Education Chair Chris

Tabor is beginning his fourth year

in that position. He thinks that the

joint region and joint club events at

COTA will be a great opportunity

for all. The DE dates for the year are

set. He mentioned the possibility of

a Track Night and maybe incorporating

a Time Trial event with a DE.

Will visit other events to get ideas.

Rally Chair Don Sebert is glad

to have help from several others,

including George Luxbacher, John

Harvey, and Jeff Sebert. Two rallies

have been set for the year and might

do one more. He will have information

by the All Member Party and

will submit it to the online calendar.

New Vice President Jim Falgout

said that he has insurance handled

for events coming up.

Club Race Registrar Wendy Shoffit

mentioned we had a great Club

Race, despite lower than normal

turnout. We still have some Yeti

mugs for sale, if board members or

others are interested.

Webmaster James Shoffit said we

have been making improvements to

the website. He requested calendar

changes be emailed to calendar@

mavpca.org to make sure all parties

got the information needed.

He questioned if the lunch in Richardson

was still getting attendees;

the answer seems to be “not many.”

Maybe need to cancel that one?

Calendar Chair Karl Poulsen also

reiterated James’ request. He is doing

his best to keep up with requests

as they come up.

Monthly Social Chair Stephanie

Ho has the February Valentine’s

event set for Lavendou Restaurant

in Plano on Thursday, February

9, rather than the normal week. It

might be the last year at the venue.

Slipstream Content Editor and

Punctuation Czar Carey Spreen

mentioned that the digitizing of

all past issues might take a year to

complete, according to UNT. He

also interviewed Al Zim for his 50th

Anniversary this month and will interview

Ed Mayo for his 50th next

month.

Tour Chair Tom Martin reported

that we had five events last year. The

largest had 111 Porsches and 183

people in attendance. Events averaged

70 cars and 114 people. He

commented that the updated mav.

pca.org website is fantastic and recommends

we all visit it. He is stepping

down to allow Bill Orr to take

the reins this year.

Guest Dan Amado has been

in PCA for 25 years, mostly in the

northeast, but has been a Maverick


since 2010. He has been a DE instructor now for a few

years and is looking forward to getting more involved.

Safety Chair Bob Kramer is working to make offroad

excursions at DE events safer by insisting on car

inspections afterwards. He plans to utilize Doghouse

Performance at the track to help in this endeavor.

Social Chair Tracy Robertson asked to make sure

that everyone RSVPs for board meetings, even if they

don’t plan to eat. Seating and beverages need to be considered.

She’s working with Phyllis for the All Member

Party and is preparing for event chair presentations.

David Robertson finished by saying he is always looking

for questions or ideas to his email address. Lastly,

he announced that Goodie Store Chair Chris Flaugh is

the Maverick of the Month. Congratulations!

2017 Board Officer Election Results

President: David Robertson

Vice President: Jim Falgout

Secretary: Wendy Shoffit

Treasurer: Richard Solomon

DECEMBER TRIVIA

It’s Easy to Play!

Play here for fun and find the answers below

OR

Play for prizes on the web at http://mav.pca.org.

Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this together.

The Winner for this month is

FRANK ARMSTRONG

Frank got all 5 of 5 correct as did Tom Martin, who

receives Honorable Mention. Since there was a tie,

we had a drawing to determine the winner.

Thanks for playing, Frank! We hope you will be

back next month too.

Frank, please contact Kirk at Zim’s

to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanks to all for playing!

1. There is a village in Germany called Nürburg, which is

surrounded by the famous and historic Nürburgring racing

circuit. The Nordschleife (North Loop) is about 12.8 miles long.

The best time ever is 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Group C

Porsche 956 was set in ______.

a. 1983 b. 1989 c. 1993 d. 1998

Source: Autoweek, Nov 28, 2016, p 24

2. The current ‘verified’ record for a street-legal car is _______ set

by a Porsche 918.

a. 6:36.4 b. 6:42.8 c. 6:49.2 d. 6:57.0

Source: Autoweek, Nov 28, 2016, p 24

3. The original track opened in 1927 at over 17 miles. The 24-hour

race started in 1970, although by 1984 International Sports Car

Racing had abandoned the track for being too dangerous. But

there is still a local nine-hour race run by the _______ which is

similar to our SCCA.

a. GSCA b. ADAC c. AERA d. NURB

Source: Autoweek, Nov 28, 2016, p 24

4. Long-time car buff Brock Yates, died Oct 5, 2016. He wrote

many articles and books about the sport and the industry. He

wrote his first freelance article at age 16 for ______ Magazine.

a. Sportscar Illustrated b. Hot Rod c. Mechanics Illustrated

d. Science & Mechanics

Source: Car and Driver, Jan 2017, p 32

5. Yates must be fondly remembered for concocting, in 1971, the

Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.

It was a balls-out, shoot-the-moon, screw-the-establishment

rumble from NYC to LA. He also wrote the screenplays for

three crazy car movies. Which one did he NOT write?

a. Smokey and the Bandit b. Cannonball Run c. Smokey and

the Bandit II d. Cannonball Run II

Source: Car and Driver, Jan 2017, p 32

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

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Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

Yasha Avshalumov (Kendra)

Dallas

1965 356

Richard Brink

Arlington

1999 911 Carrera

Mark Britton

Mansfield

2007 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Ken Chen

Plano

2016 Cayman S

Ronald Cleaver

Granbury

2017 Macan Turbo

Robert Cook

McKinney

2014 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Larry Crim

Justin

2014 Cayman S

James Epperson

Dallas

1963 356

Laura Garber

Addison

2012 Cayman S

Michael Hughes

Plano

2016 Cayman GT4

Eric Johnson

Fort Worth

2001 911 Carrera

Steve Kerr

Arlington

2008 Boxster S

Wade Ledbetter

(Jennifer)

McKinney

2014 Boxster S

Ian Ma

Plano

2010 911 Carrera S

David McCombs

Dallas

1981 911 SC

Derek Sandler

Dallas

2006 911 Carrera 4

Hayden Schottlaender

Dallas

2014 Cayman S

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

contact John Hamilton at

membership@mavpca.org

Say hello to your fellow

Porsche drivers!

Flashing your high beams at fellow Porsche

drivers is a time-honored tradition . . .

Keep the flash alive!

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,687

Affiliate Members ~ 860

Total Membership ~ 2,547

Rick Selah

Dallas

1989 911 Carrera

Dan Sepdham

Flower Mound

2014 Boxster

Mark Turk

Dallas

2016 Cayman GT4

Transfers In

Tim Webb

Allen

Transfer From: AZ

2002 911 Carrera

Anniversaries: February

** 50 Years **

Edward Mayo

Fort Worth

30 Years

Don Breithaupt (Taxi)

San Antonio

Jack Griffin

Dallas

25 Years

Daniel Amado (Jean-Anne) Lucas

Pierce Hooper

Fort Worth

15 Years

Mark Berge (Richard)

Douglas Bielefeld

Charles Bricker

Thomas Froehlich (Susan)

Ed Roberts (Tom Schar)

W Wright (Pat)

10 Years

Douglas Cardy (Linda)

Plano

Dallas

Rockwall

Dallas

Coppell

Dallas

Plano

Elaine Cerney

Don Noe (Kathy)

20 Years

Mansfield

Arlington

5 Years

Cynthia Ebeling (Mark)

Don Gary (Kyle)

Stephanie Ho

Kenneth Lokey

Stephen Montague (Janie)

Jerry Prater

Marcus Taylor

Grapevine

Lewisville

Euless

Frisco

Dallas

Garland

Wylie

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SAVE THE DATES: MAY 25 – 28, 2017

Celebrate the 2017 Fiesta New Mexico

at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel

in beautiful Santa Fe, NM! It’s the 50th

Year of Roadrunner Region hospitality

and fun!

• Concours

• Autocross

• Landmarks Rally

• Beautiful New Mexico Drive Outs

There will be a Welcome Reception,

Continental breakfasts and Awards

Banquet. You will definitely want the

commemorative t-shirts and other

goodie bag items, all included.

Registration will be

through

motorsportreg.com

Plan to register early- we can

accommodate a maximum

of 100 cars at our event.

More details to follow and a

link to register for this sureto-be-sold-out

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10 February


Historicizing Porsche: Ferdinand’s Earliest Innovations

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Photos contributed as noted

orsche has an amazing history. For over 118

P

years, developments and innovations from

the Porsche brand, the Porsche business,

and the Porsche family have posited many

firsts.

In 1899 Ferdinand Porsche built the world’s first

hybrid electric vehicle (the Lohner-Porsche, “Semper

Vivus”). Twenty years later, and after realizing size and

speed correlate, Ferdinand worked with Austro-Daimler

developing race cars. One such petite car dubbed

“Sascha,” though out-sized and out-powered by the

competition, garnered a miraculous success. It won 43

races in its career, including the 1922 Targa Florio!

By 1939, Ferdinand had

launched Volkswagen and

already become a leader

in the German automobile

industry. He continued his

drive for innovation by designing

the Mercedes-Benz

type 80. The project had

high hopes of achieving

a land speed of over 470

Ferdinand Porsche

Photo from Biography.com

mph, a speed that would

have shattered all records

at the time and wouldn’t

be realized until the late 1950s, but the start of World

War II crushed the project. Ferdinand also designed

racing cars for Auto Union. The Auto Union P (the P

designating Porsche’s involvement) was powered by a

16-cylinder behemoth and was driven by two of racing’s

greatest drivers, Hans Stuck and Tazio Nuvolari.

The war temporarily halted Ferdinand’s infatuation

with racing, but his inventive gene continued to

flourish. In 1942 he helped design the VK4501 tank,

aka the Tiger P. Although production of the tank was

never picked up by the German military, some chassis

(roughly ninety of them) were converted into anti-tank

guns in 1943 and renamed the PanzerJäger Tiger P,

or Ferdinand for short. Throughout his early career,

Ferdinand proved how effective he was at pushing the

limits of technological advancement on automobiles

and military transportation.

I bring up Ferdinand’s past innovations not to connect

him to the political and social atmosphere of the

time, though future articles might as his story is fascinating,

but to reveal another first that hits home with

me, this time by his son Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; Ferry

Porsche proves this point. In 1948 Ferry developed

Porsche’s first roadgoing sports car, and I bet you can

Porsche 356/1 Roadster

Photo courtesy of the Porsche Museum

guess what it was: the 356! But a little known fact, or

at least overlooked, is that the prototype for the 356,

dubbed the 356/1, actually possessed an engine that

was mounted behind the driver, but in front of the

rear axle. That’s right Mavs -- Porsche’s first 356 had

a mid-engine! The two-door roadster had a wheelbase

of 82.7 inches, a width of 65.4 inches, and weighed a

mere 1,290 lbs. Ferry propelled his innovation with the

air-cooled 1.1L Type 369 flat four. The spirited little

vehicle produced a humble 40 bhp and derived most

of its mechanical and suspension parts from the VW

Beetle. The public became infatuated with the iconic

body style that was designed by Erwin Komenda, and

Porsche continued to produce the vehicle, only altering

the position of the engine to behind the rear axle

to save money, and to open up space for two additional

seats.

The history and physical location of the unique

and groundbreaking 356/1, as many Mavs have seen

upfront, is housed at Porsche’s museum in Stuttgart.

One day, I will be lucky enough to see it, and bask in its

glory. Until then I have my Porsche books, my Porsche

gossip, and my Porsche projects. I told you 2017 was

going to be a phenomenal year! As always . . . wrench

on Mavs!

Resources and good reads:

Karl Ludvigsen, Porsche: Excellence was Expected

(New Jersey: Princeton Publishing Inc., 1977).

Blaine Taylor, Volkswagen Military Vehicles of the

Third Reich: An Illustrated History (Boston: Da Capo

Press, 2004).

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations

By Debi Gibson, 914 Passenger

Photos courtesy of the Author

o what’s a Kitzbuhel?

S

Read on to find out!

Well, most weekends

I’m asked that about

my newest 914 that putts along in

true 70s style. Debi is typically in

the passenger seat all bundled up,

enjoying the nostalgia of the old

radio and its vintage charm. So

this month, she asked if she could

interview the guy behind the wheel

and the author of the monthly

Kruder’s Cars and Conversations.

So here it goes -- we are putting this

month’s conversation in “reverse.”

The story as heard and narrated by

Debi Gibson . . .

Bill Kruder, owner 1971 914/4 and

1982 911SC, member since 1996

12 February

Debi Gibson: So it’s clear to most

how much you enjoy hanging with your

Porsches looking for any excuse to pick

up a box of donuts and hang with your

car and friends. When did you first realize

you had a passion for cars?

Bill Kruder: Well, my oldest sister

Sharon and husband Bill had a

‘68 Tangerine 912 when I was 17.

She used to take me out in it, and

one day she actually let me drive

it. I never forgot it! Guess it kinda

stuck.

It really got me into owning

sports cars . . . Fiats to MGs to VW’s.

I had a special love though for German

cars.

DG: Fitting with the last name

Kruder! When did your first Porsche

enter the story?

BK: It wasn’t until we moved

here to Dallas in 1994 that I decided

it was time to own my dream car.

In 1995 I did months of research

on which Porsche to own and I decided

on the ’82 911SC Coupe.

DG: What’s so special about that

one?

BK: Well the SCs are really

known to have strong engines. I really

like the color Platinum because

they aren’t as common, you don’t

see a lot out there. It was important

to me that the car I owned was all

original too, and she was. I found a

two-owner car in Hot Springs, AR,

in the Dallas Morning Newspaper

in the Classifieds. After Fed Ex pictures

went back and forth (before

iPhones of course) I purchased a

one-way ticket to Arkansas, had the

car checked out, and drove it five

hours home.

DG: What did your friends and family

think?

BK: They thought I was a little

crazy. “Why would you want such

an old car to be your daily driver?”

It just kinda fulfilled a boyhood

dream. Having just moved from

Chicago after 20 years, it was nice

to drive back and forth to work and

have it waiting for me in the garage.

DG: I know you retired from JC Penney

after nearly 40 years with the company.

So you parked it every day in their

garage? I bet you got some looks and

comments with the coupe parked there.

BK: Oh Yeah, I did! No one

could believe it and it sparked a lot

of cool conversations.

DG: So tell us about your latest find?

How did you pick your second Porsche?

BK: I always loved the 914 for its

quirkiness, and when I first started

with JC Penney there were two guys

that had them. I thought it would

be cool to own one!

DG: So how did you find “the one”?

BK: Well we started looking for

it in August of last year and found

one up in Indiana. I had an offer

drafted, but a couple things didn’t

sit right, and the owner was kinda

dragging his feet. So one Saturday

morning after Porsche Cars and

Coffee, Robert, Peter, Greg and I

(some of our local Mavericks) decided

to make a trip to a local cigar

shop and the story really began!

Hunting for the 914 over cigars

DG: Oh, trust me, I remember that

Saturday well.

BK: Well we sat down talking and

Robert started looking on eBay.

He was flipping through the listings

and discovered this car right

here in DFW, all original, and what

sealed the deal for me was that it

had the original delivery and service

documents from Hagestad’s

Porsche Dealership in Denver!

DG: And why was that so important?

BK: If you’ll remember just

months earlier I had written my first

“Kruders Cars and Conversations”

on Bob Hagestad himself. He’s the

longest running member of PCA in

Maverick Region. I learned from

that interview that Bob and his dad

had opened up VW and Porsche

stores in Denver along with a lot of

other cool stories. We really developed

a connection from that, and

like with all my articles, the people

I meet become friends.

DG: So you bid on a car on eBay

then?! I still can’t believe it.

BK: Yes! The bidding began that

morning . . . it wasn’t until 8 hours

later that I “owned” Bob Hagestad’s

car. It was quite a day! Four guys

staring at their iPhones, cigars in

hand, like expecting fathers.

DG: So what are some of the characteristics

you love about this particular

914?

BK: Well the fact that the car

was a special order. Of all things,

you couldn’t purchase a black


914. It had

to be special

ordered

including

chrome

“steelie”

wheels. Another

fun

fact is that

when the

original

owner took

Bill, Bob, and the 914

delivery of

the car he realized it didn’t have a

Porsche badge on the front hood.

He told Bob that unless it had the

badge he wasn’t taking possession

of the car. So Bob, as a “dealer installed

option,” complied by putting

a Porsche badge on the car for

him. The 914/4s were badgeless so

that in itself makes this one unique.

DG: So let’s get back to this Kitzbuhel

then. What is that about?

BK: Well, turns out the first

owner, when he took delivery in

November of 1970, and being from

Austria, put that tag on the car in

remembrance of his home town.

What’s really cool is that I’ve actually

spoken to him. I found through

the records his phone number and

gave him a call. He was in disbelief

that I now owned his car with the

emblem he added still intact.

DG: I know you instigate a lot of car

gatherings; barely a weekend passes by

without an outing. What prompts your

outings?

BK: Well about a year ago I got

involved in the monthly Porsche

Cars and Coffee and then realized

that most other Saturdays we all

are looking for a good excuse to

get out in our cars. So we started

“impromptu” gatherings that usually

consist of a “meet the new car”

that someone has added to their

garage, or heck, it might just be

that someone bought new tires; it

doesn’t take much with this group.

It’s typically 15 to 20 cars gathering

together just over the fact we love

our Porsches. We make new connections,

share fun facts, and just

enjoy hanging with our cars.

DG: Well I think you have a “ministry”

of sorts! Connecting people and

their cars!

BK: I enjoy it! The provenance

of the car is personal . . . mine is

from Bob’s dealership, others hold

childhood nostalgia, or someone

else has a color that is rare. Ultimately

though, it’s about the person

and their personal connection

with their car. It’s true that a car is

an extension of a personality and a

history. It’s the real story.

So there you have it folks, the

story behind the man who arrives

early to put the cones out, writes

the monthly article, posts the numerous

pics on Facebook, and is

always finding an excuse to gather

friends and their cars together at

the next cool coffee spot: “Kruder,”

aka the Donut Guy.

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16 February


Maverick Region 2017 Autocross (AX) Events

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

utocross is a very fun and popular nationwide

form of motorsports that emphasizes

A

safe competition and active participation.

Participants, ranging from novices, significant

others, and the highly experienced, can drive their

car (multiple drivers allowed) and manage a support

role to assist in running the event. Autocross differs

from track-based events in that there is generally only

one car on a section of the course at a time, spaced well

apart from other cars, and driving against the clock at

speeds generally below 60 mph, rather than at high

speeds with other cars in close proximity, as in Drivers’

Education, or true wheel-to-wheel competition, as in

Club Racing.

The Maverick Autocross program is a low risk way to

get started in competition driving almost any car. Our

region puts on events in collaboration with the very

well-run Equipe Rapide Sports Car Club (autocross.

com) in 2017 at sites like the Burleson ISD Stadium

lot (first event, February 26), Mesquite Memorial Stadium,

and Mineral Wells Airpark (about 40 miles west of

Fort Worth). It is an excellent way to learn car control

expertise that will improve your overall driving skill.

You will quickly learn about proper seating position,

looking ahead, threshold braking, and precise car control,

while you try to execute a perfect lap on a pylonmarked

course where you will be timed to the thousandth

of a second. There is a two-second time penalty

for every pylon knocked over, so quick, clean, and neat

driving matters. Unless

you do something very

unusual, the only risk

to your car is contact

with a rubber cone that

can be easily cleaned

off.

Many participants

have used autocross as

a steppingstone to DE

or Club Racing. Some

very fast and wellknown

road racers got

their start in autocross.

Some drivers still autocross

after moving up

to those other higherrisk

activities or move

on to National caliber

PCA Parade or SCCA

competition.

Most drivers can navigate the whole course after just

one shift to second gear. The next 60 to 80 seconds

are such a rush that some drivers barely take time to

breathe. You do this six to eight times after just walking

the unique course found at each event. The rest of the

day you will meet lots of interesting people, take a shift

running part of the event from registration, tech, or

corner station duty, and enjoy an exciting assortment

of interesting cars at speed. These are very social events

where ride-along opportunities and in-car instruction

will help you enjoy the experience.

Although there are many classes at these combined

events with Equipe Rapide, Porsche Club entrants can

run in the Small Region classes, as specified in the PCA

Parade Competition Rules (PCRs), at these events. For

2017 these include three fully showroom stock classes

for completely stock 1990 and later Porsches (including

your Cayenne, Panamera, or Macan!), four classes

for all pre-1990 and lightly modified later model cars,

and special classes for the fastest prepared or modified

Porsches.

Registration is available on line or on site. Arrive

about 8 am and bring a lunch or snacks with you, since

lunch breaks are not always scheduled. After tech inspection,

walk the course or do so with the formal novice

walk-through for some additional insights. Cars

start running about 10 am and awards are presented

about 4 pm. Join us for a safe and fun way to learn the

limits of your Porsche!

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Golden Anniversary: Al Zim’s 50 years with Maverick Region

As told to Carey Spreen

Photos courtesy of the Author

r. Zim (you can call him

M

Al) was always interested

in cars. His first heartthrob

was a 1958 Volvo

PV444. Soon his parents bought

him a two-year-old Volvo. Eventually,

“work” on the Volvo was necessary. Al

was attending Wilmington College

in Ohio, and there was one sports

car shop in Wilmington, which Al

frequented for parts and advice.

He spent many days in the parking

lot “fixing” things that should have

been left alone. At the start of his

sophomore year, he convinced the

sports car shop owner to hire him.

The shop could be considered a

“hole in the wall,” but was one of the

few shops that catered to Porsches.

Although Al was enamored with Austin-Healeys,

he was often reminded

that Porsche was the only way to

travel. He soon acquired a Speedster

and an SCCA competition license

at the Nelson Ledges racetrack. He

drove it to the track, put in four

hours of racing, and drove back, all

on Blue Streak race tires.

Al and Ed circa 1976

In September he began a Masters

program at Miami University in Oxford,

Ohio. He used the Volvo as a

tow car and the Speedster as a race

car, but also had a home-built Formula

V and a 1956 Porsche-powered

VW. With no place to work on the

cars, the racing program sputtered

to a halt, and he had sold them by

graduation 1966.

Newly married, Al was accepted

into a PhD program at North Texas

State University (now UNT), and

joined Maverick Region. Al recalled

that first Maverick meeting, where

everyone present except Al (and

one other person) were wearing

sport jackets. He was asked to sit

in the back of the room. Not an

auspicious beginning, but he hung

in there!

Ed Mayo, whom Al had met at

college in 1960, was teaching high

school auto shop in Cleveland when

Al invited him to Texas to visit.

When Ed arrived in late fall, he was

amazed at the layers of clothing

that he no longer needed. He was

also amazed at Al’s rust-free 1958

Speedster. “$750.00 is what I paid

for it -- you can have it for that,” said

Al. Ed drove the Speedster back to

Cleveland, where it was 22 degrees.

Within a year Ed had moved to Texas,

joining Maverick Region in 1967.

But that’s another story . . .

Al was now an Associate Professor

at Tarrant County Junior College,

now known as Tarrant County College.

Ed worked as a mechanic at

the local Porsche dealerships. They

began to work on Porsches together

in Al’s detached garage.

At one point they heard about

a 550 Spyder (550-047) for sale for

$1500.00 in Arlington.

Al purchased the car,

and before he even

drove it, Bill Jones

(Jones Autowerks)

bought it for $1600.00.

Turns out that it had

placed sixth at the 1955

24 Heures du Mans,

driven by Glockler and

Juhan, and Carroll

Shelby’s name was even

on the Texas title. A

seven-figure retirement

program had slipped

through his fingers.

Al in his current office at

Zims Autotechnik

Their shade tree work continued

until 1974, when one of Al’s neighbors

complained that they were

illegally running a business from a

residence. The result was a new location

in Euless that had formerly

processed chickens, and POR-SHA

was born.

Unfortunately, Porsche AG did

not appreciate the use of such a

similar name. Federal legal action

ensued, with the judge’s statement

that if the sign was not off the building

by Monday morning, Al would

be in federal prison. To this day

neither Al nor Ed can legally use

the word POR-SHA. With a move to

Bedford in 1979, the doors opened

as “Zim and Mayo.” Later, Zims

Autotechnik signified the separation

of Ed and Al.

A meeting at Zims in 1988

resulted in the Tub Club, a 356

organization. Al recalls that, when

naming the group, there was some

concern that “Tub Club” might be

confused with a seedy Dallas location

which rented hot tubs by the hour.

Fortunately, the name prevailed

and the hot tub rentals did not. The

Tub Club has about 80 members

currently.

Al owns a 1957 356A coupe, a

1961 356B coupe, a 1985 491 widebody

Carrera coupe, a 1986 491

widebody Carrera

Cabriolet, and twin

1988 G50 Carreras, a

coupe and a cabriolet.

Al tends to keep a low

profile so we don’t get

to see him very much,

but when we do, there

is always a story.

So, congratulations

Al, on achieving an

impressive milestone

with Maverick Region.

We are honored to be

able to count you as

one of our own.

18 February


PCA Tours – A 2017 Overview

By Tom Martin, Region PCA Tour Co-Chair

he Maverick PCA Tours program enjoys a

T

long, varied, and colorful history throughout

the 50+ years of the Club. The purpose

of the Tours program is to provide members

with a suitable environment to explore the limits of

their Porsche in a non-controlled environment, within

the limits of the law.

Tours were held sporadically during the early years

of the Club, but in 1971, past President Charlie Davis

created and conducted the first of many Tours to

Eureka Springs in Arkansas. Unfortunately, they were

characterized by major accidents. A couple of drivers

and cars were simply not capable. In 1980, the Tour was

made a non-official event and only drivers who could

safely drive 1100 “spirited” miles in 2.5 days were invited!

It continued as an invitation-only event until about

1985, when tourists became a major issue. By that time,

Eureka Springs had turned into a mini-Branson and

lost much of its charm, and Highway 1 in southeast

Oklahoma became polluted with RVs.

The Club continued to conduct several Tours to

the Hill Country and East Texas. Most were multi-day

events. In the ensuing years, thanks to a long line of

Tourmeisters, the PCA Tours program has evolved

into what it is today. Tours run between 60-100 miles

in length, and are completed in a few hours on a weekend.

End destinations usually incorporate a suitable

dining venue, and wine is almost always involved. Go

figure. Major accidents are a thing of the past, possibly

because of increased driver skill, but more likely due to

the advanced electronic driver aids that Porsche incorporates

into their vehicles.

For the 2017 season, we have assembled five Tours

that we hope will afford Mavericks the chance to stretch

their Porsche’s “legs” and showcase some interesting

roads and destinations. They include locales such as the

Mitas Hill Vineyard in McKinney, the Ennis Bluebonnet

Tour, Fortunata Winery in Aubrey, Lantana Lodge

in Pilot Point, and even MotorSport Ranch, where we

will be doing parade laps on their most excellent road

course. The schedule appears on the Maverick website

and also directly below.

Stay tuned to Slipstream for “PCA Tour Previews,”

and the Maverick website to receive all the latest details

and updates on the PCA Tours. Hope to see you all

sometime on a Tour!

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Personal Experience: Buying a Porsche Online

By Peter Wen

Photos courtesy of the Author

ad, are you looking to

D

buy another Porsche?”

asked my son. “No, I

am just looking,” I replied

offhandedly as I continued

to browse the internet ads. I understood

where he was coming from,

however. Like many of you, I have

spent hours online just to look and

to dream. Well, that dream became

reality on December 5 last year as

I took delivery of my 2011 997.2

Turbo S Cabriolet.

“One of One” is now residing in Dallas

I found her on Porsche.com.

I named her “One of One,” partially

a tribute to the “Seven of

Nine” character for you Trekkies.

She lived in Palm Beach, but was

offered for sale in Buffalo, NY. A

truly unique 911, it left Stuttgart

with both paint-to-sample Polar

Silver exterior and Lipstick Red interior.

Her previous owner wanted

to create a one-of-a-kind 911. The

extensive option package included

carbon-fiber trim and some highly

unusual leather-covered items,

such as the rearview mirror, fuse

box panel, and vent slats! Leather

vent slats sealed the deal for me. I

was sold on this beauty! She is One

of One.

One of One had extensive service

records from the dealership.

All major and minor maintenance

had been completed. To be 100%

22 February

certain, I scheduled an independent

PPI (pre-purchase inspection).

After all, I was about to make

this major purchase sight-unseen.

Niagara Region PCA members

were eager to help. They recommended

the PPI shop as well as offered

to conduct a visual inspection

in my absence. PPI did uncover a

small coolant leak and some minor

cosmetic flaws that I used in my

negotiation. The DME report was

clean with no over-rev history. To

transport One of One

back home to Dallas, I

relied on fellow Mavs.

A quick Facebook post

produced several solid

recommendations. The

journey took about two

days. It was delivered

without incident in an

enclosed carrier.

As expected, to reach

my dream, sacrifices had

to be made. In this case, it

was my beloved Cayman,

my first Porsche. I used

dealership trade-in offers, and websites

like kbb.com and autotrader.

com, to determine my sales price.

I posted it on the Mav Facebook

page, PCA classifieds, and Craigslist.

With detailed descriptions

and great pictures, it was sold in six

days. Frankly, I was not ready for it.

So sudden, I didn’t have a chance

to say goodbye.

Unique interior options

abound!

It has been a month and 800

miles since One of One arrived in

Dallas. It has been a blast to show

her off to family and friends. She

is everything I thought a Turbo

would be and more. It’s a car with

split personalities. It’s a great daily

driver with ride comfort and modern

conveniences. However, with

the Sport Plus mode engaged and a

bit more right foot pressure, a beast

emerges from under the sheepskin.

I can’t help it but to grin ear to ear.

This was a dream fulfilled. Spring

driving season will be upon us soon.

See you out there, Mavs!

Top down no matter how cold!

Author’s note:

Expand your dream car search:

Porsche.com pre-owned section is an

excellent place to begin your search for

newer (993, 996, 997, 991) Porsches.

The powerful Car Locator tool gives

you access to Porsche inventory from

U.S. dealerships. Other great sites are

Autotrader.com, eBay, and our own

mav.pca.org and Slipstream classifieds,

along with pca.org classifieds!

Surprisingly, Craigslist is a good

place to sell your P-cars. The posts are

picked up by many third-party websites

and reposted. Your ad there will reach

a national audience. Be sure to take

detailed, close-up photos of your interior,

especially the buttons, seats, and wheels.

Lastly, PCA is full of helpful and

knowledgeable folks. It’s a great resource

to keep in mind. Dream on, Mavs!


Porsche of the Month

Selected by Bill Orr

For instruction on how to submit your

Porsche photos in the POTM contest go to:

http://mav.pca.org/photos/POTM/

Grey Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (Photo by David Temming)

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Santa Boots: Maverick Region’s Work with the Boot Campaign

By Boot Campaign Staff

Photo courtesy of the Boot Campaign

or more than half a

F

century the Maverick

Region of the Porsche

Club of America has

been driving friendships and

spreading good will to the Dallas/

Fort Worth Metroplex. During the

2016 holiday season that effort was

expanded to 60 new families when

the Maverick’s joined military nonprofit

Boot Campaign as a sponsor

in its heralded Santa Boots outreach

program.

Providing Christmas gifts is often

a challenge for service families

with financial difficulties, and Boot

Campaign developed the Santa

Boots program to join with other

patriots to relieve some of that holiday

stress while showing continued

support from our grateful nation.

Each year, veteran and active

duty families are nominated by the

Boot Campaign network to receive

Santa Boots gift packages. Items

are wrapped and tagged by Boot

Campaign Elves, noting the gifts’

donors on the tag, and placed in

personalized family boxes with a

heartfelt note of gratitude from

Boot Campaign. There are 20 to

30 amazing gifts per family box, including

multiple WOW-type gifts to

add to the excitement, and they are

Boot Campaign family box

delivered as a SURPRISE just days

before Christmas.

Santa Boots gifts are collected

from patriotic families, businesses

and organization from across the

country, like PCA’s Maverick Region,

which generously sponsored

funds to purchase special Cinemark

Movie bundles to bless 60 recipient

families.

The Mavericks’ donation was

customized to each box based on

family size, so the entire family

could have a free night out at the

movies that included food concessions

for each family member.

“The Maverick Region of PCA

was excited about the opportunity

to play a role in financially supporting

the Boot Campaign’s Santa

Boots program during Christmas

2016,” reflects Richard Solomon,

the Region Treasurer. “Many of our

members are veterans, so we were

especially proud of what this program

did to touch the lives of our

American heroes.”

Boot Campaign’s annual Santa

Boots outreach campaign was developed

in 2015 by the five founding

“Boot Girls” of Boot Campaign

as a holiday program that the military

non-profit charity’s volunteers

and sponsors could get actively involved

with.

“Santa Boots is such a terrific way

of connecting civilian Americans

to the brave men and women who

served, and is our small way of making

sure they feel appreciated for

their service and sacrifice at a time

of year when many feel stretched

financially,” says Sherri Reuland,

Boot Campaign Board Member

and one of the Boot Campaign’s

five founding Boot Girls.

“We are so thankful to have

dedicated and generous program

partners like Maverick Region, who

have taken a leap of faith with us

in Santa Boots to spread holiday

cheer to those deserving families in

the Dallas-Ft. Worth area,” adds Reuland.

“The Santa Boots program

does as much for the heart of those

who participate in preparing these

family gift boxes as it does for those

who receive them.”

Big smiles not only come to the

recipients but also to Boot Campaign

Elves, who wrap and customize

the family gift boxes based on

a family profile with “just the right

touch.” The Elves then deliver the

“surprise” personally to Santa Boots

families for a hard-to-match experience

of the season.

“Santa Boots is about more than

Christmas gifts or patriotism to

me,” says Pamela Hughes, a Boot

Campaign Elf. “Santa Boots lets

me bring love and hope to families

during a time that may be difficult.

When they receive a box, you can

see that it’s like they are overwhelmed

with a sense of hope and

knowing that people care more

than they knew.”

Adds Sgt. First Class Nurse (Ret.)

Cassandra Cantin, U.S. Army, a

Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador

and Elf: “This experience has truly

changed my life as well as the lives of

so many veterans and their families.

It’s one thing to hear someone say

‘thank you for your service,’ but it’s

a whole different ball game when

someone says it and then shows

up with this big box of thanks. It

shows that not only do you matter

for showing what you are willing to

sacrifice, but your family matters

and we are thinking about you all.”

“We are thrilled and honored to

have the Boot Campaign as one of

only two charities we support

through our club activities,” concludes

Solomon. “We look forward

to future events we can partner

with the Boot Campaign to support

our military veterans and active

duty service men and women.”

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28 February


2016 Maverick Region Financial Statement

By Richard Solomon, Region Treasurer

he 2016 financials for

T

the Maverick Region

of Porsche Club of

America 7:55 have AMbeen included

in this month’s 01/07/17 magazine

Net Revenue or Cost

MAVERICK REGION PCA

for transparency to Cash our Basis members

January through December 2016

of all club activities. It is important

to all of us on this Board to be

good stewards of what we are given

to further expand our club, but to

also further the brand of Porsche

Club of America and Porsche.

2016 results reflected a net

cost to the club of $9,755, which

is a decline as compared to 2015.

This is attributable to higher track

expenses related to our Driver

Education programs and planned

excess costs towards club-wide

events. Also, the timing for receipt

of certain sponsorships and advertising

income contributed to this

position. Lastly, we are proud to

mention that through the generosity

of our club members and by decision

of the Board, we were able

to provide direct financial support

to two region charities totaling

$18,095. So, Thank You!

In conclusion, despite these results,

the club remains on strong

financial footing to meet the needs

of its members and the charities

we support. We will continue to

work to improve your club experience

while maintaining the integrity

of our financial charge.

Jan - Dec 16

Ordinary Income/Expense

Income

4000 · Revenues

4001 · Membership 34,353.80

4002 · Registrations 166,972.59

4003 · Sponsorships 22,565.00

4004 · Goodie Store sales 596.18

4005 · Advertising income 30,047.92

Total 4000 · Revenues 254,535.49

4006 · Interest Income 33.66

4007 · Charitable receipts 2,835.00

4008 · Social Income

4008-03 · Founders Day -400.00

4008 · Social Income - Other 510.00

Total 4008 · Social Income 110.00

4009 · Other 362.65

4011 · Auction proceeds 4,934.00

Total Income 262,810.80

Expense

5000 · Expenses

5001 · Track Expenses 166,241.44

5002 · Social expenses 19,553.99

5003 · Goodie Store Purchases 176.50

5004 · SlipStream 47,124.23

5005 · Postage 3,167.48

5009 · Concours expenses 577.54

5011 · Rally Expenses 275.94

Total 5000 · Expenses 237,117.12

5006 · Other administrative expense 9,005.06

5007 · Board Meetings 3,888.05

5008 · Storage 3,020.00

5010 · Sunday drive expenses 1,440.79

66900 · Reconciliation Discrepancies 0.33

Total Expense 254,471.35

Net Ordinary Income 8,339.45

Other Income/Expense

Other Expense

6001 · Charitable donations 18,094.93

Total Other Expense 18,094.93

Net Other Income -18,094.93

Net Income -9,755.48

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Unclassifieds

Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region members and are $5 for all others (contact editor@mavpca for payment details). Please limit size to no more than 6 lines. Ads will run for 3

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

on our website. Check your ad for accuracy the first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled sooner. Due to space constraints, photos may or may not be included. No dealers please!

For Sale: 2008 Cayenne GTS. Sand White / Havanna

Alcantara interior. Tiptronic S, Moonroof, Bose

sound, PCM with Nav, Rear-view camera, iPod

integration. Bi-Xenon headlights with cornering

lights and washers, clear front bra, WeatherTech tray

in the rear hatch. 89,300 miles. Ask Porsche Plano

about the service history – everything done there,

nothing left unfixed. Excellent shape inside and out.

Selling because my 2017 Macan arrived and garage

overflowed. Asking $21,000. Contact James Shoffit at

james@shoffit.com or 972-786-6246. (02)

For Sale: 2007 Porsche GT3. Carrara White/Black,

19K Miles, Full Leather, PCCBs, Adaptive Sport

Seats, Sport Chrono, Sound Package, PCM, Bi-

Xenons, Yellow Belts and Stitching, Aluminum Foot

Rest, Floor mats and more. MSRP was $136,985

and includes $12K in exclusive leather and stitching,

Never Tracked, Always Garaged and Porsche Serviced.

A fun and collectable investment quality car offered at

$105K. Contact Don Heditsian at lotusmarketing@

aol.com or 845 721 5381. (02)

For Sale: 1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. I am the

3rd owner of this magnificent driving machine. I

purchased the car in 2004 with 54k miles…12 years

later it now has just under 86k miles. I have ALL

maintenance history and records-there have been no

major issues at all; not a drip of oil on the garage floor

or whiff of smoke ever coming from the tailpipe. New

leather seats (matching the original tan) in 2013, new

stereo/speakers in 2015 (I kept the original working

Blaupunkt head unit if you’re a purist!). Cylinder, 2.3L

215HP engine. Power windows, mirrors, cabriolet top

work great. While not in ‘Concours’ condition, it’s

close. Price is $62, 387, which is below ‘Concours’

valuation, above ‘Excellent’. If you are truly interested

call or email me for more pictures. Contact Rick Selah

at rickselah@gmail.com or 214-587-6766. (02)

For Sale: 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera. Beautiful Seal

Gray Metallic, 29,400 Miles, fully serviced at 20183

miles at Roger Beasley Porsche, oil changed at 23626

miles, Sunteck clear bra on hood, bumper and lights,

new Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Installed Options: Seal

Gray Metallic Paint, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, leather

sport seats, heated front seats, rear window wiper,

Sport Chrono Package Plus, Bose high End Sound

Package, exterior matching console and Porsche Crest

in Headrest. $38,500. Contact Steven Cloutier at

srcbmw@sbcglobal.net or 817-874-8399. (01)

For Sale: 2013 Porsche Boxster. Like New! Beautiful

Platinum Silver Metallic paint, with black top &

leather sports seats. Porsche Dopplekupplung (PDK)

automatic transmission. 19” inch Boxster S wheels

with colored Porsche wheel center caps. Heated &

air conditioned seat ventilation. Bi- Xenon lights,

(PDLS). Power steering Plus with Multi-function

steering wheel. Comes with transferrable Certified

Porsche Pre Own Extended Warranty up to July 22,

2019 or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. All

service up to date. $38.990.00 Contact Jim Ford at

sailboattherapy4@aol.com or 214-886-6141. (12)

For Sale: 1987 928 S4. Silver-blue exterior, dark blue

leather interior. 61,000 original miles, 3rd owner. This

car has always been garaged and owned in a dry area.

5.0L V8, A/C works well and has been converted to

R134 with rear A/C option. Limited slip differential,

chrome wheels, power driver and passenger seats,

new hood and rear hatch struts, custom under hood

insulator with Porsche logo. Car runs and drives great.

Asking $22,000 but good offers will be considered.

Contact Scott Brittain at stbtbt169@att.net or 817-

713-0714. (12)

For Sale: 2004 Carrera Cabriolet 911. Black/black.

3.6 L engine, 6-speed, 320 HP. New: Michelin Pilot

Super Sport tires, Porsche battery, heater core, clutch,

equalizing tank, wiper blades, water pump and IMS

retro bearing. Asking $27,759. Has a JVC radio

(original radio in the box). All service done at Porsche

Plano. Last oil change August 2016. 87,470 miles.

Contact Bob Barber at robertrxbarber@aol.com or

903-356-2985. (11)

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logo are available for $10.

Please email us at nametags@

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34 February

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Competition Motorsport (844) 438-7244 Page 36

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 8

dC Automotive (877) 318-8166 Page 30

DFW Garage Design (972) 416-4545 Page 24

DFWRE Services (817) 807-2053 Page 20

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 26

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 20

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 21

Garages of Texas (214) 435-4898 Page 5

Innovative Autosports (972) 418-1996 Page 25

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 21

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

Marvelous Home Makeovers (214) 458-1932 Page 32

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 30

Advertising rates available upon request.

For more information contact Bill Kruder at ads@mavpca.org

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 26

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 35

Nine-Eleven Automotive (972) 243-4911 Page 28

OCD’tailers (817) 948-8538 Page 16

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Pages 15, 31

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 35

Porsche Plano (214) 576-1911 I.F.C.

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 3

RetroAir (972) 960-6899 Page 30

RKT Techniques (817) 624-1322 Page 25

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 26

Send My Parcels (972) 906-2906 Page 35

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

Stuart’s Paint and Body (214) 221-6999 Page 33

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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

riving Friendships! By the time you’re reading

this, I hope you’ve been able to keep at

D

least one of your 2017 New Year resolutions!

The one I’m most interested in is driving

your Porsche as often as possible and participating in

at least one new Maverick Region driving event this

year to meet your fellow club members.

The club’s tagline, “Driving Friendships”, is a

mindset that I hope all Maverick

members can embrace in

becoming an active club

participant of the Maverick

Region. You’ve got a sports car

for all seasons at your disposal

and lots of potential new

friendships with members of

our club, so putting that tagline

into action should be of high

interest to each of you.

Going a bit further with my ongoing reminders for

our members to drive our German engineering marvels

as frequently as possible, perhaps author Dwight

Knowlton and his mantra of “Carpe Viam” is one you

should adopt for 2017. The literal translation of that is

“Seize the Road”. Now that is a proper call to action

for all of our Maverick Region Porsche owners!

For all of our members who may need some help in

determining how best to “seize the road”, look no further

than the contents of this issue. In fact, the cover

photo this month highlights how many of our driving

events have a very visible starting point. Begin with the

club calendar on page 1. You’ll find a complete

listing of all club events for the next four

months here. Of course, also check the online

calendar on our web site at mav.pca.org for

any last minute schedule changes.

Next, check page 10. You’ll find information on

the PCA Spring Treffen held in our own Hill Country,

Fiesta New Mexico held in our neighboring Roadrunner

Region, and the schedule of our monthly Maverick

lunches. These are great driving opportunities to meet

many like-minded Porsche owners.

On page 14, our first Drivers’ Education event at

MSR is highlighted. Participate on the track or come

out and spectate - all members are welcome! Page 17

provides our season Autocross overview and schedule -

the most fun you can have in 60 seconds!

Information on our PCA Tour events, which feature

tremendous roads and great destinations, is found on

page 19. The upcoming Club Race/Solo DE at COTA

is highlighted on page 28. You can even find info on

PCA license plates for your Porsche on page 14.

Finally, our club event chairs are member volunteers

devoted to ensuring that you enjoy your Porsche to the

ultimate degree possible. Please review page 4 to get to

know these important volunteers and say “thank you”

the next time you see them in appreciation for their

efforts on all of our behalf. In particular, Bob Kramer

is one of our two new Safety Co-Chairs and has already

begun helping new DE participants get tech inspections

completed.

Bob shared that Doghouse Performance is a new

vendor located on site at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson.

They have let Bob know that they will provide tech

inspections free of charge to Maverick DE participants.

You can contact them at 817-396-4211. Of course, your

local Porsche dealers and independent Porsche repair

shops also offer this service for you.

Even more event info will be found in the

upcoming March Slipstream. Now, stop reading

and Carpe Viam every day in your Porsche!

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