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Zone 5 Presidents..........................................1
Sprockets (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
New Maverick Event: Mavs & Mochas..... 11
Kruder’s Cars & Conversation....................12
PCA My Plates............................................12
Gimmick Rally Overview...........................17
PCA Tours Preview.....................................22
Porsche of the Month..................................23
Five Speed Chatter......................................27
Club Racing News......................................29
March Board Meeting...................................7
Treffen North America: Hill Country.........10
PCA Parade: Spokane.................................10
Maverick Lunch Series...............................10
Mavs & Mochas..........................................11
Mitas Hill Vineyard Tour............................22
Spring Party Social.....................................23
Fiesta New Mexico.....................................29
Past Event Recaps
All Member Party.......................................18
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Volume 55, Issue 3, March 2017
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1 Board Meeting
3-5 PCA Club Race/DE: COTA
6 Plano Lunch (every Monday)
11 Mavs & Mochas: Highland Park
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
1 Plano Lunch (every Monday)
3 Board Meeting
6 May at Mayo’s
9 Lewisville Lunch
13 Mavs & Mochas: Frisco Rail Yard
18 Mav Social: TBD
19-21 DE: COTA
20 PCA Tour: Fortunata Winery
25 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
28 Autocross #4: MW
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
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2 Autocross #2: MW
3 Plano Lunch (every Monday)
5 Board Meeting
8 Mavs & Mochas: Zims
11 Lewisville Lunch
15 PCA Tour: Ennis Bluebonnets
20 Mav Social: Hard 8 BBQ, Coppell
22 Easter Rally
23 Autocross #3: MHS
27 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
29-30 DE: MSR
5 Plano Lunch (every Monday)
7 Board Meeting
10 Mavs & Mochas: TBD
11 Autocross #5: BHS
13 Lewisville Lunch
15 Mav Social: TBD
22 Richardson/Southlake Lunches
On the Cover: Driving
Friendships! The people and
car scene at Hackberry Country
Club for our All Member Party
Photo by George Luxbacher
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2017 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative
ZONE 5 REP
Sprockets: The Porsche Owner’s Tire Replacement Philosophy
By David Robertson, Region President
he tires on my 911 don’t seem to last very
long. It wasn’t long ago when I was ordering
a new set of rear tires at my local shop. I will
be placing that order again shortly as my
tread gauge says it is time once again. This time it will
be worse because I probably need all four and as we all
know these are not the kind of tires you cut a coupon
out of the paper to obtain.
Yes, I understand that my tires can’t be rotated, thus
giving them a much quicker trip to the recycle bin. I
also understand that the way these tires are constructed
for high performance and grip lead them to a much
shorter life than the tires on my Subaru, which will
probably last 50 or 60 thousand miles. Is it the way I
drive my 911 that burns through tire tread? Perhaps
taking that turn just a little tight to let the back end
slide out just a little? Maybe going through the traffic
circle utilizing throttle steering as if I was in an autocross?
Of course, all traffic laws are obeyed, but there
are times when I just can’t help but enjoy the way my
911 makes every day driving trips fun.
We are all just a bit crazy in the sacrifices we make to
drive these cars. Most people don’t drive a vehicle that
can go from a trip to the grocery store right out on to
the track. When I am at the golf course, many times the
first question I get is, “Where do you put your clubs?”
I just smile and say “Oh, it isn’t a problem.” I don’t
mention that there is a certain
amount of skill involved (that
When I am at
the golf course,
many times the
first question I
get is, “Where
do you put your
is only learned over time) to
get them in just right. Gingerly
inserting my golf clubs into the
car for the short drive to the
course pales in comparison to
those of you who drive thousands
of miles cross country
every year to Porsche Parade
and other events in older models
that were in no way built for
comfort or convenience. This is passion!
The more practical and curious non-Porsche people
sometimes ask me, “How often do you have to buy
tires?” Only Porsche owners really grasp that this is
truly a philosophical question. How can I answer this
without trying to convey a very non-tangible concept to
this person as to why I happily put new tires on my 911
almost as often as I change my A/C filters at home? I
usually just smile and say something encouraging like
“It is really not as bad as you think,” but the true answer
is “If you must ask you will never understand.”
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MAV OF THE MONTH: Mark Schnoerr
Maverick Region’s Autocross series was in a bit of
a crisis at the end of 2014, when long-time Autocross
Chair Travis Howard stepped down after many years at
the helm. Available locations for our Autocross series
were dwindling, as was attendance. We were able to
make a deal with Equipe Rapide (ER) to piggyback on
their events while still using our own car classifications,
and even got them to allow us to pay their discounted
entry fees. Wes Lincoln was our interim AX Chair in
2015, but when job responsibilities prevented him
from continuing the role, Mark Schnoerr readily and
enthusiastically stepped in to take the Autocross reins.
Mark and his equally enthusiastic wife Sigrid can
be found at just about every Autocross event ER puts
on. Mark is also on the ER board as their Porsche Club
Representative, is an experienced Autocross instructor,
and sometimes a tech inspector to boot. The Schnoerrs
drive a very quick 914 2.0, which is
often the fastest Porsche in attendance,
and they have the trophies
to prove it. Next time you see
Mark at an Autocross, feel free to
ask him or Sigrid for a ride in their
car – you won’t be disappointed!
Congratulations and thank you
Mark for your contribution to
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2017 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs
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
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
Time Trial Chair,
TT Registrar, AX/TT
Schools, Swap Meets
Club Race Co-Chair
Club Race Co-Chair
Club Race/DE Registrar
DE Chief Driving Instr.
DE Equipment Mgr.
Email List Moderator
Email List Moderator
Monthly Social Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair
Slipstream Content Ed.
Tech Sessions Chair
Web Site Chair
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Last Minute Stand-in: February Board Meeting
By Carey Spreen, Assistant to the Secretary February 1, 2017
egion Vice President
Jim Falgout started the
meeting at 7:03 pm. Reporting
Chair John Hamilton, Jim told us
that Maverick Region currently has
1,691 primary members and 854 affiliate
members, a total of 2,545 voting
Concours d’Elegance Chair Andy
Kay noted that the first event of the
season will be the People’s Choice
Concours at May at Mayo’s on May
6. The Autos in the Park Concours,
which normally takes place the first
Sunday of June, has not been finalized,
but is expected to take place as
usual. Andy also wants to put on a
fall judged concours, and is looking
for volunteers who are interested in
becoming judges. He has ordered
new medals with the new Mav logo.
Bill Orr, who spearheaded the
effort to get license plates with the
PCA logo approved by TxDOT, says
that he has received 395 signatures
of the 400 needed.
Treasurer Richard Solomon noted
that he needs a way to confirm
that submitted expense forms are legitimate
and approved. After discussion,
he moved that the club adopt
a policy that any reimbursement
checks over $200 require board approval.
Chris Tabor seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.
Rich also requested a resolution to
authorize the Region President, VP,
Treasurer, or Secretary to complete
bank transactions. This motion was
seconded by Jim Falgout and passed
Rich needs a list of workers prior
to the event so that he can make out
paychecks in advance. Safety Co-
Chair Wayne Elliot (not present at
the meeting) has taken on that role
from Amber Stice and will provide
the list of worker names in advance.
Ad Chair Bill Kruder noted that
the Net Revenue statement that ran
in the February Slipstream could be
a bit misleading to our non-accountant
members, in that it seems to indicate
a loss of $9,755 for 2016. Rich
Solomon (and others) explained
that it merely shows that our net revenue
is down by that amount from
this time last year, reassured us that
the Region has plenty of money in
the bank (well over $100,000), and
will submit a cash flow statement to
Nikolaus Klemmer, who has been
a Maverick for several years after
transferring in from Hurricane
Region, was at the meeting to offer
his services as a Tech Session Chair,
since Ed Mullenix is stepping down.
Social Co-Chair Tracy Robertson
recapped the All Member Party, saying
that the presentations from the
Chairs were well-received overall, especially
Tom Martin’s Top Ten list.
About 220 people and 105 Porsches
attended. Tracy thanked Autobahn
Porsche for sponsoring the party.
Calendar Chair Karl Poulsen
added the newest event to our online
calendar: lunch meetings every
Monday at Mama’s Daughters’
Diner in Plano.
Slipstream Managing Editor Jim
Hirsch received several inquiries
about a 2017 Maverick Region calendar,
which we did not produce
this year. Based on the number of
requests he got, Jim is considering
producing one for 2018. He also
thanked Bill Orr for managing the
Porsche Photo of the Month submissions.
Based on discussions with Bill
Kruder, Jim has been investigating
the costs associated with printing
Slipstream in full color. He checked
with four print firms, and three of
them provided estimates within $49
of each other.
Current costs for Slipstream are
about $42,000 per year, averaging
$3,525 per month, or about $1.81
per copy. With full color printing,
annual cost would be roughly
$63,600, with average monthly costs
of $5,300, or $2.72 per copy.
Bill Kruder followed with estimates
of advertising cost increases.
A committee is being formed to
come up with recommendations as
to how to proceed.
We are still waiting for revenue
from the 2016-17 year to come in.
Bill is considering generating an
automatic email to our advertisers
reminding them of the status of
Bill has also been working with
Tony Lisotta, the originator of the
Porsche DFW Cars & Coffee meetings.
Tony has graciously turned
over the event to Maverick Region
so that we can sanction it officialy,
with Bill becoming the event chair.
Porsche Plano is donating lanyards
to identify event officials. The first
“Mavs & Mochas” takes place on
Content Editor Carey Spreen
reported that Chris Macarak, VP of
On-Site Tires, is interested in writing
a series of tire tech articles for
Slipstream. Carey will be attending
the Zone 5 meeting in February in
order to write an article about the
meeting that can be distributed for
use in other Zone 5 regional newsletters.
Social Co-Chair Phyllis Gallegos
thanked Tracy for filling in for her
in coordinating the All Member Party,
as Phyllis was under the weather
leading up to the event.
Volunteer Chair Jimmy Gallegos
announced that “we have volunteers,”
but we’re always looking for
folks who are interesting in participating
and giving back to the club.
Outgoing PCA Tours Chair Tom
Martin reported for Monthly Social
Chair Stephanie Ho that the February
event at Lavendou should
completely fill all 140 seats in the
restaurant. Regarding the upcoming
Tour to the Mitas Hill Vineyard,
Tom said that they are pleased to
have us return. Tom also noted that
our tours and socials are attracting
larger numbers of participants,
which is making the events trickier
to manage. But it is a great problem
Drivers’ Education Chair Chris
Tabor informed us that the February
DE has already sold out the Green run group. There
will be two instructed three-day DEs at Circuit of the
Americas this year, with Lone Star Region (Houston
area) running the events. Dates are May 19 – 21 and
November 17 – 19, with entry fees expected to be about
Safety Co-Chair Bob Kramer said that he and Wayne
Elliot are writing job descriptions for their positions to
make it easier for potential candidates to understand
the qualifications. Bob stated that the Tech Inspection
process needs a better way to authorize official DE inspection
locations and inspectors. They are coming up
with a list of authorized shops and individuals, as well
as a list of qualifications that potential inspectors must
Rally Co-Chair Don Sebert told us that he and George
Luxbacher have two Rallies on the calendar and a third
tentative one. Easter Rally II will be April 22, and the
popular Halloween Rally III will take place October 28.
They are working on a Poker Rally for July 15. They are
looking for suitable restaurants they can use as Rally
destinations, so any suggestions are welcome.
Jim wrapped up the meeting by announcing the
Maverick of the Month: Autocross Chair Mark Schnoerr.
Congratulations Mark, and thanks for your continuing
work with Equipe Rapide! Meeting adjourned
at 8:27 pm.
It’s Easy to Play!
Play here for fun and find the answers below
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
Tom got all 5 of 5 correct. We had a number of
folks getting 4, but only Tom had all 5 correct.
Thanks for playing and we will see
you again next month.
Frank, please contact Kirk at Zim’s
to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.
Thanks to all for playing!
1. One of the highlights of the Porsche Parade is the Concours
D’Elegance competition. At the 2016 Parade, out of 42 different
classes, the Maverick Region won ________ classes.
a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4
Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept 2016, p 48
2. Which Region had the most Concours winners?
a. Chesapeake b. Maverick c. Northern NJ d. SE Michigan
Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept 2016, p 48
3. Parade was held this past year in Jay Peak, Vermont. The
Region that traveled the farthest was Alaska, at an average of
3,147 miles for the six members that attended. Which Region
had the largest Attendance Percentage of all their members?
a. Alaska b. Central NY c. Northeast d. Vermont
Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept 2016, p 56
4. Some years ago, Porsche decided that they would prefer to
cool their engines with water vs air, thinking this was an
improvement. Of course, a water-cooled engine has its own
idiosyncrasies, which are not so troublesome on the aircooled
engines. One is that the radiator cap must be replaced
occasionally to prevent electrolysis. Another is that Porsche
recommends using only Porsche brand coolant. How often do
you need to flush and change Porsche brand coolant?
a. 2 years or 30K miles b. 3 years or 50K miles c. 5 years or
100K miles d. Never
Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept 2016, p 118
5. One of the biggest headaches on Porsche engines has been
the IMS (intermediate shaft) bearing failure, which has been
a nightmare for Porsche and the owners of the afflicted cars.
A complete cottage industry has produced retrofits due to this
poor design. Porsche removed the IMS in what model year?
a. 2009 b. 2010 c. 2012 d. 2013
Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept 2016, p 118
Answers: 1) a 2) d 3) a 4) d 5) a
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Welcome Our New Mavericks!
By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair
2013 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Martha Casad (Chris)
2017 Macan S
2016 Cayenne S
2007 911 GT3
2001 Boxster S
2015 Macan Turbo
2011 911 Carrera S
2017 Macan GTS
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John Torres (Melissa)
Henry Vieux (Vicki)
Kevin Creed (Linda)
Steve Rapfogel (Bob)
Mark Winkelman (Susan)
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Mavs & Mochas: Maverick Region’s Cars and Coffee Event
By Bill Kruder and Debi Gibson, Region Coffee Meets Co-Chairs Photo by Jim Hirsch
Porsche DFW Cars &
ow many of you can’t start your Saturday
without coffee? Or maybe you head right
out to the garage with coffee in hand just
to look at your car? And then you go for a
drive? Well, we have the solution to all of these, starting
in March and continuing every month thereafter.
But let’s get a little background
on this. About a year
and a half ago, Tony Lisotta
came up with the idea that it
might be fun if we gathered
for coffee once a month.
So the first meet took place
in May of 2015 in front of
Scruffy Duffies at The Shops
at Legacy with 15 to 20 cars.
As the months went on, it
took on a life of its own, with
nearly 500 people joining
the Facebook page he created,
and over 70 cars attending
one very cold morning
last year. The key to Tony’s
success in organizing it was to keep it moving around
the Metroplex, from a Starbucks in Addison to Zims
Autotechnik in Bedford, all the while “flying under the
radar” of our local PCA region.
Fast forward to now, and the decision has been made
to transition it under the Maverick Region umbrella to
ensure that all members have a chance to enjoy.
Those familiar with the original Porsche DFW Cars
and Coffee, or PC&C for short, will notice only a name
change, to what will now be Mavs & Mochas. We will
continue to find new and improved sites at which to
show and share our cars. Those that have never attended
a PC&C will be in for a treat. Each month we
will move to a new location in and
around DFW, some to the east
some to the west, but always a very
cool experience with great people
and their cars.
So stay tuned -- check the Maverick
online calendar and be
ready to enjoy your two favorite
things on a Saturday morning
Kruder’s Cars & Conversations
By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair
Photos courtesy of the Author
ob and I first met about five years ago at the
Classic BMW Cars & Coffee in Plano. Our
next meeting was at the annual Autos in the
Park Concours, where we’d exchange hellos
and move on our separate ways. Time passed and we
would see each other again at Porsche Cars & Coffee
or one of our “impromptu” Saturday coffee gatherings.
Then not long ago Jack Griffin and Bob invited me,
along with a bunch of car people, over to the “garages”
for pizza. It was that Wednesday that I thought, “I
bet there are a lot of people that have no idea who
this guy really is.” So here is the next in my series of
“conversations” to share with you…
Bob Aines, owner 1965 356SC and
several others, member since 1977
Bill Kruder: So are you originally from Dallas?
Bob Aines: No, though I have lived here I think four
different times over the years and think it’s probably
where I’ve lived the longest.
BK: Where do you call home then?
BA: I was born in Virginia -- Fort Lee actually. Home
is hard to pin down as my dad was in the military. I
think I’ve moved like thirty three times and we moved
every year up until I was in high school.
BK: What might be your favorite or biggest move you remember
as a kid?
BA: Think that might be in 1957 when we were sent
to Germany. My dad had this 1955 Dodge Red Ram
Hemi that he took over with us. This car was massive;
well, it seemed like it on the roads there, as it took up
about one and half lanes.
BK: Anywhere else that left a lasting impression?
BA: Think it was the next move in 1958. My dad had
bought a VW in Germany and brought it back with
us to Fort Ord in California. As things would have it,
that was the year Laguna Seca opened, and we would
take the VW and watch races there. Think that’s when
I caught the sports car racing “virus.” I just couldn’t get
enough of it, and hell, I was only like ten years old.
BK: So your dad was into cars then?
BA: He was, but really as a spectator. He did enjoy
his British cars. We had a couple MGs. I actually took
my drivers test in his MGB; made the parallel parking
test a cinch with the top down (laughing). I did get to
drive them quite a bit, despite wrecking the second one
twice, but the first wasn’t my fault. I was the victim.
BK: Tell me about college and your career.
BA: I graduated from Clemson, then went into the
Army like so many others back in the day. In about 1971
I was getting out of the service and EDS was hiring a lot
of Junior Officers, so I started with them in Atlanta. I
was there until about 1975, and spent lots of time spent
at Road Atlanta. Then they moved me to Dallas. I then
spent the next 26 years moving around with them from
Paris, France to Detroit, Michigan. I took an early retirement
package in 1999.
BK: So how did you get started driving and collecting
BA: That goes back to the MGs actually. We lived in
Virginia and the dealer in D.C. was called Manhattan
Motors; they handled both Porsche and British Leyland
cars. And if you know anything about British cars
in the 60s and 70s, you were in the dealership a lot for
repairs. Well every time we went in I would check out
BK: And what was the first one you bought?
BA: Well the first one I “almost” bought was a 1968
911S Targa in Irish Green . . . damn, I regret never buying
it. But the first one was a 1965 Dolphin Grey 356SC.
It was 1977 and I had been living here a couple years.
I was driving on US 75 and stopped in Town North
Porsche (later known as Boardwalk in Plano) and just
BK: And how long did you have it?
BA: Oh I still have it! It’s at the house. I actually met
Zim and Mayo at that time; they know the car well.
BK: Now I’ve heard stories that you led kind of a double
life: white collar job by day and sports car racing by night, so
to speak. When did this begin?
BA: I got to know Don Istook and a couple of other
guys and we help him build a 1967 911 SCCA D-Production
had the short
the first season we
converted it to a
LWB S/T (1972),
as allowed by the
BK: What ever
happened to it?
BA: We built
a Targa and sold
it. Funny story
though -- in 2006,
I’m a member of
R Gruppe and we
were at an event
member and I are
Bob in his garage;
the ultimate man cave
trading stories. It turns out he was the one who bought
it! Neither of us knew where it ultimately ended up.
BK: So you guys raced pretty successfully then?
BA: We did pretty well. Matter of fact, at the 1981
SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road Atlanta,
Porsche had four or five of the 924 DP “kit cars”
from the factory, and they were expecting to take 1-2-3,
but we came in third and kinda ruined the celebration
for them. This led us to getting one of only six 84 ½
944’s they had built at the factory just for racing -- no
sunroofs, no nothing.
BK: What was one of your most memorable racing moments?
BA: We were at a Sebring 12-hour race and I had
jumped over the wall to make the tire change on the
Bayside 935, when A.J. Foyt was exiting his pit in the
Swap Shop 935 and hit me! Well, he hit the tire I was
carrying, and sent me on my a**. It’s one of the moments
you don’t forget! We didn’t have the helmets or
crew uniforms like they do today, so heck, I could have
been hurt, more than just my pride (laughing).
BK: So you retired in 1999 from EDS, and what did you do
then? You were a pretty young guy still.
BA: Don Istook and I created Istook/Aines Motorsports.
We had been racing Porsches for several years
and had some very good contacts, so we thought we
would get ourselves a 996. Well, to our surprise Porsche
said NO. They did not feel comfortable having the 996
raced. So we then talked to Audi and they provided us
with S4s, which we raced for five seasons.
BK: What’s the “Zuffenhaus” (www.zuffenhaus.us) on
BA: Well that developed out of the racing team actually.
We had two crew chiefs, both from Charlotte. One
of the guys moved here to work full time with us and
the other stayed behind and flew in for the races. When
we stopped racing, the guys wanted to open a shop and
asked me to partner with them, utilizing the assets we
had from the motorsport team. So the guys went back
to Charlotte and ran it. I talked to them several times a
week and maybe visited 3-5 times a year.
BK: And is it just a Porsche service and repair shop?
BA: No, we do Porsche servicing but that’s only part
of it. We do some repair, restoration, and fabrication
of parts, from 2.8 RSR brake kits to reproductions of
steering wheels for 911R and RSs.
BK: Ok, so one last question that everyone that sees the
GT3 wants to know: what’s the significance of the plate?
BA: One of my friends from R Gruppe lives in Singapore
and has a few Porsches, one of which happens
to be a 996 GT3. He was telling me about an event he
had just gone to and he said he took his “kettle,” as
in “teapot,” meaning his 996. I got a kick out of that
and seeing how most of mine are air cooled I asked if
I could borrow his idea for the GT3; so it’s my teapot.
I could have written two columns with all these great stories!
Special thank you to Bob for having me over to his garage
(www.garagesoftexas.com) for coffee and pastries, sitting
amongst his very cool cars.
As always, I’m amazed at what you learn about people
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Inquiring Minds Question: Gimmick Rally???
By Don Sebert and George Luxbacher, Region Rally Co-Chairs
hink of enjoying a great drive in the country,
while at the same time exercising your
mind! There are various types of Gimmick
Rallies, but all consist of tricky instructions
and questions, entertaining details, deceptions, and
puzzles. If you follow the precise instructions and figure
out the gimmicks, you will do well and have fun.
When you register before the event, entrants are
emailed General Instructions (for late registrants, we
also have copies available the day of the event). On
Rally day, we hold a Driver/Navigator meeting to provide
additional explanations, helpful hints, and answer
any and all questions. We then distribute Route Books
with the turn-by-turn directions and the “gimmick” for
the rally. You will have ample time to review the Route
Book and General Instructions before we start dispatching
cars on the course (usually 50 to 70 miles in
length) at two- to three-minute intervals. The Driver’s
ability to follow instructions from the Navigator, and
the Navigator’s accuracy in interpreting route instructions
according to the order of precedence, are the
keys to success!
A Gimmick Rally is not a timed event or a race, and
participants are subject to local speed limits and traffic
Cars individually leave a pre-designated point at an
individual starting time and travel from point to point
until they reach the finish. The winner is the team that
has most accurately negotiated the route and solved
the gimmicks. You may run a rally competitively, or
treat it as a pleasant day’s scenic drive, ending with the
camaraderie of your fellow Porsche Club members at
the finish – either way you will have fun! We always try
to have our destinations be interesting and have food.
Win or lose, whether you are first, second or third
place, or the coveted DLBF (Dead Last But Finished),
you cannot fail to have a great day with a smile.
Stay tuned to Slipstream for more Rally details.
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2017 Maverick Region All Member Party
By Jim Hirsch with observations by Richard Cross
Photos contributed as noted
he PCA motto “It’s not
just the cars, it’s the
people” was evident to
the Maverick Region
members who started 2017 by attending
the All Member Party
(AMP) held on January 28.
This year’s edition of our annual
AMP was another success judging
by the smiles of those in attendance
at the event. With 110+ Porsches in
the parking lot and over 200 members
inside, we Mavericks made
Hackberry Country Club the place
Once again, our Region Social
Co-Chairs, Tracy Robertson and
Phyllis Gallegos, did a wonderful
job of putting all of these pieces
together for our new and current
members to enjoy. Our new President,
David Robertson, did a masterful
job as MC. In addition, all
of the Board Event Chairs shared
pertinent information about our
upcoming club activities with the
Autobahn Porsche provided
sponsorship for our event
(photo by George Luxbacher)
Beyond great food and libations,
the conversations heard throughout
the afternoon were those of
new and old friends sharing good
times together. A special thank you
goes out to Autobahn Porsche for
their gracious sponsorship of this
Maverick Region event.
All attendees also got a close-up
look at our updated Region logo
along with our refreshed tagline,
One attendee, long time Maverick
member Richard Cross and his
1964 356SC, shared these observations.
“The cars keep getting newer, wider,
and more aerodynamic. And the
tires on the new cars – when did my
165-SR15s go out of fashion? And
since when did headlights stop using
single bulbs? What are “LEDs”
anyway? And isn’t 1600cc plenty
And, “The owners are changing,
too. Everyone looks so young – especially
the ladies! Remember when
an up-and-coming young lady from
Port Arthur (Janis Joplin) drove a
356 every day with a dog next to
President David Robertson acted as
MC for the afternoon presentations
(photo by George Luxbacher)
Friends gathered inside and outside
(photo by Bob Molyneux)
Bill Kruder helped members park
(photo by Bob Molyneux)
As members began to depart, I
think the consensus of the group
was that this year promises to be
one where we borrow the slogan
from author Dwight Knowlton –
Carpe Viam (Seize the Road) – as
our members commit to enjoying a
multitude of Maverick Region driving
and social events together in
All Member Party Scrapbook
Photos by George Luxbacher
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PCA Tours Preview: The Mitas Hill Vineyard Tour
By Tom Martin, Region PCA Tour Co-Chair
t seems only appropriate that the first weekend
of spring should incorporate a PCA
Tour, n’est-ce pas? So far, North Texans have
experienced a relatively mild winter, and
the holidays are long over, so it’s time to get back to
basics. Let’s all mount up our Porsches and drive!
The 2017 PCA Tours season kicks off with our inaugural
event “Don’t Crush that Grape, Hand Me the Corkscrew”
– The Mitas Hill Vineyard Tour. The Tour will be
held later this month on Sunday, March 26. Our starting
point is the parking lot of Fry’s Electronics, located
at 700 East Plano Parkway in Plano. Start time is 1:00
pm, so plan to get there a little early to sign up and
attend the mandatory Drivers’ Briefing.
The route mirrors last year’s 62.1 mile jaunt, which
serves as a primer for new members, and also a short
workout for those Porsche owners shaking off the cobwebs
from their rides after winter hibernation.
Last year’s Tour to the Vineyard resulted in a record
turnout of 111 Porsches and 183 attendees! Needless
to say, the Vineyard was overwhelmed by the ensuing
crowd that descended upon their venue for food and
drink. Since then, the Vineyard has changed their food
service philosophy, preferring to concentrate their efforts
as a winery, rather than a winery/restaurant.
With that being noted, the Vineyard has reserved
their ballroom for us Mavericks, with stewards enlisted
to serve a variety of the Vineyard’s fine wares.
Of course, attendees are not required to participate
in any of the Vineyard’s wine offerings, so if one desires,
attendees may head straight home after the Tour
on their own route.
If you plan to attend the Tour, it is imperative that
you RSVP before the Tour. Just send an e-mail off to us
at email@example.com with a simple “I will be attending
(by myself, with my wife, with a friend, etc.)” and you’re in.
When you RSVP, it gives us an accurate count to alert
the proprietor of the Vineyard; plus, three days before
the Tour, you will receive an e-mail
with the following attachments:
a Garmin .gdb file of the route, a
route overview, and turn-by-turn
Hope to see you and your
Porsche at the Mitas Hill Vineyard
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Five Speed Chatter: Surviving
By Ash Seidl-Staley
hat a crazy winter! Wait, can we even categorize
the 60-degree-plus days we’ve had since
New Year’s as winter? It’s like it went from
an extra-long summer to a mini autumn to
an elongated spring. Although I complain, mostly in
jest, I am thankful for no ice storms (as of this writing
anyway) and grateful for the ability to drive my
Porsches more. Usually both cars are in hibernation
until late March, but this year has thrown all the rules
out the window.
Last month we dove into a brief history of Ferdinand
Porsche and his son Ferry. We discussed their
innovations, their ties to Nazi military vehicle production,
and their hand in the initiation of the iconic 356.
More Porsche history will come with later editions of
Slipstream. This month I would like switch gears and
send a special shout-out to my 944, which is turning 30
this year! Happy Birthday, Mistress Denna!
It has been seven years since I found the Guards Red
1987 944 N/A on Craigslist, and I still couldn’t be happier
that I pulled the trigger on the sale. After a few
cosmetic switch-outs, a
little custom pizazz in
the interior, and some
special attention to the
engine bay, this classic
still proudly screeches
her tires and turns
heads. Despite new rear
axles, both a passenger
side and a driver side
window regulator, a
steering console, a water
pump, a fly wheel
sensor, a belt tensioner,
a quick resurfacing of
30-year old interior looks
pretty good considering
its age and use.
the cylinder head, a set
of valves, a handful of
brake pad replacements,
some new rotors, and a
few switches and fuses, my 944 is practically original. As
far as I know, which stretches back to the second owner
of the vehicle in the late ‘90s, the car has never been
resprayed, had a complete engine rebuild, or been in a
frame-twisting wreck. WalMart shopping carts and random
door dings seem to be the only modes of damage
inflicted on this beauty. Thirty years of weather and the
blisteringly hot Texas sun have taken their toll on the
paint and clear coat for sure, but considering the age of
the car, I’d say she is sitting pretty well; you might even
say she is surviving with style.
Photos courtesy of the Author
When people ask me about the 944, I usually respond
to them with “Basically, I couldn’t pass up such
a sweet deal.” I also tell them, “I practically saved the
car from becoming scrap metal.” Considering that the
cylinder head was pretty warped when I bought it, and
that I have already experienced the snapping of two
separate timing belts, I’d say my comments are pretty
accurate. If the engine had blown even one valve with
its previous owner, there is no doubt in my mind that
Mistress Denna would be gutted and sitting on blocks
in a central Texas salvage yard.
There is one person who thanks me for saving the
Porsche virtually every day: my son Christian! That kid
LOVES the 944. He loves to sit in it, he loves to turn
the wheel, and he absolutely loves to press the various
buttons on the console. Anytime Christian sees the 944
he runs to the passenger side door, turns to me, and
asks, “Keys?” I then ask him what he needs the keys for.
He responds with “Trishtan poesha an Dada poesha”
(he can’t quite pronounce the “Chris” portion of his
name yet). Depending on how close it is to dinnertime,
I usually let the little bugger have free reign of the car
for twenty or thirty minutes, but even then he wants
Now that the car
no longer has to
sit in an apartment
parking lot, Christian
can hang out in
the 944 whenever he
wants. Since our new
house is completed
and our family is all
moved in, the 944,
along with her sister
914, has finally
become the garage
queen she deserves
to be. The house will
allow Jenny and me
to grow our family of
Porsche fanatics, but
it will also allow me
the space to conduct
Christian heading over to the
Driver’s side and
asking for the keys!
larger, and more time consuming restoration projects.
Denna’s vinyl interior and peeling headliner need attention,
and she could definitely use a new passenger
seat, but I’m sure I will have to ask Christian what he
thinks we should do first! She is his car too.
As always, wrench on Mavs!!
Club Racing News: Vintage Run Group for 2017
By Joel Nannis, Maverick Region Club Race Co-Chair
Photos contributed as noted
averick Region has been granted permission
to include a Vintage Run Group as
part of our Club Race at MotorSport Ranch
on November 11-12, 2017. This is an opportunity
to bring out the older racecars and put them
on track without the drivers having to worry about the
speed differential of newer cars with twice the horsepower.
Everyone we ask thinks this is a grand idea.
Here are some details:
Location: MotorSport Ranch, Cresson, TX
Dates: November 17-19, 2017; setup begins Nov 17
at 4 pm
Eligibility: Air cooled Porsches through model
PCA Club Racing Rules will be enforced for safety
but not classes. Of note here is that the rules now require
full cages, not just roll bars.
The PCA Club Racing Rules are available here:
There will be only four classes as follows:
• V4U – four cylinder up to 2.0 liters
• V4O – four cylinder over 2.0 liters
• VU – six cylinder up to 2.4 liters
• VO – six cylinder over 2.4 liters
Vintage Group entrants will not run for PCA National
Points. Accordingly, the normally-required Data
collection plug is waived. See CR Rules for details.
PCA Membership is required, and all drivers must
have a PCA Competition License. See CR Rules to see
the qualifications – it’s simple to apply! The license is
good for the entire 2017 season.
New licensees are advised to have their license paperwork
submitted well in advance of the event. ALL
licensing questions should be directed to Susan Shire
Vintage Run Group at Thunderhill Raceway
(photo courtesy of PCA)
practice and practice starts. Qualifying and 30-minute
Sprint races take place on Saturday, with one Sprint
race on Sunday. Lunch and dinner are included on Saturday,
with lunch on Sunday, and an awards presentation
We require at
least 20 vintage
racers in order to
run this group. If
we have more than
20 vintage racers,
we will be able to
run two groups.
Please do not
hesitate to contact
Joel Nannis, Maverick
with questions at
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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
• 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
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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For Sale: 1968 Porsche 912. Tangerine ext./Black
int. Very clean inside and out. Very dependable and
a head turner. 122,000 miles. Engine has been rebuilt
and the car has been fully restored. $58,000. Contact
Terry Kafka at email@example.com or 214-912-
For Sale: 1977 Porsche 911S. Black/Black. Sunroof/5
speed. Very clean inside and out. Above average
weekend driver that runs strong and fast and has a
great appearance. A beautiful example of a California
car, but registered in TX. 108,000 miles. Completely
rebuilt. This car has matching numbers along with a
Porsche certificate of authenticity. $42,500. Contact
Terry Kafka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-912-
For Sale: 2000 Boxster. Arena Red with Grey
interior, 5-speed manual, L&N IMS bearing and
clutch package (pilot bearing, throwout bearing, Sachs
HD clutch) done at 46k miles, 17” Boxster design
wheels, new rear tires 2/17, sport package, water
pump and spark plug tubes at 44k, motor mounts,
coolant reservoir and horn contacts replaced, Top
Speed cat back exhaust. Body, interior and top very
nice. No track time. 53,900 miles. $13,500. Contact
Rich O’Day at Rj777@rocketmail.com or 817-691-
For Sale: 2009 Mazda CX-9 Touring w/ 3rd Row.
Silver with Black interior. Original adult owner,
regularly maintained and have records. 102,410 miles,
70/30 highway/city miles, still driving. California car
with 273HP V6 engine FWD. New tires and recently
serviced with clean bill of health. Leather interior in
great condition and 3rd row seating, seats 7. AC ice
cold, power everything, heated front seats, and tow
hitch. Minor wear and tear and has been a great car,
would not hesitate to go on long trips! $9,150 OBO.
Contact Andy Farkus at AndyMaria72@Gmail.com or
For Sale: 1987 Porsche 924S. Guards Red with
Black interior. 83,000 miles. Does not leak any
fluids and AC works great. Includes many features
like tools, detachable roof cover, inside hatch cover,
manuals, books, literature and more. The car is in
correct original condition except for a plastic dash
cover, which at one time had a carpet dash cover.
Many maintenance items completed recently. $7,000.
Contact Ted Carrington at tedcarrington@hotmail.
com or 214-552-8523. (03)
For Sale: 2016 Porsche GT4. Guards Red with Black
interior. LWB seats, Nav/PCM, Full leather w/red
stitch, red belts, additional leather/Alcantara options,
auto-dim mirrors w/rain sense, 2-zone air, trunk liner,
$3k in Suntek PPF, Ed-Guard seat bolster covers,
window tint, new spare front spoiler lip in box. Zero
track use, never driven in rain, always garaged and
hand-washed. 3,755 miles. $105,800. Contact Mark
Roberts at 918-557-3558 or mark.roberts32@gmail.
For Sale: 2002 Boxster S. Artic Silver with grey
interior. Very good condition, sport touring package,
18” wheels. 62,xxx miles. $16,000. Contact Mike
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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
email@example.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@
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-587-6766. (02)
For Sale: 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera. Beautiful Seal
Gray Metallic, 29,400 Miles, fully serviced at 20,183
miles at Roger Beasley Porsche, oil changed at 23,626
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Around the Bend...
By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor
fter introducing Carpe Viam - Seize the
Road - in last month’s column, I thought
it would be prudent to spend some time
promoting appropriate manners in accomplishing
that dictum while not on the track.
To borrow an old line about racing drivers from Max
Prince, there are three kinds: those who have crashed,
those who will crash, and those who are crashing right
now. Set out to chase limits on the track, and eventually
you’ll find them.
The prevailing attitude when racing is summed up
nicely by Stirling Moss: “To achieve anything, you must
be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”
So, according to David Zenlea from Road & Track
magazine, the best and worst thing about track driving
is how little it resembles what we normally do in cars.
“It’s definitely easier to get distracted on the road than
in a race car,” admits IndyCar driver Graham Rahal.
The most important advice you’ll hear from your DE
instructor is also what I’ve written about here before
regarding driving on the street: look well ahead, not
simply over the front of the car. Keep your eyes where
you want to go and your hands will follow. A street corner
has an apex, just like the track. Identify it and aim
for it - unless there’s a pedestrian standing there. Also,
the street curbs tend to be a bit higher than the track
curbing, so stay off of them!
In addition, always try to pay attention to your mirrors
and side windows. Any vehicles or cyclists cutting
into your lane as you drive on the street are a lot like a
racer attempting to pass you on a track.
Finally, don’t speed on the street. Plus, a little-used
county road isn’t the place to learn your limits. Racetracks
have runoffs, corner workers, and ambulance
crews in the expectation that bad stuff happens when
cars go fast. Public roads do not.
Speaking of driving, in addition to the many opportunites
listed throughout this issue, keep your calendar
open for this year’s PCA Parade in July (see page 10).
Drive smart - especially as you Carpe Viam!
Please welcome our newest Board member, Nikolaus
Klemmer, as he takes over the duties as our Tech
Sessions Chair. You’ll hear more from him soon.
Also, a big thank you to Tony Lisotta who began a
Porsche-only cars & coffee gathering almost two years
ago. This is now turning into an official
monthly Maverick Region event
with Bill Kruder and Debi Gibson volunteering
to take over the coordination
of Mavs & Mochas. See page 11
for more info and join us in March.
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