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Volume 55, Issue 5, May 2017
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Kruder’s Cars & Conversation..................................12
Maverick Region Autocross Series............................14
Treffen Hill Country: A 1,400-Mile Journey...............18
Screen Test: Protecting Your Porsche Radiators..........20
Porsche of the Month...............................................21
April Mavs & Mochas Retrospective.........................23
Monthly Social Visits Uncle Buck’s............................25
Porsche Sport Driving School Experience..................28
Liability Stuff: PCA Insurance Information..................31
May Board Meeting..................................................7
Maverick Lunch Series.............................................. 7
Treffen Asheville..................................................... 15
The Fortunata Winery Tour Preview....................15, 16
Autocross Schedule................................................ 16
Maverick Drive-in Movie Night Social...................... 16
May at Mayo’s...................................................... 17
Mavs & Mochas..................................................... 17
Austin Schnell Fest (DE).......................................... 17
Sprockets (President’s Column)...................................2
Maverick of the Month..............................................2
List of Officers and Board Chairs................................4
Zone 5 Presidents..................................................... 4
New Mavericks and Anniversaries..............................9
Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)...........................36
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Plano area lunch (each Monday)......1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Board Meeting...............................................(Wed) 3
May at Mayo’s................................................(Sat) 6
Lewisville area lunch.........................................(Tue) 9
Mavs & Mochas: Frisco Rail Yard....................(Sat) 13
Mav Social: Coyote Drive-in.............................(Fri) 19
DE at COTA (Schnell Fest)....................(Fri-Sun) 19-21
PCA Tour: Fortunata Winery...........................(Sat) 20
Richardson and Southlake area lunches.......... (Thu) 25
Autocross #4 at Mineral Wells Airport............(Sun) 28
Plano area lunch (each Monday).......... 5, 12, 19, 26
Board Meeting...............................................(Wed) 7
Mavs & Mochas: Starbucks @ Las Colinas Village. (Sat)
Autocross #5 at Mesquite High School............(Sun) 11
Lewisville area lunch...................................... (Tue) 13
Mav Social: TBD............................................ (Thu) 15
Richardson and Southlake area lunches.......... (Thu) 22
Treffen Hill Country
Hijinks with Peter and
Landon. Read more
about this adventure
on page 18
On the Cover
Captured during the Hill Country Rallye,
this 1987 Porsche 911 owned by Kurt
Scaggs provides a perfect contrast to early
bluebonnets seen during the amazing drives
that are part of this event each year.
Photo by Kurt Scaggs
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Sprockets: Not so Unique
By David Robertson, Region President
he longer I am in this club, the more I realize
that my life-long obsession with Porsche,
and more specifically the Porsche 911, is
not as unique as I had previously thought.
Each individual Porsche model stands on its own and
has a following within the club, but we all have our favorites
for different reasons. My love affair with the 911
began when I was very young and it has just stuck into,
well, let’s just say advanced adulthood. I will cover that
story in another episode, but whenever I see a Porsche
911 in the wild, including the one I am lucky enough to
own, I always get a bit of a rush.
I used to think that my constant checking of the
typical new and used car sites for Porsches that I wasn’t
remotely in the market for could be a unique quirk,
but as it turns out, not so much. I have also been able to
get within $5000.00 of doubling the base price of a 911
S by adding options on the Porsche car configurator. I
know that with enough time and effort I will be able to
find those unique options that I have missed in there
somewhere. Is this a good use of my time? Of course
not, but the task is begging to be completed. This is not
something I would admit to in the mixed company of
non-Maverick members, although through many conversations
I realize that many of you have these same
If you are like me -- and I
and there is
no better way
to meet new
catch up with
old friends than
at one of our
know most of you are -- there
are plenty of ways to meet up
with fellow Maverick members
and get your dose of the experience.
Our tagline is “Driving
Friendships,” and there is no
better way to meet new people
or catch up with old friends
than at one of our social events.
From a lunch or Happy Hour/
Dinner gathering, to just
checking out some great cars
on a Saturday morning at Mavs
& Mochas, all you need to do is
just show up. If you want to get out and take a drive you
can go low key with a Tour or a Rally. If more adrenaline
is required, you have your choice of several track
events. Did I also mention we are having two Driver
Education (DE) events at COTA in Austin this year for
all experience levels? If you have never driven your car
on a track, this world-famous venue in Austin could be
your first experience!
I look forward to seeing everyone at one of our
events this month!
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MAV OF THE MONTH: Jim Hirsch
Jim Hirsch joined PCA in 2014 when he and his wife
Sharon purchased a new Boxster S. He had been an
active member of the Ford SVT club for years, and in
fact was their newsletter editor when he saw the light
and bought his first Porsche. His first contribution
to Slipstream came in the
form of a gift idea article
in the July 2014 issue. Not
long afterward, he heard
that Maverick Region was
looking for someone to
take over editorial duties
for Slipstream, so he generously
offered his services.
After a brief climb up the
learning curve, he took
over as Managing Editor
in May 2015, and has
been making significant
improvements to our
newsletter ever since.
Not only that, Jim has
In the Porsche pits at
continued to be an advocate of promoting our events
via social media, and was instrumental in designing
and producing a Maverick Region calendar. As if he
didn’t have enough to do, he is now involved with our
popular new Mavs & Mochas program. Thank you, Jim,
for your contribution to Maverick Region!
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2017 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs
Club Race Co-Chair
Time Trial Chair,
Club Race Co-Chair
TT Registrar, AX/TT
Schools, Swap Meets
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
2017 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative
ZONE 5 REP
Gimme a Minute: April Board Meeting Minutes
By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary April 5, 2017
resident David Robertson
started the meeting
at 7:01. He reported for
absent Social Chair, Tracy
Robertson. May at Mayo’s is coming
up and we need to do some promoting.
There will be a special 20th
Anniversary of the Boxster display.
Concours Chair Andy Kay added he
will have a special award for the Boxster
winner, and he has new medals
featuring the new region logo. He
will also expand the number of winners
to include 1st Place and Class
Winner for each group.
Monthly Social Chair Stephanie
Ho was also not in attendance but
sent her report. The March event at
Uncle Buck’s was an enormous success
with about 140 in attendance
(about 100 of whom stayed for dinner).
The cars drew a crowd in the
parking lot. The April 20 event will
be at Hard 8 BBQ in Coppell.
Treasurer Richard Solomon will
be stepping down in November.
Driving in from Tyler is too far. We
will be looking for qualified individuals
to run for the position. We have
a healthy bank account currently
with ~$151K balance (including
money going to COTA). The February
DE netted a positive balance as
well. He is exploring electronic payment
options for corner workers to
save future Treasurers the drive to
DEs to hand-deliver checks.
David also reported that the Social
Media Policy committee met
and came up with a set of guidelines
dealing with our venues like Facebook.
They will post online when it’s
finalized and approved.
Tech Session Chair Nikolaus Klemmer
has ideas submitted by members
at the last meeting and will start
planning them. He wants to do up
to four per year. He also presented
a business card design for board
members who want them.
CR/DE Registrar Wendy Shoffit
reported we had a successful race at
COTA in Austin. Registration numbers
were up some from last year
and it was a good event. Registration
for the upcoming DE in April is
underway and going well. She also
mentioned that she and James just
returned from Treffen Hill Country,
which was an awesome four-star
event. Registration is now open for
Parade and she hopes to see many
Mavericks in Spokane.
DE Chair Chris Tabor reiterated
that the February DE was in a good
time slot and made for a successful
event. We have fewer entrants for
April. He mentioned the COTA
DE in May advertised in Panorama,
which he will consider for future
events. He began a discussion about
raising prices because of continually
increasing track expenses. We decided
to raise $25 beginning in September.
We will publish an article in
Slipstream later this year to explain.
Rally Chairs Don and Jeff Sebert
are excited for the April 22 Easter
Rally. They have a great route
planned, ending at a German restaurant
in Muenster. The restaurant
only holds 60 in the back room, so
RSVPs will be necessary. It will be an
open menu and everyone is on their
own to pay. He requested several
email blasts to promote it. Jeff also
suggested that the club could possibly
do an off-road tour like Land
Rover has. He will work with Bill Orr
Content Editor Carey Spreen
attended the Zone 5 Presidents’
Meeting and wrote a report about
what all went on. It is posted on the
Zone 5 website at http://zone5.pca.
org for those who want to know the
Editor Jim Hirsch reported for
John Hamilton that we have 1,701
primary members. We’re down seven
primary and eight affiliate members
from last month, but overall still
on track for the year to add 300 new
members. We have added 93 new
primary members and five transfers
for the current year. Newsletter
printing count remained the same.
There is a committee discussing
moving to full color printing and increasing
ad rates to help cover those
expenses. Reporting for Bill Kruder,
the first newly christened Mavs &
Mochas had 120+ cars, which was a
huge turnout. The next one is April
8 at Zims Autotechnik. Matt Wilson
has volunteered to host a second
Mavs & Mochas impromptu gathering
in the Fort Worth area.
Concours Chair Andy Kay stated
that Autos in the Park is not happening
this year, so he is working
other possibilities. He mentioned a
July 15 event at Stonebriar Church,
and possibly doing a people’s choice
event there. He needs volunteers to
help like the M&M “Crew.”
Mark Pitarresi said that tours
are always attracting new members.
He suggested that drive leaders get
name tag lanyards like the M&M
crew and possibly even special shirts
to help them be more identifiable
by those new members. He will explore
Tour Chair Bill Orr has been
working on multiple designs for the
special PCA Texas license plate. As
a board, we agreed that the mostly
black plate with a star and a Texas
symbol would be the choice moving
forward. He has also been working
with Stephanie Ho on a Drive-in
Movie Social for May. It will be held
on FRIDAY, May 19 at the Coyote
Drive-In in Lewisville. We are limited
to 140 cars, and Bill is trying to
find a sponsor who could have cars
on display. The cost is reasonable
and all entrants have credit towards
food/drink. We must pay up front,
as they run rain or shine. There was
a motion made by James Shoffit to
approve the $3,600 commitment.
Chris Tabor seconded. The motion
The Mav of the Month was Jim
Hirsch for his tremendous work on
Slipstream and help in many other
James Shoffit, Karl Poulsen, and
Bob Kramer were also in attendance
but had no additional reports.
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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations
By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair
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onathon and I first met about ten months
ago at the United Real Estate Car Show
at Lincoln Center hosted by Brenda
Thompson. Since then Jonathon has
attended Porsche DFW Cars and Coffee, now Mavs &
Mochas, and many of our “impromptus” with his ducktail
Targa. Over that time, we’ve had a chance to get to
know each other, and I’ve walked away thinking WOW.
So here is the next in my series of “conversations” I
would like to share with you . . .
Jonathon Clarke, owner 1974 911
Targa, member since 2015
Bill Kruder: So are you from the Dallas area?
Jonathon Clarke: Well I’m not but my wife Lauren
is; we actually just moved here about four and half years
ago. Her parents live here and we decided we wanted
to be closer to them.
BK: Where do you call home?
JC: I grew up in the Washington D.C. area until about
high school, then we moved to Panama City, Florida.
After that I pretty much stayed along the Florida panhandle
BK: So did you fly with them?
JC: That was the fun part. I wanted to be a pilot but
my eyesight wasn’t good enough. But yes, I would go up
in F-18s actually being part of the crew at times, kind
of part time doctor and part time crew member. I’ve
logged about 100 hours flying; it truly was the best time
in my life.
BK: Well let’s talk cars: what was your first experience in
JC: Let’s see. I was sixteen and I was dating this girl.
Her dad had a 944, and for some reason he thought it
a good idea for a kid who just got his license to go out
in a Porsche (laughing).
BK: So that’s all it took?
JC: Well no, as luck would have it, some ten years
later I was dating a girl who had a Boxster, and I guess
that sealed the deal -- on wanting a Porsche, not the
BK: How long was it before you bought your first then?
JC: Boy, that was a while later yet. It wasn’t until my
40th birthday. Matter of fact, on my birthday I went out
and bought one.
BK: And where did you attend college?
JC: I did my under graduate, Pre Med, at University
of West Florida in Pensacola.
BK: That’s right -- I heard you were a Navy man. How did
JC: While I was at UWF I worked part time on the
Navy base as a civilian employee; upon graduation they
had a program in which I could join the Navy and enter
as an Officer. The real enticement was that they would
pay for my Med School.
BK: And where did that take you?
JC: Well pretty good -- I didn’t have to leave the state.
I did Med School at University of Miami and was part of
the Navy Reserve for those years. Upon graduating and
doing my internship I became a Flight Surgeon.
BK: I’ve heard of Flight Surgeons but have no idea what
JC: A Flight Surgeon is basically the Primary Care
doctor for pilots; I was assigned to a Marine squadron.
My job is to care for the pilot’s health and understand
their stress and needs.
BK: And what was it?
JC: You mean other than a mid-life crisis? It was a
2008 Arctic Silver over
Black six speed 997. The
car was so bloody fast
and was such a refined
car it seemed a waste to
drive on the streets of
BK: And you still have
JC: No. Again, like I
said, it was such a refined
car, I wanted something
that I could feel the
road in, so I started looking
for an air-cooled. I
found the ‘74 Targa at
Dallas Motor Sport. So
for about six months I
was living the dream of
having two Porsches.
Benjamin is ready to take
Dad for a spin
BK: And did that work out?
JC: It was great but Lauren said we needed to make a
decision on which to keep. So we had a family vote and
we decided the 997 should go.
BK: So tell me about the ’74. What’s so special to you about
JC: Well guess besides
it being air-cooled,
it was the first to have
impact bumpers, and
of course I liked the
Silver on Black combo;
there were, I think, only
about 3,110 produced.
And what I really liked
was it is kind of an “outlaw”
in that it has a 3L
180HP SC engine in it.
BK: And have you done
anything else to it?
JC: A few things. I
put in a Wevo shifter,
added a Carrera oil
cooler, and pretty much
What do they have in common you ask....they both fly
restored the interior, though I’ve taken out every ounce
of extra weight hence the no back seats. I have it down
to about 2,290 pounds.
BK: Any other Porsches of interest to you?
JC: Oh sure! I’m thinking about a 981 (Cayman)
for my daily driver. But I would also really like to own
one day a late ‘80s 911
And to think that a
few chance meetings
would uncover yet another
story of a guy and his
car. In fact, rumor has
it that, since our last
conversation, he’s back
owning Porsches (plural).
I wonder if Lauren
will take this back to a
family vote! Lastly, remember
we are “driving
Maverick Autocross Series: April Recap and May Preview
By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair
Photos courtesy of the Author
unday, April 2: The first MirrorCross autocross
event for 2017 was supposed to run
rain or shine. MirrorCross uses two similar
but mirror-image courses, set up side by
side, and a real Drag Race Christmas Tree light system
for the start. Pairs of drivers begin at the same time,
one on each side, then trade sides and repeat. Their
best left and right side times are combined to determine
class and overall winners. About 80 drivers braved
the weather and were ready to play in the rain at Mineral
Wells. Unfortunately the lightning would not stay
away and the decision to cancel was made at about 10
am. Sunday, September 10 is the rain date, and has already
been updated on the websites for both Maverick
Region and Equipe Rapide.
Three nice noses at
Lone Star Park
Mark Schnoerr’s black 993
had the fast Porsche
time of the day
Sunday, April 9: Autocross
returned to the
always terrific large,
swooping, and hilly Lone
Star Park site in Grand
Prairie. The weather was
much better than the
previous Sunday, but the
wind was just amazing.
There was a record turnout
of 130 cars that made
over 800 runs. Seven
Porsche drivers participated,
and there was very
close competition in
class as well as for fastest
Porsche. Less than six
tenths of a second finally
separate the top three
times, and those cars
were in different classes!
First to third were Mark
Schnoerr, Black 993;
Ed Mayo, Blue/Orange
911S; and Mike Syler, Red
991. The new guys are
April 9 Autocross #3 Results
Best Time Diff.
1T Mike Syler Porsche 911S Red 56.533
2 Fred Stubbs Porsche Spyder White 61.200 4.667
1T Edward Mayo Porsche 911S Blue/Orange 56.267
2 Julia Underwood Porsche 911S Blue/Orange 63.375 7.108
1T Mark Schnoerr Porsche 993 Black 55.928
1T Doug Edney Porsche 996 Black 58.350
2T Brian Ogle Porsche Cayman S White 59.046 0.696
Sunday, May 28: The next
event is another MirrorCross
at Mineral Wells. Due to the
large number of entries, it may
be a good idea to pre-register
for this one, as an entry limit
has been discussed.
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date updates: Aug 20, Oct 15,
and Nov 5 will all be at Lone
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PCA Tours Preview: The Fortunata Winery Tour
By Bill Orr, Region PCA Tour Co-Chair
Photos courtesy of the Author
he third PCA Tour of the season takes us
to Fortunata Winery in Aubrey, Texas. The
winery was the destination of the Halloween
Gimmick Rally last fall, and the participants
liked it so much we decided to add it to the PCA Tours
schedule this year.
It’s a little bit of Tuscany in
Texas. The main building is set
in the woods with a front and
back patio area, so you can have
a great glass of wine and enjoy
some authentic Italian food. We
have chosen Saturday, May 20
for this tour, and the weather
forecast is sunny with temperatures
in the low to mid 80s. It should be a perfect day to
go for a drive and enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine.
The tour starts at Westgate
Shopping Center on
US 75 at West Louisiana
Street in McKinney at 10
am. We will travel north,
then west, and then
south down to Aubrey.
It’s about a 72-mile trip
that ends at Fortunata
lunch. We should arrive
at the winery sometime
around 1 pm. In addition
to its wine, Fortunata
Winery is known for
its brick oven pizzas, but
due to our large group
they have opted to offer
Maverick members have
made full use of the great
patio area at the winery
an Italian buffet with either a Vegetarian Lasagna or
Italian Pasta. Both come with bread and a side salad.
So stay for lunch, or if you prefer, just do a little wine
tasting. Cheese boards are also available.
If you are not interested in staying for lunch, there
are many independent and chain restaurants in the
area. The winery is located just a few miles north of US
Highway 380. It’s 11 miles from downtown Denton, 16
miles from Frisco, and 23 miles from downtown McKinney.
If you plan to attend the Tour, it is imperative that
you RSVP beforehand. When you RSVP, it gives us an
accurate count to alert the managers of the winery so
that they can be prepared. Additionally, 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 instructions. Register
As always, there will be many opportunities for photographs
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to
send me an email at email@example.com. I hope to see
you and your Porsche at the Fortunata Winery Tour! If
you can’t make it, be sure to check out our schedule of
future tours at http://mav.pca.org/go/tours.
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There are secrets hidden in these mountains…
For program information and registration details,
see the Treffen website: treffen.pca.org
or email the Treffen North America staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Treffen Hill Country: A 1,400-Mile Journey
By Peter Wen, Mark Palmer, and Wendy Shoffit
Photos Courtesy of the Authors
ditor’s Note: PCA recently
offered their second
“Treffen” experience, this
one located in the Texas
Hill Country. We had quite a number
of Maverick Region members who
participated in the event. What follows
are three perspectives from Peter Wen,
Mark Palmer, and Wendy Shoffit as they
attended this national PCA Treffen.
Peter Wen, 2011 911 Turbo S
Treffen is a German
term meaning “to
meet.” There is no better
place to meet with
your P-car buddies than
the beautiful twisty and
hilly roads west of Austin! Treffen
Hill Country, the first national PCA
event hosted in Texas in over a decade,
took place in our backyard
March 29 to April 2.
Appropriately, for me, Treffen
started with a local meet-up. Fellow
Mavs Mark Palmer and Landon
Stogner met me in Plano to begin
our 250-mile trek to Austin. Mark
brought a pair of walkie-talkies so
we could stay connected on the
road. Navigation and gas pit stop
coordination aside, occasional chit
chat and wise cracks over the radio
made our drives highly enjoyable.
Our host hotel was
the beautiful Hyatt Lost
Pines Resort in Bastrop.
PCA banners adorned the
resort grounds. Porsche
Austin had several beautiful
cars on display. The
thoughtful event organizers
even set up a car wash
station complete with
soap, buckets, and microfiber
And as for food, well, rest
assured we were well fed
over the four-day event.
Over the course of Treffen, we
drove well over 900 miles, all over
the Hill Country. From Fredericksburg,
Enchanted Rock, to historic
Gruene, we enjoyed beautiful
scenery, open roads, and most
importantly, each other’s company.
We participated in group drives
with 30+ P-cars. We explored lesstraveled
roads with just the three of
us. Each day was a new adventure.
Cattle guards, oh my! To top it
all off, we even drove on the silky
smooth Formula 1 track at Circuit
of the Americas! Bucket list: check.
Five-days and 1,400 miles later,
I am back home in Dallas. My 911
“1 of 1” and I took our relationship
to the next level. We bonded. I met
interesting people from coast to
coast. I spent time with fellow Mavs
and listened to their stories. It was
a wonderful trip. Hats off to the
National PCA team for a job well
done! PCA: “It’s not just the cars,
it’s the people.”
Mark Palmer, 2015 Cayman
Treffen is German
for “coming together”
and we certainly came
together in the Hill
Country. Every kind of
Maverick Treffen attendees and their Porsches:
Peter Wen, Landon Stogner, and Mark Palmer
Porsche and owner came together
from coast to coast, including Canada,
at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort
for great food, socials and drives in
the Texas Hill Country.
Our days started and ended with
food and in between we drove!
There were planned tours by PCA
to great destinations culminating
with lunch and afterward everyone
Ready for parade laps at COTA
was free to make their way back the
hotel any way they wanted and boy
was that a blast.
Thursday was an amazing day to
have a Porsche. We began the day
with breakfast and a PCA tour to
Fredericksburg. Next was lunch and
then four of us enjoyed the back
roads ending up at COTA. I think
if you ask Peter, Landon or our new
“Ozzie” friend Brad, we had quite
a drive on the back roads.
Once at COTA Pirelli put
on a great event in the
Velocity lounge with food
everywhere and then we
did parade laps until dark.
What a great day to drive a
Porsche and experience a
coming together with old
and new friends!
A trip to Gruene, TX
on Saturday was followed
by a drive on River Road
along the Guadalupe
River with many terrific
photos ops. This is a cool
part of Texas and worth
the drive to visit.
Always great places to stop and eat
Meeting people from all over America was great
and our common passion was Porsches. Whether is was
meeting Jay from Ft. Worth or Tony from California,
the PCA drives or our own drives, sharing a meal or the
stories of the day, the people I met were great, kind and
made my first Treffen a terrific experience.
I drove 1,372 miles from Wednesday to Sunday on
some awesome roads encountering turkeys, cattle and
even a Park Ranger (well that is another story). We visited
around the fire pit at night, had a car wash area set
up for the “OCD” Porschephiles, had our photos taken
on a Texas Longhorn and enjoyed a Texas Two-step
BBQ. The next Treffen is in Asheville, NC and I would
encourage you to check it out.
Wendy Shoffit, 2016 Cayman GT4
Four-Star Treffen! James and I attended
this year’s Treffen Hill Country and we
weren’t disappointed. The entire weekend
was first class from start to finish! Home
base was the beautiful Lost Pines Resort,
complete with golf course, horseback riding,
and a lazy river, which we got at a fraction of the
normal nightly rate. Each morning we were met with
a wonderful breakfast buffet that changed daily so we
wouldn’t get bored.
Most social activities and
dinners were accompanied
by live Austin music and even
the final one with Texas Two
Step Dance lessons (for the
out of towners). James and
I enjoyed the daily drives to
great popular destinations
and even one day instead of
driving they offered bus tours
to the local brewery, winery,
The Shoffit’s GT4 is a
regular attendee at
national PCA events
or the famous Austin Food
Trucks (which we chose).
Yes, there were an amazing
array of options for attendees
to choose from.
Everywhere we went we
were treated with Texas
Although we didn’t
drive the parade laps
at COTA (James had
just club raced there
and I’d just DE’ed),
there were people lining
for up the entire
two hours! They did not
leave disappointed. The
reception at COTA was
also phenomenal. They The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
had food stations set up Resort provided wonderful
around the room with accommodations for all
heavy hors d’oeuvres
that were to die for. If you left there hungry, you weren’t
trying hard enough.
Great views everywhere on the
Hill Country Treffen drives
Mavericks balked at
the cost of the event
and decided to not
attend, we are here
to tell you it was
worth it. Their marketing
may need a
little work to truly
explain what all
you’re getting for
future events. If you’re even thinking about going to
Treffen in Asheville, NC this fall, get in line… behind
ME! We’ll bring our insulated wine tote goodie bags
and reusable water bottles with us. We can’t wait!
The Austin Food Trucks Tour was an uniquely Austin tour
that was enjoyed by many Treffen attendees
Screen Test: Protecting Your Porsche Radiators With Grille Inserts
By Mark Doerner
Photos courtesy of the Author
f you’ve had a water-cooled Porsche for any
length of time, you’ve had to deal with a
very odd design feature of your masterpiece
of German engineering: the radiators and
A/C condensers are practically flapping in the breeze,
protected by a few thin louvers in the front. Sure,
those louvers would probably stop a two-by-four from
reaching your delicate radiators and condensers, but
anything smaller than that, not so much. This is what
us Porsche fanatics would call a “special” design feature
that gives our cars “character.”
While GT track-oriented versions of the 911 and
Cayman have some nifty screens in the front grille,
the rest of us are stuck with the problem of excessive
road debris mucking up and possibly damaging our radiators
and condensers. And in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area there are plenty of stones flying around on the
roadways with our endless parade of road construction.
Of course you can just accept that lots of crud will
get through the front bumper louvers, necessitating
periodic bumper removal and extensive cleaning
around the radiators and condensers (as outlined in
an excellent article in the January 2017 Slipstream). Or,
you could get some aftermarket screens for the front
bumper to prevent much of that debris from getting
through in the first place.
I opted for the latter. And after a little online research,
and lots of discussion with other Porsche owners,
I narrowed it down to two aftermarket options for
front grille screens: Zunsport and Rennline.
com) is a British company
that makes a very
nice-looking set of
screens for the front
bumper. The sets are
cut and formed for most
Porsche models, ready
Zunsport grill set
for installation. One of
the nice things about
the Zunsport screens is
that they can be installed without removing the front
bumper. For the do-it-yourselfer who does not have the
time and/or expertise to remove his or her bumper,
these are a great option. The screens pop in from the
front with various clips and screws, all provided with
The other option is a set of screens made by Rennline
(Rennline.com), a company out of Vermont in the
good ol’ U.S. of A. These screens require the removal
of the front bumper for installation. While that may be
a negative if you want to install the screens yourself,
it does allow for a somewhat more secure attachment.
Once the bumper is removed, the screens are installed
from behind using a set of screws and clips provided
with the kit. The kit comes with installation instructions,
and the Rennline website has a video showing
how it’s done. Of note: the video on their website does
not show how to remove the bumper, but such videos
are readily available on YouTube. For the less mechanically
inclined, you could take your car to a good
Porsche mechanic and they should be able to handle
the installation with ease (although not without cost).
There is one other option I’ve heard of – buy some
sturdy grille screen and create them from scratch.
Without a pattern this could be a real challenge, and
well beyond my skill set. But I know there are many
talented Porsche owners in our Maverick Region for
whom this would be a fun and challenging weekend
I opted for the Rennline screens, just because they
seem a little more secure in their attachment to the
bumper. But I have seen the Zunsport screens on a
couple of Porsches and they look super nice, and they
are probably plenty sturdy for most people. I had my
Rennline screens installed at RAC Performance, and
I was happy with the outcome. They seem as sturdy as
factory-installed grille screens, without any kind of rattle
or looseness, and the installation hardware is fully
hidden from view. As you can see from the photos, the
layout of the screens is
a little different from
the factory screens on
a GT3 or GT4 in that
they are recessed behind
the original horizontal
louvers (the GT
cars have no louvers
to contend with). But
this is still a very clean
look, worthy of your
Both the Zunsport
and Rennline screens
come in black or silver.
I opted for the black,
given all the black trim
on my Porsche. But if
you want to get wild
Rennline grill installation on the
author’s 991 GTS
and crazy, I can see how the silver could look great with
the right color combo.
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1. At a certain Road Rally here in the USA, there is a 3.2-mile
Section of State Hwy 75 that is shut down by the local County
Sheriff, thus making it the longest no-speed-limit public road in
North America. In what state is it located?
a. Georgia b. California c. Colorado d. Idaho
Source: Porsche Panorama, Feb 2017, p 61
2. The iconic duck-tail spoiler of the 1973 Carrera RS was an
option for 1974 except in what country?
a. USA b. England c. France d. Germany
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 40
3. Which of the following did NOT happen for the 1976 Porsche
911 and Turbo?
a. Turbo boost gauge fitted for first time b. Hand throttle was
eliminated c. Five-blade cooling fan replaced the 11-Blade on
all but Turbo d. Sportomatic transmission went from a fourspeed
to a three-speed
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, pp 42-43
4. The Targa was introduced in 1967 with a soft rear window and
folding top. There have been many variations, but what was the
first model year with the sliding glass roof?
a. 1995 b. 1996 c. 1997 d. 1998
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 129
5. In 1996 a newer Tiptronic transmission option became
available, known as the Tiptronic S. What was the difference
that made it an “S”?
a. Stronger for taking Turbo HP b. Included limited slip
differential c. Steering-wheel shift buttons added d. Easily
changed ratios for track or road
Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 128
Answers: 1) d 2) d 3) a 4) b 5) c
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April Mavs & Mochas: Zims Autotechnik
By Debi Gibson, Region Coffee Meets Co-Chair
Photos as noted
s usual, the parade began with five cool
cars all dreaming about what the morning
could be! Peter even posted that he was
“pumped!” The setup crew arrived at 7:30
am, ready to put their cones out, and to their surprise,
Al and team had prepped their shop and lot and were
ready for their first Mavs & Mochas! Cones were already
placed, the shop was immaculate, and they were ready
for their friends! By 8:30am, at event start time, both
Bills agreed that there were over 75 Porsches in place.
Got Speed? (photo by Debi Gibson)
The early setup crew with five very different Porsche models
(photo by Jim Hirsch)
Wow! I arrived Saturday morning shortly after 8:30
am, Mavs & Mochas special-order T-shirts in hand, and
was welcomed by “The Crew”!
Gotta tell you those “guys” sporting
badges are great at driving
friendships. From the moment I
pulled into Zims Autotechnik, I
felt right at home, directed into
the lot by Michael Baynton and
Peter Wen. Can’t thank them
enough for directing over 130
Porsches into prime spots! Did I
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That’s right . . . our largest
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turn out yet and that didn’t even
include the Porsche Pets! Man
and his best friend walked the outstanding class of cars,
from two ’58 356 Speedsters to our new addition - a
’64 356C - some cool 914s, a 968 Cabriolet, and even
cooler: some first timers! We really enjoyed meeting
several folks who came up to introduce themselves and
say “this is our first time,” and the excitement was contagious!
Zims was quite the host, featuring
a fresh-cut lawn that added
additional parking, as well as
providing Felix Coffee, which
poured out the brew as fast as
our 914! Thank you to all “The
Crew,” Zims Autotechnik, Felix
Coffee, and all those who work
behind the scenes to drive
friendships! Looking forward to
seeing all of you and making
new friends on May 13 at Frisco Railyard. It’s a cool new
spot in downtown Frisco, featuring food trucks and
even a little something to add to that coffee if desired,
with their bar and trucks opening early just to welcome
Mavs & Mochas. So save the date, pick your Porsche,
and meet us in Frisco! See you at the Railyard!
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First Hand Experience: Porsche Sport Driving School
By Michael Parkhill
Photos courtesy of the Author
ere’s my experience in the Porsche Sport
Driving School, 2-Day High Performance
Driving Course. Porsche has a Performance
Driving School, held in 15 locations around
the world. The one in the U.S. at Barber Motorsports
Park in Birmingham, Alabama is the largest. The Barber
Motorsports track is a 2.38-mile loop with 16 turns
and with over 60 feet of elevations changes. They also
run IndyCar and other professional races there.
Barber Motorsports track layout
All of the instructors are handpicked by Porsche
based on their racing background and their ability to
explain the techniques to those of us who have never
been on a track. The couple of times, locally, I had
someone force me to turn at certain points on the
track, aka “the driving line,” without explanation as to
why, left me more confused than when I started. I’ve
been driving my 2002 Targa 6-speed for five and a half
years. I knew I would have some bad habits to unlearn
to drive correctly.
As soon as we arrived, we went to registration, which
was completed quickly; then on to breakfast. We wasted
no time eating, then into the classroom for introductions.
The head instructor explained driving dynamics,
the contact patch, and how far you can push your tires.
Then they divided our class of 26 drivers into six
groups, placing us in four vans that took us down to the
track. The first three groups headed to the track; the
other three groups, one of which I was in, were sent to
the autocross, skid pad, and performance steering and
braking courses. Being allowed to drive a 718 Boxster S
on the autocross course and not having to worry about
tearing up my own tires was a blast. The skid pad (the
instructors said it was the slickest they had ever been
on) didn’t help my pride; I ate a large slice of humble
pie. When you come off the skid pad, you wonder if
you should be allowed to drive on dry streets. The fact
that it was raining all day didn’t help. The performance
steering and braking session added to my skills for driving
my Targa to work every day in Dallas traffic.
After the lunch break, it was track time in a 2017
Carrera S. We played follow the leader for several laps,
then switched to the 2017 718 Boxster S for more laps.
Then we were rained out and returned to the class
room to finish up the first day’s instruction, then completed
day two classroom work.
First thing on day two, we were back on the racetrack
for our full run in the Carrera S, this time on a dry
track. Then they foolishly put us in a 2017 911 Turbo
S (my dream car!). I found out how much more I have
to learn before I can drive that car properly. For those
of us who drive manual transmissions, we spent time
in a Carrera S and learned proper downshifting, heel
and toe, and blipping the throttle. For the final runs,
they split us up (based on how well we had learned the
track) to put the polish on what we had learned. We
also experienced the “turbo launch” and drove a Cayenne
in true off-road form.
For all of the time on the track, my group was constantly
passing the other two groups. My group had two
professional drivers from Bogota, Columbia, and myself.
My wife, as my paid guest, was given laps with the
instructors in every event I participated in.
Driving a 718 Boxster S on the autocross course
I strongly recommend the class for those who have
never had time for weekend DEs due to work; those
who have run in DEs will learn even more from the
class. Check out the Porsche Sport Driving School
(www.porschedriving.com) website for more details.
Now I’m planning my return for the second class!
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Liability Stuff: Information from the PCA Insurance Chair
By Carey Spreen
Photo courtesy of the Author
was invited to attend
the Zone 5 Presidents’
Meeting back in February
of this year to cover
what goes on at one of these conferences.
One of the speakers at this
meeting was Ken Laborde, the PCA
Insurance and Risk Management
Chair. Ken is a member of Mardi
Gras Region, right here in Zone 5.
What he had to say was important
enough to merit its own article. I’ll
follow up with what else happened
at the meeting in a subsequent
story in Slipstream.
is an insurance
Ken Laborde, the PCA
Insurance and Risk stating
Management Chair that liability
is PCA’s second largest expense,
behind the costs associated
with producing Porsche Panorama.
To date, the club has an excellent
record regarding insurance claims,
but premiums can increase if that
good record changes. However, if
our premiums become so expensive
that PCA can’t pay them, we
lose insurance coverage, and without
insurance coverage, there is
effectively no club.
Ken explained that PCA has a
group policy, which means that a
claim from any one Region affects
all Regions. It is for this reason that
all Region officers must be aware of
the proper safety procedures and
forms. PCA’s policy is a $10 million
annual aggregate, which covers all
events, but any claim is paid out of
that aggregate amount, so a single
large claim can use up some or all
of that $10 million.
The policy covers event participants,
event officials and instructors,
and crews and sponsors.
Losses covered include bodily and
personal injury, property damage,
and advertising claims. Losses not
covered include vehicle damage,
structural damage, and spectator
claims. Ken made it a point to impress
on us the fact that PCA does
not want anyone at an event to be
classified as a “spectator;” this is
why we insist that anyone present
at a so-called “moving car” event,
in which cars are moving while the
event is taking place, must sign the
insurance waiver, thus classifying
them as participants and not spectators.
This is also a reason the PCA
events cannot charge admission,
since someone paying an admission
fee could be construed as a
Regions must submit a request
to insure a particular event at least
three weeks in advance of that
event, in order for the request to
be processed efficiently.
An event that does not involve
moving cars, such as dinner meetings
or Concours d’Elegance
events (because the cars are moved
before and after the event, not
while the event is taking place) are
automatically covered; we do not
need to request coverage in these
cases. However, for all moving car
events, including tech sessions
(during which cars can be moving
up and down on lifts), tours, rallies,
autocrosses, time trials, Drivers’ Ed
events, and Club Races, insurance
must be requested specifically,
with extra fees applying to the latter
three types of events due to the
higher speeds and potential for
greater damage involved.
Everyone at an event must sign
a waiver, including adults and minors.
There are separate waivers for
minors, which must be signed by a
parent (ideally both parents) or a
guardian; other relatives or friends
of the family don’t count.
A point that Ken stressed was
that the organization must have a
system in place for getting waivers
signed in order for the event to be
covered, showing that the event
officials took reasonable steps to
minimize risk in their event planning.
Having both an insurance
certificate as well as signed, dated,
and properly witnessed waivers
are indicators of risk awareness
and mitigation. Waivers must be
retained for seven years plus one
month after the end of the event,
although digital copies are completely
One little-known fact that Ken
noted was that when someone signs
a waiver as a witness, that person is
stating that he or she actually witnessed
each person actually signing
the form. In situations where a
single person did not witness all of
the signatures, additional witnesses
must sign the witness area to show
that all participant signatures are
valid and authentic. Simply having
an event official witnessing a waiver
after the fact is not sufficient and
will not hold up in court. Something
to consider when someone
is about to hand around that clipboard
containing a stack of waivers!
Speaking of waivers: some states
require that certain statements
contained in the waivers be printed
in red, so make sure that if you copy
them, they are color copies. All
waivers and other safety forms can
be downloaded from https://www.
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For Sale: 2007 Porsche Cayman S. Black exterior
with black interior. Full track car with lots of
modifications. Race intake, exhaust, light weight
flywheel, short shift, racing clutch, Moton shocks,
GT3 fully adjustable suspension setup, bolt in roll
cage, Trackmate system, Custom graphics, Fikse
wheels, racing brake pads and rotors. Always garaged.
$35,000. Extra set of Fikse wheels with lightly
used Hoosier tires added for $1500. Contact Brian
Krajcirovic at email@example.com or 817-729-
For Sale: 2011 Cayenne. Automatic, leather seats,
heated and cooled seats, satellite radio, nav, and more.
All scheduled maintenance completed with all service
records available. Excellent condition. Looks & drives
great. 91,500 mostly highway miles. $24,500.00.
Contact Jose Barrios at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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 email@example.com 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. 53,900 miles. $13,500. Contact Rich O’Day at
Rj777@rocketmail.com or 817-691-9993. (03)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-912-
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
Farrar at 214.208.2852 or mikefarrar911@gmail.
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@
aol.com or 845 721 5381. (02)
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PRINTER OF SLIPSTREAM SINCE 1982
When all HAIL breaks loose...
By Darren Houk
Service & Maintenance
Showroom by Appointment
5500 Meandering Rd
Ft. Worth, 76114
Around the Bend...
By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor
hat does a typical Maverick Region member
find to do each month to keep that Porsche
properly exercised? If you’re a regular
reader of Slipstream, you probably already
know the answer to that question since all of our Board
Officers and Event Chairs do a great job in providing
recaps of past events along with previews and schedules
for upcoming activities in each issue.
At the risk of being redundant, I’m going to echo
and reinforce some of what David Robertson, our Region
President, mentioned in his Sprockets column on
page 2 of this issue.
Take the month of May for example. For those members
who like to take a drive during their lunch time,
and perhaps get together with like-minded Porsche
owners, there are eight Maverick lunches scheduled at
four different locations in the Metroplex.
May also happens to highlight one of our
club’s long standing social activities that includes
a People’s Choice Concours at the May
at Mayo’s event. This year promises to be even
more special as we are providing a featured display
- 20 Years of the Boxster.
For all of our Mavericks who appreciate getting together
in a relaxed social setting, we have our Monthly
Evening Social, which in the month of May is our first
gathering for a Porsche Drive-in Movie Night. Our
four-door Porsche owners can attend this event and use
those extra doors to bring along guests! In addition,
our newest monthly social event, Mavs & Mochas, will
once again bring together over 100 Maverick Porsche
owners for a Saturday morning coffee meet with a
chance to stroll through a wide variety of our favorite
German engineered marvels. Plus, you’ll always see old
friends, and more importantly, meet new friends.
We have a PCA Tour visiting the roads leading to the
Fortunata Winery. Of course, our more competitive
drivers are also well taken care of during the month of
May. We have our fourth autocross of the season and
our club is a co-sponsor of the Austin Schnell Fest DE
being held over three days at COTA.
I hope you take advantage of the many events
offered to you by the Maverick Region in May
and throughout the year. I look forward to seeing
you over lunch or coffee, at the drive-in, or
somewhere on the road or track. Carpe Viam!
SLIPSTREAM Advertiser Since 1978
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