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Slipstream - May 2017

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

Sprockets: Not so Unique

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, T 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 tendencies. If you are like me -- and I 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. 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! SAUL FRAIRE, Chef-Proprietor 1235 William D. Tate Ave Grapevine, TX 76051 817-329-6995 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 Road America 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! 2 May

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