Slipstream - May 2017


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

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

Our tagline

is “Driving


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



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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