Slipstream - June 2017

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June 2017

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Volume 55, Issue 6, June 2017

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Features

PCA Tours: The Bluebonnet Tour....................................... 7

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

The Lost Easter Egg Rally................................................ 14

May at Mayo’s.............................................................. 18

All British and Europen Car Day..................................... 20

Porsche of the Month..................................................... 21

Porsche Trivia................................................................ 21

May Mavs & Mochas Retrospective................................. 23

Monthly Social at Hard 8 BBQ....................................... 25

Historicizing Porsche..................................................... 28

Maverick Region Social Media....................................... 31

Upcoming Events

June Board Meeting........................................................ 7

Maverick Lunch Series.....................................................7

Poker Rally...................................................................16

Movie Night Rescheduled..............................................16

June Social: Uncle Buck’s...............................................17

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

Mavs & Mochas............................................................17

Departments

Sprockets (President’s Column)......................................... 2

Maverick of the Month..................................................... 2

List of Officers and Board Chairs...................................... 4

Zone 5 Presidents............................................................4

Maverick Minutes............................................................ 6

New Mavericks and Anniversaries.................................... 9

Unclassifieds................................................................. 34

Advertiser Index............................................................ 34

Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)................................. 36

See more details and check for event updates via

the QR code here or our online calendar at

http://mav.pca.org/go/calendar

Plano area lunch (each Monday)................ 5, 12, 19, 26

Board Meeting..................................................... (Wed) 7

Mavs & Mochas: Starbucks @ Las Colinas Village... (Sat) 10

Autocross #5 at Mesquite High School...................(Sun) 11

Lewisville area lunch............................................. (Tue) 13

Mav Social: Uncle Buck’s in Grapevine..................(Thu) 15

TENTATIVE: Movie Night Rescheduled.................... (Fri) 16

Richardson and Southlake area lunches.................(Thu) 22

No Board Meeting in July

Plano area lunch (each Monday).........3, 10, 17, 24, 31

PCA Parade 2017 in Spokane, WA........................... 9-15

Lewisville area lunch............................................. (Tue) 11

Mavs & Mochas: Stonebriar Community Church..... (Sat) 15

Mav Social: TBD...................................................(Thu) 20

Richardson and Southlake area lunches.................(Thu) 27

Autocross #6 at Mesquite High School...................(Sun) 30

20 Years of the Boxster

was the featured display

at this year’s May at

Mayo’s event. Here’s

Michael B hamming

it up in front of the

Spyders. Read about

the event on page 18.

Photo by Bob Molyneux

Event Dates

June

July

On the Cover

Captured during a recent Mavs & Mochas

event, “Blue Kicks and Hips” features an

unusual combination of blue suede shoes

and wide Porsche hips.

Photo by Paul Moseley

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Sprockets: Porsches Loved and Lost

By David Robertson, Region President

e recently held our 26th May at Mayo’s

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event. I was unaware that this event was

such a long-held tradition with the Maverick

Region until Ed Mayo told me the story

of its humble beginnings with an impromptu gathering

in his shop with some unused rental tables and chairs

from another member’s employee party that weren’t

due back until after the weekend. Eventually one year

the rental tables and chairs were no longer available

but by then the party had become a tradition. The tradition

that was started in May of 1991 continues to this

day. Somewhere along the way a concours was added

and now May at Mayo’s is one of our most popular

events. We just have many more tables and chairs for

those attending!

I always enjoy the conversations when we all get

together, and at this year’s May at Mayo’s, it seemed

that many people were lamenting over Porsches they

had owned at various points in history that, in hindsight,

should never have been let go. I imagine that

the collection of classic Porsches on display stoked the

memories of those that were no longer owners of such

cars. Tennyson said it is better to have loved and lost

than to not have loved at all. I am not sure if this holds

true when that sweet air-cooled 911 you traded in for a

minivan all those years ago has gone up in value 500 or

600 percent along with its coolness factor. For me that

would be just a little hard to swallow. There were also

a couple of stories about cars that were taken without

permission and never seen again. This is a scenario that

would be especially heartbreaking. One individual I

was speaking with had the interior door panel removed

for some work when his Porsche was borrowed, never

to return. That cherished door panel has occupied a

prominent place in his home since that day.

Until now, I have never owned a car that I might

possibly regret not owning someday in the future. I can

only imagine what it would be

Did you know

that we have

a monthly

Maverick

trivia contest?

Enter and

bring out

your inner

Porschephile!

like to have possessed a special

car many years ago with the realization

for all the years since

that you should have never

parted ways. Is it really better to

have loved and lost? I am sure

there are plenty of you that

could weigh in on that discussion

with me at our next event.

Did you know that we have

a trivia contest? Fabulous prizes

and your claim to know more

about Porsches than anyone

SAUL FRAIRE, Chef-Proprietor

1235 William D. Tate Ave

Grapevine, TX 76051

817-329-6995

else in the club are on the line each month. Jerry De-

Feo creates and administers this friendly competition

and you can find it right on the Maverick website at

http://mav.pca.org/trivia/.

This is the time of year when I envy all of you with a

convertible. Put that top down, and if you notice that I

am coupe-bound, please take me for a spin!

MAV OF THE MONTH: Rose Gohlke

Our Mav of the Month is one of the many unsung

heroes of the club. It is a unanimous opinion that Rose

Gohlke makes DE

events more enjoyable

for every participant.

Rose

makes sure that everyone

stays hydrated

with ice cold water

and always has a

great lunch on

hand. She also does

countless little nice

things to brighten

everyone’s day.

Thank you, Rose,

and we appreciate

everything that you

do for the DE

events!

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2017 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs

President

David Robertson

617-797-0516

president@mavpca.org

Autocross Chair

Mark Schnoerr

ax@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Pat Heptig

214-649-7907

cr@mavpca.org

Vice President

Jim Falgout

vp@mavpca.org

Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis

cr@mavpca.org

Secretary

Wendy Shoffit

972-977-9821

secretary@mavpca.org

TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Club Race/DE Registrar

Wendy Shoffit

crreg@mavpca.org

deregistrar@mavpca.org

Treasurer

Richard Solomon

903-530-8281

treasurer@mavpca.org

Charity Chair

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

Concours Chair

Andy Kay

817-948-8538

concours@mavpca.org

DE Chair

ChrisTabor

817-371-4888

de@mavpca.org

DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

cdi@mavpca.org

DE Equipment Mgr.

Hunter Allen

deequip@mavpca.org

DE Hospitality

Rose Gohlke

de@mavpca.org

DE Sponsorship

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

desponsorship@mavpca.org

Email List Moderator

Brian Scudder

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Email List Moderator

Matt Platts

mrpca-owner@

yahoogroups.com

Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh

214-288-5300

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Histographer, Tenured

Charlie Davis

historian@mavpca.org

Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton

817-907-7823

membership@mavpca.org

Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho

hh@mavpca.org

Online Calendar

Karl Poulsen

calendar@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair,

Social Media

Bill Orr

tours@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Mark Pitarresi

817-715-7156

tours@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert

214-613-6900

rally@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher

rally@mavpca.org

Safety Co-Chair

Wayne Elliott

safety@mavpca.org

Safety Co-Chair

Bob Kramer

safety@mavpca.org

Slipstream Advertising,

Coffee Meets

Bill Kruder

214-497-0711

ads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Event

Ad Design

Kurt Scaggs

eventads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Editor

Jim Hirsch

972-740-7377

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Content Ed.

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

mailing@mavpca.org

Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

972--438-8344 (W)

817-481-8342 (H)

printing@mavpca.org

Social Chair

Tracy Robertson

817-944-5490

social@mavpca.org

Tech Sessions Chair

Nikolaus Klemmer

469-531-5314

techcorner@mavpca.org

Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos

214-697-0792

volunteers@mavpca.org

Web Site Chair

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

webmaster@mavpca.org

ARK-LA-TEX

Ken Chandler

bad968@bellsouth.net,

COASTAL BEND

Bryan Kerrick

bksailspadre@

sbcglobal.net

2017 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

LONE STAR

Steve Bukoski

president@lsrpca.com

MARDI GRAS

Scott Spradley

swsprad@bellsouth.net

OZARK

Jim Woolly

jim.carol_NOSPAM@

sbcglobal.net

WHISKEY BAY

Mike Hamza

mikehamza944@

gmail.com

CIMARRON

Joy Jones

presidentcmr@gmail.

com

HILL COUNTRY

Tracey Gross

president@hcrpca.org

LONGHORN

Charles Bush

president@longhornpca.org

MAVERICK

David Robertson

president@mavpca.org

WAR BONNET

Randal Goodman

drtoys42@aol.com

WHITE RIVER

Leonard Zechiedrich

whiteriverregionpca@

gmail.com

ZONE 5 REP

Jon Jones

zone5rep@pca.org

www.zone5.pca.org

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Gimme a Minute: May Board Meeting Minutes

By Wendy Shoffit, Region Secretary May 3, 2017

P

resident David Robertson

began the meeting at 7:04

pm. He announced we

would be moving forward

with printing Slipstream in full color

starting in September. He mentioned

that the Austin Schnellfest at Drivers’

Ed event at COTA is coming along.

Blue and Green groups are full with

a waiting list and White and Yellow

groups are still open. We will try to

encourage registration. Bill Orr has a

license plate prototype that he will be

moving forward with. Reporting for

Social Chair Tracy Robertson, May at

Mayo’s (M@M) has 98 RSVPs already

and needs more from board members.

DE Chair Chris Tabor reported

that we had a good weekend of driving

in April without the forecasted

rain. The event financials should be

in the black. He has received requests

to add another event in the spring

next year, which he will consider. He

mentioned that corner workers are

getting harder to recruit and he’ll be

finalizing details for a Work/Drive

program and other incentives, as well.

Several other suggestions were made

around the room to consider.

Safety Chair Bob Kramer was

pleased with the results of the “refresher”

document sent to DE drivers

prior to this event. It reminded all

about car number requirements, particularly

2-driver cars. There was one

on-track blown motor incident that

had some complications. He will work

to improve these issues to make future

events safer.

Slipstream Editor Jim Hirsch clarified

that we will not have a board meeting

in July. Reporting for Membership

Chair John Hamilton, we have 37 new

members for the month (lost ~29).

For the first five months, we’ve had

135 new members join, reiterating his

point for keeping event information

fresh and available. He worked hard

to put together the 20 Years of the

Boxster display at M@M, securing 13

of the 15 models produced!

Tour Chair Bill Orr showed the

license plate prototype and is ready

for the next step. TXDOT is taking

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a public survey about the design and

will officially vote in June. We need

200 prepaid orders to go into production

and we have over 400 people

who expressed an interest. He is also

working on license plate frames with

Goodie Store Chair Chris Flaugh. He

also showed alternative name badge

options for members with the new

logo. He reported that the Movie

Night will be May 19 and is looking

for people to sign up. He purchased a

bunch of Hot Wheel Porsches to give

to kids at events to encourage them

to attend.

Advertising Chair Bill Kruder has

the new ad rate structure to go with

full color printing. He will be highlighting

the benefits for advertisers

with bullet points. He is also offering

quarterly payment plans as an option,

as well as PayPal (and maybe autopayment).

He reported that PCA had

about 30 cars show up at the British

and European Car show.

Volunteer Jim Gallegos has 5-7

“cone heads” to help with parking

and set up for M@M.

Phyllis Gallegos is working with

Tracy Robertson for M@M and has

catering all set up from Desperados.

Monthly Social Chair Stephanie

Ho said the event at Hard 8 BBQ was

very well attended. The crowds kept

some attendees from eating, as they

didn’t know they could order from

the dining room rather than stand

in the long line. The May event will

be the Drive-In Movie. She is looking

for a location for June that would be

indoors, expecting hot temperatures.

Vice President Jim Falgout suggested

that we once again should try

to host a Street Survival course, like

the BMW club has.

Content Editor Carey Spreen has

been researching options for hosting

an off-road event for SUV owners.He

is working with Jeff Sebert, who has

come up with a location in Bridgeport.

They are looking at September.

Concours Chair Andy Kay has

everything set for the car show at

M@M. He has 100 placards and

ballots and has his timeline finalized.

Rally Chair Don Sebert reported

he had a successful Rally with about

27 cars starting and 24 finishing. The

event ended at a German restaurant

in Muenster and everyone had a good

time. He will send out complete results

to competitors.

Goodie Store Chair Chris Flaugh

is working on license plate frames

and has samples coming from local

vendors, which he will display. He is

ordering more logo window stickers,

as he found a cheaper source. He also

has three new merchandise items on

the PCA website that are some lower

priced hats and polos to offer as an

option.

Tour Co-Chair Mark Pitarresi mentioned

he wanted to get shirts for tour

group leaders or organizers. Cost per

is $35 or $45 (with Porsche logo on

back). Discussion ensued. David Robertson

made a motion to approve six

polo style shirts for event organizers

(two Tours, two Rally, and two Concours)

that the region would pay for.

The motion was seconded by Karl

Poulsen and approved unanimously.

Others will be able to purchase similar

polos.

Tech Session Chair Nikolaus

Klemmer passed out business cards he

had printed for those who requested

them. He is having difficulties finding

a location for a tech session. He’s

been collaborating with the Lone

Star Region Tech Session chair who is

having similar issues. Several location

ideas were discussed.

Webmaster James Shoffit said our

web hosting is up for renewal at the

end of the month. The cost is $400 for

three years and is looking for a better

alternative that is also cheaper.

David Robertson announced that

Rose Gohlke was Maverick of the

Month for her great hospitality work

at the Drivers’ Education events.

Treasurer Richard Solomon

reports we have roughly $135K

including the April DE and expenses

paid for COTA Club Race. Sponsorship

money for DE and Drive In Movie

Nigh is still due.

The meeting adjourned at 8:40.


PCA Tour Recap: The Bluebonnet Tour

By Mark Pitarresi, PCA Tours Co-Chair

ur second tour for 2017 kicked off Saturday

morning April 15. This was Bill Orr’s

O

and my first tour since Tom Martin handed

the reins to us. It turned out to be perfect

weather, with temperatures in the high 70s and just a

few white fluffy clouds. Great for top-down/sunroofopen

driving! We had 73 Porsches that carried 126

people on this Bluebonnet Tour.

We started

our tour in

Hutchins at

an old Bank

of America

parking lot.

By the time

Drivers’ briefing at the start of the Tour

we started,

the parking

lot was completely

full, with a wide range of Porsche models. Our

tour traveled 86.2 miles through the cities of Ferris,

Palmer, Crisp, Chatfield, Rice, Alma, and Ennis. Ennis

is one of the more popular places to view the Bluebonnets

in Texas. It has been said that they have over

100,000 visitors that come to see their famous bluebonnet

trails in the spring. Ennis even has a Bluebonnet

Festival to celebrate Texas’ state flower.

This year spring came early and so did the bluebonnets.

Even though we were a few weeks late for the

prime blooming, they were still out waiting for us to

complete the tour. It was the perfect setting for country

scenery and spirited driving with our great members!

The tour ended at Bubba’s BBQ and Steakhouse, which

has been a staple in Ennis for over 25 years. They are famous

for great food, and after a spirited drive through

the countryside it was a good ending to the tour.

PCA’s guidelines for the Tours program have

changed a little. Our Drive Leaders are now called

Group Leaders. If you have been on a tour this year,

you probably also noticed we

started using wrist bands to

indicate that you have signed

the insurance waiver. We will

also have a Sweep dedicated

to each group. The Sweep is

the driver of the car at the end

of the group, and is responsible

for notifying the Group

Leader about cars in trouble,

unsafe driving, or for occasions

where cars get separated

from the group.

Group Leaders ready!

Sometimes it can be difficult to get the number of

volunteers we need for the Tours. If you would like volunteer

as a Group Leader please email us at tours@

mavpca.org. H.P.D.E. Experience is preferred but not

mandatory.

I have lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over

25 years (with the last two years in the PCA) and had

no idea that within just a short drive we have so many

great roads to exercise our Porsches’ abilities. Maverick

Tours are a great way to get

out and explore North Texas!

A special thank you to all

the Group Leaders! We had a

total of six, including Tom

Martin, Karl Poulsen, Peter

Wen, Jason Bouque, Bill Orr,

and myself. The Tour program

cannot exist without

our Group Leaders. They did

a great job making sure that

our tour was safe, spirited,

and conviction-free.

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Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

Carlos Allen

Allen

2016 911 Turbo S

John Anderson

Hurst

2007 Cayman

Josh Bannerman

Lewisville

2014 Boxster S

Chris Brown

Lucas

2015 911 Turbo

Michael Calderone

Rockwall

2003 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Roddy Chim

Frisco

2007 Cayman S

Steve Conlin

McKinney

2000 Boxster

Yann Cortina

Euless

2013 911 Carrera S

Mike Dupre

Denton

1996 911 Carrera 4

Michael Durovick

McKinney

2017 Macan S

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John Fulton (Janet Tyson)

Barbara Smith

35 Years

30 Years

Werner Foltz (Jacqueline Fitch)

Steven White (Suji)

Graham Lane

20 Years

15 Years

Brian Amond

Robert Bahash (Janice)

Daniel McKay (Mary)

Mike Farrell

Bedford

2014 Cayman

John Gersic

Frisco

2017 Macan Turbo

Raj Gill

Grapevine

1996 911 Turbo

Andrew Golden

Carrollton

2013 Boxster S

Ambrocio Gutierrez

Argyle

1984 911 Carrera

Chris Hanna

Dallas

2008 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Relle Howard

Dallas

1985 944

Alex Kosarow

Dallas

1963 356 cabriolet

Richard Lindsey

Mansfield

2017 Macan GTS

Richard Meszaros

Westworth Village

2017 718 Boxster S

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Dallas

Bartonville

Tyler

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Keller

Plano

Arlington

Peter Milleson

Allen

2012 911 Turbo Cab

Anthony Mitchell

North Richland Hills

2013 Boxster

Trevor Peterson

Frisco

2011 Panamera S

Anh Pham (Duy Tran)

Garland

2016 Cayenne S

Ford Phillips

Fort Worth

1970 914-6

John Polousky

Prosper

2016 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Chad Pudwill

Plano

2007 911 Turbo

Michael Ridgeway

Sachse

2017 Cayman S

Eric Robinson (Kristi)

Desoto

2003 911 Targa

Darren Ruotolo (Aura)

Lewisville

2015 Macan S

Maverick Membership Totals

Members ~ 1,709

Affiliate Members ~ 856

Total Membership ~ 2,565

Brent Ruppi

Dallas

2014 911 Carrera 4

William Shirk (Cynthia)

Plano

2007 Cayman S

John Shofner

Allen

2015 911 GT3

Sean Tyson

Flower Mound

2010 911 Carrera 4S

Paul Wilhide

Arlington

1982 911 Turbo

Philip Young

Dallas

2002 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Faisel Zaman

Dallas

2015 Macan Turbo

Transfers In

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10 Years

Roger Briggs (Heather)

Douglas Koeppen (Cheryl)

Richard Lyschik (Becky Broussard)

Charles Perricone (Laurie)

Sheldon Thomson

5 Years

Mason Chevaillier (Laurin)

David Fox

Livio Galanti (Paula)

Paul Hoch

John Keir (Patti)

Jeff Klaumann (Ronda)

Rosemary Moore (Ronald)

James Parker

Peter Roberts

Brad Rodgers (Jeanette)

Bryceon Sumner

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you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

contact John Hamilton at

membership@mavpca.org

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations

By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair

Photos courtesy of the Author

hen I first heard of this

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guy Voy it was right

here in Slipstream when

he wrote a two-part

article entitled “First Porsche.” Voy

“Mitch” Mitchell and I then had a

close encounter about a year ago at

a Porsche Cars & Coffee on a cold

blustery day in Addison as he drove

by the rest of us standing in the

drizzle. Since then Mitch has come

out with us several times for coffee

and a chat. Then some time went by

without us seeing him as he battled

cancer. I would hear some updates

on him and then he and Marie

attended Mavs & Mocha recently

at Zims. As what often happens,

someone said (this time it was Jim

Hirsch), “you know, we really need

to find out how this guy seems to

get a different Porsche every few

months.”

So here is the next in my series

of “conversations” I would like to

share with you…

Voy “Mitch” and Marie (MA-ree)

Mitchell, owner of a 2015 911

Turbo S , founding member

of PCA West Germany Region

in 1963 (disbanded in 2004)

Bill Kruder: Ok, I have to ask: where

is the name Voy from? Sounds like it’s of

European descent?

Mitch: Oh no. I don’t think my

mom had any idea of where the

name might have originated, but

in those days everyone had two

names, and I guess she liked Voy

Jerome, so that’s what I was called.

BK: Can’t say I ever met a Voy before.

Mitch: Well I hadn’t either until

I went into the service and met

another; he was an officer so we

didn’t really speak, but about five

or six years ago I was able to look

him up and we finally spoke.

BK: So what branch of the military

were you in? Did you stay in long?

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Mitch: I was in the Air Force for

20-plus years and retired as a Master

Sergeant in 1978.

BK: After you retired what did you

do?

Mitch: I got a job with H-E-B in

the meat processing plant, on what

we would call today the IT side of

things.

BK: So you were kind of an IT guy

in the Air Force?

Mitch: No, I just kind of said I

could do it and learned. We used

a new system developed by Digital

Equipment Corporation (DEC),

who at that time was a leader in what

was then called “Mini-Computers.”

Taking courses through the GI Bill

helped fill in the areas I couldn’t

learn on my own.

BK: And are you from here?

Mitch: No, I grew up in a small

oil patch town called Eldorado,

Texas about 45 miles south of San

Angelo. Our last assignment found

us in San Antonio and we lived

there for about 28 years. In 2004

moved to Celina.

BK: So I understand you two just

celebrated a milestone?

Marie: Yes we did! In December

we had our 50th wedding anniversary.

Fifty years of marriage looks

pretty good on these kids

BK: Where did you two meet? With

your accent you are not from “these

parts”?

Marie: I’m from Ireland, but as it

turned out, I was going to nursing

school near London, and Mitch

was stationed near London.

Mitch: I was stationed at Chicksands,

about 50 miles north of

London. A friend I knew from assignment

in Germany threw a party

so that I could meet some girls and

Marie was there. This was February

of 1966, and we married in December

of 1966.

BK: Wow! That must have been a

whirlwind relationship.

Marie: I guess you could say

that; we both worked crazy shifts

too. When I was working nights,

Mitch would be working days and

vice versa, so we hardly saw each

other.

Mitch: I think we probably spent

the equivalent of two weeks together

in all that time from meeting to

getting married.

BK: Ok so let’s talk cars. How did

you get interested in Porsches?

Mitch: Well I was stationed in

Siegelbach, West Germany in about

1962 and a good friend had a ’62

or ‘63 356 1600 Super cabriolet. Together

we would hit all the Grand

Prix tracks and I guess that just

hooked me.

BK: And what was your first then?

Mitch: Well before I bought my

first Porsche, in 1963 I bought a VW

1200 Beetle, and drove it for about

six months. I sold it and saved up so

I could buy a 356.

BK: How did that work out?

Mitch: Good. I saved enough

money and put down $200 on a

1964 Signal Red 356C coupe. As

I recall, I think they stickered at

about $3600, which was a huge sum

for a 22-year-old Staff Sergeant, but

heck, I was single. So in October

1963, I took the train to the factory

in Stuttgart to take delivery of my

new coupe. After a tour of the factory

I was off on my journey.


BK: How long did you have it?

Mitch: Well I had it for about

two years, driving it all over West

Germany, and shipped it back to

the states, I sold it in 1965 I believe.

BK: I understand you tracked the

car down in later years?

Mitch: I did. That car represented

a special time and to this

day I’ve always admired the 356. It

changed hands several times over

the years and even spent time in

San Antonio; currently it’s in Long

Island.

BK: And what was next?

Mitch: Well, we had a pretty big

gap between our first and second

Porsche. It wasn’t until 2014 that

we bought our second and that was

a 2007 Carrara White on Black Boxster.

We took that out on several

Sunday Drives (now Tours). After

driving it several months something

with the engine just wasn’t right.

We had Al Zim check it out and decided

before we put any money in it

we would get rid of it.

Marie: This is where it gets interesting

(laughing).

BK: And how’s that?

Mitch: One day I traded it in at

Park Place for a 2015 Carrara White

Metallic on Black Boxster.

Marie: He leaves in one and

comes back in another; it’s white

and black looked nearly the same

to me (laughing again)!

BK: And?

Mitch: The 2015 was fun but just

not fast enough for what I wanted

as we took more drives . . . there was

a “need for speed” happening. So

one day I traded it for a 2014 Carrera

S, Pure White on Black again.

Marie: I’ve gotten pretty used to

having a white and black Porsche in

the garage!

BK: But this isn’t what you are driving

today?

Mitch: No, I was on a drive and

the guys kidded me that there was a

Turbo S in Austin available, knowing

that I had a “need for speed.”

So last November I picked up the

Pure White on Espresso Turbo S

down in Austin.

Marie: Now this one I noticed

(laughing). It has such a lovely interior

color and matching top.

BK: And Marie, all the time you

were really ok with all these cars coming

and going?

Marie: Oh yes! Mitch has always

been such a good provider, husband,

and father -- he deserves this

and more.

And once again to think that after

a few chance meetings I would

uncover yet another great personal

story of a guy, his girl of 50-plus

years, and a handful of “white” cars.

And always remember we are “driving

friendships.”

Mitch’s next to last Porsche; I promise

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The Lost Easter Egg Rally: A First-Timer’s Perspective

By Beckie Gomer

Photos by George Luxbacher and Bill Orr

om and I have been

T

PCA Mav members for

almost four years. We

have participated in

Saturday and Sunday drives that

took us touring the bluebonnets,

the country roads of Granbury,

and some wonderful stops at North

Texas wineries. We have enjoyed

several cups of coffee with friends

all over the Metroplex. We have

attended luncheons and happy

hours. We have even driven the

Texas Hill Country with 100 other

Porsches, twice! So why have we

not ever participated in a Maverick

Region rally? I had no real answer

to that question. When the notice

came out to register for the Second

Annual Easter Rally to Muenster, I

made the executive decision that

the Gomers would participate.

On Saturday, April 22, we

headed out to meet the group at the

Exxon parking lot in Corral City.

The weather called for no more

storms or rain with much cooler

temperatures for Texas springtime.

The sky was overcast at 7:45 am

but I was hopeful for sunshine by

departure time. We arrived at the

parking lot around 9:00 am with

several cars already ahead of us. I

have some idea of who attends the

drives, the Mavs & Mochas, and

the lunches. The rally group was

a mystery to me. Who would be

there? Would I know anyone? How

difficult would the questions be

for the rally? Would we be able to

The starting point in Corral City

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manage the instructions and answer

the questions? Would our marriage

survive the fact there would be an

official navigator and driver? These

were all questions in my mind when

we drove up. Being that this was

our very first gimmick rally, I was

excited to learn about this process.

I knew that the gimmick portion

meant it was not a timed event, and

more of a fun event. Sort of like a

scavenger hunt for Porsches.

Rallymeister Don Sebert providing

instructions to the rally participants

There were about 27 cars which

meant about 54 people. Wendy

Shoffit had her bunny ears on and

was the only person “dressed” up

for the rally. Or so she thought. Little

did she know, the Gomers had

Mad Hatter hats with bunny ears

attached to their fronts. We were

prepared; we just couldn’t drive

with the hats on and the top up!

We all signed in, we listened to

the instructions, and the navigators

got the rally book. The book consisted

of the questions, the numbered

instructions for the route,

and a bunch of pictures to look for

on the route. I had read the general

instructions from home, yet I

was still unsure of what to expect

with the numbered instructions,

which was essentially our map.

GPS, Google, and other electronic

help was off limits during the rally,

which meant we had to rely on

these instructions entirely.

The first numbered instruction

began segment one, which included

five questions that we had to answer

along the route. For example, one

question was “If you were to “B” the

Judge, this is where you might live!”

The answer was somewhere along

the route on a sign, partial sign, or

somewhere visible. I finally saw it

halfway through the segment as a

road sign, “B Judge Lane.” We saw

two of the eight pictures in this segment

as well. We missed one question

entirely and just did not see

the answer. However, we were told,

when we got to the next segment,

to move on to the other questions.

There were nine segments in all,

with about two to five questions in

each segment. There were eight

pictures total along the route and

we had to identify which pictures

belonged in which segment. One

of the pictures was a large, metal

rooster next to a fence. We couldn’t

miss that one!

The numbered instructions

were actually very easy to follow,

making the need for our ever-ready

GPS not necessary. Tom was listening

to my navigation and directions

without any comment, which was a

miracle. On the route, we saw just

a few other Porsches which made

the drive more like one of our own

Sunday drives than a Porsche Maverick

event. Again, we were used

to the spirited drives with 10 – 16

The Gomers sporting the Mad Hatter

look with bunny ears


Porsches together. Even though we

were competing, my anxiety and

stress levels were low, allowing me

to enjoy the scenery while looking

for answers to the questions. We

saw parts of North Texas we had

never driven, pretty green fields,

Texas wildflowers, and many herds

of cattle. In fact, one of the questions

on the route had us choosing

which ranch was NOT seen during

the segment. That one was a trick

question because they were all seen

on the route, just the spelling was

different to throw us off.

We finished the rally in about

two hours which was what our Rallymeisters

had suggested as the estimated

time. The finish line was at

Rohmer’s Restaurant in Muenster.

Our ending mileage said we drove

74.6 miles but it didn’t seem like it

at all. Tom and I had so much fun

on the route -- it felt like the time

flew by. We were able to use our two

type-A personalities to focus on answering

the questions, look for objects

in the pictures, and follow the

numbered instructions. After we

ate our schnitzel plates, the award

ceremony began with winners in

the first, second, and third places,

as well as DLBF (dead last but finished).

We were shocked and excited

to hear that we won second

place! As first timers! And we won

the best costume as well with our

Mad Hatter hats!

In the end, we loved participating

in our first gimmick rally. Our

marriage survived, we got second

place, we saw beautiful parts of

Texas we had not seen before, and

we met new friends in the Club.

The only question remaining, when

is the next one?

Editor’s Note - Rally award winners

included:

First Place:

Driver James Shoffit and navigator

Wendy Shoffit

Second Place:

Driver Tom Gomer and navigator

Beckie Gomer

Third Place:

Driver Sue Crimm and navigator

Carey Spreen

(David and Trish Nark actually tied

for third, so the standings were determined

by the tiebreaker, elapsed mileage

closest to the official mileage)

The coveted DLBF (Dead Last But

Finished) award:

Victor and Ericka Anderson

Rally awards: Carey Spreen, Sue

Crimm, Wendy Shoffit, Beckie and Tom

Gomer, Victor and Ericka Anderson

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Upcoming Maverick Region Events


Upcoming Maverick Region Events

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May at Mayo’s: Multiple Perspectives

By Carey Spreen, Debi Gibson, and Bill Kruder

Photos as noted

Carey Spreen

I have been attending May at Mayo’s

since at least 2001 (see the July 2001

Slipstream online for the incriminating

evidence), and I have to say that

the 2017 edition was a standout! The weather

for the first weekend in May can be really hot,

really wet, really windy, or some combination

thereof, but the weather this time was just about

perfect. Add to that a significant turnout of just

about every flavor of Boxster that Porsche has

produced, an enthusiastic crowd, and great

Mexican food . . . well, I’ll just say that it’ll be

tough to top this one. Thanks to Tracy Robertson

and her team for organizing the dinner, to

Concours Chair Andy Kay, to Jim Gallegos and

his merry band of volunteer “coneheads,” and

to the Mayo Performance crew for hosting the

whole thing again for the umpteenth time!

20 Years of the Boxster was celebrated with a featured display area

Photo by Andrew Barber

Andrew Barber on the

ladder to capture the

Boxster group photo

Photo by Landon Stogner

The crowd for dinner and awards filled the Mayo garage area

Photo by Landon Stogner

Debi Gibson

This year was my first

time “behind the scenes”

at May at Mayo. What

amazing preparation

and effort . . . from the 2 Margarita

machines, to the 130 beers, to the

countless waters and full plates of

Desperado’s delicious Tex-Mex,

nothing happened by accident, but

rather by the faithful effort of our

Mav’s Social Chair Tracy Robertson!

Andy Kay brought the gold too --

that’s medals of course, for Best in

Class -- and managed the ballots for

concours voting and awards. And

did I mention parking? Well-thoughtout

concours staging showcased 20

years of Boxsters and grouped

Porsches to show off the best of what

the brand offers. What would we do

without our faithful volunteers, Phyllis

and Jimmy Gallegos, Bill Kruder,

Bill Orr, Jim Hirsch, Michael Baynton,

Mike O’Hare, Mike Barnett,

Peter Wen, and Robert Kendrick?

Want to enjoy the next event even

more? Get behind the scenes, serve,

and you and your Porsche will have

the ride of your life! I know I did!

All four Boxster Spyder

models were displayed

front and center

Photo by

Andrew Barber

Shade was welcome

wherever you could

find it on this sunny

afternoon

Photo by

Andrew Barber

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Our youngest Porsche enthusiasts are drawn to the oldest Porsche model on display

Photo by Bob Molyneux

People’s Choice Car Show Results

Division/Model 1st Place Class Winner

356 All Years Bill Kruder

914/4 and 914/6 Rob Wallace Cody Sears

911 and 912 (1965-1973) (no entries)

911 and 912 (1974-1989) Rob Pritchett Mike De Jong

964 and 993 (1989-1998) Hamp Williams Jay Moore

996 and 997 (1999-2012) Peter Wen Robert Kendrick

991 (2012-on) Gordon Graves Preston Dyer

924, 944, 968, and 928 (1977-1995) Andy Kay

Boxster and Cayman (1997-2012) Warren Bischoff Fred Stubbs

Boxster and Cayman (2013-on) Mark Liniado John Szysh

Cayenne, Panamera, and Macan Jon Hamel Sue Crimm

Special Interest

Tom Cundari

Bill Kruder

This only being my

second May at

Mayo’s and kind of

a newbie here,

though I have been a customer

on and off for years, this is always

one of the most anticipated

events of the year. What amazes

me is the variety of cars that

show up. This year it seems we

had more water cooled than air

cooled. This might be due to

the “showcasing” of the select

group of Boxsters. Think my favorite

group of cars was the 914s

that ranged from a pristine show

car to a daily driver to a track

car. Also what was really nice this

year was the organization of the

cars which made it great for

comparing models and years.

And did I mention the people? I

think again this is the most diverse

group of members to attend

that we don’t see on a regular

basis.

The most unique Porsche on display

Photo by Anthony Mitchell

People’s Choice Winners include (L-R): Rob Wallace, Hamp Williams, Fred Stubbs,

Sue Crimm, Tom Cundari, Jon Hamel, Warren Bischkoff, Belinda Bush, Rob Pritchett,

Jay Moore, Preston Dyer, Angelia Szysh, Mark Liniado (Photo by Andrew Barber)

1936 Triumph Gloria Southern

Cross drew a crowd

Photo by Anthony Mitchell

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AKA ABCDE: All British & European Car Day

By Michael Baynton

Photos by Andrew Barber

t would take a lot more than a weekend of

I

inclement weather to deter nearly 30 members

of the Maverick Region, Porsche Club

of America from the 33rd annual All British

& European Car Day in Dallas. The event, held April 30

at White Rock Lake Park, included an official count of

240 vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, three-wheelers,

and other eclectic automobilia.

The stormy weather Saturday

brought cool brisk

winds, downed trees, and

a quick change of parking

location on event day.

Despite these unforeseen

changes, PCA members

kicked off the day early

Sunday morning with the

now customary pre-meet

at Starbucks in Casa Linda

Pre-meet underway

Plaza to load up on caffeine

and a nice selection

of donuts and kolaches.

For participants, the chilly temps meant adding an extra

layer of clothing after fueling up (the drivers, not

the cars) for the short drive to the east side of the lake.

Several PCA members have entered as individual

contestants in past years, and Porsches have even won

awards (Hello, Jack Griffin!). However, this year marked

the first time PCA members from the Maverick region

registered as an official group. This meant a passel of

Porsches added

a decidedly

German

flavor to the

wide range of

modern and

vintage machinery

that

dotted the

picturesque

setting along

the shores of

A portion of the Porsche passel

White Rock

Lake.

While the car show welcomed all years of participating

models, only cars at least 25 years old were eligible

for judged awards. More specifically, based on quick

“Porsche math,” the requirement eliminated all watercooled

Porsches in attendance (minus one Porsche

928) and shone the spotlight squarely on the small

but proud air-cooled contingent. When the votes were

tallied, Rob Wallace’s perfectly-presented 1973 Porsche

914S took top honors in the vehicle class. Runner-up

went to Bill Kruder’s honest and unmolested 1964

Porsche 356C, while the 1974 Porsche 911 owned by

your humble author snuck onto the short step of the

podium.

Best of all, PCA entry fees generated $750 in charitable

contributions to the RPM Foundation. The nonprofit

organization supports the growth of the next

generation of automotive restoration and preservation

craftsmen. In short: a beautiful venue, a terrific cause,

and a great time had by all who attended this year. Let’s

go even bigger in 2018!

Maverick members trying for a perfect group pose

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Porsche of the Month

Selected by Bill Orr

For instruction on

how to submit your

Porsche photos in the

POTM contest go to:

http://mav.pca.org/

photos/POTM/

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, 1 of 1 Polar Silver / Lipstick Red (Photo by Peter Wen)

APRIL TRIVIA

It’s Easy to Play!

Play here for fun and find the answers below

OR

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

Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this together.

The Winner for this month is

JIM HIRSCH

getting all 5 of 5 Correct.

Congratulations Jim.

Thanks to all that played this month,

and we will see you next month.

Jim, please contact Kirk at Zim’s

to claim your $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanks to all for playing!

1. The first Porsche 911 Slant Nose rolled out on July 16, 1981. It

later became an official option # M506 for the ____ model year.

a. 1982 b. 1984 c. 1985 d. 1987

Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 62

2. Starting in 1975, to comply with Federal 5 mph bumper laws,

USA-bound cars had to be raised to comply. But it was in ____

that the USA came back in line with the rest of the world.

a. 1977 b. 1979 c. 1981 d. 1983

Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 62

3. In the 1998 and 1999 Porsche 996 Carrera Options List there

was an optional paint-to-sample color that could add some three

to six months to the delivery time. The cost was a cool ______?

a. $2,785 b. $3,395 c. $3,990 d. $4,230

Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 139

4. In December of 1993 Porsche ended production of the 964

and began the 993 in January of 1994 with virtually no carryover

parts other than the roof and trunk lid. There were many

upgrades to the 3.6L engine, raising the horsepower to 272.

Which of the following seemed to be most welcome on the new

engine?

a. Lighter rods and pistons b. Upgraded engine management

c. Direct Port FI d. Hydraulic valve lifters

Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 118

5. Porsche, in the beginning, did not feel an automatic

transmission was anything that needed to be in a proper sports

car. However, customer demand necessitated the 4-speed

Sportomatic that was a _ extra cost item in 1968 on US models.

a. $280 b. $295 c. $330 c. $385

Source: Porsche 911 Red Book, p 13

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

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May Mavs & Mochas: Frisco Rail Yard

By Bill Kruder and Debi Gibson, Region Coffee Meet Co-Chairs, Photos by Andrew Barber

hat better way to start celebrating Mother’s

W

Day weekend than with over 100 of your

closest friends. Yes, that’s what we had Saturday

at the Frisco Rail Yard. The morning

was perfect, with clear skies, hardly a breeze, and 60

degree temps. The “crew” crossed the tracks at 7:30 am

to find a few Mavs already there; mind you, this doesn’t

Barn find 1965 Porsche 356C

Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Frisco Rail Yard

sporting their very own Mavs & Mochas T-shirts! And

to my continued amazement I had the chance to meet

a half dozen or so first-time attendees. Seems every

month we pick up new members.

start till 8:30 am. By start time, we had well over 50 cars

and the paved parking was full. The “crew” quickly diverted

cars to the “grassy knoll” with the first row about

8:45 am, followed by the second, the third, and yes, the

fourth row of cars. Speaking of

cars, I think we had every model

covered, from a barn find 1965

356C coupe to a stunning Panamera;

water cooled to vintage

air cooled.

Of course, there’s the people.

We had seven-month-old Lucas

attending his first M&M with

mom and dad in tow. Corbin

(10) and Brady (8) Stogner

were our official “junior Mavs” The Stogner “crew”

and “crew” members, even

The always smiling crew member Peter Wen (1 of 1)

Crew members pointing, “the grass parking is that way”

Now let’s talk about the venue. Greg McDonald and

his staff at the Frisco Rail Yard had the place ready to

go as we rolled in. The 5th Street food truck was serving

their breakfast tacos, the Caboose had coffee and

donuts, and the Patio Bar was ready with Bloody Marys

and mimosas.

So if you have

not been out with

us to enjoy a good

cup of coffee with

100 close friends,

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want to give us a

try this month...

Driving

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Here’s Macy, yet another new

participant in this popular event

Photo by Bob Molyneux

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Historicizing Porsche: The Russian Connection

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Photo courtesy of the Author

ne can hardly turn on the news, regardless

O

of the partisan outlet, without seeing Russia

boldly displayed in the headline, or, at

the very least, shimmying across the banner

at the bottom of the television screen. Lt. General

Michael Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s National

Security Advisor and his subsequent plea for immunity,

as well as updates on the mountain of evidence

stacking against Russian President Vladimir Putin take

center stage of this coverage. It’s crazy to think about,

but this pattern of attention, conflict, and speculation

is cyclical. It has been occurring for decades. I’m not

sure how many people actually remember, but the Cold

War, the political witch hunts/trials based on radical

McCarthyism, and Reagan’s surprising admiration for

Gorbachev steered us through most of the twentieth

century.

In the 1990s, headlines really switched gears when

they started describing a broke and socially conflicted

Russia. Having just risen out of the ashes of the Soviet

Union, Russia was forced to lean on the U.S. and the

International Monetary Fund (IMF) for economic,

social, and even political support. But this never garnered

mutually beneficial relationships. Russia always

distrusted the West, and the West always doubted Russian

sincerity. No matter which side of the political

spectrum you find yourself on, you can at least agree

that Russia is important, that Russia is here to stay, and

that both the U.S. and Russia will continue to meddle

in each other’s’ affairs for decades to come.

Russia’s international meddling stretches far back

into history, but for our intents and purposes we

should really just start in the 1930s. In his autobiography

entitled We at Porsche: The Autobiography of Dr. Ing.

h.c. Ferry Porsche, Ferry Porsche, the son of Ferdinand

Porsche, describes when Joseph Stalin came knocking

on his father’s office door in Stuttgart. In 1932, Stalin

sent a delegation with hopes of wooing Porsche into

adding his expertise to the goals and aspirations of the

Soviet Union. “At first we though the invitation was so

improbable that we had trouble taking [the encounter]

seriously,” noted Ferry. After breaking the ice with an

impromptu visit, Stalin then offered Ferdinand Porsche

an invitation to go on a tour of the Soviet Union.

Porsche accepted the offer and was subsequently

conducted around Russia, stopping mostly to admire

and view Soviet aircraft and automobile factories. Once

Porsche had a general idea about how Stalin’s automobile

and military vehicle industry operated, Stalin

offered Porsche a prestigious position as his Chief Construction

Director, a station that would basically make

Porsche the director of the research and development

arm of the Soviet auto industry. The job included a

hefty sum of money, a villa in the mountains, and even

the ability to transfer all of his Stuttgart staff to a new

Soviet located workshop.

Ultimately, Ferdinand decided to distance himself

from Stalin. Many historians and Porsche fanatics believe

that Ferdinand declined because the European

Grand Prix did not race in the Soviet Union. Ferdinand

loved to race his cars, especially against rival European

car manufacturers, so moving to a place where that was

not possible was simply just not an option. Ferdinand’s

son Ferry describes

his father’s choice,

likewise, in simplistic

terms. “After much

consideration,” Ferdinand

turned down

the Soviet courtship

because he felt that

learning the Russian

language would have

been far too difficult.

Running a nation’s

Ferdinand Porsche with son Ferry

automobile industry was a hard enough task; Porsche

could not imagine running the foreign industry when

he could not even communicate with his subordinates

and supervisors.

Ferdinand’s decision to snub the Soviets demarcates

one heck of a “what if” scenario in the historical timeline

of the Porsche, Volkswagen, and Audi automobile

brands. Had Porsche said yes to Stalin, would a derivative

of the iconic Volkswagen have been produced in

Russia? Would a Russian made car have launched Ferdinand

and his successors to the top of the global market

for exotic race cars? Or, would the Russian collaboration

have been a flop, and the Porsche name forgotten

by the year 1960? That’s the fun of causational what ifs:

we just don’t know. What we do know, thankfully, is that

two years after the Soviet invitation, Porsche opened a

contract with Reichsverband der Automobilindustrie, initiating

the production of what has come to be known as

Hitler’s “people’s car.”

But that, my good Mavericks, is a topic best saved for

another article, in another edition of Slipstream. Remember

to check out what’s going on with our amazing

club this summer both by checking the pages of

Slipstream, and by visiting the Maverick website or one

of its social media platforms. As always . . . stay safe in

the heat and Wrench On Mavs!

28 June


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30 June


Maverick Region Social Media: Our Online Presence

By James Shoffit, Region Webmaster

averick Region PCA (many thanks to the

M

tireless Bill Orr!) now provides updated information

across a wide variety of platforms

to inform you, our customers, of upcoming

events and club information.

Your first stop for information should be our website:

http://mav.pca.org (note there is no” www” at the

front). But if you would rather receive information

rather than having to look for it, you can subscribe to

our calendar feed from our website, or use one of the

following methods to get the info you need!

Nearly every member receives our email blasts, or

has the opportunity to. As of May 1, we have 1,960 valid

email addresses for primary and associate members

(out of a total of 2,675 active members). If your email

address changes or you want to add your associate

member’s email address, you can do so through www.

pca.org, or by calling the PCA national office at (410)

381-0911.

The second most used resource is our Facebook

group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mavpca/.

It has about 1,200 members, though you don’t

have to be a region member, or even a PCA member

to join. It is a CLOSED group, though which means

membership requests must be approved by an admin,

and anything you post to the group will ONLY be seen

by group members – not by employees, coworkers, or

snoopy friends from high school.

Another popular Facebook group is Mavs and Mochas

: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MavsAnd-

Mochas/

It has only a little over 600 members, and is an

OPEN group, meaning friends or sometimes the general

public can see what is posted there. You must still

be approved by an admin to join, and membership in

PCA is not required.

There are very lively discussions on both of our Facebook

groups, and I would encourage everyone who has

a passing interest to check them out.

If you are only interested in event updates, and not

group discussions, you may simply “Like” our Facebook

page at https://www.facebook.com/MaverickPCA/.

No discussion there, just event notifications and information.

We do try to keep our Facebook groups advertiserfree,

and there is a Social Media Policy there which

goes into more detail about what Board Members and

vendors can do and/or say. You can read the Social Media

Policy at http://mav.pca.org/go/SocialMedia.

If you have any questions, you can always reach the

web team via email at webmaster@mavpca.org.

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Unclassifieds

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

issues, after which they will be removed unless you request that they be run for an additional 3 issues. E-mail your ad to classifieds@mavpca.org by the 10th of the month to have your ad run in the

following month’s Slipstream. Be sure to include year, make, model, color, mileage, and asking price, as well as a contact name, phone number and/or email address. All parts will be advertised

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

For Sale: 1987 Porsche 924S. Guards Red exterior

with black interior featuring cloth Porsche script

seats. Extremely original car with no accidents or

paint work ever. 2.5 liter engine with 5 speed manual

transmission. 78k documented miles. Timing belt

and water pump replaced within the past 5k miles.

Radiator and fuel pump replaced within the past 1k

miles. Recent tires on original phone dial wheels. The

924S was produced for 3 years and only sold in the

U.S. for two model years: 1987 and 1988. This is a

very early U.S. version, based on its production date

and original purchase date. I am the second owner and

have complete service records and documentation back

to the original purchase on July 18, 1986, including

all manuals, window sticker, invoice, warranty card,

dealer newspaper ad, 2 complete sets of keys, original

wheel locks with both keys and all 4 plastic caps,

original dealer-installed Blaupunkt Monterey cassette

deck with manuals, original Porsche car cover, etc.

Sold new in Little Rock, AR, but has lived here in the

DFW area since 1989. This is a base model 924S with

no sunroof; it has no factory installed options. A/C

was a standard feature on this model; it is ice cold on

this car and still runs R-12 as intended. Everything

works on this car as it should, and I wouldn’t hesitate

to drive it anywhere. It is probably one of the most

original and documented 924S models you are likely

to find. $12,000. Contact Chris Flaugh at chrisflaugh@

hotmail.com or 214-288-5300. (06)

For Sale: 1984 944. Light Bronze Metallic exterior

with Brown interior. 71k miles, excellent condition,

well maintained, no deferred maintenance. Original

paint and interior. 3rd owner, bought in CO 3 1/2 years

ago. Maintenance receipts back to 1st oil change,

much recent work including the usual 944 items.

Needs nothing, everything works, no leaks. Many

more pictures available. $6700. The car is in Katy, TX

and I am a LSR-PCA member there. Contact Peter

Allen at pha_19831@hotmail.com or 832-846-0641.

(06)

For Sale: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo. Graphite metallic

exterior. One owner since new - MAV PCA instructor

- always professionally maintained with all receipts.

DE/Track/Street/Antique - never raced. Mostly stock.

No engine mods except performance chip. No leaks.

Original paint with no major body work and no rust.

Full track/street adjustable coil-over suspension with

heavy duty springs, 944T Cup sway bars, and Silicone

bushings. TRG race A-arms. Auxiliary Mocal oil

cooler and oil temp gauge. Big Black front brakes -

944TS/964/928S4 with vented discs and newer Pagid

pads all around. Front brake cooling kit. Recaro

5-point sport seats. Autopower roll bar with 5 -point

harnesses. Patrick Motorsports lightweight flywheel.

Two sets of 8x16 “phone dial” wheels. 100K miles.

Priced for quick sale - $9,500.00. Contact Daniel

Amado at amadodp@aol.com or 732-939-7013. (06)

For Sale: 2015 Boxster S. Dark Blue Metallic

exterior with Agate Grey/Pebble Grey interior. 34K

miles. Options include: Premium Package, PDK, 19”

BBS CH-R wheels on MPSS, roll bars in exterior

color, PDLS, Power Steering +, Multifunction

steering wheel, Leather package, 14-way power sport

seats, Infotainment package with BOSE audio, center

console trim painted, rubber floor mats, tint, clear

side markers. New front brakes with CPO Warranty

until Jan 2021 or 100K. In very good condition

w/ all maintenance up to date. $52,981. Contact at

MIKEHLEE69@hotmail.com or 917-613-0426. (05)

For Sale: 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Ltd. Edition. Light

Ivory/Black/Black. Original owner, purchased new

09/74. Body straight, never bent. 90% original paint.

Set up for DE. Blueprinted and balanced “killer”

fuel injected engine by Ed Mayo. Race seats and

harnesses (also have originals). Remote oil cooler.

Polished Fuchs wheels with Bridgestone street tires

plus Mahle track wheels with NEW Hoosier R1’s. All

records. Many extras. $25,000. Contact Bill Dawson

at boxsterbill@sbcglobal.net or 214-415-1102 (05)

For Sale: 2000 Porsche 911 C4 Millennium Edition.

A chance to own the most attainable, one year only,

limited production 911. #4 of 911 built worldwide,

less than 300 brought to U.S. ChromaFlair violet

exterior, with natural brown leather and Dark Burr

Maple trim interior. Paint appears black, hunter green,

brown or deep violet depending on the light. Every

available option including full leather interior: seats,

dash, shifter, hand brake, center console, even the A, B

and C pillars. 6-speed manual with factory short shift

and factory sport suspension. New Porsche battery,

plugs and ignition coils. 98K miles with less than

5,000 miles on $24K engine rebuild. Replaced IMS,

rear main seal, A/C compressor, clutch, water pump,

shocks, struts, and more. A/C blows cold. No oil leaks.

$23,999. Contact Shane Altman at saltmancreative@

gmail.com or 214-564-3790 (05)

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 briankraj@gmail.com or 817-729-

1007. (04)

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 jwbarrios@yahoo.com or

504-982-1525. (04)

Slipstream Advertiser Index

34 June

These advertisers support our Maverick Region – Tell them you saw their ad in Slipstream!

Autobahn Motorcar Group (800) 433-5602 B.C.

Autoscope (972) 867-7467 Page 13

AVUSA (972) 292-7334 Page 29

Competition Motorsport (844) 438-7244 Page 29

Concorso Detailing (214) 299-8031 Page 20

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-4367 Page 27

DFW Garage Design (972) 416-4545 Page 3

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo (972) 365-7370 Page 32

Falgout & Associates, P. C. (972) 669-2370 Page 22

Fifth Gear Motorsports (972) 317-4005 Page 36

Garages of Texas (214) 435-4898 Page 26

Innovative Autosports (972) 418-1996 Page 15

Invisibra (214) 704-9299 Page 10

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

Marvelous Home Makeovers (214) 458-1932 Page 8

Mayo Performance (817) 540-4939 Page 7

Mullenix Motorsport (972) 417-0997 Page 32

Advertising rates available upon request.

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

Mustard Racing (817) 366-1678 Page 35

Nine-Eleven Automotive (972) 243-4911 Page 30

OCD’tailers (817) 948-8538 Page 10

Park Place Porsche (800) 553-3196 Pages 24, 33

The Phoenix Insurance (214) 253-0570 Page 22

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

RAC Performance (214) 269-1571 Page 11

RetroAir (877) 775-9295 Page 35

RKT Techniques (817) 624-1322 Page 22

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk (817) 692-8496 Page 35

Send My Parcels (972) 906-2906 Page 32

Silver Fox (817) 329-6995 Page 2

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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

o who exactly is responsible for getting

Slipstream into your hands each

S

month? The answer is not as simple

as you might think. First of all, the

members who volunteer their time and talents

each month are first and foremost passionate

about their Porsche(s), just like you. Fortunately,

they are also passionate about getting club information

into their fellow members’ mailboxes each month.

Of course, two of our Board Officers provide columns

regularly. Our Maverick Region President, David

Robertson, shares his musings about the club with us

each month in his Sprockets column.

In addition, Region Secretary Wendy

Shoffit provides comprehensive minutes

of each monthly Board meeting

so that our members can stay current

on the internal workings of your club.

And then there are the Slipstream

“regulars”. They include Carey

Spreen who scans each member article

for proper grammar and punctuation

and even fact checks from

Kurt Scaggs with son Wilson

time to time. Kurt Scaggs designs our event ads

each month to make sure it’s easy for you to

know when and where activities are scheduled.

Ash Seidl-Staley, Jerry DeFeo, Bill Kruder, and

Bill Orr provide regular features each month

for your enjoyment. Andy Mears and Hiram

Saunders make our mailing process work.

And, of course, your many Board members who

write recaps and previews of events. Perhaps most importantly

though, you, our member contributors, for

photos and articles that provide a great variety of reading

and visuals each month. Tom Martin has been a

prolific “non-regular” contributor!

Finally, before each issue of Slipstream

hits your mailbox, our 39

proofreaders, including many of our

previous editors, have gone over each

issue with their keen eyes and caught

all of my errors!

Yes, it’s a team effort every month.

We hope you enjoy your monthly Slipstream

which is the result of these

many volunteers. Carpe Viam!

36 June


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