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Slipstream - June 2017

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

Sprockets: Porsches

Sprockets: Porsches Loved and Lost By David Robertson, Region President e recently held our 26th May at Mayo’s W 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 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! 2 June


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