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Maverick Region 55th Anniversary................................... 6
Kruder’s Cars & Conversation........................................ 12
Insuring Your Porsche: Part 2.......................................... 14
Autocross #5 Recap...................................................... 15
Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Porsche Macan.............. 18
Off-Road Adventures Preview........................................ 20
Porsche of the Month..................................................... 21
Porsche Trivia................................................................ 21
June Social Recap......................................................... 23
Detailing Tips: Traditional Wax vs. Synthetic Polymers...... 25
Five Speed Chatter........................................................ 28
Tub Club Tour to Blueberry Hill Farms.............................. 31
QR Codes Primer.......................................................... 31
Board Meetings............................................................... 7
PCA Logo License Plate Purchase...................................... 7
September Social: Porsche Heritage Birthday Party..........16
Maverick Lunch Series...................................................16
DE at MSR....................................................................16
PCA Tours to MSR.........................................................16
SUV Off-Road Adventure...............................................17
Mavs & Mochas............................................................17
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
Advertiser Index............................................................ 34
Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)................................. 36
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No Mav Social This Month........................................
Autocross #7 at Lone Star Park..............................(Sun) 20
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Board Meeting..................................................... (Wed) 6
Mavs & Mochas: Dallas Motorsports.........................(Sat) 9
Autocross #2 at Mineral Wells (weather make-up)..(Sun) 10
Lewisville area lunch............................................. (Tue) 12
PCA Treffen Asheville.......................... (Wed - Sun) 20-24
Mav Social: Porsche Heritage Birthday Party..........(Thu) 21
Drivers Education: MSR..........................(Sat - Sun) 23-24
Autocross #8 at Mineral Wells..............................(Sun) 24
PCA Tour: MSR....................................................(Sun) 24
Richardson and Southlake area lunches.................(Thu) 28
SUV Off-Road Adventure: Northwest OHV Park..... (Sat) 30
James Shoffit captured
on the course in
his (and Wendy’s)
Cayman GT4 at the
recent autocross held
Photo by Bill Orr
On the Cover
Carey Spreen and Sue Crimm spent some
time on Route 66 during a road trip in May.
With parts of the “mother road” now down to
gravel, their Cayenne was in its element!
Photo by Carey Spreen
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Sprockets: Maverick Region “Non-Workers”
By David Robertson, Region President
t Maverick events, we don’t always talk about
cars. Other things are certainly happening
in people’s lives, and as I mention in almost
every one of my columns, I enjoy getting to
know the members in our club. The Mavericks I meet
have a very diverse set of backgrounds and have ended
up here in the DFW area from all over the world. They
are passionate about their cars but also very passionate
about their families, work, and community!
Many of the Mavs I have met over the years have given
themselves the title of “non-workers.” These are the
many retired members that you see posting pictures on
our social media, meeting with each other in the middle
of the day, where, among many other activities, they are
likely to be smoking cigars and discussing the cleverest
custom license plates they can conjure up. Don’t get me
wrong, I am very happy for these members, but while
I am at work living vicariously through their postings,
which also include descriptions of month-long road
trips to visit various race tracks or famous stretches of
road, I am sitting at a desk in my office. I suppose if I
spent more time working and less time looking at posts
of the “non-workers”’ exploits during the day, I might
be able to retire just a bit earlier and join them! I enjoy
my work and look forward to what the day will bring,
but admittedly I would also like to meet other Maverick
members on a whim some mid-morning during the
week to throw in my opinion concerning the most genius
combination of letters and numbers over donuts.
The term we are discussing here is misleading in that
these retired members tend to work just as hard now
on their passions in life as they did in pre-retirement.
Many of these Mavs also dedicate a great number of
hours volunteering their time to the club. I just hope
that, in my retirement days, I can be as active and passionate
about the things in life that matter to me as are
our members that affectionately refer to themselves as
One of our “non-workers,”
a great number
to the club
Jim Hirsch, has done an
amazing job as Editor of
Slipstream, putting together the
publication you are reading
now over the past few years.
There is no reason for me to
even list Jim’s contributions
to the Maverick Region as
they are very evident just by
flipping through a Slipstream
or attending one of our events
that he is involved in.
SAUL FRAIRE, Chef-Proprietor
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Jim has decided at this point that he would like to
contribute to the club in other areas and would like
to turn over the reins of Slipstream to someone else.
This would not be an overnight process, and Jim is
very willing to work with the new Editor closely over a
few months to train and ensure a seamless transition.
Please contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested
in the position. It is our volunteers that make
the Mavericks the best PCA region in the country!
MAV OF THE MONTH: Andrew Barber
Our Mav of the Month is one of the many relatively
recent members of our Region who contribute actively
to the benefit of our entire membership. Andrew
Barber made the switch from the BMW M series world
to our Porsche models in
late 2015 with the acquisition
of a Cayman GT4. Since
joining our club, Andrew has
participated in dozens of
Region events and has
graciously taken thousands
of photos for your enjoyment
in Slipstream and in our
online sites. Thank you,
Andrew, and we appreciate
your willingness to share
your keen photographic eye
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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
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Maverick Region 55th Anniversary
By Jim Hirsch
Images courtesy of the Author
hile a 55th anniversary
may not have the cachet
of a 50th or even
a 25th anniversary, it’s
an important enough milestone for
our Maverick Region that it’s worth
some special attention.
This is particularly true for the
over 600 new members we have
welcomed into our Region in the
past two years alone. If that sounds
like an unrealistic number, pay a bit
closer attention to our monthly new
member list contained on page 9 in
each issue. While our overall membership
numbers may have grown
more modestly, the number of new
members we welcome each month
has been averaging over 25 during
So, beginning this month, we will
provide some historical perspective
to our Region’s 55 years for both
our new members who have joined
us since the 50th anniversary as well
as our continuing members from
years before that.
PCA National has already recognnized
this special anniversary of the
Maverick Region by providing us
with a formal certificate of recognition
In addition, PCA provided us
with window decals specially designed
with our 55th anniversary
in mind. You can pick one of these
decals up at many of our upcoming
events. Simply look for Bill Orr, Bill
Kruder, or me, and we should have
a supply with us.
In the coming months, you’ll
get more information regarding
upcoming club events where we
will focus on celebrating this 55th
anniversary. In fact, if you have any
specific suggestions for activities,
please send those directly to social@
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a Maverick Region Porschephile
by taking a closer look at our
club history on our web site at
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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations
By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair
Photos courtesy of the Author
ell, our chance meeting
happened last Thanksgiving
we had an “impromptu”
coffee gathering the Friday after. As
usual, about 20 to 30 cars showed
up, including Mike, who had just
joined the club and had heard we
gathered for coffee. Since then
Mike has not only attended nearly
every Mavs & Mocha, but has even
become part of the official set-up
crew, arriving early to ensure things
are in place for the crowd.
So here is the next in my series
of “conversations” I would like to
share with you . . .
Mike O’Hare, member since
2016, owner 2014 Cayman S
Bill Kruder: So tell me a little bit
Mike O’Hare: Let’s see, I’ve
been married to Lisa for 20 years
and we have two kids: Ian, 15, and
Erin, 13, and we live in McKinney.
BK: How did you and Lisa meet?
MO: We were both working at
Food Town in Toledo (Ohio) and
she actually asked me out.
We dated for about three
years, and after that first date
we have actually never spent
a day apart.
years and lived all over the world
from Belgium and Switzerland to
Venezuela and Columbia.
BK: Wow that must have been hard
going to school and all!
MO: Looking back I guess we
didn’t know any different and
we always went to International
schools. I will say though it was certainly
different going to grammar
school in Europe and high school
in Venezuela and actually graduating
high school back in Toledo.
BK: So how about college?
MO: Kind of funny after all the
moving as a kid, I stayed in Toledo
going to the University of Toledo.
Truthfully my dad said “you can
go away to school or have a car.”
I choose the car (laughing), so
I stayed close to home, going to
school and working.
BK: And what was the car?
MO: A black 1979 Monte Carlo;
apparently I must have loved that
BK: I understand you were in the
MO: I was. I had a part time job
with Food Town from the age of 16
and worked there for 18 years – ten
in the stores and eight in the corporate
offices. When I left I was a
Business Development Manager.
BK: So how did you end up in Dallas
MO: That was a roundabout way
as I was working for PepsiCo and
they had moved us to Chicago in
2007. Then in 2012, Dr Pepper
recruited me and we moved down
BK: Ok, so let’s talk cars. How did
you get interested?
MO: Well my dad, I guess you
would say, had interest in them.
When we lived in Switzerland he
always wanted a Mercedes, so he
bought a 280SE from the factory
in Germany and drove it home to
BK: And where did your interest in
Porsche come from?
MO: It goes back to third grade.
We were living in Switzerland
and my friend’s dad
had a ‘74 Signal Orange 911;
I guess it really had a lasting
impact on me.
BK: So you two call Toledo
Mike O: Well I call Toledo,
Ohio home only because it’s
the one place growing up we
always moved back to.
BK: Moved back to?
MO: My dad was a systems
analyst for Owens-Illinois;
they do the glass, International
Division, so we moved
a lot but always came back to
Toledo. We moved every few
Mike and Bill..... Driving Friendships
BK: So what finally made
you get one?
MO: My brother-in-law’s
brother buys and sells highend
import cars and when we
visited he would always show
me what he had in stock and
I would always marvel at
the Porsches. I mean it was
always a dream, but I never
figured I would be the guy to
own one, and certainly not
at this time in my life, married
with two kids.
Mike and his 2014 Cayman S
BK: And . . .
MO: Well, after one of those
visits, I really caught the bug to
get one, so I started looking. I did
about five or six months of research
searching for the right car; I think
three months of that was convincing
Lisa we needed one (laughing).
Like anyone needs one.
BK: So you
convinced her I
see, and where
did you find it?
MO: I did.
We found it
with the help of
it from a private
October; it’s a
2014 981, Platinum
BK: Now I must bring up May at
Mayo’s. You are the bravest parking
volunteer and you lived to talk about it.
MO: Oh yes (smiling)! I know
what you’re talking about. We were
parking the cars, and in comes this
non-Porsche. We wanted to keep
the spaces to Porsches only, so I
take off trotting to tell this guy to
kindly move his car to the adjacent
lot. We talk for a second, and he
moves his car, and I come walking
back and the guys are laughing. As
I join them they shake my hand and
say, “You just told Al Zim to move
his car.” I didn’t know who he was,
so the guys tell me he’s one of the
air cooled “gods.” Well, as he comes
walking thru the lot, I go over and
thank him for moving and apologize.
He couldn’t have been nicer
and totally understood.
So there you have it, if we had
not had that “impromptu” coffee
gathering, we might have never
met and had the chance to drive
Insuring your Porsche: Part 2 – Insuring Your Daily Driver
By Justin Husman
Photo courtesy of Jack Griffin
f your Porsche is your primary mode of
transportation, you probably have it on your
regular auto policy, which is great when it’s
a new car, and easy to value, but not so good
when it gets a few years old and value becomes a little
more subjective, according to the “market”. Most standard
policies are based on an “Actual Cash Value” form,
which means that if you total your car, they are going
to pay the actual cash value for your car at time of loss.
There is a little wiggle room in that sort of coverage,
but not much, as the adjuster has a computer program
which tells him what that value is, much like blue book.
There is some coverage that you should discuss with
your agent to ensure you get maximum value in the
event of a claim: OEM parts coverage, roadside assistance,
and glass coverage. You are most likely to use the
latter two, and they can save you pretty good money
in the event of a nuisance claim (broken windshield
or breakdown). If you have changed the car from its
stock configuration, you should also consider “custom
parts and accessories” coverage, to account for the extra
value over ACV. This will also help you in the event
of a claim where you are not at fault; if you insure the
custom part, the other company will have to pay you for
them as well. If you do not, the likelihood of being paid
goes down quite a bit.
If your daily driver is a very high value car (limited
production, etc.) then your other option is “Stated
Value” insurance; it’s a little different than the agreed
value coverage I talked about last month, but it is a better
option than ACV coverage, as it can mean a more
appropriate payout at the time of loss. The key to insuring
your car with a stated value is having a good agent;
your insurance agent is your advocate, and will probably
have to be involved with the adjuster to maximize
One of the most important considerations when it
comes to your daily driver insurance is your liability
coverage. Obviously, everyone driving a Porsche is a
millionaire (or at least people you have an accident
with will think so) so you need to carry the highest liability
limits you can get. If you carry high limits (and
an umbrella policy) you will protect yourself from folks
who want to turn a car accident into a lottery win.
Obviously, some people drive their Porsches all
week, and then onto the track on Saturday morning.
Your regular policy is completely out when you drive
on the track, but you do have options for covering your
car while enjoying it on the track. I will discuss those
options in my next column.
If you have any specific insurance questions you
think might be worthwhile for me to answer, please
send them to me: email@example.com.
Editor’s Note: Justin Husman is the owner of The Phoenix
Insurance. His agency specializes in exotic, classic, and custom
car insurance. Justin has been in the insurance industry
for 15 years.
Jack Griffin and Jerry Seinfeld with their examples
of “limited production” Speedsters
Autocross 5: Mesquite Memorial Stadium
By Carey Spreen
When we registered
online for the June 11
edition of the Equipe
Rapide autocross series,
Sue and I couldn’t really tell how
large the course was, based on the
satellite photograph of Mesquite
Memorial Stadium parking lot
showing an overlay of the course.
However, when we got there, it
was obviously larger than we had
thought, which is always a plus.
Course maps are published in advance
Something else we didn’t expect
was to see Zone 5 Representative
Jon Jones and his wife Joy (Cimarron
Region President). They had
attended the previous night’s Indy-
Car race at Texas Motor Speedway
and had decided to pay a visit to the
autocross on their way back home.
Regrettably, they weren’t in a suitable
car for autocross, so they left
before the timed runs began.
Even more surprising was when
we ran into PCA National Policy
Committee Chair Bob Gutjahr
(Chesapeake Region) and his son
Josh. Turns out that Bob and Josh
had also attended the IndyCar
race, but they were at the autocross
to drive Josh’s 2004 996 40th
Anniversary coupe! Josh had just
moved to Tyler and this was his first
autocross. It just goes to show you
that you never know who you’ll run
into, even at an autocross!
Anyway, Equipe Rapide ran its
usual well-organized event, breaking
the day up into three “heats”
in which everyone is either driving,
working the course, or resting.
The Porsche classes worked first,
ran second, and rested after that,
which is, in my opinion, the ideal
schedule. Working in the morning
avoids the heat of the afternoon,
plus you can watch and learn from
the mistakes made by the drivers in
the first run group. Even though
everyone got six runs, they were
quick (averaging about 40 seconds
each), so each group took less than
two hours to complete.
A total of nine Porsche drivers
competed, including autocross
newcomer Carolle Liu in her 987
Boxster. This was Carolle’s first
autocross, but she assured us at the
end of the day that it would not be
Remember father-son competitors
Bob and Josh? As noted earlier,
Photos by Bill Orr
this was Josh’s first autocross, but
Bob had a few under his belt. At
the end of the day, age and experience
beat out youth and enthusiasm,
but just barely: Bob’s best time
was a 39.962, just edging out Josh’s
40.419. After getting our runs in,
we all went to lunch while we waited
for the last group to run.
When all was said and done,
five of us went home with trophies
(okay, Equipe Rapide T-shirts), and
a few of us went home with cash!
Yes, ER pays for winning positions,
especially if you are of the female
persuasion, for whom the cash
rewards are an incentive to bring
more women into autocrossing.
Carey Spreen had the second fastest
Porsche time of the day
June 11 Autocross #5 Results
Carolle Liu navigating the course
By the time you read this, the
July 30 event will have taken place,
but there will be another one on
August 20 at the Lone Star Park
facility in Grand Prairie. If you have
ever wanted to find (or maybe even
exceed) the limits of your Porsche
in a safe environment, mark August
20 on your calendar!
Best Time Diff.
1T Carolle Liu Porsche Boxster 987 White 50.811
Best Time Diff.
1T Robert Gutjahr Porsche 996 Silver 39.962
2 Joshua Gutjahr Porsche 996 Silver 40.419 0.457
1T James Shoffit Porsche Cayman GT4 White 37.238
2 Wendy Shoffit Porsche Cayman GT4 White 38.390 1.152
3 Mike Syler Porsche 991 Carrera S Red 39.671 1.281
1T Carey Spreen Porsche 911 SC Red 37.835
2 Sue Crimm Porsche 911 SC Red 41.276 3.441
1T Doug Edney Porsche 996 Black 40.334
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Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Porsche Macan
By Wendy Shoffit
Photos courtesy of the Author
hen James and I took
our trip to Germany
a few years ago,
we were fortunate
enough to rent a Porsche Macan
Diesel. They were relatively
new and still much unknown to
us. We both enjoyed it so much
that it stuck in the back of our
minds like . . . hmmmm . . . that
was surprising! Then last year we
drove a Macan S at the Porsche
Driving experience in Atlanta
on-track, and I’ll tell you we
were SOLD! We just had to have
one of our own. We ordered our Turbo in August 2016
and took delivery of it in November. We have never
looked back. We’ve had a lot of people ask us how we
like it and even some of the less “racy” wives in the club
have been eyeing it. I can tell you here and now: don’t
hesitate if you’re wanting it and it fits in your budget.
It’s phenomenal both as a street car and on track – really!
It satisfies both sides of the coin. Lots of comfort
for you and your passengers and plenty of cargo room
in the back. I really want to get it out on track at MSR,
but haven’t had the opportunity yet. Soon.
Now for the tie-in to the title. When considering
options on this beautiful machine, we went for it all.
Even the salesman had to tell James, “Dude -- you really
don’t need that.” So, what do these options do?
Are they worth it? I’ll do my best to cover some. If you
want really technical explanations, this is not the place.
Google it or talk to a salesperson.
Lots of options = lots of buttons in two consoles
Macan Turbo (photo courtesy of Porsche AG)
Adaptive Cruise Control. I really
like this one. It’s got this sensor
in front of the car that “sees” the
car in front and will accurately
change your speed accordingly.
You can adjust how much space
in front of your car you’re comfortable
with, and the car will
brake as needed and gradually
accelerate back up when the
lane is clear, but not go above
your designated cruising speed.
It’s super useful on the freeways
where you just don’t need to
worry about the gas pedal.
Dynamic Light System Plus. It automatically turns on
and off your high beams as you’re driving so you don’t
accidentally blind the oncoming cars. I do a bit of driving
to and from Arkansas and it involves a bunch of
smaller, winding roads. It’s so nice to have that option
at night so I can focus on driving instead of constantly
manually flipping the brights on and off and on and
off. This feature also literally changes the angle of your
lights as you’re turning so it will maximize your visibility.
Turning into my alley way and driveway at night
makes this very useful.
Park Assist with Surround View. If I could have this
in every car I own, I would. Basically, you have several
little cameras around your car, which it digitally stitches
together. So, when you’re backing up, or if it senses
any obstruction around you, it displays what looks like
a bird’s eye view of your car and everything around it.
When I’m pulling into my driveway from the alley, I can
see exactly where my tires are, so as to avoid running
over the little patch of grass, and so that I know exactly
where in the garage to stop. Everywhere else I park, it
makes me look like a genius. No more guessing where
the corners are because I can SEE them. It also shows
you on the screen graphically (yellow to red indicators
in the area) when you’re getting close to hitting something
and has audible tones to make SURE you know it.
Sometimes that gets a bit annoying when you’re just at
a red light and it’s reminding you of the dangerous car
stopped five feet in front of you.
Lane Assist. This one is a little harder to get used to,
but once you do it’s pretty cool. It uses the front-facing
camera to see where the painted lines are on the road.
When you have this button on, it will help remind you
via this digital “rumble strip” sound that you’re crossing
it and will even give you a gentle correction on the
steering wheel to help you stay the course. In town it
Park Assist with Surround View is like magic
feels a bit like it’s gently fighting you all the time, but
on the freeways it’s not so bad when you might lose
focus while changing the radio station or whatever. If
you completely let go of the wheel and let it drive for
you, it reminds you that it’s not there to drive for you.
Don’t ask me how I know.
said, I can’t tell you how many times I used it this past
winter. My hands get really cold and when they’re cold,
the rest of my body feels cold. This works quickly and I
don’t want to let go of the wheel!
Porsche Connect Plus. Not only is this a navigation system,
but it also has Apple Car Play. It helps integrate
your iPhone into your sound system. It will read your
emails aloud (often with great comical value) and help
make hands-free phone calls utilizing your contact list
and all. I love being able to connect to my music everywhere
I go. It also incorporates Google Streets where
you can literally look up the address you’re going to
and SEE a photo of the place. It does a lot of other
things that we’re still learning about . . . like giving
you flight information, locating the nearest gas station
showing prices for Premium gas, and much more! Of
course, a lot of this only works when you pay for the
internet connection ($10 per month through AT&T
currently). It’s worth a look, though, if that rings your
bell like it does ours.
There are other options to be had, like a towing
package, air suspension, panoramic sun roof (that goes
all the way to the back seat), and roof rails for extra
cargo space on top, upgraded wheels, and the like, but
those are no surprise. If you want them, you already
know you do. One last thing I wanted to mention about
the Macan that I found very useful is the rear liftgate
can be automatically set for the height you want. I always
had to be careful with the Cayenne in the garage
because the back opened up just a little too high for
our garage door. I now never have to worry about it getting
scratched or replacing the nameplate again! Oops.
Video cameras located below the side mirrors too
Heated/Cooled Seats. I don’t really need to extoll the
virtues of heated seats in the winter, but these cooled
seats work exceptionally well. Coming home from the
gym it’s especially nice to have when you just can’t seem
to get fully cool. It works quickly, quietly, and doesn’t
make you feel like you just wet yourself like some others
do. I will say one thing about heated seats that those
of you who don’t have them don’t know: they work
GREAT for a lower back ache! They also offer heated
seats in the back for the extra comfort of your guests.
Sunblinds are also available for the comfort of your
back seat guests, but don’t really deserve their own
paragraph. They’re cool to have and are virtually invisible
when they’re retracted and not in use.
Heated Steering Wheel. Yes, I know I live in Texas where
it’s usually considered a warmer climate. That being
And if Texas had snow, the Macan would handle it
All in all this is truly a phenomenal vehicle! Don’t
hesitate to go to your local dealership and ask for a test
drive. For you women out there who just aren’t sure,
I’m happy to answer any questions in a non-technical
way. I’m always up for a lunch and I can bring it so you
can see it a pressure free environment. Mine isn’t for
sale and we won’t be discussing payment options. Of
course, if everyone I’ve recommended this vehicle to
buys one, I should seriously get a commission!
Off-Road Adventures: Northwest OHV Park
By Carey Spreen and Jeff Sebert
Photo by Sue Crimm
id you know that 64% of all Porsches sold
in 2016 were SUVs? Depending on where
you live in the Maverick Region, you probably
see at least one Cayenne or Macan every
time you’re on the road, assuming you don’t own
one yourself. Do you ever wonder if the owners and
drivers of those Porsche SUVs actually understand how
capable they are when they don’t have pavement underneath
them? So did some of us in Maverick Region,
so we decided to plan an introductory off-road event in
September for Porsche SUV owners and their friends
or families. It’s fun for everyone.
In 2011, the city of Bridgeport, TX, opened the Northwest
Off-Highway Vehicle Park, for use by SUVs, Jeeps,
ATVs, and motorcycles (http://www.cityofbridgeport.
net/322/Northwest-OHV-Park). Bridgeport is about
15 miles west of Decatur on US 380, and less than an
hour’s drive from Ft. Worth, and a little over an hour
from Dallas. A group of us visited this park a couple of
times in a Cayenne and a Macan Turbo, and found several
trails suitable for use by stock, unmodified SUVs.
On Saturday, September 30, Maverick Region will
host our inaugural Off-Road Adventure at this park.
The trails chosen will give you a feel for how well-suited
your SUV is for off-roading, and perhaps will give you
the confidence to try some trail exploring yourself.
Of course, there is always an element of risk, just as
when you put your car on track for a Drivers’ Education
event, compete in an autocross, enter a rally, or
even participate in a tour. However, we have chosen the
trails with safety in mind above all, as well as to minimize
the danger of damage to your vehicle, but we still
want to have fun too! We will have spotters available,
where appropriate, to help guide your SUV through
the “course” we have laid out. The park has a covered
pavilion which we will use for a lunch break midway
through the event, with lunch provided!
In 2014, PCA published the Event Guidelines for
Off Road Tours, which is available on the PCA website
at https://www.pca.org/forms-documents. This document
describes how off-road events should be planned
and executed. Maverick Region will follow these guidelines,
and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with
them as well.
These guidelines call for a tech inspection and a drivers’
meeting, just like our other events. Tech inspection
will consist of checking for suitable tires, ground clearance,
and exhaust system that meets local ordinances.
AWD or 4WD vehicles are the recommended vehicles,
although we will consider others on a case-by-case basis.
Any vehicle with a raised or “lifted” suspension must be
pre-approved by the Regional Safety Chair, and vehicles
must have full fenders, a US Forest Service-approved
exhaust system, and must meet all local sound control
The drivers’ meeting will cover the basic principles
of off-road driving, including an explanation of approach
and departure angles, and of wheel and tire
placement to maximize ground clearance. In particular,
we welcome anyone with previous off-road experience
to act as a coach for this event!
Please check the Maverick website, mav.pca.org, for
updates on this event. If you have any questions, please
email Carey Spreen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff
Sebert at email@example.com. We hope to see you on September
This is the view
of a typical
during this event
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Maverick Monthly Social: Flag Day at Uncle Buck’s
By Stephanie Ho, Region Monthly Social Chair Photos by Steve and Brenda Cloutier
ver 90 Mavericks celebrated at our party honoring Flag Day. The entire Banquet
Room was decorated with over 100 flags! Enjoy these photos of Maverick
friends having a phenomenal time and proudly wearing their red, white, and
blue Stars and Stripes outfits.
Please plan to join us at our
Porsche Heritage Birthday
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Detailing Tips: Traditional Wax vs Synthetic Polymers
By Tony “Concorso”
Image courtesy of the Author
ast time we covered the basics of prep work
with the Surface Prep Mitt vs Clay Bar comparison,
so this month we’ll take a look at
the merit of the various finish layer products
available, such as waxes and sealants. Almost all
of these products are readily available at the auto parts
and discount stores, as well as online. There are far too
many products to list individually, so we’ll refer to each
general category in this comparison: traditional wax or
the newer synthetic polymer/sealant formulations.
A little product history is in order here. Waxes have
a long history of use in protecting automotive (and
other) finishes, while synthetic polymer/sealers came
along as a result of continued desire for improvement
in application and removal of products (Ed. Note: IBM
received the initial patent for a “synthetic wax substitute”
on April 14, 1964). In addition, we always want
our finishes to be deeper or wetter looking along with
protection lasting as long as possible. Waxes of all types
can offer up an absolutely beautiful finish, but contrary
to our common thinking, waxes are actually very soft
layers of protection.
Traditional wax has gorgeous clarity and depth, but
scratches every time you wipe off your vehicle with
microfiber towels and your favorite instant detailer.
Almost all waxes have some level of carnauba content,
from a fraction of one percent to 20% or higher, and
can range in price from $6.00 a can up to several thousand
dollars per can. The percentage of carnauba content
noted on the container refers to the purity of the
carnauba used, not the percentage of volume of the
can. Important determining factors in the longevity of
the product include the amount of proper prep taken
and the care the car gets between waxings, as well as
where it is kept. In the end, most carnauba-based products
last about 60 - 90 days.
So, along come the synthetic polymer-based products
to add to the comparisons. Polymer products are a
man-made attempt to improve upon nature, with some
success I might add. These products bring multiple
advancements in molecular structure over waxes to
boost the performance qualities. The end result is a
harder-than-wax protective layer that can last up to six
months, although “harder-than-wax” is a relative term.
Polymer/sealers are still very soft and will also scratch
when washed and wiped.
Another big improvement over wax is the ease of application
and removal. We’ve all suffered through the
frustration of wax buffing and polishing. Most of the
synthetic products wipe off easily.
No matter which product you choose, the key to a
great result is the prep work prior to application. Always
make sure the surface is residue-free and squeaky clean
before applying any products. During the application
process, work in 2 x 2 foot sections and the end result
will be a more uniform shine and consistent removal.
A pro note here: do your best to get the car dry in
all the cracks, crevices, mirrors, emblems, etc. A forced
air dryer such as the Metrovac Master Blaster is a great
help here. Just a few drops of water added to many of
these products during application can make them exponentially
harder to remove. Trust me.
After the car is completely covered in product we
find another advantage to the synthetic products. Most
of the polymer products can be removed as soon as applied
if desired, and as mentioned, wipe off easily. The
waxes can take 20 minutes or more to dry out enough
to remove. Humidity makes the biggest difference in
Make sure you have a fresh, clean supply of microfiber
towels on hand to remove either type of product
and hand buff the car. New or very clean microfiber
towels are essential. Work your way from the top down,
turning your microfiber towel frequently. When your
towel starts to leave little dust residue, change to a
clean microfiber and carry on. You can easily use 10
microfiber towels or more in a single wax session. Keep
a little instant detailing spray handy, as it can help in
the removal of some of the more stubborn wax spots.
Again, the synthetic polymer products distinguish
themselves at this stage with ease of removal.
Here’s a sidebar about product removal. Be patient!
Work over the car slowly and review your work from
many angles. Step back from the car 10 to 20 feet and
survey your work. Go through the entire process repeatedly.
The more time you spend walking around the
car and spotting areas that need additional buffing, the
better the results will be. If you have a little time the
next day, repeat the walk around and you’ll probably
still find some stray wax or residue. Many times, products
continue to cure overnight and may also pick up
a little moisture and by doing so, expose small areas
As for maintenance, treat both types of products
similarly. Hand wash every couple of weeks and remove
dust with an instant detailer product regularly.
In the next detailing article, I’ll address
what it takes to properly prepare the
paint surface for any finish product, plus
discuss ceramic coatings. Until then . . .
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Five Speed Chatter: Is it a Battle or a Commute? (Part 2)
By Ash Seidl-Staley
elcome back, Mavs! There isn’t much space
this month for an introduction, so let’s just
dive right in and talk about wolf packs.
The Texas Driver’s handbook defines a
wolf pack as “a group of vehicles traveling together
in a bunch on an expressway.” We have all seen them,
been stuck in them, and possibly even initiated a few
of them, but how are they actually formed? The way I
see it, a wolf pack can form on a highway by many different
means, but two causes are by far the most prevalent.
First, there is the wolf pack that is created at the
spot where each frontage road entrance ramp enters
a highway. I see this type transpire most frequently on
Highway 80. Starting at around 5:45 am, multiple vehicles
leaving Forney’s four exits enter the highway at
the same time. Any driver unfortunately caught in the
right lane on this section of road is forced to move over
or slow down. The reduced speeds and lane crowding
start the car stacking process, sending wolf packs onto
the roadways in waves. Usually, by the time I reach the
East Fork Road exit, I am no longer in cruise control,
and the current of wolf packs has turned into full on
The other type of wolf pack forms thanks to the
actions of a slowpoke. A slowpoke is the driver of a
semi-truck, a van, a pick-up truck, or just your average
Toyota Camry, who decides to pass someone but
does so going 1-2 miles an hour faster than the person
they are attempting to pass. Before the snail passes the
other snail, a long line of frustrated drivers, usually
with you directly in the middle, congests the left lane.
Oftentimes, the slowpoke is utilizing his cruise control
setting, but has set it at a speed that is slower than he
should use in the left lane. A slowpoke can also just drive
slowly by nature. As you might have guessed from your
own personal experience, for whatever reason many
slowpokes refuse to exit the left lane, and force other
drivers to perilously pass them on the right. States like
Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia
have implemented legislation against slowpoke drivers.
Fines upward of $250 greet offenders in these states,
but as of now there is no defense against a slowpoke
driver in Texas.
Unfortunately for many DFW drivers our next term
is just as familiar and as frustrating as the slowpoke. I
call them wanderers, but you might know them as the
swervers, or the seemingly inebriated. No matter the
time of day, or location, I see this driver bouncing from
one set of a lane’s dotted lines to the other. Many wander
into my lane right before I attempt to pass them.
This not only forces me to slam on the brakes, but garners
a honk from my horn and a few unsavory nouns
from my mouth. Nine thousand times out of ten, the
swerving driver is preoccupied with a smartphone, but
there are a few instances where I believe sleep deprivation,
chemical inebriation, or just plain negligence is
the key factor to the bad driving.
On September 1, 2017, the state of Texas will implement
HB 62. This bill, which was recently signed by
Governor Gregg Abbott, finally attempts to fight back
against distracted drivers who are texting and driving.
Close to five hundred deaths have been attributed to
this form of distracted driving, and so have more than
one hundred thousand traffic accidents. And those are
just the figures for Texas in 2015! Personally, I can’t
stand texting and driving. I don’t condone it, or practice
it—not even at stop lights, but there are many
people who don’t see a problem with it.
Now HB 62 is not the answer to all distracted driving
problems, and as it stands now, the bill isn’t even set
in stone. Governor Abbott has called a special legislative
session for mid-July. Many of the bill’s provisions
and enforcement guidelines are currently cloudy and
unclear. They could very well be altered this session
to make implementation of the law easier. Currently
though, talking while driving and pulling up google
maps to find out where you are going will still be ok
under HB 62, but law enforcement officers will be able
to pull you over for texting, emailing, surfing the internet,
or posting on your favorite social media platform.
Fines will range from $20- $100 for each violation. But
how law enforcement will determine if a person was
texting or emailing is blurred. It will be up to each law
enforcement agency to determine how and when they
will enforce the bill, leaving many drivers wondering
how it will affect their driving habits for the years to
Well Mavs, that concludes my little list of terrible
driving habits that plague DFW’s roadways. I would like
to take the time to say that, although my prose here
might imply or even reflect the actions of an aggressive
and rage filled driver, they are just for comic relief.
Now I’m not saying that the expletives don’t fly when a
slowpoke pulls out in front of me, they do. But what I
am saying is that I don’t cause accidents, or pull over,
brandish a baseball bat, and bash in windshields. I’ve
seen footage on YouTube that makes my waving hands
look like child’s play. It can be a dangerous world out
there. But no matter what your driving temperament is
you can always stay safe on DFW’s roads by continuing
to be calm, by trying to be courteous to other drivers,
and by always remaining constantly aware of your surroundings.
Until next time, stay sharp, and battle on
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The Tub Club: Tour to Blueberry Hill Farms
By Barbara Madsen
Photos courtesy of the Author
y better half, Doug Madsen, organized a scenic
drive to Blueberry Hill Farms in Edom.
Carefully prepared directions were passed
out to the people attending, so everyone
knew the route before beginning the tour.
For the most part, we traveled country roads flanked
by colorful wildflowers on each side. Even many of the
surrounding fields were filled with yellow flowers, adding
to the beauty of the drive. We passed through numerous
ranches with their livestock calmly munching
on the grass. A few of the ranches had Texas longhorn
cattle, and I had to wonder
how they managed to
navigate the terrain with
such immense horns. If I
were one of those cows,
my neck would have
been tired and sore from
holding up the weight of
those gigantic horns!
Our destination not
only had endless fields
filled with blueberry and
blackberry plants; it also
Who else would be peeking
out but Linda Bambina?
had a store containing a variety of delectable delights.
Besides the expected items such as fresh pies and hot
mango salsa, there were many unique items: blueberry
mustard, cherry barbecue sauce, and blueberry nut
honey butter. Of course, we were also able to purchase
fresh blueberries and blackberries. One did not need
to walk away hungry from such a place as this.
Thank you, Doug, for a fun and colorful drive
through East Texas. The blueberry yogurt added just
the right touch to our experience that day.
QR Codes: A Quick Way to Access Online Maverick Content
By Landon Stogner
Image courtesy of the Author
ave you ever wondered what those crazy
pixelated pictures are that you see popping
up in magazines and on product packaging?
Did you think that they might be some
inkblot test you must pass so you’re not committed to
the Looney Bin, or maybe, if you stared long enough a
picture would jump into focus? Well the fact is they are
called Quick Response Codes, or QR Codes for short.
QR Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode
that originally got their start in the mid-90’s in the
automotive industry. They were first used in Japan to
track the vehicles during their different manufacturing
stages of the assembly line. This was done because they
are machine readable optical labels that contains information
about the item of which was attached. These
codes are standardized into four different modes to
help efficiently store data. This is all done by using
numbers, letters, binary and kanji. Kanji is a Japanese
term referring to logographic.
Having the code’s ability of being read at fast speeds
is what helped gain their popular use outside of the
automotive world. The QR codes have greater data
storage than the normal UPC barcodes we see so often.
The QR codes can hold item identification, marketing,
product information, or even redirect you to a website.
Strangely enough this is all done by black squares
arranged in a square grid on a white background. This
pattern allows for imaging devices such as cameras to
read, process, and extract the data so it can presented.
Over the past 20 years or so, many changes have
taken place on the standards used and how the data
is encoded. Thanks to these changes, any person with
an everyday smartphone can now have the power to
scan and read these QR Codes. Just tap on over to your
device’s App Store, search for “QR Code Scanner”, and
choose one of the many free apps to download. I’m
currently using an App called QR Code Reader by Scan.
In the future we would like to start using QR codes
more to benefit us within the
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Alcantara. Never tracked, no smoke. White gauges,
red seat belts, and more. 20,700 miles. Retired bank
CEO owned and meticulously maintained. Offered to
sell at $112,900. Contact Michael Rhodes at sparky.
email@example.com or 903-495-1362. (07)
For Sale: 1987 Porsche 924S. Red ext, black int, more
than 180,000 mi, 5-spd manual. Needs replacement
engine but mechanically sound otherwise. 7J x 15
“Phone Dial” wheels, lowered about 1/2 inch, 200-lb
front springs, short-shifter, K&N air filter. Working
A/C, stereo. Car was a daily driver through April
2017. Items replaced in last 18 months that can be reused
with replacement engine if desired: timing belt
and tensioner roller, balance shaft belt, water pump,
radiator, fuel pump, engine control unit, crankshaft
position sensor, oxygen sensor, muffler.Owned by
PCA members since 1998, with maint records. With
some work will make a great street or track car.
Asking $1400 obo; buyer must arrange transportation.
Contact Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue at
For Sale: 2001 Porsche Carrera. Silver with Black
interior. Includes the aero package and 18-inch wheels
options, aftermarket Alpine tuner and CD player, new
battery. There are a few door dings and the right rear
bumper could use buffing or a new clear coat. Owned
for 5.5 years and it has not been tracked or driven
hard. 57k miles. $19,000. Contact Chris Cook at
email@example.com or 972-741-5629. (07)
For Sale: 2015 Cayman GTS. White with Black
leather/Alcantara interior and red deviated stitching.
Black satin wheels, PDK, Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
18-way Memory Package, remote keyless entry, K-40
RL360I built-in radar detector. Always garaged. 2,450
miles. Asking price $ 78,500.00. Contact James at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-577-6570. (07)
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. Contact Peter Allen at
email@example.com or 832-846-0641. (06)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-415-1102 (05)
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: 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)
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Around the Bend...
By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor
shared some background information in
the June issue on the team effort that gets
Slipstream to your mailbox each month. I
want to continue that discussion this month
and then I’ll get back to my favorite Carpe Viam topics
in future columns.
Each team needs someone to lead and coordinate
the efforts to reach a successful conclusion. In the
Slipstream world, that task falls to the role of Managing
Editor. There is a deadline to make certain our
members receive the current issue in a timely basis
(usually during the first week of the month).
Our Maverick Region has been fortunate to have a
number of volunteers over the years who have filled the
Managing Editor role and guided the team’s efforts.
Recent editors have included Carey Spreen, Richard
Bradley, Jan (Mayo) Michel, Matt Platts, and Wendy
Shoffit. As I look back over past issues of Slipstream
available online, this group did an amazing
job producing the magazine each month.
Notably, Wendy Shoffit and Jan Michel had
multiple turns as the Managing Editor. I mention
these two in particular because they have
been so helpful to me in proof
reading each issue and providing
suggestions that only the keenest
eyes can catch. Jan lives in Los
Alamos now but still is a Maverick
member who reads each issue. I
had the good fortune of meeting
her this past month while in Santa
Fe for Fiesta New Mexico and
thanking her personally. As you
can probably tell, the photo to the left is of Jan and I.
I assumed the role of Managing Editor officially in
May 2015, after interning with Carey for six months
and earning his trust. Other than Wendy and Jan, three
years is about the typical lifespan of a Slipstream Managing
Editor, so my time in the driver’s seat is about over.
I’m asking now that you consider whether you have
the interest and time to volunteer and contribute
to your Maverick Region in this role of Managing
Editor. If so, send me an email at editor@
mavpca.org and I’ll be happy to discuss more
specifics about the software in use and the work
involved each month.
Hiram Saunders, Slipstream
Southlake, TX 76092
Paid at Fort Worth, TX