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Slipstream - August 2017

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

Off-Road Adventures:

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 D 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 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 ordinances. 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,, for updates on this event. If you have any questions, please email Carey Spreen at, or Jeff Sebert at We hope to see you on September 30! This is the view of a typical route you’ll encounter with your Cayenne or Macan during this event 20 August

Porsche of the Month Selected by Bill Orr Blue 1968 Porsche 912-6; “At Sunset in McKinney, Texas”; Photo by William Beck For instruction on how to submit your Porsche photos in the POTM contest go to: JUNE TRIVIA It’s Easy to Play! Play here for fun and find the answers below OR Play for prizes on the web at 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. Porsche has just announced a very limited model (500 total) called ‘911 Turbo S Exclusive Series’. Who can buy these? a. Non-factory Porsche Racing Teams b. First comefirst served c. 918 VIP Allocation Members d. 959 VIP Allocation Members Source: 918 VIP Allocation Announcement Brochure 2. It will have a ______ liter flat-6 Porsche engine. a. 3.8 b. 4.0 c. 4.2 d. 4.5 Source: 918 VIP Allocation Announcement Brochure 3. With more net HP than a Porsche Turbo S it has a top speed of 207MPH with a 0 to 60 time of ____ seconds. a. 2.3 b. 2.5 c. 2.6 d. 2.8 Source: 918 VIP Allocation Announcement Brochure 4. These are by Special Order only and will start to arrive at dealers about November of 2017 with a MSRP of _______. a. $199,950 b. $225,500 c. $257,500 d. $284,911 Source: 918 VIP Allocation Announcement Brochure 5. Special Order Porsches really got their start in 1983 as a one-off from Porsche Exclusive via a 935 for the Street vs the Track. It was a real 935 Slant Nose 409HP Race car for the Street. What Color was it? a. Red b. Black c. Silver d. Yellow Source: Porsche Museum Book, 1st ed., Prolog pp.10-11 Answers: 1) c 2) a 3) d 4) c 5) a 21

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