Slipstream - August 2017


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

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,”

Many of

these Mavs

also dedicate

a great number

of hours


their time

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

1235 William D. Tate Ave

Grapevine, TX 76051


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 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

with us!

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