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Volume 55, Issue 9, September 2017
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Maverick Region 55th Anniversary................................... 6
Kruder’s Cars & Conversation........................................ 12
PCA Member Only Raffle Winner is a Maverick.............. 14
Mavs & Mochas Recap.................................................. 15
Porsche Parade Recap................................................... 18
Porsche of the Month..................................................... 21
Porsche Trivia................................................................ 21
June Social Recap......................................................... 23
Maverick Charity Update............................................... 23
Tech Session Recap........................................................ 25
Historicizing Porsche..................................................... 28
Detailing Tips: A Case for Coatings................................ 31
PCA Logo License Plate Purchase...................................... 6
Board Meetings............................................................... 7
Maverick Region Executive Council Nominations............... 7
Maverick Lunch Series...................................................15
September Social: Porsche Heritage Birthday Party..........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
New Mavericks and Anniversaries.................................... 9
Advertiser Index............................................................ 34
Around the Bend (Editor’s Column)................................. 36
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Plano area lunch (each Monday)................ 4, 11, 18, 25
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
Plano area lunch (each Monday)........... 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Board Meeting..................................................... (Wed) 4
Swap Meet at Zims Autotechnik................................(Sat) 7
Lewisville area lunch............................................. (Tue) 10
Mavs & Mochas: Texas Harley-Davidson................ (Sat) 14
Autocross #9 at Lone Star Park..............................(Sun) 15
PCA Tour: Lantana Resort & Marina......................(Sun) 15
Mav Social: TBD...................................................(Thu) 19
Drivers Education: MSR..........................(Sat - Sun) 21-22
Richardson and Southlake area lunches.................(Thu) 26
A trifecta of Porsche supercars
as seen at the August Mavs
& Mochas event held at
Montgomery Plaza in Ft. Worth.
Photo by Paul Moseley
On the Cover
With a mixture of curves, ocean, mountains,
and top-down driving, a Perfect Porsche Path
awaits the Boxster S during the Hwy 1 portion
of a 23-day road trip for the Porsche Parade.
Photo by Jim Hirsch
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Sprockets: We’re Shifting Into Our Busy Season
By David Robertson, Region President
t has been a busy summer and as usual, hard
to believe that it is already over. Now that we
are entering the new season with everyone
back in town and the kids in school, our
events are shifting into high gear. With more than half
the year gone, I wanted to look back at some of the
amazing things we have accomplished so far this year.
A logo committee was formed and presentations
were made to the board. A more modern logo was
decided upon that works well in all formats including
digital and embroidery.
Mavs & Mochas
This event was started a while back by one of our
members as a non-Maverick gathering and was so successful
we made it official! Earlier this year we introduced
Mavs & Mochas and it has consistently attracted
over 100 Porsches from throughout the region.
PCA License Plates
This concept was introduced early this year. We had
to get 400 indications of interest and now we are almost
at the initial 200 plates purchased to start production!
Schnell Fest at Circuit of the Americas in Austin
These events feature two different opportunities at
COTA where all levels of DE drivers can experience the
world-famous track! We have partnered with 2 other
Regions and the BMW club to make this a big success.
You are reading the first edition now!
Record attendance at our events
It is our volunteers that make all this possible and
the time and effort spent by these individuals never
ceases to amaze me!
We have a lot to celebrate but much more to do. We
have several projects currently underway for the second
half of 2017. One of those projects I would like to
mention is getting more focused on our charity efforts.
Last year the Maverick Region donated almost $20,000
to the two charities we sponsored during the year. This
is not an insignificant number, but I believe that we can
do much better and make a much bigger impact in our
community. There will be more to come on this subject
but for now be prepared to help us in this endeavor. I
am convinced that if we can get more of our members
involved and educated about our charity efforts we can
do big things!
One other change that you will notice this month
other than this publication being published in full color,
is that the board meeting minutes have been moved
online. You have full access to them at
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MAV OF THE MONTH: Bill Orr
Bill Orr not only continues to be a major contributor
to the Maverick PCA club but also on the regional and
national PCA level. Using his background in digital
marketing, Bill has revamped our website and either
created or greatly improved our presence with all the
social media platforms. At this year’s Porsche Parade,
the Maverick Region received a national award for our
website. He was instrumental in our logo design update
and has also created the new Zone 5 logo. Bill brought
up the idea of PCA custom license plates and through
his hard work that program is becoming a reality. We
have video screens in all the Porsche dealerships and
many independent shops around town advertising our
club and events to prospective members through Bill’s
work. The video screen idea is gaining momentum on
a national PCA level as well.
Along with his contributions in the marketing of
our club, Bill is also the
co-chair of our Tours
events and is always happy
to jump in whenever help
is needed at any of our
Thank you, Bill, for all
your time and personal
expertise you have given
to our club. Enjoy your gift
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Club Race Co-Chair
Club Race Co-Chair
DE Chief Driving Instr.
DE Equipment Mgr.
Email List Moderator
Email List Moderator
Monthly Social Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair,
PCA Tours Co-Chair
Registrar, Club Race/DE
Slipstream Content Ed.
Tech Sessions Chair
Time Trial Chair,
TT Registrar, AX/TT
Schools, Swap Meets
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Maverick Region 55th Anniversary
By Jim Hirsch
Anniversary logo by Kurt Scaggs
here were you 55 years ago? With
over 2500 current members in
our Region, that question is going
to garner a great variety of
answers, many of which will be something
like “I wasn’t born yet”. I ask the question in
preparation for our 55th Anniversary. To be
more precise, our PCA Maverick Region was
“born” in November 1962 at the Fiesta Best
Western Motel in Arlington with 15 charter
members. The official charter from the national offices
of PCA was issued on December 24, 1962.
For me, as a nine-year old lad back in 1962, there
are some persistent memories from that year. Magazines
such as Hot Rod were still in their early years
and our Porsches received ink in few magazines until
Sports Car Graphic came along. As many of you know,
I’m taking advantage of retirement and a particularly
well-mannered 2014 Boxster S to enjoy many extended
road trips. As it turns out, my favorite aunt (something
everyone can relate to) made her annual vacation in
the form of a road trip. Helen was partial to Pontiacs
and seemed to have a new one every couple of years.
She had just purchased a 1962 Pontiac
Bonneville Two-Door Hardtop and was
heading to Seattle from our small town in
Iowa to the World’s Fair for her vacation
that year. She arrived back in town two
weeks later and I became the proud owner
of a new t-shirt that had something called a
“Space Needle” on it. I must have worn that
shirt for three or four years before it finally
became relegated to the rag pile.
Coincidentally, Sharon and I made it a point during
our recent road trip to the Porsche Parade in Spokane,
to extend our trip by a couple of weeks and a few
thousand miles. You guessed it, Seattle was definitely
on our itinerary and we made it to the top of the Space
Needle! But, that t-shirt style was no longer available.
With that context, the PCA, and our founding members
of the Maverick Region, certainly showed foresight
into what the Porsche marque would become. And,
here we are in 2017, celebrating that beginning 55
years later. I’d like to hear your memories from 55 years
ago and share those with our members in upcoming
issues. Please send those to email@example.com.
Announcing the 2018
Executive Council Election
CHAIR Bill Kruder
MEMBERS Jim Hirsch and James Shoffit
For additional information or to submit your name as
a nominee for any of the Executive Council positions
(President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer),
please contact any member of the Nominations
Nominations due Tuesday 10/3/17
Results of the election will be announced on 12/2
at the Founders Day/Annual Celebration.
Welcome Our New Mavericks!
By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair
2015 911 GT3
2011 911 Carrera 4S
2012 911 Carrera
2014 911 Carrera S
2017 718 Boxster S
2005 911 Carrera
2007 Boxster S
2015 Macan Turbo
2013 Cayenne GTS
Say hello to your fellow
Flashing your high beams at fellow Porsche
drivers is a time-honored tradition . . .
Keep the flash alive!
2010 911 Carrera 4S
2011 911 Carrera S
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide,
contact John Hamilton at
Maverick Membership Totals
Members ~ 1,722
Affiliate Members ~ 860
Total Membership ~ 2,582
Transfer From: ORC
1997 911 Carrera
Bahman & Monica
Transfer From: ALP
1991 911 Carrera 2
Wen Lai & Laura Heng
Transfer From: OHV
2010 911 GT3
Transfer From: GPX
2007 911 Carrera
** 40 Years **
Robert Aines (Matt)
John Hamilton (Steve)
Jacob Roffe (Shifra)
Russell Villemez (Becky)
Charles Barnes (Dianna)
Ginger Gabriel (Brett)
Juan Luna (Rafael Abugattas)
Billy Stevens (Staci)
Chuck Anderson (Cindy)
Tannia Chernivec (Michael)
John Labunski (Michael)
Randy Pair (Vicki)
Elizabeth Patterson (Michael)
Richard Zeigler (Jon)
PCA Tours: A Tour to (and on) the Track
By Mark Pitarresi, PCA Tours Co-Chair
fter a welcome summer break, the Maverick
Region PCA Tours program resumes its
schedule with a drive to MotorSport Ranch
later this month. As icing on the cake, drivers
will be allowed onto the track for a series of Parade
The tour is scheduled for Sunday, September 24,
at 9:00 a.m. It will start in the parking lot of Costco,
250 E Hwy 67, in Duncanville, and end at MotorSport
Ranch in Cresson. The length of the tour is 71 miles,
and because of the short distance, there will be no rest
stops. Drivers wishing to take to the track for Parade
Laps will be required to present a $25.00 Walmart gift
card to the Gridmaster as a charitable contribution to
the Huffaker-Hughes Hope House. You can learn more
about this very worthy club charity that our club supports
on our web page at http://mav.pca.org/about/
If you’ve never been to MotorSport Ranch (MSR),
it is one of the many “country club” tracks that have
sprouted up all over the country that cater specifically
to performance automobile owners. It’s primarily a
track for club members to have fun and go as fast as
their comfort level allows. The Maverick Region holds
most of its Drivers’ Education events there. In fact, a
Maverick DE will be taking place the same day that
we’ll be there. We’ll take to the track during the DE
Speaking of which: lunch will also be available, provided
by Del Norte Tacos; $10 for adults and $5 for kids
(12 and under). Just indicate in your RSVP if you plan
to have lunch at the track.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “What exactly is a
Parade Lap?” A Parade Lap is not so slow as to emulate
a vehicle towing a parade float, nor is it an open invitation
to go flat out around the course. Consider a Parade
Lap as a “safety car” lap. Not too slow, not too fast.
If you plan to attend the Tour, it is imperative that
you RSVP before the Tour at http://mav.pca.org/
register/tours/. Once registered for the Tour, you will
receive an e-mail three days before the Tour with the
following attachments: a Garmin .gdb file of the route,
a route overview, and turn-by-turn instructions.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to
send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations
By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair
Photos courtesy of the Author
ell, this month’s encounter
twists and turns before
we actually met. Mike
had been on Facebook and connected
with James Shoffit. The
two exchanged comments and
Mike then showed up at Mavs &
Mochas at the Frisco Railyard. As
luck would have it, James was there
to greet Mike and his Targa. As the
morning progressed, Debi told me
about this pretty green Targa she
had seen and loved. Fast-forward,
and as a lot of you know, I’m all
about coffee houses. Mike posted
on FB a coffee house he was at in
Addison and I “liked” it. With that,
the introduction was made and we
had “non-worker” coffee a couple
So here is the next in my series
of “conversations” I would like to
share with you . . .
member since 2016,
Owner 1976 911S Targa
and 1995 911 (993)
Bill Kruder: So I understand you
are not from these parts (said with a
Mike Mahoney: No I’m not, nor
did I ever expect to be living here
(laughing). I was born and raised
in SoCal, in a small community
called La Cañada, right off the 210,
kind of between Pasadena and
Glendale; I lived there ‘til I went
off to college.
BK: And where was that?
MM: I attended Cal Poly in San
Luis Obispo, about three hours up
the coast from La Cañada.
BK: And what did you study?
MM: It’s funny. I was working
with a friend and we had a small
landscape business, so I majored
in Ornamental Horticulture, which
seemed like a natural thing to do
as we were in that business of designing
plant and flower displays,
much like you would see around
golf courses and the like.
BK: You say “was;” did that change?
MM: Oh yes! I decided I could
learn the landscape part of things,
but what I really needed was to
learn how to run a business, so I
switched to Business Administration,
which in those days covered
about everything for those of us
not sure what we would be doing.
BK: And how did that work out?
MM: Pretty good for the first
couple years out of college. We
ran a landscaping company out of
BK: But I know you spent your career
in an entirely different field . . .
MM: I did. In 1979, my then
father-in-law was an executive with
Mobil Oil, now Exxon Mobil, and
he got me an interview with them.
The facility was near LA, and I
learned and managed the oil production
process that produced
what we call “finished lubricants,”
or in layman’s terms, car oil (laughing).
I guess I did ok, and was with
them for nearly 35 years before retiring
a couple years ago.
BK: So I understand you moved a lot
over the years?
MM: That we did. We lived in
Virginia and New Jersey, moved
then to Utah, down to Arizona,
up to Spokane, back to Utah, then
settling in San Diego before at last
arriving in Dallas.
BK: Wow! You did move a lot and
all the while having the same job?
MM: Actually no; I was always
with Mobil Oil but not always in
the same position. The first stop in
1993 in Utah I moved from production
to sales and did that ‘til 2015.
BK: Ok so after all the moves and
living in San Diego, what in the world
brought you here?
MM: Well as life goes on, I had
gotten divorced and was pretty content
until love, Darlene, entered
the picture. We had known each
other for years, as she was based
here in Dallas and was my travel
agent. On a weak moment she said
“Why don’t you come to Dallas and
I will show you around?” This was
in the fall of 2010, and by spring of
2011 I was a resident. We were married
in May 2012.
Darlene, travel agent and love for Mike
BK: Ok, let’s talk cars. What was
your first car?
MM: The first car I bought was a
‘68 Forest Green VW Squareback. I
was about 17 and a senior in high
school. I think I paid about $875
BK: How did you get into your passion
MM: Like so many of us, it was
from being a kid. My best friend’s
dad had a silver ‘72-73 911T Targa
and he actually let us take it out.
The other was a neighbor. He had
owned a brown ‘69-70 911T Targa,
and I was hooked.
BK: Well that explains one of the
cars you drive today. So when did you
buy your first Porsche?
MM: Think that was in 1999-
2000. I bought a Black-on-Tan 1978
911SC and you guessed it, Targa.
I had that for about 10 years, but
again life gets in the way,
and I sold it.
BK: So let’s fast-forward
to today. Tell me about your
MM: Well, I had been
without a Porsche for 5-6
years and I was coming
out of a very difficult period.
Darlene had passed
away suddenly, and I just
wanted something to
feel good about. So last
August, I found this ‘76
Emerald Green metallic
911S Targa on eBay out of Bend,
Oregon. I jumped in on the bids
late that night and went to bed. I
woke up the next morning with a
message that I had bought the car.
Let me tell you I was shocked! Ok,
terrified! “What had I done now?”
As it turned out, it needed some restoring
and repairs and after about
7 months I was driving it.
Mike with his “double trouble”
BK: And how about the 993?
MM: Well that too was a bit unnerving.
I was on Facebook and saw
that Robert Callaway had posted
that his friend Vaughn Garrett was
selling his Grand Prix White 1995
993. I think I made a comment
about it and James Shoffit noted
that it was one great car and “you
better scoop it up!” And as they
say, the rest is history. I
bought the car in June
and love it!
So there you have it! If
Mike had not been on FB
and found us at the Railyard,
we might have never
met and had the chance
to drive friendships. Debi
is hoping for a ride in the
Green Targa soon!
PCA Raffle: A Winner in Our Maverick Region
By Joe Ferraro
Photo courtesy of Wendy Shoffit
t started like any other morning: drive to
DFW, hit the Starbucks, meet the other pilot,
then off to wherever it is we’re heading
that day. Later that afternoon, like thousands
of times before, I turned my phone on after getting
to the gate and listened to my voicemail.
“Hi Joe. This is David Robertson, the President of the Maverick
Region of PCA. I, uh, I’ve got a bit of good news for you,
so give me a call as soon as you can.”
Weird. I heard Mavs & Mochas was going to be featuring
968s soon, maybe he wanted to make sure mine
would be there. I returned the call. Geez, was I wrong.
Before I knew it, my hands started shaking, and after
the standard “Are you kidding me?” I told him I’d
have to call him back when I got to the hotel. I needed
to collect my thoughts. When I did, David re-iterated
that I was, in fact, a winner of the Spring Member Only
Raffle, and the new owner of a 2018 911 GTS. A first for
the Maverick Region!
How do I even begin to describe the feelings and
emotions? Shocked. Stunned. Flabbergasted. Speechless.
Giddy. Excited. LUCKY! That’s the only word that
really fits. I tend to throw in $50 or $100 each raffle, but
who really thinks they will actually win? I know many
of you have bought many, many more chances than
that over the years. Me? I’ve been a PCA member for
only three years. So lucky, extremely lucky, is the only
A few days later, National provided me with a “Grand
Prize” build sheet describing the car they envisioned
the winner would receive. A RWD PDK Coupe. The
corresponding retail price was attached. I was free to
modify the car at will, go with AWD, move into a Cab or
Targa; and of course, pick my preferred colors. Truly a
“build my own” scenario. The only caveat: any changes
above and beyond this “Prize Spec” I’d be paying for.
Conversely, removing things from the prize car specification
would ultimately lower
my out-of-pocket costs. Yes, there
are out-of-pocket costs -- I’ll get
to that in a bit.
Thus began a week of very
little sleep and five hours a day
playing with the configurator,
struggling up a very steep 911
learning curve. I’m not a track
guy—more “GT” than “S”. I’ll
freely admit I purposely and
deliberately detuned some of
the handling aspects of my GTS
for a more comfortable ride.
Joe and Sue Ferraro along with David Robertson
No PDCC, swapped the SPASM for a straight PASM,
removed the Rear Axle Steering option. This cut some
cost, which I then turned around and added back in,
and then some. Front Axle Lift, Sunroof, Leather. Basically,
sliding more towards a Carrera S than a GT3 . . .
but I’ll keep the 450 horses, thank you very much!
Now, I’m smart enough to realize I’m going to get
very little sympathy from those reading this, but I think
it’s fair to explain what winning this raffle costs. I wish
I could say “$50.”
I won’t bore you with specific numbers; everyone
knows what one of these cars lists for. I just want to
make the point that a prize of this value does have
Federal income tax implications that will require some
consideration. PCA withholds part of the prize value
for this purpose. The cash portion of the prize also
helps mitigate this, but it won’t cover everything. It will
be different for everybody depending on a given tax
situation going in. Add to that the cost of the options/
configuration changes above the Grand Prize spec’d
car. And then upon delivery, the full TT&L just like
any other car that’s purchased. Regardless, it’s still one
heck of a deal!
Honestly, though, none of that matters. I’ve won a
car that I never, in my wildest dreams, ever thought I’d
own. One built to order straight from Stuttgart! Inconceivable!
I’m lucky enough, and honored, to join a very
small club-within-a-club comprised of Member Only
Raffle winners. I’m planning to enjoy every second of
911 ownership that I’ve somehow stumbled into.
I must take a minute to thank fellow Maverick and
friend, Bob Marois, for quickly and expertly decoding
the 911 for me. He explained, reviewed, critiqued and
validated many of my decisions concerning my build.
The same can be said for John Hamilton; who invited
my wife Sue and I to his showroom for option show and
tell, let me crawl around his own GTS, and gave freely
of his time and expertise. I owe
both of you!
By the time you read this, I’ll
have an order on the books and
a delivery estimate for near the
New Year. Just a very, very lucky
guy, who bought a couple tickets
to a raffle. I’d do it all again, and
encourage everyone to keep trying.
It only takes one, and
SOMEBODY will win next time.
Let’s get a Maverick winning
July Mavs & Mochas: Stonebriar Community Church
By Debi Gibson, Coffee Meets Co-Chair
Photo by Matt Kletz, Texas Car Spotter
re you one of those people who think rain
in the area will keep Porsche owners in their
garage? “Well admittedly I am”, said Bill
Kruder, “but let us tell you, rain or shine,
this group is still Driving Friendships”! In July, Mavs
& Mochas met in the rain in Frisco, TX at Stonebriar
Community Church, where 140 Pinewood Derby cars
competed for novelty design, classic design, and speed.
Let me set this up for you. The morning started out
with a small chance of rain but storms coming down
from the north. Our Porsches pulled in despite the
threat, with the ever-anticipated 40th anniversary lineup
of the 928. We had 20 928s in attendance, thanks to
Roger Tyson of 928sRus, which included his very rare,
one of 42, Guards Red 928 SE right-hand-drive coupe.
If you have not attended this car event, it’s one of
our favorites of the season, with the cars outside at 170-
inch length on average, and the rigs inside at a maximum
of 7 inches. Inside, the race for speed begins at
10 am, each car racing in four heats (every track) and
computer-monitored software and timer calculating
the fastest of their four times. The top speed was 2.7478
secs or 180mph (to scale, of course). Not too shabby
for a block of wood! More
than 300 people cheered
on the races, enjoyed Steel
City Pops, 5th Street Patio
Café, and the younger ones
enjoyed a “Drive-In Movie”
with box cars. Did we
mention the cool Porsche
photo opps? Kids both big
and little enjoyed grabbing
a “race helmet,” adding a
mustache, and playing race driver in Ed Mayo’s awardwinning
’72 911 (a carbon copy!) and the oh-so-fast
white GT3 RS.
Outside the “Big Kids” brought out
over 75 of their cool cars, including
Ajai Cadambi’s rare 2005 Fayence Yellow
Carerra GT, and came inside too
for video footage of the race!
And the rain? Yes, it finally stopped,
but with Felix coffee in hand, great
friends, and our wet cars, we just kept
right on . . . Driving Friendships!
Lily and Emma (Mike
Mahoney) are double
trouble in the vintage cutout
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Porsche Parade 2017: Mavericks Experience the Northwest
By Carey Spreen
Photos courtesy of PCA
he Porsche Parade is
PCA’s annual convention,
days and comprised of
competitive events, driving tours,
awards banquets, and technical
seminars. It’s held in different parts
of the country each year, typically
alternating between eastern, central,
and western portions of the
US. This year was the west’s turn,
with the Parade headquartered in
The most direct driving route to
Spokane is more than 1,800 miles
from just about any location in the
Maverick Region. Nevertheless, almost
three dozen Mavericks made
that journey this year to attend the
Traditionally, there are four
main competitive events at a Parade:
the Concours d’Elegance, the
Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) Rally,
the Autocross, and the Tech Quiz.
In addition to these events, the Parade
also offers a golf tournament,
a 5K run/walk, an art show, and RC
car racing for both kids and adults.
Mavericks competed in almost all
of these events and represented the
region in fine form.
The Concours d’Elegance took
place first, on Monday of Parade
week. The Concours is divided
into three groups: Restoration, for
Porsches that have been rebuilt
or otherwise restored; Preservation,
for Porsches that have been
maintained in their original condition;
and Preparation, for any
Porsche that has been modified
from original. The Restoration
and Preservation groups consist of
Porsches built before 1999, while
the Preparation group is open to
all Porsches, and is further subdivided
into Full, Touring, and Street
classes, with Full classes receiving
the most thorough judging.
This year, Tom and Marti Taff
were the sole representatives of
Maverick Region in the Concours,
entering their 1968 911S in class
RS03F (Restoration group, full
judging, 1965-1973 911 and 912).
But they represented us well! Not
only did the Taffs score 295.2 raw
points out of a possible 300 -- good
for 5th place in class -- they also received
a Zuffenhausen Silver Level
of Achievement Award for that
high score! Congratulations Tom
Tom and Marti Taff’s 1968 911S
The TSD Rally ran the next day.
A TSD Rally is a competition, but
not a race – driver/navigator teams
must follow a route according to
an arcane set of route instructions
that tell them where to turn and
how fast to go, but not much else.
There are several checkpoints scattered
throughout the route, but the
teams don’t know where they are.
However, they must arrive at each
checkpoint with split-second accuracy;
each second they are early
or late costs them one point. The
team with the lowest point score
There are five Rally classes,
based on how much rally equipment
the teams have in their cars.
They range from R05, Unequipped
(only stopwatches, original speedometers
and odometers, and pens
and paper allowed; no GPS) to
R01, Equipped (anything goes, including
specialized rally computers
that continuously calculate how far
off they are from the ideal speed
and location along the route).
Rally teams: Myra and Jerry Sutton
(top) with Don Breithaupt and
Carey Spreen (bottom)
Two teams of Mavericks participated
in the TSD Rally, both
winning trophies. In class R03,
Unequipped Navigational, Myra
Sutton (driving) and Jerry Sutton
(navigating) earned 3rd place out
of 54 class entries, while in class
R04, Unequipped Plus, Don Breithaupt
(driving) and Carey Spreen
(navigating) garnered 2nd place
out of 30 in the class. Congratulations
to both teams!
The Autocross spanned Wednesday
and Thursday due to the number
of entrants. An autocross is a
timed driving event which is held
on a large paved area, using traffic
cones to mark off a course on which
each participant has four chances
to achieve his or her best lap time.
This is all against the clock; there is
no wheel-to-wheel racing, and the
course is short – the fastest run of
the event was 34.653 seconds, set by
a Modified class 2011 911 GT3 RS.
As you might expect, several
Mavericks competed in the Autocross.
Jerry and Myra Sutton competed
in their Cayenne. Also in a
Cayenne were Sue Crimm, Carey
Spreen, and Carey’s daughter Geneva,
competing in her first Parade
autocross. James and Wendy Shoffit
towed their Cayman GT4 all the
way to Spokane just to compete in
the Autocross, but on the day they
were supposed to run, James unfortunately
had too much pain in
his shoulder to drive. Wendy drove,
but was squeezed out of 1st place
in her class by five-time SCCA national
champion autocrosser Kristi
Brown by a mere 35 thousandths of
a second, and was less than 1 second
away from Ladies’ Top Time of
Day overall. Ed Mayo and Julia Underwood
drove Ed’s 1972 911S (aka
“Elvira”), with Ed beating longtime
autocross rival Terry Zaccone from
Golden Gate Region. Congratulations
P06M (1972-77 911,
P06L (1972-77 911,
48.252 (3 rd )
44.829 (2 nd )
37.995 (2 nd )
48.160 (3 rd )
Taking place on Thursday was
the Gimmick Rally, which is a more
relaxed rally. This year featured a
“poker run”-style event, in which
participants arrived at checkpoints,
rolled dice, and drew a playing
Sue Crimm receiving her trophy for first place in the AX
card at each stop, ending up with
a poker hand by the end of the
event. Mavericks who participated
were Richard and Becky Lyschik,
Jerry and Myra Sutton, John and
Chris Hamilton, Ralph and Barbara
Kauffman, and David and Tracy
The Technical and
Historical Quiz followed
on Friday. This
is a written test that
gauges the entrants’
knowledge about the
history of Porsche, its
model line, and its racing
as well as technical
details of the cars. This
year it consisted of 75
questions, 50 of which
were “general” questions
answered, followed by 25 questions
specific to the Porsche model that
each entrant chose. Carey Spreen
represented Maverick Region in
the 914 class with a 5th place.
(continued on page 20)
A Woman’s View of Parade
By Sue Crimm
For me, Parade is a place to have fun with friends; after
all, it’s not just the cars, it’s the people! I get to catch up with
people not only from the Maverick Region, but from all over
the country. Plus it’s easy to make new friends because you
have something in common!
There are always fun things to do with your friends at Parade that
also take you to some of the more breathtaking parts of the area you’re
visiting. This year was no exception, and there was something happening
every day of the week, from going on a bus tour to 12 wineries
around the area, or a driving tour to Schweitzer Mountain, or a driving/bike
tour on Hiawatha Trail to Lookout Mountain. And this was just
a few of the activities we had to choose from!
We decided to do the Lunch Cruise on Lake Coeur d’ Alene. The lake
is gorgeous, and the mountains in the background are magnificent.
I didn’t know much about Idaho before this, but Coeur d’ Alene is a
fun city and with the lake, beach, and park right next door, makes it a
perfect place to raise a family.
We took one night to have dinner with a bunch of our Maverick
friends at a place called The Wandering Table. It’s in a new urban
development called Kendall Yards that features scenic views, diverse
businesses, and homes all within a five-minute stroll along the Centennial
Trail from downtown and the Davenport Hotel. The chefs at The
Wandering Table work directly with farmers and use the freshest produce
possible, therefore the menu is always changing. We had a sweet
potato chip and dip appetizer that was to die for.
I’d love to go back and do more sightseeing, but next year the PCA
Parade is in Lake of the Ozarks and I can’t wait to go explore that with
PCA also has a competition for
regional websites, and Maverick
Region took 2nd place in Class
V, regions with more than 800
members. Congratulations James
Shoffit and Bill Orr!
The Parade features an art show
every year, and Julia Underwood
submitted two items, both of which
won awards: 2nd place for a 911
grille containing various grille
badges, named “Lufteinlassgitter”
(air inlet grille) and Honorable
Mention for a quilt of the
Porsche crest, named “Esther’s
Deckelwappen” (lid emblem).
In the Golf Tournament, Maverick
Region First Couple David and
Tracy Robertson took 2nd place
in Team play. Additionally, the final
morning of Parade includes a
5K run/walk, categorized by age
group and gender. Our own Tracy
Robertson took 2nd place in the
Ladies age 40-49 class with a time
of 34 minutes 3 seconds.
James Shoffit accepts the website award
View from a Former Parade Kid
By Geneva Spreen
I was raised in the Porsche Club, so every summer I look
forward to the Porsche Parade. It’s ingrained in me -- every
June I get so excited I can even smell the tires and that signature
“Porsche smell.” I’m going on 21 years old now, but
when I was younger, I always looked forward to riding with
James and Wendy Shoffit, and their daughter Jasmine. We always had
games, movies, coloring books, you name it, and we had it in the back
of the truck to keep us kids occupied for 20-plus hours total driving time
to get to each Parade.
This was my first time competing in the autocross at Parade. My dad,
his girlfriend Sue, and I drove his 2008 Cayenne up to Spokane, WA
this year. We ran on Thursday morning, in the P17 Cayenne Production
class. As I mentioned, this was my first autocross with Parade, but I had
autocrossed before in the Maverick Region at Mineral Wells in my dad’s
1982 911 SC, so autocrossing a Cayenne was slightly different. The
course was surprisingly simple, just one turn that was more than 180
degrees, with a couple of slaloms thrown in. We each were able to run
four times against the clock, our fastest time taken out of those four runs.
This year, we were able to have an instructor in the vehicle with us, but
those runs don’t count. So for my first run, I had none other than the National
Autocross chair in the car with me for my first run, just so he could
tell me what I was doing wrong and what to fix to make my time faster.
There were only three ladies in my class, including myself, but the
competition was cutthroat. There was only differences of tenths and
hundredths of seconds between all three of us most of the runs. By the
end of it, Sue got 1st place with 46.373 seconds, and I got 3rd place
with 48.160. I didn’t really go in thinking I’d do well, but I was proud
of myself none the less, and afterward I was told I even beat the time of
some people with modified cars.
With this experience under my belt, I do have to say I enjoy autocrossing
the 911 better than the Cayenne, only because the 911 is
smaller and faster, and since I am my father’s daughter, I enjoy going
fast. Next time I go to Parade and autocross, it’s definitely going to be
a smaller car like a 911!
David and Tracy Robertson, along with
Caleb Kiebert, took second place
in the Parade Golf Tournament
Besides these competitive events,
the Parade offers driving tours
(both guided and on your own),
bus tours, wine and beer tastings,
and technical seminars, as well as
all kinds of events just for the kids!
The Arbor Crest Winery was one of
many self-guided tours available to
So if any of this sounds like fun,
take note that the 2018 Porsche Parade
will be held at the Tan-Tar-A
Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks in
south central Missouri, only about
500 miles from most locations in
Maverick Region. You’ll be glad
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/
2014 Porsche Boxster S; “The S meets the Painted Desert... and the twisty park roads... Photo by Jim Hirsch
July Trivia Questions and Results
By Jerry DeFeo
Sponsored by Zims Autotechnik
1. Brian Redman was offered a chance to go professional in
1967 which meant he would have to quit his job working
with his family in the ________ business.
a. Mortuary b. Auto Repair c. Men’s Clothing d. Grocery
Source: Feb 2007 Panorama, p 2
You can test your knowledge (or Google search ability)
of all things Porsche by participating in the monthly
trivia contest posted online at http://mav.pca.org/
trivia. Answers are due by the last day of each month.
The winner of the trivia contest receives a $25 gift
certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the
case of ties, a random drawing determines the winner.
The winner for our July Trivia is Tom Martin who answered
all five question correctly. Tom, please contact
Kirk at Zim’s to claim your $25 gift certificate.
The questions for the
July Trivia are shown in the
column to the right with the
correct answers below.
Answers: 1) d 2) b 3) b 4) a 5) d
2. His father said that if he left he could NOT come back; so
Brian left so as to make _______ a week as an F2 driver.
a. $50 b. $60 c. $75 d. $90
Source: Feb 2007 Panorama, p 2
3. When asked about the different tracks and the most
dangerous, Brian replied, “________.”
a. LeMans b. Spa c. Sebring d. Nürburgring
Source: Feb 2007 Panorama, p 2
4. Brian has the distinction of being actually credited with
coming in both first and second in the same race by
partnering with two teams in 1970. What was the track?
a. Daytona b. LeMans c. Nürburgring d. Targa Florio
Source: Feb 2007 Panorama, p 2
5. With the Porsche 911T, the T was for Touring, and was only
built for a short period of time. That being from the 1968
through the _______ model years.
a. 1970 b. 1971 c. 1972 d. 1973
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Maverick Monthly Social: Hilton Garden Inn
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ver 80 Mavericks dropped in to visit Porsche friends and had a blast at our monthly social - elegantly
decorated ballroom, dedicated bartender, and a 50% discount on all drinks just for our Mavericks!
Thanks to the Hilton Garden Inn at Richardson and its staff for wonderful hospitality.
Hope Shelter: Never Too Late to Give
By Chris Hamilton, Region Charity Coordinator
ope is not a dream but a way of making
dreams become reality, and that’s exactly
what the Mavericks continue to give to
The following is the mission statement of HOPE,
Inc. It exists to eliminate domestic violence through intervention,
offering shelter, counseling, support, and
education to promote the healing of abusive relationships.
It has proudly served the people of Palo Pinto,
Parker, Erath and Hood counties since its conception
in 1983, Hope is a non-profit organization governed
by a volunteer board and is staffed with trained professionals.
Hope is a United Way member agency.
The Maverick Region has been generous with cash
donations for the holiday party and other essentials for
the Shelter throughout the year. They call and we help
them with the basic needs: paper towels, tissues, razors,
shampoo, conditioner and more. They leave a message
asking is this too much?
Oh, the things that we take for granted day in and
day out. Please continue to give to this very appreciative
charity through the donation can at Happy Hours,
gift cards and money for the holidays, and new/used
clothing delivered by Chris Hamilton or Clara Lewis.
Our Maverick Region wants to continue to support
the Hope Shelter, but we want to reach out to OTHER
groups so that we can GIVE our time and not just
money. If you are interested in being a part of a committee
for Charity, please contact, Chris Hamilton @
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Tech Session Recap: Growler Motor Labs
By Peter Wen
uning is the simplest and the most cost effective
way to improve the performance
of your Porsche. When the opportunity
became available to get my car tuned and
dyno’d at Growler Motor Labs, I didn’t think twice.
Growler Motor Labs specializes in Cobb Tuning,
which is unique from other tuning products in the
marketplace. With its proprietary Accessport device,
you can easily modify your Porsche’s ECU by simply uploading
different maps. Plug the Accessport unit into
the car’s OBD-II port and you are good to go; no need
to remove the ECU or visit your mechanic. Currently
Cobb makes Off-The-Shelf (OTS) maps for certain
models of Boxster/Cayman, 996/997/991 Turbos, and
Macans. If more power is desired, OTS maps can be
fine-tuned (called ProTune) for your specific Porsche!
This process is also 100% reversible, since the Accessport
saves a copy of the original Porsche map during
the initial synch.
During the tech session, my Porsche completed
three dynamometer runs. The first run established the
baseline of the car’s performance. We then installed
the OTS map and ran the dyno again. After the second
run, with the OTS dyno data in hand, the Growler technician,
Grant Tillman, expertly “tuned” the OTS map
and created a custom ProTune map for my car. After
that was installed, we ran the dyno for the third time.
Before I get to the results, I must confess, I was a
nervous wreck during those dyno runs. Like an expectant
father, heart racing, palm sweating, I paced the
shop floor. My car was strapped down securely on the
all-wheel drive Mustang Dynamometer. After a brief
warm up, it was eased to around 2,000 rpm, then Grant
floored it all the way up to 6,700 rpm just before the
redline. The computer captured all telemetry data
from the ECU during the run, including horsepower
and torque stats.
Photos by Jim Hirsch
Standing next to my Turbo S while running pedal-tothe-metal
was a surreal experience. The sound coming
off the 3.8 liter flat 6 with twin turbochargers was like a
jet plane taking off. During the rapid acceleration, the
car emitted intense heat waves that sent all spectators
back a step or two. Once it surpassed 6,000 rpm, it was
so incredibly loud and intense that I felt I should kneel
and pray for my baby.
The results were
impressive. Power increased
8% with the OTS
map and 10% with the
ProTune, to 530 WHP
(wheel HP). With the estimated
loss, the estimated crank
HP was actually over 650
(BHP)! Torque had even more impressive gain from
the tune: 9% with the OTS and 13% with the ProTune
to 573 (ft-lb), a gain of 67 ft-lb!
With this much gain in power and torque easily
accessible starting at 3,000 rpm, the driving dynamic
(fun factor) improved drastically. Like Jeremy Clarkson
from Top Gear, I too wanted to shout: “More Power!”
My Turbo S felt like a new car. Drive it normally, there’s
no difference. However, when you push it, a new beast
emerges. The best part? The car still has the same
smooth and quick PDK shifts that we all know and love.
Sport and Sport Plus modes all continue to work, albeit
with more urgency and aggression. Launch control?
Yep. Step aside Tesla, this is the new ludicrous-mode!
I absolutely love the tune. It makes an incredible car
even better. Pound for pound (or dollars in this case),
this is one heck of a mod. I am so pleased with the results.
Oh, and one unexpected and unconfirmed benefit:
better fuel economy! Can this really be true? More
power and better MPG? Somebody pinch me!
Editor’s Note: Chris Sorrells also brought his 2017 Macan
S to this tuning session and had similar improvements in
performance numbers. See page 16 for details on our next tech
session and plan to attend.
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Historicizing Porsche: Experience Supports Present Endeavors
By Ash Seidl-Staley
Photo Courtesy of Porsche AG
istorians are often prompted to look to the
past because of current events. Whether
the purpose is to understand why current
events are unfolding, or just to reassure
themselves that everything will be ok, looking to the
past is beneficial. I was prompted to revisit additional
aspects of Ferdinand Porsche’s past this week when I
read the numerous headlines describing how Porsche
was backing out of Le Mans for Formula E. At first, I
couldn’t believe it to be true. I mean Porsche’s 919s
have been absolutely killing the competition in the
LMP 1 category. Why would they give that up?
Porsche, after winning the last three Le Mans races,
might be leaving one racing category on a high, but
what are the actual repercussions from moving to the
Formula E program? Is it really in Porsche’s best interest
to pursue Formula E? What are the benefits? And
has Porsche ever done anything similar in the past?
First, it is important to note that the last few years, but
this summer especially, has seen many European car
makers jumping into the Formula E circuit. Whether
it is because of diesel-gate, or just because they want
to boast a more climate friendly platform, companies
like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi have already committed
to the formula E’s strict program. Evidently the
German auto makers expect to utilize any mechanical
advancement created on the track for their electronically-propelled
production cars. Hybrids and electric
vehicles will finally receive the boost in development
they need to take more control of the auto market
currently running on petroleum. I for one am actually
excited. Many of the Porsche’s future innovations will
most likely be released in updated forms of the much
anticipated Mission E sports car unveiled in 2015. Or,
the company will come out with other mechanical processes
that might help me update one of my classics.
It all depends really. Porsche’s decision to compete in
Formula E puts it against global rivals including Renault,
Panasonic Jaguar, and Faraday Future Dragon
Racing, but considering Porsche’s pedigree, I like our
It is my opinion that Ferdinand Porsche himself
would not only approve of his company’s most recent
announcement; he would have actively played a role
in the Formula E car’s development. Many Porschephiles
know that the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle,
C.2 Phaeton model—the P1 for short—was the first car
that Porsche designed and built. In 1898, Ferdinand
Porsche’s employer at the time, a Mr. Ludwig Lohner,
had been convinced after his recent trip to the United
States that Europe was on the brink of an automobile
revolution. In his opinion, the days of the horse drawn
buggy were numbered. As a result, Lohner commissioned
Porsche to create an electric drivetrain with
which to propel his vehicles of the future.
Porsche built the P1 on
a wooden chassis, which
could easily accommodate
production of both
a coupe and an open top
variety. For propulsion,
Egger Lohner found in 2014
Porsche designed an
“octagonal electric motor,”
which was powered by a massive electric battery
mounted in a bed of shock absorbers at the rear of the
vehicle. The 44-cell, 80-volt rechargeable battery held
a capacity of 300 Ah, and allowed the vehicle to drive
up to 30 miles regularly, and up to 49 miles if the conditions
were correct and the battery was overcharged.
Additionally, Porsche mounted electric motors in the
hubs of the front wheels, giving them an output of 1.8
kW at 120 rpm. The vehicle moved and shifted on a
12-speed controller, and had the ability, through the
motors on the front axle as well as the mechanical
strap brake located at the rear axle, to brake at all four
wheels. Top speed for the vehicle was around 50 km/h
(about 30 mph), and the total weight of the vehicle
clocked in at just over 2,600 pounds.
What many people don’t realize about the P1 is
that from the moment of its birth, Porsche raced his
creation! On September 28, 1899, at the International
Motor Vehicle Exhibition held in Berlin, Germany,
Porsche entered the P1 into the 40 km race that was
announced to exclusively exhibit electric vehicles. Taking
on three additional passengers and setting out on
the vehicle’s first official race, Porsche steered his creation
into an easy victory, passing the finish line a full
18 minutes faster than his nearest competitor! A year
later at the Semmering Circuit near Vienna, Porsche
again took first place in his P1.
Our pedigree is strong in the electric market. Ultimately,
Porsche AG has learned that racing in the Formula
E program will be a less expensive endeavor for
its racing arms, and that the move will grant Porsche
technicians and mechanics the freedom to innovate
and create. In a way, Porsche production is coming full
circle. Just like Ferdinand Porsche did in the past,
Porsche AG will use the experiences learned through
electric vehicle production to build upon proven models
of excellence. Any and all future developments
coming out of the program will continue to wow racers,
gear heads, and the auto industry for many years to
come. Like I said, I can’t wait. Until the next historical
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A Case for Coatings: New Chemistry Means Better Protection
By Tony “Concorso” Varvel
Image courtesy of the Author
ver the years, we’ve all watched the advancement
of many products and technologies
and have learned the hard way, many times,
that most of the “technology” is nothing
innovative at all. Rather, an adjustment in labeling or
claim, a new bottle, and there you go: a new choice on
That being said, every once and while, a product
comes along that is a legitimate advancement. In car
care, quartz or ceramics coatings are the current discussion.
Coatings technologies offer a combination of
great looks and durability with an emphasis on durability.
Waxes and synthetic polymers are usually good
for 3-6 months, while coatings are good for 1-5 years
depending on manufacturing and application requirements.
Coatings bring a smaller, tighter molecular
structure to the composition and thereby offer a more
complete surface protection.
No matter the manufacturer, the preparation process
is critically important to the effectiveness of the
coating. So let’s look at some of the basics in coatings
prep. A good two-bucket wash is first. Blow dry if possible;
otherwise, take clean microfibers and a little instant
detailer, then wipe dry. The instant detailer will
help clean a little more and offers lubricant to prevent
further marring while drying. Now is a good time for
a thorough close inspection of your paint. You can kill
two birds with one stone by inspecting while claying or
using a surface prep mitt on the paint. Many times, I
can feel flaws in the paint more easily than than I can
Once prepped and areas for correction are identified,
it’s time to start determining the best products
and equipment for the job. Here’s a perfect example
of when not to get in a hurry. Using the least aggressive
materials possible, pick an obscure problem spot
on the car and test your thinking. Polishes, microfiber
discs, and foam pads come in a wide variety of shapes,
sizes and compositions, with all producing differing
combined results. More patience is required here.
After determining the right products to use, I start
the actual correction of the paint. Working in 2 x 2
sections, I work over the surface of the entire car, while
inspecting results constantly. Always be mindful of
where you are on the car while working. Edges, intakes,
fender folds, and other design features can be very
fragile. Extreme caution is needed to prevent detailing
disaster. Once paint is burned or polished through, the
finish is damaged. No going back, so please exercise
the utmost caution when working through the process.
It may sound funny, but it is very easy to get “lost” in the
work, and hitting a thin spot or weak edge can happen
in the blink of an eye. Taping off questionable areas
can save the worry as well.
After polishing is completed, another round of
cleaning is required. Most of the coating manufacturers
offer a final surface cleaner prep as part of the process.
It is imperative that you cover every square inch
of the surface intended for coating. Residue of any type
left on the paint surface will only inhibit the bonding
of the coating to the paint. Once the surface is clean,
you are ready to apply the first layer of coating product.
Applying a coating may be can be as straight forward
as spraying the product onto a microfiber cloth
and wiping on, or liquid dripped onto a felt-covered
sponge and applied in multiple layers. Either way, you
can achieve great results. The key is to go slow and be
very patient. Keep a keen eye on the exact area you are
working on and make sure to finish that spot before
moving on to the next. Once a coating is applied, you
need to let it cure for at least 24 hours before exposing
it to the elements or other cleaners. Once cured,
a coating is extremely resistant to breakdown from
degreasers and other heavy cleaners, and the impact
resistance to bugs is unbelievable.
The coating technologies offer great long-term
protection for your paint and other car finishes. That
does not mean that they are self-cleaning and can be
neglected, but with a little help from us, the coatings
make clean up a snap for the entire vehicle, while offering
significant protection from Saturday morning wipe
downs with your favorite detailing spray, as well as protection
from the abuse of the local machine car washes.
There is also a great amount of interest in the use of
coatings designed specifically for your wheels. With the
powerful brakes on your Porsche, you pay the price of
a lot of brake dust. And yes, the rim coating products
available do an amazing job of reducing brake dust
build-up and make cleaning much easier.
Pound for pound, coatings are the best the auto
care industry has come up with for overall maintenance.
They are well worth the time and effort to really
protect your investment.
I’ll leave you with a few words
It’s all in the details
of wisdom from the great Benjamin
Franklin. He once said, “A
little knowledge can be a dangerous
weapon.” So be very careful and mindful that
these are all imperfect sciences, and an abundance of
caution is vital to a successful result.
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Around the Bend...
By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor
elcome to the wonderful world of technicolor,
or Pantone color, or whatever this
new-fangled process is that allows Slipstream
to be printed in full-color now. For those of
us who remember life before color TV (or even before
TV, period), the September 2017 issue you’re reading
is truly a watershed moment.
The first Maverick Region newsletter was printed in
1963. Actually it was a single, typewritten 8.5 X 14 inch
page. Along the way, Slipstream became multi-page and
featured hand-drawn illustrations for covers before
photos could be easily added. Fast forward to this issue
and we have a 40-page, full color, professionally printed
journal highlighting member activities and adventures
with photos and text, along with over 30 club sponsor
ads to help defray printing costs.
Speaking of our advertisers, please thank them
whenever you do business with them as they
stepped up when offered our new advertising
package to help support the color printing
costs. Providing Slipstream in full-color would
not happen without their continued support.
You can find the Advertiser Index on page 34.
Now to a topic that aligns well with our Maverick
Region’s 55th anniversary - nostalgia. I traveled back
55 years in the article on page 6, and it’s special events
like our 55th anniversary that provides the impetus
for many of our members to remember other events
in their lives that closely involved Porsches or simply
driving on the open road.
After spending 31 days driving and over 8,000 miles
on road trips in a period of nine weeks, I can attest to
two often noted travel sayings. One, it is much more fun
and interesting to travel on any road named “Byway”
versus “Highway”. And, two, only a Porsche makes the
scenic route and the fastest route one and the same.
While you’re reminiscing during this 55th anniversary
of our Maverick Region, spend some time planning
road trips that will make new memories as well as
revisiting routes of the past.
Please be aware of one content change
beginning with this issue of Slipstream. Board
meeting minutes will no longer be published in
the newsletter, but will be posted online for
your reading at http://mav.pca.org/news/
minutes/. Carpe Viam!
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