Slipstream - September 2017


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

September 2017

Published by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America

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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

Upcoming Events

PCA Logo License Plate Purchase...................................... 6

Board Meetings............................................................... 7

Maverick Region Executive Council Nominations............... 7

Maverick Lunch Series...................................................15

Halloween Rally............................................................15

September Social: Porsche Heritage Birthday Party..........16

DE at MSR....................................................................16

PCA Tours to MSR.........................................................16

Tech Session.................................................................16

SUV Off-Road Adventure...............................................17

Autocross Schedule.......................................................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

Unclassifieds................................................................. 34

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

Event Dates



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.

New Logo

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.

Color Slipstream

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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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

certificate to Silver Fox!

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2017 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs


David Robertson


Autocross Chair

Mark Schnoerr

Vice President

Jim Falgout

Charity Chair

Chris Hamilton


Wendy Shoffit


Club Race Co-Chair

Pat Heptig



Richard Solomon


Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis

DE Chair



DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky


DE Equipment Mgr.

Hunter Allen

DE Hospitality

Rose Gohlke

DE Sponsorship

Daren Kirbo


Email List Moderator

Brian Scudder


Email List Moderator

Matt Platts


Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh


Histographer, Tenured

Charlie Davis

Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton


Monthly Social Chair

Stephanie Ho

Online Calendar

Karl Poulsen

PCA Tours Co-Chair,

Social Media

Bill Orr

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Mark Pitarresi


Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert


Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher

Registrar, Club Race/DE

Wendy Shoffit

Safety Co-Chair

Wayne Elliott

Safety Co-Chair

Bob Kramer

Slipstream Advertising,

Coffee Meets

Bill Kruder


Slipstream Editor

Jim Hirsch


Slipstream Content Ed.

Carey Spreen


Slipstream Event

Ad Design

Kurt Scaggs

Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears


Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

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Social Chair

Tracy Robertson


Tech Sessions Chair

Nikolaus Klemmer


Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard


TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard


Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo


Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos


Web Site Chair

James Shoffit



Ken Chandler,


Bryan Kerrick


2017 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative


Steve Bukoski


Scott Spradley


Jim Woolly



Mike Hamza



Joy Jones




Tracey Gross


Charles Bush


David Robertson


Randal Goodman


Leonard Zechiedrich



Jon Jones

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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

6 September

Announcing the 2018

Maverick Region

Executive Council Election

Nominations Committee

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.


8 September

Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

Shaad Bidiwala


2015 911 GT3

Jean-Patrick Bonny


2011 911 Carrera 4S

Antionette Campbell


2003 Boxster

Chris Halstedt


2012 911 Carrera

Alex Hill


2014 911 Carrera S

Jason Kim


2017 718 Boxster S

Terry Kopfer


2017 Cayman

Shibu Mathew


2005 911 Carrera

Debbie Perser


2007 Boxster S

Levi Plumley


2015 Macan Turbo

Victor Rojas

Flower Mound

2007 Cayman

Jonathan Shaver


2013 Cayenne GTS

Say hello to your fellow

Porsche drivers!

Flashing your high beams at fellow Porsche

drivers is a time-honored tradition . . .

Keep the flash alive!

Grant Spesard

(Laura Daste)

Oak Point

1986 944

Chris Sullivan


2010 911 Carrera 4S

Chantel Tennyson



2012 Panamera

Henry Truong

Fort Worth

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

Transfers In

Joseph Howard

Highland Village

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

Noel Muyco


Transfer From: GPX

2007 911 Carrera

Anniversaries: September

** 40 Years **

Robert Aines (Matt)

Michael Lockas

20 Years

15 Years

John Hamilton (Steve)

Jacob Roffe (Shifra)

Russell Villemez (Becky)

10 Years

Charles Barnes (Dianna)

Ginger Gabriel (Brett)

Todd Jirovec

Juan Luna (Rafael Abugattas)

Billy Stevens (Staci)










Flower Mound

5 Years

Chuck Anderson (Cindy)

Sean Atendido

Glenn Burgess

Tannia Chernivec (Michael)

David Cho

Peter D’Apice

John Labunski (Michael)

Randy Pair (Vicki)

Elizabeth Patterson (Michael)

Richard Zeigler (Jon)








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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


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

lunch break.

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

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

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations

By Bill Kruder, Region Advertising Chair

Photos courtesy of the Author

ell, this month’s encounter

took some


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

days later.

So here is the next in my series

of “conversations” I would like to

share with you . . .

Mike Mahoney,

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

12 September

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

Pismo Beach.

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

for it.

BK: How did you get into your passion

for Porsche?

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

proper description.

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.

14 September

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

streak started!

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

View a video of

the Grand Prix

via this QR code


Upcoming Maverick Region Events

16 September


Upcoming Maverick Region Events

Porsche Parade 2017: Mavericks Experience the Northwest

By Carey Spreen

Photos courtesy of PCA

he Porsche Parade is


PCA’s annual convention,

spanning seven

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

Spokane, Washington.

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

Porsche Parade.

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

18 September

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

and Marti!

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

to all!

Jerry Sutton

Myra Sutton

Ed Mayo





Carey Spreen

Sue Crimm



S12M (Cayenne,

showroom stock)

S12L (Cayenne,

showroom stock)

P06M (1972-77 911,


P06L (1972-77 911,


P12L (GT4/GT3/911

GTS, production)

P17M (Cayenne,


P17L (Cayenne,


P17L (Cayenne,


48.252 (3 rd )

44.829 (2 nd )

39.881 (1st)

45.881 (1st)

37.995 (2 nd )

42.525 (1st)

46.373 (1st)

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

that everyone

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

my family.


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

Parade participants

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

you did!

20 September

Porsche of the Month

Selected by Bill Orr

For instruction on how to submit your Porsche photos in the

POTM contest go to:

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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

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

Source: Porsche Sense 1984, A Collection of Terms from PCA



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Maverick Monthly Social: Hilton Garden Inn

By Stephanie Ho, Region Monthly Social Chair

Photos by Stephanie Ho


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

HOPE, Inc.

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?

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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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24 September

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

19% drivetrain

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

lesson, as always, stay safe, and Wrench on Mavs!

28 September

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30 September

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

the shelves.

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

see them.

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

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32 September


Maverick Region Unclassifieds

For Sale: 2011 Carrera GTS Coupe. Black exterior

with two-tone Natural Brown/Black leather interior

package. MSRP $121,940. 58,XXX miles. Options

include limited slip rear differential, PDK, heated

seats (Front), 19” RS Spyder wheels with center

locking, rear wiper, GTS sidestripes and model

designation, Sport Chrono Package Plus, BOSE

Surround sound system, XM radio, standard seats,

painted trim and instrument surround, instrument

dials in Carrara White, rear section of center console

painted. Excellent condition, all maintenance up to

date and always serviced at Porsche dealers. $62,000.

Contact Johnny Lam at or

469-878-6957. (09)

For Sale: 2000 Boxster. Arena Red with Grey

interior, 5-speed manual, L&N IMS bearing and

clutch package (pilot bearing, throwout bearing,

Sachs HD clutch) done at 46k miles, 17” Boxster

design wheels, new rear tires, sport package, water

pump and spark plug tubes at 44k, motor mounts,

coolant reservoir and horn contacts replaced, Top

Speed cat back exhaust. Body, interior and top very

nice. No track time. 54,200 miles. $13,500. Contact

Rich O’Day at or 817-691-

9993. (08)

For Sale: 2001 Boxster. Seal Grey with Grey

interior. 5-speed manual with 49,800 miles. Options

include the Sport Package, Comfort Package, and

17” wheels. Clutch replaced at 30,000 miles. Newer

brakes and tires. Well maintained. $9,125. Contact

Wayne Sanders at or 941-650-

5130. (08)

For Sale: 1996 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Polar

Silver Metallic/Black Leather. 50.5k miles. Sixspeed

manual with Porsche Sport Classic wheels.

AM/FM cassette player, 6 Disc remote CD changer.

Power seats with lumbar support. All original paint,

clean Carfax, 3rd Owner. Fully serviced at Porsche

Dealerships with all receipts. Porsche Certification

of Authenticity. $52,500. Contact Phil Berkebile at or 972-898-5689. (08)

For Sale: 1987 Porsche 924S. Red ext, black int,

more than 180,000 mi (exact mileage unknown),

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

(no catalytic converter).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 or Sue at scrimm182@ (07)

For Sale: 2011 Porsche GT3. Carrara White / Black

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. or 903-495-1362. (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 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 or 832-846-

0641. (06)

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Please email us at nametags@ to obtain them.

Advertiser Index

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Apex Automotive........................... 35

Attic Butlers.................................... 30

Autobahn Motorcar Group........... B.C.

Autoscope..................................... 33

Bennett Motor Werks........................ 7

Competition Motorsport.................. 29

Concorso Detailing......................... 13

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry........... 27

DFW Garage Design...................... 29

Ebby Halliday – Michael Picolo....... 32

Falgout & Associates, P. C............... 22

Fifth Gear Motorsports.................... 36

Garages of Texas............................. 3

Innovative Autosports....................... 5

Invisibra........................................ 10

Louden Motorcar Services........... I.B.C.

Marvelous Home Makeovers........... 26

Mayo Performance......................... 22

Mullenix Motorsport....................... 32

Mustard Racing.............................. 35

Nine-Eleven Automotive.................. 30

OCD’tailers.................................... 33

Park Place Porsche...................... I.F.C.

The Phoenix Insurance...................... 6

Porsche Plano................................ 24

RAC Performance........................... 11

RKT Techniques.............................. 22

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk... 35

Send My Parcels............................ 29

Silver Fox........................................ 2

Stuart’s Paint and Body..................... 8

Ussery Printing............................... 30

Zims Autotechnik............................ 29

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34 September

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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

minutes/. Carpe Viam!

36 September

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