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Slipstream - September 2017

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

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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 Lufteinlassgitter 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: 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 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 21

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