Slipstream - December 2017


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

December 2017

Published by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America

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Volume 55, Issue 12, December 2017

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PCA Tours Recap: Ray Roberts Lake ................................. 6

Tech Session Recap: “Brake” the News ............................. 7

Autocross Series Recap: The 2017 Season is Complete ..... 7

Mavs & Mochas Recap: Nordstrom at Northpark Center . 10

Kruder’s Cars & Conversation........................................ 12

Monthly Social Recap: Porsche Oktoberfest .................... 14

Book Review: Steve McQueen in Le Mans ....................... 18

Lube For Thought: Lubrication, Part 3 ............................. 20

Porsche of the Month .................................................... 21

Porsche Trivia ............................................................... 21

Halloween Rally III Recap .............................................. 25

Club Race Recap: MotorSport Ranch ............................. 29

Destination Restoration ................................................. 31

Upcoming Events

Huffaker Hughes Hope House Christmas Party ................ 15

All Member Party ......................................................... 16

Board Meetings ............................................................ 17

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

See more details and check for event updates via

the QR code here or our online calendar at

Mavs & Mochas: Highland Park Village ...................(Sat) 2

Maverick Toy “Drive”: Plano ....................................(Sat) 2

Founders Day Celebration: Texas Harley-Davidson ...(Sat) 2

Plano area lunch (each Monday) ...................... 4, 11, 18

Board Meeting .................................................... (Wed) 6

Lewisville area lunch ............................................ (Tue) 12

NO SOCIAL THIS MONTH .............................(Thu) 21

Richardson and Southlake area lunches ................(Thu) 28

Plano area lunch (each Monday) ............... 8, 15, 22, 29

Board Meeting .................................................... (Wed) 3

Lewisville area lunch ...............................................(Tue) 9

NO SOCIAL THIS MONTH .............................(Thu) 18

Richardson and Southlake area lunches ................(Thu) 25

Tech Session: Lubrication ...................................... (Sat) 27

All Member Party: Hackberry Country Club .......... (Sat) 27

Thirty Porsche 944s joined with

126 other Porsche models at the

November Mavs & Mochas held at

Nordstrom in Northpark Center to

set a new record for the number of

participants at this monthly event.

Photo by Jim Hirsch

Event Dates



On the Cover

The colors of the season as seen through the Guards

Red Cayman and the green PCA cones at the

October High Performance Driver Education event at

MotorSport Ranch.

Photo by Paul Moseley

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Sprockets: It’s Been Quite a Year

By David Robertson, Region President

his has been a great year! It has been so


much fun and such an honor to be the president

of the Maverick Region PCA in 2017.

I was introduced to the Maverick Region

PCA by a friend of mine. At that time, I had no idea the

club existed much less that here in December of 2017

I would be writing these words as the president. One

of the greatest aspects of driving a Porsche for me has

been as a member of this club!

I have met so many interesting people, forged many

friendships and have had many amazing experiences

over these years. When I picked up my first Porsche

I never imagined that I would actually get to drive it

on a F1 track, run it in an autocross, meet with hundreds

of other Porsche owners over coffee on Saturday

mornings, and join hundreds of others for multiple

day events around the country. There really is a lot to

our slogan of “driving friendships”.

Our club and our events continue to grow. The

DE and Club Race crew keep raising the bar higher

every year. The quality of our Maverick DE and Club

Race events is amazing! This year we started a multi

club partnership with Hill country and Lone Star PCA

as well as the BMW club to host two DE weekends at

COTA which have been a huge success. Add that to

our yearly Club race and advanced DE at COTA and

we have 3 events at one of the greatest racetracks in

the world! The participation in our Tours is among the

highest of any PCA region in the country and this year

we were one of the first regions in the PCA to host a

Porsche SUV event. New this year is Mavs and Mochas,

a once per month Saturday morning coffee gathering

that has been attracting over 100 cars on average and

continues to grow. Our social events only keep getting

better and older programs like tech sessions have been

reintroduced successfully. The buzz and excitement I

am getting from the Maverick Board Members indicate

that we have a lot to look forward to!

The Maverick Region is fueled by volunteers and we

can find a spot for you! Volunteering is a great way to

learn more about the club, meet other members and

have a lot of fun. Please email

Oh, did I mention charity? One of our main charities,

The Hope House, is having their annual Christmas

party on December 16 at noon and all are welcome to

attend. The party will be held at the First Presbyterian

Church, 300 NW Fourth Avenue Mineral Wells TX,

76067. Please email with any questions.

As a reminder, our board meeting minutes are now

online at

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This has been a banner year for the Maverick Region

PCA and the best is yet to come!


If you attended the October Mavs & Mochas event

held at Texas Harley-Davidson in Bedford, you might

have met this month’s honoree for the first time.

Furthermore, if you are a Porsche 968 owner and a

Maverick member,

you might have

met this same

person as a fellow

968 devotee

virtually via email

getting a personal

invitation to join

the October event.

In every case,

Rob Adams has

demonstrated great organizational skills in contacting,

coercing, and ultimately befriending a group of

Mavericks who may have felt unloved with their

relatively rare Porsche 968 models. Thanks to Rob and

his newly energized group of 968 owners, we now have

a very active Maverick Special Interest Group.

Thank you Rob for becoming a very active member

of the Maverick Region and for clearly demonstrating

our Region motto of Driving Friendships. Enjoy your

gift card 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

Concours Chair

Mike Mahoney


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

Marketing, Social

Media Chair

Bill Orr

Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton


Monthly Social Chair

Position Open

Online Calendar

Karl Poulsen

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Mark Pitarresi


PCA Tours Co-Chair

Tom Gomer

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

Tech Sessions Chair

Michael Baynton


Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears


Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard


Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

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TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard


Social Chair

Tracy Robertson


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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PCA Tours: Ray Roberts Lake

By Nick Maddox

Photos contributed as noted

he morning of this PCA


Maverick Tour started

with my Lyft ride to

Mark Pitarresi’s house,

where I would be riding shotgun

in “Betsey,” Mark’s 997. It was one

of the first colder days of the upcoming

winter season, paired with

a slight morning rain. After our

arrival, two 991 Turbo S’s pulled in

back to back, followed by a Cayman

GT4, and a 997 GT3. We had a good

mix of new and classic Porsches! A

crowd favorite was the beautiful red

1964 356 Coupe.

After meeting with my friend

Zachary Walker, we started talking

about Porsches and waiting for the

918 that was rumored to arrive.

Neither Zachary nor I are PCA

members, but we volunteered for

this Tour to be co-drivers for Mark

and Derrick Tate, respectively. I

was impressed by all the varieties of

Porsches in the parking lot.

Right before we started the

drivers’ briefing, the rumored 918

Spyder (with Weissach package)

in Martini livery made the corner

into the Grayson College parking

lot. Immediately the crowd that was

getting ready for the drivers’ briefing

completely changed their focus

to the beautiful 918 Spyder. The

owner parked his moving artwork

and people flocked around the car,

including my friend Zachary with

his Camera. Zachary was able to

get breathtaking, wallpaper-worthy


With the 918 counted in, we

began with 97 cars and 171 people,

making it the best-attended PCA

Tour of the year. The group Leaders

were Peter Wen, Derrick Tate,

John Harvey, Tom Martin, Young

Slack, Tom Gomer, Mark, and Bill

Orr. Mark and I led the secondto-last

group to leave. I was able to

get some great pictures and videos

before we set off. The weather was

Weissach Edition 918

(photo by Zachary Walker)

crisp and warm enough to allow us

to cruise with the windows down, so

we enjoyed the start of what would

be a great drive.

We began our drive through

Van Alstyne, where the roads were

great but not exhilarating. This was

more of just the beginning to the

beautiful roads and scenery that

would follow this town. Heading

into Weston, we found ourselves on

long straight farm-roads with some

sweeping, wide corners and mostly

open farmland scenery. The roads

in this town were

smooth, clear,

and entertaining

to say the least!

Our next

small town of

Celina was where

things slowed

down, and we

took several

90-degree turns

through the

downtown area.

A few more long

straights and

sweeping turns

later, we were

in Pilot Point,

which was also our designated rest


After a few great pictures, we

started back up again over winding

roads and more long straights just

outside of Tioga and Valley View.

White wooden fences lined the

sides of these farm roads and gave

me the feeling that we were miles

from any downtown city area. It

was very nice, quiet, and peaceful

(other than the sound of the 911

of course). Leaving Sanger was

my personal favorite point of the

Tour, with sweeping corners, great

straights, and beautiful homes with

lots of land and endless views. The

road that crosses the dam gave us

great views of Lake Ray Roberts! We

slowed down again heading into

the small towns of Aubrey, Krugerville,

Cross Roads, Oak Point, and

Little Elm because the remaining

portion of the Tour was more heavily


After 90.3 miles, the Tour ended

at the Hula Hut Restaurant in Little

Elm. The weather was perfect,

there were beautiful cars everywhere,

and we were right on Lewisville

Lake. Hula Hut was the perfect

destination with a massive parking

lot and a great lake atmosphere!

Mark & Rose Gohlke’s stunning 356 Coupe

(photo by Bill Orr)

6 December

Tech Session: “Brake” the News!

By Michael Baynton, Region Tech Session Chair

Michael measuring

brake rotor wear

t’s important to remember that purebred


sports cars like Porsches are not just about

“go.” In fact, one could argue that the

“whoa” is an even more critical component

of a performance car’s capabilities. Whether you are

cruising to your local coffee hangout, enjoying a spirited

drive on twisty back roads, or trying to find that last

tenth on the track, having well-maintained brakes can

often be the difference between enjoyment and panic.

To learn more about the various components that

make up a brake system, and to gain knowledge about

the variety of options available on the consumer market,

our most recent tech session on October 21 at

Bennett Motor Werks sought to shed light on this complicated

subject. Our generous host, Michael Bennett,

presented an informative and comprehensive overview

of common brake fluid

options, brake pad and rotor

choices, recommended

replacement intervals,

and even a discussion and

demonstration on proper

wheel torquing technique.

His expansive and immaculate

shop was a perfect

venue for “brake school.”

With over 50 Maverick

Region members in attendance,

Michael graciously

answered a variety of questions

and dispelled a lot

of myths about brakes. In

particular, there was a lot

Photos by Bill Orr

of discussion around the importance of replacing rotors

vs. turning them for an extended service life. Attendees

learned how to choose OEM vs. aftermarket

components, and also how to properly upgrade a braking

system (especially brake fluid) for track usage.

Interestingly, Michael had never owned a Porsche,

even though he has worked on them (and other famous

German brands) for over 25 years. He also sells

cars, and on this particular day he was representing a

gorgeous, low-mileage 996 for a client. Perfectly clean

inside and out, it garnered a LOT of attention from

our members that morning, with a lot of purchase contemplation

evident in the hushed conversations. Well,

Michael must have learned a bit from his guests about

a smart Porsche purchase, because Michael himself

bought that 996 a few days later. He’s now a proud

Porsche owner and one of our newest Mav members.

Thank you again and welcome, Michael!

Autocross Series: The 2017 Season is Complete

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

Photo courtesy of the Author


he 2017 Maverick Region

PCA / Equipe Rapide SCC

Autocross season is behind

us. For the most part, only a

few course marker cones were sacrificed

in ten events that averaged over 100 entries,

who each got at least six runs on

every course. That’s over 6,000 timed


By the end of the season, there were

almost 400 participants, including 120

novices and 27 drivers in the special

Porsche classes enjoying their cars at

these exceptionally well-run autocross

Sacrifice to the

gods of autocross

events. Ed Mayo, Julia Underwood,

Doug Edney and Mike Syler earned

points and participated in enough

events to qualify for year-end awards.

Nice driving! There will be an annual

banquet after the holidays again this

year where they will receive their awards.

The final event of the year was also

the Guns and Hoses Fund Raising Challenge

with some local police and firefighters

competing. Everyone had a

good time at the popular Lone Star Park

site and $5,000 was raised and donated

to this worthy foundation.


8 December

Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

JMichael Bennett


2003 911 Carrera 4S

Sue Crimm


1987 924S

William Davis


1999 Boxster

Matt DeVance


2014 Cayenne Turbo S

Yancy Devine


2015 Panamera S

Simon Dirnberger


1984 911 Carrera; 1985 928S

Fabio Falanga


2013 911 Carrera S

Charles Frazier


2016 Cayman

William Hughes (Hertha)

Eric Nottorf

Carol Ruehrig

Frederick Seipp

** 50 Years **

35 Years

25 Years

20 Years

Branton Worrell (Esther Jane) 20

15 Years

Bradford Kling (Sherrill)

Michael Rhodes (Laurie)

Blake Gebhauer-White


2004 Cayenne S; 1999 911 Cab

Jamie Goodnight

North Richland Hills

2017 Macan S

Darry Gorse


2017 Macan GTS

Gabe Keller


1986 911 Carrera

Michelle Kopfer


2017 Cayman

Daniel Layden


2014 Cayman

Jason Lee


2017 911 Carrera

Jon Macca


2006 911 Carrera

Anniversaries: December






Fort Worth


Theodore Martin


2013 911 Carrera S

Troy Myatt


1988 944

Emily Norris


2002 911 Carrera Grey

Jenna Padilla


2015 911 Carrera GTS

Bryan Piper


2000 911 Carrera 4

Peter Richards

Flower Mound

2009 911 Carrera S

Onder Sahin


2013 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Kenneth Soelmark

Wichita Falls

2012 911 Carrera

Mark Foglietta (Nick)

Laurence Maloney

Phillip Reed

10 Years

5 Years

Brandon Bartee

Sam Bibawi

Philip Crimmins (Diane)

Inger Dalen

Brian Kresse (Nikki)

Todd Oppermann

Ryan Riseman (William)

Joe Sircely

Pietro Venanzi

Jason Vodek

Robert Wondoloski (Christine)

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide,

contact John Hamilton at

Gary Stringer


2006 911 Carrera 4S


Olga Taylor


1980 911 SC Targa

David Valdez


2015 911 Carrera S

Lee Vardaman


2017 Cayman S

Transfers In

Tom Duesing


Transfer From: OHV

2006 Cayman S



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Affiliate Members: 883

Total Membership: 2,631


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Mavs & Mochas: Nordstrom at Northpark Center

By Ginger Heuerman, Porsche 944 Featured Model Host Photos by Andrew Barber

he November Mavs & Mochas venue was


the parking area adjacent to Nordstrom

at Northpark Center in Dallas. Nordstrom

was a wonderful host and provided complimentary

hand massages and mini-makeovers courtesy

of their Beauty team for our female participants. In addition,

they opened their Espresso Bar early and had

plenty of seating inside for those that found it a little

cold outside and provided a raffle for a His & Hers Fragrance

Set valued at $350.

The actual event featured the Porsche 944 model in

celebration of 35 years since the original introduction.

I was fortunate to be asked to drive Tom Leavitt’s 1983

model as he couldn’t attend. I loved it so much!

As usual, even though the event has a published start

time of 8:30 am, when I arrived at 8:00 am, there were

already over 70 Porsches in the lot! As the morning

continued, we had more 944s show up that we were not

aware had planned to attend, much to our shock and

delight! It was awesome seeing all the 944s lined up

and seeing all the

other Porsche models

represented. By

the end of the event

we had a total of 30

Porsche 944s attend

and a new record

attendance of 156

Porsches in total! It

was so majestic seeing

them all lined


From 1982 to Welcoming our Maverick members

1991, Porsche produced

163,192 of the highly re-engineered 944 model

series. As with the earlier 928 and 924 models, the 944

was a front engine, rear transaxle car. Available in coupé

or cabriolet body styles with either naturally aspirated

or turbo-charged engines, this production total made

the 944 the most successful car line in Porsche’s history

until the introduction of the Boxster and 997 Carrera.

The iconic sleek coolness of a Porsche 944 is so classic.

It is amazing that there have been over 295 movies

and TV shows with 944s in

them. I even saw one in the

2017 movie Get Out and in

Stranger Things 2 on Netflix.

For the Porsche trivia

buffs, 14,633 Porsche 944s

were produced in 1983. In

1984, the year the movie

Sixteen Candles came out,

that number skyrocketed to

26,539 making it

the highest production

year. The

following year The 1 of 1 Maverick quilt

the number produced

stayed high with 23,720 produced,

large part thanks to Sixteen Candles.

Finally, non-perishable food was collected

to donate to the North Texas Food Bank.

Thank you to all that brought donations.

The quilt that Ginger Heuerman made to

be raffled off at the Founders Day Gala on

December 2 was also on display for everyone

to see and purchase tickets. There is

still time to get your tickets. You can go to and

purchase the tickets online there. It is $20

per ticket or 3 for $50. It is a 1 of 1 quilt

made especially for our Maverick Region.

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversations

By Bill Kruder

Photos courtesy of Jack Griffin

ast month I introduced


you to Jack and M.L.,

beginning with how

they met at a party to

how M.L. introduced Jack to racing.

Keep in mind this was 1983-84,

two guys from small towns, having

the time of their lives racing some

of the best circuits in America. Little

did they ever expect where this

was going to take them.

So here is the “rest of the story”

in my series of “conversations” I

would like to share with you . . .

M.L. Speer, member since 2011,

Owner 2010 GT3

Jack Griffin, member since 1987,

Owner 1955 356 Continental

and a few more

Bill Kruder: So M.L., when we last

spoke, we never touched upon a couple

of your very big accomplishments in racing.

I think one involved A.J. Foyt?

M.L. Speer: Well, going into the

last race, the Finale (Thanksgiving

weekend 1983), I was trailing A.J.

Foyt in points for the Daytona Cup

but somehow I was able to snatch

the victory from Foyt.

BK: And beside the obvious,

beating the likes of A.J., why

was this race so significant?

M.L.: Finishing higher

than Foyt in that race

meant I had also won the

Daytona Cup (‘83), which

was awarded to the driver

that accumulated the most

points for the three Daytona


BK: Wow, and yet I think

there is one more very cool distinction

you have involving

Ferry Porsche?

M.L.: True, 1983 was a

very good year for me in

racing, as I also finished 7th

in the Porsche Cup challenge

and went to Stuttgart,

where I was recognized

12 December

at the Porsche factory by Ferry

Porsche. What a fantastic experience.

BK: And here I thought we were going

to get to the good stuff starting in Le

Mans, 1984! So now that I bring that

up, let’s get started; did you plan on one

day racing there?

M.L.: No I never dreamed of

driving Le Mans, but as luck would

have it, Union Oil and Buick approached

us to run the March/

Buick at Le Mans, as we were an

American team with an American

engine and would be the only team

running an American engine in the


BK: So I’ve heard Davidson Real

Estate was involved with your Le Mans

effort in 1983.

M.L: Oh yes, Davidson Real Estate

was one of our primary sponsors,

and that company as well as the

race were promoted on billboards

in Dallas and in the press. That year

the Starck Club was opening in Dallas,

and Davidson rented the club

for a send-off party for us to go to

Le Mans. It was quite a social function

and a good send off for us to

try and conquer Le Mans.

Jack Griffin in the Le Mans pit area, circa 1984

BK: So Jack, you were part of this


M.L.: No, Jack and I had been

racing together, and I just thought,

heck, if you would like to come with

us, why not?

Jack Griffin: Yes, M.L. just said

“Hey, we are going to Le Mans, so

how ‘bout you come along and you

can hang out in the pits with us.”

He added “. . . be sure to bring your

driving suit so you will look like you

fit in.”

M.L.: Well actually I was thinking

if he looked the part, he might

have a shot with the girls (laughing).

BK: But the story gets better for Jack?

M.L.: Oh, it sure does! He landed

a ride with a French team who

needed another driver. The Bussi

Rondeau team was looking and I

told them I know a big time American

driver named Jack Griffin.

JG: Oh yes, big time alright! I

had raced in all of four races, but I

said “Strap me in!” (laughing)

BK: But there was one problem unbeknownst

to the French?

M.L.: Well one slight detail we

left out was that he didn’t have the

required license to race,

since this required a Grade

B (one step below Formula

1 Grade A).

JG: Details (laughing).

So M.L. talks with someone

back in the states with

IMSA, they ask a few questions,

and sure enough I get

my Grade B license to drive

Le Mans.

BK: So tell me about the car?

JG: Well it was a Rondeau,

a private constructor Group

C prototype, powered by

Cosworth. Heck, they WON

overall at Le Mans in 1980.

BK: And M.L. what about

your car?

M.L.: Ken Madren,

Wayne Pickering, and my-


Yes, we were

the team

that was

testing the

Buick turbo

engine that

was the


to the engines


used in its


500 project.



were the

two fastest

Jack Griffin and M.L. Speer in 1985 with the Rondeau team qualifiers

at Indy in

self drove the March 84G Buick


prototype. We had a good qualifying

run but we retired after 11 of you two racing there was one more

BK: Now I’ve heard that after years

hours with engine failure.

race that put you in the same car?

BK: And I understand that engine JG: Yes, apparently M.L. was a

had some real significance in the future glutton for punishment, as I was

of U.S. racing?

invited back to race with the Bussi

Rondeau team, and I included M.L.

in the driver lineup for the ‘85 Le

Mans race.

M.L.: Jack and I co-drove with

Christian Bussi in the ‘85 24 Hours

of Le Mans, and we had a suspension

failure in the fifth hour of

the race. The left front suspension

broke loose from the chassis in the

right hand corner after the Mulsanne

Straight. I was able to get the

car back to the pits, but the damage

was not able to be repaired so we

were out of the race.

And there you have it, two guys

whose paths never ordinarily would

have passed, but pass they did. Jack,

who only wanted to “try” racing at a

DE, and M.L., whose goal was to

finish one IMSA race in 1977 and

would walk away a happy man. I

think we could agree that this

might be the true meaning of “Driving



Monthly Social: Porsche Oktoberfest Party at Uncle Buck’s

Photos by Tom Martin



averick Region members celebrated the October Monthly Social along with their Porsche German

heritage at the Oktoberfest Party held at Uncle Buck’s in Grapevine. “A good time was had by all”

would be an understatement. There are no Monthly Socials planned for November - January at this

but look for an email alerting you to the next planned event in the future.

Cheryl Koeppen with our 55th Anniversary

Founders Day banner

Cheryl Koeppen, David Robertson, and Dan Amado

sharing yet another humorous club story

Please plan to join us at

the many social events

planned for 2018.

Dan Armado was our Maverick host for the

evening, seen here with Stephanie Ho

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Region Safety Chair

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Upcoming Maverick Region Events

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Upcoming Maverick Region Events

Book Review: Steve McQueen in Le Mans

By Tom Martin

Images courtesy of Garbo Studios

t’s hard to believe


that it’s been 45

years since Steve Mc-

Queen’s film opus to

motor racing, Le Mans, first hit

the silver screen, resplendent

in all its anamorphic Panavision


Despite being panned by

Hollywood and the mainstream

movie-going public, the film was

universally accepted by dedicated

motor racing fans as a firstrate

account of the legendary 24

Heures du Mans endurance race.

Some say it is the greatest motor

racing movie of all time. I tend

to agree. If nothing else, it just

may be the best Porsche commercial

ever produced.

In 2013, Sandro Garbo and

his team of artists embarked on

a mission to recreate McQueen’s

Le Mans vision as a graphic

novel. In this respect, they have

met and exceeded their goal. The finished work, Steve

McQueen in Le Mans (Tribute Edition - Part 1) is a masterpiece

of collaborative artwork, where racing cars and

action are presented in a stunning collage of outstanding


The graphic novel, like the film, is basically a retelling

of the 1970 24-hour contest between the Porsche

917K and Ferrari 512LM entries, contested by both the

factory and private teams.

Unlike the film, this tome preludes with a recounting

of events leading up to the start of the previous

year’s event in 1969, the last time the drivers sprinted

to their cars to start the race. The attention to detail

is remarkable, from the numbers of the cars to the

colors and designs of the helmets of the drivers lining

Start of the 1969 Le Mans race

up for the start. One can discern

actual racing veterans Jo

Siffert and Jo Bonnier, as well as

fictional drivers Piero Belghetti

(who perished early in the film’s

flashback), Erich Stahler, and

Michael Delaney (McQueen).

Printed on high quality

0.15mm stock, the 64 page volume

contains over 300 full-color

illustrations that guarantee to

delight the reader’s eye. The

Ferrari red and Gulf Porsche

blue and orange hues are especially


The film “Le Mans” remains

popular even today as a historically

accurate depiction of

its era, focusing on racing at

the expense of both plot and

dialogue. In fact, there is no audible

dialogue from any of the

main characters within the first

37 minutes of the film.

The graphic novel, however,

injects dialogue that is only implied in the film. This

may be because subtle nuances displayed in the movie

that would not require dialogue could not be reproduced

in a static illustration. To the uninitiated, this

may be necessary, but like the film, the plot and dialogue

are expendable, if at all necessary. The real star

of the volume is the breathtaking artwork.

Belghetti and Delaney before the crash

There are more than a few variances from the original

“plot,” most not worth mentioning. But it should be

noted that English was evidently not the primary language

of the original writer of the novel. For example,

“laps” are referred to as “rounds.”

But let’s get back to the artwork, and give credit

where credit is due. Artists Florian Afflerbach, Jared

Barel, Julien Dejeu, Thomas Lebeltel, Guillaume Lopez,

and Pierre Ménard have created some of the most

vivid images of racing cars of the era at speed. The

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Le Mans Movie “Extras” from Tom

If you’d like more background on the film Le Mans,

there’s plenty of print content out there. One could

literally spend a small fortune pursuing every available

tome. Two recommended volumes are written by

renowned photographer, filmmaker, author and

competitive Porsche driver Michael Keyser.

A French Kiss with Death

Behind Le Mans: The Film in Photographs

On a final note, the film Steve McQueen: The Man &

Le Mans is making the rounds these days, but I cannot

recommend it, as (in my opinion) it is a tawdry and

plodding account of the making of the film.

But that’s me, and I’m just sayin’ . . .

Delany with Vic Elford in his mirrors

nighttime and dawn images are the most impressive.

The rest of the artwork is merely superb.

This volume makes a superlative coffee table book,

provided no one ever drinks coffee on that particular

table. As a collectible, it is a must for any Porsche fan,

or any devotee of the film. And if one is considering

this novel as a holiday gift for their favorite Porschephile,

it’s certainly a no-brainer.

Part 1 of the graphic novel ends with the famous

scene where Delaney’s 917K is destroyed against the

Armco barriers after Indianapolis corner. Garbo Studios

hints that Part 2 will be released sometime in 2018.

What will happen next? Hang onto your seats for the

exciting finale!

Porsches in the Movies

Can you name the movies that featured these Porsche

cars? Answers can be found at the bottom of the

previous column.

“Michael, I want you to drive flat out. I want Porsche to

win Le Mans!”

Featured movie Porsches:

Le Mans; Risky Business; Bull Durham


Lube for Thought: Lubrication, Part 3

By Mike Mahoney, Region Concours Chair

Images courtesy of the Author

o far we’ve covered



oil, additives,

why you need

to change your oil, with

viscosity being the single

most important factor in

selecting a lubricant. In

this installment let’s discuss

synthetics and gear oils.

Synthetic lubricants

have become mainstream

in recent years for one

simple reason: synthetic lubricants

are the best technology out there

today for lubrication. As with most

things, there are lots of opinions.

I’m not going to get into the various

opinions here; however, my

opinion after 36 years in the oil

business is that synthetic lubricants

are far and away the best choice for

your Porsche. By the way, Porsche

thinks so too! I will add one caveat:

your vintage Porsche may be the

one exception. Mainly because of

those nasty leaks that pop up now

and again, predominantly in our

vintage cars. It’s just a waste of

money if that expensive oil is just

going to leak out. Also, there are

many mechanics that feel synthetic

lubricants cause leaks in older cars

simply because of the technology

in machining that existed at the

time of manufacture. This could be

debated for years, and there are always

exceptions to the rule. When

in doubt consult your trusted

Porsche specialist.

Newer Porsches use synthetic oil

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So what is a synthetic lubricant?

Synthetic lubricants can begin as

a chemically modified petroleum

molecule, or they can be synthesized

from other raw materials.

There are various categories of base

stock, which is the building block

of a lubricant. A common and very

effective base stock is called PAO or

poly-alpha-olefin, which is a polymer

made by polymerizing an alpha-olefin.

But I digress . . . . These

are considered group IV base stocks

and are some of the more common

synthetic lubricants. Group V are

synthetic base stocks that are 100%

chemically made, and for the most

part, used in applications other

than automotive.

The simplest way I can explain

why synthetics last longer, improve

fuel mileage, and extend the life of

metal components, is that all the

molecules are of similar shape. In

a mineral or conventional hydrocarbon-based

lubricant, the molecules

may be round, but they are

not the same size. So it may have

basketball, baseball, and golf-ball

sized molecules -- all round, just

different sizes. In a synthetic, all of

the molecules are, let’s say, the size

of baseballs. This reduces friction.

This in essence is one of the main

reasons synthetics perform so well.

In addition, through the chemical

process, there are no impurities

that can contribute to the degradation

of oil. Again, when in doubt,

consult your Porsche specialist.

Next I want to touch

on gear oils. We have gear

lubricants in various components

on our cars, with

the gearbox, transaxle, and

differential being the main

areas. Gear oils are different

from engine oils insofar

as they are not subjected to

the same contamination as

engine oil. And because of

that, they don’t require the

same amount or types of

additives. They will have extreme

pressure and anti-wear additives,

but not detergents or acid neutralizers.

So without contamination or

heavy additives, the oil lasts longer.

Gear oils are typically of higher

viscosity to counteract the heat,

and are also multi-viscosity to aid

in cold startup. In addition, for the

most part, the gear oils in your car

are all synthetic. This allows them

to stay in service much longer.

This concludes our series on

lubricants. I hope you now have a

better understanding of the role oil

plays in your car.

Look for information about an

upcoming Tech Session on lubricants

that will be held on January

27 at Park Place Porsche. Additional

information will be posted on

our Facebook page and sent to you

via direct email.

Porsche of the Month

Selected by Bill Orr

Iris Blue 1994 Porsche 968 Photo by Rob Adams

For instruction on how to submit your Porsche photos in the

POTM contest go to:

October Trivia Questions and Results

By Jerry DeFeo

Sponsored by Zims Autotechnik

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 October 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 October Trivia are shown to the

right with the correct answers below.

1. In 1951 Porsche was struggling to meet demand for its cars

and needed a proper factory. Which company hired Porsche

to do some consulting work to earn the needed funds?

a. Ford b. Rambler c. Hudson d. Studebaker

Source: Porsche Panorama, Jun 2017, p 4

2. In 1967 Porsche race driver Richard Attwood tells us that

the car he was driving at Spa would NOT start. Why would

the car (Ferrari) not start?

a. Battery was dead b. Starter motor was jammed

c. Carbs could not get fuel d. Starter button had a short

Source: Porsche Panorama, Jun 2017, p 88

3. In 1994 Porsche had a few items that were unique to the 911

Speedster. Which of the following was NOT one of them?

a. Manually operated folding top b. Lower windshield

c. Leatherette door panels with leather armrests

d. 17” wheels in body color (except Black)

Source: Porsche 1994 Fact Book, p 79

4. In 2007 which Maverick was appointed to be the PCA

National Awards Chairman?

a. James Shoffit b. Linda Bambina c. Jan Mayo

d. Wendy Shoffit

Source: Porsche Panorama, Feb 2007, p 68

5. In 2008 the Panamera specs were released from Porsche.

Which of the following is NOT True?

a. Production would be at the Porsche Leipzig facility

b. Engines would be built in Stuttgart

c. Painted body shells would come from VW

d. Parts content would be 82% German

Source: Porsche Panorama, Jan 2009, p 38

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Halloween Rally III Recap

By Cathy Philipp

Photos by George Luxbacher

averick Region Porsche


enthusiasts swept

through 74 miles of

spooky roads from Allen

to McKinney participating

in the “Broom Ride Road Rally.”

The weather was perfect for this

October 28 celebration of fall and

friendship that marked the region’s

third annual Halloween Rally, organized

by Don Sebert and George



in 33 cars


out ghouls

in graveyards,

while being


to not

stop for a

nap with

old Van


Thirty-three teams


headed out for this rally


while others masqueraded as

damsels and knights. Starsky and

Hutch chased ZZ Tops as they tried

to discover if Jimmy Hoffa’s body

was buried at Charley’s Cement


The rally teams

were challenged

to search for signs

to unravel frightful

word puzzles


such as driving

by the headless

horseman while

spying mystical

dragons and rams

from photographs

taken along the

route. We chose

not to stop for bait

sandwiches, but

were tempted by the grass-fed beef

hamburgers. Teams tried not to be

pranked when following directions

to “stay on the route” through devilishly

crooked backroads, conjuring

up their witchcraft to troll for

monkeys in palm trees and 24-hour

air. Teams were warned not to be

superstitious when passing through

Climax, TX, and overcoming their

triskaidekaphobia (fear of #13).

Ralliers were rewarded for their

otherworldly adventures when they

landed their Porsche “brooms” at

the Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney


com/). Thank you, Shane, for allowing

us to sweep in and use this

combination specialty guitar store

and concert hall for sharing Halloween

camaraderie with Maverick

Region Porsche friends.

All enjoyed the treats of

pizza and refreshments

that were generously

provided by our Maverick


Awards were given to

the top three finishers, as

well as the DLBF (Dead

Last But Finished) who

should feel encouraged

because they have only

one way to go in future

rallies . . . up!

First place “ralliers” - Tom and Jan Martin

The winners were:

First Place driver/navigator

team Tom and Jan Martin

Second Place driver/navigator

team Betty and Clay Perrine

Third Place driver/navigator

team Mary Anderson and Tom


The coveted DLBF (Dead Last

But Finished) award went to driver/navigator

team Chris and Gabe


Prizes were also awarded for unearthly


First Place went to the four lumberjacks:

Saundra and Jon Hamel,

and Rose and Richard Pope.

Second Place went to Guinevere

and Lancelot, BJ and John Harvey.

Third Place went to witch and

horned orc Sue Crimm and Carey


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Club Race Recap: MotorSport Ranch

By Glen Gatlin Jr.

Photos courtesy of the Author

otorSport Ranch was


established in 1996 by

owner and founder

Jack Farr. Now over 20

years later, it continues to turn out

top notch drivers that dominate

various classes throughout the

region. There were several points

championships decided at this

event. This year’s race was run on

the 1.7 mile configuration. Track

sections include Ricochet, a high

speed off-camber downhill section

that’s blind on entry. Tombstone,

on the back side, is a long tripleapex,

high speed left hander. Big

Bend is a high speed left turn leading

onto the main straight. Rattlesnake

differentiates itself as a very

significant braking section after the

high speed main straight, turning

right and uphill into a tight twisty


Notable finishes included

Glenn Wiedenbeck out of Sulphur

Springs, TX. Glenn beat local Dallas

racer David Hodges for the

Spec 996 Championship, coming

in first in both the points sprint

race, where David DNF’d (did not

finish), and then again in the Enduro,

where they both went the full


Glenn echoed many racers’ comments

with “Great race, great place,

On the Spec 996 podium:

Glenn Wiedenbeck ,David Hodges

great hospitality, more people need

to make this event next year.”

Jeannie said it best when describing

her husband. ”Glenn goes

all in with the things he loves and is

a machine when it comes to racing.

Two years in a row National champion.

I’m a super proud wife!”

Spec Boxster brought great racing

with top tier talent, including

Livio Galanti, the new owner of

another local track, Eagles Canyon

Raceway. Livio finished first

in both the Red group Sprint and

Red Group Enduro. Livio and his

wife Paula have big plans for Eagles

Canyon; they are making numerous

upgrades including amenities,

grinding down and patching rough

areas, and the swankiest brake

markers ever! Paula Galanti said

they hope to attract more women

participants in Drivers’ Education,

car control clinics, and racing. Our

region appreciates the passion this

couple displays not only for each

other, but for Porsche Club and

gearheads across the board!

Second place in Spec Boxster

sprint was Brett Gabriel, followed

very closely by John Gladwill. In the

Red Group Enduro they swapped

spots with John edging out Brett

for second spot. It was a very close

race across the class with notable

performances by Bernard

Nussbaumer, Denis Boulle,

and Keith Olcha. Way to go

Spec Boxster! This class is

great to watch and one of

the most closely contested


There was some great racing

in 944 SP1, with Steve

Coomes winning the championship

this year with a win

in SP1. Steve won the Sprint

and Pat Heptig won the Enduro.

It was really fun watching

these masters work their

cars to the limit, literally the

whole race -- wow!!

In GTC4, new PCA racer Barry

Bell excelled, winning both the

Sprint and Enduro in that class. Joe

Still from Huntsville, AL (Heart

O’Dixie Region) cemented his

GTC4 National podium finish

with two solid second place results

in both the Sprint and Enduro,

utilizing dual support from local

shop ToppRacing and his home

shop Goldcrest Motorsports. Joe

also came in for a tie finish for longest

tow award against both Rocky

Mountain Region PCA’ers Walt

Fricke and GTA1 National winner

Dale Hartzell.

Barry Bell, Lisa Bell, and chief engineer

of Quirt Racing, Quirt himself!

Lisa had the quote of the weekend…

”Love Family, Love Life!”

Notable quotes:

Veteran PCA racer Steve Kent

brilliantly stated ”It’s still not the

cars, it’s the people!”

National Scrutineer John Rickard:

”It’s amazing how talented

these fields are. The racing is neck

and neck, yet my job has been easy.”

Thanks to National staff: Steward

Mike Hoke, 15-year Timing and

Scoring veteran Michael Wingfield,

and Scrutineer Jeff Burger.

Thanks again! Great race, great

people, great event!


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Destination Restoration: Mavericks, I’ve got a noise...

By Ash Seidl-Staley

Photos courtesy of the Author

hen one thinks of restoration, one usually

thinks of a barnyard find that gets com-


pletely redone, or a scrapyard junkie that

receives a $30,000-plus make over; anything

that could hypothetically roll across a Barrett-Jackson

auction block really.

But, like I’ve stated previously, restoration can and

should also mean proper upkeep and regular maintenance

of your vehicle. Restoring and prolonging the

longevity of your Porsche is in the best interests of you,

your vehicle, and ultimately, your wallet. There are not

that many of us that have the time or the resources to

restore the high-ticket show stoppers, but what we can

do is replace air filters, change the oil, and update/

restore ignition components.

I was beyond excited when we finally signed the

deal on the house in Forney. Not only do I have a roof

over my head to work, but that Texas sun can no longer

unremittingly scorch the luscious red paint of my

Porsches! Although she sits solo—the 914 is still parked

in my mother’s garage—the 944 absolutely loves her

“garage queen” moniker. And considering my work life

has kicked into high gear, both cars will most likely remain

on classic or vintage storage status for the foreseeable

future. But don’t fret Mavs -- this is where proper

maintenance and restoration falls into play.

Porsche 944 - Garage Royalty

While stored

- even in winter

- I run, drive, or

at least start the

944. I try to keep

the procedure to

once every two

to three weeks,

with every other

start-up leading

to a spin around

the block. Checking

gauges, fluid

levels, electrical

operations, and

later, the all-important

oil is one

of my favorite

things to do with

my cars.

Chirping sound emanates from the front

and rear of the engine compartment

I also love - it’s a bittersweet love by the way - to listen

for noises like pings, knocks, scrapes, and thuds. This

past Saturday I heard such a noise immediately upon

the 944’s start-up. At first it sounded like a squeak of

a wheel. Not like a pulley’s shimmy and squeak, or the

start of a belt squeal, but like a double chirp. While

under the hood sometimes it sounds as if the intermittent

chirping is coming from the front nose cone area,

but it can also sound as though it’s originating from

the brake booster area. From the cab, the sound really

seems to come from the heater core. The chirping

echoes out of the air vent system, almost like a budgie

is stuck somewhere in my dash!

Now I’ve been stumped many times, but this one has

really got me. I mean I’m not an avian enthusiast, and

the car, despite the noise, is running phenomenally. It

gets stranger: as the car warms up, the chirp occurs randomly,

but, once at operating temperature, the chirping

is less frequent. The noise occurs throughout all

the thirty minutes of the car’s run time, and not once

am I able to pinpoint its origin. Now, as far as I can tell,

all operations of the vehicle feel dialed in. No errors to

report, other than that I need some air in my tires, and

that I have a budgie in my heater core.

Now here is the really really weird part: after a tenminute

stint the next day, the chirp died away before

operating temp was reached, and it did not resurface

throughout the remaining twenty minutes of idle time

back at home. Like I said, stumped. I either need to

research “ghost chirping in a 944,” or start looking

around my block for lost bird fliers. Wish me luck and

Wrench on Mavs!


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Maverick Region Unclassifieds

For Sale: 1981 Porsche 911 SC. Red with tan interior.

In great condition with 69K miles. Well maintained

mechanically. Needs a couple cosmetic repairs on the

interior. Has new tires, replaced the leather steering

wheel cover, interior carpet, fuel pump, converted/

updated AC, the engine has been rebuilt and is

properly regulated. If you’re looking for a fun classic

car this is the one for you. Very dependable and always

garaged. Asking $44,900. Contact Jennifer Graham at or 817-528-7108. (12)

For Sale: 2014 Porsche Boxster S. Agate Grey

exterior with two-tone Agate Grey/Pebble White

interior. Showroom condition with 4,300 miles.

PASM, DCT, sport exhaust, power seats, full frontal

clear bra, 20” wheels and many other extras. Asking

$53,000. Contact Jack Cicerello at jcicerello@ or 972-235-5543. (12)

For Sale: 1985 Porsche 944. Guards Red with Black

interior. 133,000 miles. Excellent condition. Vehicle

just had major restoration of engine, suspension,

power steering, brakes, and interior 3,000 miles ago.

Fresh repaint and fresh re-seal of engine with new

belts, adjusters, water pump, thermostat, gaskets,

valve job, and more. Too many new parts to list in

this ad, please see the online ad at

Classifieds/classifieds.asp for complete infomration.

Asking $10,900. Contact Jeff Queen at jeff_queen@ or 770-335-2854. (12)

Wanted: 2009 or 2010 Grey or Silver Carerra S

Coupe. Manual transmission, reasonably low miles in

pampered condition. All records appreciated. Contact

John Polivka at (12)

For Sale: 1978 Porsche 911 SC Race Car and

Trailer. White with Black interior. Currently setup

for World Racing League endurance racing (3

podiums in 4 races) but could be converted to PCA or

other racing series easily. Recent top end rebuild with

no races on the motor since. Lots of spares and very

well maintained. Trailer is a kwik-load rollback trailer

with 8K winch, spare tire mounted and LED light

upgrades. $35,000 for the package. Will sell car alone

but prefer to sell as a package. Contact: Paul Hoch at or 940-594-5714. (11)

For Sale: 1984 Porsche 944. Guards Red with Black

interior. 5-speed. Clean 2-owner car. Bought from the

original owner earlier this year. Not a show car, but

an awesome driver. 95% stock, never raced. Clean

Carfax. Upgraded to LED headlights. Rare Saratoga

glass top (plus original painted sunroof.) Odometer

had 62k when purchased, however it was nonfunctional.

Estimated miles around 75-80k. Complete

tune up done with timing and balance belts. Asking

$13,000 and will consider trades for Porsche 914 or

air-cooled VW. Contact Steve at dumas_69@yahoo.

com or 214-538-4789. (11)

For Sale: 1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Guards Red

with Tan Interior. Owned since 2004 as 3rd owner with

all maintenance history/records included. Not a drip

of oil on garage floor, or whiff of exhaust smoke. New

camel leather seats in 2013, stereo in 2015 (still have

the original working Blaupunkt if you’re a purist).

State of the art radar system. Power windows, mirrors,

doors, cab top, heat and a/c all work perfectly. Always

garaged & babied, 85k Miles, Excellent Condition.

$59,995. Contact Rick at or

214-587-6766. (11)

For Sale: 2001 C2 Carerra. Speed Yellow with black

leather interior. Deviated yellow stitching, yellow seat

belts. 51,5xx miles. Unmodified, has not been tracked

to my knowledge. 6-speed transmission. Fresh

inspection on 9/18. 18” wheels. Garaged under cover;

only driven on dry days. I need the shop space for my

next project and cannot find convenient rental space.

Asking $23,000. Contact Carl Orton at corton@ or 817-999-5720. (10)

For Sale: 1985 Porsche 911 Targa. Guards Red with

Tan interior. Owned for the last 16 years as the 3rd

owner. 98,630 miles. Leather totally re-done with

hand rolled piping in the original beautiful tan leather

back in 2005-ish. Has been garaged by all owners and

is an absolute gem. Has two small issues: Passenger

back seat backing has deteriorated and needs to be

fixed & very small oil leak that it has had over the last

few years has become a little bit bigger. Very clean

inside and out. Very dependable and DEFINITELY

a head turner everywhere you go. Engine has been

perfectly maintained by all. Asking $48,500. Contact

Kelly Loter at 214-458-8122 or


For Sale: 1987 924S. Alpine White with tan/black

interior and 76,825 indicated miles. Completely

refreshed from top to bottom by national PCA

technical specialist and PCA member team. Full

body respray in original Alpine White color, original

Porsche cloth interior. Engine runs strong, automatic

transmission shifts crisply. Everything works

including the power tilt roof. $7,200. Contact Bill

Burris at or 310-463-5781. (10)

For Sale: 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Limited Edition.

Light Ivory/Black/Black. Original owner, purchased

new 09/74. Body straight, never bent. 90% original

paint. Set up for DE. Blueprinted and balanced

“killer” fuel injected engine by Ed Mayo. Suspension

also by Mayo Performance. Race seats and harnesses

(also have originals). Remote oil cooler. Polished

Fuchs wheels with Bridgestone street tires plus Mahle

track wheels (gas burners) with NEW Hoosier R1’s.

All records. $25,000. Contact Bill Dawson at 214-

415-1102 or (10)

Advertiser Index

Advertising rates available upon

request. For more information contact

Bill Kruder at

Apex Automotive .......................... 23

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

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

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

Bennett Motor Werks ..................... 13

Competition Motorsport ................. 35

Concorso Detailing ........................ 15

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry .......... 11

DFW Garage Design ..................... 35

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

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

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

Growler Motor Labs ...................... 28

Garages of Texas .......................... 27

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

Invisibra ....................................... 28

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

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

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

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

Mustard Racing ............................. 23

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

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

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

The Phoenix Insurance ................... 15

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

RAC Performance ............................ 3

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

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk .. 23

Send My Parcels ........................... 32

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

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

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

Zims Autotechnik ........................... 35

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Around the Bend...

By Jim Hirsch, Managing Editor

ell, you are now on the final lap of 2017!


I hope that you, your family, and your

Porsche(s) have had a healthy, wealthy,

and wise trip around the sun these past 365

days. With 2018 just around the corner, it’s important

to start the new year with an enthusiastic attitude and a

willingness to work with whatever comes your way.

With the new year and its accompanying resolutions

in mind, please take some time and consider how you

can contribute your time and talents to the Maverick

Region in support of your fellow members. Keep in

mind that all of the Porsche-based experiences we offer

to our membership are fueled entirely by volunteers.

We actually can use help in almost every event we

offer. Here’s a short list of opportunities to help you

consider where you would most like to help.

On the social side:

• Parking assistants for our monthly Mavs & Mochas

• Coordinating and hosting our monthly

evening socials

• Providing help with set-up and member

welcoming at our large annual events such

as Founders Day and the All Member Party

On the driving side:

• Being a drive leader or sweeper during our PCA

Tours events

• Assisting with our Rally events

On the competitive side:

• Participating in our autocross events

• Participating or instructing in our High

Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events

No, that’s not a complete list of volunteer

opportunities, but it gives you an idea of the varying

events we offer to our members. For more information

on these and others, email

Finally, I am in need of a member willing to take

over the editor duties for Slipstream. Ideally, your prior

experience would include desktop publishing and

familiarity with Adobe software such as InDesign and

Photoshop. Please contact me directly at editor@ and I’ll be happy to provide you more

details and discuss the actual tasks associated

with publishing our newsletter each month. I

can guarantee your 2018 will be enjoyable if

you volunteer to give back to our Maverick

Region. Carpe Viam!

36 December

Hiram Saunders, Slipstream

155 Jellico

Southlake, TX 76092

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