Slipstream - January 2018

maverickpca

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

all shared together over our fiveday

trip. After stuffing ourselves

with good food, we finished the remainder

of the trip arriving to our

hotel just after dusk.

Day One of Palooza started off

with breakfast, then hopping in the

car for the short drive to the convention

center for our tour’s driver

meeting. After receiving our maps

and meeting our drive leaders, we

were off. This day’s choice was Buffalo

River Tour with a stop at Ozark

Café in Jasper, AR for lunch. We

continued on the great roads of

hills and valleys making it back to

Eureka Springs with enough time

for us to stop off at the local car

wash before heading back to the

convention center for the nightly

dinner.

Day Two started off much like

before; breakfast and driver meeting.

This day’s route was the Southwest

Missouri Tour. On our drive

we stopped off at the Dogwood

Canyon Nature Park in Missouri,

which was a beautiful park. We

enjoyed walking along some of the

trails, looking at the natural waterfall,

and checking out the two-story

tree house.

We continued on our tour, stopping

in at the College of the Ozarks

to have lunch and ice cream. Again

after stuffing ourselves, we were

back in the cars (anyone see a trend

here?) on to the brief stop at one

of the many area dams for a photo

opp. We ended back at the hotel

way ahead of schedule, so we decided

on our own route for another

drive. This led us to Beaver Lake,

Castle Rogue’s Manor

with a stop

at the nearby

Beaver Dam for

pictures of our

cars next to the

water as the sun

set.

Day Three

was a short

morning tour

to Castle Rogue’s Manor. The tour

was short, as Saturday was the big

Palooza Car Show and police-escorted

parade through the downtown

streets of Eureka Springs.

The car show feature close to 300

Porsches, ranging from the 356 to

the 918 Spyder. I think the only car

not represented was the Carrera

GT.

After the fun parade through the

town, with the locals waving gourds

as we drove by, it was back to the

convention center for the dinner,

door prizes, silent auction, bingo,

and more. The banquet dinner was

also where the People’s Choice winners

were announced for each car

class.

Our caravan crew agreed to

make this “trip to home” drive just

as adventurous as the others. I was

voted drive leader, so with Google

Maps by my side, we headed south

to Brashears, AR so we could connect

up to the famous Pig Trail

Scenic Byway. This stretch of road is

more than words can describe. We

drove the whole trail of hills, valleys,

and curves before making our

way across the Arkansas River on

our way to Mena, AR. From Mena

we headed west toward Oklahoma

via the Talimena Scenic Byway.

The five-day trip was another

great testament to “Driving Friendships.”

My name is already on the

hotel list for Palooza 2018.

Jay Lynch

Imagine you have

planned an extended

road trip. You have organized

the drive with

Porsches of the Maverick driving team

four friends who own a select group

of Porsches. It’s November and

the leaves are turning all shades

of splendor. The night before the

trip to Eureka Springs and the

2017 PCA Palooza, sleep is hard to

come by. We had washed the cars,

cleaned the interiors, blackened

the tires and, oh yeah, checked the

windshield wipers, because when

the morning comes, it’s raining.

A quick cup of Starbuck’s

0-Dark-Thirty coffee and we are

on the road. Nothing sweeter than

Stuttgart’s finest, radar detector assisted,

cruising from Texas through

Oklahoma. A bite for lunch at Angel’s

nostalgic Diner, and -- poof

-- we are entering Arkansas. Night

finds us winding through the twisties,

cautiously watching for deer,

and arriving in the cutest little resort

community about 6:30 pm, just

in time to sign in at the hotel, announce

our arrival at the event center,

and meet with other Porsche

owners from across the country,

including many friends from the

Maverick Region. Over 300 cars

were signed in and welcomed by an

incredible team of Palooza volunteers

who were absolutely fabulous,

friendly, and extremely organized.

Each day the groups of drivers

met in designated areas where

local team leaders reviewed the

daily routes and destinations: Buffalo

River, Boston Mountains, Dam

Castle. Some of the most beautiful

and scenic countryside infused

with twisties, mountain roads, and

river views. We visited a castle and

museum with Elizabethan displays,

the Treehouse Masters community

of lakes with hiking trails and wa-

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