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

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VOLUME 58

ISSUE 5

MAY 2018

MAV.PCA.ORG

FEATURES

6 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo: A New Tradition

7 | Autocross School and Event 2: Mirrorcross

10 | 2018 Hill Country Rallye

12 | Kruder’s Cars & Conversation

14 | PCA Tours Recap: Wine M Up, Blow M Out

18 | Maverick Inaugural Promenade

25 | March Tech Session: Suspension and Alignment

29 | Easter Rally Recap: Maverick Bunny Hop

30 | PCA Tour Preview: Aloha Maverick Style

UPCOMING EVENTS

10 | Mavs & Mochas

14 | Aloha Tour

17 | Board Meeting

17 | Maverick Lunch Series

17 | May at Mayos

DEPARTMENTS

2018 Hill Country Rallye

by Paul Moseley

Page 10

EVENT DATES

See more details and check for event updates via the QR code

here or our online calendar at http://mav.pca.org/go/calendar

May

Board Meeting.......................................................................... (Wed) 2

May at Mayos...............................................................................(Sat) 5

All European Car Day...................................................................(Sun) 6

Lewisville area lunch................................................................... (Tue) 8

Mavs & Mochas: Montgomery Plaza......................................... (Sat) 12

Mav Driving Tour: Aloha Maverick Style.................................... (Sat) 19

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 19

Autocross #4 - Mineral Wells.................................................... (Sun) 20

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 24

June

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

Mavs & Mochas: Highland Park...................................................(Sat) 9

Porsche 70th Anniversary: Dallas and Fort Worth locations..........(Sat) 9

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

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 16

Autocross #5 - Mineral Wells.................................................... (Sun) 17

Mav Driving Tour....................................................................... (Sat) 23

Mav Car Show.......................................................................... (Sun) 24

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 28

2 | Sprockets (President’s Column)

2 | Maverick of the Month

4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs

4 | Zone 5 Presidents

9 | New Mavericks and Anniversaries

20 | NEW - Maverick Crossword

21 | Porsche of the Month

21 | Porsche Trivia

34 | Unclassifieds

34 | Advertiser Index

36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)

Ed Mayo and Alan Bambina discuss

‘next level’ concours preparation at

the first ever Motoring Mavs at Mayo

Photo by Bill Middleton

On the Cover

Peter Wen’s 997.2 Turbo S photographed in Deep Ellum

at the old Gulf Oil building

Photo by Omar Deeb

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SPROCKETS: Something Old and Something New

By David Robertson, Region President

It dawned on me last month that the Maverick

Region has something going on just about every week.

In fact, I am pretty sure things never really slowed

down last winter. Now that we are well into spring, our

members have a choice of multiple club events almost

every week. There is something for everyone, and if you

haven’t been out to see us, now is the time!

Not all Porsches are 2-door sports cars, and

Maverick is one of the first PCA regions in the

country to organize driving events specifically

for 4-door models. Did you know that

approximately 80% of all new Porsche sales

have four doors?

Although still in the early stages, we have had both

an off-road event for SUVs, and have dedicated DE time

for all 4-door Porsches. Expect to see more options for

4-door owners in the future. By the way, we welcome

your suggestions and feedback on ways we can better

serve our members. I know there are many of you out

there with 4-door models, and we would love to hear

from you. A big thank you to Carey Spreen and Jeff

Sebert for all of their work in getting this program off

the ground. Porsche Panameras, Cayennes, and Macans

are always welcome at all of our events, and I encourage

you to come out in one of these models!

One of our newest programs is being developed

around 4-door Porsches but we have also focused on

restarting a couple of programs that are a big part of

Maverick history. Our Tech Session program is bigger

and more popular than ever. In fact, when these sessions

are announced, you need to RSVP quickly to get a spot.

Due to the sometimes limited space in the venues where

the tech sessions are held, the number of attendees has

to be capped. Don’t hesitate or you might miss out! Our

new Tech Session program has had events that focus

on all aspects of owning a Porsche. Tech Session Chair

Michael Baynton has done an amazing job of making

this one of our most popular events in a very short

period of time.

Another area that is a core to the colorful history

and traditions of the Maverick Region is our Concours

program. If you haven’t noticed lately, it is kind of a

big deal again. Our new Concours program includes

events for everyone wanting to show off their Porsches,

ranging from casual events to more formal and

competitive formats. Everyone is excited about this

newly re-energized program, and I for one can’t wait

to see what Concours Chair Mike Mahoney has in

store for us!

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have chosen someone for a position based on enthusiasm

vs experience, and appointing Mike Mahoney to

Concours Chair

has been a brilliant

decision from the

start. Mike had a

smile, a pitch, and

a plan that made it

hard to refuse.

What he initially

lacked in Concours

experience he

quickly gained by

recruiting such

local Maverick Region legends as Alan Bambina and Ed

Mayo to train and consult himself and other volunteers

on the finer points of conducting world-class Concours

events. Mike’s first big event as Concours Chair was the

Concours d’Elegance at Brookhaven Country Club

back in March, which exceeded by far all expectations.

The Maverick Concours program is back and better

than ever. Thank you, Mike, for everything that you do

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2018 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs

President

David Robertson

617-797-0516

president@mavpca.org

Vice President

Jim Falgout

vp@mavpca.org

Secretary

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Treasurer

Deborah Fike

972-672-4282

treasurer@mavpca.org

Autocross Chair

Mark Schnoerr

ax@mavpca.org

Charity Chair

Chris Hamilton

hope@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Pat Heptig

214-649-7907

cr@mavpca.org

Club Race Co-Chair

Joel Nannis

cr@mavpca.org

Coffee Meets Co-Chair

Derrick Tate

972-748-1178

coffeemeets@mavpca.org

Concours Chair

Mike Mahoney

801-230-1482

concours@mavpca.org

DE Chair

Chris Tabor

817-371-4888

de@mavpca.org

DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

cdi@mavpca.org

DE Equipment Mgr.

Hunter Allen

deequip@mavpca.org

DE Hospitality

Rose Gohlke

de@mavpca.org

DE Registrar

Jason Brodigan

deregistrar@mavpca.org

DE Sponsorship

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

desponsorship@mavpca.org

Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh

214-288-5300

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Histographer, Tenured

Charlie Davis

historian@mavpca.org

Marketing, Social

Media Chair

Bill Orr

bill@billorr.com

Membership Chair,

Past President

John Hamilton

817-907-7823

membership@mavpca.org

Monthly Social Co-Chair

Clark Randell

hh@mavpca.org

Monthly Social Co-Chair

Vanessa Fernandes

hh@mavpca.org

Online Calendar

Karl Poulsen

calendar@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Mark Pitarresi

817-715-7156

tours@mavpca.org

PCA Tours Co-Chair

Brant Worrell

tours@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

Don Sebert

214-613-6900

rally@mavpca.org

Rally Co-Chair

George Luxbacher

rally@mavpca.org

Registrar, Club Race

Wendy Shoffit

crreg@mavpca.org

ARK-LA-TEX

Ken Chandler

bad968@bellsouth.net,

Safety Co-Chair

Wayne Elliott

safety@mavpca.org

Slipstream Editor

Kurt Scaggs

469-446-1690

editor@mavpca.org

Social Chair

Debi Kruder

social@mavpca.org

Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

HILL COUNTRY

Tuffy von Briesen

president@hcrpca.org

Safety Co-Chair

Bob Kramer

safety@mavpca.org

Slipstream Event Ad Design

David Tierny

eventads@mavpca.org

Tech Sessions Chair

Michael Baynton

214-641-2848

techcorner@mavpca.org

Volunteers Chair

Jim Gallegos

214-697-0792

volunteers@mavpca.org

MARDI GRAS

Scott Spradley

swsprad@bellsouth.net

WAR BONNET

Eric Costello

ecostellodo@gmail.com

Slipstream Advertising,

Coffee Meets

Bill Kruder

214-497-0711

ads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

mailing@mavpca.org

Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

Web Site Chair

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

webmaster@mavpca.org

2018 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

Slipstream Content Ed.

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

972--438-8344 (W)

817-481-8342 (H)

printing@mavpca.org

TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

drivingschools@mavpca.org

CIMARRON

Jason Tollison

presidentcmr@gmail.com

COASTAL BEND

Bryan Kerrick

bksailspadre@sbcglobal.net

LONE STAR

Steve Bukoski

president@lsrpca.com

LONGHORN

Mikel Matthews

Mikel.matthews@gmail.com

MAVERICK

David Robertson

president@mavpca.org

OZARK

Jim Woolly

jim.carol_NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net

WHISKEY BAY

Stan Labat

labat@cox.net

WHITE RIVER

Leonard Zechiedrich

whiteriverregionpca@gmail.com

ZONE 5 REP

Jon Jones

zone5rep@pca.org

www.zone5.pca.org

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Motoring Mavs at Mayo: A New Tradition

By William Middleton

photos by author and Landon Stogner

To start with, I’ve been a somewhat regular at Ed

Mayo’s shop for a number of years – when I purchased

my Porsche way back

now 18 years ago, they

became my “go-to”

mechanics – and have

remained so ever since.

As such, I’ve been to

frequent events at the

shop, especially the

annual May at Mayo’s,

which has always been

a winner of an event;

great food, wonderful

people, and more

Ed Mayo

pointing out

auto eye candy than

some of the

should be legal all in

finer details

one place at one time.

So – when this new

event popped up on the calendar, I knew I wanted to

attend. I’d heard of the somewhat official get-togethers

that occurred at the shop on certain Saturdays, mainly

just several guys getting together for coffee, sweets, and

shop talk, so I thought this would be much in the same

vein – maybe a few more folks, but a small, friendly get

together to look at cars and chat about – well, cars.

HOLY CRAP was I surprised!! Turning off the main

road into Baccarac Court, the short street that goes

down to Ed’s shop, I was greeted with a veritable tidal

wave of Porsches. They were parked on both sides, in

the grass, on the dirt, in every parking lot in the vicinity,

and there were others too cruising the street looking

to land somewhere. It was like someone had beaten

on a hive of Porsches somewhere and they all flew out

at once!

I managed to park, then got about what I came

for – getting photos – and WHAT an opportunity for

photos!! Everywhere I looked, there was something to

shoot that was beyond spectacular. I was just glad that

I’d brought an extra battery and stuck in the 64 GB

high speed memory card. I’d need them both!

The main event of the morning was a great

presentation by Ed Mayo, Alan Bambina, and others

from the Concours team, about Concours preparation.

It was hands-on, using one of the cars for demonstration

of judging items, pointing out what’s looked at when,

including some tips on getting things prepared to the

“next level,” and a really good discussion of car prep.

While that was going on, there were small side groups

discussing various things mechanical, looking at some

of the cars in the garage, and discussing this item or that

repair with Tom Petrushka and others from the Mayo

Performance staff.

As I wandered about, seeing and greeting old friends

and chatting between pictures, I realized again how

much this is about people, and not just the cars. The

cars are, really, nothing more than a catalyst that brings

all of us together. I was also taken by the fact that

everyone was actually engaging in genuine face-to-face

conversations with each other. All too often I see people

so busy texting or emailing, they easily spend an entire

day without one meaningful conversation. All around

me, conversation, laughter, human interaction, if for

nothing else, our events are special because they get us

out of our daily grind and actually enjoying the company

of others in meaningful ways.

6 May


Autocross School and Event 2: MirrorCross

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

photos by LightSpeed Images

The Autocross School at Mineral Wells Airport on

March 17 was sold out with a waiting list. Participants

got one-on-one instruction on four skill-focused sections:

double skidpads connected by a figure 8; a slalom; a

mini autocross course; and a special staggered highspeed

offset-gate section. After lunch, students were able

to run activities until they wore themselves out, which

most did!

Sunday was Series Event 2 – MirrorCross. This

consisted of two mirror-image courses set up for dragstrip-style

side-by-side starts.

The starts consisted of staging lights and a

drag-style “Christmas tree” which counted

down from yellow to green. Reaction times

at the start were important, with a perfect

light taking a 0.50-second reaction time.

Anything less was a “red light,” which disqualified the run.

Fran Ussery Boxster S

P1 - 'PCA 1'

Best

Best RT Best 60ft

Total Entries: 2

Combined

1T P1 16 Fran Ussery Speed Yellow 986 Boxster S 1.025 2.190 99.758

2 P1 168 Carolle Liu White Boxster 987 0.597 2.283 111.15

P3 - 'PCA 3'

Best

Best RT Best 60ft

Total Entries: 1

Combined

1T P3 718 Chris Craig VoodDoo Blue 718 Cayman S 0.553 1.841 86.207

P4 - 'PCA 4'

Best

Best RT Best 60ft

Total Entries: 5

Combined

1T P4 954 Mark Schnoerr Lime Green 914 0.652 2.261 88.888

2T P4 5 Edward Mayo Silver 914 2.0 0.542 2.201 92.684

3 P4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr Green 914 0.558 2.219 93.246

4 P4 906 Carey Spreen Red 924S 0.584 2.294 98.03

5 P4 90 Sue Crimm Red 924S 0.521 2.452 107.55

P5 - 'PCA 5'

Best

Best RT Best 60ft

Total Entries: 1

Combined

1T P5 428 Owen Coulman Guards Red 911 GT3 0.594 1.906 88.48

The system also recorded 60-foot times that

demonstrated who could not only get going at the right

time, but make the most of the start. Of course, lap times

were also recorded. After each run, drivers traded sides

and repeated the procedure. Each driver got six nearly

back-to-back passes early in the run group, then six more

later on in their run group. Best time on the left side was

added to best time on the right side to determine class

and overall winners. With 88 entries, a side-by-side drag

race start took place an average of every 20 seconds. It

was a fast-paced event and a lot of fun.

We got to see our first Voodoo Blue Cayman 718-S

PDK, driven by Chris Craig, run at this event. Wow!

Fastest Porsche of the day, and stunning to watch. It

looks like the new Porsches are becoming the fastest

Porsches at autocross now also. Chris won a trophy,

Chris Craig Cayman 718-S

Top Porsche payout (yes, Equipe Rapide pays cash!),

and also an overall top 20 performance index (PAX)

payout. We collected his money and trophy to hold for

him at the next event.

Owen Coulman, a transfer to Maverick Region from

San Diego, brought out his beautiful red 996 GT3 and

was really flying. He was topping second gear twice on

the first half of the course. He finished second quickest

Porsche for that payout at this event.

Fran Ussery brought her yellow Boxster to challenge

Carolle Liu in class P1. Carolle attended the AX School

so we saw some significant improvements from her.

Class P4 was the largest Porsche class again, with

three 914 2.0 and two 924S drivers. It was very close

to see which 914 could cut the best reaction time at the

start light, but then Ed Mayo was doing the best 60-

foot times, followed by Sigrid and Mark Schnoerr. Best

60-foot times were 2.201, 2.219 and 2.261 seconds, a

spread of just six hundredths of a second. (Must have

something to do with driver weight!) Those short first

gears really helped us at the start!

Mark was third quickest Porsche and first in P4,

for that payout, just 0.4 seconds behind the GT3 on a

combined 90-second course! (We pedal those little old

cars really hard in the tight sections.) Ed and Sigrid were

really close, each quicker on one side, but Ed’s left-side

times were enough quicker to hold on to second in class

P4. Sigrid was overall event fourth quickest Ladies’

Performance Index for that payout at this event. Carey

and Sue were wrestling to get the most out of the 924S

but drag race starts are really not a staple for those cars.

Next event: Sunday, May 20, at Mineral Wells Airpark.

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8 May


Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By John Hamilton, Region Membership Chair

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, contact John

Hamilton at membership@mavpca.org

Todd Barton

Dallas

2017 911 Turbo S

Ray Kyle Harting

Oak Point

2018 911 Targa 4 GTS

Jason Mayfield

Wichita Falls

2017 Macan

Joe Webb

McKinney

2014 Panamera GTS

Scott Buzard (Ashley)

Colleyville

2007 911 Turbo

Jerry Hull

Ft Worth

2005 Boxster S

David Meyer

The Colony

2014 911 Carrera

Christopher Weeg

Dallas

2003 911 Turbo

Eric Cabana

Fort Worth

1991 911 Carrera 4

Cabriolet

Andres Castella

Dallas

2015 Cayman

Rich Cordrey

Keller

1985 944

Daniel Coyle

Addison

2001 911 Turbo

Albert Fink

Plano

1986 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Nicholas Frost (Shannon)

Parker

1974 914 2.0

Hans R. Geprags

Flower Mound

2006 911 Carrera S

Eugene Hwang

Plano

2009 911 Turbo

Nicholas Johnson

Aledo

2009 911 Carrera

Jack Jones (Nancy)

Fort Worth

2018 Panamera 4

Justin Kane

Addison

2018 911 Carrera GTS

Cabriolet

Steve Khoa

Irving

2018 911 GT3

Michael Lee

The Colony

2017 911 Carrera

Edwin Leland

Prosper

2018 718 Cayman

Michelle Prengler

Fairview

2013 911 Carrera S

Dillon Smith

Fort Worth

2014 911 Carrera S

Cabriolet

Jack Steinman

Dallas

2011 911 Carrera S

Sunny Thandassery

Flower Mound

1997 911 Carrera

Richard Trayner

Frisco

2016 911 Carrera

Jennifer Truelson (Tom)

Ft. Worth

2018 Panamera 4

Ken Walling

Irving

1999 911 Carrera 4

Justin Wirpel

Plano

2016 911 Carrera

Mert Yaman

Dallas

2007 Boxster

Elizabeth Zaby

Dallas

2011 Cayenne S

Transfer in:

Kevin McCoy

Fort Worth, TX 76109

968 Black

James Rice

Dallas, TX 75205

911 Carrara White

Maverick

Membership

Members: 1,813

Affiliate Members: 901

Total Membership: 2714

Anniversaries: May

** 35 Years **

Gerald Zinn (Karen)

Pflugerville

30 Years

Joy Moneyhon

Italy

20 Years

C Sanford (Christopher)

Tyler

15 Years

Andrew Caldera (Amy)

Fort Worth

Thomas Cychosz (Ann)

Southlake

Christopher Doherty

Decatur

Douglas Edney (Kristyn)

Rowlett

Ted Kurz

Plano

Michael Williams

Fairview

10 Years

Chuck Cole (Valerie)

Jonathan Lin (Flora)

Mike Mahan (Maria)

5 Years

Bernard Connell (Sue)

Philip De Bruyn (Anthony)

JoAnn Grzanna (Trevis)

Thomas Hanson (Pamela)

Mike Ruocco

Maypearl

Allen

Southlake

Colleyville

Dallas

Frisco

Southlake

Lantana

9


Hill Country Rallye: Kerrville 2018

By Paul Mosley

photos by Paul Moseley

The Hill Country Rallye might be the best Porsche

event you’ve never heard of. The way things are going,

though, it won’t be that way for long. This year’s

Rallye sold out in less than an hour. The host hotel

in Kerrville was completely booked. Porsches came

from New Jersey, California (including the well-known

AutoKennel 911, complete with loaded roof rack),

Mexico, and Wisconsin. Kevin Devlin realized he had

a weekend off, so he booked a flight to DFW to pick

up his 911 stored at Zims Autotechnik. Kevin lives in

-- wait for it -- Australia!

They know the Texas Hill Country like the backs of

their hands and it shows.

A lifelong Texan, I had little knowledge of the Hill

Country except that it is there. What got my attention

on the HCR route map was the Twisted Sisters routes,

hundreds of miles of roads kinda sorta west of Kerrville,

where the Rallye is based. The name fits. Looking at

the map, I’m reminded of a cliché bicycle road racing

phrase announcers might have used way back when:

“The riders rode on roads that resembled a fallen ball

of string.”

Take about 160 pre-1989 air-cooled Porsches (sorry

post-1989 owners, you’re outta luck), maybe 175

people, and hundreds of miles of the best driving roads

in the country, and you get three days of absolute fun.

Begun along with our very own Ed Mayo in 2001

as a way for Porsche owners to get together and do

what our cars do best, the HCR is now the passion of

a group of loyalists based mostly in and around Austin

who have honed this event into a well-run getaway.

Upon check-in you receive a route book and a route

map, a double-sided thing of beauty, and note this: you

save the map, because during the year, you’ll want to go

back and retrace your routes. Then you pick your drives

-- four offered each day -- that you’ll go on.

Friday night pizza and beer is served up in the

Porsche-only parking lot, the center of the social

scene all weekend. Lean against the Martini-liveried

transporter belonging to RS Werks from Delaware, at

the HCR supporting client and Tejas Treffpunkt founder

Michael Meldrum. Closing time is – well -- there isn’t

one. Hello midnight!

Drive days are where it gets fun, because you

won’t go out for an hour, or even two; maybe

four, but more likely six.

You’ll see gorgeous two-lane Hill Country passes

with rock walls on one side, valleys on the other, tight

10 May


twisties, ok, very tight. And quick. Very few stop

signs and stop lights. Few towns and zero cell service.

You’re way out there. And cows. We have cows, and

sheep, because the public roads do run through private

ranch property. Keep your eyes open and your tank full.

Hint, hint.

If you are feeling frisky and fast, here is an example

of one Friday route choice. Red: Spirited (Hah!

Understatement of the year). A 391-mile “Long as

Hell” route where you are urged to bring walkie-talkies

and swim trunks. Yes, swim trunks. Because at the

end you’ll be pretty drained and there is a swimming

hole. If you forget your trunks, don’t be shy. Get it?

The next three groups offered 254-, 212- and 177-mile

options, so there is something for all drivers and all cars

to choose from. Photo breaks and lunch stops give you

a chance to make friends along the way and look at

how filthy dirty your Porsche has become. You could

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversation

By Bill Kruder

photos courtesy of Bob Molyneux

This month’s “conversation”

is another one that took me by

surprise. I was at the new Motoring

Mavs @ Mayo last month, and

this gentleman walked up to

me and said hello. We did the

usual introductions, and to

my amazement, I have seen

his name on every issue of

Slipstream since joining in

1996, and finally, 22 years

later, I can put a face to a name.

So here is the next in my series

of “conversations” I would like to

share with you.

Hiram and Emily Saunders,

member since 1973,

Owner 2009 Boxster S

Bill Kruder: So are you originally

from here?

Hiram Saunders: No, we moved here

in 1979 from St. Louis.

Emily Saunders: We are both

originally from North Florida, the

small town of Live Oak, which is

about half way between Tallahassee

and Jacksonville.

BK: And what brought you here?

HS: Well, as with all our moves, it

was about a job. We started out in

Seattle right out of college, then on

We went to the same high school and

kind of knew whom one another was

but we never dated; we hung out in

different circles you would say.

to St. Louis, then here -- originally

Fort Worth and then Southlake,

where we are today.

BK: And where did you go to

college?

HS: I went to Georgia Tech to

become an engineer, which led us to

Seattle, working for Boeing.

ES: What Hiram

isn’t telling you

is that he finished

high school in

just three years.

BK: Wow! And

where did you

guys meet?

HS: We went to

the same high

school and kind

of knew of each

other, but we

never dated;

we hung out in

different circles,

you might say.

BK: So how did

you finally begin dating?

HS: Well, I had gone off to Georgia

Tech and came home that first

summer.

ES: He had left and came back that

summer. My cousin was having a

birthday party, and he and a couple

friends just “crashed” it.

HS: We did! I saw Emily there, and

worked up the courage to ask her out.

ES: Then right after he graduated

from GT, we got married; that was

1965.

BK: Tell me about your interest

in cars?

HS: I have always had this love

of sports cars, particularly open

roadsters, but my parents were

against it, as they thought they

were too dangerous, so my

sports car ownership was put on hold.

ES: I worked at a Buick dealer when

Hiram graduated, so we bought a

1965 Le Sabre Sport coupe. Not

exactly what he loved, but it was a

very nice car.

HS: We drove out to Seattle when I

started with Boeing, and traded it

for a 1965 MGB. We joined a club

and drove it everywhere.

BK: So what was your first Porsche?

HS: We were in St Louis by 1973,

and the car was a 1970 Irish Green

Targa. We had seen it on the lot

for (I think) six months before

we bought. As I recall, it had a

bad transmission, along with a

few other issues, but I was able

to always rebuild or fix what was

broken.

BK: I understand you were pretty

involved in the St Louis Region?

HS: We were always active

participants at the many events, and

I eventually became club President.

Then our newsletter Editor left and

couldn’t find anyone, so I took the

job. Well, maybe I should say WE

took the job (laughing).

ES: That Editor job was a chore

back then, it really was a cut-andpaste,

then make copies, fold them,

staple them, sort them, and mail

them yourself.

HS: Truthfully my name might have

been on the masthead but Emily did

more of the work.

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BK: Now what about some of the

other Porsches you guys have had?

HS: Well after the Targa, about

1982 we bought a 1974 914 2.0

in Olympic Blue; that was my

daily driver with 100K miles on it.

Also, about this same time, a coworker

had a 356 project car we

bought, along with boxes of parts.

Then in 1988 we bought a pristine

black 1973 914 1.8. That car was

exceptional.

BK: And what became of them?

HS: Well I retired in 2001 and I

thought I might work on the 356 as

a long-term project.

ES: I really wasn’t too keen on the

“project” as I was afraid that’s all

he would do, so I convinced him to

sell it and buy something newer.

BK: What did you guys do then?

HS: We bought a red 1995 911

(993) cabriolet and kept it for the

next 11-12 years. We drove that car

everywhere.

BK: What do you guys have today?

HS: In 2016 we bought a Midnight

Blue Metallic 2009 Boxster S with

the PDK transmission. For us,

“sports car” has always meant an

open car.

BK: Ok, so now tell me how and

why has your name appeared on

the back of Slipstream since 1980?

HS: We became part of the Maverick

Region in 1979. In 1980 the club

was looking for an Editor, and since

I had done that in St. Louis, I said I

1995 993 Cabriolet near Durango, CO

would do it. Back then, Slipstream

was a very simple newsletter. We

turned it into a more substantial

magazine. However, in doing that,

we had to move from first class mail

to second class to get the mailing

costs reduced. The caveat was that

you had to have a return address

on the back cover in order to do

that, and as Editor I used ours. So

to this day, Slipstream is registered

in Fort Worth. Hence my name still

appears 38 years later.

Well, as usual, I always walk

away surprised at what chances life

brings us in meeting people when

we just stop or are stopped to say

hello. As Hiram and Emily told me

several times during our chat: it

really is about the people. It doesn’t

matter if you are an attendee or

a chairperson; it’s the people.

Today we call that Driving

Friendships.

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Maverick Tour Recap: Wine M Up, Blow M Out!

By Olga Taylor

photos by Susan Tierny and author

A huge shout-out and thanks

to the Tour Volunteers—y’all are

awesome! With 93 drivers, 157

adults, and six minors, it took a lot

of coordination and patience to keep

us on track. To the first-timers, all

49 of y’all, I send a warm welcome

to the world of PCA Touring.

The logistics and organization

were terrific. First, smiling

volunteers took care of registration.

Then, every driver was placed into

a group, assigned a group leader,

and awaited instructions. With

so many cars, I appreciated the

staggered departure times. Group

1, led by Derrick Tate, appeared to

be populated with some fast P-cars

-- at least that was my perception. I

noticed the same for each group led

by Group Leaders Tom Martin, John

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Harvey, Young Slack, Karl Poulsen,

Mike Ferrell, Brant Worrell, Tom

Gomer, and Mark Pitarresi. Then,

at last, Edward Martelle called out

our group, the Vintage Group.

The route was simply a fun, safe

drive -- mostly smooth roads, spring

greenery, and some excellent curves.

Over the course of about two hours,

residents of Rockwall, Lavon,

Josephine, Farmersville, Merit, Blue

Ridge, and New Hope were treated

to a spectacular rolling parade.

Newcomers and experienced

drivers know that Tours are a

wonderful way to commune with

our cars, P-car comrades, and the

outdoors. For me, this tour was

nostalgic; it’s been 30 years since

our (Baby’s and my) last PCA Tour.

So, here’s a point of view from a

driver in the Vintage group.

Once upon a time in a galaxy

far, far away, the 911SC was

almost brand new. Although not as

powerful as the 930s or the 3.2-liter

Carreras, her 3.0-liter engine held

court in the more spirited PCA tour

groups. Though everyone admired

the grace of the vintage 356s, we all

knew they would struggle to keep

up with us as we whizzed through

the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

Fast forward to 2018, when

Derrick described how driving skill

and style come together on Mav

Tours. I was enthralled and shared my

love for touring. Then, I recognized

his admiration for the styling of my

911SC, and his simultaneous fear

that Baby might not be able to keep

up. This was my reality check. It

was time to yield to the newer and

more powerful models. No longer

in denial, I resigned myself to life

without PCA tours.

All that ended on March 25,

2018. Tom Gomer and Mark

Pitarresi heard my silent scream

for help, answered with a Vintage

group for the tour. As I approached

the meeting place, three magnificent

vehicles appeared next to me in a

flash: a Boxster, a Cayman, and --

wait for it -- a white 911 Turbo S!

Things got better. On arrival at

Mitas Hill Vineyard, I was greeted

by a vast expanse of P-cars. I shared

a smile with owner of a maroonish

Cayman -- we’d flashed when

passing each other the previous day!

From a vintage perspective, I could

not have been happier. At 38 years

young, Baby was the most vintage of

the Vintage group. But thankfully,

Ed Martelle and his Sable 1987 944

didn’t leave us behind.

Patriot PAWS was also at the

Vineyard. They collected $416 in

donations from the tour

participants. We had a blast. I’ve

already registered for the next tour

and advise you to do the same.

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Maverick Inaugural Porsche Promenade

By Mike Mahoney, Region Concours Chair

photos courtesy of author

On an overcast yet very comfortable spring Sunday,

March 25, the Maverick Region held our inaugural

Porsche Promenade Concours event at Brookhaven

Country Club in Farmers Branch. With almost all of

the region’s early long-hood 911s in the Texas Hill

Country, and many other Mavericks enjoying a nice

driving tour, we managed to have some 50 cars and

meticulous owners in this top-down show and shine

event. Some 100 guests enjoyed all of the beautifully

cared for Porsches, food, and refreshments.

In addition, a big thank you to our Porsche

Promenade exclusive sponsor Porsche Plano for making

this entire event possible, as well as providing a 2018

Panamera for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast tacos and

mimosas were just a sampling of the brunch and

libations served on this car show Sunday. Thanks to all

of the Maverick volunteers who assisted with parking,

judging and registering. The event ended with all of the

winners being recognized and celebrated at an awards

presentation in the Brookhaven Country Club

conference facility. Our next concours event, a People’s

Choice car show, will be held on Sunday, June 24 at the

Lakeside Market parking lot in front of Weirs. Look for

information on Facebook and via email.

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1974‐89 911 1st Place ‐ Kirk Houser

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1990‐98 911 1st Place ‐ Raj Gill

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You can test your

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things Porsche by

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posted online at http://

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Answers are due by the

last day of each month.

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certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case

of ties, a random drawing determines the winner.

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1. Which Porsche race car has the distinction of being the

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engine variants, and was a fiberglass car on a steel

ladder frame chassis. However, the 906 that replaced

it had a tubular space frame with hand-laid fiberglass,

resulting in a weight reduction of approx ________ lbs.

a. 150 b. 200 c. 250 d. 300

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four or five a day in order to make the Group 3

homologation regulations. The retail price for a new

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March Tech Session: Alignment & Suspension

By Landon Stogner

photos courtesy of author

So you’re thinking about trying

a DE at a local track, or the back

roads for a PCA Tour, or maybe

just the daily drive up and down

the Dallas Tollway. Either way, no

matter how you drive you Porsche,

there are simple improvements to

its handling that can be made.

On a nice spring Saturday

morning in March we had not one,

but two insightful tech sessions

about alignment and suspension,

hosted by Charlie Lacy and team

at Innovative Autosports. We had

such a high demand for this topic of

“garage talk” that it was broken up

into two sessions, each covering the

same topics with different attendees.

The first started at 9 am and second

kicked off at 11:30 am. As with any

other early-morning Porsche event,

we had a wide variety of donuts and

coffee. For the second group the

buffet got larger with sandwiches,

wraps, pizza, and sweet treats.

If the hospitality wasn’t already

great, the education we received

once stepping into the garage took

it over the top. Charlie was all set

with his demonstrations by having

two Spec Boxsters set up to explain

how the shop performs precise

four-wheel alignments. One setup

showed how they could tweak the

alignment at the track by creating a

“square” around the car with some

good ol’ fashioned fishing line and

portable scales. The other example

was more high-tech, with lasers

and computers to dial in the needed

measurements on a sophisticated

alignment rack.

There was also

detailed discussion

on different types of

shocks and springs you

can put on your car

and the improvements

they can provide.

Charlie explained the

difference between

toe-in and toe-out, and

positive and negative

camber. These are

the types of changes

that can be made to

get the most grip and

performance from

your tires when making the turns

around the track. Charlie was

happy to tackle any subject

that was thrown at him,

such as strut tower braces,

vented vs. drilled brake

rotors, brake ducting, and

more. Charlie’s many years

of experience with Porsches

and his time with two local Porsche

dealerships made it impossible to

stump him with a question. And his

“track record” as an accomplished

racer added an additional point of

view and level of expertise to the

discussions.

To give an example, when making

adjustments to the alignment, they

account for all types of details that

I would not have thought of when

getting the car just right, such as the

total weight of the car, the weight

of the driver, and how the driver’s

seat is off-center in the car. So if you

are a weekend warrior on the track

with your Porsche, just remember:

staying away from that extra donut

is not only good for you, but good

for your car’s suspension as well.

Charlie added that even after

your Porsche leaves Germany, there

is still so much hidden potential in

the car (or SUV).

So whether you’re off to Mavs

& Mochas, or cruising the twisty

roads looking for bluebonnets,

Doing something as simple as

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driving a new car.

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Easter Rally Recap: Maverick Bunny Hop

By Mike Barnett

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When I saw the email for this year’s Bunny Hop Rally,

I thought, wow, this could be fun! I have organized

many simple rally/poker runs for my Ford club but

were really clear and easy to follow.

When we made it to the last check point, we agreed

that we were both hungry, and eagerly anticipated lunch

at Hard 8. We shared a table with a

nice couple from Ft Worth. It was fun

comparing notes.

When we started the rally, Laurie

and I agreed that our goal was to just

finish and not get lost. As George was

going over the answers, we thought,

“Wow, we did pretty well after all.”

Then he announced that two teams

tied for 4th, then announced 3rd place

and then 2nd. Laurie said, “I guess

we didn’t do so well after all.” Then

George announced the winning team

have never run a rally that was put together by someone

who actually knows how to do it. I asked Laurie if she

wanted to navigate and she said sure, so we signed up.

The Friday storms just missed us to the north, so

we were good for Saturday morning. What a miserable

day! Cold, misty and a strong north wind awaited the

roughly 50 hardy souls who came. Most everyone just

stayed in their cars with engines running to await the

Drivers’ meeting.

When the time came to start, Don and George

ran what had to be the shortest meeting ever,

and we were off. We were glad that Porsches

come with great heaters and seat warmers.

What was amazing to me was that the tire pressure

monitoring system said the tire pressure actually

dropped as we drove. The tires were cooling off, rather

than warming up.

Laurie and I quickly found that we were going to

be busy looking for the many pictured locations that

we were supposed to find and to answer the questions

along the route. The biggest challenge for both of us

was to keep our eyes moving, looking for clues.

Our Rallymasters found some interesting roads we

had not seen before. Fortunately, the route instructions

was Mike and Laurie. I looked around to see who they

were, until it dawned on me that it was us. What a

surprise! Kudos to Laurie, who, as navigator, figured

out most of the answers. I helped as much as driving

and staying on the road allowed.

It was a lot of work to put together a Rally as well

organized as that one was. Hats off to the Rallymasters,

Don and George. If you have not had the opportunity

to run a Maverick Region Rally, you are missing out on

a neat challenge and a lot of fun!

1st. Place, Mike & Laurie Barnett 2nd. Place, Nikolaus Klemmer & A. Barna

3rd. Place, Mark & Gail Foglietta Dead Last But Finished Award, Jose & Franco Sacriparto

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Tour Preview: Aloha, Maverick Style

By Mark Pitarresi, Tours Co-Chair

photos by Bill Orr

As May arrives

here in North Texas

I think we can all say

we are NOT ready for

summer season. I bet

we all agree that our

spring and fall seasons

are spectacular. Its

time to get some great

driving in! There is

no better location to

do this than farm-tomarket

Road 455!

Our 3rd tour for 2018

will take us just north

of our metroplex on

Saturday May 19th.

On this tour you will

experience a route that

many call the best drive

that is closest to home.

If you own a Porsche and have never heard of

farm to market road 455 then pay attention.

Our start location for this tour will be in Van Alstyne

which is just North of Dallas. Long straights, twisty turns,

and beautiful open country scenery can be expected! You

will see countless white picket fences, rolling pastures,

picture perfect Porsche visability and we will also be

Hula Hut serves Mexonisian food with a perfect

atmosphere for Maverick Enthusiasts. The location

overlooks Lake Lewisville and Hydrous Wake Park.

Views of Wake boarders doing flips and various stunts

will be likely. Hula Hut also has a great parking lot and its

owner is also an Porsche Enthusiast. You can register for

the tour at http://mav.pca.org/Events/Tours/ .

We have two classes now for our tours. Choose Vintage

Class for a more relaxed scenic tour or Modern Class for

the same type of tour that we have provided in the past.

Which ever class you choose its your decision no matter

the type of Porsche you drive. After registration we will

send you all the information needed to attend three days

before the tour. We hand out packets the day of the tour

with all the information as well. The Drivers Briefing will

begin at 9am so please arrive early so that you are signed

in on time. Most tour attendees arrive early to meet new

friends and socialize with familiar faces. Arriving early

also helps our volunteers get everyone signed in on time

so the tour is on schedule. No special navigation will be

needed. Our Group Leaders will be familiar with the route

and will guide each group of 14 cars or less in their group

on the route.

ALOHA

MAVERICK STYLE

MAVERICK TOURS

encompassing Ray Roberts lake! This tour will take us

through eleven cities. The route is two hours of drive time

and 90.4 miles long. We will also have a rest stop on this

tour. Our Mavericks will be completing this tour at Hula

Hut located at 210 E Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX.

START:

5/19 2018 @ 9am

Van Alstyne

TX 75495

FINISH:

210 E Eldorado Pkwy

Little Elm,

TX 75068

register for this tour at http://mav.pca.org/Events/Tours.asp

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Maverick Region Unclassified

For Sale: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo. Basalt Black Metallic /

Black. 3,900 miles. Leather Interior in black with Red Deviated

Stitching on seats / dashboard / door handles, seatbelts in

guards red, heated / ventilated front seats, Porsche Entry & Drive,

ParkAssist with Rear Camera, Sport Chrono Package, Burmester

Infotainment Package, Bi-Xenon Headlights in black incl. PDLS,

Instrument Panel and Sport Chrono Clock in guards red, Electric

Slide / Tilt Sunroof in Glass. Asking $114900. Contact Scot

Williams at (918) 232-7734 or onehogwild2006@cox.net (04)

For Sale: 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Carrera White /

Black. 26000 miles. Unique eye catcher with upgraded Fuchs

and rock guards. Complimented everywhere I go. PDK, Sport

Chrono, heated/ventilated seats, PCM with NAV, Michelin PS2s.

Added Sharkwerks exhaust, H&R Sway bars, Front end XPEL,

and Zunsport grill screens. Up to date Mtnce and records. 2nd

Owner. Driven at a few DE’s. Track wheels/tires for sale separately.

Low miles, great deal! Asking $62000. Contact David Miner at

6825609007 or tinmantx@gmail.com (04)

For Sale: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera. Black / Black. 21500

miles. CPO until 11/17/2018. Original MRSP $ 101,730. Nicely

optioned with PDK, Sports Chrono package, Premium package

plus with 14 way ventilated seats, Glass sunroof, BOSE surround

system and other. Full options list as listed on Certificate of

Authenticity can be provided on request.Additional modifications

include installment of the Shark Werks Sport exhaust, Fabspeed

glossy black chrome quad-style exhaust tips, 20 inch black

painted Porsche OEM rims, colored Porsche emblem tire valve

stem caps, clear OEM tail lights, clear LED side markers and

front sport spoiler lip. Car has been garaged and hand washed/

detailed during ownership, kept on a battery charger when not

driven. I am the second owner. Car has had its entire history in

Texas, no exposure to snow/salt. All service history at Park Place

Dallas. Serviced last in November of 2017, 20,000 mileage

service performed. If interested, come see the car in person,

make a competitive offer and I will consider it. Asking $60500.

Contact Naveed Anwar at 8324514067 or nanwar83@yahoo.com

(04)

For Sale: 2012 Porsche Boxster Spyder. Carrera white/black.

10,400 miles. Carbon fiber bucket seats, sport chrono package,

6-speed manual with sport shifter, sport exhaust, AC, AM/FM/

CD. Asking $58,000 Contact George Wright at 940-297-5229 or

1989Nepenthe@gmail.com

For Sale: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Dark Blue

Metallic/Luxor Beige. 24,700 miles. 7-Speed PDK Transmission.

New OEM Convertible top. Comes with all original books, and two

keys. OPTIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Porsche Torque Vectoring

Plus, Auto-Dimming Mirrors, Heated/Cooled Front Seats,Porsche

Active Suspension Management, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Porsche

Dynamic Light System, Keyless Entry/Start, Light Design Package,

Front/Rear Parking Sensors, Sport Chrono, Bose Surround Sound

with Sirius XM Radio, Power Folding Heated Mirrors, Seat/Mirror

Memory, SportDesign PDK Steering Wheel, Center Console

Storage Bin Lid in Leather w/ Model Logo, 14-Way Power Bucket

Seats, Blue Convertible Top. MSRP of $114,670. Asking $57,500.

Contact Andre Champagne at andre-champagne@tx.rr.com or

817-637-9922. (03)

For Sale: 2007 Porsche Cayman S. Atlas Grey Metallic/Black/

Stone Grey. 22,594 miles. Like new. 6-speed manual, 19” Carrera

Classic Wheels. Fully optioned. Garage kept, never been out

in bad weather, senior driven only. MSRP of $77,000. Asking

$28,000. Contact Lloyd Reeves at Lean1710@gmail.com or 972

262 0769. (03)

For Sale: 1996 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Polar Silver Metallic/

Black Leather. 50.5k miles. Six-speed 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 philberkebile@gmail.com or 972-898-5689. (02)

For Sale: 2000 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Zenith

Blue Metallic with Metropol Blue convertible top, Lapis Blue

removable hardtop, Graphite Grey leather interior. March 2000

production date; originally sold at Park Place Porsche Dallas

on April 26, 2000. Dealer serviced at Park Place and Porsche

Austin from new through 60k miles. 6 speed manual. New

clutch and LN IMS bearing at 67,795 miles. Brake fluid flush at

73,602 miles by Mayo Performance. Water pump replaced at

76,493 miles by Innovative Autosports. Most recent oil change

at 78,147 miles. Option codes: C02 U.S. Std Emissions, 424

CD Compartment, 436 3-Spoke Leather Steering Wheel, 437

8-way electrical seat left, 438 8-way electrical seat right, 476

Porsche Stability Management, 490 HI-FI Sound Pkg, 537 seat

memory left, 551 Porsche Windstop, 692 Remote CD Changer,

696 AM/FM Radio w/CD Player. Original MSRP: $80,770.Very

well maintained, documented, great running car, ready to

drive anywhere. Everything works as it should. Clean CarFax

report with no accident history or other issues. Cosmetically in

average condition, with various stone chips and small scratches

to its original paint from being driven and enjoyed as it should.

Original factory radio/CD changer replaced by previous owner

with Alpine unit w/iPod connector. Tires are very good, less than

1 year old, approx 7k miles. Car cover included. Asking $21,000.

Contact Chris Flaugh at chrisflaugh@hotmail.com or 214-288-

5300. (01)

For Sale: 1978 Porsche 928. Red exterior with Red interior.

First-Year Euro Market Car. Vin # 9288101283. With spoilerfree

rear end, five speed manual transmission, sunroof-delete,

this is certainly a special car. Original 4.5L engine, Lexan front

windshield, Lexan rear window, larger 1986 front disc brakes,

Eibach coil springs which lower the car 1”, Koni shocks, Short

Shifter, Weltmeister 28mm front swaybar, Martin Schnider

Headers, 245/45-16 Hoosier tires on BBS rims. Corner Balanced

by Auto Edge and ready for the track. Asking $5999. Contact John

Ballard at Johnballard@frontiernet.net or 469-494-6704. (01)

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@sbcglobal.net 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 http://mav.pca.org/Classifieds/classifieds.asp for

complete infomration. Asking $10,900. Contact Jeff Queen at

jeff_queen@ahm.acura.com 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 John.Polivka@

yahoo.com. (12)

Advertiser Index

Advertising rates available upon request. For

more information contact Bill Kruder at ads@

mavpca.org

Apex Automotive........................................ 33

Attic Butlers................................................. 31

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

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

Bennett Motor Werks.................................. 19

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

Concorso Detailing...................................... 23

deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry...................... 15

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

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

Falgout & Associates, P. C ............................ 32

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

Financial Enlightenment............................. 20

Growler Motor Labs..................................... 26

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

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

Invisibra...................................................... 26

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

Marvelous Home Makeovers...................... 24

Mayo Performance...................................... 11

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

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

Nine-Eleven Automotive............................. 31

OCD’tailers.................................................. 13

Onsite Tires................................................. 22

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

The Phoenix Insurance................................ 11

Porsche Plano............................................. 28

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

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

Roofing Solutions by Darren Houk.............. 23

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

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

Ussery Printing........................................... 31

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

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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor

By Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor

It occurred to me this past month, after switching

from my fun car to my everyday car, that I have become

comfortable driving an automatic. I know, it sounds

crazy. It wasn’t long ago that the mere mention of such a

thing would have sent me into a long monologue about

driving for enjoyment and the appliance driving drones

on the road around us. Just think of what we’re leaving

to our kids. Ooops. This story that I’d been telling

myself was quickly falling apart. I’d much rather be

driving a manual but having a computer pick up some

of the work in the everyday morning school drop-off

line actually had its place. Sometimes. Right?

Fast forward to the evening of March 15th. My wife

and I went to the Winspear to hear Steve Wozniak talk

about founding Apple with Steve Jobs and all things

geek. The last place you’d think a car story would start.

Steve was explaining something I think many of us can

relate to. He longed for a Tesla, but he did not have

complete spousal approval. So he continued to dream

until one day, one of the long line of “good reasons”

he had been proselytizing finally landed home. His wife

told him to buy one. He wasted no time and quickly did

just that. Sound familiar? He was hooked by the idea of

calling his car from the restaurant and having it meet

him and drive him home. Setting cruise control in San

Francisco and waking up in New York. The ultimate

automatic. Great geek stuff. After a few months of

ownership he remarked, “It’s definitely Artificial but not

very Intelligent. I trust the A much more than the I.” He

sold his Tesla and freely admits that he doesn’t think

autonomous driving will happen in our lifetime. And he

really wants it to. I’m overjoyed. I’m sure there are so

many good reasons for flying around like the Jetsons.

But think of how hard it would be to find a break in

traffic to squirt through with all of the computer driven

vehicles packed 5 feet apart on the freeway. With new

stories everyday about another car company trying to

make it’s own self-driving car it seems inevitable. But

according to Steve, it ain’t going to happen. And Porsche

hasn’t given up on the stick just yet. So there’s that.

As a member of the Manual Transmission Preservation

Society, I will rest easy with the belief that we’ll live to

shift another day. (In a car with a steering wheel.) With

any luck, our children and grandchildren will be able to

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