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Slipstream - May 2018

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

SPROCKETS: Something Old

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! 2 May SAUL FRAIRE, Chef-Proprietor 1235 William D. Tate Ave Grapevine, TX 76051 817-329-6995 It is going to be a great May and I look forward to seeing you on the road! MAV OF THE MONTH: Mike Mahoney There have been several times in my career when I 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 for our club.

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