Slipstream - May 2018


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

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


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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