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Slipstream - July 2018

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


SPROCKETS: No Summer Slowdown By David Robertson, Region President There is no doubt that summer has arrived. With temps in the triple digits, you may be tempted to hunker down in the cool confines of your home. Don’t be tempted -- get out and take a drive! Have you seen those videos of Porsche testing new models out in Death Valley? They don’t seem to be affected and North Texas is like a Fall weather in comparison You may think that club events slow down in these summer months, but in July there is something going on every week. In fact, I will be driving up to the Porsche Parade this month to do much more driving, where I will I arrive with hundreds of other PCA members from all over North America. This year’s Parade is relatively close to home in Missouri, so we can drive up in our 911 without facing the “shame” of attending in a rental car as we did last year. Shipping is not really an option with my daily driver, and we just didn’t have the time to drive to Spokane last year, although most people did and tell me that the journey to Spokane was as much fun as Parade itself. I must say that there is a bit of an element missing when you attend Porsche Parade without a Porsche! I will let you know how it all goes next month, but I am 100% sure that Parade is going to be a lot of fun, and we may have a record attendance of Maverick Region members this year! Along with Parade this month there are a couple of lunches, a Mavs and Mochas featuring the Porsche Cayenne, an Autocross, a happy hour and dinner, Motoring Mavs at Mayos, and a Tech Session about tires. If there is a rare weekend when an event is not planned, there is always an impromptu get-together organized by someone through one of our social media pages. The Maverick board members are always mindful of overlapping events or scheduling at certain times. However, sometimes due to availability of venues, or more likely, just not having enough days in the month, scheduling conflicts arise. We do everything possible to accommodate everyone, but if someday you have to choose between two events that you want to attend, just know that our amazing board members are always coming up with additional options and ways to accommodate all of our members. Our events are some of the best-attended of any region in the country, and in my opinion, having more choices is better than having fewer choices! 2 July MAV OF THE MONTH: Landon Stogner Landon Stogner recently celebrated his two-year anniversary with PCA in June. After purchasing his 2010 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, he not only began attending many Maverick events, but quickly stepped up to volunteer with a wide range of club tasks, such as parking members for social events and sharing photos and articles for Slipstream. You’ll often see Landon and his two sons, Corbin and Brady, working as a team to volunteer at events. Most recently, Landon has taken on the task of Volunteer Chair for the Region and has some great ideas for engaging club members. Thank you Landon, we look forward to seeing what you have in store for us!

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