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VOLUME 56

ISSUE 8

AUGUST 2018

MAV.PCA.ORG

FEATURES

6 | 2018 ABCDE: Car Show

10 | Porsche Promenade: People’s Choice Car Show

12 | Kruder’s Cars & Conversation

14 | Maverick Marktpreis: Porsche Values

20 | Tale of Two Boxsters

23 | Autocross: Event 5 Mineral Wells

24 | Mavs&Mochas: July 14

29 | PCA Tour Recap: Hear, There and Everywhere

30 | Drivers Education at COTA: 2018 HPDE

Mark Schnoerr working the 914 with

steely eyded determination.

Photo by Lightspeed Images Page 23

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

August

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

Mavs & Mochas: Neiman Marcus at Willowbend...................... (Sat) 11

Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 14

Mav Happy Hour: Menas Grill................................................. (Thut) 16

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 18

Autocross #7 - Lonestar Park..................................................... (Sun) 17

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 23

UPCOMING EVENTS

10 | Porsche Promenade Concour d’ Elegance

17 | Board Meeting

17 | Maverick Lunch Series

17 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo

17 | Mav Happy Hour

25 | Mavs&Mochas

DEPARTMENTS

2 | Sprockets (President’s Column)

2 | Maverick of the Month

4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs

4 | Zone 5 Presidents

9 | New Mavericks

9 | Member Moments

18 | Porsche of the Month

18 | Porsche Trivia

34 | Advertiser Index

34 | Anniversaries

36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)

September

Board Meeting.......................................................................... (Wed) 5

Mavs & Mochas: Texas Harley-Davidson.......................................(Sat) 8

Mav Car Show.............................................................................(Sun) 9

Lewisville area lunch................................................................ (Tue) 11

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 15

Autocross #8 - Lonestar Park..................................................... (Sun) 16

Mav Happy Hour.......................................................................(Thu) 20

HPDE: Motorsport Ranch.....................................................(Sat) 22-23

Mav Tour: Motorsport Ranch..................................................... (Sat) 23

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 27

It starts young. Impromptu

Mavs & Mochas line up.

Photo by Jamie Joe

On the Cover

Carey Spreen pushing his 924S at the autocross.

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SPROCKETS: Packing a 911 for the Porsche Parade

By David Robertson, Region President

If you haven’t been lucky enough to attend a Porsche

Parade, just imagine around 900 Porsches from every

conceivable model line and vintage, comprised of

over 1500 PCA members and families, along with an

entourage of PCNA and Porsche AG executives and

associated vendors all in one spot for a week. That is

the scene at Porsche Parade, and it is spectacular! For

those of you that are unfamiliar, Parade is an annual

gathering of the PCA for a week of events that include

both casual and competitive driving and concours,

tours, banquets, lots of events for children, and even a

PCA member art show and golf tournament!

As I previously mentioned, last year in Spokane,

Tracy and I flew up and rented a car. Although we

ended up with a Mustang convertible due to a rental

counter glitch that worked in my favor for the first time

ever, there is still something just not quite right when

you don’t have a Porsche at a major PCA event.

This year, with a comparatively short eight-hour

drive to Lake of the Ozarks, and over 60 Maverick

Region members registered, it was a no-brainer to pack

up the 911 and hit the road. Packing a 911 for a weeklong

active trip sounds daunting at first, but as the

process started moving along and items were fitted in to

every nook and cranny of the car, I was very impressed

with the amount of “stuff” we were able to fit.

Two suitcases, two backpacks, two full sets of golf

clubs, and a couple of bags full of various “why not, we

are not flying” type items. The moment of truth came

when we went to pack the 911 back up for the trip

home. Laid out in the hotel room were not only all the

items listed above but all of the great items that you get

when you are at Parade, including lots of cool stuff from

Porsche and other vendors, giveaways during the events,

and items purchased from the Parade Store. There

were also really cool -- but really bulky and fragile --

trophies that we were very fortunate to receive this year.

As I surveyed these items that seemed to

be stacked up in the hotel room as if in an

overstocked warehouse club, my first thought

was that there is absolutely no way all this

stuff is getting home with us in that car.

Well to my surprise, after some trial and error and

discovery of little spaces good for stuffing one shoe or

a couple of T-shirts here and there, everything fit and it

was a comfortable ride.

With the conversations I had during Parade week

with people on the National Executive Committee and

other region members, I can tell you that the Maverick

Region is getting a lot of attention for the great things

2 August

our event volunteers are doing. As name after name was

called for either a national award or an event win or

place I couldn’t help but feel what an honor it is to be

the President of the Maverick Region PCA!

MAV OF THE MONTH: John Sandusky

John Sandusky is a

quiet behind-the-scenes

contributor to our Maverick

Region. He has led the

instructors at our Drivers’

Education for more than

a decade as our Chief

Driving Instructor. When

his boys were younger,

they were each pressed

into service as front gate

keepers at our driving

events (not a lot of fun at

6:30 am for a teenager).

Always working to

protect the safety of our drivers and coaches, he has

been open to new ideas and adjustments while ensuring

the fun and safe etiquette of our track-driving program.

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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

secretary@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 Co-Chair

Chris Tabor

817-371-4888

de@mavpca.org

DE Co-Chair, Event Set-up

Daren Kirbo

254-396-2973

de@mavpca.org

DE Chief Driving Instr.

John Sandusky

817-777-0421

cdi@mavpca.org

DE Hospitality

Rose Gohlke

de@mavpca.org

DE Registrar

Jason Brodigan

deregistrar@mavpca.org

DE Marketing Director/

Event Planning

Chris Sorrels

demarketing@mavpca.org

Goodie Store

Chris Flaugh

214-288-5300

goodiestore@mavpca.org

Region Historian

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

historian@mavpca.org

Marketing, Social

Media Chair

Bill Orr

marketing@mavpca.org

Membership Chair,

Jim Hirsch

972-740-7377

membership@mavpca.org

Monthly Social Co-Chair

Clark Randall

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

techsessions@mavpca.org

Volunteers Chair

Landon Stogner

214-233-6858

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

Link to

Board

Meeting

minutes:

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

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2018 ABCDE Car Show

By Pat Carmichael

photos by Richard Cross and Jim Hirsch

Another All British and European

Car Day, or as they promoted,

the ABCDE(??), has come and

gone. (Hmmm, “ABCDE.” Not

sure how they came up with that

designation, but it works.) The

Maverick Region Porsche Club had

over 40 cars in attendance, which

was by far the best participation

of any participating brand. Way to

go Mavericks!!

Once again the venue, a star

attraction of this event, made for an

enjoyable experience. Coupling the

lake, the hills, and the wonderfully

big shady trees for us to hang out

under in our little foldable chairs,

along with a couple of hundred

interesting cars, made this event

what well-attended.

There was a full array of vehicles,

from the well-known to the seldomseen

emblems, some ultra-rare:

there were Alphas, Bugattis, MGs,

Jags, VWs, Porsches, Austins,

Rolls, Bentleys, Minis, Mercedes,

Citroens, BMWs, Opels, Ferraris,

Fiats, and many more, most of which

I had no idea what they were. This

made for frequent conversations

asking, “What is

this?” and then

the interesting

conversations,

all of which

added to the fun!

Speaking of fun,

the food trucks

were there:

Mini donuts, Ice

cream, Carnitas

Tacos, and every

kind of egg

sandwich you

could think of.

Yum!!

An interesting

part of this car

show is that it

is experienced not only by us car

enthusiasts, but also the standard

throng of weekenders that jog, bike

and stroll through White Rock

Lake Park. The lake people were

there in full force. Thousands made

their way through the long winding

corridors of cars.

We also saw just about every

type of bicycle

engineering

currently

available: pedaling

with their feet,

hands, or both;

standard upright

positions, prone;

single rider, dual

riders, no baby,

with baby, with

dog, without

dog, etc . . . Did

I say there were a

lot of kids?

The “car show”

is a judged event.

The car show participants vote for

their favorites of each brand. The

voting goes on during the morning

early afternoon. This brings the

Above: Alan Bambina’s 1962 356 Roadster.

enthusiasts up close and personal,

perusing the cars, looking for the

details of distinction: how clean,

how original, how rare, or if they

are just “cool.” Here’s the outcome

of the Porsche voting:

First

Alan Bambina

1962 356 Roadster

Second Ziad Blaik

1981 928S EURO

Third Rob W.

1973 914S

This year’s show is in the record

books and we can all look forward

to next year!!

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8 August


Welcome Our New Mavericks!

By Jim Hirsch, Region Membership Chair

New Members May 2018

Elika Ahmadi Dallas 2017 Macan

Domenico Alvaro Fort Worth 2008 911 Carrera

Sean Baker Fort Worth 2016 Cayman S

Elizabeth Beck Dallas 2012 Cayenne

A. Joseph Chabria Dallas 2006 Boxster

Patrick Chan Frisco 2012 911 Carrera

Jennifer Elliott Grand Prairie 2004 Boxster S

Ken Elliott Dallas 1986 944

Phil Elmore Irving 2003 Boxster S

Chris Fernandes Flower Mound 1983 911 Turbo

Chuck Furlich Grapevine 2018 718 Cayman S

Jerry Garner Willow Park 2013 Boxster S

Grant Griffin University Park 1989 944 S2

Timothy Hardin Dallas 2014 911 Carrera

Holly Hegeman Southlake 2015 Panamera S

Steve Kennedy Plano 2013 911 Carrera 4S

Kapil Khanna Parker 2013 Cayenne Turbo

Kell Kisrow Cedar Hill 2013 911 Carrera S

Dean Lackey Grapevine 2001 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Jim Lertdilok Plano 2006 911 Carrera S

Steven Levesque Pantego 1999 Boxster

Morgan Mcmillan Dallas 1958 356 Speedster

Collin Morphew McKinney 2011 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Glen Morris Fort Worth 2010 911 Carrera S

Justin Nezda Irving 1968 912

Timothy Pregler Fort Worth 2012 911 Carrera S

Martha Puckett Plano 1964 356

Robert Rieth Granbury 2004 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Brent Rodemeyer Heath 2013 911 Carrera S

Mark Scott Dallas 2015 Macan S

Vince Severns Frisco 2018 718 Boxster GTS

Bert Starr Plano 2015 911 Carrera S

Pete Story Allen 1995 911 Carrera 4

Dave Wagner Frisco 2014 911 GT3

Clarence Walton Justin 2010 Cayenne

Darrell Wellen Southlake 2009 911 Carrera

Dennis Zanatta Dallas 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Transfers In

Glenn Nichols & Daphone Weathersby Carrollton

Transfer From: Grand Prix (GPX) 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet

William Whitney

Flower Mound

Transfer From: San Gabriel Valley (SGB) 1986 944 Turbo

Please give a Maverick Welcome to these new members when you meet them!

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, contact Jim

Hirsch at membership@mavpca.org

Member Moment

Adrien Joseph Chabria

(joined 6/2018)

Occupation

Writer

Primary reason for joining PCA

Referred by friends. Camaraderie.

Current Porsche

2006 Boxster

Favorite Porsche

356, of course. Well also a 550. And a

Targa from my childhood in the seventies.

Best thing about owning a Porsche

The car itself is a joy to drive. And,

what a cool community, locally, and

worldwide.

Hobby interests

Tennis. Family. Comedy. Sometimes

all three.

Member Moment

Mark Palmer (joined

3/2016)

Occupation

Dentist

First Porsche

2015 Guards Red Cayman

Current Porsche(s)

2015 Guards Red Cayman and 1996

993

Favorite Porsche

993

Favorite Maverick or PCA event

PCA Palooza 2017

Best thing about owning a Porsche

All the great friends I have made

through Porsche ownership without

a doubt!

Maverick Membership Statistics as of July 1

Members: 1868 Affiliate Members: 922 Total Membership: 2790

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Porsche Promenade: It’s never too hot for Mavericks

By Mike Mahoney

pphotos by Bill Middleton,

So how hot is it? Does it really matter? Not to our Texas

tough Maverick’s it doesn’t! Don’t get me wrong - Sunday

afternoon on June 24 was no exception. Regardless of the

heat we had a great showing at 2018’s 2nd People’s Choice

Car Show. Close to 50 enthusiasts brought their precious

Porsche’s to Lakeside Market in Plano to compete in the

Summer show. From 356s to Carrera GT and GT2RS we

had some beautiful cars to peruse and vote as one of your

top 10 favorites.

The People’s Choice show is a lot of fun. There is no

pressure. Just bring your car, hang out with your friends,

and vote for your favorites. The top 10 favorites win an

award. The Maverick Region holds two People’s Choice

shows and two top down show and shine shows per year.

Maverick Region holds two Show and Shine and two

People’s Choice shows per year, one per season. Our next

event is a Show and Shine, to be held on Sunday, September

9 in Aubrey, TX. Look for more information in this issue.

Promenade

Porsche

people’s

choice

TOP 10

1955 Porsche 356 Continental

Jack Griffin

1962 Porsche 356

Alan Bambina

2018 Porsche GT3

Chris Sorrells

1983 Porsche 911 SC

Jim Bowen

1997 Porsche 911 C2S

Hampton Williams

1972 Porsche 911T

Mike Mahoney

2018 Porsche Cayman GTS

Janet Bowen

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Peter Wen

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

Scott Boyd

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Kruder’s Cars & Conversation

By Bill Kruder

photos courtesy of Rob Adams

Once again -- you guessed it – this

person and I met at an “impromptu”

at Lakeside in Plano about two

years ago. Many of you will know

his car, particularly the ‘94 968; it’s

been Porsche of the Month and on

the cover of Slipstream. He has also

been a contributor to Slipstream,

and when it came time to celebrate

the 25th Anniversary of the 968, he

managed to round up more 968s

than many of us will ever see in our

lifetime, all in one place.

So here is the next in my series of

“conversations” I would like to

share with you . . .

Rob Adams, Enthusiast since 2002,

Owner 1988 911 coupe and 1994

968 coupe

12 August

Bill Kruder: You sound like you

might be from here?

Rob Adams: No, I was actually born

in Japan; my dad was a pilot in

the Army Air Corps, so we moved

around a lot. I was only in Japan

for a year, then we moved to

Virginia for a bit. Our next stop was

Germany, followed by Alabama,

then to Brownwood, Texas. That’s

where I went to high school, so I

guess I call that home.

BK: How about College then?

RA: I really wanted to go to UT in

Austin, but my dad thought that

was too much of a party school

(laughing), so I

went to Howard

Payne University;

it’s a small private

Baptist school in

Brownwood.

BK: I understand

you had an

interesting college

job?

RA: Oh yes I did.

Kohler Bath has a

pretty big operation

in Brownwood.

Dad thought it

would be a good

idea to earn a living

while going to

school, so I was in

the factory where

they manufactured

toilets. My job was

in quality control

and I tested the

toilets by dropping

objects in them

to ensure they

worked. We were affectionately

known as “turd testers” (laughing).

BK: Oh gosh not sure where to go

from there (laughing), but then

what happened?

RA: Well I left there for a small

bank. Later I joined a bank in

Midland; this was 1981 when oil

was booming. I truly thought I had

landed in a great spot at the right

time, but little did I know: about

the day after I arrived it all came

crashing down. I was in the retail

side of things and I managed to last

about seven years.

BK: So how did you end up in Dallas?

RA: As luck would have it, the bank

president in Midland moved to

Dallas. I knew him pretty well, and

in 1988 he offered me a job here.

BK: Is this the same bank you work

for now?

RA: No -- I moved a few times.

Today I’m with BBVA as a private

banker in the Wealth Management

area, where I manage some 50

clients with my team.

BK: Where did your interests in cars

come from?

RA: When I was 13 my dad built a

dune buggy. Dad was a fanatic about

building and later restoring cars,

so my brother Jerry and I were his

team. As I recall, Jerry, being older,

was the hands on the wrenches with

him, and I was the guy cleaning and

scrubbing the parts. I look back at

that and think it’s what gave me

the understanding of what the parts

actually did and why.

BK: Where did the Porsche thing

come from?

RA: My dad bought Jerry and me,

for our first car, a 70 VW Bug.

Let’s clarify: he bought it and we

paid him back every penny -- it was

more like a loan. So I guess that was

the start of the German air-cooled

thing for me. My dad also always

admired Porsche and came close to

buying one in Germany. Then years

later he took me to the local dealer


to look at them. I guess he still deep

down wanted one but it was not

practical with the kids and all, so

we just looked.

BK: So when did you first drive one?

RA: Oh, I still remember that day it

1977. I was driving a red Trans Am

and went to Bob Miller Porsche in

Austin where they had just received

the Martini Edition of the 924,

so I took it for a test drive. Well,

I couldn’t shake the desire to drive

another, so some time later I went

back to test drive a 911. Well, he

gladly threw me the keys to the

924, but for the 911 he said “jump

in, I drive” (laughing).

BK: When did you finally own one?

RA: It was a long time coming;

actually I was about to buy a Harley.

My wife, M’Lynn, said “you’re not

a Harley guy, you’re a sports car

guy,” so heck, I bought a 911.

BK: Now I’ve heard there is more to

the story?

RA: So this was 2002. We bought

from a place in Rockwall. It seemed

like a great car, but shortly thereafter

we had to have the engine rebuilt.

We loved that car but only had it

for about two years. We ended up

selling to a club member, Chris

Summers. Chris and I are friends

today. We would see each other two

to three times a year, and every time

I saw the car I wanted it back. Well

fast forward about 12 years, and

Chris was ready to buy something

new, so I bought my car back; this

was March of 2017.

BK: Now tell me about the 968?

RA: In spring of 2011 I saw a

black 968 and loved the look of

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Maverick Marktpreis: Porsche Values

by Peter Wen

Porsche valuation is a highly interested topic to many

enthusiasts and collectors. Whether we want to admit it

or not, our Porsches are investments. We want them to

hold their value, and perhaps even appreciate over time.

In this new Slipstream feature, Maverick Marktpreis,

we highlight actual recent auction results to keep you

abreast of the latest activities.

This month we take a close look at 911 Turbo from the

997.1 generation. Total 911 magazine suggested 997 is

the best generation of 911 in an op-ed piece last year.

The famed twin-turbo 3.6L Mezger engine, rated at

480 hp, is good for 3.9 seconds, 0-60 mph acceleration

time. Excellence magazine’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide

offered these price ranges:

Turbo Coupe (2007-09) - $60,000-$75,000

Turbo Cabriolet (2008-09) - $65,000-$80,000

997.1 911 Turbo

Technical Specficiations

Similar to the 997 Carrera 4S

body, but with extra intakes at the

front and sides. It essentially had

the 996 Turbo engine, but with

all-new twin turbos and Variable

Turbine Geometry (VTG) that

effectively gave the best of both

small and large turbochargers.

Production Numbers 19201

Engine Capacity

3600cc

Compression Ratio 9.8:1

Water-cooled, Twin-turbocharged

Brakes Front: 350mm discs;

Rear: 350mm discs

Wheels & Tires

Front: 8.5x19-inch, 235/35/ZR19;

Rear: 11x19-inch, 305/30/ZR19

Maximum Power

Maximum Torque

Weight 1585kg

Length 4450mm

Width 1852mm

0-60mph

Top Speed

480bhp @

6,000rpm

460 lb-ft @

1,950-5,000rpm

3.9 seconds

193mph

2008 911 Turbo

Sold for $65,500 + $3,275 buyer fee

44k miles

Black/Black full leather

Twin turbo 3.6L Flat-Six

6-speed manual transmission

MSRP $142,740

Sport Chrono, Carbon Package

4 owners

2007 911 Turbo

Sold for $72,500 + $3,625 buyer fee

34k miles

Black / Black full leather

Twin turbo 3.6L Flat-Six

6-speed manual transmission

MSRP $127,295

20” HRE P40SC wheels

H&R Lowering Springs

3 owners

2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Sold for $68,500 + $3,425 buyer fee

71k miles

PTS Green Metallic / Natural Cocoa leather

Cocoa top

Twin turbo 3.6L Flat-Six

6-speed manual transmission

MSRP $148,890

Sport Chrono, Carbon Package

1 owner

2009 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Sold for $85,500 + $4,275 buyer fee

9.5k miles (yes, 9,500)

GT Silver / Natural Cocoa leather

Cocoa top

Twin turbo 3.6L Flat-Six

6-speed manual transmission

MSRP $157,925

Sport Chrono

2 owners

2009 911 Turbo

Sold for $75,000 + 3,750 buyer fee

47k miles

Meteor Grey / Black full leather

Twin turbo 3.6L Flat-Six

6-speed manual transmission

MSRP $146,030

Sport Chrono, Turbo aerokit

1 owner

2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Sold for $52,500 + $2,625 buyer fee

110k miles

Arctic Silver / Carrera Red / Stone Grey top

Twin turbo 3.6L Flat-Six

5-speed Tiptronic S transmission

MSRP $152,150

Sport Chrono

H&R Lowering Springs

5 owners

Tech Specs from Total 911 Datafile at total911.com

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You can test your

knowledge (or Google

search ability) of all

things Porsche by

participating in the

monthly trivia contest

posted online at http://

mav.pca.org/trivia.

Answers are due by the

last day of each month.

The winner of the trivia contest receives a $25 gift

certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case

of ties, a random drawing determines the winner.

The winner this month was Josh Hoffmann, getting

all 5 of 5 correct. Way to go Josh! Contact the Sales

Department at Zims to collect your gift certificate.

Thanks for playing!!! This time

we went with a Trivia that

brings Q&A this month dealing

with early Porsche 356-001.

Answers: 1)a, 2)d, 3)b, 4)d, 5)d

For instruction on how to submit your Porsche photos in the

POTM contest go to: http://mav.pca.org/photos/POTM/

Maverick Trivia: Are you a Porschephile?

Jerry DeFeo

sponsored by Zims Autotechnik

1. There is a lot of excitement with Porsche themselves building a

second No. 1 prototype that is more accurate than the existing

No. 1. What will it have for an engine?

a. No engine b. 1300 cc 1500 cc 1600 cc

Source: Hemmings Daily, May 29, 2018 by Daniel Strohl

2. One of the seven original owners of the original 356-001 rearranged

the Porsche letters on the nose of the car to read ________, as he

thought that sounded better than the unknown Porsche.

a. PORCH b. CHORPES c. SCHERPO d. PESCO

Source: Hemmings Daily, May 29, 2018 by Daniel Strohl

3. Another owner was driving it and it was wrecked by _______.

a. A tractor falling off a trailer onto the front cover/hood b. A carload of

nuns driving an Opel rear-ended it c. An ambulance T-boned it coming

off the Autobahn d. A crazed deer at night running in front of it

Source: Hemmings Daily, May 29, 2018 by Daniel Strohl

4. To maintain his innovative forward thinking, Ferry installed

brakes that were operated by _________.

a. Dual system hydraulics b. Pedal-actuated rod and clevis

c. Electric solenoids d. Pedal-actuated cable

Source: Hemmings Daily, May 29, 2018 by Daniel Strohl

5. Porsche, at the time 356-001 was being built, was primarily working for Cisitalia

in Gmund, Austria. About how many employees did they have at the time?

a. 50 b. 100 c. 150 d. 200

Source: Hemmings Daily, May 29, 2018 by Daniel Strohl


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A Tale of Two Boxsters

By Joann Talty

My husband had a self-imposed annual sales goal. I had

known of this goal since I met him, but assumed it would

take time. In December 2013, he reached his goal and

began a lengthy search for his reward. Night after night, he

shopped for Boxsters on Cars.com and Autotrader. After

researching IMS bearing issues in older models, he quickly

realized his dream Boxster would be newer than planned.

While he hunted, I panicked. Where will we put a

third car? Are we buying a new house with a three-car

garage too? Why a manual? Between his knee replacement

and my spinal fusion, that won’t be fun. Where will he

take this car? Does he really need a third car to run to

the golf course and Starbucks? I offered alternative

reward ideas – most of them vacation destinations.

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Nearly a year passed, and Pat hadn’t found his car.

He missed out on at least five cars because they weren’t

as advertised, or he called too late. When 2014 ended, he

reached his annual sales goal again, and I eased up on the

questioning. I wasn’t getting anywhere anyway. Instead, I

focused on what I do best and shared my input on cars

he considered. My color commentary clearly annoyed him.

In April 2014, he showed me a Carmona Red 2007

Boxster S, and I found it very attractive. Since turning

a corner months ago, I encouraged him to act quickly. I

applauded his patience and commitment to his budget.

He negotiated a deal on the phone, hired a mechanic for

a pre-purchase inspection, and booked a flight. Two days

later, he flew to Savannah and drove home in his brandnew

toy, so excited he forgot to pack his sunscreen and hat.

I didn’t accompany him much the first six weeks, but Pat

was lovin’ life. He showed it off to friends, lovingly handwashed

it, and gave me the coveted left side of the garage

(enabling him to park frighteningly close to the right wall to

open his door far enough.) He claimed no knee pain getting

in and out or driving. He suggested a two day road trip to

visit Texas wineries, dine on wood-fired pizza under the

stars, and play golf in Oklahoma. Who can turn that down?

Top down the entire trip, my long locks tangled within

the first hour. I learned to never wear it down. We enjoyed

curvy country roads and conversations with car guys. I

began to appreciate the Boxster and wanted to drive it.

He taught me golf -- surely he could teach me to drive

a six-speed. Instead, he suggested Sears driving school.

Soon after, we entered an empty church lot on a Sunday

afternoon. I spotted a boy in a Jeep learning parallel

parking between cones.

Perhaps he envied me

zooming about the lot,

shifting all the way up

to fourth gear. Only

once did Pat nearly

pee his pants when

I downshifted from

fourth to third and heard

a millisecond grind as I

mistakenly put it in first.

A month later, we

took a more significant

road trip. We packed

two sets of clubs in the

trunk with a garment

bag of wedding

formalwear. In the

frunk, we loaded two

suitcases, two backpacks, and golf shoes. A lunchsize

cooler of water fit underneath my knees in the

passenger seat, along with plenty of sunscreen and hats.

For ten days we spent roughly 30 hours in the car:

Dallas – Denver – Durango – Santa Fe – Albuquerque –

Dallas. I nervously drove two hours of this trip when he

tired, and surprisingly, nothing hurt. Upon our return,

I admit I fully turned the corner. I loved this Boxster!

We joined the Porsche Club and enjoyed PCA tours.

Pat experienced the thrill of DE weekends. More and

more of our life was now centered around this car, and

2016 flew by. At some point, I suggested I should have

a Boxster too. He proposed it should be a reward for

a goal I set, and slowly began to browse car ads again.

Upon reviewing the 2017 PCA tour calendar

and comparing it to Pat’s golf schedule, he decided

we wouldn’t do the Fortunata Winery Tour so he


could play in a tournament. “Maybe you won’t

be doing the Fortunate Winery Tour,” I replied.

Several seconds passed before he agreed to work with

me and help me overcome my fear of inclines – specifically,

complete stops on inclines with a car close behind. He also

insisted I take a friend who could drive a manual if I ran into

problems. I agreed. For four months, I begged to drive every

errand. He compared me to a teenager begging for the car.

Next came solo driving. On days off, I’d ask for the

car for errands, but he’d have to back it out of the garage

so I wouldn’t take the mirror off. Soon, he taught me to

maneuver it out, but I couldn’t do it as gracefully as he in

two steps. Sometimes, I’d be on the grass for the correct

angle to exit our narrow driveway gate. My next phase

really annoyed him: asking to borrow his beloved Boxster

when he traveled. This may have lit a fire under Pat. He

began to regularly check sites for automatic Boxsters.

On my birthday, I pulled Pat out of his office in the

middle of the day to test drive a brand-new Boxster 718. I

loved the commercials, and it frequently popped up on my

Facebook feed. I considered it a sign that I must have one.

I immediately noticed the turbo four didn’t have the same

rumble as the flat six, and the trunk was too small for golf

clubs. It also scared me. As I drove around Plano for 30

minutes, all I could think was, “Please . . . nobody hit me.”

I drove the tour in Pat’s car with my neighbor

(who can’t drive a manual) and had a blast. I killed

the engine at a stop once, but I hit 104 mph in the

sweep position without scaring her. Proud that I kept

up with my group, I KNEW I needed my own car.

Feeling more comfortable in a six-speed, I wondered

if I’d miss out on part of the fun with an automatic.

I asked Pat to include manual vehicles in his search.

Last June on a Friday night, he handed me his iPad to

view 32 photos of a blue 2011 Boxster. Blue?? I did not want

blue. I didn’t want black, red, grey, white, or silver either.

I had my heart set on orange or yellow, but most of

them came with black interiors. No menopausal

woman needs a black interior in Texas heat.

I thumbed through the pictures, loving the sand

interior, wheels, and brown soft-top. The total package

seemed to work, and this car resided in Texas. One

problem: this Boxster was a base model, not an S.

Pat called the dealer on Saturday, drove five hours to

see it Monday, and by midweek, it was mine. While I

wasn’t patient enough to wait for a Boxster S, I do enjoy

saying, “I have the sexy one -- he has the fast one.”

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Autocross Event 5: Mineral Wells

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

Eight women driving Porsches (out of 14 Porsche entries)

made up the majority of the drivers at our June 17 event.

A total of 72 entries came out to face the heat, but the

intermittent cloud cover helped a lot. The PCA group also

enjoyed Scott Wolthuis’ open sided trailer shade.

photos by Robert Kirby /LightSpeed Images

P1 - 'PCA 1'

Total Entries: 3

Car Color Best Time Diff.

1T P1 7 Amir El-Baghdady 944 S2 Maroon 88.77 -

2 P1 16 Fran Ussery Boxster S 986 Speed Yellow 92.9 4.13

3 P1 168 Carolle Liu Boxster 987 White 95.318 2.418

P3 - 'PCA 3'

Total Entries: 2

Car Color Total Diff.

1T P3 71 Steve Farnham Cayman GT4 yellow 82.21 -

2 P3 171 Sherry Farnham Cayman GT4 88.786 6.576

P4 - 'PCA 4'

Total Entries: 6

Car Color Total Diff.

1 P4 954 Mark Schnoerr 914 Lime green 86.74 -

2 P4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr 914 Lime Green 88.444 1.704

3T P4 906 Carey Spreen 924S Red 88.599 0.155

4T P4 90 Sue Crimm 924S Red 95.636 7.037

5 P4 907 Geneva Spreen 924S Red 108.284 12.648

6T P4 5 Edward Mayo 914 2.0 Silver DNF 108.28

P6 - 'PCA 6'

Total Entries: 1

Car Color Total Diff.

1T P6 1 Anna Zimmermann 911 C4 100.838 -

P7 - 'PCA 7'

Total Entries: 1

Car Color Total Diff.

1T P7 7 Douglas Edney 996 Black 90.324 -

P9 - 'PCA 9'

Total Entries: 1

Car Color Total Diff.

1T P9 56 Scott Wolthuis 911S Blue 86.844 -

The Equipe Rapide team set up a long, fast, and technical

course. The setup crew did a very nice job marking

and cleaning off the driving surface before and between

run groups.

Quickest in the Porsche performance index was Steve

Farnham (Hill Country Region) in the Speed Yellow

Cayman GT4, came all the way from Georgetown, TX,

for this event with his wife Sherry. Second and third quick

index were Mark and Sigrid Schnoerr in the family 914.

Scott Wolthuis in his 1975 911S and Carey Spreen in his

1987 924S were very close this time.

Ed Mayo was putting down a terrific first run when his

914 decided it was time for a new wiring harness and shut

down right before the finish line. Julia did not get to drive,

although Mark and Sigrid offered up their 914 to keep

them in the hunt. Ed’s car was flatbedded home. At least

Ed knows a great mechanic and shop to do the repair!

Above: Sue Crimm, Geneva Spreen, Julia Underwood, Fran Ussery, Sigrid

Schnoerr, Sherry Farnham , Carolle Liu, and Anna Zimmermann.

Below: Back row: Amir El-Baghdady, Andy, Scott Wolthuis, Carey Spreen, Mark

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and Sigrid Schnoerr. Front row: Sue Crimm, Geneva Spreen, Doug Edney, Steve

Farnham, Ed Mayo, and Fran Ussery.

Next event is August 12, returning to Lone Star Park.

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Mavs & Mochas: Stonebriar Community Church

By Debi Kruder

photos by Jim Hirsch, Bill Kruder, Peter Wen

This month, Mavs & Mochas met under clear blue

skies in Frisco, TX at Stonebriar Community Church,

where the “Big Kids” brought out nearly 120 of their

cool Porsches. To make the morning even more fun, our

very own Mav PCA member Ajai Cadambi made a special

appearance with his new red Ford GT Heritage Edition,

which was eye candy for both the young and old. Setting

the tone for what was about to take place inside, the third

annual Stonebriar Grand Prix was about to begin!

If you have not attended this car event, it’s one of our

favorites of the season, with the cars outside averaging

170 inches in length, and the rigs inside at a maximum

of seven inches. Nearly 160 pinewood derby cars took

the track, and the race for speed began, with each car

racing in four heats (one on each track) and computermonitored

software and timer calculating the fastest of

their four times. More than 300 people cheered on the

races, enjoying Steel City Pops and delicious sandwiches

and burgers from The Eggcellent Café food truck. Thanks

to Stonebriar for the complimentary Hope Coffee, and to

Park Place Porsche for the plentiful Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Back outside, the fun continued as we featured nearly

a dozen Cayennes celebrating their 15th anniversary.

Park Place Porsche showcased a new 2018 model, and

what a surprise when Steve Bukoski, president of the

Lone Star Region, pulled in to sport his Cayenne too!

With cold bottles of water, Hope Coffee, cold popsicles,

and 275 rigs both big and small, it truly was a morning

of driving friendships with our neighbors around the

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Below: One of the pinewood derby racers at the event

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Here, There, and Everywhere: The Revolver Tour

By Brant Worrell, Tours Co-Chair

photos by Bill Orr

If you like beer and Porsches, then the fourth

Maverick Tour of 2018 was for you! Heck, even if you

don’t like beer, this tour was for you!

The “Here, There and Everywhere” Revolver

Tour took place on Saturday, June 23, and ended at

Revolver Brewing in Granbury. This particular tour had

something for everybody: hills, valleys, turns, twists,

long straightaways, country driving, city driving, great

weather, good music, good food, and did I mention

really good beer?

The day started in Weatherford with 86 cars -- yes,

I said 86 Porsches – on a June tour along with 156

occupants! The tour wound its way through the towns

of Dennis, Allison, Morgan Hill, and Paluxy, to name

a few, before arriving in Granbury. In between the

beginning and end, we covered 87.4 miles, for a total

of 7,516 miles driven by those 86 lucky Porschephiles.

Helping herd all of us were nine excellent group leader

drivers, who included Derrick Tate, Brant Worrell (me),

Tom Gomer, Sam Bryant, Scott Garwood, Jay Lynch,

Mark Pitarresi (Tours Co-Chair), Karl Poulsen, and Ed

Martelle. Thank you all for your help safely guiding

everyone to the end and without any tickets!

A big thanks to Karen Poulsen for helping us

get everyone signed in! Once drivers and occupants

arrived at Revolver Brewing, they were treated to

their own private parking area away from the white

gravel of the standard parking lot, and things only got

better from there! A $10 admission got you a logo pint

glass, beer tastings (for those over 21, of course), live

music, and a tour given by one of Revolver Brewing’s

genius (their words not mine) brewers. The food was

provided by Taco Guy. Good things were said about

their awesome street tacos, chimichangas, and the

like. If you were in the mood for German food, after

a beer, that could be had down the road at Ketzler’s

Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten.

Overall, the fourth Maverick Tour of 2018 brought

out a lot of Porsches and a lot of smiles on those who

participated. Some tour veterans even went so far as to

say this was their favorite tour ever, with the great mix

of roads and our fun destination.

The next Maverick Tour is Sunday, September 23,

and will end at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, TX.

It is our annual charity drive, so stay tuned for more

details to follow soon. Mark and I hope to see you all

there in September to support a great cause!

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Drivers’ Education at COTA: 2018 HPDE By

By Wade Ledbetter

photos by Andrew Barber

As Porsche owners, PCA gives us the unique

opportunity through the High Performance Driver

Education (HPDE) program to take our cars out to a

track and drive them how they were meant to be driven.

We’re blessed with a number of great tracks within a

day’s drive of the Maverick Region. Our own “home”

track at MotorSport Ranch (MSR) in Cresson is an

excellent place to develop and hone your skills. The

crown jewel of road course tracks in the area, however,

is undoubtedly Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in

Austin, TX.

I have driven HPDE events with PCA for a little over

a year, all of them at MSR Cresson. This was my first

opportunity to take my car and skills to COTA. I had

heard the track was very fast. What I did not understand

before driving it, was how deceivingly fast it is. With a

wide path and huge run-off areas designed for Formula

1 speeds, the perception of speed is much different than

what we see at all the other tracks in the area. It took a

bit of adjustment to get the feel for the cornering speeds

on such a different track.

One of the great advantages of HPDE events,

and PCA in general, is the ability to socialize with

other PCA members around a common interest:

the love for great cars and driving enjoyment.

It’s a natural bond, regardless of background or career

path. Prior to this event, I posted on our Maverick

Facebook page that I was looking for someone to take

my track tires down to COTA. One of our fellow

members, Arthur Greenstein, was making his first trip

ever to an HPDE event and offered to help me out. That

led to a great opportunity to socialize and share

experiences over the course of the weekend, and we’ve

talked several times since. He’s now hooked on HPDE

just like me!

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45 Years

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40 Years

Steven Kent (Barbara)

35 Years

J Wilt (Mary)

25 Years

Kevin Chen (Christine)

Gerhard Lage

Dan McElroy

20 Years

Shawn Sabanayagam (Nina)

15 Years

Jason Christian (Jessica)

Timothy Machala (Sherie)

10 Years

John Cioch (Sara West)

Rafael Serralta

Mike Wherley

5 Years

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Daniel Griffith (Danielle)

Jon Hamel (Saundra)

Joseph Hoinoski (Deirdre)

Mark Kraft (Rebekah Schellenberg)

Jordan Novorr

Patrick Ongena (Judy)

Rick Ritchie

Kurt Scaggs (Melissa)

James Stieve (Janet)

Jim Thompson (Brenda)

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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor

By Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor

The names and places have been changed to protect

the innocent, and others.

I was talking to my, um, “brother” the other day

about teaching his eldest to drive. To my surprise, she

wants to learn to drive a manual. What a novelty. These

days it seems like we should be excited that kids want

to learn to drive at all. But we live in Texas and God

willing, we’ll be driving long after it’s fashionable.

Like bluebonnets and Ruby Red grapefruit. I know,

I like them too.

After we discussed the finer points of hiring

a driving school rather than keep all that joy to

ourselves, it reminded me of the first time I taught

someone to drive. This story does not end well, so if

you’re squeamish, look away now. It all started one

fateful afternoon when my wife came home and told

me one of her team members asked if I would teach

her daughter to drive. You know, because I was a

car guy. I reluctantly agreed, and the lessons began.

We started in the high school parking lot with cones

and the usual finger pointing and deep breathing. We

progressed past parking and reversing and I found

myself nowhere to go but the open road. I laugh

now when I see a young person drive through a red

light with a wide-eyed, open-mouthed parent at their

right. At the time, not so much. But we managed to

arrive home after each lesson more or less intact, and

eventually I pronounced her ready for her driving test.

And that was that. She was soon a licensed driver. But

you know that wasn’t how it ended, don’t you?

Fast forward maybe three weeks and we were

sitting in church at a wedding with her mother, when

she got a phone call, stood up and left. Huh, must’ve

been important. Understatement. Her daughter was

coming home from her first solo drive out of town,

and decided to text her mother that she was home.

While she was still driving. In her neighborhood.

What she had forgotten was that the road in front of

her house curved. She hit her neighbors mailbox and

rolled the car. Right in front of her house. I helped her

father right the mailbox. Good times. So it makes me

wonder if the kids have gottenx it right. Either that or

they could put their phones down and drive.

Good luck little brother - Enjoy the Drive!

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