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DECEMBER <strong>2018</strong>

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©<strong>2018</strong> Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all traffic laws at all times.

VOLUME 57<br />

ISSUE 12<br />

DECEMBER <strong>2018</strong><br />


Jason drives a 944?<br />

Photo by George Luxbacher<br />


6 | Maverick DE Program Evolves to Fill a Void<br />

8 | Maverick Tech Session: Insurance<br />

12 | Park Place Supercar Showcase: Member Perspectives<br />

14 | Cars, Coffee & Conversation<br />

17 | Maverick Marktpreis: Porsche Values<br />

22 | A New Porsche Dealership: Hamburg Germany<br />

23 | Autocross: Event #9 Lone Star Park<br />

24 | Mavs&Mochas: Pearl Cup Coffee<br />

24 | Member Story: My Wife is Always Right, Always Right<br />

27 | Maverick Halloween Rally: <strong>2018</strong><br />

28 | Maverick Tours Recap: MotorSport Ranch Tour<br />


17 | Board Meeting<br />

17 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo<br />

17 | All Member Party<br />

18 | Maverick Lunch Series<br />

18 | Maverick Social<br />

18 | Tech Session<br />

25 | Mavs&Mochas<br />


2 | Sprockets (President’s Column)<br />

2 | Maverick of the Month<br />

4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs<br />

4 | Zone 5 Presidents<br />

11 | New Mavericks<br />

11 | Member Moments<br />

20 | Porsche of the Month<br />

20 | Porsche Trivia<br />

34 | Advertiser Index<br />

34 | Anniversaries<br />

36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)<br />


See more details and check for event updates via the QR code<br />

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

<strong>December</strong><br />

Mavs & Mochas and People’s Choice Car Show............................(Sat) 1<br />

Maverick Toy Drive.......................................................................(Sat) 1<br />

Maverick Founders Day Celebration.............................................(Sat) 1<br />

Board Meeting.......................................................................... (Wed) 5<br />

Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 11<br />

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 15<br />

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 27<br />

January<br />

Board Meeting.......................................................................... (Wed) 2<br />

Lewisville area lunch................................................................... (Tue) 8<br />

Mavs & Mochas: ?..................................................................... (Sat) 12<br />

Maverick Social: BJ’s Dallas......................................................(Thu) 17<br />

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 19<br />

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 24<br />

Maverick Tech Session: Understanding Lubricants.................... (Sat) 27<br />

Last month’s cover car 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar sold at<br />

RM Sotheby’s for $5,945,000.<br />

Photos credit Sotheby’s<br />

On the Cover<br />

Maverick Tour to MotorSport Ranch.<br />

Photo by Rober Kirby, LightSpeed Images<br />

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SPROCKETS: Driving Year Round<br />

By David Robertson, Region President<br />

I recently spoke with a friend of mine in New<br />

York who was prepping his new Cayman for<br />

winter storage. Aside from being very sad that he<br />

would not be able to enjoy driving his Porsche for<br />

the next 5-6 months, he detailed the ritual that<br />

takes place every year in November.<br />

• Detail the car<br />

• Fill the tank<br />

• Add fuel stabilizer<br />

• Put the wheels in cradles to prevent flat spots<br />

• Arrange silica gel packs strategically to<br />

absorb moisture<br />

• Cover the car<br />

• Get the latest version of the Forza video<br />

game to at least simulate the ability to get<br />

out and drive<br />

That seems to me like a lot of wasted time,<br />

energy, and heartache when you can just live<br />

in Texas where we enjoy driving our two-door<br />

Porsches any season!<br />

I lived many years in Boston, and now that I<br />

am back in DFW, I wonder why anyone would<br />

put themselves through this yearly misery! Many<br />

of you have lived in areas of the country where<br />

this was on your yearly checklist and will probably<br />

agree that we have it pretty good down here for<br />

year-round driving.<br />

Although there have been a few times in past<br />

years here in DFW that I have not been willing to<br />

venture out in the rare ice and snow, for the most<br />

part it has been pretty good. Since there are usually<br />

no chemicals or salt on the roads, with a little sun<br />

things are usually back to normal pretty quick.<br />

After having the conversation with my friend<br />

in New York I decided to take advantage of some<br />

good weather and go for a drive in my 911 to<br />

experience the thrill that I always get on a good<br />

twisty road. I don’t need much of an excuse to get<br />

out but this time I appreciated it just a little bit<br />

more than usual.<br />


Mark Pitarresi and Brant<br />

Worrell, Tours Co-Chairs<br />

Have you been on one of our tours recently?<br />

If so it is no surprise that the team of Mark and<br />

Brant are well deserving of our recognition.<br />

These two work tirelessly to insure the Maverick<br />

Region has a safe and fun Tours program. Our<br />

Tours have become one of, if not the most well<br />

attended Tours program of any region in PCA!<br />

Mark and Brant have added innovation and well<br />

thought out logistic design to these events to<br />

make them safe and enjoyable for everyone and<br />

our members are giving them rave reviews! There<br />

is a ton of behind the scenes work that goes in<br />

to each of these events, from route creation and<br />

pre-drives (to make sure there are no surprises<br />

such as closed roads or unacceptable pavement)<br />

to setting up destination venues and organizing<br />

a team of fantastic volunteers to make sure every<br />

base is covered. Mark and Brant, thank you for<br />

your tireless efforts to make the Maverick Region<br />

Tour program so great!<br />

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<strong>2018</strong> Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs<br />

President<br />

David Robertson<br />

617-797-0516<br />

president@mavpca.org<br />

Vice President<br />

Jim Falgout<br />

vp@mavpca.org<br />

Secretary<br />

Carey Spreen<br />

817-422-3480<br />

secretary@mavpca.org<br />

Treasurer<br />

Deborah Fike<br />

972-672-4282<br />

treasurer@mavpca.org<br />

Autocross Chair<br />

Mark Schnoerr<br />

ax@mavpca.org<br />

Charity Chair<br />

Chris Hamilton<br />

hope@mavpca.org<br />

Club Race Co-Chair<br />

Pat Heptig<br />

214-649-7907<br />

cr@mavpca.org<br />

Club Race Co-Chair<br />

Joel Nannis<br />

cr@mavpca.org<br />

Coffee Meets Co-Chair<br />

Derrick Tate<br />

972-748-1178<br />

coffeemeets@mavpca.org<br />

Concours Chair<br />

Mike Mahoney<br />

801-230-1482<br />

concours@mavpca.org<br />

DE Co-Chair<br />

Chris Tabor<br />

817-371-4888<br />

de@mavpca.org<br />

DE Co-Chair<br />

TJ Kroehle<br />

de@mavpca.org<br />

DE Chief Driving Instr.<br />

John Sandusky<br />

817-777-0421<br />

cdi@mavpca.org<br />

DE Hospitality<br />

Rose Gohlke<br />

de@mavpca.org<br />

DE Registrar<br />

Jason Brodigan<br />

deregistrar@mavpca.org<br />

DE Marketing Director/<br />

Event Planning<br />

Chris Sorrells<br />

demarketing@mavpca.org<br />

Goodie Store<br />

Chris Flaugh<br />

214-288-5300<br />

goodiestore@mavpca.org<br />

Region Historian<br />

Carey Spreen<br />

817-422-3480<br />

historian@mavpca.org<br />

Marketing, Social<br />

Media Chair<br />

Bill Orr<br />

marketing@mavpca.org<br />

Membership Chair,<br />

Jim Hirsch<br />

972-740-7377<br />

membership@mavpca.org<br />

Monthly Social Co-Chair<br />

Clark Randall<br />

hh@mavpca.org<br />

Monthly Social Co-Chair<br />

Vanessa Fernandes<br />

hh@mavpca.org<br />

Online Calendar<br />

Karl Poulsen<br />

calendar@mavpca.org<br />

PCA Tours Co-Chair<br />

Mark Pitarresi<br />

817-715-7156<br />

tours@mavpca.org<br />

PCA Tours Co-Chair<br />

Brant Worrell<br />

tours@mavpca.org<br />

Rally Co-Chair<br />

Don Sebert<br />

214-613-6900<br />

rally@mavpca.org<br />

Rally Co-Chair<br />

George Luxbacher<br />

rally@mavpca.org<br />

Registrar, Club Race<br />

Wendy Shoffit<br />

crreg@mavpca.org<br />

ARK-LA-TEX<br />

Ken Chandler<br />

bad968@bellsouth.net,<br />

Safety Co-Chair<br />

Wayne Elliott<br />

safety@mavpca.org<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Editor<br />

Kurt Scaggs<br />

469-446-1690<br />

editor@mavpca.org<br />

Social Chair<br />

Debi Kruder<br />

social@mavpca.org<br />

Trivia Chair<br />

Jerry DeFeo<br />

972-240-5800<br />

trivia@mavpca.org<br />


Tuffy von Briesen<br />

president@hcrpca.org<br />

Safety Co-Chair<br />

Bob Kramer<br />

safety@mavpca.org<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Event Ad Design<br />

David Tierny<br />

eventads@mavpca.org<br />

Tech Sessions Chair<br />

Michael Baynton<br />

214-641-2848<br />

techsessions@mavpca.org<br />

Volunteers Chair<br />

Landon Stogner<br />

214-233-6858<br />

volunteers@mavpca.org<br />


Scott Spradley<br />

swsprad@bellsouth.net<br />


Eric Costello<br />

ecostellodo@gmail.com<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Advertising,<br />

Coffee Meets<br />

Bill Kruder<br />

214-497-0711<br />

ads@mavpca.org<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Mailing<br />

Andy Mears<br />

214-394-5857<br />

mailing@mavpca.org<br />

Time Trial Chair,<br />

(AX/TT Rules)<br />

Travis Howard<br />

214-616-6152<br />

tt@mavpca.org<br />

Web Site Chair<br />

James Shoffit<br />

972-786-6246<br />

webmaster@mavpca.org<br />

<strong>2018</strong> PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Content Ed.<br />

Carey Spreen<br />

817-422-3480<br />

editor@mavpca.org<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> Printing<br />

Fran Ussery<br />

972--438-8344 (W)<br />

817-481-8342 (H)<br />

printing@mavpca.org<br />

TT Registrar, AX/TT<br />

Schools, Swap Meets<br />

Robyn Howard<br />

214-991-0873<br />

drivingschools@mavpca.org<br />

Link to<br />

Board<br />

Meeting<br />

minutes:<br />


Jason Tollison<br />

presidentcmr@gmail.com<br />


Bryan Kerrick<br />

bksailspadre@sbcglobal.net<br />


Steve Bukoski<br />

president@lsrpca.com<br />


Mikel Matthews<br />

Mikel.matthews@gmail.com<br />


David Robertson<br />

president@mavpca.org<br />

OZARK<br />

Jim Woolly<br />

jim.carol_NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net<br />


Stan Labat<br />

labat@cox.net<br />


Leonard Zechiedrich<br />

whiteriverregionpca@gmail.com<br />

ZONE 5 REP<br />

Jon Jones<br />

zone5rep@pca.org<br />

www.zone5.pca.org<br />

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Maverick DE Program Evolves to Fill a Void<br />

By Mark Schnoerr<br />

photos by Robert Kirby, LightSpeed Images<br />

PCA was one of the first organizations to offer race<br />

track driver education events. The membership was<br />

already doing autocross, so it was natural stepping stone<br />

for many to learn the skills and to experience even more<br />

of what their Porsches were designed to do so well.<br />

Naturally, we needed instructors, presentations, and safety<br />

rules, and the program grew while spawning other car<br />

clubs and organizations to enter the arena. If you want<br />

to drive fast, there are now many organizations running<br />

track day drivers’ education programs, Time Trials, and<br />

Club Racing.<br />

but mostly on-track driving sessions that focused on the<br />

elements of track driving: acceleration, hard braking,<br />

low and high speed slaloms, lane change exercises, and<br />

learning the proper line around the track. We even had<br />

use of the skidpad to teach the nuances of controlling<br />

understeer, oversteer, and steady-state cornering using<br />

combinations of braking, steering, and accelerating. At<br />

the end of the day, we did some lead/follow exercises to<br />

combine all the skills, still without putting tires, brakes,<br />

or drivers at risk by limiting speeds and enforcing a nopassing<br />

rule. Our instructor corps stepped up to make<br />

Some organizations require autocross experience, a car<br />

control clinic, or skidpad training to prepare the student<br />

(client) for the race track driving experience. Those clients<br />

are much more prepared for what they will experience<br />

on track and can learn very quickly. They have magnetic<br />

numbers for their cars, own a helmet, and can’t wait to<br />

graduate to ever-faster run groups as they work their way<br />

through the program. However, there are others who are<br />

looking for a less risky way to get more than a few touring<br />

laps on track without all that risk to the car, tires, and<br />

brakes of a classic DE participant.<br />

Some of our local Porsche dealers have been looking for<br />

something the more exciting for their 4-door customers<br />

and fledgling enthusiasts to try to get more enjoyment<br />

from their amazing cars without jumping all the way into<br />

DE. So the club took a chance to modify the last event of<br />

the season to make this happen.<br />

On Saturday, October 20, the entire program was<br />

focused on coached race track training. The instructor<br />

group was the only other group on track all day. We added<br />

a Car Control Clinic program to the usual beginner and<br />

intermediate Green and Blue Group instructed sessions.<br />

On Sunday, we did the opposite, with no instruction<br />

and a solo-approved-only track day for those who are<br />

totally committed to DE.<br />

The Car Control Clinic on Saturday was to include no<br />

passing, moderate speeds, no numbers on the cars, and no<br />

helmets, to experience what was essentially a deconstructed<br />

Green run group. There were multiple classroom sessions,<br />

this happen, and the CCC clients were full of smiles while<br />

enjoying the experience. The Park Place Porsche team who<br />

brought clients to the CCC were equally impressed with<br />

the pilot program.<br />

Here are a few of the writeups we received after<br />

the Car Control Clinic:<br />

I wanted to test and enjoy my 964 in an unrestricted<br />

way, so I signed up for the PCA Drivers’ Education Car<br />

Control Clinic at MotorSport Ranch. Since I’ve never<br />

even felt the ABS kick in, I thought this group was a good<br />

place to start. No helmet or car numbers were needed, and<br />

speeds were reasonable, which is actually fast for an aircooled<br />

car. There was a braking exercise, instructed laps<br />

where I learned about cornering, a slalom course, and<br />

some classroom instruction mixed in, all of which was<br />

high yield. Driving the 964 in its natural environment also<br />

allowed me to test and verify my car’s systems. I had so<br />

much fun, I’m going to sign up for the next event so I can<br />

drive my Porsche the way it was designed to be driven. The<br />

saying that it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast might be<br />

true but I wouldn’t know; my 964 is fast. - Jason Bentow<br />

On Saturday, October 20, at my husband’s urging, I got<br />

up way too early to make my way over to a racetrack in<br />

Cresson, Texas for a day of learning – learning about my<br />

car and seeing firsthand where my husband has spent so<br />

many weekends away from home over the past five years.<br />

My car is a 2016 Cayenne Diesel named Blanche. I<br />

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was told this would be an opportunity to find out how my<br />

car performs on a track, including some special exercises<br />

involving high-speed maneuvers. Get me some coffee, and<br />

bring it on!<br />

We arrived in Cresson a little before 8:30, registered,<br />

and got prepped by some sharp young men from Park<br />

Place Porsche. Although numbers weren’t required for this<br />

group of beginners, my husband insisted that I wear my<br />

newly assigned 528 in black on my white Cayenne. I could<br />

have spent that $30 on wine for after the Clinic, but he<br />

wanted me to look the part for my first event.<br />

At about 9:30, and for the next hour and a half, we<br />

put our cars through their paces: full acceleration followed<br />

by full stop several times on each of two laps. I had no<br />

idea how well Blanche could come to a controlled stop!<br />

Instructor Rick seemed to be having as much fun as I<br />

was. From there, we moved on to the next segment to<br />

see how many cones we could hit in the slalom. I’m still<br />

apologizing to Robin Howard for taking down so many of<br />

her “children.” The final morning exercise was the Mosh<br />

Pit, known to those at the event as the Skid Pad, showing<br />

us how small changes in the accelerator pedal translate<br />

to big changes in the turning radius. Instructor Tom was<br />

great about teaching through my eccentricities. After a<br />

handful of circles in both directions, we paused for lunch<br />

and to let some other groups out on the track.<br />

After lunch, we had another hour and a half scheduled,<br />

including braking to a full stop with the electronic<br />

emergency brake, high-speed lane changes, and the final,<br />

ultimate session: putting together all that we’d learned<br />

through the day in a Lead/Follow group. Several groups of<br />

four or five of us got behind an instructor for lots of laps<br />

around the track, by ourselves, no instructor in the car<br />

and at speeds that let you feel how the car really handled.<br />

Instructor Peter started the afternoon but couldn’t eject<br />

himself from the passenger seat fast enough. It’s possible<br />

he was unnerved by Bête the stuffed Bat hanging from the<br />

rear seat grab handle.<br />

Instructor John closed out the day with a steady hand<br />

and solid advice. Classroom time throughout the day, led<br />

by Instructor Mark Schnoerr, did a great job of augmenting<br />

our on-track activities.<br />

I knew I’d had a good time when I started talking to<br />

a couple of girlfriends the next day about joining me in<br />

Cresson in the future.<br />

Thanks for the introduction. - Lisa Mitchell<br />

We got a lot of feedback on ways to improve the Car<br />

Control Clinic, incorporate elements, work more closely<br />

with the dealers, and take advantage of this low-risk<br />

stepping stone approach to bringing new participants into<br />

our organization while teaching essential Car Control<br />

Skills they can use every day regardless of their DE<br />

aspirations.<br />


Maverick Tech Session Series: Insurance<br />

By Michael Baynton, Region Tech Session Chair<br />

Think back—how much time did you spend researching the<br />

purchase of your Porsche(s)? Deciding on the specific model, the<br />

“must have” options, the color, even the dealership or private<br />

seller from which to purchase. And that’s before you even sit<br />

down and consider the selling price and what you are willing<br />

to pay for your new toy. All that time spent to get just the right<br />

car at just the right price. And then most people just call their<br />

current insurance company to add the additional vehicle to their<br />

policy—probably with the exact same coverage as the family<br />

SUV or grocery-getter. And that last decision might the right<br />

one. Or it might be all wrong.<br />

Does your Porsche have ACV (actual cash value) coverage?<br />

Or maybe a “Stated value” or “Agreed value” policy?<br />

If you drive your 911 through Fancytown<br />

and happen to bump into a new Ferrari<br />

488, do you have enough coverage to<br />

pay for the damages?<br />

And if you have special “Classic car” insurance on your<br />

garage queen 356, when exactly can you drive your baby and<br />

still be adequately insured?<br />

These topics and more were covered during our latest tech<br />

session, held on November 3 at Park Place Porsche. Justin<br />

Husman from Phoenix Insurance provided a comprehensive<br />

overview of the various types of coverages available, and<br />

touched on the pros and cons of each. While the focus was<br />

primarily on car insurance, he also covered homeowner and<br />

umbrella policies as well as track insurance. (Fun fact: if<br />

you purchase track insurance for a weekend HPDE day and<br />

somehow manage to make contact with another car on track,<br />

you are out of luck! The coverage you purchased typically<br />

only covers damage to your car if you make contact with a<br />

barrier or wall. Who knew?)<br />

In addition to highlighting the differences between the<br />

various policies, Justin also delved into the differences between<br />

the types of insurance providers and independent brokers. He<br />

provided great advice and “insider” insight into the insurance<br />

business, and a healthy Q&A session from our 40+ members<br />

in attendance turned out to be very enlightening. Suffice it to<br />

say that quite a few will be doing additional research on their<br />

current insurance policies!<br />

A big thank-you goes out to G.M. Patrick Huston and Liz<br />

Shafton at Park Place Porsche, who graciously allowed us to<br />

use their training room for this tech session. As he always<br />

does, Patrick greeted our members and made himself available<br />

to our members to show them around the dealership. Also, to<br />

Justin Husman for presenting the info and providing donuts<br />

and coffee. And lastly, lots of appreciation for the MAV PCA<br />

volunteers who came early to help set up and leave late to<br />

help with clean-up! Stay tuned for an even better slate of tech<br />

sessions coming in 2019!!<br />

Your mind’s been racing.<br />

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10 <strong>December</strong>

Welcome Our New Mavericks!<br />

By Jim Hirsch, Region Membership Chair<br />

New Members October <strong>2018</strong><br />

Cameron Baynard Dallas 2017 Cayman S<br />

Cody Cowan Tyler <strong>2018</strong> 718 Boxster GTS<br />

Louie Devega Plano 2000 Boxster<br />

William Duffy (Virginia) Allen 2000 911 Carrera<br />

Valerie Duque Fort Worth <strong>2018</strong> 718 Cayman<br />

Joshua Garee Roanoke 2005 911 Carrera S<br />

Daniel Garza Frisco 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet<br />

Michael Hays Plano 1988 911 Carrera Targa<br />

Charles Honea Arlington 2012 911 Carrera S<br />

Craig Isham McKinney 2015 911 GT3<br />

Eric Kraft Dallas 2003 911 Carrera<br />

William Kuhn Dallas 2014 Cayman S<br />

Thuong Le Frisco 2017 Macan Turbo<br />

Jeffrey Lierly Dallas 1978 911 SC Targa<br />

James Mitchell Hurst 2016 Macan S<br />

Todd Petelski Van Alstyne 1983 911 SC<br />

Jake Ramsey Dallas <strong>2018</strong> 718 Cayman<br />

Jed Siddle (Christy) Murphy 1978 911 SC<br />

Keith Spring Dallas 1990 928 S4<br />

Taylor Stilovich Allen 2011 911 Turbo S<br />

David Van Buskirk Grapevine 2016 911 Carrera Cabriolet<br />

Nathan Wagner Lewisville 1981 911 SC<br />

Mas Watanabe Savannah 2001 Boxster S<br />

William Weisiger Richardson 2016 Boxster<br />

Transfers In<br />

None this month.<br />

Please give a Maverick Welcome to these new members when you meet them!<br />

If you have any changes that<br />

you would like to make to the<br />

MRPCA membership guide, contact Jim<br />

Hirsch at membership@mavpca.org<br />

Member Moment<br />

Don Breithaupt<br />

(joined 2/1987)<br />

Occupation<br />

Retired<br />

First Porsche<br />

1983 924<br />

Current Porsche(s)<br />

1986 911 (purchased new), 2013 Boxster,<br />

2013 Panamera S<br />

Favorite Porsche<br />

Carrera GT<br />

Favorite Maverick or PCA event<br />

Porsche Parade<br />

Best thing about owning a Porsche<br />

The many lasting friendships we have<br />

made all over the United States & Canada.<br />

Member Moment<br />

Jim Runyon<br />

(joined 8/<strong>2018</strong>)<br />

Occupation<br />

Virtual Design of<br />

commercial and industrial<br />

mechanical systems<br />

Primary reason for joining PCA<br />

Networking with other Porsche owners<br />

Current Porsche(s)<br />

2010 Cayenne GTS and 2012 Panamera Turbo<br />

Favorite Porsche<br />

970 Turbo S<br />

Best thing about owning a Porsche<br />

Besides the actual driving aspect, the<br />

best part about owning a Porsche is how<br />

rewarding it is when I complete service or<br />

maintenance on one. After hours of work,<br />

when everything is clean and all the beauty<br />

panels are back in their place, it is always<br />

back to feeling like a new vehicle again.<br />

Hobby interests<br />

Small and light High Performance Boats,<br />

maintaining, modding, and detailing my<br />

cars, building off road trucks, EFI tuning,<br />

working on my TIG welding, and learning<br />

anything I can that’s mechanical in nature.<br />

Maverick Membership Statistics as of November 1<br />

Members: 1921 Affiliate Members: 940 Total Membership: 2861<br />


Park Place Supercar Showcase: Member Perspective<br />

By Our Members<br />

pphotos provided by Micheal Durovick and Bill Middleton<br />

Park Place held their second Supercar Showcase on October 13th. With over 100 million in<br />

vehicles on display, it was memorable, and wet. We asked some our members to share their<br />

impressions of the show with us. It’s not just the cars, it’s the people.<br />

My Dad once told me, “Son, when<br />

Rob Adams<br />

you see a hog running around with a<br />

stick in its mouth, it’s going to rain . . . .” That was his<br />

reaction to seeing me for the first time with a cigar in<br />

my mouth. What in the heck does that have to do with<br />

the Park Place Luxury and Supercar Showcase? Well,<br />

maybe nothing, but judging from this article’s picture,<br />

maybe everything, because it was surely raining . . . a<br />

lot . . . almost all day.<br />

But torrents of rain did nothing to deter diehard<br />

gearheads of all types who brought their cars out in the<br />

weather to participate in the second annual event. A<br />

few adjustments to the layout, a large and well stocked<br />

pavilion, sponsored suites, and a lot of avid autophiles<br />

ensured another successful show. By mid-afternoon, the<br />

rain had dissipated and the crowds were at full strength.<br />

In my opinion, the Car Corral was even better than<br />

last year’s, as there were some seldom-seen exotics<br />

such as the De Tomaso Mangusta, one of my all-time<br />

favorites. And of course, the Park Place show cars<br />

provided something special for anyone.<br />

And let’s not forget the catered suites and samplings<br />

from some of the finest restaurants in the area. Delicious<br />

bites and an open bar made for an excellent experience.<br />

Once again, Park Place showed how to put on a firstclass<br />

event in first-class style. I had second thoughts<br />

about showing my car in the rain, but in retrospect, I<br />

wouldn’t trade the day’s adventure for anything.<br />

Weather notwithstanding, the<br />

Kimberly Turner<br />

<strong>2018</strong> Park Place Luxury and<br />

Supercar Showcase gives the Dallas/Fort Worth market<br />

a glimpse of the sophistication and grandeur of the<br />

Monterey/Pebble Beach experience. The combination<br />

of people-watching, car-spectating, and edible delights<br />

within the country club venue gives Park Place an event<br />

they can be proud of.<br />

Our favorite moment was getting to talk to<br />

the owners of a 1972 Citroen SM, with whom<br />

my husband discussed the finer points of the<br />

amazing hydraulic system and its ability to assist<br />

in changing a tire without a jack. Both the Citroen<br />

SM and next year’s event are high on our bucket<br />

list. We would like to thank Park Place Porsche,<br />

The Four Seasons Resort, all of the volunteers, and<br />

especially the PCA Maverick Region for extending<br />

the invitation to include our car in the event.<br />

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Obviously this was not the best<br />

Paul Charsley<br />

day for such an event, and the way<br />

the cars ended up being displayed was not the planned<br />

arrangement. That being said, it must have taken a lot of<br />

quick thinking to make it work, keeping the cars accessible<br />

for guests and cars safe and clean for owners. I think the<br />

general image of the tents and the display cubicles was<br />

very nice and fit for a high-end event such as this.<br />

We enjoyed the off-area hospitality in the rooms, a<br />

nice place to chat and get away from the weather and<br />

crowd. The food/beverage area was well laid out, and<br />

options were so numerous that everyone must have<br />

been able to find something they liked. I’m sure a lot of<br />

entrants were scared away because the concours area<br />

was a little sparse, so I appreciate those that did make it<br />

in (I think I’ll enter the fun next year)!<br />

The event seems to be a growing entity, so I think a<br />

more organized parking program should be instituted.<br />

The events going on in the tent were a little confusing<br />

to me (perhaps more car-oriented vendors?) and sound<br />

could have been better, but as I said, I’m sure if weather<br />

had played nice it would have been less manic in there.<br />

Staff were all very helpful and would definitely return<br />

in 2019 and encourage others to do so!<br />

Opposite page: Local restaurants<br />

brought some fancy fare, Robert Caglia,<br />

Sarah Wilson and Yann Cortina., Porsche<br />

through the generations (1969 E, 993<br />

turbo and 918). 1st in Class winner 2015<br />

918, 1993 Jaguar XJ220.<br />

This page: Andy Kay and Peter Wen<br />

discuss (the weather?), Becky and Tom<br />

Gomer with Mike Mahoney, 918 on<br />

display, 1936 Cord Phaeton, 959 in<br />

the rain, Bentley with bonus Porsche<br />

content, Bill Kruder, Peter Wen and Bill<br />

Orr, Lego McLaren 720S.<br />

I have to say that the Luxury<br />

Chantel Tennyson<br />

and Supercar Showcase’s name<br />

certainly does it justice. The Showcase was SUPER!!<br />

(Anybody having a 70s slang flashback? Cue the go-go<br />

dancers.) There were super cars, super food and drinks,<br />

super people, and oh yes --super amounts of rain . . . .<br />

In today’s vernacular I’d say everything was “extra.”<br />

My love affair with cars goes way back and so did<br />

some of the cars. I thought I knew cars, but there were<br />

makes and models there that I’d never heard of. The<br />

display was truly amazing. And the rain was kind<br />

enough to finally let up, so we could all go out and<br />

look at them without having to wear our life jackets. In<br />

addition to the cars and food was the entertainment,<br />

and no, I don’t mean the fashion show . . . there was<br />

people-watching at its finest. Yep! I had a fantastic<br />

time. A big thank you to all who made it possible. I<br />

can’t wait for next year!<br />


Coffee, Cars & Conversation<br />

By Bill Kruder<br />

photos by Brant Worrell<br />

This month, once again, has an<br />

interesting winding road. We first<br />

met last May at the Frisco Rail<br />

Yard Mavs & Mochas, but this<br />

would not have happened had he<br />

first not met our mutual friend<br />

Mitch. Mitch was dropping off a<br />

package at the UPS store months<br />

earlier and Brant walked up to<br />

Mitch and told Mitch that he was<br />

driving Brant’s dream car… a white<br />

911 Turbo S. From there these two<br />

strangers started talking about<br />

Porsches. They part ways without<br />

thinking to get a number, so like<br />

any good stalker Brant turned<br />

to the Maverick Region’s Yahoo<br />

email board and asked if any one<br />

knew this guy in a white turbo<br />

cab wearing suspenders. Well our<br />

good friend James Shoffit quickly<br />

figured out that it’s Mitch. James<br />

connects these two together, Mitch<br />

introduces him to Mavs & Mochas,<br />

and as they say the rest is history.<br />

So here is the next in my series of<br />

“conversations” I would like to<br />

share with you . . .<br />

Brant Worrell, Enthusiast since 1976,<br />

Owner 2003 996 turbo, 1988 944, and<br />

2006 Cayenne Turbo S<br />

Bill Kruder: You sound like you<br />

might be from here?<br />

Brant Worrell: No, I’m actually from<br />

Colorado Springs, Colorado. I<br />

didn’t move here till 1998, when I<br />

moved to Plano, before moving on<br />

to Frisco, before stopping off for<br />

a short break in the Valley Ranch<br />

area in Irving, before finding my<br />

way to McKinney in 2014!<br />

BK: What about college? I always<br />

see you wearing a Buffalo cap?<br />

BW: Oh yes, I went to University of<br />

Colorado Boulder. I have a Poly Sci<br />

degree, for the lack of anything else.<br />

I really didn’t know what I wanted<br />

to do other than own Porsches and<br />

that needed a degree (laughing).<br />

BK: What brought you here?<br />

BW: Like so many, a job. I was<br />

working for a company in NW<br />

Arkansas and was looking for a new<br />

opportunity, and it was in DFW.<br />

BK: And what type of work do you do?<br />

BW: Well after college I went to<br />

culinary school in Hyde Park, New<br />

York. I like to joke I went into the<br />

CIA, which I did, just not that one in<br />

Langley, Virginia (laughing). It was<br />

the Culinary Institute of America. I<br />

always thought I had a passion for<br />

cooking, but what I learned is that<br />

I had the skills to cook, just not the<br />

passion to work 60 hours a week,<br />

seven days a week and holidays for<br />

very little money. So after a short<br />

stint in hotels and country clubs<br />

I went into being a research chef<br />

for Simmons Poultry in Northwest<br />

Arkansas; think Tyson Foods, just<br />

much smaller. After “getting my<br />

legs under me” on the research side<br />

of cooking, I joined Illes Seasonings<br />

& Flavors here in the Dallas area<br />

as their first research chef on staff.<br />

After thirteen years as Director of<br />

Culinary I moved into sales for<br />

Illes about seven years ago. We<br />

make flavor systems for the food<br />

industry. We don’t make the end<br />

foods consumers buy -- we make<br />

them taste better!<br />

BK: Now you talk about passion.<br />

What did you discover you had a<br />

passion for?<br />

BW: Don’t get me wrong: I like what<br />

I do. However, I figured out I had a<br />

passion for Porsches very early on<br />

in my life. I was the kid who had<br />

every square inch of his bedroom<br />

(including the ceiling) covered in<br />

Porsche posters -- not music or<br />

girl posters (wish I still had a lot of<br />

those posters), and if I was going<br />

to be able to pursue that passion I<br />

had to have a good job. So as they<br />

sometimes say, you can live to work<br />

or work to live, and my work allows<br />

me to enjoy owning Porsches.<br />

BK: Where did this “passion” for<br />

Porsches come from?<br />

BW: I like to say I was born into<br />

the Porsche club; it’s in my DNA.<br />

Both my parents were Porsche<br />

enthusiasts, especially my father.<br />

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BK: What’s your first memory of being around the cars<br />

that made you realize this is what you wanted?<br />

BW: That’s easy: it was 1976. I was nine years old and<br />

my parents took me and my brother to the Parade in San<br />

Diego. Porsche introduced the 924 at the Parade and I<br />

thought it was the coolest car (laughing)! Remember, I<br />

was nine.<br />

BK: So Mom and Dad were active in PCA?<br />

BW: Oh they were more than active they lived and<br />

breathed it. My dad was President of both the Alpine<br />

Mountain and Rocky Mountain Regions in Colorado<br />

and mom held several positions in each region as well.<br />

Dad was also the Zone 9 rep for years. Matter of fact<br />

he was the Chairman for the 1988 Colorado Springs<br />

Parade and Treasurer of the 1998 Steamboat Parade.<br />

BK: What about Mom?<br />

BW: Well she of course supported him throughout all<br />

this, but her passion was the track. She once got top<br />

track time of the day at an event. I remember it clearly:<br />

it was in La Junta, Colorado; I don’t think my father<br />

was happy about all the ribbing from the guys that day,<br />

and she was a DE instructor too.<br />

BK: What did they drive back then?<br />

BW: They tracked an incredibly fast 914/6 but over the<br />

years had several cars. One of my favorites was a white<br />

1980 SC with red interior; matter of fact that’s why I<br />

love white 911s today. They also had several 928s, a<br />

1972 911T, a Carrera, and a 968.<br />

BK: What was your first car?<br />

BW: Wish I could say a Porsche but it was back in 1985<br />

and it was 1976 VW Scirocco. It was kind of a mess but<br />

it was a great car.<br />

BK: So what was your first Porsche?<br />

BW: It was a 1981 SC, pewter metallic; I bought that in<br />

1997 and had it for about three years.<br />

BK: I think you told me you have had several since?<br />

BW: That I have. We had a white 968 coupe, a 928 GTS,<br />

and a 1988 924 SE. And of course today we have the<br />

996 turbo, the 944, and our daily driver, a Cayenne<br />

Turbo S.<br />

BK: Let’s switch gears for a minute. I had the pleasure<br />

of meeting your wife Leigh Anne recently. How did you<br />

guys meet?<br />

BW: Well as it happens, life gets complicated, and I<br />

was going through a divorce. Leigh Anne was working<br />

for a company who sold to our company. There was<br />

a business lunch set up that I was suppose to attend<br />

but I could not make it at the last minute. I called to<br />

apologize for missing the meeting and that’s when I<br />

learned she had been through a rough divorce so we<br />

started talking a lot. We were talking one day when, out<br />

of the blue, she said, “you know I REALLY like you.”<br />

I was like “what?” as I turned bright red (laughing).<br />

She’s this pretty woman and I’m this mess of a guy who<br />

never dreamed of dating someone as beautiful and kind<br />

as Leigh Anne. So after my divorce was final, we started<br />

dating. It took me nine years to convince her I was THE<br />

ONE, but she finally agreed to make me the happiest<br />

and luckiest guy in the world and married me in April<br />

2015.<br />

Every month as I write the interview I think the same<br />

thing, what if:<br />

Brant and Mitch never said hello?<br />

Brant never took the time to find the guy in the white<br />

turbo cab?<br />

James didn’t bother to respond to the Yahoo post?<br />

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Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:<br />

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by Peter Wen<br />

In 2007 Porsche introduced the Cayman, much to driving<br />

enthusiasts’ delight. Essentially a hardtop Boxster, the Cayman<br />

was a true driver’s car. With the rigidity of its chassis and the<br />

ideal engine placement, the car handled brilliantly. By the time<br />

the 2nd gen Cayman (981) was launched, it was so good, it<br />

legitimately challenged the flagship 911. Then in 2016, Porsche<br />

did the unthinkable. It gifted the Cayman with GT treatment<br />

and a powerful 911 S engine. The Cayman GT4 was born.<br />

All Porsche GT (Gran Turismo) cars are special. These street<br />

legal race cars have a loyal following. The one-year only, limited<br />

production GT4 is no exception. Since its introduction, GT4<br />

routinely sells at a premium above MSRP. With the 991.1 GT3<br />

only available in PDK, and the 991.2 911 going all turbo, people<br />

speculated the GT4 may be one of the last Porsche with a proper<br />

6-speed manual and a naturally aspirated engine.<br />

Today, these concerns have largely subsided. Porsche once<br />

again offers GT3 (991.2) with manual transmissions. The<br />

upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 will still be powered by flat-six<br />

naturally aspirated engines. As the result, the 981-gen GT4 price<br />

has retracted to a more reasonable level. If you dream of owning<br />

a 911-powered, mid-engine, 2-seat sports car, the timing maybe<br />

right to check out a GT4 this holiday season.<br />

Excellence’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide<br />

offered these price ranges for the Cayman GT4 (981):<br />

2016 - $95,000-$115,000<br />

Fun Fact: GT4’s 3.8L flat-six was from the 911 S. It has 35 more ponies than the base 911. It’s<br />

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11k miles<br />

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6-speed manual<br />

1 owner, carbon fiber bucket seats, Sport<br />

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Sold for $96,000 + $4,800 buyer fee (Mar)<br />

7k miles<br />

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3.8L Flat-Six<br />

6-speed manual<br />

1 owners, ceramic brakes, bucket seats,<br />

Sport Chrono, numerous 3rd party<br />

performance upgrades<br />

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Sold for $84,750 + $4,238 buyer fee (Sept.)<br />

13k miles<br />

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3.8L Flat-Six<br />

6-speed manual<br />

2 owners, CPO ‘til 2022, carbon fiber<br />

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Last bid: $75,357, reserve not met (Feb)<br />

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6-speed manual<br />

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11k miles<br />

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2 owners, ceramic brakes, bucket seats,<br />

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Sold for $84,000 + $4,200 buyer fee (Dec ‘17)<br />

15k miles<br />

Guards Red/Black<br />

3.8L Flat-Six<br />

6-speed manual<br />

1 owners (Pete Stout, editor/writer<br />

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Upcoming Maverick Region Events<br />

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Upcoming Maverick Region Events

Porsche of the Month<br />

Selected by Bill Orr, Region Marketing Chair<br />

Sapphire Blue Metallic <strong>2018</strong> Porsche 911 GTS “It’s not raining!!” •Photo by Joe Ferraro<br />

You can test your<br />

knowledge (or Google<br />

search ability) of all<br />

things Porsche by<br />

participating in the<br />

monthly trivia contest<br />

posted online at http://<br />

mav.pca.org/trivia.<br />

Answers are due by the<br />

last day of each month.<br />

The winner of the trivia contest receives a $25 gift<br />

certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case<br />

of ties, a random drawing determines the winner.<br />

Here are the questions and answers with the winner for<br />

the October <strong>2018</strong> Trivia. The winner this month is William<br />

Beck, getting all five of five correct. Honorable Mention<br />

also goes to Tom Gomer who also got all five Correct. The<br />

tie was decided by a random drawing.<br />

Answers: 1)d, 2)c, 3)b, 4)a, 5)a<br />

20 <strong>December</strong><br />

For instruction on how to submit your Porsche photos in the<br />

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

Maverick Trivia: Are you a Porschephile?<br />

Jerry DeFeo<br />

sponsored by Zims Autotechnik<br />

1. We all know that many predict that electric vehicles will replace our<br />

beloved gasoline burning road monsters, be they Porsches or anything<br />

else. In fact, _________ , a country very friendly with the USA, is so<br />

sure of this that they have passed a new law that says any new home<br />

built in that county must have EV charging capability built into the<br />

new home’s electrical system.<br />

a. Australia b. France c. Germany d. United Kingdom<br />

Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept <strong>2018</strong>, p 30<br />

2. The 356 had four generations: the original 356 (aka “pre-A”), then<br />

the 356A, then the 356B, and finally the 356C. So we find ourselves<br />

asking where we are in the 911 generations, as the next, being the<br />

_______ will be out in early 2019.<br />

a. sixth b. seventh c. eighth d. ninth<br />

Source: Porsche Panorama, Sept <strong>2018</strong>, p 20<br />

3. What color were the Porsche lettering and 912 numbers on a 912?<br />

a. Gold b. Silver c. Black d. Chrome<br />

Source: Excellence, Feb 2013, p 59<br />

4. In 1998, color selection had been pared down a bit to keep the assembly<br />

lines moving rapidly. In addition to the standard Black and Glacier White,<br />

which of the following colors was NOT a standard of the line color?<br />

a. Irish Green b. Pastel Yellow c. Blue Turquois d. Guards Red<br />

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By Joel Nannis, Club Race Co-Chair<br />

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Now don’t get too excited because it’s not in the<br />

Dallas Fort Worth area, it’s in Hamburg, Germany.<br />

During the summer, Erika and I were in Germany<br />

for a month visiting her relatives. On August 6 her<br />

cousin Soeren told us that a new Porsche dealership<br />

was opening that day. Knowing how much I am into<br />

Porsches, he asked if I would like to go to the opening.<br />

That day we went to the Elbe, the new performing<br />

arts center in Hamburg. It is a huge building that has a<br />

walkway (about 15 stories high, accessed by the longest<br />

escalator I have ever seen) around the outside of the<br />

building which offers a great view of the city. Then we<br />

took the train to the dealership.<br />

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every model that Porsche makes. They had all sorts of food<br />

and drink. I went up to one of the salesmen and said that I<br />

had come all the way from Dallas just for their opening. The<br />

salesman did not even smile and returned to his computer<br />

screen with no acknowledgment. I tried another salesman<br />

with the same result. I asked someone if they had any<br />

Porsche shirts with the dealership name and city on it and<br />

was told no, but they had the standard Porsche shirts that<br />

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22 <strong>December</strong>

Autocross Event 9: Lone Star Park<br />

By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair<br />

photos provided by Author<br />

On Sunday, October 28, 110 participants<br />

arrived and found an incredibly fast course<br />

laid out on the vast and rolling Lone Star Park<br />

parking lot.<br />

There were 14 official Porsche entries, and one<br />

who could not stay for his work assignment so is not<br />

included in the official results. More on that later . . .<br />

Class P1 saw the Amir El-Baghdady / Carolle Liu<br />

P1 - 'PCA 1'<br />

Total Entries: 3<br />

1T P1 7 Amir El-Baghdady Maroon 944 S2 67.633<br />

2 P1 168 Carolle Liu White Boxster 987 75.216<br />

3 P1 59 Jesse Garrett White Porsche Boxster DNS<br />

P3 - 'PCA 3'<br />

Total Entries: 3<br />

1T P3 73 David Valdez White Porsche 911 S 65.943<br />

2 P3 6 Mel Stanley Black Cayman S 69.223<br />

3 P3 98 Dawn Marie Gray Yellow GT4 69.408<br />

P4 - 'PCA 4'<br />

Total Entries: 6<br />

1T P4 915 Mark Schnoerr Green 914 63.111<br />

2T P4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr Green 914 65.422<br />

3T P4 906 Carey Spreen Red 924S 66.391<br />

4 P4 5 Edward Mayo Blue/Orange 911S 67.669<br />

5 P4 90 Sue Crimm Red 924S 72.163<br />

6 P4 9 Julia Underwood Blue/Orange 911S 74.724<br />

P6 - 'PCA 6'<br />

Total Entries: 1<br />

1T P6 56 Scott Wolthuis Blue 911 66.445<br />

P7 - 'PCA 7'<br />

Total Entries: 1<br />

Total<br />

Total<br />

Total<br />

Total<br />

Total<br />

1T P7 7 Douglas Edney Black 996 68.351<br />

fight to the class championship extend to the final event<br />

number 10. Amir took the win this time. We will see<br />

how that one unfolds soon.<br />

Class P3 saw David Valdez in his beautiful white 991<br />

take the win over both Mel Stanley in his Cayman S<br />

and first time autocrosser Dawn Marie Gray driving her<br />

yellow GT4. Based on her progress and her background<br />

racing bicycles, she is going to be a challenger to<br />

everyone in this class.<br />

Class P4 saw the six drivers in three cars fighting it<br />

out again: 911, 924S, and 914 2.0. The top four drivers<br />

were pretty close until yours truly put in a real flyer on<br />

the last run, in an effort to unseat Porsche FTD from<br />

the surprise “unofficial” Porsche entry we had that day.<br />

Scott Wolthuis had fun with his 300,000-mile 1975<br />

911 Outlaw in class P6, and Doug Edney, still waiting<br />

to install his sport suspension in his 996, was flying in<br />

class P7.<br />

The mystery participant was PCA Club Racer TJ<br />

Kroehle. No, he did not bring his 991 Cup Car, but<br />

his White 991/2 C4 GTS PDK Cabriolet. TJ has not<br />

autocrossed for about 40 years, but jumped right in to<br />

the fray. Like all fast courses, especially in autocross,<br />

there are turns and plenty of them. It was a new-tech vs<br />

old-tech battle for first quick Porsche time, even though<br />

TJ would not be in the final results.<br />

The final event of the season took place the next<br />

weekend, Nov 4. More on that in a separate article!<br />


Mavs & Mochas: Pearl Cup Coffee<br />

By Pat Carmichael<br />

The frost was literally on the pumpkin this morning.<br />

When I arrived, thanks to the sun being out, it was up<br />

to 33 degrees from 30 when I got up. Brrrrr . . . . But<br />

despite the weather, this month’s Mavs & Mochas was<br />

amazingly well-attended, with over 125 cars, and,<br />

considering the weather, it would certainly qualify as a<br />

gathering of the faithful. Coats, hats, and gloves were<br />

the uniform of the day, but a few hardy souls were in<br />

light jackets and maybe a cap. I did notice that, once<br />

they got parked, almost all scooted over to the Pearl<br />

Cup Coffee Shop for a warm beverage and treat, as the<br />

line was about out the door. All, after stocking up with<br />

something warm, it was back out to join the crowd of<br />

enthusiasts first accumulating around the 16 or so 964s<br />

and then exploring the diverse collection of P-cars. Of<br />

special note, was a new GTS Club Coupe (blue and<br />

awesome), the first I have seen in person. All were fun<br />

to see and we experienced lots of great camaraderie;<br />

another great Mavs & Mochas!<br />

photos by Bill Orr & Michael Durovick<br />

Member Story: My Wife is Always Right, Always Right<br />

By William Shirk<br />

Up until about a year and a half ago I admired<br />

Porsche from afar. As chance would have it, at that time<br />

my wife Cindy and I found our search for a new SUV<br />

had taken us to the showroom of a Porsche dealership<br />

looking at Cayennes. While we waited for the salesman<br />

to bring one around to test drive, I walked the floor<br />

(this is as bright as petting puppies). Standing next to a<br />

brand new Cayman S, I admired her and yes, lovingly<br />

stroked her haunches imagining what could be. While<br />

I stood there my wife walked up to me and asked what<br />

was on my mind. I said that what I REALLY wanted was<br />

this lovely example of German engineering. Without<br />

hesitation she said, “So buy one.”<br />

Now we all have events in our lives (dependent on<br />

length) for which we will remember where we were<br />

when they happened. When Kennedy was shot, when<br />

Neil Armstrong stepped out on the moon, when our<br />

daughter was born, when I was told it was OK to buy a<br />

Porsche mid-engine machine. I wasn’t sure I had gotten<br />

her comment right, and sheepishly I asked her to say it<br />

again. She said, “If you want a Cayman S, buy one,”<br />

only this time she added a qualifier of “a nice used one.”<br />

Our friend Tatiana has a Panamera, and Cindy has<br />

gone with her on a few road rallies, after which she<br />

mentioned that we ought to get a Porsche and join in<br />

the fun. Well, she says that she said it, but IF I heard<br />

that in the past, I must have passed it off as just an<br />

offhand comment. But here I was with a green light to<br />

join the club!<br />

Fast forward about 10 days and we had adopted a<br />

2007 Carmine Red Cayman S, and she (yes, all things<br />

of strength and beauty are feminine; the same goes with<br />

aircraft and ships) rests in our garage and gets taken<br />

out on weekends to stretch her legs and participate in<br />

various driving events.<br />

Something I earned in the Marines: when they<br />

tell you your jet will go 1.8 times the speed of<br />

sound, you are duty-bound to check it out.<br />

When Porsche says your car will go 173 mph, you<br />

are duty-bound to confirm it. Thank God for some of<br />

those stretches of roads in west Texas around Marfa.<br />

And yes, we did pick up a Cayenne as my daily driver<br />

a month or two later as well!<br />

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Maverick Halloween Rally <strong>2018</strong>: Recap<br />

By Tom Martin<br />

photos by George Luxbacher<br />

Somewhere deep within the contiguous parking lot<br />

that is the Plano – Allen – Frisco - McKinney continuum,<br />

the 4th Annual Halloween Gimmick Rally, aka the<br />

Halloween Hair-Raising Road Rally, was held on the first<br />

Saturday morning of November.<br />

After a night of driving rain engulfed the DFW<br />

Metroplex, a dry blustery wind swept throughout the area<br />

in the early morning, providing a cool, refreshing climate<br />

for the <strong>2018</strong> version of the Rally.<br />

Start point was the expansive parking lot of the<br />

now defunct Gander Mountain outdoor sports store in<br />

Frisco. The largest turnout to date attended this Rally:<br />

86 Mavericks in 41 Porsches gathered to participate.<br />

Rallymeisters George Luxbacher and Don Sebert<br />

composed a route that challenged the drivers and<br />

navigators with a series of 18 perplexing questions and<br />

16 unique and distinctive photographs.<br />

In keeping with the spirit of the Rally, over 60% of the<br />

participants dressed in inventive costumes, ranging from<br />

the weird to the sublime.<br />

The first of 41 teams departed the start point around<br />

10:00 am, headed on an 82-mile voyage on backroads<br />

throughout Collin and Grayson counties. One couldn’t<br />

have asked for a more picture-perfect sunny autumn<br />

day. Traversing the wide open roads surrounding Ray<br />

Roberts Lake, one would imagine that Porsche drivers<br />

would be tempted to explore the upper regions of the car’s<br />

performance. But this being a Rally, the tortoise, rather<br />

than the hare, seems to excel at this type of event. In fact,<br />

one team was stopped by the local constabulary to ask<br />

why they were going so slow.<br />

A few hours later, the first of the Porsches landed<br />

at the Hula Hut in Little Elm. After an eclectic lunch,<br />

participants were asked to vote to determine the Best<br />

Costume winners.<br />

After Rallymeisters George Luxbacher and Don Sebert,<br />

along with their dedicated crew, tallied the teams’ scores, the<br />

final results were announced. Sparkly medals were awarded<br />

to the top three winners of the best costume contest, plus<br />

the top three finishers of the Rally, and of course, the highly<br />

coveted DLBF (Dead Last But Finished) team.<br />

Overall Rally Winners were: (driver/navigator)<br />

1st Mary Anderson and Tom Cundari<br />

2nd Jena Graf and Joshua Egly<br />

3rd Mathew and Jena Krebs<br />

Top: Tom and Becky Gomer Middle: Louie De Vega and Alvin Cando<br />

Bottom: Costume contest winners.<br />

In the Best Costume category, Michael Graves garnered<br />

third place dressed as Waldo, but most people had a hard<br />

time finding him. Carey Spreen and Sue Crimm secured<br />

second place in a sort of voodoo priest/day of the dead motif,<br />

and Tom and Beckie Gomer captured first place medals as<br />

Mario and Luigi of the classic Nintendo video game.<br />

Louie De Vega and Alvin Cando piloted their X-Wing<br />

Starfighter to scoop up the coveted DLBF (Dead Last, But<br />

Finished) medal.<br />

George Luxbacher always stressed that the idea of the<br />

Rally was to have fun rather than be competitive, but<br />

one couldn’t help but notice that the medal winners were<br />

having more fun than the rest of the group. Just sayin’ .<br />

. . .<br />

Congratulations and many thanks to organizers<br />

George Luxbacher and Don Sebert for hosting another<br />

successful Rally.<br />


PCA Tours Recap : MotorSport Ranch Tour<br />

By Don Anderson<br />

photos by Robert Kirby, Lightspeed Images<br />

It’s not very often that a Maverick Region event hits<br />

more than one high note, but the latest PCA Tour to<br />

Motorsport Ranch achieved just that.<br />

Once at the track, 53 drivers charged onto the track,<br />

albeit at a relatively sedate pace. While the misting rain<br />

rendered the course a bit slippery, everyone emerged<br />

from the track safely, and no<br />

animals were harmed in the<br />

running of this event. Well,<br />

except for the BBQ part of<br />

the event, but then again . .<br />

. who’s counting?<br />

After the parade laps,<br />

participants were treated to<br />

the obligatory all-you-caneat<br />

Texas BBQ, featuring<br />

five meats with all the fixins’,<br />

The event incorporated:<br />

• a typical Maverick Tour along the backroads<br />

• parade laps at Motorsport Ranch<br />

• a substantial donation to a charitable organization<br />

• an all-you-can-eat Texas BBQ lunch<br />

• a preview of the new 2019 Porsche models<br />

The penultimate PCA Tour of the <strong>2018</strong> season was<br />

held just a few hours after the autumnal equinox.<br />

Participants were greeted with cooler<br />

temperatures and a consistent misting<br />

rain. It became obvious that summer had<br />

left the building.<br />

Despite the weather, an incredible total of 93 Porsches<br />

and 132 Porschephiles assembled at a clandestine location<br />

along the 32nd latitude somewhere in Texas. Final<br />

destination: Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX.<br />

Working in conjunction with the Maverick HPDE<br />

program, Tour Co-Chair Mark Pitarresi arranged for<br />

Tour drivers to complete parade laps of the 3.1 mile circuit<br />

between DE sessions. A small donation was required to<br />

take to the track, with all proceeds earmarked for Patriot<br />

PAWS, a group dedicated to providing service dogs at no<br />

cost to disabled American veterans. A total of $1,465.00<br />

was collected for the charity.<br />

The Tour itself was a short 56.1-mile excursion<br />

along country roads southwest of the DFW Metroplex.<br />

The drivers were split into nine groups, each departing<br />

Ground Zero in two minute intervals. Light rain increased<br />

and subsided all along the route, adding a little bit more<br />

excitement to the Massey Road part of the route, which<br />

already has a pretty high “pucker factor.”<br />

provided by Roscoe’s Smokehouse. The catered meal was<br />

served inside the new DriveXotic building, with diners<br />

sharing space with several brightly colored exotics. A new<br />

2019 Mahogany Cayenne occupied center stage, courtesy<br />

of Zorin Gutic of Autobahn Porsche.<br />

Autobahn Porsche also supplied three of the four<br />

Porsches used to lead the parade lap groups: a Carrera<br />

T in Guards Red, a 2019 Panamera Sport Tourismo 4S<br />

in Carrara While, and a 2019 Cayenne, also in Carrara<br />

White. Chris Sorrells’ striking Miami Blue GT3 4.0<br />

rounded out the parade lap leaders.<br />

As an added bonus, Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images<br />

stationed himself along the Tour route to capture high<br />

resolution snapshots of participants’ Porsches at speed,<br />

and then again at the track.<br />

All of this would not be possible without the efforts of<br />

a small army of dedicated Maverick volunteers. So, big<br />

shout-outs go to: Tour Co-Chairs Mark Pitarresi and<br />

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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor<br />

By Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor<br />

My story of becoming a shade-tree mechanic starts<br />

many years ago in a suburb outside New Orleans. In my<br />

youth, I had the chance to work on a Porsche 935. It<br />

didn’t end well. Let me explain.<br />

It was beautiful, blue with red, orange and yellow<br />

stripes and the number 49 emblazoned on the doors. My<br />

father brought it home in the hopes that it would satisfy<br />

my quest for speed. He was right on, but it awakened<br />

yet another curiosity. The desire to take things apart.<br />

Little did he know (or maybe he did and never wanted<br />

to admit it) that desire would never leave. Even after I<br />

left the car he brought home in a hopeless pile of parts<br />

he encouraged me to remain curious. Probably after he<br />

shook his head and sighed.<br />

You’ve probably figured out by now, the Porsche<br />

he brought home didn’t come from Zuffenhausen, but<br />

instead from Mattel, assembled in Hong Kong. You see,<br />

it was a Drive Command radio control Porsche 935. And<br />

the memory of ‘working’ on it never left. It was so vivid<br />

in fact that earlier this year I tracked one down, brand<br />

new in it’s box, and it sits in my office to remind me to<br />

remain curious. It also reminds me that things are usually<br />

much more fun when there are no left-over pieces.<br />

Since my beginnings, I’ve become a little better at<br />

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instead of paying someone with a vast knowledge of the<br />

car and having it back on the road in 2 days, this brain<br />

of mine thinks is much more fun to have pieces strewn<br />

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