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Slipstream - December 2018

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

A New Porsche Dealership

A New Porsche Dealership Just Opened! By Joel Nannis, Club Race Co-Chair photos provided by author Now don’t get too excited because it’s not in the Dallas Fort Worth area, it’s in Hamburg, Germany. During the summer, Erika and I were in Germany for a month visiting her relatives. On August 6 her cousin Soeren told us that a new Porsche dealership was opening that day. Knowing how much I am into Porsches, he asked if I would like to go to the opening. That day we went to the Elbe, the new performing arts center in Hamburg. It is a huge building that has a walkway (about 15 stories high, accessed by the longest escalator I have ever seen) around the outside of the building which offers a great view of the city. Then we took the train to the dealership. The dealership had around 80 new cars inside. There was every model that Porsche makes. They had all sorts of food and drink. I went up to one of the salesmen and said that I had come all the way from Dallas just for their opening. The salesman did not even smile and returned to his computer screen with no acknowledgment. I tried another salesman with the same result. I asked someone if they had any Porsche shirts with the dealership name and city on it and was told no, but they had the standard Porsche shirts that every other dealership has. They had a huge video display showing Dr. Porsche with one of his cars. We looked around and noted that a new GT3 was only 117,000 euros and a standard 991 was 127,000 euros. For some reason Erika would not let me purchase the GT3. We spent about an hour looking at the cars and finally it was time to leave. I had never seen so many Porsches in a show room. It was great to see so many great Porsches! I left drooling . . From the exotic to the everyday driver, we’ve got you covered. • Preventative Maintenance & Scheduled Service • Repairs on Electrical Systems, Engine and Drivetrain • Full Restorations • Paint Protection Film and Detailing Factory level diagnostics for Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and BMW serving north dallas since 1989 13595 Floyd Circle #400 Dallas, TX 75243 972-437-4216 22 December

Autocross Event 9: Lone Star Park By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair photos provided by Author On Sunday, October 28, 110 participants arrived and found an incredibly fast course laid out on the vast and rolling Lone Star Park parking lot. There were 14 official Porsche entries, and one who could not stay for his work assignment so is not included in the official results. More on that later . . . Class P1 saw the Amir El-Baghdady / Carolle Liu P1 - 'PCA 1' Total Entries: 3 1T P1 7 Amir El-Baghdady Maroon 944 S2 67.633 2 P1 168 Carolle Liu White Boxster 987 75.216 3 P1 59 Jesse Garrett White Porsche Boxster DNS P3 - 'PCA 3' Total Entries: 3 1T P3 73 David Valdez White Porsche 911 S 65.943 2 P3 6 Mel Stanley Black Cayman S 69.223 3 P3 98 Dawn Marie Gray Yellow GT4 69.408 P4 - 'PCA 4' Total Entries: 6 1T P4 915 Mark Schnoerr Green 914 63.111 2T P4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr Green 914 65.422 3T P4 906 Carey Spreen Red 924S 66.391 4 P4 5 Edward Mayo Blue/Orange 911S 67.669 5 P4 90 Sue Crimm Red 924S 72.163 6 P4 9 Julia Underwood Blue/Orange 911S 74.724 P6 - 'PCA 6' Total Entries: 1 1T P6 56 Scott Wolthuis Blue 911 66.445 P7 - 'PCA 7' Total Entries: 1 Total Total Total Total Total 1T P7 7 Douglas Edney Black 996 68.351 fight to the class championship extend to the final event number 10. Amir took the win this time. We will see how that one unfolds soon. Class P3 saw David Valdez in his beautiful white 991 take the win over both Mel Stanley in his Cayman S and first time autocrosser Dawn Marie Gray driving her yellow GT4. Based on her progress and her background racing bicycles, she is going to be a challenger to everyone in this class. Class P4 saw the six drivers in three cars fighting it out again: 911, 924S, and 914 2.0. The top four drivers were pretty close until yours truly put in a real flyer on the last run, in an effort to unseat Porsche FTD from the surprise “unofficial” Porsche entry we had that day. Scott Wolthuis had fun with his 300,000-mile 1975 911 Outlaw in class P6, and Doug Edney, still waiting to install his sport suspension in his 996, was flying in class P7. The mystery participant was PCA Club Racer TJ Kroehle. No, he did not bring his 991 Cup Car, but his White 991/2 C4 GTS PDK Cabriolet. TJ has not autocrossed for about 40 years, but jumped right in to the fray. Like all fast courses, especially in autocross, there are turns and plenty of them. It was a new-tech vs old-tech battle for first quick Porsche time, even though TJ would not be in the final results. The final event of the season took place the next weekend, Nov 4. More on that in a separate article! 23

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