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Slipstream - December 2018

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

SPROCKETS: Driving Year

SPROCKETS: Driving Year Round By David Robertson, Region President I recently spoke with a friend of mine in New York who was prepping his new Cayman for winter storage. Aside from being very sad that he would not be able to enjoy driving his Porsche for the next 5-6 months, he detailed the ritual that takes place every year in November. • Detail the car • Fill the tank • Add fuel stabilizer • Put the wheels in cradles to prevent flat spots • Arrange silica gel packs strategically to absorb moisture • Cover the car • Get the latest version of the Forza video game to at least simulate the ability to get out and drive That seems to me like a lot of wasted time, energy, and heartache when you can just live in Texas where we enjoy driving our two-door Porsches any season! I lived many years in Boston, and now that I am back in DFW, I wonder why anyone would put themselves through this yearly misery! Many of you have lived in areas of the country where this was on your yearly checklist and will probably agree that we have it pretty good down here for year-round driving. Although there have been a few times in past years here in DFW that I have not been willing to venture out in the rare ice and snow, for the most part it has been pretty good. Since there are usually no chemicals or salt on the roads, with a little sun things are usually back to normal pretty quick. After having the conversation with my friend in New York I decided to take advantage of some good weather and go for a drive in my 911 to experience the thrill that I always get on a good twisty road. I don’t need much of an excuse to get out but this time I appreciated it just a little bit more than usual. MAVS OF THE MONTH: Mark Pitarresi and Brant Worrell, Tours Co-Chairs Have you been on one of our tours recently? If so it is no surprise that the team of Mark and Brant are well deserving of our recognition. These two work tirelessly to insure the Maverick Region has a safe and fun Tours program. Our Tours have become one of, if not the most well attended Tours program of any region in PCA! Mark and Brant have added innovation and well thought out logistic design to these events to make them safe and enjoyable for everyone and our members are giving them rave reviews! There is a ton of behind the scenes work that goes in to each of these events, from route creation and pre-drives (to make sure there are no surprises such as closed roads or unacceptable pavement) to setting up destination venues and organizing a team of fantastic volunteers to make sure every base is covered. Mark and Brant, thank you for your tireless efforts to make the Maverick Region Tour program so great! 2 December

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