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VOLUME 58

ISSUE 3

MARCH 2019

MAV.PCA.ORG

So many great options!

Photo by Scott Kellogg

FEATURES

6 | So You Want to Sell Your Car

10 | Mavs & Mochas: Neiman Marcus at Willow Bend

13 | 2019 Autocross Series

14 | Choose Carefully: Part 2

16 | Rolex 24 Hours Daytona

19 | Maverick Marktpreis: Sweet Spot

20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation

30 | Aging Gracefully: No A/C, No Airbag, No Problem

UPCOMING EVENTS

10 | Mavs&Mochas

15 | Porsche Promenade

22 | Board Meeting

22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo

22 | Easter Gimmick Rally

23 | Maverick Lunch Series

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

26 | Porsche Trivia

34 | Advertiser Index

34 | Anniversaries

36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)

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

March

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

Mavs & Mochas: Main Street Bistro & Bakery ..............................(Sat) 9

Patriot Paws Facility Tour and Lunch ............................................(Sat) 9

Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 12

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 16

Autocross #2............................................................................. (Sun) 17

HPDE #2.........................................................................(Fri-Sun) 29-31

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 28

April

Board Meeting.......................................................................... (Wed) 3

Autocross #3................................................................................(Sun) 7

Porsche Promenade Show & Shine.............................................(Sun) 7

Lewisville area lunch................................................................... (Tue) 9

Mavs & Mochas: Zims Autotechnik ........................................... (Sat) 13

Bluebonnet Tour ..................................................................... (Sun) 14

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 20

Easter Rally............................................................................... (Sat) 20

Autocross #4............................................................................. (Sun) 21

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 25

HPDE #3.........................................................................(Fri-Sun) 27-28

It’s beginning to look a lot like race day.

Photo by Bill Orr

On the Cover

Hot GT3’s warming up a cold morning at Neiman’s

Photo by Paul Moseley

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I connect with a lot of Porsche people, certainly

in Maverick Region, but also in everyday

conversations with people in my travels, other

social clubs, and in speaking with business partners

and clients across the country.

In many cases I have known these people for

a long time but never realized that we have this

passion in common. Sometimes I see them getting

into or out of a Porsche and say, “Hey, you

never told me you have a Porsche, are you in the

club?” Sometimes I see them at club events and

never realized that they are members. Once this

connection is made, the conversation always seems

to end up in the same place whenever we see each

other again: Porsche.

I have met so many people that turn out to be

passionate about Porsche I often try to determine

ways to find out if someone I am talking to may be

in the Porsche camp. It seems a bit strange to come

right out and say that I drive a 911 every day, rain

or shine, and don’t think I could live without it. In

addition, I don’t mention in everyday conversation

that I am in the Porsche Club, where we spend just

about every weekend getting together and either

driving or talking about our Porsches or gawking

at and talking about each other’s Porsches.

One cannot assume that an individual is

or is not a Porsche person, but once the

connection is made, there is never a lack of

conversation. All Porsche people have an

interesting story to tell!

2 March

SPROCKETS: Unexpected Connections

by David Robertson, Region President

MAV OF THE MONTH:

Bob Kramer

One of the most important people at our

track driving events is the Safety Chair. This

person makes sure that these events are safe for

everyone and all procedures are being followed

at or above the National PCA standards. This is

obviously a very important role and sometimes

requires tough on-the-spot decisions to make

sure the event is as safe as possible.

Bob Kramer is the Maverick Region Safety Chair,

and anyone involved in our track events will tell you

that we are very fortunate to have him in that role.

The 2019 Drivers’ Education program includes

some great changes, making it more enjoyable for

participants, and there are also new mandates from

PCA that must be implemented this year. Bob has

spent countless hours working with the rest of the

team to include all of these updates into the program

from the perspective of safety being our first priority.

He has deep experience in other track programs and

brings this to the Maverick DE program as well.

Thank you Bob for everything you do for the

Maverick Region!


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2019 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 Chair

Renee Hayden

de@mavpca.org

DE Registrar

Jason Brodigan

deregistrar@mavpca.org

DE Marketing Director/

Event Planning

Chris Sorrells

demarketing@mavpca.org

DE Medical Chair

Dr. Jeffery Komenda

demedical@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

Openl

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

Safety Co-Chair

Bob Kramer

safety@mavpca.org

Slipstream Advertising,

Coffee Meets

Bill Kruder

214-497-0711

ads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Content Ed.

Carey Spreen

817-422-3480

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Editor

Kurt Scaggs

469-446-1690

editor@mavpca.org

Slipstream Event Ad Design

David Tierny

eventads@mavpca.org

Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears

214-394-5857

mailing@mavpca.org

Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

972--438-8344 (W)

817-481-8342 (H)

printing@mavpca.org

Social Chair

Debi Kruder

social@mavpca.org

Tech Sessions Chair

Michael Baynton

214-641-2848

techsessions@mavpca.org

Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard

214-616-6152

tt@mavpca.org

TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard

214-991-0873

drivingschools@mavpca.org

Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo

972-240-5800

trivia@mavpca.org

Volunteers Chair

Landon Stogner

214-233-6858

volunteers@mavpca.org

Web Site Chair

James Shoffit

972-786-6246

webmaster@mavpca.org

ARK-LA-TEX

Ken Chandler

bad968@bellsouth.net,

2018 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative

HILL COUNTRY

Tuffy von Briesen

president@hcrpca.org

MARDI GRAS

Scott Spradley

swsprad@bellsouth.net

WAR BONNET

Eric Costello

ecostellodo@gmail.com

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

Chuck Bush

(703) 577-0562

zone5rep@pca.org

www.zone5.pca.org

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So You Want to Sell Your Car

by Mike Mahoney

photos provided by Michael Durovick

So you want to sell your

car. Now what?

Do you consign it to a dealer?

Trade it in on a new car? Or do

you try selling to a private party?

If so, where do you market it? PCA

classifieds? Facebook marketplace?

Hemmings? Craigslist? Or what

about a live auction? Or an online

auction like Ebay or Bring a Trailer?

All good ideas, and many sellers

have success stories for each. But

what is the right market for your

car? This past December, I found

myself asking these same questions

when I decided to sell my Emerald

Green Metallic 1976 911S Targa.

After much reflection, I was

compelled to try Bring a Trailer,

despite my mixed emotions.

My hesitation comes from my

experience window-shopping and

bidding on BaT, which -- don’t get

me wrong -- I thoroughly enjoy.

But, if you’ve been on the site and

shopped or bid, you know what I

mean. When you post your car on

BaT, you’d better have your ducks

in a row. Because if you haven’t

prepared appropriately, the BaT

faithful auction trollers will point

out your listings shortcomings

very quickly. You need to enter

the auction with your eyes open,

and understand that the BaT

auction audience is watching and

will not hesitate to comment and

ask questions. Your responses and

responsiveness will make or break

your auction. I knew that before I

listed my car, but was still a little

leery. I did have an advantage

though, because last summer I had

won an auction and experienced it

up close and personal. But I also

knew being a seller would be a very

different experience.

Listing your car

BaT has a basic process for

preparing your car listing, which

typically takes about two weeks.

Upon completion of the initial sign

up form, which requires having a

credit card on file, and after your

car is accepted by BaT (not every

car makes the cut), and you pay

your $99 fee, you’re assigned an

auction specialist. Together, you

and your specialist, over email,

work to assemble an accurate and

enticing listing of your car. The

listing includes specific details

about your car, like mileage,

previous ownership, maintenance,

accidents, and major work done,

along with professional-quality

photos and videos of interior,

exterior, undercarriage, engine

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compartment, and receipts. You will

also need to decide on a “reserve,”

which is a minimum selling price

you are willing to accept.

Once you’ve submitted your

car information and photos, your

auction specialist will review, and

after about a week will email a draft

of your listing. They will also review

your reserve price and either agree

or suggest an adjustment. Note: you

don’t have to have a reserve.

Some suggest that a “no

reserve” auction is a way to create

excitement and interest, since the

car will definitely sell, which it

does, but it is a risk for the seller.

You really never know how an

auction is going to go. But all you

need are two bidders interested in

your car to create an environment

where you are most likely to get

your price.

Anyway, back to the listing prep.

After any editing that’s needed, you

will approve the listing and submit

it for posting. It usually takes a day

or two before your listing is “live,”

at which time your seven-day

auction begins.

The auction

Having your car go live on BaT is

pretty exhilarating, waiting for the

first comment and the first bid, and

holding your breath that an auction

troller doesn’t ask a question you’re

not prepared for. You really need

to stay close to your phone or

computer during the auction.

You are notified via email each

time a bid is placed and when

questions are asked. But you need

to keep tabs on the auction within

BaT so you can answer questions

in a timely manner. I’ll pass along

some advice I was given before my

auction. A friend in the club told me

to stay calm and keep my favorite

adult beverage handy, and it was

much appreciated and needed.

It’s always the comments

and questions from the auction

followers who you know full well

have no intention of bidding.

They’re the ones that hit a nerve.

But you just have to remember to

stay calm and don’t respond with

a knee-jerk reaction. Pause, take

a swig, and ponder your response

before posting.

It’s important to note that not

all questions or comments require

a response. But when responding, it

is most important to use the handle

of the user to ensure they see the

answer and that it doesn’t get lost in

the sea of comments. The last thing

you want is someone questioning

the seller’s responsiveness.

As you get close to the end of the

auction, this is where the excitement

begins. That is, if you have a couple

interested parties. And you don’t

always know that until you get to

about the 1-hour mark. the most

exciting time is within the 2-minute

mark. Most of the time it’s a bidder

that has not commented or asked a

question. And suddenly within 30

minutes of the auction’s end, they

place a bid.

When the auction end is within

two minutes, the clock is extended

by an additional two minutes after

every bid, but that ends after about

the fourth extension. One reason for

this is that BaT takes a 5% fee from

the bidder’s credit card on file when

they place a bid, which ensures

serious bidders only. It is refunded

if they are not the winning bidder.

When the auction is over, the fee

is charged to the buyer’s card. And

hopefully you have sold your car. If

not, the auction ends with “reserve

not met.” Something important to

note here: if the auction gets close

to your reserve, BaT reserves the

right to make up the difference to

make the sale. This makes sense but

obviously the final bid needs to be

close enough where they still make

money from the buyer’s 5% fee.

After the auction

Upon completion of the auction,

and you’ve sold your car, BaT will

send you the contact information

of the winning bidder. They suggest

you reach out to the winner as

soon as possible to set up a time to

complete the transaction and take

delivery of the car. BaT suggests

that you have funds wire transferred

rather than cash or cashier’s check.

And I agree. It’s easy and the safest

way to get paid.

In the event the transaction

between the buyer and seller can’t

be completed, there are steps you

can take through BaT to have your

buyer’s fee refunded.

All in all, I’m a fan of Bring a

Trailer. I think the environment

actually protects both the buyer

and seller and is a good option for

selling your car. But I recognize

that not every car is a good fit. I

will say, though, that in my case, it

worked well and I think the buyer

felt the same.

So how did I do with my auction?

Well I sold my car, for a price I

thought was fair to both parties.

The transaction after the auction

was painless. The auction itself

was smooth, fun to watch, and got

really exciting during the last two

minutes. So I was happy.

If you choose to sell your car on

BaT, in my opinion the three most

important factors for a successful

auction are:

1. Set a realistic reserve and

understand the true market value

of your car.

2. Invest in professional photos.

3. Be upfront about your car’s

flaws and point them out, because,

believe me, if you don’t, the BaT

faithful will.

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8 March


Welcome Our New Mavericks!

by Jim Hirsch, Region Membership Chair

New Members January 2019

Kaycee Bergman Keller 2018 718 Cayman S

Diana Bolton Cleburne 2007 Cayman

Paul Bowgett (Anne) Fort Worth 1999 Boxster

Maximilian Choi Dallas 1988 944

John Coyle Dallas 2009 911 Carrera

Amit Desai

Plano

Hoang Dinh Dallas 2018 911 Targa 4S

Smith Ellis Midlothian 2004 911 GT2

David Gattis Benbrook 2019 911 Carrera

Ray Goff Allen 2010 911 Carrera

Scott Haile Trophy Club 2010 911 Carrera

Errol Hand Prosper 2017 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Michael Helms (Cheryl) Grapevine

2004 911 Targa

Bradford Henderson Dallas 2013 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Jesse Huerta Burleson 2003 Boxster

Carlos Jauregui Frisco 1972 911T

Rudy Karimi Dallas 2002 911 Carrera 4S

Richard Lynn Frisco 2009 Cayman S

Mike Medrzycki Dallas 2014 Cayman S

Rick Miller Corinth 2017 Macan GTS

Eric Moore Colleyville 1980 911 SC Targa

Jon Patullo Keller 2013 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Raul Perez Plano 1980 911 SC Targa

Ali Pourmoghaddam Frisco 2001 Boxster S

Jim Quinn Farmers Branch 2016 Cayman

Claudia Reynolds Dallas 2014 Boxster S

Charles Roberts Arlington 1995 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Mark Rostafin Irving 2014 Panamera 4S

Kathryn Russell Dallas 2018 Macan

Bill Searight Plano 2017 911 Carrera 4S

Timothy Smith Allen 2008 Cayman S

Alberto Soueid Coppell 2008 Cayenne

Marc Tardif Dallas 2014 911-50

Kiel Taylor Dallas 2016 Macan S

De’Edra Williams Dallas 2018 Macan

Transfers In

George Chaffee (HCT) Fort Worth 2001 Boxster S

Jim C. Hicks (SDO) Plano 1987 924S Red

Jason Nardiello (CNY) Dallas 2001 Boxster S

Zachary Cornelius (ALA) Dallas

2003 911 Targa

Marc Mansell (NE) Grapevine 2019 911 Targa 4S

Brian M. Sinkiewicz (NE) Fort Worth

2011 911 Carrera

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

Member Moment

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, contact Jim

Hirsch at membership@mavpca.org

Nolan Eberl-Coe

(joined 11/2018)

Occupation

Regional Account Executive for Hagerty

Insurance

Primary reason for joining PCA

Life-long 911 enthusiast

Current Porsche

Still looking

Favorite Porsche

Porsche 917

Best thing about owning a Porsche

Driving a piece of the great Porsche automotive

legacy!

Hobby interests

I am starting my first year of Karting

in 2019 and I am an avid scotch/cigar

enthusiast.

Member Moment

Chantel Tennyson

(joined 7/2017)

Occupation

Licensed Counselor / Pain

Management Specialist

First Porsche

2012 Panamera 4

Current Porsche(s)

2012 Panamera 4 and my every-growing

Hot Wheels/Matchbox/Pull Car collection.

Favorite Porsche

Of the ones I have driven, my very own

Panamera 4 is my favorite. My favorite to

drool over would be the GT3 RS.

Favorite Maverick or PCA event

I honestly have loved participating in all of

them, so I have no favorite that stands out

from the rest.

Best thing about owning a Porsche

I’d have to say the friends I’ve made as a

result of owning a Porsche, and by that I

mean fellow Porsche owners.

Maverick Membership Statistics as of February 1

Members: 1958 Affiliate Members: 944 Total Membership: 2902

9


Mavs & Mochas: Neiman Marcus at Willow Bend

by Pat Carmichael

pphotos provided by Paul Moseley

It was 35 degrees as I rolled into the Neiman Marcus

parking garage at Willow Bend Mall about 8:15 am,

and lo and behold, everybody was already there! I

snagged a parking place near the end of the fourth row

of Porsches and started making my way to the coffee

bar inside Neiman’s.

What a spread! Gratis coffee, breakfast burritos,

and orange mimosas all ready to go for the PCA

faithful. The Neiman Marcus staff, led by Marjon

Zabihi and Rusty Smith, personally welcomed us.

They had set up tables with several drawings for

luxury specialty items near the entry, prompting a

frenzy of activity filling out entries. Did I mention the

exclusive opportunity to shop?

What a great time this all made, with a warm cozy

place to gather and enjoy the special Neiman hospitality.

A half dozen “more than fun” track-worthy Porsche

cars lined up at the south entry porte-cochère, offering

special up-close photo ops.

The “official” count of attending cars was well

over 120. This is certainly one of the more popular

venues, being under cover and protected from the

elements, especially on a chilly day like this. Our

buddies from Park Place Porsche were there with

their latest white Cayenne and offering service

insights to the PCA members.

Mark and Monda Hanna were there, with not one

but two 914 race cars, and I know all the 911 9xx

flavors were in attendance. I don’t believe anybody had

their tops down in any Cabs or Boxsters -- ha! Even

with the cold there were plenty of people mingling

outside and sharing stories on all things car-related and

beyond. By 10:30 am, we were leaving, and there were

almost eight full rows of Porsches. Another completely

successful Mavs & Mochas!

We’ll be looking forward to the upcoming All

Member drive and party in Gunter, TX!

10 March


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12 March

From left: Chatting all things Porsche, Lisa Ward and Lisa Wise enjoying the hospitality,

a few colorful GT3’s, Coffee at Neimans, Monda Hanna’s 914 racecar, subtle GT3 RS

photos by: Paul Moseley, Scott Kellogg and Paulo Diaz


2019 Autocross Series: Autocrossing is “Four” Porsches

by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair

photos by Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images

Autocrossing is for all Porsches, including the new

four-door and and old four-cylinder models. For 2019,

to better align our autocross car control classes to the

majority of the new 4-door Porsche owners, as well as

bring some of those neat old four-cylinder cars from

the ‘50s and ‘60s back from the museums and Show

& Shine events, we added a class that will put you all

together to have some fun.

No longer do the Cayennes, Macans, and Panameras

have to mix it up with Boxsters and Caymans. No

longer do any of the early four-cylinder Porsches have

to take on the 914 mid-engine brigade. You guys get

to come play in your own class. Modern, big, and

powerful vs early, small, and light cars are all in class

P0. This should be fun! Even SCCA has added a class

for Classic Sports Cars: HCS and R for the old real race

cars. No more excuses! Come out and show us what

you’ve got, what you have or what you had, or to learn

to drive again! See our 2019 autocross schedule on the

facing page.

Also, at the 2018 year end awards banquet, below

are some of the Porsche class winners showing off

their awards. In particular, one driver out of over 300

participants in the 10-event series last year, who ran in a

highly competitive class, had to come from behind more

than a few times, got lucky a few times, and won his

class in all ten events, earning 100 points for the season:

Mark Schnoerr, your MAVPCA Autocross Chair.

From Left to Right: Sue Crimm, Carey Spreen, Sigrid, Mark Schnoerr, Carolle Liu, Ed Mayo.

2019 MAVPCA AX classes *Street tires have a treadwear rating of 200 or higher **Race tires have a treadwear rating under 200

P0

P1

P2

P3

P4

All 1948-1969 356, 912/912E, all four-door Porsches incl Macan, Cayenne, Panamera; street tires*

All 911 1965-1983, all 914, all 924/924S, all 944 except 944S2, all 928; street tires*

All 911 1984-1994, non-S Boxster 1997-2004, all 944S2, all 968; street tires*

All 993, all 911 Turbo to 1989, Boxster S to 2004, 2005-2016 non-S Boxster and Cayman; street tires*

All 996, 2005-2016 Boxster S and Cayman S, 2017-on non-S Boxster and Cayman, 1990-1994 911 Turbo, all non-S 997, all

non-S 991, and 991 T; street tires*

P5 1995-on 911 Turbo, 991S/GTS, 2017-on Boxster S/Spyder and Cayman S/GTS/R/GT4, all 911 GT3 incl RS, 918, 997S, 991S ,

911R, Carrera GT; street tires*

P6

P7

Improved class: Major modifications but street legal, rally cars; race tires**

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14 March

Choose Carefully: Part Two

by Robert Turner

It’s not so much that I am an automotive journalist.

I’ve checked, the pay ain’t so great. Or an autoindustry

pundit, ditto about the pay part. No, I think

of myself as an observer of things automotive. More

of an automotive chronicler about all things Porsche.

A monthly column kinda guy that writes from the

heart. Most of the time. But there are times when I

would love to be that guy that gets the call from an

automotive manufacturer—BIG hint here Porsche—

and a voice says something pithy like “How do you feel

about The Steffel Pass in Zandfortin or the lovely Isle

of Marjorie in the Delfinium Islands? Think you might

fancy a trip there? Oh, and we will throw in some cars

for you to drive.” At this point, the writer is supposed

to pause for a few seconds to leave the automotive

marketing types hanging—like you’ll really turn them

down—before saying very causally, “Let me check my

calendar and see if those dates work.”

Inside you are shouting, YES! I would

cancel my wedding or try to delay the birth

of my child to go there. And YES! I may

even possibly be persuaded—definitely

maybe—that I could squeeze in driving

some fast cars too.

(Oh, and I hear that they ply you with good food

and very good drink. Lots of it.) So you deliberately

slow down your brain and try to be uber cool and

nonchalant and work your mouth very carefully to

say each word S L O W L Y, so you don’t end up

sounding like an idiot.

But that never works. You’ll blurt out

“YesIwouldlovetogotoZandfortinyesplease

thankyouverymuch.” Or something that is probably

very close to unintelligible. The suave auto-marketing

types knows what your response will be, so he tells

you to check your inbox, ‘cause the itinerary will be

forthcoming. You hang up and start packing right

away, even though the trip is five weeks out. You do

want to be prepared after all.

What does this have to do with a car company’s

configurator? Well, I will get around to it - eventually.

See the auto companies want the Journos to write

glowingly about their new offerings. They pick

beautiful places, take over high-star hotels and

make those hardworking Journos sit through a mind

numbing half hour to forty-five minutes of marketing

speak before turning them loose in the car of the

moment. But wait there’s more. They usually put

every bell and whistle on the car to make sure that all

the good stuff gets tested and written about.

Problem is, when the writer is talking about this

button here, that switch there or this sub-set of

commands in the dark innards of the car’s performance

capabilities, we are left lusting and wanting for things

that we may not need or are too expensive to buy. I

mean I would love to listen to a gold-plated Bergfarb

Grand Marquis sound system, but probably won’t

pony for the seven large to buy it. And the micromium

plated multi-faceted sport design exhaust at a mind

numbing four big ones will probably not be one of the

boxes I tick off. But the Journos? Man they love it.

It’s pretty easy to turn a $60K car into a $80K (or

at least $70K) car nowadays. And in Porsche’s case, a

$100K car into a $150K car in a snap. Someday when

I configure my 911, I may remember some writer with

his hair on fire, going 120 MPH into a screaming long

sweeper and talking about how the PDCC with Sport

Chrono really sets the handling tone. But me, I will just

opt for the PASM Sports Suspension at $890 and be

done with it. I don’t mind if my eyeballs giggle on the

road, I just want to take that corner at 125. Oh Baby.

And on that exhaust note, see you all next time.


2019 Concours Announced

by Mike Mahoney, Concours Chair

The 2019 Concours season is finally upon us.So fire

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have four events, beginning in April.

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July 14 - People’s Choice at Lakeside Market

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luggage compartment(s), wheels (rims and barrels),

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Rolex 24 Hours: At Daytona

Press Release

Daytona Beach, FL— Nick Boulle and team survived

error and flood to finish in seventh position at this year’s

Rolex 24 At Daytona. Despite epic floods and quickly

changing conditions, the team recovered in order to

record its highest place finish in the twice-around-theclock

classic since its inception.

Team Principal, Patrick Lindsey, started the race and

quickly set about moving up several places as he ran

well within the top 10 for the first hour of the

race. The car was then handed over to Boulle

and later Porsche Young Professional, Matt

Campbell, and Porsche Factory Driver, Patrick

Long, for their first stints of the grueling

endurance race. “This race is so competitive

from the moment you get in for your first stint,”

Boulle said. “The first time I got in the car it was

immediately a sprint.”

Endurance Driver Boulle’s second stint in the

car would be double-stint – referring to a twohour

run with two stops for fuel and tires rather

than a single hour run in the car before a driver

change. During this run from roughly 9PM to

11PM, the team saw Boulle take the lead of the

race before eventually pitting to hand the car

over to Campbell in second place. “When I got

back in for my second stint, I was faced with

class traffic as well as trying to maintain the

lead. The car had great pace and the crew did a

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clean job in the pits. We’ve got a really great foundation

to build on moving forward.”

Adversity struck for the first time here as the right

rear wheel became dislodged as Campbell exited pit lane

which led to the #73 Porsche GT3R losing several laps on

the leaders. As the race continued, through strategy and

pace the team of drivers and crew recovered to get the car

back on the lead lap by the time the sun was coming up

on Sunday morning! Boulle, Lindsey, Campbell and Long

all felt positive as the race wound down despite red flags

and uncharacteristically heavy rain.

Long and Campbell, spent the majority of their time

in the car searching for any sign of grip on the track in

the final hours of the race. A combination of oil and

water sent multiple competitors off track, into walls

and each other. Long barely escaped a multicar pileup,

maneuvering the #73 through turns 10 and 11. Campbell

steered clear of any on-track drama and made his way to

the front of the field.

Boulle and Lindsey handled a majority of the driving

Saturday and Saturday night. The race compiled 18 fullcourse

cautions in total, nine of which Lindsey and Boulle

endured over the course of their stint. Both drivers kept

the #73 de Boulle Porsche clean and turning consistent

lap times while fighting to earn laps back.

With two hours remaining and hours of hard work by

the drivers and a sleepless night for the crew, the #73

Park Place Motorsports de Boulle Porsche 911 GT3R was

leading the pack around the Daytona Road Course. As

the rain began to fall more heavily, the team opted to in

hopes of coming out ahead as the race wound down and

go for the top step of the podium. However, just as the pit

sequence began a red flag was thrown due to the flooded

conditions of the race track. After waiting for two hours

on an update from the officials on, it was determined that

the 57th running

of the Rolex

24 At Daytona

would finish

under red.

“It obviously

is heartbreaking

to pit from the

lead and lose out

on winning the

Rolex 24 Hours

of Daytona, but it’s a big year and we just need to focus

forward now.”

Boulles next race is at Sebring International Raceway for

the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by

Advanced Auto Parts. “I’m looking forward to the 12

Hours of Sebring and seeing what we can do,” said Boulle.

The weekend is part of a Super Sebring weekend featuring

the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA

World Endurance Championship. Lindsey will race in

both the traditional 12-hour race Saturday, March 16, and

the FIA 1,000 miles of Sebring Friday, March 15, with

Project 1, both supported by Park Place Motorsports.

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Last year during its 70th year celebration, Porsche

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outgoing 991-generation 911. With the overwhelming

positive response, Porsche later announced they will begin

production of the new Speedster in 2019. It will be the

fourth 911 Speedster, following the 1989 G-series, the

1994 964, and the 2011 997 Speedsters.

The original Porsche Speedster was produced 1954-

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‘89 $110k-$195k 2,056 produced (823 in US)

‘94 $125k-$200k 936 units (427 in US)

‘11 $225k-$275k 356 units (100 in US)

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Coffee, Cars & Conversation

by Bill Kruder

photos provided by Pat Carmichael

This month’s “conversation”

is another one that took me my

surprise. I have “known” this guy

through Slipstream in my 25 years

of membership, but not until the last

few years did I ever meet him. Come

to think of it, with all of you reading

Slipstream, it’s safe to say many of

you will know him from his picture

every month, typically on page 4

with the rest of the board members,

as well as numerous articles he’s

written over the years. Once you

meet him you quickly realize that

not only is he the nicest man you will

ever meet but he knows more about

our club than most and certainly

than many of us remember. It’s

my privilege to share his story as

he celebrates his 40th Anniversary

as a PCA member.

So here is the next in my series

of “conversations” I would like

to share with you….

Carey Spreen, Member since 1979,

Owner 1982 911SC, 1987 924S,

and 2008 Cayenne

Bill Kruder: So are you originally

from the Dallas Fort Worth area?

Carey Spreen No, I was born

in New Jersey and lived in

Connecticut and Rhode Island

until I was about 15, when we

moved to Plano.

BK: How did you end up in Plano; not

sure there was much there back then?

CS: Well my mom’s sister had

moved here in 1972 and we

came for a visit, and I guess my

parents really liked it as my dad

took a banking job in Dallas the

next year.

BK: Wow so you went to high school

here then?

CS: I did. I went to the old Plano

High School, now Williams, before

there was what is now Plano Senior.

I graduated in 1974.

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BK: What was your first car in high school?

CS: Actually, I didn’t have a car. I

had a motorcycle that I would ride

to school. Funny as I think about it

now; I was in the band and played

trumpet so I would have this big

case to carry on the bike. Must have

been quite the sight (laughing).

BK: Presume you eventually got a

car right?

CS: I did; but wasn’t until my second

year of college. It was of all things

a 1974 VW “Thing.” It was even in

this olive drab color. It was a great

introduction to “momentum” cars!

BK: How about College?

CS: Went to Texas A&M for my

first two years then transferred to

Texas Tech, so I graduated a Red

Raider, although once you’re an

Aggie, you’re always an Aggie.

BK: How did you get interested in Porsche?

CS: When I was in high school

a family friend had a 914, I just

thought that was the coolest car.

Guess you can say I dreamed about

owning one some day.

BK: What was your first Porsche?

CS: Well like I said I was really taken

by that 914 so in 1976 I traded the

“Thing” in for a ‘74 Lime Green

914 that had the 1.8-liter engine. I

had a lot of fun in that car. When I

graduated college my cousin and I

needed a job so we decide to drive

out to San Diego. It was that trip

that I did my first PCA autocross. I

signed up for it and ran a couple of

laps before someone came up and

said that I needed to be a PCA

member to enter, so I joined on

the spot. That was 1979 and it

was one of the best decisions I

was ever forced to make!

BK: How long did you keep the 914?

CS: I kept that one for about six

years, selling it in 1982.

BK: So how long did you live out there?

CS: Oh, I didn’t find a job and my

dad finally said, “think it’s about

time you come home,” since he

was paying my travel expenses.

I came back and actually ended

up in Austin working for the

local PBS station as a videotape

operator, back when tape was

the only way to record video. If

you have ever watched Austin

City Limits back in the ‘80’s, I’m

actually in the credits (chuckling).

BK: When did you return to Dallas?

CS: After Austin I was in Dallas

through 1989 as a Maverick, then

got transferred to the San Francisco

Bay Area, where I was an active

member of the Golden Gate Region.

I then spent about 18 months in

Portland (Oregon Region) until

finally returning back here in 1998

and settling in DFW again.


BK: Let’s go back to PCA then. You started in San

Diego, then you became a Maverick?

CS: With my moving around I have actually been a

member of five different regions, including being a

Maverick twice. My first was from 1986-89 then again

from 1998 till now, so I have been a Mav for 25 of my

40 years in the club.

BK: Whoa - you have seen some changes, and I know

you have always been involved. What are some of the

positions you have held?

CS: Of all things I think the first was Co-VP but I have

been Editor, Time Trial Chair, Rally Chair, DE Instructor,

Content Editor, and currently Region Secretary.

BK: I’m told you have been to your fair share of Parades?

CS: Guess you could say that. My first was in 1987 right

here in DFW and I have been to 22 others over the years.

BK: Let’s talk about cars; I hear you have had your

share of Porsches over the years?

CS: That I have. After the ‘74 914, I bought a ‘70 914

that had been converted to a six, with a 2.2 S engine,

which was Signal Orange. In 1985, I bought a Tangerine

Opposite Page: 1982 autocross class win Above: Carey with ole pal Derek

Bell at Rennsport V Below: Wolfgang Porsche presenting TTOD trophy to

Carey - 1989 Porsche Parade

Well as usual I always walk away surprised at what life

brings us in meeting people when we just stop or are

stopped to say hello. As Carey told me several times

during our chat: over the 40 years, it’s really about the

people. It doesn’t matter if you are an attendee or a

chairperson - it’s the people. Today we call that Driving

Friendships. Here’s to 40 years Carey!

1970 914-6, a real one this time. I kept this one for over

20 years, selling it in 2006. I also briefly owned a silver

1973 911S, but ended up selling it when my daughter

Geneva was born.

BK: Ok, so tell me one thing that most will never know

about you?

CS: Well I kind of mentioned earlier that I play the

trumpet. I played in both my high school and college

marching bands. Then after college when I was in

Austin, I was a member of the Austin Community Band;

we would play two to three concerts a year. Guess you

could say music has always been kind of a hobby to me.

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You can test your

knowledge (or Google

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things Porsche by

participating in the

monthly trivia contest

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Answers are due by the

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We went with a Trivia that brings Q&A this month dealing with all

kinds of items about Porsches. Our winner this month is a lovely

lady, Julia Underwood, getting ALL 5 of 5 correct. We also had an

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1. It has been said that Turn One at the Bahrain Circuit is reminiscent

of the bus stop chicane at _________, a first-gear, right-hand corner

where you’re on the brakes really hard. To what track does this

refer? a. Sebring b. Brands Hatch c. Spa d. Goodwood

Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, p 76

2. Porsche sales have been great, but can be very fickle at times.

From January 2018 until a point a few months back, 911 sales

moved ______ from January 2017 until the same point.

a. -3.4% b. +4.2% c. +8.0% +10.1%

Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, p 20

3. In that same time period, total SUV (Macan and Cayenne) sales

moved _______ . a. -2.8% b. +2.6% c. +6.2% d. +8.9%

Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, p 20

4. Porsche really enjoys building very special cars that become

instant collector’s items, the 959 and the 918 being just two

examples. It will most likely be the case again with the mindblowing

new GT2 RS-based 935 of which only _______

examples will be built. a. 50 b. 77 c. 99 d. 111

Source: Porsche Panorama, Nov 2018, p 5

5. From time to time Porsche likes to bring back a name that is

synonymous with Porsche history, such as 2020 “Speedster.” It

will likely be limited to only ______ cars.

a. 1,356 b. 1,911 c. 1,948 d. 2020

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Aging Gracefully: No A/C, No Airbag, No Problem

by Kurt Scaggs

The other day I was watching an older episode of The

Grand Tour with famous Porsche-hater Jeremy Clarkson,

and it got me thinking. The hosts were complaining

about the cost of classic cars and how they are better to

look at than to drive. They cited examples of older cars

that had been updated by the likes of Singer and AMG,

or an E-Type with a 6.1 liter V12 as what it took to

make older cars entertaining. I disagree and I think I’m

not alone. I’m not sure what the statistics are comparing

classic and modern owners in the club but I know we

have a healthy contingent of older cars. I know that

many have had many Porsches over the

years (some still do) and have first-hand

experience with these cars even if they

do not have one currently.

I am a classic owner and I’m

relatively new to the brand. I’ve always

kept up with the latest and greatest 911s

through the pages of Car and Driver,

but for some reason I got hooked on the

old ones. My previous “classic” cars

were motivated by fiscal responsibility.

While they would technically qualify

as antique cars today, I can assure you

they are not collectible today or any

day. But don’t think I picked Porsche

because they were collectible.

What I think Clarkson and crew

are missing is the joy of having fun on

public streets.

It’s hard enough to find a place to wring

out a 33-year-old turbo and not scare little

children. I can only imagine what I’d do with

700 horsepower on the way to the grocery store.

Chances are I’d only be doing it once.

To me there is value in doing things yourself, whether

that is troubleshooting the vacuum system or keeping

the brakes from locking up. Why does anyone bother to

open the hood of a modern car? I remember a comedian

joking about the chances of opening your hood only to

find a big on/off switch under there. We keep taking

steps in that direction, don’t we?

Anyway, my experience with “old” Porsches thus far

is that they don’t need much anyway. The ‘87 Carrera

pictured has needed oil, air filters, tires, and a clutch

after 76,000 miles and it’s still bank vault solid. I doubt

any car I’ve ever owned could say that -- even the

Hondas. I’m not saying that old Porsches are the best

cars in the world (they are, incidentally) I’m just saying

that somebody knew what they were doing and cost

savings did not get in the way of executing their vision.

That’s part of what gives these cars their mystique.

They aren’t flashy. They aren’t trendy. They do what

they do and they do it well. As long as you don’t want

to be cool during the summer. But who needs that really?

It doesn’t make it faster, or handle any better. These cars

are just a joy to drive. The parts work together, mostly.

And it’s kind of a kick to see someone look for the

ignition on the right side of the wheel. What they lack in

power massaging memory seats, they more than make

up for in auditory and olfactory bliss. Take that Tesla.

Old Porsches are still my favorite cars to drive. I

never look in the garage and think, I really need to take

that SUV out for a drive and clear my head. There is

nothing better than sitting down low, turning the key

and listening to flat six fire up. An air-cooled flat six.

No, there is one thing. Sitting down low with a chorus

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Maverick March Anniversaries

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Christopher Hart (Andrea)

20 Years

William Flowers (Nona)

Thomas Waldron (Marindy)

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First Porsche

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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor

by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor

One year ago on these pages I made my editorial

debut if you will. It began with equal parts excitement

and trepidation. That has since cleared up and looking

back now, I can almost remember what it was like to not

have a reoccurring 15th of the month deadline. I can also

remember the first Maverick event that I attended and

wondering what I had gotten myself into. It turns out I

had gotten myself into a great situation for once. Friendly

people, and as the Grinch would say: oh the noise, the

noise noise, noise, noise.

I celebrated my 5 year anniversary last year and prior to

agreeing to be the next editor, I was a part-time member.

I would attend 3-4 events a year that mostly centered on

driving the car, and not talking to the people. Luckily that’s

allowed, but I found that they also encourage the talking

if you’re so inclined. You can probably see where this is

going. It’s our annual fund raising drive and if you just call

the number on your screen, one of our operators will be

happy to chat you up. If only it were that easy. No, what

I’m attempting to do is get you excited about volunteering.

I don’t have a surprise celebrity guest or a tote bag, but

I can tell you that you’ll get to know some great people

and find a way to spend all that extra time that you have.

And there’s also the corporate jet. (There is no corporate jet) Kidding

aside, if you’ve ever thought about volunteering, or you

really do have some free time, it’s a great thing.

Did you know that you can volunteer without committing

to a board member position? It’s true! Drive leaders, corner

workers, event check-in, photographers no experience

necessary. Well, there is some experience necessary, but if

you’ve made it this far, I think you can probably manage. I

know our event chairs are always looking for someone to

share their experiences or photos of their events. What I’m

saying is that if you have an interest, we’ll find a spot for

you. Just think about the fame and notoriety you’ll garner

with your friends and family and event fellow members at

the next Maverick event.

I have really enjoyed being your editor for the past 12

issues, and look forward to continuing. I’ve gotten a lot

out of being a more active member of

the club, and if you’re not I think you

might too. Give it some thought, contact

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