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See, they don’t melt! Mavs (actually their cars) on a rainy day.
Photo by Bill Kruder
6 | Mavs & Mochas Recap: April
8 | A Maverick Goes to Hawaii
12 | Driver’s Education Series: April at MSR
15 | Autocross Series Event 3: Lone Star Park
16 | The Pursuit of Happiness: Part 2
19 | Maverick Marktpreis: 914
20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: Frank Briggs
26 | Follow the Easter Bunny Road Rally: 2019
30 | ABCDE Car Day: 2019
22 | Revolver Tour
22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo
23 | Maverick Lunch Series
23 | Mavs&Mochas
28 | Board Meeting
2 | Sprockets (President’s Column)
2 | Maverick of the Month
4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs
4 | Zone 5 Presidents
11 | New Mavericks
11 | Member Moments
14 | Porsche Trivia
34 | Advertiser Index
34 | Anniversaries
36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)
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here or our online calendar at http://mav.pca.org/go/calendar
Board Meeting.......................................................................... (Wed) 5
Austin Schnell Fest: COTA......................................................... (Sat) 7-9
Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 11
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 15
Maverick Happy Hour...............................................................(Thu) 20
Mavs & Mochas: Stonebriar Community Church....................... (Sat) 22
Revolver Brewery Tour .............................................................. (Sat) 22
Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 27
Tech Session: Fifth Gear............................................................ (Sat) 29
Lewisville area lunch................................................................... (Tue) 9
Mavs & Mochas: Novel Coffee Roasters .................................... (Sat) 13
Frisco Rough Riders Porsche Night ........................................... (Sat) 13
Maverick Happy Hour...............................................................(Thu) 18
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 20
Autocross #6............................................................................. (Sun) 21
64th Porsche Parade...........................................................(Sun) 21-27
Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 25
Tech Session: Park Place Porsche .............................................. (Sat) 30
On the Cover
914’s everywhere you look. This collage was
put together by one of our resident shooters
especially for the occasion.
Photo by Paul Moseley
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SPROCKETS: Hit the road!
by David Robertson, Region President
Summer has arrived and hopefully the wet weather
we have experienced all the way back to September is
subsiding. There have not been many weekends this
past winter and spring where a good drive through the
twisty backroads has been an optimal experience. Now
that we are past all of that, it is time to hit the road!
This is perfect weather for the convertible tops down or
sunroofs open. If you have neither, then roll down the
windows and enjoy the roar!
There are plenty of opportunities to get out with
other Maverick members and enjoy a drive or just hang
out and look at other Porsches.
The Maverick Region PCA is about much
more than just owning a Porsche. It’s
really many things, including sharing
knowledge about our cars, including
servicing and ownership tips. Most of
all, it’s about the people we meet and
lifelong friendships we make.
At just about every event I attend I meet someone who
has been a member of the club for years but attending
for the first time. Maybe they typically attend a DE but
haven’t been to a tour, or they usually attend Mavs &
Mochas and haven’t been to an autocross. Perhaps they
have never attended one of our fantastic events. In any
case the comment is always “Wow, why haven’t I done
this before? I am having a great time!”
Myra Sutton, a dear member of the club since the
1970s, passed away recently. I met Myra at one of the
first events I ever attended and she made me feel very
welcome, telling me about the club and introducing me
to other people. I knew I had found the right spot with
the Maverick Region. She was living on borrowed time
the last few years, but I never saw her enthusiasm waiver
for the people in the Maverick Region, or for travelling
across the country to PCA Parade with husband Jerry,
or for fierce competitiveness on the autocross course.
Myra’s spirit has been an inspiration to me. It’s not just
the cars, it’s the people!
MAV OF THE MONTH:
Peter Wen joined PCA and the Maverick Region in December 2015 shortly after he
purchased his 2014 Cayman. By the next fall, he was actively involved in many Region
events and participated in his first DE. That set the Porsche hook deep; so deep in fact
that by January of 2017, Peter had sold his Cayman and purchased a beautiful 2011
Turbo S Cabriolet. It was a PTS (paint to sample) car inside and out, featuring Polar
Silver over a Lipstick Red leather interior all the way down to the leather-wrapped air
vents. It affectionately became known as “One-of-Wen.” You will find Peter pitching in
wherever a need arises, many times directing parking at Mavs & Mochas, even in the
rain that we have had in the past months. He has also started a new feature in Slipstream,
with market prices for Porsches, that has become an instant favorite. Thank you Peter
-- we never get tired of looking at that red interior!
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2019 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs
Club Race Co-Chair
Club Race Co-Chair
Coffee Meets Co-Chair
DE Chief Driving Coach
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Monthly Social Chair
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April Mavs & Mochas Recap
by Bill Kruder, Mavs & Mochas Chair
photos provided by Paul Moseley
I believe the saying is “April showers bring May
flowers.” We certainly have had the showers. Due
to all the rain we had to postpone April’s Mavs &
Mochas from its original date (4/13) and scramble
to get it rescheduled for 4/27. Needless to say, the
weather cooperated and we had nearly 130 cars in
attendance, including 16 914s.
You may or may not know, but the 914, once
considered an eyesore but now an icon,
is celebrating 50 years since production
started in 1969. That being said, I think the
words of a few owners and pictures of the
morning tell it all.
“I married into a family of car enthusiasts who
quickly got me interested in Porsches. I started looking
on and off at 914s because I loved its vintage look and
the vibrant colors, but wasn’t sure it was right for me.
As soon as I took mine for a test drive, I was hooked
and haven’t looked back!” - Katie Scheetz, 1973 owner
“My Olympic blue 914 is a perfect blend of eyecatching
classic style, performance, and handling.
Keep the top off and enjoy the ride. Plus it is my wife’s
favorite car!” – Alan Lage, 1974 owner
“My wife’s 914 was designed to be TONS of fun - it
was intentionally built by Porsche to be a street legal
Go-Kart! Just sitting in the car makes us smile every
single time; driving it makes us happy every single time.
Plus the two trunks make it great to take to the grocery
store.”- Clay Perrine
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A Maverick goes to Hawaii
by Michael Durovick
photo provided by Michael Durovick
My wife and I recently returned
from our vacation to Hawaii. While
there, I was hoping to photograph a
Porsche or two in the natural beauty
of the islands. So I contacted the
President of the Big Island Hawaii
Region, Gunner Mench, who is the
owner/operator of the art gallery
Harbor Gallery in Waimea. We met
him at his gallery and were chatting
for some time when he told me he
couldn’t leave the gallery to take
the car for a shoot.
I was a little disappointed,
thinking I wasn’t going to be able
to take any photos. But to my great
surprise, he handed me the keys
to his fuel-injected 1980 SC Targa
and said to take it up the coast and
find a nice spot to shoot it. What!?!
Who hands the keys to a classic
Porsche to a complete stranger? He
said he had seen my photography
and liked my work and wanted to
see what I could do. For him to
say he likes my photos was a huge
thrill -- especially an art gallery
owner, with his father having
been a professional photographer
in Germany. His father had done
professional advertising photos for
the Porsche 356 back in the day
and even had a Porsche delivered to
him by Ferry Porsche himself!
So I heeded his request to keep
it under 100 mph (never went over
65) and got some good shots. What
a dream come true -- driving an aircooled
Targa (top off) in Hawaii.
And what a nice guy Gunner is.
I had contacted the President
of the Oahu PCA, Ellen Liddle,
who graciously had put together
an impromptu Porsche drive for
Wanda and me to participate in
when we traveled over to Oahu later
in our trip. We were picked up by
Rob and his son in their Panamera
GTS at our Waikiki beach hotel and
went to meet up with the rest of the
group at a local coffee shop.
From there, the group of five
Porsches took a spirited drive
through the southeast portions of
the island, stopping along the way
to grab some shots of the cars.
This included the Lanai Lookout,
Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach,
and Makupu’u Lookout. My wife
enjoyed the view from Ellen’s 911,
while I took shotgun in Ken’s new
white 911 turbo cabriolet. This
road, Kalaniana’ole Highway, is
perfect for a spirited Porsche drive. The twisty curves
and blind corners make for both an exhilarating drive
and fantastic aural experience. The echoes of the
throaty exhausts of five Porsches tearing down this
road was quite the experience, made even better with
the top down on Ken’s Turbo.
Our final destination was the beach at Bellows Air
Force station on the east side of Oahu for sunset shots.
The pavement on the road to this beach went right up
to the water, making for some good photos. As several
members of the group have military affiliations, we
were all able to get on base. Afterwards we headed to
Maui Brewing Company for some dinner and lively
discussions. We were so amazed how quickly we all got
along and agreed that the Porsche Club motto is true:
it’s not just the cars, it’s the people!
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Welcome Our New Mavericks!
by Jim Hirsch, Region Membership Chair
New Members April 2019
Douglas Aaron Allen 2015 Macan Turbo
Andy Allen Southlake 2013 911 Carrera S
Rick Bridwell Frisco 2015 911 Carrera S
Julie Chickering Dallas 2002 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Michael Clapperton Dallas 2011 Cayman
J. Clark Garland 2006 911 Carrera S
Scott Colling (Christine) Dallas 2015 911 Turbo
Frank Conforti Sachse 2006 Cayenne S
Archie Crow Arlington 2018 Macan GTS
John Curanovic Rockwall 2017 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Kuri De Luna (Carmen Anne) Grand Prairie 2008 911 Carrera 4S
Otha Doyelene Harris Arlington 2016 Panamera Edition
Ramon Espaillat Fort Worth 1984 911 Carrera Targa
Simon Figg Dallas 2017 911 Carrera 4S
Scott Gassel Dallas 2016 911 Carrera S
Stephen Gault Dallas 2001 Boxster S
Chad Golseth (Maria) Colleyville 2007 911 Carrera 4S
Nicholas Gutierrez Dallas 2018 911 GT3
Dan Harrison Denton 2016 Boxster
Byron Jones Dallas 2011 911 GT3 RS
Bill Lines Coppell 2001 911 Carrera
Justin Pohl Longview 2018 911 GT3
Richard Posey Allen 2003 911 Carrera 4S
Jonathan Raspaud Flower Mound 2014 Boxster S
Kari Rich Irving 2013 911 Turbo S
Erick Richards (Lisa) Richardson 2011 Boxster S
Bill Russell (Linda) Plano 2018 911 Carrera
Matt Saxton Dallas 2019 911 GT3
Christoph Schittko Dallas 2017 911 Carrera
Douglas Shock Plano 2018 Macan
Christopher Sickler Dallas 2002 Boxster
Craig Sinasac Dallas 2016 Race Car
Dorian Yates Dallas 2013 Boxster S
Thomas Atlas (CHO) Dallas 1988 911 Turbo
Aaron Hardy (HCT) The Colony 2013 Panamera
Wayne Parks (SOI) Granbury 2008 911 Turbo
Douglas Shock (CMR) Plano 2018 Macan
Markham Teguns (LST) Dallas 2013 911 Carrera S
Hakan Yorganci (NNJ)
2015 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Please give a Maverick Welcome to these new members when you meet them!
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide, contact Jim
Hirsch at email@example.com
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Originally it was to participate at track
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Just about any Singer 911
Best thing about Porsche ownership
The feeling I get when I’m behind the
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2004 Boxster S limited edition, first one I
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My 356, would like a 50th anniversary 911
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Favorite Maverick or PCA event
All the social activities and the driving
Best thing about owning a Porsche
Getting a chance to learn all about the
Porsche models and their owners.
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Primary Members: 2026 Affiliate Members: 983 Total Membership: 3009
Drivers’ Education Series: April at MSR
by Renee Hayden, Region DE Chair
photos provided by author
We were back to the track at MotorSport Ranch in
Cresson for our April 27 and 28 “Spring Fling” High
Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) event. With record
attendance and beautiful dry weather, we had another very
successful weekend. Thank you to all who participated in
the event, to those who participated in the charity parade
laps benefitting Patriot PAWS, and a special welcome and
thank you to a new DE sponsor, RAC Performance.
After the driving ended on Saturday we gathered at the
Drive Exotic building at MotorSport Ranch for a social
hour of drinks and snacks. This particular social hour, we
honored and thanked John Sandusky for his leadership
and selfless dedication to the HPDE team for 20 years.
John continues within the HPDE leadership team as our
Coach Training Team Leader. John trains our advanced
drivers as they continue their journey within the HPDE
program to become future coaches.
Our next HPDE opportunity will be at Circuit
of the Americas (COTA) in Austin on June
7 through 9. The HPDE name is the Austin
Schnell Fest and the event is presented by the
Hill Country, Lone Star, and Maverick Regions
of PCA, and the Houston Chapter of BMW-CCA.
Registration is open now and will remain open until
May 31 at noon CDT, so register as soon as possible to
make sure you get into the event. For more information,
go to http://austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/.
After the June Austin Schnell Fest, we will take a break
for summer and be back in mid-September to run at the
newly configured Eagles Canyon Raceway. Please don’t
miss an opportunity to run at COTA in June or Eagles
Canyon in September. Both are spectacular but very
different tracks. As always, you can find out more about
HPDEs and our event schedule at http://mav.pca.org/
Events/DE/. See you in the corners soon!
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Maverick Trivia: Are you a Porschephile?
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You can test your
knowledge (or Google search
ability) of all things Porsche
by participating in the
monthly trivia contest posted
online at http://mav.pca.org/
trivia. Answers are due by the
last day of each month.
The winner of the trivia
contest receives a $25 gift
certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case of ties, a random
drawing determines the winner.
Here are the questions and answers for the April 2019 Trivia. We went with
a Trivia that brings Q&A this month dealing with all kinds of items about
Porsches and other automotive items. The winner this month, getting ALL 5
of 5 correct, was Tom Martin. Honorable Mention goes to Michelle Cook,
getting 4 of 5 correct.
1. A woman, ________ , won Olympic Gold Medals in shotput and
discus throwing before turning to auto racing. She was so intent
on winning that she opted for a double
mastectomy because she said it was easier for
her to fit into the race cars of the era. She was
good enough to win the Bol d’Or 24 Hour
Race in a 750cc Cycle Car.
Answers: 1)c, 2)c, 3)b, 4)d, 5)b
a. Aloisia Johanna Kaes Porsche b. Dorothea Reitz Porsche
c. Violette Morris d. Bertha Benz
Source: Hemmings Daily, March 10, 2019; Women Who Influenced Automotive History
2. After WWII, Harley Earl of GM felt his design team was war-weary,
so he assembled an ALL female team that, from 1953 to 1958, was
affectionately called ________ . a. Designing Damsels b. Ladies &
Lacers c. Damsels in Design d. Harley’s Harem
Source: Hemmings Daily, March 10, 2019; Women Who Influenced Automotive History
3. Which racing Porsche in the ‘50s and ‘60s did many think would
possibly be the future for Porsche street cars; but alas, it was not to be?
a. 550 Spyder b. 904 Carrera GTS c. 906 Carrera GT d. 911RS
Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, pg 3
4. From time to time Porsche 944s need to have the clutch slave cylinder
replaced due to fluid leakage. When doing so the car must be ________
when you bleed the slave. a. with wheels compressed in a normal driving
height b. perfectly level c. with the front end at least 12” higher than
the rear d. with the rear end at least 12” higher than the front
Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, pg 126
5. Porsche owners have been known to exceed the posted speed limits.
Recently this happened in the Texas Panhandle. Not only does the
driver hold the 2018 Texas record for MPH OVER the posted speed
limit, but he was driving a Porsche 911 too. While most tickets over
120 mph are written for 122 to 129 mph, he was in a 75 mph West
Texas zone doing ________ mph!!! a. 155 b. 166 c. 177 d. 188
Mav Autocross Series Event 3: Lone Star Park
by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair
photos by Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images
Event 3 was our first
time back this year at
the Lone Star Park site
in Grand Prairie, TX.
The rolling hills of this
huge parking lot give the
course designers a lot of
room to be creative in
Ten of the 93 cars at
this event were Porsches.
Class P1, the early 914
and 911 class, was
dominated by Ed Mayo
all day in his beautiful
silver 911S. Sigrid was
chasing him all day but
could not get closer than
a one second difference.
Amir El-Baghdaddy ran Ed Mayo and Elvira, his 1972 911S
uncontested in class P2
with his 944 S2 Cabriolet. Mas Watanabe had some
challenge in class P3 from William Mayo and Carolle
Liu but took the win. Doug Edney won in class P4 with
his 996, and in P5, Owen Coulman turned first quick
Porsche time with his red 996 GT3 over Dawn Marie
Grey in her yellow GT4.
Performance Index adjusted, Ed Mayo was first
quick in his early 911S over Owen’s GT3 by just 0.075
seconds, and third was Sigrid in her 914. Sigrid was also
fourth quick in the ladies’ overall Performance Index.
You can find the season schedule on the page to the
left. Our next event will be Challenge Cup #6 on Sunday
July 21st at Lone Star Park in Grand Prarie, TX followed
up by Cup #7 and #8 at the same locations. Contact
Mark Schnoerr for details or go to the ER website at
P1 - 'PCA 1'
Fastest Run Difference
Total Entries: 3
1T P1 5 Edward Mayo Silver 911S 67.388 -
2 P1 914 Sigrid schnoerr Lime Green 914 68.379 0.991
3 P1 9 Julia Underwood Silver 911S 83.064 14.685
P2 - 'PCA 2'
Fastest Run Difference
Total Entries: 1
1T P2 7 Amir El-Baghdady Maroon 944 S2 48.818 -
P3 - 'PCA 3'
Fastest Run Difference
Total Entries: 3
1T P3 7 Mas Watanabe Red Boxster-S 68.72 -
2 P3 168 William Mayo Blue Boxster 70.758 2.038
3 P3 168 Carolle Liu White Boxster 987 77.832 7.074
P4 - 'PCA 4'
Fastest Run Difference
Total Entries: 1
1T P4 7 Douglas Edney Black 996 71.396 -
P5 - 'PCA 5'
Fastest Run Difference
Total Entries: 2
1T P5 428 Owen Coulman Guards Red Porsche 911 GT3 66.494 -
2 P5 98 Dawn Marie Gray Racing Yellow GT4 77.09 10.596
The Pursuit of Happiness: Part 2
by Jeff Mindrup
N.B.: I later spoke with the third owner about his time with
the car, and he told me, without a hint of sarcasm, that he
never got comfortable with it because the color drew way too
much attention. He now drives an ultraviolet purple GT3.
The rest of the drive to Salt Lake City was unremarkable.
Upon arriving later than originally planned, my gracious
AirBNB host allowed me to use their garage for the night.
Safe and sound, Happiness and I slept like babies that first
At 8:00 am I was out the door. Once again, a quick stop for
gas was extended by 10 minutes to answer questions and talk
about the car. Leaving the station, the GPS initially had me
going south on I-15 and then at some later southerly point
heading east. Seeing the much later ETA, I made a U-turn and
headed back to Spanish Fork, which had a more direct route.
Within an hour, I would be wishing I hadn’t “out-thunk” the
wisdom of my GPS.
“Here’s your sign,” the
blue-collar joke begins. My
signs came clear and at regular
intervals as I traveled east on
Highway 6 from Spanish
Fork towards Soldier Summit,
Utah. Every couple-hundredfoot
increase in elevation, the
temperature dropped a degree
and the snow came down a
little stronger. Although the
skies had already warned
me, the first sign appeared:
“Starvation Road.” Wild thoughts spun in my head -- would
I be one of those found in the snow melt next summer? Cell
service was nonexistent. Another sign, a highway electronic
warning sign: “Chains Required when Flashing.” Not
flashing at the time, but I wondered if the light was burned
out or just about to flipped on.
I kept going. That’s the spirit of any adventure, come hell
or high water; anything but high center. Sure, she has AWD,
but with only a few inches of ground clearance and P-Zeros,
I knew Happiness wasn’t ready for my level of persistence.
All was well as long as I stayed in my lane. (Another of life’s
often repeated and more often ignored lessons.)
Eventually, I caught up to a VW Beetle that was tooling
along at 30 when 40-45 seemed quite doable to me. After a
few miles at this slower speed, the “schedule” forced me to
the left and into the deeper snow of the road less traveled.
(Remember the guy who, less than 24 hours ago, was
feeling like his life was perfectly aligned? That confidence
and Happiness were about to do a 180.)
Instantly, a flood of equal parts regret, panic, and
adrenaline rushed into my bloodstream. Happiness pivoted
“Here’s your sign,” the blue-collar joke begins.
My signs came clear and at regular intervals
as I traveled east on Highway 6 from Spanish
Fork towards Soldier Summit, Utah. Every
couple-hundred-foot increase in elevation, the
temperature dropped a degree and the snow
came down a little stronger. Although the skies
had already warned me, the first sign appeared:
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on her center axis; the front end broke loose first, followed
by the back end, a lesser movement with the front again, and
then the back again. I held my line and tried to be gentler but
it happened each time I tried to accelerate.
It’s not her fault. It’s me, it’s the tire choice, and I am in
that reality when time slows down, when persistence becomes
stubbornness and then stands at the edge of the cliff where
stubbornness becomes stupidity. My mind spins random
thoughts of tomorrow’s headline on Rennlist: “Idiot Fifth
Owner Smashes Rare Mexico Blue Porsche in Utah Mountains.”
Thankfully though, there was a kinship, a brotherhood of
sorts, from my rear-engine cousin. Having seen Happiness
almost go off the road three times, the VW went full
Fahrvergnügen by slowing down instead of making me pass.
What a gift. I moved over to the right, took the road more
travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
Luck came in spades that day, as it sometimes needs to,
in order to ensure potential
Darwin Award winners one
more sunrise. As a result of the
ten inches of snow predicted
and later realized that day, it
turns out the Beetle was the
only vehicle I encountered
on the pass going in either
direction. With no one directly
in front or behind me, I could
focus on doing exactly what
Happiness and I were capable
of and no more.
Soldier Summit, Utah, the ghost town and the pass, lay
at 7,477 feet. Thankfully things got easier from here on
down. I was traveling faster than the snow storm, and the
accumulating snow was less and less with each mountain
village passed. As we descended the eastern slope, the
temperatures gradually picked up and the roads became
After about an hour of mixed conditions, we arrived on
the top of a great plateau. Descending into the valley below,
the temperature rose from below freezing to 48 degrees in
less than a mile. We were in the clear, but the schedule had
suffered. Normally one could go from Orem to Moab in a
little over three hours. It took me more than five that day.
If I hadn’t been there just a few years ago, I would have
thrown away the schedule and gone into Arches National
Park to do some sightseeing and photography of the car.
Foolishly, I was still stubbornly optimistic that I could still
make it home late that night or early the following morning.
As a consolation, I stopped on the way out of town to take
a few shots in front of a typical Moab rock formation that
makes this area so unique.
I hit Albuquerque during late rush hour, and as a result
of some unknown setting in my GPS, ended up off the
Interstate and going down San Mateo Boulevard for about
four miles. Ten minutes later, I was on I-40 headed east, with
an ambitious goal of Amarillo for the night.
Around 9:00 pm, somewhere in eastern New Mexico, the
sandman began to win that day’s battle. By wild coincidence
though, the Mavericks came on the radio shortly after
crossing the Texas state line with “Dance the Night Away.”
The opening lyrics seeming to confirm the overall mission
now that we were back in Texas, “Here comes my happiness
again. Right back to where it should have been.”
The song’s happy beat and irony fueled me for another 30
miles, but eventually sleep and common sense prevailed. A
motel in Vega, Texas would end up being home for the night.
The front desk clerk, bitten by Happiness’s charm, assured
me he wouldn’t book any rooms even remotely near us.
The sun rose on the final portion of my journey with about
400 miles to home and only one last obstacle to navigate.
That’s right. Estelline, Texas.
Estelline, Texas: the #1 rated speed trap city in all of
the U S of A in 2012, according to the National Motorists
Association. I can even proudly count myself as one of the
town’s many benefactors.
From the looks of it, their speeding grift is still going strong.
The town’s only policeman occupied a brand new tripleblack
Mustang hiding under the same rock they got me while
heading west in 2010. If you have read this article this far, let
this be my gift to you. When on US Highway 287, east or west,
slow down way before you ever get to Estelline. Way before.
The last 250 miles were eventless, and after 2,008 miles
we were home again, but the journey wouldn’t be over until
I picked up my 3-year-old son Anton from his Montessori. If
you know anything about 3-year-old boys, their conversation is
typically pretty limited. Sentences like “I want a cookie please”
or “I want to watch Mickey Mouse” are as complex as they get.
I parked in the usual spot and went in to get him with a
renewed spirit that the 2000 mile trip was worth it. Anton
came out excitedly, saw the car and yelled enthusiastically,
“Whoa whoa blue Porsche!”
Walking to the car he kept asking “Blue Porsche, daddy!
Do you like it? Blue Porsche, daddy!” I buckled him into his
rear passenger booster seat and climbed into the driver’s seat.
It was a very satisfying moment. I felt on top of the world
again. My son is happy. I’m happy and all seems well.
Now I know this is impossible, but in that brief pause
where I sat and relished that moment before starting the car,
I heard him say, “I’m not going to college am I?”
I know he’s neither capable of complex thought nor of
precise comedic timing, but I sure heard him say it. I drove
us home into our garage and looked forward to a long
night of sleep.
The adventure was over, and at the same time, the
adventure was just beginning.
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by Peter Wen
Later this year the 914 will celebrate its 50-year anniversary.
This rather unusual mid-engine, Targa-top, two-seat roadster
was the lovechild of Volkswagen and Porsche. Two models
were produced from 1970 to 1976. The base model (914/4)
was equipped with a VW flat-four engine in a body built by
Karmann. The sportier model (914/6) received a flat-six engine
from the 911 T. Porsche sold both models in the U.S. In Europe,
the 914 was badged and marketed as VW-Porsche. Really.
Initially many purists thumbed their noses at the 914 because
of the VW joint venture. However, the 914 proved to be a
winner for Porsche. It was Motor Trend’s Import Car of the
Year for 1970. The 914/4 became Porsche’s top seller, selling
over 118,000 units worldwide. On the other hand, the 914/6
was priced just slightly below the 911 T, selling poorly during
its three-year production run. Only 3,351 914/6 units were
built (of which 1,788 were sold in the US).
Today the 914 is one of the most affordable vintage Porsches.
Weighing just shy of 2,100 lbs., it is light and nimble. Many
914s were modified for track or autocross use. They still have
a loyal following among racers and track enthusiasts. As
expected, the low production, 911-powered 914/6 is more
desirable compared to its 914/4 sibling.
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’70-’72 2.0L $60k-$120k
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Coffee, Cars & Conversation
by Bill Kruder
photos provided by author
This month’s conversation is
another example of time turning an
acquaintance into a shared friendship.
About five or six years ago, I would
see this guy at the monthly Cars &
Coffee and would always say hi as I
worked my way around the cars and
people. Matter of fact I thought his
name was Ed. Well time moved on,
and fast forward to the last couple of
years: “Ed” could always be counted
on to show up at any of the coffee
gatherings, and I would always take
the time to admire his car. Then about
six months ago when my wife and I
decided to purchase a 993, I turned
to “Ed” for advice. Let’s just say he
had more information than I could
have ever imagined, and he sold me
on the idea of specifically buying a
Tiptronic; we will save the rest of our
car purchase for another day.
So here is the next in my series
of “conversations” I would like to
share with you:
Frank Briggs, enthusiast since 1989,
Owner 1995 911 (993)
Bill Kruder: So I know you are from
Frank Briggs: Born and raised here.
I was actually born in East Dallas -
currently the site of Baylor Hospital
- then moved to Duncanville. My
Granddad bought 50 acres in 1949
to build on for his family. When we
first moved there we lived in the
caretaker’s cottage; my two siblings
and I actually slept on the screenedin
porch. Funny, when I think back,
it was pretty crazy, as my dad’s
brother and sister also had three
kids each, so here we all were, nine
kids, living on this ranch.
BK: Was there much there then?
FB: Heck no! We rode horses into
town (laughing). We were cowboys
through and through; we were
regulars at the local rodeo.
BK: So you never left Duncanville?
FB: Lived there for about twenty
years until about 1969, when I was
attending UTA. It was about this
time everyone was getting drafted
for the Vietnam War, so I decided to
I needed to take charge of my fate
and joined the Air Force.
Frank and Bobbie with their 1995 993
BK: What did you do? How long
did you stay in?
FB: They assigned me to be a
Medic, like I knew anything about
it (laughing), but that’s the military.
Truly, as it turned out it, was the
luckiest move I made. I was in for
six years and never left Texas; heck,
I barely left the area I was from.
BK: How did you and Bobbie meet?
FB: We actually met at UTA, but
it was through her sister. While I
was attending UTA, I was working
at a bank, and I was training her
sister to be a teller. Just through
conversation she told me she had a
sister, and I had seen Bobbie around
town, so I knew who she was all
right. Her sister had even given me
her phone number, which I never
called. Well one day on campus,
Bobbie walked by and we made eye
contact and she kept on walking.
As she went by I told myself if she
looks back towards me I’m calling
her. Well sure enough she looked
back . . . and I called (smiling).
BK: So how long did you guys date
before getting married?
FB: Let’s just say things were
moving fast. Again this was 1969
and the draft was looming. We
were dating for about four months
before I signed up for the Air Force,
and right before signing we got
married. Fifty years later she still
thinks it was a good choice.
BK: I know you are retired now but
what did you do prior?
FB: I spent 43 years in banking, retiring
in 2009 from View Point Bank.
BK: Let’s talk cars. What was your first?
FB: My first car was a 1955 Ford
that I bought in 1963. I turned
it into a hot rod that I drove all
over town. I kept it, and at the
same time I bought a 1931 Chevy
that I restored back to its original
BK: Where did you get the interest
and knowledge about cars?
FB: My mom’s dad owned a car
dealership in Corsicana. He would
take me to the shop - mind you I
was only six or seven years old -
but I would hang out back there
watching them work on cars. Guess
it kind of stuck with me.
BK: I hear you are a Model A guy?
FB: Guess you could say that. My
first was a 1929 Ford Model A
coupe. I purchased it around 1968
and did a ground-up restoration.
BK: Is this the one
you still have?
FB: No, I sold
that, and in 1984
I bought a totally
Model A. We still
1930 Standard Tudor Sedan Model A
BK: Some where
along the way you
caught the sports car bug I hear?
FB: I did! In the ‘70s-‘80s I was into MGs so much I was
even the president of the local chapter back in 1987.
BK: Ok, let’s talk Porsches now. First one?
FB: That was 1989. We bought a ‘76 912E. Think they
only made about 2000 of them, and for one year only;
I paid about $7500. Our daughter was graduating
from A&M and was getting married, so we sold the
car in 1995.
BK: Was the 993 next then?
FB: No, we went without a Porsche until 2002 when we
bought a ‘79 SC, black on black with a whaletail. We
had that for about three years and sold it in 2005.
BK: So now the 993?
FB: Yes that was next; we actually had both for a couple
months. We bought the 993 in May of 2005.
BK: Why the 993?
FB: When the car came out in 1995 I was in love
with it - the lines are just perfect. And the rear deck
automatically going up and down was a sight to see.
BK: How did you find this one?
FB: I was reading Slipstream and a member had posted
it for a friend of his. We loved the color: Aventurine
Green over Marble Gray. It was a Tiptronic, which I
thought was actually kind of rare, and it had 117K
miles on it; we purchased it for $21.5K. That was really
a bargain then and unbelievable by today’s market.
BK: And I hear you drive the wheels off this car?
FB: Well, in the 14 years we have had it we have been to
four Parades and countless other events. It has been out
to California and east to North Carolina, up to Chicago
and down to New Orleans.
Well there you have it: another “what if.” Don’t miss
out on those around you - it may be the next “Ed!”
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Follow the Easter Bunny Road Rally: 2019
by Karen Horgan
photos provided by Jay Lynch and Don Sebert
This year’s Easter Rally was a milestone for the Maverick
Region PCA. This was the 5th Annual Easter Rally! As in
past years, this rally was filled with fun, a scenic route, some
very interesting photographs, and plenty of head-scratching
questions to really make you think!
through Wylie and Sachse on the way back to Ten50 BBQ.
Participants were treated to some picturesque scenery and
fun country roads along the way. Navigators and drivers
were challenged to match photographs of interesting roadside
attractions and to answer questions by finding hints along the
route. It made for a very fun, enjoyable, and entertaining ride.
Back at Ten50 BBQ, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch
and awards presentation. The award winners were:
1st Place Mic Young & Larry Pietonel
2nd Place Yasha & Kendra Avshaluma
3rd Place Todd & Diane Coon
Dead Last But Finished Yoo Joo Hwang
The Easter Rally was organized by the awesome
Rallymeisters, Don Sebert and George Luxbacher. The
rally committee included Jeff Sebert, Ed Martelle, Jay
Lynch, and Warren and Karen Horgan. Thanks to
everyone for pitching in and making this such a
The Easter Bunny held up his end of the bargain and
provided absolutely beautiful weather for the rally. The
morning started out cool and sunny but soon warmed up
to be the perfect spring day in Texas. Lots of sunshine, blue
skies, and plenty of Porsches! We had about 19 Porsches and
50 people participating.
We began and ended the rally at Ten50 BBQ, located at
1050 N. Central Expressway in Richardson. A big thank you
goes to William Weisiger, Managing Partner and Pitmaster
at Ten50 BBQ. William arranged to host our group at the
restaurant and provided plenty of parking before and after the
event. Best of all, after the rally, we enjoyed a mouthwatering
meal of the most delicious BBQ. If you live in the Richardson-
North Dallas area (or if you happen to be in that area), stop
by Ten50 BBQ and check out the scrumptious menu! William
is also member of the Maverick Region, and drives a beautiful
2016 Boxster 981 Black Edition, so look for him at club
events and be sure to say hello.
Rally participants left the parking lot of Ten50 BBQ and
headed toward Murphy to begin the 82-mile route. The
drive took us past the famous Southfork Ranch and made a
loop around beautiful Lake Lavon, and then drivers headed
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ABCDE Car Day: 2019
by Pat Carmichael
Oh what a beautiful day! The All British and European
Car Day and the 25 Porsches in attendance were all
benefactors. For several of us, it all started with a quick
meetup at Hypnotic Donuts for broad and varied breakfast
treats and then a short drive to the lakeside position we
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PCA Porsche was well represented too, from the early
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Skittles … HA! I have heard that before, but if was funny
coming from such a squirty little person! The fan voting
for the favorites picked some favorite Porsche models:
1. Bill McBride: 1965 356C
2. William Kruder: 1964 356C
3. Rob Wallace: 1973 914S
It was a well-attended event, as it always is, but it
doesn’t hurt to be at a great venue. White Rock Lake
is certainly one of Dallas’ best locales for family
activities. All of this leads to a big thanks to the ABCDE
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the PCA members who participated.
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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor
by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor
I’ve literally just returned from the garage after watching
a “fun repair job” spiral out of control into something less
fun. Nothing horrible happened; I didn’t make any stupid
mistakes, other than start a job on an old Porsche with
expectations that the project would remain as it started in
my head. You see friends, I’ve run headlong into something
that many of you (okay most of you) already know: the
phenomenon known as “while you are in there.” I didn’t
roll off the turnip truck yesterday. I was very familiar with
how it could happen; it just wouldn’t happen to me -- at
least not all in one evening.
I’m as guilty as the next guy (or gal). You start a project,
and then before you know it, there are parts coming from
every corner of the earth that have been more or less blessed
with spousal approval. (I like to take a blanket approach:
“I’m going to be replacing some things in the suspension,”
but there’s fine print. I mean, there is always fine print. Caveat
emptor, right? I never said it what that would entail. It’s not
my fault that “some things” wind up being most things since
it’s going to be apart anyway.) But that’s the long game; you’ve
got to plan and then find the great parts and pieces.
This was a different thing. This was a straightforward rear
shock replacement. It doesn’t get any easier, it’s literally four
bolts. How could that go wrong? Well take a seat and I’ll tell
you. You see, in order to get to those four bolts, you need to
remove the rear tires. Look at that! There are brakes under
there. I did cook the pads at that DE, so that would mean pads
and probably rotors, and I might as well replace those 35-yearold
lines. And you can’t just do the rear -- they don’t do any
work anyway. I wonder if I could get bigger calipers under here.
It doesn’t stop there, it gets worse. When I regained focus
on the task at hand, the shop light flashes the transmission.
Is that a leak? Seriously? Well, I was always planning on
changing the shift linkage and oh boy, here I go again.
Four separate instances of this. For something as simple
as replacing shocks. It’s a good thing I derive some pleasure
from doing this on my own, because if I were trying to save
money by DIY, dear Lord save me. I’d be better off leasing a
skateboard. But I love this, right? Yeah, I do kind of love it.
Stay tuned: I’m replacing spark plugs next weekend. How
could that possibly go awry? Enjoy the drive. Unless your car
is still in pieces like mine.
Porsche Specialists - Experienced Enthusiasts
Dealer-Like Service at Independent Prices
Excellent Service Maintenance & Repair Sales
•All Porsches’ Serviced
•Fast Turnaround Times
•Same Day Service In Some
•Serving DFW Area For Over
•Family Founded, Owned &
•100+ Years of Porsche Tech Experience
•11,000 sq. ft. State-Of-The-Art Facility
Equipped with the latest Diagnostic
•Comfortable Waiting Area with
Free WiFi & Coffee Bar
•Same Services and Capabilities as the
•Consignment Sales performed
on a case-by-case basis
1975 Archer Ave • Lewisville • TX 75077 • 972•317•4005
Hiram Saunders, Slipstream
Southlake, TX 76092
Paid at Fort Worth, TX