Slipstream - June 2019

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JUNE <strong>2019</strong>

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VOLUME 58<br />

ISSUE 6<br />

JUNE <strong>2019</strong><br />


See, they don’t melt! Mavs (actually their cars) on a rainy day.<br />

Photo by Bill Kruder<br />


6 | Mavs & Mochas Recap: April<br />

8 | A Maverick Goes to Hawaii<br />

12 | Driver’s Education Series: April at MSR<br />

15 | Autocross Series Event 3: Lone Star Park<br />

16 | The Pursuit of Happiness: Part 2<br />

19 | Maverick Marktpreis: 914<br />

20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: Frank Briggs<br />

26 | Follow the Easter Bunny Road Rally: <strong>2019</strong><br />

30 | ABCDE Car Day: <strong>2019</strong><br />


22 | Revolver Tour<br />

22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo<br />

23 | Maverick Lunch Series<br />

23 | Mavs&Mochas<br />

28 | Board Meeting<br />


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

2 | Maverick of the Month<br />

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

4 | Zone 5 Presidents<br />

11 | New Mavericks<br />

11 | Member Moments<br />

14 | Porsche Trivia<br />

34 | Advertiser Index<br />

34 | Anniversaries<br />

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


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

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

<strong>June</strong><br />

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

Austin Schnell Fest: COTA......................................................... (Sat) 7-9<br />

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

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

Maverick Happy Hour...............................................................(Thu) 20<br />

Mavs & Mochas: Stonebriar Community Church....................... (Sat) 22<br />

Revolver Brewery Tour .............................................................. (Sat) 22<br />

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

Tech Session: Fifth Gear............................................................ (Sat) 29<br />

July<br />

Lewisville area lunch................................................................... (Tue) 9<br />

Mavs & Mochas: Novel Coffee Roasters .................................... (Sat) 13<br />

Frisco Rough Riders Porsche Night ........................................... (Sat) 13<br />

Maverick Happy Hour...............................................................(Thu) 18<br />

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 20<br />

Autocross #6............................................................................. (Sun) 21<br />

64th Porsche Parade...........................................................(Sun) 21-27<br />

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 25<br />

Tech Session: Park Place Porsche .............................................. (Sat) 30<br />

On the Cover<br />

914’s everywhere you look. This collage was<br />

put together by one of our resident shooters<br />

especially for the occasion.<br />

Photo by Paul Moseley<br />

<strong>Slipstream</strong> (USPS 666-650) is published monthly by the Maverick Region, Porsche Club of America, 155 Jellico<br />

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artist and <strong>Slipstream</strong> are credited. <strong>Slipstream</strong> is printed by Ussery Printing Company in Irving, Texas.<br />


SPROCKETS: Hit the road!<br />

by David Robertson, Region President<br />

Summer has arrived and hopefully the wet weather<br />

we have experienced all the way back to September is<br />

subsiding. There have not been many weekends this<br />

past winter and spring where a good drive through the<br />

twisty backroads has been an optimal experience. Now<br />

that we are past all of that, it is time to hit the road!<br />

This is perfect weather for the convertible tops down or<br />

sunroofs open. If you have neither, then roll down the<br />

windows and enjoy the roar!<br />

There are plenty of opportunities to get out with<br />

other Maverick members and enjoy a drive or just hang<br />

out and look at other Porsches.<br />

The Maverick Region PCA is about much<br />

more than just owning a Porsche. It’s<br />

really many things, including sharing<br />

knowledge about our cars, including<br />

servicing and ownership tips. Most of<br />

all, it’s about the people we meet and<br />

lifelong friendships we make.<br />

At just about every event I attend I meet someone who<br />

has been a member of the club for years but attending<br />

for the first time. Maybe they typically attend a DE but<br />

haven’t been to a tour, or they usually attend Mavs &<br />

Mochas and haven’t been to an autocross. Perhaps they<br />

have never attended one of our fantastic events. In any<br />

case the comment is always “Wow, why haven’t I done<br />

this before? I am having a great time!”<br />

Myra Sutton, a dear member of the club since the<br />

1970s, passed away recently. I met Myra at one of the<br />

first events I ever attended and she made me feel very<br />

welcome, telling me about the club and introducing me<br />

to other people. I knew I had found the right spot with<br />

the Maverick Region. She was living on borrowed time<br />

the last few years, but I never saw her enthusiasm waiver<br />

for the people in the Maverick Region, or for travelling<br />

across the country to PCA Parade with husband Jerry,<br />

or for fierce competitiveness on the autocross course.<br />

Myra’s spirit has been an inspiration to me. It’s not just<br />

the cars, it’s the people!<br />


Peter Wen<br />

Peter Wen joined PCA and the Maverick Region in December 2015 shortly after he<br />

purchased his 2014 Cayman. By the next fall, he was actively involved in many Region<br />

events and participated in his first DE. That set the Porsche hook deep; so deep in fact<br />

that by January of 2017, Peter had sold his Cayman and purchased a beautiful 2011<br />

Turbo S Cabriolet. It was a PTS (paint to sample) car inside and out, featuring Polar<br />

Silver over a Lipstick Red leather interior all the way down to the leather-wrapped air<br />

vents. It affectionately became known as “One-of-Wen.” You will find Peter pitching in<br />

wherever a need arises, many times directing parking at Mavs & Mochas, even in the<br />

rain that we have had in the past months. He has also started a new feature in <strong>Slipstream</strong>,<br />

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<strong>2019</strong> Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs<br />

President<br />

David Robertson<br />

617-797-0516<br />

president@mavpca.org<br />

Vice President<br />

Jim Falgout<br />

vp@mavpca.org<br />

Secretary<br />

Carey Spreen<br />

817-422-3480<br />

secretary@mavpca.org<br />

Treasurer<br />

Deborah Fike<br />

972-672-4282<br />

treasurer@mavpca.org<br />

Autocross Chair<br />

Mark Schnoerr<br />

ax@mavpca.org<br />

Charity Chair<br />

Chris Hamilton<br />

hope@mavpca.org<br />

Club Race Co-Chair<br />

Pat Heptig<br />

214-649-7907<br />

cr@mavpca.org<br />

Club Race Co-Chair<br />

Joel Nannis<br />

cr@mavpca.org<br />

Coffee Meets Co-Chair<br />

Derrick Tate<br />

972-748-1178<br />

coffeemeets@mavpca.org<br />

Concours Chair<br />

Mike Mahoney<br />

801-230-1482<br />

concours@mavpca.org<br />

DE Chair<br />

Renee Hayden<br />

de@mavpca.org<br />

DE Registrar<br />

Jason Brodigan<br />

deregistrar@mavpca.org<br />

DE Chief Driving Coach<br />

Craig Janssen<br />

cdi@mavpca.org<br />

DE Medical Chair<br />

Dr. Jeffery Komenda<br />

demedical@mavpca.org<br />

Goodie Store<br />

Chris Flaugh<br />

214-288-5300<br />

goodiestore@mavpca.org<br />

Region Historian<br />

Carey Spreen<br />

817-422-3480<br />

historian@mavpca.org<br />

Marketing, Social<br />

Media Chair<br />

Bill Orr<br />

marketing@mavpca.org<br />

Membership Chair<br />

Jim Hirsch<br />

972-740-7377<br />

membership@mavpca.org<br />

Monthly Social Chair<br />

Claudia Reynolds<br />

hh@mavpca.org<br />

PCA Tours Co-Chair<br />

Sam Bryant<br />

tours@mavpca.org<br />

PCA Tours Co-Chair<br />

Brant Worrell<br />

tours@mavpca.org<br />

Rally Co-Chair<br />

Don Sebert<br />

214-613-6900<br />

rally@mavpca.org<br />

Rally Co-Chair<br />

George Luxbacher<br />

rally@mavpca.org<br />

Registrar, Club Race<br />

Wendy Shoffit<br />

crreg@mavpca.org<br />

Safety Co-Chair<br />

Bob Kramer<br />

safety@mavpca.org<br />

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

Coffee Meets<br />

Bill Kruder<br />

214-497-0711<br />

ads@mavpca.org<br />

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

Carey Spreen<br />

817-422-3480<br />

editor@mavpca.org<br />

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

Kurt Scaggs<br />

469-446-1690<br />

editor@mavpca.org<br />

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

David Tierney<br />

eventads@mavpca.org<br />

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

Andy Mears<br />

214-394-5857<br />

mailing@mavpca.org<br />

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

Fran Ussery<br />

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

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

printing@mavpca.org<br />

Social Chair<br />

Debi Kruder<br />

social@mavpca.org<br />

Tech Sessions Chair<br />

Michael Baynton<br />

214-641-2848<br />

techsessions@mavpca.org<br />

Time Trial Chair,<br />

(AX/TT Rules)<br />

Travis Howard<br />

214-616-6152<br />

tt@mavpca.org<br />

TT Registrar, AX/TT<br />

Schools, Swap Meets<br />

Robyn Howard<br />

214-991-0873<br />

drivingschools@mavpca.org<br />

Trivia Chair<br />

Jerry DeFeo<br />

972-240-5800<br />

trivia@mavpca.org<br />

Volunteers Chair<br />

Landon Stogner<br />

214-233-6858<br />

volunteers@mavpca.org<br />

Web Site Chair<br />

James Shoffit<br />

972-786-6246<br />

webmaster@mavpca.org<br />

ARK-LA-TEX<br />

Ken Chandler<br />

bad968@bellsouth.net,<br />

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


Tuffy von Briesen<br />

president@hcrpca.org<br />


Scott Spradley<br />

swsprad@bellsouth.net<br />


Eric Costello<br />

ecostellodo@gmail.com<br />

Link to<br />

Board<br />

Meeting<br />

minutes:<br />


Jason Tollison<br />

presidentcmr@gmail.com<br />


Bryan Kerrick<br />

bksailspadre@sbcglobal.net<br />


Steve Bukoski<br />

president@lsrpca.com<br />


Mikel Matthews<br />

Mikel.matthews@gmail.com<br />


David Robertson<br />

president@mavpca.org<br />

OZARK<br />

Jim Woolly<br />

jim.carol_NOSPAM@sbcglobal.net<br />


Stan Labat<br />

labat@cox.net<br />


Leonard Zechiedrich<br />

whiteriverregionpca@gmail.com<br />

ZONE 5 REP<br />

Chuck Bush<br />

(703) 577-0562<br />

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April Mavs & Mochas Recap<br />

by Bill Kruder, Mavs & Mochas Chair<br />

photos provided by Paul Moseley<br />

I believe the saying is “April showers bring May<br />

flowers.” We certainly have had the showers. Due<br />

to all the rain we had to postpone April’s Mavs &<br />

Mochas from its original date (4/13) and scramble<br />

to get it rescheduled for 4/27. Needless to say, the<br />

weather cooperated and we had nearly 130 cars in<br />

attendance, including 16 914s.<br />

You may or may not know, but the 914, once<br />

considered an eyesore but now an icon,<br />

is celebrating 50 years since production<br />

started in 1969. That being said, I think the<br />

words of a few owners and pictures of the<br />

morning tell it all.<br />

“I married into a family of car enthusiasts who<br />

quickly got me interested in Porsches. I started looking<br />

on and off at 914s because I loved its vintage look and<br />

the vibrant colors, but wasn’t sure it was right for me.<br />

As soon as I took mine for a test drive, I was hooked<br />

and haven’t looked back!” - Katie Scheetz, 1973 owner<br />

“My Olympic blue 914 is a perfect blend of eyecatching<br />

classic style, performance, and handling.<br />

Keep the top off and enjoy the ride. Plus it is my wife’s<br />

favorite car!” – Alan Lage, 1974 owner<br />

“My wife’s 914 was designed to be TONS of fun - it<br />

was intentionally built by Porsche to be a street legal<br />

Go-Kart! Just sitting in the car makes us smile every<br />

single time; driving it makes us happy every single time.<br />

Plus the two trunks make it great to take to the grocery<br />

store.”- Clay Perrine<br />

Many thanks go to Park Place Porsche Dallas for<br />

their continued sponsorship of Mavs & Mochas, and a<br />

huge thank you to Al and his team at Zims Autotechnik<br />

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A Maverick goes to Hawaii<br />

by Michael Durovick<br />

photo provided by Michael Durovick<br />

My wife and I recently returned<br />

from our vacation to Hawaii. While<br />

there, I was hoping to photograph a<br />

Porsche or two in the natural beauty<br />

of the islands. So I contacted the<br />

President of the Big Island Hawaii<br />

Region, Gunner Mench, who is the<br />

owner/operator of the art gallery<br />

Harbor Gallery in Waimea. We met<br />

him at his gallery and were chatting<br />

for some time when he told me he<br />

couldn’t leave the gallery to take<br />

the car for a shoot.<br />

I was a little disappointed,<br />

thinking I wasn’t going to be able<br />

to take any photos. But to my great<br />

surprise, he handed me the keys<br />

to his fuel-injected 1980 SC Targa<br />

and said to take it up the coast and<br />

find a nice spot to shoot it. What!?!<br />

Who hands the keys to a classic<br />

Porsche to a complete stranger? He<br />

said he had seen my photography<br />

and liked my work and wanted to<br />

see what I could do. For him to<br />

say he likes my photos was a huge<br />

thrill -- especially an art gallery<br />

owner, with his father having<br />

been a professional photographer<br />

in Germany. His father had done<br />

professional advertising photos for<br />

the Porsche 356 back in the day<br />

and even had a Porsche delivered to<br />

him by Ferry Porsche himself!<br />

So I heeded his request to keep<br />

it under 100 mph (never went over<br />

65) and got some good shots. What<br />

a dream come true -- driving an aircooled<br />

Targa (top off) in Hawaii.<br />

And what a nice guy Gunner is.<br />

Thanks Gunner.<br />

I had contacted the President<br />

of the Oahu PCA, Ellen Liddle,<br />

who graciously had put together<br />

an impromptu Porsche drive for<br />

Wanda and me to participate in<br />

when we traveled over to Oahu later<br />

in our trip. We were picked up by<br />

Rob and his son in their Panamera<br />

GTS at our Waikiki beach hotel and<br />

went to meet up with the rest of the<br />

group at a local coffee shop.<br />

From there, the group of five<br />

Porsches took a spirited drive<br />

through the southeast portions of<br />

the island, stopping along the way<br />

to grab some shots of the cars.<br />

This included the Lanai Lookout,<br />

Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach,<br />

and Makupu’u Lookout. My wife<br />

enjoyed the view from Ellen’s 911,<br />

while I took shotgun in Ken’s new<br />

white 911 turbo cabriolet. This<br />

road, Kalaniana’ole Highway, is<br />

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perfect for a spirited Porsche drive. The twisty curves<br />

and blind corners make for both an exhilarating drive<br />

and fantastic aural experience. The echoes of the<br />

throaty exhausts of five Porsches tearing down this<br />

road was quite the experience, made even better with<br />

the top down on Ken’s Turbo.<br />

Our final destination was the beach at Bellows Air<br />

Force station on the east side of Oahu for sunset shots.<br />

The pavement on the road to this beach went right up<br />

to the water, making for some good photos. As several<br />

members of the group have military affiliations, we<br />

were all able to get on base. Afterwards we headed to<br />

Maui Brewing Company for some dinner and lively<br />

discussions. We were so amazed how quickly we all got<br />

along and agreed that the Porsche Club motto is true:<br />

it’s not just the cars, it’s the people!<br />

Left to right from back row: Rob Nelson, Ivan Serrano, Ken Kwock, Michael Durovick, Ellen<br />

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Welcome Our New Mavericks!<br />

by Jim Hirsch, Region Membership Chair<br />

New Members April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Douglas Aaron Allen 2015 Macan Turbo<br />

Andy Allen Southlake 2013 911 Carrera S<br />

Rick Bridwell Frisco 2015 911 Carrera S<br />

Julie Chickering Dallas 2002 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet<br />

Michael Clapperton Dallas 2011 Cayman<br />

J. Clark Garland 2006 911 Carrera S<br />

Scott Colling (Christine) Dallas 2015 911 Turbo<br />

Frank Conforti Sachse 2006 Cayenne S<br />

Archie Crow Arlington 2018 Macan GTS<br />

John Curanovic Rockwall 2017 911 Carrera S Cabriolet<br />

Kuri De Luna (Carmen Anne) Grand Prairie 2008 911 Carrera 4S<br />

Otha Doyelene Harris Arlington 2016 Panamera Edition<br />

Ramon Espaillat Fort Worth 1984 911 Carrera Targa<br />

Simon Figg Dallas 2017 911 Carrera 4S<br />

Scott Gassel Dallas 2016 911 Carrera S<br />

Stephen Gault Dallas 2001 Boxster S<br />

Chad Golseth (Maria) Colleyville 2007 911 Carrera 4S<br />

Nicholas Gutierrez Dallas 2018 911 GT3<br />

Dan Harrison Denton 2016 Boxster<br />

Byron Jones Dallas 2011 911 GT3 RS<br />

Bill Lines Coppell 2001 911 Carrera<br />

Justin Pohl Longview 2018 911 GT3<br />

Richard Posey Allen 2003 911 Carrera 4S<br />

Jonathan Raspaud Flower Mound 2014 Boxster S<br />

Kari Rich Irving 2013 911 Turbo S<br />

Erick Richards (Lisa) Richardson 2011 Boxster S<br />

Bill Russell (Linda) Plano 2018 911 Carrera<br />

Matt Saxton Dallas <strong>2019</strong> 911 GT3<br />

Christoph Schittko Dallas 2017 911 Carrera<br />

Douglas Shock Plano 2018 Macan<br />

Christopher Sickler Dallas 2002 Boxster<br />

Craig Sinasac Dallas 2016 Race Car<br />

Dorian Yates Dallas 2013 Boxster S<br />

Transfers In<br />

Thomas Atlas (CHO) Dallas 1988 911 Turbo<br />

Aaron Hardy (HCT) The Colony 2013 Panamera<br />

Wayne Parks (SOI) Granbury 2008 911 Turbo<br />

Douglas Shock (CMR) Plano 2018 Macan<br />

Markham Teguns (LST) Dallas 2013 911 Carrera S<br />

Hakan Yorganci (NNJ)<br />

2015 911 Turbo Cabriolet<br />

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

If you have any changes that<br />

you would like to make to the<br />

MRPCA membership guide, contact Jim<br />

Hirsch at membership@mavpca.org<br />

Member Moment<br />

Claudia Reynolds<br />

(joined 1/<strong>2019</strong>)<br />

Occupation<br />

Environmental Health and<br />

Safety Consultant<br />

Primary reason for joining PCA<br />

Originally it was to participate at track<br />

events, but everyone has been so welcoming<br />

that I have decided to become a little<br />

more involved and am going to volunteer<br />

for a committee chair.<br />

Current Porsche(s)<br />

2014 Boxster S<br />

Favorite Porsche<br />

Just about any Singer 911<br />

Best thing about Porsche ownership<br />

The feeling I get when I’m behind the<br />

wheel. It’s incredible!<br />

Hobby interests<br />

I drive my car fast, shoot my guns, play my<br />

pool, and go to my hockey games.<br />

Member Moment<br />

Roberto Anderson<br />

(joined 10/2007)<br />

Occupation<br />

Strategic Account Manager<br />

- Healthcare<br />

First Porsche<br />

2004 Boxster S limited edition, first one I<br />

rode in was my brothers 1967 912.<br />

Current Porsche(s)<br />

2004 Boxster S limited edition and 1963<br />

356 S<br />

Favorite Porsche<br />

My 356, would like a 50th anniversary 911<br />

edition or a GT4.<br />

Favorite Maverick or PCA event<br />

All the social activities and the driving<br />

tours.<br />

Best thing about owning a Porsche<br />

Getting a chance to learn all about the<br />

Porsche models and their owners.<br />

Maverick Membership Statistics as of May 1<br />

Primary Members: 2026 Affiliate Members: 983 Total Membership: 3009<br />


Drivers’ Education Series: April at MSR<br />

by Renee Hayden, Region DE Chair<br />

photos provided by author<br />

We were back to the track at MotorSport Ranch in<br />

Cresson for our April 27 and 28 “Spring Fling” High<br />

Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) event. With record<br />

attendance and beautiful dry weather, we had another very<br />

successful weekend. Thank you to all who participated in<br />

the event, to those who participated in the charity parade<br />

laps benefitting Patriot PAWS, and a special welcome and<br />

thank you to a new DE sponsor, RAC Performance.<br />

After the driving ended on Saturday we gathered at the<br />

Drive Exotic building at MotorSport Ranch for a social<br />

hour of drinks and snacks. This particular social hour, we<br />

honored and thanked John Sandusky for his leadership<br />

and selfless dedication to the HPDE team for 20 years.<br />

John continues within the HPDE leadership team as our<br />

Coach Training Team Leader. John trains our advanced<br />

drivers as they continue their journey within the HPDE<br />

program to become future coaches.<br />

Our next HPDE opportunity will be at Circuit<br />

of the Americas (COTA) in Austin on <strong>June</strong><br />

7 through 9. The HPDE name is the Austin<br />

Schnell Fest and the event is presented by the<br />

Hill Country, Lone Star, and Maverick Regions<br />

of PCA, and the Houston Chapter of BMW-CCA.<br />

Registration is open now and will remain open until<br />

May 31 at noon CDT, so register as soon as possible to<br />

make sure you get into the event. For more information,<br />

go to http://austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/.<br />

After the <strong>June</strong> Austin Schnell Fest, we will take a break<br />

for summer and be back in mid-September to run at the<br />

newly configured Eagles Canyon Raceway. Please don’t<br />

miss an opportunity to run at COTA in <strong>June</strong> or Eagles<br />

Canyon in September. Both are spectacular but very<br />

different tracks. As always, you can find out more about<br />

HPDEs and our event schedule at http://mav.pca.org/<br />

Events/DE/. See you in the corners soon!<br />

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

Jerry DeFeo<br />

sponsored by Zims Autotechnik<br />

You can test your<br />

knowledge (or Google search<br />

ability) of all things Porsche<br />

by participating in the<br />

monthly trivia contest posted<br />

online at http://mav.pca.org/<br />

trivia. Answers are due by the<br />

last day of each month.<br />

The winner of the trivia<br />

contest receives a $25 gift<br />

certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case of ties, a random<br />

drawing determines the winner.<br />

Here are the questions and answers for the April <strong>2019</strong> Trivia. We went with<br />

a Trivia that brings Q&A this month dealing with all kinds of items about<br />

Porsches and other automotive items. The winner this month, getting ALL 5<br />

of 5 correct, was Tom Martin. Honorable Mention goes to Michelle Cook,<br />

getting 4 of 5 correct.<br />

1. A woman, ________ , won Olympic Gold Medals in shotput and<br />

discus throwing before turning to auto racing. She was so intent<br />

on winning that she opted for a double<br />

mastectomy because she said it was easier for<br />

her to fit into the race cars of the era. She was<br />

good enough to win the Bol d’Or 24 Hour<br />

Race in a 750cc Cycle Car.<br />

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

a. Aloisia Johanna Kaes Porsche b. Dorothea Reitz Porsche<br />

c. Violette Morris d. Bertha Benz<br />

Source: Hemmings Daily, March 10, <strong>2019</strong>; Women Who Influenced Automotive History<br />

2. After WWII, Harley Earl of GM felt his design team was war-weary,<br />

so he assembled an ALL female team that, from 1953 to 1958, was<br />

affectionately called ________ . a. Designing Damsels b. Ladies &<br />

Lacers c. Damsels in Design d. Harley’s Harem<br />

Source: Hemmings Daily, March 10, <strong>2019</strong>; Women Who Influenced Automotive History<br />

3. Which racing Porsche in the ‘50s and ‘60s did many think would<br />

possibly be the future for Porsche street cars; but alas, it was not to be?<br />

a. 550 Spyder b. 904 Carrera GTS c. 906 Carrera GT d. 911RS<br />

Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, pg 3<br />

4. From time to time Porsche 944s need to have the clutch slave cylinder<br />

replaced due to fluid leakage. When doing so the car must be ________<br />

when you bleed the slave. a. with wheels compressed in a normal driving<br />

height b. perfectly level c. with the front end at least 12” higher than<br />

the rear d. with the rear end at least 12” higher than the front<br />

Source: Porsche Panorama, Dec 2018, pg 126<br />

5. Porsche owners have been known to exceed the posted speed limits.<br />

Recently this happened in the Texas Panhandle. Not only does the<br />

driver hold the 2018 Texas record for MPH OVER the posted speed<br />

limit, but he was driving a Porsche 911 too. While most tickets over<br />

120 mph are written for 122 to 129 mph, he was in a 75 mph West<br />

Texas zone doing ________ mph!!! a. 155 b. 166 c. 177 d. 188<br />

Source: https://tinyurl.com/y5jmmvxe<br />

14 <strong>June</strong>

Mav Autocross Series Event 3: Lone Star Park<br />

by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair<br />

photos by Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images<br />

Event 3 was our first<br />

time back this year at<br />

the Lone Star Park site<br />

in Grand Prairie, TX.<br />

The rolling hills of this<br />

huge parking lot give the<br />

course designers a lot of<br />

room to be creative in<br />

course design.<br />

Ten of the 93 cars at<br />

this event were Porsches.<br />

Class P1, the early 914<br />

and 911 class, was<br />

dominated by Ed Mayo<br />

all day in his beautiful<br />

silver 911S. Sigrid was<br />

chasing him all day but<br />

could not get closer than<br />

a one second difference.<br />

Amir El-Baghdaddy ran Ed Mayo and Elvira, his 1972 911S<br />

uncontested in class P2<br />

with his 944 S2 Cabriolet. Mas Watanabe had some<br />

challenge in class P3 from William Mayo and Carolle<br />

Liu but took the win. Doug Edney won in class P4 with<br />

his 996, and in P5, Owen Coulman turned first quick<br />

Porsche time with his red 996 GT3 over Dawn Marie<br />

Grey in her yellow GT4.<br />

Performance Index adjusted, Ed Mayo was first<br />

quick in his early 911S over Owen’s GT3 by just 0.075<br />

seconds, and third was Sigrid in her 914. Sigrid was also<br />

fourth quick in the ladies’ overall Performance Index.<br />

You can find the season schedule on the page to the<br />

left. Our next event will be Challenge Cup #6 on Sunday<br />

July 21st at Lone Star Park in Grand Prarie, TX followed<br />

up by Cup #7 and #8 at the same locations. Contact<br />

Mark Schnoerr for details or go to the ER website at<br />

autocross.com.<br />

P1 - 'PCA 1'<br />

Fastest Run Difference<br />

Total Entries: 3<br />

1T P1 5 Edward Mayo Silver 911S 67.388 -<br />

2 P1 914 Sigrid schnoerr Lime Green 914 68.379 0.991<br />

3 P1 9 Julia Underwood Silver 911S 83.064 14.685<br />

P2 - 'PCA 2'<br />

Fastest Run Difference<br />

Total Entries: 1<br />

1T P2 7 Amir El-Baghdady Maroon 944 S2 48.818 -<br />

P3 - 'PCA 3'<br />

Fastest Run Difference<br />

Total Entries: 3<br />

1T P3 7 Mas Watanabe Red Boxster-S 68.72 -<br />

2 P3 168 William Mayo Blue Boxster 70.758 2.038<br />

3 P3 168 Carolle Liu White Boxster 987 77.832 7.074<br />

P4 - 'PCA 4'<br />

Fastest Run Difference<br />

Total Entries: 1<br />

1T P4 7 Douglas Edney Black 996 71.396 -<br />

P5 - 'PCA 5'<br />

Fastest Run Difference<br />

Total Entries: 2<br />

1T P5 428 Owen Coulman Guards Red Porsche 911 GT3 66.494 -<br />

2 P5 98 Dawn Marie Gray Racing Yellow GT4 77.09 10.596<br />

15<br />


The Pursuit of Happiness: Part 2<br />

by Jeff Mindrup<br />

N.B.: I later spoke with the third owner about his time with<br />

the car, and he told me, without a hint of sarcasm, that he<br />

never got comfortable with it because the color drew way too<br />

much attention. He now drives an ultraviolet purple GT3.<br />

The rest of the drive to Salt Lake City was unremarkable.<br />

Upon arriving later than originally planned, my gracious<br />

AirBNB host allowed me to use their garage for the night.<br />

Safe and sound, Happiness and I slept like babies that first<br />

night together.<br />

At 8:00 am I was out the door. Once again, a quick stop for<br />

gas was extended by 10 minutes to answer questions and talk<br />

about the car. Leaving the station, the GPS initially had me<br />

going south on I-15 and then at some later southerly point<br />

heading east. Seeing the much later ETA, I made a U-turn and<br />

headed back to Spanish Fork, which had a more direct route.<br />

Within an hour, I would be wishing I hadn’t “out-thunk” the<br />

wisdom of my GPS.<br />

“Here’s your sign,” the<br />

blue-collar joke begins. My<br />

signs came clear and at regular<br />

intervals as I traveled east on<br />

Highway 6 from Spanish<br />

Fork towards Soldier Summit,<br />

Utah. Every couple-hundredfoot<br />

increase in elevation, the<br />

temperature dropped a degree<br />

and the snow came down a<br />

little stronger. Although the<br />

skies had already warned<br />

me, the first sign appeared:<br />

“Starvation Road.” Wild thoughts spun in my head -- would<br />

I be one of those found in the snow melt next summer? Cell<br />

service was nonexistent. Another sign, a highway electronic<br />

warning sign: “Chains Required when Flashing.” Not<br />

flashing at the time, but I wondered if the light was burned<br />

out or just about to flipped on.<br />

I kept going. That’s the spirit of any adventure, come hell<br />

or high water; anything but high center. Sure, she has AWD,<br />

but with only a few inches of ground clearance and P-Zeros,<br />

I knew Happiness wasn’t ready for my level of persistence.<br />

All was well as long as I stayed in my lane. (Another of life’s<br />

often repeated and more often ignored lessons.)<br />

Eventually, I caught up to a VW Beetle that was tooling<br />

along at 30 when 40-45 seemed quite doable to me. After a<br />

few miles at this slower speed, the “schedule” forced me to<br />

the left and into the deeper snow of the road less traveled.<br />

(Remember the guy who, less than 24 hours ago, was<br />

feeling like his life was perfectly aligned? That confidence<br />

and Happiness were about to do a 180.)<br />

Instantly, a flood of equal parts regret, panic, and<br />

adrenaline rushed into my bloodstream. Happiness pivoted<br />

“Here’s your sign,” the blue-collar joke begins.<br />

My signs came clear and at regular intervals<br />

as I traveled east on Highway 6 from Spanish<br />

Fork towards Soldier Summit, Utah. Every<br />

couple-hundred-foot increase in elevation, the<br />

temperature dropped a degree and the snow<br />

came down a little stronger. Although the skies<br />

had already warned me, the first sign appeared:<br />

“Starvation Road.”<br />

photos provided by author<br />

on her center axis; the front end broke loose first, followed<br />

by the back end, a lesser movement with the front again, and<br />

then the back again. I held my line and tried to be gentler but<br />

it happened each time I tried to accelerate.<br />

It’s not her fault. It’s me, it’s the tire choice, and I am in<br />

that reality when time slows down, when persistence becomes<br />

stubbornness and then stands at the edge of the cliff where<br />

stubbornness becomes stupidity. My mind spins random<br />

thoughts of tomorrow’s headline on Rennlist: “Idiot Fifth<br />

Owner Smashes Rare Mexico Blue Porsche in Utah Mountains.”<br />

Thankfully though, there was a kinship, a brotherhood of<br />

sorts, from my rear-engine cousin. Having seen Happiness<br />

almost go off the road three times, the VW went full<br />

Fahrvergnügen by slowing down instead of making me pass.<br />

What a gift. I moved over to the right, took the road more<br />

travelled by, and that has made all the difference.<br />

Luck came in spades that day, as it sometimes needs to,<br />

in order to ensure potential<br />

Darwin Award winners one<br />

more sunrise. As a result of the<br />

ten inches of snow predicted<br />

and later realized that day, it<br />

turns out the Beetle was the<br />

only vehicle I encountered<br />

on the pass going in either<br />

direction. With no one directly<br />

in front or behind me, I could<br />

focus on doing exactly what<br />

Happiness and I were capable<br />

of and no more.<br />

Soldier Summit, Utah, the ghost town and the pass, lay<br />

at 7,477 feet. Thankfully things got easier from here on<br />

down. I was traveling faster than the snow storm, and the<br />

accumulating snow was less and less with each mountain<br />

village passed. As we descended the eastern slope, the<br />

temperatures gradually picked up and the roads became<br />

gradually clearer.<br />

After about an hour of mixed conditions, we arrived on<br />

the top of a great plateau. Descending into the valley below,<br />

the temperature rose from below freezing to 48 degrees in<br />

less than a mile. We were in the clear, but the schedule had<br />

suffered. Normally one could go from Orem to Moab in a<br />

little over three hours. It took me more than five that day.<br />

If I hadn’t been there just a few years ago, I would have<br />

thrown away the schedule and gone into Arches National<br />

Park to do some sightseeing and photography of the car.<br />

Foolishly, I was still stubbornly optimistic that I could still<br />

make it home late that night or early the following morning.<br />

As a consolation, I stopped on the way out of town to take<br />

a few shots in front of a typical Moab rock formation that<br />

makes this area so unique.<br />

16 <strong>June</strong>

I hit Albuquerque during late rush hour, and as a result<br />

of some unknown setting in my GPS, ended up off the<br />

Interstate and going down San Mateo Boulevard for about<br />

four miles. Ten minutes later, I was on I-40 headed east, with<br />

an ambitious goal of Amarillo for the night.<br />

Around 9:00 pm, somewhere in eastern New Mexico, the<br />

sandman began to win that day’s battle. By wild coincidence<br />

though, the Mavericks came on the radio shortly after<br />

crossing the Texas state line with “Dance the Night Away.”<br />

The opening lyrics seeming to confirm the overall mission<br />

now that we were back in Texas, “Here comes my happiness<br />

again. Right back to where it should have been.”<br />

The song’s happy beat and irony fueled me for another 30<br />

miles, but eventually sleep and common sense prevailed. A<br />

motel in Vega, Texas would end up being home for the night.<br />

The front desk clerk, bitten by Happiness’s charm, assured<br />

me he wouldn’t book any rooms even remotely near us.<br />

The sun rose on the final portion of my journey with about<br />

400 miles to home and only one last obstacle to navigate.<br />

That’s right. Estelline, Texas.<br />

Estelline, Texas: the #1 rated speed trap city in all of<br />

the U S of A in 2012, according to the National Motorists<br />

Association. I can even proudly count myself as one of the<br />

town’s many benefactors.<br />

From the looks of it, their speeding grift is still going strong.<br />

The town’s only policeman occupied a brand new tripleblack<br />

Mustang hiding under the same rock they got me while<br />

heading west in 2010. If you have read this article this far, let<br />

this be my gift to you. When on US Highway 287, east or west,<br />

slow down way before you ever get to Estelline. Way before.<br />

The last 250 miles were eventless, and after 2,008 miles<br />

we were home again, but the journey wouldn’t be over until<br />

I picked up my 3-year-old son Anton from his Montessori. If<br />

you know anything about 3-year-old boys, their conversation is<br />

typically pretty limited. Sentences like “I want a cookie please”<br />

or “I want to watch Mickey Mouse” are as complex as they get.<br />

I parked in the usual spot and went in to get him with a<br />

renewed spirit that the 2000 mile trip was worth it. Anton<br />

came out excitedly, saw the car and yelled enthusiastically,<br />

“Whoa whoa blue Porsche!”<br />

Walking to the car he kept asking “Blue Porsche, daddy!<br />

Do you like it? Blue Porsche, daddy!” I buckled him into his<br />

rear passenger booster seat and climbed into the driver’s seat.<br />

It was a very satisfying moment. I felt on top of the world<br />

again. My son is happy. I’m happy and all seems well.<br />

Now I know this is impossible, but in that brief pause<br />

where I sat and relished that moment before starting the car,<br />

I heard him say, “I’m not going to college am I?”<br />

I know he’s neither capable of complex thought nor of<br />

precise comedic timing, but I sure heard him say it. I drove<br />

us home into our garage and looked forward to a long<br />

night of sleep.<br />

The adventure was over, and at the same time, the<br />

adventure was just beginning.<br />

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18 <strong>June</strong>

Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:<br />

Maverick Marktpreis: 914<br />

by Peter Wen<br />

Later this year the 914 will celebrate its 50-year anniversary.<br />

This rather unusual mid-engine, Targa-top, two-seat roadster<br />

was the lovechild of Volkswagen and Porsche. Two models<br />

were produced from 1970 to 1976. The base model (914/4)<br />

was equipped with a VW flat-four engine in a body built by<br />

Karmann. The sportier model (914/6) received a flat-six engine<br />

from the 911 T. Porsche sold both models in the U.S. In Europe,<br />

the 914 was badged and marketed as VW-Porsche. Really.<br />

Initially many purists thumbed their noses at the 914 because<br />

of the VW joint venture. However, the 914 proved to be a<br />

winner for Porsche. It was Motor Trend’s Import Car of the<br />

Year for 1970. The 914/4 became Porsche’s top seller, selling<br />

over 118,000 units worldwide. On the other hand, the 914/6<br />

was priced just slightly below the 911 T, selling poorly during<br />

its three-year production run. Only 3,351 914/6 units were<br />

built (of which 1,788 were sold in the US).<br />

Today the 914 is one of the most affordable vintage Porsches.<br />

Weighing just shy of 2,100 lbs., it is light and nimble. Many<br />

914s were modified for track or autocross use. They still have<br />

a loyal following among racers and track enthusiasts. As<br />

expected, the low production, 911-powered 914/6 is more<br />

desirable compared to its 914/4 sibling.<br />

$75,000<br />

$65,000<br />

$55,000<br />

$45,000<br />

$35,000<br />

$25,000<br />

$15,000<br />

$5,000<br />

Hagerty Valuation Tool:<br />

1974 914 2.0<br />

$20,000 average value<br />

$0<br />

Sep 2016 May 2017 Jan 2018 Sep 2018 Jan <strong>2019</strong><br />

Excellence’s magazine’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide offered these price<br />

ranges for the 914:<br />

914/4<br />

’70-’73 1.7L $7k-$13k<br />

’73-’74 2.0L $13k-$20k<br />

’74-’75 1.8L $9k-$15k<br />

’75-’76 2.0L $12k-$18k<br />

914/6<br />

’70-’72 2.0L $60k-$120k<br />

Fun Fact: the 914 was sold without the Porsche shield emblem<br />

on the hood from the factory. It was a popular dealer/3rd party<br />

add-on for many owners. Interestingly, an emblem was shown<br />

installed on a 914 on the cover of the 914/6 driver’s manual.<br />

1972 914/4<br />

Sold for $36,000 + $1,800 buyer fee<br />

True mileage unknown<br />

Beach Bum Aqua Metallic/ Black<br />

3.2L Flat-Six<br />

5-speed manual<br />

911 3.2L engine with Patrick Motorsport<br />

conversion kit, Billy Boat exhaust<br />

1973 914/4<br />

$11,500 + $575 buyer fee<br />

74k miles<br />

Red / Black<br />

1.7L Flat-Four<br />

5-speed manual<br />

Engine rebuilt 2011, repaint 2010<br />

1973 914/4<br />

Sold for $15,250 + $763 buyer fee<br />

True Mileage Unknown<br />

Metallic Blue / Black<br />

1.7L Flat-Four<br />

5-speed Manual<br />

15” Fuchs, owner’s manual<br />

1970 914/6<br />

Sold for $68,500 + $3,425 buyer fee<br />

79k miles<br />

Tangerine / Black<br />

2.0L Flat-Six<br />

5-speed manual<br />

Immaculate restoration, CoA,<br />

Engine rebuilt ’18, Bilstein shocks<br />

1974 914/4<br />

Sold for $10,500 + $525 buyer’s fee<br />

True mileage unknown<br />

Green / Tan<br />

2.0L Flat-Four<br />

5-speed manual<br />

35-yrs owner, stored ’02-’18,<br />

partial service records<br />

1974 914/4<br />

Sold for $9,000 + $450 buyer’s fee<br />

57k miles<br />

Ivory / Black<br />

1.8L Flat-Four<br />

5-speed manual<br />

Two-owner (original owner ’74-’13),<br />

Mahle wheels, window sticker<br />

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Coffee, Cars & Conversation<br />

by Bill Kruder<br />

photos provided by author<br />

This month’s conversation is<br />

another example of time turning an<br />

acquaintance into a shared friendship.<br />

About five or six years ago, I would<br />

see this guy at the monthly Cars &<br />

Coffee and would always say hi as I<br />

worked my way around the cars and<br />

people. Matter of fact I thought his<br />

name was Ed. Well time moved on,<br />

and fast forward to the last couple of<br />

years: “Ed” could always be counted<br />

on to show up at any of the coffee<br />

gatherings, and I would always take<br />

the time to admire his car. Then about<br />

six months ago when my wife and I<br />

decided to purchase a 993, I turned<br />

to “Ed” for advice. Let’s just say he<br />

had more information than I could<br />

have ever imagined, and he sold me<br />

on the idea of specifically buying a<br />

Tiptronic; we will save the rest of our<br />

car purchase for another day.<br />

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

of “conversations” I would like to<br />

share with you:<br />

Frank Briggs, enthusiast since 1989,<br />

Owner 1995 911 (993)<br />

Bill Kruder: So I know you are from<br />

here, right?<br />

Frank Briggs: Born and raised here.<br />

I was actually born in East Dallas -<br />

currently the site of Baylor Hospital<br />

- then moved to Duncanville. My<br />

Granddad bought 50 acres in 1949<br />

to build on for his family. When we<br />

first moved there we lived in the<br />

caretaker’s cottage; my two siblings<br />

and I actually slept on the screenedin<br />

porch. Funny, when I think back,<br />

it was pretty crazy, as my dad’s<br />

brother and sister also had three<br />

kids each, so here we all were, nine<br />

kids, living on this ranch.<br />

BK: Was there much there then?<br />

FB: Heck no! We rode horses into<br />

town (laughing). We were cowboys<br />

through and through; we were<br />

regulars at the local rodeo.<br />

BK: So you never left Duncanville?<br />

FB: Lived there for about twenty<br />

years until about 1969, when I was<br />

attending UTA. It was about this<br />

time everyone was getting drafted<br />

for the Vietnam War, so I decided to<br />

I needed to take charge of my fate<br />

and joined the Air Force.<br />

Frank and Bobbie with their 1995 993<br />

BK: What did you do? How long<br />

did you stay in?<br />

FB: They assigned me to be a<br />

Medic, like I knew anything about<br />

it (laughing), but that’s the military.<br />

Truly, as it turned out it, was the<br />

luckiest move I made. I was in for<br />

six years and never left Texas; heck,<br />

I barely left the area I was from.<br />

BK: How did you and Bobbie meet?<br />

FB: We actually met at UTA, but<br />

it was through her sister. While I<br />

was attending UTA, I was working<br />

at a bank, and I was training her<br />

sister to be a teller. Just through<br />

conversation she told me she had a<br />

sister, and I had seen Bobbie around<br />

town, so I knew who she was all<br />

right. Her sister had even given me<br />

her phone number, which I never<br />

called. Well one day on campus,<br />

Bobbie walked by and we made eye<br />

contact and she kept on walking.<br />

As she went by I told myself if she<br />

looks back towards me I’m calling<br />

her. Well sure enough she looked<br />

back . . . and I called (smiling).<br />

BK: So how long did you guys date<br />

before getting married?<br />

FB: Let’s just say things were<br />

moving fast. Again this was 1969<br />

and the draft was looming. We<br />

were dating for about four months<br />

before I signed up for the Air Force,<br />

and right before signing we got<br />

married. Fifty years later she still<br />

thinks it was a good choice.<br />

BK: I know you are retired now but<br />

what did you do prior?<br />

FB: I spent 43 years in banking, retiring<br />

in 2009 from View Point Bank.<br />

BK: Let’s talk cars. What was your first?<br />

FB: My first car was a 1955 Ford<br />

that I bought in 1963. I turned<br />

it into a hot rod that I drove all<br />

over town. I kept it, and at the<br />

same time I bought a 1931 Chevy<br />

that I restored back to its original<br />

condition.<br />

BK: Where did you get the interest<br />

and knowledge about cars?<br />

FB: My mom’s dad owned a car<br />

dealership in Corsicana. He would<br />

take me to the shop - mind you I<br />

was only six or seven years old -<br />

but I would hang out back there<br />

watching them work on cars. Guess<br />

it kind of stuck with me.<br />

BK: I hear you are a Model A guy?<br />

FB: Guess you could say that. My<br />

first was a 1929 Ford Model A<br />

coupe. I purchased it around 1968<br />

and did a ground-up restoration.<br />

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BK: Is this the one<br />

you still have?<br />

FB: No, I sold<br />

that, and in 1984<br />

I bought a totally<br />

restored 1930<br />

Model A. We still<br />

have it.<br />

1930 Standard Tudor Sedan Model A<br />

BK: Some where<br />

along the way you<br />

caught the sports car bug I hear?<br />

FB: I did! In the ‘70s-‘80s I was into MGs so much I was<br />

even the president of the local chapter back in 1987.<br />

BK: Ok, let’s talk Porsches now. First one?<br />

FB: That was 1989. We bought a ‘76 912E. Think they<br />

only made about 2000 of them, and for one year only;<br />

I paid about $7500. Our daughter was graduating<br />

from A&M and was getting married, so we sold the<br />

car in 1995.<br />

BK: Was the 993 next then?<br />

FB: No, we went without a Porsche until 2002 when we<br />

bought a ‘79 SC, black on black with a whaletail. We<br />

had that for about three years and sold it in 2005.<br />

BK: So now the 993?<br />

FB: Yes that was next; we actually had both for a couple<br />

months. We bought the 993 in May of 2005.<br />

BK: Why the 993?<br />

FB: When the car came out in 1995 I was in love<br />

with it - the lines are just perfect. And the rear deck<br />

automatically going up and down was a sight to see.<br />

BK: How did you find this one?<br />

FB: I was reading <strong>Slipstream</strong> and a member had posted<br />

it for a friend of his. We loved the color: Aventurine<br />

Green over Marble Gray. It was a Tiptronic, which I<br />

thought was actually kind of rare, and it had 117K<br />

miles on it; we purchased it for $21.5K. That was really<br />

a bargain then and unbelievable by today’s market.<br />

BK: And I hear you drive the wheels off this car?<br />

FB: Well, in the 14 years we have had it we have been to<br />

four Parades and countless other events. It has been out<br />

to California and east to North Carolina, up to Chicago<br />

and down to New Orleans.<br />

Well there you have it: another “what if.” Don’t miss<br />

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Follow the Easter Bunny Road Rally: <strong>2019</strong><br />

by Karen Horgan<br />

photos provided by Jay Lynch and Don Sebert<br />

This year’s Easter Rally was a milestone for the Maverick<br />

Region PCA. This was the 5th Annual Easter Rally! As in<br />

past years, this rally was filled with fun, a scenic route, some<br />

very interesting photographs, and plenty of head-scratching<br />

questions to really make you think!<br />

through Wylie and Sachse on the way back to Ten50 BBQ.<br />

Participants were treated to some picturesque scenery and<br />

fun country roads along the way. Navigators and drivers<br />

were challenged to match photographs of interesting roadside<br />

attractions and to answer questions by finding hints along the<br />

route. It made for a very fun, enjoyable, and entertaining ride.<br />

Back at Ten50 BBQ, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch<br />

and awards presentation. The award winners were:<br />

1st Place Mic Young & Larry Pietonel<br />

2nd Place Yasha & Kendra Avshaluma<br />

3rd Place Todd & Diane Coon<br />

Dead Last But Finished Yoo Joo Hwang<br />

The Easter Rally was organized by the awesome<br />

Rallymeisters, Don Sebert and George Luxbacher. The<br />

rally committee included Jeff Sebert, Ed Martelle, Jay<br />

Lynch, and Warren and Karen Horgan. Thanks to<br />

everyone for pitching in and making this such a<br />

memorable event!<br />

The Easter Bunny held up his end of the bargain and<br />

provided absolutely beautiful weather for the rally. The<br />

morning started out cool and sunny but soon warmed up<br />

to be the perfect spring day in Texas. Lots of sunshine, blue<br />

skies, and plenty of Porsches! We had about 19 Porsches and<br />

50 people participating.<br />

We began and ended the rally at Ten50 BBQ, located at<br />

1050 N. Central Expressway in Richardson. A big thank you<br />

goes to William Weisiger, Managing Partner and Pitmaster<br />

at Ten50 BBQ. William arranged to host our group at the<br />

restaurant and provided plenty of parking before and after the<br />

event. Best of all, after the rally, we enjoyed a mouthwatering<br />

meal of the most delicious BBQ. If you live in the Richardson-<br />

North Dallas area (or if you happen to be in that area), stop<br />

by Ten50 BBQ and check out the scrumptious menu! William<br />

is also member of the Maverick Region, and drives a beautiful<br />

2016 Boxster 981 Black Edition, so look for him at club<br />

events and be sure to say hello.<br />

Rally participants left the parking lot of Ten50 BBQ and<br />

headed toward Murphy to begin the 82-mile route. The<br />

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ABCDE Car Day: <strong>2019</strong><br />

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Oh what a beautiful day! The All British and European<br />

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benefactors. For several of us, it all started with a quick<br />

meetup at Hypnotic Donuts for broad and varied breakfast<br />

treats and then a short drive to the lakeside position we<br />

have had before at the ABCDE. It’s a grand spot with<br />

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you in with the details of the story behind the cars.<br />

PCA Porsche was well represented too, from the early<br />

356s to the latest models. The color band was covered<br />

as well with one of the smaller passers by calling them<br />

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I’ve literally just returned from the garage after watching<br />

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fun. Nothing horrible happened; I didn’t make any stupid<br />

mistakes, other than start a job on an old Porsche with<br />

expectations that the project would remain as it started in<br />

my head. You see friends, I’ve run headlong into something<br />

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phenomenon known as “while you are in there.” I didn’t<br />

roll off the turnip truck yesterday. I was very familiar with<br />

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I’m as guilty as the next guy (or gal). You start a project,<br />

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emptor, right? I never said it what that would entail. It’s not<br />

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it’s going to be apart anyway.) But that’s the long game; you’ve<br />

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This was a different thing. This was a straightforward rear<br />

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remove the rear tires. Look at that! There are brakes under<br />

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and probably rotors, and I might as well replace those 35-yearold<br />

lines. And you can’t just do the rear -- they don’t do any<br />

work anyway. I wonder if I could get bigger calipers under here.<br />

It doesn’t stop there, it gets worse. When I regained focus<br />

on the task at hand, the shop light flashes the transmission.<br />

Is that a leak? Seriously? Well, I was always planning on<br />

changing the shift linkage and oh boy, here I go again.<br />

Four separate instances of this. For something as simple<br />

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