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A merry red 356 loaded with toys and ready to drive - Photo by Jim Hirsch
6 | Founders Day 2019 Evening Recap
8 | Founders Day 2019: Mavs & Mochas
9 | Founders Day 2019: People’s Choice Car Show Results
12 | Mavs Spotted at Plano Police Stations: Toy Drive
15 | 2020 Maverick Region Executive Board Results
15 | 2020 Maverick of the Year: Craig Janssen
17 | Autocross Series: Event 10 2019 Wrap-up
19 | Maverick Marktpreis: 911 Generation 997.2
20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: John Halla
26 | Twenty Years of Maverick Club Racing
30 | APEX Tech Session Recap
32 | Porsche Toys
22 | Happy Hour: Brickhouse
22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo
23 | Mavs & Mochas
23 | Maverick Lunch Series
2 | Board Botschaft (Executive Board Member Column)
2 | Maverick of the Month
4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs
4 | Zone 5 Presidents
11 | New Mavericks
11 | Member Moments
31 | Porsche Trivia
34 | Advertiser Index
34 | Anniversaries
36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)
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Mavs & Mochas: Southlake Town Square ....................................(Sat) 4
Maverick Board Meeting .......................................................... (Wed) 8
Tech Session: see mav.pca.org ................................................. (Sat) 11
Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 14
Mav Happy Hour: Brickhouse...................................................(Thu) 16
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 18
Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 23
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 25
Maverick Board Meeting .......................................................... (Wed) 5
Mavs & Mochas: RAC ...................................................................(Sat) 8
Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 11
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 15
Mav Happy Hour.......................................................................(Thu) 20
Tech Session: see mav.pca.org ................................................. (Sat) 22
HPDE ....................................................................................... (Sun) 23
Autocross: Challenge Cup #1 .................................................. (Sun) 23
Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 27
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 29
On the Cover
Mr. President Kruder and Hagestad (his 1964
356C ) toting the now traditional live Christmas
tree and spreading joy, mirth and maybe cigars.
Photograph by Rob Adams
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Well just when you thought you had seen it all . . . you
get elected President.
Let me give you a little background. I like to call myself
the newest old member in the club. We joined the club in
the spring of 1996; think we went to a couple things, then
as we say, life gets in the way.
So, for the next 20 years we didn’t go to a thing . . . nothing.
Then in Spring 2015 this thing called Porsche DFW Cars
and Coffee began and I was all in. Before I knew it, I
became a monthly scout for the locations, and soon after
that the region decided to make it a club event. Mavs
& Mochas was born, and you guessed it: I was the guy.
Shortly after, Jim Hirsch asked me for a favor and that
led to me adding Advertising Chair to my existing Coffee
Meets Chair responsibilities. It’s been a great three years.
So; moral of the story? It’s never too late to get involved.
That being said, here I am today, President. It might
be one of the most humbling
things I have ever had the
privilege to undertake. Look
back at who has served as
President and you will quickly
see there are huge shoes to fill;
a legacy to maintain. With any
organization you always want
to leave those ahead of you in
Let me tell you that our past
presidents have and done it
well. The club has never been
so successful, and I attribute it
to two things. One, what our
past board has accomplished from 1962 to 2019. And
two, our new members. Did you know that we average
25-30 new members a month? Think about that. We gain
over 300 club members every year. That’s more members
Board Botschaft: A New Perspective
By Bill Kruder, Region President
MAV OF THE MONTH:
than we had in 1982 in total. No wonder PCA National
recognized the Maverick Region for Greatest Growth in
Membership for 2018!
So, join me in welcoming our new members and invite
them out to an event. If you know an old new member
who hasn’t participated in a while, encourage them to
come out too as the club continues to create something
We have lots planned for 2020 and I can’t wait to see
what the new year brings!
Lastly if there is an idea you have, a comment to make,
or an opinion to be shared, do not hesitate to contact us.
We welcome it all.
This month we are celebrating Bill Orr. For those of you who have never met
Bill in person, I assure you that you still know him very well for what he does for
our club. Bill is the “wizard behind the curtain;” he serves as our Marketing, Social
Media, and Calendar Chairs, not to mention the many other roles he takes on. His
efforts in large part earned us the PCA National Award for Best Website in 2019.
Most recently Bill was very involved, along with Debi Kruder, our Social Chair, in
developing and implementing the marketing strategy behind our 2019 Founders Day
and Silent Auction. In addition Bill provides us with weekly and monthly news and
trivia of everything Porsche. If you want to meet Bill in person, just look for the man
in the cap with the bag of Porsche Matchbox cars at our next Mav event! Thank you
Bill for your invaluable contributions to our Region, Zone, and PCA.
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2020 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs
Club Race Co-Chair
Club Race Co-Chair
Coffee Meets Co-Chair
Coffee Meets Co-Chair
DE Chief Driving Coach
DE Medical Chair
Dr. Jeffery Komenda
Monthly Social Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair
Registrar, Club Race
Slipstream Content Ed.
Slipstream Event Ad Design
Tech Sessions Chair
Time Trial Chair,
TT Registrar, AX/TT
Schools, Swap Meets
Web Site Chair
2019 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative
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Founders Day 2019 Evening Recap
By Debi Kruder, Region Social Chair
photos by Michael Durovick, Chris Low, and Bill Middleton
Three Great Events in One Day came to a close with
the 57th Anniversary Founders Day Celebration that
took place at Porsche Grapevine Saturday evening,
December 7. The newest of the four Porsche dealerships
in DFW boasts a two-story venue with the latest design
and features, including a classic car shop. Not only
did they provide a gorgeous venue, their financial
support for the evening allowed us to pull out all the
stops with incredible food, open bar, and great friends!
Many thanks to Porsche Grapevine General Manager
Jordan Mizrach and his talented and helpful staff for
making the evening such
Nearly 300 members
began arriving as early as
6:30 pm in anticipation
of the fun! Outside,
many stopped to look at
the beautiful showcase of
eleven Porsche 914s each
unique in its own way,
all beautifully organized
by members Clay and
Betty Perrine (bringing
two of their own).
Inside, the event
started with a greeting from Region President David
Robertson, recognizing the 2018 PCA National Awards
earned: PCA Region of the Year, Membership Growth
Award, Best Website, Best Newsletter in class, and Best
Then we were encouraged to eat, drink, and enjoy
time with our fellow Mavericks, and that we did! It was
so exciting to meet so many new members who chose
this day to get to know us, and they had such amazing
things to say about the hospitality they received.
Can’t disagree . . . we were out driving friendships
in force, whether chatting in line with our mouths
watering over the best barbeque in Texas, admiring the
custom-made Porsche cookies, or having a drink from
Top of the page: A few of the 914’s on display at Porsche Grapevine
Above: Lisa Ward with Corbin and Brady Stogner greeted our members at the
Maverick Region Founders Day (night) celebration.
From top left: Betty Perrine with Robyn Howard, Outgoing President David Roberston presenting Maverick of the Year Craig Janssen with his trophy, Incoming
President Bill Kruder along with Jim Hirsch membership chairperson. Bottom row: Jennifer Parma (incoming secretary) with Jana Rouble, Jimmy and Phyllis
Gallegos and Catherine Maloney Walther, Wendy Shoffit (Club Race registrar) with Debi Kruder (Social Chair), A great 914 ready for a very on trend Santa to get
with the present delivery.
the open bar, the night was filled with laughter, conversation, and plans for next year!
Many thanks to Co-Host Catering and Pecan Lodge for serving up a delicious feast of brisket, pulled pork,
fried chicken, mac and cheese, and all the fixings! Add in the peach cobbler, cupcakes, and cookies, and needless
to say, we were all smiling.
The evening came to a close with the announcement of the James Shoffit Award, election results, and a thank
you from our outgoing President. Good-bye hugs were given by many as he stepped down after three years of
leading our Maverick Region into the next decade. It was a memorable evening indeed!
Our annual Silent Auction for The Huffaker-Hughes Hope House, supported by the Maverick Region
Porsche Club of America, was again a huge success! This auction for the second year in a row was
offered online for our 3,000+ Mavericks to have the opportunity to participate! The results were
amazing: nearly $11,700 was raised on a goal of $10,000.
Many thanks must be given to two groups of people. First, our donors. We have some of the most
generous partners, advertisers, and members themselves who donated premium products and services!
Without them, there would be no silent auction. And second, the nearly 100 participants who purchased
the dozens of Porsche products, services, rare whiskeys, area gift certificates, and more!
FUN AUCTION TRIVIA
• Total Bids: 288
• Highest Bid Day: November 5
• Highest Bid Day Amount: $2,845
• Top Three Bidding Items: Attic Butler’s Ladder, Custom Porsche Table
by Peter Wen, and the French Room Dinner and Wine Tasting
• Item with the Highest Bid Amount: Expel Front End Clear Bra at $1800
• Highest Page Views in a Day: 845
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support, and education to promote the healing of abusive relationships. The Maverick Region is proud
to be a partner with this cause since 1993.
Founders Day 2019: Mavs & Mochas
by Matt Wilson
photos by Paul Moseley and Kendall Awtry
The December 7th Mavs & Mochas Founders Day
festivities began with the first of three events at the
NorthPark Mall Nordstrom location. This venue is
popular with generous parking availability, its central
Dallas location, and hot coffee available just inside. The
weather was sunny and mild making the event much
more enjoyable for the approx. 200 Porsche enthusiasts
in attendance. Row after row of the Nordstrom lot was
lined with cars participating in the People’s Choice car
show, as well as over a dozen 914s. As seems to be the
case with most Maverick events, it pays to show up early.
By the official start time of our event at 8:30, our reserved
lot was almost completely full!
beautiful white 997 GT2. This is a very rare car with less
than 200 brought to North America in 2008-2009. Since
I’m most familiar with the 997 generation of 911s, I can
appreciate the uniqueness of this car as I chatted with the
owner (Mark) about his car at length. He had owned the
car for only a few months and was enjoying it immensely.
What a find!
One of the other nice things about these events is
meeting people who are attending an event for the first
time, as was the case for Michael. He just bought a beautiful
guards red 996 GT3 and was asking about specifics on oil
changes. I explained the various event types and ways to
connect with other members. Based on his smile and
Some unique things about our Mavs & Mochas events are not only the camaraderie between Porsche
owners, but the variety of models and generations represented in the club. You will see anything from
air-cooled to water-cooled, rear-engine to mid-engine, and from vintage to current models on show.
It seems each time I attend, a new or unique car that
I have never seen before arrives; and this time it was a
enjoyment of sharing with other Porsche lovers - I’d say we
will see him at future Mavs & Mochas events!
Founders Day 2019: People’s Choice Car Show
by Scott Kellogg, Concours Chair
photos by Bill Middleton
Saturday was another fun and exciting
day for a Mavs & Mochas car show! Thank
you to all the participants for taking part and
supporting the club’s charity Hope House.
We had more than 200 cars present and
70 in the show. One of the highlights was the
feature model, the Porsche 914. It was so nice
seeing all these vehicles lined up together.
As the day went on, we had a large number
of people looking at the cars, sharing stories,
and just having a great time. Not to mention
shopping in Nordstroms, and enjoying a
And now the moment you have all been
waiting for, the winners! The top ten cars chosen by the
Kenny Thaher’s 2016 Cayman
Greg Kleath’s 1981 911
Jeff Klaumann’s 1977 911
Michael Harling’s 1958 356
Richard Konkel’s 2018 911
Michael Beveridge’s 2005 911
Jason Burke’s 2019 Cayman
Clay Perrine’s 1974 914
Roberto Anderson’s 1963 356
Steve Wayne’s 1988 911
And of course, the President’s Choice, Jim Mango’s
1972 911S affectionately known as Kermit.
Thank you again to everyone who participated! You
all made it a great time for everyone.
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Welcome Our New Mavericks!
by Jim Hirsch, Region Membership Chair
New Members November 2019
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
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Rebecca Abbitt Frisco 2019 718 Boxster
Karim Al-Azizi Frisco 2020 911 Carrera 4S
Michael Alford Poolville 2002 911 Carrera 4S
Martina Birnbaum McKinney 2002 911 Carrera
Marcus Bohlemann Addison 2020 911 Carrera S
Tom Buddenbohn Arlington 2008 Boxster
Roy Cogburn North Richland Hills 2017 Cayman S
Bas Fraza Frisco 2000 911 Carrera
John Harding Allen 2015 Cayman S
David Knapp Arlington 2002 911 GT2
David Kohl Dallas 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Manie Le Roux Rockwall 2017 Cayenne S
Clayton Mahone Sherman 2002 911 Carrera
Alan Massey Denton 2003 911 Carrera
Paul Naquin Dallas 2019 Cayenne
Huy Nguyen Dallas 2018 718 Cayman GTS
Steve Pace Flower Mound 2010 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
Everett Sanders Carrollton 2006 Boxster
Jerry Spurgeon The Colony 2015 911 Turbo S
Salim Sunderji Plano 2017 Macan GTS
Stephen Bennett (NST) Lucas 2009 911 Carrera S
Gary Gumushian (SEM) Keller 1982 911 Turbo
Dave Mathews (LA) Plano 1973 911T; 1974 911
Anthony Moeller (CHO) Frisco 1974 914 2.0
Thomas Rzasa (ALT) McKinney 1971 911T Targa
Please give a Maverick Welcome to these new members when you meet them
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Primary reason for joining PCA
I finally joined PCA to network with likeminded
people. I’m excited to attend the
local PCA events, and to talk Porsche.
2007 911 turbo with lots of modifications;
Porsche 917. It’s an unbelievable machine.
Best thing about Porsche ownership
I love the rich Porsche heritage.
Mountain climbing, mountain biking,
motocross, motorsports, design and
fabrication (both metal and composite),
Favorite Maverick or PCA event
The Maverick HPDE program.
Best thing about owning a Porsche
The cars are simply great and those who
buy them tend to be car lovers – and
the resulting community is fun and
Maverick Membership Statistics as of December 1
Primary Members: 2103 Affiliate Members: 1016 Total Membership: 3119
Mavs Spotted at Plano Police Station . . .
by Rob Adams
photos provided by Author and Jim Hirsch
. . . but only because they wanted to ensure that the
Plano Police Association’s Christmas Cops program is
a success once again this year. The program benefits less
fortunate Plano families during the Christmas Season by
not only helping families, but helping ensure a positive
interaction between the police department and citizens in
tree. Keeping a long line of the cars together through all
the lights is obviously impossible, but bystanders were no
doubt treated to a distinctive visual and aural experience!
But “the topper on the tree” is seeing the cars entering
the driveway of the Plano Police Department to drop off
the toys. Once there, Plano officers met the drivers with
a smile and helping hand, finally posing with the entire
While the police association places collection boxes at
local businesses around Plano, the Mavs do things a little
differently. A large group of Mavs made their contribution
by loading their Porsches with new, unwrapped toys to be
delivered to the Plano Police Department via a 9.5-mile
route starting near Park Blvd. and the Dallas North Tollway.
The weather was perfect, with sunshine and cool temps.
As with any event involving upwards of 80 Porsches, just
hearing the low rumble of the idling cars at the staging
area is quite a sensation. The Christmas Convoy was led
by “Hagestad,”the 356 owned by Bill and Debi Kruder,
and adorned on this occasion with a fresh Christmas
group for a photo opp.
As in the past, our Maverick members were very
generous to this worthy cause. Our donations totaled
over 600 toys and cases of diapers, with an additional
$1,380 in gift cards.
This was only one of three major events that Mavs
participated in on Founders Day, and without a doubt it
was a popular one.
Footnote: I met two different first-time attendees at the
Nordstrom’s Peoples Choice Car Show earlier that day,
both of whom said it was their first event and certainly not
their last. It’s not just about the cars; it’s about the people.
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2020 Maverick Region Executive Board Results
by Carey Spreen, Vice President
photos provided by Bill Middleton
Traditionally, the anniversary
of Maverick Region’s creation in
PCA is celebrated on what we call
Founders’ Day, which recognizes
the charter members who founded
our region back in November of
1962. The year 2019 marks 57
years of the continuing vitality of
Two of the traditions that take
place each year at Founders’ Day
are the Executive Board elections
and the announcement of the James
Shoffit Maverick of the Year, which
replaced the Richard F. Selcer
Memorial Award in 2017.
All members of Maverick Region,
either primary or affiliate, are
eligible to vote for our four elected
officers: President, Vice President,
Treasurer, and Secretary. Ballots
are printed in Slipstream and are
also available at the FoundersDay
This year’s balloting resulted in
the following officers for 2020:
• President Bill Kruder
• Vice President Carey Spreen
• Treasurer Chris Flaugh
• Secretary Jennifer Parma
Thanks to all who voted! As a
member of the 2020 Board, I invite
you to visit any Maverick Region
events in 2020, whether it is a
competitive event, a tour, or a
strictly social event – we’re a
friendly group, no matter what type
of event you attend.
MAVERICK OF THE YEAR: Craig Janssen
Back in 1976, Maverick Region began presenting the Richard F. Selcer Memorial
Award, with the recipient chosen by the Region President. This award recognized singular
outstanding performance and service to the Region. In 2017, the Selcer Award was retired
and replaced by the James Shoffit Maverick of the Year award, which carries on the
tradition of the Selcer Award.
The 2019 Maverick of the Year award, after much deliberation by outgoing Region
President David Robertson, went to our Drivers’ Education series Chief Driving Instructor,
Craig Janssen. Craig has made huge strides this year to improve and update our DE
coaching program, and we greatly appreciate his continuing efforts to make the Maverick
Region DE program one of the best in PCA. Congratulations Craig – well deserved!
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Autocross Series: Event 10, Lone Star Park
by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair
photos by Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images
Event 10, the final Autocross event for 2019, was
also the Guns and Hoses Charity fund raiser. Maverick
Region PCA donated $1000 to the efforts, and between
onsite donors, the Equipe Rapide Sports Car Club, and
100% donations from all awards payout winners, the
group raised a record $6,000 for this important Police
and Fire Fighters organization. Police and Fire Fighters
from Garland, Mesquite, and Grand Prairie competed
in patrol cars and Tahoes for 2019 bragging rights in
classes mixed into the normal running of the event.
Porsche class winners included Igor Tulandin
defending top SUV time in his Cayenne GTS in class
P0, while Betty Perrine took class P1 in her 400,000+
P0 - 'PCA Zero'
1T P0 958 Igor Tulandin Silver Cayenne GTS 73.125
P1 - 'PCA 1'
1T P1 11 Betty Perrine Orange 914 75.106
P2 - 'PCA 2'
1T P2 7 Amir El-Baghdady Maroon 944 S2 73.48
2 P2 219 Jeff Duncan Zanzibar Red Boxster 75.731
P3 - 'PCA 3'
1T P3 7 Mas Watanabe Red Boxster-S 67.678
2T P3 906 Carey Spreen Silver Boxster S 70.589
3 P3 90 Sue Crimm Silver Boxster S 78.228
P4 - 'PCA 4'
1T P4 77 Alec Baker Blue Cayman S (987.1) 72.97
2T P4 567 Bill Little Red Boxster S 73.95
P5 - 'PCA 5'
1T P5 428 Owen Coulman Guards Red 911 GT3 66.945
2 P5 91 Greg Samson Silver 911 S 72.387
3 P5 429 Holli Coulman Carrera White Turbo Cabriolet 75.877
P6 - 'PCA 6'
1T P6 40 Clay Perrine Red 914-6 76.131
mile 914. Amir El-Baghdady took class P2 but has a
new competitor coming for him in 2020: Jeff Duncan.
Mas Watanabe and Carey Spreen, driving his Boxster S
this time, fought it out in P3, with Mas taking the win.
Alec Baker and Bill Little were close all day in P4, with
Alec taking the win in his Cayman S. In class P5, the
big dogs, Owen Coulman was first in his GT3, followed
by Greg Samson in his 911S, and Holli Coulman in her
Turbo. And speaking of Big Dogs, Clay Perrine brought
his awesome 914/6 GT 4.0 back and he is starting to get
his arms around all that torque. Wait until next year!
Performance index-adjusted Porsche results were Owen,
Mas, and Carey, in that order.
2019 Season Wrap-Up: A total of 48 Porsche
drivers made up 133 entries and, in all,
drove 798 competitive runs this year. Year
End points Award-qualified trophy winners,
in order by class, are as follows:
Class P0: Igor Tulandin
Class P1: Ed Mayo, Mark Schnoerr,
Sigrid Schnoerr, Carey Spreen,
and Julia Underwood
Class P2: Amir El-Baghdady
Class P3: Mas Watanabe and Carolle Liu
Class P4: Doug Edney
Class P5: Owen Coulman
and Holli Coulman
Betty Perrine wringing out her 914
at Lone Star Park
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Maverick Marktpreis: 911 Generation 997.2
by Peter Wen
Can a 10-year old car be considered a classic? Well yes, in
the case of 997.2 gen 911, it’s a modern classic! These 997
mid-cycle refreshed Porsches were produced from ’09-’12.
With the most senior members of this generation barely a
decade old, it’s too early to speculate how Porschephiles
will judge it in the future. However, market data looks
promising so far. Here is why you should pay attention.
Price: Surprise! The 997.2 is near or is already at the
bottom of its depreciation curve. Over the last 3 years,
pricing has definitely stabilized. Very encouraging news for
this young generation.
Performance: A modern Porsche must have its share of
the technological alphabet soup: PASM, PSM, PTV, PTM,
PDK, PCCB, VTG, and PSE. The 997.2 has them covered.
With the Sport Chrono Package and Sports Exhaust, even a
base Carrera can pull 0-60 mph in the mid-4-second range!
Look & Feel: The Goldilocks of Modern Porsches. It’s
neither too big nor too small. Its feedback-rich hydraulic
power steering feels just right. Better yet, it still looks like a
classic 911 - simply beautiful.
Variants: There are 23 different 911 variants! There is a
perfect 997.2 for every driver.
Scarcity: Launched at the height of the financial crisis,
there are significantly fewer 911s produced for this
generation than each of the four prior generations. Want
something even more rare? Try to find a Sport Classic or a
Speedster, only 50 and 356 units of each produced,
Source: Total 911 Magazine Data File
Source: Excellence magazine’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide
$RED indicates drop in value from previous year
2010 911 Carrera Coupe
Sold for $33,000 + $1,650 buyer fee
76k miles shown
Black / Black
3 accidents reported, heated/ventilated seats
2012 911 Turbo S Coupe
Sold for $77,300 + $3,865 buyer fee
Dark Blue Metallic / Black
3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six
1-owner, clean Carfax
Extra set of wheels
2009 911 Carrera S Coupe
Sold for $43,675 + $2,184 buyer fee
Arctic Silver / Black
Clean Carfax, Sport Chrono +
2009 911 Carrera S Coupe
Sold for $46,250 + $2,313 buyer fee
Basalt Black / Black
Clean Carfax, Sport Chrono +
1 repainted panel
2012 911 GTS Coupe
Sold for $62,300 + $3,115 buyer fee
Meteor Grey Metallic / Black
1 accident, Sport Chrono +
Shark Werks exhaust
2011 911 GT3
Sold for $92,000 + $4,600 buyer fee
PTS Pastel Orange / Black
Clean Carfax, Sport Chrono +
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Coffee, Cars & Conversation
by Bill Kruder
photos provided by author
Well, yet another one that took a
while to put all the pieces together.
It started about 2-3 years ago while
enjoying a Saturday morning at
Mayo’s. This guy walks up to me
with his red Porsche hat, smoking
his pipe, and starts talking about the
club to me. Then we fast forward
to the 70th Anniversary event at
Park Place, where he represented
1970 with his car (we had one year
model, each, from 1967
to 2019) and we manage
to chat a bit more. Now
it’s this fall and Park Place
calls, looking for an “old”
911 that would be a great
compare and contrast at
the launch of the 992 at
the Four Seasons. Well you
guessed it. His 1970 911E
gets the call, he shows up,
and that evening I think
there was more interest in
his car than the new one!
So here is the next in my
series of “conversations” I
would like to share with you . . .
John Halla, Member since 1973,
Owner 1970 911E and 1989 944 Turbo
Bill Kruder: So I know you are not
originally from here; where again?
John Halla: I am originally from
the Chicago area, specifically the
northern suburbs. Born in Chicago,
then we moved to Skokie, about 45
minutes northwest, before settling in
Evanston. That’s about 50 minutes
north along the lakeshore, where
we Iived until I went to college,
BK: Where did you go to college?
JH: I went to the University of Illinois. My
first two years were at the Chicago campus,
which at the time, was out on Navy Pier;
this was before they built the big UIC
campus they have today. After my two
years, I transferred to U of I Champaign,
graduating with an engineering degree.
BK: So how did you end up in Dallas?
JH: I was going to get my Masters and I
had been accepted at SMU. I remember
it well; it was January 2 of ‘67. I get
off the plane with all my winter gear
on, to the delight of bright sunny day;
let’s just say the rest is history. Fun
fact: later that month Chicago had
the record setting storm that dropped
nearly two feet of snow. I still think I
made the right choice (smiling)!
John Halla and his 1970 911E
BK: Tell me a little about your career?
JH: Well, after graduating from SMU,
I was hired by Texas Instruments and
worked there for 13 years, 1969-
1982. After TI, I was out of a job for
about six months before a company
hired me to sell back into TI. I did
that until 1991. Later, I went on to
work for Unitron LP, in Technical
Sales, and retired in 2016.
BK: So what was your first car?
JH: That would have been a 1953
Buick convertible. Thing was, my dad
was a car salesman - he had his own
store in Evanston - and about every
six months he took my car to sell, and
gave me a different one to drive.
BK: Tell me about you dad’s car business?
JH: Well, dad sold Packards and
Buicks before WWII. After the war,
it was very difficult to buy a new car,
so he started selling used cars, as this
was where the business was.
BK: So tell me how you got interested
JH: That would be 1971. I was living
in Austin and there was this home
stereo shop that some audiophiles
liked to go hang out at on Saturday
mornings. The owner had this pretty
Alfa Romeo. I was driving a Cadillac
Sedan Deville and then he bought
a 911T. We became friends and he
decided to take a trip to Chicago in
the 911, and we shared
driving duties. You can say
that was all it took to figure
out I didn’t need that big
BK: So when did you get
JH: That was 1973. I had
moved back to Dallas, and
Economy VW on Lemmon
Ave. had this blue Targa
for sale. I went to take a
look at it and it was ok,
but the salesman said you
really need to come back and take a
look at this other car that is coming
up for sale. So I did, and there sat
this 1970 911E. As luck would have
it, the owner wanted to sell it, as he
was being transferred to Anchorage,
Alaska. This owner was a cargo
pilot; he bought the car in Germany,
personally loaded and strapped the
car in his plane, and flew it home to
Texas. Another fun fact about the
car is that only three people had ever
driven it: the original owner, his wife,
and the mechanic. So it was a oneowner
911, with 12,400 miles on it.
BK: How did you become a member
of the club?
JH: After I bought the car I realized I
didn’t know another soul who owned one.
Then one day I was washing the car in the
driveway and this 911 Targa pulls up and
the guy says “. . . you going to this weekend’s
Autocross?” That guy was Maverick
member Steve Fallon. Again, as we say, the
rest is history; that was fall of 1973.
BK: And join the club you did! Tell me
about some of it?
JH: Well, when I first joined in 1973,
Barry Gibbs was our Region President;
Barry, his wife Joan, and I became
good friends. In 1977 I became
Region President (with 172 members
at the time), and the following year
I received the Selcer Award (today
this is the James Shoffit Award).
Then in 1979, I was the Tours Chair.
I contributed to Slipstream with a
monthly column, “Notes from the
Garage Wall,” from 1993-95. Lastly
in 2002, I was the Region Tech Chair.
Back in those days the club was all
about driving events, so I attended as
many as I could. I think I have driven
on about a dozen tracks here in Texas
and some out of state during Parades.
BK: Tell me about some of the Parades
you have attended?
JH: The first was in 1977 out in San
Diego. I have attended 16 Parades,
the last being in 2011.
BK: You not only went but you
participated, and did some winning?
JH: I did, back in 1978. I took 4th in class
in the Aspen Parade Autocross, which
that year was run on a racetrack. At the
DFW Parade in 1987, I got 6th Place in
class in the Tech Quiz, and the next year
at Pike’s Peak, took 5th Place in class,
again in the Tech Quiz. Then in 1997
the 911E took 1st Place in the Concours,
5th Place in the Autocross, and I won
1st Place in the Tech Quiz. In 1998, the
944 Turbo took 1st Place in class in the
Concours, along with a 1st Place in the
Men’s Turbocharged Modified class in
the Michelin Slalom Challenge.
BK: And I hear you have taken a few
JH: That I have. My first was in 1976; it
was part of the Treffen program and was
also the launch of the 924. Went back
in 1993 when they were doing testing
on the Tiptronic, in the 993. I got to
ride a few laps with a factory engineer/
driver. Then in 2011 went back to see
the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen.
Every month as I write these
interviews I think the same thing:
what if? What if I had not run into
this guy at Mayo’s; what if I had
not had the chance to invite him to
show his car at Park Place for the
So if and when you meet someone
new, don’t miss out on “Driving
John Halla and Ferry Porsche at the 22nd
Porsche Parade in San Diego, 1977
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Twenty Years of Maverick Club Racing
by Wendy Shoffit
provided by Wendy Shoffit and David Hodges
Maverick Region held its very first Club Race ever
back in 1999 at the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in
Hallett, OK. At the time it was one of the only tracks
close enough to our region to have an event. Boy, have
the past twenty years changed things! We now have
two full tracks in the north Texas area and several more
within the five-hour driving time to Hallett.
While we normally have a Club Race
and Drivers’ Education event together,
this year had to be a bit different. The
Club Race was at MotorSport Ranch
in Cresson, TX, while, on the same
weekend, the DE was at the newly
repaved and renovated Eagles Canyon
Raceway in Slidell, TX. Now, I could
go into all the details of WHY it was
that way, but I won’t bore you with all that. Suffice it to
say it was the best decision the CR and DE event chairs
could make for future planning. Did the smaller crowd
deter us from having a great time? Of course it didn’t!
One nice thing about it is that the schedule was much
more relaxed with later start times (hooray for sleep) and
earlier finishing times to allow folks to drive back home
on Sunday. Smaller crowds meant more elbow room at
mealtimes and more donuts for pastry enthusiasts.
The 42 racers who came had a great time. Our race
included the “Republic of Texas 944 Shootout” with one
run group entirely dedicated to the SP1 (Spec 944) racers,
which they rarely get. Talk about a bunch of enthusiasts!
Those guys have serious spirit and enjoyed not only the
racing but fabulous trophies and loads of door prizes
thanks to awesome sponsors and hardworking event
organizers led by Steve Coomes. No one went home
Racing and excitement weren’t just limited to the
944 guys. We had a great group of Spec Boxsters in
heated competition. Add to them a couple of other 996s,
Caymans, 911s, a 914, and a Cup Car. Everyone enjoyed
great track conditions and fun competition.
Everyone also enjoyed a delicious barbeque dinner on
Saturday night at the awards ceremony. Ample brisket
and sides were provided by a local favorite, BBQ on the
Brazos. I can tell you no one left there hungry! Many
thanks also go to the sponsors
for providing terrific door prizes
for racers. Their generosity year
after year is staggering.
While locations and racers
have certainly changed over
the last 20 years, one thing has
remained constant. Volunteerism
in Maverick Region has always
been amazingly strong. This year,
Top: 944 Shootout champion Mitch Butaud with some racer buddies
Bottom left to right: New Club Race co-chairs David Hodges and David
McBee flanked by outgoing co-chairs Pat Heptig and Joel Nannis. Rafael
Serralta’s purple 964
long-time volunteer Joel Nannis, as well as Pat Heptig,
decided to pass their co-chair positions on to a new set of
chairs. David McBee and David Hodges were thankful to
have had the opportunity to learn how much work these
guys have put in year after year. They honored Pat for his
recent years of service and Joel for his who-knows-howmany-years
of service in the Club Race arena. Best of luck
to the Davids next year as we head to Eagles Canyon! We
hope to see many more racers in 2020, even though it will
mean less sleep for us volunteers.
We could not do this without the dedicated volunteers
year after year, both locally and nationally. Don’t let the
lack of sleep deter you from volunteering. I’ve done it for
20 years now and enjoy myself every year. It’s amazing
seeing the excited, smiling faces knowing you’ve helped
them get there.
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APEX Tech Session Recap
by Michael Baynton, Region Tech Session Chair
The morning of November 16 turned out to be
rainy, windy, and more than a little chilly. All in all,
not a good day to be outside. But ironically it provided
a relevant backdrop for the tech session at Apex
Automotive in Addison.
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APEX. All in all, the weather deterred only a few folks
from coming out, and those that attended had a great
time and walked away with a wealth of knowledge
(and some cool stuff).
Primary topics that morning centered on PPF
(paint protection film), ceramic coatings, proper
wash techniques, and other means of keeping Porsche
exteriors and interiors safe from the environment.
Daniel Coyle, owner of APEX, gave a very in-depth
yet easy-to-wrap-one’s-head-around presentation that
clearly explained the differences between the various
products and the protections they provide (or don’t
provide). Also discussed was paint correction and how
that service relates to the other products. It served to
highlight the complexity of modern paints and the
various products and services designed to protect our
vehicles from the environment.
After a comprehensive Q&A session, the group
moved into another section of the APEX facility to
learn about the custom fabrication and performance
Our members got an up-close look all around
and underneath a very special 996TT that APEX
has been preparing. Look for this beast to be
upgrade services they provide. Suspension set-ups for
street or track, engine enhancements, and exhaust
fabrication are a few of their offerings in the “make it
faster” section of the catalog.
As the saying goes, good things come to those who
wait. The end of the nearly two-hour session brought a
raffle of many valuable certificates for goods and
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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 with answers for the November
2019 Trivia. The winner this month is Gary Wielgoszinski,
getting 4 of the 5 questions correct. We had a few others
also only getting 4 correct. It seems that questions #1 &
#2 gave a lot of folks a hard time. Question 1 was pretty
straightforward, but 2 was a bit trickier. In 1963 you could
buy a Production 904 Carrera
GTS IF you had the money; and
it was the same in 1966 with a
906 Carrera 6, according to my
1967 sales brochure.
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1. Which early series Porsche had THREE grilles on the engine lid?
a. very first 356 Coupe b. prototype 550 Spyder c. prototype 902
(912) d. prototype 901 (911)
Source: Porsche Panorama, Feb 2017, p 20
2. In 1953 Porsche introduced a mid-engine 550 Spyder race car. What
was the first production mid-engine Porsche?
a. 1963 904 Carrera GTS b. 1966 906 Carrera 6 c. 1970 914 (4 &
6) d. Boxster
Source: Christophorus #366, 2/2014, p 66
3. In 1969 Porsche introduced active aerodynamics in the 917 race car.
What was the first production Porsche to use active aerodynamics?
a. 1973 911 RS b. 1976 930 Turbo c. 1989 911 (964) d. 2013
Source: Christophorus #366, 2/2014, p 67
4. In 1964 Porsche was working on a dual clutch transmission, but
ultimately put the first successful PDK transmission in the 956. What
was the first production Porsche with a PDK?
a. 1977 928 b. 1990 968 c. 1997 911 (996.1) d. 2008 911 (997.2)
Source: Christophorus #366, 2/2014, p 68
5. In 1983 Porsche was working on variable all-wheel drive, which debuted
in the 959 that won the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1986. What was the first
large-series production Porsche to have variable all-wheel drive?
a. 1989 Carrera 4 (964) b. 1993 Carrera (964) c. 1997 Carrera (993)
d. 2004 Carrera (996.2)
Source: Christophorus #366, 2/2014, p 68
by Mike O’Hare
I just can’t help it (well maybe I can, I just don’t want
to) – I’m fascinated with model cars. My mother always
said “Michael – you’re just a big kid,” which are the
same words echoed today by my wife and children!
My collection includes a concentration of Indy and
Formula 1 race cars, and of course Porsches! Most of
the models have a memorable connection of a sort,
whether it be a favorite driver, race team I follow(ed),
perhaps a race I attended, a car I owned or aspired to
own, or just because . . . because I think the car looks
Here is a small glimpse at some of my favorite Porsche
machines across different racing series:
1962 Porsche 804
F1 German Grand
Driver: Dan Gurney
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1984 McLaren MP
4/2 Tag Heuer/
Driver: Niki Lauda
Indy 500 Car
Driver: Teo Fabi
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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor
by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor
Quite a bit of 914 content to start off the new year. Last
year marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of a
mid-engine Porsche in collaboration with Volkswagon. The
914 was created to bring younger buyers into the Porsche
brand. It was successful with a little more than 118,000 sold
from 1969 to 1975. Most of these were imported to the US
and in 1970 the 914 won “Import Car of the Year” here.
The base car used a VW designed 1.7 liter four-cylinder
which propelled the car to 60 in about 13 seconds. Porsche
also sold a version of the 914 named the 914/6 that used
the 2.0 liter boxer engine from the 911T, that reduced that
time to just under 9 seconds. But speed isn’t everything, the
mid-engine car has great balance and driving characteristics
which are prized to this day. However boys being boys, the
factory shoved the 8 cylinder 3 liter boxer engine from the
908 race car into two very special 914S models. The first of
which was given to Ferdinand Piëch, head of development
at that time. The second was presented to none other than
Ferry Porsche to celebrate his 60th birthday. Not a bad gift
for the man that has everything.
The 914 achieved many racing wins during its production
run, the most notable might have been it’s 1, 2, 3 finish in
the 1970 Marathon de la Route held at the Nürburgring.
Another big achievement was the 914/6 GT from Team
Sonauto winning the GT class at 1970 Le Mans. Something
you might not know even if you have a keen appreciation
for the car, eleven 914’s were prepared with six-cylinder
engines from what were then the most powerful 911 models,
the 911 S and Carrera 911 RS. Sadly the 916, as they were
called, never made it to production.
History lesson over. There will not be a quiz. I think of
the 914 as an early cousin to the Boxster/Cayman. I know
I’m not the only one to draw that comparison, in fact a
2018 article by Rob Sass noted: The 986 Boxster is
today’s 914. We have not-so-scientific proof: According
to the Mart section of the September 1997 issue of
Porsche Panorama, the price of a great then 20-year-old
914 was about $4,000 to $5,000. Adjusted for inflation,
that figure becomes about $8,000 in 2018 money.
Coincidentally, eight grand or so is about what a nice
early Boxster will set you back today. Today we can only
laugh about a nice $8,000 Porsche, but the 914 has only
increased in value since then. On average it has also
outpaced the 986 in the current world of Porsche
inflation. There is good news though, the increase has
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