Slipstream - March 2020

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MARCH 2020

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MARCH 2020


West Texas Porsche Rally visits Prada Marfa on US 90 in Valentine, Texas

photo by Bill Shirk


6 | All Member Tour and Party Preview

8 | Meet your 2020 Executive Board

12 | R U Manual or Automatic

16 | February Mavs & Mochas: RAC Performance

19 | Maverick Marktpreis: 912

20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: Scott & Katie Scheetz

26 | 2020 Easter Hop: Gimmick Rally Preview

32 | 2019 Maverick Region Financial Statement


14 | 2020 Porsche Parade Registration

22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo

23 | Mavs & Mochas

23 | Maverick Lunch Series

26 | Easter Hop Porsche Gimmick Rally


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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See more details and check for event updates via the QR code

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


Maverick Board Meeting .......................................................... (Wed) 4

Werks Reunion Amelia Island ......................................................(Fri) 6

Autocross: Challenge Cup #2 .....................................................(Sun) 8

Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 10

Mavs & Mochas: Poston Gardens ............................................. (Sat) 14

Mav Happy Hour: Champps Irving............................................(Thu) 19

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 21

Tech Session: ZIMS Autotechnik ............................................... (Sat) 21

Maverick All Member Tour and Party........................................ (Sun) 22

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 26

Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 28

HPDE ............................................................................(Sat-Sun) 28-29

Autocross: Challenge Cup #3 .................................................. (Sun) 29


Maverick Board Meeting .......................................................... (Wed) 1

Mavs & Mochas: TURBO Coffee ................................................ (Sat) 11

Easter Hop Porsche Gimmick Rally ........................................... (Sat) 11

Lewisville area lunch.................................................................(Tue) 14

Mav Happy Hour.......................................................................(Thu) 16

Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 18

Tech Session: see mav.pca.org ................................................. (Sat) 21

Southlake area lunch................................................................(Thu) 23

Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 25

HPDE ............................................................................(Sat-Sun) 25-26

Maverick Bluebonnet Tour....................................................... (Sun) 26

On the Cover

John Ruocco and son Mike purchased our cover

928 S-4 in 2015. With the help of Sean Ratts

and Andy Kay, it’s kept in tip top shape. Look for

it out and about.

Photograph by John Ruocco


In case you’ve been wondering, it was Region

President Bill Kruder’s idea to divvy up this column

amongst the four elected Board members, so that each

of us has a chance every quarter to communicate with

Maverick Region members. In the past, this space

belonged to the Region President only, so we all agreed

that it was a great idea to allow the four of us to take

turns sharing our general and/or specific viewpoints

with you. So here is my Botschaft (message) to you.

Since Maverick Region is in an area that typically

enjoys warmer weather than much of the rest of the

country, our events and event series start early in the

year, then take a break in the summer, returning again

in the fall. Our very popular Coffee Meets and Monthly

Socials of course take place all year round. The month

that just ended featured the year’s first autocross and

Drivers’ Education events, as well as a Tech Session,

so I hope you were able to check out at least one of

them. If you didn’t, you can sample more in March: not

one but two autocrosses, another Drivers’ Education

weekend, another Tech Session, and the first tour of the

year, to our Alle Mitglieder (All Member) Party. April

has even more in store for us. See our events calendar at

http://mav.pca.org/Calendar/ to see what’s coming up!

2 March

Board Botschaft: 2020 Events Have Already Started!

by Carey Spreen, Region Vice President

I would also like to direct your attention to PCA’s annual weeklong

celebration, known as the Porsche Parade, which will be held

this year near Palm Springs, CA from June 21 through 27. If you

have never experienced a Parade, I enthusiastically recommend

attending. It combines several competitive events, tours, social

events, and banquets, all celebrating Porsches and the PCA

members who drive them.


Tom & Ginger Heuerman

Or for those of you who consider Palm

Springs too hot or too far away, mark

your calendars for next year, when it

will be held in French Lick, Indiana, less

than 900 miles from most locations in the

DFW area. It is an experience not to be

missed. Registration is already open for

this year’s Parade; for more details, visit


We hope you attend a Maverick Region

event soon – you’ll be glad you did!

Tom and Ginger are approaching their 5th anniversary with the PCA, and over

that time they have been very active members. You may have remembered that

Ginger put her talents to work when she hand-stitched the Maverick Region Logo

quilt that was auctioned off during our Founders Day Party back in 2017. That’s

just one of the many activities they have helped with, and it doesn’t stop there. Tom

and Ginger just recently stepped in to run the Rally program as Co-Chairs. They

have participated in so many Rallies - they are super-excited and preparing for the

Easter Rally coming up in April. Tom and Ginger are great examples of how our

club stays Fueled By Volunteers. Please join me in congratulating them as our

Mavericks of the Month!

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2020 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs


William Kruder



Vice President

Carey Spreen




Jennifer Parma



Chris Flaugh



Autocross Chair

Mark Schnoerr


Charity Chair

Jimmy Gallegos


Club Race Co-Chair

David Hodges


Club Race Co-Chair

David McBee


Coffee Meets Co-Chair

Derrick Tate



Coffee Meets Co-Chair

Matt Wilson



Concours Chair

Scott Kellogg


DE Co-Chair

Keith Olcha


DE Co-Chair

Renee Hayden


DE Registrar

Jason Brodigan


DE Chief Driving Coach

Craig Janssen


DE Medical Chair

Dr. Jeffery Komenda


Merchandise Chair

Peter Wen


Region Historian

Carey Spreen



Marketing, Social

Media Chair

Bill Orr


Membership Chairs

Beckie & Tom Gomer


Monthly Social Chair

Claudia & Jeff Reynolds


PCA Tours Co-Chair

Sam Bryant


PCA Tours Co-Chair

Brant Worrell


PCA Junior Ambassador

Brady Stogner


Rally Chairs

Ginger & Tom Heuerman


Registrar, Club Race

Wendy Shoffit


Safety Co-Chair

Nikolaus Klemmer


Slipstream Advertising

Mike Mahoney



Slipstream Content Ed.

Carey Spreen



Slipstream Editor

Kurt Scaggs



Slipstream Event Ad Design

David Tierney


Slipstream Mailing

Andy Mears



Slipstream Printing

Fran Ussery

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Social Chair

Debi Kruder


Tech Sessions Co-Chair

Michael Baynton



Tech Sessions Co-Chair

Mike O’Hare



Ken Chandler


Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard



Volunteers Chair

Landon Stogner




Tuffy von Briesen


TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard



Web Site Chair

James Shoffit



2019 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative


Phil Daigrepont



Brian Swope


Tub Club President

George Maffey


Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo



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Chris Hines



Bryan Kerrick



Doug Carroll



Dennis Halmai



William Kruder



John Showalter



Robert Handy

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Chuck Bush

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4 March


All Member Party and Tour Preview

by Sam Bryant, Tours Co-Chair

Spring is right around the corner, and

it’s time to get your Porsche in order for

a great tour season. We have to get those

Porsches waxed and coated in time for

the All Member Tour and Party!

Our first tour for the 2020 season

is the All Member Driving Tour and is

scheduled for March 22 at 10 am which

is the first official weekend of spring!

The driving tour this year is 48.4 miles

and lasts about an hour.

We have two classes for driving tours.

Choose Vintage class if you want a more

relaxed scenic tour, or Modern class for

the same tour as we have provided in the

past. Whichever class you choose, it’s

your decision, no matter what Porsche

you drive.

After you register, we will send you

all the information needed to attend, three days before

the tour. We also hand out packets the day of the tour

with all the information as well. The Drivers’ Briefing

photos by Michael Durovick

Event Center Carriage House, 50 Whispering Winds

Road, Gunter, Texas 75058. Once inside, you will

find the country breakfast bar, including eggs, smoked

Applewood Bacon, sausage patties, breakfast potatoes,

seasonal fruit. I almost forgot about the

Southern Biscuit Bar! Warm biscuits,

buttermilk fried chicken, and all the

toppings. This was a big hit last year, so

we ordered double for this year. Should

be enough!

Registration is now open. The

brunch is $25.00 per person. New

members are our special guests with

FREE registration discount codes

available; email social@mavpca.org to

get yours!

will begin at 10 am. Most tour attendees

arrive early to meet new friends and

socialize with everyone.

There is a $5.00 registration fee

per Porsche this year for the tour. It

will start at Grayson College, 1455 W.

Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Tx

75495. This year’s route will take us

through long straightaways, winding

roads, and elevation changes. You will

pass through the towns of Van Alstyne,

Weston, Celina, Pilot Point, and Tioga,

finally arriving at our destination.

At the destination, the fun will begin

at 11 am. This will be at One Preston

6 March


Meet your 2020 Executive Board

by the Executive Board

Bill Kruder, President

Debi and Bill Kruder

How long have you been a member?

We joined in the spring of 1996,

went to a couple things but as we say

life gets in the way and never really

did anything until about four years

ago. After meeting Jim Hirsch, then

Slipstream Editor, he asked me to

serve the club in being the Advertising

Chair. Shortly there after I volunteered

to do a monthly piece that is now

Coffee, Cars and Conversation. Fast

forward and I was asked to run for

President. Long story short, we have

been members now for 24 years.


I’m a 40-year JC Penney Co veteran.

Matter of fact, it’s the only company I

ever worked for and was interviewed

only once in my life in 1973 for a

$2.50 an hour sales associate position

just out of high school starting

college. I’m now retired doing what I

tell friends I do best … nothing.


Debi and I have three children, two

daughters and a son. Our oldest is

Maggie 28, Carson 24 and our son

Conor is 22.


I’m an avid reader of hard cover books,

skiing, and anything Porsche. Fun fact

. . . my books are time capsules. They

contain photos, event tickets, and

anything that might have been going

on in my life while reading!

8 March

What do we drive?

We are the proud owners of

four air-cooled cars, each from

a different decade. 1964 356C,

1972 914, 1982 911 SC, and a

1996 993.

Favorite Maverick activity?

Anything involving coffee and

Porsches, we attend just about

every Mavs & Mochas, all

annual socials, as my wife Debi

is the chairperson, an occasional

Happy Hour and many

“impromptus” organized on our

FB page.

Carey Spreen, Vice President

How long have you been a member?

I have been a PCA member for 41

years, since 1979. I have been a

member of five different PCA regions,

but have belonged to Maverick

Region for 25 years.


I’m a television engineer by trade, but

I currently am an Integration Engineer

at a company that creates software

for TV distributors to provide

addressable television advertising.


I have a daughter Geneva, age 23,

who recently joined the US Navy as

a Cryptology Technician/Interpreter.

She is a Porsche fan too, having

Carey Spreen

competed in several autocrosses.

She has attended 13 Porsche Parades

and hopes to own her own Porsche

someday soon. I met my girlfriend

Sue in 2013 and she has become a

Porsche enthusiast as well, becoming

an avid autocrosser and Parade-goer!


I enjoy reading, watching movies,

autocrossing, and road trips, not

necessarily in that order!

What do we drive?

I have a 1982 911SC coupe, a 2004

Boxster S 550 Edition, and a 2008

Cayenne base model. The Cayenne is

the daily driver.

Favorite Maverick activity?

Autocross, Drivers’ Education

(although I have not been able to attend

a DE in awhile), Rally events, and

tours top my list of region activities.

Jennifer Parma, Region Secretary

How long have you been a member?

I bought my 2007 Midnight Blue

Boxster about four years ago, but it

wasn’t until I attended my first Mavs

and Mochas event in 2018 that I finally

made it official and joined the PCA.


I was a paralegal for about 15 or so

years, first in personal injury but then

mostly in the medical malpractice

field. It was a challenge every day

to go to work hearing and seeing

horrific stories, especially when it

involved the death of a child. I made

it my mission to get out of this career

and subsequently I was able to retire

a few years ago.


I have two daughters, Lauren is 26 and

lives by White Rock Lake. Natalie is

17 and is attending Richland College

and is about to receive her associates

degree. Both girls have made being a

mom very rewarding!


I will state the obvious and say I love

driving my Porsche, especially with the top down on a

beautiful, sunny day! I also love to hit the gym and cycle

all of the awesome trails that Dallas has to offer. And

kitties....Lucy and Hazel bring me great joy.

What do I drive?

2007 Porsche Boxster, 2016 Jaguar F Type R, 2008

Mercedes E350

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Natalie, Jennifer and Lauren

Favorite Maverick activity?

I try to attend every Mavs & Mochas event but for the

smaller crowd, I love the Sunday impromptu meet ups for

coffee where we can sit around and just talk and chill for

a couple of hours. I love the concours, the tours and the

All Member Party but the Founder’s Day has to be my

favorite day of the year!

Contact me to learn how you can get

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Chris Flaugh, Treasurer

How long have you been a member?

Although I bought my first Porsche in 1995, I didn’t join

PCA until 20 years later, in 2015. One of the first Maverick

members I met was Jim Hirsch, who encouraged me to

volunteer for the Goodie Store role, which I fulfilled until

being asked to consider becoming Treasurer.

Debi Kruder, Chris Flaugh and Frank Zack


After completing a Finance degree, my first career was

in banking. Later obtaining a MBA, I went to the lottery

industry as part of the startup team for the Indiana Lottery.

I moved to Austin in 1992 to help start the Texas Lottery,

then on to Dallas with GTE/Verizon. I currently divide my

time between real estate and automotive brokerage.


My husband Frank Zack and I live in north Dallas with

two dogs; both are Boxers we adopted through Legacy

Boxer Rescue: Cowboy and Etta. Frank is Director of

Beverage and Operations for Neiman Marcus restaurants,

and has been with the company over 20 years.


Travel. Our latest trip was to Greece. If you’re ever in

Athens, the Hellenic Motor Museum is a must-see. One of

our most exciting trips was to Spain when we ran with the

bulls in Pamplona. We also love road trips, and take an

annual road trip to Aspen in June, in a Porsche. Last year

was in a Boxster, the year before in a 911 . . . not sure yet

what it will be this year.

What do we drive?

We currently have three Porsches in the garage: 1980 928,

1981 928, 2008 Cayenne S. Current non-Porsches include

a Mercedes S600 and Audi A3 TDI. But that lineup is

subject to change at any time!

Favorite Maverick activity?

I really enjoy the Tours - it’s a great opportunity to get out

and drive, often followed by a lunch or other social event.

That’s the wonderful thing about this club . . . there truly

is something for everyone.















10 March

Welcome Our New Mavericks!

by Becky and Tom, Region Membership Chairs

New Members January 2020

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, contact Tom or

Becky at membership@mavpca.org

Barry Adamson Southlake 2006 911 Carrera S

Norman Belokin Denton 2019 Macan

Miles Brissette Fort Worth 2003 Boxster S

David Camp Dallas 2013 911 Carrera

Richard Cerenzio (Jo Anne) Dallas

2008 Boxster S

Nicholas Cheng Dallas 2014 Cayman S

Mark Danielson Weatherford 2019 718 Cayman

Andy Firchau Denton 1976 911S Targa

John Gronen Carrollton 2014 911 Turbo

Michael Havens Irving 2007 Boxster

Christopher Helms Southlake 2015 Macan S

Danny Holley Dallas 2016 Cayenne

Mike LeBlanc North Richland Hills 2007 911 Carrera S


Jeff Long Plano 2007 911 GT3

Josh Mahon Dallas 1983 944

Terrence Marshall Chandler 2006 911 Carrera S


Jason McDonald Frisco 2017 911 Carrera S

Dana McGrath Southlake 2017 911 Carrera

Logan Meyer Dallas 2016 Boxster GTS

Keith Morrow Southlake 1999 Race Car

Mike Nicely Cleburne 2011 Cayman

Josh Randall Plano 1987 911 Carrera

Mark Rollins Sanger 2018 911 Carrera GTS


Benjamin Teal Addison 2014 Cayman

Tom Webb Highland Village 2015 Cayman S

Chad Wemyss Grapevine 2003 Boxster S

Charles Winfree Sunnyvale 1985 944

Steve Zeigler McKinney 2019 Cayenne S

2019 PCA Raffle Winners!

Ron and Sylvia Meyers

PCA members since 2012

Current owners of a Carrera S

They have been purchasing two

tickets for the raffle per year since

and it paid off this year for sure!

Congratulations Ron and Sylvia, we

hope to see you at an event soon.

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

Maverick Membership Statistics as of February 1

Primary Members: 2117 Affiliate Members: 1015 Total Membership: 3132


R U Manual or Automatic

by Robert Turner

So, let me ask you car enthusiasts a question that’s

been weighing on my mind: Manual or Automatic?

Why do I want to know? If you’ve spent as much time

perusing the web as I have, you already know the lay

of the land on the usual suspects like “Bring-a-Trailer,

“Rennlist,” or “6-Speed”:

Manual transmission – Yes.

Automatic transmission – HELL NO.

It seems the argument is very particular and personal

when it comes to Porsches. How many times has a

Porsche with Tiptronic or PDK come up for sale, and

the purists claim that if there’s no third pedal, the

Porsche in question falls into the “unworthy” category?

Based on my casual calculations, it comes up within the

first four or five postings.

You’ve read them, right? For instance, there’s a great

looking, low mileage 996 Turbo with choice options.

But wait – one glaring Thing gets some of the posters’

tongues (or keyboards) a wagging. The Thing? The car

has a Tip! Suddenly poster XYZ claims that he’d never

buy a Tip. How could anyone ever consider buying a

Porsche with anything but a manual transmission? Of

course, poster XYZ has never bought, let alone bid on

an actual car, manual or automatic transmission.

Are there Tip defenders? Sure. For example, poster

ABC mentions how he appreciates not having to row

gears in city traffic, or how he wants a 996 Turbo just

for cruising. Of course, poster XYZ then responds with

“hey @ABC, why don’t you consider

a Mercedes SL instead, Mr. Wimp.”

Then their posts are instantly kicked off

as being inappropriate. It just wears me


At a recent Porsche event I ran into

a guy with a notepad who was going

from car to car making notations on the

pad. He glanced inside a 993 Cab and

proclaimed “Yep, a real Porsche!” Then

he made a mark on the pad. I strolled

over to him. Glancing at the pad, I saw

he’d added a hash in a “Real Porsche”

column. I just couldn’t help myself.

“What ‘cha doing?”

“Counting Porsches to see which

ones are real and which ones aren’t.”

“Ya don’t say…where are you at?”

“About 50/50.”

“Hmmm” Glancing around the parking lot I

said, “I don’t see anything but real Porsches.

Am I missing something?”

He looked at his pad again and recounted.

He looked up.

Pointing at a nearby GT3, I mentioned that it

only came with PDK. “It’s the best way to get

around the track as fast as possible,” I said.

He nodded. “Uh huh, that’s what I hear.”

I pointed to my own nearby car; it has a PDK.

“I searched the whole country for a car in

that color with PDK. After 40+ years of doing

clutch work, I deserved a break,” I added.

“Yeah, I hear those PDK’s are pretty nice.”

“So I have to ask, if you’re a manual-‘til-youdie

sort, does that mean you only like wind-up

windows, no A/C, AM-FM radio – because a

cassette player is pushing it a bit, don’t you

think? And no Cruise Control? Man, that’s

what your right foot is for,” I added, only

half kidding.

“Point taken.” He turned and strolled towards

the next car, peered into the interior and made

another hash.

I get it. A manual gives you that direct connection to the drive

train. Then there’s that visceral feeling of moving the gearshift

through the gates. And heel-and-toeing as you rapidly downshift

is amazing. From what I read, Porsche sells the most manual

transmissions in the U.S. market. But count me among the

converts; the PDK is pretty awesome. And as a bonus, my left calf

muscle no longer looks like a nice-sized salad plate.

Will I buy another manual transmission car? What?!

Of course I will, in a second. But it will be a classic like

a 951 or 968. And it sure as hell will have the original

cassette player because when you’re going manual, you

may as well be completely Old School.

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

12 March

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February Mavs & Mochas: RAC Performance

by Pat Carmichael

photos provided by Michael Durovick & Bill Middleton

It was a bright and sunny day at RAC Performance, and

more than 130 Porsche cars showed up bright and early

to take advantage. It all made for a wonderful gathering.

There were donuts and coffee, and several of the attendees

brought bags and bags of food for the M&M PCA food

drive. There were also many cars lined up along the curbs

on Skyline Drive from one end to the other. Several of the

cars sported a run up and down the road offering tones of

power everyone recognizes as Porsches, being Porsche . . . .

RAC performance also had quite a lineup and

display of cars inside the building being offered for sale.

There were dozens and dozens of cars inside their main

warehouse showroom, and there were many of the more

elite P-cars of the high performance varieties, especially

one of the new 911 Speedsters in Carmine Red, all in the

front entry showroom behind the glass.

It’s always fun at the RAC performance Mavs &

Mochas. The friendly people show us a good time and

open their doors for us all. It’s always a good Maverick

crowd, and we were real lucky to have great weather. I

can’t wait until the March event, when we’re off to

Poston Gardens in Waxahachie. Everybody take care

and we’ll see y’all there!



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18 March

Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:

Maverick Marktpreis: 912

by Peter Wen

What do you get when you put a 356 flat-four engine inside

a 911 body? Well, you get a sweetness called 912, a superbhandling

entry level Porsche. Back in 1965, as Porsche closed

out the chapter on the patriarchal 356 with the now iconic

911 and its flat-six engine, Porsche needed a lower priced

four-cylinder model to drive sales. Enter the 912. The sweet

combination of the boxer four engine and 901 (911) body

proved to be a huge hit. Upon introduction in 1965 through

1967, 912 outsold 911 by nearly 2-to-1.

Besides the engine differences, the two models are nearly

identical. Early 912 has a 3-gauge cluster compared to 911’s

5-gauge. It has a 4-speed transmission instead of 911’s 5-speed.

While the 912 generated 40 hp less than the original 911, it more

than made up for it by weighing 200 lbs less. Back in 1965, test

drivers reported the 912 offered neater, less tail-happy handling,

and at times, could be driven faster than the 911!

The original 912 was produced through 1969. It was

superseded by the new 914. Interestingly, Porsche brought the

912 back for a 1-year only production in 1976 (912E), again,

to bridge the gap between the end of 914 production and the

upcoming launch of 924 in 1977. The 912E was based on the

impact-bumper generation 911. Only 2,099 (912E) examples

were produced.

912 deserves a spot in your stable. As the saying goes, it has

the engine that made Porsche famous, and the body that made

it a legend. Early 912 examples are still fairly attainable

compared to the long hood 911s. Hagerty reported stable

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912 911

1965 $40k-$90k $110k-$225k

1966-68 $20k-$55k $45k-$110k

1969 $25k-$55k $35k-$80k (T)

1976 $17k-$35k (T) $15k-$40k

Source: Excellence magazine’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide

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Coffee, Cars & Conversation

by Bill Kruder

photos provided by author

So, another chance meeting

about a year ago on a cold January

morning at the monthly Motoring

Mavs at Mayo. As I recall, we were

all huddled near the coffee when

this young man walked by that

I’d never seen before. We started

talking, of course, about our cars

and he mentioned he had a 914.

Well, one of ours is a 914 too, so

we struck up a conversation, and

when he started asking questions

about a couple of things, I quickly

connected him with Ed Mayo.

Shortly thereafter I went to check

the cars out and I spotted this

great-looking Sunflower Yellow

914 and put two and two together.

I caught back up with the owner to

find out that he also had a 944 and

had been attending several Mav

events before finally joining PCA.

Well as they say, the rest is history,

as this couple is now participating

in Tours, Rallies, and Coffee Meets

as their busy schedule allows.

So here is the next in my series

of “conversations” I would like to

share with you . . .

Scott and Katie Scheetz,

members since 2019

Owners 1973 914, 1979

930, and 1985 944

Bill Kruder: So where are you two


Scott Scheetz: I’m from Aiken, South

Carolina, which is about 2.5 hours

east of Atlanta. I was born and

raised there and didn’t move until

I left for college in Bloomington,

home of Indiana University.

Katie Scheetz: I’m from Bolingbrook,

Illinois, a southwest suburb of

Chicago, about 30 miles away. I

was born and raised there until I

left for school in Wisconsin. I did

that for a year then I also landed at

IU in Bloomington.

BK: So why Wisconsin, then IU?

KS: Well I took the year off after

high school and taught violin, then

decided to attend a small school up

there and studied String Pedagogy

(the teaching of strings). After a

year there I decided to go to the

music school at IU and pursue a

degree in Pipe Organ Performance.

BK: Scott isn’t that what you did?

SS: As a matter of fact, my degree

from IU was also Pipe Organ

Performance. We both happened to

start the same year.

Katie and Scott Scheetz

BK: So how did you end up in

Dallas? I understand you did not

come down here together.

SS: Well, after graduating from IU

in 2015, I had applied at SMU for

Seminary school. I graduated from

the Perkins School in 2017.

KS: After I graduated from IU, I

took a year off to do a Fulbright

in France and then I applied

to graduate school at SMU,

unbeknownst to Scott. That’s

another story (laughing).

BK: Wait, so you weren’t engaged or

even dating?

SS: No, we were just friends. I mean

we texted or emailed now and then

but that was it.

BK: So how did you meet?

KS: It was at IU. We both applied

to the music school and had to

audition there the year before we

started. The professor had a party

for the new students. I remember

the day. We had a huge snowstorm

and Scott was there.

SS: We talked and became good

friends during our undergraduate

studies. I tried asking her on a

date our junior year, but she shut

me down. We had our music in

common so I guess I was ok with

just being friends (smiling).

KS: It’s funny, we would go to things

and I would introduce Scott as my

“colleague” (smiling). I didn’t want

anyone to get the wrong idea, I guess.

BK: So, what happened to change

your mind, Katie?

KS: Well, once I came down here to

SMU, we had classes together and

we were friends . . .

SS: One day we had lunch with a

mentor and the whole lunch he

focused the conversation on Katie.

He was trying to figure out why two

people with so much in common

were not together.

KS: It’s true. It was after that lunch

I realized what I needed to do:

date him (laughing). And I guess it

worked out ok. We were married in

July of 2018.

BK: Refresh my memory, what is it

that you both do again?

KS: I’m the Associate Organist at

Highland Park Methodist.

SS: I’m the Music Minister and

organist for Crown of Life Lutheran

Church in Colleyville.

BK: So let’s talk cars now, what was

your first car?

KS: Well, the first car that I bought

was my ‘99 10th Anniversary

Edition Miata. When Scott took me

to buy it, he had to drive it home as

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I couldn’t drive a stick. He taught

me in my apartment parking lot.

SS: Mine? It was a ‘99 Ford Ranger.

BK: First Porsche?

SS: That would be our 944; we

found it on FB Marketplace. We

took it for a drive and decided we

weren’t going to buy it. As we drove

away, we started talking about it

more and sure enough, I made a

U-turn and we went back to buy it.

That was September 2017.

KS: Of course, once we had it

home, like all older cars it needed

repairs and we would be out in the

apartment parking lot at all hours

doing repairs. Then one day Scott’s

dad appeared with a trailer and took

it home with him. Once he had it,

he would send us pictures of our car

with another 944, then another. As

it turned out, his dad bought three

other 944s just for the parts!

BK: So you come from a car background?

SS: I do. My mom and dad both

are car people and used to be club

racers and paid instructors. My

mom had a 1979 Porsche 930

and my dad a 1983 Lamborghini

Countach, which he still has.

BK: The 930 is the one you now have?

SS: Yes it is! My mom gave it to me

as a graduation present. It’s black on

white, and has some factory upgrades,

making it very similar to a 934.

BK: When we first met you had your

914 out. Tell me about it.

KS: It started after a tour of Auto Atlanta.

There was an orange one they were

restoring there and I fell in love with it.

SS: Well, my dad had the 944 so

we were without a Porsche and we

decided to start looking for a 914.

We made several attempts to buy

one, but each time we found one,

it would sell out from under us. So

in November 2018, we found one

on Craigslist. It’s a ‘73 Sunflower

Yellow 1.7 liter.

KS: Well it was a 1.7 until we recently

did an engine swap to a 2.0 liter.

SS: And she does mean WE! Katie

is right there with me working on it

and we’re both covered in motor oil.

And there you have it . . . Driving




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2020 Easter Hop: Gimmick Rally Preview

by Ginger and Tom Heuerman

Please join us for our fifth annual Easter gimmick rally!

The Easter Hop Porsche Gimmick Rally 2020 is set for

Saturday, April 11. Sign-in starts at 10 am in the Turbo

Coffee parking lot at 5800 Windhaven Pkwy, The Colony,

TX 75056. Note that we are lucky enough to have a

Gimmick rally that we can enjoy hanging out and having

coffee with our Mavs & Mochas friends first. They are

meeting at the same place starting at 8:30. So let’s come

early, have fun, and sign up, then have the drivers’ meeting

at 10:30. Sign-up will officially begin at 10:00. We will end

at the Shumardii’s Bar and Grill in Bonham for libation and

lunch, a re-cap of the fun-filled route, and our prestigious

award ceremony! The competition for the DLBF (Dead

Last But Finished) Award is always fierce!

If you joined us in the past for either our Halloween or

Easter gimmick rallies, you know how much fun we have.

As new rallymeisters we are determined to maintain the

excitement and competition. If you are new to gimmick

rallying, we assure you that it will be an enjoyable

morning. Our goal is to keep everyone on the route, so

the drive instructions are not (too) cryptic, as long as you

follow a few basic rules. We have planned the rally to go

from The Colony to Bonham traveling over 79 miles and

staying on paved back roads, out of the main stream of

traffic as much as possible. This is a tiny bit longer than

our normal, with a few tolls, but we know the fun with

our Mavs & Mochas friends, as well as the route, is well

worth the extra few miles and tolls.

Two people at a minimum should be in each car: a driver

and a navigator. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged;

we will have over thirty cars participating, leaving at

one- to two-minute intervals from our starting point, and

pre-registration helps in our planning. We will send out

General Instructions prior to the rally as well – it helps to

understand the basic rules and guidance before rally day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Easter Hop Porsche

Gimmick Rally 2020!!!

• Registration starts: 10:00 am

• Drivers Meeting: 10:30 am

• First Car Out At: 10:45 am

Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory! Maybe

even an award will be given. You never know . . . .

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Dear Tire Guy

Yes! DE season is back upon us

once again and we’re ready for

an exciting 2020.

So for new PCA members, new DE drivers or even

experienced track turners here’s a couple of tips.

1) Tire pressure is one of the most important aspects of

tuning your car for the track. Finding this ideal pressure

for a track typically involves some trial and error: setting

the cold tire pressure based on past experience and then

making small adjustments based on driver feedback.

If you’re just starting out you’ll be just fine maintaining the

OE cold pressure specified by the vehicle manufacturer.

As you move through the next few DE's then it may be

time to start playing with those pressures, altering them

by 1 or 2 psi as you learn the lines.

2) You need the right tires. Race conditions put tires

under FAR more duress than normal road driving, so you

want to make sure you have something with aggressive

grip to keep you firmly planted on the track. If your DE

car is also a commuter you will want something that’s also

road legal and comfortable, something like the Michelin

Pilot Sport 4S. If you want a dedicated aggressive race

set you could look at something like the Michelin Cup 2,

Toyo 888R, or the Nitto NT-01.

We’re looking forward to seeing all the familiar PCA

faces, and getting to meet the new members as well.

If you need tires, you know who to call! (Our number is

right at the bottom, hint hint) Until next month Drive On!

one. That’s who.

Until next month, drive on! –The Tire Guy

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last day of each month.

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from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case of ties, a

random drawing determines the winner.

Here are the questions for the January 2020 Trivia, this

month dealing with Porsche and Le Mans race items. The

winner this month is Yasha Avshalumov, getting 4 of the

5 questions correct. We must also mention Josh Hoffman,

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1. Porsche has recently produced official owner’s manuals reprinted

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go back to the very beginning in the 1940s, but they do start with

the _______ Porsche 356. a. 1950 b. 1952 c. 1954 d. 1956

Source: Porsche Panorama, June 2019, p 34

2. The famed Le Mans “run-across-the-track” start had all the cars lined

up by engine displacement until ______. After that date they were

lined up by qualifying times. a. 1960 b. 1961 c. 1962 d. 1963

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans#Le_Mans_start

3. Some felt that this type of start was unsafe, as the drivers had

to belt in as they drove off. So, in ________ the Le Mans Start

was changed, requiring the drivers to be seated and harnessed in

when the flag dropped. a. 1970 b. 1971 c. 1972 d. 1973

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans#Le_Mans_start

4. One such driver was ____________, who in 1969, to register his

objection, simply walked across the track (nearly being hit by

other cars), got in, fastened all safety items, and then started,

ultimately winning overall.

a. Sir Sterling Moss b. Jo Bonnier c. Jackie Ickx d. Brian Redman

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans#Le_Mans_start

5. At Le Mans 1970 there was a great battle between Porsche

917Ks and Ferrari 512s, where they were known to have hit

_____ mph on the three-mile-long Mulsanne Straight.

a. 235 b. 238 c. 244 d. 248

Source: Porsche Panorama, June 2019, p 79


2019 Maverick Region Financial Statement

by Chris Flaugh, Region Treasurer

In the continued interest of complete transparency to our

membership, here is the year-end 2019 financial report.

This 2019 Statement of Activity, prepared by our previous

interim Treasurer, James L. Falgout, CPA, shows a net

excess of $29,714 for the year, an improvement over the

2018 figure of $22,020. Our track-related events (Driver

Education, Club Race, and COTA) continue to generate

strong participation and revenue. This revenue, combined

with the generous support we receive from PCA, our local

Porsche dealerships, and other businesses, has allowed

us to expand and enhance the many events our members

enjoy. Our Slipstream advertisers are a critical piece of

this as well, and we appreciate their ongoing support.

This strong performance across the board also allowed

us to increase our 2019 charitable contributions to

$23,651, up from $21,600 the previous year. As noted

in last month’s Slipstream, the Huffaker-Hughes Hope

House has continued to be the Maverick Region’s primary

charitable beneficiary.

Thank you all for making 2019 another strong financial

year for our club. These results make it possible to offer a

wide variety of events tailored to a multitude of interests,

and also to give back to our community. We look forward

to another successful year in 2020!




Registrations for track events $157,379

Sponsorship 45,225

Distributions from PCA 30,958

Advertising income 60,605

Revenue from COTA events 27,621

Social events 13,898

Goodie Store sales 756

Charitable donations received 6,717

Auction proceeds 7,550

Other 1,390

License Plates commissions 908



Track expenses $160,070

Social expenses 38,545

Goodie Store purchases 2,216

Slipstream costs 77,143

Concours, Rally, Sunday, Tech Sessions expenses 7,857

Other administrative expenses 9,655

Board meetings 4,156

Charitable donations 23,651



prepared by James L. Falgout (temporary treasurer)

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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor

by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor

Last month I revealed a little about my love for cars

that underwent some questionable transformations in the

80’s, and that brought up some conversations about what

constitutes a “real Porsche”. We’re an opinionated lot I’ve

found. This month Robert Turner shares a conversation he

had with another enthusiast at one of our fine events and

that opens the door on my article this month.

So what is a real Porsche? Does it need to have a flat six

to qualify? Should only cars with the engine in the back be let

into the club? Should they even have automatic transmissions,

cup holders and backup cameras? We’ve heard things said in

fun like: Oh, the 914 doesn’t count, it was developed with

VW. Your 944 is nice, but it isn’t a real Porsche. And why

oh why do we need an SUV from our favorite manufacturer?

I’ve driven on of those SUV’s, a Turbo Macan, and I can

confirm that not only does it have the crest on the hood, it

has the soul inside. And while I’m still holding out judgement

on the Taycan, I think we can trust the folks in Stuttgart

to keep real Porsches rolling out the door that we’ll enjoy

driving. They are real, and they are fabulous!

A lot has been said throughout the years of controversial

Porsches and all of the terrible mistakes the company has

made. I read an article a few years ago that aimed to find

the car that represented Porsche’s biggest failure. You

know what they decided? It was the Carrera GT. I’m not

even going to begin to parse how wrong-headed that is,

but I do think it points out something very interesting. If

that beautiful and very potent car is considered the biggest

failure the company has made, they are doing pretty well.

I can’t think of another mainstream manufacturer that can

come close to that.

My day job is branding and design and Porsche is such

an interesting study, on many levels. Their core product is

eight generations old, and made its debut in 1963 and

launched in 1964. Some perspective: the Ford Mustang

also debuted in 1964. It has had six generations, but one of

those was the Mustang II. It was based on the Pinto, so

there’s that. Ford is making a Mustang based electric crossover,

the Mach E. I can’t count the wrong. We call it brand

dilution. It might be a great car but imagine if Porsche had

named the Cayenne the 911 Xtra. Shudder. The Corvette

has had seven generations, beginning in 1953. Not only

does the new one have the engine in the back (okay,

middle), it just doesn’t look like a Corvette to me at all. But

a Porsche still looks like a Porsche. Still drives like a

Porsche. So, keep the faith and enjoy the drive.

Porsche Specialists - Experienced Enthusiasts

Dealer-Like Service at Independent Prices


Excellent Service Maintenance & Repair Sales

•All Porsches’ Serviced

•Fast Turnaround Times

•Same Day Service In Some


•Serving DFW Area For Over

14 Years

•Family Founded, Owned &


•100+ Years of Porsche Tech Experience

•11,000 sq. ft. State-Of-The-Art Facility

Equipped with the latest Diagnostic


•Comfortable Waiting Area with

Free WiFi & Coffee Bar

•Same Services and Capabilities as the


•Consignment Sales performed

on a case-by-case basis

1975 Archer Ave • Lewisville • TX 75077 • 972•317•4005

36 March

motorcar serv ces

Constant SLIPSTREAM Advertiser Since 1978























Award winning service for 40+ years

Rated “Best in Dallas” a record 3 times

Rated “Best in Texas”

Rated “Top 10 Shops in U.S.”

Rated “Best in the West” by the ROBERT BOSCH Corporation

A Better Business Bureau accredited business for 3 decades with an A + rating

The first ASE “Blue Seal of Excellence” business in Dallas

Racing background at Daytona, Sebring, and Riverside

Master Certified Technicians

BOSCH Authorized Service Center

Air conditioned shop for technician efficiency and comfort

We do not sell cars, thus we must survive on our 40+ year service reputation

See what our customers are saying about us at:









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11454 Reeder Road, Dallas TX 75229








Hiram Saunders, Slipstream

300 State St Unit 93077

Southlake TX 76092

Periodical Postage

Paid at Fort Worth, TX

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