Slipstream - June 2020

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

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Having fun while keeping your distance is most certainly possible in a Porsche.

photo by Michael Durovick


6 | Social Distancing While Driving a Porsche - Rob Turner

11 | Maverick PCA Charity: Canned Food Drive

15 | VM&M: Virtual Mavs & Mochas Baby

16 | Nerd Alert: What Does “Percent Grade” Really Mean?

19 | Maverick Marktpreis: COVID and the Porsche Market

20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: Peter Wen

24 | Wheel Wednesday: What else to do when you aren’t driving

28 | High Performance Drivers Education: The Unsung Heroes


22 | Alle Mitglieder All Member Party

22 | Maverick Concours Rescheduled

23 | Mavs & Mochas Returns!

23 | Maverick Tours Return!

29 | HPDE & Autocro future dates

29 | Autocross future dates


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)


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 (virtual - see mav.pca.org)................. (Wed) 3

Lewisville area lunch............................................................CANCELLED

Tech Session ................................................................................(Sat) 9

Mavs & Mochas: Turbo Coffee .................................................. (Sat) 13

Maverick Russell Creek Park Tour ............................................ (Sun) 14

Mav Happy Hour.......................................................................(Thu) 18

Cars & Cannoli........................................................................... (Sat) 20

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

Southlake area lunch...........................................................CANCELLED

Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 27


Mavs & Mochas: Montgomery Plaza ........................................ (Sat) 11

Tech Session ............................................................................. (Sat) 11

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

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

Cars & Cannoli........................................................................... (Sat) 18

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

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

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

On the Cover

Three of a kind filming for quarenTEENer fest.

Photograph by Scott Scheetz

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The Maverick Region started 2020 off with a bang

with record membership numbers for the second year in

a row and with new and exciting ideas for fundraising

and events for the club members, only to find us having

to come to a screeching halt because of COVID-19.

We have had a lot of firsts recently . . . some good,

and some not so good. We had to temporarily cancel

activities, indoors and out. Seeing a list of the monthly

lunches, happy hours, rallies, tours, Mavs & Mochas,

and Board meetings with a big red “CANCELLED”

stamped next to each event was heartbreaking. Even

the 2020 Porsche Parade at the National level was

cancelled. Thankfully, we were able to postpone our two

big events: the All Member Party has been rescheduled

for August 16, and the 2020 Maverick Concours will be

the weekend of September 26-27.

Despite all of this, WE ARE MAVERICKS! And we

have shown that we can make the best of a difficult

situation. We have had a lot of positives happen over the

past couple of months. We can’t have a board meeting

in person? Okay, fine. We will have it online! We had

our first virtual board meeting on Wednesday, May 6

with nearly 30 people in attendance. Board business was

conducted in a different way, but the end result was the

same; we accomplished our goals of working together

for the good of the club.

In addition, Mavs & Mochas was cancelled, but on

May 9 we had our first virtual meet from members’

driveways, garages, or front seats of their cars via

ZOOM. We had 25 people attend and there was positive

response to this new and creative way of meeting. A big

thanks to Park Place, our sponsor of the virtual Mavs &

Mochas, who gave away a $100 gift card for parts to a

lucky winner. This virtual meet could never replace our

traditional Mavs & Mochas meets - and hopefully we

2 May

Board Botschaft: Cancelled? Mavericks Make the Most of the Situation

by Jennifer Parma, Region Secretary

will never have to do this again - but it was a great way

to keep us all connected during this time.

Also, a food drive benefiting Minnie’s Food Pantry

was held in April with drive-through, no-contact drop

off. Almost 850 pounds of canned food - an all-time

Maverick high - and $500 in cash donations were

collected. The club matched the cash donations, making

it a $1,000 total cash donation to the pantry. According

to Minnie’s Food Pantry, these donations will provide

3,693 meals. Way to go, Mavs!

We have also stayed connected with members

through our Mavs & Mochas Facebook page. Members

have been getting creative with themed days of the week

pictures to stay connected. Some fun examples have been

Mug Monday, Take-out Tuesday, Wheel Wednesday,

Tailpipe Thursday, Front end Friday, Seat Saturday, and

Sunglasses Sunday. As the weeks went on, they became

more creative (ie, silly!). We have also been posting the

Slipstream advertisers on Facebook giving them even

more exposure. Please support our valued advertisers,

who especially need our business during this trying time.

We as Mavericks have proven that we can make the

best of a challenging situation. I believe we will come

out on the other side even stronger than before. Moving

forward, our meets, our lunches, our tours, etc. will be

all the more valued as we will remember the times our

events were “CANCELLED”.

Our response to COVID-19

A note from our Maverick Region President, Bill Kruder

Fellow Mavericks,

The Maverick Executive Board has worked closely

with PCA National along with local and national news

to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

As I hope you have seen in past weeks in all things we

do, first and foremost is the health and well being of our

members and their families, volunteers, and sponsors.

In this effort to Drive Friendships Safely we had to cancel

or postpone many events through the month of May.

This being said I am happy to say starting with June

we will begin to schedule our efforts once again, keeping

in mind things may look or feel different as we navigate

this “new” normal. For example, our June Mavs &

Mochas is scheduled with socially distanced cars,

every other spot. More outdoor events will occur and

other previously indoor events may be virtual. We will

continue to navigate the right blend as we go forward.

Again, I would like to emphasis feeling safe is what

is most important. Not everyone is ready to move at

the same pace so as you rejoin with other club members

be respectful with social distancing, wearing a mask is

suggested, and simply be sensitive to the opinions and

needs of others.

We will continue to update you as new details emerge.

Please check mav.pca.org for updates on our events.

Driving Friendships Safely,

William Kruder




Jimmy Gallegos

JimmyG is coming up on his sixth year as a PCA member. He has always been

a friendly face helping out at a lot of club events. You’ll always see him greeting

fellow Mavs with a handshake, fist-bump, or high-five. JimmyG knows the hard work

involved making our events such a success. He is a big part of those successes.

I knew I had big shoes to fill when I took over the Volunteer Chair from him two

years ago. Just because he was no longer the chairperson didn’t stop him from always

lending a hand when needed. Many of you have stopped by the Mavs & Mocha tent

to see what goodies are displayed on the table or to grab a donut and coffee. Well, I

want you to know that tent doesn’t set itself up. Jimmy has been the club’s point person

for picking up the support Macan from Park Place Porsche Dallas each month, loading

up the tent and table, and getting it to our locations bright and early each month.

In coordination with Mavs & Mochas, JimmyG has been the front man for our

club’s quarterly Food Drive for the North Texas Food Banks. JimmyG makes sure we

have the boxes to load up the donated dry food and canned goods and delivers them

to the food bank. If that doesn’t already sound like a lot, JimmyG recently stepped

into the Charity Chair position to deal with all of the charitable organizations that

our club partners with. These are some of the greatest examples of how our club stays

Fueled By Volunteers. Please join me in Congratulating JimmyG as our Maverick of

the Month.


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

Ted Martin


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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817-481-8342 (H)


Social Chair

Debi Kruder


Tech Sessions Co-Chair

Michael Baynton



Tech Sessions Co-Chair

Mike O’Hare


Time Trial Chair,

(AX/TT Rules)

Travis Howard



TT Registrar, AX/TT

Schools, Swap Meets

Robyn Howard



Tub Club President

George Maffey


Trivia Chair

Jerry DeFeo



Volunteers Chair

Landon Stogner



Web Site Chair

James Shoffit



Link to





Ken Chandler


2020 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative


Tuffy von Briesen



Phil Daigrepont



Brian Swope



Chris Hines



Bryan Kerrick



Doug Carroll



Dennis Halmai



William Kruder



John Showalter



Robert Handy

not listed


Leonard Zechiedrich



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4 May


Social Distancing While Driving a Porsche

by Robert Turner

photos provided by author

Back in 1999 I left behind a job to dive headfirst

into dotcom. You can probably guess the end of that

story. Dotcom turned into dot bomb and I had to pivot

jobs very quickly. The job I left had me going into an

office every day except for business travel. Dotcom

hipness had me working from home, virtually. I was

a telecommuting pioneer. To be frank, I do not know

what I would do if I had to go back into an office every

day. I suspect I would hate it.

My usual work attire is jeans and a long sleeve Porsche

t-shirt. The thought of dressing up, even just a little, turns

my stomach. Most weeks I have fifteen-plus conference

calls which are usually routine. However, over the past

several weeks as COVID-19 has become a major part

of our lives, the company I work for, like many others,

has mandated that office-bound employees adopt and

adapt to WFH a/k/a working from home. Now phone

calls include background noises like dogs and kids, and

I hear the frustration in the voices of people who have

never done this before. But it’s an experience we are all

sharing right now.

Every week I usually get out of the house by going to

the gym early, then at some point maybe running a few

errands, but with the CV-19 thing, not so much. Like

a lot of us, I’ve been cooped up in the house for days

(now weeks) on end and, no surprise, I’ve gotten stir

crazy. The weather hasn’t helped. We’ve had more than

a week of very steady, sometimes heavy rain. Every day,

same forecast: Yep, more rain. Great! But last week I

saw a break in the rain: exactly one day, a Saturday no

less. Sunday more rain. But Saturday, chilly and dry. In

other words, perfect.

My plan was to head out mid-morning and take my

usual run up to a secret bridge over the Red River, the

wet border between Texas and Oklahoma. But the more

I thought about it, the more I thought – hey, I bet other

people have been cooped up, dealing with self-isolation

and social distancing, and might need to stretch their

legs (so to speak) and do some driving. As a group

our PCA region is very socially active every weekend,

(sometimes two or three activities on the same day),

with mid-week pop-ups and a variety of other regularly

scheduled events. I figured others needed to get out of

the house and run for a bit.

I posted my idea up on our FB page and was not

surprised when many people said, “Hell Yeah.” I said

we’d practice social distancing, just wave at each other

when we arrived and then would be safely ensconced

in our cars for the rest of the trip. Many people said

they’d join, but you never really know until you go. I’d

posted up the route so everyone going would have an

idea of our general direction. I asked that everyone have

Our group of eleven found some like-minded fellow Mavericks on the trail

6 May

a full tank of gas and maybe water and snacks. I was

so happy to see the rain tail off Friday, heading into

Saturday. Perfect, the promise of a dry day.

The forecast promised clouds, but lo and behold –

the sun! Wow, a sunny day to boot - even

better. I arrived early to find the place I

told everyone to meet was blocked due to

road construction. What a great start to

the drive! Nothing like having to quickly

improvise. I asked my wife to post up on

FB a nearby location along the highway

next to where we were supposed to meet

and I added my phone number for people

to reach me just in case. There’s always

that moment when you’ve put something

together and you’re not sure if people will

show up or not, so it was a relief to see the first Porsche

arrive, then another and another. My relief turned

to excitement as it appeared there were many people

needing to get out of the house. We filled up the side of

the road, eleven Porsches strong and one BMW X5M

(the owner worried that his older 944 couldn’t keep up).

We got out of our cars, greeted each other at a distance,

maintaining our social distancing protocol, and spread

out to take photos of our assembled jelly-bean colored

cars as the drivers and passengers of other cars gawked

at the row of gleaming Porsches. Our group assembled;

it was time to hit it.

We managed to keep our social distancing by following

each other; no worries there! Everyone keeping pace, our

The Red River was uh, red -ish

string of cars stretched out over a quarter mile. I had to

manage some local traffic but kept us all together. Once

we got out in the country, we found little traffic. One

kind driver in a pick-up truck even pulled aside so we

Times like this offer perspective on who we are, on our priorities.

But it’s nice to know that we can escape, even if it’s just for a little

while, reconnect with others that share a common passion and

experience the love of driving our cars. We may be alone in our

cars, but in this case, we are together at the same time, practicing a

good measure of medically mandated social distancing – at maybe

just a few miles over the posted speed limit.

could all pass. I must admit, there may have been a time

or two (but only a time or two ;-) when we cooked it up

a bit. Just saying. We pressed deeper into the country,

the route I selected providing a good combination of

fast sweeping corners, longish straights in between

crests with good sight lines for a mile, sometimes more.

Here the string of Porsches would stretch out, giving the

engines a chance to breathe right up to red line.

As we piled on the miles, I could feel it. There is

a perceptible change and it sweeps over you. The car

helps. Man and machine, the sympathetic beating of

human and mechanical hearts. The road makes you

focus, pay closer attention to the details. It can transport

you if you let it, leaving our trials and concerns behind,

if for only a couple of hours. We turned onto a road that

leads across the river, the border between two states.

There is a sight line of almost two miles down a hill

before the bridge. I saw clear road ahead. I may have

gone just slightly above the speed limit, just a smidge. In

the distance I can start to make out a red car shape on

the left side of the bridge and I can also see some tiny

stick figures near the car. I must admit, I lifted. Then I

realized it was Porsche people waiting to cheer us on, so

I punched it again, giving them a show. We roared past

them in a blurred whoosh of sound, color, and speed.

A brief stop to meet and greet the Porsche people and

then we were back at it, a little more relaxed on the

return. Cars peeled off as they needed gas or headed

home in other directions. The final two cars, my 981

Cayman S and a 951, drove the last few miles together

before we finally parted ways. I don’t know about you,

but I needed that. It helped me reconnect to . . . me.

And every once in a while, that blast in the country is

just what the doctor ordered. Pulling into the garage, I

turned the key and the great beast of an engine stilled. I

let out a long slow breath too. I feel good after a drive

like that. Just the right amount of edge, adrenaline, and

seat time.

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10 May

Welcome Our New Mavericks!

by Becky and Tom Gomer, Region Membership Chairs

New Members April 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

Nathaniel Alvarez Irving 1998 Boxster

Frank Arthurs Benbrook 2007 911 Carrera S

Gregg Cashen Lantana 2015 911 Turbo S

Ethan Collamer Irving 2014 Boxster

Scott Farrell Frisco 2018 911 GT3

Hunter Ferrell Colleyville 2007 911 Carrera 4S

Robert Fletcher Rockwall 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Jim Franklin Fort Worth 2001 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Ivan Gomez Plano 1999 911 Carrera

Sam Greene Dallas 1987 911 Carrera Targa

Don Haven (Cindy Carroll) Hickory Creek 2008 Boxster

Mary Hermann Dallas 2002 911 Turbo

Angie Hochheiser Frisco 1998 Boxster

Stan Hulen Prosper 2008 Boxster S

Von Keomaxay Mansfield 2005 911 Carrera

Daniel Kinney Dallas 2012 911 Carrera S

Chuck Lehocky McKinney 2016 Cayman GT4

Christian Leitenberger (Birgit) Frisco 2013 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Renee Massengill (Tim) Argyle 2006 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Travis Raulston Tyler 2002 911 Turbo

John Roberts Dallas 2018 718 Cayman GTS

Bobby Ross (Jane) Murphy 2013 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Dane Ruhnau Wichita Falls 2006 911 Carrera S

Porfirio Sison Dallas 2002 911 Carrera

Patrick Voeller McKinney 2006 911 Carrera 4S

Allen Whitlock Jr. Arlington 2011 Cayenne S

Nathan Wooten (Caroline) Wichita Falls 2013 Boxster S

Transfers In

Christopher & Tera Baratta McKinney (from SDO) 2016 Boxster G

2016 Macan Turbo

Brian E. Chinnock Dallas (from RED) 2018 718 Boxster

Jessica & Rick Shapard Mansfield (from ORC) 2015 911 Carrera S

Michael Hamill Allen (from ORC) 2012 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Richard & Wendy Hoffer (from LST) 2002 911 Carrera

Chuck Lehocky McKinney (from LST) 2016 Cayman GT4

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

Maverick Membership Statistics as of May 1

Primary Members: 2113 Affiliate Members: 1028 Total Membership: 3141


Mavericks PCA Charity: Canned Food Drive

by Jimmy Gallegos, Region Charity Chair

photo provided by author

On April 22, 2020, we held a

canned food drive to benefit Minnie’s

Food Pantry (MFP) in Plano. MFP

provides healthy meals, educational

resources, and red-carpet treatment to

those in need, and has distributed over

10 million meals. Due to the current

Covid-19 pandemic, all nonprofits

are rapidly depleting their stock to

serve the community. MFP has been

featured on local and national news for

their successful efforts in giving back

to the community. We were fortunate

to be partnered with Zoya Jackson

from MFP who helped us through the

process. They do an excellent job!

Despite the heavy rain in the

forecast, several Maverick members

showed up. We were able to collect 843

pounds of canned food and collected

$500.00 in cash donations, which

was matched by the Maverick Region,

resulting in a $1,000.00 donation.

Between the canned food and cash

donations, MFP can provide meals for

3,693 people! This is by far our best

effort to give back to the community

through our canned food activities.

Helping with the process that

day were Bob and Ann Molyneux,

Mike O’Hare, Bill and Debi Kruder,

Phyllis Gallegos and Jimmyg Gallegos,

Charity Chair, charity@mavpca.org .

Due to the situation created by the

current CV pandemic we will host

more canned food drives to help as

the need continues to rise across our


The Maverick Region Charity

group is engaged in five different

charity activities:

• American Heart Association

• Canned Food Drives

• HOPE House

• National Breast Cancer

Awareness Foundation

• Patriot Paws – “PORSCHE”

is the name of our sponsored dog

Thank you Mavs for making a

difference and making this canned

food drive our best effort ever!

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14 May

VM&M: Virtual Mavs & Mochas Baby!!!

by Patrick Carmichael

photos provided by Tom & Becky Gomer and Mike O’Hare

It was awesome! It was so cool to just

pop on and see everyone (more than 25

people)! Lots of cool garages, lots of great

collectibles, lots of all things Porsche!

And best of all lots of great friends... but

let’s go back to the beginning.

Ok, it’s 8:25am; find the meeting

info on Facebook Mavs and Mochas...

go to my computer, pull up the browser,

type in “www.zoom.us”, got it. Click

on JOIN MEETING, now type in

the meeting ID number listed on the

Facebook M&M info and “PING” and

I’m in!!! It’s 8:30am and everyone is

here! That was so easy! Everyone said,

“ hello!”... the gathering was on!!!

This was a medicine for our

quarantined souls. We had the M&M

faithfuls, we had some new faces, we

had some former Mavericks who had

moved across country logged in, some

who popped in just to say hi and see

everybody and, thanks to Park Place,

we all got a number as we logged

in. At 9:30am Bill Kruder and Debi

assigned Landon’s son, Corbin to pick

a number. He chose 9, Derrick Tate!!!

Derrick got a $100 gift certificate for

parts or Porsche stuff from Park Place

Porsche and Patrick Huston, General

Manager!!! Lotsa fun!

Turns out you can login to the

Virtual M&M just as easy on your cell

phones. We all accompanied Peter Wen

as he drove over to The Nest Cafe to

join another group of seven Porsche

faithful to join us online together. More

virtual gathering awesomeness! This

certainly sets a precedent for future

Porsche meetups to

all be virtually

connected all over

the world.

scan the qr code to see

the recording!


16 May

Nerd Alert: What Does “Percent Grade” Really Mean?

by Carey Spreen, Certified Nerd

At some point in your life you may have wondered what those

“6% Grade” or “8% Grade” signs you see on steeply inclined

roads really mean, and how they correlate to the angle of the slope

in degrees – I know I have! If you haven’t ever wondered that, you

may just want to stop reading this right now. Math ahead!

Thanks to those of you who are still reading, thank you – I

hope you’ll find it interesting.

About a year ago I signed up for one of the 90-minute sessions

at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, where you can drive a

model of your choice (and sometimes two models of your choice)

to get a feel for how they perform on various courses. The session

I took was the Cayenne Off-Road Experience, because I own a

2008 base Cayenne and am interested in exploring the unpaved

portions of Texas and elsewhere. I also would like to get other

Cayenne owners interested in the same thing, perhaps putting on

off-road (or at least unpaved) tours to interesting destinations.

Anyway, the Cayenne Off-Road session consists of about an

hour on the paved courses (1-mile road course, slick track, kick

plate, and wet skidpad) and the last half hour on a custom-made

off-road section, which featured a 50-degree concrete staircase

to climb, as well as a 70-degree hard-packed dirt slope to climb

and then descend down the other side. The Cayenne (the one I

got to drive was a 2019 Turbo with the 541-hp turbo 4.8-liter

V8 – all I could say was “wow”) handled the staircase climb with

no problem, but when we got to the 70-degree slope, I hesitated,

because it looked like a vertical wall from where I sat, plus it

didn’t have off-road tires, or even all-season tires – it had lowprofile

performance summer tires on 21-inch wheels. However,

my coach told me to take it slowly and drive straight up to the

top, so I trusted him and did just that. The Cayenne handled it

like a drive to the grocery store.

However, at the top, there was an equally steep slope back

down, which was there to show how

the Cayenne’s descent control feature

worked. You put it in descent mode,

then tell it at what speed you want to

descend (in 1-mph increments), give

it a little gas, and it takes care of the

rest. My coach had set it for 3 mph,

10% Grade - 5.7 degrees

and once we started down the hill, the

Cayenne maintained that speed all

the way down to where it leveled out.

I didn’t touch the brake or accelerator

20% Grade - 11.3 degrees

pedals; all I had to do was steer. An

interesting feature for sure.

Anyway, this got me wondering

how this 70-degree slope would

appear as a “XX% Grade” sign on

mountain roads. As I’m sure you

know, the percent grade is calculated

as the vertical rise (or drop) of the

slope divided by the horizontal

Visual Representation of % Grade vs. Angle

100% Grade - 45 degrees 275% Grade - 70 degrees

distance covered, expressed as a percentage. For example, if a

slope is such that my altitude increases (or decreases) by 1 foot

for every 20 feet of horizontal distance that I travel, that comes

to 1/20 = 0.05, which is 5%. If I rise (or drop) 1 foot for every 10

feet of horizontal travel, that’s a 10% grade. If you take that to

an extreme, ascending (or descending) 1 foot for every 1 foot of

horizontal travel, that’s a 100% grade.

However, you have probably realized that 1 foot up and 1 foot

forward results in only a 45 degree angle, and that’s the clue as to

how percent grade and degree of slope are related: trigonometry!

If you took any trigonometry classes, you may recall the terms

sine, cosine, and tangent. If your memory is really good, you might

even remember the memory aid SOHCAHTOA, which keeps track

of which sides of a right triangle apply to calculating the sine, cosine,

and tangent of an angle. The TOA part means “tangent = opposite

/ adjacent,” which directly applies to our sloping mountain road.

For a roadway, the opposite side is the vertical distance, and the

adjacent side is the horizontal distance. So since the tangent of the

angle is the percent of the slope, the inverse tangent (or arctan) of

the percent of the slope is the angle of the slope.

Using our handy-dandy scientific calculator, which is an

accessory on every Windows PC, entering 45 degrees and clicking

the “tan” button yields a result of 1, which is 100%. By the same

token, entering a 1, then clicking “Inv” and then “tan” (i.e.

inverse tangent or arctan) produces a 45. Just remember that to

calculate smaller percent grades, be sure to divide the percent

number by 100 to express it as a decimal amount.

Going back to our previous examples, that 5% grade is a pitiful

2.86-degree angle. Similarly, a 10% grade is a 5.71-degree angle.

Doesn’t sound like much, and any Porsche can climb those slopes

without even breathing hard, but an 80,000-lb semi really struggles

with even just that 2.86-degree slope, as anyone who has been

stuck behind a loaded 18-wheeler on

mountain road can attest.

Which brings us back to those

slopes at the Porsche Experience

Center. That 55-degree staircase

turns out to be a 143% grade, and

the 70-degree slope would be signed

as a 275% grade if you were ever to

encounter one on the highway.

So in theory, what percent grade

is a 90-degree angle? Well, our

scientific calculator tells us that an

89-degree slope is a 5,729% grade,

and an 89.9-degree slope is a

57,729% grade, so what does that

mean for our vertical wall? The

calculator says that it’s undefined,

in other words, infinity. Sorry, but

not even a Cayenne Turbo can

handle that one . . .



18 May

Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:

Maverick Marktpreis: COVID & the Porsche Market

by Peter Wen

This pandemic crisis hit us like a ton of bricks. The

stock market crashed. Most of us are under stay-at-home

orders. What does this mean for the Porsche market?

Well, like most complicated things in life, it depends.

Porsche new car deliveries fell 20.2% YoY during the

first quarter. Per Manheim Auction, pre-owned prices across

all automotive brands have fallen 10% in recent weeks.

However, Bring A Trailer (BAT), a popular Porsche auction

site, reported its heaviest traffic day and week ever in April.

On May 3, BAT had 52 Porsches for auction, compared to

32 Porsches back on April 3, a 62% increase. Even with the

influx of P-cars for sale, hammer prices have been mostly in

line with the Excellence price guide. No Porsche fire sale here.

1974 911 Targa

Sold for $28,000, $1,400 buyer fee

95k miles Shown, TMU

2.7L Flat Six

Five-Speed Manual

Guards Red / Black Leather

A recent Haggerty article by John Wiley provided

great insights into how various factors impact the

classic car market. For example, the stock market and

unemployment may influence the sub-$100,000 classic

car segment greatly, but they matter little for the Concours

d’Elegance $1M+ gems. The article concluded that, short

term, there’s no reason to sell. Instead, it might be a good

time to buy.

Well, there you have it. Start pouring over those

classifieds and see what you can find. To get your thinking

juices flowing, below is a list of recent sales, over the first

half of April. From second-gen 911 to 987 Cayman S,

and everything in between, all sold for under $30k.

Modified 2002 Boxster S

Sold for $17,000, $850 buyer fee

48k miles

3.4L Flat-Six

Six-Speed Manual

Guards Red / Black / Black

1978 911SC Targa

Sold for $27,700, $1,385 buyer fee

159k miles

Black / Black

3.0L Flat-Six

915 Five-Speed

Black / Black

2002 911 Carrera 4S

Sold for $29,250, $1,463 buyer fee

55k miles

3.6L Flat-Six

Six-Speed Manual

Arctic Silver / Black

1983 944

Sold for $7,300, $365 buyer fee

40k miles Shown, TMU

2.5L Inline-Four

Five-Speed Manual

Guards Red / Tan

2004 Cayenne Turbo

Sold for $26,200, $1,310 buyer fee

7k miles

Twin-Turbo 4.5L V8

Six-Speed Automatic

Lapis Blue Metallic, Sand Beige Leather

1989 928 S4

Sold for $26,000, $1,300 buyer fee

66k miles Shown

5.0L DOHC V8

Four-Speed Automatic

Linen Grey Metallic / Maroon

2007 911 Carrera S

Sold for $28,350 + $1,418 buyer fee

81k miles

3.8-Liter Flat-Six

6-Speed Manual

Arctic Silver / Black Leather

1992 968 Cabriolet

Sold for $16,212, $811 buyer fee

64k miles

3.0L DOHC Inline-Four

Six-Speed Manual

Coral Red Metallic / Cashmere / Black

2007 Cayman S

Sold for $24,501, $1,225 buyer fee

40k miles

3.4L Flat-Six

Six-Speed Manual

Guards Red / Black

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Coffee, Cars & Conversation

by Bill Kruder

photos provided by author

So needless to say, I talk to a lot

of people. Debi says I’ve never met

a stranger; the kids think I could be

Mayor. So I don’t always recall where

we first met, so I had to ask. Well of

course it was around cars. Matter of

fact we first met at the Classic BMW

C&C in Plano. Apparently I was

walking through the Porsche aisle, as

he was, and we connected to say hi.

As he remembers it, I didn’t have my

car there; I had driven our BMW for

“service” that day, which was code

for “you get to get there late and

park behind the service drive.” As

they say, be nice to those valet guys

and they will be nice to you. So

apparently we chat up about our

cars and he’s all in, having just

joined the club, and with that, our

friendship has grown.

So here is my first virtual zoom

interview and the next in my

series of “conversations” I would

like to share with you:

Peter Wen, member since 2016

Owner, 2011 Turbo S Cab

Bill Kruder: So where are you from?

Peter Wen: I was actually born

and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and

didn’t move here until I was 14.

BK: And I understand there is a

story about why you moved here

when you were 14?

PW: Well kind of. I’m the number

five kid, and youngest, in my

family, as a matter of fact by like

some 20-25 years. In Taiwan it is felt

that if you have an American college

education you can get a better job.

So my dad decided that, better yet, if

you go to high school AND college,

you could really do well.

BK: So he just sent you here as a


PW: (Laughing) Kind of, but I had three

older sisters here already, so it wasn’t

like I was going to be living alone in LA.

20 May

BK: So you move to LA at 14 but you

end up in Rochester, NY?

PW: Exactly. That’s kind of funny in

hindsight now. So when I got to LA I

didn’t speak much English if any, so

all the kids I started to hang around

with were Chinese. Well my dad

found out and he quickly told me

that he didn’t send me to America

to hang out with Chinese kids

(laughing). So about six months later

my dad had me move to Rochester,

New York, actually Pittsford, NY.

It’s a small town about 6-7 miles

southeast of Rochester, where I had

another sister living.

BK: So you went to high school there,

and what about college?

PW: For college I didn’t stray too far. I

attended University of Buffalo (State

University of New York) which is

only about 75-90 minutes east.

BK: What’s your degree in?

PW: My undergrad is Electrical

Engineering and my Masters is in

Mechanical Engineering.

BK: Once you had your degree did

you ever go back home to work?

PW: No, as a matter of fact I didn’t

leave the area. My first job out of

college was with NYNEX. I worked

on the telephone network for

residential and business customers. I

did that for about 3-½ years.

BK: I know you finally moved and

spent a good amount of years in


PW: I did, or I should say, we did, as

it was Kristen’s job that took us to

Detroit. She was promoted by GM.

She’s an Industrial Engineer and we

moved for her job, so I was the

trailing spouse. That’s when I

started with Ameritech, which

was SBC, and which is now


BK: So how did you get here to


PW: Well after about 13 years in

Detroit I was offered a promotion

with what is now AT&T in

Dallas, so at that point Kristen

became the trailing spouse. As

luck would have it, GM allowed

her to continue working from

home, so in a way, that made it

kind of easy. So on July 4, 2013

we found ourselves living in


BK: Fair to say you and Kristen

come from far different places -

how did you meet?

PW: That’s an understatement

(laughing). Here I traveled some

8,000 miles to get there and she

really never had left Buffalo.

However, we met our junior year in

college. It was summer school and

we both were taking some random

math class. So, I see her and I ask her

to go for wings (yes, Buffalo wings).

She says “no.” Later I find out she’s

a vegetarian (laughing). Then I ask

her for ice cream and she says “no.”

Then I think after 2-3 times of striking out, she

proposed we go out. So we do, and the funny

thing was I had this Korean friend in the class

too, a girl, and Kristen thought that she was

my girlfriend and couldn’t figure out why I was

hitting on her (laughing). I think it worked out

OK. That was 1992; we married in 1998 and

now have two kids: Nicole, 19, and Tyler, 17.

BK: Let’s talk cars. What was your first car?

PW: Easy! That was an ‘86 Mazda 323, a

three-door hatchback; I drove that through

high school and college.

BK: Then what?

PW: My first NEW car was a 1995 Grand Prix;

remember Kristen worked for GM (smiling).

BK: So why the Porsche brand now?

PW: When I was a kid I remember seeing what I think was

a 911 SC just parked on the street and I loved it.

BK: So when did you get your first Porsche?

PW: Well we had always been living in cold climates with

ice and snow, so it never seemed feasible to own a sports

car and just store it half the year. So about 4-5 years ago

over dinner we were talking and I said I’d like to get

Peter and Bill share a post covid-era video conference interview. Hopefully we get back to

some in person events soon.

that Porsche, as we now can enjoy it. Well I don’t recall

Kristen hesitating, and she said “do it!” That’s how the

2014 Cayman came about.

BK: And how did the Turbo come about?

PW: I’m always looking just to look, and one day I saw

on Porsche.com this Turbo in Buffalo (crazy, right?) at

Northtown Porsche. Well heck, that dealer is right next

to the college campus. So I started inquiring more to find

out that the car was purchased there but immediately

shipped to Florida. Turns out the original owner was

from Buffalo but now lived and worked in Florida and

would buy and trade his cars here. Well I go back and

forth with the dealership checking stuff out, and finally

the dealer says “are you going to buy this car or not?”


BK: Fair to say you have this interest in Legos?

PW: I guess you could say that (smiling). It started of

course with the kids growing up. We would buy them

Legos, but then they got tired of them, and one day I

decided to sell some on eBay. Let’s just say I was shocked

at the number of people interested in Legos, so as I

continued to do some research, I discovered there is like

this whole used or vintage Lego market out there. So now

it’s turned into little hobby for me of buying and selling

them just for the fun of it.

BK: Well if I can ask, how many sets do you have?

PW: It varies, and of course the size of the sets vary too,

but I have probably some 500-700 sets right now.

And there you have it: 40 minutes of zoom chat and we

are continuing to Drive Friendships!



22 May



Wheel Wednesday: What else to do when you aren’t driving

forward by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor

If you don’t frequent the Maverick

Facebook pages, then you might be

missing out. Club President Bill Kruder

likes to send us on photo assignments from

time to time. Witness Wheel Wednesday. I

think the criteria is owning the vehicle in

the photo, so I’m going to need to see your

papers for that scooter Bill Bradley.

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High Performance Driver Education: The Unsung Heroes

by Craig Janssen, Chief Driving Coach

When most people think of a

Maverick PCA HPDE Track Day or

a PCA Club Race, they think of fast

cars, fast driving, and fun.

And all of this is true. But it’s the

people behind the scenes that make

these great club events possible: the

team of people keeping drivers safe

on the track.

No racetrack event can occur

without the help and hard work

of corner workers. This committed

Thank you to all our corner

workers. We look forward to

seeing you again at the track

when this crisis has passed, and

we can meet again safely.

and diligent group of people arrives

early in the morning and spends the

entire day standing at the corners

of the racetrack at their flagger

stations. Rain, sun, hot or cold,

they are the driver’s safety net.

They warn drivers when there is

a slippery patch out on the track.

They let us know when a car has

had an off-track excursion after

overcooking a corner - and is now

easing back onto the track. They

are the wielders of the dreaded

black flag, telling you to come into

the pits to explain why you were

driving a little out of control. And

they are the first people on the scene

if you get into trouble.

They are the most important

people at a track event - they truly

are our safety net.

Covid-19 has completely shut

down PCA track events in our

region and we won’t be on track

again until the fall. This means that

the income that some of the corner

workers rely on has disappeared.

David Hodges is a volunteer on

our Maverick HPDE Track Day

coaching team and is also the cochair

of the Maverick PCA Club

Race team. He realized the impact

this crisis was having on our corner

workers and reached out to a

couple of our volunteers to suggest

that we establish a Go Fund Me

fund raiser to thank our corner

workers for their deep commitment

to our program. The Maverick

PCA track driving community

was eager to show support of our

corner workers, and we raised

$7,265.00 in a little over a week.

Bill Kruder (Maverick PCA Club

President) had been following what

we were doing and let us know the

Club would like to also help. We

closed out the fund raiser last week

with $8,500.00. It was incredibly

encouraging to see the generosity of

our PCA driving group!

But then the generosity

multiplied. A number of the corner

workers asked us to give their

portion to others in the corner

worker group who they felt had

greater need - genuine community

in action.

A special note from the editor:

Six years ago day after tomorrow at

Pennington Field, according to a photo

I’ve saved to commemorate, I tried my

hand at my first autocross and scared

the life out of some corner workers

after I mis-read the cones and headed

toward them instead. My instructor

gently suggested that I readjust and

crisis was averted. I’d like to take this

opportunity to apologize and thank you

for your professionalism. Thank you.

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The winner of the trivia contest receives a $25 gift

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Here are the questions and qnswers for the April 2020

Trivia. We went with trivia dealing with 914 history

items. The winner this month, being the only person to

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a. Ferdinand Piech b. Ernst Fuhrmann c. Heinrich Klie

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was started in August of 1966, there are papers in

the Porsche AG Historical Archives that say

“914, Model 1, _______, 19__ , Design”.

a. Feb, 1963 b. July, 1963 c. August, 1964 d. June, 1965

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a. Germany b. France c. USA d. Great Britain

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4. The first 914 prototype was presented on ___________.

a. March 1, 1968 b. April 1, 1968 c. Oct 16, 1968

d. Jan 3, 1969

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_914

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of _____.

a. 0.35 b. 0.36 c. 0.37 d. 0.38

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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor

by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor

As I write this, it seems like some of us are beginning

to reemerge from under our rocks, pasty and bleary-eyed,

blinking the world back into focus. Dates are beginning

to filter on to the club calendar without blaring red

“cancelled” warnings. Many remain cautious, but look

forward to letting down their guard and getting back to

the new normal. I think that’s a phrase we might get really

tired of hearing. Eerily enough it also happens to be a

song by Robby Heckt that Siri has just picked for me to

listen to. Like right now as I’m typing this. (I’m still trying

to figure out how Google or Amazon or Apple knows

what I’m typing, scary) Surely that was coincidence right?

Do you think it’s a coincidence that we have so many

retro-inspired production cars these days? Were the older

cars really that much more interesting or is it something

else? I don’t want to get all philosophical and boomer about

it but if you look at our automotive past, cars were usually

about looking forward. Art Deco, Jet Age and Wedge

car designs were futuristic in their time. Of course that

continues today with super and hypercar manufacturers

constantly outdoing each other with amazing shapes and

forms. Look at the more pedestrian cars today and you’ll

see that they tend to look very similar again even though

all of the fake vents and grills and exhaust pipes designers

added to differentiate and add some character. Chryslers

look like Bentlys, Teslas and Mazdas bear more than a

passing resemblance, and virtually all the new Audis look

the same to me and I drive one. Looking back through

recent history though, cars inspired by cars of the past have

been with us since the 90’s. Some figuratively like the PT

Cruiser or the SSR, some more directly pulling from the

equity of nostalgia like the New Beetle, Challenger and Ford

GT. Some manufacturers did it quite effectively like Mini,

and some did not. I’m looking at you Ford, the 2002-2005

Thunderbird was not your best work. Is there a reason that

we’re looking backwards for “newness” these days?

For many of us of a certain age, new should be kind of

like it used to be only better. Have you seen what we are

willing to pay for a resto-modded car from the 70’s? It’s

too bad we can’t do the same for 2020 isn’t it? I’d

contribute to that, but I don’t think we’ll have that luxury.

Times they are a-changin’, but know that your Maverick

Region will adapt to the new normal without losing the

past. Kind of like what Porsche has done. Coincidence? I

think not. So keep it clean and ready, we’ll be able to

‘enjoy the drive’ together again soon.

36 May

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