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The ladies of Maverick PCA come together to support each other
and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
photo by Michael Durovick
7 | National Breast Cancer Foundation: Janelle Hail
8 | Porsche, It’s not just a car, it’s the experience: Pier Burgess
13 | My Story About Breast Cancer: Phyllis Gallegos
14 | Did Somebody Say “Road Trip?”: Joann Talty
16 | Driver Profile: Dawn Marie Gray
17 | Autocross Series: Event 7, Lone Star Park
19 | Maverick Marktpreis: Porsche Rennbow
20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: Fran Ussery
24 | Maverick Forever Friendships: Wendy Shoffit
25 | From Autocross to Parade to Scenic Drives: Linda Wilkins
26 | My 18-Year Love Affair with My 968: Pam Carson
27 | Club Racing: Stress Reliever by Irene Kieweg
28 | Maverick’s Virtual Happy Hour: Teri & Mike Mahoney
29 | How Mav PCA has Affected My Life: Linda Bambina
30 | The Red Car: Betty Perrine
33 | My Start with Mavs Breast Cancer Philanthropy: Julia Cleath
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
36 | Porsche Trivia
34 | Advertiser Index
34 | Anniversaries
38 | Oversteer (Guest 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
Mav Virtual Board Meeting....................................................... (Wed) 7
Mavs & Mochas: NBCF Frisco..................................................... (Sat) 10
Mav Happy Hour: Jose on Lovers Lane.....................................(Thu) 15
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 17
Maverick “Texas Showdown” Club Race & Solo DE........(Sat-Sun) 17-18
Autocross: Challenge Cup #9 .................................................. (Sun) 18
Halloween Rally........................................................................ (Sat) 31
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 31
Mav Virtual Board Meeting....................................................... (Wed) 4
Autocross: Challenge Cup #10 ...................................................(Sun) 8
Maverick Patriot Paws Tour .........................................................(Sun) 8
Mavs & Mochas: Historic Granbury Square............................... (Sat) 14
HPDE: Motorsport Ranch..............................................(Sat-Sun) 14-15
Mav Happy Hour.......................................................................(Thu) 19
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 21
Tech Tactics West: Eastvale, CA......................................(Sat-Sun) 21-22
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee..................................... (Sat) 28
On the Cover
Maverick Cancer survivors and a few of their
friends at the headquarters for the NBCF.
Photograph by Michael Durovick
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Board Botschaft: Midnight Mental Musings
by Olga Taylor, Interim Region Secretary
Let’s face it: love for Porsche is often misunderstood
by those who view cars as mere transportation.
Maverick events provide a unique time to fellowship
with like-minded Porsche lovers and we miss each other.
In the absence of time together, I will fill you in
on things you might hear at a Maverick PCA event.
When I asked members to reveal what Porsche
things keep them up at night, 63 members
shared their midnight mental musings.
Not surprising, anticipation of the next mechanical
issue accounted for one-fourth of Mav concerns. While
some fear a dreaded IMS issue, an equal number worry
about bore scoring. Then, there is the conundrum
of replacing the timing belt or changing oil ahead of
schedule. Regarding the “check engine” icon that was
posted, my Dad would remind us that vintage cars don’t
have such fine messaging. Indeed, one vintage owner
simply prays that fuel will reach the carburetor. Still, I
am in full agreement in the need to be proactive.
On a happier note, Mavericks dream about our next
Porsche(s) a lot. Whether trading up or thinking of
owning the ultimate PCar, members love to talk about
Porsches. In all cases, addition is considered better than
subtraction. Naturally, every Mav event includes talk
about the next mod to make things better. I send a
special shout-out to the member who worries about oil
leaking from his Ferrari onto his Porsche. Oh, the places
we can go when dreaming about our next Porsche.
Honorable mention must be given to the member
whose new baby keeps him up, literally. A few shared
ZERO concerns related to Porsche, but someone loses
sleep because of binge watching Gunsmoke. I share a
concern regarding tornados as shared by one member.
This non-scientific report on the midnight mental
musings of members is written for those who miss our
time together at Maverick PCA events.
MAV OF THE MONTH:
Chantel is going on her fourth year with the PCA. Over that time she has been helpful at
several of our club events. She has affectionately become known as our Northern Roads
Scout for the construction updates and county sheriff hideouts on some of our favorite Collin
County Farm-to-Market roads. We can always count on Chantel to help us make sure we
have at least one Panamera at our car events. She’ll give “Zara” (yes, women name their cars
too) a quick bath, sometimes in the dark, just so she’s looking her best at the morning events.
Chantel’s love of animals has played a big part for our club. She recently joined JimmyG’s
Charity Team to help out with our partnership with Patriot Paws. She helps keep tabs on our
club sponsored Service Dog, “Porsche,” and is currently working with their leaders on a
lunch and tour of the training facility in Rockwall, TX. This event will include a driving tour
ending at the training facility, lunch, and T-shirt, so be on the lookout for more details. This
is another one of those great reminders of how our club stays Fueled By Volunteers. Please
join me in congratulating Chantel as our Maverick of the Month.
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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
Marketing, Web Chair
Beckie & Tom Gomer
Monthly Social Chair
Claudia & Jeff Reynolds
PCA Tours Co-Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair
PCA Junior Ambassador
Ginger & Tom Heuerman
Registrar, Club Race
Slipstream Content Editor
Slipstream Event Ad Design
Special Events Chair
Tech Sessions Co-Chair
Tech Sessions Co-Chair
Tub Club President
Web Site Chair
COVID Communications Chair
2020 PCA Zone 5 Presidents and Zone Representative
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ZONE 5 REP
National Breast Cancer Foundation
by Janelle Hail, NBCF CEO
photos provided by Michael Durovick
One of the most fun days I
remember was taking a spin in a
newly purchased Porsche 944, a car I
had dreamed of owning for years. My
Janelle Hail with son Kevin Hail
husband, Neal, and I loved driving the
champagne-colored Porsche with its
classic design and sleek lines. One day
I backed the Porsche out of the tightly
packed garage when I heard the heartcrushing
sound of metal scraping past
a bookcase that jutted out too far. In
one minute, I scraped a line of paint
off the side of our car. I tried to
patch up the scrape with touchup
paint, but it was a job that
only a pro could handle.
Isn’t that the way life
happens sometimes? Things
are going your way, and life
changes in one moment in
time. As a 34-year old wife and
mother of three sons, breast
cancer unexpectedly swiped me
off my feet. What could have
been a destructive force in my
life led to an open door that
fulfilled a vision born from the
heart, to help others in need.
Eleven years after breast cancer,
Neal and I founded the National
Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
I transitioned from a stay-at-home
mom to the CEO of NBCF in 1991
to give help and hope to women with
breast cancer who have no money or
insurance. That dream of the heart
became a reality.
Today women are acutely aware
of the importance of early detection.
Thank you, Maverick Region of the
Porsche Club of America, for helping
us reach women with life-saving
information. Your pink ribbon Porsche
t-shirt fundraiser will give hope and
comfort to many breast cancer patients
through our Hope Kit program.
Within 30 years, NBCF has become
a leader among non-profit breast cancer
organizations. Two years ago, Neal
passed away, but our vision for NBCF
continues. Our son, Kevin Hail,
President and COO of NBCF works
diligently with me and our skilled staff
to offer services for needy women.
Porsche, It’s not just a car, it’s the experience!
by Pier Burgess
No other car has such a tumultuous history, racing spirit,
artistic craftsmanship, and innovation as the Porsche. This
is what has drawn us to love and learn about these iconic
cars, and this is what also led my husband and me to find
and join the Maverick Region PCA Club.
In 2008 my husband Glenn and I bought our first
Porsche, a Carrera S. But it was not until we purchased
our 2013 911 Carrera S that we really began to appreciate
the cultural significance of these cars. Our fascination and
love of Porsches has grown ever since. Since Glenn and I
have become members of the Maverick Region of PCA,
we have met so many wonderful people. It has been such a
positive influence in both our lives. Its members are diverse
in their interests and personalities, and the passion for their
cars resonates on and off the roadways. Maverick Region
members will never hesitate to pass along their experiences,
history, and knowledge they have gained while being care
takers of their fabulous cars. Their enthusiasm is contagious.
If not for the Mavericks, we would never have participated
in the local car shows and Concours events. We never
would have experienced the excitement of the Hill Country
Rallye in Kerrville, or spied Wayne Carini at the Concours
at Amelia Island. It felt great to be confident enough to
talk with car owners about their vehicles, and we learned
so much more. Our Maverick friends did not hesitate in
sharing tips or warning us about areas that might lead us
astray in our searches for that special car. For that we are
very grateful. I never imagined I would want to crawl under
the belly of a car with a flashlight looking for rust or the
excessive use of bondo, or even checking out door gaps or
deciphering engines. I did buy a miniature engine kit just to
learn about the parts of a motor and how it all works. Yes, I
did make it run! We traveled from one end of the country to
the other visiting sellers and dealers and watching auctions,
looking at cars, enjoying our time together in anticipation
of what we might find. Imagine my surprise as I watched
my husband using the translator to speak with a technician
from Stuttgart, Germany, and researching parts from the UK
and leathers from Italy! This all due to the friendships and
comradery of the Mavericks.
We are still the proud owners of our 2013 911 Carrera
S. I love those spirited drives. There are also times when we
like to slow down and smell the flowers. For those times,
we love to drive our iconic 356s: our ‘61 T5 and our ‘62
T6 D’Ieteren Roadster, and we can’t forget our steady and
sturdy ‘64 356 SC. We are always ready to hit the road. Our
kids and grandkids love the cars as well. Many a weekend
is spent rubbing little fingerprints from the car doors, the
steering wheel, and windows from the grandchildren who
beg for rides and want to hear the engine roar and imagine
themselves as Speed Racer!
Even now in these unusual times, our Mavericks leadership
has kept our spirits high. We still enjoy the comradery of
virtual happy hours, weekend rallies, and Mavs & Mochas.
Smaller gatherings for Pop Ups add relief to those feeling pent
up. But most of all, in times where there are many people in
need, or people must quarantine themselves, the Mavericks
community service activities are so critical. The continuous
food and advocacy donation drives help ease much needed
voids in our community. The Mavericks also support the
fight against Breast Cancer, which holds a special place in
my heart. I lost my sister in such a battle. With all of this,
the coming together to support each other renews our faith
in the goodness in people’s hearts. It is an honor to be a part
of a membership such as this.
We’re looking forward to the continued love of Porsche
cars and newfound friendships that make the Mavericks
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Welcome Our New Mavericks!
by Becky and Tom Gomer, Region Membership Chairs
New Members August 2020
Sean Abellana Sunset 2006 Cayman S
Skip Alderson (Molly) Southlake 2009 911 Carrera
Dana Avery Keller 2013 911 Carrera 4S
Dennis Bainbridge (Wendy) Plano 2014 Cayman S
Ben Banks Springtown 1999 911 Carrera
Rob Baroch Euless 2006 911 Carrera
Rafy Betances Allen 2016 911 GT3 RS
Carl Calhoun Fort Worth 2010 Panamera S
Chuck Christopherson Keller 2020 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Michael Davis Frisco 2018 911 Turbo S
Leo Dertouzos Dallas 2013 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Thomas DiFonzo Flower Mound 2017 718 Cayman
Sean Duffy Dallas 2018 Panamera Turbo
Rich Duft North Richland Hills 2013 Boxster S
Rob Edgecombe Flower Mound 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Jeffery Ellefson Frisco 2001 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Preston Eller Fort Worth 1980 911 SC
Daniel Enlow N. Richland Hills 2015 911 GT3
Moe Haddad (Dina) Fort Worth 2015 911 Turbo S
Jim Johnston Wichita Falls 2006 Cayman S
Mark Kogut Dallas 2019 911 Targa 4 GTS
John Lane Frisco 2017 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Gregg Neel Granbury 2000 911 Carrera
Jason Nichols Dallas 2020 718 Cayman GT4
Srinivasa Potluri Frisco 2015 911 Carrera GTS
Katie Powley (Bob) Dallas 2013 Cayenne GTS
Daniel Pullin Fort Worth 2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Gordon Sato Lewisville 2020 911 Carrera S
Vinay Sedey (Verinder) Parker 2020 Taycan 4S
Shishir Singhania Allen 2006 Boxster
Gavin Sternberg Frisco 2017 911 Carrera S
Noel Tuason Richardson 2017 718 Cayman S
James Weiss Arlington 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Rashad Weston Dallas 2008 Cayenne S
Claude & Karyn Draillard (CAR) Fort Worth 2002 911 Carrera
Joseph & Lorie Gates (GCT) Flower Mound 2007 Cayman
Peter Lambe (RIV) Heath 2019 911 GT3RS
John Lane (ALT) Frisco 2017 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Stephen Noble (CPA) Frisco 2013 911 Carrera
Theodore & Robert O’Shea (SCH) Flower Mound 1999 911 Carrera 4
Please give a Maverick Welcome to these new members when you meet them
If you have any changes that
you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide, contact Tom or
Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt and I met on Thanksgiving
Day at Champps in Addison. I was
there to watch the Dallas Cowboy
game, after a Thanksgiving dinner with my
family. Matt came over and talked with me. Due
to a recent break up, I was not interested in guys
then, but Matt was persistent. He asked about
the last guy I dated and how we met. I told him
we met at TMS doing laps for charity and he was
in a silver Porsche in front of me. Matt asked me
if I only liked guys with silver Porsches? What??
He explained that he had a red Porsche. I really
did not believe him. He also told me he was a
professional motorcycle racer. Wow, could this
guy tell a story! We talked some more, watched
the rest of the game and when it was time to
leave, we walked out to the parking lot together–
I wanted to see this “Red Porsche.” To my surprise,
there was actually one sitting there, a beautiful
Guards Red 1996 993S! I am still suspicious, so I
told him to open the door. Well, I guess he really
was not lying, because the key fit and he opened
the door! He really did race motorcycles too, go
figure! Fast forward, we dated and got married
a few years later and have been married for 12
years. So, I guess you could say Matt and I met
because of his red Porsche! (what can I say, it was
love at first sight, and Matt was kind of cute too!)
We had not had a Porsche in several years, but
we were fortunate to find the perfect black 2007
911 Turbo last summer. We recently joined the
Maverick Region PCA, and look forward to going
to more events with other Porsche enthusiasts!
(Tony Geiger, deceased)
retired - UT - Dallas
1987 - 911
1987 - 911
1987 - 911
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My Story About Breast Cancer
by Phyllis Gallegos
photo provided by Michael Durovick
In 2006, I decided to do the Breast
Cancer 3-Day walk to raise money
for Breast Cancer research. The walk
was to be 20 miles a day for three
days, totaling 60 miles! My mother
Jeanette was already a two-time
survivor, so I was quite aware of the
disease. A best friend from high school
was also a survivor. Several friends,
old and new, formed a team. We were
each to raise $2300 to qualify. I sent
out a letter to everybody that I knew,
and I raised $2800!
The Cancer Walk was scheduled
for the end of October, so a friend
and I started training and walking
in March. She mapped out routes
and recorded number of miles. I had
never walked that much in my life,
but walking with friends brought
motivation to keep going. I bought
two pair of walking tennis shoes to
ensure my feet had proper care. When
it got Texas hot in the summer,
we were out way before the
sun came up! My dear husband
knows I like my sleep, so when
I would get home, he had the
bed ready for me to go back and
get my beauty sleep! There were
times when I questioned my
sanity, and my feet were asking
questions as well. We were told
in the preparation meetings that
you are helping other women that
might face breast cancer some day
or are facing it today. I kept up my
training for them and my Mom.
The Breast Cancer 3-Day walk
came, and we arrived at the old
Cowboy Stadium in Irving. Everyone
was so pumped and excited to get
started, and off
we went! Once
we were on our
way, the time
and miles seemed
to melt away
because we were
talking with other
snacks and water
along the way.
And there were
lots of people
along the way
cheering us on!
Jimmy and our
Stacy found me
was fun to see
them and others
cheering us on.
The nights were
spent in a twowoman
tent in River Legacy Park,
wherever that was! OMG . . . the
temp dipped to 48 degrees and it
was COLD for sleeping! I remember
eating breakfast with my mittens on,
which is not an easy task.
At the end of day 3, we ended up
in the Fort Worth Stockyards, where
we were all greeted by friends and
family, and it seemed like everyone
else in the city! What a great
experience! There were over 2,500
participants, and over $6 million
The whole event was very special
and rewarding. But one of the best
things to come from the entire
experience was making people aware
of Breast Cancer. It is a disease that
women try not to think about and
often ignore the signs. I have a
cousin that I rarely hear anything
from and she got my email about
the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk that I
was intending to do. I do not know
how long it had been for her, but
she decided to get a mammogram.
She ended up getting a double
mastectomy, which saved her life. At
my father’s funeral the next May, her
husband came up to me with tears in
his eyes and just said “Thank you!”
She is still doing fine . . . .
In loving memory of my Mother,
Jeanette Mathistad, who died in
Did Somebody Say “Road Trip?”
by Joann Talty
photos provided by author
At breakfast on March 15, I read a Facebook
post about Coronavirus spread and wondered why I
continued to work while many of my friends had already
transitioned to working from home. I painfully decided
to shut my business doors one week before our governor
did it for me. The pandemic evolved, as we all know, and
touched each of our lives in one way or another.
I had been looking forward to a fantastic year of
planned travel and events. I hoped to attend Maverick
socials, drive all the local tracks during DE days, and
maybe even try Autocross. I couldn’t wait to get back
to Europe in July to hike the Camino de Santiago in
Spain and Portugal. But, like a wildfire spreads, so did
cancelations. One by one it all went up in smoke.
I consider myself a realist, quick to change directions
when things don’t go as planned. Refusing to sit home
and sulk, I pondered over what to do. Slowly, 2020
evolved into a year on the road. I received some sad
family news later that same day. Two days and an oil
change later, I hopped in the car and drove 1,100 miles
to spend 10 days in Florida with family. I left rainy
Texas in my rearview mirror to cruise empty interstates
with a few truckers and an occasional state trooper.
With gloves, masks, wipes, and hand sanitizer, sunny
top-down social distancing felt quite safe.
Quarantining back home during April, I watched
social media posts from struggling stylist friends eager
to return to their salons. I easily decided to dedicate my
time and drives to serve others. One afternoon,
I baked four batches of homemade brownies.
Nothing beats a three-hour sunny afternoon
delivering bags of cheer to colleagues and
friends. I provided at-home hair color kits for
my clients. With the cash from those sales,
I loaded my boot and bonnet with food for
Minnie’s Food Pantry. I did it with the club,
and I returned again a few weeks later with
both food and clothing.
In May, we canceled our summer Spain trip,
so I quickly looked for other opportunities. I
thumbed through my file of Maverick tours
and suggested a Sunday morning spirited
drive on FM 455 to a few friends. Our small
group of five cars carried Mavericks thankful
for an excuse to get out.
Getting to know our neighbors was a positive
result of this pandemic. At least once a week for
two months, my husband organized sociallydistanced
happy hours in various front yards.
Soon, more businesses opened their doors in
June, so we secured a reservation for pizza under
the stars at Ancient Ovens in Saint Jo. Two brave neighbors
sat in our passenger seats for some triple digit backroads
fun. We visited Arché, 4R, and Blue Ostrich wineries. This
little trip inspired even more summer travels.
In 2011, the Dallas Morning News had published an
insert about one-tank getaways. It’s amazing what you
find when you clean during quarantine! We agreed on a
handful of locations and began with a July 3 overnight
to Kiepersol Bed and Breakfast in Tyler. We wanted to
make sure we felt comfortable out and about before
planning a week worth of stops.
Avoiding most highways, we pulled up to a
vegetable stand not far from Canton and listened to
a young worker share his dream of owning a GTS.
Next, we contacted a local Tyler friend for a BBQ
recommendation. He suggested Country Tavern in
Kilgore if we were willing to drive another 20 minutes,
so we kept driving. Bellies full and returning to Tyler on
SH 31, I spotted an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.
At the top of a hill gazing at a long straightaway, I saw
no one. I assessed
the safety of the
newly paved road
and noticed the
trees, brush, and
fences set far
away from the
road. If an animal
appeared out of
nowhere, I might
have time to react, so I hit the gas with a big smile on
my face. Let’s just say my little Boxster holds the new
speed record in the family.
Our July Texas tour continued two days later with
a little help from Jack Griffin, who loaned us his Hill
Country Rallye map collection. We swapped Boxsters
and headed southwest. Our first destination was
Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. Five bucks gets you
a self-guided tour of peaceful, scenic gardens. Down
FM 1884 in Tolar, we visited The Windmill Farm and
pulled off the gravel road for some sweet car photos
among the owner’s collection of vintage windmills. I
particularly liked stop number three in Hico, where I
forked over $56 for a small bag of gourmet goodness at
Wiseman House Chocolates.
Not caring that the governor closed bars and banned
wine tasting, we headed to Fredericksburg for some
curves and elevations along the famous Twisted Sisters
(Ranch Roads 335, 336, and 337.) We spent three
nights at a little cabin complex with a pool and drove
throughout the hill country each day. This gave us an
idea of what Boxtoberfest might be like. Driving home,
we stopped briefly at Horseshoe Bay Resort near Marble
Falls, Magnolia Market at the Silos and the Dr. Pepper
Museum in Waco, plus the square in Waxahachie.
Our Texas summer drives didn’t stop there. We took
the “kids” out to play one Sunday morning after a Kona
Coffee meet. We smiled and shook our heads when a
curious Mav or two asked, “You both drove?” This time,
we took FM 455 northeast from Frisco through Prosper
towards Melissa, safely passing anyone in our way. Later
that week, I found myself without Friday plans and took
a solo backroads trip to Gainesville to see Lavender
Ridge Farms for a quiet lunch in their café. Finally, I
ended my summer with the Maverick tour to Granbury
and watched the odometer advance past 50,000 miles.
For the most part, I did not let this pandemic get me
down. In fact, I sometimes call my Beast my
antidepressant. While 2020 was not the year any of us
expected, I did my best to enjoy it and hurry it along.
Driver Profile: Dawn Marie Gray Racing Yellow 2014 Cayman S
by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair
Mark Schnoerr: HI Dawn, can you tell us
a little about yourself, your Autocross
Experience and your Porsches?
Dawn Marie Gray: I had a pretty dull
driving history (minus a few speeding
tickets) and an even duller Buick
growing up in west Texas; I finally
started enjoying driving later in college
once I was upgraded to a 142 hp 5-speed
1996 Acura Integra SE. I had no idea
how to operate a manual, and my Dad
gave up on teaching me after about 10
Top: Steely-eyed focus
Bottom: Dawn’s 2014 Cayman S hard at work
minutes, but I’ve clearly figured it out
since. That Integra was my first taste
of speed and agility, and I was hooked.
Competition has also been a big part
of my life. I played softball for years,
competed in Drum & Bugle Corps,
Varsity Cross Country, and Varsity
Rowing in college, and later started
racing Cyclocross and joined a cycling
team when I lived in Kansas. However,
since moving back to Texas three years
ago, I had difficulty finding time to meet
new friends, as I was busy being a single
parent (my husband Scott didn’t move
here from Oregon until the summer of
2019), and trying to grow the PT clinic
I just purchased in Rowlett (M3 Physical
Therapy Recharged Performance) -
which, by the way, won the 2020 Living
Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for
Best Physical Therapist! But making it a
point to make time for myself, wanting to
meet interesting people, and getting back
to doing something fun is what drove me
After seeing an ad in Slipstream for
an ER AX event, I showed up to my first
race in August 2018. Since then, I have
only had the time to compete in about
10 events with ER -
initially a few with
the Racing Yellow
GT4, one with a Yas
Marina (F82) BMW
M4, and the more
recent races with our
Cayman S - but each
of those races has
been so much fun! To
have the opportunity
to race an amazing
machine in a safe
get to spend time
with the wonderful
friends I’ve made at
Autocross has been
and I am so blessed
to get to compete in
such a fun sport.
My more recent
car is a manual
2014 Racing Yellow
Cayman S - She’s
classed as P5 in ER
(and for sale!):
She came to us in the Fall of 2019
with all the modifications and very
well-priced for the work she’s had done:
Brakes/Tires: Upgraded rear rotors
and OEM front rotors / Potenza RE11;
Engine: Stock 981 Cobb tune and Soul
Performance Catted Sport Headers;
Suspension: GT3 lower control arms,
GT3 sway bars, Tarett front and rear
drop links, toe link, camber plates,
Motion Control Systems 3-Way
Safety: 997 GT2 carbon bucket
seats, roll bar with 6-point harnesses,
subframe tow reinforcement hook, and
of course, a fire extinguisher (that’s
removed for AX).
My next car is a 2011 Aqua Blue
Metallic 997.2 Carrera GTS (and is
Mark: Thank you! We look
forward to seeing that 2011 911 at
an event soon.
Autocross Series: Event 7, Lone Star Park
by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair
We are getting comfortable
running larger events under
the Covid-19 restrictions, and
had 120 total entries, 16 of
them being Porsche drivers, at
Autocross #7. We got a total of
720 timed runs in overall.
This course was designed by
me and had some choices on
two of the slaloms that led to
indecision and trial and error by
some. There was pain in either
selection. Some highlights from
this event: Ed Mayo continues
his winning ways in class P1
with his 1972 911S over Sigrid
Schnoerr in her 914 and Julia
Underwood in a 911S. In Class
photos by Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images
P0 - 'PCA Zero'
1T P0 958 Igor Tulandin Silver Cayenne GTS 54.294 -
P1 - 'PCA 1'
1T P1 5 Edward Mayo Silver 911S 53.185 -
2T P1 914 Sigrid Schnoerr Ravena Green 914 55.907 2.722
3 P1 9 Julia Underwood Silver 911S 61.631 5.724
4 P1 3 Joe Wilkinson Blue Carrera DNS
P2 - 'PCA 2'
1T P2 906 Carey Spreen GT Silver Boxster S 53.263 -
2 P2 7 Douglas Edney Black 996 54.781 1.518
3 P2 37 Russ Rosenberg Grey 911 55.383 0.602
P3 - 'PCA 3'
1T P3 43 Reid Cloud White Cayman S 50.095 [-]2.940
2T P3 33 Calvin Yeh Grey Cayman S 53.035 2.94
3 P3 428 Owen Coulman Guards Red 911 GT3 53.103 0.068
4 P3 91 Greg Samson Silver 911 Carrera S 56.63 3.527
P5 - 'PCA 5'
1T P5 9 Mark Schnoerr Racing Yellow Cayman S 51.114 -
2T P5 7 Charlie Fick GT3 RS 52.839 1.725
3 P5 98 Dawn Marie Gray Racing Yellow Cayman S 57.509 4.67
4 P5 56 Scott Wolthuis Blue 911S DNS
P6 - 'PCA 6'
1T P6 65 Robyn Howard Red 996 53.99 -
Can use, but gravels up. Can use, but gravels up.
Can use, but gravels up. 1
Above: Porsches ready to rumble
P2, Carey Spreen drove his Boxster S
to the win over two 996s driven by
Doug Edney and Russ Rosenberg.
Reid Cloud was first quick Porsche
and won Class P3 in his Cayman
S, followed by Calvin Yeh in his
Cayman S and Owen Coulman in his
GT3. In Class P5, Dawn Gray let me
co-drive her Speed Yellow Cayman S
to the class win over Charlie Fick in
his GT3 RS and Dawn in her Cayman
S. Robyn Howard ran alone in Class
P6 and put down some very nice
times. Performance index: Reid, Ed,
and Calvin took the podium spots.
Final results are attached.
Event 3 (a make-up date) is Sunday,
September 6, followed by events 8, 9,
and 10, all at Lone Star Park in Grand
Prairie. Covid-19 registration policy is
pre-register only; entry fee is $45.00
or $35.00 if you join Equipe Rapide
Sports Car Club. See the rest of the
dates elsewhere in Slipstream.
Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:
Maverick Marktpreis: Porsche Rennbow
by Peter Wen
As we celebrate Women
Mavericks this month, I couldn’t
help but notice their pcars in the
featured articles. The ladies brought
some fancy, bright, and uniquely
colored Porsches. Most people
would agree, colors have an effect
on value. While some rare colors
may increase a Pcar’s perceived
desirability, it may also severely
reduce its marketable audience
size. So, is a Paint-to-Sample (PTS)
pcar more expensive than a black
or a silver one in the collector car
market? Perhaps. I, for one, sure
enjoy the uniqueness of them.
To learn more about Porsche
colors, I encourage you to visit
National PCA’s Rennbow site. The
site touted that “Rennbow is the
largest collection of Porsche images
on the web, organized by color.
You can see a giant color chart and
images of nearly every color ever
offered by Porsche.” Currently, they
have identified and categorized 504
colors! You can also submit images
of your pcars to be added to their
Recent auction results of rare,
colorful pcars are listed below for
your review. May you dream in
Fun with Colors:
How rare is your pcar color? At Rennbow, each color is assigned from 1 to 5 Paint Cans. 5 Paint Cans indicate the rarest of rare.
For example: Lizard Green is 3 Paint-Cans Bahama Yellow is a 2
2012 Cayman R
Sold for $64,600 + $3,230 buyer fee
32k miles shown
1981 911 SC Targa
High bid $36,300 - reserve not met
88k miles shown
Wine Red Metallic/Tan/Black
2002 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Sold for $27,500 + $1,375 buyer fee
39k miles shown
Zanzibar Red Metallic/Black/Black
Sold for $40,100 + $2,000 buyer fee
56k miles shown
1979 911 SC
High bid $36,750 – reserve not met
108k miles shown
2003 911 Carrera Coupe
Sold for $36,500 + $1,825 buyer fee
2008 Cayman S
Sold for $22,000 + $1,100 buyer fee
58k miles shown
Sold for $15,201 + $760 buyer fee
Orient Red Metallic/Savana Beige/Black
At Hagerty, our love for cars and their owners drives our
business forward, allowing us to offer you better
classic car insurance coverage for less.
Coffee, Cars & Conversation
by Bill Kruder
photos provided by author
So she never knew this, but I have
read about this female legend and
followed her through Slipstream
since joining in 1996. Now as
many of you know, I didn’t become
active in the club until about four
or five years ago. And even then
we still had not met in person until
about three years ago when we
coordinated a 914 presentation at
Zims Autotechnik. It was then I
finally put a name to a face and a
car. It’s only fitting that it worked
out that we had a chance to sit
down (via FaceTime) and chat, as
this is our first of many October
issues to come that we celebrate
the women in our club.
BK: Ahh and was this certain printer
FU: Yes sir it was and is today. It
was Carl’s family business.
BK: So is this how you met Carl?
FU: It was. We were a client of
theirs and so through business calls
I knew his parents, brother, and
knew who Carl was. One day I had
to drive over to pick up some boxes
BK: And I understand you have two kids?
FU: We do - Erin was born in
1988; she lives in Canada and is
an Environmental Scientist for
the Canadian government. Adam
was born in 1989, and he lives in
Houston working for Clampitt
Paper. It’s a Dallas-based paper
company. Both kids grew up around
Porsches and started to autocross as
soon as they were “legal.”
BK: Let’s talk cars now. What
was your first car?
FU: Well it was a hand-me-down
from my mom: a 1961 Mercury
Comet, something to get me
through high school.
So here is the next in my series
of “conversations” I would like
to share with you . . .
Fran Ussery, Member since 1979
Present cars: 1973 914
and 2000 Boxster S
Bill Kruder: Let’s start off with the
usual. Where are you from?
Fran Ussery: Well I’m a Dallasite
through and through, born
and raised in Lockwood, just
northeast of White Rock Lake.
I attended Bryan Adams High
School in neighboring Casa View.
BK: And how about college?
FU: Didn’t stray too far from Dallas.
I went to North Texas State (today
UNT) with a degree in Secondary
Education specializing in Biology
BK: I didn’t know you were a teacher?
FU: Most don’t as that lasted all of
a year; I quickly realized I was not
cut out for that gig.
BK: So is that when you got in the
FU: Not exactly. I went to work for a
small ad agency that just happened
to use a certain printer.
Top: Fran with their winning 1966 911 - Folly
Bottom: Fran and Carl at the ’86 Downeast parade
and I needed some help loading
them. I asked his mom if Carl could
help and she told me “no, he was
BUSY.” Well a few days later I get a
call from Carl and he asked me out.
BK: How long ago was this?
FU: This would have been 1974; I
think we went to Mother Blues, on
Lemmon and Oak Lawn. It was a
haunt of out-of-town musicians –
BK: And how long did you date
before getting married?
FU: We dated for about four years
before getting married in 1978 in
my mom and dad’s living room.
BK: Rumor has it before you got
into Porsches you were a muscle
car person? How come?
FU: True, my dad was a car guy
– a Mopar guy. Dad loved big
engines and fast cars like our 1957
Desoto Firedome! I remember
peeking over the front seat back
while mom was blissfully looking
out the window and dad would
be cruising at 100 in his 1961
Desoto (keep in mind seat belts
were not standard issue yet).
BK: So after the Comet?
FU: Well my dad thought I needed a
more dependable car to get me up
to Denton and home on weekends
so we bought an Avocado Green
1969 Plymouth Road Runner with
a white vinyl top and 8-track!
Freshman year was the Comet or a
Schwinn 10-speed, but sophomore
year was the ROADRUNNER – yes,
that Roadrunner: 383 cu in (6.3L)
335 HP, 14.2 in a quarter-mile.
BK: So when did the Porsches happen?
FU: Carl introduced me to Porsche,
and funny thing, he was from an
American muscle car family. In 1973,
he had read in the Wall Street Journal
that the German Mark value was
dropping, he drove directly to Forest Lane Porsche, trading
his 1959 T-Bird for a new 914. We still have it today.
BK: Have there been others between the 1973 and the 2000 S?
FU: There was. Back in 84-85, after an unfortunate
“oops” in the 914, we bought a 1966 911 (production
number 366) from Don Istook. He put in the rebuilt
motor and fixed the rust. I think we paid just over $5K.
Once we had the car home, that’s when the work began
with the help of Stan Mancil painting it in his garage,
Ed Mayo doing reassembly, Jerry Sutton helping with
electrical, Alan Bambina refinishing the wood dash, and
there were others – bribed with hamburgers!
BK: How long did you have it?
FU: We sold it about three years later but not before
driving it up the 1984 Chicago Parade which was
actually in Appleton, Wisconsin, about 3-1/2 hours
north of Chicago. I think we travelled about 2,400
miles round trip and autocrossed at Road America, all
in a car that had just been reassembled.
Then in 1989 we bought a 1986 Guards Red Carrera
Targa with a whaletail, and outfitted it with an authentic
Porsche baby seat. I mean what else do you buy when
you have a little one (laughing)? We sold that in 1997-
98 thinking we would buy two Harleys. Well I bought
one but Carl never did - funny how that worked out!
BK: Now let’s talk about the club. By now most readers know
you have been printing Slipstream since 1982 (see the ad in
every issue) but you really got involved quickly with the club.
FU: We did. We had our 914. Al Zim and Ed Mayo told
us about the club and introduced us to Steve Kent. Well
those who remember Steve know he could talk you
into doing anything. Steve went on to be President in
1981 and got us to start attending events, and helping
with events. Then in 1984, following Joan Gibbs (first
Maverick woman to be President in 1983), I become
the second female president. Following that I became
editor for three years (1985-86-87). Then I followed in
Charlie Davis’ footprint and joined the national Parade
Competition Rules committee (for 10 years).
BK: What would you say you are most proud of?
FU: I loved bringing more women and families into
club activities. But from a long lasting standpoint – it
would be publishing Slipstream for the club. We started
printing it in 1982 and have watched it grow, improve,
and become a winning newsletter. That’s a 38-year run
and at this year’s end we will have printed 456 editions.
We have always been so proud and thankful.
Thank you Fran for Driving Friendships for over 40
years, and congratulations again for being an inductee
into this year’s Crest Club!
UPCOMING MAVERICK REGION EVENTS
your flying broom.
The spooks are back for the
6 th Annual
Saturday, October 31st
9:00 AM registration
9:30 AM Drivers’ Meeting • 10:00 AM First Car Out
UPCOMING MAVERICK REGION EVENTS
details will be posted on mavpca.org
Awards for over the top Halloween costumes.
Registration & Details: email@example.com
Maverick Forever Friendships
by Wendy Shoffit
photo provided by Michael Durovick
I have been a Maverick Region PCA member since
1997. In that time I have met some absolutely amazing and
inspiring women! I have developed great friendships which
have changed my life for the better. For women who haven’t
yet experienced that, I would encourage you to get involved!
Don’t be afraid to roll your sleeves up and pitch in to help.
OR if you’re already over-committed like so many
of us are, you can always opt for a little FUN instead!
What kind of fun, you might ask? DRIVING FUN! I’ve
heard from too many new female members who say, “Oh,
my husband NEVER lets me drive the car!” or “I could
NEVER do anything like that!” Trust me when I tell you:
involved husbands want involved wives. How else will he
get the wheels and tires without the side-eye from you or the
weekend “kitchen pass” to drive in a DE event? Couples who
play together stay together!
Now I’m not saying drive EVERY event, but enough to
show interest, spend quality time together, AND have a blast
doing it. At least TRY it out to see what you might have been
missing. Give yourself time and patience to improve.
Motorsports has made me a much more confident and
capable driver. Autocrossing has brought me a few really nice
trophies, and showing up regularly has cemented some of my
female (and male) PCA friendships. It takes a while to get
good at it, but you’ve got a cheering section to HELP you
through it. We support each other in and out of the club. My
PCA friends were there for me when my husband had his
stroke. They were there for me when I battled breast cancer.
I have other non-Porsche friends in my life, but I can tell
you, I have a HUGE list of people in PCA that I know I can
call day or night and they will be there for me no matter what!
Friends extend across the country, as we are Parade regulars,
as well. Nothing makes you feel more “normal” than meeting
up with 1,500 enthusiasts who love their cars and love having
a good time like you do! This year would have marked our
20th Porsche Parade. We were disappointed it was cancelled,
but are already looking forward to next year’s event.
I’ve passed this love and appreciation of the PCA
camaraderie to my daughter. She was only nine months old
when we joined (and is now 23), but she has grown up with
some amazing PCA kids and it’s a deeply ingrained part of
her life that I hope she will embrace when she starts her adult
life on her own. She has her own membership and will forge
more of her own connections as she spreads her wings. I
couldn’t be happier that she has such an amazing group of
people to support her, as well!
So, I urge everyone to GET INVOLVED, HAVE FUN,
and MEET OTHERS who will become great FRIENDS! If
you see me at an event, come say hi if I don’t get to you
first! I can always use more friends in my life! My life has
been forever enriched being part of PCA. I hope you can
find that, too!
From Autocross to Parade to Scenic Drives
by Linda Wilkins
I’ve had a lot of fun and made some
incredible friendships over the 28 years
that I’ve been a PCA Maverick Region
member. When my husband Lee and I
first joined PCA, I was driving a 1993
Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo, which was
a real blast in the autocross events. I
learned a lot about driving too!
Autocross lessons learned:
• Wherever your eyes are looking is
where you will drive your vehicle.
Don’t look at that wall!
• The experience of high performance
driving (like in Lee’s 1973 911 RS
[replica] race car) is not “smooth
as silk.” It may look that way
when you are spectating. The truth
is that the action in the cockpit is
violent! (I’m talking about Fast
Fred Seipp and Jim Buckley.)
• Never coast. You’re either hard on
the gas or hard on the brakes.
• Women can be great drivers.
Cases in point: Wendy Shoffit and
Lee became the general counsel for
the Porsche Club nationally in 2001-
2005, and we began attending Parade
every year. I particularly loved Boise,
ID, Milwaukee, WI, and our own Fort
Worth Parade. I won the autocross
event in Fort Worth in the Cayenne
class with my 2005 model AND I got
to play golf with Peter Porsche!
Since Lee retired from Club
Racing, we enjoy the Club scenic
drives in our Panamera.
Thanks to the women of PCA
Maverick Region for all you do for
the Club. And thank you for the
opportunity to “pink out” the October
Slipstream in recognition of all of our
Mavs breast cancer survivors!
My 18-Year Love Affair with My 968
by Pam Carson
photos provided by author and Michael Durovick
Once upon a time I was married to a Porsche fanatic - the
kind of guy whose walls were plastered with Porsche posters
in high school. It was always a dream of his and I just nodded.
When he got his 951 in 2001 it was a track car, and wow
was it fast. I learned to drive a Porsche in that car and I
loved it. LOVED it! We started looking for one for me and
ended up with a 944 & 968 which were practical frontengines;
my engineer hubby could do most of the work.
I started my search for a 968, knowing I wanted a
manual and a coupe. There weren’t many out there. After
two years of looking, I found my baby outside of Chicago:
a black 1994 coupe, a six-speed with 19K miles. I was in
love. I white knuckled it home in a snowstorm and have
been driving it ever since.
As it was my only car, it went everywhere with me and
did everything a car needed to do. Yes, it saw snow and
ice, and with extra weight over the rear wheels she was a
trooper. She took me on road trips galore and daily to work;
she’s been on country roads and tracked at Road America,
where I first understood what a transaxle was, and it was
awesome! To this day she’s my hauling car and the back is
often filled with mulch and potting soil.
Divorce brought me to Texas, an 1,100-mile straight
road trip with two cats and more luggage than you would
believe in a sports car. Strange being alone and in a new
state but getting into my 968 always felt like home.
I joined the PCA Mavericks in 2014 and haven’t made
as many events as I’d like. I don’t talk specs as much as
guys, but I know them for when I need to educate non-Pcar
people. I know my HP, my 0-60, my GVW, my engine
type, and what kind of oil I need. I know at the time it was
made that the 968 was the fastest 3L 4-cylinder naturally
aspirated production car on the road.
I know my car was one of only 4000+ 968s that made
it to America during four years of production, and 2000+
were coupes. Black was the most common coupe color and
mine’s one of 594 total made. You might be getting an idea
what a rare car this is and why I think it’s so special. I feel
privileged to use it as a daily driver. I wonder how
many are left on the road today? At 26+ years old
it’s a pretty rare car - 968 drivers get excited when
we see another one in the wild. Proper etiquette
is to pull over and discuss how much we love our
SO many times I’ve been stopped in parking
lots by men complimenting me on my beautiful
944; they’ve argued with me about the model until
I take them around the back and show the 968
logo tucked in under the fin, then back to the front
to explain my true frog lights (round, not square)
and my sexier rounder fenders. The front end of a
968 is a beautiful thing.
In 2013 I bought a three-year-old Cayman
S, mostly because it was Racing Green Metallic.
Another 6-speed (never owned an automatic car; I’m strangely
proud of that). I thought it was time to have a newer car, for
road-trips and hot Texas interstates. I bought it from a dealer
and remember the guy saying “OK, let’s talk about trade-in.”
I looked at him blankly, and then realized – “Oh! He thinks
I’m trading in my 968!” Without thinking I blurted out,
“Why would I trade her in? She’s not done anything wrong!”
The Cayman S was an addition, not a replacement.
I prefer the 968 - it’s more fun so I drive it more often. You
participate more in driving older cars, I think. The Cayman
S just floats quickly along, modern electronics taking care of
everything. In the 968 you’re more “aware” of your car. Don’t
get me wrong - I love my Cayman S - but the relationship still
feels new; we’re still getting to know each other.
But my 968? At 18 years it’s been my longest and most
successful relationship – I love my car and driving it brings me
pure joy. I don’t question it; I just look forward to the next 18
years and all the adventures life holds for both of us!
In loving memory of my Mother, Doris Lohr, lost to breast
cancer in 2005.
HPDE Track Days: Stress Reliever
by Irene Kieweg
photos provided by author
On a random day at work, my co-worker said,
“Hey you like cars and speed - why don’t you
come out to the track with the Porsche Club?”
I thought to myself, this is too good to be true
. . . I get to drive my car as fast as I want, be
around amazing cars, and have coaches help
me become an even better driver? I’m all in!
That was my first PCA HPDE
event seven years ago. Shortly after
that, I purchased my first Porsche,
a 2012 Cayman R in black, and I
love that car to this day. I have met
so many wonderful people through
these events over the years! Everyone
is so welcoming and fun - it’s
definitely a place where I feel at home.
I also learned to really drive and
understand the dynamics
and outer limits of my
cars. In the last couple
years, I became a HPDE
driving coach, which
allows me to ride in the
right seat and help others
to enjoy this sport. It’s
such a rewarding feeling
when they get the corner
just right, accelerating
through the turn and
closing in on the cars in front.
I also had the opportunity to put
my marketing skills from my day
job to work, helping to enhance the
Maverick Region HPDE program and
drawing more participants. It’s been
such an amazing journey and I would
love to have every Porsche owner to
come out to the track and try it out.
It’s very safe, fun, and fast!
About a year ago, I took on the
next challenge and purchased a Spec
Boxster so I can compete in Club
Racing. Racecraft and strategy takes
driving around the track to a whole
new level. This sport continues to
challenge me, there is always
something new to learn and improve
my skills. The Porsche Club has given
me a place of belonging, a break from
my stressful job, and like-minded
friends for life.
Maverick’s Virtual Happy Hour
by Teri and Mike Mahoney
photos provided by author
We were definitely not going to let a little thing like
a pandemic get in the way of our region happy hour.
No sir! But a
hour?” Why not?
When you think
about it, it’s not
a terrible idea. So
why haven’t we
done this before?
I mean, it’s less
expensive, you get
to play bartender,
Top, left to right: Unofficial Maverick Chief
there’s no need
Mixologist Teri Mahoney, Rally Chairs Ginger and
for small talk, it’s
Tom Heuerman in their “favorite bar”, President Bill
Kurder and a view of the festivities from Becky and way safer since
Tom Gomer’s pool.
you’re home and
on your sofa - or
in the case of the Gomers - in the pool! And the best
part: the attire. Yes, we call it “Covid Casual.” We had
a lot of Mavericks on the Zoom call, and it was great
seeing everyone, even if it was virtual.
So on Thursday evening, August 20, five months
into our foray of foggy glasses, masks, grocery store
tantrums, and incessant debates with Karen, Facebook
Physician, my wife Teri crafted cocktails for our
Mavericks. Sponsored by The Phoenix Insurance Group,
the hour was hosted by Teri, where she composed three
tasty Porsche-themed cocktails. The first cocktail was
a new creation named “Maverick Mash”: it consists
of bourbon, blackberries, basil, lemon juice muddled,
with a mint garnish. Very tasty and refreshing! Next
up was the “LeMans”: Cointreau,
vodka, orange juice, simple syrup,
and a splash of club soda. Steve
McQueen would have loved
it. Lastly the “Vesper”: James
Bond’s iconic martini - it is a gin,
vodka, and Lillet blanc or Cocchi
Americano cocktail served “up”
in a martini glass. Yes, it was a
very happy hour! I’m glad we
We also held a three-part trivia
contest throughout the evening
that consisted of nine questions
related to each cocktail. Our own
Membership Chairs, Becky and
Tom Gomer, were the winners of a
very nice bottle of bourbon
provided by our sponsor and Slipstream advertiser The
Phoenix Insurance Group.
How Mav PCA has Affected My Life
by Linda Bambina
photos provided by author
Not long after joining Maverick Region
in 1981, Alan and I realized we were both
head over heels enamored with many, many
people in the club. We joined everything!
We also helped organize many things and
eventually were part of the Head Honcho
team, aka The Board. Our Maverick
friends became our “chosen family” and
some of them still are! Needless to say, I
have soooo many stories I could tell for this
article because I often have “crazy ideas”
and the Maverick Region has been part of
dozens of those ideas.
I also love photography, so I combined
that love and a plan that most people said
was ridiculous to try to pull off. Here’s the
story behind the photograph/poster aptly
named “Maverick Region Stages a Family
Portrait, April 28, 2012.”
This poster commemorated our Region’s 50th
anniversary in PCA. The phrase, “Driving Friendships”
was created for this poster by Fran Ussery when I put
her on the spot to give us a logo for the event. It’s great
that the club is finally using this fitting phrase regularly.
In the photo, there are 50 cars lined up (PERFECTLY!)
in year-order on a huge parking lot (without barriers)
with the Texas Motor Speedway Club in the background.
The picture was taken by practically professional club
photographer Charlie Davis from a crane perched 50
feet in the air.
The cars were chosen for two reasons: they matched
the years needed for our display AND they were owned
by Extremely Active Members of Maverick Region. If
you had been on the Board for many years or had given
some heavy-duty life’s blood for multiple projects or
car events, I wanted your car to be part of our Family
Portrait. OH, and you had to commit to being able to
get your car to our staging site on a specific day. It took
me from October 2011 thru April 27, 2012 to fit all the
pieces of this complex puzzle together. I had Ed Mayo
on speed-dial to help me find people who had certain
hard-to-find year cars or to ask if this year 911 looked
almost identical to that year 911 so I could substitute it
in the line up?
Yes, I was forced to “charlatan” a bit, but there was
no substituting when it came to the people. We had the
best reunion for this event! Club Officers, Board
Members, and Slipstream Editors from way back came
out to meet their Mav Family as the staging process
progressed. There is a ridiculous number of “engineer”
or “mathematically inclined” members in this club who
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The Red Car
by Betty Perrine
I read an old book titled “The Red Car” when I was 16
years old. It was about a young boy who had acquired an old
British sports car, fixed it up with the local mechanic’s help
then after a lot of trials and tribulations, entered it in the ‘Big
Race’. I was officially hooked on cars! My Dad didn’t quite
understand his eldest daughter’s new found love for cars, but
he never laughed at me for it – he supported me. That was all
After a few years I had finally saved enough money to buy
my own car and of course it was going to be a British sports
car! Sadly, the only ones I could find in my price range were
projects that were waaaay above my skill level. Once I had
accepted it wasn’t going to happen, I started looking for a
Japanese sports car. Unfortunately every car I found was too
expensive or had been abused. One day in May, I drove out to
look at a car I had found in the Auto Trader. When I arrived
it wasn’t there, but there was a really different looking car
sitting off to the side. “That’s a 1974 Porsche 914” the seller
said. “Would you like to test drive it instead of the other one?”
“Really?” I replied, “that Z car isn’t going to be back anytime
soon? Well, ok, at least I can say I’ve driven a Porsche.”
Walking up to the car, so many things started racing
through my head. “It’s orange - I don’t like orange! It’s so
short - it has to be impossible to get in and out of!” Once I’d
sat down in it, I had to figure my way through the first real
challenge – how to release the darn park brake. I conquered
that, figured out the shift pattern, backed the car out of its
parking spot and started creeping to the end of the driveway.
During that short journey, all of the negative thoughts that had
been churning around in my head began to float gently out the
rolled down driver’s window.
“Ya know… sitting in here you don’t see much orange at all.
It being so short means it’s gotta handle great!” I stopped at
the end of the driveway and oh, so carefully creeped out onto
the residential street. I was hit smack dab in the heart with
LOVE AT FIRST TURN! I consider myself to be a practical
person, I don’t believe in love at first… anything, but there
I was, crawling along in first gear, rationalizing away every
single negative thing I had been thinking just minutes before.
I drove that 914 around three or four blocks, rolled back
photo provided by author
into the seller’s driveway and parked my new car, but nobody
else but me knew that yet! I came back a few days later and
bought him (yes, he’s a boy) with my parent’s financial help.
That was a little over 35 years ago.
Over the years (and over 400,000 miles) we raced in our
first autocross together; where I met my future husband as I
sat on the ground taping numbers on the doors. We even rode
in him on our first date. That car and I stormed to second
place in our class
in the local SCCA’s
- in the men’s class
I might add. He
drove my husband
and I home from
Because of that
car we found
Region and all of its wonderful people. That car was present
for countless other happy (and not so happy) family milestones.
He is a member of our family, he’s one of our ‘metal children’.
He represents power, control, skill and freedom to me… he is
my happy place.
Life happens on track day
Everything else is just practice
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1. Waiting for the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and the Boxster
GTS to have a 4.0 L Boxer 6 could really be a smart move. But
it will cost you ________ over the previous Turbo flat 4.
a. $4000 b. $5000 c. $6000 d. $7000
2. Porsche is now working with Coker Tire Co to provide very
accurate reproductions of the OEM Michelin ______ 165VR15
N-Spec tires that were used for the 1965-67 Porsche 911s.
a. XAS b. TB5 c. TB15 d. SX M
3. These same N-Spec tires were also used on Porsche 912s and
914s, and some are even fitted back onto some 356s, which
originally had __________ bias ply tires.
a. 520-15 b. 560-15 c. 600-15 d. 650-15
4. Which of the following is NOT considered when Porsche grants
its coveted N-Spec Rating? a. Speed Rating b. Road Noise c.
Treadwear d. Traction-Wet Weather, Braking, Handling
5. Someone whom most Porschephiles have never heard of until
lately is Katie Mohler, but she is/was the ______________ !
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My Start with Mavs Breast Cancer Philanthropy
by Julia Cleath
Throughout my life I have been eager to lend a hand
where needed. While raising children fulltime, this
began to take over my life, as I was volunteering for
their schools, classrooms, PTAs, church groups, and
the like. When those volunteer efforts began to slow
during their high school years, I’d step up to the plate
elsewhere, for the city, the church, or just to help a
I was certain in reaching the current season of my
life that my volunteer days would be winding down
to just lending a hand now and then. With the PCA,
my husband and I really enjoy the Mavs & Mochas
gatherings and meeting all the great folks. We have
made many good friends over the years. And as usual,
whenever we could, we would pitch in help here and
there if needed.
PLOT TWIST: So in steps my friend Jimmy Gallegos,
and his lovely wife Phyllis. On February 4 I received a
message from Jimmyg regarding the new philanthropy
efforts for the club. He was asking me to volunteer
with the Breast Cancer Awareness project. It would
involve bringing awareness, raising funds, and would
culminate in October. I wrote back that I wasn’t very
good at fundraising, and had never been personally
touched by Breast Cancer, but that I would try to help
where I could. Truth be told, some of the breast cancer
charities out there today have a bad reputation, and I
didn’t really want to align myself with them.
As I was pondering all of this I had a flashback
to a trick-or-treat Mav event at The Star in Frisco.
We happened to be parked next to a new maverick
member, Kevin Hail. As we were waiting for trick-ortreaters
to come by, I was taking the opportunity to get
to know him. At my prodding (I can be “like that”) he
told me he was the President and COO of the National
Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) here in Frisco. I
was a little brazen in my questioning about where the
NBCF foundations monies went to (sorry Kevin), but
- lo and behold - I was extremely pleased to hear that
the NBCF and its mission put all my personal issues to
rest. NBCF is NOT like other breast cancer charities
I immediately wrote back to Jimmyg with my
recollection and details of having met Kevin. From
that point forward we both KNEW that the National
Breast Cancer Foundation was who we would partner
with for this wonderful philanthropy!
We quickly set up a meeting with Kevin at their
headquarters in Frisco. We wanted to learn more about
their mission and tour the facility. While sleeping the
night prior to the meeting, I suddenly awoke out of the
blue, with an IDEA: a fundraiser T-shirt image I had
in my head. So I sat up in bed and created the idea on
paper so I’d have something to present in the morning.
Jimmyg, Phyllis, and I enjoyed our tour of the
very impressive NBCF offices, and learned so many
wonderful things about the foundation. We were
also lucky to happen to meet Janelle, Kevin’s Mom.
She started the foundation in 1991 after she survived
My T-shirt idea seemed to be a hit, and by March, I
was picking up the first 100 T-shirts! Since then, even
with multiple Covid-canceled events, we have met our
goal, and are almost sold out of the second batch of
100 shirts we ordered. At our October event, we will
see the fruits of all your generous donations! It will be
a great event.
So, between Jimmyg contacting me (of all people)
about the new charity and my light bulb moment with
the T-shirt idea, and also remembering having met
our fellow Maverick member, Kevin, I believe that I
was never going to be in charge of when or where to
volunteer my time. Seems there is a greater power at
See you in October, and wear something PINK!
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Oversteer: Nurturing the Fun
by Teri Davis, Guest Editor
Fran Ussery asked me to recount my history with Maverick
Region and PCA for a feature Slipstream issue. The request triggered
memories that popped out like the contents of an overpacked suitcase
when the latch fails. For me, it all began in 1973 when my thenhusband
Stan Mancil traded our red Austin-Healey Roadster for
a green 1968 Porsche 911L. An invitation to PCA was part of the
package, and a photo in an old Maverick Region scrapbook proved
that we joined the fun in time for a camping event in April 1973.
In 1974, we volunteered to take charge of Slipstream. I did the
info-gathering, writing, and typing. Stan
did the cut-and-paste operation. (Yes,
tools included a typewriter, X-Acto knives,
rubber cement glue pots, and Rapid-o-
Graph pens.) We were fortunate to be
friends with Dallas artist Terry Mashaw, a
Maverick who drove a 356. Terry provided
wonderful cover illustrations during the
two years we produced the newsletter.
Filling the newsletter was a challenge
in those days. Membership was under 200.
There were only four events per month: a
monthly dinner meeting with a Porscherelated
program, one activity involving
driving Porsches, a business meeting of the
elected officers, and a Slipstream “party,”
which was a small gathering of Mavericks
to collate, staple, and stick address labels
on the completed copies. One month, we
were desperate to fill enough pages to
justify “saddle-stitching” (stapling folded
sheets into booklets). So, we invented the
one and only edition of Slipshod. It was
deliberately sloppy and off-standard. But it got attention and laughter
-- enough that us old-timers still remember.
During our early years in the club, our son Tony was born, we
moved, changed jobs, and grew apart until finally I decided divorce
was the best option. I dropped out of the club for a couple of
years, but in time, I reconnected with my friend Charles Davis, past
Maverick president, and “Uncle Charlie” to son Tony. Charlie and I
established a partnership that lasted for the last forty years of his life.
Charlie and I married in the summer of 1979 and I experienced
my first Porsche Parade in the summer of 1980. I immediately
understood his Parade addiction! I was blown away! I watched
my husband use his skills and knowledge to gather in trophies and
together we won second place in Navigational Class in the rally.
It was my very first Time-Speed-Distance rally; such a high! But
I must give credit to Charlie; I didn’t do much besides read the
instructions. It was almost all Charlie. Also, his PCA friends from
across the USA readily enfolded me into their circle. Of course, they
were curious about the gal who had snared their perpetual bachelor
. . . and was visibly pregnant. From then on, I joined Charlie in
urging Mavericks to go to Parade.
Maverick Region became my extended family. If the club was
doing something, we were there, and in many cases, one of us was
in the lead. Charlie also had a national position on the Parade
Competition Rules Committee for several years and chaired the
group a couple of years. Naturally I got involved too and, since I was
an editor professionally, did a major rework of the document. The
rules had been patched so many times that discrepancies between
sections were causing all sorts of disputes.
As a stay-at-home Mom, it was easy to return to being editor of
Slipstream. Club finances were tight at that time, so my first act as
editor was to do a cost analysis of publishing costs. New members
Carl and Fran Ussery came onboard about this time and have been
a tremendous asset to the club ever since.
I was also aware that we had never
done well in the national newsletter
contests. All these factors led to a new
size and format for Slipstream. I pushed
hard for more technical information,
more photographs, and solicited better
coverage of events. Lots of people
stepped up to help. We improved so
much that we got our first ever First in
Class in 1985.
Also in the 80s, I took the lead
in introducing Mavericks to the idea
of multi-event weekends. These were
loosely modeled on the national Porsche
Parade. We dubbed the event “Round-
Up.” These weekends involved an
autocross when a venue was available, a
top-only Concours, a gimmick tech quiz,
and a gimmick rally. Many years later,
these almost-annual events began having
a “destination” that required overnight
stays. We had a couple of events at a
hotel on the shores of Possum Kingdom Lake and a couple years we
stayed at Fossil Rim. Those were fabulously fun weekends.
When Parade was scheduled to be at the Lake of the Ozarks in
1983, Charlie and I went into high gear to whip up local interest
in attending the premier national event. It was the first Parade to
be within a single day’s drive. I think we had 36 attendees that
year, and thus an enlarged group of Parade enthusiasts. Maverick
suddenly became a contender on the national stage, and we haven’t
slowed down since.
With local enthusiasm high, I stepped up to spearhead a bid to
bring a Parade to the region. With Charlie’s full support we planned
an event to coincide with the Texas sesquicentennial celebration. We
didn’t get the bid for 1986, but the national staff asked me to bid again
the next year and this time we were awarded the prize. The D/FW’87
Parade had several firsts: besides first female Parade Chair, we had
the first week-long planned activities for children, first computerized
scoring, first dual autocross courses with run-offs and the first RC car
competition. The hallmark of D/FW’87 was fun, fun, fun piled on
top of the competition. We had a tight-knit committee that converted
my vision to reality, and I love them all for putting their hearts into
the project. For many years thereafter, people still came up to me
at subsequent Parades and told me that D/FW’87 was their all-time
favorite Parade. That was very satisfying to hear, of course.
After D/FW’87, my interest turned to expanding Round-Up
events and upping the quality of our rallies. I’ve lost count of how
many rally schools I have taught for Maverick Region. I know I
taught two seminars at Parades. Local schools were always followed
by an actual rally and ended with a de-briefing of what the tricks and
traps had been. I owe so many people for support and guidance with
these events, especially Charlie Davis, Bob Benson, Joe McGlohen,
Ed Tix, and Carey Spreen.
When the Fort Worth ‘04 Parade was in the conceptual stage,
Charlie and I got involved, of course, but I had no interest in being
Parade Chair again and Charlie was deeply involved in other
pursuits. We threw our support behind Jan Mayo, knowing she
would be well supported by the region. I declared I had always
wanted to organize a Parade Goodie Store and I got my wish.
The next year, 2005, was PCA’s 50th Anniversary, and I began
my tenure as Facilities Chair for national Parades. I shadowed
Connie Waldrop that year to learn the job so she could step
down after 16 years of handling hotel contracts. The Salt Lake
City Parade in 2012 was the last Parade where I was involved
in hotel and facility contracts and bookings. In the meantime, I
was indoctrinating Kristy Heath from Conference Direct, who
would take over the hotel function. Her company brought a lot of
leverage to negotiations.
During the time I was in charge of facilities, and even before,
I became one of the advocates for having an executive Parade
Committee. Functioning several years as part of an advisory group,
it became clear that PCA had been re-inventing the wheel every year
and repeating newbie mistakes. As advisors to a new local group
every year, we spent at least sixty percent of our effort explaining to
newcomers why certain
things worked and
certain things were likely
to fail. At the same time,
no one wanted to hire
professionals to execute
the whole event. Only
would have the
Finally, National began
staffing the committee
with experienced people
Almost unthinkable now, it worked in ‘87.
Everything is bigger in Texas
who would commit to a fourish-year term. Turnover was hoped to
include sufficient overlap to maintain consistencies.
My last Parade as an active participant was French Lick in 2015.
Although I didn’t recognize the symptoms or understood what was
happening at the time, I believe I experienced several TIAs during
the week, especially during the rally. I was having trouble keeping
my spatial orientation and experienced hesitation in right leg
movement. I know I dragged my foot over the passenger threshold
of our Boxster several times that week. Charlie was not happy about
that! After Parade, as we were returning to Texas from Indiana, I
had a full-out ischemic stroke. My whole world lurched sideways.
Dry your eyes and don’t worry about me. I have a new normal,
but I also have a jam-packed trunk full of happy memories and
many, many of those memories revolve around the wonderful
Mavericks I have played and worked with over the last 46 years.
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