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8 | February Mavs & Mochas: Polar Vortex Cometh
12 | Do It Yourself: X73 Suspension Install
16 | Autocross Series: Event 10, Lone Star Park
19 | Maverick Marktpreis: 928
20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: George Maffey
27 | Inspired: Richard Pietruska
28 | Taycan Turbo S: It’s a Dream, But It’s No Electric Sheep
30 | January Maverick Happy Hour and Social
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) 3
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee........................................(Sat) 6
Tech Session: PDK Service Discussion..........................................(Sat) 6
Mavs & Mochas: Turbo Coffee................................................... (Sat) 13
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 20
All Member Driving Tour.......................................................... (Sun) 21
All Member Party..................................................................... (Sun) 21
HPDE: Eagles Canyon Raceway.....................................(Sat-Sun) 27-28
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9 | Mavs & Mochas
22 | Board Meeting (virtual)
22 | Tech Session
22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo
23 | Autocross
23 | HPDE
2 | Board Botschaft (Executive Board Member Column)
4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs
4 | Zone 5 Presidents
7 | Maverick of the Month
15 | New Mavericks
31 | Maverick Trivia
34 | Advertiser Index
34 | Anniversaries
36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee........................................(Sat) 3
Mav Virtual Board Meeting....................................................... (Wed) 7
Mavs & Mochas: Southlake Town Square.................................. (Sat) 10
Autocross: Challenge Cup #2................................................... (Sun) 11
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 17
Bluebonnet Driving Tour........................................................... (Sat) 24
On the Cover
Brrr. Carrera 4 on its home turf.
Photograph by Brandon Frazier
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Board Botschaft: Your Opportunity to Sample the Porsche Parade
by Carey Spreen, Region VP
You may have noticed that I write a lot about the
Porsche Parade, PCA’s annual week-long convention that
celebrates all things Porsche and PCA. Those of you who
have not attended a Parade may be wondering what the
big deal is, while those of you who have participated in one
already know. So at the risk of revisiting this subject, I’m
going to try to convince you to at least consider going to
the Porsche Parade this year, in part because it’s only 850
miles away from the DFW area in 2021.
The Parade is a week-long (Sunday through Saturday)
gathering that happens in a different part of North America
each year, in a three-year west-central-east rotation. French
Lick, Indiana, which is where this year’s edition will be held,
is considered “central,” and it will be the closest Parade
until the 2024 event (the location of which has not yet been
announced); the 2022 (east) location will be Pocono Manor,
PA, and the 2023 (west) location is set for Palm Springs,
CA, both of which are multi-day drives each way.
Each Parade consists of competitive events, social
events, tours, banquets, seminars, and kid-oriented stuff
all week long, so it’s definitely a family affair (and petfriendly
to boot). Please don’t let the word “competitive”
make you uneasy; you don’t have to sign up for anything
you don’t want to do. A lot of folks go for the tours or
the banquets or the social events or just because they’ve
never been to that part of the country before. Plus, you
don’t have to stay all week if your schedule doesn’t allow
it. Also, don’t worry about not knowing anyone there – a
good-sized contingent of Mavericks attend each year, and
you to make a room reservation at one of the headquarters
hotels. Phase 2, which opens on April 7, is when you get
into the details of who is coming with you, and which
events (if any) you want to participate in.
You also do not have to stay at the HQ hotels, although
it’s hard to beat the convenience; there are several affordable
hotel chains in the area if you don’t mind driving a short
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Parade was also in French Lick, and many of us attended
that time as well. There will likely be a caravan or two
heading up there from DFW, so you can travel in the
company of other Mavericks if you like.
By the time you read this, Phase 1 of registration has
already taken place, opening on Feb 10, although it’s not
too late to register, as Registration remains open until June
13. Phase 1 just makes you an official entrant and allows
distance to get to the events, many of which are held at (or
at least begin at) one of the HQ hotels.
The entry fee is $230, which includes both an entrant
and co-entrant. Competitive events, tours, and banquets
are all à la carte fees (typically $20 to $50 per person for
events, and about $70 for most banquets).
I hope that I have at least piqued your interest in the
premiere annual PCA event. If so, you can check out the
details by visiting https://www.porscheparade.org/. We
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Maverick of the Month
Selected by Landon Stogner, Region Volunteer Chair
sponsored by Autobahn Porsche
Michael has been with the PCA close to four years now. If you don’t know
who he is, I’m pretty sure you are familiar with his work. Over those four years
Michael has put his photography talents to work helping out at many of our car
shows and special events. If you attended our Mavs & Mochas event a few years
back at Highland Park Village, you may have had a photo taken of you in your
Porsche in front of the historic Village Theater. Another time may have been at
Lakeside Market in Plano as part of a People’s Choice Car Show. These were
two events where Michael stayed put in one spot for hours, capturing the perfect
angle of the many Porsches that arrived. Michael was the one behind the lens of
our two feature articles here in Slipstream spotlighting the Women of PCA.
The most recent one was our Oct. 2020 feature bringing awareness to the
National Breast Cancer Foundation. Michael put in many hours planning out
just how to position all of the Ladies and their Porsches to fit in single shot.
Michael had also picked a perfect background so each woman could have
an individual shot with her car. Go back and take a look if you missed it. It
was one of the many cover photos that Michael has contributed to Slipstream
over the years. It’s thanks to Michael’s passion and dedication that our club
stays Fueled By Volunteers. Please join me in congratulating Michael as our
Maverick of the Month.
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February Mavs & Mochas: Polar Vortex Cometh
by Bill Kruder, Region President
photos provided by Chris Low, Jimmy Gallegos, Jim Mango and Landon Stogner
“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall
keep the postman from his appointed rounds.”
This is the postman’s oath, and one might say our
Maverick motto, when it comes to Mavs & Mochas.
Some 25 cars and nearly 40 hearty members
braved the 20-degree temperatures Saturday
morning, all for the sake of having coffee with
friends at the Frisco Fresh Market on Main just
east of DNT.
Let’s talk about the cars that showed up. We
had one air-cooled, our ‘96 993, a 2020 Cayenne
Coupe, a Cayenne GTS, three Macans, a 928, and
water-cooled 911s filled out the rest.
Credit goes to Matt Wilson and Ajai Cadambi,
who get the award for the furthest drive this
morning at 65 miles, and Julia and Greg Cleath
for the shortest: three blocks!
And yes, this was our Q1 North Texas Food
Bank food drive headed up by Jimmy Gallegos
collecting in excess of 264 pounds of food.
So if you missed this one, we look forward to
seeing you March 13 at Turbo Coffee in the
Colony. Remember the postman’s oath . . . we will
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Do It Yourself: X73 Suspension Install
by Matt Wilson, Coffee Meets Co-chair
photos by Matt Wilson
I recently got the urge to tackle another project on
one of my P-cars..it had been several months since I
dropped the engine out of my 997 turbo to pin the
coolant pipes, but that is an article for another day.
full X73 kit which includes front and rear struts and
swaybars, plus mounting hardware.
Today I decided to install the Porsche sport
suspension (X73 option) on my 981 Cayman S. There
are lots of suspension options available for these cars,
but I was really wanting to use Porsche parts and it
effectively turns the car into an X73-
optioned car from the factory, with
a slightly lower ride height (20mm)
and slightly stiffer shocks. I’d like to
take this car to the track soon so I
figured this was a great complement
to that plan.
I purchased the kit (P/N 981-
044-400-05 for a PDK car) from
my friendly Porsche parts guy at my
dealer who matched the cheapest
online price I could find. Less than
$1,600 all in; not bad in the land of
genuine Porsche parts, and it came
with all of the one-time-use nuts and
bolts needed for the install.
I have a BendPak scissor lift in the garage, so it
certainly makes projects like this easier. I parked the car
on the lift and raised it just high enough so as to have
easy access while sitting on a stool. The job is fairly
straightforward, and involves swapping out the front
and rear struts, and the front and rear swaybars. There
are really no “special” tools needed that most DIY
folks wouldn’t find in their toolboxes, EXCEPT for the
bolts on the rear axle; those were M9 triple square bits
which I had to order up from my favorite online tool
vendor. Otherwise it’s mostly short and deep metric
sockets (10mm,16mm,18mm,19mm,21mm), T55
torx, 3/8” and ½” ratchets, plus various extensions
including some swivels. I did use an impact wrench
for a lot of the larger nuts (>16mm) but is not really
necessary. Finally, you will need a good set of torque
wrenches (I have both 3/8” and ½”) for when you go
to put things back together.
For the fronts, after removing the wheels, I removed
the brake caliper and disconnected the speed sensor and
brake wear connectors and hung the caliper out of the
way. After that, it’s just a process of undoing the various
bolts for the tie rod, diagonal arm, lower control arm
(LCA) from the front subframe, swaybar drop link,
and front strut to the wheel carrier. Once all of this
is removed you can remove the whole assembly (wheel
carrier/rotor/lower control arm) and set it aside in a safe
place. Now you need to open the frunk and remove the
three 13mm nuts the hold the strut in place and slowly
remove the strut/spring assembly from the car.
The process is repeated for the other sidde to have
both full struts/wheel assemblies removed. Now it’s
time to swap the sway bar, which requires removing
a bunch of nuts/bolts to lower the front subframe to
allow the swaybar to come out toward the front of the
After removal of the front strut and wheel carrier/brake assembly. Note the
caliper is hanging out of the way and the swaybar has not been removed yet.
car. You first have to remove the front under tray panel,
and then loosen the 4 subframe nuts/bolts toward the
rear, followed by the 6 in the front along with removing
the 2 power steering rack bolts. Once all this is all
loosened you can slowly lower the subframe to allow
the swaybar to slip out toward the front of the car.
Next month we’ll cover putting the front back
together and tackling the rear.
Welcome Our New Mavericks!
by Becky and Tom Gomer, Region Membership Chairs
New Members January 2021
If you have any changes that
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Jesse Abercrombie Allen 2020 Taycan Turbo
Gary Anderson McKinney 1965 911
Steven Bartling Dallas 2016 Cayenne
Daryl Brende Murphy 2020 Macan
Michael Clevenger Fort Worth 2008 Boxster S
Jason Ford (Jacques) Frisco 1971 914
Jonathan Frigo Frisco 2010 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Patrick Hamner Dallas 2008 911 Carrera S
Michael Hennessy Dallas 2019 911 GT3
Reagan Hoffman Arlington 2001 Boxster S
James Kao Plano 1997 911 Carrera S
Jon Kerr Parker 1969 912
Royce Labor Trophy Club 2020 Macan
Cheryl Lambright Fort Worth 2018 Macan
Rodney Lantos Dallas 2006 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Paola London Dallas 2012 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Brian Maguire Fairview 2012 911 Carrera
Jeffrey Morgan Weatherford 2009 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
David Plyler (Mignon) Sherman 2018 911 Carrera GTS
Jill Ponce Carrollton 2018 Macan
Amber Ray Carrollton 2014 Cayman
Greg Scheideman Fort Worth 2018 911 Carrera S
Stuart Segall Frisco 2014 Cayman S
Atul Sethi Dallas 2016 Cayenne S E-Hybrid
Mark Sippel Granbury 2010 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
Roger Spencer Fort Worth 2020 Panamera GTS
Bob Stallings Plano 2007 911 Carrera
Brent Timmerman Dallas 2012 911 Carrera S
Kim Utley Lucas 2020 911 Carrera 4S
Jarret Willey Plano 1989 944
Gregory Wilson Trophy Club 2019 718 Cayman GTS
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Autocross Series: 2021 Autocross Classifications
by Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair
photos by Robert Kirby of Lightspeed Images
Each year, we review, and
update if needed, the MAVPCA
autocross classes. Since many of
our participants also run some
of the other 40 autocross events
in North Texas, we try to keep
our preparation and groupings
consistent with the Sports
Car Club of America (SCCA)
groupings and Performance Index
(PAX), the handicapping system
that is updated annually based on
results from all over the country.
This makes it possible to compare
results across all classes.
For 2021, we still have our
own Porsche Classes, built
into the SCCA model used by
our autocross partner, Equipe
Rapide Sports Car Club (https://
autocross.com). This year there
are a few changes to be more inclusive and encourage
participation by our members. The first seven classes
Owen Coulman leaning into a corner in his GT3
have a minimum of a 200 treadwear rating street tire
restriction, and must be street legal.
PV is the Vintage Porsche class
for all street-legal 356 and 912
Porsches. We know they are out
there, and some come to watch
or ride along at these events. We
would love to see you exercising
your cars with us.
P1 has been changed to make a place
for all the front-engine transaxle
cars to come back to autocross. We
know there are a lot of 924, 944,
968, and 928 owners out there, so
we wanted to make a place for you
to play with us.
P4 is for 2010-2021 911 Turbo,
2015-2021 Boxster Spyder and
GTS, 2015-2021 Cayman GT4
and GTS, 2013-2021 991/992 S
and GTS. These are very capable
PH is the Heritage Classic Street
class, parallel to the SCCA HCS
class. All street legal 914 and all
911 to 1973 and 2.4 liters, both
with up to 7-inch wide wheels fit
here. We get good participation
in this group regularly.
P0 is unchanged and is for all
our four-door models: Macan,
Cayenne, Panamera, and Taycan.
We have had good participation
from the Macan and Cayenne
drivers and would like to see
some of the big sedans this year.
P2 is for the 1974-1994 911,
1995-2012 non-S 911, 2005-
2009 911 Turbo, 1997-2004 986
Boxster/Boxster S, 2005-2021
987/981/718 non-S/GTS Boxster
and Cayman. It’s a competitive
power vs handling group.
P3 is for the 2005-2021 Boxster S
and Cayman S, 2011-2012 Boxster
Spyder and Cayman R, 2004-2012
GT3, 2012-2021 991/992 (not
including S or GTS), and 2005-2012
911 S, GTS, and 911 Speedster.
These guys are fun to watch!
P5 is for highly modified or nototherwise-classified
legal cars, and tire treadwear
ratings are not restricted. This
picks up the 2013-2021 911
Speedster, 911 R, GT3, GT3 RS,
GT2, GT2 RS, Carrera GT, 918
Spyder, etc. We don’t see them
often but wanted to be sure they
had a place to play with us.
P6 is for all race cars or non-street
legal Porsches. We get some club
race cars and Spec Boxster race
cars that fit here.
Maverick 914’s ready for war at the last autocross for 2020
In the January issue, one of Scott Scheetz
photographs was incorrectly attributed to
another photographer. Scott has been a
great friend to Slipstream and we apologize
to him for the error.
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Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:
Maverick Marktpreis: 928
by Peter Wen, Region Merchandise Chair
“WANTED: Porsche 928 for attempted murder
of 911.” What a headline that would have been? Of
course that’s not exactly how it happened. Back in the
70s, Porsche was headed in a different direction. They
needed a modern car to replace the aging 911 and to
keep up with emission regulations. They wanted a new
flagship vehicle with the best possible combination of
a sports coupé and a luxury sedan. The result was the
928, a grand tourer with a water-cooled V8 engine,
Porsche’s first production V8 powered model and the
only coupé powered by a front-mounted V8 engine.
The 928 was loaded with technological advances and
luxurious features. It won the coveted 1978 European
Car of the Year award upon introduction. It was priced
far above the 911 SC ($110k vs $75k in today’s dollars).
Just 57,998 928’s were built during the model’s 19-year
production run (25k of which came to the US).
Excellence magazine considered the S4 to be “Best
Value”. Only about 3,000 GTS were produced, with
just 482 examples coming to the U.S.
Hagerty Valuation Tool:
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Excellence’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide offered these price ranges
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’85-’86 S $10k-$18k
’87-’89 S4 $12k-$24k
’90-’92 S4 $14k-$26k
’90-’92 GT $16k-$28k
’93-’95 GTS $40k-$70k
Fun Fact: The 928 was prominently featured in the movie,
Risky Business. Tom Cruise learned how to drive a manual
transmission in a 928 during filming. Five cars were used
including a shell car without engine and transmission for the
lake plunge scene. PCNA was not officially involved with the
film: “No way, we don't want anything to do with a movie
about a prostitute."
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So those of you who have been
reading these interviews the past
four years know how this goes.
For those of you who are new: I
enjoy meeting people. Each month
I write up my next interview and
sometimes it’s someone I met
yesterday, or like this one, over
three years ago. We met at an
All Member Party in 2017, of
course admiring the half dozen
356s that had participated,
including the soon-to-be-ours
‘64 C (Bob Hagestad’s car).
Well, I met him there with
his own beautiful ‘64 C, and
we struck up a conversation
about the cars. Fast forward
about a year later: we buy the
Hagestad and join the Tub
Club, and who is President
but the guy with the very
cool white ‘64 356 C! As the
months went by we would talk
at Mayo’s or the occasional
Mavs & Mochas. Finally, I
said “we would like you to
attend our Maverick board
meetings so that we keep our
two clubs in sync.”
So here is the next in my
series of “conversations”
I would like to share
with you . . . .
George Maffey, Member since 1983
1964 356 C, 1997 Boxster,
and 2014 Cayman S
Bill Kruder: So you know the drill
I’m sure. We start with “where are
George Maffey: Well, I was born in
Philly, grew up in Baltimore, then
we made many stops including
Detroit, North Carolina, Southern
California, and Northern California,
landing in Denton in 1993.
BK: Whoa, that’s a lot of places!
How did you end up in Denton?
GM: When I graduated college I
Coffee, Cars & Conversation
by Bill Kruder, Region President
went to work for Peterbilt Motors
Company in Newark, CA, which
is adjacent to Fremont, located on
the San Francisco/Oakland East
Bay. Then in 1993 they moved the
headquarters to Denton and that’s
where we stayed; same house even.
George and grandson Luke taking a trip on the BMW
BK: So where did you go to school?
GM: I was living in SoCal and when
it came time to pick a college. I
wanted a very small school so I
enrolled at Santa Clara University,
about 5-7 minutes from San Jose
International Airport. I graduated in
1980 with a mechanical engineering
degree and ended up with the only
job I ever had, retiring almost 38
BK: How did you and Angie meet?
GM: We both worked at Peterbilt,
in those days everyone worked in
one giant office space; it was like
an ocean of desks. I would see her
photos provided by George Maffey
from time to time, and think I even
helped her with car trouble a time
or two. Then one day a friend of
Angie’s came over to my desk and
with a very stern look on her face
said “Just when are you going to
ask that girl out?” Heck, it was kind
of threatening- like (laughing). So,
that was 1982. We dated for
about two years, then married
BK: And I understand you have
GM: We do. Sarah is 34 and
lives in OKC; Lauren is 29 and
lives in Tulsa; and George is 26,
living in Sanger.
BK: Let’s talk cars now. What
was your first car?
GM: Here I was, 15-16 years
old, scouring the LA Times
for a car. Ahhh, what a great
car I found: it was a 1967 VW
Karmann Ghia with a 356
1600 Super engine in it.
BK: So you have always been a
car guy then from an early age?
GM: Safe to say I think it’s in
my genes. When I was born,
our family car was a 1953
356 1500 Super cab; my dad built
a platform in the back so that he
could mount my car seat (laughing).
Then in grade school we had a red
‘63 cab. My dad liked to buy cars,
fix them up, drive them 2-3 years,
then sell them for the next project.
BK: And what was your first Porsche?
GM: In 1983 I bought a 1974
914 2-liter “Creamsicle” Limited
Edition; I think only 1,000 were
made. We had that until Sarah
arrived in 1986. It was my
daily driver, making the commute
from Santa Clara to Newark for
BK: What came next?
GM: Only about a year went by
without a Porsche. In 1987 we
bought the ‘64 356. This time I
was scouring the San Francisco
Angie Maffey with their 1964 356
Chronicle. My dad was visiting
and we found one in Pleasanton.
As we drove up my dad said, “buy
it!” (laughing). Let’s say it needed
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some TLC, so I
drove it as a work
in progress; as a
matter of fact it
was off the road
it for me,
BK: I hear there is a
story with your Boxster
GM: Oh yes! This one was
not planned at all. We
bought it about two years
ago. One day I was out and
about with a Porsche T-shirt on,
and an older woman saw me, telling
me that her husband had passed
away and had a ‘97 in the garage;
she wished it
Well some time
went on, and
we talked again
about the car,
and at that point
she was thinking
of just getting
rid of it now. I
was like “hold
on a second - let
me take a look
at it.” So I went
to see it. It had
been sitting for
eight years, never
being run. We
talked more and
I bought it from
1972 Not-a-Porsche BMW R50/5
her. We got it home and sorted
things out, finally getting it started,
to find out it had only 13.4K miles
on it (smiling). Needless to say we
finished getting it road-ready and
today it runs like a champ.
BK: Tell me about you and the Tub Club?
GM: I joined the Tub Club in the late
90s, occasionally attending a few
events over the years. Then in 2018
they were looking for a new president.
I had just retired, and as they say, the
rest is history I have been president
going on four years now.
BK: Not unusual when I hear a Porsche
owner has another passion besides
their cars; I hear you have one?
GM: I do. Out of college I bought
a Moto Morini Italian motorcycle.
I would love to ride it up in the
Santa Cruz Mountains. Well, I
never entirely let go of that love of
European bikes. So about 10 years
ago I bought a ‘72 BMW R50/5
followed by a ‘66 R50/2.
Paul Mosley, you might just have a
new friend . . . driving friendships
one BMW bike at a time.
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Inspired: Richard Pietruska
by Scott Kellogg, Region Concours Chair
photo by Richard Pietruska
Years ago when I was in college,
I had a great instructor Richard
Pietruska. He was one of the
coolest teachers at the school, at
least to those of us in the Industrial
Design program. He has had many
favorites as well,” said Pietruska. “I
was inspired to create this piece by a
story in the November 2017 issue of
Porsche Panorama. It explained how
Porsche’s 917 delivered the German
carmaker its first overall win at the
motion of the automobile, while
simplifying the basic design lines of
some of the most exotic vehicles of
the past and present.
His work has been featured in
various magazines, including Road
well know automotive designers go
through his classroom. He would
always have a great way of helping
everyone turn out some amazing
designs and art.
As well as being a great teacher
and designer in his own right, he also
does fine art, which we are sharing
here today. If the art of motion can
be captured in a sculpture, Richard
has done it in a remarkable way.
For this particular piece,
PORSCHE 917K – Spirit of Le
Mans, Richard creates a beautiful
speed form capturing the grace and
elegance of the 917K in motion.
“This is one of the most iconic racing
Porsches in history, and one of my
24 Hours of Le Mans during 1970
and then repeated in 1971. The car
also played a leading role in Steve
McQueen’s racing epic film, Le
Mans, promoting racing to a much
broader worldwide audience.”
The fiberglass sculpture is 6’ long
by 22’ wide and features the iconic
Gulf racing colors. The piece is
highly stylized and curved, showing
both speed and motion.
His use of various media –
from paint to tapestries – focuses
on automotive sculpture, using
techniques ranging from bronze
casting to cast resin and fiberglass,
stainless steel and plastics. His
sculptures exhibit the dynamic fluid
& Track, Automobile Magazine,
The Robb Report, Pilota, Octane
Magazine and Garage Magazine.
He is also one of the few automotive
sculptors to have been chosen to
do the artwork for the Meadow
Brook Concours d’Elegance poster.
In addition, Pietruska has designed
awards and trophies for many
automotive events, including the
Car of the Year Award for
Automobile Magazine, the
Cranbrook Concours d’Elegance, the
Petersen Museum and the Newport
Beach Concours d’Elegance.
For more information on
Richard Pietruska and his art, visit
his website: rpmart.com
Taycan Turbo S: It’s a Dream, But It’s No Electric Sheep
by Michael Durovick
Our Maverick of the Month this month is more than just a great photographer with great taste in cars, it turns out he’s a great
interviewer too. Michael recently did a shoot with Wendy and James Shoffit’s Taycan Turbo S and sat down with Wendy to
talk about what it’s like to drive Stuttgart’s latest wundercar and entry into the all electric hyper-sedan.
MD: What were the first few weeks of ownership like
WS: To be honest, we had some hiccups with some of
the electronics and getting everything set up on the car.
We had great service from Porsche Plano to help make
everything right and we’ve been enjoying it thoroughly
WS: So far it has met all expectations engineering wise…
it’s just stupid fast! There’s no other way to describe
it. It’s amazing to get a 4 door car with 750 HP that
feels as luxurious as it does that can go that quickly and
handle that well. It’s absolute sensory overload from
beginning to end.
MD: If you had to do it all over again, is there anything
you would do differently with regards to options, color,
WS: In short, not really. James ordered just about every
feature it had from the white wheels to the glacier blue
headlights to the very cool passenger display. I’m sure
eventually there will be a hack to display Netflix on
there! He’s a big fan of white cars and it really suits him.
MD: Now that the car has a few miles on the odometer,
how does the car make you feel?
WS: It feels… electric! It’s exciting to drive a car that has
generated so much buzz. We had that with the 2015
Cayman GT4 back then, but this is even more exciting
than that. It draws attention for sure and everyone
wants to know just *how* fast it goes.
Thanks to both Michael and the Shoffits for a look at
their new toy. Michael, as usual you made beautiful
design, well beautiful. -Ed
Michael Durovick: Hello Wendy. For those who don’t
know you, please let us know a little about yourself
regarding your time with the Maverick Region or
Porsche in general.
Wendy Shoffit: James and I have been members of
Maverick Region since December 1997. We have held
multiple positions locally and nationally in PCA and
have always wanted to be as involved as we can. We
have made more friendships than we can count with the
wonderful people in the club all over the country (and
MD: I understand you have quite a bit of track
experience/skills and are DE instructor. Can you tell us
a little about that?
WS: James always knew he wanted to drive a Porsche
on track… I was a little slower to get on board. Since
1998 we have autocrossed, time trialed, rallied, toured,
and participated in Drivers’ Education when available.
James Club Raced for years all across the country. I’ve
always been on the administrative side of things, as DE
registrar (off and on) and CR registrar for about 20
years. James was a DE instructor, but I’ve never tackled
that particular job. I have enjoyed autocrossing most
and competing for some lovely trophies.
MD: What made you decide to pull the trigger and
purchase a Taycan Turbo S?
WS: That was all James! He had been watching the
evolution of the Mission E/Taycan for the past few
years and just knew he had to have it. Anyone who
knows James knows he has to go big or go home! I’m
often figuratively and literally along for the ride, but
you won’t catch me complaining!
ever since. There’s a pretty steep learning curve, though,
with the charging and multitudes of setups involved.
Fortunately we are pretty technically savvy and are
figuring things out as we go.
MD: How does the Taycan handle on the track?
WS: We haven’t tried it out yet, but will soonerishly.
It’s a very heavy car, but with the instant power to the
wheels, it absolutely LAUNCHES! The handling is
amazing on the street and I can only imagine it will not
disappoint on the track. We also plan to try autocrossing
it sometime just for the fun of it!
MD: I know you haven’t had the car long, but for the
time you have, what is your overall impression of
January Maverick Happy Hour and Social
by Clark Randall
photo provided by Debi Kruder
Our most recent PCA Maverick Happy Hour and Social was
a great success! Many of your fellow club members and friends
joined together via Zoom to see each other, catch up, and share
some much-needed pandemic laughter.
Our sponsor, Clark Randall, CFP® owner of Financial
Enlightenment, a retirement income planning firm, offered a
complementary investment portfolio risk analysis, valued at
$350, to the first Maverick to correctly answer one of two trivia
questions. Our winners were Maverick members Gregory Wilson
and Simon Dirngerger. Gregory knew that Tesla was the largest
company ever to be added to the Standard and Poors 500 index,
while Simon correctly answered that the Biden Administration
has promised not to raise income taxes on anyone making less
than $400,000 per year.
Lisa Ward joined the winners when she received a bottle of
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon by sharing the best example of
how she spent her money in 2020 – by purchasing a new home.
After the games, we settled in to learn how mixologist, Frank
Zack, creates his amazing tasty cocktails. Many of us followed
along at home, which made all of us winners.
Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm for
Maverick Happy Hour and Social. Check out the details of
upcoming socials at MavPCA.org.
You can test your
knowledge (or Google
search ability) of all
things Porsche by
participating in the
monthly trivia contest
posted online at http://
Answers are due by the
last day of each month.
The winner of the trivia contest receives a $25 gift
certificate from our sponsor, Zims Autotechnik. In the case
of ties, a random drawing determines the winner.
Here are the questions for the January 2021 Trivia, this
month dealing with miscellaneous trivial Porsche items from
the past and present. The winner this month was Wendy
Shoffit, getting all 5 of 5 correct. Honorable Mention goes
to Tom Martin, also getting all 5 correct. In case of a tie, the
winner is chosen by a drawing.
Maverick Trivia: Are you a Porschephile?
sponsored by Zims Autotechnik
Answers: 1)b, 2)b, 3)b, 4)b, 5)c
1. The rear light bar on the new 992 does not appear to light up
commpletely. Which of the following is the reason?
a. To avoid confusion with the CHMSL b. It fully lights
up only when the parking lights or headlights are on c.
US Regulations do not allow a continuous light bar d.
Porsche did not feel it was necessary to have it fully lit.
2. Porsche has three Aftersales Training centers in the US. Which
of the following is NOT a location?
a. Atlanta, GA b. Carson, CA c. Easton, PA d. Eastvale, CA
3. At one of these training centers there is a 2004 Porsche
Carrera GT. It has been taken apart and reassembled some
a. 75 b. 78 c. 83 d. 89
4. The Carrera GT is a beautiful GT Silver color, and the interior
is unusual for Porsche, being ________ Leather to go with the
GT Silver Exterior.
a. Lipstick Red/Pink b. Ascot Brown c. Forest Dark Green
d. Aspen Snow White
5. The Carrera GT Maintenance Course is taught over four days
and is limited to just ________ technicians per class.
a. 4 b. 5 c. 6 d. 8
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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor
by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor
As I sit at my desk, it’s 8° outside and my mind can’t
quite wrap itself around the idea that it will be 60° in
five days. But that’s Texas for you, it’s always changing.
Hopefully you’ve been able to stop by slipstreampca.org -
our new online home. That will be a change too, but we’ll
still meet here every other month and compare stories.
With spring on the way, hopefully some of those
stories will be about the Maverick events we’ve
attended rather than the new mask we just bought.
If you perused the coming events page, you’ll see a
very welcome sight. Instead of “canceled” you’ll see
“rescheduled”, and many of those rescheduled events
are just around the corner. I’m sure there will be some
changes at those events too, we’re not quite out of the
woods yet, but any time I get to spend with my Porsche
buddies is a welcome diversion from a reality that has
become an almost constant exercise in patience.
There are some really great times upcoming and
I’ve included them a little early because we need some
sunshine. Scott Kellogg will finally be able to host the
Maverick Concours weekend. This is one you don’t
want to miss, the warm up at the Founders Day was
a great first act. Fajitas, drinks and shiny Porsches are
just the kind of things I’d like to be enjoying right now,
believe me. Another favorite you won’t want to miss is
the Bluebonnet Tour out in Ennis (page 22). Although
the club was forced to cancel the organized drive last
year, my family made the trip anyway and saw some
familiar faces. But it just wasn’t the same without you.
I’m looking forward to do it for real this year. We all
need some new bluebonnet photos, right? Last but
most definitely not least is the not to be missed Alle
Mitglieder or All Member Party. The day starts with
the All Member tour (registration required) which
leaves from 455 in Van Alstyne and travels through the
towns of Weston, Celina, Pilot Point, Tioga, arriving at
our destination of Gunter, TX. Stick around and enjoy
brunch at One Preston Event Center Carriage House,
Chapel, and Victorian Estate. New members are our
special guests with FREE registration discount codes
available. Autocross is back, Club Racing is kicking off,
thinking of all of these events are warming me up just
thinking about them.
So it’ll be a bit before we talk again, but I’ll see you
right back here in May. Until then, keep smiling and
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