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7 | Mavs & Mochas: April in Southlake
8 | Crest Club: Class of 2021
11 | Pooches and Porsches
12 | Do It Yourself: X73 Suspension Install
16 | 2021 All Member Party Recap
19 | Maverick Marktpreis: Cayman GT4 (981)
20 | Coffee, Cars & Conversation: Joann Talty
24 | NEW - Women Behind the Wheel: Amber Ray
26 | Sixth Annual Easter Gimmick Rally
30 | NEW - Porsche Racing Series: Introduction
See more details and check for event updates via the QR code
here or our online calendar at http://mav.pca.org/go/calendar
HPDE: MotorSport Ranch.................................................. (Sat-Sun) 1-2
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee........................................(Sat) 1
Mav Virtual Board Meeting....................................................... (Wed) 5
Mavs & Mochas: Montgomery Plaza............................................(Sat) 8
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 15
Maverick Concours Weekend...............................................(Sat) 22-23
22 | Board Meeting (virtual)
22 | Maverick Concours
22 | Motoring Mavs at Mayo
23 | Autocross
23 | Maverick Tours: Russell Creek Park
23 | Mavs & Mochas
Mav Board Meeting (chair people only).................................... (Wed) 2
Garages and Gearheads Having Coffee........................................(Sat) 5
Autocross: Challenge Cup #3......................................................(Sun) 6
Mavs & Mochas: Novel Coffee Roasters..................................... (Sat) 12
Russell Creek Picnic Driving Tour.............................................. (Sat) 13
Motoring Mavs at Mayo............................................................ (Sat) 19
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2 | Board Botschaft (Executive Board Member Column)
2 | Maverick of the Month
4 | List of Officers and Board Chairs
4 | Zone 5 Presidents
15 | New Mavericks
31 | Maverick Trivia
34 | Advertiser Index
34 | Anniversaries
36 | Oversteer (Editor’s Column)
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A father/son project, Arman Aliefendic and his
father Ado restored this Gulf Blue 1974 2.7 over
two and a half years.
Photograph by Luke Brooks @ Lucky Luke Photos
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Board Botschaft: Your Attention Please
by Bill Kruder, Region President
Well let’s see what’s new since last we spoke in January
right after our Founders Day event? Geez, a quarter of
the year has passed already and suffice to say despite
COVID still on our minds we started the new year
quick with members enjoying all we have to offer from
Autocross and DE to Rallies and Tours to Tech Sessions
not to mention our club sponsored coffee meets each
month; Mavs & Mochas and Motoring Mavs at Mayo.
With all this going on have you ever stopped for
a moment and pondered how the heck does this stuff
happen? Is it all just on auto pilot?
Let me tell you we have the best volunteers and Chairs
of any club in the country. We have about 40 members,
your board, that day after day, work behind the scenes
to bring pleasure to the some 2200 primary and 1100
affiliate members nearly 3300 in total.
Ok that’s impressive and like I said we all do this for YOU!
Now I need your help. Our volunteers go to great
lengths to put on our events from a 15 car popcorn rally,
50 person tech session, 100 car tour, and lastly our All
Member Party with nearly 400 members. Some of these
events are free for the club to put on and some have a
cost associated with it. Some you register for and some
you just show up and we love it when you show up.
Here’s the deal. Our NO shows of late can be 20-30%
of expected attendance. This is a two-fold problem.
First, if you don’t show and it’s limited attendance
you prevent someone from enjoying the experience.
Secondly, a great deal of planning goes into these and
when we anticipate 100 people at a venue and only 70
show . . . well you get it.
Maverick of the Month
Selected by Bill Kruder, Region President
So, while we love putting events on, what we need
from you is to merely show up, barring a family
emergency. We love to see you out with us. If your plans
change and you registered for an event, contact us. We
know stuff happens.
Sound like something we can do? I think so! Remember,
what our Maverick volunteers do is for you, our members.
So till Debi and I see you out at the next event…be kind.
Landon, Corbin and Brady Stogner
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If like me, you are a regular at our monthly Mavs & Mochas or our annual “big” social
events (All Member Party and Founders Day), odds are you have met this trio.
This month we would like to celebrate our Mavs of the Month, the Stogner Family! Members
since 2016, Landon and his two sons Corbin and Brady are always out and about driving friendships!
There is nothing these three will not do to help. Landon, aka DAD, is of course our Volunteer
Chair helping many of our other board members get the needed help to pull off their respective events.
So, dad is most often seen, orange cones in hand, directing the parking lot traffic.
Then there’s son number one, Corbin, who is right there, donut and coffee drink in hand,
taking and giving orders.
Lastly there is son number two, Brady, who many of you know from his occasional articles
in Slipstream and as our PCA Juniors Ambassador. It was Brady and Corbin who entertained us
all with the Porsche Experience Center and Raceway, with of course plenty of diecast Porsches
to create the fun at our All Member Party in March.
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2021 Maverick Region Board - Officers and Chairs
Club Race Co-Chair
Club Race Co-Chair
Where You Are Treated Like Family
Coffee Meets Co-Chair
Coffee Meets Co-Chair
DE Chief Driving Coach
DE Medical Chair
Dr. Jeffery Komenda
Marketing, Web Chair
Beckie & Tom Gomer
Dana and Susie Jones
PCA Tours Co-Chair
PCA Tours Co-Chair
PCA Junior Ambassador
Tub Club President
COVID Communications Chair
Ginger & Tom Heuerman
Slipstream Content Editor
Special Events Chair
Registrar, Club Race
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Mavs&Mochas: April in Southlake
by Matt Wilson, Mavs & Mochas Co-Chair
You could speculate that if you wanted to order up a
cool Saturday morning, just schedule a Mavs & Mochas
event and it will for sure be unseasonably cool! That was
definitely this Saturday in April when the cool morning
photos by Scott Scheetz
first event, having just picked up his 2021 Boxster Spyder
finished in a beautiful Gentian Blue Metallic - it looked
fantastic! Seeing 4-door Porsches in some non-standard colors
was also cool, like the Carmine Red Macan and a Frozen Blue
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temperature was right
at 50, with a brisk wind
making it feel even
cooler. No matter, as
the Maverick faithful
are not afraid of a cool
morning in April! And
faithful they were, as the
cars started appearing
a good bit early before
the “official” start time.
This month the feature
was the 4-door Porsches,
with several (28 to be
exact) Cayennes, Macans, Panamaras, and even a couple
of Taycans making a special appearance.
This is the first time back to Southlake in 15 months,
and there were some cool cars that I had never seen before.
I spoke with one new member who was attending his very
Taycan. I saw in some pictures later that there was a 997 GT2
in attendance as well, but somehow I missed it.
All in all, over 140 Porsches lined the various streets along
the Square, cementing this location as a fan-favorite. Next
time we won’t wait so long to come back!
Let me start with some background. As I started to write my monthly Coffee, Cars & Conversation four
years ago I always tried to mix up who I talk to. A member I met and interviewed was what I was calling a
LEGEND in our club. Fast forward to last year, we decided we needed to celebrate these legends and would
begin doing so at the All Member Party; we inducted 43 members in our first class. Now as we start the new
year, meet our 2021 inductees of the Crest Club.
What qualifies you to be in this exclusive club? First, you have to be an active member with a minimum
of 20 years of membership in the PCA. Second you have to have held an elected Executive Board position
(President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) or served as Editor. This select group made our club what
it is today! I am just lucky enough as President to be its current caretaker, doing my best to model what these
people did for some 59 years and ensure I continue it moving forward and stronger than ever. The sign of any
great organization or business is just that.
With that being said, I reached out to our Crest Club inductees and asked them to share a moment during
their leadership period.
So I would like to present to you the class of 2021…..
Crest Club Class of 2021
R Allan Bradley
Emily and Hiram Saunders
-Bill Kruder, Region President
“If you meet the criteria for the Crest Club and your name is not listed, please contact President@mrpca.org so we can be sure to recognize you.
Rose Gohlke, Treasurer 1992-93
My husband, Mark, and I joined
the club in 1987. What a ride it has
been! Mark is the car nut and if it
wasn’t for him, I would never have
been a member of this club or have
known how much fun it is to drive
a car to the limit. Thinking back to
those early years, I remember the
regions had annual mini-Parades
that included an autocross, rally,
tech quiz, and Concours. Maverick
Region’s was called Round-Up. One
year the rally was a walking rally.
We had a list of clues that had us
looking for answers on the streets
of downtown Fort Worth. A picture
taken of us during that rally ended up
on the cover of Slipstream. And I still have recipes written
on the colored paper pads with the Round-Up logo that
we got in our goodie bags. We attended a few different
mini-Parades in the area, including the Cajun Classique.
Also, during those early years, we tried a few of the other
driving events put on by other Zone 5 regions like Coastal
Bend (Corpus Christi). And I’ll never forget the thrill of
driving Hallett for the first time. What? There are actual
tracks that are not made on parking lots or old airport
runways! Tracks with elevation changes! I was hooked!
(The picture was taken at Founder’s Day ’92, when our
son was only a few weeks old. Being parents for the first
time, the support from club members was amazing!)
Tom Minella, VP 2012
I’ve been an enthusiast and member for as long as I can
remember, dating back to the ‘70s when I drove a ‘72 914.
Then one year Mike Brodigan, past President of Maverick
Region, who knew me from the track, asked me if I would
run for VP along with
John Hamilton for
President, Madhu Rao
as Secretary, and Jim
Falgout as Treasurer.
Mike said it’s no
trouble at all - you are
in charge of insurance
and may step in to lead
a meeting if John is
out. Well let me tell you
there are a lot of insurance waivers to handle.
I think favorite memories from 2012 as VP would be that I
qualified for Blue Solo at an Eagles Canyon DE, and completed
restoration on our ’71 911T Targa.
And lastly went to Parade – I think it was 2012 not sure of
year; may have been 2010 - but got 2nd place in Concours in
Emily and Hiram Saunders, Editor 1981
So when we moved to Ft. Worth in 1979 we had been
to several Parades, usually with the family and as nonattendees,
because in those days, my limited vacation
time, finances, and Parade activity planning was not
family-friendly. Jumping right in when we arrived here I,
or I should say WE, became Slipstream Editor.
My claim to fame
with that position is due
to Teri Davis. I upgraded
the newsletter enough to
get Teri Davis, a real pro,
to take the job and turn
Slipstream into a REAL
magazine rather than the
budget rag with a decent
cover that I improved
slightly. So I turned my
attention (along with
folks like the Davises,
Steve Kent, Barry Gibbs,
and others) to create the business-like foundation that
allowed a casual club to grow into today’s enterprise.
The most significant part I played was to get Second
Class certification for Slipstream and to manage mailing
for the next umpteen years as we grew from a club with
a membership centroid near what is now AT&T stadium
(well under 1000 members) to a much larger one with a
centroid further East and North.
In the first years, labeling Slipstream issues for mailing
was a family operation. Club growth turned this into the
labeling party, which later happened at Ussery Printing
until mailing became professional. Through that time
I would go to Ussery (frequently with a mailing list
I printed because I was Membership Chair) and then,
late in the evening, I would load my 914 with mail sacks
(trunk, frunk, and ALL passenger space) and take them
to USPS during my lunch break the next day.
Along the way I held a few New Member parties and
Christmas parties (which means Emily hosted after I
volunteered). Emily made mailing labels and typed lists.
Richard Allan Bradley, Editor 2009
It was under Richard’s watch
that the 32-page magazine in
black and white moved to a
color cover in September of ‘09.
We also took second place in the
newsletter Class V and 3rd place
overall. In ‘09 we mailed nearly
1,100 copies each month.
Lastly in 2012 Richard was
awarded the prestigious Betty
Jo Turner Award for newsletter
excellence, top honor in newsletter publication.
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Do It Yourself: X73 Suspension Install, Part 2
by Matt Wilson, Coffee Meets Co-chair
photos by Matt Wilson
As a quick recap, I was in the middle of installing
the X73 Sport suspension kit on my 981 Cayman S.
Last month we left off at the point where we had just
lowered the front subframe and removed the front
swaybar out toward the front.
When putting the front end back together the
process is the reverse of removal.
According to the service manual,
it’s important to use new sub-frame
bolts as they are TTY (torque to
yield) with a specific torque setting
with an additional 90 or 180 degree
turn. I also replaced the three 13mm
nuts for the top of the struts mounts
and tried to tighten them in the same
spots as when removed. (These will
get adjusted later when the alignment
gets completed.) All of the needed
bolts are included in the kit.
The rear is pretty much similar to
the front in that you first disconnect
all the electrical bits (pad wear
sensor, wheel speed sensor, and
parking brake servo). Next remove
the caliper, toe drop arm, diagonal
arm from the lower control arm, and
the lower control arm from the subframe. Finally, use
the M9 triple square bit to loosen the axle from the
You do have to remove a bit of the rear hatch interior
side trim in order to access the 3 upper strut nuts.. two
pieces of trim pull out from each side. Be sure to find
the little clips and plastic cones that may fall off the
trim panel so you can put them back on before you put
the trim back in place. I think these are to help prevent
squeaks when rubbing together. Just like the front, the
whole wheel carrier assembly comes out together and
at this point is where you swap in the new struts. The
rear sway bar is easypeasy
to swap out at
this point; just remove
the two brackets and
be sure to use new
bushings (these come
with the kit.) One
cautionary note: Don’t
use an impact wrench
on the rear eccentric
suspension bolts like
I did – use hand tools
only. I had to replace
one of bolts that got a
bit banged up from my
aggressive approach to
Like the front,
installation is the
reverse of removal. The
rear took much less
time than the fronts.
After all this
suspension work, it is
imperative to get an
alignment. I wanted a
slightly more aggressive
than stock alignment
since I was planning
on taking the car to the
track soon. I gave the
specs to my alignment
shop who has done a lot
of Porsche alignments
before. I ended up with
in the front: zero toe,
-1.5Deg camber; Rear: .1Deg toe, -2.0 Camber.
On the road, it feels only slightly stiffer over uneven
roads and surfaces. Ride height looks good with my
20” wheels. I have already signed up for a HPDE day in
a month, so I’m looking forward to how she performs!
The eccentric bolt in the rear suspension. Take the note and
use hand tools to avoid the need to replace when you button
everything back up.
Welcome Our New Mavericks!
by Becky and Tom Gomer, Region Membership Chairs
New Members March 2021
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
Adam Plake Dallas 2021 Macan GTS
Martin Gill Dallas 2002 Boxster S
Monique Sauer (Wayne) Rockwall 2020 Macan S
Dave Russell Carrollton 2014 Cayman
Jaynie McDaniel Arlington 2019 718 Boxster GTS
Nate Guinan Keller 2006 Cayman S
Erik Daugbjerg Dallas 2007 911 Carrera S
Raul Rivera1 Trophy Club 2021 718 Cayman GT4
Bruce Irvine Dallas 2020 911 Carrera 4S
Juan Guevara Wylie 2021 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Ken Greaves Argyle 2016 Cayman GT4
Stephanie Centofonti Gunter 2018 718 Cayman
Sean Lafferty Arlington 2016 Boxster Spyder
Chris Shannon Frisco 2020 718 Cayman GT4
Rod Carson Fort Worth 2020 911 Carrera S
Elliott Peeler Allen 2004 911 Carrera
Tito Ramirez McKinney 2019 911 Carrera 4S
Costa Christ Dallas 2018 Panamera 4S Sport Turismo
Chris Chilton Benbrook 1980 911 SC Targa
Paul Burns Colleyville 2015 911 Carrera S
Chris Mayzner McKinney 2012 911 Carrera S
Braedon Pitts Colleyville 2003 911 Carrera 4S
Alstaire Bunales Plano 2005 Boxster S
Neil Anderson Plano 2013 911 Carrera 4S
Matthew Crane Weatherford 2006 911 Carrera
Jeff Baum McKinney 2018 718 Cayman
Steve Karo (Reese) Arlington 1971 914
Leigh Neale McKinney 2018 Macan
Raj Putcha Mckinney 2018 911 GT3
Elroy Smith Arlington 1982 928
Philip Chang Plano 1996 911 Carrera 4
Robert Bradfield Dallas 2021 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
Warren Fields Arlington 2009 911 Carrera S
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2021 All Member Party Recap
by Debi Kruder, Special Event Chair photos by Michael Durovick, Scott Scheetz, Kendall Awtry and Paul Moseley
The Maverick Region’s much-awaited All Member Party proved to be worth the wait with a record-setting 350+ new
and longtime members joining us on a beautiful blustery day, March 21! As with most things in the last year, we kept
many of our Maverick favorites while
re-imagining how to keep everyone
safe and healthy. One Preston Event
Venues kindly opened up their entire
property to include their beautiful
Carriage House, Chapel, and the
Victorian Estate, and they greeted
us in Maverick style. Many thanks
to Autobahn Porsche for once again
being our All Member Party sponsor.
This March will be in Maverick
memories for years to come,
to include the huge billboard
welcoming us, the 200+ Porsches
and their Maverick drivers and
navigators, the tasty Chicken and Biscuit Bar, the New Member gifts, the PCA Juniors track, our DJ Chris Fernandez,
our Country Style Breakfast, a flowing Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar, and did I say our very own Maverick custom
logo cookies? Additional thanks to our co-sponsors: APEX, The PHOENIX Insurance, and Tim Schutze, Realtor.
If you missed this historic event, here is what some of our members said . . .
“As our first event with PCA, we were really impressed! Beautiful
venue, well-organized, and everyone was very friendly. We
look forward to getting involved in the future! Thank you!”
- Paul Burns, New Member
“These Maverick Cookies!*@#!”
- Cookie Monster, All Members
“Super fun! Loved the tour, and great food, but mostly seeing
all the Mavericks’ smiling faces.
- Fran Ussery, Crest Club Member
“Masterfully run event by your sons!” (in reference to the
Stogner boys at the PCA Juniors event showcasing the new
Porsche Experience Center and Raceway)
- Olga Taylor, Maverick Region Secretary
“Music was kicking as usual . . . overall fantastic time, food and
people are the best company to be in. “
- Gigi Dodson, Member
“Best PCA event I’ve attended – THANKS ALL”
- Ken Cooper, Member
“A great day and a great weekend for driving Porsches! Next
year . . . 60th anniversary of our PCA Club.”
- Ajay Cadambi, Member
Guess I better start planning how to make our 60th the
best All Member Party ever! Mark your calendars now
for March 20, 2022 for another history-making Maverick
All Member Party! You will not want to miss it.
Maverick Marktpreis is proudly sponsored by:
Maverick Marktpreis: Cayman GT4 (981)
by Peter Wen, Region Merchandise Chair
In 2007 Porsche introduced the Cayman, much
to driving enthusiasts’ delight. Essentially a hardtop
Boxster, the Cayman was a true driver’s car. With the
rigidity of its chassis and the ideal engine placement, the
car handled brilliantly. By the time the 2nd gen Cayman
(981) was launched, it was so good, it legitimately
challenged the flagship 911. Then in 2016, Porsche
did the unthinkable. It gifted the Cayman with Gran
Turismo (GT) treatment and a powerful 911 S engine.
The Cayman GT4 was born.
All Porsche GT cars are special. These street legal race
cars have a loyal following. The one-year only, limited
production GT4 is no exception. Since its introduction,
the GT4 routinely sells at a premium above MSRP. With
the then 991.1 GT3 only available in PDK, and the
991.2 911 going all turbo, people speculated the GT4
may be one of the last Porsche models with a proper
6-speed manual and a naturally aspirated engine.
Today, these concerns have largely subsided. Porsche
once again offers GT3 with manual transmissions. The
next gen, 718 Cayman, GT4 is still powered by flat-six
naturally aspirated engines. As the result, the 981-gen
GT4 price has retracted to a more reasonable level. If
you dream of owning a 911-powered, mid-engine,
2-seat sports car, the timing maybe right to check out a
Excellence’s Porsche Buyer’s Guide offered these price ranges for the
Cayman GT4 (981):
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2016 Cayman GT4 $95k-$115k $85k-$95k $85k-$95k
2016 Cayman GT4
Sold for $80,600 +$4,030 buyer fee
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2016 Cayman GT4
Sold for $75,702 +$3,785 buyer fee
Carmine Red / Black
3.8L Flat-Six, 6-speed manual
2016 Cayman GT4
Sold for $85,500 +$4,275 buyer fee
Jet Black / Black
3.8L Flat-Six, 6-speed manual
Full bucket seats
2016 Cayman GT4
Sold for $81,981 +$4,099 buyer fee
Black / Black
3.8L Flat-Six, 6-speed manual
2016 Cayman GT4
Sold for $83,000 +$4,150 buyer fee
Carrara White / Black
3.8L Flat-Six, 6-speed manual
2016 Cayman GT4
Sold for $75,000 +$3,750 buyer fee
Agate Grey / Black
3.8L Flat-Six, 6-speed manual
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I sure hope you aren’t tired
of this monthly piece because
everyone I do is as good as the next.
You all have such great stories
and this one will not disappoint.
So, if you have never met her, let
me tell you what you probably do
know of her. Joann, along with
photographer Michael Durovick,
took us by storm in 2019. They
took on what I believe was a
first for our club highlighting
fourteen women behind the
wheel with Joann appearing
on the cover in October 2019.
In addition, she is a frequent
Slipstream contributor. Her
work helped inspire our
October 2020 issue where we
devoted the whole magazine
cover to cover to our female
So here is the next in my
series of “conversations”
I would like to share
with you . . . .
Joann Talty, member since 2016
Owner 2011 Boxster
and 2007 Boxster S
Bill Kruder: I think we talked
briefly once that you or your
husband Pat are from Chicago?
Joann Talty: Just me. I grew up
in Illinois. I was born and raised
in Gurnee, located about 60 minutes
northwest of Chicago and best
known for Six Flags Great America,
where I worked in my teens.
BK: So, those that know me, when
someone mentions they are from
Chicago I can’t help myself; that’s
my town. Matter of fact, I have
friends who lived in Gurnee, and I
spent four years working in the JCP
store in Waukegan.
JT: What a small world (smiling). I
attended Warren Township High School
not far from that JCP in Lakehurst Mall.
Coffee, Cars & Conversation
by Bill Kruder, Region President
photos provided by Michael Durovick and Joann Talty
BK: When did you move from there?
JT: When I went off to college.
BK: Let’s talk about college. I think
you have a cosmetology license?
JT: I studied cosmetology during
the afternoons of my junior and
senior high school years. My
parents pushed me towards college,
so when I graduated high school,
Joann Talty, October 2019 cover-girl with her 2011 Boxster
hair license in hand, I went off
to Western Illinois University in
Macomb, but it only lasted two
years. I didn’t return because I
really didn’t know what I wanted
to be when I grew up. I moved
back home, took seven months off
to work in a salon, and I listened
to my dad call me a dropout daily.
Very much into beauty and fashion,
I thought, “maybe I should write
about it rather than get into the
business of selling it.” With that, I
went off to Mizzou, aka University
of Missouri, and received a dual
degree in journalism and fashion
merchandising. You know the
movie, “The Devil Wears Prada?”
I hoped to be the Meryl Streep
character one day. I graduated in
1989, moved back to the Chicago
suburbs, and worked as a graphic
designer realizing those fashion
editor positions don’t fall from the
sky. I moved into the city in 1993
where a fellow employee with
the Sears Tower engineering
firm I worked at encouraged
me to study fashion design.
I then spent two years at the
International Academy of
Merchandising and Design.
This was located right near
the former Marshall Fields on
State. I lived in the city for four
years near Lincoln Park on the
near north side.
BK: Whoa! That’s where I
lived before moving here in ‘94
shortly after you moved to LP.
BK: So when did you move here?
JT: In 1997. I wanted a better
quality of life and better
weather. I looked at Dallas and
Atlanta hoping to find a job
with an apparel manufacturer.
Dallas felt more like Chicago,
so I landed in the Lovers and
BK: What about a job?
JT: I found that apparel job and wore
so many hats. I began on the cutting
floor, did some pattern making,
ran a cotton shirting program, and
helped design sweaters to go with
their print bottoms. Somedays,
I did customer service, shipping,
and marketed their warehouse
sales. Wanting out of a warehouse
environment after two years, I then
spent six years in advertising.
BK: Tell me how you and Pat met?
JT: We met at a mutual friend’s
wedding. I was dating someone else
at the time, and we were seated at
the same table. Matter of fact, the
bride was trying to set Pat up with
another friend. Four months later,
in the fall of ‘98, I found his email
address in a joke his sister emailed
me. I sent him an email and things
moved along after assuring him I
was no longer dating the other guy.
We dated four years and married in
2002, not just 2002 but 02/02/02
Joann putting in some laps at COTA
BK: Lets switch gears and talk cars,
JT: Ha! The oldest of four, my
parents bought us the kid’s car
in 1982 - a Chevy Chevette in a
similar color to my current Beast
(laughing). It had some serious
issues; basically, it was a lemon.
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Next, we got a Pontiac T1000,
which is the same car. This time,
however, we got a stick. I believe
my dad gave my brother and I a
30-minute manual driving lesson.
Lets’ just say I didn’t drive a stick
again for 30+ years until Pat taught
me again in his 2007 Boxster S.
BK: So why the
Porsche brand today?
JT: Two words – Pat
Talty. Frankly, I was
never much of a car
person. After being
rear-ended in a threecar
accident on my
birthday in 2000,
I underwent spinal
and wrist surgeries.
I didn’t enjoy driving
for a long time after
that, and I admit I’m
an awful passenger.
BK: On a lighter note
what was your first
JT: Well, that’s easy. It’s what we
have today - Pat’s Carmona Red
2007 and my Aqua Blue 2011. I
told our acquisition story in the
August 2018 Slipstream making
fun of myself.
BK: I would say
you have come
a long way since
2000 as I know
you two are often
on the track.
How did this
JT: Well, thank
you, and yes, we
are. Pat loves his
car and the track.
In 2017, I went
down to MSR to
watch him and
decided I could do
that. Now, we try
to go out with the
HPDE group 2-3
times a season.
BK: So very often about now I ask
my interviewee to tell me something
you do or have done that most
people would not know.
JT: Well, everyone knows I love to
travel. I fell in love with Europe
after my first trip in 2001, a
wedding prerequisite trip to Spain
and France. After
to Pat’s post-college
stories, I put together
a solo trip of my
own. For two years,
I saved, researched,
and assembled a
of places to go,
things to see, and
treats to taste. At the
age of 44, I boarded
a jet with a tiny
that spreadsheet of
opportunities, a rail
pass, and only one hostel night
booked. While on my adventure, I
realized I DID have a thing for cars
visiting the Porsche and Mercedes
Museums in Stuttgart. In Italy, I
went to Maranello to see Ferrari
and while in Monaco, I toured
Prince Rainier III’s car collection.
I covered 96 cities in 14 countries
during my 98-day trip! Upon my
return, I opened my own salon
studio and discovered a new passion
for travel writing. I published my
first travel book, Souvenir T-Shirts,
in 2012 and have since added four
more to the series.
Whoa…. now this is driving
As an addendum… I recently asked
Joann to spearhead a new regular
series called, “Women Behind the
Wheel” which will feature new and
longtime members of all ages – all
with a story to tell. Check out her
first edition on page 24 of this
Slipstream. Thank you, Joann, for
all you do for our club!
UPCOMING MAVERICK REGION EVENTS
UPCOMING MAVERICK REGION EVENTS
Welcome to the latest Slipstream feature, Women Behind
the Wheel. Here, you’ll meet some of the fascinating women
in our club and hear some of their stories. You may meet them
through my eyes, or they may tell their stories themselves. I
might even find a great story outside our group. I hope to reach
a diverse group from the newest member to the most active
friends we think we know. We’ll just see how this goes.
At the March 31 Porsche Patio Pop-up at Taverna Rossa in
Plano, I sat across from a vibrant young redhead named Amber.
This was her very first PCA event since joining in mid-2019.
Austin-born, but calling College Station her home, Carrollton
resident Amber Ray blew my mind with her Porsche ownership,
knowledge, and experience.
Currently driving a Black
2014 981 Cayman with a manual
transmission, this 26-year-old with
a 2020 Physics degree from Texas
A&M currently owns two other
Porsches and has previously owned
three others. And, she works on
them. I’m not talking oil changes
or replacing brakes and rotors. She
rebuilds them. That’s right, Amber
is not only behind the wheel, she’s
under the hood, too, so to speak.
Women Behind the Wheel: Amber Ray
by Joann Talty
photos provided by Amber Ray
An interest in building things
began for Amber around the
second or third grade when she broke a remote-controlled car.
Amber cites this incident as igniting her interest in electronics.
She took it apart to see how it worked and ended up using
components from it to build a remote-controlled boat. Amber
admits Radio Shack was her favorite store when she was
young. Around sixth grade, she began learning the basics of
programming making simple video games.
Amber developed a habit of salvaging and gathering broken
or unused electronics in a box, something she
does to this day but on another level. “Sometimes
I go to thrift stores and buy cheap electronics
with the sole purpose of salvaging components
within. This is/was a cheap alternative to buying
new individual components, especially items
like motors or batteries. Today, I sometimes
take electronics off industrial equipment I find
at the scrapyard,” said Amber. Working on these
integrated electro-mechanical systems largely
led her to working on Porsches.
But, before diving into car stuff, jump to 2012
when at age 17 her skills grew considerably.
REPLACE WITH: But, before diving into car
stuff, let’s take note of several useful skills she
acquired beginning at age 17. A friend taught her
to weld, and she built a blacksmith’s forge. She
dove into carpentry to make some spare money with contract
home renovation – add plumbing, soldering, painting, drywall
repair, and reflooring to her skill set. Other jobs contributed
to her knowledge too. While working on a farm, a friend
taught her a few machining basics enabling her to get a job
at a local shop for two years. By the end of her employment
there, she was the primary trainer for new machinists and was
responsible for programming the equipment to cut metal. In
college, she became interested in piloting and building FPV
or video-piloted drones, too, often designing, machining, and
I asked Amber to provide more details about a terrifying
story she shared with our group because this incident takes
us from interest to determination. Concerned that something
was up with one of her wheels on her 2002 Toyota Tacoma,
she had it looked at and was told it was fine. As she tells it, it’s
2017, and she’s driving to Houston from College Station one
late afternoon. While doing about 75 mph, the front, right
wheel fails. While the wheel didn’t fall completely off, it laid
almost flat to the road underneath the wheel well once she
safely brought the car to a stop at the top of an overpass.
We laughed when she shared her cartoon-like reaction of
exiting the car, whipping her hat to the ground, cursing, and
stomping all over it. After parting with nearly $500 to have
it towed to a shop and repaired, she knew she never wanted
to be in that situation again, and she’d be doing all future car
So, attracted to cars that are responsive and agile, she
headed to a local dealership in 2018 to buy a Mini Cooper she
found in an ad. She passed on it, not wanting an automatic.
Later, she took a ride in an Orient Red Metallic 2003 986
Boxster S and she was hooked. In full working order, she
didn’t do much to this car other than rebuild a sticky throttle
body, perform routine maintenance, and make a few cosmetic
changes. She replaced the stock spoiler with a newer Cayman
style and re-sprayed the body to give it black accents over the
red. Sadly, she totaled it in less than a year escaping injury
while driving it top-down through a barbed-wire fence when
the brakes failed. She investigated the cost of restoring it,
considered buying it back from the insurance company, but
changed her mind and moved on to Porsche number two.
Out of state, she found what was her favorite Porsche for
quite a while: a Rainforest Green 2001 986 Boxster S. Shelling
out $13,000 in late 2018, she had it shipped to her and drove
it for about two years. Maintenance and adding a piece of
vinyl wrap to the shifter for a bit of teal flair was all she did
to this car. Its current owner is her friend, Reagan Hoffman,
another new club member our small group met that night.
Amber follows auctions like Copart unafraid of picking
up salvage cars locally in Texas. She did just that in early
2019 with a front-end collision Black 1999 986 Boxster. She
bought it for $1,200 plus fees, spent about $600 in parts to
restore it, and sold it after having the title re-branded from
salvage to re-built. She described rebuilding the bumper with
fiberglass fabric reinforcement in the back and epoxy filler in
front before sanding and repainting. Using her blacksmithing
hammers, she reshaped the bodywork on the damaged front
trunk. Only the hood and one headlight required replacement.
Next, in mid-2019, came an Arctic Silver 1997 986 Boxster,
now sitting in Amber’s garage as her current project Porsche.
With this one, she learned a flood car can have everything
to nothing wrong with it often depending on whether it was
running or not during the flood. She replaced the immobilizer/
ECU/lock set and removed all the carpet. Costing $800 plus
$200 in auction fees, she paid $500 for parts to get it running.
Currently, she has sold $700 in parts off of it and plans to
modify it as time permits.
From a Facebook ad in late 2019, she spent $8,000 on a fully
functional Sand White 2008 957 Cayenne to tow home future
project cars. To date, she has put plenty of work into it including
rebuilding the transfer box, a feat she is particularly proud of.
Learn more about Amber in the online June Slipstream
as she shares her Cayenne experience. If you are or know
a female Maverick with a story to share, email me at
email@example.com with a brief description and her
contact information to hopefully see her in Women Behind
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Sixth Annual Easter Gimmick Rally
by Ginger Heuerman, Rally Co-Chair
photos by Ginger Heuerman
It was a crisp and cool morning and we couldn’t have asked
for better weather - with the sun shining it was beautiful. I
don’t know for most of the participants, but for us it was an
hour-long drive to get to the beginning of the rally checkpoint
to meet all of the other participants. In the end we had 13 cars
and 29 people – a good turnout.
The drive itself was beautiful. All the long stretches were
amazing- just lots of green grasses and tons of cows! We had
one member say that that’s what he was going to remember
the most from this rally: the cows. We were first out so as to
get to the destination restaurant and get set up for arrivals.
We had two people following that didn’t have navigators. We
had a wonderful jaunt through the countryside.
When we arrived at Lazy Dog we were a bit earlier than our
appointment time but they were more than accommodating;
they sat us right away and were fabulous. We chatted and waited
for more to show. As
arriving at different
intervals we started
hearing of heroic
tales of going across
the countryside and
bailing and just
coming straight to
Lazy Dog, along
with other tales of
trips to Oklahoma
was an Easter bunny
that ate a direction to
turn right onto FM
902 while delivering
his eggs and made
everyone miss a
turn. Sooooooo we
are happy that most
of the cars showed
up, and we hope
Alan and Gigi Nusbaum
Thane Hayhurst and Rich Meszaros
that the teams that didn’t show up had a fun time hopping
around the countryside. We hope they weren’t too mad.
The only costume award went to Rich Meszaros. Ironically,
he and Thane Hayhurst won second prize for the questions.
First prize went to Alan and Gigi Nusbaum. All in all we
think it went well in spite of the hiccup. We have fixed the
route instructions, should it be used again. We were happy
that everyone came out to have fun. Looking forward to
seeing our participants on the next one. Happy and Safe
Driving until then!
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by “Motorsport Mike” O’Hare
I just can’t help it! I’m a fanatic – a motorsport-racing
fanatic. To be more specific: a SPECTATING motorsport
racing fanatic. I enjoy all forms of open-wheel and
sport car racing.
I was obsessed
ever since I
first Indy 500
in 1980, where
drove his Jim Hall “Yellow Submarine” Pennzoil Chaparral
to victory. It was also my passion for performance sport car
racing that attracted me to the Porsche brand as a young
child living in Europe.
Everyone knows Porsche and auto racing have gone hand
in hand for a very long time and needs no introduction!
However, are you aware of the dominance the brand and
its talented drivers achieved (and still achieve) on the
professional circuits? How about the different races, driver
classifications, Porsche models used in each unique series,
or details behind some of the racing results? How about
listening to a professional Porsche driver’s perspective on
the different tracks, cars, rules, competition and close calls?
At this point you might be wondering where all of this
is going. Consider this an introductory story to a series
of articles that will shine a light on professional Porsche
racing for the Maverick Region! Via our new on-line
version of Slipstream I’ll recap select races, take a few deep
dives into various Porsche racecars, the technology, tracks,
and circuit rules.
And even more exciting: we will introduce you to a new
series of “Meet the Driver” interviews that the Maverick
Region will begin hosting, both live and virtual. At this
moment we are diligently working on a lineup of both
current and former drivers who have raced “our” brand to
the limit across circuits in North America and Europe! Be
on the lookout – you may even recognize or know firsthand
a few of these talented and respected racers!
For my next article, I will begin to look into a few of the
race series Porsche participates in, like the newly-formed
(for NA) one-make Porsche Carrera Cup North America
Series, Porsche Sprint Challenge, IMSA Weathertech
Championship, Le Mans, etc. And for those thriving into
the future: Formula E.
Until my next publication – stay safe, have fun and drive on!
1. The new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the second-quickest car a
popular car magazine has ever tested, with a 0-60 time of exactly
2.348666958 seconds. However, a ____________ has done it in
a blistering 2.275507139 seconds, just 0.073159819 seconds
quicker. For comparison, Harvard Medical School says an eye
blink takes 0.1 to 0.4 seconds.
a. 2015 Porsche 918 b. 2017 Tesla Model S P100D c. 2017
Bugatti Chiron d. 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante
2. A different source that says that another of these fantastic cars
actually ran 0-60 in 2.1 seconds. It was the _____________ ! a.
2015 Porsche 918 b. 2017 Tesla
Model S P100D c. 2017 Bugatti
Chiron d. 2018 Lamborghini
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the 2021 911 Turbo S is on the
skidpad, hanging on to a grippy _______ g with production
OEM tires. With stickier tires, it could have been even better,
e.g. the 991.2 911 GT3 RS at 1.24 g.
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4. Singer Vehicle Design has just introduced a new Porsche
project, dubbed ACS, which stands for ...
a. Auto-trans Competition System b. All-wheel Cohesion
Study c. All-terrain Competition Study d. Absolute
5. In 1948, Porsche built its first prototype bearing the
Porsche name; it was hand-built with an aluminum body.
Five short years later, Porsche had Reutter build 1,941
vehicle bodies, including 394 Cabriolets, ______ of which
were made of aluminum.
a. 1 b. 3 c. 5 d. 8
Answers: 1)b, 2)a, 3)a, 4)c, 5)a
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races including Le Mans. Relocating to Maverick Region and being awarded the Richard F. Selcer
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1985. The opportunity to work with Bob Manske and other Maverick Region people putting on
the driving event at our 1987 PCA Parade. Every Parade we attended . . .
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Oversteer: Letter from the Editor
by Kurt Scaggs, Managing Editor
Hello again loyal readers. Today’s article is sponsored
by the letter “F” and the number 1. However since Porsche
isn’t even rumored to be joining F1 until 2025, I have no
compelling reason to start that way, I’ve just always wanted
to. So I get to check another one off the list and I have you to
thank. So, thank you. But, the letter “F” does remind me of
a conversation I had just the other day, and one that seems
to pop up here and there - the Porsche Flash.
We’ve discussed it here before, if you go back in the
annals of Slipstream history, you might remember the Save
the Flash logos, it’s even on the Maverick website. The flash
or the wave has been a tradition since Porsche’s first started
rolling into dealerships in the 50’s. Many marques share
something similar. I know Mini owners and Jeep owners and
most notably Harley owners have their own versions, but
it seems to be slipping a bit in the Porsche circle. It might
be a global phenomena, but since I don’t run with the Jeep
crowd, I don’t really know.
I’ve heard that Porsche sold its soul when it produced
the Cayenne, and many blame the four-doors for the demise
of the “flash”, but I don’t buy it. It wasn’t that long ago that
the Cayman/Boxster were the culprits of ruining the brand.
I don’t think that’s any more true today than it was in 1996
when the Boxster was introduced. Many four-door owners I
know have some pretty serious hardware in the garage for the
weekends, and have you seen Igor Tuladin’s autocross times?
Do you think it’s necessary to know one model from
another to be a Porsche enthusiast? Or maybe you need to
know Porsche’s racing history by heart to be a true believer.
Maybe, but I’d like to give you a new perspective. It’s true
that there are a fair amount of owners that bought their
Porsche for status and not out of passion, no denying that.
Let’s take famous Porsche owner Janis Joplin for example.
She bought her 1965 356 SC in ‘68 because, as she sang “my
friends all drive Porsche’s” and not because she cared one
whit for the motorsport history of the brand. I’d say it got
under her skin though as it became the most well known
car in San Francisco at the time. It was her daily driver too.
I don’t think she ever got that Mercedes she was asking
for. She likely loved the Porsche too much. And last time I
checked her $3500 purchase was worth a fair bit more today.
I don’t think many Macans are going to go up in value
the way some other Porsches will, but they just might ignite
a latent passion and that’s worth celebrating. Hopefully
we’ll see a few more waves and flashes out there, in the
meantime - Enjoy the drive!
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