The Maverick Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 1965 Page: 2 of 2
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Friday, January 8. Our regular monthly meeting was very well attended which, one can hope,
is a good indication that we will see more of our members taking a more active part in the
club during 1965. Items of interest during the meeting were: 1. the Treasurer reported
a balance of $ 179.91 in the club treasury as of December 31, 1964; 2. the President
announced the appointment of members of the various committees for 1965 (see attached list);
3. the Secretary announced the results of the 1964 Points Awarding System; and 4. the
membership approved by a majority vote "that the requirement for seat belts be made mandatory
for all PCA Maverick Region sponsored events". The film for the evening, The Heroic Days,
which portrayed early Grand Prix racing in Europe, was very interesting and entertaining
and quite a contrast to Program Chairman, Bob Jackson's movies of our own members in action
at the December 1964 gymkhana.
Sunday, January 24. Final arrangements for our January event were completed after the
publication of our last issue of the MAVERICK NEWSLETTER and notification was made by
telephone. Evidently, this was not a handicap because Manson and Suellen Mathis' PHOTO
RALLY in Waxahachie was quite well attended. Eleven teams participated in the event, the
object of which was to correctly identify in the shortest possible time the locations of
five photographs (with a maximum of 90 minutes being stipulated). Each team had an
identical set of prints; however, that was where the similarity ended because as the old
Ellis County courthouse clock struck 1:30 pm, 11 cars departed from the courthouse square
in 11 different directions - and the hunt was on. There may be some of the local folk
down there who are still wondering what was going on . . . can't blame 'em, either.
RESULTS: 1st - Jeff and Alverne Horsfall (elapsed time: 25 min.); 2nd-Mort and Jeanette
Marley (30 min.); and 3rd - Charles and Reva Ogilvie (32 min.) Jinx Hawks and his son,
Bobby, won the six extra points which were awarded for correctly identifying the sixth
'bonus photo' - a baffling double exposure ("Made intentionally, too", Manson assured us).
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Evidently, the Points Awarding System which was in effect during 1964 failed to suit all
of our members. Of course, one would certainly be naive to think that any system would be
completely infallible; therefore, it is not unreasonable to assume that our 1964 system
might become the subject of some criticism.
As most of you are aware, 1964 was the first year during which we had any kind of points
system in effect. We adopted the present system (which was in use by the PCA Los Angeles
Region) by a majority vote at our March 1964 meeting with the stipulation that points
would be awarded to members for all applicable areas of club participation retroactive to
the start of the club year (i.e. the First Anniversary Banquet, November 9, 1963). No
further stipulations were included in the approved motion.
Now, after having had the system in use for over a year, it is quite evident that some
revisions could be made to enhance its appeal. We will attempt to achieve this end at
our next meeting. While constructive criticism has a definite and useful place in any
discussion, one must recognize that pointless harangues do not. In fact, they often have
a decided adverse effect by contributing to an unfavorable opinion of a club or group in
the minds of its newer members and guests.
It has been brought to my attention that some of our members, on occasion, have not received
their copies of PORSCHE PANORAMA and/or this newsletter. This problem appears to stem from
the fact that some members fail to advise both the PCA Executive Office and our regional
secretary of their new addresses when changes occur. Please make such change of address
I had hoped to include with this issue of the newsletter a current Roster of Members;
however, we have not received from the Executive Office a list of renewals for 1965. This
list should be forthcoming in the near future and upon receipt of it, a revised roster
will published and distributed.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
The Porsche factory recently recommended for use in pushrod engines the Champion L-87Y
spark plug as a replacement for the L-85 type.
For those of you who yearn for a type 911 coupe (and who haven't already read it), there
is a worthwhile article by Bernard Cahier on the latest from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in
the January 1965 issue of SPORTS CAR GRAPHIC. According to Cahier, the 911 is a terrific
car and a tremendous improvement over the 356 which we have all come to think so highly of.
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