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 2006 Las Vegas Fun Rally

The 25th annual Las Vegas Fun Rally, held at the Orleans Hotel / Casino.  About 300 Detomaso enthusiasts gathered for this years event.

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During some spirited driving on the track, Dave Briggs' CAV GT suffered a serious  failure of a key suspension component and ended up getting towed home.  Larry Stock helped out by towing Dave's car back to the hotel.

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Here's the defective (inferior casting) upright:

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Brett Gann was kind enough to offer his trailer up in order to get Dave's GT back home to San Diego.  Here Brett demonstrates the procedure for tightening a knock-off with his bare hands - what a he-man

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A team of experts stepped forward and transplanted the GT from Larry's flatbed into Brett's enclosed trailor.  Except for some minor damage to Brett's vinyl flooring, the transplant was smooth and successful. 

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Kevin, Glenn, Mike, Klaus and Jeff ready to go racing...

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A car display on the top floor of the garage was a big hit and even managed to lure some folks out of the casino to check out the cars.  Hmmm, i'm not sure if the Orleans management would be happy about that.

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Phil Camp is all smiles as he won the second biggest prize, a sway bar set.  Here he displays what look like walking sticks.  Which turns out to be prophetic, in that Phil almost has to walk home due to a broken ZF Sunday morning just as we were preparing for departure.

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Matt won a Hot Wheels Pantera, here Brett helps to open it

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Brett watches over his pile of tickets.  Buying in volume proved to be the trick as Brett won 3 times, including this cute wittle teddy bear!

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It took 3 tables to contain all the folks from San Diego

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Bob Richards picked up the president's choice award for best engine.  Way to go Bob

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Dave Briggs received the hard luck trophy for his mishap at the track

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Who needs the Follies Bergere, all the most beautiful women in Vegas were right here at our tables.

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A small group of SDP members (17) went to dinner at the Italian restaurant Sazio.  The free drinks from the hospitatily suite were starting to have an affect on all participants.  Jeff and Klaus laugh it up, Klaus offers up a toast and Brett appears prepared to catch his incoming dinner.  Fortunately, we were housed in a closed private room so as to not disturb the other patrons.  How did they know that was going to be necessary.  A good time was had by all.

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Effie, Gigi and Rene / Bill and Klaus celebrating in the hospitality suite

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The Hot Rod Grille was the destination for Friday night's dinner.  The parking lot filled with Panteras and there were about 90 people!

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The atmospher was great, they had a lot of cool memorabillia.

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Unfortunately, about all we did was sit around at the tables and talk and wait and wait and wait.  In the end, our food never came and 2 1/2 hours later we left -- hungry.  Some people did get their food, but most didn't.  Oh well, we still had a good time.

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