|The party animals are at it again. The
Annual old time Christmas party was held on December 9th, at the
just-completed spectacular Del Mar home of Matt Lipski. Matt and his
lovely daughter Amanda opened their home for this motley crew and a grand
as can be time was had by all.
On behalf of the whole club, we extend thanks to Matt and Amanda for being fantastic hosts. We hope your home came through the ordeal unscathed!
As usual, this Christmas party was well attended by club members as well as a few special guests.
The food was great as always. But the highlight of the evening (not including Matt's insane garage) was the gift exchange.
|Before the gift exchange the club presented special recognition awards to 2 couples who have contributed immensely to the club over the years. Alan and Christina Foster and Ralph and Pat Suarez. Alan and Christina hosted the famous "World's largest Detomaso Swap Meet" for some 10 years. Ralph and Pat have hosted the incredible Poker run for 4 years. The club is forever in your debt guys, thanks for everything, we really appreciate it.|
|And on with the gift exchange. Bill starts by explaining the rules...|
|Bill and Klaus did an excellent job of Emcee'ing the gift exchange|
|The participants watched closely as the good were unwrapped.|
|Now there's a happy child|
|Rick tears at the paper while the officials look on in anticipation|
|The experts try to figure out what this is.|
|It was nice while it lasted. This gem was quickly stolen from me.|
|Kevin inspects his prize.|
|George hits paydirt and is all smiles. Alas the joy would not last long, as this drill set and Detomaso clock were quickly stolen away.|
|The ladies got to pick from their own pile of presents (no tools, flashlights or barbeque sets for them). Nancy Chancellor takes her pick.|
|Jeff scores a great one and he lucks out, as nobody attempts to steal it from him. Way to go Jeff.|
|Rick picks again|
|Cookie unravels a mystery|
|The crowd looks on as the prize picking continues.|
|Woo Hoo! Got Wax?|
|Craig scores another hot item. Which was quiclkly stolen way from him. Easy come, easy go Craig, sorry.|
|Peace on earth and to all a good night and pleasant holiday season. Thanks for coming everybody.|