The 2019 Drei Staaten Gruppe Holiday Party held on the evening of Dec 7th was another huge success. Thank You Peter for organizing again such a great year end gathering.
The agenda was different this year in that we dropped the White Elephant exchange for a Toys for Tots toy drive to benefit the needy kids in our area. Great job by the DSG filling up two bins of great Christmas gifts.
Also, we were very pleased to have Dr. Brett Johnson of Indianapolis give some background behind the release of his new Authenticity Guide IV, in full color.
The new book is packed with more color photos of Porsche 356 details that could only be appreciated by 356 owners. We also auctioned off one copy to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign.
Marie and Diane presented the ladies with our appreciation gift, a neat Salsa dish.
Stan was successful in acquiring door prize giveaways from nine Porsche vendors. Sierra Madre Collection also provided goodie totes which were used to contain the door prizes. Guests were asked to pick a goodie bag not knowing the contents, which added an element of surprise. Russell Clarke took home the fabulous 356 house slippers!
The 356 car of the year trophy was awarded to Stan Yarrish for finally completing his 1957 356A Aquamarine blue T-1 coupe. The car took a top twenty Porsche award at the Porsche/VW reunion.
Also, Walt Pennington was chosen for the “Tom Oerther Spirit Award” for his enthusiastic support as a new member and for his recently completed 1962 “B” coupe, also a top 20 Porsche award winner at the 2019 Porsche/VW reunion.
Thanks everyone for another great year, and Happy Holidays and a safe, and healthy New Year to all.