more stuff to come from last sunday: it was about dinner time, so we got ready for a little walk.
We found one strange crooner in the lobby... LOL!
Arrived at the dinner location right at the seaside. A great place for the final P-DAY dinner.
Panerai donated a PAM390 (!) for the P-DAY#10 DU charity auction, supporting the sporting wheelies http://www.sportingwheelies.org.au
). What a great gesture! It was engraved on the backside with P-DAY insigna and presented in a nice case from The Hour Glass. It was shown to the P-DAY members so everybody was up to date for the highlight of the charity auction.
Hammer and our MC for that evening: Robbie-Do.
Lets get the party started - Cheers! 1-800 A$$$K GARY representin'
Micah with some of the aussie crew.
"are you serious???"
Luke and Asi chattin' about the upcoming Asshat Award.
"Grahams Fathers Watch" in the spotlight.
Alan was reading a letter from Angelo Bonati which he received shortly before P-DAY...
...and so the audience was listening.
After the raffle some items came up for the charity auction to support the sporting wheelies:http://www.sportingwheelies.org.au/
A handmade leather suitcase for watches was auctioned by Gush, it was a tough battle with an aussie paneristi... Congratulations, mate! Fill it up soon with Panerai watches... nice!
A watch handmade by Hammer found a good new owner. Alan enjoys working and restoring vintage Seiko divers a lot and one of them he put up for the charity auction. The winner wants to stay anonymous, but anyway - thanks for the great help for the sporting wheelies!!! Congratulations and always enjoy wearing this special piece! I like the crown position at 4'o'clock a lot, a very cool case and high bezel. Nice...!
Amanda (sitting behind the laptop) created a wonderful slideshow of the entire event with many photos - thanks a lot, it was great watching all these captured moments.
Excitement was growing about the upcoming PAM390... drum roll...biddings were floating in and it went higher and higher... it ended with a fantastic price!
Of course there was a bid for that price - not by one only person in the room, but by every P-DAY member. Hands were going up all over and we found a "very surprised" Hammer - youbet!
Eddie was explaining to Hammer that all attendees of P-DAY wanted to have the watch for him as a gift and to say thank you for all what he did for making this P-DAY become real. Nobody else than Hammer deserved this watch and to support the sporting wheelies was everyones wish. You deserve it so much, mate!
A proud son was speaking to his father to underline that this watch belongs to him. What a special moment that was (Baxter - you are a cool cat! I got goose skin during your words for your father and with the age of 11 years you did a great speech, Dunnerkeil!!!)
(This photo needs no caption. Enjoy the moment and keep it in your memories!)
Hammer took the mic and sent out his words of thanks. Not needed, mate - its all good and so deserved. We all who took part could not have been happier to surprise you...!
A priceless moment for sure. Dee's face says it all. Big smiles all around. Very moving...
Baxter adopted me as his "bash buddy" LOL!!!
Stay tuned for 10.8 and again: thanks for looking!
Volkerrepresentin' the DNA of Panerai