Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 5 - Miscellaneous > Off Topic Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 7 votes, 2.57 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
sc_rufctr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Posts: 15,290
Send a message via MSN to sc_rufctr
Cool stuff Wayne.
__________________
Peter
Old 08-14-2012, 01:52 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Feelin' Solexy
 
Tishabet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,285
From my family to yours, kudos on sponsoring a very worthwhile event Wayne! My sister is actually visiting me and my wife here in KL for the next three weeks, will be there in spirit and we will send mojo for a successful fundraiser.

__________________
Grant
1974 Vespa Rally 200, 1974 Vespa Primavera 125, 1963 Solex 2200, 1938 Buick Special, 2008 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Mazda CX-9, 1986 VW Vanagon Syncro Westfalia - in the stable
1989 Porsche 944, 1973 VW Beetle - gone but not forgotten
Old 08-14-2012, 07:51 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
motion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Mid-life crisis, could be anywhere
Posts: 10,038
Awesome on so many levels, Wayne. And, those kid pics are too adorable.
__________________
'95 993 C4 Cabriolet
Bunch of motorcycles
Old 08-14-2012, 08:32 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Hads930's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 223
Wayne

Is there a way to donate tickets for people who for geographical reasons cannot come to someone close to the cause that perhaps might not be able to justify the cost of the event?

Good on you for letting those kids climb all over those cars, the smiles are priceless!
Old 08-14-2012, 09:13 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Former Drama Queen...
 
12own911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Pedro, CA
Posts: 1,723
Send a message via Yahoo to 12own911
See you there Wayne!
__________________
~ Kim (KDOLL2)

It is better to cry in a Porsche then in my Vue...
Old 08-14-2012, 10:41 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Don Plumley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Geyserville, CA
Posts: 6,805
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne at Pelican Parts View Post
Yes, I've been asked this question three times already this morning - I am trying to get an official answer quickly. I will post back here when I have more details.
Awesome event. Will be there in spirit for sure.
__________________
Don Plumley
96 993 Track Hippo | Spinning Hippo Racing
Old 08-14-2012, 12:16 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Deplorable Member
 
Porsche-O-Phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A Rock Surrounded by a Whole lot of Water
Posts: 31,958
Garage
I wish I were still on the left coast simply so I could attend this! I'm wishing you all the best for a successful event! You LA guys really should go check this out! No excuses!

I'll be sending a donation - it's the least I can do. All the best!
__________________
'74 911 Targa 2.7 (in storage, hoping to finish "someday"), 2001 Mercedes SLK 320 (with a few AMG fun bits), '85 BMW K100, a few surfboards

Black Cars Matter
Old 08-14-2012, 01:58 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mikester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: My House
Posts: 5,345
Send a message via AIM to mikester
Wayne, We're going to try to do this. If not I will bid on some stuff.

I've also asked my wife to forward it out to her PTA and El Segundo Mom's club folks if that is okay. If not please let me know - she hasn't done it yet...
__________________
-The Mikester

I heart Boobies
Old 08-14-2012, 03:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
sammyg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 44,246
If you talk real nice to the mods I bet you can get one of em to make this a sticky ...
Old 08-14-2012, 03:33 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Baz Baz is offline
G'day!
 
Baz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Posts: 22,192
Garage
Wayne - very nicely done...if there's one thing that makes me tear up...this is it. My eyes are all watery as I'm typing...

Your girl is precious as are the other children shown.

The cars are nice too - but somehow I am distracted by the real gems...
__________________
Old dog....new tricks.....
Old 08-14-2012, 03:41 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Never left, but not right
 
Zeke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 30,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammyg2 View Post
If you talk real nice to the mods I bet you can get one of em to make this a sticky ...
You missed the checkered flags on the page at the top and in the line of posts? And on every forum page?
Old 08-14-2012, 04:52 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mikesride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: cold north strong and freeze
Posts: 1,739
Garage
WOW!! I am teared up a bit here. This place/community is much more than a online parts store......You guys are all great, starting with our host! Good luck to all involved.
__________________
I've driven alot of crap to get here man!
Old 08-14-2012, 05:22 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
 
Now Available for Ordering:   101 Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000  [more info]
Registered User
 
douglas bray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posts: 666
Wayne, our 5th child had Down Syndrome. He lived 40 hours and died in my wife's arms. That was 11 years ago. It seems like just yesterday. They are very special children that will bless your life beyond measure. Enjoy every moment you have with her.
Old 08-14-2012, 10:13 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Never left, but not right
 
Zeke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 30,011
Wow, Douglas, that's a sad tale. I didn't know Down's could result in such a quick death. Very sorry for you and your wife.
Old 08-15-2012, 07:22 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
douglas bray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posts: 666
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeke View Post
Wow, Douglas, that's a sad tale. I didn't know Down's could result in such a quick death. Very sorry for you and your wife.
The valve in his heart never turned causing him to suffocate. Respiratory Therapy worked round the clock at Kaiser Sunset. We had never seen hospital workers cry. It's a story for another day.
Old 08-15-2012, 10:44 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Racerbvd's Avatar
I have posted this on my facebook pages...
__________________
Byron

20+ year PCA member

Many Cool Porsches, Projects& Parts, Vintage BMX bikes too

http://www.bvdmotorsports.com
Active Rennlist Member.
http://members.rennlist.com/racerbvd/
See blog for my For Sale & Wanted List.
http://www.914club.com/bbs2/index.php?automodule=blog&blogid=337&
Old 08-15-2012, 03:27 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,075
Garage
Pics

Beautiful children Wayne. They are truly God's gift. My nephew has Downs, he just turned 46 years old. Loves to ride in my P car, all smiles and laughter. Great kid. Good luck with the fundraiser..
Old 08-16-2012, 09:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
sammyg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 44,246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeke View Post
You missed the checkered flags on the page at the top and in the line of posts? And on every forum page?
never noticed them until you mentioned them.
I (and I would guess many others) tend to turn out stuff like that.



I spent a large portion of my yoot with my grandparents in New Mexico.
They (and I) too care of a man with severe down's syndrome.

He wasn't really a relative, my grandparents took him in and took care of him for the rest of their lives after his "real" parents abandoned him as a young boy to die on the streets.
He was at least 30 years my senior but I treated him as if he were my little brother.
His speech was so severely affected he was difficult to undertstand at all but he always had a big hug waiting for me and would follow me to the ends of the earth. Somehow we could understand each other.

In high school I did some volunteer work through the church at a place called hope school in Anaheim.
Talk about tearing your heart out.
The people who attended that school all had one thing they had in common, the ability to care and to show love for others.

The hardest part for me about spending time with those with Down's syndrome was how it made me look at myself. I hate to admit I didn't like what I saw too much of the time.
The pettiness, the distrust, the lack of patience or empathy, the dark side of one's personality.
At least once the thought flashed into my head, who was limited more; me or them?


it wasn't that long ago that in some places of this country people born with Down's were allowed to die or were locked up in an institution. Their average life-span was in the 20's or 30's.

I bring this up to remind us all how far we've come and how far we still have to go.
Sometimes it doesn't seem like it but in at least one way the world is a better place than it used to be.
Old 08-16-2012, 10:18 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,471
thank you Sammy..
alas ..now everyone knows you have a big heart..

now go kick something..
before they think you care..

Rika
Old 08-16-2012, 11:00 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Jack Olsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,058
Just signed up and paid.

It's a great idea -- awesome cars and a very worthy cause.
Old 08-16-2012, 12:07 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:01 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2017 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.