To ring in the new year, two StarCarCentral.com members worked with the Santa Paula police chief Steve McKinnon to help raise funds for the Boys and Girls club of Santa Paula.
The event had a cool spy theme and even the location (which was an unused warehouse) was kept a secret until a couple of days before the event! It was an incredibly successful auction and party which raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Boys and Girls club, which had a particularly bad year in 2010 but is starting 2011 with a great boost to the programs they can provide for kids in all of the surrounding communities. The two SCC cars on display were famous spy cars, Brian’s James Bond BMW and Sue’s Get Smart Sunbeam!
Sue is one of the biggest fans of Get Smart, and has done a top notch job of putting together all the fun gadgets of the get smart series. From the machine gun in the hood, to the recreation of the shoe phone!
Brian’s James Bond BMW from “Tomorrow Never Dies” has roof missiles, with an iPod playing quotes (that the on-board nagging BMW computer said during the car chase) and for the event Brian added an on-board Playstation 2 with “James Bond Racing” and “From Russia with Love” games installed so a few brave guests tried some “backseat driving”. A fog machine also simulated the “tear gas” security system.
Brian’s new top “traffic clearing” rockets!
The cars were a hit and so were the spy costumes. Brian was “Q” from the James Bond films.
and Sue’s friend dressed up as Inspector Couseau’s pirate disguise from “Revenge of The Pink Panther”.
Party Hats off to Sue and Brian for making this event “spy-tastic!” Brian over the last few years has actually become the “Q” of the SCC group, lending his engineering skills to several star car builds!
So a special thanks to all his help to put more starcars on the roads with more working gadgets!
Here’s to more gadgets in 2011~ I will try not to blow them all up taking the gang to events “Q”, but no promises!