Soiree at Salty’s

Soiree at Salty’s

by | Dec 17, 1988

This year’s annual banquet at Salty’s Alki, like prior banquets, was a re­ sounding success. There was a fun silent auction, Denise McCluggage was great as our speaker, and Salty’s Alki provided  a magnificent setting.

In addition  to  the  Club members who attended, there were several repre­sentatives from local dealers: From BMW Seattle: Phil Smart, Sr., Rick Arendt, Greg Liukko, and John Mc­ Dermott. And from Alan BMW: Mal Willmore. Dave Griffith, owner of Alan, was unable to attend, but kindly provided Mal and his wife Joyce a new 535i which a few of us managed to inspect between rain showers.

Despite the rain, the view  of the d owntown skyline was absolutely breathtaking. That, plus a welcome lack of the somewhat tight quarters at last year’s event led many to conclude that Salty’s should serve as the site for another Club banquet in the near future.

We would like to thank the follow­ ing businesses and individuals who donated items or services to this year’s silent auction:

  • All Transmission
  • Alan BMW
  • Bellevue BMW
  • BMW  Seattle
  • Consolidated Restaurants
  • Hermann’s German Auto Service
  • Puget Sound Tire
  • Minit Lube – Quaker State
  • RNR Automotive Refinishing, Inc.
  • Sam’s Goodyear Tire (Tacoma/ Fife)
  • Shannon Construction, Inc.
  • Sharon Silverstone
  • Strictly BMW
  • Ultimate Motor Works

The presentation by our speaker, Denise McCluggage, is covered else­ where. Judging by the number of peo­ ple who asked her questions after her talk; she was extremely well received.

Finally, heartfelt thanks to  those club members who helped organize the banquet and those who pitched in the night of the event. Those who came surely seemed to enjoy themselves – look for an even better event next year!


This article was originally published in the December/January 1988/89 edition of Zundfolge