Spreckels Cup & Concours dŪ Elegance
By Mike Williams

While some of our club members delivered toys and sundries to the Polinsky Children's Center for the annual žChristmas in July - Teddy Bear RunÓ, Debbie and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon of surf & turf in beautiful Del Mar. On Sunday, July 15, the Del Mar Polo Club hosted the Spreckels Polo Cup and Concours D' Elegance to benefit the La Jolla Institute for Molecular Medicine. 
Like a scene out of žPretty WomanÓ, we strolled through the crowd enjoying some very competitive polo matches (yes, I actually learned how the game is played) and viewed some spectacular vintage racecars and antique planes. New club member, Jacques Le Clainche was there displaying his racing Bugeye [right]. In all, there were about 30 cars and 10 airplanes with various vendors displaying their wares. Click for full-size image
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During halftime of the feature event, spectators got to walk onto the field for the traditional žstomping of the divotsÓ. I warned Debbie to avoid any divots that might be steaming and we both managed to successfully navigate the course. Several cases of champagne were donated by Faulkner Winery and given to those walking out on the field to work on the divots. This kind of special pampering made me feel just like Thurston Howell, III. They had a small petting zoo and moon bounce for the kids, and a Sunday Brunch (extra) for the adults. A wonderful day, beautiful location÷ Hopefully, we can work out the details for having next year's British Car Day at the Polo Club. Until then, tah-tah Lovey!