After lunch, it was the moment that everyone had been waiting for. Door prizes! And the Grand Prizes were two new BMWs, a nice cruiser and an R1150R Rockster. They had a very interesting method for drawing tickets for the prizes. They would draw 5 tickets, and only the fifth ticket would win. The first four were excluded. With 600 attendees, this served to heighten the excitement as the Grand Prize drawing neared, because the chances for winning were significantly improved.
The Master of Ceremonies was a real card, too‘«™ he would read the number with a flourish and if it was one of the tickets that was to be excluded, he would exclaim ‘«£Fuera!‘«ō (Out!). The crowd really got into this‘«™ and began chanting ‘«£Fuera!‘«ō with every exclusion. And even better, the door prizes winners received their prizes from some seriously gorgeous trophy girls. Each time a winner approached the stage, the crowd chanted ‘«£Besso! Besso! Besso!‘«ō (Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!) You could tell that the Coronas were kicking in!
The Grand Prizes
The Grand Prize winners were ecstatic, shouting the Spanish version of YEEEEE-HAAAAA! Afterwards, the group stayed and partied, but a few of us gringos headed back to the hotel, as we had to get up very early the next morning to begin the long ride home.