This very cool mural was done
for S & G by Scott Heise of Great Scott Cartoons and Designs.
Says it all... Fifty
Roses for fifty years.
Special memorabilia covering
50 years of marriage.
Steve and Gordy welcome the packed
house of friends before introducing the entire clan.
Steven Arias, Debby Gibbs and
her hubby Mike and daughter Soledad; Justin Arias, Amber Parrish,
Jim Black and Cindy Gibbs, Steve's mother Selma Grana, Steve
and Gordy, Jordan Kinder, Kami Rask, Stephanie Gibbs Kinder,
Troy Kinder, Kayla Rask and Alex Kinder.
In the foreground Cindy
Gibbs godfather, Dr. John DiGiulio. Others in photo Jimmy
Scott, Jerry Mallicoat, and TV Tommy Ivo.
Dave & Twila Mandalla
of Mandella drag boat fame.
Connie Johnson, and elated Dusty
McWilliams and NHRA Wally Parks Motorsport Museum, Executive
Director Tony Thacker.
Maria and Walt Stevens.
Did Darrell scare 'em?
Cal-Rods member Don Ford and Barry
Weissert (works at the museum).
Rose Dickinson who is Manager
of Marketing and Advertising for the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsport
Museum and Jess Tyree
Wayne Phillips with actor Richard
Kiel who is most famous for his roll of "Jaws" in two
James Bond movies. Kiel went to school with both Steve and Gordy.
Carl Olson and Jess Sturgeon
Joe Rode and Jim Caslin who was
an usher at Steve & Gordys wedding in 1960 with Don
Kat Lotz & Sherry
Watson from the museum.
Julie Hisel and Barry
Wiessert from the museum.
Joyce Rode and Rose Rosebud
Pohorely from the NHRA Museum.
Marcie Vertiel and Becky
Vic and Wanda Cunnyngham, who
went to high school with Steve and Gordy. They were coincidentally
married on the exact same day, September 18, 1960.
Ken Dorn and Patty Scurti
Mousie Marcellis and
Don Scurti, president of The
Cal-Rods Car Club host club of the NHRA Museum. Scurti
was the founding president of the 1950s club, which was
based at Baldwin Park High School where Steve and Gordy
graduated in 1958.
Prior to "dinner",
Roland Leong (right) holds court at one of the many full tables
while others visited and worked the room.
In the foreground in yellow shirt,
the original manager of Orange County Raceway, Mike Jones, and
Mike Kuhl and Carl Olson
TV Tom chats with Gordys
younger brother Fred Lopez.
Publisher or the hit drag racing
newspaper in the 60s, Drag Sport Illustrated, Phil Bellomy made
a rare public appearance.
Ivo and photographer
Art Chrisman, his wife
and Dorothy Mooneyham
Carl Olson, Frank Bradley, and
the legendary Disco Doc Leroy Hales. Stories about
these three could be a best seller.
Henry Walther, Steve,
Gary Beck, Jess Sturgeon and Marvin.
Suzi Beebe, Bill Holland, Cindy
Gibbs, Patty Striegel, Jess Tyree and George Striegel.
Joel Gruzen and Frank
Dave McClelland with Maureen
Fairbairn, who once drove the Devil Woman fuel altered
in New Zealand, an old friend of Gloria who traveled all the
way from New Zealand to be there.
J.R. Martinez and Greg Sharp
who is the Curator at the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsport Museum.
A Gibbs anniversary wouldn't
be complete without the nations #1 hamburgers, In N Out with
one of their mobile restaurants. Waiting for their Double-Doubles,
Steve Levy and daughter Denise.
White haired guy in the foreground
is John Strand and wife Linnea from Midland, Texas. Strand was
an usher at Steve and Gordys wedding in 1960
on to become a renown astro physicist working on the Voyager
Jimmy Rossi, John Ewald
and Mike and Lynn Rose Kuhl.
Gordy with her nephew Dave Perez,
brother Freddie Lopez and niece Gloria Perez
Gordy's brother Ernie
Lopez and his wife Judy
Cindy Gibbs with Gloria
and David perez and Debby Gibbs
Donna Crowther, Don Irvin,
Nick Arias Jr. and Greg Sharp
Stephanie, Frank &
Maggie Bradley, Don Hampton, Steve, and Don Prieto
Jeff Utterback and Nick
John Ewald, Greg Sharp, Donna
Crowther, Steve, Suzi Beebe, Bill Holland, Maggie and Frank Bradley.
The Mandellas, Pam Schavrien,
Roland Leong, Carolyn Alley, Frank Baney, and Mike Thermos.
Dave McClelland and Frankie
Dee and Joel Gruzen with
Jimmy Scott, Mousie and
Brett Johansen, Jennifer
Luna and Mousie
Gordy's sister Helen Purvins,
Gordy, Danny, Steve, Kiel, Marvin and Patricia Graham.
Graham, Kiel, Don Prieto,
McClelland and John Ewald
Cole Coonce, Bellomy
and Mendy Fry
Roland, Gordy, TV and
Tom Jobe and Doug Kruse
Roland, Gordy, TV and
Suzie, Orah Mae Millar,
Pam and Robin Millar.
Art Chrisman and McClelland
Cynthia Carpenter and
Steve and Gordy's granddaughters...Kami
and Kayla Rask, Soledad Lemus
Special thanks to Darrell Conrad
and Pam Schavrien for the great photo coverage of this special