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Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter)
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
12/1/20 12:06 p.m.

Hello everyone and thank you for tuning in!

It's that time of year!  Where forum members from around the states tax the postal system mercilessly in an effort to ditch all the junk that we were able to dredge up from under our work benches and from around our garage, and ditch it on some unsuspecting soul with whom we've only ever had the loosest of internet based relationship with (Applause!).

Just like last year, I'll create an excel spreadsheet, pair people up, and get everyone out in one batch.  I think we can run the signups from now until about the 20th of December, where I'll send out everyone's partners on the 21st and 22nd.  Stragglers are always welcome.  As long as I can find another straggler to pair you up with, I can get you added in so please dont be afraid to ask to jump in late.

If you'd like to play this year simply PM me with:

  • your GRM Forum name

  • Your real name

  • Your current address

Please title the e-mail "GRM New Year Game 2020" and please don't post your personal information in this thread. Also in your e-mail please note whether or not you'd be willing to ship international (we have some members in Aussie land and some friendly neighbors to the north who would like to participate).  In years previous we've had a surplus of people willing to ship international versus international people wanting to participate.  If you were on the fence because of your geographical location, please don't let it stop you from joining in the fun.

The rules:

Something "automotive" or "laying around the garage" tends to be the norm (offerings to the gods of speed, random car parts, garage reading material, war trophies, stuff you just don't want, etc). You can deviate from this by buying something strictly for the game but you do so at your own risk.  A gift that fits in a flat rate box (size of your choosing) has been the norm in the past, but is by no means a hard and fast rule.

I call this a "New Years Game" because we're all busy enough as it is around the holidays and there's no sense in adding to the cluster.  In saying that, there is no real deadline to have your gift sent out but please be considerate of your giftee.   Having a box in the mail somewhere around January first would be a good deadline to set if you were looking for a timeframe and ideally we'd like all the gifts to be received before February 1st

Please note that I will not give you the screen name of the person you're gifting to.   There has been some back and forth discussion on this in the past, but I believe this helps keep any on-screen bias from getting into the game.  However, I'm not above sending hints (to help you tailor your gift), and many people in the past have used their detective skills with much success.  

Since we're doing the lists and giftings in one batch again this year I think we can all post pics to this thread, as opposed to starting a new one.

Speaking of "pictures and threads": This part is mandatory please.  It's fun for you to receive a gift, and possibly even to send one, but it's fun for everyone when you share your spoils online so please be sure to post your spoils.

There is no punishment for signing up and not participating. But I do have a non-participant list running from the last few years (these are people who received, but did not gift). If you're on the naughty list I'm afraid you won't be allowed to participate this time without some sort of...  well, we can work something out.  Just contact me for details or to check if you're on the list.  The last few years we've had we had 100% participation, I'm hoping we can repeat that again for this year! 

Let's see, did I forget anything?

If you're new to the game and looking for gift ideas, here's  2019 GRM Game for ideas.

Also, yahoo mail subscribers once had trouble with the PM system. If in doubt,  "willgrow" and the number three at gmail.com (all one blurb) can be used for more reliable message delivery.

Cheers everyone, and thanks for making the game what it is! 

cmcgregor (Forum Supporter)
cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
12/1/20 12:11 p.m.

In! This is fun every year. I've been accumulating random junk, although I just got rid of the flywheel I was considering sending.

Thanks Bill!

stafford1500 Dork
12/1/20 12:15 p.m.

I'm in again...

PM on the way.

RevRico UltimaDork
12/1/20 12:19 p.m.

In, pm sent

Mr_Asa SuperDork
12/1/20 12:21 p.m.

PM sent, definitely in

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
12/1/20 12:26 p.m.

Yes!!! Been looking forward to this all year!

Shadeux (Forum Supporter)
Shadeux (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/1/20 12:26 p.m.

PM sent. I'm ready to shock and confuse once again!

matthewmcl (Forum Supporter)
matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
12/1/20 12:48 p.m.

Do you want "GRM New Year Game 2019"  or "GRM New Year Game 2020?"

Placemotorsports Reader
12/1/20 12:49 p.m.

I'm in, PM incoming

EvanB (Forum Supporter)
EvanB (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/1/20 1:05 p.m.

I'm in again, email sent. 

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
12/1/20 1:06 p.m.

In! PM sent.

I've been cleaning my garage lately, and I found some interesting junk... ahem... GIFTS for the game. Should be fun!

Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) MegaDork
12/1/20 1:43 p.m.

Message sent.


barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
12/1/20 1:44 p.m.

Better than Christmas. PM sent. 

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
12/1/20 1:48 p.m.

I'm in. PM sent

Aaron_King PowerDork
12/1/20 2:02 p.m.

In, again.

Mndsm MegaDork
12/1/20 2:05 p.m.

I'm in. Time to get out the crayons. 

DjGreggieP HalfDork
12/1/20 2:09 p.m.

I'm in, also wondering if it should be 'GRM New Year Game 2019' or 'GRM New Year Game 2020'

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/1/20 2:10 p.m.

Time to dust off the old monolith and pass it on

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
12/1/20 2:24 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

But will it fit flat rate?

slefain PowerDork
12/1/20 2:34 p.m.

thedoc Reader
12/1/20 2:45 p.m.

I am in, now out to the garage!

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/1/20 2:50 p.m.


Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/1/20 2:50 p.m.


Ranger50 UltimaDork
12/1/20 4:36 p.m.

I have plenty of leftovers of "stuff"... Between multiple places....

SOB, I'm in.

Mezzanine Dork
12/1/20 5:30 p.m.

Yeah, I haven't missed one yet. Why stop now? 

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