Sigs Cut Ribbon on New
Grand Prix Garage
The ribbon cutting for Delta Delta’s new Grand Prix garage was held at Homecoming, November 7, 2015. The checkered flag dropped on the completion of this building just hours before the dedication ceremony was scheduled to begin.
Through the yeoman coordination efforts of Butch Brose ’09 and Jay Andrew ’98, the contractor’s applied the last coat of paint on Friday, as all the pieces came together to finish this tribute to Delta Delta’s long Grand Prix history.
Brothers, Special Friends Lend Their Support
The overall effort to build this $150,000 commercial structure was led by Travis Iles ’10; Sheldon Alt ’09, Bernie Sergesketter ’58 and Harold Force ’73. Harold oversaw the design and construction of the new facility, while Travis, Sheldon and Bernie worked to raise funds to finance this project. Special thanks also go to Gary and Jane Iles for their financial support and the construction of the two large work benches for the garage. Jeff Kramer ’82 also donated a new Craftsman tool box to the Sig pit crew.
Prior to building the new garage, the Grand Prix teams had been renting garage space around the Lafayette area for the past ten years. Having this new space provides a more secure, accessible and more efficient area to work on the carts.
Grand Prix Garage Dedication
On a brisk, sunny Homecoming morning, a nice sized crowd gathered in front of the new garage. House Corporation President Bart Burrell ’81 welcomed all the brothers and guests. Harold Force ’73 then reviewed the projects history and the need for this facility.
Brothers Travis Iles ’10 and Sheldon Alt ’09 thanked all those who had contributed their time and financial resources to the completion of the project. To date over $32,000 has been contributed by Delta Delta alumni and friends. The balance of the garage costs are being covered by the House Corporation.
New Facility Provides Additional Storage Space
The new garage has two stories. The lower level is reserved for the Grand Prix team and the upper level provides additional storage space for the chapter. The structure is designed and built to commercial standards and is visually complimentary to the appearance of the Chapter House. The interior of the structure is fully insulated allowing the Grand Prix team to work regardless of the weather outside.
Dedication Photo Gallery
Photos of the Dedication are below. Feel free to return to 202 Littleton Street anytime to get your own private tour of the new garage.