Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas promises to match Mardi Gras for pure over-the-top partying. Some conference participants got an early start Friday.
Ford PR's Sara Tatchio visited the roulette table and walked away with an extra $200. Her method? She played every conceivable combination of her lucky numbers, 2 and 3.
"I stole my lucky numbers from my mom," she explained. Don't worry Sara - you can't own a number.
Ford superdealer Rhett Ricart treats his managers to a night on the town after they take care of business. Ricart, who is CEO of Ricart Automotive in Columbus, Ohio, prefers craps.
Ricart says, "I get some excitement when I can gamble $5,000 or so." Indeed.
Mercedes market research manager Jim Henry was unfazed by Las Vegas' nocturnal pursuits. He maintained his usual daily routine and went for a six-mile jog at 4 a.m. Must have been lonely out there.
As Super Bowl weekend neared, celebrities migrated to Las Vegas.
Lincoln-Mercury pitchman Magic Johnson missed the Ford's minority dealer banquet on Thursday, but he made amends. Actor-director Robert Townsend entertained Thursday, and Johnson appeared at Friday's session.
As J.D. Power's annual pre-convention talkfest wrapped up, Ford's David Thursfield unloaded a couple of zingers. During his speech, Thursfield poked fun at his "foreigner" status. The Englishman blamed it on certain political events more than 200 years ago that caused "an awful waste of tea."