With these opening words from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", Dr. Hunter S. Thompson distilled the Las Vegas experience to its molten core: the search for the American Dream. The American Dream is one of danger, excitement, risk, thrill and the reward we all feel when our lives have been catapulted beyond reality into the realm of the impossible.

It is our honor to dedicate the Trippie statuette in memory of our friend and mentor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson - a man chock full of true grit.