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Title: PUB 2015?
Post by: badali on December 21, 2014, 14:44:19
Is there going to be a PUB 2015?  If so is there a tentative date?  Usually it is the last weekend in July.  I'm looking forward to this event.  My work has vacation picks out this week so I have to plan ahead...
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: sandcrab59 on December 22, 2014, 01:52:03
I have mentioned to Joe that the last weekend of July is not good.
Reason being that it has a major conflict with the Ohio State fair.
I recommended moving it to late August or September (cooler).
Tom M
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on December 23, 2014, 16:04:04
The last Sunday in July, and indeed the last weekend of July is the Concours d'Elegance of America in Plymouth Michigan. This attracts a lot of Mercedes owners; on the Friday night before last year we had 40+ come for Autobahn night. Don't do anything for me, but that's not a good weekend...
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: bogeyman on December 23, 2014, 16:51:59
A lot of us that drive our 113s to PUB don't have A/C, so if possible an earlier or later date (read cooler temps) would work better.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on December 23, 2014, 18:57:39
I too plan to go, I'm sure Joe will let us know in time. I need to know quite early since I need to plan respite care for a short term stay for my wife, unfortunatley scheduling for that is required well in advance.

As for A/C I have no need for it, open windows and the soft top up will look after that for me  ;D I have no plans to drive thru the Mohave Desert where temps go high, last I was there it was 120F
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Benzo on December 26, 2014, 01:37:31
Whenever it is, count me in!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Tomnistuff on December 26, 2014, 15:56:46
My objective, too, is to finish my car in May or June and make the PUB trip as my first long outing, with some other stuff along the way.
Too early could shut me out.  I really would like to participate in a PUB.
Tom Kizer
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on December 26, 2014, 16:19:17
Hi Tom,

If the timing is right then we could travel together with both our cars :) Let us see when the date will be.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: hands_aus on January 18, 2015, 22:26:59
bump
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Shvegel on January 28, 2015, 14:21:24
I work the odd months so Aug would work for me.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on February 13, 2015, 21:56:51
Well, there are a lot of major car events already planned for this summer.  It looks like September 12th week end is the best option for PUB this year. Sorry I cannot make it work for everyone. Sorry it is your work month again Pat! What's everyone's thoughts?  I have tried to schedule around three major Mercedes-Benz Club week ends, the Concourse at S. Johns, two Holiday week-ends, a national Hot Rod Show here in town, and others. The summer just is too busy this year.  

Average temperatures here in Blacklick in Septemper are 77F high and 54F low. It is traditionally one of the driest months also.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: badali on February 13, 2015, 23:48:12
If that date is firm I think I can make it.  I'll put in a vacation slip now before that week gets taken...
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Jordan on February 14, 2015, 00:26:30
Works for me. ;D 

Joe, thank you for offering up your premises, time and expertise yet again.  This would be my second PUB and am really looking forward to attending once again.
 
I know I'm not exactly close but if there is anything I can do to assist Joe, please let me know.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: sandcrab59 on February 14, 2015, 00:28:57
Joe Great weekend.
It sure  will not be Hot and should not rain, like last time.
As I stated to you a while ago, it is your choice, so stick with it.
Tom
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: bogeyman on February 14, 2015, 01:35:08
September sounds great.
Thanks again for your gracious hospitality, I'm sure all appreciate it.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Jonny B on February 14, 2015, 03:30:30
Rats! Will be in the UK for Goodwood Revival. We had such a good time last year, several of us are planning a repeat visit.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Benzo on February 14, 2015, 17:08:18
I'm in. It's on my calendar!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on February 14, 2015, 17:53:25
Hi Joe,

First thank you very much for providing the space and the opportunity for our cars and ourselves to meet :) for this great event. What I have read from past PUB's it certainly  promises to be the event for 2015!

September 12th 2015 weekend sounds great and I will certainly attend. I will try to get a Canadian group together and we then would travel as a caravan. I'm hoping to have the Benz Dr. part of the caravan, along the way we would properly pick up additional American Pagoda Member's. Having Dan part of the group will provide additional piece of mind should any of our cars have any hick ups.

Please do let us know if the September 12th weekend is firm (I need to make special arrangements for a loved one while I'm away from home, it is just a matter of booking ahead).

Once the date is firm I will start a tread for Quebec and Ontario Members that wish to be part of a group to travel together to the PUB2015 event.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: jeblack123 on February 15, 2015, 08:19:11
Thank you for deciding to host PUB 2015. Count me in as well.

James
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: gimp on February 15, 2015, 13:43:31
It could be a go for me also
Frank
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Jack Jones on February 15, 2015, 17:20:06
Joe, thank-you and i would love to be part of this.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Iconic on February 15, 2015, 20:34:51
Joe, I can make the weekend of September 12th. I really look forward to it.
I'll PM you to see what I can help with.
When we get closer to the date, we'll see how many Pagodas we can caravan from the Chicago area and from the North and West of Chicago.
Thanks !
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on February 19, 2015, 13:00:27
Weekend after labor day sounds great!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: pj on February 19, 2015, 14:09:54
I guess a busy summer just means we're all enjoying life to the fullest. As for me, I must wait until I get my teaching schedule for fall semester. If the timing works, I plan to join Dieter's convoy.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Baybear on February 23, 2015, 19:15:24
I'm planning on attending. I've never been to one before and was trying to figure out how many days to take off. Is it just Saturday and Sunday?
Will
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: sandcrab59 on February 25, 2015, 14:23:44
If you have the time, this is my suggestion.
Arrive Thursday night and go to Joe's Friday morning. Friday night is Pizza fun etc. Also assist with set up etc during Friday day.  Then Sat & Sun is the PUB.
Just about everybody leaves Sun Afternoon and later.
The best of the PUB is staying for Monday and Possibly Tuesday. Then you have the real one on one experience.
There is only a few hanger oners. I am one of them.
I have been doing this since 2005.
Tom M
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on February 27, 2015, 07:06:50
Am looking at the possibility of coming to PUB this year.  Would probably fly into Chicago but could do the west coast.  If Chicago am assuming I can get a lift down from there with someone but it is the return that is proving difficult.

I can potentially fly out of San Francisco or LA a week later or go back to Chicago but then have to go home via Dubai i.e completely around the world.

Question.

Is anyone planning on driving from the West Coast and back and if so looking for a co-driver???

Garry
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: wetaylor on February 27, 2015, 13:15:27
Joe, This September date is great, count me in. I will bring my latest accusation. I just bought a 1967 250sl with 9345 miles from the Estate of
         Louise Nippert. The body is a mess, but runs like a clock after the appropriate clean up and adjustments. I would like everyone's thoughts
         on the best way the restore this beauty.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on February 27, 2015, 14:18:25
Sounds great wetaylor, looks like things are shaping up for the event.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Lou F on February 27, 2015, 14:28:03
Wetaylor, was that '67 250sl red?  if so I found a nice mention of it in a University of Cincinnati news letter.

http://magazine.uc.edu/issues/0912/nippert.html

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Iconic on February 27, 2015, 18:28:33
Garry,
You are correct, you will not have a problem getting a ride from Chicago.
In fact, if Naj does not want a ride, it would be my pleasure to have you go in my Pagoda. I know you can drive an automatic.  :)
I like traditions, so if Naj wants a ride, it will be my pleasure to take him.

I hope you get the West Coast ride arranged.
Mark
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: BaronYoungman on February 27, 2015, 21:21:07
I will also have a seat available... I am driving my 71 (Veronica) but my wife and son are following in my AMG 560SEC ...so.  I am planning on leaving REALLY EARLY on Friday and coming back late on Monday.

P.S. My son got his 1st newsletter picture with Veronica in the last MB Chicagoland club event of 2014.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on February 27, 2015, 21:29:24
Thanks Baron and Mark,

If necessary I can go both ways in and out of Chicago so will do some planning on that way but if there is a west coaster going and doing the long drive then I would go that way as it is a much shorter flight from the west to home and I hate flying. Its like 30 hours to Chicago with stops, 16 hours nonstop from LA or SF.

Garry
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: kampala on February 28, 2015, 22:13:01
I would very much like to attend --- am a PUB virgin.    I expect to be in Southern California in September so will plan on flying into Columbus from there.    Hopefully I can find an empty Passenger seat for any Pagoda Runs that might happen --- otherwise I will follow in my airport rental.  Very much looking forward to it.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: wetaylor on March 01, 2015, 16:53:25
Thanks Lou for the article about the Nippert's, yes the car is a 1967 red 250sl. I also bought  her husbands  1959  220 SE which We are restoring at the moment. I hope to have it ready for  the Cincinncti Concours in the Park this coming June.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: jfkb2 on March 01, 2015, 17:25:04
It has been a while since I have been to the site and I am so glad to see that thoughts of PUB are back. Just to throw my hat in the ring the weekend following Labor Day (Sep 11-13) works for me as well.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 01, 2015, 19:12:47
Lots of information to follow soon!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 01, 2015, 19:47:05
Hi Joe, Would it be helpful if some of us arrive mid day on Friday to help set up? Let me know
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 02, 2015, 03:07:08
Thanks Dieter,

Everyone is welcome to come in early and help out. However, don't let that disrupt your convoy schedule we should have plenty of local help. Some arrive early just for the fun.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: pj on March 02, 2015, 04:53:50
Regarding overnight places, has anyone stayed here: www.gahannahistory.com/bed___breakfast
What's it like? How far from PUB?
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 03, 2015, 05:06:42
Hello Peter,

That B&B is about four miles from PUB and is close to food and drink.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Jack Jones on March 03, 2015, 13:49:38
I will be staying at the Holiday Inn in Reynoldsburg as it seems to be about the same distance.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 03, 2015, 15:55:01
Hi Peter,

I think someone on our board is securing rooms at special reduced prices (should be published soon here I think). Nevertheless I like to stay at B&B's I find it homely and always secure parking for my car. I already made my reservation at a local B&B I've done so since the September 12th weekend is a big Ohio State Buckeyes Football weekend and if one wait's too long one has to pay high accommodation prices. My overnight stay is secure for Sept. 11, 12 and 13th. Gives one piece of mind.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ctaylor738 on March 06, 2015, 22:39:00
The East Coast Ponton Congress is set for Sept 18-20 in Pennsylvania.  That makes for a busy two weeks, but count me in for PUB 2015!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Tomnistuff on March 07, 2015, 00:56:13
Hi Joe and others to whom it may concern,

In the euphoria of thinking about driving to Blacklick with a bunch of other Canadian Pagodas, I invited my favorite nephew (a recently retired Canadian Army Adjutant) to ride along with me and enjoy the event.

I never even thought, until now, that perhaps there are eligibility rules for PUB attendance, although after a search, I can't find any.  If there are, please let me know.  I don't even know how this event gets paid for, although I am more than willing to participate in sharing the costs.

Can someone bring me up to date regarding the PUB rules/costs/attendance protocol?

Tom Kizer
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 07, 2015, 02:33:53
Hello Tom,

All are welcome and encouraged. We have had a lot of guests in the past. We are putting together all the information now, to be posted soon. As always we try to keep costs minimal.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: pj on March 07, 2015, 07:00:16
I reserved at Holiday Inn by the airport. What Dieter said about it being a football wknd kinda spooked me. I love football, but that's not why I'm coming to Blacklick. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 07, 2015, 13:14:40
Corrections made 3-7-15

Ohio State plays Hawaii that Sat.  We were thinking the influx of fans from Hawaii will not amount to many bookings into local hotels.  The cluster of hotels used by the group in the past is in Gahanna (Taylor Rd./ Morrison Rd. area) less than three miles from PUB.  We are arranging a better rate at one. It is a nice area but we are also looking to arrange security overnight for the cars in a designated parking area. This is just for some extra piece of mind. We have never had any issues. Anyway there is a Marriott Towne Place Suites (primary) , Candlewood Suites, Spring Hill Suites and a Holiday Inn Express all within a block of each other. There are other nice choices in the area, This information will follow with all the contact iformation soon. PUB is about three miles from Port Columbus International Airport.  You will be able to wave at your comrades from PUB as their flights are landing, the planes pass directly overhead.

Yes with Ohio State being the Defending National College Football Champions, home game week ends can be busy.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: jeblack123 on March 07, 2015, 13:30:11
I graduated from OSU and I agree with Mr. Alexander that not many Warrior fans will not make this trip. But I believe that the Medical School, as well as several other organizations chose this game for the annual Alumni Weekend potential availablility of tickets as opposed to bigger conference and rivalry games. So local and not too distant fans and alumni may occupy alot of the available hotel rooms as the game and weekend approaches. I have made reservations at a Hampton Inn (free breakfast - woo hoo!!) pending the naming of a hotel as the official host site. I will also start anoher post for those who are interested in Caravanning (is that a word?) from the Southern states.

Getting excited!

James
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: UJJ on March 07, 2015, 13:32:27
I would really like to attend as well. I live in Duluth MN now and could meet with the planned caravan from Chicago.
I wait for more info from Joe on hotels and such.
How many of you bring their wife, girl friend etc.?

Really looking forward to it. Thanks Joe.

Urban
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 07, 2015, 18:27:39
Corrections made 3-7-15 from previous post..

Ohio State plays Hawaii that Sat.  We were thinking the influx of fans from Hawaii will not amount to many bookings into local hotels.  The cluster of hotels used by the group in the past is in Gahanna (Taylor Rd./ Morrison Rd. area) less than three miles from PUB.  We are arranging a better rate at one. It is a nice area but we are also looking to arrange security overnight for the cars in a designated parking area. This is just for some extra piece of mind. We have never had any issues. Anyway there is a Marriott Towne Place Suites (primary) , Candlewood Suites, Spring Hill Suites and a Holiday Inn Express all within a block of each other. There are other nice choices in the area, This information will follow with all the contact iformation soon. PUB is about three miles from Port Columbus International Airport.  You will be able to wave at your comrades from the PUB grounds,  as their flights are landing. The planes pass directly overhead.

Yes, with Ohio State being the Defending National College Football Champions, home game week-ends can be busy. Lots more info soon.
  

 
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Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 08, 2015, 12:05:51
Hotels,

Guys,

I am signing a room blocking agreement with Marriott this week for 40+ rooms.  Since no hotels in the area are willing to dedicate that many in one property, the rooms will be split between the Marriott Springhill Suites and the Marriott Towneplace suites, which are adjacent and share a parking lot.   These are the closest to Joe's, and we are planning to have the parking lot patrolled on Friday and Saturday night.  We are also trying to coordinate our Saturday night dinner at a Steakhouse across the street.  The hotels agreed to give us a rate which is $30 less than their rack rate and $20 less than the AAA rate.  We'll post more when I finalize the contract.  Hang in there.  I know everyone is eager to get plans made.  We'll have much more to post in the next week or two.

Mike Mizesko
Columbus, OH
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 08, 2015, 14:29:59
Participants of the Canadian Caravan please check from time to time EDIT Notes and Table as updated.

Here in the original Post (I will keep it up to date with changes/additions) ----> http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=21967.msg156705#msg156705

Also, if you are part of this Canadian caravan please PM me with any recommendations you might have to make it a success as outlined in the original post so let me know what you plan to do.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Panzer82 on March 08, 2015, 16:33:25
@UJJ - There's a good chance I'll be attending, I'm in Minneapolis... trying to finalize my calendar for the Summer / Fall. We could meet here in the Cities and head south together if you want.. then pick up the Chicago caravan. Not sure what all the logistics will look like, but a train of 10+ W113s rolling through Wisconsin would be cool.

I know some good 2 lane / smaller highway options through WI to get to Chicago that I use to get to Elkhart Lake that would make things far more interesting that I94 the whole way... even if it does take a little longer. (as per photo below)

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: UJJ on March 09, 2015, 11:28:13
@ Panzer82
That is cool that you are planning to go too. Yes, we could meet in the cities and hook up with the caravan in Chicago.
I like that idea a lot. We'll keep in touch.
Urban
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Jonny B on March 09, 2015, 15:32:55
Have changed around my plans for Sept and am planning to attend the event. However, I will not be doing any kind of caravaning from Southern Cal!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 09, 2015, 16:25:34
Hi Jonny,

That will be a long trip for you, will you be driving? If so will you do the Route 66 trip? Or will you fly?
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 09, 2015, 17:16:00
OK Team,

I have signed the booking agreement with Marriott for the two adjacent Properties near Joe's.  We are planning to have surveillance in the parking lots for Friday and Saturday nights from dusk till dawn.  Both Hotels have Kitchens and Kitchenettes.  You can come in a day early or leave a day later and have the same rate, if you book before 8/21/15.  These rates are $25 to $30 below the rack rate and $20 below the AAA rates for a OSU Football Weekend in Columbus.  There are other properties in Columbus as well, but we will not be able to have a security guard in the parking lots for other properties. We cannot be responsible for any Pagoda Owners who wish to sleep in their vehicles with Firearms.   

The link is below to make reservations.  We will build stickys under the Events category for PUB in the next week or two.  This is going to be GGREATT!

Mike


The special group rates are already imbedded, so there are no special codes or group names to remember.  For those that wish to call our reservations department for reservations, they should reference “Pagoda SL Group” or group code PSL.  The number for reservations is 888-236-2427.
Pagoda SL Group
Start date: 9/11/15
End date: 9/13/15
Last day to book: 8/21/15
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
·  SpringHill Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna  for 105.00 USD (King w/Queen sofa Bed)  - 115.00 USD (2 Doubles w/ Queen Sofa bed) per night (Hot Breakfast inc) (Pool)
·  TownePlace Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna  for 90.00 USD (Studio w/Queen Bed and Full Sofa Bed) - 140.00 USD (Two bedroom Suite w/ Queen Beds and Full Sofa Bed)  per night  (Continental Breakfast inc) (No Pool)

Book your group rate for Pagoda SL Group Link:

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Pagoda%20SL%20Group%5Ecmhsh%60pslpsla%7Cpslpslb%60105.00-115.00%60USD%60false%60;cmhta%60pslpsla%7Cpslpslb%6090.00-140.00%60USD%60false%609/11/15%609/13/15%608/21/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes (http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Pagoda%20SL%20Group%5Ecmhsh%60pslpsla%7Cpslpslb%60105.00-115.00%60USD%60false%60;cmhta%60pslpsla%7Cpslpslb%6090.00-140.00%60USD%60false%609/11/15%609/13/15%608/21/15&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes)
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Panzer82 on March 09, 2015, 19:49:02
Thanks for figuring all this out Mike, I just tried to book using the link provided at the Towne Place Suites and noticed it only allowed me to book Friday and Saturday nights, checking out on Sunday. I called to add Sunday night, so I can check out Monday... then start the long drive back to Minnesota Monday morning as opposed to late Sunday afternoon, after the PUB activities.

They wouldn't extend the group rate for Sunday night. I had to book Sunday night at their 'lowest available rate'... I'm a AAA member, so it ended up being $132.

Looking forward to the weekend, meeting some group members face to face, seeing their cars and enjoying the road trip both ways!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 10, 2015, 01:02:58
Panzer,

I was assured the rate would be same for day early and day late.

I will call the lady in the am and get it straightened out.  can you pm me with your name?

Mike
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Jack Jones on March 10, 2015, 02:18:25
I had my room booked for 3 nights before the special rate was introduced and called them to modify the price Mike negotiated and no problem for 3 nights.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: UJJ on March 10, 2015, 11:39:49
I just booked my room. 3 nights at the Marriot, no problems.
Looking forward to the nice ride and of course meeting you all.
Urban
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 10, 2015, 16:39:22
Folks,

I was just informed by the hotel coordinator that if you only book on the web, the rate for "shoulder" dates (early arrival, late departure), won't show the low rate. 

If you are planning to come in Thursday or leave Monday or Tuesday, you should call the hotel at 614-501-4770, or the 888-236-2427. 

The notes for extending the rate to shoulder dates is in the system and the phone operators will see it.

Mike Mizesko
Columbus, OH
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: BaronYoungman on March 10, 2015, 19:30:03
NOPE tried to extend mine to Sunday night and told me same thing as yesterday... regular rate only.  Disappointing
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 10, 2015, 19:42:23
Baron,

You're all set for Sunday night at the low rate.  Did you call the hotel , or the 888 #?  My contact is reminding the team of our deal.

Mike
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: BaronYoungman on March 10, 2015, 19:46:21
Thanks 888 number
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Panzer82 on March 12, 2015, 16:45:21
@mmizesko - thanks so much for handling that Mike, I talked to Leah today, she said you squared it all away.

Much appreciated, thanks.

DT
   
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on March 18, 2015, 06:39:50
Wooo Hooo ;D ;D ;D

I  got my self some Qantas FF tickets from Melbourne to LA and return via Hawaii in time for the 2015 PUB.  Have a post PUB lift with one of the members from Blacklick to San Diego and now only need to get from LA to Pub via the easiest/cheapest means.  So far Chicago appears to be it but still checking if I can connect up in other towns from LA.

All in it will take nearly two weeks for a two day car gig :o  I’m happy.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 18, 2015, 10:23:17
Hello Garry,

Going the other way ---> http://www.flighthub.com/flight/search?seg0_from=MEL&seg0_date=2015-09-09&seg0_to=YYZ&num_adults=1&num_children=0&num_infants=0&num_infants_lap=0&seat_class=Economy

Have a peek here ---> http://www.flighthub.com/flight/search?seg0_from=LAX&seg0_date=2015-09-10&seg0_to=YYZ&num_adults=1&num_children=0&num_infants=0&num_infants_lap=0&seat_class=Economy

Naturally I would give you a lift to PUB -----> http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=22094.msg157765#msg157765

I should have included Australia or New Zealand in this offer ... my bad I will edit my post
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on March 18, 2015, 21:15:53
Hi Rolf-dieter,

Thanks for offer but at this point it looks like Chicago ($210) or Detroit ($175) are the cheapest for me to get to, even cheaper than going direct to Columbus OH ($300)

Urban, are you driving from Detroit and need a copilot? otherwise I will go in with the Mike and Mark group.

Garry
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on March 18, 2015, 21:23:42
Garry, it should be understood that you have a place to stay here, and someone to get you at the airport. No problem.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on March 18, 2015, 21:41:35
Thankyou Michael,

 What day time do your area/group plan on leaving and are/were you joining up with the Canadians?

Also is there some members coming up from Atlanta with a spare seat as that is the easiest and cheapest place fro me to get to.


Garry
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: UJJ on March 19, 2015, 11:15:45
@Garry

I'll travel through Minneapolis/St. Paul meet with Panzer 82 then to Chicago to Columbus OH.
If you fly into Chicago I can pick you up.
Urban
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: hands_aus on March 23, 2015, 20:33:45
Hey Mike Mizesko ,

I just booked for nights  of September Thursday 10th to Monday 14th, leaving on the 15th at Towne Place Suites.

After I mentioned the Pagoda SL group deal, I had to pay
group price for Thursday 10th > Saturday 12th inclusive,
full price for Sunday 13th and Monday 14th

I reminded  the bookings clerk about the deal but she said full price for Sunday and Monday was correct.

The booking was made by calling the +1 614 501 4770 number.

My Booking ref # 84364419

I thought the prices for Sunday and Monday were part of the group deal agreement, but apparently not.

Can you confirm the information for me.

Thanks
Robert (Bob) Smith
Brisbane Australia

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on March 24, 2015, 01:50:17
I am interested as well as I have planned on going and will be there on the 9th Wednesday through to the Monday morning.14th Sep and have just had the same problem and they want to charge extra.
Would appreciate Mke seeing if they can correct the booking
My booking reference Number is 84692403

Garry.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 24, 2015, 10:31:25
Guys,

I'm on it.  It will be corrected by 12pm EST today.  Thanks for letting me know.  This thread is a good place to do so (anyone, please post your issues as they occur), as I will check it daily.  The coordinator Leah assured me that her staff is aware of the shoulder accomodations, but I will forward this to her.   I am sorry for the inconvenience and irritation.

Mike
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 24, 2015, 14:16:57
Bob and Garry,

Done.  You are set per the dates in your posts.

For others, if you run into issues with reservations from 10am to 6pm EST, you can ask for Leah, who is our coordinator at the hotel complex directly, and you will get the service and pricing you deserve.  Or just post here and I will fix.

Mike Mizesko

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: 66andBlue on March 24, 2015, 15:27:46
Those staying at the two Marriott properties can also use the free shuttle service from the airport.
You need to call the hotel after arrival for pick up.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Benzo on March 24, 2015, 20:26:45
I'm booked and ready to go!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: hands_aus on March 24, 2015, 20:31:40
Hey MikeM,
Thanks for taking the time to help.

Hey Alfred,
The pick up service sounds easy to use.

looking forward to being there.


Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Garry on March 24, 2015, 22:10:53
I second Bob’s comments, thanks Mike.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 25, 2015, 22:07:19
I'm wondering is someone generating a list of individuals that are coming ?

If so the list could include empty passenger seats that could be offered to fellows or Ladies for that matter :) that are flying into the Columbus airport and once in the hotel need a lift from the hotel to Joe's Garage ...

Any thoughts ? After all Fellowship is what our Pagoda SL Group is all about :)

I know, some will rent cars ... even so empty rented car seats can be made available .... the expense to fly in is quite a bit why not save the car rental cost for some :)
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: jerrycastillo on March 25, 2015, 22:14:17
Hello,

Thank you to all of you working to get good hotel rates, coordinating the event, etc.
It will be my first time attending PUB. Reading the post, it appears to be very interesting to arrive on Friday and stay Monday so that's what I plan to do. I will be flying from Miami, FL most probably into Columbus OH.

Looking forward to meet you all.

Gerardo

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on March 26, 2015, 12:59:50
There has been for past PUBs, a running list of attendees on a sticky note I think. That would be good to do again.
For all those attending for the first time, please ensure you have your name tag on during the event(s) and be sure to introduce yourself around. Don't lurk in the background!
If you are known by an "alias" on this site, ensure you put that on your name tag too!
There's a lot of "old friends" from around the world seeing each other again, but don't let that stop anyone from joining a discussion--we're all about inclusiveness!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 26, 2015, 13:47:04
I am Batman!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 26, 2015, 14:05:23
Yes,

The "PUB 2015, Who's Attending and from Where" thread will appear soon.  It will have who is attending, where they are coming from, if they are driving their Pagoda and if anyone will be riding with them. This will allow people to organize convoys, share rides, share  accommodations, and get an idea of the number of Pagodas participating in the event.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 26, 2015, 15:20:52
Thanks Joe! that be great to have that list.

Also Joe is there a cost to attend to cover your expenses (I may have missed that) or will it be part of the thread you mentioned above?
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: hands_aus on March 26, 2015, 20:13:58
I had intended to use my Queensland MB CLUB name badge.
Might have to rethink to include the Pagoda SL club username .
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on March 27, 2015, 15:06:39
Whatever you do, Bob, ensure that a name tag says "Hands_Aus" on it so we can find you!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: 66andBlue on March 27, 2015, 17:48:13
Hold your horses, guys!
I am pretty sure that the local organizing committee will provide name tags again. You will not go unnoticed!   ;)
Here are examples from PUB2011.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 27, 2015, 19:28:50
I know all of you are chomping at the bit, but Joe, Alex and I are working out the details.  We've still got 5 months to go, and over the next few weeks, we'll have plenty of "Stickys" addressing who is coming, registration fees, agendas, topics, food, dietary restrictions, adult entertainment, and anything else you may think of.

So please bear with us, and once plans have jelled a bit more, we'll be able to be definitive.

From early estimates, this could be the biggest PUB yet.  8)

Mike Mizesko
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on March 27, 2015, 21:15:36
Hey, we're not chomping at the bit--just planning in advance. Better that than no planning at all!
As for name tags, yes of course I'm sure they will be provided--that's not my point. I've been to all but one gathering and in many cases there were latecomers who didn't get name tags, or many who didn't wear them. These were people I met, who I didn't know who they were until it was all over...
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 28, 2015, 00:14:57
I second what Mike S. said :) I'm sure Mike M. knows that planning is half the job and planning can never start to early ... Nice to see that Joe, Alex, Mike and others are working on this :) Good work!

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 28, 2015, 11:00:43
Mike,

Thank you for volunteering to handle the badges. Your publishing skills will be appreciated by all. ;)

Mike
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Panzer82 on March 28, 2015, 15:03:44
@mmizesko:

from your previous post... "I know all of you are chomping at the bit, but Joe, Alex and I are working out the details.  We've still got 5 months to go, and over the next few weeks, we'll have plenty of "Stickys" addressing who is coming, registration fees, agendas, topics, food, dietary restrictions, adult entertainment, and anything else you may think of."

Adult entertainment? Now my curiosity is really piqued!



Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 28, 2015, 19:49:40
Panzer,

Yes, I hear there will be some "stripped" down Pagodas, and that other members may bring their "private parts" and their may be some "swapping" going on.  Now that's Entertainment!!!

Mike
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: W113SL on March 29, 2015, 14:50:46
Joe:  I will be there as usual and will bring some goodies for sale. Would any MBCA members be interested in Silver Star Preservation Certificates?

W113SL

Pete Lesler
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on March 29, 2015, 15:41:55
Peter, can you define or provide some details about the .... Silver Star Preservation Certificates

I assume you judge the car(s) and then if appropriate issue a Certificate? I'm only a MBCA Member since last fall (I never came across the article if there was one).

Thanks

Edit 1 ... added BTW and Foot Note

BTW you know my car, we washed our cars together that Saturday morning in Williamsburg, VA in the Hotel Parking Lot ... remember you used some of my water from my wastepaper container that I dragged down from the hotel room LOL All the while there was a special place behind the hotel that people used to wash there cars with a proper water hose.

Foot Note, Check if the Hotel(s) have a water hose someplace were we can wash our cars on Friday for show and tell :)

Edit 2.... added the link for the PDF file

Never mid Peter, I found it :) all clear now.

---> http://www.mbca.org/sites/default/files/reference/silverstarpreservationclassificationscoresheet2.pdf

Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on March 30, 2015, 12:32:25
Mike,

Thank you for volunteering to handle the badges. Your publishing skills will be appreciated by all. ;)

Mike

Consider it done.  :)
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mdsalemi on March 30, 2015, 12:39:32

...have a water hose someplace were we can wash our cars on Friday for show and tell :)


Last time I was in Blacklick, there was a self serve car wash nearby. I always have used this place to clean the bugs off the car upon arrival and before "showing".

I believe it is on S. Hamilton Road not far from the hotels...but maybe Joe can verify that it is still there...
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on March 30, 2015, 13:52:28
Mike,

I was just having fun with you, so we would welcome the help, but please don't feel pressured to do so.

Mike Mizesko
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on March 30, 2015, 14:22:32
Hello Michael,
Unfortunately the self serve car wash nearest the hotels is gone. However another is not too far from there in old down town Gahanna on Mill Street (Rt. 62).
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: benzombie on April 06, 2015, 22:59:39
Hoping I'm not too late to get in on this party.  I'm new to the PUB, but I've got a 250SL that needs some serious freshening up.  Count me in!

Steve Smith
Atlanta, GA
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Iconic on April 07, 2015, 17:25:37
Steve,
You are not too late !
Just watch for more posts on the subject.
Welcome to the group.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: twistedtree on April 14, 2015, 11:54:40
Should we be replying here if we plan to attend, or is there some other registration thread?  I plan to be there, with or without one of me Pagodas.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Iconic on April 14, 2015, 13:08:03
Yes,

The "PUB 2015, Who's Attending and from Where" thread will appear soon.  It will have who is attending, where they are coming from, if they are driving their Pagoda and if anyone will be riding with them. This will allow people to organize convoys, share rides, share  accommodations, and get an idea of the number of Pagodas participating in the event.
This is Joe's answer to your question.
That is great that you are coming, better if you bring one of your Pagodas.  ;D
You have a great story to tell to those that don't know it (and to re-tell to those that do know it).
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on April 14, 2015, 13:37:55
Guys,

One of our PUB committee members is overseas, and will be back shortly.  We will get back together and do the real planning to figure out costs to attend, get quotes for all the services we need, porta potties, etc.  I would guess we should have some threads up buy early May.  We have already set up a separate billing and payment system for the event which will make it easier to deal with (at least for me).

Hang in there.

Mike Mizesko
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: sandcrab59 on April 14, 2015, 13:39:21
As usual, Mark and I will attend, have not missed one since 2005.
Just make sure we both have name tags this time.
In the past Mark never had one, always had to make up one by hand.
T
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: twistedtree on April 14, 2015, 14:23:35
That is great that you are coming, better if you bring one of your Pagodas.  ;D
You have a great story to tell to those that don't know it (and to re-tell to those that do know it).

Thanks!  I'll make all efforts to bring one of the cars.  It's soooo close to being road worthy, but until I've put some miles on it I'd be real nervous about such a long trip.  I suppose I could throw it in my trailer and give it a ride ;-)

Also happy to tell the story, though it's not over yet.   I've been a bit side tracked from the 113s over the past 2 years, but will try to reinvigorate.  Trouble is I'm going to be in Alaska all summer so the distractions continue...
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Iconic on April 14, 2015, 17:21:39
Peter,
Whether you bring your car or not, it will be great to meet you in person.
After all, that is one of the great things about these types of events.
Mark
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Manfred Wicht on April 15, 2015, 01:50:53
I would have loved to attend but i will be cruising the Autobahn in Deutschland at that time (unfortunately the Pagoden will have to stay at home.  Maybe next year.   Hope you all have fun.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ncsurfer on April 15, 2015, 19:24:51
I plan on being there too!
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: hands_aus on April 16, 2015, 20:12:44
Whilst I have sort of indicated that I will be there, I have not categorically stated that i will be there however my airline and accommodation bookings infer my intentions.

Yes I will be there.

thanks
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on April 22, 2015, 03:36:23
We are planning on posting lots of information on May 1st, stay tuned.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Iconic on April 22, 2015, 13:18:18
Joe,
Thank you for all you are doing !
This one appears like it is going to be a BIG one.
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: vande17941 on April 30, 2015, 22:16:23
I would definitely like to attend. Can somebody tell me the hours each day that we expect to be heavily and deeply in thought and rhetoric regarding our pagodas so I can plan accordingly? especially for flight times
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on April 30, 2015, 22:32:51
See Joe's reply #113 just above, he plans to post lot's of info on May first. .... I assume it will be all day sessions ... Some late into the night over some nice cool beer in the nearby PUB :)

Did you notice the #113 ... Joe knows how to time it right :)
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: 66andBlue on May 01, 2015, 01:36:36
For all the newbies, to wet your appetite take a look at these videos and the you'll get the gist of what is in store.  ;)
http://www.sl113.org/VideoInstruction.html
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: Flyair on May 01, 2015, 10:11:17
Great souvenir videos. I wonder how many of the members who were in that PUB would attend this year too?
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: ja17 on May 02, 2015, 02:14:15
Look for PUB 2015 postings on Sunday 5-3-15. We are still finalizing some information. Thanks everybody for your enthusiasm and patience!

Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
Title: Re: PUB 2015?
Post by: mmizesko on May 02, 2015, 17:12:25
This topic is now closed. Please refer to 4 sticky topics at the top of the EVENTS Board.  Feel free to post and comment on the sticky topics.

Mike Mizesko
Pagoda SL Board and PUB Organizing Committee