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Title: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Alex D on May 02, 2015, 17:00:14
Hello Attendees,

This thread will have information on 2015 PUB attendees and caravans.  As we receive official registrations, we will periodically update this thread, so that attendees can coordinate travel plans and caravans.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on May 18, 2015, 04:30:43
You can join this list "Whose Coming and from Where?"  even if you are not registered yet or are not sure you can make the event.


Traveling to PUB From the North

UJJ - from Minnesota
mdsalemi - from Detroit area
Benzo - from northern Ohio
Alex D - from Broadview Heights, Ohio
BaronYoungman - from Illinois
Iconic - from Illinois
Panzer82 -  from Minnesota
jfkb2 - from Michigan
krystowski - from northern Ohio
JCO - from northern Ohio
galaxyjb - from Illinois
W113SL - from northern Ohio
EUROCARS - from Wisconsin


Traveling to PUB From the South

rmmchl - from West Virginia
Bud's Mercedes-from Georgia
Raymond - from  Florida
benzombie - from Georgia
71Beige280SL - from southwestern Ohio
jeblack123 - from Georgia
jerrycastillo - from Florida
wetaylor - from southwestern Ohio
NCsurfer - from North Carolina
hauser - from Florida
awolff280sl - from Florida
rolfh - from southwestern Ohio


Traveling to PUB From the East

SL Tech - from Maine
ctaylor738 - from Virginia
Baybear - from Virginia
twistedtree - from Massachusetts
Sandcrab59 - from Massachusetts
280SE Guy - from Pennsylvania
Badali - from Pennsylvania
rbouch8828 - from Massachusetts
Tom - from Virginia
Mercedespartsjeff - from Maryland
pagoden - from Maryland
George Lollar - from Virginia
RCS Coupe - from Virginia
cynth53 - from Maine
Mike Egan - from Virginia
Starkermann - from Virginia
larryled - from Virginia
pmorgan - from Maine


Traveling to PUB From the West
Larry- from Oregon
66andBlue - from  California
Jonny B - from California
lurtch - from California
wwheeler - from Texas
Bogeyman - from Nebraska
1979speedster - from California


Traveling to PUB From Canada

Rolf-Dieter - from Ontario
Jordan - from Ontario
ghenne - from Ontario
Jack Jones - from Ontario
Tomnistuff - from Quebec
mnahon - from Quebec
PJ - from Ontario
Benz Dr - from Ontario
Ron.K - from Manitoba


International Travelers to PUB
domingo-santo - from Dominican Republic
Garry - from Melbourne, AUS
hands_aus - from Brisbane, AUS
Kampala - from France via Los Angeles, CA
Jowe - from Gothenburg, Sweden


Local Attendees to PUB

JA17 - from Blacklick, Ohio
mmizesko - New Albany, Ohio
ageorge - from Dublin, Ohio
brianpigg71 - from Whitehall,Ohio
PMPanicia - from Columbus, Ohio
ZAV - from Columbus, Ohio

Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on May 19, 2015, 15:04:07

Traveling to PUB From the East

All I know for sure at this point in time is that I will be traveling West to PUB from the East :)

If that be in my Pagoda or my C63 AMG I purchased a few weeks ago is up in the air at this point in time (much depends on the weather and if the work I planned for my Pagoda is done in time).

Also

I properly will make my way there by myself since there is very little interest in a caravan from this part of the country. To get it organized might turn out to be a headache.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Raymond on May 19, 2015, 17:06:00
I will be driving my California Coupe from Jacksonville, FL.  I've got a business meeting along the way but expect to be in Blacklick Friday morning, 11 Sept. 
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: mdsalemi on May 19, 2015, 18:26:23
From the North, Detroit area.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Benz Dr. on June 02, 2015, 03:55:35
I plan to attend and hope to join several other cars at my place before we cross the river to the USA.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Garry on June 02, 2015, 05:06:01
Flying in from the very deep south west, Oz

Garry.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on June 02, 2015, 14:22:02
Welcome back Garry, Dan, Michael and Raymond! Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Tom on June 06, 2015, 02:18:03
Joe,

Would not dream of missing this event.  Please add me to the list.  Also, I will speak for Chuck Taylor as he indicated he also plans to attend and we would like to be part of a caravan from Northern Virginia.

Thanks again for hosting and I look forward to spending time with you, Mary and the rest of the Group in September.

All the best,

Tom
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on June 07, 2015, 16:11:11
Hello Tom,

Welcome back again. I'll save your favorite shady pagoda parking  spot for you!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jonny B on August 03, 2015, 16:22:28
Finally got my airplane itinerary set up. Will be arriving on Thursday evening, so can assist, attend, kibitz, drink a beer (or two - thank you Alex) .... all day Friday. Departing early on Monday morning. Really looking forward to this!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: hauser on August 03, 2015, 16:49:22
My flight arrives late Friday night.  I hope to find at least a small congregation of members still in the parking lot checking out the cars.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: sandcrab59 on August 03, 2015, 22:32:38
In the past 4 pubs Friday night is Pizza night . Best time of the weekend Highly recommended.
Tom M
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on August 04, 2015, 07:40:35
Hauser,
If you let us know when your arriving, we'll pick you up from the airport before all the pizza is gone!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: UJJ on August 04, 2015, 11:31:04
I guess I'll be a lonely rider from Duluth, MN. I'll planning to arrive Fri. around noon and leaving Mon. morning.
Really looking forward to meeting you all.
Urban
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: mmizesko on August 04, 2015, 13:05:31
Urban,

Can't you meet up with Panzer and the guys from Chicago?

Mike
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on August 04, 2015, 13:54:15
Welcome Urban,  also "The Benz Doctor" will be in attendance also, welcome Dan!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: hauser on August 04, 2015, 15:52:20
Hauser,
If you let us know when your arriving, we'll pick you up from the airport before all the pizza is gone!

Thanks so much Joe.  I have rented a car this time around.  Last time Walter Klatt took me to the airport and lost out on an important part of your presentation.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: UJJ on August 04, 2015, 16:12:33
Panzer is leaving earlier in the week in order to visit friends/family on his way to PUB.
To meet with the Chicago guys is certainly an option, need to contact them.
BTW talking to Gernold, he says he is planning to be there as well.
Urban
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jack Jones on August 10, 2015, 03:01:49
Hey Dan, I assume you are crossing at the Blue Water bridge so what time are you leaving?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: mmizesko on August 10, 2015, 14:06:06
To the folks who know people who say they are coming, please get them to register soon, so I can make sure we have enough tables, chairs, etc. Just email them the post with the registration form.  I need a few weeks to finalize, especially the food part.  We'll be figuring that out in the next week.

Thanks,

Mike Mizesko
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on August 10, 2015, 15:04:54
Hi Mike,

I recommend that Joe copy and paste the list above with all the names that intended to come and add behind each name (Registration Recieved)

Then add a tread subject like PUB 2015 have you send in your Registration yet ???

Joe, Alex ... What you think fellows ?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Ron.K on August 17, 2015, 03:58:43
I will be coming from Winnipeg Canada, driving south through Chicago. How do I contact the Chicago guys to join there caravan?

Ron.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: UJJ on August 17, 2015, 11:23:38
I also would like to join the Chicago caravan. When are you guys leaving Chicago and where could we meet?
Thanks, Urban
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jowe on August 17, 2015, 17:50:53
If anyone departs and drives through Chicago on Monday 14th, I'll happily jump in as a co-driver  :D instead of crowding on an airplane  :-\. I have a departure from ORD on Monday at 10 pm.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: twistedtree on August 18, 2015, 03:39:58
I'll actually be coming from Vermont and will keep a lookout for any caravans.  I've decided to trailer my car (well one of them) since I don't yet have the confidence in it to drive that far, plus I've been in Alaska all summer and won't even get back to it until a week before PUB.  So she will get a piggy back ride to Ohio then driven locally, and maybe the experts can give me some tips on getting it to run right....

Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone....
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: jerrycastillo on August 18, 2015, 16:16:10
Hello SL Group.

I will be arriving by plane into Columbus Int'l Airport on Friday around noon and checking in at the TownPlace Suites Airport Hotel. Where are we going to get together in the afternoon? What is the best way to get there? First time at a PUB...

Thank you!!

Gerardo Schlossberg
aka jerrycastillo
Miami, FL
1970 280 SL horizon blue
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Alex D on August 18, 2015, 16:45:59
Hi Gerardo,

We will gather Friday afternoon at 647 Mulberry Street, Blacklick, OH, about 3 miles from the hotel., easy to get to.  

Alex
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: 66andBlue on August 18, 2015, 17:32:29
Use the Hotel's free shuttle from the airport, but you must call the hotel after arrival and request to be picked up.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on August 18, 2015, 23:44:22
Welcome Gerardo,

We'll get you a ride from the hotel to the PUB location.  We'll get a phone number posted soon!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: sandcrab59 on August 25, 2015, 11:13:29
Alexd:
I have a strong recommendation, unless you guys have already thought of it.

When preparing the name badges, place under the real name the members website name,

EX: Tom Mrowka
      Sandcrab59

I know a lot of members but would like to place a name with a face.

Tom M
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Iconic on August 25, 2015, 17:52:23
I also would like to join the Chicago caravan. When are you guys leaving Chicago and where could we meet?
Thanks, Urban
To those who have asked about caravanning from the Chicago area.
I don't believe this is too conducive for those that don't live in the Chicago area, but BaronYoungman and I intend on leaving the area at 6:00 AM on Friday the 11th. If that doesn't work for you, send us what you propose.
Please PM me and BaronYoungman if you are interested in leaving with us or meeting up with us.
How about the other Chicago area guys?
69280sl, thelews, cellist, steves sl, cynewan, Dave, MichaelB. .... obviously there are more, sorry if I left you off !
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on August 25, 2015, 21:32:23
Alex

When preparing the name badges, place under the real name the members website name,

EX: Tom Mrowka
      Sandcrab59

I know a lot of members but would like to place a name with a face.

Tom M


Tom, I like your recommendation, after all we all get together to meet one another besides seeing each other's cars (if we bring them) and learn from one another's past experiances.

I think also a great help would be if someone makes out a spreadsheet that would show information on all that attend PUB like

- Member Name
- First Name
- Model he/she ownes (230,250 or 280)
- Location
- Remarks (see my note below)

If someone would prepare such a spreadsheet, then it can be sorted in three ways, First Nane, Member Name and Model. Each PUB attendant would get a copy of this and it would be an excellent tool to make notes in the Remarks Column when you meet someone.

With such a document on hand during our 2 day meet a fellow can get quick answers to questions like .... I wonder who else owns a 230 that lives near me? I wonder if he/she came across the same issues I had with (such and such). And if only one uses the remarks column for brief comments when one meets someone ... Even just putting a check mark after the name once one meets someone will make the spreadsheet worth wile.

Anyone have thoughts on this suggestion / recommendation for our PUB get together?

I am just thinking out loud here fellows ... I do this a lot as I get older ~big grin~ you might too some day :)

Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: sandcrab59 on August 25, 2015, 22:54:24
Rolf:
That is an easy spreadsheet to prepare. I used to make them all the time.
The only problem I have is how to set it up in Excel and get into this website.
OR set one up and we communicate thru emails and when the final version is made, get it somehow to Joe.
I will be in Blacklick Wednesday night.
Plenty of time to distribute.
Tom Mrowka
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: sandcrab59 on August 25, 2015, 22:59:56
Rolf:
I just reread your post.
The spreadsheet would  have to be prepared in the next few days because it has to be sent out by the end of this week.
Then somehow each attendant has to fill his or hers out and send it back to someone (EX : me) . then they have to be printed and handed out at Blacklick.
Tom mrowka
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: 66andBlue on August 25, 2015, 23:19:03
Tom and Rolf-Dieter,
of course we have a spreadsheet listing all the attendees.
How do you guys think we would print name badges and keep track of who had paid and for what?
HOWEVER, this complete spreadsheet will not be made available in digital form because we have many members who value their privacy and would not want this to be easily transmittable and available.  Remember, once you put anything into an email, or on even "secure" web servers, it is no longer private.

I'll be happy to print out 60+ sheets with only the information that Rolf-Dieter has listed provided you promise to recycle the unused or discarded ones at the end of the meeting.  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: 66andBlue on August 25, 2015, 23:25:39
Alexd:
I have a strong recommendation, unless you guys have already thought of it.
When preparing the name badges, place under the real name the members website name,

EX: Tom Mrowka
      Sandcrab59
I know a lot of members but would like to place a name with a face.
Tom M

Tom,
didn't we discuss this already a few times?
Don't you remember your badge from 2011 and from 2009?

Of course, this year's badge will have the new logo and also show the PUB year.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on August 26, 2015, 02:44:16
Hi Tom and Alfred,

It was only a recommendation / suggestion all I'm trying to do is help. You may have noted I did not include the last name of members to be part of the spreadsheet.

There would be no need to mail anything back and forth etc. the spreadsheet could be handed out when members arrive along with the name tag. In my opinion the "Name Tag" would have more privacy information then the spreadsheet don't you think?

Let's just forget about the spreadsheet handout, as I mentioned before, I was just thinking out loud and trying to help. Sometimes my thinking out loud should be kept to myself I guess :)
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: sandcrab59 on August 26, 2015, 17:09:26
Alfred:
When you reach my age you forget things.
I remember the last email about badges, but I do not remember that our badges had the web names.
Boy you like to give me the business. (HA HA)
See you in about a week and a half.
Tom
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Iconic on August 26, 2015, 18:00:35
To those who have asked about caravanning from the Chicago area.
I don't believe this is too conducive for those that don't live in the Chicago area, but BaronYoungman and I intend on leaving the area at 6:00 AM on Friday the 11th. If that doesn't work for you, send us what you propose.
Please PM me and BaronYoungman if you are interested in leaving with us or meeting up with us.
How about the other Chicago area guys?
69280sl, thelews, cellist, steves sl, cynewan, Dave, MichaelB. .... obviously there are more, sorry if I left you off !
I'm repeating my last post because you guys really hijacked this thread and I don't want those that were interested in caravanning to miss this post from some of the Chicago area members.
Of course I (and we) really appreciate all that you are doing to make this a fantastic event.
See you very soon !!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Ron.K on August 28, 2015, 03:51:06
Hello.

From Winnipeg to Chicago is 870 miles. Google says it will take almost 14 hours. My plan is to leave our city at 5am which should get me to Chicago by 9-10pm, then, find a safe place to park for the night, and leave in the morning. I have decided to trailer my car rather than driving it because of the distance. Plus I'm not sure I trust my car to go that far yet. I can do the 6 am departure from Chicago.

Ron.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: BaronYoungman on August 28, 2015, 15:00:36
Ron look forward to meeting you.  I too have reservations this will be the farthest trip since "veronica" was flooded up to her door handles.  But, as a awesome mechanic once told me "sometimes you just gotta have more balls than brains..hit it!"
Bob
PS my wife and 1 years old will be trailing us with spares and tools that hopefully none of us will need.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Benz Dr. on August 28, 2015, 15:48:45
I expect to leave my place around noon on Friday. I think I will be taking a passenger with me on this trip.

 Is there anyone who wants to meet at my place Friday morning and join us on the drive down to Joe's place?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Iconic on August 28, 2015, 17:07:08
...... I can do the 6 am departure from Chicago. .......
Ron.
Ron,
Now it is you, me, BaronYoungman, and another member who PM'd me.
This weekend I will send out an email with information to all of us so we are aligned.
As we move toward the departure date, I will add interested people to that email.
I'm glad you are joining us.
The more the merrier.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jack Jones on August 29, 2015, 02:39:54
I expect to leave my place around noon on Friday. I think I will be taking a passenger with me on this trip.

 Is there anyone who wants to meet at my place Friday morning and join us on the drive down to Joe's place?

Dan, I will be leaving Milton on the morning Friday and can meet you at the Bluewater bridge or wherever you you want to meet.

Jack
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Benz Dr. on August 29, 2015, 21:34:24
Why don't you come to my place? The border crossing is only five miles from here. Going to the Blue Water Bridge would add another hour of driving not including any bridge traffic.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: mnahon on August 30, 2015, 01:27:27
Why don't you come to my place? The border crossing is only five miles from here. Going to the Blue Water Bridge would add another hour of driving not including any bridge traffic.

Jack, Benz Dr.,

I'm traveling from Montreal. I expect to do Montreal -Toronto on Thursday, and should leave Toronto in early morning Friday. Can I meet you in Milton or Port Lambton?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jack Jones on August 30, 2015, 02:52:09
Dan, OK, I will come to your place so let me know what time to be there. Are you taking the ferry to Marine City?

Mnahon, It is about a 2.5 hour drive to Dan's from Milton so I can meet you at interchange 320 on Hwy 401 at 9:30am. This is if Dan plans to leave at noon.   
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Benz Dr. on August 30, 2015, 04:32:03
Yes, that's the plan. We can leave around noon. I will have Shelley make a light lunch for us.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Raymond on August 30, 2015, 23:07:05
Bring us some photos of your cars on the ferry.   :)
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jack Jones on August 31, 2015, 01:09:58
Sounds great Dan. Let's hope for nice weather.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ncsurfer on August 31, 2015, 18:52:37
Hi Everyone, I am driving up from Raleigh, NC on Thursday morning. Any one want to meet up along the way?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jonny B on August 31, 2015, 20:53:56
To all caravans and travelers, indeed TAKE PICTURES!! We can use those for Pagoda World. I will have my Mac with me, and can download any shots.

Let me type again - TAKE PICTURES!!

(with semi-enlightened self interest) - your faithful Pagoda World Editor
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: JCO on September 01, 2015, 23:05:58
I'll be driving in from Chagrin Falls Friday morning, let me know if anyone want to caravan from NE Ohio
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Raymond on September 02, 2015, 22:57:34
Steve, I'm coming up from Florida and want to drive "The Back of the Dragon" early on the 10th.  If you have an interest in a challenging drive on VA 16, I'd see you somewhere in that area.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: kampala on September 11, 2015, 10:05:37
Nuff said --




Posting from phone - photo may be flipped.  
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jonny B on September 11, 2015, 12:33:39
Oz, you are just so glad to be here that you flipped out?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Jowe on September 12, 2015, 01:13:31
Now waiting at ORD for connection to CMH. Arrives 11.15 pm. I'll take a cab to TownePlace Suites. See you guys!  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: hauser on September 12, 2015, 01:25:18
I'm out. Staff shortage at work has prevented me from being their.

You guys have fun!!!
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: jeblack123 on September 12, 2015, 01:54:03
Hauser, just seated on the Atlanta to Columbus leg. Looking for you on the flight and happened to check. Sorry you cant make it. I'll catch up with you soon in Florida.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: mgandrew on September 16, 2015, 11:55:40
Sorry to "Hit and Run" on Friday. What was the total count on autos at PUB?
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: Benz Dr. on September 16, 2015, 15:37:58
I was told it was 43 which is about the same as Virginia two years ago.
Title: Re: 2015 PUB Whose Coming from Where and Caravans
Post by: ja17 on September 18, 2015, 13:24:46
Mark, since yours was not in the count Saturday, It looks like 44-45 may be correct.