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Title: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on September 23, 2019, 12:20:58

Pagoda Euro Event 2020

Hello all ,

It has been a while since we posted anything, but since other initiatives bounced for whatever reasons, we decided it's high time we would take charge again. And because its 10 years ago since we had the first Euro Event its even a sort of   anniversary. 
So we formed an international team again with some familiar faces (for those who were with us on former events)

Since we are late and only have one year, we will inform you asap.
I cannot reveal to much at this point, in regards to where and when, but keep the last weekend of September 2020 free.

The list to sign up is open, but we will be back with more info as soon as possible.

The 2020 Euro Event team

Peter , Paul , Johannes , Rick
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 114015 on September 23, 2019, 12:46:03
Dear Rick, Paul, Peter and Johannes - Dream Team,


Wow, great news ....! :D :D


Please allow me to say - Aslam (Kampala) and I (114015) are in !

Looking very much forward to the news coming up here !

Best,

Achim
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on September 23, 2019, 13:15:26
I was chatting about "this" to a new owner yesterday
He bought a 250 on Saturday and already loves it and fancies a European roadtrip  ;D
Assuming I can get a visa for Europe at that point, I'm in.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: jeblack123 on September 23, 2019, 13:41:12
Count me in (+ one)!!!

James (Eddie) Black
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Garry on September 23, 2019, 13:43:53
Great news, will be in Uk at that time, count Kate and I in


Garry
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on September 23, 2019, 14:45:48
Thanks for the heads up Rick, looking forward to attend again. Please count me in.

Rolf-Dieter Solga (less my  Blue Tornado) :-)

Rented car (Pagoda has to stay in Canada), I would be looking for a free passenger seat if one is available, it goes without saying that I would share petrol costs during any tours. Or even from home base of a Pagoda owner to the event and back). I’ve done this now twice, one time during a Mosel Tour and a second time last year during the 2018 France Event.

I’m leaving on September 26 for PagodaFest along America’s Mother Route 66 in my DD... can’t wait to see everyone.

Cheers,

Dieter

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Paul & Dolly on September 23, 2019, 14:49:36
Hi Rick and Friends

My  Ivory wheel keep turning, s please add us to the list of attendees

look forward to your great organisation , once again

Thanks

Paul & Dolly
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Jonny B on September 23, 2019, 15:47:44
As if I need to say it - but I will - Sign us up
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Larry & Norma on September 23, 2019, 15:48:57
Hi Rick,
Please sign us up

Larry & Norma
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: neelyrc on September 23, 2019, 16:06:02
Count me in Rick. Peter March and I talked about this just today.  Flora and I plan to be there!

I plan to be in northern Italy from early May next year and depending on event location I may be able to supply some support on the ground leading up to the event.

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: mbzse on September 23, 2019, 16:15:55
Fine initiative, and, well experienced Organisers :)
 Great indeed. We are in

/Eliisa and Hans S
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Martijn on September 23, 2019, 16:26:34
As if I need to say it - but I will - Sign us up

Of course! Count me in too.

Martijn
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 66andBlue on September 23, 2019, 16:33:34
Rain or shine, count us in.
Alfred & Karin
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: sully on September 23, 2019, 16:42:45
Hi Rick,
You always done a grate job so please count me in.

Sully
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: mazmonza on September 23, 2019, 16:43:09
Count us in   please   :)

Maurice & Dawn
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on September 23, 2019, 16:46:27
(https://media.giphy.com/media/57x4ApyRzkI1y/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: RAY on September 23, 2019, 16:57:02
Thanks Rick and the A team,
Been waiting for this announcement along with many others i,m sure,
Count us in, Ray & Jill
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: mmizesko on September 23, 2019, 17:05:59
Thanks for Stepping up!!!!!!

Please count me and Kathy in.

Mike Mizesko
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Audax on September 23, 2019, 17:25:15
please count me in ,

Elvira & Reinhard
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: ggdtr5 on September 23, 2019, 22:08:39
Yes please - add me to the list.

Regards Graham
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Tom on September 24, 2019, 02:38:09
Rick,

Thanks for taking the lead on European event again.  A must-attend event!  Please add me to the list.

Best,

Tom
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: pj on September 24, 2019, 08:33:05
We'd like to be on the list.
Peter and Dianne
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 450sl on September 24, 2019, 09:30:56
Hi Rick, We like to attent as well.  thanks.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Brian in DC on September 24, 2019, 14:27:18
Rick,

Please add me to the list. I'm taking bids on who wants to ride shotgun this time.

 ;D

Brian
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Drewtee on September 24, 2019, 15:09:07
Wow-This is fantastic news and thanks for taking the baton again guys :)

Please can you put Jai and myself on the list to attend.

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: griffin1404 on September 24, 2019, 15:35:15
Please add us to the list..

Neil & Margaret
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: John K on September 24, 2019, 15:41:57
Fantastic news...can't wait...count us in too!

John & Wendy

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Kemal on September 24, 2019, 16:33:18
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T4VuyEVNEeM

“ On the road again “
Kemal & Lucy 😊
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Peter van Es on September 24, 2019, 16:42:51
Oh dear, I'm not on the site for a couple of days... and it looks like this initiative is filling up quickly!

Karin and I will be there!

Peter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on September 24, 2019, 17:04:35
Rick,

Please add me to the list. I'm taking bids on who wants to ride shotgun this time.

 ;D

Brian


If not too late I like to share the passenger seat with you. It goes without saying i’ll Share the petrol  ost with you!

I  can meet you in your home town or anywhere in Holland the. make the round trip with you.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Berggreen on September 24, 2019, 17:11:21
Sounds very interesting. Thanx for the great initiative!

If it is not too far from Copenhagen/Denmark, then I am definitely in. :-)

Cheers,

Christian
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: big-bolli on September 24, 2019, 17:29:50
That's great.
Carmen and Wolfgang from Hamburg are definitely there. 





MB 250SL  1967 kupfermettalic 463, Leather black
Porsche Carrera 3,2 Cabrio, 1986 red
VW Golf GTI Club Sport 2018

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Brian in DC on September 24, 2019, 17:32:25


If not too late I like to share the passenger seat with you. It goes without saying i’ll Share the petrol cost with you!

I  can meet you in your home town or anywhere in Holland the. make the round trip with you.

Dieter, sorry, but that sentence was somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I have tried to get my wife to go with me the past three European events, but because we have kids and no family support here, it has always been impossible. But I always have my "backups" who want to go with me ... my dear friend Tim from the states, who went to Goodwood with me in 2015, and my sister Cathy, who went to Italy with me in 2016. Last year, my wife Rene was planning to go to France, but we couldn't swing it, nor could Tim or Cathy.  If I should reach that stage again, I'll certainly let you know. But don't count on it. :)
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 114015 on September 24, 2019, 17:36:26
Quote
If it is not too far from Copenhagen/Denmark, then I am definitely in.

Na, Christian...,
It won't. Not too far definitely. ;)
A mere 1'300 kms, not more.
You can do that in 13 - 15 hrs, depending how fast you're going.
Two tank stops, that's it. If you drive carefully, one tank-stop.
Your Pagoda can stand that - for sure.
So, you should be doing so too. ;)


Cheers,
Achim

(never did more than 1'200 kms per day before with the Pagoda)
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Brian in DC on September 24, 2019, 17:43:49
My Pagoda is ready to go ...
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 114015 on September 24, 2019, 18:14:53
Brian, Jonny, Martijn, Aslam

So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D

Was superb last year !

Looking very much forward to...

Achim
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Brian in DC on September 24, 2019, 18:22:57
Brian, Jonny, Martijn, Aslam

So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D



Sure, Achim. But how do you know we are heading SOUTH this time? Do you have some inside intelligence?  8)

Brian
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 114015 on September 24, 2019, 18:47:44
Quote
But how do you know we are heading SOUTH this time?

Na, Brian..., I dunno yet.
I was just hoping so!

We are not going North,
aren't we?????


Brrrrrrr. :o ???
Hopefully not!

Best & cheers,
Achim
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Suedtiroler on September 24, 2019, 18:59:17
Hi guys,

easy to handle this time! Especially for Achim!

Rick and Paul will surprise as always!

Two Mafia Cars from Italy in.

I dont know if we pass the border! :)

Peter Johannes Tom Wolfi
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on September 24, 2019, 19:05:50
Achim, why not north, you have a ski rag don’t you? :) the alps are always nice and the Pagoda / Pagode can handle it fine ~Grin~

Dieter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: PatrickBowe on September 24, 2019, 19:11:09
Hi, put me down please
Patrick Bowe , plus my wife of course !!
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on September 24, 2019, 19:13:05
Hi, put me down please
Patrick Bowe

Yay
New faces.
You must introduce yourself...
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: kampala on September 24, 2019, 19:20:13
Brian, Jonny, Martijn, Aslam

So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D ---
Achim


Sounds Great - Yes, planning on it.   

Aslam
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: PatrickBowe on September 24, 2019, 19:31:56
Hi everybody, I have 230 SL  , DB670, ( cream ) right hand drive,  I have owned it for 23 years
Did the European tour with Mercedes club here in England this year ( 2200 miles )
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on September 24, 2019, 19:49:54
I’m in Dulwich...
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JJD on September 24, 2019, 19:59:16
Of course you can count us in Rick. If any help needed let me know.
Best John & Lia
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Peter van Es on September 24, 2019, 21:04:03
So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D

Achim, even JJD and Karin and I might join in in the trip down in 2020.  Would be a great fun convoy, perhaps sort of getting together in the Eiffel somewhere where the Brits can catch up with us if they can..... and yes, the direction is SOUTH from where we are...
But I can't tell you yet where to stop...

Peter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Simax on September 25, 2019, 04:07:30
Please add us to the list too.

Simon & Renata
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Jowe on September 25, 2019, 06:30:54
Count me in too!
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on September 25, 2019, 07:40:09

Update :

Wow what a response , and we thought that the Euro Event wasn't alive anymore.
Thanks for the great enthusiasm, the more reason for us to proceed and try to make it a great event again .

But there are some rules , we need to share with you all.
We received many entries via this topic and PM , meaning we are already filled up.

First off all ; … We have set the maximum number of attendees at 30 teams ( 60 persons )
Why ?  Well, the hotel in the area we want to go must be able to accommodate us. 
And because more is not that easy to handle, for instance on winding roads and lunch stops.
More teams ( people ) will serve no one and will not make it a better Event. 

Thats why ; Open for full members only , and first com first serve ..
But long time and loyal attendees have priority, as do members who come with a Pagoda, instead of vistors.
We do want it to be a Pagoda Event and not a rental car-drive ( rentals only in case of accidents, many of us know why  :) )

Besides that we are not professional car-holiday organizers, this is a volunteer initiative with no
commercial intentions of any kind. 

Thats why we have decided to open a reserve list … We know from experience that the closer we get to the date of the event we always invited teams from the reserve list , so please keep on signing in.

The members who signed up will get a PM with an invitation, and a request to pay the deposit, as we did previous years. The payment of this deposit is the only way to guarantee your place !


We will get back with more info as soon as possible.

greetings

The 2020 Euro Event team



Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on September 25, 2019, 07:59:14
Na, Christian...,
It won't. Not too far definitely. ;)
A mere 1'300 kms, not more.
You can do that in 13 - 15 hrs, depending how fast you're going.
Two tank stops, that's it. If you drive carefully, one tank-stop.
Your Pagoda can stand that - for sure.
So, you should be doing so too. ;)


Cheers,
Achim


(never did more than 1'200 kms per day before with the Pagoda)

Wel Achim i don't know what kind of Hybrid Pagoda you drive but mine certainly needs more than 2 tank stops on 1300 km  :)

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: star63 on September 25, 2019, 09:53:00
Hi Rick,

Great news! (Even though we are a little late...)
Please sign us up on the reserve list.

Maritta & Petri
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 114015 on September 25, 2019, 10:10:07
Quote
Wel Achim i don't know what kind of Hybrid Pagoda you drive but mine certainly needs more than 2 tank stops on 1300 km  :)

Dear Rick,
Well, in contrast to me and the other 230 folks with only a 65 liters gas tank,
yours has got 82 litres filling volume.
Given your carefull and considerate touring, a consumption of about 11 litres/100 km this makes 77 litres per 700 kms.
Two fills will carry you at least 1300 (- 1400 kms)  ;) ;D  ;D
Not so with us 230 folks...; we need to fill up more often. ??? ::)

Looking very happily very much forward to further news on the Event.

Best,
Achim

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Peter van Es on September 25, 2019, 14:26:13
Given your carefull and considerate touring,

Achim, you ARE talking about the same Rick I know?  ;D ;D ;D
He typically drives like me. During rallies, I use ~13.5 liters/100 km. On the trip down to France (more leisurely) I still used ~12.5 liters/100km, max 8km/liter.

By the way, I've never ever been able to fill up more than 68.5 liters. Either I'm scared to go empty, or my fuel gage is non-linear, or I have a (big) dent in my tank...

Peter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: big-bolli on September 25, 2019, 15:16:19
Hi Peter
The shallow tank you get not much more pure; but have about 6 liters available when the lamp is lit up.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Ashnick on September 25, 2019, 22:04:41
We'd also like to join please, Nick Swan and myself (UK based)
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Suedtiroler on September 27, 2019, 10:31:33
Great news,

Rick will announce the Event this weekend!

It will be funny again! Dress Code the last evening! 8)
Not a problem for Achim i guess! Hans eather!

Peter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on September 27, 2019, 11:53:54
Pagoda Euro Event 2020

Dear Members and wannabe attendees ,

We are pleased to announce that we have a destination ; 

Bavaria in the south of Germany

Peter already gave us a taste but we think we have found, and confirmed, the place for our event.
Bavaria is right up our alley, and it tics all the boxes. 
If we think Bavaria we say…. beer, folklore, tradition, leather hoses etc etc .

When do we go  : Arrival the 25th, and departure the 28th of september 2020
So a bit different then earlier events, we arrive on Friday and leave on Monday.

We will contact the signed up attendees with a personal mail, which wil give you the details
and where to pay your deposit . 

We are very happy with what we accomplished on such a very short notice, and hope you all will enjoy it as you did on previous events. For the comming year we will have the task of finding nice stops and landmarks to vist . We might even have a tour in which we pass the German Austrian border , so winding roads and great driving is included. But we will not forget the special

And off course thanks to our loyal attendees for their great and enthusiastic response .

We will try to expand our Event with a few more places but at the moment we have no guarantee for that, so we do have to stay at 30 teams for now . So signing up is still a good idea if you want to join .

More info will follow …


Greetings from
The 2020 Euro Event team
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on September 27, 2019, 13:04:39
I can feel some side trips to Stuttgart coming on. Or a BadenBaden stop.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Paul & Dolly on September 27, 2019, 13:21:12
Lovely Area, & lots of places to visit,  great choice, I think we will stay for a couple of weeks !

Paul
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on September 27, 2019, 13:47:19
Hi Rick,

Nice choice the Team has made, I know it will be outstanding and most of all many moment for “Gemütlichkeit”

Dieter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Brian in DC on September 27, 2019, 13:58:07
Excellent!

Let's see ... Bavaria in late September, driving German cars, drinking German beer (separately, of course!) ...

Octoberfest! Coincidence? I think not.

The dates for Oktoberfest 2020: Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, October 4th.

I'd better get my right arm in shape for some serious stein-lifting so I can keep up with Jon.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: mmizesko on September 27, 2019, 17:03:43
Octoberfest ist Wunderbar!!!!
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Brian in DC on September 27, 2019, 17:16:56
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Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: vintagecoupe on September 27, 2019, 17:53:06
Hi, being a full member, i was so far unable to attend any of the previous gatherings, but this time please count me in, if still possible.
Best regards from northern Germany
Andreas
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Sweden_Mike on September 27, 2019, 20:27:10
Great news!

I would like to reserve a slot if still possible!

Cheers,

--Mikael N
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on September 30, 2019, 05:56:57
Yes off course it is still possible tot sign in. We are trying tot expand our event but unsure for now.


The 2020 Event Team
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: WRe on September 30, 2019, 08:00:24
Hi,
Hanne and me would like to join you.
...Wolfgang
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: gwuisman on October 06, 2019, 14:32:31
My son Ies and I would like to be on the list.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: jmbour on October 08, 2019, 14:43:02
Hello Rick and all,

I thought that Euro Event 2020 will not be announced before the end of Pagodafest.
What a big mistake.
Will it be possible to be on the reserve list (Laurette and me) ?

Jean michel (jmbour)
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Steve.k on October 10, 2019, 21:45:05
Please add my name along with my wife to the waitlist
If we get on the list I’d ship my pagoda over for the event
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: RPSchuetz on October 25, 2019, 03:28:31
My wife Blair and I are very interested!
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on December 17, 2019, 08:42:09
Dear Euro Event attendees ,

Yes it has been a bit quiet lately , but we are happy to inform you all that we are on track.
Deposits are all in and our accommodation is booked solid.

I was a bit stressed for time last couple of months but i will send a confirmation to everyone who payed the deposit.
Please be patient …i will get back to you with a personal message , if … you have given me you email address that is.
So again send us you normal Email address. We don't want to overstress our Pagoda site when sending bigger files or programs over to the attendees.

Further more a few places opened up , so i will reach out to the members on the reserve list.

Wishing everyone : Happy holidays , and hope seeing you all in good health at our 5th Euro Event in 2020.

On behalf of the 2020 Euro Event team,

Peter , Johannes , Paul and Rick 
 
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on December 17, 2019, 14:01:04
Dear Euro Event attendees ,

Yes it has been a bit quiet lately , but we are happy to inform you all that we are on track.
Deposits are all in and our accommodation is booked solid.


On behalf of the 2020 Euro Event team,

Peter , Johannes , Paul and Rick 
 

Hi Rick,

I was one of the first to apply, however, I never received notice to pay the deposit for One (1) attendee for the 2020 Euro Event.

see here ----> https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=29735.0

Please check and let me know.

Thanks, Dieter

PS. I check my e-mail daily and never saw a request to pay the deposit
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on December 17, 2019, 14:46:05
Thank you Gents once again and have a happy christmas
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 66andBlue on December 17, 2019, 20:49:21
Hello Rick,
just like Rolf-Dieter I never got a request to make a down payment!  :(
Can you check please?
Alfred
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Garry on December 23, 2019, 00:00:07
I had originally hoped to have a Pagoda for this event but due to circumstances it has not turned out that way.


I am thus looking for a passenger seat if anyone has a spare otherwise i feel i need to withdraw to allow someone with a Pagoda to attend as some others have had to do.


Any spare seats?


Garry
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on December 23, 2019, 00:21:23
I too have to withdraw since I had planned to either secure a passenger seat in a Pagoda or catch a ride in a rented car and share the cost.
I understand that preference is given to Members that attend with a Pagoda. I fully understand this. I cannot at this point ship my Pagoda to Europe (perhaps later in years to come) ). I did enjoy last year's Event in France very much (Garry and I shared Andrew’s Pagoda).

Anyway, I learned last week that the Event is fully booked, (and I was not selected) I wish everyone much fun at the 2020 Event.

Happy Holidays to all and your Families.

Dieter



Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 66andBlue on December 23, 2019, 00:30:11
Garry,
I have actually started to make arrangements to ship my 230SL because Rick had informed me that they only wanted Pagodas at the event.
Since we shared a Pagoda at the Merano event you might have had a seat again.  :)
Now it appears that a new reason popped, that is, to give new members a chance to attend.
I guess we have done our bit keeping the group going and can now be discarded.  ;)
Fine, I'll just save my efforts and money for something else.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on January 20, 2020, 07:45:52
Dear members ,

It is off course very disappointing to hear that we cannot please everyone .
Especially when all we wanted to do is organize an Event when nobody wanted to , or made promises and then backed out.

Again we don't want to exclude any one from this event ! 
But we are not a professional travel agency , we do this because we enjoyed former events.
We gain nothing with this , as a matter affect we loose ! ( time , effort and money )

And yes we are restricted to a maximum number of attendees … why ?  Because the Hotel can only handle so many people in the area we want to visit .
We want nice stopover and lunch stop's So we need nice pitoresk places who can handle 60 or 70 people.
We want winding roads and nice places to visit .. Doing this with 30 a 35 cars is a challenge , and needs to be safe.
This is why we have to restrict the number of attendees .

Last couple of years we have gathered a group of enthusiastic attendees who always sign up immediately . And this is great but also leaves no room for new attendees that are willing to drive 1000 and more km with their pagoda to join up .
This is why we stated that members coming with a Pagoda have priority at first ! By no means that former loyal attendees are excluded.

We apologize that we did not communicate as much as we wanted last couple of months , and that it has lead to misunderstandings .
We will continue with the event , and pick up communication where left off in November .


Thank you ,

On behalve of the 2020 Pagoda Event team .
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Garry on January 20, 2020, 07:54:44
Alfred,


Have they resolved this and you are included?  I thought you were shipping your car. I see Rolf Dieter has moved to the Polish event. If necessary I could do the same as I have already financially committed to the flights and extra accommodation before and after in Europe for a month.

Thanks to a generous offer from Achim, i will be in a Pagoda with Kate.


Garry
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 66andBlue on January 21, 2020, 00:09:00
Garry,
check your email.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Tom on January 22, 2020, 16:32:53
Rick,

What you and the organizing committee have done in the past is amazing.  To put those bringing a Pagoda at the top of the list only makes sense.  This is the Pagoda Group, not the AMG 63 Group.

I am aware that in the past, some entered without their Pagoda because there was room.  If this year's hotel venue has limited openings and the organizers must restrict entry, it only makes sense to start by restricting attendance to those driving a Pagoda.

My experience from organizing large Pagoda events mirrors your thoughts - you can't please everyone.  Sadly, some can't be pleased regardless of how hard you try.  You might consider a slight "oversell" knowing that some are initially enthusiastic and fade once it becomes time to ship their car, etc.  I know this is difficult if everyone shows, but something to consider.

Maybe you can repost those that cleared the final list.  Hoping I see my name!

Best,

Tom
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on January 22, 2020, 18:24:21
I feel that I am somehow being pointed out here since I own a SL 63 AMG ... I therefore like to clarify the following.

1) I always loved the Mercedes, my dad owned one until it was taken from him in 1944 for the war effort. I was 7 at the time and remember the day as if it was yesterday.

2) I first saw a Pagoda in Montreal Canada in 1965 (I immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1957). I knew the Manager at the Montreal Que. dealership since I visited that dealership quite often to admire the cars. When I saw the Pagoda I fell in love with the car. The Manager let me take one for a test drive along the Trans Canada highway. Since I could not afford the price it had to be put on the back burner until such time that I could afford it. That time was 2013 when I found a suitable 280SL from a multi millionaire here in London, Ontario Canada.

3) I became a Full Member here in 2013.

4) since 2013 I attended the following Pagoda SL Group Events ..

A) The Ontario AUTOBAHN Event east of TORONTO (my Pagoda got 1st price - judged by a judge in training)
B) The Virginia 50 Year Pagoda Event (my Pagoda got 2nd price Peoples choice).   
C) Two Pagoda SL Group Events in Blacklick Ohio (with my Pagoda)
D) The Virginia Pagoda SL Group Event (with my Pagoda)
E) The Mosel Tour Event in Germany (as a passenger in a Pagoda from Heinrich B. Member of Pagoetreff.de)
F) A German Car Show in New York State (with my Pagoda - it was the only Pagoda on the field)
G) The 2018 French Euro Event (Garry Marks and I drove Andrew T. pagoda that he so kindly offered us)
H) PagodaFest in San Diego (I used my SL 63 AMG - Driving along Route 66, I did not want to expose my Pagoda to this 9,749 KM round trip).
I)  Yearly Car Shows here in London Ontario (with my Pagoda - only a 15 minute drive for me, events are every Thursday in the Summer).

I enjoyed each and every event and must say the Pagoda Events are getting better every year!

5) I only used my SL 63 AMG once (when I combined the trip along Route 66 to PagodaFest H above),

6) when I put my name down for the 2020 Euro Event my plan and hope was to be able to secure a passenger seat somehow. I then noticed from Rick’s post that I was not selected since I did not receive a request for down payment and according to Rick’s Post the 2020 Event is fully booked. I communicated with Rick via e-mail(s) and let him know that I fully understand that the Event Team prefers Pagoda cars after all this is  a Pagoda SL Group Event.

7) I do plan to attend the Polish Event (I have been planning this for several years - also from my East German education I still speak some Russian since it was at that time my second language). My Polish Event trip is dependant upon finding a passenger seat - two of our Members are looking into that possibility for me. If I am unsuccessful to find a passenger seat, then I just will attend local events this year.

8) I have no plans to join a SL 63 AMG Group for, I found the Pagoda SL Group Even and consider it one of the best car groups I’ve come across.

9) perhaps in a few years I will ship my Pagoda to Germany and take an extended vacation around a timeframe when a Europe Pagoda Event is planned.

Sorry for the long write-up, however, I do have friends here in the forum and just wanted to clarify and to avoid any misunderstandings.

Dieter
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: lucteblick on February 25, 2020, 19:40:30
Hi as a new owner of a pagoda 280Sl, and new member of the user group, i would love to attend the 2020 event with my car!
Please put us on the waiting list, you never know somebody cancels.

Luc
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: MMCL1968 on February 26, 2020, 22:51:45
Please add me to list
Regards
John
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on March 03, 2020, 13:49:02
Hello All ,

I have been sending out confirmations about the deposit with the request to check the info you have given us.
If you payed us the deposit , but did not received the confirmation please email me and i will check.
But again email me with a PM , and i Will send it to your private Email address, as we requested.
We do this not to overload the Pagoda site with big files / programs. ( 5 message limit )

Like you we are also following the current situation about the Corona Virus with great concern.
We checked the region we intent to visit in September and it is reasonably safe , for now.

In this regard we would please ask you to wait with the final payment until the end of May.
Some of you already did this and normally the event is a go …. but you never know and we don't want to take any risks should the
the situation get out of hand.

We will keep you informed …

The 2020 Euro Event Team

 

 
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Benz280 on April 24, 2020, 14:00:15
If only a road existed from the US to the Netherlands, I would do the drive .
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on April 28, 2020, 08:19:00
Dear attendees ,

Offcourse we are following the current events concerning the Covid-19 pandamic with great concern .
The question if we should proceed or not is popping up all he time , and with good reason off course .

Should we postpone our event to 2021 , in spring or even Autumn ?
Should we proceed while country's are slowly opening up, and this might be the only trip we could make this summer ?
Should we just call it off , and name this year lost ?

Of course nobody expected something like this virus could have such a in pact , and normally we would have say its a no go .
But on the other hand nobody backed out the event because of it !?   

The last couple of weeks we are puzzling with these questions , and among us as a team there were a lot different opinions what to do.
As a matter affect we are still not sure .

So due to current positive news about the development of the pandemic ,  we decided to wait a couple of weeks before we make our final decision.
But rest assured we will not take any chance with the health of our attendees .

The 2020 Pagoda Euro Event team .



   


 
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Garry on April 28, 2020, 09:15:23
Looks like it is a no go from Australia.  Qantas have advised that they will not be accepting tourist flights to Europe. 

Am waiting for confirmation that my tickets i hold will not be honoured and have been cancelled.

I have already been advised that my post meeting accommodation in Bavaria and a river cruise after from Bern, Switzerland to Amsterdam have been cancelled. 

Garry
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on April 28, 2020, 10:10:37
Thanks Rick
Obviously it’s not easy. Hotels and restaurants, if open, may be desperate for any business. But if we are still not allowed to gather in any numbers, may have our “own country” travel restrictions etc, it makes it terribly difficult. Plus, if things do start to normalise, while we may all be desperate for a break/ change of scenery, those working may be swamped trying to get their businesses off life support.

Keep well.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: neelyrc on April 29, 2020, 04:23:56
Thanks for the update Rick,

In a normal world I would have departed for Europe tomorrow for my usual six month stint but that set of flights was cancelled some time ago when the Italian government shut down flights early in the crisis.

Don’t know when travel will be possible or if I will be ready even when flights are restarted.  Consequently car shipment was been shelved. 

At this point it is not possible to make any travel plans at all.  Staged relaxation of restrictions in Italy will start May 4.  Possibly some clarity will start to emerge by the end of May.

Meanwhile, the last span of the replacement bridge across the Polcevera at Genoa was lifted into place today.  The original bridge collapsed in August, 2018, with the loss of 43 lives.  Work has continued around the clock seven days a week throughout the quarantine.  At least something positive has been happening!

Keep us posted Rick, and stay safe.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Rick007 on May 11, 2020, 10:31:55
Update

We are sorry to report that we have to call off the Euro event for 2020.

There are simply to many uncertainties to go on with our event. Covid-19 is still keeping us in grips and even if it would all calm down again this month
the Hotels , restaurants would still have a lot of restrictions .  Also it would not let us move freely among the sights that we wanted to visit and the roads
we wanted to tour. We really tried to give it our best if we could do it safely , but there's simply no way.
So regrettably we have to call it of , and we will look if we can postpone it to next year or call it off al togehter . At the moment we are talking with our hotel , which we payed the deposit, if we can postpone it or call it off and have a refund. But for those who already payed the second payment i will return this asap . And if we have an agreement with the hotel we will refund everyone who does not want to be part of next years event.

Now we don't know if our full team will be organizing next year , but if we don't we will refund everyone , providing we can get an agreement and refund from our hotel.
I hope for your understanding in this , and be assured we do our best to get our money back.

We will keep you posted .



 
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Paul & Dolly on May 11, 2020, 10:43:36
Thanks Ric for the update, Please add us to the next event.

Keep well

Paul & Dolly
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Jonny B on May 11, 2020, 14:35:07
Rick,

Thank you for keeping us up to date.

Sad to read, but completely understandable. And as Paul and Dolly have written, add Martijn and I to the next event.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: JamesL on May 11, 2020, 14:38:46
Thanks guys.
Tough call but makes sense

Stay safe and have a good summer
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: jmbour on May 11, 2020, 17:19:22
Rick and all

what a sad news, but it was predictable. All the MB events have been cancelled in France, we now cannot drive more than 100 km from home, and we even don't know if and when we could cross the (internal EU) borders again.
Thanks for the efforts you are doing to get a refund or postpone the event for next year.
We will continue to support you, and would like to stay on the list.
Hope we could enjoy another wonderfull Euro Event as soon as possible. Pagodas are immune from viruses !
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Martijn on May 11, 2020, 17:30:49
Hi Rick,

Thanks for your update. Too bad it's been cancelled, but I fully understand your decision. We all looked forward to it, but we know that there are too many uncertainties and risks. We wouldn't be able to experience it like at previous events.

Thank you event team for your efforts to organize it.
Hopefully we can meet each other next year.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: hansr433 on May 11, 2020, 18:56:03
I have been jealously following this thread. Jealously since a) I do not own a Pagoda anymore, b) I had already plans for that week.  I can only image the agonizing discussions of the organizing committee that took place behind the scenes.  Rick et al, you may need to be very insistent with the hotel to get a refund, and please reschedule the tour for next year.  I will do my best to find a nice pagoda and hopefully will have the time to meet all of you in person.  Since joining the forum recently, I have had nothing but nice exchanges.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: gwuisman on May 11, 2020, 19:06:57
I fully understand the decision of the team. Many thanks for Rick and his team members. Preparing a tour is a tremendous job. It is a hard time to decide not to execute the results of the panning. So keep the setup in order to use it next year.
Next year Corona will probably be reduced to an average influenza. Until then the virus will be amongst us. There will easily be a second breakout. Therefore, precaution is important.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Kemal on May 11, 2020, 21:30:05
Sorry not to see you all but let’s hope for better times next year.
Thank you for all your efforts as usual guys.

Keep yourself healthy and well.
Kemal 🙏🏻
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Garry on May 11, 2020, 21:44:18
Without doubt a hard decision to make but i think the right decision under the most difficult times we all face.  Will be looking forward to the future gathering, and catching up with everyone. Add us in, we will be there.


Garry and Kate
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: 114015 on May 11, 2020, 22:22:28
Dear Rick,

Thanks a lot to you and all the Team.
Fully understand what you and others here have stated...;
it's just too vague currently or the restrictions will still even be too tight this season. ???
Especially, it's all about the people and not so much about the cars. ;)
And if we cannot socialize as we did in the past ..., what sense does it make?
With facial masks and 2 meters distance between each of us... :o

Let's therefore hope and plan for next year,
and please keep Aslam (Kampala) and myself on the list.
Surely we want to attend.

All bet to you and the Team
and stay healthy...

Aslam and Achim

Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: mmizesko on May 11, 2020, 22:44:25
Dear Rick and Team,

I totally understand this decision.  Safety First, and I agree that we can't drink with masks on.

I cannot thank you enough for stepping up to organize an event.  Of course we are all hoping for a 2021 event.  As it turns out, I require back fusion surgery this summer, so the delay allows Kathy and I to attend next year.  Please keep my deposit for 2021, and let me know if additional funds are required.

Have a wonderful summer to the extent you can.  Most important, stay healthy and safe.

Regards,

Mike Mizesko
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: mazmonza on May 11, 2020, 22:48:25
Thanks for all your work and effort Rick.
We would still like to be on  the list.

Maurice & Dawn
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: neelyrc on May 12, 2020, 02:07:02
Completely understood, Rick. Hopefully 2021 will provide an opportunity for an event under more normal conditions.  A big “thank you” to you, Peter, Paul and Johannes for all the effort expended.  Do keep us on the list for an eventual 2021 event.  We will look forward to receiving further updates.
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Suedtiroler on May 12, 2020, 13:58:37
We come back soon folks!

Peter :o
Title: Re: Euro Event 2020
Post by: Drewtee on May 30, 2020, 10:20:51
Thanks Rick and of course it is the only decision you guys could make and expected.

Please, everybody keep safe- We will get though it and celebrate even more at the next Euro event.

best to all

Andy