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Title: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on October 01, 2020, 13:20:36
Dear disappointed 2020 Pagoda Euro Event attendees ,

We're nearly there in search for a location .  And boy did we found a great place to visit.
We need a definitive conformation so i cannot reveal to much at this point …. but i know from experience that you will like this region.

Unfortunately for those who still what to participate , our event is full at this time. Only members on our reserve list will be invited should someone drop out.
Btw our reserve list is still open. 

Again every thing we do or organize is provided the region is safe and Covid19 is under control.

We cannot wait to tel you where were going ..... but sorry not now. But we will get back to you asap. 



Greetings from the 2021 Pagoda Euro Event Team

Peter , Johannes , Rick . 

 


Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: mmizesko on October 01, 2020, 16:34:17
Yay.  Thanks Guys.  But how do we get our cars to Lapland?

Mike
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: sully on October 01, 2020, 18:13:00
Hi Rick hope you are all well,

You always do a grate job,can you put me on your reserve list please.

Sully
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on October 02, 2020, 07:37:22
Yay.  Thanks Guys.  But how do we get our cars to Lapland?

Mike

In convoy, obvs
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: star63 on October 02, 2020, 09:49:57
In convoy, obvs

Easy!  8)
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on October 05, 2020, 15:44:10
Ah, very fine RIck!
We (Aslam & I ) are already very much  looking forward to this!


All best,
Achim

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on October 15, 2020, 08:36:19
Hello All

Ok we have confirmation from the hotel and its time to reveal our destination.

Austria is our destination … to be more specific Seefeld in Tirol.
Special thanks to Peter who  personally selected the places to visit and the great routes to drive ,

We knew that the chosen 2020 destination was very likeable to everyone so we tried to be as near to that as possible.
We got a great deal with the hotel ( attendees will get to more specific information about that ) and we will stay there for 3 days .

So wright on your calender 23..26 September, 2021 Pagoda Euro Event :  Seefeld , Austria.
Our event is full at this moment , but our reserve list is still open.

The deposit will be made out to the hotel what will make it solid.  Now lets hope the world will be over this dreadful covid 19 crisis and we can meet up in 2021.

Stay safe and healthy !


Greetings from the  2021 Euro Event Team ,

Peter , Johannes and Rick.



Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on October 15, 2020, 08:47:31
Sounds fantastic
Thank you all so much.
It’s in the diary
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on October 15, 2020, 14:52:28
Seefeld...!
H(u)mmm, yes have heard of that one before. Where isit?

Ah, between Insbruck (been there w/ Pagoda on the way to/from EE 2016) and Sautens (been there w/o Pagoda).
My Pagoda already knows that part of the World a bit (but not enough)!

Absolutely phantastic, looking very very much forward to it. Can't await it. :D ;D
Folks, only 11 months to go!

Rick, Peter and Johannes, thank you so much for this! ;D

Best,
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Jonny B on October 15, 2020, 16:33:10
Awesome - duly written in electronic concrete on the calendar!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Paul & Dolly on October 15, 2020, 22:57:07
Fantastic..

something to really look forward to,

Thanks for all the hard work

Paul & Dolly
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Neil Thompson on October 16, 2020, 08:20:31
beautiful place, went there on honeymoon in 1994

great choice and something to look forward to

Neil & Margaret
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: jmbour on October 16, 2020, 08:24:27
Good news !
Thanks to all of you, and in particular to Peter for this nice location.

We expect to know the name of the Hotel pretty soon, it seems that there are plenty, and all are fantastic, in order to forget 2020 and dream to the 2021 Euro Event.

In the meantime, let's furbish our loved Pagodas.

JMB
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on October 17, 2020, 03:19:26
Thanks Rick, Peter and Johannes. Great work!

All we need now is freedom to travel across the pond.  Let’s hope the situation clears soon.

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Garry on October 17, 2020, 05:06:16
Great work  Rick, Peter and Johannes.


Like Ralph, we need to have the  international departure bans lifted and at this stage they are suggesting at best mid next year.  Here is hoping as we cannot go anywhere at the moment.


Garry
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: mmizesko on January 13, 2021, 12:28:36
Guys, Mizesko Here.

I just read an article advising AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, even after getting the vaccine against COVID-19.

Not sure what Kathy and I will do yet. A good pal is in the ICU with it right now, with no pre-existing conditions.  No improvement after 8 days.

We need to research more.

Mike

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/22219362/end-of-covid-19-pandemic-social-distancing-masking
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Garry on January 14, 2021, 04:20:49
We are starting to get the same information here as well that it will be at least to the end of the year and only what is classed as essential international flights will be approved and a covid inoculation certificate will be required for that. All future flights with Qantas or any other aircraft coming into and out of Australia will require inoculation certificates for each passenger.

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on January 14, 2021, 04:28:41
I have been following the situation in nearby Italy fairly closely as we need to return as soon as it is safe. The emergency measures there were extended to July a few days ago. Six months in the USA has now stretched into fourteen and I can't see a window opening until at least mid summer. 

We are keeping our fingers crossed!     
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: RPSchuetz on January 20, 2021, 12:07:40
Hallo!

I understand you are presently full up on this event, but what the heck, put my wife Blair and I on the wait list, please. One never knows...

Great choice of venue, only a short drive from my birthplace in Vöcklabruck!

Reinhold Schuetz
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Garry on January 20, 2021, 22:00:08
Reinhold,


You never know, 


At this point the chances of Kate and I being allowed to fly out of and back into Australia under the current Australian  COVID International departure rules in 2021 are very slim.
 
All eyes on the Covid inocculation success both here and all over the world.


Garry
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on January 22, 2021, 09:13:43
Hello guys ,

A small update. 

A world in lock-down and in grips of a virus , is not good for a event organisers.   
We're all having our fingers crossed that the inoculation will be the answer and that we can proceed with our event.
Our hotel did not require a deposit until August , so in case of a "no go "we will refund everyone asap.
Or we will go ahead with a spring event in 2022 , just to keep all options open. 

And yes we are still filled up to the max Reinhold , but i will put you on the reserve list.

Stay healthy ...

The 2021 Euro Event Team



Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: AndrewB on January 22, 2021, 09:32:50
Dear Rick,
I am based in the UK and would like to be added to the standby list please

Many thanks
Andrew
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Kemal on January 22, 2021, 14:23:45
Dear Rick,

Good to hear from you & thank you for the update.
Stay fit & healthy all ...  The Pagoda SL Group  :)

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Drewtee on May 25, 2021, 20:58:48
Hey, how is everybody?- Hope we are all managing to stay Healthy somehow.

I'm interested to know if we think the event is still a possibility this year?  If still no idea- no problem.

Us Brits have been in lockdown for around 7 months and we're ready to party,  if you Europeans will let us in of course ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on May 26, 2021, 19:11:42

Andy,

Yes..., AFAIK the Event is gonna take place. ;D
Have not heard of any cancellation yet ...
.... and since things are slightly improving (Corona-wise) here in Europe,
we are all pretty optimistic. ;) ;)

So,
see ya soon in Seefeld - AT

Best,

Achim

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Drewtee on May 26, 2021, 20:49:08
Well Achim- This sounds very positive indeed but we are all aware that things can change on a sixpence but very promising .
I am still worried you Europeans won't let us in with our new  'Indian variant'  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Garry on May 26, 2021, 21:27:41
Well actually, I need to cancel as Australians are not allowed to travel overseas and will not be allowed to do so until July 2022 at this point. Our vaccination rate is relatively slow and the government wants the population vaccinated to better than 70% before they will re-open borders.


As an island state, like New Zealand, we have almost zero coronavirus in the general population and we want to try to keep it that way. There are currently 15 for the whole of Australia in the last two months and they are all in one family cluster and started from a problem in hotel quarantine


So unfortunately i must withdraw as the first to do so.


Garry
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on May 26, 2021, 22:05:43

Ah Garry, no....
That's so sad .... :-X :'(
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on May 26, 2021, 22:11:20
Quote
Well Achim- This sounds very positive indeed but we are all aware that things can change on a sixpence but very promising
Quote


Well..., Andy, yes...
Now, I'm not the organizer and cannot prove for sure,
but I have heard (secret) rumors that chances are good... ;)

As to coming from England...,
become vaccinated ASAP (I think your vaccination rate in UK is pretty high, isn't it?),
have this certified, and then it should work fine...

Let's cross fingers.....

 ;) :D
Achim
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Drewtee on May 27, 2021, 10:18:57
Well actually, I need to cancel as Australians are not allowed to travel overseas and will not be allowed to do so until July 2022 at this point. Our vaccination rate is relatively slow and the government wants the population vaccinated to better than 70% before they will re-open borders.


As an island state, like New Zealand, we have almost zero coronavirus in the general population and we want to try to keep it that way. There are currently 15 for the whole of Australia in the last two months and they are all in one family cluster and started from a problem in hotel quarantine


So unfortunately i must withdraw as the first to do so.


Garry


that is a real shame Garry.
Australians imprisoned in Australia- Not good!

Hope to see you in the not too distant future Buddy
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Drewtee on May 27, 2021, 10:20:21



Well..., Andy, yes...
Now, I'm not the organizer and cannot prove for sure,
but I have heard (secret) rumors that chances are good... ;)

As to coming from England...,
become vaccinated ASAP (I think your vaccination rate in UK is pretty high, isn't it?),
have this certified, and then it should work fine...





Let's cross fingers.....

 ;) :D
Achim


Ahh yes- I've had 2 doses of the Lidl vaccine  ;)

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Garry on May 27, 2021, 11:01:38
Andy and Achim,


Pretty upset Kate and i will miss this one. Other than the 50th year celebration in Germany where i was doing the Australian get together that year, i don’t think I have missed one of the Euro events from the start.
And the State of Victoria has gone into lockdown today for 7 days as they have had a few cases of Covid this week.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on June 07, 2021, 10:54:21
Hello all ,

The last couple of weeks we have been a bit reluctant to give the full go-ahead , but things are really looking up at the moment.
Vaccination rate is high all over Europe at the moment, so it's green light for our Euro event in September.

So it gives us much pleasure to say ; We're on !

We will pay our deposit to the Hotel and make the booking solid.

Peter and Johannes will travel to the region to put together the tours and the places we will visit.
We will send all of the attendees a program a couple of weeks before the event.
I cannot give much away at this point ,but to give you all a little peek .....get your " lederhozen "out .

And gary ,we are really sorry to hear you and Kate can't participate , as one of our most loyal participants you will be missed.
I will save you a rally shield. 

We will pick up were we left of and get to work to give you all a great 2021 Pagoda Euro Event.

Greetings from the 2021 Team.

Peter, Johannes and Rick   
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: AndrewB on June 07, 2021, 10:59:02
Thank you for the notification. I am in the UK and would like to be able to attend, if possible.

Please can you advise whether this is possible, and details when available.

Hopefully we will eventually get out of lockdown in the UK and be allowed to travel more normally (incl to Europe) by September.

Regards
Andrew
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on June 07, 2021, 11:02:39
Hello Andrew ,

Our Event is filled up to the max for now , but i will put you on our reserve list if you want.

Greetings
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: AndrewB on June 07, 2021, 11:03:48
Thank you Rick, would be pleased to be on the standby list
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Suedtiroler on June 07, 2021, 14:27:58
Dear Folks,

pleased to be in the team again. Finally i can try the trips and the beers in Austria and Bavaria!  8)

As Rick says We are on fire...

See you soon in Seefeld Austria 2021


Peter
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on June 07, 2021, 19:15:30
Are you taking requests for cheese, speck and mountain salami?
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Paul & Dolly on June 07, 2021, 19:54:57
Dolly says there is a lovely Jewellery shop in Seefeld....

Oh dear..

Paul
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on June 07, 2021, 20:14:40
Lucky you
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: kampala on June 08, 2021, 20:51:55
Rick & Peter

You guys are amazing!   Appreciated

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on June 11, 2021, 09:32:15
Euro Event through the years ....
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on July 01, 2021, 16:06:23
Dear Euro Event Attendees ,

The Emails with general details have been send out, and i hope every one of you received it . If not please let us know.
If there are any changes, for instance shirt sizes ?  ( maybe one size bigger  :) ), please let us know before the end of this month.

For now we have a couple of cancellations and the first members on our reseve list have been contacted.
For those who have cancelled ( happens every year ) we want to say that since we have payed the hotel deposit and some goods that allready have been ordered and payed for,
we can only return your deposit if someone takes your place. This is strictly a volunteer initiative so we hope you understand.

We are very happy that despite the delay we have a great Event planned , and really looking forward to it.
We will keep you informed !


Greetings from the Pagoda Euro Event Team ,

Peter , Johannes and Rick 
 
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: France on July 04, 2021, 08:18:13
Hi all...It's been a long time since I was on here!  In western Austria things are going very well; they just lifted the requirement of FFP2 masks; cloth ones or surgical styles are acceptable but must be worn in all closed locations (shops, apothecary, etc.)
Vaccination rates are high here.  (However, we have seen Portugal go from successful green to the orange list in a matter of weeks--the variants have really messed things up.)  We will see what all this tourism does to our numbers. 

You should keep aware of changing requirements, especially if you want to drive across several European countries.  We are classified as Pendlers, so have been able to travel without restrictions, but the requirements have been ever-changing, the paperwork onerous, and the border guards are often seemingly without any instructions. They are making it up as they go along. Each country maintains its power to change the rules at any time. Let's hope this summer tourism gives governments some practice in facilitating FMOP. 

Anyway, you guys are going right by us; we are just down the road.  Maybe we can join in part of the drive or a lunch-break or something?  So far, summer has been cool and wet; let's hope for "goldener Oktober" weather!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: jonnezmy on July 07, 2021, 18:12:20
I remember when I was at the festival in London, something similar sounded. On good speakers, the sound is completely different. That's probably why they are so expensive. Now it is easier to rent equipment from hire sound equipment in Surrey (https://www.truesoundhire.co.uk/) and arrange a cool holiday. For example, I remember a friend's birthday very well, when he decided that he did not want to spend his birthday in a banal way. He decided to arrange a light party with cool music and audio equipment hire and lighting equipment helped him a lot in this. Everyone was satisfied with the party!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Mike Sullivan on July 10, 2021, 15:12:20
Hello- I’d like to attend with wife- I didn’t bring my ‘67 230 SL to Europe with me, so can we attend as spectators?  Is there an agenda published?
Thanks
Mike Sullivan
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on July 17, 2021, 10:48:37
Heads up…
The Urlaub express runs from Düsseldorf to Innsbruck, leaves Wednesday 22nd Sept arriving 8am Thursday 23rd, the day the event starts. Stick your car on the overnight train…

I’m very tempted. The return is less convenient

https://urlaubs-express.de/duesseldorf-innsbruck-duesseldorf-arz-aktuell/?lang=en
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on July 20, 2021, 08:26:23
Hello All ,

Just to let you all know we are working on making it a great event .
And yes the growing worry's about covid does have our full attention .
On this we assume all attendees have been vaccinated and know how to handle and act on local Covid prevention rules .

This means when we meat up, no hugging and kissing and keeping a bit of distance.

And yes it may be a bit late but we can report that we have 2 last minute places opened up for our event.... so for those who still want to join please respond with a PM .

The 2021 Euro Event Team.



 


Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: France on July 29, 2021, 15:07:03
Another heads up...NOAA's European projections issued yesterday look like we're going to continue our rainy, gray, and cool weather through August (with a heat wave in late Aug).  After that it will probably be an early fall.  So pack your rain gear and mukluks, cause here in the Alps it may be a soggy affair!  We're expecting an early close for the Hochalpenstrasse.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Sweden_Mike on July 29, 2021, 20:26:34
Heads up…
The Urlaub express runs from Düsseldorf to Innsbruck, leaves Wednesday 22nd Sept arriving 8am Thursday 23rd, the day the event starts. Stick your car on the overnight train…

I’m very tempted. The return is less convenient

https://urlaubs-express.de/duesseldorf-innsbruck-duesseldorf-arz-aktuell/?lang=en

My daughter and I are travelling from Hamburg to Innsbruck on the car train operated by ÖBB, the Austrian railway. Really looking forward to the event!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Tom on July 30, 2021, 18:41:21
I sent my car to Maine for a visit with Gernold to check things over before I ship the car to Europe for the big event.  Good thing I did, as my driveshaft flex disk was shredded, my brake reservoir caps were cracked and a mouse had built a nest in my air intake.  The biggest issue was the flex disk.  This would have surely failed in Europe which would have been a real problem.

I almost did not go through the extra effort to have the car checked.  I hope my "near-miss" spurs others to send their car in for a check-over before the event starts.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in September and thanks again to our organizers (Rick, Peter, and team) for putting on another amazing event.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on July 30, 2021, 21:15:02
Looking forward to seeing you. And I’m sure the Austrians are delighted you’re not importing mice
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: France on August 01, 2021, 07:33:59
Here's the definitive website for following the weather in Seefeld:

https://www.bergfex.com/sommer/seefeld-tirol/wetter/

All I can say is, right now I'm glad we're in sunny Portugal!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on August 01, 2021, 11:02:42
Tom, good advice! I took my 230 to my expert mechanic Nico a few weeks ago for a pre-trip checkup. New oil, changed the brake fluid (don't want to mess with faulty brakes on those mountain twisties), and everything checked out fine. Just good to have that peace of mind. Glad you did the same and averted potential disaster.

I'll be bringing my oldest daughter, Hailey, along for this trip. She just graduated from university and is excited to return to Europe and see Austria. Reminded me of when you brought your girls along for these trips several years ago. Looking forward to the ride!

Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Tom on August 01, 2021, 16:54:01
Brian,

Look forward to seeing you again in Europe. My daughter will also be coming (Mary Catherine) after a few years of absence. Will be fun.

Best,

Tom
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Suedtiroler on September 08, 2021, 12:40:16
Dear Attendees,

our EURO PAGODA  EVENT 2021 is just around the corner and we are all excited about it.

Rick an me did our best to organize a nice getting together after this pandemic times.


As you know our goal is SEEFELD IN AUSTRIA from the 23.9-26.9.21

I also want to present you our Hotel there

The Krumers Alpin Seefeld

https://www.krumers-alpin.com/


AT OUR ARRIVAL ON Thursday 23.9.21  WE MEET AT THE HOTEL BAR FOR THE TRADITIONAL OPENING COCKTAIL AT 6 PM.

RICK WILL PROVIDES US WITH ALL THE  REQUIRED STUFF AND INFORMATION. (Road Book, Goodies Bag, Shields,T-Shirts ecc.)

SEE YOU SOON

Rick, Peter










Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 09, 2021, 06:37:41
Looking forwards to this greatly.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Garry on September 09, 2021, 07:11:50
So sad we are going to miss this due to lockdown in Australia.  Its the first we have missed in more than ten years.


Hope you all enjoy and stay safe.


Garry
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 09, 2021, 10:12:47
Sorry you won't be there Garry. We'll miss you, for sure.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on September 09, 2021, 18:19:06
Garry,
Looking forward, we hope this lockdown business will be behind us next year so that you will be able to attend the proposed event in the Chicago area.  You will be missed in Seefeld.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on September 11, 2021, 13:54:52
Dear Pagoda Euro Event Attendees ,

Less then 2 weeks before we meet up in Austria / Tirol , we have some last minute program changes.
Peter made a couple of beautiful tours and we have very nice places to visit , avoiding the general busy touristic roads and area it’s is not a easy task , but you will not be disappointed.
But besides touring and driving we also have time to relax and have some fun .  So we have a small contest on the side, a “ Concours d’Elegance “ in the traditional outfits from the region we visit . 
With great prices to be won !
So guys and girls dress up and make an effort so we will have ourselves a great Tyrolean Evening.

Many of us start their travels to Seefeld a few day earlier and we heard there are some of you that meet up already on the way over . Great to see some convoys going south to the mountains.

Furthermore we hope every one has taking care of their car's . Please make sure your brakes and shocks are in good order , since we will be driving in the mountains. .

We will get back to you if there are more things to share .

Stay safe and healthy !

Best regards from us and counting the days .



Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: WRe on September 11, 2021, 17:46:38
... Please make sure your brakes and shocks are in good order , since we will be driving in the mountains. ...

What about snow tires? ;-)
...WRe
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 12, 2021, 12:31:09
Rick,

For those of us who don't normally keep a few pair of lederhosen in our closets, can you explain the comment about "traditional outfits?" What exactly are those? Some guidance on what we should wear, please! Is there a "Lederhosen-R-Us" store in the Netherlands?

Even if there is, you can trust me, nobody wants to see my sun-starved legs (sunglasses may be required)!

 8)

Cheers,
Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 13, 2021, 11:15:22
Here, mail order in the Netherlands: https://www.feestbazaar.nl/tiroler-kostuum-man-hastik.html

I'm not getting one...
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 13, 2021, 12:52:07
You grabbing a Dirndl from your wardrobe?
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on September 14, 2021, 05:43:19
 :) Guys please just admit you all love dressing up  :)

And yes you can all figur out what we mean by traditional clothes . Can't wait .....



Greetings
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 16, 2021, 09:56:34
I have a feeling this is what Rick has in mind re "dressing up." Beware!  ;)

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on September 16, 2021, 13:44:27
Brian, beware is the right thought here, those ladies normally have 3 or more of those bear steins in each hand, stay clear of them if you can as you now I’m sure look and don’t Tuch is the rule here :}

Dieter
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 19, 2021, 08:49:23
Martijn passed along to me this site where you can buy a "digital vignette," which covers the national road tax and allows your car to pass through any toll booths in Austria. It costs EUR 14.95 for a 10-day pass. Once you pay online, you get the pass via email and your car is registered within minutes.

From the Austrian vignette website:

Vignettes are required for all vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, driving on motorways and expressways across Austria. Upon placing your order, a digital vignette will be linked to your number plate. This means that your number plate has been registered in the Austrian database and, hence, will automatically be recognized by any barrier at any toll booth. This means that one can choose any toll lane at any toll station and the barriers will open automatically. Moreover, another advantage is the fact that during inspections, it can be quickly assessed whether you have purchased a digital vignette or not.

I'm not sure if we'll be passing through any toll booths, but we figure it's better to be prepared than face a fine if stopped by Austria's finest.

This is the vignette website in Dutch: https://vignetoostenrijk.nl

This is the English version: https://vignette-austria.co.uk

Happy Motoring and see you all Thursday!

Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 19, 2021, 08:58:23
Correction on the cost of the 10-day vignette on my note below:  It is GBP 14.95, or EUR 9.50.

Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 19, 2021, 09:06:51
Thanks Brian, that’s really handy/good to know.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 19, 2021, 10:42:38
Also, just FYI, here is the website with the latest COVID-related rules on entering Austria.  Basically, if you have been fully vaccinated there's no problem.

If you are not vaccinated, you need to show a negative COVID test AND register online for pre-travel clearance if you are not from a designated "safe country." Countries not on the safe list include the USA and the UK. In addition, you have to self-quarantine for at least five days.

Hopefully, we're all vaccinated.

https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations

More details are on the website.

If you are travelling through and overnighting in Germany to or from Austria, you might also want to read that country's COVID rules:

https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev/coronaeinreisev-en.html

If you have been in a high-risk country in the past 10 days before arrival, you need to register online.

Good luck and safe travels,

Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: WRe on September 19, 2021, 11:09:35
Correction on the cost of the 10-day vignette on my note below:  It is GBP 14.95, or EUR 9.50.
Brian

Hi,
the official price for a 10-day vignette in Austria is 9,50€ (digital or on paper) but can vary from different Internet broker up to 20€.
This is the official web site where you can buy it for 9,50€: https://shop.asfinag.at/en/toll-products/digital-toll-sticker/01-10-tagesvignette-pkw-2021/
...WRe

ASFINAG Service GmbH and ASFINAG Alpenstraßen GmbH are responsible for the operational management of motorways and expressways.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 19, 2021, 15:57:59
We departed today… through Belgium (eating some Belgian Frites), Germany to Vianden, Luxemburg. Car parked nicely at the hotel parking, locking in a 911 Targa. The village is still suffering from the floods earlier this summer…
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: WRe on September 19, 2021, 17:48:51
Hi,
one remark about buying a digital vignette today or in the next days:

When you try to order one to will be asked if you are a "consumer" or a "company".
If your answer is "consumer" your first possible validity date starts in 18 days, means after our event. If your answer is "company" you can choose the right dates.

Why? See FAQ or ... "consumer rights"
"Why is the digital vignette valid from the 18th day after purchase at the earliest when purchased in the Webshop?
For consumers, the digital vignette or the digital section toll annual card cannot be used immediately after purchase. This also means, however, that you can edit your product before the start of the validity period without having to give any reasons (registration number, validity period).
This restriction does not apply to companies. The reason for this is that, according to the European Consumer Protection Directive, consumers have the right to withdraw from the online purchase of a product or service within 14 days. As this withdrawal is possible by e-mail and by post, a further three days are allowed for cancellation by post until arrival at ASFINAG."

That means if you choose "consumer" you have all rights but no posibilities and if you choose "company" you have no rights but all posibilties.
...WRe
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 19, 2021, 20:06:51
If you purchase the vignette at the link I provided below, you can buy it as a consumer and set the dates. There is a disclaimer/warning before you purchase in which you agree that by purchasing it you are giving up your right to withdraw from the purchase within 14 days. I bought my 10-day vignette and set the effective date for 22 September.

Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on September 19, 2021, 20:16:46
Yes it is advisable to purchase a vignette , it might be unavoidable to use the autobahn .
But nearly all the gas stations in the south of Germany sell them , so no worry’s .

Btw the weather forecast is looking good :)
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: WRe on September 20, 2021, 07:45:34
We departed today… through Belgium (eating some Belgian Frites), Germany to Vianden, Luxemburg. Car parked nicely at the hotel parking, locking in a 911 Targa. The village is still suffering from the floods earlier this summer…

Hi,
on your route to the south you should visit Trier, not far from Vianden, once capitol of the West Roman Empire and oldest town of Germany, worth seeing:     ANTE ROMAM TREVIRIS STETIT ANNIS MILLE TRECENTIS. PERSTET ET ÆTERNA PACE FRVATVR. AMEN.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trier
...WRe
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 21, 2021, 06:02:53
Here we go…
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: RAY on September 21, 2021, 16:08:32
Safe journey's to all you travellers.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 22, 2021, 07:55:26
Checking in in Boutique Hotel Adler 1604 in Schiltach. Proprietor of the hotel is very friendly. Moved half his terrace to let me park there. And is the chef. And made sure we could eat at his restaurant, which is a good thing. Because Tuesday is “ruhetag” in Schiltach… pretty much everything else is closed.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: kampala on September 22, 2021, 08:23:13
Out of Paris early this morning via TGV (high speed train) to Frankfurt.  Plan is to meet up with Achim, Reinhard, Martijn and Brain.  Then onto the scenic routes towards Seefeld in Tirol.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 22, 2021, 13:41:21
You put your Pagoda on the TGV? ;)
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 22, 2021, 16:35:37
I think I’m lost…

(stop off in Switzerland so went for a 15k hike today)
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Tom on September 23, 2021, 14:15:10
Friends,

We arrived early and once again Team Euro has found a lovely spot for us to gather for our event.  Thank you Peter, Rick and others that worked so hard to put on the event.  Went for a 5 mile hike up the mountain by our lodge.  Highly recommend!

For those that may want to wash off  the “Road Patina” from a long drive, we also found a car wash close to our hotel:

https://goo.gl/maps/GhXvg6Ua8cQoVteVA

You will need to go into the shop and pay, then bring the card they give you to the automatic wash.  If you have a road princess that cannot tolerate an auto wash, they have a hand wash as well.

Looking forward to being together again this weekend!

Tom & Mary Catherine
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 24, 2021, 16:45:52
Just some photographs of today…
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 24, 2021, 16:47:41
And some more
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 24, 2021, 16:50:22
This is what we do at stopovers… and our famous organisers Rick and Peter!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Paul & Dolly on September 24, 2021, 17:47:43
Looks fantastic,
Very sad to miss this
Thanks for the photos

Paul and Dolly
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on September 24, 2021, 18:06:32
The fancy dress participants!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on September 24, 2021, 22:00:28
Thanks for sharing the lovely photographs .... do keep them coming please. You all have a great time & Gemüdlichkeit!

Dieter
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: vintagecoupe on September 25, 2021, 16:57:28
Hi, what a nice group this is...
We were nicely welcomed by everybody..
Thanks for an extraordinary well organized event
Marissa and Andreas
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: vintagecoupe on September 25, 2021, 16:59:15
More pics...
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on September 25, 2021, 20:42:31
Saturday lunch venue. Great!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on September 25, 2021, 20:48:20
Delicious!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on September 25, 2021, 20:49:42
And perfectly presented!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 26, 2021, 10:36:24
First up, apologies to all for not saying goodbye. It was late by the time I got off the phone to home and a brainwave, perhaps alcohol fuelled hit me. I’d been planning to leave early, but the brainwave was to get to the FurkaPass before the traffic. So I started the car at 4.30 this morning.
No offence to you, it was worth it. Every km… I turned off the highway towards Flims at 7.30 and barely saw another moving vehicle until I was coming down the Furka at about 10am, by which time the traffic going up looked heavy and the road was wet. I had a blast and may have adhered to the odd speed limit…
My 7 hour journey was finished in the rain… hopefully you avoid it.

Thanks all, lovely to see you/meet you and feel normal again. See you next time

Meanwhile…
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 26, 2021, 10:38:34
2 more - if anyone wants/need hi-res, let me know and I’ll email it over
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: ggdtr5 on September 27, 2021, 14:05:25
Great event - many thanks to Rick, Peter and all those who helped organise.
We are on our way back to Scotland - managed to get into the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart yesterday.
Next stop Bonn before our ferry to Newcastle on Tuesday evening.

Regards Graham & Felicja.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 27, 2021, 20:23:25
First up, apologies to all for not saying goodbye.

We did miss you... but it was a wise decision. It took us over 4 hours to get over the Fernpass to Germany.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 28, 2021, 07:42:01
We did miss you... but it was a wise decision. It took us over 4 hours to get over the Fernpass to Germany.

Yikes. That cannot have been fun.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on September 28, 2021, 19:47:16
Had an early start this morning to get bus and three trains back to London

Just about to leave and realised I didn’t have my wallet. Searched everywhere and still no wallet. I figured I could quickly retrace my steps on the way to the bus stop.

I went for a drink with a friend last night and fortunately we sat outside and it seems my wallet spent the night drinking…

Found on the floor under the bench I sat on!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: neelyrc on September 28, 2021, 20:05:58
James……
That wallet is just confused.  ???

After accompanying its owner for drinks in at least three countries over the last week, it was just looking for a little peace and quite!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 29, 2021, 14:47:08
Just a few more pictures
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on September 29, 2021, 14:47:40
And cheers from us !
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 29, 2021, 17:21:10
Special thanks to Rick, Peter M. and everyone else who contributed to making this year's Euro Tour another success.

Great drives, beautiful scenery, delicious food and drink, and terrific fellowship. It's just too bad we can't do these trips more often, but maybe missing out last year made it all that more special.

Was happy to see a couple of other daughters went along for the rides this year, along with my Hailey. She had a great time, as did I.
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on September 30, 2021, 22:06:18
For those of you who couldn't make the Euro trip of 2021, here's a video of Saturday's drive up into the Alps from the dash of my 230 SL, condensed in time lapse to 6 minutes. The last minute or two are from our departure from the hotel on Sunday as we headed back north into Germany.

Enjoy ... and try not to get dizzy watching my high-speed Pagoda!  ;)

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=0872aafc6c94c8a4&id=872AAFC6C94C8A4%2119595&authkey=%21AkRSbDI4gwpeUP0
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on September 30, 2021, 23:34:36

Thanks a lot Brian!

What a fun this was together with you Guys and Gals...! :) ;)

Really enjoyed it much.

See you all soon again.

Best,
Achim

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: 114015 on September 30, 2021, 23:41:00
Hello Brian,

Please, is there a way to let the video run slowly - in realtime so to say?
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on October 01, 2021, 08:12:03
Achim, no. It's a time lapse. Real time would be about 8 hours long.  ;)
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Paul & Dolly on October 01, 2021, 08:22:40
Thanks Brian,

We are very sorry to have missed all the fun, .

Hope for better times in the future

Paul & Dolly
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: star63 on October 02, 2021, 06:17:10
Thank you all for sharing photos and videos  :).
I can feel the spirits and look forward to experiencing it again some day with this wonderful group.
(Even though we couldn't participate this time I've been following every post of this thread with great interest.)
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: WRe on October 02, 2021, 08:29:26
Hi,
Thanks a lot Brian, great idea and memory.
...Wolfgang
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: jmbour on October 02, 2021, 14:50:26
Thanks Brian for this nice video.
I suppose you have a "dash cam".
If you download the file (be sure that you have enough memory on your device, because it is 1020 MB), you may edit it with a video editor, cut the parts you are interested in, and "expand"them to get  them at the real speed. It will give a perfect and complete view of the saturday trip.
I have been busy this week with my own video, and will post it soon.
Thanks again to the organizing teams, and to all the particpants, it was a wonderful event !
Jean michel
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: kampala on October 03, 2021, 13:08:26
This Euro Event was Fantastic.  Very glad I made the journey. 

The team did an incredible job of organizing the fabulous resort, routes, food, sites, Tirolian regalia, shirts and even goody bags. 

Peter March, Johannes and Rick Bond — your efforts, and the local team that supported you, created a spectacular event. And you did it during a very trying time of Covid.  Unbelievable and so appreciated. 

The event was a bright spot in a dismal year

I shot some random footage during our tours and somehow never captured Peter M. who was ever-present and even after hurting his knee, made sure he was leading the way, taking care of our comfort.  My apologies. 

The link is to Google photos - turn up the volume and set to full screen - it’s about 4 minutes.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8BmFnAbz9rfD7Uss8

Thanks for all the effort !!!




Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: jmbour on October 03, 2021, 16:54:29
I agree with Aslam : many thanks again to Rick, Johannes, and Peter.
Here is my contribution for a good souvenir of this event.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vrxka2i8hctwkc/Euro%20Event%202021.mp4?dl=0

(It is about 15 minutes, and 2,78 Go, I hope the link will work).

Jean Michel
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: mmizesko on October 03, 2021, 17:02:51
Brian,

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Love that you are getting the next generation involved.

As an officer of the club, I am concerned as to the excessive speed reached while I was watching the video.  I thought the Euro VDO speedometers maxed out at 220 kph.  Looks like over 700 to me.

Much thanks to Peter , Rick , and Johannes for all the planning that went into this event.  And for ordering the perfect weather.

Mike
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Martijn on October 03, 2021, 17:42:59
This was another wonderful European Event. It was great to see old friends and meet new friends as well. Like others have said before, this group is about the people.

Of course we enjoy our cars to the fullest, but to enjoy our cars with like-minded people during such an event is hard describe.

Rick and Peter and their team did a fantastic job! Thank you so much. Even the weather was great.

I've shot a few photos. Enjoy.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWPNwfz (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWPNwfz)

Thanks for organising this fantastic event!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: mmizesko on October 03, 2021, 18:07:07
Martijn,

Great Pictures.  Hope Jon puts the one of you and he laughing in the next Pagoda World.

Good Job.  Thanks.

Mike
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: WRe on October 03, 2021, 20:17:03
Great photos Martijn, thanks for sharing.
... Wolfgang
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Peter van Es on October 04, 2021, 08:18:06
Here is my contribution for a good souvenir of this event.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vrxka2i8hctwkc/Euro%20Event%202021.mp4?dl=0

Well done Jean Michel!
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Paul & Dolly on October 04, 2021, 15:14:17
We seem to have a few great film producers amongst our group.

Dolly and I have just spent the afternoon watching the videos and pictures and feeling very jealous.

Thanks all for posting the pictures

Paul
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rolf-Dieter on October 04, 2021, 17:17:23
ThankYou All! for the wonderful pictures and videos the video and pictures
are all great and give one almost the feeling of having been there!!!

Thank you all again,

Dieter
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Rick007 on October 05, 2021, 09:12:52
Thank you ,

all for attending and your positive and really hartwarming reactions during and after our 2021 Euro Event.
 
And what a event it turned out to be again. First of all the weather which was all we hoped for, clear blue skies every day throughout the Event.
We think everyone liked the Hotel, the surroundings , the tours , the lunches and general atmosphere among the attendees.

What really surprised me after organizing a few events is the general state of our cars. I saw no major problems besides a headlamp or a misaligned gearlever ( Brian  :) ).
Especially since most of us had to drive sometimes more then a 1000 km to get to the event and another 1000 to get back home. Makes you respect our cars even more.

Before we sign off we are working on the last details, but i would like to give special thanks to my friend Peter March  for all  his work and the fun he brings working with him.
Also his friend Tom who stepped up at the last moment to assist us , and helped out when Peter busted his knee.
From the 4 Events i was a part of we did 2 Events together and really thank you Peter we couldn't have don it without you.

Financially I'm working on the last details and payments and will give you the balance next week on how we ended up. 

There will be no European Event next year, so we can all visit Chicago in '22 , then there is a 60 year anniversary in '23 , but I'm sure in '24 there Will be a next Pagoda Euro Event.   
like to thank you all for attending and the warm response afterwards, it made it all worth it.

On behalf off the 2021 Pagoda Euro Event team,

Greetings and hope to see you all again soon.
 

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Brian in NL on October 05, 2021, 09:50:45
Rick, thanks again for all the work you guys put into this event. It showed. Beyond the organizational perfection, the camraderie and passion of this group is remarkable. Which is a big reason why we always look forward to the next event.

For the record, the "misaligned gear lever" was definitely not a mechanical issue. Purely a major operator error!   ;)

On to Chicago!

Brian
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on October 05, 2021, 13:38:18
The Fellowship of the 113
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: vintagecoupe on October 05, 2021, 13:51:41
Hi again everybody and thanks for all those nice pictures. Hopefully we can add some nice impressions as well.
Please see our flickr link:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWQJkhe (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWQJkhe)
All the best
Marissa and Andreas
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: mmizesko on October 05, 2021, 15:08:56
Outstanding pictures!!!!

Mike
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Jonny B on October 05, 2021, 15:09:30
Very nice shots! I suspect you may see one or two in Pagoda World 30...

Along with some from Martijn
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: Drewtee on October 05, 2021, 15:31:26
Another excellent European trip to add to memory lane  :)

Always great to see the familiar faces of our Pagoda friends and great to see some new ones also.

Once again organisers,  thanks for putting together everything so perfectly.

I will try to add some pics shortly and will hopefully see a few of you in the US next August or Sept.

Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on October 06, 2021, 09:26:10
During our tour of the Innsbruck panorama I noticed a sign talking about the development of the Panorama and a London connection. Co-incidentally….

Watching my favourite quiz last night the issue of a panorama came up and it turns out there is sort of one hiding in plain sight. Building was built about 1800 to house a double storey panorama(s) and lasted about 50 years as an attraction. Moments off Leicester Square in the middle of London

The building is now a church but it’s pretty obvious what it is/ was. But only from above can you see the rotunda (the green is Leicester Square. The red strips across Lisle St are “Chinese” lanterns” that decorate Chinatown
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5112125,-0.1306587,149m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-GB
Title: Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
Post by: JamesL on October 11, 2021, 18:43:56
This made me smile