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Peter van Es

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50 year celebrations in Europe
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:49:17 »
There are still places available for the 50th celebrations of the Pagoda in Willingen, Germany.

If you own a Pagoda, even if you are not a member of these three clubs, you are invited to celebrate with us, and have the unique opportunity to see hundreds of our cars, meet with their owners, and join in a very special celebration.
• 9 - 11 august 2013
• Willingen, Sauerland, Germany
• Black tie gala night celebration with live entertainment and great food
• A wonderful drive with detailed roadbook in the beautiful countryside where you’ll hardly pass other traffic
• Unique photo opportunities along the way
• Make new friends and meet old ones
• Relaxed Hüttenabend on the Ettelsberg
• Gathering of all the cars at the foot of the worlds highest ski-jump ramp for a unique photo of the largest collection of Pagoda’s assembled

To sign up: http://50-jahre-pagode.de/en/registration/

Note that if you have difficulty paying using IBAN, you can pay our group via PayPal using the address paypal@sl113.org and I will transfer your registration fee for you.

Peter van Es
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 13:19:34 »
I encourage US members who've never taken this kind of opportunity to do so.  I went in 2010 and had the time of my life. I spent two glorious days driving the back roads of the Black Forest just to the Southwest of where Willingen is.  Driving almost anywhere in Gemany is a pleasure.  On a previous trip we drove from Essen to Stuttgart with a stop to rent a race car and drive the Nurburgring.  BK and I are going back for our third trip.  The dollar is gaining value against the Euro and there may not be a better time to go to Europe for the foreseeable future.  Those who go will havegreat friendships and great memories forever.  Those who don't will not. 
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 10:14:35 »
Any American member who wants to attend sans SL, I am driving mine solo from Amsterdam/The Hague and could use a co-pilot!  I'm an American expat living in the Netherlands. Send me a personal message if interested.

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 10:11:36 »
To all (European or overseas) members... Achim tells me there are still places available... so it's still not too late to sign up --> http://50-jahre-pagode.de/en/home/




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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 13:13:23 »
Ray,

I assume you did not have your Pagode shipped to Germany to do this tour, but instead rented a car, correct?
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 08:07:24 »
Got my documents from Achim yesterday so I am "in"

You have until 14th June ot buy a polo shirt/cap....
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 10:07:42 »
Have Just had confirmation that our application is being processed, our Pagoda is being containerised on Wednesday before shipping from Brisbane Australia rto Rotterdam
Believe we will be in the running for the distance award, after Willingen we are off to Switzerland to the Pagoda's new home.
Looking forward to meeting all over there.
Peter, where should we meet for the hand over of the Chivas Regal?

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 07:09:30 »
That would be Willingen, Geoff!
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 08:28:25 »
Geoff,

Am assuming that you are bringing home half the bottle for me??????

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 22:22:15 »
Garry, not to worry, I'll drink your half with JamesL and Achim. You can collect your half some other time!
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 09:29:41 »
Peter,
How many halves are there in a Dutch bottle of wiskey?, ie, where's my half?
Stight change in our plans, shipping into Rotterdam at this time would be cutting things a little too close, by landing the 280 in Hamburg we gain another day, arriving on the 5th of August, still going to be a clsoe run thing, but what's life without the odd risk, also Hamburg is 14 lilometers closer to Willingen than Rotterdam.
Image below taken this morning at the port of Brisbane, my friend Richard Freeman CEO Tambua Freight, see www.tambuafreightlogistic.com.au shown  below suppervised the container loading and tie down.

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 13:16:34 »
Geoff, zoom in on the face of your friend Richard Freeman: he has an uncanny resemblance to actor Gary Busey!
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2013, 21:16:42 »
Michael, when was the last time you had your glasses checked?
Am sure Richard would be most pleased with the comparison

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 22:25:06 »
He most certainly doesnt look happy.  Maybe it was packing the Pagoda for other shores that has upset him. :D :D :D
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 02:35:29 »
Michael, when was the last time you had your glasses checked?
Am sure Richard would be most pleased with the comparison

Separated at birth.  Richard, you are welcome for the comparison!  ;)
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2013, 17:07:07 »
Any American member who wants to attend sans SL, I am driving mine solo from Amsterdam/The Hague and could use a co-pilot!  I'm an American expat living in the Netherlands. Send me a personal message if interested.

Brian
Brian
Did you have any takers as of yet.
I might be interested.
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2013, 18:56:08 »
Tom, sent you an email.
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2013, 22:27:11 »
Hi Peter:
Have been trying to reach you.
Did you change your email address.
I need info about the Germany event.
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2013, 02:14:29 »
Slight change of plan, our trusty shipping agent Richard Freeman has managed to have our container transhipped to a vessel going to Europe via the Panama Channel ariving Rotterdam on 27 th July giving us some extra time to unload and get hold of it. Also time to take it to Switzerland prior to going on to Willingen
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 10:26:37 by treedoc »

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2013, 04:10:09 »
Can anyone recommend an insurencr company / broker who will provide comprehesive cover of our SL based in Switzerland but travelling throughout Europe.

Thanks in anticipation

Treedoc

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 18:12:24 »
Treedoc,
because I had planned to attend the event with my 230SL - and driving with my California license plates - I had tried to find such insurance but had no success. There is a mandatory accident insurance in Europe required for all cars (so called "green insurance card") and that one is available from a company in Luxembourg for about 120 Euro/month: https://www.ariass.lu/
If you plan to have a temporary Suisse license plate then perhaps the Suisse auto club might have insurance for the car.

The only other comprehensive (theft/vandalism) insurance company I found (http://www.tourinsure.de/englisch/index_e.htm) only insures cars younger than 8 years.
Good luck!
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2013, 01:42:17 »
Thanks Alfred,

Have sent them a e-rmail enquiry,
Any other suggestions appreciated

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2013, 09:51:36 »
wonder if ADAC would be able to help you. They are more the breakdown end of things but I'd be surprised if they couldn't point you in the right direction

PM Tom Sargent - he's had his car over a couple of times and I'm sure he's been covered...
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2013, 21:49:53 »
James,
Do you have email contacts for both suggestions?
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2013, 20:56:06 »

You could have a look at, RH insurance, they are usually quite helpful,
http://www.rhclassicinsurance.co.uk/classic-car-insurance.html
they are based in Essex, UK may have some ideas for a RHD car.

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