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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2013, 22:14:10 »
Dolly & I will be staying with her Mother in Gouda from 1st August.
We will leave Gouda on Thursday 8th in the morning, but have to travel via Arnhem
and Essen en route to Willingen, to arrive late afternoon.

We plan to return to Gouda on the Monday.

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2013, 19:05:01 »
BK and I arrive at AMS on Sunday morning 8/3 and will wander via Maastrict to Willingen on the evening of the 8th.  We will be driving whatever econobox we get from Europcar but we will be there! 

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2013, 01:30:51 »
Raymond, I always rent from SIXT found there rates the best so far. A little tip, pick up your car in the city rather then at the airport you will save airport taxes (I always take a taxi to the rental office).

Happy and safe travels ... enjoy!
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2013, 20:40:52 »
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When and how are the brits going over (or under) the water?

I'm booked on the 10:20 Eurotunnel on Thursday 8th although I may sneak on to an earlier one
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2013, 06:36:20 »
Hi all,

Any plannes for a small covoy on the 9th , Peter ? , Pablo 02 ? Gerster ?
for instance with a meeting point in Eindhoven ?

gr. Rick   
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2013, 10:56:37 »
NOTE for all those attending the European Event: on Saturday night a Gala event is planned. In Europe this typically means men in black dinner suit (tuxedo for Americans) and ladies in long evening gown.

Nowadays this is slightly more relaxed, but if you do not own a dinner suit, then plan on bringing a black or dark blue suit, white shirt and black tie or bow tie, and black shoes.

Ladies can get away with festive and fashionable cocktail dress and high heels...

But please be aware that in Germany you are more likely to feel underdressed than overdressed.

Peter
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 08:43:13 by Peter van Es »
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2013, 14:55:54 »
Hi all,

Any plannes for a small covoy on the 9th , Peter ? , Pablo 02 ? Gerster ?
for instance with a meeting point in Eindhoven ?

gr. Rick   


I'm not going Rick, maybe another time.

Greetings: Ger.

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2013, 08:44:05 »
Dear all,

further to my previous note, Achim has corrected me.  I was incorrect about my assumptions on the Gala night. Achim's mail is below.

I am sorry for any confusion I have caused... and should you have now packed wrongly and departed, I am definitely sorry.

Peter

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From: Joachim Ahlert
Subject: AW: Gala evening during 50th Pagoda Celebration
Date: 31 juli 2013 03:17:26 GMT+02:00
To: Peter van Es

Dear Peter,

'Thanks for your message
Don't worry,
it's not that strikt.
We should not appear there in old shabby jeans and sweater but in good casual dress.
A suit is definitely fine, a tie also but it does not need to be black or dark blue. A tuxedo is definitely NOT necessary.

Ladies in an adequate way, long evening gown is not necessary but a bit of "chic" would suit them nicely.

Best,

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2013, 08:47:31 »
Any plannes for a small covoy on the 9th , Peter ? , Pablo 02 ? Gerster ?
for instance with a meeting point in Eindhoven ?

Rick, a meeting point in Eindhoven is a little bit out of the way for me... I'll probably go direct and reasonably early, so that I have plenty of time to talk to everyone in Willingen.
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2013, 09:48:26 »
No problem Peter , we will see you there ...And Gerster remember it will take at least another 25 years ( 75 year Pagoda ) or so , before such big gatering will take place again.
   
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2013, 10:52:51 »
Re. Gala Night dress code,
Have you any idea what we have been through to get a suitable dress etc for Gala night,
any married man will know where I am coming from ;) ;)
We will be wearing dinner suit etc :-\ :-\ :D
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #61 on: July 31, 2013, 19:43:14 »
Larry,

Do not pack it in the boot (trunk)
We have just arrived in Holland (via Essex) and lots of rain, to find some very wet
luggage, Dolly is not best pleased with me or the Pagoda - and now a further shopping trip
is my forfeit.........

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #62 on: July 31, 2013, 22:01:40 »
Have you any idea what we have been through to get a suitable dress etc for Gala night, any married man will know where I am coming from ;) ;)
We will be wearing dinner suit etc :-\ :-\ :D

Larry,

you can always keep your jacket open, if you se what I mean ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2013, 20:39:48 »
Anyone heard if Treedoc and his car have had a happy reunion?
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2013, 22:16:10 »
I had an exchange of emails pretty much the day he left and it was going to be tight with timing.   Have not heard from him since.

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2013, 09:06:56 »
Weather forecast not looking brilliant  >:( . 70% chance of rain on Thursday.
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2013, 12:10:43 »
Everytime we've had a Euro-meeting the weather forecast was not so good, yet it turned out to be very nice in the end. Thumbs up it will be the same this time.
See you all there!! ;D

Rick I'll call you up this week.
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2013, 20:44:31 »
Weather forecast not looking brilliant  >:( . 70% chance of rain on Thursday.
Alf,
Let's simply stick with the remaining 30% :D
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2013, 21:11:20 »
Guys, Have a great celebration. Wish I could be there in person but will be there in Spirit,

Prost!

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2013, 07:38:26 »
I wish all participants a nice stay overthere, hope you make alot of nice pictures for us.



Greetings: Ger.  :)

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2013, 11:33:40 »
For those who leave on Friday,
Rick and Paul meet at the Van der Valk Hotel in Eindhoven around 10 am and we'll have breakfast there (Hotel Eindhoven, Aalsterweg 322 5644 RL Eindhoven ).
The hotel is situated next to the highway.
Looking forward seeing you again.


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Have you any idea what we have been through to get a suitable dress etc for Gala night,
any married man will know where I am coming from
Been there Larry...



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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2013, 12:26:54 »
Five Pagodas 280SL are leaving Warsaw (Poland) on Wednesday early morning, with the hope of arriving near Berlin in the evening and to Willingen late Thursday…. ??? ;).

Each way will take 1200 km through very picturesque landscapes including the Harz mountains and forests.

keep some cold beer for us on arrival to cool us down ;D
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #72 on: August 07, 2013, 11:18:52 »
My car has been in the shop getting the engine overhauled and a bunch of other mechanicals fixed and refreshed since January. The work was finished last month and it passed inspection two weeks ago, but the Dutch motor vehicles department was a bit slow in getting the registration papers to me, which I needed to obtain plates and my insurance card. Almost thought I would have to cancel my Willingen plans, but alas, the papers arrived yesterday, and the guys at the Van Dijk shop came through and got plates made in 24 hours. Just got word that they are on the car! I just picked up my insurance papers, and my 230SL is ready to go.

I plan to leave The Hague in the morning, but because I need to break in the overhauled engine, I am going to avoid the expressways and autobahn until I have another 500 km on the odometer. This is my last-minute plea if there is anyone going to Willingen via the Netherlands, who would like to take the scenic route. Google Maps estimates it will take about 6 hours from here, but I figure it will be worth the scenery.  Would be great to have another driver or two who want to take the road less traveled with me.  Let me know!

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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #73 on: August 07, 2013, 14:19:31 »
I hope you fellows take plenty of photographs to share with the rest of us that cannot be there ... Perhaps start a thread in the Photo Gallery, that would be nice and well appreciated by all :)
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Re: 50 year celebrations in Europe
« Reply #74 on: August 07, 2013, 14:40:09 »
I'll be taking lots of pics and I'm sure others will as well.  To get it started, here's my 230 with her new Dutch "old-timer" plates ... ready for the trip tomorrow. Hopefully, it won't be raining like it is today!

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