Author Topic: Dr. Benz (Dan Caron) 60th Birthday Bash - Pt. Lambton, Ontario December 13  (Read 11019 times)

mdsalemi

  • Pagoda SL Board
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, NC, Davidson
  • Posts: 5570
Our favorite Canadian rabble-rouser Dan Caron is having a 60th birthday party, and you're invited!

When:   Saturday December 13 2014
 
Where:   The One-Room School House across from 477 French, Line Port Lambton, Ontario. Yes, this is the school house across from Dan's home that he once attended. Rumor has it despite being across the street he was often late for school!
 
Open House:    3:00-5:30pm
 
Dinner:               6:00pm
 
Entertainment:    7:00pm
 
BYOB (bring your own libations...)
 
Best wishes only...that means no gifts are required. However it's a sure set-up for great gag gifts!
« Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 15:27:19 by mdsalemi »
Michael Salemi
Davidson, North Carolina (Charlotte Area) USA
1969 280SL (USA-Spec)
Signal Red 568G w/Black Leather (Restored)
2019 Ford Flex SEL
2019 Ford Edge SEL

scoot

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, CA, Altadena
  • Posts: 2306
Oh I so want to come meet this character who has been so helpful to me over the years via email and over the phone.  I can't make it to that side of the continent but wish Dan a fantastic 60th Birthday.     Yay Dan !!!!!
Scott Allen
'67 250 SL (early)
Altadena, California

Flyair

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Poland, Mazowieckie, Warsaw
  • Posts: 1920
Dan

Happy Birthday, Young Man!!!!
Stan
1971 280SL
2011 SL550 AMG
2011 GL
2015 GLA

Nirmal

  • Full Member
  • Regular
  • **
  • United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai
  • Posts: 89
Dan

Happy Birthday. I have benefited a lot from reading your post.

Cheers

Nirmal
Dubai

cabrioletturbo

  • Vendor
  • Silver
  • ****
  • Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
  • Posts: 397
Anyone from Toronto area going to Dan's?
Igor
1965 W113 230SL, Ivory with Black

Rolf-Dieter

  • Audit Committee
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3464
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Wish I could go, however, timing is just wrong ...

Dan may you have a Great day, I'll be in touch on the 13th ... meanwhile feel free to stop by for coffee and cookies
MB 1969, 280 SL DD & Benz 2011, SL 63 AMG

pj

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • London, Ontario, Canada
  • Posts: 552
  • 1965 230SL
    • my home page
Hi everyone,
Dan (Benz Dr.) hasn't visited the forum in a while. If you would like to send a card by postal-mail, I will take them to him at his celebration. My p-mail address is
Peter Jedicke
82 Barrydale Cr
London Ontario Canada
N6G 2X4

P-Mail from remote corners of the globe still gets shunted through Canada at 19th century speeds, so send soon, please. But don't worry, any items that arrive late will nevertheless be taken to Dan eventually.

If there's anything else we can do to encourage anyone to join us for this celebration, just ask or hit me with a private message here. Dieter and I live about an hour away from Dan's shop, and my Pagoda is there, now, too. I don't get there nearly as often as I'd like; it's never a dull day when I visit the shop.
Peter J
1965 230SL #09474 named Dagny
2018 B250 4matic named Rigel

Rolf-Dieter

  • Audit Committee
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3464
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Hi Dan,

Just called your house and talked to your wife, she informed me you are across the way in the old school house from your house and the Benzbarn :) You are proberly looking after your guests and getting the table ready for dinner (as demonstrated in the birthday card below). Sorry again I could not make, the timing is just not right.

Have a great party perhaps I make it to the next one :)

Open the card here ====> http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcardm.asp?code=5134589539883&ob=1&cont=1

I know you have no snow and leaves might still be about and make there way into the old school house  ;D as the dinner table is set





MB 1969, 280 SL DD & Benz 2011, SL 63 AMG

ja17

  • Moderator
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, OH, Blacklick
  • Posts: 6802
  • 614 312-2865
Happy Birthday Dan!

Wish I could have  joined in the celebration.

Best Regards,
Joe
Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
2002 SLK32 AMG (350 hp)
1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
1998 E430
1974 450SLC Rally
1965 220SE Finback

pj

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • London, Ontario, Canada
  • Posts: 552
  • 1965 230SL
    • my home page
If any of you were at Dan's this past evening, I didn't recognize you and I apologize for that. There were about 30 folks there, mostly local friends & family. First an open house in the shop, which I must say looked more like an exhibit hall on this occasion than I have ever seen it before. Then a good old community pot luck dinner in the 19th century schoolhouse that Dan's family restored. That must have been a lot of work, so old Mercedes cars are not the only worthy heritage that Dan maintains. The evening continued with guitar playing by one of Dan's many friends named Dave.
Peter J
1965 230SL #09474 named Dagny
2018 B250 4matic named Rigel

glenn

  • Associate Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, NC, Denver
  • Posts: 579
Happy #60 and many more....

Benz Dr.

  • Vendor
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, Port Lambton
  • Posts: 6506
  • Benz Dr.
Thanks everyone.
 I know I haven't been around very much lately but there are some good reasons for my absence. My father passed away last summer and I have a lot more on my plate as I've increased my acreage from 175 to 425. I plan to run the farm for about 5 years and if my health holds out, until I'm 70. My father worked until he was 87 so I figure I'm good until then. ;D

The shop has never been more busy and we are working on 12 projects right now - I don't like to turn anyone away. We are renovating the homestead next door and I expect to be moved in shortly. Lots on my plate but I'm happy running the whole show with some really good help.

Just a note:
the food at the party was all prepared by Shelley - she can cook.
Yes, it's true Mike. I was often late for school.

I hope to get more time to post but I doubt I'll be as active as I once was.  I also hope to be able to do some of my Benz Dr. tour over the next couple of years.
 
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
Dan Caron's SL Barn

JPMOSE

  • Full Member
  • Silver
  • ****
  • USA, GA, Atlanta
  • Posts: 499
Happy Belated Birthday Dan!!   I haven't been on this site much in the past couple of years!!   I will be returning soon!   Too much work has forced me just to drive my Pagoda (and 3.5 Cab) enough to keep them running well.   :'(
Best Regards,

J. P. Mose
1968 250SL
1970 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
1987 560SL