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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2015, 14:23:44 »
If you have the time, this is my suggestion.
Arrive Thursday night and go to Joe's Friday morning. Friday night is Pizza fun etc. Also assist with set up etc during Friday day.  Then Sat & Sun is the PUB.
Just about everybody leaves Sun Afternoon and later.
The best of the PUB is staying for Monday and Possibly Tuesday. Then you have the real one on one experience.
There is only a few hanger oners. I am one of them.
I have been doing this since 2005.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2015, 07:06:50 »
Am looking at the possibility of coming to PUB this year.  Would probably fly into Chicago but could do the west coast.  If Chicago am assuming I can get a lift down from there with someone but it is the return that is proving difficult.

I can potentially fly out of San Francisco or LA a week later or go back to Chicago but then have to go home via Dubai i.e completely around the world.

Question.

Is anyone planning on driving from the West Coast and back and if so looking for a co-driver???

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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2015, 13:15:27 »
Joe, This September date is great, count me in. I will bring my latest accusation. I just bought a 1967 250sl with 9345 miles from the Estate of
         Louise Nippert. The body is a mess, but runs like a clock after the appropriate clean up and adjustments. I would like everyone's thoughts
         on the best way the restore this beauty.

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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2015, 14:18:25 »
Sounds great wetaylor, looks like things are shaping up for the event.
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2015, 14:28:03 »
Wetaylor, was that '67 250sl red?  if so I found a nice mention of it in a University of Cincinnati news letter.

http://magazine.uc.edu/issues/0912/nippert.html

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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2015, 18:28:33 »
Garry,
You are correct, you will not have a problem getting a ride from Chicago.
In fact, if Naj does not want a ride, it would be my pleasure to have you go in my Pagoda. I know you can drive an automatic.  :)
I like traditions, so if Naj wants a ride, it will be my pleasure to take him.

I hope you get the West Coast ride arranged.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2015, 21:21:07 »
I will also have a seat available... I am driving my 71 (Veronica) but my wife and son are following in my AMG 560SEC ...so.  I am planning on leaving REALLY EARLY on Friday and coming back late on Monday.

P.S. My son got his 1st newsletter picture with Veronica in the last MB Chicagoland club event of 2014.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2015, 21:29:24 »
Thanks Baron and Mark,

If necessary I can go both ways in and out of Chicago so will do some planning on that way but if there is a west coaster going and doing the long drive then I would go that way as it is a much shorter flight from the west to home and I hate flying. Its like 30 hours to Chicago with stops, 16 hours nonstop from LA or SF.

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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2015, 22:13:01 »
I would very much like to attend --- am a PUB virgin.    I expect to be in Southern California in September so will plan on flying into Columbus from there.    Hopefully I can find an empty Passenger seat for any Pagoda Runs that might happen --- otherwise I will follow in my airport rental.  Very much looking forward to it.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2015, 16:53:25 »
Thanks Lou for the article about the Nippert's, yes the car is a 1967 red 250sl. I also bought  her husbands  1959  220 SE which We are restoring at the moment. I hope to have it ready for  the Cincinncti Concours in the Park this coming June.

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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2015, 17:25:04 »
It has been a while since I have been to the site and I am so glad to see that thoughts of PUB are back. Just to throw my hat in the ring the weekend following Labor Day (Sep 11-13) works for me as well.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2015, 19:12:47 »
Lots of information to follow soon!
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2015, 19:47:05 »
Hi Joe, Would it be helpful if some of us arrive mid day on Friday to help set up? Let me know
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2015, 03:07:08 »
Thanks Dieter,

Everyone is welcome to come in early and help out. However, don't let that disrupt your convoy schedule we should have plenty of local help. Some arrive early just for the fun.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2015, 04:53:50 »
Regarding overnight places, has anyone stayed here: www.gahannahistory.com/bed___breakfast
What's it like? How far from PUB?
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2015, 05:06:42 »
Hello Peter,

That B&B is about four miles from PUB and is close to food and drink.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2015, 13:49:38 »
I will be staying at the Holiday Inn in Reynoldsburg as it seems to be about the same distance.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2015, 15:55:01 »
Hi Peter,

I think someone on our board is securing rooms at special reduced prices (should be published soon here I think). Nevertheless I like to stay at B&B's I find it homely and always secure parking for my car. I already made my reservation at a local B&B I've done so since the September 12th weekend is a big Ohio State Buckeyes Football weekend and if one wait's too long one has to pay high accommodation prices. My overnight stay is secure for Sept. 11, 12 and 13th. Gives one piece of mind.
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2015, 22:39:00 »
The East Coast Ponton Congress is set for Sept 18-20 in Pennsylvania.  That makes for a busy two weeks, but count me in for PUB 2015!
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2015, 00:56:13 »
Hi Joe and others to whom it may concern,

In the euphoria of thinking about driving to Blacklick with a bunch of other Canadian Pagodas, I invited my favorite nephew (a recently retired Canadian Army Adjutant) to ride along with me and enjoy the event.

I never even thought, until now, that perhaps there are eligibility rules for PUB attendance, although after a search, I can't find any.  If there are, please let me know.  I don't even know how this event gets paid for, although I am more than willing to participate in sharing the costs.

Can someone bring me up to date regarding the PUB rules/costs/attendance protocol?

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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2015, 02:33:53 »
Hello Tom,

All are welcome and encouraged. We have had a lot of guests in the past. We are putting together all the information now, to be posted soon. As always we try to keep costs minimal.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2015, 07:00:16 »
I reserved at Holiday Inn by the airport. What Dieter said about it being a football wknd kinda spooked me. I love football, but that's not why I'm coming to Blacklick. We'll see what happens.
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Re: PUB 2015?
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2015, 13:14:40 »
Corrections made 3-7-15

Ohio State plays Hawaii that Sat.  We were thinking the influx of fans from Hawaii will not amount to many bookings into local hotels.  The cluster of hotels used by the group in the past is in Gahanna (Taylor Rd./ Morrison Rd. area) less than three miles from PUB.  We are arranging a better rate at one. It is a nice area but we are also looking to arrange security overnight for the cars in a designated parking area. This is just for some extra piece of mind. We have never had any issues. Anyway there is a Marriott Towne Place Suites (primary) , Candlewood Suites, Spring Hill Suites and a Holiday Inn Express all within a block of each other. There are other nice choices in the area, This information will follow with all the contact iformation soon. PUB is about three miles from Port Columbus International Airport.  You will be able to wave at your comrades from PUB as their flights are landing, the planes pass directly overhead.

Yes with Ohio State being the Defending National College Football Champions, home game week ends can be busy.
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« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2015, 13:30:11 »
I graduated from OSU and I agree with Mr. Alexander that not many Warrior fans will not make this trip. But I believe that the Medical School, as well as several other organizations chose this game for the annual Alumni Weekend potential availablility of tickets as opposed to bigger conference and rivalry games. So local and not too distant fans and alumni may occupy alot of the available hotel rooms as the game and weekend approaches. I have made reservations at a Hampton Inn (free breakfast - woo hoo!!) pending the naming of a hotel as the official host site. I will also start anoher post for those who are interested in Caravanning (is that a word?) from the Southern states.

Getting excited!

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« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2015, 13:32:27 »
I would really like to attend as well. I live in Duluth MN now and could meet with the planned caravan from Chicago.
I wait for more info from Joe on hotels and such.
How many of you bring their wife, girl friend etc.?

Really looking forward to it. Thanks Joe.

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