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2015 PUB General Information
« on: May 02, 2015, 16:47:23 »
Hello All,

Welcome to PUB 2015, Pagoda University at Blacklick, OH (PUB) will be held at 647 Mulberry Street, Blacklick, OH, on September 11,12,13 2015.  This will be the primary official thread for information on 2015 PUB.  Please follow and post to threads with the 2015 PUB designations only.  For example,

2015 PUB Registration and Hotel Information  - will have all official hotel and registration information
2015 PUB Attendee Information - Who's coming from where and Caravans
2015 PUB Technical Topics -  Information on the Technical Sessions

No other thread or posts will be considered official.    

Thank You, from your PUB organizing committee, Joe Alexander, Mike Mizesko, Alfred Esser, Alex Djuric  
« Last Edit: May 02, 2015, 16:49:12 by mmizesko »
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 21:26:45 »
For more 2015 PUB information and details, check out the flyer.   

http://www.sl113.org/wiki/uploads/Main/PUB2015Flyer.pdf







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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 15:07:20 »
Hi Alex and PUB Organizing Commity, Great Flyer, well done!
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 04:25:30 »
Can someone explain what the Sunday 'Judging' event is all about... is this based on the MBCA 'Preservation Class' criteria? Who's judging and what are they judging for, specifically?

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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 06:01:44 »
I think it should just be the Presidents Pick and no questions entered into. That way it is not limited to any 'Preservation Class’ criteria and could go it a barn find, a modified, a restored or an original car.

Otherwias there will be too many nit pickings going on with too many ‘experts’ and one of the reasons I and many others in the past have somewhat given up on the local MBC shows.
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 06:26:18 »
Garry,
I have a hunch it is the other way around. We are going to judge the judges' knowledge of our cars!  ;D
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 16:58:00 »
Hi All,

A few words on 2015 PUB judging for those of you interested in having your car judged. There will be three levels of judging, the Drivers/Street category, the Mercedes Benz Preservation category and a People’s Choice, subject to change based on participation and if required.

We have three judges who are volunteering their time, and possibly a fourth, depending on the final number of cars participating.  All three judges have previous judging experience, all own Pagoda’s, some own multiple Pagodas. One of the judges, teaches judging school, another is an editor for the Star Magazine, and one a member of this board.  We feel they are all highly qualified to judge.  Any arguments with any judge will disqualify your car, period.

Street/Drivers Category

This will not be a Pebble Beach or Amelia Island concourse level judging.  
Since the vast majority of cars attending PUB will be driven hundreds and in some cases thousands of miles, a few blades of grass in a tire or a few bugs on the grill will not affect your score, no need to fuss about these type of things.  This category is intended to let you know what it will take to get your car to the next level, possibly concourse level.

Preservation Category

This is meant for cars that are 85%-90% all original, drivable, and have been well cared for over the years, no major restorations, like complete new paint. If you meet certain criteria in this category you will receive an award from MB.  You must be a MBUSA member to participate in this category.   One of our judges was instrumental in creating this category for MB.  

People’s Choice Category

This category will have several attendees volunteer to look at cars in a fun way, picking such things as, Car I would most like to take home,  Car with the most potential, Best exterior color,,,

Once you have paid the judging fee, you can participate in as many categories as you wish, no additional cost.   There will be awards given for each category.  

Hope this helps clarify things, and sorry for the delay.

Alex
« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 17:10:09 by Alex D »
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 15:21:03 »
A few blades of grass will be allowed, but seven or eight.......then we may have to have a serious discussion about that! LOL!

I fully concur with my esteemed colleague Alex in his description about what the intent and goal of the event is all about.

(FYI - yes I will be one of the judges).
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 16:52:58 »
Jon, I am sure that fills everyone with confidence :D


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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 15:31:24 »
James! I though I had paid all my blackmail money! ROTFL!
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 20:47:57 »
Hi All,

As we are getting closer to 2015 PUB, we need to start getting a better idea of how many people will be attending.  If you are considering coming, please get your registration form filled out and submitted, so we can start making final preparations.   Please do not post on this or any other thread, email, or pm indicating you will be attending, only submitted registration forms will be considered as an official attendee.   

Thank You,
Alex
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2015, 22:16:35 »
Alex,

Can you post a list of the current registrations please.  Some who think they are in may realise that they are no.

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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2015, 01:16:08 »
Garry,
registered participants and where they are coming from are listed here: http://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=22376.0
We try to update the information weekly.
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2015, 02:38:54 »
Missed that post whilst away. Thanks
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2015, 04:42:55 »
Good morning,

Do you have any approximate times for beginning and ending particularly on Saturday and Sunday?

Thanks,

James

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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2015, 04:17:49 »
Hello James,

PUB tends to be a less-formal but information packed week-end. Friday we will have a gathering and Pizza Party later in the evening. People begin arriving at all different times. Some are even coming in as early as Wednesday.  The tech session and presentation will begin on Saturday morning around 9:00 am both days. Activities on Sunday (photo shoot) and sessions also begin around 9:00 am.  Saturday we break-off around 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm to get ready for dinner. Sunday goes into the afternoon again with some informal individual help and some more, less formal information. Some leave for home on Sunday while others will stay over. The shop in Blacklick is open to all as a home-base days before and after the actual event dates. Everyone is welcome anytime.  Some spend an extra day or two for visiting some tourist spots. There are many historical and local points of interest near by. We will be providing some information on these places. There are some excellent and unique shopping locations near-by also.

We will have a more defined schedule in a few days. Remember there will be Vendors ( Bud's, SL  Autohaus, possibly K&K etc) with products and parts at PUB.  We will also have the popular parts swap-meet again, so bring something to sell or trade if you like. There will be informal periods during the tech session so individuals can ask questions, or deal with their own needs and problems. There are plenty of hands-on visual aids.  Engines , transmissions, diffs, etc. Dress casual, the shop is not high tech. September evenings in Ohio can be cool (55-75 degrees F).  The best anywhere and an exceptional array of W113 experts will be on hand this year. No one should go away with any unanswered questions! The best part of the event is all the beautiful Pagodas and wonderful people. Fasten your seat belts the excitement begins soon!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 23:20:58 by ja17 »
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2015, 17:10:48 »
Hi Joe,

Can you post here the address for the Pub where the Pizza gardening will be on Friday evening?

Unless it is within near your place, I like to make sure my GPS will guide me there :) or I need to make a hard copy from Google maps.

Thanks
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2015, 23:16:24 »
Just getting on a Qantas flight now,  WWooooo  Hoooooooo

See ya all soon

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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2015, 00:50:55 »
Can you post here the address for the Pub where the Pizza gardening will be on Friday evening?
Go to:
Latitude: 39°19'48.23"N & Longitude: 82°18'44.94"W
and you'll end up on top of the beer tub!  ;D
Safe travels!
« Last Edit: September 07, 2015, 16:25:10 by 66andBlue »
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Re: 2015 PUB General Information
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2015, 01:06:33 »
Alfred .... Alfred .... Alfred  ;D  ;D  ;D

It was a legitimate question ... I thought Pizza and Beer was at a local pub (I may have mis-read it some place), however, Joe since made it clear via e-mail that the gathering of Pizza and beer would be at his place.

I just wanted to make sure you don't drink all the beer before I arrive hehehehe

Edit ... I mentioned beer three times, that was the plan anyway, one time the program decided to make it bear, naturally as o Good original German I never ever tasted bear only beer so I had to change it. Thanks Jonny B for brining it to my attention and being our spell checker :)
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2015, 14:15:48 »
Dieter,

We will leave you alone to handle the bear!

"gathering of Pizza and bear would be at his place."
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2015, 20:29:18 »
Very funny Jonny,

Okay, I will look after the bear if you promise to look after the pubs :)

Or is momma bear telling the kids "here comes the Pagoda caravan kids, now remember I will look after this Dieter fellow you kids look after this Jonny B fellow" hehehe

To be serious for a moment, I may not make it to PUB after all ... Just spend 5 Hours in Emergencey with my wife, they kept there in hospital in a total isolation room (lung infection etc. etc.). Unless they give her back to me by Thursday I  won't be going anywhere.

Edit ... Added the picture hahaha

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2015, 21:05:23 »
Rolf,  I hope all works out for your Mrs.  We wish her a speedy recovery.
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2015, 14:39:43 »
Indeed, all else takes a second place, let me add my best wishes for a speedy recovery for your wife.
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2015, 23:07:14 »
Arrived at the Springhill Marriott! Trailered the 280, because of the rough running issues. Didn't want to take the chance of getting stuck on the way.
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« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2015, 23:52:18 »
Hey Roland. By the end of the weekend -- after Joe A tunes up the Pagoda -- you will be towing the truck home!!

Good timing to have lousy timing....
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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2015, 01:04:41 »
That would be wonderful! I just hope it isn't an injection problem.

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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2015, 01:13:20 »
On one of these PUB Info threads, I thought I saw some info about a local location for washing up the cars. However, I have just done a quick re-read and can't seem to find it again. We came through some heavy rain in New York and my SL could do with a good washing.

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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2015, 05:57:56 »
There is self car wash in old downtown Gahanna (Mill Street Rt. 62) I believe. Some others in the area a bit further.
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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2015, 13:04:44 »
Many thanks!

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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2015, 16:08:52 »
I may not be there in body but I am there in mind

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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2015, 16:56:59 »
Gimp,
I though that only our fellow members from down under were placing the pictures up side down... :)
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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2015, 17:33:16 »
No evryonce in a while I do it also
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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2015, 23:24:45 »
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2015, 01:26:50 »
You do have a good point Rob ~Grin ear to ear~ I was able to read it upside down ....

I'm back home safe and sound, trip took excsctly 5 1/2 hours had the Blue Tornado up to 75 MPH  few times, even overtook a AMG a few times you should have seen the look on the AMG drivers face LOL (made good time with onlght traffic). Rob or Alex say bye for me to Ray, I could not find him when I left.

hauser, thanks for your kind words, I left Sunday at 3pm and was back home at 8:30pm, mud daughter looked after my wife in my absence, she is still in the hospital and will be for a few more days to let it all clear up.

More good stuff photos etc. to come later. It was a Great PUB 2015, just like a mega famaliy reunion :)

Cheers Dieter

Pizza is in the oven and a cold beer is a waiting :)
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