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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #225 on: September 22, 2016, 16:25:05 »
At home by the Sea in the morning, Lavagna, Italy
View from hotel room Merano, late afternoon. 
Beautiful!!
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #226 on: September 23, 2016, 21:33:40 »
Dear all,

If you are not here in Merano, you are not missing much. Most of us had to drive over 1000 km's of motorway and autobahn driving, sometimes at speeds in excess of 140 km/hour (those pesky Germans with their fast cars) just to arrive here safely. Those unfortunate enough to come from places north of Meran (that's 95% of us) even had to navigate challenging mountain passes with 20+ hairpin bends just to get here.

And that with cars averaging over 45 years of age. Today, to add insult to injury we had to be at breakfast at 07:00 te receive a briefing and to depart on a gruelling drive at 08:00. It feels like being in the army even though James H is not here. He's been training Peter M and Rick 007 apparently.

Then, after getting up so early we had to drive at least 312 km's today. Not on straight, level roads. Oh no, We were meant to punish our precious possessions yet again. Slopes too steep to take a lift to, descents so scary your brakes would break out in fire. All our beautifully polished cars dirty, filthy and rims caked with brake dust. It's a good thing if you missed this.

In order to convince you all never to attend a European Event again I enclose some pictures. NOTE: not for sensitive eyes.

The first photo: appalling (appealing) refreshments at the first stop at 11:00 in the morning, note how the Pagoda boot is misused.
Photo 2: the obligatory, cheesy mirror photograph
Photo 3: Something to accompany the drinks of photo one, rightly served from a lowly R107, driven by Peter M's dad

(ps: that cheese was not tasty at all, oh no. Nor was the speck!)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2016, 21:45:36 by Peter van Es »
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #227 on: September 24, 2016, 05:51:27 »
We all feel very sorry for you ::)

Looks awesome
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #228 on: September 24, 2016, 09:05:19 »
Oh boy!  Seems disgusting.  I ‘m so glad I couldn’t make it this year.   :'(

I hope you guys have the time of your life and please keep sending us these pics and updates!  :)

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #229 on: September 24, 2016, 12:23:01 »
I hope the aging cars are not suffering too much on them curvy, up and down hill roads.

Also, that there be many memrobale moments that shall out way some of the not so memrobale moments.

Bs safe all and do keep those pictures coming along with updates for us that could not attend.

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #230 on: September 26, 2016, 09:40:02 »
Fantastic !

What a great event.   Thanks to the organizing team, Johannes, Peter M., Rick B., Paul H., & Ralph.   You guys pulled off a world class event that will be quite memorable.   Bravo !     And of course many many thanks.

This organizing group even had a team heading to each stop point prior to us arriving so they could have a photographer ready, and could guide us all to parking etc.    This is only one of many examples of the work they put in. 

I am sure there will be lots of comments from those who attended and many great photos.   So here are just a couple of quick shots to give you a glimpse. 

I took a train from Paris to Mannheim, Germany where I met up with Achim with his Pagoda, hopped in as co-pilot and we headed  south.   Awesome. 
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #231 on: September 26, 2016, 11:31:40 »
A truly memorable trip.

Thanks to ALL the organisers of this event and especially the italians Peter, Peters dad, father in Law and Johannnes and the photographers (sorry i don't know the names) for making us feel especially welcome. As Kampala said, it was the little touches that made this a very special event. From the wines, cheeses and hams at the top of mountains to making sure and asking if everybody was ok, enjoying meals and having a good time. Supplying cars for our American and Australian members and having back up and full photography.

And the roads and mountains cannot begin to be described in words and 2dimensional photo and videos but we will all try over the next few days by uploading pictures.

Thanks you all so much!

Prost and saluti!


Andy and Jai
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #232 on: September 26, 2016, 15:56:30 »
We have arrived home safe yesterday evening late.

Thank you all , for such a very warm welcome , sorry for not been able to talk to everybody ; time was just to short.

Special thankyou to the organisers: very impressed by the way the event was organised , chapeau !

And Peter, your enthusiasm and humor was magnificence ...


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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #233 on: September 27, 2016, 07:39:59 »
A few pictures from the Event - Friday Morning.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #234 on: September 27, 2016, 07:44:33 »
And a few more from Friday.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #235 on: September 27, 2016, 07:49:33 »
Friday Continued
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #236 on: September 27, 2016, 16:33:59 »
Back in the Hotel Garage Friday Night.... &..... a few from Saturday Morning.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #237 on: September 27, 2016, 16:39:46 »
And few more from Saturday....
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #238 on: September 28, 2016, 20:03:51 »
We also got back home today and would like to thank everybody contributed to this tremendous event!
As well as all the old and new Pagoda friends who share these memories  :)

Maritta & Petri

PS. On Sunday night at the train station in Lörrach we parked next to two white Pagodas. These both were from Norway and also 250SLs like ours. And as the cherry on the cake, a 280SL from Germany. All the four travelled to Hamburg in the Autozug.



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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #239 on: September 29, 2016, 08:29:01 »
Here are some of my pictures for your enjoyment...

  • the amazing roads and beautiful views from the top of the mountain
  • always in the company of Pagoda's
  • Pagoda SL Group members always have fun (Rick007 and Mara)
  • Penserjoch at 2211m

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #240 on: September 29, 2016, 08:44:57 »
Here is a second set of pictures

  • Jaufenpass at 2094m
  • entering Merano in Pagoda Style
  • Carabinieri Horse Parade at the Merano Kurhaus
  • Did we mention Aperitifs at the Kurhaus?
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #241 on: September 29, 2016, 08:49:09 »
And finally, our great organizers Peter and Johannes, and Achim's Pagoda with a trailer hitch.

For his caravan, no doubt  ;)

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #242 on: September 30, 2016, 10:39:26 »
Wow! It's a pleasure to see such great photos and amazing cars!!!

When will be the next Euro event??? I will do my best to come!  8)

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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #243 on: September 30, 2016, 11:19:14 »
Great event, fine memories
Pagoda cars and alpine villages, winding roads so very high up.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #244 on: October 01, 2016, 08:21:41 »
It's hard to put in words how much fun we had in Italy. It was far beyond expectations.
I have published some of my photos on the Flickr website. Then you might get an impression what a wonderful time we had. Take a cup of coffee and take your time to enjoy these. Most photos can be best viewed on a big screen. But using the Flickr app on a tablet works well too.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54141674@N07/albums/72157671197038443

For the people who have been there it's like reliving the event again. Well, that counts for me anyway.

Thanks to everybody who helped organising this great event. Especially Peter, Johannes, Rick and Paul.

Martijn
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #245 on: October 01, 2016, 09:29:01 »
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #246 on: October 01, 2016, 09:55:13 »
Martijn ,you are a true Pictureprofessional !

thank you very much.
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #247 on: October 01, 2016, 10:17:06 »
Ahh Martijn- perfect pics.

You should now be the official photographer for these events. Is there a company that can print all those pics of and put into an Album that you know of?  I would like to contact them to organise a hard copy so that i can peruse until the next event.

Thanks for the pics :)
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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #248 on: October 01, 2016, 11:39:50 »
Just sitting here sifting through the fantasic pictures with a jealous smile on my face... Wish I could have taken the time to join... Maybe next year.


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Re: Euro Event 2016
« Reply #249 on: October 01, 2016, 11:46:04 »
Hi Andy,

You could download my hi-res photos from Flickr, but only one by one. To make it easier for you, I will send you a PM with a link to my private cloud storage. Then you can download the complete set all at once.
If anyone else is interested just send me a PM.

You could google for 'online photo printing UK'. There a many companies that will print an album for you, but I don't know which one is best.
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