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2015 PUB Picture Post
« on: September 14, 2015, 10:57:31 »
Folks,

What a fabulous weekend.  Family, one and all.  What a great opportunity to learn and laugh.  I hope everyone had as good a time as I had.

Now it's time to share all of those great pictures everyone took.  Put our group names under personal pics if you can.  It will let our members who couldn't make it feel a little more connected.

Please post under this thread, and maybe you'll get a new ScreenSaver out of it.

Regards,

Mike Mizesko
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 13:47:03 »
MASSIVE thanks to Joe & his family for hosting this unparalleled event!    The Pagoda talents gathered at Blacklick from around the globe is beyond impressive.   Much appreciation to all the experts for sharing their expertise and "tuning" many cars. 



(BTW, I'm still here at Blacklick --- can't get enough)
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 13:55:00 »
Mike, great shot!

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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 17:04:29 »
Thank you Joe for being such a great host and the Pagoda Group members who put together this wonderful weekend PUB 2015 at Blacklick! The technical seminars were very interesting and the hands on experience invaluable. Started new friendships and learned a ton about our cars! As someone said yesterday, it's more about the people that about the cars.

All the best,

Gerardo

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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 20:37:45 »
A few photos to share:
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 20:39:11 »
And a few more...
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 21:26:18 »
Alfred's car in Joe's shop. When I arrived early Friday morning Joe completed setting the valves I was just in time to watch this. Naturally along with doing this he got ready for his PUB Guests. Joe was always on the move thruout the event, what a great host he was. Thank you Joe.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 14:23:19 by Rolf-Dieter »
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 21:40:27 »
Cars and deep discussions by likeminded people everywhere you look at Joe's property.

Thank you Joe for opening your home for us it was a super and memorable event!

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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 21:50:39 »
Joe's garage shows the love and time he has devoted in the past 35 so years on cars like ours and similar Benz cars. His plans are to add a second bay sometime in the future that will give him more room.

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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 22:02:14 »
Licence plates from cars of the past everywhere, Joe pointed out .... "There is my very first one from my 190SL" .... I never ever saw so many tool boxes in one place I think I counted 22, then I may have missed some :)

 
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2015, 22:13:58 »
Then there were old parts for us to play with and examine in detail like the cut away oil filter showing the locations of all O-Rings and seals that are not always in place and allow oil to by-pass the filter element. Or this gas tank showing the flow pattern of gas and the "Flower Pot" Joe came by and head up a large glass jaw filled 1/4 with rust dust and said "this is what we found inside the tank, the car was still running"
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2015, 22:20:24 »
Then there was "Gemudlichkeit at the Golf Depot Dinner" we're new friendships were made and old ones renewed ...
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2015, 22:33:22 »
With everyone sitting down for there dinner I shot this with my iPhon before the sun disapeard behind the Columbus horizon. I apologize for the poor quality of my photos, a photographer I am not ;(
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2015, 02:28:53 »
Thank you Joe for being such a great host and the Pagoda Group members who put together this wonderful weekend PUB 2015 at Blacklick! The technical seminars were very interesting and the hands on experience invaluable. Started new friendships and learned a ton about our cars! As someone said yesterday, it's more about the people that about the cars.

All the best,

Gerardo

That could have been me who said that, but then I say that at every meeting I've ever been to; because it's true. :)
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2015, 02:44:12 »
I don't have any pictures but I sure had a good time. The drive home was great - considerably better than the drive down.  Nice to put faces to names and meet many of you. It was my pleasure to help out who ever I could and I hope everyone went away with something useful.

 On a different note; a few people had a chance to drive the Red Rocket. Alex, Joe and a couple others. To me at least, there's nothing better than letting someone dive my car so they can have fun in it too - I think the Rocket lived up to it's name. Next time I'm taking Joe's grandson for a drive - what a fine young man he is.

 Oh, one more thing. I believe I tickled Alex's funny bone about the ultimate looser story. I don't believe I've seen anyone laugh that hard whenever I've told it, and in his own words, '' the best laugh I've had in over a year.''   
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2015, 15:30:22 »








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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2015, 16:23:32 »
As President, I had so many people come up to me to say thanks for a great event.  I was quick to point out that I didn't do it, the members did.  The people who came were all great human beings.  The organizing committee of ZENngine Master, Joe Alexander, 4-time committee person Alfred Esser, your Treasurer Mike Mizesko, and local coordinator, Alex Djuric, deserve most of the organizing credit.  But, anyone who was asked to do anything immediately jumped in and over delivered.  Great thanks are due for all of our sponsors, and presenters.  And the real success was that everyone in attendance, even new owners, had some knowledge or experience to share that will help someone in the future.

I had the opportunity to speak to Gernold Nissius and Brad Peterson at the same time about an issue with my car.  Where else in the world can you have that experience?  At one point, we had Joe, Gernold, Brad, Dan Caron, Chuck Taylor and Mike Eegan sitting side by side for a technical Q&A.  Are you kidding me?!  Talk about a brain trust!  

I encourage each of you around the world to consider the elements that made this great and seek to do a similar, if smaller event in your region.  You don't have to do everything yourself.  As we have seen over and over, Pagoda owners are hungry for knowledge and generous in their sharing.  If you want advice on how to do it, those of us with PUB experience are ready and willing.
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 20:24:13 »
I too want to thank Joe for yet another great PUB and for allowing the mob that we are to descend upon his place yet again.  Also thanks to Alfred (I'll bring some Riesling next time), Mike and Alex (love the colour combination) for all the hard work in putting this event together.  It was a fantastic weekend and I have so much new info in my head right now I don't know what to work on first.

My wife has all the pictures so I will post once I get them off her Ipad.
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2015, 21:56:29 »
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2015, 22:10:49 »
I am back in LA now but like Ray, I want to thank Joe for again allowing us to use all his facilities and to the organising committee of Alfred, Alex and Michael together with Joe and his helpers. a thanks for the enormous effort that I know these things take to ut together.  To the Guru's provided freely of their time and expertise thanks, to everyone, it was great meeting up with old friends and new ones and I look foreard to the Next event maybe next year in Europe but in the US (PUB Pagoda University Bi-annial) where ever it may be iin 2017.

I had a fantastic time.

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2015, 22:26:41 »
First of all I want to thank everyone that had a part in putting this years PUB together, especially Joe who had many long hours in getting ready. I'm sure he is relaxing now or is Alfred still there getting some work done on his red SL?

It was great meeting all of the people that I talked to and those who knew of Anthracite, thanks for your kind remarks, they were appreciated !

For all of you that need to substaniant your allaby for the weekend just look through the pictures that have been posted in this thread and look for yourself as proof that you were really at PUB !

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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2015, 12:07:22 »
Leaving PUB with Gernold going to my place in Duluth MN. I had a lot of fun (see picture)
Thank you Joe and all others for this special event, outstanding!
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2015, 16:48:50 »
Still looking for the picture of Jacob and Joe to post, but here are a few. Thanks to everyone for making my quick trip memorable.

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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2015, 16:59:38 »
And a couple more..
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Re: 2015 PUB Picture Post
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2015, 17:29:40 »
Here are a few pictures.
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