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2017 PUB Virginia
« on: November 14, 2016, 22:50:46 »
Let's plan to go to the PUB.  The Board of Directors is proud to announce the American Event for 2017: PUB Virginia! 
Building on the success of the biennial technical session started at Joe Alexander's home a decade ago, the Pagoda University Blacklick will retain its heritage but move its location.  Tom Sargeant will host the event at his beautiful Ramsay Farm outside Charlottesville, Virginia.  In addition to the much beloved tech sessions with Joe, Gernold Nissius, Jim Villers, and others, we will add a touch of the Euro events with scenic drives and winery tours (and tastings). 

Your Board Secretary, Charles Taylor (of 2013 Williamsburg fame) will be Co-chairing the event with Tom.  More information will be coming over the next months.  For now, save the dates, September 15 to 17, 2017 for the best PUB in the Americas. 

If you live in the region, or can help in any way, please PM Chuck to volunteer.
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 18:28:01 »

Wife has a big birthday next Sept (13th) and we have a big anniversary on the 20th. She has to be in Houston on 13th/14th, I'd like to be at Goodwood on the 11th and am planning a party for her on the 23rd. Can I get to Virginia for this? Can I get my car to Virginia for this?
Exciting.
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 19:22:04 »
James, if you, your wife, and car show up in that schedule, You'll be in contention for the "Most Mountains Moved to Get Here" award.
Ray
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 21:56:32 »
James, there be quite a few single drivers I'm sure that can offer you a passenger seat in there Pagoda. So if you schedule things right you can attend everything ... it will be s busy time for you however such fun :)

As for a passenger seat, just name the airport you fly into and I'll put your name on my passenger seat, so leave your car at home and just bring some pictures or a slide show on your device :)

Dieter

PS. Ray, shall we start a thread to compile a list of attendees, or will we use this thread?
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016, 01:28:41 »
I will have to start saving my pennies...........
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2016, 20:37:31 »
me too
although on that visit I do want to look around that part of the USA.
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 01:01:24 »
Perfect....!

Looking very much forward to this Event !

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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 02:46:27 »
Chuck and I are pleased to be co-chairing PUB 2017-Virginia.  We are looking for Group members that would like to assist in the organization and planning of the event and we've already had a couple of volunteers come forward.  If you are interested in helping, please send a PM to Chuck Taylor or Tom Sargeant.  Thanks and we look forward to a great US event for the Group in 2017!
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 17:43:25 »
I think PUB 2017 will be a wonderful trip and another educational weekend, just as was the trip to and the weekend in Blacklick in 2015 (the only one I've attended so far).

Coincidentally, according to google maps, the drive time from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada to Greenwood, Virginia is 7 minutes longer than the 2015 trip to Blacklick, Ohio.

Being originally from farm country in Missouri, I love long drives through rural America, especially in the autumn with the changing colors.

I've still got some work to do to be ready, but at least my garage renovation is 95+ % complete and I can wrap up my 230SL restoration this winter and shake down the car all summer long before PUB 2017.

I'm really looking forward to following this planning thread from day 1 to PUB.

I've been lucky so far and I hope my health holds out so that I can drive to participate in all the activiities of PUB weekend in another beautiful venue.  I'm planting seeds of temptation to convince my wife, an anti-old car technophobe, to want to come with me.  If not, I'll have to convince my nephew to come with me again.

In 2015, the Eastern Canada to PUB Convoy didn't work out, but maybe we'll have a chance for an even bigger one in 2017.

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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 18:00:26 »
I am planning on being there.  I will not have my car ready by September but I do plan to have the basic chassis on the rotisserie out of my basement for media blasting and initial paint..

I hope that my wife Linda will be up to coming, she has had several health challenges this year but is doing very well right now.  I have promised Bob Youngman that I will be there.

Looking forward to the PUB.

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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2016, 19:48:33 »
As long as you mentioned Bob Youngman (BaronYoungman), I will mention that we have started talking about driving there together again. Maybe Ron and Urban will join and we will have the same caravan we had at PUB2015. There is a possibility that my wife might join in on the fun too.
I've got a lot of work to do to make my car ready for the drive (the newer blue one).
Thank you Chuck and Tom for co-chairing the event !!
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 21:20:43 »
Its a long drive to Viginia from Mexico City, so my Pagoda will stay home. My wife and I will simply fly to a convenient airport, rent a Mercedes and drive it to the PUB location. I will be happy to share my Pagoda´s maintenence succes stories and eager to hear similar stories from other members. Date marked!
Greetings from sunny Mexico!
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 18:15:03 »
Wow!  I just checked the average high and low temperatures for Charlottesville in September.  Daytime highs about 80 degrees and nighttime lows about 60 degrees.  PUB2017-Virginia is looking more-and-more like a soft-top-down, stereo-volume-up, cruise-control-on, 2,900 km round trip dream cruise.

Chuck and Tom, and everyone who helps you, thanks for making for a wonderful September 2017.

Tom Kizer



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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2016, 18:29:26 »
I am planning to be there too: 1200 mi -19 hours from Duluth, MN
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 21:36:24 »
We are in!  Wife will drive the SUV with the kids and spares/tools (although we needed none last time).  Mark are you planning the route?  Lou is in also with his, I suspect, highest mileage 230sl (280 engine now) black Pagoda with 3rd engine and approx 250K miles.  Maybe you can convince Jim to bring a 3.5 coupe?
Bob

Howard has to be there for we had Chicago style hot dogs together when he made that promise so that almost makes it a blood oath.
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2016, 14:20:26 »
Mark are you planning the route?
No problem, we have plenty of time. We will do it together. Approximately 750 miles each way for us.
My better half might elect to ride in the SUV for part of the ride.
I'll let you work on Jim.
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2016, 16:34:11 »
I can meet you guys again in Chicago?
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2016, 01:48:13 »
Yes Urban !!!
See my reply #11. I already mentioned you and Ron !!
It would be great if you met us in Chicago.
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2016, 05:09:43 »
Mark/Uban,

I am trying to work out what is the easiest way to get to Toms in Virginia from Melbourne Australia and Chicago is a good option for Frequent Flyer using Qantas as it is a hub.  Do either of you or any others going through chicago have a spare seat to and from Toms to there.  If so I think I could/can get myself to Chicago and back to Oz and can work my flights around my driver.

Garry
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2016, 09:08:46 »
I'm also considering joining, again :D. If so, I will fly in to Washington/IAD on either Thursday or Friday PM and returning on Monday PM. Transfer to/from Charlottesville is open (t.b.d.) for me. Maybe some more friends from Europe will come along as well?
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2016, 04:31:09 »
If all goes as planned I will fly in to DC while Gernold drives my car from Maine to Tom's.
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2016, 01:20:42 »
Mark/Uban,
Do either of you or any others going through chicago have a spare seat to and from Toms to there.  If so I think I could/can get myself to Chicago and back to Oz and can work my flights around my driver.
Garry
Garry,
I would be glad to share the drive with you from Chicago, but, at this point my wife is planning on attending, and after all, she is a lot prettier than you.  ;D
If anything changes on my end, you will be the first person I contact.
Of course, it will be great getting together again at PUB or in Chicago.
Mark
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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2016, 18:11:22 »
Garry: you are welcome to drive with me, pretty or not ;D
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Re: 2017 PUB Virginia
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2016, 20:34:24 »
Thanks Urban,

Lets put it down that I will go with you as the plan at this point.  Very early days but at least I know that I can get from Chicago to VA and back. Now to get from Aust to Chicago and back!!!

Mark, closer to the time, we can work out catching up at least for dinner.

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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2016, 23:20:11 »
Sounds Good Garry.
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