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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #200 on: October 01, 2018, 17:08:03 »
PJ - grab yourself a map book or get googling...

First day... Logis Du Pin -
D6085/N85 towards Grasse
R on D5 to St Cezaire (watch for road blocks and broken glass!)
D105 to Mons
D563 to Fayence
D19 to Seillans and Bargemon
D25 through Broves, left fork onto D37, then left on D21 towards Comps
D71 to Aiguines
D957 to Moustiers
R on D952 to Palud (there's a loop off to the right at Palud which some did)
Back on D952 to Castellane
D6085 home

Second day from logis du pin
D2211 then right on D2 to Vence
R on D2210 through Tourettes
D2085 to Grasse
D6085 towards Digne
R on D5 and follow this a long way and across the D2 to St Auban
L on D2211 back to Le Logis



Helpfully, ViaMichelin mark scenic routes with a green strip alongside the road. Pretty much all of the 2 days
https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Maps?address=logis%20du%20pin

I also did the D974 and D164 and D950 from Bedoin to near Digne and the D4085 into the venue on arrival
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #201 on: October 01, 2018, 17:39:13 »
I think the car belongs to Gunter and Anke, but I do not know his name on the site here. They left early due to gearbox issues, as James said

We are now in Bordeaux ready for our visit to Atrlliers Bracq tomorrow

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #202 on: October 01, 2018, 19:23:56 »
Picture at sunrise as we drove through the mountains
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #203 on: October 01, 2018, 19:32:01 »
Fantastic Tom!
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #204 on: October 01, 2018, 20:58:50 »
Looks like it was an amazing weekend.

Could you guys post somewhere the routes you drove? Nowadays with Google View, it's fun to follow such. And who knows, maybe someday the rest of us will get our chance to go to the same places

Peter, I will let you have the PDF files for Day one and two I assembled with another Members help from France once I get back home by e-mail. The PDF files show maps and road maps i’m Sure you be eager to explore.

Dieter

PS. When will we see your car all back together? Has she not spend enough time now in the rotisserie and shops? :)

Dieter
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #205 on: October 02, 2018, 14:23:48 »
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #206 on: October 02, 2018, 14:46:29 »
Thanks, Gentlemen,
definitely plenty to keep me busy on a rainy fall day.

Dieter, I think my 230SL will spend the winter in Dan's care. We shall see what the new year brings.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #207 on: October 03, 2018, 06:51:52 »
A very BIG thanks to Paul, Pascal & Rick (and others) who made the massive effort to put this together for us.   Fabulous location, routes, food & drink.   Felt very privileged.     Your incredible efforts are very much appreciated.

a couple of teaser photos.   
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #208 on: October 03, 2018, 09:28:54 »
Many thanks to Rick Paul Pascal!
It was very nice!
Peter and Johannes
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #209 on: October 03, 2018, 13:24:02 »
Thanks to all participants , for this nice event,  and Thank you  Pascal , Paul , Rick for organizing.

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #210 on: October 03, 2018, 15:09:01 »
Thank you again to the entire Euro Event Team including the Wife’s that helped to make it the success that it was.

A truly wonderful event.

A Big Fat Thank You!

Dieter

PS. A group of 7 cars made it successfully to the Paul Bracq Ateliers after the Euro Event, Garry Marks and I are on our way back to Nice we’re we will return to our home Garry will have a very long trip ahead to Australia, I not so long back to Canada. We will post more photos later in another thread. Dieter
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #211 on: October 03, 2018, 16:35:19 »
Hello all attendees ,

It was a great event and we are very happy with all the great reactions we got .  Made all the hassle worth while .

For me personal it wasn't the event as I hoped because as you all know my car had a kiss from a rock and was severely damaged . ( foto )
So much even that I could not drive it anymore, and had to join the route the second day in a rental car .  Nevertheless even that day was a joy .
The weather and atmosphere was great .   
My car will be home in about 2 or 3 weeks and will go on to a expert for repairs , so it will be ready for 2020  :)
 
In the end we got another car damaged and 2 cars with technical problems , hope everyone got home all right ?

We have not made the final calculations yet but I will mail every attendee with the end result.
Think we will surely have a 2020 Euro event .... plans and talks about were going round during the event so we will see each other again in 2 years time , or maybe at next years San Diego event in the US .   

That's it from us for now .... Thank you all for the positive reactions .


The 2018 Euro Event Team

Pascal , Paul and myself



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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #212 on: October 03, 2018, 18:41:27 »
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.../... made it successfully to the Paul Bracq Ateliers .../...
Nice initiative to go to the Ateliers. One question, the poster in the third of your images "1963-2013" is it available for sale?
Would look nice on the Garage wall
/Hans S

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #213 on: October 03, 2018, 18:47:41 »
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Hello all attendees ,
It was a great event and we are very happy with all the great reactions we got .  Made all the hassle worth while
Yes Rick, Paul and Pascal with respective wifes.
Great meet, and sincere thanks to you all for your big effort to fix&organise !
/Eliisa and Hans

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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #214 on: October 03, 2018, 19:22:42 »
Hans,

I will e-mail Boris to see if the poster is available. Let you know once I get a reply, Boris is very busy.

Best,

Dieter
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #215 on: October 03, 2018, 19:43:30 »
After three days back home reflecting on the weekend, we can say it was really supurb.  Rick, Pascal and Paul did a wonderful job of planning an executing an outstanding event.  Great location, good weather, fine accommodation, challenging and enjoyable drives, engaging company and more than ample food and drink.  Rick was a true champ carrying on after an unfortunate encounter with the stone wall.  Peter had less damage with his physical encounter but remained upbeat in spite of the damage to his car.

We thoroughly enjoyed our second European event and look forward to the next one.   



       
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #216 on: October 03, 2018, 19:59:37 »
Found this great photo of you know who driving into the sunset more to follow.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #217 on: October 03, 2018, 20:08:04 »
Below is a link to my photos ... all 264 of them (and there were some I didn't include) ... from the Provence trip. Jonny B., Martijn and I convoyed down from the Netherlands on Monday-Wednesday, mostly on country roads, with a few stops along the way, including the Baccarat factory in Baccarat (if you're wondering why I have pics of expensive crystal). Achim and Oz joined us along the way from Germany.

My apologies for all the photos of my car, but I just couldn't help myself. My Pagoda has been in our family for 48 years and she seems to keep improving with age, unlike me!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/brianakre/albums/72157698787985962

If you want to download any of the photos, just double-click on the photo and then click the upside-down arrow in the lower right to download onto your computer. Also, please note there are three "pages" of photos; when you get to the bottom of the first page, click the number 2. There are more people shots on the second and third pages.

I'll add my thanks to Rick, Paul, Pascal and their helpers for the great job putting this all together. Of course, what makes these events so much fun, beyond driving the cars we love in beautiful parts of Europe, is the great group of people from different backgrounds and countries who share a passion for Pagodas. It has been a pleasure getting to know everyone and sharing our adventures together. I'm already looking forward to 2020.

Best regards,
Brian
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #218 on: October 03, 2018, 20:33:34 »
Very good collection Brian! Thanks for making available. What is the blue boat tail vehicle in photo DSC-0083 and 0084?  Looks somewhat like a Bugatti.  Did you get a view from the front?
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #219 on: October 03, 2018, 20:34:59 »
Ralph, I overheard someone say it was a reproduction Bugatti, and it was broken down. Someone else who was talking to the owner can, hopefully, confirm.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #220 on: October 03, 2018, 21:09:09 »
The British owner lives locally, and said it was Replica, which he greatly enjoys.
He let us overtake him, and when we stopped for the view, he joined us, and was amazed when one Pagoda suddenly developed twelve siblings

Great event
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« Reply #221 on: October 04, 2018, 06:30:12 »
Wonderful photos Brian, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #222 on: October 04, 2018, 09:36:41 »
I am sure I heard it had an MG engine (the plate inside said it was a "Teal" from Altrincham in Cheshire) http://www.skyblueteal.co.uk/page2.htm


My pics are here > https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=28240.msg203824#msg203824
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #223 on: October 05, 2018, 07:12:24 »
To all Euro 2018 event attendees:

As I mentioned at dinner on Saturday night. I would like to get photos from you to consider for use in the Euro article to be published in Pagoda World 24. Many have been posting to flicker or google photos. That is fine. I can download them from there, and if I need a higher resolution I can let you know.

I did check with the magazine design firm on photo quality/editing. Their comment was, we want unedited photos, and that even means cropping. Extra "touches" to the photo make it very difficult to color match/balance the photos. To get even shading across the magazine, the darkness/lightness of the photos needs to be adjusted to the best overall balance (when printing, the magazine is done pretty much all at once), meaning that they need to adjust all the photos before printing.

We have also found that for the large shots (covers, inside cover, center spread) we are not able to use cell phone photos. The overall image usually can't stand up to the enlargement process.

That typed, put out the photos, and I can work from there.
Or you can PM me through the site, and we can use "WeTranser" for photos. WeTransfer is a great option for sending large files.
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Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #224 on: October 05, 2018, 08:02:36 »
Pascal, Paul en Rick, a huge thank you to all of you. And of course I want to thank the ones that helped and supported you organising it. I’m fully aware that it’s a big deal to organise such an event. You do this because you’re passionate about it and not because you’re a kind of travel agency. It’s all about the group of wonderful people, the cars just seem to be there to enhance the fun.

Therefore it was terrible to see that, after all made efforts, Rick’s car was damaged on the first morning and couldn't be driven anymore. Rick, I feel your pain. But I hope something good will come out of it.

It was great to be there again and to meet the old and new friends. Thankfully the weather cooperated very well. Somehow you always manage to get the sun out where ever we are.

Hope to see you all again soon. Possibly next year in San Diego!

P.S.: I will post a link to my photos shortly. First I have to make a nice selection of my 2000+ shots.
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