Author Topic: Euro Event 2018  (Read 43249 times)

Drewtee

  • Full Member
  • Silver
  • ****
  • England, Kent, Sevenoaks
  • Posts: 357
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #225 on: October 05, 2018, 18:11:19 »




Thankyou so much 2018 organisers Paul, Rick, Pascal and anyone else even remotely involved in the organising of this wonderful event. Once again you gave us fantastic roads, food, wine, hotels, cars and friends    So much has gone into this event & without your efforts we would be using our cars less and not have the great memories.

Cheers Guys 8) and see you all again soon
Andy Tee

Rhd 5 speed 728h with parchment interior
White Californian 280sl LHD
W111 3.5 Cab and Coupe both RHD

jmbour

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • France, Ile-de-France, Paris
  • Posts: 109
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #226 on: October 06, 2018, 18:14:10 »
Hi all,

Almost a week after the 2018 Euro Event ! I spent a lot of time converting, editing and uploading some videos of this wonderful event, which I would like to share.

I hope that everybody was safely back home, including the 12 participants (6 cars) of the convoy to Paul Bracq's Ateliers.
Dieter and Gary, you will leave to morrow, just before the bad weather arrives. I wish you a very good filght.

I would like to join my voice to those who thanked Rick, Paul and Pascal, our organizers, who set up this incredibly successful event. The challenge will be impossible to meet for the next event.

Here is a link to 4 videos covering Friday 27, Saturday 28, plus Thursday 26 (travel from Nimes to La martre with Pascal) and Sunday 30 and Monday oct 1st (from La martre to Millau and home in Perigord with the convoy to Paul Bracq's Ateliers).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xaba92yzruly6vt/European%20Event%202018-4.mp4?dl=0
JMB

1971 280SL US
1973 280CE
1987 300 E
2005 C230

jmbour

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • France, Ile-de-France, Paris
  • Posts: 109
JMB

1971 280SL US
1973 280CE
1987 300 E
2005 C230

star63

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • Finland, Etela-Suomen Laani, Vantaa
  • Posts: 208
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #228 on: October 06, 2018, 20:02:01 »
We also would like to thank Pascal, Paul and Rick for organizing and everybody contributing to the event.
Our expectations were high and fully met  :)  It was wonderful to see you all again (including some new faces)!

We arrived in Finland yesterday. On our way back we spent a day at Cité de l'Automobile in Mulhouse. It was nice to compare the Bugatti replica we saw earlier to the original ones  8)

Maritta & Petri
Petri
'67 250 SL (early)
'66 230 SL (long project)
Finland

Peter van Es

  • Honorary Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Nederhorst Den Berg
  • Posts: 3541
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #229 on: October 08, 2018, 14:43:57 »
We also arrived back safely in the Netherlands last Friday. I did wash the car, so necessary after over 5000km's of combined rally driving (SLS Rallye) and the European Event.

I posted my pictures as follows:


My Facebook timeline also has a little driving video.

On the Bugatti replica, it is indeed running a standard MGB engine (1798 cc 4 cylinder), but the owner said the car weighs less than 1000kg's so the 95 HP give it enough fun to drive.

Look forward to seeing the next issue of Pagoda World!

Peter
« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 14:59:36 by Peter van Es »
1970 280SL. Please do not mail or PM me questions on Pagoda's... I'm not likely to know the answer.  Please post on the forum instead!

JamesL

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • United Kingdom, London, London
  • Posts: 2915
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #230 on: October 08, 2018, 16:35:04 »
Peter
Flickr link not working
James L
RHD 280 in DB906 with cognac leather

Rolf-Dieter

  • Audit Committee
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3237
  • Ex-Membership Director North America 2016/2018
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #231 on: October 08, 2018, 16:49:17 »
Jean Michel thanks for sharing thise nice photographs and video clips.

To everyone else, also thanks for sharing your photos.

Peter, also here Your second link is not working.

Garry Marks is still in the air at his last flight to get back home, I guess he is the last one to get back onto Home turf. We both left on Sunday Oct 7th, I got home last night and it will be Tuesday before Garry lands in Melbourne.

Traveling to and from our Euro Event might have been long, however, time spend with friends and memories are priceless.

Dieter
Dieter

Mercedes-Benz 1969 Pagoda 280 SL Auto. Exterior Blue, Interior Blue Leather
Mercedes-Benz 2011 SL 63 AMG Roadster, Exterior Sliver Metallic, Interior Black Leather
I consider myself fortunate to have something New and something Old to enjoy

Rolf-Dieter

  • Audit Committee
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3237
  • Ex-Membership Director North America 2016/2018
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #232 on: October 08, 2018, 18:11:04 »
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

Hi Hans,

I got word back from Boris Bracq regarding your poster question. Please see his message below.

——————————- QUOTE ———————-

Hello Rolf,
I hope you return safely and that you are fine.
Unfortunately, we have no more poster of the one your member would like tout have (victim of its success...).
However, if he wants, we will have an alternative as we are preparing a calendar in which the image of the poster will be one of the twelve pictures. We will print 100 calendars that should be ready for sale beginning of November.
If he is interested, please tell me so I make sure to book one for him.
Kindly,
Boris

——————— end of Quote of Message from Boris ————-

I think the calender would make Nice prints for your garage as the months roll by. You can frame them and it may just include the one you wanted. Keep an eye out in the first part of November when Boris offers the calender 2019 for Sale.

Best,

Dieter
Dieter

Mercedes-Benz 1969 Pagoda 280 SL Auto. Exterior Blue, Interior Blue Leather
Mercedes-Benz 2011 SL 63 AMG Roadster, Exterior Sliver Metallic, Interior Black Leather
I consider myself fortunate to have something New and something Old to enjoy

jmbour

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • France, Ile-de-France, Paris
  • Posts: 109
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #233 on: October 08, 2018, 18:53:40 »
Hi all,

Another souvenir of the Verdon canyon, in 360° format, on you tube

https://youtu.be/0tFGZcN8Zg4

Jean michel
JMB

1971 280SL US
1973 280CE
1987 300 E
2005 C230

Peter van Es

  • Honorary Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Nederhorst Den Berg
  • Posts: 3541
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #234 on: October 09, 2018, 15:00:17 »
Peter
Flickr link not working

I've edited the link in my original post. Please try again or try: https://www.flickr.com/gp/13276698@N06/Z113c6
1970 280SL. Please do not mail or PM me questions on Pagoda's... I'm not likely to know the answer.  Please post on the forum instead!

Peter van Es

  • Honorary Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Nederhorst Den Berg
  • Posts: 3541
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #235 on: October 09, 2018, 15:02:12 »
On our way back we spent a day at Cité de l'Automobile in Mulhouse. It was nice to compare the Bugatti replica we saw earlier to the original ones  8)

Maritta & Petri

At the first proper European Event we visited this museum and had a private showing of the bits of the collection not on display. It is a very interesting museum...
1970 280SL. Please do not mail or PM me questions on Pagoda's... I'm not likely to know the answer.  Please post on the forum instead!

Rolf-Dieter

  • Audit Committee
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3237
  • Ex-Membership Director North America 2016/2018
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #236 on: October 09, 2018, 17:20:55 »
Wonderful collection of photographs Peter. Linda loved them as well, thanks for sharing.

Dieter
Dieter

Mercedes-Benz 1969 Pagoda 280 SL Auto. Exterior Blue, Interior Blue Leather
Mercedes-Benz 2011 SL 63 AMG Roadster, Exterior Sliver Metallic, Interior Black Leather
I consider myself fortunate to have something New and something Old to enjoy

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 807
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #237 on: October 12, 2018, 05:43:20 »
I think the calender would make Nice prints for your garage as the months roll by. You can frame them and it may just include the one you wanted. Keep an eye out in the first part of November when Boris offers the calender 2019 for Sale.

Dieter, I would be interested in reserving a calendar, subject to the price of course, which was not indicated.  I suspect that waiting until offered for sale may be to late.  Any idea where they will be offered for sale?
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

Rolf-Dieter

  • Audit Committee
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3237
  • Ex-Membership Director North America 2016/2018
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #238 on: October 12, 2018, 11:57:08 »
Hi Ralph,

I will check. With Boris Bracq and report back here.

Dieter
Dieter

Mercedes-Benz 1969 Pagoda 280 SL Auto. Exterior Blue, Interior Blue Leather
Mercedes-Benz 2011 SL 63 AMG Roadster, Exterior Sliver Metallic, Interior Black Leather
I consider myself fortunate to have something New and something Old to enjoy

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 807
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #239 on: October 14, 2018, 21:16:29 »
Pascal, Paul & Rick,

Were the small event flags included in the “goody bags” distributed to participants??  Nice souvenir! My bag did not include one.  Are there any left over?
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

Garry

  • Membership Administrator
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Australia, Victoria,
  • Posts: 4322
  • Membership Administrator
    • Owner, Aquila Engineering
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #240 on: October 14, 2018, 22:25:35 »
Ralph,


They were made by one of the participants that went across to the Bracq workshop. Think there were only two made.  They were pretty cool though.


Garry
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 07:45:56 by Garry »
Garry Marks
Melbourne/ Kyneton, Australia
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery
2005 MB A200
2008 MB SLK 55 AMG
2016 VW T6 4x4 pop top Camper
2020 Volvo XC40 Electric Recharge, on order.

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 807
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #241 on: October 15, 2018, 05:52:49 »
Thanks, Garry.
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

Paul & Dolly

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • United Kingdom, Wales, Cardiff
  • Posts: 554
  • i Car
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #242 on: October 15, 2018, 08:55:05 »
They were really good,and had machined holders to fit in the roof clamp  top sockets ( instead of the corks I use for my flags) and "marilyn" (Ray) and Sully had them, I am not sure which of the two made them though.

Paul
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 09:00:21 by Paul & Dolly »
Paul (located in Cardiff - Wales - UK)
1967 Early 250 SL (Auto) White
Mitsubishi i Car
Toyota RAV 4  Hybrid AWD
1936 Alvis Firebird (Gone............)

Simax

  • Full Member
  • Junior Level
  • *
  • Czech Republic, Praha, Praha 7
  • Posts: 21
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #243 on: October 18, 2018, 07:06:17 »
Hello to all!

Im sorry for late response. Many thanx to all, especially organizers. It was wonderful ....

Here is a link to our photos  https://www.flickr.com/photos/144504858@N05/albums/72157699317086452

I hope we meet again

Simon and Renata

JamesL

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • United Kingdom, London, London
  • Posts: 2915
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #244 on: October 18, 2018, 07:27:20 »
Lovely photos, but this is absolutely stunning

James L
RHD 280 in DB906 with cognac leather

Brian in DC

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • USA, MD, Bethesda
  • Posts: 137
  • Former expat living in the Washington, DC, area
    • Brian Akre & Associates
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #245 on: October 18, 2018, 08:08:50 »
Simon, thanks for the excellent pics. They were worth the wait!

Cheers,
Brian
Brian Akre
1967 230 SL, U.S. spec, 050 White, Black top, 116 Kaviar interior, #17,030 of 48,912; born June 1966
1997 SL 500 Sport, U.S. spec, 269 Tourmaline Green, Parchment interior, #145,506 of 204,940; born Sept 1996
1991 Nissan Figaro, Emerald Green, #15,717 of 20,073; born Oct. 19, 1991

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 807
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #246 on: October 18, 2018, 13:25:32 »
Great pictures Simon.  Thanks for posting.  It was a pleasure to meet you and Renata. 

We also greatly enjoyed the caravan of five white Pagodas back to Italy on Sunday and the lunch in Arenzano.       

Hope to see you again soon at another event.
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

kampala

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, CA, Hermosa Beach
  • Posts: 842
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #247 on: October 20, 2018, 04:00:50 »
Simon

Appreciate the drone shots - really shows off the chateau and cars in context nicely. 
Oz
250sl - later - manual
280sl - 1971 - Auto - Limited Slip Diff.

kampala

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, CA, Hermosa Beach
  • Posts: 842
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #248 on: October 20, 2018, 18:10:51 »
A short driving video of the Euro Event 2018.   Link is to Google.   Set full-screen.  It's just under 3 minutes.

As two years ago - I partnered with Achim, so you might see a bit of him.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/5yXoyFE4jmVfVYRo8
Oz
250sl - later - manual
280sl - 1971 - Auto - Limited Slip Diff.

Peter h

  • Full Member
  • Silver
  • ****
  • Germany, Rheinland-Pfalz, Enkirch
  • Posts: 318
Re: Euro Event 2018
« Reply #249 on: October 20, 2018, 18:44:34 »
 8) great film. Thanks...
Peter
08.68 280sl automatic white 717 G  blue MB Tex
09.68 280sl  4-speed, now 5-speed Getrag 180 G dark green MB Tex