Poll

Would you be interested in attending the event, see details in the message

No
81 (13%)
Yes
141 (22.6%)
As a Couple
74 (11.9%)
On my own
50 (8%)
With my Pagoda
76 (12.2%)
Without my Pagoda
64 (10.3%)
I would not use the Event Hotel
37 (5.9%)
I would use the Event Hotel
100 (16.1%)

Total Members Voted: 210

Author Topic: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest  (Read 9186 times)

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2018, 17:06:40 »
I am interested and excited about attending this event.I can help with arrangements for shipping the cars from the east coast. I do this frequently and could get prices from the most reliable transporters.i am happy to help in any way to pull off this SL happening!

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2018, 17:08:48 »
Definitely interested!  Thanks to the organizers.
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2018, 18:39:58 »
As much as I would love to, it's too far to drive for me, and the timing doesn't work with other commitments!
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2018, 19:04:54 »
Sounds like a TERRIFIC idea! There are several Pagodas in Palm Springs and it is a fantastic drive over the mountain. I am sure we'll all show up. I am not sure if the others are members of the forum, but I will spread the work. I have already responded to the poll (yes).

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2018, 21:06:36 »
I will be attending, however, single. So if someone needs a Navigator (it goes without saying that gasoline costs will be shared), I'll be happy to volunteer for the service. Give me a PM.

I just put it on my "Bucket List" and will combine the trip with 2 more side trips. One being to visit my former business partner that will be at his winter residence near Palm Springs and the other being a trip to The Mercedes Benz Classic Centre only 78 miles up north along the coast line.

Who knows perhaps several others have the same idea to visit the Classic Centre while in the area. Last year I joined the Mosel Tour in Germany as a passenger, it was super fun, made many new friends it was a great outing.

Dieter
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 12:14:10 by Rolf-Dieter »
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2018, 00:30:53 »
Sadly just too far, but would have interest if closer.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2018, 00:58:12 »
 My wife has been suggesting a trip to San Diego next year so when I saw this it was a no brainer to check the “will attend” box. Unfortunately, our SL will have to stay behind as it would be a bit too far to drive for us.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2018, 01:07:36 »
I think that is a great event.  The PUB in Virginia was my first event and it was spectacular.  I will be at the San Diego event if at all possible.

Howard

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2018, 02:10:25 »
C'Mon, John (49er)!  I was hoping we could caravan along with several others in our area.  ;D
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2018, 05:32:19 »
Sadly, we are already committed to be in Germany and Switzerland at that time - taking my dad on a Viking cruise up the Rhine to celebrate his 90th birthday!
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2018, 06:39:00 »
A participation to the Pagoda fest 2019 is complex, unless adding some other events, rallies  or tours. A participation with a rented Pagoda is like to a participation to a party with a rented companion! I will miss you. Hip, hip hip Pagoda

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2018, 09:29:05 »
I would love to join the group in San Deigo.
However as I will fly in from Australia I will be restricted to just the Tech day events.

I will watch this thread for the final decision.
 
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2018, 09:59:56 »
Hands_aus,

The 2nd day is a "driving" event.   It is not limited to  pagodas only.  Non pagoda vehicles  can certainly join in the fun. We understand not everybody will be able to bring their cars.

I'm sure some pagodas will need "navigators". So if you are not driving at least you can be a passenger. Also, a good opportunity to make a new friend 👍
 
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 22:23:57 by mrfatboy »
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2018, 10:40:47 »
I would be interested but wouldn't be able to join the event.  Never-the-less, thank you very much for taking the initiative to put the event together.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2018, 15:52:22 »
Aww Shucks!  Has to be the first weekend of October?
Same weekend as the Hershey AACA show, the one show I attend each year.
Carlisle is not the same as it used to be, so I stopped going.

Could the Pagoda gathering be another weekend, would love to go back to SD area.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2018, 21:56:25 »
I am a sucker for attending Pagoda events  so I am another that would be flying in for the event from Australia. Easier this time being on West coast. 8) 8)


Maybe I should take my car!!!!  I want to give it a big drive.
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2018, 22:41:04 »
The Pagoda Fest sounds pretty good.
The thing is that I am living in Barcelona, Spain.
For me, could be really hard visit the event with my Pagoda,
but in case that the event happens, I´ll be there in person.
Best regards,


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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2018, 23:56:16 »
What is the event hotel?  I would use it if it were a Marriott property.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2018, 01:38:23 »
As a west coast resident I would be delighted to attend with my Pagoda and only have to drive around 10 hours!

Thank you for the idea and the effort you have already put into the event

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2018, 08:28:20 »
Thats what classic car owners should be doing, enjoying the drives and showing their cars around, no better joy than that.
I wish I could be with you, but am in Beirut - Lebanon 7,499 miles away  :-\

Wish you all a safe and happy event.

Cheers
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2018, 12:06:31 »
......as it would be a bit too far to drive for us.

Come on John, almost identical to the distance we drove to PUB Virgina last year! Besides, if we don’t get these two almost original Pagodas together here, when will we ever do it??
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2018, 15:56:47 »
 Sorry guys, much as I would love show off my car, I am afraid the drive down I5 in the central valley with 80/90+ temps that time of year and the likely hood of Santa Ana winds over the passes into LA with it it's 24 hour bumper to bumper 12 lane freeways which pretty much continues all the way down to San Diego would be too hard on me (left leg in particular) and the navigator (no AC) let alone the car. It will be a short plane ride for us.  I am however really looking forward to meeting all of you in person to share stories and the love we all have for these great cars.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2018, 16:08:49 »
Well understood John.  Looking forward to meeting you there!
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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2018, 07:56:40 »
Hi, I would love to come back up from New Zealand, my wife and I had such a wonderful time at the PUB2017.  Have mentioned it to my wife, she would like to come back to the USA again next year, but we have already "done" San Diego (and loved it).  Will work on her.

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Re: PagodaFest 2019 - San Diego - Gauging Interest
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2018, 14:58:31 »
Great Idea. Wherever it will end up being, as long as it is within reasonable distance I'll be there.
I missed PUB this year because of my move to CA. so I am desperate to make up for it especially if it happens on the West Coast.
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