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Tomnistuff

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Re: PUB2019 ?
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2018, 23:18:43 »
After reading the posts from Garry about his planned 2019 North American adventure and Rolf-Dieter about his planned U.S. Route 66 sweep to San Diego for Pagodafest, my emotions were lit up like a Christmas tree.  I even started talking to my nephew about doing the same.  Since my wife doesn't like old cars, or long driving trips, he's my go-to for co-piloting.  He also loves cars, although his is a three-year-old 526 HP Shelby Mustang 350 GT. 
After a few days and a little research, I came to my senses and realized that I don't have the stamina or courage to do what Garry and Rolf-Dieter are doing.  I called my nephew back, apologized and promised to act my age in the future.
My excitement returned when the discussion turned to a possibility of a Meeting of the Clans II.  If it happens, we'll be there.  I've searched the site for previous posts about the 2006 event, and although there is not a lot of detail, what's there is really exciting.
Dan, if you decide to do it, I would love to participate and now I'll be patient, keep lurking and wait for further news. 
I love this group.
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Re: PUB2019 ?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2018, 04:25:16 »
Tom,


Two old farts fly into France from Australia and Canada, pick up a Pagoda on the east coast and drive across to Bordeaux nearly on the west coast and back before flying home, then a shot trip across America is a Sunday drive for us old fellas who have over 155 years between us ;D 8) 8)


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Re: PUB2019 ?
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2018, 02:59:18 »
Achim,

Our first PUB was memorable.  I recall you came from Wisconsin or Michigan where you were in graduate school and offered tremendous technical support for those seeking solutions to various mechanical ailments.  It's well known that this group was formed at PUB in Blacklick and Cees stepped up and served us well as the first president.  Many great memories and I am certain that Pagodafest 2019 will be a great success.  I've got my ticket-thanks Jonny B and Pagodafest organizers.

It's important to note that it's hard to compare what we do now in the USA to what Joe accomplished in Blacklick each year, and I read into Joe's post that there is hope that one day we may be able to return to Joe's place for a classic PUB gathering.

So I will end my nostalgic rant now, and look forward to seeing everyone in San Diego, and hopefully for PUB, the Classic Version, in Ohio some day.

Best,

Tom

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Re: PUB2019 ?
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2018, 16:14:46 »
Tom - "PUB - The Classic Version" just love the sound of that!
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