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PagodaFest - up and running!
« on: November 16, 2018, 23:47:42 »
To all - The PagodaFest website has launched!! It will be the main forum for information on the event.

PagodaFest is a two-day event to celebrate all things Pagoda. This combination of technical time and social time is scheduled for 4, 5 October 2019 (with an informal meet and greet on Thursday, 3 October). Get ready to enjoy the learning, the meeting, the fun, and the sun along the Pacific coast.

The informal social time on the evening of 3 October is slated to be held at the Karl Strauss brewery adjacent to the Grand Pacific Palisades, our event hotel.

On Friday, 4 October, we will be staged in the wonderful gardens of the Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Here, we enjoy technical sessions, a PagodaFest Market, and a Fiesta Dinner (complete with a Pagoda Piñata).


Saturday, 5 October, is the much anticipated Poker Run through San Diego county. Win friends, influence people, see sights, have fun, and win prizes. The day will culminate at the Awards Dinner at Encinitas Ranch golf course, looking out toward the Pacific Ocean.
Space is limited! Get further event details and purchase your ticket at the event website!

www.pagodafest.com
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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 00:08:33 »
 Just signed up for the navigator and myself. See you all in October '19!

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 16:14:17 »
I signed up!

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 03:13:54 »
Happy Thanksgiving from the folks at PagodaFest - San Diego 2019!!

One update we have - the reservations for the reserved block of rooms at the Grand Pacific Palisades are open and ready (two have already been taken). If you run into any difficulties at all, just let me/us know.

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 16:05:00 »
I signed up yesterday. Also got Hotel reservations. All done, going to be awesome.
See you all Oct.209.
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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 20:24:24 »
To clarify a point about the hotel reservations using the PagodaFest reserved rooms.

We reserved a block of ten rooms, each requiring a three-night minimum, and and advance non-refundable payment. We did this to guarantee the room rate, and to get the resort fee waived. While not cancellable, if there is an issue, the reservations can be sold to someone else, and they can take over the room.

If need be we can assist.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 16:56:10 »
Jonny how much are the rooms?

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 17:32:41 »
All the details are on the PagodaFest website - www.pagodafest.com, then to event venues tab

Single king $169, double $189 + tax, but no resort fee.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 18:12:16 »
I called the hotel for reservations yesterday.  They were knowledgeable, knew who we we're, and provided the group rate.  A good experience.

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 20:09:33 »
                                    HAPPY HOLIDAYS from PagodaFest San Diego 2019

Don’t be a Grinch. Have you bought your PagodaPasses yet?  So far 66 people have bought theirs and will be making the trip to San Diego.  They are coming from all around the globe - Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden, England, France, and the US. Is your country represented?

Remember we have a limited PagodaPasses availiable and we are expecting a sell out. This would make a great Christmas gift! Have Santa bring a PagodaPass down the chimney for you and/or your loved ones!

This is a new direction for Pagoda gatherings in the US, and you need to be a part of it. A dynamic mix of technical topics and driving through the beautiful environs of San Diego, America’s Finest City! and San Diego county. The two-day event (and half-day informal meet and greet) take place from Thursday evening, October 3rd, through the awards dinner on Saturday October 5th.

For those wavering about the hotel, five of the negotiated rate rooms are left - better check your lists quickly! (negotiated rate - $169 single/$189 double - resort fee waived). Current pricing is $175/$200 plus a $20/night resort fee. Remember that this is controlled by the hotel and demand for rooms in October 2019, so prices will vary.

All the information you and Santa need is at our website:
www.PagodaFest.com
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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 22:16:20 »
Hotel Update!
From PagodaFest - San Diego 2019


We wanted to let you all know that the PagodaFest contracted rooms at the event hotel, Grand Pacific Palisades have all been reserved!

There are non-contract rooms available at Grand Pacific Palisades and they can be reserved by using the hotel website as noted on PagodaFest.com. Current pricing is $175/$200 plus a $20/night resort fee. Remember this is controlled by the hotel and demand for rooms in October 2019, so prices will vary.

There are other hotels in the area, with suggestions on PagodaFest.com.

www.PagodaFest.com
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 20:23:04 »
We are pleased to announce German Auto Tops (GAT) as a new sponsor for PagodaFest.

germanautotops.com


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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2019, 19:16:58 »
We are pleased to announce two new sponsors to PagodaFest. 

If you would like to become a sponsor to support PagodaFest and the sl113.org community please visit pagodafest.com for details.

Bud Benz
https://www.budsbenz.com/

Vintage Euro Parts
https://vintageeuroparts.com/




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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2019, 18:55:58 »
Hola,Pagodistas!

If you are cheap like me and not up for spending $200 a night for a nice room that you will only be sleeping in, there is a decent Courtyard Marriott that's just a six-minute drive from the event hotel. I just booked a room at the senior rate (a first … I turn the minimum "senior" age for Marriott hotels, 62, a few weeks before the event!) for $137 a night, including a hot breakfast ($132 without the breakfast). With the savings, I figure I can buy a lot of margaritas!

The standard rate for you youngsters is $155 a night, or $149 if you are a Marriott Bonvoy member.

Here's the link: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sancs-courtyard-san-diego-carlsbad/

Safe travels!

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2019, 21:14:13 »
Brian,

Did you check out the AirB&B's around the event locations? You can save some more and have a lot more Margaritas :) I always try to find a B&B with safe parking so I can sleep at night ~grin~

Great Link, thanks for sharing.

Best, hope to see you again on the West coast if nothing drastic happens to prevent me from going. If I do go it will be in my DD (unless I can get the work done before that departure date out west along Route 66). There be an open passenger seat to share. Whatever car I take it will be a joy :)

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2019, 11:12:12 »
Hi Dieter! I haven't checked out the B&B situation yet, but I will. The Marriott reservations can be cancelled without charge up to 3 days before the event.  Parking isn't an issue for me as I will be attending sans-Pagoda, unfortunately!

Are you driving all the way from Canada? By yourself?  How long do you anticipate it will take you going on the old Route 66?  If you have an open co-pilot seat, I may want to join you ... assuming I can work out the timing.


Cheers,
Brian

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2019, 22:20:50 »
Just as a reminder!

The PagodaFest committee has been sending email updates via the PagodaFest website.  If you have visited the website and signed up for the newsletter or have bought a ticket and you have not been receiving these emails please check your spam folder.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at pagodafest@gmail.com

Much thanks  :)

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2019, 22:43:28 »
Hi Brian,

Just saw your post, I will post a PM to you in the next few days.

Cheers,

Dieter
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2019, 19:17:12 »
More sponsors for PagodaFest San Diego 2019.  More to follow  :D


Motoring Investments
https://motoringinvestments.com/

Heritage Upholstery
https://www.heritagetrim.com/


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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2019, 19:33:09 »
PagodaFest is pleased to announce the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center (Irvine) as a new sponsor :)



https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/classic-service-parts/mercedes-benz-classic-world-wide/

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2019, 23:03:55 »
It's been an extremely busy week here in San Diego. It's just a tad over 6 months until PagodaFest and there is just a few tickets left.  Once sold out we will be opening up our waiting list.

Get your tickets at

www.pagodafest.com


We also would like to thank our sponsors for their continuing support to make PagodaFest the best event ever.  :D

At this time I would like to announce our new sponsors that are contributing to PagodaFest San Diego 2019.

https://classic-mercedes-parts.com/en/

https://www.190slparts.com/

http://www.maderaconcepts.com/

https://www.griotsgarage.com/


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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2019, 23:06:09 »
Let's not forget Mequiar's .  Only four pics per post  ;)

https://www.meguiars.com/

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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 03:23:20 »
PagodaFest Ticket Update

PagodaFest has just sold out PagodaPass Couples tickets. 👍

Currently there is one (1) remaining singles ticket left.

We are now opening up the waiting list. First come first served. 

Please email us at pagodafest@gmail.com to add your name to the list.  Please state if you would like a singles(that last single ticket will go quick) or couples ticket.

You will be notified as soon as a tickets become available.

Watch this thread for further updates👍

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 18:44:52 »
PagodaFest Ticket Update

Currently there is one (1) remaining singles ticket left.


Jon,

PM send to you, please let me have a PayPal invoice to pay for this last single ticket.

Thank you,

Dieter
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2019, 21:03:57 »
PagodaFest has another sponsor  :D

Please welcome Torque Classic Cars.

https://torqueclassiccars.com/

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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2019, 06:07:57 »
I had to wait a bit ... then my name came up on the waiting list. Finally got my ticket ... thanks Jon and Mike, see you in October.

Brian, not 100% certain if I will drive or fly, i’m looking at both options. Booked my accommodations near the event hotel. If I drive it will be the SL53 AMG that get’s the call. If I fly I shall fly into Palm Springs or LA and rent a car. I have the Classic Center on my list as a must see item.

Let’s stay in touch,

Dieter

 
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2019, 15:10:43 »
PagodaFest Merchandise Now Available

We are very pleased to announce that we have contracted with Embroidery Design Group to provide an exciting assortment of PagodaFest - San Diego labeled items. This is the same company we have used for recent PUB events.

They offer a wide range of different types and styles of apparel. You select the item and they will add the PagodaFest embroidery/logo. All items will be shipped to us for distribution at the PagodaFest event.

The merchandise store will open on June 1, 2019 and is available at www.companycasuals.com/pagodafest The pricing will include the item, embroidery and shipping.

We will close the store on August 30, 2019 to allow for processing and shipping to us here in San Diego.  Once the store is closed you will be unable to purchase an item with the PagodaFest logo.  It's sure to be a collectible item.

Please visit https://www.pagodafest.com/merchandise for more details.

The images below are examples of just some of the items you can purchase.

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2019, 02:20:16 »
Dear PagodaFest Committee Members

I have a question ... will there be an attendance list? So that we may know who of our friends will be there?

Thanks,

Dieter
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2019, 18:45:40 »
Dear PagodaFest Committee Members

I have a question ... will there be an attendance list? So that we may know who of our friends will be there?

Thanks,

Dieter

That is a good idea. I would like to know who is there too.
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2019, 19:00:48 »
We will be sending out the PagodaFest attendee list later today.  :)  The list will be emailed to ticket holders only. 

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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2019, 21:53:54 »
Dear PagodaFest Committee Members

Thank you for that and thank you for your hard work to organize this. I know too well it takes a lot of time to organize something like this having done so last year to take 7 Members from Nice to Bordeaux after the 2018 Euro tour to visit The Paul Brauq Ateliers.

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« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2019, 11:18:19 »
We will be sending out the PagodaFest attendee list later today.  :)  The list will be emailed to ticket holders only.

Did this go out as scheduled?  I don't seem to have received a copy.  I also checked my spam folder and didn't locate. 

If sent out as scheduled, please resend.

Thanks
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« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2019, 14:05:24 »
Yes. The list went out as scheduled. However, after reviewing our email logs 2 people are consistently are not getting our pagodafest eblasts.  They are getting bounced backed. It seems your email provider does not like them.  >:(

You (neelyrc) and Wallace Wheeler have the problem emails accounts. I do see both of you did not use traditional email isp's (yahoo,  gmail, outlook,  etc) when you bought your tickets.   BTW,  did you even get your tickets by email?

The only way to fix this quickly is to use a different email account. Both you and Wallace need to email us at pagodafest@gmail.com with a new email account and we will change it in our system at our end.

It is important to do this ASAP (today  ;) )as we are sending out Pagodafest updates this week.

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« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2019, 14:53:43 »
Thanks for the quick reply.  I sent an email with an alternate address a few minutes ago. I confirm that I did in fact receive my tickets at the Italian email address last November.
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« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2019, 15:33:44 »
Thanks for the quick reply.  I sent an email with an alternate address a few minutes ago. I confirm that I did in fact receive my tickets at the Italian email address last November.


I just checked our pagodafest@gmail.com account and I didn't see an email from you.  Can you please send again? Thx

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« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2019, 15:56:34 »

I just checked our pagodafest@gmail.com account and I didn't see an email from you.  Can you please send again? Thx

Message resent.
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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2019, 18:30:48 »
Important notice - Please Read:
PagodaFest - event hotel has been changed!

Renovation work at Grand Pacific Palisades (GPP) has been delayed enough that it likely will interfere with or negatively influence PagodaFest attendees’ experience during their hotel stay.

As a result we are pleased to announce that the PagodaFest event hotel has changed to the brand new Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa located just east and north of the GPP and the Flower Fields:

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa
5420 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad CA
760-827-2400
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanbs-sheraton-carlsbad-resort-and-spa/

If you are still looking for a place to stay, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa would be an excellent option to consider as it is now our official event hotel. You would need to book directly with the hotel or using your preferred travel resource. Unfortunately the block of rooms at our special negotiated rate is fully subscribed, so reservations made at this point would be at the current market rates plus any applicable resort fees, parking and taxes.  However don’t delay as room inventory at the Sheraton is limited and rates are subject to change.

If you believe that you hold a booked reservation at the GPP but did not receive an email with special instructions on how to transfer your reservation, please contact PagodaFest immediately.

Please visit PagodaFest.com for more information regarding the event hotel update.
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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2019, 13:49:48 »
Important notice - Reminder:
PagodaFest - event hotel has been changed!


Please take special note of the following text.

If you believe that you hold a booked reservation at the GPP but did not receive an email with special instructions on how to transfer your reservation, please contact PagodaFest immediately.

Please visit PagodaFest.com for more information regarding the event hotel update.

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« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2019, 16:38:41 »
Important notice - Final Reminder:
PagodaFest - event hotel has been changed!


Please take special note of the following text.

If you believe that you hold a booked reservation at the GPP but did not receive an email with special instructions on how to transfer your reservation, please contact PagodaFest immediately.

Call the special in-house Sheraton Carlsbad reservation line +1 760 827 4179 before midnight 21 Jun 2019 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Please visit PagodaFest.com for more information regarding the event hotel update.

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Re: PagodaFest - up and running!
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2019, 21:28:23 »
ON FACEBOOK TODAY 1/2 PRICE .... If you have not booked yet, see attached.

Dieter

Update;

For a Single Room ....

I phoned the hotel directly and was quoted $169 + 18- Parking + 18.70 Tax = $205.70 US/ night for check-in Oct 3 & Checkout Oct. 6.

Phoning the 50% off number below I was quoted 1,065.54 (looks like no 50% off to me).
« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 00:06:05 by Rolf-Dieter »
Dieter

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