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Meeting of the Clans II
« on: April 24, 2019, 21:14:55 »
                                     












    Thurs. Aug 22nd: "Country Cruizin" at Steve Plukett's - 5:30pm - Gather at Tim Horton's 925-975 Southdale Rd. London to drive in together to http://www.countrycruizin.com/

    Friday Aug 23rd "London Club dinner" - 5:30pm Vintage Mercedes cars gather in lot in front of club. 6:30pm Sit down dinner - Reservations held by PayPal payment of $83.33 CDN by
    July 31st.  https://www.londonclub.com/

                                   A MEETING OF THE CLANS II, AUGUST 24 & 25 2019

                                            FEATURED CLAN:  113 PAGODA GROUP

                                              HOSTS:  DAN & SHELLEY CARON
                                         471 FRENCH LINE PORT LAMBTON, ON CANADA
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                                     1-877-661-6061, 1-519-677-5939, 1-519-677-4063
                                         benzbarn@kent.net or luvmycatss@gmail.com

    The Clans include:       Mercedes-Benz Club of America (all chapters)
                     Mercedes-Benz Club of Canada
                     190 SL Group
                     Friends & Family
                     All car enthusiast
                                       
                                      Plans being made for Saturday's events:

                              -Registration at the school house cost $15.00
                              -Lunch and snacks will be provided  all afternoon, along with coffee, tea and cold drinks.
                              -Shop talk, discussion on the various cars being worked on, history of SL Barn.
                              -Friendly car show, afternoon of socializing.
                              -Car cruise along The St Clair Parkway (Lambton County) north and on to a casual dinner near Sarnia Bay
                                   - visit twin bridges that span the St.Clair River between Sarnia ON and Port Huron,MI.
                              -Returning to SL Barn for an evening of entertainment with friends and a good old fashion bonfire.

                                     Plans being made for Sunday's events:

                          
                              - please find breakfast on your own but be ready to leave Wallaceburg area by 9:45 AM
                                   - meet at RM Restorations for 10:00 AM
                                   - private tour of RM Restorations near Chatham Ont.   RM Sotheby's is now the largest specialty auto auction house in the world. Don't miss this
                                      rare opportunity to see some really great cars. 
                                   - Visit Campbell Built Restorations. A high end body shop specializing in English wheel work and hand welded body seams. A state of the art
                                     spray booth completes this concourse level paint work.

                                   - Late lunch at Bay Side Brewery, Erieau Ontario on Rondeau Bay. ( order from menu )

                                   


                                     Nearby accommodations to follow along with the names of restaurants we will be attending.
                                     Your earliest response to attend would be appreciated so we can make the appropriate arrangements. 
                                     
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 22:09:07 by Benz Dr. »
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 23:56:11 »
Dan,

I will attend with my Pagoda 280 SL 1969 from London, Ontario Canada.

Dieter
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 01:26:46 »
Dan.
I and my nephew, Christian Beaudoin, will attend in my 1966 230SL from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 03:43:08 »
Dan,

I will be there most likely alone with my next gen 280SL.

Jack
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 13:34:46 »
I will be there with my wife Kate and my RHD 230sl on its way around North America.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 15:33:10 »
I will be there with my green English convertible. Hopefully my 280 will at least be off the rotisserie by then.

John
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 17:21:24 »
Dan,
Thank you so much for having this event!!!
I am planning on attending, hopefully with my wife, Bonnie (and our '70 280 SL).
Mark
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 17:31:28 »
No Pagoda unless we trailer it (maybe) but my family will be there. Thanks, Bob
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 17:42:19 »
No Pagoda unless we trailer it (maybe) but my family will be there. Thanks, Bob
Happy to hear that ! If we can help you get your Pagoda there, just tell us. Maybe we caravan together?
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 18:34:34 »
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. Thanks for your support.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 20:33:17 »
I also plan to be there Dan.  Looking forward to it.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 21:14:31 »
Allan George from Columbus, Ohio will be attending the Meeting of theClansII.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 21:29:26 »
For those coming from the East, such as Toronto, Montreal, or the Niagara region, Hugh plans on having a nice meal at the London Club on Friday night for Pagoda owners. Other cars would also be welcomed and I think he may have a place lined up for accommodations as well. I will ask him to post his info in this thread so anyone who might be interested can find out more about this event. Hugh has taken over for Dieter and we would certainly hope that fellow owners support his worthy efforts on Friday evening, August 23rd.

I believe I will be attending Hugh's event so if anyone coming from the West wants to follow along with me we can leave from my place mid afternoon that day. I will be returning home that evening and you can either stay in London that night with other fellow pagoda owners or return to my area and stay overnight closer to my place and Saturday's events.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 01:09:23 »
What city is the London Clib in?
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 01:12:49 »
Hugh has taken over for Dieter and we would certainly hope that fellow owners support his worthy efforts on Friday evening, August 23rd.

Hi Dan,

You may have gotten the date wrong. I was thinking of the Thursday August 22, 2019 to meet at the Steve Plunket Estate. Meeting at a designated spot like a Tim Hortons near by would be great then together drive into Steve’s Golf course were he has open house for cars from around the London area. As you know every Thursday during the Summer Steve opens his Golf course to cars for a Oldtimer car show ... I’ve seen as many as 300 cars there. I’ve been going to those shows for the past 3 years since I live only 15 minutes from the golf Couse.

The entry fee is up to the individual I normally I pay 3 to 5 dollars, all is for charity.

Steve has his main event is in June I will include the link here to give individuals an idea of the location ....

——> http://fleetwoodcountrycruizein.com/

My thinking here was drivers coming from the east, of London Ontario can attend the Thursday night car show at Steve Plunket’s Golf course. Let there wives do some shopping (should they not be interested in cars), then treat there wife’s f=to a nice dinner. Friday sleep in follow by a nice breakfast or brunch at the hotel (Hugh would organize that part unless the indevidusls like to do so themselves). It be noon by then and time for a drive around old London Town .... followed by a drive out to Dan’s Benz Barn for Dan’s planned activities. It sure would be great to cruse onto Steve’s Golf Course with several Pagodas (Corvettes, Cadillac's and several other Oldtimer model cars do it all the time.

I know Hugh will open a thread providing details.

Dieter

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 01:17:31 »
John,

It is downtown London

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 04:33:10 »
Thanks Dieter. Lookiong forward to seeing you there and your amg63!

John
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II - Proposed London Club dinner event
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 04:48:28 »
As a member I looked into the London Club  ( www.londonclub.com ) hosting a dinner event for Clan 2 "east" on Fri Aug 23rd at 5:45pm. It would include baby gem romaine salad, Miso glazed salmon or beef tenderloin au poivre cognac cream sauce, Caramel crunch cheesecake. Plus coffee & tea . All service charges, gratuity & taxes $83.33 Canadian each person.

Based on Dieter's idea I could look into doing the dinner after Steve Plunket's Thurs Aug 22nd event that would push the dinner later & might reduce preferred parking options. Or we could do both Thurs car show and the dinner Friday?

Once we get consensus on the best date for the dinner, we would get payment say by July 1st to confirm your spot.

FAQ; Dress is smart casual . Guests can run their own bar tabs and pay by credit card. We could get some cones out to reserve spots for our cars at the front of the club's smaller lot.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 05:55:45 »
Let’s talk about Distance ...

Garry will be traveling thousands of KM first across the Pacific then all the way from the US West Coast to Ontario.

Tom will be traveling all the way from the province of Quebec some almost 11 hours and over 1,000 KM to attend.

John will be traveling all the way from Ottawa, Ontario some 7 hours & 30 minutes and 749 KM to attend

Joe will be traveling all the way from Blacklick, OH some 5 hours and 450  KM to attend.

Of course the price will be first of all for us to get together for our site here is first and foremost about people and not only about our cars. I can say this having attended 3 PUB sessions (2013, 2015 and 2017), 1 Anniversary our 50st in Virginia in 2013 and 2 European Events one in 2017 the Mosel Tour and last September the Euro Event in France. The icing on the cake will be once one or two of our cars makes it up on Dan’s lift in the Benz Barn and both Joe and Dan share there combined over 70 years expertise with us like they always do when we get together, thst is just priceless.

I include the maps of the distances I mentioned and issue the following challenge to both American and Canadian Members...

Have a look at the maps do you live within the areas of the maps. ... come and join us it will be fun and educational

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2019, 10:25:12 »
Hi Dan
Thanks for having this get together.
I plan to attend and will be coming alone from Fredericton NewBrunswick.
If possible I could meet some members on route and travel the last few km together as we did in Charleston
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2019, 21:26:22 »
Sounds like a great idea. Maybe you can talk to those who are coming from Montreal and further points West. Good chance there will be others joining before then.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Thanks for your support and making the long trip.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2019, 05:06:58 »
Frank is coming a long way also, all most 16 hour drive at 1645 KM. Frank, Peter (PJ) and myself meet at my house in 2011 and went on to Dan’s Benz Ban we’re we started our trip down to Virginia to attend the 50 year anniversary of the Pagoda. Peter could not come along, he had other commitments. It was a nice drive with some exciting moments (we won’t talk about it here) :)

It will be nice to see you again Frank, drive safely.

Dieter

PS. Note Frank has a vacant passenger seat, look at the map Members in the area perhaps you like to get a lift and help Frank drive. :) Garry Marks and I shared a Pagoda last September / October last year (you may have read Garry’s story in PW issue). It’s always nice to share a drive and the cost now that our Canadian Gas prices have been increased.   
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2019, 14:25:51 »
I'm looking forward to attending - driving from Toronto.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II - Updated info
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2019, 02:40:42 »
                                                                      Activities in London before the Clans II Meeting at SL Barn

As you know Dan Caron and Family will be hosting the Clans II Meeting Saturday, August 24 & Sunday August 25, near Port Lambton at SL Barn. For address and planned activities please see this link here;

——> https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=29010.0

As you can see from the above link and a previous one, several individuals already have expressed interest for attending. We would like to find out how many will actually attend so plans can be finalized.

We came up with some ideas to make it more interesting. London, Ontario is about 1 and 1/2 hour drive from Dan Caron’s SL Barn. You may have seen Rolf-Dieter’s thread about the car show held every Thursday at Steve Plunkett's home near us; if not let me know and I will provide information below. The Clans II event can be just the Saturday and Sunday as planned by Dan Caron, or if you decide you can join for the car show on Thursday afternoon and some sightseeing in London, Ontario on Friday then join for the Friday dinner at the London Club (Details below).

Thursday August 22, 2019

Every Thursday's afternoon during the summer months there is a car show taking place on the Steve Plunkett Golf course estate. About 200 to 300 cars attend of different makes and models (depending on the weather). The show normally starts at 5pm and ends around 8pm. There are reasonably priced hotels / motels and B&B’s available in the London, Ontario area (we will make recommendations later for accommodations). At the car show there are food stands where reasonable snacks can be purchased. Also a well known "Little Beaver" restaurant a few minutes away for a full meal.

Our thinking for adding the car show is it would be great to roll in there all together from different locations in Canada, the US, and even Garry Marks from Australia, (Garry is taking his Pagoda on a "incredible" North America road trip before ending up at the Pagodafest in California). We are confident that all that decide to join for the car show will enjoy the variety of cars that are on display. Showing up with more then 3 Pagodas will be a first to say the least. After a long drive some of you are undertaking, it be nice to arrive around noon, relax a bit after checking into your accommodations, then join us for the car show. We will provide a meeting point at a Tim Horton's coffee shop some 10 minutes from the golf course so that we can all drive together to the car show and all park in the same place. The car show is a charity event so it is up to you what you drop into the box as there is no set entry price.

Friday August 23, 2019

We thought it would be nice to organize a dinner at the London Club.  At 5:30pm I see us meeting at the Club front parking lot where I will try to have spots held for as many of our classic cars as possible. Some chatting, have a drink in the lounge, and then a nice dinner at 6:30pm.  I have listed all the meal, costs, & other details in another thread in this post. My membership mentor, Dieter, said it will be easiest to use PayPal to pay to hold your spot for dinner. Let me know & I'll confirm how it is done.

Anyone wanting suggestions of things to do in London, let us know. Lots to do!

Saturday, August 24, 2019:

Please go to Dan Caron’s link above for details of the Saturday Clans II Activities at SL Barn.

Sunday, August 25, 2019:

Please go to Dan Caron’s link above for details of the Saturday Clans II Activities at SL Barn.

So that we may know how many of you are planning to attend the car show on Thursday then stay overnight in London on Friday for the activities, I’ve outlined above and the dinner. Simply add a post here and tell us if you are interested in attending option A, B, and C, or a combination of the choices.

EVENTS;

A)  Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5pm to approx. 8pm
Car Show at Steve Plunketts Golf Course Estate.

B) Friday, August 23, 2019 activities as outlined above and
Dinner at the London Club.

C) Saturday and Sunday August 24 & 25, 2019
Attend the Clans II activities as outlined in Dan Caron’s thread,
Please refer to the above link for details.

Example:

Rolf-Dieter S. will attend A, B and C he will be driving his 280 SL 1969

Thank you, Hugh R.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2019, 12:59:48 »
Now that I'm pretty sure my car can make the trip:

I plan to attend, with my 68 Pagoda. I'm thinking only option C as I may not be able to make the time for A and B.

Dan, is there something I can do to help out with arrangements?

I prepared the attached file that has all the attendees that have expressed interest on this thread. We could use this for keeping track of who's coming. I have an excel file but not able to upload it, so I'm uploading the pdf.

Meyer
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2019, 13:53:49 »
I am planning for options, AB and C
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2019, 15:31:30 »
I am planning on attending, but not sure what days yet.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2019, 17:12:47 »
Now that I'm pretty sure my car can make the trip:

I plan to attend, with my 68 Pagoda. I'm thinking only option C as I may not be able to make the time for A and B.

Dan, is there something I can do to help out with arrangements?

I prepared the attached file that has all the attendees that have expressed interest on this thread. We could use this for keeping track of who's coming. I have an excel file but not able to upload it, so I'm uploading the pdf.

Meyer
Thanks for making the return trip back to my place and thanks also putting that list together. As we draw closer to our event, I may need some help so I will reach out if I need to. We are quickly reaching the pagoda numbers of 13 years ago which I think were 14 cars. Remember, this is an event open to all MB cars and I also expect some American iron as well.
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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2019, 17:17:54 »
I am planning on attending, but not sure what days yet.

Thanks for your support Joe. For those who may not know, Joe and I go back a long ways to about 1980 when he did the frame and floors on a very rusty 190SL I once owned. I think we finally met in person in 2007 at one of his PUB events.

Looking forward to having you over. Are you bringing Jacob?

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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2019, 04:23:47 »
Hi Dan,

It's always good to see you. It will be my first time at your place. I'm not sure if Jacob can attend, but I'm sure he is up to it! He can help drive now also.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2019, 17:56:07 »
Hi guys,
I'm on board for the Clans weekend and events before and after. I will help in any way I can.
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2019, 04:35:57 »
I would like to make the dinner on Friday night but won’t know for sure until we get closer.

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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2019, 14:22:25 »
I'd love to attend, but all the nearby B&B's and inns are fully booked already.  Dan, can you suggest some hotels?
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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2019, 17:09:43 »
Try Days Inn   Wallaceburg, Ontario.
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2019, 22:55:00 »
Hi everyone,
Dan and his staff have worked over the winter to put our 230SL back together. This week they were able to take the car for a little ride, and they made a video. The video also shows the old school we will be using for the Meeting of the Clans II, in the background, and the property fairly well. (Even though it's a short video, the file is far too large to upload to the sl113.org server.) Watch the video at
http://peter.jedicke.ca/D230SL/D230SL2019-04-29.mp4

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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2019, 06:45:22 »
Looks like it won't be long now !
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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2019, 21:41:16 »
Hi Dan and Hugh,

(Rolf-Dieter). Will attend from London, Ontario he will be attending events A, B and C. Driving his 280SL 1969

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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2019, 23:52:39 »
Dan
Just wondering if there is one Hotel that the majority are staying at.
I checked with the Days Inn in Wallaceburg and they have 4 rooms remaining for the 23rd 24th and 25th
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« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2019, 00:17:33 »
Dan
Just wondering if there is one Hotel that the majority are staying at.
I checked with the Days Inn in Wallaceburg and they have 4 rooms remaining for the 23rd 24th and 25th
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I guess you can never be too early. I'll get on that right away.
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« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2019, 17:10:20 »
For those looking to book a room try:

Days Inn
76 McNaughton Ave.,
Wallaceburg, Ontario
519 627 0781


Days Inn is about 10 miles from my place.
I'm told they have about 14 room available right now. We will be checking out other places nearby to see what they have.
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« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2019, 04:05:44 »
Jack Jones will be attending B & C and will be driving my 1984 280sl. Staying at the Days Inn in Wallaceburg.
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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2019, 05:58:59 »
It will be nice to see you again Jack.

Book your rooms now if you can. I will post other places shortly.
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« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2019, 14:54:03 »
For Thursday and Friday (events A and B), is there a "preferred hotel" in London for Participants?
It looks like my nephew (Christian Beaudoin) and I will be attending all three - A, B and C.  I will confirm later today.
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« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2019, 17:29:20 »
Hi Tom,

If I would be traveling from the east to London for an afternoon meet (like our plan is for the car show), I would be searching for a nice B&B just outside London. I like to stay at B&B’s primarily since it offers secure parking.

I made a search for you at Zeelandia, on check it out  (once the site opens, you find prices at the very end).

https://www.google.ca/travel/hotels/b%26B%20405229%20Beaconsfield%20Road%2C%20Norwich%2C%20ON/entity/CgsIjoXUoufqvJWnARAB/photos?g2lb=4207876%2C4208993%2C4215767%2C4223281%2C4242898%2C4252383%2C4253230%2C4254308%2C4258168%2C4260036%2C4260580%2C4250437%2C4253015&hl=en&gl=ca&un=1&q=b%26B%20405229%20Beaconsfield%20Road%2C%20Norwich%2C%20ON&rp=OAJAAEgB&ictx=1&ved=2ahUKEwibwrX_2oniAhXrkOAKHabrC_4Q3z56BAgVEAA&hrf=KhYKBwjjDxAFGBMSBwjjDxAFGBQYASgA&tcfs=EhoaGAoKMjAxOS0wNS0xORIKMjAxOS0wNS0yMFIA

I would do the same checks just west of London after the dinner on Friday or simply return the short distance East to Zeelandia.

I believe Hugh will be posting some hotels as well in London that would have secure parking.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II - London Parking
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2019, 02:18:39 »
Hi Tom; A short 10 min drive from the London Club and downtown is a nice historic hotel with exterior free parking called the Idlewyld Inn & Spa (ranked #1 hotel in Tripadvisor) link for more details     https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g154995-d5986398-Reviews-Idlewyld_Inn_Spa-London_Ontario.html

Several hotels downtown that are good, but parking is often in attached parking garages that would have an extra charge. If you have any questions, let me know, Hugh
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« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2019, 04:08:15 »
Hi Hugh and Rolf-Dieter,
Thank you for the recommendations for lodging.  I just booked rooms for My nephew and me in London at the Idlewyld Inn for Thursday and Friday and at the Days Inn in Wallaceburg for Saturday and Sunday.
I know we will have plenty of time at the Thursday car show to plan something for Friday before the London Club, but for sure, since my wife doesn't want to go, it won't be shopping. 
I assume meeting places and times will be planned.
It looks like We will be leaving Quebec at about 7:00 am on Thursday to drive to London.  Meet-ups will be possible so long as we don't lose too much time.

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« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2019, 18:13:19 »
I have just added a new stop for Sunday's events. We are now able to take a private tour of RM Restorations near Chatham Ontario. RM Sotheby's is now the largest auto auction house of high end specialty cars in the world and we will be able to see some of the cars in storage or being worked on. RM closed their doors to public tours a few years ago so don't miss this rare opportunity to see their facilities. 
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« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2019, 19:12:14 »
That is fantastic Dan, thank you !!
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« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2019, 23:07:50 »
I agree thanks Dan for going out of your way

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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2019, 02:52:23 »
Fantastic Dan, this will make the trip all that more worthwhile and memorable.
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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2019, 19:34:06 »
Good afternoon. I am thinking about traveling to the Meeting of the Clans from southwest GA. May not have the time to drive. Anyone have an extra seat in case I fly and my girlfriend doesn't come (LOL)?

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« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2019, 20:46:59 »
I'm sure we could find a ride for you. Maybe me.
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« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2019, 04:20:39 »
Thanks, Dan. If that's the way it shakes out, I would be honored!

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« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2019, 04:40:27 »
Hi James

Should you fly into London, Ontario I have a passenger seat open in my 280SL. So I could pick you up for the car show on Thur. aug. 22 and again on Fri. 23 for the dinner then Saturday morning Aug 24 and take you to the Benz Barn including drives on on Saturday and Sunday. Only on Sunday we will end up half way between London and Port Lampton (our itinerary of events 22 to 25 will be issues soon). So on Sunday i shall head back to London Ontario. If your fliegt to go home is from London, i’ll Be happy to take you back to your hotel in London as well.

On the other hand should you travel to Port Lampton and stay in a local hotel, you can still ride with me (except for the Sunday back to Port Lampton or your hotel, since I shall be heading back to London).

As Dan said we can work it out, for it’s not only about cars its’s also and foremost about people :)

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« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2019, 18:25:09 »
I was at the Country Cruse Car Show on Sunday and on the way out I saw Steve Plunkett. I talked to him about our Thursday, August 22, 2019 plan to drop in on the Thursday Country Cruse and what the chances would be for several Pagoda owners to visit his Special Cadillac collection. I told him there be several Members of our Group from Ontario and other Provinces as well as one Member from Australia.

Steve gave me his business card and said “Call me about a week before”

Let’s keep our fingers crossed we might be treated to some extra special cars. I shall follow up with Steve.

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« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2019, 06:47:13 »
Hello Dan,
I plan on attending while visiting my hometown Cleveland ,Ohio.  I told a friend of mine about my plans and he wondered if he can join me for my first visit to the London. Canada area.  All I hear about Ontario is its beauty.  Not upset about Raptors even tough I live near the Warriors.   Santa Rosa, Ca.   As of now i have 2 rooms at the Days Inn you suggested earlier.  Besides the 15.00 at the barn is there any other requirement. 
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« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2019, 07:46:23 »
Hello Dan,
I plan on attending while visiting my hometown Cleveland ,Ohio.  I told a friend of mine about my plans and he wondered if he can join me for my first visit to the London. Canada area.  All I hear about Ontario is its beauty.  Not upset about Raptors even tough I live near the Warriors.   Santa Rosa, Ca.   As of now i have 2 rooms at the Days Inn you suggested earlier.  Besides the 15.00 at the barn is there any other requirement.

Any meals we have during our driving around the area is up to you. I decided to have everyone order from the menu rather than setting up prepared meals. The $15.00 dollar fee is for Saturday afternoon at my place which will provide you with soft drinks, coffee, and relish trays. I'm looking into getting some musicians for Saturday night but that's not a definite yet. I find most people want to turn in early after a days driving and looking at cars so I'll try to have things wrapped up by 9:00 PM Saturday night.

We will need to start fairly early on Sunday morning so that we can be at RM Restoration by 10:00 AM  We can meet at a restaurant in nearby Wallaceburg around 8:00 - 8:30 AM. Drive to RM is about  35 - 40 minutes from there.

Raptors win was nice for them and the city of Toronto. I normally never watch basketball but I did watch most of those games which were interesting. You will find my area of Ontario to be a combination of small towns, a few larger cities, and miles and miles of farm land. My place is a working farm with fields surrounding the shop and other buildings. The drive to Sarnia will be nice as we will be driving along the St. Clair river and through the petrochemical operations just south of the city. The twin bridges at the mouth of the river are quite nice to see and further up is Lake Huron. If we are lucky we might get to see a lake freighter going under the bridge. The river is quite narrow at this point and you can see them from close up so bring your cameras. 

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« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2019, 05:12:01 »
I am planning on attending. Likely driving a Honda. I will try to caravan with Iconic and Baronyoungman.

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« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2019, 06:54:47 »
Thanks for giving us the nod. I will be working a number of things over the next week and should have most of our plans pretty much sorted out. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2019, 19:09:40 »
I am planning on attending. Likely driving a Honda. I will try to caravan with Iconic and Baronyoungman.
Sounds great Frank.
We will work out the details when we get closer.
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