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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #100 on: August 17, 2019, 13:13:09 »
I get confused about where to post.  I just posted our arrival plans and probable realities on Dieter's last thread.  We are still planning to attend everything.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2019, 15:41:13 »
Garry, looking forward to see you again and catch up. Your accommodations for yourself and Kate are all set up for Thursday and Friday night (also for Wdnesday night should you be near London). Just let me know your ETA.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #102 on: August 21, 2019, 16:20:08 »
Dan,

I'm going to drive my Pagoda up there.  The hell with my Physical Therapist.

Not going to London.  Will caravan with Joe and Alex on Friday.  Staying in Wallaceburg Days Inn.

Sent you email.

See you then.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2019, 16:46:59 »
Tom, We are looking forward to seeing you. As you mentioned we will not wait for you (assembly area for the drive to the car show), we will save a spot for you to park.

come out directly to this address ---> at Steve Plunkett’s Estate 9282 Elviage Drive, London, Ontario, Canada, N6K 4N5

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2019, 17:01:58 »
UPDATE for my Post Reply #94 on Page 4
for those of you attending the car show Thurstay Evening 5:30 to 8pm

I just spoke to Steve Plunkett and Steve will open his Cadilac Garage Collection tomorrow night after the car show. Steve has a new arrival (one of his cars restored I believe) and he is showing it to someone. He invited us as well to attend.

I have seen his collection twice now and enjoyed it every time I know you will aswell.

See you there,
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Dieter

PS. For the benefit of everyone I will attach a link to the section we will see "Cadilac" (at 24:00 to see the Cadilac collection). I am attaching the link below. If you like to see the entire video and all of Steve's collection scroll to the beginning of the video.

---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQw-gP6U8sU
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #105 on: August 21, 2019, 17:14:18 »
Steve is a good guy and very generous with his time. I met him several years ago when he was designing his grand salon and I've remained very casually acquainted with him. His collection is really impressive.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #106 on: August 22, 2019, 01:16:31 »
Hello everyone,
Hugh and Dieter and Dan have helped finalize our Program Guide for the Meeting of the Clans. It's attached here as a PDF file for all to see. I'm sure its not so lavish as what the PagodaFest folks have planned, but I think we're going to have a good time here this weekend. The weather forecast looks quite promising!
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #107 on: August 22, 2019, 04:53:20 »
I also plan on attending with 2 of my closest friends from Cleveland.  Leaving Friday a.m. for the 4 to 5 hour drive  Art from Santa Rosa, Ca.  left Cleveland 42 years ago still many friends and cousins in Ohio
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #108 on: August 22, 2019, 13:05:24 »
Hello everyone,
Hugh and Dieter and Dan have helped finalize our Program Guide for the Meeting of the Clans. It's attached here as a PDF file for all to see. I'm sure its not so lavish as what the PagodaFest folks have planned, but I think we're going to have a good time here this weekend. The weather forecast looks quite promising!
Looks like a fantastic well planned event!! Wish I could be there.  Looking forward to pictures after the weekend.

Safe driving!
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #109 on: August 23, 2019, 03:25:57 »
Opening of the Meeting of the Clans was Thursday afternoon (August 22). We met at a nearby coffee shop and followed a short but pleasant route to the Plunkett Estate for the regular "Cruize Night" event that is organized by a local service club. The photo here shows Garry's car, then Dieter's and Hugh's, with Dan's "Red Rocket" at the end of the line. As the Sun set and the beautiful blue sky turned to twilight, the host of the estate, Steve Plunkett, invited a handful of enthusiasts in to view the best of his collection. Mostly he specializes in Cadillacs, but tonight's feature was a unique 1956X Buick Century. Tom and Christian drove all the way from Quebec City and arrived in time to see Steve's collection, too. Afterward, we retired to a coffee shop and chatted for a while.

More to come tomorrow.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #110 on: August 23, 2019, 04:57:40 »
Regret to say I cannot make it after all. Looks like you're going to have perfect weather.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #111 on: August 25, 2019, 11:50:47 »
Saturday was a glorious day in southwestern Ontario. About 15 Pagodas and a dozen other Mercedes showed up at Dan's workshop for the Gathering of the Clans II. After a busy afternoon of admiring each other's projects, we drove up to a restaurant in Sarnia, which is on the Canadian side, right at the southern tip of Lake Huron, for dinner. I made a video of the convoy turning the corner on to the St Clair River Parkway, which you can see here...
http://peter.jedicke.ca/D230SL/2019-08-24MeetingoftheClansvideo1.mp4

After that, many returned to Dan's workshop for a little more conversation. The photo shows some of the folks as the evening was winding down. Most of the Pagodas were outside in the dark. That's our 230SL with the hood off, and a couple of 190SLs behind.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #112 on: August 25, 2019, 22:59:32 »
It's rare to have such a run of great weather in southwestern Ontario, but Sunday was just as lovely as the previous days of the Gathering of the Clans II. We met for a special private tour through the workshops of RM Restorations near Chatham. Needless to say, there were some impressive vehicles under restoration -- three Ferraris, a Lamborghini, a Bugatti, something from 1915, and even a 1970s Camaro. RM also has a large warehouse where cars wait -- to be sold, to be purchase, to be shipped, whatever. Quite a variety of neat vehicles there, too.

A group photo was taken, which is attached here. We arranged the visiting Pagodas in a line for another photo, also attached. As everyone peeled out, I made a video, which you can watch by clicking here...
http://peter.jedicke.ca/D230SL/2019-08-25MeetingoftheClansvideo2.mp4
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #113 on: August 26, 2019, 08:59:57 »
Looks like you guys had fun! Well done!
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #114 on: August 26, 2019, 11:29:35 »
The lineup...
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #115 on: August 26, 2019, 16:50:23 »
Dinner at the London Club
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« Reply #116 on: August 26, 2019, 16:53:15 »
lunch in the old school house (sorry for the bad pic)
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« Reply #117 on: August 26, 2019, 16:55:59 »
Mike M changing into his bat clothes to save the day!
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #118 on: August 26, 2019, 18:48:25 »
***BIFF***POW****BAM!!!!

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« Reply #119 on: August 26, 2019, 19:40:53 »
A huge thanks to Dan and Shelley, Peter, Dieter and Hugh for organising this fabulous weekend. I counted 15 Pagodas under the oak tree Saturday afternoon, as well as various other Mercedes.

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« Reply #120 on: August 26, 2019, 20:40:13 »
And I found your fold up chair. There is one chair left - a brown one. Do you remember who was sitting near you?

I also found the lens out of a pair of eye glasses in case anyone lost one.

We are very happy with the turn out and how everything fell into place. Perfect weather didn't hurt us either.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #121 on: August 26, 2019, 21:50:17 »
The most amazing cars (in my opinion) at RM Restorations were the Alfa Romeo BAT cars. Built as show cars, one was built in each of '53, '54 and '55. They were enormously influential in car design and had some of the lowest drag coefficients of any care built.

All have the same owner. The guy from RM estimated their collective worth as $25-35 million USD. A truly awesome sight!




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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2019, 22:37:36 »
Hi Dan,

Believe it or not, the chair and lenses are both mine; a testament to my forgetfulness. You can dispose of the lenses---I'm about to get new glasses anyhow---and keep the chair for next time you need to relax.

I'd like to add my thanks to you and Shelley for hosting a wonderful weekend. Thanks also to whoever placed the request for great weather. It was real nice seeing everyone.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #123 on: August 27, 2019, 20:11:15 »
Just got home. 3700km of trouble free driving thanks to Joe Alexander and his fine tuning. Picture below.
Another big thanks goes to Dan and Shelley for a wonderful weekend.
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« Reply #124 on: August 28, 2019, 01:03:24 »
I would like to thank all the attendees for a great weekend with a special thank-you to Dan and Shelley, Peter and Diane and Hugh and Dorli. Great organization and a very relaxing time. Cheers.
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