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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2019, 17:34:06 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2019, 18:46:59 »
I'm sure we could find a ride for you. Maybe me.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2019, 02:20:39 »
Thanks, Dan. If that's the way it shakes out, I would be honored!

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2019, 02:40:27 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2019, 16:25:09 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2019, 04:47:13 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2019, 05:46:23 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2019, 03:12:01 »
I am planning on attending. Likely driving a Honda. I will try to caravan with Iconic and Baronyoungman.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2019, 04:54:47 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2019, 17:09:40 »
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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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2019, 17:01:15 »
I talked to the Starlight Casino in Sarnia yesterday and it looks like that is where we will be going to dinner on Saturday night. They have a patio which is covered and it's right on the St. Clair River so we will be able to watch lake freighters and Ocean going ships as the move up and down the river. Food looked great with a nice casual atmosphere.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2019, 03:20:28 »
Can't wait!

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2019, 11:09:23 »
Looking forward to it.
Maybe win some money?
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2019, 19:42:58 »
Walk in the door, turn left, and roll the bones as much as you like.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2019, 20:57:42 »
I've been waiting to comment, hoping that my back and hamstring/Knee tendons will reach a point where I can sit in a car for more than 30 minutes.  As many of you know, Last fall i had both knees replaced, and have run into some collateral issues with my back and leg muscles, as dragging my left knee around for 30 years (and perhaps too much wine) caused some issues with my gait.  So insert new knee and my other leg didn't like it.  Learning to walk again the right way.  Physical Therapy twice a week and deep tissue massages weekly have got me almost fixed, but not sure if I can handle 10 hours in the car yet.  Driving high on Oxycontin might get me in trouble with the RCMP.

So I may be a late registrant.  Lets hope my Russian Therapist can work some magic soon.

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2019, 22:59:58 »
Can you fly in? There are local regional airports and Detroit is about a 2 hour drive from my place. Sarnia has an airport but I'm not sure if international flights go there or not. It's only a half hour from my place.

Get well and see what happens.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2019, 01:33:36 »
I realize many of us have committed to the weekend so my questions is, is there an registration that needs to be completed and are there monies that need to be paid for dinners etc? I have 2 different hotels booked, one in London Friday night and the other in Wallaceburg for Saturday so let us know what else is required please.   
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2019, 06:27:56 »
There is a 15 dollar charge for Saturday at my place when you register with your car. This will give you water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snack trays all day long. We have all that and portable wash rooms to cover as expenses. There is a wash room in the old school house that will be using. My intentions for the weekend is for it to be very casual so wear jeans, shorts or whatever you like. There are lots of large trees on the property so you will be able to sit in the shade or sun if you like. The main property covers about 5 acres so there's lots of room to park. I also have a water hydrant at my courtyard if you need anything like that. 

 Your meal will be paid for when you leave the casino Saturday night. You will be on your own for Sunday morning breakfast but we can meet at the Black Goose in downtown Wallaceburg if you like. The town's population is about 11,000 so it's not too hard to find things there.
RM restoration is no charge to us ( I have friends in high places ) and you will be ordering off of the menu at the Bayside Brewery in Erieau. They can seat about 30 people on their patio and about the same amount in an inside room if it rains. There is also extra room further inside should there be any overflow.

I decided quite a while ago that it would be easier to not have a dedicated sit down meal and that ordering what you want from their menu might be better value. They also have some pretty decent craft beers, or so I'm told.   
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2019, 14:33:39 »
Dan, I'm assuming we are bringing our own lawn chairs, blankets or whatever else one likes to sit on or under, although I am not anticipating much sitting.  Looking forward to the get together.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2019, 16:24:03 »
Bring your own chairs and BYOB. I have a fair number of chairs in the school but not so many around the shop.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2019, 03:09:37 »
I have a hotel near wallaceburg for both Friday and saturday night, yet I would like to join the clan for dinner in London Friday night. Is London far from Wallaceburg or should I move my Friday night stay to london?
also I am not familiar with the size of London, is there a particular area that ai should look for a hotel in?

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2019, 04:48:22 »
London is about an hour and a half drive from Wallceburg so you might want to consider a room in London for Friday. London is a fairly large city of maybe 250,000 so there are lots of places to stay. You might want to try finding a place on Wellington St. which will take you to the down town core area. There are also some places right down town London that you could look for. Peter, Hugh or Dieter can help you out on that more than I can as they all live there.

I was told that there's still some rooms available at the Wallaceburg motel so anyone looking for a nearby place should contact them. My farm is about 9 miles from town.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2019, 11:43:11 »
Hi John,

As Dan pointed out you should stay in London on Friday night if you wish to attend the Friday Night  dinner. If you are driving your Pagoda my recommendation would be to stay at a B&B I prefer it for myself since in most cases it has secure parking and I find I sleep better :)

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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2019, 17:40:33 »
Thanks Dieter. But what side of London should I try and stay in to be close to the dinner?  Looks like London is pretty big.
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Re: Meeting of the Clans II
« Reply #74 on: July 26, 2019, 21:24:37 »
I would say the south side which is close to highway 401. Dieter may have a better idea for you but that's probably going to be fairly handy. I believe the convention center which is right down town is also a good choice.
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