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Euro Event 2020
« on: September 23, 2019, 12:20:58 »

Pagoda Euro Event 2020

Hello all ,

It has been a while since we posted anything, but since other initiatives bounced for whatever reasons, we decided it's high time we would take charge again. And because its 10 years ago since we had the first Euro Event its even a sort of   anniversary. 
So we formed an international team again with some familiar faces (for those who were with us on former events)

Since we are late and only have one year, we will inform you asap.
I cannot reveal to much at this point, in regards to where and when, but keep the last weekend of September 2020 free.

The list to sign up is open, but we will be back with more info as soon as possible.

The 2020 Euro Event team

Peter , Paul , Johannes , Rick
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 12:46:03 »
Dear Rick, Paul, Peter and Johannes - Dream Team,


Wow, great news ....! :D :D


Please allow me to say - Aslam (Kampala) and I (114015) are in !

Looking very much forward to the news coming up here !

Best,

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 13:15:26 »
I was chatting about "this" to a new owner yesterday
He bought a 250 on Saturday and already loves it and fancies a European roadtrip  ;D
Assuming I can get a visa for Europe at that point, I'm in.
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 13:41:12 »
Count me in (+ one)!!!

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 13:43:53 »
Great news, will be in Uk at that time, count Kate and I in


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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 14:45:48 »
Thanks for the heads up Rick, looking forward to attend again. Please count me in.

Rolf-Dieter Solga (less my  Blue Tornado) :-)

Rented car (Pagoda has to stay in Canada), I would be looking for a free passenger seat if one is available, it goes without saying that I would share petrol costs during any tours. Or even from home base of a Pagoda owner to the event and back). I’ve done this now twice, one time during a Mosel Tour and a second time last year during the 2018 France Event.

I’m leaving on September 26 for PagodaFest along America’s Mother Route 66 in my DD... can’t wait to see everyone.

Cheers,

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 14:49:36 »
Hi Rick and Friends

My  Ivory wheel keep turning, s please add us to the list of attendees

look forward to your great organisation , once again

Thanks

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 15:47:44 »
As if I need to say it - but I will - Sign us up
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 15:48:57 »
Hi Rick,
Please sign us up

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 16:06:02 »
Count me in Rick. Peter March and I talked about this just today.  Flora and I plan to be there!

I plan to be in northern Italy from early May next year and depending on event location I may be able to supply some support on the ground leading up to the event.

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 16:15:55 »
Fine initiative, and, well experienced Organisers :)
 Great indeed. We are in

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2019, 16:26:34 »
As if I need to say it - but I will - Sign us up

Of course! Count me in too.

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2019, 16:33:34 »
Rain or shine, count us in.
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2019, 16:42:45 »
Hi Rick,
You always done a grate job so please count me in.

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 16:43:09 »
Count us in   please   :)

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2019, 16:46:27 »
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2019, 16:57:02 »
Thanks Rick and the A team,
Been waiting for this announcement along with many others i,m sure,
Count us in, Ray & Jill

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2019, 17:05:59 »
Thanks for Stepping up!!!!!!

Please count me and Kathy in.

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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2019, 17:25:15 »
please count me in ,

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2019, 22:08:39 »
Yes please - add me to the list.

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2019, 02:38:09 »
Rick,

Thanks for taking the lead on European event again.  A must-attend event!  Please add me to the list.

Best,

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2019, 08:33:05 »
We'd like to be on the list.
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2019, 09:30:56 »
Hi Rick, We like to attent as well.  thanks.

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2019, 14:27:18 »
Rick,

Please add me to the list. I'm taking bids on who wants to ride shotgun this time.

 ;D

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2019, 15:09:07 »
Wow-This is fantastic news and thanks for taking the baton again guys :)

Please can you put Jai and myself on the list to attend.

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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2019, 15:35:15 »
Please add us to the list..

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2019, 15:41:57 »
Fantastic news...can't wait...count us in too!

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2019, 16:33:18 »
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2019, 16:42:51 »
Oh dear, I'm not on the site for a couple of days... and it looks like this initiative is filling up quickly!

Karin and I will be there!

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2019, 17:04:35 »
Rick,

Please add me to the list. I'm taking bids on who wants to ride shotgun this time.

 ;D

Brian


If not too late I like to share the passenger seat with you. It goes without saying i’ll Share the petrol  ost with you!

I  can meet you in your home town or anywhere in Holland the. make the round trip with you.
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2019, 17:11:21 »
Sounds very interesting. Thanx for the great initiative!

If it is not too far from Copenhagen/Denmark, then I am definitely in. :-)

Cheers,

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2019, 17:29:50 »
That's great.
Carmen and Wolfgang from Hamburg are definitely there. 





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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2019, 17:32:25 »


If not too late I like to share the passenger seat with you. It goes without saying i’ll Share the petrol cost with you!

I  can meet you in your home town or anywhere in Holland the. make the round trip with you.

Dieter, sorry, but that sentence was somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I have tried to get my wife to go with me the past three European events, but because we have kids and no family support here, it has always been impossible. But I always have my "backups" who want to go with me ... my dear friend Tim from the states, who went to Goodwood with me in 2015, and my sister Cathy, who went to Italy with me in 2016. Last year, my wife Rene was planning to go to France, but we couldn't swing it, nor could Tim or Cathy.  If I should reach that stage again, I'll certainly let you know. But don't count on it. :)
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2019, 17:36:26 »
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If it is not too far from Copenhagen/Denmark, then I am definitely in.

Na, Christian...,
It won't. Not too far definitely. ;)
A mere 1'300 kms, not more.
You can do that in 13 - 15 hrs, depending how fast you're going.
Two tank stops, that's it. If you drive carefully, one tank-stop.
Your Pagoda can stand that - for sure.
So, you should be doing so too. ;)


Cheers,
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(never did more than 1'200 kms per day before with the Pagoda)
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2019, 17:43:49 »
My Pagoda is ready to go ...
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2019, 18:14:53 »
Brian, Jonny, Martijn, Aslam

So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D

Was superb last year !

Looking very much forward to...

Achim
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2019, 18:22:57 »
Brian, Jonny, Martijn, Aslam

So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D



Sure, Achim. But how do you know we are heading SOUTH this time? Do you have some inside intelligence?  8)

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2019, 18:47:44 »
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But how do you know we are heading SOUTH this time?

Na, Brian..., I dunno yet.
I was just hoping so!

We are not going North,
aren't we?????


Brrrrrrr. :o ???
Hopefully not!

Best & cheers,
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2019, 18:59:17 »
Hi guys,

easy to handle this time! Especially for Achim!

Rick and Paul will surprise as always!

Two Mafia Cars from Italy in.

I dont know if we pass the border! :)

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2019, 19:05:50 »
Achim, why not north, you have a ski rag don’t you? :) the alps are always nice and the Pagoda / Pagode can handle it fine ~Grin~

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« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2019, 19:11:09 »
Hi, put me down please
Patrick Bowe , plus my wife of course !!
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« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2019, 19:13:05 »
Hi, put me down please
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2019, 19:20:13 »
Brian, Jonny, Martijn, Aslam

So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D ---
Achim


Sounds Great - Yes, planning on it.   

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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2019, 19:31:56 »
Hi everybody, I have 230 SL  , DB670, ( cream ) right hand drive,  I have owned it for 23 years
Did the European tour with Mercedes club here in England this year ( 2200 miles )

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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2019, 19:49:54 »
I’m in Dulwich...
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« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2019, 19:59:16 »
Of course you can count us in Rick. If any help needed let me know.
Best John & Lia

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2019, 21:04:03 »
So, Gentlemen,
Are we going to do the trip down to the Event together again?
 :D ;) ;D

Achim, even JJD and Karin and I might join in in the trip down in 2020.  Would be a great fun convoy, perhaps sort of getting together in the Eiffel somewhere where the Brits can catch up with us if they can..... and yes, the direction is SOUTH from where we are...
But I can't tell you yet where to stop...

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2019, 04:07:30 »
Please add us to the list too.

Simon & Renata

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2019, 06:30:54 »
Count me in too!
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2019, 07:40:09 »

Update :

Wow what a response , and we thought that the Euro Event wasn't alive anymore.
Thanks for the great enthusiasm, the more reason for us to proceed and try to make it a great event again .

But there are some rules , we need to share with you all.
We received many entries via this topic and PM , meaning we are already filled up.

First off all ; … We have set the maximum number of attendees at 30 teams ( 60 persons )
Why ?  Well, the hotel in the area we want to go must be able to accommodate us. 
And because more is not that easy to handle, for instance on winding roads and lunch stops.
More teams ( people ) will serve no one and will not make it a better Event. 

Thats why ; Open for full members only , and first com first serve ..
But long time and loyal attendees have priority, as do members who come with a Pagoda, instead of vistors.
We do want it to be a Pagoda Event and not a rental car-drive ( rentals only in case of accidents, many of us know why  :) )

Besides that we are not professional car-holiday organizers, this is a volunteer initiative with no
commercial intentions of any kind. 

Thats why we have decided to open a reserve list … We know from experience that the closer we get to the date of the event we always invited teams from the reserve list , so please keep on signing in.

The members who signed up will get a PM with an invitation, and a request to pay the deposit, as we did previous years. The payment of this deposit is the only way to guarantee your place !


We will get back with more info as soon as possible.

greetings

The 2020 Euro Event team



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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2019, 07:59:14 »
Na, Christian...,
It won't. Not too far definitely. ;)
A mere 1'300 kms, not more.
You can do that in 13 - 15 hrs, depending how fast you're going.
Two tank stops, that's it. If you drive carefully, one tank-stop.
Your Pagoda can stand that - for sure.
So, you should be doing so too. ;)


Cheers,
Achim


(never did more than 1'200 kms per day before with the Pagoda)

Wel Achim i don't know what kind of Hybrid Pagoda you drive but mine certainly needs more than 2 tank stops on 1300 km  :)

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« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2019, 09:53:00 »
Hi Rick,

Great news! (Even though we are a little late...)
Please sign us up on the reserve list.

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« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2019, 10:10:07 »
Quote
Wel Achim i don't know what kind of Hybrid Pagoda you drive but mine certainly needs more than 2 tank stops on 1300 km  :)

Dear Rick,
Well, in contrast to me and the other 230 folks with only a 65 liters gas tank,
yours has got 82 litres filling volume.
Given your carefull and considerate touring, a consumption of about 11 litres/100 km this makes 77 litres per 700 kms.
Two fills will carry you at least 1300 (- 1400 kms)  ;) ;D  ;D
Not so with us 230 folks...; we need to fill up more often. ??? ::)

Looking very happily very much forward to further news on the Event.

Best,
Achim

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2019, 14:26:13 »
Given your carefull and considerate touring,

Achim, you ARE talking about the same Rick I know?  ;D ;D ;D
He typically drives like me. During rallies, I use ~13.5 liters/100 km. On the trip down to France (more leisurely) I still used ~12.5 liters/100km, max 8km/liter.

By the way, I've never ever been able to fill up more than 68.5 liters. Either I'm scared to go empty, or my fuel gage is non-linear, or I have a (big) dent in my tank...

Peter
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« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2019, 15:16:19 »
Hi Peter
The shallow tank you get not much more pure; but have about 6 liters available when the lamp is lit up.

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« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2019, 22:04:41 »
We'd also like to join please, Nick Swan and myself (UK based)

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« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2019, 10:31:33 »
Great news,

Rick will announce the Event this weekend!

It will be funny again! Dress Code the last evening! 8)
Not a problem for Achim i guess! Hans eather!

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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2019, 11:53:54 »
Pagoda Euro Event 2020

Dear Members and wannabe attendees ,

We are pleased to announce that we have a destination ; 

Bavaria in the south of Germany

Peter already gave us a taste but we think we have found, and confirmed, the place for our event.
Bavaria is right up our alley, and it tics all the boxes. 
If we think Bavaria we say…. beer, folklore, tradition, leather hoses etc etc .

When do we go  : Arrival the 25th, and departure the 28th of september 2020
So a bit different then earlier events, we arrive on Friday and leave on Monday.

We will contact the signed up attendees with a personal mail, which wil give you the details
and where to pay your deposit . 

We are very happy with what we accomplished on such a very short notice, and hope you all will enjoy it as you did on previous events. For the comming year we will have the task of finding nice stops and landmarks to vist . We might even have a tour in which we pass the German Austrian border , so winding roads and great driving is included. But we will not forget the special

And off course thanks to our loyal attendees for their great and enthusiastic response .

We will try to expand our Event with a few more places but at the moment we have no guarantee for that, so we do have to stay at 30 teams for now . So signing up is still a good idea if you want to join .

More info will follow …


Greetings from
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« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2019, 13:04:39 »
I can feel some side trips to Stuttgart coming on. Or a BadenBaden stop.
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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2019, 13:21:12 »
Lovely Area, & lots of places to visit,  great choice, I think we will stay for a couple of weeks !

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« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2019, 13:47:19 »
Hi Rick,

Nice choice the Team has made, I know it will be outstanding and most of all many moment for “Gemütlichkeit”

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« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2019, 13:58:07 »
Excellent!

Let's see ... Bavaria in late September, driving German cars, drinking German beer (separately, of course!) ...

Octoberfest! Coincidence? I think not.

The dates for Oktoberfest 2020: Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, October 4th.

I'd better get my right arm in shape for some serious stein-lifting so I can keep up with Jon.
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« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2019, 17:03:43 »
Octoberfest ist Wunderbar!!!!
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« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2019, 17:53:06 »
Hi, being a full member, i was so far unable to attend any of the previous gatherings, but this time please count me in, if still possible.
Best regards from northern Germany
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« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2019, 20:27:10 »
Great news!

I would like to reserve a slot if still possible!

Cheers,

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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2019, 05:56:57 »
Yes off course it is still possible tot sign in. We are trying tot expand our event but unsure for now.


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« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2019, 08:00:24 »
Hi,
Hanne and me would like to join you.
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« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2019, 14:32:31 »
My son Ies and I would like to be on the list.

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« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2019, 14:43:02 »
Hello Rick and all,

I thought that Euro Event 2020 will not be announced before the end of Pagodafest.
What a big mistake.
Will it be possible to be on the reserve list (Laurette and me) ?

Jean michel (jmbour)
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« Reply #70 on: October 10, 2019, 21:45:05 »
Please add my name along with my wife to the waitlist
If we get on the list I’d ship my pagoda over for the event
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« Reply #71 on: October 25, 2019, 03:28:31 »
My wife Blair and I are very interested!
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #72 on: December 17, 2019, 08:42:09 »
Dear Euro Event attendees ,

Yes it has been a bit quiet lately , but we are happy to inform you all that we are on track.
Deposits are all in and our accommodation is booked solid.

I was a bit stressed for time last couple of months but i will send a confirmation to everyone who payed the deposit.
Please be patient …i will get back to you with a personal message , if … you have given me you email address that is.
So again send us you normal Email address. We don't want to overstress our Pagoda site when sending bigger files or programs over to the attendees.

Further more a few places opened up , so i will reach out to the members on the reserve list.

Wishing everyone : Happy holidays , and hope seeing you all in good health at our 5th Euro Event in 2020.

On behalf of the 2020 Euro Event team,

Peter , Johannes , Paul and Rick 
 
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« Reply #73 on: December 17, 2019, 14:01:04 »
Dear Euro Event attendees ,

Yes it has been a bit quiet lately , but we are happy to inform you all that we are on track.
Deposits are all in and our accommodation is booked solid.


On behalf of the 2020 Euro Event team,

Peter , Johannes , Paul and Rick 
 

Hi Rick,

I was one of the first to apply, however, I never received notice to pay the deposit for One (1) attendee for the 2020 Euro Event.

see here ----> https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=29735.0

Please check and let me know.

Thanks, Dieter

PS. I check my e-mail daily and never saw a request to pay the deposit
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« Reply #74 on: December 17, 2019, 14:46:05 »
Thank you Gents once again and have a happy christmas
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2019, 20:49:21 »
Hello Rick,
just like Rolf-Dieter I never got a request to make a down payment!  :(
Can you check please?
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Re: Euro Event 2020
« Reply #76 on: December 23, 2019, 00:00:07 »
I had originally hoped to have a Pagoda for this event but due to circumstances it has not turned out that way.


I am thus looking for a passenger seat if anyone has a spare otherwise i feel i need to withdraw to allow someone with a Pagoda to attend as some others have had to do.


Any spare seats?


Garry
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« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2019, 00:21:23 »
I too have to withdraw since I had planned to either secure a passenger seat in a Pagoda or catch a ride in a rented car and share the cost.
I understand that preference is given to Members that attend with a Pagoda. I fully understand this. I cannot at this point ship my Pagoda to Europe (perhaps later in years to come) ). I did enjoy last year's Event in France very much (Garry and I shared Andrew’s Pagoda).

Anyway, I learned last week that the Event is fully booked, (and I was not selected) I wish everyone much fun at the 2020 Event.

Happy Holidays to all and your Families.

Dieter



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« Reply #78 on: December 23, 2019, 00:30:11 »
Garry,
I have actually started to make arrangements to ship my 230SL because Rick had informed me that they only wanted Pagodas at the event.
Since we shared a Pagoda at the Merano event you might have had a seat again.  :)
Now it appears that a new reason popped, that is, to give new members a chance to attend.
I guess we have done our bit keeping the group going and can now be discarded.  ;)
Fine, I'll just save my efforts and money for something else.
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« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2020, 07:45:52 »
Dear members ,

It is off course very disappointing to hear that we cannot please everyone .
Especially when all we wanted to do is organize an Event when nobody wanted to , or made promises and then backed out.

Again we don't want to exclude any one from this event ! 
But we are not a professional travel agency , we do this because we enjoyed former events.
We gain nothing with this , as a matter affect we loose ! ( time , effort and money )

And yes we are restricted to a maximum number of attendees … why ?  Because the Hotel can only handle so many people in the area we want to visit .
We want nice stopover and lunch stop's So we need nice pitoresk places who can handle 60 or 70 people.
We want winding roads and nice places to visit .. Doing this with 30 a 35 cars is a challenge , and needs to be safe.
This is why we have to restrict the number of attendees .

Last couple of years we have gathered a group of enthusiastic attendees who always sign up immediately . And this is great but also leaves no room for new attendees that are willing to drive 1000 and more km with their pagoda to join up .
This is why we stated that members coming with a Pagoda have priority at first ! By no means that former loyal attendees are excluded.

We apologize that we did not communicate as much as we wanted last couple of months , and that it has lead to misunderstandings .
We will continue with the event , and pick up communication where left off in November .


Thank you ,

On behalve of the 2020 Pagoda Event team .
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« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2020, 07:54:44 »
Alfred,


Have they resolved this and you are included?  I thought you were shipping your car. I see Rolf Dieter has moved to the Polish event. If necessary I could do the same as I have already financially committed to the flights and extra accommodation before and after in Europe for a month.

Thanks to a generous offer from Achim, i will be in a Pagoda with Kate.


Garry
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« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2020, 00:09:00 »
Garry,
check your email.
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« Reply #82 on: January 22, 2020, 16:32:53 »
Rick,

What you and the organizing committee have done in the past is amazing.  To put those bringing a Pagoda at the top of the list only makes sense.  This is the Pagoda Group, not the AMG 63 Group.

I am aware that in the past, some entered without their Pagoda because there was room.  If this year's hotel venue has limited openings and the organizers must restrict entry, it only makes sense to start by restricting attendance to those driving a Pagoda.

My experience from organizing large Pagoda events mirrors your thoughts - you can't please everyone.  Sadly, some can't be pleased regardless of how hard you try.  You might consider a slight "oversell" knowing that some are initially enthusiastic and fade once it becomes time to ship their car, etc.  I know this is difficult if everyone shows, but something to consider.

Maybe you can repost those that cleared the final list.  Hoping I see my name!

Best,

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« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2020, 18:24:21 »
I feel that I am somehow being pointed out here since I own a SL 63 AMG ... I therefore like to clarify the following.

1) I always loved the Mercedes, my dad owned one until it was taken from him in 1944 for the war effort. I was 7 at the time and remember the day as if it was yesterday.

2) I first saw a Pagoda in Montreal Canada in 1965 (I immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1957). I knew the Manager at the Montreal Que. dealership since I visited that dealership quite often to admire the cars. When I saw the Pagoda I fell in love with the car. The Manager let me take one for a test drive along the Trans Canada highway. Since I could not afford the price it had to be put on the back burner until such time that I could afford it. That time was 2013 when I found a suitable 280SL from a multi millionaire here in London, Ontario Canada.

3) I became a Full Member here in 2013.

4) since 2013 I attended the following Pagoda SL Group Events ..

A) The Ontario AUTOBAHN Event east of TORONTO (my Pagoda got 1st price - judged by a judge in training)
B) The Virginia 50 Year Pagoda Event (my Pagoda got 2nd price Peoples choice).   
C) Two Pagoda SL Group Events in Blacklick Ohio (with my Pagoda)
D) The Virginia Pagoda SL Group Event (with my Pagoda)
E) The Mosel Tour Event in Germany (as a passenger in a Pagoda from Heinrich B. Member of Pagoetreff.de)
F) A German Car Show in New York State (with my Pagoda - it was the only Pagoda on the field)
G) The 2018 French Euro Event (Garry Marks and I drove Andrew T. pagoda that he so kindly offered us)
H) PagodaFest in San Diego (I used my SL 63 AMG - Driving along Route 66, I did not want to expose my Pagoda to this 9,749 KM round trip).
I)  Yearly Car Shows here in London Ontario (with my Pagoda - only a 15 minute drive for me, events are every Thursday in the Summer).

I enjoyed each and every event and must say the Pagoda Events are getting better every year!

5) I only used my SL 63 AMG once (when I combined the trip along Route 66 to PagodaFest H above),

6) when I put my name down for the 2020 Euro Event my plan and hope was to be able to secure a passenger seat somehow. I then noticed from Rick’s post that I was not selected since I did not receive a request for down payment and according to Rick’s Post the 2020 Event is fully booked. I communicated with Rick via e-mail(s) and let him know that I fully understand that the Event Team prefers Pagoda cars after all this is  a Pagoda SL Group Event.

7) I do plan to attend the Polish Event (I have been planning this for several years - also from my East German education I still speak some Russian since it was at that time my second language). My Polish Event trip is dependant upon finding a passenger seat - two of our Members are looking into that possibility for me. If I am unsuccessful to find a passenger seat, then I just will attend local events this year.

8) I have no plans to join a SL 63 AMG Group for, I found the Pagoda SL Group Even and consider it one of the best car groups I’ve come across.

9) perhaps in a few years I will ship my Pagoda to Germany and take an extended vacation around a timeframe when a Europe Pagoda Event is planned.

Sorry for the long write-up, however, I do have friends here in the forum and just wanted to clarify and to avoid any misunderstandings.

Dieter
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« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2020, 19:40:30 »
Hi as a new owner of a pagoda 280Sl, and new member of the user group, i would love to attend the 2020 event with my car!
Please put us on the waiting list, you never know somebody cancels.

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« Reply #85 on: February 26, 2020, 22:51:45 »
Please add me to list
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« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2020, 13:49:02 »
Hello All ,

I have been sending out confirmations about the deposit with the request to check the info you have given us.
If you payed us the deposit , but did not received the confirmation please email me and i will check.
But again email me with a PM , and i Will send it to your private Email address, as we requested.

We do this not to overload the Pagoda site with big files / programs. ( 5 message limit )

Like you we are also following the current situation about the Corona Virus with great concern.
We checked the region we intent to visit in September and it is reasonably safe , for now.

In this regard we would please ask you to wait with the final payment until the end of May.
Some of you already did this and normally the event is a go …. but you never know and we don't want to take any risks should the
the situation get out of hand.

We will keep you informed …

The 2020 Euro Event Team

 

 
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