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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2021, 06:21:40 »
Having recently savoured the delights of the Austrian rally - I also would like to attend this event👍

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2021, 08:25:50 »
Looks like something I would be able to attend. September is good for me.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2021, 22:48:38 »
Please count me in!
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2021, 10:42:19 »
Jai and myself should be able to Make this one  :)
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2021, 03:38:15 »
I am interested in attending too :)
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2021, 05:18:15 »
I am also hoping to be there as well.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2021, 20:05:06 »
Thanks for the welcome, neelyrc. I've been away from the forum since mid-September, but will happily post pix and, of course, there is a story of the hunt.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2021, 21:03:31 »
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I am available to come early to help set it up. Just let me know.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2021, 19:57:05 »
I would also attend.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2021, 20:14:49 »
Frank,


How is the planning going the Pagodafest front.  Any dates known at this point.


For those travelling from a long way afar, to get frequent flyer seats bookings often are needed well in advance. In my case Qantas has opened its bookings after it all being shut off for nearly twenty months of lockdown.


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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2021, 21:18:05 »
Hi Garry,

Will you be traveling alone or with Kate? Should you be traveling alone I would br happy to pick you up at the airport and take you back there after the event in case you like to rent a car and spend some more time in the area. Let me know.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2021, 00:55:24 »
Rolf Dieter,


Thanks for the kind offer but Kate is suggesting that after the event we drive the east coast and southern loop back to LA for a month or two. With Covid now in the mix she doesn’t want me there on my own.


I will not be bringing my Pagoda this time as its too late already to arrange without a known date.  Export and import certificates takes 3-4 months, prep of the vehicle will be one or more months and shipping at best will be 3 months.


Thats also the problem with Qantas FF that by Xmas it will be too late to get a seat or two if i dont book soon as they only allocate limited seats to FF and they open nine months before and are soon gone.


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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2021, 06:39:35 »
A formal announcement for PagodaFest 2022 will be coming in January. What I can tell you all is that the dates will be October 7-9, 2022 at the Oak Brook Hyatt just 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2021, 07:25:19 »
Thanks Franks for dates, gives me something to work to at least for airfare bookings which is the critical one.


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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2021, 16:48:37 »
I just corrected the dates in the original 1st post on the topic and my previous recent comment. The correct dates are October 7-9, 2022.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2021, 06:43:59 »
I just corrected the dates in the original 1st post on the topic and my previous recent comment. The correct dates are October 7-9, 2022.

I doubt I would be able to attend unless we have a late fall and who could predict that right now? We start soy bean harvest the first part of October and that always comes first. Maybe next time.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2022, 11:16:07 »
Hello
Can we defiantly confirm that event is defiantly going ahead on these dates still 7th Oct too 9th Oct and mentioned hotel ?
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2022, 13:43:24 »
I will NOT be attending, if you have a list, please take me off-
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2022, 20:51:18 »
Rolf Dieter,
Heard that it is called off for 2022?


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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2022, 20:03:04 »
Hiya Garry


Where did you hear it is not going ahead?

I suppose I should cancel my room then   ::)
« Last Edit: March 20, 2022, 21:56:45 by Drewtee »
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2022, 21:26:23 »
Hi Andy,


Sorry, may have been a bit misleading but was asking it as a question. As there has been absolutely no further comments since the end of last year and given these things take a lot of organisation i am surprised that it is all silent on that front.  Was hoping he might have known.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2022, 21:57:33 »
Gotcha- Yep hopefully we'll hear something pretty soon.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2022, 02:58:05 »
I'm planning on attending PagodaFest this year.  Anxious to gain information on ticket sales.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2022, 16:02:13 »
Folks,

I know everyone is excited to have a Pagodafest later this year, but given the recent uncertainty with the Pandemic, and the additional planning that needs to occur, we have decided to delay the event until the same rough time frame in 2023.  The awesome Venue has been reserved and we are putting a larger team together to bolster the fine advance work that Frank has already done in planning the event.  This will give us time to put together the websites, and attract sponsors.

Given that the Euro '23 event has not materialized that I am aware of, I think we can draw more members from across the pond as well.  Anyone who would like to participate in the planning committee can send me a Private Message.  Much of our discussion can be handled via Zoom.

This should be an affair to remember.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2022, 21:56:45 »
what pandemic?
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