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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #100 on: September 28, 2021, 07:42:01 »
We did miss you... but it was a wise decision. It took us over 4 hours to get over the Fernpass to Germany.

Yikes. That cannot have been fun.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #101 on: September 28, 2021, 19:47:16 »
Had an early start this morning to get bus and three trains back to London

Just about to leave and realised I didn’t have my wallet. Searched everywhere and still no wallet. I figured I could quickly retrace my steps on the way to the bus stop.

I went for a drink with a friend last night and fortunately we sat outside and it seems my wallet spent the night drinking…

Found on the floor under the bench I sat on!
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #102 on: September 28, 2021, 20:05:58 »
James……
That wallet is just confused.  ???

After accompanying its owner for drinks in at least three countries over the last week, it was just looking for a little peace and quite!
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2021, 14:47:08 »
Just a few more pictures
« Last Edit: September 29, 2021, 14:52:20 by Peter van Es »
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #104 on: September 29, 2021, 14:47:40 »
And cheers from us !
« Last Edit: September 29, 2021, 14:52:52 by Peter van Es »
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #105 on: September 29, 2021, 17:21:10 »
Special thanks to Rick, Peter M. and everyone else who contributed to making this year's Euro Tour another success.

Great drives, beautiful scenery, delicious food and drink, and terrific fellowship. It's just too bad we can't do these trips more often, but maybe missing out last year made it all that more special.

Was happy to see a couple of other daughters went along for the rides this year, along with my Hailey. She had a great time, as did I.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #106 on: September 30, 2021, 22:06:18 »
For those of you who couldn't make the Euro trip of 2021, here's a video of Saturday's drive up into the Alps from the dash of my 230 SL, condensed in time lapse to 6 minutes. The last minute or two are from our departure from the hotel on Sunday as we headed back north into Germany.

Enjoy ... and try not to get dizzy watching my high-speed Pagoda!  ;)

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=0872aafc6c94c8a4&id=872AAFC6C94C8A4%2119595&authkey=%21AkRSbDI4gwpeUP0
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #107 on: September 30, 2021, 23:34:36 »

Thanks a lot Brian!

What a fun this was together with you Guys and Gals...! :) ;)

Really enjoyed it much.

See you all soon again.

Best,
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #108 on: September 30, 2021, 23:41:00 »
Hello Brian,

Please, is there a way to let the video run slowly - in realtime so to say?
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #109 on: October 01, 2021, 08:12:03 »
Achim, no. It's a time lapse. Real time would be about 8 hours long.  ;)
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #110 on: October 01, 2021, 08:22:40 »
Thanks Brian,

We are very sorry to have missed all the fun, .

Hope for better times in the future

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #111 on: October 02, 2021, 06:17:10 »
Thank you all for sharing photos and videos  :).
I can feel the spirits and look forward to experiencing it again some day with this wonderful group.
(Even though we couldn't participate this time I've been following every post of this thread with great interest.)
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #112 on: October 02, 2021, 08:29:26 »
Hi,
Thanks a lot Brian, great idea and memory.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #113 on: October 02, 2021, 14:50:26 »
Thanks Brian for this nice video.
I suppose you have a "dash cam".
If you download the file (be sure that you have enough memory on your device, because it is 1020 MB), you may edit it with a video editor, cut the parts you are interested in, and "expand"them to get  them at the real speed. It will give a perfect and complete view of the saturday trip.
I have been busy this week with my own video, and will post it soon.
Thanks again to the organizing teams, and to all the particpants, it was a wonderful event !
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #114 on: October 03, 2021, 13:08:26 »
This Euro Event was Fantastic.  Very glad I made the journey. 

The team did an incredible job of organizing the fabulous resort, routes, food, sites, Tirolian regalia, shirts and even goody bags. 

Peter March, Johannes and Rick Bond — your efforts, and the local team that supported you, created a spectacular event. And you did it during a very trying time of Covid.  Unbelievable and so appreciated. 

The event was a bright spot in a dismal year

I shot some random footage during our tours and somehow never captured Peter M. who was ever-present and even after hurting his knee, made sure he was leading the way, taking care of our comfort.  My apologies. 

The link is to Google photos - turn up the volume and set to full screen - it’s about 4 minutes.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8BmFnAbz9rfD7Uss8

Thanks for all the effort !!!




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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #115 on: October 03, 2021, 16:54:29 »
I agree with Aslam : many thanks again to Rick, Johannes, and Peter.
Here is my contribution for a good souvenir of this event.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vrxka2i8hctwkc/Euro%20Event%202021.mp4?dl=0

(It is about 15 minutes, and 2,78 Go, I hope the link will work).

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #116 on: October 03, 2021, 17:02:51 »
Brian,

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Love that you are getting the next generation involved.

As an officer of the club, I am concerned as to the excessive speed reached while I was watching the video.  I thought the Euro VDO speedometers maxed out at 220 kph.  Looks like over 700 to me.

Much thanks to Peter , Rick , and Johannes for all the planning that went into this event.  And for ordering the perfect weather.

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« Reply #117 on: October 03, 2021, 17:42:59 »
This was another wonderful European Event. It was great to see old friends and meet new friends as well. Like others have said before, this group is about the people.

Of course we enjoy our cars to the fullest, but to enjoy our cars with like-minded people during such an event is hard describe.

Rick and Peter and their team did a fantastic job! Thank you so much. Even the weather was great.

I've shot a few photos. Enjoy.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWPNwfz

Thanks for organising this fantastic event!
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #118 on: October 03, 2021, 18:07:07 »
Martijn,

Great Pictures.  Hope Jon puts the one of you and he laughing in the next Pagoda World.

Good Job.  Thanks.

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #119 on: October 03, 2021, 20:17:03 »
Great photos Martijn, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #120 on: October 04, 2021, 08:18:06 »
Here is my contribution for a good souvenir of this event.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vrxka2i8hctwkc/Euro%20Event%202021.mp4?dl=0

Well done Jean Michel!
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #121 on: October 04, 2021, 15:14:17 »
We seem to have a few great film producers amongst our group.

Dolly and I have just spent the afternoon watching the videos and pictures and feeling very jealous.

Thanks all for posting the pictures

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #122 on: October 04, 2021, 17:17:23 »
ThankYou All! for the wonderful pictures and videos the video and pictures
are all great and give one almost the feeling of having been there!!!

Thank you all again,

Dieter
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #123 on: October 05, 2021, 09:12:52 »
Thank you ,

all for attending and your positive and really hartwarming reactions during and after our 2021 Euro Event.
 
And what a event it turned out to be again. First of all the weather which was all we hoped for, clear blue skies every day throughout the Event.
We think everyone liked the Hotel, the surroundings , the tours , the lunches and general atmosphere among the attendees.

What really surprised me after organizing a few events is the general state of our cars. I saw no major problems besides a headlamp or a misaligned gearlever ( Brian  :) ).
Especially since most of us had to drive sometimes more then a 1000 km to get to the event and another 1000 to get back home. Makes you respect our cars even more.

Before we sign off we are working on the last details, but i would like to give special thanks to my friend Peter March  for all  his work and the fun he brings working with him.
Also his friend Tom who stepped up at the last moment to assist us , and helped out when Peter busted his knee.
From the 4 Events i was a part of we did 2 Events together and really thank you Peter we couldn't have don it without you.

Financially I'm working on the last details and payments and will give you the balance next week on how we ended up. 

There will be no European Event next year, so we can all visit Chicago in '22 , then there is a 60 year anniversary in '23 , but I'm sure in '24 there Will be a next Pagoda Euro Event.   
like to thank you all for attending and the warm response afterwards, it made it all worth it.

On behalf off the 2021 Pagoda Euro Event team,

Greetings and hope to see you all again soon.
 

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #124 on: October 05, 2021, 09:50:45 »
Rick, thanks again for all the work you guys put into this event. It showed. Beyond the organizational perfection, the camraderie and passion of this group is remarkable. Which is a big reason why we always look forward to the next event.

For the record, the "misaligned gear lever" was definitely not a mechanical issue. Purely a major operator error!   ;)

On to Chicago!

Brian
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