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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2021, 18:41:21 »
I sent my car to Maine for a visit with Gernold to check things over before I ship the car to Europe for the big event.  Good thing I did, as my driveshaft flex disk was shredded, my brake reservoir caps were cracked and a mouse had built a nest in my air intake.  The biggest issue was the flex disk.  This would have surely failed in Europe which would have been a real problem.

I almost did not go through the extra effort to have the car checked.  I hope my "near-miss" spurs others to send their car in for a check-over before the event starts.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in September and thanks again to our organizers (Rick, Peter, and team) for putting on another amazing event.
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« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2021, 21:15:02 »
Looking forward to seeing you. And I’m sure the Austrians are delighted you’re not importing mice
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2021, 07:33:59 »
Here's the definitive website for following the weather in Seefeld:

https://www.bergfex.com/sommer/seefeld-tirol/wetter/

All I can say is, right now I'm glad we're in sunny Portugal!
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2021, 11:02:42 »
Tom, good advice! I took my 230 to my expert mechanic Nico a few weeks ago for a pre-trip checkup. New oil, changed the brake fluid (don't want to mess with faulty brakes on those mountain twisties), and everything checked out fine. Just good to have that peace of mind. Glad you did the same and averted potential disaster.

I'll be bringing my oldest daughter, Hailey, along for this trip. She just graduated from university and is excited to return to Europe and see Austria. Reminded me of when you brought your girls along for these trips several years ago. Looking forward to the ride!

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2021, 16:54:01 »
Brian,

Look forward to seeing you again in Europe. My daughter will also be coming (Mary Catherine) after a few years of absence. Will be fun.

Best,

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« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2021, 12:40:16 »
Dear Attendees,

our EURO PAGODA  EVENT 2021 is just around the corner and we are all excited about it.

Rick an me did our best to organize a nice getting together after this pandemic times.


As you know our goal is SEEFELD IN AUSTRIA from the 23.9-26.9.21

I also want to present you our Hotel there

The Krumers Alpin Seefeld

https://www.krumers-alpin.com/


AT OUR ARRIVAL ON Thursday 23.9.21  WE MEET AT THE HOTEL BAR FOR THE TRADITIONAL OPENING COCKTAIL AT 6 PM.

RICK WILL PROVIDES US WITH ALL THE  REQUIRED STUFF AND INFORMATION. (Road Book, Goodies Bag, Shields,T-Shirts ecc.)

SEE YOU SOON

Rick, Peter










« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 15:01:55 by Suedtiroler »
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2021, 06:37:41 »
Looking forwards to this greatly.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2021, 07:11:50 »
So sad we are going to miss this due to lockdown in Australia.  Its the first we have missed in more than ten years.


Hope you all enjoy and stay safe.


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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2021, 10:12:47 »
Sorry you won't be there Garry. We'll miss you, for sure.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2021, 18:19:06 »
Garry,
Looking forward, we hope this lockdown business will be behind us next year so that you will be able to attend the proposed event in the Chicago area.  You will be missed in Seefeld.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2021, 13:54:52 »
Dear Pagoda Euro Event Attendees ,

Less then 2 weeks before we meet up in Austria / Tirol , we have some last minute program changes.
Peter made a couple of beautiful tours and we have very nice places to visit , avoiding the general busy touristic roads and area it’s is not a easy task , but you will not be disappointed.
But besides touring and driving we also have time to relax and have some fun .  So we have a small contest on the side, a “ Concours d’Elegance “ in the traditional outfits from the region we visit . 
With great prices to be won !
So guys and girls dress up and make an effort so we will have ourselves a great Tyrolean Evening.

Many of us start their travels to Seefeld a few day earlier and we heard there are some of you that meet up already on the way over . Great to see some convoys going south to the mountains.

Furthermore we hope every one has taking care of their car's . Please make sure your brakes and shocks are in good order , since we will be driving in the mountains. .

We will get back to you if there are more things to share .

Stay safe and healthy !

Best regards from us and counting the days .



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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2021, 17:46:38 »
... Please make sure your brakes and shocks are in good order , since we will be driving in the mountains. ...

What about snow tires? ;-)
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2021, 12:31:09 »
Rick,

For those of us who don't normally keep a few pair of lederhosen in our closets, can you explain the comment about "traditional outfits?" What exactly are those? Some guidance on what we should wear, please! Is there a "Lederhosen-R-Us" store in the Netherlands?

Even if there is, you can trust me, nobody wants to see my sun-starved legs (sunglasses may be required)!

 8)

Cheers,
Brian
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2021, 11:15:22 »
Here, mail order in the Netherlands: https://www.feestbazaar.nl/tiroler-kostuum-man-hastik.html

I'm not getting one...
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« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2021, 12:52:07 »
You grabbing a Dirndl from your wardrobe?
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2021, 05:43:19 »
 :) Guys please just admit you all love dressing up  :)

And yes you can all figur out what we mean by traditional clothes . Can't wait .....



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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2021, 09:56:34 »
I have a feeling this is what Rick has in mind re "dressing up." Beware!  ;)

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2021, 13:44:27 »
Brian, beware is the right thought here, those ladies normally have 3 or more of those bear steins in each hand, stay clear of them if you can as you now I’m sure look and don’t Tuch is the rule here :}

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2021, 08:49:23 »
Martijn passed along to me this site where you can buy a "digital vignette," which covers the national road tax and allows your car to pass through any toll booths in Austria. It costs EUR 14.95 for a 10-day pass. Once you pay online, you get the pass via email and your car is registered within minutes.

From the Austrian vignette website:

Vignettes are required for all vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, driving on motorways and expressways across Austria. Upon placing your order, a digital vignette will be linked to your number plate. This means that your number plate has been registered in the Austrian database and, hence, will automatically be recognized by any barrier at any toll booth. This means that one can choose any toll lane at any toll station and the barriers will open automatically. Moreover, another advantage is the fact that during inspections, it can be quickly assessed whether you have purchased a digital vignette or not.

I'm not sure if we'll be passing through any toll booths, but we figure it's better to be prepared than face a fine if stopped by Austria's finest.

This is the vignette website in Dutch: https://vignetoostenrijk.nl

This is the English version: https://vignette-austria.co.uk

Happy Motoring and see you all Thursday!

Brian
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2021, 08:58:23 »
Correction on the cost of the 10-day vignette on my note below:  It is GBP 14.95, or EUR 9.50.

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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2021, 09:06:51 »
Thanks Brian, that’s really handy/good to know.
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2021, 10:42:38 »
Also, just FYI, here is the website with the latest COVID-related rules on entering Austria.  Basically, if you have been fully vaccinated there's no problem.

If you are not vaccinated, you need to show a negative COVID test AND register online for pre-travel clearance if you are not from a designated "safe country." Countries not on the safe list include the USA and the UK. In addition, you have to self-quarantine for at least five days.

Hopefully, we're all vaccinated.

https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations

More details are on the website.

If you are travelling through and overnighting in Germany to or from Austria, you might also want to read that country's COVID rules:

https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev/coronaeinreisev-en.html

If you have been in a high-risk country in the past 10 days before arrival, you need to register online.

Good luck and safe travels,

Brian
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2021, 11:09:35 »
Correction on the cost of the 10-day vignette on my note below:  It is GBP 14.95, or EUR 9.50.
Brian

Hi,
the official price for a 10-day vignette in Austria is 9,50€ (digital or on paper) but can vary from different Internet broker up to 20€.
This is the official web site where you can buy it for 9,50€: https://shop.asfinag.at/en/toll-products/digital-toll-sticker/01-10-tagesvignette-pkw-2021/
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Re: Pagoda Euro Event 2021
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2021, 15:57:59 »
We departed today… through Belgium (eating some Belgian Frites), Germany to Vianden, Luxemburg. Car parked nicely at the hotel parking, locking in a 911 Targa. The village is still suffering from the floods earlier this summer…
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« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2021, 17:48:51 »
Hi,
one remark about buying a digital vignette today or in the next days:

When you try to order one to will be asked if you are a "consumer" or a "company".
If your answer is "consumer" your first possible validity date starts in 18 days, means after our event. If your answer is "company" you can choose the right dates.

Why? See FAQ or ... "consumer rights"
"Why is the digital vignette valid from the 18th day after purchase at the earliest when purchased in the Webshop?
For consumers, the digital vignette or the digital section toll annual card cannot be used immediately after purchase. This also means, however, that you can edit your product before the start of the validity period without having to give any reasons (registration number, validity period).
This restriction does not apply to companies. The reason for this is that, according to the European Consumer Protection Directive, consumers have the right to withdraw from the online purchase of a product or service within 14 days. As this withdrawal is possible by e-mail and by post, a further three days are allowed for cancellation by post until arrival at ASFINAG."

That means if you choose "consumer" you have all rights but no posibilities and if you choose "company" you have no rights but all posibilties.
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