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European Event 2024
« on: October 09, 2023, 19:32:42 »
Dear Friends,

I know PagodaFest Chicago 2023 was a big success and is only just behind us. Many of us also still fondly remember the 60th anniversary in Nuremberg. However, many people remarked that we should not skip our bi-annual European Event.

So we have block-reserved rooms for 30 cars (60 people) in the Parc Hotel Alvisse in Luxembourg. A 4 star hotel with parking, spa facilities and availability of private function rooms for our group.

The dates we have chosen are: arrival Thursday 26th Sep 2024, departure Sunday 29th Sep 2024. The traditional weekend we have been using for the last few years. Now Luxembourg is a little north of the places we visited the last few events, but the weather in that weekend has been very nice: not too hot but still sunny. However, we cannot guarantee no rain.

Luxembourg is very central in Europe, easy to reach from most countries in a 1 or 2 day trip. It offers beautiful roads, sightseeing and possible excursions into the Eiffel or the Alsace area. And, also important: Luxembourg offers the lowest prices in Europe for that exclusive but essential amenity: 98 Super petrol.

The organisers shall plan excursions, routes, and other practicalities. Expect some beautiful roads, views and challenging navigation exercises… Depending on the number of participants we may or may not plan group lunches. Anyway, reserve your place and we will keep you informed.

Note: to reserve your place, you need to pay a € 500 downpayment (expected to be a little less than half the total cost) to Peter van Es, IBAN NL31 INGB 0005391304, BIC: INGBNL2A.
Alternatively, pay that amount to my PayPal account: vanesp@escurio.com but do ensure you cover all costs, so that I receive the full € 500. At the same time send me a mail with your and your co-driver’s details.

You will be able to cancel (and receive a full refund) up until 30th of March 2024. After that date cancellation will only be possible at a cost or if we can use your place for someone else. Note: as always, priority will be given to Full Members of the Group.

Full details will be published in due course.

Peter van Es
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2023, 20:20:21 »
Dear Peter,

Thank you for this 😊
Please check your emails.

My best,
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2023, 20:50:45 »
Thanks Peter,

Deposit paid.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2023, 21:22:28 »
Many thanks Peter.. deposit paid.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2023, 21:37:06 »
Thank you Peter deposit paid but not sure if we replied to the correct email could you please confirm.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2023, 02:45:57 »
Thanks Peter, deposit paid, now to work out the logistics.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2023, 07:48:59 »
Thank you Peter,deposit will be paid by tonight.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2023, 08:33:49 »
Thanks, Peter

Look forward to seeing some familiar faces again

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2023, 09:09:38 »
Well, that went quickly. We have:

  • 18 members (cars) signed up
  • 13 payments in the bank account with a few international transfers on the way

Members signed up:
Kemal, Paul & Dolly, 66andBlue, Martijn / Jonny B, Peter van Es , Jmbour, JamesL, John K, JJD, mazmona, brianinnl, sully, Rick007, Garry, Lees SL, RAY, Merc_girl, edovanderburgt

If you believe you signed up but your membership name is not here, contact me! If you still want to sign up, take action quickly!
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2023, 09:51:42 »
Any members coming from Italy or Switzerland? I would like to partecipate but is quite long journey for me . I could take the ship to GENOVA but from there to Luxembourg is still 860km.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2023, 09:52:57 »
Hopefully Peter March will come loaded with prosciutto, salami, Parmesan and wine. He’s in Merano
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2023, 10:36:54 »
Is it possible also to attend without car ?
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2023, 10:44:50 »
You could get a rental car locally or find a member who needs a co-driver... besides, for the European events in Nice, Meran, Austria quite a few members drove more than 1000 km's there and back... it's a great way to get to know your car!
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2023, 11:18:01 »
Dear Peter,

That's terrific.
Please count Aslam (kampala) and myself (114015) in for the Event.
Downpayment transferred.

Thanks a lot for putting together all the hard work
and organization.

Looking already very much forward ....

Best,
Aslam and Achim
« Last Edit: October 11, 2023, 14:50:31 by 114015 »
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2023, 11:35:49 »
Quote
Hopefully Peter March will come loaded with prosciutto, salami, Parmesan and wine. He’s in Merano

Yes James... We have to make this happen.
I'll let Peter M. know.
 ;D :D

Best,
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2023, 13:34:44 »
Deposit paid looking forward already.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2023, 14:59:16 »
Good evening,

very good news Peter !!!!!!

we are in. One car from South Tyrol Italia..

Ralph Neerly is supposed to join me in my car.

Trunk will be loaded in time!

Peter paid!

Mauro lets figure out! Send me a message.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2023, 15:35:15 »
Payment sent! Looking forward to another great one!  Traveling from Merano with Suedtiroler
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2023, 15:44:01 »
Good evening,

very good news Peter !!!!!!

we are in. One car from South Tyrol Italia..

Ralph Neerly is supposed to join me in my car.

Trunk will be loaded in time!

Peter paid!

Mauro lets figure out! Send me a message.

JamesL likes this post  ;D
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2023, 17:52:21 »
Hi Peter,  payment send. Looking very much forward to seeing you all again.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2023, 19:45:38 »
Status update. We have:

  • 23 cars - 25 members signed up
  • 19 payments arrived with a few international transfers on the way

I still have room for another 6 cars -- after that I'll need to contact the hotel again for extensions... And once the hotel runs out we will build a reserve list.

Members signed up:
Kemal, Paul & Dolly, 66andBlue, Martijn / Jonny B, Peter van Es , Jmbour, JamesL, John K, JJD, mazmona, brianinnl, sully, Rick007, Garry, Lees SL, RAY, Merc_girl, edovanderburgt, 114015 / Kampala, Gnuface, Suedtiroler / neelyrc, Peter, vintagecoupe
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2023, 20:01:20 »
Hi Peter and hope you are well.

Are there any spaces left for the Luxembourg trip please?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards
Mike Knowler
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2023, 20:28:09 »
Yup... see below...
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2023, 07:55:31 »
Status update. We have:

  • 28 cars - 30 members signed up
  • all but 2 payments arrived with a few international transfers on the way

I still have room for another 2 cars -- after that I'll need to contact the hotel again for extensions... And once the hotel runs out we will build a reserve list.

Members signed up:
Kemal, Paul & Dolly, 66andBlue, Martijn / Jonny B, Peter van Es , Jmbour, JamesL, John K, JJD, mazmona, brianinnl, sully, Rick007, Garry, Lees SL, RAY, Merc_girl, edovanderburgt, 114015 / Kampala, Gnuface, Suedtiroler / neelyrc, Peter, vintagecoupe, Lorsar, Mike Knowler, Pablo02, Cubalibre, gwuisman

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2023, 08:28:52 »
Morning All.


Please can you reserve a spot for Jai and Myself if still available !

Just sent the payment details.


Thanks

Andy
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2023, 13:14:47 »
Hello Everyone,

If at all possible, I'm eager to participate!

Many thanks
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2023, 13:17:31 »
This event is now waitlist only!

We are fully set at 32 cars/teams... and I'm already in discussion with the hotel...

Members signed up:
Kemal, Paul & Dolly, 66andBlue, Martijn / Jonny B, Peter van Es , Jmbour, JamesL, John K, JJD, mazmona, brianinnl, sully, Rick007, Garry, Lees SL, RAY, Merc_girl, edovanderburgt, 114015 / Kampala, Gnuface, Suedtiroler / neelyrc, Peter, vintagecoupe, Lorsar, Mike Knowler, Pablo02, Cubalibre, gwuisman, mbzse, Drewtee, tom, sweden mike
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2023, 13:11:59 »
oh, I just wired the payment, should have checked first   8)

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2023, 12:12:09 »
Organising events is thirsty work but Peter and I made good progress yesterday…

A plan is coming together
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2023, 18:10:50 »
And no doubt - it will be a great plan!
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2023, 11:22:06 »
Cheers to you both for putting in the "leg work"

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2023, 16:21:15 »
Hi,

If still possible put me and my wife on the waiting list, thank you.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2023, 13:05:06 »
Hi,can you put me down for 1 car and 1 room. I will let you know if it’s just me or me +1 in due course.

Thank you.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2023, 15:49:21 »
The event is now waitlist only.

Even if there were more rooms, we are at full capacity of what is practical to organise.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2024, 16:05:12 »
Good afternoon all,
For those of you travelling to the event from the UK, will you be departing early Thursday morning or a more leisurely drive on Wednesday with an overnight stop?

Having not driven to that region before I’d appreciate any help or tips you may be willing to give.

Thanks in advance
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2024, 17:47:22 »
I have driven to Luxembourg in rain same day with pagoda but this time we will be stopping half way (not decided yet where) for a night and get going next morning.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2024, 08:53:06 »
Visit Bruges for a stop-over... or, if you are interested in WW I, visit some of the sites in Belgium

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2024, 10:01:47 »
Can recommend a stop here too. About 20 minutes off the A26 near Calais
https://lacoupole-france.com/en/
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2024, 19:50:02 »
Hi everyone
I think Mike was referring more as to where one might stay overnight?

Any recommendations?

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2024, 12:13:51 »
It may be good to look for a hotel just after the French Belgian border crossing, that’s where I live. It takes about 4h15 min from here to Luxembourg.
Everything between Depanne and Brugge would do. If you like specific hotel recommendations let me know what you like. Fancy or something simple. But nice one is notary house in diksmuide. In depanne is there an ibis. And in koksijde and nieuwpoort are there a few. I know notary house has a good safe parking. We could get together and drive together. Happy to give more tips. If you can make some time, get of the Calais train or ferry and drive to cape blanc nez. Beautiful short ocean drive and you’ll see England at nice weather. My favorite destination.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2024, 21:14:01 »
Thanks for your reply Sully, much appreciated.

We’re travelling down in tandem with Katie (Merc Girl) as we’re both from Surrey. Our initial plan is to travel on the Wednesday too with an overnight stop.

I see some others have made some helpful suggestions re route and hotels so we’re going to investigate those

Mike

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2024, 21:44:46 »
Pascal,
Thank you so much for the advice and the links to the hotels. These are very helpful.
I’ll have a chat with Katie as we’ll be travelling in tandem with her.  Would be nice to get a little group of us driving down together.

All the best
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2024, 10:00:00 »
Hi Mike,

Agree, that would be nice to drive together in a little group.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2024, 10:34:31 »
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2024, 10:01:43 »
Hello Peter, Once again we are unfortunatly not available at these dates.

Frédérique and I miss all of you so much!

We strongly hope to be in for next event, means 2025.

Any of you who are around Avignon, with or without "the" car, would be very welcome at our home. We still have some wine, we will find food!

Just let me know. Thanks Peter for relaying this to members.

All my best
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2024, 18:54:23 »
Wonderful message & invite " Wine, with or without food "  :)
Lucy & I often think of you 2 when discussing Pagoda Group Events ...
Really hope to meet again.
Big hug x


Hello Peter, Once again we are unfortunatly not available at these dates.

Frédérique and I miss all of you so much!
We strongly hope to be in for next event, means 2025.

Any of you who are around Avignon, with or without "the" car, would be very welcome at our home. We still have some wine, we will find food!

Just let me know. Thanks Peter for relaying this to members.

All my best
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2024, 17:16:42 »
Hi Peter,

Do you know yet when the second / final payment for the trip will be become due ?

Many thanks.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2024, 19:02:00 »
Time for a little update:
  • we've had a few changes on the list of attendees, people dropped off and people from the reserve list joined
  • only a couple of weeks ago we paid a downpayment to confirm all reserved hotel rooms, and we arranged banqueting rooms, dinners and drinks packages. A downpayment for that was paid too...
  • the total hotel and event cost surpasses the amount all of you prepaid, but not by a lot. Luxembourg is a little more cost effective than our previous events
  • we are now planning the detail of the event during the days, lunches, outings, and incurring some costs for the organisation
  • I think when we finalise all of these details we'll ask for a final payment but I imagine we don't need to ask for that until july, as the final hotel payment will not be due until just before the event
  • we will be communicating with you in a couple of weeks again to ask you some details about your participation for the event... watch your mailbox

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2024, 22:02:18 »
Thank you for the update P & J.  :)

Time for a little update:
  • we've had a few changes on the list of attendees, people dropped off and people from the reserve list joined
  • only a couple of weeks ago we paid a downpayment to confirm all reserved hotel rooms, and we arranged banqueting rooms, dinners and drinks packages. A downpayment for that was paid too...
  • the total hotel and event cost surpasses the amount all of you prepaid, but not by a lot. Luxembourg is a little more cost effective than our previous events
  • we are now planning the detail of the event during the days, lunches, outings, and incurring some costs for the organisation
  • I think when we finalise all of these details we'll ask for a final payment but I imagine we don't need to ask for that until july, as the final hotel payment will not be due until just before the event
  • we will be communicating with you in a couple of weeks again to ask you some details about your participation for the event... watch your mailbox

Peter & James
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2024, 10:48:36 »
Thanks for the update Peter and an even bigger thank you to yourself and James for all the time, effort and hard work that goes in to organising these events.

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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2024, 18:54:45 »
Thanks for the update Peter and an even bigger thank you to yourself and James for all the time, effort and hard work that goes in to organising these events.

I second that! 🥰
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2024, 05:47:35 »
Those signed up for September should have had an email from me yesterday.

Please look out for it as a reply is REQUIRED by email. (Please don’t respond on here)

If you didn’t get the email, please message me and we’ll investigate.

Thanks
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2024, 15:39:42 »
Still waiting for a reply from 9 of those that signed up >:(
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2024, 00:25:42 »
James, if that was the shirt email, I hope you received my reply email. Don’t want to miss out!  Looking forward to the event.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2024, 07:15:43 »
Can you say who you are waiting for.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2024, 08:12:11 »
All have now replied
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2024, 12:06:58 »
Good afternoon all,

Any final updates to the Pagoda European event?
I realise it must be time-consuming and exhausting, however, I just thought I should check in as the anticipation and the excitement is driving me bonkers. 😊

Have a wonderful weekend.
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2024, 15:18:35 »
And we certainly don't want any bonkers Pagoda-ites out there!

(Kemal - Looking forward to seeing you in September)
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2024, 15:36:55 »
Thank you JB,
So looking forward to seeing you too  :)
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Re: European Event 2024
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2024, 09:54:23 »
We are working on the arrangements and we still have a couple of months...

So just remain excited and bonkers...
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