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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #600 on: February 07, 2013, 09:25:45 »
As the Membership Secretary for "other than the Americas", I have been sending out welcome letters and window stickers to lots of new members,

Here are the recent ones that have joined as Full members and giving us some financial support in return, of course for our support and encouragement.
Jean Vannson, France;  Ary Kraaijeveld, Netherlands;  Joe Scicluna, Australia;  Leif Wallquist, Sweden;  Jeffrey Edwards Australia;  Jeffrey Barden, UK;  Erik Reurekas, Netherlands;  Matthew Smith, UK;  David Shaw, UK;  Hugh Wilson, UK;  Steve Wilson, Ireland; Anwar Alsayer Kuwait;  Kamal Raz, United Arab Emirates; Kamal Raz, United Arab Emirates;  Pradeep Gupta, India;  Frans Douma, South Africa;  Eli Gidor, Israel; and Ali Abbas, Bahrain.


Welcome to all the International, Non Americas, new Full Members. I hope I got all the names right and there.  Look forward to seeing postings on the Forum, especially photos from all the different locations and landmarks as backgrounds to Pagoda Photos.

Garry
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #601 on: February 07, 2013, 17:24:41 »
SGJ91
most welcome…

I think that most of us share the same idea of being addicted to Pagoda style :) Ownership is optional, yet advisable ;D. I would even say that not owning a Pagoda you miss a lot of simple pleasures, but you also are immune from lots of troubles, deceptions that end up in huge expenses. On that balance pleasure exceeds troubles…. of course :D

So, maybe you can launch a new trend: those who are funs, but not owners, should start a "Adopt a Pagoda" movement…. What do you think? :)

I'd love to adopt one.  ;)

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #602 on: February 13, 2013, 11:35:23 »
Hello, my name is Simon, I live in Geneva Switzerland, and I am attached to my 280SL 1968 with 5 speed manual zf box.I have owned the car since 1996 having searched for 4 years for the right car. I still think I was right!
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #603 on: February 14, 2013, 00:08:07 »
Hi,

I am rejoining the group and I would like the new member packet.  I never got one when I joined the first time.   Thanks.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #604 on: February 14, 2013, 00:31:23 »
Hi Bill,

Welcome back.  I saw your membership application and payment.  Mark (Iconic) who is in the USA is doing the Americas Membership and will have also seen your application and will send out the items to you.

Garry

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #605 on: February 15, 2013, 03:08:37 »
Bill Sgro,
I'll get one out to you the next time I process new member packets.
I'm planning on 2 weeks from now.
Mark
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #606 on: February 15, 2013, 08:36:31 »
Hello, my name is Simon, I live in Geneva Switzerland, and I am attached to my 280SL 1968 with 5 speed manual zf box.I have owned the car since 1996 having searched for 4 years for the right car. I still think I was right!

Hi Simon and Welcome

Rest assured that in this forum there will be nobody telling you that you were wrong :D

And I am certain that - with 17 years of ownership - you have proven that your attachment to the car is a great and rewarding experience, except for the likelihood of being a financial drain ;)
Stan
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #607 on: February 21, 2013, 02:10:26 »
Hi Everyone,
My name is Lee, and I live in New Orleans, perhaps the worst city in the US for heat, humidity, rain and rust. Nevertheless, I am a new member and proud new owner of a 1970 manual 280 sl. When I was in architecture school in the late 70's, the coolest girl in the class ahead of me had a red pagoda that was the exact color of her lipstick. I loved the lines (of the car! LOL), and vowed that someday I would have a pagoda. I didn't know enough to note if it was a 230, 250 or 280 - as I said, it was all about the design. Fast forward 35 years, and after a six month search I found the car for me. This website was a big help and I know will continue to be. The car needs a good bit of work, but is a one owner CA car with almost no rust. One good thing about the car is that it that the engine hasn't been altered. One bad thing about the car is that the engine hasn't been maintained!! It's with a mechanic in Houston while I convert my carport into a garage with a/c and dehumidification. If anyone has tips on best systems, etc., I would appreciate any advice you can share. I'm happy to be in your group and look forward to getting to know many of you and hopefully your pagodas as well.
Lee

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #608 on: February 21, 2013, 03:43:30 »
Welcome to the Group. Post a pix of the car, we all like to look.

Nice to see you have joined as Full Member and have full access rights and will receive the Pagoda Notes and Pagoda World. Just a plug for full membership.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #609 on: February 21, 2013, 07:37:03 »
Hint well noted,paypal just got a new order.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #610 on: March 03, 2013, 20:25:24 »
Good evening ladies and gents,

I'm new to this forum and stumbled upon it during my long search for a Pagoda (found a lot of useful help in the technical manual btw.. :) Probably have to many addictions when it comes to cars to be considered a total benzoholic, there are simply too many interesting marques out there with their own special characteristics. But, at least to me, the virus of MB:s seem to be something that sneaks upon one while experiencing both the mechanical and visual genius and integrity, rather than getting one gobsmacked into some short term fling that have been the case with other brands. It feels like beauty that grows with time. So time will tell!

I've recently acquired a 1965 230SL with some interesting history - first owner was Ursula Wirth, MB works co-driver for Ewy Rosqvist-von Korff during the Gran Premio Argentina and later also co-drove Pat Moss (Should this be a contribution for famous pagoda owners?).

Looking forward to getting some summer love during our relative short hot season and i'll get back to you with some pics later.

Cheers,
Pär Pettersson

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #611 on: March 23, 2013, 17:56:48 »
Hello all!
Recently was given the family 1967 230sl for safe keeping.  It has been in my family for almost 40 years, and was my mom's 25th anniversary gift from my dad.  I am 45, have been married for 20 years, and even took my wife to our high school prom in this very car.

My dad is not known for his automotive care, but it is mechanically sound, has some rust, and I'm told it smokes some.

I plan to preserve it for future generations and hope to see my kids drive it to the prom.

I thank all in advance for your wisdom and guidance.

Matt

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #612 on: March 23, 2013, 19:09:40 »
Matt the ScubaDoc,

Welcome ... Nice story ... as you will see, once you pose more details of the specific issues, many on this forum have amazing knowledge and very generous with it.  You will also notice that posting photos is highly encouraged and enjoyed ... some just can't get enough Pagoda moments.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #613 on: March 23, 2013, 19:15:38 »
I am working on the pictures, there are some glitches when using an ipad.  I will have to read the posting pictures thread.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #614 on: March 25, 2013, 11:33:04 »
To the new Full Members

The following people, from "other than the Americas' have recently paid for full membership and thus helping us meeting the running costs of the Forum, have been sent their welcomes letter and windscreen decals. Some will have already received them some are in the mail today.
In due course they will also start to receive their Pagoda Notes and Pagoda World Magazine.

Paul F UK
Rob B  Netherlands
Garry B Australia
Simond A  Switzerland
Mark N  Netherlands
K Pl  UK
Paul T  UK
Guillermo P Spain
Yvonne D UK
Koki H  Japan
Howard S Australia

Welcome to you all.

Junior Level members, i.e. non subscribing members unfortunately do not receive these items nor have full access to the Technical Manual.  ;) ;)

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #615 on: March 25, 2013, 12:10:39 »
Hi Garry - your post reminds me of the time I used to do this, for some years. Just a few suggestions:

- most people are not comfortable sharing their full name on forums and use some sort of 'alias'; I would recommend that you use those as well, even though as an administrator you can see real/full names

- because Pagoda World was issued so sporadically, I aleays made sure we printed spare copies so I could send the latest one to new members along with the sticker and letter; this made the welcome package much more 'substantial'

Thanks for putting in your volunteer time.
Cees Klumper
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #616 on: March 25, 2013, 12:33:36 »
Hi Cees,

Noted and amended names . The PW is a good idea and I will see if I can get some of the past PW's for future use.

Garry
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #617 on: March 30, 2013, 02:14:15 »
here are some pictures... pretty from afar, but the closer I look, the more rust I find!!! >:(

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #618 on: March 30, 2013, 08:51:08 »
Scubadoc

Interesting color combo   ...  I like it.  In regards to rust, many on this forum will feel your pain. And some will be able to advise where the hidden rust lurks based on where you see it.   

Enjoy the process ... You've got some supporters. 
Oz
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« Reply #619 on: March 30, 2013, 19:36:39 »
Thanks, I think I like the color combo too, it even has a subtle red pinstripe.
My Dad tells me the original color was grey.  I may return it to original if I do a complete restore someday.  I will have to order the data card to find out the exact color combo.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #620 on: April 02, 2013, 10:48:51 »
sd,

Welcome! Quite a few members here in Mass, btw. Several in your area, too including two on the Cape. Several of us typically attend "Germanfest" sponsored by the local MBCA chapter in Brookline in September...

http://larzanderson.org/events/lawn-events/lawn-event-list/mercede/

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #621 on: April 02, 2013, 16:47:45 »
here are some pictures... pretty from afar, but the closer I look, the more rust I find!!! >:(

Welcome

I read somewhere that "if you don't find rust, you're not looking hard enough" and that if it's "rustfree" it simply means no-one found any yet
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #622 on: April 03, 2013, 19:17:49 »
Hi to all,

I looked around about a year for a 280 sl. But I ended up with a silver 230 sl of 1966. Because of its general state and the good feeling I had with the garage selling it.

I live in Belgium, near Antwerp.

I already found a lot of good information here, so I joined as a full member to acknowledge the support I got here.

best regards, Rudy
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #623 on: April 03, 2013, 20:56:17 »
Welcome to the group Rudy,

There is a wealth of information here and many to help you when needed in addition to full access and the Pagoda Notes and Pagoda World that comes with full Membership.

Pictures of your car are always welcome, we can never get enough at any level.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #624 on: April 03, 2013, 22:26:13 »
Welcome Rudy, we surely have to meet once this summer, I live in the neighborhood from Roosendaal so it's close to you.

Greetings: Ger.