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Old 12-13-2004, 01:37 PM
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Post Spring GTG @ Old Navy's

Dear folk's here on the MB forum twice a year we host a VW diesel GTG here at my house in the little town of Poplar Bluff MO. We will be having it Saturday 19 March and have posted the date's on the VW TDI Club Forum and we generally have a good turn out of people. We do everything from work on cars to general BSing along with stuffing our faces with food. I have been doing this now for about 3 years and Linda & I always enjoy the event.

I would like to invite anyone here who thinks they would like to come and meet some fellow diesel heads to check in here and at the the TDI club link above. We usually have people from 1/2 dozen states roll in and spend the weekend at one of the local motels and some do some sight seeing. This town is sort of the gateway to the Ozarks, with nearby lakes an river resorts (Branson is only a 170 miles from here) motel's often bookup for the weekends early.

There is nothing to bring we provide the food and drink (soft drinks) and if you need a beer or glass of wine with your lunch BYOB just remember this is not to be a drunken bash. We will have a collection plate sitting out to recieve donations to off set expenses. No one has ever left hungry, we will be surving chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and Bratt's for the main course.

This event will run from whenever the first show up (usually 7- 8 am) till whenever, but generally till about 4-6 pm time frame. The last GTG one TDIer had unexpected engine problem and we didn't get him back on the road (TX) till about 2 am Sunday.

I have a 2 car garage to use to work on cars, but please no major overhauls. If you need help with something or want to do some type of repairs please post it here and on the other forum as well, so we can kind of schedule things. Also bring you some type of folding chair as mine are limited in number.

Here is a link to pictures of the last GTG here.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:46 PM
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That's awesome Navy....Sounds like a great time!
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i'll pitch it

to the wife tonite and let you know. used to have friends/family in poplar bluff years ago.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:32 PM
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to the wife tonite and let you know. used to have friends/family in poplar bluff years ago.
Kool, will you be coming in the 240D??? I plan on driving to the National VW TDI Club convention in WI next summer. I'll allow two days travel for that trip I guess.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:41 PM
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to the wife tonite and let you know. used to have friends/family in poplar bluff years ago.
Kool, will you be coming in the 240D??? I plan on driving mine to the National VW TDI Club convention in WI next summer.
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:51 PM
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Wish I could come
Maybe by the time march rolls around I will have someone to join me for a road trip :-D
I live on the west coast so its a bit of a drive...but what can I say...I just love my mercedes...
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Wish I could come
Maybe by the time march rolls around I will have someone to join me for a road trip :-D
I live on the west coast so its a bit of a drive...but what can I say...I just love my mercedes...
Well pack your bags, load some spare part's onboard, and haul your butt over the mountians to hillbilly country.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:05 PM
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Well pack your bags, load some spare part's onboard, and haul your butt over the mountians to hillbilly country.
We will see
I know me and my car are down for it
just have to see what the other factors decide
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:26 PM
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Hey, sounds good to me! I'm in CO right now and the car made the 1000 mile trip with no complaints, so I'm getting more and more confident.

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Old 12-13-2004, 07:37 PM
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So what did people say when you showed up from a 1000 mile trip with a 22 year old car?
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Kool, will you be coming in the 240D??? I plan on driving mine to the National VW TDI Club convention in WI next summer.
i don't know if i will have it then. it is going to a local tech college for retro fitting of new pieces in their auto shop as a class project. they will be installing the wvo kit and handing the car back to be just before earthday 2005 i am planning.

ya'know walt.....the wife wants an mb diesel too........so maybe........

i want to go to the summer thing also. motter o fact eschady is haviong a gtg at his place in feb.
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and can be seen on the cars for sale thread here. pix also available.


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Old 12-14-2004, 03:57 AM
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Poplar Bluff GTG

I live in E. Illinois about 250 miles away and have been looking for an area GTG such as yours. Still have relatives in Dexter (the Swingers). Grandsons in Dallas will make this a very feasible stop on the way. Wife does income tax so she may be busy. Weather permitting may be on the smoke green 81RT I bought new. Appreciate your doing this. Joe
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:35 AM
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Sounds great, I-57 turns into US 60 and comes within a mile of the house.

Say you have an '81RT, is that a W123 wagon? Turbo or non turbo? I would love to come across a clean wagon in a W 123 or 126 series.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:39 AM
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The more I read the more I want to come and the more I want it to be sooner

*cabin fever* where is my Diesel Mercedes!!!
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:27 AM
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Hmm.. thats only 700 miles away. Unfortunately my wife is a teacher and I doubt she'd be willing to take time off during the school year.
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