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Old 01-08-2005, 06:56 PM
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Northwest/Portland/South Washington GTG Follow Up Thread

Hey,
well the Northwest GTG went well and we had a few automobiles turn out. It was chilly weather with the hint of snow up on the hills but we bared the cold and blabbed about our toys. Thanks to everyone who showed up...was great to put some faces and voices with the words on the screen.

The Particpants:
lietuviai (230CE)
LJ DERBY and wife (300D Turbo)
gerryv (E500)
Brandon314159 (300SD)

Here are some pictures of the various cars. The Coupe is of special interest as well as the E500 with Nitrous injection (yes a gasser ) Enjoy









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Old 01-08-2005, 09:16 PM
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Looks like you guys had a blast...

Too bad I can never get enough interest for a meet up towards my way, everyone either bails out, or no one can deciede on a date
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:19 PM
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Looks like you guys had a blast...

Too bad I can never get enough interest for a meet up towards my way, everyone either bails out, or no one can deciede on a date
Ya just have to push a shove a little to get everyone to funnel into the catcher
It all works out good in the end...I think we are working on something for spring time so maybe we could so some combining
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:17 AM
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Sorry I didn't make it down. Would have been fun despite the weather
Yeah, as Eric said, we've kinda given up around here. We did 3 or 4 good ones in the past, but the last couple attempts fizzled out. Guess we didn't make them exciting enough But you guys keep at it! Maybe I can make it to the next one.
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:32 AM
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Sorry I didn't make it down. Would have been fun despite the weather
Yeah, as Eric said, we've kinda given up around here. We did 3 or 4 good ones in the past, but the last couple attempts fizzled out. Guess we didn't make them exciting enough But you guys keep at it! Maybe I can make it to the next one.
We should have a MB/Subaru GTG, that way I'm sure we'd get pleanty of people showing up, probally more Subies than MB's though
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:33 AM
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The Mercedes are out there..
just a matter of getting the people out into their autos
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Old 01-09-2005, 01:14 PM
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Brandon, good job on the photos! Thanks for posting them so quickly.
Yeah, we got to do this again in the spring or summer. It was great to meet everyone!
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:37 PM
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Looks like you guys had fun! I fully intended to make it there, but to quote the Great Prophet Zarquon, "Terribly sorry... all kinds of things popping up at the last moment."

How about another one in the spring when it's a bit warmer? We could take a scenic drive somewhere, maybe through the Gorge like someone suggested. And I might actually have my Euro lights installed in my 124 then, so I'll have something to show off.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:23 AM
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I think the best part of the GTG was meeting people face to face and being able to visualize them whem you read the threads. We did have a good time, although chilly, and my wife even said she enjoyed herself even though she was the only female there. Those are great pics Brandon but you could have had more pics of the diesels. (lol)
On our way home we went through Newberg and on to the casino in Grande Ronde where my wife came out about $100.00 ahead and I had their "hot wings". They have the best "wings" I've ever tasted. All in all a very good day and I hope another one materializes in the spring. Lee
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:41 AM
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My apologies for not being able to stay longer (and for a rumbling stomach) but I enjoyed putting some names to faces and especially seeing the Euro 230CE.

I agree that a drive in the spring would be a fun activity, perhaps 3-4 hours total. A trip up to the Coldwater Creek center at Mt. St. Helens would be nice, though you diesel guys probably would have some challenge keeping up with us gassers on the mountain roads

Another nice ride would be out along Washington Highway 14 to the Maryhill Museum (they have a cafe and the museum is interesting) and then back on I-84 on the Oregon side of the river. That way you get to see the full Gorge.

Set a date, let's debate an activity, and go for it!

Cheers,
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:04 PM
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Heh well glad everyone had a good time.
I would have snagged more pics of the diesels but they were up agaist the planter/light pole
we will get our chance this spring
I will start getting some dates rolling around then we can all vote on them.
Have a lovely week!

thanks
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