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Old 01-14-2008, 08:35 PM
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Spring NorCal Diesel Drive........March 29, 2008

Anyone interested in a Diesel Drive for mid-March?

update: March 29th!

Proposed start time is 11:00AM at Smothers European [map] in Santa Rosa with earlier localized meetups in Sacramento at IKEA - 7AM [map].

Lunch at The Cheese Factory aka Marin French Cheese Company [map]
7500 Red Hill Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
707-762-6001

current printable itinerary: http://www1.pacific.edu/~jwrocklo/Mercedes.pdf




Current list of attendees:

1. iwrock, 88 300TE. Sacramento, CA
2. SirNik84, 84 300SD, Sacramento, CA

3. murdoc, 85 300SD, Oakland, CA
4. Jim B., 91 560SEC ,Grass Valley, CA
5. TMAllison, 99 E300 (hope to attend, will have to confirm later on) Walnut Creek, CA
6. Boardmonger, 83 300d Cupertino, CA
7. networkBoy, 83 300d Turbo, Citrus Heights, CA (pending suspension rebuild)
8. slarson80, 86 190D, Oakland CA
9. jeremy5848, 87 300D, Santa Rosa
10. turbobenz, 85 300d, Sacramento, CA
11. greasybenz, 87 300D Turbo AMG, South San Francisco
12. DieselKraut23, 84 230E, Sacramento
13. Golden Bear, 87 300SDL, Fair Oaks
14. Samuel M. Ross, '80 240D, Novato
15. lofat, 79 300D, West Sonoma County
16. Phil, 83 300SD, Penngrove (between Petaluma and Santa Rosa)
17. sixto, 87 300D, Santa Clara, CA
18. Dieselchatter, 87 190D, So Cal
19. rothgar, 79 300D, San Francisco
20. veloce300DT, 84 300D, Sacramento, CA
21. Charlies84380SE, 84 380SE, Acton (as of today), CA and a pretty Female
too!
22. mendodiesel, 87 300TD, Mendocino, CA
23. BillA, 84 300SD, Rio Nido, CA
24. diametricalbenz, 77 6.9, San Francisco, CA
25. Carpe Diem, 87 300TD, Novato, CA
26. olweasel, 79 240D, Vallejo, CA
27. AzimuthAviation, 84 500SEL AMG, Sacramento, CA
28. Sapperbmet, 82 300SD, Manteca, CA
29. Jay Moxley, 92 300SD, Oakland, CA
30. dwoloz, 83 240D, Santa Rosa, CA
31. bondavi, 83 500SL AMG, Rocklin, CA
32. Charmalu, 85 300D, Soquel, CA
33. kain786, 84 500 SEC AMG euro, Fair Oaks, CA
34. Grnburg, 84 300TDT, Davis, CA
35. Admiral Ahani, 82 300TDT, San Francisco, CA
36. Will70724, 92 600SEL, San Francisco, CA
37. Luvlaw, either 76 450sel or 98 SL600, Grass Valley, CA

** purple indicates meeting up at Sacramento first


Route has yet to be determined.

If you plan on attending please reply with your handle, car you will be driving, and location.

Link to BenzWorld post: BenzWorld NorCal Diesel Drive
Link to Schuman Automotive post: SchumanAutomotive NorCal Diesel Drive

Thanks!

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Old 01-14-2008, 08:40 PM
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yea. Where in norcal
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:24 PM
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Jeremy and Nik suggested doing a wine country drive. How does that sound?

Also for dates.. should we do
March 15th
March 22nd
or March 29th?
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:48 PM
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Sounds like a pretty good idea to me.

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Jeremy and Nik suggested doing a wine country drive. How does that sound?

Also for dates.. should we do
March 15th
March 22nd
or March 29th?
Shome mishtake shurely???!!

There are lots of interesting wineries, but Highway 29 can be practically a parking lot some times of the year.....

Lots of great,, absolutely first class picnic fixins to be had at the Oakville Grocery company, and many wineries there provide wonderful parks and picnic tables to enjoy lunch!!

Lots of mildly winding roads and great scenery around there, too.

Jeremy is the real expert on the roads around there and he has a beautiful new '96 300Diesel turbo to show off now, along with his gorgeous W123.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:12 AM
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Let's go!

We can visit some great wineries while also avoiding the mess of traffic that CA-29 has become. It might be possible to meet in the parking lot of the Mercedes dealer, Smothers, in Santa Rosa and drive from there. Let me check to see if the Smothers parts dept. is open Saturdays. Can't promise to have Tommy and Dickie there, though.

I can come up with maps and a place for lunch. Let me do some research.

"SONOMA is for wine,
NAPA is for auto parts."

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:28 AM
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I *should* be done with my suspension by then, so count me in :-)
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:19 AM
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We can visit some great wineries while also avoiding the mess of traffic that CA-29 has become. It might be possible to meet in the parking lot of the Mercedes dealer, Smothers, in Santa Rosa and drive from there. Let me check to see if the Smothers parts dept. is open Saturdays. Can't promise to have Tommy and Dickie there, though.

I can come up with maps and a place for lunch. Let me do some research.

"SONOMA is for wine,
NAPA is for auto parts."

Jeremy
What about starting there and heading the other way towards Bodega Bay or the Cheese Factory (some nice driving out to the Cheese Factory and then out to the coast and around to Santa Rosa)
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:59 AM
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East or West?

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What about starting there and heading the other way towards Bodega Bay or the Cheese Factory (some nice driving out to the Cheese Factory and then out to the coast and around to Santa Rosa)
It would depend on the weather. If we get lucky and have clear weather it could be really nice. We could take D Street west from Petaluma, drive out to and along the coast and then back to Santa Rosa -- or vice-versa. No wineries on that route, however, so it would depend on what the group wanted to do. I haven't visited the Cheese Factory in years so that would be fun.
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For those in Sac who want to attend, should we meet in Sac somewhere and drive down en-mass?
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The wagon should have a V8 by then!

Also - I am redoing the stereo once again.... Its not perfect.



Lets meet in Sac, and we can follow one another down.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:34 PM
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Cheese! who said Cheese! if there is Cheese involved i'm there!

LOL

I went to the cheese factory once when i was like 6 years old... all i remember is that the cheese tasted REALLY good...

I'm there!
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I co manage a beautiful resort between Napa/Sonoma where we have a great outdoor gathering space (covered pavilion, fire pit, etc. for drinks, etc.) We could gather and drive down the Silverado Trail and then go up over the notorious Oakville Grade to Sonoma . . plenty of twisties! sound good?
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:50 PM
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29th sounds good to me.

let me know the date once it is picked... i'm going to my uncles tonight. and he has a very nice 84 300CD. I've told him about our drives in the past and he is very interested in going on one. hes just not very computer savvy. so hes not on the forum but i'd love to have him meet you guys he loves his CD.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:54 PM
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Angry Silverado Trail story and a W126 Mercedes Benz..

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I co manage a beautiful resort between Napa/Sonoma where we have a great outdoor gathering space (covered pavilion, fire pit, etc. for drinks, etc.) We could gather and drive down the Silverado Trail and then go up over the notorious Oakville Grade to Sonoma . . plenty of twisties! sound good?
That is a nice drive, I have been on it.

It figures in legal annals. About 20 years ago, famous San Francisco socialite/architect Sandy Walker was driving his Mercedes Benz W126 on the Silverado Trail with his 29 year old girlfriend Sue Zelonis, and he crashed the car into a tree.

Zenonis was killed.

Sandy Walker was drunk, at the time of the accident, but he argued at trial that the Mercedes Benz, which was a gray market W126, had been improperly converted by the Registered Importer to proper standards, and that therefore the car was to blame for the crash, and the death of Zelonis.

Amazingly, the Court bought that argument, and Walker escaped custodial punishment.

For his part, Walker to this day remains part of the San Francisco "social scene".
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