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Old 01-19-2008, 02:10 PM
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SoCal Diesel Benz owners - anyone out there?

Given the fact that there are a gazillion (yes really, ) cars in Southern California, and the fact that I saw almost 10 W123s and a few W126s in less than three hours last night when I was out with friends (none of them had a Lovecraft sticker, btw) - I want to see how many other old Benz owners are in SoCal, and how many would be interested in a GTG.

I know that other members would be interested (diametricalbenz - this is you ) but I think that there HAVE to be others out there.

I think that a GTG, and maybe even a group technical/wrenching day would be lots of fun. A group drive on one of SoCal's many awesome back roads would be fun too.

Who is interested? I know that all of you W116, W123, W126, W124, and W201 dieselers out there have thought the same...

And yes, here is a picture (albeit a sappy one) of my car, and what it thinks...

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Old 01-19-2008, 03:07 PM
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Thumbs up

Count me in! I live out in Berdoo, but I drive out to LA a lot on the weekends to play poker.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:58 PM
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:43 PM
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Keep it coming, guys.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:04 PM
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So Cal GTG

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Old 01-19-2008, 09:24 PM
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Santa Monica here...
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San Diego here. keep me posted!
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:11 AM
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I'm in

I live in Los Feliz. I'm certainly up for a hang.

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Old 01-20-2008, 11:23 AM
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I'm here..

Count me in too. Weekend drive? BBQ. Overnight in camp ground? Local?
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:00 PM
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So what's in between the inland empire, LA, and OC? Surely you guys all know of places that are conducive to just hanging out and getting together.

I think that a weekend drive would be lots of fun. Mullholland Drive, PCH, Carbon Canyon, Palms to Pines - these are all possible routes.

I still really think that a group "wrenching" day would be a blast, but we'd have to find an open campground (though that may be risky - I doubt a campground would let anybody work on cars there) or someone has to have a big plot of land where people can just drive their cars to and work at.

Keep the ideas flowing, guys. I'm happy at the response so far!
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:18 PM
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:45 PM
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I am in Victorville. I know a guy in the Lake Elsinore area who has a Jeep Cherokee with a 617 MBZ diesel in it, and has a lot of land. He also has a weird schedule, but he might be good to host a "wrenching" GTG.

I'll ask him and if he says yes, I'll post.

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:46 PM
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I am in Victorville. I know a guy in the Lake Elsinore area who has a Jeep Cherokee with a 617 MBZ diesel in it, and has a lot of land. He also has a weird schedule, but he might be good to host a "wrenching" GTG.

I'll ask him and if he says yes, I'll post.

Jeff
This would be amazing. Figure it out, I'd be greatly appreciative.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:55 PM
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Damn, I should have got a diesel. Maybe later this year, always wanted one. I need to ditch a toy or two.
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