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Old 03-20-2014, 07:28 PM
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Arrow Ninth Annual Texas Mercedes-Benz Owners GTG - Saturday May 17, 2014

Over the years, I've had requests to hold this GTG at an earlier date to avoid a lot of the June heat. For those of you who have made that request, today is your lucky day. Rejoice, because instead of the usual 1st Saturday in June, the Texas Mercedes-Benz Owners GTG has been moved to Saturday, May 17, 2014!

For those of you who are new to this GTG, caravans leave from Houston, the DFW area, San Antonio, and the Austin area, and meet in Centerville at noon at Woody's Smokehouse just east of I-45 for a BBQ lunch. The dining room at Woody's will be reserved just for us. After lunch, we'll head down to Fort Boggy State Park for the Show and Shine. There will be reserved parking at Woody's and at Fort Boggy, and the pavilion at Fort Boggy will be reserved for our group. Admission to Fort Boggy is free. Show and Shine Awards will be given out based on People's Choice for best Vintage Model (Pre 1980), Best 1980s Model "Young Classics", Best 1990s Model, and Best 2000-present Model.

If you want to bring parts to sell or trade, feel free to do so.

Departure Points:
(If you are coming from a town not listed below, (ex: Beaumont, Tyler, etc...) and you are interested in setting up a caravan if you expect 2 or more other vehicles to come along, send me a private message so we can get something set up. Keep watching this list to see if any other cities get added.)

Austin (Round Rock)
Dell Diamond
3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard (US 79)
Round Rock, TX 78665
Meet at 9:15am, depart at 9:45am

Location of Dell Diamond: Dell Diamond - Google Maps
Route from Dell Diamond to Centerville: Dell Diamond to Centerville - Google Maps

DFW Metroplex

Love's Truck Stop
2500 S I-45 (Exit 272, Fulghum Rd. Exit)
Hutchins, TX 75141
Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am

Location of Love's Truck Stop: 2500 S I-45, Hutchins, TX - Google Maps
Route from Love's to Centerville: Dallas to Centerville - Google Maps

Houston
Cracker Barrel
14765 North Freeway (Exit 63, Airtex Dr. Exit)
Houston, TX 77090
The Houston group will assemble in the section of the Cracker Barrel parking lot closest to the Holiday Inn Express.
Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am

Location of Cracker Barrel: 14765 North Freeway, Houston, TX - Google Maps
Route from Houston to Centerville: Houston to Centerville - Google Maps

San Antonio

HEB
17460 IH 35 North (Exit 175, Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. Exit)
Schertz, TX 78154
Meet at 7:30am, depart at 8:00am (note: this caravan will meet up with the Austin caravan at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock at 9:30am)

Location of HEB: HEB, - Google Maps
Route from San Antonio to Dell Diamond : San Antonio to Dell Diamond - Google Maps
thence...
Route from Dell Diamond to Centerville: Dell Diamond to Centerville - Google Maps


Woody's Smokehouse - Home - The World's Best Beef Jerky


Fort Boggy State Park

TPWD: Fort Boggy State Park
Map of Fort Boggy:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4503_146.pdf


Pics from the last few meets:










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Old 03-20-2014, 09:06 PM
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My favorite event of the year.

I was speaking to Joseph yesterday and we agreed that this would be a good opportunity for a small swap meet so if you have any parts to sell. Bring them along.
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:49 AM
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wooohooo! Yeah!

Now that's what I've been talkin' about too! Earlier in the year when it's cooler (or at least when it's not so damn hot yet)! Yeah, I'm down for that date! Sounds like Al has a great idea too, about that swap meet thing! I'll bring a couple of loose ends I've got. Sure look forward to seeing what some others would bring. (anyone gonna bring any bits from a w123 coupe?)

Oh, just one question for you, Al: we all know you got more vehicles than the law ought to allow but I just don't recall, you picked up an 18 wheeler lately I don't know about yet? Just askin' cause I figure you'd need one to bring your stash of parts for a swap meet! roflmao! If you did, I still have a current class "A", I'd volunteer to jam the gears for you!
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:56 AM
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Joseph, I'll plan to be there this year and pick up the caravan as it passes The Woodlands heading north on I-45.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:57 AM
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Darrell

That's very funny, no 18 wheeler for me, but I do plan on bringing a few small items including 5 cans of R12 that will only be available for sale to attendees at the gathering.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:41 PM
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I've now got 7 cans for the swap meet. That should do two cars.
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I just got some word that some BMW guys may crashing the party. Expect to see some 5 and 6 series BMW's from the 80's.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:42 PM
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I just got some word that some BMW guys may crashing the party. Expect to see some 5 and 6 series BMW's from the 80's.
I'll bring my MP-40 just in case they get out of hand....
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:50 PM
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This is going to have more theatrics then west side story.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:51 PM
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This is going to have more theatrics then west side story.
Why don't you mix things up and drive one of your Jags? That'll scramble everyone's monkey.....
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Why don't you mix things up and drive one of your Jags? That'll scramble everyone's monkey.....

I would, but I'm worried that it might not make it
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:58 PM
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I would, but I'm worried that it might not make it
Isn't that why all Jag owners have two Jags, one to drive while the other one is broken down? So just have a caravan of two.....
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:48 AM
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I'm planning on being there.
Al, I might take a few of those cans off your hands...

BTW, could you email me, please, I seem to have lost your email address.
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Hey guys, A friend enthusiast turned me on to this event which looks like fun. I'll look forward to attending. Maybe I can snag a few cans of R12 for my '91 350SD!

BTW, if anyone can bring a good radiator for it, I'll take it off their hands and make it worth their while.
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Will a 2.5 88 300d radiator be the same or is it a bigger radiator on the 350sdl? I have this radiator on hand at the moment in good condition.
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