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Old 03-04-2016, 01:15 AM
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Arrow Eleventh Annual Texas MB Owners GTG - Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain date May 28)

2016 will mark the Tenth Anniversary of the MB Owners GTG in Centerville. It's kind of hard to believe it's been going on this long. What originally started off as a couple of forum members from Houston and the DFW area meeting up really blossomed into something great. I told someone it's kind of like a family reunion of Texas MB fans. Some of you have been coming every year for the past 10 years. You know who you are!

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 private dining room at Woody's will be reserved for us, as will the parking lot on the side. There will be signs directing us. After lunch, we'll head down to Fort Boggy State Park for the Show and Shine. 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.

This year, I've slightly modified the Award Categories. Starting this year, the Best Vintage Model Award Category will include all pre-1990 vehicles instead of just pre-1980 vehicles, as was the case from 2006 to 2015. Since the pre-1990 models have graduated from Young Classics to Vintage, the 1990s year model vehicles will now be Young Classics. The 2000-present models will be split into two categories: Best 2000-2009 Model; and, Best 2010-present Model. That means you guys with pre-1980 vehicles will have more competition this time!

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

Mark your calendars now! The date is Saturday, May 21, 2016. Last year, flooding in parts of the state prevented a lot of people from coming, so this year, we'll have a backup rain date of Saturday, May 28th just in case we have another severe weather situation.

Let me know if you're coming. Reply to this thread and on this evite link: http://evite.me/gaC4tg78pM

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
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


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I'll be attending, maybe in a Jaguar
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I've just found out that there is now an admission charge to enter Fort Boggy. Admission is $3 per person. Children 12 and under get in free.
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I've just found out that there is now an admission charge to enter Fort Boggy. Admission is $3 per person. Children 12 and under get in free.
OK I'll leave the Jaguar at home and drive something more fuel efficient to offset the cost.
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Fort Boggy will not charge admission until May 25th, so we'll still get in for free.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:28 PM
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Joe ,when did you sell your 82 300d ?What was some of the service items you made during ownership? You had that since the beginning of the Centerville meet ups didnt you?
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:55 PM
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BT ,are you looking for any parts for your 300cd?
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:42 PM
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BT ,are you looking for any parts for your 300cd?
Probably not at the moment as i need to pull the engine and put an upper oil pan on it but that will be my next project. I've been in the w124 world lately haha
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:28 PM
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Anyone who is coming to this have a front pass. W124 turn signal lens?
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:35 PM
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Anyone who is coming to this have a front pass. W124 turn signal lens?
1986-1993 orange or 1994-1995 clear/ orange?
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1986-1993 orange or 1994-1995 clear/ orange?
94-95 although I might take an early one to hold me over if I can't find the correct one.
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A first time car issue at the event ,went out to move my vehicle and noticed a noise under the hood ,sounds like a fan clutch or water pump ,couldnt stay for the parks show and shine but got to see alot of nice MBs at Centerville.Kept it under 65 mph on the way back with no further problems .
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:56 PM
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Nice to meet everyone and see the varied cars! Also nice not to be scalding hot like it was previous years when it was in July!

At the Houston meeting point:


3 lanes of 45 north closed:


At the park:




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Ominous clouds on the way home:
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