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Old 08-11-2000, 01:35 PM
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The spring looks nice for a drive down ole 95. Just hope the gathering is held during spring break..

Terrified of Virginia State Troopers....

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Old 08-11-2000, 01:35 PM
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OK Larry, I'm in for that Diesel drag event. Only problem is that everyone will be at the concession stand and nobody will see me win it! Maybe I can get the nitrous kit done before then in case any other E300's show up.

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Old 08-11-2000, 02:17 PM
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Don't clear off the mantle for the trophy just yet. There will be a four cylinder class, a five cylinder class, a turbo five cylinder class, and turbo six cylinder class. The turbo six cylinder class, will be drinks only, no hotdogs.<g>

See ya' there,
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Old 08-11-2000, 03:24 PM
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Whadaya mean "there's no water in the Guadalupe"?

I spent a couple years in Austin and had some great memories tubing down there with cooler in tow next to my tube.

Hey, if we get together in Texas we could hit the great German restaurants in New Braunfels!

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Old 08-12-2000, 09:56 AM
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Count me in! I live in Metro Atlanta, but would not mind going some place else! I,m planning on going to the Grand Opening htis coming spring!

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Old 08-12-2000, 12:56 PM
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I don't know if I can make it. Atlanta is at least a 6 hour ride. Can my little SEL make it that far? I'm not sure that Mercedes are made to run that long?

Can ma 300 squeeze in the Diesel race, only 175 ponies under the hood?

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Old 08-12-2000, 11:48 PM
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Although central Ohio would be one of the best places to hold a gathering , I guess Atlanta can do (Atlanta is pretty nice in the Spring) me know a date when you get things together and I'll try to plan a little drive in my coupe down the coast and make a weekend/week out of it.

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Larry: Might be interested in that little Diesel drag event hehe...
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Old 08-13-2000, 08:44 AM
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If we will be having diesel drags,Linda and I will try to come. Diesel drags can't be any slower then the VW bettle drags that I saw at Maple Grove.
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Old 08-13-2000, 08:53 AM
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If there is a diesel drag, can we use Schumacher style starts

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Old 08-13-2000, 11:42 AM
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I'll come in the new Barbus diesl and beat everyone 0-60 in 7.1. Even those 300E's. Or I could just come in the 300D.
Sounds like fun.

Whats kind of start was that.

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Old 08-13-2000, 07:00 PM
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There is CURRENTLY no water in the Guadalupe. There is a terrible drought going on there right now. You never know what the river will be like from one year to the next.

Yes the German food in New Braunfels would be appropriate for a get together.

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Old 08-14-2000, 12:08 AM
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Atlanta works for me, only 8 hrs. away for me. How about all of you others???

Filling up with diesel right now!

Sept is best :O)
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Old 08-14-2000, 05:50 AM
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A decent VW Beetle, old style or new, will outrun a 240D or 300D in a drag race. Normally aspirated Benz diesels are slow, but they're like the energizer bunny.

See you at the diesel drags,

Texans (and surrounding state neighbors),

Deezel has a thread going in the Vintage Mercedes forum about his bringing his newly acquired 280SEL 4.5 back from California. I have asked him to post on this thread when he expects to be coming through Texas. This may be the excuse we're looking for to set a time for the Texas get together.

We will see what time and what route he will take. For all we know he may go North of Texas, but let's see what he says.

If that doesn't work, someone will have to suggest a date, time and location. I will be leaving the country labor day and will be gone three weeks. I would like to make it to the gathering if possible, but don't hold it up on my account. Let's keep this thread going until it results in a get together.

Have a great day,
Larry Bible
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Old 08-16-2000, 10:53 AM
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Hi all,
There IS water in the Guadalupe! It's the Blanco and Frio that are dry. Water is low and slow, actually ideal for the younger kids. A friend's daughter owns one of the tubing companys and says business is good. Come on over, the water is cool and safe.

Any time is good for me for a get together in Texas. Sept thru Nov is good weather. New Braunfels would be great! See

What about the Wurstfest there Nov 3-12?

Or cruise the hauptstrasse in Fredericksburg in the beautiful German region of the Texas Hill country? see
with Octoberfest Oct 6-8?

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Old 08-16-2000, 06:44 PM
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One more vote for Atlanta... and if possible at Road Atlanta.

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