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Old 08-09-2000, 04:02 PM
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Does this close-knit group ever discuss the prospect of holding some sort of gathering? Granted, there are many distant states (and countries) represented here, but an annual meeting seems in order, especially if it were held here in Texas.

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Old 08-09-2000, 06:21 PM
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Sounds good to me, I would even go for Texas since I'm in Louisiana.

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Old 08-09-2000, 07:19 PM
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I'm in and it doesn't even have to be in Texas, as long as it doesn't collide with something unmovable in my schedule.'

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Old 08-09-2000, 09:08 PM
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WE, the owners of MercedesShop, have discussed this. Any input is welcome.

Also, with the new shop being built, we WILL be inviting EVERYONE OFF OF THE FORUM to the GRAND OPENING!

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Old 08-09-2000, 11:17 PM
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Since this IS dealing with automotive, it seems fitting that it should be held in the MOTOR CITY i.e. Detroit. I should be able to provide accomodations for at least 2, Larry Delor you get one I guess. Well I can at least accomodate 1 other member - (Benzmac, my wife is a therapeutic masseuse for your ailing back!)

We can all go see a Tiger baseball game. The tickets will be dirt cheap since the Tigers Suck!

Just a thought.

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Old 08-10-2000, 08:27 AM
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If that's what determines baseball ticket prices, the tickets will be cheaper in the Dallas area. The Texas Rangers are the best Minor League team in the Majors.


Isn't the shop opening in the Spring? If I can swing it, springtime would be a nice time for the Atlanta area. Atlanta would be the natural choice for a get together since we wouldn't have this great community if it weren't for Donnie, Bill and the great folks from Atlanta that have put this site together.


A few local chapter get together wouldn't be bad either.


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Old 08-10-2000, 08:34 AM
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I could attend a Grand Opening in Atlanta.

I will be in Detroit for an automotive conference this year, but I always feel like I'm in a foreign country when in Detroit; all they drive are AM cars.

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Old 08-10-2000, 08:37 AM
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If anyone is around Baltimore, perhaps we could get together once a month for breakfast/tech-tips?
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Old 08-10-2000, 08:38 AM
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I would go for one on the east coast. Atlanta is only 8 hr drive, and we could meet in Gainsville and wagon train up to Atlanta.
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Old 08-10-2000, 09:17 AM
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Perhaps organize a series or more locally centralized meetings that tour/rally/caravan to the grand opening in ATL? Grand opening aside there is plenty of accomidations, activities/nightlife, etc in ATL for people to make a trip out of it. The rabids could even descend upon Road Atlanta, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and of course...Commerce Dragway.

Just an idea...Lee

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Old 08-10-2000, 09:18 AM
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I'm all up for the Atlanta location! Now with a 500E, I'll probably be a regular with benzmac keeping that thing in prime tune. The way I put on miles, it should be due for another major service by spring. We'll let (make) Donnie give us a demonstration of servicing a W124!

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Old 08-10-2000, 09:49 AM
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Atlanta sounds great! It's only 8hrs away for me also!

I'll drive one and tow the other... Donnie and the gang can tune 'em both

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Old 08-10-2000, 10:08 AM
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I'll be there at the Store Just give me a date ahead of time. Spring is looking good for a drive down on the 95. Never been to Atlanta but hey first time for everything.

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Old 08-10-2000, 12:02 PM
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Since Lee mentioned the dragway there, I have an idea. We could have a diesel Benz drag racing event. The concession stands would love us. The spectators could watch the cars "launch" then go to the concession stands, get their refreshments, then make it back to their seats before the end of the run <g>.

Is there a date set for the grand opening yet?

Have a great day,
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Old 08-10-2000, 02:48 PM
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Thanks, Larry, for one of the best laughs we (my wife and I) have had for weeks.

Sounds as if a "gathering" may become a reality.

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