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Fangio Tribute Drive
« on: 13 July 2018, 02:41 AM »
10th September 2018 is exactly 40 years since Fangio visited Australia and did a demo race with Jack Brabham and Bob Jane at the Hang Ten 400 (Sandown). The PM Malcolm Fraser was also there and did a few laps with the Maestro.  Earlier that week Fangio launched the 6.9 in Australia during a media day at Emu Bottom in Sunbury, Victoria.

In light of this milestone, I was thinking of a organizing a tribute drive starting at Sunbury and doing a circuit to Gisborne, Macedon, Riddells Creek, Lancefield and Romsey.  Finishing back in Sunbury.

The proposed date is Sunday 9th September 2018.  Just putting the feelers out to see if anyone's interested?
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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6.9 Anniversary Cruise
« Reply #1 on: 20 July 2018, 05:12 PM »
September 2018 marks 40 years since the 6.9 media release at Emu Bottom, Sunbury. In November 1978 55 presold cars began delivery in Australia.

To remember these events I’m planning a 6.9 Anniversary Cruise with MBCV. I currently have approval to use Emu Bottom as a photo opportunity during the day. The cruise is likely to follow part of the route used by Fangio during the demo drive.

8am Sunday 9th September 2018. All MBs welcome (hopefully mine will be ready in time)!

At this stage it’s to start in Sunbury, then onto Gisborne, Woodend, Hanging Rock, Macedon, Riddles Creek, Lancefield, Romsey, Clarkefield and finish in Sunbury.

Anyone interested PM me. Further details via MBCV shortly.
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #2 on: 20 July 2018, 05:28 PM »
Take lots of pictures and submit a story to MBCA for their magazine!
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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #3 on: 03 August 2018, 01:09 AM »
Well despite the fact it’s Father’s Day (which I didn’t check before setting the date:eek:), the date is locked and at this point there’s 2 x 6.9s, 1 x 6.9 or 560SEC, 1 x 560SEL and 1 x SEC confirmed. Not sure how many more when it hits the MBCV Magazine.... :cool::rolleyes:
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #4 on: 18 August 2018, 07:39 PM »
Turns out it’s NOT on Father’s Day... All models welcome!!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #5 on: 19 August 2018, 01:33 AM »
We look forward to catching up with you
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #6 on: 29 August 2018, 11:37 PM »
6.9 Birthday Cruise
Itinerary

8am Jolly Miller 1hr
9am leave JM
9.10am Emu Bottom 1hr
10.10am leave EB
10.30am Monegeetta
10.45am Gisborne 15min
11am leave Gisborne
11.15am Macedon
11.35am Romsey
12noon Kilmore Bakery 1hr
1pm leave Kilmore
1.30pm Tooborac
1.50pm Lancefield
2.05pm Hanging Rock 30min
2.35pm leave HR
2.50pm Woodend 40min
3.30pm leave WE
3.50pm Gisborne
4.30pm END

6.9 Birthday Stop Points

8am - 9am
Jolly Miller
2/2 Brook St Sunbury
Ph 9746 3300

9.10am - 10.10am
Emu Bottom
Homestead Way Sunbury
Ph 9744 1222

10.45am - 11am
Jed’s
26A Aitken St Gisborne
Ph 5428 3660
GF DF
Pre-orders download the ‘Skip’ mob app
OR
3 Little Pigs
1/30A Aitken St Gisborne
Ph 5428 3123

12noon - 1pm
Kilmore Bakery
54 Sydney St Kilmore
Ph 5782 1129
OR
Ferguson Plarre Kilmore
2/34 Melbourne St Kilmore
Ph 5782 0081
Good parking

2.05pm - 2.35pm
Hanging Rock
Picnic area Southwest of racetrack via Racecourse Rd
139 S Rock Rd Woodend
Ph 1800 244 711

2.50pm - 3.30pm
Holgate Brewhouse
79 High St Woodend
Ph 5427 2510

3.50pm - 4.30pm
3 Little Pigs
1/30A Aitken St Gisborne
Ph 5428 3123
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #7 on: 04 September 2018, 03:03 AM »
Looking pretty good from my end Mark. So far so good....................look forward to catching up
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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #8 on: 06 September 2018, 06:14 AM »
Excellent! Current guesstimate on numbers is about 25 cars & 40 people. Way more than I could’ve hoped for! Go Vic!!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #9 on: 12 September 2018, 04:39 AM »
Thanks Mark for organizing the day,
It was great to catch up with other Mercedes Benz big block enthusiasts,  we had a couple of cafe stops punctuated by some excellent stretches of Victorian country roads, just perfect to blow the cobwebs from these big rigs.  My Goldie clocked up over 450 kms over the course of the event.

Here are some photos to share
« Last Edit: 12 September 2018, 04:44 AM by robertd »
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #10 on: 12 September 2018, 06:41 AM »
the esteemed RD!
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #11 on: 13 September 2018, 04:52 PM »
Oh dear gawd an action shot!! Other than that great pix Rob! Thanks to the venue hosts and everyone’s efforts on taking part. Similar events will have to be repeated...

And hopefully the 50th anniversary will be epic!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #12 on: 13 September 2018, 10:22 PM »
1mb max per photo with no ability to reduce file size automatically?? Seriously painful on a mobile phone!

Can admin please do an update?
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #13 on: 16 September 2018, 05:13 AM »
1mb max per photo with no ability to reduce file size automatically?? Seriously painful on a mobile phone!

Can admin please do an update?

Admin doesn't even own a w116 anymore, be greatful this forum's even here anymore ;)
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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #14 on: 16 September 2018, 04:21 PM »
One of a long list of reasons I don't own a cell phone. Landlines, keyboards, computers and big screens rule!