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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #60 on: 02 February 2012, 10:02 PM »
Koan,

It looks like you really have started something with our winter love-in last year - they seem to be doing it now in SA, Ol' Blighty, and elsewhere.  What have you started?

Also, as reported elsewhere, wonderous tho' the S420 is, it is not a W116.  I therefore need some encouragement to keep one (probably the 280SE, almost identical to Carl88's), persevere, work through all the issues, and spend the $s without flinching.


Yours in Joyce,

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #61 on: 02 April 2012, 04:20 AM »
And yet.... They STILL havent met!

Thats ok none of my 116's are ready anyway...

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #62 on: 02 April 2012, 05:39 AM »
Tony, see the other thread, about April 29 MBCV Concours:

http://forum.w116.org/the-org/w116-40th-next-year/15/

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #63 on: 02 April 2012, 08:15 PM »
Thanks for that!

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #64 on: 02 April 2012, 08:22 PM »
Well, since the Melbourne meeting hasn't eventuated as yet, shall we make it at the concour then?

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #65 on: 02 April 2012, 08:27 PM »
Undoubtedly!

And that way there will be a huge range of enthusiasts to have a yak with while we perv at cars.

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #66 on: 12 May 2012, 05:05 AM »
Anyone up for a second Melbourne winter meeting? - it's almost a year, and Carl has two concours wins clocked up, some 6.9s have changed hands, and you don't see a 116 on the streets much any more.  I can give you a report on living with a W140 for close on a year, and explain in fine-grain detail why, superb tho' the 140 be, it ain't a 116.  If you have a good 116, keep it or sell it to me.  The 6.9 is a peerless icon, and really the pinnacle, but the others aren't too shabby.  I like the 350SE better than the 450SE, but the 280SE really surprised me.  Still trying to hang on to mine.  I liked but didn't love the 280S, but there are a few around with the manual tranny, and I think that I'd have one of them in an eye blink.

What do you think guys about a SECOND Melbourne winter meeting?
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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #67 on: 12 May 2012, 02:00 PM »
What do you think guys about a SECOND Melbourne winter meeting?

I'm keen to have a meet up.

Any weekend suits me but Sunday preferred.

What about 3rd or 10th June?

Give people time to organise themselves.

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #68 on: 12 May 2012, 09:04 PM »
... or any of the weeks following.  Winter lasts for a while in Melb.  We might luck on a fine day like last year.
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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #69 on: 30 June 2012, 09:19 PM »
I'm interested....  But I don't have a W116 ready just yet....
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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #70 on: 17 July 2012, 06:50 AM »
Sorry people, been busy the last few months.  We could have a casual meeting in Richmond in the coming weeks?  Saturday or Sunday for a morning or afternoon coffee as before?

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #71 on: 18 July 2012, 06:40 AM »
Sounds good to me.
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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #72 on: 19 July 2012, 04:16 AM »
I'm in!!!  Date???
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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #73 on: 19 July 2012, 04:50 AM »
How about Saturday the 11th. or Sunday the 12th. August?  Plan would be to meet at the coffee shop in Richmond, say around 10am and tell lots of lies and bullshit, does that work?  The we can head to the wshop if you want.  I will be doing car stuff, so I won't be able to spend 17 hours speaking shit!  But it's not problem to come back to the wshop for an hour or two if you wish.

It doesn't have to be Richmond BTW, it's just where we met last time, and it's close to me!

CJ.

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Re: Melbourne and Vic meet...
« Reply #74 on: 21 March 2013, 05:20 PM »
Any interest in a 2013 Melb winter meeting in - say - July?  Had a bad year in 2012, so I missed the concours, and now things have settled down I have some leisure time again.  350SE resto is finished and it has come up well, but is being sold; however I still have the wonderful 280SE (almost as good as Carl's).  The W140 is up for sale also as wifey doesn't like driving it - I have also had a lot of ignition problems in the last 6 months and I've just about had enough of that.  Small thing, I know, but it has annoyed the hell out of me.  It will be replaced by a C220CDI wagon that is coming in a few months.  Have tentative approval to keep the 280SE for which I nurture much affection.

Yours in Joyce, etc,

PG
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