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Started by Mforcer, 20 July 2006, 04:45 AM

john skene

Styria, hope you had a great turnout and lunch for this run. Let's know what the restaurant was like, my wife and I might try a midweek run by ourselves.

Brian Crump

What a great day this turned out to be!!!!! All up we had about 14 or 15 people and a range of terrific cars - including that (previously difficult) beast from Griffiths that looked good and performed like a well-oiled machine. Thanks to the organisers for a wonderful route through the Macquarie Pass and thanks to Mercedes-Benz for building cars that can be so accurately balanced with the use of the accelerator.
I propose we make this an annual event.
What about another drive day or even a navigation rally before Christmas? I am happy to co-ordinate. Throw in your ideas folks and let's do it. Our cars were made to drive so why no?
PS: We were all disapponted that, despite the offer of accommodation etc, Denis from Paris failed to fly over for the event. Denis - do you have an acceptable reason?


Hi all,

I'm back home and wishing the day lasted longer.  A wonderful social day, incredibly I can't remember talking much about 116's at all apart from the 10 minutes crammed in at the end.  :D  Thanks Mforcer for initiating the day and to Brian and Styria for making it happen, plus each vehicles' respective entourage.  Great company! Cartalk aside even socialising was cut short.  Looking forward to doing it again.

At one stage a fifth 116 started following Styria and I thru Bowral and could be seen trying to glimpse past my wife's Ford Terri' to see us.  It was white with a similarly painted rad grill to mine but with only the single vertical chrome strip intact.  It turned off as we left Bowral and thru my mirror I saw the biggest brightest chrome rims I've ever seen on a 116.  I doubt there was room for rubber  ::) I better stop before I offend the owner.  It wasn't you John Skene was it  ??? :D  ;D  I think not.

BTW John, lunch was at the pub. The food, surrounds, service, the locale... not a gripe to share and still so much to see around the  Valley.  Well worth a visit!! We'll be doing it again one weekend to explore the area in more depth.

From left to right
Styria, Me, Brian, Mforcer

1973 350SE, my first & fave


Great to read that everyone had a great time, just as I had done! It really is a beautiful part of the country to drive through and the company at lunch was fantastic too. My only regret was that we didn't get enough time to see more of the shops but it also gives reason to visit again... maybe we'll see you there Oscar :)

I hope we don't wait too long before the next day (or weekend?!) out :)
1977 450SE [Brilliant Red]
2006 B200


How about these 20"ers :o

I'm sure this is the 116 that followed myself and Styria thru Bowral last weekend. Coincidentally, that's where it's for sale.  There's no mistaking those rims.

280sel carsales

1973 350SE, my first & fave