Author Topic: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december  (Read 13952 times)

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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #30 on: 01 December 2012, 07:02 PM »
Hi oversize, yep it's the Tiger that is located at Bovington tank museum in south England. By a stroke of good fortune we were there during the 'All American Armour day' and what a day it was, heaps of things to see and do. The tank museum had just finished restoring the tank and Saturday morning was the first full test drive, I remember it well, about 10am the the crowd stood stunned as this incredible noise came from behind a big shed near the maintenance yard, some people like a chorus said ' that's the Tiger they got it started' and seriously the whole crowd bolted to the scene, we were there first and it was impressive to say the least. It trundled past us within a few meters and the noise was incredible, if any one goes to the UK check the Bovington museum out, incredible place, there is one in France as well in Sanur and that actually has an operational King Tiger (check on UTube, they'd have it trundling down a road in Brest during VE celebrations, now that thing is HUGE (yep, went to that museum as well) now, if you hop onto Pitstop bookshop you can buy the 'how to buy, maintain and rebuild' the Tiger tank based on the years of research Bovington went through, yep , got that on my coffee table, makes for cool conversation :) will bring along next week.7
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #31 on: 02 December 2012, 01:49 AM »
Now that's something I'd like to see (and hear)!  I always like the Tigers because they were just huge!  Damn I wish I was going next weekend....   :(
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #32 on: 02 December 2012, 11:49 PM »
At this stage all going well I am expecting to drive down from my house in the hills so if anyone wants a lift from around here I am happy to divert and pick them up.

Bill

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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #33 on: 03 December 2012, 04:06 AM »
Yeah I wouldn't mind!!!   ;)
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #34 on: 03 December 2012, 05:04 PM »
Oversize,

I've sent you a PM with my mobile.

Bill

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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #35 on: 03 December 2012, 11:37 PM »
I WISH you'd pick me up from Victoria!!!  LOL!  Sadly I won't be able to make it....   :'(  Charge those cameras & post lots of pix n video guys!!!  Make us proud!   8) ;D ;) :)
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #36 on: 04 December 2012, 12:05 AM »
Hi Bill I would like a lift if you PM your address I will meet you there . And I will make sure I bring my Nikon for you oversize. Geoff :)
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FINAL PLAN SUNDAY DECEMBER 9
« Reply #37 on: 04 December 2012, 08:00 AM »
Gentleman,
excuse my tardiness on the final plan. as we all are, ive been hectic. the plan is as follows

0900 i will be departing from my dads house (6.9s kept there) in Subiaco.  Those in the western suburbs are welcome to depart from here with me or just
   meet at the paint shop (below) at 0930.
0930 meet at WPAutobody. 2 Purser Loop Bassendean WA
   Mr Jason Mooney will show us WAs newest Mercedes authorised paint shop and its facilities. i imagine this may be for anywhere from 1/2 hr to an hr pending
   how many questions TJ can come up with. 
1030 depart Bassendean.  Head north via Tonkin Highway, West onto Morley Drive and ultimately Karrinyup Road. 
11ish  Just prior to Kwinana freeway entry, stop and regroup at Stirling Civic Gardens.  Then depart as a reunited group (the lights on Morley drive would likely
   separate us!) onto Kwinana freeway.  Drive in convoy and get off at Vincent Street. Turn left onto Vincent and then right onto Oxford Street
1130ish Gather in carpark at southern end of Oxford Street (junction Leederville Parade).  Large carpark should permit the obligatory 'group park'!
   Coffee or early lunch on Oxford street. 

the things i now need off you (please all email me on my PM or email link)
1)are you attending
2)mobile telephone number, so i can ring you if you get lost (i will reply to your email with my phone number)
3)where you plan to meet, at my fathers house in Subiaco (please email for address) or at the paint shop
4)would you prefer to just randomly select meal/coffee place on Oxford street Leederville or would you prefer to book something?

I apologise if some perceive the route as a bit mundane but it has a few advantages including a final destination close to the freeway which will be good for many of our colleagues who are centrally based.

At this time, i have personally invited another two owners (i just found one in my neighbourhood today!!).  Both Motec and ChrisP will be carless and looking for a ride.  Motec seems to already be sorted. im happy to chaufeur (damn the spelling) when we have met up but would only be leaving for western suburbs on conclusion.

I will forward this as a private email to those i already know of but please PM me the answers to the above questions.
regards
nathan
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #38 on: 04 December 2012, 05:19 PM »
I have contacted ChrisP and will pick him up at 0900 and see you all at Bassendean at 0930.

Bill

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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #39 on: 04 December 2012, 09:27 PM »
I will bring my House of Kolors catalog if anyone is interested in looking. Geoff  :)
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #40 on: 05 December 2012, 07:54 AM »
thanks WGB,
at present
meeting at my fathers place is John6007 and his father (2 cars?), Goldacre, TJ450
meeting at the paint shop will be WGB (with Chris P and Motec), David G (and wife), HiHo (and Ash), Dellboy, Major Tom

i found a neighbour whose dad has a 280. whilst not free on sunday he is up for future events and i got his details.  i also spoke to the son of the guy selling the brown 6.9 the other day. he was a nice talkative fellow and said he would pass on details to his dad but havent heard back.
Chris V (red 6.9) is overseas and only returns sunday morning.

anyhow, we might crack the mystical 10 car barrier. if you know anyone else, let them know!!
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #41 on: 05 December 2012, 10:46 PM »
Tops, exhausted all my leads to get a W116 and even a couple of W126s to come along  :'(

I will be there at Nathans dads place but be warned/prepared as i am taking mum back home to the wheatbelt with me Sunday so the car will have three dogs and mum in it which should be interesting to say the least  :-X

Yep Nathan, the hubcaps are still shiny steel (more so when i get the Brasso onto them) will ask paint man to make me a deal i cannot refuse  ;D

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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #42 on: 06 December 2012, 02:21 AM »
Yep, two 116's with my Dad driving #6466, so he has the job of making it look nice. (In the 70's he did buy new two (white) 280SE's, I wonder if they are still alive).

This week I had #5628 on the hoist for a oil change and filter, although the 'old' oil was still looking fresh. Fortunately it looks pretty clean and straight underneath. I had a few window switch gremlins but now all sorted and ready for Sunday. Ten 116's would be nice.

John
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #43 on: 08 December 2012, 05:46 AM »
all right guys,
sorry i didnt get round to sending a group SMS later today, was hectic as usual.
absolute disaster today with one of the 116s. thinking id tidy 3 of them up before tomorrows meeting, i got my brothers (was dads) 280sel off him and cleaned it. even clay barred the central panels. the battery was flat as my brother rarely drives it so i had it idling on the driveway and i thought id swap it into the garage with another car. reversing out the 124 wagen i forgot id left the drivers door open on the 280. absolutely screwed it. oh the irony of having arranged a visit to a panel shop.
anyhow, the next post will probably be pics of the day. i suggest we start another thread for pics so they are on page 1 and not several pages into a posting??
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Re: WA 116 gathering sunday 9th december
« Reply #44 on: 08 December 2012, 04:15 PM »
I hope you're having a great day guys n gals!  I wish I was there....  Good idea about a new thread
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P