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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Well. . . if work does not call by Friday morning, I intend to drive the Renntech 500E to the GTG.
    It is, after all, an E500E GTG.
    However, I am told by Jono that any car wearing the is welcome.
    I think there will be all kinds of cool cars. . . C126s, 6.0L quadcams, SL70, and more!

    Staying at a Hampton nearby.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Had planned to drive over Saturday but now suddenly?? Mother broke her hip a few back and is rehab over in Gadsden. She's giving them and us fits so depends on if she "behaves" or not if I can head over. Hope a "pedestrian" 034 is welcome LOL .
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    The more, the merrier.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Had the Renntech ready to drive down, hotel reserved, and camera ready when. . . scheduling called.
    Knowing that I was scheduled reserve on every weekend, I worked as much as possible to get this weekend off, but was assigned a two day trip tomorrow that will not get me back in time to make any of the weekend!
    To say that I am bummed is an understatement.

    Tomorrow is my wife's birthday and our anniversary, but even she was willing to forgo the celebrations until I returned from the GTG.
    I am truly sorry that I will not be able to be there. I know Jono has put a lot of work and planning into arranging this GTG, and I feel terrible that I can't be there to help.
    Hoping all of you have safe travels tomorrow and will try to attend the next GTG.

    On the positive side, I am thankful to have a job.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trae View Post
    On the positive side, I am thankful to have a job.
    I keep telling myself the same thing, but I think I may be lying...


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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I hope y'all are having fun in Atlanta/Lilburn. You should have plenty of company with the 80,000-strong NRA annual convention happening there !!










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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    After all, E500E owners are Fredom's safest place!
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I'll do my best to keep the road rage in check... no small feat here in the Atlanta metro area.

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Gentlemen, I just got back into town after a taxing week, and there's just too much to do here in Abstract Plains right now. I have to abort the mission this time. I'd love to be there, but I just can't work it out this time. Sorry...
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Hope the festivities are a hoot, and the turn out is great. Bummed I couldn't make it, but, family trumps everything.

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I'm in Seattle this weekend ... had to head in the opposite direction. ☹️


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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Any pictures of the festivities?

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    Any pictures of the festivities?
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I was supposed to be in charge of pictures, had the camera in the car, but was called to work and could not make it.
    Sorry guys.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Guess it didn't happen.


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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I didn't have much Time to take photos, but I know some others did...as I get them together I'll put up a gallery and post here..

    Was a good day, but man was I tired on Sunday!!



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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Big thanks to Jono and his crew for a great event. A lot of amazing cars to look at and I enjoyed catching up with board members I'd met before and also meeting a lot of new people. The food was awesome too!

    The new facility is top notch. Tons of space.

    The award for the coolest car has to go to the Hammer wagon, though the Hammer coupe was great too. And some great 500Es (pearl blue...drool). V12 R129, wide body SECs... Plenty of eye candy.

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    any pics taken at the event?
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Here are some pics. This just shows one corner of one part of the facility. So there was a lot more to see. Unfortunately I was too focused on looking at cars and not enough on taking pics for posterity. Also, my iphone wasn't doing a great job of accurately capturing some of the colors. If you think the cars look good in the pics, they were better in person.

    GTG 7.JPG GTG 8.JPG GTG 4.JPG

    GTG 5.JPG GTG 6.JPG GTG 3.JPG

    GTG 2.JPG GTG 1.JPG GTG 9.JPG

    GTG 10.JPG

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I spy in those few pics a Hammer sedan, Hammer wagon, and 7L R129.

    OH, and the Brumos 500E... and Klink's favorite, the Pearl Gray 500E too.

    Drool factor: eleventybillion.


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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    I spy in those few pics a Hammer sedan, Hammer wagon, and 7L R129.

    OH, and the Brumos 500E... and Klink's favorite, the Pearl Gray 500E too.

    Drool factor: eleventybillion.

    You are correct in all respects sir, except it's actually a pearl blue car, not pearl gray (those are different colors, right, or am I mixing up names?). That car is the most perfect E500E I have seen and I'm sure is easily one of the best in the country.

    And let's not forget the wall of wheels behind the hammers and R129. Surely that's worth of drool too!

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    now where is the emogi where the eyeballs are 3 feet out of your head and your tongue is on your shoe tops?
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Melville View Post
    You are correct in all respects sir, except it's actually a pearl blue car, not pearl gray (those are different colors, right, or am I mixing up names?). That car is the most perfect E500E I have seen and I'm sure is easily one of the best in the country.
    I'm not 100% certain but I think the one in the photo is code 122, Pearl Gray? There is another, very similar color which is Pearl Blue (aka Ice Blue), code 348, click here.



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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    That sure looks like 122 Pearl Grey. It also looks perfect!

    Thanks for sharing the photos.


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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I'm pretty sure it was pearl blue and it just looks like pearl grey because my phone was doing a bad job under the artificial lights of jono's shop. I even recall getting very annoyed that the pictures were coming out much greyer than the actual slate blue color of the car. Memory can be a tricky thing but I think it looked exactly like the car in the other thread linked in GSXR's post above.

    Regardless, the car is amazing.

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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    That wagon is the cat's meow.


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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I remember it as pearl blue as well. It is in beautiful condition. I may have a picture or but they are poor quality. Thanks, Melville.

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