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

    Happy New year y'all!

    On this cold/dreary day (@least here in the Atl) I figured it's a good time to start planning for our Grand Opening of the new facility, we're thinking something in the Early spring. Warm enough that we should have nice weather, not so cold for those from down south and a pleasant respite for those of y'all up north.

    Right now only april 9th through the 15th is off the table.

    Baring that, late march..early or late april/early may. Really just looking to get a feel for a time frame that works best for the largest contingent. Once we get some weekends settled up I'll see about getting some poll up...Democracy all the way, 'Merica!


    We're pretty darn excited...those who visited me @ the old shop will know it was @ Best rather constraining and limited in it's appeal. You'll find this new place quite the Opposite.

    you can see some pics/lead in on our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/blueridgemb/ and on my Snapchat jhodg5ck


    The more the merrier, we'll be bringing out All the interesting Tin we can muster...if weather permits we have some great day drives up into the N GA mtn's we can all partake in...Road Atlanta is usually doing something Interesting that time of year as well..in short, we have options to keep the weekend Interesting!

    Plenty of parking, food, drink and some Damn Fine coffee if I do say so..


    Hope to see y'all Here




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

    Great news Jono, haven't visited in a couple of years so I'm in. With advance notice, pretty much anytime can work.

    Looking forward to it already!

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

    Congratulations on the move to the new place Johnathan. Good reason to be excited. Looking forward to the GO and a fun GTG. Interested folks could also visit the newly opened Porsche facility and museum. Also, Road Atlanta is hosting a track day on March 17th. Cost is $250.00. More info here http://justtrackit.net/2017-calendar...march-17-2017/

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

    Can we shoot for one of the last two weekends in April? I'll definitely be there !!


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    Looking forward to it! Last two weekends in April would probably work for me. That is also a good time for the folks like me coming from up north. Low chance of snow. A track day sounds great but still a possibility of snow in mid-March which would keep my car in the garage.

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

    Waiting for you guys to schedule it.
    I work most weekends and holidays, so I'll do my best to make it.
    Just finished working 9 out of the last 11 days over Christmas and New Year.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trae View Post
    Waiting for you guys to schedule it.
    I work most weekends and holidays, so I'll do my best to make it.
    Just finished working 9 out of the last 11 days over Christmas and New Year.
    If it will help, Melville and I can sweep down from the north, kidnap and take you south with us. I'm sure your employer will understand . . . .

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

    Let's pick a date & get it on the calendar!!

    Any thoughts to do shirts/sweatshirts to commemorate the occasion?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Let's pick a date & get it on the calendar!!

    Any thoughts to do shirts/sweatshirts to commemorate the occasion?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Let's pick a date & get it on the calendar!!

    Any thoughts to do shirts/sweatshirts to commemorate the occasion?


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    I'm just looking @ my end, the last weekend in April..28th (Friday) through Sunday the 30th.

    How's that sit with everyone?

    Gerry, any way to finagle this cross forum? You know better then I w/ your crystal ball but my only worry is for those that don't much make a habit of stopping by the GTG section of the forum...

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

    Got that weekend reserved on the calendar. As it gets a bit closer, perhaps some of the folks from up north might see about caravanning down (or back up). That would be a sight . . . seeing half-a-dozen (or more) E500E's zipping down I-95/I-85.

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

    I think I can put up a "pop up" notice for folks, that can be easily dismissed.

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    I'll have to see how it goes with time and money- but I'd like to come. If so, I will be coming from the West and either up B'hm or through the backroads and down I-75. My best friend might come with me and that means a police escort =0)

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

    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing the new location. April 28-30 looks good, so far, for us. Hope we can make it a nice 'get together' again. Good luck!!

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    I will do my very best, if in Texas near that time, to drive. If not, then it will be a "fly-in and rent a car" type of deal. But that's not horrible.

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

    Good afternoon,

    Indeed it would be great to join this years 500E gathering. I haven't been too active on this forum lately but looking forward to getting involved and meeting you all this spring. The last time the 500E was out was to Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati, she's ready for another highway roll!

    I'll be one of those coming from the Northeast, Philadelphia area in specific if anyone would like to blast down together.

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

    That's great! Look forward to meeting you!

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

    I am extremely bummed out that I won't be able to make the GTG at the end of April.
    I have NO weekends off, but may be able to negotiate something.
    Jono has my 93' 500E, that needs an evaporator, at his shop.
    At least the car will make it.

    Maybe we should have an auction.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Gee,

    Jono is such a long ways from SoCal. It's tough to make a dedicated trip. I would have loved to meet some of you East Coast members especially Jono. He is always handing out advise to us all.

    To bad it's not a little earlier. I will be landing in Miami on April 10 and will be touring around Florida and not sure yet but maybe Georgia until the 24th to see what we can. There is an aweful lot down there for tourists to do.

    Anyway, on the 24th we board the Celebrity Equinox for 11 day Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico cruise that stops in New Orleans for a 3 day visit to the Jazz Festival. Let me be clear, I am not a big jazz fan but I grew up in NO and haven't been down since before Katrina. Just want to visit and see friends.

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

    Evening 036 bretheren!

    Posted some more particulars on our FaceCrack page...

    https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeMB/

    Terry, if you make it up to GA and you have any chance Please feel free to stop by Anytime...the rest of the crowd might not be here but I'll be glad to go through the place with you and show you all there is to see!!!

    Thank you for the kind words none the less...

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

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    Evening 036 bretheren!

    Posted some more particulars on our FaceCrack page...

    https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeMB/

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    We're excited to have y'all come by this Spring for a celebratory weekend filled with all things Mercedes.

    Starting on Saturday morning the 28th of April, we'll have a collection of Interesting, rare and unique examples of your favourite chassis on display. The facility also has Ample space for everyone to park and show off their own Personal cars...

    There will be catered food and drink available throughout the day and we'll of course be available for questions throughout.

    For those that would like to come along, Sunday we'll make a days drive into the north Georgia Mountain roads with a stop over for a proper lunch along the way.

    More updates will follow as the date comes closer but please feel free to contact us here or via 404.805.1357 with any questions or concerns!
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Sounds great!

    Let's get a tally of confirmed participants with a note of which, if any, car will be brought. Below are the people who have expressed interest so far.

    1. Jono
    2. Melville - 1992 smoke silver
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    4. Sheward - both 500Es
    5. 7delta - will try to make it
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    I'm going to try... but no guarantee.

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    I will be in Boca the week before or I would show.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    I'll be there with both my 500Es. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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

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    Sounds great!

    Let's get a tally of confirmed participants with a note of which, if any, car will be brought. Below are the people who have expressed interest so far.

    1. Jono
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    3. vatc5637 (?)
    4. Sheward (?)
    5. Samiam44 (?)
    6. JerseyGirl (?)
    7. Gerry (?)
    8. rubadub3 (?)
    Planning on it, looking good so far . . . 1993 (199)

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    Depending on conditions we Might have the track rat out for some full-retard fun...It's got two seats...
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    I canot attend. . Next year

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    I will be bringing the 1993 500E Black Pearl on Black, along with the hubby - Whitehawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    I will be bringing the 1993 500E Black Pearl on Black, along with the hubby - Whitehawk.
    Hey! There's another husband/wife out there who each have an E500E? I thought me and the missus were the only ones. COOL!


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    Hey! There's another husband/wife out there who each have an E500E? I thought me and the missus were the only ones. COOL!

    No, just the one 500E. We share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    No, just the one 500E. We share.
    Ah, got it... now that is true love, being able to share the same 036...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Hey! There's another husband/wife out there who each have an E500E? I thought me and the missus were the only ones. COOL!

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

    Wooops, forgot about you, Glen - my bad. If she drives the 036 too, I'd say that counts.


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    Wooops, forgot about you, Glen - my bad. If she drives the 036 too, I'd say that counts.

    She daily drove it for a year until my son went off to college last fall...now she's back in her S124.

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    She daily drove it for a year until my son went off to college last fall...now she's back in her S124.
    I would have found that to be a difficult adjustment. How's she taking it so far? Any requests for an upgrade to an S211 AMG?


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    I would have found that to be a difficult adjustment. How's she taking it so far? Any requests for an upgrade to an S211 AMG?

    Not at all, she's not very demanding but she does want a Tesla for her next car...maybe in a year or three. I'd prefer to wait until our son is out of college...

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

    I will be in Illinois working, but I want to visit!

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    Will try everything I can to be there.
    Currently scheduled to work.
    Want to drive the Jonomobile down since the 93' 500E is already there.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    It's not looking good for me to make it, unfortunately. I will do my best to try to be there, but not looking good at this point.

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

    Good evening all,

    As I'm putting together this seasons car show / travel schedule it appears I'm going to unfortunately miss this meet. I was hoping to be able to run down but there is too much on the ticket.

    I hope to meet you all over this years east coast events!

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    Reminding everyone that this GTG starts April 28th!
    Doing all I can to make it. . .
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    Definitely can't be there Friday, but Saturday could be a GO.
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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

    Updated list:

    1. Jono
    2. Melville - 1992 smoke silver
    3. Ntrepid (?) - riding shotgun with Melville
    4. vatc5637 - 1993 (199)
    5. Sheward - both 500Es
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the festivities.

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    Bummer...we're looking to have quite a turn out, around 100 ppl have confirmed already..! Would love to have a Strong showing of 036's....cause, ya know..I have a thing for them..

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

    Hi Jon, I will attend with my 036 on Saturday!



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

    Pics or it never happened
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    Hope to have that covered with my wife's most excellent camera.
    Photography is her thing.
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    cool, now she can see that you are not an oddball with the sickness but many people have it! My wife actually enjoys the MB road trips...
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    Re: 500E Board GTG/Blue Ridge Mercedes Grand opening of our new digs...:)

    Less than 1 week and counting! We're driving down from Nashville area, hope to be there by noon on Friday. See ya'll then!

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

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    Hi Jon, I will attend with my 036 on Saturday!



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

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    Less than 1 week and counting! We're driving down from Nashville area, hope to be there by noon on Friday. See ya'll then!
    Safe travels y'all..Let us know if we can do anything before hand...

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

    I may not be able to make it after all. Might be a last minute decision. I know everyone is panicking at this news!! Stay strong! Don't cancel the event!

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    I may not be able to make it after all. Might be a last minute decision. I know everyone is panicking at this news!! Stay strong! Don't cancel the event!

    That's no bueno Sir!
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    That's no bueno Sir!
    I'm going to burn the midnight oil to try to clear up a backlog of work so that I can make it as planned.

    Also, I don't think I saw the address of the new location. So folks don't go to the old facility, here it is:

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

    Jono,

    Is there a schedule of what's going on Friday & Saturday available? Just trying to do some planning as work threatens to intrude on my weekend.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vatc5637 View Post
    Jono,

    Is there a schedule of what's going on Friday & Saturday available? Just trying to do some planning as work threatens to intrude on my weekend.

    Thanks!
    Friday I figure depending on who/how many show up/when we'll likely head off to one of two places for a late-ish dinner...

    Saturday, we'll be getting started here 9:30-10. Food will be here b/w 12-1.. We'll have coffee/drinks/morning type snacks around. Saturday will be spent @ the shop, have everyones car lined up so all can see, plus what ever interesting things we have here will be out for discussion/questions etc, etc.. We're going to leave some lifts open JIC some cars need some looking @...

    Sunday, we'll get an early start, hope to be on the road by 7:30-ish and we'll drive up towards to the N GA mtns for a tasty lunch...
    From there, people can head off in which ever direction suits their fancy. I'll be headed back to the shop/atl FWIW>

    Hope that helps some!
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