G-Wagon 40th Anniversary at Mercedes Brooklands

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Calling all G wagon owners new and old.

Calling all G’s allover including Ireland, isle of man, UK And Europe meet to celebrate 40 Years of our G beloved G’s at Mercedes Brooklands for a big gathering this Summer.

I am speaking to Mercedes Brooklands about the event, i need solid numbers as i want to invite a certain Mercedes magazine crew to accomodate us on photos and writeups

Date will be confirmed once we have enough attending etc.

Lets get GWOA on the map again guys

 

Can we start a list on who will be attending

1. Gooch

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Do you know when this would take place

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Hi mate, possibly June/July thanks

* If we get good numbers that is ...

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Well done gooch for getting this started!

Count me in - 300GES.

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markhowes wrote:

Well done gooch for getting this started!

Count me in - 300GES.

I really hope we get numbers, need over a good 30 -40 to make a dent etc.

Any help would be appreciated guys to promote this whole venture.

Goochie

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Count us in please.

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Well done guys! Come on GWOA

 

1. Goochie

2. Markhowes

3. Fraj

4. Prwales?

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Gooch - are you going to limit this to GWOA members? I have seen a couple of G Wagens round and about. If I come across the drivers again I could let them know about this. Of course it would probably be best to do that once you have a date set.

I get on quite well with the service manager at my local MB dealership. Once we know the details I could ask if he would let any G owners on their books know about it too.

 

 

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Hi mate fair point, at this rate we wont achieve much, so anyone invited, but we need names/tel numbers to go on etc. Maybe we need to ask GWOA for cashing in on doing some flyers with contact details etc.

Ok let me speak to magazine and get a set date, i need to check theres no risk on my part as im just trying to hook people up for the machines we love!

Ill get back by this week coming.

Cheers

G.

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Yes please! Great venue for all ages (Brooklands Museum next door etc)

If it's of interest, I might be able to get a battered old Unimog along too?

1. Goochie

2. Markhowes

3. Fraj

4. Prwales?

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at this rate we wont achieve much,

Don't get too despondent about lack of numbers just yet. It's only been a day and a half. wink

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you can count me in, but date is important.

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Thank you guys, keep these coming!

1. Goochie

2. Markhowes

3. Fraj

4. Prwales

5. OldEnglish68

6. Theo

7. Omid

8. Sasha

9. JDRING

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When I get my freakin G230 back, I'll be there  JDRING

Maybe 'next week'.  New water pump, possibly.  Otherwise what could be preventing water circulation (thermostat removed)

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What a great idea. I will forever be sorry at having to miss the tremendously happy and successful GWR get together outside Dublin recently. I doff my cap to you, Gooch, and wish you well with all the planning for this. With the crazy schedules some of us dance around an idea of a likely date would be very helpful. Let us hope that as many as possible, from all over, can make it to Brooklands.
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What a great idea. I will forever be sorry at having to miss the tremendously happy and successful GWR get together outside Dublin recently. I doff my cap to you, Gooch, and wish you well with all the planning for this. With the crazy schedules some of us dance around an idea of a likely date would be very helpful. Let us hope that as many as possible, from all over, can make it to Brooklands.

Thanks a lot 

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As long as the dates dont clash its a yes

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Hello,

 

Once I know the date I'm in!!!

 

Great

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Sounds like a good idea. Would depend on the date of course.

 

Put me on the list please!

Rowland Kenny.

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You are a  brave guy Gooch - Good Luck.

May I suggest trying to invite the Pinzgauer Club and they chip into the event as well.  This could also bloster the number of attendants too.

I would like to be there and looking into how to make it happen. I will forward you with some of my own ideas and if I can assist you in any research or any thing of this nature, I am willing to help if at all possible.

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You are a  brave guy Gooch - Good Luck.

May I suggest trying to invite the Pinzgauer Club and they chip into the event as well.  This could also bloster the number of attendants too.

I would like to be there and looking into how to make it happen. I will forward you with some of my own ideas and if I can assist you in any research or any thing of this nature, I am willing to help if at all possible.

 

Appreciated, to be honest yes if theres any other suggestions to boost the number of atendees would be of great help.

I should know a date from brooklands and the magazine together this week

Regards

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Hi Gooch,

A thought - not sure how far along you are with your discussions with the people at Brooklands but have you thought of signing up all those attending for a go on their 4x4 course?

I'm sure it would encourage more owners to come along.

Maybe they would give us a group or club discount and maybe the GWOA could pay? There is lots of money sitting in the club's bank account.

Best

 

 

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markhowes wrote:

Hi Gooch,

A thought - not sure how far along you are with your discussions with the people at Brooklands but have you thought of signing up all those attending for a go on their 4x4 course?

I'm sure it would encourage more owners to come along.

Maybe they would give us a group or club discount and maybe the GWOA could pay? There is lots of money sitting in the club's bank account.

Best

 

 

This is the thing..... i dont know anyone whos actually running this website anymore hence the reason why im trying to keep this clean cut.

Basically whoever wants to come then come have a picture, have a chat and magazine feature and good get together.

I would love someone senior to step in to maybe get at least drinks going for people 

On day?

 

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I would love someone senior to step in to maybe get at least drinks going for people 

On day?

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Or one expensive Bratwurst - have you the Brookland's returant price list?

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Subject to dates - I would like to join the list.

Just out of interest who is running the GWOA now and has control of the Limited company and its assets. Please show yourself.

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I would love someone senior to step in to maybe get at least drinks going for people 

On day?

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Or one expensive Bratwurst - have you the Brookland's returant price list?

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love that! It will be easier to just get our own drinks in Flaske's mate lol

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Come on everyone, everywhere who benefits from this site... and others!
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Any progress on dates, perchance?
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Any progress on dates, perchance?

 

Hi to be honest i cant see the numbers on GWOA......

Maybe we need to stick to a realistic 15-20 cars???

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Like me, I imagine that most potential attendees would not be able to commit to anything without knowing a date...
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Oops! That previous post was empty... although I thought that I had pressed the right buttons. I was simply wondering whether there was any more information available on dates and venues for a possible jaunt.
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I'd love to come along but sadly my G Wagon will be a long way off being on the road. Date is important as we are on holiday in June. Anyone in the Bristol area or passing enroute fancy a passenger happy to give a contribution towards fuel. It'd be nice to travel to the event in a G, I've only driven mine a few yards round a yard so far.

Here are the latest picures of mine at Enviro Strip in Tamworth taken this week.

 

 

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Hi count me in,let me have details as soon as available,regards Peter

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I'm still in and got my G back, finally. Date?
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I'd be very keen to come along, but to echo everyone else - date is important... 

Cheers

Hagar

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As much as I would dearly like to be in attendance and after careful thought I have decided it would not be prudent for me not to come.

Logistically; on grounds of my mobility and other issues, I am too much of a liability to myself to take on such an outting. To the rest of you enjoy your day and please post photos, photos and more photos to encompass the atmosphere of the event.

Cheers,

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Just an update !!

Date for event  SAT 15th June or SAT 22nd June

Yes i have two dates but not up for negotiating by anyone these are the only dates

I have both MB World and the magazine on this but we are negotiating a firm date based on these two.

Please i need exact numbers by next week from everyone please.

Thanks

Gb

 

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Both days are inked into the diary. Congratulations, Goochie, for getting it this far. These things are never as straightforward as they could and should be - especially in today's strange world!
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Both days are inked into the diary. Congratulations, Goochie, for getting it this far. These things are never as straightforward as they could and should be - especially in today's strange world!

 

Lol

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Yes- either date is good for me.

Well done gooch for persevering.

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nice one for keeping onto them. I can make 22nd, but not the 15th. 

Cheers

Hagar

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I'm in.  Either date with 2 people.  Have to leave early if the 22nd.

 

 

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Thank you guys, keep these coming!

1. Goochie

2. Markhowes

3. Fraj

4. Prwales

5. OldEnglish68

6. Theo

7. Omid

8. Sasha

9. JDRING

10. hniblett

11. Rowland kenny

12. PeterB

13. Intisol

14. OldEnglish68

15. Spyder(Joe) ?

16.

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15th works but not 22nd

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Thats a shame, the date might be 15th June.

Will keep you posted

Thanks 

Gooch

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More numbers please

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Fantastic job on getting this far! My apologies for not standing up sooner, but was waiting for potential dates, although always suspected to be difficult as every weekend already booked, as is unfortunately the case. Also thought initially it was planned for later in the year, so to see June dates has somewhat surprised me.Hopefully still get a good turnout and interested to see plan of day.

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Stew-Em wrote:

Fantastic job on getting this far! My apologies for not standing up sooner, but was waiting for potential dates, although always suspected to be difficult as every weekend already booked, as is unfortunately the case. Also thought initially it was planned for later in the year, so to see June dates has somewhat surprised me.Hopefully still get a good turnout and interested to see plan of day.

Thanks! Pop over if you can

Cheers

 

 

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Good luck with the event, unfortunately my truck is in the bodyshop having a full and proper body refurb, so no chance of having her back in time !