Photo Shoot 17th March

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OK , Subject to the truck being back in my Hot sweaty little hands, who else is turning up? (The ONe Lizzy Pope is setting up)

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can't find the original post but im interested.
what are the details? (or link to the original post?)

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Mr.Sav wrote:
can't find the original post but im interested.
what are the details? (or link to the original post?)

Could not find it - as memory is getting bad (and Max even did a search). BUt this was for the 30th thingy that the MB Club were doing? I think Unless you have been in corrispondance with Lizzy Pope (who is the organiser) it's invite only :(

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this one?

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lphong wrote:
this one?

Yup! :roll:

Spider1V :P

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I think Unless you have been in corrispondance with Lizzy Pope (who is the organiser) it's invite only :(

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i thought that could be the case - if i can find her contact details it'll be worth a quick correspondence. she can only say 'no'.

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lphong wrote:
this one?

nice one!

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I contacted her a few days ago... here is her reply...

Hi!

Thanks for your reply. We've organised it all now for next week, I'm afraid. But thank you for getting in touch.

Lizzie

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Thanks for your reply. We've organised it all now for next week, I'm afraid. But thank you for getting in touch.

Lizzie

wish i had read that before i just PM'd her!!! :D

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wish i had read that before i just PM'd her!!! :D

OO!! I should have put that up earlier!

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just got the same response 8)

so who's in? how many G's will represent?

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I'll be there and cant wait! Should be a really good event, and must remember to get the car cleaned on Monday!

So so far we have:
Adnaan - W463 G270 CDi LWB
Spider1V - W463 G500 LWB

I think there are 4 in total?

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great, cant wait to see the pics when they are published.
all LWB so far. i did ask her if she wanted a SWB, would have been a nice bit of variation i guess :lol:

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Mr.Sav wrote:
great, cant wait to see the pics when they are published.
all LWB so far. i did ask her if she wanted a SWB, would have been a nice bit of variation i guess :lol:

Sav, Sav, Sav,

Maybe SIZE is important? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Spider1V - Sorry - could not resist such a puerile comment.....

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lol!! nice....but what really matters is having one that works properly and is used every day - not one that's been out of action for weeks (or is it months now??)

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lol!! nice....but what really matters is having one that works properly and is used every day - not one that's been out of action for weeks (or is it months now??)

Ohhhhhh Nice one, well and truly OWNED :roll: :oops:

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:lol: Thats cruel :lol:

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I hope you have time for a good old mockney sing along "knees up Mother Brown", "down at the old bull and bush" etc etc etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZH47Xevshg

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Finally got my car registered today so now im off Saudi plates on on to UK plates. Now Im gonna have to worry about parking tickets again!

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Well, it was fun and exciting - however BEFORE the story get out of hand, my battery ran down and Shauny had to give me a jump start! :oops:

Can you see the 'AMG 55' that turned up???? :wink:

Nice to see you all again, shame Mark was not there :cry:

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Well, it was fun and exciting - however BEFORE the story get out of hand, my battery ran down and Shauny had to give me a jump start! :oops:

Can you see the 'AMG 55' that turned up???? :wink:

Nice to see you all again, shame Mark was not there :cry:

Spider1V

Oh Spider man what can I say! At least my car started first time ehh! :wink:

Your gonna love what I've got of your one ripping it up the hill - take a looook.

Look out Goochie 'we have dust on out shoes!' LOL.

Oh and lastly of all! The rangers

More to follow tommorow

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Nice pics - but a shame there are no SWBs, Cabrios or 460/1s...

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More of todays.

Ady (adnaan) going from Virgin to Sex addict up the Hill! Good stuff! 8)

Mr Bond having a picture next to the cleanest car out! or better known as the 'Cod Father' aka Shauny

And the Photographer at his best...

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Look out Goochie 'we have dust on out shoes!' LOL.

Mr Bond having a picture next to the cleanest car out!

Great these pics and the shady characters in them will definitely confirm people's beliefs that Gs are only driven by mafia, pimps, footballers or fish killers... :lol:

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great photos 8)

That photographer is one of our early 911 boys

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Had a great time meeting the guys and with the Mag folk. Thanks Lizzie for organising it.

Here are a few pics from the day.

BTW Gooch. Looks like the G55 cant keep up with a G270! :lol: :lol:

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A few more

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Final set

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Had a great time meeting the guys and with the Mag folk. Thanks Lizzie for organising it.

Here are a few pics from the day.

BTW Gooch. Looks like the G55 cant keep up with a G270! :lol: :lol:

Yeah Yeah talk to the hand..... :D

Unfortunatley my wife was nagging on the line coz I didn't speak to her all day (she says)... Poor excuse I know, had to stop on one side for about five minutes and sort her out! Women eh :x

I like your pics they come out nice, must say your G looks cool in those shots.

Spider's G had some awesome sound I have to admit man.

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For those of us not familiar, can you give us a who's who and who's G they belong to then? Or is that need-to-know only?!

Looks like a good day, shame there's not more of a cross section of G's though. Was that down to lack of volunteers or did the magazine choose?

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Yeah yeah. Blame the mrs. Best sounding car of the day has to go to the man with the G500. Damn im jealous!

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Yeah yeah. Blame the mrs. Best sounding car of the day has to go to the man with the G500. Damn im jealous!

Me too!

But not for long as i'm thinking to get a G55 by the end of April so soon i'll be roaring the streets of London and annoying the Gavas... 8)

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For those of us not familiar, can you give us a who's who and who's G they belong to then? Or is that need-to-know only?!

Looks like a good day, shame there's not more of a cross section of G's though. Was that down to lack of volunteers or did the magazine choose?

Blue = Shauny - Brown fleece and Sunglasses
Silver = Modificata - Blue top
Black = Gooch - Black top (and sonic the hedgehog hairstyle! :) )
Grey = Spider1V - Orange Top

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Blue = Shauny - Brown fleece and Sunglasses
Silver = Modificata - Blue top
Black = Gooch - Black top (and sonic the hedgehog hairstyle! :) )
Grey = Spider1V - Orange Top

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so thats Shaun the sheep in his fleece then
and Spider I didn't know you were Ginger :lol:

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You bunch of tarts ,
A day off work to go to a photo shoot , indeed :lol: .....
what next you lot clad in thongs ...dear oh dear ...

Besides all that hope you had a good time ,
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You bunch of tarts ,
A day off work to go to a photo shoot , indeed :lol: .....
what next you lot clad in thongs ...dear oh dear ...

Besides all that hope you had a good time ,
Twodogs

Well since it was my first time offroad I thought next time I would try fish killing. Spider fancy showing how its done when you next get back from the rainforest! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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twodogs wrote:
You bunch of tarts ,
A day off work to go to a photo shoot , indeed :lol: .....
what next you lot clad in thongs ...dear oh dear ...

Besides all that hope you had a good time ,
Twodogs

Well since it was my first time offroad I thought next time I would try fish killing. Spider fancy showing how its done when you next get back from the rainforest! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ahhh you need the fish 'cod father' aka Shauny. I am the 'Rabbit Killer'

BTW - rainforest well and truly molested! :wink:

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what a set of great pics.. must be a nice day for all.
can't wait for the mag to come out.

adnaan, i thought a saudi plate amongst the lot would give a nice variation for the photos. no?

and the AMG wheels, wow..
they look so good, even on a non-AMG wide fenders.
do they stick out much? (out of the fenders, that is)
i think i'll start saving my pennies now

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Blue = Shauny - Brown fleece and Sunglasses
Silver = Modificata - Blue top
Black = Gooch - Black top (and sonic the hedgehog hairstyle! :) )
Grey = Spider1V - Orange Top

Spider1V

Thanks Spider.

Big wheels and bigger noise are great but the ladder and roofrack get my vote when it somes to accessorising. Nice one Shauny. Presumably they'd fit on a 55 though!!

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Yes good day had by all thanks to all those involved, rack used by photographer for ariel shots, all his snaps being sent to me via disc after the mags publication in mid june to coeinsde with 30th event

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Yes good day had by all thanks to all those involved, rack used by photographer for ariel shots, all his snaps being sent to me via disc after the mags publication in mid june to coeinsde with 30th event

BTW, are you sure that they will release the mag in mid June? I would have thought that they would do it for the June issue (to be released in the second fortnight of May) so that anyone interested in attending the event would know about it through the magazine!

Lovely pictures mate!

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Just relaying what was said by the editor, did think a bit strange timing myself thought be on me way to Gratz when it arrives at home. you still going Jesus?

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shochu wrote:
what a set of great pics.. must be a nice day for all.
can't wait for the mag to come out.

adnaan, i thought a saudi plate amongst the lot would give a nice variation for the photos. no?

and the AMG wheels, wow..
they look so good, even on a non-AMG wide fenders.
do they stick out much? (out of the fenders, that is)
i think i'll start saving my pennies now

I wish I could have kept the Saudi plate on but sadly had to get it changed. I still have the Saudi plates on my other car though so until I change that I still get the celebrity treatment!

I didnt realise until Gooch told me that the AMG come in two widths. Standard and extra wide. Gooch has the standard width so they dont stick out any further than normal. Im definately going to get a set for my car.

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shochu wrote:
what a set of great pics.. must be a nice day for all.
can't wait for the mag to come out.

adnaan, i thought a saudi plate amongst the lot would give a nice variation for the photos. no?

and the AMG wheels, wow..
they look so good, even on a non-AMG wide fenders.
do they stick out much? (out of the fenders, that is)
i think i'll start saving my pennies now

I wish I could have kept the Saudi plate on but sadly had to get it changed. I still have the Saudi plates on my other car though so until I change that I still get the celebrity treatment!

I didnt realise until Gooch told me that the AMG come in two widths. Standard and extra wide. Gooch has the standard width so they dont stick out any further than normal. Im definately going to get a set for my car.

Before I bought my Wheels these lot quoted me around £2500 with tyres for the 285 versions have look, they are 20 minutes away from me..... they have all sorts of stuff for the g-wagen.

http://www.cksperformance.com/mercedes/PDFs/Body_KitsPDF/463_g_2006_1_0.pdf

CKS Performance Ltd,
Unit 22, Peerglow Industrial Estate, Olds Approach,
Tolpits Lane, Watford, WD18 9SR
Tel: 0044 (0)20 8432 6363
0044 (0)1923 897007
Fax: 0044 (0)1923 897107
Sales@cksperformance.com

or this is where I bought the 265 versions from:

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/mercedes_alloy_wheels/g_class_w463_allo...

Alloy Wheels Direct Ltd will provide a quick response to all enquiries by email: info@alloywheelsdirect.net

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principal place of business: Beechcroft Everleigh Road Haxton Salisbury SP4 9PT UK

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this is new to me..
i've never heard of a standard width G55 rim

anyway, the standard width (eg astaroth) is 7.5" standard tyre width is 265.
the old AMG (star shaped) rim is 8.5"
the one like you have is supposed to be 9.5", of which 285 tyres are usually mounted on. the alloywheelsdirect link you provided did say it was 9.5"

the ones you have are 7.5" wide?

regardless..
they look good. it's going to take me a while, but i'll start to put some money aside for them very soon

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Me too!

But not for long as i'm thinking to get a G55 by the end of April so soon i'll be roaring the streets of London and annoying the Gavas... 8)

You weren't joking were you!

http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/MERCEDES-BENZ+G+CLASS/Ne-2...

That photoshoot was just an elaborate way to get promo shots done I reckon!

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gooch wrote:

Me too!

But not for long as i'm thinking to get a G55 by the end of April so soon i'll be roaring the streets of London and annoying the Gavas... 8)

You weren't joking were you!

http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/MERCEDES-BENZ+G+CLASS/Ne-2...

That photoshoot was just an elaborate way to get promo shots done I reckon!

It's all part of the game 'Grecian' boy! But I must say I enjoyed everyones company and G's that day. :wink:

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Hi guys,

I'd not seen this thread so it's a bit late in the day but better have answers to your questions late than never... Firstly, I'm glad you all enjoyed the day as I did. The feature looks fab and I look forward to seeing it in the magazine.

Someone asked about the choice of Gs. Yes, undoubtedly, something more representative of the entire range and the history of the G-Wagen would have been preferable but the main thing was getting the shoot done. I posted on here and if you replied and were free on the day you came, that's how you got involved. If a more varied selection had popped up, they'd have been in the photos.

Why is it being published in the July 2009 magazine (in the shops June 19th)? Clearly it had to be done in 2009 as that's the 30th anniversary but other than that it was just a case of when it would fit in the magazine.

Anway, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again to everyone for their support and I hope you like the finished feature.

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Looking back at some old photos on location, good day that was!