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    Bill Ainsworth
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    WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    WT18 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Our friends at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, CA have been kind enough to open their facility once again and host the 2018 WinterTech event.
    Topics will include the history and restoration process of the First production 190 SL, which is currently in progress at the Classic Center. More topics & details to come.

    Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
    9 Whatney, Irvine, CA 92618


    Friday, 2/9 - Welcome Reception at the Double Tree Hotel, Irvine, CA
    There will be an evening reception/dinner on Friday February 9th (at the hotel)

    Saturday, 2/10 - Tech session, lunch and evening dinner (more details to come)

    Sunday, 2/11 - For those staying in the area, we’ve arranged a tour at the Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne airport (SNA). Featuring Vintage aircraft and classic car displays.
    Tour begins at 10:00 am, about an hour long. $1 off admission fees for 190 SL Group members

    Airport:
    For those flying in, John Wayne Airport (SNA) is just a few miles away from the hotel and the Classic Center.

    Registration available at the Club Store
    Register no later than Jan. 26th - Registration is now closed and will not be available at the event
    Cost $100


    Host Hotel: $119.(per night - Fri./Sat.) Book room no later than Jan. 20th
    Doubletree Hotel, Irvine Spectrum
    90 Pacifica, Irvine, CA 92618
    949/471-8611

    Contact: Chris Donanto
    190 SL Group Doubletree Reservation Link:
    Complimentary shuttle service to/from John Wayne Airport
    Complimentary shuttle service to/from Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center
    $3 shuttle service 5 mile radius from hotel (MB Classic Center is 3.2 miles)
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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Bill ..... Thanks for hosting WinterTech again. This sounds like another very interesting event and I am looking forward to attending.
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Boxster 'S'; Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Time to register is slipping by, the registration deadline is Jan 26, just three weeks away.

    Here is a list of the currently registered attendees:
    WinterTech Registration


    Bill Ainsworth, Laguna Hills, CA
    Rhonda Bailey, Coronado, CA
    Jon Bernardi, San Marcos, CA
    Steve Brown, Seattle, WA
    Robert Clendenin, Punta Gorda, FL
    David Coomber, Carlsbad, CA
    Don Drabik, Maple City, MI
    Richard Fosmoe, Auburn Hills, MI
    Don Freese, Chesterton, IN
    Terry Horne, Maricopa, AZ
    Rolf Sellge, Laguna Niguel, CA
    Bryan Shook, Milton , PA
    Robert Statkiewicz, Towson, MD
    Frank Stutzman, Boise, ID
    Jim Villers, Virginia Beach, VA
    Richard Walker, Portland, OR
    Scott Wallace, Carlsbad, CA
    Frank Wicks, Sonoita, AZ
    Cory Youngberg, Newport Beach, CA
    Last edited by Bill Ainsworth; 01-08-2018 at 08:13 PM.
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Boxster 'S'; Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Added my registration today!
    Jack English
    1960 #15229 Since 1972
    1971 MBZ 300SEL 6.3 Since 1983
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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Added my registration today.....finalized flight and booking hotel now....booked room at Double tree......see you guys in Feb
    Last edited by Dave Polny; 01-06-2018 at 08:19 PM. Reason: Update
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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Finish registering, looking forward to seeing everyone and having a great time.
    Jim Huey
    61 190SL
    81 300SD
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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Me too.
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    Beaufort, SC

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    tried to book a room today - they are all taken....
    LarrySpitzmiller
    Lexington, KY
    1962 190SL #25196
    1959 190SL #1853

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    CORRECTION! I had requested Thursday arrival and was told all reserved rooms were taken - have found out from Bill that they still have rooms reserved but must specify Fri-Sat....
    LarrySpitzmiller
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    1962 190SL #25196
    1959 190SL #1853

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Here is the current list of members registered for WinterTech, current count 38:

    First Last City State Number
    Bill Ainsworth Laguna Hills CA 1
    Rhonda Bailey Coronado CA 2
    Jon Bernardi San Marcos CA 1
    Steve Brown Seattle WA 1
    Robert Clendenin Punta Gorda FL 1
    David Coomber Carlsbad CA 1
    Don Drabik Maple City MI 2
    Jack English Carmel Valley CA 1
    Richard Fosmoe Auburn Hills MI 1
    Don Freese Chesterton IN 1
    Michael Herrmann El Dorado Hills CA 1
    Terry Horne Maricopa AZ 1
    Jim Huey San Clemente CA 1
    John Jacobson Newport MN 1
    Nils Jensen Portland OR 1
    Jesse Lee Scottsdale AZ 1
    Steve Maiocco Falmouth MA 1
    John McCorquodale Delta BC 1
    Tyler Oppenheim Snoqualmie WA 1
    Greg Peirce Beauford SC 1
    David Polny Jupiter FL 1
    Thomas Raffetto Costa Mest CA 1
    Jon Reiter Kenwood CA 1
    Rolf Sellge Lagunta Niguel CA 1
    Bryan Shook Milton PA 2
    Craig Smith La Crecenta CA 1
    Larry Spitzmiller Lexington TN 1
    Robert Statkiewicz Towson MD 1
    Frank Stutzman Boise ID 1
    Jim Villers Virginia Beach VA 1
    Richard Walker Portland OR 1
    Scott Wallace Carlsbad CA 1
    Frank Wicks Sonoita AZ 2
    Cory Youngberg Newport Beach CA 1
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Boxster 'S'; Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    We will be closing registration for WinterTech on Friday, Jan 26. If you are planning to attend, PLEASE register today or tomorrow.
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Boxster 'S'; Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    ATTENTION ALL WINTERTECH ATTENDEES
    A detailed agenda has been sent to all REGISTERED Attendees.
    Please check your email for event details

    See you soon!

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Will there be a scheduled gathering of 190SL at this event or is this just more of a gathering?

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    Re: WinterTech 2018 2/92/10 - Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA

    Tris .... Detail schedules have been mailed to registered attendees. Walk-ins will not be welcomed.
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Boxster 'S'; Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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