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    Winter Tech 2008 - Thank You!!!

    All,

    I would like to thank John Lewenauer and the Black Forest LLC for another excellent Winter Tech meeting. It was very interesting and educational for me. I saw the restoration of a 190sl from a different viewpoint compared to last year’s event. Both events were excellent and I learned a lot!! I believe that everyone else who participated also enjoyed the event greatly!! We (I hopefully can speak for everyone) can say you did an excellent job. The program format and small sections where great!! The classes perfectly timed.

    Regards,

    Rich Fosmoe

    P.S. The only negative point which I have is - This morning when I filled the rental car. It was -5 F (-27 F with the wind chill). I would like to request the next Winter Tech moved to the South where it’s warm or we rename it to Summer Tech. I figure everyone can guess when the time should occur if it occurs in the north again!!
    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fosmoe View Post
    All,

    I would like to thank John Lewenauer and the Black Forest LLC for another excellent Winter Tech meeting. It was very interesting and educational for me. I saw the restoration of a 190sl from a different viewpoint compared to least year’s event. Both events were excellent and I learned a lot!! I believe that everyone else who participated also enjoyed the event greatly!! We (I hopefully can speak for everyone) can say you did an excellent job. The program format and small sections where great!! The classes per perfectly timed.

    Regards,

    Rich Fosmoe

    P.S. The only negative point which I have is - This morning when I filled the rental car. It was -5 F (-27 F with the wind chill). I would like to request the next Winter Tech moved to the South where it’s warm or we rename it to Summer Tech. I figure everyone can guess when the time should occur if it occurs in the north again!!

    Rich, I can only ditto that ....and add a few words. This went well past my expectations and can easily say that a few hours into the first day(and I’m talking about FRIDAY afternoon), the trip had paid for itself – after that it was all gravy.

    Thanks John, Black Forest, the sponsors and also 190slgroup members for the amount of effort and time you all put into Wintertech08! What knowledgeable staff you have Michael – you will no doubt continue to experience continued growth and success.

    I’m comforted by the fact that if I screw up and have to put my disassembled rear-end (car) into boxes, I have found a place I know cares about my car as much as I do and will make it right.

    On another note, I’m so glad to have met so many wonderful fellow 190slgroup members I knew only as faceless forum participants. What a fine group of car lovers!

    Cheers
    Col. Klink
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    '61 190SL # 22385 DOB Sept 1, 1961 (Light Blue)
    Some photos, documents and work-in-progress pics. Updated Jul 10, 2009

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    WinterTech 08 pictures have been finally posted to the Pictures & Stories web page. Thanks to John L for his pictures and support.

    WinterTech 08 Picture Page
    Jim Villers
    1961 190SL, 230SL 5-speed, MGB 5-speed, Porsche 356C; 1967 Porsche 911; 1950 Jeep CJ3A

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    Great pictures. The more I see about WT 08, The more I see what all I missed. That is all except the snow!!!!

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    For the guys who were at WT08, they might enjoy seeing some of the progress Black Forest has made in their facility. They have occupied the entire building now and are beginning to put on some finishing touches. Here are some pics of the customer waiting area with various mechanical components on display and, ahem, two "customer relations" specialists. Past the display area, through the windows, you can see the "clean room" where engine, transmission, rear end, booster and carburetor work is done. Room to the left of the hanging front end is a computer room for customer use.

    The hanging front end is from a 113 with a MB exploded diagram above. The one on the floor is a 121, waiting for installation. I think the seat is a reupholstered 107. The head on the back wall is from a 190 SL demonstrating a valve spring compression tool. Booster is T-50
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