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Hello from an SLK 350 owner

Hello to all.

I joined the forum back in 2013, and thought its about time I introduced myself.

I am my early 40's and live in NE Scotland. Like a lot of people in this area I work in the oil and gas industry as an engineer.

I have been into cars for as long as I can remember and do most of my car maintenance myself, which thus far on the SLK has been limited to general servicing, brakes and intake manifold replacement. I bought the SLK back in 2012 as a replacement for my ageing CLK 430, and thus far I haven't been disappointed.

I look forward to becoming a more active member than I have been thus far.
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Hi Mark, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things tend to be a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime (we have a very popular Scottish Road Trip planned for April), just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.

I'm just about to pack for my trip up to Aberdeen, through the snow , ready for my trip off shore up West Of Shetland.


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Best just to stay in the T shack in this weather I think.
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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Many thanks to all for the warm welcome. Sorry it took so long to post my intro.

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Cool Welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham

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Welcome from the Wirral.

Thanks for posting an intro.

After over three years I'm sure you know where stuff is by now.

The Spring break is worth a read. You don't have to join for the entire break.
A drive, a meal and you'll be just as welcome.
Pitlochry will be the SLK capital of the UK for a few days.

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