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Note: I've posted a copy of this post to the U.S. Southeast Region events forum, too.

The FIFTH Annual Texas Mercedes-Benz Get Together will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Caravans of Mercedes-Benz autos leaving from Austin, the DFW Metroplex, Houston and San Antonio will once again meet at the midway point between Houston and Dallas on I-45 known as Centerville for a day filled with automotive fun! This is an event open to all Mercedes-Benz owners, regardless of the age or condition of their car, from garage queens to daily drivers to beaters. Owners from points beyond Texas are invited, too. We've had repeat attendees from Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Kansas participate in this get together. Do you have family members, friends, or neighbors who drive Mercedes-Benzes and don't know about this event? Tell them to come on out! The caravans will depart at a time that will give them a 12:00 Noon arrival time in Centerville. You can check below for the departure time for the caravan nearest you. We will have reserved parking and a BBQ lunch in a room reserved just for us at the world famous Woody's Smokehouse on the NORTHBOUND side of I-45. After everyone has eaten, we'll head 4 miles south of town on old Highway 75 to Fort Boggy State Park for the Show and Shine! Admission to Fort Boggy is FREE. Awards will be given out based on People's Choice for best Vintage Model (Pre 1980), Best 1980s Model "Young Classics", Best 1990s Model, and Best 2000-present Model. Bring the camera, water and some sunscreen to the park because it probably will be hot, though not as hot as the late-July meets (we're hoping for some mid-upper 80s temps this time around instead of 100+). Come on out to Texas's Premier Mercedes-Benz Event and have some fun with fellow BenzNuts. We're gonna have a good time!

Departure Points:
(If you are coming from a town not listed below, (ex: Beaumont, Tyler, Waco) and you are interested in setting up a caravan if you expect 2 or more other vehicles to come along, send me a private message so we can get something set up. Keep watching this list to see if any other cities get added.)

Austin (Round Rock)
Dell Diamond
3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard (US 79)
Round Rock, TX 78665
Meet at 9:15am, depart at 9:45am

Location of Dell Diamond: Dell Diamond - Google Maps
Route from Dell Diamond to Centerville: Dell Diamond to Centerville - Google Maps

Dallas (DFW #1, I-45 South location)

Love's Truck Stop
2500 S I-45 (Exit 272, Fulghum Rd. Exit)
Hutchins, TX 75141
Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am

Location of Love's Truck Stop: 2500 S I-45, Hutchins, TX - Google Maps
Route from Love's to Centerville: Dallas to Centerville - Google Maps

Fort Worth (DFW #2, US 287 location)
Starbucks (in front of Wal-Mart)
1198 N. Hwy 77 (near intersection of Hwy 77 and 287)
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Meet at 9:30am, depart at 10:00am

Location of Starbucks: Starbucks, - Google Maps
Route from Starbucks to Centerville: Fort Worth to Centerville - Google Maps

Houston
Cracker Barrel
14765 North Freeway (Exit 63, Airtex Dr. Exit)
Houston, TX 77090
The Houston group will assemble in the section of the Cracker Barrel parking lot closest to the Guesthouse Inn & Suites.
Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am

Location of Cracker Barrel: 14765 North Freeway, Houston, TX - Google Maps
Route from Houston to Centerville: Houston to Centerville - Google Maps

San Antonio

HEB
17460 IH 35 North (Exit 175, Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. Exit)
Schertz, TX 78154
Meet at 7:30am, depart at 8:00am (note: this caravan will meet up with the Austin caravan at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock at 9:30am)

Location of HEB: HEB, - Google Maps
Route from San Antonio to Dell Diamond : San Antonio to Dell Diamond - Google Maps
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Route from Dell Diamond to Centerville: Dell Diamond to Centerville - Google Maps




Woody's Smokehouse - Home - The World's Best Beef Jerky


Fort Boggy State Park

TPWD: Fort Boggy State Park
Map of Fort Boggy:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4503_146.pdf


Please announce your intentions of attending in this thread

Video from last year's meet:

Pics from the last four meets:












See ya there! :bannana: (SLKWorld members SLKcop, SLKMan and T.K. with the Silver Arrow, I've seen you in past years, I'll be looking for y'all this year, too!)


 

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Maybe your club would promote the annual SLKWorld event in Las Vegas on your website.
Even though MBCA attends in good numbers, this isn't a club event. It's hosted by an individual, me.;) There's also no website for this event, the word about it is spread through various discussion forums and also through some MB related print publications.
 

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I went last year and it was a blast. Great being able to talk to people and see other cars. Hopefully I'll be able to swing it this year, too.

P.S. The food at Woody's is top notch!
 

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haha Last year was the one year we did not go. Not sure why we missed it. Lots of good people there thanks to H-townbenzoboy.:rb
 

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haha Last year was the one year we did not go. Not sure why we missed it. Lots of good people there thanks to H-townbenzoboy.:rb
SLKman, I bought a white SLK350 and got rid of the GT-R. Will explain why next time I see you. Couldn't send you a pm becuase of rules here. Anyhow, this looks like much fun and we should make it.

Bill -formerly Red GT-R
 

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haha Last year was the one year we did not go. Not sure why we missed it. Lots of good people there thanks to H-townbenzoboy.:rb
Hey Brent! I got your PM but can't respond due to not having enough posts. But to go ahead and answer your question, the answer is sure, go ahead. I don't have a problem with it. There will surely be others there doing the same with spare parts.:tu:
 

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Almost two weeks til the big day!

I need caravan leaders from the following departure points:
1. Fort Worth (Waxahachie)
2. Austin (Round Rock)
3. San Antonio (Schertz)

If you are interested in leading one of those caravans, contact me ASAP.
 

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I'll start up our little list of people who are coming. Add your name and departure point to this list if you'll be there. I put question marks by those who are going to try to come.
1. H-townbenzoboy (Houston)
2. SLKMan (Houston)
3. Windrestrictor?
4. SLKCop?
5. Bill77373 (Houston)
6. tungster (DFW #1?)
 

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:tu:Very nice meet. Great representation of so many MB models, young and old. Brent, good job as usual with the photos. Thanks for sharing.
 
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