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Proposed for Luxembourg organised by Olivier Maingard.

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Confirmed it will be in Luxembourg the last weekend in August 2014.

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Just to start with:

13007 Harry Kielstra, Netherlands
13049 Roger & Nicole Ivett, UK
13057 Margie Vrije, Netherlands
13059 Erik & Ivonne van Dam, Netherlands
13207 Francis & Lise de Leeuw, Switzerland
13215 Siem & Truida de Jong, Netherlands
13302 Keith Cornman & Valerie Pearce, UK
13417 Zoran Mitrovic, Switzerland
13515 Olivier Maingard, Luxembourg
13592 Michael von Aretin & Gina Buehler, Gerrmany

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Olivier and his colleagues in Luxembourg (Claude, Michel and Nicole) have organised a wonderful Lagonda weekend in Luxembourg for us. The dates are from (arrive) Thursday 28th August to (depart) Sunday 31st August 2014. Full details of this special event will be provided early in the New Year so please put the dates in your diary now.


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Pre-tunnel hotel & tunnel booked.

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Olivier writes:

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Dear Lagonda Lovers,

I have with my Luxemburg colleagues the pleasure to invite you to the 2014 Lagonda meeting to be held in Luxembourg from Thursday 28th August 2014 (arrival) to Sunday 31st August 2014 (departure).
You will find below in brief the itinerary and agenda of our upcoming meeting.

Lodging
Accommodation for the whole journey is provided by SOFITEL Luxembourg Europe, a modern 5-star hotel (http://www.sofitel.com/fr/hotel-1314-sofitel-luxembourg-europe/index.shtml) located near the city center of Luxembourg. Check-in on Thursday starts at 3 p.m. and late check-out on Sunday is possible until 4 p.m. All rooms booked for the group are luxury ones with suite upgrade available upon demand.

Parking
Parking space is reserved in front of the hotel for the whole Lagonda fleet.

Meeting schedule

Thursday 28th
Welcome cocktail starts at 7 p.m. to be followed by a dinner at the hotel to discover local food and wine.

Friday 29th
In the morning, we drive through the European Institutions district of Luxembourg City, park on the Place Guillaume in the city-center and tour the Old City by small tourist train with multilingual guide taking you through 1,000 years of history and around UNESCO World Heritage sites.
At noon, walking-lunch at the British Embassy in Luxembourg.
Afternoon run: driving through the countryside roads & sightseeing.
Dinner show at the hotel & restaurant Bel-Air http://www.hotel-belair.lu in Echternach, a short bus ride from the hotel.

Saturday 30th
Morning run: driving through the countryside roads and sightseeing.
Lunch at the Orangery of Mondorf Spa resort and exhibition of Lagonda cars at the Concours d’élégance of Mondorf-les-Bains http://www.concours-mondorf.lu.
Afternoon run: driving through the countryside roads & sightseeing.
Gala dinner with award ceremony and music at Bourglinster castle http://www.bourglinster.lu, a short bus ride from the hotel.

Sunday 31st
Farewell breakfast
Leave and home

Communication
More detailed information on the upcoming Lagonda meeting in Luxembourg will be posted on the LagondaFest website http://www.lagondafest.com to be launched shortly.
Any enquiry on the 2014 Luxembourg rally can be addressed to contact@lagondafest.com

Registration
Registration by completing the pdf entry form downloadable from LagondaFest website.

Road-book
A road-book will be downloadable from LagondaFest website.

Dues
Couple: 1,500-€ • Single : 1,000-€.
50% advance due on April 15th and balance due on June 15th 2014.
Bank account details will be forwarded right after registration.

Miscellaneous
Family accommodation, suite upgrade and any other bespoke services are available upon request.

Looking forward to welcoming you all in Luxembourg,

Olivier
Mobile phone: +352 621 738 505
Email: contact@lagondafest.com
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Fantastic!

Get yourself a Wedge and join us!

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You may have seen a mention of a grave in the Montpanasse (?) cemetery in Paris where the grave stone is a copy - in black marble) of the front end of a Lagonda 'Wedge'. The family name of the gravestone is 'Benjamin'. Has anyone any idea who is was and why he had such an unusual gravestone?
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Asington

Hardly related to this event.

This is the subject of a number of past threads most recently

http://www.amoc.org/forum/index.php?topic=3101.0

The administrator of the cemetery passed a letter from me asking that very question to the owner of the site at the end of 2013 but I have not had a response yet.
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Olivier's website should be live by Monday 24th March.
http://www.lagondafest.com
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Please register as soon as possible to assist Olivier with the organisation!

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A provisional list

13031 Series 2 Pierre Lagier France
13049 Series 2 Roger & Nicole Ivett UK
13059 Series 2 Harry Kielstra & Margie Vrije Netherlands
13063 Series 2 Martin Roehm & Regina Buehler Germany
13195 Series 2 Jean Claude, Noella & Sandra Dufetrelle France
13207 Series 2 Francis de Leeuw Switzerland
13215 Series 2 Siem & Truida De Jong Netherlands
13246 Series 2 Thomas & Heike Drechsler Germany
13295 Series 2 Vincent Ameye & Francoise Vanderhaegen Belgium
13354 Series 2 Arthur Sutsch Switzerland
13302 Series 2 Keith Cornman & Valerie Pearce UK
13359 Series 2 Dimitri Labis Belgium
13380 Series 2 David Marks & Sue Hartley UK
13417 Series 2 Zoran Mitrovic Switzerland
13423 Series 2 Claude Konrath Luxembourg
13455 Series 2 Jobst Spengemann Germany
13471 Series 3 Stefan & Alexander Von Ow & Ingrid Kampmann Germany
13476 Series 3 Johan Hamid Belgium
13500 Series 3 Guy Schwartz Luxembourg
13515 Series 3 Olivier,Tchie & Marie Maingard Luxembourg
13519 Series 3 Pierre Lagier France
13592 Series 4 Michael & Arthur Von Aretin & Gina Buehler Germany
13619 Series 4 Michel Steil Luxembourg
13622 Series 4 Jane Weitzmann & Spike Hughes UK

Rodney & Jack Howell USA owner of 13365
Robert Marks UK owner of 13397
Paul Graff Luxembourg
Bertrand Maingard France
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Ready to go on Wednesday!

This looks like the line-up.

13031 Series 2 Pierre Lagier France
13049 Series 2 Roger & Nicole Ivett UK
13059 Series 2 Harry Kielstra & Margie Vrije Netherlands
13063 Series 2 Martin Roehm Germany
13195 Series 2 Jean Claude, Noella & Sandra Dufetrelle France
13207 Series 2 Francis de Leeuw Switzerland
13215 Series 2 Siem & Truida De Jong Netherlands
13246 Series 2 Thomas & Heike Drechsler Germany
13295 Series 2 Vincent Ameye & Francoise Vanderhaegen Belgium
13354 Series 2 Arthur Sutsch Switzerland
13302 Series 2 Keith Cornman & Valerie Pearce UK
13359 Series 2 Dimitri Labis Belgium
13380 Series 2 David Marks & Sue Hartley UK
13417 Series 2 Zoran Mitrovic Switzerland
13423 Series 2 Claude Konrath Luxembourg
13471 Series 3 Stefan & Alexander Von Ow & Ingrid Kampmann Germany
13476 Series 3 Johan Hamid Belgium
13500 Series 3 Guy Schwartz Luxembourg
13515 Series 3 Olivier,Tchie & Marie Maingard Luxembourg
13519 Series 3 Pierre Lagier France
13592 Series 4 Michael & Arthur Von Aretin & Gina Buehler Germany
13619 Series 4 Michel Steil Luxembourg
13622 Series 4 Jane Weitzmann & Spike Hughes UK

Rodney & Jack Howell USA owner of 13365
Robert Marks UK owner of 13397
Paul Graff Luxembourg
Nicole Streitz Luxembourg
Bertrand Maingard France
Francois Robin France


4 UK cars travel together to Belgium rendevous there with 3 more and then convoy to Lux.

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I think the final tally was:

13049 Series 2 Roger & Nicole Ivett UK
13059 Series 2 Harry Kielstra & Margie Vrije Netherlands
13063 Series 2 Martin Roehm and Frederic Kaminski Germany
13195 Series 2 Jean Claude, Noella & Sandra Dufetrelle France
13207 Series 2 Francis de Leeuw Switzerland
13215 Series 2 Siem & Truida De Jong Netherlands
13246 Series 2 Thomas & Heike Drechsler, Laura Schoebel & Corona
Germany/USA
13293 Series 2 Pierre Lagier France
13295 Series 2 Vincent Ameye Belgium
13354 Series 2 Arthur Sutsch Switzerland
13302 Series 2 Keith Cornman & Valerie Pearce UK
13359 Series 2 Dimitri Labis and Helen Nendumba Belgium
13380 Series 2 David Marks & Sue Hartley UK
13417 Series 2 Zoran Mitrovic Switzerland
13423 Series 2 Claude Konrath Luxembourg
13471 Series 3 Stefan & Alexander von Ow & Ingrid Kampmann Germany
13515 Series 3 Olivier,Tchie & Marie Maingard Luxembourg
13592 Series 4 Michael & Arthur von Aretin & Gina Buehler Germany
13619 Series 4 Michel Steil & Shireley Chung Luxembourg
13622 Series 4 Jane Weitzmann & Spike Hughes UK

Rodney & Jack Howell USA owner of 13365
Robert Marks UK owner of 13397
Johan Hamid Belgium owner of 13476
Paul & Juta Graff Luxembourg
Nicole Streitz Luxembourg
Bertrand Maingard France
Francois Robin France


A brief summary of a wonderful weekend:

The Luxembourg Lagonda Fest 2014

4 UK cars crossed into France via the Eurotunnel on Thursday 28th August and convoyed through a few showers to Piétrebais not far from Namur where we met up with and enjoyed lunch provided by Johan at his premises ‘The Goodtime Company’, which runs team building events.
http://www.thegoodtimecompany.com/en/incentive-and-team-building
From here we then drove on for a couple of hours to our destination the Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1314-sofitel-luxembourg-europe/index.shtml
where we assembled our 20 Lagondas in front of the hotel and joined old friends and new. Michael presented his exciting new 2-door Series 4 Coupe and Claude brought his short wheel base Tickford. There was a fine ‘welcome dinner’ in the hotel’s Stuebli restaurant and afterwards a number of us adjourned to the bar.

After breakfast on Friday 29th August we drove into the city and assembled our cars in front of the Town Hall on William II’s Square. A spectacular display! From here we were given an interesting tour of the Old Town by a professional guide before returning to our cars. This was followed by an excellent alfresco BBQ lunch at Ansembourg Manor in hot sunshine.
http://gcansembourg.eu/
We returned to our hotel via a drive along the valley of the Sure River. In the evening we were taken by coach to the Hotel Bel-Air at Echternach where we had an excellent dinner in the restaurant Les Jardins Gourmands.
http://www.hotel-belair.lu/index.php
The evening was enhanced by Paul and Tchie’s piano playing and singing by a number of our party.

On Saturday 30th after a leisurely breakfast we drove along the southern part of the Moselle River valley to Schengen where we visited the European Museum Schengen http://www.visitluxembourg.com/en/place/museum/european-museum-schengen
We then carried on to Mondorf-les-Bains where we assembled and displayed our cars in the ‘Concours d’elegance’ meeting at Mondorf Park
http://www.concours-mondorf.lu/index.php?lang=gb
Ours was a very distinctive display among some very fine classic cars. Lunch was held in the Orangery. In the evening we were taken from our hotel by coach to the Bourglinster Castle where we were greeted in the courtyard by ‘Die Reidener Juegdbleiser’, a hunting horn band. There followed a Gala Dinner in the Knights Hall of the castle.
http://www.bourglinster.lu/
The wines and food were superb. An award ceremony was held and various awards and gifts were distributed. The White Lightning Trophy was deservedly given to Michael by Thomas. Harry received Black Lightning from Siem and Francis awarded his ‘Alvira’ Restoration Cup to Martin. Ingrid was given the Co-pilot prize. DJ Bob Christy provided music for the dance party which ended at 2 am when the last coach returned to the hotel.

Huge thanks are due to Olivier for organising such a successful event. It was clear he had given everything his personal attention. We are of course grateful too for the assistance provided by his family and friends.

Thanks to all of the participants our special Lagonda family is alive and well! Next year, Jubilee year, will be organised by Zoran in Switzerland and we hope you will join us there.




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ps. I have some photos which I will post later.
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