With the winter almost over and the official anniversary of the W113 Pagoda well underway, there is much to be excited about. Book your health check or pre-season check, get your maps out and plan your route towards Warwickshire this summer.
The key focus celebration this year, is our #SLSHOP60 Pagoda Pilgrimage taking place on Friday 14th July 2023. Replicating the format of our R107 50th anniversary pilgrimage, we’ll gather on our site in the morning for breakfast and banter, before driving down to Mercedes-Benz World through the Cotswolds.
This event has the full backing of Mercedes-Benz so expect to see you and your car plastered all over social media and newspapers.
THE FORMAT: JULY 14TH – 09:00 – 18:00
Seventies style at our R107 SL 50th anniversary event, Summer 2021
You’re invited to dress in sixties clothing – think Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, John Lennon, Juan Fangio et al. This is optional but what is better than a convoy of Pagodas? A convoy of Pagodas plucked straight from the streets of the sixties…
Kicking off first thing, we’ll enjoy breakfast and refreshments supplied by the awesome Carburetors & Coffee, who will be on hand to supply you with a cup of their unique automotive-inspired coffee beans. Breakfast will be in the form of pastries and breakfast rolls – fuelling you up for the day.
Bruce and Sam will deliver a warm welcome, and you’ll also hear from an influential owner and journalist (or two). Celebrity guests to be announced later as we don’t want to spoil the surprise…
At 12:00pm we will depart from SLSHOP, heading our way through Stratford-upon Avon – a chance for onlookers to stare with envy – before heading into the Cotswolds, meandering on down to the edge of Surrey. From here, we will have to one of the busier roads, but your Pagoda is more than capable.
We aim to arrive at Mercedes-Benz World for 16:30, where we have paid for secure parking for all your Pagodas. This is to ensure no damage is caused in the car park.
From here you are welcome to enjoy a wander around MB World, before we have a briefing from the talented AMG driving instructors. At approximately 17:30 we will line up for a lap of the track before forming a semi-circle at the front of Mercedes-Benz World where photos will be taken. You will have the opportunity to acquire these photos from our talented photographer, Simon Medlicotte.
At 18:30 the track will close, and we will look to leave the site. From here you are welcome to depart or enjoy a night at the local Brooklands Museum.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Got a Pagoda, register using this link here.
SOME ADVICE AHEAD OF THE EVENT:
Unleaded – E5
Get yourself to an established petrol station on the morning of the event. This will ensure you don’t lose the convoy. There are several petrol stations in Stratford-upon Avon, but we advise choosing one outside the centre. And of course, make sure you choose E5.
A long stint with your top down will be much more enjoyable with a wind deflector in situ. Get yours via our website and choose from an array of different colours and materials.
Is your Pagoda primed and ready? If you require a service or a pre-season check over, book your car in with Oliver.
THE NIGHT BEFORE: ACCOMODATION
If you’re travelling a great distance, we invite Pagoda owners to spend the night in Stratford-upon Avon with the option of a range of fantastic hotels in and around the town. Choose from our following partner hotels.