Välkommen till Sverige! Around 100 participants with 53 vehicles found their way to Gothenburg. Including many well-known faces: we met the Smith brothers from England again who were at this year's Pagoda meeting and who had a journey of 1500 miles behind them. And Dutchman Gerard den Hertog, an acquaintance from the Eifel race who this time brought his wife, Sidoon, instead of his son, Marinus. On the day of arrival everyone received a detailed briefing about the route, the sights and hotels. Marcel Schuh from Mercedes-Benz Club Management took care of Mr and Mrs Zehnder from Switzerland; regular guests at Mercedes-Benz & Friends. They both proudly showed their "Pagoda" – "the seventh last 230 SL that was produced in January 1968", as Louis Zehnder pointed out. What's more: it also has an autograph of the Pagoda designer, Paul Bracq, in the glove compartment.