Authors of Enthusiasm

The Authors of Enthusiasm Committee maintains a list of books that are briefly reviewed and should be of interest to MBCA members. Many of the books concern Mercedes-Benz automobiles specifically and some of the books address more general aspects, such as car buying, maintenance, and ownership. Some of the books are authored or edited by MBCA members, past and present. Most of these books are available on Amazon, or by third-party sellers.

Dr. Othmar Wickenheiser, Wolfgang Peters, Hermann Tilke, Karl Ludvigsen, Oliver Stolle, Jan Von Rossem, Hans Schilder, Jurgen Lewandowski, and Thomas Schulz

Design by Mercedes Benz is a photographic tribute to the designers and their cars produced throughout the company’s history. The cars are treated to excellent photography along with textual analysis of their styling. The reader should not expect to find an engineering analysis of the cars, as...

Principles and Practice
Kirk VanGelder and CDX Automotive

Review for both Modern Automotive Technology (8th Edition) & Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice Our region of the MBCA uniquely sponsors owner-performed maintenance and repair operations open to all our members’ and their cars at Mercedes-Benz dealerships and...

Frank Barrett (Mile High)

The Illustrated Mercedes-Benz Buyer's Guide is an excellent resource for selecting, buying, and owning any Mercedes-Benz built between 1886 and 1998. Covering all the classics, especially from the 1930s through the 1980s, it also includes the rare factory and racing models. The author's...

New and Used Cars and Trucks
Phil Edmonston

Lemon-Aid is a compilation of hard-to-find consumer auto information that Edmonston has been updating with revised editions for many years. Although it’s Canada-centric, it also contains a wealth of information for American car buyers and owners. Don’t let the title deceive you; you don’t have...

Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink, and Jochen von Osterroth

A beautifully done revision of the two-volume 700 page edition published in 1997 and the single-volume softcover 600 page edition published in 2004/2007. Although the latest work is updated to include the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL and A-Klasse (not for the US market), its 408 pages is an abridgement...