Western Regional Event

Peet's Coffee - 5458 Clayton Valley Road, Concord
Walnut Grove
13415 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
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Delta Drive IV – April 2021

April 18th - 2021 The Fourth Annual “Delta Drive” to the Grand Island Mansion (“GIM”).  This year, due to Covid-19 disruptions the drive is rescheduled to April 18th.

Some important changes as things have changed.  We have moved the starting time back to fit the GIM reservation timing of 12:30 p.m.  The brunch menu has been replaced with a “fixed” menu* ordered and served at your table, the price remains the same @ $39.95/person.  Reservations are required as in the past, they are on a first come basis.  When making your reservations (916.775.1705) please make note that you are with the Mercedes Benz Car Club as they will seat us together.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible!  Please wear your MBZ club name tags to help the staff recognize you are a MBZ’r!

The starting line begins at Peet’s Coffee in Concord. (Please print these instructions out)

We’ll meet up at Peet’s Coffee in the “Clayton Valley Shopping Center” at the intersection of Clayton Valley and Ignacio Valley Roads in Concord from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 for coffee and snacks. Peet’s is located behind the Bank of America on the corner at 5458 Clayton Valley Road, Concord.  Sign ins, NOTE: please print out these driving instructions, sign ins are to completed by 10:25 a.m.; ladies and gentlemen… “start your engines” …  for a prompt departure at 10:30 a.m. and then a right turn east onto Clayton Valley Road.   That would be “RIGHT” Jack!

We then get on Marsh Creek Road passing by the historic city of Clayton and then into the wilds of the northeast side of Mt. Diablo.  Expect great views and possibly lush green grass covered hills as we wind down the road towards the Delta.  Note, there are warning signs posted regarding the possibility of “ICEY” road conditions.

There is a lot of early California packed into this area, as John Marsh was the first “Anglo” landowner in “Alta California” (2).  We are driving thru history!   About 11 miles down Marsh Creek Road, we’ll make a left turn on to Deer Valley Road headed towards Antioch and a right turn onto Hwy 4 (9 miles) then onto the gateway to “The Delta” Hwy 160, staying to the right.  Next is “The High Bridge”, which is a “toll bridge”, if you don’t have “Fastrak”, have dollars ready!  The plan is to go thru the “collection side” to keep our run together, a beep = $!

Just past Isleton, we follow Hwy 160 over the old bridge and a right turn following Hwy 160.  Next is a left turn on to Hwy 220 just past the Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove. This is where the driving gets little more interesting as we drive across Grand Island with farm vistas!  Take a right turn on to “Grand Island Road” heading North East. (Note, “The Grand Island Road” is a “loop” around the perimeter of the Island, cannot get lost!) 

A short distance on this levee road is our destination on the right … The Grand Island Mansion (“GIM”) 13415 Grand Island Road!  The Finish Line ends at “GIM”!          

Parking on the right in the back or on the street in front of the Mansion.

*To view the menu - https://www.opentable.com/r/grand-island-mansion-walnut-grove?lang=en#menu

For informational links about the Mansion and local history of the drive:

http://grandislandmansion.com/   http://www.mdia.org/site/park-information/history-of-mdia      



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Monta Loma Plaza
Mountain View
580 N Rengstorff Ave
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SIU Korean BBQ
754 N McCarran Blvd
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Join the Sierra Nevada section of the MBCA for a Korean BBQ dinner on March 2, 2021.  Please RSVP.

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Grand Sierra Resort Lanes
2500 E 2nd St.
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Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America invites you to join us for bowling starting at 3:00 P.M., followed by dinner, location to be determined.

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Pietro's Famiglia Restaurant
834 Victorian Ave, Suite 200
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Napa-Sonoma South
7671 S Virginia Street
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Sierra Nevada MBCA annual Christmas Party.  This year we will be at Napa-Sonoma South Reno for cocktails, dinner, prizes and fun!

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Starts at Starbucks
7010 N. Marks Ave
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This is a Central California Section Mystery Trip. We have been doing this for over 20 years. We take many interesting roads and go to many interesting places.  It is a three day, two night event.  As a Mystery Trip, only the leaders know where the group is going and staying.  The cost is $650.00 and includes all meals, all events, and all lodging.  A deposit of $150.00 is required Sept. 15th.    It is limited to 14 cars.  Everyone has a great time.  If you have any further questions, please contact Kathryn at 559-289-0578 or Mike at 559-916-0715. This event is open to all members of the Western Region.

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699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 (STRATOR HOTEL LOCATION)
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The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 3-foot narrow-gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.2 miles of track between Durango and Silverton, in the state of Colorado. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark and is also designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.


Saturday 8/17/2019, dinner at the Pullman Room at the Stator Hotel &                                                                     Sunday. 8/18/2019, buffet dinner at the Bar D Chuck Wagon Restaurant   



At this hotel, you’ll see shadow boxes depicting stories of the old west and mining times, and you’ll witness unsurpassed craftsmanship at every turn. You might even see the owner, Rod Barker, giving a tour and showing guests the secret hiding places that once mystified him as a young boy.


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Nile Golf & Country Club
Mountlake Terrace
6601 244th St SW
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Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 11th and join your
fellow Mercedes-Benz members for the Annual Regional Show
& Shine sponsored by the MBCA-Seattle Section. This event
will be held at the beautiful Nile Golf & Country Club just north
of Seattle.

In addition to the largest area display of Mercedes-
Benz owned by MBCA Northwest Region members, this event
offers People’s Choice voting with awards, local dealer displays,
door prizes, and a raffle ticket sale benefiting charity.

Registration for entry will begin in July, so watch your
section newsletters and email for updates, or go to www.mbcaseattle.org.

Debbie Ward for additional information.
[email protected] or 253-278-2314.

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Evergreen Air and Space Museum - McMinville, Oregon
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
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Come join us for a weekend of fun and touring. We will begin by partnering with the Washington and Oregon Jaguar clubs. We will all meet at the museum at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 14 April 2018. There is no caravan to the museum. Special parking arrangements have been made for us at the museum so that we can display our vehicles. Admissions will be at the admission counter in the museum. You can tour the museum on your own or if we have 15 persons or more a docent can be requested at the admissions counter and we would qualify for a group rate ticket. The museum is most famous for being the home of Howard Hughes' enormous cargo plane nicknamed the "Spruce Goose". There are many other rare and historical aircraft on display.

For those who wish to participate, we will depart the Evergreen Museum at 3:00 p.m. and caravan for a coastal ride up to Astoria, Oregon. This is the second half of our weekend event. If you plan to go to Astoria it is essential that you make lodging reservations as soon as possible as Astoria rooms book up quickly in the spring if the weather is nice. Arrangements have been made with the Silver Salmon restaurant in Astoria for lunch on Sunday, 15 April 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

We look forward to seeing our Jaguar friends and M-BCA members at this exciting weekend event. 


When: Saturday & Sunday, 14 & 15 April 2018

Where / What: Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Mc Minnville, Oregon / Astoria, Oregon Trip

Museum Hours / Cost: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Group admission (15 visitors or more) $18, additional discounts for veterans, Active Duty: FREE Reserve, National Guard and Retired Military: $23. You must show proof of service. Military ID card or your copy of a DD-214 Honorable Discharge.

Regular daily admissions: Adult $ 27 Senior $ 24 AAA Membership: $23

Additional information regarding the museum available at Google or call the museum at: (503) 434-4180

Contact Event Organizer: Paul J. Pietrowski at: [email protected]


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