Driving

Burnet
Texas
Event Description: 

This event is usually held in April, but due to Covid it has been pushed back to October.  More detailed information to come.

The Crossroad Carmel Shopping Mall
Carmel-By-The-Sea
California
290 Crossroad Blvd
93923
Event Description: 

The 50th Anniversary of the legendary Mercedes-Benz R107 / C107 deserves a legendary drive.  Join the Sacramento Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America for arguable one of the most beautiful drives on Earth.  We'll begin our journey at Carmel-By-The-Sea, and head South on Highway 1.  Passing gnarled Montery cypress trees, we'll soon be driving along the Pacific Coast, and into Calla Lily Valley, before crossing the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge.  We will then be passing the Point Sur Lighthouse, and continuing our drive all the way to Big Sur, ending up at the Nepenthe restaurant, located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The building was originally built as a cabin and formerly owned by Hollywood director Orson Welles and movie star Rita Hayworth. To say the view is spectacular is an understatment.  

This event will coincide with Monterey Car Week, and will be the night before Legends of the Autobahn, which will be held on Saturday, August 14th, 2021.  When you arrive at our meeting spot at the Crossroad Carmel Shopping Center, we will have Griot's Speed Shine, as well as other products available, to make sure your SL looks its best. 

Austin, Nevada
Reno
Nevada
11500 South Virginia Street
89511
Event Description: 

Please join us for a fun driving event to Austin, Nevada.  The Sierra Nevada Section will be driving The Lonliest Road from Reno out to Austin on Saturday, May 15th.  We will drive out Hwy 50 to Austin, where we will have lunch and enjoy the scenery.  We will leave from Mercedes-Benz of Reno at 10:30 A.M.  Please RSVP to Gail Wells for this wonderful drive.  Hope to see you there! 

Event Designation: 
Back Road Redlands to Big Bear - Lake Arrowhead
Big Bear
California
Corner Bakery Orange St 402-2D N, Redlands, CA 92374
92374
Event Description: 

 

 

                  Back Road Redlands to Big Bear - Lake Arrowhead

Date:                              Saturday August 14th 2021

Organizer:                     Brigitte Trapp     818-808-3956       [email protected]

Meeting Location:   Corner Bakery  Orange St 402-2D N, Redlands, CA 92374

Meeting Time:             9:30 AM       Departure Time 10:00 AM

Bring snacks and a picnic lunch,  yes we will keep social distancing.

Event information / Description:

Looking for a perfect road trip adventure this Sumer, hopping in the car and heading to see scenic places? Then you want to look at this road trip that will take you to SoCal most beloved mountain towns, fresh Air and pine trees.

First stop: Oak Tree Village is nestled in the heart of Apple Country a mile high, where it is cooler in the summers. Enjoy a fresh baked apple pie and other goodies from Apple Annies Bakery, feed the animals in the animal park and visit the local shops and artisans.

2nd.stop: Big Bear 

Possible stops: Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear Discovery Center, Butler Peak Lookout Tower, Valley Historical Museum, No host Lunch.

3th. stop: Lake Arrowhead: Were you can enjoy shopping or early dinner.

Durant
Oklahoma
Event Description: 

Details to Come

Dallas
Texas
Event Description: 

Detail to Come!

HEB Cedar Park
Cedar Park
Texas
170 E Whitestone Blvd.
78613
Event Description: 

Bluebonnet Viewing Drive

Let's take out our Mercedes-Benz and meet for an impromptu viewing of the Bluebonnets this SATURDAY, April 17!  We will meet at HEB in Cedar Park at 8:15, with a departure time of 8:30, located at 170 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613 and drive down 1431 through Marble Falls.  We will stop for a bathroom break at Wakepoint in Kingsland, TX.   We will continue our drive from Wakepoint to end at Alamo Springs Cafe, located at 107 Alamo RdFredericksbug, TX 78624.  You are welcome to join the whole route of the drive or meet any of the locations listed below.  If you are planning to attend, please contact Ginny Pitzen at [email protected] or at 512-925-4481.

Route from HEB to Wakepoint

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Route from Wakepoint to Alamo Springs Cafe

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ECHO St. Simons Island, at The King & Price Beach & Golf Resort
Jacksonville, FL to St Simons Island
Georgia
Event Description: 

 

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort (www.KingandPrince.com) is situated among Georgia’s fabled Golden Isles, and rich in history, relaxed charm, and natural beauty, making it the perfect spot to enjoy the views overlooking pristine beaches, Jekyll Island, and the Atlantic Ocean!

It is located approximately halfway between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL. The resort is surrounded by countless recreational activities, historic sites, and attractions that offer something for everyone!

We’ll plan to dine outdoors, on the open-air terrace at their restaurant ECHO. (www.EchoStSimons.com). Naval Air Station St. Simons was an important installation during World War II. Radar was a new technology, a critical advantage for the allies and a top priority for the base’s mission. ECHO is the former location for officers’ quarters, classrooms and towers using to amplify the signal during the War. The name ‘ECHO’ comes from the island’s naval history. As radar sent its electromagnetic waves in and out and then repeated, this ebb and flow became the heartbeat of the War’s impact on St. Simons Island.

On Sunday, April 25, we’ll rendezvous at 11:30am at a location near The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, FL, then we'll begin our convoy to Georgia via I-95. (Depending on interest we may stop in Yulee at Florida Citrus Center (462544 State Road 200, Yulee, FL 32097) to join Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island members, and possibly a third stop at the Mobile on US 17 in Brunswick (743 US-17, Brunswick, GA 31523) to pick up Georgia members who may be interested folks (depending on RSVPs).

After a couple hours of enjoyment, we’ll caravan back to our home destinations. The drive is approximately 95 miles one-way, or 1.5 hours, from our rendezvous point. MBCA Southern Stars Members, Be on the lookout for an “Evite” from MBCA Southern Stars to RSVP! Non Southern Star Section Members, shoot us an email with your member number if you may be interested in joining us, or meeting us at the resturant!

 

Valerie Cristiano
Morris Plains
New Jersey
Event Description: 

Spring Rallye – Saturday, May 15, 2021

George Terry, our Rallye Master, has devised a relaxing and fun rallye along the backroads of Morris and Hunterdon Counties. We will gather at the VFW located at 45 Tabor Road(Rt. 53) Morris Plains at 9:30 AM with the cars staring to go off at 10:00 AM. Everyone willhave the opportunity to make use of the facilities before heading off on a lovely motoringadventure. The directions will be easy to follow and written in large print. The rallye is suitablefor children – so please feel free to bring your children or grandchildren along. The rallye willtake about 2 hours and we will then meet at Al Fresco’s (100 Reaville Ave. Flemington) for adelightful luncheon around 12:30 – 1:00. (for those so inclined the restaurant is BYOB). Wewill have our own private room and there is also an outside dining area if you wish to eat alfresco. You are welcome to do just the rallye, the rallye and lunch, or just the lunch.Cost for the rallye: $5 per car – includes a goody bagCost for lunch: $30 per adultChildren 8 and under: $10 Choices for the adult lunch will be made table side and include a salad served family style,dinner rolls, and your choice of entrée and dessert and beverage:Entrees – entrees can also be made gluten free

  • Tuscan Grilled Chicken
  • Tilapia Francese
  • Chicken Yolanda
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Stuffed Eggplant Rollatini
  • Tortellini Della Casa
  • Pan seared Shrimp Salad
  • Chicken Saltimbocca

Desserts

  • Brownie
  • Cheesecake
  • Tiramisu
  • Cannoli
  • Tartufo

Children 10 and under includes ice cream for dessert (Chocolate or Vanilla) and beverage

  • Penne Ragu with or without Meatball
  • Baked Ziti
  • Chicken Fingers and French Fries
  • Ravioli with Meatball
  • Chicken Parmesan with Penne

 Please register by May 12 th . You can send a check to LucilleLucille Chabala6 Brook WayWest Orange, NJ 07052Email: [email protected] Any questions – please email Valerie at [email protected] Form and check must be received by May 12thI/We will be attending the May Spring Rallye on Saturday, May 15, 2021.Name(s):______________________________________________________________Address:_______________________________________________________________Phone:__________________Email:_________________________________________Rallye: _______ @ $5 per car __________Lunch: ________ @ $30 per person __________Children 10 and under: _____ @ $10 (can pay cash at the door since they might change theirmind)Total enclosed: ________________________

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg
California
250 West Highway 20
95437
Event Description: 

Napa / Skunk Train / Coast Hwy-1 Road Trip

Calling all Convertibles (All vehicles are welcome)

May 8-9, 2021 (Saturday-Sunday)

Space is limited

 

Itinerary

Saturday, May 8th, 2021 11:00AM

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Recommended places to visit in Napa Valley

Long Meadow Ranch

738 Main St. St. Helena, CA 94574

Vine Cliff Winery, St. Helena

699 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena CA 94574

V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena

1111 White Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574

These wineries offer

Wine Tasting

Artisan Deli & Marketplace

BBQ & V. Sattui Winery Food Truck

Picturesque Picnic Grounds

 

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM           St. Helena to Willits (Pit Stop)

04:30 PM – 05:30 PM           Willits to Fort Bragg

Holiday Inn Express             (707) 964-1100 (ask for Trish)

(SFBA official hotel at Fort Bragg)

250 West Highway 20, Fort Bragg

$174.90/room/tax included (1 King or 2 Queen beds)

Note: Special rates for SFBA – Mention Mercedes-Benz when making a room reservation

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Holiday Inn Express offers Grab-N-Go bags in the morning

Skunk Train at Fort Bragg (Tickets included with registration)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM           Fort Bragg to Glen Blair Junction

12:00 PM – 01:45 PM           BYO Picnic/Lunch - Picnic tables and easy-to-hike trails.

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM           Glen Blair Junction back to Fort Bragg

03:00 PM – 06:00 PM           Fort Bragg – Coast Hwy 1 - Santa Rosa

6:00 PM                                  Santa Rosa – See you all next time!

*Masks and Social Distancing Required

Notes:        

1. We are using Motorsport.reg for members to register for the NAP/event. The registration fee is $55 per participant; the fee includes the Skunk Train ticket as well as the SFBA section's handling service (the registration fee is non-refundable).

2. All participating members will be booking and paying for their hotel accommodations as well as meals as they occur.  The designated hotel is HOTEL at Fort Bragg (707) 964-1100, ask for Trish if possible.  Check-in May 8th and Check-out May 9th – Mention you’re with Mercedes-Benz Club for a special rate of $174.90 /room/tax included (1 King or 2 Queens). 24-hour cancellation policy for hotel reservations. The hotel will provide Grab-N-Go bags on Sunday morning.

3. Please bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes for this trip.

4. We will be gathering at TBA (St. Helena) on May 8th from 11:00 AM and starting to head north around 2 PM.

5. The Insurance Certification request to MBCA will be submitted 30 days prior to the event, and all participants will need to sign the waiver for this event. *

6. On Sunday, check-out time at the Hotel is 11:00 AM, and we'll be heading out to Skunk Train Depot; the distance between Hotel to Skunk Train Depot is about 5-minutes by driving.  At 11:30, we will board the Skunk Train for a 30-minute ride through the redwoods and then stop at Glen Blair Junction for a duration of 1-1/2 hours. At Glen Blair Junction, the place has picnic tables and easy-to-hike trails into the redwoods for us to enjoy. We will be boarding the Skunk Train at 2:00 PM and head back to Fort Bragg.  Alcohol is prohibited on the Skunk Train.

7. We will be driving along Highway 1 and enjoying the ocean breeze on the way to Santa Rosa.

8. From Highway 1, we will be turning to Highway 116 and driving through many towns before we reach our finish line for this trip- Santa Rosa.

*Due to the MBCA insurance policy, which does not cover any alcohol-related events, I am unable to book a wine tasting for you on this trip.  Please feel free to purchase your wine or book your wine tasting at any winery, and the rest is at your discretion.