Driving

Maybury State Park
Northville Mi
Michigan
49601 8 Mile Rd
48167
Event Description: 

International Stars Section Fall Color Tour, October 23rd.

 Saturday morning a group of Mercedes enthusiasts from the International Stars Section braved a crisp, cool, fall Michigan morning to enjoy our Fall color tour.  We met at Maybury State Park to enjoy coffee and bagels. We then headed out, where the group enjoyed a wide variety of scenery during the 38 mile drive which included some of Michigan’s; Forest, Lakes and Farmland. We ended at the Pinckney State Recreational area where: new friends and acquaintances were made or re-established, cars and all things Mercedes were reviewed and discussed. The tour ended with lunch before we all headed home.

 

Rich Godfrey

 

Valerie Cristiano
Morris Plains
New Jersey
Event Description: 

Sorry, this event has been canceled!

Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City
Edmond
Oklahoma
14240 Broadway Extension
73013
Event Description: 

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating an important fiftieth anniversary – the introduction of the original R107 SL. The 1971-1989 R107 SL ushered the roadster into the modern era. It was the first SL, for example, to feature a V-8 engine, with the 350SL model launch and followed soon by the 450SL, the 380SL and later the 560SL.

The Central Oklahoma Section of the MBCA is joining this celebration with an OKC Meet of area 107s. All MBCA 107 owners are invited to display your cars beginning at 9am on Saturday, October 23 at:

Mercedes-Benz of OKC (MBOKC)

south end of the dealership property

14240 Broadway Extension

Edmond, OK 73013

While at MBOKC, we will tour the Bob Howard collection. Afterwards, we will caravan along Route 66 to Pops to again display the 107s as well as enjoy lunch on the Pops patio.

There is no charge to attend or display your 107. Registration is required for Pops head count. Please contact Charles Woods ([email protected]) 405-640-5900 or Jeff Leatherock ([email protected]) 405-943-5657 for information and registration.

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Yalaha Bakery
Yalaha
Florida
32223
32223
Event Description: 

 

Oktoberfest Drive & Dine

Final destination: Yalaha Bakery, Yalaha, FL

We will meet this year at the Palatka Walmart Super Center,

1024 S State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177. We will depart promptly 10am.

Please plan to arrive by 9:30 or 9:45am

From Palatka, our Mercedes-Benz convoy will take us along scenic Lake Eustis on the way to Yalaha Bakery in Yalaha, FL. The duration will be approximately 90 minutes, or 75 miles.

Yalaha Bakery is a perennial favorite, expected to have live music, a variety of German fare available in their delicatessen, delectable baked treats to take home, and a great selection of German beverages to enjoy on their outdoor dining terrace.

The final destination is Yalaha Bakery, 8210 County Road 48, Yalaha, FL 34797

Please visit their website https://yalahabakery.com

and learn more about their delicatessen here https://yalahabakery.com/delicatessen

It is suggested you bring a folding chair and wear comfortable walking shoes to ensure you have a seat available in the event the terrace is crowded, we can sit in the surrounding grass areas.

Please arrive at the rendezvous point by 9:45am. Alternatively, you may meet us at Yalaha Bakery. Please let us know where you will meet us to ease planning.

Southern Stars Section Members, be on the lookout for an Evite invitation a few weeks prior to the event! Please ensure your contact info (and that of your associate member if applicable) is up to date with the national Mercedes Benz Club of America, so we have the best email address for you before we send out the EVITE email invitations.

If undecided, please do not RSVP just yet.  There will be a reminder sent four days prior via Evite for Southern Stars members. We ask that you RSVP by Noon, Thursday 28.

     For additional information, please contact Dave Wommer at (904) 534-7319 or via email at: [email protected]

 

 

Starbucks Hood River
Hood River
Oregon
1040 E Marina Dr.
Event Description: 

Fall is a great time of year.  The nights are cool, and the days have a special smell to the air that is unique to autumn.  The first part of fall is almost always sunny, pleasant days into mid-October.  What better way to enjoy autumn that a drive in the country?  That’s exactly what your Mercedes-Benz Club has planned for Saturday, October 9. The route we plan to drive is the area south of Mt. Adams in Klickitat County, Washington.  It’s a loop trip we last drove in 2016, but with a couple of changes from last time.  We’ll cross the Hood River Bridge, drive west about a mile, then north to Trout Lake, WA.  Then we’ll drive east along the south side of Mt. Adams through the town of Glenwood, WA and east/southeast on a plateau toward the town of Goldendale, WA.  At Goldendale we’ll drive south toward the Columbia River to end up at Maryhill Winery for lunch. This route is lightly traveled and has lots of twist and turns making it a fun drive in a fine handling car like a Mercedes-Benz.  I’ve driven this route many times over the last 30 years and never tire of it. We’ll meet in the parking lot next to the Starbucks at the Hood River Bridge in Hood River, Oregon.  The address is 1040 E. Marina Drive. Departure time is 10:00am Saturday morning, October 9. We’ll cross the Columbia River on the Hood River Bridge to start the loop, which takes about 2 ½ hours to complete. NOTE: the Hood River Bridge is a toll bridge; the toll is $2.00. Those coming from Portland should drive east on I-84 to exit 64.  Turn left onto Button Bridge Road.  Go under I-84 and turn right onto E. Marina Drive. The Starbucks is on the left.  From the Troutdale area to Hood River is about an hour’s drive. Please RSVP with Stacy Rollins if you’re going to attend the drive.  We’ll need to advise the Maryhill Winery how many to expect. Stacy Rollins

Event Designation: 
TBD
Tucson
Arizona
Event Description: 

Enjoy a senic drive with a mystery bbq luncheon.  Details will be added as we get closer.

Henkel Square Market
Round Top
Texas
201 N. Live Oak
78954
Event Description: 

Driving Event to Round Top & La Grange, Texas. Open to other South Central Region Sections

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz SL/SLC type 107 models. We view this 50th anniversary as a great opportunity to strengthen the community and connection among the MBCA Houston Section membership and promote the ownership of the older MB models. We hope to be joined by MB 107 owners from the other MBCA Texas Sections. This event is open to all MBCA members and we encourage members to come along and enjoy the spectacle of a large gathering of 107's in one location.

 

Participants from MBCA – Houston Section will meet up at Buc-ees at 27106 US-290, Cypress, TX 77433 and drive together to Henkel Square Market in Round Top, targeted arrivel time is 11am. Participants from other Sections to arrange their own starting points and times.

 

In Round Top we will meet in the historic Henkel Square Market which has recently been developed into a shopping, dining and gallery space which offers attractions for all the family - https://www.henkelsquareroundtop.com

There is plenty of car parking space for all participants. We will have lunch at the Round Top Smoke House.

 

In the afternoon, we will depart Round Top and take a 30-minute drive south to La Grange and park in the car park of the Historic Casino Hall on 254 N. Jefferson St. Here participants can take a leisurely walk through the downtown district of La Grange and view the many historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s - http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/la_grange_historic_downtown.htm

Agenda and Timeline for the Day

  • 9:00 – 9:30           Meet at Buc-ees at 27106 US-290, Cypress
  • 9:30 - 11:00          Drive to Henkel Square Market, Round Top, Texas 
  • 11:00 – 11:30        Meet and Greet at car park at Henkel Square Market
  • 11:30 - 12:30        Lunch at the Round Top Smoke House restaurant
  • 12:30 – 1:30         107 Owners Engagement Session
  • 1:30 – 2:30           Photos, etc, visit Henkel Square Market
  • 2:30 – 3:00           Drive to La Grange Historic Downtown
  • 3:00 – 4:00           Walking tour of Historic Downtown area
  • 4:00                      Depart for Home

 

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The Casements, Ormond Beach Loop & Trail, then River Grille on the Tomoka River!
Ormond Beach, FL
Florida
25 Riverside Drive
32176
Event Description: 

 

MBCA Southern Stars

“The Casements” Mansion, then Drive & Dine

Saturday September 18, 2021

Experience Florida history & explore Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail!

 

The Winter home of the late John. D. Rockefeller“ The Casements” was named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion (www.TheCasements.net). Known as The Jewel of Ormond Beach, it is set on the shore of the Halifax River, and just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Our initial rendezvous point will be at 9:30am at The Casements, which also serves as the Ormond Beach Cultural Center, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida 32176, about an hour south of Jacksonville. This can be driven at your own pace, possibly via scenic A1A.

 

The Casements has many rooms to explore, including one dedicated to “The Birthplace of Speed”, which has many stories, photos and documents telling the story of the Daytona / Ormond Beach area. The history included The Ormond Garage, which opened in 1904, and was the first Gasoline Alley before Indianapolis Speedway, built by Henry Flagler to accommodate participating race cars during the beach race season!

 

The smooth hard-packed sands of Ormond Beach became a proving ground for automobile inventors and drivers. Some of the early racers and enthusiasts were Ransom E. Olds, Alexander Winton, William K. Vanderbult II, Barney Oldfield, Henry Ford, Louis Chevrolet, Glenn Curtiss and Sir Malcom Campbell!

 

After exploring the mansion, we’ll drive the scenic Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail as we enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean from A1A, scenic inland marshes & oak canopies (http://ormondscenicloopandtrail.com) on the way to lunch overlooking the Tomoka River at River Grille.

 

River Grille (https://www.RiverGrille.net) overlooks the Tomoka River and is located at 950 N US 1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174) to enjoy fresh fish, Rib-eye, a variety of salad options, Shrimp tacos, or a flame-grilled burger! A vegetarian burger is also available! River Grille is sure to be a delightful dining experience!

 

Photo taken and shared by Membership Director, Gary Keener, from an exhibit inside The Casements, dedicated to “The Birthplace of Speed!”

 

If you missed our last Cars & Coffee or Drive & Dine, you may read about them here:

https://southernstars.mbca.org/section-event-reports

 

To view our favorite resources, event coverage, et cetera please check out our Link Tree:

https://linktr.ee/mbca.southern.stars

 

For additional information, please email:

[email protected]

 

 

TULSA
Oklahoma
Event Description: 

SAVE THE DATE!

JOIN US AS WE TAKE A DRIVE ON ROUTE 66 FROM TULSA TO OKLAHOMA CITY.

WE WILL MEET AT JACKIE COOPER MERCEDES BENZ AND DRIVE ON ROUTE 66 VIEWING HISTORIC TOWNS AND SITES ALONG THE WAY.

lUNCH WILL BE AT POP'S DINER AND WE WILL TOUR THE NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN MUSEUM IN OKLAHOMA CITY.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
Event Description: 

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War and very notable as the first major event in the military career of George Washington.  The war ended with the removal of French power from North America and helped set the stage for the American Revolution.  Please plan to join us for a drive and gathering event on Saturday, August 21. RSVPs requested.*Note - if the drive is not convenient for you, please feel free to meet us at Fort Necessity for the 10:30 program (Fort Necessity National Battlefield: 1 Washington Parkway, Farmington, PA 15437) Key event details:1.     Please plan to meet at 8:45am on Saturday, August 21 at Sarris Candies in Canonsburg. (Sarris: 511 Adams Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317)2.     We need to leave by 9:00am to allow adequate time to drive to Ft. Necessity for our guided program, starting at 10:30am.*Note – While Sarris Candies does not formally open until 9:00, their management has said employees will allow club members to enter prior to this time for the purchase of any desired “treats for the road” before we head out.3.     Upon arrival at Ft. Necessity, we will gather in the visitor center which is the starting location for the program (guided by either a park ranger or a volunteer).  4.     10:30am – Ft. Necessity campaign and battle overview talk begins in the visitor center.5.     11:00 – Soldier life and musket demonstration begins.6.     ~11:30 we will regroup and proceed to a nearby restaurant for lunch at the Braddock Inn. (Braddock Inn: 3261 National Pike, Farmington, PA 15437) Additional Details:While good brakes are always a critically important safety system for your vehicle, due to the STEEP hills on US 40 please make extra sure your brakes are in top condition before this drive.If folks want to do other nearby interesting tours in the area in the afternoon:The Ft. Necessity visitor center also has interesting exhibits and a 20-minute video that provides additional details regarding the Ft. Necessity battle. The video repeats every 30 minutes throughout the day.The Spruce Forest Artisan Village is about a 45 minute drive further on US 40 including various artisans exhibiting their work (which can include pottery, weaving, woodturning or jewelry; note availability can vary).  Also note that artists are scheduled to participate in a special painting exhibit on August 21.   Other options along the return drive include Fallingwater, Laurel Caverns and various wineries.

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