Desert Stars 2020 Mercedes-Benz Enthusiast Dinner

Desert Stars 2020 Mercedes-Benz Enthusiast Dinner

Desert Stars
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:30pm

The Desert Stars’ annual wrap up of auction week in Arizona, the Mercedes-Benz Enthusiast Dinner, was held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Venue 8600 in Scottsdale. Attendees from both of the Arizona Sections, as well as other sections, in California, Minnesota and upstate New York, came together to celebrate the brand.   


Some of the latest Mercedes-Benz cars were displayed by local dealer, Mercedes-Benz of North Scottsdale before the event.  Local members held the annual “People’s Choice” car show in the parking lot, which featured Mercedes-Benz cars from the 50’s, 60’s to present. This year’s dozen or so entries ran the gamut from roadsters, coupes, SUVs and G Wagon. The People’s Choice award winners were as follows: in third place, Mark Ichiyama for his 1984 190E 2.3-16. Second place went to Phil Lufty for his 1966 250SE Convertible.  The top spot went to Dick Sharp with his 1953 300 S Coupe, a perennial favorite.  Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants whose love of their vehicles as clearly evident.


Following cocktails and dinner, Mr. Andy Reid, East Coast Editor of Classic Motorsports Magazine and Mr. Dave Tobin, of, provided the attendees with their insight and information on Mercedes-Benz cars that were offered for sale at the week’s events.


Many thanks to all of those who helped put this awesome event together for us this year.    


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