MBCA Southern Stars Cars & Coffee January 2021

MBCA Southern Stars Cars & Coffee January 2021

Southern Stars
Saturday, January 9, 2021 -
8:00am to 10:30am


Southern Stars Section & Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park hosted a Cars & Coffee honoring R129's!


          On January 9, 2021, MBCA Southern Stars Section & Orange Park Mercedes-Benz co-hosted a Mercedes Cars & Coffee, featuring some R129’s as VIP Cars for the Month of January (1/29)!

          Southern Stars Section brought a couple dozen donuts and pastries, and Orange Park Mercedes provided the coffee and beverages for our guests. Members and customers visited the cars and chatted with owners, sharing some history and tech tips! Members and guests were happy to begin the New Year with continued camaraderie, on a slightly chilly Florida morning, with temps in the 40’s! We spoke of our next Drive & Dine event in a couple of weeks, going for a drive through history in St. Augustine, Florida, and received a lot of interest in that event!

            One of the stars of the Cars & Coffee was a 1997 SL500 Anniversary Edition, in Crimson Metallic shared by our newest member Paul Eckbreth. It was also our most vintage car of the day! Perhaps he will share his other couple of Mercedes with us at a later date! Another star car of the day, celebrating our R129-month honors was a 2002 SL500, finished in Glacier White, with a Blue interior, shared by Member Pat Murphy. Member Cory McRea shared his gorgeous 2012 Black E350 Sedan, and Member Rob Hickey shared his 1 of 750 in the USA, 2016 CLA250 Orange Edition! Member John Allen shared his 2012 SLK350. In all, we had 7 convertibles, as it’s almost always top-down weather in Florida, even in the Winter, especially for those who have the AIRSCARF® feature!

            President Chase Jackson shared his 2012 E550 Cabriolet, and Vice President David Wommer shared his 2009 AMG SL 63. Membership Director Gary Keener arrived with his wife Jackie Keener, in her 2020 GLC 300. The GLC was loaded up early that morning with the section tent, table, several chairs, our MBCA banner, boxes of literature and of course the donuts! Secretary Mary Ann Baugh shared her GLK350 with everyone as well! Everyone was in awe of the cargo room and fuel economy in the compact SUV’s!

          There were coupes, roadsters, cabriolets, sedans and a couple of SUVs that attended! Something for everyone to enjoy! Everyone shared stories and laughs, and new friendships were formed! A good time was had by all!

          Our next Cars & Coffee will be on February 13th, 2021 from 8 AM to 10:30 AM, Valentine's Day Weekend! Bring the Mercedes you love the most! Which Mercedes will it be?


          All photos taken by Section VP, Dave Wommer.


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