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  • Eastern Oklahoma Benz & Brats

    Benz & Brats cook out

    Kushnerick Residence

    12445 S Granite Avenue E, Bixby, OK 74008

    Join us as we hold our first Benz & Brats event.  This event is informal and will be held at the home of members John and Harriet Kushnerick.  The club will provide the Brats, Buns, and Beverages.  Members can sign up to bring fruit, appetizer or dessert.

    Let us know if you would like to bring any dish of your choice. There will be a sign up for attendance and the side dishes at the July meeting.

     

    Please RSVP by Tuesday August 16 to this email, or call/text Harriet Kushnerick at (918) 740-7624 if you have not signed up yet so we have sufficient Bratwurst for all.

    Hope to see you there.

    DIRECTIONS FROM THE CREEK TURNPIKE AND MEMORIAL DRIVE.  DON’T USE APPLE MAPS OR MAPQUEST AS IT MAY NOT TAKE YOU TO THE CORRECT LOCATION. 

    EXIT CREEK TURNPIKE AT MEMORIAL DRIVE

    HEAD SOUTH  2.5 MILES ON MEMORIAL DRIVE TO 121ST STREET

    TURN RIGHT ONTO 121ST STREET. PROCEED WEST FOR ABOUT 1.5 MILES.   STAY IN LEFT LANE BECAUSE RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT AT SHERIDAN ROAD.

    GO THROUGH SHERIDAN ROAD  RED LIGHT.  GO HALF MILE AND TURN LEFT ONTO HUDSON STREET.

    PROCEED 2 BLOCKS SOUTH ON HUDSON.   TURN RIGHT ON 124TH STREET S.

    TURN LEFT ONTO GRANITE AVE.   OUR HOME IS THE THIRD WHITE HOME ON THE LEFT SIDE.

    12445 S GRANITE AVE, BIXBY OK

    CALL ME AT 918 527 8121 IF YOU GET LOST.

    Section: Eastern Oklahoma

    Event Type: Dining

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  • Legends of the Autobahn®-West

    The Legends continues in California this August with a new venue in picturesque Pacific Grove. Join MBCA, BMWCCA and Audi Club North America on Thursday, August 18th at the Pacific Grove Golf Links. This year MBCA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the w116 S class. The first car to be referred to the as S class or Sonderklasse. Truly a modern marvel of innovation. We feature a special class celebrating all S classes during this year’s Legends of the Autobahn®-West at Pacific Grove. The 20 year rule applies for judged cars but all S classes are welcome to display.

    Registration is now open at https://cvent.me/N3Bknv

    There is a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee per transaction. It would beneficial to make all of your purchases and registration in one transaction. This fee will increase to $30.00 after June 30th.

    MBCA Concours Classes 2022 viewable here.

     

    Pricing:

    Registration $25.00/$30.00 after June 30th

    Judged $125.00

    Silver Star $125.00

    Display $75.00

    Polo $25.00

    T shirt $20.00

    Breakfast and lunch package $85.00

    VIP Breakfast and Lunch package $135.00

    Spectators parking (details to come) $30.00

    Meal options are viewable under the Food Options tab.

    Please note that refunds, minus the registration fee, must be processed prior to August 1, 2022.

    For questions, contact David Abarr [email protected] or Jon Bernardi [email protected].

    Section: National

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  • Carmel to Big Sur Drive During Monterey Car Week - Co-Hosted by the Sacramento and SF Bay Area Sections

    Join the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area Sections of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, on Thursday, August 18th, 2022, for arguable one of the most beautiful drives on Earth. We'll begin our journey at Carmel-By-The-Sea, meeting at the Crossroads Carmel Shopping Center at 4 p.m. We'll have roughly half an hour to mingle and depart at 4:30 p.m., heading 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. Our destination will be Big Sur Station, where we will have a reception.  Following the reception, those that are interested can join the organizes at world famous Nepenthe restaurant, located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

    This event will coincide with Monterey Car Week, and will be held after the Legends of the Autobahn, which also takes place on Thursday, August 18th, 2022. 

    Section: Sacramento

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  • Lunch with Jaguar Driver's Club at Harry's Stone Grill

    For the first time, members of the Jaguar Driver’s Club will be joining us for a 12:30pm lunch at
    Harry's Stone Grill in Madison, Indiana!
     
    We will share a private room, and have a special menu selected just for us, including a choice of Cobb
    Salad, a 1/2 lb. Burger, Fried Chicken, Lump Crab Cakes, Lasagna, Top Sirloin, Country Fried Steak, or
    Fish & Chips, all priced under $20.00 (+7% tax + 20% gratuity). A full bar is also available.
     
    After lunch tour Madison’s shops and perfectly preserved 19th century historic sites and
    museums. Architectural enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of Federal, Italianate, and
    Greek Revival structures. For more information, visit this website: https://visitmadison.org
     
    The Jaguar Driver’s Club shares our passion for fine machinery, beautiful backroads drives and
    comradery. They attend several events around Louisville, so you may have admired some of their
    beautiful vehicles at Cars and Coffee at Captain’s Quarters on the second Saturday of the month.
    For more information about this unique Driver's Club, visit www.JDC51.ClubExpress.com

    Section: Bluegrass Stars

    Event Type: Dining

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  • Lunch and Drive

    We will gather for lunch at Dahlia Cafe for lunch and caravan to Fire Oak Distillery.  

    Click here to RSVP.

     

    Section: Lone Star

    Event Type: Other

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  • GWS-MBCA AX, Washington Circuit, Summit Point

    This is event notice for the series of Autocross events as follows:

     

    MBCA-GWS AUTOCROSS 2022 SEASON PASS

    SAT 16 APR 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 21 MAY 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 18 JUN 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 16 JUL 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 20 AUG 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 17 SEP 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 22 OCT 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    LOCATION: Washington Circuit, Summit Point Motorsports Park

    201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446

    Contact: Eric LeGore [email protected]

    You can buy season pass or register for individual events. Please follow the Registration link below to view event details and to register.

     

    Section: Greater Washington

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  • Drive to End Alzheimer’s

    August 21 is the Drive to End Alzheimer’s event in Green Bay. This is a similar event to the Over the Hoan drive your Section participated in during 2020. Don’t want to make the drive to Green Bay? Consider making a cash donation to this worthy cause.

     

    Bruce Hamilton

     

    Please see poster for information on this event.   Note that registration ($25 per person) is due by August 12th.

    Section: Wisconsin

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  • Annual Summer Picnic

    We are resuming our Annual Summer Picnic this August.  This has been a good time for a casual get together and chance to offically welcome new members.  The club will provide hot dogs, sausages, and hamburgers while everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass and their own beverages.  The picnic will begin at 1pm and end around dusk when the park closes.  We are including children at this event.  The park has playgrounds and we will have some games for the kids. Register early so the club can plan accordingly.  

    Section: Niagara

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  • Seattle Section Annual Regional Show & Shine

    Our MBCA Annual Regional Show & Shine is back!! Save the date for Sunday, August 21th, and join fellow Mercedes-Benz Club of America members at Griot’s Garage Retail Store in Tacoma. This event offers People’s Choice voting with awards, local dealer displays and door prizes. Griot’s is also offering a 15% discount on all their car care products to every registered attendee. Watch for all the details and the registration form in the next Silver Star Newsletter which will be emailed to all members soon. Contact Tony Andrews, [email protected] or 503-309-7392.

    Section: Seattle

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  • NEPA Picnic

    NEPA Picnic.

    Save the date: Saturday August 27th.

    If you would like to host the picnic at your home, garage, business, or shop, let Debbie Egolf know.

    The club will do the cooking and supply the main course food and drink.  Individual members bring side dishes.

    We will have a popular vote car show with a few classes

    Section: Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Event Type: Dining

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  • 8th Annual Ozark Euro Rally-2022

    Our Ozark Section will be participating at the 8th Annual Ozark Euro Rally for all German cars on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Passion Playgrounds in Eureka Springs. This is a show for hundreds of German auto enthusiasts who love to show off their vehicles, regardless of how they look, and the camaraderie that owning a German car brings! There will be trophies given out this year, and participants will be picking out the winners! Last year we won several prestigious awards. The event will have a food truck on-site. Bring your lawn chairs to spend time with club members. I have been in touch with Elizabeth Wintercom, who is leading the Ozark Euro Rally, and she is excited to have the Ozark Mercedes Section participating again this year. Let’s have a great turnout and show off our beautiful Mercedes vehicles!!! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration • 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Raffles • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Raffles and trophies Hotel Info: Call hotels directly to book your room to get event discounts. • The Travelers Inn - (479) 363-6863 • Alpine Lodge - (479) 253-7175 • Edelweiss Inn - (479) 363-6990 • The Trails Inn - (479) 253-9390 • Econo Lodge - (479) 253-9501 • Land O’Nod Inn - (479) 253-6262 • Super 8 - (479) 239-4540 • Candlewick Inn - (479) 253-7111 • Stonegate Lodge - (479) 253-8800 Location: The Great Passion Play 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR Lunch: Sparky’s Roadhouse Café 147 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the front entrance to the grounds and drive in together to get our spot. Registration: Website for registration: [email protected] $30.00 Per Vehicle. You can still pre-register after June 27, but you will not receive the free t-shirt, poster and goodie bag. There is no charge for spectators, but they will park in a separate lot. Contact: If you have questions about the event, you may contact Elizabeth Wintercom at [email protected] RSVP: Dennis Anderson no later than August 20, you are joining us at the Euro Rally [email protected]

    Section: Ozark

    Event Type: Rallye

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  • Visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum, Ellington Airport, Houston, on Aug 27th @ 10am

    The Lone Star Flight Museum is an aerospace museum that displays a collection of historically significant aircraft and many artifacts related to the history of flight. The museum’s collection is unique in that most of the aircraft are in airworthy condition and regularly take to the sky. The museum also features a section on Texas aviation history. This event will feature a docent guided tour of the museum exhibits followed by a catered lunch on-site. Our last visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum was in 2018 and it proved to be a very popular and enjoyable event.

    The fee for the event is $32 to include admission to the museum, tour and lunch. Please click the "Register Here" link below to take you to the PayPal Checkout site where you can register and pay your fee for this event. We look forward to seeing you there.
     

    Register here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=L36MD68FR542A

    Section: Houston

    Event Type: Local

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    Section: British Columbia

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  • Fante's Coffee Cars & Coffee

    Fante's Coffee has monthly Cars & Coffee events on the first Saturday of the month, April through November.  These are free to exhibit and free to attend.  Learn more at https://www.fantescoffee.com



     

     

    Section: Bluegrass Stars

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  • BC STARS SECTION SHOW & SHINE 'AN ICON RETURNS'

    The BCSTARS Section is re-lauching its annual Show & Shine this upcoming Labour Day weekend, September 3rd. We will be in a new location too, this year at the Mercedes dealer in Langley BC who is working very hard with us as a partner. The event starts at 10 AM and lasts until 3 PM. There will be food truck(s), washrooms, lots of parking and much more. More information can be found at mbca.org/bcstars. In early July we will have our online registration process active so everyone can register.

    Section: British Columbia

    Event Type: Other

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  • First Sunday Drive - Camino Tassajara

    Date: Sunday, September 4th, 2022

    Gathering place: Bagel Street Café

    Address: 316 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, CA

    Schedule:

    9:00 – 10:00AM Mercedes and Coffee

    10:00-10:15AM Route Brief 

    10:15AM Start your engines

    Destination: Main Street – Oyo Restaurant - 680 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA

    Short Stop: Los Positas College – 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA

    Destination: Downtown Pleasanton – Oyo Restaurant – 680 Main Street, Pleasanton

    Section: San Francisco Bay Area

    Event Type: First Sunday Drive

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    Section: Alabama-NW Florida

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  • MBCA Southern Stars Section at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville September 2022

     

    On September 10, 2022, Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts are invited to join "Southern Stars Section" in the gated "Central Lot" (Not the "Exhibit Lot"), if you are able to share your vehicle for the duration of the event. (Once your vehicle is in the Central Lot, your vehicle must remain until 11 am.)

     

    It is suggested you arrive before 7:30 am to get an ideal spot in the Central Lot if possible, as spots typically fill up quick closer to 7:45 am, and the Central Lot vehicle access gates close at 8:00 am.

     

    For a full-size parking map, please click this link:

     

    https://bit.ly/3qR6eER

     

    If you would like to be reminded, and are not on our Evite contact list, or have another question, just shoot us an email!

     

    No official registration is needed, although we would appreciate a quick message if you would like to attend.

     

    You may view prior Caffeine & Octane event photos from the official photographer here:

    https://www.deremerstudios.com/.../Caffeine-and-Octane.../

     

    More information can be found here:

    https://www.firstcoastcarculture.com/caffeineandoctane

     

    https://www.caffeineandoctane.com/Jacksonville

     

    https://www.facebook.com/caffeineandoctanejax

     

    https://www.instagram.com/caffeineandoctanejax

     

    For additional information or questions, please email:

    [email protected]

     

    or Contact David Wommer, Southern Stars Section President (904) 534-7319


     

    Section: Southern Stars

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  • Gus' Drive Inn diner

    Let's meet at noon, Saturday, Sept 10 at Gus' Drive-in Diner, located on Hwy ES in East Troy.  Relive those Happy Days memories and music from the 50's-70's.  Then we'll drive around East Troy's historic downtown square to view the nearby Electric Railway and Trolley Museum.  www.easttroyrr.org
     
    If you plan ahead, you may be able to purchase tickets ($15 adults, $12.50 for seniors) to ride in one of their trolleys to the Elegant Farmer and return.  Allow about 90 minutes for this trip, which includes about a 40 min stop there.  You can also drive the few miles there on Hwy ES which parallels the railroad tracks to the Elegant Farmer near Mukwonago. 
     
    The Elegant Farmer is well-known for their excellent pies baked in a bag, other bakery, deli sandwiches, etc. www.elegantfarmer.com
     
    Let me know if you are interested in joining us or have any questions.  
    Hosted by Bernd & Christine Kampe, 262-492-4441 (mobile)

     

    Section: Wisconsin

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  • Lunch at Dale’s Essenhaus

    Section: Lone Star

    Event Type: Other

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  • Participation in New Edinburgh StreetFest

    The MBCA Ottawa Section has been asked to participate in the New Edinburgh StreetFest on September 10/2022.  The StreetFest is a charity event that will celebrate the history of the New Edinburgh area and raise funds to support the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families.

    Part of the event is to hold a classic car display.  Several other car clubs will be participating and we would like to include some of our cars in the display.  We are looking for cars that are of the 70’s or older vintage, although we can include later R107 series cars given the similar styling to earlier models.

    Included is a copy of the event prospectus to give you an idea of the full listing of activities included in StreetFest.

    It sounds like it will be a fun event to attend even if you are not displaying a car and a support a good cause.

    We need to let the organizers know the number of participants by the end of May, so if you are interested in displaying your car, please contact Mike McKinnon ([email protected]) with any questions or to confirm you participation.

    For more information on the New Edinburgh StreetFest, please click here OR select the Microsoft Word Attachment below.

    Respectfully,

    MBCA | Ottawa Section Executive

    https://ottawa.mbca.org

    https://www.mbca.org/section/ottawa

    Section: Ottawa

    Event Type: Driving

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  • Germanfest 2022

    Our most popular event of the year is coming back to Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. Come exhibit your Benz on the lawn and enjoy the camraderie of the Minuteman chapter.

    Section: Minuteman

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  • Route 66 Historical Landmark Adventure

    A Day on Route 66

    Date:      Saturday September 17th 2022

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

    Meeting Location: The Deli  9671 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

                                          The Deli Parking Lot: next to Mc Donald’s

    Meeting Time:            9:00 AM    Depart 9:15 AM

    Event information / Description: 

    Come and join us for this fun driving event, this historical Landmark driving  adventure with many road side stops will make for a fun filled day, with stops such as The Wigwam Motel, The original Mc Donald’s Museum, The California Route 66 Museum, Elmers Bottle Tree Ranch and 20 Mules Museum Mojave. 

    No host Lunch: Cross Eyed Cow Pizza.   Recommended bring Water and snacks, start with full Tank.

     

    Section: Los Angeles

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  • Annual Membership Recognition Event

    John and Dottie Miller have planned our Annual Membership Recognition Event at Lake Fort Smith State Park pavilion on September 17, 2022, which includes a Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event is still in the planning stages; however, we already know you will enjoy the peel and eat shrimp and crawfish with corn on the cob, new potatoes, sausage and Cajun music. The State Park is on Old Highway 71, in the Boston Mountains in the northern part of Crawford County, and it’s very easy to find. The Millers have reserved the pavilion at the park and the event will start at noon. This pavilion has about nine large picnic style tables, all under cover. The restrooms are close to the pavilion. All necessary items, such as corn on the cob holders and boats, bibs, butter dishes and paper towels will be available. There will be soft drinks, water and ice. If you plan to attend but if you are allergic to seafood or particularly shell seafood, please let the Millers know so that they can look for an alternative. The event will be paid for by the MBCA Ozark Section; just come and enjoy yourselves. Mark your calendars for September 17 and join us for this Annual Membership Recognition Event. It will be a wonderful time! Email John or Dottie Miller for further questions you may have as of now: [email protected]

    Section: Ozark

    Event Type: Reception

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  • MBCA NTX Picnic

    Mark your calendar now for our Annual Section Picnic. The location will again be the Pole Barn at Myers Park in McKinney. The event will begin at 11:00 AM and end around 3:00 PM.

    We will have our clean car show, as long as it’s clean, bring the Benz down and share it. Three prizes / trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

    Food for this year’s event will be provided by Rudy’s BBQ and will include brisket, sausage and chicken and all the fixings plus dessert.

    The cost for the event is $20 per person payable through PayPal.

    Come and enjoy great food and your Mercedes Freude.

     

    Section: North Texas

    Event Type: Local

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  • GWS-MBCA AX, Washington Circuit, Summit Point

    This is event notice for the series of Autocross events as follows:

     

    MBCA-GWS AUTOCROSS 2022 SEASON PASS

    SAT 16 APR 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 21 MAY 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 18 JUN 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 16 JUL 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 20 AUG 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 17 SEP 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 22 OCT 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    LOCATION: Washington Circuit, Summit Point Motorsports Park

    201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446

    Contact: Eric LeGore [email protected]

    You can buy season pass or register for individual events. Please follow the Registration link below to view event details and to register.



     

     

    Section: Greater Washington

    Event Type: Autocross

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  • Ariens Art on Wheels vintage races at Road America

    Details to follow.   Stay tuned.

    Section: Wisconsin

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  • NEPA Day Drive

    NEPA Day Drive.

    Save the date: Sunday September 18.

    Contact Barry Brobst with your suggestions for the day.

    We do a drive and end at a resturant.

    Section: Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Event Type: Driving

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  • Central Oklahoma Section Monthly Dinner Meeting

    Please join us for our September monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday, the 20th, at Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler. The meeting starts at 7pm. All attending members will be entered in our monthly door prize drawing! Hope to see you there!

    Section: Central Oklahoma

    Event Type: Monthly Dinner Meeting

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    Section: Alabama-NW Florida

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  • Cape Fear River Motoring Tour

    Section: Carolinas

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  • MBCA|GWS 2022 Shenandoah Circuit Track Event

    BACK FOR ANOTHER FULL WEEKEND FOR 2022!!!!

    Come out and join us for an educational WEEKEND of fun driving on Summit Point's Shenandoah Circuit - The Shenandoah Circuit is a 2.2-mile (3.5 km) road course that first opened in 2005. It is a no holds barred technical challenge that will take years for drivers to master. The track contains a dimensional replica of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife’s famous banked Karussell turn complete with 20 degrees of banking.

    The corners contain both positive and negative camber as well as increasing and decreasing radius turns with vertical drops. If you are truly up for a challenge to your car handling abilities, the Shenandoah Circuit is truly one of the most technical tracks in the country.

    Section: Greater Washington

    Event Type: Driving

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  • SFBA Section Member Meeting 2022

    MBCA - San Francisco Bay Area Section Board Meeting 

    Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2022

    Place: Peter's Café

    10 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

     

    Time: 

    Lunch - 12:00-2:00 PM (Dining area)

    Meeting - 2:00-4:30 PM (Conference room)

     

    You are invited to join us for a no-host lunch at Peter's Cafe or come to the meeting only!

    Free registration - Click here

    This Board Meeting is open to all SFBA members and associate members only!

    (Limited seat availability due to the conference room capacity)

    We will have following agenda and topic discussions for the remaining 2022 events and the board member elections.

    The topics included, but not limited to the agenda below.  (Please anticipate at least a 90-minutes meeting)

    Section: San Francisco Bay Area

    Event Type: Officer Meeting

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  • DIY Tech Session

    We are pleased to announce that the North Texas Section will have our 2nd DIY Technical Session of 2022 at Mercedes-Benz of Plano Saturday, September 24.  We look forward to these combination work sessions / social outings as an opportunity to inspect and perform light maintenance on these beautiful well-engineered cars using our own tools on lifts with "over the shoulder technical guidance” at a dealership or local independent shop.

    The DIY tech sessions are your chance to inspect your vehicle and perform tasks that are within your knowledge and capacity, using your own tools. It is important to plan your tasks in advance to ensure your complete your work in the time allotted.  Meet in the parking lot before 7:30 for introductions, briefing and orientation.  Arrive late, miss the briefing, No Lift for you. We have ~20 lifts available, so you will have the entire time to perform your work.

    Spots are limited, be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your spot. Your place in line is directly tied to your registration order. Click the PayPal button below to register/pay $20 per car.

    All MBCA members and prospective NTX Section Members are Welcome to Join us during the event for coffee, sweet rolls and socializing even if not working on their vehicle.

    Section: North Texas

    Event Type: Tech Session

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  • Germantown Oktoberfest and Classic Car Show

    We will be participating in this year’s Oktoberfest celebrations at Dheinsville Settlement Park in Germantown starting Sunday noon, Sept 25.  There will also be a car show held on these grounds from noon-3:00 pm for those who may want to participate in it.  We have requested a roped off area for displaying our members’ MB cars. There will be a small fee for participating in the car show.  Limited picnic tables and chairs are available, but can’t be reserved.  Plan to  ring your own folding chairs and picnic supplies if you like. German food, beer, desserts, etc. are available for purchase.  More details to follow on this Oktoberfest and registration for the car show as they become available.


    Co-hosted by Bernd & Christine Kampe and Jan Miller, a MB Club member who lives in Germantown.

    [email protected]  262-534-5644 (Home); [email protected]  262-352-8250 (Cell)
     

    For images from last year’s event, check out

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/opBKdf7gFAFG9aup6    https://photos.app.goo.gl/opBKdf7gFAFG9aup6

     

    Section: Wisconsin

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  • 2022 Desert Stars Havasupai Rally

    Mark your Calendar NOW for Havasupai ‘22

     

    We’ve all heard of Arizona’s “5 Cs”, the cornerstones of the State’s economic development over the past 100 years.  And now one of these – Copper – is the theme for Havasupai ’22, to be held September 30 - October 2 in the heart of Arizona’s copper mining region.  

     

    Veteran rallyemasters Chuck and Ava Stanford have promised the usual – and some new twists as well – sure to make for an exciting and memorable weekend.  You’ll be driving Arizona’s picturesque scenery and winding roads, while observing sites and scenes of unimagined scale and investment, and maybe even finding some of your own treasure along the way!

     

    We’ll start on Friday nite at the Best Western Copper Hills Inn in Globe (sorry, the Ritz Carlton was booked…)  Following a short, scenic drive from the Valley, you’ll check in, and then take a stroll across the street for some wine tasting and live music, tasty snacks, and fun hospitality.  Saturday morning following a hearty breakfast, we’ll hit the road for local history, observation, and basic information about the fascinating process of extracting and treating the shiny metal that comprises 50 pounds of your car (165 pounds if you’re driving electric), nearly 450 pounds of the average home, and 12% by weight of your cellphone!  We’ll see mining towns that have thrived in the ups and downs of this complex and cyclical business – and some that haven’t fared as well… Along the way, you’ll also enjoy some great food, fun drives, and yes, probably a few “miner’s words” directed at the rallyemasters.

    Saturday nite we’ll celebrate our driving accomplishments and “mining” success with dinner and an auction!  There’ll be prizes for all, but with a surprise! And of course, we’ll award traditional Kachinas for those whose mileage, observation and puzzle skills best match the rallyemasters.

     

    You won’t want to miss this unique weekend – bargain priced at only $549 per couple for the entire weekend.  This all-inclusive amount covers hotel, all your meals and prizes, in fact, everything but your alcohol and fuel – which by the way is about 50 cents a gallon less in Globe-Miami than in the Valley.  Fill out the form on page 5 of the Stardust Newsletter and return it to Debbie Ichiyama.  We’ll look forward to seeing you in mining country – no pick and shovel needed !

    Section: Desert Stars

    Event Type: Rallye

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  • Fante's Coffee Cars & Coffee

    Fante's Coffee has monthly Cars & Coffee events on the first Saturday of the month, April through November.  These are free to exhibit and free to attend.  Learn more at https://www.fantescoffee.com

    Section: Bluegrass Stars

    Event Type: Other

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  • First Sunday Drive - Mt. View, Stanford and Skyline

    Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

    Time: 9:00AM

    Gathering place: Bagel Street Café – 1049 El Monte Ave. Mountain View, CA 94040

    Engines Start: 10:00AM

    Short Stops:

    Stanford Oval – 20 Palm Dr. Stanford, CA 94305

    Skywood Trading Post & Deli – 17287 Skyline Blvd, Woodside, CA 94062

    Destination: Upper Crystal Spring Reservoir Vista Point – Parking lot, 4355 Skyline Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94062.

    No-host lunch: Peter’s Café, 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

    November FSD will take us through the California State Route 35, known as Skyline Boulevard. If you enjoy beautiful vistas, overlooking the horizon without end, this is the drive you don’t want to miss!

    Skyline Drive is a twisty road with giant redwoods on both sides. This is the road where everyone can enjoy the fresh air by either rolling down the windows or having the top down.

    We’ll be gathering at Bagel Street Café at 9:00AM for all to meet, get the morning coffee, and catch up. We’ll be starting the engines at 10:00AM

    The drive will take us on Foothill Expressway, and our first stop will be at Stanford Memorial for group pictures. The main attraction of the drive will be going through the redwoods and stopping at Skywood Trading across Alice’s a refreshment. After a brief break, we will continue to the north of Skyline and enjoy the view at our destination – Upper Crystal Spring Reservoir Vista Point.

    For those who would like to join me for a no-host lunch, we’ll be going to Peter’s Café 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae.

     

    Section: San Francisco Bay Area

    Event Type: First Sunday Drive

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  • MBCA NTX Oktoberfest

    Bavarian Grill will be hosting the North Texas Section for our annual Oktoberfest. We will be enjoying their fantastic authentice German food and the largerst German beer selection in the USA. 

    Since we last vistited Bavarin Grill, they have moved to their new location which is about 1/2 mile north or the previous location. 

    Section: North Texas

    Event Type: Dining

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  • MBCA Southern Stars Section at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville October 2022

     

    On October 8, 2022, Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts are invited to join "Southern Stars Section" in the gated "Central Lot" (Not the "Exhibit Lot"), if you are able to share your vehicle for the duration of the event. (Once your vehicle is in the Central Lot, your vehicle must remain until 11 am.)

     

    It is suggested you arrive before 7:30 am to get an ideal spot in the Central Lot if possible, as spots typically fill up quick closer to 7:45 am, and the Central Lot vehicle access gates close at 8:00 am.

     

    For a full-size parking map, please click this link:

     

    https://bit.ly/3qR6eER

     

    If you would like to be reminded, and are not on our Evite contact list, or have another question, just shoot us an email!

     

    No official registration is needed, although we would appreciate a quick message if you would like to attend.

     

    You may view prior Caffeine & Octane event photos from the official photographer here:

    https://www.deremerstudios.com/.../Caffeine-and-Octane.../

     

    More information can be found here:

    https://www.firstcoastcarculture.com/caffeineandoctane

     

    https://www.caffeineandoctane.com/Jacksonville

     

    https://www.facebook.com/caffeineandoctanejax

     

    https://www.instagram.com/caffeineandoctanejax

     

    For additional information or questions, please email:

    [email protected]

     

    or Contact David Wommer, Southern Stars Section President (904) 534-7319


     

     

    Section: Southern Stars

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    Section: British Columbia

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    Northeast Regional Event
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  • NEPA Dinner & Planning Meeting for 2023 Events

    Dinner & Planning Meeting for 2023 Events.

    Save the date: Thursday October 13th.

    Details will be posted when available.

    Section: Northeastern Pennsylvania

    Event Type: Dining

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  • Sixteenth Annual Texas Mercedes-Benz Owners' Get Together

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15, 2022 for the SIXTEENTH Annual Texas MB Owners GTG!

    We'll caravan in from our various cities for lunch at Woody's Smokehouse on the Northbound side of I-45 in the reserved dining room. If you aren't comfortable with eating indoors, you can take your food to-go and bring it to the park to eat in the pavilion. Woody's will reserve parking for us in their large lot on top of the hill and just to the side of Woody's. After lunch, we'll head to Fort Boggy State Park for the Show and Shine. Admission to the park is $3 for adults, free for children 12 years and younger.

    We'll hand out awards at the Show and Shine based on People's Choice voting. The categories are Best Vintage Model (pre-1990 vehicles), Best Young Classic (1990-99), Best 2000-2009 Model, and, Best 2010-present Model.

    You can purchase your day pass for entry into Fort Boggy State Park up to 3 months ahead of time. Starting May 15, 2022, go to https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/, enter Fort Boggy State Park, select day passes, arrival date (October 15, 2022), select not flexible, and 1 day for length of stay. For more detailed instructions, please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZfP0USJq0Q


    You can still pay on the day of the event at the park. Cash is strongly encouraged. 

    Departure Points (NOTE NEW DEPARTURE POINT FOR HOUSTON):

     

    Austin (Round Rock)

    Dell Diamond

    3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard (US 79)

    Round Rock, TX 78665

    Meet at 9:15am, depart at 9:45am

     

    Location of Dell Diamond: Dell Diamond - Google Maps

    Route from Dell Diamond to Woody's Smokehouse: Dell Diamond to Woody's Smokehouse - Google Maps

     

    DFW Metroplex

    Love's Truck Stop

    2500 S I-45 (Exit 272, Fulghum Rd. Exit)

    Hutchins, TX 75141

    Meet at 9:45am, depart at 10:15am

     

    Location of Love's Truck Stop: 2500 S I-45, Hutchins, TX - Google Maps

    Route from Love's to Woody's Smokehouse: Love's to Woody's Smokehouse - Google Maps

     

    Houston Area (NEW LOCATION)

    Costco Gas Station

    16803 North Freeway Service Rd. (Next to Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands at I-45 and SH-242)

    Conroe, TX 77385

    The Houston group will assemble in the Costco Parking Lot just east of the Costco Gas Station.

    Meet at 10:00am, depart at 10:30am

    Location of Costco Gas Station:  16803 North Fwy. Service Rd. Conroe, TX - Google Maps

    Route from Costco Gas Station to Woody's Smokehouse: Costco Gas Station to Woody's Smokehouse - Google Maps

    Optional Scenic Route (will depart at 10:10am): Scenic Route from Costco to Woody's Smokehouse

     

    San Antonio

    HEB

    17460 IH 35 North (Exit 175, Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. Exit)

    Schertz, TX 78154

    Meet at 7:30am, depart at 8:00am (note: this caravan will meet up with the Austin caravan at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock at 9:30am)

     

    Location of HEB: HEB, - Google Maps

    Route from San Antonio to Dell Diamond : San Antonio to Dell Diamond - Google Maps

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    Route from Dell Diamond to Woody's Smokehouse: Dell Diamond to Woody's Smokehouse - Google Maps

     

    Woody's Smokehouse

    Woody's Smokehouse - Home - The World's Best Beef Jerky


    Fort Boggy State Park

    TPWD: Fort Boggy State Park

    Map of Fort Boggy:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4503_146.pdf

    Section: Houston

    Event Type: Other

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  • Fall Color Tour

    Join us for a delicious lunch at the historic 1836 East Troy House Inn & Tavern (located on East Troy's downtown square) on Saturday, Oct 15, starting at 12:00 Noon.

     

     After our lunch we will start our leisurely fall color tour of the Southern Unit, Kettle Morraine State Forest.  We will provide each car with an instruction sheet and  a WDNR map of this State Forest.

     

    We will drive on six well-paved and winding scenic state and county highways past the Old World Wisconsin Outdoor Museum, farmlands, woods, lakes and thru rustic small towns like Eagle and Palmyra.  You can drive at your own pace and stop wherever you like for scenery, photos, etc.  The posted speed limits are typically 35-45 mph.  Total driving time is about 90 minutes.

     

    At the conclusion of the trip, you will be on Hwy 83 in Mukwonago.  From there you can drive 2 miles on Hwy ES to the Elegant Farmer for some of their famous bakery or drive directly back home whenever you like.

     

    Let me know if you would like to join us for this lunch by Oct 10, so we can notify the restaurant.  You can also just participate in the fall color drive.  Call, text or email me if you have any questions.  Hosts are Bernd & Christine Kampe at 262-492-4441 (mobile/text msg) or email  [email protected]

     

    More photos can be found at:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/cMTrMeVR4qtN6Pst7

     

    Section: Wisconsin

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  • Faberallye 2022

    Plans are underway for our Faberallye event this fall. We have secured the fabulous fall foliage venue of Killington, VT for this event. More details to follow.

    Section: Minuteman

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    Minuteman
    Northeast Regional Event
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  • Autumn Trails Parade

    Once again we are going to take our fall drive to Winnsboro, TX and it will be for the 64th Annual Autumn Trails Event which is an annual month long event for the town. Saturday the 22nd is for Antique Cars that begins with a parade into downtown.  For those interested after the parade they have three maps that follow the country roads outside of Winnsboro to view the fall leaf colors.  It will be a fun day with our club participating in the parade and the folks love us because we are one of two clubs that have candy for the kids.  The other club is the Model A Club. After the parade we will have lunch at Hope Grill & Café in Winnsboro, at 301 E. Coke Road, which is near downtown Winnsboro. The menu has Mexican and American items on the menu and a room is available for us. Just remember to bring candy, lots of candy to throw out to the kids on the parade route.  This has been a lot of fun for our club in the past; you won’t believe all of the cars especially the Model A’s and the kids on the parade route are the most fun of all.

    Meet for check-in at 8:00 AM at the QuickTrip gas station at 1400 E. Joe Ramsey Blvd, Greenville, TX. (It is at the southeast corner of HYW 69 and I-30 East in Greenville).  If anyone is lost call Ron Seifert’s cell phone at 972-824-0464.

    We will leave at 8:15 AM for Winnsboro. It is a 55-mile drive from Greenville and we form up for the parade in Winnsboro at 9:45 AM on highway 11 leading into Winnsboro. It is important if we want to stay together to be there on time.  We must leave at 8:15 AM!

    I will pass out tour maps for those who want to drive the three back road tours/drives that they have outlined for the autumn trails. 

    After lunch you will be free to return home on your own schedule.

    The cost for the event/drive will be $10 per car, payable at check-in or PayPal.

    Don’t worry about not having an antique or classic car they welcome the MB Club participation.  For those with convertibles or antique restorations it will be a fun place to show your car and you can practice your special Royal hand wave for the crowd.  Put your section magnetic sign on your cars for the event if you have them.

    We are looking for a great turnout and this time of year should give us great driving weather and a nice day for a fall drive.

    Directions to Winnsboro

    If for some reason you are late or lost here are directions to Winnsboro.

    From the QuickTrip gas station take highway I-30 east to Exit 124 on to TX 154 at Sulphur Springs and go south to hwy 11 into Winnsboro.  Line up for the parade as you go into Winnsboro.  The cars will be lining up on the side of the road outside of the city limits so just get in line.  It is important that we try to stay together as you form the line.

    Directions to lunch –Hope Grill & Café – 301 E. Coke Road

    Go south on S. Main Street, at light (Shamrock Gas station on right) turn left on to Coke Rd. and ¼ to ½ mile.  Hope Grill & Café is on the left (north side) of street.

    Section: North Texas

    Event Type: Driving

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  • GWS-MBCA AX, Washington Circuit, Summit Point

    This is event notice for the series of Autocross events as follows:

     

    MBCA-GWS AUTOCROSS 2022 SEASON PASS

    SAT 16 APR 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 21 MAY 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 18 JUN 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 16 JUL 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 20 AUG 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 17 SEP 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    SAT 22 OCT 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    LOCATION: Washington Circuit, Summit Point Motorsports Park

    201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446

    Contact: Eric LeGore [email protected]

    You can buy season pass or register for individual events. Please follow the Registration link below to view event details and to register.

     

    Section: Greater Washington

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  • Oktoberfest - In Memory of Sandor Drobilisch

    Oktoberfest - In Memory of Sandor Drosbilisch

    Oktoberfest was Sandor's favorite's festivity, and each year he volunteered and organized the event for the club members to enjoy and celebrate. 

    In memory of Sandor Drosbilisch, I would like to continue his legacy and cordially invite friends and the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, San Francisco Bay Area Section members to celebrate his life on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022  from 6PM to 8PM, at one of his favorite restaurants - Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA.  

    A private dining room (seats limited) has been reserved for this event, and it will be a No-Host dining. A RSVP is required and appreciated, please email John Goode at [email protected]

     

    Sandor (Sandy) Drobilisch 1931 – 2022 Resident of Morgan Hill, CA

    Sandor was born on August 21,1931 in Szentendre, Hungary to Istvan Drobilisch and Anna Takacs. He passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He is survived by his brother Ivan, niece Melinda Tuskes and nephew Laszlo Tuskes of Hungary. He is also survived by his close friend, Nita Roodman of Morgan Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife Lindsay, sister Eva Anna Tuskes, and brother George Drobilisch.

    Sandor earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from university in Budapest, Hungary. He was there after imprisoned for two years of hard labor for his political activities in defense of his country against its aggressors. Following that, he participated in the Hungarian Revolution. To escape reprisal and certain death from the Soviets, he fled to Austria in December 1956. He was helped at the border by the ICEM and American Red Cross, who assisted him in seeking political refuge in the United States. In January,1957, he traveled on USNS Marine Carp to New York. From New York he continued across country on rail, ending up in Sunnyvale, where he had a sponsor. Having been in California for less than a week and not speaking any English, he was hired as a machinist by Hewlett-Packard, where he worked for two years. Other employers through the years included Kliklok Corp and American Microsystem. He also had his own company, Sandor Engineering. He was given a patent for one of his inventions. He met his wife Lindsay in 1960. They were happily married for 51 years until her death in 2011. His hobbies included boat building (he built his own small yacht), skiing at Lake Tahoe, raising Samoan dogs, and traveling (Asia, Europe, Germany). All his life, he pursued a variety of interests. He was a long-time member of the Bay Area Mercedes Benz Club,

    where he was club photographer for many years. He designed and built his home in Monte Sereno, and he cultivated grapes from his vineyard there. After moving to Morgan Hill, he served for over ten years on the homeowner's association. Sandy lived a full life with many friends.

     

    Section: San Francisco Bay Area

    Event Type: Dining

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  • Mercedes Freude 2022

    Mercedes Freude 2022-Newport Beach California

    We are excited to announce we have in place this year’s premier annual event for Mercedes-Benz Club of America. This year we will be hosted in Newport Beach, California at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, October 25-30th. In partnership with The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, now located in nearby Long Beach, we have some great events lined up for the week. Full details, hotel room and ticket sales will be live soon. Watch for future announcements via email.
     
    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, a hotel retreat adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve, is nestled among 26 acres featuring hundreds of palms and succulents. Renowned locally, “The Newporter" as it was previously named, the hotel team has been creating memories for over five decades for guests and locals alike. MBCA will have a special rate to offer and includes amenities like a 9-hole Golf Course and an array of other activities.

    Click here for the website.

     

    Section: National

    Event Type:

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    National
    National Event
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  • Fall tech session

    Details are still being worked out for our first tech session since Covid shut them down.  Please come back often for updates !

    Section: Wisconsin

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