Channel Islands

Channel Islands

Chartered in 1979, the Channel Islands Section,  included in MBCA’s South-West Region, covers the general area between Westlake and Santa Barbara. We derive our name from the off-shore islands along the Santa Barbara Channel along California’s south-central coast.  We hold monthly events focused on the Mercedes-Benz marque including various social, driving, car show and featured technical speaker venues. Some of our past featured events include:
- Pismo Parade Rally
- Paso Robles Wine Weekend
- Death Valley Venture
- NAS Point Mugu Beach Weekend
- Annual Clear Car Show, pioneered by the section in 1978.
The yearly  calendar includes our annual Holiday party and other varied events like mystery lunch and poker rallys and tours of car museums and collections. The section publishes a monthly newsletter, the Channel Islands Star, to keep our members updated of both upcoming and past events and section and MBCA matters of interest. Similar updates are included in the Section’s website. The section’s Board, consisting of our elected and appointed officers, meets monthly. Section events are set up by our members and coordinated through the Vice-president for Activities.

Ventura-Santa Barbara Counties
California

Section Leader Positions

Position E-mail
Section President Peter Samaha [email protected]
Section Vice President James Wiens [email protected]
Section Treasurer Robert Wilber [email protected]
Section Secretary Kathy Wilber [email protected]
Section Membership Tamara Samaha [email protected]
Section Newsletter Verna Eason [email protected]
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