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Lansing, Michigan attorney Norm Witte found this unique 280SL – his first Mercedes-Benz – completely by accident. He and wife Joy were vacationing in a rental home on Topsail Island, North Carolina. The house had an elevator that was malfunctioning...
The Mercedes Freude gathering held at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina the first week of November, culminated in a gala banquet and then the first-ever Legends of the Autobahn – East car show. Over 300 MBCA members attended and an atmosphere of...
For Lee Harris, that moment cameas a teenager, riding in a Mercedes-Benz280SE Cabriolet. “When I was seventeenyears old my older brother’s co-workerbought a 1970 280SE convertible in silverblue,” Harris recalls. “I went riding in itand thought it...
Mercedes racing manager Alfred Neubauer was in a quandary. “My problem was to decide which drivers to engage for 1934. My head was in a whirl. What was I to do? Caracciola was a friend. Reports from his home in Arosa, where he had moved from the...
Now is the time to celebrate an important fiftieth anniversary – the introduction of the original R107 SL two-seater to the North American market. Not only that, it is surely the right time to remember that this model range – with all its...
Bob Sirna is automotive enthusiasm personified. A Notre Dame grad, mechanical engineer, and award-winning designer from Rochester, Michigan, he started at Ford Design, switched to IBM, and then started an IT staffing company. He’s been car crazy his...
Serving their country during the cold war, in 1982 Major George Newman, U.S. Army Field Artillery and Major Jane Newman of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps were stationed in West Germany. George was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Hanau; Jane  was...
By Neil Andrew, with love and appreciation for my Dad who has taught me about fixing both cars and life along the way. Photos courtesy of Neil Andrew and by Ron Pollard Photography, Huntsville, Ala.  My father, Gary F. Andrew, joined the U.S. Army...
As the team doctor for the Duke University men’s basketball team, Mel Berlin talked mostly about sore muscles and sprained ankles with members of the Blue Devils.  But Tommy Amaker had something else on his mind.  Whenever Dr. Berlin showed up at...
Although I’ve been a “car guy” my whole life, I wouldn’t consider myself a Mercedes-Benz devotee.    Certainly, as a motor racing aficionado I appreciated the cars and certainly was aware of the historic lore of the Silver Arrows – In fact, we have...