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Welcome to The Star. Here you will find posts by our editor, Gary Anderson, as well as forum posts and news articles related to our award winning publication.

Your Club – Mike Regennitter Planning Ahead for 2017   2017 Spring Raffle We will be kicking off the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Club of America Spring Raffle by offering club members a chance to win a beautiful 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT S. MBCA is thrilled to...
President's Message – Terry Kiwala   Driving Excitement   As the two tour buses pulled up to the test track, 60 die-hard Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts smiled. The international group of Mercedes-Benz Club presidents was in for a treat on that cold...
Coolant replacement interval Q: Got a question for you regarding my 2003 SLK320. That car was one of the first generation to have a 15-year/150,000-mile coolant interval. Since the car only now has 37,000 miles, I decided to let it go to the 15-year...
Workshop Design Basics Practical lessons I’ve learned from planning and building an automotive restoration garage   Article Pat Matthews Images Richard Simonds & Gary Anderson   Before I designed and built my current workshop and  display...
Buyers Guide – 1977-1985 W123 The elegant and understated W123 remains arguably the best Mercedes-Benz ever built. Article by Pierre Hedary Technical data by Richard Simonds Images courtesy Daimler Archives.   When we wrote the first W123 Buyers...
Master Plan – The world and work of Pat Matthews   Article: Richard Simonds & Stephan MckeownImages: Richard Simonds, Gary Anderson, Dennis Harrigan   Tucked far back into the soft golden hills of Sonoma County in Northern California lies a...
Back in Service A rare American-market 1960 Mercedes-Benz O319 Omnibus returns to duty in Cincinnati Article Ted Zombek –  Images Ted Zombek, Richard Dewert, Daimler Archives   Mercedes-Benz was very well represented in the market for heavy trucks...
Symphony in Steel This beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet A – the hand-built pinnacle of automotive grandeur andelegance – has been treasured by three generations of one family since its factory delivery in 1955.   Article Carl W. Badenhausen...
BEAUTIFUL BARGAIN 1980 W123 300CD Coupe   An ongoing series highlighting club members’ desirable and affordable classics   Article and Images Sid Arya   Serendipity, fate and patience all play roles in any search for just the right car. They...
Technical Q&A Richard Simonds   Transmission Issues Q  I thought that sealed transmissions never needed fluid replacements. Do they actually need servicing?   A The myth of the sealed transmission is that it never needs servicing. However, it is...
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