Star Interest Group

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, MBCA Executive Director   Two Great Offerings   The MBCA International Stars Raffle is a popular member benefit. We receive calls on a regular basis asking when the next raffle will begin and what the prize will be. The...
Behind the Star – Editor’s Column Gary Anderson   Passion is in the Details   The mid-market Mercedes-Benz 1953 220 sedan featured in this issue of The Star (see pages 44-49) has two cords made of woven silk, each ending in a neat palm-sized knob...
President’s Letter Terry Kiwala   MBCA and the Future   Last time, I wrote about the spectacular progress the Mercedes-Benz Club of America has made in running itself like the business that it is. We have made a tremendous number of operational...
Technical Q&A Article Richard Simonds   Aftermarket wheel finishes Q I have an issue with the wheels on my 2008 SL550; they are Mandrus Millennium Hyper Silver with the mirror cut lip. The spokes appear to be clear-coated and are fine. However,...
Return of the Inline-6 Engine Mercedes-Benz M256    Article Richard Simonds Image MBUSA Media   Three major forces seem to be influencing current engine development: emissions and fuel-economy regulations; performance needed from smaller...
Where Benzes are Built Part II: Untertürkheim The second segment in a multipart history of the automobile factories of Mercedes-Benz. Although Untertürkheim is the original Daimler-Benz complex, and built many of its most famous cars up into the...
The Best of the Best: The U.S. Market W126 S-Class 1981-1991   Article Pierre Hedary & Gary Anderson Contributions Daniel Stahl & Richard Simonds Images Daimler Archives     Few luxury sedans survive long enough to become classics; fewer...
Ready for its Close-up This flawless 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 underwent a 20-year restoration by a gifted technician who worked on the hydraulics for the shark in ‘Jaws’ Article Gary Anderson Images RM Sotheby’s   We often muse about the stories an...
Company Curios Sublime, singular and strange machines and merchandise from 130 years of Daimler AG   Article Stephan McKeown & Richard Simonds Images Daimler Archives & Richard Simond     As the oldest builder of motor vehicles in the world...
  BUILT TO SERVE Simple, robust – and with an extended wheelbase, able to carry up to eight passengers – this rare 1967 200D EWB exemplifies the elegant functionalism of 1960s Mercedes-Benz design   ARTICLE Robert Gunthorp IMAGES David Gooley, Susan...
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