Star Interest Group

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Here you will find posts by our editor, Gary Anderson, and news articles related to our award-winning publication.

The Stars Came Out Mercedes-Benz at Monterey Car Week • 2018 IMAGES  RICHARD SIMONDS  •  GARY ANDERSON  •  DENIS L. TANNEY  •   GARY HORSTKORTA   A kaleidoscopic look at all things Mercedes-Benz on display during this year’s annual automotive...
My Mystery Machine  – Adventures in a unique 1913 Benz W5 8/20 with Australian origins Article Michael Hoegl, Karl Ludvigsen Images – Gary Anderson, Thomas Bonatz, Michael Hoegl, Daimler Archives   Most people don’t know very much about the history...
StarFest 2018 – An MBCA event for the record books • May 15-22, Birmingham, Alabama Members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America gathered in Birmingham, Alabama, for a record-setting StarFest® 2018. This year’s StarFest was the largest club...
The Beauty is a Beast – Hotlaps in the Mighty GT R The paddock was still and quiet. The mist was just lifting from the track as the loading gate on the unmarked transporter opened. The driver unfastened the hold-downs and climbed through the side...
Escape Artist – Exploring the natural world in a custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Article and images by Kristen Bor   Tell us something about yourself. My name is Kristen Bor, and I’m the founder of the outdoor-travel and van-life blog called “...
RETURN OF A CHAMPION article: Gary Anderson • Nate Lander images: Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Daimler Archives, Richard Simonds, Gary Anderson     Where better to test and tune a stunning tribute to a famed 1957 300SLS than on a historic circuit...
Heritage The First Modern Automobile The revolutionary 1902-1905 Mercedes-Simplex   Article Gary Anderson Images David Gooley, Susan Morehouse, Gary Anderson, Daimler Global Media   When this 1903 Mercedes- Simplex drives down a modern street, we...
  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...
The early-morning silence at a racetrack has a particular quality. It isn’t an empty quiet; rather, it is filled with memories of adrenaline-filled noise from the past and the anticipation of exciting sound to come.I like being the first to arrive...
No Excuses The spectacular – and spectacularly capable – AMG GT C Roadster   Article Gary Anderson Images Daimler Global Media   Traveling northeast out of the tiny village of Wilhoit, Arizona – at the edge of Prescott National Forest – there is a...
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