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Around the World in a Ponton: Part 4 Article & Images Elisabeth Smits   In August 2014, Fred and Elisabeth Smits set out from their home in New Zealand with their 1957 220S Ponton “Abel” on a five-year trip around the globe. Here, in the latest...
Around the World in a Ponton: Part 4 Article & Images Elisabeth Smits   In August 2014, Fred and Elisabeth Smits set out from their home in New Zealand with their 1957 220S Ponton “Abel” on a five-year trip around the globe. Here, in the latest...
Around the World in a Ponton: Part 4 Article & Images Elisabeth Smits   In August 2014, Fred and Elisabeth Smits set out from their home in New Zealand with their 1957 220S Ponton “Abel” on a five-year trip around the globe. Here, in the latest...
Where the Cars Come From: Part I. Sindelfingen Article: Graham Robson Images: Daimler Archives     Mercedes-Benz is all about Stuttgart, right? Well, yes and no. For sure, the downtown Untertürkheim plant is the original historic site, but the...
Classic gasoline-engine Mercedes-Benz cars used a standard points and condenser system to time the build-up and release of the charge in the coil and transmit the ignition spark to the spark plug in each cylinder in turn. As discussed in recent...
Headlight bulbs Q: I would like to replace the low- beam headlight bulbs on my 2005 E350 with brighter bulbs than the standard H7. Any suggestions?A: There are several aftermarket options available to replace your  current headlight bulbs with ones...
Ignition Systems: A Technical Brief Article and Images Richard Simonds   Classic gasoline-engine Mercedes-Benz cars used a standard points and condenser system to time the build-up and release of the charge in the coil and transmit the ignition...
Mobility in an Electric World Article Richard Simonds and Axel Catton Images Daimler Global Media   The dividing line that separates a dramatically different future from the familiar present is often very difficult to discern. When Mercedes-Benz...
Your Club – Mike Regennitter Great People Make a Great Club   Many things go into making a great car club. However, it always takes great people to encourage prospective members to become a part of a great car-enthusiast community. Primary...
Gary Anderson  –  Behind the Star   Vehicles of Passion   When the current editorial team  produced its first issue of The Star, we divided the enjoyment of new and classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles into four categories: pride in the marque,...
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