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.

StarFest SpectacularArticle John Hutchison, Chuck Stanford, Jr.Photography Gary Anderson, Heather Dent, Royce Rumsey, Kris Starkovich The first  Concours ever held on the lawn of the grand Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix was a highlight of StarFest 2012,...
My One and OnlyBob Watts 1958 190SL In 1958, at the lowest point in my financial career, when I didn’t have enough money to buy a bicycle, I was fortunate enough to purchase a Mercedes-Benz 190SL while I was stationed in the Mediterranean with the U...
To the Manor Born Coachbuilt by Binz in 1957 on a Mercedes-Benz 300c chassis, this rare station wagon was designed by a woman of great wealth and taste to suit her sailing and society lifestyle in Palm Beach and Europe Station wagons were so common...
State of the Art --The All-New SL550 Los Angeles has never made any sense to me. However, my last visit was a total revelation. This is a town where images are established by automobiles, and where opportunities to drive – from boulevard cruising to...
Putzke's Passion by Udo Putzke with Gisela PutzkePhotographs by Gary Anderson and Stephan McKeown Inspired by AMG’s famous Red Pig, gifted engineer Udo Putzke transforms a derelict 300SEL into an eclectic tribute to the storied racing sedan. Cars...
King of the MountainsRiding High with MBCA Pikes Peak Sectionby Judy BennettPhotos by Tom Croak, Brian Croak, Bill Hopper StarTrails 2011 is now just a memory, but, oh, what a memory it is! As the founder of this national special event, the Pikes...
Article by Henric Nieminen Photography by Ted Zombek and Henric Nieminen  The day is overcast but bright, illuminating a field of shiny sheet metal. One cluster of darkness, three cars, stands out in this bright gathering of pristine, colorful...
Star-Studded Pebble Beach Photos selected and layout designed by Stephan McKeown Photography by David Gooley   Mercedes-Benz celebrated a special anniversary at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours e’Elegance by rolling out many of the most significant...
An American Success Storyby Karl LudvigsenPhotos courtesy Daimler Archives The enviable position of Mercedes-Benz in the contemporary American market is the outcome of the firm’s repeated struggles with early business partners. Daimler-Benz...
Back to Gloryby Sidney VallonPhotography by Mark Elias and Paul Howard My 1954 300b Adenauer My love for Mercedes-Benz cars started at a very young age. My dad was from Munich, Germany, and as a boy, I remember him collecting cars. We owned a 1933...
Array ( [domain_id] => 1 [subdomain] => www.mbca.org [sitename] => MBCA [scheme] => https [valid] => 1 [weight] => -1 [is_default] => 1 [machine_name] => benzowners_org [path] => https://www.mbca.org/ [site_grant] => 1 )