The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

January-February 2018

Featuring 1957 300SL Tribute, 1954 300SLS Racing Special, One Family's 1956 300c, Drive Review of 2018 S-Class Coupes and Cabriolets, Buyers Guide: W201 Baby Benz 1984-1993.

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One for the Ages – the story of a 1954 300SL rebuilt as a racing special

Gary Horstkorta

Tech Articles

The Best of the Best: The U.S. Market W201 Baby Benz • 1984-1993

Richard Simonds, Daniel Stahl

Beautiful Bargain 2002 W220 S500

Scott Brinkley

Let the Sparks Fly – The evolution of electrical systems – from the spark plug to the CAN bus

Graeme Morpeth

TECH Q&A Richard Simonds – Tires: Tubed & tubeless; Keys for R129s; Timing Chains and Guides

Richard Simonds


At the Wheel – From the President: Gene Jurick, The Road Ahead

Gene Jurick

Your Club – From the Executive Director, Mike Regennitter – Turn Four

Mike Regennitter

Behind the Star– Editor’s Note, Gary Anderson – Changing Times


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