The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

January-February 2019

This issue features Graham Nash's 300SEL 6.3, 1898 Daimler Truck, Drive Review: GLA45 AMG, Mercedes-Benz exits DTM racing series, Buyers Guide: Pontons 1953-1962, Rastatt A-Series Factory

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Good-bye to All That – Mercedes-Benz steps away from DTM

Glenn Freeman

Hand-Made History – Bill Eggers Creates A Superbly Imagined Replica of an 1898 Daimler Platform Truck

Bill Eggers, Jennifer Ortiz, Gary Anderson

SPEED DEMON Driving the fierce little GLA45 4Matic

Thomas Bonatz

Where Benzes are Built – Part VI: Rastatt, Germany

Graham Robson

Tech Articles

Pontons: W120, W180, W121, W105, & W128 Ponton Sedans • 1953-1962

Richard Simonds, Gary Anderson

Technical Feature – Ten Tips on Selling a Classic Mercedes-Benz

Gary Anderson

Technical Q&A

Richard Simonds


From the President: Rolling into the Future

Gene Jurick

Mike Regennitter, Executive Director Happy New Year & Welcome to 2019

Mike Regennitter


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