The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

July-August 2018

Starfest 2018, Alabama Byways in a 2018 CLS450, MBUSI Vance Factory, Buyers Guide W111/W112 Coupes and Cabriolets, Heritage Tech Smits rebuild the drive train and suspension of their 1957 220S

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Multitalented – Behind the wheel of the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Axel Catton

Alabama Byways – Touring scenic StarFest rallye roads in a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Gary Anderson with assistance from MBUSA

Where Benzes are Built – Part V: MBUSI Vance, Alabama

Graham Robson

Tech Articles

Buyers Guide – Elegant and Exclusive W112/W112 Coupes and Cabriolets 1961-1971

Gary Anderson • Graham Robson • Richard Simonds

Overhauling Abel – Rebuilding the drive train and suspension of a high-mileage 1957 220 Ponton

Elisabeth and Fred Smits

Pump It Up – Installing a modern electric fuel pump to improve a carbureted 1960s sedan

Richard Simonds

Tech Q&A: Star TekInfo, Run-fasts, Fuel-injection pumps

Richard Simonds


At the Wheel; From the president, Gene Jurick – Finding the Road to Success

Gene Jurick

Tours, Concours and Tracks, Oh My!

Mike Regennitter


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