Sometimes the right idea happens at just the right time. As we prepared the May-June issue of The Star, my son suggested that we enter the Gambler 500 this year. If you haven’t heard of this event, it’s a two-day non-competitive off-road trek. The challenge is to clean up litter in the backcountry. It’s a great adventure, does some good for my beloved Oregon, and it ends up at the world’s most boisterous party. Sign me up!
When I read Rubin Howard’s excellent Rising Star on the W163 ML-Class, the wheels in my head started turning. With an ultra-reliable V-6 engine, low-range four-wheel-drive, and plenty of room for trash bags, this SUV is a perfect Gambler ride! We have acquired a thrashable ML320 and we’ll take you along on our Gambler adventure in the July-August and September-October issues.