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2022 Election Results

Mercedes-Benz Club of America  2022 Election Final Vote Summary • October 18, 2022  Director at Large Drew Webb 1,563 33.61%  Ernest Fancy 1,517 32.62%  Charles Woods 1,571 33.78%  4,651 Votes Total  Regional Director • Eastern Region …

Looking forward to the future, and how we'll get there

Today is the first day of a new era at the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. It’s time to remake ourselves and change the perceptions of what people think of us. The club faces many challenges; our charge is to correct those perceptions.   We have an…

Meet MBCA's new Executive Director Katie Carruth

The MBCA has hired Kathryn “Katie” Carruth of Colorado Springs, Colorado  as the club's new executive director.  Ms. Carruth took over the reins of the club from fprmer director Mike Regennitter on December 19.    “Katie is the right leader for…

California Dreamin' - Freude 2022

The second year of MBCA's Mercedes Freude (the joy of Mercedes) was held in beautiful Newport Beach, California this past October, based at the elegant Hyatt Regency Newport Beach  The event is offered in partnership with the newly relocated…

Rising Star - 1973-1981 C107

A saying in the world of art and antiques is “If it was expensive and desirable in period, it will most likely be that way forever.” That’s generally true of the Mercedes-Benz C107 SLC coupes, sold in the United States 1973–1980. Today, these…

May the G-Force Be With You

Did you ever drive a car you knew wasn’t good for you, but you just couldn’t keep your hands off it? A car so compelling you had to turn around and give it one more look, every single time? A vehicle you wanted to drive so much, you couldn’t wait to…

Mr. Maybach's Magnificent Machine

At the turn of the 20th century, there was absolutely no agreement among car manufacturers about how an automobile should operate. Each builder had their own ideas about how to make a vehicle go, turn, and stop. Steering might be by wheel, tiller,…

Alpenfahren

My ultimate Mercedes adventure began with family friends in a small farming village near Tübingen, not far from Germany's Black Forest. The company was wonderful, and the crisp fall air invigorating, especially after having left my home in Arizona…

Barn Find Fairy Tale

There are times in life when great opportunities grow out of dark situations. This Mercedes-Benz car story is definitely an example proving that observation.  However, before diving into the details, let me dial the wayback machine to the 1970s. I…

The Road to Electric

I took my parents for a ride in an electric car the other day. It was not a Mercedes, but that's not the important part. I showed my folks how the electric car regained energy while we were coasting downhill, and how everything else worked pretty…