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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…

Julie Bruggner - President's Column

Well, this is it, my final column.  It’s been nearly three years since I got elected and Gary Anderson told me I had less than a week to get my first one done.  I’m sure the panic on my face told him just how comfortable I was going to be getting…

Rising Star - the 1995-2000 W202 C36/C43/C55

The success of the 190E of the 1980s, including the partnership with Cosworth for the 2.3-16, 2.5-16, and Evolution variants, got Mercedes-Benz management thinking about new markets. As Mercedes says in its own history, "The compact class models…

DIY Tech - Fix those rock chips before winter comes!

It's been a great summer, but before winter comes it's always a good idea to take a look at the front of your Mercedes-Benz. Chances are good you'll find some rock chips that weren't there last year.   The best solution for rock chips is…

MBCA members create Comfort Motion

Tech - Comfort in Motion       Since the dawn of the automobile, people have been climbing out of their cars after a long journey and taking a few moments to stretch. We've all experienced the need to wrench our  bodies out of the cramped…

Summer Breeze

About 15,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age, there was a huge lake up in Alberta, Canada. The lake was held in place by a glacier that formed an ice dam, and when it broke the water came down the west side of the Continental Divide in a…

Mercedes Meets Max

Of the 803 Mercedes made in 1904, one in four was sold in America. The three-pointed star was the USA’s most popular imported car. Business was so good that in that year production of Mercedes cars began in Long Island City, New York. After a…

Getting to know you

Back in 1985, after much reading and dreaming, I concluded that a Mercedes 280SL would be the perfect daily driver with collectible potential. I'm not sure how it would have worked out as a daily driver, although it would have been fun to try, but…

Our Living Legacy

In The Star magazine’s May-June 2022 article, “There at the Beginning,” we spoke extensively about my father, Alfred Peyton Jenkins, and the car’s early history and how he purchased our 1957 300SL Roadster. The following is the story of our…

STAR LOVE

Growing up in a federal housing project in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1960’s during the Civil Rights struggle, I would often look to the skies as an escape from the reality my family faced as then Negroes in an unjust America. My dad was a victim of…