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Deceptive Beauty

The 1935 Grand Prix season was excellent; the best against strong and varied opposition that Mercedes-Benz enjoyed in the second year of the new 750-kilogram G.P. formula. In its second season the W25 was fully proven and raced as part of a team…

Bella Guida

Our 2020 travel plans were dashed by COVID. However, with improving conditions and the introduction of the Green Pass in the EU, we saw a window of opportunity to take part of that delayed vacation without being subjected to unreasonable…

There at the Beginning

Alfred Peyton Jenkins – my father – was born on May 11, 1900 in Richmond, Virginia, just fifteen years after Karl Benz created the Benz Patent Motorwagen. Pete, as he was called by his friends, was the youngest of five children of a highly…

All in the Family

Even as a child, I knew there was something very special about Mercedes-Benz cars. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, the majority of cars on American roads were from the Detroit automakers, and they weren’t exactly doing their best work during the…

All in the Family

Even as a child, I knew there was something very special about Mercedes-Benz cars. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, the majority of cars on American roads were from the Detroit automakers, and they weren’t exactly doing their best work during the…

Digging Into 2022

When we start work on a new issue of The Star, it’s hard to envision what the finished product will look like. For me, it starts with finalizing the cover art. After all, your reaction to that first image you see when the magazine arrives in your…

Stay Safe Out There

By many standards, this holiday season was very different from last year in several ways. Parties took place and people traveled to see family and friends and came together for year-end festivities. After a year of forgoing so many of our events,…

Bittersweet F1 Finale

You may be among the millions of new fans who witnessed their first Formula 1 World Championship showdown under the Yas Marina lights in Abu Dhabi. If you were, you might wonder why you left it so long to get hooked into such a gripping, dynamic,…

V-Belt Primer

Mercedes-Benz cars are not known for throwing off their V-belts. At least, that was true back when Mercedes-Benz used V-belts. However, as belts age, they become susceptible to jumping and even snapping. My theory used to be that all European-made V…

Generation Shift - Redefining Classic Mercedes

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from MBCA Finger Lakes Section President Don Klug asking my thoughts on how our local club might appeal to younger members, specifically, MB owners in their 30s and 40s. People just like me, in other words…