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Road Trip: Coast to Coast in Johnny Carson's 560SEC

If you were an adult anytime between 1962 and 1992 you know who Johnny Carson was. Although the “King of Late Night” did not invent the genre of the late-night talk show, Carson certainly perfected it, and all who follow in his wake are simply…

Jim O'Sullivan receives Star of Excellence

Of all the awards that may be presented, there is one that bestows honor among the international Mercedes-Benz enthusiast community. Every year Daimler-Benz awards the Silver Star, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and service to the…

Tour of the Jepson Collection

The Mercedes Freude national event offered a unique chance to tour one of the finest automobile collections on the eastern seaboard. The Jepson Collection is located at the Gregorie Neck Plantation near Savannah, Georgia, and has been under…

A Visit to Butterfield Plantation

Many MBCA members can tell you that a particular car got them hooked on the brand when they were young. Dr. Chuck Campbell is one of those people, but his love for Mercedes Pontons is exceeded by his love for a special place in South Carolina.  …

Mercedes Freude - The Joy of Everything Mercedes

The Mercedes Freude gathering held at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina the first week of November, culminated in a gala banquet and then the first-ever Legends of the Autobahn – East car show.Over 300 MBCA members attended and an atmosphere of…

The Joy of Reconnecting

That’s what the Club has become for me – the people that I talk to and socialize with and get to know and can call friends.  For some, it’s a way to take their beloved Mercedes to show it off and compare notes with other Mercedes-Benz lovers at car…

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Graham Robson was a mainstay of The Star. When I began to understudy with Gary Anderson to learn the job, I was impressed that writers of the caliber of Graham and Karl Ludvigsen, both legends in automotive journalism, considered our magazine to be…

Rising Star - 1984-1993 W201 190E

 What’s so special? New features set the W201 apart from other Mercedes models. The car sat on a five-link rear suspension that offered an excellent ride –  the suspension was later adopted for both the E-Class and C-Class. With anti-sway bars front…

Keeping Time - Check your vintage V8's timing chain

 Checking the timing chainIf you have just purchased an older V-8 gas Mercedes-Benz, removing the valve cover, checking the chain, chain tensioner, chain guides and cam oiler tube kits should be the first thing on your preventive maintenance list.…

On the Road to Pebble Beach

Four years ago, the Automotive Restoration program set its sights on competing to win at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with a car restored by students. Today, students working on the 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S are imagining seeing their work…