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Dream come true

This would not be my first encounter with a 300SL. Back in the 1980s, I was on assignment at a vintage race at Willow Springs, California, when the announcement came over the public address that journalists were invited to tour the track as…

Black Ops

Around 2008, Mercedes-Benz was more reserved in its approach to the AMG sub-brand –until it took off like wildfire, of course.Initially, AMG models sold here in the United States were limited production, often with a forced-induction V8. Then,…

Timeless - Lee and Tarie Harris' stunning 1969 280SE Cabriolet

For Lee Harris, that moment came as a teenager, riding in a Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet. “When I was seventeen years old my older brother’s co-worker bought a 1970 280SE convertible in silver blue,” Harris recalls. “I went riding in it and thought…

Timeless - Lee and Tarie Harris' stunning 1969 280SE Cabriolet

For Lee Harris, that moment came as a teenager, riding in a Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet. “When I was seventeen years old my older brother’s co-worker bought a 1970 280SE convertible in silver blue,” Harris recalls. “I went riding in it and…

Election Notification

 Directors at Large:Five candidates have filed for three open Director at Large positions:Jason Burton • Douglas Geganto • Brett Jurick • Cliff Reyle • James RobertsRegional Directors:Five candidates have filed for the odd numbered Regional Director…

Editor's Column - One Short Year

In keeping with that momentum, things are on the move here at The Star. We are always looking for ways to keep your membership magazine fresh and relevant to you. One way we're doing that is by updating the way we look at things. For example, in…

President's Column - See You There

The Sandhills Motoring Festival (SMF), in Pinehurst, North Carolina, is one of my favorite events and it gets better every year.  I remember sitting in my first National Board meeting in 2016 while Steve Redwine, then Triangle Section President, now…

Classic Tech - Under Pressure

After spending five weeks working the bugs out of a 1985 Mercedes 500SEC, I decided to drive it to soccer one Sunday morning, a mere 70 miles from my house.  Following the game, I cleaned up and got in the car to fire it up. Unfortunately, after…

Rising Star: the R129 SL (1990-2002)

There is a lot of prestige, sentiment and history associated with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. Since its inception over six decades ago, the SL has always represented nothing but the best that Mercedes-Benz has to offer as a flagship sports car.The…

Taking the fun way home

Vintage Mercedes-Benz automobiles have been my consuming passion for over five years now. The experience of having my car stranded 900 miles away from me was unbearable! This situation could only be resolved one way: a road trip was in order to…