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Automotive Archaeology - Restoring a 1934 150 SR

Automotive Archaeology Peeling away the layers to discover the history of a unique car By Michael Kunz, The Classic Center Photographs by Dieter Rebmann and the Classic Center Restoring any classic car has its challenges, but what do you do when…

Epitome of Elegance – The 220SE Family

Parked next to one another in a row of the Kemp Automobile Museum collection in St. Louis, the effect on the observer of these three 220SEs – a sedan, a coupe, and a cabriolet – can be described in one word: magical.  All in similar shades of red,…

Future Present

"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" is a song from 1986 by a forgotten band called Timbuk3. While that alternative pop band's future did not pan out as well as its one hit song, we don't need to say the same for 21-year-old Adam Lumsden.…

Roaming the Great Smoky Mountains in the New E-Cabrio

When Geoff Day, head of communications for Mercedes-Benz USA saw our article on the new E-Cabriolet in the March-April issue of The Star, he wondered why we had bothered to come to Tennessee for the official launch in April. The answer? We came to…

President's Message – MBCA Equals Fun

If I could summarize why all 20,000 members joined the MBCA, I would say it’s to have fun while meeting fellow members who share the same passion for Mercedes-Benz automobiles.  Members’ interests range from learning more about technical matters to…

Mercedes-Benz 540K with a Split Personality

Mercedes-Benz 540Kwith a Split PersonalityArticle and Photography by Scott GrundforWhen they first see it – and they’ll be more likely to see it on the road than on the show field, with the owner reveling in the breeze across the open car – even…

Mercedes Revisits La Panamericana

Mercedes-Benz re-established its presence in motorsports with its win on the 1952 Carrera Panamericana. In March of this year, those memories were stirred to life when a dozen SLS AMGs joined the SLs in Oaxaca to rerun that fabled route. We were…