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Star Bulletin - San Diego - Mercedes
M e r c e d e s - B e n z C l u b o f Am e r i c a
Star Bulletin
San Diego Section Newsletter
More Than a Car. We’re a Community.™
2014 EVENT SCHEDULE
MBCA San Diego Section
Officers
 Michael Cooper, President
(760) 599-0629
[email protected]
 Carole Osselaer-Seiver, Vice
President (760) 525-8087
[email protected]
 Carlos E. Muñoz, Secretary
(619) 756-0876
[email protected]
 Carol Kruse-Ross, Treasurer
(858) 245-1991
[email protected]
Directors
 Bob Gunthorp
Historian
(619) 421-3254
[email protected]
 Steve Ross
Membership Chair
(619) 508-3925
[email protected]
 Diana Kruse
Director of First Impressions
[email protected]
If any SD Section member would
like to serve on the Board of
Directors, just contact one of us.
Newsletter Editor
 Carlos E. Muñoz
(619) 756-0876
[email protected]

Website & e-Mail Distro
vacant
SW Regional Director
 Steve Ross
(619) 508-3925
[email protected]
 Redaction: MBCA of San Diego
 Printing & Distribution:
Phoenix Direct Mail Services
Attention Members: We hope that
you will support our advertisers…they
support this Bulletin. Mention this
newsletter when you contact them.
No inference, however, is made that
advertising in this Bulletin implies
approval of their products or services
by the MBCA, the San Diego Section,
its Officers, members, MBUSA, smart
GmbH, AMG, HWA, or Daimler AG.
May 2014
4 May
Coronado Car Show: Motorcars on Main Street (Pg. 4)
11 May
Carlsbad Cars & Coffee (Pg. 6)
15 May
Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights (Pg. 4)
17 May
Pauma Valley Poker Run (Pg. 5)
20 May
SD Section Board Meeting @ The Elephant Bar (Pg. 28)
31 May
MBCA Southwest Region President’s Meeting
17 June
SD Section Board Meeting @ The Elephant Bar (Pg. 28)
19 June
Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights (Pg. 4)
22 June
MCRD 2014 Show on the Bay (Pg. 7)
28 June
Wash & Shine Show @ The Lazy H Ranch (Pg. 6)
4 July
Coronado 4th of July Parade
15 July
SD Section Board Meeting @ The Elephant Bar (Pg. 28)
17 July
Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights (Pg. 4)
9 August
National City Automobile Heritage Day (Pg. 7)
19 August
SD Section Board Meeting @ The Elephant Bar (Pg. 28)
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Change of Address, Phone # or e-Mail ?
If you have a change-of-address to send to the
Club, please go to www.mbca.org, click on
MEMBERSHIP, then click on ADDRESS CHANGE
and fill in the form. As an alternative, you can call
1-800-637-2360 and talk to anyone at the MBCA
National Business Office.
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FOR SALE:
Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster
Polisher Air Filter Housing
Will fit 560SL, 450SL and 380SL
First $90 takes this.
Call Kelvin @ (858) 232-9271.
WELCOME !!
New San Diego Section
MBCA Members



Bruce Babcock ~ 1955 220a, 1959 219
Gordon Davies ~ 2009 R350
Francisco Ulloa ~ no vehicle listed on MBCA roster
A hearty welcome to all our new members.
We hope to meet you real soon at one of our
upcoming events. Please feel free to contact
any of the Board Officers (listed on the front
page of this Newsletter) with any questions,
comments, or concerns.
We are always looking for volunteers to help
out with ideas, planning, and coordinating
events.
If you would like to feature your MercedesBenz vehicle(s) in this Newsletter with an
interesting story or photo, please submit in
digital format via e-mail to our
Newsletter Editor ( [email protected] )
We would love to get to know you and your
Mercedes-Benz driving passion.
New members this month:
Ask one of our Board Officers
how you can receive a FREE
Mercedes-Benz Club of America
name badge
FOR SALE & WANT ADS:
Personal classified ads (Sale or Wanted) are FREE
exclusively for MBCA members. No commercial or
business sales allowed in the classified ad section.
Business advertising is available at competitive
rates. Please contact the Treasurer for latest ad
rates. e-Mail Carlos Muñoz at [email protected]
if you want to place a personal ad in the “for sale”
section. Please contact Carlos every month to
continue to run the ad.
Car Wanted:
1971 280SL Manual Transmission.
Needing some restoration:
i.e. Paint, Leather, Wood, etc…
$2,000 Finders Fee Paid. Contact: Jan
Phone: (541) 999-9999 /
e-mail: [email protected]
View your San Diego Section
STAR Bulletin w/ extra pages
on the web http://sandiego.mbca.org
Don’t miss out on all the color photographs of past events in every issue!
Due to the cost constraints of printing
and mailing, additional content is found
on the online version of the
STAR Bulletin.
The mail-out version will continue to be
printed, but limited to 8-10 pages.
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Attention Advertisers: Any changes?
e-Mail Carlos at
[email protected] to send a file.
Phone (619) 327-0200
Fax (619) 327-0237
1(800) 841-1014
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1625 Coolidge Ave.
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OCEAN BEACH
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(760) 438-4454
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**Plus FREE loan car for the day.
(Must present this coupon)
10% Discount
On
Parts and Labor
To MBCA Members
(Must present Club membership card
while making service appointment)
SINCE 1947
Mention this ad and make an appointment
in May for the following prices:
107 Chassis tops:
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Sonnendeck canvas top $895
One day turnaround!!
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San Diego, CA
92107
(619) 223-9797
Reach a wide-audience of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts.
This space is available for a
business card size advertisement.
Please contact our SD Section Treasurer for going rates,
and upon payment, your advertisement can be sent to our
Newsletter Editor for 6-month or 12-month print runs.
Mercedes Benz
New & Used Parts
Sales & Service
9 - 5 Mon. - Fri.
SPECIALIZING IN CLASSIC MERCEDES 1955-1990
(619) 421-3254
24 Hour Fax (619) 421-0357
e-Mail: [email protected]
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10% off parts and labor with MBCA card
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Upcoming Events
Coronado Car Show: Motorcars on Main Street
4 May 2014
The MBCA San Diego Section plans to get a group together and enter our eligible
Mercedes-Benz in the Coronado show and have lunch at the Del Coronado. Eligible
entries are 1972 and older. If you don't have a car in the show it is free to attend and
we can still go to lunch as a group. Please let Steve Ross know if this appeals to you.
Call: (619) 508-3925, or e-mail: [email protected]
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2014 Encinitas CLASSIC CAR Cruise Nights
3rd Thursday of every Summer month
15 May 2014
Niko from Charlie’s Foreign has offered us the first cruise night in Encinitas this year
on May 15 at his location. For those of you that don't know, they have an old gas
station right on 101 that they reserve for different clubs. Looking for a great turn out
from the MBCA San Diego Section as well as the Pagoda Group.
Please contact Bob Gunthorp for more information: (619) 421-3254 /
e-mail: [email protected]
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Upcoming Events
Pauma Valley Poker Run
Saturday, 17 May 2014
We are participating in the Pauma Valley Rotary Club’s annual Poker Run. This is a
charity event for the Rotary Club and all proceeds go to support charities of the Rotary
Club. This will be a fantastic drive for the Star Cars with beautiful, scenic country roads
where you may exercise all those options on your autobahn cruise, or not.
Here is the best part: You may win the Poker Run Prize: $300 top hand / $200 low hand
Route Description:
100 miles. Starts and ends in Pauma Valley. Travels through Couser Canyon, Valley
Center, Santa Ysabel. Event happens rain or shine.
Entry Fees:
$35 for car /driver/poker hand/lunch
$20 for passenger/poker hand/lunch
$10 for passenger/no poker hand/lunch
Registration Discount?
Yes, a five dollar discount for those that get a poker hand. Pre-register by May 1.
Lunch only purchase still $10.
When will registration be open? Soon, updating web site. Registration available online.
Web site is https://sites.google.com/site/paumavalleylionsclub/
What time and where does the event start? Check in from 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Pauma Valley Community Center
16655 Hwy 76
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Some sights you may see:
Palomar Observatory
Watch out for Wild Turkey
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Upcoming Events
Carlsbad Cars & Coffee
Saturday, 11 May 2014
5620 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92009
It’s an unofficial gathering, but we will be meeting as a group, having coffee from
Starbucks, checking out the cars and shooting the breeze. Typically a nice size turnout
every Saturday. Around 9:00AM we will be leaving to grab a bite to eat. Come meet the
board members and have a little fun with us.
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Wash, Shine & Dine Gala Event
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Do you like to look at beautiful vintage, classic and modern Mercedes-Benz automobiles, socialize with the owners and dine on gourmet food? If so Sunday June 29, is a
date you will not want to miss. We are gathering on two acres of lush green grass at
10:00AM for a good old fashion look at my car show. We really enjoy works in progress
automobiles. Bring your pride and joy automobile out, clean or dirty, we don't care if you
don't, for a day of fun. There will be refreshments served and some prizes awarded. If
you have a friend or someone you know who has a Mercedes-Benz, invite them to come
and join us. Who knows they may like us so much they will want to be a part of our club.
Did you know that Smart cars are a part of the Mercedes-Benz family? Yep they sure
are.
Where:
When:
Cost:
Lazy H Resort Ranch, 16787 Highway 76, Pauma Valley • (760) 742-3669
Sunday June 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
$5.00 per car paid at the event.
Let Steve Ross know if you are coming. (619) 508-3925 or [email protected]
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MCRD 2014
Car Show on the Bay
Sunday,
22 June 2014
__________________________________________________________
National City Automobile Heritage Day
Saturday, 9 August 2014
ALL NEW SHOW!!
JOIN US FOR A
SPECTACULAR EVENT!
www.AutomobileHeritageDay.com
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Upcoming Events
Celebrate the 5th Annual Legends of the Autobahn®
15 August 2014
The event MercedesHeritage.com characterized as “… ‘the best kept secret’ of the
Monterey Classic Car week.” This year’s Legends will feature the finest examples of
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Co-hosted by MBCA, the BMW Car Club of America and the
Audi Club North America, this one-day MBCA national special event will put the spotlight on distinctive German marques.
To keep things fresh, you’ll notice a few new changes to the event. Legends will be
held at a new location in Monterey, California (to be announced soon) and for the first
time, a unified theme will be jointly celebrated by all three car clubs. In addition to
mingling among precision German cars, there will be food and beverage tents,
displays, Club and vendor booths, and more.
Registration opens March 1 on www.motorsportreg.com. Scroll down to “August 15”
then to “MBCA — Legends of the Autobahn” (not BMWCCA or ACNA). You can also
get a link to register on www.legendsoftheautobahn.org (click MBCA or the Mercedes
logo). All event details and information can be found on both websites.
A $75 registration fee will apply for entries in the judged Concours for 1994 and
older vehicles. A $40 registration fee will apply for entries in the “for display-only”
Corral (Mercedes-Benz vehicles of any age). Gourmet buffet lunch, VIP lunch, and
event polo shirts are optional. The discounted “early bird” registration deadline
is August 1, and all registration closes on August 8.
For more information, contact MBCA Event Chairman Laura Simonds
@ 650.592.7613 or [email protected]
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Upcoming Events
A Special Announcement
Christmas/Holiday Party - December 14, 2014
The Christmas/Holiday party this year will be held at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo,
the same place we went to last year. The reviews we received were very positive so we
decided to return. Plans are in the works to make this year’s party much more exciting, so
mark your calendar and we will see you at the club.
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30 Years Ago This Month
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25 Years Ago This Month
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25 Years Ago This Month
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“Get Well”
by Bob Gunthorp
On my way to tour with the Antique Automobile Club of America on April 5, I hit a piece
of furniture on I-805. My car the 1976 280SL survived the crash with minor damage that
included the radiator. However the piece of furniture did not. I flattened it out.
As you all know I tend to make light of things that happen so when people ask me why I
hit the piece of furniture I simply say “It was because I was going 70MPH and the furniture
was stopped.” After all was said and done, I received a questionnaire from Hagerty insurance company as the how they handled my claim. Below is my reply to questionnaire:
Dear Hagerty Insurance:
Your company has been insuring my Mercedes-Benz collection for several years
now and I have been recommending your company because of the professional
service I have received. One of the questions that I get when I recommend Hagerty
insurance is “What happens when you have a claim?” I have said I don’t know
because I have never had a claim.
Unfortunately, for me I have now had to file a claim because I hit a piece of
Furniture in the #3 lane on the freeway one Saturday. Your claims adjuster, Diane
Hannah, took my claim on Monday and had an adjuster inspect the damage that
same afternoon. She called me on Wednesday to tell me that the claim had been
approved and check had been issued. She not could have handled my claim
anymore professionally or anymore promptly.
THANK YOU.
The final touch was when I received a card
addressed to “Gunthorp Mercedes.” The card was a
get-well card for my Mercedes.
I am highly recommending Hagerty Insurance to all
of my friends and I am sharing the story of how well
my claim was handled and especially the “Get Well”
card.
So thank you again for the great service.
Yours truly,
Robert Gunthorp
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Floyd and Evie Burgess
The San Diego Section lost a valued member of our Club and a good friend with the
passing of Floyd Burgess. Floyd and Evie joined the MBCA and our Section in 1975
and have been active for all of those nearly forty years. Floyd was a positive, happy
guy who was always there to help out in any capacity. He was a fierce competitor and
drove his Mercedes-Benz in the manner for which it was designed. He could flog a
diesel around the track with the best of the gas Mercedes-Benz and when he graduated to the gas powered cars, watch out. Floyd and Evie were masters at road rallyes
and at gymkhanas, and it was a rare occasion when they were not awarded a trophy.
Floyd served on the board of our Section in various positions and was our president for
three years. It didn't matter to Floyd whether or not he was on the board; he was always there to lend a hand. Floyd was a very outgoing and personable and one did not
remain a stranger to Floyd for very long. Probably the high point of Floyd's MercedesBenz Club experience was when he won a brand new 2003 CLK Convertible in the
Club raffle. Yes, the car was red!
Floyd served for thirty years in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of
WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Floyd's three loves in life, in my opinion, were his family,
the Marine Corps and Mercedes-Benz. The MBCA lost a dear friend and supporter
and Floyd will be deeply missed by all of those who knew him. Evie is still a club member and we expect to see her in our upcoming events.
by Steve Ross
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Recent Events
Star Cars Hit the Road for an Educational Weekend
29-30 March
Our eager and happy group of MercedesBenz owners met at the Hampton Inn in Santa
Clarita, CA bright and early Saturday morning
to begin our tour of the Nethercutt Automobile
Museum led by our President and Tour Director
Michael Cooper. Arriving at the Nethercutt
more or less as a group we were met by the
official museum lady who gave us an informative tour of the museum. This museum is nothing short of spectacular in every respect. If you
have not had this experience suggest you place it on your list of things to do. The tour
began in the four story building which houses the Grand Salon, WOW is all I can say.
Parked in a prominent spot was a 1955 MercedesBenz Gullwing, one of the most iconic automobiles ever
produced. The color is silver, what other color could it
be, and it is equipped with fitted luggage.
Moving on up the
four floors we saw a vast
collection of automobile/
hood ornaments, some
of which cost more than
an automobile. The
female figure was by far
one of the most popular
of the pre-war era.
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The fourth floor is referred to as the music
room where the collection of vintage machines that make music
resides. On the left is
the Mighty Wurlitzer
Pipe Organ and on the
right is the keyboard.
This was one of many
such devices to make
just about any sort of
music one might want.
From the Grand Salon we moved to
the second building which houses the
"lesser cars", I assume. The automobiles here are what most museums
strive for. Here we were greeted by a
1913 Mercedes 37/95 Double-Phaeton-Torpedo. It's 9.6 Litre engine produced
95 HP. It has three overhead valves per
cylinder and could attain 100MPH. At
that time it was considered the most
powerful production car in the world and
cost only $8,000.00 plus.
This Mercedes won first place in the following Concours: Pebble Beach 2001,
Concours on Rodeo 2001 and 2007, Palos Verdes 2010 and Dana Point 2011. It has
also been awarded the Silver Star Award by Mercedes-Benz.
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On the pedestal sat this 1938 Mercedes-Benz Model 540K Cabriolet A. One of 95
built in 1938, it has a 5.4L engine rated at 180HP. Cost new: $5,000.00. This beauty
was a first place winner at Pebble Beach in 2012.
From the Nethercutt, we moved on to the President Reagan Library in Simi Valley
for lunch and the grand tour. We were given a guided tour of the library which included
the early life and career of the President and of course his presidency. The highlight
for most of us was the tour of Air Force One. It was very interesting to see the accommodations for the President, his staff and media who were invited to accompany the
President. It is an engineering marvel to learn how the aircraft was moved up to the
site and the building was then built around the air plane.
The Reagan Library was a wrap for
Saturday so we proceeded back to the
Hampton for some rest and champagne
and plan the evening. After some deliberation it was decided to go next door
to the Outback. Next door was actually
up a hill and we all made it up and back
without incident. During the evening it
was decided that vodka was not just for
breakfast anymore and Tom Hanks was not really Captain of the U.S. Ship MAERSK.
I guess it was one of those teachable moments we hear so much about.
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Sunday was car museum day, Oh boy!
We started off at the Automobile Driving
Museum in El Segundo. Alas there were no
Mercedes-Benz here! Since the owner is a
Packard collector this was not surprising.
There was one car of note however. A
1955 Packard Convertible once owned by
Howard Hughes was there. He gave the car
to the movie star Gene Peters who hated the
car and only drove it twice. Maybe this is
why it only has 17,000 miles since new.
We adjourned for lunch at the Salt Creek Grill grill before moving on to the Crevier
Classic Cars. They specialize in storing your classic or exotic car as well as selling
collectible automobiles. Here we saw a variety of other makes, models and a few very
nice Mercedes-Benz.
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I was told that this 190SL has just completed a factory restoration in Germany, It
was definitely a top quality restoration and looked like an original show room model. Is
has reportedly been sold to a buyer in Europe for $360,000. If true this is the most
ever paid for a 190SL to my knowledge.
This completed our tour and we headed for the barn or garage. It was a fantastic
weekend of automobiles, history, fine dining and best of all spending time with great
people! Hats off to Michael Cooper for putting this tour together and keeping us on
schedule with his Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres.
by Steve Ross
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Recent Events
Motte Historical Museum Tour
6 April
Bright and early on a lovely
day, the Packards gathered once
again to hit the road on a trip to
visit other Packards, vintage automobiles and fun loving car people.
Look at that blue sky! Karl set a
brisk pace for us on the way to
Menifee indicating that his Packard is performing like a
Packard should.
Tour Directors Karl & Peggy
Ramsing leading the way in their
1929 Packard Coupe Convertible
Leon Motte, the owner of the
Motte Museum and Peggy
Ramsing, our Tour Director
The Motte family came to America in the late 1880ies
from Gap, France. The family has been very active in agriculture and land use for many years in the Menifee area.
Karl Ramsing’s mother was Leon’s school teacher.
This photo was probably
taken in the 1920ies based on
the farm machinery being used.
As you can see, farming was a
labor intensive operation then.
This is not a farm club, but what
used to take 5 men a week to
accomplish in farming can now
be done by one man and his
machinery in a day. Note the
The Motte farm
horses in the photo. They
in operation back in the day
were probably used to bring
hay to the machines for bailing. See the small boy on the
right next to the man by the hay? Boys went to work
about the age of ten back then and the work was not
easy.
The Motte family 1937 Packard Twelve. (I think it is a
‘37). What do you think? This Packard is a very nice
color brown that I have not seen before on a Packard.
Some modern cars have this similar color that is called
Dolomite Brown.
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Bob Gunthorp hitching a ride in Karl’s rumble seat. He
said it was a fantastic ride. There are not many chances to
ride in a rumble seat these days. I bet it is against the law.
A view of the caravan from the rumble seat.
The Mercedes-Benz Club joined us for this
outing. The lineup is buttercup, Carole Osselear
and Steve Seiver in their 1973 350SL, and Brian
Wagner in his 1940 touring sedan.
Nestled among the Packards is Steve and
Carole’s 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SL. There
would have been more Mercedes-Benz’s on
the tour but the Benz drivers wanted to ride in
a Packard, which is totally understandable.
Some of them are even thinking of buying a
Packard.
A very nice looking 1928 4-43 Packard. Invoice stated
that this may be the only Packard of this model in existence.
Others may have been re-bodied into convertibles. None of
this model are listed in any car clubs worldwide according to
Harry Clark, the previous owner.
This is not a Packard, but a 1936 Plymouth Deluxe business
Coupe. This is the type of automobile that the Packard 110
Six was designed to compete,
against which, it did very successfully. Automobile historians
say that the 110 six probably
saved Packard from going the
way of Pierce-Arrow and
Auburn and other fine automobiles of that era.
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The Ole Rock-Olla Juke Box. Where did the name Juke box
come from anyway? Anyone know? If so, please share.
From left to right is Michael Cooper, president of the MBCA San Diego Section, his
lovely wife and first lady Denise, and
Carole Osselear our vice-president
Michael Cooper, president of MBCA
San Diego Section and Steve Ross,
president of the Packard Club San Diego
Denise Cooper’s brand-spanking new SLK350, rumored to be
even faster than a Packard!
Arriving for lunch at BJ's and seated from left going around the table are: Steve
Seiver, Michael and Denise Cooper, Rose Mary, Rudy Wokoek, Catherine and Jim
Woolsey, Leigh and Mary Lou Johnson, Peggy Ramsing (Karl Ramsing is there hiding)
Brian Wagner, standing are Robert and Cheryle Waner, Brian Kruse, Richard Schauer,
S. Ross and Carole Osselear. Bob Gunthorp took the photo so he is behind the camera. More revelations were made on this tour one part Club Soda, one part St. Germaine and three parts The Macallan twenty five year old single malt scotch (no substitution permitted, a lesser quality beverage would negate the "life style"!). Add ice and
enjoy, after you have completed driving your Mercedes-Benz of course. More useful
hints will be provided as they are discovered.
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Recent Events
La Jolla Concours D’Elegance
11-13 April
by Steve Ross
The San Diego Section of the MBCA was well represented at the La Jolla Concurs
d'Elegance. Bob Gunthorp and John Bernardi were judges this year.
Gary Jarvis prepping his 1967 250SL for the judging
and his efforts paid off with a first place win in his
class. Gary and his 250SL have won first place at
Legends of the Autobahn at Pebble Beach and the
National City Automobile Heritage Day show.
Brian and Diana Kruses' 1961 190SL ready for inspection. This car
has been undergoing various stages of restoration and is coming
together quite well. Look for it at Legends of the Autobahn.
Below is Russell Hook's 1958 300SL Roadster. Failure to have a fire extinguisher
spoiled the day for Russell and this beautiful Mercedes-Benz.
Gary Jarvis and Russell Hook take a break from final rub down. Gary was once the
owner of Russell's 300 SL and Russell's late father, Weston, was a long time member
of the MBCA and a close friend of Gary’s.
Mark Nys’ W113.
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“Excuse me, your name is?”
Ordering your MBCA name-badge is more convenient than ever. Show your local
“Section Pride” at the next Club meeting or event. Order name-badges for you , your
significant other, new officers, etc. Shipping fee included in cost. Use additional 3rd line
for the make/model of car, the city in which you live, office held, year joined, etc...
MBCA NAME-BADGE ORDER FORM
(2 OR 3 LINE OPTIONS)
Member #______________________ Print Name:____________________________________________
For each Badge ordered please include:
Color: blue silver gold / Type: magnetic
safety pin
tie-tack
Badge # 1
Badge # 2
Line 1: _______________________________________
(print name as you want it on badge)
Line 1: ______________________________________
(print name as you want it on badge)
Line 2: _______________________________________
Line 2: ______________________________________
Line 3: _______________________________________
Line 3: ______________________________________
# of 2 line badge(s)[email protected] $10.00 =_______
Total of Order = _______________
# of 3 line badge(s)[email protected] $11.00 =_______
Enclose check or Credit Card # with 3-digit verification code & expiration date.
Club Store - 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909
You may also call Pam Gleeton at the NBO at 1-800-637-2360 (Mon-Fri, 8:45am 2:45pm MTN time), or e-mail: [email protected] or order at our Website: www.mbca.org
For Sale:
FRANKLIN MINT model of the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen
Beautifully detailed and crafted 1:8 scale model of the world’s
first motor-driven car. Moving parts / exact replica design.
Packed in its original Styrofoam protective case in its original
box with all the certificates and documentation as shipped.
I am asking $150 for this perfect model, and will
deliver it myself to any San Diego Section club
member in San Diego County, or ship for FREE.
Contact me: Carlos Muñoz
(619) 756-0876 / e-mail: [email protected]
SAN D IEGO SEC TION NE WSLETTER
STAR BU LLE TIN
May 2014
Page 27
Star Bulletin
8611 Ara Place
San Diego, CA 92126
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SAN DIEGO, CA
PERMIT No. 960
May 2014
NEXT BOARD MEETING IS TUESDAY,
May 20 @ 7:00PM, at the ELEPHANT BAR
in Rancho Bernardo just west of I-15 on
17051 W. Bernardo Dr.
We arrive at 6:00 to have a (no-host) dinner before the
meeting. All members are invited.
Please Note: The board has occasionally cancelled meetings when
there is a small amount of business that can be considered adequately
by telephone or e-mail. If you are considering joining us for a board
meeting, you might want to call a board member first to be sure the
meeting will take place as scheduled.
MBCA San Diego Section
http://sandiego.mbca.org
President’s Message
Hello San Diego Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts! I’d like to start off again by thanking all those that
attended the April events. It was a month packed with activities to be sure! Going forward, it looks
like the next few months will be filled with even more fun activities. If you are an inactive member of
the Club, I would urge to participate in some of the upcoming events during the next few months.
Meet the board, meet other members, and meet folks with similar Mercedes-Benz interests.
I guarantee you’ll have fun and gain a few new friends along the way.
And now for the serious stuff… I thought I would share with you folks some of the agenda items
that the board has been discussing. Topics have been: Generating membership, activity and event
participation, member retention, what do members want (and or) expect from the Club, what does the
future hold for the Club, new event ideas, member outreach, events with other clubs, and events with
other sections. As you can see we have a lot on our plate. Ultimately it all comes down to trying to
make everybody happy. In the future we will be reaching out to our members for your thoughts and
input.
So, until next time… Enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Take the time to reach out and shake
the hand of another Mercedes-Benz owner. Go on line and visit our website for the extended version
of this newsletter. And by all means get out and drive that Mercedes-Benz!
Michael

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