MBCA President Steve Dierks discusses the steps we’ve taken together to contemporize and grow the Club, as well as new marketing and membership programs you can expect to see later this year.
UPCOMING MBCA EVENTS
July 25-29 — Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Now in its 34th year (formerly known as the Concours at Meadow Brook) Concours at St. John’s will be held in its new setting in Plymouth, MI. Open track event at Waterford Hills Road Racing (open to all modern and vintage cars) on July 25. VIP tour of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate in Grosse Point, Michigan or a 50-mile motoring tour; both open to the public on July 27. Plus seminars, collector car auction, Concours Preview Party & more! MBCA’s International Stars Section will host a fun Concours and offer preferred VIP parking to MBCA members. Contact Pete Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://internationalstars.mbca.org/ or www.concoursusa.org for details.
August 17 — Legends of the Autobahn 2012 Four German marques; one incredible Concours! Join members & friends of the world’s greatest car clubs — Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche & Audi for a dazzling day of Concours, Corral, Gullwings, Classics, Contemporary autos & more. Held on the beautiful grounds of the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, CA near Pebble Beach and the breathtaking Pacific Coastline. Over 500 cars expected to display — make sure your Mercedes is one of them! Six judged classes for 1992 model years and older ($60 entry fee) or corral any vintage Mercedes for $30. Register at www.motorsportreg.com scroll down to “August 17” then to “MBCA — Legends of the Autobahn.” EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT when you register by August 1. Visit www.legendsoftheautobahn.com or contact Laura Simonds at email@example.com or 650.592.7613 TODAY.
Group Tours of Germany —September 24-30 VIP destinations, accommodations and five-star cuisine. No worries, just “WOW!” on this command-performance excursion for Members, their families and friends. Repeat travelers give these trips two BIG thumbs up! Read a Member’s travel tales first-hand on pages 48-53 of the March/April 2012 Star magazine. Contact “Tourleiter” Jim O’Sullivan at 617.879.0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 28-October 3 — StarFest® 2012 Now registering for MBCA’s highly-celebrated national biennial event in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona! Soak-up the sun and excitement in/around the world-class Biltmore Hotel with fine cars, International Raceway driving, spas, golf, shopping, food, day trips and more. Visit http://desertstars.motorsportreg.com/ or go to www.starfest2012.com for details. Contact John Hutchison at email@example.com or Debbie Ichiyama at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Please join MBCA’s Central VA section for a July afternoon on the Rappahannock River. Our neighbors from the VA and Greater Washington sections are cordially invited as well. Locally-sourced fried chicken, BBQ, picnic foods and soft drinks will be provided; bring your own beverage of choice. Please feel free to contribute a dish or dessert (coordinate with Robyn when you register for the event).
For those interested in making a weekend of it, there are several charming B & B’s in the area:
The Chesapeake Inn, Urbana http://thechesapeakeinn.com/
Atherston Hall, Urbana http://www.atherstonhall.com/
The Tides Inn, Irvington http://www.tidesinn.com/
Hope and Glory, Irvington http://www.hopeandglory.com/
To sign up for the event, please contact:
Gary & Robyn Tyer
142 Oyster House Lane
Water View, VA 23180
804-334-4308 (Gary’s cell)
804-240-4480 (Robyn’s cell)
Wayne Carini, host of TV’s signature series “Chasing Classic Cars” on the Velocity for Discovery channel, has been named the StarFest 2012 Honorary Event Chairman. Mr Carini will serve as Honorary Chief Judge of the Concours d’Elegance and will make a special award to “The car I’d most like to chase.” StarFest is the largest Mercedes-Benz enthusiast event in the country; it is a national event of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA). StarFest 2012 is held this year from READ MORE »
Save the date and register for the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Central Virginia Section Rappahannock River Summer Party on July 7, 2012.
Rappahannock River Summer Party
Saturday, July 7, 2012
12:00 noon – 5 PM
The River Home of Gary & Robyn Tyer
Water View, VA
Please join MBCA’s Central VA section for a July afternoon on the Rappahannock River. Our neighbors from the VA and Greater Washington sections are cordially invited as well. Locally-sourced fried chicken and picnic food and drinks will be provided; please feel free to contribute a dish or dessert (coordinate with Robyn when you register for the event). READ MORE »