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Message from our President

A Vision and The Strategies

Our national membership ranking has climbed up a ladder from 6th place to 5th place, and we’re just a few members shy of being in 4th place.  I am hoping by the end of the year, we will be back to our 3rd place ranking and heading for the number one spot by the end of the next year. I am proud to say that when it comes to the number of reported events posted on the MBCA website, we are 2nd to none. Since February, we had already led three of the First Sunday Drives, two of the weekend overnight road trips, and two meets of Mercedes-Benz Classics and Coffee, each and every activity we had organized was well enjoyed by every member who participated. 

It is my pleasure to announce that we have confirmed the date, the time, and booked the reservation for our Annual Member Appreciation holiday party.  The date is set for Saturday, December 4th, 2021, 10:00AM-3:00PM at Casa Bella, Sunol. The cost for the facility, staff, and all you can eat (Buffet Style), and all you can drink (Beverages, Wine and Champaign) is $100 per person, based on 100 plus attendees.  The board has agreed to subsidize a total of $2,500 for this event, which means the first 100 registered members, associate members, and guests will only be paying $75 per person for this most important section event of the year! Please mark your calendars, save your spots, and take advantage of the subsidization by registering now!  Click Here to Register at 

The national has no sign of releasing the membership rebates to all sections at this time, which means our fixed operational cost, events supply, and expenses were supported by our section members’ generous donations and volunteering.  Our goal for this year’s donation amount is $4,000, and we are currently at $3,000, 75 percent of reaching our goal.  Please continue to make donations and/or volunteer your time and remember to give joyfully! 

At the last M-B Classics and Coffee meet, we had 15 Mercedes-Benz Classics rolling into the parking lot, and 24 members who came together, and enjoyed the wholesome breakfast at Leann’s Café in Burlingame. The turn-out was fantastic, and the members gave positive feedback, which prompted John O’Brien, Ty McConney, and Timothy Iverson, to show interest in organizing similar activity in Marin and Santa Cruz areas.  If you’re an owner of or know someone who owns a café, please let me know; we’d like to work with you and bring the meet events to support our local businesses.  

There are two exciting First Sunday Drives coming up, gorgeous scenic views and fabulous local restaurants to select from for the no-host dining experience after the drives. 

June 6th – Lafayette to Niles – Dr. and Mrs. Lane 

July 11th – Pescadero Creek through Redwoods – Carol and Darby 




PRESIDENT                            John Goode             650-215-3402     

VICE PRESIDENT                   Barton Lane             650-888-8952

SECRETARY                            Deinse Sheehan      925-683-2708

TREASURER                           Nadine Lane             510-335-5931

ACTIVITIES                              Barton Lane              650-888-8952

MEMBERSHIP                         John Goode               650-215-3402

FIRST SUN DRIVES                Tim  Bonifay                707-712-5402

SOCIAL MEDIA                        Tim Bonifay

Web/Newsletter                        David Sears                   408-916-8100


DIRECTOR AT LARGE              Jack Weir                     925-899-4289

                                                   Doug Storkovich        510-912-1838

                                                   Sidney Reed                415-254-8773


Where shall we go in 2021?


The following suggested events were proposed at the last Board meeting. This is an ambitious list, with lots of opportunities to participate. If you would like to help with or lead one of these events, or propose an event you would like to lead, please contact our Activities Chairman, Barton Lane, who is listed below with the new Leadership Team.

Members Only Events

March 26th - 28th (Fri-Sun)

Reno Overnight Road trip (Sections) - 4Matics

April 18th (Sunday)

Grand Island Mansion - Doug Storkovich

May 8th-9th (Sat-Sun)

Napa/Skunk Train/Hwy 1 Overnight Road Trip- Convertibles

June 6th (Sunday)

Lafeyette to Niles Through the East Bay hills and regional parks

July 31- Aug 1 (Sat-Sun)

Location: TBA Weekend Classics - Calling all Classics

August 1 (Sunday)

Marin Cheese Factory

August 21st (Saturday)

Fun Drive to Authentic Cuisines

Sept 24th-26th (Fri-Sun)

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - Jack Weir

October 9th (Saturday)

Annual Planning Meeting

October 9th (Saturday)

Oktoberfest Dinner at Teske's Germania - Hi-Performances

November 13 th (Saturday) 

Social Event - City of San Francisco  - David Sears

December 4th (Saturday)

Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Day Banquet

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First Sunday Drive

Sunday, July 11

Pescadaro Creek

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Sunday August 1

Marin Cheese Run

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Upcoming Events

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Members Recommend

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First Saturday of Each Month


Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Open Garage Talk


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Upcoming Events

Pescadero Creek

Menlo Park | Sunday, July 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

The Great Marin Cheese Tour IV

San Rafael | Sunday, August 1, 2021 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Banquet

Sunol | Saturday, December 4, 2021 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Event Reports

May 16, 2021_M-B Classics and Coffee

What a great turn out! Another perfect sunny California weather with the...

Napa - Ft Bragg Skunk Train - Hwy 1 Road Trip

Napa/Skunk Train/Coast Highway Road Trip On May 8, 2021, 9 members from the San...