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Monterey Car Week 2017

SFBA MBCA and Mercedes-Benz Museum at Monterey Car Week 2017

Two SFBA MBCA members provided the driving force behind two separate events at Monterey Car Week this year. 

Frank DiPaola organizes the Carmel Mission Classics event held each year at the Carmel Mission on Wednesday of Car Week.  This event is a true gem featuring outstanding classic restorations, historically interesting cars, and the enthusiastic participation of local collectors and car clubs, with gourmet food sampling and wine tasting provided by local wineries.  A featured car this year was a 1937 Dusenberg convertible that was once owned by Dolores del Rio (pictured above).   The event is run entirely by volunteers and 100% of the proceeds go to support charitiesClick here to read more about this year’s Carmel Mission Classic.

Allen Stephens manages MBCA participation in the Legends of the Autobahn on Friday of Car Week.  The Legends event is put on by the national Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi car clubs, and can draw participants from all sections of the country.  This year a couple from Stuttgart Germany brought their Mercedes roadster to participate.  Click here to read more about this year’s LOA.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart brought a historic 1903 Mercedes Simplex touring car.  One of the first cars produced under the Mercedes marque, the design and engineering innovations in this very notable car established the Daimler company as a world leader in the emerging automotive industry.  The car is pictured above at the Pebble Beach Concours and at the start of the Tour d’Elegance with master technician Michael Plag.  Also shown is a 1953 300SL from the Stuttgart Museum. 




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