M-B.E.A.T 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:00am to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Bob Yoder

Time to sign up for a repeat of last year’s M-B European Auto Tour to Flagstaff on Saturday/Sunday, April 21st and 22nd.

 GOOD NEWS, Little America Hotel in Flagstaff has extended the expiration date to reserve a room for the event to Tuesday, April 10, 2018! 

The event will start at the shopping center located on the northeast corner of Interstate 17 and Carefree Highway at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning, April 21st. Coffee and donuts, or breakfast at McDonald’s or Denny’s are available nearby if participants have not already eaten. If you haven’t had breakfast before your arrival, and need it, please arrive no later than 6:15AM.

We will have a driver’s meeting in the Denny’s parking lot at 7:00 AM for everyone can sign the required release form, and to receive a route detail handout. Our first stop will be at Coffinger Park in Wickenburg for a restroom break, and to take a picture of all cars on the run for the next StarDust newsletter and our Facebook page.

We will then head north on Route 93 veering off at Route 89 toward Prescott, and go through Congress, Yarnell, Peeples Valley and Kirkland Junction on very scenic back roads. Our route then takes a turn West to Kirkland, and continue North on Iron Springs Road to Skull Valley where we will stop for a mid-run break. After the break, we head toward Prescott, and the scenic route over Mingus Mountain into Jerome. Lunch service will begin at 11:00 at The Asylum in Jerome. Lunch has been tested, we recently ate there, and although last year’s meal was good, their menu is even much better this year!

After lunch, you will be offered a choice of “tourist” activities before departing the area for our continued northbound travels through Clarkdale and Old Town Cottonwood and along Route 89A through Sedona, and Oak Creek Canyon until we reach the top of the hill, on the newly reconstructed road to Flagstaff. Our destination in Flagstaff is the Little America Hotel where we have negotiated a special room rate for the overnight stay. We heard a rumor that Bob Yoder will be our host during Happy Hour after we check into the hotel, and that he may have a $urprise for us. Make sure you are a participant to see if this rumor is true!!

Dinner Saturday night is on your own, however we will try to have a group reservation at a restaurant near the hotel for those that don’t want to go out on their own.

There are NO advance expenses for this event; everyone will pay their own costs for snacks, meals, refreshments and lodging.

As defined above, we need you to sign-up no later than Tuesday, April 10th if you intend to participate in this event so that we can ensure that there will be a room available for you at Little America. After that date, if you still want to go, YOU will need to contact either of the Club members below to find out if Little America still has rooms.

Sign up by completing the registration form below, or email the information to Bob Yoder at [email protected].

Then you must call the Little America Hotel reservation line at 1-800-352-4386 and ask for a room for Saturday, April 21st at the special rate of $159 for the “Desert Stars Mercedes-Benz Club” event.

Registration Form2018 Mercedes-Benz European Auto Tour (M-B.E.A.T.)

Please Register by April 10, 2018

Name(s) registering: ________________________________________­­­­__________________


Number Attending_______

Street Address: ________________________________________________________________

City: State/Prov.:____________________________________________ Zip:________________

Phone No.: ____________________________________________________________________      

Day/ NightEmail Address: ________________________________________________________


There is no advance cost for this event. Participants will cover their own expenses. Registrations must be received by April 10th; after that date call Bob Yoder  to see if registration is still possible.

Email Bob Yoder, or send this completed registration form to:         

MBCA Desert Stars, c/o Debbie Ichiyama         

 “M-BEAT Event”         

6502 E Evans Drive,

Scottsdale, AZ 85254



Dick Sharp at [email protected] or 480-540-3396,

Bob Yoder at [email protected] or 480-510-8210, or

John Hutchison at [email protected]  if you have any questions.