The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

January-February 2012

January-February 2012 Edition highlights the reconstruction of an "AMG-tuned" 1983 Mercedes-Benz with complete "AMG" wide-body kit and accessories.

  • The true story of a father and son, and the painstaking reconstruction of a mythic AMG 500SEC of the early 1980s.

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Born in Bremen -- The 2012 C250 Sedan, just one of several models produced at this factory

Axel Catton

Cheap Thrills -- Mercedes-Benz Durability wins 24 Hours of LeMons

Rod Diridon

Engine of Destiny, the M186 3-liter of 1951

Graham Robson

Kent Emigh, Foreign Agent

Richard Simonds

Tech Articles

The New Generation of Mercedes-Benz Engines

Ken Adams, Certified Master Technician

Don't Confuse Me With Facts by Albrecht Stachel -- Importance of Lubrication

Albrecht Stachel

Restoration Corner: Rebuilding a Short Block

Bruce Adams

Buyers Guide: 1979-1991 W126 Gasoline and Diesel Luxury Sedans

Pierre Hedary with Richard Simonds


President's Message – It’s All About the Experience

Steve Dierks

Classic Center - History in a Gullwing Suitcase

Michael Kunz

Fresh Perspectives by Wes Anderson -- Introducing a Classic Enthusiast

Wes Anderson


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