The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

March-April 2011

March-April 2011 Issue

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Re-creating the Record-Setting Blitzen Benz

Gary Anderson

Gëlandewagen in Germany 32 Years after Introduction

Axel Catton

Bob Gunthorp's Eclectic Collection of Utilitarian Cars

Gary Anderson, Bob Gunthorp

The Louwman Classic Car Museum

Richard Simonds

Tech Articles

Classic Mercedes Cooling Systems

Pierre Hedary

New Leather for an Old Car

Bradley Badali

Fouled Vacuum Lines and Leaking Power Steering Hoses

George Murphy

Buyers Guide The M100 Elite: Grand 600, 300SEL 6.3, and 450SEL 6.9

Stu Hamel


President's Message - Retention and You

Rodger Van Ness

Reflections - The Boys Are Back in Town

Jim Luikens

Silverphile – Dash it All

John Kuhn Bleimaier


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