The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

May-June 2013

Affordable cars are an important and accessible aspect of the Mercedes-Benz hobby.

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Elegant, reliable 1972 280SE is all-season driver

Bill Walsh

1972 250C Coupe is Dressed for Success
Turning Junked 450SLC into Mighty Rally Car

Rich and Mary Nohr

Featured Dealer: Mercedes-Benz of Novi

Michael Salemi

Mighty Daimler-Benz Aero Engines 1934-1945

Graham Robson

Tech Articles

Buyers Guide – Classics under $15,000

Gary Anderson with Richard Simonds

Head of the Class – AMG Engine Refinements

Ken Adams, Certified Master Technician

Press On! Preparing a 219 for Peking to Paris

Dirk de Groen

Coping with Flat Tires – What's in Your Trunk

Gary Anderson

Wrapping up Project Gift Horse

Jim Luikens

Building a Mercedes-Benz Reference Library

Michael Salemi


President's Message: The MBCA Story

Steve Dierks

Classic Center - Parts for Classic Cars

Michael F. Kunz


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