The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

November-December 2011

The Star November-December 2011; Legendary Past, Bright Future; Mercedes-Benz 1980-2012; Monterey Classic Car Week Celebrates Mercedes-Benz 125th Anniversary

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Shining Star – Into the 21st Century

Karl Ludvigsen

New Models, New Markets – 1981-2011

Graham Robson

Tech Articles

Buyers Guide - 1959-1968 W111/W112 Finback Sedans
Buy Your Classic for the Body, but Check the Engine

Bruce Adams

My Mind is Made Up - Use it or Lose It

Albrecht Stachel

Murphy's Law - Points and Solid State Electronic Ignitions

George Murphy

Old School - Preserve it or Junk It?

Pierre Hedary

Project Hammer Hauler Jr. Returns by Jim Luikens

Jim, Luikens


President's Message - Rodger Van Ness

Rodger Van Ness

From the Desk of the Executive Director

Doug Truitt

Silverphile - The Fin-al Analysis

John Kuhn Bleimaier

Fancyisms - Danger Surrounds the Poor Defenseless Car

Bonnie Fancy


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