The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

November-December 2017

Monterey Classic Car Week, Project One Hypercar, Emil Jellinek and the first Mercedes, 1903 Simplex,1988 AMG 500SEC, Buyers Guide 1986-1995 W124

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Emil Jellinek – The visionary who helped reinvent the automobile

Graham Robson

Chasing the Ghost – Tracking down an elusive AMG-modified 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Mario Puente

Tech Articles

Buyers Guide - Best of the Best W124 Series E-Class: 1986-1995

Pierre Hedary, Richard Simonds, Gary Anderson

Fire in the Hole – Tracing the evolution of early ignition systems from open flame to spark plug

Richard Simonds, Graeme Morpeth, Gary Anderson

Richard Simonds – Technical Q & A – Classic Tires, Starter Solenoids, Ignition Issues

Richard Simonds


President’s Message Terry Kiwala – My Last Column

Terry Kiwala

Your Club – Mike Regennitter – Cheers to 61 Years

Mike Regennitter


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