The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

September-October 2015

This issue includes reviews of the 2016 GLC and GLE, profile of the 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow, the 1969 280SEL of culture supporter Phyllis Wattis, Road to Mandalay Rally, interior restoration, buyers guide to postwar 170s, and StarTech 2015.

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Game On – 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Gary Anderson

Precious Metal – 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow Limited Edition

Matt Stone

Sophisticated Lady – Mrs. Wattis's 1969 280SEL

Richard Simonds with Kim Staskus

The Road to Mandalay Rally

Dirk de Groen

Concours of America at St. John's

William West Hopper

Star Review: Reading Aloud – The Greatest Race

William West Hopper

Tech Articles

Buyers Guide – 1947-1955 170V, 170S and 170D (W136/W191)

Richard Simonds

Restoration Project – Part 11: Interior items

Andrew Atwood

Old School – Sorting out an auction purchase

Pierre Hedary


President's Message – A Community Helping Others

Terry Kiwala

Your Club – Mike Regennitter, Executive Director

Mike Regennitter

Fancyisms – Ladies Talk Cars at StarTech

Bonnie Fancy


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