The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

September-October 2016

This issue of The Star includes a behind-the-scenes visit to the F1 team at Brackley, a GLA drive to Essen, 1930s supercars, and the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz SUV

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Wings & Wheels at the Lyon Air Museum

Stephan McKeown

Family Road Trip Around Europe in a 2016 GLA

Axel and Joanna Catton

Fast Times – Mercedes-Benz Supercars 1926-1934

Graham Robson

Tech Articles

Evolution of the Mercedes-Benz SUV

Richard Simonds & Gary Anderson

Beautiful Bargain – 2002 W208 CLK55 AMG

Joe Hall

Technical Q&A

Richard Simonds

An Open & Shut Case; Repairing a broken 2002 CLK convertible top

Joe Hall


President's Message – 60 Years in New Jersey

Terry Kiwala

Your Club – Mike Regennitter, Executive Director: It's written in The Stars

Mike Regennitter


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