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Free gifts and discounts for joining the Mercedes-Benz Club at the NEC Classic Motor Show
Visit the Club Stand for the world's oldest Mercedes-Benz Club at the NEC Classic Motorshow and bring home a free gift.
Once again the Mercedes-Benz Club will have a major presence at the UK’s leading classic car show – and anyone joining the Club on its stand will have the normal £5 joining fee waived, enjoy a specially reduced first-year subscription rate of £25 (normally £35 if paid by direct debit) and receive two valuable gifts.
The first is a Meguair’s Wash & Wax car care kit, worth £19.99, and the second is a copy of the Club’s Yearbook. This full-colour hard-back charts the history of the marque, with particular emphasis on its UK activities, and tells the story of the Club’s first 60 years. All visitors to the Club stand will also have the chance of winning a Brittany Ferries crossing to and from Spain.
The Club’s stand at the NEC – number 400 in hall nine – will feature a range of cars from the 1950s to the 1990s. These include an example of the world’s first super car – the 300SL Gullwing, its little brother – a 190SL, a still breathtakingly stylish 300SE cabriolet, a Pagoda SL celebrating the 50th anniversary of this model, an example of the Mercedes-Benz you just can’t ignore – a 600 with technology that still impresses 50 years on, a 240D that’s been ‘round the clock’ but was buffed up sufficiently to win this year’s Club National Concours and a 1997 SL60 AMG – part of the R129 range which is the ‘coming classic’ in the Club.
The Gullwing is back doing what it was built for – having been specially prepared to be the star of the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Canadian International Fair in 1955. The 600 was originally the property of a leading pop music manager and songwriter; when its current custodian bought it a couple of years ago he was able to reunite it not only with its first owner’s family but also two of the mechanics who worked on it when it was new. And the 240D has been in the same family all its life – its current owner having restored it in memory of his late father and all the happy trips made in it between the UK and Cyprus.
The Mercedes-Benz Club has over 10,000 Members and organises a huge range of events for them – including national and international rallies, a national concours competition and lots of social events, including local pub meetings and participation in shows and rallies in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
It is the only UK club recognised by Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd and Daimler AG. Founded in 1952, it is the oldest Mercedes club in the world and caters for Mercedes-Benz cars of all ages. It publishes a monthly, full colour, 80-plus page, A4 magazine and offers an exclusive range of Club merchandise – on sale at the NEC.
The Club provides a comprehensive range of technical support for its Members via Model Register Captains and Technical Advisers, plus forums and a searchable Technical Reference Library on the Members’ pages of its website. Members also receive the Club Directory, which includes the ‘Good Garage Guide’ of members’ recommendations.
Club Members can take advantage of preferential terms from a wide range of companies and organisations. These include exclusive insurance policies plus discounts from appointed Mercedes-Benz dealers,hotel groups, ferry operators and oncar accessories.
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Photo is the R129 SL60 AMG to be displayed at the NEC.