Mercedes-Benz Club Enjoy Another NEC Classic Car Show
The Club stand was larger than ever before and displayed a range of members cars from the 1930s to the 80s plus a new Mercedes-Benz Maybach loaned by Mercedes-Benz UK. The 1965 600 Grand owned by Club stalwart Geoffrey Hunter was a crowd pleaser as was the diminutive 1938 170V Sports Roadster owned by Derek Wood. These were supplemented by an iconic 1960 300SL roadster a more modern 300SL from 1988, a 220 cabriolet B from 1951 and a 1959 190b Ponton which was judged the "best car on the stand". These pristine examples were in stark contrast to a rusty W107 SL chassis provided by the SL Shop to highlight the problems to look out for.
The stand at the NEC Show is produced at the Club's own expense and the Club's technical team were busy all weekend answering members queries.
The Club's charity is RNLI and just under £75 was in the collecting boxes at the end of the Show.
The Mercedes-Benz Club has over 12,000 Members and organises a huge range of events for them – ranging from national and international rallies to a prestigious 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.
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 and car accessory suppliers. The Club also has a scheme to offer its Members tuition from the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
To join the Mercedes-Benz Club please call 01780 482111 or visit