2007 SLK350 fastdawg
Had a nice successful weekend. In the Arthritis Foundation Car Show (it’s a biggy/major league show) I and the Dawg took 2nd place in the SL and Cabrilo 1990 and above class in the Mercedes Benz – Featured Marque. Pretty good honor for the Dawg, it’s 6th award this year and 33rd in the last 2 and a half. Probably its biggest award against high level competition. They found 2 slivers of grass stuck to the thermal blanket under the hood (about ¼” long) and looking down the small hole under the hood, you can see the air conditioner condenser, it had some bugs stuck the front. Didn’t even know that hole was there to look down. Also dinged me for my non-standard wheels (19” chrome), even though they are MB style (sort of). Those items alone cost me 1 ½ points. Judging took place with 4 separate 2 man teams over 3.5 hours and I pulled 92.5 out of a possible 95. I can’t complain. If they hadn’t found anything, I wouldn’t have learned anything. Sorry had to brag a little bit. (Should have seen the 1 million dollar appraised 1957 SL, it was beautiful, very high end show). Lots and lots of cars of all types!