Awesome day today @ the Big SoCal Euro!!! A slight chance of rain has been predicted but nothing materialized. Instead it was a perfect day with plenty of sunshine, good clouds for picture taking, and tons and tons of cars.
Here's the initial meetup spot @ Fry's Electronics when a good deal of the Mercedes folks had just rolled in.
Oblig nose shot at the Fry's meet-up.
Settings up at the event itself. The MBjunkies forum had cordoned off a very nice area close to the "official event" i.e. the sponsored part, and set up multiple canopies and barbecue grills. I think we had around 30 cars at the height of it with people coming and going. Quite a nice Mercedes turn-out for an event that is otherwise almost entirely devoid of the brand.
Kim and Chris doing last-minute touch-ups on their respective cars.
The old and the new. The one on the right is a bagged 1968 280SEL.
Right after we parked I spotted these wheels and now I'm seriously crushing on them. Unfortunately I learned that while this is how they come from Eurosports in terms of the color scheme, they only make them in 20". Now thinking about refinishing my OEM set of AMG-IVs which look exactly like these except in 18".
If there were two things that stuck out this year was marked lack of exotics, and absolute overabundance of Audo R8s. Here's part of a group of 6 that rolled in. But I'd say in total there were at least 20 of them at the show if not more.
Here's a close-up of one of those Audis, which had a matte black finish. This was my wife's favorite car of the entire show I think.
A picture for Berliner Heckflosse. A souped up Fiat and a Betty