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8/16-18 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2013

Each year in Carmel, California, people from all over the world gather to celebrate the excellence of automobiles both old and new! What a great NorCal/SoCal group event this would make for a memorable August meet!

This is a five day event that begins on Wednesday 8/14/2013. However, I would suggest that we meet as a group beginning Friday, August 16, 2013 starting with the "Legends of Autobahn 2013" which is co-hosted by Mercedes Benz Club of America along with others including Porsche, BMW and Audi. I think that if we are members of MBCA, we can park on the lawn to display our cars. At this event MBCA not only celebrates special anniversaries models, but also Mercedes-Benz of all ages and models are welcome to enter and be judged for automotive excellence.

On Friday night, the local MBCA - San Francisco chapter hosts a dinner cruise around the Monterey Bay. Seating is limited at $60.00 per person but this also could be a fun even!

There will be many more activities though out the area all revolving around Automotive Excellence, but attenting the actual Concours d'elegance and the Pebble Beach Auctions on Saturday and Sunday would be particularly enjoyable.

Plus, if the wives get tired of the cars, Carmel offers lots of shopping that can keep my wife busy for days!

Is anyone interested in starting a list for this great event?

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PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE CALENDAR

MBCA LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN 2013

Here are a few of the highlights that Carmel and her adjacent neighbors host:

Pebble Beach Auctions
Presented By Gooding & Company
Wed, August 14 – Sun, August 18, 2013


The gavel first fell at Pebble Beach back in 1990 and now the Pebble Beach Auctions, conducted by the highly regarded firm of Gooding & Company on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, are among the most attended and anticipated collector car events of all Pebble Beach Automotive Week.

“The Pebble Beach Auctions are now viewed as leading indicators for the worldwide collector car and luxury car markets. In recent years, the success of these auctions has been due in large part to the high standards of Gooding & Company,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button in a recent interview.

The auction house has set numerous world records on the grounds of Pebble Beach, including the highest sale total in automotive auction history with $113.7 million in two days.


Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance
Presented By Rolex
Thu, August 15, 2013


The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex is an annual driving event that delights entrants and spectators alike.

Initiated to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour also underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.

The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, and pauses for a time in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tour participants enjoy a catered gourmet lunch, a champagne celebration at the finish and commemorative gifts.

The Tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route, particularly along Ocean Avenue in Carmel.

It is important to note that the Tour and the Concours are directly linked. If two vehicles tie in class competition at the Concours, the vehicle that has successfully completed the Tour gets the nod.

Legends of the Autobahn 2013
Date: Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:00am
Location: Carmel Valley - California


Stars will shine brightly at Legends of the Autobahn 2013 when MBCA celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the Pagoda and 600 models. You're invited to be part of the excitement at Legends of the Autobahn 2013, on Friday, August 16, at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. Located just a few miles from the beautiful Pacific coastline and the breathtaking Pebble Beach, this outstanding golf club always provides a stunning backdrop to view four beautiful marques of German cars. It's guaranteed to attract more cars and spectators than ever before.

Co-hosted by MBCA, BMW Car Club of America, Porsche Club of America, and Audi Club North America, this one-day MBCA national special event puts the spotlight on four distinctive German marques. Each club will have separate concours judging, but the corral area will combine all four marques. In addition to the four marque concours awards, there will be an overall "Best of Show," "People's Choice," and other special awards.

While MBCA celebrates these special anniversaries, Mercedes-Benz of all ages and models are welcome to enter. In addition to mingling among precision German cars, there will be food, displays, club and vendor booths, and the very popular Spaten Biergarten.


Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance
Sun, August 18, 2013


Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours has grown into the top-ranking collector car show in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in or simply enjoy the event here at Pebble Beach.
TAKE A TOUR THROUGH THE 60 YEARS OF THE CONCOURS.

The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of excellence. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.

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No bites? I know this is only a few weeks after the Mendocino Meet, but this would also really be fun! And different in that not a lot of driving, but a lot of observing and admiring! Plus, it would be very cool to attend the auction and see someone "loose control" over their pocketbook.

I'm going, even if it's alone!

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In my case it's this or the Mendocino thing. I know we talked about this a while back during the "anxious fender days". Perhaps next year.
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In my case it's this or the Mendocino thing. I know we talked about this a while back during the "anxious fender days". Perhaps next year.
I will be sure to take plenty of pics. Durk. But also looking forward to the Mendocino trip.
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Because it is so difficult that this event starts in the middle of the week, I recommend a shortened version as follows:

Friday, 08/16/2013 8:00 am with the Legends of Autobahn 2013, Display, Show, Awards, Luncheon. Event will end at Approx. 2:00 p.m. Afterwards, we retire back to hotel for Social Gathering, cocktails and dinner. (Hotel to be determined) or we drive back to my home in Aptos, Ca. (approx. 30 minute drive) for BBQ and Kegger.

Saturday, 08/17/2013 Drive to Big Sur for lunch via twisty mountain back roads and back to Carmel Via the coastal Highway 1. or let the cars take a rest and split into groups where some may elect to go into Carmel and shop 'till they drop, have a massage and Spa Day at one of the many near-by resorts, or an SLK Golf Match at the fun, beautiful and not nearly as expensive as others Quail Lodge and Golf Course. We end the day by observing Round 1 of the Pebble Beach Auto Auction by Gooding and Company which begins at 5:00pm and concludes at 10:00pm.

Sunday, 08/18/2013 Attend the Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance on the green. Opens to spectators at 10:30 am. Attendees depart for home at their own leisure throughout this final day.

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I have registered my SLK 2LOOK Edition to be displayed in the Coral on the Lawn during the exhibition. Registration is $30.00 per vehicle and you must be a current member of Mercedes Benz Club of America. There is already one other SLK 230 from Southern California registered as well. It would be great if we could get a group of SLK's to show together. Membership to the MBCA is $40.00 per year but includes all their other perks and discounts that go along with membership. So, the list begins on the next post with more precise details like hotels, restaurants and other activities to follow shortly once we see how much (if any) interest there is.

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1.) Stinger - all three days. Displaying the SLK in the Corral at the Legend of Autobahn on Friday 08/16/2013.

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As of this date, here is a list of the Mercedes Benz models so far that will be displayed in the Legends of Autobahn 2013 during the Concours d'Elegance in Carmel. This show is hosted by Mercedes Benz Club of America, BMW Car Club of America, Porsche Club of America and Audi Club of North America.

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Brooks, William New 1963-1971 Classic Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE

Buckter, Bob New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet

Cammisa, Jason New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

Corno, Barry New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC

Gibson, Mark New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Holzapple, Gerald New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 Sl

Marlow, Charlie New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E

Mulford, Bob New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl

Rosak, Charles New 1886-1959 Vintage Sedans, Coupes 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe

Simonds, Richard New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

solis, socorro New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl owner

Uniack, Thomas New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster

Voigt, Ted New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

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Name Status Year Make Sponsor Hometown

Britt, Rod New 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 Wilsonville, OR

Brown, Ben New 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe Portland, OR

Cohen, Steven New 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK 300 2LOOKEdition Aptos, CA

Corona, James New 2003 Mercedes-Benz 230 Kompressor Escondido, CA

Fisher, Greg New 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Tustin, CA

Howe, Ralph New 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Oceanside, CA

Keith, Cathy New 0 Mercedes-Benz Moreland Hills, OH

McMahen, Jim New 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sacramento, CA

Robison, John New 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 Vancouver, WA

Schmitter, Raymond New 2006 Mercedes-Benz E 350 Napa, CA

Simonds, Laura New 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 San Carlos, CA

Solle, Mark New 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Los Altos, CA

Uilkema, John New 0 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Piedmont, CA

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I see we have a couple more SLK's to be shown in the Coral at the Legends of Autobahn during the Concourse d'Elegance in Carmel. Now 3 SLK's all together, but I'm the only R171 so far. Start planning. I am told this week long event is amazing!

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Brooks, William New 1963-1971 Classic Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE

Buckter, Bob New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet

Cammisa, Jason New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

Corno, Barry New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC

Gibson, Mark New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Gunthorp, Robert New 1960-1971 Classic Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupe

Holzapple, Gerald New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 Sl

Marlow, Charlie New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E

Matthews, Pat New 1960-1971 Classic Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600

Mulford, Bob New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl

Rosak, Charles New 1886-1959 Vintage Sedans, Coupes 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe

Ross, Steve New 1972-1993 Modern Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. W107

Schmidt, Christian New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL AERISTO

Simonds, Richard New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

solis, socorro New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl owner

Uniack, Thomas New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster

Voigt, Ted New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Wong, Jeffery New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

Wong, Jeffery New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

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Bergstedt, Eric New 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Tustin, CA

Britt, Rod New 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 Wilsonville, OR

Brown, Ben New 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe Portland, OR

Cohen, Steven New 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK 300 2LOOK Aptos, CA

Corona, James New 2003 Mercedes-Benz 230 Kompressor Escondido, CA

DiGiuseppe, Christopher New 2012 Rental Car Thornton, PA

Fisher, Greg New 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Tustin, CA

Howe, Ralph New 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Oceanside, CA

Keith, Cathy New 0 Mercedes-Benz Moreland Hills, OH

Leamon, Richard New 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Morro Bay, CA

McMahen, Jim New 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sacramento, CA

Robison, John New 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 Vancouver, WA

Rudd, Donald New 0 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 sport Sunnyvale, CA

Schmitter, Raymond New 2006 Mercedes-Benz E 350 Napa, CA

Simonds, Laura New 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 San Carlos, CA

Solle, Mark New 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Los Altos, CA

Uilkema, John New 0 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Piedmont, CA

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It's lonely out here

I'm glad my wife is going to be with me, but it sure would be nice to have a little more "SLK Action" along for the ride.

Bumpity Bump! Come on guys...... Motzokoman, Kelvin, Lil Don, Slick Benz Girl, Any NorCal enthusiast, SoCal too, Durkatlon, Etyu, Anyone????

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I'm glad my wife is going to be with me, but it sure would be nice to have a little more "SLK Action" along for the ride.

Bumpity Bump! Come on guys...... Motzokoman, Kelvin, Lil Don, Slick Benz Girl, Any NorCal enthusiast, SoCal too, Durkatlon, Etyu, Anyone????
The Concours d'Elegence @ Pebble has become too crowded in recent years so I don't go anymore. As for the Legends of the A-bahn, it conflicts with the Concourso Italiano @ Lagune Seca Golf ranch http://www.concorso.com/index.htm . I don't go to car gatherings much, but when I do, I bring both my sports cars & park in the Corral @ the Concourso Italiano. Sometimes certain Italian machinery wants to play on the way to and/or when leaving & me & the wife will typically eat some Italian . I met & spoke w/Horatio Pagini last year & saw the Huayra up close - THAT vehicle was the single coolest Automobile on the planet - bar none (and I've seen much of the world's finest). It's funny, I came back to our Kleemann SLK55 in the non Italian Corral & had some offers to buy the wife's car (not gonna happen) but people are interested in other people's rides. You always see highly modded P-cars, Lambos, etc amongst a virtual SEA of the world's finest sports cars....and you get to run some of them when they come knockin'. Anyway - have a good time - the whole Monterey area is alive with cars that week - it's pretty fun.
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I'm glad my wife is going to be with me, but it sure would be nice to have a little more "SLK Action" along for the ride.

Bumpity Bump! Come on guys...... Motzokoman, Kelvin, Lil Don, Slick Benz Girl, Any NorCal enthusiast, SoCal too, Durkatlon, Etyu, Anyone????
I am afraid it is the crowd and price that keeps me away....with limited time still being in the working world, I would rather save the $$ for tacking onto a Europe business trip to vacation around the real autobahn....

You will enjoy Don Rudd though...good people and you will have fun!!!
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Stinger: I already have a drive planned that weekend up to Lake Tahoe with the SacVal SLK Enthusiasts. Sorry Maybe next year. Don
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Update!!!! Looks like we have another SLK in the Coral, this one is from San Marcos, California. I'm still searching for SLKWorld members to join on in.

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Bibb, John New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Brooks, William New 1963-1971 Classic Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE

buch, wally New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Buckter, Bob New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet

Cammisa, Jason New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

Colony, Paul New 1886-1959 Vintage Sedans, Coupes 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Corno, Barry New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC

Gibson, Mark New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Gunthorp, Robert New 1960-1971 Classic Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupe

Holzapple, Gerald New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 Sl

Hunt, Chad New 1886-1959 Vintage Sedans, Coupes 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Kruse, Brian New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Loney, Greg New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Lorinser

Marlow, Charlie New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E

Matthews, Pat New 1960-1971 Classic Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600

mccarthy, james New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Mulford, Bob New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl

Nagy, Tim New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230sl

Ross, Steve New 1972-1993 Modern Cabriolet,Convertible,Roadster 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. W107

Schmidt, Christian New 1886-1962 Vintage Cabriolet, Convertible, Roadster 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL AERISTO

Simonds, Richard New 1963-1971 230,250,280SL, W113 Roadsters (Pagodas) 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

solis, socorro New 1972-1993 Modern Sedan,Coupe,Station Wagon 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl owner

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Robison, John New 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 Vancouver, WA

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Simonds, Laura New 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 San Carlos, CA

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Today begins the Monterey Peninsula's World-Class auto show, The Concourse d'Elegance and I will be at the first event called "The Legends of Autobahn" hosted by Mercedes Benz Club of America, Porsche of America, Audi of America and BMW of America. I guess I am going it alone. I will be displayed in the Coral at the event.

The event is being held at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley. On the Mercedes Benz side, there are seven classes of vehicles that will be judged for 1993 and older vehicles with a special venue of celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pagoda and 600 models.

I will be sure to take plenty of pictures for the forum's enjoyment!
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Legends of Autobahn, 2013

So I am back from a day in the beautiful sunshine from the Legends of Autobahn at the Concourse d'Elegance in Carmel California. I have to say, it was AMAZING! I wish I didn't have to work over the week-end as this is a five day event with shows, auctions and swap meets all over the Monterey Bay. It was extremely crowded and I have never seen more Lamborghini's, Ferrari's, Porsche's, Mercedes Benz's, BMW's, Audi's, Aston Martin's, Triumph's, MGB's.....by golly you name it, in one place at one time.....both classics and current models. Every highway, parking lot, side road, shopping center is filled with car enthusiasts of every age group. The amount of money in metal rolling around is astounding......and of course, so are the traffic jams.

The event that I attended today is hosted by four clubs. Mercedes Benz of America, Porsche of America, Audi of America and BMW of America. The show was comprised of two area, the Concourse where cars are judged (with regard to Mercedes Benz, only Classics and Vintage vehicles (1993 or prior) were allowed in the judging arena this year, with emphasis on the Pagoda's in celebration of the 50th year. The other clubs allowed any model to enter regardless of the year it was built. Then there was the Coral. This is where I was parked and displayed. My SLK looked proud and went against some very nice thoroughbreds. I made up and information board explaining the 2LOOK Special Edition, then just sat back and watched people admire the car all day long! The event was very safe with plenty of LEO's watching over things. So, I just left my car top down and most of the day spent admiring the hundreds of other cars that were displayed on the green.

From time to time I would go back and visit the car just to see how the "action" was. Every time I went to check on her, she was being appreciated by others. Those people that realized that she belonged to me made it a point to personally let me know how they like her. The whole thing was very rewarding......I felt like a proud father again!

I'm not going to narrate each and every picture, it would just take too long. So, here's a bunch for your enjoyment. As I was taking many of the pictures, I couldn't help but to think about our friend "The Berliner aka Flossie"! Especially when I went by a group of people that were speaking his native tongue fluently.

Oh, one other thing........there were 5 other SLK's parked in the Corral as well. I made it a point to put an SLK Post Card on each windshield. Then, I met one of the owners from Morro Bay when he was viewing my car. He told me that he was going to get on the forum and join up right away!

So, here's the pictures........and a few of my car added into the mix as well!



















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