Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area via the Central Coast
Vehicle: NOW SOLD - 2010 SLK-300 Special Edition (USA "Diamond White Edition", ROW "2LOOK Edition")
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Congratulations Bob on a successful season! Even here in dense populated metropolis areas with demographics that have the ability to purchase cars that make the SLK look like a "Pauper-mobile", the MAJORITY of week-end car shows are still either Classic/Antique, Muscle and Hot Rod. Really, very few import and/or exotic shows with competition. Having said that, there are plenty of just plain old "meets" that have no competition but lots of import owner attendance. I would probably considered them more of a "rally" than anything else.
At these events you simply park your car to display for all to enjoy, and mix with other attendees and spectators and talk about cars! Preparation is about the same cause you want your ride to stand out and look terrific. And the meets are fun because you interact with nice people that really do have the same interests that you do. At these shows you learn about the best performance shops, repair shops, detailers, wheel specialists and what not. Occasionally you will get attendance from classic clubs like Alpha, Mini, BMW, MG, Triumph, Ferrari and the likes. Saturday morning "Cars and Coffee" would be a good example of what I am talking about.
I prefer these much more than the small town car shows filled with Hot Rods, Corvettes, Muscle Cars and the 50's models. For me, those are just so "everyday" even though the cars themselves are likely pristine. You've seen one that you've seen a million times because here in America that's what we grew up with.
Your showcase of trophies makes it obvious that people in your area appreciate this class of Mercedes Benz but probably don't have the opportunity to see many examples of it much less to compare the SLK to other competing brands. So, you have a lot to be proud of.........you know the old saying....."It's fun to be the King"!
Legends of the Autobahn 2014, Pebble Beach, Ca. - First in Class, Performance and Motorsports and sold to SimplySLK