No, not me! However, I have been called worse. This past weekend my Mercedes Group held our annual club, "Concours d'Elegance". It is the highlight of our club's season. Everyone looks forward to detailing up our cars, and displaying them for all of the members and guest. This year we held it a the Jupiter Country Club.
|1955 300SL Gullwing - Click for larger view.|
The reason for belonging to a car club is love for the brand and since of community. We hear the the younger generations only sees cars as transportation. For me it is, and always been, the freedom the road provides and the individuality of the ride. There was a time when all cars did not look the same and new model coming out in September was a dealer event. .
This weekend's event was special with perfect South Florida weather (tops down), and we had an outstanding turnout. Many of the members are car collectors and maintained, vintage, drive-able, Mercedes. This year we had a great collection.
I had my photo taken by a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. This car did receive our "Best in Show Ribbon". It was actually driven to our event. As I looked closely, I could see traces of SL DNA that shows up in my 2014 SL550 that I had on display.
You have to love any car that came with matching luggage. According to Wikipedia:
There aren't many of Mercedes-Benz's 300 SL Gullwings around. Only 1400 rolled out of Stuttgart between 1954 and '57, making each of these icons of automotive design worth at least $1 million each – almost regardless of condition.
One of our members took a video of the cars and at the end a group photo. A wonderful "Escape" event.
"The South Florida Roadstar chapter did it again On February 12, 2022 the Concours took place at the beautiful Jupiter Country Club. Great people and some really amazing cars. Best in Show was awarded to the 1955 300SL Gullwing."