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The Hudson-Mohawk Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America
serves New York's Mohawk/Hudson Valley. A bit of our history.



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MBCA HudMo 2017 Upcoming Events Calendar
(Previous 2017 events are archived here.)
  • Sat. Dec. 2 - 5:30 PM Holiday Party at Century House Conference Center,
    997 New Loudon Road, Latham NY (Date and location changed!)
    Cocktail hour commencing at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30 - $45 per person
    Choice of Truffle Chicken or Mango Salmon. Dessert, Coffee/tea beverage included. Cash Bar.
    RSVP for Dinner by Nov. 20. Mail check payable to HUDMO MBCA and mail to:
    Saundra Griffin, PO Box 13862, Albany NY 12212
    Questions? Call Chuck Trimarchi at (518) 694-2629.
    Those wishing to avoid a late night return trip in possibly inclement weather can stay the night. Rooms available at $109 must be reserved by Nov. 2, 2017. Contact the hotel directly (518) 785-1857.

  • Wed. Dec.  6 - 7:30 PM Performance "Finding Neverland" at Proctors theater,
    432 State St, Schenectady NY 12305.
    Ticket price $60 per person. Orchestra Seating. Reservation deadline to be received by October 30, 2017.
    Send reservation request and check to:
    Saundra Griffin, PO Box 13862, Albany NY 12212
    Tickets will be distributed at 6:45 the night of performance in Proctors' Lobby. Contact Saundra Griffin at (518) 210-1556.

MBCA 2018 Upcoming Events
  • May 15~-22 2018 - StarFest 2018 in Alabama
    First details are in The Star Jan-Feb 2017 pg 96 quoted here:
    "The Alabama section will be hosting StarFest 2018 approximately May 16-22, 2018. We use the term "approximately" because we know from the StarTech 2013 experience that all 300 participants wanted to have a detailed tour of the magnificent Mercedes-Benz U.S. International factory near Birmingham. In 2016 we have hosted over 140 of our members on factory tours. This is the ultimate "tech session."
    Even though four Alabama Section members have been trained as tour guides, and MBUSA has graciously agreed to let us use their stretched golf carts, it still will take three to four days to provide our expected 400-600 participants with the expanded tours that we know our members want.
    We will start placing those who register earliest on Friday tours. Then we will add Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday as necessary.
    Don't despair, if you get a Tuesday tour. These take most of the morning or afternoon respectively. Since there is no StarTech for 2017, we will have technical programs available at the hotel or the factory's training center for the days other than your tour.
    The newly expanded Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum on the east side of Birmingham has the largest (1700) motorcycle collection and the largest (65+) Lotus race car collection in the world. Their restoration facility with its robotic water jet cutting, CNC machining, and 3D printing can make almost any part that is no longer available. This place is "worth a journey" as the Michelin Green Guide would say.
    The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in nearby Huntsville, features the Apollo Missions to the moon which were developed here. Four of Alabama Section's members were on Werner von Braun's team, and they assist with tours.
    We will also have several rallye routes of our favorite mountain roads that start right at the hotel.
    There is a very favorable rate of $111/ night for the Birmingham Hilton Perimeter South, which is in a very nice area. We even get our own private parking area with car washing facilities. Go to Hotel Registration for this event.
    In future, we will cover the Saturday concours around the Brand Immersion Center (YouTube video), the off-road course at Barber Motorsports Park and the unimproved forest road drives for the wonderful SUV's. All the ML, GL, GLE, and GLS in the world are built at MBUSI (YouTube video), so this will be a homecoming for these vehicles.
    There will be historic races featuring Mercedes-Benz on Sat-Sun. You can take your own Mercedes-Benz on the Barber track Monday with a skilled instructor at your side. There will be no competition, but rather this will be educational. Autocross competition will be staged in part of the large paddock.
    There will also be an "Autobahn Experience" on the 33-degree banking of the Talladega Superspeedway. Here we will utilize the long back straight for acceleration runs."
    https://www.mbca.org/starfest-2018-about
    https://starfest2018.mbca.org/StarFest18_Registration
    GOAL - "Alabama's best, building nothing but the best".
    "The best or nothing at all." - Gottlieb Daimler - automobile engineer and inventor

(Past events are archived: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 )

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