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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.)
      Check back soon for more 2017 events. Here's a few more that we are still working on...

  • Sun. Sep. 10 Family Picnic and Car Meet at John Boyd Thacher State Park
    View the flier and registration form and submit with check by Sep. 5.

  • Sat.,Sun. Oct 7 & 8 Car Rally and Fall Weekend
    (Time and Details To Be Announced.)

  • Wed. Dec.  6 "Finding Neverland" at Proctors theater,
    432 State St, Schenectady NY 12305.
    (Time and Details To Be Announced.)

  • Sat. Dec. 9 - Holiday Party at Albany Marriott,
    189 Wolf Rd, Albany NY 12205
    (Time and Details To Be Announced.) Those wishing to avoid a late night return trip in possibly inclement weather, can stay the night at a special rate. Please make room reservations directly with the Marriott and request the special rate for Mercedes-Benz HudMo Holiday Party.

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 the hotel's web site to see details.
    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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