An awesome response by the Mercedes Benz club members in support of this event gives us a feeling of pride as we observed one after another Mercedes Benz car arriving to take its place in the display area allocated to our club participants. Some portraying even the finer details of open picnic baskets in the back seat of their SL series convertible made our display further attractive to all age groups. The winner amongst the Mercedez Benz cars on show was the Black 1967 250S displayed by Andy Burns.

What started as a hope to see more cars on display was soon highly rewarded to eventually have 32 cars parked close together each happy to display their polished chrome and paint, pointing to the love showered on these gleaming pieces of machinery whether assembled in the early 1950’s or the late 2000’s. The little vacant space seen available in the photographs was soon absorbed by the not too early arrivals and we were happy to accomodate all the participants even if it meant squeezing in to every available space and to further display the superior manoeuverablity of the Mercedes Banz cars.

The support displayed by each of you towards this event is highly appreciated and to all of you who brought your cars to this display from far and wide, we thank you for your efforts and we hope you will feel proud to repeat this event and further expand on this grand display in the year 2011. To see photographs of this wonderful event click here.

A wonderful Christmas Lunch was organised at Miranda on the Firth, a renovated cottage overlooking the Firth of Thames. The event went extremely well with attendees describing it as excellent and well worth attending. Sylvia Sanford, was an exceptional host with an exceptional venue and exceptional food prepared with quality ingredients!! The Christmas lunch, and the sheer number of club members who attended this event (45 attendees), took the Auckland Club to a new level and we hope to find such new and interesting venues for future events! To view photographs of this event, please click here.

The Springtime Run in the Wonderful Waikato on 18th October 09, culminated at Lloyd Marx’ Restoration Shop in Pirongia. After a superb lunch at the Persimmon Cafe, the group moved on the Spyve’s Panel Shop. A full report will appear in the Club magazine, but in the meantime, for a sneak preview of the photographs, click here.

The Club’s annual Prize Giving Dinner was held on Friday 14th August 09, at the Portside Bar and Brasserie. Twenty four enthusiastic members braved rain and gale force winds to make sure they did not miss out on this event. The evening started with a bit of “mix and mingle” at the bar. At about 7.15 pm we went in to the separate dinning area and enjoyed a well planned menu with a choice of chicken, lamb or fish followed by some mouthwatering desserts.

A number of our Club trophies were distributed that evening, amidst much applause, laughter and acknowledgement for contributions made over the past year. For a full list of Trophy Winners click here. The evening ended with most staying on well after dinner was over, making most of the opportunity to relax and unwind. To see some photographs of the event click here. The full report of the event will be published in the next issue of the Club magazine.