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Submitted by DavidWommer on Mon, 2021-05-10 02:05
Friday, May 07, 2021 - 06:45pm
Orange Park


            MBCA Southern Stars Section & Orange Park Mercedes-Benz co-hosted a Mercedes Cars & Coffee in May that brought out some amazing cars and enthusiasts!

            Our VIP (Very Important Pagoda) car turns 53 this year! Member Ray Hays shared his stunning 1968 W113 280 SL to an adoring crowd, as well as a book that the PAGODA SL GROUP published, featuring several great photographs of his car! What an amazing ownership journey, thank you for sharing your car with us Ray!

            Several younger Mercedes also joined us to celebrate May! Members Monroe “Doc” and his wife Sulee shared one of their Mercedes with us, a 2012 E350 Coupe in Olivine Grey, what a fantastic color! Lew Bednarczuk shared his E550 Cabriolet in a beautiful blue! Regional Director Hank Webb and his wife Jean shared their 2019 CLS 450 and Membership Director Gary Keener shared his 2014 CLS 550, what a great pair of 4 door coupes! Gordon & Cassandra Earle shared their 1936 500K (Kompressor) tribute, that recently won a Blue Ribbon in the Vintage Class at the Road Star Annual Concours at the Jupiter Country Club!

            We also had a Glacier White C63 Edition 507 Coupe, an Olivine Grey E350, and a SL 550 show up! We even had a ruggedized expedition Mercedes Sprinter van, shared by Member Grant Wilson, from FreedomVanGo based in Jacksonville, Florida that was a big hit among the crowd!

          Southern Stars Section brought a couple dozen donuts, and Orange Park Mercedes-Benz provided the coffee and beverages for our guests. Members and customers chatted with owners, sharing some history and tech tips! Members and guests were happy to enjoy camaraderie, on a beautiful Florida morning with temps in the low 70’s! We spoke of upcoming events such as the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in two weeks, our upcoming visit to The Brumos Collection automotive museum in Jacksonville in June, and our visit to Art ‘N Motion automotive event in St. Augustine in July.

            Our next Cars & Coffee at Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park will be June 12h, 2021 from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


All photos taken and shared by Gary Keener, Membership Director. 


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