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Submitted by DavidWommer on Wed, 2022-11-16 03:11
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 - 01:30am to Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 - 07:00am


Southern Stars Section was invited to curate a variety of Mercedes-Benz history to share at The Brumos Collection’s Saturday Social.

We had a fantastic mix of classic and modern Mercedes-Benz vehicles in attendance! We saw everything from a member-owned 1955 190 SLR (Yes, an SLR!), which passed through the hands at Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Members also shared a one-owner custom-ordered 2000 E320 wagon with factory AMG enhancements. We invited MBUSA and they brought the heat with a new SL 63, and a new G 63. They also shared the new EQS 580 SUV, and passed out some swag! We also were honored to have award-winning vehicles such as a 1971 280 SE cabriolet, and a 1971 280 SL shared. We had a selection of great #RAD vehicles, such as a 1989 190 E 2.6, a 1993 500 E, and a 1944 SL 500! The Snodgrass family and The Brumos Collection shared an E 500 Limited and a 1953 S with an appreciative crowd. Additional vehicles were an SL 63, an SL 500, a CLS 550, and an AMG G 55. We had an SL 550, a 192 250 C, an AMG GT S Edition 1, and a Mercedes-Benz SLS “Gullwing”!

Thank you to everyone who shared their Mercedes-Benz vehicles with us! We can’t wait until another opportunity to participate in a Saturday Social arises!

We also heard unique engines from the collection being demonstrated as well as the UNF’s Osprey Racing Team displaying and starting their Formula SAE car!

On Saturday, December 10, we will return to Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville. In December, We are the First Coast Car Council, Inc.'s featured Car Club of the Month at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville and have reserved parking in the FCCC Car Corral inside the Central Lot. We will also be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Marine Toys for Tots Foundation / Jacksonville Toys for Tots - Can we beat what we brought last year? Of course we can! Teamwork makes the dream work! Order your toy(s) now so you don't forget!

Caffeine & Octane Jacksonville

“The Avenues Mall”

10300 Southside Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32256  

(Second Saturday of every month)

08-00 am – 11:00 am

For a full-size parking map, please click this link:

Beginning around 7:00 am, Club leadership will begin to assemble in the “Central Lot” at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville, to prepare for the event starting at 8:00 am and welcome fellow Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Aim for gate #3, to the slight left of the “Exotics Lot” if approaching from the Southside Blvd main entrance. Vehicles that cannot remain in the Central Lot from 8:00 -11:00 AM are asked to park in the Exhibit Lot for easier entry and departure.

If you do not bring your beverages, there are options galore! Chick-fil-A and restrooms in the Avenues Mall food court will open early for Caffeine and Octane attendees, at 7:30 am. (Yes, they serve coffee!)

From Caffeine and Octane Jax ( “If you’re displaying your vehicle, and you hope to be in the Central Lot, we suggest that you arrive by 7 am, at the latest.”

You may view prior Caffeine & Octane Jacksonville event photos from the official photographer here:

More information can be found here:

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or Section President: [email protected]


Photos: David Wommer, Section President