Coppus Motors Mercedes-Benz Fun Day

Coppus Mercedes-Benz will be our sponsor for our regional Mercedes-Benz Fun Day to be held on Sunday May 16th at Sandusky High School. In addition to the traditional defensive driving school and autocross, event chair Fred Gesell has added a “fun” car show for members to have a chance to display and show their cars in a very relaxed setting. Do you want to become a safer highway driver? Or explore the limits of your car in a low-speed controlled environment? Or just want to enjoy your car and meet and talk with other Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts? If any of the above apply to you, you won’t want to miss this event!

Fun Car Show

At your choice, you can either display your car for others to enjoy and appreciate, or enter it to be judged. The judging parameters are much more relaxed than a typical MBCA Concours event, so enter your car even if you think it is not a show car—you might win an award!  Judged cars are eligible for  very special recognition—the Coppus Motors Sponsor’s Choice Trophy.

Defensive Driving

The MBCA defensive driving course is designed to help you to become a safer, more confident highway driver.  The morning begins with a 9:00am classroom session that will teach proper driving techniques as well as vehicle dynamics and Mercedes-Benz safety systems.  Then jump in your car with one of our qualified instructors to drive through various courses of cones designed to teach you accident avoidance and car control.  All the exercises are done in a controlled environment at low speed in a wide-open parking lot.  At the end of the day, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion.  Any safe car is welcome—it doesn’t have to be a Mercedes-Benz


In the afternoon you’ll put your newly honed skills to the test in our autocross. The objective of the autocross is to navigate a course of pylon cones (with a performance driving instructor, if you wish) as quickly as you are comfortable without hitting any cones. There will be awards for the fastest times. This is fun for everyone, with age or gender no barrier.

Join us for our awards dinner after the event at a local restaurant.   Pay your own tab.

What do I have to bring? Helmet, if you have one (Club has loaners); Lawn Chairs, Soft Drinks.

Young drivers are particularly welcome.  To encourage teens to come, there’s no charge for family members ( licensed drivers between the ages of 16 and 20) when accompanied by a participating member.

What does it cost? $25 per member or guest – includes lunch. Ages 16-20 free.

Questions?  Call Fred Gesell – (419) 332-8398 or email

Directions:  From Turnpike or Rt. 2, take Rt. 4 north to Perkins Ave. (traffic light & Honda Dealer).  Left on Perkins, and right at 1st light (Camp) then right at first street to gate.   The street address is 2118 Camp St. Sandusky, OH 44870

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