MBCA–the early years

The organization that we now know as the Mercedes-Benz Club of America had its beginnings in the mid-1950s. As hard as it is to believe given the popularity of the brand today, in 1952 only 36 new Mercedes-Benz cars were registered in the United States!  By 1955, there was enough interest in Mercedes-Benz that two groups in different parts of the U.S. started clubs. The group in the East, led by Dr. Milton Allen, requested permission from Stuttgart to use […]

Fall Leaf Tour Sunday October 17th–date change!!

Due to the severe rain forecast for Saturday, the Fall Leaf Tour has been moved to Sunday, October 17th.  The group will meet at Brennan’s Fish House at 1:30 for lunch. Departure for the covered bridge tour will be @ 2:30 after lunch. If you need to cancel your Saturday reservation, contact Jim Tullis @ jtullis@roadrunner.com Would you like to enjoy beautiful fall foliage and explore the famous covered bridges of Ashtabula County? Here’s your opportunity! Section members and past […]

Old Car Fun Day Saturday August 14th

Our 13th annual Old Car Fun Day will be hosted by WRS President Rod Thompson (3175 Roundwood Road, Hunting Valley, Oh 44022) on Saturday, August 14th. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. and end when the last question is answered.  The event will focus on Mercedes-Benz models of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, but all years and models are welcome. Old Car Fun Day provides a forum for owners and enthusiasts to meet each other and chat about […]

Annual Fall Leaf Tour Saturday October 17th

Jim and Barb Tullis have planned a Fall Leaf Tour on Saturday, October 17th with COVID-19 cautions in mind. There will be no cost unless you choose to go into the McKinley Memorial as described below. Food is optional, based on your comfort level.  Mask and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Jim has included suggested food venues in Minerva including eat-in restaurants or fast food near a park. Jim is a Past President and current board member of our […]

Memphis Musical at Weathervane Playhouse

On Sunday, March 8th at 2:30pm the Western Reserve Section will attend the highly acclaimed musical “Memphis” followed by dinner at the nearby Papa Joe’s Restaurant at 5:30. This Italian family restaurant has been in Akron since 1932, and features authentic southern Italian cuisine. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Memphis […]

Fall Leaf Tour Saturday October 26th

Section members Jim and Barb Tullis have arranged a fun and interesting event for our annual Fall Leaf Tour. The latest weather forecasts indicate that fall colors will continue into late October this year, so this is a great opportunity to drive through a beautiful countryside, tour a very popular collection, and enjoy Amish cooking at its finest! Plan to meet at the Bob Evans in Fairlawn (4076 Medina Rd, Akron 44333; I-77 exit 137a East—I-77/Rt. 18) no later than […]