NorthEast PA Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America
- Thu Apr 27, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM -
Spring Dinner, NEPA Section Event
Carmel Kitchen and Wine Bar,
3750 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown PA 18103
- Sun May 21, 10:30 AM - 3 PM -
Day Drive, NEPA Section Event
Sunday Drive in the Lehigh Valley. At 11:00 AM we will depart from Dunkin Donuts for the Day Drive.
We will be taking very interesting back roads to Bill's Bike Barn and Museum in Bloomsburg, PA. The ride
will take approximately two hours. Lunch options will be discussed before leaving Fogelsville.
Barry will be at Dunkin Donuts in Fogelsville at 10:30 AM. The club will provide participants with
coffee and doughnuts before the trip. Dunkin Donuts is located on Route 100 -- off of Route 78
(Fogelsville Exit). Take Route 100 North through the first traffic light and continue to the crest
of the hill. Turn left at the light to Weis Market and Dunkin Donuts is part of that complex.
7721 Glenlivet Drive W, Fogelsville, PA 18051
- Sun Jun 11, 9:00 AM - 4 PM -
The Concours d'Elegance Garden Party
Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA
The Elegance is modeled after the finest of European and American Concours d'Elegance.
It is an automotive garden party featuring the world's finest collector vintage and antique cars,
arrayed around the manicured formal gardens of The Hotel Hershey.
Car owners, and those who adore their cars, gather for a day of mutual admiration and
relaxed camaraderie while special guest judges review and critique the participants' cars.
This event benefits the following charities:
AACA Library & Research Center.
For additional information check out the website: www.theEleganceAtHershey.com
Tickets available online or at the door.
If you would like to car pool or caravan to The Elegance, or have questions, contact Mike Ziegler email@example.com
- Sat Jun 24, 8:30 AM -
The June Jamboree is the longest running MBCA Concours event, hosted by our neighbor, the founding chapter of MBCA -
Northern-New Jersey Section,
held at the beautiful Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park, New Jersey.
Visit their page here.
- Sat Jul 8, 8:00 AM - 4 PM -
Deutsche Classic at Oley Fairgrounds in Oley, PA
- Sat Jul 15, 1:00 PM - 5 PM -
Annual Summer Picnic and Popular Vote Car Show at Otto & Alice Christensen's, NEPA Section Event
1685 Garfield Rd, Mohrsville PA. It is a nice drive to their house.
Just to the left of their driveway is a grass car path leading to the garage where the picnic is being held.
They have an air-conditioned section of Otto's "man cave", an amazingly equipped garage that is bigger than their house
(and some have said cleaner than--this remark added by Alice) where we will eat! (Alice is our Newsletter Editor.)
It is their 2nd annual picnic in Otto's humongous garage. We had close to 20 people last year and had plenty of room and food.
This year we are stepping it up and our menu will consist of: hamburgers, hotdogs, filet mignon, chicken, and bratwurst with sauerkraut.
Jolanta is bringing a pasta salad. There will be sodas and water. If you prefer to bring your own beverage please do so.
The picnic starts at 1 PM and goes until 5 PM. If you can help our picnic to be even more successful,
please bring a covered dish such as deviled eggs, potato salad, fruit bowl, desserts, and baked beans, etc...
We will be having a wonderful time and once again we will be voting on the cars with really good prizes for the winners.
(View page 5 of our Fall 2016 Newsletter
for a few photos and description of last year's Picnic.)
- Sun Aug 6, 8:00 AM - 4 PM -
Das Awkscht Fescht
To enter a MB car in the Das Awscht Fescht car show, it must be 1992 or older and the postmark
deadline to register is July 1st. It is $15 per car, but your car can contain up to 4 people.
To register, go to www.awkscht.com and click on registration.
Contact Roger Egolf for more information on this event.
- Sun Aug 13, 8:00 AM - 4 PM -
New Hope Auto Show
This year's show will be just ONE DAY at the New Hope-Solebury High School.
For those not entering a MB car, admission to the show is $10.00 per person. $5.00 for Senior Citizens 62 and over,
children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Active duty military and dependents are free.
If you have a 1990 or older MB, you may pre-register for $25 ($30 day of show, if space is available)
which includes your admission. The fee is the same for displayed or judged cars on the show field.
Parking is free.
For additional information, visit www.newhopeautoshow.com/the-show/
- Please remember to vote for your favorite vehicle.
- Obtain a ballot at either gate, the awards table, or the New Hope Automobile Show merchandise tent.
The vehicle that gets the most votes will win the People's Choice Award at the end of each day!
- Each vehicle will have a window placard with the person's name and vehicle information on it to assist you in identifying the vehicle.
- Please vote by 2PM. The vehicle that gets the most votes will win the People's Choice Award at the end of each day!
- Sun Aug 20 -
Car Show at Pocono Raceway
1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA 18334
Our own Debra Kropf wrote a review of their amazing experience at last year's event, was eBlasted to our membership,
and is reproduced here.
Pocono Raceway is holding their second car show during their Annual Indy Race.
Last year went so well that they would like to host it in conjunction with their Indy Race again on
August 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM until approximately 3:30 PM.
Please complete their 2017 Show Vehicle Registration form
and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or Attn: Bethany Zucco - Ops.,
PO Box 500, Long Pond PA 18334-0500
Registrations must be in by Friday August 4, 2017 in order to be chosen for the show.
Please note that filling out the registration does not guarantee a spot in the show.
Please notify our President Mike Ziegler
by email when you apply, and if you are accepted.
(The Indy race in 2016 got rained out, and rescheduled to Monday at Noon and a few of us attended both days,
so you might want to also reserve the 21st this year in case that happens again.)
The accepted registrants receive:
We hope to see you at this year's Indy Car Show!
- No charge admission for show vehicle, driver and one passenger.
- 1 free paddock parking pass for the show vehicle.
- 2 free grandstand tickets per show vehicle to enjoy the Indy Car action from the grandstand.
- Sat Sep 9 -
Fall Frolic Rally, Joint NEPA & Keystone Section Event
Everyone had such a good time last year. Hope you can join us for this next one.
This promises to be even more fun and more exciting this year as we are making it a joint event with the Keystone Section of
Mercedes Benz Club of America!
The rally is being designed again this year by Ronald G. Gabel, our NEPA Rally Master extraordinaire. The rally is on Saturday
September 9, 2017. The rally will begin with breakfast on your own at The Perkins Diner on Route 191 (Route 22 & 191), 3940 Nazareth Pk, Bethlehem PA
from 8:30-10:00 AM.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! THIS IS IN NO WAY A RACE. In this rally, the aim is to follow a predetermined route,
and correctly answer questions along the way. Going too fast will hurt your chances of winning Answers to all questions can be found
along the route for those lucky enough to locate them. (Sort of a treasure hunt).
Our rally will cover approximately fifty miles (four to five hours). Directions will be simple so no previous experience will be necessary.
The rally will basically be a drive through the country, over scenic back roads while searching for answers to a number of questions,
answers to which can be found along the way. You will drive slowly looking for answers to questions. Since you will be scored on driving
the 'exact' route and distance, backtracking to locate missed answers will count against you. Of course, so will missing the answer.
Obviously, this is NOT a one-man job. WE REQUIRE TWO OR MORE PERSONS TO A CAR, family members and friends are welcome to participate in
your car or theirs. Each car will require a driver and one or more to 'navigate'. All you really need to participate is a pencil, a car, a
love for driving, a roadmap or GPS in case you get lost, and the desire to have a good time. General Instructions will be given to each
designated navigator the morning of the rally. These 'Generals' will explain how to correctly follow the route and the 'Rules of the Road'.
Your rally master will go over the instructions in detail and will answer all questions at the driver's meeting prior to the start of the
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE THERE PRIOR TO THE DRIVER'S MEETING
ABOUT 9:45. The first car will start at about 10:00 AM. The Route Instructions, your directions from the start to finish of the rally, will
be given to each driver one-minute prior to his start time. One of the cardinal rally rules is 'NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING',
read your Generals carefully.
Complementary light Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available at the half-way point of the rally; sodas and pizza will be
available PAID BY THE CLUB at the end of the rally with additional food available at your own expense.
Plan to come early and have breakfast prior to the 10:00 AM starting time. JOIN IN THE FUN! PLAN NOT TO MISS THIS ONE! THE MORE PARTICIPANTS,
THE MORE THE FUN! BRING THE FAMILY! YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO USE A MERCEDES CAR! Remember potential members and/or friends are welcome to
participate in your car or their own.
Although it is not required, it would be helpful if you would email or phone Ron Gabel (email@example.com) that you are going to the Rally
and how many people would be in your car, so he can plan how many handouts, refreshments, and food are needed.
- Sat Sep 9 -
Picnic, John Bleimier's - Note date change from Sep 16 to Sep 9!
- Sun Sep 10 -
Radnor Hunt C d'Elegance Radnor PA
21st Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance Sunday September 10th, gates open at 9 AM: Cars in the Concours d'Elegance are pre-selected and
limited to 100 vehicles. It is a wonderful upscale event with horse drawn carriages parading at the event and also on display.
There is special club parking for Mercedes Benz vehicles in the MotorSport Park area. The $60 for driver at the door admission to the
event also allows you to park with the club (only if you bring a Mercedes-Benz). Passengers are $50 adults, 12 to 18-year-old's $25,
children under 12 admitted free with a paying adult admission. Location: 826 Providence Rd, Malvern PA 19355.
For more information, visit www.radnorconcours.org/.
This is a Mid-Atlantic Regionally sponsored event (NEPA Section is a part of this region). A canopy will be in the MotorSport area with
applications for membership and Star magazines to encourage people to join MBCA. Delaware Valley Section is the main host and NEPA Section
is assisting. If you can take some time manning the table, let Mike Ziegler know. NEPA will be taking the 9 AM to 12:30 PM shift.
- Sat Oct 14 -
Saturday Drive, NEPA Section Event
This will be a fun and interesting drive. While I can't promise fall foliage, I can promise a fun drive over interesting back roads,
an interesting tour of a Richard Morris Hunt designed summer home (I would call it a Mansion but what do I know).
Lunch will be at Hotel Fauchere known as a destination for the elite of the Gilded Era and now will be known as a destination of the
elite of MBCA-NEPA.
We will begin our drive at 9:00 AM from the Dunkin Donuts in Wind Gap (RT 512 off RT 33). I'll be at Dunkin Donuts at 8:30 AM and
the club will provide participants with coffee and doughnuts before the trip.
Here is an address you may input into your GPS for Dunkin Donuts:
855 South Broadway, Wind Gap, PA 18091 Here
is a link
to a map for Dunkin Donuts.
For those interested in history, we will be visiting Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford PA.
Tours are $8.00 for Adults or Seniors (62+) $7.00. Since one consolidated payment is required for groups,
I will be collecting the cost of the tour before leaving Dunkin Donuts.
Lunch will be at Hotel Fauchere and hosted guests including Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, Mae West, Henry Ford, Babe Ruth,
Lyne and Barry Brobst to name a few. Grey Towers is at 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford, PA 18337
HOPE TO SEE YA ALL, Barry!!!!
(Spring 2017, we had a most wonderful time driving our caravan of beautiful Mercedes through scenic towns ending up at
Bill's Bike Barn.
More information and pictures can be found in our 2016 Winter Newsletter.
It was a wonderful day and we are looking forward to the 2017 Fall Saturday Drive.)
- Thu Nov 9, 7:00 PM -
Election Dinner & Planning for 2018 events, with FREE dinner & drink, NEPA Section Event at
Starlite Diner in Fogelsville,
233 N Route 100, Allentown PA 18106
We will have an election of officers and directors this year. We are fortunate all volunteers are willing to run again:
President Mike Ziegler, V.P. Roger Egolf, Secretary Debbie Egolf, Treasurer Jolanta Piekarski,
Director/Driving Coordinator Barry Brobst, Director/Road Rally Coordinator/Photographer Ron Gabel,
and Director/Webmaster Brett Kropf. The following positions still need to be filled: Membership Coordinator, Ad/Sponsor Coordinator.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, contact an officer or director.
We will also be discussing events for the 2018 calendar year.
Bring your ideas and your 2018 planning calendar so we can pick dates that most of you are available to attend.
In appreciation for your help in planning for the 2018 events, one cocktail or soft drink and the dinner (ordered off the menu)
will be paid by our section for NEPA members & their associate member. A cash bar is available for additional drinks.
- Mon Dec 18, 6:30 PM-
Christmas Holiday Dinner at Blue Grillhouse – NEPA Section Event
4431 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18020 •
Cocktails at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM.
We had a wonderful time at the Christmas dinner at Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem PA last year! The restaurant was beautiful
and welcoming with its picturesque swirling gas flame lights that lit our path into the entryway of the restaurant.
More information will be forthcoming in a future newsletter and/or eBlast.