Come join the Mercedes Benz Club of Los Angeles for a great holiday lunch and presentation about Space and the James Web Telescope, by Dr.Daniel Winterhalter - Chief Scientist at JPL.
Section: Los Angeles
Join us for our annual MBCA - International Stars Holiday dinner party. See some old friends and meet some new ones. It will be held at Roadside B&G 1727 S. Telegraph Rd Bloomfield Mi. 48302 on Saturday December 3th, from 6:00 to 10:00.
$35 per attendee. Subsidized by the club. (cash, checks or Venmo @Margaret-Godfrey- 3 or make checks payable to MBCA - International Stars).
Dinner will include: appetizers, soup or salad, entree (Cedar Planked Salmon, Panko Chicken Cutlet or Filet Mignon), dessert and non alcoholic drinks.
Please contact Rich Godfrey: (734) 377-7644 or email [email protected] to RSVP.
RSVP required by November 21st.
Checks can be mailed to:
999 Penniman Ave.
Section: International Stars
The Spinnaker in Sausalito offers a spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay, and the location is perfect for our members to explore Sausalito after the party. The committee has pre-selected seafood, poultry, and vegetarian dishes for our guests to pre-order from when registering online.
This year, we have sent out a letter of invitation, inviting the Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors (FASCA), a group of forty plus high school students to perform for us at the party between 1:30 and 2:30PM. They will be performing Lion Dance, Yo-yo acrobatics, Taiwan’s Aboriginal Cultural Dance, and talent shows.
Event: SFBA Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Party
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Place: The Spinnaker Restaurant
Address: 100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965
Cost: $95 per person (up to 85) / $135 > 86 guests
Note: SFBA section is subsidizing $40 per registered attendee up to 85 people, once the number of attendees reached 85, the subsidization ceases. Please register early!
An introduction of the FASCA -
The Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors (FASCA) Program in the USA and Canada since 2011. The program aims to build up connections between the second and third generation overseas youth, whose parents originated from Taiwan. The program includes: systematic training courses in local cities, volunteer projects in local mainstream society and community services. The program requires trainees to study and practice at the same time.
These high school students have been selected out of 600 applicants in the Bay Area annually. In order to be a FASCA member, the students must have at least 3.0 GPA, and be committed to 100 hours of community service each school year.
Our section has a rare opportunity in inviting them to perform for us at our Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Party this year. By attending our Annual Member Appreciation Holiday party, you're supporting these youth volunteers in earning their community services credit hours, and helping them to gain an edge in their college admission applications. As a token of our appreciation, and ensuring the safety of these youth volunteers, our Section will arrange and pay for a chartered bus for their transportation.
Section: San Francisco Bay Area
Event Type: Dining
Our 2022 Christmas Party will be at Junior's of Oklahoma City on Thursday, December 8. The party starts at 6:30. We will order from the full menu and Junior's has agreed to present separate checks to everyone. No pre-pay is required, but we will need everyone planning to attend to RSVP by November 30th, so that we can give Junior's an accurate headcount.
Click the registration link below for RSVP information or RSVP by email at [email protected] or voice message at 405-943-5657. Please include your name, contact information, and number of attendees.
Keeping our club tradition, we will have a gift exchange "Dirty Santa" style! If you wish to participate, please bring a wrapped gift valued between $25-$35.
Section: Central Oklahoma
Event Type: Monthly Dinner Meeting
MBCA Houston's Annual Holiday Party will be on Saturday, December 10, 2022
The Royal Oaks Country Club
2910 Royal Oaks Club Drive
Houston Texas 77082
6:00 PM Social hour and cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
7:45 PM Holiday program
Join us as we take a look back at 2022 and get ready for a busy 2023! We'll hand our anniversary pins to members celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th and 45th anniversaries with us this year, give out door prizes, and award our Houston Section Member of the Year. The cost to attend is $65.00 per person. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at an additional cost via cash bar.
We're asking each guest to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child, preferably around the $10 or above price range. Toys are collected for children ranging in age from newborn to 16 years of age. Toys that look like realistic weapons or food items will not be accepted. All item collected will be donated to TOYS FOR TOTS, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.
Complimentary valet parking will be available.
Royal Oaks Bordeaux Buffet
Royal Oaks House Salad
Grilled Chicken Brest with Chimichurri Sause
Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon Butter Sause
Steamed Green Beans
Buttered Potato Mash
New York Cheesecake Squares
Iced Tea & Coffee
To register for the Holiday Party make a payment of $65.00 per person via PayPal or credit card. Payment must be received by December 5, 2022.
Click the link below to pay.
Start the holidays with a fun gathering of friends for a delicious Italian dinner at Grazie Ristorante in Bothell on Saturday, December 10th. Dress will be casual with maybe a little holiday sparkle. If you’re spirited enough to wear an ugly holiday sweater, you may even win a prize! We look forward to your creativity!
The evening will start at 6:00 pm with a selection of appetizers and wine.
Space is limited to 30, so contact Debbie Ward ASAP to add your name to the reservation list and she will let you know how to pay. All reservations must be pre-paid.
The deadline for confirmed reservations with payment is November 30th.
The buffet cost is $38.48, which includes the service charge and tax. A salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides, rolls and coffee/tea/water are included. Alcohol and desserts are separate.
Reminders will follow but the deadline and RSVP is 12/1/22 to David Rosenberg (call or message) @ 502-548-8960 or email to [email protected]
Section: Bluegrass Stars
Event Type: Dining
Our annual holiday concert and dinner event has been set for Sunday December 11, 2022. We are returning to Symphony Hall for the Holiday Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart. Immediately following the concert we will walk to a local restaurant for dinner and a meeting. Tickets are limited to 2 per member. If any remain, we will open it to additional guests. Tickets will go quickly and we suggest booking early to avoid dissapointment
Before you know it, Christmas will be here! It’s just around the corner!
The North Texas Section of the Mercedes Benz Club of America will be holding its annual Christmas party on December 17, 2022, 6:30pm, at the Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club once again. The club has enjoyed having our Christmas Party previously at this venue, and we are looking forward to having it at this location again this year! Those of you who have attended in the past will recall the club’s beautiful décor at this time of the year with its array of lights and wonderful holiday decorations. It also is a great place to showcase Mercedes cars. The setting is festive, the food is delicious, and every kind of music you can request will be available for dancing or just for enjoying. Overall, it will be just what you need to keep you in that festive mood for celebrating!!
The festivities will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and an assortment of delicious cheeses, crackers, fruits and berries. After our first course salad, a delicious dinner buffet will be served with an assortment of foods from which to choose. Dessert will also be served. Coffee, tea and water will be available throughout dinner also. Tickets will be $45 per person and can be purchased by registering and paying through PayPal, see the button below. The deadline for registering is December 7, 2022 so that a good head count can be given to Heritage Ranch on a timely basis.
There will be a pay as you go bar with wine, beer and mixed drinks.
Our entertainment for the evening will be Sam, the Magic Man. Sam is amazing and will bring an excellent program of magic and fun. You don’t want to miss him!
A 50/50 raffle will also be held to benefit the club! In addition, there will be a “white elephant” gift exchange, so each person needs to bring a wrapped gift of something that is no longer wanted, needed or used! It should be something you already have; please don’t buy anything new for this!! The “white elephant” exchange is always fun and will help you to get to know everyone better. It’s a real ice breaker!!
Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club is located just off Stacy Road @ Highway 75 North at 465 Scenic Ranch Circle, Fairview, Texas 75069.
Cocktail attire will be the dress for the evening. It should be a great evening of fun, food, fellowship, and festivities while we celebrate the holiday season. Be sure to mark your calendar now and plan to attend!!
Section: North Texas
Event Type: Reception
The Nethercutt Collection, optional: Wildlife Learning Center Date: Saturday January 14th 2023 Organizer: Brigitte Trapp 818-808-3956 [email protected] Meeting Location: Address: 15151 Bledsoe St, Sylmar, CA 91342 Parking is at the Nethercutt Museum Building and is Free. The entrance is on Bradley St. Meet at Nethercutt Museum Building Show Room Meeting Time: 9:15 AM Event information / Description: The Nethercutt Collection is a multi-storied museum located in Sylmar, California, USA. Its centerpiece is its automobile collection, which has led Autoweek to call the Nethercutt Collection one of America's five greatest automobile museums. Futuring: Lower Salon - Grand Salon - Mezzanie - Music Room $10.00 per person IMPORTANT NOTICE: MBZ/LA was able to reserve 15 tickets for our visit to the incredible Nethercut Collection. MBZ must receive payment via personal check ASAP to assure your spot on the list. Please register early, as Nethercut makes no exceptions. Register with Brigitte Trapp 818-808-3956 or email [email protected] Make Checks Payable to: MBCA-LAS $10.00 per person Mail RSVPs and checks to: Brigitte Trapp 23123 Dolorosa St.Woodland Hills CA 91367 No Host Lunch at: El Abuelo Restaurant Optional: Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) is a zoological park nestled in an old olive grove in Sylmar, California, where visitors can appreciate and learn about animals from around the world. WLC is dedicated to providing life-long care to more than 100 displaced, rescued, and zoo-born wild animals from about 50 different species that call this shady, natural environment home. Adults $15.- Seniors $13.00
Section: Los Angeles
We are pleased to announce that the North Texas Section will hold the 1st DIY technical session of 2023 at Parkplace Motorcars on Saturday, January 14th. We look forward to these combination work sessions / social outings as an opportunity to inspect and perform light maintenance on these beautiful well-engineered cars using our own tools on lifts with "over the shoulder technical guidance” at a dealership or local independent shop.
The DIY tech sessions are your chance to inspect your vehicle and perform tasks that are within your knowledge and capacity, using your own tools. It is important to plan your tasks in advance to ensure your complete your work in the time allotted. Meet in the parking lot before 7:30 for introductions, briefing and orientation. Attending the briefing is required to attend the event, so ensure that you arrive no later than 7:20.
Spots (and lifts) are limited, be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your spot. Your place in line is directly tied to your registration order. The PayPal button will go live in early June. Keep an eye out for this announcement in the newsletter/e-mail updates.
All MBCA members and prospective NTX Section members are welcome to join us during the event for coffee, sweet rolls and socializing even if not working on their vehicle.
Section: North Texas
Event Type: Tech Session
We know winter drives can be tough, but we made it easy.
Join us as we take a drive on Route 66 through Tulsa OK on an evening drive to view all the new neon signs that have been placed on the Route in preparation for the Route 66 centennial.
We will meet in the parking lot at 11'th & Memorial drive. We will drive for about 10 miles taking in all the neon signs along the route and finish up with dinner at Arnold's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers.
The route is easy and the drive-in food is what you would expect from a 1950's drive in.
Sign up at the January meeting or before Friday January 27
Section: Eastern Oklahoma
A Day of Vintage Cars, Planes, Motorcycles, Antique Auto Memorabilia Date: Sunday February 12th 2023 Organizer: Brigitte Trapp 818-808-3956 [email protected] Meeting Location: Lyon Air Museum 19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Museum Parking Lot Meeting Time: 9:45 AM Event information / Description: Lyon Air Museum, Cars and Motorcycles The museum features military aircraft, rare automobiles, military vehicles and motorcycles. Adults: $13 Seniors $10 1 Hr. Docent guided tour. No host Lunch: Pom & Olive Mediterranean restaurant Crevier Classic Cars Crevier Classic Cars is not only a contemporary, state–of-the-art storage facility that specializes in the storage of unique, classic, collectible, and exotic vehicles. It is also an active community of classic car owners, enthusiasts and aficionados who gather together regularly and share common interests and passions. Crevier Classic Cars also sells and consigns most any type of vehicle. Segerstrom Shelby Event Center The Segerstrom Shelby Event Center opened in Late Oct 2021. There are antique gas pumps, antique neon signs, Memorabilia of Carroll Shelby, Mustangs, and Shelby’s on display. They have approximately 62 cars in the museum right now, but there are 94 in the collection. The Center showcases one of the largest collections of rare and classic cars in the world. Adult $15.00 Senior 65+ $10.00
Section: Los Angeles
Carlsbad Adventure Date: Saturday March 25th 2023 Organizer: Brigitte Trapp 818-808-3956 [email protected] Meeting Location: 3190 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010 Museum Parking Lot Meeting Time: 10:00 AM Event information / Description: Craftsmanship Museum Miniature models of engines, buildings & vehicles made of metal & wood are displayed at this museum. We maintain a growing collection of excellent craftsmanship projects at the physical museum in Carlsbad, California. The museum, which opened in February, 2011, includes the work of the world's best craftsmen. We also maintain a growing collection of the most significant small machine tools of the past and present. The facility includes a well equipped machine shop manned by volunteer craftsmen, making it possible for visitors to watch a machinist at work. Free Donations accepted No host Lunch: Cucina Italiana 1:00 pm The Flower Fields The Flower Fields' attractions include its "Tecolote Giant Ranunculus", a greenhouse filled with cymbidium orchids, a 300-by-170-foot American flag made out of red, white, and blue petunias, as well as the Field's "sweet pea maze." The Fields offer Antique Tractor-Wagon rides with tractor-wagons provided by the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum of Vista, California. Adult 22.00 + 2.95 SRV Fee Senior 20.00 + 2.68 SRV Fee All tickets must be purchased online. https://www.theflowerfields.com/
Section: Los Angeles
Tour of Mercedes Benz Thousand Oaks. Dealer provide Coffee and Pastries. Following a fun drive on some of our favorite back roads between Moorpark and Ojai a great scenic route with some twisty turns, driving through Orange Groves and panoramic view. No Host Lunch at Boccali’s Ojai
Section: Los Angeles