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2nd Quarter                                    Volume 51 Issue 2
Alex Rosner at June Jambpree 2013
Alex Rosner's "Big Blue" 1981 300TD Star Car at June Jamboree 2012
Get ready for June Jamboree 2013!  
In this issue
New Board Member!
Presidents Message...
Welcome New Members!
Nettesheim BMW Motorcycle Museum
2013 Schedule
In the Region!
Our Advertisers
2013 Advertising Rates Are available

Dear John,
Introducing the MBCA June Jamboree 2013's 50th year. Having visited the 2012 June JamboreeMercedes-Benz, Montvale facility last year, the word impressive comes to mind. Our section always has a great selection of representative rolling art available. All the models will please you.  Your Board members will be present and sharing wisdom on all things M-B.
The June Jamboree is the longest running car show event in the MBCA. Come join us for this fun-filled day as we gaze upon the starships in all their glory.  The cars will be divided into two categories: Concours (street class) and Popular Vote.
We have Sponsor Programs available for our September Legends of the Autobahn event.  Contact a Board member if you would like national exposure for your company.
As always all club information is available here and updated on our section website. Be sure to visit our Section Web Page. All our past Star-Gazer Newsletters are available there.  Pictures will be posted on our Facebook page.  Our Premier Event at Old Westbury Gardens will be updated on our Facebook page also! Please visit and "LIKE" us. Thank you.


Mike Carroll
 Meet or newest Board Member - Mike Carroll 
As a life long car enthusiast, my first car owned was a 1941 Mercury purchased when I was thirteen. This took me through my early hot rod years. In 1964 a 1954 MGTF started me on sports cars and I owned several more including a Jaguar XK150 and a MGA which was my first restoration project. In 1967 while serving in the Navy in Newport Rhode Island I was fortunate to be able to purchase a 1959 Mercedes 300SL Roadster. This was one of my every day cars until 1981 when I purchased a 1970 Mercedes 250C in Atlanta Georgia. Today I still own both of these cars with the 300 going through its second restoration and the 250C completely restored.
Along with Mercedes the Jaguar marque has always been one of my favorites. In 1982 I purchased a 1967 Jaguar XKE 4.2 coupe. I finished restoring this car in 2008.
Going back to the hot rodding days I am in the process of
restoring a matching numbers 1969 Camaro.
Full Board 2013
The Full Board for 2013
Current family car 2012 Mercedes GLK
Married- Wife Barbara
Two children- Greg and Debbie
Six grandchildren
Graduate- Nichols College
Occupation- Retired
Recent travel- Spent a week in St Petersburg attending the Indy Car and Sports car races and vacationing.
Current Automobile memberships
-        Vice President Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island. Concours Chairman Vanderbilt Jaguar/MG Concours show to be held Sept. 15
-        Member planning committee Stony Brook Heritage Museum- Current exhibit being developed- History of Racing on Long Island. Exhibit will run from July 13 through Sept. 2
-        Member committee European Sports Car Show to be held at the Stony Brook Methodist Church July 27
-        Member Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society.
I am pleased and honored to be accepted as a member of the Board of Directors and look forward to working with everyone to develop our club events and the Mercedes brand
Pres. Oliver
Section President - Oliver Seligman
 Presidents Message 
At last warm weather has finally arrived and we are having a real spring. Hopefully for all of you Sandy is just a bad memory. Your Mercedes Benz is running as it should and is ready to participate in the upcoming events.
On June 8th the 50th June Jamboree will be held at MBUSA headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey. It is the longest running event in MBCA history. The featured Mercedes Benz is the Pagoda, which is also celebrating its 50th year! In our section many of you have Pagodas so I hope you will travel to New Jersey to show them off. You will get a second chance to show your Pagoda at our Legends of the Autobahn on Sept 22nd at Old Westbury Gardens.
Your Board is already working very hard preparing for the Legends event. For the first time in our history there will be an ad in the Star running from July/August and September/ October announcing the event. We hope to draw Mercedes Benz's from New Jersey, Connecticut/ Westchester, and the Minuteman sections and other sections as well to help us celebrate Legends of the Autobahn. All participants that register by September 1St will be admitted for $25 and will receive a commemorative picture of their car and lunch. The Legends event will include both a Concours and a non judged Touring class. Prizes will be awarded to both Concours and Touring Mercedes's. We will share the field at Old Westbury Gardens with BMW and Porsche clubs. We will be needing your help on the day of the event so if you can help please let us know and contact us. You will be hearing more as the event draws near.
Be sure to check the weekly e-mail blasts for the full years schedule. There are direct links for those of you wishing to participate for both the June Jamboree and Legends event. Please call me (917-763-0178) if you have additional questions.
In the mean time enjoy your Mercedes Benz and be safe. I look forward to seeing you at our exciting upcoming events.
Oliver Seligman
 Welcome New Members
Thank you for joining and we will see you at our events.
James Basnight
Robert Bishop
Dwayne Brown
Victor Chan
Murray Eisen
Edward Feldman
Scott MacOmber
Ryder McNeal
Michael Sikora
Robert Warasila
Soontorn Wongjirad

Berberich Photo
Nettesheim BMW Motorcycle Museum 
Club members were invited to view a unique Museum in Huntington, Long Island.  Thank you Barnd Berberrich for your detailed pictures. 
Hidden behind what looks like an ordinary suburban home, lies a gem of a museum.
When you arrive you walk past a beautifully restored 1958 Isetta with all of 12
horsepower and then past a one owner white 1961 300SL. Next a large climate
controlled barn comes into view. What awaits inside is a gear head's paradise.

Inside is the world's largest Berberich Photo collection of prewar BMW motorcycles. Each of the
bikes is shiny and all 150 of them run. Each bike has been restored by Peter
Nettesheim to a very high standard. One is currently being rebuilt, a custom BMW
prewar bike. The barn itself is bathed in light and it is super organized. There are
bikes, cars and airplanes hanging from the ceiling.

It is here that 25 lucky members spent their Saturday April 20th. The collection's
most valuable and historical pieces are in an adjacent building. The collection's
cornerstone is a 1923 BMW R32, one of the first 22 motorcycles ever built by BMW. Directly behind the bike is a large photograph of the BMW factory and very possibly a picture of that bike being built!

Mr. Nettesheim is not just a restorer of motorcycles but an archivist and historian.
He has spent much of his time locating files and collecting rare spare parts to kee Berberich Photo p his collection mobile. He maintains electronic files on each of his motorcycles, recording what was done when, so they all remain in top running condition. The parts bins are located on the second story of the barn and they are impressive. Each drawer, bin and part is labeled and he keeps an up to date inventory.

After viewing the collection we were treated to a delicious lunch and desert that
had cupcakes with the Mercedes Star logo on top. Peter Nettesheim is a member of the NYC-LI Mercedes Club. Jan Van der Baan, Board member and Secretary arranged the event.
Article By Oliver Seligman

 2013 Schedule 
Our 2013 Events will be updated when information is available!  
    Thank you for your continued interest and support of the NYC-Long Island MBCA charitable activities. 
Coming up fast!!! Please let us know if you plan to be there - contact any BOD Member.
June Jamboree - June 7 - 9, 2013 - Our 50th Year.  Details will follow. Over 100 classic Mercedes-Benz owners will make the trek to Mercedes-Benz corporate
2012 June Jamboree
June Jamboree 2012!
headquarters in  Montvale, NJ for the 50th annual "June Jamboree" car show, sponsored by the Mercedes Club Northern New Jersey chapter. We had a great time last year and NNJS is sure to put on a great show.  Many of our own BOD members are judges this year. Vehicles competed in 16 classes of  Concours judging, where vehicles were scrutinized by judges and rated on a point system.
This info from NNJS
NNJS is proud to announce that the 50th Annual NNJS June Jamboree will be held from June 7 - 9, 2013. We will begin the festivities with a dinner on Friday evening at the Courtyard by Marriott in Montvale, NJ. The Jamboree will be on Saturday, June 8, and a variety of activities being offered on Sunday, June 9th.

This is our special link to the hotel's website for reservations. 

Please put LICruizin' on
your personal calendar!
Save the date 2013
Contact 888-LICRUIZ (542-7849) or visit their website for more info.

Gullwing Auto Restoration - Watch for a special "Open House" club event when Gullwing Motors', Lou & Steve Palumbo, opens their state -of- the- art Gullwing Auto Restoration Facility. You can call Gullwing Motors for further information about the services available. - Date and time TBD! 

OLD WESTBURY GARDENS - September, 22, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm 
Old Westbury 2012
380 SL - Old Westbury Gardens 2012 - Legends of the Autobahn
This will be an expanded car show hosted by Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche Clubs. This year we are going all out to create the largest venue for cars found on the Autobahn. The venue is magnificent, and it alone is worth the trip. We had a magnificent turnout last year and expect to surpass our attendance record for 2013. All hands on deck!!! Please volunteer to assist the BOD at this event.  We will need qualified Judges, Assistants, and support help.
***We have Sponsor Programs available for our September Legends of the Autobahn event.  Contact a Board member if you would like national exposure for your company.
Highlights: Personalized commemorative photo of you and your car.  To be eligible you must arrive on the field by 11:30 am Mike Carroll

Categories for Awards - Touring Class, Most Popular, Ladies Choice, Sports SL Class, Classic (1971 and Earlier)
Vintage (1972 - 1989)
Modern (1990 - Present)
Cabriolet Classic (1968 and Earlier
Vintage 1969 - 1971 and 1993 - 1995)
Modern (2000 - Present)
Sedans and Coupes Classic (1974 and Earlier
Vintage 1975 - 1993)
Modern (1994 - Present)
Cost: $25.00 per Car & Driver /$10.00 Per Passenger includes Lunch
RSVP by September 1, 2013 - Please make checks payable to MBCA (Note LEGENDS in memo section.)
Day of Event Fee - $ 40/$ 20 (We cannot guarantee lunch without an RSVP) Online updates will be posted at Our Facebook Page
More details to follow. 
For information Contact: Oliver Seligman 917-763-0178 or
Jerry Shapiro 718-637-7234
 Registration: Contact NYC-LI Section MBCA C/O Gullwing Motors, Inc. 100 WINDSOR AVENUE, MINEOLA, NEW YORK 11501
Cost: $25.00 per Car & Driver /$10.00 Per Passenger includes Lunch
RSVP by September 1, 2013 - Please make checks payable to M-BCA (Note LEGENDS in memo section.)
Day of Event Fee - $ 40/$ 20 (We cannot guarantee lunch without an RSVP)  
Great Neck Plaza Autofest & Street Festival - Sunday - September 29, 2013 (Rain Date October 6th) We all enjoyed last year and look forward to a great day on the Plaza. Over 100 classic and vintage cars participate.
Music - food vendors and more! If any members need registration forms call Maria at 516-829-1301.  More info to follow. 
The Alternatives For Children Road Rallye
October 5th, 2013 - Saturday.
2012 June Jamboree
Alternatives for Children - 2011
It will start at their center in Setauket and end in East Quogue. Mercedes-Benz members will get 
qualify for three (3) Awards (First, Second, Third) - Be sure to let us know if you plan to participate. For additional information or to register by phone, 
call (631) 331-6400, ext. 229 Fax: (631) 331-6865. 
Annual Meeting/Holiday Party - Dec. 1, 2013 - Sunday - Time: 12:00 pm 
Please save the date for this event.  We always have a great time reviewing our years events, planning for the next year and wishing holiday joy to our members and guest.  Where: The Inn at New Hyde Park.
Watch for more info.  

See the Star online by visiting Star-cover 2012 and signing in.  There are back issues available. 

Other Sections Events!
Keystone Section Events 2013
Carlisle Import and Kit Car Show, Carlisle, PA
Auto Cross at Lancaster Labs, Leola, PA,   
Deutsche Classic German Car Show, Oley, PA. 
MBCA Germany Trip
Members will travel from
Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland September 29-October 6, 2013 aboard the exquisite Viking River Cruises-Sun cruise ship. Explore four countries with six guided tours and visit some of the most amazing highlights along the breathtaking Rhine River.
Special price discounts have been created exclusively for MBCA Members. Contact
Randy Norris at Frosch Travel for information and reservations at  800-262-7447, ext. 105. You can also contact John Martiss
800-262-7447, ext. 114
*Space is EXTREMELY limited. Please call ASAP.

Explore Germany Two Ways with MBCA!
Since 2006, hundreds of MBCA Members have enjoyed personally-guided tours of Stuttgart, Germany through their membership with MBCA. These adventure-packed excursions - organized and chaperoned by past National President, Jim O'Sullivan - are consistently given two thumbs up for their hospitality, unparalleled sight-seeing destinations and overall value.
Members revel in behind-the-scenes tours of the Mercedes-Benz Museum; the Stuttgart Brand Center; the Classic Center; the Unterturkheim Test Track; the Daimler Memorial and other spectacular venues. By popular demand, two tours are slated again for 2013. Tentative dates are  July 15-21, 2013  and again,  September 23-29, 2013.  
Space is limited. Please contact Jim O' Sullivan at or 843.671.2079 for complete details.  


* Specialists in Sprinter Van Maintenance!!!
Visit our new Auto Restoration Facility across from our full service maintenance shop.  We will be having an official Grand Opening with the club!  Stay Tuned!!! 
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June Jamboree
Sprinter Van
Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sprinter Vans, Parts Cars, All models! Contact Lou at Gullwing Motors, Mineola, NY,  TEL : 516-742-3320
   Jan Wheel
Mercedes Benz Dayton Wire Wheels - 4 Dayton wire wheels  unmounted 14' x 7" knock off with adapters . chrome not perfect but nice. These wheels are over $2000. new and look great on older SL(107 & 113) coupes (114 and 123) and most 14 inch Benz applications. asking $800 or best real offer. The pictures are the actual wheels. I had them on a Euro 107 280 SL and they were great.516-819-1511 jan

Check for price changes!!!
Find Great Deals!
Joe Shutovich
New this week!  For Sale, 1980 450SL ...  $4,250.00 
Driven every week... Needs paint and a new rag top
Joe  631-707-5071 email: 

2003 SLK 320.  Pewter/Blk  45,000 miles.
Absolutely perfect condition.
1972 Mercedes 280SEL 4.5
 All original (survivor car).  Chocolate/Tan leather. Great condition inside and outside. Always garaged, never driven in rain or salty roads. 77,000 miles. Inside all leather, all seats recently restored. Non-smoking car. Professionally maintained exterior. $6,000 or best offer. Call Jim at 631-929-3398 or for additional pictures or information.
  1980  This 1980 European Model Mercedes Benz 500 SEL is in excellent condition, and runs great. The car has 85,360 miles on it. The exterior is silberblau (silver-blue) while the interior is blue. In addition, the car also has power steering, power windows, power mirrors, AC, cloth seats, an AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 auxiliary, AC, and front and rear heated seats. $15,000.00 If you have any additional questions about the car, call 516-742-3320
or Email 1986 420 for sale This 1986 Mercedes Benz 420 SEL is in excellent condition, and runs great. The car has 89,452 miles on it. The exterior is silver, and the interior is grey. In addition, the car also has power steering, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, dual power seats, and an AM/FM radio. $12,000. If you have any additional questions about the car, call: 516-742-3320 or Email
1968 250SL
1968 250SL
1968 250 SL California Special Hard Top Convertible. This is an extremely rare automobile. Metallic Red with tan interior 6 cyl fuel injected engine. 4 speed rebuilt automatic transmission. Power Brake & Power Steering. New 4 wheel discs & tires. New radio/cd player. Wooden steering. Restored interior. Custom floor mats. New exhaust. Rebuilt front end. Complete Orig Tool Kit & Manuals & Service records. Remember the odometer reads in km/hr, NOT mph, so 22249 km is approximately 13795 miles. $35,500 - Contact Gullwing Motors for more info & photos.(516)742-3320    
1967 230SL Pagoda 
1967 Mercedes 230 SL Roadster  
Great Condition w/3rd Passenger Seat. Used by the current owner as a summer car, it is all original, all factory, except for the 4-year-old Custom Metallic Burgundy finish. This car comes with both Soft and Hard Tops. The interior is white, has driver & passenger MBZ mats and original wood trim around the dash. The odometer reads 50804 original KM (app. 31,500 miles). The 2.3 litre 6 cyl. engine and 4-speed manual transmission were overhauled and the clutch replaced approximately 2000 miles ago. The exhaust, muffler, seat covers and soft top were replaced around 4 years ago. The Goodyear Integrity tires are new. And just as important, this is a NO-SMOKING car. Asking $28,000 - Contact  Gullwing Motors for more info & photos. (516)742-3320       
If you noticed one of our listings is missing - it's because it was successfully sold.  
We will be accepting pictures and descriptions of M-B cars or parts for sale and posting them here. Contact: John Mc Auliffe  Subject: M-B Car for sale   

Another Member Benefit:  List your Mercedes-Benz Car for sale, in the NYC-Long Island newsletter at no cost.  Non-Members can list a Mercedes-Benz for sale. Send a check in the amount of $25 payable to MBCA and mailed to the Treasurer per quarter year.  
* Content and photos are the sole responsibility of the seller.  The club will not be responsible for descriptions or photos of listed vehicles.
Members have suggested other web sites to sell your car.  Try, and  If you have other sites, please share them here.


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