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©2008 MBCA-Wisconsin Section

2008 Events Mar 2 SUN buffet-lunch Fox’n’Hounds - Hartford Mar 14 Fish Fry Meyer’s Restaurant - Greenfield

Mar 29 Drive to Dine Oshkosh (somewhere) April 12, Tech Session Black Forest - Milw

May 3 Applebee’s and Braaten Classic Cars Janesville

We'd like to extend a warm (Wisconsin) welcome to the following new members: Sue Jonas, Eric Schulz, David Young, Daniel Harkness, Chris Surges, Alex Blok, Donald Hinkle, Ruth Sauter and Jed Schleisner.

Take us for a “test drive” at one of the March events. Families welcome.

President’s Message... I would like to thank everyone that attended the Christmas Party. It was well attended and everyone seemed to have a good time. Many thanks to the Lowry’s for hosting the event. By the time you get this newsletter, the Chicago Auto Show trip will have taken place. For the show we again had a sold out bus. I trust everyone enjoyed the Mercedes-Benz display and hospitality room. Thanks to the Losekes for hosting.

May 10 Defensive Driving & Autocross Event @ State Fair Park - West Allis

Our next event is the Fish Fry on March 14, at Meyer’s restaurant. Please get in your reservations as soon as possible and help make this event successful. My wife, Cathy, and I are the hosts for this event.

June 29th Golf Outing Songbird Hills - Hartland

We always have room for new hosts to join seasoned hosts to learn the ropes. If you are interested in co-hosting an event, please contact myself or any of the other board members.

July 5th Farmers Market Madison

As always, I encourage members to recruit new members; our club will only remain strong with new members coming in. Of all the clubs in the region, I believe ours offers the most events for its members.

Aug 23 Masterpiece Car Show - Milw lakefront

Aug 23 Dinner following Masterpiece Show Sep 11 Fall Tech Session

A special thanks to all the board members for braving the bad weather to attend the January and February board meetings. All members of the club are welcome to attend the board meeting also. Frank Lubinski President

Sep 19,20,21 Door County Fall Rallye Weekend

Board Meeting Schedule all members welcome Sep 26-Oct 1 STARFEST San Francisco

Fahren Zum Essen event (Drive to Dine)

Mar 13th Apr 10th

7pm-9pm at Brookfield Library

contact Frank Lubinski 414-352-2912 if you plan to attend

Visit the National Club on the Web at

Mar-Apr 08

2008 Fahren Zum Essen (Drive to Dine) Schedule Anyone (including prospective members and guests) is invited to join club members around the state at these informal “Drive to Dine” events. Even if you don’t attend a lot of other club events you’ll find others, just like you, enjoying the opportunity to learn more about each other and our common love for the MB brand & heritage. Join us as we go ‘riding to eat’. Bring your spouse, partner, children or friends along, too. Enjoy a low cost lunch (off the menu) and plenty of gemütlichkeit.. Please try to call or email the host/hostess so they have an idea of number of attendees However, if you decide to go , but it’s too late to contact them, come anyway. SAT, SAT Mar 29 NOON Roxy Supper Club 571 North Main St, Oshkosh Sat, May 3 NOON Applebee’s 3024 Milton Ave. Janesville. Afterwards see a classic Mercedes collection, at Braaten Classic Cars Sat, Jun 21

Wausau. Then visit the Karl Middlehauve Restoration shop

Sat, July 5

Madison - trip to the Farmer’s Market, and then lunch

Sat, July 26

Milwaukee – dinner @ German Fest

Suggestions for 2008 Fahren Zum Essen locations? Contact: Jerry Zajicek

[email protected] or 262-549-4656

Remember there are numerous other club events during the summer. The volunteers setting them up would appreciate your attendance and advance sign up. Be sure you let the people volunteering to host Drive to Dines know you appreciate their efforts.


We like to offer a reminder that the following memberships are coming up for renewal and hope you can spend another year enjoying your club… March Expirations: Doug Borcherdt, Gerald Fast, Jacques Hussussian, Gustav Korsholm, Pat Mahlendorf, Dan Parman, Lee Potratz, Mike Pritzl, Richard Seefeldt, Scott Siebers, Charles Siewert, Grant Stanfield, Mic Verlare and Karen Williams. April Expirations: Dave Bedore, John Bell, Terry Bruss, Jack Casanova, Byron Didenko, Ray Anthony Fikes, Paul Gruener, Rodney Johnson, Jay Kasner, David Kies, Jim McCallum, Glenn Sampson, James Schwerdt, Steve Seidl, Gabriel Sotak, Thomas Streckert, Dennis Valuch, Nancy Wetzel, and John Wood.

Renew memberships on the national website: or check the STAR magazine.

2008 Officers & Board Members: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Membership Director Director Director Director Past President Webmaster Newsletter

Frank Lubinski 414-352-2912 Jerry Zajicek 262-549-4656 Dan Hellenberg 414-839-6995 Jim Loseke 920-468-2024 Ron Sdun 262-251-9287 Jim Stowell 262-367-2305 Phillip Nicholas 262-960-0211 Bill Sirny 262-783-1893 Andy Stockhausen 262-782-2286 Nancy Pearson 262-782-7960 Marc Wolfgram [email protected] Dean Pearson [email protected]

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Mark your calendar for the MAY 10th AUTOCROSS event. Defensive Driving instruction (mandatory) in the morning & Autocross in the afternoon…

Mar-Apr 08

Mercedes-Benz Club of America Wisconsin Section

Friday, March 14th, 2008 Social 6:30pm, Dinner 7:00pm

“Door prize drawing”

Your Hosts: Frank & Cathy Lubinski 414-352-2912 [email protected]

MEYER’S RESTAURANT 4260 S. 76th Street (the restaurant fronts on W. Forest Home Ave near the W. Cold Spring Rd intersection at the shopping center)

Greenfield, WI

Meyer’s “Family Style” Fish (& Chicken) Fry Served “All-You-Care-To-Eat” includes: Cup of Soup, Fresh Bread, Breaded & Deep Fried Cod, Broasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, French Fries, Coleslaw, Tarter Sauce, Chef’s Dessert and choice of Coffee, Tea or Milk.

FRIDAY FISH FRY RESERVATION FORM Name: _____________________________________ Address: ___________________________________ City:_________________State: ____Zip:_________ Email:______________________________________ Phone:_________________________

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, March 11th Make checks payable to MBCA-Wisconsin Section

Qty ____ Dinners@ $16.00ea: Total Enclosed: ________ Mail to: Frank & Cathy Lubinski 1007 E. Glenbrook Rd. Bayside, WI 53217

Mar-Apr 08

Wisconsin members get out of town. On February 17th fifty-five members of the Wisconsin Section were set to travel south to the Chicago Auto Show. They had to brave an ice and freezing rain storm in Wisconsin in order to make the bus. Although some cancelled due to the weather, thirty-one of them proved that nothing comes between an intrepid Mercedes lover and their new cars! Unfortunately, the organizers of the trip (traveling 100 miles to the bus) were stranded on the interstate when it was closed due to a wreck (thankfully not theirs) and had to cancel. This event has been held for 16 plus years by the Wisconsin section and this was the closest that it ever came to being called for bad weather. The Chicago Auto show is one of the premier car shows if you like to see what is new and what is being offered. Everyone was able to update their wish list, if not their active car list, at the show. A good cross representation of all of Daimlers best was at the show. After a long day of viewing new cars (and writing checks?) club members were able to rest their tired feet in the Mercedes hospitality suite for a brief respite and camaraderie with fellow Mercedes enthusiasts. Many thanks to Effie Logothetis of the Chicago Region of MB USA for the hospitality for our club.

1979, picked up the reins

The trip was organized and planned by Cathy and Jim Loseke, section members since 1999. Dean and Nancy Pearson, section members since Make your plans early for next years show. The weather has to be better !

Jim Loseke The Urban’s enjoy MB hospitality The MB Classic Center showed this 300SEL 6.3. Which, except for the Maybach, may have been one of the more valuable cars on display Nancy tries on a C-class Sport

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Sep 26 - Oct 1 ‘08

San Francisco & Northern CA

Member Classifieds: FREE! A 1989 German Fest Sweat Shirt, size XL. New, never worn. Contact Gordy Wolfgram 1-414-964-7555

Name Badges & Membership Pins For name badges, please visit the On-line Store at or call 719-633-6427. Badges are offered in different fastener types and colors (most prefer Gold.) They are approximately $8.00 for the 2-line badge to list your name & Wisconsin Section.

Hosted by the San Francisco Bay Section with the Sacramento Section, StarFest 2008 will be held on September 2626-October 1. MBCA's premier national driving event includes a concours d'elegance on the Great Lawn at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with the backdrop of the city skyline; a rally/ drive starting at the edge of San Francisco Bay and driving through several wine appellations, past a sleeping volcano, and into California's vast agricultural heartland to Willows, California; three days of track events (defensive driving instruction, autocross, acceleration runs, time trials) at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows. Other activities include a welcome reception, two banquets, women's tech session, sideside-trips to interesting places, Leadership Development and Membership Development Workshops, MBCAMBCA-wrapped 1818-wheeler experience. Registration with complete event details opens March 1 at For general information, contact chairman Richard Simonds, (650) 592592-7613, [email protected]. [email protected].

Advertising Rates: Membership pins are awarded FREE to all club members beginning with their 10th Anniversary and every 5 years thereafter. If you have a club anniversary that qualifies and would like a pin, please contact Ron Sdun at [email protected] or call 262-251-9287.

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MBCA—WI Shirts For Sale These are fine quality cotton shirts with the MBCA-Wisconsin Section logo. They come in a choice of navy blue, with ivory trim and a silver/gray logo or ivory, with navy trim and a navy blue logo. The cost is $32.00 plus $3.00 shipping or a total of $35.00 per shirt. Delivery on ordered shirts is expected to be less than 2 weeks; except XXL is special order only.

Order Form Total number of shirts ordered: _____ @ $35.00 = $__________ Make Checks payable to: MBCA-Wisconsin Section Mail to: Jerry Zajicek W223 N2344 Glenwood Lane Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 549-4656

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Defensive Driving and Autocross Wisconsin Section - MBCA Regional Driving Event

Saturday MAY 10th, 2008

at State Fair Park, West Allis (Milwaukee), WI

Reservation Deadline May 1st.


Many first time participants are understandably concerned about wear & tear on their car or think this will be a race. The maneuvers you will learn are all within the capability of the vehicle. The idea is to make you aware of that. It is not a race. The speeds involved are quite low and nobody is going to make you drive fast. Obodz!Qfbstpo!boe!Cjmm!Tjsoz-!Dp. Obodz!Qfbstpo!boe!Cjmm!Tjsoz-!Dp.Dibjsqfstpot! Dibjsqfstpot!

7:30 REGISTRATION 8:00-12:00 DEFENSIVE DRIVING The purpose of this activity is to increase driver awareness and confidence in dealing with emergency situations. A brief classroom session will be conducted on the principles behind emergency maneuvers and driving techniques. After that, with one-on-one defensive driving instruction, we will use several mini courses to practice maintaining car control. Participants will use their own cars. Frank and Mary Alice Cozza, MBCA’s nationally acclaimed driving instructors will direct this all-day event. Certificates will be issued on completion. Members, associate members, and their families (including teenage drivers) are all encouraged to attend. You won’t be bored. There is lots to see and do. There are many volunteer positions needed during the running of this event. Participants will be asked to volunteer for track duties when they are not scheduled to be driving.

LUNCH A box lunch is encouraged and available with advance order. Please specify your choices on the next page and submit with your registration. Additional box lunches for non- drivers can be ordered, as well. This is a convenient way to stay on the grounds and get the maximum driving time.

1:00-5:00 AUTOCROSS An autocross is a low speed event on a course designated by pylons. The objective is to traverse the course as quickly as possible without striking any of the pylons. Instructors will be available for practice and timed runs. Prizes will be awarded for the best times in various classes of cars. Helmets are highly recommended but not required for the event.

Prepare your vehicle in advance. Empty out the trunk and anything loose in the interior. Have tire pressures set (cold) to factory-specs and make sure lug nuts are correctly torqued. Obviously you want your car in good condition. There will be a brief tech inspection to look for possible vehicle defects that may affect your safety.

Please see our web site, or contact Nancy Pearson [email protected] or call 262-782-2960 for additional info. FEES: Car & Driver: $25. Additional Drivers: $15 If Pre-registered. At Event: Car & Driver $35. Additional Drivers $20... ($15 if under 21, anytime.) Wisconsin Section MBCA Regional Driving Event Registration Form

Deadline Thurs May 1st

Name: _____________________________________________ MBCA # _________ Phone: _____________________ Address: ___________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ City:________________________ State: ____Zip: _________ Cell Phone: _____________________ Bring IT Along! Vehicle Make ____________ Yr _____ Model _________ 2nd Vehicle ___________ Yr _____ Model ____________ Assoc. Member _________________________________

Make checks payable to MBCA-Wisconsin Section

3rd Driver ___________________________________age ______

Totals (this form) $_____________

4th Driver ___________________________________ age ______

N. Pearson, PO Box 650 Brookfield, WI 53008

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Best Ball SCRAMBLE - Annual Golf Outing At Songbird Hills, Sunday June 29th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS Signup in next months Badger Star In the best ball scramble you use only the best shot of your foursome to determine your next shot. Anyone can win and it is fun. Tee-offs will start at 1:00pm. Each team of 4-golfers will be given instructions and beverage tickets. Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd Place, as well as, for special events on several holes. Golf is followed by dinner at the clubhouse. Contact: Jim Stowell 262-367-2305 or [email protected]

© 2008 MBCA-Wisconsin Section

Mar-Apr 08

Defensive Driving and Autocross Wisconsin Section - MBCA Regional Driving Event

Saturday MAY 10th, 2008

at State Fair Park, West Allis (Milwaukee), WI

Reservation Deadline May 1st.



box menu choices Please make additional copies of this form to order more than two lunch boxes.

Includes: 6” Sub, 20oz Beverage, Chips, and Cookie

$6.50 ea Bread Choices

Vegetable add-on Choices

Beverage Choices










Coke Diet Coke Cherry Coke Sprite Nestea-Lemon Iced Tea


Bottled Water



Italian Wheat

Cheese Choices 1st



American Provolone PprJack

Lettuce Tomatoes Cucumbers Pickles Onion Grn Peppers

Sauce add-on Choices Sandwich Choices 1st




Veggie Turkey Ham Roast Beef Turkey/Ham Club





Mayo Lite Mayo Oil Brn Mustard Ranch Chipotle

Cookie Choices Chip Choices 1st




Orig. Potato Baked Chips Sunchips Doritos Nacho





Choc Chip Sugar Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin

Wisconsin Section MBCA Regional Driving Event LUNCH ORDER Form (copy as needed) Name: _____________________________________________ Phone: _____________________ Address: ___________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ City:___________________ State: ____Zip:_________

Make checks payable to MBCA-Wisconsin Section

Totals (this form) $_____________ N. Pearson, PO Box 650 Brookfield, WI 53008

Mar-Apr 08

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