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Thank you for visiting the Los Angeles section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA). MBCA is comprised of 84 sections that span the U.S. and Canada. The Los Angeles section has numerous events throughout the year and this website is here to keep you abreast of these activities. Our goal is to have something for everyone. Social gatherings, car shows, driving events, tech sessions - if we're not doing it, and it's an event you'd like to see happen, email us and we'll see if it's possible.

If you're not a member, take a look around and see what we have to offer. Across the top of each page is a blue navigation bar that can be used to visit the different areas of this site. If you like what you see, please consider joining the Los Angeles section. Our goal is to add to your driving experience.

From The President's Desk


H OT! It's summer and it's hot. But we are not slowing down. I have many exciting things to report.

The Southwest Regional Event was held from June 2nd to June 4th in Orange County, CA. In attendance were MBCA's national president Terry Kiwala, our Southwest regional director Bud Cloninger and other section presidents and board members. It was a very good event allowing me to get to know other chapter board members and share ideas with them. A few of us also got a chance to talk to Terry Kiwala at length about MBCA National and the things they are doing to further better our club. As a businessman myself, I appreciate all that Terry has done during his tenure as president to improve MBCA on many levels and to ensure it will remain a strong and viable car club for many years to come.

Clock and Engine Museum and Capistrano Mission -
We had a wonderful time at the Clock and Engine museum where we learned about old farming equipment, visited a working blacksmith workshop, a working hand weaving workshop, a miniature train museum and other cool stuff! After a great lunch we had a private tour of the mission at San Juan Capistrano by a retired history professor. She and the mission were amazing.

Upcoming events -
there are several upcoming events, so wash your cars, fill up the tanks and join us.

Frasier Mountain Drive - Winery Tour & Tasting -
Saturday September 16th - Sunday September 17th. Join us for a two-day event including beautiful drives, dinner with other club members and wine tasting. Can't attend both days? Then join on either Saturday or Sunday. See more info in this newsletter.

Holiday Party -
Saturday December 2nd: Save the date! Mindy Rudyan, our event planner (and my lovely wife ??) has been working diligently to plan this year's Holiday Party. After reviewing numerous proposals, Mindy decided to hold our Holiday Party at the Automobile Driving Museum at 610 Lairport Street, in EL Segundo CA. While Mindy is still working out the final details, we will get to experience the museum, ride in old cars and enjoy a gourmet lunch and of course, enjoy each other's company in a private setting. Further details will be sent out later this year via a news blast. Stay tuned…

Elections -
It's that time of year again. The four elected positions on the Board are: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Any member may submit their candidacy to become a board member. If you would like to run for any of these positions, please email a 150 word bio and a picture of yourself (head shot) to either person on our election committee no later than August 25th. Our election committee people are:

Craig Cornwell
Email: cjc.cornwell@gmail.com
Mindy Rudyan
Email: mindy@ashronbilling.com

The election format will be the same as we did last year. A separate email/mail communication regarding our election will be sent to you for voting.

Other non-voted board member positions are available as well. I encourage all of you to join our board and help us make our club even better. If you would like to join the board for a non-elected position, please contact me or any other board member for details.

Other -
At times, I like to share with our members other car related items that I feel might be valuable. One such item is "the car comparison tool" published by Car and Driver. Please keep in mind that the club is simply passing this information to you. The club makes no guaranties as to the tool's effectiveness or accuracy nor does this club endorse any car magazine. Proceed using this tool at your own risk.

To access this tool you can go to www.caranddriver.com/car-comparison-tool

It's been a pleasure serving you this past year. I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming events.

Sincerely,
Amir Rudyan, President

Los Angeles Section Newsletter

 

Above is the new format for the digital version of the newsletter. If this initially appears somewhat intimidating, in 15 minutes you can be an expert.

Left clicking the grey square above (to the right of issuu) will open the magazine in full screen mode. Once the magazine has been expanded, left clicking the arrow on the right edge of the page will turn the page forward. Left clicking the arrow on the left edge will turn the page backward. The arrows on the right or left will advance the page toward the end or beginning of the magazine.

Pressing the ESC key (on the upper left of your keyboard) will close the screen will bring you back to this webpage.

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Now that you're comfortable, take a look and email us your comments at info@la-mbca.com.

Los Angeles Section News

As always, photos from all our events can be seen here.

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Your Los Angeles section elections are coming up. Details are in the newsletter and we'll have a digital ballot page available shortly.

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As always, we can be reached at info@la-mbca.com.

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