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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


ow many horns does your Mercedes have? (Mine has 6!)

My 1991 Mercedes 560 SEL comes with a country horn and a city horn. (Only Mercedes thinks of these things) One is a high pitch horn, the other has a deeper baritone sound to it. Both horns were damaged, so I went to my local Mercedes dealer to buy new horns. They could only find one of the two horns in their computer system (the other was no longer available in the U.S. or Germany) so I purchased it. They also gave me the part number for the second horn and suggested I contact the classic center in Irvine to get it, which I did. Turns out my car has 6 horns! Who knew? And . . . the horn the dealer sold me was the wrong horn. It was the "alarm" horn - not the emergency horn. The parts salesperson at the classic center was very nice and knowledgeable and suggested I purchase 4 horns (The car has two horns for the low pitch and two horns for the high pitch) and made me a package deal. All 4 horns delivered to my house were only $180.00. Pretty reasonable given they are hard to come by.

Once at the mechanic, we put the car on the lift and sure enough, all four horns were physically damaged. So we replaced all four horns. Once again, my car now beeps two beautiful tunes . . .

The fifth horn is for the car alarm. I could never get a straight answer regarding what the 6th horn was for. Maybe one day, when it goes off, I'll find out.

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.

Closing the screen will bring you back to this webpage.

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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We've revived the Classified Page. Click here to see it..

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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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