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Photos From Prior Events

A special Thank You Don and Donna Halliday 2017 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
The Downtown Burbank Car Classic Lake Hughes Drive
Saturday Morning in Beverly Hills Oktoberfest 2016
L.A. Glendora Mountain Road Event Our 2015 Joint Car Care Tech Session with PCA
Our 2015 Fox Hunt Rallye Our 2015 Trip to Newcomb's Ranch
The 2014 Holiday Party at Lawry's in Beverly Hills The 2014 Club BBQ
2014 Warner Brothers Tour The 2013 Holiday Party
2013 Oktoberfest Cruise-In at the Petersen The 2013 trip to the Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum
Our 2013 trip to Cars & Coffee and the Classic Center Photos from our 2013 trip to the Music Center
Photos from the 2012 Rallye Photos from 2012 BBQ
Photos from 2012 Cars & Coffee / Classic Center Photos from the March 2012 Meet and Greet
Photos from our 2012 Show and Shine Photos from our 2011 Reagan Presidential Library tour
Photos from our 2011 Petersen Automotive Museum tour Photos from 2011 Cars & Coffee / Classic Center
Click here for photos from the 2011 Joint Rallye Click here for photos from the 2011 Southwest Regional
Click here for photos from the 2011 Show and Shine Photos from the 2010 Mullin Automotive Museum Tour
Photos from 2010 Cars & Coffee / Classic Center Photos from the 2010 Malibu Wines event

If anyone has event photos they are willing to share, please email us a copy by clicking here. - Thank you.

Upcoming Events

April 6th - Gaviña Coffee Company Tour

The Los Angeles Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America has been given a rare opportunity to have a private guided tour of a coffee roasting factory (the largest family-owned one in the USA), right here in our own backyard! The Gaviña family has graciously opened the doors of their facility just east of Downtown Los Angeles to show us what goes on behind the scenes to bring us our beloved beverage, but we have a limit of ten (10) spots! Please reserve your spots as soon as possible, since this event will likely fill up quickly. Arrangements will be made for a no-host dinner to follow.

Organizer: Chase Kaufman Email: ChaseMK@gmail.com
Date: Friday, 6 April 2018 at 2:00pm
Location: Gaviña Headquarters, 2700 Fruitland Avenue, Vernon, California, 90058
RSVP Please RSVP with Chase - ChaseMK@gmail.com

April 22nd - California Poppy Fields and Festival

Food Fun and Entertainment plus Car Show, Scenic Spring-time Drive to Lancaster, Antelope Valley California Poppy Festival, Poppy Fields + Exotic Feline Compound in Rosamond.

Organizer: Brigitte Trapp email: brigittetrapp@me.com
Date: Sunday, April 22nd

  • 8:30 AM Meet at Starbucks Parking Lot - 15501 Devonshire St, Mission Hills, CA 91345
  • 9:00 AM Depart
    1st stop EFBC's Feline Conservation Center, (aka, the Cat House) 3718 60th St W, Rosamond, CA 93560 661-256-3332 From Starbucks to Feline Conservation Center. I-5 N - CA-14 N - exit Rosamond Blvd. -right Mojave -Tropico Rd. - Rhyolite turn left. 1:30 Hr. Drive
  • 2nd stop Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
    From Feline Conservation Center to Poppy Reserve: 60th St. S -W Ave I w - Lancaster Rd. 25 min Drive

    Antelope Valley Parking: $10 per vehicle and $9 for seniors (each party pays their own parking fees on-site)

  • 3rd stop California Poppy Festival, 43011 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534 (opens at 10:00) From Poppy Reserve to Poppy Festival: Lancaster Rd. -W I -138E/14S -10St. 25 min Drive

    Each party pays their own entrance and parking fees on-site.
    Adults (13-61):Seniors (62+): $5.00 Children (6-12): $5.00
    Free Parking is available in the dirt lot across the street from Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park. Trams circulate between the entrance/exit and the parking lots.
    Preferred Parking is available in the AVTA Park & Ride lot for $8

  • To RSVP: All RSVPs and payments MUST be received BY March 16th! (Some places require advance payment!)
    For questions: email Brigitte at: brigittetrapp@me.com

May 20th - Club BBQ

Organizer: Amir Rudyan Email: amir@avmindustries.com
Date: Sunday, May 20th
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 28051 Balkins Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Note from the Pit Master:
We're meeting at the home of Amir and Mindy Rudyan - We'll start at 11:00 AM, and lunch will be served at 12:30. We're serving steaks, salmon and a vegetarian option. (If you have special dietary needs, contact Amir)

Immediately following the lunch, there will be an informative discussion on everything you've always wanted to know about Jewelry, Gems, etc., but were afraid to ask. Our guest speaker is Chase, who is a Club Board Member.

Directions to the Rudyans
Address: 28051 Balkins Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Important note: Most navigation systems will take you via Chesbro Rd.
Do NOT come up via Chesbro Rd since it will force you to cross a rough (sometimes muddy) wash.

Come up via "Colodny" - it's fully paved. My instructions will take you via "Colodny"

From the valley:
101 Fwy, exit Chesbro. At stop sign at end of freeway ramp make right.
At the next stop sign, go straight.
At Colodny, Make Right. (There's a baseball park on the right hand side)
At Balkins Drive, make right.

From Thousand Oaks:
101 Fwy, Exit Chesbro. Go over the freeway until you get to a stop sign.
At the stop sign, go straight.
At Colodny, Make Right. (There's a baseball park on the right hand side)
At Balkins Drive, make right.

To RSVP: RSVPs MUST be received BY May 1st!
For questions, email Amir at: amir@avmindustries.com

June 23rd - Solvang Caravan

Cruse scenic back Roads of San Marcos Pass and Lake Cachuma to Mission Santa Inés, Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch and Vintage Motorcycle Museum Solvang

Organizer: Brigitte Trapp email: brigittetrapp@me.com
Date: Saturday, June 23rd

  • 7:45 AM Meet at Brigitte and Craig House
  • 8:15 AM Depart A 30 Minute drive to Camarillo where we Meet second group
  • 8:45 AM Rendezvous point; Denny's in Camarillo
    Address: 1659 E Dailey Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
    Just off the 101 freeway at Carmen Drive,
  • 9:00 AM Depart
    From Camarillo, we caravan across the 101 to 154 - San Marcos Pass and Lake Cachuma approximately 1:20 Hr. drive to Mission Santa Inés
  • 10:30 AM We will have a 1 Hr. Docent Guided Group Tour of Mission Santa Inés
    $6 Adults - Children under the age of 11 are admitted for free
    1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463 805-688-4815
  • 11:30 AM Continue to Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch
    1555 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463 805-686-4002
    Where we have a 10 min. stop to see the Horses.
  • 11:45 AM Next stop Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
    320 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 9346 805-686-9522
    Village Square $10 Children under the age of 10 are admitted for free
  • 1:00 PM No Host Lunch in Solvang - Restaurant to be announced at later time.
    After Lunch enjoy Solvang's Stores, Boutiques, Antique Stores and Wine Tasting at your leisure.


Organizer: Paul Rivera Email: paulsr@rivera.com
Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 10 AM until 1 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. Directions and address will be given upon registration for event.

We are meeting at the legendary Malamut Auto Museum Foundation in Thousand Oaks. This is a massive private collection of a wide variety of cars from Europe, Asia, and North America. This Museum is not open to the public, so please take advantage of this opportunity and come visit with us.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant following event.
Not included with Museum reservation

To RSVP: RSVPs MUST be received BY July 1st!
For questions, email Paul at: paulsr@rivera.com

September 8th - Mullin Automotive Museum

Organizer: Amir Rudyan Email: amir@avmindustries.com
Date: Saturday, September 8
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 1421 Emerson Ave, Oxnard, CA.

This is a privately owned automotive museum with a large collection of vintage Bugatti's.

  • 10:15 AM Meet at museum entrance
  • 10:30 AM Tour starts at 10:30 sharp!
  • 12:00PM No Host Lunch - Location to be announced at the event.

To RSVP: We have pre-purchased 14 tickets. First come first serve. If you reserve early, we might be able to purchase additional tickets for the tour. Otherwise, purchase tickets at the museum, but tour spots are not guaranteed.

All RSVPs and payments MUST be received BY June 30th!

For questions: email Amir at amir@avmindustries.com

November 3rd - San Diego Driving Event

Lets explore and enjoy hidden spots of southern California
San Diego's Balboa Park caravan Cleveland National Forest to Julian's Gold Mine Museum and California Wolf Center

Organizer: Brigitte Trapp email: brigittetrapp@me.com
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 to Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Day 1 Saturday November 3rd

  • 12:00 Noon Meet for No Host Lunch at The Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 619-557-9441
    After Lunch visit:
    San Diego Automobile Museum -
    2080 Pan America Plaza San Diego CA 92101 619-231-2886
    Also at Balboa Park, additional Museums:
    Model Railroad Museum - At 28,000 square feet, the museum is the world's largest operating model railroad museum. Address: 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
    San Diego Air & Space Museum - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 -
    2001 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
    The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park - Tues.-Sun. 10:00am-4:00pm.
    2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
    San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum - Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    2131 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
    Mingei International Museum - Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

    Late afternoon Check in to Hotel San Diego Marriott Mission Valley 8757 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego, CA 92108 1-619-692-3800 (Each party to make their own reservations directly)

  • 7:00 PM - No host dinner
    The Cheesecake Factory, 7067 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 683-2800

Day 2 Sunday November 4rd

  • Breakfast at Hotel and check out.
    8:30 AM Meet up at Starbucks near Marriott 9:00 AM with members that join for Cleveland National Forest caravan only.
    7610 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 - (619) 683-2419
  • 9:00 AM Depart - Route Interstate 8 East to Descanso Exit which is California 79. We can exit there and hold up until the last car arrives. Then we head North on 79 through Cuyamaca to Julian. (Approx. 1:15 hour drive)
  • 10:30 Tour of Eagle High Gold Mine - (it's just before Julian)
  • 12:00 No Host Lunch in Julian. Apple Alley Bakery Restaurant
    2122 Main Street Julian CA 760-765-1560
  • 1:30 PM Tour of California Wolf Center
  • 3:00 PM From Julian, we proceed on 79 North to Santa Isabel, and at his town there is a junction with Hwy 78. We make a sharp right turn on 79, and continue northwards to Carrasito Ranch, where the roads splits again, this time to Hwy 76, but we continue on 79 through Warner Springs, past Warner Springs and eventually wind up at Interstate 15.
    Julian to Starbucks Temecula approximately 1:20Hr. Drive.
  • 4:30 PM Starbucks in Temecula on 79 before the 15 junction to say goodbyes - 30571 CA-79, Temecula, CA 92592 (951) 506-2785

All RSVPs and payments MUST be received BY September 30th! (Wolf center requires 4-week advance payment!) Email Brigitte at: brigittetrapp@me.com

December 1st - Holiday Luncheon

Organizer: Mindy Rudyan Email: mindy@ashronbilling.com
Date: Saturday, December 1st
Cost: $65 per person
Location: Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
455 West Foothill Blvd, Claremont CA

The club has reserved (secured) 40 seats. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! Events at the Candlelight Pavilion sellout quickly. (They expect this luncheon event to be completely sold out by June)

Therefore, to secure your seats, please send in your reservations ASAP!
Payment can be made at a later time, but MUST be received by Mindy no later than October 1st!

Please note the following: If you do not reserve your tickets in advance, and if all 40 tickets have been reserved, there is a very high likelihood that you will not be able to attend! Furthermore, since these tickets are expensive, any un-committed tickets will be returned to the Candlelight Theatre November 1st.

To RSVP: RSVPs should be sent in ASAP! Payments MUST be received BY October 1st! For questions: Email Mindy at mindy@ashronbilling.com

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