Bay Area Fall Gathering,
Blackhawk Auto Museum
Oct 25, 2003 - Danville, CA
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Approximately 40 members and guests, along with a total of
fourteen 190SLs, continued the Bay Area member's fall gathering
tradition. This event, hosted by Johannes Raedeker and Joe
Amaro, featured a full day of activities: Morning coffee
rendezvous in Lafayette at the Lafayette Park Hotel, a scenic
drive through a small town and along country roads, a special
guided tour at the
Blackhawk Auto Museum (http://www.blackhawkauto.org/)
and finally a picnic at nearby Sycamore Valley Park.
The tour in the 70,000 sq.ft. auto museum focused on the rare
Mercedes Benz vehicles on display. Not to be out done, the
lineup of 190SLs parked on the plaza attracted well deserved
attention from the public whom can now find the Group's
Restoration and Ownership book on sale in the museum
A bird's eye view of a dozen 190SLs on the picturesque Blackhawk
in the California fall sunshine.
waiting for the guided tour to begin.
of colors on Blackhawk Plaza.
1957 was a very good year.
. ______'s blue and Tim Graney's white
SLs with members gathering in the background.
Johannes Raedeker, with Blackhawk Docent Dave Selway, brief
members before the tour.
Dave Selway provides a bit of Mercedes history outside of the
pre-war auto gallery.
Members learn about this beautiful 1926 Saoutchik Tourer Model K.
A rare 1938 Delage Arrowsport Coupe Modle D8
1930 Ruxton graces the entrance of the Blackhawk Auto Museum.
a lot of attention was this 1937 540 K Cabriolet A .
Gullwings were represented by a classic looking 1957 coupe.
Charles Ostrofe stands besides his silver 190SL
outside of the Lafayette
Ferencz takes a moment to relax during the breakfast rendezvous.
Joe Amaro, sporting a Williamsburg convention t-shirt and cap,
ready for the country drive.