The International
190SL Group Convention
And Concours

St Louis MO, 
June 23-26, 2005 

A view of the Gateway Arch, St Louis, MO. 
Registration Form  (pdf) 

On-Line Registration Form
On-Line Payment (Club Store)  
Attendee List (Jun 4)

The  Double Tree Hotel will be our hosting hotel while our events will be held nearby at the Kemp Auto Museum. Please call and make your reservations (Mention Mercedes 190SL Group; our rate is $94 for double occupancy).
Phone: 1-636-532-5000

Explore St Louis 

Schedule of Events:
 Wed: Check In, Welcome Reception.

Thu: Rally of interesting areas around St Louis.  Rally Lunch and more touring. 

Fri: Technical presentation in the morning and hands on technical demonstration in the afternoon.  Lunch at the museum. Woman's "Secret Garden Tour".

Sat: Concours at the museum.
Lunch at the museum.
Woman's tour.

Sun: Breakfast Meeting. 

Sun-Wed:  After the Ball tour of Missouri and visiting Branson. (Optional)

Host: Marilyn and Tom Hamilton

Registration Form PDF


On Thursday we will be heading out on a rally "of Discovery" that will take us to the Lewis and Clark Visitor's Center and Museum, the location where the expedition wintered over before leaving in May of 1804 up the Missouri River to explore the northwest territories.  After visiting this marvelous facility, we will continue up the Mississippi River on the Great River Road to the historic town of Elsah and on to Pere Marquette State Park for lunch at the Pere Marquette Lodge.  Following lunch, we will be taking 2 historic ferries across the Illinois and the Mississippi Rivers before heading back to the hotel for the evening.

Mercedes-Benz USA and Plaza Mercedes, the local Mercedes-Benz dealer, are sponsoring Günther Bäuerle, our Friday tech session speaker.  Günther first came to the United States in early 1954, after completing his apprenticeship as a mechanic in the Stuttgart area of Germany where he received his "Qualified automotive craftsman" certificate.  When he arrived in New York City, he went to see Max Hoffman and was hired to work in his workshop.  It was here that Günther was introduced to the 300/190SL and became "the specialist" in the workshop on the new Mercedes sports cars.  He established the process and procedures for maintaining  the 300/190SLs.  Mr. Günther will give a presentation in the morning and a hands on technical demonstrtation in the afternoon.

Member breakfast at the hotel

Sunday thru Wednesday:
The "After The Ball" tour up begins up the Missouri River on the Lewis and Clark Trail with stops at historic sites and ends in Branson, Missouri, the Country Music Hall of Fame.