Mercedes Benz Owners Club
The Mercedes Benz Club is the official UK Mercedes Club.
The Mercedes Benz Club was founded in 1952. As such it was the first Mercedes-Benz Club in the world. Its founding was mainly due to the enthusiasm and efforts of one man – Ronald H Johnson (1913 – 1973). By profession Johnson was a marine architect, but he was also an avid motorist and a long-time enthusiast of Mercedes-Benz cars.
The club has always attracted distinguished men and women as members including Vice-Consul of the US Embassy in London, Sir Peter Ustinov CBE, FRSA, King Fiasal II of Iraq and Prince Abhas Bhanubandh, from Thailand’s royal family.
The Club is nearly 70 years old and has developed an unrivalled level of regional activities and events. This is a reflection on the Mercedes-Benz Club’s efforts of its huge network of inspired and committed local volunteers.
In addition the Club organises a number national events, such as concours, individual model gatherings, European rallies and – of course – its major annual presence at the NEC’s Classic Car Show. Also, every year, coach loads of Club members visit Europe’s largest classic car show, the Techno-Classica, in Essen.
Club Benefits include:
- AWARD WINNING MONTHLY GAZETTE
The Gazette is the club’s monthly, A4, full-colour 80-plus page journal.
It contains news, features and technical articles contributed by Members and from other relevant sources. Its quarterly supplement, the Directory, includes contact details for all the Club’s officers plus the comprehensive Good Garage Guide of Members’ recommendations.
- TECHNICAL ADVICE
The Club’s Technical Advisers and Model Register Captains include some of the country’s leading Mercedes specialists, covering most models. Its supply of technical information is being expanded all the time with a growing number of manuals now available on CD.
- DISCOUNTED INSURANCE
The Club works with a panel of five approved Insurance Brokers: Adrian Flux Insurance Services, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, Peter Best Insurance Services and Footman James Ltd.
Between them, this panel provides cover to the whole spectrum of Mercedes-Benz cars, both classic and modern and have all met the Club’s standards of service provision.
- DISCOUNTS ON PARTS, SERVICES AND GOODS
Many Mercedes dealers offer discounts on parts and service to Club Members. Details of these can be found in the Club Directory distributed exclusively to Members. Furthermore, there are usually discounts on items such as ferry travel, mens and womens’ clothing, car batteries, watches, car covers and more.
- CLUB SHOP – Visit our store
The Club Shop provides a wide range of exclusive clothing (much of which can be personalised), personal accessories, car accessories, car care products and books.
- REGULAR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The club has a continuous programme of social, technical and driving events. These range from pub meets through to local shows and rallies, organised by the Club’s network of Regional Officers, to National events such as the annual National Concours and the SL Day. The Club also organises international rallies into Europe and regularly receives invitations from other Mercedes-Benz clubs around the world.
- ACCESS TO MEMBER’S FORUM
Paid up Members of the Club can access the members’ pages of this website, which include our active forums and Technical Library archives covering aspects of maintenance of our Mercedes-Benz cars.
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