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Mercedes-Benzes at the Fountain, University of Miami Business School

Mercedes-Benzes at the Fountain, University of Miami Business School

South Florida
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Mercedes-Benzes at the Fountain, University of Miami Business School

Article submitted by Victor Rodriguez, Vice President

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, around 10 am, the South Florida section members gathered with members of the University of Miami Business school community to display their beautiful classic, and newer models Mercedes-Benzes. Everyone was treated with bagels, coffee, juices and other refreshments, outside the Storer auditorium. The fountain and the beautiful landscape, of one of the most beautiful college campuses, provided an amazing back drop for the Mercedes-Benzes.

The South Florida Section would like to thank John Quelch, a member of the club, and the Dean of the Miami Business School for inviting the club to come together on this day, and for his hospitality. Many thanks to my wife, Maria J. Rodriguez, for communicating diligently with all members, and working with Blanca Ripoll in organizing, and making this great event possible. Hopefully one of many to come.

Dean John Quelch thanked everyone for coming, and made some introductions. Also, Mike Chrusch presented Guy Lewis with an appreciation award, for hosting, and sharing his car collection with the members, on June 24, 2018. Mike also welcomed all members, guests, and future members for joining us at the event.

The South Florida Section recognizes, and thanks Gregg Barnes, President of Bill Ussery Motors, David Delgado, General Manager of MB of Coral Gables, and Luis Gutierrez, General Manager of MB of Cutler Bay for attending this event, and for being one of the club’s biggest supporters. Their constant involvement with the club allows us to be able to provide our members with moments, goodies, and a variety of events.

We had a great mix of classic and modern era Mercedes-Benzes. I recognized many faces, and there were many new faces too. I would like to get to know all members as you attend the events.

One event which we hold every year, the club’s car show, and this year will be the 7th Annual Concours d’Eleganz, is an event where everyone meets, and starts the year with the enthusiasm for the upcoming events. The car show will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, and we hope to see you and get to know you, and your car.

It was a great event where a remarkable group of people got together and enjoyed the company of each other, while talking about their beautiful vehicles. The ambiance amongst the members, and guests was outstanding. This was an event that everyone enjoyed, even though there was a UM game a 12 noon, and all of us fans were in no hurry to take off.

Mike was interviewed by The Shift, and will be featured on the YouTube channel. When we get the link, it will be forwarded to all.

You can see more pictures of this and other events on our Facebook page: 237626926308315/

Also, on our South Florida Section MBCA website -