Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts heading to Perth
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL displayed in Melbourne in 2009
22nd April, 2010
The West Australian capital city of Perth will be star-struck this
week-end as the 2010 National Rally of Mercedes-Benz Clubs gets underway.
This exciting event is run every two years and is hosted by one of the six authorised Australian Mercedes-Benz car
This year, the Mercedes-Benz Car Club of Western Australia hosts the biennial gathering, which will see a plethora
of stunning modern and classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles come together for what will be an impressive showing of some of
the country’s most valuable and admired cars. Many have undergone extensive restoration work, and all have been
carefully preserved and maintained to be enjoyed for years to come.
This year’s National Rally will coincide with a very special occasion for Mercedes-Benz in Australia. The host
club, the Mercedes-Benz Car Club of Western Australia, turns 50 this year. This makes it not only the oldest official
Mercedes-Benz club in Australia but also the third oldest in the world.
The National Rally of Mercedes-Benz clubs gives members and enthusiasts an opportunity to collectively celebrate
the passion and pride that comes with owning the oldest and one of the greatest automotive marques in the world.
The cars gathering in Perth for this weekend’s star-studded event showcase Mercedes-Benz’ time-honoured hallmarks
of quality, luxury and refinement, the very factors which have made the three-pointed star famous the world over.
A wide variety of luxury and sports models from the Mercedes stable will participate in this year’s rally. Many
are instantly-recognisable models, such as the luxurious and powerful W 109-model 300 SEL 6.3, the car that started
it all for AMG more than forty years ago, and the many models from the top-line SL sports car catalogue.
This year’s national rally will commence at Burswood on Friday evening, with a range of activities across the
For the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Australia, Horst von Sanden, the fascination and desire of
Mercedes-Benz is universal.
“Go anywhere in the world and the name ‘Mercedes-Benz’ conjures up the same themes: style, luxury, engineering
and quality. Mercedes-Benz has long history and has created some of the world’s most memorable cars and it’s
absolutely wonderful to see so many of our company’s great achievements assemble in one place,” said von Sanden.