August 21
Drive to Fort Necessity

September 18
Virtual Tech Conference

September/October/ November:
Fall Drive

Q3/Q4: Virtual Gearhead Event (topic TBD)

October/November: Annual Meeting



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For those who missed our tech webinar on brakes that was live-streamed locally on 11/21/2020 as well as nationally on 1/30/2021, you have one final opportunity to attend next Saturday! We have also invited other regional car clubs to join this one.

August 21
Drive To Fort Necessity and Lunch After

Please save the date for our August Event - a drive through the Laurel Highlands to Fort Necessity National Battlefield. In addition to the ability to spend quality time with our Club colleagues, both the route and destination have significant historical backgrounds.

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War and very notable as the first major event in the military career of George Washington. The war ended with the removal of French power from North America and helped set the stage for the American Revolution.

The route will primarily take us along US 40, also called the National Road. Some of the origins of this highway route can be traced back to a path that was originally cut through the forest during the Fort Necessity battle. Authorized by Congress in 1806, the construction of the National Road fulfilled a desire espoused by national figures such as George Washington to build an all-weather road across the Allegheny Mountains. The National Road became the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway.

(From the MBCA Central Ohio Section)

Saturday, August 21st
Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show

From Event Chairman John Van Landingham

Our MBCA Central Ohio Section Car Corral at the Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show at Metro Place in Dublin is in 3 Weeks.

Pre-Registration for your Mercedes-Benz Vehicle(s) is open now at the Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show website. Every year we have a great showing of our members' Mercedes-Benz Vehicles. It would be great to have you and your vehicle in our car corral!

Please note that we are participating as a club in the Classic Auto Show on Saturday, August 21st. Registration for that is $30.00 per car. Please register by clicking on the "REGISTER NOW" box below.

If you would like to participate as an individual in the Rolling Legends Tour or the All-Day Cruise-In on Friday, August 20th you must register for those events separately.

If you do not want to show your vehicle in the MBCACOS Car Corral but do want to attend the Classic Auto Show you can purchase tickets in advance by clicking "REGISTER NOW".

If you have questions, I can be reached at: vanderautogroup@gmail.com

John Van Landingham, Director, MBCA Central Ohio Section

September 18
Upcoming Event: Virtual Tech Conference on Automotive Cooling Systems

Do you do your own maintenance or repairs on your Benz? Or are you interested in better understanding what your service technician is telling you when they provide you with a diagnosis and an estimate on what your car needs? Since 2016, the Pittsburgh Section has sponsored Gear Heads meetings that have involved a lunch followed by a Tech Talk. Given the social-distancing limitations we faced in 2020, we decided to follow the lead of other MBCA Sections and start conducting Virtual Tech Conferences instead.

In late 2020 and early 2021, we had a VTC on Brake Systems as well as two encore webinars led by our Gear Heads Coordinator Paul Bowman, his son Alex who is an Automotive Engineer at Honda of America, and his son Ethan who handled all of the video technology for the livestreaming from Paul’s garage. We have decided to keep this format as livestreamed events can reach a much bigger audience than face-to-face meetings in a restaurant or garage.

Our next VTC will be on September 18, led again by Paul, Alex, and Ethan and streamed on Google Meets. An invitation will be sent in early August to MBCA Members (regional and National), as well as the national Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the Allegheny County chapter of the BMW Car Club of America.

Subjects to be covered:

  • Basic theory behind how cooling systems work
  • Key inspections to ensure they are performing at a peak level
  • Different types of coolant and choices in replacement parts
  • Maintenance, repairs and restoration of vintage as well as modern cooling systems
  • Troubleshooting overheating issues and leaks
  • Some alternative coolants, especially for classic-car enthusiast

2019 Events

Tour Heinz Field
Friday, June 21st

On Friday, June 21, 2019, a group of seven, MBC Pittsburgh and family members, toured Heinz Field. The tour was lead by Brandon Artman of the Marketing Dept. While in the locker room, we had a bonus! The six Lombardy Trophies were there, in a single box!! Our view was as up close and personal as you can get without being a player or Organization VIP!!! Normally, they are in the Great Hall.

We were also treated to a lot of extra time in the Hall of Honor. Brandon explained how people are selected for the Steeler's Hall of Honor and who may be next for the Hall of Fame. Also got some pics, of our group. We did get on the field, as it was, miraculously, a dry day!! The Press Box showed us how broadcasters get the game to their listeners and viewers. Through the thoughtfulness and kindness of the Steelers, we were given gift bags at the conclusion of the tour.

Lunch at Southern Tier followed the Tour. Again, we were so fortunate to have marvelous weather, so we ate outside. Food was enjoyed by all and we had a great time!! A big THANKS to the Steeler Organization for this fun day!!


2017 Events

Oktoberfest 2017

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PVGP 2017

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US Steel Car Show

From left to right: Paul Angell, Bill Lape, Dan Marcin, Paul George ,Stephen Niznik, Dick Kline, Robert Hoag, Paul Bowman and Eric Neishloss

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Spring Drive to Foxburg

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Hahn-Vorbach Restoration Tour

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Pittsburgh Auto Show 2017