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Month: October 2010
2010 Atlanta Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure was a Huge Success!

The 2010 walk is over! We walked from Lake Lanier to Turner Field! We had beautiful weather, fantastic crowds and amazing walkers. My team raised nearly $25,000 this year and the Atlanta total was $6.1 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I am proud to be a participant and will be back for 2011!

Thanks again to Atlanta Classic Cars and all of my generous donors for making this possible.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is This Weekend!

It is going to be a gorgeous weekend to walk 60 miles in Atlanta!

Thank you to all of my donors who have helped me to reach my goal! Thank you to Atlanta Classic Cars for supporting the effort!

We are starting at Lake Lanier Islands and finishing at Turner Field. Here is the list of cheering stations if you would like to come out and see what thousands of people walking for the cure looks like! It is quite a sight!

Friday, October 22nd

9-11am – Downtown Buford,  Along Main Street. 89 Main Street, Buford, GA 30518.

2-5:30pm – Suwanee Station. Station Center Blvd, Suwanee, GA 30024.

Saturday, October 23rd

9:15am-12pm – Oreck Vacuums Store. 5005 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092.

11:30am-6pm – Duluth Monarch School. 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096

Sunday, October 24th

7:45-9:30 – Lowe’s. 4950 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341.

10:30am-1:30pm – Atlantic Station. 171 17th St, Atlanta, GA 30363

Recall Campaign – Power Steering Line Connection Fitting

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary recall on some 2010 and 2011 C and E-Classes to fix the power steering line connection fitting. The connection fitting on the high-pressure power steering line at the connection to the pump did not have sufficient torque applied during the production process. Loss of pressure at this connection fitting may, over time, result in the backing off of the connection fitting by no more than approximately .1-.3 mm, due to the positioning of the clamping plate. As a result of the loss of power steering fluid, owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicles in areas, such as parking where maximum power steering is required, and could lead to a vehicle crash.

The recalled vehicles are:

  • 2010 C-Class
  • 2010-2011 E-Class Coupe
  • 2010-2011 E-Class Sedan
  • 2010-2011 E-Class Cabriolet
  • with production dates from 06/09 through 02/10

You can check your production date on the B-pillar of the car on the drivers side. For example, this vehicle has a production date of  06/10.

Owners should be notified by Mercedes-Benz shortly and the dealership will retorque the connection fitting and replace the O-ring as a precautionary measure for any vehicles that show signs of loosening.

You can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-FOR-MERC with additional questions.

My ML puts the Utility is Sport Utility Vehicle!

It’s not all about good looks, comfort and safety…My 2007 ML320 CDI sometimes has to act like a work truck! The ML towed a few tons of wood from one side of the yard to the other while climbing steep grades and maneuvering through tight spaces. What a great all-around vehicle!

Mercedes-Benz Impact Stories

Mercedes-Benz USA has posted several short films, featuring real Mercedes-Benz owners who walked away from serious accidents thanks to their vehicles.  These owners are just some of the hundreds that regularly contact Mercedes-Benz with wonderful stories of survival and perspective.

I’ve heard many similar stories firsthand as clients of our collision center come in to purchase their next Mercedes-Benz. It is absolutely amazing how these cars can absorb and deflect energy to keep the occupants safe!

You can view all of the videos and even submit your own story here. If you are the type to cry at Hallmark commercials I wouldn’t watch these at work!

New Color – Magnetite Black (183)- on the 2011 SL550

I finally received a vehicle in Magnetite Black! This new color is stunning in person. I tried to take a few pictures that would show the huge amount of metallic sparkle in this color. When the sun is not shining directly on it, it looks similar to Steel Grey but a little bit darker. You could certainly mistake it for Black at night. Once the sun is shining it most closely resembles designo Graphite but isn’t quite the same shade. It is so hard to describe a color like this!

Currently only available on the S, CL and SL it is a standard metallic paint – no upcharge! This particular SL is Magnetite Black with the Natural Beige interior and is absolutely gorgeous! It is by far the most striking SL we have on the lot.