MBCNSW Past Presidents drive through Berowra

Today was the first Mercedes-Benz club event of the year.   It was the first of a couple of drives, organized by past presidents of the club.   This drive was organized by our immediate past president and started in Berowra.   Next week the previous past president is organizing a drive down south.

The route was pretty similar to one we have used before as  Night Drive.  It started at Berowra station, took the Berowra ferry across to Glenorie, then up the old Northern Road to Wisemans Ferry road, then south to the final destination, Lynwood country club.   This is always a good drive, as those roads are nice to drive on, have minimal traffic and almost no lights.

Considering the club doesn’t normally do many drives in January, the event was very popular.   There must have been at least 20 cars on the run. Certainly our convoy was too big to fit on a single ferry crossing.

Lynwood country club

There was a very good range of cars on the drive.   I took my 560SEL.    The oldest car was a 1972 280SE 3.5 W108.   Other classics included a 1979 450SE W116, two R107s (a 380SL and a 500SL), a 450SLC, a 300CE in a great colour combination of smoke silver and sienna, an E280 and a 190E.    There were also a number of the modern cars including an AMG wagon that looked like a real monster.    Given how rare they are in the club, there were two W140s.

Lynwood country clubConsidering it had been drizzle all day yesterday, the weather was spectacular and it was great to cruise around in the 560SEL again.     I also had my refitted Hirschmann antenna working.   I don’t really listen to the radio (I stream from my phone), but it was great to have the proper antenna there and working nevertheless.     The food at Lynwood Country club was pretty good, and reasonably priced.

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