Ozark Section

Ozark Section

6th Annual Ozark Euro Rally for All German Cars

6th Annual Ozark Euro Rally for All German Cars

Ozark
Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
8:30am to 3:00pm
Eureka Springs
Arkansas

Our Ozark Section had a great time participating at the 6th Annual Ozark Euro Rally for All German Cars in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on August 29, 2020. There were 13 spotless Mercedes-Benz vehicles participating in our line up of members’ cars along the main entry to the event including: “Crystal”, Diane and Dane Paulsen’s 1967 SL230 classic, a 1987 SL560, SLKs, Es, an E AMG, GLSs, an ML AMG and even a 2020 AMG GT, which captured the Euro Rally event award for the Best in Show Mercedes-Benz. Philip Johnson, Director of Service for our Northwest Arkansas Mercedes-Benz Dealership placed several Mercedes-Benz vehicles in a presentation area for Mercedes-Benz support with his dealership team as well as providing participants a chance to win a generous $500 Service and Parts voucher for the best Mercedes-Benz participating, which again was awarded to the 2020 AMG GT. We greatly appreciate the awesome support from the dealership hosting events, providing members special discounts and their support purchasing and servicing our vehicles. This is an annual event staged for German auto enthusiasts (Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz) who love to show off their vehicles, regardless of how they look, and the camaraderie that owning a German car brings! We had an on-site Mexican food truck for those who didn’t pack a picnic lunch as well as trophies and several raffles from local sponsors. We enjoyed getting to know new members as well as some potential new members in our lawn chairs as we took the appropriate social distancing and used facemasks when viewing other cars at the Euro Rally. Unfortunately, by mid-afternoon Mother Nature brought in some strong storm winds and rain with threatening hail. This caused all but a few cars to head for home; however, we still enjoyed the time together again after the difficult late spring and summer months of isolation with Covid-19. The Annual Ozark Euro Rally is a perfect place for our Mercedes-Benz Ozark Section to participate each year to showcase our cars and spend time together. Hopefully next year we will be past the Covid-19 virus restrictions and can enjoy the vehicle parades, raffles, and great local restaurants.