Carolinas Section

Carolinas Section

Carolinas Event Calendar

Carolinas Event Calendar

Saturday, June 4 Cars & Coffee at Whitehall Corporate Center in Charlotte, NC – Organized by Carson Perrotti and Mark McFadden, Director of Events (Charlotte Metro Ambassador:  Wendy Whitehurst)

Come join the FUN!! We will meet in the Top Golf parking lot, 8024 Savoy Corporate Dr. in Charlotte between 7:00 and 7:15 AM.  Just look for the group of Mercedes cars!  After we have greeted the other members, we will drive to the Whitehall Cars & Coffee (3545 Whitehall Park Drive) and have all of our Mercedes-Benz park together. It will be a casual time to enjoy the company of other MBCA-Carolinas Section members, show off your car to MANY other car owners, and see other cars of interest.  It is a family friendly event that can be enjoyed by all.

Please email Carson at [email protected] or call him at (980) 829-2318 for more information and to let him know you will be joining the group.


June 10-12 – Highlands Motoring Festival in Highlands, NC (Mountains & Upstate Area Ambassador: Frank Towson)

Join us as we return to the mountains in North Carolina for the Highlands Motoring Festival. On Friday evening we will have a casual BBQ dinner at the Brook Trout Inn.  We will dine next door at Osteria del Monte on Saturday night.

On Saturday morning, we will travel into Highlands, NC to take in the Concours where we can look forward to a special selection of vehicles on display. We will join in the casual car show called “High Octane” on Sunday, June 12, 2022.  Visit the website at this link


The Brook Trout Inn now has 1 room left (due to a cancellation)! Contact Jane Martinez at [email protected] to register for this event.


August 26-27– Mercedes-Benz Showcase at Shelton Vineyards (Tarheel Section) – Regional Event


We are excited to be gathering again, reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. And where better than the Mercedes-Benz Showcase at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC  Block these dates off on your calendar!  More information will be provided at a future date. 


Sept 23-25 – Cape Fear River Motoring Tour in Wilmington, NC (Grand Strand Area Ambassador: John Hameline)


Please join Ambassador John Hameline, Marsha Wilmot, and Judy & Terry Beers for the Cape Fear River Motoring Tour starting on September 23-25, 2022.


Our weekend starts on Friday, September 23 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton at Wilmington, NC’s riverfront. We’ll congregate for the hotel’s complimentary reception with drinks and light bites, and then retreat to the Cloud Nine Rooftop bar for some club fun & raffles.

On Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. we’ll start our motor tour and drive to Southport, NC where the Cape Fear River meets the ocean. After lunch at Oliver’s Restaurant, we motor and board the Fort Fischer Ferry.  Next, we’ll visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher where one can feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray, spot eels and sharks swimming in the depths, look an albino alligator in the eye and wonder at baby sea turtles. After our visit we motor up the coast while passing Kure, Carolina, and Wrightsville beaches, then returning to Wilmington. The rest of the afternoon you are free to visit the USS North Carolina Battleship, take a cruise on the river with CFR Boat Cruises, or take a walk on the Riverwalk where shopping awaits!  We’ll dine as a group at the Marina Grill on the waterfront and finish the day with a short walk back to our hotel. 

On Sunday, our day starts with the hotel’s made-to-order breakfast. We’ll gather for a brief MBCA Carolinas Section Annual Meeting in the morning. For those who want stay a bit longer we can take a short drive to the Bellamy Mansion Museum for a tour of exceptional architectural style that housed slave quarters up to the 1930’s. Our tour ends mid-day for your safe departure home!

Hotel Information for the Embassy Suites by Hilton:

                     Rates are $179.00 plus taxes, etc. for a regular room                               and $199.00 plus taxes, etc. for a Riverview room

For reservations, please call 1-800-HILTONS and group code: CMBor USE THIS LINK


Event registration is in the April Newsletter


For any questions, please contact John Hameline at [email protected] or (843) 315-4320


Nov 3-6 – Carolinas Section Regional Event including the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance (Lowcountry Area Ambassador: Bruce Wood and the Lowcountry Team)

The Carolinas Section is hosting a Regional Event from Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6. The team is finalizing the details of the events and registration will be available soon!

We will have a Welcome Reception Thursday night which will then lead into the Grand Motoring Film Festival. On Friday, you will be able to select from three different types of driving rallies.  We will also be offering a tour in Bluffton to learn about the history of the area. Friday night will be a dinner at Alfred’s restaurant, a local’s favorite. The attendance will be limited to the capacity of the restaurant.  The team is still working on details for the Saturday night awards dinner.

You will have the opportunity to attend the HHI Concours d’Elegance events on Saturday and Sunday – rain is not invited this year!! The team has been working to have “The History of the Mercedes-Benz Roadster” at the Car Club Showcase on Saturday, November 5. It will feature ten (10) specially selected Mercedes-Benz roadsters to show their history from 1950’s to the present. The Legends of the Autobahn – East will also be available on Saturday.  And the finale will be the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. This show always has always had some beautiful cars displayed, including a few special Mercedes. 

The event will not be using a “host hotel”. However, we have a limited number of rooms reserved at the following hotels that are available now:

          Sonesta Resort ($174) at this SONESTA LINK

          Hampton Inn ($169) at this HAMPTON LINK


There are also vacation rentals available on Hilton Head Island that may interest our members.  Check them out at, and other similar websites.

Block these dates off on your calendar!  The final arrangements are being made now and registration information will be provided soon!


Dec 2-4 A Weekend of Jingling & Mingling at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC  (Carolinas Section Holiday Committee)

Rooms are now available to reserve for

$241.00 per/night (includes taxes & resort fees)

For reservations, members may call-in to 855-235-8507 and mention ‘Carolinas Section MBCA’ or Booking ID 97416 (conference reservations).

Individual room deposits will be applied to the last evening of the guest’s stay.

Due to the hotel’s high volume of bookings already, please make your reservations NOW!


Registration information will be coming soon. The committee is working on finalizing the arrangements.

Look for more details about this wonderful event and registration information in the April edition of our newsletter!


And in 2023


You may have recently read an article in the MBCA’s Star Magazine by David Adams, who joined the Nostalgic Driving Experience Tours in the Italian Lakes in 2020.  The MBCA Carolinas Section is working with the folks at Nostalgic on a ‘custom’ tour for its members in 2023. For more information about the tours go to THIS LINK

If you have any interest in joining a custom tour with the Carolinas Section, please contact Marsha Wilmot at

[email protected]