Classic Car Events & Community
Experience firsthand how Mercedes-Benz has written automotive history, time and time again.
Sharing the Spirit of Mercedes-Benz
From the Concours d’Elegance to local get-togethers, we strive to share our passion whenever and wherever we can. Find us at numerous events throughout the year, ready to answer your questions or just engage in some friendly car-talk. Our collection of iconic classic vehicles is also available for event displays, sponsorships, red carpet affairs, film shoots and more.
Every August, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world compete for one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry — Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A tradition since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles, international automotive luminaries and motorcar enthusiasts from around the globe. The competition is held on the spectacular 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, with cars lined up and down the hallowed fairway. The unique competition is not a contest of speed, but rather elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit, and their style.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
1700 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California 93953
Fostering the future of restoration.
The Mercedes-Benz Classic workshop employs several graduates of the Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College, and our relationship can be traced back almost two decades. Supporting students through scholarship awards, facility improvements, internships and the employment of graduates, we’ve paved the way for them to pursue their educational and career dreams.
Recently, we’ve expanded this partnership as McPherson students restore a 1953 MB 300 S Cabriolet, with the goal of competing at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This project demonstrates the value of a bachelor’s degree in restoration, exhibiting students’ technical, historical, communication and organization skills. Learn more about McPherson’s Automotive Restoration Program.
The Prize at the End of the Road
The latest Mercedes-Benz to pass the 1 million mile mark is a 1970 280SE, acquired for the Mercedes-Benz Museum Collection from its original owners, George and Luzstella Koschel of Orange County, California. The Koschels bought the car new and drove it for 1,019,000 miles.Download an Application
Drivers receive a traditional Star and Laurel Badge and handsome display certificate in a formal presentation folder. Awards are presented at five vehicle mileage milestones.
155,000 miles (250,000 kilometers)
310,000 miles (500,000 kilometers)
466,000 miles (750,000 kilometers)
621,000 miles (1,000,000 kilometers)
1,000,000 miles (1,610,000 kilometers)
Download your award application here, complete it, and then take your vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer for odometer verification.
Mercedes-Benz first introduced the High Mileage Award in the 1960s to recognize the many Mercedes-Benz vehicles that routinely travel hundreds of thousands of miles — some even eclipsing the million-mile mark!
The current Mercedes-Benz High Mileage champ is Gregorios Sachinidis, a Greek taxi driver who holds the known record of more than 2.8 million miles in his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D.
By Mail or In-Person
3860 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, California 90808
Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 8 am to 4 pm PT
Sat – Sun: Closed