Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 8:00am


Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Classic


Applications are now open for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Classic, the first ever 300 SL specific all-inclusive event with full support for rally enthusiasts, celebrates the engineering legacy and design heritage of the world’s first super car – the 300 SL.

The 300 SL Foundation, formed by members of the Gull Wing Group International car club, in partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Circle of Excellence, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and the producers of the Going To The Sun Rally, has created the 300 SL Classic rally. 

For four days this November (4-8), participants in the 300 SL Classic will drive 1000 miles of the best backroads that northern Arizona has to offer:  from Scottsdale to Winslow to Sedona to the Grand Canyon and back to Scottsdale.  This 4-day 1000-mile rally will be similar in format to the Colorado Grand and the Copperstate 1000 – except that it will be a 300 SL - only event.  

The 300 SL Classic rally team is a group of enthusiasts with a wide range of vintage car rally interests and experience who share a passion for these iconic cars.  Collectively the organizing team has compiled over 300,000 miles of rally seat time over the last decade.  The routes for the 2018 300 SL Classic have been scouted and the lodging and catering plans are first class.  Mechanical support will be provided by the expert team of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.  In addition flatbed support, luggage assistance and overnight security will be provided for participating vehicles from start to finish.   

All Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupes “Gullwings” (1954-1957) and Roadsters (1957-1963) are eligible for the 300 SL Classic.  The entry fee is $7,600 and includes all meals and double occupancy lodging for November 4-8, 2018.  For this first annual event, we will be limited to approximately forty (40) participants.  

The 300 SL Classic is organized as a fundraiser operated by the 300 SL Foundation.  We have established the 300 SL Foundation as a separate charitable 501(c)(3) foundation (status applied for) to receive participants’ fees and seek sponsor support, to manage the rally, and to make donations to worthy charities, including our charity partner - Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA.  

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a very special rally open exclusively to 300 SL Coupes “Gullwings” and Roadsters.  A not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy a few days of challenging roads that explore the less traveled wide open spaces of the American West with the camaraderie of like-minded friends.   The combination of a deeply experienced rally team, the beauty of northern Arizona, the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, first class accommodations, and the expert mechanical support of the Classic Center all combine to offer a unique rally opportunity for the drivers who share a passion for these iconic cars.


Applications are due by May 15, 2018


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