Four years ago I was honored by The Gull Wing Group International to have been elected to the Board of Directors. I have been a member of the club since 2003 when I attended the convention in Jackson, WY, with the purpose of learning all I could about the 300 SL before purchasing one. The plan worked, and three months later I bought "Luscious," as my wife Ellen dubbed her, a '57 Roadster.

It has been a wonderful adventure ever since, starting with a drive to the Newport Convention 2004 with a friend who was mesmerized by his visit with John Fitch, and including hosting, in 2013, with Ellen, the club convention in New Orleans, our hometown. In addition, there have been many long and fruitful drives to most conventions. Luscious has performed flawlessly.

I have received so much from the club — valuable information, friendship, and fun times --- that has enhanced the caretaking of such an amazing car.