Growing up in northwestern Canada, I was very fortunate to spend the summer of ‘64 in Vancouver. Being a car nut from a young age, I saw a 300 SL Roadster for the first time and knew I had to have one at some point. It became a difficult challenge for a variety of reasons, but one I never lost sight of. Maureen and I joined the GWG in 2006 as associate members and were immediately impressed with the friendliness of the members and the amazing wealth of knowledge displayed when we attended a convention. In 2012 we finally acquired our ‘61 Roadster, which came with a box of old StarLetters. These, and the 50th anniversary book were instrumental in giving me an understanding of the history of the GWG and the many outstanding people who have made it so exceptional.