We joined MBCA when we got our Benz from a family member. Thought that it would be a good way to get familar with the car and it's history. I would agree that the tech end of the club doesn't even compare with this site but really did not join it for that. We joined to meet other Benz owners. We don't really give a rats patoot about the politics. The local section has some nice activities of which we have participated in several. We even won a 3rd place trophy on our first rally. The other owners are not snooty and the STAR is a great source of information on the marque. Whether or not it is worth the $45 is in the eye of the beholder. We think that it is.
1980 450Sl "Black Beauty"
2002 C230 Kompressor "Spicy"