As a first year member and first time MBZ owner, I have enjoyed the Star magazine and the new car raffle. I would recommend membership to every MBZ car owner. It should be even more valuable if you can attend a local chapter (Section) of the MBCA. When you join MBCA you also are enrolled in a local Section. In my case that is the Peachtree Section. They hold local events throughout the year and publish a newsletter. Later this month I am planning to attend my first event at the local level. MercedesShop is an excellent source of information, but MBCA can be of benefit to the car enthusiast in a different way.