The Alabama / NW Florida Section extends from the Alabama-Tennessee border to the Gulf of Mexico including the Florida panhandle and the southeast third of Mississippi. In addition to the largest city in the region, Birmingham, it also includes Mobile, Huntsville, Alabama's capital Montgomery, and Florida's capital Tallahassee as well as Pensacola along with Hattiesburg and Biloxi Mississippi.
Of most interest to MBCA members it also includes the only Mercedes-Benz factory in North America, MBUSI, between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. MBUSI is the world's only site of production for the GL, and R-class . Alabama Section makes one or two popular visits as special guests of the factory each year and is delighted to help host other sections on factory tours.
Since its founding in 2004 Alabama section has grown to over 200 members and stages several events of different types each year including the very popular special national/regional event, "Heimafest" (Home Festival) in conjunction with the very upscale Legends of Motorsports vintage races the third weekend of May including scenic drives, concours, track tours, Barber museum, and of course tours of the Mercedes-Benz Factory and Museum.
Alabama, northwest Florida, and Mississippi have hundreds of miles of challenging, lightly traveled roads and unspoiled scenery as well as unique world class museums and historical sites We haven't covered them all yet, but we are working on it!
Regular monthly and board meetings are held in Birmingham on the third Tuesday each month. There is usually a major local event each month.
We will soon have quarterly meetings and events in the Mobile and other gulf Coast areas.