Mercedes Freude

Event Sponsors


What Is AutoBio?

AutoBio is a Louisville, KY-based company founded by husband-and-wife team Paul & Katie Rooprai. They have created a digital showcase for vehicles, specifically for use at events like Mercedes Freude. An AutoBio Tag is a 2.5" window cling (not a sticker) that goes on the inside of your windshield. It is scannable using the QR code & NFC technology that is built into the Tag. The vehicle owner uploads photos, specifications and tells the story of their car on the website ( Once your story is uploaded on the website and the Tag is on your windshield, anyone walking by can scan your Autobio Tag to learn the story of your car. You can return to the website and update your story and pictures anytime.

Becker Autosound

Choose the authorized and certified team that boasts more than 40 years of industry experience! We will return phone calls and emails within 24 hours. Send your audio systems directly to our professionals for repair, service, and troubleshooting. Call BeckerAuto Sound LLC (201-773-0976) today !


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Bud's Benz is a complete Service Facility for your Mercedes Benz. We have a brand new online parts department that provides new and used Mercedes-Benz Parts to all of the 50 states and many international countries. Selling parts such as Rubber, Sheet metal, Electrical parts, Mechanical, and Trim. We can offer you everything from just one place! Please see the Contact page for phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, hours of operation or mailing addresses.

We also have an on site Restoration Facility. We've restored many cars like the 190SL, 230SL, 250SL 280SL, and the 350SL, 450SL, 380SL, and the 560SL. Take a look at some of our work in our Restoration Portfolio.

Our Service Facility provides same day service on oil changes and minor maintenance like A/C recharging, valve adjustments, and suspension work. Our Service Department provides many other services such as our newest service, Engine Detailing.

For more information or if you have any questions, either send us an email or give us a call us at 800.942.8444.


Hagerty was built by people who love cars.

We began as a niche insurance agency offering coverage for collector cars. We’re now a global automotive enthusiast brand and the world’s largest membership organization for car lovers. And it’s all driven by our love for cars.


Since 1993, H & H Auto Service Inc. has served thousands of customers with expert mechanical repair.  Rated #1 in 2020 as the best Oil Change, Tire Shop and Mechanical Repair Shop on the Island !  Our roots are deep within our community.  We are a family-owned business and offer complete automotive repairs,  including the best oil change on the islandtires and wheelsbrake repairdiesel engine repair, and more!  Please see our full list of services.


Steve & Carol Ross


The mission of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and specifically the St. Louis Gateway Section, is to provide the owners of Mercedes-Benz automobiles a higher level of ownership. This is accomplished by affording club members a unique opportunity to participate and share with fellow members the wonderful experience of owning and driving, what is universally recognized as the first, and continues today, to be one of the finest luxury motorcars in the world.


The MB Market is the world’s first online auction platform dedicated exclusively to Mercedes-Benz. Co-founders Ryan Hemphill and Blakley Leonard will present a session at Mercedes Freude on buying and selling a Mercedes-Benz online or through a private party listing. Topics will include how to get the best price when selling your Mercedes-Benz, how to properly photograph your vehicle for listing, which areas of the car to focus on for presentation (including underbody & specific detail photos) and the right way to document your car (service records, data cards, VMIs, etc.). Attendees will also benefit from the buyer’s perspective by learning what to look for when considering a Mercedes-Benz that is listed for sale either online or locally. Ryan and Blakley will also review “shot lists” for photographing your car in detail, demonstrate how to best present your car with photo & video listing aids, and guide members on proper history/service documentation techniques & resources for maximizing value.


Lory Lockwood is an artist who specializes in automobile and motorcycle fine art that she paints in a style called Photorealism. This contemporary style exudes a power of obsessive detail that focuses on chrome reflections, bright colors and abstract patterns. Lockwood’s interests range from vintage, exotic and classic autos like Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz to bikes such as Harley-Davidson, Gilera and custom choppers. Her exquisitely detailed oil paintings are inspired by visits to Daytona Bike Week, Laguna Seca Historic Races and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts can also commission a personalized portrait from Lockwood.

3D CAR ART by Tony Watts

Tony Watts is a New Orleans artist who creates car art in a style he calls 3D mixed media photography. His art is a unique blend of photography and sculpture and can be hung in your home, office or mancave. If you don’t see your favorite car on the website, then contact Tony and discuss a commission. He would be happy to create a personalized piece of art to celebrate your special car. Tony is based in New Orleans in the winter and North Carolina in the summer. All prices include shipping.