Memphis Section

Our Memphis Section Board

Our Memphis Section Board

We always welcome feedback and suggestions, so email any of us via the Contact page email forms!

Linda Reyle


I became a bonafide Mercedes-Benz enthusiast on an MBCA tour in Stuttgart, Germany over 10 years ago. The thrill of legally driving an M-B sedan at 147 mph (German Autobahn) coupled with my respect for an auto manufacturer who studied and designed passenger safety features long before the Corvair, propelled me into the Mercedes-Benz enthusiast realm. My husband picked me up on our first date in a charming Mercedes-Benz diesel.  Our favorite car is our 1966 250SE Cabriolet. She’s a gem.


Michael McHann

Vice-President, Section Membership

I became a member of MBCA 25 years ago for technical info and support after purchasing my first 300E. I've since owned 9 Mercedes and am particularly fond of the "E" series cars. As a car collector my entire adult life, I've enjoyed membership in several car clubs but have found the MBCA to be the most active, supportive and inclusive of the clubs, and I would recommend MBCA for those who want to learn more about their cars and enjoy fellowship with others who have the same passion for this grand marquee.
Lynn Jones


I have been a member of the Memphis section for 10 years. I bought my 1960 190b sedan, generally called a “Ponton”, while living in Beirut, Lebanon in 1974 where it had been imported from Switzerland for sale as a taxi. The car’s been to Aqaba and Petra, Damascus and Aleppo, and from Greece to Holland while my wife and I have owned it. The great diversity of M-B products and engineering quality has long been an attraction.
Bill Sudekum

Section Secretary

We joined the section in 2003. I have held two offices. I was elected Secretary from Apr. 2011-2014, then elected President Apr. 2014-2018. We originally joined for the social activities. Since becoming president, I have wanted to increase membership, stay financially sound, and increase our activities based on what the membership wants to do.
Dale Duckworth

Section Newsletter

The first Mercedes Benz I drove was my mom’s 1959 W111 220S when I was in college in the early 1960s. What a fine machine. In 1972 I bought a 1963 W113 230SL, which I still have. Then a 230 sedan when I came back from being stationed in Thailand in 1975. And a 1982 W123 300TD when I moved to Germantown in 1985. Since retiring in 2014, I have acquired a 2009 W211 E350, a 2008 W164 ML350, a 2009 W209 CLK350 Cabriolet, and a 2009 R171 SLK350. I really like to drive and work on MBs and socialize with other MB owners and enthusiasts.
Lordita Nowacki

Section Webmaster

R129 SL500 for Lordita and a W211 E63 AMG for her husband, Erik Nowacki.  Prior to meeting her husband, a car was simply a transportation appliance, now she spends more time than she cares to admit reading the Star Magazine and surfing AutoTrader for a possible addition to the family fleet...
Pamela Zelman

Social Media

My husband and I were members of the Cincinnati section for 25 years before moving down south in 2016. Dave and I were on the Cincinnati Board for a many years, plus I served as Editor, Secretary and President. I look forward to helping this section grow and thrive through greater diversity and media presence.
Erik & Lordita Nowacki

Event Coordinators

Erik has fond memories of Mercedes from his youth. His dad purchased a 220D, that frequently needed to be push started when the temperature fell below 40 degrees...More recently, he has enjoyed fiddling with a W108 and a complete basket case W111 coupe. The current daily driver fleet consists of a W211 E63 AMG wagon for Erik and an R129 SL500 for Lordita. We both enjoy the friendships and fun events organized by the club.


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