The International Club for Mercedes 230 SL / 250 SL / 280 SL Roadsters
The Pagoda SL Group is international in that it serves all W113 owners and enthusiasts in any part of the world no matter where located. The Club’s international side is seen in the membership with members in many countries and four Continents. We aim to reflect this international membership in our Board of Directors.
How does the Group’s international face allow it to better serve its members? Perhaps a member in Chicago USA has a problem. Does Bosch in Germany have this electrical part somewhere in its inventory? Would Bosch agree to put the part back into production if there is sufficient demand?
The Club operates through its members in various countries to organize local activities and to facilitate communication between members in that region and with the Board of Directors. The use of our forum is a great way to facilitate direct communications between members in different countries. The Chicago member contacts a Board Member, who contacts the Group’s Board member located or a different member in Germany and the answer comes back from Germany in due course. This is just one advantage of having international roots. It all comes down to a more efficient way to share knowledge and other resources on a worldwide scale.
The purpose of the Pagoda SL Group is to facilitate the sharing of information and to encourage communication among enthusiasts related to the Mercedes W113 cars. The Club seeks to assist with the care, repair, restoration, collection, and preservation of these classic cars.
Activities and Events
Club members exchange information and technical advice related to the Club’s purpose by visiting the Club website at www.sl113.org. The website has an active message forum, technical database, car registry, links to vendors, suppliers, repair facilities, and other elements as added from time to time.
The Group publishes a magazine, Pagoda World, a newsletter, and is slowly preparing a comprehensive manual related to W113 cars.
In addition to the website, the Club arranges and facilitates in-person events related to W113 Pagoda cars including car shows, technical sessions, track events, and others for W113 cars. These events can range from small local gatherings of a few hours to international events in North America or Europe lasting several days.
Full Members of the Pagoda SL Group, in addition to receiving all the benefits the Club offers, also have the privilege of choosing the members of the Board of Directors in elections held from time to time.
Board of Directors
The new board is listed on the following page, accessible to Full Members only: Board of Directors.