It was a Sunday morning that brought with it a taste of the luxury lifestyle as Mercedes-Benz Club of Sri Lanka together with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) successfully organised “Sunday Drive” for Mercedes-Benz owners. DIMO is Sri Lanka’s automotive pioneer and the only Authorized General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in the island.
A number of Mercedes-Benz cars, including old classics, young classics and the latest, state-of-the-art models, were on the drive at the gathering. This event, along with several others that have been organised over the years, was about bringing all Mercedes-Benz owners and enthusiasts together to one location followed by a drive together where they can experience a unique event that is tailor-made to enable them to demonstrate their love and passion for the ‘Star’. Participants got the chance to proudly show off Mercedes-Benz vehicles, admire other Mercedes vehicles of today and yesteryear both during the drive and after, and share intricate knowledge of their vehicles. By observing the range of models on display, they also got the opportunity to educate themselves on how Mercedes-Benz has evolved over the years while always enduring as the gold standard of automobile engineering since the birth of the automobile.
The drive commenced with the group taking off from Green Path and travelling around the near-empty Sunday morning streets of Colombo. The lineup of gleaming Mercedes-Benz cars gained looks of admiration from the general public at every turn, as they made their way to the Navam Mawatha car park. Little ones, who undoubtedly will become the next generation of proud Mercedes-Benz owners, thoroughly enjoyed the time spent riding in their parents’ Mercedes-Benz cars. At their destination, the owners had the opportunity to get up close and personal with all the Mercedes-Benz models on display. Refreshments were served as they shared their memories, related their experiences and compared notes about their journey with Mercedes-Benz. DIMO’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance vehicle was available throughout, in the event of a vehicle breakdown or accident.
DIMO, together with Mercedes-Benz, has always believed in connecting with Mercedes-Benz owners and giving them a window to the premium lifestyle offered by the iconic brand. Through events such as the Sunday Drive, MercedesTrophy golf tournament, Mercedes-Benz Pageant and many others, DIMO is able to provide a platform for owners of the three-pointed ‘Star’ to proudly display their passion for the brand, explore the fascinating world of Mercedes-Benz and share their inspiring stories with fellow Mercedes-Benz owners. The company plans to organise several similar events, as well as much bigger ones, more regularly in the future for owners to discover new experiences and adopt new perspectives.
Founded in May 1990, the Mercedes-Benz Club of Sri Lanka is undoubtedly the most prestigious automobile club in Sri Lanka and one of the oldest Mercedes-Benz affiliated clubs in the world. Globally, around 100,000 members in 80 clubs keep alive the tradition of the Mercedes-Benz brand courtesy of various activities, thereby preserving the rich heritage of automobiles with the three-pointed ‘Star’. The Mercedes-Benz Club comprises of passionate individuals of the three-pointed ‘Star’, who take great pride in being part of the world of Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz Club of Sri Lanka is the local representation of the Mercedes-Benz Clubs International and has been instrumental in portraying the Mercedes-Benz lifestyle to individuals who have a taste for the finer things in life. The club regularly organises fun, informative activities that are an ideal way to share knowledge about classic cars, young classics and the latest, state-of-the-art models that keeps the brand thriving in the country.